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WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY DRIVERS RECEIVE AWARDS AT BANQUET

For Immediate Release Orrville, Ohio By Mike Swanger

The Pines Golf Course Banquet room was filled to capacity Saturday night as four Wayne County Speedway champions and the top ten drivers in each class received their 2018 awards. In the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints, Jordan Ryan collected his first Wayne County Speedway championship as he posted two feature wins and two second place finishes along with two fourth and fifth place runs and total up 484 points for the crown. Along with the trophy, a jacket and a big picture of his car, Pine Tree Towing & Recovery gave Ryan a brand new drivers suit. Danny Mumaw would be the runner up with 470 points with three feature wins and five heat wins which was the most in the Sprints as it was his 7th straight finish in the top ten. Trey Jacobs would make it into the top ten in points for the first time with 451 points as he grabbed two second place finishes to best his nine top 10 finishes to take third in the points. For the second year in a row, Tyler Dunn would finish fourth in the points with 418 markers as his eight top tens were highlighted by a season best second place finish. Also chalking up his 7th straight year in the top ten, Nick Patterson ended up the season with 382 points for his fifth place finish as he racked up four top tens lead by a 3rd place finish. Picking up the rookie of the year, Henry Malcuit was sixth in the points with 358 points with a best placing of 8th and finished in the top 15 in ten of the 11 points races. Seventh place finisher was Steve Butler with 339 markers with 2 top tens in his second straight year in the top ten. Clay Riney has made the top ten in all four of his race seasons at WCS and this year his 310 points put him 8th in the standings with a third place besting his 4 top tens. Taking ninth in the points was Brad Haudenschild with 294 points with two top tens and filling out the top ten was Troy Kingan as he posted his 5th straight top ten with 260 points.

Ryan Markham would collect his 6th Wayne County Speedway championship and all the perks as his 11 top tens were led by two feature wins, three seconds and fourths, a third, a fifth and an eighth along with five heat wins to top the Kar Connection Super Late Models with 520 points. Markham also won the Attica Raceway Park/ Wayne County Speedway Challenge for the third time in five years. Brad Malcuit, a five time track champion, would be second in the points with 474 points topped by two seconds, two thirds and two fifth in his nine top tens. J R Gentry would gather in third place with 418 markers for his 7th straight year in the top ten as he notched a win along with a 3rd, 5th, 6th and 9th in his five top tens. For the first time ever, D J Miller scored a top ten placing as his 7 top tens highlighted by two fifth place runs gave him 413 points for fourth. Mitch Caskey's six top tens with a best finish of 3rd earned him 394 points and fifth place along with the rookie of the year for the Late Models plus he won the Never Ever Won (NEW) race and also finished third in the ARP/WCS challenge. Taking sixth place was Charlie Duncan with 392 markers as he had five top tens with a best finish of second with a 4th and fifth backing that up for his 7th straight top ten spot. In his first year at WCS, Craig Hartong scored a 7th place in the final standings with 388 points with a 7th place race finish topping his six top tens. Cody Scott ended the season in 8th place with 359 points with 2 wins in his seven top tens and taking second in the ARP/WCS challenge. Ninth place in the point standings went to Jerry Aber with 346 points as he scored four top tens with a fourth being his best race finish in his fourth straight top ten finish. Rounding out the top ten was Jim Nicely with his fifth straight top ten season with 313 points collecting four top tens during the season with a seventh place best finish.

The only driver to repeat as track champion was Bob Daugherty as his season high CorBon Super Stock four feature wins, four seconds and three thirds with seven heat wins totaled up to eleven top tens and 556 points to gather in all of the awards for his third overall crown and his fourth top ten finish in seven seasons. Runner up Brandon Craver scored 504 points with eleven top tens with three seconds and three thirds and five heat wins spotlighting his third straight season in the top ten. T A Perrine wrapped up the season in third with 491 points as he posted the biggest win of the season by winning the Danny Gardner Memorial. He also had a second and two thirds in his ten top tens in his second straight top ten season. Three wins and seven top tens lead the way for Paul Holmes to finish fourth with 476 points and his third consecutive top ten. Gary Hensel Jr. racked up 9 top tens with a third place best finish and five fourth place runs to score 469 points for his fifth place final spot in his 4th straight top ten. Reaching his 7th straight top ten, Tyler Nicely totaled 451 markers with nine top tens and two fourth place runs to secure sixth place. Two second place race finishes in eight top tens placed Jordan James in seventh with 416 points and the second year in a row being in the top ten. Don Rutt made it into the top ten for the first time as his four top tens gathered him 392 points for eighth place in the standings. Scoring a ninth place in the standings was Chris Albright as hid two fifth place runs topped his 6 top ten events for 359 points for his 5th top ten in a row. Wrapping up the top ten was Dustin Daugherty with 356 points from his six top tens for his first top ten.

The WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock championship was won by Jordan James as he claimed four checkered flags along with a 2nd, 3rd, 4th and a 6th with two fifths added in for 534 points and his first championship at Wayne County Speedway. Doug Hensel ended up in the runner up position with 532 points as his 11 top tens were highlighted by a win, four seconds, three thirds and a season high eight heat wins on his way to a 6th straight top ten. Third place was claimed by Brad Hensel who scored 518 points in nine top tens that was lead by four feature wins, a second and three thirds to put him in the top ten for the sixth consecutive season. Wes Staley took fourth with 495 points on his nine top tens with a win and three seconds topping his season in his fourth top ten in a row. Cory Staley ended the season in fifth place with 485 points with a win and three seconds highlighting his second straight top ten season. Finishing the year in sixth place was Dustin Bedlion with nine top tens with a fourth place feature finish his best for 446 points. Six top tens and finishes of third, fifth, seventh and 3 eighths gave Stephen Crowe 415 points and 7th in the final points. Taylor Mazzoleni piled up 394 points with four top tens topped by two 6th place finishes for eighth in the point standings. Tying for ninth place were Michael Stewart and Wayne Newbury as both had four top tens with Stewart's best finish of fourth and Newbury's best was fifth place in race action. Both drivers gathered in 390 points.

The Super Stock 'Summer Series' crown went to Dustin Daugherty as in the four race series he compiled 162 points with finishes of two thirds, one fourth and ninth. Brandon Craver was second with 156 tallies on a second, fourth, eighth and tenth. Third went to Gary Hensel Jr. with 154 points as he recorded finishes of third, fourth, fifth and thirteenth.

In the Mini Stock 'Summer Series' Brad Hensel claimed the title as he started the series off with a 17th place finish and then reeled of three straight wins to pile up 177 points for the crown. Jordan James was second with 155 points on the strength of a win and two seconds while Dustin Bedlion took third with 136 points on finishes of fourth, seventh, 11th and 19th.

Watch for news and schedule announcements in the near future for Wayne County Speedway for the 2019 racing season.

Jason and Kristin Flory and all of the staff want to thank all the fans, the drivers and the crews for a great 2018 season.

 

 

Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports To Hit World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Tour in 2019

PETERSEN MEDIA- As progress for the 2019 season is well underway at Roth Motorsports, the Fresno, CA based team is thrilled to announce that former World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion, Daryn Pittman, will take over the controls of the famed No. 83 entry in 2019 as the team will embark on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series trail.

“We are extremely pleased to have a talented driver like Daryn Pittman in our stable in 2019,” Car Owner, Dennis Roth said. “We are going to be out on the road fulltime in 2019 and I think we will have a very successful season. Thank you to everyone who continues to support Roth Motorsports.”

Pittman is no stranger to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule as he has spent the last six years piloting the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 9 entry on the tour, a stint that included the 2013 Series Championship as well as 47 feature event wins as he currently sits 10th on the series’ All-Time wins list with 81 Triumphs.

Pittman got his first shot at the road back in 1999 and as a youngster he was able to pick up some prestigious wins including the King’s Royal (2008), the Historical Big One (2003), the Gold Cup Race of Champions (2006), and the Summer Nationals (2006) to name a few.

In between his travels, the 40-year old from Owasso, OK made a cameo in Pennsylvania where he would be adopted by the PA Posse. Competing aboard the Mike Heffner owned No. 27 entry, Pittman was very successful winning numerous races in the Keystone State including a pair of Mitch Smith Memorial’s as well as a Keystone Cup title.

2018 saw Pittman have another extremely solid year on the tour as he was able to pocket nine WoO wins and finish fourth in the series standings, momentum that both he and Roth Motorsports are hoping will carry over into 2019.

“First, I would like to thank Kasey Kahne and everyone associated with Kasey Kahne Racing for six great years on the road in the No. 9 car,” Pittman said. “To win a World of Outlaws Championship and win a ton of races will certainly always be a very special part of my career that I truly do cherish and I wish KKR the best moving forward.”

Pittman would continue.

“With that said, I am extremely excited for a new chapter in 2019 in joining Roth Motorsports and continuing on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour. The No. 83 is a very iconic car that I am excited to drive, and I am looking forward to the challenge of finding success and putting this car in victory lane where it belongs. I cannot thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura, and everyone at Roth Motorsports enough for this opportunity.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2018.

ON TAP: Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports will kick the 2019 season off this February in Florida during Florida Speedweek.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports or by liking https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/?ref=br_rs.

Keep up with Daryn Pittman by following him on Twitter @DarynPittman or by visiting his website, www.darynpittman.com.

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Jeff Wesell – Hepfner Racing Products
November 15, 2018

While existing HRP8811-A75-HD style top wing posts are considered extraordinary to other versions of top wing posts, have continually met rigorous specifications and have no documented failures in standard use, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) has worked in conjunction with The Sprint Car Safety Council on an even superior sprint car top wing post using a heat treating process during manufacturing, which after thorough testing and review has been approved for use by The Sprint Car Safety Council and most all National sanctioned series and tracks beginning at the start of the 2019 season. These revised posts will now have a recognizable proprietary “approved” decal along with stamped “H” and as such will be the only HRP manufactured top wing post sold.

Owners of current (non-labeled) HRP8811-A75-HD top wing posts should check with their sanctioning series/track as to their specifications and rules for 2019 as they still may be allowed for competition.

As a commitment to the sprint car industry and our valued customers, HRP is initiating an Exchange Program for new, unaltered, uninstalled HRP8811-A75-HD top wing posts purchased prior to November 13th, 2018. Owners of this existing top wing post/s may return them to HRP for a revised and approved version through June 29th, 2019. Upon receipt of these posts, HRP will send a matching quantity of revised and approved posts which will carry the affixed approval decal. Again, only brand new, unaltered, uninstalled posts (part# HRP8811-A75-HD) will be exchanged. Those posts returned that have been used, altered or marked in any fashion will not be accepted as part of this exchange program nor will be returned to the sender.

Posts eligible for exchange should be sent to:
Hepfner Racing Products
Top Post Exchange
2133 Constitution Avenue
Hartford, WI 53027

It is prudent that you include a note inside of any and all packaging that includes your name, shipping address and contact information. Any posts or packaging received at HRP without that information will not be exchanged or returned. Please also properly package those posts you wish to exchange as to prevent damage or loss in shipping. HRP will exchange all properly received posts free of charge including return shipping of the exchanged posts. Customers will be responsible for shipping charges of their post to HRP.

Program will end on June 29th, 2019. Any requests received post marked past that date will not be eligible. If you have any questions regarding this program please contact us at (262) 457-5015

Information posted at: http://www.hrpracing.com/hrpmediacenter

 

ULTIMATE PRI TRADE SHOW PLANNING TOOL AVAILABLE NOW
-- Mobile app includes comprehensive exhibitor list, event schedule and exclusive money-saving Show specials --

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2018) – The PRI Trade Show mobile app, available now at no cost at pri2018.com/mobile , offers attendees the best, most comprehensive tool to help prepare for the annual trade show taking place Dec. 6-8, 2018, in Indianapolis, IN. With a list of all exhibitors, seminars, VIP appearances, Show specials and even a visitor’s guide to Indy, the app gives Showgoers everything they need to plan and get the most out of the upcoming event.

Nowhere else can PRI attendees create a personalized Show plan, on the go, while also accessing details for dining and entertainment options in downtown Indianapolis. New this year is a listing of exclusive specials that exhibitors are offering only during the three-day PRI Trade Show. Show specials have been proven to help exhibitors generate increased traffic and sales at trade shows, and can be added by exhibitors through their online dashboard.

“The PRI mobile app provides easy access to all the features of the PRI Show Planner from the Show floor all in the palm of your hand,” said Bill Miller, PRI General Manager. “While walking the Show floor and throughout the three days of the Show, it’s important to have a planning tool that can go with you wherever you are. The mobile app is the one tool that all attendees should download and start using now.”

Features of the 2018 PRI Show mobile app include:

Ability to search all exhibitors by name or product category
Ability to search all events by name, date, speakers and tracks
List of exhibitor seminars, searchable by exhibitor, seminar title, date/time and location
Interactive Show floor plan
Show Planner to create and organize your agenda
Guide to Indy, complete with information on transportation, parking, dining options and more
Feeds of the official PRI Show social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn

This year’s PRI Trade Show will feature over 1,100 companies exhibiting in more than 3,300 booths, showcasing the latest developments in auto racing technology. Tens of thousands of buyers from all 50 states and 70 countries will be on hand to conduct business and discover innovative solutions.

In addition, the days leading up to and including the PRI Show, which have come to be known as Race Industry Week, will offer a range of motorsports-related activities in and around the Indiana Convention Center beginning on Monday, December 3. Numerous conferences, seminars and other special events will offer unlimited business opportunities and provide invaluable insight on the latest technologies and how to apply them throughout the racing world.

To register for the 2018 PRI Trade Show, log on to pri2018.com.

About Performance Racing Industry
Since its inception in 1986, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has served as the motorsports industry's key source for trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies, and more. Through its monthly business magazine, Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN, motorsports industry members from all over the world remain in tune with the worldwide racing marketplace. For more information, visit performanceracing.com or pri2018.com.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Unveils 2019 Schedule of Events

OSWEGO, NY (November 15, 2018) - Oswego Speedway officials have released an action-packed, three division schedule of events for the track’s upcoming 69th season of racing which will begin with its 69th annual edition of Opening Day scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2019.

In 2019, Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS competitors will once again embark on a ten-race ‘Road to the Championship’ which will kick off in May and continue through the month of August leading up to the 63rd edition of ‘Classic Weekend’ penciled in for August 30 through September 1.

Joining the familiar Supermodified and Small Block Supermodified classes this coming season is the speedway’s new 350 Supermodified division which will replicate the rules package of the 350 Supers currently in competition at New Hampshire’s Star Speedway.

“We’re looking forward to 2019,” said track owner John Torrese. “We recently announced some rule changes in hopes of providing stability and growth for the Supermodifieds and SBS moving forward while also adding the 350 Super class, which is our first new division at the speedway in about 20 years. Despite these changes, the schedule still highlights some of our most valued events and traditions. We’re really excited to see how it all plays out and hope to find our fans back in their seats supporting Oswego Speedway beginning with the 69th edition of Opening Day on May 25.”

The 350 Supermodifieds will join the Supermodifieds and SBS for eight of the ten regular shows held as part of the track’s 2019 schedule with the first 350 Supermodified champion in speedway history set to be decided at season’s end.

Following the speedway’s Open Practice session on Saturday, May 18, Oswego’s 69th annual Opening Day will take place a week later on May 25 and again feature Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50 feature events for the Novelis Supermodifieds, the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS, plus the first ever 350 Supermodified Memorial Weekend 35.

As of press time, the speedway currently has the 1st of June penciled in to potentially serve as an additional race date in 2019, with details remaining in the works at this time. Continue to check OswegoSpeedway.com for more information.

Two weeks after the Twin 50’s, the track will be back with more double feature action for the Novelis Supermodifieds in the form of Twin 35’s which will be held alongside a 30-lap main event for the Pathfinder Bank SBS. The 350 Supermodifieds will receive the night off on June 8.

June 15 will bring the first regular ‘Road to the Championship’ event of the 2019 season featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Supermodifieds which will run 50, 30 and 35-laps respectively as part of all regular shows this coming season.

On June 22, the track will go dormant in observation of high school graduation before the gates swing back open for a busy four week stretch beginning with the return of the Independence Weekend ‘Grand Prix’ on Saturday, June 29.

For the final event of June, the Novelis Supermodifieds will compete in a 75-lap main, the Pathfinder Bank SBS class will expand it’s race length to 35-laps, and the 350 Supermodifieds will also be contesting in a 35-lap feature. Fireworks will conclude the program.

Once again, three events in three weeks will be held in the month of July beginning with two regular ‘Road to the Championship’ shows on July 6 and July 13 both of which will feature all three of Oswego Speedway’s 2019 divisions.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 20 which will bring the 33rd edition of the 75-lap, $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified feature event plus the $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS 35-lap feature and the first ever Mr. 350 Supermodified 35.

The speedway will be off on Saturday, July 27 for Harborfest as well as the ISMA Hy-Miler held at the Sandusky Speedway in Ohio.

On August 3, the track will roar back to life with its fan favorite ‘Retro Night’ program featuring a Novelis Supermodified 45, a Pathfinder Bank SBS 30, plus the speedway Old Timer’s Reunion held at Lighthouse Lanes before the start of on track action. The 350 Supers will be off on August 3.

Yet another fan favorite event is scheduled for August 10 as Family Night will commence featuring a Novelis Supermodified 50, Twin 20’s for the Pathfinder Bank SBS, and a 35-lap main event for the 350 Supermodifieds. Activities for kids including bounce houses, driver autographs and more will take place prior to the start of on-track action.

The ten race title fight will come to a close on Saturday, August 17 which will see the return of $5 admission Track Championship Night featuring championship events for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Supermodifieds set at 50, 30 and 35-laps in distance.

After a week off, the 63rd edition of Budweiser International Classic Weekend will be held Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1.

Classic Weekend on the fast 5/8th’s will begin with Pole Day on Friday, August 30 featuring qualifying for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS with the traditional ‘Party in the Pits’ to follow. It is anticipated that more racing will be added to the Friday program. Continue to check OswegoSpeedway.com for updates.

For ‘Super Saturday’ on August 31, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be back for the fourth time in as many years showcasing the 150-lap, $12,000 to win Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonald’s alongside the 60-lap Bud Light ISMA Supernationals for the winged Supermodifieds.

Sunday, September 1 will bring the 63rd running of the $15,000 to win Budweiser International Classic 200 for the Novelis Supermodifieds, the 28th running of the Bud Light Classic 75 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS, plus the second annual 350 Supermodified Classic.

After Classic Weekend, the dirt will go back down for Super DIRT Week XLVIII at the ‘Clay Palace,’ set for October 9 through October 13.

Time schedules, grandstand pricing, and more for the 2019 schedule will be announced over the course of the next several weeks.

For those wishing to renew Classic or season ticket packages, you will have until Saturday, May 1 to contact Paul at oswegospeedway@gmail.com. Payment for Classic tickets will be due mid-summer.

Those who need to renew their Classic Weekend camping spaces have until Monday, December 31. You can also do this by sending the track an email at oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

Several ‘Fast Friday’ testing sessions are planned prior to Open Practice on May 25. It is anticipated that the track will be ready by mid-April. You can email oswegospeedway@gmail.com to sign up for potential testing slots.

Rule changes for the 2019 season which include Supermodified wing specs, Small Block Super crate engine specs, and the rules for the new 350 Supermodified class can be found at OswegoSpeedway.com.

An updated 2019 rule book will be available in PDF form in the coming weeks and can be located at OswegoSpeedway.com as well. This rule book will detail rules packages for all three classes, plus point structure, purse information, and more.

Driver registration for the Novelis Supermodified, Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Supermodified divisions will be open to competitors no later than Monday, December 3.

Oswego Speedway is actively seeking a 350 Supermodified division sponsor plus race night sponsors for all three divisions. If interested in joining our marketing program, you may contact Paul Conzone at pconzone@oswegospeedway.com, or Steve Quonce at squonce@oswegospeedway.com.

Representatives from the speedway will also be on hand at this weekend’s 38th annual National Parts Peddler Trade Show held at the New York State Fairgrounds November 16, 17 and 18. Stop by and see Paul or Steve for 2019 schedule cards as well as marketing information.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

2019 Schedule of Events - Oswego Speedway’s 69th Season (Subject to Change):

Saturday, May 18th - Open Practice Session (All Registered Cars)

Saturday, May 25th - 69th annual Opening Day - Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s, Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial 35, 350 Supermodified Memorial Weekend 35

Saturday, June 1st - Details TBA

Saturday, June 8th - Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s and Pathfinder Bank SBS 30

Saturday, June 15th - Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS 30, 350 Supermodified 35

Saturday, June 22nd - OFF / High School Graduation

Saturday, June 29th - Novelis Supermodified ‘Grand Prix’ 75, Pathfinder Bank SBS ‘Grand Prix’ 35, 350 Supermodified 35

Saturday, July 6th - Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS 30, 350 Supermodified 35

Saturday, July 13th - Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS 30, 350 Supermodified 35

Saturday, July 20th - $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified 75, $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS 35, Mr. 350 Supermodified 35

Saturday, July 27th - OFF / Harborfest Weekend and Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler

Saturday, August 3rd - ‘Retro Night’ Novelis Supermodified 45 and Pathfinder Bank SBS 30 plus Old Timer’s Reunion

Saturday, August 10th - Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20’s, 350 Supermodified 35

Saturday, August 17th - Track Championship Night - Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS 30, 350 Supermodified 35

Saturday, August 24th - OFF / Classic Week Begins!

CLASSIC WEEKEND

Thursday, August 29th - Oswego Kartway Classic

Friday, August 30th - Classic Friday ‘POLE DAY’ - More info TBA

Saturday, August 31st - Classic Saturday - 4th annual Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonald’s for NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, 60-lap Bud Light ISMA Supernationals for Winged Supermodifieds

Sunday, September 1st - Classic Sunday - 63rd annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Supermodifieds, 28th annual Bud Light Classic 75 for Small Block Supermodifieds, 2nd annual 350 Supermodified Classic

Monday, September 2nd - Classic Weekend Rain Date

Wednesday, October 9 - Sunday, October 13 - NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVIII

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY REVISED 2019 SCHEDULE

(Perris, CA, November 15, 2018) Perris Auto Speedway has revised it’s 2019 racing schedule.

Changes to the tracks original 24th season schedule are as follows.

The World of Outlaws – USAC/CRA Sprint Car race has been moved from March 9th to March 30th. The PASSCAR Stock Car Series and IMCA Modifieds take over the March 9th date. The PASSCAR Champions Night has moved from November 16th to October 26th. The Night of Destruction Series will now be seven dates in 2019.

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

February 9th “Opening Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

February 23rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction I: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

March 9th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

March 30th Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

April 13th “Sokola Shootout” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

April 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction II: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

May 4th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 25th “Salute to Indy” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction III: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

June 15th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 29th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 4th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction IV: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

July 13th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 20th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction V: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

August 17th “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

August 24th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

August 31st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VI: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

September 14th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

September 21st “Glenn Howard Classic” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

September 28th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction VII: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

October 26th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

*** Schedule Subject to Change

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All Stars hit NSW for the first time this season

The West Coast Concreting King of the River starts to take shape with Round 3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series this Saturday night at Heartland Raceway, Moama; with a solid field of 23 cars contesting the big half mile oval for the first time this season. Currently King of the River points are tied for 1st between SA44 Daniel vans and V29 Michael Tancredi with 543, next is SA33 Mark Caruso – 532, SA96 Brendan Guerin – 526 and V4 Phil Lock – 522 rounding out the top 5. Only 21 points difference between the top 5. $2500 on the line for the winner points for the A Main will be very important from now on.

Tancredi goes into the round with confidence after taking out the win last weekend at Murray Bridge Speedway. “I absolutely love Moama, it is one of my favourite tracks and I’m really looking forward to getting there.” said Tancredi at the Presentation last Saturday night. SA33 Mark Caruso will have a score to settle after being beaten in the dying stages last weekend by Tancredi and will be working towards nothing less than a win. Current Series leader is SA44 Dan Evans and with a win and a third already under his belt will be keen to continue these solid results. Making the trip for the first time with the series from Broken Hill is SA96 Brendan Guerin. Guerin’s hard charging style will suite the half mile oval. Chris Solomon’s V83 makes a return after missing the first 2 rounds. V78 Chris Campbell, V6 Eddie Lumbar & young Jordyn Charge’s V60 have all been competing at 410ci meetings this season but are slotting their 360’s in for the weekend and will mix it up with the All Star regulars.

With all the regular All Star giveaways, autograph signing and crowd involvement and plenty of on track action make sure you come and be part of the excitement. On track action at Heartland Raceway, Moama this Saturday night November 17th from 5.30 for Engine Starts & Hot Laps.

 

 

DRIVERS HONORED AS THE 2018 MSCS SEASON WRAPS UP

Haubstadt, IN - November 14, 2018 - The Midwest Sprint Car Series Awards Week concluded on November 7th. The various awards provided to honor the top drivers and thus finalize the 2018 season have been distributed. The top ten drivers received their point fund checks. Carson Short of Marion, IL, captured his very first MSCS crown. The check representing the champion’s portion of the Hoosier Tire sponsored MSCS Points fund was for $3,000. Carson Short was actually presented with the MSCS Driver Championship trophy prior to the Harvest Cup in October at Tri-State Speedway. Richard Short was honored as the series Championship Car Owner. Embroidered award jackets from Hoosier Tire were also provided to honor the champions In route to the championship, Carson Short supported his two feature victories with another dozen top ten feature finishes. The two wins were at Lincoln Park Speedway and Kickapoo Speedway. Short won five heat races and was second another five times. When and where there was a race he was in it! Eric Perrott of Sumner, IL, was awarded the MSCS Rookie of the Year trophy and a Hoosier jacket trackside at the Harvest Cup. Perrott finished in twelfth place in overall series points. He received a check for $750 as the Rookie of the Year. Perrott also received a valuable certificate towards the purchase of a custom driver’s uniform from Hinchman Indy Racing Uniforms. Each season Hinchman sponsors this award in support of the MSCS driver development program. Beautiful rosewood plaques were provided to drivers placing second to fifth in points. Donny Brackett finished as the runner-up in points. That was his best season to date. The runner-up spot in points was not decided until the final race. Rival Brandon Mattox finished third in season points. Mattox was also third in the standings in 2017. Robert Ballou and Aric Gentry received fourth and fifth place plaques. The remainder of the top ten drivers included Kent Schmidt, Garrett Aitken, Kyle Cummins, Collin Ambrose, and Stephen Schnapf. Chase Stockon finished eleventh, just missing a spot in the top ten. Champion Carson Short also received a plaque from MSCS for being the 2018 Hard Charger of the Year. The award goes to the driver who is the Hard Charger of the Race the most times during the season. Carson accomplished that feat 4 times. Kevin Thomas Jr., and C.J. Leary recorded the most MSCS feature wins in recording three each. Merchandise certificates from AFCO totaling over $400 were awarded to the top drivers from those who signed up with MSCS for their racing shocks program. Awards went to Donny Brackett, Brandon Mattox, and Collin Ambrose. Three of the top ten MSCS drivers participated in the program this past season. The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa, also contributes three membership packets each season. They are provided for the Champion, Points Runner-up, and Rookie of the Year. The Midwest Sprint Car Series wishes to thank all the series sponsors, drivers, car owners, track promoters, officials, journalists, photographers, and all those enthusiastic race fans for their involvement and support in 2018. Sponsors who provided awards associated with each racing event held include Hooker Harness, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, and Wilwood Brakes. This was the 18th season of racing for MSCS. The schedule of 19 events was 84% completed. Only 3 events fell victim to weather. Over one hundred different drivers participated in the 16 MSCS races held. They arrived to race at an average of 27 cars per event. The two highest car counts for the season belonged to Lincoln Park Speedway with 42 and 35 cars registered. Management will be working with track owners and promoters in the weeks ahead to complete an equally challenging schedule of MSCS non-wing sprint car races for 2019.

Provided as News & Information for MSCS

 

 

Attica Raceway Park wraps up 30th anniversary season at gala banquet

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - Attica Raceway Park wrapped up it's 30th anniversary season Saturday, Nov. 10 at a gala banquet, rewarding the top 10 in points in the Callie's Performance Center 410 Sprints, Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and Fremont Fence 305 Sprints.

Nearly $47,000 in point fund money was distributed among the three divisions and Attica promoter John Bores thanked all the business partners who help make that possible. Bores noted the 2019 season, which begins in late March, will be similar to the past year with the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Cars coming back for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics along with several stops by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Bores noted improvements are on-going around the track and new dirt has been added.

Director of Operations Rex LeJeune also thanked all the track employees and noted Bores had just completed his 13th season as Attica Promoter and thanked him on behalf of the fans and race teams for his dedication to the sport.

Gibsonburg, Ohio's Stuart Brubaker claimed his first ever 410 track title in 2018. Attica’s 2008 305 sprint track champion, Brubaker competed in 11 of the 13 possible A-mains in 2018, missing only an All Star show on June 15 and the World of Outlaws event on July 10. He started the year strong, winning on opening night, April 14, and again on May 18 to run his career victory total to seven at Attica. He recorded four top five finishes and nine top 10 runs. Brubaker’s average A-main finishing position was eighth.

Ashland, Ohio's Ryan Markham claimed his first ever Attica late model title in 2018. One of two drivers to compete in all 12 A-mains in 2018, Markham, who also claimed his third Attica-Wayne County Challenge Series title, also won the 2018 Wayne County Speedway Championship. His first Attica title came about with consistency as he earned seven top five finishes and 11 top 10 runs. In fact Markham’s only finish outside the top 10 in 2018 was a 13th during the American Ethanol Series event on May 11. Markham scored his 14th career Attica late model win on June 15 as he sits tied for third on the track’s all-time win list. Markham’s average A-main finishing position was fifth.

Fremont, Ohio's Paul Weaver wrapped up his fourth 305 sprint title at Attica which is also his third straight championship at the track. The two time JLH General Contractor FAST 305 champion competed in all 12 A-mains in 2018, never finishing out of the top nine. He recorded seven top three finishes including five wins, three of which were the final events of the season, running his career total to 48 in the division to sit atop the all-time win list. Weaver’s average A-main finishing position was fourth.

Following are the remaining top 10 in points and rookies of the year for each division:

Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints:

Rookie of the year: Kelsey Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Ivy competed finished 16th in points and had a season-best finish of 13th on June 1.

10. Travis Philo, Waterville, Ohio. Philo came on strong toward the end of the year, scoring back-to-back wins on July 27 and Aug. 24 to run his career total to four at Attica. He competed in 10 of the 13 possible A-mains in 2018 compiling three top five and six top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

9. Jess Stiger, Sycamore, Ohio. Stiger competed in seven of the 13 possible A-mains in 2018, recording a season-best 10th place finish on May 18. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

8. Tyler Gunn, Napoleon, Ohio. Gunn competed in seven of the 13 possible A-mains in 2018, recording a season-best fourth place finish on July 27 to go with three top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

7. Chris Andrews, Sandusky, Ohio. Attica’s 2009 and 2017 track champion competed in nine of the 13 possible A-mains in 2018. He racked up three top five finishes including a season-best runner-up on July 27. He scored five top 10 finishes as well. Andrews’ average A-main finishing position was 12th.

6. Jordan Ryan, Castalia, Ohio. The 2018 Wayne County Speedway track champion and 2014 and 2015 Attica 305 sprint champion competed in seven of the 13 possible A-mains in 2018. He recorded four top 10 finishes including a season-best third on May 18. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

5. DJ Foos, Fremont, Ohio. The 2017 FAST Champion and 2010 Attica 305 champion competed in 10 of the possible 13 A-mains in 2018. He recorded a pair of top five finishes including a season-best second on May 18 to go with five top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

4. Cap Henry, Republic, Ohio. Henry competed in 11 of 13 possible A-mains in 2018, missing only the All Star event on April 20 and the July 27 FAST event. He recorded six top five finishes including his fifth career 410 win at Attica on June 1. He scored nine top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 7th.

3. Craig Mintz, Gibsonburg, Ohio. The three time FAST champion and 2012 and 2013 Attica 410 champion competed in 10 of the possible 13 A-mains in 2018. He recorded six top five finishes including three third place finishes and a season-best second on Aug. 24. He raced to eight top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of seventh.

2. Byron Reed, Monclova, Ohio. A four time FAST champion and eight time Attica track champion competed in 11 of the 13 possible A-mains in 2018, missing only the World of Outlaw event and last race of the year. Reed racked up six top five finishes including a pair of seconds and his 39th career win at Attica on May 4. He scored eight top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of seventh.

Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models

Rookie of the year: Dustin Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2013 dirt truck champion competed in seven of the 12 possible A-mains in 2018, recording a season best 11th on June 15. His average A-main finishing position was 14th. He finished 11th in the 2018 point standings.

10. Doug Baird, Alvada, Ohio. Baird competed in eight of the possible 12 A-mains in 2018, recording a season best 12th on June 30. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

9. Nate Potts, Republic, Ohio. Potts competed in nine of the possible 12 A-mains in 2018, recording a season-best sixth on May 25. His average A-main finishing position was 15th.

8. John Mayes Jr., Clyde, Ohio. Mayes competed in 10 of the possible 12 A-mains in 2018, missing only opening night and the American Ethanol Series event. He scored four top 10 finishes including a season-best sixth on July 6. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

7. Mike Bores, Bellevue, Ohio. Bores competed in 10 of the possible 12 A-mains in 2018, missing only the April 20 and May 25 shows. He scored seven top 10 finishes with a season best runner-up on June 1. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

6. Jeff Warnick, Republic, Ohio. Attica’s 2017 rookie of the year competed in 10 of the possible 12 A-mains, missing only opening night and the American Ethanol Series event. He scored four top 10 finishes including a season-best seventh on May 18. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

5. Dan Wallace, Toledo, Ohio. Wallace competed in 11 of the 12 A-mains, missing only opening night. He compiled three top five finishes including a season-best third on June 1. He scored eight top 10 finishes and his average A-main finishing position was ninth.

4. Devin Shiels, Britton, Michigan. Attica’s 2017 late model champion and the 2018 champion at Oakshade Raceway competed in all 12 A-mains in 2018. He started the year strong, finishing no worse than eighth through June 15, including wins on May 18 and June 1 to run his career total at Attica to five. Shiels racked up seven top five finishes and 10 top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

3. Steve Kester, Holland, Ohio. Kester competed in 11 of the possible 12 A-mains in 2018, missing only the American Ethanol Series event. He recorded seven top five finishes including his second career Attica win on May 25. He recorded 10 top 10 finishes; his worst finish of the year a 20th on April 20. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

2. Ryan Missler, Bellevue, Ohio. A five time Attica late model champion and the 2018 Attica-Oakshade Challenge Series champion, Missler competed in 11 of the possible 12 A-mains in 2018, missing only the American Ethanol Series event. Missler racked up seven top five finishes including back-to-back wins on June 30 and July 6 to run his career total to 13th, ranking him fifth on Attica’s all-time win list. In fact, Missler never finished outside the top seven other than a 16th place finish on June 15; a double point night. His average A-main finishing position was fifth.

Fremont Fence 305 sprints:

10. Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. The 2018 FAST champion and 2005 Attica 305 champion competed in 10 of the possible 12 A-mains in 2018, missing the first two events of the year. He scored eight top five finishes and nine top 10 runs. In fact his only finish out of the top 10 was an 18th on the last race of the year. Miller scored back-to-back wins on June 1 and June 30 to run his career total to run his career total to 19 to move to fifth in the track’s all-time 305 win list. He also recorded four runner-up finished and his average A-main finishing position was fourth.

9. Jason Keckler, Fremont, Ohio. Keckler competed in all 12 A-mains in 2018. He recorded five top 10 finishes with a season-best pair of eighth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

8. Kyle Peters, Mansfield, Ohio. Peters competed in 10 of the possible 12 A-mains, missing only the May 25 and Sept. 1 events. He scored seven top 10 finishes with a season-best second on June 30. His average A-main finishing position of 10th.

7. Seth Schneider, Fremont, Ohio. Schneider competed in nine out of the possible 12 A-mains, recording five top 10 finishes including a season-best third on July 27. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

6. Bobby Clark, Fremont, Ohio. Clark competed in all 12 A-mains in 2018, recording five top five finishes and nine top 10 runs. He scored wins on April 14 and May 25 to run his career total at Attica to 23, placing him third on the all-time win list. Clark’s average A-main finishing position was eighth.

5. Steve Rando, Lindsey, Ohio. Rando competed in all 12 A-mains in 2018, recording six top five and nine top 10 finishes. He scored his fifth career Attica win on May 11. Rando’s average A-main finishing position was eighth.

4. John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2000 410 sprint champion and 1993 305 sprint champion competed in all 12 A-mains in 2018. He recorded nine top five finishes including four runner-up finishes and three thirds. Ivy finished out of the top four only twice. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

3. Brandon Moore, Clyde, Ohio. Moore competed in all 12 A-mains and never finished out of the top 10. He recorded five top five finishes including a season best second on May 4. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

2. Kyle Capodice, Sandusky, Ohio. Capodice competed in all 12 A-mains in 2018 and only had one finish worth than eighth – a 10th place run on July 6. He racked up eight top five runs including a pair of third place finishes. Capodice’s average A-main finishing position was fifth. 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.


 

Austin Liggett Looks Forward to Turkey Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Having an up and down Oval Nationals over the weekend, Austin Liggett has already turned his attention to Turkey Night in Ventura, CA where he will be in the Britton Bock owned midget as well as the Austin Liggett Racing non-winged sprint car.

“Oval’s was tough on us, we just didn’t seem to have any speed no matter what we did,” Ligget said. “Saturday we were able to race our way into the 40-lap feature event but an oil leak caused a little fire and forced us to end our night early.”

Finishing eighth in the Thursday night ‘B’ Main, Liggett would bounce back looking for a big points night on Friday night as he timed the Excel Environmental Services/Lucas Oil/Hurst Fabrications backed No. 83 machine in 27th quickest in time trials.

Scoring a fourth place finish in his heat race, the Tracy, CA driver would transfer directly to the feature event where he would take the green flag from the 24th starting position.

Lining up scratch on the field, Liggett would do all he could to make his way forward as he also fought to not lose a lap too early. When the checkered flag flew on this night, Liggett would finish 19th.

After timing in 23rd fastest on Saturday night, Liggett’s fifth place finish put him in the first semi where his third place finish transferred him into the Oval Nationals feature event.

Lining up in the 21st starting position, Liggett’s night would be cut short as an oil leak would develop under the hood of his car and a flame up would force him into the pit area with just 13 laps complete, ending his night.

“It just was one of those weekends where nothing really went our favor, and that is okay,” Liggett added. “We have a fun couple of days coming up in Ventura, CA and I am looking forward to doing a little double duty.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Lucas Oil, Hurst Fabrications, Infinity Shocks, 4 Alarm Promotions, Epic Fire Apparel, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-23, Wins-3, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Liggett returns to action next Wednesday and Thursday in Ventura, CA taking part in the Turkey Night Grand Prix.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Austin Liggett on Twitter by following along @AustinLiggett

 

 

ERICK RUDOLPH READY FOR INDOOR RACING ASSAULT ON DIRT AND CONCRETE AFTER BEST YEAR YET OUTDOORS

ALLENTOWN, PA NOVEMBER 14, 2018 . . . Erick Rudolph, a three time Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP champion (2012, 2015, and 2016) is ready to contend for the 2019 Series crown. The Ransomville, N.Y. wheelman, who finished second in the points the last two seasons, will begin his title hunt when the TQ Midgets race on the concrete floor of the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. The fourth annual Ironton Telephone race weekend will be held on Friday and Saturday January 4-5th with complete shows each night.

But first, Rudolph, will compete in the second annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 13-15, 2018 inside the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ. For this non-point event, Rudolph has secured a dirt 600cc Micro Sprints ride owned by Tom Fraschetta as a teammate to 410 Sprint car legend, Brian “The Edge” Montieth.

Rudolph spent his formative years in racing on pavement before switching to dirt tracks. The 26 year-old is coming off a career season finishing second in points on the tough Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series. He also won track titles in New York State at Ransomville and Canandaigua.

During the season Rudolph won ten Dirt Modified features at seven different race tracks over three states and one Canadian province.

A five time A-Main Indoor Series winner on concrete, Rudolph and master TQ Midget car builder Mark Laflter struggled a bit last season with a newly designed chassis. The two are back together this year with hopes of returning to victory lane and claiming a fourth title together.

Justin Bonsignore, who earned his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series title in October, grabbed his first Indoor Auto Racing Series championship in 2018. The Holtsville, Long Island, N.Y. driver started his championship season with a victory at the opener last January in Allentown.

Other experienced Indoor TQ drivers filing entries for Allentown include Anthony Payne of Fairlawn, N.J., a first time winner on last year’s series. Other entries include Ryan Tidman, Holland, PA; Tyler Thompson, Fulton, NY; Matt Roselli, Brodheadsville, PA; Jon Reid, Lockport, NY; and the Catalano brothers, Tommy and Timmy from Ontario, NY.

Rudolph won the inaugural event in January of 2016 in front of a sold out crowd. Ryan Flores of Cornelius, NC swept both nights of the December 2016 events. Bonsignore and Dirt 360 Sprint driver Scott Kreutter from Buffalo, NY had the hot hands indoors last January.

The Slingshots will join the TQ Midgets on Saturday’s docket and the Champ Karts will be part of Friday’s double-header. The two divisions will run qualifying races and feature events both nights.

After Allentown attention shifts to historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ for the running of the prestigious 17th Annual NAPA AUTO PARTS Racing Weekend on January 25-26, 2019. The series finale takes place at a new venue, the New York State Fairgrounds Exhibition Center in Syracuse, NY. on Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2019.

Information, including ticket and hotel links, is available at indoorautoracing.com. Other information and select tickets to all event are available by calling the series office during regular working hours at 609-888-3618.

Tickets for the Allentown races are also available by calling 610-347-TIXX, or stopping at the PPL Center box office at 7th & Hamilton Street in Allentown. Those wishing to avoid online fees may purchase directly at the Box Office, but are encouraged to do so in advance to avoid possible box office lines the day of the event.

 

Greg Hodnett Auction Item List ...

If you are interested in tickets please see the event ad on Hoseheads main page and email one of the folks with tickets. This auction will be live AND for those outside of PA wishing to bid on something can do so by contacting one of us or the auctioneer with your bed on specific items OR you can have a phone bid with someone at the auction to bid on something. There will also be a silent auction and raffles for many great gift baskets. We hope to see everyone and hope that we can make this a success for Greg's wife Sherry.
1.Jason Sides Front Wing. Signed, from 2018 season.
2.Brock Zearfoss #58 Front Wing. Signed, used for 2017 Williams Grove Outlaw win.
3.Original Painting of Greg Hodnett #27.
4.Greg Hodnett 11”x14” Photograph.
5.Greg Hodnett #27 Tail Tank Half. Used during 2018 season.
6.Danny Dietrich #29 Tail Tank Half. Signed.
7.Greg Hodnett Racetech Carbon Fiber Seat. Used over the past several season. Many wins in this seat.
8.Greg Hodnett Carbon Fiber Top Wing Cap. Used in 2017.
9.Sheldon Haudenschild Gloves and Helmet Visor. Both signed.
10.Daryn Pittman Race Used Suit. “Titan” on front. With Simpson carry bag.
11.2018 Winners At Knoxville Nationals Photographic Poster. Signed by Sweet, Schuchart and Scelzi.
12.Danny Smith Signed Helmet Visor and Tee Shirt.
13.David Gravel #5 Top Wing Panel. Signed, from 2018 season.
14. Logan Wagner #1 Top Wing Panel with Greg Hodnett Sticker.
15. Greg Hodnett #27 Top Wing Panel. 2018 season.
16. Jason Sides #7s Top Wing Panel. Signed.
17. Greg Hodnett #27 Custom Made Fire Pit.
18. Jim Siegel #58 Top Wing Panel.
19. Coleman Gulick #14 Top Wing Panel.
20. Doug Esh/Sammy Swindell #07 Top Wing Panel.
21. Brock Zearfoss #3z Top Wing Panel. Signed.
22. Greg Hodnett #27 Carbon Fiber Right Side Panel. 2018 season.
23. Greg Hodnett #27 Carbon Fiber Right Side Hood Panel. 2018 season.
24. Greg Hodnett 2017 Port Royal Speedway Trophy.
25. Greg Hodnett #27 Front Wing Panel. From 2018 season.
26. Terry McCarl #24 Tail Tank Half. Signed.
27. Greg Hodnett Signed Champagne Bottle. From 2014 Grandview Speedway win.
28. Donny Schatz Helmet Worn For His 100th Career Outlaw Win.
29. 2018 PA Posse Signed Tee Shirt.
30. 2018 World of Outlaws Signed Tee Shirt.
31. Brian Brown Gloves. Signed, worn in 2018 during Knoxville Nationals thru Williams Grove National Open.
32. ¼ Prime Angus Beef from Imes Farm (Jared Esh #33 Racing Team).
33. ¼ Prime Angus Beef from Imes Farm (Jared Esh #33 Racing Team).
34. Shane Stewart Signed Gloves and Helmet Visor. From 2018 season.
35. Greg Hodnett Championship Jacket.
36. Greg Hodnett Race Worn Shoes.
37. Greg Hodnett Race Worn Gloves
38. Greg Hodnett Race Worn Suit.
39. Greg Hodnett Race Worn Helmet.
40. ¼ Prime Angus Beef from Imes Farm (Jared Esh #33 Racing Team).
41. ¼ Prime Angus Beef from Imes.Farm (Jared Esh #33 Racing Team)
42. Jared Esh #33 Front Wing. Signed.
43. Surprise Lot!
44. Ashley Cappetta signed helmet
45. Greg Hodnett tribute poster
& MORE!!!!!

SHARON TO BECOME SATURDAY NIGHT HOME BASE FOR SWEENEY RUSH SPRINTS IN 2019 WITH 8-10 BONNELL'S ROD SHOP WEEKLY SERIES EVENTS EXPECTED

November 13, 2018 (By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Hartford, OH)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is excited to announce that Sharon Speedway will become the Saturday night home base for the RUSH Sprint Cars in 2019. Approximately 8-10 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series events will take place at the 3/8-mile Hartford, Ohio showplace throughout their weekly and specials events slate during the track's 90th anniversary season. The RUSH Sprints will still continue to have events on Saturday nights at tracks like Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, Stateline Speedway, Genesee Speedway, Tyler County Speedway, etc.

"This is a tremendous boost for our RUSH Sprint Cars," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "We had been hoping to secure a Saturday night home base and Sharon is a perfect fit. Sharon is right in the middle of our region and has a long, storied history with Sprint Cars. The racing was great during our two shows there this year as the cars really work well on their new red clay surface. We felt it was important to get this announcement out now so potential new racers in and around the Sharon area can start making plans."

"Sharon has been key to our growth with our Sportsman Modifieds," added Emig. "The class was based around Sharon when it debuted in 2014 with eight events and averaged around 10 cars per night. Sharon picked up that class weekly in 2015 and has grown each year averaging 27 per night this season. The Sprint Car division already had more cars in its first season so we're looking for rapid growth with it. We already know of seven new confirmed participants for 2019 with a lot of other inquires."

The Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars are coming off a tremendous inaugural season this past year that saw 21 different cars compete during the 24 events at 11 different speedways throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and West Virginia. Chad Ruhlman, in his first year of racing a Sprint, captured the $5,000 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship, while Arnie Kent garnered the $1,000 "Wednesday Night Lightning" title at Lernerville Speedway.

The GM 602 crate engine is the base engine for the Series and is available to the racers from Pace Performance for $5,270 or $7,935 for a fully dressed package. Financing is also available. Racers can also purchase the engine package from any one of the RUSH Authorized Engine Rebuilders.

In addition to the GM 602 crate engine package that was developed by Pace Performance Director of Circle Track Development, Don Blackshear, the RUSH Sprint Car package includes, Hoosier right and left rear spec tires, sealed/spec Bilstein Shocks, and RUSH "Visual" Methanol spec fuel produced by Insinger Performance, a Sunoco Race Fuel Distributor.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Like Sharon on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow them on Twitter at @sharonspdwy.

2018 RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Pancho's Racing Products, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

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 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints

 

 

Brian Brown Garners Eight Wins and 20 Podiums During 2018 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Brian Brown produced a strong season in 2018, winning eight races to go with 28 top fives and 38 top 10s.

Statistically, Brown had his best season ever at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he won seven of the 410ci winged sprint car features - including four in a row at one point. He also added a 360ci winged sprint car triumph at the half-mile oval.

"We didn't race for points at Knoxville this year so it was great to be so strong there almost every time out," he said. "We've won a lot of races at Knoxville throughout the years, but this year we felt like no matter what we had a consistent opportunity to win every time we showed up. Chad and the guys gave me a great car and it showed almost every race at Knoxville."

This year also marked the ninth consecutive season with at least seven triumphs for Brown, who added five runner-up results and seven third-place finishes to close the season with 20 podiums, giving him a podium in nearly one third of his starts. He also set quick time during qualifying 12 different times, including setting a new track record at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., and at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind.

"Consistency is key in racing," he said. "If you can consistently put yourself in the top three and top five the wins will come. We had some really good results this year in races we didn't win. Of course you can look back and nitpick all the races you could have won and didn't, but that's what makes this sport so tough."

Brown earned six top fives during World of Outlaws action, including a season-best third-place finish at the AGCO Jackson Nationals hosted by Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. He also posted a runner-up result during the Hard Knox Night at the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway.

"The way our team rebounded from a terrible preliminary night during the Knoxville Nationals to battle for the Hard Knox Night victory shows how hard this team works," he said. "We put so much focus and energy on the Knoxville Nationals. Just about anything that could go wrong went wrong during our preliminary night. However, everyone kept their head down and kept working and it showed during Hard Knox Night when we were able to earn a second-place finish to lock into the Knoxville Nationals A Main.

"That's one of the biggest things I'll take from this year. We had some wins and great results, but the hustle and hard work from the team is something I'm very proud of. Also, our great partners who have supported us night in and night out are very valuable. I want to thank them as well as my family and crew. We're all determined to make 2019 our best season ever."

Brown noted that all of the team's partners are returning in 2019 and there are marketing opportunities available on the car for next season.

"We also want to thank Michael Williams for three great years as a crew member and we wish him good luck in the next chapter of his life and we welcome Nate Steinhaus to our team," he said.

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 8 wins, 28 top fives, 38 top 10s, 48 top 15s, 55 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

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"Fischer Body Shop came on board with our team this year," Brown said. "It is a family owned business that has supported racing in the Midwest for a long time. They do a phenomenal job of helping us with the paint on our cars, which look as good as ever."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley's Racing Products, J.D. Welding & Machine, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Earns Prestigious Wins and Awards on Biggest Level in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2018) - If 2017 was a breakout season for Giovanni Scelzi this year was a welcome to the national scene season.

Scelzi won a trio of races, most notably a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show during the National Open weekend at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., when 50 drivers battled it out in a World of Outlaws versus Pennsylvania Posse versus invaders showdown.

"To win that and knock that off the bucket list was pretty incredible," he said. "To make it Bernie's first win and get the phone calls from a lot of people who were happy for me was really special. I felt like it was coming, but I didn't expect it to come there."

Scelzi became the youngest winner in World of Outlaws and Williams Grove Speedway history. He capped the impressive weekend by earning the National Open Rookie of the Year Award the following night.

Scelzi opened the season with the same award during the famed Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. He then garnered the Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year Award and became the youngest driver in the history of the famous event to make the Saturday A Main at only 16-years-old, besting a record held by former NASCAR star Jeff Gordon.

"Going into Knoxville for your first Nationals you can't have any expectations," he said. "Just to make the show on our prelim night was an accomplishment in itself. You take it steps at a time because the competition is so good around you. The whole weekend from autograph sessions to being around past champions, it was so cool for me. I'd only been to the Knoxville Nationals one time to watch. It was an unbelievable week. It's hard to put into words how special it was."

Scelzi spent most of his season racing for Bernie Stuebgen in the Indy Race Parts No. 71 and the duo won their first race together during a BOSS Series event at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., which was topped by the World of Outlaws triumph only a few weeks later.

Scelzi was also victorious in a family owned car during the opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

Other highlights this season include finishing second out of 75-plus drivers in the Trophy Cup standings and recording a fifth-place finish during the World of Outlaws World Finals.

"I think being consistent all year and qualifying as good as we have stands out," Scelzi said. "It's such a hard part because everyone is so close with the equipment and engines. The racing will come with experience, but qualifying well is so crucial. To be competitive consistently with whatever series we'd run with, the World of Outlaws and All Stars, stands out.

"I feel like once I got with Bernie things started clicking and I improved as a driver. I want to thank him and Betsy along with Richard and Jennifer Marshall, Paul Silva and my family for the opportunities to race. Also, thank you to Neil Kelly and Brandon Hickman for their help and the sponsors who've supported each team."

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 3 wins, 20 top fives, 31 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 50 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Scelzi-Motorsports/225890834113599

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"Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen have become really close friends in the few weeks I've known them," Scelzi said. "It's good to start off being that fast off the bat. I really appreciate the opportunity they've provided."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Scelzi Enterprises, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Panella Trucking, NAPA Auto Parts, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Todd Jorgensen, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Guides Big Game Motorsports to Eight Wins

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Big Game Motorsports scored eight feature victories for the second consecutive season.

Driver Kerry Madsen backed up his eight triumphs earned during his debut season in the Muddy sponsored race car last year by producing the same number in 2018.

"We should have won more than we did, but it was still a strong year," he said. "You always look at missed opportunities, but in all reality we had a good year."

While it might have taken longer than anticipated to start winning, Madsen made the most of his opportunities during the second half of the season. It started when he picked up a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series triumph at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7. It marked his 25th career series victory and was his seventh straight season with at least one Outlaws win.

"For whatever reason we were missing something at the start of the year," he said. "Around June we got back to where we were (last year) and it was business as usual. To me it's all about that balanced package and then the confidence comes. I look to get a nice balanced package. Once you get that package and everything sinks in the wins will come. I've done it enough to know if you have good people and keep working you'll find it."

Big Game Motorsports then won Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 27 and at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 28. Madsen claimed the season finale at Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 25 before scoring IRA Sprint Car Series victories on Grondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis., on Sept. 7; at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, on Sept. 14; at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., on Sept. 15; and at Beaver Dam Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis., on Sept. 22.

"That's why you do it," he said. "You want to compete and do well at the highest level. I'm not overly worried about the numbers in trying to wrack up 20 wins or whatever. I'd like to do well on the highest stage."

The Muddy backed team finished the season with 25 top fives and 39 top 10s, giving them 122 top fives and 173 top 10s in the last four seasons combined. The team also has 35 victories during that span.

Madsen and Big Game Motorsports representatives have stated the team intends to stay together in 2019 for the third straight year.

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 40 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 51 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Dumesny Boys Commit to Vic Title as Classic Entries Roll In

This weekend at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool the prestigious Victorian Sprintcar Title will go on the line on an action-packed program that also includes the Formula 500 Jack Willsher Cup as presented by Go Traffic.

Adding a little spice to the field of entries is the inclusion of both Mathew and Marcus Dumesny, with both coming off contrasting results at Sydney Speedway last weekend.

Mathew was able to claim the A-main win from a competitive field, while Marcus’ night came to an abrupt halt having inverted the usually pristine N47 car on the opening lap of his opening heat race.

With a Victorian Title field now nearing 50 entries and the Jack Willsher Cup field also in the mid to high 30’s there is not better place to be this coming Saturday night than at Premier Speedway.

With anticipation high leading into the second meeting of the season at Premier Speedway, the second round of the Parr Motorsports Sprintcar Track Premiership will also begin to take shape.

Come January however is when the Track Premiership gets its biggest shake up with the three nights of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic always mixing things up a little.

With that in mind both Jake Smith and Ben Atkinson are the two latest drivers to throw their hats into the ring when it comes to trying to claim the $30,000 pay day that awaits one lucky driver at the completion of the 40 lap Classic finale.

Smith became proficient at making transfers during the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar when he came from Friday’s B-Main to eventually finishing 15th in the Preliminary A-Main before finding himself in Sunday’s C-Main 1, from which he progressed to record an 18th place finish in B-Main 1.

Come January 2019, the Allansford based driver will be looking to reward his hardworking team and sponsors, Mepunga Grains, Goodyear Warrnambool, Dairytech Nutrition and Chris Smith Concreting with a strong result aboard his KRE powered Triple X.

Ben Atkinson, with who we associate an amazing David v Goliath performance at the 2006 Classic, will return, no doubt with the bitter taste of a disappointing 2018 Classic still lingering.

The pilot of the Aeroflow Performance Products, System Homes and Craft Differentials 2D entry will be out to improve on his 10th place in the C-Main last year which was a direct result of a tough qualifying night that saw him record a lowly 6th place finish in his qualifying night C-Main.

With plenty of talent, it would not surprise to see Ben Atkinson return to the pointy end of what looks like being a very open Classic field come the weekend of January 18-20, 2019.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Sides Motorsports Growing While Adding Second Car at Select Races

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Jason Sides recently completed his 10th consecutive year with a top-12 finish in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship standings.

However, this year was different than a usual season for Sides, who added a second driver during numerous races. Tim Kaeding piloted a Sides Motorsports entry to seven top-five finishes, including a fifth-place result during the famed Knoxville Nationals hosted by Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"Tim's run during the Knoxville Nationals stands out as our biggest highlight," Sides said. "Maybe I need to get some confidence back myself knowing that we have the equipment and we can do it."

Sides improved during the later stage of the season, including posting a seventh-place finish at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., before recording a 10th-place outing during the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. He also scored top 10s at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.; at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.; at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D.; and at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio.

Sides said he and Kaeding have talked about teaming up in 2019.

"Talking to him and his sponsor they want to do like 28 races," Sides said. "All the West Coast swing during both trips, the Knoxville Nationals, maybe the Kings Royal weekend. We'll get a schedule lined out before the season starts. I'll have him more in the primary No. 7s and I'll run the No. 7ss or straight No. 7 during those races.

"I've talked to a couple of different drivers to run, too. We'll do it with the right drivers. It won't be just anybody."

Sides noted that he plans to kick off his 2019 season next February in Florida during the DIRTcar Nationals.

"I want to say a special thank you to everybody that helps our team," he said. "My family and crew as well as our sponsors continue to keep our team rolling and I'm very grateful for all of the support."

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

84 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 64 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SidesMotorsport

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

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"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, FSR Radiators, Jim Schuhknecht, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Finishes in Top 10 in World of Outlaws Championship Standings for Ninth Straight Year

Inside Line Promotions - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Kraig Kinser recorded five top-five finishes en route to a 10th-place showing in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship standings this year.

It marked the ninth straight season Kinser has placed inside the top 10 in the standings with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

"It's obviously nice to do and to finish each year in itself is pretty tough," he said. "We're always working to better ourselves, to get quicker and do anything we can to better position ourselves. We're in a place where we'd like to build more next year and we'll work hard this winter to accomplish that."

Kinser's season-best result of fourth came at both Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, and at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y. He also posted fifth-place finishes at Eldora Speedway; at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont.; and at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y.

"We want to do that more consistently next year," he said. "Those are good finishes for us and we want to continue building on those great nights. We'll look at those nights and figure out how to copy those nights. We'll look at how we started off the night and try to put ourselves in positions like that more often."

Other highlights include a 10th-place run during his Knoxville Nationals preliminary night and numerous charges through the field that yielded the Hard Charger Award.

"There were nights when we started in the back and made a good charge," he said. "When we start back there we want to continue to move forward in the features. Our goal is to keep going forward and keep having fast cars throughout the race. And then the goal is to consistently move forward and capitalize on fast cars on a regular basis.

"I want to say a special thanks to my family, my team, my crew chief, Mikey, and all of our sponsors for the support."

SEASON STATS -

74 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 13 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 57 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

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"We run a lot of products from KSE Racing Products," Kinser said. "We've worked with them most of my career. They make awesome products that are very trustworthy."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Kessington Aerospace, Southern Pacific Farms, Sander Engineering, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Allstar Performance, MSD Ignition, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer's Top Rods, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Racing Optics, Crow Enterprises, Aerodine Composites Group, Pro Shocks, Wings Unlimited, VanHorn Racing Graphics and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Skinner Shows Speed in 28th Year of Racing Despite Shortened Season

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Marshall Skinner showed plenty of speed this season, which was his 28th year of racing. He finished in the top five in approximately half of his races during a season that was shortened due to mechanical woes.

Skinner began the season strong despite getting a late start. He had nine top-five finishes in his first 14 races.

"Our season really started out well, even though we got a late start," he said. "I missed about four shows at the beginning of the year because my car wasn't ready."

His successful season run hit a major bump on June 30 when his engine broke at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. Making the situation particularly difficult was that the broken engine had been fresh while his back-up engine was tired and worn. Then two weeks later, his car was heavily damaged in a crash with a lapped car. He was second in the ASCS Mid-South Region championship standings at the time of the wreck.

"That was a tough time," he said. "I was out of racing for about two months. It was mainly a financial deal. I could've come back earlier than I did, but that also could've dug me an even deeper hole if I crashed or something. I mean, I want to race, but I've also got a family to take care of. So I worked on the side until I had the money to get back on the track."

The abbreviated season caused Skinner to have his first winless year in recent memory, even though he came close numerous times with about a half dozen top-three finishes in just 19 starts.

"I can't tell you the last time I had a year when I didn't win a race," he said. "But I had plenty of chances to win this year. I should've won at West Plains, Riverside, Jackson. But I also can't recall a year when I ran this little. I've usually run about 30-to-35 races for years."

The good news for Skinner is that due to being sidelined for most of the latter part of the season, much of his equipment is fresh and ready for 2019.

"I'm looking forward to next year," he said. "I'll start out with two fresh motors and a third one with only 10 nights on it. My car is pretty much ready when last year at this time it needed a new front clip.

"I don't have any definite plans as far as a schedule for next year. I don't know if I'm going to run for points. I'm just going to race as much as I can."

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 19 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Skinner-Motorsports-207879425896412/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT -

"I just want to thank all of my sponsors for their support this year," Skinner said. "I appreciate each of them. If it wasn't for all of them, I wouldn't be able to do this. And that's a fact."

Skinner would like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing and Recovery, DHR Suspensions, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West Tennessee Expediting, West Tennessee Expediting, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Arai Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing, Oval Paints, Huntington's Disease Awareness, OMP America and Deatherage Opticians for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Stymied by Misfortune During Season Finale in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2018) - The season didn't end the way Trey Starks had hoped as misfortune hampered the Gobrecht Motorsports team during a USCS Series doubleheader at Bubba Raceway Park last weekend.

A mechanical problem slowed the team on Friday as Starks placed seventh in a heat race before charging from seventh to second place in the B Main to garner a transfer into the back of the main event. However, he pulled off the track early in the feature because of the mechanical woes.

"Friday didn't go as we wanted so we worked hard to put that behind us and give ourselves the best opportunity for success on Saturday," Starks said. "It went better, but not without any trouble."

The team rebounded on Saturday, winning a heat race from the pole to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event. Starks maneuvered into the fourth position and was close to a spot on the podium when a lapped car spun in front of the second-place driver. He spun and Starks had nowhere to go, forcing him to spin to avoid a head-on crash.

"That was one of those racing deals where we had no other option," he said. "It all happened right in front of me and I had to get sideways to keep from running into another car straight on."

Starks lined up at the back of the field and rallied to finish 12 th.

"The track ended up taking some rubber so progress was harder to make in the final laps," he said. "That wasn't the way we wanted to end the season, but we had a fast race car and it was circumstances out of our control that kept us from a podium and possibly a win."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 9 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 2 (7); Feature: DNF (17).

Nov. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (7).

SEASON STATS -

76 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 49 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreyStarksRacing?fref=ts

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Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moose Blocks

Steven "Moose" Brokenshire founded Moose Blocks, Inc., in 2002, in York, Pa. Moose Blocks has developed into is a stable, profitable business offering precision machining and excellent customer service. The company has evolved into a full-service custom machine shop that supplies sprint car parts to dealers all across the United States, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit http://www.MooseBlocks.com.

"Moose Blocks is the leading manufacturer of sprint car components and has been helping the Gobrecht team out for years," Starks said. "We're very appreciative of their support and look forward to representing them in Victory Lane many times."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Textron Off Road, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Champion Brands, Fibreworks Composites, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Security Race Products, Benner's Butcher Shoppe and Darwin L. Martin Trucking for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Produces Numerous Positive Moments During Tough Season

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2018) - This year was a trying one for Brandon Hanks, who was sidelined at different times because of mechanical problems as well as an injury.

"It was really tough to get into a rhythm because we didn't get to race very often and then we'd have long periods away from the track," he said. "Our luck wasn't very good either so it was really one of those years you can't wait to get behind you."

Hanks started off the season as strong as he ever has, capturing a top-five result during the 8th annual Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout hosted by 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. A week later he placed eighth and fifth, respectively, during the Tony Stewart Presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals hosted by Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

"We were on Cloud Nine after the first couple of races," he said. "We were competing for top fives and top 10s against some really good drivers and in some big events. That was a huge confidence boost."

While the remainder of the year was mostly spent battling a couple of pesky mechanical woes and a foot injury Hanks sustained at work, he posted a handful of top-five results. His best run was a runner-up finish in July at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn.

Hanks also finished third at Double X Speedway in California, Mo.; fourth during a USCS Series Speedweek race at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.; eighth during the famed Hooker Hood Classic hosted by Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; and 10th during the LOS Spring 360 Sprint Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

"I want to thank Scott Brown and Terry Steward, Cody Miller and Chris Chappue for giving me an opportunity to race for them this year as well as my family for their support," Hanks said. "I've never had a problem finding motivation, but after this year I'm as motivated as ever."

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 16 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrandonHanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandonhanksmotorsports/?ref=bookmarks

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Performance Powder Coating

Performance Powder Coating is a powder coating business owned by the Hanks family. Located in Burlison, Tenn., Performance Powder Coating works on everything from race cars to street vehicles.

"My family owns Performance Powder Coating," Hanks said. "Without this business and my family I wouldn't be able to race sprint cars and I wouldn't know all of the great friends that I have met through racing."

Hanks would also like to thank Penske Racing Shocks, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J-R1 and MyRacePass for their continued support.

 

 

Adams Shows Big Improvement in Second Season in a Sprint Car

Inside Line Promotions - GIBSONBURG, Ohio (Nov. 13, 2018) - Justin Adams showed marked improvement in his second year of racing a 305ci winged sprint car, racing his way into nearly every feature event. That has the teenager excited for the 2019 racing season.

"Last year I was focused on just trying to make the feature," he said. "I was over-thinking everything. This year I relaxed a little more and was able to go and watch the track and see what it was doing and where I needed to race and started thinking ahead a lot more.

"For just our second season of sprint car racing I'm pretty pleased with how things went. We raced our way into nearly every feature and we were close to several top-10 finishes. I'm really pumped up for 2019. There's a lot of room for improvement, but we are working hard and slowly getting there."

The season didn't start well for the 15-year-old driver. He, his dad and his crew built the car and everything seemed ready to roll for 2018. Then they put the seat in and well, Justin had shot up in height so much the team had to scramble to find a chassis that would accommodate his frame.

"I knew I got taller, but didn't really think it would affect how the seat fit," he said. "Thankfully Tim Merrill had a car that would work and we had to scramble close to the start of the season to get it all put together."

Adams missed only three A Mains of the 25 events he competed in this year. After claiming the 2017 305 sprint car Rookie of the Year Award at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, Adams earned a ninth-place finish in the track's championship standings this year.

"Next year we have decided not to race for points," he said. "That was a lot of pressure. I feel like I couldn't be aggressive on Friday nights because we only had one car and I didn't want to wreck and hurt our points at Fremont the next night. Next year we are going to travel a little, maybe race with Sprints on Dirt a few times in Michigan and maybe some non-wing stuff. We are also looking to put a spare car together.

"We had a lot of people jump in and help us this year. We had one crew guy who had to stop helping because he had knee surgery and another had a hectic work schedule and couldn't make a lot of the races so the majority of the time it was me and dad and mom and Chase. We had a lot of people pop in and out at the track every week and a great group that helped in the shop during the week."

Adams said he and the team all grew and learned more about setting the car up and making adjustments.

"As a team we are learning to read the track and make adjustments to the car," he noted. "We still have room to grow, but we have a lot more confidence in what we are doing."

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 22 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/justinadamsracing09

Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinadamsrace

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kear's Speed Shop

Kear's Speed Shop was founded by Chuck and Shirley Kear in 1969 at its present location in Tiffin, Ohio. You can build your winning race car and outfit your driver from Kear's large inventory. Kear's also has three trucks that service your needs at the local tracks as well as the All Star and World of Outlaw races. For more information, visit http://www.KearsSpeedShop.com.

"Kear's has helped us a ton since I was 7-years-old and racing karts," Adams said. "When we flipped at Attica, they just handed us parts to get us back on the track and told us we would worry about the rest later. They love racing as much as any of us and do so much for the racing community. Of course we couldn't do this without any of our sponsors and I hope they all come back in 2019 to watch us grow and get better."

Adams would also like to thank Woodville Mutual, Bobby's Truck and Bus Repair, the Tackle Box 2 Restaurant, Polter Real Estate, KS Sales & Service, Tim and Linda Merrill, Simpson Race Products, NGK Spark Plugs, WIX Filters, Kear's Speed Shop, Gressman Powersports, Maxim Racing, Elite Wings, The Joie of Seating and Design Graphics Group for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Wraps Up Second Straight USCS Title With Runner-Up Result at Bubba Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Jordon Mallett capped his second consecutive USCS Series national championship by finishing second in the season finale last Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park. Along with the USCS National title, Mallett made it a clean sweep, earning the Deep South Thunder, Mid-South Thunder and Southern Thunder regional titles.

"We were tickled to be able to win the national title and the regional championships," he said. "We are very pleased with how everything with the season went and are glad to add to our resume in terms of championships. We tried not to really look at the points and didn't really worry about it until the last weekend of the season."

Mallett and his team had an adventurous couple of days leading up to the season finale. When they went to leave on Thursday morning their tow rig would not start. After working all day to try to remedy that, they wound up having to use a different truck to pull the trailer to Florida and got to the track just 45 minutes before hot laps rolled off.

"It was a very trying weekend for sure," he explained. "We left around midnight on Thursday night and I had my father-in-law come with as an extra driver. We drove 14 hours straight with two different vehicles. It was a stressful endeavor to say the least. When we went to bed after the races on Friday night that was the first time any of us had seen a bed in 42 hours straight. We were exhausted, but that's what the difference is between hard work and giving up."

Mallett opened the event at Bubba Raceway Park last Friday night with a win in both the dash and the heat race. In the main event, he pulled off the track during the feature as he was concerned about having an engine problem. Mallett was credited with a 15th-place finish.

"We were super good out of the box," he said. "We felt really good about the car going into the feature, after winning the dash and heat race. Early on the track was pretty narrow and I had made it back up to about fifth or sixth by Lap 20 or so and had found a line that was really suited to the car and making progress. I felt something change in the engine coming off turn four and it didn't feel right, so I went ahead and shut it down while I still had oil pressure and saved the motor. Something just didn't feel right and I'm smart enough to know when something is going south and we made an engine change for Saturday."

Mallett worked his way from the sixth starting spot to finish third in heat race competition in Saturday's finale at Bubba Raceway Park. That put the native of Greenbrier, Ark., on the pole for the 25-lap main event.

"It was our goal to go down there and be better early on in the night," he said. "Every time we have ever been down there we had struggled in the heat race and dash. We wanted to be better in those and put ourselves in a position in the feature to win. The car was right where it needed to be. The track was kind of hard to pass on in the heat, but we were able to gain some spots."

After falling back a couple of spots early in the main event, Mallett charged back to the front. He made a late-race charge on the leader, coming up just a few feet short at the line on a track which was very challenging to pass on. The runner-up finish was his 29th in USCS competition and 30th overall this season.

"Everyone knows how I feel about starting on the pole," he said with a chuckle. "They re-worked the track before the B Main so it was kind of a tough guess, but we hit the nail on the head and had a car that should have won. I set the leader up with two to go going into turn one and a lapped car kind of got funny in front of the leader. I was right on top of him and I had to check up and it unloaded the car enough that I got a real bad push and the track started to rubber down.

"I lost a straightaway to the leader and was quick enough that I was able to make that whole straightaway up in a lap. He out-dragged me by just enough to win at the finish line. I really wanted to get that 10 th win and definitely had the car to do it. I won't ever complain though when the car is in one piece and they knew we were there and what was coming."

The event at Bubba Raceway Park wrapped up a very consistent 2018 campaign, which saw Mallett earn a career-high nine wins en route to claiming the USCS titles while recording top-10 finishes in 42 of the 45 events the series ran.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 9 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Dash: 1 (1); Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 15 (5).

Nov. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 9 wins, 30 top fives, 45 top 10s, 47 top 15s, 48 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Porter Commercial Refrigeration

Porter Commercial Refrigeration, which was created in 1992 and is based in Greenbrier, Ark., provides the finest refrigeration equipment sales, quality service and installation for supermarkets, c-stores, restaurants, warehouses, processing plants and ice machines. For more information, visit http://www.PorterRefrigeration.com .

"Porter Commercial Refrigeration is a huge supporter of our team," Mallett said. "They are always stepping up to help us however they can and we really appreciate the partnership."

Mallett would also like to thank Water for Christ, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Racing Optics, DHR Suspension, FK Rod Ends, Sinco, Inc., D&K Farms, Autometer, Callies Racing Products, Dynotech Race Engines, Fuel Safe Systems, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

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Dominic Scelzi Produces Career-Best Season With Six Victories and Knoxville Nationals A Main Start

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi enjoyed a career-best season in 2018.

"I look at it as building on how we did in 2017," he said. "I felt like after the California swing last year we've been getting better and faster and more consistent and more competitive at bigger races. I feel like 2017 and 2018 ran together so much. The races we should have won in 2017 were races we won in 2018. We're finishing them off a little better. Our qualifying has improved as well, which is huge. The last two years we've been building and building and I'm happy to see the direction we're going."

Scelzi captured a career-best six feature victories, which is more than his three previous seasons combined. Among those wins was a triumph at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, during the Knoxville Nationals. Scelzi won the SPEED SPORT World Challenge to lock into the Knoxville Nationals A Main for the first time in his career.

"I don't know if there's any other way to put it than the best moment of my life," he said. "You're winning at Knoxville, you're winning the World Challenge and you're locking into the Knoxville Nationals A Main. From a little kid I've dreamed of winning at Knoxville and being a part of the Knoxville Nationals. To win a race with so much prestige, it's something beyond special. I'll never forget the feeling. Every day when I wake up I'm thankful for it and to be put in the position that we were."

Scelzi was also victorious at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif.; at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.; at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.; at Dubuque County Fairgrounds in Dubuque, Iowa; and at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.

"I didn't win at the same place twice this year, which is kind of neat," he said. "We were hot with the Outlaws and competitive every single night to start the season. When the Outlaws left California we ran the same way. In April and May I think I ran one time outside of the top five. We had second-place runs that could have been turned into wins. You look at that and it's about learning how to win the races. In 2017 I felt like we should have won six times and we won three. This year I felt like we should have won 12 races and we won six. When 2019 comes around I hope we can continue on this path because I want to win 10 races next year."

Other highlights this season include tying his career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result of third, garnering a top 10 during the 360 Knoxville Nationals, scoring the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars during the 40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, competing for a top 10 during his debut in Central Pennsylvania, making both main events at the World of Outlaws World Finals and overcoming a fractured leg.

"I've got myself mentally tough and I feel I'm in a good place," he said. "I think away from the track I'm mentally good. When I come to the track I take it beyond serious, but I'm in such a good place it rolls into the racing.

"I want to thank my parents, my crew guys - Scotty Martin, Brandon Hickman and Liam Spiccia - as well as all of our marketing partners for the tremendous support. Also, a huge thank you to Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen, the McGhee Family, Dennis and Teresa Roth, and Pat Donahue for putting me in their race cars this year, too."

SEASON STATS -

68 races, 6 wins, 21 top fives, 34 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 45 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Line Oil

Since 1979, Red Line Synthetic Oil Corporation has grown to manufacture more than 100 quality products, including motor oils, gear oils, assembly lubes, fuel additives, and its popular WaterWetter cooling additive for the automotive, motorcycle, marine, and industrial markets. Based in Benicia, Calif., Red Line has a reputation with racers and enthusiasts alike for creating products that perform and protect better than any on the market, regardless of price. For more information, visithttp://www.RedLineOil.com.

"Red Line Oil is hands down the best oil in the racing industry," Scelzi said. "They have supported my family for as long as I can remember and have been a big part of my career."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Weld Wheels, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Releases Tentative 2019 Schedule Featuring Numerous Top-Notch Series and Big Races

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Jackson Motorplex is excited to release its tentative 2019 schedule, which features 18 nights of action and a handful of huge events.

The 4/10-mile oval will host six nights of 410ci winged sprint car competition and 10 nights featuring the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series 360ci winged sprint cars. The track will also welcome the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on July 17 and an IMCA event on July 24.

Arguably the biggest stage the track will have all season will be the 41 st annual Jackson Nationals June 27-29. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event will pay $41,000 to win the finale. Other 410 sprint car shows include a $10,000-to-win Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions show on July 26. The season opener on May 10 and season finale on Sept. 13 will showcase the IRA Sprint Car Series.

All Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series races at Jackson Motorplex - May 17, May 31, June 7, June 21, July 12, July 19, Aug. 17, Aug. 30, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 - will be presented by DeKalb/Asgrow and will pay $3,000 to win and $400 to start.

The Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars will both be featured classes at Jackson Motorplex this season. Additionally, the 2019 Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids champion will receive $1,000.

Visit http://www.jacksonmotorplex.com/schedule/ to view the entire 2019 schedule, which is tentative and could have additions and/or changes throughout the offseason.

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 recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Vaportrail Clothing Athletes Reutzel, Macedo, Balog and Starks Produce Big Wins and Championship During Stout Season

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Vaportrail Clothing athletes Aaron Reutzel, Carson Macedo, Bill Balog and Trey Starks combined to capture more than two dozen feature victories and a big championship this season.

According to media reports and the driver's websites, the four drivers totaled 30 feature triumphs across the country.

Reutzel led the way with 11 victories, including nine during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition en route to winning his first career title with the series. The Texas native also claimed his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series triumph and he won the winged sprint car portion of the 4-Crown Nationals.

Macedo posted eight wins, including five with the All Stars while finishing second to Reutzel in the championship standings. He also won a preliminary night at the 360 Knoxville Nationals and the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. The native of California was also crowned the Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car champion.

Balog garnered seven trips to Victory Lane in three different classes of race cars, including four IRA Sprint Car Series wins. His final win came during the IRA Sprint Car Series season finale when the North Pole, Alaska, native executed a last-lap pass at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. Balog also finished fourth in the IRA Sprint Car Series championship standings.

Starks scored four victories, including a Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek win at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. The native of Washington state also earned his first career triumph at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

Stay tuned to the Vaportrail Clothing website and social media accounts throughout the offseason for the latest updates on Vaportrail athletes as well as current news, specials and designs.

Additionally, enter "PRESS10" into the coupon code section during checkout to receive a 10-percent discount on all Vaportrail merchandise excluding clearance.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.VaportrailClothing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VaportrailCo

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

Instagram: http://instagram.com/VaportrailClothing

COUPON CODE -

Enter "PRESS10" in the coupon code section during checkout to receive a 10-percent discount on all Vaportrail merchandise excluding clearance.

VAPORTRAIL CLOTHING -

Vaportrail Clothing is a Washington State based brand formed through auto racing with a passion for distinction and innovation through design and lifestyle. With extreme heart and pride from the Northwest, Vaportrail strives to shed light on upcoming athletes and promote a lifestyle that embodies taking chances and being unique. Mediocrity will fail every time.

 

 

Weekly late model division not returning to Fremont Speedway in 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

FREMONT, Ohio - After several seasons of working to grow late model racing and provide a more economical form of racing to entice more drivers, Fremont Speedway officials have decided not to bring the division back for weekly racing in 2019.

When "The Track That Action Built" opens in April 2019 the three main classes of racing will be the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints; Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks.

"Rich (Farmer, former track promoter) worked hard to try and get more drivers involved in the sport. He put together a late model package that had a lower cost engine and when the teams wanted change he accommodated them. It's disappointing that after three years the late model division still only drew 10 or 11 cars each week. The advertised purse was paid despite the low car count. We did everything we could to encourage new race teams. It's unfortunate but Fremont Speedway's three divisions in 2019 have shown great participation. We do want to thank the teams that did support us and sponsors like McCullough Industries that tried to make the late model class work," said Fremont Speedway Board Member Ryan Schiets.

Schiets said beside the weekly sprint and truck divisions, Fremont Speedway will mark it's 69th season with with other classes and series making appearances.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

 

 

ANNUAL SWEENEY RUSH SERIES AUTHORIZED ENGINE REBUILDER SEMINAR FOR 2018-2019 A GREAT SUCCESS; ATTENDEES FROM SEVERAL STATES PLUS CANADA November 13, 2018

(By Mike Leone)

Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance held its fifth annual Authorized Engine Rebuilder Facility Seminar on Saturday (November 10) at the Hampton Inn & Suites Grove City (PA). Attendance to this meeting was again "mandated" for those facilities authorized to rebuild engines for the RUSH Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, Pro Stocks, and Asphalt Series. Engine facilities from several states including new 2018 rebuilders Eagle Racing Engines from Knoxville, Tennessee and Conklin Racing Engines from Morrisdale, Pa. plus two rebuilders from Ontario, Canada were on hand.

The seminar started at 11 a.m. and continued until nearly 4 p.m. with a break for lunch. Sweeney RUSH Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone organized the meeting; however, a panel led the seminar including RUSH Competition Director Travis Harry, Pace Performance Circle Track Director Don Blackshear, and authorized engine rebuilder Mike Ingram.

General topics included the rebuilders hand guide, sealing process, along with the teching and teardown procedures focusing around the mandated GM 604 and 602 crate engines. Other topics of discussion included awareness of responsibilities of the authorized rebuilders to the Series and its racers, the utilization of networking amongst their rebuilder peers and Series officials, the importance of understanding and staying true to the GM Technical Manual, and specifics related to the engine protest and Series confiscation procedure.

"There is no question that that the integrity of any healthy crate racing series lies in its teching and rebuild programs," stated Emig. "With that said, it's our belief to mandate attendance for those that are authorized to rebuild or repair GM crate engines that will be competing throughout our region under the RUSH banner. This meeting is an intricate part of the RUSH system that has helped us to keep the competition level as strong as it is throughout the Series, and may be one of its only kind in the country . We have to thank all of our authorized rebuilders for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend; several traveled between five to eight hours each way."

"We're all a team, from the racers to the Series officials, to the Authorized Rebuilders," said RUSH competition director Travis Harry. "It's great that we can all gather in one location annually to review things to ensure that everyone stays on the same page. Some of the newer authorized rebuilders had the opportunity to interact with some of those that have been involved for several years in a much more relaxed environment than at the race track. It also gives all of us the opportunity to speak face-to-face with those we that we talk to throughout the year via phone, e-mail or brief encounters at the speedway."

A few of the rebuilders were excused for health related issues, a death in the family, and other personal reasons. These rebuilders will be versed and caught up to speed by the Series and at another rebuilder that was in attendance in order to be re-authorized.

The next event for the Sweeney RUSH Series will be the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday, January 26, held at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa. Ticket order forms will be available in December.

2018 RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, CrateInsider.com, Valley Fashions.

2018 RUSH Sportsman Modified marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Sherwood Racing Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, Valley Fashions, Dirt Late Model Magazine, and Three Rivers Karting.

2018 RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Pancho's Racing Products, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

2018 RUSH Pro Mod and Pro Stock marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Wrisco. Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

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 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com.

 

 

Sprint Car Bandits Unveil “Fierce 15” Teams, Fan Fest & More for 2019!

We’re giving away 10 New 2019 SCB T-SHIRTS! Like and Share this post on our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits.com - we’re drawing 10 winners! (Details on our FB post.)

Garland, Texas (11/13/18) by DarinShort.com. The upcoming 2019 racing season for the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series is going to feature several new fan- and driver-focused initiatives that will further add to the excitement and benefit level to all involved from race night to race night throughout the season. Let’s jump right in!

For the Drivers:

At a recent SCB drivers meeting, the new driver rewards program was announced, and at the conclusion of the meeting, 12 drivers immediately signed up for the new program.

Since then, another three drivers have committed to racing the 2019 SCB season, for a total of 15 teams, thus forming the Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15.” These drivers will receive monetary benefits from the new SCB merchandising program, along with another new driver rewards program called the Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse.

Any SCB rules-compliant and eligible drivers that are not part of the Fierce 15 will still be allowed to compete in any 2019 Sprint Car Bandits event, as in the past, with no registration or license fee, at any point in the season that they are available to race with the series.

All teams in attendance on race night will have the same rules, same sign in, formats; etc. whether they are a Fierce 15 team, or not, as long as they are SCB rules compliant, and this includes all sprint cars that are 360 cubic inch and under.

None of the 2019 Fierce 15 driver reward programs are based off performance. They are all based on those drivers’ support of the Sprint Car Bandits series itself.

The Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse consists short-term sponsor-added purses that will reward the Fierce 15 teams that compete in each “4-Pack” of completed events in the season. This way, regardless of weather impacts, whenever four events in a row are completed, Fierce 15 teams with perfect attendance during those four events will all equally divide up the Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse, again, regardless of performance. Then, the next Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse segment will begin; and so forth throughout the balance of the season.

We also have no issues whatsoever with any driver that chooses to race in the Sprint Car Bandits to race with whomever they like in whatever division they like throughout the racing season. This has been the case since the inception of the Series at the end of 2015.

There are no anticipated rules changes to the cars themselves. We have a couple of small procedural changes that will go into effect in 2019, as were discussed at the drivers meeting recently.

The race teams and fans have expressed how much they enjoy the existing Sprint Car Bandits rules package, which allows for more raceable cars all while lowering race team’s nightly operating costs – or without teams having to buy anything special to make it all happen.

109 sprint car teams from nine states competed in the series in 2018. There were 13 different feature winners in 16 events. Colby Estes of Mansfield Texas garnered the most points to become series champion. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact SprintCarBandits@outlook.com for additional information.

Meet the Fierce 15:

The following drivers make up the 2019 Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 and will be competing for added money for their support of the series: Colby Estes, Michael Day, Claud Estes III, Dalton Stevens, Scott Evans, Chance McCrary, Dale Wester, Junior Jenkins, Brad Wesp, Josh Hawkins, Casey Burkham, Steve McMackin, Will Eggimann, Mark Zoeller and Mark Huddleston.

Fans can expect to see these drivers competing in 2019 Sprint Car Bandits series events, along with any eligible sprint car driver that chooses to on a night-to-night basis.

For the Fans:

Race fans can look forward to arriving an hour early to each Series event in 2019 and participate in Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest. Each event will feature appearances by the Fierce 15 teams, along with the ability to purchase driver and series apparel and merchandise at the Series souvenir display.

The fans can meet with the Fierce 15 drivers, take selfies, get their t-shirts signed; etc. The general rule of thumb is that Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will be scheduled one hour previous to hot laps, lasting for 45 minutes. Then it’s off to the drivers meeting and racing.

The brand new 2019 Sprint Car Bandits series t-shirts will be available for sale at the Smiley’s Racing Products Texas Motorsport Expo in Mesquite Texas on Saturday, December 1st. We will also have the first round of Fierce 15 driver t-shirts for sale at the Expo. The Series and Fierce 15 merchandise will be available for sale on the www.SprintCarBandits.com website shortly thereafter. Click http://www.texasmotorsportexpo.com for compete Expo information, including times and directions.

We are also unveiling some of those new designs right now. Click www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits to check them out. More driver designs will be released as they are finished in production (some are still working on new wrap designs and sponsors).

And race fans, when you purchase one of the Fierce 15 driver t-shirts, that driver receives proceeds from the sale – which will provide an assist on keeping them funded throughout the racing season!

For the Tracks:

These new value-added components have no added cost or fee due from Series tracks. The Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will help attract fans to their speedways earlier where tracks can showcase their souvenirs, food, beverage and attractions.

Another new benefit for 2019 is that series tracks can take advantage of our SCB merchandising program for their souvenir stands. Tracks can contact the SCB for further details.

Speaking of tracks, we are still over three months away from the kickoff of the 2019 season and are in the middle of building the new schedule.

If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible, as dates are filling up. At the time of writing, we plan on having about the same number of events as in 2018 at tracks primarily in North Texas, East Texas and outlying areas.

We are in the process of renewing series marketing partners for 2019. If your business or service would like to be involved, just email us at SprintCarBandits@outlook.com and we will get back to you at once. Several affordable and effective options are available.

We would also like to thank all of the 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series marketing partners, including: Eagle Powder Coating, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Mow Time in Farmersville, RockAuto.com, Pro-Tech Service Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines, American Elevator Technologies, South Dallas Battery & Electric Co., Gary Floyd Homes, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., DFW Urethane, Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville, www.ShopTheBOSS.com , www.DarinShort.com and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.

Thanks again to all the area race teams, tracks, sponsors and fans for their support of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series, and we’re really looking forward to bringing these new and exciting programs to everyone in 2019!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com to keep up with the latest news and happenings with the series…and in the meantime, we wish you all a safe and enjoyable upcoming Holiday season!

Grab these brand new Sprint Car Bandits t-shirts (and more!) at the Texas Motorsport Expo on Saturday, Dec. 1 when they go on sale for the first time - GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS!

 

 

 

Joshua Shipley Records Top Five in Non-Wing Car After Several Months Off

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Joshua Shipley ran his non-wing car for the first time since July last Saturday evening when he joined the San Tan Ford Desert Sprint Car Series at Arizona Speedway.

"It was pretty nice to be able to hop back in my own car," he said. "I actually just got the motor back from the engine builder so that was exciting. The car was really fast."

Shipley started and finished third in a heat race, which transferred him to the pole of the main event. He dropped to fifth early, but after a few laps he regained his momentum and was able to keep up with the leaders.

"We ended up finishing fourth and I think we could have been competitive if our start would have been better," Shipley said. "The car just needed to get rolling again. It felt good to be able to grab a top five in a series that I've only raced in a couple of times this year."

Shipley will return to action during Thanksgiving Weekend when he tackles the 3rd annual Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway on Nov. 23-24. He will pull double duty, racing with both the Napa Non-Wing Sprint Series and the ASCS Southwest Region.

"I'll be driving my own non-wing car and I'll be driving the No. 7 Speed Sports winged car for Mark Clark," he said. "I enjoy driving for Mark so I think it'll be pretty fun. That's our last race of the year and it's always a good one. We were able to use last weekend as a shake down and get some data. I feel really confident in our ability for the Copper Classic."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 10 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 4 (1).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 23-24 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Copper Classic with the Napa Non-Wing Sprint Series and the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Joshua-Shipley-Racing-151739011703080

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"We can't thank Aero Armour enough for helping us out again this year," Shipley said. "It means a lot to us, and they help us out more than they know. We're fortunate to have such great people be part of our race team."

Shipley would also like to thank Speed Sports, Christie Grading & Paving, Hendrickson Construction, Kid to Kid and The Race Shack for their continued support.

 

 

Smoke earns Sunshine State Sprint Car Shootout opener at Bubba Raceway Park

Dates: Friday and Saturday, November 9th & 10th Event: Sunshine State Sprint Car Shootout Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour Track: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 1st (1st) Saturday: 12th (5th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 13, 2018) - Another Florida visit equaled another Florida victory for Columbus, Indiana’s Tony Stewart, this time conquering the Sunshine State Sprint Car Shootout opener at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday evening, November 9. For Smoke, the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) 360 victory bumped his season win total to four, now with three during USCS competition.

Smoke’s visit to the northern Florida venue was nearly flawless on Friday night, first charging from sixth to finish second during heat race action, ultimately setting up a front row starting position for the 25-lap main event. From that point forward, it was the ‘Smoke Show,’ utilizing the pole position to dominate all 25 circuits of the Sprint Car Shootout.

Stewart owns USCS victories at Magnolia Motor Speedway, Southern Raceway, and now Bubba Raceway Park.

“It feels good to come down here and get a win. The season is all but over, but it’s nice to be able to escape to Florida for a few days and race at Bubba Raceway Park. I owe it all to the guys standing behind me,” Stewart explained, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 14 sprint car. “They bust their butts week in and week out. The schedule we put together wasn’t easy, by any means. It’s a lot of work and a lot of travel, but times like this make it all worth it.”

Unfortunately, Stewart was unable to repeat success on Saturday evening during the Sunshine State Sprint Car Shootout finale at Bubba Raceway Park. Smoke would end the weekend with a 12th place performance after starting on the inside of row three. The three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion qualified for main event action by finishing fourth during his respective heat race.

Stewart’s visit to Bubba Raceway Park concluded his 2018 winged sprint car campaign. A season comprised of nearly 70 starts, Smoke will enter the off-season with not only four victories, but also 39 top-ten finishes, 28 of which occurring inside the top-five.

Of Stewart’s four wins, one was attained during All Star Circuit of Champions competition; the result of an impressive charge from fifth to earn a $5,000 payday at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania. With that said, Stewart qualified for 30 All Star main events in 2018, amassing 14 top-ten finishes and seven top-fives. Smoke’s most recent All Star success took shape at Outlaw (N.Y.) Speedway on Friday, September 14; Stewart finished sixth.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.tonystewart.com.

Tony Stewart: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/ or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TonyStewart

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru November 13, 2018) Total Races: 67 Total Wins: 4 Total Top-5s: 28 Total Top-10s: 39

 

 

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONS TO RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL FOOD BANKS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

Skagit Speedway along with the 2018 class champions are teaming up for the "Champions 4 Community Food Drive" this Christmas season. The seven champion drivers will spend an afternoon shopping for food for the area food banks.

"For many years Skagit Speedway has donated food during the Christmas Season," commented track promoter Steve Beitler. "Again this year, we want to get the champions, the fans and race teams of Skagit Speedway involved to support our surrounding communities."

We are asking our fans, the community and race teams to pledge their support at any level ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100).

Together we can help a lot of families and children have a Merry Christmas!
Fans and teams can donate by calling 360-724-3567 and place a pledge with a credit card or you can mail a check to: Skagit Speedway PO Box 911 Burlington WA 98233

Donations to date:
All donations will be recogized on the website, Facebook and press releases.

Steve Beitler $1000
Banquet $1,400

Total as of November 12 $2,400

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

A Good Season Start for Goodyer

Speed certainly hasn’t been a problem for Jock Goodyer so far in the 2018-19 season, with the teenager having already racked up three minor podium finishes from as many starts throughout his home state of Tasmania.

Making his debut in 410 Sprintcars last season, Goodyer experienced a pleasing introduction to the class, closing his campaign by clinching his maiden feature-race win at Hobart Speedway, as well as experiencing an encouraging run on the mainland which saw him place sixth in the third and final Easter Trail round at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

Picking up where he left off last month, the 17-year-old led the majority of the feature race at Latrobe’s Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway after lining up on the outside of the front row, only to be pipped in the latter stages, crossing the finish line in second place.

Backing up this result with a third-place finish at Hobart Speedway, Goodyer once again got a taste of the lead recently at Carrick Speedway, powering forward into first from his third-place starting position before once again being relegated to second place on the last corner by winner Jason Redpath.

Returning to Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway last Saturday night, Goodyer’s campaign was cut short due to a crash and subsequent DNF caused by a racing incident in the feature race.

“We’re really happy with the speed we’ve been consistently producing this season and we’ve been so close to the feature-race win on numerous occasions, we just haven’t quite been able to pull it off yet,” explained Goodyer, who started his season early by participating in the Chariots of Thunder Series at Darwin’s Northline Speedway in the Northern Territory, ending up eighth in the overall point standings.

“The early start to the season in the Chariots of Thunder Series against some tough competition has definitely helped us to dial the car in and improve our consistency, which is reflected in our results so far.”

Once again travelling to the mainland this week to contest the Victorian Title at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway in Victoria, the Launceston, Tasmania-based driver will be basing himself there over the Christmas-New Year period, contesting multiple blue-ribbon events, culminating with the Australian Championship at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway over the Australia Day long weekend.

“I’m really looking forward to racing on the mainland again,” added the Tas # 22 D&B Goodyer Developments supported Maxim pilot, whose schedule will also incorporate the Grand Annual Classic and the Presidents Cup.

“It’s definitely challenging to take on the country’s best Sprintcar drivers at these renowned events, but it’s the perfect opportunity to build up my confidence and learn as much as I can from them.”

Although his Sprintcar schedule is sure to keep him busy, Goodyer will also be contesting as many race meetings as possible aboard his Formula 500, off the back of last season’s impressive victory in the Tasmanian Title.

Planning to participate in the Australian Title at Goulburn Speedway in April, Goodyer has plenty to prove after last season’s running of the event at Northline Speedway ended in a controversial manner. Having led the majority of the 25-lap distance, a last-corner pass on Goodyer resulted in Liam Williams being awarded the victory. However, following an appeal from the Goodyer family that the pass was illegal, this case and the official result is currently pending.

Goodyer would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: D&B Goodyer Developments, Powranna Plant Hire, Tazwood Designs, and RSK Concreting. He would also like to thank his mum and dad Belinda and Darren, his sisters Brooke and Abbi, his girlfriend Bianca Mostyn, his sister Abbi’s boyfriend and his Formula 500 crew chief Louis Maney, his Sprintcar crew chief Jackson Davies, Allan Joyce, Ian McLeod and Scott Ryan.

To find out more about Goodyer and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Jock Goodyer Racing.

 

 

DirtonDirt.com offers live pay-per-view video coverage of Nov. 29-Dec. 1 VP Gateway Dirt Nationals

Anyone who can't make it to the Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals can still see every lap of the action on the fifth-mile indoor dirt oval thanks to the live pay-per-view video coverage offered by DirtonDirt.com.

For the third consecutive year, DirtonDirt.com - the internet's home for everything about Dirt Late Models - will cover all three days of the blockbuster weekend that includes Super Late Models, open-wheel modifieds and, for the first time, an invitational event for midgets. The PPV broadcasts will feature full coverage of the on-track action as well as behind-the-scenes interviews from the DirtonDirt.com team.

Action begins Thurs., Nov. 29, with qualifying in all three divisions and a $5,000-to-win Race of Champions for Late Models. The Fri., Nov. 30, schedule features full preliminary programs for all three divisions and the weekend concludes on Sat., Dec., 1, with competition capped by a 40-lap, $30,000-to-win event for Super Late Models; a 30-lap, $10,000-to-win feature for midgets; and a 30-lap, $10,000-to-win A-main for open-wheel modifieds.

A complete three-day PPV package providing access to the entire Gateway Dirt Nationals weekend is available for $89.99, but single-day packages can also be purchased. Visit www.DirtonDirt.com for more information and to order the coverage.

 

 

Impressive Entries for Premier Speedway This Saturday

The 2018 Victorian Sprintcar Title and the Formula 500 Jack Willsher Cup headline an action-packed night of racing this coming Saturday night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, with strong fields signaling their intentions to be a part of the show with thanks to event partners Go Traffic.

With the Victorian Sprintcar Title also doubling as Round 2 of the Parr Motorsports Track Premiership which currently sees Opening Night A-Main winner James McFadden leading the way on 154 points, from Jamie Veal (148) and Jye O’Keeffe (146), a number of interstate invaders will again make the trek to Warrnambool, with young guns Lachlan McHugh and Jock Goodyer set to join the likes of two-time Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion Steven Lines in making their first Sungold Stadium appearance of the season.

Warrnambool based drivers, McFadden, Veal, O’Keeffe, Darren Mollenoyux, Peter Doukas and Corey McCullagh filled the first six finishing places of the Opening A-Main of the season on November 3, with the challengers to the Local Contingent in the battle for the Victorian Title likely to come from defending Champion David Murcott, Lines, Luke Walker, Grant Anderson, Rusty Hickman and John Vogels.

In the Jack Willsher Cup, the Formula 500’s have produced a star-studded cast for what will be a hard fought affair.

Two-time and defending Jack Willsher Cup winner and current Aussie Champ – Liam Williams – headlines the entry list, which includes former Australian Champion and JW Cup winner Dylan Willsher, Jack Bell, Chris and Dion Bellman and Leigh Van Ginneken while former Sprintcar pilots Tim and Rob Rankin will join a big field of drivers that also includes several interstate stars.

The public gates will open at 4pm on Saturday with the Opening Formula 500 heats set to hit the track at 5pm. The Sprintcars format will consist of Hot Laps (Qualifying in hot laps), Two Rounds of Heats, a Top 8 Shoot-Out and then a C, B and A-Main to decide the Victorian Champion.

Tickets are available up until midnight on Friday via www.premierspeedway.com.au or they can be purchased at the gate from 4pm on Saturday.

Nominations as at Monday November 12, 2018 (subject to change) are as follows:

Sprintcars Victorian Title:

V3 Jacob Dickson VA4 Carly Walsh T7 Tim Hutchins V8 Bobby Daly V12 Kristy Ellis VA12 Mark Carlin S13 Brock Hallett V17 Dennis Jones W17 James McFadden V19 Sam Wren S20 Glen Sutherland T22 Jock Goodyer Q23 Lachlan McHugh V28 Andrew Hughes VA29 Terry Rankin V34 Brenten Farrer V35 Jamie Veal V37 Grant Anderson V40 Rusty Hickman V42 Jye O'Keeffe V44 Tim Van Ginneken V45 Mike Van Bremen V52 Darren Mollenoyux N56 Mick Saller V58 Rhiannon Burleigh V64 David Aldersley V67 Luke Walker V68 Brett Milburn V70 John Vogels V72 Jacob Smith V73 Charles Hunter V77 Brayden Parr V81 Robbie Paton VA81 Rhys Baxter Q83 Steven Lines V88 David Murcott VA88 Grant Stansfied V95 Ryan Davis V98 Peter Doukas

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2019 SCHEDULE

(Perris, CA, November 11, 2018) Perris Auto Speedway has released the schedule for the 2019 season. The track’s 24th season opener will be on February 9th and will feature the PASSCAR Stock Car Series and the IMCA Modifieds. The same cars will close the campaign nine months later on November 16th.

The first sprint car race of the year will feature the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints on March 9th. All told there will be 10 nights of sprint car racing in 2019. Included on the sprint car portion of the calendar will be the Sokola Shootout on April 13th, the Salute to Indy on May 25th, California Racers Hall of Fame Night on August 17th, Glenn Howard Classic on September 21st and the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th, 8th and 9th.

Like the PASSCAR/Modified shows, the popular Night of Destruction will be on the schedule eight times in 2019. The first will take place on February 23rd and their finale will be on September 28th. The highlight for N.O.D. will be on July 4th with racing and fireworks.

The only additional classes in 2019 will be a full season for the Mini Stocks and the brand new Double Deckers. Both will compete at every Night of Destruction. The Mini Stocks had a successful two-race debut at the final two N.O.D. events in 2018. The Double Deckers will feature a full-size sedan with a compact car strapped to the top. The driver in the vehicle on the bottom will control the throttle and the brakes and the driver in the car on top will do the steering.

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

February 9th “Opening Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds February 23rd Night of Destruction I: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

March 9th Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

March 30th Night of Destruction II: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

April 13th “Sokola Shootout” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

April 27th Night of Destruction III: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

May 4th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 25th “Salute to Indy” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

June 1st Night of Destruction IV: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

June 15th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 29th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 4th Night of Destruction V: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

July 13th Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

July 20th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 27th Night of Destruction VI: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

August 17th “California Racer’s Hall of Fame Night” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

August 24th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

August 31st Night of Destruction VII: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

September 14th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

September 21st “Glenn Howard Classic” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

September 28th Night of Destruction VII: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

October 26th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

November 6th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction Practice Session

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds *** Schedule Subject to Change

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of TEmecu|a� PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the So Cal Fair and Event Center (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

 

 

Tancredi beats the local’s home

In a nail biting finish to the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series RD2 the V29 Cool car of Michael Tancredi took out the win. Tancredi had been running in third place and made his move in dense traffic in the last few laps passing SA44 Dan Evans and SA33 Mark Caruso to take the lead. Tancredi started in 8 and drove the wheels off passing car after car. Caruso who led the race for the majority of it had to be content with second and Evans third. New comer to the 360 ranks Terry Pitt looked comfortable in the SA7 taking out the Pole Shoot Out and starting off the Pole. Unfortunately for Pitt in the early laps of the main spun in turn 2 and ended his night on the infield. SA90 Michael Lovegrove came home in 4th and SA95 Jarman Dalitz rounded out the top 5.

After destroying the car at Mildura last weekend young Rookie racer Ben Morris and team rebuild and were keen to go again. Morris in the legendary SA3 again timed well and with a third and second in his heats put the young 16 year old into the Top 6 Pole Shoot Out. Morris started in 5th for the A but unfortunately got involved with the Terry Pitt incident and retained enough damage to send him to the infield.

SA90 Michael Lovegrove and SA95 Jarman Dalitz were both hard chargers thru the pack. Both started towards the rear of the field and made their passing moves early in the race to secure 4th and 5th. Dalitz also finished the night off on a high winning the Central Vic Earthworks $200 Random Draw for the second weekend in a row. “Not bad for just turning up at the Trophy Presentation, $400 in two weeks – pretty good. Thanks to Central Vic Earth Works” said Jarman.

Jed Bell drove his team mates Chad Ely’s SA22 J&J. “We slotted our engine in during the week and Chad was Crew Chief instead of driver. I was a bit nervous in case I bent it and was a bit more cautious; but it was all good and we finished the night.” said Bell.

A special tribute was performed at the start of the night for series sponsor Glen Robertson who passed away recently with teams lining up for a minutes silence along the front straight. “Glen was a fantastic guy who couldn’t do enough to help us. It was an honour to acknowledge him in this manner.” Searle said.

Heat wins – Terry Pitt, Phil Lock, Brendan Guerin, Michael Lovegrove, Jamie Hendry and James Wren

A Main results: 1st V29 Michael Tancredi, 2nd SA33 Mark Caruso, 3rd SA44 Daniel Evans, 4th SA90 Michael Lovegrove, 5th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 6th SA14 Brendan Quinn, 7th SA42 Jamie Hendry, 8th V4 Phil Lock, 9th SA96 Brendan Guerin, 10th SA5 Trigga Gates, 11th V16 James Wren, 12th SA22 Jed Bell, 13th SA69 Cody Atkins, 14th VA8 Shaun McClure, 15th VA2 Boyd Harris, 16th V33 Michael Holt, 17th SA91 Michael Fox, 18th SA98 Cheian Perrett, 19th SA3 Ben Morris –DNF, 20th SA7 Terry Pit-DNF.

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Michael Tancredi - $100 cash Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Phil Lock Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Jarman Dalitz All Star Hot Arse Award –James Wren - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mark Caruso – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Cheian Perrett BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Michael Lovegrove

 

 

2019 Season Opening Turnpike Challenge Dates Set

Belleville, IL - The always exciting Turnpike Challenge dates have been set for 2019. The Sixth Annual event has been expanded into four nights of racing with a back-up week in the event of inclement weather. With both the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues in attendance, as well as the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League, this week will definitely be one you won't want to miss.

The week will open on Thursday, March 21st at Creek County Speedway in Kellyville, Oklahoma. Creek will host the inaugural appearance of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League at the facility. Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd the Leagues will travel to I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sunday will round out the week at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the event of inclement weather, the week will be postponed until Thursday, March 28th and run through Sunday, March 31st.

Serving as the season-opener for both the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues, the Turnpike Challenge draws one of the largest outdoor-event car-counts in the nation. In previous years, Christopher Bell has dominated all but one of the Turnpike Challenge finales. The one he didn't win was because he wasn't in attendance due to a scheduling conflict within his NASCAR schedule. That year, 2016, Jason McDougal took the victory. Matt Sherrell took the prelim night victory in 2016.

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow "POWRi_Racing" on Twitter.

 

 

Dodge City Raceway Park Announces 2019 Schedule

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (November 9, 2018) – Another exciting year of racing action is in store for Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas in 2019 as the slate of events for the state-of-the-art facility in southwest Kansas has been established.

Following an open practice and car show on March 23, the season officially fires off on Saturday, April 6, with a DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car tilt before ultimately wrapping up with two nights of World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” action on September 20-21.

A total of 18 nights of racing action are in store along the way in 2019 with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks once again featured in the weekly championship racing series.

The Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals has been expanded to a three-night affair on June 13-15 as the DCRP Sprint Cars square off with the United Rebel Sprint Series and Sprint Series of Oklahoma for bragging rights.

Other returning specials in 2019 include the Seventh Annual Modified Stampede on April 13, the Dodge City 200 Enduro on July 6, the always highly-anticipated Driver and Fan Appreciation Night on July 26, the Sixth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event on August 24 and the Seventh Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship finale on September 14.

In addition to the April 6 opener and the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals, the United Rebel Sprint Series takes on the DCRP Sprint Cars as well on May 18 and again during the September 14 championship finale.

Additionally, the Sooner Late Model series will make its first DCRP appearance on Saturday night, July 13.

Dodge City Raceway Park 2019 Schedule:

March 23 – Car Show & Practice Night

April 6 – Season Opener with DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

April 13 – Seventh Annual Modified Stampede plus DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

April 27 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

May 4 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

May 18 – Weekly Racing Series plus URSS Sprints (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

June 1 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

June 13 – Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals (DCRP/URSS/SSO Sprint Cars) plus IMCA Hobby Stocks and KARS

June 14 – Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals (DCRP/URSS/SSO Sprint Cars) plus IMCA Stock Cars and KARS

June 15 – Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals (DCRP/URSS/SSO Sprint Cars) plus IMCA Sport Modifieds and KARS

June 29 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

July 6 – Dodge City 200 Enduro plus Fireworks show

July 13 – Sooner Late Model series plus IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

July 20 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

July 26 – Driver/Fan Appreciation Night with DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

August 24 – Sixth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem plus DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

September 14 – Seventh Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Night / DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

September 20 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” plus IMCA Sport Modifieds

September 21 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” plus IMCA Modifieds

Dodge City Raceway Park is located on the south edge of Dodge City, KS, on US 283, then 0.9 miles west on US 56, then 0.1 miles south. For more information, contact the track at 620-225-3277 or check www.dodgecityraceway.com.

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing Sprint Car Series officials announced the 13-race core of the tour’s 2019 schedule on Thursday, featuring two facilities that join the calendar for the first time.

New venues hosting Must See Racing next season are the four-tenths-mile Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C., and the three-eighths-mile Hillside Buffalo Speedway in Holland, N.Y.

Ace will welcome the 410 winged asphalt sprint cars of Must See Racing March 28-30, headlined by two complete, full-points shows that will serve as the opening weekend of competition for the series in 2019.

The same will be true for Hillside Buffalo Speedway, which will host the inaugural Xtreme Speed Classic on July 26-27, featuring a pair of full programs that pay championship points both nights.

Built around those two blockbuster weekends are returns to familiar venues and familiar event weekends, as well as more comfortable spacing of dates to ease travel strain for teams going into a new season of championship competition.

Ace will host an open practice night on Thursday, March 28 before their two-day weekend on Friday and Saturday nights. The series will then use the month of April as preparation before kicking the northern portion of the calendar into gear on May 4 with the annual Must See 50 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway.

The Anderson race moves forward from mid-August, as it has been in past years, and serves as a tune-up for the 71st annual Pay Less Little 500, which Must See Racing will again sanction and takes place this year on May 25.

The Little 500 will also be a part of the series' MAVTV television package again next year, with specific details and broadcast information announced at a later date.

June sees the series make its first of two annual trips to Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., while Must See Racing’s annual Independence Day Spectacular moves to Michigan’s Birch Run Speedway on July 5 and will feature fireworks, as well as a full night of racing headlined by the Must See Racing sprint cars.

Following the new two-day weekend at Hillside Buffalo, the series heads back to Berlin on Aug. 17 before the second annual American Racer David D. Mateer Tribute takes center stage at the Jennerstown Speedway half-mile in Pennsylvania on Sept. 14.

Must See Racing will then wrap up the 2019 season on Sept. 28-29 with a huge two-day event during the National Short Track Championships at Illinois’ Rockford Speedway, featuring the Rumble for the Record qualifying spectacular on Saturday, Sept. 28 before the title-deciding feature on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Three dates – May 11, June 15 and Aug. 31 – will host events at facilities that will be announced later.

“For 2019, we are really excited about first time visits to several outstanding new tracks and looking forward to returning to many of the best events and tracks in all of racing,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “To have events like the 71st Pay Less Little 500 at Indiana’s Anderson Speedway and the 54th annual National Short Track Championships at Rockford Speedway in Illinois on our schedule are testaments to the quality racing that Must See Racing puts on each year.

“We’re also excited to return to the first-class Jennerstown Speedway and race again in front of the fantastic Pennsylvania fans,” Hanks added. “The schedule, including several multi-race weekends, is a good fit for our race teams and for our high-speed, record-setting racing entertainment for the fans."

2019 Must See Racing Sprint Car Series Schedule

Date – Venue – Location

March 29 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C.
March 30 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C.
May 4 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind.
May 11 – TBA – TBA
May 25 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind. **
June 1 – Berlin Raceway – Marne, Mich.
June 15 – TBA – TBA
July 5 – Birch Run Speedway – Birch Run, Mich.
July 26 – Hillside Buffalo Speedway – Holland, N.Y.
July 27 – Hillside Buffalo Speedway – Holland, N.Y.
Aug. 17 – Berlin Raceway – Marne, Mich.
Aug. 31 – TBA – TBA
Sept. 14 – Jennerstown Speedway – Jennerstown, Pa.
Sept. 28-29 – Rockford Speedway – Loves Park, Ill.

** – 71st Pay Less Little 500, non-points event

 

 

Sensational Scelzi set to sizzle down-under.

16 year-old Sprintcar Sensation Gio Scelzi is locked and loaded to head down-under for his Aussie racing debut at Australia’s premier Sprintcar Carnival, the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic this coming January.

The son of 4 times World Drag Racing Champion Garry Scelzi, the Californian will race down under for the first time giving local Aussie fans the chance to see his audacious talent and what this kid has to offer. Not since Kyle Larson made his down-under Classic debut for Brett Milburn a few years back has Australia seen such a hot young talent in action.

Scelzi recently became the youngest ever racer to qualify for the revered Knoxville Nationals final alongside his elder brother and former Aussie tourist Dom Scelzi.

The Kid is also the youngest ever winner of a World of Outlaws feature at no less than Williams Grove Speedway, Pennsylvania, a specialist track if ever there was one, and nothing like any track he’d ever run before putting him in some exalted company for someone so young.

Victorian racer and Indy Race Parts Australian agent Domain Ramsey will help facilitate a strong campaign for Scelzi who will steer the Indy Race Parts USA#71 mount overseen and imported by Indy Race Parts proprietor Bernie Stuegben.

Scelzi will make his debut at the Presidents Cup at Avalon on Wednesday January 16.

From there Scelzi will head west across the border to tackle Mount Gambier’s Kings Challenge on Thursday evening (17th) before heading back to the teams Warrnambool base camp for the three day Classic campaign where he hopes to become the youngest ever winner of Australia’s biggest Sprintcar event.

Opportunities exist for anyone interested in becoming supporting partners at any level on what is expected to be a history making tour. Supporting partners will have the added opportunity to be branded on all tour merchandise and to meet the rising star.

Partnering enquiries should be directed to Tim Fisher at Indy Race Parts on 0438 819 444.

 

 

Wilson Wraps Up Season by Charging From 17th to Fifth During World of Outlaws World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 8, 2018) - Greg Wilson earned his fifth top-five finish of the season on Saturday afternoon during the World of Outlaws World Finals, which is the final World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of the season.

"It was great to be able to close the season with a strong run," he said. "This year didn't go as we had planned so to end on a positive note was important."

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels backed team opened the event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Thursday by qualifying 12th quickest in their group for Friday's event and 19th quickest for Saturday's race.

Wilson advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race on Friday before the main event was postponed to Saturday afternoon because of the curfew.

"Most of the guys were racing the top, but we were able to get our car to work really well around the bottom," he said. "At one point we were up to third and the top two were right in front of us in traffic, but then a caution came out. I think we had a shot at winning the race in traffic, but that didn't play out in our favor."

Wilson's charge from 17th to fifth place was the second-most cars passed.

The event wrapped up on Saturday evening. Wilson placed sixth in a heat race before electing not to start the C Main. He then gained a handful of positions in the A Main to close the season by moving forward.

Wilson, who finished 13th in the World of Outlaws championship standings, was honored on Sunday as the inaugural Jason Johnson Sportsman of the Year Award winner.

"It's a great honor and means a lot for the World of Outlaws to give me the Jason Johnson Sportsman of the Year Award," he said. "Any time you can be recognized in a positive light it's special and to win any award with Jason Johnson's name attached to it is very meaningful."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 5 (17).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 6 (7); C Main: DNS (3); Feature: 23 (28).

SEASON STATS -

74 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 11 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 43 top 20s

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hercules Tires

Hercules Tires is widely recognized as the industry's premier value brand with a comprehensive selection of passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck, specialty trailer and specialty commercial tires. Since 1952, independent tire dealers and distributors have trusted Hercules to deliver outstanding quality, exceptional support and unsurpassed value. For more information, visit http://www.HerculesTire.com.

"Hercules Tires has been an essential part of Greg Wilson Racing for several years," Wilson said. "It has been a tremendous partnership as we've helped grow each other's brands and fan base, which is the ultimate goal of a marketing partner. We're grateful for the support of everyone at Hercules Tires and are looking forward to mutual success for years to come."

Wilson would also like to thank Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Alloy Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Redlined Welding & Construction, Callies, Magtech Ignition, Banshee Graphics, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Pfann's Custom Performance & Restoration, Tim Hogan's Carpet (Lima, Ohio), Bedford Valley Petroleum, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Elite Wings, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Finds Bright Moments During Return to ASCS National Tour Competition

Inside Line Promotions - HEATH, Texas (Nov. 8, 2018) - Travis Rilat produced a top-10 finish in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com championship standings for the 10th time in his career in 2018.

This year marked the first time since 2009 that Rilat tackled the tour full time. Although he missed multiple races because of work commitments, Rilat still ended ninth in the standings while piloting the No. 1 sprint car for BDS Motorsports.

"I want to thank Bryan Sundby and everyone with BDS Motorsports," he said. "They worked hard to provide a fast race car. We had a shot at winning a couple of races this year, but the circumstances didn't play out in our favor."

Rilat finished the year with eight top fives - six during ASCS National Tour competition - and 20 top 10s. It's his most top 10s in a single season since 2015 when he also scored 20.

Rilat's best result of the season was a runner-up finish during a preliminary night at the 47th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup hosted by Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. He also netted podium finishes at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, during the ASCS National Tour Speedweek.

"We had a fast car and had some really good nights, but this year didn't meet our expectations," he said. "We're working hard on next year and plan on running a pick-and-choose schedule. Our goal is to build on the positives of this year and earn our way to Victory Lane multiple times next season.

"Also, a huge thanks to all of our sponsors and fans. We appreciate the support and look forward to many great things in the future."

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 20 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

Located in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., Shark Racing Engines has been building high-performance racing engines for more than two decades. For more information, visit http://www.SharkRacingEngines.com .

"It's kind of funny how I met (Shark owner) Marc Huson when I went up there to Washington for an ASCS National Tour race a few years ago," Rilat said. "I was wandering around talking on my cell phone and saw a sprint car next door. I walked over, looked around and introduced myself.

"He's been a great friend. He was instrumental with a support group for me and my family when I was in the hospital up there. He and his wife helped us out in a hard time. As far as his engine skills go, he's one of the best in the country. There's only a handful of great engine builders across the country and I consider him one of the best."

Rilat would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, Frio Chevrolet, The BOSS, MDS Boring & Drilling, CnB Chubby, Champion Brands, Joe's Kleen Products, KSE Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, All Star Auto Reconditioning, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Carlan Services, Car Star Collision and Service (from Leduc, Alberta, Canada), Clark Construction, Diversified Machine Inc., Dyer Rods, Eagle Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gee and Gee Racing, Gillund Enterprises, Global Power Services, Hepfner Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Impact Coatings, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kustom Sprintcar Supplies, Lanktree Holdings, Millstone, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pat Beck Motorsports, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance - Newton, Iowa, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shane Liebig, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Speedway Motors, Strong Crane Service, Super Shox, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes and Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Proud Following First Full Season on ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Nov. 8, 2018) - It was a year of extensive travel and valuable racing experience for Alex Hill as she became just the fourth woman to run the entire Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com schedule.

The 18-year-old competed in all 36 National races, plus more than a dozen other events, while attending college full-time in Los Angeles for nine months of the year. She finished 13th in the ASCS National Tour championship standings and placed third among rookies.

"I'm proud of us running the entire tour," she said. "It's not always fun. It can be pretty tough. That's when support and a good crew are especially important.

"The travel made it kind of difficult to keep up with my studies. I usually flew out of L.A. on Thursday night and came back on Sunday or Monday. It wasn't usually a short flight since almost all of the races are in a different area of the country."

Hill was able to spend part of the summer traveling with her team, including a stretch of approximately six weeks on the road.

"I really enjoyed being on the road with the guys during the summer," she said.

Her season was one with ups and downs as would be expected for a rookie who raced at many of the tracks for the first time. She was aided by her first-year teammate, Sam Hafertepe Jr., who eventually won his third ASCS title and the first for the Hill's Racing team.

"I enjoyed having Sam for a teammate," she said. "He's a good mentor and I was able to learn a lot from him. He has a lot of experience and knowledge to draw from."

Included in her season highlights were performances at a couple of special events.

"The night before the Canadian Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway was one of our best nights of the year," she said. "I challenged Chuck Hebing for the lead for a while before dropping back to third. Then I battled Mark Smith for several laps before passing him at the end to finish second. Chuck and Mark are probably the two best drivers back home so it was really fun to race well against them and it helped my confidence a lot.

"I thought we did really well at the Short Track Nationals, too. We had a really fast car. We missed making the main event by one spot, but I thought that was still pretty good because of the size and quality of the field."

The long season wasn't without its rough patches, too.

"We had kind of a tough Speedweek when we were involved in quite a few wrecks," she said. "I lost some confidence and was kind of down on myself. It wasn't fun and I really wasn't sure if I wanted to finish the tour, but I'm glad I stuck with it. I learned a lot after that and gained a lot of experience.

"My crew - Daryl Turford, Ron Monture and Sam - are the best and they helped me through the tough times along with my parents, who were at every one of my races. I certainly owe everything I do in racing to my parents."

Hill expects to return to the track in February during races in Florida, but her racing plans after that are uncertain.

"We plan to race again in Florida, but we're not sure about after that," she said. "We're waiting for the ASCS and other schedules to come out. We'd like to do some 410 races next year and we'll see how the schedules go."

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 24 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AlexHill77x.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BearPaw Gas and Convenience

Founded in 1992, BearPaw Gas and Convenience now has two locations on the Six Nations Reserve after adding a second store last December. BearPaw is a full-scale gas and tobacco convenience store.

"BearPaw is my dad's convenience store," Hill said. "It's also where I work when I'm not at school or racing and has been a major part of our race team."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Slade Shock Technology, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Gaerte/TOPP Performance Race Products, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vortex Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

The river runs to the Bridge

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series rolls into Murray Bridge Raceway this Saturday night for RD2 of the West Coast Concreting $2,500 King of the River. “This is the home track for all our South Aussie teams and they love the opportunity to compete there. Murray Bridge has been a fantastic supporter of 360’s over the years and it’s great that we get the chance to compete there twice this season.” says Searle.

SA44 Dan Evans in the Evans Transport Maxim took out the win last weekend and will be hoping for a repeat. Evans was fast at Mildura breaking the track record and with Trevor Green fine tuning things will be one to watch. SA96
Brendan Guerin & V29 Michael Tancredi placed 2nd and 3rd at Mildura and will both want to go one or two better.
Former Series & State Champ SA33 Mark Caruso is experienced at the Bridge in both 360 & 410’s and home track knowledge is sure to help. SA990 Michael Lovegrove makes a return to the series for the night. Series regular SA69
Cody Atkins also makes a return after securing an engine last weekend. The team have worked hard through to week to get both car and engine ready. After destroying his Cool chassis last weekend at Mildura SA16 Jack Gartner and team have been burning the midnight oil this week repairing and restocking and a good result will make this effort worthwhile. Young Rookie Ben Morris in the Phil March owned SA3 J&J team have also had their work cut out for them. Morris went for a big ride last weekend and with major damage to the car have rebuilt and keen to go again.

With a quality field for the night with the like of V16 James Wren, SA14 Brendan Quinn, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, V4 Phil Lock just to name a few there is guaranteed to be fireworks on the track. “Some might like to call it a SA versus Vic Challenge but with cars from both states locked in for the series we don’t look at it this way, but having said that it will certainly be All Star V All Star! ” Mandy Searle says

With the usual All Star giveaways, posters, driver autograph signing it will be lots a family fun. On track action starts from 5.00pm for Hot Laps Saturday November 10th.

 

 

Mitchell Motorsport 6th In Season Debut

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Last Saturday night (November 3) saw the first outing in Queensland for Mitchell Motorsport and their team driver Danny Reidy after they were unable to attend the opening round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship QLD, and round 2 of the series being washed out before a wheel was turned. Despite the lack of seat time in the #19 Eagle Ignition Leads / Penrite Maxim Danny was able to fight hard to secure a 6th placed result.

The night began with Time trials in hot laps with Danny out in group 5 on what was a quickly drying track that had been baked all week with very high temperatures. With the top 6 being inverted for the opening round of heats, Danny started his first heat from position 4 and he would go on to finish in second after some spirited dices during the race.

Round 2 saw Danny start out of position 5 with the result being the opposite of heat 1. After a slight touch with the car in front Danny turned around and was relegated to the rear of the field with Danny eventually clawing his way back to the 7th position at the drop of the chequered flag.

His heat results would see Danny start the 30 lap A main from position 13, on a dry slick track that looked as though it was going to be hard on tyres, so patience and good throttle control would be paramount in order to record a strong result. As the race unfolded and as the laps wound down the better the car got with Danny moving nicely toward the front.

Late in the race Danny had a great escape as two cars came together coming off turn 4 with the car emerging with only a badly bent front push bar and more importantly, he didn’t come to stop, therefore getting his spot back. From that point a smart drive, considering the track conditions, resulted in a 6th position at the end of a gruelling 30 laps.

“It was a fantastic comeback from the starting position tonight, especially with the quality of the cars we had to pass to finish 6th. Whilst it would have made it interesting for those just in front of us over a few more laps, we were low on rear rubber, so we were happy to see the chequered flag” commented Team Owner Peter Mitchell

The next meeting in Queensland for the Mitchell Motorsport Team is round 4 of the USC QLD at Toowoomba on the 15th of December 2018.

The Mitchell Motorsport Team would like to thank the following corporate supporters: Eagle Silicone Ignition Leads, Penrite Oils, Desert Palms Alice Springs, KRE Race Engines, Wesfil, Cooper, Primera, Thermal Edge Coatings, Locked Down Apparel and Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

For further updates on Mitchell Motorsport please visit www.mitchellmotorsport.com or visit Mitchell Motorsport on Facebook.

 

 

Farrer Steps Up at Warrnambool

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Last Saturday night Brenten “Smooch” Farrer enjoyed a career best result at the Premier Speedway in Warrnambool as he finished seventh in Round 3 of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series. Sure, Brenten has five career A-Main victories to his credit but they have all come in 360ci competition but his latest result ranks as his best run in a 410ci Sprintcar.

“I Surprised myself a little last weekend, but we have worked extra hard over the off season to put everything in place to put our best foot forward in making the step up to 410. I’m under not false hope, this is hard and to do this night after night is going to be difficult but I’m up for the challenge” added Brenten following the A-Main.

His seventh placed result looks all that more impressive considering there were over 50 cars in the pit area and the list of drivers that he was racing around throughout the 30 lap A-Main included James McFadden, Jamie Veal, Corey McCullagh, Darren Mollenoyux, Grant Anderson and Ryan Jones.

The night started off in the best way possible with Brenten pacing his Time Trial group before winning his opening heat. The reverse grid second round saw Brenten finish seventh therefore elevating him into a top six starting position.

As the race unfolded Brenten drove the race of life with his Frijtek / BF Car Carriers #34 Maxim getting up inside the top four at one point before eventually settling for a seventh placed finish. As a result, he now sits eighth overall in the 2018/19 SRA Series points after two completed rounds.

Brenten will be back on track this Saturday night at the Jackpot Invitational at the Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria. Brenten would like to thank the following corporate supporters for their involvement in the 2018/19 Sprintcar Season: Frijtek Industrial Refrigeration, Porkers Transport, B&G Clancy Farm Contracting, Ayross Racing, B.A.T Training and Assessments, Maxwill Race Engines, PRP Engineering, JB Speedway Spares, BF Car Carriers, Brack Earthmovers and Phil Michell Motorsport Media.


 

 

Knoxville Raceway and DIRTVision Partner to Offer Live PPV Broadcasting from the Sprint Car Capital of the World

Starting in 2019, Nearly All Knoxville Raceway Events will be Broadcast by DIRTVision.com

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (November 7, 2018) -- Knoxville Raceway and DIRTVision announced today a broadcast partnership establishing DIRTVision as the exclusive broadcast platform for the Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, the Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank, the 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, the inaugural Corn Belt Nationals and the full regular-season schedule of events that comprises the Knoxville Championship Cup Series.

"This season, we set out to offer every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race live," said Brian Dunlap, Director of Broadcast for DIRTVision. "Adding the Knoxville Nationals to our lineup for 2019 closes that loop and we're excited to be covering all of the action from the Sprint Car Capital of the World."

After a rigorous selection process to determine a partner best suited to execute, market, and grow the broadcast package, the Marion County Fair Board, which oversees the historic half-mile, selected DIRTVision for the job.

"At Knoxville Raceway, we're always striving to be the best in the sprint car racing industry. We see the same desire in our partners at DIRTVision and are proud to have them broadcast nearly every event from the Sprint Car Capital of the World to the homes of tens of thousands of race fans throughout the 2019 season," said Knoxville Direct or Marketing Kendra Jacobs. "We were impressed with not only their passion for the sport, but also their forward-thinking in-house studio, their reach in the sport and the reputation they have built in all of auto racing. We're anxious to get the 2019 season started and see what we can build together."

DIRTVision pioneered live dirt track video streaming in 2004 with the ultimate goal of streaming content on a nightly basis. Now, 15 years later, that goal has become a reality and Dunlap has seen it through this full trajectory.

"It's an absolute honor to play a role in the live broadcast of the Knoxville Nationals," said Dunlap. "This a real opportunity to engage new fans with Sprint Car racing across the globe."

DIRTVision will set up dedicated production resources for the weekly Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series, and ramp that up with additional cameras and staffing for the marquee events around the Nationals. The agreement includes marketing, promotion and customer service, with all content being fed through the DIRTVision studio in Concord, NC.

Pricing information will be released at a later date, but the content will be separate from the Sprint Car Fast Pass.

DIRTVision will kick off the 2019 Knoxville Raceway schedule on April 13 with the PellaMotors.com/Kraig Ford season-opening Knoxville Championship Cup Series event with 410, 360 and 305 Sprint Cars.Be sure to keep up with @knoxvilleraces, @WorldofOutlaws and @dirtvision for the latest news.

 

 

23rd ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS THIS WEEK AT PERRIS

(Perris, CA, November 5, 2018)

Facts on the 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway

EVENT: 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction
WHERE: "The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing," Perris Auto Speedway on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571)
TRACK: 1/2-mile clay oval.
WHEN: Thursday, November 8, Friday November 9 and Saturday November 10.
PROGRAM: Qualifying, heats, preliminary and A Mains each night.
PRACTICE: Free for fans in the grandstands at 5:00 PM Wednesday, November 7. $2.00 pizza, beer and soft drinks.
WHO: The Amsoil USAC National and CRA Sprint Cars.
SANCTIONING BODY: United States Auto Club (USAC)
TIMES: Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM on Thursday & Friday with racing at 7:00. Gates will open and 3:00 PM Saturday with racing at 7:00.
PURSE: $131,380.00. $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start the A mains on Thursday and Friday. $25,000.00 to win and $1,000.00 to start the A main on Saturday.
GRAND MARSHAL: Mike Grosswendt from All Coast Construction
TONY JONES HARD CHARGER AWARD: To the driver who passes the most cars in Saturday’s “A” main event.
RAY SCHEETZ MECHANIC OF THE RACE AWARD: Named after the legendary crew chief who had 10 sprint car championships and 155 race wins.
DEAN THOMPSON HIGH POINTS AWARD: Named after the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer. The awards goes to the driver who accumulates the most total points on the two preliminary nights.
BILL AND EVELYN PRATT MAIN EVENTS: Named after longtime car owners and officials Bill and Evelyn Pratt. Thursday’s main will be the “Bill Pratt Main Event” and Friday’s main will be the “Evelyn Pratt Main Event.”
TICKETS: Advance tickets available by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online at: https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window all three nights. We will not sell out.
ENTRIES: As this piece went to press 46 cars from seven states have pre-entered (complete list at the end of this release). A few more, including Stevie Sussex, are expected to enter when they get to the track.
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kevin Thomas Jr. from Cullman, Alabama
PAST CHAMPIONS EXPECTED TO ENTER: Kevin Thomas Jr, (2017), Damion Gardner (2009, 2011, 2016), Chris Windom (2010), Dave Darland (2005, 2006, 2013), Bud Kaeding (2001, 2002, 2007). Complete list of past winners below.
AUTOGRAPH SESSION: 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. Saturday on the front straightaway.
CAMPING ON THE FAIRGROUNDS: $25.00 per night. No hook ups. No reservations required.
TRACK PHONE NUMBER: (951) 940-0134
TRACK WEBSITE: http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/index.html
TRACK SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: Perris Auto Speedway; Twitter: perrisautospdwy; Instagram: perrisautospeedway


2018 Budweiser Oval Nationals Entries

Car # Driver Residence Car Owner
2 Austin Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory
4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander
4 Justin Grant Ione, CA Topp Motorsports
4D TBA Gansen Motorsports
4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Gansen Motorsports
5 Chris Windom St. Louis, MO Baldwin Brothers
5 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Tye Mihocko
5M Max Adams Loomis, CA Max Adams
5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier
5X Logan Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory
7BC Tyler Courtney Fishers, IN Clauson/Marshall
8 Michael Faccinto Hanford, CA Jim Richardson
10V Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing
12 Dave Darland Lincoln, IN Robert Ballou
12 Joel Rayborne West Covina, CA Rodney Rayborne
13 Dennis Gile Mesa, AZ Gene Gile
15 Danny Sheridan Santa Maria, CA Rick Johnson
16 Bud Kaeding Campbell, CA MMR
19S Jason McDougal Andrew Reinbold
19AZ Andrew Reinbold
21 A.J. Bender Ramona, CA Richard Bender
28 Matt McCarthy Riverside, CA Matt MCCarthy
30 C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Chuck Leary
32 Chase Stockon Fort Branch, IN Chase Stockon
34AZ Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA Grau/Burkhart
39E Kyle Edwards Fountain Valley, CA Gordon Edwards
42 Danny Faria Jr. Tipton, CA Dwight Cheney
44 Cody Williams Corona, CA John Jory
50 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.
51 Austin Ervine Bakersfield, CA James Ervine
52 Isaac Chappell Wilkinson, IN Isaac Chappell
55 Tony Everhart El Cajon, CA Tony Everhart
68 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Shawn Thomas
69 Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Dynamics, Inc.
72 Gary Marshall Jr. Pomona, CA Gary Marshall Sr. & Jr.
77 Thomas Meseraull San Jose, CA Bill Michael
74X Josh Hodges Tijeras, NM Jack Hodges
83 Austin Liggett Tracy, CA Tim Liggett
88V Jace Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing
90 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman
91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance
92 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Tom & Lauri Sertich
92X TBA Tom & Lauri Sertich
98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy
98 Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale, CA Jeremy Ellertson
99 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Bacon/Marshall

Oval Nationals Champions
1996 Jimmy Sills
1997 Rip Williams
1998 Rodney Argo
1999 Rickie Gaunt
2000 Tony Jones
2001 Bud Kaeding
2002 Bud Kaeding
2003 Cory Kruseman
2004 Cory Kruseman
2005 Dave Darland
2006 Dave Darland
2007 Bud Kaeding
2008 Jesse Hockett
2009 Damion Gardner
2010 Chris Windom
2011 Damion Gardner
2012 Mike Spencer
2013 Dave Darland
2014 Robert Ballou
2015 Bryan Clauson
2016 Damion Gardner
2017 Kevin Thomas Jr.

Advance tickets for all the Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction, are available 24 hours a day online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not want to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.

Camping for the Oval Nationals will begin on Monday. The price to camp is $25.00 per night. There are no hook-ups.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the So Cal Fair and Event Center (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2018 Perris Auto Speedway

November 7th Oval Nationals Practice

November 8th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 9th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars


NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Sides Gains 10 Positions During Season Finale to End Year on Positive Note

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Jason Sides wrapped up his season with a strong run on Saturday evening during the World of Outlaws World Finals finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Sides charged from 27th to 17th after using a provisional to start near the rear of the field. It was the second-most cars passed in the 30-lap race and provides momentum to close the season.

"That was pretty good," he said. "It felt like we passed 30 cars. Passing 10 cars is a lot. And it was a lot of good cars that we passed. We had the car a lot better and the track was better. You always want to end on a good note."

The weekend began on Thursday with qualifying for the shows on Friday and Saturday. Sides timed in 16th quickest in his group for Friday's race and 17th quickest for Saturday's event. He didn't start the heat race or C Main on Friday before rallying from 29th to 23 rd in the main event, which was held Saturday afternoon.

"Shane (Stewart) was leading and lapped me," he said. "I was on the bottom and I passed him back a couple of times. We went back and forth. The last time I was coming to the flag stand when he blew a tire out. I beat him to the line to unlap myself, but (the officials) said once I got lapped I was considered lapped the rest of the race. I don't understand that. I passed seven or eight cars and then the caution came out so I had to go back behind those cars. I think we had a top-15 car."

The event concluded on Saturday evening. Sides advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race and from 15th to 10th in the Last Chance Showdown before he gained another 10 positions in the main event.

"The track widened out and got better," he said. "There was a top and a bottom. We could get under the cars when they missed the bottom."

Sides ended the season ranked 12th in the World of Outlaws championship standings. It marked the 10th straight season he has placed in the top 12 in the standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: DNS (6); C Main: DNS (-); Feature: 23 (29).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 10 (15); Feature: 17 (27).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

84 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 64 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SidesMotorsport

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - East Coast Logistics

East Coast Logistics, which is based in Australia, incorporated in 2003 and specializes in all transport and logistics requirements. For more information, visit http://www.eastcoastlogistics.com.au/ .

"Dave Horrell does the jobs that people don't want to do," Sides said. "He's a hard working guy and we've been fortunate to have him as part of our team for several years. Dave and his family have become more family than a sponsor. I call him when I just want to talk. His support means a lot."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., VRP Shocks, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, FSR Radiators, Jim Schuhknecht, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Notes 2018 Highlights as Six Wins and Sharing Winning Moments With Daughter

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Derek Hagar registered a half-dozen feature victories this season.

"We really didn't get to do a whole lot of racing," he said. "To still be competitive with the caliber of cars we raced with says a lot for our team. We had some wins this year in the little amount of races we got in. It wasn't as much as we'd done in the past couple of years, but to still win six races and not race as much as we had in the past, I think we had a strong year."

Hagar had a trio of USCS Series triumphs, including a Speedweek race. He also posted three ASCS Mid-South Region victories, one of which was a co-sanctioned race with the ASCS Red River Region - the Ralph Henson Memorial at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

"We're only the second two-time winner of that event," he said. "It's close to home and special to us. To have our name on the trophy twice means a lot. That's something nobody can take away from us."

Hagar is also the King of the Wings champion for his win at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. He was also victorious at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.; at Crowleys Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark.; and twice at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn.

"Getting some wins and having my daughter in Victory Lane was really special this year," he said. "She's too young to think of it, but down the road she can look at it and see she was in the spotlight with me. That was pretty special."

A couple of other standout moments include the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway and Hagar posting his career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result of 11th at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

"We probably had our best Short Track Nationals, especially on our prelim night running second," he said. "The World of Outlaws race was a last-minute deal and we were able to rent a motor. It really shocked the heck out of me to pass David Gravel, Kerry Madsen, Shane Stewart, all these top guys. We worked our way to second in the heat race to make the dash. Then we finished 11th in the feature after racing with some good cars. That was a great moment to compete with those guys."

Hagar said he's hopeful to run a couple of midget races during the offseason before tentatively beginning the 2019 season in February with races in Florida.

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 6 wins, 23 top fives, 26 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 34 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com .

"They've been in the family since J&J Auto Racing started building cars," Hagar said. "My stepdad's dad owned race cars back in the Riverside days. They are good, safe, dependable race cars and great people to deal with."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, B&D Towing and Recovery, Xtreme Race Graphics, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Fragola Performance Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Kevin Swindell and Spencer Bayston Record Two Top 10s at World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Kevin Swindell and Spencer Bayston entered the famed World of Outlaws World Finals last weekend seeking their first top-10 finish together during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race.

The marquee event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte yielded much more than that as the Swindell Speed Lab backed team recorded a top-five finish during the opening main event before capping the spectacle with a sixth-place finish.

"I was happy," Swindell said. "After last year's performance I was concerned coming in. We changed our big track package around. We had something we were comfortable with and we were good off the bat so it made it a lot easier."

Bayston qualified second quickest in his group for both the Friday and Saturday programs during the opening night of action last Thursday. He then won a heat race before finishing where he started - sixth - in a dash on Friday. The main event was postponed to Saturday afternoon because of a curfew.

"Whatever package Kevin had on that thing was just about right," he said. "The track didn't have a lot of grip. I was able to go wherever I wanted and have clean air. I could sweep the corners and have speed. As the race went on guys began to slow their pace and I was able to keep the pace I was running. The last half of the race we made a lot of moves and clicked off a top five."

Bayston made a last-lap pass to secure a career-best fourth-place result.

The team was just as strong during the nightcap, finishing second in a heat race and winning a dash to garner the pole position for the A Main.

"We played it a little too tight for the pace we had to run around the fence," Swindell said. "We got better toward the end when the pace slowed down. We ran third the whole race, but on the last restart we didn't have a good turns one and two and we lost a couple of spots to finish sixth.

"Last year we left there pretty miserable. This was a good way to turn it around. I feel like we've got a lot better grasp of the car these last two weeks. We've made some gains."

The sixth-place run was the team's 15th top 10 of the season.

"Entering the weekend a top 10 would have been a win for us," Bayston said. "To run top five in one race and sixth in another was cool. There were a lot of great cars there more than a regular Outlaws show, too. To be able to do that made it even more special."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 4 (12).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (1).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 15 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 32 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tim Walker Real Estate

Tim Walker is a real estate agent who is a big racing fan. For more information, visit http://www.TWRentToOwn.com.

"Tim Walker came on board with us this year," Swindell said. "He's a big fan of racing and we're excited to have him as part of our team."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Mike Curb and Curb Records, DKW Transport, Premier Truck Group, Rossie Feed & Grain, TWRentToOwn.com, Premier Truck Group, High Performance Lubricants, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Maneuvers to Top-Five Finish During World of Outlaws World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi closed the regular season with a strong run last Saturday during the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Scelzi rallied for his 20th top five of the season and his fourth during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action at an event that featured more than 50 competitors.

"I thought that was really good," he said. "I want to thank Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen for a great year as well as Brandon Hickman and Brandon Ikenberry for their hard work all weekend. To go forward and end with a top five, the season finale couldn't have gone much better."

Scelzi qualified 10th quickest in his group for Friday's show and sixth quickest for Saturday's program during the opening night of action last Thursday. He then advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race on Friday before the feature was postponed until Saturday afternoon because of the curfew.

"It was a day show and we struggled racing around cars," he said. "We never really got going anywhere. It was hard to get rolling and we didn't get a good restart so we kind of rode around. I really needed to get in clean air."

Scelzi finished 15th, but he rebounded strong in the nightcap. He placed second in a heat race to make a dash. A sixth-place result in the dash lined him up 11th for the main event.

"I kept around the bottom," he said. "We tried some different stuff with the car and it worked. We tried it during the Tuscarora 50 the previous week and it worked so we tried it Saturday and we were able to make speed. It was a great night."

Scelzi used a last-lap pass to secure a fifth-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 15 (14).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (3); Feature: 5 (11).

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 3 wins, 20 top fives, 31 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 50 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Scelzi-Motorsports/225890834113599

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

Founded in 1967 by successful sprint car racer and entrepreneur Greg Weld, Weld Racing has been the technology pioneer and trend setter for the wheel industry. From lifted trucks to 300 mph drag race cars, Weld's ability to design a wheel optimized for performance and style is unmatched. For more information, visithttp://www.WeldRacing.com.

"When you look around the pits almost every car has Weld Wheels," Scelzi said. "The majority of people run their product because of its strength and durability. Last weekend we were banging up against the cushion and the wheels held up great."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Scelzi Enterprises, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Panella Trucking, NAPA Auto Parts, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE Racing Products Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Todd Jorgensen, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat, Southern Pacific Farms and Indy Race Parts for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown Finds Extra Motivation From World of Outlaws World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Brian Brown will use his season-ending results as motivation throughout the upcoming offseason.

Brown crashed while competing for a top 10 in the first feature before he placed 16th in the second main event last weekend during the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

"Overall you never look forward to the year ending, but maybe this year we do more than most," he said. "It's been a tough year for our sport and hasn't been the best year for our team."

The final event of the season began on a solid note on Thursday when Brown qualified seventh quickest in his group for Friday's program and 10 th quickest for Saturday's race. He then advanced from third to second place in a heat race and ended third in a dash on Friday before the feature was postponed to Saturday afternoon because of curfew.

Brown lined up on the outside of the third row for the main event and he quickly moved forward, advancing into the top five during the opening laps. However, he was involved in a violent crash in turns one and two on a restart that resulted in a DNF.

"Sometimes when you're not that great you take extra chances or drive harder and sometimes you get yourself in trouble," he said. "We were going to run sixth to 10th. I was trying to figure out a way to run third to fifth. Sometimes it just doesn't work and that was a case where it didn't work, but you don't know if you don't try. We didn't go to World Finals to run sixth to 10th. I'm proud of the guys - Chad, Nate and Michael - for working so hard getting our second car down and getting it prepared for the night show."

The team put together the backup car to compete during the Saturday evening program. A fifth-place run in a heat race was followed by a third-place outing in the Last Chance Showdown, which earned a transfer into the main event. Brown closed the night by maneuvering from 21st to 16 th in the A Main.

"We were decent, but not great," he said. "With the quality of cars you have to be pretty good to drive by a large sum of cars. I think we were up to 12th or 13th at one point. Then you try to make something happen and lose a couple of spots. Driving from 21st to 10th would have been pretty good. Going 21st to 16 th is average.

"Wicked Cushion came on board for the World Finals. We appreciate their support. Matthew is a great guy who loves sprint car racing. It's great to see him spreading his support around several teams and I hope we can work together in the future."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 3 (2); Feature: DNF (6).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 16 (21).

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 8 wins, 28 top fives, 38 top 10s, 48 top 15s, 55 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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"Maxim is a family owned business that really takes pride in not only building the safest cars, but the fastest cars," Brown said. "If you look at all the races across the country they win a majority of them. We've been with them since 2004 because we feel they build the best chassis."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, J.D. Welding & Machine, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

 

Bergman Produces 10 Victories and Career-Best ASCS National Tour Points Finish During Stellar Season

Inside Line Promotions - SHAWNEE, Okla. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Seth Bergman took a huge leap forward in his racing career this year.

Bergman contended for his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com championship throughout the season before finishing second in the championship standings. It was his career-best result and marked the eighth straight season with a top-10 finish in the ASCS National Tour standings.

"We didn't win the championship, but we took a big step closer in becoming a national champion," he said. "This year was the closest we've come to winning the title and looking back I can pinpoint some areas that hampered us. If we can build on the positives from this year and correct some of the negatives I feel like 2019 will be our best year ever."

Bergman also tied his most wins in an ASCS National Tour season with four trips to Victory Lane. That extends his winning streak with the series to seven consecutive seasons. Arguably the biggest triumph came in June when he scored his first career Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup victory during the 47th edition of the marquee event at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

"Growing up in Washington I attended the Dirt Cup a lot as a kid," he said. "That is one of those dream races to win so to accomplish that feat was a special moment. Not only was it a huge win, it was a meaningful one because of the history of that race and the opportunity to win a big race in my home state."

Bergman posted 16 top fives during series action to tie his most ever in a season and his 24 top 10s is tied for his third most in a single season with the ASCS National Tour.

In addition to his national triumphs, Bergman was also victorious with the USCS Series, ASCS Red River Region, ASCS Warrior Region and Sprint Invaders. His wins came in seven different states.

Overall, his 10 victories and 32 top fives rank second best in a single season for Bergman.

"We had a good season and I want to thank all of our partners, fans and families for supporting us," he said. "We're already preparing for 2019 and I can't wait to get that season started to build on what we accomplished this year."

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 10 wins, 32 top fives, 44 top 10s, 51 top 15s, 56 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

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Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

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"I'm glad to be associated with Tim and have him and everyone from Young Tool Company on board," Bergman said. "He's a great guy and is passionate about racing. He's a good friend of mine and it's nice to have him as part of the race team."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Earns Hard Charger Award During Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Kraig Kinser garnered the Hard Charger Award on Saturday evening during the World of Outlaws World Finals.

Kinser combined to pass a whopping 23 cars during the two A Mains at the prestigious World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season finale, which was hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

"We got better for the A Mains," he said. "That's been how our year has been. The days we've been good in A Mains we've been buried in them. When we start toward the front we have issues. We need to work hard to get better at the beginning of the night and then stay up front."

On Thursday Kinser qualified 13th quickest in his group for Friday's race and 15th for Saturday's show. He then placed seventh in a heat race and eighth in the Last Chance Showdown on Friday before taking a provisional to start at the back of the main event, which was postponed to Saturday afternoon because of a curfew.

"If you have a bad qualifying run it's hard to make it up in the heat races," he said. "After the first turn you're pretty much strung out. The track slowed down for the feature. With that many cars there it gets slicker and slows down by the end of each race night."

Kinser maneuvered from 27th to 16th during the day show, which was tied for the third-most cars passed in the race.

He continued that momentum into the evening program, placing seventh in a heat race and 15th in the Last Chance Showdown before charging from 25th to 13th in the main event. Kinser earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"You look for anything you can to give you a positive," he said. "Those Hard Charger Awards are nice to have. You wish you didn't have a chance at them because you were starting up front, but at least you're going forward when it matters in the A Main.

"It's a positive way to end it. It will bring a little bit of momentum into the winter. The motivation to do better will drive you more than anything. We have quite a few days off and you do dwell on the last race. You also look back at the bigger races and spots where you might have screwed up more than where you ran good and something happened. That's the stuff I dwell on. I try to figure out a way to be more consistent and to finish races.

"Also, we want to thank Wicked Cushion for coming on board with us during the World Finals. It's great to have their support and I hope we can partner up again in the future."

Kinser finished 10th in the World of Outlaws championship standings, marking his ninth season with a top-10 finish in the standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 8 (8); Feature: 16 (27).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 15 (11); Feature: 13 (25).

SEASON STATS -

74 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 13 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 57 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

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"As far as safety I've worn Bell Helmets since I've raced a sprint car," Kinser said. "I trust it and I feel like I'm in good hands when I have my Bell helmet on. It's been a good partnership and they've always been very helpful."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Kessington Aerospace, Southern Pacific Farms, Sander Engineering, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Allstar Performance, MSD Ignition, Schoenfeld Headers, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer's Top Rods, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Racing Optics, Crow Enterprises, Aerodine Composites Group, Pro Shocks, Wings Unlimited, VanHorn Racing Graphics and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Qualifies for Both World Finals Main Events

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi made both main events last weekend during his first visit to the World of Outlaws World Finals since his debut in 2015.

Scelzi, who was driving for Bernie Stuebgen, was one of more than 50 drivers to invade The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the marquee World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event. The action began on Thursday when Scelzi qualified 12th quickest in his group for Friday's event and ninth quickest for Saturday's show.

Friday began with a seventh-place run in a heat race. Scelzi followed that by moving forward from sixth to fourth place in the Last Chance Showdown to garner a transfer into the back of the main event, which was held on Saturday afternoon because of curfew on Friday night.

"The track was really slick," he said. "I made my way up to about 12 th. With five laps to go a yellow came out. I must have run something over because we got a slash in the right rear tire. It was a bummer because we were right there with the top 10. I felt like we could have snuck into the top 10."

Scelzi was unable to finish the race and he was credited with a 25 th-place finish.

The event concluded Saturday evening with Scelzi finishing third in a heat race to lock directly into the 18th starting position in the main event.

"The cushion was really fast around the wall," he said. "It seemed like every decision I made on the track was the wrong decision. If there was a lane open on the top I'd have to lift. That's one of those things where you have to make split-second decisions and sometimes they don't pay off. That's just part of racing"

Scelzi finished 18th.

"I want to thank Bernie and Betsy for the opportunity as well as well as Brandon Hickman and Brandon Ikenberry for their hard work," he said. "I also want to thank my parents for allowing me to use one of our family motors to use in the car."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 7 (4); B Main: 4 (6); Feature: 25 (22).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 18 (18).

SEASON STATS -

68 races, 6 wins, 21 top fives, 34 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 45 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

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"Auto Meter is known for their quality products," Scelzi said. "It is the best product on the market and we're thrilled to say Auto Meter is part of our team."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Red Line Oil, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Weld Wheels, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Blake Carrick Closes Nor-Cal Season Out in Stockton, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though still with a couple more on his calendar in 2018, Blake Carrick closed out his rookie season in Nor-Cal by competing at Stockton Dirt Track over the weekend during the 35th Annual Tribute To Gary Patterson.

“It was an okay weekend,’ Blake Carrick said. “We couldn’t get out of the ‘B’ either night, but it was a nice change of pace to get on a bigger track.”

Friday night the weekend came to life with an unsanctioned winged 360ci race that was loaded with 38 cars checked into the pit area. Carrick got his night opened up by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No 69 entry in 32nd fastest.

Not getting timed in where he wanted to be, the younger Carrick had his work cut out for himself in heat race competition. Working his way up to a sixth place finish, the Lincoln, CA driver would miss out on an automatic transfer into the feature event and would be forced into the Friday night ‘B’ Main.

‘B’ Main action would then see Carrick make a strong effort to obtain a transfer position into the feature event, but after the 12-lap showdown an eighth place finish would bring his night to a close.

Competing with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night back at Stockton Dirt Track for the final race in Nor-Cal of the season, Carrick would get timed in ninth fastest in his qualifying group before advancing to finish seventh in his heat race.

Moving into a strong 15-lap ‘B’ Main event on this night, Carrick would grid the field from the middle pack with just four spots up for grabs into the final SCCT feature event of the season.

With a couple of cars tangling in front of him to get things started, Carrick would pick up a few spots early as he would take what he could with no laps complete. Driving a patient race, Carrick would get up to sixth late in the race and look the challenge for a transfer position only to come up short and bring his night to an early end.

“Going against these guys on a new track to me was challenging but beneficial,” Blake Carrick added. “Thanks to the team for their hard work and helping me get comfortable each time we hit the speedway.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will have a couple of weeks off before returning to action at the Copper Classic November 23rd and 24th in AZ.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-5

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Blake Carrick by following him on Twitter @Blake_Carrick21 or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

STEWART CONCLUDES STRONG TENURE WITH KYLE LARSON RACING AT WORLD FINALS
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 6, 2018) - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 2018 season was wrapped up this past weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. With that, Stewart and Kyle Larson Racing concluded their strong five-year partnership with a heartbreaker during the opening feature and an 11th-place finish in the finale.

Stewart and KLR kicked off World Finals weekend Thursday night as they qualified for both Friday and Saturday night programs. The Bixby, Okla., native qualified sixth in Flight 2 for Friday night's segment, lining him up to start second in the sixth and final heat race. For Saturday's portion, Stewart qualified eighth in Flight 2 of time trials to start third in the fifth heat race.

After Friday's show was delayed a couple hours due to rain, sprint cars were finally pushed for hot laps just after 8:00pm ET. Stewart started and finished second in the final World of Outlaws sprint car heat race of the night, transferring him into the Sears Craftsman Dash. Stewart pulled the 4 wrench to start outside of his KLR teammate in the second row of the second dash. He gained two spots to finish second, lining him up to start fourth for the 30-lap feature event, which was pushed to Saturday afternoon due to curfew at the speedway.

Stewart kicked off the first feature on Saturday with a strong start. After starting from the outside of row two, the pilot of the Chevrolet Accessories No. 2 quickly made his way towards the front, seizing the lead on Lap 4. Unfortunately, nine laps later Stewart's right-rear tire blew in Turn 4 to bring out the first caution of the race. The KLR team was able to make repairs in the work area and Stewart returned to the track. After a red flag on the restart, he returned to the pit area for more repairs and again restarted from the rear. Two laps later, Stewart brought out another caution as he was trying to exit the track and as a result unfortunately tallied his first and only DNF of the season.

Stewart started Saturday's segment looking for a little redemption after a strong run was ended early and advanced from his third starting spot in Heat 5 to immediately capture the lead. He went on to win his heat race and advance into the Sears Craftsman Dash. Stewart drew the 3 wrench, lining him up on the inside of row two in the second Dash where he finished fourth. Stewart started eighth for the 30-lap finale and raced within the top-10 for a majority of the feature, but slipped back in the closing laps to finish 11th.

"I am so bummed about that right-rear blowing in the first feature on Saturday," said Stewart. "I really wanted to get one last win with this KLR team. We had such good speed, it just didn't work out. I can't thank everyone that has been a part of this team for the last five years especially Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson] believing in me and giving me this opportunity. We have had a lot of success and I am grateful."

It was announced last month that KLR and Stewart would be parting ways. Stewart is set to join CJB Motorsports next year for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season.
QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: The Dirt Track at Charlotte DATE: November 2, 2018
QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 6th HEAT RACE: 2nd
DASH 2 STARTING POSITION: 4th DASH FINISH: 2nd
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 4th FEATURE FINISH: 28th

TRACK: The Dirt Track at Charlotte DATE: November 3, 2018
QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 8th HEAT RACE: 1st
DASH 2 STARTING POSITION: 4th DASH FINISH: 3rd
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 8th FEATURE FINISH: 11th

SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 76
WINS: 1
TOP-FIVES: 19
TOP-10s: 48
 

MACEDO TALLIES CAREER-BEST WORLD FINALS RUN SATURDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE HEARTBREAK IN FINALE
The 22-year-old driver made his career-first start with Kyle Larson Racing this past weekend in the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. Carson Macedo earned his career-best World Finals score in the first feature on Saturday before cutting a tire while leading the first 23 laps in the second feature.

Macedo started off this third World Finals weekend on Thursday night by qualifying fifth in Flight 2 to start on the outside of the front row of Heat 5 for Friday's event. The Lemoore, Calif., native qualified third in Flight 2 of time trials to earn the pole starting spot for Heat 6 in Saturday's segment.

Friday's show was delayed due to rain and cars were pushed for hot laps just after 8:00pm ET. Macedo started and finished second in Heat 5 and advanced into the second Sears Craftsman Club Dash, where he started on the inside of the second row. Macedo finished fourth in the dash to lineup eighth for the feature. Due to curfew at the track, the 30-lap World of Outlaws main event was pushed to Saturday afternoon.

Saturday kicked off with Friday night's feature event and after starting from the outside of row four, Macedo was into the top five by Lap 5. Macedo survived a trio of cautions with the third coming at the halfway point of the feature. Once the track was cleared, Macedo restarted from fifth. He survived two more cautions, but slipped back to finish eighth.

On Saturday evening, the pilot of the Tarlton & Son Inc/Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions/ Chevrolet Accessories No. 22 started on the pole of the sixth and final heat race and immediately jumped to the lead. He went on to win and transfer into the second Sears Craftsman dash, where he started on the pole. Macedo won the second dash to earn the front row outside starting position in Saturday night's finale. Macedo got the jump at the drop of the green flag to capture the lead, which he maintained until lap 24 when he cut a tire entering Turn 1. As a result of being past the halfway mark of the race, there was no guaranteed time in the work area. Macedo was unable to return to the track, relegating him to a 27th-place finish.

"I'm thrilled with the speed that we had this past weekend at the World Finals," said Macedo. "I feel [crew chief] Joe [Gaerte] and I were able to communicate well, which helped get me comfortable right away in the new car. We finished off the year with an eighth-place finish in Friday night's portion and led 23 laps in Saturday night's feature before having some bad luck. Although cutting down a tire wasn't the result we were hoping for, I'm definitely confident in this KLR team and looking forward to 2019."

It was announced last week that Macedo would take the helm of the Kyle Larson Racing No. 2 sprint car leading into the 2019 season, vying for the World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year honors.

QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: The Dirt Track at Charlotte DATE: November 2, 2018
QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 5th HEAT RACE: 2nd
DASH 2 STARTING POSITION: 3rd DASH FINISH: 4th
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 8th FEATURE FINISH: 8th

TRACK: The Dirt Track at Charlotte DATE: November 3, 2018
QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 3rd HEAT RACE: 1st
DASH 2 STARTING POSITION: 1st DASH FINISH: 1st
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 2nd FEATURE FINISH: 27th

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Dave Darland Second at Western World Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his debut aboard the potent Ballou Motorsports No. 12 entry at Arizona Speedway over the weekend during the Western World Championship, Dave Darland looked as if he had been in the car all year long as he picked up a second place finish during Saturday night’s finale.

“We had a great weekend, and had a lot of fun,” Dave Darland said. “We had a fast car every time I hit the track, and the guys did a great job of making me feel comfortable.

Getting some important track time together during Thursday night’s practice session, Darland and crew checked in for action on Friday night as he timed the Dickinson Farms/Deaton Waterfront Service/Lucas Oil Products machine in 12th fastest in time trials.

Picking up the win in heat race no. 4, Darland would move directly into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the 12th starting position. On the slick Arizona Speedway, Darland would find himself amidst a torrid battle inside the Top-10 before ultimately taking the checkered flag with a ninth place finish.

With one full night under their belts, Darland and Robert Ballou Motorsports got off to a great start during Saturday night’s finale as ‘The People’s Champ’ would earn quick time qualifying honors on this night.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, Darland punched his ticket into the feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from the sixth starting position. Getting off to a great start, Darland would shoot his way up to second and briefly fall to third on the third lap before getting back by Tyler Courtney one lap later before the race’s first stoppage.

The ensuing restart saw the veteran pilot make a big time move to put the Ballou Motorsports entry in the top spot as he began setting a nice pace on another extremely slick Arizona Speedway racing surface.

Getting into traffic just past the race’s halfway point, Darland and Courtney would run wheel to wheel for several laps with Courtney getting the top spot just before the caution flew with 11 markers left in the race.

Giving the leader all he could handle, Darland could not get back by as he closed his first weekend of action in the No. 12 entry with a second place finish.

“”We had a couple of good races and the results were good, but definitely could have been a littler better,” Darland added. “I am really looking forward to the Oval Nationals this weekend and think we will be really good. Thanks to all these guys for their hard work.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Dickinson Farms, Lucas Oil Products, Abreu Vineyards, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, MPHG Promotion, Unique Breedz, Suburban Subaru, Jamie Davidson Scrap Metal, Twister-X, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, Blakesley Auto, 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, and Bell Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Darland will return to the seat of the Ballou Motorsports No. 12 machine this weekend during the Oval Nationals.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 52, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 24, Top-10’s- 39

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.

 

 

Gualda Second at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting two more races in before dropping the curtain on 2018, Tony Gualda and C&M Motorsports would pick up a second place finish on Friday night before a 12th place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night during a two-day show at Stockton Dirt Track.

“Friday night we were really sporty, and made some things happen despite it being narrow, and on Saturday I thought we were pretty good as well, it was just really tough being back in dirty air,” Tony Gualda said.

Friday night kicked the final weekend of the season off for Gualda and company and the Hollister, CA driver opened things up by timing the Moorefield Construction, Inc./Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA backed No. 7c machine in 16th quickest in time trials which would be good enough to make the heat race inversion.

Picking up the win in his heat, Gualda moved into the Dash where his fifth place finish put him in the third row to start the 30-lap feature event. With the track a tick on the narrow side, Gualda was able to work his way forward and soon find himself in third.

Moving into second with less than 10-laps to go, Gualda would begin to reel in race leader, Jason Solwold. Working on Solwold, a late caution would slow Gualda’s bid for the lead down. Despite giving it a valiant effort on the restart, Gualda would take the Friday night checkered flag in the second position.

Saturday night brought the final night of action for the year as Gualda took on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. Timing in sixth quickest in his qualifying group, Gualda would advance from sixth to finish fifth in his heat race and transfer directly into the feature event.

Lining up in the ninth row, Gualda just couldn’t seem to get in a rhythm with all the stoppages and mount a big charge through the field. Staying patient while mired in traffic, the Hollister, CA youngster would manage to still work his way near the Top-10 as he closed his year out with a 12th place finish.

“I am extremely thankful for the opportunity Cody and Mandi gave me for the second year in a row,” Gualda said. “It was a year that I feel like I got better as a driver and learned a ton. Thanks to all the partners of the team, and thanks to all the people that help us week in and week out.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Inc., Hollister Auto Parts, PitStopUSA, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports have concluded their 2018 season.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-33, Wins-0, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-16.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

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Shane Hopkins Caps Season with SCCT Rookie of the Year Award

PETERSEN MEDIA- Unsure if he would be able to compete at the Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s final event after enduring engine issues a couple of weeks back, Shane Hopkins was ale to make it happen as he secured Rookie of the Year honors despite a tough night at Stockton Dirt Track.

“I have to thank Andy Gregg for working with our team and allowing us to run his engine and compete Saturday night,” Shane Hopkins said. “I also have to thank Vern Morrison and our partners for working hard to make it happen. It was a tough night, but it is cool to secure Rookie of the Year honors with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.”

Checking in at a track that has really given Hopkins fits all year, the Cameron Park, CA driver timed the Moxie Mechanical/Morrison Concrete/TNT Powdercoat machine in ninth quickest in his time trial group.

Lining up ninth in his heat race, Hopkins would struggle to get comfortable in his Moxie Motorsports entry as his ninth place finish forced him into the ‘C’ Main event.

When the ‘C’ came to life, a couple of cars in front of Hopkins would get together getting into the first turn and Hopkins would get in on the action with nowhere to go an endure damage to the nose wing of his entry.

Forced to restart from the tail end of the field, Hopkins would have his work cut out for himself as only two drivers would move on into the ‘B’ Main. Getting his elbows up, Hopkins would claw his way forward as far as he could in limited laps but his fourth place finish would bring his 2018 season to an end.

“It wasn’t the finish to the year we wanted, but what a season it was,” Hopkins said. “I have to thank Vern Morrison again for giving me a great opportunity, all of our amazing partners for continuing to support us, my Uncle Justin and Aunt Carrie for letting us work out of their shop, and a host of family and friends that were there to step in and support every step of the way.”

Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports would like to thank Moxie Mechanical, Morrison Concrete, TNT Powdercoat, LRB Ent., ADCO Driveline, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Soares Motorsports, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Capital Ace Hardware, Johnson Motorsports, American River Overhead, Americote Painting, Gary Morgan Graphics, and ART Enterprises for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-29, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP- Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports have completed their 2018 season.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21, or by following Moxie Motorsports on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/moxie97.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Adapts to Stockton Dirt Track Quickly During First Visit

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though circumstances took him out of great finishes on paper over the weekend, Tanner Carrick adapted well to the Stockton Dirt Track as the Lincoln, CA made his first visit to the 4/10 mile speed plant to close out the season in Northern California.

“Overall I would definitely say it went pretty well for my first visit there and against a really talented field of cars,” Tanner Carrick said. “We had really good speed both Friday and Saturday night but unfortunately some mechanical issues kind of ruined what we had going.”

Friday night was an unsanctioned 360ci race, and it gave the youngster his first look at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds facility. Timing in third quickest in time trials, Carrick would pick up a third place finish in his heat race aboard the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine.

Moving into the Dash, Carrick would continue to flex his muscle as the Clark Riolo prepared Spike was quick in the Dash as he would lead laps until a nose wing issue saw him lose the lead on the final lap and he would finish second to veteran ace, Jason Solwold.

Lining up on the front row of the feature event, Carrick would not flinch as he went toe-to-toe with the former World of Outlaws regular, Jason Solwold as the duo battled hard for the lead.

Giving Solwold all he could handle on the tricky surface, Carrick would look to make a run with just 10-laps left in the race, but something under the hood of us machine would go south and he would make the decision to pull off the racing surface.

Back in action on Saturday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Carrick would continue to have speed as he timed in fourth quickest in his time trial group before racing his way to a win in his heat race.

Making his way into the all-important Dash, Carrick would slip back to finish seventh as something felt off in his machine.

Hoping to have the issue rectified for the final 30-lap feature of the year in Nor-Cal, Carrick would take the green flag from the fourth row and still not feel comfortable in his machine.

Making a few laps, Carrick would ultimately pull off and be credited with a 21st place finish.

“It gradually felt worse in the feature and I decided to pull off, and it ended up being a broken bolt in the right front arm,” Carrick said. “It was kind of a bummer to have bad luck both nights, but Clark and the guys really brought a great car out and it was fun to drive.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Arai, and Spike Chassis for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 28, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 5, Top 10’s: 12

ON TAP: Carrick will now shift gears and make his way to Texas this weekend as he will compete in the season finale with the POWRi Series aboard a Keith Kunz Motorsports midget.

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.

 

 

Ian Madsen Caps Rookie of the Year Campaign with Win at World Finals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to find himself in the mix as the season wound down, Ian Madsen capped his Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series off nicely as he won the opening night of the World Finals.

“It is great to get another Outlaw win, and really give us a shot in the arm as we close the season and start to prepare for our 2019 campaign,” Ian Madsen said. “It was a grueling year, and to win during one of the biggest weekend’s of the year feels great.”

Madsen kicked his final weekend of action off nicely as he got timed in for Friday’s program third quickest in his flight during Thursday night’s twin qualifying session.

Playing a waiting game with Mother Nature on Friday, things would get going much later than scheduled but it did not phase the St. Marys, NSW pilot fended off older brother, Kerry, to win his heat race and punch his ticket into the Dash.

Running second in Dash No. 1, Madsen would line up third for the feature event that would ultimately get pushed back to Saturday afternoon as the Friday night program had reached the North Carolina mandated curfew.

Returning to the track Saturday for the final day of racing action in 2018, Madsen would continue to flex his muscle as he surged to the lead off of turn four to complete the opening lap when the curfew delayed feature came to life.

Leading the way on the dry, slick surface, Madsen would get relegated back to second on the fifth lap as Shane Stewart grabbed ahold of the cushion and surged into the race lead.

Lap 13 saw Stewart endure problems and Madsen would regain control of the race lead. Looking cool, calm, and collected out front, Madsen would keep the field at bay as he raced his way to his first feature event win of the 2018 season.

When the originally scheduled Saturday night program came to life, Madsen would find himself battling for a Dash spot in his heat race until a late mechanical failure dashed those hopes and placed him in the ‘B’.

Wiring the field in the LCS, Madsen would move into the feature where he would take the green flag from the 19th starting position for the final feature event on the season.

On a slick and racy Charlotte Dirt Track, Madsen would work his way forward slowly as he would take what the track gave him from the back of the pack.

When the final checkered flag of the 2018 season flew, the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year winner would cross the finish line with a 14th place finish.

Capping his first run at the World of Outlaws Tour, Madsen ends his season eighth in the final points tallying one feature event win, eight top-five finishes, and 31 Top-10’s.

“I really have to thank everyone at KCP Racing for making this all a reality,” Ian Madsen said. “We started this deal to contend for Knoxville Raceway Championships, and to now be a full fledged World of Outlaws team is pretty special, and I am thankful to have been here from the start. Thanks to my guys for all of their hard work..I am already looking forward to 2019.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, Coverage Direct, P1 Race Wear, Monarch’s, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-78, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 10, Top 10’s-34

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing have concluded their 2018 season.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Justyn Cox Charges To 2nd at Stockton Dirt Track and Helps Guide Bates Motorsports To SCCT Owners Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting into a high pressure situation back in September as he got the call to drive the Bates Motorsports entry in the remaining Sprint Car Challenge Tour events for the injured Tim Kaeding with the team still in the thick of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour Owners Championship, Justyn Cox passed with flying colors as he excelled in his fill in role and helped the team capture the title in during the final race of the season.

“This Championship was all Tim Kaeding and Josh Bates Motorsports,” Justyn Cox said. “I am just the guy that was fortunate enough to help the team finish off the journey and it feels cool to help a local team like this win a title against a deep field of very strong teams.”

Cox has been awfully strong in the Bates Motorsports entry, and that remained the same during Saturday night’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour finale at Stockton Dirt Track.

Timing in second fastest in his qualifying group, Cox would pick up a fourth place finish in heat race action and put the R&B Company backed No. 42x machine in the feature event.

Though he would line up 13th, the team Cox and Bates Motorsports was chasing was starting behind them as Cox just focused on getting to the front. From his seventh row starting position, the Clarksburg, CA driver had his elbows up as he carved his way forward and looked to be a threat to win the feature event as he got inside the Top-Five in seemingly no time at all and began chasing after the likes of DJ Netto and eventual race winner, Shane Golobic.

Moving into second late, Cox quickly eliminated Golobic’s sizeable lead and made things interesting with just two laps to go. On the race’s final lap, Cox would make a bid for the lead, but Golobic had just too much momentum up top and Cox would cap his hard charge with a second place finish.

By way of his second place effort, Cox successfully helped the Bates Motorsports team claim the 2018 Sprint Car Challenge Tour Owner’s Championship. Aside from helping Bates Motorsports win the title, Cox was personally able to pick up positions for himself as he ended the year fourth in driver points behind Kyle Hirst, Sean Becker, and Willie Croft.

The team was also in action on Friday night as they looked to get some laps in Stockton, CA under their belt together with so much on the line on Saturday night.

Timing in 11th fastest in time trials, Cox would take advantage of a front row starting position in his heat race as he would win and move into the Dash where his sixth place finish put him in the third row for the 30-lap feature event .

In the feature, Cox would continue to show strength at the helm of the Bates Motorsports entry as he would get up into third and challenge Jason Solwold and Tony Gualda late only to see a caution flag impede his progress.

Losing a spot to DJ Netto on the restart, Cox would cap Friday night with a fourth place finish, paving the way for a great weekend.

“It was a ton of fun to work with Bates Motorsports these past couple of months, and I truly thank them for the opportunity,” Cox said. “It is kind of a bummer that season is already over, but I am already so excited for 2019 to get started. I also have to thank my team, and all my partners for their continued support through this season.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2018!

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-45, Wins-2, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-24

ON TAP: Justyn Cox has concluded his 2018 season.

 

 

Andy Gregg Ninth at King of the West Season Finale in Stockton, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making one last start in 2018, Andy Gregg and his GUTS Racing team made the trip to Stockton, CA on Saturday night as they took part in the 35th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson with the King of the West Series and capped the year off with a ninth place finish.

“Only getting a total of 19 races in this year, I am pretty happy to finish ninth with the King of the West Series,” Andy Gregg said. “My guys gave me a really good car on Saturday night, I made some mistakes, but I am pleased with how we performed.”

Timing the GUTS/Angius and Terry LLP/Capitol ACE Hardware backed No. 16 machine in fourth quickest in qualifying time trials, the Diamond Springs, CA driver would pick up a third place finish in his heat race.

Mixing time trial points with heat race finish points, Gregg would tabulate enough to make it into the all-important Dash where he would finish sixth and line up in the third row for his final 30-lap feature event of the 2018 season.

On a tricky Stockton Dirt Track surface, Gregg would get off to a bit of a tough start as he would make a couple of costly mistakes early that resulted in lost track position as he would fall back to ninth as things shook out.

Going toe-to-toe with some of the series’ top drivers including Willie Croft, Chase Johnson, and Jason Statler, Gregg would flex some muscle despite having limited starts in 410ci competition in 2018.

When the race came to a close, Gregg would pocket his 10th Top-10 finish of the season as he came home with a ninth place finish.

“I just have to thank my guys, Zach, Robert, Gage, and Matt for all their help all year long, as well as to my amazing partners for all of their support,” Andy Gregg added. “We have already been working hard towards 2019 so hopefully it will be a quick off season and we can get back to racing before we know it.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Angius and Terry LLP, Capitol ACE Hardware, Crane Inspection Agency, Ice House Resort, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2018.

ON TAP: Andy Gregg has concluded his 2018 season.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-19, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-10

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Shane Golobic Caps First Season With Tarlton Motorsports Second in KWS Points

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading into the final King of the West Series event of the year on Saturday night, Shane Golobic still had hopes of claiming the 2018 King of the West Championship, but with an uphill battle in front of him a lap seven incident would bring his first season with Tarlton Motorsports to a tough ending as Golobic would get upside down ending his night as he finished second in the season long standings.

“It was kind of a bummer way to end our year, but I really have to thank the Tarlton’s for giving me a shot at going after the King of the West Championship” Shane Golobic said. “I had an awesome time racing with everyone involved and it was really an awesome year.”

With a viable shot still at earning the King of the West Title, Golobic knew he would have to be on his game Saturday night in Stockton, CA and he came out on fire as he earned quick time honors aboard the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino backed No. 21x machine.

Continuing to do focus on putting himself in the best position possible, the Fremont, CA native would finish third in his heat race and move into the all-important King of the West Dash.

Finishing second to Kyle Hirst, Golobic would line up on the front row alongside the series point leader, and knew he would need a little luck at this point with both drivers on the front row.

Settling into second when the action picked up, the leader would soon find themselves in lapped traffic as they navigated around the 4/10 mile Stockton Dirt Track.

Chasing after Hirst while mired in traffic, lap seven would ultimately end the season for Tartlon Motorsports and Shane Golobic as contact in traffic would get the No. 21x machine upside down in turn four and bring their quest for the championship to a close.

“It was unfortunate to have it play out like that because we really set ourselves up great all night long with good speed in time trials, the heat, and the dash,” Golobic added. “It would have been great to at least get our fifth win of the year, but all in all it was a great season and again, I am truly thankful that the Tarlton family gave me a great opportunity.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Yokut Gas, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 17, Wins: 4, Top 5’s: 15, Top 10’s: 16.

ON TAP: The 2018 season has concluded for Shane Golobic and Tarlton Motorsports.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21.

You can also following along with Shane Golobic by following him on Twitter @ShaneGolobic or @ShaneGolobicRac

 

 

Kyle Hirst Closes 2018 Out With King of the West Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour Championships

PETERSEN MEDIA- Closing out Roth Motorsports’ 25th year of operation, Kyle Hirst made it a memorable one, as he was successful in claiming his fourth career King of the West Series Championship as well as his second Sprint Car Challenge Tour Championship as both series’ had their final event of the season Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

“On a personal note it is pretty cool to win two championships in one year, its something that I have never done before,” Kyle Hirst said. “I owe it all to Dennis and Teresa Roth as they put me in a great position to do this. Todd Ventura has supported me non stop over the years, and Cori Guy and Michael Helwig busted their butt’s for me all year to really make this a special season.”

Having issues in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour feature after racing out of the semi, Hirst’s body of work would still prove good enough to earn his second consecutive SCCT title as he remains the only driver to ever win the upstart series’ championship.

With the point battle tight in KWS action, Hirst would come out strong as he timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments backed entry in second fastest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up a second place finish in his heat race, Hirst moved into the Dash where he would end up winning his first KWS Dash of the season and find himself on the front row of the final 30-lap feature of the season as he lined up alongside Shane Golobic who was his challenger for the point championship.

Getting out to the early lead, Hirst would actually clinch the title on the race’s seventh lap as misfortune ended Golobic’s night.

Focused on picking up his 13th win of the season, Hirst would jump on the hammer after the lap seven red, and would open up a very sizeable lead as he left much of the field in his wake.

A late caution flag would bunch the field back up, and the ensuing restart would see Hirst and Rico Abreu duke it out for the top spot. Thrilling the crowd for a pair of laps, Abreu would get the better of Hirst, but Hirst would still finish second a celebrate a pair of championships when the night wrapped up.

“We definitely did not want to see that late yellow, but it is part of this sport,” Hirst added. “Rico Abreu has been really good since coming back home so we will take the second and enjoy these two championships. Again, it means a lot to get the Roth family some more hardware, and again I cannot thank them enough for continuing to stand behind me.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2018.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 59, Wins: 12, Top 5’s: 32, Top 10’s: 36.

ON TAP: The 2018 season has concluded for Kyle Hirst.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports, or liking them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/. You can keep up with Kyle Hirst by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.

 

 

It’s a Classic Attard Attack

Hailing from Llandilo, 54kms North West of Sydney, Jessie Attard is beginning to make a real name for himself in the tough world of Sprintcar Racing and again this coming January he will pit himself against the best of the best at the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Having completed a very strong 2018 Classic, which yielded Attard an impressive 10th place finish in B-Main One.

The hard charging New South Welshman spent an extended amount of the American Summer chasing his Sprintcar dreams, competing predominantly in the Sprintcar Hot Beds of Ohio and Pennsylvania, impressing some pretty good judges along the way.

For his 2019 tilt at the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Jessie Attard will be campaigning his familiar N53 Donn Ott race Engines powered Triple X with amazing support from Supreme Poultry, Blackshaws Smash Repairs and TF Kart Racing Engines.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

KMS 2018-19 Season Schedule Announced

Following the exciting announcement of their participation in the World Series Sprintcar Championship with new team driver Kerry Madsen, the Krikke Motorsport team is pleased to reveal their full 2018-19 season calendar.

Once again set to make their season debut in mid-December with the Western Australian Title at the Perth Motorplex, an event which saw them claim the victory last season with then driver Jamie Veal, the Krikke Motorsport team is looking forward to getting their campaign underway as they attempt to defend the state title crown.

Not only will the team’s schedule consist of 10 World Series Sprintcar Championship rounds that will take place at tracks in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia, it will also include numerous blue-ribbon events.

This season will see the team travel to Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway in Queensland to participate in the Australian Championship, while also contesting Max’s Race, the President’s Cup, the Grand Annual Classic, the King’s Challenge, the Scott Darley Challenge, and of course the Krikke Boys Shootout, which was fittingly won by the team last season.

“It’s going to be a big season for us with World Series and all of the other blue-ribbon events on the calendar,” commented Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke.

“Winning the World Series Sprintcars Championship, the Australian Championship and the Grand Annual Classic, which no driver has ever achieved in a single season, would be an incredible accomplishment, and we feel that with Kerry as our driver, we are a strong chance to make history.”

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Bunbury Toyota, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, Redline Media, Performance Racegear, HRP Specialties, and South West Conveyancing

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team or to view and purchase their 2018-19 season merchandise range, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

2018-19 Season Krikke Motorsport Calendar:

December 8 WA Title - Perth Motorplex (Perth, WA)

December 15 Max’s Race - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)

December 26 World Series Sprintcars Round 1 - Murray Bridge Speedway (Murray Bridge, SA)

December 28 World Series Sprintcars Round 2 - Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA)

December 29 World Series Sprintcars Round 3 - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)

December 30 World Series Sprintcars Round 4 - Avalon Raceway (Geelong, Vic)

January 1 World Series Sprintcars Round 5 - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)

January 4-5 World Series Sprintcars Round 6 (Australian Open) - Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)

January 9 World Series Sprintcars Round 7 - Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)

January 11-12 Scott Darley Challenge - Valvoline Raceway (Sydney, NSW)

January 16 President’s Cup - Avalon Raceway (Geelong, Vic)

January 17 King’s Challenge - Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA)

January 18-20 Grand Annual Classic - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)

January 23 Prelude to the Championship - Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)

January 26-27 Australian Championship - Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)

February 16 World Series Sprintcars Round 8 - Attwell Park Speedway (Albany, WA)

February 22 World Series Sprintcars Round 9 - Perth Motorplex (Perth, WA)

February 23 World Series Sprintcars (Grand Final) - Perth Motorplex (Perth, WA)

March 2-3 Krikke Boys Shootout - Bunbury Speedway (Bunbury, WA)

*Season calendar is tentative and subject to change without notice.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Peacock Power

Everyone loves an underdog, and last Saturday night at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, youngster Jayden Peacock demonstrated why, surprising even himself by driving to his maiden feature-race victory ahead of some stout competition in the third Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Queensland round.

When competing as a small team on a tight budget, it’s understandably difficult to remain consistently competitive when going up against some of the country’s most talented Sprintcar drivers, such as Robbie Farr. However, for Peacock and his team, competitive was an understatement over the weekend in what was only their second outing of the 2018-19 season.

Proving that anything is possible with hard work and determination, the 22-year-old racer carried solid pace throughout the event aboard his Qld # 77 Speedy Race Industries supported Cool car, not only coming away with his maiden feature-race spoils, but also being the only driver to break into the 11-second bracket while doing so.

“When you are up against much larger and more experienced teams on a regular basis, I often thought we’d have to be pretty lucky to win a feature race, but to do it through pure speed is an incredible achievement,” commented Peacock, who ran sixth in his first appearance of the season the previous weekend at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway.

“Our team might have started the season late but we have shown speed straight away, so goal is to continue to build on this form throughout the rest of the season and stay up the front.”

It was clear from the get-go that the Redcliffe, Qld-based racer and his team would be a force to be reckoned with during last Saturday night’s race meeting, following two hard-charging performances in his heat races which saw him come from position six in both to place second and first respectively.

Securing pole position for the 30-lap feature race after coming out on top in the Pole Shootout against Luke Oldfield, Peacock made the most of his start, immediately powering into the lead and remaining there for the majority of the distance.

Experiencing a slight hiccup in the latter stages of the race, Peacock ran wide, brushing the wall and allowing second-place challenger Lachie McHugh to take over the lead. However, this wasn’t for long, as the yellow lights illuminated, relegating McHugh to second place and returning Peacock to the front of the field.

While his contact with the wall did cause him to sustain some minor damage to the rear end, which resulted in added vibration throughout the car, that wasn’t enough to deny him of the victory.

Off the back of this achievement, the team will now shift their focus to World Series Sprintcar Speedweek, which will take place down south over five rounds throughout South Australia and Victoria during the Christmas-New Year period.

“The team and I are really looking forward to racing down south for Speedweek and this win has definitely given us some added confidence for when we head down there,” enthused Peacock.

For his next appearance, Peacock will be racing at Archerfield Speedway on November 24, followed by another race meeting at the track on December 8, and the fourth Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Queensland round at Hi-Tec Oils Speedway on December 15, before travelling south for the commencement of World Series Speedweek.

Peacock would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their continued support: Speedy Race Industries (Aaron Broadbridge), Kellash Creek Pastoral Company, Kaeding Performance, Ford Wreckers - Redcliffe, J Peacock Painting, and Ash Media Speedway Footage.

Special thanks go to Peacock’s cousin and crew chief Aaron Broadbridge, Matt Black, Mark Farmer, Tyler Barton, John Cooley (Cool Chassis), Ken McNamara (KRE Race Engines), Glen Beaton, his dad Jeff, girlfriend Reannen, Nick, and Vicki.

To find out more about Peacock and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Peacock Racing.

 

 

OSWEGO SPEEDWAY ANNUAL AWARDS AND HALL OF FAME BANQUET ENDS 2018 SEASON

By Carol D. Haynes, for Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY – The Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center hosted the annual Oswego Speedway Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Saturday night where award winners and Hall of Fame Inductees were recognized. The MC for the evening was Steve Quonce of the Oswego Safety Crew.

The Hall of Fame Inductees honored were Tim and Denny Snyder, driver and owner of the Snyder Racing Novelis Supermodified #0 team, competitors at the Oswego Speedway for the past 25 years. The Snyder team had picked up ten features and a Budweiser Int’l Classic win over the years. There were hints that while the team is not retiring by any means, that there may be a new pilot for the car next season.

Pathfinder Bank SBS car owner Tom Aaserud of Crow Motorsports, who has had some very successful drivers over the years including the likes of Dave Gruel, Russ Brown, Kreig Heroth and most recently Andrew Schartner, was inducted.

Oswego Speedway employee Dave Rice, who has been the basic keeper and provider of all the statistics at the track and has logged in over the many years. His work traces back to the beginning of racing at the Speedway. Rice compiled statistics from the early years through hours of research. Since he took over as the Oswego Speedway statistician, Dave has compiled lists of all races run dividing the information into different categories such as win lists, top 5 and 10 finishes.

Longtime sponsor of the Oswego Speedway pace vehicles, Burritt Motors, was the final inductee of the evening. Over many years, Dick, Chris and now Rich Burritt have not only provided the speedway with a vehicle to lead the race fields, they have also sponsored golf tournaments, nights of racing and special awards such as the fastest front row at the Budweiser International Classic.

Moving to the 2018 Oswego Speedway awards, the first presentation that took place was the Ed Clark Safety Crew Spirit Award, which was given to Kevin Holliday. The entire group of Oswego Safety crewmembers on hand gathered to present the award.

The Oswego Speedway Recognition award went to long time race scorers Robin Delaney and his wife Janet who have gone through the hand scoring days to the current use of the more modern transponders. Janet still uses the hand method as a backup to the technology.

The Matczak Woman of the Year award was awarded to Mackenzie Coleman, who represents the Oswego Speedway not only as trophy girl, but also as an avid promoter and ambassador of the track and racing in general. Coleman sent a recorded acceptance from the racing taking place in Charlotte, NC.

The Oswego Speedway Rookie of the Year honors went to Josh Sokolic in the Pathfinder Bank SBS division, finishing thirteenth in points and to Tyler Thompson, for his second such award of the day, in the Novelis Supermodified Division where he finished an admirable eight in points. Thompson was also named Rookie of the Year in the ISMA organization, quite a feat by the teenager.

Mark Castiglia was honored with the Pathfinder Bank Car Owner of the year. Castiglia fielded cars for the 2018 Champion Anthony Losurdo and those driven by Dave LaTulip and Dan Kapuscinski during the season.

The Novelis Car Owner of the Year was pretty much a given as John Nicotra was presented that award as owner of the cars of 2018 Champion Otto Sitterly and second place finisher Dave Shullick Jr. Those two drivers accumulated eight feature wins during the season, with Sitterly picking up an exciting Budweiser Classic 200 win.

The Jake's Automotive Crew of the Year award went to the Ray Hedger-Russ Brown team, which finished second in the Pathfinder Bank SBS points.

The Novelis Supermodified Chris Osetek-Keith Shampine number 55 team was presented with the Crew of the Year Award for their third place finish in the final point standings. The team, which travels from North Carolina each race night, put in a lot of miles and hard work to achieve that spot.

Lou LeVea Jr. accepted the Novelis Most Improved Driver Award for his tenth place point standings in the Narramore-owned 83, while Dave LaTulip, driving for car owner Mark Castiglia, picked up the Pathfinder Bank SBS Most Improved Driver Award in that division. LaTulip, after a short hiatus from racing, came back this year to finish 12th in points, and logging one feature win along the way.

The newly reorganized and regenerated Eagles Fan Club presented three awards as introduced by Eagles leader Eric Syrell. The newly named Pullen's Plumbing Tony White Memorial award went to Barry Kingsley, driver of the SBS 91, who finished tenth in points. The Total Seal Joe Paeno Memorial award went to Craig Soper and in an emotional presentation, the annual Jim Shampine Memorial award was issued posthumously to Bob Smith, a long time Joe Gosek crewman, who passed away earlier this year. “Smitty's” son Cole, also a member of the Gosek crew, accepted for his late father.

The top ten Pathfinder Bank SBS drivers were honored. Each of the top three had Thomas race videos to accompany their season's accomplishments. Dan Phillips of Pathfinder Bank was on hand to present the awards to champion Anthony Losurdo, Russ Brown, Mike Bond, Dave Cliff, Dalton Doyle, Jack Patrick, Dan Kapuscinski, Cameron Rowe and Barry Kingsley. The championship was Losurdo's first such honor. He accrued two feature wins during his run for the title.

Kevin Shutt of Novelis spoke briefly about the company’s sponsorship of the supermodified division and the recycling of aluminum cans effort, which takes place during the season, which is important to the overall recycling program. Each year the Oswego Speedway brings in hundred of thousands of cans to recycle and the fans bringing them in are presented with various speedway tickets, a beneficial arrangement to both entities and the environment as well.

Kevin then presented each of the Novelis Supermodified top ten their awards. 2018 Otto Sitterly spoke briefly of his 8-time record breaking championship run acknowledging his car owner John Nicotra, his crew and family as well. Sitterly also called up Anthony Losurdo, Tyler Thompson and Josh Sokolic to the podium and introduced them as the “future” of Oswego racing, which brought a round of applause from the banquet crowd. Sitterly had 3 feature wins this season, one of which was the Mr. Novelis Supermodified win, a win fifth win of the Budweiser International Classic and an record-breaking eighth supermodified championship.

Dave Shullick Jr., former champion and Classic winner, had four feature wins. finishing second in the Nicotra number 2. Keith Shampine, Michael Barnes (3 wins and winner once again of the Turning Stone Casino sponsored Favorite Driver Contest}, Aric Iosue, Dave Danzer, Brandon Bellinger, Tyler Thompson, Dave Gruel and Lou LeVea Jr. finished up the top ten presentations, with videos from the season also presented for the top three.

Millennium Music by Ron Gray provided the post-award activities.

Paul Conzone of the Oswego Speedway Safety crew, as head of the banquet committee, was thanked along with his assistants, on a job well done. The banquet videos by Matt Thomas of Thomas Video were announced as being put on YouTube for viewing for those who may have missed the program. Those videos and others are also offered for sale on the Thomas Video website.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Caps World of Outlaws World Finals With Top-10 Finish

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 5, 2018) - Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen closed his season by scoring a top-10 result on Saturday evening at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Madsen, who was driving a second Muddy sponsored entry for CJB Motorsports during the World of Outlaws World Finals, opened the marquee World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event on Thursday by qualifying sixth quickest in his group for Friday and second quickest in his group for Saturday.

Madsen finished where he started - second - in a heat race on Friday to make a dash. He then ended sixth in the dash to line up on the inside of the sixth row for the A Main, which was postponed to Saturday afternoon because of curfew.

"In the Saturday afternoon feature we lost some spots by the end," he said. "Early on we were going okay and seemed to make some ground. Restarts didn't go our way and we didn't have a good rhythm going at the end. I was disappointed to lose some spots at the end."

Madsen ended with a 13th-place finish.

The season concluded that evening as Madsen placed second in a heat race and second in a dash to line up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"The first 14 laps we were running fourth and the top four were nose to tail in traffic," he said. "I was thinking we were looking good, but we weren't strong enough on restarts. I didn't capitalize and lost spots so unfortunately we dropped at the end. We had a left rear tire shrink really bad so that was probably the cause of why our restarts weren't as good."

Madsen held on for an eighth-place result.

"Thanks to everyone at CJB Motorsports for the opportunity the last couple of weeks," he said. "When you jump into a new team like that, you know it's great equipment, but it will take some time to get on the same page. Every time we hit the track we were quicker. We were getting up to speed quickly."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 13 (11).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 8 (4).

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 40 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 51 top 20s

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Starks Seeking Strong Run in Florida to Close Out the Season

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 5, 2018) - Trey Starks is looking to end the year strong by competing in Florida this weekend with the USCS Series.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver will race on Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, where he was victorious last year during the final weekend of the season.

"We're going to test tomorrow in North Carolina and then we'll throw a 360 in to run in Florida to see if we can get some momentum to end the season," Starks said. "We ran well there last year so hopefully we can duplicate that performance."

The team invaded The Dirt Track at Charlotte last weekend for the World of Outlaws World Finals. Starks qualified ninth quickest in his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series group for Friday's program and he was 11th quickest for Saturday's show.

He placed fifth in both a heat race and the Last Chance Showdown on Friday to earn a transfer into the main event, which was postponed to Saturday afternoon because of curfew. However, the race was short-lived because of mechanical woes.

"We fought mechanical issues," he said. "We had a red flag and came to the work area. We pulled the hood off and tried some stuff, but couldn't get it resolved."

Starks was credited with a 24th-place finish.

The event concluded that evening with Starks placing fourth in a heat race and seventh in the Last Chance Showdown - both only one position shy of making the A Main.

"We were up to third in the heat, but lost a spot on the double-file restart," he said. "In the B Feature we were in a transfer spot and ended up blowing out a bunch of oil for two or three laps. I was running in oil and we lost two or three spots. I made it back up to seventh, but just couldn't get that last transfer spot. That ended our weekend on a sour note.

"It definitely wasn't the weekend we wanted and it didn't go as planned. We had several issues throughout the weekend. We had speed all weekend, but the pieces didn't fall together."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 5 (3); Feature: 24 (23).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 7 (7).

SEASON STATS -

74 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreyStarksRacing?fref=ts

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"Fibreworks Composites makes custom seats and bodies for our race team," Starks said. "I never realized there was a difference in a seat until I used Fibreworks Composites and I'll never switch."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Textron Off Road, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Champion Brands, Moose Blocks, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Security Race Products, Benner's Butcher Shoppe and Darwin L. Martin Trucking for their continued support.

 

 

Swindell Wins Eight Races in 2018 to Extend Winning Streak to 48 Straight Years

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2018) - Consistency is what Sammy Swindell will remember most about the 2018 season.

Swindell enjoyed one of his most consistent campaigns, winning eight races and recording 22 podiums, including a streak of 15 straight during 360ci winged sprint car competition this summer.

"It shows how strong we were this year," he said. "We had a lot of good finishes and wins in A.G. Rains' car."

Seven of Swindell's wins came in 360 competition with five Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com victories, including a trio during Speedweek en route to Swindell winning his first career Speedweek championship.

The final two wins came Sept. 1-2 when Swindell swept the 9th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

"We dominated that pretty easy," he said. "We ran so well and were able to put a lot of cars a lap down. Things evolved throughout the year. We learned and you have more success when you learn from things you're doing right or going in the right direction. It gives you more confidence and more leeway to try things. We were able to go through the whole year and make all these updates and get better."

Swindell also won an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions race while driving for Thone Motorsports.

"We had some good runs," he said. "We had a lot of good runs that didn't turn into good finishes, too, but we had a competitive car most every race."

The eight triumphs extended Swindell's winning streak to 48 consecutive seasons. He has earned at least one trip to Victory Lane every year dating back to 1971, which was his rookie season.

"I want to thank A.G. Rains, Brandon Thone and Tim Bertrand for the opportunities this year," he said. "Also, a big thank you to all of our marketing partners and the fans who have continued their support."

Swindell has a pair of midget events this offseason beginning Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the 3rd annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals.

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 33 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the 3 rd annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

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"Inside Line Promotions has kept my sponsors and fans updated by producing weekly professional press releases," Swindell said. "ILP has exceeded my expectations of how PR should be handled. I'm proud to be a part of Team ILP."

Swindell would also like to thank Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Whitacre Glass, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, CP Pistons, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, W&B Service Company, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, South Bay Partners and MyRacePass for their continued support.


 

Swindell Wins Eight Races in 2018 to Extend Winning Streak to 48 Straight Years

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2018) - Consistency is what Sammy Swindell will remember most about the 2018 season.

Swindell enjoyed one of his most consistent campaigns, winning eight races and recording 22 podiums, including a streak of 15 straight during 360ci winged sprint car competition this summer.

"It shows how strong we were this year," he said. "We had a lot of good finishes and wins in A.G. Rains' car."

Seven of Swindell's wins came in 360 competition with five Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com victories, including a trio during Speedweek en route to Swindell winning his first career Speedweek championship.

The final two wins came Sept. 1-2 when Swindell swept the 9th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

"We dominated that pretty easy," he said. "We ran so well and were able to put a lot of cars a lap down. Things evolved throughout the year. We learned and you have more success when you learn from things you're doing right or going in the right direction. It gives you more confidence and more leeway to try things. We were able to go through the whole year and make all these updates and get better."

Swindell also won an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions race while driving for Thone Motorsports.

"We had some good runs," he said. "We had a lot of good runs that didn't turn into good finishes, too, but we had a competitive car most every race."

The eight triumphs extended Swindell's winning streak to 48 consecutive seasons. He has earned at least one trip to Victory Lane every year dating back to 1971, which was his rookie season.

"I want to thank A.G. Rains, Brandon Thone and Tim Bertrand for the opportunities this year," he said. "Also, a big thank you to all of our marketing partners and the fans who have continued their support."

Swindell has a pair of midget events this offseason beginning Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the 3rd annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals.

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 33 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the 3 rd annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Inside Line Promotions

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

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"Inside Line Promotions has kept my sponsors and fans updated by producing weekly professional press releases," Swindell said. "ILP has exceeded my expectations of how PR should be handled. I'm proud to be a part of Team ILP."

Swindell would also like to thank Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Whitacre Glass, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, CP Pistons, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, W&B Service Company, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, South Bay Partners and MyRacePass for their continued support.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Announces 2019 Rule Changes, Addition of 350 Supermodified Class

OSWEGO, NY (November 5, 2018) -This past weekend, officials with the Oswego Speedway revealed the track’s rule changes for 2019 along with the addition of a 350 Supermodified class for the upcoming season.

For next year, all big block Supermodified teams will be required to use a ‘phoenix’ type wing on the rear end of their cars. This wing will be used in place of the traditional tail section.

Following several weeks of tunnel testing, tech officials were able to verify a wing size of (22” chord X 48” width) and a location that is equal as possible for the consideration of different roll cage heights and shapes seen in the Supermodified division.

In addition, the wings must have side plates with a maximum dimension set at 18X26.” Side plates can be no more than 1” above the wing surface and must be made of .050, 2024 aluminium and properly shaped or braced to prevent any bending and/or flexing.

The trailing edge of the wing body can be no more than 40” behind the center of the rear axle. The leading edge of the wing can be no further forward than the center of the rear axle. The wing must be mounted between the LR and RR inner sidewalls.

Any method of mounting is allowed providing it is fixed in place, safe, strong and neat in appearance.

If the framework is built from tubing, it must be covered on both the inside and outside with aluminum sheet metal. Aluminum plate brackets will be allowed. The wing framework or brackets may be attached to the bottom or sides of the wing in any safe manner. For safety reasons, no bracing toward the roll cage area will be allowed.

The wing must be attached with a minimum of 7/16” heim ends with a 7/16” bolt. If bolt on brackets are used, they must be attached with a minimum bolt diameter of 5/16.”

Sheet metal will be allowed on both the left and right side nerf bars. It can be no more than 12” high and must be safely attached and located between the tires. It must be single plane and be parallel to the frame rails.

Body panels (excluding the nose wing) producing downforce will not be allowed.

The front and/or rear lower frame rails may flare up, but no vertical sheet metal may extend below the lower frame rails. No tunneling of the air is allowed. No side panel flaring or skirting will be allowed.

In 2019, the Supermodified must weigh 1975 lbs. after the race with the driver in all required racing gear.

For the added 350 Supermodified class, the Oswego Speedway will be following the basic 2019 350 Super rules implemented at the Star Speedway in New Hampshire.

Star Speedway rules can be found at StarSpeedway.com, or on Star Speedway social media. If you need a copy of the rules, you can email the speedway at oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

As far as the Small Block Supermodified class is concerned, the 602 crate engine program is remaining mandatory for the upcoming season. Please refer to page 31 of Oswego Speedway’s 2018-2019 rulebook for details.

All other rules for both divisions in the 2018-2019 rulebook remain in effect. If you need a copy of this rulebook, you can email the speedway. The rulebook can also be found under the ‘FORMS’ section at OswegoSpeedway.com.

Car and pit stall registration for Oswego Speedway’s 2019 season will be open within the next couple of weeks, and track officials hope to have 2019 race dates posted within that time frame as well.

While the Supermodified and SBS classes will be racing weekly next season, the 350 Supermodified schedule is still a work in progress and will largely depend on car count and interest.

Please direct all rule related questions to track chief tech inspector, Steve Gioia Jr. at (315)-263-3923 or race director, Chuck Handley.

The speedway’s 69th annual Opening Day has been set for Saturday, May 25th. Open Practice will take place a week earlier on Saturday, May 18.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Teenager Tyler Thompson Takes Oswego and ISMA Rookie of the Year Honors in the Same Season

OSWEGO, NY (November 3, 2018) - Oswego Speedway has seen a good share of impressive rookie drivers over the years, but it’s been quite some time since the Supermodified class has seen one stand out as much as this year’s rookie of the year recipient, Tyler Thompson.

Thompson, a DIRTcar Sportsman standout from Fulton, had never seen Supermodified action prior to the 2018 season. He had raced at Oswego before, but only on a couple of occasions in a Small Block Super.

Tyler impressed in the SBS ranks as well, notably picking up Mike Kapuscinski Memorial Rookie of the Race honors piloting the No. 93 machine in the 2016 edition of the Bud Light Classic 75.

Nothing, however, will top the rookie season that he put together in 2018 with the Jason Simmons Racing, David O’Connor prepared No. 98T Supermodified.

Prior to season’s beginning, it was announced that Simmons and team had acquired the former Graham Racing No. 21 built by John Colloca, which had most recently been piloted by Bobby Santos in the 2017 Budweiser International Classic 200.

Putting Saturday night dirt racing aside, Thompson committed to a full season bid at rookie of the year, and immediately turned heads behind the wheel of the 900HP racer.

In his first ever laps, the 16 year-old high school student found the mid-17 second bracket in his potent ride, providing all of the confidence he needed approaching Opening Night on May 26.

Despite getting caught up in an accident in the first Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50 shortly after bringing the crowd to its feet when he passed Chris Perley, Thompson later recovered for an eye opening 11th place finish in just his second Supermodified start.

On June 9th’s Spring Championship, Thompson drove to an even more unbelievable sixth place finish in what was only the the third Supermodified race he ever contested in, holding off Keith Shampine who finished just behind him.

For the second time, Thompson was bitten by bad luck in round two of twin action on June 16, which on this occasion was set at 35-laps in distance. In the first twin, he got together with Dan Connors Jr. while attempting to secure the lead on lap 1, but repairs were made to the car and Tyler drove to eighth in the second twin.

Certainly his most impressive run of the season came on June 30 in the Independence Weekend 75, when the rookie drove to his first career Oswego top five in what was also his very first extra distance event at the track.

Thompson finished just behind the likes of Dave Shullick Jr, Brandon Bellinger, and Otto Sitterly in the top three, while beating out a tremendous list of talent behind him including Dave Danzer, Davey Hamilton, Shaun Gosselin, Shampine, and more.

Another solid top ten run on July 7 got Thompson started off on the right foot for his busy summer stretch, and it was the purchase made by Jason Simmons Racing and Lindsey Aggregates one week later that helped bring further success to Tyler’s first full-time Supermodified effort.

On July 14, Simmons and Lindsey Aggregates acquired the former Tim Devendorf No. 5 Hawk Chassis Super, and within a week had the car re-lettered and fitted to Tyler ahead of the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified event on July 21.

In his first run with a Hawk Chassis, Tyler drove to a fine sixth place finish again behind Sitterly, Michael Barnes, Shullick, Dave Gruel, and Jeff Abold.

With just three events remaining in the race for rookie of the year, Thompson had already turned heads at Oswego, and Simmons decided he’d next like to try some winged Supermodified action with his rookie on the ISMA circuit. That began at Sandusky Speedway’s Hy-Miler Nationals a week later.

Thompson instantly adapted to the wing, clocking in at a mind boggling fourth fast out of twenty four seasoned veterans in Hy-Miler practice.

He later completed his first ISMA race finishing in a respectable thirteenth position, before an unfortunate first lap crash plagued his first go at the Hy-Miler Nationals later in the weekend.

Returning to Oswego for the month of August, unfortunately, Thompson pulled pitside with issues on the No. 98T during August 4th’s Retro Night event, but recovered a week later with a solid eighth place finish on August 11.

Going into the final regular show of the season, Thompson had a huge lead over Nathan Schultzkie and Brent Murray in rookie of the year standings, and capped off his quest for rookie of the year with a ninth place finish on August 18.

Thompson took rookie of the year honors by over 300 markers in a season that included one top five run, eight top tens, as well as being awarded the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer prize on four separate occasions.

Two weeks later, Tyler qualified for his first career Budweiser International Classic 200 in 17th position, timing in with a lap of 16.559 seconds. He had gotten down to as quick as 16.4 earlier in the season.

Even after his impressive qualifying run on Friday of Classic Weekend, Thompson was not done.

With a strong performance at Sandusky under their belt, the back story is JSR doing the Supermodified double dip the weekend of August 10, driving to Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire on Friday night before returning back to Oswego, New York for Saturday’s show.

In only his second ISMA attempt, Thompson brought the No. 98T home with a ninth place finish in the Ollie SIlva Memorial 75, finishing just behind fellow Oswego regular Sitterly.

After that, a few weeks went by, and it was now time for Thompson’s first winged laps at Oswego. This will come as no surprise, but he impressed with the top on at Oswego right away as well, finding 15.6 seconds in his very first ISMA laps on the fast 5/8th’s.

Engine issues plagued the team late in their Classic Week test session and also on Friday with Joe Trenca, who was attempting to qualify the very same car into Sunday’s International Classic.

This engine problem provided a massive setback for Jason Simmons Racing, but the team fought through all of the problems overnight to allow Thompson to return behind the wheel on Saturday.

As it turned out, Tyler would fire from the pole in his first ISMA Supernationals and had literally the entire field covered for the win a third of the way through the race, but only to pop a motor with 20 laps complete, providing a heartbreaking end to what surely could have been his first Supermodified victory.

When a crash ended Thompson’s first International Classic a bit too early in the following day, it provided for a frustrating end to their Oswego program, but JSR was not yet finished with Supermodified competition in 2018.

After Classic Weekend, the team then replaced the engine in ‘Victoria’ for the ISMA show at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park last month, and at Thompson, Tyler Thompson drove to a fifth place finish in the World Series.

This race at Thompson was only the fourth ISMA event of the season for JSR, but their efforts were good enough to award Tyler with rookie of the year honors both with and without the wing.

The 2018 season marks only the third time in history that such a feat has been accomplished, as Thompson joins Bob Cicconi in 1989 and most recently Jerry Curran in 1992 as the only other drivers in Supermodified history to win both rookie titles in the same season.

Of his tremendous accomplishment, the well spoken teenager said, “I’ve had an amazing year running both non-wing and winged Supermodifieds. I have a great team and awesome sponsors behind me including Lindsey Aggregates, my father, and the rest of the great backers I have. To win rookie of the year at Oswego was unbelievable, but to take both in one season was breathtaking for me. I’ve had a blast and look forward to what next season has in store for Jason Simmons Racing and our team of marketing partners.”

After finishing his rookie Supermodified campaign with a bang, the versatile competitor then took to the clay at Oswego for NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week, before most recently traveling to the Dirt Track at Charlotte North Carolina where he won his second DIRTcar Sportsman All Star Invitational in a row.

Tonight, Thompson will be honored for his head spinning accomplishments at the speedway banquet, held at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center located at the Best Western PLUS in downtown Oswego.

Ticket sales for the banquet are now closed, but as part of the event, discounted room rates at host location Best Western PLUS in Oswego will be available to all ticket holders for $119. For more information, you can call the hotel at (315)-342-4040 or visit their website at

BestWesternOswego.guestreservations.com. Plan to bring your banquet ticket with you upon check-in.

Oswego Speedway’s 2019 schedule, along with a full rule book, are both a work in progress. The speedway’s 69th annual Opening Day has been set for Saturday, May 25th. Open Practice will take place a week earlier on Saturday, May 18.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

Wings Unlimited Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

Company Name: Wings Unlimited

Website: https://www.sprintwingsunlimited.com/

Contact #: 717-337-0559

Twitter: @WingsUnlimited1

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Part of the Program Since: 2017

SYRACUSE, NY – After a few years away, Wings Unlimited came back to be a part of the Lucky Giveaway Program in 2017. Out Buglerville, Pa., Wings Unlimited products were seen on many of the teams that travel with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

Wings Unlimited, the next generation in sprint car wing manufacturing, is leading the way to future technology in sprint car racing. Since the start in 2000, Wings Unlimiited has risen to the task of proving that we have the best product available. Over the years, we have not only proven ourselves locally, but also on a national level. With the future fast approaching and new technology growing, Wings Unlimited is searching for a more aerodynamically inclined wing on a daily basis

The recipient of a top wing at the 2017 awards banquet was Matt Billings. Also receiving front wings were Kelly Hebing, Coleman Gulick and Matt Tanner.

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The Lucky Giveaway Program was developed on 2007 to reward race teams that faithfully follow the ESS tour for that particular year. Teams that complete at least 2/3rds of the tour will receive from the main Lucas Oil Point Fund as well as products from the Giveaway Program.

Companies interested in the Program can contact Dean Reynolds at DeanR@empiresupersprints.com

or can call the ESS office at (315) 391-6965.

The Lucky Program in 2017 was participated by: Brodix Cylinder Heads, Nouse Sign and Graphics/K1 Racegear, Walker Performance Filtration, Simpson Safety, Wings Unlimited, SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment, Keizer Wheels, Panther Frameworx, 717 Innovations, M&W Aluminum Products, SST Shock Technology, ASI Racewear, Beyea Headers, Sammy Reakes Snap-On Tools, Schoenfeld Headers, ATL Fuel Cells, Maxim Racing, Panchos Racing Products, Adirondack Powder Coating.

New Companies Already aboard for 2018: Winters Performance Products, JE Pistons, PA Dyno Inc., 87 Speed

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, E3 Spark Plugs, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Pinnacle Employee Services, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Prestige Pool and Spa, Kevin Nouse Designs/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance Products, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

Another busy, diverse season ahead as Lucas Oil Speedway unveils tentative 2019 schedule

WHEATLAND, Missouri (November 2, 2018) - Lucas Oil Speedway fans can begin making plans - for the big, multi-day specials or their favorite weekly events - as the 2019 tentative schedule has been unveiled.

General Manager Danny Lorton said the foundation of the schedule will remain similar to recent seasons, with a steady flow of special events spread throughout the season at all three on-site venues, along with the 13 weeks of the Weekly Racing Series.

"This is the same basic schedule that Dan has put together that's worked so well for us, so we won't stray from it very much," Lorton said of Dan Robinson, the former GM who's now Lucas Oil Director of Racing Operations for Lucas Oil Speedway.

"We're excited that the 2019 schedule again has lots of variety," Lorton said. "Once again, we'll have the big Late Model specials, the Open-Wheel shows, Drag Boats, Monster Trucks, Pro Pulling and the Lucas Oil Off Road Series on the off road track."

Lorton said additional events for the Off Road course and "Lake Lucas" are still pending and will be released at a later date.

The schedule isn't just about speed or horsepower. Bull riding returns on June 21-22 as the Lucas Oil Invitational Pro Bull Ride Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com comes back after a successful debut in 2018.

Once again, each of the Weekly Racing Series events will feature one of the four divisions in a spotlight main event. The ULMA Late Models and Modifieds will take home $1,000 for main-event wins when they are featured with Street Stocks and B-Mods increasing to $750 on nights those respective classes are featured.

"One change of note is that we are adding the Street Stocks to the event for the 13th annual CMH Diamond Nationals in July," Lorton said. "During some of the special events, the supporting classes will run for special purses on some of those events throughout the season."

Engines will fire up for the first time on March 30 with an open test and tune. The season gets going on April 6 with the Weekly Racing Series Spring Opener as the ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks and USRA B-Mods hold the first of 13 weekly points programs.

The first special of the season is set for April 12-13 with the 6th annual MLRA Spring Nationals. Modifieds and Street Stocks will join in the action.

Open-wheel action returns May 4, with the 8th annual Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown, featuring the ASCS Warrior/Red River Region Sprints, POWRi Midgets and WAR Sprints.

The month of May wraps up with the 27th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, May 23-25. The crown-jewel Late Model event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA. Modifieds also are on the schedule.

June finds three major events, beginning at "Lake Lucas" with the 8th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic, June 7-8. Then on June 21-22, it's the Lucas Oil Invitational Pro Bull Ride on the Dirt track. The stars of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series return on June 29-30 for the 3rd annual Off-Road Shootout on the Off-Road course, an event that's proven immensely popular in its first two visits to south-central Missouri.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA return to the oval track July 13 for the 13th annual CMH Diamond Nationals. Modifieds and Street Stocks are also on the schedule for a full program.

August fires up with national-touring Modifieds taking the spotlight, with the USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment on Aug. 3. Track champions will be crowned on Aug. 24 as the Rempher Memorial Season Championship Night is held.

Labor Day Weekend is an annual speed festival on water and dirt. The 9th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals for the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series is set for Aug. 30-Sept. 1 with the MLRA Larry Phillips Memorial making August 31 a big doubleheader day. The B-Mods will join the Late Models on the dirt-track program.

The popular Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals return on Sept. 13-14 before one of the nation's crown-jewel open-wheel events, the 9th annual ASCS Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial on Sept. 20-22.

The 6th annual Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt, paying $10,000 to win the final-night feature, is set for Oct. 3-5 with the ULMA Late Models joining as co-headliner. One week later, on Oct. 11-12, it's the 6th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals with B-Mods on the program as well.

The season will wrap up with the Monster Truck Nationals-Eve of Destruction on Oct. 19.

Lorton said the 2018 season was another outstanding one. Despite some weather issues forcing cancellations, the attendance total of 109,221 fell just short of the record 113,000 in 2017.

"We thank our drivers, sponsors and fans for an outstanding 2018. Now we are focused on making 2019 our best yet," Lorton said.

Lorton said he plans to bring the Show-Me Vintage Racers back again at a yet-to-be-determined date after the group had a popular appearance at the speedway in 2018.

Season passes, along with Show-Me 100 three-day passes, will go on sale later this winter. Look for that information at LucasOilSpeedway.com and on Lucas Oil Speedway's Facebook page.

2019 LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
March 20 - Rich Nichols Memorial Media Luncheon
March 30 - Open Test & Tune
April 6 - Weekly Show No. 1 - Weekly Championship Series Spring Opener (ULMA LM, Mod, B-Mod, SS with $1,000 to win Late Models)
April 12-13 - 6th annual MLRA Spring Nationals Presented by RacingJunk.com
April 20 - Weekly Show No. 2 - $uper $aver $pecial Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $750 to win B-Mod)
April 27 - Weekly Show No. 3 - $5 Dollar Admission Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $750 to win Street Stocks)

May 4 - 8th annual Impact Signs, Awning & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown (ASCS Warrior/Red River Region Sprints, POWRi Midgets, WAR Sprints)
May 11 - Weekly Show No. 4 - NMI Night at the Races (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $1,000 to win Mods)
May 18 - Weekly Show No. 5 - Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Night at the Races (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $1,000 to win Late Models)
May 23-25 - 27th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com (Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/MLRA plus Modifieds)

June 1 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
June 7-8 - 8th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic (Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series)
June 8 - Weekly Show No. 6 (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $750 to win B-Mod)
June 15 - Weekly Show No. 7 - Bolivar Herald-Free Press Mid-Season Championship (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $750 to win Street Stocks)
June 21-22 - Lucas Oil Invitational Pro Bull Ride Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com
June 29-30 (Off Road) - 3rd annual Off Road Shootout (Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series)
June 29 - Weekly Show No. 8 - National Wild Turkey Federation Race to Save the Hunt (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $1,000 to win Modifieds)

July 4 - Weekly Show No. 9 - Casey's General Store Thursday Night Thunder, plus fireworks (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $1,000 to win Late Models)
July 6 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
July 13 - 13th annual CMH Diamond Nationals (Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/MLRA plus Modifieds and Street Stocks)
July 20 - Weekly Show No. 10 - Veterans and Military Appreciation Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mods with $750 to win B-Mods)
July 27 - Weekly Show No. 11 - Ozarks Food Harvest Food Drive Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mods with $750 to win Street Stocks)

Aug. 3 - 10th annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment (USMTS, Street Stocks, B-Mods)
Aug. 10 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
Aug. 17 - Weekly Show No. 12 - TA-Petro Fan Appreciation Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mods with $1,000 to win Modifieds)
Aug. 24 - Weekly Show No. 13 - Rempher Memorial Season Championship Night Presented by Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick and KTTS (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mods with class champions crowned)
Aug. 30-Sept. 1 - 9th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals (Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series)
Aug. 31 - MLRA Larry Phillips Memorial (MLRA Late Models plus $750 to win B-Mods)

Sept. 7 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
Sept. 13-14 - Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals
Sept. 19-21 - 9th annual ASCS Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial (ASCS Sprint Cars, WAR Sprints)
Sept. 28 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled

Oct. 3-5 - 6th annual Street Stocks Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt (Street Stocks, ULMA Late Models)
Oct. 11-12 - 6th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals (MLRA, B-Mods)
Oct. 19 - Monster Truck Nationals-Eve of Destruction

 

 

Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (November 2, 2018) - Oswego Speedway’s newest track champions Otto Sitterly and Anthony Losurdo will finally be awarded for their well deserved honors at the track’s Hall of Fame and Championship Banquet set for tomorrow evening at the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center in Oswego.

Following a shocking winless streak that spanned two straight seasons, Sitterly unleashed the wrath of John Nicotra’s ‘Black Betty’ on the Novelis Supermodified division in 2018 and dominated the second half of the season, winning a quarter of the twelve main events scheduled as part of the regular season.

After spending his 2017 campaign as chief wrench both on John Nicotra’s No. 7 car driven by himself, along with Dave Shullick Jr’s No. 2 plant, Sitterly decided that he would instead like to focus on only his team for the 2018 season and it paid off as ‘DesperOtto’ drove to career championship number eight, passing Bentley Warren and Jim Shampine to break the record for most Supermodified titles in speedway history.

As it would turn out, Sitterly finished in the top five in nearly every single race he entered throughout the course of the season and in the mere two events he missed the cut for a top five, he was involved in his only two on-track incidents of the season, which was a far cry from the disappointing number of DNF’s that piled up a year earlier.

This year, Sitterly sang a different tune as the Canajoharie, N.Y. driver started his season with a fine fourth place finish in his debut with the former Joey Moriarty No. 51.

Later in the evening, as part of Opening Day’s second Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50, Sitterly returned to the podium and did so with a color other than blue on his car for the first time since 2006.

Fans are used to that trademark Nicotra blue, but for this year, Sitterly decided to leave flat black on the No. 7, thus resulting in the now infamous ‘Black Betty’ nickname. Otto left no doubt that he was certainly ‘back in black,’ continuing on with what wound up being one of the most successful seasons of his Supermodified career.

With the Opener in the books and two top five efforts to his name providing for a nice kickstart to 2018, Sitterly began his season atop of the point standings heading into the Spring Championship on June 9.

Shortly thereafter, Otto continued his consistency on week 2, and finished runner-up to teammate Dave Shullick Jr. in the 50-lap main event.

The following week saw the running of the Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s and it was the evening’s first main event that was destined to be the race that left fans talking all season long.

Ironically enough, Sitterly and Shullick got together while battling for the lead in the first twin, and unfortunately Otto was penalized for the contact forcing the No. 7 to go to the tail end of the field. At that point, he was only able to recover for an eighth place finish.

In the second twin, which Shullick sat out due to damages from the contact, Sitterly put on a clinic and drove from the back of the pack to his third podium finish of the season behind Michael Barnes and Joe Gosek.

Over the years, it has been proven that consistency wins championships at the Oswego Speedway and Sitterly’s 2018 run was just that; consistent. However, everyone knew that Otto wanted more than just a championship. He wanted to break that winless streak.

Two years earlier, Dave Gruel fell less than ten points short of the 2016 track championship, nearly capturing the track title without winning a single race all season.

After Sitterly extended his point lead with yet another runner-up effort to Shullick in the June 30 Independence Weekend Grand Prix, Shullick’s speed continued to beg the question as to whether or not this would be Sitterly’s fate as well.

With the point standings in his favor, July 7 finally turned out to be Sitterly’s night.

Otto charged from tenth to the top three in just a matter of laps and worked over Brandon Bellinger to take the lead at halfway. Several late race cautions forced him to hold off Shullick, who overtook second in the closing stages but on this occasion, the now eight time track champion was able to hold on for what at that point was his first feature win since September 20th of 2015.

With momentum on his side and all of the confidence he needed, Sitterly was poised for what at the very worst looked to be another podium finish one week later, but his efforts came to a screeching halt with just over 20 laps to go as the No. 7 car made contact with the No. 55 of Keith Shampine working through lapped traffic. This resulted in Sitterly’s first DNF of the season and instead awarded Shullick the victory.

After destroying the front end of his car, the heavy accident left Sitterly with just one week to repair his machine ahead of the following weekend’s $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified feature event and it turned out that all of that hard work would pay off for Nicotra Racing.

Incredibly, Otto drove from tenth to first in less than three laps and took over the lead with 72-laps to go. His momentum never faded in the extra distance show and Sitterly put on an absolute clinic, lapping up to fifth place enroute to his fourth career paycheck in the 32nd running of Mr. Supermodified.

Following his biggest victory in several years, just three events remained in the race for the championship approaching the month of August and Sitterly continued to dominate the final month of the summer, starting off with a second place finish to Barnes on August 4.

Next, on August 11’s ‘Family Night,’ Otto drove to win number three and it came in what was one of the most unforgettable finishes in speedway history. In lapped traffic, Sitterly ducked down low off of the final corner to beat returning hall of fame driver Doug Didero at the line by a mere 0.010 seconds to win his third main event of the season.

By the time the last event in the road for the championship rolled around, the only battle left in the point standings was between Shullick, Shampine and Barnes for second, third, and fourth as Sitterly was long gone approaching August 18.

In the final regular show of the 2018 season, Otto put the exclamation point on his record breaking title run with a drive from twelfth to victory number four on the year ahead of Aric Iosue and Joe Gosek on the podium.

By virtue of his win on track championship night followed by a dominant late race performance over Didero in the International Classic two weeks later, Sitterly tied and then later surpassed Nolan Swift for fifth on the all-time Supermodified win list with an impressive 42 victories put together in just ten winning seasons.

More than two months after clinching his record breaking title, Sitterly will accept the accolades for his efforts tomorrow evening before likely mounting a run at a ninth title in ‘19 with John Nicotra.

Should Otto win the 2019 championship, he will pass Nolan Swift (8), for most overall championships in Oswego Speedway history.

Ticket sales for the baquet are now closed, but as part of the event, discounted room rates at host location Best Western PLUS in Oswego will be available to all ticket holders for $119. For more information, you can call the hotel at (315)-342-4040 or visit their website at BestWesternOswego.guestreservations.com. Plan to bring your banquet ticket with you upon check-in.

Oswego Speedway’s 2019 schedule, along with a full rule book, are both a work in progress. The speedway’s 69th annual Opening Day has been set for Saturday, May 25th. Open Practice will take place a week earlier on Saturday, May 18.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Tony Stewart Racing, Tony Stewart Foundation Honor Donny Schatz

“For The Kids” Campaign Announced Benefiting the Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo, N.D.

Brownsburg, Ind. (Nov. 2, 2018) - Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) and the Tony Stewart Foundation (TSF) announced today that a fundraising campaign benefiting the Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota has been launched in honor of 10-time World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz.

Paying tribute to his illustrious and future hall of fame career through the “For The Kids” campaign, the racing community will have an opportunity to donate that will benefit the numerous children and families who are positively impacted by Sanford Children’s Hospital in Schatz’s home state.

Sanford Children’s Hospital is a vibrant, colorful world where sick and injured children find inspiration, imagination and play to be as important to healing as its leading technology, breakthrough research and advanced medicine.

“We are so humbled by the generosity of this campaign and those who are making it possible,” said Sharon Spittler, executive director, Sanford Children’s Hospital. “Donations to our hospital benefit children and families from all across the state of North Dakota and northwest Minnesota by funding special pediatric equipment, research, and unique programs.”

Donations to the “For The Kids” campaign, which is scheduled for Nov. 2 through Nov. 30, 2018, are tax-deductible.

Those who want to contribute in Schatz’s honor to the “For The Kids” campaign can do so by completing the secure, online donation form at https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/TonyStewartFoundation/Schatz-Sanford-Childrens.html.

Details regarding the time and location of the “For The Kids” check presentation by the Tony Stewart Foundation and Donny Schatz to Sanford Children’s Hospital will be announced in the coming weeks.

To learn more about TSR, the TSF, Sanford Children’s Hospital and Donny Schatz, please follow the social media accounts listed below:

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Tony Stewart Foundation: Facebook at www.facebook.com/14TSF or on Twitter @14TSF and Instagram @tonystewartfoundation.

Sanford Children’s Hospital: Facebook at www.facebook.com/sanfordchildrenshospitalfargo

Sanford Health: Facebook at www.facebook.com/sanfordhealth or on Twitter @SanfordHealth.

About Donny Schatz:

Date of Birth: Aug. 10, 1977 Hometown: Minot, North Dakota. Residence: Fargo, North Dakota Marital Status: Married, Erica Children: Daughter, Savanna Highlights: 2018 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion (his tenth title 2006-2009, 2012, 2014-2018)… 2018 Kings Royal Winner (his fifth win in the event 2007, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018) … Third all-time winningest WoO driver with 282 career WoO A-Feature victories ….10-time Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals winner (2006-2009, 2011-15, 2017) … Nine-time $50,000 Sprintcar International winner in Sydney, Australia … Winner of every major Sprint Car race during his 22-year World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series career … 1997 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year … 1996 WISSOTA National 360 Sprint Car Champion … Made his debut in Sprint car in 1993 as a 15-year-old at State Fairgrounds Speedway in Sedalia, Missouri.

About Tony Stewart Foundation:

The mission of the Tony Stewart Foundation (TSF) is to raise and donate funds through the TSF Grants Program to well-qualified organizations serving children who are critically ill or physically disabled, animals which are at-risk or endangered, and for drivers injured in the sport of motor racing. Qualified charities that may apply for a TSF grant must be a non-profit charity operating within the United States and classified as 501(c)(3), provide a copy of its IRS Letter of Determination with EIN number, have been fully operational for a minimum of two years, and fully meet the guidelines and mission statement of The Tony Stewart Foundation. TSF does not provide funding to individuals. Visit www.TonyStewartFoundation.org for more information.

About Sanford Children’s Hospital:

Sanford Health is one of the largest health care systems in the nation with 44 hospitals and nearly 1,400 physicians in nine states and nine countries. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and serving the Upper Midwest, Sanford Health is dedicated to several initiatives, including global clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. Sanford Health has nearly 30,000 employees, making it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford over the past decade have transformed how Sanford Health can improve the human condition. For information, visit sanfordhealth.org.

About Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing:

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian (TSR) Racing is a championship-winning organization competing in World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and various other winged sprint car divisions. From its 25,000-square-foot facility in Brownsburg, Ind., TSR fields a full-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team for 10-time champion Donny Schatz and a winged sprint car entry for three-time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart. TSR has earned a total of 23 owner championships – 14 in USAC and nine in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.TonyStewartRacing.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, on Twitter at @TonyStewart_rcg or on Instagram at @tonystewart_rcg.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (November 2, 2018) – Over the years since its creation in November, 1979, Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP has been the leader in sprint car racing in Michigan. A new chapter in SOD history is opening with the acquisition of SOD by Dave Muzzillo of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Muzzillo is well known in oval track racing. He has been promoting racing and other public events for many years. He is recognized as a personable innovative promoter who is willing to think out of the box.

Sprints On Dirt has been a pioneer in sprint car racing under John Naida, making strategic changes over its thirty-nine years. In 2016, it transitioned from a 360 series and rolled out a radical new format known as “beyond limits” that has no engine or weight limits. Naida took over active management of the series three years ago and introduced the new format and new spec rear tires.

Utilizing Hoosier Racing Tire right and left spec rear tires specifically built to meet SOD’s needs, the main objective of the “beyond limits,” achieving equality among different engine sizes and configurations, has been a success.

Muzzillo does not plan on making any changes to the “beyond limits” SOD format, adding, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”

Naida continues scheduling and working with SOD marketing partners and will help with race day operations when the new season begins. “I will do everything I can to help Dave. His passion for racing will be great for SOD’s future” said Naida of how the transition will take place.

Muzzillo has had a life-long involvement with racing and sprint cars in particular. His father was pit steward with Tri-Sac and his step father, Dale Miller, drove sprint cars. Muzzillo is now the owner of Baer Field Speedway in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and operates the International Championship Auto Racing (ICAR) Modified series. Muzzillo has also acquired the crate sprint series that raced at Plymouth (IN) Speedway and it will now be a feeder class for Sprints On Dirt.

Since its first season in 1980, Sprints On Dirt has built a strong brand name that is recognized and respected throughout sprint car racing. It has built a strong relationship with its many marketing partners due, in part, to its strong online presence. It often states that “SOD puts the PRO in PROmotion.” Muzzillo is committed to take Sprints On Dirt to new heights.

Sprints On Dirt can be contacted by email at director@sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP was brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Co-sponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Co-sponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

Merritt Speedway (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Merritt Speedway (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Special Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency marketing partners are:

Allstar Performance

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises

BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI)

Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products

Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions

Racing Optics

Rod End Supply

Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products

Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Ushered in at Oswego Speedway’s Championship Banquet this Saturday, November 3

By CAMDEN PROUD

OSWEGO, NY (November 1, 2018) - The 21st class of Oswego Speedway’s hall of fame is set to be officially inducted at the track banquet scheduled for this Saturday, November 3 at the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center in Oswego.

The speedway’s class of 2018 inductees include Tim and Denny of Snyder Racing, Tom Aaserud of Crowe Motorsports, track historian Dave Rice, and the Burritt Family of Burritt Motors.

A weekly Supermodified team since the year 1994, the father/son duo of Denny and Tim Snyder have racked up a masterful list of accomplishments over the course of the past 25 seasons that includes a victory for the Zero team in the 2001 Budweiser International Classic 200.

Snyder, originally from Oswego, has since moved to New Hampshire yet remained dedicated to the track he grew up at, making that long drive back to New York for the better portion of his career before finally moving his family back to Clay this past summer.

‘The Zero Hero’ joins a list of less than forty other names in track history that have been selected as hall of fame members based on driving accomplishments in the Novelis Supermodified division.

In 25 seasons, Snyder has garnered ten main event victories including in the aforementioned 2001 Classic along with an impressive 71 top five finishes, which is tied for 15th all-time at the Oswego Speedway.

Snyder is third to only Joe Gosek and Hal LaTulip as far as the longest running active driver currently in competition is concerned, and that is reflected in his statistics. Tim has accumulated nearly 17,000 points in his career, which is 13th all-time.

The driver of the Oswego Quality Carpet No. 0 is known for his success in the International Classic, and has five top five finishes in the event since 1994. He also has seen half of his wins come in ‘Twin’ feature races at Oswego, including his most recent victory in 2009.

Tim, Denny, and Snyder Racing, still backed by longtime sponsors Oswego Quality Carpet and Raby’s Ace Home Center after all these years, continue to be one of the most dedicated teams in Supermodified competition and intend to return to the track on a weekly basis in 2019.

The second hall of fame inductee is Pathfinder Bank SBS car owner Tom Aaserud, who serves as the co-owner of the Crowe Motorsports No. 18 currently driven by Andrew Schartner.

Aaserud grew up in the area and has fielded cars at the Oswego Speedway for the past 17 years.

Russ Brown, Dave Gruel, Andrew Schartner, and Kreig Heroth have all driven for Aaserud on a full-time basis, and are thus responsible for Crowe Motorsports’ 26 victories in the Small Block Super ranks, which is second on the all-time car owner win list at Oswego.

Despite four runner-up efforts in points between Gruel and Schartner, Aaserud was only able to manage one championship with Schartner in 2014, which certainly is a career highlight for the Auburn, N.Y. resident.

All in all, Tom has ten wins with Gruel, three with Heroth, and thirteen with Schartner. Wins include victories in the Tony White Memorial twice, Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS once, and the Bud Light Classic 75 on two occasions.

Aaserud is also SBS ‘Car Owner of the Year’ two times over, first winning it in 2005 with Gruel before being declared recipient once again last season, this time for his efforts with Schartner.

As of banquet time, Tom wasn’t sure what his plans were for 2019, but no matter what the future holds, there is no doubt that his past at Oswego warrants an induction into the track’s storied Hall of Fame.

Next up is track historian Dave Rice, who joins Snyder Racing and Aaserud as yet another very well deserving inductee into Oswego Speedway’s storied hall. Husband of longtime tech employee Brenda Rice, Dave has attended virtually every single Oswego race for the past six decades.

At a place where history is so rich, Rice has been sure to document every event in every season and every class of car in Oswego Speedway history.

If not for Rice’s archives, which include win lists, top fives, track champions, all-time points, all-time Classic points, and even all-time starts for every driver that has taken a green flag at the speedway, some of the key statistics that lay within the track’s 69 year history may just as easily have been overlooked.

Thanks to Dave’s dedication, which for the past year has included a project alongside speedway PR director Camden Proud to bring all of Rice’s records to digital format at OswegoSpeedway.com, the statistics and history from one of the most beloved asphalt short tracks in the country can now be preserved for many years to come.

The final hall of fame inductee for 2018 is Rich Burritt and the Burritt Family of Burritt Motors in Oswego.

Located at 340 State Route 104 just east of the track, Burritt Motors and Oswego Speedway have been partners for 52 seasons. Most notably, Burritt’s has provided track management with the pace vehicle for every race held at Oswego over the course of the past five decades.

The ‘pace car’ has been a fixture at the speedway since its beginning in the mid-50s and was originally supplied by Tiffany Motors in Oswego.

Shortly thereafter, Burritt Motors bought out Tiffany and continued to supply the pace cars.

Then, Dick Burritt would bring a different Chevy car each week to pace the field and to display the variety within the line of Chevy cars currently available.

In 1966, the Burritt car would become an official pace car and run all summer. Since that year, the pace car has now been changed to a pace truck, but has always come from Burritt Motors.

The dealership has sponsored several other events at the speedway over the years including serving as a traditional race night sponsor while also backing special awards such as the Classic Weekend front row prizes.

Last fall, Burritt Motors acquired Shapiro Motor Sales, with plans to expand the current Burritt location into a ‘Burritt’s Superstore,’ now set to include Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram all in one location.

Through all of the changes and expansions underwent at Burritt’s over the years, their partnership at the speedway has kept up with the times, first with the traditional speedway pace car, then the Chevrolet Avalanche, and now the Chevrolet Silverado pace truck, allowing for one of the most loyal partnerships in Oswego Speedway history and an induction into the hall of fame this weekend.

Ticket sales for the baquet are now closed, but as part of the event, discounted room rates at host location Best Western PLUS in Oswego will be available to all ticket holders for $119. For more information, you can call the hotel at (315)-342-4040 or visit their website at BestWesternOswego.guestreservations.com. Plan to bring your banquet ticket with you upon check-in.

Oswego Speedway’s 2019 schedule, along with a full rule book, are both a work in progress. The speedway’s 69th annual Opening Day has been set for Saturday, May 25th. Open Practice will take place a week earlier on Saturday, May 18.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Sunshine Takes Title Pursuit Out West after Leffler Memorial Podium Run

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 1, 2018) – It all comes down to a pair of weekends out west.

Tyler Courtney and the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc USAC Sprint Car team take aim at the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car crown beginning with this weekend’s 51st Annual Western World Championships at San Tan Valley’s Arizona Speedway.

The two-day tilt on Friday and Saturday precedes next weekend’s season-ender for the USAC Sprint Cars at Perris Auto Speedway’s Oval Nationals.

Courtney enters this weekend atop the series win charts with ten USAC Sprint Car scores and is just 34 points out of the lead.

“Sunshine” crossed the stripe fifth during both nights of last year’s Western World Championships.

Two weekends of Sprint Car action follow after Courtney’s most recent run, a third-place showing at the USAC Midget “Jason Leffler Memorial” at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, IL, on Sunday, October 21.

His 40th overall top-five of the 2018 season pushed him to fourth in USAC Midget points aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing Driven2SaveLives/Indiana Donor Network No. 7bc entry.

“Sunshine” began the Leffler Memorial with a heat race win and back it up with a qualifying race win to earn the third starting position for the 40-lap feature event.

Courtney was in the lead mix throughout before ultimately settling for third at the stripe.

“We were good, we just needed a little extra to show him (Tyler Thomas) a nose and make him starting thinking a little bit but we couldn’t quite get there,” Courtney commented. “My guys worked their tails off again to give me a good car. Now we’ve got some more big races to try to get some good wins at.”

Already with 13 overall wins to his credit in 2018, “Sunshine” tries to add to that total with the West Coast stretch that begins with this weekend’s Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway.

2018 Quick Stats:

Overall: 67 races, 13 wins, 40 top-fives, 50 top-tens.

Sprint Cars: 42 races, 11 wins, 29 top-fives, 36 top-tens.

Midgets: 20 races, 2 win, 9 top-fives, 12 top-tens.

Silver Crown: 5 races, 2 top-fives, 2 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC National Sprint Cars at the 51st Annual Western World Championships at San Tan Valley’s Arizona Speedway on Friday and Saturday

Keep Track: Keep track of Tyler Courtney’s on-track action including schedule and results at www.tylercourtney.com.

If you would like Tyler Courtney Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Reutzel Closes Out Sprint Car Season at World Finals!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (November 1, 2018) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team will finish off a successful debut season as a team with this weekend’s World of Outlaws Sprint Car series portion of the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in North Carolina.

It is a season that got off to a hot start for Reutzel and Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X crew with his first career World of Outlaws win in March. It was a sign of things to come over the ensuing months, with the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team racking up eleven overall wins and the All Star Circuit of Champions title.

Reutzel will two get two more chances to add to the win column on Friday and Saturday following Thursday night’s qualifying sessions.

Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry take to the World Finals after last weekend’s World of Outlaws action that was hampered by rain. After Friday’s card was completely washed out, Saturday’s scheduled Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway was pushed back to Sunday afternoon.

And, after timing in tenth among his group, Reutzel had his heat race well in hand.

“We didn’t time in all that well, but it was actually good for the format,” Reutzel explained.

Misfortune struck while leading the heat race, bringing an early end to the team’s day.

“We were leading the heat and the fuel shutoff valve just fell apart,” Reutzel says. “I’ve never seen that happen before.”

Mired deep in a “C” Main lineup as a result of the unusual mechanical malfunction, Reutzel and crew opted to call it a day and prepare for the World Finals.

2018 Quick Stats: 73 races, 11 wins, 27 top-fives, 39 top-tens.

Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Car series at the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (qualifying on Thursday precedes two full cards on Friday and Saturday).

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

DRYDENE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS INKS MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH SHARK RACING Automotive, Commercial and Industrial Lubricants Manufacturer to Serve as Primary Sponsor For Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen in World of Outlaws Competition

CONCORD, North Carolina (Nov. 1, 2018) – Drydene Performance Products, the makers of automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, announced today a multi-year agreement with Shark Racing to serve as the primary sponsor for drivers Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen to compete in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Drydene served as a co-primary sponsor with Schuchart on his Shark Racing No. 1s machine for a majority of the 2018 campaign and is expanding their relationship in 2019 and 2020 to both cars owned by Sprint car Hall of Famer and one of the original Outlaws Bobby Allen. Headquartered in Jonestown, Pennsylvania, Drydene Performance Products also announced today a multi-year partnership with the World of Outlaws to become the Official Motor Oil and the Official Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Series beginning in 2019.

“Drydene is all in, and these partnerships underscore our commitment to Shark Racing, the World of Outlaws' series, and race fans throughout the United States,” said Dave Klinger, President of Drydene Performance Products. “Successful partnerships are mutually beneficial, and we recognize the growth Shark Racing has demonstrated during their first five years competing in the World of Outlaws. Drydene got a firsthand look this year while teaming up with Logan (Schuchart) for most of the 2018 season. He’s a rising star in this sport and we’re excited to align with him as he chases his dream of becoming a World of Outlaws champion. In addition, seeing talent develop is very important to us and we are thrilled to be able to expand our partnership with Shark Racing and add Jacob Allen to Team Drydene. Two drivers and two cars, both carrying the Drydene brand while chasing wins in “The Greatest Show on Dirt”, and all in front of the most passionate fans across the country… what a great way to build the Drydene brand.”

Schuchart is excited to continue carrying the Drydene brand into the future after a solid beginning to the partnership this season that included the Hanover, Pennsylvania native earning Drydene its first World of Outlaws triumph in August winning the Ironman 55. Wins during the prestigious Knoxville Nationals and later in the season in Fulton, New York also highlighted a campaign that continued his ascent in Sprint car racing’s premiere series. Entering the final weekend of competition, he is tied for seventh in overall wins, ranks fifth in top-five finishes, leads all drivers with seven fast qualifier awards and holds down the sixth position in the championship standings. Accomplishments he hopes to surpass next season driving the Drydene No. 1s.

“The Drydene relationship has been incredible and we’re just getting started,” said Schuchart, grandson of Bobby Allen. “Our goal is to become a World of Outlaws champion. Trying to do that with a company led by people like Dave Klinger that has passion for being the best is something I just can’t describe. I was ready to run through a brick wall the first time I heard Dave speak. Partnering with Drydene and racing with the World of Outlaws for years to come has all of us really excited. The future is really bright and we’re ready to get the job done.”

In the midst of completing a career-best season, Shark Racing’s Jacob Allen becomes the newest member of Team Drydene. The 24-year-old turned the corner this season and became a consistent threat starting in June. A 28-race stretch during the middle of the season elevated his status on the tour thanks to Allen leading laps in five races, finishing second four times and qualifying for both the Kings Royal and Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals A-Main fields. The experience gained along with the opportunity to represent Drydene in more than 90 nights of racing next season and beyond has Allen poised to make another big jump in the series standings.

“Following in my dad’s footsteps and racing with the Outlaws has been something I hoped I could do, but this year I really felt like I belonged and had a legitimate shot at competing for wins,” said Allen. “Now to join Team Drydene and carry their brand and products on the Shark Racing 1a next year is such a big deal for me. The game just got better for sure.”

For Shark Racing, the partnership with Drydene solidifies the team’s ability to continue its climb in the World of Outlaws hierarchy. From their initial season in 2014 through 2018, the growth curve has been steadily climbing to the point where Shark Racing cars were in contention for wins on a regular basis this season and with the partnership with Drydene Performance Products, owner Bobby Allen is poised to push his two drivers and the team to new heights.

“I only know one way to race and that’s to try to do everything I can to beat the competition,” admitted Allen, a former World Karting Champion and winner of the 1990 Knoxville Nationals. “Being around people like Dave Klinger at Drydene has me so pumped up to get to the track. Drydene's entire organization has a passion to win and be the best, and that’s the kind of energy we want to be surrounded by. We are looking forward to having a lot of success in the future.”

American owned and operated, Drydene Performance Products offers a complete line of automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants including engine oils, diesel exhaust fluid, transmission fluids, grease and hydraulic & gear oils. Drydene products are built with ALL Technology®, Advanced Lubricity Life chemistry, to meet and exceed today’s modern automotive, heavy duty and industrial needs.

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ABOUT DRYDENE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS For over a century Drydene lubricants have been made in America and made to last… paving the way on our highways, in our fields and on the production line. In the dawn of American industry, Drydene was there as we built our first roads, laid the blocks for our first factories, spanned rivers with new bridges and rail. And we’re still right here today doing what we do best; helping America Get the Job Done. Drydene products are built with ALL Technology®, Advanced Lubricity Life chemistry, to meet and exceed today’s modern automotive, heavy duty and industrial needs.

Drydene offers a complete line of automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants:

Engine Oils Diesel Exhaust Fluid Transmission Fluids Grease Hydraulic & Gear Oils

For more information, visit www.drydene.com or follow us on Facebook: TeamDrydene, Twitter: @TeamDrydene and Instagram: TeamDrydene.

ABOUT LOGAN SCHUCHART Logan Schuchart, pronounced (SHOE - HART), is completing his fifth season of competition with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series driving for Shark Racing. He competed in go-karts and won a number of track championships before moving to 358 Sprint cars in 2009. He won track and series championships in 358s before moving to the 410 division late in 2011. In 2012 and 2013, he collected wins with the All-Star Circuit of Champions and at legendary Central Pennsylvania tracks like Williams Grove, Lincoln, and Port Royal. In 2014, he began his career with the World of Outlaws and two years later scored his first career triumph in July 2016. He has eight career wins with the Outlaws and also scored two wins in Australia this past winter. More details are available at: www.loganschuchart.com and on social media platforms: Facebook - www.Facebook.com/LoganSchuchart1s, Twitter: @LSchuchart1s, and Instagram @loganschuchart.

ABOUT JACOB ALLEN Jacob Allen is in his fifth season of competition with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series driving for Shark Racing. He competed in go-karts before moving to 358 Sprint cars in 2012. He won races at Lincoln Speedway, Trail-way Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway in 358s before moving to the 410 division in 2013. He earned his first 410 win at Susquehanna Speedway after completing his third season competing with the World of Outlaws. Follow him on his social media platforms: Facebook: www.Facebook.com/JacobAllen, on twitter: @JacobAllen1a, and Instagram: @jacoballen1a.

ABOUT SHARK RACING Shark Racing is a dream realized of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame member Bobby Allen. The former world champion go-kart racer grew up in Miami, Florida and migrated to Central Pennsylvania in 1967 to race Sprint cars. After concluding his career as driver, which included hundreds of victories most notably the 1990 Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals, “Scruffy” began mentoring his grandson, Logan Schuchart, and son, Jacob Allen, from go-karts into 358-Winged Sprint car and ultimately into the 410-Winged Sprint car class. In 2014, he took both drivers out on the road to compete with the World of Outlaws. The team in the midst of their fifth season of competition with the Outlaws and have scored six wins to date. Shark Racing is based out of Hanover, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit https://shark1s.com/.

 

 

The Home of the 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals

FANS ADMITTED FREE TO OVAL NATIONALS PRACTICE ON NOVEMBER 7TH!

(Perris, CA, October 31, 2018) What has become a tradition at Perris Auto Speedway will take place on Wednesday, November 7th. All fans will be admitted free for the practice session for the 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction.

The practice session will begin at 5:00 P.M. Courtesy of Family Affair Concessions, fans will be able to purchase $2.00 pizza, soda and beer. There will be no charge for parking on practice night.

Earlier in the day, fans who are already at the track can also watch the parade of the team haulers heading into the pit area. That starts at 9:00 A.M. Wednesday morning and is best viewed in the pit parking lot.

“Practice night is a great time for fans to come out and see the best drivers in the nation getting their cars ready for the three nights of racing,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “Virtually all of the top teams from the Midwest take advantage to get their cars dialed in on practice night. In addition to the hardcore fans, it is a great time for locals who have never been to the races to come out for free and see what it is all about.”

2018 Budweiser Oval Nationals Entries

Car # Driver Residence Car Owner 2 Austin Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory 4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander 4 Justin Grant Ione, CA Topp Motorsports 4D TBA Gansen Motorsports 4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Gansen Motorsports 5 Chris Windom St. Louis, MO Baldwin Brothers 5 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Tye Mihocko 5M Max Adams Loomis, CA Max Adams 5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier 5X Logan Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory 7BC Tyler Courtney Fishers, IN Clauson/Marshall Racing 8 Michael Faccinto Hanford, CA Jim Richardson 10V Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing 12 Joel Rayborne West Covina, CA Rodney Rayborne 13 Dennis Gile Mesa, AZ Gene Gile 15 Danny Sheridan Santa Maria, CA Rick Johnson 16 Bud Kaeding Campbell, CA MMR 19S Jason McDougal Andrew Reinbold 19AZ Andrew Reinbold 21 A.J. Bender Ramona, CA Richard Bender 28 Matt McCarthy Riverside, CA Matt MCCarthy 30 C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Chuck Leary 32 Chase Stockon Fort Branch, IN Chase Stockon 34AZ Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA Grau/Burkhart 39E Kyle Edwards Fountain Valley, CA Gordon Edwards 42 Danny Faria Jr. Tipton, CA Dwight Cheney 44 Cody Williams Corona, CA John Jory 50 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr. 51 Austin Ervine Bakersfield, PA James Ervine 52 Isaac Chappell Wilkinson, IN Isaac Chappell 55 Tony Everhart El Cajon, CA Tony Everhart 68 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Shawn Thomas 69 Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Dynamics, Inc. 72 Gary Marshall Jr. Pomona, CA Gary Marshall Sr. & Jr. 74X Josh Hodges Tijeras, NM Jack Hodges 83 Austin Liggett Tracy, NM Tim Liggett 88V Jace Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing 90 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman 91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance 92 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Tom & Lauri Sertich 92X TBA Tom & Lauri Sertich 98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy 98 Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale, CA Jeremy Ellertson 99 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Bacon Marshall Mtrsprts.

Oval Nationals Champions 1996 Jimmy Sills 1997 Rip Williams 1998 Rodney Argo 1999 Rickie Gaunt 2000 Tony Jones 2001 Bud Kaeding 2002 Bud Kaeding 2003 Cory Kruseman 2004 Cory Kruseman 2005 Dave Darland 2006 Dave Darland 2007 Bud Kaeding 2008 Jesse Hockett 2009 Damion Gardner 2010 Chris Windom 2011 Damion Gardner 2012 Mike Spencer 2013 Dave Darland 2014 Robert Ballou 2015 Bryan Clauson 2016 Damion Gardner 2017 Kevin Thomas Jr.

Advance tickets for all the Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction, are available 24 hours a day online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not want to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.

Camping for the Oval Nationals will begin on Monday. The price to camp is $25.00 per night. There are no hook-ups.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the So Cal Fair and Event Center (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2018 Perris Auto Speedway

October 27th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 7th Oval Nationals Practice

November 8th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 9th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

 

 

Rilat Nets Top-10 Finish in ASCS National Tour Standings for 10 th Time in Career

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (No. 1, 2018) - Travis Rilat ended his season last weekend during the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling hosted by Creek County Speedway.

The BDS Motorsports driver was one of 61 drivers to tackle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com season finale on Saturday after Friday's preliminary night rained out.

Rilat placed fourth in a heat race before he advanced from ninth to seventh place in a qualifier. That relegated him to a B Main, but a rally from fourth to second place earned a transfer into the back of the main event. Rilat capped the night by maneuvering from 21st to 16 th.

"The heat race got us behind the eight ball, but it was good to show progress in the qualifier, B Main and main event," he said. "That wasn't the result we wanted to end the season with, but there were about 45 drivers behind us so it wasn't a bad night."

Rilat's performance secured a ninth-place result in the ASCS National Tour championship standings despite missing multiple races because of work commitments. It marked the 10th time in Rilat's career that he has posted a top 10 in the standings.

"Our goal was to compete for the championship and we got behind early in the year because of some misfortune," he said. "Then I had to miss a couple of races because of work so we weren't able to contend for the title, but it was a positive to end the season in the top 10 given all the circumstances. I want to thank Bryan Sundby and the team for the opportunity and hard work."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (1); Qualifier: 7 (9); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 16 (21).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 20 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - MDS Boring & Drilling

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"We are excited to have MDS Boring & Drilling as part of the team," Rilat said. "I look forward to visiting Victory Lane several times this year with MDS Boring & Drilling."

Rilat would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, Frio Chevrolet, The BOSS, Shark Racing Engines, CnB Chubby, Champion Brands, Joe's Kleen Products, KSE Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, All Star Auto Reconditioning, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Carlan Services, Car Star Collision and Service (from Leduc, Alberta, Canada), Clark Construction, Diversified Machine Inc., Dyer Rods, Eagle Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gee and Gee Racing, Gillund Enterprises, Global Power Services, Hepfner Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Impact Coatings, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kustom Sprintcar Supplies, Lanktree Holdings, Millstone, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pat Beck Motorsports, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance - Newton, Iowa, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shane Liebig, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Speedway Motors, Strong Crane Service, Super Shox, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes and Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Ties Career-Best Finish and Career-Best Number of Top 10s in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (Nov. 1, 2018) - Joe Trenca produced several bright moments throughout the 2018 season.

The Mucci Motorsports driver tied his career-best sprint car finish with a runner-up result at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Aug. 24. He also added a fourth-place finish at the track on Sept. 22.

"We ran really well at Outlaw Speedway this year," Trenca said. "We ended the season with four straight top 10s there to give us 10 career top 10s at Outlaw. A big part of that is our comfort and confidence there so our focus moving forward is to build more comfort and confidence at more tracks."

Trenca posted 11 top 10s this season, which tied his most ever in a single season. He also finished the season with back-to-back top 10s.

"I feel like we are ending the year with some good momentum so that is a positive heading into the offseason," he said.

Trenca also highlighted his 13 starts in 410ci winged sprint car competition by scoring a 10th-place result at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 11.

"We were able to do more traveling this year and see some new tracks so that was exciting," he said. "Our plan is to continue to do more 410 shows as well as go to new tracks. I think that's the best way to become a better driver.

"I want to thank my family, my crew and all of our partners for the support. We're going to work hard to make 2019 our best year ever."

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 11 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 26 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

From the wilds of Baja, Mexico, to the "Good Ole Boys" of NASCAR, from mowers to fitness equipment, FK Rod Ends is there with an evolving program designed to supply rod end products to users everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.FKRodEnds.com.

"We're really excited to work with FK Rod Ends again this year," Trenca said. "They have an outstanding track record and we look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, Weld Wheels, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, Fast Axle, Wilwood Brakes, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Seals-It, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

IRCO RETURNS FOR 12TH CONSECUTIVE QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL, MARCH 3 TO MARCH 9, 2019

The dates for the popular twelfth edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show have been confirmed for 2019 and the hard-working staff and the many historical groups and speedways are beginning to place all of the necessary pieces on paper to insure the racing community of another great show. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 3rd and will run through March 9th in 2019.

The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event for the local Tri-State area. Quaker Steak & Lube will once again sponsor the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes event to be held at the Phillipsburg Mall from March 3rd through the 9th in 2019. Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, is the award-winning casual dining concept known for their Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the trend setting 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show to take place at the Phillipsburg, New Jersey Mall, located on Route 22 East. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled with some of the best food in the local area.

For the 12th consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will be a strong supporting sponsor of the Dirt Track Heroes Race Car Show. “IRCO Credit Union is pleased to continue its very successful relationship with the Dirt Track Heroes Show,” stated IRCO Vice President Greg Collins. “The show has proven to be a very effective means of establishing the IRCO brand and promoting our various financial products in both the local and racing community. We look forward to another outstanding show at the Phillipsburg Mall in March.”

IRCO Credit Union serves over 8,000 members offering a wide variety of financial products and services and serves the towns of Phillipsburg & Alpha as well as the townships of Franklin, Greenwich, Harmony, Lopatcong and Pohatcong in NJ and the counties of Northampton and Lehigh in PA. IRCO membership is open to individuals who live, work, shop, attend school, worship, or volunteer in any of these communities. As a community-based financial institution, all loan decisions are promptly made in their local offices by onsite lending personnel. Information about IRCO’s various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.com, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton PA.

Collins, who is the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway further added, "We are overjoyed to once again play an integral part in the Dirt Track Heroes Show. For me, since day one of the very first show, it is living the dream as the cars and the stars who come out for the show are and remain my heroes and we are proud to be associated with this great show. It is hard to believe this is the twelfth year of the show as the years have gone by so quickly. We are looking forward to another great show and rekindling the great memories of the golden era of the sport."

The 12th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a busy seven days planned with opening day set for Sunday, March 3rd. Race cars from a multitude of series and divisions and show cars from street rods to drag cars will be on display with a full week of nightly special events and interviews. The 2018 edition of the show produced more than 300 driver and owner interviews throughout the week. In 2018, there were 141 entries for the event. The popular round table discussions return and expanded as many of the legendary drivers reunite to share special and unique stories that took place at the speedways on and off the track. With this being the twelfth year of the show's existence, the management and staff of the event are reaching out to all avenues of racing to become involved with the show.

Taking over the reigns of the show under the auspices of Bob and Donna Miller, will be Justin Beltrame. Beltrame is a natural fit to take over coordinating the show events from Ed and Steve Pados, who have been assisting him in preparing for the event. Beltrame has been part of the show since it's inception and has a vast knowledge of racing in the local area and to a greater capacity the history of the racing action that took place at the now defunct Lake Mocatek Speedway. Beltrame is coordinating with the Millers and the Pados Brothers as to what portions of the show need to be tweaked and the continuance acknowledgement of the past, present and future of racing and the show. “I’m excited to have Justin join the team of the Dirt Track Heroes event and looking forward to his key contributions to making this show even better than before ”, said Bob Miller.

The Phillipsburg Mall has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will once again offer many varieties of new and vintage race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the Mall for the duration of the show's run. The eleven previous shows have brought out race cars from all divisions of motor-sports filling the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing have been highlighted in a week long show celebrating the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many wonderful people associated with the sport. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to flock to the show to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall for the upcoming twelfth edition of the show.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great tribute keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443- 513-4456, via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. or contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or through email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net

 

 

Col Beasley tribute by the All Stars.

“Finally we are about to kick off our 12th season of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Timmis Speedway, this Sat night – Nov 3rd.. I can’t wait to see all our old teams, meet our new teams and be back at Mildura again for our opening night. With a star studded field of top 360 competitors including past 360 Australian Champions, both the Victorian and South Australian State Champions and 3 past Series Champions; and what a cool way to kick off our season with the Col Beasley Classic incorporating RD1. As everyone remembers Col was a well-loved bloke around Mildura and passionate sprintcar competitor. He ran with us back in the day and we are really honoured to be able to hold this tribute night in his honour. ” says Mandy Searle Series Promoter.

Back by popular demand is the ‘King of the River’ with a new sponsor on board. West Coast Concreting have picked up the naming rights for this mini-series and Mildura will be Round 1 of the 5 rounds which are all based along the Murray River and has $2500 to win purse.

Well known car owner and crew guru Tony Bartlett has joined forces with the V29 Michael Tancredi team. Tancredi has been racing for a couple of seasons now but will certainly benefit from Bartlett’s knowledge. His experience is proven winning 3 series championships over the years with three different drivers. ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock is backing up for his 12th season. Locks dedication to the series has to be admired with the team only missing 1 show since the series started. After a nail biting finish for the Championship last season SA33 Mark Caruso is back to go one better this season. Caruso and Paul Solomon tied for the Championship at the final round with Solomon taking it out narrowly by winning one more A Main than Caruso. Hard charger’s SA44 Dan Evans, SA 96 Brendan Guerin and V34 Brenten Farrer all always put on a show at Timmis and will all be aiming to take out the Beasley event. SA16 Jack Gartner is rolling into his 4th season and his results are really stepping up. Gartner who recently turned 21 would love nothing better than to put it on the podium for RD1. Chad Ely is back in his own SA22 J&J for the night. Ely has done limited 360 shows over the past couple of seasons and has some mixed emotions from Mildura a few seasons back; an A Main win will solve this. Series regulars SA95 Jarman Dalitz, V16 James Wren, SA5 Trigga Gates just to name a few are locked in for the Beasley Classic all looking for a strong start to the season.

With the usual All Star giveaways, posters, driver autograph signing it will be lots a family fun. On track action starts from 5.30pm. November 3rd Timmis Speedway, Mildura.

 

 

Wilson Closing Season This Weekend During World of Outlaws World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 31, 2018) - Greg Wilson wraps up his 2018 campaign this weekend during the World of Outlaws World Finals.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels sponsored team will compete Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"World Finals is an exciting event that garners a lot of attention," he said. "There will be a lot of fans there and a ton of great drivers competing so it's always a lot of fun. Since it's the final race of the season it's also important to run well to try to end the year with some momentum."

Wilson scored his second career World of Outlaws triumph at the track in May 2016.

"It's always a confidence booster to go to a track where you've won," he said. "If that track can get slick and wide that would play to our strengths."

Wilson raced in the Tuscarora 50 hosted by Port Royal Speedway last Sunday. The event's preliminary night rained out on Friday prior to the finale being shifted back a day because of the inclement weather. Track conditions were fast, making passing a difficult task.

"Kudos to Port Royal for getting the show in," he said. "On a track like that qualifying is everything because it's so difficult to pass. We didn't get qualified in where we wanted so it was uphill for the rest of the night."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 7 (8); C Main: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

72 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Tuesday at Barnes Tire & Service Center in Jasper, Tenn., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Gear Alloy Wheels

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"Gear Alloy Wheels has been a big part of the growth of our team," Wilson said. "Not only do they offer a top-notch product, the process is geared toward customer satisfaction. We're thrilled with our partnership with Gear Alloy Wheels and look forward to success together for many years."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Redlined Welding & Construction, Callies, Magtech Ignition, Banshee Graphics, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Pfann's Custom Performance & Restoration, Tim Hogan's Carpet (Lima, Ohio), Bedford Valley Petroleum, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Elite Wings, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

White Concludes Second Season on the Road With Fast Race Car at Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Finale

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (Oct. 31, 2018) - Harli White had a strong run going last Saturday during the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway.

White won a heat race, placed seventh in a qualifier and won a B Main to lock into the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com main event. Unfortunately, she was caught up in a racing incident early and was unable to finish the feature.

"There were 60 other cars there so it was great to drive our way into the show," she said. "It's a small, tight track and everyone is racing in close quarters. We were involved in a crash early in the race and weren't able to get back out there."

White finished her second full season on the ASCS National Tour ranked 11 th in the championship standings - only 24 points out of a top 10.

"It takes a lot to complete a full season on the road so that's an accomplishment in itself," she said. "I want to thank my family, sponsors and crew chief, Ryan, for all of the hard work and support. I feel like we've gotten a lot better during the last two years of being on the road full time."

White is scheduled to race this Sunday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series. She will line up seventh in the first of twin features.

"We had a good run from fifth to third during a heat race before placing seventh in a dash a couple of weeks ago when the event started," she said. "It ended up raining out the features so we're excited that they rescheduled on a weekend we had off so we can go race. Hopefully we can move forward and earn a strong finish in both main events."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 7 (5); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: DNF (19).

SEASON STATS -

60 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 19 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/ .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CatSpot

CatSpot is an organic cat litter delivery service. The litter is all natural, which is odor eliminating and hypoallergenic. The product is sold online at http://www.CatSpotLitter.com and is delivered with free shipping.

"You pray for a sponsor to come along that helps you out and become family with them and CatSpot has been that for us," White said. "My whole family and I have been praying for a moment like this to happen. We're all excited to get the season going and I think it's going to have bigger and better things to come."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Nattress Construction, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., The Mower Shop, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, PXP Racewear, All Star Performance, Broken Arrow Powder Coating, Inc., Tommy Thompson Motorsports, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Takes Opportunity to Learn During Debut at Creek County Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (Oct. 31, 2018) - Jack Dover made the most of a long trip to Oklahoma last weekend to race in the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

Rain wiped out Friday's opening night, setting the stage for a one-day event at Creek County Speedway on Saturday. It marked his debut at the track.

"That's 14 hours roundtrip," he said. "It's a long ways to go for one day. I wanted to race so I decided to go. I just couldn't get a handle on the car all night. We made everything super soft and just couldn't get it soft enough. I've never had the car as soft as I was until that night. I soften up the bars and shocks so it'd bite more. It still wasn't good enough."

Dover advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race before he finished 10th in a qualifier. That relegated him to a B Main.

"We went out for the B Feature and I threw some crazy stuff at it," he said. "It was a lot better, but wasn't great. It's stuff we haven't tried before so now I know what it'll do. We took a bad night and turned it into something decent."

Dover advanced into the fifth position, but he spun to avoid a driver in front of him who'd spun out with approximately three laps remaining. Dover called it a night following the incident and headed to the pits.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (5); Qualifier: 10 (7); B Main: DNF (7).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 12 wins, 24 top fives, 30 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackdoverracing?fref=ts

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Trail Performance Coatings Inc.

Trail Performance Coatings Inc., which is based in Papillion, Neb., specializes in powder coating, ceramic coating, Teflon coating and engine coating. For more information, visit http://www.TrailPerformance.com .

"Trail Performance Coatings Inc. has supported our team since 2005," Dover said. "Josh Trail has become much more than a sponsor. He's a friend and we're happy to work with him and everyone at Trail Performance Coatings Inc."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Liquid Trucking, SSS Motorsports, Certified Transmission, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Bogucki Garners Rookie of the Year Award and Top-10 Points Finish With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (Oct. 31, 2018) - When reflecting on his first season chasing points with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com, Australian Scott Bogucki simply stated, "I learned a lot and I know what needs to be done for next year. It will be a different story."

Bogucki wrapped up his 2018 racing season last Saturday at Creek County Speedway during the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling. After winning his heat race and finishing fourth in a qualifier, Bogucki rolled off 11 th in the main event.

"Going into the weekend we had the Rookie of the Year Award locked up and we were gunning to take seventh in points from Skylar Gee," he said. "Once he locked into the A Main I knew we couldn't do that so I was going to let it rip to try and get the win. Unfortunately I got squeezed into an infield tire and broke a radius rod and that ended our night."

Reflecting on 2018, Bogucki said he is proud of how his SawBlade.com backed team grew and learned and he is excited about next season. Bogucki finished eighth in the ASCS National Tour championship standings and out of the 44 total races he competed in during 2018 he recorded a win at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, to go with seven top-five finishes and 19 top-10 runs.

"I feel as though we should have won a lot more features than one and we should have finished third or fourth in points," he said. "If you look at the features we didn't make because of bad luck or dumb mistakes we could have easily been in the top five."

Now that the season is over Bogucki and the SawBlade.com sponsored team are busy at their Houston, Texas, based shop getting ready for 2019. Bogucki leaves soon to return to Australia.

"We have three new Maxim cars ready, three fresh Ostrich 360 engines and a fresh 410 ready to go," he said. "Quite frankly this is the best position I have ever been in my racing career. If you look at where we started the year to where we ended it's been a lot of hard work and stress to get here, but it's all I've ever wanted to do. So I will give it my all. I'll be back in the states in February and we will be ready to race in March.

"We will work every day until I leave for home. I can't thank Dillon (Paddock) enough for all he has done. I hope he comes back with me next year. I trust him and we work extremely well together."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 4 (5); Feature: 20 (11).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 19 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sawblade.com_

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

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"I can't thank them and all my sponsors enough for all they did for me," Bogucki said. "We literally couldn't have done this without each and every one of them."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Jetco Electrical, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Lone Star Metal Werx, Momentum Suspension and Findley and Sons for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Becomes Fourth Woman to Complete Full ASCS National Tour Season

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (Oct. 31, 2018) - Alex Hill gained valuable experience on a tricky track and she celebrated her teammate's championship last Saturday at Creek County Speedway during the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

The 18-year-old ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year contender began her final night of racing for the year slotted in the sixth starting position of her heat race at the bullring.

"I got a good start and was able to move up to fourth, but I wasn't sticking the exit very well," she said. "My car didn't have much grip. Then a couple of cars got by me before I moved around and was able to improve my exit. My car was good. It was just some mistakes on the part of the driver."

Hill's finish placed her in the ninth starting spot in one of three B Mains, which were run due to the stout, 61-car field.

"I had a pretty good start in that race, too," she said. "I think we were up to about fourth at one point. But then there was a restart we didn't need. The track eventually went from the bottom to the top. I was running the bottom and got passed by a couple of cars. Then I moved to the top, but the car was a little too tight to run well up there."

While Hill finished the evening ninth in a B Main, she was happy to join her first-year Hill's Racing teammate Sam Hafertepe Jr. in celebration following his feature win and third ASCS National Tour title.

"It was awesome," she said. "I'm really happy for Sam and his team and for my parents, of course. My dad really loves this sport and it was nice to see it finally pay off for him. It was really cool."

Also of significance, Hill became only the fourth woman in the history of the ASCS National Tour to complete the full season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 9 (9).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 24 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Townline Variety

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"Townline Variety is my dad's business and has been operating longer than I've been alive," Hill said. "It has always supported my career and I'm extremely grateful for that."

Hill would also like to thank BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Slade Shock Technology, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Gaerte/TOPP Performance Race Products, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vortex Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

Robert Ballou Motorsports and Dave Darland Team Up To Head West

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series heads West, Robert Ballou Motorsports and Dave Darland have teamed up and ‘The People’s Champ’ will pilot the Ballou Motorsports entry at this weekend’s Western World Championship’s at Arizona Speedway and the season ending Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway November 8th, 9th, and 10th.”

“I absolutely love Sprint Car racing, and Dave Darland is a legend in our sport so I am really excited to have him in my car as we head out West,” Robert Ballou said. “Western World’s and the Oval Nationals are two great events and I look forward to helping Dave add to his all time USAC National Sprint Car wins total.”

Over the course of his storied career, Darland has been able to win the famed Oval Nationals on three separate occasions, as well as sitting atop the All Time USAC National Sprint Car Series Career wins list with 60 wins to his credit. The 2017 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee is also a three-time Indiana Sprint Week Titleist, leads the series in all time wins during ISW, and picked up 100 career wins in his father’s storied No. 36D entry.

Heading into the final two events of the season, crowd favorite, Dave Darland currently sits fifth in the season long point standings with two National wins to his credit.

“I am very thankful that Robert Ballou agreed to put this together and head West,’ Dave Darland said. “I also have to thank my son, Trenton, as well as Jimmy Jones for all of their help getting everything ready. We had a handful of supporters step up to make this possible and I appreciate them as well. I am very much looking forward to driving the 12 car.”

“Being from California, I always look forward to getting out West and catching up with some fans that I don’t get to see as much as I would like to,” Ballou noted. “This year will be a little different, but I am nothing but confident in what we can do with Dave in the seat. Thank you to all of the great people that have made this trip possible.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Dickinson Farms, Lucas Oil Products, Abreu Vineyards, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, MPHG Promotion, Unique Breedz, Suburban Subaru, Jamie Davidson Scrap Metal, Twister-X, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, Blakesley Auto, 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, and Bell Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Ballou is scheduled to race with the MOWA this Friday and Saturday night in Jacksonville, IL.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 50, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 23, Top-10’s- 37

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.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Making World of Outlaws World Finals Debut This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 31, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi will make his World of Outlaws World Finals debut this weekend in North Carolina.

Scelzi, who will drive Bernie Stuebgen's No. 71 sprint car, is slated to compete Thursday through Saturday during the marquee World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord.

"It's a track Bernie has been to a lot," he said. "He and Joey Saldana had a lot of success there last year. Bernie has given me a fast car all year so I'm excited. The track is slick and smooth and wide. I seem to do well on those types of tracks."

Scelzi and Stuebgen have been a fast combination this year, including last weekend during the famed Tuscarora 50 hosted by Port Royal Speedway. More than 50 competitors invaded the $51,000-to-win event, which was pushed to Sunday after rain washed out Friday's preliminary night and postponed Saturday's show.

"We didn't qualify that great, but it worked out because of the inversion," Scelzi said. "We timed in 11th quickest in our group, but because there were three heats and a four-car inversion in each heat it put us on the pole."

Scelzi won his heat race to lock himself into the third starting position for the 50-lap main event on the half-mile oval.

"I fell back to seventh at the beginning, but I got going and got up to fourth," he said. "On restarts I ran the bottom and made up time. I slid Shane (Stewart) and got to fourth. I thought we were really good and if a yellow happened we might have got a podium, but we for sure had a top-four car."

Unfortunately, the race car sustained a parts failure while Scelzi was running fourth with approximately 19 laps remaining. He was unable to finish and was credited with a 19th-place finish.

"I want to say great job to the race track," he said. "It rained all week, but the track was wide and racy. We did some different stuff to the car and it worked. Thanks to Bernie and Betsy for the opportunity. I'm really looking forward to the World Finals this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 18 (3).

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 3 wins, 19 top fives, 30 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Scelzi-Motorsports/225890834113599

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - KSE Racing Products

KSE Racing Products has been manufacturing premium oval track racing products for more than 35 years. All of its products are proudly built in the USA by a talented team of craftsmen at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility just north of Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit http://www.KSE-Racing.com.

"We've been running KSE steering boxes for the last few years," Scelzi said. "They build an absolutely outstanding product. Their quality is second to none."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Scelzi Enterprises, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Panella Trucking, NAPA Auto Parts, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Todd Jorgensen, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat, Southern Pacific Farms and Indy Race Parts for their continued support.

 

 

Sam Hafertepe, Jr Uses KSE Racing Products to Cap Third Consecutive ASCS National Tour Crown

PETERSEN MEDIA: In a light week of racing leading up to the World Finals, championships were settled and drivers were continuously victorious with KSE Racing Products.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series penultimate event, the Tuscarora 50, was delayed by Mother Nature, but when the skies cleared it was Donny Schatz parking his Tony Stewart Racing entry in victory lane on Sunday evening.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr has been on kill the last three season’s with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Haftertepe used his KSE Racing Products to garner his third consecutive series championship as he capped the season off win a win at Creek County Speedway as he shared victory lane with Tyler Thomas who won the POWRi feature.

While things slow down in the USA, they begin to heat up in Australia and James McFadden continues to dominate across the pond as he used KSE Racing Products to pocket a win at Valvoline Raceway.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

KYLE LARSON RACING BLASTS INTO WORLD FINALS WITH A PAIR OF CARS DOUBLE DUTY IN CHARLOTTE:

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season will come to a close this weekend at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. The Kyle Larson Racing team will take Shane Stewart in the Chevrolet Accessories No. 2 and Carson Macedo in the Tarlton and Son Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions No. 22 to the World of Outlaws World Finals.

STEWART AT CHARLOTTE: The Bixby, Okla., native has 12 previous starts at the semi-banked, 4/10-mile oval with Kyle Larson Racing. The team has tallied two quick-times, three runner-up finishes and seven top-10 scores. Earlier this season, Stewart qualified 11th and charged from fourth to second in his heat race, transferring him into the Dash where he finished second. Stewart started on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap feature and got the early jump. Later in lapped traffic Stewart lost the lead to the eventual race winner, but still finished in the runner-up spot.

MACEDO AT WORLD FINALS: The 22-year-old has two previous starts at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during World Finals, both coming in Joe Gaerte's No. 3G. Macedo's best finish came in the 2016 season finale on Saturday night. The Lemoore, Calif., native qualified 12th in the opening Flight of time trials and finished sixth in his heat race. He then ran fifth in the Last Chance Showdown, missing the final transfer to the feature event by one position.

RACE INFORMATION: For more information on the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, please visit www.worldofoutlawsworldfinals.com and to purchase tickets, please click here. If you are unable to make it to the event, all three nights will be streamed live on DIRTVision.

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Kyle Larson. The Elk Grove, Calif., native will compete in the AAA Texas 500 this Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Jakob Weaver of Coldwater, Mich.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners Chevy Accessories, BRANDT, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, Coca-Cola, Howard Johnson Lima and Scott for being a part of our team.

CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

 

 

Ian Madsen To Conclude Rookie Season on World of Outlaws Tour at World Finals Following 11th Place Run at Tuscarora 50

PETERSEN MEDIA- Setting out for his first full go at the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule back in February, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team are set to drop the curtain on their rookie campaign as all dirt roads lead to this weekend’s World Finals event in Charlotte, NC.

“It has been a grueling season with a lot of ups and downs,” Ian Madsen said. “It was kind of expected with us seeing some of these places for the first time. As a team we learned a ton, and as a driver I learned a lot about a good travel plan and times to stay away, as well as good times to jump in and lend a hand.”

Fighting Mother Nature during the penultimate event of the year at Port Royal Speedway over the weekend, the weather played nice and allowed Madsen and Company to get dirt at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday for the 51st Annual Tuscarora 50.

“We had really good speed all day Sunday, we just did not have the greatest luck,” Madsen noted.

Timing the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed NO. 18 entry in fourth fastest in qualifying flight ‘B’, the St. Marys, NSW native would line up third in his heat race.

With the Tuscarora 50 format used for this event, Madsen’s fourth place finish would not be enough to transfer him directly into the 50-lap feature event and it would force him into the ‘B’ where he would capitalize from his front row starting position and pick up the win.

Moving into the ‘A’, Madsen would find himself deep in the field as he took the green flag from the 21st starting position.

When the race came to life, Madsen showcased a very strong KCP Racing entry as he worked his way forward almost at will on the ½ mile speed plant. Working into the Top-15, issues on the 17th lap saw Madsen slow with a flat tire, which would force him to the work area.

Able to make repairs, Madsen would rejoin the field as restarted back in the 19th position. Still with a strong mount underneath him and a ton of laps left in the race, Madsen would continue claw his way forward.

Getting by a mix of World of Outalws standout as well as some stout PA Posse regulars, Madsen would just narrowly miss out on a Top-10 as he crossed the finish line with an 11th place finish.

“My guys gave me a great car all day long, we just kind of were in a bad position in our heat with the format, and then had some bad luck that set us back in the feature,” Madsen added. “A good result, and now we look forward to the World Finals where we had a couple of strong runs back in 2017.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, Coverage Direct, Revolution Race Gear, Monarch’s, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-76, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 9, Top 10’s-33

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing will be in action for one final weekend of action this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in Charlotte, NC.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Sides Rebounds for Top 10 During Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 30, 2018) - Jason Sides posted his best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result at Port Royal Speedway in 15 years last Sunday during the Tuscarora 50.

"That was a night where you wanted to draw big because of how wet the track was," he said. "We were in luck because we got the No. 67. It was split qualifying. We timed in 10th in our group and it turned out after qualifying like that because of the inversion of four in each heat we were on the pole."

Sides finished in the runner-up position in a heat race to lock into the 10 th starting position for the main event.

"We didn't get a very good start in the heat race," he said. "I thought it was decent, but Danny Dietrich was beside me. I tried to stay with him into turn one. It was like our stuff was too cold waiting even with the heater on it. It had that cold transmission feel where it lugged down through there. After the first lap or two it started feeling really good.

"We had a game plan for the main event, but it got thrown out the window when our car pushed like a dump truck going into the first turns. That's the second week in a row it did that. I'm not sure what causes it. It does it with a full load of fuel and with no air on your wings. Nobody else has that problem so I'm not sure what's causing it for me. I fell to the back and watched all the crashes and saw a couple of motors blow up. We kept ourselves on the lead lap until the mid-race red flag. We didn't put as much fuel in it during the break and it seemed like we were pretty good. We worked our way back through there."

Although Sides started 10th, he dropped to the back of the field on the opening lap. He then maneuvered through the field before securing the 10th position in the closing laps. It marked his best finish at Port Royal Speedway since 2003 when he ended seventh.

Sides will wrap up the season this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"At the end of the season we've finally got a handle on some things," he said. "I hate that it's over, but at the same time I'm glad. We can start rebuilding and going for next year."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 10 (10).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

82 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 63 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SidesMotorsport

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc. Wetherington Tractor Service is a state certified contractor specializing in site development, utilities, demolition and trucking. For more information, visit http://www.WTSinc.us.

"Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., has been with me for about 14 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 East Coast Logistics, VRP Shocks, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, FSR Radiators, Jim Schuhknecht, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Bergman Earns Podium Finish to Wrap Up Career-Best Season on ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (Oct. 30, 2018) - Seth Bergman capped his career-best season on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com by scoring a podium finish last Saturday during the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway.

Bergman recorded a podium finish to give him 16 top fives this season with the series - tied for his most ever in a single season - en route to his career-best runner-up result in the championship standings.

Following Friday's rainout, the event concluded on Saturday with Bergman maneuvering from sixth to third place in a heat race. He then finished where he started - second - in a qualifier to rank sixth in overall points. That lined him up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"There were like 60 cars there so I felt pretty good about it," he said. "I got to third and about halfway through I was racing for the lead and had a chance to win. Then we had a caution. The way the race played out I didn't have another chance to win."

Bergman's third-place result marked his eighth podium of the season with the ASCS National Tour.

"We've had a good level of speed all year and going into the final night we ended with a good result," he said. "We were faced with a lot of pressure at times this year and we were in a good pressure situation this weekend with Wayne (Johnson) being so close (for second in the standings). I was glad how we did under pressure.

"It's definitely puts us on a higher platform to build off. Every year I learn. We take what we like and push forward into the next year. As I get older and the team is around longer there's more distinct things I see that needs to be fixed. I don't have a huge budget so over the last few years we've fixed things here and there and we do our best. I feel like next year we'll be as good as we've ever been and we'll have a shot at the title."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (6); Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 3 (6).

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 10 wins, 32 top fives, 44 top 10s, 51 top 15s, 56 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"We're proud to have such a valued company in Lucas Oil Products, Inc., join our team this season," Bergman said. "They make top-of-the-line products that all the race teams use and their brand is known as quality so it's exciting to have the support of such an esteemed company."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Young Tool Company, Triple X Race Components, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Nearly Overcomes Pair of Problems During Tuscarora 50

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 30, 2018) - Trey Starks came up only one spot shy of making the Tuscarora 50 main event last Sunday at Port Royal Speedway, where rain wiped out the preliminary night on Friday before postponing Saturday's finale a day.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver kicked off the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event by qualifying 17th quickest in his group. He then advanced from sixth into the third-and-final lock-in position to the main event before a late-race incident in his heat race.

"We had some really bad luck," Starks said. "We had some things break that don't normally break. We had a little fortune at first in our heat to gain us positions. We were able to work our way from sixth to third, but we had an ignition problem coming to the white flag."

Starks dramatically slowed in turn four coming to the white flag. He was credited with a fifth-place finish in the heat following the problem. That relegated him to the 10th starting position in the Last Chance Showdown.

"On the second lap we ended up losing brakes," he said. "That hurt us pretty bad. We worked our way to fifth and had a really fast race car. We needed it to be a 15-lap B Main because we were really fast and headed to the front. We just needed more time."

Starks maneuvered to a fifth-place finish, which was one position out of transferring into the A Main.

"I was happy to have a fast car despite all of our bad luck," he said. "It's a shame we ended up one spot short."

Starks is heading south to race this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "We're usually fast there. We set quick time during qualifying last year and led feature laps in 2015. I think if we do what we normally do we'll be all right."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 5 (10).

SEASON STATS -

72 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreyStarksRacing?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Brands

Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for 60 years. Champion also produces and blends more than 300 products including fuel, oil and engine additives and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural and specialty markets. For more information, visit http://www.ChampionBrands.com.

"Champion Brands is a great company that is synonymous with racing," Starks said. "We use Champion oil and other Champion products and we are proud to be supported by such an esteemed company."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Textron Off Road, Golf Cart Services, J&J Auto Racing, FK Rod Ends, Fibreworks Composites, Moose Blocks, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Security Race Products, Benner's Butcher Shoppe and Darwin L. Martin Trucking for their continued support.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Focused on 'Wicked' Performance During World of Outlaws Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 30, 2018) - Kraig Kinser has his eyes on finishing the 2018 season on a high note this weekend during the World of Outlaws World Finals.

Kinser enters the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season finale, which runs Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., ranked 10th in the championship standings. If he can maintain that position it will be the ninth different season that he's garnered a top 10 in the standings with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

"I've had some success there and I'm looking to end the year on a strong note," he said. "Charlotte can be good for us. It's all about getting qualifying. Thursday sets the tone for the whole weekend. As wide as it gets and as slick as it can get, even if you qualify bad if you can just get in the feature you've got a chance to make some moves."

Kinser will be donning the Wicked Cushion logo this weekend as well.

"I want to thank everyone at Wicked Cushion for coming on board," he said. "We're looking forward to a fun and successful weekend."

Kinser raced last Sunday at Port Royal Speedway during the Tuscarora 50, which was plagued by rain all weekend until the finale was run on Sunday afternoon.

"It's a tough place, especially as fast as it was all night," he said. "I wish it had got slicker. Passing was tough until the feature. You do the best you can. Starting dead last in a stacked B Main on a fast track, it's an uphill battle. You take what you can from nights like that."

Kinser timed in 20th quickest during qualifying and a seventh-place run in a heat race relegated him to the C Main. He finished second to transfer into the back of the Last Chance Showdown. Kinser capped the night by charging from 20th to 12th in the consolation race.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 7 (7); C Main: 2 (1); B Main: 12 (20).

SEASON STATS -

72 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 13 top 10s, 42 top 15s, 55 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wicked Cushion

Wicked Cushion is a lifestyle and consumer products company that currently sells apparel and safety equipment for the short track racing community. For more information, visit https://www.wicked-cushion.com/ .

"We want to welcome Wicked Cushion to our team for the World Finals this weekend," Kinser said. "They are building a recognizable brand and our hope is to put together a couple of great nights of racing and help with that process."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Kessington Aerospace, Southern Pacific Farms, Sander Engineering, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Allstar Performance, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, Schoenfeld Headers, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer's Top Rods, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Racing Optics, Crow Enterprises, Aerodine Composites Group, Pro Shocks, Wings Unlimited, VanHorn Racing Graphics and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Reaches New Heights in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Oct. 30, 2018) - Channin Tankersley produced arguably his greatest sprint car season in 2018 when he captured his third career ASCS Gulf South Region championship and scored a career-best six victories.

"It was nice because it was pretty laid back and we did our thing and had some great results," he said. "The consistency was really good."

The Old School Racing driver dominated the ASCS Gulf South Region schedule, winning a half dozen races and finishing with nine podiums, including eight in a row, and 10 top fives in 11 races. Tankersley's six triumphs is the most of any driver in an ASCS Gulf South Region season since 2010 according to the ASCS website.

"Our best year we had was five wins and we beat that," he said. "That was our goal was to go in and try hitting that number or beating it. Fortunately we had a solid piece and it worked out."

The final win of the year stands out the most for Tankersley, who led the last 40 laps of a 41-lapper on Oct. 13 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas.

"That 41-lapper was pretty cool," he said. "That was one of the longer races I've done. I pretty much led from start to finish. There were some really good guys racing that night so it was cool."

That win clinched the title for Tankersley, who has won three of the last five ASCS Gulf South Region championships. He became only the second driver to capture at least three titles.

Tankersley also posted his career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result during his season opener, which was his first race with the 410ci winged sprint car series since 2009.

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 6 wins, 11 top fives, 12 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to 4XL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blackfoot Electric

Blackfoot Electric is an electrician business based in Channelview, Texas.

"Charlie, who owns Blackfoot Electric, is like a MacGyver," Tankersley said. "He does just about everything for commercial and residential electrical work."

Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Intra Services, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Challenger Drilling, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Contends for Top 10 During Debut in Central Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 30, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi enjoyed his Central Pennsylvania debut last Sunday during the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

Scelzi, who was piloting a Bernie Stuebgen owned sprint car for the first time during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event, qualified fifth quickest in his group. That put him in a great position in the 51-car field.

"We were good in hot laps and we timed in strong," he said. "We had a good heat race, going third to second. I feel like I was better than Shane (Stewart), who won, too. That was great. The track was super fast because of the recent rain so it was great that we were fast right out of the trailer."

Scelzi's run from third to second place in a heat race locked him into the eighth starting position for the 50-lap A Main.

"I made a couple of mistakes getting comfortable," he said. "I had a top-10 car. I was continually getting more comfortable. I was running in 10 th and we had a fuel pick up issue. It acted like it ran out of fuel when we had six gallons left. It was sputtering."

Scelzi pulled into the pits early and he was credited with a 19 th-place result.

"I'm happy we were able to go to one of the toughest races of the world in the toughest region in the country and compete for a top 10," he said. "To race how we did, I'm beyond happy."

Scelzi will drive for Stuebgen this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. It will mark his first time back at the track since making his debut there in 2015.

"I think the biggest focus is qualifying," Scelzi said. "We'll throw out our previous experience there because it rained all week and the track was rough in qualifying. It was a day race basically. I'm taking it as it is this weekend and I'm excited to see what we can do.

"I want to thank Bernie and Betsy again for the great opportunity to race at Port Royal Speedway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 19 (8).

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 6 wins, 21 top fives, 34 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Rose Transportation, Inc.

Red Rose Transportation, Inc., is a full-service transportation provider that partners with its clients to understand their business and develop creative, cost effective and efficient logistics solutions that will help the clients stay competitive. For more information, visit http://www.RedRoseTransportation.com .

"My mom and uncle started Red Rose Transportation in 1996 so it's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1," Scelzi said. "Everyone there has been an integral part of our team and we're grateful for their support."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Red Line Oil, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Weld Wheels, Auto Meter, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Lawrence Charges to Top-10 Finish at Heart O' Texas Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2018) - Zane Lawrence jumped back in the seat of Bob Odom's 305ci sprint car last weekend at Heart O' Texas Speedway following a hiatus.

"We didn't get to race on Friday because the track was too rough so they moved everything over to Saturday," he said. "In hot laps, the track was still pretty rough and kicking up dust so it made for an interesting night of racing."

More than 35 RaceSaver sprint cars made the trip to the quarter-mile dirt oval for the 21st annual Fall Classic event. Lawrence's pill draw lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for his heat race. He made his way through the field to third before contact with another competitor knocked him out of the racing groove and back to seventh. Lawrence rebounded to finish fifth, but he was still relegated to the B Main.

"We were rolling pretty good in the heat race," he said. "We were in a transfer spot before we made contact with another car, which set us back pretty far. We ended up fifth and had to go to the B Main to race our way in."

Lawrence finished where he started in the B Main - fourth - to earn a transfer into the main event. He lined up on the inside of the 10 th row and maneuvered his way through the field to pick up a top-10 finish by ending seventh.

"The track was still pretty rough and dry for the feature," he said. "We picked up some spots by just staying on the bottom of the track because everybody was trying to run the top and getting caught by the ruts. Once the groove moved up the race track, I had to pass people by just sliding them and we picked off a few more positions that way to finish seventh."

Lawrence earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars in the main event.

His next race on the schedule will be Nov. 24 at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 7 (19).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 24 at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zane-Lawrence-Racing-1770208319967876/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - WR Roofing

WR Roofing has been serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 1989. For more information, visit http://www.WRRoofing.com.

"WR Roofing does new roof construction, roof repair and replacement, commercial roofing and more throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth communities," Lawrence said. "They've been a great sponsor of ours for several years and we're very grateful for their support."

Lawrence would also like to thank Lawrence Towing, B&B Automotive, Pediatric Eye Specialist, Astro Titanium and Mark Burch Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Wrapping Up Season This Weekend at World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 30, 2018) - Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen will wrap up the 2018 season this weekend during the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

CJB Motorsports will field a second entry during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event this Thursday through Saturday in Concord, N.C., where Madsen will make his second start in the Muddy sponsored No. 5m.

"It's a bittersweet type thing," he said. "You look forward to it because it's a big event and fun to go to, but at the same time it's the last race of the season."

Madsen made his debut with CJB Motorsports last weekend during the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway, where rain washed out the preliminary night and shifted the finale to Sunday. Madsen qualified 17th quickest in his group before he maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in a heat race, which was only one position shy of locking into the main event.

"We did well in the heat to get to fourth, but we weren't good enough in the LCS to make it," he said. "It was one of those nights that didn't go well. We didn't qualify as good as we needed to. It was a disappointing finish, but hopefully we can make up some ground and get it better for this weekend."

Madsen placed a career-best fourth during both nights of the World Finals last year. He has nine career top 10s during World of Outlaws starts at the oval.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 4 (6); B Main: 6 (3).

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 39 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 49 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2018.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com .

 

 

Championship night for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour rolls into Stockton Friday

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – October 30, 2018…What started in late-February officially concludes this Friday November 2nd when the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour invades the Stockton Dirt Track for championship night.

Friday’s event helps open Tribute to Gary Patterson weekend at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds and marks the third appearance of the season at the track for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. Also competing on Friday will be non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Dwarf Cars.

The following night will then see the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, along with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series in action during the 35th running of the Tribute to Gary Patterson. Camping for the weekend is available on the grounds at a cost of $33 per night with a two-night minimum.

Going into the final night of the season San Jose’s Shawn Jones holds a 63-point lead, as he searches to bring home his first career C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour title. Jones is also one of the top Dwarf Car drivers in the state of California, showing the versatility that he possesses. He captured his first Pit Stop USA/ Transport Products Unlimited tour victory earlier this year at Silver Dollar Speedway and has been a consistent front runner all season long.

Sacramento racer Troy Degaton has also put together a fine campaign and heads into the Stockton Dirt Track ranking second in the standings. Ryon Siverling, Nick Larson and Cody Spencer complete the top-five in points. Rounding out the top-10 are Kaimi Costa, Angelique Bell, Scott Hall, Robert Floyd and Terry Schank Jr.

Last time out with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour it was Palo Cedro’s Casey McClain who claimed a thrilling victory on opening night of the Gold Cup in Chico. Additional drivers expected this Friday will include Paul Vandenberg, Adam Christian, Sparky Howard, Bob Davis, Brian Sperry, Bob Newberry, Adam Teves and more.

A full program of Quick Time Mortgage qualifying; King Racing Products, SpeedMart and Benic Ent. heat races; the Santamauro Racing Products dash and the Pit Stop USA/ Transport Products Unlimited A-main will be on tap. All seating on Friday November 2nd is general admission. Adult tickets are $15, kids 6-12 will be $5, while those five and under are free.

The front gate and ticket booth opens at 4pm on Friday, with racing at 6pm. Tickets can be pre-purchased at https://noceti-group.ticketleap.com/november-2---hunt-magneto-wingless-sprint-car-series-norcal-dwa/dates/Nov-02-2018_at_0400PM

Pit Stop USA/ Transport Products Unlimited A-main winners this season: Kalib Henry (Marysville Raceway February 24), Shawn Jones (Silver Dollar Speedway March 10), Michael Faccinto (Petaluma Speedway March 31), DJ Johnson (Placerville Speedway April 28), Michael Faccinto (Stockton Dirt Track May 26), Bradley Terrell (Petaluma Speedway June 16), Matt Stewart (Stockton Dirt Track July 7), Jake Morgan (Placerville Speedway July 21), Bradley Terrell (Petaluma Speedway August 25), Casey McClain (Silver Dollar Speedway September 5).

C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is proudly brought to you by C&H Veteran Ent., Hunt Magnetos, Pit Stop USA, Transport Products Unlimited, Quick Time Mortgage, King Racing Products, SpeedMart, Benic Enterprises, Santamauro Racing Products, Davis Motorsports of Reno, Air One Hvac Systems and TW Racefotos.

Information on the tour can be found by visiting http://www.petaluma-speedway.com/ and clicking on the Hunt Series tab. You can also like the tour on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/?pnref=lhc

The Hunt Series debuted in 2010 under the leadership of Roger Gleason with Joe Hunt Magnetos. This season marks the ninth campaign for the traveling Wingless Spec Sprint tour and the second under the Glad Enterprises banner with manager Rick Faeth. If you’re interested in joining the 11-race tour as a marketing partner, please contact Scott Hall at scotthallracing@gmail.com

Known as the “Dancing Phantom from Stockton,” the “Preacher,” the “Hostile Hippie” or just simply “GP,” Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured several major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.

Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. This year marks the sixth season in a row that we’ve paid honor to Patterson in Stockton.

The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California at 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. More info can be found at http://www.stocktondirttrack.com/

 

 

Donny Schatz Set To Appear at Stewart-Haas Racing

Donny Schatz, Charlotte Motor Speedway Mascot To Appear During World Finals Weekend

Brownsburg, Ind. (Oct. 30, 2018) – Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz will appear at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in Kannapolis, NC on Friday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT.

Friday’s appearance is in conjunction with the World of Outlaws (WoO) World Finals weekend at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway this Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 1 – 3). Schatz will sign autographs, take photos with customers and will be joined at the dealership by Charlotte Motor Speedway mascot, Lug Nut. Fans will also have an opportunity to take an up-close look at the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Sage Fruit/Curb/Ford Performance/J&J Auto Racing entry driven by Schatz.

By virtue of signing in for this weekend’s World Finals event, Schatz will claim his 10th career WoO Sprint Car Series championship. Having posted 21 WoO victories thus far in 2018, Schatz holds an unsurmountable 278-point lead in the series standings. The North Dakota native has won 11 times at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway in his career.

Fans who presented an autographed Schatz hero card in the SHR gift shop during Friday’s event will receive a 15% discount off their purchase. (In-store purchases only).

Stewart-Haas Racing is located at 6001 Haas Way in Kannapolis, NC, 28081. For more information regarding SHR, please visit www.stewarthaasracing.com.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live on www.dirtvision.com during each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of 2018.

 

 

CARSON MACEDO TO JOIN KYLE LARSON RACING FOR 2019 SEASON; WILL PILOT SECOND TEAM CAR AT WORLD FINALS

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - For the first time since the team's inception in 2014, there will be a new driver behind the wheel of the Kyle Larson Racing No. 2 sprint car. Twenty-two-year-old Carson Macedo will join KLR for the 2019 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season and vie for Rookie of the Year honors.

"I am really excited to have Carson join our team next season," said NASCAR Monster Energy Cup driver and KLR team owner Kyle Larson. "I had always said that if I ever became a car owner, I wanted to provide opportunities for young up and coming drivers like the ones that were given to me as I was coming up through the ranks. I have raced with Carson since 2012, so I have been able to see his growth as a person and a competitor over the years. I think - especially in this past year - that Carson has proven he is ready to compete week in and week out with the World of Outlaws."

In addition to Macedo, Joe Gaerte will come aboard as the crew chief of the KLR No. 2, with the support of Heath Moyle and Jakob Weaver. Gaerte and Macedo have been competing together part-time in Gaerte's famed 3G sprint car over the past two years and have won 16 races together.

"With both Kyle and I growing up in California, I had the opportunity to watch him move up through the ranks," said Macedo. "I have admired his career and passion to give back to the sport. To say that I'm excited about driving for KLR next year would be an understatement. This is a dream come true opportunity for me and I'm just thrilled that Kyle is willing to give a young guy a shot. We have some really good people and sponsors involved with this team and I look forward to continuing my relationship with Joe, as well as to start working with Heath and Jakob. I hope to make Kyle and the entire team proud competing on the World of Outlaws tour next season."

The Lemoore, Calif., native is a fourth-generation driver and started racing at the age of five. He earned his career-first winged sprint car win in 2012 at the age of 15. Two years later in addition to scoring his career-first 410-winged sprint car victory, Macedo won his first World of Outlaws feature event during the opening night of the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif.

In 2015, Macedo competed full-time with the King of the West Series for Tarlton Racing and after 21 events, the duo came out on top of the championship point standings. The following year was Macedo's first national season as he competed for Keith Kunz Motorsports with the backing of Tarlton Racing for a 50-race midget schedule. He was named the USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year and crowned the USAC Indiana Midget Champion.

Last year, Macedo and Gaerte joined forces for the first time and scored over 10 wins primarily in the Midwest. Together they earned Macedo's career-first All Star Circuit of Champions victory that came at Lincoln (Ill.) Fairgrounds. He also won the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Oshweken Speedway in Canada. This year, Macedo and Gaerte set out to compete full-time with the All Stars and won five races en route to finishing in the runner-up position in the championship point standings.

"I am looking forward to kicking things off with KLR at World Finals," said Macedo. "It is such a tough event with so many competitors from all over as everyone's seasons are winding down. In the past, I haven't run as well as I have hoped, but this year with this group, I don't doubt that we can have a great run."

Macedo's first race with Kyle Larson Racing will be at the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Thursday, November 1 to Saturday, November 3. He will pilot the Tarlton and Son Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions/Chevrolet Accessories No. 22.

 

 

Great Fields for Premier Speedway Opener as T-Mac Nominates for Classic

A stout field of more than 50 cars is set to invade Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool this coming Saturday night for the opening round of the Parr Motorsports Sprintcar Track Championship.

Opening night which also doubles as Round 3 of the Eureka Sprintcar Series has attracted many of the Nations best with two-time Australian Champion James McFadden, fresh off a win in Sydney last Saturday night, joining fellow Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champions Jamie Veal and Corey McCullagh in the field.

Another former Aussie Champion, David Murcott also returns to Warrnambool for car owner Matt Eastham while Grant Anderson will also be another to keep an eye on come Saturday night.

Joining Veal as Eureka Series Champions in the line-up on Saturday include Darren Mollenoyux, John Vogels, Mike Van Bremen, Matthew Reed and Brett Milburn while defending Series Champion Rusty Hickman is also entered.

A Posse of tough South Aussies will also trek across the Border on Saturday with Glen Sutherland, Brad Keller, Brock Hallett, Adrian Cottrell, Lisa Walker, Ryan Jones and Luke Dillon all adding plenty to the show!

With a host of up and coming young guns also putting their hand up this weekend, strong performances against a star-studded line-up will be on the agenda for the likes of Brayden Parr, Jordyn Charge, Terry Rankin, Carly Walsh and Jacob Dickson.

With the likes of 5 Time Knoxville 360 Nationals winner Terry McCarl set to return for the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic come January a number of teams will be looking to log some vital data as a part of this weekend’s program which will consist of time-trials, 2 rounds of heats and a C, B and A-Main.

McCarl’s return will again see him re-unite with Victorian based car-owner Ken Hutchins, with the pair having teamed together last January to record a 12th place finish in the Classic A-Main.

Hutchins will again prepare an immaculate USA24 Entry with support from Laiken Transport and Markscon.

It is anticipated that McCarl may again be joined at the Classic by son Austin who claimed a maiden Knoxville Raceway Track Championship in 2018, relegating Terry to second place in the process.

With $5,000.00 to the winner on Saturday night and vital points up for grabs in the $10,000 to win Parr Motorsports Track Premiership, this weekend promises to be a great start to the new season with thanks to Ace Radio 3YB FM and Coast FM.

Joining the Sprintcars as a part of the action on Saturday night will be the Junior Sedans with a strong field set to also contest one of their Blue-Ribbon events for the season – the Yeoman Williams Memorial.

Tickets and more information relating to this Saturday’s event can be found at www.premierspeedway.com.au with public gates set to open at 4.00pm on Saturday with cars on-track from 5.00pm.

Nominations:

Sprintcars:

V2 Domain Ramsay
V3 Jacob Dickson
S4 Lisa Walker
VA4 Carly Walsh
T7 Tim Hutchins
V7 Paul Solomon
V8 Bobby Daly
NT9 Danny Porter
VA9 Jason Domaschenz
V12 Kristy Ellis
VA12 Mark Carlin
S13 Brock Hallett
V17 Dennis Jones
S29 Brad Keller
V19 Sam Wren
S20 Glen Sutherland
V25 James McFadden
VA25 Jack Lee
S27 Daniel Pestka
V28 Andrew Hughes
VA29 Terry Rankin



V32


Stephen Spark
V34 Brenton Farrer
V35 Jamie Veal
N36 Eddie Lumbar
V37 Grant Anderson
V38 Jarrod Woolstencroft
V40 Rusty Hickman
S41 Adrian Cottrell
V42 Jye O'Keeffe
V44 Tim Van Ginneken
V45 Mike Van Bremen
V52 Darren Mollenoyux
V60 Jordyn Charge
S63 Ryan Jones
V64 David Aldersley
V67 Luke Walker
V68 Brett Milburn
V70 John Vogels
VA71 Corey McCullagh
V72 Jacob Smith
V73 Charles Hunter
VA75 David Donegan
V77 Brayden Parr
V78 Chris Campbell
S81 Luke Dillon
V81 Robbie Paton
VA81 Rhys Baxter
V88 David Murcott
VA88 Grant Stansfield
V89 Jamie Heyen
V92 Matthew Reed
V98 Peter Doukas

 

 

ROA FINISHES 4TH AT PERRIS - LEADS POINTS BY 20 GOING INTO ARIZONA!

(Cypress, CA, October 26) Brody Roa racked up another top-five finish when he came home fourth in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car main event last Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway. Heading into the November 2nd and 3rd 51st Annual Western World Championships at the Arizona Speedway, Roa leads the 2018 standings by 20 points with five races to go.

Fans and teams were greeted by unseasonably warm temperatures when they arrived at the Riverside County half-mile clay oval on Saturday. All told, 24 USAC/CRA teams were in the pits for the 19th race of the 2018 campaign. When qualifying concluded, Roa was fifth fast with a lap of 16.765.

Roa started fifth and finished second in his 10-lap heat race in the eye-catching, freshly painted bright green #91R. That earned him the outside front row starting position for the 30-lap main.

The Garden Grove, California racer led the first seven circuits of the main, but he eventually slipped all the way back to the fifth-place spot just before the halfway point. However, on the 16th-lap, he started to move forward and was back to fourth. He regained the third-place position on the 23rd circuit and seemed destined to finish there. But, a slight bobble on the final corner saw him slip back to fourth.

The fourth-place finish reflects the amazing consistency that Roa has put up during the 2018 season. It was his 17th top-five finish in the 19 USAC/CRA aces to date.

This past week there was no racing on the schedule and Roa and his wife Tailor celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary. Things will change in the next two weeks on the racing end as there will be no less than five dates to decide the USAC/CRA championship. The 51st Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway will match the best in USAC/CRA and the USAC National Sprint Car Series’ over two days on November 2nd and 3rd. The following week, both groups will clash again at the 23rd Annual Oval Nationals at Perris. It was at the Ovals last year that Roa captured the biggest win of his career when he stomped the competition to score a convincing win in the Friday preliminary.

Brody Roa t-shirts and caps will be available in the pits at Arizona and Perris. They are also available from the team’s website at the following link http://www.brodyroa.com/. The cost is $20.00 plus shipping. You can see the shirt design below.

 

 

NO RACING AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT – OVAL NATIONALS NEXT WEEK!

(Perris, CA, October 28, 2018) There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, November 3rd. The famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval will close the 2018 season with the running of the 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 8th, 9th and 10th. The biggest traditional (non-wing) sprint car race in the nation, will match the stars and cars from the Amsoil USAC/CRA and National Series.’ In addition to the three nights of racing, the track will offer free admission to fans in the grandstands at the Oval Nationals practice session on Wednesday, November 7th. The practice session will begin at 5:00 P.M. and there will be $2.00 pizza, soda and beer for the fans.

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are available 24 hours a day online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not want to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2018 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Ayers Hotel & Spa, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/113876798686480?ref=hl

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the So Cal Fair and Event Center (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2018 Perris Auto Speedway

November 7th Oval Nationals Practice

November 8th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 9th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

TOP-5 AT TUSCARORA 50: Gravel and CJB Motorsports Strong in Pennsylvania World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am wraps up the 2018 season

CARLISLE, PA. - October 29, 2018 - After rain canceled one night of racing and delayed another, Mother Nature finally allowed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to run the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway. David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team took to the fast-half-mile with $51,000 on the line. The GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete #5 car timed in 13th, finished 3rd in his heat race and started the feature event in 17th.

"We missed the invert by one spot in time trials," Gravel said. "Instead of being on the pole for the heat race, we hard to towards the back. The track was really fast in the heats and luckily, we made up a few spots. A few guys fell out. Later on, during the feature, we were really good early on. The track was still really fast, and we just made our way up through the field as the race wore on."

Fresh off the top-5, the team will wrap up their season at the World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in North Carolina. The event, which begins with a qualifying on Thursday, November 1st before two full features take place on Friday and Saturday nights. Gravel and the team have experienced success at the track, including a victory in the Saturday night event in 2017

"The atmosphere is awesome," Gravel said of the event. "All the weight feels like it is gone from your shoulders. You get to go to the banquet the next day and have fun with all of the people from the sprint car community. Fans come in from all over the country for it. It's a great facility, great racing and you really couldn't ask for a better way to end the season. This is my last race in the #5 car. I want to go out with a win."

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2018 STATS:

Events: 73

Quick Times: 3

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 34

Top-10's: 57

Heat Race Wins: 22

Dash Wins: 5

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com. Check out DirtVision's new subscription program that features LIVE video coverage of EVERY World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event.

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STEWART SCORES TOP-10 FINISH AT RAIN POSTPONED TUSCARORA 50

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 29, 2018) - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competed at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway this past Sunday afternoon after two nights had fell victim to rain. Kyle Larson Racing and Shane Stewart ended up tallying a top-10 finish in the prestigious 50-lap Tuscarora 50.

After being rained out for Friday night's Nittany Showdown and postponing Saturday night's Tuscarora 50, Stewart qualified 11th in Flight B of time trials Sunday afternoon. He went on to win Heat 5 to start fourth in the 50-lap feature event. Stewart ran within the top-five until just after the halfway point of the race and slipped back in the closing laps to finish eighth.

"I definitely would have liked to score a better finish last night," said Stewart. "But a top-10 isn't bad. We had a fast car but had some trouble turning once I got behind another competitor. I can't thank Heath [Moyle] and Jakob [Weaver] for all of their hard work. We've got one big weekend left this season and I hope to have a good run for everyone at KLR."

The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action this week starting Thursday, November 1 for the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Port Royal Speedway DATE: October 28, 2018 QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 11th HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 4th FEATURE FINISH: 8th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 74 WINS: 1 TOP-FIVES: 19 TOP-10s: 48

 

 

Brian Brown Sets Port Royal Track Record Before Posting Top 10 During Tuscarora 50 Feature

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 29, 2018) - Brian Brown set a new track record for the second time in the last five races before he scored a top-10 finish on Sunday during the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

"Hats off to Port Royal and the World of Outlaws for even giving it a shot and running on Sunday," he said. "Most tracks would have cancelled on Thursday with the conditions they were dealt. We were glad they were able to have the race. It turned out to be an awesome day.

"We were quickest hot lapping. Going out as late as we did in qualifying, to get the track record was awesome. Our engines with Charlie Garrett and our cars with Maxim and our wings with Vortex and our shocks with FK and our Weld Wheels that get you around the track, the driver is just steering it on a fast track like that. They call it horsepower for a reason and we have the best engine builder in the country. The conditions were perfect. That (record) could stand a while."

However, Brown's quick time during qualifying lined him up fourth in a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heat race.

"We've been on the other side of the coin where we didn't try to get quick time and it bit us in the butt like at the Kings Royal this year," he said. "Our goal was to set quick time and that's what we did. It does make it a tougher format for you because you have to start fourth in the heat. We got to third and got a decent starting spot in the A Main."

Brown advanced a position to finish third in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the 50-lap main event.

"I had a pretty good car," he said. "I was up to as high as sixth with five laps to go. I got a little ancy and tried to drive harder and lost three spots. I was disappointed with that because I felt like we had a fifth or sixth-place car."

Brown's ninth-place result was his 38th top 10 of the season. He will wrap up the year this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"We're looking to get to Charlotte, where we won our first Outlaws race," he said. "I think we've been in contention to win one of the nights every year we've been there. Hopefully we can get qualified well and have a strong performance. We want to set the tone for a good winter."

Brown has posted a podium during the event in four of the last six years, including a win in 2014, runner-up results in 2012 and 2013, and a third-place outing last season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 9 (14).

SEASON STATS -

64 races, 8 wins, 28 top fives, 38 top 10s, 48 top 15s, 54 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

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Ditzfeld, Inc., which is located in Sedalia, Mo., is one of the Midwest's leading transportation, warehouse and distribution service providers. In addition to transportation, the business has grown to include residential and commercial container and trash services as well as charter bus services. For more information, visit http://www.DitzfeldInc.com.

"Ditzfeld Transfer was my first ever sponsor," Brown said. "They have a great business and are a great family. It's cool that as we continue to grow and travel more that we have our original partners like Ditzfeld Transfer."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, J.D. Welding & Machine, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

 

Daniel Completes Successful First Season in a Sprint Car, Looks Ahead to 2019

Inside Line Promotions - CARROLLTON, Mo. (Oct. 29, 2018) - Mason Daniel certainly took a big risk this year, relocating from California to the Midwest to advance his racing career. The move paid dividends for the 18-year-old as he had a very successful first season in a sprint car.

The main objective was to get seat time, laps and experience, and the native of Springville, Calif., exceeded his expectations as he picked up a pair of wins and turned in many strong performances over the course of the 2018 season.

"We made the choice to move to the Midwest because we believed the quality of racing was so good," he said. "We also could race 40-to-60 times, depending on rainouts. We wanted to come out here and the goal was to get up to speed with the guys out here. I think we did a good job of accomplishing that early in the year and we showed good speed throughout the rest of the year."

The highlight of the year for Daniel was earning his first career sprint car win, which came at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 16. He followed that up a couple of races later with a victory at yet another historic venue - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. Daniel, who also made the 360 Knoxville Nationals A Main during his first career attempt, finished in the top 10 in nearly half of the races he competed in over the course of the 2018 campaign, with 11 of those being top-five performances.

"It's still surreal to me today that we won at Knoxville (Raceway)," he noted. "I still cannot believe that we did that. Knoxville is a special place to race at and to win at, especially. It's one of my favorite two tracks that I raced at this year. They put on such a good show and to be able to race there and win there is truly amazing."

Daniel based his operation out of Danny Lasoski's shop in Carrollton, Mo., and he soaked up everything the Hall of Famer taught him. Along with mentoring Daniel, Lasoski turned the wrenches, serving as the crew chief for the young driver.

"Danny is vital to everything we do," Daniel said. "He made sure the car was fast and that I knew where to be on the race track. He also helped me know what I should be prepared for racing certain guys. Basically, everything I should know about a track that I had never been to, he taught me."

Daniel raced at 14 different tracks as well as with a handful of different series during the course of the 2018 campaign. Late in the season, he made his first-ever 410ci sprint car start with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the historic Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. The next weekend he raced with the Outlaws again at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., qualifying for the main event after a solid heat race finish.

"The more different drivers you can race against and series you can race with the better you become as a driver," he explained. "We ran a lot at Knoxville this year, which helped on the bigger tracks. We raced with the ASCS Warrior Region quite a bit, which was mainly small tracks and helped us learn those. We ran some ASCS National Tour race on bigger tracks, which was great. Up north, we raced with the Sprint Invaders in Iowa and they were a great group to race against and we had some success there. The only way you are going to get better is to race as much as possible."

Daniel is already looking ahead to next season, with more 410 races tentatively on the docket. The plan is to start the season in Florida, then head to the West Coast with the World of Outlaws in the spring before focusing on the Midwest again in the summer months leading up to the Knoxville Nationals. Along with putting the hours in at the shop, Daniel is also stepping up his workout regime in the gym this offseason.

"The biggest thing is prepping your cars so you are ready when you get to Florida" he said. "It makes things easier during the season when you are prepared. For example, if you wreck, you don't have to build cars, you can just pull another one down and keep going. From the driver aspect of it, I learned at Lakeside (Speedway with the World of Outlaws) that you have to be in great shape. My job is to get in better shape because it's a lot different driving a 410 than it is a 360. I am looking forward to working hard all winter and being ready when February gets here."

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 30 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young's Commercial Transfer

Young's Commercial Transfer is a family-owned business with deep roots in California's Central Valley. Young's Commercial Transfer is the largest for-hire hauler of tomatoes in the United States. For more information, visit http://yctinc.com.

"Young's Commercial Transfer started my racing career," Daniel said. "Without them I would never have set foot in a car or had the opportunity I have now. I can't thank them enough for all that they do for us. They have supported me since Day 1 and that means the world to me to have that support."

 

 

Bruce Jr. Strong During Double Duty at Final Event of Season

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (Oct. 29, 2018) - Tony Bruce Jr. made the most of his decision to do double duty last Saturday during the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway.

Bruce Jr. piloted a Team Eights midget during the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League portion of the show and he drove for Mike Hayashi during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com competition at the bullring.

The best performance of the night came in the midget as Bruce Jr. maneuvered from sixth to win a heat race before advancing from sixth to third place in a qualifier. That ranked him second in overall points and lined him up on the outside of the front row for the A Main.

"That car just works really well," he said. "Maybe it's our lack of experience that helps because we don't know how to mess things up. Our goal was to go out there and make some laps and make sure it's ready for the upcoming indoor season. We surprised ourselves with how well the car handled."

Bruce Jr. battled inside the top five throughout the feature before crossing the finish line third.

It was a little more of a struggle in the sprint car all night, Bruce Jr. noted.

"We were fighting with some issues all night long," he said. "We were working on everything making sure we got it better and we did all night long. We were having an issue with the injection. In the qualifier I was leading it and the throttle stuck going into turn one. I was having to lift the pedal with my foot."

Bruce Jr. advanced from seventh to fourth place in a heat race and he placed third in the qualifier after losing a pair of positions because of the stuck throttle. That relegated him to a B Main, which he won to transfer into the main event. Bruce Jr. capped the night with an 18 th-place run.

"I felt like it wasn't the result we were wanting, but at the same time we were fighting engine issues," he said. "Just to put it in the show was an accomplishment. It was a new car and new motor I hadn't run before and neither had Mike or his team. To go out there and put it in the show with great competition, I feel like we were on the right track."

Bruce Jr. will return to action in the Team Eights midget on Dec. 15 at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., with the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. (sprint car) - Heat race: 4 (7); Qualifier: 3 (2); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 18 (17).

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. (midget) - Heat race: 1 (6); Qualifier: 3 (6); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 17 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Dec. 15 at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., with the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hinchman Racewear

With more than 80 years in the industry, Hinchman Racewear prides itself on safety, experience, innovation, quality and customer service. For more information on how Hinchman Racewear can protect you, visit http://www.HinchmanRacewear.com .

"When looking for safety and innovation, look no further than Hinchman Racewear," Bruce Jr. said. "With great customer service and a passion for keeping drivers protected, it's no wonder why they are the leaders in the custom suit industry. I choose Hinchman to keep me safe and I encourage all drivers to do the same."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wheeler Metals, Eagle Motorsports, The Oil Medics, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

 

Wheatley Selects ASCS National Tour Podium Finish as Highlight of Season

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Oct. 29, 2018) - Austen Wheatley had a successful campaign in 2018 despite scaling back to the tune of only 20 sprint car races.

Wheatley put an emphasis on family as well as the apparel businesses he owns - Downforce Designs and Vaportrail Clothing.

"If you're in the Midwest or race with the World of Outlaws you can't do it as a hobby," he said. "Being around here I can focus on my business and be somewhat competitive for races around the Northwest."

Wheatley posted a trio of podium finishes with the highlight coming in late June when he scored his first career podium with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com during the Fred Brownfield Classic at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Wheatley won a heat race from fourth to be the high-points driver of the night. He started the feature sixth, but had to overcome a tire problem to record the career-best result.

"It wasn't an easy night," he said. "Traffic was tough in the main event, but we were able to move forward and make good decisions on the track. It was a really solid night from start to finish."

In July Wheatley led a Western Sprint Tour Speedweek show early before finishing fourth at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., and he placed fifth during the 29th annual Bob's Burger & Brew Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

"We should have won two or three races this year," he said. "Running well and winning races are two different things. That is part of what we sacrifice not running a lot. I'm not sure what next year will entail, but hopefully we can put ourselves in position to win races and we can capitalize.

"I also want to thank our sponsors for supporting our family team."

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 14 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DownForceDesigns?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Wheatley will have t-shirts and hoodies for sale at every race he competes at this season. For his schedule of races, visit http://www.AustenWheatley.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Downforce Designs

Downforce Designs is an apparel company established and operated by Austen Wheatley. For information on apparel options, prices, clientele and more, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com .

"It's good to have a fresh take on apparel in the sport," Wheatley said. "My goal is to provide something unique and diverse, and I think I know what a driver wants to see on his or her apparel. It's a racer helping racers."

Wheatley would also like to thank Redlined Welding & Construction, Astro Titanium, Franklin Rear Ends, Elite Wings, ART Speed Equipment, Schaeffer Oil and Banshee Graphics for their continued support.

 

 

X-1 Race Cars Adds Another Championship Via Chuck Hebing's Third Career Patriot Sprint Tour Title

Inside Line Promotions - LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (Oct. 29, 2018) - Ryan Linder and X-1 Race Cars have a list of clients who not only run the chassis, but also excel in them. Chuck Hebing is one of those people on the distinguished list.

Hebing primarily raced with the Patriot Sprint Tour throughout the 2018 campaign. This year he picked up his third Patriot Sprint Tour championship to go with titles in 2006 and 2007. He also posted his 50th career Patriot Sprint Tour triumph, becoming the first driver to achieve that feat.

"It was a really good season for us," he said. "We picked up seven wins with the Patriot Tour and 11 top fives. We were really happy with the outcome of the year."

Hebing has run X-1 Race Cars for three years and is as happy as ever with how his car runs.

"Ryan is a great guy to work with and he's been so helpful along the way," Hebing said. "We really appreciate all that he does for the guys who run his cars and how much time he puts into making every single one of those chassis."

Plans for next year aren't set just yet, but Hebing said he intends to hit a mix of Patriot Sprint Tour races as well as Empire Super Sprint events.

"My daughter is racing with the Empire Super Sprints again next year so I may go to more of those with her," he said. "We're just going to wait until some schedules come out and then go from there."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.X1RaceCars.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/X-1-Race-cars-132228736836684

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

X-1 RACE CARS -

X-1 Race Cars is a custom sprint car chassis business that was established in 2010 by sprint car racer and master fabricator Ryan Linder. The company relocated in 2017 to the Northeast to better serve a hotbed of sprint car racing in Central Pennsylvania and New York.

 

 

RacinBoys Renews Partnership With McCarthy Auto Group

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 29, 2018) - RacinBoys is excited to have McCarthy Auto Group return as a major marketing partner in 2019 for the eighth year.

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more.

McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more.

"It's great to have McCarthy Auto Group signed back up for everything that we do," RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor said. "We want to thank John McCarthy, Karl Kramer and Mike Shaw of McCarthy Auto Group, which is the largest family owned new car dealership in Kansas City. Not only is McCarthy Auto Group a supporter of RacinBoys and all of our programming, they are also great for Kansas City. They do a lot of things for the local community and that's one of the reasons we like to be involved with them. Through McCarthy Auto Group we can partner up and give back to Kansas City. They sponsor local tracks Humboldt Speedway and I-35 Speedway and have been long-time supporters of many race tracks and select drivers throughout the region over the last 10 years. They're all in when it comes to motor sports and giving back to their local community."

McCarthy Auto Group will be a sponsor throughout the numerous programs that RacinBoys produces, including PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group, Track Talk, The Passing Point and live broadcasts from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races throughout the country.

RacinBoys would also like to thank Lucas Oil, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Flat Out Magazine, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum and Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps for their support.

There are additional opportunities to work with RacinBoys and its shows and racing broadcasts in 2019. For more information, interested companies can reach out to Traylor.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.ShopMcCarthy.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Donny Schatz earns historic Port Royal payday during 51st Tuscarora 50

Date: Sunday, October 28th Event: 51st Annual Tuscarora 50 Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (5th)

World of Outlaws Championship Standings (as of 10/29/2018): 1st - 9,664 points (278-point margin over second place, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 29, 2018) - It was an afternoon to remember for Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing, not only securing their 21st victory of the 2018 season, twice the total of the second-leading winner on the circuit, but also scoring one of the largest paydays of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season - $51,513 to be exact.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 sprint car, continued his title quest with a visit to Central Pennsylvania for the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Despite being forced to wait an extra day due to Mother Nature, the delay did not impact the Fargo, N.D., native, ultimately scoring the $51,000+ winner’s share over a stout field of 51 competitors.

Starting fifth on the main event grid, the nine-time and defending Outlaws champion commenced his charge toward the front in a hurry, eventually snagging the second position from Central Pennsylvania front-runner Lucas Wolfe on lap 22, just before earning the top spot from WoO championship contender Brad Sweet on lap 32. The winning move was a signature one for the now three-time Port Royal Speedway feature winner, utilizing the bottom groove to drive under Sweet at the entrance of turn one.

“That felt like a 500-miler,” Schatz said with a chuckle in victory lane about the caution-filled, 50-lap main event. “My team is incredible at what they do and it’s pretty cool to win that big money with them. Anytime you win in Pennsylvania it’s big and this is a big one.”

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will cap off their 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship campaign with back-to-back nights of competition at the season-ending World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Two rounds of World of Outlaws qualifying will take shape on Thursday, November 1, followed by back-to-back programs on Friday and Saturday, November 2 & 3.

Schatz will enter the weekend with a 278-point command in the title chase. With that said, just showing up to the World Finals will solidify a tenth championship with the Greatest Show On Dirt.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live on www.dirtvision.com during each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of 2018.

2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru October 29, 2018) Total Races: 71 Total Wins: 23 Total Top-5s: 53 Total Top-10s: 66

World of Outlaws Races: 69 World of Outlaws Wins: 21 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 51 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 64

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (October 28, 2018) - Chad Blonde (Litchfield, MI) was honored as the 2018 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Champion with points cash and awards of $9,420 of the $41,095 distributed to the top finishers in 2018 points. Shawn Valenti (Fostoria, OH), finished 2nd in points and earned $6,839. Jay Steinebach (Hudsonville, MI) finished 3rd and earned $4,576. Eric Smith (Lakeview, MI) received $1,133 for 12th place.

The banquet payout brought the 2018 season total for contingency cash and awards to $90,876.

For the 3rd year, the banquet was held at the Battle Creek (MI) Holiday Inn. Wayne Bunn was the emcee, Kathie Naida was the event planner, and Pat Holzinger, Marcus Berglund, Mike Russell, and Tim Beebe presented the night's awards. Julie Beebe distributed door prizes.

Joining in the celebration were SOD marketing partner Scott Benic (Benic Enterprises), John Berglund (JohnnyB Imagery), and Scott Menlen (Motor City Racing Promotions). Butler Speedway, Hartford Speedway, Crystal Motor Speedway, Tri-City Motor Speedway, and Berlin Raceway were recognized as SOD promoter partners in 2018.

Shawn Valenti took the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits mini-series championship, collecting $1,000. Chad Blonde, Thomas Schinderle (Berkley, MI), Ricky Ferkel (Mt. Pleasant, MI), and Jay Steinebach each shared a portion of the point fund.

Chad Blonde led the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan mini-series championship, worth $1,000. Shawn Valenti was 2nd, Jay Steinebach 3rd, Dustin Shriver 4th, and Ricky Ferkel 5th and each shared a portion of the point fund.

Chad Blonde also won the Hog Creek Showdown mini-series championship and earned $1,000. Shawn Valenti was 2nd, Butler Speedway track champion Boston Mead finished 3rd, Josh Turner took 4th and Jay Steineback 5th. Each shared a portion of the Hog Creek Showdown point fund.

The MOTUL Leader of the Pack divided the season into 4 stages and the driver with the best average finish in the stages was crowned champion. Once again, Chad Blonde took the $1,000 championship. The other drivers sharing the MOTUL Leader of the Pack point fund are Shawn Valenti, Jay Steinebach, Ricky Ferkel, and Ryan Ruhl.

Ryan Ruhl was recognized for winning the most Lane Automotive/MSD Ignitions Fast Master awards with 6. Chad Blonde won the most Engler Machine and Tool heat races with 3, Ryan Ruhl won the most COMP Cams heat races with 3, and no driver won more than 1 RockAuto.com heat. Chad Blonde won 4 KSE Racing Products Hard Charger awards and led the way in feature wins with 4.

Shawn Valenti won the 2018 SOD Series Rookie of the Year award sponsored by Merritt Speedway. Shawn is extremely versatile and will race anything with four wheels on dirt. He has enjoyed much success in Ohio & Indiana in dirt trucks and super streets as well as sprints.

Josh Ward followed in big brother Justin's footsteps, earning this year's SOD Sprint Car Rookie of the Year award sponsored by Merritt Speedway. Justin won the award in 2016.

XYZ Machining, Tim & Cindy Norman, recognized Justin Ward (Benzonia, MI) as this year's Sportsman of the Year. Justin has now been racing full-size sprints for three years and presents a level of professionalism that represents SOD well. Justin, his father James, and brother Josh were committed to running the entire 2018 SOD schedule in spite of a lot of travel and frequent threatening weather. Justin was presented with a MAC 24-piece hand tool set compliments of Jeff Schejbal and Noizee 1 Motorsports.

XYZ Machining, Tim & Cindy Norman, recognize Sean Robinson as this year's crew chief of the year. Sean made sure every time SOD champion Chad Blonde went on the track, his equipment was in top shape. Sean quietly went about his business without any drama and SOD is honored to recognize his efforts. Sean was presented with a MAC hammer set compliments of Jeff Schejbal and Noizee 1 Motorsports. JohnnyB Imagery also presented Sean with a large metal print of the NEFCO Metal Sales & Fabrication 5B Maxim powered by Krieger Engines.

Checks, awards, and trophies were presented to drivers in attendance: . 12th place Eric Smith, 24, trophy sponsored by Strpko Engineering, Machining & Engines and Mike Ball Racing, . 10th place Michael Schumacher (Constantine, MI), trophy sponsored by Roger & Pat Holzinger, . 9th place Mark Aldrich (Addison, MI) , trophy sponsored by Lane Automotive, . 8th place Quentin Blonde (Litchfield, MI), trophy sponsored by John & Kathie Naida, . 7th place Josh Ward (Benzonia, MI), trophy sponsored by Aldrich Racing, . 6th place Justin Ward, trophy sponsored by Aldrich Racing, . 5th place trophy presented to Tom Ruhl on behalf of Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI), trophy sponsored by Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating, . 4th place Ricky Ferkel, trophy sponsored by Butler Speedway, . 3rd place Jay Steinebach, trophy sponsored by T. C. Paintball, . 2nd place Shawn Valenti, trophy sponsored by JohnnyB Imagery, . 1st place Chad Blonde, trophy sponsored by NEFCO Metal Sales & Fabrication.

JohnnyB Imagery recognized drivers with perfect attendance through the 2018 points season with large metal prints of their cars. The drivers are Chad Blonde, Shawn Valenti, Jay Steinebach, Ricky Ferkel, Justin Ward, and Josh Ward. Mark Aldrich received a large metal print for his 38 years of dedication as a sprint car driver.

SOD officials in attendance were recognized and thanked for their hard work. The officials were flagman Tim Beebe, scorer Julie Beebe, infield and tech official Marcus Berglund, event manager Pat Holzinger, tire sales and contingency manager Kathie Naida, and pits official Mike Russell.

Hoosier Racing Tire and Hoosier Tire Midwest were recognized for their dedication and support in making the SOD "beyond limits" format successful. Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating and Steve Smith were recognized for sponsorship of the 2018 Deuced It award that presented $100 to the 2nd place finisher in every SOD feature.

SOD marketing partners that presented awards for the banquet were: . Hoosier Racing Tire - Set of SOD spec tire to the champion, jackets to the champion, series RoY, sprint car RoY, and 3rd place in point. . Walker Performance Filtration - Complete set of stacks & filters, 40% off a set, a cleaning kit. . Simpson Race Products - Driver gloves, hood, underwear top, underwear bottom, gear bag. . Allstar Performance - Numerous products compliments of Sprints On Dirt . Ti22 Performance - Set of front spindles, set of front hubs, front axle. . Hepfner Racing Products - Wing certificate. . Maxim Racing - Contingency certificates. . Noizee 1 Motorsports - MAC Tools sets, cash awards. . Schoenfeld Headers - Header set certificate. . New Holland Spirits & Lane Racing - Beer Barrel Bourbon, Bourbon & Cola

In spite of 6 rain outs and several other races impacted by inclement weather, Sprints On Dirt still paid points money and awards to Sprints On Dirt Champion Chad Blonde of $9,420 as well as points money and awards to Sprints On Dirt competitors of $90,867 for the 2018 season. It was a bad year weather-wise but the 2018 payout increased over 2017 by 19% thanks to increased support from our marketing partners.

Sprints On Dirt extends its deepest appreciation to our title sponsors Engine Pro and ARP for making it all possible.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor) ARP (Title Sponsor) Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire) MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor) King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor) Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor) Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor) MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor) Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor) COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor) RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor) ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor) KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor) Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor) The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor) The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor) Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor) XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor) XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor) Noizee 1 Motorsports (Special Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are: Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells Benic Enterprises BR Motorsports Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) J & J Auto Racing Keizer Aluminum Wheels King Racing Products Maxim Racing Motor City Racing Promotions Racing Optics Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers Simpson Racing Products Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Weedsport Kartway to Serve as Title Sponsor of Northeast Racing Products Trade Show Auction Block on November 16-17

WEEDSPORT, NY – Fresh off its inaugural event on October 14, Weedsport Kartway will serve as the title sponsor of the Northeast Racing Products Trade Show Auction Block at the New York State Fairgrounds on November 16-17.

Weedsport Kartway will lead a renewed karting presence at this year’s show which will also include vendor displays and information from Caroga Creek Speedway, Ransomville Speedway’s karting facility, Slack Karts, Mike Babcock Racing and Moran Racing Products.

“We are happy to announce our sponsorship of the Northeast Racing Products Trade Show Auction,” said Weedsport Speedway and Kartway promoter, Jimmy Phelps. “This show is important to the success and sustainability of all types of motorsports in New York State and we wanted to do our part to help Jeremie (Corcoran) and his team continue to push the show in the right direction.”

The combined karting effort at the 2018 Northeast Racing Products show is a partnership of karting enthusiasts looking to help promote the sport and assist future racers in learning more about how to get involved.

“We had such a great turnout at our opening event,” said Phelps. “Karting is a fantastic sport and it is crucial to get the younger generation involved and interested in motorsports. It was our goal to work with Jeremie to put together a strong karting presence in the building and with his help I think we are going to put together a good product for fans and followers to enjoy and learn from, while also creating an opportunity for aspiring racers to obtain the tools to get started in the sport.”

Weedsport Speedway will also have a display over the weekend with remaining 2018 apparel available as well as early schedule dates for the 2019 speedway season.

To learn more about the Northeast Racing Products Trade Show be sure to visit online at www.northeastracingproducts.com or you can follow on Facebook by searching Northeast Racing Products. The show will run from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 16 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 17.

For more information on Weedsport Speedway visit online at www.weedsportspeedway.com. Fans can also LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW on Twitter @Weedsportspdwy.

 

 

San Joaquin Asparagus Festival puts up $1000 to Sprint Car Challenge Tour Dash winner on November 3rd

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA…When the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards invades the Stockton Dirt Track for the Tribute to Gary Patterson on November 3rd there will be even more money up for grabs, with the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival putting up $1000 to the Dash winner.

Adding in the year-long sponsorship of Race Punk the driver who comes out on top in the six-lap shootout will go home with $1100 total. The 30-lap feature will award $5500 to the winner thanks to extra money from Kyle Larson Racing.

On the King of the West-NARC side of things the Sunneyvalley Bacon Dash will pay $1000-to-win and the A-main is $4,000-to-win/ $650-to-start thanks to HydroChemPSC. There is also an $1100 bounty up for grabs if a driver can sweep both features on November 3rd.

The annual San Joaquin Aspragus Festival returns to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds on April 12th, 13th and 14th, 2019. A highlight of the event will be the second annual Asparagus Cup sanctioned by the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. Opening night on Friday April 12th will award $10,000-to-win the feature and the Saturday finale will pay out a strong $15,000-to-win. Each night will also be an impressive $800 just to start the feature.

Several entertainment acts will be a part of the festival, with Sunday’s lineup including country stars Parmalee and Joe Diffie.

The Asparagus Festival was first created in 1985 by a small group of Stockton residents led by Gordon Medlin and Joe Travale, with the backing of Bank of Stockton President Robert Eberhardt. A year later, the first festival was held at Oak Grove Regional Park along Eight Mile Road.

The 35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday November 3rd showcases championship night for both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, and the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series.

One night prior to that on Friday November 2nd the Stockton Dirt Track will present Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and Dwarf Cars. The non-sanctioned Winged 360 event will be following SCCT technical rules with a $2500-to-win/ $400-to-start main event. There is no muffler rule on either night of competition.

Plenty of camping will be available on the fairgrounds for Tribute to GP weekend with a cost of $33 per night. There is a two-night minimum to camp. To pay by credit card please contact 916-370-9417. Remember to bring extension cords, water hoses, water hose Y’s and in-ground water spigots. During the day on Saturday from noon to 4pm live music will entertain the crowd behind the grandstands.

All seating on Friday November 2nd is general admission, while Saturday November 3rd features reserved seating in the upper deck. The front gate and ticket booth opens at 4pm on Friday, with racing at 6pm. On Saturday will call and ticket booth opens at 2pm, with the front gate opening at 3pm. Cars will hit the speedway at 4:30pm for wheel packing with hot laps, qualifying and racing to follow. Tickets can be pre-purchased at https://noceti-group.ticketleap.com/

The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California at 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. More info can be found at http://www.stocktondirttrack.com/

 

 

D.J. Bybee-Jason Martin Sprint Car Team to Dissolve – Martin Seeking Out New Opportunities

Lonnie Wheatley, WICHITA, Kan. (October 26, 2018) – It is said that all good things must come to an end.

Such is the case with the D.J. Bybee-owned Sprint Car team that Lincoln, NE, resident Jason Martin has piloted over much of the last two seasons.

Bybee cites the need to focus on business as the primary need to cease his portion of racing operations at this time.

“My business is doing well, but I don’t have the resources that we need to do what we want,” Bybee says.

The duo joined forces prior to the 2017 season and have been a formidable combination since that time. Since the beginning of the 2017 season, Martin has racked up a total of 21 wins and 66 top-fives in 98 starts.

And, even without focusing on IMCA points, Martin has finished among the top ten and then top 20 in IMCA National Sprint Car points. The team also captured Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway track championship in 2018 and ranked second in Nebraska 360 Sprint Car points.

“I saw him (Martin) at Short Track Nationals a couple of years and just started talking to him about his plans for the following year, that’s how we got started,” Bybee recalls. “His work ethic and attention to detail is second to none, he prepares cars from start to finish at the highest level. Jason is good at anything he does and will be successful at whatever he does.”

“I have never known anyone more organized, respectful and professional,” Bybee continues. “I can see why he’s successful, because of his passion. He has more focus than anyone I’ve worked around in any capacity. If Jason can get the right people around him, he can race at the top level. I definitely plan to continue to sponsor him wherever he goes from here.”

Martin is appreciative of the two-year stint with Bybee.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity that presented itself with D.J., I feel like we accomplished a lot over our two years,” Martin comments. “I look forward to working together on a smaller basis in the future.”

Martin is currently in the process of seeking out opportunities to form or join forces with a new Sprint Car team for the 2019 season and beyond.

“With my dedication to my family and my full-time career, it’s getting harder and harder to operate a full-time Sprint Car team basically on my own,” Martin explains. “With that being said, I’d really like to seek out a full-time ride primarily, but I also have a majority of the essentials it will take to build a new race car team with the right alignment of another major sponsor/partner.”

Bybee and Martin are both quick to point out a number of marketing partners and individuals that contributed to the team’s success. Among those are Speedway Motors, EMI, PRO Shocks, MyRacePass, Myers Racing Engines, Wilwood Brakes, Rod End Supply, Butlerbuilt Seats, Shell Shock, HRP Race Products, Simpson, Nebraska One, Bybee Electric, Trucks Plus, Midwest Linings, Automasters, Deuces Wild Powdercoating, Highside Racewear, Bill Howell and Kaleb Gaines, Brian Erb, Briley Racing Engines and most importantly, their families for sacrificing all that they do to support their dreams.

 

 

Bellm to Finish Out Season with Creek County’s “Fall Fling”

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (October 26, 2018) – Kyle Bellm and the Nixa, Missouri-based No. 14k Sprint Car team look to finish out the 2018 season with this weekend’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour portion of Creek County Speedway’s “Fall Fling” near Sapulpa, OK.

Originally scheduled as a two-day stand, it will now be a Saturday only event after wet weather forced the cancellation of Friday night’s portion.

It has been an impressive season for Bellm and the Greenworks Nursery/Landscapes Awarded team. Bellm looks to finish it out on a strong note.

“We want to get in another strong night and get some momentum going toward next season,” Bellm says. “We have had a couple of good showings at Creek County this year, so we feel good going into it.”

Bellm and the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care team have been lightly raced since August with scattered inclement weather and the impending arrival of he and wife Kara’s second daughter.

“I think we have only raced six or seven times since the beginning of August,” Bellm says. “We had hoped to get in two more good nights, but we’ll take one.”

Overall, Bellm is pleased with the success of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry over the 2018 season.

“We have been fast every time out, I think we definitely have something to build upon for the 2019 season,” Bellm explains.

In just 30 starts this season, Bellm has picked up three feature wins aboard the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions/Schaeffers Racing Oil entry among 13 top-fives and 18 top-tens.

Bellm looks for a fourth win on the year to close out the season on Saturday night at Creek County Speedway.

2018 Quick Stats: 30 races, 3 wins, 13 top-fives, 18 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sprint Cars at Creek County Speedway’s “Fall Fling” near Sapulpa, OK.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

If you would like Kyle Bellm Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

23RD ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS UPDATED ENTRY LIST!

(Perris, CA, October 25, 2018) Updated entry list for the November 8th, 9th and 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction.

2018 Budweiser Oval Nationals Entries

Car # Driver Residence Car Owner
2 Austin Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory
4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander
4 Justin Grant Ione, CA Topp Motorsports
4D TBA Gansen Motorsports
4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Gansen Motorsports
5 Chris Windom St. Louis, MO Baldwin Brothers
5 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Tye Mihocko
5M Max Adams Loomis, CA Max Adams
5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier
5X Logan Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory
7BC Tyler Courtney Fishers, IN Clauson/Marshall Racing
8 Michael Faccinto Hanford, CA Jim Richardson
10V Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing
12 Joel Rayborne West Covina, CA Rodney Rayborne
13 Dennis Gile Mesa, AZ Gene Gile
15 Danny Sheridan Santa Maria, CA Rick Johnson
16 TBA MMR
21 A.J. Bender Ramona, CA Richard Bender
30 C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Chuck Leary
32 Chase Stockon Fort Branch, IN Chase Stockon
34AZ Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA Grau/Burkhart
39E Kyle Edwards Fountain Valley, CA Gordon Edwards
42 Danny Faria Jr. Tipton, CA Dwight Cheney
44 Cody Williams Corona, CA John Jory
50 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.
51 Austin Ervine Bakersfield, PA James Ervine
52 Isaac Chappell Wilkinson, IN Isaac Chappell
55 Tony Everhart El Cajon, CA Tony Everhart
68 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Shawn Thomas
69 Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Dynamics, Inc.
72 Gary Marshall Jr. Pomona, CA Gary Marshall Sr. & Jr.
74X Josh Hodges Tijeras, NM Jack Hodges
83 Austin Liggett Tracy, NM Tim Liggett
88V Jace Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing
90 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman
91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance
92 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Tom & Lauri Sertich
92X TBA Tom & Lauri Sertich
98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy
98 Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale, CA Jeremy Ellertson
99 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Bacon Marshall Mtrsprts.

Oval Nationals Champions
1996 Jimmy Sills
1997 Rip Williams
1998 Rodney Argo
1999 Rickie Gaunt
2000 Tony Jones
2001 Bud Kaeding
2002 Bud Kaeding
2003 Cory Kruseman
2004 Cory Kruseman
2005 Dave Darland
2006 Dave Darland
2007 Bud Kaeding
2008 Jesse Hockett
2009 Damion Gardner
2010 Chris Windom
2011 Damion Gardner
2012 Mike Spencer
2013 Dave Darland
2014 Robert Ballou
2015 Bryan Clauson
2016 Damion Gardner
2017 Kevin Thomas Jr.

Advance tickets for all the Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction, are available 24 hours a day online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not want to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.


Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

To keep up with all the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, please use the following links:

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Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the website LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the So Cal Fair and Event Center (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions on MapQuest, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

2018 Perris Auto Speedway


October 27th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 7th Oval Nationals Practice

November 8th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 9th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars


NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Stockton Dirt Track to host legends of Sprint Car racing autograph session on November 3rd

Stockton, CA – October 25, 2018…During the races on Saturday November 3rd the Stockton Dirt Track will be hosting a “Legends of Sprint Car racing” autograph session from 4pm-6 to help commemorate the 35th running of the Tribute to Gary Patterson.

Those that are set to take part include Johnny Anderson, Jimmy Sills, the Kaeding family, Wally Baker, the Tiner family, LeRoy Van Conett, Richard Forsberg, the Bradway family, Rick Hirst and Jimmy Gordon’s son Jim Gordon. The autograph session will take place in the grandstands and each signee will have custom autograph cards to hand out for the fans. The hope is to expand upon it in the years to come at the Tribute to GP.

“We look forward to having the legends of sprint car racing autograph session at the Tribute to Gary Patterson,” said Stockton Dirt Track Promoter Tony Noceti. “We’ve done a similar thing at 99 Speedway during our night of champions event and figured we could integrate that into championship weekend at the dirt track. We really want to think Roy Van Conett for all his help in assisting with getting these drivers rounded up for the session. It should be a great two nights of racing as we finish off the 2018 season.”

The 35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson on November 3rd showcases championship night for both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, and the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series. The SCCT Winged 360’s will be vying for $5500-to-win/ $400-to-start the feature, while the KWS-NARC Winged 410’s will be racing for $4000-to-win/ $650-to-start. An $1100 bounty is up for grabs to any driver that can sweep both main events. The KWS-NARC Sunnyvalley Bacon Dash will also hand out a cool $1000 to the winner.

One night prior to that on Friday November 2nd the Stockton Dirt Track will present Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and Dwarf Cars. The non-sanctioned Winged 360 event will be following SCCT technical rules with a $2500-to-win/ $400-to-start main event. There is no muffler rule on either night of competition.

Plenty of camping will be available on the fairgrounds for the weekend with a cost of $33 per night. There is a two-night minimum to camp. To pay by credit card please contact 916-370-9417. Remember to bring extension cords, water hoses, water hose Y’s and in-ground water spigots. During the day on Saturday from noon to 4pm live music will entertain the crowd behind the grandstands.

All seating on Friday November 2nd is general admission, while Saturday November 3rd features reserved seating in the upper deck. The front gate and ticket booth opens at 4pm on Friday, with racing at 6pm. On Saturday will call and ticket booth opens at 2pm, with the front gate opening at 3pm. Cars will hit the speedway at 4:30pm for wheel packing with hot laps, qualifying and racing to follow. Tickets can be pre-purchased at https://noceti-group.ticketleap.com/

Known as the “Dancing Phantom from Stockton,” the “Preacher,” the “Hostile Hippie” or just simply “GP,” Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured several major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.

Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. This year marks the sixth consecutive season that we’ve paid honor to Patterson in Stockton.

The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California at 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. More info can be found at http://www.stocktondirttrack.com/

 

 

All Star Champ Reutzel Ready to Storm the Port after Trophy Cup Run Last Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (October 25, 2018) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team are set to be back in action this weekend with a pair of World of Outlaws events at Port Royal Speedway in central Pennsylvania.

The weekend is slated to begin with an $8,000-to-win tilt on Friday before culminating with Saturday night’s $51,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 atop the ½-mile clay oval.

Reutzel has found good speed aboard the BRM No. 87 Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team each time out at Port Royal with a Labor Day weekend win among a pair of podium finishes.

Following this weekend’s Port Royal double, Reutzel and the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team will finish off a successful first season as a new team with the World of Outlaws season-ending “World Finals” at The Dirt Track at Charlotte next weekend, November 1-3.

Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions recently put the finishing touches on the 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions title.

Reutzel returns to Posse territory this weekend after taking to the left coast last weekend for the 25th Annual Trophy Cup at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.

Taking the wheel of Willie Kahne’s No. 51 Sprint Car, the duo overcame early struggles to become among the fastest of the near 90-car field by the end of the weekend. A tangle in traffic denied a feature win in the Saturday night finale.

“We started off a little rough,” Reutzel said of the Thursday opener. “The car was different than what I’m used to, and I drive different than what Willie is used to. It took a little time to get used to each other.”

After missing the feature cut the first night, Willie Kahne went to work on the car.

“We just couldn’t get rolling the first night,” Reutzel recalls. “Willie is great at what he does, and the second night we were 90% better. Then it was me making mistakes on Friday night.”

The improvements were evident with a heat race win to secure a feature starting position before finishing out the night in 16th.

With more time to make adjustments, the duo of Reutzel and Kahne found the speed they were looking for on Saturday.

“We were bad fast on Saturday,” Reutzel says. “If we had unloaded on Thursday with what we had on Saturday, we probably would have been able to win it all. Willie changed everything under the sun over the weekend.”

Racing his way into the feature, Reutzel led the way from the pole position until a tangle with a lapped car brought his Trophy Cup to an end.

“I kept waiting for the leader to make a mistake, he finally did and then we had about four lapped cars between us,” Reutzel explains. “A car got out of shape in front of us, I lifted to miss him and the right front got into the wall and ended our night.”

With a typically adventurous Trophy Cup in the books, Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 team vie for Saturday’s $51,000 winner’s share at Port Royal Speedway.

2018 Quick Stats: 72 races, 11 wins, 27 top-fives, 39 top-tens.

Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Car at Port Royal (PA) Speedway on Friday and Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Carney to Creek County for “Fall Fling” after Racing into First STN Championship Feature

Lonnie Wheatley, EL PASO, Texas (October 25, 2018) – El Paso native John Carney II is set to finish out the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour portion of the 2018 season with this weekend’s “Fall Fling” at Creek County Speedway near Sapulpa, OK.

The event atop the ¼-mile clay oval takes place over the course of two nights on Friday and Saturday.

It marks Carney’s second visit to the cozy Creek County confines after posting a 12th-place run in June aboard his No. J2 entry en route to top ten finish in ASCS Speedweek points.

It is Carney’s first action since kicking off the month of October with a strong run at I-30 Speedway’s prestigious Short Track Nationals in Little Rock, AR.

Carney’s STN weekend resulted in his first time to race into the Saturday night championship feature event on October 6.

“It was pretty good actually,” Carney said of the Little Rock weekend. “I felt like we had good speed all weekend, it’s good to be able to make that show.”

Carney kicked off the weekend in contention for a heat race win on Friday night before an incident sent him to the tail. Carney bounced back to finish fifth but was still relegated to “C” Main action.

“I made one little mistake and that set us back,” Carney explains.

Carney raced to a convincing “C” Main win and then rallied through his “B” Main from 12th to finish sixth, just three positions short of a transfer.

Carney opened Saturday’s STN championship night with a heat race win and then posted a fifth-place qualifying race finish. Carney then raced his way into his first STN championship feature with an aggressive move midway through “B” Main competition that secured a second-place transfer position.

Gridding the $10,000-to-win, 40-lap STN finale in 15th, Carney ultimately took the checkered flag in 13th.

“It was a good weekend, no complaints,” Carney concludes.

Carney will be looking for victory lane with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at this weekend’s “Fall Fling”.

John Carney Racing is made possible by the support of invaluable partners including Mesilla Valley Transportation, Vado Speedway Park, South Plains Auto Transport, Danny Sander Construction, CSR Garage, Briley Trucking, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Performance Plus, Performance Motor Coach, Raider Graphix, MSD Ignition, Joe Hunt Magnetos and Bell Helmets.

Next Up: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Creek County Speedway’s “Fall Fling” near Sapulpa, OK, on Friday and Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of John Carney II’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.johncarneyracing.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarneyRacing/.

If you would like John Carney Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

McIntosh Takes in Midget Portion of “Fall Fling” this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (October 25, 2018) – After an Illinois weekend, Cannon McIntosh races close to home this weekend with the POWRi West Midget portion of Creek County Speedway’s “Fall Fling” in Sapulpa, OK, this Friday and Saturday.

McIntosh enters the event among the top ten in both POWRi West overall points and Sooner Series points despite missing several events along the way.

McIntosh has picked up four top-five runs in POWRi West action this season aboard the RL Hudson/Toyota-TRD No. 08 Midget including a feature win at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway in July.

This weekend’s “Fall Fling” will mark McIntosh’s first Midget action atop the ¼-mile Creek County Speedway after making a Sprint Car start at the cozy oval earlier in the season.

McIntosh enters the weekend after taking in a pair of POWRi National events and the USAC-sanctioned “Jason Leffler Memorial” in Illinois last weekend.

“It had its ups and downs,” McIntosh said of the Illinois triple.

McIntosh broke out of the gates quickly by earning the night’s most passing points to earn the pole position for Friday night’s feature at Jacksonville Speedway. An incident limited him to a 14th-place finish in the feature.

“We got in a wreck in the feature, it was an up and down night,” McIntosh says.

Action moved on to Marion’s Southern Illinois Raceway on Friday night. “We gained a couple of spots in the heat race, but then we tore off a brake line in the feature,” McIntosh explains.

The team rounded out the weekend with the “Jason Leffler Memorial” at Wayne City’s Wayne County Speedway. “We just weren’t on our game and didn’t make the show,” McIntosh says.

McIntosh looks to finish out the Sooner Series portion of the POWRi West Midget League in strong form with this weekend’s “Fall Fling” at Creek County Speedway before the POWRi season finale at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, TX, on November 9-10.

Along with RL Hudson and Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the ambitious 2018 slate of events possible includes American Discount, Complete Auto Care, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Sanders and Associates, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication and Car and Fleet.

2018 Quick Stats: 33 races, 1 win, 5 top-fives, 12 top-tens.

Up Next: POWRi West Midget League at Creek County Speedway’s “Fall Fling” in Sapulpa, OK, on Friday and Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Cannon McIntosh’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/cmacracing/.

If you would like Cannon McIntosh Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Steven Tiner Sends Gratitude to Partners and Supporters as 2018 Comes to a Close

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the Trophy Cup coming and going last weekend, the prestigious event wrapped up Steven Tiner’s 2018 campaign and the Sacramento, CA driver extends gratitude to those that the season possible.

“I have been pretty fortunate to have such a great support system behind me for the last few years, and I am thankful to everyone that stood behind me again in 2018,” Steven Tiner said. “It wasn’t the exact season we had hoped for, but we had a blast with it and at the end of the day that is why we do this.”

The 25th Annual Trophy Cup is an event that Tiner, like many others, circles on his schedule as a big one each and every year. Making the feature on Thursday night, Tiner’s Friday night would be a tough one before his season ultimately came to an early end on Saturday night as he flipped in the ‘B’ while running in a transfer position.

“Trophy Cup has always meant a lot to me, especially spending so much time in the Central Valley the last handful of years and making so many friends in that area,” Tiner added. “It always seems to get the best of me, but still extremely happy to be a part of truly an event that is bigger than racing.”

Coming in 2018 as the Placerville Speedway track champion, Tiner had hopes to defend his title as he quickly scored one of his two feature event wins at the track early in the point season.

As is the case in racing, plans change and Tiner’s career took a new turn that saw him and fellow racer and close friend, Kyle Hirst start a joint venture that took him out of the seat late in the summer as their focus turned to getting Tiner Hirst Enterprise up and running.

“Our business had been in the works, and as things came together I made the decision to put racing on the back burner and get everything in order, and I had nothing but encouragement from the family and friends that support me,” Tiner said. “To have them ready to go racing when I was able to meant a lot, and I am thankful to continue to have great people behind me.”

An annual trip that Tiner looks forward to year after year is Speedweek Northwest taking place in Northern CA and up into Oregon. Able to make the trip again back in July, Tiner performed well as he claimed one feature event win, four Top-10 finishes and of those, two were Top-five’s as he ended second in points.

“I am already looking forward to building for 2019 and seeing what we can do,” Tiner said. “Hopefully I can continue to enjoy myself racing with some great people, my great family, and great friends.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Fisher Racing Engines, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, B&B Racing Engines, ART, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-29, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: Steven Tiner’s 2018 season has concluded.

 

 

Swindell Venturing to Riverside Saturday, Open for World Finals Ride

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Oct. 25, 2018) - Sammy Swindell will likely wrap up his season this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway.

Swindell is invading the quarter-mile oval for twin features during a USCS Series event that was postponed earlier this month because of weather. He and car owner A.G. Rains were victorious at the track in July.

"We'll have our work cut out for us because we didn't have a great heat race run when the event started a couple of weeks ago," Swindell said. "We started at the back of a tough heat on a track where there wasn't a lot of passing. We made up some ground, but that doesn't put us in a great position to start the first main event this Saturday. However, I'm confident in the car and we've moved through the field before so we'll do our best and see what happens."

Swindell was scheduled to conclude the season next week during the World of Outlaws World Finals hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

"Unfortunately, the Thone Motorsports team has work commitments so they're unable to make it that weekend," he said. "I am open to an opportunity with a team that can be a contender."

Swindell won the inaugural World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in May 2000 and he also visited Victory Lane there in 2012.

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 33 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Simpson Race Products

Simpson Race Products is an American motor sports parts business that supplies gloves, helmets, harness systems, driver's suits, head restraints, shoes and more ranging from racers at local tracks to international teams. For more information, visit http://www.SimpsonRaceProducts.com .

"Simpson Race Products has been with me since 1974," Swindell said. "They've been keeping me safe for more than 40 years."

Swindell would also like to thank ACME Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Whitacre Glass, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, CP Pistons, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, South Bay Partners, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Builds Notebook During Final World of Outlaws Weekend in Midwest

Inside Line Promotions - DODGE CITY, Kan. (Oct. 25, 2018) - Greg Wilson registered a pair of 20th-place results last weekend during his final two World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races of the season in the Midwest.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels sponsored team began the action on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., during the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout.

"The track was pretty fast all night so it was tough to make passes," he said. "Unfortunately, our qualifying result wasn't as good as we wanted and put us in a hole. We made the best of the situation and moved forward in the main event. Although we didn't get the result we wanted, it was our third time at the track and was a good night to continue learning the setup for racing that place."

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown.

"We ran a little better to start the night before ending 20th in the A Main," he said. "It was our debut at the track. It's a nice facility and I'll look forward to going back. You can usually improve quite a bit between your first and second races at a track so I can't wait to return there in the future to show our growth."

The competition shifts to Central Pennsylvania for the famed Tuscarora 50 this Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. The finale pays a whopping $51,000 to win.

"This is a huge event that will have a lot of great drivers competing," he said. "Port Royal is a big, wide track. I'm not sure how the weather is going to affect the racing, but it should be a fun weekend if the track widens out and we get a couple of lanes to race on."

Wilson's career-best World of Outlaws result at the half-mile oval came in 2015 when he maneuvered to a seventh-place finish.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 19 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 4 (3); Feature: 20 (22).

Oct. 20 - Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 20 (13).

SEASON STATS -

71 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GregWilsonw20

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DNC Hydraulics

DNC Hydraulics, which is headquartered in Rawson, Ohio, is a hydraulic cylinder rebuilder for heavy duty construction equipment, mill type, crane, scrap metal recycling and large bore and stroke factory cylinders for various applications and many other industries. For more than 20 years DNC Hydraulics has been dedicated to serving each customer with the best service and response to their specific hydraulic repair needs and timelines. DNC Hydraulics strives to continually add and update machinery and tools to speed up repairs reduce costs improve quality and minimize down times on customers equipment. Each job is treated the same and evaluated separately so no detail is missed and the root cause of the problem is identified and corrected. For more information, visit http://www.DNCHydraulics.com.

"DNC Hydraulics has been a long-standing partner of Greg Wilson Racing," Wilson said. "Their support throughout the years has helped us get to the level of being able to compete with the World of Outlaws and we're grateful to have them as an important part of our team."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, Gear Alloy Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Redlined Welding & Construction, Callies, Magtech Ignition, Banshee Graphics, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Pfann's Custom Performance & Restoration, Tim Hogan's Carpet (Lima, Ohio), Bedford Valley Petroleum, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Elite Wings, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Produces Top-10 Finish During Dutch Hoag Nationals at Outlaw Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - DUNDEE, N.Y. (Oct. 25, 2018) - Joe Trenca capped his season with a top-10 finish last Friday at Outlaw Speedway during the Dutch Hoag Nationals.

The Mucci Motorsports driver kicked off the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints show by timing in fourth quickest in his group. A fifth-place finish in his heat race lined him up on the inside of the seventh row for the main event.

"We didn't set ourselves up to start near the front so that hurt our chances, but I was pleased with how we progressed at the end of the night," Trenca said. "Top 10s are always the first goal and since this was our final race of the season it was a good way to go out."

Trenca advanced for a ninth-place result, which marked his fourth consecutive top 10 at Outlaw Speedway. It was also his 10th career top-10 finish at the oval.

"We've always seemed to run well at Outlaw Speedway," he said. "It's one of my favorite places and it certainly doesn't hurt that we're a consistent top-10 car there."

Trenca ended the season with back-to-back top-10 finishes. It marked only the third time this season that he recorded consecutive top 10s.

"Consistency is something we're working on and that will be an emphasis next year," he said. "Thankfully we're ending the year with some momentum and we will try to use that to springboard us into a successful 2019."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 19 - Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 9 (13).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 11 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 26 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

Founded in 1967, Weld Wheels is the undisputed leader in maximum performance wheels. Whether it's hard core off road, on the track, or on the street, Weld Wheels has unleashed the performance potential of all types of machines for nearly 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.WeldWheels.com .

"It's great to team up with Weld Wheels, which is a proven leader in premier wheels," Trenca said. "We really appreciate their support."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, FK Rod Ends, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, Fast Axle, Wilwood Brakes, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Seals-It, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

Blurton Enjoys Best Season of His Career, Wants to Grow Team in 2019

Inside Line Promotions - QUINTER, Kan. (Oct. 25, 2018) - Zach Blurton had arguably his best season of sprint car racing this year. So much so, he is beginning to lay the ground work to grow his family team in 2019.

Blurton recorded four wins in his 305ci winged sprint car in 2018 and of the 32 events he competed in, Blurton finished in the top five in half of them while not having a single DNF.

"Honestly it's the best year we've ever had," he said. "I had a season a couple years ago where I won five features, but to be that consistent and not have one DNF shows how good our team really was."

Blurton also earned his second straight United Rebel Sprint Series title in 2018.

"The URSS is working on a deal for 2019 and if it happens it could be really great for us," he said. "I wanted to race for the IMCA title, but there simply isn't enough chances to race for points in our area compared to other areas of the country."

Blurton said he wishes he could start the year like he finished and that has him pumped up for 2019.

"When we made the switch to the Speedway shocks and the new Eagle chassis we really found some speed," he said. "We already ordered a new Eagle and we are getting things ready for 2019. I can't wait."

Blurton noted he is looking to expand his program next year, adding some 360ci sprint car races to the schedule.

"I want to grow our team and set ourselves up for something else," he said. "I'm just not completely sure of the direction as of yet. I feel like my talents aren't showcased enough around here in the 305s."

Blurton has experience in the division as he was the 360 Rookie of the Year at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in 2013.

"I was just 17 and we really didn't know what we were doing as far as setups," he said. "Now we have a good grasp on what we are doing with the car and I feel we could turn some heads."

Blurton added he would really like to follow the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com if the opportunity presents itself.

"We have a lot of the pieces in place," he said. "We just need a little more help financially for more equipment. Most of the races are pretty close to home."

Blurton would also like to thank all of his sponsors for 2018, including: Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., Wheat State Roofing, King Racing Products, Phillips Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center, Brian Younker Farms, Bootleggers Main Street Bar & Grill, Jet-Hot Coatings, Randy Patterson Welding, Outlaw Wings, Billinger Repair Shop, Rob's Fun Center, Tornado Racing Engines, Bad Habit Sports Bar & Grill and Rod End Supply.

"It's hard to get sponsorships for sprint car racing and we were able to add a few new ones this year," he said. "It really isn't an understatement to say we couldn't do this without each and every one of them. Some of them really stepped up their help this year and we have some wanting to do more in 2019. All the people behind the businesses that sponsor us are fantastic friends as well as helping the race team financially.

"I also want to thank my wife, Ally, my parents and all my crew guys. My family sacrifices a lot so that I can race and my guys work their butts off all season. They all make this deal a lot of fun."

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 4 wins, 16 top fives, 23 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

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

APPAREL -

Visit Blurton's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZachBlurtonRacing for more information.

RACING OPPORTUNITIES -

Blurton is seeking additional racing opportunities and is willing to travel. To learn more information, contact Blurton at 620-393-5249 or ZachBlurton@gmail.com.

 

 

KYLE LARSON RACING READY FOR BIG DOUBLE HEADER WEEKEND AT PORT ROYAL

THE SPEED PALACE: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads north to take on the Pennsylvania Posse one last time this season with two nights of racing at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway. Friday night Shane Stewart and his Kyle Larson Racing team will compete in the Nittany Showdown followed up by the Tuscarora 50 on Saturday.

PORT ROYAL HISTORY: The KLR team has competed at the Speed Palace four times since 2014. They have earned two top-10 scores and haven't finished worse than 13th. Last year, the Bixby, Okla., native qualified 12th in Flight B of time trials and finished seventh in his heat race. After suffering a blown engine in the Last Chance Showdown and taking a provisional to start at the back of the 30-lap feature event, Stewart was able to climb from 25th to 11th, earning the KSE Hard Charger award for the night.

RACE INFORMATION: For more information on both races at Port Royal Speedway this weekend, please visit www.portroyalspeedway.com. To purchase tickets for Friday's 30-lap Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway, please click here. To purchase tickets for Saturday's $51,000-to-win Tuscarora 50, please call 717-527-4414. If you are unable to make it to either event, both will be streamed live on DIRTVision.

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Kyle Larson. The Elk Grove, Calif., native will compete in the First Data 500 this Sunday at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Jakob Weaver of Coldwater, Mich.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners Chevy Accessories, BRANDT, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, Coca-Cola, Howard Johnson Lima and Scott for being a part of our team.

CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

 

 

McCullagh To Chase History as New Season Kicks Off

It is now just over a week until the 2018-19 season kicks off at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, with the staging of the opening night of the $10,000 to win Parr Motorsports Sprintcar Track Premiership set to dominate proceedings on Saturday November 3.

Doubling as Round 3 of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series, and also featuring the Junior Sedan Yeoman Williams Memorial, the opening night looks like being as entertaining as ever.

With on-line tickets sales for all events having commenced on Monday, via the Club’s website www.premierspeedway.com.au, much attention has already turned to January and the staging of the 47th South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Of the 46 completed Classics only 25 drivers have earnt the right to add their names to the Classic honor roll. Of those 25, Garry Rush visited victory lane and amazing seven times, while America’s original Classic Ambassador Danny Smith was hot on Rush’s tail with six wins of his own.

The only three-time winners are the impressive trio of Max Dumesny, Kerry Madsen and Brooke Tatnell who incidentally have claimed an amazing 12 Australian Championships between them as well!

The two-time Classic winners list, while also being a compact list, is most definitely not short on talent, with Jac Haudenschild, Donny Schatz and Steven Lines having claimed victory twice, with both Haudenschild (1981 & 82) and Schatz (2001 & 02) having completed back-to-back wins.

Looking to join this illustrious trio, will be 2018 Classic Champion Corey McCullagh who has signaled his intent by nominating his JM Industries Powered V90 Maxim for duty as he goes in search of a second successive Classic win.

This will be no easy feat, as since Ian Loudoun punctuated Steven Lines’ two wins in 2011 and 2013, the Classic has produced another five straight first-time winners, with California’s Tim Kaeding winning in 2014 with his fellow Californian Kyle Hirst following suit in 2015.

With James McFadden now domiciled in Warrnambool, McCullagh’s victory last January continued an amazing run of local success following Jamie Veal in 2016 and McFadden in 2017 as the latest Classic Champions.

For his assault on the 2019 Classic, McCullagh will again enjoy a host of local support with event sponsors South West Conveyancing on board along with Owen Built Homes, Owen Truss, TAG Plasters, Hogs Breath Café, Ballarat, Performance Racegear and Warrnambool RV and Caravan Centre.

Joining McCullagh in confirming his entry for the Classic is New South Welshman Peter O’Neill who will campaign his N83 J&J come the $30,000.00 to win Classic on the weekend of January 18 to 20, 2019.

For his trip across the border O’Neill will enjoy the support of Orr Racing, Meander Village, Elite Wings, Peter O’Neill & Associates Pty Ltd and MMSR.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Busy Season Looms for Van Ginneken

Focusing predominantly on his 410 Sprintcar duties during his upcoming 2018-19 season, along with selected outings in two other classes, Tim Van Ginneken’s season will be nothing short of eventful as he prepares to contest most of the Victorian calendar.

Piloting the Vic # 44 Lowes Auto Repairs / Anderson Bobcat Hire supported Triple X, which is powered by a Maxwill Racing Engines 410ci engine and is co-owned by his stepdad Trevor Anderson, Van Ginneken, from Warrnambool in the south west of Victoria, will not only be participating in selected Eureka Garages & Sheds Series rounds, but also numerous blue-ribbon events.

Hoping to utilise his home track advantage during the Grand Annual Classic, the Victorian Title and the annual Max’s Race, all of which will take place at his home track Premier Speedway, the 32-year-old racer’s campaign will also see him contest selected 360 Sprintcar race meetings, including the Victorian Title at Simpson Speedway.

With additional events a possibility depending on budget, Van Ginneken and his team hope to travel interstate throughout the season to participate in the Western Australian Title, the Ross Wright Memorial in South Australia and the Australian 360 Sprintcar Championship in Western Australia, along with selected Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW rounds at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

After starting the season in August by contesting the Chariots of Thunder Series at Darwin’s Northline Speedway in the Northern Territory, Van Ginneken this season has made a few big changes from previous seasons but the objective out on the track remains the same.

“My team and I have mapped out quite a busy season and I’m really looking forward to getting back out there and trying to challenge at the pointy end of the field,” commented the two-time Western Australian Champion and last season’s Northern Territory Champion.

“After running for a few car owners in recent seasons, I’ve decided to go back to running my own team, and I have teamed up with my stepdad Trevor, for this season and we are very excited about the season ahead.”

Not only will the team be juggling their time between 410 and 360 Sprintcars, they will also be making numerous appearances in Formula 500s aboard the Yamaha R6 powered Hyper car owned by Darwin’s Damon and Laura Smith, planning to compete in each of the six Speedweek Series rounds, the Victorian Title and two Victorian Stampede Series rounds.

Getting his season underway on the Saturday night of November 3, Van Ginneken will make his 2018-19 season debut at Premier Speedway for the third Eureka Garages & Series round.

Van Ginneken would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: Lowes Auto Repairs, Rafferty’s Tavern, Anderson Bobcat Service, Boyle’s Livestock Transport Mepunga, Matko Hire, SWG, GJE Transport, BLG Transport, Novara Homes, KQ Autos, McQuinn Electrical, VG Build, Lethal Race Wings, South West Conveyancing, Tyre Factory Warrnambool, East Warrnambool Garden Club, and Indy Race Parts.

To find out more about Van Ginneken and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching TVG Motorsport v44.

 

 

Austin Liggett Tunes Up For Oval Nationals with Seventh Place Finish at PAS

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the impending Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway looming near, Austin Ligget and team bolted their 410ci engine into the ALR No. 83 and headed south to get a tune up race in as Liggett would flex some muscle and finish seventh on Saturday night.

“Perris went really well in the scheme of things,” Austin Liggett said. “It was not a terrific night on paper, but we found the speed and comfort in our car that we had kind of lost so that is a huge win for us.”

With 23 cars in action at the Southern California speed plant, Liggett would open the night up by timing the Excel Environmental Services/Lucas Oil/Hurst Fabrications entry in 12th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Continuing to adapt to the 410ci engine after spending much of the year running with the USAC West Coast 360’s, Liggett would pick up a second place finish in his heat race after lining up in the second row, which would place him in the 12th starting position for the feature event.

Jumping into the Top-10 as things got underway, Liggett showed patience on the ½ mile speedway as his car seemingly got better as the fuel load burned off. Working his way forward, Liggett would soon find himself in a multi car battle as he vied for position inside the Top-5.

Continuing to work hard against the stars and cars of the USAC/CRA Series, the 2018 USAC West Coast 360 Champion would cap his night off with a seventh place finish.

“We seemed to get better as the race went on and I felt pretty good at the end of it,” Liggett noted. “I am excited to get back down here in a couple of weeks and take on the USAC National Series during the Oval Nationals.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Lucas Oil, Hurst Fabrications, Infinity Shocks, 4 Alarm Promotions, Epic Fire Apparel, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-20, Wins-3, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Liggett will take this weekend off but is scheduled to travel to Perris Auto Speedway on October 20th to get some laps prior to the Oval Nationals.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Austin Liggett on Twitter by following along @AustinLiggett

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Tackling ASCS National Tour Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Oct. 24, 2018) - Channin Tankersley will make his season debut with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com this weekend during the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling.

Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., hosts the doubleheader on Friday and Saturday. It will serve as the final two races of the season for both the series and Tankersley, who is fresh off scoring his third career ASCS Gulf South Region championship.

"We're excited to run with the ASCS National Tour for the first time this year," the Old School Racing driver said. "We've done well at regional races, but this weekend presents a great opportunity to push ourselves and use this as a measuring stick to see how we stack up against the ASCS National Tour drivers."

Tankersley has six wins, 11 top fives and 12 top 10s in 14 starts this year in a 360ci winged sprint car. This weekend marks the fourth different state he'll compete in this year.

"I haven't run at Creek County very often," he said. "I know it's a smaller, elbows-up type of track. We've done well at places where you have to hustle the car so hopefully that carries over to this weekend."

Tankersley last raced at Creek County Speedway in June 2017 when he finished a career-best 20th after pulling off the track early to save equipment. He also raced there once the previous season. Prior to that his most recent visit to the bullring was in July 2008 when he made his debut there.

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 6 wins, 11 top fives, 12 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., for the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to 4XL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shriners Hospitals for Children

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"Our car owner Bruce Griffith is a long-time supporter of Shriners Hospitals for Children, which does amazing things for children in need," Tankersley said.

Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Intra Services, Challenger Drilling, Blackfoot Electric, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Willie Croft and Rudeen Racing Win Trophy Cup Finale with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: All eyes often turn to California this time of year as the Trophy Cup takes center stage and attracts drivers from all regions. When the dust settled on the three-day event it was a couple of drivers using KSE Racing Products taking home big victories.

Building off his Cotton Classic success just one week ago, Mitchell Faccinto got the 25th Trophy Cup kicked off in style. Fending off a furious field, Faccinto was able to tame the Thunderbowl and grab the victory with KSE Racing Products.

Saturday night’s grueling 50-lap feature event went to former Trophy Cup champion, Willie Croft. Driving the famed Rudeen Racing No. 26 machine, Croft used his KSE Racing Products to claim the feature event during the final night of racing.

Donny Schatz made it a 20 win season with the World of Outlaws for the sixth straight season as he used his KSE Racing Products to win at Dodge City Raceway Park, one night after Darryn Pittman parked his Kasey Kahne Racing entry in victory lane at Lakeside Speedway.

Justin Grant took top honors at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night, as Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell, Tyler Thomas, Mark Smith, and Lucas Wolfe also used KSE Racing Products to score wins!

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Bergman Excited for Opportunity to End ASCS National Tour Season on Winning Note

Inside Line Promotions - SHAWNEE, Okla. (Oct. 24, 2018) - Statistically, Creek County Speedway is one of the best tracks Seth Bergman has ever invaded.

Bergman has a half-dozen wins at the bullring in Sapulpa, Okla., including one during his most recent start this season to go with trips to Victory Lane in 2017, 2016, 2013, 2012 and 2011. He also has at least one top 10 there in all nine seasons that he's raced in the Midwest during his career.

"I really like racing at Creek County," he said. "I've always taken to it. I think it was where I earned my first career podium finish with the ASCS National Tour in 2009 and we've been very successful in subsequent races."

In fact, Bergman has six victories, 11 podiums and 17 top 10s in 19 360ci winged sprint car starts at the bullring dating back to 2009.

That bodes well as Bergman is scheduled to wrap up the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com season this Friday and Saturday at Creek County Speedway.

He enters this weekend ranked second in the ASCS National Tour championship standings. If Bergman can finish in that position it'll be his career-best run with the ASCS National Tour. Additionally, he has four ASCS National Tour victories this season, which is tied for his most earned in a single season.

"This has been a great season for us and we're looking to cap it with a couple of great nights this weekend at Creek County," he said. "I'm excited that is where we finish the year with the ASCS National Tour and I hope that we can contend for a couple of wins. Last year we won the season finale and it'd be an awesome feat to do the same thing this year."

SEASON STATS -

62 races, 10 wins, 31 top fives, 43 top 10s, 50 top 15s, 55 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., for the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

Bergman has men's and women's t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer during events he competes in this season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Corridor Electric

Corridor Electric is a full-service electrical contractor located in Snohomish, Wash. With a specialty in electricity, Corridor Electric was established in 1999 by Seth's parents - Steve and Terri Bergman.

"Corridor Electric has been the backbone for my racing career," Seth Bergman said. "It's my parent's business and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years. I wouldn't be able to chase my racing dreams without everything they have done for me."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Young Tool Company, Triple X Race Components, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Price Takes Part in Trophy Cup for Fifth Straight Year

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2018) - Robbie Price competed in the 25th annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway last weekend aboard the family owned No. 21P. The 2018 edition marked the fifth consecutive year that he has made the trip south to take part in the prestigious event.

The native of Cobble Hill, B.C., was 19th quickest in the second group of time trials out of the 43 drivers who hit the track in that flight last Thursday. In heat race competition, Price finished second, which put him in a B Main. Unfortunately, he hooked a rut and took a wild ride, which destroyed his car and forced him to bring down a backup car for the next night.

"Thursday night started off pretty decent," he said. "I didn't quite qualify as well as I wanted to. I was pretty conservative on the first lap and on the second go-around hit a hole pretty hard in turn one. In the heat race, I didn't quite get the jump on the start and Willie (Croft) was fast all weekend. We weren't bad in the B Main. I moved around a few spots and tried to run the top, but it was around the bottom so I wasn't really gaining anything. I hit (turn) one wrong and it ate me up and I went for a pretty good ride."

Price timed in 27th quickest in his group on Friday. He worked his way from the eighth starting spot to finish fifth in a heat race. In the B Main, contact with another car just past the halfway point ended his night.

"The car we brought down was a brand new Triple X," he noted. "We were pretty good right off the bat. I was the last car out for my qualifying flight so that kind of hurt me. A few cars got called for a jump in the heat so that moved us up, which made it tough to earn points for passing cars to get locked in. We were okay at the start of the B Main, just had some bad luck."

The finale of the Trophy Cup saw Price open his evening with a win in the D Main, which moved him into the C Main. Price moved forward from the 12 th starting spot to finish eighth, coming up a few spots shy of transferring to a B Main.

"We didn't have enough points to get in a qualifier so we started the final night pretty deep," he said. "I broke my brake pedal in the D Main and went to switch it for the C Main and there was a different throw on it and it didn't move far enough before it hit the firewall. I didn't have any brakes in the C Main, but we were good. I got up to fifth and tried the bottom on a restart and got passed by a few cars. I had to try something. I couldn't just follow them, even though I didn't have any brakes. It just didn't work out."

Price is currently working on a deal to race during Thanksgiving weekend in Arizona with the ASCS Southwest Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 2 (2); B Main: 18 (8).

Oct. 19 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 5 (8); B Main: 18 (15).

Oct. 20 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - D Main: 1 (1); C Main: 8 (12).

SEASON STATS

44 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

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"Brad and Dale Melin have been involved in racing for a while and have partnered up with me to race on the road this year," Price said. "I really appreciate their support."

Price would also like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Wildlight Motorsports Photography, Triple X Race Co. and Strong Crane Service for their continued support.

 

 

Macedo Makes Trophy Cup Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the seat of the Tarlton Motorsports entry over the weekend, Cole Macedo would make his first career start in the coveted Trophy Cup that benefits the Make a Wish Foundation. Making the feature events during Thursday and Friday’s events Macedo’s weekend would come to a close during the Saturday night semi.

“We couldn’t get timed in like we needed to Thursday or Friday night, but we took advantage in our heat race to make both prelim feature,” Cole Macedo added. “With Saturday being points based, we were in the ‘B’ and we were unable to transfer into the feature. All in all, I am happy with how my first Trophy Cup went.

Thursday night Macedo opened the 25th Annual Trophy Cup up by timing the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc. backed No. 21x machine in 20th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Racing his way to a heat race win, Macedo would automatically lock himself into the 30-lap feature event as he looked to make up big points leading into Saturday night’s finale.

Taking the green flag form the 19th starting position, the Lemoore, CA driver would look to work his way forward as he gained valuable laps around the difficult Thunderbowl Raceway. On the 18th circuit, Macedo would have issues on the front corner of his car after contact with the retaining wall, and it would result in him pulling off the racing surface as he would be credited with a 22nd place finish.

Looking for better points on Friday night, Macedo would time in 17th quickest on this night, and just as he did on Thursday night he would pocket a heat race win to again punch his ticket into the 30-lap feature event.

Hoping to have a better result on this night, a lap 11 flip down the front straight away would bring Macedo’s night to a close as he found himself in the second row of his Saturday night heat race.

Working his way to a second place finish in his heat, Macedo would move into the star-studded Trophy Cup ‘B’ where he would roll off from the 11th starting position with just four drivers advancing to the feature event.

Issues under the hood of Macedo’s entry would plague him once the race came to life and it would force him back to the trailer on the race’s second lap.

“It was disappointing with how our weekend ended, but it was a good first attempt at it I thought,’ Macedo added. “I feel like each night I learned something new about the high side at the Thunderbowl, so hopefully in 2019 I can use that to my advantage. Big thanks to all the Tarlton’s for their support. It was great to finally get to run this race.”

The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Yokut Gas, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2018 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-31, Wins-1, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-14.

ON TAP: Cole and Tarlton Motorsports will return to action November 2nd and 3rd at Stockton Dirt Track.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

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Rilat Wrapping Up Season This Weekend at Creek County Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HEATH, Texas (Oct. 24, 2018) - Travis Rilat will wrap up his season this weekend with the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway.

The BDS Motorsports driver will invade the bullring in Sapulpa, Okla., on Friday and Saturday for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com season finale.

"We want to end the season on a high note," Rilat said. "Last year we were able to produce a win during the final weekend of the season so that's our goal once again."

Rilat posted a 10th-place finish during his lone start this season at Creek County Speedway, where he hadn't raced since recording a podium finish in June 2010. His last win at the track came in May 2003.

"Creek County is smaller, elbows-up type of track," he said. "You have to be aggressive, but also very methodical with your decisions. You can get in trouble in a hurry if you're in a bad position so hopefully we can draw good in the pill draw and start up front all night."

Rilat enters the weekend ranked ninth in the ASCS National Tour championship standings. This year was Rilat's first time chasing points on the ASCS National Tour since 2009. Despite missing multiple races because of work commitments, he is set up to finish in the top 10 in the championship standings for the 10th time in his career.

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 20 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., for the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The BOSS

Located in Dallas, The BOSS offers a large selection of hardwood flooring products below closeout prices for retail customers. For more information, visit http://www.ShoptheBOSS.com.

"The BOSS was created by Richard Bell, who has been a really good friend," Rilat said. "He's got a pretty unique deal going on. It's been exciting to see him grow his business and we're appreciative of his support in our racing endeavors."

Rilat would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, Frio Chevrolet, MDS Boring & Drilling, Shark Racing Engines, CnB Chubby, Champion Brands, Joe's Kleen Products, KSE Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, All Star Auto Reconditioning, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Carlan Services, Car Star Collision and Service (from Leduc, Alberta, Canada), Clark Construction, Diversified Machine Inc., Dyer Rods, Eagle Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gee and Gee Racing, Gillund Enterprises, Global Power Services, Hepfner Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Impact Coatings, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kustom Sprintcar Supplies, Lanktree Holdings, Millstone, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pat Beck Motorsports, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance - Newton, Iowa, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shane Liebig, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Speedway Motors, Strong Crane Service, Super Shox, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes and Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Opens Trophy Cup With Podium Before Ending 11 th in Points

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi had a strong showing last weekend during the 25th annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Scelzi recorded a podium finish during the opening round and he entered Saturday's A Main ranked second in event points. While a 13th -place feature result isn't what he aimed for, Scelzi finished 11 th in event points out of 88 competitors.

"I think this is the first year that we finished the A Main on Saturday so that's a positive," he said. "It's two years in a row we've led the points, which is cool, too."

The event began on Thursday with Scelzi qualifying second quickest in his group. A charge from sixth to third place in a heat race earned enough points to transfer directly into the main event. Scelzi started 10 th, but a late rally using the top groove earned him a third-place finish.

"I was caught behind a car for about 10 laps," he said. "I'd fallen back to around 15th. We pounded the wall down and drove up to third. I would have liked to see a yellow. I think we would have had something for the top two drivers.

"It was the best track Tulare has had in seven years. It was actually probably the best track I've been on there. It was very racy. You could run the top, the bottom or the middle as well. It put it in the racer's hands."

Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/_srzoGRQDOs.

Scelzi was the high-points driver following the first night of competition, which took pressure off Friday's preliminary night. He qualified 26 th quickest and called it a night early since he was in a great points position from the first preliminary night.

"A hole had developed in the track and we about destroyed the race car in qualifying so luckily we didn't crash," he said. "Since we had a great points position and our qualifying result wasn't great we played it safe and just started both the heat race and C Main to make sure we were in a good spot for Saturday."

Scelzi kicked off Saturday's finale by maneuvering from eighth to fifth place in a heat race. Once all points were tallied he ranked second and with a 20-car inversion for the 50-lap main event, Scelzi lined him on the inside of the 10th row.

"You don't want to be high-point guy," he said. "You want to be where (Jac) Haudenschild was, like seventh in points. You have the fastest guys behind you and it's a little easier to get through the guys in front of you. The track was wide open and fast the first 25 laps and then wide open in rubber the second half of the race. There was nothing we did wrong with the car. We just couldn't maneuver."

Scelzi gained a half dozen positions and his 13th-place finish marked his best-ever result during the Trophy Cup finale.

He is slated to join his brother, Giovanni, the next two weekends during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., this Friday and Saturday and at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Nov. 1-3. The Scelzi Brothers will both drive for Bernie Stuebgen in the famed Indy Race Parts No. 71 during the marquee races.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 3 (10).

Oct. 19 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: DNF (7); C Main: DNF (2).

Oct. 20 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 13 (19).

SEASON STATS -

65 races, 6 wins, 21 top fives, 34 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 43 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

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"Schoenfeld produces the best headers in the business," Scelzi said. "We have been very happy with their craftsmanship as well as the customer service we receive."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Red Line Oil, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Weld Wheels, Auto Meter, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

White Aiming for Strong Weekend During Season Finale at Creek County

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Oct. 24, 2018) - Harli White will wrap up her second season on the road with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com this weekend with the running of the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling.

White and the series invade Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., for the doubleheader.

"It's a good track and close to home so we always look forward to it," she said. "We've tried to have a goal going into each race hoping for a top five or top 10. We need to finish strong this year. The last few races we've ran it seems like we've had our best car. Hopefully we can finish strong and end the year on a high note."

White enters the final two races of the season tied for 11th in the ASCS National Tour championship standings. However, she is only 47 points out of the top 10.

"It's not the points position we're wanting to end up with, but overall we had some better finishes this year," she said. "I'm very thankful for CatSpot coming on board this year and for all of our sponsors supporting us. It's always hard to get through a season, but thanks to our sponsors and my crew chief, Ryan, we made it through another year on the road with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour."

White has already surpassed her ASCS National Tour marks from last season when she became only the third woman to ever complete a full season on the road with the series. Her two top fives and 10 top 10s in ASCS National Tour competition this season are both career bests.

"We know we have a fast car," she said. "It's the little things that went wrong and put us behind the eight ball. The areas we can control we're working on and sometimes there are circumstances like the pill draw that you have no control over. I feel like we made the best of every situation and we're looking forward to ending the season strong."

White has a top 10 this season at Creek County Speedway, where she garnered a ninth-place result in May during an ASCS Red River Region race.

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 19 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., for the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/ .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"I love all Lucas Oil products," White said. "They have supported us for a few years. Every product they have is awesome. We run their oil and use their tire and wheel cleaner. We use everything Lucas Oil based that we can."

White would also like to thank CatSpot, Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Nattress Construction, The Mower Shop, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, PXP Racewear, All Star Performance, Broken Arrow Powder Coating, Inc., Tommy Thompson Motorsports, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

SuperGen Products/Champion Generator Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

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Part of the Program Since: 2017

SYRACUSE, NY – SuperGen Products is located locally in Newark, NY and is a leading dealer for Champion Power Equipment. Over the past few years they have become a huge supporter of all forms of local motorsports and we are proud that they joined the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints’ Lucky Giveaway Program for the first time last year.

SuperGen Products started in 2010 with their first retail location established in 2012 in Newark, New York and now our second location in Azusa, CA. With over forty years in design and innovation, we strive to create the highest of quality products to make life easier and efficient.

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KYLE LARSON RACING, STEWART TO PART WAYS AT THE END OF 2018 SEASON

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - After a successful five-year run and four strong seasons on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour, Kyle Larson Racing and Shane Stewart have decided to part ways at the end of 2018.

"I can't thank Shane enough for everything he has put into this team over the last five years," said NASCAR star and KLR team owner, Kyle Larson. "When Justin [Marks] and I started Larson Marks Racing in 2014, we knew Shane was our guy. He is one of the best drivers on and off the track and we knew he would bring success to our team. We have accomplished a lot over the past five seasons and have won a lot of big races. I wish him nothing but the best in the future."

Since 2014, Stewart and the Kyle Larson Racing team have tallied 35 victories, 95 podium scores, over 150 top-fives and over 270 top-10 finishes. The duo claimed victory in only their second race together, the first of three in during their inaugural season.

During their first full season on the World of Outlaws tour in 2015, they won nine Outlaw feature events, which included sweeping the Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. They also triumphed during the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. The team finished their introductory Outlaws season with an impressive runner-up finish in the standings.

The following year, the team headed to Arizona before the World of Outlaws season started and kicked off the year with two wins and the overall points championship in the Winter Heat Challenge at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. They went on to snag eight Outlaw feature events including the World of Outlaws portion of 4-Crown Nationals, in addition claimed back-to-back Capitani Classic and Knoxville Nationals preliminary night victories at the famed Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. They ended the year by finishing sixth in the World of Outlaws Championship standings.

Last year, Stewart and the KLR team won eight World of Outlaws events before finishing fifth in the Championship point standings. The Bixby, Okla., native won his first-career race at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., and by doing so took home the Morgan Cup trophy. They also scored the big $20,000 check for winning the Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa and also claimed victory in the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif.

In 2018, Larson took over as sole owner of the No. 2 sprint car team and brought Paul Silva on as General Manager. Despite only having one victory so far this season that came at Eldora Speedway in Thursday's portion of the Kings Royal, Stewart has racked up 19 top-five and 47 top-10 finishes. In addition, the KLR team has made every World of Outlaws feature event with no DNFs.

"First off, I have to thank Kyle and Justin for giving me five great years behind the wheel of the 2 car," said Stewart. "As a driver there is nothing better than being able to compete and win at the highest level of sprint car racing. We have enjoyed some big wins together and never finished worse than sixth in the championship point standings. That in itself says a lot about all the guys that have worked really hard for me. I am forever grateful for this opportunity and I have to say a big thank you to everyone."

Stewart and the Kyle Larson Racing team will look to finish off their tenure together in strong fashion over the final two World of Outlaws weekends at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

 

 

PASSING THE TORCH: CJB and David Gravel to Part Ways After 2018 Campaign Shane Stewart to join Pennsylvania based team in 2019; organization to field 2nd car to close out 2018

CARLISLE, PA. - October 24, 2018 - In racing, as in life, change is a constant part of the story. After three highly successful years, CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel will dissolve their partnership at the conclusion of the 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season.

"Before we get into anything else, our family, Barry Jackson, his family, our crew and all of our partners want to thank David Gravel and his family for an incredible three-year run," said team owners Chad and Jenn Clemens. "From the moment David and Barry were paired together, they were a force to be reckoned with. The stats show that clearly. We've had some of the best years we've ever had with David behind the wheel. We've won coast-to-coast and won some of the biggest races in the sport. In this business, as with most forms of motorsports, relationships tend to run their course. With that being said, we all agreed that this relationship, though highly successful, had run its course and it was time for a change for all parties."

Gravel, the Watertown, Conn. driver hopped in the seat of the #5 GoMuddy.com, Big Game Tree Stands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine, in February of 2016. From there, through the end of 2018, the car registered 33 wins, over 125 top-5's, over 196 top-10's and 22 quick time awards. The pinnacle of the pairings time together was a 20-win season in 2017 that saw the #5 machine capture victories in the prestigious Williams Grove National Open, the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, the Jokers Wild and more. It also saw the team put on a dominating performance at the annual Knoxville Nationals before a mechanical issue derailed their evening. Also of note; the #5 team placed 3rd in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series points standings in each season.

For his part, Gravel is grateful for the opportunity to race with the team and looks forward to the future.

"It was a good ride," Gravel said. "We put up some really good number. This year just wasn't the same. I really want to thank Chad and Barry for giving me this opportunity and propelling me forward in my career. Our perfect night at the (Knoxville) Nationals will always stand out as a good memory for me. Another one is winning the National Open. Getting that one for Chad and Barry was very special since they are from that area."

As Gravel departs, veteran sprint car star Shane Stewart has been tabbed to take over the #5 machine for 2019.

"Shane Stewart is a well-known driver throughout the world," explained Clemens. "From what he's done with ASCS and in Australia to helping Kyle Larson Racing get off the ground, he's proven time and time again that he is a first class talent and team member. I know I speak on behalf of our team and partners when I say we are excited to have Shane join us in pursuit of a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title, a Knoxville Nationals title and much more."

Stewart, a native of Bixby, Okla., boasts quite the resume. Five Knoxville 360 Nationals titles (including four in a row), two Lucas Oil ASCS National titles, over 30 World of Outlaws wins and a win in the prestigious Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia. The driver will return to the 'Greatest Show on Dirt,' in 2019 with a new team, sponsor and car.

"I'm really excited to join CJB Motorsports for 2019," Stewart said. "In this day in age in sprint car racing, especially World of Outlaws Sprint Car racing, it is very difficult to find a good crew chief and this car comes with one of the best in the business in Barry Jackson. I hope to continue the success this car has had over the past few years and add to the record book a bit. Obviously, we want to win a Knoxville Nationals title and a World of Outlaws title. Those are big ones. I'd also like to win a Williams Grove National Open title. This team has proven they are capable of it and, with Barry being from that area, his expertise will help make that happen, hopefully. As a driver, I want to run better in the Central Pennsylvania area. I feel like I have gotten a better handle on it as late and gotten more comfortable at them but I think pairing with this team will make me better at all the tracks in that area. Overall, I cannot wait to get started and I want to thank Chad, Jenn and the entire Clemens family, along with their partners, for this opportunity."

While excitement is brewing for 2019, the final few race weekends of 2018 will add a level of intrigue for CJB as well. Fellow GoMuddy.com driver Kerry Madsen will join CJB Motorsports as a second driver in car #5M for the Tuscarora 50 weekend as well as World of Outlaws World Finals.

"We have a great relationship with CJB Motorsports," said Luke Lundt, President and CFO of Mainstream Holdings, Inc. "Guy Forbrook (Madsen's crew chief) is scheduled to have surgery on November 5th. We wanted to give him some time to prepare for that and focus on that. The opportunity presented itself for Barry and the CJB team to prepare a second car for Kerry to race so that we could finish out our season. We think that this arrangement will do well for these two events. We really appreciate CJB Motorsports and Chad and Jenn doing this for us and we look forward to the future with them."

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com. Check out DirtVision's new subscription program that features LIVE video coverage of EVERY World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy,Weikert's Live stock J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS; 2018 SWEENEY RUSH RACING SERIES WEEKLY DIRT TRACK CHAMPIONS CROWNED

October 23, 2018

(By Doug Kennedy)

(Pulaski, PA)...Other than a pair of late season events, the 2018 season for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is completed and the Series is proud to announce that 17 different drivers at 19 different race tracks claimed their individual RUSH weekly-sanctioned championships. All told in 2018, the RUSH Racing Series sanctioned events at some 30 different speedways throughout the Northeast, Mid Atlantic and Ontario, Canada.

Capturing RUSH Late Model track championships were Brad Mesler (Bradford and McKean), Matt Hill (Delaware), Joe Moyer (Dog Hollow), Jason Genco (Eriez), Jason Parkhurst (Fulton), J.J. Mazur (Genesee), Chad Homan (Humberstone and Outlaw), Justin Lamb (Pittsburgh), Chuck Bowie (Potomac), Darrell Bossard (Raceway 7 and Stateline), Mike Franklin (Winchester). In addition, RUSH will award cash point fund monies to the top five member drivers at each track using RUSH's weekly point system. Those point standings are available under the Points link at www.rushlatemodels.com.

Capturing RUSH Sportsman Modified track championships were Chas Wolbert (Pittsburgh) and Garrett Krummert (Sharon).

Earning RUSH Pro Mod track championships were Chad Carlson (Bradford) and Dennis Lunger, Jr. (Stateline).

Corey McPherson won the track championship at Lernerville for the RUSH Pro Stocks, while Arnie Kent won the "Wednesday Night Lightning" crown at Lernerville for the RUSH Sprint Cars.

"The heart of the RUSH Racing Series has always been our weekly-sanctioned speedways," stated Series director Vicki Emig. "Our goal first and foremost is to ensure that their weekly RUSH programs are healthy, and we do so by providing them with a strong, consistent rules package, technical support, and of course our valuable championship cash point funds and contingency programs. We're lucky to have such a committed group of knowledgeable promoters that understand and support the RUSH concept of cost containment racing and its benefits for all concerned in the future."

In our Late Model program alone RUSH racers have the opportunity to compete in our National Weekly, Summer Chase, Track Pack, and Futures Cup programs without ever leaving their home track, various other similar concepts are also available to our other divisions.

At 29 years old, Wellesville, New York's, Brad Mesler has been racing a RUSH Late Model for the last nine years. Mesler is also a repeat offender, having won the same two track titles (Bradford and McKean) last year. "The Series is pretty consistent and something to look forward to," said Mesler. "It benefits guys that can't always travel when you have the weekly and local track points. What you see with RUSH and the Late Models is what you get with all of their divisions. It's run very professionally."

Chad Homan has been racing Late Models for the past three years after moving over from the Big-Block Modifieds. The 36-year-old driver, who hails from Penfield, New York, won the track championship at Humberstone in 2017. "I think the Series is great with a bunch of places to race. It's nice to go to different tracks and be on a level playing field. Things are growing up around here with increased car counts. I think the RUSH Series has a ton of potential." Homan raced a Modified for 10 years, but finds the cost of a RUSH Late Model to be a lot less.

For 19 years, 34-year-old Darrell Bossard has been in some form of a race car. The Centerville, Pa. racer has a number of championships to his resume. He won Street Stock titles at Sportsman's, Raceway 7, and Tri-City as well a 2015 title at Eriez in a Super Late Model. Most recently he was the RUSH Late Model Champion in 2016 at Stateline and then captured a second title at Stateline. In addition, Bossard copped the first ever RUSH title at Raceway 7.

"I really like what RUSH is doing," said Bossard. "The way that Vicki (Emig) and Mike (Leone) have put forth the extra stuff for the racers makes it worthwhile to go racing. I think RUSH will continue to grow. I already know a couple of guys who are moving up to Late Models from the Stock Car division. I think the RUSH Late Model deal will continue to get bigger because of the different tracks and with the travelling, people will continue to jump into it."

Forty-seven year old Mike Franklin of Winchester, Virginia, has been racing for six years. Franklin won four track titles in the Street Stock division, and now this year, he has captured his first Late Model title at his home town track, Winchester. "I think RUSH is a great series. Manufacturers Night is great. I think that the crate deal is going to replace the Super Late Models and will become the premier series."

Chuck Bowie of Welcome, Maryland was the last driver to win a RUSH track title in 2018 when he clinched the Potomac championship on October 6. "We moved to this series (RUSH) because we wanted to get away from the cheating," said the 39-year-old. "It's nice to have a series that keeps everybody straight. We're glad what they give back to us on Manufacturers Night and the points fund. It's only going to get bigger as the Supers and Limited Lates go away."

Matt Hill of Georgetown, Delaware won the Delaware International Speedway track title this year. At 27 years old, he's the youngest Late Model champion. In addition, Hill was fourth in RUSH's National Weekly Series standings and fifth in the Pace "Summer Chase" program. "It's been great having RUSH on board and bringing more cars and bigger shows to run," said Hill, who just won the season ending $1,250 to-win race at the Delmar oval on October 20. He particularly enjoys the four race, "Battle of the Bay" that happens at the beginning of the racing season. "I think it's a great series with a great group of people running it that keep it going. I would rather run with RUSH than with any other series. I will definitely defend my title next year."

Asheville, Pennsylvania's Joe Moyer, captured the first ever Dog Hollow RUSH track championship this past season. The 46-year-old racer has been racing off and on for the last 29 years and this is his first championship ever. "RUSH is a very good series and very helpful," said Moyer. "They are very thorough, particularly with their teching. The prizes and the contingencies are very helpful to the little guy like me who needs to get a few extra dollars." Moyer was hoping to get out to some of the bigger races this past year, but things just didn't work out. Hopefully, it will be something he can do next season.

Jason Genco of Frewsburg, NY won the Eriez track title for now the second time. He has also captured a championship at Stateline in the RUSH Late Models. Prior to getting into a Late Model, Genco raced a Street Stock for two years and a Modified for three other seasons. "It's fantastic," said Genco of the RUSH Series, who finished second in points his first season on the road with the Sweeney Touring Series in addition to second in the National Weekly Series and fourth in the "Summer Chase". "I don't think there's a better Crate Late Model Series anywhere. It's only going to get stronger. Every year there are more and more cars joining the Series and oh by the way, the teching is great."

The Fulton Speedway title was won by Jason Parkhurst of Volney, NY. The 37 year old racer has been racing for 15 years. He's driven a Sportsman, a Pro Stock, and now the RUSH Late Model. This is Jason's first ever championship. "It sure took me awhile to get one," laughed Parkhurst, who turned in an impressive second place finish in his first ever Sweeney Tour start on July 3 at Weedsport. "I like how we travel to different tracks and of course the teching. They have a general set of rules up and down the coast."

J.J. Mazur of Batavia, NY was on top of the points at Genesee at season's end. This was only his third season in a RUSH Late Model and he has repeated as champion at Genesee over the last two seasons. Mazur also has finished ninth and seventh in points in the last two years on the Sweeney Tour.

"It's a good Series and keeps everyone on the same page and gives the ordinary guy a shot, plus it's economical," said Mazur who is 36. "When we sold everything from our BRP Super Stock and got into a Crate Late Model, we started running back up front again. The future is great with the car counts going up."

Justin Lamb of Coraopolis, Pa., won the RUSH Late Model championship at Pittsburgh for the second straight season. Lamb, who is 36, is now in his 11th year of racing, and even picked up a win for being a car owner as Keith Barbara won in a substitution role on September 29. Last year, Lamb also won the RUSH Bilstein Bandit championship.

"I think the Series is great because it gives people an affordable option to race a Late Model without spending $100,000," said Lamb. "If it wasn't for RUSH I wouldn't be doing this at all. I think the future of RUSH is going to be the weekly shows with the Super Lates just running specials. All of the divisions of RUSH will become the weekly shows."

Chas Wolbert of Warren, Ohio won the RUSH Sportsman Mods track title at Pittsburgh this year. He is the youngest driver of all the track champions. The 24-year-old driver of the #c3 has been racing for 11 years, beginning his career with go-karts. Wolbert then moved to Dwarf Cars and Mod Lites with the 2018 season being his third in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. "This is my first real championship and it's great," said Wolbert. "The class has grown again this year. The competition gets bigger and better and you have to be on top of your game when you unload at the track. I look for the division to grow with different tracks involved. I will be back next year to defend my title."

Thirty-year-old, Garrett Krummert has been racing for 20 years. The Ellwood City, Pa. racer claimed the title at Sharon Speedway in his first season of RUSH. In 2007, Krummert won the "358" Modified championship at Mercer. "They (RUSH) have the most races and they actually have teching," said Krummert who also runs a Big-Block Modified and also competed in the Mod Lite and Super Late Model divisions. "There's no rules with the Big Blocks and that's why I like the teching. I think we're four to five years away where Big Blocks won't be around this area. Every year, she (Vicki) gets more drivers, more tracks, and more product sponsors and what racing series gives you free products once a year?"

Chad Carlson of Lakewood, NY won the RUSH Pro Mod title at Bradford this year in the track's second year of running the division weekly. At 54 years old, Chad has been racing for about 30 years. Overall, he has won five other track titles at Eriez and Stateline. Carlson has finished second in Sweeney Weekly Series points in both 2017 and 2018, worth $2,000 each year.

"Unbelievable...great, great", is what Carlson said about the RUSH Series. "The pay is good and I like the rules. It keeps everyone in the same stuff. There's about four to five new drivers coming in for next year so maybe we can travel to a few other tracks."

Dennis Lunger, Jr. is a veteran racer who has competed in a Spectator Stock, an Outlaw Cadet, an E-Mod, a Super Late Model, RUSH Late Model, and most recently added a RUSH Pro Mod to his arsenal. The 50-year-old Albion, Pa. racer has won the E-Mod and RUSH Pro Mod championships at Stateline. Overall, he's won eight track tiles including two at Sharon, two at Raceway 7, two at Stateline, and two at Humberstone in addition to winning the $3,500 Sweeney Weekly Series title for the RUSH Pro Mods the last two seasons.

"I like the Series a lot," said Lunger of the Pro-Mods. "It's fantastic and the most economical class of anything. It's just an affordable class and you can pick up a motor for $5,000. I just hope we can get more tracks involved."

Corey McPherson won his fourth straight track title this season at Lernerville and sixth overall. The Gibsonia, Pa. driver also won track titles at the Sarver oval in the Stock division in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017. McPherson lost the Sweeney RUSH Pro Stock Weekly Series Championship to Tyler Dietz after winning the crown in 2016 and 2017. In addition, McPherson won the 2014 RUSH Late Model championship at Pittsburgh driving the Bob Bentz #60.

"Just look at how they do their giveaways and prizes- it's unheard of and just awesome," said McPherson, who has been racing Stocks since 2009. "Each prize is well worth it. I think it's a very competitive series. The tech guys are always looking thoroughly at all the cars and try to make it a fair series for all of the racers. I'll probably continue crate racing because we have a pretty good program and it's very affordable. I'm going to stay until I get some significant help from some major sponsor to move up to another division."

Veteran Sprint Car driver, Arnie Kent of New Castle, Pa. won the inaugural "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series title for the RUSH Sprint Cars at Lernerville this past season. "I really enjoyed it," said the 54-year-old racer who earned $1,000 for the five-race mini series title at Lernerville. "This is the most I raced in a while and I was able to go to a lot of tracks that I've never been to before. I think the Series will continue to grow and bring more people into the sport, and it's good to see it's bringing back veterans that haven't raced in awhile."

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 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

Brian Brown Rallies for Top-Five Finish at Dodge City Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - DODGE CITY, Kan. (Oct. 23, 2018) - Brian Brown earned his sixth top five of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last Saturday during the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown hosted by Dodge City Raceway Park.

It was a strong end to a busy weekend for Brown, who kicked off the doubleheader on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., during the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout.

"We started off decent," he said. "We were third quick in hot laps, but that can be fools gold sometimes because the track can be slimy for the first couple of groups. We went back out to qualify and were ninth quick. The track was narrow at that point. We didn't get going very good on the start of the heat and let a car get by, which lost us a row for the feature."

Brown's fourth-place finish in a heat race lined him up 12th for the A Main.

"I rode around and got tired of following guys so I moved around," he said. "Every time I did I got passed. We had a good battle with Kerry Madsen and Brent Marks just outside the top 10. It's just too bad that wasn't for the win. I'm disappointed we didn't run better."

Brown finished 13th and his team ventured to Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday for the weekend finale. He qualified ninth quickest overall and placed fourth in a heat race to line up on the outside of the sixth row in the main event for the second straight night.

"It was pretty much the exact same (as the night before)," he said. "Chad came up with some good ideas to get our car free enough where we could maneuver. We got a good initial start and a couple of good double-file restarts and the next thing you know we were in the hunt. We were able to get a top five, which is a great run for us."

Brown maneuvered to a fifth-place result, which was the second-most cars passed in the feature.

"I wouldn't say our momentum has been the best," he said. "We have good car speed, but don't get the finishes we need. That's the good thing about our sport. It's not like you play on Sunday and have all week to think about the good or bad things you did. You race at Lakeside, get out of there and get to Dodge City at 5 in the morning. You get a couple of hours of sleep and then you're at it trying to improve."

He will return to World of Outlaws action this Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50.

"We've been pretty good there in the past," he said. "We ran second to Lance (Dewease) after leading the Night before the 50 last year. We feel we have a good opportunity to do well. Our engines are really, really good. When you're at a place that big and fast good engines never hurt. Hopefully we can get qualified and the rest of it is just racing."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 19 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 13 (12).

Oct. 20 - Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 5 (12).

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 8 wins, 28 top fives, 37 top 10s, 47 top 15s, 53 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/

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Fifty years later, a lot has changed, but the values of WELD remain. Its production facility is less than a mile from Pappy Weld's Speed Shop where Greg's race cars were built and his passion for performance continues to fuel the company today. Innovation lives on in its industry leading products and relentless pursuit of speed and strength. For more information, visit http://www.WeldWheels.com.

"I think we have 160-plus wins and every single win I've had is with Weld Wheels," Brown said. "They are not only the lightest wheel, but the most durable. We switched to the black wheel this year and everybody seems to like the switch. Weld Wheels has been a long-term supporter and we appreciate them."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, J.D. Welding & Machine, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Driving Second CJB Motorsports Entry at Tuscarora 50 and World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 23, 2018) - Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen will pilot a second entry for CJB Motorsports during the final two weekends of the season.

Madsen said he'll drive the No. 5m this Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., during the Tuscarora 50 before the World of Outlaws World Finals the following weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. Those are the last remaining World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events in 2018.

"We were so strong out there (at Port Royal) last year with Guy Forbrook and the Big Game car that it's disappointing not to come back, but on the flip side it's an exciting opportunity to drive a second car for CJB," Madsen said. "It's a first-class operation. It's something different and pretty exciting. Usually when you jump into a car it's stressful, worrying about everyone getting onto the same page. I'm confident in Barry Jackson so I'm excited. It's still my intention to stay with Big Game next year."

Mainstream Holdings President Luke Lundt added that this is a great opportunity that came out of a great partnership.

"We appreciate the partnership we've had with CJB Motorsports, Chad and Jenn Clemens, Barry Jackson and the entire team," he said. "This will allow Guy Forbrook to focus on his health and to prepare for next season. We're appreciative of the support from everyone at CJB and we're looking forward to the future with CJB Motorsports for the upcoming season."

Madsen recorded a pair of fifth-place finishes during last year's edition of the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

"It's a fast track," he said. "You have to have great horsepower and great cars. The last few years it's trending upwards with upgrades to the track and making the race bigger. It's turning into one of the exciting races of the year."

Big Game Motorsports ended the season last Friday at Lakeside Speedway during the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout with the World of Outlaws. Madsen qualified 11th quickest, placed fourth in a heat race and closed the night with a 12th-place result in the A Main.

"We just weren't on the pace all night," he said. "I think we were too slow to react to the changes to the track. It was a lot different than last year. We didn't qualify well and ran fourth in the heat. Then in the feature we moved around and dropped a couple of spots before we gained a couple of spots so that was that."

The team closed the season with eight wins, 25 top fives and 39 top 10s in 56 races.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 19 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 12 (11).

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 39 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 49 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

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Kevin Swindell and Spencer Bayston Closing Season in Pennsylvania and North Carolina

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Oct. 23, 2018) - Kevin Swindell Racing will join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for the next two weekends to wrap up the season.

Spencer Bayston is set to climb behind the wheel of the Swindell Speed Lab sponsored sprint car this Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., during the Tuscarora 50 before the World of Outlaws World Finals the following weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

"It's helpful," Kevin Swindell said of racing marquee events. "It brings out the best in you, which the Outlaws guys do regardless. We ran with them two nights last week and have an idea where we're at. We'll take what we learned from last week and go at them."

The team is looking to score its first career top 10 with the World of Outlaws.

"It makes it tough (racing with the Outlaws) because of the sheer fact that they've been everywhere and have seen a couple different versions of about every type of race track," Swindell said. "It makes it tough from a notebook standpoint and they've spent more time learning."

Bayston and Swindell have one career start at Port Royal Speedway, which came earlier this season during the famed Pennsylvania Speedweek. Bayston won a heat race and finished fourth in the A Main.

"I think with how we ran in the past I've got a lot of confidence going into it," he said. "Getting back in the seat and getting reacquainted a couple of weeks ago, I have a lot of confidence from that, too. I'm hoping to have a smooth weekend."

The team will return to The Dirt Track at Charlotte during the first weekend in November for the first time since making their debut there last year.

"We spent a lot of time looking at that race last year because that's what we felt like was our worst effort of the year," Swindell said. "We were comfortable going in there. Then we just weren't that great. Hopefully that doesn't repeat itself."

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 13 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rossie Feed & Grain

"Jon Black and his team at Rossie Feed & Grain have been a part of our Chili Bowl car for several years and midway through last year they started helping with the sprint car stuff," Swindell said. "We're very grateful for their support and friendship."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Mike Curb and Curb Records, DKW Transport, Premier Truck Group, Tim Walker Real Estate, TWRentToOwn.com, Premier Truck Group, High Performance Lubricants, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Finishes Second in Trophy Cup Standings After Stellar Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi recorded a second-place finish among a stout field of 88 drivers last weekend during the 25th annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Scelzi piloted a second entry for his family owned team during the mega event, which began on Thursday. He qualified fourth quickest in his group and advanced from sixth to fourth place in a heat race to rank eighth in points. With a 12-car inversion for the main event Scelzi lined up on the inside of the third row.

It didn't take long for him to sniff the lead. Scelzi advanced into second place on the opening lap and he stalked the leader for the remainder of the race.

"Thursday was the best track we had all weekend," he said. "It was slick and didn't take rubber until the last five laps of the main. I ran the bottom and rolled right through there. Mitchell Faccinto was leading on the bottom so I started working the fence. I passed him once and slid him again for the lead, but I couldn't make any speed in turns one and two. There was a big hole on entrance. I had to cheat it and when you do that you couldn't make any speed."

Scelzi settled for a runner-up result, which moved him up to second in event points. Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/AM-569BlUYw.

He returned to the oval on Friday for another preliminary night, this time qualifying second quickest in his group and powering from sixth to second place in a heat race. He was the highest-points driver during the first half of the night so Scelzi lined up 12th for the main event.

"The cushion was big and gnarly," he said. "It was so hard to pass with so many good cars. We raced smart and ended up with the same points total as the night before."

Scelzi scored a sixth-place finish. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/rqADaJSNSW0.

Scelzi then opened Saturday's finale with a run from eighth to sixth place in a heat race. That put him fifth in points and lined him up on the outside of the eighth row for the 50-lap feature.

"We had two good prelim nights and on Saturday we had a decent heat race to put us in a great position," he said. "In the feature we were really efficient. I latched behind Jac (Haudenschild) and we moved through the field. Whenever he'd pass someone I'd pass them too. The track took rubber halfway through so you really had to force the issue if you wanted to pass. I got to sixth and ultimately needed one more position."

Scelzi charged from 16th to a sixth-place result, but he finished two points - or one total position - shy of winning the Trophy Cup title.

His attention shifts east as Scelzi will drive for Bernie Stuebgen this Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., during the Tuscarora 50 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"Port is a tough place," Scelzi said. "It's probably the fastest and most difficult place I've been to. It will be a tough crowd, too. We've qualified good so hopefully we can do that, make the show and stay up front all night."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 18 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 2 (5).

Oct. 19 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 6 (12).

Oct. 20 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Heat race: 6 (8); Feature: 6 (16).

SEASON STATS -

60 races, 3 wins, 19 top fives, 30 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 47 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gary-Scelzi-Motorsports/225890834113599

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - K&N Filters

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"K&N Filters gives our motors the maximum performance they can possibly have," Scelzi said. "They are the nicest product on the market and I enjoy being able to work with them. K&N has supported my family's racing since Day 1. Throughout the years we've become really close with the people at K&N and it's a great relationship we have."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Scelzi Enterprises, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Panella Trucking, NAPA Auto Parts, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, KSE Racing Products, Worldwide Bearings, Todd Jorgensen, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat, Southern Pacific Farms and Indy Race Parts for their continued support.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Garners Ninth-Place Result at Lakeside Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - DODGE CITY, Kan. (Oct. 23, 2018) - Kraig Kinser scored his 13th top 10 of the season last Friday during the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout at Lakeside Speedway.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the fast oval in Kansas City, Kan., began with Kinser qualifying 12th quickest. He then gained a position to finish third in a heat race, which lined him up on the inside of the fifth row for the A Main.

"It's a hammer-down track," he said. "It was fast all night. Everybody looked like they were about the same in the feature. There were a lot of holes and it was tough to pass. You could run right on somebody, but you needed them to screw up to get by them. A lot of guys don't screw up at this level."

Kinser's ninth-place run marked his third top 10 in the last month.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park with the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown. Kinser qualified 16th quickest, placed sixth in a heat race and finished where he started - 16th - in the main event.

"It was pretty heavy and was a fast track," he said. "You were on the hammer. It finally slicked off for the feature a little bit. We didn't know what the track was going to do. It got slick, but the line moved from the bottom to the middle to right around the top. Everybody was running about the same line. It made restarts crucial and we lost a couple of spots on restarts. We were up a little further, but the restarts killed us."

The action shifts east this weekend as Kinser and the Outlaws venture to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50. The two-day event runs Friday and Saturday with the finale paying $51,000 to win.

"It's a big race and we're wanting to make the race," he said. "There will be quite a few cars there so it will be a tough race. We're gearing up for a tough weekend. You have to be at your best. It's a big track and wide. When it gets slick it's slick and when it wants to be fast it's fast. It can be a real challenge."

Kinser posted a 14th-place result during last year's World of Outlaws race at Port Royal Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 19 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 9 (9).

Oct. 20 - Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 16 (16).

SEASON STATS -

71 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 13 top 10s, 42 top 15s, 55 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

Schoenfeld Headers is the manufacturer of competition headers, mufflers and exhaust systems specializing in circle track, drag, tractor pull and boat headers. For more information, visit http://www.SchoenfeldHeaders.com .

"Pretty much every header I've ever ran is from Schoenfeld," Kinser said. "It's a great group of guys over there that make a solid product. They are easy to work with and they know quite a bit about every aspect of racing."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Kessington Aerospace, Southern Pacific Farms, Sander Engineering, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Allstar Performance, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer's Top Rods, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Racing Optics, Crow Enterprises, Aerodine Composites Group, Pro Shocks, Wings Unlimited, VanHorn Racing Graphics and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Ready for Debut at Creek County for ASCS National Tour Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Oct. 23, 2018) - It's been a banner season for Jack Dover, who will wrap up his 2018 campaign this Friday and Saturday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., during the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event will mark Dover's debut at the track.

"It's always a lot of fun to race at new tracks," he said. "I hear it's like I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., and is a tiny bullring. It should be action packed and fun. Hopefully the weather cooperates and we can have a smooth, fun weekend."

Dover has one top five and three top 10s during limited starts with the ASCS National Tour this season. However, he has been dominant in 360ci sprint car competition in the Midwest.

Dover recently secured his third Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints championship in the last four years. He also placed second in the track standings at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and ended fourth in the Midwest Sprint Touring Series despite missing multiple races.

Additionally, Dover has produced a dozen feature wins. It marked the seventh time in his career that he has won at least 12 races in a single season.

"It's been a good season and we're looking to end with another win or two," he said. "We haven't won an ASCS National Tour race in a couple of years so that'd be huge for our team to accomplish that. We're going to go down there and have fun and enjoy the last weekend of the year."

Dover has earned eight career ASCS National Tour triumphs, including one in the state of Oklahoma.

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 12 wins, 24 top fives, 30 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., for the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackdoverracing?fref=ts

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Thorpe's Body Shop

Thorpe's Body Shop has been offering collision repair and automobile painting services to customers in Papillion, Neb., and the surrounding areas for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://ThorpesBodyShop.com.

"I want to thank Thorpe's Body Shop for making our cars look sharp every year," Dover said. "Blake, who co-owns it, has been a family friend since I can remember and we really appreciate his support of our race team throughout the years."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, SSS Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Certified Transmission, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Sides Seventh During FVP Platinum Battery Shootout at Lakeside

Inside Line Promotions - DODGE CITY, Kan. (Oct. 23, 2018) - Jason Sides highlighted last weekend's World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader in Kansas with a seventh-place run on Friday during the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout.

Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City hosted the event, which began with Sides qualifying second quickest. He then won a heat race to advance into the dash. Unfortunately, he pulled the highest number - six - before finishing the dash where he started. That lined him up on the outside of the third row for the A Main.

"It was really good," he said. "We hadn't really done anything different, but it seemed to work good that night. To run sixth in the dash, it wasn't a bad sixth. We were racing with Shane (Stewart). I felt like we were pretty decent and we'd be good for the feature. When they dropped the green it started off really good. After the caution it wasn't as good anymore. The car was a little bit loose and the longer we raced it got more loose trying to hit the bottom. When we came in the left rear tire shrank a little and we came in with more stagger than we went out with. It was still good, but I wonder if we had the same stagger that we left with if we'd have stayed in the top five."

Sides hustled into the top five early, climbing as high as third, and he spent most of the race in the top five before losing a couple of spots late in the feature. His seventh-place finish marked the 15th top 10 of the season for Sides Motorsports.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown. Sides qualified fourth quickest, but missed a spot into the dash by only one position after placing third in a heat race.

Sides capped the night with a 12th-place result in the main event. It marked only the second time in his last 15 races at the track that he didn't finish in the top six.

"I had such a good run on the start that I got to about fourth or fifth," he said. "When I got to the first corner it was like I was driving a dump truck and it didn't want to turn. It pushed up so hard and wouldn't turn. Seven or eight cars went by. From there it was playing catch up. I'm pretty sure we could have had a top five if that hadn't happened."

Sides heads east to compete this Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., during the Tuscarora 50 with the World of Outlaws. His best result in the recent string of Outlaws races at the half-mile oval was last year when he placed 15th.

"I think it will be good," he said. "I hope the weather holds out. With all the improvements they've done it seemed like last year it raced pretty good. Hopefully we can get through there with a good run."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 19 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 7 (6).

Oct. 20 - Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 12 (7).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

81 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 15 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 62 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SidesMotorsport

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sides-Motorsports/283833970847?ref=br_tf

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Jim Schuhknecht

"Jim started helping out a few years ago," Sides said. "He's a really good guy who is a big fan of the sport. Jim has helped me when I've needed it the most and we really appreciate his support."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Riding Momentum Into World of Outlaws Weekend at Port Royal

Inside Line Promotions - YORK HAVEN, Pa. (Oct. 23, 2018) - Trey Starks has earned five top-10 finishes in his last six races to build momentum entering a marquee World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event this weekend at Port Royal Speedway.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver heads to the half-mile oval in Port Royal, Pa., this Friday and Saturday when the finale pays a stout $51,000 to win.

"I'm really excited for this weekend," he said. "Port Royal is one of my favorite tracks to race on and this is the biggest race of the year at Port. I think we do well there and there is an opportunity for some strong finishes. I think it will be a lot of fun. I have pretty high expectations. We time trial really well there and I think the format is in our favor. If everything goes right I think we could have a good weekend."

Starks most recently competed a week and a half ago, kicking off a doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway on Oct. 12. He moved forward in both of his twin heat races. Starks finished fourth and third, respectively, which ranked him eighth in overall points. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the A Main.

"We lost a couple of spots on the start, which really hurt us," he said. "We were experimenting a little to see what we could make work. The track conditions might be a little faster now that it's later in the year. We won't have high temperatures so it may be colder and wetter so we may see the track faster. We were trying some things that might help us for the Tuscarora 50. We weren't good at the start of the race, but we were really fast at the end."

Starks finished seventh.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at BAPS Motor Speedway, where Starks qualified second quickest. A third-place result in a heat race locked him into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 2 to line up on the outside of the front row for the A Main.

"We led about 10 laps of the feature," he said. "It was one of those races where it was tough to lead. We had a fast top side of the track, but the cushion got to be big and treacherous. I started getting tight on the curb. Running through traffic you aren't sure where to go. I stayed up top and I bounced over it. Then I ran second for about 10 laps. We ran down the leader and I tried the top again and lost a handful of spots."

Starks capped the night with a fifth-place finish, which was his 11 th top five of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 12 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Heat race #1: 4 (5); Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 7 (8).

Oct. 13 - BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 5 (2).

SEASON STATS -

71 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TreyStarksRacing?fref=ts

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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"I've been working with J&J Auto Racing for several years and they build the best product around," Starks said.

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Textron Off Road, Golf Cart Services, Champion Brands, FK Rod Ends, Fibreworks Composites, Moose Blocks, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Beer Hill Gang, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components, Security Race Products, Benner's Butcher Shoppe and Darwin L. Martin Trucking for their continued support.

 

 

Daniel Qualifies for First World of Outlaws Main Event During Second Start

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 23, 2018) - Mason Daniel qualified for the main event with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last Friday during the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout at Lakeside Speedway in just his second-ever start in a 410ci winged sprint car and second career race with the series.

The native of Springville, Calif., was sixth quickest in hot laps to open the night with a solid field of 27 cars in attendance. Daniel then timed in 23rd quickest in time trials.

"We were really good in hot laps and were trying to transfer that speed over to qualifying and there was just a driver mistake," he said. "The car was fast enough to be up there in qualifying and I just made a mistake. When you make a mistake at other levels of racing or with other series you can get away with it, but with the Outlaws, they are the best of the best, so any little mistake hurts you."

Daniel finished sixth in the second eight-lap heat race after starting eighth, which earned him a spot into the 30-lap main event.

"In the heat race the car was really good," he shared. "It was nice to transfer from the heat race and not have to run the B Main. Once we were in the main event, we were just getting laps and experience."

In the main event, Daniel lined up 17th and raced a couple of veteran drivers in the early going of the 30-lap race. He wound up completing 28 of the 30 laps and crossed the finish line a respectable 19 th. Even more important than the finish was logging laps against the World of Outlaws drivers and learning every time he was on the track.

"At the start and for the first 10 laps we were really good," he said. "A 410 is a different beast than a 360 and I think I got tired and started making more mistakes than I would have early in the race. That's what caused us to fall back. Any time you can watch what the guys ahead of you are doing, that's a huge advantage. Turns three and four kind of did what it did last time we were there in the spring. It had moisture and slowly moved up the track. Turns one and two had a hole in the entry like it had early this season."

The event at Lakeside put a wrap on Daniel's 2018 season, which marked his first season in a sprint car and first season racing in the Midwest.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 19 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 6 (8); Feature: 19 (17).

SEASON STATS

40 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 30 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dillon Risk Management

Dillon Risk Management is an award-winning risk management insurance company located in Granite Bay, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.DillonRisk.com.

"Dillon Risk Management sponsored us with the midget last year and have stepped up to be a part of our sprint car program this year," Daniel said. "We're grateful for their support and look forward to a lot of success together."

 

 

Brock Zearfoss Looks Forward to ‘Home Cooking’ at Tuscarora 50

PETERSEN MEDIA: Following 11th and 14th place finishes with the World of Outlaws over this past weekend, Brock Zearfoss is looking forward to retuning to Port Royal Speedway this Friday and Saturday night for the long awaited Tuscarora 50.

“I am really looking forward to getting back to the familiar Port Royal Speedway and going after some big money,” Brock Zearfoss said. “We kind of had an up and down weekend in the Midwest, but we are all looking forward to this weekend.”

Friday night in Kansas City, KS, Zearfoss kicked his night off by timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill entry in 18th quickest in time trials, placing him in the third row of his heat race.

Finishing seventh in his heat, Zearfoss would pick up the win in the ‘B’, and move into the feature event where he started back in 19th. As the team continued to work on the Destiny Motorsports entry, Zearfoss would come to life in the feature event.

Working his way forward on the Lakeside Speedway surface, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ would earn KSE Hard Charger honors as he took the checkered flag with an 11th place finish.

“We kind of struggled with speed on Friday night, but the guys stayed at it and we were a lot better in the ‘A’,” Zearfoss noted.

Heading to Dodge City, KS on Saturday night, Zearfoss would find the Heavy Equipment Loaders and Parts/Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint and Supply backed entry 13th on the speed chart following time trials.

Advancing to fourth from the fifth starting position in his heat race, Zearfoss would then find himself 10th on the starting grid for the feature event on a wicked fast Dodge City Raceway Park surface.

Battling a car that was at tick on the tight side, restarts would hinder Zearfoss as he would lose a couple of positions before getting back up to speed. When the race drew to a close, Zearfoss would finish 14th.

“We were a little tight on Saturday and it hurt us on restarts,” Zearfoss explained. “My guys work hard, and I think it will be a great weekend at Port Royal this weekend.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Heavy Equipment Loaders and Parts, Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint and Supply, Meckleys Limestone, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, HRP, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, C&H Veteran Enterprises, and Hoosier Tires North for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-88, Wins-0, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-40.

ON TAP: Zearfoss and Destiny Motorsports are geared up to contest the Tuscarora 50 Friday and Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Brock make sure to follow him on Twitter @Brock_Zearfoss.

 

 

Mallett Picks Up Pair of Top Fives During USCS Competition

Inside Line Promotions - MILTON, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2018) - Jordon Mallett continued his championship chase with the USCS Series last weekend, earning two more top-five finishes as he closes in on his second consecutive title with the Southeast-based series.

Mallett began the action last Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., by charging from the sixth starting spot to finish second in heat race competition, which set him up with a front row starting position in the main event.

"The car was good right out of the trailer and we didn't have to change much on it," he said. "We were pretty satisfied in hot laps and left it where it was for the heat race. The car was pretty good in the heat race as well."

Mallett started on the outside of the front row in the 30-lap main event at the quarter-mile bullring and he finished in that same position to earn his 28th top-five finish of the season.

"I've actually never really been satisfied with the car at Hattiesburg, but we were pleasantly pleased with it," he noted. "Hindsight is 20/20, but we wish we would have made a couple of more changes to give the car a little more drive. We were better than the leader in traffic and could maneuver a little better and had a little more freedom. Once we got clear track, he could just pull away from us. We should have just tuned the car a little bit different. We know what we should have done different and we'll take that on to the next one."

The team ventured to Southern Raceway the following night. Mallett opened the competition with a fifth-place showing the dash. He followed that up by working his way from sixth to third in a heat race.

"It rained off and on, and that track is very sandy so it's like racing on the beach," he said. "It was wet sand and in our eyes. We were terrible in hot laps and were not pleased with anything the car was doing and didn't have near the speed we should have had out of the box. We changed a few things for the dash and still didn't have any speed in the car. We made some significant changes for the heat race and it was tremendously better. We weren't any slower than the leader, we just needed the track position."

Mallett started on the outside of the front row in the main event and ran among the top three until the final couple of corners of the race. While running third, he tried a slide job for second and got to second on the backstretch, but it didn't stick in turns three and four as he ended up finishing fourth.

"We definitely had a second-place car," he said. "I rode around in third for most of the race and could never get enough of a run to pass second. The track was kind of narrow and around the top this time. I gambled for second and fell to fourth and finished fourth. I wasn't going to leave there without taking a shot and it just played in their favor this time. We were satisfied. We made leaps and bounds and were very happy with the car in the feature. It was another one of those where the cards just didn't fall in the right favor for us."

Mallett returns to Riverside International Speedway in his home state of Arkansas this weekend for the completion of the Flip Flop 54. Preliminary events were completed on Oct. 10 and this Saturday the pair of feature races will be contested.

"We are locked in the show and actually starting on the front row of the first feature," he said. "We are eager to see how the weekend goes. I always enjoy getting to race at West Memphis."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 19 - Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss. - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 2 (2).

Oct. 20 - Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla. - Dash 5 (3); Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (2).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 9 wins, 29 top fives, 44 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 46 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Racing Optics

Racing Optics is the world's largest manufacturer of laminated tearoffs for auto racing helmets, motorcycle racing helmets and helmet shield protectors. For more information, visit http://www.RacingOptics.com.

"I use their tearoffs and tearoff posts," Mallett said. "Racing Optics takes care of me. I can stack 30 and sometimes even 35 tearoffs on a helmet and it looks like I'm looking through my shield without any tearoffs."

Mallett would also like to thank Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, DHR Suspension, FK Rod Ends, Water for Christ, Sinco, Inc., D&K Farms, Autometer, Callies Racing Products, Dynotech Race Engines, Fuel Safe Systems, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Wrapping Up Season This Weekend at Creek County Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Oct. 23, 2018) - Alex Hill isn't eagerly anticipating her season finale this weekend at Creek County Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

"This will be my last race of the year so it's kind of sad," said Hill, who has been racing since February. "I enjoy racing. I really missed it last weekend when we got rained out at Devil's Bowl. It will be hard now after this weekend going a long time without being on the track."

While Hill wasn't able to race last weekend it didn't keep her from the track. She flew from Los Angeles and attended the World of Outlaws races in Kansas to cheer for her teammate, Sam Hafertepe Jr.

"It was kind of a last-minute deal," she said. "Sam decided to race with the Outlaws after we were rained out. My friend asked me to fly to Des Moines and then we drove to Kansas City and Dodge City to watch Sam race. It was a fun weekend."

Hill's final race of the year will take place this Friday and Saturday as the oval in Sapulpa, Okla., hosts the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling. She raced there in June when a promising evening turned into disaster.

"I ran second in the heat and started on the pole for the feature," she said. "But then Sam and I kind of got together."

The contact sent Hill's car into a violent series of flips on the front straightaway.

"It definitely didn't end well," she said. "But I'm looking forward to going back since we did pretty well up until the crash.

"We were fast at our last race at Short Track Nationals so it's nice to have some confidence going into this weekend. We're hoping to carry that momentum over to Creek County."

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., for the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tony Stewart Racing

Tony Stewart Racing is the title-winning World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

"We're very proud to be associated with Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart Racing," Hill said.

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Gas and Convenience, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Slade Shock Technology, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Gaerte/TOPP Performance Race Products, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vortex Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

Carrick Thrills Crowd During Second Place Run at Jacksonville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Since the Summer months, Tanner Carrick has been in a groove no matter what he straps into. This past weekend, Carrick and his Keith Kunz Motorsports team were in action for three nights of action, and Carrick highlighted his triple-header weekend with a thrilling second place finish on Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway.

“It was a great weekend for the team,” Tanner Carrick said. “Friday night was a ton of fun. We were really fast and we were right there fighting for a win.”

Gridding the field from fifth aboard his CVC/TRD/Spike Chassis entry for heat race action, Carrick was able to pick up a couple of positions to finish third at the stripe placing him in the third row for the feature event.

On a rough and tumble track that required drivers to get their elbows up, Carrick proved to be up to the challenge as he quickly worked his way forward and engaged in battle with KKM teammate, Logan Seavey.

As Seavey and Carrick raced through the field, Carrick would get the advantage as he overtook the second position and began reeling in race leader, Tyler Thomas. With three to go, Carrick would dive inside on Thomas and actually take over the race lead, but a red flag would be needed and it would negate Carrick’s pass.

Restarting behind Thomas, Carrick would give the leader all he could handle but would take the checkered flag with a second place finish.

Traveling to Southern Illinois Raceway on Saturday night, Carrick would start and finish third in his heat race which would then place him 12th on the starting grid for the feature event.

Continuing to showcase a great Keith Kunz prepared entry, Carrick would be a rocket ship from the middle of the pack in the ‘A’. Carving his way forward in what was a fast paced feature, Carrick would capture another Top-10 finish as he capped his night with a sixth place result.

Sunday night would bring a busy weekend to a head as the Lincoln, CA product checked in at Wayne City Speedway in Wayne County, IL for the Jason Leffler Memorial where he got his night underway by finishing third in his heat race.

Moving into qualifiers, Carrick would finish fourth which would be good enough to transfer him into the feature event where he would line up in the 15th starting position.

From the back of the pack, Carrick would endure some damage to his steering over the course of the 40-lap feature event and it would make for a long race. Sticking it out in hopes of picking up some positions, Carrick would ultimate take the checkered flag with a 17th place finish.

“It was kind of a bummer to end our weekend like we did, but overall it was a lot of fun and I had a great car,” Carrick said. “Thanks to everyone at Keith Kunz Motorsports for all of their hard work.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank CVC, TRD, Spike Chassis, Cemex, Arai, and Shell Shock for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-37, Wins-2, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-25

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will be idle this weekend before returning to racing action in California on November 2nd and 3rd at Stockton Dirt Track.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

NCRA Sprint Championship on the Line This Saturday Night!

October 23, 2018 - The end of the 2018 race season will come-to-a-close this coming Saturday night as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-ci sprint car division heads to 81 Speedway in Park City.

It will be the eighth event of the season at the “home” of the series with current series points leader Jeremy Campbell of Wichita having claimed two of those victories, including the most recent event atop the three-eighths mile oval back on September 2. Campbell will be searching for his fourth-career NCRA championship since competing full-time with the series back in 2010.

Other drivers who have claimed victories this season at 81 Speedway include: Jonathan Cornell, Don Droud, Jr., Jake Bubak, Blake Hahn and Tim Crawley.

Coming into the night, three-time and defending tour champion Campbell holds a slim fifteen-point lead over J.D. Johnson, who is contention for his first-career series championship. Droud, Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska sits just 55-points out of the point lead and is still very much in contention for his second series title.

Norman, Oklahoma’s Danny Jennings sits fourth in the point standings, 140-points behind Campbell.

Jake Greider (-250), Jeff Stasa (-230), J.R. Topper (-330), Fred Mattox (-585), Kaden Taylor (-880) and Ray Seeman (-1245) round out the top ten in points.

Through the eleven events that have been completed thus far this season, ninety different drivers from sixteen states have competed in at least one event. Drivers having reached victory lane include Campbell, Jennings and Cornell (2), Johnson, Droud, Hahn, Crawley and Bubak.

This final event for the NCRA sprint car division will pay the series standard $2000 to win and $300 to start the night’s feature finale. For rules, race information and current series point standings, check out the series website www.racencra.com and find daily updates on their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. More information can be answered by calling (316) 755-1781.

Grandstand admission is just $20 for adults while children 11 and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free. Gates will open at 4:00 PM with a special start time of 6:00 PM. It will also be business appreciation night at 81 Speedway with all Automotive Parts Stores and warehouse employees getting into the grandstands for free as well as one guest. You MUST show your badge or paystub as well as your current ID for this offer.

Also running will be the tracks AAA/Rookie Modifieds and Thumpers.

81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City. More track information can be found on the tracks official website race81speedway.com.

Current 2018 NCRA Sprint car Point Standings:

Jeremy Campbell 2380, 2) J.D. Johnson 2365, 3) Don Droud, Jr. 2325, 4) Danny Jennings 2240, 5) Jake Greider 2130, 6) Jeff Stasa 2060, 7) J.R. Topper 2050, 8) Fred Mattox 1795, 9) Kaden Taylor 1580, 10) Ray Seeman 1135

 

 

Ian Madsen Scores Second Place Finish and Track Record at Dodge City

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of a Top-Five finish at Eldora Speedway a week ago, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team continued to ride the wave of momentum in the final weeks of the season as the team finished eighth on Friday night at Lakeside Speedway before Madsen finished a hard fought second to Donny Schatz on Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park.

“It was a great night for our team,” Ian Madsen said. “Saturday night we had some serious speed all night long, I just misread traffic and it cost us. We have been awfully strong lately and am hoping to pick up a win in our final four races of the year.”

Establishing a new single lap track record in time trials at the Dodge City Raceway Park aboard his Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring entry, Madsen continued to flex his muscle as he picked up wins in both his heat race and the Dash to give himself the pole in the feature event as he looked to complete the clean sweep.

When the feature event came to life on what was an extremely fast racing surface, Madsen shot out to the early lead and reached the back of the field within the race’s first five laps.

Getting held up by a slower car, Madsen’s gap over Donny Schatz would shrink and by the ninth circuit Madsen lost the lead and ran back in second. A couple of cautions slowed the pace of the race, but each restart Madsen and Schatz made it clear that they were superior.

Late in the race, the same traffic that slowed Madsen gave Schatz fits and it allowed Madsen to close in. Working Schatz on the final lap, Madsen would come up just short from his first win of the season as he capped his night with a second place run.

“We had a lot of people in attendance on Saturday night, and it was great to run well,” Madsen said. “The last three, four races have been good to us and we will keep working to end this season on a high note.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, Coverage Direct, Revolution Race Gear, Monarch’s, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-75, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 9, Top 10’s-33

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing will be at Port Royal Speedway this Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Tough Luck Trophy Cup for Andy Gregg

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a couple of weeks off, Andy Gregg and GUTS Racing returned to action over the weekend as the Placerville, CA based team made the trip to Tulare, CA to compete in the 25th Annual Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway where the team would find themselves combating bad luck and mishaps for much of the weekend.

“It was really a tough Trophy Cup on our team, but I have to thank my guys for sticking with me, and working hard despite the troubles we endured,” Gregg said.

Thursday night the curtain went up on the prestigious event and with 88 cars checked into the event, Gregg timed the Angius and Terry, LLP/Capitol ACE Hardware/Crane Inspection Agency backed machine in 21st out of the 44 cars in his time trial group.

Coming to the green flag in his heat race, Gregg would lose an engine which forced him into the infield where he would become a spectator for the remained of the heat before returning to his pit area to drop in a fresh bullet.

Making the call for the semi, Gregg would line up in the 19th starting spot where he would need to advance into at least fourth to keep his night alive. Able to pick up a few positions, Gregg would bring his opening night to an end as he finished in the 14th position in his semi.

Back in action on Friday night, Gregg would get off to a better start as he found himself 17th on the speed chart in his qualifying group before racing his way to a third place finish in heat race competition.

Lining up seventh in the semi, Gregg would do a nice job of working his way forward to finish fourth in the semi and keep his night going as he moved into the 30-lap feature event.

Gregg’s feature would be short lived as driver error would result in an opening lap tangle that would end his night as attention would quickly get turned to the Saturday night Trophy Cup finale.

Breaking a rear end in his heat race, Gregg would hustle to make repairs in the pit area as he would grid the field from the 18th starting position in the 25-lap semi.

With pre race track prep creating a fast surface, Gregg would have a hard time making up ground as he would end his Trophy Cup with a 16th place finish in the Saturday night semi.

“It wasn’t how any of us hoped our weekend would go,” Gregg said. “It is a great event and we would have loved to have some things go our way, but it is part of it. We have one more race weekend left, and I am looking forward to running the 360ci next Friday and the 410ci next Saturday in Stockton, CA.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Angius and Terry LLP, Capitol ACE Hardware, Crane Inspection Agency, Ice House Resort, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2018.

ON TAP: Andy Gregg will be in action on November 2nd in Stockton, CA for the unsanctioned 360ci event, before competing with the King of the West Series on November 3rd back in Stockton, CA.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-18, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-9

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Blake Carrick Makes Thunderbowl Raceway Debut During 25th Annual Trophy Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Cutting his first ever laps at Thunderbowl Raceway over the weekend, Blake Carrick had a very nice showing as he took on 87 other competitors during the 25th Annual Trophy Cup.

“It was my first time racing at Tulare, and it was one of the biggest races of the year but I was pleased with how things went and how comfortable I seemed to get as the weekend progressed.

Competing in his familiar Carrick Motorsports entry, Carrick would carry the number 69 on this weekend competing in a sport reserved for BK Motorsports and the legendary Brent Kaeding.

Learning on the fly at the daunting 1/3 mile oval, Carrick would time in 27th quickest on Thursday night before a seventh place finish placed him in one of the night’s twin ‘B’ Mains.

Going up against a very strong field of cars in the semi, the Lincoln, CA driver held his own aboard the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 69 machine as he brought his night to a close with a 15th place finish.

Returning to action on Friday night, Carrick would time in a tick slower on this night as he would end up 32nd overall on the speed charts before nearly mirroring his ‘B’ Main showing from the night before as he would finish 16th on this night.

Not having quite enough points to qualify for a Saturday night heat race, Carrick would find himself in the second row of a ‘D’ Main, where he would need to finish inside the Top-Four to move into the Saturday night ‘C’.

With the track a little hooked up early in Saturday night’s program, Carrick would settle into fourth as he looked to be on his way to the ‘C’. Late in the 10-lap affair, Carrick would bobble on the cushion and it would let Jace Vander Weerd by and knock him out of the fourth and final transfer.

Carrick would wind up closing his Trophy Cup out with a fifth place finish in the ‘D’.

“I have to thank Brent Kaeding for his help and getting us in the race,” Carrick said. “I also have to thank Clark Riolo and my crew for working so hard and helping me get comfortable on a new track.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will be idle this weekend before returning to action on November 2nd and 3rd in Stockton, CA.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-5

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Blake Carrick by following him on Twitter @Blake_Carrick21 or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Tony Gualda Impresses In Trophy Cup Semi

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though Thursday and Friday would be less than ideal nights for Tony Gualda and C&M Motorsports, the team never flinched and came out swinging on Saturday night as Gualda gained a ton of points in heat race action to find himself in the ‘B’, where he would then charge from 20th and narrowly miss the transfer into the ‘A’

“We had great speed on Thursday night but unfortunately we came up light at the scales and we ended up having to throw that night out, and on Friday we looked to be on our way to transferring into the feature until a last lap incident got me up into the wall and spun out.”

Laying down a very strong lap during Friday night’s time trials, Gualda would time the Moorefield Construction, Inc./Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA backed No. 7c machine in sixth quickest in his group.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, the Hollister, CA wheelman would finish sixth and find himself on the pole of one of the twin ‘B’ Mains. Getting off to a tough start which saw him miss his line, Gualda would slip back and find himself in the fourth and final transfer position as he battled with Carson Macedo and Sean Becker.

Continuing to run in the fourth and final transfer position, Gualda would encounter a slower car in the final two corners on the race’s last lap. Forced to lift, Gualda would get sucked up into the wall and it would spin him out, ultimately ending his night.

Bound and determined to have a good showing on Saturday night, Gualda would do all he could in heat race action as he picked up the important win and waited to see how the points shook out.

Gualda’s result would make up a ton of points as it would propel him into the ‘B’ Main where he would still have a monumental task as he gridded the field from the 20th starting position.

Mired in the back of the field against a field that would be a tough feature event starting line up on any give night, Gualda did not flinch as he quickly jumped up into 12th within the race’s first couple of laps. Cracking the Top-10 in the first nine laps, Gualda would continue to run the ragged edge as he approached Kyle Hirst and Kasey Kahne who were battling for the fifth position.

As Hirst and Kahne touched, Gaulda would use his momentum to blow by both of them and chase after Tanner Thorson who had the fourth and final transfer position.

Though he would give it his all, Gualda would simply come up one spot short as his Trophy Cup would come to a close.

“It was great to end our weekend like we did,” Gualda said. “I would have loved to come through the ‘B’ and make the show, but to fight back like that was really cool. Huge thanks to Cody, Mandi, and everyone that helped us out all week and stood behind me.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Inc., Hollister Auto Parts, PitStopUSA, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports will return to action on November 3rd in Stockton, CA for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour Season finale.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-31, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-15.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Justyn Cox Continues to Impress with Bates Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justyn Cox and Bates Motorsports have proven to be a potent combination the last month and that was apparent over the weekend in Tulare, CA where Cox and company ended up finishing fourth in the final Trophy Cup points.

“It was a fun weekend, and it was really cool to take the momentum we built up the last few weeks and perform really well against a really deep field of cars,” Justyn Cox said. “The Trophy Cup title was just a few spots on the track from our grasp so to be in contention was a great feeling.”

Cox was strong during Thursday night’s opener as he timed the R&B Company backed entry in third fastest in his qualifying flight which would line him up in the third row of his heat race.

Working his way forward to finish third in the heat, Cox would make the transfer into the feature as his heat’s highest point earner and would line up in the ninth spot as he sat fourth in points.

On a racy Thunderbowl Raceway, the Clarksburg, CA driver would showcase a strong No. 42x entry, as he would work his way forward and find himself up in third in the race’s waning laps.

A combination of getting loose in the final laps, paired with battling a couple of hard chargers would result in Cox taking the checkered flag with sixth place finish and getting his Trophy Cup off to a great start.

Friday night would end up being Cox’s throw away night as he would time in 13th quickest in his qualifying group before finishing sixth in his heat race. Lining up 13th in his ‘B’ Main, Cox would flirt with making the transfer as he charged up to fifth, but he would not get the final position and his night would end.

Sitting seventh in points heading into Saturday night, Cox and Bates Motorsports were in a great position to go for Trophy Cup glory. Finishing fourth in his heat race from the seventh starting position, Cox would improve his positioning heading into the 50-lap feature as he found himself in third and well in the Trophy Cup hunt.

Lining up 18th on the field, Cox would go to work on the cushion in the early laps as track prep made the cushion the preferred place to be and made aggressive pass attempts the norm once things widened out.

Working his way forward, Cox would get himself into the Top-10 where he would battle with the likes of Cory Eliason and Shane Golobic, both of which who were well in the hunt for the points battle.

As the track took rubber late in the feature, Cox knew he would have to continue to get positions and continued to run aggressive hoping to make something happen.

Finishing eighth in the feature event, Cox would find himself fourth in the final points, just six points out of the title which was two positions on the track.

“It stings a little come that close and come up short, but we had a fast racecar in the feature on Saturday,” Cox added. “While it does sting, it is also pretty cool to know that we were that good, and that close to pulling the deal off. It has been a wild year overall and it is crazy to me that we only have one more race weekend left.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2018!

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-42, Wins-2, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-22

ON TAP: Justyn Cox will return to action on November 3rd in Stockton, CA.

 

 

Cory Eliason Has Strong Trophy Cup Culminating With Third Place Finish in Points

PETERSEN MEDIA- Checking into Tulare, CA for the week for the 25th Annual Trophy Cup, Cory Eliason and Roth Motorsports would have a strong week that saw them finish third in the final Trophy Cup point standings when the dust settled on the wild three days of racing.

“It is great to finish that high up in points in the scheme of things, but it is also a little disappointing to end up third after going into the feature as the high point guy,” Cory Eliason said. “We were pretty solid all week long, we just needed to gain one or two more positions in the feature on Saturday when it was all said and done.”

Eliason made his presence felt when the three-day extravaganza kicked off on Thursday night. Timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments machine in eighth quickest in his group, a fifth place finish in heat race action would force him into the semi.

Running second in the ‘B’, the Kingsburg, CA driver would move into the feature event where he would grid the field from the 20th starting position. Flexing his muscle, Eliason would make some quick moves and find himself in the Top-10 within the first handful of laps.

Using the bottom groove to his liking, Eliason would keep digging and would cap an impressive charge with a fourth place finish in the opening night feature event.

Friday night, Eliason would come out event stronger as he opened the night up by putting the famed No. 83SR entry on top of the speed chart and earning quick time honors in his time trial flight before pocketing a fifth place finish in his heat race.

Lining up seventh in the feature event on this night, Eliason would continue to move forward just like he did the previous night. Slicing and dicing his way around the Thunderbowl Speedway, Eliason capped his night with a third place, podium finish, and found himself fifth in points heading into Saturday night heat races.

Flexing his muscles early on the final night, Eliason would make a strong move late in his heat as he advanced from eighth to finish third and jumped up to high point guy heading into the 50-lap finale.

Getting off to a slow start, Eliason would find himself in a fight to stay on the lead lap as the leaders quickly reached his rear bumper after rolling off the starting grid 20th.

Able to stay afloat, a lap 23 caution turned into the scheduled open-red and it allowed his Roth Motorsports team to make some wholesale changes for the second half of the race as a Trophy Cup Championship was up for grabs.

Coming to life when the race came back to life, Eliason would start marching his way forward as he closed in on the point title with each pass. As he got into the Top-10, Eliason would be within just four points of the top point position which would be two spots on the track.

With track taking rubber in latter stages of the race, that would be easier said than done. Trying his all, Eliason would wind up finishing ninth in the feature event and third in the final points.

“It is Trophy Cup, and it is a tough deal year after year,” Eliason said. “I am thankful that Dennis and Teresa Roth put me in great equipment that had me in contention to win this deal but we just came up short. Thanks to Brent and the guys for their hard work, and thanks to everyone who does their part in making us go fast.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2018.

ON TAP: Eliason and Roth Motorsports will now make their way to Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania this Friday and Saturday night for the Tuscarora 50.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports or by liking https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/?ref=br_rs.

 

 

Northern California championship finals invade the Stockton Dirt Track on November 2nd and 3rd Friday’s opener to feature Winged 360’s for first time

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – October 23, 2018…The Northern California Sprint Car season will be capped in a big way next week when the Stockton Dirt Track plays host to the 35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson weekend on Friday and Saturday November 2nd and 3rd.

The highlight of the double header is the 35th running of the Tribute to GP on Saturday, which features championship night for the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards. Each series champion will be crowned in the unique Stockton Dirt Track winner’s circle, where fans are invited to gather around and enjoy the ceremonies.

Paradise, California’s Kyle Hirst has put together another fabulous season in 2018 and will be looking to lock up both series championships on November 3rd. The driver of the Roth Motorsports No. 83 sprinter holds a 16-point advantage over Shane Golobic in the KWS-NARC standings, while he maintains a healthy 98-digit advantage over Sean Becker in the SCCT points. Hirst has won the King of the West-NARC title three times prior and claimed the inaugural Sprint Car Challenge Tour championship last season.

The overall weekend opens on Friday November 2nd with championship night for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, along with Dwarf Cars and for the first time ever Winged 360 Sprint Cars. The non-sanctioned show will pay a standard Sprint Car Challenge Tour purse of $2,500-to-win/ $400-to-start the A-main. It will be a perfect tune-up before Saturday’s $5,500-to-win SCCT finale. The Winged 360’s will be following Sprint Car Challenge tech rules. There is no muffler rule either night.

Plenty of camping will be available on the fairgrounds for the weekend with a cost of $33 per night. There is a two-night minimum to camp. To pay by credit card please contact 916-370-9417. Remember to bring extension cords, water hoses, water hose Y’s and in-ground water spigots. During the day on Saturday from noon to 4pm live music will entertain the crowd. From 4pm-6pm inside the grandstands a legends of sprint car racing autograph session will be held.

“We are looking forward to the Tribute to Gary Patterson weekend on November 2nd and 3rd,” commented Stockton Dirt Track Promoter Tony Noceti. “This has become a fun way for everyone to finish off the Northern California season. This year we have added Winged 360 Sprint Cars to opening night for a way to spice up the event a little more. Then on Saturday it’s become a great tradition to crown the KWS-NARC and SCCT champion on the very same night. We are also excited about our legends autograph session before the races.”

All seating on Friday November 2nd is general admission, while Saturday November 3rd features reserved seating in the upper deck. The front gate and ticket booth opens at 4pm on Friday, with racing at 6pm. On Saturday will call and ticket booth opens at 2pm, with the front gate opening at 3pm. Cars will hit the speedway at 4:30pm for wheel packing with hot laps, qualifying and racing to follow. Tickets can be pre-purchased at https://noceti-group.ticketleap.com/

Known as the “Dancing Phantom from Stockton,” the “Preacher,” the “Hostile Hippie” or just simply “GP,” Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured several major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.

Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. This year marks the sixth season in a row that we’ve paid honor to Patterson in Stockton.

The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California at 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. More info can be found at http://www.stocktondirttrack.com/

 

 

 

POWRi West Sooner Series Wraps up with Creek County’s Fall Fling!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (October 22, 2018) – The Sooner Series portion of the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA wraps up the 2018 season with this weekend’s “Fall Fling” at Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway.

The two-day event run in conjunction with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour takes place on Friday and Saturday with racing action going green at 7:00 p.m. on both nights.

While it concludes the Sooner Series slate of events, the overall POWRi West Midget League finishes out the season along with the POWRi National Midgets at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, TX, on November 9-10. In total, more than $12,000 in points fund money is up for grabs in the POWRi West Midget League and POWRi West Sooner Series action for 2018.

Springfield, Missouri’s Kory Schudy is leading the way in both the overall POWRi West Midget League points as well as the Sooner Series standings.

Schudy holds a substantial lead in overall POWRi West points over Sand Springs’ 14-year-old Hank Davis with Nixa, Missouri’s Wesley Smith and the Broken Arrow duo of Hannah Adair and Hunter Fischer rounding out the current top five. Adair sits second in Sooner Series points behind Schudy followed by Trey Marcham and Blake Edwards with Fischer and Bixby’s Cannon McIntosh tied for fifth.

In total, 15 different drivers have picked off at least on POWRi West feature win through 22 events this season with Broken Arrow’s Jonathan Beason leading the way with three triumphs.

Alex Sewell and Jason McDougal split POWRi West victory honors during the 2016 edition of Creek County Speedway’s “Fall Fling” before last year’s event fell victim to inclement weather.

In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer and A1 Machine.

Contingency sponsors include Smith Ti (Heat One), Keizer Wheels (Heat Two), Saldana Products (Heat Three), Rod End Supply (Heat Four), Pyrotech (Heat Five), BOSS Performance (High Point Driver), MPI “Official Steering Wheel” of POWRi West, Esslinger Engineering Performance Award (top-finishing Esslinger entry), and the MyChron Tom/AIM bonus of $300 (1st), $150 (2nd) and $50.

Creek County Speedway is located near Sapulpa, OK, off of I-44 Exit 211 then west one mile on U.S. 66. For more information, contact the track at 918-693-7223 or check online at http://www.creekcountyspeedway.co/.

Current Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA Top Ten in Points: 1. Kory Schudy (Springfield, MO) 5,230, 2. Hank Davis (Sand Springs, OK) 4,020, 3. Wesley Smith (Nixa, MO) 3,500, 4. Hannah Adair (Broken Arrow, OK) 3,310, 5. Hunter Fischer (Broken Arrow, OK) 2,660, 6. Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, OK) 2,430, 7. Blake Edwards (Claremore, OK) 2,270, 8. Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL) 2,140, 9. A.J. Burns (Norman, OK) 2,100, 10. Karter Sarff (Mason City, IL) 2,020.

Current POWRi West Midget League Sooner Series Top Ten in Points: 1. Kory Schudy (Springfield, MO) 2,050, 2. Hannah Adair (Broken Arrow, OK) 1,540, 3. Trey Marcham (Newcastle, OK) 1,220, 4. Blake Edwards (Claremore, OK) 1,210, 5. (tie) Hunter Fischer (Broken Arrow, OK) and Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, OK) 1,200, 7. (tie) Doug McCune (Colleyville, TX) and Hank Davis (Sand Springs, OK) 1,070, 9. Wesley Smith (Nixa, MO) 1,050, 10. Brendon Wiseley (Sand Springs, OK) 1,040.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA is slated for 29 nights of competition at 13 different tracks throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. The POWRi West Sooner Series consists of the dozen events in the state of Oklahoma.

More information regarding the POWRi West Midget League is available at http://www.powri.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PowRiWest/.

 

 

Nienhiser Hangs On To Win Queen’s Royal

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night in Farmington, MO, Paul Nienhiser would do it the hard way, but he would rise to the occasion and pick up his ninth feature event win of the season as he claimed the Queen’s Royal at St. Francois County Raceway.

“Surprisingly I drew well for both my heat and the feature and really put us in a good spot,” Paul Nienhiser joked. “Unfortunately when we fired off for the feature I could tell something was off with our engine but opted to stick it out since we were on the pole and it worked out for us.”

Drawing the pole for his heat race, the Chapin, IL driver took full advantage of his starting position as he raced his way to the win and made himself eligible for the feature event redraw.

Shaking off his luck of drawing seven and eight’s, Nienhiser would pull the one pill and put the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Mason Sound/Innovative Design machine on the front row for the 30-lap feature event on a very slick racing surface.

Pushing out for the feature, Nienhiser would notice something was a miss under the hood of his hot rod, but feeling it down on power and with the track extremely slick he made the decision to roll the dice and stick it out with his prime starting position.

With the engine not up to power, Nienhiser would not get the jump when the race came to life as he settled into second and built him momentum up. Soaring into the lead on the seventh lap, Nienhiser would make do on restarts as caution flags slowed the pace of the race heavily on his night.

A lap 23 caution turned into a fuel stop for the field, and Nienhiser’s crew noticed his right rear was in bad shape, but the Chapin, IL pilot was up to the challenge of babying it for seven laps.

Though it wasn’t an easy task, Nienhiser was able to rise to the occasion as he picked up the victory and watched his right rear go flat while celebrating on the front stretch.

“The odds were definitely stacked against us, but we had a good car, and luckily the track worked in our favor and we weren’t really hampered being down a cylinder,” Nienhiser added.

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Auto Body, Littleton Storm & Timber, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, JRC Transportation, Signature Signs and Design, and Steve Thomas Racing for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-56, Wins-9, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-26

ON TAP: Nienhiser is geared up for one final race weekend as he will make the trip to Charlotte, NC November 1, 2, and 3 for the World Finals.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Paul Nienhiser by following him on Twitter @Paul_Nienhiser or by clicking over to www.paulnienhiser.com.

 

 

Willie Croft Wins Trophy Cup Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Trophy Cup has been good to Willie Croft since climbing aboard the Rudeen Racing entry a couple years ago. The magic continued during the 25th edition of the event as Croft was dominant during the second half of the Saturday night feature and closed the weekend out fifth in the overall points after winning the feature.

“It was great to get this Rudeen Racing entry back in victory lane at the Trophy Cup,” Willie Croft said. “Kevin Rudeen has been so good to me the last few years, it is great to get the win for him and his team with how much he backed the event all week long.”

Following a tough feature event on Thursday night that saw Croft and team fight a part failure that relegated them to an 18th place finish, though they would have a chance on Friday night to erase that night overall with how the format played out.

Friday night would see Croft time the Rudeen Racing machine in third quickest in his qualifying group before advancing from the third row to finish second in his heat race and earn a spot in the feature event.

Sitting second in points heading into the feature event, Croft would grid the field from the 11th starting position alongside Gio Scelzi. With the way the track was on this night, wheel-to-wheel action was prevalent but it made working through the field a little more difficult which would not be good for the high point earners.

Croft would take the checkered flag with a 12th place finish and found himself 15th in Trophy Cup points heading in the Saturday night finale.

Lining up in the third row of his Saturday night heat race, Croft would end up finishing in the eighth position with dropped him back to 19th in Trophy Cup points which would put him on the front row of the feature event as he would simply focus on trying to win the race and see how the points shook out.

Lining up on the front row of the feature event alongside 2018 All Star Series Champion, Aaron Reutzel, Croft would settle into second as he chased after the leader.

With the opening laps clicking off quickly, drivers would approach the back of the pack which would be a gaggle of really strong cars as the high point earners were fighting to stay on the lead lap.

In traffic, Croft would close in on Reutzel and would be right there to capitalize on a mistake as the leader would get into the wall.

Taking the top spot, the caution flag would then turn into the open red allowing crews on track to make changes for the second half of the race.

Croft would continue to have a strong machine underneath him in the last 25 laps of the feature as he would keep the likes of Colby Copeland and Ryan Bernal at bay as he went on to pick up his seventh feature event win of the 2018 season.

“It is always a pleasure to work with Shane Anderson, and all these Rudeen Racing guys,” Willie Croft added. “It is a great event, and it is cool leave here with some more hardware. Thanks again to Kevin Rudeen for a great opportunity.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Simpson Race Products, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-62, Wins-7, Top 5’s-20, Top 10’s-26.

ON TAP: Willie Croft returns to action on November 3rd in Stockton, CA to take part in the season finales with both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and the King of the West Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

STEWART SCORES TWO TOP-10 FINISHES IN KANSAS

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (OCTOBER 22, 2018) - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wrapped up their final Midwest weekend of the season this past Saturday night. The Kyle Larson Racing team and Shane Stewart earned a fourth-place finish Friday night at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., followed up by an eighth-place finish at Dodge City (Kan.) Raceway Park on Saturday.

Friday night, Stewart qualified fourth and finished second in his heat race transferring him into the Sears Craftsman Dash. The Bixby, Okla., native finished fifth in the Dash and lined up to start from the inside of row three for the 30-lap FVP Platinum Battery Shootout. After slipping back as far as seventh, Stewart started to make his way back towards the front of the field and was up to fourth by the halfway point of the race. He remained there for the duration and came home in fourth when the checkered flag flew.

The following night, Stewart qualified eighth after being the first car out to make a lap in time trials. He started and finished third in Heat 2 to transfer into the 30-lap Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown feature event. Stewart started eighth and slipped back to 10th in the opening laps. With 10 laps to go, he was able to get back into the eighth spot and hold on to earn another top-10 score.

"It was a good weekend for us," said Stewart. "It was nice to have Kyle [Larson] at the track and earn a top-five finish at Lakeside. We've got some good speed in our car, I just need to put together a whole night. I can't thank Heath [Moyle] and Jakob [Weaver] enough for all of their hard work and all of the sponsors that make this possible. We've got four more races to finish this season off strong."

The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action next Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27 at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway for the Nittany Showdown and Tuscarora 50.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Lakeside Speedway DATE: October 19, 2018 QUALIFYING: 4th HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH STARTING POSITION: 4th DASH FINISH: 5th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 5th FEATURE FINISH: 4th

TRACK: Dodge City Raceway Park DATE: October 20, 2018 QUALIFYING: 8th HEAT RACE: 3rd DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 8th FEATURE FINISH: 8th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 73 WINS: 1 TOP-FIVES: 19 TOP-10s: 47 SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/KLRteam Twitter: @KLRteam Instagram: @klr_team

 

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018

THE announcement of a new naming rights sponsor for WA’s high-profile sprintcar series heralds a new era for the sport.

That’s the view of Sprintcar Entrants Group chairman Geoff Kendrick after tonight it was announced that the series would now be known as the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series - with the new competition kicking off at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night.

The announcement was made in front of drivers, team owners and race officials at the impressive Maddington Toyota showroom on Albany Highway.

“This is the 19th year the Sprintcar Entrants Group has been running the series - a series that is Australia’s most prestigious domestic speedway series and we are excited that Maddington Toyota has become involved,” Geoff said.

“Since the series began this is only the third naming rights sponsor we have had, showing how loyal we are to our major backers and we are looking forward to representing and showcasing Maddington Toyota and its parent company IDOM Automotive Group in a positive light over a long period of time.

“Sprintcar racing in Western Australia is in good hands and that has been boosted by the calibre of the company that is now behind us.

“We are very proud of the new deal that everyone has been working feverishly in the past couple of months and now we have the backing of a major international company.”

Maddington Toyota Dealer Principal Paul Davies said the company was proud to play a major role in the new-look series.

“Sprintcars and speedway are a major part of the sport and entertainment landscape here in WA and we are very excited that the high-profile competition will now be known as the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series,” Paul said.

“Our backing of the sport is part of the long-term plan of IDOM’s plans for expansion across

Australia.”

Maddington Toyota is part of DVG Automotive, founded in 1994, which has 19 new-car franchises in 12 locations in Western Australia and is now majority-owned by Japanese automotive group Gulliver International – now known as IDOM Automotive Group.

Mr Davies said being involved with speedway and motorsport was about branding, getting the company’s name out into the market place and building relationships in the community.

He said Maddington Toyota was dedicated to delivering long-term guests the best price, best service and most of all, an enjoyable experience to cherish and remember.

“Maddington Toyota has an experienced sales team to guarantee you complete satisfaction, no matter which Toyota you purchase - and we invite everyone involved in Sprintcars and speedway to come and experience our dealership and all it offers - we have a comprehensive range of sedans, hybrids, SUVs, 4WDs utes and vans for you to look at and test drive.”

IDOM Automotive Group chief operating officer Tony Salerno is also excited about the new arrangement with the Sprintcar Entrants Group.

“We are excited about the company’s potential for growth and everyone is keen to explore those growth opportunities through community partnerships such as with the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series,” Tony said.

He said IDOM was very big on pricing transparency and looking after its guests, seeing that as a big platform to tap into here in Australia - including with the speedway community.

“I look forward to getting down to the race track and talking to the drivers, crews and race fans who will be following the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series this summer.”

For more information call Geoff Kendrick on 9242 1313.

 

 

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE WITH THE WITH THE SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CARS AS INAUGURAL SEASON COMPLETED & DEEMED A GREAT SUCCESS; 21 DIFFERENT CARS COMPETED WITH CHAD RUHLMAN WINNING THE $5000 BONNELL'S ROD SHOP CHAMPIONSHIP

 October 20, 2018 (By Doug Kennedy & Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...In October 2016, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance announced that they would be developing a GM Performance 602 crate engine non-wing Sprint Car division that would debut in 2018. Two meetings, two practice sessions, and 19 months later the RUSH Sprint Cars debuted at Lernerville Speedway. The inaugural season came to a close on October 13 where it started at Lernerville, and was deemed a success on all accounts. Over $23,000 in cash point funds will be paid out at the awards banquet on January 26. Drivers also shared in well over $10,000 of product that was distributed at the inaugural "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance on August 31 at Lernerville. "I think we had a great start the our new RUSH Sprint Car division," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "In fact, it did better than the majority of all of our other RUSH divisions in their first year. As with any upstart division, the first year is always the toughest, but we couldn't have asked for anything more in our freshman season with the Sprints. We had such a diversified group of racers help us launch the class and to have 11 different speedways allow us to put them in front of their audience gave us a huge opportunity to showcase the RUSH Sprint Car concept. This has already proven to create a tremendous amount of momentum moving forward! I think we have a shot at bringing full fields plus of RUSH Sprint Cars to our host speedways in just the second year of the class' development. We're also expecting growth for the Series in the Northern part of our region."

Due to weather conditions, the Series didn't kick off until May 16 at Lernerville with veteran driver Arnie Kent winning the opener. Twenty-three of the 29 scheduled events at 11 different tracks were completed as 21 different cars hit the speedway. Events took place in western Pa. at Lernerville Speedway, Eriez Speedway, Old Bradford Speedway, Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, Tri-City Raceway Park, Thunder Mountain Speedway, and McKean County Family Raceway, in Ohio at Sharon Speedway, in West Virginia at Tyler County Speedway, and in western New York at Genesee and Stateline Speedways.

The GM 602 Crate motor is the base engine for the Series and was made available to the racers by Pace Performance for $7,850 for a fully dressed package. Racers could also purchase the base engine package for $5,270 from Pace or one of the RUSH Authorized Engine Rebuilders.

In addition to the GM 602 crate engine, there's spec Hoosier tires, sealed/spec Bilstein Shocks, and RUSH "Visual" Methanol spec fuel produced by Insinger Performance, a Sunoco Race Fuel Distributor. The engine package was developed by Pace Performance's Director of Circle Track Development, Don Blackshear.

"So far, the first is season has exceeded my expectations," said Blackshear. "The participation throughout the year and the continued interest and excitement around the RUSH program has been amazing. From a ground level program, it's doing just fine."

Blackshear also sees a continued growth in the series. "Currently I'm aware of at least six more racers who have purchased cars for the 2019 season and they are coming from various different divisions; the true 'cost containment' Sprint Car package seems to be what it is pushing new competitors into the class."

Bonnell's Rod Shop is the RUSH Series presenting sponsor for the Weekly Series Championship. "I think it went really well," said Scott Bonnell, the owner of Bonnell's Auto Group. "Vicki (Emig) has done a great job of getting the cars to the right tracks and promoting the series extremely well. I'm looking forward to even better things and more cars participating next year. I think the potential for success is great and I'm certainly looking forward to being the presenting championship sponsor of the RUSH Sprints again next year. The Series has produced very competitive racing with a great mixture of drivers from Sprint Car veterans to others participating in Sprint Car racing from various other divisions for the very first time."

After having a busy summer which included getting married in September, Bonnell's driver Dalton Daniels looks forward to a full-time RUSH Sprint Car schedule in 2019 after participating in only seven events in 2018. Daniels had a pair of thirds at Lernerville for his best finishes of the season.

Of course Chad Ruhlman made many headlines with his standout season. The 41-year-old didn't even know how to fire a Sprint Car when he made his debut on May 20 at Bradford. And what a debut it was as Ruhlman captured the $600 win that night and would go on to win 15 features including a sweep of the two-day "Topless Nationals" at Genesee, which earned him $2,000 after bonuses. Ruhlman ended the season in victory lane earning $800 at Lernerville's "Steel City Stampede". Ruhlman also of course became the inaugural Bonnell's Rod Shop $5,000 Weekly Series Champion.

"I'm so happy we did this deal," said the Bemus Point, NY standout racer. "I think it's a great series. There was a good selection of race tracks and a good group of guys that we raced with. All of the competitors had their strong points to compete and do well at the different tracks. My son (Kevin) has worked hard with me. We had no idea what Sprint Cars even were when we ran our first night out. I'm pretty certain Kevin will be in a car next year if we can talk mother into it. I think I'm going to do some USAC stuff. I have to thank RUSH for giving us this opportunity so we could learn without going broke doing it."

Gale Ruth, Jr. was right on Ruhlman's tail all season long. Ruth won five times with three coming at Lernerville and one each at Thunder Mountain and Tyler County. He finished second in both the Weekly Series and "Wednesday Night Lightning" points to earn $3,000 in point fund monies. "It's been a lot of fun," said the 40-year-old from Pleasantville, Pa. "It's a good series particularly if someone wants to get into Sprint Car racing. It's very affordable and you can be really competitive and not go broke doing it. I can see next year the car count being over 30 cars. We've already had 21 and I know a lot of people who are going to get involved in the RUSH Sprint cars next season."

Dan Culver of Titusville, Pa. is Ruth's car owner and friend over the past 15 years. "I'm glad we got on board with RUSH and supported the Series," explained Culver. "I think you're going to continue to see an influx of drivers getting involved with the Series from young racers to guys in their 50s. It's definitely a good series for anyone who wants to get into Sprint Car Racing. I love the 410s, but they are way too much money."

Twenty-eight year old Zach Morrow of Gibsonia, Pa was very competitive all season long. Morrow brought some "410" experience with him and has always been a proponent of non-wing racing. Morrow was victorious twice with both wins coming at Lernerville during the "Wednesday Night Lightning" shows. Morrow also had a pair of runner-up finishes to Ruhlman in both races at Pittsburgh- a track he thoroughly enjoys. Morrow finished third in both the Weekly Series and "Wednesday Night Lightning" points to earn $2,100 in point fund monies.

"The Series had a good group of cars drivers and the travelling was fun," expressed Ruhlman. "It's way cheaper than running my 410. Chad Ruhlman made us way better the second half of the season. I had a fun year and I'm already looking forward to next year with the Series."

Veteran New Castle, Pa. Sprint Car driver, Arnie Kent, thought the RUSH Sprint Car Series was pretty special. Kent won twice including the Series' first ever race and the "Bill Emig Memorial" at Tri-City Raceway Park. "I really enjoyed it," said the 54-year-old Kent who ended up winning the inaugural $1,000 "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series title at Lernerville Speedway. "This is the most I raced in a while and I was able to go to a lot of tracks that I've never been to before. I think the Series will continue to grow and bring more people into the sport, and it's good to see it's bringing back veterans that haven't raced in awhile."

One of the biggest surprises of the season may have been Shawn Smith. The 36-year-old Seneca, Pa. driver competed in the Stock Car class periodically over the years after his father Bruce stepped out of the seat. Smith seemed to really get the hang of the division from late summer on. In his first 12 starts with the Series, Smith managed only one top five- a fifth at Lernerville; however, a season best fourth at Thunder Mountain on July 27 started a string of eight straight top five finishes to end his season! Smith's best runs came at Lernerville and Genesee where he recorded a second place on August 15 and September 15. He'd climb the Weekly Series standings and end up fifth.

"I thought it was good," said Smith. "There's a lot of competition here. I see it growing next year and into the future. In the Spring we started with 10 cars and now we're around 20 with more to come."

Three Hawkins family members, including Dave and his two sons Brandon and Scott, competed all season long together. The trio came out of the Micro Sprint ranks. Brandon did the best finishing sixth in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series points, while Scott and Dave ended up eighth and ninth respectively. Scott led the way in the "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series points in fourth ahead of Dave.

"I really enjoyed it," said Dave Hawkins, 47 of of Lower Burrell, Pa., who competed in every event. "I think it's going to grow tremendously in a very short period of time. I don't have any negative reviews."

"I like how everyone is pretty much equal and it becomes more driver and set-up oriented," said 24-year-old Brandon Hawkins of Salina, Pa. "I think it will grow very quickly, and become one of the biggest grassroots Sprint Car sanctions in the near future."

Twenty-seven year old, Scott Hawkins of Sarver, Pa. said, "I'm loving it. I'm getting a new Sprint Car for next season and I'm really looking forward to racing with RUSH again!"

At 56 years old, Joe McEwen of Mercer, Pa. enjoyed the season, that is until he took a violent flip at Genesee Speedway when he jumped Steve Pedley's right rear and completely destroyed the Jack Mahoney/Larry Eckart-owned #9J. "I don't know what I'm going to do next season," said McEwen. "It's junk right now, but I enjoyed the Series. A lot of people are enthused about it because it's a cost-controlled series. There's a lot of momentum and enthusiasm and a lot of people are interested in it. The future has great potential."

Don Blackshear's 24-year-old son, Bradley, competed in the Series, and after a late start the former Econo Mod racer worked his way to 10th in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series points, which looks at drivers' best 12 finishes. "I think it was great," said the younger Blackshear. "It gave drivers the opportunity to get into a Sprint Car at an affordable cost. I grew up around Sprint Cars and having the opportunity to race one was something I really enjoyed."

Steve Cousins of Eldred, Pa. was a true raw rookie having never raced before, but learned a lot from the veteran drivers. Despite being one of the furthest away, Cousins competed in every event including making all five of the "Wednesday Night Lightning" shows, which was a good six-hour roundtrip. He had a trio of sixth place finishes coming at Bradford, McKean, and Tyler County, which was a near 11-hour roundtrip.

"To have never driven any type of race car before and by the end of the season be knocking on the door for top five finishes was very exciting," said the 38-year-old. "I wasn't prepared for the talent that came into the Series in the first year, but in the end was a plus for me. Vicki (Emig) is a great promoter and is great at what she does. I do everything to promote the Series through my social media outlets and videos I have taken."

You can follow Cousins' exploits by liking his page on Facebook at SC Motorsports. As for the future of the RUSH Sprint Car Series, Cousins said, "I think it expand very quickly throughout the eastern part of the country and someday be as big as the RUSH Late Model Series."

At 24 years old, Tyler Powell of Cochranton, Pa. is one of the younger competitors. Powell's father Bruce was a longtime racer in the region starting in Micro Sprints before moving into "410" Sprints then E-Mods. The younger Powell got his start in the Mini Stock division at Mercer when Emig owned the track then did some E-Mod racing before the family decided to go with the RUSH Sprint Car route. Powell had a couple hard crashes including one at Pittsburgh on August 25 that cut his season short. His season's best effort came at Stateline Speedway where he finished third in an event run with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

"It's cool to see how much it has grown with new drivers coming in even over the last several weeks- the class just continues to grow," said the younger Powell. "I think we are going to see many new drivers continue to join the RUSH Sprints, and we intend on building another car for 2019."

Chad Ruhlman's older brother Brian was a surprise addition to the class late in the season. For the past 12 years, Brian and Chad have been building racecars for their business, Ruhlman Race Cars, that they founded. Brian has been a longtime competitor in Super Late Models and E-Mods in the Midwest winning several championships at the famed Eldora Speedway. In fact, after the season ending RUSH Sprint show at Lernerville on October 13, Brian headed to Eldora where he won the Mod feature on Sunday. Brian debuted on August 25 at Pittsburgh where he finished third and ended the year with his best finish in runner-up to Chad at Lernerville.

"It's affordable and a lot of fun," said the 48-year-old from Clarklake, Michigan. "I'm hoping they can grow it out to Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. There's a lot of guys out here who have Sprint Cars but can't afford the motors. This RUSH deal will allow them to go racing."

Thirty-four year old Brian Woodall hails from Apollo, Pa. Woodhall made his mark in racing over the years running Mod Lites and had a brief, but successful stint racing "410" Sprint Cars back when Emig owned Mercer. In fact, Woodhall even won a pair of Sprint races at Mercer including the first in 2002 when he was just 17 years old, and received the "Horizon Award" from Emig and Mike Leone at the Mercer banquet.

"We didn't run a lot of races this year as we got on the track in September, but when we did it was great," said Woodhall who made his debut at "Manufacturers Night" at Lernerville where he won the top prize of TBM Brake calipers with a drum of RUSH Visual Methanol valued at $1,025. "We're going to run as many races as work permits next season. I like the fact that it seems like anyone can win on any given night. We're also all on the same page as far as the rules go."

John Mollick was another driver that got a late start with the Series in September. The 48-year-old has been racing for 33 years including success with Super Late Models, Big-Block Modifieds, and RUSH Late Models. Mollick sees a lot of potential within the division. "I think it's a really neat class, and to have people like the Ruhlmans and Kent in it makes it great," acknowledged the Toronto, Ohio resident who had a season best third in the final Wednesday Night Lightning show at Lernerville. "It's a fun class and you spend so, so much less money to race."

Fifty-seven year old Stephen Pedley raced "410" Sprints back in the 90s before Emig purchased Mercer Raceway Park in 1999. Pedley took 20 years off from racing then decided to return to racing with the RUSH Sprint Cars. "I think it's a really good deal and it's just going to get better," stated the Seneca, Pa. racer. "I know a couple of people who are already planning on building cars for next year."

Phil Thornton made his RUSH Sprint Car debut on July 27 when the Series visited Thunder Mountain Speedway, a track located just 15 minutes from his home in Punxsutawney, Pa. Thonrton's best finish came at Tyler County as he finished fifth in the first ever RUSH race in the Mountaineer State. Thornton did put eastern Pa. Micro Sprint racer, Zack Bealer, in his car for the two events at Genesee where Bealer finished fifth and second.

For next season, Thornton plans on having a three-car team called "Barnyard Racing" as he teams up with the "Rooster" Steve Cousins along with 24-year-old Bealer. "It's just more affordable," said the 46-year-old. "We ran Late Models and Modifieds for a number of years and I just couldn't afford it anymore, but with the RUSH Sprint Cars we're having fun and are able to travel to a lot of different tracks. We may also have a spare car, and I hope to find another up and coming driver for that one."

Jim Kurpakus of Leechburg, Pa. has been racing since the mid '80s. During that time he has raced winged and non-winged Sprint Cars as well as Big Block Modifieds. "This is the perfect race car with the package that RUSH has developed with the GM 602 engine, Hoosier tires, Bilstein shocks and spec methanol," said the 58-year-old driver.

The future of the RUSH Spring Cars certainly looks bright for the upstart division as drivers who always wanted to race Sprint Cars now have a great, affordable opportunity to do so in a non-wing car surrounded by RUSH's true cost-containment package and valuable championship point funds.

For additional information, to be added to the e-mail list or to receive an informational packet, please contact the RUSH Office at 724-964-9300 or e-mail info@rushracingseries.com.

2018 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series FINAL Points (based on best 12 finishes): 1. Chad Ruhlman 1343 ($5000) 2. Gale Ruth, Jr. 1313 ($2500) 3. Zach Morrow 1305 ($1750) 4. Arnie Kent 1304 ($1500) 5. Shawn Smith 1262 ($1200) 6. Brandon Hawkins 1350 ($1000) 7. Joe McEwen 1247 ($800) 8. Scott Hawkins 1224 ($750) 9. Dave Hawkins 1222 ($700) 10. Brad Blackshear 1203 ($650) 11. Steve Cousins 1195 ($600) 12. Tyler Powell 1192 ($500) 13. Steve Pedley 963 ($450) 14. Jim Kurpakus 730 ($425) 15. Dalton Daniels 717 ($400) 16. Brian Woodhall 689 ($390) 17. Phil Thornton 676 ($380) 18. Brian Ruhlman 596 ($370) 19. Mike Lutz 419 ($360) 20. John Mollick 292 ($350) 21. Darin Gallagher 272 22. Kevin Mohney 189.

2018 "Wednesday Night Lightning" FINAL Points:1. Arnie Kent 484 ($1000) 2. Gale Ruth, Jr. 478 ($500) 3. Zach Morrow 474 ($350) 4. Scott Hawkins 453 ($225) 5. Dave Hawkins 451 ($200) 6. Steve Cousins 436 ($180) 7. Brandon Hawkins 352 ($150) 8. Dalton Daniels & Joe McEwen 282 ($135) 10. Brad Blackshear 269 ($125) 11. Shawn Smith 257 12. Phil Thornton 169 13. Jim Kurpakus 140 14. John Mollick 96 15. Brian Woodhall 90 16. Tyler Powell 88 17. Mike Lutz 87 18. Darin Gallagher 84.

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

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 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints.

 

 

Trenca Hustles to Top 10 at Brockville Ontario Speedway in Penultimate Race

Inside Line Promotions - BROCKVILLE, Ontario, Canada (Oct. 18, 2018) - Joe Trenca recorded his 10th top 10 of the season last Saturday when he made his debut at Brockville Ontario Speedway.

The Mucci Motorsports driver finished fourth in a Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints heat race before advancing from 12th to seventh place during the 1000 Islands RV Fall Nationals main event.

"It was great to get some laps at a new track," he said. "We'd been there before and only got to hot lap and run time trials before the event rained out so technically this was our first time racing there. I felt like we got better as the night went on and now we have some notes for whenever we race there again."

Trenca is slated to wrap up his season this Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., during the Dutch Hoag Nationals with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

"I'm really excited to race at Outlaw Speedway for our last race of the year," he said. "We have ran well there so our goal is to close the year on a high note."

Trenca captured a fourth-place result last month during his most recent race at Outlaw Speedway. He also tied his career-best mark with a runner-up result there in August. Trenca has produced at least one top-10 finish at Outlaw Speedway during each of the last four seasons.

"That's probably our best track," he said. "It seems like we are always in contention for a good result. I think it'd be huge if we could contend for a win or top five this weekend. That'd give us great momentum heading into the offseason."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Brockville Ontario Speedway in Brockville, Ontario, Canada - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 7 (12).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 10 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., for the Dutch Hoag Nationals with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

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"Doug Schoenfeld and my grandfather have known each other for a really long time," Trenca said. "Doug has been a huge supporter and is a really good sponsor."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, FK Rod Ends, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Weld Wheels, Fast Axle, Wilwood Brakes, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Seals-It, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

Andrews Getting to Work in Preparation for 2019 Season

Inside Line Promotions - SANDUSKY, Ohio (Oct. 18, 2018) - For Chris Andrews and the Burmeister Racing team, the 2018 racing season was like a roller coaster ride - up one week and down the next.

"It seemed like we were just a tick off all season," Andrews said. "We started the year trying some things that simply didn't work out. Then we put a new car together and got a lot better. We just had some strange things happen. I'm ready to put this year behind us and regroup and get organized for 2019."

Andrews scored a pair of wins in 2018, both coming at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. He finished third in the Fremont Speedway championship standings, fourth in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics standings and seventh in the track standings at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.

"I'm probably most disappointed in how Attica went," he said. "We struggled there for some reason and we also had some horrible luck. It seemed we were always just a spot away from having a good night at Attica."

Andrews, who was Attica Raceway Park's 410ci winged sprint car champion in 2017, recorded only three top-five finishes in 2018, including a runner-up result in July as the team's best effort at the track.

"Weekly racing around here is getting tougher and tougher," he said. "You can't come to the track unprepared. Races are won or lost in the shop. We have to work harder during the week.

"The Burmeisters have fantastic equipment, as good as any team in the pits. My guys have a lot of passion for this sport. We will have a team meeting and get organized and get to work to improve in 2019."

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 19 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews19c

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.andrews.5059

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"We put the deal with Channel Seed and Edwards Agriculture together right as the season started this year," Andrews said. "With an offseason now to plan and prepare, we will really step up our relationship with Channel Seed."

Andrews would also like to thank Kistler Racing Products, Kistler Engines, ML Graphics, DKW Transport, Edwards Agriculture, Channel Seeds, Lucas Oil, Dave Story Equipment and Repair, and Burmeister Trophy for their continued support.

 

 

SawBlade.com Backed Bogucki Virtually Wraps Up ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year Award

Inside Line Promotions - HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) - Scott Bogucki has likely locked up the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com Rookie of the Year for 2018 as the series has only two races remaining.

Bogucki, who hails from McLaren Vale, South Australia, hasn't raced for nearly a month and was looking forward to the ASCS National Tour getting back to action this weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. However, heavy rains throughout the week prompted officials to cancel the two shows scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

"I was so looking forward to getting back to Devil's Bowl," he said. "I finally figured out how to run that unique track and we got our only tour win there in June. I really needed that race to overtake Skylar Gee for seventh in the points."

However, regardless of how the final races of the season go Bogucki has earned enough points this season to not be passed for the Rookie of the Year Award as long as his SawBlade.com sponsored team simply shows up to one more race.

With the rainout, the next event for the ASCS National Tour will be the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. on Oct. 26-27. It will be the final two nights of racing in 2018 for the series.

"When we were at Creek County for Speedweek I ran in the top three most of the feature and just got a little too free toward the end and Blake Hahn slid me the last corner and I ended up fourth," Bogucki said. "After the improvements we've made to the car last month we raced I'm excited to get back there and see what we can do."

When the ASCS season concludes, Bogucki and the SawBlade.com team will head to the shop outside of Houston, Texas, to immediately begin getting ready for the 2019 season.

"We have a lot of work to do because I head back to Australia at the end of November and we are planning to get back to racing back in the states in March," he said. "I can't thank Dillon (Paddock) and Danny (Heskins) and everyone who has pitched in this season enough."

SEASON STATS -

43 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 19 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 26-27 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., for the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

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Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Jetco Electrical, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Lone Star Metal Werx, Momentum Suspension and Findley and Sons for their continued support.

 

 

Mingus Heading Into 2019 With More Confidence

Inside Line Promotions - HURON, Ohio (Oct. 18, 2018) - Although he didn't get to race a lot in 2018 because of mechanical problems and a lot of rainouts, Kevin Mingus feels the last month of racing yielded encouraging results and gives him a ton of confidence heading into 2019, which will be his 10th season of racing and his fourth competing on dirt in a 305ci winged sprint car.

This season was the first for Mingus to own his own car.

"I started on dirt three years ago driving for Kurt Huber," he said. "The following year we upgraded to a newer chassis and this past year I owned my own team and midway through the year we purchased our first ever brand new chassis. But the last month we started to be really competitive and I finally felt like my rookie stripe was off. For the first time in a long time we are heading into a racing season in 2019 with a ton of confidence and a notebook full of notes. At the beginning of the year we were mentally pushed down and kicked. Then we got the new car and our engine redone and it was a massive difference. It was a complete improvement on the way the car reacted.

"This year we raced our way into more A Mains and got to compete with some veterans and I learned a lot."

Mingus essentially missed the last month of racing at his home tracks of Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

"We were stopping for a crash at Attica and got run over," he said. "It bent the chassis and basically ended our season after only six races with the new car. But the chassis is over at Beaber's getting fixed, the shocks are being gone through and the engine is ready. I can't wait for the season to start in March."

Mingus admitted he still has a lot of work to do as a driver.

"I still have some asphalt tendencies I need to shed like consistently running the middle to bottom," he said. "I need to get up and run the cushion when the track dictates that and do it with confidence. In 2019 I will be more aggressive. I don't yet know what kind of schedule we will run, but it will be at least once each week and more as finances permit."

Mingus said he is proud that the majority of his sponsors from 2018 are coming back in 2019.

"I will work hard to get a few more on board, but I can't thank all of those that are coming back enough," he said. "It means the world to me and this team will work hard to be up front competing with the veterans like John Ivy, Paul Weaver, Bobby Clark, Jamie Miller."

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Mingus-Motorsports-149334941749104

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"They have been on board with us for the last three years and are coming back in 2019," Mingus said. "They are such as great business to work with and I'm excited to get them great results in 2019."

Mingus would also like to thank Ram Designs, Kear's Speed Shop, The Mason Jar, Jensen Towing, Hess' Oriental Martial Arts, TNT Graphics, Griff's Engines and Chloe Toy Glamour Model for their continued support.

 

 

Bowers Finishes 2018 Season Second in UMSS Championship Standings

Inside Line Promotions - HAM LAKE, Minn. (Oct. 18, 2018) - Ryan Bowers has wrapped up his season with a second-place finish in the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series championship standings behind the wheel of the No. 5 Kouba Racing winged sprint car.

"It was a fun season and I really enjoyed driving for the Kouba Family," he said. "To be a part of their long history of racing, I felt rather privileged. We worked hard all season long and did our best."

Bowers and the Kouba Racing team came up one spot short of their ultimate goal - winning the UMSS title. However, Bowers said that it's hard to be upset about coming in second.

"We had a lot of great partners that made it possible to compete this year," he said. "I'm fortunate to be able to even drive a sprint car. There's not a lot of people who get to do that so at the end of the day I'm really lucky."

Bowers, who finished the year with a pair of wins, eight top fives and 10 top 10s in 19 starts, said he will not be returning to Kouba Racing next season. He's open to different possibilities and hopes that he'll find his way to the track whether he's racing or wrenching.

"It's a long winter," Bowers said. "Right now I'm focusing on the K-1 RaceGear and getting people set up with suits for next year. PRI will be here sooner than we think so we'll be busy getting ready for that. I'm not sure what next year will bring, but it'll work out one way or another."

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 16 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanBowers.us

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BowersMotorsports199/

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"I can't thank K1 RaceGear enough for keeping me safe," Bowers said. "I recently caught on fire during one of my races and they kept me completely unharmed. I'm really glad to have them be a part of our team."

Bowers would also like to thank FVP, King Solutions, Fastsigns, Rice Creek Building and Remodeling, Operation: 23 to Zero, Jeff Westall Outdoors, Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Farmers Insurance Jeffrey Green Agency, GRP Motorsports, Elevated Health Center, Race Coatings, Liquid Nitro, Speedwerx, Champion Helmets, Gillund Enterprises, Justice Brothers, Super Shox, Torsion Bar Rate, Triple X Race Components, DMI, K&N Filters and MSD Ignition for their continued support.

 

 

KYLE LARSON RACING

SHANE STEWART, DRIVER NO. 2 KYLE LARSON RACING SPRINT CAR

LAKESIDE SPEEDWAY (KANSAS CITY, KS)

DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK (DODGE CITY, KS)

OCTOBER 19-20, 2018

RACE 73-74 OF 2018 SEASON

KYLE LARSON RACING PREPARES FOR A DOUBLE HEADER WEEKEND IN KANSAS BACK-TO-BACK IN THE MIDWEST: The Kyle Larson Racing team and Shane Stewart head to Kansas this upcoming weekend for two nights of racing in The Sunflower State. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is set to take on Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday, followed up by Dodge City (Kan.) Raceway Park on Saturday.

FVP PLATINUM BATTERY SHOOTOUT:Stewart and his KLR team have had trio of starts at the semi-banked, half-mile oval. In those three starts, they have never finished worse than sixth-place. Their best result came in 2016. Stewart qualified 10th, but was unable to transfer out of his heat race to the feature event. He went on to win the Last Chance Showdown and gained 14 spots in the main event to finish fifth and earn the KSE Hard Charger award for the night.

BOOTHILL SHOWDOWN: The World of Outlaws and KLR will return to Dodge City Raceway Park for the first time since 2015, although they were schedule to race there last year, it was canceled due to weather. Stewart has two starts at the 3/8-mile circuit with KLR, earning 11th and seventh-place finishes.

RACE INFORMATION: For more information on the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout at Lakeside Speedway, please click here and for tickets, please click here. For more information about the Boothill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park, please click here and for tickets, please click here. If you are unable to make it to the track, both events will be available on DIRTVision.

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Kyle Larson. The Elk Grove, Calif., native will compete in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. He is in a must win situation to move on to The Round of 8 in the NMECS Playoffs.

KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Jakob Weaver of Coldwater, Mich.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners Chevy Accessories, BRANDT, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, Coca-Cola, Howard Johnson Lima and Scott for being a part of our team.

CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

 

 

Wilson Ready for Third Start at Lakeside and Debut at Dodge City

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 17, 2018) - Greg Wilson has limited laps at the venues this weekend for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

'The Greatest Show on Dirt' heads to Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Saturday for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown.

The driver of the Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels sponsored team has finished ninth and 20th, respectively, during two visits to Lakeside Speedway. Saturday will mark his debut at Dodge City Raceway Park.

"We have a little more experience at Lakeside than Dodge City, but it will still be a weekend of learning," he said. "When you're racing with the World of Outlaws it forces you to adapt quickly and learn on the fly. We have some notes for Lakeside, but we're still building that notebook and when we go into Dodge City we'll just try to compare it to a track that seems similar and go from there."

Wilson is coming off a busy weekend with the World of Outlaws. After Friday's race at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., rained out he ventured to Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday for the Wabash Clash.

Wilson made progress in the heat race to pick up two positions and claim the final lock-in position to the heat race after qualifying got him behind the eight ball. He capped the night with a 20th-place finish.

"Terre Haute is a huge, half-mile oval and passing can be very difficult," he said. "Everyone is fast and the air makes it a challenge when you are near other cars. That was a successful night to make it from start to finish without any damage."

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Eldora Speedway for the Last Call for Them All. Wilson timed in fifth quickest in his group and he gained a position to finish second in a heat race, which locked him into the dash. A seventh-place finish in the dash lined Wilson up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event.

"We ran inside the top 10 for most of the race, but had an incident and got turned around in turns one and two," he said. "We had to restart at the back and we were able to get back to 15th, but that was a disappointment to have that incident because we definitely had a top-10 car and possibly a top-five car."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 20 (19).

Oct. 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 7 (4); Feature: 15 (7).

SEASON STATS -

69 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

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"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, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Alloy Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Redlined Welding & Construction, Callies, Magtech Ignition, Banshee Graphics, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Pfann's Custom Performance & Restoration, Tim Hogan's Carpet (Lima, Ohio), Bedford Valley Petroleum, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Elite Wings, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Aiming for Win During World of Outlaws Race at Lakeside

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Oct. 17, 2018) - Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen is slated to climb back into the Muddy sponsored sprint car this weekend during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event.

The team will invade Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout. It's a track where Madsen has been very successful.

"I enjoy racing at Lakeside and it's been a pretty good track for us," he said. "I won a race there a few years ago and we almost won last year so that's always a confidence booster."

Madsen finished fifth at Lakeside Speedway last year, when he nearly won before an incident while leading. Madsen had built more than an eight-second lead when contact in traffic resulted in a flat tire with 10 laps remaining. Madsen restarted at the back of the lead-lap cars and charged to the top five.

It marked his third straight top five at the track as he posted a third-place run in 2015 after winning a World of Outlaws race there in 2014.

"It's a fast track so you need to set yourself up to have a successful night by qualifying well," Madsen said. "We were really fast there last year so hopefully we can continue with that level of speed and we will put ourselves in contention to battle for the win."

SEASON STATS -

55 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 39 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

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Dancer Shows Speed Throughout Weekend When Luck Wasn't on His Side

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 17, 2018) - Weather dictated the schedule for Shawn Dancer last weekend when he decided to stick to tracks closer to home rather than make the trek west.

"We headed to I-96 Speedway (in Lake Odessa, Mich.) on Saturday to run our 360 with the Great Lakes Super Sprints," he said. "We did pretty well right out of the box. We went out toward the back for qualifying and ended up third."

That started Dancer fourth in his heat race. He went on to win, which allowed him to make the feature redraw. Dancer garnered the No. 1 to start on the pole for the feature.

"We kind of went back and forth for a couple laps," he said. "I was just kind of pacing myself and hanging back, but then a couple laps later I jumped the cushion and slid into the wall and turned over, which then ended our night."

On Saturday, Dancer headed to Eldora Speedway for a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars show. He qualified 13th quickest in his group before a mechanical problem in a heat race resulted in a DNF.

"In the heat race, we started seventh and we weren't very good," he said. "The seal came out of the wing valve so it blew oil all over me. I couldn't see, which was a big struggle. I was just soaked in oil so I had to stop racing and pull off."

Dancer capped the night by placing ninth in the Last Chance Showdown.

"It's always tough running with the Outlaws, especially at Eldora," he said. "Our next and last race looks to be at the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte down in North Carolina. Last year was our first time there. We did okay, but it's a tough race. Hopefully we'll improve this year."

The World of Outlaws World Finals is Nov. 1-3 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 20 (1).

Oct. 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: DNF (7); B Main: 9 (5).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 1-3 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

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"Amshaw Service Center offers complete services and road service calls," Dancer said. "The company and its employees do great work and are a big supporter of our race team."

Dancer would also like to thank Dancer Logistics, Inc., Global Warehousing, King Racing Products, Pitsenbarger Supply, Mox Nursery, Friedrich Lawn Care and FSR Radiators for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Posts Top 10 at Terre Haute and Sets Quick Time at Eldora

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 17, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi earned his sixth top 10 of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last Saturday when he made his debut at Terre Haute Action Track.

Scelzi and car owner Bernie Stuebgen kicked off the weekend at the half-mile oval in Terre Haute, Ind., by qualifying third quickest out of 32 drivers on Saturday. Scelzi then won a heat race to advance into the dash.

"We qualified good and won the heat race, but then we drew the No. 8 in the dash draw so that was bad," he said. "At a place like that with so much speed and how flat it is, you have to make speed under guys. There isn't anything to run up against so it's tough to pass a lot of cars."

Scelzi placed seventh in the dash before capturing a ninth-place result in the A Main. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/bVSFyLQUfGw.

The team took momentum from the strong run into Eldora Speedway on Sunday during the Last Call for Them All. Scelzi set quick time during qualifying out of the 40 drivers and he was only seven hundredths of a second off the track record. That lined him up on the pole of a heat race.

"We didn't take off well and two guys got by us right away so we didn't make the dash," he said after finishing third, which was one position shy of advancing into the dash.

Scelzi lined up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event at the high-banked, half-mile track.

"I tried the bottom too long," he said. "I fell to 14th before I got going about a third of the way through. The cushion was the fastest way around the track. Running the fence is something I hadn't done at Eldora. It's pretty unique so it was good to get that experience. I thought I did a decent job."

Scelzi recorded a 14th-place result. Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/Ur3C1zjaCGY.

Scelzi returns home to California to compete in the 25th annual Trophy Cup this Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. He will pilot a family car during the marquee event.

"I feel like I've been competitive every time we've run it," he said. "Hopefully we can keep running well. You get two shots at a prelim night during the Trophy Cup. Ideally you want to have a good night on Thursday, but you do get another chance on Friday. It's a different format and I haven't ran a lot of 360 stuff this year, but it will be good to get back to Tulare."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 7 (8): Feature: 9 (7).

Oct. 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 14 (9).

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 3 wins, 18 top fives, 27 top 10s, 40 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 25th annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

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"Whipple Superchargers is known worldwide for its business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. Art loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

Scelzi would also like to thank Priority Aviation Services, Scelzi Enterprises, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Panella Trucking, NAPA Auto Parts, Red Line Oil, K&N Filters, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, KSE Racing Products, Worldwide Bearings, Todd Jorgensen, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat, Southern Pacific Farms and Indy Race Parts for their continued support.

 

 

Williams Grove 410 Sprint Champ Lucas Wolfe; Indoor Series Atlantic City Winner Ryan Flores; 410, 360 Sprint Winner Michael Carber Are Latest To File East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Entries

TRENTON, NJ October 17, 2018 . . . Perfect track conditions featuring a multi-groove, dustless, easy-to-pass on surface have enticed Williams Grove Speedway’s 2018 410 Sprint Car champion Lucas Wolfe to file an entry for the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals being held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ for the second year.

The now annual race has been expanded to a third night of racing to accommodate new racers interested in competing. The event featuring the 600cc wingless Micro Sprints will again with racing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night December 13th – 15th. Racing will start at 7 PM on Thursday and Friday, 5 PM on Saturday.

Wolfe, of Mechanicsburg, PA., won nine Sprint features in 2018, eight 410s and one 360 feature en route to his best season yet as a Sprint Car racer. Wolfe wll have top-of-the-line equipment, being fielded by veteran driver and owner Lou Cicconi, for the race.

Also entering is Indoor Auto Racing Series 2017 champion Ryan Flores of Cornelius, NC. Flores, who works on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in the shop and at the track, confines his racing to Indoor TQ events. This year’s Indoor Dirt Nationals will be Flores’ first time racing on dirt, indoors or outdoors.

Michael Carber of Pipersville, Pa., like Flores a NASCAR crewman, was one of the entrants in the inaugural Indoor Dirt Nationals and has filed his entry for the second annual race. Carber’s resume includes wins in 410 and 360 Sprint cars.

With more than 100 entries filed, Wolfe, Flores and Carber, despite their impressive credentials will have their work cut for them.

“The great dark clay racing surface and awesome three wide groove action at the inaugural event caught the attention of racers from different forms of racing that want to be involved,” said event promoter Len Sammons.

Entries will be split into two preliminary night programs on Thursday and Friday evening. The first two nights of action will set the line-ups for Saturday’s main event program where all entered racers will compete.

“The split preliminary night schedule will allow us the pit space to expand the entry list to 120 cars with 60 competing each night,” Sammons elaborated.

The trio of recent entries join Erick Rudolph, of Ransomville, NY, a multi-time TQ indoor winner who currently among the leaders in points on the Super DIRTcar big-block Modified series. Another dirt Modified driver, Dom Buffalino has landed a ride to join the action.

The Thursday and Friday events will now feature heat races and four A-Qualifier main events. The top two finishers in each feature will go directly into Saturday, December 15ths main event.

Points earned throughout each night programs will be used to lineup alphabet mains for Saturday night’s main event program for all other racers. At the event last year, Wyoming, Delaware’s Luke Thomas rebounded from a problem on his qualifying night to advance from the D-Main to finishing seventh in the A-Main.

An invitational event will also be held on each of the two preliminary nights. The top 20 drivers in the 2017 Indoor Auto Racing Series Slingshot and Champ Kart point standings who accept an invitation to compete will run a heat races and a feature event. The Slingshots will be part of Thursday’s program, the Champ Karts on Friday.

Tickets for the event are on sale through a link at indoorautoracing.com or by stopping by the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton.

All tickets for the additional Thursday event will be offered as general admission open seating for just $15. Those who have already purchased a Friday night grandstand ticket, or do so by September 21, will receive a general admission ticket for Thursday as an added bonus at a later date in the same method the other tickets arrived. After September 21, all three nights will be sold as a separate ticket.

A range of different price tickets are available for Friday and Saturday action including lower and upper level reserve seats. General admission upper-level seating where children are admitted for just $5 is available as a less costly alternative, but without the guarantee of specific seats.

Saturday’s front row or suite tickets will also include a special pit area tour prior to the start of racing action.

Information about entering the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals, technical and competition rules, and host hotel information is as posted on the website.

New event sponsor Freiberger Excavating is the designated sponsor for the Friday night events.

Returning sponsor Oliver Communications Group is backing the Saturday night race program

Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Racing Fuels and JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning are each returning to back the race weekend

Anyone interested in being a part of this event should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or via e-mail at danny@aarn.com.

 

 

Paul Nienhiser 14th in Outdoor Midget Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though he has competed at the Chili Bowl a couple of times over the course of his career, Paul Nienhiser was finally able to make his outdoor midget debut over the weekend as he competed with Jake Neuman Racing with the POWRi Series at Belle-Clair Speedway where a late mistake would knock him out of the Top-10 as he finished 14th.

“I had a blast getting back in a midget and racing somewhere other than Chili Bowl,” Paul Nienhiser said. “There was a ton of good cars there and I was really pleased with how the night went aside from a mistake late in the race.”

Lining the Boss Racing/Stanton SR11 No. 51b entry up in the second row of his heat race, the Chapin, IL driver would take part in a three-headed battle for the second position before finally settling for third at the stripe.

When all heats were completed, Nienhiser found himself seventh in points, which would place him in the fourth row for the feature event. With a very strong piece underneath him, Ninehser adapted well all night and was able to spend much of the race fighting for position inside the Top-10.

Getting into traffic, Nienhiser would get himself into a little trouble navigating through traffic and as a result he would stall his machine and be forced to the back of the pack.

Still with good speed, Nienhiser would get what he could in the closing laps as he was able to work his way forward and close Saturday night out with a 14th place finish.

“I felt really good about my showing, and really surpassed my goal of just making it into the feature,” Nienhiser added. “I think attempting to go non-wing racing last week helped me adapt to the midget so quick, and it is something I would love to do more of. We are actually working together to hopefully try and run either Friday or Sunday this weekend.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Auto Body, Littleton Storm & Timber, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, JRC Transportation, Signature Signs and Design, and Steve Thomas Racing for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-55, Wins-8, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-25

ON TAP: With Nienhiser still finalizing a Friday or Sunday midget race, he will for sure be in action on Saturday night at St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, MO taking part in the Queen’s Royal.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Paul Nienhiser by following him on Twitter @Paul_Nienhiser or by clicking over to www.paulnienhiser.com.

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Kevin Swindell and Spencer Bayston Quickly Up to Speed During Return to Action

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 16, 2018) - The Kevin Swindell Racing sprint car returned to the track last weekend with Spencer Bayston behind the wheel for the first time in approximately six weeks.

"It was a good weekend to get reacclimated," said Bayston, who broke his leg during a crash on Aug. 23. "Our finishes both nights didn't show the speed we had. My main idea for the weekend was to get reacclimated and comfortable being the last time I was in a sprint car I broke my leg and the last time I was in a race car I got upside down and bumped around. It wasn't easy, but it needed to be done. I feel a whole lot better now than I did before we ran on Saturday."

The Swindell Speed Lab backed team intended to tackle a tripleheader with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last weekend, but Friday's race at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., rained out.

"I was a little rusty trying to get into the flow of things," Bayston said. "Terre Haute being the first track back was nerve-wracking because how fast it is."

Bayston qualified 13th quickest overall on Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. However, a blown tire in a heat race resulted in a DNF. The team rebounded by winning the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the back of the Wabash Clash main event.

"We were one of the only guys who passed cars," Swindell said. "It's hard to race back there when the pace slows down and the air is bad and still be able to pass cars."

Bayston advanced from 21st to record a 16th-place result.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Eldora Speedway for the Last Call for Them All. Bayston timed in 11th quickest in his group and used a last-lap pass in a heat race to finish fifth, which earned a lock-in spot into the main event.

"It was an early start so I thought the track would be slick," he said. "It was juiced up and running away from the wall a bit, which wasn't a bad thing for me. It ended up being on the fence by the end of the night. That's the fastest way around that place. It took me a few laps to get up there and get comfortable. The car was really good and I was a lot more comfortable than I was in the past. We worked our way forward, but unfortunately I went down a lap early. I felt like I passed a lot of cars, but it's tough when you're that far back because those passes didn't count since I was a lap down and they were on lead-lap cars."

Bayston ended with a 16th-place finish for the second straight night.

"All things considered with his physical feeling, he got up there (against the wall) and said he was comfortable and our car was better than in the past," Swindell said. "I think he'll be fine when we go back."

The team will be off this weekend before resuming competition Oct. 26-27 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: DNF (4); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 16 (21).

Oct. 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 16 (17).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 13 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 26-27 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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"They were one of the first big partners that we had when we started the sprint car team," Swindell said. "We really appreciate their support."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Mike Curb and Curb Records, DKW Transport, Premier Truck Group, Rossie Feed & Grain, High Performance Lubricants, Tim Walker Real Estate, TWRentToOwn.com, Premier Truck Group, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Kansas Bound and Looking for Momentum as Season Nears End

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 16, 2018) - Kraig Kinser has a pair of races in Kansas on tap this weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Kinser will compete on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City during the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and on Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City during the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown.

"I want to make some headway to end the year strong," he said. "We want to get some momentum going. I have a little experience at those tracks. They can be high speed and on-the-gas places, but they can get slick, too. We'll go off our notes and try to get a good setup and unload pretty quick."

Kinser raced twice last weekend with the Outlaws, beginning on Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., during the Wabash Clash. He qualified 14th quickest, placed fourth in a heat race and finished 14th in the A Main.

"We were about midpack the whole race," he said. "We qualified there and that's about where we stayed. The track was real quick early and slicked off for the feature. Qualifying helps everywhere, but on a big track you have to do your passing quickly unless it gets slick enough and a couple of grooves develop where you can pass. We just couldn't move forward once we qualified midpack."

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Eldora Speedway during the Last Call for Them All. Unfortunately, mechanical problems plagued Kinser beginning in qualifying.

"It was a nightmare from qualifying on," he said. "It was one of those nights you want to forget about. We can't wait to get to Lakeside this Friday and start a new race."

Last Friday's race at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., rained out.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 14 (14).

Oct. 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: No Time; Heat race: DNS (10); C Main: 10 (10).

SEASON STATS -

69 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 12 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 53 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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"Wings Unlimited puts out a solid product and has been really reliable over the years," Kinser said. "We've worked with them for quite a few years. They are a company that is easy to work with and produces great products."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Kessington Aerospace, Southern Pacific Farms, Sander Engineering, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Allstar Performance, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer's Top Rods, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Racing Optics, Crow Enterprises, Aerodine Composites Group, Pro Shocks, VanHorn Racing Graphics and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Ready for Challenge Once USCS Fall Nationals Resumes at Riverside

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (Oct. 16, 2018) - Derek Hagar has his work cut out for him when the 10th annual USCS Fall Nationals and Flip Flop 54 resumes on Oct. 27.

The USCS Series event at Riverside International Speedway began last Friday, when Hagar finished where he started - seventh - in a heat race.

"We had a bad draw with a tough heat race and on a trough track to pass on," he said. "Nothing lined up for us Friday. It made for a short night. All we got to do was hot lap and heat race and our night was over."

Saturday's twin feature night was postponed until later this month because of inclement weather. Hagar said he will likely line up in the middle of the B Main and will need to move forward to transfer into the twin main events.

"We have to make the best of it," he said. "It's not a long race so you have to make things happen quick. Having to run a B Main, at least we'll know what the track is doing. The thing about it is we'll start in the back of the first A Main. We'll try to hustle to get to the front and then the second feature is inverted so we'll have to pass a lot of cars. We'll do our best to put on a good show."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 12 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 7 (7).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 6 wins, 23 top fives, 26 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Oct. 27 at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the 10th annual USCS Fall Nationals and Flip Flop 54

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"B&D Towing supports racing," Hagar said. "They can help anyone in the Memphis area. For anyone who needs a hand, B&D is recommended to save the day."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, BXtreme Race Graphics, J&J Auto Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Fragola Performance Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Hoping to Continue Success at Dodge City Raceway Park This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 16, 2018) - Jason Sides will head to one of his best tracks when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown.

Sides hasn't raced at the 3/8-mile oval since 2015, when he captured his second career Outlaws win at the track located in Dodge City, Kan. His first triumph came in 2011.

"I wish it was a three-day show," he joked. "I can't wait to get there. I feel like we've got a pretty good car there no matter what happens. The track is always good, top, bottom and middle. It's just one of those places I really like."

Sides has recorded a top-six result during 13 of his last 14 races at Dodge City Raceway Park dating back to 2009. Five of those finishes were podiums.

He will begin this weekend on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout. His career-best result at the track of second place came in 2013.

Sides raced in a pair of Outlaws events last weekend after Friday's race at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., rained out. The competition began on Saturday at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., during the Wabash Clash.

Sides timed in 17th quickest and advanced a position to finish fourth in a heat race before ending the night 21st in the main event.

"The track widened out a little bit for the feature," he said. "As big and fast as it was some of the guys were running around the top. I tried to make the bottom work. Maybe we weren't tight enough, but we just weren't good enough."

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Eldora Speedway during the Last Call for Them All. Sides qualified 12th quickest in his group. He picked up a position to finish fifth in a heat race before finishing the feature where he started - 19th.

"The groove in turns three and four was right on the fence and in turns one and two was about a foot off the wall," he said. "We experimented to try to make the bottom work and that didn't work out. We went in a different direction than we'd normally do and it just didn't work."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 21 (13).

Oct. 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 19 (19).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

79 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 14 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 60 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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"R.E. Enterprises does a lot for us and we really appreciate their support," Sides said. "Chris and everybody over there are just as good of friends as they are partners."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Price Heading to Thunderbowl Raceway for the 25th annual Trophy Cup

Inside Line Promotions - COBBLE HILL, B.C., Canada (Oct. 16, 2018) - Robbie Price will make the nearly 1,100-mile trek south to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the fifth straight year to compete in the Trophy Cup this weekend.

Price will pilot his family owned No. 21P during the 25th edition of the event at the always racy high-banked, third-mile bullring. The event, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation, will pay a record $25,000 to the overall champion on Saturday night and carries a record purse of more than $200,000 for the three-night event.

"The first couple of years there we didn't have a whole lot of success," Price said. "We used to go down there and tear some stuff up. Last year we ran good. We had speed all weekend. We just didn't have the best of luck when it came to track position and things like that. We've been getting better and better each year we go there. Hopefully this is the year we put it in the big dance."

A field of 90-plus entrants is expected, with drivers taking part in two preliminary nights of racing. Event points are earned each time a driver hits the track on the first two nights and ultimately are used to line up feature events on the final night. The 50-lap main event on Saturday night will see the top 20 in points inverted, with the final four positions going to drivers who transfer from the B Main. The driver with the most event points following Saturday night's 50-lap main event will be declared the champion and will receive the winner's share of the purse.

"You have to give it 110 percent every time you are out there," Price noted of the unique format. "That's the way that track needs to be driven and that's the way those guys need to be raced. The curb at Tulare is second to none. It's pretty fast for the way it races as well. It certainly is a one-of-a-kind track and I always look forward to going there. Tulare is definitely a 'cowboy up' type of track and that suits my style."

Over the course of the last month Price has competed in two prestigious events. He hit the track at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Price then made his debut in the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with another stout field of drivers in attendance.

"You are only as good as who you race against and I've been racing against some heavy hitters the last couple of races," he shared. "Hopefully we can go down there and be a hitter."

Price, who is looking to qualify for the main event on the final night of the Trophy Cup for the first time in his career, has a plan laid out of what needs to be accomplished to gain as many event points as possible.

"You have to qualify good right off the bat and then heat race good," he said. "You can never go backwards, that's the real goal. Maybe, it's only or two positions every time, but that's still way better than going backwards. You have to go forward at all times. The way the format is, you have to pass cars and be on your 'A' game every time you are on the track."

SEASON STATS -

41 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 25th annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

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"Don is a really good guy who takes great photos," Price said. "I really appreciate his help throughout the last few years. He's turned into a good friend."

Price would also like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shark Racing Engines, Triple X Race Co., Strong Crane Service and CARSTAR Leduc for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Charges to Two Top Fives During Cotton Classic

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi produced a pair of top-five finishes last Saturday during the 33 rd annual Cotton Classic.

Scelzi and his family owned team competed in both the 410ci and 360ci winged sprint car divisions at Keller Auto Speedway during the marquee event that welcomed more than 50 combined cars between the two classes.

"It was great to overcome adversity," he said. "Even though qualifying in the 410 and our heat races in both classes didn't go as well as we wanted we had strong runs in each main event to earn top-five finishes."

Scelzi kicked off the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series portion of the night by qualifying 13th quickest. He then advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race to lock into the 13th starting position for the A Main.

"I got to sixth pretty quick," he said. "A few laps later I got into fifth and raced for fourth. I got by Shane (Golobic) at one point and Bud (Kaeding) at one time, but I was searching. I was just missing a little bit. I kept switching what I was doing to try to make it a little better."

Scelzi rallied from 13th to a fifth-place finish. It earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

He was just as strong in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour action, qualifying third quickest in his group before placing second in a heat race. Scelzi maneuvered from his 10th starting position to post a third-place finish, which gives him 20 top fives this season.

"I passed Shane and I passed Rico (Abreu) at separate parts of the race and yellow flags put me back to third each time," he said. "I was more frustrated that the yellows fell when they did because I felt like we could have stolen a win."

Scelzi is now facing the 25th annual Trophy Cup this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

"I think with Trophy Cup and big races you can't get pumped up for them," he said. "You really have to roll in there like it's any other race. We have to time in really good, pass three cars in our heat race (to earn a lock-in position into the feature) and move forward a few spots in the feature. Every race you have a goal of what you'll need. You go from there and see where you end up."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 5 (13).

Oct. 13 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 3 (10).

SEASON STATS -

62 races, 6 wins, 20 top fives, 33 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the 25th annual Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scelzi41

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"Kenny is known for his outstanding carbon fiber work," Scelzi said. "We use his wing caps and knee guards. They are really great products to use."

Scelzi would also like to thank Whipple Superchargers, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Panella Trucking, Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Red Line Oil, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Weld Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Auto Meter, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Wins ASCS Gulf South Season Finale and Championship

Inside Line Promotions - BEAUMONT, Texas (Oct. 16, 2018) - Channin Tankersley put an exclamation point on his ASCS Gulf South Region championship by winning the season finale last Saturday at Golden Triangle Raceway Park.

The win was Tankersley's sixth of the season, which is his most ever in a single season and the most of any driver in an ASCS Gulf South Region season since 2010 according to the ASCS website.

"We just had a really solid year all in all," the Old School Racing driver said. "I couldn't be happier to end the season down here with a win. Six wins in a year for as many times as we've run, that's pretty solid. I'm pretty stoked about that."

The season finale began with Tankersley advancing a position to finish second in a heat race. That earned enough points to make the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 1 to garner the pole position for the 41-lap A Main.

"I had the car really, really tight in the heat," he said. "We were lucky enough to gain a position and wound up running second. That put us in the redraw. Then we were lucky enough to pull the No. 1 pill. On a track like that track position is everything. It was rough and heavy.

"Ray Allen Kulhanek started on the outside front row. We got going and he got me in the first corner and led the first lap. I led from the second lap on. The track was real choppy from the middle to the top. He was rolling the bottom. We got our momentum going around the top and got by. On a couple of restarts I saw a nose, but once we got going we were pretty solid. I felt like we got better toward the end of the race. That's always good when you can get faster. We got through traffic really well. That's all you can ask for."

Tankersley clinched his third ASCS Gulf South Region championship in the last five years just by showing up to the season finale. He is only the second driver in series history to win at least three championships.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 6 wins, 11 top fives, 12 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

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"Intra Services has been a proud partner for Old School Racing for a while," Tankersley said. "We look forward to visiting Victory Lane many times together."

Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Challenger Drilling, Blackfoot Electric, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Brian Brown Breaks Terre Haute Track Record During World of Outlaws Show

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Oct. 16, 2018) - Brian Brown highlighted last weekend's doubleheader with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series by setting a new track record before recording a top-10 finish in the feature at Terre Haute Action Track on Friday.

"When you go there you're not trying to say, 'Hey, what's the track record? I'm going to break it tonight,'" he said. "Qualifying is so important and track position is so crucial. Our focus was how can we set quick time. We concentrated on that. We were the quickest car hot lapping and in qualifying. It shows how good our engines are with Charlie Garrett."

The night began at the big half-mile oval in Terre Haute, Ind., with Brown breaking the track record during qualifying. He then finished second in a heat race to advance into the dash. Unfortunately, Brown pulled the second-highest number - seven - during the dash redraw to line up seventh for the dash.

Brown picked up a pair of positions to finish fifth, which lined him up on the inside of the third row for the Wabash Clash A Main. Brown maintained a top five for most of the race before fading to a seventh-place finish because of a parts miscue.

"It was good to go forward in the dash," he said. "In the feature we were running a solid fourth when we had an issue with our left rear bleeder. We gained a bunch of air pressure and we lost a few spots. Overall it was a really, really good night. Sometimes you can't control things. The things we could control we handled well."

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Eldora Speedway during the Last Call for Them All. Brown timed in 11th quickest in his group, but a rally from sixth to fourth place in a heat race earned a lock-in position to the main event. Brown capped the night by advancing from 14th to 12 th in the feature.

"We were at the top of the board hot lapping," he said. "For qualifying I decided to see if we could do some things to go even faster. My laps felt pretty good. We just backed our time up and didn't go any faster and were 11th quick. I feel like we were good enough to set quick time. I just don't know why we were that far back. That put us behind the eight ball.

"Eldora is really tough once you get in dirty air to make something happen. I didn't feel like we were bad. It was just tough to get going. Michael and Nate did a good job all weekend. Chad had other obligations and couldn't come, but he prepared a great car that showed off the trailer on Saturday."

Brown will look to defend his home turf this weekend as the World of Outlaws will compete on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., during the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout before venturing to Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Saturday for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown. Brown won the race at Lakeside Speedway last year.

"This Friday is very important to us," he said. "FVP, which has been a 10-year partner for us, is sponsoring the race so they'll have a couple hundred people there. It's important to run good. We'll have a lot of friends and family and supporters that don't get to see you run 50 times a year. Without FVP there wouldn't be Brian Brown Racing. They are awesome. Hopefully we can go out there and have a good run and put ourselves in contention to repeat."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 13 - Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 5 (7); Feature: 7 (5).

Oct. 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 12 (14).

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 8 wins, 27 top fives, 36 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Outlaw Boot Hill Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

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Joey Saldana reflects on driving the JJR 41 at Lakeside Speedway in the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — October 16, 2018 — Joey Saldana has a number of similar character traits to the late Jason Johnson. First and foremost, Saldana is a family man, just as Johnson was. The native of Brownsburg, Ind., also has a deep competitive fire and passion for the sport of sprint car racing. Both of those were mantras of Johnson’s as well. Saldana is also very humble, just as Johnson was throughout his career.

With an open seat for four races late this season, Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) will turn to Saldana to pilot the No. 41. Saldana will make the first start of a four-race stint for JJR at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday, October 19 in the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“To be able to jump into this high caliper of a ride and be able to contend for World of Outlaws wins is pretty humbling,” said Saldana. “I didn’t have a ride for any of these races, so it’s a great opportunity. Thanks to Bobbi (Johnson) and Philip (Dietz-Crew Chief) for letting me run it this weekend and at the World Finals in Charlotte.”

The JJR team has raced a handful of times over the last couple of months with Carson Macedo behind the wheel. The pairing was victorious on a preliminary night during the Knoxville 360 Nationals at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Iowa. With Macedo having prior commitments on the West Coast this weekend, it opened the seat up for Lakeside, which is about two-and-half hours from the JJR shop in Rocky Mount, Mo.

“It’s pretty neat to be able to say I drove a car of that caliber and have a shot at winning a World of Outlaws race,” shared Saldana. “Jason Johnson built a great team over there and it shows. Hopefully we can go out, put a good showing in and make them proud.”

Saldana has the utmost respect for the team that Jason Johnson put together. Having been an owner/driver earlier in his career, Saldana knows firsthand the hard work, sacrifice, determination and perseverance that are needed to run your own team at high-level it takes to compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“The cool part about Jason's team is that he realized to make it in this sport, he was going to have to do it on his own,” explained Saldana. “He did that with all of his hard work and dedication as well as his family’s support. Obviously, he had some great support within his family. He built a team from the ground up. He went through the ranks of ASCS (American Sprint Car Series), winning multiple championships and then going to the World of Outlaws. That’s not easy to do.

“I had my own team for three years and financially, it’s a huge burden. There is a lot of risk involved and it’s hard. As a driver, you need something positive. In that situation, you know that you are not going to get fired and things are going in the right direction. Having your own team and your own sponsors, gives you that kind of security. Jason did that and came out here and had a very good showing. I think it’s pretty neat to see what he has done with his family and his race team. That’s why it’s an honor for anyone to jump in that car and try to duplicate the success he had in that car.”

Saldana has made 10 starts in his career with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway and has six top-10 finishes in those races. He most recently competed at the track in 2016, leading eight laps, before fading to fourth, as he nursed a souring engine. Saldana was fourth-fastest in time trials that night and finished second in the first heat race to earn a spot in the dash. The veteran driver finished a career-best second at Lakeside in 2015.

“The last time I was at Lakeside, we qualified well and had a really good night in the Roth (Motorsports) 83 car,” said Saldana. “We started fourth or fifth and got to the lead and had a really good shot at winning that race and blew a motor toward the end. We ended up finishing fourth, but we definitely had a shot at winning. I’ve gone to Lakeside quite a few times and been fast and had the speed to win, but never capitalized on it. I know the (No.) 41 car is capable of winning there, so hopefully I can do my part and put it in victory lane.”

Tickets for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday, October 19 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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Rico Abreu and Mitchell Faccinto Score Cotton Classic Supremacy with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the season in the USA begins its final few weeks of action, driver’s and teams are still winning races and claiming season long points championships with KSE Racing Products.

In California, Mitchell Faccinto and Rico Abreu each took a little cotton out of Hanford, CA as Faccinto won a thrilling KWS Cotton Classic, and Abreu bested the SCCT field.

The World of Outlaws were back in the Midwest after spending time out East, and on Saturday night it was Brad Sweet continuing to have a stellar year as he pocketed the win at Terre Haute Action Track, and on Sunday it was Christopher Bell using KSE Racing Products to park the Tony Stewart Racing No. 14B machine in victory lane at Eldora.

Logan Seavey and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team bested the POWRi field at Belle-Clair Speedway, Lucas Wolfe continued a strong end to his 2018 season as he won at Selinsgrove, as Gerard McIntyre won at BAPS, and CJ Leary took Harvest Cup Honors after a hard fought battle in Haubstadt, IN.

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Tanner Carrick Comes From ‘B’ Main to Finish 8th in ‘A’ at Belle-Clair Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to action following a rare weekend off, Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team made the trip to Belle-Clair Speedway where the Lincoln, CA driver would overcome a heat race incident and charge through the ‘B’, and ultimately finish eighth in the feature event.

“We had a really good car in the heat race, and coming to the checkered I was trying pass for second and ended up spinning which gave all of our points up,” Tanner Carrick said. “We had a long road ahead of us, but my guys give me a great car and we still came away with a great finish.”

Lining up sixth in his heat race, Carrick had his elbows up aboard the CVC/TRD/Spike Chassis as he quickly worked his way up into third and looked for more.

Closing in on the second position in the final laps, Carrick looked for more points on the last lap and as he went to make his move on the last lap he would lose the handle and end up with a seventh place finish, and that would force him into the semi.

Lining up in the fourth row of the ‘B’, Carrick continued to show the same speed he had in his heat race as he would again move forward at will and pick up spots lap after lap. Forging his way ahead, Carrick would take a second place finish and transfer into the feature as he gridded the field from the 20th starting position.

From deep in the field, Carrick would continue to be on the attack as he carved his way forward methodically. Running a patient race, the Lincoln, CA product continued to approach the Top-10 as the laps clicked off quickly on this night.

Working into the Top-10, Carrick would cap off a great rebound with a hard fought eighth place finish.

“We did it the hard way, but it was fun coming forward like we did in the ‘B’ and the ‘A’,” Carrick added. “It was great to get back in the KKM car again.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank CVC, TRD, Spike Chassis, Cemex, Arai, and Shell Shock for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-34, Wins-2, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-23

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will stay in the Midwest this week as he will be at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, Southern Illinois Raceway on Saturday, and Wayne County Raceway on Sunday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Lands On World of Outlaws Podium at Eldora Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- With weather and scheduling keeping him out of the seat for three weeks, Parker Price-Miller showed no signs of rust on Sunday night as he traveled to Eldora Speedway to take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and came away with a third place finish.

“It was a really good night, and I have to thank Bernie, Betsy, and everyone that worked so hard,” Parker Price Miller said. “Eldora is a place that I really have gotten more comfortable at all year, and to finish on the podium with the Outlaws there is awesome.”

Timing the Indy Race Parts/Townline Variety/Chalk Stix backed No. 71P machine in third quickest in his flight, and third quickest overall, PPM would capitalize on the front row starting position in his heat race and pick up the win.

Moving into the Dash, the Kokomo, IN driver would draw the two-pill before finishing second and putting himself on the front row of the 30-lap feature event.

With his entry a little tight in the Dash, PPM and crew would leave it alone and send the same car out for the feature event. When the race came to life PPM would get off to a great start as he would grab the early lead and begin pacing the field.

As the laps clicked off, PPM would start to get a little too loose on exit and it would eventually let Christopher Bell get by and take over the race lead. With Bell knocking down the fence and using the wall as the cushion, Price-Miller would follow suit though he would later admit it was a sketchy feeling.

Slipping back to fourth as he tried to find comfort on the high, scary side, PPM would use a lap 21 restart to jump up to second and make a bid for the race lead as he attempted to put a move on Bell.

Unable to get by, PPM would run second until the white flag lap when Donny Schatz would sneak by as ‘The Law Firm’ closed his night out with a third place finish.

“Bell got by me banging off the wall, and I had to give it shot,” Price-Miller said. “It definitely worked but it was an uneasy feeling at first. We had a good car, and it was a great night.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank Townline Variety, Chalk Stix, Indy Race Parts, Bell Helmets, and PPM Titanium for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 74, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 16, Top-10’s: 35.

ON TAP: PPM will head to California this weekend as he will take part in the 25th Annual Trophy Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

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Golobic Keeps Pace In KWS Championship Hunt With Third Place Finish at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting down to the final races with the King of the West Series, Shane Golobic was able to keep pace with Kyle Hirst in his quest for the series championship as he backed last week’s win up with a third place finish on Saturday night in Hanford, CA during the Cotton Classic.

“Our night was okay, and again the Tarlton’s provided me with another great car,” Shane Golobic said. “I just needed to be better in the feature event, but I can’t be too upset with another podium finish.”

During the 2018 King of the West Series’ penultimate event on Saturday night at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA, Golobic got his night started off by timing the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino backed entry in third quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of heat race no. 3, the Fremont, CA native would get the best of his younger brother, Dustin, as he raced his way to the win and secured himself a spot in the all-important Dash.

Running second in the Dash to Mitchell Faccinto, Golobic would put the Tarlton Motorsports entry on the front row of the 30-lap Cotton Classic as he sought after his fifth series win of the season as he looked to tighten the point battled up heading into the season finale that looms in just a few weeks.

Slipping back to second when the race came to life, Golobic would keep early leader, Mitchell Faccinto in his sights as the Keller Auto Speedway surface offered up a very racy surface in the feature event. Just before the halfway point, Golobic would feel pressure for his championship competitor, Kyle Hirst, and would slip back to third though still very much in the mix for the Cotton Classic win.

Continuing to fight hard through traffic, the two0time and defending Trophy Cup Champion would actually slip has far back as fifth at one point during the feature event, but he would fight hard in the closing laps to take the final spot on the podium and keep pace with second finishing Hirst as the duo look to settle the score in a couple of weeks in Stockton, CA.

“Definitely not upset with a podium, but we come to these races to win, and we were in a prime spot to do so on Saturday,” Golobic added. “This is shaping up to be an exciting season finale in a few weeks, and I am looking forward to going to work with these Tarlton Motorsports guys.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Yokut Gas, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 16, Wins: 4, Top 5’s: 15, Top 10’s: 16.

ON TAP: Golobic and the team will return to racing action on November 3rd in Stockton, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21.

You can also following along with Shane Golobic by following him on Twitter @ShaneGolobic or @ShaneGolobicRacing

 

 

Brock Zearfoss 10th at Eldora Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Turning their attention to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule for the final few weeks of the season, Brock Zearfoss and Destiny Motorsports would have a night Sunday evening that saw them finish 10th at Eldora Speedway.

“We seem to be getting better each and every time we visit Eldora Speedway, so to get a Top-10 while still working on our engine program was a really good night,” Brock Zearfoss said.

Timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill No. 4 machine in seventh quickest in qualifying flight ‘B’ Sunday night, the Jonestown, PA pilot would advance from fourth to third in his heat race and move directly into Eldora Speedway’s final 30-lap feature event of the 2018 season.

Lining up in the fifth row for the feature event, Zearfoss would hold steady as he continues to make strides at the historic venue in what has been limited starts. Finding himself battling with the likes of Shane Stewart, Logan Schuchart, and and Sheldon Haudenschild, Zearfoss was able to keep the Destiny Motorsports machine inside the Top-10 as he took the Sunday night checkered flag in the 10th position.

Saturday night the team was in action in Indiana as they checked in at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, IN. Timing in ninth fastest in qualifying time trials, Zearfoss would run third in his heat race chasing after Christopher Bell and Brian Brown.

Moving into the feature event, Zearfoss would grid the field from the ninth starting position as he took the green flag alongside Logan Schuchart. On the big half mile speedplant, Zearfoss would fight a bit of a tight racecar that would see him lose a couple of positions during the course of the 31-lap affair.

Doing all he could from the cockpit, Zearfoss would take the checkered flag with a 15th place finish.

“Getting to these places that I am unfamiliar with and having speed, and making gains is great,” Zearfoss noted. “Thanks to everyone for all of their hard work and for their continued support.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Heavy Equipment Loaders and Parts, Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint and Supply, Meckleys Limestone, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, HRP, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, C&H Veteran Enterprises, and Hoosier Tires North for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-86, Wins-0, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-40.

ON TAP: Zearfoss and Destiny Motorsports will stay close to their home base in Indiana this week as they will be in action at Kokomo Speedway on Saturday night to close out the 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions season.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Brock make sure to follow him on Twitter @Brock_Zearfoss.

 

 

Forsberg 12th at Cotton Classic with F&F Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing would make the trip to Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Saturday night to take part in the 33rd Annual Cotton Classic with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on the card. Having an up and down night, Forsberg would close the night out with a 12th place finish.

“We kind of fought the same issues we fought last week in Petaluma and it made for a bit of a long night,” Andy Forsberg said. “We had some early luck that put us in a good position, but we were off in the feature and just kind of hung on.”

Timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStop USA backed No. x1 machine in second fastest in his time trial group, Forsberg would line up in the second row of his heat race on a locked down Keller Auto Speedway surface.

Working his way up to finish second, Forsberg would be the fastest qualifier in his heat to make the transfer and that would move him into the all-important Dash where he would start sixth and finish fifth.

By way of his fifth place finish, Forsberg would grid the field from the third row for the 30-lap feature event. With the track still hooked up, it would prove to be a little more racy than it was early in the night, but Forsberg and company seemed to struggle on the sticky surface.

Losing a couple spots initially when the race came to life, Forsberg would try a multitude of lines in hopes something would be to the like of his F&F Racing machine.

Falling out of the Top-10, Forsberg would actually start to lose air in his right rear as the waning laps clicked off and he continued to run in 12th. When the race came to a close, Forsberg would hang on to a 12th place finish despite having a flat right rear tire.

“It is kind of puzzling to us all since we really haven’t struggled when it is heavy like we have the last two races,” Forsberg added. “Fortunately we had some luck on our side early in the night to start up front, so hopefully the guys can pinpoint the issue and they can have a great Trophy Cup with Parker Price-Miller.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2018.

ON TAP: F&F Racing is now set for the 25th Annual Trophy Cup where Parker Price-Miller will take over the driving duties for the weekend.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-31, Wins-7, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-23.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

 

 

Justyn Cox Sixth and 11th at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the 33rd Annual Cotton Classic over the weekend, Justyn Cox returned to the seat of the Bates Motorsports No. 42x with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour where he would finish sixth in the feature, and was also at the helm of his family owned No. 31c where he pocketed an 11th place finish with the King of the West Series.

“It was good to run well with Bates Motorsports again, and keep them within striking distance of the Roth Motorsports team for the owners championship heading into Stockton in a couple of weeks,” Cox said. “They really have provided me with a great opportunity to end the season, and I am very thankful.”

Timing the R&B Company backed machine in fifth quickest in SCCT group qualifying, Cox would have a nice heat race that saw him advance from his fifth starting position to finish fourth and move into the 30-lap Cotton Classic feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 16th starting position, Cox would continue to move the Bates Motorsports entry forward just as he did in his first weekend at the controls at Placerville Speedway. Getting stronger as the race went on, Cox would find himself up in fourth with just 12 laps to go in the race, as he turned in his fastest lap of the race.

A late restart would see Cox get forced to the top of the track and it would result in him getting shuffled back a few positions before he worked his way back up to sixth.

Chasing after Willie Croft and Kyle Hirst in the closing laps, Cox’s efforts would continue to get negated by yellow flags and he would wind up taking the checkered flag sixth.

King of the West Series action saw the Clarksburg, CA driver have a bit of a long night as a torsion bar would go south in time trials resulting in him timing in 15th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Making repairs before heat race action, Cox would have a nice heat race that saw him work his way up to finish fourth which placed him 15th on the starting grid for this feature event.

Fighting some engine issues in the feature event, Cox would be unable to work the bottom of the track as it would cause his engine to stumble. Forced to commit to the top, Cox would take what he could get as he finished 11th.

“It was tough in the 410ci as he fought issues most of the night,” Cox said. “We have been fighting this 410ci engine a lot and had hopes to have the issues worked out but still had some surface. Thanks to my guys for their hard work all night.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2018!

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-39, Wins-2, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-20

ON TAP: Justyn Cox will be in action this weekend in the Bates Motorsports No. 42x while Matt Peterson will take the wheel of the Cox Racing No. 31c this Thursday – Saturday in Tulare, CA at the 25th Annual Trophy Cup.

 

 

Willie Croft Claims Two Top-10’s at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Competing with both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and King of the West Series on Saturday night in Hanford, CA during the Cotton Classic, Willie Croft would finish fifth with the SCCT before rallying to finish sixth with the KWS after an early mishap in the feature event.

“It was a decent night for our race team,” Willie Croft said. “We seemed to have good speed in both cars, and ended up coming home with a pair of Top-10’s when all was said and done.”

In Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 action, Croft kicked things off in this program by timing the Holey Smokes BBQ/Butlerbuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 entry in quickest in his qualifying group which placed him in the second row of his heat race.

On a juiced up and extremely fast racing surface early in the night, Croft would finish third in his heat race before finishing third in the Dash which ultimately lined him up in the second row of the 30-lap feature event alongside Shane Golobic.

With the track still hooked up in the feature event, it had widened out and became a little more racy for the feature. Jumping into third in the early goings of the race, Croft would find himself in a dog fight for the final position on the podium for much of the race as he battled with Dominic Scelzi

A couple of late restarts would see Croft hook up in an entertaining battle with brother-in-law, Kyle Hirst as he would close the race out with a fifth place finish.

King of the West 410 action would kick off with Croft timing in second quickest overall in time trails amongst the 22 drivers checked into the pit area before storming to a heat race win.

Just as he did in SCCT action, Croft would finish third in the Dash and grid the field from the second row as he would find himself next to Hirst to kick this one off.

Running fourth the first couple of laps, Croft would get up over the edge of the racing surface in turns one and two and it would result in him falling back to 13th.

With a strong mount underneath him, Croft would have his elbows up on the racy Keller Auto Speedway surface as he fought his way forward. Working back into the Top-10 on the 11th lap, Croft would then move into eighth with five to go after a lengthy battle for position.

Using a late restart to his advantage, Croft would pick up a couple of position positions as he would end his Cotton Classic with a sixth place finish in 410ci action.

“These double duty nights are hard work for my guys so I have to thank them for their efforts, and also want to thank all of our partners for their continued help,” Croft said. “Really looking forward to Trophy Cup this weekend.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Simpson Race Products, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-59, Wins-6, Top 5’s-19, Top 10’s-25.

ON TAP: Willie Croft will bolt his seat in the Rudeen Racing No. 26 entry this weekend for the 25th Annual Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

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Tony Gualda Seventh at Cotton Classic with C&M Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making only his second appearance at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA, Tony Gualda raced his way to a seventh place finish on Saturday night during the Cotton Classic aboard the potent C&M Motorsports No. 7C.

“It was a pretty good run, I thought,” Tony Gualda said. “It was only my second time running in Hanford, CA and we did some good things and it has me really looking forward to Trophy Cup this weekend.”

Taking part in the 33rd Annual Cotton Classic on Saturday night, Gualda got the party started by timing the Moorefield Construction, Inc./Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA backed No. 7c machine in fourth quickest in his qualifying time trials group.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race on a very hooked up and heavy racing surface, Gualda would lose the drag race into turn one but still would finish second and move directly into the 30-lap Cotton Classic feature event.

Taking the Cotton Classic green flag from the fifth row, Gualda would not have the start he was looking for as he would initially fall all the way back to the 12th position. Staying patient, Gualda’s machine would come to life and he would start making moves, as he would soon find himself up in the seventh position.

A restart saw Gualda make a nice move to occupy fifth on the running order, but the yellow flag would be needed and his pass would be negated, dropping him back to seventh. Chasing after Kyle Hirst, Willie Croft, and Justyn Cox in the closing laps, Gualda would end up finishing seventh in the 2018 Cotton Classic.

“I was pretty happy with our result and with how things felt all night,” Gualda said. “It was great to get back to racing, and I’m really looking forward to three nights in Tulare, CA this week for the Trophy Cup.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Inc., Hollister Auto Parts, PitStopUSA, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports will head back south this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday where they will be in action during the 25th Annual Trophy Cup.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-28, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-15.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Hirst Second and Fourth at Cotton Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- One week removed from a violent accident at Kern County, Kyle Hrist and Roth Motorsports were back in action in Hanford, CA for the 33rd Annual Cotton Classic where Hirst would charge to a fourth place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour before coming up just short with the King of the West Series as he finished second in that feature event.

“We had a couple of really good racecars, and I have to thank my Roth Motorsports team for working their butt’s off for me,” Kyle Hirst said. “I had a good run with the SCCT but didn’t quite have enough for the Top-Three and I gave the 410ci feature event away on the final restart. We had good speed, and hoping we can be even better at Trophy Cup.”

In the penultimate event for both series’ in which he is the point leader in both as well, Hirst took another step closer to earning both titles as he kicked things off by timing in the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments entry in third fastest in his time trial group with the SCCT.

From the front row of his heat race, the Paradise, CA wheelman would finish third which would keep him from the Dash but safely put him in the 30-lap feature event.

Rolling off the starting grid from the sixth row, Hirst would go to work on an immaculately prepared surface in the feature event. Able to carve his way around the Keller Auto Speedway, Hirst would blaze through the Top-10 as he would get up into fourth.

Chasing after Rico Abreu, Shane Golobic and Dominic Scelzi, Hirst didn’t quite have enough to get up and challenge for a podium position, though capped the night off with a great from 12th to fourth.

In KWS action, Hirst would get off to an even better start as he kicked his night off in the 410ci program by earning quick time honors as he looked to create separation between himself and Shane Golobic in the points battle.

Finishing third in his heat race again, Hirst would make himself eligible for the KWS Dash where his fourth place finish put him in the second row for the 30-lap Cotton Classic feature event.

Running fifth in the early goings of the 30-lap affair, Hirt would begin fighting his way forward on a lap restart.

Able to get by Golobic, Willie Croft, and Chase Johnson, Hirst began to pressure Mitchell Faccinto for the race lead just before the halfway point. A caution would hold up progress, but when the action resumed, Hirst would continue to stalk the leader as they got back into traffic.

Surging to the lead on the 18th lap, Hirst would quickly start to open up a comfortable lead as he looked to score Cotton Classic lore. Stretching his lead to nearly 3 seconds, a red flag with just three laps to go would change things up quite a bit.

With Faccinto on his rear bumper, Hirst would continue to stay glued to the bottom groove. On the white flag lap, Hirst would admittedly make a mistake in one and two missing his mark and it would allow Faccinto to make up a little time.

Going into three and four, Hirst would dive low again but as Faccinto went for it, he would make it stick out of four and would beat Hirst to the line as the Roth Motorsports team settled for second.

“I hate it for my guys, because we had a car that was good enough to win the race,” Hirst said. “I missed my mark on the last lap and it cost us. Thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth for their continued support, as well as everyone that supports our race team.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2018.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 53, Wins: 12, Top 5’s: 31, Top 10’s: 35.

ON TAP: Hirst is set for the 25th Annual Trophy Cup taking place Thursday – Saturday in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports, or liking them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/. You can keep up with Kyle Hirst by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.

 

 

2018 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS Awards Banquet Set For December 8th

John Lemon OCRS PR

Tulsa Okla, (October 16, 2018) - With the ending of another racing season, attention now turns to the 2018 AMERI-FLEX / OCRS awards banquet. This years event is set for Saturday night, December 8th. The venue will once again be held at the beautiful facility of the "Signs of the Times" in downtown Sapulpa Oklahoma. Dinner will kick off the evening starting at 6pm with the awards ceremony commencing at 7pm.

Alex Sewell earned his first title with the series and will be officially honored as the 2018 champion with a slew of traditional honors being bestowed to deserving participants as well. Sewell becomes the eighth different champion of the series and the 7th in the last 8 years. There were just 3 champions from 2002 - 2012 (Sean McClelland, Mike Goodman, Jamie Passmore) until the flurry of multiple titlists began.

Event tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door however............. Attendees are "required" to notify the series of their plans to attend in order to be placed on the dinner list. This requirement is in lieu of having to purchase advanced tickets. To reserve your dinner for the evening, email the series with the total number of guests in your party that will be attending at either ocrsracing.pr@gmail.com or at sprint24@cox.net

NOTE: Emails to reserve dinner MUST be in by December 2nd as the food order must be placed to the catering company no later than December 3rd. As always, fans of the series are welcomed and encouraged to attend as the series would be honored to have you enjoy the night with us!

Door prizes will once again be a part of the festivities. Prize donations are actively being sought at this time. If you would like to make a prize donation for the awards banquet, contact Barry Grabel at 918 260.3899 or John Lemon at 918 850.5341.

Address for Signs of the Times: 18 East Hobson Ave. Sapulpa OK 74066

It is highly recommended that you arrive early as parking will be in and around the business district of the facility.

For additional information on Signs of the Times, visit their website at: signsofthetimessapulpa.com

 

 

STEWART SCORES TWO TOP-15 FINISHES AT TERRE HAUTE AND ELDORA

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 16, 2018) - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wrapped up a weekend in the Midwest on Sunday night. Friday night at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway was canceled as a result of rain but the rest of the weekend was completed as scheduled. Stewart earned a 12th-place finish Saturday at Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track and an 11th-place finish at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Sunday.

Saturday night at Terre Haute Action Track, Stewart qualified 22nd and finished fifth in his heat race after an early spin. He started 18th for the 30-lap Wabash Clash feature event and quickly moved into the top-15. The only caution of the race came out with one lap remaining and Stewart restarted 11th, before ultimately finishing 12th.

The following night, the Bixby, Okla., native qualified fourth in Flight A of time trials and finished fourth in Heat 2 at the famed Eldora Speedway. He started the 30-lap #LastCallForThemAll feature event from 15th but unfortunately slipped back as far as 21st on the start. By the halfway point of the main event, Stewart was back up to 18th. The caution was displayed on lap 21 and he restarted 16th with nine laps remaining. In the closing laps, the pilot of the Chevrolet Accessories No. 2 gained five more positions to finish 11th.

"It was nice to race close to home this weekend," said Stewart. "We have found some speed in the slick, I just need to put together a full night. I can't thank Heath [Moyle] and Jakob [Weaver] enough for all of their hard work. We've only got a handful of races left this season and I want to finish it off strong."

The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action this coming Friday, October 19 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Terre Haute Action Track DATE: October 13, 2018 QUALIFYING: 22nd HEAT RACE: 5th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 18th FEATURE FINISH: 12th

TRACK: Eldora Speedway DATE: October 14, 2018 QUALIFYING FLIGHT 1: 4th HEAT RACE: 4th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 15th FEATURE FINISH: 11th

 

 

Carolina No Bull Sprints

by Gary Troutman   owner CNBS

Sprint car racing in the Carolinas and the East coast in General .

  As you all know at this point , Sprint Cars are not for everyone . However not all Sprint car racing is the same . I'm talking about Winged Sprint Cars some of which have 1350# and 900hp, some that have 350 HP and 1575# with every combination in between . Some are National Series , some are local area Series and some are at a home track every week . What makes the difference as to what Sprint car may or may not be your type of Race car is several facts .

      Geographic location being important because what class of car as we previously discussed is in your area that is within your traveling budget .

     Another factor being your Racing Budget obviously . If money is no object , you can go big time if you have that type of talent and experienced crew . Racing in this environment with 900hp and 1300# is not for the non talented faint of heart as this can cause detrimental results to you , your fellow racers and your depleted budget .

       Then there is the 700+ hp 1350# series if your budget and Geographical area fits . Again this is not for inexperienced or non talented faint of heart racer . These car are still a serious ride and cause detrimental results  to yourself , your competitors , and your budget .

       These two previous types of Sprint cars have a good car count in some geographic areas and not so great car counts in others . This being caused by the areas popularity of Sprint's and of course there is who can afford these types of cars .

 You have to look at a class act competitive 900hp car you may need a $25,000- $70,000 engine budget and possibly multiple engines per race season . The 700hp class maybe is a more popular class in your area or nation wide if you can afford the travel cost and travel time . The racer that makes a nominal annual working wage may not be able to make the travel distance series but instead can do the local area races . Either way these cars with this type of weight to HP ratios are wild and crazy . It's been said it's the most excitement you can have with your clothes on , even if your a fan and watching .

      Moving on to the average working family man or lady that wants to race Sprint cars , a more affordable possible alternative and almost as exciting and if your geographic area is less in popularity to the Sprint type Racing is the 400-500hp Sprint class . Keep in mind that in racing terms generally Cubic inches and HP are directly relative to budget . Pick your engine budget “ $70k,$45k,$25k,$12k $8k , $4k or even less in some cases as your competitive and budget spirit allow .

     The actual Sprint car without the engine is for the most part very similar for example a rolling Sprint car with out an engine can be purchased for $2,500 and could range to a $20,000 . This will be again determined by budget and type of racing use

“ 900hp vs 450hp .

     In a personal comment , there is not any type of racing on dirt than with a Sprint car and any Sprint car is more wild , crazy and exciting regardless of the engine output .

   So with all this being said , anytime a racer has an opportunity to be in or around or even watch Sprint cars , Do not pass it up . Just my opinion , try it and you'll like it so much that other racing is not as exciting .

     Fortunately for me I've have to experience of the 700hp Sprint car , for over 20 years “Wow” . Sprint car people “ drivers , owners , ect. Are a different type of racer generally . On the track it's dog e dog but the respect to your fellow competitor was mindful . Off the track Sprint car people will do whatever they can to help you get back on the track . It's an astounding group to say the least .

    Now with this being said I now have moved away from to 700hp popular racing scene area because of retirement , age , health ect. , But Sprint car racing is now in my blood and any Sprint car racing is my fix so to speak . That's what makes me “ Me “ .

     The Carolina No Bull Sprint's “CNBS” racing Series was born and form by myself and two other real professional Sprint guys that had similar goals as myself . These goals are simple , “ Sprint car racing “ . However us three owners have all had experience in one form or another in Sprint racing .Each of us have our own expertise . From our collective experience's we had knowledge of what works and what may not . In our geographical area the not so popular Sprint car racing was kind of an unknown except for some traveling high end Sprint racing that come in the area occasionally to excited the locals . We at CNBS came to the conclusion that for Sprint racing was to be successful in the area , certain criteria had to be created . Creating a lesser expensive engine package with diversity to satisfy the racing community was important to draw other racers to Sprint cars . Every real racer wants to be in a Sprint car if they have the nerve to do so . The biggest factor to racing Sprint's or not is as previously mentioned engine cost “$70k ,$35k or $3k . Normally because of the area and budgetary concerns dictate this decision .

    As a result of all this information about Sprint car racing , here is the point . Carolina No Bull Sprint's “CNBS” made up our rules package to allow a local National series engine package , our own design Spec. Headed engine with SB Chevy and Ford , along with some crate engines and now a 5.3 LS spec. Engine . This was all to draw out racers that had some components of our spec. Engines already in there racing preview that they could build engines with . All of our engine packages are competitively comparable as we test with teching and Dyno testing .

     We have just completed our 3rd full season with all of these previously mentioned engine packages competing .there are some approximately over 30 actual Sprint cars within our 100 mile geographic racing area . When our series was formed , displeasure was expressed by the national Series . Apparently the concern was competing series seemed threatening to them   but our goal is put Sprint's car on the tracks in our area . We have no interest in threat to there series but an effort to bring  more Sprint cars to the Carolinas . So as a result there is a “ Them or Us “ type of craziness . Not by us at CNBS but by the threatened group . Some of the real racers that want race will race with both series , that's great and as it should be . However with great displeasure to the racers that do race with us if they race with them . As a result car counts locally with the series locals are minimum . Keep in mind CNBS allows all of these cars to race with us . Last year we had a end of year race that payed much more than a normal show during the season , with expectation that money would draw out the real racers to have a good count of cars to enhance Sprint car racing in our area and give the competitors a higher pay for doing do . 14 out of 30 + showed up “ What “ that's correct . This season 2018 we also had a end of season show that payed twice as much as the 2017 end of season show . 14 cars out of 30+ cars showed up . Well CNBS will be in business for a long time and we are building and growing every year . My point in all this legitimate car count  on a special high paying show where your car is legal to run and you stay home , it's your loss and your hurting your own team but it's your car , money so whatever turns you on and for whatever your principal ideals are that keep you on the porch , you are not helping the cause of moving our sport forward you are obstructing our sport . Our 2019 season will be operating in full force at several quality venues . We will have a great season of quality racing throughout the season with greater pay outs and an end of season big show God willing at the end . So race or stay home but don't backstab , complain , and ask “ Why can't we all race together “ . Go look in the mirror and you'll find the answer to that question . We at CNBS are welcoming , friendly , and as affordable as Sprint car racing can be .

   Hope to see you all in 2019 , the off season will be short and we at CNBS don't take time off , we are working for you year round . We also work for Me to monetary rewards , ask yourself who else does this . 

 

 

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Cox Racing Tabs Matt Peterson as Trophy Cup Pilot

PETERSEN MEDIA: With Justyn Cox continuing to fill in with Josh Bates Motorsports for an injured Tim Kaeding, Cox Racing has decided to continue to field the familiar No. 31c at this weekend’s 25th Annual Trophy Cup and they have named Wilton, CA driver Matt Peterson as the pilot.

“My family and I got to talking over the last week or so, and we had some different ideas and ultimately decided to go with a California driver and give back to the local pool so to speak,” Justyn Cox said. “Our team is family based and over the last couple of years Matt Peterson and his family have become like family to us and we have seen some good things on his limited schedule and we are really excited to see what he can do in our car.”

Despite a hit and