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News From The Eastern Museum Of Motor Racing Preserving America’s Motor Sports Heritage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2017

CONTACT: Frank Carelli

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing Has Busy Weekend Of Activities

York Springs, Pa. – The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will host a two-day open house on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2. The busy weekend of activities will include the dedication of the museum’s new research room.

The active weekend will commence on Saturday at 10 a.m. Local drag racing will be the main activity during Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m., attorney Bruce Shaw will lead a free seminar on collector car fraud.

Following the seminar, there will be the unveiling of new drag racing displays. The first racing machine will be Charlie Seabrook’s “Jersey Jimmy,” an Aston Martin-powered roadster. Seabrook set numerous records with this unique machine. The second display will be for driver “Pee Wee” Wallace. Wallace was an early pioneer in the NHRA Funny Car class driving cars such as the Virginian, the Alabamian, and the Black Stang.

Patti Young, from Lebanon, will be honored for her contribution to local drag racing. Young competed at the former York US30 Dragway, driving for Shaull Oldsmobile and York’s Beasley Ford.

During Saturday’s activities, there will be a memorabilia auction and an information roundtable discussion on the former York US30 Dragway.

On Sunday, the museum will open at 10 a.m. The dedication of the new Charles Rasp addition, now housing the museum’s research materials, will start at 1 p.m. Local Sprint Car star Lance Dewease will be part of the ribbon-cutting festivities.

The new addition will house the ever-growing research material donated to the museum. The museum currently has over 13,000 racing photographs in its vast collection. EMMR also has a wide range of racing programs from speedways across the United States. The new room will also house part of the museum’s race car display.

EMMR will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is a non-profit organization founded in 1975, dedicated to the preservation of America’s great motor racing history. EMMR not only honors significant people and vehicles of racing’s past; but also, the historic speedways, fairgrounds, drag racing organizations, and the Gettysburg Region Antique Auto Club of America.

For more information contact us at www.emmr.org. The museum and Latimore Valley Fairground are located at 100 Baltimore Road, off Route 15 midway between Dillsburg and York Spring. The telephone number is 717 – 528 – 8279.

 

 

Racing Continues This Friday Night at Chico

Chico, CA (March 26, 2017) …. After a 20-day absence, the sights and sounds of dirt track auto racing returns to the famed quarter-mile clay oval known as the Silver Dollar Speedway. This Friday night, March 31st, the speedway will host round number two for the traveling Civil War Sprint Car Series. Back on March 11th, Chico hosted the first Civil War race of the season and saw over 30 sprint cars compete for the win. Silver Dollar Speedway has also scheduled Friday night championship point series divisions with the IMCA Sport Mods and Street Stocks. It will mark the second point race of the year for the Sport Mods. Brian Cooper holds a slim one-point advantage over Shane Devolder and a two-point edge over Phillip Shelby. The Street Stocks raced a non-point show on March 10th with Corey Hall holding off Kevin Lesch for the win. A total of 12 cars attended the first race; however, more are expected this Friday because it is the first official point race of 2017. The pit gate will open at 4 PM while the front grandstands will open at 6 PM. Racing is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM. The adult general admission ticket will cost $17.00. On this night seniors and juniors are $14.00 with children just $6.00. Kids five and under are FREE. To avoid standing in long lines the Speedway now has an on-line purchase tickets option located at www.silverdollarspeedway.com . Fremont’s Shane Golobic won the opening round race and is considered one of the favorites heading into this Friday nights event. Golobic, the 2014 Civil War Champion, has emerged as one of the best drivers on the West Coast. Both Andy Forsberg of Auburn and Sean Becker of Roseville are two of the favorite drivers in hopes of knocking Golobic off the top spot. In fact, Becker won the opening night race of the Silver Cup, and then finished second behind Golobic on night two. Chico’s Kenny Allen, Princeton’s Mason Moore, Fresno’s Koen Shaw and Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid all add top notch teams to the nights racing program.

 

 

The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing

Perris Auto Speedway

18700 Lake Perris Drive

Perris, CA 92571

(951) 940-0134

http://perrisautospeedway.com/

For further information, contact Scott Daloisio (909) 226-7768 or mailto:racesatthepas@aol.com

For Immediate Release

MEET WORLD OF OUTLAWS GREG WILSON AT BUD’S TIRE PROS ON APRIL 3RD!

(Perris, CA, March 26, 2017) Just two days after the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series makes its lone 2017 Southern California appearance at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, race fans will get the chance to meet series regular Greg Wilson at the Bud’s Tire Pros location at 15967 Wood Road in Riverside on Monday, April 3rd, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. In addition to meeting the driver, attendees can also enter for a chance to win a set of Hercules tires.

Wilson will be signing autographs, answering question and posing for photos throughout the day. In addition, his #20w Hercules Tires sponsored 900 horsepower World of Outlaws Sprint Car will also be available for photos and for fans to get an up-close look at one of the fastest sprint cars in the country.

Greg Wilson, driver of the Hercules Tires #20w with the World of Outlaws, will be at Bud’s Tire Pros in Riverside on Monday, April 3rd. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The drawing for the tires will take place at the store at 1:00 PM on the 3rd. Fans can sign up for free when they arrive. As well as the set of Hercules Tires (maximum $400.00 value) there will be other prizes from Hercules and Bud’s that will be given away during the appearance.

Wilson, 41, who is contesting his 24th season racing sprint cars in 2017, won the “Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year” award with the World of Outlaws in 2016. The Benton Ridge, Ohio resident captured a main event win at “The Dirt Track at Charlotte” in North Carolina on his way to the prestigious rookie award. Prior to that, he won another World of Outlaws main event at the “Four Crown Nationals” at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway in 2014. Before becoming a World of Outlaws regular last year, Wilson had already won more than 100 sprint car main events in the Midwest and was a two-time (2006 and 2007) champion with the All-Star Circuit of Champions.

As well as the autograph & photo session and giveaways, KOLA 99.9 FM will be on site broadcasting live with longtime, popular So Cal DJ Vic Slick.

Bud’s Tire Pros has been proudly serving the Riverside, Moreno Valley communities for 20 years now. From their three locations, their knowledgeable and friendly staff of automotive professionals are committed to providing you with a first-class experience for you and your vehicle. Bud’s serves customers from Riverside, Moreno Valley, Corona and surrounding areas. For more information on Bud’s Tire Pros, please click on the following link: http://www.budstirepros.com/

Fans who purchase reserved seat tickets in advance to the “SoCal Showdown” will receive a free “World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass.” The fan pit pass will allow the spectators to get up close to the WoO’s to take photos, meet the drivers, get autographs and purchase merchandise straight from their favorite teams. Advance tickets are available 24-hours a day at the following link: http://www.woosprint.com/perris-auto-speedway or by calling at 1-844-347-8849. For those who do not wish to purchase advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on the night of the race.

The complete 2017 Perris Auto Speedway schedule is at the end of this release.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Green Sheet, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K&N Engineering, Luke’s Transmission, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News, Vista Paint and Weedmaps.

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.

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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 located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (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.

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

2016-2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

April 1st "SO CAL SHOWDOWN” WORLD OF OUTLAWS, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

April 8th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

April 29th LKQ PICK YOUR PART PRESENTS NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

May 13th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and CDCRA Dwarf Cars

May 20th LKQ PICK YOUR PART PRESENTS NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing and Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

May 27th "SALUTE TO INDY " USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns and California Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars, "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

June 3rd PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

June 24th USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

July 1st 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS

LKQ PICK YOUR PART PRESENTS NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts "Power of Purple Night" Benefiting the City of Perris Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

July 15th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

July 22rd USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, PAS Young Guns

July 29th LKQ PICK YOUR PART PRESENTS NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

August 19th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

August 26th "CALIFORNIA RACERS HALL OF FAME NIGHT" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns, California Lightning Sprint Cars

September 2nd LKQ PICK YOUR PART PRESENTS NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION - Demo Cross, Figure 8's, Figure 8 Trailer Racing, Spectator Racing, Formula-X Autocross & CrossKarts

September 9th PASSCAR SERIES - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks, Modifieds

September 23rd "GLENN HOWARD CLASSIC" USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 7th - 15th Southern California Fair

October 21st USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Guns

October 28th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 10th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

November 11th Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction"

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

$15k to Win NCRA Sprint “Air Capital Shootout” Rescheduled!

Park City, Kansas – March 25, 2017 - What greeted the close to sixty drivers in the pit area and fans who had gathered two hours before race time with blue skies on Friday quickly went miserable as Mother Nature proved to be too much in washing out the seventh annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” weekend and the season opener for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas.

This event has now been rescheduled for Friday and Saturday night, April 28-29, 2017 and will still pay the advertised purse and award the Saturday night championship feature winner $15,000; $1000 just to start the feature. Friday night’s show will remain a $1500 to win event and still have no bearing on Saturday night’s program.

The NCRA sprint car division will try once again to open their 2017 campaign on Saturday night, April 15, at 81 Speedway and pay $3000 and $300 to start as part of the tracks “Spring Classic.”

More details on the above series sprint car events or series questions in general can be answered by calling the series office (316) 755-1781. Learn more about the National Championship Racing Association on their official website www.racencra.com and their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

 

 

Veal Wins The Battle, Milburn Wins The War – Just!

The Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series came to a thrilling conclusion with the incumbent points leader, Brett Milburn was forced to come via the B-Main in the Series finale, before claiming the 2016-17 Crown by just 9 points or one A-Main position after an enthralling night of racing.

The 30 lap A-Main event was won by Jamie Veal who ran the Premier Speedway wall to perfection before switching to a preferred low line groove in the second half of the final, holding of a determined Grant Anderson, who once again showed why he is regarded as a genuine star of the Sprintcar division, especially on a slick and smooth surface such as that laid down tonight at Sungold Stadium.

Darren Mollenoyux’s amazing run of form continued with yet another impressive drive, finishing third, with Jack Lee also producing a strong night at the office with a fourth-place finish.

Amazingly the top four drivers were all out of contention for the Eureka Series Championship, so when Tim Van Ginneken appeared in fifth and needing to finish seven positions clear of Milburn to snatch the Championship be one single point, the head count was on in earnest.

With Milburn, having started from position 14 on the grid and Van Ginneken from 10, it was Van Ginneken who had to try and run and hide and to a degree he did, making his way to fifth by mid race distance, but once he reached that point, the margin between he and fourth placed Jack Lee barely changed.

So, with Veal and Anderson continuing to slice their way through lap traffic, it was Veal who held sway at the fall of the checkered flag leading home Anderson and Mollenoyux, with Lee and Van Ginneken rounding out the top five.

Young South Aussie Jake Tranter impressed as he finished in sixth, while Corey McCullagh would once again claim a top ten finish, with a seventh place run ahead of fellow top ten finishers Ian Loudoun, David Murcott and Brayden Parr.

Brett Milburn was officially credited with 11th, being enough to clinch the Eureka Series, while Tim Rankin 12th, Glen Sutherland 13th, Rusty Hickman 14th, Daniel Sayre 15th, Charles Hunter 16th, Jacob Smith 17th and Tim Hutchins 18th rounded out the field.

The B-Main was won by Ian Loudoun from Milburn, Jacob Smith, Daniel Sayre, David Murcott and Rusty Hickman, while the last chance C-Main went to Chad Ely from Adam King, James Gardiner and Jordyn Charge.

Earlier in the night some the heat racing certainly treated the fans on the hill, with heat wins going to Grant Anderson, Jamie Veal, Brayden Parr, Darren Mollenoyux, Daniel Sayre, Eddie Lumbar and Corey McCullagh while Mollenoyux backed up his earlier heat win with another in the final heat of the night.

Eureka Garages and Sheds Top Ten (Final Standings):

1. V68 Brett Milburn 4530 points. 2. V36 Tim Van Ginneken 4521 points. 3. V90 Corey McCullagh 4352 points. 4. V77 Brayden Parr 4248 points. 5. S20 Glen Sutherland 4137 points. 6. V17 Dennis Jones 3717 points. 7. V72 Jacob Smith 3458 points. 8. V84 Sam Wren 3413 points. 9. V88 David Murcott 3346 points. 10. V73 Charles Hunter 3293 points.

The Wingless Sprints were also a part of a huge night of racing and Luke Weel (V28) totally outclassed the A-Main field to record a runaway win, to not only collect the round win but also claim the Super Series Crown for 2016-17.

Weel’s win cam ahead of Geoff Cook (V95) and Warwick Taylor (V40) who also impressed many with his charge from position 11 on the grid.

The top three were followed by Daniel Storer (V43), and Peter Logue (V98) with the top ten be rounded out by Carly Walsh (V4), Nikki Briton who made the haul from Sydney in the N6 entry, the V33 of Luke Storer, Jason Langdon in the V78 who like Briton qualified for the A-Main via one of two B-Mains, with the top ten rounded out by Bhoe Paterson (V45) who claimed the final B-Main transfer spot to start from position 20 before charging through the pack.

The Wingless Sprint heat race winners were Luke Storer (V33), Robert Heard (S57), Luke Weel (V28), Marcus Green (V61), Travis Millar (V2), Rhys Baxter (V81), Luke Weel (V28) and Geoff Cook (V95).

The Wingless Sprint B-Mains were taken out by Jason Langdon (V78) and Nikki Briton.

The next event at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool is Night 3 of the Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail on Sunday April 16, featuring the Super Rod Cup and a Massive Fireworks Display.

 

 

Must See Racing PR

HOLLY, Mich. -- Former Hickory Motor Speedway winner and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom will head back south and try to duplicate his past success during the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season-opening Southern Shootout on April 21-22.

The Southern Shootout will pit the new Must See South division against teams from the Must See North division and across the country, with the North taking on the South and the 410s doing battle against the 306s.

Must See Racing's 2017 season opens at Anderson (S.C.) Motor Speedway on April 21 and moves to Hickory the following night.

Bloom will roll out a brand-new car at this year's season-opening weekend, as he looks to score his second-career series victory and defend his performance in the inaugural MSR visit to Hickory, which he won in April of 2015.

The long-time veteran's participation in asphalt sprint car racing and with Must See Racing this season will be of significant importance, marking Bloom's 51st consecutive year competing in motorsports.

He is a three-time champion of the Pay Less Little 500 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway, winning the crown jewel of non-winged sprint car racing in 1972, 1977 and most recently in 1991.

Bloom has also won in the USAC Silver Crown, USAC National Sprint Car and USAC Stock Car divisions, and was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame's Class of 2013.

"Jeff Bloom is one of the most well-known and well-respected drivers in our entire sport," said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. "He is a valued supporter of our series and a treasure in multiple ways, as well as a very fierce competitor that still has the same fire today that he had in the early years of his career. It's going to be interesting to see how he runs with his new car and we look forward to seeing him chase another victory with us this year."

The April weekend will mark the fourth time that Must See Racing has competed in the Carolinas.

In addition to Bloom, NASCAR modified champion Bobby Santos III, two-time MSR champion Jimmy McCune, ISMA and MSA supermodified veteran Charlie Schultz and former RaceSaver Sprint Car champion Tony Grams are among the early pre-entries for the two-day weekend.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (March 24, 2017) - Dirt track racing returns to Berlin Raceway this year in spectacular fashion with the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP ready to write an exciting new chapter in the track’s storied 67-year history.

SOD will bring the curtain down on its 2017 season at Berlin on September 30th. Early plans call for a 22-car field, thirty lap feature paying $2,500 to win and $400 to start. This will be SOD’s third race at Berlin with previous appearances in 2013 and 2014.

Berlin Raceway’s mystique and SOD viewed as the nation’s most progressive and talked-about regional sprint car series promise to make the race an event fans won’t want to miss. T. J. Bufferbarger (www.tjslideways.com) wrote: “With Berlin’s rich history combined with state of the art amenities for race fans, Michigan sprint car racing can end its season at the state’s nicest facility for short track racing. This is a win/win for everyone involved and a welcome addition to my schedule for the 2017 season.”

When it comes to oval track racing in Michigan, Berlin Raceway’s story is right at the top. In 1951, Chester Mysliwiec and family started a racing tradition which he called Berlin Raceway, an oval dirt track located within the Berlin Fairgrounds. 1966 saw the track paved as a 7/16 mile asphalt oval track. In 2012, Berlin Raceway returned to its roots, covering the asphalt with clay and turning the track into a dirt track for the month of September. In 2013, 2014, and 2015, Berlin Raceway again hosted September dirt track racing.

Get to know Berlin Raceway at www.berlinraceway.com. Follow Berlin Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wherespeedbelongs.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products, and XYZ Machining. In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 


 

Klint Simpson Looks To Continue Momentum At Petaluma Opener

By Ben Deatherage

Santa Rosa, California- The last few weeks have been quite incredible for Klint Simpson and his supporters. The Santa Rosa chauffeur has managed to place two consecutive top five finishes in his last two efforts in two completely different divisions.

“We’ve had a really good year so far,” commented Simpson, “my team has a no quiet attitude in them and we seem to always bounce back even if we have a rough start to the night.”

Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway would be host of the annual Silver Cup on Saturday, March 11th. Simpson would compete in the Joe Hunt Wingless Sprint Series portion of the event piloting the Dave Johnson owned Ram Bull Racing/Johnson Custom Machine/Main Machine #32B Eagle. The Clayton, California based team would struggle in qualifying and suffered a flat right rear tire while leading the heat race. But the heat race effort was good enough to lock Klint into the dash in which he would finish second.

The result would put him on the outside front row of the feature. Simpson would end the evening in the same position he started. The runner-up finish was a good one considering how rough the night started.

“We’ve been really fast but it seems like we can’t put a whole night together. We got behind the eight ball early in qualifying but no one ever gave up.”

The following weekend Klint Simpson would hop in the Lattin & Paul Racing/Hay Fever/DirtBunnies Clothing Co. #84DB QRC at the prestigious West Coast Nationals in Red Bluff, California for Kart owners Eli Lattin and Jason Paul. Simpson would have a rough go around in his first of two heat races on Saturday the 18th. Coming to the checkered flag Klint would get caught in a tangle resulting him in flipping down the front straightaway ending up fifth. He would replace the rear end just in time for his second heat. His performance in the second heat race would be a second-place result.

“Getting out to the second heat was huge. If we hadn’t we would have been buried deep and would have had to come from the F or E Main.”

With a fifth and second place results in heat race competition it was enough to put Simpson in the B Main on Sunday the 19th. With only the top six finishers moving on to the big dance Klint managed to cross the wire in fifth. It would line him up fifteenth in the starting grid. The first half of the race he would hang back but around the halfway mark progress was made and he avoided all of the carnage to climb up the running order. When the checkered flag dropped Klint Simpson would make the podium with his third-place finish.

“I couldn’t believe how well we did on Sunday. We had to really fight to get into the feature but once we were in the main it was all about keeping our nose clean. Towards the end the car was really fast and I was hoping for a few more laps.”

Klint Simpson will be ultra-busy this Saturday, March 25th, at Petaluma Speedway for the 2017 Season Opener. He will be back behind the wheel of the Dave Johnson #32B Eagle for Wingless competition where he is the two-time defending track champion. Klint also will be driving the Trackmagic Racing #101 Winged 360 Sprint entry for Pacifica car owner Kirk Edison. Be sure and go to http://www.facebook.com and click “Like” on Simpson Motorsports to stay up to date.

 

 

Bellm Moves on to Moberly after Solid ASCS Opener at Devil’s Bowl

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (March 24, 2017) – Kyle Bellm opened another full year of competition on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in solid form with a pair of twelfth-place finishes aboard the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car at last weekend’s 44 th Annual Devil’s Bowl Speedway Spring Nationals in Mesquite, TX.

Series action continues in Bellm’s native Show-Me State with Sunday’s card at Moberly’s Randolph County Raceway.

“It was a good weekend of racing,” Bellm said of last weekend’s opener at Devil’s Bowl.

Although, it didn’t necessarily start on a positive note for the driver of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry.

“We drew terrible,” Bellm said of the pill that put him at the tail of Friday’s fifth heat race among a field of nearly 50 entries.

Bellm picked up a pair of positions in his heat and then another one in his qualifier to land the fourth starting position in the “B” Main, from which he transferred on to the feature aboard the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions machine.

Starting from 21st, Bellm worked his way forward to a 12th-place finish. “We fought our way forward, we were really good in the feature,” Bellm said of the night.

A runner-up heat race finish and then third-place qualifier finish made it easier for Bellm and the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care entry on Saturday by earning a 15th-starting position for the Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals finale.

Bellm ultimately finished out the weekend with another 12th-place run in the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/The Engine Heater entry.

“It just took us a little too long to get going,” Bellm said of the Saturday night feature run before picking off three positions on the final restart to finish out the weekend. “I just needed another yellow or two or to have found my line a little sooner.”

With a solid Devil’s Bowl weekend that puts him among the top ten in early Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points, series action continues Sunday at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, MO.

Bellm’s most recent run at Randolph County Raceway resulted in a runner-up finish in Regional action last July.

2017 Quick Stats: 2 races, 2 twelfth-place finishes.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Moberly, Missouri’s Randolph County Raceway on Sunday, March 26.

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.

 

Aaron Reutzel

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Aaron Reutzel closed out the opening weekend of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour with a strong sixth-place finish in the 44th edition of Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s “Spring Nationals” last weekend in Mesquite, TX.

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action continues for Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team this Sunday night at Moberly, Missouri’s Randolph County Raceway after the $15,000-to-win NCRA Air Capital Shootout at 81 Speedway near Wichita, KS, on Friday and Saturday.

Reutzel’s bid for a second Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour title in three years got off to a rough start after he missed the feature cut in last Friday’s prelim.

“It was fairly typical Devil’s Bowl,” Reutzel says. “We drew bad and then it was one lane in the heat race, we just passed one car.”

The run through the “B” didn’t work out either for the driver of the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry. “We were up to fifth, then the motor didn’t seem right so we called it a night.”

With a rough opening night at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in the books, Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited team bounced back in strong form with an impressive Saturday night.

“It was a lot racier track, we went from eighth to fourth in the heat race and then won our qualifier from fourth,” Reutzel recalls.

From there, Reutzel started the feature in seventh and ultimately finished out the weekend sixth aboard the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration entry.

“We were good in the feature, just not good enough to drive by people,” Reutzel says. “It was a step in the right direction though, it’s better than we have been there in the past.”

Reutzel sets his sights on some big money with a return to Kansas’ 81 Speedway this weekend. It’s a place that he has been to only once when he stormed to victory lane in Regional competition in June of 2014.

“We were really good there, we can just hope for more of the same,” Reutzel says.

Sunday’s ASCS outing at Moberly’s Randolph County Raceway marks his first visit to the Missouri oval.

2017 Quick Stats: 18 races, 3 top-tens

Up Next: NCRA Air Capital Shootout at 81 Speedway on Friday and Saturday and then Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour action at Moberly, Missouri’s Randolph County Raceway on Sunday.

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.

 

 

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main Title Sponsor with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

SYRACUSE, NY – Lonnie Lacaillade is not only a fan of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) but also a big supporter. For the sixth consecutive season, each B-Main winner will receive and extra $50 cash thanks to Lacaillade Masonry.

Lacaillade Masonry has been seen on cars of Anthony Cain as well as two-time ESS champion and Hall of Famer Lance Yonge. Lacaillade has also spent some time behind the wheel of a sprint car himself enjoying the sport he loves to support.

Lacaillade Masonry is located in Huntington, Vermont, established in 1976 and are a masonry specialist that offers stone walls, tuckpointing and more. You can contact them for all your masonry needs at (802) 434-5151.

The 35th season for the Lucas Oil sponsored tour kicks off April 8th with the annual $2500 to win Spring Showdown at the Selinsgrove Speedway and then on April 21st the battle for the 2017 Tour Championship begins at the Outlaw Speedway. The ESS sanctioned full point opener will pay a hefty $3,000 to win.

The return of Lacaillade Masonry and the Lucas Oil ESS traveling road show has been excitement guaranteed for 35 consecutive years!! The tradition continues.



For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints:
Web: www.empiresupersprints.com
Twitter: @ESSprints

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, Scorpion Security Products, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Scelzi Charges From 22nd to 12th at Thunderbowl With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 23, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi was a man on a mission last Friday during the opening round of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Scelzi opened the two-day event on Friday by qualifying 20th quickest in his Roth Motorsports supported, family owned ride.

"I didn't put down the best lap in qualifying, but we still ended up 20 th," he said. "On the first lap in the heat race a guy in front of me spun and it knocked the jacob's ladder out. We were still able to run sixth and almost had a transfer so we felt pretty good."

Scelzi's sixth-place result in the heat race missed a lock-in spot to the main event by only one position. That sent him to the Last Chance Showdown, in which a runner-up result transferred Scelzi into the back of the main event.

"We methodically made our way through and were able to come away with a 12 th-place finish," he said. "The track was hooked up and rough and hard to pass so it was good to make that many passes. We had a great race car. I could make the top, bottom and middle work. If guys were running the bottom I could pass on the top and if they were on the top I could pass through the middle."

Scelzi charged from 22nd to the 12th-place result, which was the second-most cars any driver passed and it marked his best-ever finish with the World of Outlaws at Thunderbowl Raceway. Here is a link to watch the feature: https://youtu.be/n29Nf6B2vTo.

The event concluded on Saturday when Scelzi timed in 19th quickest during qualifying before he advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race. That started him on the inside of the eighth row for the main event.

"We got up to 14th and there was a caution," he said. "Being on the outside I could run the middle for a couple of laps and picked up some positions. I quickly got to 10th and we had a yellow flag. The leader chose the outside lane so I had to go to the inside. I went into turn one and hit a hole on the bottom and lost two or three spots. Then I got to racing with a guy and we made contact. It was a racing deal and I ended up with a folded front end."

Scelzi was in contention for a top 10 before the incident ended his night early. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/bCS8O7NBbH0.

He is scheduled to compete this Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws. He has won a pair of King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series races at the track, including his first ever in 2013.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 17 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 12 (22).

March 18 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 25 (15).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout 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 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, Panella Trucking, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Carlucci Transport, Roth Motorsports, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, Sparco, Simpson Race Products, Worldwide Bearings, Blast Tech, K&N Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Meridian Steel, Kenny's Components, Lincoln Auto Auction, Auto Meter, Allstar Performance, DJS Safe Seats, Arctic Cat and Southern Pacific Farms for their continued support.

 

LARSON MARKS RACING CONTINUES THE WEST COAST SWING IN STOCKTON
STOCKTON SHOOTOUT:

Shane Stewart and his No. 2 Larson Marks Racing team will continue their West Coast stretch Saturday night at The Stockton Dirt Track. Originally scheduled for two nights of racing, the FVP Western Spring Shootout was cut down to just one night due to weather.

STEWART AT STOCKTON: In the last two seasons at Stockton, Stewart has earned four top-10 finishes in as many races. In 2015, he was involved in one of the closest finishes in series history, but ultimately finished in the runner-up position.

GAINING GROUND: In the last six races, Stewart has earned one fast-time, two heat race wins, three dash wins, two top-fives, and six top-10 finishes. Those results have advanced the team from 14th in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship standings to fifth, currently 110 points out of the lead.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Series driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Larson will be competing in the and NMECS race this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway and Marks will be competing in the 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Speedway.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Bob Curtis of Warrensburg, Mo., with Andrew Seamans from Syracuse, N.Y., and Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday night's race at the Stockton Dirt Track, Larson Marks Racing will next compete at the Short Track Outlaw Showdown at Placerville Speedway on Wedneday, March 29.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

STATS:
RACES: 10 FAST TIME: 1
WINS: 0 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 2
TOP-10 FINISHES: 7

 

 

Helms Excited for Weekend at Attica Raceway Park and Mansfield Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FINDLAY, Ohio (March 23, 2017) - Caleb Helms will return to action this weekend in his home state of Ohio where he will tackle the season openers at Attica Raceway Park in Attica on Friday and Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield on Saturday.

"We had some really good speed and were able to be competitive down at Volusia (last month)," he said. "It's good to be back behind the wheel and hopefully keep the momentum up."

Helms recorded his career-best finish at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., in February with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and he's looking for similar success this weekend.

"We want to prepare for a full season of putting ourselves in a position to be competitive and consistent," he said. "That's pretty big for us in 2017."

On Friday, Helms will make the short drive to the third-mile Attica Raceway Park.

"I've got a lot of laps logged at Attica," he said. "I'm hoping for a top five and if we can put ourselves in a top-five position, then hopefully we can be there at the end to win it."

Helms will wrap up the weekend at Mansfield Motor Speedway, which originated and operated as a dirt track for decades before being converted into an asphalt track in 1999. However, the track's management and promoters have returned the track to its roots, converting it back to a 3/8-mile dirt track.

"I'm excited about what they're doing and to have Mansfield as another dirt track around Ohio," Helms said. "My dad raced there when it was a dirt track and said how awesome of a track it is, so I'm excited to race on it as well."

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://HelmsRacing40.wix.com/HelmsRacing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Caleb_Helms40

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Helms.Motorsports

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Big Jerk: Premium, Gourmet Jerky With Attitude

Big Jerk has gourmet jerky flavors for all tastes, from bacon pork jerky to beef jerky with face-kicking heat. For more information, visit http://www.BigJerk.com.

"We're excited to have Big Jerk jerky as part of our team this year," Helms said. "Their jerky is second to none."

Helms would also like to thank Helms Construction Inc., Helms and Sons Excavating, Ferguson and Tommy Tire for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Nets Hard Charger Award and Extends Top-10 Streak at Devil's Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (March 23, 2017) - The top-10 streak at Devil's Bowl Speedway is now up to 13 consecutive seasons for Travis Rilat, who rallied from a B Main to capture a top-10 result last Friday during the opening round of the 44th annual Spring Nationals.

"We had a high draw and weren't able to advance many positions in the heat race or qualifier so that gave us a challenge, but I knew after winning that B Main that we had a great car," he said.

Rilat kicked off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader on Friday by advancing from seventh to fifth place in a heat race and from 10 th to eighth place in a qualifier. That relegated him to a B Main, which he maneuvered from third to win and lock into the 18 th starting position in the main event.

"We made our way up there pretty quickly," he said. "The top was the preferred lane so we gained some spots on the start and then kept picking them off. By the time we got into the top 10 cars were strung out pretty good so it was tough to move forward much further."

Rilat powered from 18th to a ninth-place result, which garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

Unfortunately, another bad pill draw on Saturday once again put Rilat behind the eight ball. He finished where he started - seventh - in a heat race before rallying from 10th to seventh in a B Main.

"We certainly didn't end the weekend the way we wanted, but not every race will go your way," he said. "I'm glad we were able to have the strong finish on Friday in front of our home fans and family."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 5 (7); Qualifier: 8 (10); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 9 (18).

March 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 7 (10).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - MDS Boring & Drilling

MDS Boring & Drilling is located in Houston, Texas, and has been one of the leading road boring contractors in the pipeline industry for more than 35 years. For more information, visit http://www.MDSDrilling.com.

"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 Worfe Chevrolet, Shop the BOSS, Shark Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning for their continued support.

 

 

Mingus Ready to Debut Improved Team Friday at Attica Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - HURON, Ohio (March 23, 2017) - Although last year was his first year on dirt, Kevin Mingus views the upcoming season his rookie year as he will no longer split time between a 305ci winged sprint car on dirt and a pavement late model.

The focus is dirt this year and Mingus can hardly contain his excitement to start the season this Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.

"This is my 13th season overall, but realistically my first full year on dirt," he said. "Last year we had about 22 races scheduled for the late model and 15 for the sprint car and we lost quite a few to rain. This year we have 45 scheduled for the sprint car. It's the most races ever for me.

"We really didn't get a lot of time in the sprint car. In asphalt racing you get two sets of hot laps, qualifying, 10-lap heats and a feature. You get a lot more time to adjust on the car. With the dirt deal you get a couple of laps of hot laps, an eight-lap heat and a 10-lap B Main. You get less than 25 laps unless you make the A Main. It did give me and Kurt (Huber, the team owner) a chance to work on communication and learn setups."

Over the winter Mingus and the Kurt Huber Racing/Kevin Mingus Motorsports team worked to improve the equipment, including a newer chassis and engine.

"While things like reaction time can carry over to the dirt the rest is completely new to me," Mingus said. "Heck, I had to learn the whole tear-off deal. And everything is either new or different on the car this year. But I think I learned how to communicate with Kurt on what I'm feeling and that will be a huge help. All the tools are there for us this year. We just need to put it in the right order. Hopefully all the hard work pays off and by the time we get to June we're making the A Main on a consistent basis."

Mingus knows he will learn a lot this year and appreciates the hard work his team has put in this winter.

"Look at those national power rankings and most of the top drivers compete at Attica and Fremont (Speedway in Fremont, Ohio) each week," he said. "I learned so much just watching them last year."

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-Mingus-Motorsports-149334941749104

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Huber Machine Werx

Huber Machine Werx, which is based in Vermillion, Ohio, and is owned by Kurt and Martha Huber (Kurt is a former sprint car driver), does machining work for small companies.

"Kurt and all the guys on the team have put in a tremendous amount of time this winter and they will all season," Mingus said. "We all work regular jobs during the week and then spend evenings in the shop and weekends at the track. No one gets paid. They do it because they love the sport and love being a part of it and we try to make it fun. I'm a little in shock that we are ready to go racing already and that all these people believe in me. I can't thank them all enough."

Mingus would also like to thank DB3 Imaging, Mid-America Chemical Corporation, Jamie and Austin Neel, Hillbilly Rod Shop, Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental and FK Rod Ends for their continued support.

 

 

TBJ Promotions Announces 2nd annual Midget Round Up Will Pay $2,000 to Win Each Night for POWRi West vs. RMMRA

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (March 23, 2017) - TBJ Promotions is excited to announce that the Midget Round Up will return for a second straight season and will offer even more incentive in 2017.

The marquee midget and micro sprint event will be held May 27-28, which is the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan.

"We worked on a lot of different things from last year after having such a successful event," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "We worked closely with the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau to reach another agreement to put on the 2nd annual Midget Round Up that will pay $2,000 to win each night for the midgets in a POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series vs the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association."

Additionally, the non-wing micro main event will pay $1,000 to win each night and the Colorado Lightning Sprints will also be competing both nights.

"A lot of great people have returned or come on board as sponsors," Bruce Jr. said. "I want to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Mid-America Millwright, The Tunnel Car Wash, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Driven Midwest and Maupin's Truck Service for their support."

The event festivities begin on May 26 when Jax Sports Grille in Garden City will host a Friday evening pre-race party.

Event start times, pre-sale tickets and additional info about the 2 nd annual Midget Round Up will be released in the near future.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions is in its ninth year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event this year is the 2nd annual Midget Round Up, which is May 27-28 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Prestige Pool & Spa partners with the Patriot Sprint Tour for the 2017 season

Contact: Paul Harkenrider

PST Media

(Sodus, NY) With less than a month away from the Outlaw Spring Nationals, Prestige Pool & Spa of Oneida, NY is ready to make a big splash this summer for central New York residents by becoming a marketing partner with the Patriot Sprint Tour for the 2017 season.

Frank Connelly, crewman of the Pete Richardson 67R, is going out on his own to better serve all of his customers who have come to know him over the last two decades.

Prestige Pool & Spa serves the Central New York region, offering a variety of maintenance schedules for pools and spas. They also offer full repair services with a tech who has over 25 years of experience.

Prestige sells top quality ‘Made in the USA’ spas along with some of the best brand of pools. Its showroom is in the works, but you can still give them a call and they will deliver all of your chemicals and supplies to make your summer a great one!

You can give them a call at either (315) 264-8571 or (315) 723-7564 to get on the list for Spring pool & spa openings!

As mentioned earlier, we are just under a month away from the start of the 2017 Patriot Sprint Tour season which begins at the Outlaw Speedway part of the Outlaw Spring Nationals on Friday, April 21. That will begin the points championship for the American tour, then the following evening, April 22nd, we cross the border to Ontario at the Merrittville Speedway to start our Canadian Points Championship. Jared Zimbardi of Bradford, PA became our grand champion last season capturing both series point titles.

Fans are encouraged to follow all PST media outlets (facebook, Instagram, twitter), for up to minute announcements for the entire 2017 season. You can also visit www.patriotsprinttour.com.

 

 

New Year, New Number, New Opportunities for Tyler Bear in 2017

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

ELLIOTTSBURG, Pa. (March 23, 2017) - After some snow filled weekends, everyone is chomping at the bit to get back to the track - but maybe no one is as anxious as Tyler Bear.

Bear has partnered with Iowa located car owner Mike VanderEcken for the 2017 season and will run Port Royal Speedway frequently while making trips to the famed Knoxville Raceway as time permits. Bear will pilot the #10 car both locally in Pennsylvania and out west at Knoxville. While the car number will be the same, the actual cars will be different.

"At home I'll still be running my own equipment for the most part, just putting Mike's #10 on the car,” Bear said. VanderEcken has a separate car to work with in Iowa. "Honestly, I'm so excited for this season. Mike and I hit it off right away. We get along great and I can't wait to get out there to work with him."

Although there is no set schedule for Bear at Knoxville, he plans on running as much as possible in preparation before the 57th Annual 5-hour Energy Knoxville Nationals in August.

"I went to Knoxville last year as a spectator and knew I wanted compete in the event at some point. I just never imagined I would get to do it so early in my career. It's going to be a learning curve, but I couldn't be more ready to run at the Nationals. I can't thank Mike enough for this opportunity," Bear said.

Bear plans on opening his 2017 season this Saturday at Port Royal Speedway and was quick to thank his sponsors: VFW Post 34, VanderEcken Motorsports, Bossinger's Firewood and Lumber, Perry Auto Collision, Sections Salon, Justin Snyder Racing, Fultz Excavating and Beerhill Gang.

Bear referred to these partners as family rather than sponsors and is thankful for each and every one of them that help him get his car to the track on a weekly basis.

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / corini.anthony@yahoo.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

Caleb Martin – Familiar Battleground This Saturday!

(Bill W) March 23, 2017 – Caleb Martin and the AmeriMex Motor and Controls #51 team are heading to familiar ground this Saturday night as the ASCS-Gulf South region hits Battleground Speedway near Highlands, Texas. The Angleton, Texas driver shook down his new sprinter last weekend at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series. He gained speed as the weekend went on, thanks to Hall of Fame driver, Gary Wright, who lent a hand on the wrenches.

Another racetrack was lost this offseason, making this Saturday’s show at Battleground the only one for the series this weekend. “They closed the track in Beaumont (Golden Triangle Raceway Park), so that takes about four races away from the series and from our schedule,” says Caleb. “That leaves seventeen shows for the Gulf South series plus what we do in the micro. But we’re looking forward to getting to Highlands Saturday.”

With over 130 feature wins, most notably in the micros, Caleb will be on familiar turf Saturday. “I’ve had some of my best finishes there in a sprint car,” he says. “I came close to winning my first ASCS race there two years ago, our first in a (360) sprint car. I started sixth, and was able to get by Travis Rilat up to second behind John Carney. They had a yellow with three to go. I hit a rut on the restart in turn one and bicycled it. I hit the wall and flipped. I was running him down, so that was a little disappointing.”

He had some things to shake out last weekend at Devil’s Bowl. “It’s a brand new car,” says Caleb. “Friday was our first night out on it. It was a lot different than the 2014 Maxim we had. We battled a tight condition all weekend. Once I drew (Friday), I knew it might be a tough night. Even Gary was saying we’d need someone in front of us to have problems. It was just really heavy and follow the leader.”

Caleb chalked Saturday up to a night of learning, and the team gained speed in the finale. “Saturday, we got it going,” he says. “We were able to get up to second in the heat race (after starting fourth). Unfortunately, with two laps to go, Seth Bergman really stuck the bottom to get by me and Blake Hahn followed him through. Otherwise, we would have been close to getting in the feature.”

As it was, track position plagued him again. “We were kind of stuck in the back of the Qualifier and the B,” says Caleb. “In the B, there were a lot of good drivers in front of me. Even though we gained ground, it wasn’t going to be enough. I’m really looking forward to getting back to some familiar ground this Saturday though.”

Caleb says having a Hall of Famer in the pit area is always a valuable asset. “Gary was a big help for us last weekend,” he says. “He’s going to help us up at Texas Motor Speedway (April 7 and 8), and hopefully, he can help us a few more times this year. He’s really a good help for me.”

Caleb on the Web

Be sure to keep up with Caleb at his website: www.CalebMartin.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8350693

Caleb’s Weekly Releases

If you’d like to be added to Josh’s e-mail list for weekly releases, e-mail sprntcar@hotmail.com with “Caleb” in the Subject Line.

Caleb would like to thank his primary partner, Amerimex and Controls, LLC of Houston, Texas, his associate partner Stran Technologies, and product sponsors, Simpson Racing Products, HRP Wings and Maxim Chassis. .

 

 

10 seasons strong

After celebrating 10 seasons the year was culminated by a formal Awards night and with a capacity crowd it just highlighted how successful the season had been. Even though it was the 10th season it was also a season of ‘firsts’ for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series again creating history. It was the first time brothers have stood on the podium together and the first time two sets of brothers raced together in an A Main (Paul & Chris Solomon and Brad & Anthony Foster), also the first time we have had brothers share the honours of winning the Series Championship again proving the strong family influence within the All Stars. The First time we have run a $10K to win show and the first time we have run a double header weekend competing at Adelaide Motorsport Park and Sunline Speedway, Waikerie both tracks being for the first time. With most of the ‘firsts’ covered below sums up very briefly other achievements over the 11 round (16 week) season.

• Announced the 10th different Series Champion in 10 seasons. • 62 competitors competed this season in the series with 20 of those being new to it. • Over 8,000ks travelled based out of Melbourne. • $112,000 in prize money & $26,000 in Contingency prizes. • Ran the richest 360 A Main event in Australia with a payout of $27K. • The 7th $10,000 to win Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers All Star Challenge was won by Cory Eliason in the Adam Curry owned USA 00. • Unfortunately, the 7th Tyson Perez Memorial was beaten by weather early in the night. Travis Rilat again travelled over from the States for a washout. • 9 different race tracks. • 10 different A Main winners. • 25 different Heat winners. • 9 different Oval Express Magazine Quick Time winners. • Announced the 2ndJSR King of the River mini-series winner paying out a $2000 bonus. • 300 Frisbees thrown into the crowd & bags & bags of giveaways for the kids. • $650 donated to the Safe Steps Domestic Violence foundation. • All Star Legend Phil Lock won his 8th Drivers Driver Award. What a brilliant tribute to collect 8 of these awards out of 10 seasons! • Inducted the 9th member into the Hall of Fame. • Series mascot ‘Snowman’ somehow managed to survive his 9th season with the help of lots of superglue • And as always smiles, laughter, new friends, too many cans and of course a few tears!

“To say we are proud of our achievements this past season is an understatement. We all worked hard to recognise this milestone achievement and we believe that we have continued to lift our image and professionalism but also managed to maintain the ‘All Star family fun’ image which is very important to us. Thanks to those that shared it with us and roll on next season which by the way will start in about 7 months!!” Mandy Searle tells us.

 

 

Kaley Gharst – 81 Speedway Up Next!

(Bill W) March 22, 2017 – Kaley Gharst and the Sandvig #7 team knocked the rust off with a trip to Texas last weekend’s Spring Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite featuring the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series. Though the majority of the stout 48-car field watched the feature at the end of the night, the team made both shows, with a high feature finish of 13th on Friday’s opening night. This weekend the Decatur, Illinois driver will tackle 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas for the first time with an eye towards Saturday’s $15,000 to win finale.

It had been some time since Kaley had run at Devil’s Bowl. “I hadn’t been there in over ten years, and I had forgot how unique that place really was,” he says. “The track was really heavy on Friday, especially in the heats and Qualifiers.”

He would finish third in both his heat and in his Qualifier, setting him up inside row eight for the feature. “It widened out a bit, but the groove stayed pretty much around the top,” says Kaley. “We dropped back a little bit on the start. Then we were able to get our momentum going, and we were on a roll through the middle.”

The cushion would move up the track and Kaley would have to adjust his line. “As the cushion moved up, it was like learning all over again going around the top,” he says. “We were able to pick a few more spots up and I think we ended up 13th, which wasn’t bad in as big a field as we had there.”

In Saturday’s finale, he won his heat from outside row one. “I thought we should have been a lot better the second night,” says Kaley. “We were doing well on points after the heats. I didn’t do the best in the Qualifier and I got shuffled back to sixth (from fifth).”

Kaley would bounce back to finish second in the B. “We were able to make some changes to the car for the B, and things went well there,” he says. “They worked the track right before we went out and it was a little quicker than I thought it would be. We got in line there in second and we were pretty quick.”

He started the feature 19th. “We were o.k.,” says Kaley. “Once things got locked down later on, we pulled it off (finishing 17th) and saved our equipment for another day. We’re loading up in the morning and heading down to 81 Speedway. I’ve never raced there and we’re looking forward to that.”

Keep an eye on Kaley's progress this week and beyond at www.KaleyGharst.com!

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Defending FVP Spring Shootout Winner Looks To Continue Stockton Streak; TSR’s Arctic Cat/Ford Performance Team Focused on Big Picture

INDIANAPOLIS (March 22, 2017) – Constant improvement is the goal for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) each and every night of competition with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series. What they learn now may help them later during one of the most grueling race schedules in all of motorsports. Their expectations continue to soar early in the 2017 campaign and, despite winning six of the first eight WoO A-Feature races, eight-time and reigning WoO champion Donny Schatz and his team of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti know they must continue getting better.

Improvement at this week’s venue, the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track, will be a tall order for the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J. Schatz swept both nights of the 2016 FVP Western Spring Shootout at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. Those results won’t factor in the team’s quest to continue one of the best starts a team has ever had in the 40-year history of “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” but the collection of notes from six previous races at the facility should help them build a solid plan of attack.

This weekend is the second leg of the Outlaws’ annual spring tour of the Golden State and, just as was the case last week, the TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team enters the weekend as the series’ most recent winner. After seeing their five-race WoO winning streak end last Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Schatz and crew bounced back in typical championship form by posting a complete night Saturday at Thunderbowl that began with qualifying third and concluded with Schatz making bold late-race passes around Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman to capture his first victory at the track since 2007.

The victory was his 15th career triumph in California and three of those have come in six starts at Stockton. The North Dakota driver first circled the track in the spring of 2013 and thrilled the capacity crowd with his run from 13th to third in the 30-lap A-Feature. His hard-charging runs continued the following spring when Schatz stormed from eighth to take the lead from Kerry Madsen. He would lead eight laps, but was ecplised for the victory by Madsen as the two came to the flagstand side by side for the win. In 2015, Schatz took opening-night qualifying honors and led 14 laps to score his first victory at the track by edging Shane Stewart. Last spring, Schatz again was the top qualifier in Friday’s program and later in the evening passed Brian Brown for the top spot on lap 16. He would lead the rest of the way for career win number two at Stockton. And, 24 hours later, he charged from sixth and drove around leader Joey Saldana on lap 25 and led the final five circuits to complete the weekend sweep.

With eight of 92 scheduled nights of racing complete, Schatz continues to lead the championship standings, holding a 72-point advantage over Brad Sweet. He tops several other categories including wins and top-fives with six each, top-10s with seven, and laps led with 84.

For both events this weekend at the Stockton Dirt Track, the pit gates will open at noon PDT while the grandstands open at 4 p.m. Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.stocktondirttrack.com or call 844-DIRT-TIX.

Race fans unable to attend the DIRTcar Nationals can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live audio is available so fans can listen free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com. Visit to DIRTVision.com for more information.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, TSR and the No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J throughout the campaign on the web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.arcticcat.com, and 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.

Arctic Cat: Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArcticCat or on Twitter and Instagram @ArcticCat_atv @ArcticCat_Snow

Curb: Facebook at www.facebook.com/CurbRecords or on Twitter and Instagram @CurbRecords.

Ford Performance: Facebook at www.facebook.com/FordPerformance or on Twitter and Instagram @FordPerformance.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J:

With a late-race pass last Saturday, you were able to return to victory lane at Thunderbowl Raceway. How important was it for you to end that winless streak at that track?

“I know I was pretty excited – really, mostly excited for my guys. They work so hard and continue to do everything they can to help me win. It’s no secret that we hadn’t won a race in Tulare in a long time. And that’s been a goal for us, to keep getting better at the things we don’t feel like we are good enough at. It’s a long list and we’re trying to check them off one at a time. We didn’t make the show at Tulare last year. A couple years before that, we led the feature and then crashed out. It’s a tough place to race and, if you can win there, you know you’ve accomplished something. We came into the weekend on a roll and honestly felt like we made some progress Friday night. That progress put us a position to win Saturday. Qualifying went well and then the car was just so good in the feature. We were all surprised that it took rubber, so it was just a matter of finding a way around those guys. When you are leading and in the rubber, you can’t move around. I took some chances and it paid off. That’s my job and that’s what Tony (Stewart) and everyone involved with this team expects.”

The results you’ve put at Stockton are the best you have at any California track. What’s been the biggest factor in your success at that facility?

“It all goes back to my team. Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti have a passion for winning that is second to none. They put me in a car every night that I have a chance to drive to the front with. As a driver, that’s all you can ask for. As far as Stockton goes, I’ve really enjoyed racing there every time we’ve been there. It’s a first-class facility, the fan support is awesome. We’ve had such great crowds come out and support us there. And the racing surface really is ideal for good racing. You almost always see a top and bottom groove in the feature. We’ve also been able to find a way to make the middle work there, too. That’s what you want as a driver – a track where you can move around. We’ve had some thrilling finishes there and that’s the kind of stuff that keeps people coming back. I’m really looking forward to getting back to Stockton and having the opportunity to race there again. It’s been a lot of fun in the past and we’re expecting it to be this weekend, as well.”

 

 

Bowers and Ozzie Motorsports to Host Fundraising Event on April 1

Inside Line Promotions - HAM LAKE, Minn. (March 22, 2017) - Ryan Bowers and Ozzie Motorsports are preparing to showcase an all-day fundraiser, which will be hosted by long-time supporter Back 40 Pub & Grill in Plymouth, Wis., on Saturday, April 1.

The mini bowling tournament will start at 10 a.m. with a brat fry to follow. Numerous raffles will be happening throughout the day, including a raffle for a quarter of an Angus Steer.

The team's sprint cars will be on display for all to see and take pictures with and Bowers will be there to accompany his car, talk with the fans and sell t-shirts and hoodies.

"I'm pretty excited for the event," he said. "It's about six hours away from home for me and so it's a whole new market for me to meet the fans.

"I'm doing the IRA Series this year, which is new to me, and we're stepping up to the 410ci winged sprint car. I'm looking forward to getting over there and meeting some new fans and hanging out for the day."

While the event starts early in the day, the event has no stopping time.

Anyone who is unable to make it to the event and wants a Bowers t-shirt, visit https://r-rracewear.com/collections/ryan-bowers to purchase online.

Bowers will kick off his inaugural season with Ozzie Motorsports on April 8 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, for the season-opening IRA Sprint Car Series event.

UP NEXT -

April 8 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the IRA Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanBowers.us

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ryanbowers199/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanbowers199

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Back 40 Pub & Grill

Back 40 Pub & Grill, which is located in Plymouth, Wis., offers great food, chef specialties and signature drinks. For more information, visit http://www.Back40Pub.com.

"I'm really excited to have the Ozzie Motorsports fundraiser at Back 40 Pub & Grill, which is a supporter of the race team," Bowers said. "It will be a great event at a top-notch establishment." Bowers would also like to thank Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Farmers Insurance Jeffrey Greene Agency, Hilltop Camper and RV, GRP Motorsports, K1 Racegear, Champion Helmets, Speedwerx, Racecoatings, Elevated Health Center and Liquid Nitro for their continued support.

 

 

Park City Cup Event Tidbits!

Park City, Kansas – March 22, 2017 - This weekend’s running of the seventh annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” is shaping up to be the biggest and largest attending event since its inception back in 2011. Absolutely the best sprint car drivers throughout the Midwest will invade 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas this Thursday through Saturday night in preparation of making Saturday night’s championship feature finale the pays $15,000 to win and an impressive $1000 just to start the twenty-two-car feature. This event will kick off the 2017 National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-ci sprint car season and their thirteen events that are slated.

Below are some Air Capital Shootout tidbits that you may not know:

118 drivers have competed in at least one Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout events during the previous six years running.

Six drivers have competed in all six events that have been held. They include Danny Lasoski, Luke Cranston, Jon Freeman, C.J. Johnson, Jeremy Campbell, Jeff Stasa.

C.J. Johnson and Jeremy Campbell are the only two drivers who have made all six championship features.

Previous event winners include: Danny Lasoski (2011; 2015), Jason Johnson (2012; 2013), Kevin Swindell (2014); Derek Hagar (2016).

The highest car count was the inaugural event, 49 cars back in 2011 and the lowest, 38 cars, in 2013 and 2016.

Eight drivers have led at least one lap in the championship finale with Lasoski leading the way with 69 laps led. 2016 event winner Derek Hagar has led 35 laps and Don Droud, Jr. has led 24 laps.

The inaugural event, back in 2011 saw the winner earn $2,000; $4000 back in 2012; $5,000 in 2013 and 2014; $6000 in 2015 and $10,000 in 2016.

Track record for sprint cars is 13.33 seconds , set by Sammy Swindell back in 2015.

Thursday night will see a special time trial session from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM as well as open practice for all drivers participating in the largest purse in series history.

Friday night will see gates open at 5:00 PM with racing set for a 7:00 PM start time with a complete set of heat races, last chance features and the night’s feature finale that will pay $1500 to win.

Championship Saturday night will see gates again open at 5:00 PM with racing set for 7:00 PM, a complete set of heat and last chance races followed by the $15,000 to win championship finale.

More race information can be found on the tracks official website www.race81speedway.com; the tracks official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway and by calling the speedway office (316) 755-1781.

 

 

Jace Vander Weerd Second in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Building off of a fourth place finish in Las Vegas, NV, Jace Vander Weerd continued to run well during his two-night stay at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.

“Overall I was really happy with the way the weekend went,” Jace Vander Weerd said. “We had two good finishes, and that is a good thing.”

Friday night’s action got underway with Vander Weerd timing the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe backed No. 88 machine in third quickest.

On a lightening fast racing surface, Vander Weerd would finish third in his heat race and find himself in the fifth row for the 30-lap USAC West Coast 360 ‘A’ main.

With the track staying narrow in the feature, passing would be at a premium but the Tulare, CA resident would search the high banked facility looking for a way forward. Having some success, Vander Weerd would pick up a seventh place finish when the race concluded.

Back in action on Saturday night, a wide and slow surface would greet competitors and Vander Weerd would time his Basic Industries/FK Shocks/SWE backed entry in ninth fastest.

Taking advantage of a front row starting spot in his heat race, Vander Weerd would pick up the win and soon find himself on the pole of the feature event.

When the green flag waived, Vander Weerd jumped out to the early lead and led the first few laps until a red flag halted progress.

As the race came back to life, Vander Weerd would lose the lead as he missed the bottom and would fall back to third as his brother, Richard was also able to get by.

Getting back to the bottom groove, Vander Weerd would reclaim the second spot and reel in race leader, Ryan Bernal.

Getting to Bernal’s back bumper on numerous occasions, Bernal was a little better on exit and was able to keep Vander Weerd at bay. Relentless in his pursuit, Vander Weerd would close his weekend out with a second place finish.

“I was able to get to him (Bernal) on Saturday night, but he just didn’t make any mistakes,” Vander Weerd added. “It was a good night, and hopefully the weather holds off and we can run Hanford this weekend.”

Jace and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3.

ON TAP: Jace returns to action on Saturday night in Hanford, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Vander Weerd Racing by ‘Liking’ them on facebook at www.facebook.com/VanderWeerdRacing.

 

 

CMR Delivers 1-2 Punch at The Shamrock – Turnpike Challenge Up Next

Lonnie Wheatley, NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (March 22, 2017) – The Clauson-Marshall Racing team launched the USAC National Midget championship effort in grand style by racing to a one-two finish in Saturday’s season-opening Shamrock Classic at Du Quoin’s Southern Illinois Center with Justin Grant holding off teammate Shane Golobic for the win.

The team continues action with this weekend’s POWRi “Turnpike Challenge” at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway.

After picking up a Chili Bowl preliminary feature win and then posting a podium finish in the championship finale, Ione, California native Justin Grant grabbed the early USAC Midget points lead by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s 50-lap feature aboard the CMR No. 39bc.

Grant assumed command on the 34th round and raced on to victory lane to add the USAC Midget points lead to the USAC Sprint Car point lead that he escaped Florida with last month.

“They’re racecars are fast,” Grant exclaimed. “They were fast at the Chili Bowl. They’re fast here. They’ve clearly got this place figured out. I’ve been racing a long time now and I’ve never been this quick. It’s obviously the car I’m sitting in. Tim and Tyler do such a good job. They’re so good at what they do and it’s such a pleasure to drive for them.”

He fought off Shane Golobic in the Matt Wood Racing/Clauson-Marshall Racing Elk Grove Ford No. 17w over the final rounds to preserve the win. Golobic fell just one position short of going two-for-two in Shamrock action after starting 14th.

“I don’t know if it’s me who’s got this place figured out or if it’s the team. I’m thinking it’s the team,” Golobic said. “The team has won the last four here and I’ve finished second the last two times and won the time before that. This team has obviously got this place figured out and it has made it very easy for me to get the track figured out.”

While Grant and Golobic posted a one-two CMR finish, Lady Luck wasn’t on Tyler Courtney’s side in the Driven2SaveLives No. 7bc. A Chili Bowl preliminary feature winner as well, “Sunshine” had a tough draw at the tail of the first heat and then was collected in a skirmish while contending for a transfer in “B” Main action.

“While Justin and Shane battled for the win, Tyler had a rough night missing the show,” commented team co-owner Tim Clauson. “But he was one of the first people to congratulate both Justin and Shane. While he was disappointed in his result, he was truly happy for his teammates and more importantly his friends. Nothing we will ever do will say "BC" to me more than this trait.”

Action continues for the Clauson-Marshall Racing team with Tyler Courtney, Justin Grant and Zeb Wise in action at this weekend’s POWRi “Turnpike Challenge” at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway on Friday and Saturday. It will be the first time for each of the CMR drivers to take to the 1/5-mile clay oval as Wise makes his Midget debut.

Up Next: POWRi Midgets at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, OK.

Keep Track: Keep track of Clauson-Marshall Racing http://www.clausonmarshallracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ClausonMarshall/ and on Twitter at @clausonmarshall.

 

 

Classic Weekend and Season Camping Available for Purchase in Flats Lot Beginning Monday

OSWEGO, NY (March 22, 2017) – Reserved utility camping in Oswego Speedway’s flats camping lot for the 2017 season and Classic Weekend will be available for purchase beginning Monday, March 27.

Fans can stop by the Oswego Speedway box office or call (315) 342-0646 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. starting Monday. A picture of the lot layout is available on www.oswegospeedway.com.

The flats lot now features paved grindings throughout, washrooms for patrons, as well as full utilities including electric, water, and dump stations.

During the season there will be separate fees for those who wish to camp with or without full utilities (dry).

Those who plan to camp using full utilities for the entire season, including Budweiser International Classic Weekend, can do so for $450 and can remain in the flats lot through the entire season.

Full utility camping in the flats lot will be available Classic Weekend for $100. Anyone camping in the flats lot Classic Weekend must pay the full utility fee of $100.

Dry weekend camping at all regular season events will be open from Friday to Sunday, for a $30 fee. Weekend only campers must clear the flats lot by end of day on Sunday.

Those who plan to dry camp for the entire Speedway season, including Budweiser International Classic Weekend, can opt for a season camping pass for $250. By purchasing this pass, campers will receive their Classic Weekend camping sticker right away, and be able to leave their camper in the flats lot through Budweiser International Classic Weekend.

Those with season camping passes that wish to camp in the rear camping lot for Classic will have first choice of spaces in the rear campground on Saturday, August 26.

Weekend campers looking to utilize full utilities can do so for a fee of $50 per weekend. These weekend campers must also clear the flats lot by end of say Sunday on race weekends.

At the conclusion of a regular season race weekend, campers remaining in the flats lot without a purchased Classic Weekend season camping sticker will be removed at the owner’s expense.

Dry camping for Classic Weekend will remain at $50 for the entire week and will only be available outside of the Speedway’s third turn.

Those patrons who opt to dry camp for the season will be monitored to make sure they are not hooked to utilities.

Season camping pass stickers will soon be available for purchase in the Speedway office. For more information, call (315) 342-0646.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway.

Camping Fees:

Dry Race Season Camping- $30 Weekend $250 Full Season $50 Classic Week

Race Season Camping with Utilities- $50 Weekend $450 Full Season $100 Classic Week

 

 

Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions to Present Hard Charging Winner Bonus in Oswego SBS Division

OSWEGO, NY (March 22, 2017) – Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions will present the DKMP Hard Charging Winner bonus in the Pathfinder Bank SBS division at Oswego Speedway for the 2017 season.

The $25 cash bonus will be presented to the night’s feature winner if they were also declared the evening’s Hard Charger, advancing the most positions in the night’s main event.

If the night’s main event winner is not the Hard Charger, then the bonus will carry on to the following race meet with another $25 added to the bonus total. Under this formula, if the winner bonus has not been claimed heading into the final event of the regular season, then the winner’s share would be up to $275.

When the DKMP Hard Charging Winner is finally declared then the bonus will start over at $25 for the following week.

“The Pathfinder Bank SBS division is one of the tightest and most competitive divisions in all of short track racing,” said Dan Kapuscinski. “A driver that advances the most positions in the night’s feature and wins the main event, is certainly deserving of some extra cash and I am happy to help support the class through Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions.”

Mike Bond was the only main event winner in 2016 that was also declared the hard charger in the same event. Bond accomplished that feat in the last regular season event of the year on August 20.

No driver accomplished the feat in 2015 with Russ Brown pulling it off in consecutive weeks in 2014.

Should the entire 2017 regular season pass without a driver collecting the Hard Charging Winner bonus then fans will have an opportunity to vote for how the money will be dispersed during the Bud Light SBS Classic 75 on Sunday, September 3.

Fans will have the opportunity to vote for the $275 bonus to be given to the Classic champion, the Classic quick timer, the 11th fastest qualifier in time trials, the Classic Hard Luck driver, or to be split between the Semi-Final winners during Classic qualifying on Friday evening.

Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions, owned and operated by former Oswego Speedway PR Director Dan Kapuscinski, offers press release writing, announcing and promotional services for drivers, race tracks, and series.

To contact Kapuscinski about potential services send an e-mail to dkapuscinski00@gmail.com.

 

 

FULL HOUSE Hafertepe, Schatz, England & Veal Win For J&J Auto Racing

McKENZIE, Tenn. (March 22, 2017) – Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Jamie Veal, Jonas England and Donny Schatz brought the Spring Sprint Car season in like a lion over the weekend, as between the group they posted four victories, an event sweep and a championship for J&J Auto Racing. Hafertepe kicked off the weekend with a win in preliminary night action of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday, March 17. Lining up from the inside of row two for the event final on Saturday, March 18, Hafertepe had to battle back from a mishap at the start of the event to earn the triumph. But battle the Lonestar state native did, driving through the field to claim his second straight victory behind the wheel of the No. 15h Keith Dobbs owned machine.

Schatz continued his hot streak behind the wheel of the No. 15 Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing entry, taking his sixth win of the season at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on Sat., March 18, against the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Working his way back up to near the front of the field after falling back from his third starting position, Schatz bided his time before making the pass for the lead with only two laps remaining to take the checkered flag. Schatz has nine victories thus far in 2017, six in WoO completion and three in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) Series.

Veal not only scored the win on Sat., March 18, at Perth (AUS) Motorplex but he won the war as the Warrnambool native capture his first career Di Candilo Steel City Australian 360ci Sprintcar Championship event. Setting quick time, winning his heat race and starting from the pole for the Feature event, Veal set sail without challenge to take the top spot in the 40-lap race in the Monte Motorsports J&J Auto Racing entry.

England won two of three feature events at Stratford Speedway in New Plymouth, NZ, on March 18 to wrap up the North Island Modified Championship. Coming into Saturday’s event, England only needed to finish in the top half of the field to clinch the title. His two victories propelled him to a 36 point triumph in the series’ final point standings.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for March 17 -18, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

3/17/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Devil’s Bowl Speedway/TX ASCS National

3/18/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Devil’s Bowl Speedway/TX ASCS National

3/18/17 Donny Schatz Thunderbowl Raceway/CA WoO

3/18/17 Jamie Veal Perth Motorplex/AUS 360ci Sprintcar Series 360ci Australian Sprintcar Champion

3/18/17 Jonas England Stratford Speedway/NZ North Island Modified Series (2) North Island Modified Series Champion

Earlier this season, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

 

 

Dover Aiming for $15,000 Prize This Weekend During Season-Opening Event

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (March 22, 2017) - Jack Dover is focused on the prize this weekend when he will kick off the 2017 racing season at 81 Speedway for the $15,000-to-win Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA.

"Coming off the winter when we spent a lot of money on new parts it'd be a good start to the season to add a little money to the racing account," he said. "My confidence is pretty high because everything went really well this winter. We have a lot of spare parts and two race ready cars so I'm not worried about if we wreck. And Chris Moss busted his rear the least couple of weeks to get my engine finished for this weekend."

Dover will take a fresh engine and newly pieced together race car into the doubleheader on Friday and Saturday at the 3/8-mile oval in Park City, Kan., where he has visited Victory Lane numerous times throughout his career.

"We've won there a lot," he said. "I think we've won seven or eight times. That's a huge confidence booster. I think that track suits my driving style. The only thing is it's the first race of the year so you never know what can happen."

Dover has started his season with a strong result in recent years. In fact, he won his 2013 opener and has earned a top-five finish during three of the last six years.

"That'd be huge for the first race and as big of a race as this is to come out with a win or top five," he said. "The competition that will be there is stacked. Some of the guys racing this weekend have raced 10 times already. It'd be a huge confidence booster to contend for a win or two."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

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"Stan and everyone at Speedway Graphics have done a great job of producing great looking cars for me every year," Dover said. "They always find a way to get it done even in the last minute and I appreciate their hard work and support of our race team."

Dover would also like to thank Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies Inc., Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer 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 Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Lawrence Rallies to Earn Top-10 Result at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (March 22, 2017) - Zane Lawrence had a promising finish to the 44th annual Spring Nationals last weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway, where he rallied to garner a top-10 result during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour finale.

The action began on Friday with Lawrence starting seventh and finishing eighth in a heat race, which lined him up deep in the field of a B Main. On the start, Lawrence and two other competitors tangled causing him to flip and ultimately ending his night early.

"The front row kind of held up the whole line and bottled everybody up on the start," Lawrence said. "By the time I got to the corner everybody was clustered and in an attempt to avoid it, we hit the wall and turned over."

Saturday was a day of redemption for Lawrence.

He lined up on the outside of the front row in a heat race, which he won. That put him starting in the third row of a qualifier. A seventh-place result relegated him to a B Main, which he won after lining up on the outside of the front row.

That garnered a transfer into the 18th starting position for the main event and after 30 laps around the tricky half-mile oval Lawrence battled through the field to finish 10th. It earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We had a great car and were able to move forward throughout the race and accomplish one of our goals of a top-10 finish," he said. "That gives our team a lot of confidence knowing we can not only run with the ASCS National Tour drivers, but to pass eight cars and move through the field as well."

Lawrence is scheduled to be back in action this Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the 10th annual Gulf Coast Nationals with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 14 (14).

March 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 7 (5); B Main: 1 (2); Feature 10 (18).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the 10 th annual Gulf Coast Nationals with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Zane-Lawrence-Racing-1770208319967876/

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"I'd really like to thank Pediatric Eye Specialist for their top-notch doctors and services, especially Eric Packwood," Lawrence said. "They've always been a part of this, even before I got involved with sprint cars. Thanks to their eye correcting services and surgeries over the years my vision is perfected to where glasses aren't required anymore. It's definitely cool to have their support in my racing career as well."

Lawrence would also like to thank WR Roofing, B&B Automotive, Astro Titanium, Texas Global Marketing and Mark Burch Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Herrera Earns Podium Finishes During ASCS National Tour Doubleheader at Devil's Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (March 22, 2017) - Johnny Herrera continued his hot streak at Devil's Bowl Speedway last weekend during the 44th annual Spring Nationals.

Herrera captured a pair of podium finishes to give him five podiums and 11 top 10s in his last dozen races at the unique track.

"We wanted to win, but we knew getting podiums would be good and we were able to accomplish that," he said.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season-opening event began on Friday when Herrera won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. He then advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race to earn enough combined points to lock into the main event.

"That draw is a lot some days and it worked out great for us," he said. "That put us in position to start eighth in the feature. Fortunately we got a great start. I think in the first corner we were running fourth and by the time we completed the first lap we were third. Once we were in third we rode.

"With the quality of cars that started up there and the way the track was fast and wide open you had to make something happen quick. That all happened because the outside was a better place to start. The inside row guys didn't get as good of a start."

Herrera maintained third place throughout the race, which locked him into Saturday's feature redraw. He then pulled the No. 1 to start the 30-lap main event from the pole position.

"We got a great start, but I was too good too early," he said. "I got a little tight and I made a couple of mistakes on the race track and that put us behind. My right rear tire was real low on that last yellow. I was just hoping I didn't have a flat tire. To salvage a third was great because it was flat by the time we got to the pits."

Herrera led the first 17 laps of the main event before he lost a couple of positions in traffic thanks in part to the tire losing air. He held on for a third-place result.

His team is scheduled to race this Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and Sunday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 4 (5); Feature: 3 (8).

March 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Feature: 3 (1).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and Sunday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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"Royal Jones (who owns Mesilla Valley Transportation) has been a big supporter of mine for many years," Herrera said. "He's a great person and Mesilla Valley Transportation is a great company. Royal has been a huge supporter of not only me, but of a lot of racers. He's a genuinely wonderful guy."

Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Competition Suspension, Inc., Champion Brands, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

Placerville Speedway welcomes back Red Hawk Casino as title sponsor

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – March 22, 2017…With the season fast approaching the Placerville Speedway is pleased to announce that Red Hawk Casino has returned as title sponsor for the upcoming 2017 campaign at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds based quarter-mile.

The Placerville Speedway is entering its 52nd overall season of competition and the second under the leadership of promoters Scott Russell and Kami Arnold of Russell Motorsports Inc. Opening in 1965 the high-banked, red-clay bullring has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California and is just a short drive up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

After a year of experience under his belt on the promoter side of the fence Russell is anticipating a strong 2017 slate and spoke about the return of Red Hawk Casino as title sponsor of the venue, “We are definitely excited to continue the long standing partnership with Red Hawk Casino and appreciate their support of Placerville Speedway and the surrounding community,” said Russell. “We are looking forward to a great 2017 season and Red Hawk is a big part of that, so we couldn’t be happier.”

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribe) is deeply committed to sustaining and improving the quality of life in El Dorado County. The Tribe and its Red Hawk Casino are honored to make a substantial economic and social impact in the county.

Chairman of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Nicholas Fonseca said, “The Tribe and its Red Hawk Casino are proud of our long-term partnership with Placerville Speedway. Placerville Speedway offers great family fun for our community.”

Voted Sacramento’s Best Casino, Red Hawk boasts magnificent views and a natural setting and provides a first-class gaming experience. Located on a beautiful hilltop less than 20 minutes east of Sacramento on Highway 50, Red Hawk is the gamblers oasis with more than 2,500 slots, a variety of table games and award-winning dining. Prior to the races and afterwards be sure to make Red Hawk your destination for fun! To learn more about Red Hawk Casino visit their official website https://www.redhawkcasino.com/

The Placerville Speedway will open the racing season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Wednesday March 29. To purchase tickets for Brad Sweet’s Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts visit https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=741&backurl=default.asp

The first of 16 Red Hawk Casino Championship point races then kicks-off on Saturday April 8. Weekly divisions this season will be comprised of the Thompsons Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models & Pure Stocks. A number of traveling divisions will also be a part of weekly events at various points of the year including the Bay Cities Racing Association Midgets, BCRA Midget Lites, the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association, Wingless Spec Sprints and new for this season, Mini Trucks.

Visits by the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards, the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series presented by NARC and the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour also dot the schedule throughout the season. To view the full schedule of events log onto our newly redesigned website http://www.placervillespeedway.com/

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667.

Join nearly 8200 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2017 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The Placerville Speedway is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2017 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

 

 

Justin Grant Finds Gold With KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: KSE Racing Products customers continue to compile wins early in the 2017 racing season.

Justin Grant continued his red-hot 2017 season over the weekend as he bested a stout field of USAC Midgets to capture the Shamrock Classic in DuQuoin, IL aboard a potent Clauson-Marshall Racing machine.

In California, David Gravel used a late race pass on Shane Stewart on Friday night in Tulare, CA to grab the win, and on Saturday night Donny Schatz made two big time moves on the rubber down surface to grab his sixth series win of the year.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour kicked their season off in Mesquite, TX and it was reining series champion, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. stealing the show. Hafertepe would use his KSE Racing Products to win both Friday, and Saturday night feature events.

After grabbing two wins in Las Vegas aboard the Mike Phulps Motorsports entry, Ryan Bernal’s star shined again in Tulare, CA as he piloted the Josh Ford Motorsports entry to victory lane on Saturday night. In Florida, Matt Kurtz flexed his muscle with the Top Gun series as he used his KSE Racing Products to grab the win.

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Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards would like to send a special thanks to Gary Scelzi, Harley Van Dyke and Dan Monhoff with M&M Structures, who have all lent their support to the Kids Dash for Cash this season!

Scelzi joins Owen Larson Racing to help sponsor the Friday April 21 Peter Murphy Classic in Tulare, while Van Dyke joins the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival to sponsor the May 27 event in Stockton. M&M Structures will join Rico Abreu Racing to sponsor the June 24 event at Calistoga Speedway.

All three of those events will now feature 4,000 nickels available to the youngsters! Van Dyke has also added towards championship night, boosting it up to $750 worth of nickels and quarters that will be tossed out!

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presents Kids Dash for Cash will work as follows:

Each night a limited number of kids, ages four to ten, will have the opportunity to head on track (time permitting) just before the RacePartsTrader.com Dash draw for sprint car drivers. At that point a minimum of 2000 nickels will be dropped on the racetrack and the youngsters will have a chance to pick up and keep as many coins as they can. If time becomes an issue the Kids Dash for Cash will be held at a selected area near the grandstands.

The plan is for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour social team to have wrist bands available at a pre-designated area, and the kids that acquire them will be allowed to participate. The hope is to have a different set of children at each race.

Each child participating will also receive a custom water bottle courtesy of Light up the World Beverages. Light up the World Beverages bottles are great for birthday parties, gender reveal parties and any type of special event or celebration. To learn more about the unique company that is rapidly gaining steam visit them at https://www.lutwb.com/

Nightly partners include:

April 1 Antioch Speedway- M & L Plumbing
April 15 Placerville Speedway- Mancamp Motorsports
April 21 Thunderbowl Raceway- Owen Larson Racing and Gary Scelzi (4000 nickels)
April 29 Petaluma Speedway- Mason Moore Racing and Garner Heat Treat Inc. (4000 nickels)
May 27 Stockton Dirt Track- San Joaquin Asparagus Festival and Harley Van Dyke (4000 nickels)
June 17 Antioch Speedway- Probilt Construction
June 24 Calistoga Speedway- Rico Abreu Racing and M&M Structures (4000 nickels)
July 2 Stockton Dirt Track- Kyle Larson Racing
July 3 Petaluma Speedway- Thomas Family and Garner Heat Treat Inc. (4000 nickels)
July 29 Fernley 95A Speedway- Probilt Construction
August 25 Placerville Speedway- Finley Farms
August 26 Stockton Dirt Track- MAJ1K Motorsports
November 4 Stockton Dirt Track- $750 Night

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com

Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

 

 

Vermont's Bear Ridge Speedway Celebrates 50 Consecutive Years of Racing in 2017

By Clayton Johns

CONCORD, N.C. - MARCH 22, 2017 - Bear Ridge Speedway will celebrate its 50th anniversary of racing in 2017, but the accomplishment is even more impressive when you dig deeper into the story of the tight quarter-mile track in rural Vermont.

For all 50 seasons the track has been under the ownership or operation of an Elms family member. The track was initially the vision of George Barber while Charles V Elms Sr. was a part of his opening day operations team and eventually purchased the track from Barber in 1972.

Charles Elms Sr. continued in his role as the owner and operator of Bear Ridge until 1990 when he sold the track to his son, CV "Butch" Elms III. In 2006, April May Preston joined the track as a co-owner and the facility has continued to grow ever since.

"The fact that it's been 50 years and it's always been managed by one family is exciting. You can't say that today about a lot of businesses," Preston said. "If it weren't for the love of the track and Butch's dedication, we may not be celebrating 50 years."

It's an impressive feat for a track that initially planned its life expectancy to be only a couple of years. Located off I-91 near the New Hampshire state line, Bear Ridge is about 25 miles north of Hanover, N.H. and Dartmouth College. Its quiet location in rural Vermont certainly makes it one of the more unique dirt tracks in the country.

"When you drive to the racetrack, you think there really can't be anything out here," Preston said. "You drive down a dirt road and you're wondering what you're going to find. When you take the right-hand turn down into the track, it opens up almost like an amphitheater."

Bear Ridge's 50th season will be its seventh under DIRTcar Racing sanctioning for its Sportsman and Coupe Modified divisions, the track's top and most popular divisions, respectively.

"We've made it through some rough times and now our car counts are up. Being affiliated with DIRTcar has been a big plus and we're just really excited to say it's 50 years of racing," said Preston.

The track's Sportsman Modified division routinely sees fields of 30 or more cars, a statistic Preston attributes in part to the track's DIRTcar affiliation.

"Being this little back-of-the-woods racetrack in Vermont, nobody knows about us," Preston explained. "It's nice, but it's bad because you want everybody to know about you. So the DIRTcar sanctioning, I think it lends a bit of credibility."

The track's Coupe Modified division is also a weekly staple and a fan-favorite. It features open-wheel Modifieds with 1930s-style bodies that have been in action since the track's origins in the 1960s.

"I think the Coupes make us unique," Preston said. "They've been running since day one and they truly race - they roll them, they wreck them."

Bear Ridge's DIRTcar sanctioning is just one of the many changes and improvements over the track's storied history that has allowed it to remain vibrant. In recent years, the track has added a new novelty area, new VIP suites, a new scoring tower and was forced to expand its parking lot to accommodate increased attendance.

The success is largely due to a commitment to an affordable family-friendly atmosphere. The Bear Ridge kids club is popular among younger fans, who receive a toy at each race. The track also takes pride in offering fresh, local food products to its fans.

"We hand make our pizzas, they're not frozen. We get fresh beef from the local butcher and we hand-cut our fries. Everything is fresh and hand cut," Preston said.

Bear Ridge is excited to offer a 50th racing season with the same nostalgic environment and modern enhancements but maybe with a few extra fireworks. The 2017 season is scheduled to begin on May 6.

"We want to focus on an excellent season," Preston said. "The fans want entertainment, but not all night. We've worked hard to make a show short, but not too short. We want our fans to feel they got their money's worth."

For more information on Bear Ridge Speedway and to view their 2017 schedule, visit www.bearridgespeedway.com or call (802) 222-4052.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Top Five at Spring Nationals Sets Up Big Weekend!

(Bill W) March 22, 2017 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing #2c team notched a top five in Saturday’s finale at the Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals in Mesquite, Texas. The draw definitely wasn’t on the team’s side, but they rebounded well with a fast car. This weekend, the Oklahoma City driver will tackle the two-night $15,000 to win event at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas before getting back to action with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series Sunday at Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri.

The ASCS season kicked off on Friday at Devil’s Bowl. “We were pretty good,” says Wayne. “We drew 69 the first night and started eighth. We were able to get up to fifth and that put us sixteenth in points. That put us on the pole of the Qualifier which we won.”

That was good enough for ninth in points overall, and a feature starting spot in row five. “I think we were up to fifth or sixth,” says Wayne. “The brake pad material was spit off of the metal plate. I lost all the brakes. I came into the work area and we tried to work on it. We just ended up unhooking the left front brake. We went back out and we were no good, so I pulled in after getting lapped.”

The tough luck cost Wayne a solid finish, and his draw for Saturday’s finale was no better. “We felt good with the car,” he says. “You know we were right there in the top five. Saturday night, we came back and drew the 68. We started eighth in the second heat, and ran fourth.”

Starting fourth in the Qualifier, he would put on a show. “We ended up winning the Qualifier,” says Wayne. “We were able to drive by Sammy (Swindell), so we felt pretty good going into the feature.”

The redraw saw Wayne start outside row three for the finale. “We got a pretty good start and got to fourth,” he says. “At that point, the driver just screwed up a little. The bottom was better in one and two, and I made some wrong decisions down there. At race speed, I think we fell back to eighth. (Seth) Bergman, Sammy, (Aaron) Reutzel and Sam all passed me.”

He would fight his way back into the top five. “John Carney fell out and that put us in seventh with five to go,” says Wayne. “I’d been railing the top in one and two, because everyone was running the bottom. We were able to get by Reutzel and Sammy on the restart, and finished fifth. I just made some mistakes early on that I shouldn’t have. But overall, we felt really good about the car.”

Wayne is excited for the events this Friday through Sunday. “We’re looking forward to both tracks this weekend,” he says. “We’ve had wins at both of them. We’re just a tick off right now. Just a bit tight, but we’ll get it dialed in. We’re happy with the way we rebounded after tough draws both nights last weekend.”

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Tuesdays with TMAC – There’s No Place Like Home!

(Bill W) March 21, 2017 – For Dorothy, the was “No Place Like Home” in Kansas. That’s where Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team will be heading this weekend for a $15,000 to win event with the NCRA at 81 Speedway near Wichita. The Altoona, Iowa driver hopes to cap the weekend with the ASCS National Series at Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri on Sunday. The Altoona, Iowa driver competed with the World of Outlaws for four events at Las Vegas and Tulare, California the past two weekends.

TMAC would have liked to stay out west with the WoO, but has suffered some issues that need attention. “We have some engine issues that leave us without a 410,” he says. “We’ll be better off heading home and getting these sent off to the builders. We need to get home and get things done properly. It’s just Doug (Rankin) and I out here and we want to get home and regroup.”

It has been about eleven years since he has run at 81 Speedway. “I think the last time we ran Wichita was 2006,” says TMAC. “It was one of my first races back from breaking my leg. I led for a while and ran third. (Donny) Schatz got by us along with someone else. It’s also where I remember we found our dog Kasey, who was out in the 100 degree heat. I remember winning an All Star/NCRA race there one time too.”

TMAC is appreciative of the big check being paid out on Saturday night. He’s also looking forward to Sunday’s event at Moberly, where he has always fared well on the high banks. “Wichita is a fun track and C. Ray Hall is putting up some big money,” he says. “For teams like ours, who aren’t following a particular series, it’s important to support races like this. We appreciate events like that, and the one Gerry Olson is doing at Moberly on Sunday. We appreciate him putting that show on after Sedalia wasn’t going to work.”

He was also proud to represent Country Builders Construction last weekend at Tulare. “It’s always fun to be with Country Builders Construction in California and represent the Offill family with the #88,” says TMAC. “Tulare is one of my favorite racetracks. We didn’t do the best this year, but as a fan I wouldn’t miss it.”

TMAC finished 17th in the prelim and pulled off in Saturday’s finale. “We’re just not getting qualified as well as we need to,” he says. “It was heavy and rough, like usual, but I just love the racetrack. It really challenges you as a driver. You have to be up on the wheel just to time trial. I like challenging myself at tracks like that.”

Things just didn’t pan out as he had hoped at a track he has had great success. “We weren’t too far off the pace,” says TMAC. “We were going good in both features really. We just got caught on a few double-file restarts in the wrong place on the track. It just didn’t work out for us, but getting track position is really important. I think the first night, we were 18th quick and we were one-tenth of a second off of eighth quick. We just need to improve a bit in that area.”

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NCRA Sprint Season Kicks Off This Weekend with $15k to Win Event!

Park City, Kansas – March 19, 2017 - Entering their 47th consecutive year as a sanctioning body, the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-ci sprint car division will kick off 2017 in a huge way as they open at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas this Thursday – Saturday night, March 23-25. And for the 7th year in a row the season will kick off with the annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” with Saturday night’s championship feature finale paying a career series best $15,000 to win.

Don Droud, Jr. will come into the divisions 28th consecutive season as the defending champion and will again be teamed with the Ochs Brothers Racing #1x. Last year Droud picked up a career-best three feature wins in route to a his first ever series championship by 40-points over six-time series champion C.J. Johnson.

Former two-time series champion Jeremy Campbell will look to open the season the same way he ended 2016, in the winner’s circle, as the Wichita, Kansas veteran reeled off three feature victories in a row and a solid third place finish in the final point standings.

For the seventeenth straight season, Jon Freeman will once again be back on the NCRA trail in quest for his first career series championship, as well Kingman, Kansas driver Jeff Stasa.

After picking up his first ever Hutchinson Grand Nationals championship last year, Norman, Oklahoma’s Danny Wood will hit the road full-time with the series in search for his first ever series title.

The 2017 season will kick off with the largest purse in series history on Thursday night, March 23, with a special time trial session to kick off the evening with quick time receiving $500. This will then be followed by a special practice session before the night comes to a close at 10:00 PM. The special time trial session has no bearing on Friday and Saturday night’s events.

Friday night will see drivers draw for heat race, last chance and feature with the winner taking home $1500. Championship Saturday night will see drivers once again compete in heat race, last chance and the championship feature with the winner taking home $15,000 while drivers just starting the twenty-two-car championship feature earning $1000. All non-qualifiers will earn $200.

General admission grandstand tickets for Thursday night’s open practice and special time trial session are just $10 (kids free) with gates opening at 5:00 PM and practice/time trials starting at 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM. All Thursday night pit passes are $20.

Grandstand general admission tickets for Friday night’s $1500 to win show are $22 for ages 11 and up; free grandstand admission for ages ten and under. Pit gates will open at 5:00 PM with heat race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. A complete set of heat races, last chance and feature finale will be held. All pit passes are $35, $15 for kids ages ten and under.

Championship Saturday night will see grandstand general admission tickets $22 for ages 11 and up; free grandstand admission for ages ten and under. All pit passes $35, just $15 for ages ten and under. Pit gates will open at 5:00 PM with first heat race set for a 7:00 PM start time. A complete set of heat races, last chance features will set the stage for the night’s 40-lap, $15,000 to win championship feature that will pay $1000 just to start the twenty-two-car field.

Unable to make it for this seventh annual event? No worries as you will still be able to catch both nights of racing action on www.xsan.tv. Until March 23, there is a $5 off weekend viewing pass for this event with promo code: PARKCITY5.

For more information on the NCRA sprint car series, check out their official website www.racencra.com and their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. Questions pertaining to this and any other series event can be answered by calling the series home office (316) 755-1781.

 

 

Brian Brown – FVP Western Swing Shootout Up Next in Stockton!

(Bill W) March 21, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team are looking forward to this weekend’s FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws at the Stockton Dirt Track in California. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver is coming off a bit of a tough weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California with the WoO.

Things started Friday in Tulare and you timed in 11th quick.

We were able to get qualified decent. Like we’ve said all year, qualifying sets up your night with the World of Outlaws. Being in the top eight is where you want to be. That puts you up front in the heat and in position for a Dash spot. We ran a 12.899 and Donny (Schatz) had eighth quick at 12.879. So that’s the difference between running from the front row in the heat and where we did in third. There’s a lot of parody right now, and it’s a tight field.

You finished third in the heat, which meant you’d start eleventh in the feature.

The heat didn’t see a lot of passing. It was pretty narrow and rough…a typical Tulare deal early on. The team does a good job every time we come here in making me comfortable, and last weekend was no exception.

How did the feature go?

It started to slick off a little bit. We ventured up towards the fence and got into it. That packed the right rear full of mud, and it started vibrating. We pulled off at that point. I think we were in position to run in that eighth to twelfth range. That would have made for a solid night, but things like that happen sometimes.

You didn’t time in as well on Saturday.

We were ninth quick in hot laps. We made some adjustments that just weren’t right and we ended up timing 20th quick. We didn’t go through the holes in one and two as well as we had in the past either. That hurt us.

What can you do about running through those holes?

I’m not a big fan of bouncing around. That’s a place where Chad (Morgan) has worked really hard so we’re not bouncing around as much as most. We didn’t get off the corner very well and we didn’t get down the backstretch as well. It was unique. It was heavy from entry to the corner to the center, but slick coming off all the way down the backstretch.

That meant starting the heat inside row three.

We were actually up to fourth at one point challenging for third. Then we got to racing with Tim Kaeding, and got shuffled back to sixth. We had to run the B and finished fourth.

Tulare is a tough place to start in the back at.

We made a few swings at trying some things. About midway through, it started laying rubber and where we were, there was no sense in continuing. That was enough of Tulare for the weekend.

You have to be looking forward to Stockton this weekend.

We had some success there last year, and were in position to win. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate. This is one of our bigger FVP events of the year. There is always a big turnout of customers and employees, and we want to give them something to cheer about.

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Brian opened up the 2009 season with a win at the Springfield Speedway in Springfield, Missouri. It was Brian’s first triumph ever in the month of March. Josh Fisher was second in the event, ahead of Derek Hagar, Toby Brown and Sean McClelland.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,900 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 4th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

Marketing Partner of the Week – Champion Racing Lubricants (Champion Racing 20W50 Motor Oil)

Visit Champion’s new web page at www.ChampionsUseChampion.com! Champion Racing 20W50 Motor Oil is the one that started it all by beating the competition in providing more horsepower, torque, and anti-wear additives than many of the more well known brands of racing oil. Champion Racing 20W50's premium ZDDP anti-wear protection is among the highest in the industry. Champion's exclusive shear stabilizer delivers better film strength and piston ring seal at peak temperatures. Champion Racing 20W50 also delivers more foot-pounds of torque with higher compression than any competitor's brands.

Benefits include: • Provides exceptional low coefficient of friction • Offers film strength and viscosity stability of thicker mono-grades at higher temperatures • Provides upper cylinder anti-wear protection • Increases high-temp oil pressure and compression • Formulated for flat tappet, roll over cams and bearings in turbo and super-charged racing engines • Lowers engine temperature • Compatible with petroleum and other synthetics

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – K&N Filters

Brian says – “We’re proud to run with K&N. They have a carbon-fiber air box. The key to horsepower is air. When you’re choosing the filter to save the bearing and keep the dirt out, it’s K&N.”

Brian is a proud partner with K&N Filters. K&N Engineering, of Riverside, California, is the inventor and leading innovator of reusable cotton gauze filter technology for automotive applications. From humble beginnings as a family run business over 35 years ago, K&N Engineering, now a truly global company with offices in the U.K. and the Netherlands, continues to exist as a family owned business with an enthusiast mindset and a direct connection with motor sports that carries over throughout all levels of management and manufacturing. Today, K&N exists as both the sales and brand leader for performance filters, and maintains a stocking catalogue of over 3,500 part numbers, including an extensive line of both factory replacement drop-in filters, FIPK (Fuel Injection Performance Kit) applications, and its line of innovative Performance Gold oil filters. Visit them at www.KNFilters.com!

Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Wormall Civil, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps/ impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, MSD ignition, MC Power, Housby, Searsboro Telephone Company, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd Records Two Top-Fives in Tulare

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back close to home, Richard Vander Weerd would pick up a pair of Top-Five finishes with the USAC West Coast 360’s in Tulare, CA.

“Friday night it was pretty hard to pass and we were able to race up to fifth, but Saturday night I tried to make something happen up top and ended up fading to fifth,” Richard Vander Weerd said.

Friday night would kick the two night program off, and Vander Weerd would open his weekend up by timing the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe backed No. 10 machine in fifth fastest.

Heat race action would see the Visalia, CA driver pocket a fourth place finish and ultimately line him up in the 11th starting spot in the 30-lap ‘A’ main event. On a track that was hooked up early in the night, passing would be tough to do on the fast surface.

With some rough patches sprinkled in both ends of the speedway, Vander Weerd would have to tip-toe at times, though was able to make headway. Using a late restart, Vander Weerd would pick up some late positions and end his night with a fifth place finish.

Saturday night’s surface would go slick and wide, and the feature event would see little passing. Opening the night up with the third fastest lap of the night during time trials, Vander Weerd pick up a second place finish during his heat race.

Lining up sixth in the feature event, RVW would shine in the early stages as he worked his way forward and got as high as the second spot as he chased after brother, Jace, and Ryan Bernal.

Once into second, Vander Weerd would try to get the top to come in as much of the field paraded around the bottom of the speedway, but it was just too far around and he was unable to make up ground.

By the time he opted to settle to the bottom of the speedway, he was back in the fifth spot, and would go on to pick up his second top-five of the weekend.

“It was pretty uneventful on the bottom, so I tried to make something happen up top, and it just did not work out,” Vander Weerd added. “I wish our night could have ended better, but still a good weekend.”

Richard and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-1, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-4.

ON TAP: Richard Vander Weerd will be in action this Saturday night in Hanford, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Vander Weerd Racing by ‘Liking’ them on facebook at www.facebook.com/VanderWeerdRacing.

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F&F Racing Tabs Colby Copeland to Pilot Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes No. x1JR with Sprint Car Challenge Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA- As the April 1st season opener with the upstart Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards quickly approaches; F&F Racing is excited to announce that Colby Copeland will pilot the Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes No. x1JR entry at all series events alongside teammate, Mason Moore.

“Unfortunately things didn’t work out with Antaya Motorsports in 2017, and I thank them for the opportunity they gave me, but with that door closing I am extremely excited for the opportunity to work with F&F Racing in 2017,” Colby Copeland said.

Having success in the 360ci ranks over the last few seasons, Copeland teams up with the F&F Racing team fresh off their Placerville Speedway Championship with Mason Moore in 2016.

With the help of Econo Lube-N-Tune & Brakes, F&F Racing is able to field a second car, and have two drivers in the field capable of claiming the inaugural SCCT championship.

“We are thrilled to have more support from Econo Lube-N-Tune & Brakes in 2017, and very excited to have Colby Copeland join our team,” said Steve Tucelli and Alan Bradway. “Mason is excited to have a teammate, and we are looking forward to the season opener. We also encourage fans to visit our website, www.fnfracing.com, and print out an oil change coupon and visit Econo Lube-N-Tune & Brakes.”

Copeland and F&F Racing would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: F&F Racing will be back in action on April 1st in Antioch, CA

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Colby by following him on Twitter @ColbyCopeland24.

 

 

Mason Moore and F&F Racing Open Season With Third Place Finish in Marysville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- After an extremely successful 2016 season together, Mason Moore and the F&F Racing team opened their 2017 campaign up with a third place finish in Marysville, CA on Saturday night.

“We shook down a new car in preparation for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour opener in a couple of weeks, and we were pleased with how we performed,” Mason Moore said. “We would have loved to have been two spots better, but we will continue to try and get better weekly.”

Getting the night kicked off in fine form, Moore would time the Geico/Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Levin’s Auto Supply backed No. x1 machine in second fastest in qualifying time trials before racing his way to a second place finish in heat race competition.

Pulling the last row in the redraw, Moore would grid the field from the seventh starting spot in the feature event. When the green flag dropped on the main, the Princeton, CA driver would quickly move up into the fifth spot.

Running strong on the Marysville Raceway surface, Moore pick up a few more spots as he took over the third position and began battling with Tony Gualda for the runner up spot.

Trying everything in his arsenal to get into the second position, Moore just could not clear his competitor and would occupy the final position on the podium when the checkered flag flew on the feature.

“I was personally really happy with the feel of our new car,” Moore said. “These guys always give me a good car, and it is nice to know we are right where we left off at the end of last season.”

Moore would like to thank Geico, Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Levin’s Auto Supply, Garth Moore Insurance, LRB Race Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Sierra Single Ply, Lucas Oil, RPI, and Encore Catering for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: F&F Racing will be back in action on April 1st in Antioch, CA

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Mason by following him on Twitter @MasonMooreRacin.

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Up and Down Weekend for Willie Croft

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting right back in the thick of things with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Willie Croft would have and up and down trip to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

“It was an interesting weekend for us,” Willie Croft said. “We would have really good speed one time on the track and struggle the next. If we can get consistent I think we will be right up front.”

Friday night kicked off the two-night extravaganza in Tulare, CA, and the Roseville, CA resident would kick things off by timing in 12th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Croft would battle with Carson Macedo and Brent Marks for position before settling for fourth and transferring the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed entry into the ‘A’ main event.

On a track that was choppy in places, the action would pick up during the feature event. Battling for position inside the Top-10, Croft would catch the notorious Tulare rut in turns one and two and when his machine came back on all fours he would lose power and come to a stop.

Not sure of the issue, Croft would push back off and tag the rear of the field but something wasn’t quite right and Croft would pull into the infield and go to work under his hood following the race.

Back in action on Saturday night, Croft’s night would not get off to the start he was looking for as he would find himself on the back end of the speed chart following time trials.

Finishing seventh in his heat race, “Double Down” would be forced into the night’s Last Chance Showdown where he would grid the field from the 12th starting spot.

In the LCS, Croft came alive and began picking off cars at will. Getting into the fifth spot, Croft would need just one more position to transfer into the feature event. Battling with Brian Brown in the closing laps, Croft’s transfer bid would come up just short and his night would end with no transfer position.

“We got better and better on Saturday night, and just ended up one spot short of the ‘A’, Croft added. “Tulare is a place we typically run well at, so it was a little frustrating to struggle there. My guys are working hard, and we will try and do better this weekend in Stockton (CA).”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, QTM, XYZ, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: Willie Croft will follow the World of Outlaws to Stockton, CA this weekend for a two night program slated for Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

TK Thrills at Tulare with Roth Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back aboard a potent Roth Motorsports entry to open up his 2017 season, Tim Kaeding thrilled the crowd during two nights of action in Tulare, CA as he recorded a pair of Top-10 finishes with the World of Outlaws.

“I was pretty happy with how things went considering I had not been in a car since November,” Tim Kaeding said. “Dennis and Teresa Roth always have a great equipment, and Todd, Jeff, and Cori worked hard all weekend to give me a great car.”

Known for his high flying ways at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA, the San Jose, CA native opened the weekend up by timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments No. 83jr machine sixth fastest in qualifying time trials.

On a heavy surface in heat race action, TK would finish in the third spot and punch his ticket into the 35-lap ‘A’ Main. Lining up in the fifth row of the feature event, Kaeding would work around the tricky track battling with the likes of Ian Madsen and his teammate Kyle Hirst.

Falling out of the Top-10 at one point of the race, TK would get the high side working, and would race his way forward up well into the Top-10. As the laps clicked off and action picked up all over the speedway, Kaeding would take the checkered flag in the 10th spot.

Back in action one night later, Kaeding would have issues in time trials and would ultimately end up 24th on the speed charts. Lining up sixth in his heat race, TK would make a couple of big moves to get up into fourth and safely transfer into the 35-lap finale.

Getting collected in another drivers stoppage on the fifth lap, Kaeding would tag the back of the pack and put on a show during the final 30-laps of the race. With the track slick on this night, Kaeding would pass cars at will as he moved into the Top-10 before the rubber would go down on the speedway.

Battling with Carson Macedo on the rubber, Kaeding would hold the spot and close the weekend out with an eighth place finish.

“It is great to run well for Dennis and Teresa Roth since it is so close to their home base,” TK added. “We would have loved to have been up front battling for the win, but I have to thank them for allowing me to run with the Outlaws in California, and hopefully we can be up front at Stockton this weekend.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, Southern Pacific Farms, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Astro Titanium for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: TK and Roth Motorsports return to action on Friday and Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-2.

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.

 

 

Cory Eliason and Antaya Motorsports Set Their Sights on Stockton, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Battling some first race bugs over the weekend in Tulare, CA, Cory Eliason and Antaya Motorsports already have their sights set on this weekend’s event in Stockton, CA.

“It was our first race of the season, and our first race together, and we had some issues arise that slowed us down a little bit,” Cory Eliason said. “We would have liked to be a little bit better than we were, but it’s a long season.”

Friday night would get underway with Eliason timing the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association/Fire Protection Management, Inc./TW Performance backed No. 20 machine in 23rd fastest in time trials.

Running eighth in his heat, Eliason would be forced into the Last Chance Showdown where he would line up in the fourth spot. Fighting some issues in the semi, Eliason would slip back to the seventh spot and the team’s night would come to an end.

Saturday marked a new day, and things would get off to a much better start as the Kingsburg, CA driver would time in seventh fastest during qualifications.

Starting on the front row of his heat race alongside Donny Schatz, Eliason would finish in the third spot and transfer into the 35-lap ‘A’ Main event. Lining up in the sixth row of the feature, Eliason would battle back in the 11th and 12th spot in the early goings of the race.

On the 11th lap, contact with another car would prove detrimental to Antaya Motorsports’ night as a broken part in the suspension would bring the team’s night to an end.

“Everyone worked hard, and we worked to all get on the same page and I think we got going in the right direction as the weekend went on,” Eliason added. “I have to thank everyone who works on this thing, and Larry Antaya for giving me a great opportunity.”

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fire Protection Management, Inc., TW Performance, Kaeding Performance, Cardinal Paint and Powder, Tool World, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, and Shiro’s Collision Center for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: Eliason and the Antaya Motorpsorts team will return to action on Friday and Saturday night in Stockton, CA. Antaya Motorsports would also like to remind everyone that the Good Guys Rod and Custom Car Show will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday in Pleasanton, CA.

 

 

Hirst Charges to 8th with World of Outlaws in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting a rep for being one of the toughest drivers in California at Thunderbowl Raceway over the last few years, Kyle Hirst had a nice showing there with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series as he worked his way from 14th to finish eighth on Friday night.

“It has been such a good start to this 2017 season, and I owe it all to the Roth Motorsports guys,” Kyle Hirst said. “We ran into some bad luck on Saturday night, but overall we have been pretty good each and every night so far this year.”

The Paradise, CA pilot opened the weekend up by timing the Roth Enterprises/Roth Investments/HR Livestock Transportation backed No. 83 machine in 14th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Starting and finishing fourth in his heat race, Hirst would move on to the 35-lap feature event where he would line up in the seventh row. Finding a nice line that worked for him on a tricky Thunderbowl Raceway surface, Hirst would work into the Top-10 where he battled his teammate, Tim Kaeding, Paul McMahan, and Donny Schatz.

A couple of late restarts would make this interesting as the three-time King of the West Champion would pick up an eighth place finish at the line.

Returning to action on Saturday night for the conclusion of the two-day event, Hirst would time in 17th fastest in qualifying time trials before finish sixth in his heat race. Forced into the ‘Last Chance Showdown’ Hirst would thrill the crowd during a battle with Greg Wilson before taking over the second spot for good and moving into the feature event.

Getting off to a quick start in the first few laps of the race, Hirst would make contact with the wall on the fourth lap, and would pull into the work area when the caution flew on the fifth lap to hopefully make repairs.

It was discovered the issue was terminal, and Hirst’s night would be cut short.

“You hate to have ‘DNF’s’, but you have to forget about them and worry about your next race,” Kyle Hirst said. “I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for continuing to let us come out and run a bunch of races, and hopefully this weekend we can get back up front in Stockton, CA like we were able to last year.”

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 2017.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 5, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 3.

ON TAP: Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will continue on with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this coming weekend in Stockton, 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.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss will open 2017 season Friday at Williams Grove Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (March 21, 2017) - In hopes that the third time really is a charm, Brock Zearfoss will begin his 2017 season this Friday night, March 24, at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; a facility well-known to the Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native for reasons more obvious than not.

Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley’s Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Invisible Glass/Walker Performance Filtration/No. 3Z, finished ninth in the Williams Grove Speedway championship standings in 2016, earning one 410ci victory, the first of his career, on Friday, June 3. This Friday’s Williams Grove Speedway season opener will award $3,800.

“I think we are all tired of sitting around,” Brock Zearfoss explained. “We had an opportunity to shake down the car during a Port Royal Speedway practice a few weeks back, so that was a benefit. The car felt good. We weren’t too far off, so I think we’ll be right where we need to be when we drop the gate on Friday. Hopefully Mother Nature actually cooperates.”

Brock Zearfoss will continue his first weekend of competition with action at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday, March 25. Like Williams Grove Speedway, the “Jonestown Jet” showed success at Port Royal Speedway in 2016; finishing second in the final track championship standings, as well as finding victory lane on one occasion. The upcoming Port Royal season opener will award $3,200.

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure and ‘follow’ the ‘Jonestown Jet’ on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing.

2017 Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise is now available and can be found at all scheduled events.

Recent Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 Sprint Car track championship.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: N/A

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, Tate and Sons Firewood.

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

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Jonathan Jorgenson Ready For More Midget Racing In 2017
By Ben Deatherage

Tacoma, Washington- 2016 would witness Jonathan Jorgenson make his Midget debut. Although he didn’t make every single race of the Northwest Focus Midget Series schedule he did manage to make over half of the shows. Of the elven races, the Tacoma driver would attend Jonathan posted four top fives and his best result was a second-place finish at Deming Speedway, on August 19th, during the first night of the Big Al Memorial.

“Last year we were going to do more Wingless Sprint stuff but ended up staying with the Midget,” stated Jorgenson, “it was a good year of learning about the car and how they operate. Now that we have some experience under our belt I can’t wait for this season.”

Although Jorgenson’s team is still in the process of launching their full 2017 schedule they do have a rough idea of how it will all play out. The Jorgenson Manufacturing/Shareway Industries/D.G. Machine #2J entry plans on making all ten of the Northwest Focus Midget Series point races and will run non-series Midget races as well. He will also make the long journeys south at the end of the year to Southern Oregon Speedway, in White City, and Chico, California’s Silver Dollar Speedway.

“I think Chico will be perfect for the Midgets and it’s going to be great being two nights. Also, Southern Oregon will be another good track and has some really good clay.”

Back in 2015, Jonathan finished third in points with the Northwest Wingless Tour. In 2017 the team will still make some Non-Wing Sprint events when the schedule allows. He will most definitely have quite the diverse schedule no matter what and where he shows up with or at. You can stay updated by visiting the team Instagram at “Amocat0”.

For all the latest news and info regarding the Northwest Focus Midget Series visit http://www.northwestfocusmidgets.com/ You can also get information via your favorite mobile device by checking out the Northwest Focus Midget Series page on Facebook or on Twitter @NW_focus. If you can’t make it to the races you can listen LIVE on the RacinBoys Broadcast Network at http://www.racinboys.com/


2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Schedule:
Friday, April 14th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, April 29th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Friday, May 5th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (NWFMS Round 1)
Saturday, May 6th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Saturday, May 20th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Saturday, May 27th-Southern Oregon Speedway-White City, Oregon (NWFMS Round 2)
Friday, June 2nd-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, June 3rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Saturday, June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (NWFMS Round 3)
Friday, June 16th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Thursday, June 22nd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Friday, June 23rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Friday, June 30th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Saturday, July 1st-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Friday, July 7th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (NWFMS Round 4)
Saturday, July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (NWFMS Round 5)
Friday, July 28th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, July 29th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (NWFMS Round 6)
Saturday, August 5th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Friday, August 11th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, August 26th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (NWFMS Round 7)
Friday, September 1st-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Sunday, September 3rd-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (NWFMS Round 8)
Friday, September 8th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Friday, September 29th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (NWFMS Round 9)
Saturday, September 30th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (NWFMS Round 10)

Former Northwest Focus Midget Series Champions
2015- Tristan Thomas
2016- Nick Evans

 

 

Buddy Kofoid picks up first win of the season during Marysville Raceway point opener

By Gary Thomas

Marysville, CA – March 21, 2017…Taking to the Marysville Raceway for the first time in competitive action on Saturday Penngrove, California’s Buddy Kofoid put together a near perfect night, en route to scoring his first main event victory of the season.

Despite never competing at the track in an actual race before, Kofoid did have numerous laps around the quarter-mile from his time running a Sprint Car during practice nights in previous years. It was in fact at those practice nights where the Dan Simpson Racing team first took note of the now 15-year-old.

Kofoid opened the night last Saturday by setting his first fast time of season with a clocking of 12.167 around the Marysville bullring. After driving from fourth to second in the opening heat race he then lined up from the fourth starting position in the 25-lap feature event. At the waving of the green flag he settled into position and ran solid until an incident between the first and second corners took out the leaders early on.

During the ensuing restart Kofoid now found himself in the lead of the race aboard the Dan Simpson Racing/ Gary Silva Ranches/ Sonoma Paint Center No. 4s mount. The remainder of the feature saw him navigate traffic to perfection and hold off a fast moving Tony Gualda by 0.535 seconds to claim victory at the checkered flag. After winning a trio of main events last season it marked Kofoid’s fourth career Winged Sprint Car triumph in his home state of California.

“It felt great to get the win in Marysville last Saturday night,” Kofoid commented. “The Marysville Raceway is a place where I got my first taste of driving a Sprint Car during the old practice nights, so it’s always a special track to me. We had a really good car all evening long and I can’t thank my entire team enough for all their hard work. It’s going to be a fun season and we have a lot of racing on tap. Hopefully this will be a sign of things to come in 2017.”

This Saturday night March 25 will see Kofoid and Dan Simpson Racing make the trip to Petaluma Speedway for the first Pit Stop USA Shootout race of the season. “We look forward to running Petaluma this weekend,” said Kofoid. “It’s a fun track to drive and it will be nice to get some laps there before the Sprint Car Challenge Tour event in late-April. Hopefully we can back up our Marysville performance with another win come Saturday.”

The following weekend then finds Kofoid in action at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico on Friday March 31 for round two of the Civil War Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster. The next night on Saturday April 1 they will be on hand at Antioch Speedway for the inaugural event with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards. Kofoid will hope for a solid night as he begins his bid at the SCCT championship.

Buddy Kofoid would like to thank Dan Simpson Racing, Gary Silva Ranches, Sonoma Paint Center, Red Line Oil and Dr. Ray Ramos for their support in 2017.

Marysville Raceway Quick Recap March 18-

Qualified (1st), Heat Race (2nd), A-main (1st)

Upcoming Races-

Saturday March 25: Petaluma Speedway Petaluma, CA (Pit Stop USA Shootout) Friday March 31: Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA (Civil War Series) Saturday April 1: Antioch Speedway Antioch, CA (Sprint Car Challenge Tour)

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Baughman Records Top 10 During Opening Night of Spring Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (March 21, 2017) - Josh Baughman posted an eighth-place result during the opening round of the 44 th annual Spring Nationals last weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"Honestly, we didn't have a great weekend," he said. "We were chasing balance all weekend. We were fortunate on Friday. We moved forward, but I think we should have been better."

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader began on Friday with Baughman advancing from second to win a heat race. He then picked up a position to finish fifth in a qualifier. That was good enough to lock him into the 13 th starting position for the main event.

"We got lucky enough to draw good enough and put ourselves in position, but we weren't good enough to go forward," he said. "We gained a few positions in the feature so that was a positive and we came out of there with a top 10, but our goals are higher than that."

Baughman rallied from 13th to place eighth, which marked his first top 10 of the season.

Unfortunately, the team didn't fare as well on Saturday.

"We struggled all night from the first green flag," he said. "We weren't able to gain anything. We tried a couple of different things. In the B Main we finally got the car to rotate and we got up to fourth, but just weren't in position to get a transfer."

Baughman placed fourth in a heat race before a DNF in a qualifier relegated him to a B Main. He then advanced from eighth to fourth place, which was one spot shy of a transfer into the main event.

"We're putting Devil's Bowl behind us and we're going to start over," he said. "I think Wayne (Priddy) found some things to change and we should be good moving forward."

Baughman is scheduled to compete this Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA before making his debut at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., on Sunday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"We need to go out and win," he said. "Out of three races we need to win one and be in the top five every night. Our goal in the 360 car is to win or at least be in the top five each race."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 5 (6); Feature: 8 (13).

March 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 4 (4); Qualifier: 10 (7); B Main: 4 (8).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and Sunday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PPG

PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, and fiber glass. The company was founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.PPG.com.

"We've done business with PPG for a few years and we're excited to have that partnership carry over to the race team," Baughman said. "We look forward to taking the PPG brand into Victory Lane."

Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, Beard Equipment, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, Precision Catalyst, B&H Industrial Supplies, Bombshell Designs, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, HMS Motorsports, Schroth Racing, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Engler Machine & Tool, Bosch, Car & Fleet, Kistler Racing Engines and Moss Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Bryant Sees Big Improvement in SawBlade.com Backed Team at Devil's Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (March 21, 2017) - Tommy Bryant felt his SawBlade.com sponsored Cooper Motorsports team made big strides last weekend at the 44th annual Spring Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Bryant said he is encouraged with the handling and speed the car showed all weekend during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader, which featured nearly 50 competitors.

"We drew a 63 pill Friday and a 64 pill Saturday which put us in the back of the heats," he said. "In the five races we've run this year I haven't drawn a pill lower than a 60. But if you look at our lap times in every race we were among the top five fastest cars on the track. We just need a little luck. And starting that far back in the heat … there were some guys playing games on the start. For one heat I had to ride the brakes so hard on the start they were glowing before we took the green. Starting that far back also means you are in dirty air and it's hard to make up ground."

The event began last Friday when Bryant charged from seventh to a fourth-place showing in his heat race, garnering a lot of passing points to put him in a qualifier race. A seventh-place result relegated Bryant to a B Main, where a runner-up finish earned a transfer into the back of the main event.

"We missed the setup for the qualifier and that put us in the B Main and we raced into the show," he said. "We were way too loose in the feature and a bolt fell out of the wing so I just pulled in."

Bryant was credited with a 20th-place result.

A bad pill draw once again put Bryant at the tail of his heat race on Saturday. He was able to gain a position and make a qualifier, in which he advanced two positions. A fifth-place finish in a B Main ended his night.

"The car was super fast and we were on pace with the fastest cars all weekend," he said. "The shock changes we made from Florida really helped get us that forward bite we were missing."

The SawBlade.com sponsored team will return to action this Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region. In his last race at Battleground Speedway last September, Bryant battled for the win. However, during a red flag a broken bleeder took the tire pressure too low and made the car tight. Bryant ended with a fourth-place showing.

"We have some really good notes from Devil's Bowl that will help us at Battleground," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 4 (7); Qualifier: 7 (3); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 20 (20).

March 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 6 (7); Qualifier: 6 (8); B Main: 6 (5).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the 10 th annual Gulf Coast Nationals with ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com.

"We owe it to SawBlade to keep working and digging for better results," Bryant said. "We've made huge progress and if we get a little luck we will put SawBlade into Victory Lane."

Bryant would also like to thank Cooper Motorsports, Dissolvalloy, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Westside Truck and Trailer, Leo's Automotive and DRII Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Hanks Plays it Smart at Spring Nationals Following Early Engine Trouble

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (March 21, 2017) - Brandon Hanks got off to a rough start last weekend at the 44th annual Spring Nationals.

Hanks had quickly maneuvered from sixth into fourth place during his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race on Friday night when a mechanical problem ended the race early at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"I was about to pass a guy for third down the front straightaway on Lap 2 and I started losing power," he said. "I looked at my gauges and everything was fine. Then the guy started pulling away from me. It didn't take long for me to realize this thing was blowing up so I shut it off."

The team called it a night following the problem and put in the spare engine for Saturday's finale at the big track.

"We had some real good speed," he said. "We had some minor things we could have worked on, but we were in the ballpark."

Hanks finished second in a heat race, which advanced him into the third starting position in a qualifier.

"On the initial start I took the lead and we ran a lap and the caution came out," he said. "They said we didn't complete a lap and reverted back to the original start and this time the car stumbled. Just that little hesitation and I didn't get a good restart and I was sixth coming out of turn two."

Hanks placed seventh in the qualifier. That relegated him to a B Main, in which he recorded a third-place result to garner the final transfer into the back of the main event.

"I've only got one motor left," he said. "I told my dad if I was making headway I'd keep going, but if I wasn't going anywhere or we got strung out I was going to pull in."

Hanks advanced a few positions before he elected to pull into the pits early. He was credited with an 18th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: DNF (6); B Main: DNS (-).

March 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 2 (2); Qualifier: 7 (3); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 18 (22).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanks-Motorsports/135263046488177

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 D&B Farms, Penske Racing Shocks, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and J-R1 for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Progresses Throughout Shamrock Classic With New Team

Inside Line Promotions - DU QUOIN, Ill. (March 21, 2017) - Derek Hagar is satisfied with the improvement the Hagar Proctor Racing team showed during its debut last Saturday at the Southern Illinois Center for the USAC National Midget Series Shamrock Classic.

"It was up and down," he said. "We had a new car, new motor and new team. We didn't have anywhere to shake the car down before the race so we threw ourselves to the wolves."

Hagar kicked off the event by finishing fifth in a heat race before placing 10th in a qualifier. That relegated him toward the back of the B Main.

"We had issues taking off and then with the setup," he said. "By the time the B Main came around we got it figured out. We made a good run, but had a couple of driver errors and missed the show by a couple of spots. We hit on something pretty good for the B Main. If it wasn't for me stalling the car trying to avoid a wreck we might have had a shot at a transfer.

"We got to ninth or 10th and they had a wreck. I got on the brakes a little hard and it stalled the engine. I had to restart at the back and got all the way up to sixth, but Chad Boat got me with a couple of laps to go."

Hagar finished seventh in the B Main to miss a transfer by only three positions.

"We kept working at it," he said. "We had a good baseline to go off and we tweaked on it every time we got on the race track. I think we made a lot of progress and I'm excited to see what that team can do the next time out."

Hagar will return to his winged sprint car this Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA. He swept the doubleheader last season and this year it pays $15,000 to win.

"We'll see what the weekend holds for us," he said. "Hopefully we can put together two solid nights and sweep the weekend like we did last year."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 18 - Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. - Heat race: 5 (1); Qualifier: 10 (8); B Main: 7 (14).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing

Since 2002, B&D Towing and Recovery, which is located in Marion, Ark., has been the exclusive source for professional towing, recovery and transport by major Memphis truck dealerships, parcel delivery companies, nationwide trucking firms and more. For more information, visit http://www.BnDTowing.com.

"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, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

 

 

White Charges to Top 15 During Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Opener

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (March 21, 2017) - Harli White had a new race car and a rebuilt engine entering the 44th annual Spring Nationals last weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Unfortunately, the combination didn't quite work during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season-opening doubleheader.

"On Friday night we fought engine issues all night," she said. "It was acting like a fuel problem, but it ended up being ignition. It was a rebuilt engine and everything was golden off the dyno. It had a different sound to it. It just didn't run right."

The team scrambled to fix the problem throughout Friday's opening round, when White placed fourth in a heat race, eighth in a qualifier and third in a B Main to transfer into the back of the main event.

"It wasn't to its full potential," she said. "We didn't have time to focus on the actual car because of it. We didn't have the speed there."

White was able to maneuver from 22nd to a 15th-place finish in the main event despite the problem.

The team returned to the track on Saturday for the event finale, which began with White ending fifth in a heat race and ninth in a qualifier after the problem fully emerged.

"It finally let go Saturday in the qualifier so I wasn't able to finish," she said. "We changed engines in time to race the B Main."

White capped the weekend with a seventh-place result in the B Main, which was only four positions shy of transferring into the main event.

"We're switching back to 'old faithful' this weekend," she said. "It's the same car we raced in Florida and have had a lot of success with."

White will return to action this Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA before racing Sunday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Additionally, White will have new hats, t-shirts and long-sleeve t-shirts available for sale at her race trailer beginning this weekend.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 4 (5); Qualifier: 8 (8); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 15 (22).

March 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 5 (5); Qualifier: 9 (8); B Main: 7 (7).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 3 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and Sunday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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 - The Mower Shop

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"The Olson's are super nice people," White said. "They have a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation each year and raise a lot of money for a great cause, including more than $120,000 in 2015. They are a perfect fit for Harli White Racing and we're so happy to have them as part of the team."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Lucas Oil Products, Inc., The Body Works, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Tony Stewart to Compete in All-Stars’ May Kokomo Race

‘Smoke’ To Make Only 410 Sprint Car Indiana Start

In Arctic All-Stars Presented by Ford Performance Event

INDIANAPOLIS - (March 21, 2017) – There’s something special about racing in Indiana during the month of May and, for motorsports icon and Indiana native Tony Stewart, having at least one night of racing back home on his 2017 schedule was a must. Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) announced today that Stewart will be part of the field for the May 19 Arctic Cat All-Stars (ASCoC) presented Ford Performance event at Kokomo (Indiana) Speedway.

The Friday-night event is the only Winged Sprint car race at the quarter-mile, high-banked dirt oval this year and the only 410-cubic inch Sprint car race that Stewart is scheduled to contest in his home state of Indiana in 2017. The Columbus native will be making his first start with All-Stars at the facility after previously racing there with the World of Outlaws and competing numerous times early in his career in both Midgets and non-Wing Sprint cars.

“I’m really looking forward to being part of a great night in Kokomo,” said Stewart, who will drive the TSR No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J. “Racing on Friday night is a tradition in Indiana. When I was growing up, we spent the weekends chasing races at dirt-track races Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And, for the event to be in May, it just makes it that much more special. I raced there a few years ago with the World of Outlaws and the races were some of the best they had all season. The Arctic Cat All-Stars have a talented group of guys racing with them and I’m sure it’s going to be a great show. Hopefully, we can be part of something special and give all the Indiana fans something to be really proud of.”

The program will include a complete show of qualifying, heat races, dash events and feature race that pays $5,000 to the winner. The USAC SpeeD2 midgets will also be on the card. Stewart will be hosting a special autograph session at his merchandise trailer at 5 p.m. for those who purchase the first 150 tickets online. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance by visiting https://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1528. Reserved seats are $30, general admission tickets are $25 and pit passes are $35. Children 10 and under are free – grandstand only. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. More information is available by visiting www.allstarsprint.com.

Stewart returned to Sprint car racing in February with the Arctic Cat All-Stars at Bubba Raceway Park in Florida. The former NASCAR champion will compete with several series in both 410- and 360-cubic inch events throughout the season. He is a previous All-Star winner, scoring his first triumph with the series at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia back in February 2012.

Keep up with Stewart’s progress in the TSR No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J during his return to Sprint car racing through the Web and social media this season. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.rushtruckcentersracing.com, www.arcticcat.com, www.fordperformance.com, and www.tonystewart.com.

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

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Smith Hard at Work Preparing for Grueling All Star Season

Inside Line Promotions - KUNKLETOWN, Pa. (March 21, 2017) - Since returning home from competing with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last month in Florida, Ryan Smith and the new Leidig/Warko/Smith racing team have been hard at work preparing for racing to get started in the North.

"When we got home from Florida we had a lot of work to do," Smith said. "The toterhome and trailer have a lot of maintenance to be done and we've been busy getting cars updated and ready to take on the All Star tour. It's been a lot of hard work, but both Tom (Leidig) and Rob (Warko) are on board with our plans. We have two cars ready to go and as soon as Ryan Linder (from X-1 Race Cars) gets back up here and gets set up we're going to have him build us another car."

Smith said fans will see him behind the wheel of the yellow No. 59 at some races and the purple No. 94 at others.

"Both Tom and Rob want and deserve to see their cars run," he said. "So when we're in Ohio and some other races I'll be in the No. 59 and when we're in Central Pennsylvania I'll be in the No. 94 car. I'm the registered car owner for the All Star points."

With all the work going into the cars, truck and trailer, Smith isn't sure if he will be racing this coming weekend.

"We will see what the weather looks like," he said. "If not this weekend, for sure the following weekend at Williams Grove and Port Royal and then we're into the meat of the All Star schedule. The big picture is the All Star deal and we're building a team to compete for wins and the title."

After the five shows in Florida, Smith sits 16th in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions championship standings. However, when the teams that will not be following the series all year are taken out, Smith ranks sixth among the All Star regulars. The All Stars get back to business on April 8 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio.

"I can't wait to get to Atomic," he said. "The last time I was there I ran second in their $10,000-to-win deal two years ago."

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., (tentative) and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. (tentative)

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing

Twitter Race Updates: https://twitter.com/DeniseS_SS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denises_ss

APPAREL -

Visit http://www.RyanSmithRacing.com to view the latest apparel options, which include t-shirts and hoodies.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

In 2017, Thunder on the Hill will kick off its 28th season having completed nearly 125 events having divvied up more than $4 million to competitors in a variety of divisions, making Thunder on the Hill one of the most lucrative and diverse special event programs in the Northeast. For more information, visit http://www.TOTHracing.com.

"Thunder on the Hill has been with us for three years now," Smith said. "Bob Miller and his staff are just great people and put on some fantastic events for us racers at Grandview Speedway. We took our car to their mall show last month to help them promote our sport."

Smith would also like to thank The Warko Group, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Fla., G.L.T. Electrical, CnB Chubby, Fighting Angels Foundation, S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, Armbruster Racing Photos, HP Engines, X-1 Race Cars, Rick's Auto Body, TGP Photography, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.

 

 

Johnson Starts 2017 Strong With World of Outlaws at Thunderbowl Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (March 21, 2017) - Chase Johnson opened his sprint car season with a strong start last weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Johnson led the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned team to a 16th -place finish in the main event on Friday to kick off the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader with his best-ever result with the series at the bullring.

"I think the weekend went really well," Johnson said. "With it being in Tulare with the Outlaws, that's not too friendly of a first race. To get everything worked out and gelling correctly feels good."

Johnson started the night by qualifying 15th quickest before he finished where he started - fourth - in a heat race to lock into the 15 th starting position in the main event.

"I timed in well and it made the rest of the night easy," he said. "We knew if we raced well in the heat race we'd be in the A Main. In the feature we moved forward a couple of positions and then backed up a couple. I made too many mistakes and that cost us. If I had eliminated those mistakes we could have got a couple positions."

Johnson finished only one spot shy of tying his career-best overall World of Outlaws result.

"It was a brand new car and we were getting the bugs worked out," he said. "Overall you can't hang your head about a 16th-place finish. The guys I was running with have had five or six races this season. To get rolling good this early feels great."

The weekend concluded on Saturday when Johnson timed in 34th quickest.

"We didn't time in well and it made the rest of the night difficult," he said. "Coming to the checkered flag for the first lap I got the car sideways so that hurt the first lap and my momentum going into my second lap. We knew that where we timed in we were going to have our work cut out for us."

Johnson rallied from ninth to sixth place in a heat race to miss locking into the main event by only one position.

"We tried our best and went from ninth to sixth and barely missed the transfer coming to the checkered," he said. "The Last Chance Showdown reverted back to qualifying times so that made us start third to last. Unfortunately, it went green to checkered with no yellows. It was hard for us to pass a lot of cars to get in the show, but we still went from 14 th to seventh. We were fast, but it didn't play out in our favor."

Johnson said the team will compete in approximately two dozen 410ci winged sprint car races, a dozen 410 non-wing sprint car races and 15 360 winged sprint car races this season.

The next event is this Friday and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 17 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 16 (15).

March 18 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 34; Heat race: 6 (9); B Main: 7 (14).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the FVP Western Spring Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chase.Johnson.Racing1

APPAREL -

Johnson has No. 68 t-shirts and sweatshirts as well as Chase Johnson shirts for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - PitStopUSA.com

PitStopUSA.com is an online motor sports superstore that offers more than 40,000 different circle track parts, supplies, tools and accessories from more than 400 of the premier brands in the industry. PitStopUSA.com specializes in racing safety equipment and is proud to offer the widest assortment anywhere. For more information, visit http://www.PitStopUSA.com.

"Pit Stop USA has been a huge supporter of mine since the beginning of my sprint car career in 2010," Johnson said. "Pit Stop USA not only makes sure that I have the correct safety equipment needed, but offers only the best products we bolt onto our race cars. They have made race shopping easy with their great customer service and a top of the line website. I couldn't be happier to represent the online motor sports superstore."

Johnson would also like to thank Newman Freeman Racing, Johnny Franklin's Mufflers, Flowmaster, Woodland Napa Auto Parts, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bell Helmets, Champion Machine, VanLare Steering Repair, Swift Metal Finishing, Shifty Illusions, Oroville Cycle and Chevron Pro-Gas for their continued support.


 

Tankersley Teaming Up With Kyle Turner Motorsports Beginning Saturday at Battleground

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (March 21, 2017) - Channin Tankersley has a new look in 2017.

Tankersley, who moved to Ohio last December for a new job, is teaming up with Kyle Turner Motorsports for approximately 20 races this season. That partnership begins this Saturday when the duo will compete at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the 10th annual Gulf Coast Nationals with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

"I raced a couple of races for him last year," Tankersley said. "It's pretty much a new partnership. He's super laid back and gave me free reign to do it how I want. He gives us what we need and I couldn't ask for anything more than that."

Tankersley said he is flying home later this week to finish the race car in preparation to compete at his home track.

"I'm looking forward to it because I get to race and I get to see my family," he said. "I haven't been back home since around New Year's."

Tankersley is coming off a career-best season when he recorded his second ASCS Gulf South Region championship and five feature victories, including one at Battleground Speedway. He also finished second at the track during the only other ASCS Gulf South Region race at the bullring.

"Battleground Speedway is only a few minutes from my parent's house so we've been there a lot throughout the years," he said. "It's a track I usually run well at so hopefully that trend continues with Kyle Turner Motorsports on Saturday. I think we can be a contender right out of the box."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, for the 10 th annual Gulf Coast Nationals with the ASCS Gulf South Region

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 - Challenger Drilling

Based in Tomball, Texas, Challenger Drilling specializes in providing quality Horizontal Directional Drilling services to a variety of markets, including Oil and Gas Transmission, Cathodic Protection, Water and Sewer. For more information, visit http://www.ChallengerDrilling.com .

"Jeff with Challenger Drilling has been helping me since 2012 and has been a great asset to our team," Tankersley said. "I really appreciate his support."

Tankersley would also like to thank Kyle Turner Motorsports, Blackfoot Electric and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

MyRacePass Creates Pro Platinum Package for Electric City Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (March 21, 2017) - MyRacePass has established a new MRP Pro Platinum track package for Electric City Speedway.

The website - http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.com - has pages showcasing the schedule and results, news, fan and driver information, photos, videos, track history and more.

Electric City Speedway is a 3/10-mile dirt track located in Great Falls, Mont. The track hosts weekly racing from late April through early September with the featured classes including street stock, super stock, Mid West modified and IMCA modified as well as late models and sprint cars at select shows.

The 2017 schedule is loaded with excitement including the introduction of the Rocky Mountain Sprint Cars. These exiting monsters will visit at least four times this year and it could be more. Additionally, the track has a full season planned for the NSA 360ci winged sprint cars. A total of 25 race events plus several practice events and the annual O P Car Show on April 22 fill the schedule.

UTILIZE THE POWER OF THE MYRACEPASS NETWORK -

MyRacePass (MRP), originally Driver Websites, contains much of the racing content people are looking for. Tens of thousands of drivers, more than a thousand race tracks and race series, and more than a million race fans are included in the MyRacePass network. There are communication tools, management tools and promotional tools available for anyone to use. Bottom line - they make promotion and management much easier!

WHY DO YOU NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MYRACEPASS -

There are so many aspects of running a successful race team outside of what you do on the track. It's what you do off the track that draws the attention you need to help with your team's recognition throughout the sport. A website is a very useful tool to keep your sponsors and marketing partners up to date with your racing. With our PRO website packages, you have the ability to track the impressions and clicks your sponsor logos receive while being on your website. You can use that as a tool to show your current marketing partners the benefits of being involved with your race team - solely on the website. You can also use those same tools to help generate new, long-lasting marketing partnerships. On top of that, a website is a great database for your career and with the power of your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

For more information about MyRacePass, be sure to check them out online at http://www.myracepass.com. For instant updates on products/promotions and contests, be sure to follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/myracepass and on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/myracepass .

 

GO-TIME FOR GRAVEL: CJB Motorsports Nabs First Outlaw Victory of Season
Gravel chases down Shane Stewart for first win at Thunderbowl at Raceway

CARLISLE, PA. - March 21, 2017 - David Gravel and his CJB Motorsports team wanted to get off to a better start in 2017 than they did the previous season. With an Outlaw win in the seasons seventh event, some on the team are considering the goal very achievable.

"It felt great to get our first Outlaw win out of the way for sure," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "It just takes that edge off."
The team entered the California swing with something to prove after a modest showing at Las Vegas Motorspeedway. Night one of a weekend doubleheader at Thunderbowl Raceway near Tulare, Calif. yielded a 10th place showing in time trials before impressive runs in the heat race and the Craftsman Club Dash.

"We timed in 10th quick," said Gravel, who won an event at Thunderbowl Raceway last season. "We just had a really fast car all night and made the right moves in the feature. Barry(Jackson) and the crew pound away each and every night. I'm glad we pulled it off."

Flicks of confetti were still around the hauler as CJB returned for the second night looking for a similar result. The team timed in 10th overall for the second straight evening.

"We timed in tenth again," said Gravel. "I screwed up in the heat race but we recovered to finish third. We started the feature and got up to sixth but I spun on a restart so we fell back to 12th. Got back to tenth and the track started to take rubber so we were kind of locked in there."

The Stockton Dirt track is the next venue for the series as it heads into the upgraded facility for another weekend doubleheader on March 24th & 25th. Gravel registered a 9th and 13th place finish in last years events and will be looking for more.

"They reconfigured the front stretch there a little bit," said Gravel. "Looking forward to seeing what it is like and have a good run there. It might be a bit heavy. We'll see."

BOX SCORE:

Date
Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led
3/17/2017 Tulare 10 3 2 6 4 4 1 3
3/18/2017 Tulare 10 3 3 10 10 0

2017 STATS:

Events: 13

Quick Times: 1

Wins: 2

Top-5's: 7

Top-10's: 9

Heat Race Wins: 2

Dash Wins: 2

Average Time Trial: 9.1

Average A-main finish: 7.95

Total Laps Led: 57

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.

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.

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS:
CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with drivers David Gravel & Sammy Swindell. 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, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

 

 

Macedo Surges To Ninth With Tarlton Motorsports Against World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA- After getting dumped early in the Friday night feature event, Carson Macedo came out strong Saturday as he charged from the 19th starting spot to finish ninth.

“I love driving this Tarlton Motorsports car, and have to thank Paul Baines and all of the guys for giving me a great car,” Carson Macedo said.

Timing the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc. No. 21x machine in 16th fastest in time trials, the Lemoore, CA native would advance from fourth to finish third in his heat race.

Moving directly into the feature event, the former King of the West titlist would grid the field from the sixth row for the 35-lap ‘A’ main event. On a tricky surface, Macedo would get going in the early stages of the race before a stoppage occurred on the ninth lap.

The ensuing restart would see contact from another competitor get the Tarlton Motorsports machine out of shape and upside down into the fence ultimately bringing Macedo’s night to and end.

Abel to escape the wreckage without injury, Macedo and Tarlton Motorsports would return to action on Saturday night where he would have an uncharacteristically slow start to the night as he timed in 27th quickest in time trials.

Lining up seventh in his heat race, Macedo would take care of business as he would pick up the final transfer spot into the feature event with his fifth place finish, which would place him 19th on the starting grid for the final race of the weekend.

With the track slick and racy on Saturday night, Macedo was hard on the throttle as he worked his way forward from the back of the pack. Running a patient race, Macedo would find himself up near the Top-10 battling with DJ Netto, as well as with Tim Kaeding.

As the laps ran down, rubber would soon go down on the speedway and much passing progress would come to a halt. Though he would try to grab a spot on a couple of late occasions, Macedo would end his weekend with a hard fought ninth place finish.

Tarlton Racing 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, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2017 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 2, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 0.

ON TAP: Macedo and the Tarlton Motorsports team will be back in action Friday and Saturday night in Tulare, 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

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Takes Lumps at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing his season opening stint with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Parker Price-Miller took some lumps at the daunting Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

“It’s tough out here,” Parker Price-Miller said. “Time trials dictates everything and with how close everything is, the slightest mistake can dictate your night and we are having a tough go.”

The two-night program and Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA got underway Friday night, and the Kokomo, IN wheelman would get things started off by timing the 360 Yield/Chalk Stix/Pioneer backed No. 2 machine in 26th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Stuck in the B main on this night, Price-Miller’s night would come to an end early in the race as cars would get together in front of him, and it would result in his machine getting upside down on the back stretch.

Fortunately with minor damage to his entry, PPM and company were able to make repairs and return to action on Saturday night. Again timing in 26th fastest in qualifying time trials, Price-Miller would finish seventh in his heat race and make a trip to the night’s Last Chance Showdown.

Unable to work his way into the ‘A’, Price-Miller’s weekend would come to a close.

“We are all disappointed with our results, but we aren’t getting down,” Price-Miller said. “We are making our first appearance at some of these tracks, and we are learning on the fly. We will keep at it, and good things will come.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank 360 Yield, Pioneer, DuPont, FlyingAG, Agee Farms, Encirca, Chalk Stix, and PPM Titanium for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller will be back in action with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this Friday and Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

 

 

Hirst Charges to 8th with World of Outlaws in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting a rep for being one of the toughest drivers in California at Thunderbowl Raceway over the last few years, Kyle Hirst had a nice showing there with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series as he worked his way from 14th to finish eighth on Friday night.

“It has been such a good start to this 2017 season, and I owe it all to the Roth Motorsports guys,” Kyle Hirst said. “We ran into some bad luck on Saturday night, but overall we have been pretty good each and every night so far this year.”

The Paradise, CA pilot opened the weekend up by timing the Roth Enterprises/Roth Investments/HR Livestock Transportation backed No. 83 machine in 14th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Starting and finishing fourth in his heat race, Hirst would move on to the 35-lap feature event where he would line up in the seventh row. Finding a nice line that worked for him on a tricky Thunderbowl Raceway surface, Hirst would work into the Top-10 where he battled his teammate, Tim Kaeding, Paul McMahan, and Donny Schatz.

A couple of late restarts would make this interesting as the three-time King of the West Champion would pick up an eighth place finish at the line.

Returning to action on Saturday night for the conclusion of the two-day event, Hirst would time in 17th fastest in qualifying time trials before finish sixth in his heat race. Forced into the ‘Last Chance Showdown’ Hirst would thrill the crowd during a battle with Greg Wilson before taking over the second spot for good and moving into the feature event.

Getting off to a quick start in the first few laps of the race, Hirst would make contact with the wall on the fourth lap, and would pull into the work area when the caution flew on the fifth lap to hopefully make repairs.

It was discovered the issue was terminal, and Hirst’s night would be cut short.

“You hate to have ‘DNF’s’, but you have to forget about them and worry about your next race,” Kyle Hirst said. “I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for continuing to let us come out and run a bunch of races, and hopefully this weekend we can get back up front in Stockton, CA like we were able to last year.”

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 2017.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 5, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 3.

ON TAP: Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will continue on with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this coming weekend in Stockton, 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.

 

 

Paul McMahan Picks Up Tulare Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to his native California, Paul McMahan would pick up a Top-10 finish on Friday night at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

“Overall I was pretty pleased with our car all weekend in Tulare, CA,” Paul McMahan said. “We got moving forward on Friday, and on Saturday we were good again but the driver messed up and got into the wall.”

Timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants No. 4 entry in ninth fastest in qualifying time trials, McMahan would finish fourth in heat race action.

Moving directly into the feature event, McMahan would hold strong back in the 13th spot, as the track was a little heavy when the feature got underway. As the track began to widen out, McMahan would start to pick up positions.

Diamonding off of turn two consistently, McMahan would find himself in a battle with Roth Motorsports teammates Kyle Hirst and Tim Kaeding before taking the checkered flag with a ninth place finish.

Saturday night would get underway with McMahan timing in 18th fastest before finishing fifth in heat race competition.

Lining up in the 18th spot of the feature event, the Nashville, TN resident would get off to a nice start on the slick Thunderbowl Raceway surface as he would begin picking up positions.

On the fifth lap however, McMahan would bang into the Thunderbowl Raceway wall a little to hard and he would come to a stop before taking a trip to the work area.

Making it back out, McMahan would work his way forward a few spots before the rubber went down on the speedway as he finished in the 17th spot.

“I am a little mad at myself for getting into the wall on Saturday night, but it’s nice to be figuring things out with Noisey (Crew Chief Shane Bowers), and getting our car faster each and every night.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Kieizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-15, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-6.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team are back in action this Friday and Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

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 Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

Ian Madsen 12th and 13th With Outlaws in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Following the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to California, Ian Madsen and KCP Racing would record 12th and 13th place finishes to open up their trip in the Golden State at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway.

“We struggled a little in Tulare, CA, but we were able to put together a good run during Saturday’s finale and go from 21st to finish 12th,” Ian Madsen said.

Friday night at the high-banked facility, Madsen would time the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Team Kline Electric backed No. 18 entry in 13th quickest before recording a third place finish in his heat race.

Lining up ninth in the feature event, a rough and tumble track on this night would make things interesting for the 35-lap race. Battling inside the Top-10 during much of the night, a couple of late restarts would plague Madsen and he would end up with a 13th place finish.

Returning to Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday night, Madsen would time in 11th fastest in qualifying time trials. Getting collected by another driver on the start of his heat race, Madsen would end up not finishing the race, thus forcing him into the night’s Last Chance Showdown.

Picking up the win, the St. Marys, NSW driver would transfer into the feature event where he would grid the field from the 21st starting position. With the track wide and slick on this night, Madsen would begin working his way forward on the intimidating racetrack.

Grabbing a handful of spots in the first half of the race, rubber would begin going down on the speedway and action would quiet down. Able to sneak a few more positions, Madsen would cap his night off with a 12th place finish.

“This place can be tough on equipment, so to avoid the fray is good, and to move forward like we did on Saturday night is also good,” Madsen added. “We are looking forward to checking out Stockton this weekend in the weather allows it.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Kline Electric, Greenland Homes, Team Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Des Moines Area Roofing, Quality Traffic Control, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Monarch’s, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-20, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 7, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to Stockton, CA on 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.

 

 

Netto Races With Poise in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though the result sheet wont show just how good he was, DJ Netto showed poise during two night’s of action with the World of Outlaws in Tulare, CA.

“After the trip to Vegas we had, it was nice to get back going strong again in Tulare, CA,” DJ Netto said. “We ended up not finishing both nights, but I was happy with how our car felt both nights, and happy with the speed we had.”

Forced to overcome a slow start following Friday night’s 31st quick effort in qualifying time trials, Netto would finish seventh in his heat race aboard the Tri-C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain backed No. 3c.

Making a stop in the Last Chance Showdown, the Hanford, CA driver would put on a show from his 11th starting position. With a heavy right foot, Netto would race his way to a third place finish and keep his night going as he advanced to the 35-lap feature event.

Lining up 23rd in the A, Netto would continue to move forward on the aggressive Thunderbowl Raceway. Working his way up to the 16th spot, Netto would get into the wall and collapse his right rear wheel and would be scored in the 20th spot.

Saturday night would see Netto build on the speed he found Friday night as he would time in fourth fastest overall in time trials before recording a second place finish in his heat race.

Lining up eighth in the Dash, Netto would improve his starting spot in the feature event by one row, and would take the green flag for the 35-lapper from the sixth starting spot.

The initial start would be good to the Hanford, CA product as he jumped up into the fourth spot.

Battling with the likes of Brad Sweet, and Shane Stewart, Netto would continue to hold down a top-five position. When the caution flew on the 11th lap, Netto felt his right rear going down on air pressure. Hoping to build the pressure back up during green flag racing, Netto would remain on the track.

When the racing action came back to life, things were tough on Netto as the flat right rear tire would make his car a bit difficult to maneuver as he slowly lost positions. As the laps clicked on, Netto’s machine got worse and he ultimately would pull into the infield with a flat and be credited with a 22nd place finish.

“We were really good in the B and the A on Friday night, and all night Saturday,” Netto added. “My guys worked hard and really got me feeling good again, but it didn’t work out for us. We will keep at it and see what we can do this week in Stockton, CA.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-8, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: DJ Netto returns to racing with the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

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Huge Field of Wingless Sprints To Crash Eureka Series Finale

With a stout field of Sprintcars nominated for this Saturday nights Grand Final of the Eureka Sprintcar Series another Series Finale has also attracted an amazing list of entrants.

The Victorian Wingless Sprint Super Series as supported by The Tyre Factory, Warrnambool looks to be a battle in two for the Championship, but that hasn’t stopped 52 drivers from every part of the State as well as one or two interstate invaders from entering this Saturday’s Grand Final.

Simpson’s Luke Weel in the Heytesbury Stockfeeds back V28 entry has been the stand-out competitor all season long in the Super Series and currently enjoys a 154 point lead in the points standings from Dayn Bentvelzen who this season has performed admirably at the wheel of the Adrian Densley owned, Pro-Finish Concrete backed V32.

Popular racer Glenn Watts in V35 car as supported by Watts Excavations is another to have shown class throughout the season and currently appears to be battling the nicely turned out Mother Energy Drink backed S35 entry of Mt. Gambier’s Mitchell Broome has also been consistently good all summer.

Watts only enjoys a slender buffer of just 25 points in what essentially is a battle for third place, while back in fifth perennial hard charger Rhys Baxter, V81 Webber & Chivell, will also be eyeing off a strong finish to the Super Series at a venue he has traditionally been strong at.

The top in points is then rounded out by Daniel Storer (Castrol Edge V43), Travis Millar (Cooper Street Self Storage V2), the Salt Electrical V61 of Marcus Green, Carly Walsh (Essendon Ford V4) and the Moore Plant Hire S57 of Robert Heard.

The good news for all race fans is that every driver currently in the top ten in points for the Wingless Sprint Super Series will be in action at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool which should result in some frenetic on-track action.

With public gates set to open at 4.00pm and cars on track at 5.00pm as well as an amazing support cast from the Wingless Sprints as more than 40 drivers and teams battle it out for a round of their Super Series, this is going to be a great night of Speedway action.

Tickets are available at the gate or on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

Current Wingless Sprint Super Series Points – Top 20:

1. V28 Luke Weel – 1179 points.
2. V32 Dayn Bentvelzen – 1625 points.
3. V35 Glenn Watts – 1341 points.
4. S35 Mitchell Broome – 1316 points.
5. V81 Rhys Baxter – 1254 points.
6. V43 Daniel Storer – 1243 points.
7. V2 Travis Millar – 1173 points.
8. V61 Marcus Green – 1072 points.
9. V4 Carly Walsh – 995 points.
10. S57 Robert Heard – 876 points.
11. V67 Chris Halesworth – 805 points.
12. V60 Steven Hateley – 748 points.
13. V95 Geoff Cook – 732 points.
14. V78 Jason Langdon – 700 points.
15. V16 Wayne Logue – 691 points.
16. V33 Luke Storer – 661 points.
17. V98 Peter Logue – 661 points.
18. V76 Ben Doukas – 592 points.
19. V44 Michael Parry – 590 points.
20. V45 Bhoe Paterson – 569 points.

 

 

Sprint Series of Oklahoma Season Kicks off This Saturday Night!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – March 20, 2017 – It’s time for the long-awaited season opener for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products as they open their sophomore season this Saturday night, March 25, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma. This event will also be race two for the Sprint Series of Texas IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series.

Defending inaugural series and IMCA Sprint Car national champion Andy Shouse will be back to defend his series crown while series runner-up Joe Wood, Jr., who fell just 21 points behind Shouse in the final series standings, will look to garner championship honors this season.

Drivers who will once again be back on the SSO tour include Shayla Waddell, Cody Whitworth, Gary Owens, Chris Kelly, Mike Scott, Brandon Jennings, Blake Scott, Ty Williams, Jerry Jumper, Jake Martens, Chad Koch and Loyd Clevenger.

A strong cast of rookie of the year contenders will look to jump into sprint car competition full-time this season including Dillon Laden, Justin Fisk, Josh Toho, Michael Gossman, Tanner Conn and Stan Constant.

This event will be the second point race for the SST and will be led by current series points leader Tucker Doughty, Austin Mundie, Jesse “Chip” Graham, Robert Vetter, Bryan Bolden, Chance McRary, Blake Baccus and Michael Day. Smiley’s Racing Products will award the 2017 SSO point champion $1000 cash at the seasons year-end banquet while the rookie of the year winner will receive $250 cash. New this year will be contingency gift cards for each of the nineteen events scheduled.

Grandstand admission prices will be $20 for ages 13 & up; $15 ages 6-12 & Sr's. All pit passes will be $30. Pit gates will open at 5:00 PM with race time slated for a 7:30 PM start time. Southern Oklahoma Speedway is located off I-35 to exit 29, then east on Hwy 70 approximately 0.7 mile then south two miles on Hwy 77. For more race information call the track office (405) 816-4314 and for track information check out their website www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com.

To learn more about the Sprint Series of Oklahoma check out their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma. More information can be obtained by SSO director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202 and for technical inquires call Ernie Messmer (405) 818-9007.

SSO officials would like to welcome Smiley’s Racing Products for becoming presenting partner with the series and would like to thank the following for climbing aboard as contingency partners with the series for 2017: Hoosier Racing Tires, Danny Holloway, Martens Machine Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotech Race Cells, Rod End Supply, Outlaw Wings, Keizer Wheels, Bishops Racing Products and Messmer Racing.

 

 

Swindell Salvages Top 10 During Spring Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (March 20, 2017) - Sammy Swindell wrapped up the 44th annual Spring Nationals with a seventh-place result last Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"We were pretty fortunate to finish," he said. "After the race we found out we broke a bolt on the steering arm."

It was that type of weekend for Swindell and car owner A.G. Rains, who began the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader on Friday with a bit of bad luck in a heat race.

"I thought I had a good run on a guy and was beside him," Swindell said. "The track is open going into turn three and then it gets tighter and tighter. We didn't have enough room to get through there and it clipped the tire. When it did it bent the axle."

Swindell, who was battling for second place on the opening lap, was unable to finish the heat race and the team elected not to start a B Main toward the back.

The event concluded on Saturday when Swindell placed second in both a heat race and a qualifier.

"We had a little problem getting the car to accelerate on the starts and we'd get beat into the first corner," he said. "We went back and looked at everything and made some changes for the A Main and the car was really good."

Swindell started the main event on the inside of the sixth row and he maneuvered into the top five when a caution came out with only a handful of laps remaining.

"I had just got by Seth Bergman for fourth when the caution came out so that put me back to fifth," he said. "However, with 10 laps to go we had started to have a little problem with the car going where I wanted it to go. With four laps to go we had that yellow and I slowed down where I could turn the steering wheel a half a turn and it wouldn't do anything. I was a little nervous on the restart. I slipped up getting into turn one and was pretty much hanging on at the end. If we hadn't had the issues I think we had a chance to run in the top three."

Swindell salvaged a seventh-place finish.

He and Rains have a busy schedule during the next month. They will compete this Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and Sunday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Swindell said the team will then race with the ASCS National Tour on April 7-8 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, and on April 15 at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: DNF (4); B Main: DNS (13).

March 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 2 (1); Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 7 (11).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and Sunday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

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"I've run some of the High Performance Lubricants products and the product we put in the rear end and the steering made it run cooler," Swindell said. "We did a bunch of oil analysis before and after and found some great things using High Performance Lubricants."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Rossie Feed & Grain, CP Pistons, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Simpson Racing Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Acme Graphix & Design, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – King of Spring at Devil’s Bowl!

(Bill W) March 20, 2017 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H team took all the hardware last weekend at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway Springnationals in Mesquite, Texas. The defending ASCS National champ picked up where he left off in 2016, leading every lap of Friday’s prelim, before putting on a show to win Satruday’s finale. The series next heads to Randolph County Raceway near Moberly, Missouri Sunday.

The Sunnyvale, Texas driver drew a starting spot outside row four of his heat race. “We had a little bit of a break in the heat,” says Sam. “Sammy (Swindell) hit the infield tire, and that gave us another row. We really weren’t that good in the heat though. We came back after that and changed some stuff for the Qualifier.”

The fourth place finish meant starting outside row two of the Qualifier. “We were really good at that point,” says Sam. “We were able to get up to second, and that put us on the front row for the feature. I felt really confident about us winning at that point, as long as nothing stupid happened.”

Starting up front was a big factor for Sam on Friday. “The track was really heavy,” he says. “It really would have taken a miracle to be able to pass. It wasn’t very wide on Friday. We took the lead at the start and we were able to cruise. It was nice to get that first win of the year under our belts.”

The win meant being locked into Saturday’s finale, but Sam kept himself occupied with double duty. “Mike Melton was nice enough to give me a ride in the 305 car there, so we kept pretty busy on Saturday,” he says. “I’d like to thank him for that. We ended up winning that feature by quite a bit after starting seventh, but we were light at the scales.”

He would draw a three to start inside row two for the ASCS finale. “We were fastest in the hot lap session with the four guys that were locked in,” says Sam. “We felt really good about that. We got out of the 305 and had five minutes to get ready. We made a quarter turn of adjustment for the feature.”

Sam dropped back when the green fell. “We were definitely too tight early on,” he says. “I fell back to about sixth early. About lap four or five, I was able to get by Wayne (Johnson) for fifth. The caution came out, and I was able to get by (Seth) Bergman and (John) Carney on the restart. I shoved my wing as far forward as I could to try to get the car settled down. Carney got back by us and I rode behind them for a while.”

He started to hit his groove at that point. “We were able to follow Carney by (Justin) Henderson, and our car got better and better as the race went on,” says Sam. “It was still heavy, but it was a lot wider than Saturday. We had a long green flag run there and we got into traffic. Johnny (Herrera) had been running the bottom of one and two and he was making it work a lot better than some other guys were.”

Sam decided on a different route. “I stayed on top, because I knew that’s where we were going to need to be, and that’s where Carney was too,” he says. “I knew the bottom would eventually go away. We got to traffic and Johnny made a wrong move. Carney got by him on the outside to take the lead. I followed Carney around there and messed Johnny up in turn four. I slid him in one and two and got to second.”

All that was left in front of him was Carney. “We were still in traffic and I reeled him in,” says Sam. “He made the same mistake Johnny did trying to run the bottom in traffic. I stayed on the top and drove around him off of two. Two laps later, I think he blew a right rear and that took him out of contention. I think we had a restart with six to go and ended up winning by over three seconds. It was a lot of fun, and gives us some confidence heading into the next race.”

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STEWART EARNS RUNNER-UP FINISH AT TULARE MOORESVILLE, N.C.

 (March 20, 2017)

- Larson Marks Racing rolled into the California central valley last week for two nights of racing. The LMR team competed with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare on Friday and Saturday night, earning two top-10 finishes.

On Friday, Shane Stewart was the first car out in qualifying and earned the third-quickest lap time of the night. He started on the pole of the third heat race and won to transfer into the Craftsman Club Dash. After the four pill was drawn for the inversion, Stewart started on the outside of the front row in the dash and eventually won that as well. He then started on the pole of the 35-lap main event and held command up until a late race restart. After the caution came out with five laps remaining, Stewart switched up his racing line to try to block second-place running David Gravel and lost the lead on lap 32, ending the race with his fourth-consecutive runner-up finish at Tulare.

"We had a good car tonight, but the driver just didn't make the right moves late in the race," said Stewart. "Sometimes the yellows work for you and sometimes they work against you. Tonight they didn't quite work in our favor, but that's how racing goes. Hats off to David Gravel, he drove a great race there at the end and found the faster line. I also have to give a big thanks to Kyle Larson, Justin Marks and all my guys. We have 90 races a year, so you just have to come back and concentrate on the next one. Big thanks to all the fans for coming out to Thunderbowl Raceway tonight."

The following night, Stewart earned his first fast qualifying effort of the season and started on the pole of Heat 1. He finished second in the opening heat race and transferred into the Craftsman Club Dash. The six pill was drawn for the dash inversion, and Stewart started on the outside front row. He went on to make a last lap pass for the win, earning the pole starting position for the main. On the initial start of the 35-lap race, Stewart slipped back to third. After an early caution and ensuing restart, he slipped back two more positions as a result of starting on the bottom. Stewart slipped back one more position on a lap 11 restart, before the track started to take rubber and created single-file racing conditions. With very little passing due to the track conditions in the closing laps, Stewart maintained his position and finished in sixth-place.

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action on Friday, March 24 at Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track for the FVP Western Spring Shootout.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Thunderbowl Raceway DATE: March 17, 2017 QUALIFYING: 3rd HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 2nd DASH FINISH: 1st STARTING POSITION: 1st FEATURE FINISH: 2nd

TRACK: Thunderbowl Raceway DATE: March 18, 2017 QUALIFYING: 1st HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH STARTING POSITION: 2nd DASH FINISH: 1st STARTING POSITION: 1st FEATURE FINISH: 6th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 10 WINS: 0 TOP-FIVES: 2 TOP-10s: 7 SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing Twitter: @LarsonMarks Instagram: @LarsonMarks

 

 

ISMA & Oswego Supermodified Champion Joe Gosek Ready to Tackle Triple Crown Championship Series

OSWEGO, NY (March 20, 2017) – Twice an International Supermodified Association and Oswego Speedway Supermodified track champion, Joe Gosek is ready to relive the days of old as he prepares to compete in wing and non-wing Supermodified action as a part of the inaugural Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear.

A winner of over 70 Supermodified events in his career between the ISMA and Oswego trails, Gosek comes from the days when nearly all competitors would chase the ISMA circuit while running weekly at Oswego Speedway. Now he will have the opportunity to try it again, with a bonus of $12,000 on the line, as he wheels the familiar No. 00 in each series.

Gosek’s entry into the TCCS makes him the seventh driver to officially join the ultimate challenge in Supermodified racing, battling with the likes of Otto Sitterly, Dave Shullick Jr., Jeff Abold, Dave McKnight, Dave Danzer, and Tim Jedrzejek.

With each driver listed a champion of some form, Gosek stands out among the rest as the only active driver that has won all three Supermodified Classics – the Sandusky Hy-Miler Nationals, Oswego’s Budweiser International Classic, and the Star Speedway Classic.

Scoring ISMA championships in 1987 & 2000 and Oswego titles in 2003 & 2011, ‘Double O Joe’ will put his Gosek Racing team up against Team Abold Racing, Morton Racing, and Danzer Racing in the race for the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year title.

“The teams involved in the series to this point not only make for a who’s who in the sport, but they offer a glimpse into the history of our great sport,” said TCCS promoter, Dan Kapuscinski. “Joe Gosek, Dave McKnight, and Gary Morton competed during the cross over days. Car owners Jim Bodnar, Craig Danzer, and John Nicotra were a part of cross over efforts in the past and the Shullick’s were a huge part of the allure of Classic events many years ago as they ran both wing and non-wing shows. We seem to be building a solid following and I think the fans of Supermodified racing will truly benefit.”

The TCCS will see five non-wing Supermodified events at Oswego Speedway and five wing events on the ISMA tour including races at Lancaster Speedway, Stafford Speedway, Sandusky Speedway, and Star Speedway.

If interested in helping to support the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing feel free to contact series promoter Dan Kapuscinski by e-mail at dkapuscinski00@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 708-7544.

To learn more about Oswego Speedway, visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com and be sure to visit www.ismasupers.com for more information on the International Supermodified Association.

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Roster: (As of March 19)
Otto Sitterly (Nicotra No. 7, Bodnar No. 96)
Dave Shullick Jr. (Nicotra No. 2, Bodnar No. 95)
Jeff Abold (Abold No. 05)
Dave McKnight (Morton No. 70)
Dave Danzer (Danzer No. 52, Danzer No. 52)
Tim Jedrzejek (Danzer No. 72, Lane No. 97)
Joe Gosek (Gosek Racing No. 00)

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Roster: (As of March 19)
Team Abold Racing No. 05 (Driver- Jeff Abold)
Gary Morton Racing No. 70 (Driver- Dave McKnight)
Danzer Racing No. 52/72 (Drivers- Dave Danzer, Tim Jedrzejek)
Gosek Racing No. 00 (Driver- Joe Gosek)

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule:
May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing)
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing)
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing)
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing)
July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing)
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)**
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing)
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)**
September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)**
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)**
** - Indicates Double Point Shows
Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format
Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

 

 

Kulhanek Closes Devil�s Bowl Spring Nationals With Top-10 Result

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (March 20, 2017) - Ray Allen Kulhanek capped the 44th annual Spring Nationals with a top-10 finish last Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"I had a lot of speed all weekend long, which was a good change of pace at Devil's Bowl," he said. "It seems like we're behind the eight ball every time we go there, but last weekend every time we hit the track we were going forward. That's probably what I was the happiest about."

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader began on Friday when Kulhanek, who is teaming up with Marvin and Peggy Pearson this season, maneuvered from fourth to second place in a heat race before advancing from fifth to fourth place in a qualifier. That lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the main event.

"The bottom was pretty much shot so the top was dominant," he said. "I got freight trained on the start, but I started to make my way back up. I think we were back to 11th when I started getting some water in my face. I looked at the temperature gauge and it wasn't hot so I thought it was the guy in front of me. I ran up on him into turn one. I dove to the bottom to see if it was my car and sure enough I was still getting sprayed with water so I pulled off. That was disappointing because I felt like we could have been in the top 10 easily. It turns out the cap on the radiator was gone. In all the years I've raced I've never had that happen."

Kulhanek was credited with a 19th-place result.

The event concluded on Saturday when Kulhanek charged from seventh to third place in a heat race and from sixth to fourth place in a qualifier. That lined him up on the inside of the fifth row.

"We were really, really good the whole night," he said. "I took off decent and started making mistakes and fell back as far as 14th. We had a really long green-flag run and I pulled the wing back and started getting a little faster. We had a caution with five laps to go and that really helped me. We went from 12th to eighth after that. I hit the bottom in turns one and two, ran beside them down the backstretch and slid them in turns three and four. We were definitely coming there at the end of the race."

Kulhanek rebounded to post an eighth-place finish.

"We completed the goal we really wanted to," he said. "It was a good start to the season for myself. We'll play it by ear the rest of the season and hit what races we can. I want to thank Marvin and Peggy Pearson for their support as well as all my sponsors. It felt great to get back in the car again."

Kulhanek will return to action this Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 4 (5); Feature: 19 (11).

March 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 3 (7); Qualifier: 4 (6); Feature: 8 (9).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kulhanek_Ray

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

APPAREL -

Kulhanek will have apparel available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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"Everyone at J&J Auto Racing are probably some of the nicest people in racing," Kulhanek said. "I talk to them quite frequently. They are always quick to answer phone calls and will get stuff shipped out to you the same day. And they are definitely the safest cars on the market."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Big Bass Tour, Texas Rotating Equipment, Alcon Construction, GoPro, Millers RV Park, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Smiley's Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, C4 Graphics, Simpson Race Products and Marvin and Peggy Pearson for their support.

 

 

Bruce Jr. Opening Sprint Car Season This Weekend at 81 Speedway With NCRA

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (March 20, 2017) - Tony Bruce Jr. will kick off his sprint car season this weekend at the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout.

The $15,000-to-win NCRA doubleheader on Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., will be the first event of approximately 30 races this season for Bruce Jr. and the Smith Racing No. 86 team.

"One of the exciting things about it is that I grew up there racing," Bruce Jr. said. "I've been there many times so it's a track we race well at it. Plus, it's always good to go good at tracks that pay good money."

Bruce Jr. has recorded a feature victory at the track during each of the past two seasons and he has at least one top five there for three straight years. In fact, Bruce Jr. has two wins, four top fives and five top 10s during seven races at 81 Speedway since 2014.

"It usually gets pretty slick and we usually do well on slick tracks," he said. "The experience definitely helps. The NCRA format is a little different than the ASCS format so it's really important to draw good. A good draw will set yourself up well. To start up front would be a huge benefit. We definitely want to have a good showing and put ourselves in contention to win come Saturday night."

The Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout begins on Thursday with a practice night followed by a special qualifying session that has no bearing on the remainder of the event. The top four drivers in qualifying earn bonus money with quick time netting $500.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA

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"It's an honor to be associated with Scott Brown and Lubbock Wrecker Service," Bruce Jr. said. "They have been involved with racing for a long time and we are fortunate to have them on our team."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, 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.

 

 

Bergman Captures Two Top Fives at Spring Nationals to Kick Off Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Season

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (March 20, 2017) - Seth Bergman produced a pair of strong results last weekend during the 44th annual Spring Nationals to start the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour campaign on the right foot.

Bergman earned a top-five finish each night at Devil's Bowl Speedway during the season-opening ASCS National Tour event. He has now scored at least one top five at the track for the past five years.

"We had a great car all weekend and moved forward almost every time we were on the track," he said. "Any time you can come away from a weekend with two top fives when there are almost 50 drivers racing it's a good performance."

Bergman opened the event on Friday by advancing from third to second place in both his heat race and qualifier. That ranked him fifth in overall points and locked into the fifth starting position for the main event.

"The track was one lane around the top and since we started on the bottom we didn't get a great start," he said. "I lost a bit there, but we were able to rally back into fifth and were all over John Carney II for fourth until the checkered flag."

Bergman finished fifth, which was only one spot shy of locking into Saturday's feature redraw.

He returned to the track on Saturday and picked up where he left off. Bergman charged from eighth to second place in a heat race and he maneuvered from sixth to second place in a qualifier. That gave him the most combined points and lined him up fifth overall - behind the four locked-in drivers from Friday.

"The top was the best place to start again and then the bottom came in for a little in turns one and two," he said. "There were some good battles all race long so it was great to come away with another top five."

Bergman posted a fourth-place finish. He was one of only four drivers to garner a top-five result each night.

The team returns to action Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and Sunday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 2 (3); Feature: 5 (5).

March 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 2 (8); Qualifier: 2 (6); Feature: 4 (5).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and Sunday at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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 - Young Tools

Young Tools is a company within the oil industry that is located in Drumright, Okla.

"I'm glad to be associated with Tim and have him and everyone from Young Tools 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.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex's Loyalty Travel Bonus Program Welcomes 19 Drivers

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (March 20, 2017) - A total of 19 drivers with roots across the Midwest have signed up for the loyalty travel bonus program that Jackson Motorplex is offering this season in the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store division.

Defending track champion Ian Madsen is one of five drivers who finished in the top 10 of the championship standings last season who will be rewarded with the perks of traveling to the half-mile oval.

Tim Kaeding, Brooke Tatnell, Tasker Phillips and Kaley Gharst also placed in the top 10 of the standings and have signed up for the loyalty travel bonus program.

Additionally, Bill Balog, Mark Dobmeier, Dakota Hendrickson, Kevin Ingle, Lynton Jeffrey, Austin Johnson, Matt Juhl, Chris Martin, Austin McCarl, A.J. Moeller, Dylan Peterson, Skylar Prochaska, Matt Wasmund and Travis Whitney signed up for the program.

"There is a great group of racers representing Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota and North Dakota who are part of the loyalty travel bonus program," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "We are thrilled to have them committed to race at Jackson Motorplex this season and taking advantage of the program the track is offering. I think this will be a win for the fans, teams and Jackson Motorplex."

The program will calculate the miles a team travels from its shop to compete as well as the number of races out of nine potential 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store events a team has raced in to provide a loyalty travel bonus.

Teams that travel 500 miles or more will receive $350 per race, 400 to 499 miles ($250 per race), 300 to 399 miles ($200 per race), 200 to 299 miles ($125 per race), 100 to 199 miles ($50 per race) and up to 99 miles ($25 per race). For example, if a team traveled at least 500 miles to all nine 410 events it would garner $3,150 from the loyalty travel program. If a team misses one race it will receive 80 percent of eligible bonus money while two missed races doles out 50 percent of the bonus money. All bonus money will be paid at the 2017 Jackson Motorplex banquet.

Additional news about the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store points fund, race procedure and points structure will be released in the near future.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods and IMCA hobby stocks among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Camden Proud to Step In as Oswego Speedway Public Relations, Social Media Coordinator

OSWEGO, NY (March 20, 2017) – Camden Proud, the teenage owner/operator of www.CentralNYMotorsports.com, will step in as Oswego Speedway’s public relations and social media coordinator beginning with the Speedway’s open test session to be held on Saturday, May 6.

A three year veteran of the Pathfinder Bank SBS division at the Speedway, Proud is an accomplished writer and announcer having covered motorsports events and stories throughout the east coast for both print and online publication.

Maintaining the Speedway’s web and social media content, Proud will also continue as the driver of the Proud Motorsports No. 54 on Saturday evenings.

“Oswego Speedway is my biggest passion,” said Proud. “I started sitting in the grandstands at age 2 and have been hooked ever since, so to now have the opportunity to be involved there in the capacity that I am not only as a driver, but now in the public relations department, is a dream come true for me. Our fans here are the best in the country and I am very fortunate to have such a great place in my backyard.”

Proud, who will graduate from Oswego High School in June, replaces Dan Kapuscinski who stepped away from the Speedway full-time in January to pursue a new career.

“Despite his young age, Camden has been around the Speedway for a lot of years and has a tremendous knowledge of the facility and sport,” said Kapuscinski, who is now the School Information Officer for the Skaneateles Central School District. “I look forward to helping Camden make the transition through the spring and can’t wait to keep up to date on Oswego Speedway happenings online.”

With less than two months until the first green flag of the season, Proud is ready.

“I cannot wait to get started in May and hope to continue to raise the bar Dan Kapuscinski has set so high during his time as Public Relations Director,” said Proud. “I’d like to extend a huge thanks to the Torrese family and the entire staff at the speedway for this tremendous opportunity as well as to Dan for all of his help in this process. I’m looking forward to working with everyone for a fantastic summer both on and off the track.”

Following the Speedway’s open practice on May 6 the facility will open for its 67th consecutive season of racing on Saturday, May 13 with the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and the Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Richie Evans Memorial all on the card.

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway and LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

CORY TURNER MOTORSPORTS PR: MOTORAMA MEETINGS & NEW MARKETING PARTNERS!

by Tommy Goudge (March 20, 2017) - Caistor Centre, Ontario - Cory Turner and his Hill's Racing Team crew are preparing to start their Sprint Car season, but took time to display their car and meet fans at Motorama in Toronto last weekend.

"We had a great weekend at Motorama!" Cory exclaimed. "We saw a lot of our existing fans, and made some new ones as well. We handed out a lot of promotional materials for our marketing partners, and spoke with a lot of people over the course of the weekend. Motorama gets larger and more well attended every year!"

Cory and his team are excited to welcome two new marketing partners for the #97 Sprint Car:

Known as an automotive accessory heaven, Northern Performance is located at 1164 Walkers Line in Burlington, Ontario, or at www.northernperformance.ca

Charlie Bee Honey is located at 3591 Mountain Road RR2 in Beamsville, Ontario. Charlie Bee produces high quality Canadian-made honey, with more information available at www.facebook.com/charliebeehoney

The team has April 22 circled on their calendar, as the Sprint Car season in Ontario will kick off with a Patriot Sprint Tour event at Merrittville Speedway. Cory debuted with the Hill's Racing Team in this event at Merrittville last season, and drove from 9th to 5th in the non-stop 25 lap feature.

LINKS Website: www.CoryTurnerMotorsports.com Twitter: @CTMotorsports_ Facebook: search "Cory Turner Motorsports"

MAILING LIST Send an e-mail to tgoudgecommunications@gmail.com with "Turner" in the subject line to get on the Cory Turner Motorsports mailing list.

CORY'S CREW Cory would like to thank KT Tobacco, Aces Bar & Grill, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Hauser's Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan's Farm Supply, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Northern Performance, Charlie Bee Honey, and ImageFactor.ca

 

 

Schatz Ends Thunderbowl Winless Streak With Late Surge

TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance Team Scores First Outlaw Victory in Tulare Since 2007

Dates: Friday-Saturday, March 17-18, 2017

Series: World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Location: Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California

Winners: Friday – David Gravel of CJB Motorsports

Saturday – Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing

TSR Results: Friday – Started 2nd, Finished 7th/Running, completed 35 of 35 laps

Saturday – Started 3rd, Finished 1st/Running, completed 35 of 35 laps

TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (1st with 1,158 points, 74 ahead of second-place Brad Sweet)

A pair of streaks were ended this past weekend as the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series made its way to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed team led the traveling Sprint car stars to the Golden State for the first of seven races over a three-week stretch as winners of five consecutive WoO A-Feature events.

The winning streak came to a close Friday when Schatz finished seventh in the 35-lap A-Feature, but the eight-time and reigning champion bounced back Saturday by making a late-race pass for the lead behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J, scoring his first win at the 1/3-mile, high-banked dirt oval since 2007 and ending a 15-race winless drought at the facility.

“It feels really good to finally say we won in Tulare again,” Schatz said following his sixth WoO A-Feature win in the first eight races of 2017. “I get all the credit, but it’s really all about my team. We have an incredible group of people who work on this racecar and that makes it so much fun. I can’t thank all our sponsors enough for supporting us and giving us the opportunity to win races. We finished seventh last night and, for us here, that was a good finish. We learned some things throughout the night and my guys just kept tweaking things to make this Arctic Cat/Ford Performance car better and better. I didn’t think the track would take rubber so it kind of caught me by surprise. I really tried to save my tires and, when we got to traffic late in the race, the pace slowed down a lot. I decided I might as well try something and luckily it worked. We’re having a great time and I can’t wait to get back in the car Friday at Stockton and try to do it again.”

The mantra for the season has been to get better at things and places. A furious start to the season has been the result of preparation since last fall. Returning to Thunderbowl Raceway was a reminder of one the team’s most difficult nights in 2016, when it failed to qualify for the A-Feature. The Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team got off to good start when Schatz qualified eighth in the field of 36 cars. He won the fourth heat and finished second in the Craftsman Club Dash. In the 35-lap A-Feature, Schatz bounced between third and fifth for most of the race before finishing seventh. The improvement continued Saturday night with Schatz qualifying third and again taking the victory in his heat. He finished fourth in the Craftsman Club Dash and started the main event fourth. With Kasey Kahne Racing’s Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet setting the pace pounding the cushion early, Schatz searched the track for alternate lines. Midway through the race, the surface began taking rubber through the middle, forcing everyone to run the same line. Schatz continued searching and made a bold move with three laps remaining by going to the outside of Sweet coming out of turn four and passing Pittman for the lead coming out of turn two the next circuit. The savvy veteran pulled away during the final lap and claimed his second career A-Feature triumph at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Race Notes: • The two nights of racing at Thunderbowl Raceway continued the Outlaws spring venture to the 1/3-mile high-banked, dirt oval. This weekend marked the 11th consecutive season for "The Greatest Show on Dirt" at the central California track.

• Saturday’s win in Tulare was his first triumph at the track since Oct. 13, 2007.

• The five-race winning streak from Feb.19 through March 10 was tied for the second longest for Schatz in his 21-year WoO career. His longest winning streak of six races came in August and September of 2014. He has posted win streaks of at least four races in each of the previous four seasons.

• Schatz now his 235 career WoO A-Feature wins and he ranks third all-time behind Steve Kinser (577) and Sammy Swindell (294).

• Schatz maintained his lead the WoO championship standings and carries a 72-point lead over Brad Sweet into this weekend’s action in Stockton.

Up Next: The California tour continues next weekend with a the two-night FVP Western Spring Shootout at the Stockton Dirt Track. Schatz has been a factor in five of the six A-Feature events at the 3/8-mile dirt oval on the San Joaquin Fairgrounds where he is a three-time winner, including both events in 2016.

 

 

Brady Bacon – Surviving the Shamrock!

(Bill W) March 20, 2017 – The “Shamrock Classic” at the Southern Illinois Convention Center in DuQuoin can be described as your typical indoor midget race. It’s close quarters and you need some luck. The difference is, it is a full-blown point race to kick off the USAC National Midget Series. Brady Bacon and the Frank Manafort Racing #76m team emerged satisfied with their fourth place finish, especially after some adversity in their heat and Qualifier.

Brady drew the fifth starting spot in the fifth heat. “We had a car that locked up its motor in front of us,” he says. “We stalled and went to the tail. We came back to second, and that gave us high points after the heat.”

The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver started outside row three for his Qualifier. “Nothing was going our way in the Qualifier,” he says. “If I was zigging, they were zagging. We got kind of bogged down. We were able to get to fourth, but a guy spun out on the last lap and we got into them a little bit. We lost a couple spots and finished sixth.”

That put Brady on the front row of the B main, which he won. “One or two more spots in the Qualifier would have given us a good starting spot in the feature,” he says. “That’s not how it worked out. We were more fortunate than a lot of people there, but we’d have liked to get through those races clean.”

The B main win meant starting inside row seven for the feature. “The car was fast all night,” says Brady. “It took a few laps to get going in the feature, and then we passed a few cars. We were waiting for the bottom to come in a little bit. I figured it was going to clean off and start rubbering off. I was just hoping to find it quick.”

Brady would use the bottom to move up to fourth. “On one of the late restarts, I was able to find the bottom and pass several cars,” he says. “(Shane) Golobic passed Jerry Coons on the bottom and he showed him where to go. Jerry got in front of me and we weren’t able to get by him. We were pretty close. The berm was about two and a half feet tall, so it wasn’t something you wanted to play with unless you knew you were getting by him.”

Brady was happy to get through the event with a fourth place finish. “It’s a nice race to win, but it’s also a race that you have to survive,” he says. “A lot of guys had problems. We were able to come out of there with a solid finish. Everything is back to normal with the team. We had a few issues at the Chili Bowl, but everything worked really well on Saturday.”

The next USAC National Midget race will be in Indiana at Kokomo Speedway April 7. In the meantime, Brady will head to California to pilot the Josh Ford Motorsports #73 with the World of Outlaws at Stockton this weekend, before also hitting Placerville, Hanford and Perris.

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Bacon/Marshall Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors for all their help: Priority Aviation, Fatheadz Eyewear, Triple X Race Co., Tel-Star Technologies, KTA Kiser’s Truck and Auto (formerly Sham’s Garage), Heath Clips Lawn Care, Factory Kahne, FK Indy, Lightning Wings, CP Carrillo, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline, Keizer Wheels, Smiley’s Racing Products, Sweet Mfg., Butlerbuilt Seats, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Proglide Coatings, Diversified Machine Inc., Wilwood, Allstar Performance, Simpson, Octane Ink, PAC Springs, Schroeder, Schroth Racing, Smith Titanium, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

Dooling/Hayward Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for all their help: Dooling Machine, B&H Contractors, Diversified Machine, Inc., Stanton Engines, Spike Chassis, Sander, Sweet Mfg., FK Indy, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Schroeder, Schoenfeld and Schroth Racing.

 

 

Tickets for World of Outlaws Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway now on sale

WILMOT, Wisc. — March 20, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale for the Badger 40, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 29 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

David Gravel remained undefeated in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action at Wilmot Raceway last year, with a flag-to-flag win in the Badger 40. Gravel held off eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz for the win, with Joey Saldana finishing third. Gravel picked up his first win at the track with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2014. The native of Watertown, Connecticut recently earned his first Outlaws win of the season in California.

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 series champion, is a past winner at Wilmot Raceway, taking the checkered flag in 2008. In the inaugural event for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the third-mile bullring in 2006, Mark Dobmeier was victorious, which marked his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win.

Battling Schatz, Pittman, Gravel and Saldana in 2017 is another stout group of full-time competitors including Brad Sweet, who is currently second in points, driving for Kasey Kahne Racing, Shane Stewart, who won eight A-Feature events last year, Jason Johnson, the reigning Knoxville Nationals winner, who has one win thus far in 2017, fan favorite Jason Sides, veteran driver Paul McMahan and defending Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner Greg Wilson.

Logan Schuchart, who won twice in 2016, his Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen and teenager Clyde Knipp from Missouri are all set to carry the torch for the next generation of drivers on the circuit. Brent Marks from Pennsylvania and Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio are both hitting the road for the first time this year as they battle for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award.

Tickets for the Badger 40, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 29 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Tickets on sale for Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial for the World of Outlaws at Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24

BEAVER DAM, Wisc. — March 20, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale for the 8th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, June 24 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Bill Balog earned his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win last year in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial. The win was a very popular one for Balog, a multi-time IRA champion, originally from Alaska, who now calls Wisconsin home.

Joey Saldana is the only driver who has won the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial more than once, taking the checkered flag in the inaugural event in 2010 and repeating in 2011. In each of the last six editions of the race, a different driver has visited victory lane, including eight-time series champion Donny Schatz, who has racked up six wins this season in the first eight races. Brad Sweet, Craig Dollansky and Kraig Kinser are also past winners of the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial.

Battling Schatz, Saldana and Sweet in 2017 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including Daryn Pittman, who has three wins at Beaver Dam Raceway in his career, David Gravel, who won in the state of Wisconsin last year and has one victory already in 2017, Shane Stewart, who picked up eight wins in 2016, Jason Johnson, the reigning Knoxville Nationals winner, who won on opening night this season in Florida, as well as veteran drivers Jason Sides, Paul McMahan and Greg Wilson.

Young drivers Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp, are all back on the road full-time in 2017, along with rookie contenders Brent Marks from Pennsylvania and Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio.

Tickets for the 8th Annual Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 24 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023.

For more information on tickets, visit www.slspromotions.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Zemunik Looks Towards A Zestful Return To The USA

After a successful first visit to the United States in 2016, Perth Western Australia's Sean Zemunik has announced his planned return to the United States for the 2017 Sprint Car season. The team will return with an ambitious 50 race schedule planned from the middle of May until the end of July. The team will base themselves out of Attica, Ohio but are planning to travel to Pennsylvania, and select World Of Outlaw, All Star, USAC, and MOWA events across the region. “We will be basing our Friday nights at the Attica Raceway Park and our Saturdays at the Wayne County Speedway, however we are also looking forward to getting out on the road to a number of new tracks in 2017” Sean Zemunik explained. “We are looking forward to heading back to PA for 15 shows this year. We had a decent showing out there in 2016, with 6 A-Main starts out of our 7 shows and will be looking to add some top 10 finishes out that way this year”. Zemunik looks to bring his home land momentum to the USA with him, winning 3 A Mains to date behind the wheel of the Graeme Sexton entry.
Upgrading their engine program during the off season, thanks to Dennis Level at Level Performance in Fremont, Ohio, the team believes they will have additional speed in 2017 with the purchase of a new Level 410 engine.
The family based operation will attack their 2017 American Tour once again under the direction of Sean’s father Rocka Zemunik as crew chief, with Sean's wife Deborah, and a friendly addition of fellow Australian and long-time friend Jack Alfirevich, as Jack will fly over to join the Zemunik family for the 2017 tour. “It is a big effort for us as a small family team to fly over and run this type of schedule, but we are all excited about the opportunities that this brings and can’t wait for May to arrive” Sean explained.

The team is currently putting funding together for their 2017 American Tour as they are actively looking for marketing partners to join the team for the season. “We feel that we provide a professional race car and race team that can successfully promote a local business to a wider audience” Sean Zemunik said. “We are excited about the opportunities we can bring to a local business and look forward to forming long-standing partnerships in the future”.
To inquire further about partnering with Sean Zemunik Racing for the 2017 American Tour please contact Sean via email to seanzemunikracing@outlook.com or connect via Facebook or Twitter @SZemunikRacing.

Sean Zemunik Racing 2017 American Tour Schedule:

Friday 19th May – Attica Raceway Park
Saturday 20th May – Wayne County Speedway
Sunday 21st May – Weedsport Speedway (WoO)
Tuesday 23rd May – New Egypt Speedway (WoO)
Friday 26th May – The Dirt Track at Charlotte (WoO)
Saturday 27th May – Lincoln Speedway
Sunday 28th May – Port Royal Speedway
Friday 2nd June – Attica Raceway Park
Saturday 3rd June – Wayne County Speedway
Sunday 4th June – Kokomo Speedway (Non-Wing)
Tuesday 6th June – Montpelier Speedway (Non-Wing)
Wednesday 7th June – Gas City Speedway (Non-Wing)
Thursday 8th June – Susquehanna Speedway Park
Friday 9th June – Attica Raceway Park
Saturday 10th June – Wayne County Speedway
Sunday 11th June – Kokomo Speedway (Non-Wing)
Tuesday June 13th-Grandview Speedway (USAC)
Wednesday June 14th-Lincoln Speedway (USAC)
Friday 16th June – Attica Raceway Park (All Stars)
Saturday 17th June – Eldora Speedway (All Stars)
Sunday 18th June – Waynesfield Raceway Park (All Stars)
Monday 19th June – Wayne County Speedway (All Stars)
Tuesday 20th June – Sharon Speedway (All Stars)
Thursday 22nd June – Muskingum County Speedway (All Stars)
Friday 23rd June – Limaland Motorsports Park (All Stars)
Saturday 24th June – Atomic Speedway (All Stars)
Tuesday 27th June – The Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway (WoO)
Friday 30th June – Attica Raceway Park
Saturday 1st July – Wayne County Speedway
Sunday 2nd July – Path Valley Speedway Park
Monday 3rd July – Lincoln Speedway
Tuesday 4th July – Grandview Speedway
Wednesday 5th July – Hagerstown Speedway
Thursday 6th July – Lincoln Speedway
Friday 7th July – Lernerville Speedway
Saturday 8th July – Sharon Speedway (All Stars)
Sunday 9th July – Selinsgrove Speedway
Tuesday 11th July – Attica Raceway Park (WoO)
Thursday 13th July – Eldora Speedway (WoO)
Friday 14th July – Lernerville Speedway
Saturday 15th July – Lincoln Speedway
Sunday 16th July – Susquehanna Speedway
Tuesday 18th July – Lernerville Speedway (WoO)
Friday 21st July – Attica Raceway Park
Saturday 22nd July – Wayne County Speedway
Sunday 23rd July – Tri-City Raceway Park (All Stars)
Wednesday 26th July – Peoria Speedway (MOWA)
Thursday 27th July – Tri-City Speedway (MOWA)
Friday 28th July – Jacksonville Speedway (MOWA)
Saturday 29th July – Macon Speedway (MOWA)

You can follow Sean Zemunik Racing on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SZemunikRacing and Twitter: www.twitter.com/SZemunikRacing or at www.seanzemunik.com.
Sean Zemunik Racing would like to thank the following partners that help make this trip possible: The Reedtown Tavern, NAPA Auto Parts of Bryan, OH, Okely Contracting, Ti22 Performance, CSI Shocks and MidWest Imports.

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour to Introduce Crew Member Program

Placerville, California – March 20, 2017… Do you want to learn the ins and outs of working on a sprint car? Not sure how to approach a team to ask about getting involved? Are you a team owner who needs a little more help in the shop or at the track? Not sure where to find someone with the ability and desire to become a part of your team? The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is eager to help with making those connections as a new initiative has been introduced to accomplish just that.

The SCCT is implementing a way to create a list of applicants for the use of teams looking to add crew members for help at the track, or in the shop, or both. Interested potential crew members can go to the official series website and fill out the application at http://www.sprintcarchallengetour.com/team-app-form

With the established list of names, car owners can then contact the SCCT office to inquire as to the availability of someone that might be able to step in and help.

“One concern of many team owners I keep hearing is that there is a shortage of available help,” said series principal and Placerville Speedway promoter Scott Russell. “We are hoping this will establish a way for car owners to find crew support if they are in need of additional help. Also, with this information a car owner will be able to find out if a potential crew member lives in their area, which could be valuable if they can also use help at the shop.”

“Along with looking for ways to involve fans, such as the Kids Dash for Cash, this is just another way for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour to engage people into sprint car racing in a more intimate way,” stated SCCT Business Manager Gary Thomas. “This program also provides an avenue for car owners to have a source for help that they can tap into, if needed, so this should be a win-win for all involved.”

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, ART Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CRV Carbon Solutions, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions and Walker Performance Filtration.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour Presented by Abreu Vineyards 2017 Schedule

Saturday April 1: Antioch Speedway
Saturday April 15: Placerville Speedway
Friday April 21: Thunderbowl Raceway (4th annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday April 29: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday May 27: Stockton Dirt Track
Saturday June 17: Antioch Speedway
Saturday June 24: Calistoga Speedway
Sunday July 2: Stockton Dirt Track (Jimmy Sills Classic)
Monday July 3: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday July 29: Fernley 95A Speedway
Friday August 25: Placerville Speedway
Saturday August 26: Stockton Dirt Track (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)
Saturday November 4: Stockton Dirt Track (34th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson)

 

 

Rutherford, California’s Rico Abreu looks for more Stockton glory at the FVP Western Spring Shootout March 24 & 25

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – March 20, 2017…In the brief history of the Stockton Dirt Track no driver has taken the checkered flag more than Rutherford’s Rico Abreu, who will look to add more at the FVP Western Spring Shootout this Friday & Saturday March 24 & 25.

In his career Abreu has captured five victories with the World of Outlaws Craftsmen Sprint Car Series, including the FVP Western Spring Shootout finale in 2015. Along with that night he has raced to three other career wins at the Stockton Dirt Track, a venue that opened in the 2013 season. This weekend will also be the first World of Outlaws test of the track since modifications were completed to bring the front stretch closer to the grandstands at the end of last year.

“We’ve had a lot of success at the Stockton Dirt Track and look forward to competing there this week,” said Abreu. “It’s never easy running against the World of Outlaws, but I definitely have a lot of confidence with the speed we had in Las Vegas, as well as Tulare last weekend. Paul Silva always gives me a great car no matter where we go, but we’ve seemed to be especially strong at Stockton. We’re excited to see all the fans and hope they will pack the grandstands like usual this weekend.”

All competitors this weekend however, will be searching for a way to stop the hottest Sprint Car driver in the country at the moment, current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series point leader Donny Schatz. The Fargo, North Dakota veteran has won the last three series visits to the Stockton Dirt Track and goes into the FVP Western Spring Shootout on the heels of his sixth victory in the first eight races of the season.

Schatz goes into Friday holding a 72-point lead at the top of the standings over Grass Valley, California’s Brad Sweet, who is coming off back-to-back podium finishes in Tulare last week. Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel; Eunice, Louisiana’s Jason Johnson and Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart currently round out the top-five in World of Outlaws points going into Stockton.

FVP, a premier producer of high quality original equipment auto products, returns as title sponsor for the annual spring weekend event at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds facility, where each night will be a separate points-paying race for the World of Outlaws Craftsmen Sprint Car Series. FVP products are engineered to provide their customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price.

“The World of Outlaws season is off to an exciting start and FVP couldn’t happier to be able to showcase our products to the fans,” said FVP Senior Brand Manager, Amber Misunas. “We’re looking forward to welcoming all the fans out to the Stockton Dirt Track for the FVP Western Spring Shootout as the World of Outlaws continue to showcase why they’re the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’.”

Two-night adult General Admission tickets for the FVP Western Spring Shootout weekend are available for a great value at just $59 and two-night Reserved Grandstand tickets cost only $69. Single-night tickets & box seats are also available. Children 10 & under are free in G.A. only.
To reserve your seats simply visit https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=232 or call (844) 347-8849.

The front gate opens at 4pm each night, with will call/ ticket sales starting at 3pm Friday and 1pm on Saturday. Racing is slated to start at 7pm both nights.

On Saturday morning there will be a pancake breakfast on the fairgrounds from 8am-11am in building two at the end of the camping midway. On Friday morning if you’re looking for a good breakfast spot check out the Ranch Coffee Shop, located near the fairgrounds at 1872 E Mariposa Rd, Stockton, CA 95205. Prior to the races on Saturday a live band and car show will also be held behind the grandstands in the camp midway.

More information on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series can be found at http://www.woosprint.com/

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 4/10 mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit http://www.stocktondirttrack.com/

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Stockton Dirt Track 2017 Schedule

Friday March 24: FVP Western Spring Shootout- World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & Dwarf Cars
Saturday March 25: FVP Western Spring Shootout - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & Dwarf Cars
Sunday March 26: Open practice/ WOO rain date

April 21, 22 & 23: Noceti Group presents the annual San Joaquin Asparagus Festival at the Fairgrounds (non-racing)

Saturday May 27: Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards & the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour

Friday June 16: San Joaquin County Fair- West Coast Summer Nationals Tractor Pulls
Saturday June 17: San Joaquin County Fair- Bombers, B-4 Cylinders & Sport Mods

Sunday July 2: Jimmy Sills Classic- Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards & the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour plus Huge Fireworks Show

Saturday August 26: Salute to LeRoy Van Conett- Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards & BCRA Midgets

Friday & Saturday October 6 & 7: Monster Truck Madness

Friday November 3: The C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour, Dwarf Cars & Bombers
Saturday November 4: 34th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson- Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards & the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series presented by NARC

Saturday & Sunday November 17 & 18: Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

 

 

T.J. Michael returns to action with Attica opener and first round of Mansfield Triple Crown

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, OH (March 20, 2017) - After nearly a month since his last open wheel start, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will continue his 2017 campaign with an Ohio doubleheader this Friday and Saturday, March 24-25; set to enter the Attica Raceway Park and Mansfield Motor Speedway season openers.

Michael, pilot of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Cast Stone/Fremont Fence Company/Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde/Kear’s Speed Shop/Crown Battery/MJ Webb Enterprises/Roy Hardin Masonry/Wood Heating & Air Conditioning/Pro Tech Service Company/HRP/No 8M, will battle the best of the Buckeye State during the upcoming weekend, highlighted with round one of the Triple Crown Spring Series at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio; a venue recently transformed back to dirt after years as a pavement facility.

“I’m excited to get back to work,” T.J. Michael explained, the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year runner-up. “We don’t have any All Star commitments until April 8 when we head to Atomic, so we wanted to take advantage of a full weekend of racing near our shop in Fremont. Hopefully the weather cooperates and we get everything in.”

T.J. Michael is certainly no stranger to competition at Attica Raceway Park, earning one victory at the northeast Ohio oval during 305ci sprint car competition in 2015. The Attica Raceway Park opener will act as a prime test session for the Plano, Texas, native, as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions are scheduled to visit just three weeks later on Saturday, April 15.

Mansfield Motor Speedway’s season opener will award a $5,000 top prize, and similar to Attica Raceway Park, will act as a test session for T.J. Michael. The Arctic Cat All Stars visit the state-of-the-art, half-mile venue on Sunday, May 28.

“We’re hoping for a great start to the rest of our season,” Michael said. “We have some things that we want to try this weekend. No better opportunity to try some things at Attica and Mansfield before we head back there for point races. I can’t thank my team, family and supporters enough for this opportunity. We have some big goals in mind. I think we are more than capable of reaching all of them.”

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

Recent Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio) 2016 Stats: Seven top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition 2017 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Engines, J&J Auto Racing, MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Heating & Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company, HRP, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / corini.anthony@yahoo.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 

 

Max Stambaugh will make 2017 Marshall Motorsports debut Friday at Attica Raceway Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, OH (March 20, 2017) - For the first time in 2017, “Mad Max” Stambaugh will pilot the Ray Marshall Motorsports No. 33M, set to enter competition at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, during the facility’s first event of the season on Friday, March 24.

The 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year contender will use his Attica visit as a test session, hoping to shake down the familiar Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine and Fabricators/Fastenal of Kenton/No. 33M before the Arctic Cat All Stars visit the home of Ohio’s Finest Racing on Saturday, April 15.

“We’re excited to get things going,” Stambaugh explained, the former two-time NRA Sprint Invaders championship runner-up. “We’ve been doing a lot of work in the shop getting everything ready for the season. We haven’t put together an exact schedule of races outside of our All Star commitments, but this weekend is a great chance for us to get to the track and make sure everything is where it needs to be.”

Max Stambaugh will enter the upcoming weekend with three starts to his credit thus far in 2017, with all three occurring during Arctic Cat All Star competition at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. “Mad Max” launched his rookie campaign with “America’s Series” with two main event starts, finishing 19th and 20th amongst a field of nearly 40 entries.

“I can’t thank Ray Marshall and the entire team enough for this opportunity,” Stambaugh said. “We have everything necessary to be successful. They provide me with great equipment, so I plan to take full advantage of that and get us up front. I’m excited to get back to the track.”

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www.maxstambaugh.com. Follow “Mad Max” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook. Those seeking additional information regarding Ray Marshall Motorsports should visit the team live on the Web at www.raymarshallmotorsports.com.

2015 Highlights: Earned “410” victory at Butler Speedway on Saturday, August 8

2015 Wins: 5 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) - 360ci)

2016 Highlights: Has earned two victories thus far in 2016: Waynesfield Raceway Park (OH), I-96 Speedway (MI)

2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)

2017 Highlights: Qualified for all three main events at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL.) with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

2017 Wins: N/A

Max Stambaugh and Marshall Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine and Fabricators, Fastenal of Kenton, DPI Ink graphics, Hempy Water, Lima Powder Coating, Blue Room, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Dale’s Concrete, Fully Injected Motorsports, and Specialized Therapy

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

 

Bernal Bags 30th Career USAC West Coast Victory

TULARE (Mar. 19, 2017) – Ryan Bernal battled with Jace Vander Weerd for 30 laps at Thunderbowl Raceway to bring home his 30th career USAC win.

Bernal setting quick time in group qualifying would jump start the night in the right direction. With a 4th place start and 2nd place finish Bernal would line up in the 4th position for the feature. He had moved into the second position on the first lap and take the early lead on lap 6. He fended of Vander Weerd for 24 laps before taking the checkered flag.

“We had a really good track to race on tonight,” said Bernal. “I have to thank JFM (Josh Ford Motorsports) for letting me run this weekend and I’m glad I could get them another win. We ran third last night after leading for most of the race so I’m excited to get the win tonight.”

Friday night resulted in a third-place podium finish after losing the lead in lapped traffic. Bernal lead several laps in Friday night’s feature event with the USAC West Coast 360 series before Jake Swanson took over the top spot.

Bernal is headed to the Midwest Saturday, March 25th, to pilot the Michael Dutcher Motorsports No.17gp at the “No Way Out 40” in Brownstown, Indiana.

“I’m excited to get back to Indiana and race for Dutch (Michael Dutcher),” said Bernal. “He always has top-notch equipment so I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do together. I might get to run a few more races with him if I can find some sponsorship, but we’ll see how it goes.”

Bernal is slated to be back on the West Coast in April for winged, non-wing, and midget action.

Ryan Bernal would like to thank the following sponsors: 4 Alarm Promotions, Smith Precision, DMI, FK Rod Ends, Wilwood Breaks, STIDA.com, Keizer Wheels, and Bell Helmets

 

 

Macedo Grabs Top Ten at Tulare

TULARE (Mar. 19, 2017) – Coming off of a “Hard Charger” award with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Macedo heads back to his home state of California. Piloting the Tarlton Motorsports 21x machine, Macedo geared up for back-to-back nights at the famed Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, California).

Night one started in the right direction, qualifying 16th out of 36 cars and a 3rd place finish in the heat race would reward him with an automatic bid to the Amain event. Trouble struck on lap 9 after Macedo was involved in an incident, getting upside down in turn four on the restart, ending his night.

“I had a good car all night and the results didn’t show it,” said Macedo. “We were going forward and had good speed. I just got caught up in one of those racing deals on the restart and got upside down. We’ll get it fixed and be ready for tomorrow.”

The second night of racing action didn’t get off to the best start with a qualifying time of 14.442, ending up 27th. Making moves in the heat race with a 5th place finish from the 7th starting position would be good enough to transfer directly into the Amain. Starting deep in the field, at 19th on the grid, Macedo would charge his way to the front to grab a 9th place finish in the Tarlton Motorsports 21x.

“I love racing for Tarlton Motorsports,” said Macedo. “They always give me a fantastic car and I was glad we could rebound from last night’s crash and get them a top ten.”

Macedo was two spots shy of snagging another Hard Charger Award. This was his 7th top 10 of the season in 13 races. You can catch Macedo and Tarlton Motorsports at Stockton Dirt Track on March 24th & 25th with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Carson Macedo would like to thank the following personal sponsors: Shifty Illusions, Vaportail Clothing, Fiberworks Composites, Port of Subs Sandwiches, and Tarlton and Son Incorporated.

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors: Tarlton and Sons Incorporated, Elite Landscaping, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Allstar Performance, Executive Auto Sales, Bandy and Associates, and BG Oils and Lubricants.

 

 

Brent Marks displays consistency in Tulare,
Stockton Dirt Track next as WoO West Coast Swing continues

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

TULARE, CA (March 19, 2017) - Consistency has always been the goal for Brent Marks and his Pennsylvania-based race team, and after spending two, full nights in Tulare, California, racing with the Greatest Show On Dirt, that is exactly what Brent Marks accomplished.

Brent Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/Maxim Chassis/No. 19, continued his 2017 Rookie of the Year campaign with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with two, full programs at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. Marks qualified for each of the weekend’s $10,000-to-win main events, finishing 14th and 15th, respectively.

“Not a bad weekend at all. Thunderbowl Raceway is really cool. It’s just a real fun place to race,” Brent Marks said. “The consistency was definitely there. We actually broke into the top-ten on Saturday night, but we broke a w-link, so we lost some of the handling. Either way, to leave that place with some consistency is rewarding. We’re learning a lot out here on the road, and when you can stay consistent with the level of competition we are racing against, that makes it a lot more fun.”

Despite his Thunderbowl Raceway visit on Friday and Saturday, March 17-18, being a first-ever occurrence, Marks adapted quickly, qualifying as high as 13th amongst a field of nearly 40 entries. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native finished fifth during each of his contested heat races, both equaling an automatic transfer position into the main event. As a result of his heat race finish, Marks started on the outside of row ten on Friday, March 17, ultimately climbing six positions to finish 14th during the 35-lap program. On Saturday, March 18, Marks started 17th on the main event grid, racing within reach of a top-ten finish, eventually settling for 15th after an equipment malfunction.

“Consistency is very important. Now we need to work on being consistent higher in the running order,” Brent Marks said. “The season is young. We have a long way to go. My guys bust their butts and work as hard as they can. I’m more than confident that we have what it takes to put ourselves near the top of the running order.”

Brent Marks will move forward and continue his California visit with the two-day FVP Western Spring Shootout on Friday and Saturday, March 24-25, at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, California. Like Thunderbowl Raceway, and all of his upcoming California destinations, this will be a first-ever appearance at the Stockton Dirt Track for the Brent Marks Racing operation. Marks will enter the two-day showcase 12th in the current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship standings, earning one top-ten finish on the season.

To view the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, visit the Greatest Show On Dirt live on the Web at www.woosprint.com.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19.

2015 Wins: 3
2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park)
2017 Wins: N/A

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including - Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels - VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

 

 

Milburn & Van Ginneken Set to Vie for Eureka Series Honours

The Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series is set for a thrilling conclusion this coming Saturday night when defending series Champion Brett Milburn lays it all on the line in what has become an intriguing points battle with Allansford’s Tim Van Ginneken.

Heading into last Saturday night’s penultimate round of competition at Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Raceway, Milburn held sway over the chasing pack, leading by 110 points from Van Ginneken, with Warrnambool’s Corey McCullagh a further 208 points in arrears of Van Ginneken.

However, a topsy-turvy night of racing saw Tasmania’s Tim Hutchins collect his first Eureka Series A-Main victory, with the points leader, Milburn, and Van Ginneken both needing to transfer from the B-Main to even make the show!

Thankfully both could make the back of the feature race event with Van Ginneken progressing to and eventual sixth place finish, while Milburn gave up some of his points lead with a tenth-place run.

McCullagh was able to finish fifth behind Hutchins, Dennis Jones, Brayden Parr and David McKay to ensure that he remains a mathematical chance of claiming the Eureka Sprintcar Series.

The highest points scorer of the night was Young Gun Brayden Parr who was able to leap frog Glen Sutherland into fourth place in points courtesy of his third-place run, while Mt. Gambier’s Sutherland finished the A-Main in eighth.

So with a field of 30 plus cars already entered for this weekend and the likes of newly crowned Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion and defending Parr Motorsports Track Champion Jamie Veal in the field along with Darren Mollenoyux , Grant Anderson, David Murcott, Tim Rankin and John Vogels the battle for Grand Final honours is set to go down to the wire!

With public gates set to open at 4.00pm and cars on track at 5.00pm as well as an amazing support cast from the Wingless Sprints as more than 40 drivers and teams battle it out for a round of their Super Series, this is going to be a great night of Speedway action.

Tickets are available at the gate or on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

Current Eureka Sprintcar Series Points – Top 20:

1. V68 Brett Milburn – 4254 points. 2. V36 Tim Van Ginneken – 4182 points. 3. V90 Corey McCullagh – 3991 points. 4. V77 Brayden Parr – 3947 points. 5. S20 Glen Sutherland - 3871 points. 6. V17 Dennis Jones – 3513 points. 7. V84 Sam Wren – 3264 points. 8. V72 Jacob Smith – 3250 points. 9. V73 Charles Hunter – 3067 points. 10. V88 David Murcott – 3048 points. 11. V91 Brad Warren – 3044 points. 12. V60 Jordyn Charge – 2997 points. 13. ACT83 David McKay – 2845 points. 14. W18 Scott Reilly – 2669 points. 15. S37 Terry Kelly – 2521 points. 16. V70 John Vogels – 2478 points. 17. V47 Tim Rankin – 2444 points. 18. V48 Adam King – 2264 points. 19. V64 David Aldersley – 2109 points. 20. V98 Peter Doukas – 2016 points.

 

 

ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL PARTNERS WITH MID-ATLANTIC SPRINTS SERIES AS HEADLINE SPONSOR
By ERIKA PALMAI-WAGNER
TRENTON, NJ
In addition to the growing list of sponsors partnering with the newly formed Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, Engler Machine & Tool has signed on as the series headline title sponsor for 2017. Engler will be providing the series with a BRAND NEW 2 3/16 injection system, worth $3,800 dollars, for MASS to raffle off at the end of the season, as well as six-hundred dollars worth of gift certificates to be given away at three Engler sponsored events on the 2017 season schedule.
“We are hoping that this huge offering provided to MASS by Engler will encourage members to remain loyal to our series when we give away tickets at the events which will be marked ‘Ticket Races’ (TR) on our schedule,” Regional Director Eddie Wagner explained. “We have a number of unique ways to win the fuel injection system that is up for grabs that will keep things interesting through the season, which included selling the tickets, as well as giving them out to competitors who qualify for the drawing based on a position they may finish on Engler sponsored race nights”.
Tim Engler, who is the owner and founder of Engler Machine, started his business in 1980 in Princeton, Indiana, focusing first on plastic injection molds. As time went on, Engler diversified into the high performance products such as fuel injection systems, custom made pulling chassis, specialty CNC items including gears, shafts and other miscellaneous custom machined items made specifically for diverse high performance vehicles.
“MASS is lucky to have such an impressive company come onboard in our inaugural season, and we can't thank Mr. Engler enough for joining this series. Last year was my first year using a Engler Injection and the throttle response and power on restarts was flat out impressive. I really hope anyone looking for an injection system gives Tim a call because his products and dedication to our sport shows in his workmanship,” stated MASS General Manager Jeff Geiges.
Gary Thayer, owner of Thayer Performance, the official parts dealer for MASS and a distributor of Engler fuel injection systems for over five years, speaks highly of Engler Machine products, expressing that “Tim Engler’s precision and intricate designs on all of his custom products are second to none, and I always encourage my customers to use his products on the engines that I build”. Thayer goes on to say that “The Engler Injection is the most reliable, trouble free, has smooth throttle control, and it holds its settings like no other. It just simply makes power!”
The Engler Machine & Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will hold their very first event on Sunday, April 30th at South Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway. Tickets for the Engler fuel injection system that is up for grabs will be on sale at this race for $10 a ticket. Anyone can purchase these raffle tickets, as long as they are bought for a registered Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series team (driver or owner). Tickets can also be received in different ways also by members who attend three consecutive races in a row, finishing in the top five of the three scheduled Engler Machine & Tool sponsored events, and the top five in points will receive a number of tickets at the end of the year.
Engler Machine & Tool can be contacted by phone 1-812-386-6254, or by fax at 1-812-386-6268. Please check out their Facebook page Engler Machine and Tool, or their website at www.englermachine.com/ .
For more info on what’s going on with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/or visit our BRAND NEW website at www.masprintseries.com.

 

Triple Crown Series Awards to be presented at annual ISMA Championship Banquet at Turning Stone Resort Casino in November


OSWEGO, NY (March 18, 2017) – The Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear will present its nearly $30,000 point fund as well as its Bentley Warren Supermodified Driver of the Year and Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year trophies at the annual ISMA Championship Banquet held at the Turning Stone Resort Casino on Saturday, November 18.

A joint venture between the International Supermodified Association, Oswego Speedway, and Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions – the TCCS award ceremony will bring ISMA and Oswego competitor’s together one more time to finish the 2017 campaign.

“With the ISMA and Oswego banquets usually just a week or two apart it made sense to gather everyone at Turning Stone so the ISMA contingent did not have to travel to New York State twice in a three week period,” said Dan Kapuscinski, TCCS promoter. “Banquet time is a great time. I have enjoyed hosting each of these banquets for the last several years, and this year’s ISMA celebration will have a nice added bonus with the TCCS purse and trophies being presented. I’m looking forward to handing out the awards and celebrating what we all hope is a successful season.”

As of March 18 four drivers have registered to take on the challenge of the TCCS campaign, which will see five non-wing Supermodified events at Oswego Speedway and five wing events on the ISMA tour including races at Lancaster Speedway, Stafford Speedway, Sandusky Speedway, and Star Speedway.

While points will be awarded at all 10 events only a driver’s best three Oswego point finishes will be combined with his or her best three ISMA point finishes to count toward the overall championship, for a total of six events.

Drivers or teams do not have to compete in all 10 events, but they must compete in at least three TCCS races on each series to be eligible for the year end point payout.

A minimum of $27,000 in point fund money will be split between two separate championships.

Half of the point fund will go to the TCCS Bentley Warren Driver of the Year championship, with points awarded only to the driver competing. Drivers in this championship have the ability to run as many different race cars as they wish, on either series, in order to collect points.

The TCCS Bentley Warren Driver of the Year will earn a cool $6,000 for his or her efforts at year end with $4,000, $2,000, $1,000, and $500 being awarded second through fifth.

The other half of the point fund will go to the TCCS Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year championship, with points awarded only to the car entry. Supermodifieds eligible for this portion of the championship must run as the same built Supermodified in all entered TCCS events, on either series, wing and non-wing.

The TCCS Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year will earn another $6,000 for their cross-over efforts at year end with $4,000, $2,000, $1,000, and $500 being awarded second through fifth. The entire $13,500 Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year point fund will be paid, no matter the number of eligible Supermodifieds taking place.

Under this format, drivers and teams utilizing the same driver and Supermodified across the TCCS could bring home a total of $12,000.

The Supermodified duo of Dave Shullick Jr. and Otto Sitterly will join forces with Bodnar Racing and Nicotra Racing to take on the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year portion of the series. Both drivers will contend in Bodnar mounts for the ISMA events while driving Nicotra roadsters in the Oswego shows.

Jeff Abold and Dave McKnight will also contend for Bentley Warren Driver of the Year but they plan to do so in the same Supermodified at all TCCS events they enter, making them eligible for another $6,000 prize in the Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year category.

At least another half dozen drivers and teams are expected to take on the ultimate challenge in Supermodified racing, with registrations not due until a team’s first event.

If interested in helping to support the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing feel free to contact series promoter Dan Kapuscinski by e-mail at dkapuscinski00@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 708-7544.

To learn more about Oswego Speedway, visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com and be sure to visit www.ismasupers.com for more information on the International Supermodified Association.

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule:
May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing)
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing)
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing)
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing)
July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing)
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)**
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing)
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)**
September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)**
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)**
** - Indicates Double Point Shows
Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format
Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

 

 

Tickets on sale for World of Outlaws return to Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5

SEDALIA, Mo. — March 17, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale for the Sedalia Show-Me Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Missouri on Friday, May 5 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Sammy Swindell won the most recent World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in 2012. The three-time series champion and Hall of Famer took the lead from Cody Darrah on lap-15 of the 25-lap event.

Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending series titlist, leads all active drivers with a pair of wins at the Missouri State Fair Speedway. He was victorious for the first time at Sedalia in 2003 and returned to victory lane at the track in 2008. Schatz opened this season by winning five of the first six races for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and is the current point leader.

Jason Sides and Paul McMahan also have won World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at the historic half-mile in Sedalia. The win for McMahan was his first-career triumph with the series, back in 2001.

Battling Schatz, Sides and McMahan in 2017 is another stout group of full-time competitors including Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet, who are teammates at Kasey Kahne Racing, David Gravel, who finished third in points in 2016, Joey Saldana, who is just one win away from 100 career A-Feature triumphs with the series, Shane Stewart, who had eight A-Feature victories last year, Jason Johnson, who won the 2016 Knoxville Nationals and already has a victory this season and Greg Wilson, the defending winner of the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award.

Young drivers Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp are all back on the road again in 2017. A pair of rookie contenders. Brent Marks from Pennsylvania and Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio, are both embarking on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series trail for the first time.

Tickets for the Sedalia Show-Me Showdown, featuring World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Missouri, on Friday, May 5 can purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling: 815-344-2023.

For more information on tickets visit www.slspromotions.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Fox Shocks/Fastline Performance Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints in 2016

Company Name: Fox Shocks/Fastline Performance

Website: http://www.ridefox.com/

Contact #: (315) 272-6047 Mike Walton (Fastline)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Fastline-Performance-Extreme-Speed-and-Performance-681211478604438/about/?ref=page_internal

Part of the Program Since: 2013

SYRACUSE, NY – Mike Walton from Fastline Performance in conjunction with Fox Shocks has been part of the Lucky Giveaway Program since the 2013 awards banquet. Fox Shocks is one of the most popular shocks in northeast modified racing and is rapidly growing in the sprint car industry as well.

In 1974, Bob Fox started racing his products in motocross and we haven't stopped racing since. FOX equipped vehicles and racers have stood atop podiums in every sport we have competed in — from the sands of Baja to the dunes of Dakar.

Our team of engineers perform rigorous tests with our athletes year round. The data we collect from performance testing and our application of that knowledge to our product is what separates FOX from every other suspension company.

The winner of the $800 certificate towards any Fox Shocks product or services was Shawn Donath.

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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 2016 was participated by: Brodix Cylinder Heads, JE Pistons, Fox Shocks/Fastline Performance, Kevin Nouse Designs/K1 Racegear, Simpson Safety, Briggs & Stratton Generators, Aero Wings, Keizer Wheels, Panther Frameworx/M&W Aluminum Products, Zamp Helmets/Highside Racing Products, TI22 Performance, SST Shock Technology, Beyea Headers, Sammy Reakes Snap-On Tools, Schoenfeld Headers, ATL Fuel Cells, Maxim Racing, Adirondack Powder Coating.

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, Einstein Construction Group, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, Scorpion Security Products, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Outlaw Point Leader Enters California Swing On a Roll;

TSR’s Arctic Cat/Ford Performance Team Seeking Thunderbowl Triumph

INDIANAPOLIS (March 16, 2017) –The beat goes on for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) along the challenging World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series barnstorming tour. In the midst of a modern day dynasty, TSR’s Donny Schatz carries a five-race winning streak into the weekend doubleheader at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California.

To say the pace Schatz is setting through six races has been torrid would be understatement. He’s parked the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J in victory lane in all but one Outlaw A-Feature. He credits his crew of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson, and Brad Mariscotti for continuing to raise the bar and always looking for ways to get better. With three consecutive WoO titles and 82 WoO A-Features wins the past three seasons, the expectations for the team continue to rise. Predicting a strong start wouldn’t have been a longshot, but no one saw the five out of six sizzling beginning coming. Their next challenge is conquering California.

Over the next three weeks, the eight-time and reigning champion will look to continue his winning ways beginning Friday night at the 1/3-mile dirt oval located in Central California, where the Outlaws have made an annual spring stop since 2007. It’s been 15 races at the action-packed bullring since Schatz last visited victory lane at the facility back in October 2007. That win was his 70th career WoO A-Feature triumph and came one day after Schatz and Tony Stewart unveiled his first TSR No. 15 during a press conference in Charlotte. He’s won 164 WoO A-Features since that night and the team wants to make that 165 Friday and continue improving their results at each stop on the Outlaw tour.

California has been a fertile ground of success for Schatz the past two seasons, where he’s won eight of his 14 career triumphs in the state. He would like to add to that win ratio this weekend, but racing in Tulare has been anything but predictable over the past few years. In 2015, he was involved in an early crash and drove his way back to finish eighth and he followed that up with a fourth-place run in the second program. Rain played havoc last March and only one night of competition was completed. Schatz went out early in qualifying and found himself buried in the field all night long.

The one thing that has been predictable through the first six WoO races this season has been the presence of Schatz. After a frustrating night in the season opener, the green and black Arctic Cat No. 15 has come out victorious in every race since. He became only the third driver in Outlaw history to win two WoO A-Features in the same day on February 19. That day he scored an afternoon victory and followed with a run from 17th-to-first in the nightcap to close out the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Two weeks later, he dominated the night at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, by pacing the field in qualifying, winning his heat, the dash and leading all 35 laps of the A-Feature. Last weekend, he swept both nights of the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Through six of 92 scheduled nights of racing, Schatz leads the championship standings by 74 points over Jason Johnson and Brad Sweet. He tops all other categories including wins (5), top-fives (5), top-10s (5), and laps led (81).

For both events this weekend at Thunderbowl Raceway, the pit gates will be open throughout the day while the grandstands open at 4 p.m. PDT. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit tularethunderbowl.com.

Race fans unable to attend the DIRTcar Nationals can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live video coverage is available, on a pay-per-view basis or fans can listen free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com. Visit to DIRTVision.com for more information.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, TSR and the No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J throughout the campaign on the web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.arcticcat.com, and 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.

Arctic Cat: Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArcticCat or on Twitter and Instagram @ArcticCat_atv @ArcticCat_Snow

Curb: Facebook at www.facebook.com/CurbRecords or on Twitter and Instagram @CurbRecords.

Ford Performance: Facebook at www.facebook.com/FordPerformance or on Twitter and Instagram @FordPerformance.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J:

With five wins to start the season, you are in some pretty select company. Only Steve Kinser and Doug Wolfgang have had similar starts to World of Outlaw seasons. How does that make you feel?

“Those guys were my heroes. So anytime you can be mentioned with them, it’s an incredible accomplishment. You can’t dwell on it though. I’m sure in their day it was all about the next race. That’s how we look at it. Sure winning five in a row is great, but the next race is the most important one. That’s the way we do business here at TSR. You enjoy the win until you pull out of the gate and then the attention goes to the next race. My whole team should be included when they mention the start to the season or any kind of streak. They are incredible. Tony has surrounded me with a tremendous team. We just continue to push each other. The work is never done.”

The next challenge for you and the team is the World of Outlaws annual run through California. Your success rate in California continues to improve, but its still one of the tougher regions to compete on the schedule. What makes winning in California so tough?

“The biggest thing is adapting to the California mentality when you are out there. The tracks typically make for exciting races because they are small. The racing surface typically stays wet and rough longer and you alwayys have to be ready for the next corner. It’s not like it’s a chess match where you have time to make things happen. You have to react to things in a split second. That’s where the experience of racing with the World of Outlaws comes into play. There isn’t much that comes my way that I haven’t been faced with before. You try to make the right decisions and learn from the ones that don’t go your way. We spent a few hours testing Monday working on some things and I am really looking forward to racing at Tulare. It’s been a long time since we’ve won there and that’s something we’d like to change soon.”

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING TRAVELS TO THE THUNDERBOWL TWICE AS NICE:

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series made the trek west this week and has arrived in Central California. Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team will compete in two nights of racing at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare this weekend.

TULARE RUNNER-UP: Stewart has been the bridesmaid in his last three showings at Thunderbowl Raceway. In 2015, Stewart earned two second place finishes after starting ninth on Friday and starting third on Saturday. Last year, after the opening night rained out, he advanced two positions from this original start to earn his third-consecutive second-place finish.

SEASON STATISTICS: The Larson Marks Racing team has earned one top-five finish and four top-10 finishes so far this season. In the last three races, the team has advanced seven positions in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Championship standings and is currently in the seventh spot.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Series driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Larson will be competing in the and NMECS race this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway and Marks will be competing in the 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Speedway.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Bob Curtis of Warrensburg, Mo., with Andrew Seamans from Syracuse, N.Y., and Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

STATS: RACES: 8 FAST TIME: 0 WINS: 0 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 1 TOP-10 FINISHES: 5

 

 

Antaya Motorsports and Cory Eliason Team Up To Contest 2017 King of the West Series Schedule

PETERSEN MEDIA- Embarking on their second season of winged sprint car racing, Antaya Motorsports is excited to announce that Cory Eliason has been hired to take over the driving duties in 2017 as the team chases after the King of the West championship.

“I am extremely excited for this opportunity, and am very thankful that Larry Antaya and this team has the confidence in me to represent them on and off the track,” Cory Eliason said.

With the 2017 season off and running in California, Eliason and Antaya Motorsports will kick off their new arrangement this Friday and Saturday in Tulare, CA as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series comes to town.

The plan is to follow the series to Stockton Dirt Track next weekend before kicking off the 2017 King of the West series schedule on April 8th in Bakersfield, CA at Kern Count Speedway.

Aside from competing full time with the King of the West series, Antaya Motorsports will also take part in as many Prentice Motorsports Group events as they can including racing on the occasional Friday night with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, as well as with the Civil War Sprints presented by Flowmaster when the schedule allows. Later this Fall, the team will again pick the World of Outlaws up when they return, and also plan on taking part in the 2017 Trophy Cup.

Eliason, who hails from Kingsburg, CA, comes into the 2017 season on top of his game after a red hot 2016 season that saw him score seven feature event wins, including two KWS wins, one Civil War triumph, and this winter he scored a win in Australia.

“Antaya Motorsports is looking forward to working with Cory Eliason,” Antaya Motorsports Manager, Tim Werbach said. “Last season he came into his own and really opened a lot of eyes around the country, and we are excited to have him in our corner in 2017.”

In what will be the teams second season of existence, Antaya Motorsports will again be backed by Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fire Protection Management, Inc., TW Performance, Kaeding Performance, Cardinal Paint and Powder, Tool World, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, and Shiro’s Collision Center.

The addition to Eliason is not the only change for Antaya Motorsports in 2017. The team is also excited to welcome mechanics Brian Matherly and Matt Britt from Kaeding Performance aboard for the team’s quest for the KWS crown.

Antaya Motorsports also would like to invite all of their fans out to the Good Guys Rod and Custom 35th Annual All American Get Together on March 25th and 26th at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA. With the team competing in Stockton, CA that weekend, it would make for a great day of hot rods and racecars.

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fire Protection Management, Inc., TW Performance, Kaeding Performance, Cardinal Paint and Powder, Tool World, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, and Shiro’s Collision Center for their support in 2016.

ON TAP: The 2017 season kicks off this Friday and Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow us on Twitter @AntayaTeam20 or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AntayaTeam20/. Also follow along with Good Guys Rod and Custom Association on Twitter @GoodGuys and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/goodguysrodandcustom/.

 

 

Atomic Speedway’s rescheduled Buckeye Spring 50 generates Spring Fever Weekend featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Modstravaganza

Contact: Brad McCown Bam0074@yahoo.com

CHILLICOTHE, OH (March 16, 2017) - In response to unseasonable weather conditions forcing the postponement of the Third Annual Buckeye Spring 50 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Atomic Speedway promoter Brad McCown has decided to generate Spring Fever Weekend; a three-race spectacle that will feature not only the nation’s top super late model competitors, but also three, full days of OTP Industrial Solutions AMRA Modified competition.

Dubbed Modstravaganza, the three-day AMRA Modified showcase will be highlighted with a $3,000-to-win finale, as well as a $1,000 bonus if any driver can sweep the weekend. AMRA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, Mini Late Models, Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint cars, 305ci sprint cars, and Legends will also participate during select portions of the Spring Fever Weekend program.

“We kept an eye on the weather as long as we could, and with conditions not improving enough to host a program comfortably, postponement was our only option,” Brad McCown explained regarding the Buckeye Spring 50. “I decided to make the best of the situation and plan a three-race weekend featuring the super late models on Thursday, two additional days of modified racing on Friday and Saturday, joined by the non-wing sprint cars on Saturday. We want this to be a long weekend for our fans to enjoy. We’ll have a lot on the line, so it should be an exciting event.”

Spring Fever/Modstravaganza Weekend will ignite on Thursday, April 20, with the third running of the Buckeye Spring 50 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and AMRA Modifieds. The super late model portion of the program will award $10,000, with AMRA Modified teams doing battle for a $1,000 top prize and a minimum of $150.

Spring Fever/Modstravaganza Weekend will continue on Friday, April 21, with a second, full program for the AMRA Modifieds, this time awarding $1,500 to the main event winner and a minimum of $175 to each feature starter. The AMRA Sport Modifieds, Street Stocks and Mini Late Models will also be on the evening card, each participating in full programs.

The Spring Fever/Modstravaganza Weekend finale will hit Atomic Speedway wavelengths on Saturday, April 22, with a third and final AMRA Modified program, this time boasting a top prize equaling that of $3,000, while also awarding a minimum of $200 to each feature starter. Also participating on Saturday evening will be the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint cars, 305ci sprint cars, AMRA Sport Modifieds for $500, and Legends. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series portion of the program will award a $1,500 top prize; the first of three Atomic Speedway appearances for the non-wing warriors in 2017.

As an added twist to Modstravaganza Weekend, the top-four AMRA Modified feature finishers from Thursday and Friday will be the only drivers locked into Saturday night’s finale, each participating in a dash that will set the first four rows of the Spring Fever/Modstravaganza Weekend finale worth $3,000. All other competitors will earn points through their respective main event finishes on Thursday and Friday, ultimately setting the line-ups for AMRA Modified consolation races on Saturday.

Tickets will be available on a nightly basis: Thursday: $25 GA / $35 Pit Pass Friday: $10 GA / $25 Pit Pass Saturday: $18 GA / $35 Pit Pass Three-Day Pit Pass: $75 No two-day passes available

Spring Fever/Modstravaganza Weekend camping is now available via Trackside Camping adjacent to Atomic Speedway starting at $40 for one night, $50 for two nights and $65 for all three nights. Those interested must reserve a spot by April 5. Primitive sites are also available on the Atomic Speedway grounds starting at $15 per night.

The Third Annual Buckeye Spring 50 featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will ignite with warm-ups at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 20, followed by qualifying time trials, heat race competition, and main events. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 12:00pm, with general admission gates swinging open at 4:00pm. A timetable for the entire Spring Fever Weekend will be posted in the coming weeks.

Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at the all-new www.atomicspeedway.net.

Press provided by Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams, tracks and organizations from all areas of the country.

 

 

 

Kulhanek Tackling 44th annual Spring Nationals This Weekend at Devil's Bowl

Inside Line Promotions - DANBURY, Texas (March 16, 2017) - Ray Allen Kulhanek is kicking off his season this weekend at the 44th annual Spring Nationals.

"I teamed up with Marvin and Peggy Pearson to what we were doing last year," he said. "We'll use my car and their motor and rig. I'm not really sure what we are going to do and run. We'll play it by ear on a week-to-week basis. I'm in the process of trying to start my own business right now so that's the main focus. When the cards fall into place we'll run when it's convenient for myself and their family."

The first opportunity is this Friday and Saturday at the marquee Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event hosted by Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

"I feel really good about it," he said. "Their engine runs really strong and I definitely love my car and equipment. I felt like we were putting good races together when we teamed up last year. I know we're very capable of rolling into the gates at Devil's Bowl and being in contention for a win."

Kulhanek said his goal for the season-opening doubleheader is consistency.

"The first step to being able to win is to be in the show," he said. "That's always the first step. Also, in a logical deal being the first race of the season for myself, to come out of both nights with top 10s would be great to me. However, I definitely don't ever pull out of the gate at the shop without the expectation of winning.

"I know there will be a lot of cars, which there always is. Any time you go to the first race of the year there's always 40-plus cars. When you roll into Devil's Bowl you have a great facility to race at, but it's also a tough animal to tame. You have to have Lady Luck on your side."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kulhanek_Ray

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

APPAREL -

Kulhanek will have apparel available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Big Bass Tour

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"I want to thank Keith Odom and Mark Jones, a.k.a. Jonesy, who are partners in Big Bass Tour," Kulhanek said. "I look forward to working with them for several years to come. I'm excited to build a new relationship focused on mutual success in both of our ventures."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Texas Rotating Equipment, Alcon Construction, GoPro, J&J Auto Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Miller's RV Park, Frazier & Son, Smiley's Racing Products, 41 Shocks, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, C4 Graphics, Simpson Race Products and Marvin and Peggy Pearson for their support.

 

 

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars have 10 dates in Louisiana

SABINE, La. (March 15) – IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars return to weekly programs in Louisiana this season, beginning this weekend at Sabine Motor Speedway.

The March 18 event is one of eight at Sabine, with two Saturday night dates set at Chatham Raceway 90 miles to the north and east.

“We want to build RaceSaver car counts back up in this area,” said Director Thomas Johnson, who will double as tech inspector for races at Chatham. “We like the rules and the affordability of this class. A guy with an $8,000 motor can race against guys with $20,000 motors and win.”

Also on the schedule at Sabine, where track promoter William Isgitt will head up tech, are April 29, May 13, June 10 (a Spring Series of Texas outing), July 1, Aug. 5, Aug. 26 and Sept. 30 races.

Chatham events are April 1 and June 3.

The first nine races are during the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season. Points earned at Sabine and Chatham will determine a single track champion.

 

 

Beierle Hitting the Road at Select ASCS National Tour Events in 2017

Inside Line Promotions - BISMARK, N.D. (March 15, 2017) - Andee Beierle is making a big change in her racing career in 2017.

The Iowa State University student, who is embarking upon her second year of 360ci winged sprint car competition, will hit the road with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at select events. This is her second season driving for BDS Motorsports and she will be a teammate with Justin Henderson, who is a sprint car racing veteran.

"I can't thank Bryan (Sundby) and everyone at BDS Motorsports enough for giving me the opportunity to learn and grow in this sport," Beierle said. "We will hit many of the ASCS National races. However, it will be a somewhat limited schedule due to my college summer courses."

Beierle is double majoring in aerospace and chemical engineering.

"We will do as much of the series as the budget allows," she said. "If we are able to pick up some more marketing partners we will be able to have the resources we need to hit more shows."

In addition to ASCS National Tour events, BDS Motorsports and Over the Top Marketing and Promotion will continue their appearance schedule greeting fans at tracks throughout the season. Beierle said the team and sponsors will be represented at several returning appearances such as the multiple national touring series dates at Iowa Speedway, which is located just outside of Newton, Iowa.

"I'm excited to meet the fans and help promote our race team, our sponsors, the tracks, the series and sprint car racing in general," she said. "We will have a trailer at all the races with a show car to take to sponsor locations. We will hand out kids' bags with coloring books and stickers. I look forward to the interaction with the fans."

Beierle said her first race of the season is scheduled for April 23 at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

UP NEXT -

April 23 at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndeeBeierle

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

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"You get the quality care you deserve with Dollar-Dental and it is great for people who don't want dental insurance," Beierle said. "I'm proud to represent them in sprint car racing and help fans get dental care and save money."

Beierle would also like to thank Northern Coatings, Inc., Arienco Construction Inc., Harmony Stables, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Liquid Nitro, Simpson Race Products, IETF, Hi-Tech Motorwerks and Four in the Fluff Marketing & Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Schatz and Bernal Both Beat the House In Las Vegas, NV

PETERSEN MEDIA: Donny Schatz and Ryan Bernal simply busted the house in Las Vegas, NV last week.

Both drivers used their KSE Racing Products to win both of their feature events in absolute thrilling fashion.

For Schatz, he has proven to be nearly unbeatable with the World of Outlaws to date as he has now won five of the six feature events that have been contested in 2017. Thursday night, Schatz used his KSE Racing Products to bust Brian Brown on a late race restart, and on Friday he went toe-to-toe with Rico Abreu in a high stakes shootout, and again had the better hand as he swept the two-day show.

Bernal was just as good in the USAC portion of the program. Attacking the rough and tumble surface on Thursday night to grab the win, Bernal would leave odds makers shaking their heads following Friday’s race. Losing an engine after winning his heat race, Bernal and company would opt to go to a back up car for the feature event. Lining up 22nd, Bernal would dazzle the crowd as he clawed his way forward and won from dead last to leave Sin City with a pile of cash and hardware.

A pair of drivers using KSE Racing Products also dominated the Silver Cup in Chico, CA. Friday night, Sean Becker would put on a show with Andy Forsberg to grab the opening night feature event win, before Shane Golobic led all 30 during the Saturday night Civil War Series opener to grab the first win of the year with the series and earn the 2017 Silver Cup crown.

Kevin Thomas, Jr also made headlines last weekend. Making his first start with the Blazin’ Racin’ team in Las Vegas, NV, KT and the team would travel to Arizona Speedway on Saturday night where the Cullman, AL native would breakthrough and record his first ever winged sprint car victory.

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Baughman Venturing to Devil's Bowl This Weekend for ASCS National Tour Opener

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (March 15, 2017) - Josh Baughman has high expectations entering the 44th annual Spring Nationals this weekend.

"I feel like any time we go into these races we're expecting to win," he said. "We have the equipment and the crew to do it. We just have to put it all together throughout each race night."

Baughman will invade Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, this Friday and Saturday for the marquee Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event. He has at least one top-10 finish during three of the past four seasons at the unique track, where he won in 2014.

"I heard they changed the track up a bit and it's wider so that should make it more racy," he said. "I'm looking forward to getting back there and putting together a solid weekend."

Baughman is coming off a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader last weekend at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas. He opened the FVP Outlaw Showdown on Thursday by qualifying 14th quickest in his group before a charge from seventh to fifth place in a heat race locked Baughman into the main event.

"Qualifying with the Outlaws is a big part of getting in the show," he said. "We put ourselves behind and had to race our way in. We got a good start in the heat race and into a transfer.

"The track was rough in the main event. It was like riding a bull for 25 laps. We passed some cars and then we'd hit a rut and fall back. To finish that race and not tear anything up was a success."

Baughman ended with a 19th-place result.

The weekend concluded on Friday when Baughman timed in 12th quickest. He then placed seventh in a heat race and eighth in the Last Chance Showdown after battling for a transfer into the main event for most of the race.

"I missed my marks a couple of times and with those guys you can't make mistakes," he said. "When you do they capitalize on it. I felt like we had a better car than where we ended up. We were definitely better than last year, but that's not where we wanted to be."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 9 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 19 (19).

March 10 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 8 (5).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

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"I want to thank the employees at Hollywood Blasting & Coating for their support of our race team," Baughman said.

Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, Beard Equipment, PPG, Precision Catalyst, B&H Industrial Supplies, Bombshell Designs, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, HMS Motorsports, Schroth Racing, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Engler Machine & Tool, Bosch, Car & Fleet, Kistler Racing Engines and Moss Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Reutzel Looking for Second Lucas Oil ASCS National Title

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (March 15, 2017) – Aaron Reutzel has kept himself plenty busy in the early portion of the 2017 season.

Now, the focus turns to capturing a second Lucas Oil ASCS National championship aboard the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car beginning with this weekend’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway Spring Nationals in Mesquite, TX, on Friday and Saturday.

While victory lane at the storied half-mile has eluded the Clute, TX, native thus far, Reutzel has been knocking on the door with a handful of top-five finishes over the past three years including a runner-up finish in last October’s Winter Nationals preliminary main event.

“We have had good speed at Devil’s Bowl, it’s just a matter of everything falling into place at the right time,” Reutzel says.

The 2015 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour champion comes off yet another weekend of World of Outlaws competition aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

Reutzel raced into his fourth WoO feature of the year on Thursday night before missing the cut on Friday after a qualifying miscue.

“It wasn’t too bad of a weekend, we had pretty good speed each time out,” Reutzel said of the Vegas weekend that featured a field of heavy-hitters. “Those guys are good, you have to have everything just right every time out.”

Clocking in 16th-quick among Thursday’s 42-car field, Reutzel landed a feature position with a fourth-place heat race run.

After starting 13th in the 25-lapper, Reutzel battled for position much of the way before being forced pitside in the late going.

“We were okay in the ‘A’, we bounced back and forth between 13th and 15th,” Reutzel recalls. “The steering picked up a lot of slack as the race went on so we went ahead and pulled in.”

Friday’s effort was in jeopardy right away. “I made a mistake at the end of the first lap and it killed both laps,” Reutzel says. “That pretty much did the night in.”

Reutzel still made a strong rally in the “B” Main aboard the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited entry.

“Everyone was running the top and sliding each other back and forth,” Reutzel said of the early laps. “We were up to fifth on a restart, and I had noticed Jacob Allen was making the bottom work. I tried it on the restart but missed it in one and two and lost three or four positions, so we were pretty well done.”

With a busy early-season slate of action that has included all of the 410-ci World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions events thus far, Reutzel and the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration team shift back to 360-ci action this weekend at Devil’s Bowl. It marks his first 360-ci competition since East Bay Raceway Park’s “King of 360s” Nationals near Tampa last month.

While Reutzel goes after a second Lucas Oil ASCS National title, he will still fill in the off dates with a healthy dose of 410-ci action over the course of the 2017 season.

2017 Quick Stats: 16 races, 2 top-tens

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals in Mesquite, TX, 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.

 

 

Gee Set for First Season on ASCS National Tour Following Season-Opening Weekend in the Desert

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (March 15, 2017) - Skylar Gee nearly captured his first feature victory of the season last Saturday at Arizona Speedway during an ASCS Southwest Region event.

The race was the final tune-up for Gee as he heads into his first season on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, which begins this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, at the 44th annual Spring Nationals.

"Racing on the ASCS National Tour has been a dream of mine and I'm so excited to get that opportunity," he said. "We're going to go to a lot of new tracks and face a lot of great drivers each week, but the only way to get better is to push yourself."

Gee, who claimed the ASCS Frontier Region championship last season following five wins in the region, kicked off the 2017 season with a tripleheader last weekend. He began the action last Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas during the opening night of the two-day FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"We struggled with qualifying and that buried us in the field each night," he said. "When you race with the World of Outlaws everything has to be aligned just right. We definitely learned a lot."

Gee qualified 18th quickest in his group before placing ninth in a heat race and fifth in the C Main on Thursday. He timed in 20 th quickest in his group, ended 10th in a heat race and advanced from seventh to fifth place in the C Main on Friday.

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Arizona Speedway, where Gee won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That locked him into the feature redraw, where he pulled the No. 2 to start the 25-lap main event on the outside of the front row.

"We made some great changes from Las Vegas to be fast in Arizona," he said. "We took off and led most of the feature before a lapped car came up the track and I had nowhere to go."

Gee led the first 16 laps and he had a straightaway advantage when contact with another competitor sent him flipping. He was unable to restart the race and was credited with a 16th-place result.

"That was really frustrating to not be able to finish the race because I think we had the car to beat," he said. "At this point in my career finishing races and getting as many laps as I can is so important. Hopefully we can make a lot of successful laps this weekend at Devil's Bowl and start the ASCS National Tour season on the right foot."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 9 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 9 (9); C Main: 5 (3).

March 10 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 10 (10); C Main: 5 (7).

March 11 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 16 (2).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SkylarGee99

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

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"I want to thank everyone at Carlan Services Ltd. for their support of our race team," Gee said. "I look forward to taking their logo into Victory Lane this season."

Gee would also like to thank Pat Beck Motorsports, Gee and Gee Racing, Clark Construction, Ace Racing, NAPA Auto Parts Fox Creek, Global Power Services, Shane Liebig, Hoosier Racing Tires, Dale Richards, Impact Coatings and Camp Vinyl for their continued support.

 

 

Bellm Begins ASCS Title Chase at Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (March 15, 2017) – Devil’s Bowl Speedway. It was the site of Kyle Bellm’s first ASCS National Tour triumph just four years ago during the Spring Nationals.

As such, it’s the ideal location for the Nixa, MO, racer to kick off his third tour of duty with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour aboard the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car.

This weekend’s 44th edition of the Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals fires off Friday night before culminating with Saturday night’s finale atop the storied half-mile clay oval in Mesquite, TX, on the eastern outskirts of the Dallas Motorplex.

With two years of ASCS National Tour experience under his belt after three previous podium finishes in ASCS Warrior Region points, Bellm looks to climb the point charts in 2017 after posting top-ten rankings over each of the past two years including Rookie of the Year honors in 2015.

“I feel like we’re as well-prepared as we’ve ever been going into a season,” Bellm said of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision team.

This weekend’s Devil’s Bowl double kicks off an approximately 50-race slate of ASCS National Tour events for 2017 that Bellm and the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions team will complement with selected Regional events along the way.

“We’ve got the cars and engines ready, we’re looking for a good season,” Bellm said of the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care entry.

Bellm raced to a strong seventh-place finish in last year’s Devil’s Bowl Spring Nationals and had another strong run going in October’s Winter Nationals aboard the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/The Engine Heater machine until a mechanical issue cut the run short.

“Hopefully we can pick up where we left off,” Bellm said. “We had a good car at Devil’s Bowl at the end of the year.”

Bellm knows that one of the keys to Devil’s Bowl success can often lie in the draw.

“A good draw on Friday can set up the entire weekend,” Bellm comments. “And then we have to capitalize on it.”

Bellm and team are ready for just that on Friday and Saturday night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway this weekend.

2016 Quick Stats: 48 races, 1 win, 12 top-fives, 16 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway Spring Nationals in Mesquite, TX, on Friday and Saturday (March 17-18).

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.

 

 

Shifty Illusions Puts Up Helmet Paint Job To SCCT Champion

Shifty Illusions has offered up a free helmet paint job to the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards champion this season. If you are in the market for a custom helmet paint job check them out on Instagram @shiftyill and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ShiftyIllusions/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

In addition to the Shifty Illusions prize the SCCT champion will also go home with $10,000 from the cash point fund, plus a full filtration system courtesy of Walker Performance Filtration.

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will kick-off its inaugural season on Saturday April 1 at the Antioch Speedway. With the Kyle Larson Racing bonus money automatically up for grabs the feature event at the opener will pay $3,000-to-win.

The front gate on Saturday April 1 opens at 5pm, with all seating is general admission during the night. Qualifying will begin around 6pm and racing will follow. Adult tickets cost $20; while kids 6-12, seniors 65+ and active military will be $15 and children five and under are free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids will be available for $50. The pit gate opens at 2pm for competitors.

The Antioch Speedway is located on the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds at the corner of 10th and L Streets in Antioch, California. Take SR-4 West (Highway 4) to exit 27 and turn right onto L Street. The physical address is 1201 W. 10th Street Antioch, CA 94509. The track is located just a little over an hour from the capital city of Sacramento.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, ART Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CRV Carbon Solutions, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions and Walker Performance Filtration.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website http://www.sprintcarchallengetour.com/ – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

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Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards Championship Point Fund Breakdown

1. $10,000 2. $9,000 3. $8,000 4. $7,000 5. $6,000 6. $5,000 7. $4,000 8. $3,000 9. $2,000 10. $1,500 11. $1,250 12. $1,000 13. $1,000 14. $1,000 15. $1,000

2017 Schedule

Saturday April 1: Antioch Speedway Saturday April 15: Placerville Speedway Friday April 21: Thunderbowl Raceway (4th annual Peter Murphy Classic) Saturday April 29: Petaluma Speedway Saturday May 27: Stockton Dirt Track Saturday June 17: Antioch Speedway Saturday June 24: Calistoga Speedway Sunday July 2: Stockton Dirt Track (Jimmy Sills Classic) Monday July 3: Petaluma Speedway Saturday July 29: Fernley 95A Speedway Friday August 25: Placerville Speedway Saturday August 26: Stockton Dirt Track (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett) Saturday November 4: Stockton Dirt Track (34th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson)

 

 

Bryant and SawBlade.com Backed Team Ready for Spring Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - THE WOODLANDS, Texas (March 15, 2017) - Following a frustrating Winter Nationals last month in Florida, Tommy Bryant and the Sawblade.com sponsored Cooper Motorsports team returned to Texas and went to work.

Bryant feels confident the team found the issues that plagued them in Florida and he is ready to battle for wins during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's 44th annual Spring Nationals this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

"This is a new car and we just couldn't get any forward bite (in Florida)," he said. "We were good everywhere on the track except from middle of the turn off. We found some minor issues with the mounting location with the front shocks. The mount was an inch taller than the old car and it extended the shock an inch further and that impacted the weight transfer.

"Brad Benic of Momentum Racing Suspensions changed up the shocks and we're ready to go. Brad's shock work is second to none. We never have any issues with our shocks and in sprint car racing the shock deal is crucial."

The Spring Nationals is a co-sanctioned doubleheader with the ASCS Gulf South Region. Bryant, who finished second in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings in 2016, likes the stiff competition the Spring Nationals will offer.

"Everyone is itching to go racing," he said. "This should draw between 60 to 70 cars. I'm hoping we can get back to where we were when we finished up last year."

Bryant charged from 18th to 11th during the lone Spring Nationals race last season.

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

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"SawBlade is planning a lot of neat things for the fans again this year," Bryant said. "I'm proud to carry their name on our car and the relationship we have with such a great company that promotes not only our race team but sprint car racing."

Bryant would also like to thank Cooper Motorsports, Dissolvalloy, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Westside Truck and Trailer, Leo's Automotive and DRII Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Bryant and SawBlade.com Backed Team Ready for Spring Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - THE WOODLANDS, Texas (March 15, 2017) - Following a frustrating Winter Nationals last month in Florida, Tommy Bryant and the Sawblade.com sponsored Cooper Motorsports team returned to Texas and went to work.

Bryant feels confident the team found the issues that plagued them in Florida and he is ready to battle for wins during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour's 44th annual Spring Nationals this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

"This is a new car and we just couldn't get any forward bite (in Florida)," he said. "We were good everywhere on the track except from middle of the turn off. We found some minor issues with the mounting location with the front shocks. The mount was an inch taller than the old car and it extended the shock an inch further and that impacted the weight transfer.

"Brad Benic of Momentum Racing Suspensions changed up the shocks and we're ready to go. Brad's shock work is second to none. We never have any issues with our shocks and in sprint car racing the shock deal is crucial."

The Spring Nationals is a co-sanctioned doubleheader with the ASCS Gulf South Region. Bryant, who finished second in the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings in 2016, likes the stiff competition the Spring Nationals will offer.

"Everyone is itching to go racing," he said. "This should draw between 60 to 70 cars. I'm hoping we can get back to where we were when we finished up last year."

Bryant charged from 18th to 11th during the lone Spring Nationals race last season.

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

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"SawBlade is planning a lot of neat things for the fans again this year," Bryant said. "I'm proud to carry their name on our car and the relationship we have with such a great company that promotes not only our race team but sprint car racing."

Bryant would also like to thank Cooper Motorsports, Dissolvalloy, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Westside Truck and Trailer, Leo's Automotive and DRII Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Herrera Hungry for First Career ASCS National Tour Championship

Inside Line Promotions - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (March 15, 2017) - Johnny Herrera is aiming for his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship following six straight seasons of close calls.

Herrera finished second in the championship standings last season for the third time during that span. He also has a third-place result and two fourth-place finishes dating back to the 2011 season.

"We've been close," he said. "Last year we had some DNFs and you can't have those if you're going to win a championship. I'm really geared up. We worked hard this winter on our program. We're trying to make everything a little more prepared as far as the organization of our team."

The ASCS National Tour season kicks off with the 44th annual Spring Nationals this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where Herrera has found a lot of success in recent seasons.

"The last time we were there we won and ran third," he said. "I'm looking forward to getting back there and hopefully starting the season strong."

Herrera earned three top fives during three ASCS National Tour races at the unique track last season, including a win during the Winter Nationals. He also placed second during the Spring Nationals in 2015 and third at the track in 2014.

In fact, Herrera has one win, three podiums and nine top 10s in his last 10 ASCS races at Devil's Bowl Speedway. He was also victorious in 2013 and has registered at least one podium at the track during each of the last five seasons.

"I have a lot of laps there," he said. "Turns three and four are pretty simple. Turns one and two are tricky. With them changing it and cutting the infield in we'll see. I'm anxious to get there and see how the track is different."

Herrera already has one win under his belt this season as he claimed a race in Arizona last month.

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping .

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"I highly recommend everyone to use ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems," Herrera said. "Not only are they extremely safe, but also are very comfortable."

Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Competition Suspension, Inc., Champion Brands, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.

 

 

White Lightning Motorsports Kicks Off 2017 This Weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (March 15, 2017) - Jamie Ball and White Lightning Motorsports are looking forward to opening the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway during the 44th annual Spring Nationals.

The season-opening event will consist of a two-day show, hosting feature events both Friday and Saturday at the unique track in Mesquite, Texas.

"The entire White Lightning Motorsports team is eager to get the season underway," Ball said. "We are the most prepared to start a season that we have ever been. 2017 is looking to be the most successful season to date."

Ball debuted at Devil's Bowl Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in the latter part of the season in 2016, when he captured a heat race win against a stout field.

"At the end of last year we got our feet wet at the famed Devil's Bowl Speedway," he said. "It's a very different track surface and layout, but we learned a lot and have a good set of notes for Spring Nationals this weekend."

Ball plans to compete in more than 60 races this season, including several touring races with ASCS, Sprint Invaders, WOW, Nebraska 360 Sprints, MSTS and UMSS. He will also be vying for the 360ci sprint car championship at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Ball's teammate, Devin Kline, is moving up to the 360 sprint car class at Knoxville Raceway with a goal of earning the Rookie of the Year Award and a top-10 finish in championship standings.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway for the 44th annual Spring Nationals with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Jamie Ball Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Devin Kline Website: http://www.DevinKline.com

Jamie Ball Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

Devin Kline Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DevinKline5j

APPAREL -

White Lightning Motorsports has t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at their race trailers at each sprint car event they compete at throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - M ark Lambert, Dustin DeMoss & Kyle (Phil) Kingery

"Mark, Dustin and Kyle are great supporters of the entire White Lightning Motorsports team," Ball said. "These three guys are some of the best fans of the sport of sprint car racing. Every year we have our annual WLM Fundraiser and these three are always there supporting us, having a good time and ensuring our event is a financial success. It is great to have supporters like this for our family/friend owned and operated team. Thank you Mark, Dustin and Kyle for your continuous support."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank JJ Kane Auctioneers, L & J Enterprise Inc, Timberline Tree Service, Iowa State Savings Bank, Wingdance Graphics, The Hearing Clinic, Fragola Performance Systems, FK Rod Ends, Hooker Harness, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Sweet Manufacturing, My Race Pass, Shell Shock, Outlaw Wings, Sign Pro of Newton, Maxim Chassis, Fisher Racing Engines, Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO), Hinchman Racewear, Hoosier Racing Tire and Chick Magnet Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Kaley Gharst – Season Kicks Off at Devil’s Bowl This Weekend!

(Bill W) March 15, 2017 – Kaley Gharst and the Sandvig #7 team are ready to kick off their 2017 season this weekend. They’re looking forward to leaving their Spencer, Iowa headquarters and heading south for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series opener at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas this Friday and Saturday night.

The team has been busy this offseason. “We’ve been busy getting the car getting the car ready for Devil’s Bowl,” says Kaley. “We’ve been getting the trailers loaded back up, and we’re getting everything ready to go.”

It has been some time since the Decatur, Illinois driver has competed in Texas. “It will be nice to get out of this cold weather here,” he says. “We’re looking forward to being out in the sun. It’s been probably ten years since I’ve been to the Devil’s Bowl. I think it was the fall race in the Three-Star car.”

The competition is always formidable with ASCS. “It’s always tough,” says Kaley. “We’ve run a lot of laps with Wayne Johnson. It sounds like Justin Henderson will be running with ASCS this year, and of course, you have guys like (Johnny) Herrera, (Sam) Hafertepe and (Aaron) Reutzel down there to name a few.”

Kaley doesn’t remember much about the famous half-mile, other than its unique shape. “I don’t remember driving it much to be honest,” he says. “I do remember the backstretch being higher than the frontstretch. You are going uphill one way and downhill the other.”

The next month should be busy for the team. “Depending on how things go this weekend, we’re also planning on hitting Wichita with NCRA next weekend,” says Kaley. “The week after that may be in Missouri and then I-80, but we’ll take it one week at a time.”

The team is also welcoming some new partners this season. “We’ve got some great partners here,” says Kaley. “A+ Power Washing, DeBerg Flooring and Hinchman Racewear are back with us. We’ve also added Paplow Harvesting and Trucking in Worthington, Minnesota, and Morton Buildings and Jamie Brosnahan from Spencer, Iowa. We really appreciate their help.”

Keep an eye on Kaley's progress this week and beyond at www.KaleyGharst.com!

If you would like to receive Kaley's weekly releases, send an e-mail with the subject line "Kaley" to sprntcar@hotmail.com.

Kaley and the Sandvig #7 team would like to thank A+ Power Washing, DeBerg Flooring, Paplow Harvesting and Trucking of Worthington, Minnesota, Morton Buildings and Jamie Brosnahan of Spencer, Iowa and Hinchman Racewear!

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd Sixth in ‘Vegas Opener; Flat Tire Slows Him During Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fresh off of his first win of the season, Richard Vander Weerd showed great speed in his 360ci car this past week in Las Vegas, NV as a sixth place finish would highlight the trip.

“We had a really good car both nights,” Vander Weerd said. “Thursday night the track was rough and heavy, and pretty tricky to figure out, and on Friday night we were running up a front but a flat tire pretty much ended our chances.”

Timing in seventh fastest during time trials on Thursday, Vander Weerd would finish third in his heat race aboard his Vander Weerd Construction/Basic Industries/Factory Kahne Shocks backed No. 10.

Lining up 11th in the feature event, the rough and tumble Las Vegas Dirt Track would give Vander Weerd fits as he would fall back as far as the 19th spot trying to dodge holes and ruts.

As the race moved on, Vander Weerd would start to figure out the fastest way around the track and soon began picking up positions. Keeping his machine grounded, Vander Weerd would work his way forward and earn an extremely hard fought sixth place finish.

Friday night teams would be greeted by and extremely slick and smooth surface, an extreme opposite of the night before, but it was a welcome change. Timing in fifth fastest during qualifying time trials, the Visalia, CA wheelman would finish second during heat race action.

Lining up in the second row of the feature event alongside brother, Jace, Richard would quickly jump up to the second spot.

Racing in a right pack of cars, Vander Weerd would get just a little out of shape, and there would be contact from another car. Though nothing happened immediately, the contact would damage a bleeder and Vander Weerd’s tire would go flat later in the race forcing him to bring out a caution and surrender his spot up front.

Making the quick repair, Vander Weerd would return to action and end the trip with a 13th place finish.

“It was a bummer to have our night end like it did on Friday, but things like that happened in our sport,” Vander Weerd said. “I am looking forward to this weekend, and getting to Tulare, CA and racing.”

Richard and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2.

ON TAP: Richard Vander Weerd returns to action this Friday and Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

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Jace Vander Weerd 4th at Sin City Showdown

PETERSEN MEDIA- Competing at the Las Vegas Dirt Track last week, Jace Vander Weerd would rebound from a tough opener to finish fourth during the Sin City Showdown finale.

“We had a bad first night, but I was really glad we were able to come back and end our trip with a good finish,” Jace Vander Weerd said.

Thursday night’s opener would see the Visalia, CA pilot get his trip underway by timing the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe backed No. 88v entry in 17th fastest.

Just missing the heat race inversion by one spot, Vander Weerd would have a little trouble on an extremely trough and hooked up Las Vegas Dirt Track surface, as he would slip back and finish sixth in his heat race.

Forced into the semi, Vander Weerd would need to finish in the top-three to keep his night going, but a fourth place finish would leave him on the outside and looking in, ultimately ending his night.

Putting the disappointing night behind him, Friday night saw Vander Weerd time his Vander Weerd Racing mount it 15th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Winning his heat race from the pole, Vander Weerd would then line his entry up in the second row for the 30-lap affair. With the track extremely slick and smooth on Friday, Vander Weerd would take a liking to the bottom groove.

Falling back to seventh in the first couple of laps, he would continue to show patience. A bottle up with cars fighting for position would see him lose a few more spots, though he continued to run in the top-10.

Vander Weerd’s patience would ultimately workout for him as he picked up a few spots as cars fell out of the race, but the last 10-laps would see him come alive and pick up positions as he would end the week with a fourth place finish.

“We fell back early in the feature, but at the end we really got going and made up some ground,” Vander Weerd added. “It was a nice way to finish off the week and ready ourselves for Tulare this weekend.”

Jace and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-3, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Jace will be in action this Friday and Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Vander Weerd Racing by ‘Liking’ them on facebook at www.facebook.com/VanderWeerdRacing.

 

 

Brady Bacon – Two Podiums in Vegas!

(Bill W) March 6, 2017 – Brady Bacon racked up a pair of podium finishes with the Josh Ford Motorsports #73 team in double duty at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas last weekend. A second and third place finish came with the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver also competed with the World of Outlaws, charging from 23rd to 15th in Friday’s feature. This weekend, Brady will begin his quest with the USAC National Midget Series aboard the Frank Manafort Racing #76M as they open with the “Shamrock Classic” at the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin.

On the non-wing side of things, Brady timed in eighth quick on Thursday. The track got choppier as the night went on. “The non-wing car was good all weekend,” he says. “We didn’t expect the track to be so rough on Thursday. It was rough for the wing cars, but it got even rougher when the non-wing cars got out for the feature.”

He would put on a charge in the main event. “We were able to go from twelfth to third in six or seven laps,” says Brady. “It just got so rough, that we had to maintain. Some of the changes we made to the car were aggressive, because we had to pass a bunch of people. We wanted to make sure we had grip. We ended up third, which wasn’t a bad finish to start with.”

Brady timed in third quick in the non-wing car on Friday. “It was kind of slick all night,” he says. “The wing feature started getting choppy on the top of the track. There were some holes. We weren’t expecting that. We were able to get the lead running the bottom (after starting fourth). We went to the top after that, and the car got tighter and tighter. (Ryan) Bernal’s car was really good up in the holes, and he was able to get by us in the end. We had a lot of cautions, which also worked in his favor. We were pretty pleased with our finish (second), especially with how rough things were. That’s the way it goes.”

In World of Outlaws action, the car worked better on Thursday. “The car was pretty good on Thursday,” says Brady. “We didn’t get qualified well (14th), but we were able to drive from eighth to third in the B, and from 23rd up to 15th in the feature. We had a couple of restarts that didn’t go our way. If some things went our way, I think we were capable of a top ten. We had a car good enough to do that.”

The finale did not go as well. “We weren’t as good Friday night,” says Brady. “We got buried in qualifying, and we never really found a balance on the car. We were pretty decent in hot laps, but we had some tire spin throughout the night and just couldn’t get going forward.”

Brady is looking forward to heading to California with the WoO a week from Friday, but his focus is on DuQuoin. “We’ll head back out there with the Outlaws in two weeks at Stockton,” he says. “We’re looking forward to getting the USAC National midget season kicked off at DuQuoin Saturday. This is the second year for our team, and we got stronger and stronger at the end of last year. We’ve got a good chemistry, and the team has been working hard all winter.”

The team gelled at the end of last season, and took a big win at the Jason Leffler Memorial in Illinois. “The competition has gotten a little tougher heading into this season, but I feel we are comfortable with what we have as a team,” says Brady. “We’d like to capitalize on what we built on last year.”

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Bacon/Marshall Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors for all their help: Priority Aviation, Fatheadz Eyewear, Triple X Race Co., Tel-Star Technologies, KTA Kiser’s Truck and Auto (formerly Sham’s Garage), Heath Clips Lawn Care, Factory Kahne, FK Indy, Lightning Wings, CP Carrillo, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline, Keizer Wheels, Smiley’s Racing Products, Sweet Mfg., Butlerbuilt Seats, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Proglide Coatings, Diversified Machine Inc., Wilwood, Allstar Performance, Simpson, Octane Ink, PAC Springs, Schroeder, Schroth Racing, Smith Titanium, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

Dooling/Hayward Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for all their help: Dooling Machine, B&H Contractors, Diversified Machine, Inc., Stanton Engines, Spike Chassis, Sander, Sweet Mfg., FK Indy, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Schroeder, Schoenfeld and Schroth Racing.

 

 

Two nights in Tulare next for Brent Marks Racing

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

TULARE, CA (March 15, 2017) - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year contender Brent Marks will continue his trek through the “Lower 48” with a two-day stay at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. The one-third mile clay oval, a staple on the World of Outlaws campaign trail since September of 2003, will host two, full programs, kicking off a seven-race stretch through The Golden State for the Greatest Show On Dirt.

“We are pretty pumped to get to Tulare,” Brent Marks said, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/No. 19. “We don’t know a lot about the track or its tendencies, but we did our homework and watched plenty of footage, so we’ll try to be as ready as possible. This place always has a lot of press for being fast and exciting. Hopefully we can put ourselves in good positions all weekend and put on a show for the fans.”

Brent Marks’ Tulare visit will take shape on Friday and Saturday, March 17-18; a first-ever appearance for the Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native. In addition, it will be the only Thunderbowl Raceway appearance for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2017.

“I’m going to be saying this a lot this year, but I can’t thank everyone enough for their help and support, as well as confidence,” said Brent Marks. “We have an amazing group of people who are active with this race team, and show constant support and excitement for what we are doing. It’s still kinda crazy to think we are out here racing in California. I couldn’t be any more thankful.”

The “Myerstown Missile” will enter competition currently 13th in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship standings, just two markers shy of fellow Rookie of the Year contender Sheldon Haudenschild.

To view the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, visit the Greatest Show On Dirt live on the Web at www.woosprint.com.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017 Wins: N/A

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including - Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels - VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

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Free STIDA Membership Give Away

Courtesy of Angle Buildings, Dub Publications & Media, and STIDA.com

Jordan Angle at Angle Buildings has teamed up with STIDA & DPM to give away TWO $500 Checkered Flag Membership packages! One package will be given away on Facebook and another given away on Twitter.

Anyone can play and you can compete in both giveaway’s. Family, friends, and fans can compete too! If a non-driver is chosen, they can choose their favorite driver to give the package to. If a current STIDA member is chosen it will good for the 2018 season.

For the Facebook giveaway, you must “LIKE” the STIDA page & the DPM page. Then you must “SHARE” the daily give-away post with your friends.

For the Twitter giveaway, you must “FOLLOW” the STIDA account & the DPM account. Then you must “RETWEET” the daily give-away tweet to your followers.

The winners will be drawn Friday, March 24th at 2:00pm Eastern. Just make sure you LIKE/SHARE and FOLLOW/RETWEET to win!

Don’t forget to visit AngleBuildings.com. Angle Buildings is built on over 35 years of experience in the post-frame and general construction trades. They are the Indianapolis area Lester Building Systems dealer. They also provide services in the residential and commercial construction markets. Angle Buildings does everything from concrete work to roofing and everything in between.

Facebook: 1. LIKE the STIDA page 2. LIKE the DPM page 3. Share the STIDA post daily 4. Share the DPM post daily

Twitter: 1. FOLLOW the STIDA account 2. FOLLOW the DPM account 3. RETWEET the STIDA tweet daily 4. RETWEET the DPM tweet daily

 

 

BRODY ROA GETS FIRST 2017 PODIUM FINISH AT LAS VEGAS!

(Buena Park, CA, March 13, 2017) Garden Grove, California sprint car racer Brody Roa notched his first podium of 2017 when he raced to a third place finish in the “Sin City Showdown” at The Dirt Track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway last Friday night. The third-place effort came just one evening after he scored a top ten finish on the same Vegas dirt.

Fresh off a third-place finish in Las Vegas last Friday, Brody Roa will be back in the #91R

when the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars join the World of Outlaws at Perris Auto Speedway on April 1st. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Thanks to Frank Baldozier, HD Industries and Steve Watt, Roa was able to contest the USAC West Coast/Southwest “Sin City Showdown.” The likeable driver started off the two-night affair by qualifying the Watt owned CS9 chassis 19th in the 37-car field on Thursday. A fourth-place finish in his eight-lap heat race locked him into the 25-lap A-main event.

For the main event, the 26-year-old racer was starting 15th in the 22-car field. Track conditions that were more than challenging did not bode well for Roa or any other drivers starting in the second half of the pack. However, that did not faze Roa, who was coming off a fifth-place finish in the USAC/CRA Series at Perris Auto Speedway just five nights earlier. Working high and low in search of the fastest line, he raced his way all the way up to a ninth-place finish. That was the best finish of the three Watt cars entered on the night.

After charging through the pack for the ninth place the previous evening at the track that features the glittering lights of “Sin City” in the background, Roa wanted more on Friday. He started out by qualifying Watt’s car in the 14th spot and then led every lap to win his eight-lap heat.

On the second night, Roa had a much better starting spot for the main event. To be exact, it was 13-spots better than Thursday as he was starting on the outside of the front row. At the drop of the green flag he manned the second-place spot. On an improved, but still dry racetrack, he never ran farther back than fourth during the 25-lapper. When the checkered flag ended the race, he out fought several other determined drivers for a well-earned third place finish.

Thus far in USAC competition in 2017, Roa is off to an impressive start with a third, a fifth and a ninth place finish. Up next will be the Perris Auto Speedway “So Cal Showdown” when the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars share the bill with the World of Outlaws. Roa will come into that event, which always features one of the biggest sprint car crowds of the year in California, sixth in USAC/CRA points. He is only one-point out of fifth, three-points out of fourth and 14-points out of the lead.

For Brody Roa fans wishing to attend the April 1st race at Perris, the spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM and the first race will start at 7:00. Perris Auto Speedway is located in the city of Perris on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at the base of the Lake Perris Dam. This address is 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

The BR Performance team would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2017 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Caring4Vets.com, Frank Baldozier Racing, Lee and Norma Leonard, Hot Paint Restorations, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filter, Okie Race Cars and Crow Enterprises. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s championship contending team, please call: (714) 932-7994.

Date Venue Event Finish

1-14 Tulsa Oklahoma Friday Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

3-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3-9 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3-10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

4-8 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

4-15 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

5-6 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

5-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

6-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

7-1 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

7-7 Gas City 69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-8 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-9 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-12 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars

7-13 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-14 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-15 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

8-5 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

10-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-4 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

 

 

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Adds Two More Starting Positions to Each A-Main.

ESS Loyalty Program Returns for Third Consecutive Season.

SYRACUSE, NY – The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is entering its 35th season of producing some of the very best winged sprint car action in the northeastern United States and Canada. For the first time in the club’s history the qualifying field has been upped to 24 A-Main starters in each full point event.

In another exciting announcement is the Loyalty Program will now be handed out to teams that support 90% of those full point shows for the third consecutive season.

“Our purse structure was set at 22 starters since we have been holding events,” noted ESS President Chuck Miller. “We have been getting such great support and hate to see cars go home with just tow money so we needed to add two more spots to the A-Main. This will help in keeping car counts healthy which is good for the promoters and tracks that hold ESS events.”

Each full point A-Main will pay a minimum of $250 to take the green. If an event pays more to start, the last two spots will still pay that particular amount. The provisional and buy-in perks for teams that follow 2/3rds of the point events will stay the same, it will now be starting spots 25 and 26.

The Loyalty Program debuted in 2015 and it was well received. The 2017 season will now see it for the third year in a row. Each team that follows 90% of the full point events will be rewarded with $500 in cash on top of all point fund monies earned.

“Last year we had 12 teams that benefitted from the Loyalty Program. While we do have a good number of full point shows listed each year, you always lose some to weather or other circumstances,” Chuck Miller said. “Last year we ended up running 22 full point events, if you ran just 20 of them you got an extra $500. We try to keep the number of shows and miles of travel as affordable as we can and it shows in great support.”

The 34th Anniversary Tour does kick off on Saturday, April 8th with the annual Sprint Showdown at the Selinsgrove Speedway which pays $2500 to win and $300 to start. Then the point season will open up Friday night, April 21 at Tyler Siri’s Outlaw Speedway. The event part of the Sprint Nationals will pay $3,000 to win and $300 to start.

Steve Poirier, Jason Barney, Paul Kinney, Matt Tanner, Parker Evans, Jeff Cook, Shawn Donath, Chuck Hebing, Chad Miller, Paulie Colagiovanni, Dave Axton, Brandon Kidd, Matt Billings, Coleman Gulick, Pete Richardson, Alex Vigneault and many more will be in the ESS field at a dirt track near you.

A total of 35 years of ESS, 10 years of Lucas Oil… The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will be excitement guaranteed!!

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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Tuesdays with TMAC – $10,000 Badlands Bonus!

(Bill W) March 14, 2017 – Terry McCarl and the TMAC Motorsports #24 team rolled into The Dirt Track at Las Vegas last weekend hoping to grab another World of Outlaws win there. The Altoona, Iowa driver got a nice surprise when Badlands Motor Speedway’s Chuck Brennan put up some bonus money for the highest finishing driver from his track, and he took advantage to the tune of $10,000. TMAC looks forward at competing at another track he has a WoO win on, Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California this weekend.

TMAC qualified 11th and 16th quick in his groups on Thursday and Friday, respectively. “We’re just off a bit qualifying,” he says. “With the new Outlaw format that they started last year, that makes it tough. Car count and competition are always good at these shows and you need to be on your game.”

The bonus from Badlands was a surprise. “I got a call from Chuck Brennan on the way out,” says TMAC. “He asked who from Badlands would be out there racing. I told him Mark Dobmeier would be one. He hung up. When we pulled into the track, he called back and said he’d pay $5,000 to the highest finisher between Mark and us for both nights. That was cool. It created a race within a race for Mark and I.”

After finishing sixth in his heat on Thursday, TMAC headed for the B. “It was really a rough racetrack on Thursday,” he says. “It was like ‘Old School’ Vegas used to be. It’s such a fast place when it’s rough like that. We had our work cut out for us. We made it through the B. Mark started three rows in front of us, but he had a tough start and bicycled. Then, unfortunately, he got upside down. We were glad to see him come out o.k.”

That handed him the $5,000 for Thursday. “That took the pressure off,” says TMAC. “We were running 21st or something at the time. To make any more money, we had to get up to 15th. The car did feel good, and if I wasn’t the owner and someone else was, I probably would have continued. But as it was, I made the business decision to pull off. The $5,000 bonus was nice.”

Friday was a tougher road, but the car ran well after time trials. “We felt great, but we went out late in our set and didn’t qualify well (16th),” says TMAC. “There was serious pressure on me then competing with Mark. If I didn’t make it through the heat, we would be in the C. We were starting eighth in the heat, and we were able to get up through there to fifth.”

That locked TMAC into the feature. He again had his eyes on Dobmeier. “Mark had to run the B and ran well,” he says. “The way he was going, I figured he win it from sixth, and he was going to until a flat tire. As it was, he got through. We started 19th and he started behind us.”

TMAC would move forward from 19th. “We were able to get up to 14th,” he says. “As the race went on, I got tighter and tighter. The track was getting a little rough in both corners. I felt with Mark behind us, we didn’t need any mistakes. He had gotten lapped, and I felt good on a restart. Sure enough, I hooked a rut and almost flipped it. I just kept thinking that Lori was going to kill me if I flipped.”

TMAC had the benefit of some partners at Vegas. “Simplot Growing Solutions really helped us out at Vegas, and they’re possibly going to be our primary sponsor a few more times this year,” he says. “Kilani Fenders was with us as well this weekend, and it was great to have their help in the pits.”

He would checker 16th, and pick up another $5,000 bonus. This Friday and Saturday, he’s looking to tame the Tulare bullring. “We’ve done well at Tulare over the years,” says TMAC. “Our record is right up there behind Tim Kaeding and Joey’s (Saldana) there. One of our last runs there, we led a lot of the way. It races a little like Huset’s. You can get up on the fence. As a driver, it’s fun, and as a fan, it’s tremendous action to watch.”

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This Month in TMAC History!

TMAC led every lap of the finale to take the win with the Outlaws at Las Vegas in 2015. Joey Saldana was second, ahead of Danny Lasoski, Donny Schatz and Jason Sides.

"Tuesdays with TMAC"!

"Tuesdays with TMAC" is an up close and personal look at colorful sprint car veteran Terry McCarl. To receive "Tuesdays with TMAC", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with "TMAC" in the subject line.

TMAC Motorsports would like to thank sponsors SnowPlow Snow Pushers – www.TheSnowPlow.com, Country Builders Construction, Bosma Poultry, Destiny Motorsports, Price Chopper, Hiland Dairy, Searsboro Telephone Company, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Berryhill Racing, Phil and Vivian, Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises, Vortex Racing, Hoosier Tire, Chris Spaulding – Attorney at Law, SuperFlow, Schoenfeld Headers, Rens Trucking, NutriShop – Maple Grove, MN, HRP, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Maxim Chassis, Bob and Beulah Elder, Engler Injection, Snap On Tools, Sposato Paint, Winters, Kilani Fender, Inc., DriverWebsites.com, CM Rock, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Pro Shocks, Bell Helmets, Burnett's Rock and Landscaping, Octane Ink, Morgan Strawberry Farms, Dynasty Stucco, Aurora Rod Ends, Crow Safety, KSE Steering, Snyder Lawn & Landscaping, Strange Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Scribner Plastics, Waterman Fuel Pumps, Butlerbuilt and Mote Fasteners.

 

 

Mechanical Woes Knock Kenny Allen Out of Silver Cup Feature Event

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the annual Silver Cup and Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway, Kenny Allen would finish 15th on Friday night before mechanical woes would knock him out of the Saturday night feature event.

“Friday night we had a tire go down, and it really made us tight on the hooked up Silver Dollar Speedway, and on Saturday I felt like we made some good changes from our heat to the B, but we had something let go early in the feature and I pulled off,” Kenny Allen said.

Friday’s program would see the Chico, CA driver line his Chico Truck and RV/Dawson Landscaping/Lane Tractor Sales backed No. 7k machine up in the eighth row for the feature event.

On a track that was extremely fast, Allen would get off to nice start before his machine would start to become difficult to maneuver. Fighting an increasingly tight condition, Allen would lose some of his early progress as he ended the night with a 15th place finish.

Returning to action on Saturday night, Allen would time in 18th quickest in time trials before a sixth place finish in his heat race would force him into the night’s B Main.

Lining up on the outside front row of the semi, Allen would turn in some strong laps as he led all 12 circuits to claim the win and earn a spot in the 30-lap finale.

At the end of the semi, Allen thought he felt something let go under the hood of his machine, but opting to start the feature event, the problem arose again and he called it an early night.

“We had something so south which is a huge bummer because I thought we had a really good car after the ‘B’,” Allen said. “We will regroup this week and be back with the Civil War Series and the new Challenge Tour.”

Kenny Allen would like to thank Chico Truck and RV, Dawson Landscaping, and Lane Tractor Sales for their support in 2017.

CHICO TRUCK & RV: In addition to being your one-stop-shop for R.V. and trailer repairs, Chico Truck & RV prides themselves on being the west coast dealer for Intech Trailers the best in QUAILITY car racing trailers in the industry. They also offer a large variety of trailers and accessories. Chico Truck & RV is also Northern California’s largest PJ Trailers, Load Trail and Cargo Mate trailer dealer around, offering the broadest variety of trailers.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Allen will be back in action on March 31st at Silver Dollar Speedway with the Civil War Series and on April 1st in Antioch, CA with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Kenny Allen on Twitter by following along @kennyallen_7k.

 

 

Central Valley hot-shoe Cory Eliason set to run majority of Sprint Car Challenge Tour season with Rod Tiner Racing

Elverta, CA – March 14, 2017… Talented Central Valley racer Cory Eliason will drive the potent Rod Tiner Racing No. 83sa at a majority of the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards events this season.

Last year the Kingsburg, CA wheel-man captured seven overall victories and has become one of the guys to beat on a nightly basis in the Golden State. “I’m really excited to run for Rod Tiner at most of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour shows this season,” Eliason stated. “Rod always puts together a great race car and I definitely think we’ll have a shot to win at every race we compete in. We look forward to getting the year started at Antioch Speedway on April 1.”

Among Eliason’s triumphs last season was the Salute to LeRoy Van Conett at the Stockton Dirt Track, an event the Sprint Car Challenge Tour will compete in on Saturday August 26.

“We’re thrilled to have Cory Eliason run a majority of the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards events this year,” said Scott Russell of Russell Motorsports Inc. “Cory has improved each and every season and when you put him together with a guy like Rod Tiner it will certainly make for a tough combo to beat. It’s going to be fun to watch them as a team and see what they can accomplish together this year.”

Basic nightly payouts will see $2,500-to-win the A-main and thanks to John Bianchi of Bianchi Farms, $400-to-start. No matter the car count every team entered will be taking home a share of the monetary awards. NASCAR star Kyle Larson has also offered a $500 bonus to any full-time owner who wins a feature event, allowing the winner’s share to potentially grow to $3,000. Also, as an added benefit to race teams, the nightly purses will be paid out at the track when that night of competition is completed.

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will kick-off its inaugural season on Saturday April 1 at the Antioch Speedway in Antioch, CA. It will mark the first California-based traveling Winged Sprint Car series event at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds facility since 2013. With the Kyle Larson Racing bonus money automatically up for grabs the feature event at the opener will pay $3,000-to-win.

The front gate will open at 5pm on Saturday April 1, with cars on track shortly after that for wheel packing. Qualifying will begin around 6pm, with racing to follow. Adult tickets will cost $20; while kids 6-12, seniors 65+ and active military will be $15 and children five and under are free. A family pack featuring two adults and two kids will be available for $50. The pit gate opens at 2pm for competitors.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour showcases a substantial contingency package that will provide over $20,000 in certificates and cash over the course of the 13 race season. The full list can be viewed on the SCCT website. Thanks to the generous support from Matt Wood of Elk Grove Ford and David Abreu of Abreu Vineyards the initial champion of the tour will be awarded with $10,000 of an over $60,000 point fund. The top 15 teams following the tour will also participate in the substantial year-end fund.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, ART Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CRV Carbon Solutions, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions and Walker Performance Filtration.

Sponsor Spotlight: Shifty Illusions

Shifty Illusions has offered up a free helmet paint job to the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards champion this season! If you are in the market for a custom helmet paint job check them out on Instagram @shiftyill - Big thanks to Brady Lambert and Shifty Illusions for their support! Be sure to also visit Shifty on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ShiftyIllusions/?fref=ts

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

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Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards Championship Point Fund

1. $10,000 2. $9,000 3. $8,000 4. $7,000 5. $6,000 6. $5,000 7. $4,000 8. $3,000 9. $2,000 10. $1,500 11. $1,250 12. $1,000 13. $1,000 14. $1,000 15. $1,000

2017 Schedule

Saturday April 1: Antioch Speedway
Saturday April 15: Placerville Speedway
Friday April 21: Thunderbowl Raceway (4th annual Peter Murphy Classic)
Saturday April 29: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday May 27: Stockton Dirt Track
Saturday June 17: Antioch Speedway
Saturday June 24: Calistoga Speedway
Sunday July 2: Stockton Dirt Track (Jimmy Sills Classic)
Monday July 3: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday July 29: Fernley 95A Speedway
Friday August 25: Placerville Speedway
Saturday August 26: Stockton Dirt Track (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)
Saturday November 4: Stockton Dirt Track (34th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson)

 

 

Mark Dobmeier – Lady Luck Not as Kind in Vegas!

(Bill W) March 14, 2017 – Mark Dobmeier and the Jimco Racing/Polaris #13 team showed speed again with the World of Outlaws at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, but a tough track and a tip-over Thursday pressed the team into action on Friday. Nonetheless, the Grand Forks, North Dakota native plugged away and made both features last weekend. The team has its eyes on April now, as weather will determine their first race in the Midwest.

Mark was happy with the way things started out on Thursday in Vegas. “We had a decent trip,” he says. “We rolled out really well in hot laps and we were ninth quick in qualifying with our group. We were up to fourth at one time, and finished fifth in the heat. We felt like we had a really good car at that point.”

He would start 18th in Thursday’s feature. “The track was really rough,” says Mark. “There were some holes. I hooked a rut a couple of laps in, and did all but turn the car over. I had to almost stop the car to quit from bouncing. I was able to keep it going, but that sent us all the way to the back. The (leader) Shane Stewart was trying to lap us, and he spun in a dry spot. I had nowhere to go, and that sent us tipping over. That ended our night.”

The crash broke the frame, so the team went to work. “We pulled out the backup car for Friday,” says Mark. “We hadn’t run it yet, so we were kind of shaking it down as the night went on. You don’t get any practice, obviously.”

Mark timed in 13th quick in his group before lining up seventh in his heat. “We worked on (the car) all night, and we were finally comfortable after the heats,” he says. “In the heat, we were fair. We started seventh and we were up into the fifth and final transfer before Shane Stewart got by us there.”

He would roar from sixth to the lead in the B. “We had an excellent car,” says Mark. “We started sixth and worked our way all the way up into the lead. We were driving away when we cut a tire on the white flag lap. The right rear blew off on the backstretch. Fortunately, we had a big enough lead that we coasted on the rim a half a lap and still finished third.”

That meant Mark would start the finale 23rd. “We were able to work our way up to 18th,” he says. “The car was good. Overall, the weekend was decent. We were able to make the show both nights. Luck just wasn’t entirely on our side in a couple of instances. With the hand we were dealt, I thought the team performed really well and made the changes we needed to get the car where we wanted.”

About Polaris…

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Two $2,000/win Bullring Ovals Kick Off 2017 Sprint Car Bandits Series on March 31st - April 1st

Mesquite TX (3/14/17) by DarinShort.com. The 2017 NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series presented by Blaine's Motor Supply will fire up with two exciting events, both on 1/4 mile 'bullring' ovals: Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco (Friday March 31st, 8pm) and Superbowl Speedway near Greenville Texas (Saturday April 1st, 7pm). A full field of quality 360C.I. sprint car teams from throughout the region are expected each night.

Each event will pay $2,000 to the 25-lap feature winners, $1,000 for second place and pays down generously to $300 to start each event (see below for complete breakdown). All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and just a $15 nightly draw fee.

For Heart O' Texas Speedway information, please click www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com and note their address is 784 N McLennan Drive Waco, TX 76640 (just north of town right off of I-35); track phone is 254-829-2294. Races fire up at 8pm on March 31st.

Superbowl Speedway is located at 437 FM 1903 Greenville, TX and is quite easy to get to. Take the 'FM 1903' exit off of I-30 (exit 87, about 45 miles from downtown Dallas), then head east 3 miles and you will run into the track. The main entrance is first and is for race fans going to the stands. The second exit off of corner 4 is for the pit entrance. On race day, the track phone number is (903) 883-2504 or click
http://www.facebook.com/superbowlspeedway for the track Facebook page. The first green flag on April 1st is slated for 7pm.

25-lap SCB feature race payback for each of these events: $2,000, $1,000, $600, $500, $400, $390, $380, $370, $360, $350, $340, $330, $320, $310, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300, $300. $100 for non-qualifiers or non-starters. No entry fee or series membership fee; $15 draw-in fee.

As a reminder, previously our draw-in rules have changed for 2017. Now all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement, and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Blaine's Motor Supply, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, The Oil Medics, Mow Time in Farmersville, Griffith Trucking Equipment and Simpson Race Products.

With each SCB sponsor announcement, the series can continue to implement one of its primary missions, and that is adding to the already excellent competitor purses...if you noticed, the SCB 2016 minimum guaranteed purse was $1,200 to win and $300 to start - yet every event paid more than that. Our 2017 purse is already guaranteed to be $2,000 to win and $300/start at all events - all due to these sponsorship commitments!

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment), yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition, with teams of varying budget sizes.

That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in the DFW area, as 42 competed with the series in 2016. Series rules are posted at the link below.

Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the addition of sponsor funds into nightly purses, it is allowing more area race tracks to book events - which all translates into DFW area fans getting to see quality sprint car race at a lower grandstand ticket price.

When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the new Sprint Car Bandits series!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news - including the brand new event flyers for Heart O' Texas (March 31) and Superbowl Speedway (April 1).

You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits and on Twitter by searching 'Sprint Car Bandits'.

As of the time of writing, here's the latest official SCB event schedule - and note that there are some new dates still in negotiation, which will be released when officially booked:

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Dates Schedule, as of 3/14/17:

3-31-17 Heart-o-Texas Speedway, Waco TX (Friday)
4-1-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday)
4-22-17 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (Saturday)
4-29-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (Saturday)
5-13-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday)
5-20-17 Rose Bowl Speedway, Tyler, TX (Saturday)
6-10-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday)
8-12-17 Rose Bowl Speedway, Tyler, TX (Saturday)
8-25-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (Friday)
8-26-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday)
9-16-17 Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Saturday)
9-30-17 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (Saturday)

Please make plans to join us for both of these exciting NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series events at Heart O' Texas Speedway on Friday March 31st, and Superbowl Speedway on Saturday April 1st - it's going to be a great start to the new season!

 

 

Brian Brown – Lightning in Las Vegas!

(Bill W) March 14, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team continued their quick start to the season by recording a second and fourth place finish with the World of Outlaws last weekend at The FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas. In addition, the Grain Valley, Missouri driver picked up a quick time and second fast time on the weekend. This Friday and Saturday, the team rolls with the Outlaws to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California.

You started things off Thursday with quick time.

I’ve always felt our engine program was the best in the country with Charlie Garrett. I feel like he’s even made more gains this winter. He does it all by himself, and he does a phenomenal job. He’s one of the best things that’s ever happened to us, and he keeps making gains. You don’t set quick time without a great engine, a good Maxim car, Vortex Wings and the Weld Wheels holding Hoosier air pressure. A lot of times, the driver is just along for the ride. I think maybe we’ve set more quick times already this year than in our life! The more you can do that with the Outlaws, the better position you’re going to be in at the end of the night.

That put you on the front of the heat, and you won that as well.

The track definitely had character on Thursday. It was a little rough and holy. You had to pick your marks. It makes it tough as a driver to make sure to hit your marks, especially at 130 miles per hour! That puts you in the Dash, which is important.

You started third in the Dash.

We were able to get Ian (Madsen) there on the first lap. From there, we were able to search a little bit and see what our car needed. Chad (Morgan) and Michael (Williams) did a phenomenal job all night long. We didn’t have to make too many adjustments on our Maxim. We just stayed on top of what we were doing.

That put you beside Shane Stewart to start the feature.

We stayed right there with Shane. He eventually got tipped over. We were able to get the lead on the double-file restart. Donny (Schatz) was able to get by us, and at that point, we were about the same speed. We got to traffic together, and the race got pretty good. There was another double-file restart for a red. He went to take off and I went. I was put back in the second row for jumping. We were able to get a good start and get back into second. At that point, I thought we were going to run second. But then there was a yellow on the white flag lap.

That was your chance to make a run.

We were able to hit the bottom of one and two really well. We were able to do the same in three and four and we took the lead on the white flag lap. We had a decent corner again in one and two, and I felt he needed a Superman corner to beat us. I went to the top, which I felt was the best situation. There were holes on the bottom and in the middle. Donny made a great corner and got back by us. It was unfortunate to lead at the white and run second, but I look at it like we almost stole a win after that late restart.

The Las Vegas event is always big for your because it is presented by FVP.

We were able to have a couple hundred FVP employees and customers there in the hospitality area with the Outlaws. It was fun to go and have a conversation with them. We thank them for their support of FVP and for being there. It’s always good when you can run well too.

You timed in second quick Friday and finished second in the heat.

The heat was probably the worst we’ve been this year. We were just off a little bit. We ran second (after starting on the pole). We went from seventh to sixth in the Dash. We just kept working on the car during the night and made it better and better.

That put you outside row three for the finale.

We were able to get a really good start. Then I got into the back of Kerry Madsen and knocked my nose wing off. At that point, if I could have called timeout, I would have. I knew it was going to be difficult to drive. The track was slick to the curb and I was manhandling it the way it was. Once I figured out where we needed to drive it, I settled into fifth and got into my own air. We got into traffic and the top five were nose to tail. I thought we were in a good spot to save a top five. We had a yellow with five or six to go. I would have been thankful to checker at that time with a top five.

You were able to bring it home fourth though.

A double-file restart with the nose wing askew was not what the doctor ordered. We were able to go down in there and come off turn two battling for third. We slid into fourth and we salvaged it there. Fourth really felt like a win.

That had to make everyone feel good.

Chad and Michael worked hard all winter, and to come out this strong with the Outlaws has been awesome for us and our confidence. I’m just proud of the way we’ve started the season. We don’t take that for granted.

Are you looking forward to Tulare this weekend?

Tulare is a place we’ve been good qualifying-wise. We’ve had a couple of top tens there. We’ve just never been in contention to win. We hope we can put ourselves in position to finish up front and see what we do.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

Follow Brian at his website located at www.BrianBrownRacing.com !

Also keep up with FVP, Casey’s and Brian on Facebook and Twitter at the following links…

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

Brian Brown Racing – www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Brown-Racing/200630163294222

Casey’s General Stores – www.facebook.com/pages/Caseys-General-Stores/112073528804354

FVP Racing - http://www.facebook.com/FVPRacing?ref=ts&fref=ts

Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brian’s Bits

Brian opened up the 2009 season with a win at the Springfield Speedway in Springfield, Missouri. It was Brian’s first triumph ever in the month of March. Josh Fisher was second in the event, ahead of Derek Hagar, Toby Brown and Sean McClelland.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,900 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 4th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.

About FVP

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.

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Tough Trip To Vegas Has Price California Dreaming

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though his season opening trip to Las Vegas, NV did not go as hoped, Price was pleased with the progress his team made with his car during two nights of racing with the World of Outlaws.

“It was a learning experience to say the least,” Robbie Price said. “We had some mechanical issues set us back the start the trip, but by the end of the two days I felt pretty good in the car, and hope that can carry over to our trip to California.”

Thursday night at the Las Vegas Dirt Track mechanical issues would keep Price off the speedway until time trials. Getting his first laps at speed while on the clock, Price would end up deep on the speed charts.

Lining up at the back of his heat race, the Cobble Hill, BC driver would pass a few cars to finish in the eighth spot and would be forced into the C main.

Continuing to adjust to the big Las Vegas Dirt Track, Price would grid the field from the 11th starting spot in the C Main and again work his way forward a few spots to end his night with an eighth place finish.

Friday night would see Price get more laps under his belt, though he would still admittedly struggle to time in. Starting at the rear of his heat, Price would fight his car a little and finish in the 10th spot where he would again be forced into the C main.

As the team continued to get the car to Price’s liking, he was pleased with how things felt in the ‘C’. Though he lined up ninth and finished sixth, Price felt good in the car though he was disappointed with the result.

“As the weekend moved along, I feel like we did some things to car that I really liked,” Price added. “Though it wasn’t a great finish on Friday night, I felt really good during the final laps, and think we will have a good starting spot this weekend. I have to thank everyone involved with us this year for making this all possible.”

Price and his team would like to thank Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Tiger Towing, Rod End Supply, Wildlight Photography, Shark Racing Engines, and Speedmart for their support during the 2017 season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-2, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Robbie will travel to Tulare, CA to battle the World of Outlaws this Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Robbie by liking Robbie Price Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rpracing21.

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Austin Liggett and Brian Sperry Racing Sweep Weekend with Three Wins

PETERSEN MEDIA: In just their second weekend of action together, Austin Liggett and the Brian Sperry Racing team had a monster weekend. Competing in three events, Liggett would pull the potent No. 51 machine into victory at the end of each night as he would pull off the weekend sweep.

“What an incredible weekend,” Austin Liggett said. “I am usually happy if I can win three races over the course of a season, let alone win three in one weekend.”

Taking part in the Silver Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway, Liggett would open the weekend up on Friday night by charging from fifth to finish second in heat race action.

Lining the C&H Veteran Enterprises/Excel Environmental Services/Benic Enterprises backed entry up in the third row of the feature event, the Tracy, CA driver would waste no time carving his way forward.

Running in the second spot for the first half of the race, Liggett would make his move as the race reached the halfway point. Out in front, he would never be challenged as he pocketed his first win of the season.

Saturday night would mark the second C&H Veteran Enterprises Hunt Series races, and things would get off to a chaotic start for Liggett and BSR.

Unable to get a time during time trials, Liggett would be forced to start at the tail end of his heat race and looked as if he was in for a long night. When the green flag dropped in his heat, Liggett was hard on the throttle as passed a majority of the field getting into turn one.

Up into the second spot as the field exited turn two, Liggett took the race lead before the first lap would be completed. Picking up the heat race win, Liggett would move into the Dash, which he would win, and earn the pole for the 25-lap feature event.

Battling with Klint Simpson during the early stages of the feature, Liggett would then pull away and leave the field in his wake. Extending his lead lap after lap, Liggett would get through traffic with ease as he grabbed his first series win of the season with a 4.5 second margin of victory.

With the Chowchilla Speedway coming back to life over the weekend, Liggett and company would make the tow to take part in a Sunday afternoon race.

Though a light car count checked into the pit area, Liggett and Brain Sperry Racing were all business as they closed the weekend out with their third straight win.

“This kind of weekend isn’t something that happens too often, and we will all enjoy this for a long time,” Liggett added. “Brain provides me with an incredible racecar, and our team did an outstanding job of keeping it dialed in all weakened long. A huge thank you to everyone involved, we hope to keep this momentum up all season long.”

Brian Sperry Racing would like to thank C&H Veteran Enterprises, Excel Environmental Services, Benic Enterprise, Santomauro Racing Products, Jarrett Soares Racing, and Bailey Bros. Racing Engines for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-3, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Liggett and the Brian Sperry Racing team return to action on April 1st in Petaluma, CA.

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

 

 

Kyle Hirst Has Strong Showing at Silver Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though the result sheet doesn’t tell the full story from the 2017 Silver Cup in Chico, CA, Kyle Hirst and Roth Motorsports were in the thick of things during both feature events.

“We kind of had some late race issues knock us out of contention, but we really had a good car both nights out over the weekend,” Kyle Hirst explained.

The annual two-day show at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA kicked off on Friday night, and Kyle Hirst would pen things up by timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments No. 83 machine in third fastest in time trials amongst the 28-cars checked into the pit area.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, KH would flex his muscles early on this night and race his way to the win and make the Roth Motorsports team eligible for the nightly redraw.

Pulling the three pill, Hirst would line up in the second row for the Silver Cup preliminary night feature event. As the race came to life, Hirst would settle into the third spot as he chased after the lead duo of Andy Forsberg and Sean Becker.

As traffic came into play, Hirst would close on the duo as they raced hard in front of him. As the laps clicked off in rapid-fire fashion on the quick surface, a car would get out of shape in front of Hirst and contact would cause steering damage to Hirst’s machine with just a handful of laps left in the race.

Able to make a repair in the work area, Hirst would restart the race and pick up a few spots as he ended up finishing in the 12th spot.

Saturday night’s finale would also mark the season opening event for the Civil War Series. Just as he did on Friday, Hirst would lay down a great lap during qualifying time trials, as he would end up second fastest overall.

Using a nice start in his heat race, Hirst would advance to the second spot from his second row starting position and punch his ticket to both the Dash and the Feature Event.

Following his fourth place run in the six-lap Dash, KH would line the potent No. 83 machine up in the second row for the 30-lap Silver Cup finale.

A myriad of cautions would slow the pace during the first eight laps, but once things finally settled down, Hirst would find himself in the fourth spot battling with Forsberg for the final spot on the podium. Over the course of the night ruts had developed in turns one and two making it tough for drivers to get through the corner on all four wheels.

Finally getting up into the third spot late in the race, a lap 19 restart would prove problematic for the Paradise, CA resident. Catching a rut in turns one and two, Hirst’s machine would do all but get upside down and he would lose several positions.

As he got his machine gathered back up, he would have a flat left rear tire from the incident, and bring his machine to a stop again forced to give up track position.

The final 10-laps of the race would see the three-time King of the West work his way forward and score a ninth place finish.

“We absolutely had a car that was much better than our results show, but things do happen in this sport, and that drives us to be better our next night out,” Hirst added. “Dennis and Teresa Roth really have done a great job of putting a strong team together and providing us with great equipment and we will do everything we can to make them proud this weekend in Tulare, CA.”

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 2017.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 3, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 2.

ON TAP: Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will race near the Roth Motorsports shop this Friday and Saturday night as they will battle the World of Outlaws 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.

 

 

White Focused on Consistency as She Enters First Season on Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (March 14, 2017) - Harli White will embark upon her first career season chasing the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this weekend when the series kicks off its campaign at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

White and the premier 360ci winged sprint car series head to the oval in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday and Saturday for the 44th annual Spring Nationals.

"I love Devil's Bowl," she said. "It's one of my favorite tracks. It's close to home and I've been there my whole life so it's normal. I've had a few good finishes there, but they recently changed the track up a bit so this weekend it's going to be throw your Devil's Bowl notes out the window. Basically everybody is starting from scratch."

The track has widened, which White said is a benefit.

"It helps because the fast guys will have a new track as well as everyone else to adapt to," she said. "It levels the playing field for everyone."

White's career-best result at Devil's Bowl Speedway came in August 2015 when she finished in the runner-up position.

"I led the whole race and got passed on the white flag," she said. "That was a bummer, but we've had confidence racing there because we know we can run up front. Hopefully that will continue this weekend when we face a slightly different track."

White has been consistent to start the night during her five races this season. She has won three heat races and placed second in another.

"The goal is to finish the features and wrack up points," she said. "We're starting our points racing so we're going to have to focus on consistency in the main events."

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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/ .

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"The support from everyone at Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc. has been amazing," White said. "Fire safety is very important to me and I'm grateful a company doing good things like Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc. is partnering with our team."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., The Mower Shop, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., The Body Works, Mesilla Valley Transportation, C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Post Two Top 10s in Las Vegas

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (March 14, 2017) - Big Game Motorsports pilot Kerry Madsen extended his top-10 streak at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas to five consecutive years thanks to a pair of top 10s last weekend during the FVP Outlaw Showdown.

Madsen and the Muddy sponsored team opened the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader on Thursday by qualifying seventh quickest in their group. Madsen then finished where he started - fourth - in a heat race to lock into the 14th starting position for the main event.

"We got good restarts and had a good car and went forward," he said. "The track wasn't super wide to do a lot of passing so I was really happy with that. The track was pretty treacherous so to come out in one piece was good in itself."

Madsen maneuvered from 14th to an eighth-place result, which marked the third straight season with that exact finish.

The event concluded on Friday when Madsen set quick time in his group during qualifying. He then won a heat race to lock into the dash, in which he picked up a position to place fifth.

"In the main event we were a little off and you're not going to win World of Outlaws races when you're a little off," he said. "We lost some ground on restarts rather than gain any. We came up on cars to pass them and in my attempts to pass it seemed like I'd give away a spot."

Madsen ended the night with a ninth-place finish.

"We made some progress in qualifying from Thursday to Friday," he said. "We're making all the right progress. I'd say we were really quick all weekend, but just didn't quite get the results we were aiming for."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 9 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 8 (14).

March 10 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 5 (6); Feature: 9 (5).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

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Hanks Looking for Top 10s During Devil's Bowl Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - BURLINGTON, Tenn. (March 14, 2017) - Brandon Hanks is invading Devil's Bowl Speedway this weekend with a goal of consistency at the 44th annual Spring Nationals.

Hanks will compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on Friday and Saturday at the oval in Mesquite, Texas, which has recently undergone a track renovation.

"We've run pretty well there and I've heard they changed up the track a bit," he said. "I think their intention is to make the track wider. The idea of it is a good idea and hopefully it will create better racing."

Hanks earned his career-best result of 11th place at the track in 2015.

"We've had some pretty good cars, but have lacked luck to be honest," he said. "Last year we were running in the top five or six and the right front steering arm broke and we had to pull in because I couldn't steer the car.

"I remember one of the better nights. I started in the top four in 2014 and was running third. About four laps in the ring and pinion broke in my rear end and I had to pull in. It's things like that that seems to happen at Devil's Bowl. We've had good speed. We just need a little luck."

Hanks is aiming for his first career top 10 at Devil's Bowl Speedway and he said this weekend will provide a good opportunity to accomplish that feat.

"The goal is always to win, but to make the show and be in the top 10 would make a good weekend," he said.

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanks-Motorsports/135263046488177

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 D&B Farms, Penske Racing Shocks, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and J-R1 for their continued support.

 

 

Dancer Takes Positives From Debut in Las Vegas With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (March 14, 2017) - Shawn Dancer is upbeat following his first career visit to Las Vegas to race his sprint car last weekend at the FVP Outlaw Showdown.

"Although we didn't get the results we wanted, we learned a lot and I think we helped our program for when we race on half-mile tracks later this season," he said.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader began last Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, where Dancer qualified 17 th quickest in his group before he placed 10th in a heat race. That relegated him to a C Main, in which he ended fourth to narrowly miss a transfer into the back of the Last Chance Showdown.

"Our biggest problem was qualifying," he said. "I screwed up and had the car too tight. Qualifying is everything and once you get behind there it's hard to make it up the rest of the night.

"We've never been that good on a half mile. Plus, the first time at a track is a learning experience. We had some trouble with the setup early on Thursday so we threw something at the car in the C Main and we liked it."

Dancer started Friday's finale with that setup. He timed in 17th quickest in his group and placed eighth in a heat race before ending the night third in a C Main - only one spot shy of a transfer.

"The car felt a lot better so we have something to work toward on the half-mile tracks," he said. "Even though the results didn't show it, the car felt better. It was a lot more stable and drivable. We made a lot of progress."

While the finishes weren't what Dancer hoped for, he said the lessons learned throughout his debut at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas will benefit him in the future.

"When you're at that competition level with the World of Outlaws and the guys who showed up you have to be smooth and on your game," he said. "We made a lot of progress so I'm excited to get to a half-mile track again and see where we stack up."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 9 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 10 (9); C Main: 4 (2).

March 10 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 8 (9); C Main: 3 (1).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Amshaw Service Center

Amshaw Service Center, which is based in Delphos, Ohio, is a service center for semi trucks and trailers.

"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.

 

 

Hagar Heading to Shamrock Classic Saturday for USAC National Midget Series Season Opener

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (March 14, 2017) - Derek Hagar will make his midget debut with a new team this Saturday during the USAC National Midget Series season opener.

Hagar is set to drive for Hagar Proctor Racing during the Shamrock Classic at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quion, Ill., where 50 competitors have pre-entered to race.

"It's definitely different for us," he said. "I've driven midgets before, but I haven't had great equipment underneath me like I do now. We have a good chassis, great parts, an Esslinger engine. I feel pretty confident going into it, but I'm still nervous because midget racing is different than I'm used to."

Hagar said he has approximately 15-to-20 midget races under his belt, but most came several years ago.

"I've run different tracks," he said. "We've raced the Chili Bowl a couple of times. I've never been able to contend for a win. This weekend we're going to a small track indoors with a bunch of good cars and drivers who do this every weekend. I'm looking to have a good performance, make the show and get a good top 10."

Hagar captured his first feature victory of the season during his most recent winged sprint car race earlier this month.

Hagar was slated to race last Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., but the event rained out.

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Shamrock Classic with the USAC National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fragola Performance Systems

Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com .

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

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

 

 

Lucas Ashe Records Top-10 During Silver Cup Opener Before Late Race Incident Sidelines Him In Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: 2017 continues to be a season of firsts for Lucas Ashe. After making his first career start at Marysville Raceway two-weeks ago, Ashe made his first ever appearance at Silver Dollar Speedway over the weekend and adapted well.

“I was really happy with how things went for the most part in Chico, CA,” Lucas Ashe said. “We had really good speed both nights, and we were able to move forward.”

Friday night marked the Cottonwood, CA driver’s first ever appearance at Silver Dollar Speedway, and in his first competitive laps on the ¼ mile he would time in 14th fastest during time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Ashe would hold his own against a pair of Silver Dollar Speedway sharpshooters in Shane Golobic and Mason Moore. Falling back to the third spot, Ashe would still transfer into the feature event.

Finding himself in the seventh row for the feature event, Ashe would go to work aboard the SALCO Inc./Lucas Oil/NAAKE Suspension entry on what was an extremely fast racing surface.

Though it was tough to pass, Ashe was able to make up some ground as he closed his night out with a 10th place finish.

Returning to the speedway on Saturday night with the Civil War Series during the final night of the Silver Cup, Ashe would go out line during time trials and end up timing in 20th fastest.

With the racing groove still narrow during heat races, Ashe would line up fifth and finish there forcing him into the 12-lap B main. Finishing third in the semi, Ashe would move the STL Tile/Crown Motors/Logo USA machine into the 30-lap Silver Cup feature event.

The feature event would offer up a tricky track to the field as ruts had developed in turns one and two, making for a wild night of bicycles and wheelies during the race.

From his 19th starting spot, Ashe continued to acclimate himself well to Silver Dollar Speedway as he was able to work his way forward during the wild feature event.

Taking advantage of a couple of early restarts, Ashe would fight his way forward inside the Top-10 late in the feature event. On the 20th lap, trouble would arise for Ashe who would make contact with another car while slowing for a caution and ultimately get his car over.

Though a soft landing, Ashe’s night would come to an end.

“It was a tough way to end our weekend, but definitely have some things to look forward to this year,” Ashe added. “I have to thank everyone who makes this possible, and Harley Van Dyke and the guys for giving me a fast racecar and continuing to get me comfortable.”

Ashe is also currently in another battle. As a finalist in Champion’s Search For A Champion, he needs your vote daily to land a sponsorship. Please click over to http://sfac.championautoparts.com and do so.

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, NAAKE Suspension, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, DMI Components Shaver Racing Engines, Maxim, Rod End Supply, Lucky Seven Outlaw Wings, Fat Cat Propane, Pickern Allstate Ins., and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 3, Wins-0, Top-5’s-0, Top-10’s-2

ON TAP: Ashe will climb aboard his Outlaw Kart for the West Coast Nationals in Red Bluff, CA before returning to the sprint car.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook.

 

 

Justyn Cox Pockets Top-Five During First Feature Of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: After having two nights of horrendous luck to open his 2017 season, the third time was a charm for Justyn Cox as he picked up a fifth place finish in what was his first feature event of the season.

“It was nice to finally have a night with no issues,” Justyn Cox said. “We had really good speed during opening night with our 360ci engine a few weeks ago, so it is nice to get a full feature in.”

With 28 cars timed in for the opening night of Silver Cup, the Clarksburg, CA native timed his Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c entry in 13th fastest amongst the 28 drivers entered in the opening night of Silver Cup.

Taking advantage of the front row starting position, Cox was hard on the throttle and jumped out to the lead during his heat race. Leaving Michael Ing and Andy Forsberg in his wake, Cox would pick up the win and make himself eligible for the redraw.

Pulling the six pill, Cox would line the PM Truck Repair/Justice Brothers/K&N backed machine up in the third row of the feature event on a hooked and fast Silver Dollar Speedway.

When the race got underway, Cox would spend much of the night battling with Mason Moore and Shane Golobic as the trio battled for position within the Top-Five.

With passing tough on this night especially with how much time was spent in traffic, Cox would have a nice run, as he would ultimately take the checkered flag in the fifth spot.

“I had to knock some rust off after only getting a handful of laps under my belt thus far in 2017,” Cox added. “We had the car pretty close all night, but still have some small things to work on. Overall the speed we had has me excited for what is to come 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, EyeLusions, 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 2017!

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Cox will take this weekend off before returning to action March 24th and 25th at the Stockton Dirt Track with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

 

 

 

C&M Motorsports and Andy Forsberg Second at Silver Cup Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Fans were treated to a battle for ages at Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday night, as Andy Forsberg and Sean Becker went toe-to-toe during the opening night of the Silver Cup. At the end, Forsberg and the C&M Motorsports team would come up just short as they recorded a second place finish.

“Friday night was an extremely fun feature event,” Andy Forsberg said. “Cody and my guys gave me a great car, and we went at it there battling for the lead.”

With 28-cars checked into the Silver Dollar Speedway for the track’s first 360ci event of the season, Forsberg laid down a great lap during time trials, and ended up atop the speed chart aboard the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/PT Shocks backed No. 7c.

On a hooked up and lightening fast racing surface, Forsberg would grab a third place finish during his heat race before the two-pill put him on the front row of the feature event.

When the Silver Cup opening night feature event went green, Forsberg would settle into the second spot as he chased after Sean Becker. When the leaders reached traffic they still kept up their quick pace and it then morphed into an extremely exciting battle for the lead.

Exchanging haymakers lap after lap, Forsberg would avoid near disaster after contact with a lapped car late in the race.

Getting off the end of turns three and four after contact, the yellow would fly for a stalled car on the speedway, and Forsberg would get back in the second spot.

Not shying away in the final laps, Forsberg would let it all hang out as he tried to get back in front of Becker, but would come up just short and end his night with a second place finish.

“It was an old school racetrack, and we were able to get up and go,” Forsberg said. “It was a lot of fun, and this car has been really fast in our first two nights out. I have to thank Cody and Mandi for continuing to put me in a great spot.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports team will take this weekend off before they are back in action on March 25th in Petaluma, CA.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2.

STAY CONNECTED: For at the track updates, follow Andy Forsberg on Twitter @AForsberg92, or Tony Gualda on Twitter @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Willie Croft Races in Las Vegas, NV and Chico, CA During Extremely Busy Week

PETERSEN MEDIA- While competing with the World of Outlaws in Las Vegas, NV last week, Willie Croft decided that he and his team would leave following Friday night’s event and head to Chico, CA and take part in the 2017 Silver Cup.

“I really have to thank my guys for all they did last week,” Willie Croft said. “After two nights of racing in Las Vegas, NV, they busted their butt’s to get us to Chico, CA on Saturday night to close out our weekend.”

Taking on the World of Outlaws on Thursday and Friday, Croft would open the two-day program up by timing the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 entry in 15th fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up in the eight starting spot of his heat race, Croft would grab a seventh place finish and move into the night’s Last Chance Showdown. Gridding the field from the 10th starting position on an extremely rough track, Croft would battle with fellow West Coast drivers, Bud Kaeding and Jason Solwold, before ending his night with a 10th place finish.

Friday night would get off to a much better start for the Roseville, CA driver, as he timed his machine in ninth fastest during his qualifying flight.

Starting and finishing fifth in his heat race, Croft would punch his ticket into the night’s feature event where he would line up in the 17th starting spot.

As the race came to life, Croft would find himself in a bit of mayhem as he dodged a car spinning as well as other drivers trying to avoid the situation and lost several spots as a result.

Able to gather himself back up, Croft would ultimately pull into the pit area on the fifth lap and get prepared for the trip to northern California.

Driving through the night, Croft and his team would get back to the shop with enough time to change tires, and load the 360ci car up and hit the road to Chico, CA.

In action with the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster on this night, Croft get open the night up by timing in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Running third in his heat race, Croft would just miss out on a berth in the night’s heat race and would grid the field from the ninth starting spot for the 30-lap feature event.

A rough and tumble Silver Dollar Speedway would make things tricky for drivers at times. On the fourth lap, Croft would get over the edge in turns one and two and keep his machine powered and ultimately return to the surface just as the caution would fly for a car that had stopped.

What looked like a break for Croft turned into a questionable call that resulted in Croft not getting his spot back and opting to head back to his pit and end his night.

“It was a busy week of racing, but it was nice to get back into the mix,” Croft added. “Vegas was tough, but it’s a tough place with a tough field of cars. We had a good car on Saturday night, but really got the short end of the stick on an early call and I decided to call it a night.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, QTM, XYZ, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-4, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: Croft returns to action with the World of Outlaws on Friday and Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

 

Winged Nation to Broadcast Live Shows From 39th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (March 14, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex is excited to announce that the popular Motor Racing Network show "Winged Nation" will broadcast live from the 39th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, which will be held June 1-3.

"Each night of the Jackson Nationals we will do a live pre-race edition of 'Winged Nation' on a stage at Jackson Motorplex," Winged Nation Co-Host Steve Post said. "Fans will get the chance to hear from the top drivers in sprint car racing. We'll have giveaways and have a great time each night. It's a great way to kick off what is sure to be three great nights of racing on the track.

"For the last few years we have heard so much good from what Tod (Quiring) and Doug (Johnson) have been doing at Jackson Motorplex. It's great to hear about it, but we are excited to actually get to see it. Not only to see the changes at the speedway, but to get to be a part of one of the top events in sprint car racing in the Jackson Nationals. We love our sprint car drivers and love hanging out with other fans at the race track. There is no better way to spend a weekend and we can't wait to get there."

Post and Erin Evernham are the hosts of the 30-minute show that airs every Tuesday at Noon (Eastern) at http://www.mrn.com/MRN-Radio/Shows/Winged-Nation.aspx .

The AGCO Jackson Nationals will feature $25,000 to win the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series finale on June 3. The three-day event will also showcase the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series, the Midwest Touring Series, the Nebraska 360 Sprints and the Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints each night.

"The AGCO Jackson Nationals has become one of the premier sprint car events in the country each season and we're thrilled to welcome 'Winged Nation,'" Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said.

The Jackson Motorplex season is scheduled to begin April 28-29 for the Frostbuster, which features Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and IMCA sport compacts both nights. This event will be broadcast via live Pay-Per-View by Speed Shift TV.

UP NEXT -

April 28-29 for the Frostbuster, which features Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and IMCA sport compacts

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods and IMCA hobby stocks among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING TEAMS WIN IN THE STATES, AUSTRALIA

Schatz Goes Back-To-Back In Las Vegas, Murcott Wins Down Under

McKENZIE, Tenn. (March 14, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing’s Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) team continued to steamroll the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series as they continued a torrid pace over the weekend, racking up back-to-back wins at The Dirt Track @ Las Vegas on March 9 – 10. The McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer also scored its first win of the season in Australia, as David Murcott found victory lane at Simpson Speedway.

For Schatz, the victories brought his win total up to eight on the young season, with five of those coming against the WoO Series. Neither checkered flag came easily, as Schatz had to battle not only rough track conditions but the fiercest challenges he’s faced thus far in 2017. The sweep of both events marked Schatz’s tenth and eleventh triumphs at the facility, bringing his career WoO win total to 234. The North Dakota native widened his WoO point standings lead to 74 over the field.

Murcott and the No. V88 team found its way to victory lane for the first time in 2017 by winning the SRA Eureka Sprint Car Series event at Simspon Speedway in Victoria, Aus., on March 11. Battling his way through a tough heat event, Murcott chased fellow J&J Auto Racing driver, Rusty Hickman, for most of the Feature. With rain drawing near, the final laps of the event were cut short by Mother Nature but Murcott prevailed, having bested Hickman mid-race to take the lead. Murcott sits seventh in the Eureka Garages and Sheds Series point standings.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team wins for March 9 -11, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

3/9/17 Donny Schatz Dirt Track @ Las Vegas/NV WoO

3/10/17 Donny Schatz Dirt Track @ Las Vegas/NV WoO

3/11/17 David Murcott Simpson Speedway/VIC/AUS SRA Eureka Sprintcar Series

On February 1, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will begin today, February 1, 2017, and run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

 

 

Josh Davis Ready For 2017; Will Compete In Ohio Sprint Car Series And Atomic Speedway

By Ben Deatherage

Chillicothe, Ohio- As the 2017 gets ready to get started Josh Davis is excited to announce his plans for the upcoming campaign. The Chillicothe native plans to compete with the Ohio Sprint Car Series full time as well as spend non-series weekends at his hometown track Atomic Speedway. Last season he managed to finish sixth in overall OSCS points and posted seven top tens and a single top five result. His lone top five finish would be an impressive fourth at Ohio’s Jackson County Speedway with the OSCS group.

“Our main goal is to win the championship at Atomic and when we’re not there run with the Ohio Sprint Car Series,” stated Josh Davis, “we came really close to winning the OVSCA (Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association) title but got second.”

It will mark the thirteenth racing season for Josh Davis and his team. Josh began competing in the local 4-Cylinder divisions in his early twenties before graduating to the 410 Sprint Car ranks. Davis is a second-generation driver who followed in the footsteps of his father Boone who drove in the late 1970’s and 1980’s.

“I definitely want to finish in the top three with the OSCS. There are some pretty good guys that run that deal like Cole Duncan and Danny Smith. There’s a lot of experience in the series and even some All Star guys that are coming back to run it.”

With their busy schedule this year Josh Davis Racing is seeking additional sponsorship for 2017. If you’d like to find out how to contribute feel free to contact Josh at JoshuaMDavis22@yahoo.com. No sponsorship is too small and it’s a great way to gain exposure to thousands of brand-loyal fans.

 

 

 

Sides Battles for Top 10s Early in Las Vegas With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (March 13, 2017) - Jason Sides was in contention to extend his top-10 streak at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas to nine consecutive seasons before bad luck derailed him both nights last weekend during the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

The action began on Thursday with Sides qualifying eighth quickest in his group. He then finished where he started - fourth - in a heat race to lock into the 15th starting position for the main event.

"I lost a few positions and then I started moving forward," he said. "The track was really rough. I started going high into turn one and cutting down across the holes. It was pretty good. About the fourth time I did it I must have turned down early. It bounced real hard and when it came down the left rear tire caught and over it went."

Sides was battling for a top-10 result late in the race when the mishap resulted in a DNF following the flip.

The team fixed the car for Friday's finale at the half-mile oval, where Sides timed in fourth quickest in his group. Unfortunately, that lined him up on the outside of the front row of a heat race and the outside lane was not the place to start.

"They did a good job getting the track smoother from Thursday, but that meant there wasn't much moisture in the track," he said. "The outside was really slick. We didn't get a very good start."

Sides ended third to miss locking into the dash by only one position. That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the feature.

"We started out all right, but the longer the race went the worse it was," he said. "It seemed like everywhere I went was the wrong lane."

After closing in on the top 10 early, Sides faded to a 17th -place result.

He will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 9 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 22 (15).

March 10 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 17 (12).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., 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 - King Racing Products

King Racing Products builds the strongest, lightest and most affordable American made sprint car products. For more information, visit http://www.KingRacingProducts.com .

"King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn't be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series without their partnership," Sides said. "King Racing Products builds a great selection of parts for racers so I would encourage every driver to give them a shot."

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

 

 

Scelzi Charges Toward Top 10 During Season Opener Before Losing Brakes

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (March 13, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi graded his season opener as a B-minus.

"Although we didn't end up with the results we wanted I was happy with the speed we showed," he said. "We didn't get the breaks we needed, but I feel confident about our team and the direction we are heading."

Scelzi and his Roth Motorsports supported, family owned team kicked off the season last Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas during the opening night of the FVP Outlaw Showdown.

"I felt really good in hot laps and qualifying on Thursday," he said. "We didn't qualify as well as we wanted, but the track changed quite a bit."

Scelzi timed in 12th quickest overall, which lined him up on the outside of the third row for a heat race.

"I went into turn one on the opening lap side by side for the final transfer and hit a hole and the car got upset," he said. "I fell back to seventh and wasn't able to maneuver back into a transfer."

Scelzi finished in the seventh position, which relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown. He then rallied from fourth to second place in the Last Chance Showdown to garner a transfer into the back of the main event.

"We made some small changes and it worked in the feature," he said. "We went from 22nd to 14th in 12 laps before we cut a brake line. I truly believe we were a top-10 car. We got rolling pretty good around the bottom. I was making up a lot of time. It seemed like a lot of guys were running through the holes or up high on the track. We were trucking forward on the bottom when we lost our brakes and I had to pull in early."

Scelzi was credited with a 23rd-place result. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/xwYOTpKspKE.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Friday for the event finale.

"We didn't time in as well as the night before," he said. "We went out in a tough spot. I went out late in my group. I think I went out 19th out of 21 cars. That was a big difference because if we went out three cars later and were in group two my time would have been in the top 10. Then we tried something in our heat race with the setup and it didn't work."

Scelzi qualified 14th quickest before he placed eighth in a heat race. That lined him up on the inside of the fifth row in the Last Chance Showdown.

"In the Last Chance Showdown we worked our way up to sixth and got to racing really hard with James McFadden," he said. "He got around us and it slowed our momentum to where we weren't going to make a transfer so I pulled off as the white flag came out so that we didn't risk tearing the car up."

Next up, Scelzi will defend his home turf this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., during another World of Outlaws doubleheader.

"I think the biggest thing is qualifying," he said. "If we can time in good it makes everything so much easier. Our goal again is to run in the top 10 both nights and be competitive. I definitely think we can do it, but I truly think the key is qualifying."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 9 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 23 (22).

March 10 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 11 (9).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., 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., has been a leading non-asset third party logistics provider since 1996. Because it started as a carrier, Red Rose Transportation understands the complex and diverse needs of both the carriers and shippers, and it provides comprehensive solutions that satisfy both parties. The team of logistics professionals are responsible for moving and facilitating thousands of nationwide truckload freight shipments annual. For more information, visit http://www.RedRoseTransportation.com .

"My mom and uncle started the business in 1996," Scelzi said. "It's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1. Everyone there has been a big part of the team."

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

 

 

Lawrence Kicks Off Season This Weekend at Devil's Bowl with ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - LILLIAN, Texas (March 13, 2017) - Zane Lawrence is heading to his home track of Devil's Bowl Speedway this weekend for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Lawrence has logged hundreds of laps over the years and he knows his way around the half-mile oval located in Mesquite, Texas, as he formerly raced the track's weekly 305ci sprint car division before advancing to 360ci winged sprint cars.

"We're definitely looking forward to starting the season at Devil's Bowl," he said. "We've had some pretty good runs there in past years so we're hoping to add another good finish to that."

The Spring Nationals is slated to be a two-day show, hosting features on Friday and Saturday. The top-four finishers in Friday's feature will be locked into the first two rows of Saturday's main event.

"Hopefully we can have a good run on Friday to go ahead and lock ourselves in to Saturday's feature," Lawrence said. "That would definitely help judging by the amount of competitors that will be there."

Lawrence, who earned a 10th-place result during an ASCS National Tour event at Devil's Bowl Speedway last October, is slated to contend for championships in both the ASCS Gulf South Region and the Sprint Bandit Series in 2017.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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, Texas Global Marketing and Mark Burch Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

News From The Eastern Museum Of Motor Racing Preserving America’s Motor Sports Heritage

March 13, 2017

March Racing Roundtable This Sunday

York Springs, Pa. – This Saturday, March 19, the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will host the March racing roundtable. This month the roundtable discussion will cover racing in Pennsylvania’s coal region.

John Marks will host the roundtable. The coal region, stretching from Hamburg northwards to Pottsville and Hazleton, was home to a variety of former racing operations. Tracks such as Circle M Ranch, Mahanoy City, Anthracite, Gold Mine, Fort Lebanon, Mt. Carbon, and Brandonville were part of an active racing scene in the coal region. The roundtable will commence at 1 p.m. and will end at 3 p.m. The event will be held on the museum’s second floor.

The new Eastern Museum of Motor Racing research room is near completion. Due to the diligent help of volunteers, the moving of racing material into the new room is near completion. The room will also contain displays of racing machinery.

The dedication of the new research facility will occur on Sunday, April 2. The dedication will begin at 1 p.m.

EMMR is currently on a winter schedule, with the facility open to the public on Fridays only. The museum will switch to the summer schedule on Saturday, April 1. At that time the museum will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is a non-profit organization founded in 1975, dedicated to the preservation of America’s great motor racing history. EMMR not only honors significant people and vehicles of racing’s past; but also, the historic speedways, fairgrounds, drag racing organizations, and the Gettysburg Region Antique Auto Club of America.

For more information contact us at www.emmr.org. The museum and Latimore Valley Fairground are located at 100 Baltimore Road, off Route 15 midway between Dillsburg and York Spring. The telephone number is 717 – 528 – 8279.

 

 

Molly Leads Parr Motorsports Track Premiership – But It’s Tight!

Leading into Sunday night’s big night of racing, Darren Mollenoyux trailed James McFadden by fifty points with three rounds remaining of the Parr Motorsports USC Victoria Track Premiership at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool – that would soon change.

With McFadden battling the World of Outlaws in Las Vegas at the weekend, it appeared the battle for the Track Premiership and the $10,000 pay day that will go the of the victor, was set to open-up, with the likes of Mollenoyux, Jamie Veal and David Murcott all in the mix.

What was to transpire was Mollenoyux would take the A-Main on Saturday night picking up a further 150 Track Premiership points for his trouble, while runner up Jack Lee would collect 146 points and a bonus 4 points for the most laps led in the 30 lap feature event.

As Mollenoyux greeted the checkered flag both Veal (114 points) and Murcott (116 points) were left to rue what might have been, had they not been forced to watch from the in-field having both crashed out on lap seven.

Corey McCullagh despite having to make the Main event via the last chance B-Main, a then failing to complete the entire A-Main remains in contention for the Track Premiership as he currently sits 78 points in arrears of Mollenoyux with two nights remaining.

Steven Lines despite being a non-starter on Sunday night also remains right in the battle for the $10,000 prize prior to Sunday his previous worst points haul was 104 back on the first night of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic – he currently sits third on 790 points, just 48 adrift of Mollenoyux.

With all drivers being afforded the luxury of dropping their worst round of the season from their final points tally, it is well worth noting that Darren Mollenoyux has contested every event at Sungold Stadium thus far this season and his worst points haul is 126 – the equivalent of a 12th place A-Main finish!

The current top 10 in the point standings are as follows:

1. V52 Darren Mollenoyux 964 points – 126 points (worst round) = 838 points.
2. V35 Jamie Veal 802 points – 0 points = 802 points.
3. W3 Steven Lines 790 points – 0 points = 790 points.
4. V88 David Murcott 774 points – 0 points = 774 points.
5. V90 Corey McCullagh 858 points – 98 points = 760 points.
6. W17 James McFadden 738 points – 0 points = 738 points.
7. V47 Tim Rankin 678 points – 0 points – 678 points.
8. V70 John Vogels 736 points – 84 points = 652 points.
9. S45 Jake Tranter 646 points – 0 points = 646 points.
10. V17 Dennis Jones 690 points – 54 points = 636 points.

So, with two nights of competition remaining, and a host of drivers still in with a chance of claiming the Parr Motorsports Track Premiership and a maximum of 154 points to be garnished by any one driver on any given night, plus the anticipated changes in certain drivers’ worst rounds, this is going to be one battle that won’t be decided until Easter Sunday night.

The next round is set down for decision as a part of the Grand Final of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series on Saturday March 25, 2017.

Tickets are available on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au or can be purchased at the gate on race night.

 

 

Bergman Opening Chase for Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Championship This Weekend at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SHAWNEE, Okla. (March 13, 2017) - Seth Bergman is aiming for his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship this season and it all begins this weekend at the 44th annual Spring Nationals.

The series opens its season this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, where Bergman has been a contender almost every time out the past few seasons.

"Devil's Bowl Speedway is a unique track that takes a lot of laps to learn how to run correctly," he said. "We have figured out a good package on how to set up the car there and I've gained more confidence running there each year."

Bergman enters this weekend on a four-race top-10 streak at the half-mile oval during the past two seasons. He finished second in his lone visit last year after placing fifth, sixth and fourth, respectively, during three races in 2015.

Bergman scored a feature victory at the oval in 2014. Additionally, he has earned at least one top five there each season dating back to 2013 and at least one top 10 per season since 2012.

"We are excited to kick off the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season this weekend at a track we've run well at," he said. "Our goal is to start the year on the right foot by winning a race or two."

Bergman has recorded at least one Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour feature victory during each of the past five years and he has finished in the top eight in the championship standings for six consecutive seasons.

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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 Tools, Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Debuting With Newly Formed Gobrecht Motorsports This Weekend in Central Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (March 13, 2017) - Trey Starks is heading east this weekend to open his 2017 campaign with the newly formed Gobrecht Motorsports.

Starks and the team, which is comprised of a partnership between Scott Gobrecht and Jeff McCall, will compete on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

"We are all pretty excited for this new venture," Starks said. "We've all worked together in different capacities the past couple of years so there is familiarity and comfort already built in. Scott and Jeff both have great knowledge and history in Central Pennsylvania and I've made a few starts the last few years so we have high expectations coming out of the gate."

Starks, who won 11 races at 11 different tracks from coast to coast last year, qualified for each main event during the famed National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in 2013. He earned a pair of top-10 finishes at the half-mile oval in 2014 and placed a season-best 18th at the track last season.

"Williams Grove is a very fun and very difficult track," he said. "The track is fast and can be narrow entering the corners. Dirty air can play a big role. I think it's important to put yourself in contention to start the feature near the front if you want to have a chance to win."

Starks has also had success at Lincoln Speedway, where he set his first career quick time during qualifying at a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event last year. Unfortunately, the race rained out and the performance was scratched.

"That was frustrating to do that well and have Mother Nature intervene, but the team rebounded well the following night by qualifying third quickest in our group," he said. "We put together a good performance that night so that will give us confidence entering this Saturday's race at Lincoln."

Starks ended with a career-best 15th-place result in the make-up race.

"Of course we want to win both nights this weekend, but I think we would be happy coming out with a pair of top 10s and some consistency," he said. "I want to thank Scott, Jeff and everyone for this great opportunity. I'm really looking forward to this year and can't wait to get it started this weekend."

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

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 - Starks Timber Processing

Starks Timber Processing is a logging business owned by Trey's father, John, who is a third-generation logger. It has been based out of Washington for more than 15 years.

"Starks Timber Processing is what provides me the opportunity to race," Trey said. "It has played a huge role in my life, both on the track and away from it."

Gobrecht Motorsports would also like to thank Champion Brands, Golf Cart Services, ServiceMaster Clean, J&J Auto Racing, Bad Boy Off Road, FK Rod Ends, Fibreworks Composites, Gettysburg Rental Center, Nevin's Automotive Sales, Kleffel's, Moose Blocks, Beer Hill Gang, 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 and Security Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Rilat Seeking to Extend Top-10 Streak at Devil's Bowl Speedway to 13 Straight Years

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (March 13, 2017) - Travis Rilat is carrying momentum into his home track this weekend.

Rilat recorded two podium finishes during his season-opening event last month and he is hopeful that will springboard his team toward success this Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"We had a great start to the season last month in Florida at the Ronald Laney Memorial," he said. "I feel confident at where our team is at as we're preparing to protect our turf. It's always important to run well near your home and Devil's Bowl is only a 10-minute drive from our house."

Rilat has produced numerous strong results at the half-mile oval during the past dozen seasons as he has earned at least one top-10 finish in each of the last 12 years.

"Devil's Bowl is certainly a unique track," he said. "That is the type of place where the more laps you've run the better you are. We have a lot of laps there throughout the years."

Rilat placed eighth each night during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Devil's Bowl Speedway last October.

He earned Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour triumphs at the track in 2002 and 2006.

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shop the BOSS

Located in Dallas, Shop the BOSS offers a large selection of hardwood flooring products below closeout prices for retail customers. For more information, visit http://www.ShoptheBOSS.com.

"Shop 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. As his business has grown and expanded, he's been able to do a lot more with the team."

Rilat would also like to thank Worfe Chevrolet, MDS Boring & Drilling, Shark Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, Penske Racing Shocks and All Star Auto Reconditioning for their continued support.

 

 

DJ Netto Looks To Get Back on Track When World of Outlaws Invade Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: DJ Netto’s hot start cooled off a little as he took on the World of Outlaws in Las Vegas, NV last week, but the Hanford, CA driver is looking forward to redeeming him self at the familiar Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

“We just struggled in Las Vegas, NV,” DJ Netto said. “We don’t get a whole lot of chances on half miles, and to get on a big track with the Outlaws, you have to be perfect and we just struggled to get qualified.”

Timing the Tri-C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain backed No. 3c entry in 16th fastest in his qualifying flight; Netto would finish ninth during his heat race.

Lining up on the front row of the C-Main, DJ Netto would battle with James McFadden for the top spot before settling into the second spot and moving on into the night’s Last Chance Showdown.

On a track that continued to get rough as the night went on, Netto would line up in the 14th spot for the 12-lap affair with the top-four finishers moving into the feature event.

Getting a few spots in the early goings of the race, Netto would close the opening night with a 12th place finish in the semi.

Friday night would see Netto again get off to a slower than desired start as he timed in 17th fastest in his qualifying flight. In what was nearly a mirror showing from Thursday night’s C, Netto and James McFadden again hooked up in a battle for the top spot, with Netto at one time falling back to the third spot.

Able to regain his composure, Netto would get by Shawn Dancer for the final transfer spot, and move into the LCS.

With the track continuing to slick off, Netto would again make up some ground as he tried to race his way into the feature event. Getting up into the 10th spot, that’s a far as the Hanford, CA pilot would make it as his trip would come to an end.

“I have never really ran well in ‘Vegas, and I hoped we could continue to show the speed in the 3c, that we had been showing early in the season,” Netto added. “It really is a tough show to make, and hopefully we can get back to running well on our home turf.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-6, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: DJ Netto will return to action this Friday and Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

PPM Ready For Return To Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making his debut at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA last October, Parker Price-Miller is thrilled to make a return trip this weekend. Coming off of a tough weekend in Las Vegas, NV, PPM is hoping some familiar scenery will equate to a good run for his Agee Motorsports team.

“We have struggled on the half mile stuff early this season, and that continued in Las Vegas, NV,” Parker Price-Miller said. “We are continuing on to California, and I am excited to get back to Tulare, CA and check out some new tracks while we are out that way.”

Timing in 15th fastest in his qualifying flight aboard the 360 Yield/Pioneer/DuPont backed No. 2, the Kokomo, IN wheelman would then race to an eighth place finish during his heat race.

On the rough and tumble racing surface, PPM would grid the field from the 11th starting spot in the semi. Struggling to get going, Price-Miller would bring his night to an end with a 14th place finish.

Friday night’s finale would see Price-Miller again lay down the 15th fastest lap during his qualifying flight before finishing eighth in his heat race on an extremely slick surface that was an extreme opposite of the night before.

Gridding the field from the 10th starting spot in the night’s Last Chance Showdown, Price-Miller would battle with Dominic Scelzi and DJ Netto for position. When the checkered flew on the race, PPM ended his week with a 12th place finish.

“We just can’t seem to make speed on the bigger tracks right now,” PPM added. “We will be on some smaller stuff for the next few weeks, and hopefully we can shine there and have some fun in California.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank 360 Yield, Pioneer, DuPont, FlyingAG, Agee Farms, Encirca, Chalk Stix, and PPM Titanium for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller will be back in action with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this Friday and Saturday night in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

 

Gremlins Get Paul McMahan and Destiny Motorsports in Sin City

PETERSEN MEDIA: Paul McMahan and Destiny Motorsports had their share of gremlins get the best of them during their stay in Las Vegas, NV.

“It was kind of a bitter sweet trip for us,” McMahan said. “We had some really good speed, but we had some issues just hinder us which forced us to play catch up.”

The two-day program kicked off on Thursday night, and McMahan’s night would get off to a rough start. With his car not coming to life for his scheduled time trial slot, McMahan’s entry would fail to fire at the end of the session as well and he would not get a time on this night.

Getting the problem resolved, McMahan showed that he had a very good car under him in his heat race, as he worked from the 10th starting spot aboard the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants No. 4 and finished sixth.

Forced into the ‘C’ main due to no qualifying attempt, McMahan would find himself in the fourth row. Needing to get into the top-two to move into the B, McMahan would again show some serious speed but was only able to make it up to the third spot and he would use a provisional on this night.

On an extremely rough and treacherous Las Vegas Dirt Track, McMahan would grid the field from the 25th starting spot aboard the All Star Performance/KSE Racing Products/FK Indy backed entry. Getting off to a good start in the feature event, some debris would get up into a nozzle line, and his night would come to a close on the 22nd lap.

Friday night brought on a fresh start, and the Nashville, TN resident took full advantage of the new day, as he laid down the fourth fastest lap of the night in his qualifying session before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Gridding the field from the eight row of the feature event, the Friday night track was polar opposite of Thursday’s surface as it was extremely hard and slick. With much of the action on a tricky cushion on this night, McMahan would slowly work his way toward the Top-10 as passing was tough on this night.

On the 21st lap, McMahan’s entry would pop out of gear and he would bring out the yellow flag. Able to restarts with no major issues, McMahan would go on to finish in the 15th spot.

“It was a rough stretch, but the guys are sticking with it and staying positive,” McMahan added. “We are doing some good things and getting better. I am looking forward to California, and hoping we can pick up some momentum during the swing.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Kieizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-13, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team kick off their stay in the Golden State this Friday and Saturday in Tulare, CA.

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 Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

 

 

Tarlton Motorsports and Carson Macedo Charge With the World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA- Not letting early issues during their trip to Las Vegas, NV hamper them, Tarlton Motorsports and Carson Macedo would show good speed with the Greatest Show on Dirt, and ultimately earn Hard Charger honors on Friday night.

“The first night was a little rough on us, but we were really happy with how the second night went,” Carson Macedo said. “Overall it was a good trip, and I learned a lot.”

During Thursday night’s time trials, a fuel leak would arise as Macedo his the track for time trials and the Lemoore, CA driver would wisely shut the machine down and escape quickly to avoid a serious problem.

Able to get a lap at the end of the session, Macedo would time the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino entry in 11th fastest.

Lining up sixth in his heat race aboard the potent Tarlton Motorsports No. 21x, Macedo would race his way to a fifth place finish and transfer directly into the ‘A’ Main.

Taking the green flag from the ninth row, the rough racing surface would give many drivers and teams fits all night long. With passing tough, Macedo would finish in the 18th spot.

Friday night would see Macedo time the Pabco Gypsum/Executive Auto Sales/Bandy and Associates entry in 13th fastest in his qualifying flight. Picking up a sixth place finish in his heat race, Macedo would be forced into the Last Chance Showdown, as he looked for one of four transfer spots into the feature event.

Gridding the field from the seventh starting spot, Macedo would have his elbows up on a slick Las Vegas Dirt track. Battling with Kevin Thomas, Jr late in the race, Macedo would get the opening he needed to take the final spot into the 30-lap feature event.

Lining up in the 24th starting spot, Macedo would continue to move forward just as he did in the semi. Running the ragged edge for 30-laps, Macedo would get by some of the best in the business as he earned KSE Hard Charger honors with his 13th place finish.

“I have to thank the entire Tarlton family for this opportunity, as well as Paul Baines and the guys for working hard for me,” Macedo added.

Tarlton Racing 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, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2017 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 2, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 0, Top 10’s: 0.

ON TAP: Macedo and the Tarlton Motorsports team will be back in action Friday and Saturday night in Tulare, 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

 

Sean Becker and Menne Motorsports Shine at Silver Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- One week after finishing third at the Mini Gold Cup in Chico, CA, Sean Becker and Menne Motorsports returned to the familiar ¼ mile and picked up their first win of the season on Friday night before finishing second during the Silver Cup finale on Saturday.

“Overall it was a really good weekend for our team,” Sean Becker said. “Friday night was a lot of fun racing with Andy Forsberg for the win, and Saturday night we had an issue in time trials, but thanks to a lot of great people we were able to get it fixed and race the rest of the night.”

During Friday night’s Silver Cup opener, Becker would get things underway by timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Menne Ranch Hay Inc./Cherry Street Mini Storage No. 75 machine in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, Becker would sneak into the nightly redraw as a top qualifier was able to win their heat. Taking advantage of the spot, more good fortune would find the Roseville, CA driver as he would grab the one pill.

Starting alongside Andy Forsberg, Becker would get the early lead. As the leaders approached lapped traffic, things would get exciting as the two Silver Dollar Speedway favorites began a torrid battle for the top spot.

Setting an extremely fast pace through traffic, Becker was able to match every challenge Forsberg threw at him and was able to score his first win of the 2017 season.

Saturday night’s Silver Cup finale would be ran under the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster banner, and Becker would find himself going out 30th for time trials with 31 cars checked into the pit area.

Laying down the 14th fastest lap of the night on his first lap, Becker would come up lame on his second lap and come to a stop. Going back to the pit area it was an all hands on deck scene as crew members from various teams were aiding Menne Motorsports in finding and fixing their issue.

Able to make the call for the heat race, Becker would grab the win and punch his ticket into both the Dash and the Feature Event.

Running seventh in the Dash, Becker would take the green flag for the 30-lap feature event from the fourth row.

With the track a bit choppy in spots, the feature event would be extremely exciting once the race got going after a trio of early stoppages. Running in the sixth spot for most of the race, Becker’s machine would come alive late in the race. Following a restart with just 10-laps to go in the race, ‘The Shark’ would live up to his long-time nickname as he found himself in the third spot late in the race.

Continuing to dig in the race’s final laps, Becker would get to the second spot in traffic, where he would end up finishing.

“After the way our Saturday night started, I really owe it to my team for giving me a car that was able to come forward and contend for the win,” Becker added. “Again, I am just so thankful to this Menne Motorsports team, and everyone in this racing community for all of their help.”

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Hunt’s Race World, Molecule, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, K&N, Pioneer Auto Body, and The Joie of Seating for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 3, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 3, Top 10’s- 3

ON TAP: Becker and Menne Motorsports will return to Silver Dollar Speedway on March 31st for the second Civil War Series event before heading to Antioch Speedway on April 1st to kick off the new Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023, or https://www.facebook.com/mennemotorsports/.

 

 

High-Roller Schatz Keeps Outlaws’ Streak Going in Vegas

TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance Team Makes it Five-for-Six To Start 2017

Dates: Thursday-Friday, March 9-10, 2017

Series: World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Location: The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Winners: Thursday - Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing

Friday - Schatz of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing

TSR Results: Friday – Started 4th, Finished 1st/Running, completed 25 of 25 laps

Saturday – Started 2nd, Finished 1st/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps

TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (1st with 872 points, 74 ahead of second-place Jason Johnson and Brad Sweet)

After starting the 2017 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign by winning three of the first four races, Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed team headed to Las Vegas this past weekend looking to continue setting a blistering pace during the Outlaws’ annual invasion at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. And when the dust settled Friday night, Schatz was the last one standing after collecting all the hardware, bonus cash and the momentum.

The eight-time and reigning WoO champion and his team of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti banked two more wins in dramatic fashion at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past weekend to push their current winning streak to five and continue one of the fastest starts in the 40-year history of “The Greatest Show on Dirt.” After dominating Thursday’s 25-lap A-Feature aboard the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J, Schatz lost the lead on a late restart, but he wasn’t going to be denied. On the white-flag lap, he dove under Brian Brown in turns three and four and beat him to the finish line to score his 10th career triumph at the half-mile, dirt oval. With Thursday’s win, including an additional $5,000 cash bonus, in the bank, Schatz and crew came back Friday night looking for the Vegas sweep. He started second and chased down early leader Logan Schuchart and took the lead on lap 13 of the 30-lap contest. Schatz held the top spot for eight laps before Rico Abreu overtook Schatz with nine laps remaining. This time it was Schatz who took advantage of a restart and surged ahead of Abreu to retake the lead. Schatz pulled away during the final seven laps and became the first driver to sweep a Las Vegas WoO doubleheader since Steve Kinser pulled off the feat in March 2004.

“You just have to keep fighting and working for everything you get out here racing with the World of Outlaws and I wouldn’t want to go into a fight with any group more than these Arctic Cat/Ford Performance guys,” Schatz said after his 11th career Las Vegas win and 234th career WoO victory. “We always enjoy coming to Las Vegas. Obviously with everything going on here this weekend – the NASCAR races across the street, the CONEXPO convention being in town – there are a lot of people here watching and we wanted to do our best to come out on top. We know we have a bullseye on our backs and we thrive on that. We show up at these races with the goal of winning everything we can. The restart Thursday night probably wasn’t what we needed and we ended up using every lap to get the win. And then we come back the next night and take advantage of a late restart. That’s racing. And part of that is being prepared to take advantage of those opportunities. I couldn’t be prouder of everyone involved with our team. To get two wins in Las Vegas is incredible, and now it’s off to California, where we’ll look to keep our level of performance as high as we can.”

Race Notes:
• The Las Vegas sweep for Schatz extended his current winning streak to five. The streak matches the second longest of his 21-year WoO career. His longest winning streak of six races came in August and September of 2014. He won five consecutive races in June 2015.

• With his fifth win in the first six races, Schatz joins Steve Kinser and Doug Wolfgang as the only drivers in the Outlaws’ 40-year history to put up a winning percentage over 80 percent in the first half dozen WoO races. In 1981, Wolfgang also won five of the first six WoO races and, a decade later in 1991, Kinser won six of the first seven WoO races.

• Schatz now his 234 career WoO A-Feature and he ranks third all-time behind Steve Kinser (577) and Sammy Swindell (294).

• The sweep pushed his career victory total to 11 in 55 career starts at the half-mile, dirt oval. He is the winningest driver at The Dirt Track at LVMS.

• Badlands Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, offered a $5,000 cash bonus to the winners of Thursday and Friday night’s A-Feature. Schatz ended up with both of the bonuses and the added component of having the chance to earn an extra bonus if he is able to win both Outlaw events at Badlands Speedway in early July.

• Schatz increased his lead the WoO championship standings from 20 points to 74 over Jason Johnson and Brad Sweet through six of the 92 scheduled races.

Up Next:
The Outlaws’ Kick-Off Tour continues this weekend with a doubleheader at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California for first two of seven nights of competition in the Golden State. Anything can happen at the high-banked, .33-mile dirt oval and usually does. Last March, Schatz went out early to qualify and on an extremely narrow racing surface wasn’t able to transfer into the A-Feature. The track is one of 82 different facilities where Schatz has won over his 21-year Outlaw career. The Fargo, North Dakota racer is looking to return to victory lane this weekend for the first time at the track since his win in October 2007.

 

 

STEWART EARNS TWO TOP-10 FINISHES IN SIN CITY

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 13, 2017) - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series traveled further west to double-down in Sin City. The Larson Marks Racing team competed Thursday and Friday night at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and earned two top-10 finishes.

On Thursday, Larson Marks Racing driver Shane Stewart went out 18th in Qualifying Group 2 and earned the second-quickest lap time of the night. He started on the pole of the fourth heat race and led every lap to transfer into the Craftsman Club Dash. After the four pill was drawn for the inversion, Stewart started on the pole of the dash and won, earning the pole starting position for the 25-lap main event.

After taking the green flag, Stewart jumped to the early lead. He quickly approached lapped traffic and on lap 6 he got tangled with a lapped car. After going to the work area, the Larson Marks team, with help from other crews, made repairs to the No. 2 and Stewart restarted from the rear of the field. The caution was displayed with 9 laps remaining and Stewart restarted in the 16th position. He would advance seven more positions in the closing laps to earn a ninth-place finish.

On Friday, Stewart timed in with the seventh-quickest lap time in Group 2 of qualifying. He started and finished fourth in the third heat race. After starting the 30-lap main event from the 14th position, Stewart was up to seventh by the halfway point of the race. In the closing laps of the race, Stewart advanced two more positions to earn a fifth-place finish.

"It was a good weekend for our Larson Marks team," said Stewart. "We had fast cars both nights, unfortunately I messed up Thursday night and set the team back in the feature. I'm thankful the LMR guys were able to make repairs and get me back out on track to rebound."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action on Friday, March 17 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: The Dirt Track at LVMS DATE: March 9, 2017 QUALIFYING GROUP 2: 2nd HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: 1st DASH FINISH: 1st STARTING POSITION: 1st FEATURE FINISH: 9th

TRACK: The Dirt Track at LVMS DATE: March 10, 2017 QUALIFYING GROUP 2: 7th HEAT RACE: 4th DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A STARTING POSITION: 14th FEATURE FINISH: 5th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 8 WINS: 0 TOP-FIVES: 1 TOP-10s: 5 SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing Twitter: @LarsonMarks Instagram: @LarsonMarks

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (March 13, 2017) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is pleased to announce that long-time sponsor partner Lane Automotive and new sponsor partner MSD Ignition have joined together as the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Fast Master Award sponsors in 2017.

When Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP decided to pay heat races winners last season, Lane Automotive jumped right in as a heat race sponsor. Now, with SOD’s 2017 race programs to include qualifying at most races, Lane Automotive and MSD Ignition have teamed up to sponsor the Fast Master Award that will award cash to each heat group fast qualifier.

Founded in 1964 by George Lane, Lane Automotive has become a speed equipment industry phenomenon, and is now comprised of four separate divisions including Motor State Distributing, Allstar Performance, Lane Collectables, and the Lane Automotive Showroom. Known the world over as a premier supplier of performance parts and accessories for racers, hot rodders, truck and off-road enthusiasts, the company serves customers around the world from its ultra-modern 275,000-square-foot distribution center and office complex located in Watervliet, Michigan. Visit http://laneautomotive.com/ to learn all about Lane Automotive.

MSD was founded in 1970 and is one of the most recognized industry names in ignition system products, EFI products and high performance parts. The company designs, develops, tests and assembles its entire line of ignition boxes, crank triggers, distributors, EFI systems, transmission controllers, spark plugs, coils, spark plug wires, and other performance parts from its headquarters in El Paso, Texas, where it encompasses over 150,000 square feet and employees over 400 employees. Meet SOD’s newest sponsor partner at www.msdperformance.com.

The Allstar Performance division of Lane Automotive is also returning as an Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP sponsor partner in 2017. Allstar will award the second place finisher in the Engler Machine and Tool heat race a $100 product certificate.

Allstar Performance is dedicated to making race car or hot rod construction quicker, easier and less expensive. The Allstar Performance line of hot rod hardware has its own colorful catalog. The Allstar line is an outstanding collection of parts and accessories designed to work well and save the car builder money. Many popular Allstar parts are "one-off" designs, not to be found anywhere else that are capably manufactured by skilled craftsmen, many of whom are racers themselves. Visit Allstar at http://www.allstarperformance.com/.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products, and XYZ Machining. In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Clauson-Marshall Racing Poised to Chase Down USAC Midget Crown

Lonnie Wheatley, NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (March 13, 2017) – The race cars are prepped and ready to hit the track. And so are the three drivers as Clauson-Marshall Racing is set to pursue the 2017 USAC National Midget championship.

The potent three-car team features Tyler Courtney, Shane Golobic and Justin Grant, each of whom goes after a first USAC National title. Courtney and Grant both picked off preliminary feature wins at this January’s Chili Bowl Nationals with all three finishing among the top 15 in the championship finale.

The title pursuit begins with the Second Annual Shamrock Classic at Du Quoin’s Southern Illinois Center on Saturday night, March 18.

“I am really proud of the lineup we have assembled for our inaugural season,” team co-owner Tim Clauson commented. “While our original plan was to run a two-car team for the championship with Tyler and Shane, the opportunity to add Justin was one we just couldn’t pass up.”

Clauson goes on to say, “All three of the drivers have won in our cars, and now to have a team that will allow them the chance to compete for a championship is very exciting. All three drivers are professional race car drivers and the type of people we want our development drivers to look up to.”

Courtney is no stranger to the team, having worked with the Clauson’s in the past to earn his first shot at Midget racing several years ago. Familiar with the team’s approach, Courtney was a natural fit for the CMR team aboard the Driven2SaveLives No. 7bc.

“I’m really excited for this season and to contend for my first national midget championship,” Courtney comments. “We have a solid group of guys with a lot of momentum on our side from the winter season that hopefully transfers into this season. It’s gonna be a great year with two really good teammates and one really solid team.”

A winner of both Sprint Car and Midget races under the tutelage of Tim Clauson and last year’s Inaugural Shamrock Classic in a car prepared by Clauson and Tyler Ransbottom, Fremont, California’s Shane Golobic will take the wheel of the Matt Wood Racing/Clauson-Marshall Racing Elk Grove Ford No. 17w.

“I am excited and thankful for a full season behind the wheel of the Matt Wood Racing/Clauson Marshall 17w,” Golobic says. “I enjoy racing with Matt, Tim, Tyler, and the rest of the CMR team and I have no doubt that we will be very successful in 2017.”

The partnership with Matt Wood Racing carries over from the Chili Bowl. "To me, this team should be called ‘We loved Bryan Racing’,” Wood states. “I've never met a person that impacted my life the way Bryan did.

“I'm honored to have an opportunity to represent Bryan and be affiliated with the Driven2SaveLives campaign,” Wood continues. “This USAC midget season will be the best ever. It's no secret that the road to the USAC Midget championship goes through Keith Kunz Racing. With this lineup of drivers and the talent of Tim Clauson, I predict next year it goes thru CMR/MWR".

Filling out the potent Clauson-Marshall Racing USAC Midget stable is Justin Grant, a California native like Golobic who led the CMR team at the Chili Bowl with a fifth-place finish in the finale. Grant will wheel the CMR No. 39bc.

“The addition of a driver like Justin, whose passion for the sport is second to none and who really came through for us at this year’s Chili Bowl, was really an opportunity we had to make happen,” Tim Clauson explains. “I know how hard Justin has worked and sacrificed to earn his opportunities over the years. To be in a position to reward that hard work and passion is really what this team is all about.”

Grant is ready for the opportunity to pursue the USAC Midget crown. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to compete for the 2017 USAC National Midget championship with the Clauson-Marshall Racing team,” Grant says. “Between Tim Clauson’s dedication and knowledge and the Marshalls’ commitment to this team and our sport as a whole, I couldn’t ask for better people to work with.

“Having a seat in the 39BC Midget will provide me not only a chance to race for wins and a championship title, but also an opportunity to learn from a great team and talented teammates both on and off the race track,” Grant says. “Clauson-Marshall Racing is highly professional, as well as very family oriented and I am honored to be a part of it as we chase wins, a championship and hope to honor Bryan’s memory.”

Richard Marshall is eager to see the CMR team take to the track in 2017.

“After seeing the teamwork displayed by these guys at this year’s Chili Bowl, I could not be more excited to keep it going for the 2017 USAC championship campaign,” Marshall says. “These three drivers are winners on and off the track. They carry themselves in a way that would make Bryan proud and consequently will be great mentors for Clauson-Marshall Development drivers. I can’t wait to get to the track!”

It all begins Saturday night in Du Quoin before the 27-race slate of events resumes in April with the Kokomo Grand Prix.

For additional information regarding Clauson-Marshall Racing, be sure to check http://www.clausonmarshallracing.com/.

 

 

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway

The inaugural World of Outlaws event at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway occurred in September of 2003 when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser scored victory over Tim Shaffer and Jason Meyers. The 2017 season marks the 14th overall year that the “Greatest Show on Dirt” will invade the one-third mile clay oval.

This weekend’s event features both the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprint Car Series each night. If you’re a fan of Sprint Car racing this is the weekend for you!

Past World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series winners at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway

2016- David Gravel on March 12
2015- Tim Kaeding on March 13, Rico Abreu on March 14
2014- Daryn Pittman on March 14, Rico Abreu on March 15
2013- Tim Kaeding on March 15, Craig Dollansky on March 16
2012 - Tim Kaeding on March 16
2011 - Joey Saldana on March 19
2010 - Jason Meyers on March 5, Joey Saldana on March 6
2009 - Randy Hannagan on March 20, Joey Saldana on March 21
2008 - Jac Haudenschild on Oct. 18
2007 - Joey Saldana on Feb. 23, Tim Kaeding on Feb. 24, Donny Schatz on Oct. 13
2005 - Tim Shaffer on Feb. 25, Donny Schatz on October 14, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 15
2004 - Erin Crocker on October 29, Terry McCarl on October 30
2003 - Steve Kinser on September 3

To purchase your tickets for the March 17 and 18 double header contact the Thunderbowl Raceway box office at (559) 688-0909. Tickets will be available at the track for purchase beginning at 1pm each day with will call also opening at that time. The front gate will open at 4pm both nights and racing is scheduled to fire-off around 7pm.

All seating is reserved during the weekend with grandstand tickets $45 on Friday and $50 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $40 on Friday and $45 on Saturday. Kids 6-12 are half price and 5 and under are free. A seating chart, as well as hotel info is available online at www.thunderbowlraceway.com

Following this weekend Thunderbowl Raceway will go to dark until Saturday April 8 when the USAC/CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Cars make their return to Tulare, along with the USAC Western Midgets, Western RaceSaver Sprints and IMCA Stocks.

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is also available at the fairgrounds located off turns three and four. #TachiPalace

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Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway 2017 Schedule

March 17: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and USAC West Coast 360 Sprints
March 18: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, USAC West Coast 360 Sprints and IMCA Sport Mods

April 8: USAC/ CRA Wingless 410 Sprint Car Series, USAC Western Midgets, Western RaceSaver Sprints and IMCA Stocks

April 21: Fourth annual Peter Murphy Classic- Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards and Western RaceSaver Sprints
April 22: Fourth annual Peter Murphy Classic- King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series presented by NARC and USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars

May 20: JD Heiskel & Co. presents Chris & Brian Faria Memorial- King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series presented by NARC, USAC West Coast 360 Sprints and Western RaceSaver Sprints

June 10: King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series presented by NARC, Western RaceSaver Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods and Hobby Stocks

July 22: Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, Western RaceSaver Sprints and IMCA Modifieds

October 6: Dirt Nationals- IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and Mini Stocks
October 7: Dirt Nationals- IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks and Mini Stocks

October 19: 24th annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup - Winged 360 Sprint Cars
October 20: 24th annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup - Winged 360 Sprint Cars
October 21: 24th annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup - Winged 360 Sprint Cars

 

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES PRESS RELEASE
"Badger announces sixteen races for Micros"

Sun Prairie, Wis., March 13---Officials of the Badger Midget Auto Racing Association (BMARA), have released a sixteen-race schedule for the 2017 Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass. It will be the seventh year of sanctioning 600 Micro Sprint racing. In January the group announced an eighteen race schedule for the Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Series.
The Plymouth (Wis.) Dirt Track, hosts ten Saturday Night events including the season opener on April 29 and the season finale on Sept. 9. Four Angell Park Speedway events will be held in conjunction with the Badger Midgets starting with the May 28 event. The series will also visit the Lafayette County Fairgrounds on June 2 and July 28.

2016 Schedule
Sat. April 29 Plymouth (Wis.) Dirt Track
Sat. May 13 Plymouth Dirt Track
Sat. May 27 Plymouth Dirt Track
Sat. May 28 Angell Park Speedway (Sun Prairie, Wis.)*
Fri. June 2 Lafayette County Fairgrounds (Darlington, Wis.)
Sat. June 10 Plymouth Dirt Track
Sat. June 24 Plymouth Dirt Track
Sun. July 2 Angell Park Speedway*
Sat. July 8 Plymouth Dirt Track
Sat. July 22 Plymouth Dirt Track
Fri. July 28 Lafayette County Fairgrounds
Sun. July 30 Angell Park Speedway*
Sat. Aug. 5 Plymouth Dirt Track
Sat. Aug. 19 Plymouth Dirt Track
Sun. Sept.3 Angell Park Speedway*
Sat. Sept. 9 Plymouth Dirt Track
*run with Badger Midget Series

 

 

Nebraska 360 Sprints

A reminder Dues for 2017 racing season is due by March 31 It is 100.00 per car, after March 31 It will be 150.00!

Registration for the Bugeater Bash @ I-80 April 7th and 8th is now open @
http://i-80speedway.com/i80/team-info/driver-pre-entry/bug-eater-bash-registration/
Remember pill draws went two 20 dollars a night for teching services

Also our schedule has changed a couple dates and added one race we now have 23 scheduled races!

the purse for the Bug eater bash will be as follows:
2nd day 1st day
NE 360 NE 360
(S) (F)
2500 1200 Plus ESI Podium Challenge 300.00
1500 800 Plus Speedway Motors Hard Charger
1000 600 of 200.00
800 500 These are both nights!
700 450
650 430
625 420
600 400
575 390
550 380
525 370
500 360
450 350
400 350
400 350
400 350
400 350
400 350
400 350
400 350

 

PLANS ALREADY UNDERWAY FOR NEXT YEAR. . . . . . MARCH 4TH THRU MARCH 10TH, 2018;

STANDING ROOM ONLY CROWD HONORING OPEN WHEEL RACING AT FLEMINGTON BRINGS THE RECORD BREAKING QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT TO A FABULOUS FINISH

The Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show completed its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall over the weekend and the event staff never skipped a beat with great shows and great crowds each night and interviews with a host of legendary racers that whisked us back to the "Golden Era" of the sport.

The event was all brought to a blazing finish late Saturday afternoon headlined by the of all open wheel racing that took place at the famed square speedway in Flemington, New Jersey. The Saturday event was sponsored by Premio Foods and Enterprise Car Sales. Premio Foods, which sponsors the efforts of Willie Osmun and Steve Davis at the New Egypt Speedway, brought out their Sausage Wagon and offered samplings of their fine products throughout the final day at the show along with many handouts to the fans in the Mall. Please check out out their fine product line at: www.premiofoods.com. Check out Enterprise Car Sales by phone at: 484-661-4507 or at: www.enterprisecarsales.com

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes staff would like to thank all of the racing fans, drivers, sponsors and vendors for their support, dedication and patience in making the show not only a great success but a record breaking event as well as the 162 entries for the event broke the old record of 141 set back in 2011. Quaker Steak & Lube was the headline sponsor for the event and amazing associate sponsorship was provided through IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Enterprise Car Sales, Premio Foods, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Martocci's Automotive, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Alex's Tire/Breidinger's Speed Shop, R&F International Muffler & Brake, Jeff's Automotive, Murante Auto Repair, Persa Auto Repair, Searock Fabrication & Speed, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Carls Auto Repair. Dean Autosports, Huston Automotive, Chrin Automotive and Ralph's Radiator. Nightly interviews and 162 race cars provided the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular 2017 racing seasons begins. Mike Vecchio from the Mud Boss racing series, brought along twelve of his scaled racers and put on exhibitions throughout the day.

With the eclectic Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurants the lead sponsor of the event, the excitement and the pulse for the week long show was at full tilt with each day as the diverse schedule of the week long show offered a bit of everything to all racing fans. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak & Lube annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak & Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting. Request a table underneath the Bob Pickell number 300 Modified for an additional racing experience.

Emcees Ed and Steve Pados, Bobby Stull, Justin Beltrame and Alex Greenzweig worked overtime throughout the week to keep the shows rolling along each day and evening. Nick Graff from Quaker Steak & Lube was on hand to share his thoughts regarding the sponsorship from Quaker Steak & Lube with the show and brought along some special discount coupons for the fans to receive a discount for dining at the establishment. IRCO Vice President Greg Collins thanked the local racing community for their continuous support of the event and talked of the various offerings from the IRCO group and pointed out the IRCO commitment to the show since the show first began in 2008. Sue Gerhardt from St John's Angels was on hand to thank the crowd for their support of their Relay for Life Team set to do battle on May 20th at Maloney Field in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

The show played to a full house in interview fashion to allow the fans to connect with their favorite drivers they cheered for when they dominated the local speedway scene. The legendary Modified stars and racing personalities on hand for the tribute to open wheel racing included Ken Brenn Jr, Ken Brenn Sr, Bing Metz, Ace Lane Jr, Stan Ploski, Leigh Earnshaw, Bobby Cicconi, Mares Stellfox, Billy Courtwright, Bill Case, Nick Colluci, Ron Clark, Ron Lauer, Paul Weisel, Gary Mondschein, Jimmy Maguire, Ed Lee Wylie, Wayne Rice, Jim Whitman, Keith Makja and Rick Shive. Current open wheel driving talent Johnny Heydenreich came in from Indianapolis to take part in the show. Mark Harrington, Dennis Tretter and Sandy Bate offered up remarks of how the open wheel themed show came together. Pete Telesco Sr was on hand with his Premio Foods group.

The great fan base of racing came out to the Mall event and were transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Friends of Nazareth and Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos and Archie Myers/Harmony had their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks were open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing to possibly find a picture or two they wanted to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information regarding Dirt Track Heroes is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or contacting Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or at: steveswp@ptd.net

Event Organizers Bob & Donna Miller are already in the planning stages for the 2018 edition of the Dirt Track Heroes with the dates selected as March 4th through the 10th in 2018. More show information will be announced shortly. Special thanks to Quaker Steak & Lube, Enterprise Car Sales, IRCO and all of the associate sponsors for their outstanding support. Watch for Quaker Steak & Lube at the Thunder on the Hill events at the Grandview Speedway as well as the Jersey RUSH at the New Egypt Speedway.

History, Memories and Great Fun, We Covered It All

 

 

Molly Beats The Rain At The Bool

Quick Results:

Darren Mollenoyux’s recent impressive run of form continued tonight at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool when he led home an equally impressive Jack Lee and Robbie Farr.

With the A-main initially being delayed by an untimely shower of rain, the field performed extremely well to beat most of the rain and allow the 30-lap feature event to be completed in its entirety.

The only casualties of the A-Main were Jamie Veal who made strong contact with the turn two wall while trying to create a high groove through turns one and two and David Murcott who made contact with Jordyn Brazier as the field slowed under the caution lights of the Veal incident.

Earlier in the night the popular heat group qualifying was conducted with some blistering fast lap times recorded on a surface that had experienced heavy overnight rain.

The four quick timers from the respective heat groups were Robbie Farr (10.084 seconds), Jamie Veal (10.145), Jack Lee (10.136) and Sam Walsh (10.051).

The heat race wins quite predictably went the way of Farr, Veal and Lee before Brett Milburn took the win ahead of Dennis Jones and Walsh in the fourth heat of the night.

With a full inversion and lane swap for the second round, the winners were David McKay, Phil Lock, Peter Doukas and Rusty Hickman.

The C-Main saw Ian Loudoun, Glen Sutherland, Lisa Walker and Jordyn Charge earn the right to tack onto the tail of the last chance B-Main by virtue of filling the top four on-track positions.

The B-Main was taken out by a high line running Jordyn Brazier who ran down and passed David Murcott for the win, with Brazier and Murcott being joined in the A-Main by Rusty Hickman, David McKay, Glen Sutherland and Corey McCullagh.

The final A-main result was Mollenoyux winning from Lee and Farr while Tim Rankin and the super impressive Brayden Parr rounded out the top five.

They were followed by Chad Ely who was impressive at the wheel of the Jamie Stark S72 entry, Shaun Dobson, Sam Walsh and Dennis Jones while Brett Milburn rounded out the top ten.

Also completing the 30 lap journey was Rusty Hickman, Brock Hallett, Glen Sutherland and David McKay while the three retirees were Jordyn Brazier, Veal and Murcott.

In the Legend Cars Hayden Pascoe became the inaugural Legend car feature race winner at Sungold Stadium when he led home Glen Philpot and Graham Keats.

Heat race wins went the way of Pascoe (Heat 1), Liam Heaton (Heat 2) and Glen Mitchell (Heat 3).

Current Australian Champion Kevin Britten took out the 20 lap V8 Dirt Modified Feature Event, when he proved to be too strong in a tough battle with the V4 entry of Paul Tindal, with Tindal eventually succumbing to front end damage.

Britten would eventually lead home Daryl Hickson (V92) and the Q85 of Lee McKinnell to take home the silverware.

The next event at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Saturday March 25, 2017 featuring the Grand Final of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series as well as a round of the Wingless Sprint Super Series.

 

 

Brent Marks finishes 12th to close out Vegas doubleheader with World of Outlaws

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

LAS VEGAS, NV (March 12, 2017) - The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks cashed out in Las Vegas with two main event starts during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition, finishing as high as 12th in the running order amongst a field of 40-plus World of Outlaws competitors. The Dirt Track at Las Vegas invasion, taking shape on Thursday and Friday, March 9-10, with two, full, $15,000-to-win programs, is the only Nevada appearance for the World of Outlaws in 2017; just a small portion of the west coast tour that sits ahead.

Marks, a Rookie of the Year contender in 2017 with the Greatest Show On Dirt, earned his 12th place finish on Friday, March 10, after starting 21st on the feature grid, recovering after an early race spin. Unfortunately, Marks had to earn his main event starting position the hard way and enter the Last Chance Showdown, ultimately winning the 12-lap consolation program. Marks’ Last Chance Showdown appearance was the result of a seventh place heat race finish.

“I think we had the potential to finish even higher than where we did, but mistakes happen,” Brent Marks explained. “Lucky for us, we were able to recover and climb back through the field. I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and dedication. This entire experience is new to all of us, but that doesn’t keep us from staying motivated and working toward finishing up front. We have a busy few weeks ahead. We’re ready for it.”

The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native launched his Las Vegas vacation with a 13th place finish during main event competition on Thursday, March 9. The pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/ No.19 automatically qualified for feature action after finishing fifth during his respective heat race.

Brent Marks will continue his 2017 World of Outlaws campaign on Friday and Saturday, March 17-18, with two, full nights of competition at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. The “Myerstown Missile” will enter action currently 13th in the World of Outlaws championship point standings, earning one top-ten finish thus far this season.

To view the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, visit the Greatest Show On Dirt live on the Web at www.woosprint.com.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017 Wins: N/A

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including - Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels - VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA

 

 

Inaugural POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints Season Opener

Indianapolis, IN – Saturday, April 1 will kick off the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints season with the inaugural race at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois. The much anticipated race will pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start.

Twelve races make up the 2017 POWRi WAR East schedule which will award the top five in points at the end of the season with a point fund listed below.

WAR East Point Fund: 1. $1,000 2. $750 3. $500 4. $400 5. $300

POWRi intends to increase exposure for non-wing sprint cars throughout the state of Illinois and beyond. This WAR East schedule and point fund is just a starting block, and the POWRi team will constantly look to build upon that.

“Being a racer myself, I believe the point fund being posted before the season takes off is important for our members,” said League Director Casey Shuman, “We’re excited to bring a non-wing sprint car series to Illinois. POWRi and Lucas Oil jumping on board this year has made it possible, and we’re honored to represent them.”

The official POWRi WAR Rules & Race Procedure has been posted under the “RULES AND DRIVER INFO” tab at POWRi.com. All competitors are encouraged to review the document as some revisions have been made. WAR and WAR East will follow the same rules and race procedure.

For further information, Like/Follow POWRi WAR Sprints on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

www.Facebook.com/WARSprints www.Twitter.com/WARSprints www.Instagram.com/WARSprints

 

 

PLANS ALREADY UNDERWAY FOR NEXT YEAR. . . . . . MARCH 4TH THRU MARCH 10TH, 2018; STANDING ROOM ONLY CROWD HONORING OPEN WHEEL RACING AT FLEMINGTON BRINGS THE RECORD BREAKING QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES EVENT TO A FABULOUS FINISH

The Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show completed its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall over the weekend and the event staff never skipped a beat with great shows and great crowds each night and interviews with a host of legendary racers that whisked us back to the "Golden Era" of the sport. The event was all brought to a blazing finish late Saturday afternoon headlined by the of all open wheel racing that took place at the famed square speedway in Flemington, New Jersey. The Saturday event was sponsored by Premio Foods and Enterprise Car Sales. Premio Foods, which sponsors the efforts of Willie Osmun and Steve Davis at the New Egypt Speedway, brought out their Sausage Wagon and offered samplings of their fine products throughout the final day at the show along with many handouts to the fans in the Mall. Please check out out their fine product line at: www.premiofoods.com. Check out Enterprise Car Sales by phone at: 484-661-4507 or at: www.enterprisecarsales.com

The Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes staff would like to thank all of the racing fans, drivers, sponsors and vendors for their support, dedication and patience in making the show not only a great success but a record breaking event as well as the 162 entries for the event broke the old record of 141 set back in 2011. Quaker Steak & Lube was the headline sponsor for the event and amazing associate sponsorship was provided through IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Enterprise Car Sales, Premio Foods, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Martocci's Automotive, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Alex's Tire/Breidinger's Speed Shop, R&F International Muffler & Brake, Jeff's Automotive, Murante Auto Repair, Persa Auto Repair, Searock Fabrication & Speed, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Carls Auto Repair. Dean Autosports, Huston Automotive, Chrin Automotive and Ralph's Radiator. Nightly interviews and 162 race cars provided the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular 2017 racing seasons begins. Mike Vecchio from the Mud Boss racing series, brought along twelve of his scaled racers and put on exhibitions throughout the day.

With the eclectic Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurants the lead sponsor of the event, the excitement and the pulse for the week long show was at full tilt with each day as the diverse schedule of the week long show offered a bit of everything to all racing fans. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak & Lube annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908-454-2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak & Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting. Request a table underneath the Bob Pickell number 300 Modified for an additional racing experience.

Emcees Ed and Steve Pados, Bobby Stull, Justin Beltrame and Alex Greenzweig worked overtime throughout the week to keep the shows rolling along each day and evening. Nick Graff from Quaker Steak & Lube was on hand to share his thoughts regarding the sponsorship from Quaker Steak & Lube with the show and brought along some special discount coupons for the fans to receive a discount for dining at the establishment. IRCO Vice President Greg Collins thanked the local racing community for their continuous support of the event and talked of the various offerings from the IRCO group and pointed out the IRCO commitment to the show since the show first began in 2008. Sue Gerhardt from St John's Angels was on hand to thank the crowd for their support of their Relay for Life Team set to do battle on May 20th at Maloney Field in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

The show played to a full house in interview fashion to allow the fans to connect with their favorite drivers they cheered for when they dominated the local speedway scene. The legendary Modified stars and racing personalities on hand for the tribute to open wheel racing included Ken Brenn Jr, Ken Brenn Sr, Bing Metz, Ace Lane Jr, Stan Ploski, Leigh Earnshaw, Bobby Cicconi, Mares Stellfox, Billy Courtwright, Bill Case, Nick Colluci, Ron Clark, Ron Lauer, Paul Weisel, Gary Mondschein, Jimmy Maguire, Ed Lee Wylie, Wayne Rice, Jim Whitman, Keith Makja and Rick Shive. Current open wheel driving talent Johnny Heydenreich came in from Indianapolis to take part in the show. Mark Harrington, Dennis Tretter and Sandy Bate offered up remarks of how the open wheel themed show came together. Pete Telesco Sr was on hand with his Premio Foods group.

The great fan base of racing came out to the Mall event and were transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Friends of Nazareth and Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos and Archie Myers/Harmony had their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks were open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing to possibly find a picture or two they wanted to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information regarding Dirt Track Heroes is available by calling: 443-513-4456 or contacting Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or at: steveswp@ptd.net

Event Organizers Bob & Donna Miller are already in the planning stages for the 2018 edition of the Dirt Track Heroes with the dates selected as March 4th through the 10th in 2018. More show information will be announced shortly. Special thanks to Quaker Steak & Lube, Enterprise Car Sales, IRCO and all of the associate sponsors for their outstanding support. Watch for Quaker Steak & Lube at the Thunder on the Hill events at the Grandview Speedway as well as the Jersey RUSH at the New Egypt Speedway.

History, Memories and Great Fun, We Covered It All

 

 

Official Payout for NCRA Sprint $15k to Win at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – March 10, 2017 - Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products and 81 Speedway have released the official payout for the three-day, seventh annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” featuring the season-opener for the 360-ci sprint car division.

This huge event is set to take place on Thursday – Saturday night, March 23-25, 2017 with Saturday night’s championship feature finale paying a series best $15,000 to win.

The largest purse event in series history will kick off on Thursday night, March 23, with a special time trial session to kick off the evening with quick time receiving $500. This will then be followed by a special practice session before the night comes to a close at 10:00 PM. The special time trial session has no bearing on Friday and Saturday night’s events. Friday night will see drivers draw for heat race, last chance and feature with the winner taking home $1500. Championship Saturday night will see drivers once again compete in heat race, last chance and the championship feature with the winner taking home $15,000 while drivers just starting the twenty-two-car championship feature earning $1000. All non-qualifiers will earn $200.

Below is the official payout for the seventh annual “Park City Cup/ Air Capital Shootout:

Thursday night, March 23, 2017:

Practice night and special time trial session (optional) with $10 entry

Quick time: $500

Second quick: $250

Third quick: $150

Fourth quick: $100

*Note – Time trials have NO bearing on qualifying for either Friday or Saturday night.

Friday night, March 24, 2017:

Heat races, last chance features and feature finale, entry fee $25

A Feature: 1) $1500, 2) $1,100, 3) $800, 4) $700, 5) $600, 6) $450, 7) $400, 8) $350, 9) $300, 10) $275, 11-24) $250

Saturday night, March 25, 2017:

Heat races, consolations and championship feature

A Feature: 1) $15,000, 2) $7000, 3) $4000, 4) $3000, 5) $2000, 6) $1500, 7) $1400, 8) $1300, 9) $1200, 10) $1100, 11-22) $1000 *Any car competing on Saturday night only will start no better than eleventh

Non-qualifiers: $200 per car

NCRA or ASCS rules will be utilized for this huge event and any questions pertaining to this or any other NCRA sprint car event, please call (316) 755-1781; check out the series official website www.racencra.com or their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

 

 

GAERTE ENGINES NOW OWNED BY TOPP PERFORMANCE RACE PARTS

Rochester, IN – TOPP Performance Race Parts is thrilled to announce the acquisition of engine powerhouse Gaerte Engines. TOPP Performance Race Parts, under the leadership of Mr. Kevin Birchmeier, is now the sole owner of Gaerte Engines, which was previously owned by Joe and Brenda Gaerte. The change of ownership effective date is March 8, 2017.

The services, quality and the products will be sold in the same way, sustaining the reputation that Gaerte has built over the past 48 years. The Gaerte name will continue to be a part of the TOPP Performance Race Parts business, having Gaerte Engines sold as an exclusive line by TOPP Performance Race Parts.

“We are so blessed for the opportunity to welcome the Gaerte Engine name into our business,” said Kevin Birchmeier, owner of TOPP Performance Race Parts. “We are really looking forward to the great opportunities that lie ahead with both businesses coming together as one,” Birchmeier also added.

“We are excited for the opportunity to continue manufacturing and producing quality racing engines,” said Joe Gaerte, former owner of Gaerte Engines. He continued, “We are ready to grow and expand our products and services to the racing community.”

Mr. Kevin Birchmeier is a well-known and successful business owner in Rochester, Indiana. He is President and CEO of TOPP Industries, TOPP Motorsports and TOPP Performance Race Parts. TOPP Performance Race Parts was established in 2016 and started as a small track trailer business at Plymouth Speedway. After the success of the track trailer and growing demand, the business decided to expand its product offerings and has aligned with some of the largest names in the racing industry with the goal of providing TOPP of the line products in quality, performance and customer service.

“Bringing the Gaerte Engine name into our TOPP Performance Race Parts brand truly magnifies the opportunities that we can offer for our customers. There are big things to come from us,” said Birchmeier.

About TOPP Performance Race Parts

Established in 2016, TOPP Performance Race Parts, Inc. provides a wide selection and inventory of products from the most trusted names in the business. Whether its dirt, asphalt or the road – TOPP Performance Race Parts has everything you need.

 

 

Motor City Racing Promotions Joins Engine Pro SOD Presented by ARP Again for 2017

Rochester Hills, MI (March 10, 2017) - Motor City Racing Promotions (MCRP), based in Rochester Hills, Michigan, continues to expand its’ reach throughout the Great Lakes region of the United States. MCRP provided motorsports officiating services for the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP, teaming up with long-time SOD event manager Pat Holzinger and chief pit official Roger Holzinger in 2016, and that won’t change for the upcoming 2017 campaign.

New for the 2017 season between MCRP and SOD will be the expansion of the Media Relations Department headed by MCRP’s Chief Communications Coordinator, Matt Prieur, beginning with the second and third races of the upcoming season on Friday, May 19th at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan, for the first King Engine Bearings King of Michigan race. Then on Saturday, May 20th at Baer Field Motorsports Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge Race #1. The Columbus, Ohio, resident will oversee aspects of Media Relations while also serving as the new Voice of SOD for over half of the scheduled events in 2017.

“We’ve worked diligently over the off season, continuing to improve upon our officiating program for SOD and we are very excited to announce this media relations expansion project” stated MCRP President, Scott Menlen. “Some of our primary goals with this project are to enhance the fan experience at SOD events and increase the amount of social media coverage of the events benefitting fans both at the event and those who cannot attend” Menlen added.

"Looking forward to working with SOD as well as all of the great teams within the SOD organization.” added Prieur, “I remember as a kid watching John (Naida) race his #9 at Auto City (Speedway in Clio, Michigan), back when it was dirt (track was paved in May 1986) and became a huge fan. Now I get to work side by side with him for most of the shows in 2017. Really excited and can't wait for May 19-20th to get here.”

The 2017 season for SOD begins on Saturday, April 29th at Crystal Motor Speedway in Crystal, Michigan. For more information about the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP, please visit: www.sprintsondirt.com. You can also follow the series on Facebook at: facebook.com/sprintsondirt . For Twitter, head over to: @SprintsOnDirt . To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.

MCRP also provides motorsports officiating services for the American Ethanol Late Model Tour, American Ethanol Modified Tour presented by Allstar Performance and the flagship series, the Midwest Indoor Racing Series, To learn more about Motor City Racing Promotions, go to the MCRP website at: www.motorcityracing.co or the Facebook Fan Page for MCRP at: facebook.com/motorcityracingpromotions. You can also follow MCRP on Twitter at: @MCRP_Racing

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive and MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products, and XYZ Machining. In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Seals-It, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

2017 URSS Myers Racing Engines National Tour Preview

The United Rebel Sprint Series will begin its Twelfth Season of 305 Sprint Car Racing featuring events in the four states, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado in 2017. The 2017 Myers Racing Engines National tour will feature fourteen stops in all four states and will bring racers from several Regional Sanctioning bodies together under the IMCA Racesaver banner for the second season.

The National points season kicks off April 1st with the second appearance at Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Oklahoma. This race is the first of two co-sanctioned with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma. Last years event was a barn burner as the feature went green all twenty five laps with Andy Shouse and Luke Cranston battling it out lap after lap with 2016 National Champion Luke Cranston taking the win. The April 1st race features a $1,000.00 to win $250.00 to start purse.

May 13th the URSS rebels will make the first of two National event stops on May 13th at Colorado Motor Sports Park in Byers, Colorado. The 3/8’s mile oval will feature drivers for the Kansas and Colorado region duking it out for the $1,000.00 to win/ $200.00 start A Feature.

May 28th the URSS Sprint Series will make its return to C. Ray Hall’s 81 Speedway in Wichita Kansas for the Memorial Day: “Sprint Car Maynia”….NCRA Sprints, OCRS Sprints, URSS Sprints w/Sprint Series of Oklahoma sprint cars. The feature is $1,000 to win/$200 to start.

June 16th & 17th the Rebels head to Dodge City Raceway Park for the two day Steve King Memorial Race to pair up with the DCRP Sprint Cars. Friday nights preliminary nights purse is $500 to win/ $125 to start. Saturday’s “Championship Night” features the largest payout in the twelve years of the United Rebel Sprint Series history. The A Feature will pay $3,000 to win/ $600 to start look for the regions best to show up for the coveted Steve King Trophy.

Once again the URSS “Month of Money” kicks off July 3rd with a visit to the lightning fast ½ mile Belleville Speedway. This show is co-sanctioned with the Sprint Series of Nebraska and features a $1,000 to win/ $250.00 to start a feature.

July 8th the URSS Series rolls into the Lincoln County Speedway in North Platte Nebraska for a co-Sanctioned show with the Sprint Series of Nebraska. Looking to build on last year’s sold out show the Rebels will be competing for the $1,000 to win/$250 to start payday in the 25 lap feature.

July 15th & 16th the Rebels head back to Rolling Plains Motor Speedway for the “Wheatshocker Nationals” which kicks off the Ellis County Fair in Hays, Kansas. Last year Dodge City’s Brian Herbert took the title by sweeping both nights of the event and claiming the “Rocky Mountain Grill” trophy provided by S&W Supply of Hays, Kansas. Saturday’s Preliminary nights payout is $500 to win/$125 to start, with Sundays Championship night features $2,000 to win/ $200 to start. The Wheatshocker Nationals are always one of the most attended races of the season, with racers from all over the Midwest competing for the Title.

July 29th, the Rebels return to Colorado Motor Sports Park for the second National event of the 2017 season. Drivers from the Kansas and Colorado regions will once again be racing for bragging rights and the $1,000 to win/$200 to start purse.

Saturday August 5th the URSS Rebels return to the historic half mile at Belleville Kansas as part of the Belleville Midget Nationals. Drivers from across the Midwest will be in attendance to battle it out for the $2,000 to win/$300 to start purse. Last year National Champion Luke Cranston took the win in front of the sellout crowd in route to his 2016 National Championship Title.

August 19th & 20th the Rebels will return to their home in Oberlin Kansas for a two day show with Friday’s preliminary night featuring a $500 to win/$125 to start purse with Saturdays Championship night purse featuring $1,000 to win/$200 to start purse.

September 16th the URSS Rebel will once again roll into Dodge City Raceway Park for the Jerry Soderberg Memorial. This will be the Championship night as the Rebels will pair up one last time with the DCRP Sprint Cars to battle it out for the $1,000 to win/$200 to start event.

If previous years are a yardstick to measure the competition, look for the 2017 Myers Racing Engines URSS National Points Series to be a barn burner. The Midwest’s best 305 Sprint Car racers always put on a spectacular show for the fans each and every night in the stands each and every year.

For all of your URSS information you can visit www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com 24/7/365 for updated schedule, points, driver bios, race recaps and race previews. It’s all at your fingertips and you can pull it up anytime.

2017 URSS TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

APRIL 1st Longdale Speedway, Longdale OK (NAT W/SSO)

APRIL 22nd Colorado Motor Sports Park, Byers, CO

APRIL 29th RPM Speedway, Hays KS

MAY 13TH Colorado Motor Sports Park, Byers, CO (NAT)

MAY 20TH Thomas Co. Raceway, Colby KS

MAY 28TH 81 Speedway, Wichita, KS (NAT W/SSO)

JUNE 16TH Dodge City Raceway Park, Dodge City, KS (NAT)

JUNE 17TH Dodge City Raceway Park, Dodge City, KS (NAT)

JUNE 24TH Colorado Motor Sports Park, Byers, CO

JULY 3RD Belleville Highbanks, Bellville, KS (NAT W/SSN)

JULY 8TH Lincoln Co. Speedway, North Platte, NE (NAT)

JULY 9TH Lexington Raceway, Lexington NE

JULY 15TH RPM Speedway, Hays KS (NAT)

JULY 16TH RPM Speedway, Hays KS (NAT)

JULY 29TH Colorado Motor Sports Park, Byers, CO (NAT)

AUG 4TH Rush Co. Speedway, LaCrosse KS

AUG 5TH Belleville Highbanks Belleville KS (NAT)

AUG 18th Rooks Co. Speedway Stockton, KS

AUG 19TH Oberlin Speedway, Oberlin, KS (NAT) (T)

AUG 20TH Oberlin Speedway, Oberlin, KS (NAT) (T)

AUG 26TH Colorado Motor Sports Park, Byers, CO

SEPT 16TH Dodge City Raceway Park, Dodge City KS (NAT)

SEPT 23RD Colorado Motor Sports Park, Byers, CO

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports preps to fire up silver anniversary season

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) March 8, 2017 – On the heels of a solid 2016 season, the Paul Pokorski Motorsports 360 sprint car racing team is looking to make some noise as it celebrates its 25th season of competition in 2017.

Armed with a brand new 2016 Maxim last year, the team endured plenty of trial and error in learning the subtle nuances of an unfamiliar car.

In 21 Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) 360 sprint car events last year, Pokorski posted five top-five finishes in A-main competition, along with 12 top-10 A-main finishes and seven heat race victories. The team also competed in four Interstate Racing Association (IRA) 410 Sprint Car Series events, highlighted by a 19th-place A-main finish at the Manitowoc Expo Speedway, the team’s home track, on July 1.

The team’s best A-main finish of the 2016 season was a second-place showing at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam on July 8th.

In addition, the Pokorski team fell just short in its quest to capture the Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car Sprint Car championship in the final season of racing at the now defunct Manitowoc Expo Speedway, eventually finishing four-points behind Brandon McMullen in the chase for the title.

“Our 2016 season was decent,” Pokorski said. “We didn't get a feature win, but we had a few strong seconds and thirds, and won some heat races. Most importantly, we got better on the dry slick tracks. Since dry slick seems to be the way race tracks are trending, that is really important.”

Just as it has done for the past 24 years, the team has spent the offseason preparing meticulously for what Pokorski hopes will be successful 25th season of action.
“This year’s approach is pretty much like each of the last 24,” Pokorski said. We have been getting everything as fresh as we can afford to, while making sure we have the spares ready to go to make any hiccups during the season easier to cope with when the schedule is tight.

“I am hoping that this year starts out consistent,” he said. “Last year, it took until about mid-season to really start clicking. That is when we found a good baseline to work from. We'll start there this year and hope to improve on it as we go.”

After coming up dry in the chase for an A-main victory last season, Pokorski has set a return to victory lane as his main goal for 2017.

“My goal as a driver is to win some races and not wreck stuff,” Pokorski said. “Above all, I have to confess that I'll be disappointed if we don't get at least one A-main win this year.”

As far as the team’s 2017 schedule is concerned, Pokorski has tentatively penciled a total of 33 races at six different tracks, including 20 races at the Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds – the home track of the Midwest Sprint Car Association.

Pokorski Motorsports is also tentatively scheduled to run a handful of Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series races, including three events at the 141 Speedway in Francis Creek and one at the Luxemburg Speedway.

“We will run 100 percent of the races with MSA, if all goes as planned,” said Pokorski, who captured the 2014 MSA Masters Series championship. “The team is also planning to run a select few IRA shows.”

Reflecting on his lengthy career in racing both EWSC Winged Super Modifieds and MSA sprint cars, Pokorski has accumulated many cherished memories.

“Where has the time gone? I don’t feel that much older,” Pokorski said. “I can remember starting out in 1993 very clearly. I certainly remember the first few career feature wins in 1996. We destroyed my first race car on opening night after preparing it all winter long. We thrashed to replace it with a new chassis we put together from scratch in two weeks. Then we proceeded to have a break out year and win the last two features of the year. The championship years of 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2014 in general terms were all memorable for their own reasons.”
Along with the team’s many highlights, which includes 44 A-main victories (35 EWSC Winged Super Modfieds and 9 MSA Sprint Car), Pokorski recalls one significant low point.

“I recall destroying my second car on the front stretch in a collision with Pete Ostrowski at Plymouth, in I think it was 2001,” Pokorski said. “That still hurts when I think about it. I’m glad Pete and I both walked away from that wreck.”

Overall, Pokorski enters his 25th season thankful for the assistance he has received through the years.

“Finally, I'm just grateful to have had all the friends and family that have supported me, and continue to do so,” Pokorski said. “I couldn't do this without them.”

Pokorski Motorsports is set to open the 2017 season with a three-race weekend April 28-30. The team will begin by running with the IRA at Luxemburg Speedway on Friday, April 28, followed by the MSA opener at the Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, April 29 and another MSA event at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam on Sunday, April 30.

For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com
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2017 Pokorski Motorsports Tentative Schedule

Friday April 28 Luxemburg Speedway, Luxemburg (IRA)
Saturday April 29 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Sunday April 30 Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam
Saturday May 6 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Saturday May 13 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Saturday May 20 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Saturday May 27 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Sunday May 28 141 Speedway in Francis Creek (IRA)
Saturday June 3 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Saturday June 10 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Sunday June 11 Angel Park Speedway in Sun Prairie
Saturday June 17 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Friday June 23 Spring Valley Speedway in Unity
Saturday June 24 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Saturday July 1 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Sunday July 2 141 Speedway in Francis Creek (IRA)
Friday July 7 Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam
Saturday July 8 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Saturday July 15 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Saturday July 22 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Saturday July 29 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Sunday July 30 Angel Park Speedway in Sun Prairie
Saturday Aug. 5 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Saturday Aug. 12 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Sunday Aug. 13 Angel Park Speedway in Sun Prairie
Saturday Aug 19 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Friday, Aug. 25 Spring Valley Speedway in Unity
Saturday Aug. 26 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Sunday Aug. 27 Angel Park Speedway in Sun Prairie
Saturday Sept. 2 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Sunday, Sept. 3 141 Speedway, Francis Creek (IRA)
Saturday Sept. 9 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Saturday Sept. 16 **Rain date only for PDTR Sept. 9th date
Saturday Sept. 30 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing at Sheboygan Co. Fairgrounds
Saturday Nov. 11 MSA awards banquet

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio – Attica Raceway Park will once again reward the loyal race teams that support “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant with a great point fund and strong weekly payout.

The teams in the Hammer Pallets 410 Sprints will battle for a total point fund of $22,000 in 2017 with the champion taking home $8,000. The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model champion will pocket $5,000 with a total of $15,000 going to the top 10 in points. The champion of the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints will once again collect $3,000 with a total of $10,000 being divided up among the top 10 in points.

“Our weekly purses and season point fund are some of the best in Ohio. We are able to reward our race teams because of the tremendous support we get from our area business partners and of course the fans,” said John Bores, Attica Raceway Park Promoter.

The weekly 410 sprints will pay $3,000 to win while the late models will pay $1,200 to win and the 305 sprints will pay $750 to win. Attica Raceway Park will hand out over $600,000 in A-main prize money in 2017.

The “mulligan” rule will once again be in affect in 2017. If a driver misses one night of competition he/she will receive 75 points one time only providing they did not compete at another race on that night.

“We understand the drivers who support Attica week in and week out also have things come up with their families, businesses and personal lives and we don’t want them to have to make a tough decision and lose out on a possible track championship,” said Rex LeJeune, Operations Director at ARP.

The complete purses and point funds can be found at www.atticaracewaypark.com under the purse tab at the top.

Attica Raceway Park kicks off the 2017 racing season on Friday, March 24 with a rain date if needed of Saturday, March 25. The 410 and 305 sprints and late models will be in action.

For a complete schedule of events and more information about Attica Raceway Park go to www.atticaracewaypark.com, follow the track on Twitter at twitter.com/atticaracewyprk and Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark.

 

 

The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing

For Immediate Release

WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CARS HEADED TO PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY APRIL 1st!

(Perris, CA, March 9, 2017) The World’s fastest dirt track sprint cars, the legendary World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, will be making its only 2017 appearance in Southern California at the famous Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday, April 1st, for the annual “SoCal Showdown.” Joining the famous World of Outlaws stars will be the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00.

The April 1st appearance will be the 18th ever for the World of Outlaws at the track locals affectionately refer to as “The PAS.” Over the years, nine different drivers have posted WoO wins at the famous Riverside County clay oval. Oolitic, Indiana’s Mark Kinser won the first five WoO races at The PAS from 1996 through 1998. However, in the subsequent 12-races since, eight different winners have graced the top step of podium. The most recent winner is Darryn Pittman. The Owasso, Oklahoma star, who drives a car owned by NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne and former California Lieutenant Governor Mike Curb, has captured two of the last five WoO main events at The PAS. The 38-year-old’s three wins rank him second on the all-time PAS/WoO win list behind Kinser.

Fargo, North Dakota’s Donnie Schatz, who drives for Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, was the leader in WoO points as the series journeyed west for a month in early March to contest races in Nevada, California and Arizona. The 39-year-old won his eighth World of Outlaws championship in 2016. Despite his eight titles and 232-lifetime WoO wins, Schatz has never won the main event at Perris. Through the first four races of the 2017 campaign, Schatz has three wins. Eunice, Louisiana’s Jason Johnson – aka “The Ragin’ Cajun’” – was the only other winner in 2017 as the series headed west.

World of Outlaws legend Donnie Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota has 232-lifetime World of Outlaw wins, but will be looking for his first Perris Auto Speedway win on April 1st. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

In addition to Pittman, Schatz and Johnson, others who will be competing on April 1st include two-time Perris winner Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, Indiana, Grass Valley, California’s Brad Sweet, David Gravel of Watertown, Connecticut, 2007 PAS winner Ian Madsen from Sydney, Australia, Jason Sides of Bartlett, Tennessee, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild and 2015 PAS winner Paul McMahon of Elk Grove, California.

As an added treat for the fans, the west coast’s premiere traditional (non-wing) sprint car series, the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, will also be competing on the night. The USAC/CRA field will be headed by five-time series champions “The Demon” Damion Gardner of Concord, California and local racer Mike Spencer of Temecula. Those two veterans will have their hands full with a bevy of young stars including Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia, who led all 30-laps at the season opening main on March 4th, Austin Williams of Yorba Linda, Brody Roa of Garden Grove and Jake Swanson of Anaheim.

Five-time USAC/CRA champions Damion Gardner of Concord and Mike Spencer of Temecula will both be in action at the “SoCal Showdown.” Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

The PAS Young Gun Sprints, for drivers 14-25-years-old with no prior sprint car experience, and Senior Sprints for driver 40 and over, will complete the exciting quadruple-header.

Fans who purchase reserved seat tickets in advance to the “SoCal Showdown” will receive a free “World of Outlaws Fan Pit Pass.” The fan pit pass will allow the spectators to get up close to the WoO’s to take photos, meet the drivers, get autographs and purchase merchandise straight from their favorite teams. Advance tickets are available 24-hours a day at the following link: http://www.woosprint.com/perris-auto-speedway or by calling at 1-844-347-8849. For those who do not wish to purchase advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on the night of the race.

The complete 2017 Perris Auto Speedway schedule is at the end of this release.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Ayers Hotel and Spa, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Green Sheet, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K&N Engineering, Luke’s Transmission, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News, Vista Paint and Weedmaps.

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 web site LoudPedal Productions

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (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.

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

 

 

Reutzel Ready to Roll the Dice in Vegas

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (March 9, 2017) – Early season action for Aaron Reutzel continues with another pair of nights of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car action at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Thursday and Friday.

It will be one more weekend of 410-ci competition for the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team before kicking off the pursuit of a second Lucas Oil ASCS National championship at next weekend’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway “Spring Nationals” near Dallas, TX.

Reutzel races into Las Vegas on the strength of an impressive charge through the field at Kilgore, Texas’ Lonestar Speedway last Friday night that came to a premature end when caught up in a jumbled restart melee.

“At least we were fast and going forward,” Reutzel said of the Lonestar outing aboard Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry. “It gives us good momentum going into Vegas.

Credited with an official finish of 20th after rallying from 16th to eighth at Lonestar, Saturday’s scheduled action at the Gator Motorplex in Willis was rained out and rescheduled for April 13.

Friday’s card at Lonestar Speedway started with Reutzel drawing an early qualifying number.

“I thought that would be to our advantage, but it didn’t work out that way,” Reutzel said. “The track kept cleaning off as qualifying progressed and it was getting faster.”

The second one out to qualify, Reutzel settled for a time that was 16th-quick among the 28 car field, putting the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited entry in the sixth starting position of the first heat race.

Reutzel raced his way into the feature with a sixth-place finish in his heat and gridded the field in 16th.

With the 35-lap feature under way, Reutzel was on the move in the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration entry, cracking the top ten by the time the race’s first caution flew at the midway point and then climbing to eighth before getting collected in a multi-car scramble on a lap 27 restart.

“The track was tricky, you had to throw sliders to make passes and it was easy to get into the wall off of two or slip off the top of four,” Reutzel said of the speedy Lonestar oval. “We had good speed, but I was making some mistakes that let people get back by and you can’t afford to do that with the Outlaw guys.”

Reutzel still made his way forward until the lap 27 restart cut his race short. “A couple of cars got together ahead of me,” Reutzel relates. “I tried to back off, but there was already somebody on me, there just wasn’t anywhere to go.”

With the Saturday card at Gator rained out, Reutzel got an early start to Las Vegas. He got his first taste of World of Outlaws action at the Vegas dirt oval last year.

“We were running about seventh or eighth the first night and hit an infield tire, then we were 14th the second night,” Reutzel recalls.

Reutzel looks to post a pair of strong runs before ASCS action fires off next weekend.

2017 Quick Stats: 15 races, 2 top-tens

Up Next: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Thursday and Friday night.

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.

 

 

Taylor Welcomes SuperClean as New Partner

Inside Line Promotions - GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (March 9, 2017) - To put it simply, Zac Taylor is aiming for championships in 2017. To help him accomplish those racing goals, SuperClean will support the sprint car and midget teams he will be piloting.

"We started talking to the folks at SuperClean during the Chili Bowl Nationals and they agreed to become a sponsor in 2017 and I couldn't be more excited," he said. "For SuperClean to come on board is a big step forward in my racing career."

The 18-year-old garnered six wins racing his family 305ci winged sprint car last season. He also campaigned Todd Henry's midget in 2016, finishing second in the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association championship standings and earning the series' Rookie of the Year Award.

"Our goal this year is to win races and championships," Taylor said. "We have our schedule laid out where we could win the track championship in the sprint car in Calhan (El Paso Raceway), in Holyoke (Phillips County Raceway), in Lamar (Lamar Speedway) and the RMMRA. We are going to race somewhere around 40 races … as many races as we can.

"Todd Henry put together a new motor for 2017 and I'm excited to go after that midget title. And, depending on funding, we may purchase a 360ci sprint car engine."

Taylor's season is tentatively scheduled to kick off on April 22 behind the wheel of the sprint car at El Paso County Raceway. His second midget event of 2017 - he competed in January at the Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla. - will be May 13 at El Paso County Raceway with the RMMRA. Taylor will also race his sprint car the same night.

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

April 22 at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., with the RaceSaver Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SuperClean

SuperClean was formed on the foundation of two core values: 1. To help people keep the things they love clean and functional. 2. To supply a powerful product that saves time and energy so people can get back to doing the things they love. SuperClean products can be used on automotive parts like engines, underbodies, small parts, wheels and more; outdoor equipment, such as tools, grills and lawn equipment; recreation vehicles, including boats, RVs, bikes, fishing rods, golf clubs and more; and indoor appliances, such as carpets, showers and tubs and even laundry. For more information, visit http://www.SuperClean.com.

"SuperClean will give us samples to hand out at the races and their products will help clean and protect our equipment," Taylor said. "I will work hard to help their business and show my appreciation for their support."

Taylor would also like to thank USA Performance Engines, H&H Resurfacing, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Race Co., USA Performance Engines and Hoosier Racing Tires for their continued support.

 

 

Bowers Excited for Return of Key Sponsors as 2017 Season Only One Month Away

Inside Line Promotions - HAM LAKE, Minn. (March 9, 2017) - The start of the 2017 season is approximately one month away for Ryan Bowers, who has lofty goals thanks to a great opportunity and strong sponsors.

"I am so excited about this season and want to thank Ozzie Motorsports and their sponsors for giving me a great ride as well as Hilltop Camper and RV, Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Farmers Insurance Jeffrey Greene Agency, Jeff Westall Outdoors, GRP Motorsports, K1 Racegear, Champion Helmets, Speedwerx, Racecoatings, Elevated Health Center and Liquid Nitro for their continued support," he said. "We have big goals this year and it wouldn't be possible to accomplish them without a great team and great sponsors."

Bowers has partnered with Ozzie Motorsports to compete with the IRA Sprint Car Series for the first time in his career. Although he only has a pair of 410ci winged sprint car starts during his career, the improvement each time he hit the track and the confidence he has in the new ride helps Bowers dream big in 2017.

"We want to earn the IRA Rookie of the Year Award and finish in the top five in the standings," he said. "Hopefully we can get off to a strong start in our season opener next month and create momentum to ride throughout the season."

The action begins on April 8 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, for the IRA Sprint Car Series season opener. It will also be Bowers' debut at the track.

"I think we are all chomping at the bit to get the season underway," he said. "It will be a new track for me and we'll be in a new situation, but I'm confident the guys at Ozzie Motorsports will give me a good car and that we will adapt to the new surroundings quickly."

UP NEXT -

April 8 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, with the IRA Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanBowers.us

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BowersMotorsports199/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hilltop Camper and RV

Hilltop Camper and RV is a third-generation family owned and operated sales, service, rental and parts business. For more than 65 years, Hilltop Camper and RV has made customer satisfaction its top priority, understanding the customers' aspirations and always evolving to match customer needs, technology and marketplace demands. For more information, visit http://www.HilltopCamper.com.

"I worked at Hilltop Camper and RV for about seven years and now my wife works there," Bowers said. "They are pretty much like family to us. It's been a great opportunity to represent their company and be part of their family."
Bowers would also like to thank Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Farmers Insurance Jeffrey Greene Agency, Jeff Westall Outdoors, GRP Motorsports, K1 Racegear, Champion Helmets, Speedwerx, Racecoatings, Elevated Health Center and Liquid Nitro for their continued support.

 

 

MyRacePass Creates Pro Platinum Package for BDS Motorsports LLC

Inside Line Promotions - LINCOLN, Neb. (March 9, 2017) - MyRacePass has launched a new MRP Pro Platinum package for sprint car team BDS Motorsports LLC.

The website - http://www.BDSMotorsportsLLC.com - has pages showcasing the team's schedule and results, news, biography, photos, videos, sponsors, marketing efforts and more.

BDS Motorsports LLC is a family owned sprint car racing team based in Newton, Iowa. It was formed in 2011 by Bryan Sundby. The team drivers are South Dakota native Justin Henderson and North Dakota female racer Andee Beierle.

After forming BDS Motorsports, Sundby spent a year away from the team in 2012 and served as crew chief for the legendary sprint car driver Sammy Swindell. In 2013, Sundby returned to his own team and in the past four seasons, BDS Motorsports has continued to grow and is currently one of the top weekly teams in the Midwest. The team recently announced it will compete with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in 2017.

UTILIZE THE POWER OF THE MYRACEPASS NETWORK -

MyRacePass (MRP), originally Driver Websites, contains much of the racing content people are looking for. Tens of thousands of drivers, more than a thousand race tracks and race series, and more than a million race fans are included in the MyRacePass network. There are communication tools, management tools and promotional tools available for anyone to use. Bottom line - they make promotion and management much easier!

WHY DO YOU NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MYRACEPASS -

There are so many aspects of running a successful race team outside of what you do on the track. It's what you do off the track that draws the attention you need to help with your team's recognition throughout the sport. A website is a very useful tool to keep your sponsors and marketing partners up to date with your racing. With our PRO website packages, you have the ability to track the impressions and clicks your sponsor logos receive while being on your website. You can use that as a tool to show your current marketing partners the benefits of being involved with your race team - solely on the website. You can also use those same tools to help generate new, long-lasting marketing partnerships. On top of that, a website is a great database for your career and with the power of your information gets spread throughout that entire fast-growing network of websites.

For more information about MyRacePass, be sure to check them out online at http://www.myracepass.com. For instant updates on products/promotions and contests, be sure to follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/myracepass and on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/myracepass .

 

 

J&J AUTO RACING TEAMS POSTS THREE WINS ON THE WEEKEND

Schatz Continues Streak, Turpen & Hagar Find Victory Lane

McKENZIE, Tenn. (March 9, 2017) – The first week of March proved to be a fruitful one for the J&J Auto Racing team as the McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer saw three drivers pick up victories in two series. Eight-time and defending World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion, Donny Schatz, made a clean sweep of the series’ return to LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on March 3, while Morgan Turpen picked up her first United Sprint Car Series (USCS) victory of the year at Hattiesburg (MS) Speedway the same evening. Derek Hagar scored the weekend’s final win at Magnolia Motor Speedway (MMS) in Columbus, MS, on March 4th to close the weekend.

Schatz’s victory saw him set quick time over the WoO field, win his heat race and the dash event en route to a 35-lap romp to the checkered flag. The win marked his third WoO win of 2017 and his sixth overall. Two-time and defending USCS National Series Champion Turpen drove to the win over Tony Stewart, who finished third, and Marshall Skinner in fourth as she claimed her 13th career series triumph at Hattiesburg Speedway.

Hagar won his heat race and drew a four-pill for the Feature event inversion at MMS to earn the pole for the start of the race. The victory was his 44th career USCS event win and his first of the 2017 season. Terry Gray followed Hagar to the line in second place and Turpen capped off her weekend with a fourth-place run. Marshall Skinner finished sixth in the event and Stewart earned a Dash event win on the night.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team wins for March 3 – 4, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES

3/3/17 Donny Schatz LoneStar Speedway/TX WoO

3/3/17 Morgan Turpen Hattiesburg Speedway/MS USCS

3/4/17 Derek Hagar Magnolia Motor Speedway/MS USCS

On February 1, J&J Auto Racing announced a Twitter contest open to both race teams competing under the brand’s banner as well as the public. For a chance to win a free J&J Auto Racing T-shirt, entrants must follow the brand on Twitter @JJ_Auto_Racing and post an appropriate racing-related image with J&J Auto Racing’s Twitter account tagged and using the hashtag #WinWithJ&J within the post.

A winner from tagged photos will be selected monthly and announced via J&J Auto Racing’s social media pages. All those submitting photos agree to allow J&J Auto Racing usage rights with photo credit. The contest will begin today, February 1, 2017, and run through December 31, 2017. Monthly winners will be selected the last day of each month and announced accordingly.

 

 

Wednesdays with Wayne – Off to a Good Start With the 410!

(Bill W) March 8, 2017 – Wayne Johnson and the Two-C Racing #2c sprint car team were poised for a strong top ten run with the World of Outlaws Friday night at Lonestar Speedway near Kilgore, Texas. That, of course, was before something punctured the radiator and sidelined the Oklahoma City driver. The team is now focused on the Lucas Oil ASCS National opener at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, March 17 and 18.

Wayne had an opportunity to practice at Lonestar last Wednesday. “Practice really helped us a lot,” he says. “We were able to unload and we were able to know what to expect.”

The speed was there, but an early draw was tough on a track that lent more speed as time trials went on. “The car was really good,” says Wayne. “We were as good as we’ve been in a long time. The racetrack sped up during qualifying and we were in the first half. I think we were fourth quick at the time we went out, but we ended up 12th.”

Wayne would start fourth in his heat. “We were running third and we had a yellow,” he says. “Brady (Bacon) slid us and that held us up for a couple of laps. I was able to run Brad Sweet down at the end, but we couldn’t quite get second, or else we’d have had a Dash spot.”

Wayne started ninth in the feature, and ran well early on. “We were riding around there eighth or ninth,” he says. “About halfway through the race, something went through the radiator. It knocked a big hole in the radiator, so instead of burning it up, we pulled it in.”

He was encouraged by how well the 410 ran the first time out in 2017. “This is the same motor we won at Burlington at a couple years back with the NSL,” says Wayne. “It doesn’t make a ton of power, but it was good for us at the Nationals last year too. We won the B main there.”

Wayne and the team are now focused on the Devil’s Bowl. “Of course, we usually run well there,” he says. “It’s been like my home track almost since I began racing. We’re looking forward to getting the ASCS season started there.”

Follow Updates on Facebook!

Wayne will update as his race night commences at his Facebook page. Find it by searching for

Wayne Johnson Racing or clicking the following link…

http://www.facebook.com/#!/WayneJohnsonRacing

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Outlaw Wings – “The Wing with an Attitude”

Check out the new “recessed rivet” design put out by Outlaw Wings. Talk to Wayne about purchasing Outlaw Wings for your car! Outlaw Wings – "The Wing with an Attitude"!

Wayne's Fast Facts

Wayne’s first win in 2011 came on June 17 at the US36 Raceway near Osborn, Missouri. Wayne has a good history at the high-banked bullring, and it was the first one for him after his foot/leg injury in 2010. On this night, he topped Jack Dover, Bronson Maeschen, Bryan Gossel and Don Droud Jr.

Partner of the Week – Kustom Sprint Car Supplies

Whether you need new or used sprint car parts, contact Kustom Sprint Car Supplies. Visit them on the web at www.KustomSprint.com or call them in Newton, Iowa at 515 864-6551!

"Wednesday's with Wayne"

"Wednesday's with Wayne" is an up close look at the past, present and future of colorful and talented sprint car driver Wayne Johnson. You'll never know what to expect next with Wayne, so don't miss us on Wednesdays!

To receive "Wednesday's with Wayne", send an e-mail to sprntcar@hotmail.com with"Wayne" in the subject line.

Wayne Johnson Racing would like to thank partners, Todd Carlile, Outlaw Wings, City Vending and product sponsors The Oil Medics, Sebastian Sandblasting & Powdercoating, Rod End Supply, Astro Titanium, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Xtreme Accu-Tach, Weld Wheels, Slade Shocks, Kustom Sprint Car Supplies, Fisher Racing Engines, Speedway Graphics and Canyon Apparel.

 

 

Official Payout for NCRA Sprint $15k to Win at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – March 8, 2017 - Officials with the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products and 81 Speedway have released the official payout for the three-day, seventh annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” featuring the season-opener for the 360-ci sprint car division. This huge event is set to take place on Thursday – Saturday night, March 23-25, 2017 with Saturday night’s championship feature finale paying a series best $15,000 to win.

The largest purse event in series history will kick off on Thursday night, March 23, with an open practice night and special time trial session will take place with the night’s quick time receiving $500. The special time trial session has no bearing on Friday and Saturday night’s events. Friday night will see drivers draw for heat race, last chance and feature with the winner taking home $1500. Championship Saturday night will see drivers once again compete in heat race, last chance and the championship feature with the winner taking home $15,000 while drivers just starting the twenty-two-car championship feature earning $600. All non-qualifiers will earn $200.

Below is the official payout for the seventh annual “Park City Cup/ Air Capital Shootout:

Thursday night, March 23, 2017:

Practice night and special time trial session (optional) with $10 entry

Quick time: $500

Second quick: $250

Third quick: $150

Fourth quick: $100

*Note – Time trials have NO bearing on qualifying for either Friday or Saturday night.

Friday night, March 24, 2017:

Heat races, last chance features and feature finale, entry fee $25

A Feature: 1) $1500, 2) $1,100, 3) $800, 4) $700, 5) $600, 6) $450, 7) $400, 8) $350, 9) $300, 10) $275, 11-24) $250

Saturday night, March 25, 2017:

Heat races, consolations and championship feature

A Feature: 1) $15,000, 2) $7000, 3) $4000, 4) $3000, 5) $2000, 6) $1500, 7) $1400, 8) $1300, 9) $1200, 10) $1100, 11) $1000, 12) $900, 13) $800, 14) $700, 15-22) $600 *Any car competing on Saturday night only will start no better than eleventh

Non-qualifiers: $200 per car

For race information will be announced each week leading up to the seventh annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout.” Any questions pertaining to this or any other NCRA sprint car event, please call (316) 755-1781; check out the series official website www.racencra.com or their facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Signs Title Sponsors for Four Featured Classes

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (March 8, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex is excited to announce it has secured title partnerships for four classes.

Casey's General Store and Heartland Steel are new to the track in 2017 as Minnesota West - Jackson Campus and Bohl's Small Engine return following a successful campaign last season.

Casey's General Store, which was founded in 1959 and has now grown to more than 1,900 stores, has signed on to become the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store class sponsor. The partnership will provide race fans $5 off coupons, which will be available at area Casey's stores, to any 410ci winged sprint car show at Jackson Motorplex in 2017.

Heartland Steel, which is located in Sheldon, Iowa, is the premier sponsor for the Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints class.

Minnesota West - Jackson Campus, which is one of five locations for the community and technical college throughout Minnesota, is the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a Mmods division sponsor.

Bohl's Small Engine, which specializes in chainsaws, blowers, trimmers and outdoor power equipment from your local STIHL dealer in Graettinger, Iowa, has been tabbed as the Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods class sponsor.

In additional news, Speed Shift TV will return as the official Pay-Per-View provider of Jackson Motorplex in 2017. All 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store races other than the 39th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals will be showcased via live Pay-Per-View by Speed Shift TV.

The 2017 season is scheduled to begin April 28-29 for the Frostbuster, which features Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and IMCA sport compacts both nights. This event will also be broadcast via live Pay-Per-View by Speed Shift TV.

UP NEXT -

April 28-29 for the Frostbuster, which features Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA hobby stocks, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and IMCA sport compacts

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods and IMCA hobby stocks among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Young, Hagar and Kurtz Garner Wins With DHR Suspension

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (March 8, 2017) - A trio of DHR Suspension clients captured feature victories during the last month.

Dusty Young and 131 Zarski Motorsports claimed the 600cc mini sprint triumph last Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.

Derek Hagar was also victorious that evening at Magnolia Motor Speedway, where he earned his first win of the season with the USCS Series.

Matt Kurtz scored a Top Gun Sprints victory on Feb. 4 at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla.

To learn more about the company message DHR Suspension at http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact or call 901-268-5612.

Teams, be sure to submit your feature wins each week to DerekHagarRacing@yahoo.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHR-Suspension-1564755937106851/?fref=ts

DHR SUSPENSION -

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for nine years.

DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints.

 

 

Joey Saldana looks to add another World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win at Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17 & 18

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – March 8, 2017…Throughout the year’s one of the more accomplished World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers at Thunderbowl Raceway happens to be Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana, who returns to the track on March 17 & 18 aboard the Stenhouse Jr./ Wood Racing No. 17 Sprinter.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series veteran has claimed four series features at the Tulare based facility, which is tied for the most all-time with San Jose favorite Tim Kaeding. Saldana’s World of Outlaws wins at Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway all came during his time driving for Kasey Kahne Racing, occurring in 2007, ’09, ‘10 and 2011.

The man simply known as the “Brownsburg Bullet” ranks sixth on the all-time World of Outlaws win list with 99 career victories. The only drivers ahead of him on the illustrious list are Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Mark Kinser and Doug Wolfgang. Four of those five are currently in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, a place Saldana looks to end up at the conclusion of his career. The 45-year-old has traditionally been strong in the Golden State over the years.

“It would definitely mean a lot to get another win in Tulare,” Saldana commented. “Last year I drove for Dennis Roth & now Roth Investments is a partner on the SJW Racing 17 car, so it would be nice to get a win in their backyard. Thunderbowl Raceway has been a good track for me over the years and one thing is for sure it’s always exciting for the fans. I definitely think it suits my driving style really well. You have to be aggressive, but also have things fall your way in traffic. Hopefully it all comes together and we can park it on the front stretch for all our partners.”

Also competing both nights will be the always entertaining Wingless Sprints of the USAC West Coast 360 Series. Along with the March weekend the tour is also set to compete at the Thunderbowl on April 22 during the Peter Murphy Classic finale and at the JD Heiskel & Co. presents Chris & Brian Faria Memorial on May 20.

Last season Garden Grove’s Brody Roa earned a pair of wins en route to his first career USAC West Coast Series title. Perennial Wingless favorite at the Thunderbowl Ryan Bernal of Hollister will also be in the field looking to add another Tulare trophy to his mantle.

Tickets continue to be on sale for the World of Outlaws/ USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series weekend on March 17 & 18 by calling 559-688-0909. All seating in the house is reserved, with grandstand tickets $45 on Friday & $50 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $40 on Friday and $45 on Saturday. Kids 6-12 are half price and 5 & under are free. The Saturday finale will also see the Sport Mods in action.

Special thanks to all of our partners for their support of the Thunderbowl including Merle Stone Chevrolet, Budweiser, Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, Western Metal, Southwest Contractors, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is also available at the fairgrounds located off turns three and four.

For more info on Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway-392991907541396/?fref=ts #TachiPalace

 

 

Buddy Kofoid claims top-five finish in first career Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 410 Sprint Car start

By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA – March 8, 2017…Making his Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 410 Sprint Car debut last Friday night Penngrove, CA’s Michael “Buddy” Kofoid proceeded to put together an impressive outing, capping it with a fifth place finish in the main event.

Although he did run part of a night last season in Chico, the annual Mini Gold Cup this past Friday was realistically considered Kofoid’s first career start at the famed quarter-mile.

A 20-car field signed into the pits at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds bullring to help open the Winged 410 Sprint Car season in Northern California. Kofoid kicked-off the evening by clocking the ninth fastest time in qualifying at the helm of the Dan Simpson Racing/ Gary Silva Ranches No. 4s machine.

Lining up in the front row in his heat race Kofoid got the jump at the green flag and would never look back, doing an exceptional job to fend off six-time track champion Sean Becker en route to picking up the victory.

After drawing the fifth starting spot in the feature he hung tough when the 25-lap contest got underway. Track conditions had changed considerably, as the surface began to take rubber midway through the main event. The 15-year-old showed definite speed though and sliced under Bud Kaeding with just a few laps left to secure the fifth spot by the time the checkered flag flew. The following night’s scheduled Mini Gold Cup finale then fell victim to rain, cutting the weekend short.

“It was definitely a solid night for us as a team and it was really exciting having the chance to compete at Silver Dollar Speedway,” Kofoid commented. “To be able to hold off a guy like Sean Becker in the heat and then get by Bud Kaeding in the feature was something that certainly helps out my confidence. The guys gave me a great car and I look forward to getting a couple more nights of racing in Chico this weekend with the 360 at Silver Cup.”

Kofoid and Dan Simpson Racing will open the annual Silver Cup this Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, during what is a non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Car event. The weekend then concludes on Saturday with the first race of the season for the Civil War 360 Sprint Car Series presented by Flowmaster, which pays $4000 to the winner. More info on the weekend can be found at www.silverdollarspeedway.com

Buddy Kofoid would like to thank Dan Simpson Racing, Gary Silva Ranches, Sonoma Paint Center, Red Line Oil and Dr. Ray Ramos for their support in 2017.

Mini Gold Cup Quick Recap Friday March 3-

Qualified (9th), Heat Race (1st), A-main (5th)

Upcoming Races-

Friday March 10: Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA (Silver Cup) Saturday March 11: Silver Dollar Speedway Chico, CA (Silver Cup- Civil War Series)

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Jace Vander Weerd 11th During Season Opening Event

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to work after a wet California offseason, Jace Vander Weerd would race his way to an 11th place finish during the Saturday night’s Sokola Shootout at Perris Auto Speedway.

“I didn’t time in very well, and that really hurt us all night,” Jace Vander Weerd said. “The track was pretty narrow, and no caution flags made it tough to do much but I am happy to get back to racing.”

Timing the Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe No. 88 entry in 14th fastest in qualifying time trials, the Visalia, CA driver would pick up a fourth place finish during heat race competition.

Moving into the feature event, Vander Weerd would roll off from the seventh row for the 30-lap USAC/CRA battle. On a track that stayed extremely fast all night long, passing was at a premium. Getting off to a slow start in the feature event, Vander Weerd would lose several spots.

Settling into a rhythm, Vander Weerd would get going in the right direction amidst a race that was clicking off laps in rapid-fire fashion. Slowly working his way forward, Vander Weerd would successfully work his way up to the 11th spot when the checkered flag flew on his season opening event.

“It was kind of how opening nights go sometimes,” Vander Weerd said. “Even though I had my issues, it is great for the team to get a win and I have to congratulate my brother, Richard, on his win. We head to Vegas next, and I am looking forward to getting back in the car.”

Jace and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0.

ON TAP: Jace returns to action Thursday and Friday night at the Las Vegas Dirt Track. If you can’t make it, catch all the action on DirtVision.com.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Vander Weerd Racing by ‘Liking’ them on facebook at www.facebook.com/VanderWeerdRacing.

 

 

Contingency Prizes Up For Grabs Saturday Night’s Civil War Series Pres. By Flowmaster Opener

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- As the season opener rapidly approaches, the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster would like to announce a few contingency prizes that will be up for grabs during Saturday night’s Silver Cup.

“I would like to thank my staff for working hard to put together some contingency prizes for our season opening event, and also extend gratitude to the companies that worked with us to make this possible,” PMG President, John Prentice said.

Slade Shock Technology, Smith Precision Products, DMI, and Keizer Wheels have all put up certificates that will be handed out to various drivers who finish in the positions associated with each certificate.

To kick the night off, DMI has put up a $100 certificate to the driver who stops the clock the fastest during qualifying time trials.

Heat race winners will each receive $100 to Keizer Wheels, and the night’s B Main winner will also take home a $100 Keizer Wheels.

Slade Shock Technology has graciously thrown in a $100 cert to the night’s Dash winner, and the driver who finishes 5th in the feature event will take home $100 cert to Smith Precision Products, a company that offers up a fine line of titanium products.

These contingency prizes will mix well with Saturday night’s $4000-to-win top prize, and $400 to-start Silver Cup feature event. A complete rundown of payout is listed at end of article.

Saturday night is shaping up to be a strong field with drivers like Andy Forsberg, Kyle Hirst, Sean Becker, Shane Golobic, Mitchell Faccinto, Geoff Ensign, Mason Moore, Koen Shaw, Lucas Ashe, Brad Bumgarner, and many more expected to be on hand for the season opening event.

Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, the front gate is scheduled to open at 5pm with racing slated to go green at 630pm. Adult tickets will be on sale for $22, junior and seniors will be admitted for $18, children for $5, and kids five and under are free. Remember, in 2017 you can avoid ticket lines at Silver Dollar Speedway by purchasing your tickets online at www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

2017 Civil War Series Nightly Payout-

1. $2500

2. $1400

3. $1100

4. $800

5. $725

6. $600

7. $550

8. $500

9. $475

10. $450

11. $425

12. $400

13. $400

14. $400

15. $400

16. $400

17. $400

18. $400

19. $400

20. $400

21. $400

22. $400

B- Main

7. $150

8. $75

9 and beyond $50

2017 Point Pay Out

1. $6000

2. $3000

3. $2000

4. $1500

5. $1000

6. $1000

7. $1000

8. $1000

9. $1000

10. $1000

2017 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

3/11 Silver Dollar Speedway- Silver Cup $4000 to win!

3/31 Silver Dollar Speedway

5/27 Marysville Raceway- Mel Hall Memorial $3000 to win!

5/28 Silver Dollar Speedway- Fair Race

7/1 Marysville Raceway

7/14 Ocean Speedway- HK Classic

7/22 Thunderbowl Raceway

8/19 Ocean Speedway- Johnny Key Classic $5000 to win!

9/6 Silver Dollar Speedway- Gold Cup

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster kicks the 2017 season off on March 11th at Silver Dollar Speedway during the annual Silver Cup.

2016 WINNERS: Willie Croft (March 25th, Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (May 28th, Marysville Raceway), Cory Eliason (May 29th, Silver Dollar Speedway), Steven Tiner (June 11th, Placerville Speedway), Sean Becker (June 18th, Petaluma Speedway), Kyle Hirst (July 15th Ocean Speedway), Sean Becker (August 6th Placerville Speedway), Justin Sanders (August 20th Ocean Speedway), Mitchell Faccinto (September 7th Silver Dollar Speedway), Sean Becker (September 17th Marysville Raceway), Sean Becker (September 24th Petaluma Speedway), Jason Meyers (November 5th Stockton Dirt Track).

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints. For more information on Flowmaster, please visit www.flowmastermufflers.com.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING READY FOR DOUBLE-HEADER IN SIN CITY TWO-TIMING VEGAS:

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has traveled further west this week for two nights of racing in Sin City. Shane Stewart and the Larson Marks Racing team rolled into Nevada on Monday to prepare for two nights of racing at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend.

VEGAS VICTOR: In 2015, despite being the last car out to qualify, Stewart earned the fourth-fastest lap of the night and advanced one position in his heat race to finish third, transferring into the dash. After securing the second starting position for the feature in the dash, Stewart got the lead on the initial lap and fought off the charging Brian Brown to earn the team's first win of the season.

LAST YEAR AT VEGAS: On Thursday, Stewart qualified eighth and finished fourth in his heat race. After starting 15th in the main event, he advanced 11 positions to finish fourth and earn the KSE Hard Charger award. The following night, Stewart timed in 24th and advanced three spots in his heat race. He started 12th in the feature event and gained seven spots to earn another top-five finish.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Series driver Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Larson will be competing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NMECS races this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Bob Curtis of Warrensburg, Mo., with Andrew Seamans from Syracuse, N.Y., and Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn.

CONNECT WITH LMR: For more information about Larson Marks Racing, including apparel, please visit www.larsonmarksracing.com, follow @LarsonMarks on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing.

STATS: RACES: 6 FAST TIME: 0 WINS: 0 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 0 TOP-10 FINISHES: 3

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

Red-Hot Outlaw Champion Looking To Continue Winning Streak;

TSR’s Arctic Cat/Ford Performance Team Head to Las Vegas on a Roll

INDIANAPOLIS (March 8, 2017) – For Donny Schatz, playing the role of the favorite isn’t something new. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver has set the standard for excellence in World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series competition over the past five seasons by capturing four of his eight career championships and 116 of his 232 career WoO A-Features wins.

And he isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.

After a torrid beginning to the 2017 WoO campaign – three wins in the first four races – Schatz enters the two-night FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Thursday and Friday looking to continue his winning ways and remain the favorite night in and night out.

The goal is to make it four wins in a row on the season Thursday night behind the wheel of the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J prepared by the talented TSR crew made up of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti. Schatz is coming off a dominating performance last Friday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, where he earned top qualifying honors and led every lap of every race he started – heat, dash and 35-lap A-Feature. With the victory, Schatz made it four consecutive seasons in which he’s won at least three races in a row. He set his career-longest winning streak of six in August 2014, won five consecutive races in June of 2015, and four straight last August.

He also is the most recent Outlaw winner in Las Vegas, where he raced past Brad Sweet with five laps remaining en route to victory last March at the high-speed, half-mile dirt oval. The win was his ninth A-Feature triumph at The Dirt Track, most by any driver.

This week’s stop marks the ninth consecutive year the Outlaws will stage early season races in Las Vegas and, for Schatz, competing in Las Vegas has been more than welcome throughout his illustrious WoO career. He is the only driver to compete in all 53 WoO races – 35 A-Features and 18 preliminary programs – at The Dirt Track. He first cashed in at the track by closing the 1999 season with his initial Las Vegas triumph. He repeated that performance five seasons later in 2004, claiming the season finale for “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

Schatz made it two wins in a row by racing to victory in March 2005 and three consecutive seasons with a Vegas victory after taking the opening-night A-Feature in March 2006. Seven months later, he put an exclamation point on his first Outlaw championship by winning the season finale at The Dirt Track. Following a two-year hiatus, Schatz led the Outlaws back to the track in February 2009 and, once again, the No. 15 was parked in victory lane. Early season Las Vegas wins in 2013, 2014 and 2016 were part of history as Schatz became the first driver in the Outlaws’ 39-year history to win more than 20 races in four consecutive seasons.

The FVP Outlaw Showdown is part of the Outlaws’ 15-race Kick-Off Tour. Following the three-race DIRTcar Nationals in Florida during Speedweeks, the traveling Sprint car teams began a six-week trek from Texas last weekend that also includes stops in Nevada, California, Arizona and back to Texas.

Fans attending the Las Vegas event are also encouraged to stop by the Arctic Cat booth behind the main grandstand for an up-close look at the brand’s latest products, including the HDX and Alterra. Also, fans can look for Arctic Cat’s presence in the flagstand Thursday night as Rolf and Lisa Heddland will wave the green flag during one of the evening’s races.

For both programs at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the pit gates open at 2 p.m. PST and the grandstands open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. For tickets, visit www.lvms.com or call the track at (702) 644-4444.

Race fans unable to attend the DIRTcar Nationals can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Live video coverage is available, on a pay-per-view basis or fans can listen free as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com. Visit to DIRTVision.com for more information.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, TSR and the No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J throughout the campaign on the web and social media. More information can be found at www.TonyStewartRacing.com, www.arcticcat.com, and 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.

Arctic Cat: Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArcticCat or on Twitter and Instagram @ArcticCat_atv @ArcticCat_Snow

Curb: Facebook at www.facebook.com/CurbRecords or on Twitter and Instagram @CurbRecords.

Ford Performance: Facebook at www.facebook.com/FordPerformance or on Twitter and Instagram @FordPerformance.

Donny Schatz, Driver of the No. 15 TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J:

What makes The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway unique and why have you had so much success at the facility throughout your career?

“It’s a great place to race, for starters. When I was first starting to race, one of the places I raced at was Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo, North Dakota. It was a great big track where the speeds were incredible. The first race the Outlaws ever had in Las Vegas was in November of 1996 a couple months before I started my rookie year. I still remember being there racing and just taking it all in. It was fast. We weren’t that fast, but that came over time. Whether it’s a season or track, winning for the first time is always the hardest. To be able to get that first win to close the 1999 season was a big deal for our team. We had won the Western World in Phoenix and then got to Las Vegas and put ourselves in a position to win that final night after two good preliminary nights. It all came together that night and we’ve had a lot of other good nights there since. I celebrated my first WoO championship here after winning the last race of the year. We’ve come out here and won races early in the year that gave us momentum heading to California. I love racing in Las Vegas. With everything going on at the NASCAR track and all the fans who come to see us, it’s a fun event and one we look forward to every year.”

The season is only four races old, but coming in with a three-race winning streak has to be a positive for you and the TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team. Do you agree?

“We are always looking to win races and the most important one is the next one on the schedule. So we’re focused on Las Vegas right now. We had to leave what happened in Florida in the rearview mirror and this week we have to do the same with what happened at LoneStar last weekend. And just because we’ve won at Las Vegas before doesn’t guarantee us anything. You have to work for everything you get in this sport. Ted Johnson instilled that in me all those years ago when I started. I was a kid out on the road trying to live my dream and getting beat by the greats of this sport night after night. You remember those things and do everything you can to keep getting better. I go about it that way and my crew does the same. I can’t say enough about Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti. They are so motivated to win races. It’s great to be surrounded by a crew who is so driven to succeed. When Saturday’s race was canceled, they headed from Texas to Las Vegas. And I’m sure they have been thinking about ways to make sure we are as fast as we can be when we unload on Thursday night.”

 

 

Premio Sausages Food Truck Is Grilling At The 10th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show Friday & Saturday

The Quaker Steak & Lube Tenth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show continues to be the trend-setter of all Mall Shows. The successful annual week long gathering runs through Saturday with two shows scheduled for Friday, March 10th with the 4 PM show "The Legends of Racing" taking place and honoring Grand Marshal for the event Modified legend Sammy Beavers. The 6:30 show will be paying tribute to all of the open wheel series and drivers in the area. The final day of the show is Saturday, March 11th at 1 PM with a special tribute to all of the open wheel racing that took place at the famed Flemington "Square" Speedway. Many open wheel legends who twisted the steering wheel at the square are expected in for the event. Premio Foods will be the sponsor for the Friday and Saturday Shows along with R&F International Muffler & Brake and Martocci's Automotive/Carl's Auto Repair/Dean Autosports/Chrin Automotive..

Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, the award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the 9th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show. Quaker Steak & Lube, which opened in Phillipsburg, New Jersey in August of 2014, signed on with the successful show last February and were extremely pleased with the excellent results and the great feedback they received from their initial venture with the popular annual racing oriented show. 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. The restored Bob Pickell driven 300 Pinto is on the rack at Quaker Steak and one can request a table right underneath the car.

Premio Foods is once again sponsoring some of the great shows at the Mall and is a traditional and family run business and one of the nation's largest sausage producers. For more than 40 years, Premio has provided quality sausages for all occasions. Premio's fine products are available at your favorite local grocery stores, supercenters and warehouse clubs.

Premio is not interested in the ordinary, they want their sausages to be the very best. Their blend of passion, skill, authenticity and commitment to quality creates recipes like no other. They find the perfect blend of meat, seasoning and spice. Crafted to perfection. Premio Sausages make your family feel like guests of honor. Whether grilling for the big game, gathered around the Sunday dinner table, or heading out to the weekend races, the perfectly blended flavors lift the occasion. Crafted from tradition, the taste that is familiar, fresh and authentically Italian, "THE WAY SAUSAGE SHOULD BE." The Premio Foods website has countless recipes, money saving coupons and information about their full line of products, please visit www.premiofoods.com

Premio Foods is proudly sponsoring the Willie Osmun and Steve Davis Modified race cars in 2017 and will once again be bringing their Food Truck to the Phillipsburg Mall for Friday and Saturday to hand out samples of their exceptional products. The Premio Food Truck will be parked in the vicinity of the rear side entrance to the Mall at entrance 3 where the HM sign sits atop the Mall entrance. Additional information and handouts regarding Premio's extensive line of authentic Italian Sausage will be available at the Osmun race car display Friday and Saturday.

The 10th annual edition of the show will continue through March 11th with amazing sponsorship support through headline sponsor Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant chain and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Premio Foods, Enterprise Car Sales, Jeff's Automotive, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Alex's Tire/Breidingers Speed Shop, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies, R&F International Muffler and Brake, Murante Auto Repair, Persa Auto Repair, Martocci Automotive, Dean Autosports, Carl's Auto Sales, Ralph's Radiator, Huston Automotive and Chrin Automotive. Nightly driver interviews and race cars of all types provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular racing seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2017 edition of the show is the trend setter and showstopper of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Tri State, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Reading, Remembering Nazareth, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos, Archie Myers Harmony and Mocatek Memories through Justin Beltrame have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information is available regarding the show by calling: 443-513-4456.

The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes and how the Dirt Track Heroes became a reality. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the upcoming 2017 racing season.

Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2017 Schedule of Events

Wednesday- March 8 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 9- (6:30)- Searock Fabrication & Speed Supplies and Ralph’s Radiator presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 10 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – Premio Foods & RF International Muffler presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” honoring Grand Marshal Sammy Beavers with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.

Second Show- (6:30 PM)- Martocci Automotive, Dean’s Auto Sports and Carl’s Auto Repair & Chrin’s Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 11 - (1:00) –-Premio Foods and Enterprise Car Sales presents Special Tribute to Open Wheel Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards welcomes Steven Tiner to full-time roster

Visalia, CA – March 8, 2017…Visalia, California’s Steven Tiner will contend for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards title this season aboard the familiar Larry Davis Farms/ Wright Process Systems No. 94 mount.

The veteran driver last year claimed three overall wins, including a traveling 360 Sprint Car triumph at the Placerville Speedway in June. He also capped the season with a seventh place finish in the overall standings at the Trophy Cup in Tulare, where the Sprint Car Challenge Tour will compete on Friday April 21 during opening night of the fourth annual Peter Murphy Classic.

Tiner joins a healthy traveling roster of teams that will be looking to bring home the inaugural $10,000-to-win championship.

“Steven Tiner is a good solid racer and we’re happy to have him with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards,” said Russell Motorsports Inc. President Scott Russell. “We’re now under a month away from opening the season so it’s an exciting time. The weather seems to be improving throughout Northern California and we hope that trend will continue. We have a lot of teams that are chomping at the bit to get everything underway on April 1.”

The Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards will kick-off its inaugural season on Saturday April 1 at the Antioch Speedway in Antioch, CA. It will mark the first California-based traveling Winged Sprint Car series event at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds facility since 2013.

Sponsor Spotlight: Pit Stop USA

The hard-charger in the A-main at every Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards event will go home with a $200 certificate courtesy of Pit Stop USA! Thank you to Ed & his staff for their support! Visit Pit Stop USA online at http://pitstopusa.com/

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, ART Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CRV Carbon Solutions, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions and Walker Performance Filtration.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website http://www.sprintcarchallengetour.com/ – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

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BIG GATOR HUNTING: CJB Motorsports Capture Overall DIRTcar Nationals Title All-star win highlights strong run through adversity in Florida

CARLISLE, PA. - February 15, 2017 - One of CJB Motorsports goals for 2017 was to begin the season off on a strong note. After five nights of racing at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, David Gravel and the team stood above the rest by capturing the overall points championship for the week.

"It was really cool to make it through the week that we had and end up holding the big gator trophy," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "We wanted a fast start and we got that." Gravel began the week on Wednesday, February 15th at the "World's Fastest Half Mile Oval." The first two nights of the annual DIRTcar Nationals were run under the sanction of the Arctic Cat Allstar Circuit of Champions.

Gravel time in fourth overall, started and finished 4th in his heat race and begin the night's feature event in the 14th position.

"Our first night was good," said Gravel. "We just wanted to get settled into a good rhythm and we were able too."

The following night saw the #5 machine time in 2nd overall, started and finished fourth in their heat race but won the JE Pistons dash. That allowed them to start on the pole, lead all 30 laps and capture their first win of the season.

"Getting in the dash is key," said the native of Watertown, Conn. "We placed ourselves in a good position all night long and it paid off as we got our first win of the season." Friday night began the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season in earnest. Gravel again was 2nd quick but the ripe Florida conditions soon spelled trouble for the team.

"We lost our first engine during the second lap of time trials," explained Gravel. "We lost another one leading the heat race and that just kind of was how our night went. We basically did a start and park for feature because we were out of engines at that point. It definitely took some regrouping and we're still not quite sure what happened."

Persistent rains on Saturday evening forced series officials to stage a rare, two show event on Sunday, February 19th. Gravel set quick time for the daytime portion of the double header and raced his way to a fifth-place finish. In the evening portion, Gravel was speedy again by timing in 6th and making up spots in the heat race and dash.

"We showed our speed again during Sunday's double header," said Gravel, who used his strong performance earned him and the team the overall points championship. "We raced well during the day, got our first QuickTime and should've had fourth in the feature. For the evening race, we got to the lead and then just got caught in lap traffic. It's frustrating because we wanted to win an Outlaw show but a second was good. It was great to win that big gator trophy. Kind of makes up for that opening night."

The team gets a weekend off to regroup from their early season jaunt down south. Up next is a double dip in the Lone Star State of Texas with stops at Lonestar Speedway near Kilgore on Friday, March 3rd and Gator Motorplex near Willis on Saturday, March 4th.

"Both Texas tracks are new for me," explained Gravel. "The Outlaws have been to Lonestar a few times before but Gator Motorplex is a great opportunity for us all to be on a level playing field. We're looking forward to the events."

CAR #5 2017 STATS: Events: 8 Quick Times: 1 Wins: 1 Top-5's: 5 Top-10's: 6 Heat Race Wins: 1 Dash Wins: 2 Average Time Trial: 4.6 Average A-main finish: 7.5 Total Laps Led: 54

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.

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.

DRIVER GEAR:

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with drivers David Gravel & Sammy Swindell. 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, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Schatz Uses KSE Racing Products To Stay Hot With World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA: With more and more seasons getting underway across the country, the one constant has been numerous drivers and teams earning wins with KSE Racing Products.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series began their trip out west, and for the third time in four races it was Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart Racing team parking in victory lane as they swept the show at LoneStar Speedway.

In USCS action it was Morgan Turpen and Derek Hagar using their KSE Racing Products to each secure a win, while Bob Ream, Jr won at the Canyon Speedway Park in Arizona.

In California, Kyle Hirst kicked his 2017 season with Roth Motorsports off by winning the opening night of action in Chico, CA, while in Southern California Richard Vander Weerd led all 30-laps to claim the Sokola Shootout.

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.

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Big Names Set For Sunday Night Sprintcar Showdown

This Sunday night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool some of Sprintcar racing’s most exciting talent will battle it out for a $5,000 pay day as Round 13 of the Eureka Sprintcar Series doubles as Round 2 of the USC Chase with thanks to Zambrero, Warrnambool.

With preceding race meetings on Saturday night at Simpson Speedway for the Eureka Sprintcar Series and Murray Bridge for the Opening Night of the USC Chase, a field of Stars is then set to converge on Warrnambool, with more than 50 entries having already been received.

It would have only been a few short years back that a race meeting of this nature would have attracted some genuine on-track battles with drivers like Max Dumesny, former Victorian Champion Robbie Rankin and Warrnambool’s very own Stephen Bell!

This Sunday night Max will return to Premier Speedway along with his two son’s Matthew and Marcus, while Robbie Rankin’s son Terry will embark on his second night at the wheel of David Dickson’s Essendon Ford backed V45 J&J and Stephen Bell’s nephew and current Formula 500 stand-out Jack Bell will make his Sprintcar debut as well.

Interestingly Jack is a former participant in the prestigious Speedway Australia AIS Rising Star Program, while Terry will get to follow in his foot-steps, being an inductee of the class of 2017.

These two young guns and the likes of Marcus Dumesny, Brayden Wilmington, Jordyn Charge, Jessie Attard and the very impressive Brayden Parr will be keen to turn some competitive laps this Sunday night, but it will be a whirl-wind of super-fast talent that will keep them on their toes.

Two-time Australian Champion David Murcott, joins his fellow Aussie Champs in Dumesny and Robbie Farr, while Sydney’s Sam Walsh has also been super quick all summer long.

Defending Eureka Sprintcar Series Champion Brett Milburn will also be keen to amass some good series points in his quest for back-to-back Championships, although last start feature race winner and 2017 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic runner-up Darren Mollenoyux also appears to be at the top of his game.

Two time and defending WA Sprintcar Champ Tim Van Ginneken will be looking to impress once again as he remains in contention for the Eureka Series Championship along with the likes of Corey McCullagh and Glen Sutherland.

Two regular combatants throughout Sydney’s USC season have been former Classic Champion Ian Loudoun and Tasmania’s Shaun Dobson who impressed with a second-place finish at Avalon Raceway last weekend, they too will be back in action.

Having collected a Eureka Sprintcar Series win at Western Speedway, Hamilton a few short weeks ago Tim Rankin will be looking to add to his resume as will Terang’s Jack Lee former series Champion John Vogels and exciting South Australian trio Lisa Walker, Brock Hallett and Jake Tranter.

Chad Ely will also fly the SA flag as he wheels the immaculate S72 entry for Jamie Stark as Tasmania’s Tim Hutchins and Victorian hot-shots Brad Warren, Peter Doukas, Dennis Jones and Adam King will also be keen to stand on the gas.

Adding even further excitement to the racing program is the Parr Motorsports USC Victoria Premier Speedway Track Premiership which is currently a very keenly contested affair.

Current leader James McFadden looks set to relinquish his lead at the top of the table due to racing commitments in the United States, which opens the door for those drivers in the hunt for the $10,000 end of season pay day to stake a claim.

With more than 50 cars currently entered the weekend’s racing is looming as some of the best yet, so no matter what you have planned this Labour Day long weekend, be sure to be at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool this Sunday night with gates opening at 4.00pm with car on track from 5.00pm.

The Sprintcars will be supported by the V8 Dirt Modifieds as well as for the very first time at Premier Speedway – the Legend Cars – will be a part of the show.

Sunday nights admission prices are Adults $25.00; Children 10-15 $10.00 and Children 9 and Under Free.

Tickets are available at the gate or on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

Sprintcar Nominations:

V3 Ian Loudoun S4 Lisa Walker V4 Phil Lock V52 Max Dumesny T7 Tim Hutchins Q7 Robbie Farr S13 Brock Hallett V14 Chris Rodda N16 Daniel Sayre V17 Dennis Jones W18 Scott Reilly S20 Glen Sutherland ACT21 Shaun Dobson V25 Jack Lee V29 Michael Tancredi V32 Stephen Spark N36 Eddie Lumbar V36 Tim Van Ginneken S37 Terry Kelly V40 Rusty Hickman S45 Jake Tranter V45 Terry Rankin N47 Marcus Dumesny V47 Tim Rankin V48 Adam King V52 Darren Mollenoyux N53 Jessie Attard N55 Kim Becker ACT57 Brendan Scorgie N57 Matthew Dumesny V60 Jordyn Charge V61 Robert Nicholas V64 David Aldersley V68 Brett Milburn V70 John Vogels V72 Jacob Smith S72 Chad Ely V73 Charles Hunter V75 Nigel Harding V77 Brayden Parr V81 Robbie Paton ACT83 David McKay V84 Sam Wren V88 David Murcott ACT89 Brayden Wilmington V90 Corey McCullagh V91 Brad Warren N92 Sam Walsh V98 Peter Doukas ACT99 Jay Waugh V101 Jack Bell

Legend Car Nominations:

3N Hayden Pascoe 8N Mick Hebditch 18N Clinton McKenzie 21A Kenneth, Bennett 27N Paul Cassidy 31N Cameron Jewell 34Q Grag Davis 41N Glenn Mitchell 43N Glen Arnold 47N Jim McCabe 48N Tyson Williams 63A Greg Thompson 74N Chris Peterson 75N Graham Keats 86N Bruce Alderson 88N Glen Philpott 89A Liam Heaton 97A Sean Rooney 99N Scott Keane

V8 Dirt Modified Nominations:

V0 Darren Tindal A1 Kevin Britten V4 Paul Tindal V7 Stephen Lodwick V8 Stephen Hopkins V9 Steven Milthorpe V15 Murray Atkin V19 Andrew Katz V25 Mike Burke WA27 Peter Forbes V62 George Napier V84 Lloyd Hobson Q85 Lee McKinnell V91 Daniel Scott V92 Daryl Hickson V93 Ben Hodge

 

 

Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Fast at Lonestar!

(Bill W) March 7, 2017 – Sam Hafertepe Jr. and the Keith Dobbs #15H sprint car team were happy with their speed last Friday night when the World of Outlaws visited Lonestar Speedway near Kilgore, Texas. Sam was less than happy with himself after an infield tire derailed him, not once, but twice on the night and cost him a top ten run. The team will now prepare for their defense of a Lucas Oil ASCS National Sprint Car Series title. The series opens up at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, March 17 and 18.

The Sunnyvale, Texas native came out of the gates fast. “We were fastest in our set of hot laps,” says Sam. “I thought we’d be pretty good. The track just wasn’t ready for us early. If we had gone out a little later, we would have been much better. That would have changed our story. I’m not saying we would have had quick time, but we would have been much closer.”

Sam would time in 15th quick and started inside row three in the third heat. “Early on, we hit the tire,” he says. “It was about the second lap. We were running fifth, but to be honest, I felt like we were going to advance a few positions. Obviously, you can’t advance when you’re hitting infield tires.”

That put him outside the front row in the B. “We were able to finally get by Kraig Kinser with two to go, and we were able to drive away to the win from there,” says Sam. “We were feeling good at that point.”

Sam put on a charge after starting 19th in the main event. “We slowly worked our way forward,” he says. “We were able to get up into the top ten and we passed (Daryn) Pittman for ninth with two to go. That’s when we hit the same infield tire again. You’d think I’d know where those tires are on that track, let alone hitting it twice!”

Despite the misfortune, he was happy about the night as a whole. “We had a lot of speed,” says Sam. “There was never a car I came up on during the night that I didn’t think we were faster. We buried ourselves in time trials, and we were trying to dig out of that the rest of the night.”

Sam and the team felt good about being competitive with the WoO. “We got going pretty good and got inside the top ten before we hit the tire,” he says. “It felt good to be mixing it up with the best, especially when we haven’t run with them very often. We’ve got some speed. I just need to eliminate my mistakes. We aren’t used to their tires or the flat wing, but we did well. I think we just changed a half a turn of weight and stagger all night long.”

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Ron Lingron Named Voice of Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- An offseason of change in northern California has made its way to Ocean Speedway on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Prentice Motorsports Group is pleased to announce that in 2017 longtime announcer at Petaluma Speedway, Ron Lingron, will be the voice of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo.

“We are extremely excited to have Ron Lingron join the Prentice Motorsports Group at Ocean Speedway,” PMG President, John Prentice said. “Ron is a familiar voice to sprint car fans around the region, and has helped us out at Ocean Speedway in years past when needed. 2017 is a season of change, and we are looking forward to working with Ron.”

Lingron is no stranger to Sprint Car racing, and has been heard on the airwaves at Petaluma Speedway since handling infield responsibilities during the 2010 season. The following season, Lingron moved up to the booth and has been a staple at the bay area facility ever since hosting both weekly points action and traveling sanctioning bodies.

“Sprint Car racing is near and dear to my heart,” Lingron said. “It has been in my family forever, and I am excited to add another night of racing to my weekly schedule. I have always loved taking in races at Ocean Speedway, and am really looking forward to working with PMG in 2017.”

Lingron will officially take the microphone at Ocean Speedway when the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo kick off their 2017 season on Friday April 7th.

ON TAP: The Prentice Motorsports Group kicks the 2017 season off on Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA where the Civil War Sprints pres. by Flowmaster and the IMCA All Star Modified Tour kick off the action.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with all the happenings with the Prentice Motorsports Group by clicking over to www.racepmg.com or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com./racepmg.

PRENTICE MOTORSPORTS GROUP- The Prentice Motorsports Group promotes the Ocean Speedway, Ocean Sprints Presented by Taco Bravo, Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster, King of the West Series, and the IMCA All Star Modified Tour.

 

 

Quarter Midget Proud, The "Stars Of Tomorrow" Shine As The 10th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show Rolls On

The Quaker Steak & Lube Tenth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show continued through the third day of it's annual week long journey for the racing community and another successful day unfolded with the Tuesday evening presentation. Breaking records for the event each day, the budding young stars of the quarter midget racing clubs in the local area came out in full force to talk about their young racing careers and to where their journey will possibly take them as they take on the rigors of auto racing. The Tuesday night event was sponsored by Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts located in Allentown, PA and Persa Auto Repair in Bath, PA. The tenth annual edition of the show will continue through March 11th with each day of the event showcasing the many different race tracks and racing series operating in the local area.

With the eclectic Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurants the lead sponsor of the event, the excitement and the pulse for the week long show quickens with each day as the diverse schedule of the week long show offers a bit of everything to all racing fans. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak & Lube annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908 454 2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak & Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting. Request a table underneath the Bob Pickell number 300 Modified for an additional racing experience.

The 10th annual edition of the show will continue through March 11th with amazing sponsorship support through headline sponsor Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant chain and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Enterprise Car Sales, Premio Foods, Jeff's Automotive, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Alex's Tire/Breidingers Speed Shop, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies, R&F International Muffler and Brake, Murante Auto Repair, Persa Auto Repair, Martocci Automotive, Dean Autosports, Carl's Auto Sales Chrin Automotive, Ralph's Radiator and Huston's Automotive.

Nightly driver interviews and race cars of all types provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular racing seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2017 edition of the show is the trend setter and show stopper of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

Emcee Steve Pados opened the show and introduced IRCO Vice President Greg Collins to the crowd. Collins once thanked the local racing community for their support and talked of the various offerings from the IRCO group and added the Tuesday night portion of the show is one of his favorite nights as he truly enjoys the answers and conversations the announcers are able to extract from the young stars, as some were giving their first ever interviews. Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, located two miles north of the Lehigh Valley Airport at 5995 Adams Lane in Allentown, Pennsylvania co-sponsored last evening's event for the young stars from the quarter midgets. Reach them by phone at: 610-264 2334. Rich Pursell, from Adams Brothers was on hand to support the young stars. Persa Auto Repair was a co-sponsor for the evening and located at 7572 Beth-Bath Pike in Bath, PA and with a phone number to reach them at: 610-837-7800.

Ed and Steve Pados, Bobby Stull and Justin Beltrame interviewed a great group of 26 young driving stars from the area and without question once again proved the future of auto racing is in great hands with the drivers and the generous support of their families. The Quarter Midgets are a great way to begin the careers of the budding young drivers and many graduates of Quarter Midget racing have gone on to great racing careers in the sport and many of the drivers interviewed felt they would race the Quarter Midgets until their age requirements expire and then make the transition into one of the many offerings available in racing and the answers given would make all of us believe all of the speedways in the area will benefit from the early education these young stars acquire for their racing endeavors.

Drivers on hand included USAC National Champions Anthony Chrobak and Hunter Wise, Charlene Benz, James Benz, Mark Evans, Tyler Bowman, Chase Wehr, Brody George, Jaden Brown, Peyton Knecht, Gabby Meixell, Abby and Matthew Barone, Charlie and Bryce Harris, Ryan Rochelle, Olivia Schmeltzer, Zachary Mehlig, Waverly Smith, Zoe Buchera, Colby Getz, Tanner Edwards, Easton Miller, Parker and Greyson Ahner, Nyla Metzger and Logan Stangle.. James Stevens, a retired Allentown Police Officer and Racing Legend Paul Koch were on hand to chat about how they met in 1965 through Quarter Midget racing and remain close friends to this very day. Kyle Knecht from the West End group was on hand and talked about how the club has turned around and points towards a bright outlook to the future of the club and the sport.

Wednesday evening will be highlighting Hamlin Speedway, Snydersville Speedway, Accord Speedway, Mahoning Valley Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway. The evening's show is sponsored by Hamlin Speedway and S&S Speedways Indoor Karts located in Snydersville, Pennsylvania and Smith Fabrications, the home of the Stage One Modifieds.

Looking ahead, Modified stars will be showcased with the Thursday night show. Friday, March 10th, brings two shows to the Mall going back to back with the "Legends of Racing" at 4 PM when Modified legend Sammy Beavers is honored for his great career in racing. Some of Sammy's competitors will be on hand to talk about fun moments they had when racing with Sammy. Friday evening will find current day open wheel stars being interviewed. The Friday events brings the Premio Sausage Wagon to the Phillipsburg Mall and they will be offering up samples of their great sausage products and offering some great takeaways at the event. Premio Sausages will also be in hand for the Saturday show when Flemington Speedway drivers talk about their open wheel exploits at the famed Flemington "Square" Speedway.

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Tri State, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Dorney Park, Reading, Remembering Nazareth, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos and Mocatek Memories through Justin Beltrame have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information is available regarding the show by calling: 443-513-4456.

On display at the Mall include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, Midgets, 360 and 410 Sprints, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars and drag racing cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, Mahoning, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Hamlin, Accord, Mahoning and Snydersville will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2017 show.

The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes and how the Dirt Track Heroes became a reality. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the upcoming 2017 racing season.

Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2017 Schedule of Events

Wednesday- March 8 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 9- (6:30)- Searock Fabrication & Speed Supplies and Ralph’s Radiator presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 10 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – Premio Foods & RF International Muffler presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” honoring Grand Marshal Sammy Beavers with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.

Second Show- (6:30 PM)- Martocci Automotive, Dean’s Auto Sports and Carl’s Auto Repair & Chrin’s Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 11 - (1:00) –-Premio Foods and Enterprise Car Sales presents Special Tribute to Open Wheel Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

White Taking Positive Moments From Debut in Mississippi With USCS Series

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBUS, Miss. (March 7, 2017) - Harli White produced some bright moments during her first-ever visit to Mississippi last weekend to compete in a USCS Series doubleheader.

The action began on Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., where she captured a heat race win - her third of the season in the first four races - after starting from the pole position. That lined her up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"The track is a short, little bullring," she said. "It was a blast. We got a heat race win. The track was rough in turns three and four and smooth in turns one and two. We had to drive the track a little different in both corners. In the A Main I was driving turns three and four above the ruts while the leader was in the ruts."

White ran second for approximately a dozen laps.

"I got in and hit a rut and it sent me down the track exiting turn four," she said. "The guy in third got in the back of me and tangled us up. We broke a few bolts and weren't able to finish the night."

White was unable to restart the race and she was credited with an 18 th-place finish.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

"They call that the home of the black ice," she said. "The track was super, super slick. We underestimated how slick it was and missed the setup in the heat race. It was slick to the wall with a little curb on the wall. I was too loose and lost a lot of positions."

White ended fourth in her heat race, which lined her up 15th for the main event.

"At the start of the A Main I dropped back to about 19th," she said. "The track took rubber on the bottom and basically came to my car. We got a caution and then I got back up to 12th in the rubber by the end."

White rebounded to pick up seven positions and garner a 12th -place result. She also finished with the second-fastest lap in the main event.

"It was an ok weekend," she said. "There were some good things we can take away from it. We tore up some stuff, but we needed to get the minor stuff out of the way before we start racing for points."

White is taking this weekend off to build a new car before she embarks upon the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour schedule, which begins March 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44th annual Spring Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 3 - Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 18 (3).

March 4 - Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss. - Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 12 (15).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

March 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 44 th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

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/ .

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"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 Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Golden Triangle Fire Protection, C.R.A.S.H. Enterprises, Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

INSIDE LINE PROMOTIONS -

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To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com . For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com .

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Heading to Las Vegas for World of Outlaws Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (March 7, 2017) - Big Game Motorsports returns to action this weekend in Las Vegas at the FVP Outlaw Showdown.

Kerry Madsen and the Muddy sponsored team will compete at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Thursday and Friday during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

"We've had some great runs to start the season so the goal is to continue that momentum this weekend in Las Vegas and moving forward," Madsen said. "Guy Forbrook and the guys give me a great car every time out so I think we will be a contender each night."

Madsen has earned a top 10 at the half-mile oval during each of the last four seasons. He placed eighth both last year and in 2015 and he recorded a fifth-place finish in 2014 and 2013.

"The track is usually pretty fast and pretty racy," he said. "The key will be to lay down a great qualifying lap each night to set ourselves up."

Madsen has set quick time twice this season and has qualified in the top 10 during five of his eight races. That has led to one feature victory, two top fives and five top 10s.

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Friday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev., for the FVP Outlaw Showdown 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 2017.

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Dancer Debuting in Las Vegas With World of Outlaws This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - TAMPA, Fla. (March 7, 2017) - Shawn Dancer is heading west to make his Las Vegas racing debut this weekend.

Dancer will compete on Thursday and Friday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"It's more of a bucket list thing," he said. "I've been wanting to go out the last few years. The guys took off Sunday night to drive out there. I fly out on Tuesday. I haven't been out to Vegas myself for several years and I've never been to the dirt track. We're picking up our 410 racing this year so that's the start of it."

Dancer set his first career World of Outlaws quick time last year at the Brad Doty Classic and he earned a top 20 during a different race in Indiana. Dancer's career-best World of Outlaws result is a 15th -place result he produced in 2014.

"Our goal is just get out there, make an A Main and do the best we can," he said. "A top-10 finish would be awesome, but with us not being out there before the first goal is to make the A Main and go from there."

Dancer opened his season Feb. 23-25 at East Bay Raceway Park during the 16 th annual Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints. He placed sixth each night in a heat race, which relegated him to a B Main. He finished seventh in the consolation race the first two nights before ending eighth during the finale.

"If you leave an event with more knowledge then it was a good event," he said. "The events that you leave and you don't know what happened aren't good. We learned a lot. We learned what we did wrong and why the car was acting the way it was. Even though we didn't make an A Main, it was a good weekend to learn."

QUICK RESULTS -

Feb. 23 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 7 (9).

Feb. 24 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 7 (8).

Feb. 25 - East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. - Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 8 (10).

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Friday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev., for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Racing Products

King Racing Products builds the strongest, lightest and most affordable American made sprint car products. For more information, visit http://www.KingRacingProducts.com .

"Blake Robertson has been a partner of our team for six or seven years," Dancer said. "His products at King Racing Products are No. 1. He manufactures some of the best products available."

Dancer would also like to thank Dancer Logistics, Inc., Amshaw Service Center, Global Warehousing, Pitsenbarger Supply, Mox Nursery, Friedrich Lawn Care and FSR Radiators for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Announces Partnership With Carpet Land as 2017 Season Nears

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (March 7, 2017) - Jack Dover is pleased to announce a new partner has joined his race team this season.

"We've had great support from our sponsors, including Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies Inc., Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing and many others, for several years and now we're excited to add Carpet Land to our team," he said. "Carpet Land has been a big supporter of racing in Nebraska and I know that we will represent each other well."

Dover is coming off another stout season with 14 feature victories, which gave him five straight years with double-digit triumphs and was only one shy of tying his career-best total of wins in a season.

Dover also captured his second straight Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints championship in 2016.

"This year we aren't running for points; we're racing for wins," he said. "We have about 70 races scheduled so any sponsor help we get helps us be more prepared having spare parts, tires, travel funds, etc. I haven't had two complete race ready cars since 2008. This year we have two complete cars and brand new spare parts in the trailer also. We are as prepared as we've ever been and that's a big thanks to Carpet Land."

Carpet Land has been family-owned and operated for more than 25 years and has two convenient locations in Lincoln, Neb., and Omaha, Neb. Carpet Land's goal is to provide the largest selection of in-stock flooring at discounted prices for its customers. Along with Nebraska's largest in-stock carpet inventory, the company also carries large amounts of vinyl, tile, wood, laminate, luxury vinyl tiles and planks, area rugs and room size remnants. For more information, visit http://www.CarpetLandonline.com .

Dover is slated to kick off his season March 24-25 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the $15,000-to-win Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA.

UP NEXT -

March 24-25 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Carpet Land

Carpet Land has been family-owned and operated for more than 25 years and has two convenient locations in Lincoln, Neb., and Omaha, Neb. Carpet Land's goal is to provide the largest selection of in-stock flooring at discounted prices for its customers. Along with Nebraska's largest in-stock carpet inventory, the company also carries large amounts of vinyl, tile, wood, laminate, luxury vinyl tiles and planks, area rugs and room size remnants. For more information, visit http://www.CarpetLandonline.com .

"We are really excited to have Carpet Land join our team this year," Dover said. "They've been a great supporter of racing in Nebraska and I can't wait to see them to Victory Lane a lot in 2017."

Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies Inc., Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaver Racing Engines, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors and Vortex Wings 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 Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. The only variable missing is a reliable truck and trailer. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail TeamDover@gmail.com.

 

 

Baughman Bound for Las Vegas With World of Outlaws Following Rebound in Texas Opener

Inside Line Promotions - KILGORE, Texas (March 7, 2017) - Josh Baughman is venturing to Las Vegas to spend this weekend competing at the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Baughman will invade The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Thursday and Friday for only the second time in his career after making his debut at the half-mile oval last year.

"I'm really looking forward to racing in Las Vegas and building some momentum," he said. "We have brand new cars this year and last weekend during the first night out we were chasing it the first couple of times on the track. I feel like we have a good starting point going into Las Vegas."

Baughman kicked off his sprint car season last Friday with the World of Outlaws at LoneStar Speedway during the East Texas Lone Star Shootout. Baughman qualified 20th quickest overall before placing seventh in a heat race, which relegated him into the Last Chance Showdown.

The team rebounded in the consolation race to finish fifth and earn a transfer into the back of the main event, in which Baughman charged from 23 rd to a 16th-place result to pass the third-most cars.

"I felt like for the first night out we had a lot of balance and a lot of speed," he said. "The results didn't show up because we got lapped early on, but we finished in front of four cars that were on the lead lap. We learned every time we were out there and got it better for the A Main."

Saturday's race at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, was postponed to April 13 because of inclement weather.

Baughman said he is aiming for a top 10 this weekend.

"We have a starting point to where we aren't blind going into it," he said. "The goal is a top 10. I don't see any reason why we can't accomplish that. With our 410 program where it's at today a top 10 is a realistic goal."

QUICK RESULTS -

March 3 - LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 5 (3); Feature: 16 (23).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Friday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev., for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

Baughman will have t-shirts and hoodies available for sale at his apparel trailer throughout the season.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beard Equipment

Beard Equipment was founded in 2006 in Midland, Texas, on the belief that a need existed for a supplier of quality equipment with knowledgeable sales people and customer service. Beard Equipment originally serviced Texas exclusively, but expanded its reach in 2007 to surrounding states and nationwide in early 2011. For more information, visit http://www.BeardEquipCo.com.

"Beard Equipment has been a great supporter and has helped us to get where we're at," Baughman said. "We look forward to getting them in the Winner's Circle several times this season."

Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, Hollywood Blasting and Coating, PPG, Precision Catalyst, B&H Industrial Supplies, Bombshell Designs, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, HMS Motorsports, Schroth Racing, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Engler Machine & Tool, Bosch, Car & Fleet, Kistler Racing Engines and Moss Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Scores First Feature Win of the Season With USCS at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBUS, Miss. (March 7, 2017) - Derek Hagar registered his first feature win of the season last Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway to cap a USCS Series doubleheader.

"It's a pretty big deal to get that first win accomplished," he said. "We had a little bit of a rough start to the weekend on Friday night. To pick up a win helped offset the Friday incident. It gives us good momentum going into this weekend and toward the end of this month when we go to Kansas for a big $15,000-to-win event that we swept last year."

Hagar kicked off last weekend on Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., where he advanced from sixth to fourth place in the dash before maneuvering from fifth to second place in a heat race. That made him the driver with the most points earned. However, the feature inversion was a six and started Hagar on the outside of the third row.

"On the start I got by Tony (Stewart) and started working my way through there," he said. "I got to third fairly quickly and then closed in on second place. I finally got a good run coming off turn four and got turned down on. It took out the front end and flipped us over to end our night early. I felt like we had a car capable of winning."

Hagar was unable to resume action following the early incident, which relegated him to a 19th-place result.

However, he rebounded in a big way the following night at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Hagar won his heat race after starting on the outside of the front row.

"That put us fourth in points and they drew the No. 4 for the inversion to put us on the pole for the main event," he said. "Things were turning around for us and going in our favor, but we had a stacked field. Tim Crawley, Tony Stewart, Terry Gray and all those guys were right behind us. I knew I had to get going. Tony, Tim and myself were the only ones beating down the fences in the heat races. I knew that everyone was running the middle to bottom so I told the crew we needed to set up for something different in the feature."

Hagar powered to the early lead before Crawley took over the top spot momentarily.

"Tim got by me and led a lap early railing the top," Hagar said. "I got underneath a lapped car and found some rubber and shot off turn four the next time by. After that I started picking lapped cars off on the bottom one at a time. We had an amazing car."

Hagar led the remainder of the race to capture his 44th career triumph with the series.

He is scheduled to return to action this Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 3 - Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss. - Dash: 4 (6); Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 19 (6).

March 4 - Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Race Graphics

Located in Marion, Ark., Xtreme Race Graphics creates custom graphics, banners and wraps. For more information, visit http://www.XtremeRaceGraphics.com .

"Dustin is a real good artist," Hagar said. "He has a real good imagination. If you want the car to look the best, I'd recommend Xtreme Race Graphics."

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

 

 

Scelzi Venturing to Las Vegas This Weekend With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (March 7, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi's season opener was delayed a week because of weather, which has only helped fuel his passion to race.

Scelzi was set to kick off the season last weekend in his home state of California before Mother Nature intervened.

"I'm ready to go," he said. "Although we didn't get to race, we were able to test in Hanford last weekend. We made 20 laps and I felt really comfortable. We had great speed in the car."

Scelzi and his Roth Motorsports backed, family owned team will venture to Las Vegas this weekend for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series FVP Outlaw Showdown on Thursday and Friday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

"I'm looking forward to going to a place I've run well at," he said. "There's nothing like it. It's a one-of-a-kind race track. The clay is different from most places you run. Even when it gets slick there's a lot of speed. It seems like there are two or three lanes of racing. You have to be throw-down fast. You have to be good from the get-go."

This year will mark the fourth straight season Scelzi has tackled the half-mile oval. His best result came in 2015 when he charged from 20 th to a ninth-place result to post his first career top 10 with the World of Outlaws.

"If we can qualify strong I think we can have a really good weekend," he said. "I don't have any expectations, but my goal is to make the show both nights from the heat races and run in the top 10. I think that's a realistic goal and it'd be a good start to the season."

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Friday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev., for the FVP Outlaw Showdown 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 -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com.

"Whipple Superchargers is known worldwide for its business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

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

 

 

BRODY ROA 5TH IN PERRIS USAC/CRA SEASON OPENER – ONTO LAS VEGAS THIS WEEK!

(Buena Park, CA, March 7, 2017) Southern California sprint car star Brody Roa opened the 2017 local racing season with an impressive fifth-place finish in the annual “Sokola Shootout” last Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway. Hot on the heels of that performance, the Garden Grove, California racer will head to The Dirt Track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for two nights of action in the “Sin City Showdown” this week.

Competing in front a large opening night crowd at Perris, Roa qualified his new, pretty green #91R fifth in the star-studded 22-car field. That placed him in the next to last row (the fastest cars start at the back in the heats) to start his 10-lap heat race. The handsome 25-year-old methodically worked his way to third place by the checkered and that earned him a ticket to start on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap “Sokola Shootout” main event.

Roa battled for the lead over the first laps of the main event and stayed in second until lap 11 when an unusual problem with a shock was starting to have some effect on the handling of the car. Unruly shock or not, he was fourth at the halfway point. He never fell out of the top five in the 30-lap race and was fifth at the checkered flag. That finish gave Roa his second top five finish in a row in the “Sokola Shootout.”

The new car performed well and even with the shock problem the team is very happy and will be ready for round #2 at Perris on April 1st.

“As usual, Brody did an excellent job assembling his new car,” his father Brett said. “This new Maxim chassis is a different design than we have run in the past and Brody was very happy with the performance. We did have a rare shock failure in the main event which caused a little handling problem. We will take that top five finish and continue to build on that the rest of the year.”

While round #2 of the USAC/CRA Series is over three weeks away, Roa is not going to let cobwebs form waiting for that one. This Thursday and Friday, March 9th and 10th, thanks to Frank Baldozier, HD Industries and Steve Watt, he is going to contest the “Sin City Showdown” at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is the opening round of the USAC West Coast and Southwest Sprint Car Series.’ Last year Roa, who won two main events and the championship in the West Coast Series, started his march to that title with a fourth-place finish at Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway is located at 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N. Las Vegas, Nevada 89115.

The BR Performance team would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2017 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Caring4Vets.com, Frank Baldozier Racing, Lee and Norma Leonard, Hot Paint Restorations, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filter, Okie Race Cars and Crow Enterprises. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s championship contending team, please call: (714) 932-7994.

Date Venue Event Finish

1-14 Tulsa Oklahoma Friday Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

3-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3-9 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

3-10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

4-1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

4-8 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

4-15 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

5-6 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

5-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

6-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

7-1 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

7-7 Gas City 69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-8 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-9 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-12 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars

7-13 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-14 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-15 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars

7-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

8-5 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

10-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-4 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

 

 

C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour returns to action at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Chico, CA – March 7, 2017…After opening the season a couple weeks back the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is now geared up and ready for round two, which takes place during the Saturday portion of the annual Silver Cup this weekend at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway.

The night of competition will mark the first of two season appearances at the famed quarter-mile, with the second coming in September on opening night of the prestigious Gold Cup Race of Champions. Upwards of 25 to 30 wingless warriors are expected on hand at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds based bullring to go after the $1200 top prize this Saturday.

"The new C&H Hunt Series had a record amount of competitors at the Toller Memorial and we’re looking forward to the same competitive-style of racing at the Silver Cup. We're very thankful that MRP and Silver Dollar Speedway Promoter Dennis Gage has welcomed our tour to be a part of these early season marquee events."

Opening race winner Cody Spencer of Orangevale will be gunning to make it back-to-back to kick-off the season on Saturday in Chico. Spencer returns to the seat of the Mark Dolner owned No. 7EJ Sprinter at the Silver Cup and will look for his second career victory come Saturday night.

He will be sure to face stiff competition however, from Marysville runner up two weeks ago Terry Schank Jr. of Santa Rosa, who finished second in the Silver Dollar Speedway points last season. Schank captured three C&H Hunt Tour wins last year and ultimately finished just one-point shy of Angelique Bell in his bid at the Chico title. The veteran is always a favorite at Silver Dollar Speedway.

One of the more impressive drives from the opener was certainly turned in by Citrus Heights youngster Kalib Henry, who led much of the race in what was his first career wingless start. The 17-year-old was last year’s Winged 410 Rookie of the Year at Silver Dollar Speedway and will be searching for his first C&H Hunt Tour win this Saturday.

A couple drivers that will look for redemption after the first race are most definitely reigning tour champion Klint Simpson of Santa Rosa and Stockton’s DJ Johnson. The two competitors battled hard for the win during opening night, only to have contact on a green-white-checkered restart dash their hopes of victory.

More drivers expected to be in action on Saturday will include last year’s tour winner at the Silver Dollar Speedway Josh Vierra, former Silver Cup victor Scott Hall, SDS champion Angelique Bell, along with Austin Liggett, Geoff Ensign, Troy Degaton, Chris Kerr, Thomas Leiby, Brent Steck, Jimmy Christian, Casey McClain, Cody Fendley, Shayna Sylvia, Tim Sherman Jr., Zachary Kavert, Nick Larson, Barry Pries Jr., Peter Paulson, Brian Grossenheider, Nathan Johnson and many more.

“We’re definitely excited to head up to Silver Dollar Speedway with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour,” commented series announcer Ron Lingron. “The opening race in Marysville was definitely a wild one with a lot of story lines coming out of it. Chico is always a great race track with a lot of history and we are anticipating a strong car count to help write another chapter in the record books. We hope all the fans will come check us out at the Silver Cup.”

The front gate will open at 5pm on Saturday night, with racing expected to get underway around 6:30pm. All seating is general admission during the night. Adult tickets cost $22, seniors and juniors will be $18, children 6 to 11 are $6, while kids five and under are free. Online ticketing is available to avoid standing in lines and can be purchased at https://events.admitoneproducts.com/tkt_sales.php…

The Silver Dollar Speedway is located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, a half-mile west of SR 99 on Park Ave in Chico, California. For more information visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com

Contingency winners from round one in Marysville: West Coast Race Parts Fast Time DJ Johnson, LRB Inc. Heat one Cody Spencer, SpeedMart Heat two Austin Liggett, Benic Enterprises Heat three Terry Schank Jr., Santamauro Racing Products Dash Klint Simpson, Davis Motorsports of Reno Hard Charger Troy Degaton, TW Racefotos Hard Luck Thomas Leiby, Air One Hvac Systems first rollover Scott Hall

Information on the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless 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

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, West Coast Race Parts, LRB Inc., SpeedMart, Benic Enterprises, Santamauro Racing Products, Davis Motorsports of Reno, Air One Hvac Systems and TW Racefotos.

If you’re interested in joining the 12-race tour as a marketing partner please contact Scott Hall at scotthallracing@gmail.com

Upcoming C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour events-

Saturday March 11: Silver Dollar Speedway (Silver Cup)
Saturday April 1: Petaluma Speedway
Saturday April 15: Placerville Speedway
Saturday May 27: Stockton Dirt Track

 

 

Price-Miller 13th With World of Outlaws in Kilgore, TX

PETERSEN MEDIA- Following the World of Outlaws during the western swing, Parker Price-Miller had a nice night in Kilgore, TX that saw him end up with a 13th place finish.

“We are definitely making some improvements, and had a much better car than our result shows, but the driver made an error early in the race and backed us up early,” Price-Miller said.

Checking in at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX, Price-Miller timed the 360 Yield/DuPont/FlyingAG backed No. 2 machine in 11th fastest in qualifying time trials. Lining up fourth in his heat race, the Kokomo, IN driver would grab the third spot, and find himself in the fourth row for the 35-lap feature event.

At the start of the race, Price-Miller would get out of shape and his machine would slide up the track and get into the retaining wall. Able to keep it under power, Price-Miller would gather himself back up though would be mired back in the 19th spot.

Though deep in the field, Price-Miller showed he had a strong car as he began working his way forward. Taking advantage of a couple of late race restarts, ‘The Law Firm’ would get his entry up to the 13th spot when the checkered flag flew.

“We had the speed to finish up where we started, but I made a mistake on the start of the race,” Price-Miller said. “We are making improvements nightly, and I am excited for what’s to come at some more new tracks.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank 360 Yield, Pioneer, DuPont, FlyingAG, Agee Farms, Encirca, Chalk Stix, and PPM Titanium for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller will be back in action with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this Thursday and Friday night in Las Vegas, NV.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour "Kids Dash for Cash"

Ray Etherton of Garner Heat Treat Inc. has come on board to help sponsor each of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour "Kids Dash for Cash" events at the Petaluma Speedway this season. The company will join Mason Moore Racing on Saturday April 29 and the Thomas Family on Monday July 3, expanding the Kids Dash for Cash to 4000 nickels that will be up for grabs during those events.

With the added support of Garner Heat Treat Inc., championship night on Saturday November 4 in Stockton will also be bumped up to $700 worth of nickels and quarters that will be available to the youngsters. The hope is to increase championship night to an even $1000 by the end of the season. If you are interested in joining the SCCT Kids for Cash as a partner simply email Gary Thomas at gary7n@sbcglobal.net

From prior release:

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presents Kids Dash for Cash will work as follows: Each night a limited number of kids, ages four to ten, will have the opportunity to head on track (time permitting) just before the RacePartsTrader.com Dash draw for sprint car drivers. At that point a minimum of 2000 nickels will be dropped on the racetrack and the youngsters will have a chance to pick up and keep as many coins as they can. If time becomes an issue the Kids Dash for Cash will be held at a selected area near the grandstands.

The plan is for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour social team to have wrist bands available at a pre-designated area, and the kids that acquire them will be allowed to participate. The hope is to have a different set of children at each race.

Each child participating will also receive a custom water bottle courtesy of Light up the World Beverages. Light up the World Beverages bottles are great for birthday parties, gender reveal parties and any type of special event or celebration. To learn more about the unique company that is rapidly gaining steam visit them at https://www.lutwb.com/

Nightly partners include:

April 1 Antioch Speedway- M & L Plumbing
April 15 Placerville Speedway- Mancamp Motorsports
April 21 Thunderbowl Raceway- Owen Larson Racing
April 29 Petaluma Speedway- Mason Moore Racing and Garner Heat Treat Inc.
May 27 Stockton Dirt Track- San Joaquin Asparagus Festival
June 17 Antioch Speedway- Probilt Construction
June 24 Calistoga Speedway- Rico Abreu Racing
July 2 Stockton Dirt Track- Kyle Larson Racing
July 3 Petaluma Speedway- Thomas Family and Garner Heat Treat Inc.
July 29 Fernley 95A Speedway- Probilt Construction
August 25 Placerville Speedway- Finley Farms
August 26 Stockton Dirt Track- MAJ1K Motorsports
November 4 Stockton Dirt Track- $700 Night

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, ART Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CRV Carbon Solutions, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions and Walker Performance Filtration.

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd Wires Field at Sokola Shootout

PETERSEN MEDIA- Richard Vander Weerd came out of the gate swinging to open his 2017 season. Putting his Vander Weerd Racing entry on the pole during Saturday night’s Sokola Shootout at Perris Auto Speedway, the Visalia, CA would go on to lead every lap and pocket the opening night win.

“The track was really fast, and I needed to take advantage of our starting spot,” Richard Vander Weerd said. “We had a good car, and put together 30 strong laps.”

With 22 cars checked into the pit area on Saturday night to kick off USAC/CRA action, Vander Weerd got his season underway by stopping the clocks with the seventh fastest lap of the night during qualifying time trials.

Picking up a second place finish during his heat race, Vander Weerd would sneak into the feature event inversion and ultimately found his Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development backed entry on the front row of the feature event.

When the green flag flew, Vander Weerd was hard on the throttle and beat fellow front row started, Brody Roa, in a drag race into turn one to grab the early lead. Out front, Vander Weerd slowly pulled away from the pack as the action heated up behind him.

As drivers jockeyed for the second spot for much of the race, Vander Weerd was able to gap the field as the laps clicked off. Turning in 30 strong laps, Vander Weerd ended his night by parking the Vander Weerd Racing entry in victory lane.

“It is always great to open your season up with a win,” Richard Vander Weerd added. “I have to thank my guys for all of their efforts, and hopefully this is a sing of what is come this year.”

Richard and his Vander Weerd Racing team would like to thank Vander Weerd Construction, Stonegate Development, Battery Worx, Mid-Valley Pipe, Basic Industries, Factory Kahne Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, FK Rod Ends, PXP Racewear and K&N for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-1, Wins-1, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Richard Vander Weerd will be in action this Thursday and Friday night at the Las Vegas Dirt Track in Las Vegas, NV.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Vander Weerd Racing by ‘Liking’ them on facebook at www.facebook.com/VanderWeerdRacing.

 

 

Willie Croft 4th at Mini Gold Cup Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- A busy winter for Willie Croft saw him kick his season off Friday night in Chico, CA. On an unusually slick surface that ended up taking rubber, Croft would close his night with a fourth place finish.

“We had a really busy winter re-tooling for the 2017 season, and I really have to thank everyone who made it all possible,” Willie Croft said. “It was nice to finally get back racing, and it ended up being an okay night.”

Kicking the season off by timing the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Factory Kahne backed No. 29 machine in fastest during qualifying time trials. Lining up alongside Kyle Hirst in heat race action, Croft would settle for a second place finish and earn a place in the night’s redraw.

Pulling the two pill, Croft would line his potent entry up on the front row of the feature event where he would again be alongside Hirst coming to the green. As the night went on, the track would continue to slick off and be tough to get traction in the early goings of the feature event.

When the race went green, Croft and Hirst would battle for real estate on the bottom of the speedway as the Roseville, CA wheelman ran in the second spot. Falling back to third following an early restart, Croft would continue to stay committed to the bottom as he chased after Hirst and now DJ Netto.

As the laps clicked of, the track would start taking rubber on the high side of the speedway, and as Croft changed lanes to find it he now ran in fourth. Once the rubber went down, action became single file and Croft would close his opening night with a Top-Five finish.

“Overall it was an okay first night out,” Willie Croft added. “We have some work to do before Las Vegas (NV), but I am happy with our start.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Hinchman Indy, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, QTM, XYZ, Dan Olson Products, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, and GUTS for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-11.

ON TAP: Croft will now travel to Las Vegas, NV to battle the World of Outlaws this Thursday and Friday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Willie Croft Racing by visiting www.williecroftracing.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @WillieCroft29.

 

 

Saturday Night Marks Round 1 of Civil War Series Presented by Flowmaster 2017 Season at Silver Dollar Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA)- Saturday night in Chico, CA the 27th season for the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster comes to life in a big way. Sanctioning the annual Silver Cup at the Silver Dollar Speedway, Saturday night’s season opening event will offer up a cool $4000 to the feature event winner, and will pay $400 to make the feature event.

“It has been a wild off season, and I know we are all ready to go racing,” PMG President, John Prentice said. “We are very much looking forward to being a part of the 2017 Silver Cup, and are expecting it to be a great show.”

The 2017 Civil War Series will offer some new changes in what is the 27th year of competition. For one, all races will pay at least $2500 to win, and $400 to start with a few, such as the Silver Cup, paying more to win. One thing fans will notice on restarts is a single file formation opposed to double file restarts that the series has used the last few seasons.

“After talking to drivers and teams it was a pretty big consensus to go back to single file restarts with a cone on the front stretch, so we made that change,” Prentice added. “Fans enjoyed double-file restarts, but we think going single file will bring another element of excitement to our program.”

In 2017 there will be no pill draw fee for the Civil War Series, and there is no mandatory number of races to attend to be included in the final point pay out with the Top-10 in points earning at least $1000.

Fresh off of his ninth Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster championship, Andy Forsberg comes into this season looking to add to his total and his quest for No. 10 will begin on Saturday night.

“All of us at Silver Dollar Speedway are extremely excited to have the Civil War Series on the card at the Silver Cup,” Silver Dollar Speedway Director of Communications, Troy Hennig said. “The series put on some fantastic racing in 2016, and we are expecting more of the same in 2017.”

Saturday night is shaping up to be a strong field with drivers like Kyle Hirst, Sean Becker, Shane Golobic, Mitchell Faccinto, Geoff Ensign, Mason Moore, Koen Shaw, Lucas Ashe, Brad Bumgarner, and many more expected to be on hand for the season opening event.

Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, the front gate is scheduled to open at 5pm with racing slated to go green at 630pm. Adult tickets will be on sale for $22, junior and seniors will be admitted for $18, children for $5, and kids five and under are free. Remember, in 2017 you can avoid ticket lines at Silver Dollar Speedway by purchasing your tickets online at www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

2017 Civil War Series Nightly Payout-

1. $2500

2. $1400

3. $1100

4. $800

5. $725

6. $600

7. $550

8. $500

9. $475

10. $450

11. $425

12. $400

13. $400

14. $400

15. $400

16. $400

17. $400

18. $400

19. $400

20. $400

21. $400

22. $400

B- Main

7. $150

8. $75

9 and beyond $50

2017 Point Pay Out

1. $6000

2. $3000

3. $2000

4. $1500

5. $1000

6. $1000

7. $1000

8. $1000

9. $1000

10. $1000

2017 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

3/11 Silver Dollar Speedway- Silver Cup $4000 to win!

3/31 Silver Dollar Speedway

5/27 Marysville Raceway- Mel Hall Memorial $3000 to win!

5/28 Silver Dollar Speedway- Fair Race

7/1 Marysville Raceway

7/14 Ocean Speedway- HK Classic

7/22 Thunderbowl Raceway

8/19 Ocean Speedway- Johnny Key Classic $5000 to win!

9/6 Silver Dollar Speedway- Gold Cup

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster kicks the 2017 season off on March 11th at Silver Dollar Speedway during the annual Silver Cup.

2016 WINNERS: Willie Croft (March 25th, Silver Dollar Speedway), Andy Forsberg (May 28th, Marysville Raceway), Cory Eliason (May 29th, Silver Dollar Speedway), Steven Tiner (June 11th, Placerville Speedway), Sean Becker (June 18th, Petaluma Speedway), Kyle Hirst (July 15th Ocean Speedway), Sean Becker (August 6th Placerville Speedway), Justin Sanders (August 20th Ocean Speedway), Mitchell Faccinto (September 7th Silver Dollar Speedway), Sean Becker (September 17th Marysville Raceway), Sean Becker (September 24th Petaluma Speedway), Jason Meyers (November 5th Stockton Dirt Track).

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints. For more information on Flowmaster, please visit www.flowmastermufflers.com.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360ci Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2017, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 9 events at 4 different tracks around California.

 

 

Madsen Battles Back To 12th after Late Race Flat Tire; Sin-City On Tap

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen had a great night going in Kilgore, TX. Working his way up to sixth, Madsen would cut down his left rear tire with just nine laps left in the race, but fought back to earn a 12th place finish.

“We had a really good car on Friday night, but some bad luck got us late in the race,” Ian Madsen said. “I have been pretty happy with the speed we have had to date, and am looking forward to getting back out West again.”

Kicking the night off by timing in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials, the St. Marys, NSW pilot would finish fourth during his heat race and punch his ticket into the feature event.

Finding himself in the 11th starting position for the 35-lap ‘A’ Main event, Madsen would flex his muscles as he began working his way forward against the always strong World of Outlaws field.

Putting the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Kline Electric backed No. 18 anywhere there was open real estate, Madsen would soon find himself in the sixth spot and gaining. Continuing to run in sixth as laps clicked off, Madsen would soon drift to a stop on the 26th lap.

With a left rear tire flat, Madsen would go to the work area and the KCP Racing team would make quick repairs and get Madsen back on the speedway. Lining up as the last car on the lead lap, Madsen would continue to show speed in the final laps as he clawed his way back up to finish in the 12th spot.

“It was certainly a little disappointing to not finish up front where he should have finished, but this sport is rough like that,” Madsen added. “We have a great team put together this year with some great partners, and I am looking forward to a year of good finishes.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Team Kline Electric, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, Flatrate, Inc., Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Lucas Oil, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-2, Top-5’s- 7, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to Las Vegas, NV for a Sin-City doubleheader Thursday and Friday 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.

 

 

Cox Looking Forward to Silver Cup Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justyn Cox is hoping to finally get his 2017 underway on Friday night. Two mechanical failures in his first two attempts at kicking off the season have him chomping at the bit to get back to Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night.

“It certainly has not gone how we had hoped so far,” Justyn Cox said. “We lost an engine on Friday night, and then to top it off something went south in our Toterhome to make a tough night even worse.”

One week after having a suspension issues keep him out of the feature event, Justyn Cox and his Cox Family Racing team would see an engine expire during time trials, bringing his night to an end.

“We built a brand new GF1 Chassis over the winter, and I was really looking forward to seeing how it worked over the weekend,” Cox added. “We will get our 360ci engine bolted in it this week, and head back to Chico, CA on Friday night and give it a shake down.”

Aside from engine woes, Cox’s team had Toterhome trouble and enlisted the services of long time partner, PM Truck Repair.

“I have to send a huge thank you to the Silver Dollar Fairground staff for helping our team pull our rig to solid ground, as well as long time partner, PM Truck Repair for helping us get back to Sacramento,” Cox added.

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, EyeLusions, 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 2017!

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-0

ON TAP: Cox will be in action this Friday night in Chico, CA for the Silver Cup opener.

 

 

Kenny Allen 15th at Silver Dollar Speedway Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Quickly getting back to action after last week’s season opener, Kenny Allen would have a bit of an up down night at Silver Dollar Speedway as he ended up with a 15th place finish.

“We had good speed again, but the driver made some mistakes in the feature and it cost us,” Kenny Allen said.

Battling a shifter cable issue in hot laps, Allen would get his first look at the Silver Dollar Speedway during time trials where he would time the Chico Truck and RV/Dawson Landscaping/Lane Tractor Sales backed No. 7k in 10th quickest.

In a loaded heat race, the Chico, CA driver would find himself battling with the likes of Kyle Hirst and Willie Croft in a battle up front. Holding both drivers off for a few laps, Allen would end up finishing in the third position.

Finding himself in the sixth row of the 25-lap ‘A’ Main event, Allen would get off to a slow start on an extremely slick Silver Dollar Speedway racing surface. Getting comfortable after a couple of laps, Allen would come alive and begin working his way towards the top five.

Using the high side of the speedway, Allen flirted with danger lap after lap, though he would work his way up to the sixth spot. Running sixth, Allen would have some trouble in turn three late in the race as he would hang his right-rear over the edge of the speedway and fall back drastically.

Able to get his machine gathered up, Allen would end his night with a 15th place finish.

“The night definitely could have gone better, but I just need to calm down and focus on limiting my mistakes,” Allen said. “I have to thank everyone who helps us out, and now we look forward to another weekend in Chico.”

Kenny Allen would like to thank Chico Truck and RV, Dawson Landscaping, and Lane Tractor Sales for their support in 2017.

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2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Allen will return to action this Friday and Saturday night back at Silver Dollar Speedway for the Silver Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Kenny Allen on Twitter by following along @kennyallen_7k.

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Sean Becker Gets Hard Fought Third Place Finish at Silver Dollar Speedway Season Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA- Sean Becker and Menne Motorsports have been familiar front runners at Silver Dollar Speedway the last few years. With the 2017 season kicking off on Friday night, Becker and team continued to the trend as ‘The Shark’ charged from his sixth starting spot to finish third.

“We rolled out a brand new car for the season opener, and we were all really happy with how it handled,” Sean Becker said. “We had good speed all night, and got a nice finish to open things up.”

Timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay, Inc. No. 75 entry in third fastest in qualifying time trials, Becker would battle with Michael Kofoid during heat race action before recording a second place finish at the line.

Pulling the six-pill during the redraw, Becker would line the Astro Titanium/Ponybracket.com/Hunt’s Race World backed entry up in the third row on a very slicked off Silver Dollar Speedway racing surface.

Taking a liking to the top of the speedway, Becker would get by Sean Watts early in the race, before later clearing Bud Kaeding to take over the fourth spot. As the track began to start taking rubber, Becker would get around Willie Croft for the third position and then began to reel in DJ Netto.

Getting to Netto, Becker would make a bid on the inside for the second spot but rubber on the top side of the track gave Netto the advantage and kept Becker in third. With most of the field finding the rubber, things would become status quo for the back half of the race as Becker hung on to finish third.

“It was kind of a bummer that it took rubber, because we had a really good car,” Becker added. “I want to thank Dan Menne and all these companies who support us and make this all possible. We are looking forward to this coming weekend if the weather cooperates.”

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Hunt’s Race World, Molecule, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, K&N, Pioneer Auto Body, and The Joie of Seating for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 1, Wins- 0, Top 5’s- 1, Top 10’s- 1

ON TAP: Becker and Menne Motorsports will return to Silver Dollar Speedway this Friday and Saturday night as they take part in the Silver Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023, or https://www.facebook.com/mennemotorsports/.

 

 

DJ Netto Second in Chico, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: One week after winning his season opener in Marysville, CA, DJ Netto pocketed a second place finish in his first 410ci race of the year. Traveling to Chico, CA for the Mini Gold Cup, Netto battled with Kyle Hirst on a slick surface before coming up just short of his second win of the season.

“We had a really good car all night long on Friday, and had something for Kyle if the rubber doesn’t go down on the track” DJ Netto said. “We were really good up top, and in traffic he got to searching and got up before I could get around him, and then it was on.”

Timing the Clyde and Marion Lamar No. 3c machine in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials, Netto would battle with Sean Watts in heat race action before a late run would see him come up just inches short of the win.

Moving into the redraw, the Hanford, CA driver would the ‘four’ pill and grid the field from the second row for the 25-lap ‘A’ Main. Battling with Sean Watts for the opening laps for the third spot, Netto would soon get the position as he then set his sights on second running, Willie Croft.

Able to use the top to his advantage, Netto would get by Croft on the fifth lap and then his pursuit for the lead ramped up. As Kyle Hirst continued to work the bottom, Netto pounded the top and closed in on the race leader as laps continued to click off.

Just after the race’s halfway point, lapped traffic came into play and Netto was in position to pounce. Glued to the top, Netto would see traffic force Hirst up to the top just ahead of him and his progress would slow as Hirst too found the rubber that was starting to go down on the speedway.

Continue to stalk Hirst’s every move, Netto remained in the second spot as the race drew to a close. Taking a shot on the last lap, Netto would make things close, but Hirst would have too much grip and he would settle for a second place finish.

“We have been able to get two races in now, and we have really had an extremely strong car both nights,” Netto added. “We head to Las Vegas, NV this week to meet up with the World of Outlaws, and I have some confidence heading into a track that I have struggled at in the past. I have to thank Clyde and Marion Lamar for what they continue to do for me, as well as my family, and my guys who work on this thing.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-4, Wins-1, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-3

ON TAP: DJ Netto will return to action this Thursday and Friday in Las Vegas, NV as he will make his 2017 debut with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

Brady Bacon – Seventh With WoO in Lonestar Debut!

(Bill W) March 6, 2017 – Brady Bacon and the Bacon/Marshall Motorsports #99 team hit the ground running last Friday night with the World of Outlaws. The team battled back from a tough qualifying effort to charge from 12th to seventh in the feature event at Lonestar Speedway near Kilgore, Texas. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma driver will next pull double duty for the Josh Ford Racing #73 team at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas with both the World of Outlaws and the non-wing USAC Southwest and USAC West Coast 360 sprint divisions this Thursday and Friday.

A good early pill can be essential in qualifying with the Outlaws, but on Friday, being the fourth car out didn’t pay. “Early, it was sandy and loose,” says Brady. “I didn’t really get a good lap even the way the track was. I don’t think it would have mattered much…maybe three or four spots. The track picked up six or seven-tenths by the end of the qualifying. It was one of those deals.”

Lining up sixth in his heat, Brady picked up a pair of spots to finish fourth. “We were able to improve a couple of spots in the heat, so that was good,” he says. “I actually had the fastest lap in the heat race. We were all pretty close, but we were good.”

The 1/3-mile bullring was prime come feature time, and Brady would start outside of row six.

“We kind of worked our way up,” he says. “A few guys had some problems. The last eight or nine laps, we were really good. We passed two or three cars on the bottom of one and two.”

The result was a strong seventh place finish. “I was really pleased with that,” says Brady. “The first night out, you just don’t want anything to go wrong. We were able to get a pretty good finish with the Outlaws, so we were happy. We had the good balance that we had last year when we gained some ground, so it was very encouraging. To be fast at the end of the race is the key, and we did that. That’s what pays the money.”

You can’t help but wonder what would have happened with a different result in time trials. “A decent qualifying spot would have given us a shot to finish in the top two or three spots,” says Brady. “It’s very encouraging going into the big swing that we’ll have with the Outlaws in the #99 staring in April.”

Brady hopes that switching cars this week will be seamless in Vegas. “We’re definitely looking forward to it,” he says. “The #73 car is a similar package as the #99. Hopefully, we can run well. We made both of those shows last year. I don’t think we had as good a program then as we do now. We had a top ten going at Placerville last year too before we got in a wreck. We are excited to get out there.”

He’ll be doing double duty both nights, as he’ll run the non-wing 360 car as well as with the Outlaws. “We weren’t originally planning that, but they kept bumping the purse up,” says Brady. “It was good enough that we needed to do that. It will be a lot of racing, and hopefully, we can get four good finishes.”

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Bacon/Marshall Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors for all their help: Priority Aviation, Fatheadz Eyewear, Triple X Race Co., Tel-Star Technologies, KTA Kiser’s Truck and Auto (formerly Sham’s Garage), Heath Clips Lawn Care, Factory Kahne, FK Indy, Lightning Wings, CP Carrillo, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline, Keizer Wheels, Smiley’s Racing Products, Sweet Mfg., Butlerbuilt Seats, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Proglide Coatings, Diversified Machine Inc., Wilwood, Allstar Performance, Simpson, Octane Ink, PAC Springs, Schroeder, Schroth Racing, Smith Titanium, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

Dooling/Hayward Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for all their help: Dooling Machine, B&H Contractors, Diversified Machine, Inc., Stanton Engines, Spike Chassis, Sander, Sweet Mfg., FK Indy, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson, Butlerbuilt, Schroeder, Schoenfeld and Schroth Racing.

 

 

Coldren Motorsports

The 07 team has been hard at work getting everything ready for the openers at Port Royal and Williams Grove Speedway. The defending Speed Palace champs will have 3 brand new XXX chassis's. Powered by HP Engines and riding on Factory Kahne Shocks. The 07 will also feature a new design by Brooks Graphix of Mechanicsburg, PA. Some of the awesome sponsors for the 2017 season include:

Water Treatment by Design Alloy Wheel Repair Leach's Automotive Advantage Controls Aquaphoenix Ramsey's Car Wash Special Pathogens Laboratory HP Engines Vector Industries Brooks Graphix And many more!

The Coldren Motorsports team plans to run a similar schedule as 2016, that will include working to defend their Port Royal Speedway track championship. Also on the schedule is PA Speedweek and possibly a bit more traveling. The team will compete against the World of Outlaw's, All Star Circuit of Champions, and the always tough drivers of the PA Posse.

Big shout-out to the crew, driver and owner for all the hard work this off season. Keep up to date with everything Coldren Motorsports, and Doug Esh by following the Coldren Motorsports, and Doug Esh Racing pages on Facebook and Twitter.

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INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR A SUCCESS FOR SWEENEY RUSH SPRINT CARS; INTEREST CONTINUES TO BUILD

March 6, 2017 (By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance held an inaugural informational seminar on Saturday, March 3 at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center located near New Castle, Pa. The seminar for the Series that will debut in 2018 was well attended by many prospective racers as pertinent information was distributed and discussed.

The seminar was organized and hosted by RUSH Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone. Pace's Director of Circle Track Development, Don Blackshear, was part of the panel and explained the facets of RUSH's required GM 602 engine package by Pace. Weekly Series sponsor, Scott Bonnell of Bonnell's Rod Shop, made the trip down from Fairview, Pa. and expressed his enthusiasm and support of the division. Two of RUSH's Authorized Repair Facilities, Jennerstown Engine Technologies and Race 1, were also present.

The prospective racers in attendances included a melting pot of various backgrounds and experience levels. These drivers are viewing the RUSH Sprint Cars as either a great opportunity to either advance in their racing careers or the ability to be able to continue to race with an affordable division . Attendees received a considerable amount of handouts including a detailed informational sheet on the division, a Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car engine package sheet, information on the Bilstein Shocks from rep Jim Hiland, and a tentative set of rules. That information is now available online at www.rushsprintcars.com.

"It was great to see such a diverse group of racers turn out for the seminar," acknowledged Emig. "I can honestly say I was really surprised that the majority of attendees were new faces and racers that we were not previously aware were interested and already committed to the division. Since the announcement, we've been receiving calls, e-mails, and social media messages nearly on a daily basis from interested racers. I really believe the RUSH Sprint Car package is spot on in creating an extremely affordable way for individuals to go Sprint Car racing. It simply has all the right components to help control costs; the Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car engine, Bilstein sealed/spec shocks, Hoosier spec tire, and a controlled spec fuel program. This program is going to level the playing field right out of the box and put the racing back into the driver's hands!"

"I'm very excited about this program and proud to be able to offer support," said Bonnell. "Vicki and the RUSH team have a proven record of success and always do what they say they are going to do. I believe this division will be no exception. This is going to be an exciting division for the fans as well as with it being non-wing offering a different product and even better racing."

The Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars will debut in 2018 throughout the western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio region with the ability of its technical rules package to be adopted throughout the country. The RUSH Sprints will feature traditional, non-wing cars utilizing the cost-effective Pace Performance GM 602 Crate Sprint Car engine package developed by the team at Pace Performance utilizing RUSH Methanol Eco Fuel on $135 sealed, spec RUSH Bilstein Shocks, and an affordable spec Hoosier Tire. The program will be kicked off with the Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series point fund of more than $20,000 with $5,000 going to the inaugural champion!

Since the initial press release was posted, the Series' website has been launched with information now available at www.rushsprintcars.com. If you've yet to "like" the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars or "follow" the Twitter page @RUSHSprints please do so. If you'd like added to the potential driver list or press release list, send an e-mail to info@rushracingseries.com.

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, and Maxima Racing Oils.

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.

 

 

Drag Racers Highlight Day Two Of 10th Annual Quaker Steak And Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show

The Quaker Steak and Lube Tenth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show kicked off on Sunday to a record breaking start as 161 cars filled the Mall walkways and the great momentum of the event carried into Monday evening as day two of the week long journey into racing featured a salute to the Drag Racing history in the Tri-County area and beyond. A solid group of drag racers from the straight line racing community have become a core part of the Mall Show and a variety of drag racing cars dot the Mall walkways. Alex's Tire/Breidingers Speed Shop located in Stockertown, PA and and Murante's Auto Repair located in Nazareth, PA sponsored the Monday evening show.

Straight line fever became the main topic of discussion and operating drag racing facilities such as Island Dragway, Englishtown, Maple Grove and Atco along with long closed facilities such as Harmony, Old Bridge, Vargo, Flemington and Mountain View (The Sticks) were highlighted in a fun night of great story telling and fantastic racing memories. The diverse show schedule has something different planned for each night of the show and the Friday events on March 10th will feature two shows going back to back with the Legends of Racing taking place at 4 PM honoring the Grand Marshal of the event, Sammy Beavers, and the evening show paying tribute to the open wheel divisions of racing. The show closes on March 11th with Flemington Speedway Historical Society putting together a tremendous celebration to all of the great open wheel racing that took place at the famed Flemington Fair Speedway. A solid group of open wheel legends is expected in for the closing day of the show.

With the eclectic Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurants the lead sponsor of the event, the excitement and the pulse for the week long show quickens with each day as the diverse schedule of the week long show offers a bit of everything to all racing fans. The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak & Lube annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908 454 2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak & Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting. Request a table underneath the Bob Pickell number 300 Modified for an additional racing experience.

The 10th annual edition of the show has amazing sponsorship support through headline sponsor Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant chain and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Enterprise Car Sales, Premio Foods, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Jeff's Automotive, Alex's Tire/Breidingers Speed Shop, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies, R&F International Muffler and Brake, Murante Auto Repair, Martocci Automotive, Chrin Automotive, Dean Autosports, Carl's Auto Repair, Huston's Automotive, Ralph's Radiator and Persa's Auto Repair. Nightly driver interviews and race cars of all types provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular racing seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be FREE of charge to the mall traffic and the 2017 edition of the show is the trend setter and show stopper of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

Tuesday night's show will feature "The Stars of Tomorrow" as the quarter midget drivers will be on hand to chat about their budding racing careers and many of them will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizeable crowd. The evening is sponsored by Adam's Brothers Used Auto Parts located in Allentown, PA and the number to reach them is: 610-264-2334 and Persa's Auto Repair located in Bath, PA with a number to reach them at: 610-837-7800.

Round tabling the drag racing discussions on Monday night were Ed Beers, Don Knoblick, online radio show host Kelli Barbato, sponsors Alex Cortezzo and Lou Murante, Ralph Murante, Pete and Patti Linsky, Joe Opitz, Lou Horvath and special appearance from drag racing legend Carl Ruth. Tri State Memorabilia had Wyatt Jacobus on hand to talk about the close cross sectioning of the circle track and drag racing community.

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Remembering Nazareth, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos and Mocatek Memories through Justin Beltrame have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information is available regarding the show by calling: 443-513-4456.

On display at the Mall include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, Midgets, 360 and 410 Sprints, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars and drag racing cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, Mahoning, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Oreville and Accord, will again be among the many speedways involved with the 2017 show.

The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes and how the Dirt Track Heroes became a reality. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the upcoming 2017 racing season.

Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2017 Schedule of Events

Tuesday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) Adam’s Brothers Used Auto Parts and Persa’s Auto Repair presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State

Wednesday- March 8 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 9- (6:30)- Searock Fabrication & Speed Supplies and Ralph’s Radiator presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 10 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – Premio Foods & RF International Muffler presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” honoring Grand Marshal Sammy Beavers with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.

Second Show- (6:30 PM)- Martocci Automotive, Dean’s Auto Sports and Carl’s Auto Repair & Chrin’s Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 11 - (1:00) –-Premio Foods and Enterprise Car Sales presents Special Tribute to Open Wheel Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

Three Premiere Travelling Divisions at Silver Cup This Weekend

Chico, CA (March 6, 2017) …. Since 1982, the Silver Cup has been a reoccurring popular race at Silver Dollar Speedway. Originally, it was a Pure Stock event. Over the years, the dirt modifieds, wingless sprints and winged 360 sprints have joined the docket. Starting in 1990, winged sprint cars were added to the event and by 1999 they became the mainstay of the event. Friday night, March 10th, night number one of the Silver Cup will feature winged 360 sprints, wingless sprints and street stocks. The winged 360 sprints will race for a $2,000 winner pay day. On Saturday night, the speedway is proud to host three premiere traveling divisions on one night. The Speedway will host the first point race of the year for the Civil War Sprint Car Series. A large car count is expected as promoter Dennis Gage is offering a $4,000 pay day to the winner of the main event. Joining them are the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. Silver Dollar Speedway will host the series second points show of the year. The tour kicked things off with 26 drivers competing at Marysville Raceway on February 25th. As if that wasn’t enough, the IMCA Modified Allstar Tour makes their only appearance of the season at Silver Dollar Speedway. The 13 race traveling tour features some of the best in the business when it comes to dirt modified drivers. Bobby Hogge IV of Salinas, Ryan McDaniel of Marysville and Yuba City’s Duane Cleveland are top competitors of the series. The pit gate will open at 2 PM each afternoon while the front grandstands will open at 5 PM each night. Racing is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM. Friday night March 10th the adult general admission ticket will cost $17.00. On this night seniors and juniors are $14.00 with children just $5.00. On Saturday night March 11th, adult general admission is $22.00, seniors and juniors are $18.00 and children $5.00. Kids five and under are FREE each night. To avoid standing in long lines the Speedway now has an on-line purchase tickets option located at www.silverdollarspeedway.com . Mini Gold Cup Friday night winner Kyle Hirst of Paradise is set to compete at both nights of the Silver Cup. Joining him will be Sean Becker of Roseville, Andy Forsberg of Auburn and Chico’s Brad Bumgarner, Kenny Allen and Mason Moore. Hanford’s D.J. Netto, winner of the Toller Memorial at Marysville, Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Fresno’s Koen Shaw and Sebastopol’s Geoff Ensign’s give the Silver Cup a talented and deep field of sprint cars this weekend. Orangevale, Ca driver Cody Spencer won the opening point race for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. Klint Simpson of Santa Rosa, Citrus Heights’ Kalib Henry, DJ Johnson of Stockton and Santa Rosa’s Terry Schank Jr. are some of the top drivers expected to contend for the win on Saturday night. Sacramento’s Troy Degaton, Tracy’s Austin Ligett and Sebastopol’s Geoff Ensign will also give the crowd plenty of top notch drivers to root for. For more information please visit the website at www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

Brock Zearfoss will begin Port Royal Speedway title chase during season opener on March 11

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (March 6, 2017) - After finishing a career-high second in the Port Royal Speedway championship chase in 2016, the highest of any track championship finish during 410 sprint car competition in Central Pennsylvania, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss will return to the “Speed Palace” full-time in 2017, attempting to capture a title at one of sprint car racing’s most competitive, weekly hotspots.

“We had a great season last year. It was definitely something to be proud about,” Brock Zearfoss said. “The only thing to do now is return and hunt for a championship. We’ve tasted victory there before, and we know what it takes to be competitive and race toward the front, so now we need to use that to our advantage. We’ll take things one weekend at a time and work toward consistency and wins. If we do that, a championship will come on its own.”

Brock Zearfoss will kick-off his 2017 season, as well as his 2017 Port Royal Speedway title chase, during Port Royal’s season opener on Saturday evening, March 11. The $3,500-to-win program will be the first to two events for the Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native during the upcoming weekend, also planning to attend the Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday afternoon, March 12.

Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley’s Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/ No. 3Z, is a former main event winner at Port Royal Speedway, as well as Williams Grove Speedway, recording three total podiums between the pair of half-miles last season.

“I can’t thank my family, team and all of my supporters enough for their efforts in making our 2017 season happen,” Zearfoss explained. “I’m privileged to be in this position. We aim to pick up right where we left off and represent everyone involved proudly.”

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure and ‘follow’ the ‘Jonestown Jet’ on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing.

2017 Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise is now available and can be found at all scheduled events.

Recent Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished 2nd in final Port Royal Speedway 410 Sprint Car track championship.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)
2017 Wins: N/A

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, Tate and Sons Firewood.

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / corini.anthony@yahoo.com / info@fullyinjected.com / www.fullyinjected.com
Twitter: @FI_Motorsports

 


 

Sides Aiming for First Win in Las Vegas This Weekend With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - KILGORE, Texas (March 6, 2017) - Jason Sides is hopeful luck is on his side as he is venturing to Las Vegas this week for the FVP Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Sides has been involved in a crash during the two World of Outlaws weekends this season, including last Friday at LoneStar Speedway during the East Texas Lone Star Shootout.

"The car felt really loose in hot laps to begin the night," he said. "We were in the infield before qualifying and couldn't go to the trailer so we tightened it up a bit. It wasn't that great and felt loose in qualifying. We didn't qualify very well. We tightened it up some more for the heat race and that helped. The more we tightened it the better it got."

Sides, who qualified 19th quickest overall, maneuvered from seventh to fifth place in a heat race to lock himself into the 13 th starting position for the main event. However, the team found a problem on the race car and was able to fix it prior to the feature.

"That made a world of difference in the main event," he said. "We had a really good car and moved forward. We were up to eighth with nine laps remaining when we had a caution. When we got going another driver got into us from behind and spun us out. It collected me, Aaron Reutzel and Joey Saldana. When Joey hit us it ripped the nose wing and top wing up and when Reutzel got into us it bend the hip bar by the seat."

Sides was unable to finish the race and he was credited with a 21 st-place result.

Saturday's show at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, was postponed to April 13 because of inclement weather.

The team returned home to Tennessee last weekend to rebuild prior to heading west this week for the Outlaws doubleheader at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Thursday and Friday.

"I enjoy going there," he said. "I like the race track. You can run all over it. We've had six or seven top fives. It's been really good, but we're still looking for that first win."

Sides has earned seven top-five finishes and nine top 10s in 13 races at the half-mile oval since 2009, including three straight runner-up results in 2012 and 2013. He has also secured at least one top-10 finish at the track each season for the past eight years.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 3 - LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 21 (13).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday and Friday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev., for the FVP Outlaw Showdown 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 - VRP Shocks

VRP Shocks are designed to have the latest advancement in racing shock technology. The company is constantly developing, testing and advancing its shocks, which are consistent with the ability to rebuild and revalve. For more information, visit http://www.VRPShocks.com.

"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, Dancer Logistics Inc., King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Clean Seal, Inc., BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Jim Schuhknecht, Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Bergman Bound for I-30 Speedway Opener This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBUS, Miss. (March 6, 2017) - Seth Bergman will get one final test before his chase for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship begins later this month.

Bergman is scheduled to head to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., this Saturday for the track's season-opening race.

"We've produced strong results at I-30 throughout the years and I like the elbows-up type of racing that you do when you race there," he said. "Our goal is to earn our first win of the season on Saturday and springboard ourselves into the ASCS National Tour season with momentum."

Bergman recorded a sixth-place result in 2009 during his first year visiting the quarter-mile oval. He then garnered six top fives and nine top 10s between 2011 and 2013, but has only ventured to the track a handful of times the past three years.

"We haven't raced at I-30 very often recently, but I feel good about the notes we've created there in the past," he said. "We should have a good baseline setup and if everything goes well we will be a contender."

Bergman kicked off his season last Saturday with the USCS Series at Magnolia Motor Speedway, where he quickly powered from sixth to third place in a heat race before pulling into the infield midway through the race because of a mechanical problem. He scratched from the remainder of the night to make sure he didn't create any further problems.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season begins March 17-18 at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

March 4 - Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss. - Heat race: DNF (6); Feature: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

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, Young Tools, Triple X Race Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Drivers represented all over New York State during preseason shows in month of March

(Sodus, NY) Preseason shows will be in full force as plenty of PST competitors will be partaking in mall and trade shows all over New York State during the month of March.

Darryl Ruggles from Canandaigua displayed his No. 48jr this past weekend at the 2017 Finger Lakes Speed World at the Finger Lakes Mall in Auburn, NY. The Patriot Sprint Tour booth was on hand with schedule cards laying out the upcoming season.

This coming Saturday, March 11 and Sunday March 12, Insinger Performance presents the 31st Annual Gater Racing News Motorsports Exposition and Trade show at the New York State Fairgrounds in the Center of Progress building. Representing the Patriot Sprint Tour will be Denny Peebles in the No. 3, Paulie Colagiovanni with his No. 10, Paul Habeck’s 25H, Pete Richardson in the No. 67, Joe Trenca in the No. 98, and the 121 of Steve Glover. The PST booth will be located adjacent to the Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc. and CRSA Booths in the South end of the building.

The show starts Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. going all day until 8:00 p.m., Sunday’s hours will run from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. It will cost $12.00 to get in both days for adults, and $5.00 for kids ages 6-12 with kids under five are free.

March 18 and 19 will have two Mall Shows down in the Southern Tier featuring Sprint Cars. Josh Azzi 17z of Dansville, and Kyle Drum 47 of Wayland will have their cars on display at the Arnot Mall in Horseheads, NY being a part of the Woodhull Raceway Car show. Then about 100 miles, on Interstate 86, you will spot Jared Zimbardi’s Championship 35 car at the Olean Centre Mall in Olean, NY.

Fans are always encouraged to log onto our website at www.patriotsprinttour.com for up to date information. You can also find us on Instagram and Twitter at @PatriotSprints and liking ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook.

 

STEWART EARNS A TOP-10 AT THE LONESTAR SHOOTOUT
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 6, 2017) -The Larson Marks Racing team traveled west this weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for a double-header in the Lone Star State. Friday night the team earned a top-10 finish at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas before being postponed due to rain the following night at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas.

After going out second in time trials on Friday night at Lonestar Speedway, Shane Stewart qualified 17th overall. The Bixby, Okla., native started sixth in the second heat race and advanced one position to finish in the fifth position. Stewart took the green flag for the 35-lap feature event from the 14th starting position and advanced into the top 10 just before the halfway point of the race. On the lap 18 restart, he advanced the No. 2 LMR sprint car from ninth to seventh. The caution came out again with nine laps remaining. Stewart then restarted seventh and gained another position on the restart. In the closing laps, Stewart remained just outside the top-five and earned a sixth-place finish.

Stewart and the Larson Marks team were scheduled to compete at Gator Motorplex on Saturday but rain postponed the event. The Gator Bash is now scheduled for Thursday, March 13.

"Going out early in qualifying really put us behind the eight ball to kick off the night," said Stewart. "But thankfully we were able to advance to the feature out of our heat race and the LMR boys put in the work to give me a good racecar for it. It felt good to be able to rally to earn another top-10 finish."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action Thursday, March 9 at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.

QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Lonestar Speedway DATE: March 3, 2017
QUALIFYING: 17th HEAT RACE: 5th
DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A
STARTING POSITION: 14th FEATURE FINISH: 6th

SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 6
WINS: 0
TOP-FIVES: 0
TOP-10s: 3
SOCIAL MEDIA:
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McMahan Records Top-10 at LoneStar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Mother Nature had a hand in the second half of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Texas two-step over the weekend, but with one night still able to go off with no interruptions, Paul McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team were able to record a ninth place finish.

“We got off to a nice start on Friday night, but in the Dash and the feature event we just couldn’t seem to go anywhere,” Paul McMahan said.

Checking into the Kilgore, TX facility on Friday night, McMahan would get his night off to a nice start as he timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants No. 4 machine in sixth fastest.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Elk Grove, CA native turned Nashville, TN resident would out duel Brad Sweet to pick up the win and punch his ticket into the Craftsman Club Dash.

Gridding the field from the third row in the six-lap shootout, McMahan would slip back and finish in the sixth spot, which placed him in the third row for the 35-lap feature event.

When the feature even went green, McMahan was able to hold his own for a few laps, but would lose a couple of positions during a pair of mid race restarts. Taking advantage of some other team’s misfortune late in the race, McMahan would work back inside the Top-10 as he ended up with a ninth place finish.

“We are getting better and making strides,” McMahan added. “We did some good things on Friday night, but in the feature we just couldn’t seem to get going like we needed. My guys keep busting their butts, and hopefully we can keep improving out west.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Kieizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-11, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will be in action this Thursday and Friday night in Las Vegas, NV.

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 Paul, you can follow him on Twitter @PaulMcMahan.

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Kyle Hirst Kicks 2017 Off With a Trip To Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA- After claiming the 2016 King of the West championship under the Tarlton Motorsports banner with assistance from Roth Motorsports, Kyle Hirst kicked off his 2017 campaign back aboard the famous No. 83 machine by claiming the win during the Mini Gold Cup on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway.

“It is such a good feeling to come out and win with the Roth Motorsports team our first night out,” Kyle Hirst said. “Dennis and Teresa Roth have put together a great team, and I am very excited for this season ahead.”

Taking part in the season opening event at Silver Dollar Speedway after a winter of wet weather in northern California, Hirst got off to a very nice start as he timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments No. 83 entry in fourth fastest.

On a slick racing surface in heat race action, the Paradise, CA resident would out duel Willie Croft to record the win and punch his ticket to the nightly redraw. With lady luck on his side Friday night, Hirst would find himself with the ‘1’, which put him on the pole for the feature event.

As the surface continued to slick off as the night went on rubber going down on the speedway seemed imminent, and Hirst was poised to get out front early. When the green flag dropped on the race, Hirst was quickly out to the lead as he left the field in his wake.

Setting a strong pace out front, Hirst would soon find lapped traffic and would allow DJ Netto to close up on his bumper. Navigating through traffic, Hirst would be forced to the top of the speedway and would find the rubber that was starting to go down on the 15th lap.

Keeping Netto at bay for the final 10-laps, Hirst would do an excellent job of hitting his marks as he went on to lead all laps and claim the victory.

“This Roth Motorsports team worked extremely hard all winter long, and it shows,” Hirst added. “Again, huge thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura, Troy Welty, and everyone that works on this car.”

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 2017.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 1, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 1, Top 10’s: 1.

ON TAP: Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will be back at Silver Dollar Speedway this Friday and Saturday night for the Silver Cup.

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.

 

 

Danny Dietrich will enter three events in two days including Williams Grove opener

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (March 6, 2017) - After cold temperatures devastated any chance for a victory at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on back-to-back weekends, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich will move forward and transfer his attention toward a trio of events in two days, beginning with a Central Pennsylvania doubleheader on Saturday, March 11, comprised of events at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway.

The Central Pennsylvania doubleheader, a feat which Dietrich accomplished in 2016, will begin with a 2:00pm program at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, followed by a $3,500-to-win, 5:00pm program at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal; the first event of the season at the Juniata County “Speed Palace.”

“Double-D” will end his two-day/three-race sweep with the Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday afternoon, March 12, worth $3,600. Dietrich finished third during the 2016 Williams Grove Speedway lidlifter, his first of 11 top-five finishes at the world-famous half-mile last season.

“It’s not exactly the easiest thing to do, but to race twice in the same day is a pretty cool experience” Danny Dietrich explained. “We were able to pull it off last year. Hopefully things go well for us at Lincoln so we can get on the road in time to get to Port Royal. It makes for a long day for our team, but they love what they do. I appreciate their hard work. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their hard work and dedication.”

Dietrich, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing / Weikert’s Livestock / Sandoe’s Fruit Market / Pace Performance / Gsell’s Whitetails / Hickory Run Orchards / Carlisle Auto Salvage / CATS Used Truck Parts / Drop Of Ink Tattoo / Bowman Block & Head Repair / Sweeney Cars / Self Made/ No. 48, will enter the upcoming weekend with three top-ten finishes on the season, one of which during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition at the Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. In addition, with one event contested, Dietrich is the lone Central Pennsylvania winner in 2017, capturing the Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker 30 on February 25.

Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/

2016 Highlights: Earned two victories during PA Sprint Speedweek (Mitch Smith Memorial and Selinsgrove Speedway Finale), as well as the overall PA Sprint Speedweek championship. Earned $25,000 National Open victory against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway.

Recent Highlights: Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park to launch 2017 season. Earned top-ten finish against World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Earned Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker 30 victory worth $4,000 on Saturday, February 25.

2015 Wins: 16 2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker)

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

About Fully Injected Motorsports: Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Fully Injected Motorsports provides professional grade press releases to multiple short track teams from all areas of the country.

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Schatz Dominates Outlaws’ Return to Lone Star State

TSR Arctic Cat/Ford Performance Team Scores Third Consecutive WoO Victory

Dates: Friday-Saturday, March 3-4, 2017

Series: World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Locations: Friday – LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas

Saturday – Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas

Winners: Friday - Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing

Saturday – Postponed by Rain, rescheduled for April 13

TSR Results: Friday – Started 1st, Finished 1st/Running, completed 35 of 35 laps

TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (1st with 572 points, 20 points ahead of second-place Jason Johnson)

The incredibly hot start to begin the 2017 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign continued this past weekend for Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed team with a clean sweep Friday night in the East Texas Lone Star Shootout at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas. Schatz set the night’s quick time in qualifying, led every lap of his heat, scored a flag-to-flag win the Craftsman Club Dash and paced all 35 laps of the A-Feature to score his third consecutive victory aboard the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance J&J. The eight-time and reigning WoO champion was looking to add to his winning streak Saturday night at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, but rain forced WoO officials to reschedule the event for April 13.

“I say it all the time, but these guys who make up this Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team are simply incredible,” Schatz said following his team’s sixth victory in nine starts this season. “Tony (Stewart) has surrounded me with great people and I just go out every night and try to do my job the best I can. We haven’t been to this track in a while but, man, this place was fast tonight. I know in qualifying that we had a car that was really good and Rick (Warner), Scuba (Steve Swenson) and Brad (Mariscotti) just kept dialing it in. Starting up front helped and I just kept searching the track as the night went along. We knew as long as we got a good start in the feature and stayed patient everything would work out. I’m so happy to get another win for Arctic Cat. We spent some time at their National Sales Meeting in Minnesota earlier this week and everyone is so excited about the partnership we have. I couldn’t be prouder to be carrying the Arctic Cat brand and taking it to victory lane. The same goes for Ford Performance. They had a huge weekend winning the Daytona 500 last weekend and we’re excited about our future with them, as well. We can’t wait for the next race. This is a lot of fun.”

Race Notes: • The win for Schatz was his third consecutive victory of the 2017 season and third in the first four races.

• It was his 232nd career WoO A-Feature and he ranks third all-time behind Steve Kinser (577) and Sammy Swindell (294).

• Schatz earned his first fast time award of the season, led every lap of heat one, all six laps of the Craftsman Club Dash and the 35-lap A-Feature to become the first Outlaw driver to score a clean sweep this season and first in the series since Schatz pulled off the same feat at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota on August 26, 2016.

• Friday’s victory was the first for Schatz at LoneStar Speedway, making it the 81st different track where he’s won a WoO A-Feature during his 21-year WoO career, and was his sixth career WoO A-Feature triumph in the state of Texas. His previous wins came at Battleground Speedway (March 1999), Houston Raceway Park (March 2005 and 2007) and Devil’s Bowl Speedway (April 2014 and 2015).

• Schatz continues to lead the WoO championship standings by 20 points over Jason Johnson through four of the 92 scheduled races.

Up Next: Following Saturday’s postponement, the focus for Schatz and the TSR team becomes Las Vegas. They’ll return to Nevada as the most recent Outlaw winner in the Silver State after Schatz won last year’s FVP Outlaw Showdown finale. The victory was his ninth career triumph at the track, most by any Outlaw driver. Schatz first won at the half-mile, dirt oval in the 1999 season finale. He’s also closed the 2004 and 2006 WoO campaigns with wins at The Dirt Track at LVMS. The Fargo, North Dakota resident has won an early season race at LVMS in three of the previous four seasons.

 

 

Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Track Premiership Is Up For Grabs

This Sunday night promises to be a huge night of Speedway action at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool when the Eureka Sprintcar Series rolls into town for Night Two of the Labour Day Clash, which also doubles as Round 2 of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Chase as presented by Zambrero – Mexican With a Mission.

With Sunday nights A-Main paying a cool $5,000.00 to win, there is also some further added incentive for several drivers who are currently in with a big chance of taking home the Parr Motorsports USC Victoria Premier Speedway Track Premiership, which comes inclusive of a $10,000 pay day come the seasons end!

The battle is on in earnest, with all drivers having their worst round eliminated from their end of season total, the fight for supremacy is sure to continue not only this Sunday night but right through until night three of the Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail.

As it currently sits, the 2017 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic runner-up, Darren Mollenoyux has amassed a very impressive 814 points so far, this season, while opening night winner Steven Lines has also been consistent having collected 790 points in the battle for the Parr Motorsports Track Premiership.

The curve balls start to been thrown around when each drivers worst round for the season is removed from the points tally. It is worth noting that each drivers qualifying night for the Lucas Oil Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic counts, unless of course it is their lowest score of the season.

When the adjustments to this stage of the season are done, Mollenoyux finds that the points battle intensifies, remembering the likes of 2017 Classic Champion James McFadden and 2016 Classic Champ Jamie Veal missed the Victorian Title night on November 26, due to World Series Sprintcars commitments, meaning they could drop that round from the equation.

Two-Time Australian Champion David Murcott is another who benefits from the ‘drop your worst round’ condition, as he missed the January 1 World Series Sprintcars meeting.

So how does the points battle look as we speak? Well considering the mathematical equations of certain drivers’ worst rounds being maybe yet to come along with matters such as James McFadden’s USA Tour being imminent, the list is sure to take many twists and turns over the final three nights of competition in the Parr Motorsports USC Victoria Premier Speedway Track Premiership.

The current top 10 in the point standings are as follows:

1. W17 James McFadden 738 points – 0 points (worst round) = 738 points. 2. V52 Darren Mollenoyux 814 points – 126 = 688 points. V35 Jamie Veal 688 points – 0 points = 688 points. 4. W3 Steven Lines 790 points – 104 points = 686 points. 5. V88 David Murcott 658 points – 0 points = 658 points. 6. V90 Corey McCullagh 740 points – 98 points = 642 points. 7. W2 Brooke Tatnell 572 points – 0 points – 572 points. 8. S45 Jake Tranter 558 points – 0 points = 558 points. 9. V70 John Vogels 632 points – 84 points = 548 points. 10. V47 Tim Rankin 536 points – 0 points = 536 points.

So, with three nights of competition remaining, a host of interstate invaders hitting the track at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool this weekend and a maximum of 154 points to be garnished by any one driver on any given night, plus the anticipated changes in certain drivers’ worst rounds, this is going to be one battle that won’t be decided until Easter Sunday night.

No matter what you have planned this Labour Day long weekend, be sure to be at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool this Sunday night with gates opening at 4.00pm with car on track from 5.00pm.

The Sprintcars will be supported by the V8 Dirt Modifieds as well as for the very first time at Premier Speedway – the Legend Cars – will be a part of the show.

Sunday nights admission prices are Adults $25.00; Children 10-15 $10.00 and Children 9 and Under Free.

Tickets are available at the gate or on-line via www.premierspeedway.com.au.

 

 

Lodging Information for $15k to Win NCRA Sprint Opener!

Park City, Kansas – March 5, 2017 - Official lodging information for the seventh annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas featuring the season opener for the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-ci sprint car division have been announced. This three-day event will take place on Thursday – Saturday night, March 23-25, 2017 and will see Saturday night’s championship feature finale pay $15,000 to win.

Lodging information is as follows:

Best Western - (316) 832-9387

Days Inn – (316) 832-1131

Motel 6 – (316) 440-5050

Quality Inn – (316) 927-3900

Red Roof Inn – (316) 744-7711

Super 8 Motel – (316) 744-2071

Most, if not all, above motels have parking available for race trailers and all are within five miles of 81 Speedway in Park City. While you are in town speedway officials encourage you to stay; eat; shop and play in Park City, the official partner of the speedway. Find out more at www.parkcityks.com.

General admission grandstand tickets for Thursday night’s open practice and special time trial session are just $10 (kids free) with gates opening at 5:00 PM and practice/time trials starting at 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM. All Thursday night pit passes are $20.

Grandstand general admission tickets for Friday night’s $1500 to win show are $20 for ages 11 and up; $10 for children 6-10. Pit gates will open at 5:00 PM with heat race action slated for a 7:00 PM start time. A complete set of heat races, last chance and feature finale will be held. All pit passes are $35.

Championship Saturday night will see grandstand general admission tickets $20 for ages 11 and up; $10 for children 6-10 and all pit passes $35. Pit gates will open at 5:00 PM with first heat race set for a 7:00 PM start time. A complete set of heat races, last chance features will set the stage for the night’s 40-lap, $15,000 to win championship feature that will pay $1000 just to start the twenty-two-car field.

Unable to make it for this seventh annual event? No worries as you will still be able to catch all three nights of race action on www.xsan.tv. Pay per view information will be announced soon.

For more information on the NCRA sprint car series, check out their official website www.racencra.com and their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. Questions pertaining to this and any other series event can be answered by calling the series home office (316) 755-1781.

 

 

Briggs & Stratton Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints in 2016

Company Name: Briggs & Stratton

Website: https://www.briggsandstratton.com/na/en_us/home.html

Contact #: (800) 732-2989 (Generators)

Twitter: @BriggsStratton

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

Part of the Program Since: 2016

SYRACUSE, NY – Briggs & Stratton did its maiden voyage as a part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints during the banquet of 2016.

With more than 100 years of experience, Briggs & Stratton is trusted by millions of people around the globe and backed by the largest service network in the industry. We are the world’s largest small engine producer, the number one marketer of pressure washers, and a leading manufacturer of power generation, lawn and garden turf care and job site products.

Although they are known for our reliable engines and outdoor power equipment, we have a rich history. Briggs & Stratton has cultivated a legacy of innovation that will last for years to come. Products as diverse as electric refrigerators, battery eliminators, and coin-operated paper towel dispensing machines mark the Company's dedication to finding ways to add value to the business.

The winner of the 3000 watt generator supplied by Brggs & Stratton was Jason Barney.

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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 2016 was participated by: Brodix Cylinder Heads, JE Pistons, Fox Shocks/Fastline Performance, Nouse Sign and Graphics/K1 Racegear, Simpson Safety, Briggs & Stratton Generators, Aero Wings, Keizer Wheels, Panther Frameworx/M&W Aluminum Products, Zamp Helmets/Highside Racing Products, TI22 Performance, SST Shock Technology, Beyea Headers, Sammy Reakes Snap-On Tools, Schoenfeld Headers, ATL Fuel Cells, Maxim Racing, Adirondack Powder Coating.

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction Group, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, Scorpion Security Products, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors

 

 

Legendary Racing Stars Honor Tighe Scott and Lew Boyd As 10th Annual Quaker Steak And Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show Kicks-Off With Record Breaking Opening

The Quaker Steak and Lube Tenth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show opened yesterday to much fanfare and enthusiasm as racing fans flocked to the Phillipsburg Mall on Sunday to listen to great racing stories and meet a panel of legendary racing stars who came out to chat about their racing exploits and to honor racers "The Pride of Pen Argyl" Tighe Scott and Lew Boyd. The "Golden Era" of racing came roaring back to life Sunday as the great panel of driving stars talked of their triumphs in racing and more importantly the many friendships they forged through their association with racing. Scott was honored for his solid Modified/NASCAR and Sprint Car career. Boyd, a New Englander, found good success in racing and then pursued his passion for writing and publishing with such books as "Paved Track/Dirt Track" and "I'll Never Be Last Again" and his very first book "They Called Me The Shoe" and his latest publication "Cages Are For Monkeys."

The 55 stores making up Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurant chain annually sell more than 80 million wings per year and "The Lube" is recognized as "The best wings in the USA." The Phillipsburg location has also been dubbed "The Official Restaurant of the Dirt Track Heroes" show. To contact the restaurant, call: 908 454 2900 or check out their website at: www.thelube.com Before or after the show head to Quaker Steak & Lube and get recharged and refueled in a great sports setting. Request a table underneath the Bob Pickell number 300 Modified for an additional racing experience.

With the eclectic Quaker Steak & Lube Restaurants the lead sponsor of the event, the excitement and the pulse for the week long show quickened with each driver being announced by the professional team of Ed and Steve Pados, Bobby Stull and Justin Beltrame. The diverse schedule of the week long show will offer a bit of everything to all racing fans no matter series or division of racing they prefer. The show will honor the legendary Modified talent Sammy Beavers with a special show on Friday, March 10th at 4 PM dubbed the "The Legends of Racing" and a tribute to open wheel racing at the famed Flemington "Square" Speedway will close the show on March 11th at 1 PM with many open wheel racing legends being present for the show.

The 10th annual edition of the show will continue through March 11th with amazing sponsorship support through headline sponsor Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant chain and associate sponsors IRCO Community Federal Credit Union, Premio Foods, Enterprise Car Sales, Huston's Automotive, Smith Fabrications/Stage One Modifieds, Jeff's Automotive, Alex's Tire/Breidingers Speed Shop, Adams Brothers Used Auto Parts, Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways, Searock Fabrication and Speed Supplies, R&F International Muffler and Brake, Murante Auto Repair, Pesa Auto Repair, Martocci Automotive, Dean Autosports, Chrin's Automotive, Carl's Auto Sales and Ralphs Radiator. Nightly driver interviews and race cars of all types provide the race fan a full appetite of racing fun before the regular racing seasons begins. The Phillipsburg Mall, located on Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, NJ, has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and offers a multitude of race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the course of the show. The show continues to be free of charge to the mall traffic and the 2017 edition of the show is the trend setter of the many shows that are scheduled during the year.

After many long hours of planning and scheduling, the show kicked off with Emcee Steve Pados announcing a record breaking number of entries into this edition of the show with 161entries into the event. Enterprise Car Sales, Jeff's Automotive and Huston's Automotive were the first day event sponsors and Pados graciously thanked all of the sponsors, drivers and fans for their loyalty and support of the show and for their dedication to racing. Pados followed by introducing IRCO Vice President Greg Collins to the crowd. Collins thanked the local racing community for their support and talked about how the show came together ten years ago with the show staff and all are still on board with the show. Event organizer Bob Miller also thanked everyone involved with the show for all of their efforts in putting together a very successful event. Co-Emcee Ed Pados gave an emotional prayer to the many drivers or racing people who have passed on in the last year and the show proceeded with the driver interview session. Representative Sue Gerhardt was on hand as the Dirt Track Heroes event has let their support to the Relay for Life Team through the American Cancer Society.

A great panel of driving legends were on hand, with former Nazareth Speedway, Nazareth National Speedway and Dorney Park drivers on board for the show and all had fun trading stories back and forth with the honorees Tighe Scott and Lew Boyd. Drivers and personalities taking part included Bill Wilson, Bob Rossell, Carl Van Horn, Wilbur Force, Del Buss, Leroy Amy, Glen Ehrhardt, Tommy Vroom, George Wambold, Joe Poliacik, Jack Zeiner, Jimmy Roth, Gerry and Vicki Robison, Billy Tanzosh, Ricky Rutt, Bobby and Doris Bachman, Bill Cooper, Ward and Dottie Crozier, George Hildebrandt, Bob Snyder, Jack Kromer and Mel Stettler. The show was quick moving with plenty of great stories and plenty of laughs from the drivers on hand to honor Tighe Scott and Lew Boyd.

The great fan base of racing can come out to this grand Mall event and be transported back to a time when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement of a night at the races. All historical racing groups including Reading, Flemington, Harmony through Greg Collins, Tri State, Remembering Nazareth, Bob Snyder Photos and Snyder Video, Mike Ritter Photos, Coastal 181 and Mocatek Memories through Justin Beltrame have their memorabilia on display and their many scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory or racing exploits. More information is available regarding the show by calling: 443-513-4456.

On display at the Mall include big and small block Modifieds, Sportsman, Micro-Sprints, Midgets, 360 and 410 Sprints, 305 Sprints, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, go-karts, quarter midgets and a broad variety of vintage and restored race cars and drag racing cars. Hamlin, Snydersville, Mahoning, New Egypt, Grandview, Big Diamond, Bridgeport and Accord, are among the many speedways involved with the 2017 show. The week-long event will set aside one evening to salute the "Stars of Tomorrow" with a special night set aside for the budding young racing talents competing with the many quarter midget clubs in the area and this night has proven to be one of the highlights of the week as many will be giving their first ever interviews to a sizeable crowd.

Monday night will feature a salute to Drag Racing in the local area with the evening sponsored by Alex's Tire/Breidinger's Speed Shop located at 102 Commerce Way in Stockertown, PA and Murante's Auto Repair located at 516 Biel Avenue in Nazareth, PA.

The Quaker Steak and Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a must have event T-shirt done exclusively for the show. The great keepsake event souvenir program book has many great articles regarding our racing heroes and how the Dirt Track Heroes became a reality. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM and from Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. The event offers race teams a great opportunity to promote their sponsors and announce their racing plans for the upcoming 2017 racing season.

Tenth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube

Dirt Track Heroes Car Show

2017 Schedule of Events

Sunday- March 5 - (Starting at 1:00) – Enterprise Car Sales, Jeff’s Automotive and Huston’s Automotive presents Dirt Track Heroes Car Show Opening Ceremony honoring racing legend Tighe Scott and author Lew Boyd (Paved Track/Dirt Track) with Driver Interviews and Autograph Session: Saluting Nazareth Speedways and Dorney Park Speedway

Monday- March 6 – (6:30 PM) – Alex’s Tire/Breidinger’s Speed Shop and Murante’s Auto Repair presents Straight Line Fever Drag Racing Night featuring Island Dragway, Harmony, Old Bridge and Mountain View Dragway

Tuesday- March 7 – (6:30 PM) Adam’s Brothers Used Auto Parts and Persa’s Auto Repair presents the “Stars of Tomorrow” featuring all Quarter Midget Clubs: Blue Mountain, Lehigh Valley, West End Raceway, Keystone, Oaklane, Phoenixville, South Jersey and Garden State

Wednesday- March 8 – (6:30 PM) – Hamlin Speedway/S&S Speedways and Smith Fabrication/Stage One Modifieds presents Hamlin Speedway all divisions, Snydersville Raceway, Mahoning Speedway, Accord Speedway, and Orange County Fair Speedway

Thursday- March 9- (6:30)- Searock Fabrication & Speed Supplies and Ralph’s Radiator presents New Egypt, Bridgeport, Grandview, Big Diamond Raceway and X-Cel Modifieds

Friday - March 10 – (1st Show (4 p.m.) – Premio Foods & RF International Muffler presents Special Edition “The Legends of Racing” honoring Grand Marshal Sammy Beavers with many legendary stars from Reading, Nazareth, Harmony and Flemington expected to participate.

Second Show- (6:30 PM)- Martocci Automotive, Dean’s Auto Sports and Carl’s Auto Repair & Chrin’s Automotive presents Salute to Open Wheel Racing Divisions-Thunder on the Hill, ATQMRA, ARDC Midgets, Action Track USA, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint Cars, 358 and 360 Sprint Car Divisions

Saturday - March 11 - (1:00) –-Premio Foods and Enterprise Car Sales presents Special Tribute to Open Wheel Racing Legends from Flemington Speedway & Flemington Speedway Historical Society, Harmony Speedway and Nazareth Speedways

Mall Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. -

*Schedule subject to change

 

 

Brent Marks looks to rebound in Vegas after tough LoneStar debut

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KILGORE, TX (March 4, 2017) - With Mother Nature washing away all potential for a Gator Motorplex start on Saturday evening, March 4, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks will venture further down the highway and leave Texas with one main event start during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition, resulting in a 19th place finish on Friday evening, March 3, at the LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.

It was Marks’ first-ever appearance at the east Texas venue, qualifying 22nd out of 28 World of Outlaws entries, eventually finishing eighth during heat race competition. Despite not qualifying for the 35-lap main event through the heat race, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year contender would persevere and rally from outside of a transfer spot to finish third during the Last Chance Showdown. Marks lined up 21st on the feature grid, ultimately climbing two spots to finish 19th.

“We weren’t too proud of that performance, but we’ll put that behind us and move forward,” Brent Marks explained. “My team and I have learned a lot during the last few weeks, but I think we still have a few things to pick up. Unfortunately, being off by a little bit will ruin your entire night, especially with the group that we race with. Like I said, we’ll put this all behind us and travel further west with a positive attitude. We’re pretty psyched to get to Vegas. No better place to rebound after a tough finish.”

Brent Marks will continue his rookie campaign with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Thursday and Friday, March 9-10, with two, full nights of competition at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. The FVP Outlaw Showdown will headline action at the state-of-the-art facility; the first and only Nevada appearance of the 2017 season for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing / M&M Painting & Construction / BAPS Auto Paint & Supply / No. 19, will enter the Las Vegas doubleheader currently 13th in the World of Outlaws championship standings, earning one top-ten finish in four starts.

“I can’t thank everyone enough for their support this season,” Brent Marks said. “My crew works hard each and every night. I think we have the potential to make a lot of speed this season. We plan to outdo Texas with two, great nights in Las Vegas.”

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series program at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, has been rescheduled and will be contested on Thursday evening, April 13, before the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

To view the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, visit the Greatest Show On Dirt live on the Web at www.woosprint.com.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017 Wins: N/A

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including - Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels - VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA

 

 

Triple Crown Championship Series Awards to Honor Supermodified Legends Bentley Warren, Jim Shampine

OSWEGO, NY (March 4, 2017) – The champions of the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear will not only have the opportunity to collect up to $12,000 in prize money, but also earn yearend awards named in honor of Supermodified legends Bentley Warren and Jim Shampine.

A $6,000 prize will be on the line for the ‘Bentley Warren Supermodified Driver of the Year,’ as well as a championship trophy currently in the design stages by TCCS promoter Dan Kapuscinski and John Bonoffski of JB Sign Co. in Liverpool, NY.

The ‘Bentley Warren Supermodified Driver of the Year’ is named in honor of the 7-time Oswego Speedway and 4-time ISMA Supermodified champion who is also the only driver in history to win the pure Supermodified Triple Crown in 1984, by winning all three Supermodified classics in the same season.

The ‘Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year’ will be presented a $6,000 check along with a specially designed trophy from JB Sign Co., honoring the 7-time Oswego Speedway and 1977 ISMA champion, who was a pioneer founder of the ISMA organization in 1974.

Shampine’s innovative mind, craftsmanship, and desire for new challenges makes his namesake a perfect fit for the Supermodified of the Year title, which will ask Supermodified teams to take on the challenge of racing with and without a top wing on the same Supermodified through the 2017 season.

“The Triple Crown Championship is not only about promoting the great sport of Supermodified racing and providing our teams and drivers much needed bonus money, but it is also about celebrating the rich history of Supermodified racing,” said TCCS promoter, Dan Kapuscinski. “Drivers and car builders like Bentley Warren and Jim Shampine helped to mold the sport of Supermodified racing and their grit and determination is admired by all Supermodified supporters. Their accomplishments and contributions speak for themselves, and I believe the driver and team that walks away at the end of 2017 with one of our unique awards, in honor of these amazing men, will feel honored.”

Half of the TCCS campaign will consist of five non-wing events at Oswego Speedway including the May 13 67th annual season opening 50-lapper, the June 10 Twin 35’s, the July 1 Independence Weekend Grand Prix, the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified 75 on July 22, as well as the 61st running of the Budweiser International Classic 200 on Labor Day Weekend.

Overall TCCS finish rankings for the June 10 Twin 35’s will be based on a driver’s combined finish for both events.

The other half of the TCCS campaign will consist of five winged ISMA Supermodified events including Lancaster Speedway on June 3, Stafford Motor Speedway on June 23, both legs of the Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals running on July 28-29 and the Star Classic on September 9.

TCCS points for these races will only be tallied for feature event finishes and will utilize Oswego Speedway’s 100-point format.

To put further emphasis on the four major events in Supermodified racing double points will be awarded for the Mr. Novelis Supermodified, the Hy-Miler Nationals finale, the International Classic, and the Star Classic – with 200 points going to the winner.

While points will be awarded at all 10 events only a driver’s best three Oswego point finishes will be combined with his or her best three ISMA point finishes to count toward the overall championship, for a total of six events.

Drivers or teams do not have to compete in all 10 events, but they must compete in at least three TCCS races on each series to be eligible for the year end point payout.

A minimum of $27,000 in point fund money will be split between two separate championships.

Half of the point fund will go to the TCCS Driver of the Year championship, with points awarded only to the driver competing. Drivers in this championship have the ability to run as many different race cars as they wish, on either series, in order to collect points.

The TCCS Driver of the Year will earn a cool $6,000 for his or her efforts at year end with $4,000, $2,000, $1,000, and $500 being awarded second through fifth.

The other half of the point fund will go to the TCCS Supermodified of the Year championship, with points awarded only to the car entry. Supermodifieds eligible for this portion of the championship must run as the same built Supermodified in all entered TCCS events, on either series, wing and non-wing.

The TCCS Supermodified of the Year will earn another $6,000 for their cross-over efforts at year end with $4,000, $2,000, $1,000, and $500 being awarded second through fifth. The entire $13,500 Supermodified of the Year point fund will be paid, no matter the number of eligible Supermodifieds taking place.

Under this format, drivers and teams utilizing the same driver and Supermodified across the TCCS could bring home a total of $12,000.

If interested in helping to support the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing feel free to contact series promoter Dan Kapuscinski by e-mail at dkapuscinski00@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 708-7544.

To learn more about Oswego Speedway, visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com and be sure to visit www.ismasupers.com for more information on the International Supermodified Association.

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule:
May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing)
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing)
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing)
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing)
July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing)
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)**
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing)
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)**
September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)**
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)**
** - Indicates Double Point Shows
Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format
Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

 

 

It Is March and Sprint Series of Oklahoma Opener is in Sight!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – March 4, 2017 - In just three short weeks, the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series will open their 2017 season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma on Saturday night, March 25th. This event will also be race two for the Sprint Series of Texas IMCA Racesaver Sprint Car Series.

Defending inaugural series and IMCA Sprint Car national champion Andy Shouse will be back to defend his series crown while series runner-up Joe Wood, Jr., who fell just 21 points behind Shouse in the final series standings, will look to garner championship honors this season.

Drivers who will once again be back on the SSO tour include Shayla Waddell, Cody Whitworth, Gary Owens, Chris Kelly, Mike Scott, Brandon Jennings, Blake Scott, Ty Williams, Jerry Jumper, Jake Martens, Chad Koch and Loyd Clevenger.

A strong cast of rookie of the year contenders will look to jump into sprint car competition full-time this season including Dillon Laden, Justin Fisk, Josh Toho, Michael Gossman and Stan Constant.

This event will be the second point race for the SST and will be led by current series points leader Tucker Doughty, Austin Mundie, Jesse “Chip” Graham, Robert Vetter, Bryan Bolden, Chance McRary, Blake Baccus and Michael Day.

Pit gates will open at 5:00 PM with race time slated for a 7:30 PM start time. Southern Oklahoma Speedway is located off of I-35 to exit 29, then east on Hwy 70 approximately 0.7 mile then south two miles on Hwy 77. For more track information check out their website www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com.

To learn more about the Sprint Series of Oklahoma check out their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma. More information can be obtained by SSO director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202 and for technical inquires call Ernie Messmer (405) 818-9007.

Officials with the Sprint Series of Oklahoma would like to thank the following for climbing aboard as contingency partners with the series for 2017: Hoosier Racing Tires, Danny Holloway, Martens Machine Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Pyrotech Race Cells, Rod End Supply, Outlaw Wings, Bishops Racing Products and Messmer Racing.

 

 

The Iconic Pittsburgh Dairy to Fuel Bowser for the Fourth Season

Butler, PA (March 3, 2017) – A lot has changed for Carl Bowser as the 2017 approaches, but the team is thrilled to announce that Carl Bowser Racing will be ‘Fueled by Turner’s’ for the fourth season in their partnership with Turner Dairy Farms.

“We are very excited to be able to continue our relationship with Turner Dairy Farms this year,” Bowser said. “It has been a blessing to work with their team and family of products over the past three seasons, and be a part of the work that they do in the community.”

Bowser will be piloting the Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks #98 in a partnership with Tom and Fran Chiappelli in 2017 throughout Central and Western Pennsylvania. The Fueled by Turner’s logo that has become synonymous with Carl Bowser Racing will again be planted on the team’s top wing.

“We’re proud to continue our partnership with Carl and his team as they move into a new venture with Chiappelli Motorsports,” Turner Dairy Farms’ Nicholas Yon said. “ We’re happy to see Carl make a positive step in his racing career with Fran and Tom Chiappelli. Carl continues to be a fantastic ambassador for our brand and we’re proud to say he’s Fueled By Turner’s.”

In 2016, the Carl Bowser Racing team posted four wins in 30 races that took the team to new tracks, including Kokomo Speedway, 1-96 Speedway, and Hartford Speedway.

“We feel that a true partnership like we have with Turner’s Premium Iced Tea products in particular, where our teams are so aligned, is powerful,” Bowser said. “It’s very cool to show up at new race tracks and have fans and other racers recognize the brand and request products. They know what fuels us.”

Turner’s will continue to support local racing in 2017 by extending their partnership with Lernerville Speedway and presenting Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Teas, which offers a $1,000 bonus for the driver who wins the most weekly races in 2017.

You can find Turner’s online at www.turnerdairy.net, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TurnerDairyFarms, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TurnersPremiumT.

To learn more about Carl and the Carl Bowser Racing team, you can like the team’s page on Facebook, follow Carl on Twitter, subscribe to the YouTube channel or visit CarlBowser.com.

The Carl Bowser Racing team would like to thank their 2017 sponsors: Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks, Turner Dairy Farms, DirtyMouth Communications, Reeseman Body Shop, Ringer's Pet Dog Training, Precise Tool and Die, Precise Racing Products/Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, MSMDesigns, and Townsend Gas and Oil. For more information, please contact Kristin at kristin@dirtymouthcommunications.com.

 

 

IT'S WORLD of OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES *RACE DAY* at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY! FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd, 7pm! 70° & DRY!

Kilgore, TX (3/3/17) by DarinShort.com. Here's all the ticketing information and details you need to maximize the fun you'll have at LoneStar Speedway TONIGHT:

TICKETS ON SALE by clicking www.LoneStarSpeedway.com at the link within the top post on the home page.

LoneStar Speedway, high banked 1/3 mile clay oval:

3131 Farm to Market Rd 1252 E Kilgore, TX 75662 Race Day Phone: 903-986-9731 www.LoneStarSpeedway.com www.Facebook.com/LoneStarSpeedway

Directions: Take exit 583 off I-20 and go north about 1/2 mile to the stoplights. Turn east (right) at the stoplight then continue about 1 mile to the track entrance on the south (right) side of the road. The pit entrance will be directly ahead of you, while the main grandstand area road leads you around to the west side of the property, by taking a right at the sign saying 'grandstand entrance'.

Ticket Prices (on race day or online):

Reserved: $39 Reserved 14 & Under: $20 GA Adult: $35 GA Ages 14 & Under: FREE Pit Pass: $40, all ages (completed minor's release form required for all ages under 18 )

Buy tickets online at:

https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/ordertickets.asp?p=778&backurl=default.asp

...or call 844-DIRT-TIX (844-347-8849)

Friday March 3rd Schedule:

Tickets & Will Call: 1 PM CT Pit Gate: 1 PM CT Grandstands: 4 PM CT

Approximate event times:

Hot Laps: 6:30 PM CT, Time Trials 7:00PM CT

Opening Ceremonies: 7:30 PM CT

SUPPORT DIVISION LIMITED MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $700 - $400 - $300 - $220 - $200 (5th) - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60...to 20th. All Limited Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $30. Division rules posted at track website.

Today's race day forecast is showing 70°, sunny, light breeze and no precip is expected.

A complete range of hot food, cold drinks, including beer are available for purchase in the main grandstand concourse area.

No outside food/drink are allowed through the main grandstand entrance. It is OK for fans to tailgate in the parking lot as long as they clean up their space afterwards.

Thanks to all of you that have already purchased your event tickets, and we look forward to seeing you TONIGHT at LoneStar Speedway for the GREATEST SHOW ON DIRT - the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series!

 

 

For 31 Years, the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Part of Motorsports Expo!

SYRACUSE, NY – The 31st Annual Motorsports Expo held in Syracuse at the New York State Fairgrounds officially kicks off the racing season in Upstate NY. For each and every event held, the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) has been a proud attendee.

The Center of Progress building will be filled with hundreds of cars and dozens of booths. ESS will once again have a very big presence with not only its own booth where the 2017 merchandise line will be debuted but also showcase five very sharp 360 sprint cars for all fans to see.

Displaying their winged machines will be third place finisher in points for 2016, Paul Kinney. Former Rookie of the Year, Paulie Colagiovanni, the last driver to win an ESS event, Coleman Gulick, making his return to the ESS wars in Vinny Vitale and 2017 first year runner Josh Flint. Also of note, ESS competitor Kelly Hebing will have her car in the Weedsport Speedway booth promoting the Ultimate Wingless Showdown at Weedsport.

All five teams will be ready to tackle most if not all the 2017 Lucas Oil Tour that starts in April and carries through to the end of October. Also, all drivers and many more ESS stars will be on hand all weekend to meet and greet every fan that stops by.

The 2017 line of merchandise from ASI Racewear is some of the sharpest designs ever produced. The annual Tour T-Shirt and Hoodie will be ready, the special green and purple Gatekeeper that drew waves on social media is set for sales all weekend along with a special designer hoodie and long sleeve design. New stitched Flex Fit and New Era hats will be available as well. Fans can also pick up a schedule card as a reminder to where ESS will be headed each and every weekend.

Show hours will be 10-8 on Saturday and 11-4 on Sunday. Please visit www.gaternews.com where special discount ticket locations are listed as well as all the information you need for the Expo.

For over 30 years, the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and the Motorsports Expo have been bringing you the very best of local motorsports…its excitement guaranteed!

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, Scorpion Security Products, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

UPPER MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES WING PROGRAM AND NCRA JOIN FORCES FOR 2017

Going into their ninth season, the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) wing program will be joining forces with the National Championship Racing Association (NCRA) for the 2017 season.

There are many independent winged sprint car series around the country and the primary reason for this alignment is to help each series expand their footprint from a marketing and advertising standpoint. There are other series that will be announcing their alliance with the NCRA in the coming days.

From a driver's standpoint, there are NO rules changes that are a part of this announcement. Each group will retain the ability to control their own rules and procedures.

“Most of the independent winged sprint car groups around the country do not have the numbers to attract a prominent sponsor to their series. It is our hope that by organizing most, if not all, of the series around the country, we will have the ability to find a high profile partner that will benefit all series,” stated Ron Bernhagen of the UMSS. “In addition, this alliance will allow all series to utilize rules that best fit their area which is very important to the UMSS as we are close to announcing our 2018 wing rules which will be more sustainable to our teams,” continued Bernhagen.

With this initial announcement, we wanted to give the race teams a heads-up regarding this exciting news. Look for a number of future press releases containing more specific information.

Please click www.umsprints.com and www.raceNCRA.com for more information about the UMSS or the NCRA and be watching for follow-up announcements from other winged sprint car groups soon.

Greg Parent UMSS Media Director

 

 

Easter Trail Entry Forms Now Available

With a magnificent Harley Davidson Street 500 on offer for the overall Points Champion, plus the opportunity to collect a cool $10,000 bonus for sweeping the weekend, the 2017 Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail is now just around the corner.

Add to that three consecutive $5,000 to win A-Main events at Avalon Raceway, Borderline Speedway and Premier Speedway and you can see why the Easter Sprintcar Trail has been a staple on the Australian Sprintcar calendar for more than 30 years.

Competitors are advised that Event Information and Entry Forms have been mailed to entrants from the 2016 Easter Trail event, with the same documentation available for download via the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au, using the Forms tab.

With a busy month of Sprintcar Racing right through March in Victoria and interstate intending entrants are encouraged to enter as soon as possible, with Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Trail Entries closing officially on Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 5.00pm.

The 2017 Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Sprintcar Trail will be held on Friday April 14, 2017 at Avalon Raceway, Geelong, Borderline Speedway, Mt. Gambier on Saturday April 15, 2017 before the final night on Sunday April 16, 2017 at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool.

Please direct all enquiry to Premier Speedway on (03) 55651 789.

 

 

Historic Calistoga Speedway Unveils 2017 Schedule of Events
by: Troy Hennig

ROSEVILLE, CA – (February 22, 2017)… Since 1938 the sights, sounds and smells of oval dirt track auto racing has entertained generations of fans over the years at the historic Calistoga Speedway located at the Napa Fairgrounds. The picturesque half-mile mile dirt oval track is widely considered one of the best destinations for auto racing enthusiasts. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Napa Valley, Calistoga Speedway will offer a wide variety of entertaining and diverse shows for 2017.

The season kicks off on April 22nd with the popular sights and sounds of Monster Trucks. While Monster Trucks are new to the Calistoga Speedway they have a wide-ranging following of loyal and devoted fans. “We wanted to extend the entertainment options for our fans in 2017,” said Tommy Hunt of HMC Promotions. Tickets can be purchased for this high flying, car crunching loud and aggressive night of entertainment by visiting www.ticketleap.com and typing HMC Promotions in the search bar.

The Wine Country Classic returns on June 24th with a new addition. Traditionally, this night has been a stand-alone King of the West 410 sprint car show. However, this year the Speedway will also host the newly formed Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards featuring 360 winged drivers. “Fans will get to see a twin billing of separate 410 and 360-winged sprint car shows on this night,” said Hunt. Fans are encouraged to call the HMC Promotions office at (916) 773 7225 to reserve tickets.

After a year hiatus, the AMA Pro Flat Track Motorcycles returns on July 29th. American Flat Track is America’s original extreme sport. At its core, it’s a highly competitive, adrenaline-fueled American motorcycle sport featuring customized motorcycles reaching top speeds of up to 140mph, piloted by young, athletic and marketable world-class athletes. Fans can purchase tickets for this upcoming event by heading to http://calistogahalfmile.com/ and clicking on the Buy Tickets Now option.

The Labor Day weekend will once again feature a tribute to traditional non-wing sprint car and midget racing. Things get kicked off Friday night, September 1st, with the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame Induction Dinner. The 2017 Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame Inductees include; Rendy Boldrini, Duane Bonini, Dave Bradway Jr., Jack Gordon, Gene Figoni, Don Melvin and Galen Unruh. A follow up release with detail these inductees and their contributions to Calistoga Speedway.

The following two nights, September 2nd and 3rd, will feature some of the best USAC drivers in the Country. A lucrative amount of money and prestige is on the line for these modern-day gladiators during these two nights of racing known as the Louie Vermeil Classic. Fans are encouraged to call the HMC Promotions office at 916-773-7223 to reserve tickets.

Just two weeks later the Calistoga Speedway will host the greatest show on dirt, The World of Outlaws, featuring the best 410-winged sprint car drivers in the world. The 2017 Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at CALISTOGA Speedway is a two-night show beginning on Friday night September 15th and concludes on Saturday night September 16th. This will be the lone chance for Northern California fans to witness the World of Outlaws on the big and fast half-mile speedway. Fans can buy their tickets on line at https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/

2017 CALISTOGA SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

Saturday April 22 Monster Truck Showdown
Saturday June 24 Winged 410 / 360 Sprint Cars
Saturday July 29 AMA Pro Flat Track Motorcycles
Friday September 1 Calistoga speedway Hall of Fame Induction dinner
Sat. / Sun. September 2-3 “Louie Vermeil Classic” Sprint Cars and Midgets
Fri. / Sat. September 15-16 World of Outlaw Sprint Cars

 

 

Reutzel Takes on World of Outlaws in Texas

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (March 2, 2017) – It’s a rare opportunity for Aaron Reutzel. The Clute, TX, racer gets to take on the World of Outlaws in his home state of Texas for two nights this weekend.

Reutzel and Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team take on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series on Friday night at Kilgore’s LoneStar Speedway and then on Saturday night at the Gator Motorplex in Willis.

While Friday’s stop at LoneStar Speedway will mark Reutzel’s first visit to the track since 2012, the Gator Motorplex has been to Reutzel’s liking with the 2015 Lucas Oil ASCS National champion going four-for-four in “Nolan Wren Memorial” action at the track since 2012 including a triumph last April.

“We’ve been really good there in the 360, hopefully that’s something translates over to the 410 this weekend,” Reutzel commented.

After taking in the opening trio of World of Outlaws events in Florida, Reutzel got his first weekend of 360-ci action in the books last weekend at East Bay Raceway Park’s “King of 360s” Nationals near Tampa.

It wasn’t the weekend the driver of the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry had hoped for after finishes of second and fourth in the most previous renditions of the event.

“It was pretty bad,” Reutzel summed up.

“We tried a new car,” Reutzel says. “We planned on it being slick, and that didn’t really happen. We just tried stuff at the wrong time to try it.”

Thursday’s card was on a heavy surface after extensive Wednesday rain. “The first night, it was greasy all night,” Reutzel says. “It didn’t really come in until maybe five laps to go in the feature.”

Reutzel made the most of it by racing the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited entry into the feature before contact from another car prompted an early exit.

The Friday card got off to a better start for the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance Filtration team.

“We were good in the heat,” Reutzel relates. “But then it rubbered up in the ‘A’, so we pretty much finished where we started,” Reutzel said of Friday’s 12th-place finish.

Saturday’s finale brought conditions similar to Thursday’s opener. “It was greasy all night,” Reutzel says.

And the format did Reutzel no favors. “We started third and finished third in the heat,” Reutzel said of the heats aligned by qualifying night points. “But they gave the guys that started further back passing points, so that moved us back in the ‘B’.”

A rough start to his ‘B’ Main was too much to overcome. “We got bunched up a little bit at the start and just couldn’t get anything going.”

Reutzel looks to post some strong runs with the World of Outlaws in the Lone Star state this weekend.

“Hopefully we can get things turned around this weekend, we’re looking forward to it,” Reutzel wraps up.

2017 Quick Stats: 13 races, 2 top-tens. (2016 stats: 99 races, 8 wins, 33 top-fives, 50 top-tens)

Up Next: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at LoneStar Speedway (Kilgore, TX) on Friday night and the Gator Motorplex (Willis, TX) on Saturday night.

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