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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through June 19

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Shayle Bade, Raymond, Neb., 553; 2. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 540; 3. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 456; 4. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 450; 5. Jack Thomas, Bates City, Mo., 422; 6. Jeremy Huish, Ness City, Kan., 406; 7. Zach Rhodes, Mc Veytown, Pa., 394; 8. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 391; 9. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 389; 10. Kruz Kepner, Middleburg, Pa., 368; 11. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 359; 12. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 357; 13. Nick Barger, Madison, S.D., 355; 14. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 340; 15. Koby Werkmeister, Armour, S.D., 335; 16. Austin Reed, Etters, Pa., 326; 17. Chris Miller, Chillicothe, Ohio, 322; 18. Dillon Bickett, Madison, S.D., 321; 19. Owen Dimm, Mifflintown, Pa., 320; 20. Bayley Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 319.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 116; 2. David Knott, Fresno, Calif., 108; 3. Maverick Myrick, Tulare, Calif., 107; 4. Jeremy Alves, Hanford, Calif., 105; 5. Kevin W. Barnes Sr., Fresno, Calif., 102; 6. Kenneth (K.C.) Weikle, Sanger, Calif., 101; 7. Tylor Henson, Fresno, Calif., 98; 8. Howard Fergerson Jr., Porterville, Calif., 93; 9. Andy Smith, Lincoln, Calif., 63; 10. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 38.

Delaware – 1. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 40; 2. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 39; 3. Troy Betts, Middletown, Dela., 38; 4. Timothy Iulg, Bridgeton, N.J., 37; 5. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 36; 6. Christian Rumsey, Slate Hill, N.Y., 35; 7. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 33; 8. Tim Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 32; 9. Donald "D.J." Tanner, Warminster, Pa., 31; 10. Jeffrey Paulson, Honey Brook, Pa., 30.

Georgia – 1. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 40; 2. George Loux, Maiden, N.C., 39; 3. Cale Cozad, Summerville, S.C., 38; 4. Joshua Shantz, Salisbury, N.C., 37; 5. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 36; 6. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 35; 7. Tyler Lewis, Mooresville, N.C., 34; 8. John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., 33; 9. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 32; 10. Scott Hunter, Midland, N.C., 31.

Indiana – 1. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 210; 2. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., and Justin Mathews, Bloomington, Ind., both 205; 4. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 202; 5. Ethan Fleetwood, Smithville, Ind., 193; 6. Levi Hinck, Sweet Springs, Mo., and Barry Miller, Bedford, Ind., both 187; 8. Dustin Clark, Washington, Ind., 180; 9. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 176; 10. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 174.

Iowa – 1. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 115; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 110; 3. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 99; 4. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 77; 5. Shayle Bade, Raymond, Neb., 68; 6. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 67; 7. Jeffrey Wilke, Knoxville, Iowa, 55; 8. Jeremy Huish, Ness City, Kan., 40; 9. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 38; 10. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 37.

Kansas – 1. Jeremy Huish, Ness City, Kan., 189; 2. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 179; 3. Justin Chaffin, Newton, Kan., 145; 4. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 130; 5. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., and Charlee Chaffin, Cimarron, Kan., both 123; 7. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 116; 8. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 112; 9. Jeremy Campbell, Goddard, Kan., 108; 10. Jon Freeman, Salina, Kan., 105.

Kentucky – 1. Dean Barnes, Carmel, Ind., 40; 2. Blayne Ridgley, Bruceville, Ind., 39; 3. Wyatt Justice, Stoutsville, Ohio, 38; 4. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 37; 5. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 36; 6. Carson Dillion, Terre Haute, Ind., 35; 7. Roman Gephart, New Lebanon, Ohio, 34; 8. Alfred Galedrige Jr., Greenwood, Ind., 33; 9. Jason "Jay" Helton, Waverly, Ohio, 32; 10. Chris Miller, Chillicothe, Ohio, 31.

Maryland – 1. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 104; 2. Colton Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 84; 3. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 81; 4. Kenneth Heffner, Watsontown, Pa., 79; 5. Braeden Varner, Mifflintown, Pa., 74; 6. Dale Schweikart, Linden, Pa., 73; 7. Zach Rhodes, Mc Veytown, Pa., 71; 8. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 70; 9. Josh Spicer, Julian, Pa., and Alex "A. J." Barton, Bedford, Pa., both 66.

Minnesota – 1. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 187; 2. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 186; 3. Zach Glaser, Cleveland, Minn., 169; 4. Billy Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 148; 5. Brandon Buysse, New Ulm, Minn., 142; 6. Hunter Hanson, Lakefield, Minn., 139; 7. Daniel Griep, Minnetonka, Minn., and Rob Rawson, Big Lake, Minn., both 101; 9. Bruce Allen, Mankato, Minn., and Andrew Allen, Gaylord, Minn., both 93.

Missouri – 1. Kendall Weymuth, Sedalia, Mo., 249; 2. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 227; 3. Natalie Doney, Odessa, Mo., 204; 4. Matt Fox, Sedalia, Mo., 202; 5. Jack Thomas, Bates City, Mo., 182; 6. Mitchell Moore, Peculiar, Mo., 165; 7. Jacob Dye, Albany, Mo., 143; 8. Abigayle Lett, Odessa, Mo., 122; 9. Alan Cunningham, Half Way, Mo., 120; 10. Terry Easum, Broken Arrow, Okla., 112.

Nebraska – 1. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 319; 2. Shayle Bade, Raymond, Neb., 292; 3. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 288; 4. Brandon Horton, Waterloo, Neb., 280; 5. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 254; 6. Cole Wayman, Lincoln, Neb., 250; 7. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 247; 8. Cody Ledger, Omaha, Neb., 233; 9. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 225; 10. Chad Koch, Murdock, Neb., 223.

New Jersey – 1. Buddy Schweibinz, Petersburg, N.J., 156; 2. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 152; 3. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 137; 4. Troy Betts, Middletown, Dela., 135; 5. Tim Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 123; 6. Timothy Iulg, Bridgeton, N.J., 122; 7. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 121; 8. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 120; 9. Donald "D.J." Tanner, Warminster, Pa., 116; 10. Kevin Nagy, Gilbert, Pa., Aidan Borden, Jackson, N.J., and Jeffrey Paulson, Honey Brook, Pa., each 105.

North Carolina – 1. George Loux, Maiden, N.C., 74; 2. Cale Cozad, Summerville, S.C., 71; 3. Joshua Shantz, Salisbury, N.C., 66; 4. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 63; 5. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 55; 6. Chris Lamb, Reidsville, N.C., 54; 7. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 50; 8. Brianna Lawson, Jackson Springs, N.C., and Nick Tucker, Mooresville, N.C., both 40; 10. Jacob McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., and Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., both 38

North Dakota – 1. Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 149; 2. Morgan Nyquist, Moorhead, Minn., 138; 3. Brandon Rekow, Ellendale, N.D., 137; 4. Tom Cummings, Grandin, N.D., 130; 5. Andy Pake, Felton, Minn., 110; 6. Amelia Eisenschenk, Fargo, N.D., 108; 7. Daniel Griep, Minnetonka, Minn., and Marcus Rothenbacher, Ulen, Minn., both 104; 9. Ty Hanten, West Fargo, N.D., 75; 10. Joshua Johnson, Harwood, N.D., 68.

Ohio – 1. Chris Miller, Chillicothe, Ohio, 257; 2. Wyatt Justice, Stoutsville, Ohio, 255; 3. James Moore, Marysville, Ohio, 202; 4. Jaylynn Montgomery, Jackson, Ohio, 183; 5. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 179; 6. Jason "Jay" Helton, Waverly, Ohio, 168; 7. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 141; 8. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 139; 9. Lance Whaley, Morrow, Ohio, 126; 10. Chase Baker, Waynesville, Ohio, and Alexander Clute, Grand Blanc, Mich., both 123.

Oklahoma – 1. Conner Thomas, Post, Texas, 102; 2. Seth Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 88; 3. Brandon Jennings, Norman, Okla., 80; 4. Kayden Cole, Blanchard, Okla., 76; 5. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 75; 6. Danny Smith, Sapulpa, Okla., 71; 7. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., and Philip Fessler, Yukon, Okla., both 70; 9. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 68; 10. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., Whit Gastineau, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., each 67.

Pennsylvania – 1. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 394; 2. Kruz Kepner, Middleburg, Pa., 339; 3. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 326; 4. Zach Rhodes, Mc Veytown, Pa., 304; 5. Austin Reed, Etters, Pa., and Dustin Young, Danville, Pa., both 267; 7. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pa., 258; 8. Owen Dimm, Mifflintown, Pa., 232; 9. Michael Alleman, Port Royal, Pa., 223; 10. Mike Melair, Warrington, Pa., and Kenneth Heffner, Watsontown, Pa., both 212.

South Carolina – 1. Cale Cozad, Summerville, S.C., 77; 2. George Loux, Maiden, N.C., 76; 3. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 75; 4. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 72; 5. John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., and Tyler Lewis, Mooresville, N.C., both 67; 7. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 63; 8. Tyler Orzechowski, Jacksonville, Fla., 62; 9. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 56; 10. Connor Leoffler, Galivants Ferry, S.C., 40.

South Dakota – 1. Koby Werkmeister, Armour, S.D., 324; 2. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 309; 3. Nick Barger, Madison, S.D., 299; 4. Dillon Bickett, Madison, S.D., 296; 5. Jared Jansen, Parker, S.D., 283; 6. Dylan Waxdahl, Hartford, S.D., 276; 7. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 268; 8. Michalob Voeltz, Madison, S.D., 265; 9. Brady Donnohue, Arden Hills, Minn., 261; 10. Tyler Rabenberg, Cambridge, Minn., 257.

Texas – 1. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 315; 2. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 288; 3. Claud Estes, Godley, Texas, and Carson Bolden, Quinlan, Texas, both 249; 5. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 232; 6. Daniel "D.J." Estes Jr., Fort Worth, Texas, 231; 7. Trent Dixon, East Bernard, Texas, 199; 8. Robert Byrom, Benbrook, Texas, 192; 9. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, Louisiana, 191; 10. Herbert Wood, Kennedale, Texas, 179.

Virginia – 1. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., and Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., both 113; 3. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 106; 4. Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 101; 5. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 95; 6. Matthew Leach, Newport News, Va., 93; 7. Aaron Leach, Hampton, Va., 86; 8. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 72; 9. Chris Humblet, Shiloh, N.C., 67; 10. James Humblet, Shiloh, N.C., 62

West Virginia – 1. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 40; 2. Connor Leoffler, Galivants Ferry, S.C., 39; 3. Jacob Gomola, Guys Mills, Pa., 38; 4. George Loux, Maiden, N.C., 37; 5. Brianna Lawson, Jackson Springs, N.C., 36; 6. Jacob McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 35; 7. Tyler Orzechowski, Jacksonville, Fla., 34; 8. Nathan Emig, Dalzell, S.C., 33; 9. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 32; 10. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 31.

 

 

CRSA RAINED OUT AT OUTLAW, MOVED TO AUGUST 16

Press Release By: Marty Czekala – June 21, 2024

DUNDEE, N.Y. – It’s the same stuff, different day for CRSA this month.

CRSA Sprints officials and Outlaw Speedway track officials have postponed Friday's first Dandy Triple Play event to Aug. 16 due to weather.

Numerous weather reports predicted thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, so racing was called off.

This marks the first time in series history (excluding the 2020 COVID-19 season) that CRSA does not race in June.

With the move to Aug. 16, CRSA now has a two-in-two weekend, with racing the following day at Woodhull Raceway, also part of the Dandy Triple Play.

The CRSA Sprints will take the following weekend off, then turn their attention to July 4 for a Stars and Stripes at Land of Legends Raceway for round two of the DisBatch Brewing Company Challenge. Can’t make it? Tune in live on DIRTVision.

After that, a quick turnaround to July 6 for the series return to Genesee Speedway in Batavia.

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products. Associate sponsors for 2024 include Pit Stop Convenience Stores, DisBatch Brewing Company, Dandy, Joe's Garage, Westward Painting Company, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, Magsarus Ignitions, Hoosier Racing Tire, Insinger Performance with their Stinger Race Fuel, My Race Pass and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

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

Please like and follow the CRSA Sprints on Facebook and X @CRSASprints.

 

 

IN THE THICK OF THE USAC/CRA CHAMPIONSHIP HUNT, AJ BENDER HEADS TO PERRIS SATURDAY

(Perris, CA, June 20, 2024) The saying “Good things come to those who wait” seems to apply to AJ Bender's season in the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series. The San Diego, California resident not only won his first series event at Perris Auto Speedway on April 27th, but he also finds himself locked in a tight, early-season point battle for the USAC/CRA championship.

Bender should be no stranger to longtime Southern California racing fans. After moving from Texas with his family when he was five or six years old, he and older brother Bobby eventually became regulars in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series. Both made big impressions as fast, very capable drivers and in 2008, AJ won the CLS Rookie of the Year award.

After a few years in the CLS, Bender transitioned into the tough world of USAC/CRA 410 sprint car racing. He also had planned on competing in the newly created Perris Auto Speedway Young Gun Sprint Car Series (now known as the GAS Chassis Young Gun Series) when it debuted in 2013. At the time, the Young Guns series was for drivers 14-21 with no prior sprint car experience. Since he fell within the age range, he was also allowed to run with the Young Guns. That is, he was allowed to compete with the Young Guns in one race.

At the 2013 season opener, Bender put such a whipping on the Young Guns field that a new rule was introduced. While there was no official name for the rule, it quickly became known as the “Bender Rule.” That was due to how badly he whipped the competition. From that day forward, drivers with USAC/CRA experience were no longer eligible to compete in the Young Gun Series. That rule still stands today.

“Yeah, I know about the rule,” Bender laughed when reminded. “I was very bummed about the rule. It is hard to believe that was 11 years ago.

In the seasons since his only Young Guns win, Bender, now 31, has honed his skill and has become a talented driver. While the majority of his racing has been confined to Perris, he has proved to be very adaptable at any track he competes on. His thrilling win in the sprint car portion at the 2021 Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway put the fans on their feet at the end of the race. Over the last few years, he has also scored wins with the occasional ride in a lightning sprint car. The most recent one of those came while driving for Northern California’s Brian Fonseca at the Ventura Raceway on May 11th.

Any victory is nice, but one that eluded Bender was a win in the USAC/CRA Series. Considered the premiere traditional sprint car series west of the Mississippi, wins with the group are not easy to come by. Bender was aware of that, and despite a couple of heartbreaks, he never quit trying. He had not picked up a win through his first 118 starts in the West Coast group. That all changed on Saturday, April 27th, at Perris.

Bender was not having a spectacular season through the year's first four races. All told, he had one top 10 finish. That came at the Cocopah Speedway on March 23rd when he placed fifth. In the other four races, he was 12th and 16th at Perris and 15th at the Mohave Valley Raceway. At the race on April 27th, he qualified ninth fastest and won his 10-lap heat race. That placed him on the pole for the main. Over the years, the pole at Perris has not produced a lot of winners. This night it would be different.

In one of the best races at the track in recent years, Bender, driving the #21 DRC powered by a Shaver Engine and owned by his mom and dad, jumped into the lead, and set the pace for the first three circuits. The 30 lapper had seven lead changes, and Bender was engaged in every one of them. Performing flawlessly on the track’s famous cushion, he reclaimed the lead for two laps on lap 11. He then led laps 14 through 19 and finally 21 through 30. Unlike many drivers who luck into their first win, this victory was anything but that. It was a hard-fought-for, well-earned triumph.

“Absolutely, the feeling was through the roof,” Bender exclaimed of his first USAC/CRA win. “A feeling of what I have been trying for has finally been accomplished. But I told my dad when we left for home that night to forget it and go on to the next one. We have a long season ahead of us.”

“Maybe when I was younger, not that I did not care, but I did not take the time to learn this stuff,” the driver continued. “We have been with the CRA for a long time but we really never ran a full schedule. We pretty much only ran Perris. I feel like in the past four or five years I have done my homework. You know, taking the time to learn about the car and what I am feeling and what can make me go faster. I feel like a lot of my progression has been in the last four or five years. Kind of leading up to it (the first CRA win). I feel a lot of the time I have been close and I have had good cars. But it is racing and stuff happens.”

That win lit a fire under Bender. There have been two races since. The annual Salute to Indy at Perris on May 25th and the Golden Empire Clash at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway two weeks ago. The Dallas, Texas-born racer finished fifth and third in those races, respectively. The results have thrown him into the middle of a red hot championship race. The top six drivers are only 84 points apart. Bender is in the middle of the mix in third and is only seven points out of second.

“That alone is really cool,” he enthusiastically answered when asked how it felt being in third place. “Outside of when I ran the midget two years ago for a full season, I have never run a full season in a series in my racing career. This was kind of like a cool opportunity. This year, my dad said, ‘let's try to run the full season.’ I have always felt like I could be a good points racer because I feel like I am pretty consistent. On bad nights I try to come away with something out of it. It (being in the points race) makes me feel a little more confident and solidifies that I can do this. It is still a long season. Anything can happen. I try not to think about it too much, but it is hard not to think about it. It is cool to see your name on the stuff that they post.”

Not only is Bender in the thick of the points race but his mom and dad are as well. In the car owner points, they are second, only seven points back of the leader.

“That is pretty cool,” he responded about his parent’s lofty position in the owner points. “Especially since they (USAC/CRA) are offering money and stuff for the entrants.”

Bender was responding from his parent's garage while working on the racecar for this Saturday’s event at Perris. The friendly driver tries to work on the car a couple of days a week. It is hard to be there every night as he, his wife Tiffany, and daughter Reagan, who will soon turn five, live near downtown San Diego. The car is 45 minutes to an hour away in Ramona.

Family time with his wife and daughter is a big priority. Between the family, work, and living quite a distance from most of his competitors, he does not spend a lot of time with them.

“We don’t hang out outside of racing, but we are all pretty cordial to each other,” Bender said of his relationship with the other drivers. “That is nice. If they ask me something, I would not tell them a lie. I would tell them what is going on. It is kind of cool to be doing that with people you consider to be your friends. The racing community is kind of like your family. It is kind of nice not to have grudges or really dislike somebody. But at the same time, I wouldn’t give them an inch.”

To see if AJ Bender can pick up his second win of the year at Perris on Saturday, the fun begins when the gates open at 5:00 p.m. The night's first race will start at 7:00. Adult tickets are $30.00. For seniors 65 and over, it is $25.00. Kids 6 to 12 get in for only $5.00, and children five and under are admitted free. The fairgrounds charges $10.00 for parking. Advance tickets are available 24 hours a day online at the following website https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7/event/1366776 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to purchase tickets in advance, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

Bender wished to thank Bender Pool & Spa, Matrix Construction Services, Keys Brothers Racing, Lawler’s Towing, No Limit Powder Coating, and Brandit Designs for being marketing partners with him in the 2024 season.

The PAS is conveniently located on the freeway close Lake Perris Fairgrounds, home of the Southern California Fair, in nearby Riverside County. Take the 215 freeway. Exit at the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions online, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

To keep up with everything happening at The PAS, please visit the track’s social media efforts on Facebook and Instagram and visit the website at perrisautospeedway.com.

2024 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

June 22nd AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

June 29th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR AND SKY CONCERT” LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION

DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

THE FIRST 1,000 GUESTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE HOT DOG COUPON AND A FREE AMERICAN FLAG.

July 13th AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES, AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

August 10th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

August 17th BROTHER BRETT CLASSIC AT THE CALIFORNIA RACER’S HALL OF FAME NIGHT, AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND STREET STOCKS

September 7th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

September 21st AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

October 26th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

November 8th 27TH RUNNING OF THE OVAL NATIONALS Featuring AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER, STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

November 9th 27TH RUNNING OF THE OVAL NATIONALS Featuring AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES – JERRY DODD CHAMPIONS NIGHT, PASSCAR SUPER, STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

The PAS would like to thank all of its 2024 marketing partners.

Avanti Doors and Windows - https://www.avantiwindow.com/

Budweiser- https://us.budweiser.com/

Chris’s Hauling

Ed Pink Racing Engines – edpink.com

Flowdynamics - http://www.flowdynamicsonline.com/

GAS Chassis

Heimark Distributors - https://heimark.com/

Hoosier Tire - https://www.hoosiertire.com/

Jugo Superfoods – https://jugobrands.com/

Living Waters Hospice - https://livingwatershospice.com/

LKQ Pick Your Part - https://www.lkqpickyourpart.com/

Marjon RV’s - https://marjonrvs.com/

Mike’s Produce

Performance Online - https://www.performanceonline.com/

Premier Medical Transportation - https://pmtpremier.com/

Sunoco Race Fuels - https://www.sunocoracefuels.com/

Symbiosis - https://symbiosiscare.com/

Trench Shoring - https://www.trenchshoring.com/

Team Stites - https://teamstites.com/

Vista Paint - https://www.vistapaint.com/

Wind N Sea Towing - https://windnseatowing.com/

4 Wheel Parts - https://www.4wheelparts.com/

For information on 2024 billboard advertising at The PAS, please call 951-940-0134 and ask for Charlie Watson.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

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

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Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

DVDs of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

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BROWN GEARED UP FOR 2024 SEASON

WITH the 2024 season soon to be getting underway at Darwin’s Northline Speedway in the Northern Territory, one driver who is very excited about that happening is local 410 Sprintcar youngster Hayden Brown.

Heading into his fourth in the 410 Sprintcar class, the 24-year-old has set himself one main goal for the 2024 season, and that’s to be consistently amongst the top-10 runners.

“I’m looking forward to the season ahead and hoping that it’s going to be a good one,” enthused the Darwin, Northern Territory-based racer.

“The family team and I have been working hard throughout the off season getting the car ready the best we can and also building up our sponsorship support, which includes getting a new major sponsor in the guys at Territory Plant Hire, and I’m proud to say I’m happy with how the off season has panned out, and now it’s time get amongst it out on the race track.”

With a 10 race meeting calendar making up the 2024 season, Brown has his eyes on not only contesting all of them but getting his NT # 77 Territory Plant Hire supported Triple X car running at the front of the field.

“With this being my fourth season in Sprintcars, I’m working on being more consistent throughout the night in order to be up there come feature race time, and the team and I have shown plenty of speed in patches last season, but the aim is to try and do that on a more regular basis,” he said.

“For the first couple of months of the season, the team and I will be hoping to be amongst the top-five contenders, but when the big shows come around in the months of August and September with a lot of interstate competitors, I’m aiming to be one of the best of the locals by qualifying into the feature races and seeing where I end up.”

There is no doubt that Brown and his family team are well prepared for the upcoming 2024 season, and they are hoping that this is going to be the catalyst for them upping the ante out on the race track.

The 2024 season begins for Brown and his team with this Saturday night’s Darwin Title at Northline Speedway.

2024 Season Schedule

June 22 - Northline Speedway (Darwin Title)

July 13 - Northline Speedway

July 27 - Northline Speedway

August 10 - Northline Speedway

August 24 - Northline Speedway

September 6 - Northline Speedway (Defend The Top End)

 

 

Weaver’s Win Earns Points Lead; RUSH Mods Sunday at Tri City Raceway Park

(Franklin, PA June 19, 2024): Jeremy Weaver’s first career win in the 410 Sprint Car division last Sunday at Tri City Raceway Park was a memorable one, for sure. But, little did he know as he celebrated in victory lane that he also became the points leader in the Krill Recycling season championship. Weaver vaulted from third to first in one fell swoop.

Weaver enters this week’s contest two points ahead of veteran Bob Felmlee and seven points ahead of two-time and defending champion A.J. Flick. You can count on seeing all three in action this Sunday, along with a dozen or more talented 410 Sprint Car racers.

Gale Ruth, Jr., Andy Cavanaugh, Cameron Nastasi, Bodey McClintock, and many more will try for their first wins of the season, which could shuffle up the point standings even more.

The 21st Century Energy Group 358 Modifieds will be on the card as well. The burning question is whether Erick Rudolph will make the trip from the Empire State to square off again with Chad Reitz. Both drivers have a pair of wins on the season, so Sunday could be a tie breaker for divisional bragging rights. Steve Slater is still under medical care, so Eric Gabany will probably be at the controls of Slater’s car once again. Gabany filled in admirably last week, finishing a close second to the invader. Maybe Gabany can bring home the win? Or, will it be Kyle Fink, who finally seems to have worked out the bugs that hampered his early season efforts.

There was also a change at the top of the standings for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks. Tim Bish encountered an engine problem in the make-up feature last week, and he did not compete in the regularly scheduled program. But, Pat Fielding ran both ends of the double header and, now, his consistency has put him out front in the championship contest. Josh Seippel sits just two points back and Rod Laskey is only three points out of the lead. Their competition will be intense. Nearly twenty Pro Stocks were on hand last week, and another banner field is expected.

The 4 Your Car Connection RUSH Sprint Cars had their second event since being added to the Sunday Thunder line-up. The Rush Sprints will be racing at another area speedway this weekend due to a prior scheduling arrangement. So, pinch hitting for them this week will be the RUSH Sportsmen Modifieds.

Racing action will start at 6 p.m., with practice for the RUSH Sportsmen Modifieds only.

The pit gates will open at 2 p.m., as usual. Spectator gates will open at 4 p.m.

The regular ticket prices will apply for this event. Adults will be admitted for $15. Seniors (ages 62 and up), students (ages 11 to 16), and military will be admitted for $13, all with proper identification of course. Children (ages 10 and under) will be free. Pit passes will be $35, with the exception that infant pit passes (for those ages two and under) will be $15.

If you cannot make it to Tri City Raceway Park this week, there will be a Sunday Thunder program next week, plus an autograph session for all divisions.

Plus, watch the track social media feed for some exciting schedule changes in the coming weeks!

The divisional sponsors of Tri City Raceway Park for 2024 are: Krill Recycling, LLC (410 Sprint Cars), 21st Centure Energy Group (358 Modifieds), Hovis Auto & Truck Supply (Pro Stocks), and 4 Your Car Connection (RUSH Sprint Cars).

All competitors at Tri City Raceway Park will be eligible for the Marsh Heating & Cooling Heat Race Challenge. The driver that wins the most heat races over the course of the season, regardless of the class, will receive a special award.

Other marketing partners of Tri City Raceway Park for 2024 include: Erie Beer, Wab-Tec (manufacturer of locomotive engines), Schaeffer Lubricants, Keystone Transit (school buses), Blue Ox Timbers (buyers of timberland timber land management), Constable Refuse (residential and commercial garbage collectors), First Rate Realty (real estate sales), Landscape Connection (portable toilets and landscape supplies), KEI-Klapec Express Inc. (trucking company), BKI-Bert Klapec Inc. (excavation and demolition), Shambaugh Towing, Gibson Hill Automotive (auto repair), McCandless Ford Sales (located in Mercer and Meadville), McCandless Trailer Sales (located in Mercer and Meadville), Big Dog RC (remote controlled cars and race track), McGregor Excavating, Les Frickshun (lubricants and undercoating), Bish Heating & Cooling, Wet Hose LLC (pressure washing), Heffern Septic Service, Tionesta Builders Supply (located in Tionesta and Shippenville), UCIP-United Community Independence Program (housing and services for the handicapped), Close Racing Supply, Billy’s Garage & Towing, Oakland-Rampart Equipment (makers of centrifugal dryers, wash systems, and separators).

Remember that you will need to check the Facebook page, Tri City Raceway Park, for current information. The former website is not updated and will soon be replaced.

Tri-City Raceway Park is located just a few miles north of Franklin, PA, at 3430 State Route 417 in Oakland Township. Professional auto racing will be presented in a family friendly atmosphere most Sunday evenings from May through Labor Day weekend.

 

 

THREE SPRINT CAR CLASSES AND TWO STOCK CAR CLASSES SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Perris, CA, June 18, 2024) This Saturday night, June 22nd, Perris Auto Speedway will host the fastest traditional sprint car series west of the Mississippi. The cars will be the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Cars but they will not be the only group of cars supplying the intense action. In addition to the 410 sprinters, the GAS Chassis Young Gun Sprints, PAS Senior Sprints, and the PASSCAR Street and American Factory Stocks will also be on hand to thrill the crowd.

For the first time this season, coming into Saturday’s Street Stock portion of the program, there is no tie for first in the championship point standings. Over the first two races, James Altman Jr of Lake Elsinore, and Ohio native Evan Sennett, who now lives in Riverside, were tied for the top of the heap in the standings. That great battle hit a bit of a rough patch at the last event on May 25th when a rod in Sennett’s engine decided to escape from the block during the heat race.

Sennett’s misfortune, combined with another top-notch performance by Altman, broke the tie and gave Altman some breathing room in the championship standings. Altman, who has a win, a second place and a third in the first three races of the year, now leads the title chase by a single point!!! Taking up the chase and breathing directly down his neck is Rancho Palos Verdes racer George Leventis, whose father, Chris is the two-time defending class champion. Lake Mathews teen Cameron Pierce, another second-generation racer, is third and is only nine points out of first. Morgan Rowlan of Riverside and 2021 champion “Elkman” Brandon Kelly are fourth and fifth. Personable Sennett and the senior Leventis are sixth and seventh.

In the American Factory Stocks, Menifee's David Uraine leads a tight battle that sees the top five only separated by 11 points. James Keller of Jurupa Valley is second, five points behind Uraine. Nuevo's Ethan Kintop is one point behind Keller. David Stites of Canyon Lake and Albert Jurtado of Riverside are fourth and fifth and only trail the leader by 10 and 11-points respectively.

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American Factory Stock point leader David Uraine. Kenny Lonngren photo.

In the GAS Chassis Young Gun Sprint Car class, Westminster’s Brecken Guererro has a firm grip on the championship and the brand-new GAS Chassis that will go with it. The first-year driver holds a 58-point lead over fellow newcomer Jake McKee of Redlands. Riverside’s Cody Deloye and Seth Dyer of Yucca Valley are third and fourth.

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Brecken Guerrero, who is in his first year racing sprint cars, leads the GAS Chassis Young Gun Points.
Kenny Lonngren photo.

Like Guererro, Tustin’s Bob Suchy has a big lead over Yorba Linda’s Greg Badgwell in the Senior Sprints. IE-based drivers Mike Kotlinski of Nuevo and Murrieta’s Tyler Hatzikian are third and fourth.

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Tustin's Bob Suchy sits on top of the Senior Sprint points. Kenny Lonngren photo.

All the fun begins when the gates open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. The first race of the night will begin at 7:00. Adult tickets are $30.00. For seniors 65 and over it is $25.00. Kids 6 to 12 get in for only $5.00 and children five and under are admitted free. The fairgrounds charges $10.00 for parking. Advance tickets are available 24 hours a day online at the following website https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7/event/1366776 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not wish to purchase tickets in advance, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

The PAS is conveniently located on the freeway close Lake Perris Fairgrounds, home of the Southern California Fair, in nearby Riverside County. Take the 215 freeway. Exit at the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. For directions online, the address to enter is: 18700 Lake Perris Drive and the zip code is 92571.

PASSCAR Street Stock Points

1. James Altman Jr., Lake Elsinore … 59

2. George Leventis, Rancho Palos Verdes … 58

3. Cameron Pierce, Lake Mathews … 50

4. Morgan Rowlan, Riverside … 43

5. Brandon Kelly, Moreno Valley … 42

AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS Points

1. David Uraine, Menifee … 44

2. James Keller, Jurupa Valley … 39

3. Ethan Kintop, Nuevo … 38

4. David Stites, Canyon Lake … 34

5. Albert Jurtado, Riverside … 33

GAS Chassis Young Gun Sprints Points

1. Brecken Guerrero, Westminster … 180

2. Jake McKee, Redlands … 122

3. Cody Deloye, Riverside … 117

4. Seth Dyer, Yucca Valley … 53

PAS Senior Sprint Cars Points

1. Bob Suchy, Tustin … 187

2. Greg Badgwell, Yorba Linda …118

3. Mike Kotlinski, Nuevo … 111

4. Tyler Hatzikian, Murrieta … 60

To keep up with everything happening at The PAS, please visit the track’s social media efforts on Facebook and Instagram and visit the website at perrisautospeedway.com.

2024 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

June 22nd AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

June 29th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR AND SKY CONCERT” LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION

DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

THE FIRST 1,000 GUESTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE HOT DOG COUPON AND A FREE AMERICAN FLAG.

July 13th AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES, AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

August 10th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

August 17th BROTHER BRETT CLASSIC AT THE CALIFORNIA RACER’S HALL OF FAME NIGHT, AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND STREET STOCKS

September 7th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

September 21st AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

October 26th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

November 8th 27TH RUNNING OF THE OVAL NATIONALS Featuring AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER, STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

November 9th 27TH RUNNING OF THE OVAL NATIONALS Featuring AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES – JERRY DODD CHAMPIONS NIGHT, PASSCAR SUPER, STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

The PAS would like to thank all of its 2024 marketing partners.

Avanti Doors and Windows - https://www.avantiwindow.com/

Budweiser- https://us.budweiser.com/

Chris’s Hauling

Ed Pink Racing Engines – edpink.com

Flowdynamics - http://www.flowdynamicsonline.com/

GAS Chassis

Heimark Distributors - https://heimark.com/

Hoosier Tire - https://www.hoosiertire.com/

Jugo Superfoods – https://jugobrands.com/

Living Waters Hospice - https://livingwatershospice.com/

LKQ Pick Your Part - https://www.lkqpickyourpart.com/

Marjon RV’s - https://marjonrvs.com/

Mike’s Produce

Performance Online - https://www.performanceonline.com/

Premier Medical Transportation - https://pmtpremier.com/

Sunoco Race Fuels - https://www.sunocoracefuels.com/

Symbiosis - https://symbiosiscare.com/

Trench Shoring - https://www.trenchshoring.com/

Team Stites - https://teamstites.com/

Vista Paint - https://www.vistapaint.com/

Wind N Sea Towing - https://windnseatowing.com/

4 Wheel Parts - https://www.4wheelparts.com/

For information on 2024 billboard advertising at The PAS, please call 951-940-0134 and ask for Charlie Watson.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

DVDs of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

 

 

CRSA HEADS TO OUTLAW TO BEGIN DANDY TRIPLE PLAY

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Press Release By: Marty Czekala – June 19, 2024

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints, powered by SuperGen Products, prepare to return to Outlaw Speedway Friday to begin the Dandy Triple Play.

It is just the seventh time the track in Dundee has hosted "The Future Stars of Sprint Cars." Last year, Tomy Moreau won his second career CRSA feature.

Here’s a look at the stories entering the weekend.

Last Race: A return to the Afton Fairgrounds Speedway May 31 for CRSA to continue the Joe's Garage Southern Tier Series. With nine to go, Kyle Pierce took advantage of Jeff Trombley’s blown motor to take the lead and not back for his first win of the season, the fifth of his career.

This was a race in which the one that got away returned to him. Last time at Afton, Pierce was leading when he ran out of fuel in the final laps, giving the win to Dalton Herrick.

"Anytime we can win, or even in the top 10, that's a great day for us,” said Pierce post-race. “To finally get a win is a great way to start the summer months.”

Mike Kiser finished second, while Dalton Herrick was third.

A New Series: This Friday kicks off the Dandy Triple Play. This three-race series travels to Outlaw and Woodhull, both tracks near a local Dandy convenience store.

Dandy is a full convenient store with excellent food service and a large selection of fuel. With over 60 locations in the Southern Tier of New York and Northern Pennsylvania, Dandy's mission is to ensure that every customer receives courteous service while providing quality products at a fair price in a safe environment.

To celebrate the first race, the top three Friday will receive gift cards to Dandy.

Are you heading to the race? Eat at Dandy, down the road from the track on 53 Water St. CRSA recommends the chicken and waffle sandwich and the brisket special.

We know Drama: In the last three races of action, exciting moments have unfolded amongst the leaders in the second half of the race. Matt Rotz had to hold off a hard-charging Bobby Parrow in the final laps for his first career sprint car win at Land of Legends. Back at Weedsport, Bobby Parrow broke a rear end to give Jordan Hutton the win. Now, Friday at Afton, it was Trombley’s engine giving away to give Kyle Pierce his first win.

Bad Luck June: CRSA has yet to complete a single race in the sixth month of the 2024 calendar. All three events scheduled for June 1 at Fonda Speedway, June 7 at Utica-Rome Speedway and June 14 at Penn Can Speedway were postponed, leaving only one race on the calendar for June. The last time CRSA only contested one event in June was 2019, a race at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park.

What’s Happening?: With postponements the last few weeks, some drivers have had only one place to run Saturdays, Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua. Last Saturday, 23 drivers checked in and featured Timmy Lotz recording his first 305 Sprint victory over Darryl Ruggles and Bobby Parrow.

“Those (yellows) kept coming one after another, was just hoping they’d stop,” said Lotz in victory lane. "Was trying to figure out how to get around all that (lapped traffic), so I’m glad the caution came out for that (last) one. I didn’t even know it was the checkers, thought we still had one more (lap) to go and then I see (Hixson) throw the doubles (checkered flags) so I knew I was good to go.”

Johnny Kolosek and Ruggles have also won in recent weeks of action.

By the Numbers: At Outlaw, the average car count in the last three races is 19. Darryl Ruggles, Dana Wagner and Dalton Herrick have the most top fives at two. Ruggles is the only repeat winner at Outlaw. Other winners at “The Baddest Dirt Track on the Planet” include Danny Varin, Jeff VanSteenburg, Jordan Hutton and Tomy Moreau.

From the Frontman: "Finally, we're excited to return to racing! Based on what we’ve seen for sprint car racing at Outlaw, the racing has been incredible. Ensure you stay hydrated, bring your cool towels and do what you must do to stay cool. It’s going to be an excellent night to kick off summer.” ~ Mike Emhof

From the Track Promoter: “Mike Emhof has worked exceptionally hard in moving the CRSA Sprints into one of the major sprint car touring groups in the northeast. Each year, the series continues to grow in popularity, and they can boast of huge car counts wherever they go.”~ Tyler Siri, per Outlaw's press release

Up Next: CRSA takes the weekend of June 28 off, then returns to action July 4 at Land of Legends for a Stars and Stripes Spectacular special in the second race of the DisBatch Brewing Company Challenge. After that, a quick turnaround to Genesee Speedway in Batavia July 6.

Standings

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 624 pts

2. 22 Tomy Moreau -16

3. 9K Kyle Pierce -25

4. 29 Dalton Herrick -26

5. 3A Jeff Trombley -31

6. 21B Blake Warner -40

7. 28 Ron Greek -40

8. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. -58

9. J27 John Cunningham -85

10. 99 Adam Depuy -139

Previous Winners @ Outlaw

1. Darryl Ruggles (2) 2014, 2016

2. Danny Varin (1) 2012

3. Jeff VanSteebburg (1) 2012

4. Jordan Hutton (1) 2022

5. Tomy Moreau (1) 2023

Feature Winners

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 2

2. 77 Matt Rotz 1

3. 9K Kyle Pierce 1

Feature Polesitters

1. D9 Dustin Sehn 1

2. 48A Alysha Bay 1

3. 33 Scott Landers 1

4. 28 Ron Greek 1

Heat Winners

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 2

2. 3A Jeff Trombley 2

3. 22 Tomy Moreau 2

4. 56 Billy VanInwegen Jr. 1

5. 88c Chad Miller 1

6. 23 John Smith 1

7. 25G Tyler Graves 1

8. 18c Dan Craun 1

9. 22 Tomy Moreau 1

10. 80 Bobby Parrow 1

11. 33 Scott Landers 1

12. 99 Adam Depuy 1

13. 18 Timmy Lotz 1

Top 5s

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 2

2. 3A Jeff Trombley 2

3. 9K Kyle Pierce 2

4. 29 Dalton Herrick 2

5. 56V Billy VanInwegen 2

6. 22 Tomy Moreau 1

7. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. 1

8. 8 Dillon Paddock 1

9. 33 Scott Landers 1

10. 80 Bobby Parrow 1

11. 4s Johnny Smith 1

12. 48a Alysha Bay 1

13. 77 Matt Rotz 1

14. 99 Mike Kiser 1

15. 12 Tyler Chartrand 1

Top 5 Hard Chargers By +/-

1. 56V Billy VanInwegen +28

2. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. +27

3. 21Z Zach Sobotka +24

4. 9K Kyle Pierce +19

5. 8 Dillon Paddock +14

Fastest Lap

1. 56V Billy VanInwegen 1 (15.085s @ Thunder Mountain)

2. 77 Matt Rotz 1 (16.838s @ Land of Legends)

3. 121 Steve Glover 1 (15.569s @ Weedsport)

4. 3A Jeff Trombley 1 (14.153s @ Afton)

Lap Leaders

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 30

2. 77 Matt Rotz 20

3. 80 Bobby Parrow 9

4. 28 Ron Greek 9

5. 9k Kyle Pierce 9

6. 3a Jeff Trombley 7

7. 56V Billy VanInwegen 5

8. 121 Steve Glover 5

9. 4s Johnny Smith 1

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products. Associate sponsors for 2024 include Pit Stop Convenience Stores, DisBatch Brewing Company, Dandy, Joe's Garage, Westward Painting Company, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, Magsarus Ignitions, Hoosier Racing Tire, Insinger Performance with their Stinger Race Fuel, My Race Pass and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

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

Please like and follow the CRSA Sprints on Facebook and X @CRSASprints.

 

 

SEXTON GATLIN RACING RETURNS TO ACTION SATURDAY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

Brent is returning to action after working on his tan at the river. Grant spent his vacation In Puerto Vallarta. Despite missing the last two USAC/CRA races, both drivers are still ranked in the top 20 in points. Brent, a three-time lightning sprint car champion who is a rookie in the best traditional sprint car series west of the Mississippi, is currently 17th in the series championship standings. Grant, who captured the 2023 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year award, is 20th.

Saturday will be the fourth appearance of the season for the beautiful Sexton Gatlin Racing #22 and #44 cars on the banked half-mile clay oval in Riverside County. Both drivers are hoping for better results than they achieved in the first three outings. For Brent, a 52-year-old who first raced at Perris over a quarter of a century ago, he has finished 13th, 15th, and 16th at the track this year. Grant, who will turn 20 in less than a month, has an 18th, 19th, and 21st.

Brent’s 13th at Perris was his best outing in the series in 2024. Grant’s best USAC/CRA finish thus far in 2024 was an 11th at Arizona's Mohave Valley Raceway on April 6th.

During his 2023 Rookie of the Year campaign, Grant had five top-10 finishes and one top-5. His best finish was fifth at Bakersfield Speedway on June 24th. In seven appearances at Perris last season, he had two top-10 results. The first of the two was in the prestigious Salute to Indy on Memorial Day weekend. He closed his Perris Auto Speedway season on November 11th when he finished eighth.

Between the USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints and PAS Senior Sprints, Brent started eight main events at Perris in 2023. His biggest successes came in the POWRi Series where he won April 15, placed second on May 27th, and sixth on November 11th. On June 10th of last year, he drove in both the USAC/CRA Series and the Seniors. He placed seventh in a shocking first appearance in the “Big Boy” USAC/CRA main. That came moments after he finished second in the Senior main.

Spectator gates at Perris will open at 5:00 p.m., and racing will follow at 7:00. Adult tickets are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12, it is only $5, and children 5 and under are free. Advance tickets are available twenty-four hours a day online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7/event/1366776 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. The fairgrounds charge $10 for parking. The track is located on the freeway close Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the City of Perris. The track website is http://perrisautospeedway.com/index.html and the office phone is (951) 940-0134.

Sexton Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2024 season possible. East County Electric Works, Keys Brothers, BR Motorsports, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a marketing partner with Sexton Gatlin Racing in 2024, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com.

Brent Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

3/1/24 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Lightning Sprints 4th A Main

3/2/24 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 12th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 16th A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

3/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

4/6/24 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 17th A Main

4/20/24 Bakersfield Speedway USCS Sprint Cars 25th A Main

4/20/24 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

4/27/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

5/18/24 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

5/25/24 Barona Speedway SoCal Lightning Sprints 1st A Main

6/1/24 Ventura Raceway USCS Sprint Cars 10th A Main

6/8/24 Barona Speedway SoCal Lightning Sprints 5th A Main

Grant Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 21st A Main

3/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

4/6/24 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

4/20/24 Bakersfield Speedway USCS Sprint Cars 16th A Main

4/27/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

5/11/24 Barona Speedway So Cal Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

5/18/24 Bakersfield Speedway Ultimate Sprint Car Series 5th A Main

6/1/24 Ventura Raceway Ultimate Sprint Car Series 3rd A Main

 

 

SEVERAL FORMER CHAMPS ON TAP FOR MUST SEE RACING OWOSSO EVENT

June 19, 2024 – Holly, Michigan – When the Must See Racing Sprint Series Presented by Perfit-Parts invades Owosso Speedway this Saturday night June 22, it will bring with it an impressive list of former pavement sprint car champions from around the country.

The list of entrants for the event announced Wednesday afternoon is stout. This may be one of the deepest lineups MSR has fielded at Owosso Speedway in a long time. It is highlighted by five-time MSR champion Jimmy McCune and defending MSR champion Jason Blonde.

Other champions expected to compete include 2022 MSR champion Charlie Schultz, 2017 Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series champion John Inman, three-time Little 500 champion Jeff Bloom, 305 pavement champion Kevin Mingus, and former T.B.A.R.A. champion Shane Bulter.

Defending Open Wheel Showdown champion Aaron Willison will be making his second career MSR start aboard the legendary Dick Myers owned #50m. In Willson’s first series start June 1 at Lancaster, New York, Willison turned in a strong performance and almost squeaked out a win on the final lap only to settle for second. Willison enjoyed his time in New York so much that he made it a priority to secure the ride in the #50m again this weekend.

Bobby Santos III, who has won the first two MSR outings this year, isn’t expected to compete due to a previous commitment. That should open the door for Joe Ligouri and Ryan Litt to possibly unseat Santos from the top of the standings. Liguori set quick time the last time the series competed on June 1.

Saturday’s event will be the first time this season the new ‘Fast Cash’ Challenge will be in effect. If the fast qualifier accepts the challenge, he will automatically pick up an additional $500 and have a chance to win additional cash bonuses in his heat race and feature event. A $100 bonus will also be up for grabs if he sets a new track record. If he accepts the challenge, the inversion number will be no worse than 6.

This new bonus program should be good news for Rick Holley. ”Smoke Show” as he is nicknamed, was the only driver in 2023 able to figure out the new asphalt at Owosso. Holley set quick time on both MSR visits to Owosso in 2023. He came away with the all-time track record on September 2.

Joining the MSR 410 Series will be the Maxima Racing Oils Midwest Lights Series on Saturday night giving fans a double-header of winged asphalt sprint car racing. The MSR Lights will also be in action Friday night June 21 at Corrigan Oil Speedway in Mason, Michigan. This is a rare two-race weekend for the MSR Lights.
Other drivers confirmed for Saturday’s MSR National event include Tommy Nichols, Tom Geren, Dorman Snyder, Joe Speakman, and Bobby Komisarski among others.

 

 

Heffner Enterprises South Team Undergoes Change of Direction

Ocean View, DE. June 17th, 2023.

As of today, Heffner Racing Enterprises South and Mike Heffner have decided to discontinue it's non-wing sprint car endeavors. This is the sole decision of team owner, Mike Heffner. Heffner stated, "I have enjoyed the last several years of being a non-wing team owner and have been blessed to have had some of the best drivers and crew members on the east coast. Our successes have proven that the dedication and passion of the team was well above par. I owe a great deal of gratitude to everyone who has been involved with the team for the last several seasons. There is no reason in particular, I just felt it in my gut and heart that it was time to focus on my true passion which is winged sprint car racing, of special note, I would like to sincerely thank Alex Bright, for piloting the car to numerous wins and podium finishes during the last year. Alex is a top-notch wheelman and a great person. I am certain that he has many wins left in him. I also would like to thank Curt Michael and the entire crew for their care and attention to the team and it's equipment. Last but certainly not least, a big personal thank you to Robert Hummer and our sponsors."

According to Heffner, the team plans to pause operations for the time being and will be reorganizing and reinventing to compete in 410 and 360 winged sprint car divisions. The team will continue to have Curt Michael manage and serve as crew chief for the team when the restructuring has been completed.

As for the Heffner Racing Enterprises Pennsylvania operations, it will be business as usual, nothing has changed or will change in the foreseeable future. Heffner states, "I am having more fun and im more excited than ever with the Troy Wagaman Jr piloted 27 in central Pa." Wagaman and the Ben Engle led team plan on competing in all of the Pennsylvania Speedweek.

Stay tuned for future updates regarding the next planned events, and driver for the Heffner Enterprises South team when they become available.

 

 

ESS Crosses the Border to Brockville, Cornwall This Weekend

By Curtis Berleue (Brockville, ONT) | Some of the most anticipated events on the Empire Super Sprints schedule each year are always the trips north of the border into Canada. 2024 is no different, and this coming weekend is the first of three border crossings for full-point events for the season.

Saturday, the tour will invade the Brockville Ontario Speedway for their first of two trips to the track, and Sunday will be the lone stop in 2024 at the Cornwall Motor Speedway. A strong contingent of ESS regulars is expected to take on some of the toughest Canadian locals.

Leading the charge north is current points leader Jason Barney, who, in addition to the success he’s been enjoying so far in 2024, will be tough to beat as he is a former winner at both Brockville (2017) and Cornwall (2018) in ESS action.

Two time and defending champion Jordan Poirier sits second in points headed into the weekend. The Quebec native and local favorite also has had success at both tracks in the past, notching an ESS win at Cornwall in 2017.

All persons entering the pits on Saturday at Brockville should be reminded that a digital waiver must be signed per the tracks insurance, and no paper waiver will be available at the track. The waiver can be found at https://bos.speedwaiver.com . Additionally, all teams looking to purchase medium tires should get their order to Shawn Donath no later than Thursday as only a limited supply will be available at the track this weekend.

The official order of events for both nights, along with pricing for each event can be found on both tracks’ website and Facebook pages, along with on the Empire Super Sprints social media channels.

For the latest news, information, and schedule updates regarding the Empire Super Sprints be sure to check the series website (www.EmpireSuperSprints.com) and follow along on Facebook (Empire Super Sprints), Twitter (@ESSprints) and Instagram (@empiresupersprints).

The Empire Super Sprints would like to thank the following series sponsors for their continued support: Rifenburg Contracting Corp, PJC Spray Foam, Hoosier Racing Tire, Cobra Coaches, E&V Energy, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Pinnacle Investments, LLC, Lacaillade Masonry, Inc., FX Caprara, ASI Racewear, Lanes Yamaha, Ashley Lynn Winery, Bicknell Racing Products, DirtTrackDigest.com and LC Design.

The ESS Road Ahead:

Saturday, June 22– Brockville Ontario Speedway – Brockville, ONT ($2,000 to Win)

Sunday, June 23 – Cornwall Motor Speedway - Cornwall, ONT ($2,000 to Win)

Wednesday, July 3 – Can Am Speedway – LaFargeville, NY ($2,500 to Win CNY Speedweek)

 

 

Dover Extends Condolences for Long-Time Family Friend and Sponsor

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (June 18, 2024) - Jack Dover and the Dover Family would like to offer condolences to the family and friends of a long-time family friend and sponsor.

Stan Cisar passed away this week after battling cancer. The Dover Family knew Cisar for several decades, forming a business relationship that became a friendship.

"Stan Cisar was one of our best friends in business and personal life," Marc and Lori Dover said. "Not many people know, but he had one of the best bands in the area and we were lucky enough to have him play at our wedding 42 years ago. For years to follow, he was the go-to guy for everything that needed lettering, be it race cars, signs for the auto show or an entire work truck lettered so it could be on the road in the morning.

"There was a word that wasn't in Stan's vocabulary - 'no.' It wasn't an option. He always got it done and made it look top notch. One of the best things of all was listening to him call the races and then we would all head to Denny's for breakfast afterwards and do some serious bench racing at the table or lunch at Lansky's for some pizza.

"Not many people have been involved with our lives in business, racing or personally as Stan was. He was a great business associate and an even better friend and will be truly missed. We are all better for knowing him. God Speed, 'Voice.' I'm sure he will be calling all those races beyond the pearly gates now."

Cisar's Speedway Graphics, which he sold last year, has been a sponsor for Jack Dover since he first began competing in race cars and throughout his sprint car career.

"I've known him since I was a little kid," he said. "On the business side, he did the stickers for my parent's towing business and has been involved in my racing since I started. We all appreciated his support as a sponsor, but more importantly we appreciated him as a friend. He is missed."

Dover made his 410ci winged sprint car season debut last week during the Kubota High Limit Racing event at Eagle Raceway. He qualified 19 th quickest in his group before advancing a position to end ninth in a heat race. Dover won the C Main and picked up a pair of positions to place 12 th in the B Main.

"Qualifying is so important everywhere you race and when you go to these big shows you have to qualify up front to be a contender or at least midpack to be in a position to advance into the main event," he said. "We didn't do either so it was tough to make much progress against that level of competition."

Dover is unsure of the date of his next race.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 11 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 9 (10); C Main: 1 (1); B Main: 12 (14).

SEASON STATS -

2 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

X: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Speedway Graphics

Speedway Graphics/Action Signs is a full-service sign and graphic shop specializing in vehicle graphics and commercial signs. The company has been in business since 1986 and is centrally located in Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Speedway-Graphics-408360385887505/ .

"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 Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Thorpe's Body Shop, Husker Diesel, West Omaha Irrigation and Lawns, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, Speedway Graphics, Phil Durst, SSS Motorsports, Speedway Engines, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Smith Titanium, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Produces Win at Skagit Speedway and Podium at Grays Harbor Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (June 18, 2024) - Trey Starks enjoyed a victorious weekend in Washington.

Starks won his eighth race of the season last Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger before he recorded a third-place result on Sunday during the Timber Cup hosted by Grays Harbor Raceway.

The weekend started with Starks setting quick time during 360ci winged sprint car competition at Skagit Speedway.

"It was another solid night," he said. "We went quick time and from fourth to second in the heat race. We drew the No. 3 for the feature redraw and I think that's the third week in a row we've started third at Skagit.

"I fell to fourth trying to make the bottom work a little too hard early in the feature. I got up in line. The track was really wide. The top was way up there and the bottom was slick so the track was really good. Close to the halfway point we started getting into traffic. The guys in second and third went to the bottom and the top. I closed in on them and it seemed every lane was blocked. I pulled into the middle going into turn three and I found something on the exit that had a lot of grip. I used that line through the middle to get by second and third. I could see we were rolling in the leader, but I was starting to wear my own groove out so I started to move around to try to preserve it in case I had to use it to go for the lead. We got a caution with about six laps to go. I got a really good restart and was able to just slip underneath him going into turn three. My car came alive in clean air. We rolled the wing back a little and ran hard, consistent laps toward the end."

Starks ventured to Grays Harbor Raceway on Sunday for a NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race that capped the Fastest Five Days in Motorsports.

"We went out last in qualifying, which I don't think hurt us," he said. "We had a solid qualifying lap to get third. That was important with that format. We went fourth to third in the heat race. We were solid, but there wasn't a whole lot that could be done in the dash and we finished fourth. The track was fairly narrow until the feature.

"The modifieds ran before us and chopped the track up even more. At the beginning of the feature it looked like it might be a cowboy-up track, just rough and hooked up. It was that way the first five or 10 laps. Then the track cleaned off and turned into a really good racing surface. It was pretty technical and you had to be careful where you were running. We rode in fourth the first 10 laps or so and then got to third and tracked down the leaders. We had a late-race restart and challenged for second, but didn't quite get there. For our first night at Elma in a 410 and on different track conditions than we were used to and against solid competition, we were pretty happy with our finish."

Next up for Starks is the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway this Thursday through Saturday. He enters the weekend leading the 410 standings at the track, where he has won three of the five 410 races this season.

"I feel like the last couple of years we've felt better and better going into Dirt Cup and that's the same tune this year," he said. "I feel the best I have leading into Dirt Cup. We had really good prelim nights last year and didn't quite finish it off on the final night. If we can have a similar run on the prelims and capitalize more on the final night we have a good shot at being up front."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (3).

June 16 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 8 wins, 12 top fives, 12 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.StarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Produces First NARC Win of Season at Grays Harbor Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (June 18, 2024) - Dominic Scelzi earned his first NARC 410 Sprint Car Series feature victory of the season on Sunday to wrap up the Fastest Five Days in Motorsports.

It was his best result during a busy week that also showcased a top 10 at both Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore., and Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., as well as a podium performance at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

"It was a weird week," he said. "That's the only way I can put it. We started off Wednesday night at Southern Oregon Speedway and the track was really fast from the middle up and it was really wet and greasy on the bottom. Everybody was qualifying through the middle. We did a great job and were fourth quickest so we were on the pole of our heat race. The bottom never got worked in so there was nothing I could do to win the start. The outside front row won every heat race and the dash and the main event. By not winning the heat race I didn't make the dash and then I started on the inside row in the feature as well. I fell to eighth on the start and raced up to sixth in 13 laps before a bad wreck that ended the race early."

Scelzi ventured to the Douglas County Dirt Track in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday. He qualified fourth quickest, won a heat race and placed second in the dash to line up on the outside of the front row in the main event.

"We were good all night," he said. "They did a rework of the track before the feature. I felt pretty confident. Going into turn one there was a little bit of grease up top and it caught me off guard. I got sideways and into the cushion and it sent me upside down and killed a brand new race car."

Scelzi rebounded from the 22nd-place finish the following night at Cottage Grove Speedway, where he timed in sixth quickest, placed second in a heat race and advanced from seventh to third in the feature. It was the second-most positions gained by any driver.

"The bottom was super, super slick so there was no chance to win the heat race," he said. "That kept me out of the dash again. In the feature I drove from seventh to third and we were under Cole (Macedo) coming to the checkered. The last 10 laps we were the fastest car on the track. So that was a positive, but at the same time a bummer knowing that if we made the dash we would have had better track position for the feature."

Scelzi was seventh quickest to open the program at Willamette Speedway on Saturday.

"The track was so wet to start the night," he said. "We qualified good and started on the outside of the front row in a heat race. I felt the polesitter jumped the start and ran me up toward the wall. I was in third off turn two. I tried to rip the top to get back to second and ended up falling to fourth. I started 10 th in the feature and just couldn't get around anyone as there was no passing so we finished 10th."

The five-day speedweek concluded on Sunday at Grays Harbor Raceway, where Scelzi was eighth quickest in qualifying. He then won a heat race, the dash and the Timber Cup main event.

"Grays Harbor is one of my favorite tracks in the country," he said. "Two years ago we ran second to Trey (Starks) and last year we led until I ran out of fuel. We got a good draw in the dash, which helped. In the feature as we went the track got pretty good and wide. You could run the bottom or middle or top. Justin (Sanders) got around me in traffic off turn two and I was able to slide him in turns three and four. It seemed I was the only one in the first few rows able to run the top, middle and the bottom. I was able to run all over the track and we took advantage to earn the win.

"I truly believe if just small things were changed this year we'd be celebrating our fourth NARC win. We finally got our first one. It was perfect timing for us and I believe this is exactly what we needed to get us over the hump."

Scelzi finished the week ranked sixth in the Fastest Five Days in Motorsports standings.

Next up for the team is the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series this Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 12 - Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 6 (7).

June 13 - Douglas County Dirt Track in Roseburg, Ore. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 22 (2).

June 14 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 3 (7).

June 15 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 10 (10).

June 16 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 3 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DominicScelziRacing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, which has more than 40 years of experience, specializes in fuel, oil and water connection systems within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.BMRS.net .

"Brown & Miller builds hands-down the best hoses and fuel lines," Scelzi said. "It's been a pleasure to work with them."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Sander Engineering, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Top World of Outlaws Weekend Opener at Knoxville; BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals Presented by MENARDS on Deck

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 18, 2024) - Big Game Motorsports is one win away from hitting the double-digit mark after David Gravel guided the team to its ninth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series triumph of the season last weekend.

The team invaded Knoxville Raceway for a doubleheader with Gravel opening the weekend on Friday by qualifying fourth quickest in his group. A runner-up result in a heat race advanced him into the dash and he gained a position to place second, earning the outside front row starting position for the A Main.

Gravel took the lead on Lap 10 and held the point until Lap 16 when Kyle Larson got by for the top spot. Gravel lost ground initially after being passed, but he began to rally a couple of laps later and closed on Larson. However, the leader pulled to a stop and Gravel inherited the lead with a half-dozen laps remaining. He pulled away for his 97 th career World of Outlaws victory.

"Once I got back to the bottom, I got right back to (Larson)," Gravel said in a post-race interview on DIRTVision. "I really wish we could've raced that out. I think he was running really aggressive and was maybe going to run high one more lap, and I might've been able to get underneath him. I wish we could've raced that out. I've got to thank Cody (Jacobs), Stephen (Hamm-Reilly) and Zach (Patterson) for working hard. This is a new car, and to debut it, qualify well going out late, and winning the race is really good."

The team wrapped up the weekend at 'The Sprint Car Capital of the World' on Saturday. Gravel timed in third quickest in his group and finished second in a heat race to once again move into the dash. He picked up a pair of positions in the dash to end third. Gravel battled for a podium position throughout the feature before he placed fourth for his 21 st top five of the season, which leads the World of Outlaws.

Gravel also used the solid weekend to boost his World of Outlaws championship points lead to 56 points. Next up for the team is the famed $100,000-to-win Huset's Hustle and the $250,000-to-win BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS running this Wednesday through Saturday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. Gravel won the record $250,000 top prize last year.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 14 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (2).

June 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 3 (5); Feature: 4 (3).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 9 wins, 21 top fives, 26 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., for the Huset's Hustle and the BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

X: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com .

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

Hagar Earns Podium During Riverside International Speedway's Greg Hodnett Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (June 18, 2024) - Derek Hagar posted a podium performance last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway during the 6 th annual Greg Hodnett Memorial.

"I feel like we had a good run," he said. "The race track was looking to be good and racy and we had an unexpected rain shower right before hot laps. It made it tough to pass. We had a terrible pill draw, but we were able to capitalize on the start of the heat race."

A run from sixth to third place in a heat race advanced Hagar into the feature redraw. He drew the No. 5 to line up on the inside of the third row in the main event.

"We got up to fourth pretty quick and maintained there," he said. "There was a hole going into turn three that kept eating people up. Someone in front of us got into that hole and got upside down and we moved up to third. We rode around there the rest of the race. The track started going away and the car got better as the race went on, but it was too late."

The third-place result marked Hagar's fifth podium of the season, including his fourth straight.

Hagar will join the USCS Series this Friday at Buckshot Speedway in Clanton, Ala., and Saturday at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala.

"I haven't been to Buckshot Speedway so it's always exciting to see a new track," he said. "East Alabama is where I got my first win. It was a special night. It was Father's Day Weekend in 2007. I enjoy racing there."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 3 (5).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 4 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Buckshot Speedway in Clanton, Ala., and Saturday at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B & D Towing and Recovery

Since 2002, B & D Towing and Recovery, which is located in Marion, Ark., has been the exclusive source for professional towing, recover 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 like to thank Nutrien Ag Solutions, Sonic of Dyersburg, Keith Jones Promotions, Boat Warehouse, West Tennessee Expediting, Inc., Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance Race Engines, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, AR Dyno Specialty, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Alex Pokorski seizes spot on PDTR 360 Sprint Car podium

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 18, 2024 – After enduring a relatively low-key start to the 2024 Akright Auto Plymouth Dirt Track Racing – Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car campaign, Alex Pokorski had everything planted full speed ahead as a spirited charge produced a podium showing in A-main competition Saturday, June 15 at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis.

Pokorski opened the second full PDTR 360 Sprint Car program of the 2024 campaign by topping the 27-car field to earn his first fast qualifier award of the season with a tour of 12.450 seconds around the venerable third-mile clay oval.

After starting and finishing fourth in the third PDTR-MSA heat race, Pokorski began the 25-lap main event from the eighth starting spot. The fifth-year Sprint Car racer was on the move from the start as he advanced past Justin Erickson to secure fourth on lap 3.

On lap 6, eventual race winner Ben Schmidt powered past to briefly push Pokorski back to fifth. After racing in close quarters with Justin Erickson and Brandon Berth over the next 14 laps, the West Bend, Wis. driver finally nailed down fourth place by passing Erickson on lap 20.

Four laps later, Pokorski slipped past T.J. Haddy to steal the third spot on the second-to-last lap of the race. Pokorski held on to secure a podium position with a third-place showing in the caution-free race.

“In qualifying, both laps felt really fast, so I figured I had a good shot at quick time,” Pokorski said. “The feature went well, and it felt really nice to have a solid night capped with a podium finish.”

In his second start and first full program of the 2024 campaign in the seat of Spyder Akright’s 53A car, Paul Pokorski qualified 17th overall with a lap of 12.943 seconds. The 32-year racer advanced from seventh to sixth in the second PDTR-MSA heat race, but fell one spot short of transferring to the 25-lap main event.

Paul Pokorski led the first five laps of the 12-lap PDTR-MSA B main before a caution flag was displayed for a spin involving Joseph Hintz in turn four. On the restart, Kurt Davis powered past Paul and assumed the lead. Over the next few laps Kevin Karnitz and Ellie Hensley shot past. However, Paul held on to finish fourth and secure a transfer spot into the 25-lap A main.

The 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association Masters Series champion started 19th and wound up 17th in the caution-free 25-lap PDTR-MSA A-main.

“I felt a little rusty early on in the night,” Paul said. “The car felt pretty good in the B main, but we had a minor fuel pickup issue that cost us a win there. In the feature, the car was a little too tight. We’re going to try a few different things when Spyder gets in the car next week and probably leave those changes in for me the following week if everything goes as planned. We had some fun and went home in one piece, which is sort of the goal with the 53A car. It helps keep racing fun when you don’t have to thrash all week!”

The Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team is set to compete with the Akright Auto PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Cars at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, June 22, along with the Badger Midgets, Grand Nationals and B Mods.

Spectator gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with qualifying at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.

Sponsors and supporters for the 2024 Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team include Akright Auto, Mulch Express of Wisconsin, Lynch Buick GMC West Bend, Countryside Designs, Goeden Auto Body, Petersen Septic Systems, Wisconsin Bank and Trust, Professional Plating, Ace Hardware (Kiel and Sheboygan Falls locations), Cedar Valley Hunt Club, Real Estate Property Shop-Sue Erdmann, Bonafide Security Solutions, Novak’s Service Center, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

For more information on Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pokorskimotorsports or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Novak’s Service Center
Alex Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team would like to acknowledge the support of long-time sponsor Novak’s Service Center of Manitowoc, which is celebrating its 52nd year in business in 2024.
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Located at 1320 Washington St. in Manitowoc, Novak’s Service Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To schedule an appointment, call 920-684-5737 or visit www.novaks1320.com.
Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Akright Auto

Located at 106 North Bluebird Lane in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Akright Auto has served as a reliable source for auto parts since 1940.

With a highly trained staff of auto parts professionals, Akright Auto is well prepared to assist customers with vehicle repair needs with a wide assortment of affordable, high-quality auto parts available on-site. If a part is not available, Akright Auto offers next-day delivery services.

In addition, Akright Auto provides full auto salvage services, along with a 90-day standard warranty on all parts purchases.

Contact Akright Auto by phone at 920-467-4201, toll-free at 800-400-4201, via email at dakright12@gmail.com or visit www.akrightauto.com.

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Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4
Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, June 22 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Friday, June 28 – Outagamie Speedway, Seymour, Wis. (IRA 410)
Saturday, June 29 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)

Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4
360 Sprint Car
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 5
Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Events – 4
Midwest Sprint Car Association Events – 5
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 2
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 2
Heat Race Victories – 1
Fast Qualifier Awards – 1

Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4
410 Sprint Car
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 2
Interstate Racing Association Events – 2
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 0
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0
Dash Appearances – 0
Dash Victories – 0

Paul Pokorski
Akright Auto 53A
360 Sprint Car
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 2
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 0
Heat Race Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

Post makes headway in PDTR 360 Sprint Car competition

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 18, 2024 – For just the second time in 2024, Randy Post tasted Akright Auto Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car A-main action and came away with an expanded array of notes to carry forward on Saturday, June 15 at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis.

Post opened up the night by qualifying 14th overall in the 27-car PDTR-Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car field with a lap of 12.860 seconds. The third-year Sprint Car racer then started and finished fifth in the second PDTR-MSA eight-lap heat race to earn a transfer spot to the 25-lap A main.

“The car felt really good in qualifying and the heat race,” Post said. “I struggled a little in the very beginning of the heat race, which caused us to lose one or two spots right at the start. Due to the misfortune of the 09 car [Clayton Rossmann], we were able to finish in the final transfer spot in the heat, which took a lot of weight off my shoulders on not having to run a very stacked B main.”

The Oostburg, Wis. rolled off from the 11th starting spot in the 22-car PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car main event and held his own throughout the swift, caution-free race to come home with a solid 16th-place showing in a race won by Ben Schmidt.

“Our starting spot in the feature was very nice, but early on in the race one of our shocks went bad and my car would not handle," Post said. "I went into the feature with the goal to hold my own and try to prove to myself that we can run with the big guys even if we aren't supposed to. It helps greatly running with the top half of the field seeing how they are attacking each corner on the track and how aggressively they are driving each other. I know when I am comfortable, that’s how I can expect the racing to be.
“The A main was very clean and competitive and I would love to see all of our races go like that the rest of the season,” he said. “I am very excited to take what we have learned in our short three-feature season to the next level to see if we can consistently be a top-10 car. If the driver can read the track better, we may have a shot at doing that.”

The Randy Post Racing Team will next be in action with the Akright Auto PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Cars at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, June 22, along with the Badger Midgets, Grand Nationals and B Mods.

Spectator gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with qualifying at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.
Sponsorship partners and supporters of Randy Post and the 2024 Randy Post Racing Team include Luedtke Electric, Sunset Auto, Akright Auto and Oostburg Automotive.
The Randy Post Racing pit crew members are Kirby and Nicole Post, Tiffany and Thomas Chamberlian, Brendan Ostrowski, Erin Schneider, Colton Chamberlian, Heidi Haver and the Kaat Racing family.
For more information on Randy Post Racing, check out Randy Post Racing #54 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rpr54/ or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.

Randy Post Racing Sponsor Showcase – Luedtke Electric

The Randy Post Racing Team is excited to welcome back Luedtke Electric as the primary sponsor for the 2024 racing season.

Based in Oostburg, Wis., Luedtke Electric, located at 214 North 10th St. 10th St., was founded in 1960 when Fred Luedtke’s dream of owning his own business became a reality.

Fred's sons began learning the trade when they were old enough to follow dad around. As a third-generation company, Todd and his two sons continue in the tradition of a strong work ethic and a passion for all things that power up, plug in, and provide light.

As a family-owned and operated business, Luedtke Electric prides itself on providing solutions for electrical challenges, and ideas for new projects with customers’ budgets and future in mind.

Luedtke Electric, which is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, specializes in residential wiring, service upgrades and light commercial, as well as custom residential and custom project lighting.

To contact or obtain additional information on Luedtke Electric, call 920-564-2022, send an email to brandon@luedtkeelectric.com or visit Luedtke Electric on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

Randy Post Racing
360 Sprint Car
2024 Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, June 22 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Saturday, June 29 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)

Randy Post Racing
360 Sprint Car
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 4
Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Events – 3
Midwest Sprint Car Association Events – 4
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

Huset's Speedway Hosting Fan Fest and Fun Activities Throughout BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals Presented by MENARDS Week

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (June 18, 2024) - Action has gotten underway for racers at the BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS.

James McFadden won the Longest Drive Contest presented by Folkens Brothers Trucking on Tuesday morning at the Brandon Golf Course. Matt Juhl placed second with Aaron Reutzel in third. All three earned prize money courtesy of Folkens Brothers Trucking.

The annual High Bank Classic Golf Tournament featuring drivers, fans, sponsors and many others got underway Tuesday afternoon. The Fan Fest will be held in the Huset's Speedway pit area from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and features face painting, vendor booths, big wheel races, the South Dakota State University ice cream truck and more. A free hog roast begins at 6 p.m. with live music from Gallivant on the MRP Stage from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

There will also be live music on the MRP Stage after the races each night with South Side Pine on Wednesday, Seriously Shirley on Thursday, the Jeremy DeWall Band on Friday and SOS on Saturday.

Each race day will kick off with the pits opening at 2 p.m. and the main gates opening at 4 p.m. A pre-race show called RACEDAY Live presented by DIRTVision will be on the Sage Fruit Stage near Turn 4 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with special guests. Hot laps start the racing action at 7 p.m. each of the first three nights and at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Huset's Speedway is the site of one of the biggest spectacles in short track racing this week with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series running Wednesday through Saturday. More than 50 of the top drivers from around the country have pre-entered to race on Wednesday and Thursday during the $100,000-to-win Huset's Hustle and on Friday and Saturday during the $250,000-to-win BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS.

Event tickets can be purchased online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

BILLIONAUTO.COM HUSET'S HIGH BANK NATIONALS PRESENTED BY MENARDS -

Wednesday through Saturday featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

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Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

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HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 

 

Placerville Speedway begins loaded Summer with Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…After only hosting one event over the last month Placerville Speedway returns in a big way this Saturday June 22nd, with all Grandstand Tickets just $5 during Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night.

Russell Motorsports Inc. will offer Coors Light/ Coors Banquet Happy Hour and Live Music with popular musician Kristen Brown prior to the races until 6pm. Make sure to also arrive with your appetite to enjoy some of the highest rated racetrack cuisine in Nor-Cal at the Speedway Café.

“Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night is always an event we look forward to each season,” said track Promoter Scott Russell. “With grandstand tickets just $5 we encourage everyone to bring a friend and if they can, please introduce someone new to the races on Saturday as well. The Thompson’s Family of Dealerships have been long-time partners with not only the track, but it even goes back to 2001 when I first started running Sprint Cars. We can’t thank them enough for their continued support.”

The familiar red clay has been silent from the roar of race cars around the oval since June 1st due to the annual break for the El Dorado County Fair.

The quarter mile will play host to four exciting divisions this Saturday on $5 night, including the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the High Sierra Industries Wingless Spec Sprints, BCRA Lightning Sprints and the Mountain Democrat Mini Trucks. The night of family fun kicks-off a busy Summer of racing at Placerville Speedway.

This Saturday night marks just the third race of the campaign for the Thompson’s Winged 360 Sprint Cars. The division is primed for its busiest portion of the season, with racing taking place every Saturday from now through August 3rd, apart from July 20th when the SCCT 360s roll into town.

Placerville’s Shane Hopkins has enjoyed a fantastic start to 2024 and sits tied with Elk Grove’s Bubba Decaires atop the standings. Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Hanford’s Michael Faccinto and Modesto’s Tony Gomes complete the top-five.

Multi-time Mountain Democrat Mini Truck champion Mike Miller leads the division into their third race of the season, while the High Sierra Industries Wingless Sprints and BCRA Lightning Sprints make their first visits of the year to the red clay.

Tickets and Details:

Grandstand seating is Reserved this Saturday June 22nd with tickets just $5! Purchase online at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/psr-062224 or at the gate on race day.

Pit passes can be purchased at the pit gate or via the Pit Pay App to take advantage of the expanded seating area on the hill.

The pit gate will open at noon, with the front gate opening at 3pm. Happy Hour is offered when the gates open until 6pm in the grandstands featuring live music along with discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth. The pit meeting will be held at 4:45pm with cars on track at 5:15. Hot laps, ADCO Driveline qualifying and racing will follow.

For those who can’t make it to the track, CaliDirt.TV will provide live flag-to-flag coverage of every Placerville Speedway point race this season. The live streaming service also includes each event with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. Fans can purchase through a cost savings monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

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

Join over 19,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2024 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on X/Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday June 22: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Mini Trucks, High Sierra Wingless Spec Sprints and BCRA Lightning Sprints | Fan Appreciation Night presented by Thompson’s Family of Dealerships

Saturday June 29: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks and Mini Trucks | John Padjen Kids Bike Night presented by Pizza Factory

Thursday July 4: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models and Pure Stocks | Freedom Fireworks

 

 

Brown highlights weekend campaign with WoO top-ten at Knoxville; All eyes on Huset’s Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (June 18, 2024) - It was a slow start to the weekend for “Blackjack” Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing, but as most veterans do, the Higginsville, Missouri, native rebounded in a hurry, eventually concluding their trek through the heart of the Midwest with back-to-back top-ten appearances, all of which highlighted with a top-ten against the Greatest Show On Dirt at the Sprint Car Capital of the World on Saturday, June 15.

Brown, ace of the Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, Ditzfeld Transfer, No. 21 sprint car, finished sixth in his World of Outlaws top-ten, improving four positions after starting tenth on the A-Main grid. In total, the World of Outlaws spent two days at Knoxville Raceway, commencing their Knoxville Nationals precursor one night prior on Friday, June 14. Brown raced on to finish 20th, forced to be a backmarker after losing his brakes due to contact from a mud clot.

Brown’s final highlight of the weekend occurred at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, on Sunday, June 16, finishing eighth after starting one position worse. Although not Brown’s top result of the weekend, it may prove most beneficial, as the Higginsville, Missouri, native is set to spend four days at the Huset’s high banks beginning Wednesday, June 19.

“Overall, a pretty decent weekend for our Casey’s | FVP team, although the pill draw wasn’t too kind to us on either night,” Brown acknowledged. “We managed to put ourselves in a position to start 13th on Friday, but on the third or fourth lap, a mud clot came up and knocked our left front brake line off, so we were forced to finish the race with no brakes. An unfortunate set of circumstances, for sure.

“Saturday night was better for us starting tenth. We actually worked our way to fifth before finishing sixth. Sometimes those pill draws can get you buried before your night even begins. Despite the fact, I feel like we did a great job in keeping ourselves in solid positions all night long. Looking forward to a big week at Huset’s Speedway. Hopefully all of the fans come out and support this massive event. The racing should be great.”

ON DECK:
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with four nights at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, beginning with the $100,000-to-win High Bank Hustle on Wednesday and Thursday, June 19-20. The four-day weekend will conclude with the $250,000-to-win High Bank Nationals on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, Ditzfeld Transfer, Hawk Hunting, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Everlast Welders, Walker Performance Filtration, System One, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

2024 BBR STATISTICS:
Wins: N/A
Top-Fives: 5
Top-Tens: 14

2024 HIGHLIGHTS:
Opened 2024 campaign with fourth and seventh-place finishes against World of Outlaws at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals) on February 7-8. Finished eighth in the Jason Johnson Classic (World of Outlaws) at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 6. Finished ninth at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 20 (High Limit Racing). Finished fifth in High Limit Racing start at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday, May 10. Finished second in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, May 11. Finished seventh at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 18. Finished eighth and fifth in two-day Knoxville Raceway visit on Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1. Recorded back-to-back top-tens in I-70’s Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race; fourth and ninth. Finished ninth in John Trone Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 24. Finished fourth and ninth in High Limit Racing’s Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, June 7-8. Finished sixth with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, June 15. Finished eighth at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, on Sunday, June 16.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/
X: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com
Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series at www.floracing.com

 

 

Cottage Grove Speedway triumph highlights strong Road to Dirt Cup for Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing

By Gary Thomas

Cottage Grove, Oregon…Justyn Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing put forth a strong showing during the Road to Cup, highlighting it all with a victory at Cottage Grove Speedway this past Friday with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series.

“It’s been a fun week up here so far on our trip North,” Cox stated. “Anytime you can run five straight nights fairly stress free makes it a big win. Setting a track record, winning some heats and a main event made it a really good week for us.”

Cox began the Fastest 5 Days in Motorsports on June 12th by setting a new track record at Southern Oregon Speedway, before running third in his heat race. He then captured victory in the Beacon Wealth Strategies Dash to earn the pole of the feature.

Early on he stalked leader Tanner Holmes, until a red flag came out for an incident involving Angelique Bell, which brought an end to the race. He was officially scored in second, claiming his best result of the NARC campaign up until that point.

Bell was taken to the hospital for burns suffered and is currently on her road to recovery. The entire BHR team sends its best thoughts and wishes to Angelique and the Bell family for a full and speedy recovery.

Traveling North to Douglas County Dirt Track in Roseburg on Thursday June 13th, Cox put together another consistent outing by qualifying eighth, finishing third in his heat race and sixth in the main event.

This all set the stage for the big night at Cottage Grove Speedway on Friday June 14th. The 30-year-old driver timed-in fifth overall and captured a win in his heat race aboard the Lippert Construction/ Dan Ewart Sales/ ADS No. 42x mount.

A third-place effort in the Dash then placed him on the inside of row two for the 30-lap NARC 410 feature. Cox quickly jumped into second and with lapped traffic coming into play he closed on leader Cole Macedo.

Stalking the leaders’ every move, the pair marched through lapped traffic, with the crowd on hand showing their appreciation. The thrilling feature came right down to the wire and on lap 25, Cox blasted to the inside, grabbing the lead that he would never relinquish.

The Clarksburg driver hung strong over the final circuits and crossed under the Ed Entz checkered flag for victory at the helm of the Diamond Plastics/ LITHIA FORD/CHRYSLER/DODGE/JEEP – ROSEBURG mount.

Following the big win, Cox capped the solid Fastest 5 Days in Motorsports with a pair of sixth place finishes at Willamette Speedway on Saturday and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma on Sunday.

“Cottage Grove was the highlight of the week for us, and it was awesome to knock off another NARC win,” commented Cox. “I’ve always enjoyed Cottage Grove and it’s a track I have a lot of time on. Josh had the car perfect, and I was able to drive with ease. We were only a few points out of the Speedweek title and if Medford had counted, we were only three points away from winning it.”

Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing will now get set to tackle the 52nd annual Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup. The three-night show at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington takes place this Thursday through Saturday and dishes out a cool $62,000 to the winner of the finale.

“I’m excited to head for Dirt Cup at Skagit,” Cox continued. “I think we’ve been working on a really good package that I’ve grown comfortable with. I believe we can continue this good momentum and have an awesome week at the Dirt Cup.”

Last season saw Cox drive forward in the final night’s A-main to earn the Williams Roofing Hard Charger Award. Bates-Hamilton Racing was also victorious during the opening prelim of the event in 2022.

All three nights of the Super Dirt Cup can be seen live via FloRacing.

 would like to thank Lippert Construction, Dan Ewart Sales, VinylTech PVC Pipe, Mozingo Construction, Clow Valve, Teichert Construction, Advanced Drainage Systems, Custom Pipe and Fabrication, B Scadden Design, Specified Pipe, North Bay Waterworks, SIP, Tigre, Star Pipe Products, McWane Ductile, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Engines, Maxim Racing, Sellers Race Wings, ART Enterprises, Rod Tiner Racing, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, Vanlare Steering Repair, Arbo-Tec, Performance Powder Coating, Warehouse Paint, Justice Brothers, K1 Race Gear, Arai Helmets and Bullet Impressions for their support this season.

 Fastest 5 Days Quick Recap-

Wednesday June 12: Qualified (Fast Time), Heat Race (3rd), Dash (1st), A-main (2nd)
Thursday June 13: Qualified (8th), Heat Race (3rd), A-main (6th)
Friday June 14: Qualified (5th), Heat Race (1st), Dash (3rd), A-main (1st)
Saturday June 15: Qualified (10th), Heat Race (3rd), A-main (6th)
Sunday June 16: Qualified (4th), Heat Race (1st), Dash (3rd), A-main (6th)

Thursday June 20: Skagit Speedway – Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup
Friday June 21: Skagit Speedway – Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup
Saturday June 22: Skagit Speedway – Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup

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Skagit Speedway

By Erik List

Alger, WA – Another local driver who is going for the $62,000 payday during the 52nd Annual Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup is Burlington, Washington’s own Justin Youngquist.
Youngquist is no stranger to Skagit Speedway, he competes in the KarMart 410 Sprint Car Division where he drives the #95 car for owners Lisa and Matt Dynes. Through five 410 races this year, Youngquist has finished in the top five twice, including a second place and five top 10’s. He currently sits fourth in points, only 77 points behind the top spot.
"I think we're better than last year, but I'm definitely more confident this year than I was last year just by how we've been running," Youngquist said. Last year at Dirt Cup, the Burlington native made the A-Main during the opening night and finished 19th, missed it on the second night, finishing sixth in the B-Main, but made the A-Main on the final night and finished 20th. He went on to say that last year “wasn’t anything to write home about...it was just kinda flat.”
Heading into the 2024 Dirt Cup Youngquist feels more confident about the weekend. "I used to get a lot more nervous than I do now, because I think I used to overthink everything too much…I try not to overthink at all because I think that’s super, super easy to do…I just think making a plan is a huge mistake. Like as much as you have to prepare yourself, I think there is a difference between preparing yourself and then having a plan because then you're gonna be all frustrated if your plan doesn't go like you expect it to. So, I think this year, as far as the nervousness or whatever, I don't really think I'm nervous. I think we're running better this year than we were last year, for sure."
This year Youngquist looks to make the show every night and finish in the top 10. He also stated, “I think we can be more competitive.”
Youngquist did not race in the Fastest Five Days with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series.
You won't want to miss out on any of the action from the 52nd Annual Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup, and it all starts Thursday, June 20. If you can't make it out to the track, you can catch all the action live on FloRacing.
Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat @skagitspeedway so you don't miss out on anything! We want to see how you're spending Super Dirt Cup week, tag us on social media using #SuperDirtCup!
Will Call opens at 1:00pm
Gates Open at 5pm
Hot Laps at 6:00pm
Racing starts at 7:00pm
Tickets are available online at
https://skagitspeedway.showare.com/
Adults $40 Thursday/Friday, $50 Saturday
Jr-Sr-Mil & First Responders $35 Thursday/ Friday, $40 Saturday
Kids 6 & under $10 all three nights
Three-night package $130

 

 

Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame 2024 induction, meet and greet on tap July 13

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 17, 2024 – The names of eight drivers, three track workers and one racing family will be added to a distinguished list of heralded Plymouth racing legends at the third annual Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Class of 2024 Induction Night program, which will feature an inductee meet and greet/autograph session, on Saturday, July 13 at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis.

In recognition of the spirit of competition and outstanding achievements taking place at the Plymouth racing facility over the past 74 years, the Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Committee is dedicated to recognizing those individuals who have exemplified dirt track racing at the highest level since the track’s inception in 1950.

The names of each Class of 2024 inductee will be permanently etched on the Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame, located underneath the grandstand at The Plymouth Dirt Track located at Sheboygan County Fair Park in Plymouth, Wis.

The list of 12 Class of 2024 inductees represents the third collection of legendary Plymouth racing names to be added to the Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame.

The Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Class of 2024 will be recognized during an induction ceremony at intermission of the July 13 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program, which will feature 360 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Grand Nationals, B Mods and a special appearance from the Vintage Modifieds.

The eight drivers set to be inducted with the Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Class of 2024 are many of the most popular and successful drivers to ever turn laps at the historic third-mile clay oval – Fuzzy Fassbender of Rubicon, Donny Goeden of Kewaskum, Dave Haag of Plymouth, Steve Hoffmann of Plymouth, Randy Markwardt of Sheboygan, Pete Ostrowski of Milwaukee, Steve Schad of Cleveland and K.J. Skelton of Cascade.

Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Class of 2024 inductees in the Dedication to Racing category are track workers Lee Glomski and John Laack, along with longtime flagman Bill Krueger.

In addition, the McMullen family, which features three generations of racers – Jerry, Tim and Brandon – will be added to the Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame in the Racing Families category.

For the first time in event history, fans will have an opportunity to interact with Class of 2024 inductees during a meet and greet/autograph session to be held under the grandstand beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Fans are invited to bring their memorabilia, photos, yearbooks, apparel, etc. for signing with photo opportunities with inductees also available during the event.

In addition, vintage racecar owners are invited to display their classic machines in the Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Night car show.

Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame inductees are asked to contact Ken Schulz in advance of the July 13 induction ceremony at kenschulz91@gmail.com.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with Late Model and 360 Sprint Car qualifying at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 13.

In the event of inclement weather on Saturday, July 13, a make-up date for the Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Class of 2024 Induction Ceremony has been set for Saturday, July 20.

The Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame Class of 2024 Induction Ceremony is made possible through the generous support of Goeden Auto Body of Kewaskum, Meyer Motors of Plymouth, Dairy Queen of Plymouth and L R Trophy and Sportswear of Kewaskum.

Financial contributions to support the 2024 Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame induction event can be designated for “Plymouth Racing Wall of Fame” and sent to Sheboygan County Fair Office; 229 Fairview Drive; Plymouth, WI 53073.

 

 

Kale Drake Clinches 11th Annual POWRi Illinois SPEEDWeek Championship

Belleville, IL. (6/16/24) Notching a podium placement in three straight nights of Land of Lincoln adrenaline-fueled action, Kale Drake, of Collinsville Oklahoma, would seize the moment to claim the 11th Annual POWRi Illinois SPEEDWeek presented by Start2Finish.

Sporting the Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports, Eibach Racing, KKM Giveback Classic, Toyota Racin Development, LYNK Chassis, and Toyota Racing Engine #97K; Kale Drake adds the accomplishment of SPEEDWeek champions to his long list of growing conquests while also snapping the three-year streak of teammate and runner-up placement in the 2024 weeklong POWRi mini-championship in Cannon McIntosh.

Beginning the eventual three-night stretch of action with a strong third-place finish at Coles County Speedway, in Mattoon Illinois, Kale would find himself advancing seven positions to contend for the victory in an instant classic Illinois SPEEDWeek debut night that would witness reigning POWRi National Midget Champion Karter Sarff win.

Keeping the front-running contention flowing the following night at Jacksonville Speedway, the 2023 POWRi Outlaw Micro Champion Kale Drake would again battle among the lead pack after starting eighth on the field only finishing one spot shy of winning to Jacob Denny who claimed the feature checkers.

Wrapping up the SPEEDWeek Championship at Macon Speedway on Saturday night after a Lincoln cancelation, Kale would claim the night’s Victory Fuel High Point Qualifier award to start pole position for the feature race. Leading twelve laps of the thirty-lap feature, Drake would again end the night runner-up placement to eventual winner Cannon McIntosh.

Proving consistency claims championships by contending for the win every night, Kale Drake would win the 11th Annual POWRi Illinois SPEEDWeek presented by Start2Finish by a mere ten points over current POWRi National Midget League championship leader Cannon McIntosh in a great team battle for the title.

Final Top-Ten for the POWRi National Midget League 2024 Illinois SPEEDWeek Championship Standings: 1. 97K-Kale Drake, 2. 71K-Cannon McIntosh, 3. 97-Gavin Miller, 4. 21K-Karter Sarff, 5. 43-Gunnar Setser, 6. 7Z-Zoe Pearce, 7. 56-Mitchell Davis, 8. 66-Jayden Clay, 9. 25-Jacob Denney, 10. 7X-Thomas Meseraull.

Heading into the second half of the season for the POWRi National Midget League, can teammates Kale Drake and Cannon McIntosh continue to ride the hot streaks of momentum as Kale continues to skyrocket up the rankings in his rookie season while Cannon currently resides atop the 2024 point championship standings.

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

 

 

Sprint Car Stars Invading Huset's Speedway This Week for $100,000-to-Win Huset's Hustle and $250,000-to-Win BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals Presented by MENARDS

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (June 17, 2024) - One of the biggest weeks in short track racing has arrived with all eyes on Huset's Speedway.

The high-banked dirt oval hosts the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for a pair of six-figure events this week. The $100,000-to-win Huset's Hustle runs Wednesday and Thursday with the $250,000-to-win BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS on Friday and Saturday.

More than $800,000 is up for grabs throughout the week with both preliminary nights paying $20,000 to win as well.

While 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' and the top drivers from around the country will be in action all four nights, the two events are separate. Wednesday's preliminary night leads into Thursday. The slate is wiped clean after the Huset's Hustle with Friday's show leading into Saturday's event that pays a quarter million dollars to win.

The name of the game is cumulative points. The entire event format and points table are located on the Huset's Speedway website.

In addition to the stout payout each night, there are several bonuses throughout the weekend. The King of the Hill presented by Unique Movers winner on Thursday and Saturday will receive $1,000. Weikert's Livestock is presenting a $1,000 Hard Luck Award for the week. Ziegler AG Equipment is providing a $750 Perfect Attendance Award on Thursday and Saturday to the highest starting driver who has competed in each Huset's Speedway 410ci winged sprint car race this season.

David Gravel won the inaugural BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS and its record $250,000 top prize last year. Gravel currently leads the World of Outlaws championship standings and has recorded a series-best nine feature victories this season.

The other World of Outlaws stars, including: Donny Schatz, Carson Macedo, Giovanni Scelzi, Buddy Kofoid, Logan Schuchart, Sheldon Haudenschild and more will compete each night along with other top drivers from around the country. NASCAR champion Kyle Larson has submitted a pre-entry as well as Brad Sweet, Tim Kaeding, Ryan Timms, Jacob Allen, Spencer Bayston, Tyler Courtney, Kasey Kahne, Mark Dobmeier, Brian Brown, James McFadden, Rico Abreu and dozens more. The pre-entry list has topped 50 drivers so far.

The main gates open at 4 p.m. each day and hot laps begin each of the first three nights at approximately 7 p.m. Hot laps is slated for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Event tickets can be purchased online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

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Wednesday through Saturday featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

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Mallett Caps ASCS National Tour Speedweek With Second-Place Performance

Inside Line Promotions - POCOLA, Okla. (June 17, 2024) - Jordon Mallett produced a top-10 result during all four ASCS National Tour Speedweek races last week with the best saved for last.

Mallett and Brandon Anderson Motorsports posted a sixth-place finish last Tuesday at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark.; ninth-place results on Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., and Friday at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla.; and a second-place showing on Saturday at Tri-State Speedway.

The strong week landed Mallett tied for third place in the Speedweek standings.

"After Saturday night, big picture, we're in a better direction," Mallett said. "We were always good right out of the gate every night. We'd qualify good and heat race good. Then it was like in the feature we'd start strong, but not be good at the end."

Mallett qualified third quickest in his group and placed second in a heat race before advancing from eighth to sixth place in the A Main at Texarkana 67 Speedway.

"We finished sixth, but had a fourth-place car," he said. "I should have moved up to the top of the race track toward the end of the race and we'd have preserved fourth. We got blasted on a restart by a couple of guys who jumped up there and I didn't get up quick enough."

Mallett was second quickest in his qualifying group before he won a heat race and placed sixth in the dash at Creek County Speedway.

"We rolled into Creek and timed in good and heat raced good," he said. "I made an error in the dash. They had watered the track before the dash. I got too aggressive and ducked down too low going into turn one. I got into some grease and spun it out. We started sixth in the feature and we were good early on running third or fourth. About the last eight or 10 laps the car started to go away and I couldn't do anything right. It didn't matter where I ran on the track, it was like we threw a boat anchor out. Come to find out we had a bleeder break."

The team timed in second quickest in a qualifying group before finishing second in a heat race at Arrowhead Speedway.

"We were good in qualifying and the heat race, but we missed it in the feature," he said. "We could move around, but got too tight running the bottom when everybody moved down. We struggled on the top at times as well. It was just an off night in that feature."

It all came together on Saturday at Tri-State Speedway, where Mallett qualified second quickest in his group and ended third in a heat race before rallying from eighth to second place in the A Main.

"We timed in good and heat raced all right, but having to start on the inside in the heat race was not ideal," he said. "In the feature it was a cumulative effect of we were wanting to get aggressive to find something to move forward because the features had been our weak point all Speedweek. We said let's go with what we think we need and go way past that. We swung for the fences and wound up with a really good race car. We look forward to moving on because we found what helps us claw forward and be more comfortable in a feature."

The second-place showing tied a career best for Brandon Anderson Motorsports with the ASCS National Tour.

Mallett and the team will compete this Saturday at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Ark., with the ASCS National Tour. He placed fourth at the track in 2022 during his most recent visit.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 11 - Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 6 (8).

June 13 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 6 (3); Feature: 9 (6).

June 14 - Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 9 (9).

June 15 - Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 2 (8).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Ark., with the ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

X: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Porter Commercial Refrigeration

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

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Estenson Posts Another Top 10 at Huset's Speedway With Big Week on Tap

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (June 17, 2024) - Tim Estenson climbed to third in the Huset's Speedway championship standings following another top-10 outing at the track on Sunday.

Estenson's ninth-place result marked his fourth top 10 of the season at the high-banked oval, which is tied for the second most through a half-dozen races. It was also his third top 10 in the last four races at the track.

"We were extremely happy with the results," he said. "It'd have been nice to get a little farther, but qualifying is so crucial and we got knocked back a bit there."

Estenson qualified 13 th quickest out of the 30 competitors to open the racing program.

"I was hoping to draw a little better and pulled the No. 53," he said. "I felt decent in qualifying, but we needed to be a little better at the beginning of the night. We've been running well in the heat races at Huset's this year and we won our heat race. I went into the feature open-minded."

Estenson maneuvered from 12 th to ninth in the main event.

"We've been battling a little tightness with the car and we've been trying to figure that out," he said. "I think Jack (Dover) has found more this week that will help us going into High Bank Nationals. Overall, we're happy with finishing consistently in the top 10."

Next up for the team is arguably the biggest week of the season with the $100,000-to-win Huset's Hustle on Wednesday and Thursday and the $250,000-to-win BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS on Friday and Saturday at Huset's Speedway. All four nights are with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"The Huset's weekly program is super tough," Estenson said. "When you add 50 other top guys in the country it makes it a lot harder. I know we have what it takes to run with them. You have to treat it like any other race and stay calm, keep your nerves down, focus and try to make the most out of every lap on the track."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 16 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 9 (12).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., for the Huset's Hustle and the BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Yamalube

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After some service issues in the early '60s, Leo pursued the lubrication side of the problem for the next two years, convinced it had to do with lubrication and not the engine itself. After having tested hundreds of combinations Leo developed a blend that in 1967 became the iconic YAMALUBE brand and to this day we still embrace his uncompromising commitment to quality and performance.

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"Yamalube makes top-of-the-line lubricants and cleaning products that help our race car operate well and look nice," Estenson said.

Estenson would like to thank Estenson Racing, Truline Logistics, Yamalube, Arai Helmets, JDP Electric, JDP Automation and Backlund Plumbing for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Records Top Five at Knoxville and Top 10 at Huset's

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (June 17, 2024) - Kaleb Johnson pieced together another consistent weekend as he heads into arguably the biggest week of his season.

Johnson hustled from 12 th to fourth in a Dennis Gainey owned 360ci winged sprint car on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, before he scored a sixth-place result on Sunday at Huset's Speedway.

It marked Johnson's sixth straight top 10 to open the season at the high-banked track, where he leads the championship standings by 37 points.

"It was a good, consistent night," he said. "We qualified good and had a good run in the heat race. Then we had a good draw for the feature."

Johnson qualified third quickest and advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race. He pulled the No. 4 during the feature redraw to line up on the outside of the second row in the main event.

"I got a little tripped up on the cushion a few times," he said. "I worked my way back up to fourth. The restart with two laps to go didn't fall in my favor. I made a mistake on the last lap trying to slide Chase Randall back for fourth. I didn't have the momentum and it cost me a spot. All in all, it was a good night to roll the car into the trailer."

Johnson was also efficient on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where he timed in 17 th quickest and won a heat race. He capped the night with a rally from 12 th to fourth place. It was the third-most positions gained.

"It ended well," he said. "We just didn't qualify the greatest and that hurt us in the end. We had a good heat race as we started on the pole and walked away with it. We were a little tight at the beginning of the feature. The race car got better as the race went on. I was able to bide my time and pass cars when I needed. The top was super tricky and I was able to make it work. I got a couple of lucky breaks and by the end of it I came out fourth."

Four huge nights of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series racing at Huset's Speedway are on tap with the $100,000-to-win Huset's Hustle on Wednesday and Thursday and the $250,000-to-win BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS on Friday and Saturday.

"You always get excited to run with the Outlaws, but this year we have a little more confidence," Johnson said. "I think the goal is to make all four features. It's a good opportunity to race against the best in the world. I feel pretty confident. Consistency and good runs at Huset's have boosted my confidence this year."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (12).

June 16 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 6 (4).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D., for the Huset's Hustle and the BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.kalebjohnsonracing.com/

X: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KalebJohnsonRacing22

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Heartland Properties

"Rob has been a supporter of racing for many, many years now and it's very much appreciated that he wants to spend some of his hard-earned money on our race team," Johnson said.

Johnson would like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, Inc., Folkens Brothers Trucking, Blondie Motorsports, Construction Products & Consultants, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Cressman Sanitation, State Bank of Fairmont, AB Custom Construction, Specialized Caulking Sealants, The Minnesota Mafia, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan Home Loans, The Ron Weber Team, David Kramer Drywall, Big Al's Diecast, Heartland Properties, Dave's Lawn Care & Landscaping, TL Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, TJ Forged Wheels, Howe Motorsports, Moyle Racing Engines, FID Media, Team DGRD and Hefty Seed Company for their continued support.

 

 

5th at Millstream Highlights Busy Week for Joel Myers Jr

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing to pilot Brodie Hayward’s Shiti Coolers backed no. 19 entry, Joel Myers Jr took part in the back half of Ohio Speedweek and a fifth place finish on Friday night highlighted the busy stretch.

“It was great to get to so many different tracks for the first time last week, and really work on running in the slick,” Joel Myers Jr said. “We had some good runs, and we had some struggles, but Noah West and I are working well together.”

Wednesday night the team checked in at Sharon Speedway and the early part of the night was a bit of a struggle as Myers Jr struggled in qualifying and was unable to race out of his heat race and transfer into the feature.

Forced into one of the twin ‘B Mains’, the Sebastopol, CA driver made some noise as he raced into fourth and chased after one of the two transfers berths that were up for grabs in the Shiti Coolers/Eddie Gillstrap Motors/RPM Chassis backed entry.

Ending his night in the ‘B’, the team traveled to Muskingum County Speedway on Thursday night. Again, struggling in time trials, Myers Jr was able to successfully race out of his heat on this night before finishing 18th in the feature event.

Friday night saw the team make their way to Millstream Speedway as the Findlay, OH track was back operational after sitting dormant for a few years. Myers Jr took a liking to it as he timed in fifth fastest in his flight, before advancing to a third-place finish in his heat race.

Lining up 12th in the feature event, Myers Jr came to life late in the feature event. Working the bottom groove on the slick surface, the NZ Champ was able to slowly pick up ground with each passing lap.

When the checkered flag few, Myers Jr capped the night off with a fifth place finish.

Saturday night marked the final night of Ohio Speedweek, as well as the final night of action for the week for Hayward Motorsports. Checking in at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, OH, Myers Jr timed in sixth quickest in his qualifying group and then raced to 5th place finish in his heat race.

Locking into the feature event, Myers Jr rolled off the starting grid from the 19th starting spot. As the final race of the week came to life, Myers Jr slowly worked his way forward as he settled into 15th as laps clicked off.

A late caution stacked the field back up with just four laps to go, and the ensuing restart saw Myers Jr make a couple of bold moves as he forged his way to an 11th place finish to cap the week off.

“It is definitely a process to get used to these cars, the engines, and new tracks,” Myers Jr added. “We are definitely heading the right direction, and I am very much looking forward to another Speedweek setting this week.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, Carbon Safety, System 1 Ignition, Weld, FK Rod Ends, Blud Lubricants, Smith Ti, Culvert Ops, Economy Plumbing, Cartronics, NorCal Powersports, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 23, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 10, Top-10’s-14

ON TAP: Joel Myers Jr is set to take part in the Indiana based Maverick Mayhem Speedweek kicking off on Thursday night at Lincoln Park Speedway, Friday night at Bloomington Speedway, Saturday night at Tri State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN before concluding on Sunday at the Terre Haute Action Track.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @joelmyersjr, Instagram @joelmyersjr_, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

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Tanner Carrick Set for Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Traveling with the Northern Auto Racing Club to Oregon and Washington the last week, Tanner Carrick showed a lot of speed during Speedweek as he now sets his sights on the Jim Raper Super Dirt Cup which is set to go green this Thursday night at Skagit Speedway.

“We had good speed during Speedweek, but had bad luck in the features early in the week,” Tanner Carrick explained. “The last couple of nights, we didn’t get timed in well, and that hurt our night.”

Carrick kicked the week-long trip north off on Wednesday night at Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, OR. With the race ultimately being deemed complete at the 13-lap marker, the Lincoln, CA driver was credited with a fourth-place finish aboard the CVC/Cemex/California Waterfowl backed No. 83T.

Heading to Douglas County Speedway in Roseburg, OR on Thursday night, Carrick got off to a blazing quick start as he timed in fastest in time trials, but he ran into some issues in the feature event and he was ultimately relegated to an 11th place finish.

Earning quick time honors again on Friday night at Cottage Grove Speedway, Carrick eventually took the green flag from the sixth starting position after a sixth-place finish in the Dash.

On the bullring, Carrick worked hard searching for grip but he did slip back a few positions and capped the night off with a ninth place finish.

Saturday and Sunday saw Carrick’s qualifying efforts take a big hit. After being one of the fastest during the first three rounds he was 14th and 15th during the final two nights of action which makes things tough with NARC’s format.

The Lincoln, CA driver did what he could on a very fast Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, OR on Saturday night as he finished 13th, and during a nearly nonstop affair in Elma, WA he finished 12th in the feature to cap his Speedweek.

“Heading into Dirt Cup, we definitely are going need to be on our game in qualifying, and we need to have things go our way as well,” Carrick said. “It’s a tough race, but I know we have the speed to compete. Thanks to my team for working so hard all week and making this trip possible.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, California Waterfowl, Interstate Oil, D.R. Horton, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Hanson Truss, TC Guide Service, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 29, Wins: 4, Top 5’s: 16, Top 10’s: 20

ON TAP: Carrick is now set for Dirt Cup which is set to kick off on Thursday night at Skagit Speedway.

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

 

 

Andy Forsberg 11th at Antioch Speedway After Late Race Misstep Knocks Him Out of Top-5

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his way to Antioch Speedway on Saturday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Andy Forsberg endured a lap 25 misstep in the feature event while running in the Top-5 that ultimately regulated him to an 11th place finish in the feature event.

“I just was not very good all night long,” Andy Forsberg said. “We didn’t time in well, and in the feature event we did get going but I went looking for a little more and smoked into turn one and two too hot and ended up spinning out trying to make the top work.”

18 cars made the trek to the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, and Forsberg got the night started by timing in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials.

Taking the green flag for his heat race from inside the second row, Forsberg finished third which locked him into the 10th starting position for the 35-lap feature event.

The race’s initial start, and then a lap four restart didn’t quite go Forsberg’s way as he dropped back to 13th, but a restart on lap eight saw the Auburn, CA driver jump into sixth aboard the Meridian Cameras/PCH/Oroville Tax backed entry.

Getting into fourth on the 15th lap, Forsberg continued to search around the speedway for grip. With eventual race winner Braden Chiaramonte making the high side work all around the speedway, Forsberg opted to move to the top and try and make it work, but he admittedly didn’t enter the corner right on the 25th lap and it resulted in him spinning to a stop.

Going back to 14th with 10-lpas to go, Forsberg was able to make up a few positions as he ended up finishing in the 11th position.

“Honestly the race track was prepared well, and it just progressively slicked off as the night went along, but we had a couple of different lane options,” he added. “I got to moving around late in the feature searching for grip, and figured I’d try the top but I made an error.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-16, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Forsberg will return to action this Saturday night at Placerville Speedway for a night of weekly points racing.

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

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

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Swanson Finishes Fifth at Port Royal Saturday

In Doran Binks Racing’s Mission Foods No. 77

And Is Point Leader With One-Third of the Season Complete

PORT ROYAL, Pa., June 17 — Thanks to a solid top-five finish in Saturday night’s USAC Silver Crown race at Port Royal Speedway, Kody Swanson and Doran Binks Racing remain in the lead in the series’ driver and entrant point standings with a third of the season complete.

Driving Doran Binks Racing’s dirt Silver Crown car, which is a Maxim chassis powered by a Hampshire Chevrolet engine, Swanson qualified third for the 50-lap race for sponsors that include Mission Foods, Glenn Farms, and Wilke Orthodontics. He was only 0.127 of a second off the new track record of 19.816 seconds that Brady Bacon set to better the mark Mitchel Moles established here last year and earn the pole. Daison Pursley, who ended up winning the race on the last lap, qualified second.

Logan Seavey, who won the two previous USAC Silver Crown races on Port Royal’s half-mile dirt oval, and Justin Grant managed to pass Swanson on the first lap before the first of two caution flags waved with one lap down for C.J. Leary and Nathan Moore, who crashed low in Turn 4.

For most of the race Swanson had his hands full defending his position from Matt Westfall, who hounded him almost constantly. Swanson tried both the high and the low grooves to spurt away from Westfall, who preferred the low groove.

Westfall made a pass stick working lap 13 to push Swanson, a native of Kingsburg, Calif., who now lives in Indianapolis, to sixth. However, seconds later Seavey, who had been third behind Bacon and Pursley, went into the infield with a mechanical issue that caused his car to lose fuel. After a stop in the work area he reported to the tail and went on to finish tenth, but his issue put Swanson back in fifth place for the restart. Caution flag laps didn’t count on Saturday.

Moles threatened to pass Swanson around lap 18, but Swanson hung tough in fifth place. At the halfway point he was 1.134 seconds behind Westfall and 1.174 ahead of Moles, and three laps later he set his fastest lap of the race.

Grant passed Bacon for the lead on lap 30 in Turn 1 and two laps later Swanson got by Westfall for fourth place. Westfall stuck to him like glue, however, and he passed Swanson on lap 40 to push Swanson, who is the winningest driver in series history, back to fifth.

Pursley passed Bacon for second on lap 33 and then he drove around the outside of Grant in Turn 4 on the last lap for his first career USAC Silver Crown victory. Grant finished second and Bacon placed third for the third year in a row. Westfall was fourth and Swanson finished fifth for the second year in a row.

Chase Dietz passed Moles for sixth on lap 49. Alex Bright, Briggs Danner, and Seavey rounded out the top 10.

The time of the race was 28:53.852, so Pursley broke Seavey’s 50-lap USAC Silver Crown record of 29.32.10 for this track.

“Last year we were loose here and this time we were too tight,” Swanson said afterwards. “I need to get better at helping to figure out how to be more in the middle next year set-up wise. The drivers and teams in this series are so good. It’s hard just trying to figure out the best set-up and how the track will change as the race progresses.

“But I’m grateful for all the work the Doran Binks guys do to keep us in the hunt and give us a chance,” he added. “And we’re all grateful for the support of our sponsors like Mission Foods, Glenn Farms, and Wilke Orthodontics.

“I moved around and tried all the lines trying to find out where we could be faster,” he added. “Sometimes when I was high on the cushion in Turn 3 I only had one wheel on the ground, but then the others came back down so that was all good. We’ll just try again another day.”

The 50-lap race was the finale of an open-wheel show called the Eastern Blast Presented by Bobby Rahal Toyota of Lewistown, as the non-wing USAC AMSOIL sprint cars and the track’s Weikert Livestock 410 winged sprint cars shared the card.

The event was streamed live by Flo Racing.

The next USAC Silver Crown race is June 21 at Madison International Speedway in Oregon, Wis. Swanson has won three of the four USAC Silver Crown races ever held at that half-mile paved oval, including last year’s race.

There are two USAC Silver Crown events in July: July 4 at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track, and a two-day show July 19-20 at Salt City Speedway in Hutchinson, Kan. The series returns to Pennsylvania for a race at Jennerstown on Aug. 10. The complete schedule can be found at usacracing.com.

For more information see DoranRacing.com.

 

 

Braden Chiaramonte Charges From 17th to Win First Career Sprint Car Feature

PETERSEN MEDIA: What looked to be a forgettable night early during Saturday’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour event at Antioch Speedway turned out to be a night that Braden Chiaramonte will remember forever. When it was all said and done, the 17-year-old charged from 17th to score his first career winged sprint car feature event win as he now finds himself atop the season point standings.

With 18 cars on hand as the series made their one and only stop at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds facility, Chiaramonte again found himself making his first ever visit to a track.

Timing in 11th fastest, Chiaramonte lined up in the second row of his heat race aboard the Tiner Hirst Enterprise/HRP/Fisher Racing Engines backed No. 94TH entry.

Moving into second when the race came to life, Chiaramonte locked horns with fellow youngster, Austin Wood as they duked it out for the top spot. While the battle heated up, bad luck struck Chiaramonte as his mount bellowed a huge puff of smoke and his engine expired under the hood of his car.

Pushing back to the pit area, the Tiner Hirst Enterprise team went to work in hurry to get a new bullet bolted into the frame rails of the No. 94TH. Making the swap with no issues, the youngster was set for the 35-lap feature event though he would take the green flag from the 17th starting position.

Up into 13th when the first caution flag flew on the fourth lap, Chiaramonte went to work on the high side of the speedway when the green flag was displayed back to the field, and jumped up into 10th.

Another caution taking place behind him on the eighth lap, but the field back in double-file formation again, and Chiaramonte continued to pound the curb as he he powered into fifth, before taking over fourth on just the race’s 11th lap.

Moving into third a lap later, Chiaramonte was able to get around Michael Faccinto for second just before the race’s halfway point as his sole attention moved to race leader, and veteran ace, Sean Becker.

With Becker committed to the low groove, Chiaramonte continued to make speed up top where nobody else could and closed in on the leader as he continued his magnificent surge to the front.

On the 22nd lap, Chiaramonte pulled alongside Becker as they raced into turns three and four and the momentum gave him the drive off of turn four to power into the race lead on the 23rd lap, as the caution then flew two laps later, and put Becker and Chiaramonte on the front row.

The restart saw Becker mount a bid for the lead back, but Chiaramonte never flinched as he countered the veterans advances and drove away from the field.

Hitting his marks on the slick surface, Chiaramonte went on to cap off a memorable run as he picked up his first career winged sprint car feature event win after taking the green flag from the ninth row.

The Tiner Hirst Enterprise Racing team would like to thank Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Hepfner Racing Products, EMI, Fisher Racing Engines, System 1, Larry Davis Farms, and Slade Shocks for their continued support.

ON TAP: Chiaramonte and Tiner Hirst Enterprise will now take a cuple of weeks off and prepare for SCCT Speedweek which comes to life at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon on July 15th.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Braden Chiaramonte by following him on Instagram at @Braden_Chiaramonte73.


 


Westfall on the gas through Pennsylvania and New Jersey; Wisconsin doubleheader on deck
ByTyler Altmeyer
Jun 17, 2024

FOREST, Ohio (June 17, 2024) – It was a hard-fought week in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports, but despite an action-packed week with some of the best non-wing open wheelers in the country, there were plenty of shining moments.

Westfall, ace of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, Wix Filters, Rod End Supply, Allstar Performance, No. 33M “Bumblebee Express,” concluded USAC’s annual Eastern Storm with six-straight nights of racing and six A-Main appearances, highlighting their campaign with a 12th-place score at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, New Jersey, on Wednesday, June 12. The Pleasant Hill, Ohio, native commenced action from the inside of row five.

In addition, Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports finished 16th at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, June 11, 16th at Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, June 13, 14th at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, June 14, 16th at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 15, and 21st at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, June 16.

“We look forward to the Eastern Storm swing each and every year, but it’s as competitive as it gets. Can’t make any mistakes or you’ll pay for it,” Westfall explained. “We had some solid nights, just short of the top-ten column. Regardless, I am proud of our team. It’s never easy racing six straight nights, especially when factoring in travel, maintenance, and other wear and tear. Of course, we wouldn’t be in this position without Ray Marshall. He’s the backbone of this operation and we’re proud to be flying the ‘Bumblebee Express’ colors. Here’s to big results next weekend in Wisconsin.”

ON DECK:
Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2024 USAC National Sprint Cars campaign with a doubleheader in the Badger State, visiting Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, and Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, Wix Filters, Rod End Supply, Allstar Performance.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/
Online home: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/
News coverage: http://fullyinjected.com.

STATS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 1
Top-Tens: 4

HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished sixth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Ocala Speedway in Ocala, Florida, on Thursday, February 15. Finished fifth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday, May 3. Finished tenth from 17th at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Indiana, on Friday, May 10. Finished tenth at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, on May 22. Finished 12th at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1.

 

Dietrich highlights Ohio Sprint Speedweek with victory at Sharon; Team to enjoy off weekend before PA Speedweek commences
ByTyler Altmeyer
Jun 17, 2024

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (June 17, 2024) – It was an up and down week in the Buckeye State for Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, but when the dust finally settled on Ohio Sprint Speedweek featuring FAST On Dirt, “Double-D” out of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, found himself with one victory and a pair of podiums, notching his Speedweek triumph at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 12.

Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Derek Snyder & Self Made Racing, York Excavating, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, No. 48 sprint car, led every lap in his Sharon performance, commencing A-Main action from the pole position after drawing the “1” in the evening’s frisbee draw.

Dietrich was less than a second from victory just three nights prior, finishing second at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, on Sunday, June 9. In fact, the margin of victory was .001 seconds, getting his A-Main campaign underway from the inside of row four.

Other Ohio Sprint Speedweek highlights include finishing sixth at Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden, Ohio, on Thursday, June 13, and eighth at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday, June 15.

“We wanted some better results overall, but it’s always great to get back to Ohio,” Dietrich said. “They have some pretty amazing fans out there and we appreciate all of the support night in and night out. To get another win at Sharon is pretty special, also. Derek Snyder was with us and for him to be a part of our victory is even more incredible.

“We’re going to enjoy a weekend off before PA Speedweek gets underway. We’ll be ready to go.”

COMING UP NEXT:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will enjoy an off weekend before Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek commences at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 28.

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

2024 STATISTICS:
Wins: 7
Top-Fives: 20
Top-Tens: 25

2024 HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished fifth in each of his USCS/Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout (Volusia Speedway Park) starts on Friday and Saturday, January 26-27. Finished second in Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on Sunday, February 25. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway start on Sunday, March 3. Won first main event of the season at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, March 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Opening Day program on Sunday, March 17. Finished second and third in visits to Williams Grove Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway on Friday and Sunday, March 22 and 24. Earned second victory of the season at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 6; started 11th. Finished third at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Won third feature of the season in BAPS Motor Speedway visit on Sunday, April 14. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 28. Hard Charged from 24th to ninth against World of Outlaws at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, May 8. Finished third at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, May 19. Earned John Trone Tribute victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 24 ($10,039). Earned Bob Weikert Memorial victory at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, May 26 ($76,500). Finished second in Lincoln Speedway’s Steve Smith Tribute on Saturday, June 1. Won at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, June 2. Highlighted Ohio Sprint Speedweek with a victory at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 12. Finished second at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, on Sunday, June 9.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

 

Whittall does the wing dance at Port Royal Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VICENTOWN, N.J. (June 17, 2024) – There’s nothing better than a wing dance, and for Justin Whittall, he got his dance Saturday night, taming the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” for his first triumph of the 2024 season, and second overall. The young man out of Vincentown, New Jersey, led every circuit at the Juniata County Fairgrounds, claiming a $5,000 payday in the process.

Getting back on the horse, Whittall, ace of the JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, Milky Way Restaurant, No. 67 sprint car, was involved in a heavy crash at the Port halfmile just a few weeks prior to his victory. He has since taken his schedule day-to-day.

“A great comeback for our team. I was nervous, but thrilled to get it done,” Whittall admitted. “Just can’t say enough about this entire JW Motorsports team. Everyone works so hard and everyone stays positive no matter the outcome. This was a total team effort and I’m confident we can do it again very soon.

“This win goes out to my dad for Father’s Day. He makes all of this possible and we wouldn’t be here without him.”

In actuality, it was a double top-ten weekend for the Garden State wheelman, opening competition with an eighth-place score at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, June 14; he started in the exact same position.

ON DECK: Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2024 campaign with visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22. Whittall’s Williams Grove visit is still TBD.

SPECIAL THANKS: Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, Prime Composite Innovations, Milky Way Restaurant.

2024 STATISTICS: Wins: 1 Top-Fives: 3 Top-Tens: 7

2024 HIGHLIGHTS: Finished seventh at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, April 7. Earned back-to-back top-fives (fourth and third) in starts at Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21. Finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Finished tenth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 3. Earned first victory of the season at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 15.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports X: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com. Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.


 

Thiel consistent in Ohio Sprint Speedweek slate; Maverick Mayhem commences at Lincoln Park

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (June 17, 2024) – Thiel’s decision to join FAST on Dirt for a short stint of Ohio Sprint Speedweek certainly paid off, not only acquiring four straight top-ten appearances in his four-day run, but ultimately concluding his Buckeye State visit with a top-five at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, on Friday, June 14. Thiel, an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series full-timer in 2024, finished fourth in his top-five appearance, leading the first eight circuits before surrendering the top spot to eventual Speedweek champion, Cap Henry.

In addition, Thiel, driver of the Team 73, Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, Lift Pro, Schmidts Landscaping, Complete Water, Iron Buffalo Saloon, GRP Motorsports, Lake Home Retreats, Elliott Family, Diamond Pools, No. 73 sprint car, finished tenth at Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 11, ninth at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 12, and tenth at Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden, Ohio, on Thursday, June 13.

Unfortunately, Thiel’s return to IRA competition at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, June 15, ended with a ‘DNF,’ a heavy wheel vibration due to mud being the culprit.

“Overall, a consistent Ohio Sprint Speedweek for Team 73. Happy to put together four solid nights, just needed a little bit more on Friday at Millstream,” Thiel added. “We have another big week ahead with the IRA. Excited to get back to Indiana and compete on some of those bullrings. It should be a lot of fun.”

ON DECK: Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2024 campaign with the four-race Maverick Mayhem across the Hoosier State. The schedule will visit Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana, Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Indiana, Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, and Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Thursday, June 20, through Sunday, June 23.

2024 STATISTICS: Wins: 2 Top-Fives: 5 Top-Tens: 9

SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS: Earned first victory of the season in an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series start at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 4. Finished fourth during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series action at Sycamore Speedway in Sycamore, Illinois, on Saturday, May 11. Finished tenth with World of Outlaws in Beaver Dam Raceway’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on Friday, May 31. Won IRA main event at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on Sunday, June 9. Earned four-straight top-tens (including a fourth-place finish) during four rounds of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

SPECIAL THANKS: Scotty Thiel and Team 73 would like to thank all of their partners: Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, Lift Pro, Schmidts Landscaping, Complete Water, Iron Buffalo Saloon, GRP Motorsports, Lake Home Retreats, Elliott Family, Diamond Pools, Hepfner Racing Products, Triple X Chassis, Keizer Wheels, Behling Racing Equipment, Winters Performance Products.

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE: High Limit Sprint Car Series: www.floracing.com. IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com. World of Outlaws: www.dirtvision.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA: X: www.twitter.com/scottythiel64 Instagram: www.instagram.com/scottythiel64 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports

 

Xavier Doney on top at Crawford County, Natalie Doney finds top-five at Nevada Speedway
ByTyler Altmeyer
Jun 17, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ODESSA, Mo. (June 17, 2024) – It was a successful weekend in the Midwest for Xavier Doney, Natalie Doney, and all of Doney-Lawson Racing, not only going two-for-two in the top-five category, but securing a victory in the process, that of which accomplished by Xavier Doney at Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, on Friday, June 14.

Doney, ace of the Doney-Lawson Racing, Schnee-Lawson Chassis House Car, No. 74 non-wing sprinter, earned his victory during POWRi WAR / Western Iowa Non-Wing Sprintcars competition, taking command on lap two from row two before driving on to a fifth-career Series victory. In fact, it was a perfect evening for the Odessa, Missouri, native, securing a heat race triumph to launch the night.

Doney was scheduled to compete in another WAR event at Shelby County Speedway on Saturday, June 15, but Mother Nature stepped in and ruined the occasion.

As noted, Xavier’s younger sister Natalie Doney also secured a top-five in her recent weekend of competition, doing so during 305 sprint car action at Nevada Speedway in Nevada, Missouri, on Saturday, June 15. In contention for victory, Natalie was in a battle for the runner-up spot when a near-catastrophe occurred, almost caught up in a spin with the car directly in front of her. Luckily, the young lady out of Odessa avoided a complete turnaround and raced on to finish fourth.

SCHNEE-LAWSON CHASSIS HOUSE CAR UPCOMING SCHEDULE:
Doney-Lawson Racing | Schnee-Lawson Chassis House Cars will gear up for the Non-Wing Bill Lawson Memorial at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Missouri, on Saturday, June 22.

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS:
Xavier Doney finished sixth during USAC National Sprint Cars competition at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Friday, May 31. Qualified for the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race finale at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, June 8; he was scored 21st. Won WAR main event at Crawford County Speedway in Denison, Iowa, on Friday, June 14.

Natalie Doney finished ninth during 305 sprint car competition at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Missouri, on Saturday, June 1. Finished fourth during 305 sprint car action at Nevada Speedway in Nevada, Missouri, on Saturday, June 15.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Doney-Lawson Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Schnee-Lawson Chassis, Motor Haven, Design Source Flooring, Able Group, Schaeffer’s Lubricants, Speedway Motors, T&T Equine, Randy Taylor – Bob Prescott Memorial (Mandy and Steve Griffith), JDLawsonMedia

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Knoxville Raceway: www.dirtvision.com.
POWRi Racing: www.s2ftv.com.
POWRi Racing: www.floracing.com.
USAC Racing: www.floracing.com.
High Limit Sprint Car Series: www.floracing.com.
World of Outlaws: www.dirtvision.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Doney-Lawson-Racing/100063589599022/
Schnee-Lawson Chassis: www.schneelawsonchassis.com
Doney-Lawson Racing: www.motorhaven74.com


 

Greg Wilson highlights second half of Speedweek with top-fives at Hilltop and Atomic

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (June 17, 2024) – It was a long week in the Buckeye State for Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing, but with the 2024 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek officially in the books, the Benton Ridge, Ohio, native can breathe a little easier, reflecting on a successful second half that included a pair of top-five finishes including one in the nine-race finale.

Wilson, ace of his own Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics Warehousing & Transportation, DNC Hydraulics, No. W20 sprint car, finished fourth in each of his top-five appearances, the first in a visit to Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 11, and the second at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday, June 15. Other second half highlights include finishing 14th at Sharon Speedway on Wednesday, June 12, and 15th at Muskingum County Speedway on Thursday, June 13.

Greg Wilson Racing opened the nine-race slate with a podium finish at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, June 7. The former Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion finished second in his podium appearance, commencing main event competition from the outside of row two.

“In all, a great week for all involved at Greg Wilson Racing. I’m proud of what we accomplished and I’m even more proud to have my family with me every step of the way,” Wilson noted. “I think it’s only up from here and I’m excited to see what the rest of our season has to bring.”

ON DECK: Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing are unsure of upcoming plans. More news to be posted later in the week.

SPECIAL THANKS: Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including:

Primary Partners: Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics Warehousing & Transportation, DNC Hydraulics

Associate Partners: SandRidge Custom, CJMM, Conkle Chiropractic

Product Sponsors: Winters Performance, Banshee Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports, Titan Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Nagy Equipment Sales, Ultra-Shield, BRS (Berryman Racing Shocks), All-Pro Cylinder Heads, AfterBurner Performance, TI22, King Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Sharp Advantage, KSE Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Real Capz, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Burns Petroleum, Smith Titanium, Kistler Engines

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregwilsonracing/ X: https://twitter.com/gregwilsonw20 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Attica Raceway Park online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Fremont Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

2024 STATISTICS: Top-fives: 6 Top-tens: 8 Wins: 0

 

Loss ready to fine tune in Lincoln’s Speedweek Tune-Up
Jun 17, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

HANOVER, Pa. (June 17, 2024) – Only one more weekend stands between JJ Loss and Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, and although the Hanover, Pennsylvania, youngster will contend in only half of the Speedweek schedule, there’s plenty to prepare for, including major paydays.

Loss, ace of his family-owned Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC, Capitol Renegade, No. 67 sprinter, will conduct his Speedweek fine tuning in Lincoln Speedway’s Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek Tune-Up on Saturday, June 22. The event will give Pennsylvania’s finest one last chance to dial in before action gets underway the following Friday.

Loss finished 19th in his most recent Lincoln Speedway start on June 15.

“We’re still trying to work out the kinks. Just takes time,” Loss explained. “Can’t thank my family enough for their support. The results really don’t speak for our growth, as well as potential. Pennsylvania is the toughest place to race on the planet and we’re slowly growing into a competitive team. Just takes time and laps, and we’re getting both.”

As tradition has it, Lincoln Speedway will host a pair of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek dates in 2024, and as an added bonus, they will award a combined $35,000-to-win. In addition, Loss will compete in Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek dates at BAPS Motor Speedway, Hagerstown Speedway, and Grandview Speedway.

ON DECK:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a return visit to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 22.

SPECIAL THANKS:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC, Capitol Renegade

Product Support: Radical Race Gear, Competition Suspension Inc, Journey Transport, CR Helmet Graphics, Keizer Racing Wheels, Smith Titanium, Diversified Machine (DMI), DMY Performance, Moose Blocks, Randy’s Electrical

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Those seeking marketing opportunities with JJ Loss and JKL Racing can do so by contacting the team directly at jklracing67@gmail.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow JKL Racing online, as well as on social media:
Website: www.jklracing67.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JKLracing67
X: www.twitter.com/jklracing67
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jklracing67
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jklracing67
News: www.fullyinjected.com


 

 

Aaron Reutzel hard charges with Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway
ByTyler Altmeyer
Jun 17, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 17, 2024) – It was a slow start to the weekend for Aaron Reutzel and Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR), and despite opening their two-day World of Outlaws campaign at Knoxville Raceway with a spin while battling for a frontrunning position, the Clute, Texas, native rebounded big, concluding the Knoxville Nationals precursor with a top-ten on Saturday, June 15.

Reutzel, ace of Brian and Lisa Ridge’s Folkens Brothers Trucking, Don Long & STC, B And L Holdings, No. 87 sprinter, finished tenth in his Saturday night top-ten, rallying from deep within the field to do so. In fact, “A-Aron” started 23rd on the A-Main lineup, concluding the 25-lap contest with the evening’s Hard Charger Award for advancing the most feature positions. Reutzel earned his way into the weekend finale via third-place finish in the Last Chance Showdown – he did not transfer through his respective heat race.

As noted, it was an early race hiccup that put Reutzel out of winning contention on Friday, June 14; he eventually crossed the line 16th.

ON DECK:
Tentatively, Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel [No. 87] will continue their 2024 campaign with four nights at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, beginning with the $100,000-to-win High Bank Hustle on Wednesday and Thursday, June 19-20. The four-day weekend will conclude with the $250,000-to-win High Bank Nationals on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned a King of the 360s preliminary victory at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday, February 14; finished fifth in the $10,000-to-win finale (February 16). Finished fifth from 22nd (Hard Charger Award) in World of Outlaws visit to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Friday, March 15. Finished third in World of Outlaws start at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on Saturday, March 23. Rallied from 19th to finish eighth (WoO) at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 13. Earned second victory of 2024 in Knoxville Raceway’s season opener on Saturday, May 4. Finished fourth during High Limit Racing start at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday, May 10. Won 360 Sprint Car main event at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 11. Finished 3rd in 410 Sprint Car main event at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 11. Earned POWRi Outlaw 410 victory at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 17. Finished second at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 18. Earned victory (360) and runner-up finish (410) at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 25. Finished second during 360 competition at Knoxville Raceway on Friday, May 31. Finished fourth during 410 competition at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, June 1. Earned back-to-back top-fives at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, June 8; fourth during 410 action and first during 360 action. Finished tenth with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, June 15.

Stats:
Wins: 6
Top-Fives: 16
Top-Tens: 19

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Folkens Brothers Trucking, Don Long & STC, B And L Holdings, American Table, Commercial Edge, Rasmusson Service Center, The P.O. Box, and Bargain Barn.

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BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch Knoxville Raceway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

 

Schatz caps Knoxville doubleheader on the podium; Four days at Huset’s Speedway on deck


2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 2nd | 4022 (-56)

Dates: Friday and Saturday, June 14th-15th
Event: World of Outlaws Premier Chevy Dealers Clash
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes:
Friday: 10th (21st)
Saturday: 2nd (4th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 17, 2024) - Donny Schatz and Knoxville Raceway are certainly synonymous with one another, and the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and 11-time Knoxville Nationals champion proved that notion yet again during the recent weekend, not only accomplishing back-to-back top-ten appearances, but notching a podium in the process - the tenth of the 2024 season.

Schatz, ace of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier, VP Racing Fuels & Tub ‘O Towels, No. 15 sprint car, finished tenth and second in his two-day Knoxville campaign, kicking off the weekend with an impressive rally from 21st to secure the aforementioned tenth-place outcome.

The Fargo, North Dakota, native finished second the following evening, Saturday, June 15, advancing a pair of positions after starting fourth on the 25-lap grid. A restart with three to go gave Schatz a much-needed opportunity to pounce, but rising star and Clovis, California, native, Corey Day, held on for the $12,000 payday.

Despite the fact, Schatz’ weekend results allowed the ten-time Series champ to reclaim second in the 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship chase. He currently trails nine-time winner and point leader, David Gravel, by 56 markers. Schatz owns two victories on the year, as well as 26 top-ten appearances in 29 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series starts.

ON DECK:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with four nights at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, beginning with the $100,000-to-win High Bank Hustle on Wednesday and Thursday, June 19-20. The four-day weekend will conclude with the $250,000-to-win High Bank Nationals on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier, VP Racing Fuels & Tub ‘O Towels

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

Donny Schatz:
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Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2024 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
Races: 29
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 14
Top-10s: 26

 

 

Randall and TKS Motorsports ready for four-day battle at Huset’s Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (June 17, 2024) - It was a three-state week for Chase Randall and TKS Motorsports, taking part in a four-race agenda across Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota on Tuesday, June 11, through Sunday, June 16. Busy, indeed, but the lap time will prove beneficial, as four nights at Huset’s Speedway stand ahead including a $250,000 potential Saturday night.

Four starts resulted in a pair of top-ten appearances for the Waco, Texas, native, highlighting their entire slate with a fourth-place performance at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, on Sunday, June 16. A perfect test session for the upcoming High Bank Hustle and High Bank Nationals, Randall rallied four spots in the Sunday night showcase, qualifying for main event competition with a fourth-place score during his respective heat race.

Randall’s week commenced with a seventh-place outcome in High Limit Racing’s $55,555-to-win Eagle Nationals at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska, on Tuesday, June 11. It was Randall’s second High Limit Racing top-ten in as many tries, finishing third in the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race opener at I-70 Speedway.
Although not resulting in a top-ten, the Texan was one spot short, finishing 11th in a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series start at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 15 - he started 17th.

“A lot of running around this week, but we’re happy with our results. We have a big week ahead, so we’ll work to continue these great results at Huset’s Speedway beginning Wednesday,” Troy Renfro, owner of the Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, No. 2KS sprint car, said. “Chase is doing a phenomenal job. His work ethic is unmatched and we’re confident even bigger things are ahead for this team this year.”

ON DECK:
TKS Motorsports and Chase Randall will continue their 2024 campaign with four nights at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, beginning with the $100,000-to-win High Bank Hustle on Wednesday and Thursday, June 19-20. The four-day weekend will conclude with the $250,000-to-win High Bank Nationals on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Online: www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series online: www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at: www.dirtvision.com
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at: www.floracing.com

2024 STATS AND HIGHLIGHTS:

STATS:
Wins: 3
Top-Fives: 10
Top-Tens: 15

HIGHLIGHTS:
Rallied from 24th to finish sixth with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 5; earned KSE Hard Charger Award for his efforts. Rallied from 16th to tenth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 13. Earned 360 Sprint Car victory in Knoxville Raceway’s 71st Season Opener on Saturday, May 4. Finished fifth in the 410 Sprint Car division at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 4. Finished fourth in POWRi Outlaw 410 start at Lee County Speedway on Friday, May 17. Finished eighth (410) and second (360) in Knoxville Raceway double duty start on Saturday, May 18. Chase Randall earned his first Knoxville Raceway 410 sprint victory on Saturday, May 25. Finished second in Knoxville’s 360 sprint car main event on Saturday, May 25. Finished second at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, on Monday, May 27. Earned second Knoxville Raceway 410 sprint car victory on Saturday, June 1. Fished third in High Limit Racing’s Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race preliminary on Friday, June 7 - best High Limit finish of his career (to date). Finished seventh with High Limit Racing at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska, on Tuesday, June 11. Finished fourth at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, on Sunday, June 16.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Serenity Custom Woodworking, Bush’s Chicken, Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery, EZ Print, Norwalk Small Engines, Flying A Motorsports, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Quick Car, Schnee-Lawson Chassis, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Online home: https://www.tksmotorsports2ks.com

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, June 15, 2024)--Next up for Wilmot Raceway's 74th Season is the USAC National Sprint Cars make their only appearance of the season at the historic Wilmot oval Saturday, June 22.
AutoMeter Powered By Gandrud Performance Wisconsin WingLESS/Wilmot Raceway Catalyst Exhibits Championship WingLESS Sprints along with 11-75 Sports Complex IRA Lightning Sprints round out the one of a kind all sprint car spectacular program.
Saturday Night Thunder closes out the schedule for the month on June 29 featuring Lightning Sprints, IMCA Modifieds in their only scheduled appearance of the month, Street Stocks and Bandits
Carload and Fireworks Night is Wilmot's pre-Independence Day Holiday event Tuesday, July 2. LiftPro 604 Crate Powered/Hepfner Racing Products Wings Series Winged Sprint Cars, WingLESS Sprints and B&L Office Furniture powered by Great American Tire & Auto Bandits provide the on track action.
Racing Roundup hosted by Jim Tretow will have a live broadcast from the Raceway.
Wilmot Raceway's Body Craft M3 Custom Graphics Pace Truck will be in the traditional Village of Antioch July 4 Parade. Kenosha County Fairest of the Fair Katrina Cain will be in the Somers Parade. Several other drivers will participate other parades and festivals.
Featuring on and off track fun and excitement starts off with a pre-race event evening party with activities and music on Thursday, July 11 to get things going for the two-day NOS Energy World of Outlaw Sprints in the Larry Hillerud Classic which features the traveling national winged warriors Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13. WingLESS Sprints complete the card both nights.
Post-race Friday, July 12 will have activities and live music.
Anderson's Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast starts things off Saturday, July 13 as 11-time IRA Champion and 2023 Wilmot regular season 410 Winged Sprint Car Championship winner Bill Balog, originally from Alaska now calling Wisconsin home, has his title marketing partner head up a great way to start the day. Mid-day activities and live music will get the fans and competitors ready for the night's action.
Following a week off, Saturday Night Thunder on July 27 features an all sprint car card with wingLESS, Winged 604 crate sprints and lightning sprints scheduled.
A first for Wilmot with the World of Outlaw Late Models coming into town on a special Monday program, July 29. IMCA modifieds wind out the card.
Father's Day Special Saturday, June 15, Howards Grove's Mike Reinke captured his first 25-lap Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association(IRA) feature since 2021 at Beaver Dam Raceway. "It's been a long time," said Reinke as he climbed out of the Bob Hood owned 10W in victory lane. "I can't breath. I am really grateful for the opportunity our team has given me."
Runner-up Paul Nienhauser of Chapin, IL, was somewhat grateful with his finish after winning his heat and dash earning him a pole starting berth. "I thank the Wilmot fans. They're awesome up here and I hope they liked the show. A second place for us as a team is pretty good."
"I am happy we found some speed," said heat winner Blake Nimee of Oswego. "It was a crazy feature."
Defending IRA champion Brenham Crouch of Lubbock, TX, who won a heat and dash, jumped into the lead just prior to a double-flip by Kenosha's Dave Uttech, "B[ and Oconomowoc's Ryan Zielski coming out of turn four collecting into the wall. Both walked away.
Nine laps in the red came out again when Brayton Lynch of Springfield, IL got upside down in turn two after making contact with Jake Neuman of New Berlin, IL. Both drivers walked away with both mounts eliminated.
Five laps later as Crouch was attempting to maneuver traffic, the 2023 Wilmot IRA Founders Night winner got together with teammate John Barnard of Sherman, IL.
Reinke inherited top spot on the restart. Three additional cautions for various minor incidents kept erasing any advantage and momentum Reinke was attempting to build. The final slow down set up an 8-lap heat race-like run to the checkered. Reinke's win saw him move up five spots from his sixth original berth. Nienhauser was second. Nimee came up to the final podium spot in third from eighth. Gibson's Danny Schlafer recovered from several times dropping back in the field due to various racing events to come on to a fourth place finish. Kyle Schuett of Philo, IL took fifth.
Beaver Dam's Scotty Neitzel earned the Behling Racing Products Hard Charger award as the 2024 IRA Founders Night winner three weeks earlier improved from 16th starting berth to finish seventh.
The next and final Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints appearance at their original home track of Wilmot Raceway comes Saturday, August 17 with the Roger Iles Tribute during the Kenosha County Fair.
"For Father's Day weekend, to score the win, I know my late dad was riding with me," said an emotional Tim Cox of Park City, IL following his hard fought win in the 20-lap AutoMeter Powered By Gandrud Performance Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Wilmot Catalyst Exhibits Championship feature.
"I guess I showed them this old guy can run the high side," Cox said, noting his rim-riding path to the victory. "It's been a while. It's cool running with these kids when I am in my 60s. I have to thank my family, crew, sponsors, everyone, and these great Wilmot fans. Looking forward to next week (Sunday, June 22) when I will be doing the double and running a USAC sprint and this car, too."
Cox held the point on every circuit from his outside row one starting spot. The run was not without interruptions as five laps in, New Berlin's Austin Hansen got upside down in turn three after tangling with a spinning Rusty Egan who had been challenging for the top 10 at the time. Hansen walked away. Both cars were done.
The final laps saw Cox using his referred to as unconventual cushion rim riding line to his first win of the season for the multi-Wilmot champion in several different types of cars. Genesee's Eric Wilke was second. Kansasville's Ryan Marshall came on strong to take third edging out fourth place runner Bristol's Chris Klemko. Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, IL recovered from some early race miscues which kept putting him toward the back of the field to finish fifth.
"It was rough out there, but a fun hard win," said Salem's Ryan Johnson, following his win coming from ninth in the 26-car field in the B&L Office Furniture powered by Great American Tire & Auto Bandits 20-lap feature. "This is awesome to get a win against these tough drivers."
Burlington's Bradley Becker and Kenosha's Craig Kreuser went side be side several laps throughout the early going of the feature. Five laps in, the red flag flew when Ben Frank of Spring Grove, IL got upside down in turn one. Frank was not injured, but eliminated.
Suddenly Johnson shot into the mix, as three and even four wide racing raged throughout the final half of the feature. Johnson finally got the top spot seven laps from the finish, holding off second place Becker. Kreuser took a close third. David McKellips fourth. Ryan Andrews of Woodstock, IL fifth.
Pleasant Prairie's Scott Carpenter impressively moved up 16 spots from 24th to take eighth of of the 26-car field.
"It took a while to work up there, and there was so much battling up there it was hard to find room," said Pleasant Prairie's Josh Gehrig after his second 20-lap Unified Street Stock feature win of the season. "I saw a spot and decided to go for it. It worked."
The beginning of the main saw a father-son family feud on Father's Day weekend much of the first half. Rob Olson and son Robby Olson, both of Lindenhurst, IL, battled side by side through some of the early going.
After a final caution with three laps to go, and the son Robby Olson leading with Kenosha's Blake Kreuser, who started tenth in the 17-car field, interrupting the family get-together. Pleasant Prairie's Josh Gehrig came out of no where commanding the high side down the backstretch to take the lead on the restart.
At the checkered it was Gehrig for his second feature victory of the season after starting eighth. Robby Olson took second beating out his dad, third place finisher Rob Olson by less than a car length. Kreuser was fourth. David Jones of North Chicago, IL took fifth in an impressive run from 16th starting spot.
For updates check the track side race line 262-862-2090, contact Raceway Manager Jennifer Hesse 262-731-3592, or check the official track website wilmotraceway.com or Facebook page.

 

Skagit Speedway

By Erik List

Alger, WA – Hailing from Fresno, California, the driver of the 41 is Dominic Scelzi. Scelzi is no stranger to Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway and is back this year for another crack at the $62,000.
Scelzi just made an appearance at Skagit Speedway on June 8, during a 360 Sprint Car show, which allowed him to learn and get some laps in before Dirt Cup.
“Well, one thing that I definitely felt like we could take away from was the way the racetrack heat raced. I thought it was going to get really slick and wide, and it did get slick, and the racetrack was in really good shape, but the very bottom of the racetrack and very top of the racetrack had a lot of grip in it,” Scelzi said. “That’s something I did not expect, and from years past, usually if it’s slick in the heat race, it just continues to widen out and continues to blow off, but it didn’t do that at all. So I felt like that was a really good thing for me to learn there compared to Thursday night of Dirt Cup.”
Last year, Scelzi started on the pole of the A-Main for the final night after being second highest in points and winning the Pole Shuffle over Justin Sanders. However, Scelzi could not hold on as he fell back and finished fourth.
“The Dirt Cup [has] just been a great race for me since we first started coming in 2021, Scelzi said. “We’ve really been strong, I want to say, pretty much every preliminary night and every finale. Last year we started on the pole, and they reworked the top of the racetrack, which I kind of didn’t really agree with, and it put us in a bad position there. Had to chase Justin [Sanders] down several times and kept getting yellows every time we ran him down. It kind of just didn’t fall our way last year. We had to really work hard to try and battle back [from] behind the eight ball in the feature.”
Scelzi enters Dirt Cup this year looking to win and take home the big prize. “We want to win the Dirt Cup, we’ve been close the past two years, hopefully we can kind of continue that speed and hopefully finish off a little bit better than we have the past two seasons.”
The Fresno native joined the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series for the Fastest Five Days in Motorsports and views it as a chance for him to prepare him for the Dirt Cup.
“For me, I’m a momentum racer,” Scelzi said. “I like to race as much as possible. And running five days in a row, I feel, is really good for our team, and really good for me to just kind of get into a rhythm and get into a good confident funk, and hopefully that rolls into Dirt Cup.”
You won't want to miss out on any of the action from the 52nd Annual Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup, and it all starts Thursday, June 20. If you can't make it out to the track, you can catch all the action live on FloRacing.
Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat @skagitspeedway so you don't miss out on anything! We want to see how you're spending Super Dirt Cup week, tag us on social media using #SuperDirtCup!
Will Call opens at 1:00pm
Gates Open at 5pm
Hot Laps at 6:00pm
Racing starts at 7:00pm
Tickets are available online at
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Adults $40 Thursday/Friday, $50 Saturday
Jr-Sr-Mil & First Responders $35 Thursday/ Friday, $40 Saturday
Kids 6 & under $10 all three nights
Three-night package $130

 

 

CRSA RAINED OUT FOR SECOND STRAIGHT RACE

Press Release By: Marty Czekala – June 14, 2024

SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. – Mother Nature just does not like racing in June.

CRSA Sprints officials and Penn Can Speedway track officials have postponed Friday's running of the Joe's Garage Southern Tier Series race due to weather.

Numerous weather reports predicted a chance of rain between 2 and 4 p.m., so officials determined there would not be enough time to prepare the track for activities.

Mike Emhof Motorsports, Keith Beach and Ron Ford are working to set a new date for action at Penn Can. For updates, stay tuned to CRSASprints.com and CRSA's Facebook and X pages.

“The Future Stars of Sprint Cars” now turn their attention to Outlaw Speedway next Friday night to kick off the Dandy Triple Play.

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products. Associate sponsors for 2024 include Pit Stop Convenience Stores, DisBatch Brewing Company, Dandy, Joe's Garage, Westward Painting Company, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, Magsarus Ignitions, Hoosier Racing Tire, Insinger Performance with their Stinger Race Fuel, My Race Pass and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

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

Please like and follow the CRSA Sprints on Facebook and X @CRSASprints.

 

 

Tony Jackson and Scott Hess Racing Show Consistency and Progress with Career-Best Weekend in 410 Division
Abbottstown, PA – June 13, 2024

by Justin Snyder / Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

With a frustration-filled month of May behind them, Tony Jackson and Scott Hess Racing scored a career-best weekend at a pair of Central Pennsylvania tracks over the weekend.

Jackson scored finishes of 13th at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa on Friday and 11th at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday. The top 15 finishes served as Jackson’s third and fourth of his rookie season in the 410 Sprint Car ranks and shows his progress made as he approaches the middle mark of 2024.

“Overall, it was a really good weekend and we’re starting to learn how to pass cars,” said Jackson. “We need to clean up a few things with qualifying and heat races, but we’ve made a lot of progress, and it was a good weekend.”

With a field of 22 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprint Cars in attendance, Jackson kicked off the two-race weekend at Williams Grove on Friday. He finished sixth in a heat race to earn the 17th starting position in the A-main. He steadily moved forward throughout the feature and brought home a 13th-place finish at the checkered flag.

The duo then headed to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday to close out the weekend and amongst 22 competitors in attendance, timed in 18th quickest in time trials with a quickest lap of 14. 263 seconds. A seventh-place finish in a heat race locked Jackson into the night’s A-main event with the 21st starting position.

With $7,000 on the line for the Elijah Hawkins Memorial, Jackson showed incredible effort and determination as he moved forward ten positions to score an 11th-place finish. The result serves as Jackson’s career-best finish in the division.

“I was really happy with the run at the Grove, but to pass that many cars at Lincoln shows how good we really have been lately,” said Jackson. “We made some changes with the car to go back to making me comfortable and it seems to be working. It’s positive runs like that that will keep you coming back for more and hopefully, it’s a sign of things to come.”

The team will again tackle Williams Grove on Friday and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday for two races this weekend in 410 Sprint Car competition. While the goal will be to continue to learn and gain valuable seat time, Jackson and Hess are hoping for more positive momentum and results as they’re anxiously gearing up for their first crack at the always exciting Pennsylvania Speedweek in a few weeks.

Tentative plans have the team competing in six of the ten scheduled Speedweek events, with stops at Williams Grove (2), Lincoln (2), BAPS Motor Speedway (1), and Hagerstown (1) on the horizon.

“We want to stick to the plan of getting top 15 finishes and the plan directly ahead of us is to keep doing that,” said Jackson. “We’re knocking on the door of that first top ten. This can be a humbling sport, but it’s just hard to come from the back and if we can start better the results will speak for itself.”

“However, with Speedweek on the horizon and a bunch of races ahead of us, it’s important that I start breaking some of these habits and putting us in a better position in qualifying and heat races. We’re going to really focus on those things here the next few weeks and I’m looking forward to seeing where we stack up with the best our area has to offer come Speedweek,” he added.

WEEKEND RESULTS

June 8 – Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA – Heat race: 6 (3); Feature: 13 (17).

June 9 – Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA –Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 7 (6); Feature: 11 (21).

SEASON STATS

18 races, 0 wins, 1 top 5, 1 top 10’s, 4 top 15’s, 9 top 20’s

UP NEXT

Friday, June 14th at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa, and Saturday June 15th at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

Follow news about Tony Jackson at A2DPR.com/latest-news

Follow the team on Facebook at Scott Hess Racing- Tony Jackson
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Kyle Reinhardt Scores Top-5 in First Trip to Huset’s Speedway
Eagle, NE – June 13, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Reinhardt was preparing to race his own No.91 at Lincoln Speedway’s Elijah Hawkins Memorial last weekend but his plans quickly changed when Bernie Stuebgen reached out and asked the Neptune City, NJ native to wheel his Indy Race Parts No.71 at a couple of Midwest shows.

Reinhardt filled the seat of Stuebgen’s car at a High Limit Racing event last year at Grandview Speedway. He recorded a top-ten finish that night. Opportunity knocked again last week to wheel the car at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night and again a few days later at the Eagle Raceway (NE) High Limit Racing event.
QUICK RESULTS

DATE: June 8, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Knoxville Raceway
City, State: Knoxville, IA
Stats: 30 cars, Qualifying 19th, Heat 7th (7), A-main 17th (19)

DATE: June 9, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Huset’s Speedway
City, State: Brandon, SD
Stats: 32 cars, Group A Qualifying 3rd, Heat 2nd (3), A-main 4th (7)

DATE: June 11, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars / High Limit Racing
Track: Eagle Raceway
City, State: Eagle, NE
Stats: 43 cars, Group B Qualifying 12th, Heat 6th (6), B-main 5th (6)

MIDWEST MISSION

Reinhardt’s first trip to Knoxville Raceway in 2024 Saturday night was also his first time in the seat of the No.71 this year. With only a few hot laps under his belt, he took to the half-mile for qualifying. His best lap ranked him 19th in the field of 30.

A 7th-place run in his heat put him 19th on the grid for the A-main. He netted a 17th-place finish in that 20-lap finale.

“We were behind the 8-ball tonight by about one track session. We were playing catch-up all night but got better by the end. I wish we had another go at it.”, Reinhardt said.

“Ripped the nose wing off when a few cars stacked up coming to the green in the feature. Bernie had the wrench spinning & made some big changes that got us better.”

A last-minute decision early Sunday made Reinhardt and the Indy Race Parts No.71 a surprise entry at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD that night. The 3/8-mile banked oval was another first for Reinhardt but it didn’t show.

He posted the 3rd quickest lap in Group A qualifying, then converted a 3rd place start in his heat race to a runner-up finish, putting himself solidly inside the top ten to start the A-main.

From his starting spot inside row four, Reinhardt grabbed the 6th spot on the opening circuit and settled in there until near the midpoint of the 25-lap finale.

The car got even better in the late stages and Reinhardt didn’t waste it. He cracked the top five on lap fourteen, then claimed the 4th spot on lap twenty-three, which is where he took the checkers.

“We definitely rebounded tonight. That felt good.”, Reinhardt commented.

“I want to thank Bernie for the opportunity. He gave me a great car. I also want to thank Tod Quiring and Huset’s Speedway for having us. That is a bad-ass track and I’m extremely happy I had the opportunity to race here.”

The third leg of Reinhardt’s Midwest tour took him to Eagle Raceway in Nebraska on Tuesday night. A stout field of 43 teams was on hand for the $50,000-to-win High Limit Racing event.

Reinhardt clocked in 12th quickest in Group B qualifying. A 6th place run in his heat race and 5th place finish in the B-main were both one spot short of claiming a spot in the A-main.
UP NEXT

Reinhardt will take the upcoming weekend off to conserve his engines for the upcoming Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek.

He will return to action in his Capitol Custom Trailers & Coaches, Coors Banquet Beer/Ace Distributing of PA, E-Z-GO Golf Cars/Golf Cart Services, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91 on June 22nd at Lincoln Speedway for their PA Speedweek tune-up event.
SEASON STATS

15 races, 0 wins, 1 top 5’s, 4 top 10’s, 8 top 15’s, 11 top 20

Photo Credit: Brent Smith Photography
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Henry’s Wrecker Service – Always at the ready!

We operate 24/7/365 to help keep our roads clear! Traffic in the Washington D.C. metro area is among the worst in the nation. In order to help reduce traffic and keep our roads flowing, we operate the largest fleet of tow trucks, including many large wreckers that are on constant stand by for when accidents happen.

Our experienced professional drivers are experts in recovery and accident clean up.

Henry’s Wrecker, at your service, ALWAYS!

SWIFT AND EFFICIENT Roadside Assist and Towing Services

Phone: 703-698-8900

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2024 season.

Kyle can be contacted via kylereinhardt46@gmail.com.
ABOUT KYLE REINHARDT

Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA. Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in. Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt and shop merch at: KyleReinhardt.com

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Facebook: Facebook.com/KyleReinhardtRacing

Twitter: Twitter.com/KyleReinhardt21

Instagram: Instagram.com/KyleReinhardt21

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!
Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers
Capitol Renegade
Coors Banquet Beer
E-Z-GO Golf Cars
Henry’s Wrecker Service

Maxim Chassis

FK Rod Ends

Kelly Racing Fuel

Arai Americas

KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

AL Driveline

DMI

Rider Racing Engines

Titan Wings

Simpson Race Products

 

 

Hartlaub Nets Podium Finish, Gelling Quickly with Trone 39 Team

East Berlin, PA – June 14, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

As the month of May came to a close, Kody Hartlaub embarked on an opportunity that arose after a hard crash left him short of equipment.

He would pilot the Trone No.39 for at least a few weeks to fill the void. After that, well, that would be a bridge to be crossed when the time came. QUICK RESULTS

DATE: May 31, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars Track: Williams Grove Speedway City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA Stats: 25 cars, Qualifying 19th, Heat 6th (7), A-main 17th (16)

DATE: June 1, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars Track: Lincoln Speedway City, State: Abbottstown, PA Stats: 27 cars, Qualifying 7th, Heat 3rd (2), A-main 15th (10)

DATE: June 7, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars Track: Williams Grove Speedway City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA Stats: 22 cars, Heat 2nd (5), A-main 3rd (4)

DATE: June 8, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars Track: Lincoln Speedway City, State: Abbottstown, PA Stats: 22 cars, Qualifying 6th, Heat 2nd (1), A-main 10th (9)

DEBUT WEEKEND

The opening weekend for Hartlaub and the Trone team had a couple of glimpses of potential with a 7th-place qualifying effort and a 3rd-place heat race finish at Lincoln. With full fields both nights, the feature finishes, 17th and 15th, were respectable for a new venture.

For Hartlaub, the first two races, and maybe even the first few weeks, would not be about stats and finishes. It would be about developing a working chemistry and communication with his new team.

Transitions like this typically lead to a lot of adjustments. The driver sometimes adjusts his approach a little to accommodate a crew chief and more often a team makes equipment and setup changes to make their new driver comfortable.

Opening night at Williams Grove Speedway adjustments were ongoing throughout the night. The same was true the following night at Lincoln Speedway. It was all in the name of finding the right combination to be fast together.

SPEEDY PROGRESS

Heading into their second weekend together, the team, led by crew chief Kevin Frey, assembled a new car for Hartlaub. The effort clearly was worth it.

Hartlaub kicked off the night with an impressive Friday night drive from 5th to 2nd in his heat race to earn the 4th starting spot for the A-main.

In the 25-lap finale, Hartlaub was again impressive. He grabbed the 3rd spot on the opening lap and found his rhythm. On lap nine, the Littlestown (PA) native grabbed the runner-up spot and set his sights on leader Cameron Smith.

With a few circuits remaining, defending track champion Freddie Rahmer wrestled the runner-up spot away from Hartlaub who ultimately brought the Trone No.39 home with a podium finish in 3rd.

Hartlaub wrapped up his weekend at Lincoln Speedway the following night where the results continued to be encouraging for East Berlin (PA) resident in his first full 410 sprint car season. He timed 6th quickest in the field.

In heat race action, Hartlaub continued to impress by logging a 2nd place finish behind veteran Lucas Wolfe.

In the nightcap, Hartlaub started 9th and brought home a very respectable top-ten finish. UP NEXT

Discussions were held this week about the path forward. The result: Hartlaub will remain in the car through the end of the year and his partners will be right there with him.

“I want to add a huge thank you to my sponsors, J Fuels and Brewer first and foremost, for allowing me to do this and following me with this venture.”, Hartlaub said.

Hartlaub and the Trone 39 team will return to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway this Friday and Saturday.

SEASON STATS

16 races, 0 wins, 1 top 5’s, 3 top 10’s, 11 top 15’s, 14 top 20

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Bigham Appraisal is a PA General Certified Appraiser who performs residential and commercial appraisals for a variety of lender and private clients. Bigham Appraisal is a proud supporter of Kody Hartlaub Racing!

INDEPENDENT | IMPARTIAL | OBJECTIVE

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Phone: (717) 338-0400

KODY HARTLAUB RACING

Follow Kody’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Kody Hartlaub Racing on Facebook: Facebook.com/KodyHartlaubRacing

Kody Hartlaub on Twitter: Twitter.com/KodyHartlaub Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS! The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for their support during the 2024 racing season!

Brewer Home Improvements, LLC

J Fuels

MooseBlocks.com

Bigham Appraisal

Griffith Plumbing Services

T and N Solutions

Smith Titanium

Herr Electric

Siegel Racing 59

Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Pretzel Boy

Barbie Miller, Realtor

KH Suspension

Don Ott Racing Engines

Pruitt Innovation & Technologies

AL Driveline

DMI Performance

SpeedComm

 

 

BRODY ROA IS READY TO RETURN TO HIS BEST TRACK THIS SATURDAY

(Cypress, CA, June 12, 2024) This Saturday night, June 15th, many California race fans will see something they fretted would never happen: the grand reopening of the popular Santa Maria Speedway. Like race fans, the drivers are also elated about the rebirth of the Central Coast banked oval. None of them will be more excited than Brody Roa, who will be competing in the Ultimate Sprint Car Series presented by Inland Rigging.

Dating back to the start of the 2017 season, the pleasant Garden Grove, California racer has started eight races on the track that is located within San Luis Obispo County. Amazingly, Roa finished in the top three seven times! Among those were four wins, a second-place finish, and a third. The only time he did not finish in the top three at Santa Maria over that period of time came in a 2019 race when he finished 16th. His main event finishing average at the track is 3.50 since 2017. Take away the 16th-place finish, and the average would have been an astounding 1.71.

Between Covid in 2020 and the track being shuttered in 2021, Roa has only competed at Santa Maria two times since 2019. On July 3rd, 2021, he finished third in the main. The last time the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Cars raced at the track was in August of 2022. To say the least, it was a memorable night. First of all, it was the first night the track had been open since shutting down a year earlier. It was also the final event at the track before this coming weekend’s race. A sellout crowd was on hand, and they witnessed Roa pull off a rare USAC/CRA feat. He steered Jayson May’s 360-powered car to win the main event against a full field of 410s. Unfortunately, the track that opened in 1964, was shuttered again after that. That all changes this Saturday.

Last week, when the USAC/CRA Series was at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway for the Golden Empire Clash, Roa set the fifth-fastest time in qualifying. That placed him on the outside of the second row for his 10-lap heat. The 2023 series champion stayed second for the race's first seven laps. Entering turn three on the eighth circuit, he used a textbook slider that propelled him into the lead and onto the victory. Combined with his race win in the USCS event on the 1/3 mile oval at the start of May, Roa has won heat races each time he has been at the track this year.

Things were looking like Roa was going to have a great night. After winning the heat, he started inside row two for the 30-lap main. Early on, he was running third. However, engine problems started to slow the gorgeous #8M. On lap 18, Roa decided to call it a night. Afterward, he stated, “I didn’t want to jeopardize hurting anyone.”

To see if Roa can make it three wins in four USCS starts, spectator gates will open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at Santa Maria. Qualifying will begin at 5:00, and the first race will be at 6:00. Adult tickets are $25.00. Seniors and military get in for $23.00. For kids 6-12, it is only $5.00, and children 5 and under are free. The track is located at 1900 Hutton Road in Nipomo, California.

The May Motorsports entry is sponsored by Winfield’s Racing Engines, RDM Mechanics, Cooper’s Propane, TJM Distribution, TJM Distribution, Ten West Towing, Arctic Sea Mining, Wesco International, Elite Signs and Fastenal.

Roa would like to thank his own sponsors, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, Simpson Race Gear, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. If you would like to be a marketing partner in 2024, contact Roa using the information at the top of this release.

@roygamityanauctioneer @burris_racing_usa @mikeburrisoc @csishocks @theoriginalloosebruce @alrvirtualservices @simpsonracegear @moleculesports @rodendsupply @baldwinfilters @ngkracing @originalngksparkplugs @usacnation @usac_cra @perrisautospeedway @b_roa91 @tai_xoxo_roa @joegibb83, @caltrolinc @narc410 @drivenracingoil

Brody Roa’s 2024 Racing Results

03/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

03/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS – Broke

04/06/24 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS – Broke

04/20/24 Bakersfield Speedway USCS Sprint Cars 1st A Main

04/27/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

05/04/24 Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway USCS Sprint Cars Rained Out

05/18/24 Bakersfield Speedway USCS Sprint Car Series 1st A Main

05/25/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

06/8/25 Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

 

 

MUST SEE RACING ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF ‘FAST CASH” CHALLENGE

June 11, 2024 - Holly, Michigan – Must See Racing Sprint Series Presented by Perfit-Parts today announced details of the recently announced “Fast Cash” Challenge program that was announced a few days ago.

To give teams extra race day incentives, and continue to create great racing, the program was instituted and will be in effect at the series next event June 22 at Owosso Speedway. The “Fash Cash” Challenge will be used for the MSR National Series the remainder of the year.

After qualifications are complete the Fast Qualifier will be asked to accept the challenge. If he says yes, he will immediately earn a $500 bonus. If he sets a new track record, he will pick up an additional $100.

The Fast Qualifier will also be able to earn additional bonuses throughout the night including a $175 bonus if he wins his heat race, $75 for runner-up, or $50 for finishing third. Since he accepted the challenge the invert for the feature event will already be pre-determined with the highest a 6 and the lowest being a straight-up start. If he wins the feature event for the sixth position he will receive a $400 bonus. If he wins from the fourth starting position, he will earn a $200 bonus. If he wins from the pole, he will still earn a $100 bonus.

If the Fast Qualifier refuses the “Fast Cash” Challenge, he will receive no bonuses and could face an invert as high as a ten.

To receive all the available bonuses, a driver must prove to be as good of a qualifier as he is a racer. If a driver could be lucky enough to claim all the available bonuses offered for the night, he could earn as much as $1,175 in addition to his feature finish prize money.

It’s new, it’s different, and hopefully it will prove to be entertaining.

In other Must See Racing news………. British Columbia, Canada driver Aaron Willison is one of the first drivers to have entered the upcoming June 22 event at Owosso Speedway. Willison teamed with veteran car owner Dick Myers at the last MSR outing in Lancaster, New York June1. Willison charged from his seventh starting position and nearly pulled off a stunning win on the last corner of the race. He got alongside race winner Bobby Santos III but couldn’t beat him to the stripe. He will get at rematch at Owosso.

The MSR Midwest Lights Series will join the MSR National Series at Owosso Speedway June 22 for a winged sprint car double-header event. It will be the season opener for the MSR Lights Series. For more info on the series please visit www.mustseeracing.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Huset's Speedway Releases Event Format for Next Week's $100,000-to-Win Huset's Hustle and $250,000-to-Win BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals Presented by MENARDS

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (June 13, 2024) - The 2nd annual BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS will feature a slightly different event format this year with an opportunity to win six figures two times.

Huset's Speedway hosts the four-day World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event, which showcases the $100,000-to-win Huset's Hustle on June 19-20 followed by the final two nights of the $250,000-to-win - tied for a World of Outlaws record for the winner's share - spectacle on June 21-22.

The event opener next Wednesday will serve as the preliminary night for the Huset's Hustle finale. It will then be a clean slate for Friday's program, which sets up the quarter-million-dollar finale on Saturday.

The event format is as follows for the preliminary nights on Wednesday and Friday:

For a field of 32 to 48 drivers, drivers will be split into two groups and will qualify to determine the lineups for four heat races. With 49 or more drivers, there will be six heat races.

The heat races will be inverted by six. The top 10 in combined qualifying and heat race points in each group are locked into the A Main with the top four in points from each group moving into the feature redraw. Drivers sitting 21 st through 40 th will move into the Last Chance Showdown, which transfers the top-four finishers into the back of the A Main. Drivers 41 st and back in points after the heat races will be in the C Main with the top-two finishers transferring into the rear of the Last Chance Showdown.

Qualifying awards 100 points to quick time with a one-point drop per position. The heat race winners earn 100 points with a three-point drop for second and third place followed by a five-point drop per position from fourth through the field. The A Main is 250 points to win with a three-point drop per position.

Both preliminary nights pay $20,000 to win.

For the $100,000-to-win Huset's Hustle finale on Thursday and the $250,000-to-win BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS finale on Saturday, drivers will line straight up in one of six heat races based on their combined points earned during the preliminary night. Each of the heat race winners will lock into the King of the Hill presented by Unique Movers, which features two cars on the track for two timed laps with the fastest driver moving on.

The second and third finishers in each heat race will also lock into the A Main with drivers placing fourth through sixth moving to the Last Chance Showdown. The remaining drivers head to the C Main, which transfers the top four to the back of the Last Chance Showdown. The LCS transfers the top six to the back of the A Main.

The complete points table and event format is posted on the Huset's Speedway website.

Hot laps begin each night at approximately 7 p.m.

Also of note, there are several bonuses throughout the weekend. The King of the Hill presented by Unique Movers winner on Thursday and Saturday will receive $1,000. Weikert's Livestock is presenting a $1,000 Hard Luck Award for the week. Ziegler AG Equipment is providing a $750 Perfect Attendance Award on Thursday and Saturday to the highest starting driver who has competed in each Huset's Speedway 410ci winged sprint car race this season.

Event tickets can be purchased online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

BILLIONAUTO.COM HUSET'S HIGH BANK NATIONALS PRESENTED BY MENARDS -

June 19-22 featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

X: http://www.twitter.com/HusetsSpeedway

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

 

 

Motor issues stall Arenz at Angell Park Speedway

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 12, 2024 – It was night Travis Arenz and the members of the Travis Arenz Motorsports team would like to toss into File 13, as mechanical maladies brought their participation in a Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series event to a premature end Sunday, June 9 at Angell Park Speedway in Angell Park, Wis.

Arenz opened the annual Norm Nelson Classic on a high note by qualifying fifth in the 30-car field with a lap of 12.598 seconds. The 2021 and 2022 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion then rolled off third in the second eight-lap IRA heat race.

Arenz struggled throughout the race as Jordan Goldesberry, Joel Meyers Jr. and Jake Neuman moved past the Sheboygan Falls, Wis. driver. However, Arenz still managed to hold on to finish sixth and earn a spot in both the IRA dash and A-main lineups.

Arenz’s 25T machine did not return to the track for the remainder of the racing program as a motor issue forced the team to scratch from the dash and A-main.

“Near the end of the heat race, the motor dropped a valve and hurt the motor,” Arenz said. “Unfortunately, our other two motors are not finished yet. We are not sure about our status for the rest of the season as of now.

“The good news is I got my MSD box back from the IRA, after it got sent out to be checked for traction control,” he said. “Everything was legal.”

The Travis Arenz Motorsports team was scheduled to compete in the fourth annual Road America Challenge IRA event at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, June 8. However, the event fell victim to rain.

Due to the team’s current motor issues, the upcoming schedule for the Travis Arenz Motorsports team is undetermined.

All 2024 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series events will be streamed live on FloRacing.

The 2024 Travis Arenz Motorsports sponsorship partners include Professional Plating Inc., Service One Transportation Inc., Don and Lynn Kiel, Oostburg Concrete, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Schoen’s Wildlife Removal, Premier Insurance Solutions-Craig Ladwig, Carbliss Hand Crafted Cocktails, Pallet Works, Lake Auto Glass and Service, Roth’s Auto Restoration, Hair Fellers Barbershop, Fastenal of Plymouth, Jensen’s Sales and Service, Amy Bruechert Reality, Duehring's Tax Service, Everhope Show Cattle, Sonntag Plumbing Inc., Kriete Truck Center and Arenz Auto Detailing.

The 2024 Travis Arenz Motorsports team consists of pit crew members Jerrod Gamb, Cameron Fritz, Bobby Bonelli, Keith Fellner and Emily Stadler.

Additional information on the Travis Arenz Motorsports team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook and X (Twitter) pages.

Travis Arenz Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Carbliss Hand-Crafted Premium Cocktails

Travis Arenz Motorsports is pleased to welcome Carbliss Hand Crafted Premium Cocktails as a sponsorship partner for the team’s second full season with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series in 2024.

Carbliss Hand-Crafted Premium Cocktails, featuring a mix of vodka, sparkling water and natural flavor extracts, is the creation of Adam and Amanda Kroener. Each Carbliss hand-crafted cocktail comes with no carbohydrates, no sugars and only 100 calories with a wide range of flavors available.

To view a list of retailers carrying Carbliss Hand-Crafted Premium Cocktails, visit https://drinkcarbliss.com/find-your-bliss/.

For more information on Carbliss, email marketing@drinkcarbliss.com or visit www.drinkcarbliss.com.

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

Travis Arenz Motorsports
2024 Upcoming Schedule

To be determined


Travis Arenz Motorsports
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 7
IRA Events – 7
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A-Main Finishes – 2
Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 4
Top 15 A-Main Finishes – 5
Top 20 A-Main Finishes – 5
Heat Race Victories – 2
B-Main Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 7
Dash Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 1

 

 

Hartmann flashes speed, pushes ahead in IRA action at Angell Park Speedway

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 12, 2024 – A strong introduction and a solid conclusion could best describe Austin Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team’s performance in the seventh Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series event of the 2024 campaign with Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. serving as the competitive stage Sunday, June 9.

The fifth-year Sprint Car competitor opened the annual Norm Nelson Classic racing program by qualifying third in the 30-car field after ripping off a rapid lap of 12.569 seconds around the historic third-mile clay oval.

After lining up fourth in the third eight-lap IRA heat race, Hartmann found the going difficult on the dry slick track surface as he slipped back three spots to finish in seventh place at the checkered flag and missed transferring to the A-main by a single position.

The 2020 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Award recipient then started on the pole of the 10-lap IRA B-main and pulled away to post the victory by a full straightaway over Shelby Bosie.

After a complete reworking of the track surface, Hartmann lined up 18th in the 30-lap IRA A-main before falling back to 20th in the early going. Following an uneventful first half of the race, the Plymouth, Wis. native hit his stride in the second 15 laps of the event as he utilized the low groove to power past Danny Schlafer and Lance Fassbender on lap 16.

Two laps later, Hartmann ducked under Shelby Bosie and Van Gurley Jr. before wheeling past Will Gerrits on lap 22 to claim the 14th position in the running order. Hartmann then moved in to apply heavy pressure to Jett Mann in the closing stages of the race before settling for a 14th-place showing in the caution-free race, which was won by Scotty Thiel.

It was Hartmann’s fifth top-15 A-main showing in seven 2024 IRA events.

“We had a lot of ups and downs during the night,” Hartmann said. “The pill draw for qualifying was key for the track conditions. The heat race didn’t go in our favor. We regrouped and got our balance back in the car and salvaged a decent finish on the night. We got good notes for another night coming up at Wilmot this Saturday. We’ll keep digging!”

The 87A Hartmann Racing team was scheduled to compete in the fourth annual Road America Challenge IRA event at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, June 8. However, the event fell victim to rain.

Hartmann is slated to compete this Saturday, June 15 with the IRA Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. The Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Cars, Street Stocks and Bandits are also on the card.

Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 5:45 p.m. and racing set to start at 6:45 p.m.

The sponsorship partners for the 2024 87A Hartmann Racing team include Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Competition Specialists, Feldmann Sales & Service, Holler n Hills, Quasius Construction Inc., TheD8Dispensary, AF Inc., Metalcraft, Rich’s Truck and Auto Repair, Fastenal of Plymouth, Waldo Oil, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, Berryman Racing Shocks and My Race Pass.

The 2024 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Eric Bergschultz, Ian Schultz, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham and Kristine Hartmann.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s website www.team87a.com and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – RC Custom Design

The Austin Hartmann – 87A Hartmann Racing team is happy to have RC Custom Design back on board as a sponsorship partner for the 2024 IRA season.

Since opening in 1999, RC Custom Design has grown over the past 25 years into a full-service graphic design, vinyl graphics and photography business under the direction of owner Rob Eisentraut with a strong foundation in the motorsports field.

“RC Custom Design started as a small side project and has grown into a full shop and a semi full-time business,” Eisentraut said. “Our main product lines have always been, but not limited to, vinyl graphics and photography with a special emphasis on local and national motorsports. We also service local businesses and customers with vinyl graphic needs, logo design services, apparel design, personal and product photography and product design layouts."

To contact or learn more about RC Custom Design, contact Rob Eisentraut by phone at 262-323-1046, email rcdesign74@yahoo.com or through the RC Custom Design Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rccustomdesign.

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.


Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing
2024 Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, June 15 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA)
Thursday, June 20 – Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, Ind. (IRA, Maverick)
Friday, June 21 – Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington, Ind. (IRA, Maverick)
Saturday, June 22 – Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, Ind. (IRA, Maverick)
Sunday, June 23 – Terre Haute Action Track, Terre Haute, Ind. (IRA, Maverick)

Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 10
IRA Events – 7
World of Outlaws Events – 2
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 1
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 3
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 5
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 6
Heat Race Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 3
Dash Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

Skagit Speedway

By Erik List

Alger, WA—The 360 Sprint Cars are back this Saturday, June 15, for another night of racing. Joining them will be the Sportsman Sprint Cars and the Skagit Aggregates IMCA Modifieds. It was the Trey Starks show last Saturday, June 8, in the 360 Sprint Car A-Main and the Sportsman Sprint Car A-Main. Starks has now won both 360 races at Skagit Speedway and is a perfect one for one this year in Sportsman Sprint Car. This will only be the third appearance for the 360 Division this year at Skagit Speedway. Last weekend, during the 360 A-Main, Starks started third and had to move past Colton Heath and Willie Croft before he got to the lead. However, once he did, Starks set a torrid pace through the field, facing little challenge for the remainder of the race. He continues to lead the points battle with 248 total points over Cam Smith (208 points) and Robbie Price (206 points). Through four races now, there are four different winners in the Sportsman Sprint Car Division, with Starks being the most recent one. However, the Puyallup, WA native had to battle with a former winner, Jesson Jacobson for the win. Jacobson led the opening 10 laps while Starks had to work from third place but quickly moved into second on the opening lap. Starks made his move around Jacobson on lap 11 and checked out from there. Kai Dixon leads the championship points battle with 422 points over Alden Ostrom (408 points) and Jayden Whitney (399 points). The Skagit Aggregates IMCA Modifieds make their fourth appearance at Skagit Speedway this year after a weekend off. Tyson Blood picked up the first two wins, and James Bundy has won most recently. Bundy led all 25 laps last time out during College and Kids night on June 1, facing a little challenge. Blood is the only one to have finished in the top five (two wins and a second place) in all three races so far. Jeff Westergard has finished in the top ten for all three races with two top fives as well. Blood leads the points with 119 over Westergard (107 points) and Lee Swift (103 points). Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat @skagitspeedway so you don't miss anything! We couldn't be more excited about racing this weekend, and we hope to see you there!

Pits Open: 1:00 pm Will Call opens at 3:00 pm Gates Open at 5:00 pm Hot Laps at 6:00 pm Opening Ceremonies at 7:00 pm with racing to follow

Tickets are available online at https://skagitspeedway.showare.com

 

 

Double Pro Stock Features on Father’s Day at Tri City Raceway Park

(Franklin, PA June 12, 2024): When rains cut short a recent program at Tri City Raceway Park, new owners Josh and Kyrsten Shiffer made plans to make up for the lost features. The first double feature comes up this Sunday, June 16. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks will do double duty on Father’s Day!

“It is a great way to celebrate Father’s Day,” Josh Shiffer said. "Bring Dad to the track and enjoy a fun night at the races," he added.

The make up race is scheduled to hit the track at 5:45. The field for that event has been set, and no new cars will be added. Racers who cannot return will be paid tow money. After the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply contest is concluded, a full Sunday Thunder program will be staged.

With three races in the books, Bob Felmlee still leads A.J. Flick in the championship standings in the Krill Recycling 410 Sprint Car ranks. Flick has two wins to Felmlee’s one, but Flick did not get full points for his first triumph of the season because it was a FAST on Dirt sanctioned event. Hence, the eight point differential.

The next four in the rankings are close. Jeremy Weaver is coming off of a strong second place finish, while Gale Ruth, Jr. is hoping that his luck improves this week. He was sidelined early by a mechanical problem in the most recent show. Michael Bauer and Andy Cavanaugh are within striking distance.

Rounding out the top ten are Bodey McClintock, Cameron Nastasi, John Jerich, and Logan McCandless.

Chad Reitz has a substantial lead over Steve Slater in the points for the 21st Century Energy Group 358 Modifieds. Reitz has two wins and a second to his credit. Slater started the season strong, with a pair of seconds, but a medical problem required him to bring in Eric Gabany to take over the driving chores for the present time. Because points are awarded to the car, not the driver, Gabany kept Slater in second place. However, teenager Hayden Holden is just one point back!

Last week’s winner, Erick Rudolph, made the trek from the Empire State because he has not been able to log as many races this season due to the wet weather in his home state. His plans for this weekend are unsettled, but you know that he will be in the hunt whenever he is entered.

Tim Bish currently leads the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stock standings, but this week’s double features could shake things up. Mike Miller, Pat Fielding, Rod Laskey, and Josh Seippel are close beyond. There is a slight drop off to the next cluster of racers, consisting of Charlie McMillen, Jason Kimmy, Hunter Exley, Russ Coyne, and Aaron Smith. Chris Schneider, the opening night winner, is lurking just outside the top ten.

The RUSH Sprint Cars, newly added to the Sunday Thunder program, have completed only one race, so the feature winner, young Blaze Myers, finds himself at the head of the list. John Mollick, Joe Buccola, Arnie Kent, and Brent Rhebergen round out the top five in the quest for the 4 Your Car Connection title.

Tim Bish is the leader in the Marsh Heating & Cooling Heat Race Challenge. He has four checkers to his credit. A.J. Fick and Steve Slater are tied with two. All other contestants only have single wins.

Although the racing will start a bit earlier than usual this week, the rest of the schedule remains intact. Pit gates will open at 2 p.m., and spectator gates will open two hours later. Racing starts at 5:45.

There will be no increase in ticket prices for the extra race. Adults will be admitted for $15, and seniors (ages 62 and up), students (ages 11 to 16), and military will be admitted for $13, all with proper identification.Children (ages 10 and under) will be admitted for free. Pit passes will be $35, with the exception of infants (ages 2 and under) will be admitted to the pits for $15.

If you cannot make it to the track this weekend, June 23 and 30 will be Sunday Thunder events also.

The divisional sponsors of Tri City Raceway Park for 2024 are: Krill Recycling, LLC (410 Sprint Cars), 21st Century Energy Group (358 Modifieds), Hovis Auto & Truck Supply (Pro Stocks), and 4 Your Car Connection (RUSH Sprint Cars).

All competitors at Tri City Raceway Park will be eligible for the Marsh Heating & Cooling Heat Race Challenge. The driver that wins the most heat races over the course of the season, regardless of the class, will receive a special award.

Other marketing partners of Tri City Raceway Park for 2024 include: Erie Beer, Wab-Tec (manufacturer of locomotive engines), Schaeffer Lubricants, Keystone Transit (school buses), Blue Ox Timbers (buyers of timberland timber land management), Constable Refuse (residential and commercial garbage collectors), First Rate Realty (real estate sales), Landscape Connection (portable toilets and landscape supplies), KEI-Klapec Express Inc. (trucking company), BKI-Bert Klapec Inc. (excavation and demolition), Shambaugh Towing, Gibson Hill Automotive (auto repair), McCandless Ford Sales (located in Mercer and Meadville), McCandless Trailer Sales (located in Mercer and Meadville), Big Dog RC (remote controlled cars and race track), McGregor Excavating, Les Frickshun (lubricants and undercoating), Bish Heating & Cooling, Wet Hose LLC (pressure washing), Heffern Septic Service, Tionesta Builders Supply (located in Tionesta and Shippenville), UCIP-United Community Independence Program (housing and services for the handicapped), Close Racing Supply, Billy’s Garage & Towing, Oakland-Rampart Equipment (makers of centrifugal dryers, wash systems, and separators).

Remember that you will need to check the Facebook page, Tri City Raceway Park, for current information. The former website is not updated and will soon be replaced.

Tri-City Raceway Park is located just a few miles north of Franklin, PA, at 3430 State Route 417 in Oakland Township. Professional auto racing will be presented in a family friendly atmosphere most Sunday evenings from May through Labor Day weekend.

 

 

CRSA HEADS SOUTH TO PENN CAN

Press Release By: Marty Czekala - June 12, 2024

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints, powered by SuperGen Products, will host their first race of June Friday at Penn Can Speedway in round three of the Joe’s Garage Southern Tier Series.

It is the 34th time the track in Susquehanna, PA, has hosted "The Future Stars of Sprint Cars." Last year, Penn Can hosted a pair of CRSA races, won by first-time winner Tim Iulg and Kyle Pierce.

Here’s a look at the top stories entering the weekend.

Tune In: Action can be seen live on Dirt Track Digest TV and Race Report TV with Marty Czekala on the call. Expand your race night experience at the track or online through the MyRacePass app or at www.myracepass.com for $5.99 a month, featuring live timing, entry list, fantasy and results.

Last Race: A return to the Afton Fairgrounds Speedway May 31 for CRSA to continue the Joe's Garage Southern Tier Series. With nine to go, Kyle Pierce took advantage of Jeff Trombley’s blown motor to take the lead and not back for his first win of the season, the fifth of his career.

This was a race in which the one who got away came back to him. Last time at Afton, Pierce was leading when he ran out of fuel in the final laps, giving the win to Dalton Herrick.

"Anytime we can win, or even in the top 10, that's a great day for us,” said Pierce post-race. “To finally get a win is a great way to start the summer months.”

Mike Kiser finished second, while Dalton Herrick was third.

We know Drama: In the last three races of action, exciting moments have unfolded amongst the leaders in the second half of the race. Matt Rotz had to hold off a hard-charging Bobby Parrow in the final laps for his first career sprint car win at Land of Legends. Back at Weedsport, Bobby Parrow broke a rear end to give Jordan Hutton the win. Now, Friday at Afton, it was Trombley’s engine giving away to give Kyle Pierce his first win.

Bad Luck June: CRSA has yet to complete a single race in the sixth month of the 2024 calendar. Both events scheduled June 1 at Fonda Speedway and June 7 at Utica-Rome Speedway were postponed, leaving only two races on the calendar for June. This is the second straight year “The Future Stars of Sprint Cars” would host up to two races, with Fonda and Penn Can hosting events last year.

A Contested Battle: After two rounds of the Joe’s Garage Southern Tier Series, the top four are separated by six points early. Billy VanInwegen and Dalton Herrick are the top two in points, with Herrick four points behind. Thunder Mountain winner Jordan Hutton is five behind, while Afton winner Kyle Pierce is six back.

The Favorites: Dalton Herrick leads all active drivers in Penn Can top fives with eight, including a win in 2022. Kyle Pierce is tied for wins in Susquehanna since 2014 with two alongside Josh Flint and Eddie Strada. He also has four top fives alongside Jeff Trombley, Billy VanInwegen and Jordan Hutton. The former two have won here in the past. Of course, sometimes a driver may surprise you, just as Iulg did last year.

By the Numbers: At Penn Can, the average car count since 2014 is over 19. 72 drivers have finished in the top five all-time and 25 drivers have recorded a checkered flag. Jeff VanSteenburg and Joe Kata lead the way in wins with three.

From the Frontman: "It’s our first trip of the year down South and we always enjoy heading to Penn Can. Keith Beach and his team do a great job preparing and promoting the track. It’s always a regular on the CRSA calendar and we look forward to putting on a great show Friday night!” ~ Mike Emhof

From the Track Promoter: “The team here is excited to have the CRSA Sprints back for their first of two showings of the 2024 season. Mike and his team always bring a great show and we know our fans love it.” ~ Keith Beach

Up Next: CRSA kicks off the Dandy Triple Play next Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee.

Standings

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 624 pts

2. 22 Tomy Moreau -16

3. 9K Kyle Pierce -25

4. 29 Dalton Herrick -26

5. 3A Jeff Trombley -31

6. 21B Blake Warner -40

7. 28 Ron Greek -40

8. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. -58

9. J27 John Cunningham -85

10. 99 Adam Depuy -139

Joe’s Garage Southern Tier Series Standings

1. 56v Billy VanInwegen 331 pts

2. 29 Dalton Herrick -4

3. 66 Jordan Hutton -5

4. 9K Kyle Pierce -6

5. 21B Blake Warner -21

6. 28 Ron Greek -25

7. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. -28

8. 22 Tomy Moreau -30

9. 18 Timmy Lotz -36

10. 1NY Mark Reynolds -49

Previous Winners @ Penn Can

1. Jeff VanSteenburg (3) 2008, 2010, 2013

2. Joe Kata (3) 2013x2, 2014

3. Chuck Alessi (2) 2007, 2008

4. Eddie Strada (2) 2015, 2016

5. Josh Flint (2) 2016, 2020

6. Kyle Pierce (2) 2021, 2023

7. Billy Jaycox Jr. (1) 2007

8. Jim McCaffrey (1) 2007

9. Brian Davis (1) 2008

10. Matt Tanner (1) 2008

11. Tyler Rice (1) 2011

12. Tommy Martocci (1) 2011

13. Mike Kiser (1) 2012

14. Brittany Tresch (1) 2012

15. Brian Carber (1) 2012

16. Jeremy Quick (1) 2014

17. Scott Goodrich (1) 2015

18. Brian Krummel (1) 2016

19. Thomas Radivoy (1) 2017

20. Darryl Ruggles (1) 2020

21. Jeff Trombley (1) 2021

22. Kevin Nagy (1) 2021

23. Dalton Herrick (1) 2022

24. Billy VanInwegen (1) 2022

25. Tim Iulg (1) 2023

Feature Winners

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 2

2. 77 Matt Rotz 1

3. 9K Kyle Pierce 1

Feature Polesitters

1. D9 Dustin Sehn 1

2. 48A Alysha Bay 1

3. 33 Scott Landers 1

4. 28 Ron Greek 1

Heat Winners

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 2

2. 3A Jeff Trombley 2

3. 22 Tomy Moreau 2

4. 56 Billy VanInwegen Jr. 1

5. 88c Chad Miller 1

6. 23 John Smith 1

7. 25G Tyler Graves 1

8. 18c Dan Craun 1

9. 22 Tomy Moreau 1

10. 80 Bobby Parrow 1

11. 33 Scott Landers 1

12. 99 Adam Depuy 1

13. 18 Timmy Lotz 1

Top 5s

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 2

2. 3A Jeff Trombley 2

3. 9K Kyle Pierce 2

4. 29 Dalton Herrick 2

5. 56V Billy VanInwegen 2

6. 22 Tomy Moreau 1

7. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. 1

8. 8 Dillon Paddock 1

9. 33 Scott Landers 1

10. 80 Bobby Parrow 1

11. 4s Johnny Smith 1

12. 48a Alysha Bay 1

13. 77 Matt Rotz 1

14. 99 Mike Kiser 1

15. 12 Tyler Chartrand 1

Top 5 Hard Chargers By +/-

1. 56V Billy VanInwegen +28

2. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. +27

3. 21Z Zach Sobotka +24

4. 9K Kyle Pierce +19

5. 8 Dillon Paddock +14

Fastest Lap

1. 56V Billy VanInwegen 1 (15.085s @ Thunder Mountain)

2. 77 Matt Rotz 1 (16.838s @ Land of Legends)

3. 121 Steve Glover 1 (15.569s @ Weedsport)

4. 3A Jeff Trombley 1 (14.153s @ Afton)

Lap Leaders

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 30

2. 77 Matt Rotz 20

3. 80 Bobby Parrow 9

4. 28 Ron Greek 9

5. 9k Kyle Pierce 9

6. 3a Jeff Trombley 7

7. 56V Billy VanInwegen 5

8. 121 Steve Glover 5

9. 4s Johnny Smith 1

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products. Associate sponsors for 2024 include Pit Stop Convenience Stores, DisBatch Brewing Company, Dandy, Joe's Garage, Westward Painting Company, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, Magsarus Ignitions, Hoosier Racing Tire, Insinger Performance with their Stinger Race Fuel, My Race Pass and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

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

Please like and follow the CRSA Sprints on Facebook and X @CRSASprints.

 

 

Antioch Speedway caps busy stretch for SCCT this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Antioch, CA…The Contra Costa County Fairgrounds based Antioch Speedway will be the destination for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour this Saturday night.

The June 15th event at the “Action Track by the Delta” marks the sixth race of the season for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and its only Antioch appearance in 2024. It’s also the final outing for the SCCT 360s prior to getting ready for Western Speedweek in mid-July.

“We look forward to bringing the Sprint Car Challenge Tour back to Antioch Speedway on Saturday,” commented SCCT President Scott Russell. “They’ve done a fantastic job giving the place a total facelift in recent years and it should be a great night of racing this weekend.”

So far this season it has been all about Justin Sanders and car owner Dale Miller, who have captured all five races up to this point. With commitments up North however, Sanders will not be in action, which opens the door for a new winner on Saturday.

El Cajon youngster Braden Chiaramonte will be the de facto point leader heading into Antioch Speedway. The driver of the Tiner-Hirst Ent. No. 94TH has put together some impressive moments this year and now looks to add a SCCT victory to his resume.

Reigning Placerville Speedway champion Michael Faccinto is another top-five point driver that will look for a big win at Antioch Speedway on Saturday. The Hanford driver sits just four markers behind Chiaramonte in the SCCT standings.

Veterans Andy Forsberg of Auburn and Sean Becker from Roseville are sure to be contenders at Antioch Speedway as well. Both competitors finished among the top-five last Saturday in Petaluma and now have their eyes on the trophy this weekend.

Additional possibilities on Saturday include Livermore’s Travis Labat, Clayton’s Joey Ancona, Dunnigan’s Luke Hayes, Sacramento’s Austin Wood, Cotati’s Jake Haulot and more.

All cars that have competed at each SCCT event are also eligible for the $500 Shop Kyle Larson Bonus if they win at Antioch on Saturday. If they can do so, it will make for a $3,000 total payday. Standard nightly payouts with the tour continue to be $2,500-to-win and $400-to-start the 24-car main event.

Former SCCT winners at Antioch Speedway include Visalia’s Cory Eliason, Chico’s Jonathan Allard and most recently Fremont’s Shane Golobic.

Tickets and Details:

Grandstand seating is general admission this Saturday June 15th at Antioch Speedway. 𝗧𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 can be purchased at the gate.

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front gate opening at 4pm. The pit meeting will be held at 4:30pm with cars on track at 5. Hot laps, Sierra Foothills Wine Services qualifying and racing will follow.

The event will follow the standard SCCT muffler rule, which is either the Large Flowmaster or Large Spintech Muffler as described in the rulebook.

For those who can’t make it to the track CaliDirt.TV provides live coverage of every Sprint Car Challenge Tour event. The service also covers every championship point race at Placerville Speedway. Fans can purchase through a cost savings monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

The Antioch Speedway is located on the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds at the corner of 10th and L Streets in Antioch, California. The physical address is 1201 W. 10th Street Antioch, CA 94509. The track is located just a little over an hour from the capital city of Sacramento. More info can be found at www.antiochspeedway.com

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Hoosier Racing Tires, CaliDirt.TV, Shop Kyle Larson, Pit Stop USA, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, D&D Roofing, Sierra Foothills Wine Services, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Pacific Highway Rentals and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or office@sprintcarchallengetour.com

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour 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 X/Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

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Upcoming Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour events

Saturday June 15: Antioch Speedway

Monday July 15: Cottage Grove Speedway (Western Sprint Tour-SCCT Speedweek Opener)
Tuesday July 16: Coos Bay Speedway
Wednesday July 17: Douglas County Dirt Track in Roseburg, Oregon
Thursday July 18: Yreka Speedway
Friday July 19: Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico (11th annual Tyler Wolf Memorial)
Saturday July 20: Placerville Speedway (Speedweek Finale)

 

 

Andy Forsberg Back on Sprint Car Challenge Tour Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA: Putting a turbulent Bradway Memorial weekend behind him, Andy Forsberg was back up front on Saturday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour as he scored a third-place finish at Petaluma Speedway.

“After a tough weekend last week, we were solid from start to finish on Saturday night,” Andy Forsberg said. “The track was really racy, our feature got a little wild, but we came away with a podium.”

With 23 cars making the trip to California’s bay area, Forsberg kicked the night off by timing the PHR Racing No. 92 in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Forsberg was hard on the throttle when the green flag waived as he jumped to the early lead aboard his Meridian Cameras/Oroville Tax/Wilkie Masonry backed entry.

Picking up the heat race win, the Auburn, CA driver qualified for the High Sierra Industries Dash, where the three put him in the third row for the six lap shootout.

Holding the spot, Forsberg’s third place finish in the Dash lined him up in the second row of the 35-lap feature event. On a relatively racy surface, Forsberg slipped back to fourth when the race came to life as Justin Sanders got by him for third in the opening stages of the race.

A lap seven issue for race leader, Michael Faccinto put Forsberg into third for an impending restart, and when the action resumed he was able to jump into second.

Once in second, Forsberg chased after leader Justin Sanders, but Sanders was able to power away and open up a gap over Forsberg until the red flag was needed as a car got upside down and created fence damage.

Slipping back to third once the action resumed, Forsberg continued to chase after Sanders and the new runner up, Kaleb Montgomery as he soon felt pressure from fourth running, Sean Becker.

Able to hold the final spot on the podium when the checkered flag flew, Forsberg capped the night off with a third place finish.

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-15, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Forsberg and company will cap off a busy month with the SCCT this Saturday night at Antioch Speedway.

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

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

 

 

Justin Sanders Makes it 5 For 5 With Sprint Car Challenge Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA- Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports did it again on Saturday night. Already with the first four wins of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour season under their belt, the team continued their winning streak as Sanders won on Saturday night to make it a perfect five for five in 2024 with the season.

“Petaluma Speedway isn’t a place that I have had a ton of success, so to grab a win on Saturday night shows what kind of zone our team is in,” Justin Sanders said. “It’s been a fun ride the last few weeks, and hopefully I can keep this momentum up as I head to the northwest for NARC Speedweek and into Dirt Cup.”

With 23 cars on hand on Saturday night, Sanders timed the Anrak/Thompson’s Family of Dealerships/North County Plastering backed No. 4SA in fastest in time trials, giving the team their fourth Sierra Foothills Winer Services Fast Time award of the season.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Sanders had his elbows up as he made a couple of nice moves to get into second. Looking for a win to earn the pole of the Dash, Sanders settled for second when the checkered flag flew.

Qualifying for the Dash based on his qualifying efforts, Sanders took the green flag from the outside of the second row after the redraw set the field. Finishing fourth, Sanders put himself in a great spot heading into the 35-lap feature event.

When the green flag was unfurled to the field, Sanders jumped into third where he ran for the first seven laps before second running Colby Copeland got upside down while in traffic.

Restarting in second, a lap later race leader Michael Faccinto had issues and it put Sanders in the top spot with 27 laps still to be ran.

Out in front, Sanders felt pressure initially from Andy Forsberg, but as he clicked off laps he was able to gap the field and set a torrid pace as he reached the back of the field.

A late red flag bunched the field back up, but Sanders continued to have his way with the SCCT field as he raced on to score his fifth win of the season with the series as he still remains the lone winner of 2024.

“Things went our way early in the ‘A’, and we got the lead quick,” Sanders said. “Out front, I knew we had a good car I just had to be mindful of what cars did in front of me when I got into traffic.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Anrak, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, North County Plastering, Triple X Race Co., Dale Miller Septic Inc., Smith Titanium, Frank’s Body Shop, Fisher Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, ADCO Custom Driveline and Exhaust, Hair by Lovleen, Factory Kahne Shocks, Vortex Wings, TJ Forged Wheels, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, and A.R.T. Speed Equipment for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 6, Wins- 5, Top-5’s-6, Top-10’s-6

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports will be idle for the next few weekends as Justin Sanders will turn his attention to NARC action.

 

 

Paul Nienhiser Completes Weekend Sweep

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the Midwest weather allowing Paul Nienhiser to finally get into a groove, the Chapin, IL driver currently has a three-race winning streak as he picked up two feature event wins over the weekend in the Scott Bonar owned No. 50 car.

“It was a great weekend for us,” Paul Nienhiser said. “Scotland County Speedway was a new track for me, but Scott Bonar had been there and had success quite a few years ago so we basically went into the race pretty green. After our last outing together, we swapped engines out and the Kinney Racing Engine we dropped in was great all night long.”

Lining up fourth in his heat race on Friday night, the Chapin, IL racer got off to a good start to his night as he worked into second aboard the Midland Performance/Heartland Trailer Mfg/Rockstar Wraps backed No. 50 car.

Earning a Dash spot, Nienhiser pulled the ‘one’ in the redraw and was able to wire the field and earn the pole for the feature event. Getting off to a good start in the feature, Nienhiser went to work on the razor thin cushion and paced himself as he ran in clean air.

Admittedly getting to complacent out front, Nienhiser left the door open for Miles Paulus, and he took advantage and dropped Nienhiser back to second. Going from hunted to hunter in the blink of an eye, Nienhiser gave chase, but the last 10-laps of the race were mired by stoppages.

The race’s final restart saw Nienhiser get a great job which allowed him to surge back into the race lead, and never look back as he went on to secure the win.

Sunday night, Nienhiser and company checked in at Adams County Speedway in Quincy, IL and entered the race with confidence from Friday’s win as well as having been victorious at the facility in 2023.

Drawing the front row starting position for his heat race, Nienhiser continued to show the same great speed he showcased on Friday night. Powering his way to the win, Nienhiser again was locked into the Dash where the three-pill put him in the second row of the event.

Racing his way to a second-place finish in the Dash, Nienhiser lined up on the front row of the feature event alongside Terry McCarl. Getting the jump when the race came to life, Nienhiser worked the low groove until the track changed and he worked up to the high side of the speedway.

A caution flag bunched the field back up for a restart, and a mistake on the restart saw Nienhiser slip back to second.

Running hard, Nienhiser was able to keep the leader in his sights, and when he bobbled late in the race he was in the position to pounce and take over the race lead.

Out in front, Nienhiser was not to be denied on this night, as he scored his third consecutive feature event win.

“Big thanks to Matt Kinney for having really strong engines,” Nienhiser said. “We had some engine woes last time out, but with this fresh bullet in those went away and we were really good all weekend. It is great to get two more wins, and I’m hoping we can keep it going this weekend when I get back in my PNR No. 9x.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Lubricants, Midland Performance Inc., MB Heating & Cooling Inc., Buffalo Wild Wings, T&K Tree Services, Morrow Brothers Ford Inc., American Rental Center, Signature Signs, The Auringer Family, Matt Bradshaw, Wessler Bros. Agency Inc., Haverfield Construction-Concrete, Dropped Mobile, Mason Sound, AB&C Moving, Maverick Corn Herbicide, Maxim Racing, Engler Machine and Tool, Rider Racing Engines, Simpson Race Products, and Super Shox for their support.

Nienhiser would also like to thank Heartland Trailer Manufacturing, Rockstar Wraps, Kinney Racing Engines, and Stronghurst Collision Center for their support of Scott Bonar’s No. 50 car.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins-5, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Nienhiser will be at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night for a weekly points show before travelling to Wilmot, WI on Saturday night with the IRA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Paul Nienhiser by following him on Twitter @Paul_Nienhiser or by clicking over to www.paulnienhiser.com.

 

 

Selinsgrove (again), Hagerstown next for PASS
06-12-2024

The final race in a two-week run of events at Selinsgrove Speedway and a special Fathers’ Day Weekend show at Hagerstown Speedway will give River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series competitors an opportunity for a double this weekend.

On Thursday, the IMCA/RaceSaver teams will join super late models for the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek show at Selinsgrove. This will be the final of four straight scheduled races at the sweeping Snyder County half-mile, and a strong field should be on hand to try and join hometown racer Ken Duke Jr. and first-time winner Dustin Young of Danville as winners during the series.

Then it’s on to Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland for Dad’s Night Out, where the PASS sprinters will be joined by wingless super sportsman cars and late model sportsman stocks. This race is a co-sanction with the Virginia Sprint Series and Laurel Highlands Sprint Series, so a large turnout of cars is expected.

The Selinsgrove race Thursday marks another opportunity for PASS teams to race alongside a traveling series, in this the super late models running Appalachian Mountain Speedweek. This will be the fifth race in the eight-event series, with Greg Satterlee having won two of the first three over an average of 36 cars per show.

PASS will run qualifying events and a 20-lap feature. Heading into this race, which will be the eighth run out of 14 from this year’s PASS schedule. Duke and Myerstown’s “Nitro” Nick Sweigart are tied for the early points lead, and all of the top ten drivers in points have indicated plans to compete.

Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, with racing at 7:00. Adult general admission will be $30 ($15 for students; kids under 12 free; senior and military discounts will be applied at the main gate ticket booth), and pit admission $40. PASS teams should check our team section for updates.

The Hagerstown race will be the first this year with PASS as a co-sanction, but two have been completed with VSS and LHSS sanction, and Virginian Jerald Harris and defending Pennsylvania State IMCA/RaceSaver Champion Timmy Bittner have taken the wins. Both of those races drew strong fields, so this one should be even larger, making the qualifying events certain crowd-pleasers and the feature likely packed with victory contenders.

Pit gates for Saturday will open at 4:30 p.m. and grandstands at 5:00, with hot laps scheduled to get underway at 7:00. Adult general admission is $20 and pit admission is $35.

On Saturday, June 22, the River Valley Builders PASS tour will return to Port Royal Speedway for a program also featuring 410 sprints and late models.

PASS is dedicated to the heritage of RaceSaver with stable and enforceable rules, consistent rules application and fair purse distribution paying 24th place one half of first place. Learn about our policy and how to support the series at pasprintseries.com and the heritage of RaceSaver at frenchgrimes.com. We're on social media at Facebook and X.

 

 

Hagar Scores Trio of Victories During Banner Weekend in Arkansas

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (June 12, 2024) - Derek Hagar enjoyed the best weekend of his season as he powered to a feature victory during all three races he started.

Hagar swept an ASCS Hurricane Area Super Sprints doubleheader in his car and he won a 305ci winged sprint car race in the McCord Farms No. 42.

"We got in a good car in Mr. McCord's car and had a good night on Friday, winning the heat race and the feature," he said. "We jumped back in our car and won the heat race and the feature as well. It made for a good night. To follow it back up on Saturday with another win made for a really good weekend."

The winning weekend began on Friday at Crowleys Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., where Hagar won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row in both a 360 and a 305 heat race. The feature redraw lined him up on the outside of the front row in the 360 main event.

"I got the jump on the start," he said. "We had a battle with Scotty Milan. I saw his nose on the first lap. Once I put away that I never felt a challenge, but watching the video he was staying with us until his misfortune. The track took rubber very early in the feature. I knew it was coming because the 305 race was first. I knew I needed to save my tires and pick my battles wisely with traffic and not get out of the rubber."

Hagar started on the pole in the 305 A Main.

"I had a good jump on the start and held on to win," he said. "Mr. McCord puts together a good race car. He does everything by himself and he gives us a winning race car every time we sit in the seat. I'd love to know his win count. I'm sure it's pretty high as long as he's been in the sport."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway, where Hagar hustled from sixth to second place in a heat race. He started fourth in the feature.

"We had a little issue on the start," he said. "There was a crash in front of us and we got ran over from behind. It ripped the left sideboard forward. It was hanging by the straps. The car wasn't handling as good as it should after that. Come to find out the left rear shock was bent. It was really making it hard to drive.

"We moved up to the front row for the restart. Brad Bowden got the jump, but I was able to pull up beside him entering turn one and edge into the lead off turn two. Then we had a battle with Dale Howard with a couple of slide jobs. Once I figured out how to drive the car to do what I needed to do I never felt a challenge after that."

Hagar plans to return to Riverside International Speedway this Saturday for the 6 th annual Greg Hodnett Memorial.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 7 - Crowleys Ridge Speedway in Paragould, Ark. (360 sprint car) - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (2).

June 7 - Crowleys Ridge Speedway in Paragould, Ark. (305 sprint car) - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

June 8 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 4 wins, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the 6 th annual Greg Hodnett Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Nutrien Ag Solutions

Nutrien Ag Solutions® is the retail division of Nutrien® Ltd., the world's largest crop inputs company. We provide full-acre solutions through a network of trusted crop consultants at more than 1,700 global locations. We help growers achieve the highest yields with the most sustainable solutions possible, offering a wide selection of products, including our proprietary brands: Loveland Products, Inc.®, Proven® Seed and Dyna-Gro® Seed. For more information, visit http://www.NutrienAgSolutions.com .

"Nutrien Ag Solutions is big into racing and a big sponsor for Jonathan Davenport," Hagar said. "It really came about through our powder coating business and it's turned into a good relationship. I always thought it'd be cool to have Nutrien Ag Solutions as a sponsor being here in Arkansas. I feel fortunate to be picked to carry their name on our race car."

Hagar would like to thank Nutrien Ag Solutions, Sonic of Dyersburg, Keith Jones Promotions, Boat Warehouse, West Tennessee Expediting, Inc., Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance Race Engines, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, AR Dyno Specialty, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Holds High Hopes Entering Fastest Five Days in Motorsports Week With NARC 410 Sprint Car Series

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (June 11, 2024) - Dominic Scelzi is heading north to begin arguably the busiest week of his season.

Scelzi will face five races in five days at five tracks in Oregon and Washington during the Fastest Five Days in Motorsports with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series.

"This is always a grueling week, but it's also a lot of fun," he said. "We've had some good runs at the tracks we are going to so hopefully we can be a contender each night this week."

It starts on Wednesday at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore. Additional races are Thursday at Douglas County Dirt Track in Roseburg, Ore.; Friday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.; Saturday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore.; and Sunday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

Scelzi won three races at Cottage Grove Speedway last season. He placed sixth at Southern Oregon Speedway, 12 th at Douglas County Dirt Track, third at Willamette Speedway and 15 th at Grays Harbor Raceway during the Fastest Five Days in Motorsports last year. Scelzi added a 10th-place result at Grays Harbor Raceway during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race.

"There were a couple of incidents last year that kept us from even better results," he said. "We have the car and team capable of being fast each night we unload. I'm hungry to capture that first 410 win of the season so this week presents a lot of great opportunities."

Scelzi logged his first laps of the season in the Northwest last Saturday when he piloted a sprint car for Willie Kahne at Skagit Speedway. He qualified 12 th quickest and won a heat race before advancing from eighth to sixth place in the main event.

"I want to thank Willie for the opportunity," he said. "It was great to get some laps at Skagit Speedway prior to the upcoming Dirt Cup. We improved throughout the night and nearly came away with a top five."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 8 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 6 (8).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 8 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, Ore.; Thursday at Douglas County Dirt Track in Roseburg, Ore.; Friday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.; Saturday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore.; and Sunday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., for the Fastest Five Days in Motorsports with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DominicScelziRacing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fuel Delivery Services, Inc.

Based in Stockton, Calif., Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., is a premier bulk transporter of refined petroleum products. For more information, visit http://www.FuelDeliveryServices.net .

"Mike with Fuel Delivery Services is a great guy who wants to see us do well and make it in racing," Scelzi said. "We really appreciate his support and look forward to the continued success with Fuel Delivery Services."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Sander Engineering, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Estenson Rallies for Top-10 Showing at Huset's Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (June 11, 2024) - Tim Estenson capped his weekend with a top-10 run on Sunday at Huset's Speedway.

The strong outing helped propel Estenson to fifth in the track's championship standings.

"We're all happy with the night," he said. "I think we're consistently inside the top 10 and we're fast enough to be in the top five or even podium. Right now we're happy with how it's going so far and I think we've found something that we all like, that will make our nights a lot easier."

Estenson qualified eighth quickest in his group to kick off the night before he won a heat race - his third victory of the season - to garner the 13 th starting position in the main event.

"We had a decent time in qualifying and then it makes it easy when you start on the front in the heat," he said. "Jack (Dover) got the car to rotate really nice for the feature. I couldn't be any happier with the car. We moved forward to 10 th and we learned something as a team. I think we're close to making a new base setup that will be good at the beginning of the night and then we can fine tune throughout the night."

Estenson's 10th-place result was his third top 10 of the season at the track and fifth overall this season.

The weekend started on Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., during the Don Mack Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Estenson qualified 12 th quickest and placed third in a heat race to lock into the 12 th starting position in the main event.

"The night started out good as we qualified decent," he said. "In the heat race we were able to finish where we started on a one-lane track. Unfortunately, we battled with a brake issue in the feature. I was only able to make about one lap and I pulled in. The way the track was it was unsafe without brakes and I didn't want to cause any harm so I decided to pull off."

Estenson was credited with a 23rd-place result.

This weekend's racing plan is up in the air on Friday and Saturday with Sunday at Huset's Speedway locked in.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 7 - River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 23 (12).

June 9 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 10 (13).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

X: https://twitter.com/estenson_tim

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100027702770390

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tim.estenson

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Backlund Plumbing

Backlund Plumbing started in Omaha, Neb., in 1932, and over the years has grown to be one of the largest and most respected plumbing companies in Nebraska. The business has a full staff of professional licensed plumbers and customer service representatives as well as a fleet of fully equipped residential and commercial plumbing trucks and a 10,000 square foot warehouse. The one thing that has stayed consistent is customer satisfaction. Backlund is known for honesty, quality and reliability, and is one of the few companies that still stands behind its work with a full "customer satisfaction guarantee." For more information, visit http://www.BacklundPlumbing.com .

"Chris Roseland and the team at Backlund Plumbing have been a long-time sponsor of Jack (Dover) and we're excited to have them also backing our team," Estenson said. "We're grateful for the support and are excited for a successful season together."

Estenson would like to thank Estenson Racing, Truline Logistics, Yamalube, Arai Helmets, JDP Electric, JDP Automation and Backlund Plumbing for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Rebound for Top 10s in North Dakota and Minnesota

Inside Line Promotions - OGILVIE, Minn. (June 11, 2024) - Big Game Motorsports garnered a pair of top-10 results last weekend.

While the team didn't score a top five on a racing weekend for the first time this season, the rebound on Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., during the Don Mack Classic was crucial as the team battles for its first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship.

David Gravel qualified 11 th quickest and placed third in a heat race to earn the 11 th starting position in the main event. He quickly gained a handful of positions to climb into the top 10 before disaster struck. Gravel was caught up in a multiple-car crash that resulted in a broken front end and damaged top and nose wings among other things.

The team scrambled in the pit area to repair the car and Gravel returned to the race at the back of the pack. He then hustled back into the top 10 and used a last-lap pass to secure a 10th-place result.

The team ventured to Ogilvie Raceway on Saturday for the Big 'O' Showdown. Gravel qualified seventh quickest and placed third in a heat race. He started the A Main on the inside of the fourth row and battled just outside the top five throughout the race before ending sixth.

Gravel has 23 top 10s in 27 World of Outlaws feature starts this season.

He holds a 10-point lead in the World of Outlaws championship standings entering a doubleheader this Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 7 - River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 10 (11).

June 8 - Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 6 (7).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 8 wins, 19 top fives, 24 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the Premier Chevy Dealers Clash with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

X: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com .

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

Dustin Young scores first victory 06-09-2024

Just over four years ago, Dustin Young – with no prior climbing experience – strapped on his hiking boots and set off to scale a mountain. He celebrated on the peak Saturday night.

The mountain in this case was the River Valley Builders PA Sprint Car Series, the boots were a driving uniform, and the mountain was the sweeping half-mile Selinsgrove Speedway.

Standing “up top” on the wing of his HPCI Construction/Earthwork Services/Key Trucking #24 sprinter in victory lane, Young waved the checkered and screamed out in victory at the end of Saturday’s 20-lap IMCA/RaceSaver feature, which he had led from start to finish. Mountain climbers everywhere would have understood.

The Danville resident began his racing career – no prior experience at all – at Selinsgrove little more than a week beyond exactly four years ago, and he failed to qualify for his first event, but improvement came quickly, and he was the 2020 PASS Rookie of the Year. Since then, he has become a regular contender, earning a runner-up finish (after losing the lead in traffic to Garrett Bard with four laps to go) at Port Royal two years ago, and battling in the lead pack at Selinsgrove last weekend before being sidelined by mechanical ills.

This time everything clicked.

Young finished second to “Nitro” Nick Sweigart of Myerstown in his heat race, then drew the pole position for the feature. He jumped out in front of fellow front-row starter Josh Spicer of Julian, with Sweigart taking his customary high line to advance from sixth starting position into third. With the post-heats redraw having consigned some front-runners back in the field, there was plenty of passing there, with Zach Rhodes of McVeytown advancing from tenth starting position to fourth in four laps. Young, meanwhile, was building a big lead over Spicer and Sweigart, prior to hitting lapped traffic just before the halfway point.

Young sliced through the traffic at first, but then Spicer and Sweigart began to narrow his lead. With five laps to go, everything changed: rookie Kolby Weaver of Everett, who had scored his first win in his heat race, got into the fourth-turn wall, while Tim Iulg of Bridgeton, N.J., battling in the top ten, stopped on the backstretch, and Eric Knopp of Danville had problems exiting the track at the pit entrance.

That set the stage for a no-traffic shootout, with Young’s restart the key, and he couldn’t have done it better. Capitalizing on a good jump, the winner pulled away from the field and was nearly four seconds in front by the checkered flag.

Spicer held off Sweigart for second, with Rhodes barely edging 2023 PASS Champion Logan Spahr of Lewisberry for fourth; their battle for position was almost enough to take fans’ eyes off the leaders.

Mike Melair of Warrington, Mike Alleman of Port Royal, Doug Dodson of Middletown, Ken Duke of Selinsgrove, and Timmy Bittner of Brush Creek completed the top ten.

Duke, who had won last Sunday’s Selinsgrove feature and is the leading active PASS driver in wins at his hometown track, set fast time in hot laps but encountered difficulties in his heat and started 20th in the feature. His drive through the field – up 11 positions – was a study in precision.

Despite that, he was not the W.C. Eshenaur & Son Hard Charger for the night. That went to Kenny Heffner of Watsontown, who started 25th after winning the B-Main and charged to a 12th-place finish.

Besides Kolby Weaver and Sweigart, Alleman and Rhodes captured heat wins over the 32-car field. All the heats were run caution-free. The B-Main was one of the night’s best races, Derek Swartz of Jersey Shore was holding onto the lead over Heffner when he slowed on lap six. That moved Heffner into first and Colton Hendershot of Camp Springs Md., to second, but Kasey Weaver of Everett slipped past Hendershot and into the final qualifying spot on the last lap.

Veteran Dave Graber of Boyertown took home the VP Racing Fuels Race Ready award after drawing the worst starting position pill for heat line-ups.

The race continued a two-week stretch of repeated Selinsgrove appearance for the River Valley Builders PASS tour (River Valley Builders is a Selinsgrove-based business), and the final race in that run will take place Thursday (June 13), when the sprinters run in support of the super late models, which will take to the track as part of Appalachian Mountain Super Late Model Speedweek. The tour then will continue to Hagerstown Speedway Saturday for a Fathers’ Day Weekend show.

PASS is dedicated to the heritage of RaceSaver with stable and enforceable rules, consistent rules application and fair purse distribution paying 24th place one half of first place. Learn about our policy and how to support the series at pasprintseries.com and the heritage of RaceSaver at frenchgrimes.com. We're on social media at Facebook and X.

Results from Selinsgrove Speedway, Saturday, June 8

HEAT 1 – 1. 5W-Kolby Weaver; 2. 19-Tim Iulg; 3. 36-Mike Melair; 4. 19-Kruz Kepner; 5. 80-Dave Wickham; 6. 47-Ben Miklos; 7. 48-Derek Swartz; 8. 87-Kyle Knopp.

HEAT 2 – 1. 46-Mike Alleman; 2. 71-Josh Spicer; 3. 21-Andrew Boyer; 4. 06K-Eric Knopp; 5. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 6. 85-Josh Beamer; 7. 97-Kenny Heffner; 9. 4W-Kasey Weaver (DNF).

HEAT 3 – 1. 31Z-Zach Rhodes; 2. 1M-Paul Moyer; 3. 69P-Landon Price; 4. 20-Doug Dodson; 5. 2-Erin Statler; 6. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 7. 461-Colton Hendershot; 8. 28R-Jason Roush.

HEAT 4 – 1. 89-Nick Sweigart; 2. 25-Dustin Young; 3. 5-Logan Spahr; 4. 01-Timmy Bittner; 5. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 6. 7-Drew Young; 7. 32A-Austin Greenland; 8. 51-Dave Graber.

B-MAIN – 1. 97-Kenny Heffner; 2. 4W-Kasey Weaver; 3. 461-Colton Hendershot; 4. 28R-Jason Roush; 5. 51-Dave Graber; 6. 32A-Austin Greenland; 7. 87-Kyle Knopp; 8. 48-Derek Swartz (DNF).

FEATURE – 1. 25-Dustin Young; 2. 71-Josh Spicer; 3. 89-Nick Sweigart; 4. 31Z-Zach Rhodes; 5. 5-Logan Spahr; 6. 36-Mike Melair; 7. 46-Mike Alleman; 8. 20-Doug Dodson; 9. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 10. 01-Timmy Bittner; 11. 69P-Logan Price; 12. 97-Kenny Heffner; 13. 19-Kruz Kepner; 14. 21-Andrew Boyer; 15. 7-Drew Young; 16. 1M-Paul Moyer; 17. 85-Josh Beamer; 18. 2-Erin Statler; 19. 1R-Christian Rumsey; 20. 80-Dave Wickham; 21. 61-Johnny Scarborough; 22. 47-Ben Miklos; 23. 4W-Kasey Weaver (DNF); 24. 19-Tim Iulg (DNF); 25. 5W-Kolby Weaver (DNF); 26. 06K-Eric Knopp. DNQ – 461-Colton Hendershot; 28R-Jason Roush; 51-Dave Graber; 32A-Austin Greenland; 87-Kyle Knopp; 48-Derek Swartz.

 

 

Antioch Speedway caps busy stretch for SCCT this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Antioch, CA…The Contra Costa County Fairgrounds based Antioch Speedway will be the destination for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour this Saturday night.

The June 15th event at the “Action Track by the Delta” marks the sixth race of the season for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and its only Antioch appearance in 2024. It’s also the final outing for the SCCT 360s prior to getting ready for Western Speedweek in mid-July.

“We look forward to bringing the Sprint Car Challenge Tour back to Antioch Speedway on Saturday,” commented SCCT President Scott Russell. “They’ve done a fantastic job giving the place a total facelift in recent years and it should be a great night of racing this weekend.”

So far this season it has been all about Justin Sanders and car owner Dale Miller, who have captured all five races up to this point. With commitments up North however, Sanders will not be in action, which opens the door for a new winner on Saturday.

El Cajon youngster Braden Chiaramonte will be the de facto point leader heading into Antioch Speedway. The driver of the Tiner-Hirst Ent. No. 94TH has put together some impressive moments this year and now looks to add a SCCT victory to his resume.

Reigning Placerville Speedway champion Michael Faccinto is another top-five point driver that will look for a big win at Antioch Speedway on Saturday. The Hanford driver sits just four markers behind Chiaramonte in the SCCT standings.

Veterans Andy Forsberg of Auburn and Sean Becker from Roseville are sure to be contenders at Antioch Speedway as well. Both competitors finished among the top-five last Saturday in Petaluma and now have their eyes on the trophy this weekend.

Additional possibilities on Saturday include Livermore’s Travis Labat, Clayton’s Joey Ancona, Dunnigan’s Luke Hayes, Sacramento’s Austin Wood, Cotati’s Jake Haulot and more.

All cars that have competed at each SCCT event are also eligible for the $500 Shop Kyle Larson Bonus if they win at Antioch on Saturday. If they can do so, it will make for a $3,000 total payday. Standard nightly payouts with the tour continue to be $2,500-to-win and $400-to-start the 24-car main event.

Former SCCT winners at Antioch Speedway include Visalia’s Cory Eliason, Chico’s Jonathan Allard and most recently Fremont’s Shane Golobic.

Tickets and Details:

Grandstand seating is general admission this Saturday June 15th at Antioch Speedway. 𝗧𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 can be purchased at the gate.

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front gate opening at 4pm. The pit meeting will be held at 4:30pm with cars on track at 5. Hot laps, Sierra Foothills Wine Services qualifying and racing will follow.

The event will follow the standard SCCT muffler rule, which is either the Large Flowmaster or Large Spintech Muffler as described in the rulebook.

For those who can’t make it to the track CaliDirt.TV provides live coverage of every Sprint Car Challenge Tour event. The service also covers every championship point race at Placerville Speedway. Fans can purchase through a cost savings monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

The Antioch Speedway is located on the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds at the corner of 10th and L Streets in Antioch, California. The physical address is 1201 W. 10th Street Antioch, CA 94509. The track is located just a little over an hour from the capital city of Sacramento. More info can be found at www.antiochspeedway.com

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Hoosier Racing Tires, CaliDirt.TV, Shop Kyle Larson, Pit Stop USA, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, D&D Roofing, Sierra Foothills Wine Services, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Pacific Highway Rentals and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or office@sprintcarchallengetour.com

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour 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 X/Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

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Upcoming Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour events

Saturday June 15: Antioch Speedway

Monday July 15: Cottage Grove Speedway (Western Sprint Tour-SCCT Speedweek Opener)
Tuesday July 16: Coos Bay Speedway
Wednesday July 17: Douglas County Dirt Track in Roseburg, Oregon
Thursday July 18: Yreka Speedway
Friday July 19: Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico (11th annual Tyler Wolf Memorial)
Saturday July 20: Placerville Speedway (Speedweek Finale)

 

 

42ND ANNUAL OHIO SPRINT SPEEDWEEK HEADS TO SHARON ON WEDNESDAY; RUSH SPRINTS ALSO IN ACTION

 June 10, 2024

By Mike Leone

(Hartford, OH)...The 42nd annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek is set to make a stop at Sharon Speedway this Wednesday (June 12). The FAST on Dirt Series will feature the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars presented by Bala Management for $5,000 to-win along with the non-wing Billy's Garage RUSH Sprint Cars for $800 to-win on Diehl Automotive Night. Warm-ups are slated for 6:30 p.m. followed by qualifying and racing.

Ohio Speedweek will feature nine straight nights of racing with Sharon being stop number six on the grueling swing through the Buckeye State. A $12,000 points fund is on the line with $5,000 to the champion; $2,500 for second, $2,000 for third, $1,500 for fourth, and $1,000 for fifth.

Wednesday's $5,000 to-win, $500 to-start event will mark the first appearance by the FAST Series at Sharon in nearly five years. The last time FAST visited the Hartford, Ohio oval was August 18, 2019 when local Sye Lynch fended off the invaders. In 2018, Cap Henry scored the FAST-sanctioned victory. After three nights of racing, the average Speedweek car count has been 50! Tickets and camping for all events are available at the following link: https://sharonspeedway.simpletix.com.

After a five-year absence, Ohio Speedweek returned to Sharon in 2010 as hall of famer Tim Shaffer was victorious. In 2011, it was hometown favorite Dale Blaney winning the Sharon leg of Speedweek over a 45-car field. In 2012, in a stunning turn of events, local racer Brandon Matus came out victorious for his first career win with both the All Stars and at Sharon as 43 cars were on hand. The 2013 and 2014 events fell victim to Mother Nature.

In 2015, Dale Blaney won his second Speedweek race in three events at Sharon. Bryan Clauson topped a 51-car field in 2016 winning his first career All Star race before tragically losing his life in a racing accident later in the summer. In 2017, Kyle Larson scored a popular win over a big field of 48 cars. Larson's bid for two straight Sharon Speedweek wins failed when Christopher Bell made a late race pass to win in 2018 with 48 cars on hand. The 2019 Speedweek show was rained. In 2020, the "Lou Blaney Memorial" and Justin Snyder's "Salute to the Troops" events fell under Speedweek due to the COVID-19 pandemic as Cale Conley and Larson were victorious. Danny Dietrich won his first career Sharon race in 2021 topping a huge 53-car field. NASCAR Cup racer, Christopher Bell, won his second Sharon Ohio Speedweek race in 2022. Last year's event was rained out.

Speedweek always brings a diverse field of competitors from all over the Northeast and Midwest, Australia, and beyond. Central Pa's Danny Dietrich is looking to win another Sharon Speedweek race on Wednesday. Zane DeVault is the current FAST points leader. The average car count since Speedweek returned to Sharon in 2010 has been nearly 45 cars per event!

Sharon has completed two "410" Sprint Car events thus far in 2024. David Gravel topped a 45-car field for his first career Sharon win on May 18 in the first of two visits by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars. Then on June 1, Ryan Smith won the Western PA Speedweek event for the second time in four years as 46 cars were hand!

The Billy's Garage RUSH Sprint Cars will round out the two-division Sprint Car program on Wednesday night racing for $800 to-win, $160 to-start in their first of eight visits. The RUSH Sprints are in their seventh year of racing and have averaged 22 cars per night the last two seasons at Sharon. The RUSH Sprints have completed 30 events all-time at Sharon with 12 different winners. Chad Ruhlman, a five-time $5,000 Sunbelt Rentals Weekly Series Champion, leads the list with 14 victories; however, Ruhlman will be taking 2024 off as veteran Late Model and UMP racer Brent Rhebergen steps into the Tim Engles-owned #68. Billy's Garage is in its first season of sponsoring the RUSH Sprints at Sharon and is owned by RUSH racer Billy Myers. Billy's son Blaze has two RUSH Sprint Car victories at Sharon and will drive for 2020 championship car owner, Ted Hull, in 2024.

Summit Racing Equipment will present the hard charger award to the RUSH Sprint Car division. The driver that passes the most cars in the feature will receive a $100 Summit gift card. In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will be the driver that finished highest in the feature.

There is no Sharon registration fee. One-way driver radios are mandatory; channel 454.000. AMB/MyLaps transponders are required; rentals available for $25. If you have yet to register for the 2023 season, please bring the registration form with you completed https://www.sharonspeedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=899241

Fans can not only experience viewing from the frontstretch and backstretch grandstands, but also from the infield fan zone, which includes concessions and restrooms. Sharon is the only track in the area to have viewing from the unique infield perspective. There will be times throughout the night when fans can cross on the frontstretch back and forth.

Pit passes will go on sale at 4 p.m. with grandstands at 5. Sprint Car motor heat is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. followed by warmups, Sprint Car qualifying and racing.

Reserved and general admission tickets for those 14 and over is $25. Patio seating upgrades are just $10 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be reserved online https://sharonspeedway.simpletix.com/. Children under 14 and parking are always FREE. Pit passes are $35. Tickets will be available at the gates on race day. A camping permit is $25 and must be reserved through the above ticket link. As a reminder, stadium seats, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds will make their second appearance of the season on Saturday, June 15 and will be joined by the Billy's Garage RUSH Sprint Cars, Gibson Insurance Agency Pro Stocks, and the Whelen Econo Mods. Race time is 7 p.m.

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

 

 

Eleventh Annual Illinois SPEEDWeek Approaches for POWRi National Midget League

Belleville, IL. (6/4/24) One of the most highly anticipated event weeks for the POWRi National Midget League is rapidly approaching with the Eleventh Annual Illinois SPEEDWeek from June 13-16, with four nights of open-wheel action throughout the Land of Lincoln ultimately culminating in the crowning of a week-long league champion.

Starting on Thursday, June 13th the POWRi National Midget League invades Coles County Speedway to kick-start the week of Illinois action as the National Midget League then travels to the ‘baddest bullring’ of Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, June 14th.

Then in the penultimate event, the POWRi National Midget’s Illinois SPEEDWeek visits Mighty Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 15th before wrapping up the week of racing with the POWRi Illinois Speedweek Champion crowned at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, June 16th.

Thursday, June 13 – Coles County Speedway

POWRi National Midget League | 11th Annual Illinois SPEEDWeek Night One

Pits Open – 4:00 PM

Drivers Registration – 3:30-5:30 PM

Drivers Meeting – 6:00 PM

Hot Laps – 6:30 PM

Racing to Follow

www.colescountyspeedway.com | 10743 E County Rd 900 N Matoon, IL | (314)412-8489

Additional event information including support divisions is available at https://www.myracepass.com/events/496374.

Friday, June 14 – Jacksonville Speedway

POWRi National Midget League | 11th Annual Illinois SPEEDWeek Night Two

Pits Open – 4:00 PM

Drivers Registration – 3:30-5:30 PM

Drivers Meeting – 5:45 PM

Hot Laps – 6:15 PM

Racing to Follow

www.jacksonvillespeedway.com | 110 N Westgate Ave Jacksonville, IL | (217)371-3653

Additional event information including support divisions is available at https://www.myracepass.com/events/496377.

Saturday, June 15 – Macon Speedway

POWRi National Midget League | 11th Annual Illinois SPEEDWeek Night Three

Pits Open – 3:00 PM

Drivers Registration – 3:00-5:00 PM

Drivers Meeting – 5:30 PM

Hot Laps – 6:00 PM

Racing to Follow

www.maconracing.com | 205 N Wiles St Macon, IL | (314)267-4944

Additional event information including support divisions is available at https://www.myracepass.com/events/496380.

Sunday, June 16 – Lincoln Speedway

POWRi National Midget League | 11th Annual Illinois SPEEDWeek Championship Night

Pits Open – 3:00 PM

Drivers Registration – 3:00-5:00 PM

Drivers Meeting – 5:30 PM

Hot Laps – 6:00 PM

Racing to Follow



www.lincolnspeedwayil.com | 1408 Short 11th St Lincoln, IL

Additional event information including support divisions is available at https://www.myracepass.com/events/496383.

All POWRi participants must be POWRi licensed members to receive benefits which include POWRi Member Participant Accident Insurance, annual point fund money, and contingency awards. POWRi Memberships are available online at https://www.myracepass.com/sanctions/1011/registrations/6909.

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

 

 

Starks Posts Two Triumphs at Skagit Speedway to Achieve Rare Mark

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (June 10, 2024) - Trey Starks picked up a pair of feature victories at Skagit Speedway last Saturday to accomplish a rare feat.

Starks drove his car to a win in the 360ci winged sprint car main event and he piloted a sportsman sprint car owned by Doug Rutz to Victory Lane, giving him a triumph in each of the three winged sprint car divisions at the track this season. Starks became the first driver to do that at Skagit Speedway in at least a decade.

"It's cool to be able to win two classes in one night because you don't get that opportunity very often," he said. "And to win in three divisions in a year is cool. I'm thankful to be able to run all three divisions in one year. I always like racing with Doug so I'm thankful he gave me a call. He always puts good equipment out there so I knew we were going to have a shot to win."

Starks continued his dominance at the track during his first weekend off from 410ci winged sprint car competition in the last five weeks. He made his third start of the season in his 360 sprint and the second at Skagit Speedway, where he set quick time during qualifying before advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race to move into the feature redraw.

"The car felt good," he said. "We drew the No. 3 so I was happy with that. I got into second on the second lap, but the caution came out so we were back in third for the restart. We got into second on the third or fourth lap. We had a caution with four or five laps down and then we get the lead a lap or two after that. From there we had one caution and I got a good restart. I felt good in traffic. That's the best I've felt there in a long time and we had the car where it needed to be."

The victory increased his lead in the 360 championship standings to 40 points.

Starks was just as quick in the sportsman division as he timed in third quickest and won a heat race. He maneuvered from third to win the feature.

"I got the lead around 10 laps in and searched around the track through traffic," he said. "I tried to make smart decisions. The speed difference is notable, but traffic kind of plays the same way. Doug gave me a good car and we made the right decisions so it was nice to get a victory."

Starks plans on racing this Saturday at Skagit Speedway before tackling a NARC 410 Sprint Car Series race at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Sunday.

"I'm excited NARC is having these races through the Northwest this week, but it's tough to take that many days in a row off work so we're only able to race this weekend," he said. "We've run well with NARC the last couple of years so we're looking forward to this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 8 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 1 (3).

June 8 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. (Sportsman sprint car) - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 7 wins, 10 top fives, 10 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., and Sunday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.StarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Mallett Excited to Tackle ASCS National Tour Speedweek With Brandon Anderson Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - GREENBRIAR, Ark. (June 10, 2024) - Jordon Mallett is eager to attack the challenge of the ASCS National Tour Speedweek featuring four races in five days.

The action begins for Mallett, who will drive for Brandon Anderson Motorsports, on Tuesday at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark. The remaining races are Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Friday at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla.; and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla.

"We have a mid-week show on Tuesday and then we have a three-day weekend so it's nothing out of the ordinary," Mallett said. "We want to unload a good race car at all four places on four different nights. Hopefully we time in good and put ourselves in a good position each night."

Mallett doesn't have a ton of laps at any of the tracks on this week's schedule. He last competed at Texarkana 67 Speedway in May 2013 when he produced an eighth-place result. He placed third at Creek County Speedway last year. Mallett has one career start at Arrowhead Speedway, where he finished eighth last year. Saturday will mark his debut at Tri-State Speedway.

"I know they are going to prepare a great race car and we'll have great equipment to do our job," he said. "The rest of it things have to go our way. When you're on the road and racing against the best 360 drivers around things have to fall in your favor. I feel good about what we have and about the speed the first weekend out. We have some things we wanted to refine and I think we've worked on those."

Mallett posted results of ninth and fourth, respectively, during his first two starts with Brandon Anderson Motorsports.

"I think we're looking for consistency all week," he said. "We had a good first weekend together and I'm looking to improve on that."

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark.; Thursday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; Friday at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla.; and Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla., with the ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

X: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red River Rack Co.

Red River Rack Company, which is based in Gainesville, Texas, provides storage solutions to large and small tire dealers alike, providing single tier storage to rack supported catwalk systems nationwide and fabricating of the highest quality IBC compliant staircase and many other system components.

"We partnered with Red River Rack Company a few years ago," Mallett said. "They've been family friends for years so we're pleased to have them on board."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Captures First Career Top 10 With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (June 10, 2024) - Kaleb Johnson recorded his career-best World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series result last Saturday when he earned his first career top 10 with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

The 10th-place result at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., followed a night when he faded late in the World of Outlaws feature at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., to finish 11 th after a last-lap pass knocked him out of the top 10.

"I felt like the speed was there on Friday, but little mistakes cost me here and there," he said. "When you're racing with the Outlaws and you make a mistake, there goes three cars by you. To rebound and get a top 10 on Saturday was a huge confidence booster."

Johnson was strong from the start as he qualified 13 th quickest both nights. He advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race to make the dash at River Cities Speedway. A fourth-place finish in the dash lined him up on the outside of the second row in the Don Mack Classic main event.

"I felt like the first 10 to 15 laps went pretty well," he said. "I fell to fifth and I passed Donny (Schatz) for fourth at one time. I was trying to avoid the rut going into turn one and it sent the car up to the top of the track one time. That let three or four cars by. I made a couple of mistakes after that and before I knew it I was 11 th coming to the checkered flag. It was a good learning experience since that was our first time there, but I wish we could have been a few spots better."

Johnson placed fifth in his heat race at Ogilvie Raceway. He capped the night by driving from 13 th to 10 th in the Big 'O' Showdown feature.

"I didn't qualify the greatest and it was really tough to pass in the heat race," he said. "They reworked the track for the feature. The main thing was keeping my nose clean. There was a big melee and getting through that was big. The fast lane was around the top and there wasn't much passing. It was good to get experience running closer to the front. We were definitely happy with a top 10."

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Huset's Speedway, where Johnson qualified third quickest in his group. He gained a position to place second in a heat race, advancing him into the feature redraw. Johnson pulled the No. 3 to line up on the inside of the second row in the main event.

"I ran third most of the race," he said. "The mud cover came off and packed the right rear wheel full of mud. It was chattering so bad I thought we had an engine problem. The last few laps I was trying to hang on to just finish the race. It was a little disappointing because I felt we had a second or third-place car. After what happened, to salvage an eighth-place result was good."

Johnson was credited with an eighth-place result. He increased his lead in the Huset's Speedway championship standings to 38 points.

Johnson plans to race this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, driving a 360ci winged sprint car for Dennis Gainey before returning to Huset's Speedway on Sunday.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 7 - River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 11 (4).

June 8 - Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 10 (13).

June 9 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 8 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.kalebjohnsonracing.com/

X: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KalebJohnsonRacing22

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hepfner Racing Products

Hepfner Racing Products offers a large variety of items for virtually every form of motorsports. HRP is proud to design, manufacture, package, and ship all of their products from their Hartford, Wis., facility. For more information, visit http://www.hrpracing.com/ .

"We've been running HRP wings for the last few years and we're also buying other products from them," Johnson said. "They treat us really well and I wouldn't use any other wing."

Johnson would like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, Inc., Folkens Brothers Trucking, Blondie Motorsports, Construction Products & Consultants, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Cressman Sanitation, State Bank of Fairmont, AB Custom Construction, Specialized Caulking Sealants, The Minnesota Mafia, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan Home Loans, The Ron Weber Team, David Kramer Drywall, Big Al's Diecast, Heartland Properties, Dave's Lawn Care & Landscaping, TL Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, TJ Forged Wheels, Howe Motorsports, Moyle Racing Engines, FID Media, Team DGRD and Hefty Seed Company for their continued support.


 

Final BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals Presented by MENARDS Tune-Up Race This Sunday at Huset's Speedway During Goodin Company Night

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (June 10, 2024) - This Sunday marks the final weekly program at Huset's Speedway prior to one of sprint car racing's crown jewel events the following week.

The high-banked oval hosts Goodin Company Night this weekend featuring the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series.

It will serve as the last opportunity for sprint car drivers to tune up prior to the BillionAuto.com Huset's High Bank Nationals presented by MENARDS, which features the $100,000-to-win Huset's Hustle June 19-20 followed by the final two nights of the $250,000-to-win Huset's High Bank Nationals June 21-22. The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will be part of all four nights.

There has been a different feature winner in all five Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars main events contested this season with Tyler Drueke, Tim Kaeding, Anthony Macri, Austin McCarl and Daison Pursley scoring victories.

Entering this Sunday's event, Kaleb Johnson leads the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars championship standings at the track by 38 points over Justin Henderson with Christopher Thram (41 points back) ranking third.

J.J. Zebell stands atop the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks standings by three points over Zach Olivier. Cory Yeigh is four points behind Zebell.

Brady Donnohue took over the points lead in the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series standings last weekend by eight points over Dusty Ballenger. Koby Werkmeister and Shayle Bade are tied for third - a dozen points behind Donnohue.

The main gates open at 5 p.m. with racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m. this Sunday.

Adult tickets are $20 at the gate or $17 if purchased in advance. Tickets for students 13-years-old to 18-years-old are $10 at the gate or $8 in advance. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

2024 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars :

Tyler Drueke- 1(May 19); Tim Kaeding - 1 (May 27); Anthony Macri - 1 (June 2); Austin McCarl - 1 (June 9); and Daison Pursley - 1 (May 26)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Zach Olivier - 2 (May 27 and June 9); Cory Yeigh - 2(May 26 and June 2); and Brylee Gough - 1(May 19)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series:

Dusty Ballenger- 1(May 19); Monty Ferriera - 1 (May 27); Zach Patterson - 1 (June 9); Andrew Sullivan - 1 (June 2); and Cole Vanderheiden - 1 (May 26)

UP NEXT -

Sunday for Goodin Company Night featuring the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

X: http://www.twitter.com/HusetsSpeedway

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

 

Schatz pads impressive stat card with double top-fives; Knoxville Raceway weekend on deck
ByTyler Altmeyer
Jun 10, 2024

2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 3rd | 3746 (-40)

Date: Friday, June 7th
Event: World of Outlaws Don Mack Classic
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish: 3rd (2nd)

Date: Saturday, June 8th
Event: World of Outlaws ‘Big O’ Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish: 4th (9th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 10, 2024) – A weekend close to home is always a good weekend for ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, eventually concluding his two-race sweep through North Dakota and Minnesota with back-to-back top-fives, opening competition with a third-place performance at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, June 7.

Schatz, ace of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier, VP Racing Fuels & Tub ‘O Towels, No. 15 sprint car, started second on Friday’s Don Mack Classic grid, fading spots initially before battling back to the podium.

Impressive enough, the River Cities podium was the 23rd of Donny Schatz’ illustrious Outlaw career, accomplished in just 32 attempts.

“I was just too tight from the word go,” Schatz acknowledged. “The only shot I had really was on the restart trying to get around Gio on the outside and then obviously traffic. I don’t know what happened in traffic there. We lost a bunch of spots. I went in, got under someone, and I guess I got freight trained for a little bit, but I was able to make some spots back up.”

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing raced on to finish fourth the following evening at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 8, commencing main event action from ninth on the grid. Digging himself out of a hole early, Schatz was forced to start ninth in his respective heat race, as well, doing so after an ignition issue during qualifying time trials. He battled ahead to finish third.

Schatz’ eventual top-five outcome bumped his season total to 13 in 27 World of Outlaws starts. The Fargo, North Dakota, native remains third in the current World of Outlaws championship standings.

ON DECK:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with two days at the Sprint Car Capital of the World – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – on Friday and Saturday, June 14-15. The two-day blockbuster will give teams one last chance to test before the coveted Knoxville Nationals later this summer.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier, VP Racing Fuels & Tub ‘O Towels

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

Donny Schatz:
Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz
X: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz
Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
X: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg
2024 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
Races: 27
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 13
Top-10s: 24


 


Zearfoss with big weekend in North Dakota and Minnesota; Knoxville Raceway double begins Friday
ByTyler Altmeyer
Jun 10, 2024

JONESTOWN, Pa. (June 10, 2024) – The long haul to North Dakota and Minnesota certainly paid off for Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing, recording results no worse than 11th in his two-day campaign, padding the entire weekend slate with a ninth-place performance at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, June 7.

Buried early, it was an impressive outcome for the Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native, commencing a forward charge from 21st on the grid – the result of a Last Chance Showdown victory.

As mentioned, Zearfoss, ace of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, Berkebile Oil Company, No. 3Z sprint car, finished no worse than 11th in his two-day trek through the northern states, eventually concluding action with the aforementioned result at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 8. The “Jonestown Jet” started sixth on Saturday’s grid, opening the “Big O” Showdown with a heat race triumph.

“We’re pleased with how our weekend went, and great timing, too, with a big weekend at Knoxville Raceway ahead. Any momentum is great momentum and we’re ready to get some laps in at the Sprint Car Capital of the World,” Zearfoss noted. “Hats off to this entire team. It can be really demanding out here on the road, but the endless amount of support that we receive from back home makes everything that much easier. We’re excited to keep this June train moving.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with two days at the Sprint Car Capital of the World – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – on Friday and Saturday, June 14-15. The two-day blockbuster will give teams one last chance to test before the coveted Knoxville Nationals later this summer.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and CSI Shocks.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Stats:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 8

2024 WORLD OF OUTLAWS HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked off 2024 World of Outlaws season with DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia Speedway Park (February 7-10); finished 18th, 19th, 13th, and 16th, respectively. Finished tenth at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Saturday, March 16. Climbed from 22nd to eighth at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, March 30 – earned KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished tenth at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 5. Finished ninth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday, April 12. Finished seventh in #LetsRaceTwo finale at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, May 4. Finished ninth at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, May 18. Finished tenth at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday, May 25. Finished ninth from 21st at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, June 7.

 

Thiel perfect at Angell Park; Major Ohio Sprint Speedweek slate before next IRA start at Wilmot
ByTyler Altmeyer
Jun 10, 2024

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (June 10, 2024) – “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel was all but perfect in his Sunday night visit to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, concluding the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series-sanctioned Norm Nelson Classic with a triumph, as well as a $4,000 payday. Adding to the stat sheet, Thiel’s performance was wire-to-wire, leading all 30 circuits from the pole position after securing the spot with a dash victory.

For Thiel, ace of the Team 73, Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, Lift Pro, Schmidts Landscaping, Complete Water, Iron Buffalo Saloon, No. 73 sprint car, the IRA triumph was his second of the year, nailing down his first in an early season visit to Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 4.

With IRA Outlaw Sprint Series competition on hiatus until Saturday, June 15 (returning to Wilmot Raceway for the Father’s Day Spectacular), Big Wheel and Team 73 will utilize the open week and hit the road, setting aim on a four-race Ohio Sprint Speedweek slate through the Buckeye State June 11-14.

“Overall, a great night for Team 73 at Angell Park. Things didn’t start out as well as we wanted them to, but to come back and win the dash and main event is pretty special. We made some changes and had ourselves a rocket,” Thiel said. “Hats off to the track crew for giving us a great surface to race on…smooth, wide and racy. It couldn’t have been much better. The plan now is to head to Ohio and see what we can do with FAST On Dirt in Ohio Sprint Speedweek. We have some obvious momentum on our side. It’s up to us to put it to work.”

ON DECK:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2024 campaign with a four-race FAST On Dirt Ohio Sprint Speedweek slate on June 11-14. The team will visit Hilltop Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway, and Millstream Speedway in consecutive fashion. Thiel’s week will conclude with an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series start at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, June 15.

2024 STATISTICS:
Wins: 2
Top-Fives: 4
Top-Tens: 5

SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned first victory of the season in an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series start at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 4. Finished fourth during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series action at Sycamore Speedway in Sycamore, Illinois, on Saturday, May 11. Finished tenth with World of Outlaws in Beaver Dam Raceway’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on Friday, May 31. Won IRA main event at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on Sunday, June 9.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 would like to thank all of their partners: Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, Lift Pro, Schmidts Landscaping, Complete Water, Iron Buffalo Saloon, GRP Motorsports, Lake Home Retreats, Elliott Family, Diamond Pools, Hepfner Racing Products, Triple X Chassis, Keizer Wheels, Behling Racing Equipment, Winters Performance Products.

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE:
High Limit Sprint Car Series: www.floracing.com.
IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com.
World of Outlaws: www.dirtvision.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Brown consistent in I-70’s Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race; Eagle, Knoxville headline major week

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (June 10, 2024) – It was certainly a “Home Game” for Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing, and the home dirt advantage certainly paid off, eventually concluding I-70 Speedway’s two-day Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race with back-to-back top-tens, highlighting the weekend with a top-five in the High Limit opener. Brown, who headquarters his race team in nearby Grain Valley, Missouri, had a mere 15 minute jaunt to the Odessa facility; an incredibly short distance considering much of his Midwest and Mid-Atlantic campaign.

As noted, Brown’s weekend concluded with back-to-back top-tens, opening High Limit Racing competition with a fourth-place score on Friday, June 7, racing on to finish ninth in the weekend’s $26,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 8. Padding Brown’s stat card is an impressive preliminary effort in Friday’s opener, not only setting the fastest qualifying time of the night, but ultimately winning the evening’s dash; he started on the pole later that evening.

“Overall, a great effort by this entire Casey’s | FVP team at I-70 Speedway. Nothing like racing for that kind of money just 15 minutes from home. We were privileged to have a lot of friends and family there to support us, so that only added to the hype,” Brown, ace of the Casey’s, FVP, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, Ditzfeld Transfer, No. 21 sprint car, expressed. “Friday started out well with setting quick time in qualifying. We were able to win the dash, but I think starting on the inside may have hurt us some on the initial start. Still proud to hang on to finish fourth. Saturday, we were just very, very tight early on but managed to battle back to secure another top-ten.

“High Limit Racing boasts a pretty incredible field at every event, so to have the weekend that we did says a lot” Brown added. “Chad, Justin, Devin, Lath…these guys did a phenomenal job all weekend long in making sure our Casey’s | FVP No. 21 was fast. They love what they do and I appreciate their effort.”

ON DECK: Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with High Limit Racing’s $55,555-to-win Bikini Zone Eagle Nationals at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska, on Tuesday, June 11, followed by a two-day World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series clash at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, June 14-15.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, Ditzfeld Transfer, Hawk Hunting, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Everlast Welders, Walker Performance Filtration, System One, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.

2024 BBR STATISTICS: Wins: N/A Top-Fives: 5 Top-Tens: 12

2024 HIGHLIGHTS: Opened 2024 campaign with fourth and seventh-place finishes against World of Outlaws at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals) on February 7-8. Finished eighth in the Jason Johnson Classic (World of Outlaws) at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 6. Finished ninth at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 20 (High Limit Racing). Finished fifth in High Limit Racing start at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday, May 10. Finished second in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, May 11. Finished seventh at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 18. Finished eighth and fifth in two-day Knoxville Raceway visit on Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1. Recorded back-to-back top-tens in I-70’s Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race; fourth and ninth. Finished ninth in John Trone Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 24. Finished fourth and ninth in High Limit Racing’s Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, June 7-8.

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BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series at www.floracing.com

 

Randall impressive with High Limit at I-70; Eagle and Knoxville pad major week
ByTyler Altmeyer
Jun 10, 2024

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (June 10, 2024) – Despite a frustrating end to their weekend, flipping hard at Knoxville Raceway due to incidental contact with another wrecked competitor, Chase Randall and TKS Motorsports put it all together one night prior at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Missouri, concluding the evening’s Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race opener with not only a podium finish, but a career-best High Limit Racing result.

Randall, ace of Troy Renfro’s Albaugh – Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, No. 2KS sprint car, finished third in his podium outcome, leading the first 19 circuits before losing command to eventual winner, Corey Day. As noted, the end result was the best of Randall’s career with High Limit Racing, kicking off the evening program with the third-fastest qualifying time.

Before the incident at Knoxville, the Waco, Texas, native was on pace for another stout conclusion, launching the evening with the quickest qualifying time, racing on to finish fifth in his respective heat race.

“That was a scary incident at Knoxville on Saturday. Chase’s health and safety is always our number one priority and we’ll never take that lightly,” Troy Renfro stated. “We’re already well on our way in getting things set and back together, so we’ll turn our focus to Eagle Raceway tomorrow and Knoxville this weekend. We’ve been recording some great results and we’re confident we can do big things this week. We have a lot to be proud of so far this year, so we’ll put that momentum to good use.”

ON DECK:
TKS Motorsports and Chase Randall will continue their 2024 campaign with High Limit Racing’s $55,555-to-win Bikini Zone Eagle Nationals at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska, on Tuesday, June 11, followed by a two-day World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series clash at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, June 14-15.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Online: www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series online: www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at: www.dirtvision.com
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at: www.floracing.com

2024 STATS AND HIGHLIGHTS:

STATS:
Wins: 3
Top-Fives: 9
Top-Tens: 13

HIGHLIGHTS:
Rallied from 24th to finish sixth with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 5; earned KSE Hard Charger Award for his efforts. Rallied from 16th to tenth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 13. Earned 360 Sprint Car victory in Knoxville Raceway’s 71st Season Opener on Saturday, May 4. Finished fifth in the 410 Sprint Car division at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 4. Finished fourth in POWRi Outlaw 410 start at Lee County Speedway on Friday, May 17. Finished eighth (410) and second (360) in Knoxville Raceway double duty start on Saturday, May 18. Chase Randall earned his first Knoxville Raceway 410 sprint victory on Saturday, May 25. Finished second in Knoxville’s 360 sprint car main event on Saturday, May 25. Finished second at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, on Monday, May 27. Earned second Knoxville Raceway 410 sprint car victory on Saturday, June 1. Fished third in High Limit Racing’s Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race preliminary on Friday, June 7 – best High Limit finish of his career (to date).

SPECIAL THANKS:
Albaugh – Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Serenity Custom Woodworking, Bush’s Chicken, Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery, EZ Print, Norwalk Small Engines, Flying A Motorsports, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Quick Car, Schnee-Lawson Chassis, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Loss to continue PA Speedweek prep with return visit to Lincoln June 15
ByTyler Altmeyer
Jun 10, 2024

HANOVER, Pa. (June 10, 2024) – It was another sound effort in the Pigeon Hills for “The Boss” JJ Loss and JKL Racing, and although the 17-year-old ace out of nearby Hanover was unable to repeat the same level of success as the weekend prior, progress was still made, finishing 12th in the evening’s main event after finishing third during heat race competition.

Loss, ace of his family-owned Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC, Capitol Renegade, No. 67 sprint car, will return to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 15, not only working hard to pad the stat book, but ultimately prep for Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek.

As tradition has it, Lincoln Speedway will host a pair of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek dates in 2024, and as an added bonus, they will award a combined $35,000-to-win. In addition, Loss will compete in Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek dates at BAPS Motor Speedway, Hagerstown Speedway, and Grandview Speedway.

“Restarts were giving us a little bit of a headache on Saturday, but overall, I think we’re making progress. It all comes down to lap time,” Loss said. “We have a few weekends left before Speedweek gets going. There’s a lot of money on the line at Lincoln that week and we want to be in a position to contend for a nice chunk of that.”

ON DECK:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a return visit to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 15.

SPECIAL THANKS:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC, Capitol Renegade

Product Support: Radical Race Gear, Competition Suspension Inc, Journey Transport, CR Helmet Graphics, Keizer Racing Wheels, Smith Titanium, Diversified Machine (DMI), DMY Performance, Moose Blocks, Randy’s Electrical

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Those seeking marketing opportunities with JJ Loss and JKL Racing can do so by contacting the team directly at jklracing67@gmail.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow JKL Racing online, as well as on social media:
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Cory Eliason’s June slate set to continue at Eagle and Knoxville
ByTyler Altmeyer
Jun 10, 2024

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 10, 2024) – It was a hard-fought weekend in the Show-Me State for Cory Eliason and Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR), and although the Knoxville, Iowa-based outfit just missed the top-ten in each of the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race programs at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Missouri, there were plenty of shining moments, one of which a six spot jump in the weekend opener to finish 12th.

Eliason, driver of Brian and Lisa Ridge’s Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, No. 8 sprint car, raced on to finish 14th in the weekend’s $26,000-to-win finale, this time advancing two spots from the outside of row eight.

A busy June slate means little turnaround time for Eliason and RSR, as the team will be back in action tomorrow evening, June 11, for a $55,555 potential at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska. The week will continue with a two-day World of Outlaws battle at the Sprint Car Capital of the World – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – on Friday and Saturday, June 14-15.

“Not a bad weekend at I-70. I don’t think our results speak for our progress, but we don’t have a lot of time to dwell,” Eliason said. “We have another busy week ahead. A lot of money is on the line tomorrow night at Eagle Raceway, plus we have a doubleheader at Knoxville. That will serve as an important test session for the Nationals later this summer.”

ON DECK:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason [No. 8] will continue their 2024 campaign with High Limit Racing’s $55,555-to-win Bikini Zone Eagle Nationals at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska, on Tuesday, June 11, followed by a two-day World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series clash at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, June 14-15.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS:
Highlighted “Battle at the Bay” at East Bay Raceway Park with 19th-place finish on Monday, February 12. Finished ninth (HL) at Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, Georgia, on Thursday, February 22. Finished ninth in Volusia Speedway Park’s Bike Week Jamboree (WoO) on Monday, March 4. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, March 22. Earned first victory of the season at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, March 24. Finished sixth from 15th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Finished tenth at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, April 13. Finished tenth at Southern Oklahoma Speedway and Salina Highbanks Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20. Finished seventh in back-to-back High Limit Racing starts at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, and Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11. Finished fourth in Kokomo Speedway’s High Limit Racing Midweek Money Series event on Monday, May 13. Finished second at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, May 19. Finished fourth in John Trone Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 24. Finished 12th in $75,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, May 26. Finished sixth at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Friday, May 31.

Stats:
Wins: 1
Top-Fives: 5
Top-Tens: 15

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, Xpress Laundry, American Table, Rasmusson Service Center, Folkens Brothers Trucking, The P.O. Box, and The Bargain Barn.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
X: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch High Limit Racing online at www.floracing.com.

 

Reutzel rolls to another 360 triumph at Knoxville Raceway; Big money slate on deck
ByTyler Altmeyer
Jun 10, 2024

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 10, 2024) – Another evening at the Sprint Car Capital of the World resulted in another double top-five for “A-Aron” Aaron Reutzel and Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR), not only finishing fourth in the program’s 410 sprint car segment, but racing on to claim victory during 360 action. The triumph, accomplished from the inside of row two, was the 12th of Reutzel’s 360 career at Knoxville Raceway, securing the Clute, Texas, native a $2,000 payday in the process.

Reutzel, ace of Brian and Lisa Ridge’s Folkens Brothers Trucking, Don Long & STC, B And L Holdings, No. 87 sprint car, took command of the non-stop 18-lap contest on the second circuit, hitting the back of the field as early as lap nine. Suffice it to say, Reutzel maneuvered well.

“It’s always crazy, the lapped traffic with the 360’s,” Reutzel explained. “It seems like we catch them a lot faster, and they’re usually all racing. It makes for a lot of fun. It definitely gets interesting at times. Our car was pretty good tonight. We were off a little early, but it got better and better on the long run. This is the motor (Moyle) we won the 360 Nationals with (2022). It hasn’t finished worse than second. This might be the last night on it before being freshened. It has a hell of a track record.”

As noted, Reutzel finished fourth in the evening’s 410 sprint car program. The Texan started seventh on the main event grid, kicking off preliminary competition with the ninth-fastest qualifying time, racing on to finish second in his respective heat race.

Reutzel’s 360 preliminary effort included the fastest qualifying time of the night, soon followed by a fifth-place finish during heat race competition. A-Aron’s eventual victory bumped his season total to six.

ON DECK:
Tentatively, Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel [No. 87] will continue their 2024 campaign with High Limit Racing’s $55,555-to-win Bikini Zone Eagle Nationals at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska, on Tuesday, June 11, followed by a two-day World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series clash at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, June 14-15.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned a King of the 360s preliminary victory at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday, February 14; finished fifth in the $10,000-to-win finale (February 16). Finished fifth from 22nd (Hard Charger Award) in World of Outlaws visit to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Friday, March 15. Finished third in World of Outlaws start at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on Saturday, March 23. Rallied from 19th to finish eighth (WoO) at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 13. Earned second victory of 2024 in Knoxville Raceway’s season opener on Saturday, May 4. Finished fourth during High Limit Racing start at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday, May 10. Won 360 Sprint Car main event at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 11. Finished 3rd in 410 Sprint Car main event at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 11. Earned POWRi Outlaw 410 victory at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 17. Finished second at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 18. Earned victory (360) and runner-up finish (410) at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 25. Finished second during 360 competition at Knoxville Raceway on Friday, May 31. Finished fourth during 410 competition at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, June 1. Earned back-to-back top-fives at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, June 8; fourth during 410 action and first during 360 action.

Stats:
Wins: 6
Top-Fives: 16
Top-Tens: 18

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Folkens Brothers Trucking, Don Long & STC, B And L Holdings, American Table, Commercial Edge, Rasmusson Service Center, The P.O. Box, and Bargain Barn.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
X: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch Knoxville Raceway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

 

 

The 52nd Annual Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup , June 20-22 Preview

Alger, WA – The 52nd Annual Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup is just around the corner, on June 20-22, and it is shaping up to be another great year!

Dirt Cup is one of the highest-paying races on the West Coast, offering $62,000 to the winner plus $500 for every lap lead, $300 for 2nd-place laps, and $200 for 3rd-place laps. The three grueling days of racing feature the NARC King of the West 410 Sprint Cars and the Northwest Focus Midgets. We are expecting another exciting car count this year, featuring drivers from all over the West Coast and Canada.

Last year was dominated by Justin Sanders, who took home the $62,000 plus an additional $20,000 for leading all 40 laps of the A-Main ($500 for each lap lead). Sanders was challenged by Dominic Scelzi early and Zeb Wise late in the race, but the California native never wavered from the point. Corey Day swept the preliminary night features and wound-up finishing third on the final night.

Leading up to the 52nd Annual Jim Raper Memorial Super Dirt Cup is the Fastest Five Days in Motorsports, five races in five days all leading up to Dirt Cup. The event kicks off at Southern Oregon Speedway on June 12 before heading to Douglas County Dirtrack on June 13, Cottage Grove Speedway on June 14, Willamette Speedway on June 15, and ending at Grays Harbor Raceway on June 16. All the action can be caught live on FloRacing, including all three nights of Dirt Cup.

Besides the phenomenal racing, Dirt Cup week features plenty of activities for the fans to enjoy!

First, on Wednesday, June 19, leading up to the on-track action, is the 2024 Super Dirt Cup Charity Golf Tournament at Avalon Golf Links. It’s a shot-gun start with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the NARC Benevolent Fund and the Rayce Rudeen Foundation.

Then, on Wednesday evening join us for the Dirt Cup Kick-off Party at the Railroad Pub & Pizza. The party runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and features great food and beverages, a chance to meet some of your favorite Sprint Car and Midget drivers, and music from the Chris Eger band.

Rounding out the excitement, we invite fans to the track for the Fan Fest Party on Saturday, June 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet some of the drivers for one last time before they hop behind their fire-breathing 410 Sprint Cars or Midgets.

Remember to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat

@skagitspeedway so you don’t miss anything. We want to see how you’re spending Dirt Cup week, tag us on social media using #DirtCup!

Will Call opens at 3:00 pm

Gates Open at 5:00 pm

Hot Laps at 6:00 pm

Racing starts at 7:00 pm
Tickets are available online at (https://skagitspeedway.showare.com/

 

 

LOGAN WILLIAMS HEADS TO KEVIN HARVICK’S KERN COUNTY RACEWAY AFTER IMPRESSIVE SALUTE TO INDY

(Ontario, CA, June 7, 2024) One thing the big dogs in the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series do not need is another competitor to challenge their supremacy. In the case of third generation driver Logan Williams, that is just what he is doing. After an impressive fourth place finish in the Salute to Indy at Perris two weeks ago, the Yorba Linda, California driver will make his inaugural appearance at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway in the Golden Empire Clash this Saturday night.

Through the first four races of the 2024 campaign, Williams finished in the top 10 each time. That kept him in the top 5 in series points until the April 27th race when drive train issues sent him to the pit area early with the 22nd place finish. Pushing that setback aside, the youngest of the three racing Williams brothers went on a tear at the Salute to Indy. The race turned out to be what was arguably the best of his young career. In the latest edition of the prestigious race, a race his Hall of Fame father, Rip Williams, earned his first ever sprint car win at in 1983, and that his older brothers have subsequently won, Williams led most of the way in the event at Perris Auto Speedway on May 25th before eventually finishing fourth.

After qualifying fifth fastest on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval, Williams placed third in his 10-lap heat race. For the main, he started on the outside of the front row. He rocketed into the lead on the fourth circuit and set the pace for the next 17 laps. That may sound simple, but it was nothing like that. He was challenged hard and fought tooth and nail with some of the best traditional sprint car drivers California and Arizona have to offer. In the end, he slipped back to fourth and stated that the finish was “hard to swallow.”

Williams’ time of 18.387 was the fastest lap of any driver in the 30-lapper.

The finish was Williams’ best of the 2024 campaign and goes along with a fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth and 22nd. It also pushed him into a tie for fifth with his brother Austin in the USAC/CRA championship standings. In an interesting scenario, while they are tied for fifth, their older sibling, Cody, is one position behind.

Williams will be flying solo for the Flowdynamics team on Saturday at Kern. Riverside, California’s Matt McCarthy will rejoin teammate Williams when the series returns to Perris on June 22nd. McCarthy gave the Flowdynamics team a tough, one-two punch on the night at the Salute to Indy. In his best qualifying effort of the season, the father of two sizzled the track with a lap of 16.492. That was the second fastest time of the night.

In the heat race, which pitted McCarthy and Williams against each other, McCarthy came from sixth to finish second, one spot ahead of his Flowdynamics partner. In a rarity, the two teammates had the fastest laps in the race, turning in identical 17.388 times. McCarthy did it on lap 10, and Williams did it four laps earlier on the sixth go-around.

McCarthy’s prowess in both qualifying and the heat placed him in the fifth starting spot for the main. The friendly driver was fast over the first two laps, but a tangle with another car in turn one on lap three brought out the race's first yellow flag. A quick trip to the work area and the pretty #28M was back on the track for the restart.

Unfortunately, McCarthy’s time on the track did not last long. He slowed and pulled to a stop on lap 15 and retired for the night. Officially, he ended up 12th.

Even though he is not racing for points in 2024 and has only contested the four races at Perris thus far, McCarthy is tied for 18th in the USAC/CRA standings.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s Kern race are $25.00. Juniors 6-12 get in for $10.00. Children 5 and under are free. The track is located at 13500 Raceway Boulevard, Interstate 5, and S Enos Lane in Bakersfield. The website is https://www.kernraceway.com/ and the office phone is (661) 835-1264.

Whenever you get the chance to meet the Flowdynamics drivers in person, be sure to visit them in the pits. They will be glad to sign your autographs, and each of them will have their fine-looking team shirts available.

If you or your company would like to be a part of one of the West Coast’s most prominent sprint car teams in the 2024 season, please contact John McCarthy at 909 930-5522 or mailto:john@flodyinc.com.

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., PurgePlugs.com, Cal Therm Mechanical Insulators, JFK Design Build, So Cal Racing Fuel, and Full Throttle Lift.

Matt McCarthy 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th B Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

4/27/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

5/25/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 12th A Main

Logan Williams 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 5th A Main

3/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

4/6/24 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 9th A Main

4/27/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

5/25/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

 

 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE WAS SPRINT CAR CHALLENGE TOUR HARD CHARGER AT PLACERVILLE

(El Cajon, CA, June 5, 2024) One of the sure things in West Coast Sprint Car racing is the fact that teenage sensation Braden Chiaramonte is not afraid to pass cars. Last Friday, at the Dave Bradway Jr Memorial opening night at the Placerville Speedway, the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour rookie demonstrated that by passing more cars in the main event than any other driver. Stuck back in 21st to start the 35-lap main, he raced under the checkered flag in 13th place. This Saturday night, he makes his first appearance at the Petaluma Speedway when the SCCT visits town.

A stout 40-car field converged on the famous high-banked red clay quarter-mile oval for round five of the 2024 SCCT season. For El Cajon, California-based Chiaramonte, the series rookie point leader, who was wheeling the Tiner/Hirst Slade Precision Shocks/Larry Davis Farms/System 1 Pro Ignition #94TH, it was his second showing at the track this year. The first appearance came three weeks earlier when he placed second in the regular Placerville 360 main event. That finish came just 24 hours after a third-place finish at another iconic California track, the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico.

Chiaramonte qualified with 19 other cars in group A. His best lap, an 11.142, was 13th in the group and 25th fastest of the 40 winged cars on hand. That placed him on the inside of the fourth row of the first 10-lap heat race on the freshly watered track. He needed to place in the top five to earn a ticket directly to the A main. However, passing was at a premium at that time of the night. Only four cars, including Chiaramonte, advanced their position in the race, and all of them only moved up one spot. His sixth place finish left him one position shy of going straight into the main.

Starting third in the B main, Chiaramonte initially was running fourth. Staying dedicated to the high side of the 59-year-old track, he started flying on lap four and began picking off cars. Eventually getting up to second, he was dramatically closing on the leader who had a full straightaway advantage at one point. Coming off turn four with two laps to go, a lapped car spun to a stop directly in front of the young driver. With cat-like reflexes, Chiaramonte hit the brakes and steered to the inside. His car gained traction, the front wheels shot into the air, and he wheelied past the stopped car in spectacular fashion.

With three laps to go, Chiaramonte restarted the B main in second. Going into turn three, he used a textbook slide job to take the lead and impressively led the final three laps, earning himself a ticket into the A main.

To say Chiaramonte was starting deep in the main event field was an understatement. He was on the inside of the next to last row for the 35-lapper! Early on, he momentarily slipped back to 23rd. The young driver skillfully avoided the chaos that saw yellow and red flags in the main and methodically moved his way forward. By races end, his impressive performance saw him go all the way forward to 13th. While he officially passed eight cars as the PitStopUSA.com Hard Charger, being back to 23rd at one point means he raced past 10 other cars.

The finish kept Chiaramonte in the sixth position in the SCCT championship chase heading into this week's race at the Petaluma.

Keeping up with the team’s crazy schedule, Chiaramonte hopped on a flight home to El Cajon early Saturday morning. As soon as he got home, the team jumped into the rig with the family-owned #73B and drove 195 miles to the Ultimate Sprint Car Race presented by Inland Rigging at the Ventura Raceway.

Unfortunately, the long trek to Ventura did not have a happy ending. After starting and finishing third in his heat, Chiaramonte started 10th in the main event. However, entering the first corner on lap two, something broke, and he went hard into the crash wall. While the young driver was uninjured, the car sustained substantial damage, and he was out for the night.

Fans who wish to see Chiaramonte in action at Petaluma on Saturday can find the track on the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds at 100 Fairgrounds Drive in Petaluma. Spectator gates open at 4:00 PM. Practice will be at 5:00, and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00. Adult tickets are $25. For seniors 65 and over and the military, it is $22.00. Juniors 12-15 and kids 6-11 are $10.00. Children 5 and under are free.

Chiaramonte flew to North Carolina two weeks ago to drive for his cousin, 2020 NASCAR Truck Champion and current Xfinity Series driver Sheldon Creed, at the famous Millbridge Speedway. Shoeing Creed’s 600 Micro for only his second time at the track, he qualified second quickest in his group on Monday. He went from fourth to second in his heat before getting clobbered and having the injection knocked off the car. Despite that, he still finished fourth. In the night's main, he started and finished 16th.

Twenty-four hours later, at Millbridge, Chiaramonte qualified 4th in Group B. He started on the outside of the front row for his heat race and picked up the checkered flag for the victory. In that night’s main event, he started third. At one point in the race, he drove up to the second-place. In the end, he ended up fifth. His performances on the two nights drew a lot of attention from other drivers, fans in attendance and thousands of others worldwide watching live on DirtVision.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made his racing efforts possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, OCC Motorsports, Hyper Racing, Chop Design, Adams Motors, Hacienda Casa Blanca Fine Mexican Dining, Evil Plus Injection, King Racing Products, Tiner/Hirst, and Keizer Wheels. If you would like to be a partner with one of America’s fastest-rising racing stars, please contact Daniel Chiaramonte via email at mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or by calling (619) 988-7563.

Braden Chiaramonte’s 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 1st A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

3/30/24 Adobe Mountain Speedway Non-Wing 600 Outlaw Micro 1st A Main

4/6/24 Stockton Dirt Track Sprint Car Challenge Tour 14th A Main

4/19/24 Lemoore Jet Bowl Non-Wing Outlaw Micro 7th A Main

4/20/24 Merced Speedway Sprint Car Challenge Tour 15th A Main

4/27/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

5/11/24 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5/12/24 Placerville Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5/18/24 Marysville Raceway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5/21/24 Millbridge Speedway 600cc Non Wing Micros 16th A Main

5/22/24 Millbridge Speedway 600cc Non Wing Micros 5th A Main

5/25/24 Marysville Raceway Sprint Car Challenge Tour 13th A Main

5/31/24 Placerville Speedway Sprint Car Challenge Tour 13th A Main

6/1/24 Ventura Raceway Ultimate Sprint Car Series 21st A Main

 

 

Tri City Raceway Park Introduces New Sunday Thunder Line-up

(Franklin, PA June 5, 2024): Tri City Raceway Park will debut its new line-up for regular, Sunday Thunder programs on June 9. The RUSH Sprint Cars will take over the slot formerly occupied by the Mini Stocks and they will inherit the sponsorship of 4 Your Car Connection. “We regret dropping the Mini Stocks, which have been a part of the program for several seasons at the track,” said new owner Josh Shiffer. “But, we are confident that the RUSH Sprint Cars will become a welcome addition to our card. The RUSH Sprints have been very competitive in their special appearances, and the competitors are responding favorably to the new opportunity that this will afford. We look for growth and excitement with this change, and we thank 4 Your Car Connection for its understanding and continued commitment to Tri City Raceway Park.”

Fans will now enjoy two Sprint Car divisions in the Sunday Thunder programs. Tri City Raceway Park will be the only track in the Western Pennsylvania region presenting two Sprint Car classes on a regular basis. The Krill Recycling 410 Sprint Cars will still be the backbone of those programs. Those winged warriors bring high speed adventure to Tri City Raceway Park. The RUSH Sprint Cars are similar in many respects, but there are two critical differences. One is that the cars have no wings, so the driving styles employed are quite different. The other is that all cars are equipped with sealed General Motors powerplants, so the cars are evenly matched when it comes to the engine compartments.

Bob Felmlee and A.J. Flick have taken victories in the Krill Recycling ranks already this season and they will be looking to build upon their successes. Come out to see whether veteran Gale Ruth, Jr. and youngster Blaze Myers will do double duty, as they both have 410 and RUSH Sprints at their disposal.

The 21st Century Energy Group 358 Modifieds will be back, of course, and Chad Reitz will try for his third win of the season! Steve Slater has a pair of seconds to his credit, so you know that he will try his best to unseat Reitz.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks will complete the program, offering fans some exciting action. Chris Schneider has a pair of wins and Tim Bish has one. Will either of them repeat, or will we see a new winner?

The action will start at 6 p.m. Practice for the RUSH Sprints only will be held at 5:15. Pit gates will open at 2 p.m. and spectator admission will start at 4 p.m.

The ticket prices for this event will be just $15 for adults. Seniors (ages 62 and up), military, and students (ages 11 to 16) will be admitted for $13, all with proper I.D. The children (ages 10 and under) will be free, as always. The Pit Passes will be $35, except for the children under two years of age. They will be allowed into the Pits with their parents or guardians for just $15. The divisional sponsors of Tri City Raceway Park for 2024 are: Krill Recycling, LLC (410 Sprint Cars), 21st Century Energy Group (358 Modifieds), Hovis Auto and Truck Supply (Pro Stocks), and 4 Your Car Connection (RUSH Sprint Cars).

All competitors at Tri City Raceway Park will be eligible for the Marsh Heating and Cooling Heat Race Challenge. The driver that wins the most heat races over the course of the season, regardless of the class, will receive a special award.

Other marketing partners of Tri City Raceway Park for 2024 include: Erie Beer, Wab-Tec (manufacturer of locomotive engines), Schaeffer Lubricants, Keystone Transit (school buses), Blue Ox Timbers (buyers of timber and timber land managment), Constable Refuse (residential and commercial garbage collectors), First Rate Realty (real estate sales), Landscape Connection (portable toilets and landscape supplies), KEI-Klapec Express Inc. (trucking company), BKI-Bert Klapec Inc. (excavation and demolition), Shambaugh Towing, Gibson Hill Automotive (auto repair), McCandless Ford Sales (located in Mercer and Meadville), McCandless Trailer Sales (located in Mercer and Meadville), Big Dog RC (remote controlled cars and race track), McGregor Excavating, Les Frickshun Lubricants (lubricants and undercoating), Bish Heating and Cooling, Wet Hose LLC (pressure washing), Heffern Septic Service, Tionesta Builders Supply (located in Tionesta and Shippenville), UCIP-United Community Independence Program (housing and services for the handicapped), Close Racing Supply, Billy's Garage and Towing, Oakland-Rampart Equipment (makers of centrifugal dryers, wash systems, and separators).

Remember that you will need to check the Facebook page, Tri City Raceway Park, for current information. The former website is not updated and will soon be replaced. Tri-City Raceway Park is located just a few miles north of Franklin, PA, at 3430 State Route 417 in Oakland Township. Professional auto racing will be presented in a family friendly atmosphere most Sunday evenings from May through Labor Day weekend.

 

 

SMALL SEASON, BIG RESULTS

ALTHOUGH their 2023-24 season campaign turned out to be a limited one, the Bohud Racing team and their driver Michael Stewart look back at the season in 410 Sprintcars with a lot of satisfaction.

The Bohud Racing team contested a total of 13 race meetings during the season, which saw Michael Stewart run 12 of them and fill-in driver William Lucas run the other, and it saw the NS # 14 ARRMA Australia / Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares supported Triple X car finish on the feature-race podium on six occasions.

When it comes to season highlights for the Bohud Racing team, Michael Stewart picked up two feature-race wins – Dubbo Speedway and Canberra’s ACT Speedway – ran second in the NSW Title behind Lachlan McHugh and finished second in the final point standings of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship at Toowoomba Speedway. Looking over the season’s performances for Stewart, he finished inside the top-five on nine occasions out of the 12 race meetings he contested, which was particularly impressive considering the limited amount of race meetings he ran compared to many of his main rivals who ran well over 20 race meetings.

Stewart was rapt to have picked up the win on home soil at ACT Speedway, where Sprintcars returned to the Canberra region for the first time in nearly 30 years, and he was very pleased to have bounced back from his previous meeting disappointment at Sydney International Speedway, when he crashed out while leading, to finish second behind Jock Goodyer in last season’s season finale at Sydney International Speedway.

One of the strong points for the Bohud Racing team was their consistency throughout the night, and it saw Stewart win a total of five heat races and five minor podium finishes in heat races during the season, which earned him good starting feature-race positions. In the return to action at Sydney International Speedway in March, Michael had one of his most disappointing qualifying performances, where he started the feature race from position 18 and then went on to charge his way through the field in impressive fashion to narrowly finishing just off the podium in fourth behind Jordyn Brazier.

Another season highlight for the Bohud Racing team occurred in January of this year at Nowra Speedway while regular team driver Michael Stewart was away competing over in America at the Chili Bowl Nationals and William Lucas filled in for the team. With only a handful of race meetings in a 410 Sprintcar to his name, Lucas well and truly exceeded expectations to be a standout performer on the night and he went on to finish second in the feature race. Earlier in the night, he scored the opening heat race win, which was the first ever win for Lucas in 410 Sprintcars.

Despite their being more highs than lows during the season, apart from having the feature-race win at Sydney International Speedway in April slip through his fingers, the Bohud Racing team had a challenging debut at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway in Victoria for

the two nights of the Australian Championship. Heading into one of the biggest 410 Sprintcar events on the season calendar having not driven the Bohud Racing team car in nearly two months, Stewart struggled, but he and the team fought on and went on to finish the second and final night with a top-10 finish in the B main after they had transferred out of the C main.

With the 2023-24 season now at an end, the Bohud Racing team and Stewart are now turning their attention to getting ready for their 2024-25 season campaign.

QUICK 2023-24 SEASON STATS

Feature Races

1st: x 2

2nd: x 3 (Stewart x 2 and Lucas x 1)

3rd: x 1

Top 5s: x 4

Heat Races

1st: x 6 (Stewart x 5 and Lucas x 1)

2nd: x 4 (Stewart x 3 and Lucas x 1)

3rd: x 2

If you haven't already, be sure to grab your Bohud Racing / Michael Stewart merchandise, which is currently at a discounted rate of 30%, via our merchandise store: www.bohudracing.com.au .

The Bohud Racing team is proudly supported by the following 2023-24 season sponsors:

• ARRMA Australia

• Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares

• Hills Truck Sales Wollongong

• Inland Petroleum

• Sloanebuilt

• Suttons Trucks Arncliffe

• AEI Insurance Broking Group

• Highside Track Apparel

• KRE Race Engines

• B&B Graphics

To find out more about Bohud Racing and their racing activities, LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Bohud Racing.

 

 

SEASON IN REVIEW: Keens Race Team

FOR the Keens Race Team, their 2023-24 season was an up and down sort of campaign in Limited Sprintcars, and although there were hard times, they never stopped trying and were on occasions rewarded for their persistence.

Leading the charge for the Keens Race Team throughout the season was Michael Keen, who managed to record a total of six feature-race wins aboard his # 95 Boyanup Cellars / Keens Truck Driver Training supported car, which included his fourth King of Wings event victory in a row at the Perth Motorplex, an emotion-charged Krikke Boys Shootout win at the Perth Motorplex and recently taking out two of the four rounds on his way to victory in the end-of-season Pilbara Speedweek Series.

Although Michael Keen had six feature-race wins to his name, he quite possibly could have doubled that figure, which saw him in winning positions only to have a range of misfortune, such as a range of mechanical issues, deny him of adding to his season winning tally. It was also this misfortune that prevented Michael of a better chance to challenge for the season long Western Australian Limited Sprintcar Series, where he went on to finish third in the final point standings.

Later in the season, Michael was joined out on track representing the Keens Race Team by his older brother Daniel Keen, who contested a total of nine race meetings in the Limited Sprintcar ranks, but he was still able to well and truly hold his own in the # 94 Boyanup Cellars / Keens Truck Driver Training supported car.

The highlights for the season for Daniel was when he was able to finish second in two feature races behind his brother, and they occurred in the Krikke Boys Shootout and the second Pilbara Speedweek Series round at Port Hedland Speedway. Like his brother, Daniel had misfortune on occasions that robbed him of being able to achieve better results.

“It has certainly been a challenging season for the whole team, but I’m very proud of them for always being there through thick and thin, as that’s what you do in speedway racing, you never give up and keep persisting,” commented Keens Race Team owner John Keen.

“Despite the misfortune, Michael showed outstanding pace all season long, and although he started the season late Daniel got going as well with some strong results, and I can’t thank all of our team sponsors, along with the boys’ nan and pop (Kaye and Paul) enough for helping the team out a few times with spare engines during the season, for all of their wonderful support.”

In typical Keens Race Team fashion, they are already counting down the days before the commencement of the 2024-25 season in October.

“It was very encouraging for our team to finish what has been a challenging season on a strong note during the four nights of the Pilbara Speedweek, and it has made us even more determined to work hard during the off season in readiness for the new season,” concluded John Keen.

SEASON QUICK STATS

Michael Keen

Feature Races

1st: x 6

2nd: x 1

3rd: x 1

Heat Races

1st: x 13

2nd: x 7

3rd: x 6

Daniel Keen

Feature Races

1st: x 0

2nd: x 2

3rd: x 2

Heat Races

1st: x 3

2nd: x 0

3rd: x 2

The Keens Race Team would like to thank their 2023-24 season supporters:

· Boyanup Cellars

· Keens Truck Driver Training

· Higg Built Race Engines

· D&R Machining

· Southwest Auto Detailing

· Donnybrook Panel Beaters

· Holly & Wick

· CB Graphix

To find out more about Keens Race Team, LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Keens Race Team

 

 

BRODY ROA SETS HIS SIGHTS ON THE GOLDEN EMPIRE CLASH THIS SATURDAY AT KERN

(Cypress, CA, June 5, 2024) Fresh off a relaxing vacation with his wife and daughters at the river, Brody Roa returns to action this Saturday night when the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series makes an appearance at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway for the Golden Empire Clash. It will be Roa's first USAC/CRA appearance at the track since a win on April 29, 2023. The grandstands will open at 5:00 PM, hot laps will start at 6:00, and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00.

Refreshed after the family vacation, Roa will be back in Jayson May’s #8M sprint car. Two weeks ago, he steered the same car from a 9th place starting position to a podium finish when he took third at Perris Auto Speedway. Roa and May have already been to the track located adjacent to Interstate 5 one time this year. That came one month ago when the Ultimate Sprint Car Series, presented by Inland Rigging, visited the track for the first time. Fresh off a win in the inaugural USCS race across town at the Bakersfield Speedway two weeks prior, Roa qualified 10th fastest on the night and won his heat race from the second row. That established him as one of the favorites for the main event. However, before the main, Mother Nature attacked the track with two heavy rain showers that forced cancelation of the 30-lapper.

Dating back to 2021, Roa has been to Kern eight times. His busiest year at the track came in 2021 when he appeared there four times. Of the four, he won two open comp races and finished second and seventh in a pair of USAC/CRA shows. That should have been three wins and a second. He had a commanding lead in the first USAC/CRA race with five laps to go. However, the main featured a plethora of yellow flags, and that bit Roa when he ran out of fuel. He had to restart at the back and clawed his way forward to seventh in the final five laps.

The veteran Garden Grove, California driver only made one appearance at the track in 2022. That was for a USAC West Coast 360 race, where he finished 17th. Like earlier this season, in 2023, Roa’s first appearance at the track was wiped out by rain. He then came back at the end of April for the fourth win of his USAC/CRA championship season.

Saturday will be Roa’s ninth race of 2024. So far, he has recorded two wins, a third, a fourth, and an eighth. On two occasions, he did not start the main. At Cocopah on March 23rd, a broken drive shaft before his heat race knocked him out for the night. A couple of weeks later, when he was making his seasonal debut for May at the Mohave Valley Raceway, his steering wheel came off while qualifying. That sent him hard into the tractor tires that keep cars from entering the pits ending his night. The other race was the aforementioned rainout at Kern last month.

After this week’s race at Kern, Roa has a date with the USCS at one of his best tracks, the Santa Maria Speedway. It will be the grand reopening of the track that first began operation 60 years ago in 1964. One week later, it will be on to the USAC/CRA race at Perris Auto Speedway.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s race are $25.00. Juniors 6-12 get in for $10.00. Children 5 and under are free. The track is located at 13500 Raceway Boulevard, Interstate 5, and S Enos Lane in Bakersfield. The website is https://www.kernraceway.com/ and the office phone is (661) 835-1264.

The May Motorsports entry is sponsored by Winfield’s Racing Engines, RDM Mechanics, Cooper’s Propane, TJM Distribution, TJM Distribution, Ten West Towing, Arctic Sea Mining, Wesco International, Elite Signs and Fastenal.

Roa would like to thank his own sponsors, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, Simpson Race Gear, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. If you would like to be a marketing partner in 2024, contact Roa using the information at the top of this release.

@roygamityanauctioneer @burris_racing_usa @mikeburrisoc @csishocks @theoriginalloosebruce @alrvirtualservices @simpsonracegear @moleculesports @rodendsupply @baldwinfilters @ngkracing @originalngksparkplugs @usacnation @usac_cra @perrisautospeedway @b_roa91 @tai_xoxo_roa @joegibb83, @caltrolinc @narc410 @drivenracingoil

Brody Roa’s 2024 Racing Results

03/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

03/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS – Broke

04/06/24 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS – Broke

04/20/24 Bakersfield Speedway USCS Sprint Cars 1st A Main

04/27/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

05/04/24 Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway USCS Sprint Cars Rained Out

05/18/24 Bakersfield Speedway USCS Sprint Car Series 1st A Main

05/25/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

 

 

Hartmann joins in Outlaws show, sights in Road America Challenge

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 4, 2024 – For the fifth time in his three-year 410 Sprint Car racing career, Austin Hartmann embraced the opportunity to compete with the best Sprint Car racers in the world and gain valuable experience in the process, during a NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-main event at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, May 31.

The Plymouth, Wis. competitor, who began his 410 Sprint Car career in 2022, turned a lap of 11.915 seconds in qualifying to finish 24th overall in the 31-car field.

Hartmann then advanced from sixth to fifth in the fourth eight-lap WoO heat race to secure a direct transfer spot into the 30-lap NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws main event for the fifth time in his burgeoning career.

The 2020 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Award recipient put together a consistent outing in the WoO headliner, while sticking primarily to the inside groove of the Beaver Dam Raceway third-mile facility.

Hartmann held strong for the entirety of the evening’s showcase race to claim a 21st-place finish in the 30-lap main event.

“We pulled the spare car down to get some notes on it,” Hartmann said. “The team is super happy with it. We’re excited and ready to chase a win as we head back to Plymouth this weekend for the Road America Challenge.”




The second half of the scheduled NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws doubleheader was scraped due to persistent rain and wet grounds at the Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 1.

Hartmann and the members of the 87A Hartmann Racing team are gearing up for Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association competition for the fourth annual Road America Challenge at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, June 8. The PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Cars and PDTR Grand Nationals are also on the card.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with on-track action scheduled to commence at 5:30 p.m.

One night later, Hartmann is scheduled to visit Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. for the second time in 2024 for the IRA Norm Nelson Classic on Sunday, June 9.

Spectator gates for the program, which also features the Badger Midgets, open at 4 p.m. with racing scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

All Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association events will be streamed live on FloRacing during the 2024 season.

The sponsorship partners for the 2024 87A Hartmann Racing team include Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Competition Specialists, Feldmann Sales & Service, Holler n Hills, Quasius Construction Inc., TheD8Dispensary, AF Inc., Metalcraft, Rich’s Truck and Auto Repair, Fastenal of Plymouth, Waldo Oil, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, Berryman Racing Shocks and My Race Pass.

The 2024 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Eric Bergschultz, Ian Schultz, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham and Kristine Hartmann.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s website www.team87a.com and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

For well over a decade, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) has led the racing industry in innovative designs and manufacturing technology.

HRP is directly involved with manufacturing, sales and design in Sprint Cars, Midgets, Modifieds, Late Models, NASCAR, Indy Car, SCCA, NHRA, karting, road racing, off-road and more. HRP’s continued success is led by a strong team of individuals dedicated to delivering top-notch innovation, technology, pricing and customer service.

Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) services as a sister company to Streeter Super Stands, under the parent company of Glenn Hepfner Incorporated. HRP’s products are made in the USA at its 80,000-square-foot facility, located at 2133 Constitution Ave. in Hartford, Wis.

For more information on Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), call 1-262-457-5015, email hrpsales@ghilaser.com or visit http://www.hrpracing.com/.

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Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing
2024 Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, June 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, June 15 – Wilmot Raceway, Wilmot, Wis. (IRA)

Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 9
IRA Events – 6
World of Outlaws Events – 2
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 3
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 4
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 5
Heat Race Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 3
Dash Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

Gill Construction Returns as Title Sponsor for 36th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Heat Races

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ATTICA, Ohio (June 6, 2024) - As the countdown to the 36th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by dac® Pet Products at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, continues, the hype and the excitement also continues, once again promising to be one of the most sought-after prizes on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series campaign trail. As an added bonus, the nation’s finest open wheelers will battle for not only a $15,000 top prize, but the coveted Brad Doty Classic championship trophy and helmet.

The Brad Doty Classic championship trophy, a key element in the victory lane celebration, is as special as it is historic, featuring every prior winner of the Buckeye State blockbuster including the inaugural champion, “The King” Steve Kinser.

Adding to the hype and excitement is northwest Ohio’s own Gill Construction, returning to the Brad Doty Classic in 2024 as the title sponsor of the evening’s heat races. Owned and operated by Ray Brooks, and headquartered in nearby Port Clinton, Gill Construction specializes in an array of land and water services, utilizing over five decades of experience to build an extensive repertoire which includes site excavation, site utilities, demolition, trenching, and marina service.

“Ray Brooks is not only a great friend, he’s a dedicated race fan, and we’re not only privileged, but honored to have him and Gill Construction once again associated with the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park,” said Brad Doty, event co-promoter. “Ray works extremely hard to grow his businesses, and he’s since transferred that dedication and hard work into racing. He’s done it all, from sponsoring local teams to owning his own operation, the most recent being the familiar No. 18 driven by Cole Macedo in 2021 and 2022. A lot of times his support is behind the scenes preferring no recognition, and that just goes to show what kind of guy he is.”

Gill Construction boasts a dynamic, diverse, and experienced workforce, guaranteed to perform and complete any task with the utmost customer satisfaction. More information is available online at https://kgcpc.com/.

Contested at the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing,” and once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, the 36th Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by dac® Pet Products will stir up Attica Raceway Park headlines on Tuesday, July 16. In routine fashion, the event will feature a full World of Outlaws program including qualifying time trials, Gill Construction Heat Races, Toyota Dash presented by Racing Optics, Callies Performance Products C-Main, Last Chance Showdown, and of course, a 40-lap main event awarding $15,000-to-win.

ABOUT GILL CONSTRUCTION:
At Gill Construction, our business specializes in site utilities and site excavation, demolition, trucking, and trenching, marina services, sea walls, pipe piling, and dredging. Our workforce is a dynamic and diverse group of craftsmen with decades of experience who are ready to perform your project while exceeding your expectations. More information is available online at https://kgcpc.com/.

TICKETS:
Reserved seats for the 36th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by dac® Pet Products at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, are now available and can be purchased online via www.atticaracewaypark.com or by clicking here.

ADDITIONAL GILL CONSTRUCTION MEDIA:
Online home: https://kgcpc.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gillconstructionco

ADDITIONAL BRAD DOTY CLASSIC MEDIA:
X: www.twitter.com/braddoty18
Instagram: www.instagram.com/braddoty18
Facebook: www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark
X: www.twitter.com/atticaracewyprk
Instagram: www.instagram.com/attica_raceway_park

BRAD DOTY CLASSIC WINNERS:

ATTICA RACEWAY PARK
1989 - Steve Kinser
1990 - Jack Hewitt
1991 - Bobby Allen
1992 - Rained Out
1993 - Mark Keegan
1994 - Danny Smith
1995 - Randy Kinser
1996 - Dale Blaney
1997 - Tyler Walker
1998 - Jeff Shepard
1999 - Butch Schroeder
2000 - Kelly Kinser
2001 - Danny Smith (2)
2002 - Alvin Roepke
2003 - Dean Jacobs
2004 - Greg Wilson
2005 - Stevie Smith

LIMALAND MOTORSPORTS PARK
2006 - Joey Saldana
2007 - Jac Haudenschild
2008 - Jason Meyers
2009 - Steve Kinser (2)
2010 - Dale Blaney (2)
2011 - Donny Schatz
2012 - Kerry Madsen
2013 - Donny Schatz (2)
2014 - Paul McMahan
2015 - Rained Out

ATTICA RACEWAY PARK
2016 - Donny Schatz (3)
2017 - David Gravel
2018 - Donny Schatz (4)
2019 - Brock Zearfoss
2020 - Kyle Larson
2021 - Spencer Bayston
2022 - Kyle Larson (2)
2023 - Kyle Larson (3)

 

 

Skagit Speedway

By Erik List

Alger, WA – The 360 Sprint Car division returns to Skagit Speedway on Saturday, June 8, joined by the Sportsman Sprint Car division and the Northwest Focus Midgets.

The last and only time the 360 Sprint Cars raced at Skagit Speedway this year was week two of the season when they ran with the KarMart 410 Sprint Cars and the Skagit Aggregates IMCA Modifieds. Trey Starks has the lone 360 win after he swept the night by going quick time in qualifying, winning his heat race, and taking the checkered flag first in the A-Main. Starks made the race-winning move around Colby Thornhill to lead lap seven and the rest of the race. The night also saw the Skagit Speedway debut of Levi Hillier, who finished eighth after starting 15th. Starks has the points lead over Cam Smith and Colby Thornhill with only one race in the books.

Joining the 360s will be the Sportsman Sprint Car division. Through their three races this season, there have been three different winners. Alden Ostrom won on opening night over Keira Zylstra and Chris Foster, while Kai Dixon and Jesson Jacobson have won the last two – Jacobson with the most recent win. Ostrom moved from third to the win on opening night, but Dixon and Jacobson have picked up their wins after starting first. Ostrom has podium all three times so far, finishing second in one and third in the other – Fosters has podiumed twice. Ostrom also sits atop the season points battle, with Kai Dixon nine points back and Zylstra 36 points behind.

For only the second time this year, the Northwest Focus Midgets come back to Skagit Speedway. The Midgets made their Skagit Speedway debut this year during the John Carroll Classic. Hannah Lindquist won over Alex Peck after she inherited the lead from Tanner Holm, who suffered mechanical issues. The win for Lindquist was her first win on dirt since a nasty crash at Placerville in 2019 that saw her sidelined for a year. She leads the points battle over Peck and Ashley Thompson – Peck and Thompson are three and 10 points, respectively, behind Lindquist.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat @skagitspeedway so you don't miss anything! We couldn't be more excited about racing this weekend, and we hope to see you there!

Pits Open: 1:00 pm

Will Call opens at 3:00 pm

Gates Open at 5:00 pm

Hot Laps at 6:00 pm

Opening Ceremonies at 7:00 pm with racing to follow

Tickets are available online at https://skagitspeedway.showare.com

 

 

CRSA KICKS OFF JUNE AT HOME OF HEROES

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Press Release By: Marty Czekala - June 5, 2024 -

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints powered by SuperGen Products kick off the month of June at Utica-Rome Speedway Friday as part of the I-90 Pit Stop Challenge.

It is the 20th time the Vernon racetrack has hosted "The Future Stars of Sprint Cars." Last year, Utica-Rome was scheduled to host two events, but the June event was washed out due to weather. Utica-Rome gets three dates this year, including the penultimate race on Short Track SuperNationals weekend.

Last year, Jordan Hutton won the lone race July 14 over Billy VanInwegen and Cory Sparks.

Here’s a look at the top stories entering the weekend.

Tune In: Action can be seen live on FloRacing, with Chris Moore filling in for Marty Czekala on the call. Expand your race night experience at the track or online through the MyRacePass app or at www.myracepass.com for $5.99 a month, featuring live timing, entry list, fantasy and results.

Last Week: A return to the Afton Fairgrounds Speedway Friday for CRSA to continue the Joe's Garage Southern Tier Series. With nine to go, Kyle Pierce took advantage of Jeff Trombley’s blown motor to take the lead and not back for his first win of the season, the fifth of his career.

This was a race where the one that got away came back to him. Last time at Afton, Pierce was leading when he ran out of fuel in the final laps to give up the win to Dalton Herrick.

"Anytime we can win, or even in the top 10, that's a great day for us,” said Pierce post-race. “To finally get a win is a great way to start the summer months.”

Mike Kiser finished second, while Dalton Herrick was third.

We know Drama: In the last three weeks of action, chaos has unfolded amongst the leaders in the second half the race. At Land of Legends, Matt Rotz had to hold off a hard-charging Bobby Parrow in the final laps for his first career sprint car win. Back at Weedsport, Bobby Parrow broke a rear end to give Jordan Hutton the win. Now, Friday at Afton, it was Trombley’s engine giving away to give Kyle Pierce his first win.

Trombley’s Time to Shine?: Jeff Trombley may be fifth in points entering the weekend at Utica-Rome, but he has shown that he has performed like a car capable of the podium.

To start the season at Thunder Mountain, Trombley ran second before his car caught a yuke tire, damaging the left front and ending his night. At Land of Legends and Weedsport, the No. 3a finished the race in fourth and second, respectively. Of course, the motor went south last week on his ride finishing in 19th.

But if there’s a place he could win at, it’s Utica-Rome. The four-time champion is tied with Danny Varin in track wins with two apiece. He also recorded his first and last wins in 2017 and 2022. With 13 wins, a victory would tie him on the all-time win list alongside Varin, Scott Goodrich and Josh Pieniazek.

By the Numbers: At Utica, the average car count since 2015 is over 22 cars. 47 different drivers have finished in the top five. Utica has also been known for its parity of winners, with 17 other drivers taking a checkered flag. Jeff Trombley and Jeff VanSteenburg each lead the way in top fives with six. Mike Kiser has a win and four top fives at “The Home of Heroes.” Previous winner Jordan Hutton has a pair of top fives.

From the Frontman: "What a successful month of May to get the season started as we move to June at one of Brett Deyo’s tracks! While we’re still working on rescheduling Fonda, Utica-Rome is a great facility with great racing and great food. Definitely worth coming out to the Mohawk Valley this weekend.” ~ Mike Emhof

Up Next: CRSA's first trip outside New York happens next Friday at Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, for round three of the Joe's Garage Southern Tier Series. Can’t make it? Catch the action live on Dirt Track Digest TV.

Standings

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 624 pts

2. 22 Tomy Moreau -16

3. 9K Kyle Pierce -25

4. 29 Dalton Herrick -26

5. 3A Jeff Trombley -31

6. 21B Blake Warner -40

7. 28 Ron Greek -40

8. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. -58

9. J27 John Cunningham -85

10. 99 Adam Depuy -139

I-90 Pit Stop Challenge Standings

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 172 pts

2. 3A Jeff Trombley -5

3. 33 Scott Landers -6

4. 8 Dillon Paddock -9

5. 4S Johnny Smith -13

6. 53 Shawn Donath -13

7. 21Z Zach Sobotka -18

8. 99 Adam Depuy -20

9. 29 Dalton Herrick -20

10. 56V Bally VanInwegen -21

Previous Winners @ Utica-Rome

1. Danny Varin (2) 2011, 2012

2. Jeff Trombley (2) 2017, 2022

3. Steve Lapine (1) 2006

4. Matt Demitraszek (1) 2007

5. Dylan Swiernik (1) 2008

6. Jeremy Quick (1) 2009

7. Mason Olmstead (1) 2009

8. Jamie Christian (1) 2010

9. Matt Tanner (1) 2010

10. Josh Pieniazek (1) 2011

11. Chad Miller (1) 2015

12. Eddie Strada (1) 2015

13. Mike Kiser (1) 2016

14. Alysha Bay (1) 2021

15. Kyle Pierce (1) 2021

16. Darryl Ruggles (1) 2022

17. Jordan Hutton (1) 2023

Feature Winners

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 2

2. 77 Matt Rotz 1

3. 9K Kyle Pierce 1

Feature Polesitters

1. D9 Dustin Sehn 1

2. 48A Alysha Bay 1

3. 33 Scott Landers 1

4. 28 Ron Greek 1

Heat Winners

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 2

2. 3A Jeff Trombley 2

3. 22 Tomy Moreau 2

4. 56 Billy VanInwegen Jr. 1

5. 88c Chad Miller 1

6. 23 John Smith 1

7. 25G Tyler Graves 1

8. 18c Dan Craun 1

9. 22 Tomy Moreau 1

10. 80 Bobby Parrow 1

11. 33 Scott Landers 1

12. 99 Adam Depuy 1

13. 18 Timmy Lotz 1

Top 5s

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 2

2. 3A Jeff Trombley 2

3. 9K Kyle Pierce 2

4. 29 Dalton Herrick 2

5. 56V Billy VanInwegen 2

6. 22 Tomy Moreau 1

7. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. 1

8. 8 Dillon Paddock 1

9. 33 Scott Landers 1

10. 80 Bobby Parrow 1

11. 4s Johnny Smith 1

12. 48a Alysha Bay 1

13. 77 Matt Rotz 1

14. 99 Mike Kiser 1

15. 12 Tyler Chartrand 1

Top 5 Hard Chargers By +/-

1. 56V Billy VanInwegen +28

2. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. +27

3. 21Z Zach Sobotka +24

4. 9K Kyle Pierce +19

5. 8 Dillon Paddock +14

Fastest Lap

1. 56V Billy VanInwegen 1 (15.085s @ Thunder Mountain)

2. 77 Matt Rotz 1 (16.838s @ Land of Legends)

3. 121 Steve Glover 1 (15.569s @ Weedsport)

4. 3A Jeff Trombley 1 (14.153s @ Afton)

Lap Leaders

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 30

2. 77 Matt Rotz 20

3. 80 Bobby Parrow 9

4. 28 Ron Greek 9

5. 9k Kyle Pierce 9

6. 3a Jeff Trombley 7

7. 56V Billy VanInwegen 5

8. 121 Steve Glover 5

9. 4s Johnny Smith 1

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products. Associate sponsors for 2024 include Pit Stop Convenience Stores, DisBatch Brewing Company, Dandy, Joe's Garage, Westward Painting Company, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, Magsarus Ignitions, Hoosier Racing Tire, Insinger Performance with their Stinger Race Fuel, My Race Pass and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

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

Please like and follow the CRSA Sprints on Facebook and X @CRSASprints.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. HEADING TO THIS WEEK’S SPRINT CAR PORTION OF INDIANA MIDGET WEEK

(Chino, CA, June 4, 2024) A few hours after tangling with the wall at the Ultimate Sprint Car Series race presented by Inland Rigging at the Ventura Raceway, Eddie Tafoya Jr. was at Los Angeles International Airport and hopping on a flight for this week’s Indiana Midget Week. Tuesday through Friday, the talented driver was slated to contest the sprint car portions of the four shows before returning to California Saturday morning for the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Series race at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway.

Tafoya's trip to the Midwest was slated to kick off tonight, June 4th, at the Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis. Unfortunately, rain washed out the event. So, on Wednesday, Tafoya and his crew will head 90 miles southeast to the new surface at the Lawrenceburg Speedway. Thursday will feature a longer drive to Putnamville’s Lincoln Park Speedway, which is 140 miles northwest. Friday’s journey from Putnamville to Bloomington Speedway will be a mere 40 miles.

While Tafoya is based in Chino Hills, California, he is no stranger to the three Indiana tracks he will be competing on this week. Since 2021, he has raced three times at Lawrenceburg, two times at Bloomington, and two times at Lincoln Park. Last year, during the grueling and highly competitive Indiana Sprint Week, Tafoya sat in the main events at Lincoln Park and Bloomington, finishing 18th and 19th, respectively.

After the race at Bloomington, Tafoya will embark on the longest portion of the trip. He will fly 2000 miles from Indianapolis to Los Angeles. Once he lands in L.A., he will hop into a car and make the 113-mile drive to Bakersfield for the USAC/CRA race at Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway on Saturday night.

Last Saturday, while Tafoya was racing in the Tom and Christy Dunkel Inland Rigging #17F at Ventura, his father, Eddie Sr., who was the 2016 Perris Auto Speedway Senior Sprint Car Champion, was hauling the family-owned #51T car to Indiana for this week’s races.

At last week’s USCS race in Ventura, Tafoya, 26, started in the fifth spot and finished fourth in the third heat race. That put him on the pole for the 30-lap main event. On the first two tries to start the main event, Tafoya raced into the lead. However, the first time the race began, it was red-flagged due to a crash in turn one. The second time the green flag signaled the start of the action, cars got together just past the start-finish line, resulting in a yellow flag.

On the third try to get the race underway, Tafoya again was the first car across the starting line. However, when he got to the first corner, something in his steering broke, and he became a passenger. He slid across the track, got into the wall, and tipped over. He was not injured, but the car was done for the night.

Friendly Tafoya is always happy to meet the fans in the pits after every race. He will sign autographs, pose for photos, and sell his beautiful 2024 team shirts. For fans who cannot attend the races, the team shirts are available at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, Inland Rigging, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Gasper Transportation, CMI Precision Machining, Owen’s Insurance Services, Keen Concrete, DRC Chassis, and Rider Racing Engines for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2024 USAC National Results

January 11 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

January 14 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 7th D Main

February 24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 21st A Main

March 9 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprints 13th A Main

March 10 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprints 17th A Main

March 16 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

March 23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

April 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

April 20 Bakersfield Speedway Ultimate Sprint Car Series 22nd A Main

April 27th Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

May 11th Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway Ultimate Sprint Car Series Rained Out

May 18 Bakersfield Speedway Ultimate Sprint Car Series 20th A Main

May 25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cas Series 8th A Main

June 1 Ventura Raceway Ultimate Sprint Car Series 23rd A Main

 

 

REIGLING BROS PRESENTS SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS AND ONTARIO TRADITIONAL SPRINTS DOUBLEHEADER AT SOUTH BUXTON

Article Credit: Peter Turford

St. Marys, Ont. (June 5, 2024) - The Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) series and the Ontario Traditional Sprints (OTS) series in conjunction with Riegling Bros. Truck and Equipment Sales are presenting racers with a unique opportunity.

On June 15, 2024 at South Buxton Speedway (also known as Southern Ontario Motor Speedway), racers and teams will be eligible to compete in both series’ features, with $500 in bonus pay on the line as well. The June 15 program at South Buxton will be set up so that all of the winged SOS events will be completed prior to the non-winged OTS events. Following the SOS feature, any teams that wish to compete in the OTS events will be allotted time to remove their wings in order to participate in the OTS portion of the evening's events (heat races and feature).

In addition to their regular pay, drivers who elect to do double-duty will also have the opportunity to earn additional bonuses through the generosity of Riegling Bros. Truck and Equipment Sales, who have added $500 into the purse. The top-finishing SOS driver in the OTS feature will be eligible for a $200 bonus, and the same will be true for the top-finishing OTS driver in the SOS feature. There will also be an bonus of $100 awarded to the driver with the best combined feature finish.

The fine print: The OTS requires any SOS team that would like to compete in their feature event to have made an honest attempt to run the OTS heat races. The heats will be after the SOS feature, thus the removal of the wings will be just a one-time thing through the course of the evening. There is no heat race requirement to run the SOS feature.

If you have registered with either the OTS or SOS, you do not have to register with the other organization to compete. Each organization will recognize each other’s registration. If you are looking to compete in both features, the driver is required to purchase two pit passes for themselves.

The SOS will allow any cast iron based engine to compete, but if it does not meet Knoxville 360 engine specs, the car(s) will start all SOS events behind all Knoxville-legal engines, even if that team qualified ahead of a Knoxville-legal engine.

The next SOS event is a twin bill with the Ontario Traditional Sprints series scheduled for Saturday, June 15 at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway in Merlin, Ontario. Visit www.southernontariosprints.ca and www.southernontariomotorspeedway.com for more information.

About: The Southern Ontario Sprints series sanctioned its first race in 1996, making it one of Canada's longest-running motorsports sanctioning bodies. The Nitro 54 Variety Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Tammy Ten Media 2024 schedule will see the organization competing at five racing facilities in Canada and the United States. Visit www.southernontariosprints.ca for more information and news for the traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada

SOS Media Website: www.southernontariosprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: SouthernOntarioSprints Instagram: southernontariosprints

 

 

ENTRIES FLY IN FOR OPEN WHEEL SHOWDOWN IN LAS VEGAS THIS NOVEMBER

June 5, 2024 – Davey Hamilton, Jr.’s Open Wheel Showdown has received a deluge of entries on the opening day of registrations for the 2024 Open Wheel Showdown Las Vegas, racing into the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on November 14-16. At press time, over 40 Winged Sprint Car entries were received within the first hour of registrations. 75 total Winged Sprint Cars will be admitted for the $50,000 to win purse. Midget entries are also open for the $10,000 to win purse.

Entry order impacts tire selection as well. Non-refundable entries are being accepted at OpenWheelShowdown.com until capacity is reached.

The early pre-entry list for Las Vegas already features a “who’s who” of asphalt open wheel racing headlined by 2023 Open Wheel Showdown winner Aaron Willison. The British Columbia, Canada racer will have to deal with the entire podium from 2023 with Mass.’ driver Bobby Santos and Florida’s Davey Hamilton, Jr. also registering.

Other entries of note include Washington’s Evan Margeson, Colorado’s Austyn and Bryan Gossel, and Canadians such as Jeff Montgomery, 2023 fourth place finisher Robbie Price, and Ontario’s Ryan Litt. Arie Luyendyk, Jr. returns as does Tyler Roahrig of Plymouth, Indiana. Jake Trainor will venture west from Medway, Mass. and Utah will be represented by three entries as well.

Entry is $255 for Winged Sprint Car teams and $155 for National Midget teams. Entry is free for Super Modified competitors, with over a dozen entries already received for Las Vegas.

Race teams and race fans can learn more by visiting OpenWheelShowdown.com or following the events on social media.

 

 

Blackjack aims big in High Limit’s Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (June 5, 2024) - To no surprise to anyone in the open wheel world, “Blackjack” Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing put together another sound performance at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, not only padding their stat book with back-to-back top-tens across a pair of divisions, but earning a top-five in the process, doing so in the Corn Belt Clash 410 sprint car finale on Saturday, June 1.

Brown, ace of his own Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, Ditzfeld Transfer, No. 21 sprint car and proud owner of ten top-tens in 2024, finished fifth in his top-five appearance, improving one position after starting from the outside of row three. In addition, Brown set the fastest qualifying time of the night, racing on to finish third from sixth in his respective heat race.

Brown’s 410 main event outcome concluded three spots better than one night prior, launching the weekend officially with an eighth-place score in Friday’s 360 sprint car portion of the Corn Belt Clash.

“A solid weekend for our Casey’s/FVP team at Knoxville Raceway,” Brown noted. “Still working on ways to improve. We need to get our car to be able to pass no matter the track conditions. That’s on us and we’ll do whatever we need to do to improve. Right now, our focus is on I-70 and the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race. It’s a great cause. Always excited for the opportunity to compete for big money, and so close to home.”

ON DECK:
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a big money weekend in the Midwest, all of which highlighted with the two-day Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, June 7-8. The RRFR finale will award a $26,000 payday.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, Ditzfeld Transfer, Hawk Hunting, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Everlast Welders, Walker Performance Filtration, System One, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support. Finished ninth in John Trone Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 24.

2024 BBR STATISTICS:
Wins: N/A
Top-Fives: 4
Top-Tens: 10

2024 HIGHLIGHTS:
Opened 2024 campaign with fourth and seventh-place finishes against World of Outlaws at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals) on February 7-8. Finished eighth in the Jason Johnson Classic (World of Outlaws) at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 6. Finished ninth at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 20 (High Limit Racing). Finished fifth in High Limit Racing start at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday, May 10. Finished second in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, May 11. Finished seventh at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 18. Finished eighth and fifth in two-day Knoxville Raceway visit on Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/
X: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com
Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series at www.floracing.com

 

 

Two-Race Weekend Ahead for Mohrfeld Solar Sprint Invaders!
by Bill Wright

June 5, 2024 – The Mohrfeld Solar Sprint Invaders have a busy weekend planned and the weather forecast is fantastic! On Friday, June 7, the series takes to the Scotland County Speedway 3/8-mile oval in Memphis, Missouri, and on Sunday, June 9, returns to the Adams County (IL) Speedway in Quincy, Illinois!

The Sprint Invaders have run seven events in their history at the Scotland County Speedway, and has had seven different winners there. This will be their first visit in six years. Previous winners include John Schulz, Tyson Hart, Terry McCarl, Jerrod Hull, Bobby Hawks, Jeff Mitrisin and Evan Martin, so there is a great chance Friday will see its eighth different victor.

Hot laps are scheduled for 6:45 p.m. on Friday, with racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, with kids 7-16 $7. Kids 6 and under are FREE. Modifieds, Stock Cars, B-Mods and Sport Compacts are also on the card.

Sunday marks the thirteenth time the Sprint Invaders have visited Quincy. Like Memphis, Quincy has seen its share of new winners. Twelve different drivers have visited Victory Lane, with Kaley Gharst being the only pilot with two wins. Other winners include Ricky Logan, Matt Sutton, Jim Moughan Jr., Hull, Chris Martin, Jon Agan, Joe B. Miller, Garet Williamson, Chase Randall, and last year, Paul Nienhiser.

Sunday’s hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $15, with Seniors $12 and Kids 6-13 $5. 5 and under are FREE. Crates, A Mods and Crown Vics are also racing.

Nienhiser leads the series’ point race, followed by defending champion, Ryan Bunton, two-time champ Cody Wehrle, Colton Fisher and three-time titlist Ryan Jamison. Tasker Phillips, Tyler Lee, Dustin Clark, McCain Richards and Chase Richards round out the current top ten.

For more information on Scotland County Speedway, visit https://www.facebook.com/p/Scotland-County-Speedway-100064679769588/.

For more information on the Adams County (IL) Speedway, visit
https://www.adamscountyilspeedway.com/.

Keep apprised of the latest on the Sprint Invaders by visiting our Facebook page, or our website at www.SprintInvaders.org.

2024 Sprint Invaders Schedule

Saturday, April 13 – 34 Raceway (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sunday, May 5 – Benton County Speedway (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL)
Sunday, May 26 – 34 Raceway (Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA)
Sunday, June 2 – Stuart International Speedway (Rain)*
Friday, June 7 – Scotland County Speedway (Memphis, MO)
Sunday, June 9 – Adams County Speedway (IL) (Quincy, IL)
Friday, June 21 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)
Saturday, June 22 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)
Sunday, June 23 – East Moline Raceway (East Moline, IL)
Sunday, July 7 – Benton County Speedway (Vinton, IA)
Wednesday, July 10 – Cedar County Raceway (Tipton, IA)
Tuesday, July 16 – Independence Motor Speedway (Independence, IA)
Tuesday, July 30 – Bloomfield Speedway (Bloomfield, IA)
Friday, August 16 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA)
Saturday, August 17 – Peoria Speedway (Peoria, IL)
Friday, September 27 - TBD
Saturday, September 28 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) “Fall Haul”

*co-sanctioned with Malvern Bank 360 Sprint Series

2024 Sprint Invaders Top 20 Driver Points (Feature Wins)

1.    Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 656 (2)
2.    Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 638
3.    Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA, 620
4.    Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 605
5.    Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 599
6.    Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 590
7.    Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA, 580
8.    Dustin Clark, Agency, IA, 560
9.    McCain Richards, Burlington, IA, 508
10.   Chase Richards, Burlington, IA, 493
11.   Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA, 438
12.   Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA, 396
13.   Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 371
14.   Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA, 364
15.   Nate Parks, Burlington, IA, 356
16.   TJ Haddy, Waupun, WI, 305
17.   Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 224 (1)
18.   Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 202
19.   Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust., 201
20.   Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA, 200

Series Sponsors

Title Sponsor – Mohrfeld Solar
A Main Sponsor – Shottenkirk Automotive
Shake-up Dash Sponsor – Agriland FS Winterset
Heat Sponsors – Randall’s Performance, Ameriprise: Josh Denning & Associates, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Golden Eagle Distributors
B Main Sponsor – Golden Eagle Distributing
$50 Draw Sponsor (for drivers drawing a 50) – Avis Rent A Car/Budget Car Rental
$75 Hard Charger Sponsor – In Honor of Christine Wahl-Levitt by Scott Donlan
Hard Charger Contingency – KSE Racing Products
Season Champion and Rookie of the Year – K-1 Race Gear

Contingency Sponsors

Hoosier, Midland Performance, K-1 Racegear, Rocket Graphics, Bell Helmets, Stronghurst Collision Refinish (SCR), King Racing Products, DMI, BMRS, KSE Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products

 

 

Carlisle’s Keen Gaining Ground in 410 Sprint Car Competition
Port Royal, PA – June 5, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

When the 2024 race season opened in PA Posse territory, Central Pennsylvania. Kyle Keen had plans to divide his time between his 358 and 410 sprint cars.

After an early great run in his 358, leading laps at BAPS Motor Speedway, motor issues forced Keen to jump in the 410 for a few weeks. That period of time altered his plans for the season. He has now committed to the 410 program and finds himself two months into that venture, taking his lumps and learning along the way.

Gaining experience in a 410 sprint car in Pennsylvania is like learning to play baseball at the major league level but the Carlisle, PA native has held his own thus far. The first couple outings were rough but when last weekend came to a close, Keen had qualified for six of the last eight events he entered.
QUICK RESULTS

DATE: May 31, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA
Stats: 25 cars, Qualifying 18th, Heat 7th (6), A-main 20th (21)

DATE: June 1, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Port Royal Speedway
City, State: Port Royal, PA
Stats: 29 cars, Heat 8th (6), B-main 6th (6), A-main 19th (24)

SMALL WINS, BIG STEPS

Keen’s weekend kicked off Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway where he turned in a qualifying lap that put him 18th of the 25 cars on hand. A closer look was even more telling. His lap was only 0.216 seconds slower than the 10th place car, a sign of not only how competitive the fields are in Central PA but also a sign of the progress the team is making with the Fine Line Auto Body, Hess Bid / Hess Auctioneers, Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net, Shetron Trailers, Heishman Racing Fuels, DL Lehman Construction No.17k.

Keen went on to record a 7th place heat race finish and a 20th place feature finish.

Dialing in a car under race conditions where longer races, more traffic and dirty air are the primary challenges, is always the most challenging area for a young team to develop. Keen is less than a dozen races into his 410 sprint car career, so it’s still very early for him and his team on that front.

Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, Keen’s pill draw put him in the back of his heat race lineup. He and the team struggled to overcome that and ended up running the B-main.

Keen was able to hold his own in the B-main and make the finale with a 6th place finish. He then went on to convert that 24th starting spot into a 19th place finish.

“We had better weekend and made some progress. We are starting to get a grasp on this 410 stuff. Saturday night we really hit on something that made me much for comfortable in the B-main and used it for the feature, now just have to build off of that. “, Keen said.

“Thanks to everyone who supports us! We will be back next weekend!“
UP NEXT

Keen will return to both Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway this weekend to continue building up his team’s notebook and his experience.

The team’s current plans are to race each opportunity at those two well-known facilities each weekend throughout the month of June.

Keen is racing more than ever to build his notebook and accumulate experience. It will be a journey worth watching to see what level the Carlisle, PA native reaches by the end of his first season in a 410 sprint car.

SEASON STATS

358 SPRINT CAR: 1 race, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

410 SPRINT CAR: 10 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 0 top 15’s, 6 top 20’s

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

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Visit us at 85 Kutz Rd, Carlisle, PA, explore our range of trailers, or call 717-422-3446 to discuss your specific requirements.

You can also email us at shetronmfg@embarqmail.com or visit our website at shetronmanufacturing.com.

Shetron Trailers – where quality and craftsmanship meet your hauling needs!
Photo Credit: Derick Kriner Photography

KYLE KEEN MOTORSPORTS

Kyle Keen Motorsports press releases: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Kyle’s Schedule: KyleKeenMotorsports.com/Schedule

Kyle Keen Motorsports Website: KyleKeenMotorsports.com

Kyle Keen Motorsports on Facebook: Facebook.com/KeenMotorsports

Kyle Keen on Twitter: Twitter.com/Kyle_Keen

Kyle Keen on Instagram: Instagram.com/Kyle_Keen17

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for their support during the 2024 racing season!
Fine Line Auto Body
Hess Bid / Hess Auctioneers
Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net
Shetron Trailers
Heishman Racing Fuels
DL Lehman Construction, LLC

Jeremy Zarfos Photography

2B Wrapped

4 Leaf Clover Farms

Turn 2 Terribles Podcast and Media

Godfrey Racing Engines

Luke Ritz Videography

 

 

Petaluma Speedway awaits SCCT this Saturday for a Sonoma County Showdown

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA…The Sprint Car Challenge Tour continues a busy stretch with its first appearance of the season at the cool confines of Petaluma Speedway this Saturday June 8th.

The Sonoma County Showdown on the Adobe marks the fifth event of the campaign for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour. It’s the first of two season stops at Petaluma Speedway, with a return visit occurring for the annual Adobe Cup in September.

“We’re looking forward to having the Sprint Car Challenge Tour here at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday,” commented track Promoter Rick Faeth. “It will be our first Winged Sprint Car show of the season and I know our fans are hungry for it. Hopefully everyone can come out and join us for the night.”

Petaluma Speedway is always a welcome stop for race fans around Northern California. The 3/8 mile clay oval routinely yields thrilling wheel-to-wheel competition, as lapped traffic can create some of the most hectic action of any venue on tour.

All cars that have competed at each SCCT event are also eligible for the $500 Shop Kyle Larson Bonus if they win at Petaluma on Saturday. If they can do so, it will make for a $3,000 total payday. Standard nightly payouts with the tour continue to be $2,500-to-win and $400-to-start the 24-car main event.

Aromas driver Justin Sanders leads the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour standings on the strength of wins at each of the first four races aboard the Dale Miller Septic No. 4sa. Sanders is fresh off a thrilling weekend sweep at the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial heading into Petaluma.

Oakley’s Dylan Bloomfield has begun the SCCT season in consistent fashion and will look for his first career tour victory at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday. Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick and Hanford’s Michael Faccinto round out the top-five in points.

Completing the top-10 going into Saturday are Garth Moore Insurance Rookie contenders Braden Chiaramonte and Austin Wood, Travis Labat, Petaluma Speedway fan favorite Andy Forsberg and Mariah Ede.

Roseville’s Colby Copeland snagged both Sprint Car Challenge Tour events at Petaluma Speedway last season and will be another favorite come Saturday.

Tickets and Details:
Grandstand seating is general admission this Saturday June 8th at Petaluma Speedway. Adult tickets cost $25, while seniors 65 and older, juniors ages 12-16 and military are $22. Kids 6-11 cost $10 and those five and under are free.

𝗧𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 can be purchased at the gate or via https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1869/tickets/1405425?rKey=1569

The pit gate will open at noon, with the front gate opening at 4pm. The pit meeting will be held at 4pm with cars on track at 4:30. Hot laps, Sierra Foothills Wine Services qualifying and racing will follow.

For those who can’t make it to the track CaliDirt.TV provides live coverage of every Sprint Car Challenge Tour event. The service also covers every championship point race at Placerville Speedway. Fans can purchase through a cost savings monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/

The Petaluma Speedway is located in the southern part of the wine country at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds just off Highway 101 in Petaluma, California. More info on the track can be found at http://www.petaluma-speedway.com

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Hoosier Racing Tires, CaliDirt.TV, Shop Kyle Larson, Pit Stop USA, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, D&D Roofing, Sierra Foothills Wine Services, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Pacific Highway Rentals and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or office@sprintcarchallengetour.com

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour 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 X/Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

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Upcoming Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour events

Saturday June 8: Petaluma Speedway

Saturday June 15: Antioch Speedway

 

Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports Extend SCCT Winning Streak

PETERSEN MEDIA- When you’re hot, you’re hot, and right now Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports are absolutely sizzling as Sanders found himself in Sprint Car Challenge Tour victory lane for the fourth time in four events on Friday night to open the Dave Bradway Jr Memorial Weekend at Placerville Speedway.

“For whatever reason I can’t seem to qualify well at Placerville Speedway, but it’s a different story when we get to racing,” Justin Sanders said. “I had a great battle with Shane Hopkins during the feature and he did a fantastic job running the bottom and hitting his marks. I tried to stay patient and luckily I was able to get the lead back and pick up the win.”

With 40 cars checked in for Sprint Car Challenge Tour pres. by Elk Grove Ford action on Friday night, the Aromas, CA driver timed the Anrak/Thompson’s Family of Dealerships/North County Plastering backed No. 4SA in fifth fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Sanders needed to pick up the win to earn a berth in the High Sierra Industries Dash, and when the green flag flew he was hard on the throttle and jumped out front.

Pacing the field from start to finish, Sanders picked up the win and was solidly in the Dash. Pulling the ‘one’ in the redraw, Sanders put on an exhibition of speed in the Dash as he raced to the win convincingly and earned the pole for the 35-lap feature event.

When the feature event came to life, Sanders continued to do what he had done all night and that was get a great jump. Racing into the lead, Sanders began pounding the thick Placerville Speedway cushion that had built up at both ends of the speedway.

Working the high, scary side of the speedway, he soon felt pressure from Shane Hopkins who was methodically rolling the bottom groove.

On the eighth lap, Hopkins was able to get drive off turn for and take the race lead as Sanders quickly went from hunted, to hunter.

Never wavering, Sanders continued to work the cushion as they got into traffic and it turned into a very exciting battle with Hopkins. Exchanging the spot a few times over the course of the next 18 laps, Sanders powered back into the lead on the 25th circuit.

Leading the way the final 10-laps, Sanders went on to capture his fourth consecutive Sprint Car Challenge Tour feature event win, and fifth straight dating back to the November season finale.

“These races are not easy to win, and this SCCT has such a strong field that shows up night in and night out,” Sanders added. “This is really a testament to how hard this team works, and an ode to all the great sponsors who put us in such a great position to be at our best.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Anrak, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, North County Plastering, Triple X Race Co., Dale Miller Septic Inc., Smith Titanium, Frank’s Body Shop, Fisher Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, ADCO Custom Driveline and Exhaust, Hair by Lovleen, Factory Kahne Shocks, Vortex Wings, TJ Forged Wheels, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, and A.R.T. Speed Equipment for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 5, Wins- 4, Top-5’s-5, Top-10’s-5

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders continue to run with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour as they invade Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

Duke is first 2024 repeater

Ken Duke Jr. put all his experience to work, masterfully handling lapped traffic to hold onto the lead and become the first River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series repeat winner of 2024, taking the 20-lap feature for IMCA/RaceSaver cars Sunday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The hometown driver, a two-time PASS Champion and 2019 IMCA/RaceSaver National Champ, fought off a determined bid by “Nitro” Nick Sweigart of Myerstown – also seeking to become the season’s first repeat winner – and came home first by 2.617 seconds, building most of that margin in the last couple of laps after overcoming a final challenge in race traffic in his Fairfield Chevrolet/River Valley Builders/Susquehanna Valley Auto Glass #67.

The win was Duke’s second of the season and 24th in his career. He leads all active PASS competitors in victories.

The race went non-stop (there were no caution flags in any of the PASS racing Sunday), with Duke taking the checkered flag after 6 minutes and 41 seconds of incredible racing, and that made lapped traffic the defining factor. Duke had taken the lead from fellow front-row starter Dustin Young of Danville. Sweigart moved to his preferred outside line and held off Saturday night’s Port Royal Speedway winner Austin Reed of Etters for third, then took second from Young and set his sights on the leader.

Once the tail end of the field came into sight, it was apparent that the crowd was going to see a classic show between inside-running Duke and outside-running Sweigart as they navigated lapping slower cars. On a couple of occasions, that situation nearly gave Sweigart his golden opportunity.

In victory lane, Duke mentioned one instance, when two cars were battling for position in front of him, blocking attempts to pass and allowing Sweigart to close to within less than a car length. But Duke’s experienced eye spotted the narrowest of openings, and he split the slower cars to keep the lead.

It was Duke’s sixth win at his home track, where he also leads all active drivers.

Sweigart finished second, more than a second-and-a-half ahead of Reed. Drew Young of Beaver Springs, who slowly advanced from starting eighth, came home fourth, and 2023 PASS Champion Logan Spahr, driving his family-owned #14 while the Eshenaur #5 was taking a night off, was fifth. Dustin Young, who had been part of the battling within the top five most of the night, fell out late with mechanical ills.

Doug Dodson of Middletown, Kruz Kepner of Kreamer, Mike Alleman of Port Royal, Tim Iulg of Bridgeton, N.J., and Dave Brown Jr. of Aston completed the top ten.

Josh Spicer of Julian, who started 18th and finished 12th, was the W.C. Eshanaur & Son Hard Charger. Ben Miklos of Camp Hill, who finished 17th, received the VP Racing Fuels Race Ready Award after drawing the worst pill for starting position.

If there had been an overall hard-luck award, it surely would have gone to Andrew Boyer of Port Royal. After a good heat race run, he drew the worst re-start pill for the feature, then had his car break on the track as it was lining up for the main event.

Heat races for the 25 IMCA/RaceSaver sprinters on hand were won by Spahr, Reed and Sweigart.

A few drops of rain fell during the night, but it was not enough to interfere with the program, and that gave the River Valley Builders PASS tour its first successful two-race weekend of the year. In what has been a terribly wet season, PASS has now completed six of 11 scheduled programs.

Sunday’s race was the first of four straight at Selinsgrove over 12 days. Action resumes Wednesday night, when PASS will be the support division for the Super DirtCar Big Block Modifieds, which will be making their first-ever appearance at the track. Then on Saturday, a once-a-year program will present the PASS sprinters, the winged super sportsman cars, and the roadrunner stocks. Finally, on Thursday, June 13, PASS will return to join the Appalachian Late Model Speedweek program.

PASS is dedicated to the heritage of RaceSaver with stable and enforceable rules, consistent rules application and fair purse distribution paying 24th place one half of first place. Learn about our policy and how to support the series at pasprintseries.com and the heritage of RaceSaver at frenchgrimes.com. We're on social media at Facebook and X.

Results from Selinsgrove Speedway, Sunday, June 2

HEAT 1 – 1. 14-Logan Spahr; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 7-Drew Young; 4. 21-Andrew Boyer; 5. 46-Mike Alleman; 6. 97-Kenny Heffner; 7. 1M-Paul Moyer; 8. 14-Colton Moyer; 9. 87-Kyle Knopp.

HEAT 2 – 1. 34-Austin Reed; 2. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 3. 19-Kruz Kepner; 4. 25-Dustin Young; 5. 2-Erin Statler; 6. 36-Mike Melair; 7. 19K-Chris Kreider; 8. 06K-Eric Knopp.

HEAT 3 – 1. 89-Nick Sweigart; 2. 19-Tim Iulg; 3. 44-Dave Brown Jr.; 4. 01-Timmy Bittner; 5. 461-Colton Hendershot; 6. 71-Josh Spicer; 7. 47-Ben Miklos. DNS – 31Z-Zach Rhodes.

FEATURE – 1. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 2. 89-Nick Sweigart; 3. 34-Austin Reed; 4. 7-Drew Young; 5. 14-Logan Spahr; 6. 20-Doug Dodson; 7. 19-Kruz Kepner; 8. 46-Mike Alleman; 9. 19-Tim Iulg; 10. 44-Dave Brown Jr.; 11. 01-Timmy Bittner; 12. 71-Josh Spicer; 13. 461-Colton Hendershot; 14. 36-Mike Melair; 15. 2-Erin Statler; 16. 1M-Paul Moyer; 17. 47-Ben Miklos; 18. 14-Colton Moyer; 19. 87-Kyle Knopp; 20. 25-Dustin Young (DNF); 21. 97-Kenny Heffner (DNS); 22. 19K-Chris Kreider; 23. 06K-Eric Knopp. DNS – 21-Andrew Boyer; 31Z-Zach Rhodes.

 

 

Starks Scores Fifth Victory of the Year and Fourth at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (June 4, 2024) - Trey Starks powered to his fifth feature triumph of the season on Saturday at Skagit Speedway.

The win was his third of the season in the 410ci winged sprint car division at the track as he increased his lead in the championship standings to 56 points during the final tune-up race prior to the famed Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup later this month.

"We've been moving around a little and changing a few things," he said. "I think we've definitely learned on some of the things we've changed throughout the night. I'm really comfortable with where we are at."

Starks set quick time during qualifying to kick off the program before he advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race.

"All but one race at Skagit this year has had a threat of weather," he said. "We've beat all of them, but this was the closest. We had to wait 15 minutes because it was trying to rain for wheel packing so it was a wet surface. We laid down a good lap in qualifying. That was probably the fastest I've been at Skagit at least in the last few years. We were at 10.8 seconds so very fast for Skagit. It was good to know we have speed in qualifying with various conditions.

"We got a spot on the start in the heat race and fell in line. There wasn't much to be done there so we stayed in line."

Starks then redrew the No. 2 in the feature redraw to garner the outside front row starting position for the main event.

"As far as chances to win the race I don't think I could have pulled a better number," he said. "It wasn't super narrow, but was really fast with a big cushion halfway up the track. I'm not sure if I was to start back in the field we could apply that to Dirt Cup conditions because I know it'll be wider. So that was best case scenario; start on the front row, get the jump and stay out front.

"When I got to lapped cars I tried to set a consistent pace that kept me out of trouble. At one point I saw Robbie Price to my inside. That let me know I was taking it a little easy through traffic so I kicked it up a notch for a few laps until we got a caution. We were able to keep our nose clean and stay out front and come away with a win."

Starks plans to return to Skagit Speedway this Saturday for a 360ci winged sprint car race. He currently leads the championship standings in that division by 10 points.

QUICK RESULTS -

June 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 5 wins, 8 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.StarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Estenson Moves Forward at Beaver Dam Raceway and Huset's Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (June 4, 2024) - Tim Estenson made progress during a pair of starts last weekend.

The action began on Friday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., where he qualified 23 rd quickest before advancing from sixth to fifth place in a heat race to lock into the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series main event. Estenson climbed forward a couple of positions in the A Main to end 17 th - his season-best outing with the World of Outlaws.

"We were fast in hot laps, but got buried with the pill draw," he said. "We took what we could and there was a little driver error as I didn't hit quite the right marks I needed. That put us in a tight spot for the heat race. Luckily, we were able to move up to make the show, which makes our night easier. We were decent. The goal was a top 15 and we weren't quite able to make that. Overall, the car was in one piece and we went forward and logged more laps with the Outlaws."

Saturday's Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial finale was postponed because of rain.

Estenson ventured to Huset's Speedway on Sunday. He timed in 22 nd quickest in qualifying before advancing from eighth to sixth place in a heat race. Estenson was involved in a pair of cautions during the 25-lap feature, but he was able to advance from 21 st to 15th. It was the fifth-most positions gained.

"We were buried in qualifying again," he said. "We moved forward in the heat race, but it doesn't mean much as qualifying is critical for the feature lineup. During the feature, the first caution I had a good run on a restart and a guy came to a stop. I had to get on the binders and spun out. The guys got me out rolling again. The second caution was on me. I was driving really aggressive and unfortunately spun. If we could have kept going without the incidents we could have been a top-10 car. Sometimes it doesn't go your way so we'll learn and move onto the next race."

Estenson plans on racing with the World of Outlaws on Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., during the Don Mack Classic before returning to Huset's Speedway on Sunday. He currently ranks eighth in the Huset's Speedway championship standings - only 10 points out of fifth place.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 31 - Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 17 (19).

June 2 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 6 (8); Feature: 15 (21).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the Don Mack Classic with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

X: https://twitter.com/estenson_tim

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100027702770390

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tim.estenson

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Estenson Racing

Estenson Racing is a championship-winning American Flat Track team that was founded by Tim Estenson. For more information, visit http://www.EstensonRacing.com .

"My uncle has built a championship American Flat Track program that is well-recognized around the industry," Estenson said. "He's been a huge supporter of mine and of building our dirt track team. I can't thank him and everyone associated with Estenson Racing enough for the continued support."

Estenson would like to thank Estenson Racing, Truline Logistics, Yamalube, Arai Helmets, JDP Electric, JDP Automation and Backlund Plumbing for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Earns Top 10 at Rush County and Top Five at Dodge City During First Weekend With Brandon Anderson Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 4, 2024) - Jordon Mallett adapted quickly to a new team last weekend during an ASCS National Tour doubleheader in Kansas.

Mallett will spend several weeks behind the wheel of the Brandon Anderson Motorsports No. 55b as a fill-in driver for Anderson, who is recovering from a broken arm. The partnership began last Friday during the Bullring Nationals hosted by Rush County Speedway in La Crosse.

"They have a good program so it's a matter of trying to get myself comfortable in the car and acclimated working with them," Mallett said. "I don't think people realize there's a lot to that. We showed up Friday and had two laps in hot laps to acclimate. Then it was time to roll out to qualify to put ourselves in position for the night."

Mallett was quick out of the trailer, setting quick time in his group and advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race. A fourth-place finish in the dash started him on the outside of the second row in the main event.

"I'm glad we were able to put down a good time and acclimate quickly," he said. "All night long, even though we were trying to figure out how to get me comfortable, we had speed. For searching as much as we were and trying to get the car comfortable for me, we had speed. That was a huge positive. The track got really hooked up and locked down in the feature more than we prepared for. All night we worked to get the car out of the track. We were too snug. The feature exemplified that. We were okay, but know we could have been better."

Mallett ended with a ninth-place result.

Saturday showcased a trip to Dodge City Raceway Park for the Steve King Memorial and once again Mallett was fast. He set quick time in his group and maneuvered from fourth to third place in a heat race for the second straight night. Mallett then placed fifth in the dash to start the A Main fifth.

"We made ourselves better all day Saturday," he said. "We qualified great again and heat raced good. We tried a couple of things to refine it and were so-so in the dash. I think we had a better car in the feature than we were able to show. We were really consistent and able to make our car do things others couldn't. I was counting on us being in dirty air, but every time we'd get to traffic and feel we could be a contender the caution would come out. Then we'd go another three or four or five laps before we got to traffic. That was the only bummer."

The fourth-place outing was his best finish with the ASCS National Tour since last August, adding to his confidence as the team will return to competition for the ASCS National Tour Speedweek June 11 at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark.; June 13 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; June 14 at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla.; and June 15 at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla.

"I feel pretty good going into it," he said. "I'm comfortable. We were able to tune a lot over the course of the weekend. We had a small track the first night and a 3/8 mile track the second. We could prepare ourselves better for Speedweek."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 31 - Rush County Speedway in La Crosse, Kan. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 9 (4).

June 1 - Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 4 (5).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

June 11 at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark.; June 13 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.; June 14 at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Okla.; and June 15 at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla., with the ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

X: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Awakening Events

Awakening Events is a nationwide, full service, live event company that is based in Nashville, Tenn., and Conway, Ark. For more information, http://www.AwakeningEvents.com .

"We're excited to represent Awakening Events again this year," Mallett said. "Awakening Events, which has been a major part of our team for many years, puts on some of the best shows in the entertainment industry so we encourage everyone to check out their website for events in your area."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Records Top Five at Talladega Short Track to Extend Streak

Inside Line Promotions - EASTABOGA, Ala. (June 4, 2024) - Derek Hagar garnered his second top-five result of the season last Thursday at Talladega Short Track during the USCS Series Speedweek.

Hagar opened the night by advancing from third to win a heat race. However, a DNF in the dash placed him sixth and started him on the outside of the third row in the main event.

"On the start of the dash we broke a shifter linkage and it popped out of gear," he said. "I came in and we got that fixed for the feature. There wasn't a lot of passing. We got up to fourth by the middle of the race, but just couldn't gain any ground. It was typical Talladega where once you get going everyone spreads out. It also went caution-free so things didn't work out in our favor."

Hagar's fourth-place finish was his ninth straight top-five run at the track dating back to 2015.

Speedweek races on Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., and Saturday at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss., rained out.

Hagar finished tied for fourth in the Speedweek standings after half of the races were cancelled because of wet weather.

Next up will be races this Friday at Crowleys Ridge Speedway in Paragould, Ark., and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the ASCS Hurricane Area Super Sprints.

"We love Crowleys Ridge," Hagar said. "I haven't been to Placerville Speedway, but I guess that's what it was based off. It's a really racy race track. It'll produce two or three-wide racing. We've had good success in every car we've ever ran there.

"And Riverside is home. We have a lot of laps around that place. Depending on what the track throws at us we figure it out and try to put on a good show for the fans. Racing in front of the home crowd with that atmosphere gets you energized."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 30 - Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala. - Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 6 (3); Feature: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Crowleys Ridge Speedway in Paragould, Ark., and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the ASCS Hurricane Area Super Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DynoTech Performance Race Engines

DynoTech Performance Race Engines is an engine building and performance shop based in Memphis, Tenn., and operated by Ricky Stenhouse Sr.

"Ricky has been doing our engines since the beginning," Hagar said. "We've had great success. Every time we get something from him it's reliable. It makes it easy on the pocket book knowing you have something that will last."

Hagar would like to thank Nutrien Ag Solutions, Sonic of Dyersburg, Keith Jones Promotions, Boat Warehouse, West Tennessee Expediting, Inc., Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance Race Engines, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, AR Dyno Specialty, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Maneuvers to Podium Outing at Huset's and Top-10 Finish at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (June 4, 2024) - Kaleb Johnson tied a season-best result on Sunday with a third-place finish at Huset's Speedway.

The strong outing increased his lead in the track's championship standings to 33 points after the first four races of the season.

"It definitely builds confidence," he said. "Consistency hasn't been a strength the last couple of years. I don't like to think about the points, but I think consistency is our goal this year. So it's been nice to be consistent through the first handful of races."

The night began with an eighth-place qualifying run before Johnson won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That earned a spot in the feature redraw and Johnson pulled the No. 5 to line up on the inside of the third row in the A Main.

"For going out later in qualifying I thought we laid down a solid lap," he said. "I got out front and tried to run away in the heat race. I got the win, which was good and put me in the feature redraw. The feature went pretty well. I didn't get the greatest start as I fell to seventh right away. I think I was one of the first to move up in turns three and four. That helped to carry the speed. My car got better every lap. Every time I've raced there the first 10 laps are pretty average and then the car starts to come to life the last 15 laps. We were able to climb into a podium position."

Johnson also competed on Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he drove for Dennis Gainey for the second straight weekend. Johnson was fourth quickest in his qualifying group before he placed fifth in a heat race. He capped the night by advancing from 12 th to ninth in the main event.

"I thought it went all right, especially for the way the track was," he said. "We went out after the non-wing cars so there wasn't a lot left. The top was curbed up so you had to hit your marks every lap to be fast. I got a good start to the race and was up to eighth at one point. I got passed by (Brian) Brown so I finished ninth. All in all, it was a good night to get acclimated with the team."

Johnson plans to race his car this Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., during the Don Mack Classic and Saturday at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., during the Big 'O' Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series before heading to Huset's Speedway on Sunday.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 31 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 9 (12).

June 2 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 3 (5).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the Don Mack Classic and Saturday at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., for the Big 'O' Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.kalebjohnsonracing.com/

X: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KalebJohnsonRacing22

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Guaranteed Rate - Mike Brudigan Home Loans

With an extensive background in banking, Mike Brudigan opened his own mortgage lending company in 1998. His many years of experience and professional affiliations allow him to handle all types of mortgage situations and to provide his customers with the best product for their need. For more information, call (605) 351-2109 or visit https://www.facebook.com/mikebrudiganhomeloans/ .

"We're really happy to have Mike on our team and for his support again this year," Johnson said. "I encourage anyone who is looking to buy a home in the Sioux Falls area to contact Mike for the best mortgage option for them."

Johnson would like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, Inc., Folkens Brothers Trucking, Blondie Motorsports, Construction Products & Consultants, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Cressman Sanitation, State Bank of Fairmont, AB Custom Construction, Specialized Caulking Sealants, The Minnesota Mafia, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan Home Loans, The Ron Weber Team, David Kramer Drywall, Big Al's Diecast, Heartland Properties, Dave's Lawn Care & Landscaping, TL Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, TJ Forged Wheels, Howe Motorsports, Moyle Racing Engines, FID Media, Team DGRD and Hefty Seed Company for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Charges From 17 th to Third During Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Finale

Inside Line Promotions - PLACERVILLE, Calif. (June 4, 2024) - Dominic Scelzi rebounded in a big way last Saturday during the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series portion of the 33 rd annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial.

Scelzi, who ended 16 th following a late incident on Friday to open the doubleheader at Placerville Speedway, charged from 17 th to third on Saturday for his seventh top five of the season.

"I was definitely happy with our speed," he said. "We were consistently one of the fastest cars throughout the weekend."

Scelzi kicked off Saturday's show by qualifying ninth quickest in his group. He then finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race to lock into the 17 th starting position in the A Main.

"I didn't do a very good job qualifying," he said. "I got myself plugged into the curb too hard both laps and that cost us. On the first lap in the heat race cars on the front row crashed and I had nowhere to go. It wiped my front end out. We got that repaired and got back to fifth. Then we had a really good car in the main event. Every move we made worked. I was kind of everywhere. I was on the berm off turn two or way up against the curb. In turns three and four I was all over, pretty much running anywhere the guy in front of me wasn't. It was a fun race."

The run from 17 th to third earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

The weekend started on Friday with Scelzi qualifying seventh quickest in his group. He hustled from third to win a heat race, advancing into the Sprint Car Challenge Tour dash. An eighth-place result in the dash lined him up on the outside of the fourth row in the main event.

"I got to fifth when a guy got over the cushion in turn two with about 10 laps to go," he said. "I was going to plow him so I spun myself out to try to avoid him. We restarted at the back and got a couple of positions to end up 16th. I felt pretty good before that. We were a fourth or fifth-place car. It wasn't easy to get going, but I felt we were decent. We just had some misfortune."

Scelzi plans on driving for Willie Kahne this Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

"We're going up there for Trey's wife's baby shower," Scelzi said of good friend and fellow racer Trey Starks. "I talked to Willie and he said, 'Why don't you drive my car?' I was all for it. I'm looking forward to this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 31 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 8 (7); Feature: 16 (8).

June 1 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 3 (17).

SEASON STATS -

22 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 7 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DominicScelziRacing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com .

"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Sander Engineering, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Excited for High Limit Racing's Eagle Nationals Next Tuesday

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (June 4, 2024) - Jack Dover is eagerly awaiting one of his biggest races of the season.

Dover will pilot his No. 53 winged sprint car during the Kubota High Limit Racing's Eagle Nationals at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on Tuesday, June 11.

"I'm pretty nervous because it's a big event with the best drivers in the country there," he said. "To make the show would be as good as winning it for me. I'd be ecstatic. It's nerve wracking, but you have to remember they are drivers, too, and you just have to do your best."

Dover has enjoyed success at Eagle Raceway, which has been one of his home tracks since he started racing sprint cars. He became the youngest Nebraska Cup winner in 2007 and he won the Eagle Nationals in 2011 when it was an ASCS event.

Dover has one start this year, but it was a good one as he was victorious during a 360ci winged sprint car race last month.

"One of the saviors is that it's my car and I'm more comfortable so that helps the confidence," he said. "It's two different things with carrying that win over. Plus, it's two different animals with 360s and 410s. But I think we could get a top 10 if my stuff is right."

Dover made the High Limit Racing main event at Eagle Raceway last year.

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 1 win, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

June 11 at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., for the Eagle Nationals with the Kubota High Limit Racing series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

X: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Thorpe's Body Shop

Thorpe's Body Shop has been offering collision repair and automobile painting services to customers in Papillion, Neb., and the surrounding areas for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://ThorpesBodyShop.com .

"I want to thank Thorpe's Body Shop for making our cars look sharp every year," Dover said. "Blake, who co-owns it, has been a family friend since I can remember and we really appreciate his support of our race team throughout the years."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Backlund Plumbing, True Trucking, Thorpe's Body Shop, Husker Diesel, West Omaha Irrigation and Lawns, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, Speedway Graphics, Phil Durst, SSS Motorsports, Speedway Engines, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Smith Titanium, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Post Podium Performance at Beaver Dam Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - BEAVER DAM, Wis. (June 4, 2024) - Big Game Motorsports recorded its 15 th podium result of the season last Friday during the opening night of the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial hosted by Beaver Dam Raceway.

David Gravel qualified second quickest before he won a heat race - his 17 th of the season - to advance into the dash. He then finished where he started - fifth - to garner the fifth starting position in the main event.

Gravel used the bottom lane to charge into the runner-up position in the opening laps. He ran in that position for several laps before spending the middle portion of the race battling eventual race winner Sheldon Haudenschild. A late caution allowed the top three to restart nose to tail, but an opportunity never presented itself for Gravel to move forward.

"We had a race-winning race car right there," he said in a post-race interview on DIRTVision. "What a race track. It changed. The fastest lane changed a couple times. I felt like if Carson (Macedo) just continued to run the top there and didn't dirty up my air on the bottom of (turns) three and four then I could've maybe got the lead. But that just opened up the top for Sheldon, and he was really able to rip it and make it count."

Gravel's third-place result marked his sixth straight season with a podium outing at the track.

Saturday's Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial finale was postponed to July 10 because of wet weather.

Next up for the team will be the Don Mack Classic this Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., and the Big 'O' Showdown this Saturday at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn.

Gravel has earned a pair of World of Outlaws wins at River Cities Speedway, including one last year. He placed 11 th during his debut at Ogilvie Raceway last year when he was caught up in a crash.

Gravel enters this weekend leading the World of Outlaws championship standings by 30 points.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 31 - Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 3 (5).

SEASON STATS -

26 races, 8 wins, 19 top fives, 22 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., for the Don Mack Classic and Saturday at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., for the Big 'O' Showdown with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

X: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com .

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

 

Newlin Battles Back at Williams Grove After Early Contact
Mechanicsburg, PA – June 4, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Zach Newlin kicked off his season at Williams Grove Speedway back in March with a runner-up finish but since then it has been an uphill battle to get back into the top five.

April’s events were rained out and earlier in May he struggled to two finishes outside the top fifteen.

As the month of May came to a close Friday night, Newlin was back at ‘The Grove’ in the Mansberger Motorsports No.21m aiming to get back to where the team started.

QUICK RESULTS

DATE: May 31, 2024

Class: 358 Sprint Cars
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA
Quick Stats: 29 cars, Heat 9th (7), A-main 12th (20)

COSTLY CONTACT

Newlin appeared to be on his way to achieving his goal at the start of the night.

The Millerstown, PA native started 7th in his heat, was up to 5th, and challenging for 4th with one lap to go when contact initiated by another car caused him to spin off turn two. Although he was able to restart, the one remaining lap was not enough to climb back into a transfer spot. He finished 9th.

In the B-main, Zach wasted no time ensuring he would put the Mansberger 21m in the show. On the opening lap he charged from 5th to 2nd, then pursued Williams Grove 358 sprint point leader Doug Hammaker for the lead. Newlin settled for the runner-up finish and a spot in the finale.

Starting deep in the 25-lap feature field, Newlin started moving forward from the drop of the green. From the 20th starting spot, he climbed inside the top fifteen by lap seven. His progress continued and culminated with a 12th-place finish.

“Moving forward a few spots in the heat and eight spots in the feature shows we made progress tonight, so we will build on that.”, Newlin commented.

UP NEXT

The next outing for Newlin in the Mansberger Motorsports No.21m will likely be June 21st at Williams Grove Speedway.

Stay tuned to Zach’s social media outlets listed below to be the first to know when schedule updates are posted!
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Zach Newlin Racing can be contacted at ZachNewlin@gmail.com.

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Post acquaints nicely in MSA Angell Park debut

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 4, 2024 – Following a stilted start to the 2024 season due to rain and illness, Randy Post returned to action by making his first trek to historic Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. for an Akright Auto Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car event on Sunday, June 2.

Post, who sat out the rain-shortened Plymouth Dirt Track Racing-MSA event at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, May 18 due to illness, turned in a qualifying time of 16.120 seconds in his first official laps on the venerable third-mile clay oval.

After starting seventh in the second eight-lap MSA heat race, the third-year Sprint Car competitor finished eighth.

After rolling off from the 22nd starting spot in the 25-lap A-main, Post drove a smooth and consistent race on a fast and rutted track surface, while preserving through four cautions and one red flag to advance six spots en route to a 16th place finish in his second MSA main event of the 2024 season.

“It was the first time for me racing a Sprint Car outside of Plymouth,” Post said. “The track was definitely different. I had never seen a track that rough. However, I can understand why a majority of people claim it to be the best track in the state. It was a lot of fun to drive and experience racing at a different track.

“As far as comparison to Plymouth, we used our Plymouth starting baseline all night with one or two adjustments,” he said. “As a driver, it taught me how to be on the gas most of the race, while using the brakes to turn. Our goal for last night was to go down there with an open mind and soak in all the information other teams would help us with. It was a huge learning experience for us and I would say we achieved our goal of going down there and having fun.”

The Randy Post Racing Team is scheduled to return to Akright Auto PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car action for the fourth annual Road America Challenge at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, June 8, along with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate 410 Sprint Car Series and PDTR Grand Nationals.

Spectator gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with on-track action scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.

Sponsorship partners and supporters of Randy Post and the 2024 Randy Post Racing Team include Luedtke Electric, Sunset Auto, Akright Auto and Oostburg Automotive.

The Randy Post Racing pit crew members are Kirby and Nicole Post, Tiffany and Thomas Chamberlian, Brendan Ostrowski, Erin Schneider, Colton Chamberlian, Heidi Haver and the Kaat Racing family.

For more information on Randy Post Racing, check out Randy Post Racing #54 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rpr54/ or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.

Randy Post Racing Sponsor Showcase – Luedtke Electric

The Randy Post Racing Team is excited to welcome back Luedtke Electric as the primary sponsor for the 2024 racing season.

Based in Oostburg, Wis., Luedtke Electric, located at 214 North 10th St. 10th St., was founded in 1960 when Fred Luedtke’s dream of owning his own business became a reality.

Fred's sons began learning the trade when they were old enough to follow dad around. As a third-generation company, Todd and his two sons continue in the tradition of a strong work ethic and a passion for all things that power up, plug in, and provide light.

As a family-owned and operated business, Luedtke Electric prides itself on providing solutions for electrical challenges, and ideas for new projects with customers’ budgets and future in mind.

Luedtke Electric, which is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, specializes in residential wiring, service upgrades and light commercial, as well as custom residential and custom project lighting.

To contact or obtain additional information on Luedtke Electric, call 920-564-2022, send an email to brandon@luedtkeelectric.com or visit Luedtke Electric on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

Randy Post Racing

360 Sprint Car

2024 Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, June 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)

Saturday, June 15 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)

Saturday, June 22 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)

Randy Post Racing

360 Sprint Car

2024 Statistics

Total Events – 3

Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Events – 2

Midwest Sprint Car Association Events – 3

A Main Victories – 0

B Main Victories – 0

Top Five A Main Finishes – 0

Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0

Top 15 A Main Finishes – 1

Heat Race Victories – 0

Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

Pokorski focuses forward after Angel Park setback

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) June 4, 2024 – A promising start ended with a disappointing conclusion for Alex Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team in Akright Auto Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car competition at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis.

The fifth-year 360 Sprint Car racer opened up the event on a strong note by qualifying fourth overall in the 23-car MSA field with a lap of 14.228 seconds around the historic third-mile clay oval.

After lining up second in the third eight-lap MSA heat race, Pokorski held his position to finish in the runner-up spot to gain the fifth starting spot in the 25-lap MSA main event.

In the early laps of A-main action, the West Bend, Wis. driver searched for a comfort groove on the extremely rough track surface. After falling back to 10th in the running order, Pokorski worked his way back up to eighth through the course of four separate caution and red flag periods.

On lap 20, the 2023 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Most Improved Driver Award winner, got sideways in turn four after hitting a pair of treacherous ruts before collecting Bill Taylor.

The contact ended Pokorski’s night with heavy damage to his No. 4 Akright Auto machine. He was credited with a 17th-place finish.

“We had a very solid night going in qualifying and the heat race,” Pokorski said. “The track was very rough all night all night. In the A-main, I was racing closely with someone and just missed my entry to the corner. I bobbled over one rut and collected the car just in time to hit another rut, which sent the car a little too sideways. Unfortunately, Bill Taylor was collected and we both tore up our cars pretty good.”

A scheduled Plymouth Dirt Track Racing-MSA 360 Sprint Car event on Saturday, June 1 at The Plymouth Dirt Track was canceled due to rain.

Pokorski and the members of the Akright Auto Racing Team are scheduled to compete with the PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Cars as part of the fourth annual Road America Challenge on Saturday, June 8 at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis.

The event, which will also feature the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car series and PDTR Grand Nationals, will have grandstand gates opening at 4:30 p.m. with “on-track” action commencing at 5:30 p.m.

Sponsors and supporters for the 2024 Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team include Akright Auto, Mulch Express of Wisconsin, Lynch Buick GMC West Bend, Countryside Designs, Goeden Auto Body, Petersen Septic Systems, Wisconsin Bank and Trust, Professional Plating, Ace Hardware (Kiel and Sheboygan Falls locations), Cedar Valley Hunt Club, Real Estate Property Shop-Sue Erdmann, Bonafide Security Solutions, Novak’s Service Center, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

For more information on Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pokorskimotorsports or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Petersen Septic Systems

Alex Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team are pleased to welcome Petersen Septic Systems back as a sponsor for the 2024 racing season.

Since opening its doors in Valders, Wis. in 2012, Petersen Septic Systems LLC has provided premier septic tank service and the most reliable septic system installation and repair in Manitowoc and Two Rivers and the surrounding Lakeshore area.

“We offer our services to industrial, institutional, residential, new construction, commercial and municipal accounts,” Petersen Septic Systems Owner David Petersen said. “Customer service is our utmost priority. We do every job as it was in our own homes. Our experience is second to none in the area. Prior to opening the business, I worked for Tuschl Septic Systems from 2004 until owner Chuck Tuschl retired.”

The list of regular services Petersen Septic Systems offers includes septic pump repairs, test drilling/test boring, sewage treatment systems, septic tank removal, septic tank installation, water line repair, oil testing and perc testing.

“We provide all of these services in Manitowoc County and the surrounding areas,” Petersen said. “We are OSHA certified and are licensed MPRS/CST966051.”

Petersen Septic Systems is located at 7334 Nagel Road in Valders, Wis. For more information, call 920-323-2640, email petersenseptic@gmail.com or visit www.petersensepticsystems.com.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Akright Auto

Located at 106 North Bluebird Lane in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Akright Auto has served as a reliable source for auto parts since 1940.

With a highly trained staff of auto parts professionals, Akright Auto is well prepared to assist customers with vehicle repair needs with a wide assortment of affordable, high-quality auto parts available on-site. If a part is not available, Akright Auto offers next-day delivery services.

In addition, Akright Auto provides full auto salvage services, along with a 90-day standard warranty on all parts purchases.

Contact Akright Auto by phone at 920-467-4201, toll-free at 800-400-4201, via email at dakright12@gmail.com or visit www.akrightauto.com.

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4
Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, June 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Saturday, June 15 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Saturday, June 22 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)

Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4
360 Sprint Car
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 4
Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Events – 3
Midwest Sprint Car Association Events – 4
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 1
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4
410 Sprint Car
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 2
Interstate Racing Association Events – 2
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 0
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0
Dash Appearances – 0
Dash Victories – 0

Paul Pokorski
Akright Auto 53A
360 Sprint Car
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 1
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 0
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 0
Heat Race Victories – 0
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

 

 

Car Wash Mike Fast Time Award Highlights Tough Weekend for Andy Forsberg

PETERSEN MEDIA: Entering this past weekend’s Dave Bradway Jr Memorial event at Placerville Speedway with three consecutive strong weekends under his belt, Andy Forsberg had hopes of another good weekend but when it was all said and done a tough weekend was highlighted by a very cherished Car Wash Mike Fast Time Award on Saturday night.

“It was not a great weekend result wise, but finally winning the Car Wash Mike Fast Time Award on Saturday night was definitely something that I will look at as a career highlight,” Andy Forsberg said. “Mike Avilla was a huge supporter of us in Northern CA before his passing, and he was just a good person. We had some good times, and to win this in his honor is something I’ve been trying to do since it’s inception in 2012.”

The double header weekend featured Sprint Car Challenge Tour action on Friday night and NARC competition on Saturday.

Friday night’s SCCT show saw 40 cars pack into the pit area and Forsberg kicked the night off by timing the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Oroville Tax backed No. 92 in 10th fastest in his qualifying flight.

Starting and finishing fifth in his heat race, the Auburn, CA driver locked directly into the 35-lap feature event where he secured the 20th starting position.

On the slick racing surface, Forsberg was slowly able to work his way forward as he climbed into 16th by the time the yellow flag flew. The ensuring double file restart saw him charge into turns one and two when he hooked the thick cushion that built up and ended up getting upside down. While he was okay, there were a couple of issues that were unable to be repaired in the work area and his night came to a close.

Returning to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the Dave Bradway Jr Memorial with the NARC series, Forsberg got off to a fantastic start with the 33-car field as he earned the Car Wash Mike Fast Time Award.

Finishing second in his heat race, Forsberg transferred into the Dash where the vaunted eight pill lined him up in the fourth row of the six-lap shootout.

Unable to improve his feature event starting position, Forsberg rolled off eighth for the 40-lap feature event, but would not stay there long.

The opening laps of the feature event slowed heavily by stoppages; Forsberg was able to pick up spots when the action was green. Working into fifth by the third lap, Forsberg jumped into fourth following an open red on the fifth lap, and worked hard for a spot on the podium.

Getting into third at the halfway point, Forsberg ran there for a pir of laps before his car started to go away and he drifted back to fifth on the 24th lap.

Searching for grip, Forsberg was able to get his wing back as he slipped into sixth. On the 33rd lap, the Auburn, CA driver tripped the cushion in turns three and four, but with how thick it was, it packed his front end with mud and brought him to an instant stop.

That also brought his night to an instant end.

“I just made a mistake there and got over the cushion,” Forsberg said. “Usually, it’s not detrimental when that happens, but with how thick it was tonight it brought me to a stop and high centered me. It was good to be really competitive in the 410ci, I just wish we could have finished the deal out.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-14, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: After a consecutive month of double header weekends, Forsberg will solely be in action on Saturday night as the SCCT travels to Petaluma Speedway.

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

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

 

 

Tony Gomes 7th at Sprint Car Challenge Tour Portion of Bradway Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back to action on Friday night in Placerville, CA, Tony Gomes and C&M Motorsports scored a seventh place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour during the opening night of the Dave Bradway Jr Memorial.

“It was nice to finally have an event-free night where we didn’t have to make a trip to the work area,” Tony Gomes said with a smile. “I didn’t quite qualify as good as I needed to, but I was in a good position to race for a Dash spot I just couldn’t make it happen in our heat.”

Timing the Lund Construction/Anrak/Sam Rhodes backed No. 7c in 7th fastest in his qualifying flight with 40 cars checked into the pit area on Friday evening.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Modesto, CA driver chased after Luke Hayes and Justin Sanders but was unable to make any headway as he ended up finishing third which did lock him into the feature event.

On the slick Placerville Speedway surface, Gomes lined up in the sixth row for the 35-lap Dave Bradway Jr Memorial opening night feature event.

Having a solid start to the feature event, Gomes wasted no time working into the Top-10 as he jumped into ninth on the opening lap before taking over eighth on the race’s 10th circuit.

Slipping back to 10th at the halfway point of the feature event, Gomes took advantage of another’s miscue on 26th lap and was back into ninth. Moving into eighth just a lap later, he continued to press as the laps clicked off.

Working into seventh on the 30th lap, Gomes went on to cap his night off with his fourth Top-10 of the season with C&M Motorsports.

“I am very thankful that Cody and Mandi provide me such a great racecar to compete in each and every week,” Gomes added. “Big thanks to Cody, Bobby, and John for working hard and always keeping our pit area fun and loose. I am really excited that we are getting into the summer months and can get into the full swing of things.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Lund Construction, Anrak, Sam Rhodes, Alturas Tires, Swartz Diesel, Adrian Blanco Jewelry, Kings Meats, American Paving Systems, PT Shocks, Creason Enterprises, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: C&M Motorsports will be right back in action on Saturday night in Petaluma, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-4

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with C&M Motorsports by following @PrecisonShocks or @Mandi7C on Twitter.

 

 

Tulsa Speedway, Creek County host USL this weekend

By John Rittenoure

GLENPOOL, Okla. (June 3, 2024) - It has been well over a month since the Ortco Inc. United Sprint League presented by Same Day Auto Repair last raced. However, that will change this weekend with back-to-back nights of racing.

Friday Tulsa Speedway will host the USL and Rees Moran is leading the points race after posting wins at Red Dirt Raceway and Creek County Speedway earlier this season. However, Moran only holds a five-point lead over Brock Cottrell.

The top 13 in points will earn tow money in addition to the regular payout. The top five will earn $100 each with 6-13 picking up $50.

Pit gates open at 5 p.m. Friday. Hot laps are slated for 7 followed by racing at 7:30.

Saturday the United Sprint League returns to Creek County Speedway. The top 13 in points, if they maintain perfect attendance, will once again pick up their share of tow money. In addition to tow money all drivers that race on Friday will have their Creek County draw fee waived on Saturday.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday with racing getting underway at 7:30.

USL Top 10: 1. Rees Moran, 307; 2. Brock Cottrell, 302; 3. Joshua Tyre, 291; 4. Tim Kent, 287; 5. Matt Sherrell, 279; 6. Elizabeth Phillips, 277; 7. Jimmy Forrester, 274; 8. Noah Harris, 273; 9. Justin Patocka, 269; 10. Johnny Kent, 259.

About United Sprint League

Owned by Michael Tyre, the USL sanctions 360 two-barrel / 305 non-wing sprint car events throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states with goals of supporting sponsors and providing fans the the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of non-wing sprint car racing.

Website: https://www.myracepass.com/series/1794.

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

About Ortco Inc.

Ortco Inc. manufactures qualify oilfield parts from American made bar and shaped steel on computerized CNC machinery. Products are then Heat Treated, coated for rust prevention, and warehoused for shipments across the globe. Ortco also utilizes high quality investment castings for safety clamps and various tongs.

Website: http://OrtcoInc.com.

United Sprint League Marketing Partners

Ortco, Inc., Same Day Auto Repair, Speed Stix Shocks, D&G Contracting, DFR Discount Tire, Passing Points Podcast, Kent Fireworks, Hoss Media.

 

 

Many Winners and Tight Points Battles Highlight Start to the Huset's Speedway Season Entering Frankman Motor Company Night This Sunday

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (June 3, 2024) - Parity has been paramount throughout the first handful of races at Huset's Speedway this season.

There have been 11 different feature winners in a dozen main events thus far and the championship battle is less than a dozen points in two of the three premier divisions heading into Frankman Motor Company Night this Sunday.

The closest contest is in the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks as the top nine drivers are within nine points of each other. Tim Dann currently leads the championship standings with a four-way tie for second between John Hoing, Zach Olivier, Matt Steuerwald and Cory Yeigh all six points behind Dann.

Tyler Rabenberg is atop the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series standings by 11 points over Brady Donnohue. Dusty Ballenger is one point behind Donnohue with Shayle Bade 15 points out of the lead and Brandon Halverson 18 points behind Rabenberg.

Kaleb Johnson has built the biggest lead with a 33-point advantage in the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars. Christopher Thram ranks second with Sam Henderson four points behind him. Mark Dobmeier is 43 points out of the top spot and Justin Henderson is one point behind Dobmeier.

Yeigh became the track's first repeat winner of the season last Sunday when his second triumph of the year came during the 10 th A Main. Other winners this year include: Tyler Drueke, Tim Kaeding, Anthony Macri and Daison Pursley in the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars; Brylee Gough and Olivier in the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks; and Ballenger, Monty Ferriera, Andrew Sullivan and Cole Vanderheiden in the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series.

The main gates open at 5 p.m. with racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m. this Sunday.

Adult tickets are $20 at the gate or $17 if purchased in advance. Tickets for students 13-years-old to 18-years-old are $10 at the gate or $8 in advance. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

2024 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars :

Tyler Drueke- 1(May 19); Tim Kaeding - 1 (May 27); Anthony Macri - 1 (June 2); and Daison Pursley - 1 (May 26)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Cory Yeigh - 2(May 26 and June 2); Brylee Gough- 1(May 19); and Zach Olivier - 1 (May 27)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series:

Dusty Ballenger- 1(May 19); Monty Ferriera - 1 (May 27); Andrew Sullivan - 1 (June 2); and Cole Vanderheiden - 1 (May 26)

UP NEXT -

Sunday for Frankman Motor Company Night featuring the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

X: http://www.twitter.com/HusetsSpeedway

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 

 

SCCT Top-5 Highlights Bradway Weekend for Cole Macedo


PETERSEN MEDIA- Spending his weekend in Placerville, CA competing with the both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and the Northern Auto Racing Club, Cole Macedo recorded a fifth place finish on Friday night before a hard fought 11thplace finish on Saturday.

“It wasn’t the weekend that we had in mind, but it wasn’t for lack of effort,” Cole Macedo said. “Friday night the only really thing that hurt was a bad Dash draw, but on Saturday I put us in an early hole qualifying.”

The weekend came to life on Friday night as the Sprint Car Challenge Tour pres by Elk Grove Ford took center stage at Placerville Speedway to open up the annual Dave Bradway Jr Memorial.

Macedo got the weekend underway by timing the Tarlton and Son Inc./Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions/Executive Auto Sales No. 21 in second fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Macedo battled hard with Michael Faccinto for the top spot which was an automatic berth on the front row of the Dash if he could get to it. Battling tooth and nail with Faccinto, Macedo ultimately ended up second and still earned a Dash spot for his efforts.

Pulling the eight in the redraw, Macedo went eighth to sixth in the Dash and that ultimately lined him up in the third row for the 35-lap feature Sprint Car Challenge Tour feature event.

On the slick racing surface, Macedo lost a couple of spots in the early laps and found himself trapped back in eighth and ninth for much of the feature event. With eighth laps to go, he was able to make a couple of swift moves and work into fifth late in the feature event.

When the dust settled, Macedo held the position and capped the opener off in fifth.

Saturday night saw the attention turn to the Northern Auto Racing Club as the 410ci’s took over for the Saturday night finale.

Getting off to a big of a tough start on Saturday, Macedo timed in 11th quickest in time trials as he fought a thick cushion that his built up early in the night. Finishing sixth in his heat, Macedo was forced into the ‘B’ where a fourth place finish put him in the 40-lap Dave Bradway Memorial feature event.

Lining up shotgun on the field, Maced did a great job of keeping his nose clean as the early goings of the race were mired by numerous stoppages.

Once things were able to get into a rhythm, Macedo was able to work his way forward as he slowly worked towards the Top-10.

Getting into 10th with five to go, Macedo was up into ninth a lap later before a slight misstep saw him fall back to 11thwhere he ultimately finished.

“It was just a tough weekend, but like I said, the guys worked hard and we kept at it,” Macedo added. “Super thankful to both the Tarlton and Dyson families for supporting our race team so much and putting us in a great spot to be competitive each night we check into the pit area.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son Inc., Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions, Executive Auto Sales, Durst, Tarlton Estate and Asset Management, Bandy and Associates, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, Willwood Brakes, Vortex Wings, and High Performance Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 13, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 10, Top 10’s: 11.

ON TAP: Cole Macedo and Tarlton Motorsports are idle this week, but they return to action in a big way as they will reunite with the NARC Series for Northwest Speedweek which kick off on June 12th at Southern Oregon Speedway in Medford, OR.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21.

 

 

Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports Extend SCCT Winning Streak

PETERSEN MEDIA- When you’re hot, you’re hot, and right now Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports are absolutely sizzling as Sanders found himself in Sprint Car Challenge Tour victory lane for the fourth time in four events on Friday night to open the Dave Bradway Jr Memorial Weekend at Placerville Speedway.

“For whatever reason I can’t seem to qualify well at Placerville Speedway, but it’s a different story when we get to racing,” Justin Sanders said. “I had a great battle with Shane Hopkins during the feature and he did a fantastic job running the bottom and hitting his marks. I tried to stay patient and luckily I was able to get the lead back and pick up the win.”

With 40 cars checked in for Sprint Car Challenge Tour pres. by Elk Grove Ford action on Friday night, the Aromas, CA driver timed the Anrak/Thompson’s Family of Dealerships/North County Plastering backed No. 4SA in fifth fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Sanders needed to pick up the win to earn a berth in the High Sierra Industries Dash, and when the green flag flew he was hard on the throttle and jumped out front.

Pacing the field from start to finish, Sanders picked up the win and was solidly in the Dash. Pulling the ‘one’ in the redraw, Sanders put on an exhibition of speed in the Dash as he raced to the win convincingly and earned the pole for the 35-lap feature event.

When the feature event came to life, Sanders continued to do what he had done all night and that was get a great jump. Racing into the lead, Sanders began pounding the thick Placerville Speedway cushion that had built up at both ends of the speedway.

Working the high, scary side of the speedway, he soon felt pressure from Shane Hopkins who was methodically rolling the bottom groove.

On the eighth lap, Hopkins was able to get drive off turn for and take the race lead as Sanders quickly went from hunted, to hunter.

Never wavering, Sanders continued to work the cushion as they got into traffic and it turned into a very exciting battle with Hopkins. Exchanging the spot a few times over the course of the next 18 laps, Sanders powered back into the lead on the 25th circuit.

Leading the way the final 10-laps, Sanders went on to capture his fourth consecutive Sprint Car Challenge Tour feature event win, and fifth straight dating back to the November season finale.

“These races are not easy to win, and this SCCT has such a strong field that shows up night in and night out,” Sanders added. “This is really a testament to how hard this team works, and an ode to all the great sponsors who put us in such a great position to be at our best.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Anrak, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, North County Plastering, Triple X Race Co., Dale Miller Septic Inc., Smith Titanium, Frank’s Body Shop, Fisher Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, ADCO Custom Driveline and Exhaust, Hair by Lovleen, Factory Kahne Shocks, Vortex Wings, TJ Forged Wheels, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, and A.R.T. Speed Equipment for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 5, Wins- 4, Top-5’s-5, Top-10’s-5

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders continue to run with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour as they invade Petaluma Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

Dietrich continues winning ways with Sunday Selinsgrove triumph; Ohio Sprint Speedweek begins Friday

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (June 3, 2024) – Success continues to be the underlying theme for “Double-D” Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, not only securing three consecutive top-ten scores in their recent three-race sweep through Central Pennsylvania, but accumulating two podiums and a victory in the process, the triumph occurring in a Sunday stop at Selinsgrove Speedway on June 2.

The Selinsgrove victory, Dietrich’s sixth triumph of the season and worth $5,000, lined up to be a perfect case of redemption, as he was denied by one position just one night prior in Lincoln Speedway’s Steve Smith Tribute worth $10,119-to-win. Double-D did his best to grab a hold of the five-figure payday, but Troy Wagaman Jr. held strong, keeping Dietrich at bay even when the Gettysburg native attempted a last corner dive through turns three and four.

As noted, it was a three-for-three weekend for Dietrich in the top-ten category, opening action with a ninth-place score at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 31.

“We wanted that win at Lincoln, but getting the ‘W’ last night at Selinsgrove is a pretty solid consolation prize. It’s been a pretty incredible few weeks. We’ll work to keep this going through Ohio Sprint Speedweek,” Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Derek Snyder & Self Made Racing, York Excavating, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, No. 48 sprint car, said. “Just hats off to the entire team, and to our fans. They hung tough through the bad times and now we get to celebrate the good times. See everyone in Ohio.”

COMING UP NEXT: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a full FAST on Dirt Ohio Sprint Speedweek slate beginning at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, June 7.

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

2024 STATISTICS: Wins: 6 Top-Fives: 18 Top-Tens: 21

2024 HIGHLIGHTS: Finished fifth in each of his USCS/Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout (Volusia Speedway Park) starts on Friday and Saturday, January 26-27. Finished second in Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on Sunday, February 25. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway start on Sunday, March 3. Won first main event of the season at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, March 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Opening Day program on Sunday, March 17. Finished second and third in visits to Williams Grove Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway on Friday and Sunday, March 22 and 24. Earned second victory of the season at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 6; started 11th. Finished third at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Won third feature of the season in BAPS Motor Speedway visit on Sunday, April 14. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 28. Hard Charged from 24th to ninth against World of Outlaws at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, May 8. Finished third at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, May 19. Earned John Trone Tribute victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 24 ($10,039). Earned Bob Weikert Memorial victory at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, May 26 ($76,500). Finished second in Lincoln Speedway’s Steve Smith Tribute on Saturday, June 1. Won at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, June 2.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com. Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.


 


Thiel with WoO top-ten at Beaver Dam; Davenport, IRA double all on the table
Jun 3, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (June 3, 2024) – A weather shortened weekend for “Big Wheel” Scotty Thiel and Team 73, but nonetheless, success was still the overall outcome, concluding his one-night stay at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, with a top-ten result against the Greatest Show On Dirt. Thiel, who is still chasing a first-ever World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series score, finished tenth in his top-ten appearance, maintaining his place within the feature frontrunners after starting one position better.

Dubbed the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial, Thiel’s Beaver Dam preliminary effort included the 13th-fastest qualifying time of 31 entries, followed by a third-place finish during heat race competition.

“We wanted another shot at them on Saturday, but we’ll take our Friday results and move forward,” Thiel, ace of the Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, Lift Pro, Schmidts Landscaping, Complete Water, Iron Buffalo Saloon, GRP Motorsports, Lake Home Retreats, Elliott Family, Diamond Pools, No. 73 sprint car, said. “A great effort by this entire team. It’s been a challenge to find some rhythm this year, but we’re getting there. Taking things one race at a time is the key.

“We’re keeping an eye on the weather with a chance of making the trip to Davenport tomorrow,” Thiel added. “If that doesn’t work out, we’ll see everyone at Plymouth and Angell Park.”

ON DECK:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2024 campaign with a High Limit Racing Midweek Money Series program at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, on Tuesday, June 4, followed by back-to-back IRA Outlaw Sprint Series starts at Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway on June 8-9. Thiel’s visit to Davenport is weather pending.

2024 STATISTICS:
Wins: 1
Top-Fives: 3
Top-Tens: 4

SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned first victory of the season in an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series start at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 4. Finished fourth during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series action at Sycamore Speedway in Sycamore, Illinois, on Saturday, May 11. Finished tenth with World of Outlaws in Beaver Dam Raceway’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on Friday, May 31.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Scotty Thiel and Team 73 would like to thank all of their partners: Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, Lift Pro, Schmidts Landscaping, Complete Water, Iron Buffalo Saloon, GRP Motorsports, Lake Home Retreats, Elliott Family, Diamond Pools, Hepfner Racing Products, Triple X Chassis, Keizer Wheels, Behling Racing Equipment, Winters Performance Products.

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE:
High Limit Sprint Car Series: www.floracing.com.
IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com.
World of Outlaws: www.dirtvision.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
X: www.twitter.com/scottythiel64
Instagram: www.instagram.com/scottythiel64
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports

 

Westfall consistent in two-day Knoxville Raceway visit

Jun 3, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (June 3, 2024) – It was a weekend to be proud of for Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports, eventually capping Knoxville Raceway’s Corn Belt Clash with not only speed, but consistency, collecting back-to-back 12th-place scores and a heat race victory to boot. Westfall’s weekend at the Sprint Car Capital of the World will prove vital, as the annual Eastern Storm, featuring six programs in 2024, is set to launch in just over a week.

As expressed, Westfall, ace of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, Wix Filters, Rod End Supply, Allstar Performance, No. 33M sprint car, finished 12th in each of his weekend outcomes, kicking things off with a heat race victory on Friday, May 31. Although feature results were exactly the same, it was Saturday’s that proved to be the most notable, advancing four positions after starting 16th on the Corn Belt Clash finale lineup.

“It’s always great getting back to Knoxville. It’s the Sprint Car Capital of the World for a reason and we were thrilled for the opportunity to get back there,” Westfall noted. “We have a little bit of a break before we get things going with the Eastern Storm. Kinda like Knoxville, we enjoy the opportunity to visit Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It’s a special place to race and the fans are really passionate. It should be a great trip.”

ON DECK:
Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2024 USAC National Sprint Cars campaign with the six-race Eastern Storm set to commence June 11 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, Wix Filters, Rod End Supply, Allstar Performance.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/
Online home: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/
News coverage: http://fullyinjected.com.

STATS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 1
Top-Tens: 4

HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished sixth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Ocala Speedway in Ocala, Florida, on Thursday, February 15. Finished fifth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday, May 3. Finished tenth from 17th at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Indiana, on Friday, May 10. Finished tenth at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, on May 22. Finished 12th at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1.

 

 

Wilson 11th with Greatest Show On Dirt; Ohio Sprint Speedweek slate ahead ByTyler Altmeyer Jun 3, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (June 3, 2024) – A last minute plan to join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, certainly paid off for Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing, not only qualifying for Friday’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial main event, but racing on to finish 11th; a two spot jump after starting 13th for the 30-lap contest.

For Wilson, ace of his own Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics Warehousing & Transportation, DNC Hydraulics, No. W20 sprint car, the A-Main outcome was a perfect momentum kick, set to continue his 2024 campaign with nine straight days of FAST on Dirt Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition commencing Friday, June 7, at Attica Raceway Park. Certainly no stranger to Ohio Sprint Speedweek, Wilson is a former event champion, securing his first and only Speedweek title in 2015.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature stepped in and ruined the $20,000-to-win Jim Boyd Memorial finale at Beaver Dam Raceway; the event has been postponed until July 10.

“Feels good to get back to Beaver Dam with the World of Outlaws. It really wasn’t our intended plan, but things just kinda worked out and we were happy to make the trip. It would have been better to get both nights in, but it was a nice momentum and scenery change heading into Speedweek,” Wilson explained. “A big thanks to everyone who helped us get back into race mode for the weekend. We’ve had some off track bad luck, but we’re hoping a solid Speedweek will help us wash the slate clean and really get the second half of the year rolling in the right direction.”

ON DECK: If all goes according to plan, Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a full FAST on Dirt Ohio Sprint Speedweek slate beginning at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday, June 7.

SPECIAL THANKS: Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including:

Primary Partners: Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics Warehousing & Transportation, DNC Hydraulics

Associate Partners: SandRidge Custom, CJMM, Conkle Chiropractic

Product Sponsors: Winters Performance, Banshee Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports, Titan Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Nagy Equipment Sales, Ultra-Shield, BRS (Berryman Racing Shocks), All-Pro Cylinder Heads, AfterBurner Performance, TI22, King Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Sharp Advantage, KSE Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Real Capz, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Burns Petroleum, Smith Titanium, Kistler Engines

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregwilsonracing/ X: https://twitter.com/gregwilsonw20 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Attica Raceway Park online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Fremont Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

2024 STATISTICS: Top-fives: 3 Top-tens: 5 Wins: 0

 


 


Chris Andrews with momentum shift at Attica; Multiple Ohio Sprint Speedweek rounds ahead
ByTyler Altmeyer
Jun 3, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SANDUSKY, Ohio (June 3, 2024) – The 2024 season has been a rocky one for Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing, but despite the ups and downs, the team out of Sandusky, Ohio, is finally beginning to find some rhythm, collecting their first top-ten result of the season in a Friday night Ohio Sprint Speedweek tune-up at Attica Raceway Park.

Andrews, driver of his own Ohio Truck Sales, OTS Truck Centers, Fleet Capital, Cintas, Kenworth of Cleveland, No. 15C sprint car, finished eighth in his top-ten appearance, kicking-off the evening program with a four-spot jump from seventh to third during heat race competition. As hinted, the Friday night outcome was important on two fronts, not only padding Andrews’ 2024 stat sheet, but giving the northwest Ohio native a key surge of momentum – just in time for FAST on Dirt’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule that is set to launch Friday, June 7, at Attica Raceway Park.

Although unable to repeat top-ten success, Chris Andrews concluded his recent weekend of competition with a 15th-place score at “The Track That Action Built” on Saturday, June 1, launching his preliminary effort with the fastest overall qualifying time.

“A lot of high points this weekend, and we’ll take it. A great way to roll into Ohio Sprint Speedweek,” Andrews noted. “As of now, we’re going to enter four of the nine nights, but that could change pending how things kick-off at Attica on Friday. If things start off on the right foot, we may hit a few more. It’s hard to believe we’re already talking about Speedweek.”

ON DECK:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with multiple rounds of Ohio Sprint Speedweek featuring FAST on Dirt, set to take part in competition at Attica Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, and Millstream Speedway.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including Ohio Truck Sales, OTS Truck Centers, Fleet Capital, Cintas, Kenworth of Cleveland, Toledo Spring, NAPA Fremont Auto Parts, Burdue Insurance, TruckParts4U.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisAndrewsRacin
X: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews15C
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ChrisAndrews15C/
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.chrisandrewsracing.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Attica Raceway Park online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Fremont Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

2024 STATISTICS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 1

 

The Boss hard charges in Lincoln’s Steve Smith Tribute; Back to the Pigeon Hills June 8
Jun 3, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

HANOVER, Pa. (June 3, 2024) – It was a fabulous effort at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway for JJ Loss and JKL Racing, not only improving six positions to secure their top result of the season, but “The Boss” out of nearby Hanover, Pennsylvania, simultaneously secured the evening’s hard charger award – awarded to the competitor who advances the most feature positions.

In all, a sound Steve Smith Tribute effort for the 17-year-old, transferring through his respective heat race before starting 17th on the $10,119-to-win grid. Loss and his family-owned operation raced on to finish 11th in the 35-lap contest, already aiming for more, and better, when they return to the Pigeon Hills on Saturday, June 8.

“Overall, just a great effort all night long. We had to dig ourselves out of a hole, but it all worked out and I’m proud of what we accomplished,” Loss, driver of the Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC, Capitol Renegade, No. 67 sprint car, said. “An up and down year for us in some respect, but we’re a young team. The bad comes with the good, but we’re never down and out. We’re having fun and that’s the most important thing.”

ON DECK:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a return visit to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 8.

SPECIAL THANKS:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC, Capitol Renegade

Product Support: Radical Race Gear, Competition Suspension Inc, Journey Transport, CR Helmet Graphics, Keizer Racing Wheels, Smith Titanium, Diversified Machine (DMI), DMY Performance, Moose Blocks, Randy’s Electrical

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Those seeking marketing opportunities with JJ Loss and JKL Racing can do so by contacting the team directly at jklracing67@gmail.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow JKL Racing online, as well as on social media:
Website: www.jklracing67.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JKLracing67
X: www.twitter.com/jklracing67
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jklracing67
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jklracing67
News: www.fullyinjected.com

 

 

Eliason notches top-ten at Lawrenceburg; Big money week ahead for High Limit Racing

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 3, 2024) – Cory Eliason and Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR) notched another mark in the High Limit Racing top-ten column during the recent weekend, doing so on the highbanks of Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Friday, May 31. In all, a sound performance for the Visalia, California, native, timing in fourth-quick overall before finishing second in his respective heat race.

Eliason, who now owns 15 top-tens on the season, raced on to finish sixth in Lawrenceburg’s $12,000-to-win River Rage, advancing one position from the inside of row four.

Despite eventually concluding their weekend with a 15th-place outcome at Butler Speedway in Quincy, Michigan, on Sunday, June 2, Eliason and RSR are eager and ready to move forward, aiming big at a major money week through the Midwest beginning Tuesday, June 4, at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa.

“A solid Friday effort for everyone at Ridge & Sons Racing. Didn’t have the outcome we wanted at Butler on Sunday, but there’s plenty ahead to focus on,” Eliason, driver of the Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, No. 8 sprint car, expressed. “A lot of money on the line in upcoming visits to Davenport and I-70. A few wins would be a great and obvious momentum shift for our team.”

ON DECK: Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason [No. 8] will continue their 2024 High Limit Racing campaign with a big money week across the Midwest, kicking things off with a $20,000-to-win Midweek Money Series event at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, on Tuesday, June 4, followed by the two-day Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, June 7-8. The RRFR finale will award a $26,000 payday.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS: Highlighted “Battle at the Bay” at East Bay Raceway Park with 19th-place finish on Monday, February 12. Finished ninth (HL) at Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, Georgia, on Thursday, February 22. Finished ninth in Volusia Speedway Park’s Bike Week Jamboree (WoO) on Monday, March 4. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, March 22. Earned first victory of the season at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, March 24. Finished sixth from 15th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Finished tenth at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, April 13. Finished tenth at Southern Oklahoma Speedway and Salina Highbanks Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20. Finished seventh in back-to-back High Limit Racing starts at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, and Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11. Finished fourth in Kokomo Speedway’s High Limit Racing Midweek Money Series event on Monday, May 13. Finished second at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, May 19. Finished fourth in John Trone Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 24. Finished 12th in $75,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, May 26. Finished sixth at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Friday, May 31.

Stats: Wins: 1 Top-Fives: 5 Top-Tens: 15

SPECIAL THANKS: Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, Xpress Laundry, American Table, Rasmusson Service Center, Folkens Brothers Trucking, The P.O. Box, and The Bargain Barn.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing X: https://twitter.com/RSR_883 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch High Limit Racing online at www.floracing.com.


 

 

Reutzel continues consistent ways at Knoxville Raceway
ByTyler Altmeyer
Jun 3, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 3, 2024) – Two days at the world-famous Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, resulted in back-to-back top-five scores for Aaron Reutzel and Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR), doing so during the facility’s Corn Belt Clash (featuring the USAC National Sprint Cars) on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1.

Concluding as his top result of the weekend, Reutzel, ace of the Folkens Brothers Trucking, Don Long & STC, B And L Holdings, No. 87 sprint car, kicked-off his two-day campaign at the Sprint Car Capital of the World with a 360 sprint car start on Friday, May 31, capping the event with a runner-up finish to local standout, Jamie Ball. The Clute, Texas, native rallied big in the final two circuits, claiming third with three to go and eventually second on the white flag lap. Unfortunately, Ball was too strong and too far gone.

Just one night later, Reutzel and RSR finished fourth in the 410 sprint car portion of the weekend program, maintaining their place within the top-five after starting just two positions better. With all results considered, “A-Aron” is currently second in the Knoxville Raceway 410 standings, trailing Altoona, Iowa’s Austin McCarl by a mere two markers. Impressive enough, Reutzel and RSR now own 16 top-ten scores on the season, 14 of which within the top-five including five triumphs.

ON DECK:
Tentatively, Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel [No. 87] will continue their 2024 campaign with a busy week across the Hawkeye State, kicking things off with a visit to Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, for a High Limit Racing Midweek Money Series program on Tuesday, June 4, followed by a return visit to the famous Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 8. The High Limit Midweek Money Series “Duel at Davenport” will award a $20,000 top prize.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned a King of the 360s preliminary victory at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday, February 14; finished fifth in the $10,000-to-win finale (February 16). Finished fifth from 22nd (Hard Charger Award) in World of Outlaws visit to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Friday, March 15. Finished third in World of Outlaws start at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on Saturday, March 23. Rallied from 19th to finish eighth (WoO) at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 13. Earned second victory of 2024 in Knoxville Raceway’s season opener on Saturday, May 4. Finished fourth during High Limit Racing start at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday, May 10. Won 360 Sprint Car main event at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 11. Finished 3rd in 410 Sprint Car main event at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 11. Earned POWRi Outlaw 410 victory at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 17. Finished second at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 18. Earned victory (360) and runner-up finish (410) at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 25. Finished second during 360 competition at Knoxville Raceway on Friday, May 31. Finished fourth during 410 competition at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, June 1.

Stats:
Wins: 5
Top-Fives: 14
Top-Tens: 16

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Folkens Brothers Trucking, Don Long & STC, B And L Holdings, American Table, Commercial Edge, Rasmusson Service Center, The P.O. Box, and Bargain Barn.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
X: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch Knoxville Raceway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

 

SUMMER MONTHS JUNE AND JULY HEAT UP WILMOT RACEWAY SCHEDULE

(Wilmot, Wis., Sunday, June 2, 2024)--The unofficial start of summer has begun with Wilmot Raceway's 74th Season getting into full swing.
A sun drenched crowd was treated to an outstanding performance by the Monster Truck Throwdown special event on a reset Sunday afternoon, June 2, after rains washed out the originally planned event on June 1.
Action on the 3/8-mile banked oval resumes on Saturday, June 8 with Family Night Checkered Flag Giveaway featuring 11-75 IRA Lightning Sprints, Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Powered by Gandrud Performance earning Catalyst Exhibits Wilmot points as well, plus B&L Office Furniture powered by Great American Tire & Auto Repair Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars and Liftpro Powered By Gandrud Chevrolet/Hepfner Racing Products Wings 604 Crate Engine Winged Sprint Cars.
June 8 Grandstands open at 5 pm with on track activity at 5:30 pm followed by racing at 6:45 pm. Grandstand admission is $15.00 for everyone ages 13 & Over, ages 12 & under admitted free. Pits open at 3 pm with all pit passes $30.00. For updates phone track side race line 262-862-2090 or check official website wilmotraceway.com or track Facebook page.
Newly opened Culver's of Paddock Lake hosts a motorsports and street vehicle Cruisin' Night 4 p.m. until dark Wednesday, June 12. Youngsters are invited to bring the family to see competitors from Wilmot Raceway and other area racing facilities display their machines allowing an up close and personal look.
Let's Go Racing Motorsports Report hosted by Mike Babicz will be broadcasting its podcast live from the show on 216TheNet and Let's Go Racing Facebook pages along with 216 Creator Studio You Tube.
Starting off a twinbill for Father's Day weekend Friday, June 14 is Badger Truck & Tractor Pull with Combine Demolition Derby.
Bumper to Bumper IRA Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars return highlighting the Father's Day Spectacular Saturday, June 15 plus WingLESS Sprints, Unified Street Stocks and Bandits.
USAC National Sprint Cars make their only appearance of the season at the historic Wilmot oval on Saturday, June 22. Wilmot/Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints along with IRA Lightning Sprints round out the one of a kind all sprint car spectacular program.
Saturday Night Thunder closes out the schedule for the month on June 29 featuring Lightning Sprints, IMCA Modifieds in their only scheduled appearance of the month, Street Stocks and Bandits
Carload and Fireworks Night is Wilmot's pre-Independence Day Holiday event Tuesday, July 2. Winged 604 Crate Powered Sprint Cars, WingLESS Sprints and Bandits provide the on track action. Racing Roundup hosted by Jim Tretow will have a live broadcast from the Raceway.
Wilmot Raceway's Body Craft M3 Custom Graphics Pace Truck will be in the traditional Village of Antioch July 4 Parade. Several other drivers can usually be found at other area celebrations and parades.
Featuring on and off track fun and excitement starts off with a pre-race event evening party with activities and music on Thursday, July 11 to get things going for the two-day NOS Energy World of Outlaw Sprints in the Larry Hillerud Classic which features the traveling national winged warriors Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13. WingLESS Sprints complete the card both nights.
Post-race Friday, July 12 will have activities and live music.
Anderson's Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast starts things off Saturday, July 13 as 11-time IRA Champion and 2023 Wilmot regular season 410 Winged Sprint Car Championship winner Bill Balog, originally from Alaska now calling Wisconsin home, has his title marketing partner head up a great way to start the day. Mid-day activities and live music will get the fans and competitors ready for the night's action.
Following a week off, Saturday Night Thunder on July 27 features an all sprint car card with wingLESS, Winged 604 crate sprints and lightning sprints scheduled.
A first for Wilmot with the World of Outlaw Late Models coming into town on a special Monday program, July 29. IMCA modifieds wind out the card.
Current unofficial point leaders heading into June are Brian Strane Jr., 14-year-old IRA Lightning Sprints competitor. Second generation competitor Rusty Egan of Round Lake Beach, IL leads the WingLESS. Kenosha's Blake Kreuser heads up the Unified Street Stocks. Joel Crowbridge of Union Grove, Scott Neitzel of Beaver Dam, Austin Orth of Salem leads the Bandits.
For information and tickets to most Wilmot Raceway events check the official track website. The World of Outlaws Sprints tickets are available at SLS Promotions site exclusively as this is a leased event and Wilmot Raceway does not handle ticket sales.
Submitted by Michael H. Babicz

 

WNY Doubleheader Kicks off June for Empire Super Sprints

By Curtis Berleue (Ransomville, NY) | To kick off the month of June, the Empire Super Sprints are set to head to Western NY for a doubleheader weekend. For the only time in 2024, the tour will make a stop at the Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, NY on Friday night and at the Freedom Motorsports Park in Delevan, NY on Saturday night.

Friday’s trip to the Ransomville Speedway will again pay tribute to Ron Lux in the 25 lap Ron Lux Memorial paying $2,000 to win. Lux competed in the supermodified division at Oswego Speedway where he was a champion, along with the USAC sanctioned sprint car events. His career came to an untimely end in 1966, as Lux succumbed to injuries sustained in a USAC sprint car crash at the age of 28.

On Saturday, the tour moves an hour and a half south to the Freedom Motorsports Park. Saturday’s event at Freedom will be one of the highest paying tour events of the season, with $4,800 being added to the purse in memory of Julia Horton. The added prize money has been distributed through the field – the A-Main will pay $4,000 to win, $600 for 10th and $400 to start! Last year at Freedom, it was Jonathan Preston who was victorious.

The weekends Cobra Coaches Dash Series dashes will pay $125 to the winner of the four lap affair each night courtesy of IndyKart Raceway Indoor Karting. IndyKart is an authentic indoor racing experience where drivers can compete in professional, fully electric racing karts at speeds of over 45mph on a European-style racing circuit.

Pricing information and a full order of events for the weekends on-track action can be found on both Ransomville and Freedoms websites and social media pages, along with on the Empire Super Sprints social media pages.

For the latest news, information, and schedule updates regarding the Empire Super Sprints be sure to check the series website (www.EmpireSuperSprints.com) and follow along on Facebook (Empire Super Sprints), Twitter (@ESSprints) and Instagram (@empiresupersprints).

The Empire Super Sprints would like to thank the following series sponsors for their continued support: Rifenburg Contracting Corp, PJC Spray Foam, Hoosier Racing Tire, Cobra Coaches, E&V Energy, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Pinnacle Investments, LLC, Lacaillade Masonry, Inc., FX Caprara, ASI Racewear, Lanes Yamaha, Ashley Lynn Winery, Bicknell Racing Products, DirtTrackDigest.com and LC Design.

The ESS Road Ahead:

Friday, June 7 – Ransomville Speedway - Ransomville, NY ($2,000 to Win Ron Lux Memorial)

Saturday, June 8 – Freedom Motorsports Park – Delevan, NY ($4,000 to Win)

Saturday, June 15 – Evans Mills Raceway Park – Evans Mills, NY ($3,000 to win Kevin Ward Jr. Memorial Asphalt Spectacular)


 

Randall back on top at Knoxville; Duel at Davenport with High Limit next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (June 3, 2024) - It was another weekend to remember for Chase Randall and TKS Motorsports, not only concluding their two-day sweep at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, with back-to-back top-ten appearances, but securing their second 410 sprint car victory in the process, doing so in Knoxville’s Corn Belt Clash finale (featuring the USAC National Sprint Cars) on Saturday, June 1.

Randall, driver of Troy Renfro’s Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, No. 2KS sprint car, started third on Saturday’s grid, eventually working his way forward before earning command over Don Droud Jr. on lap 12. A winning theme all night long, the Waco, Texas, native launched his evening effort with an impressive two spot bump to win his respective heat race.

“You just gotta want it,” Randall expressed. “I want it so bad for myself and this whole (TKS Motorsports) team. They’ve given me one of the best opportunities I’ve had to compete at the top level. Starting in third, I was trying to be a little patient. It was super fast, and I knew lapped traffic would be my best bet. It kind of worked out for me. It just feels amazing to be standing here in Victory Lane, and we look forward to the future.”

As noted, Randall and TKS Motorsports earned back-to-back top-tens on the weekend, opening Knoxville Raceway’s Corn Belt Clash with a seventh-place score during 360 sprint car competition on Friday, May 31; his night started with the fastest qualifying time.

ON DECK:
TKS Motorsports and Chase Randall will continue their 2024 campaign with a busy week across the Hawkeye State, kicking things off with a visit to Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, for a High Limit Racing Midweek Money Series program on Tuesday, June 4, followed by a return visit to the famous Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 8. The High Limit Midweek Money Series "Duel at Davenport" will award a $20,000 top prize.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Online: www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series online: www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at: www.dirtvision.com
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at: www.floracing.com

2024 STATS AND HIGHLIGHTS:

STATS:
Wins: 3
Top-Fives: 8
Top-Tens: 12

HIGHLIGHTS:
Rallied from 24th to finish sixth with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 5; earned KSE Hard Charger Award for his efforts. Rallied from 16th to tenth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 13. Earned 360 Sprint Car victory in Knoxville Raceway’s 71st Season Opener on Saturday, May 4. Finished fifth in the 410 Sprint Car division at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 4. Finished fourth in POWRi Outlaw 410 start at Lee County Speedway on Friday, May 17. Finished eighth (410) and second (360) in Knoxville Raceway double duty start on Saturday, May 18. Chase Randall earned his first Knoxville Raceway 410 sprint victory on Saturday, May 25. Finished second in Knoxville’s 360 sprint car main event on Saturday, May 25. Finished second at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, on Monday, May 27. Earned second Knoxville Raceway 410 sprint car victory on Saturday, June 1.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, Justice Brothers, Serenity Custom Woodworking, Bush’s Chicken, Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery, EZ Print, Norwalk Small Engines, Flying A Motorsports, XYZ Machining, Rod End Supply, KH Suspension, Schoenfeld Headers, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Central Iowa Sheds, Mobile Dent Service, BK TI Components, Webb Family Farms, Mag-Tech Ignition, ATL – Aero Tech Laboratories, Quick Car, Schnee-Lawson Chassis, Hoosier Tires, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TKSMotorsports2KS
X: https://twitter.com/TKSMotorsports
News coverage: https://www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: https://www.tksmotorsports2ks.com

 

Schatz sixth in Jim Boyd Memorial opener; North Dakota and Minnesota all ahead


2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 3rd | 3460 (-58)

Date: Friday, May 31st
Event: Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Opener
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Beaver Dam Raceway (Beaver Dam, Wisconsin)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish: 6th (3rd)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 3, 2024) - Another World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series start resulted in another World of Outlaws top-ten performance for Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, this time finishing sixth in the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial opener at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Friday, May 31.

It was a consistent evening on the whole for the ten-time World of Outlaws champion, not only concluding competition with the aforementioned top-ten, but opening his evening with the sixth-fastest time of 31 entries, racing on to finish second in his respective heat race. Schatz eventually concluded all preliminary action third in the evening’s dash - his eventual A-Main starting position.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature, as she’s done so many times already in 2024, interfered with the Jim Boyd Memorial finale set for Saturday, June 1. The $20,000-to-win contest will now be hosted on Wednesday, July 10.

Donny Schatz and his Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier, VP Racing Fuels & Tub ‘O Towels, No. 15 sprint car will roll into the month of June on the back of 22 top-ten scores in 25 World of Outlaws A-Mains. The Fargo, North Dakota, native - who will visit River Cities Speedway in his next Series outing - is currently third in the WoO championship standings, trailing David Gravel and Big Game Motorsports by 58 markers.

ON DECK:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with their first visits to North Dakota and Minnesota for 2024. First up is the Don Mack Classic at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, ND) on Friday, June 7, and then it’s over to Minnesota’s Ogilvie Raceway on Saturday, June 8.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier, VP Racing Fuels & Tub ‘O Towels

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

Donny Schatz:
Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz
X: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz
Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
X: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2024 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
Races: 25
Wins: 2
Top-5s: 11
Top-10s: 22

 

 

Rain Claims Speedweek Finale, Dave Blaney Named Champion

(Franklin, PA May 2, 2024): Persistent drizzle through the afternoon doomed the final night of Western Pennsylvania Speedweek at Tri-City Raceway Park. “We tried to wait it out,” said new owner Josh Shiffer. “Although there was no deluge, the track took too much moisture through the afternoon to be run in for the night’s racing,” he added.

The show will not be rescheduled.

Speedweek points became official upon the cancellation. Dave Blaney was recognized as the 2024 champion. He scored second place finishes at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in round one, and at Sharon Speedway, in round three. In between, he had a top five finish at Lernerville Speedway. His brother, Dale, was credited with second in the points, with two-time and defending champion A. J. Flick in third. Tim Shaffer was fourth, with Mark Smith in fifth.

Racing will resume at Tri City Raceway Park next Sunday, June 9, with a four-division program. Topping the card will be the Krill Recycling 410 Sprint Cars. The 21st Century Energy Group 358 Modifieds, the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks, and the 4 Your Car Connection RUSH Sprint Cars will provide the support.

Remember that pit gates will open at 2 p.m., and spectator gates at 4 p.m. Regular event ticket pricing will apply. Any fans or racers with wrist bands or rain checks can use them at any future event for an even exchange in value.
The divisional sponsors of Tri City Raceway Park for 2024 are: Krill Recycling, LLC (410 Sprint Cars), 21st Century Energy Group (358 Modifieds), Hovis Auto and Truck Supply (Pro Stocks), and 4 Your Car Connection (RUSH Sprint Cars).

All competitors at Tri City Raceway Park will be eligible for the Marsh Heating and Cooling Heat Race Challenge. The driver that wins the most heat races over the course of the season, regardless of the class, will receive a special award.

Other marketing partners of Tri City Raceway Park for 2024 include: Erie Beer, Wab-Tec (manufacturer of locomotive engines), Schaeffer Lubricants, Keystone Transit (school buses), Blue Ox Timbers (buyers of timber and timber land managment), Constable Refuse (residential and commercial garbage collectors), First Rate Realty (real estate sales), Landscape Connection (portable toilets and landscape supplies), KEI-Klapec Express Inc. (trucking company), BKI-Bert Klapec Inc. (excavation and demolition), Shambaugh Towing, Gibson Hill Automotive (auto repair), McCandless Ford Sales (located in Mercer and Meadville), McCandless Trailer Sales (located in Mercer and Meadville), Big Dog RC (remote controlled cars and race track), McGregor Excavating, Les Frickshun Lubricants (lubricants and undercoating), Bish Heating and Cooling, Wet Hose LLC (pressure washing), Heffern Septic Service, Tionesta Builders Supply (located in Tionesta and Shippenville), UCIP-United Community Independence Program (housing and services for the handicapped), Close Racing Supply, Billy's Garage and Towing, Oakland-Rampart Equipment (makers of centrifugal dryers, wash systems, and separators).

Remember that you will need to check the Facebook page, Tri City Raceway Park, for current information. The former website is not updated and will soon be replaced.
Tri-City Raceway Park is located just a few miles north of Franklin, PA, at 3430 State Route 417 in Oakland Township. Professional auto racing will be presented in a family friendly atmosphere most Sunday evenings from May through Labor Day weekend.

 

 

Every Driver Can Taste Victory at Ohio Sprint Speedweek

Although there will only be nine main events, drivers will have ample opportunity to taste victory during FAST On Dirt's 42nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek, with help from Victory Fuel. The perfect drink to keep you hydrated and energized has come on board to sponsor the fourth heat race at all 2024 FAST events. In addition to heat race cash, a cooler full of free Victory Fuel Throttle Punch and Lucky Lemon Electrolyte Water will be available to all the drivers to stay fresh during the grueling nine consecutive nights.

"We are very proud to get Kevin and Jordan involved with Speedweek", said Aaron Fry, promoter of the FAST series. "The Swindell name has a lot of history throughout the early years of Speedweek", he went on to add, "three- or four-day weekends get tough on race teams' stamina, so we feel this is a fantastic fit to keep our drivers safer and healthier with Victory Fuel". Victory Fuel's sponsored Junior Sprint car will be on display in merchandise row at all nine races for fans to see how many young drivers get started in wing car racing. "We are excited to bring our Junior Sprint to the track for young race fans to sit in & fans of all ages to check out. Our 8 & 10 year old boys love to share their passion for sprint car racing and Victory Fuel" said Victory Fuel Sales Representative, Tanya Conley. "We have fun things planned for the fans traveling and camping with us during the series and are looking forward to an epic week of Ohio Sprint car racing". Victory Fuel is proudly made in the USA and can be ordered online at www.drinkvictory.com and at several tracks and stores throughout the USA.

Victory Fuel joins Tub-O-Towels, Ti22 Performance, Helms & Sons Construction, Hoosier Racing Tires, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, NAPA of Fremont, ALLmobility, and All Star Performance on the growing list of sponsors for the 42nd annual event. The action begins Friday, June 7th at Attica Raceway Park with consecutive nights at Fremont Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, Hilltop Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway, Millstream Speedway and finally, Saturday, June 15, wrapping up at Atomic Speedway.

 

 

Ryan Blaney Family Foundation Hosts Alzheimer’s Association Fundraiser at National Sprint Car Hall of Fame

Salisbury, NC–June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation is having a fundraiser on Saturday, June 15 at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa, with proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Des Moines.

Dinner with the Champions will be hosted at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame with Ryan, Dave, and Dale Blaney in attendance. For $100, attendees will be able to partake in a meet & greet with the Blaney’s while receiving dinner, having access to the Hall of Fame, and watching the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars compete at Knoxville Raceway!

The Blaney Family has many ties to not only dirt racing, but to Knoxville and Iowa, as a whole. Ryan Blaney’s mother, Lisa, is an Iowa native, and Ryan’s father, Dave, won the Knoxville National’s in 1997. Ryan’s uncle, Dale, has competed in the Knoxville Nationals multiple times throughout his career, and his grandfather, Lou, ran 4th in the Knoxville Nationals in 1974.

The Ryan Blaney Family Foundation is a long-time supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association, having developed a connection with the organization after Lou’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis and passing in 2009. Since then, the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation has raised and donated over $1 Million to the Alzheimer’s Association to help fund research and resources, such as the 24/7 hotline.

The NASCAR Cup Series is competing at Iowa Speedway the same weekend, making it the perfect opportunity to catch multiple forms of racing at one time! To find out more about the event or purchase tickets, visit: https://iowa.cbo.io

About the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation
Established in 2018, the Ryan Blaney Family Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting brain health causes, with focus on Alzheimer's disease and concussion, that personally impacted the Blaney Family. For more information on the Foundation or to donate, visit www.RyanBlaneyFamilyFoundation.org and follow us on social media:

Facebook: Ryan Blaney Family Foundation
Instagram: @rbfamfoundation
Twitter: @rbfamfoundation

 

 

BRODY ROA RACES TO THIRD PLACE FINISH IN 71 ST SALUTE TO INDY AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Cypress, CA, May 30, 2024) Southern California Sprint car racing star Brody Roa made it two podium finishes in a row when he placed third last Saturday night in the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series Salute to Indy at Perris Auto Speedway. It was his fourth top-four finish in five main event starts in 2024.

Things did not start the way Roa and car owner Jayson May would have liked. A small engine issue forced them to miss hot laps. However, in qualifying at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval, Roa turned in a lap of 16.990. That was the ninth fastest time of the night and placed the Garden Grove, California racer on the outside of row two in the third heat race. The veteran steered the gorgeous #8M car to a third-place finish in the 10-lapper.

Roa, who won the prestigious Salute to Indy in 2021, started the 30-lap main event in ninth. He was around the top five in the first half of the competitive race, which was a fierce battle from the green to the checkered flag. However, in the last half of the race, the car and the veteran driver began to fly. Running the outside, he moved all the way up to the third-place spot. While he was closing in on second, he ran out of time and finished third.

Roa’s best lap of the main event, an 18.576, came on lap 19. It was the sixth fastest of the 17 drivers in the race, and it coincided with when he began to pick off cars. He passed six cars in the main event, which was the second-best of any driver.

“Yeah, it was good there in the feature,” Roa told the crowd after the race. “In some runs we were running everybody down and in other runs we were just kind of hanging. We were really good at the end. It is a positive night. We moved forward, we had some good speed, and we are gaining on it. Jason, his whole family, and all his helpers put this together. It is the nicest racecar out here. It is a pleasure to drive. I am glad I get to come every week and sit in it.”

Between the USAC/CRA Series and the Ultimate Sprint Car Series, Roa has started five main events. He has finished in the top four, four times. His results include two wins in the USCS.

This week, Roa, his wife Tailor, and daughters Addi and Rylee are on vacation. His next racing appearance is scheduled for June 8th when the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series visits Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway in Bakersfield.

The May Motorsports entry is sponsored by Winfield’s Racing Engines, RDM Mechanics, Cooper’s Propane, TJM Distribution, TJM Distribution, Ten West Towing, Arctic Sea Mining, Wesco International, Elite Signs and Fastenal.

Roa would like to thank his own sponsors, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, Simpson Race Gear, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. If you would like to be a marketing partner in 2024, contact Roa using the information at the top of this release.

@roygamityanauctioneer @burris_racing_usa @mikeburrisoc @csishocks @theoriginalloosebruce @alrvirtualservices @simpsonracegear @moleculesports @rodendsupply @baldwinfilters @ngkracing @originalngksparkplugs @usacnation @usac_cra @perrisautospeedway @b_roa91 @tai_xoxo_roa @joegibb83, @caltrolinc @narc410 @drivenracingoil

Brody Roa’s 2024 Racing Results

03/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

03/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS – Broke

04/06/24 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS – Broke

04/20/24 Bakersfield Speedway USCS Sprint Cars 1st A Main

04/27/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

05/04/24 Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway USCS Sprint Cars Rained Out

05/18/24 Bakersfield Speedway USCS Sprint Car Series 1st A Main

05/25/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

 

 

Reinhardt’s Memorial Day Weekend Brings Another Top-10 at Williams Grove, Mixed Results with High Limit Racing
Bechtelsville, PA – May 31, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

The season has been a bit of a roller-coaster thus far for Kyle Reinhardt. He and his Capitol Renegade team have been working hard to get back to the consistent results they achieved in 2023.

The Memorial Day weekend provided multiple opportunities for the team to find their groove.
QUICK RESULTS

DATE: May 24, 2024

Event: John Trone Tribute
Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Williams Grove Speedway
City, State: Mechanicsburg, PA
Stats: 39 cars, Group B Qualifying 6th, Heat 2nd (2), A-main 8th (12)

DATE: May 26, 2024

Event: Bob Weikert Memorial
Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Port Royal Speedway
City, State: Port Royal, PA
Stats: 53 cars, Qualifying 35th, Heat 3rd (1), B-main 13th (11)

DATE: May 28, 2024

Event: Thunder On The Hill
Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Grandview Speedway
City, State: Bechtelsville, PA
Stats: 42 cars, Group B Qualifying 8th, Heat 5th (3), A-main 17th (20)

ANOTHER TOP TEN

The John Trone Tribute race at Williams Grove Speedway was the weekend kickoff for Reinhardt in the Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers, Capitol Renegade, Coors Banquet Beer, E-Z-GO Golf Cars, Henry’s Wrecker Service No.91.

Reinhardt’s qualifying lap scored him 6th in the Group B qualifying results and put him on the outside of the front row for his heat race. He brought home a runner-up finish behind Danny Dietrich in that 8-lap qualifying race.

In the night’s 25-lap finale, Reinhardt took the green from outside row six. He jumped into the top ten on the opening circuit, then continued to push forward.

At the checkers, Reinhardt crossed the line 8th, logging his second consecutive top-ten finish at the legendary oval.
MIXED BAG

Saturday night Port Royal Speedway, and every other track in the region, succumbed to the rain. The weather condensed the High Limit Series’ sanctioned Bob Weikert Memorial to a one-night event boasting $75,000 to the winner.

Sunday brought beautiful weather for the finale at ‘The Speed Palace’. Reinhardt timed 35th in the field of 53, then turned in a 3rd-place run in his heat. His points total after qualifying landed him in the B-main, where he finished 13th.

Aiming to regroup on Tuesday night with 42 teams on hand at Grandview Speedway’s High Limit Racing event, Reinhardt registered a solid time trial lap that ranked him 8th quickest in Group B.

A 5th place finish in his heat race put Reinhardt 20th on the grid for the A-main, which he converted into a 17th place finish.

“Port has been a struggle for me for the last few years but I am making progress on my car everywhere else and definitely getting a more consistent feel.”, Reinhardt commented on his up-and-down weekend.
UP NEXT

Reinhardt will take the upcoming weekend off. He will return to action June 8th at Lincoln Speedway for the Elijah Hawkins Memorial.
SEASON STATS

12 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 3 top 10’s, 7 top 15’s, 9 top 20

Kyle Reinhardt powers off turn four at Port Royal Speedway (Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx)
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

COORS BANQUET BEER

History

Coors Banquet beer was first brewed 150 years ago. It was the original product brewed by Adolph Coors in Colorado when he first established his brewery in 1873.

Over those 150 years, Coors has not compromised their craft. Since day one Coors Banquet has been brewed only in Golden, Colorado, with Rocky Mountain spring water and Moravian barley.

The company celebrated their sesquicentennial on September 30th, 2023 with a huge street festival in the town where it all began – Golden, Colorado. This memorable event featured a lineup of live musical performances, local artisans, brewery tours, limited-edition merch, and great food and beer.

Support Local

Ace Distributing is a leading beverage wholesaler in South Central Pennsylvania, right in the heart of the racing community.

When you head to your favorite dirt track, you want your favorite ice cold beer to enjoy, right?. Ace services over 1,400 direct retail partners across Lancaster, York, Adams, Franklin, Fulton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, Mifflin, and Juniata counties.

That means you can pick up some Coors Banquet beer from your local distributor on the way to your favorite track!

Please drink responsibly!

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2024 season.

Kyle can be contacted via kylereinhardt46@gmail.com.
ABOUT KYLE REINHARDT

Kyle Reinhardt is a professional winged sprint car driver based in New Oxford, PA. Originally from Neptune City, NJ, Kyle has been racing since 1999 and has earned multiple victories at every level he has competed in. Since turning professional in 2019, Reinhardt has compiled two track championships and seven victories, including an All Star Circuit of Champions win.

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt and shop merch at: KyleReinhardt.com

Follow Kyle Reinhardt’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Facebook: Facebook.com/KyleReinhardtRacing

Twitter: Twitter.com/KyleReinhardt21

Instagram: Instagram.com/KyleReinhardt21

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the support during the 2023 racing season!
Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers
Capitol Renegade
Coors Banquet Beer
E-Z-GO Golf Cars
Henry’s Wrecker Service

Maxim Chassis

FK Rod Ends

Kelly Racing Fuel

Arai Americas

KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

AL Driveline

DMI

Rider Racing Engines

Titan Wings

Simpson Race Products

 

 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE COMES FROM THE BACK TO FINISH 12TH IN WILD MARYSVILLE MAIN

The Night of Destruction like conditions continued on through the remainder of the race, but Chiaramonte was able to steer clear of the chaos. By lap 11, he was up to 16th. Four laps later, he was another spot higher in the race standings. He was still 15th, ten laps later, when officials feared cars were going to run out of fuel due to all the yellow flag laps. So, they threw a red flag, allowing all teams to add fuel to make it to the end of the race.

Once the green flag flew again, Chiaramonte moved up to 14th on lap 27. He stayed there until the final circuit when he steered the Tiner/Hirst Slade Precision Shocks/Larry Davis Farms/System 1 Pro Ignition #94TH past one more car to finish 13th. Make that a hard-fought for, well earned 13th for the talented driver and the top-notch crew.

This Friday night’s race at the Placerville Speedway will be the lid lifter for the Dave Bradway Memorial. Chiaramonte has been to Placerville one time this year. That was on May 11th when he finished second in the Placerville 360 main event.

Friday’s show will be Adrian Blanco Jewelry Night. The main winner will collect prize money, valuable SCCT points, and a custom watch certificate from Adrian Blanco Jewelers.

The spectator gate at the famous banked red clay oval will open at 3:00 p.m. on Friday. Adult tickets are $25.00. Seniors 62+, military, and Juniors 12-17 will get in for $22.00. Tickets for kids six to twelve are only $10, and children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available online at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/psr-053124 and at the ticket window on Friday.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway, log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made his racing efforts possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, OCC Motorsports, Hyper Racing, Chop Design, Adams Motors, Hacienda Casa Blanca Fine Mexican Dining, Evil Plus Injection, King Racing Products, Tiner/Hirst, and Keizer Wheels. If you would like to be a partner with one of America’s fastest-rising racing stars, please contact Daniel Chiaramonte via email at mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or by calling (619) 988-7563.

Braden Chiaramonte’s 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 1st A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

3/30/24 Adobe Mountain Speedway Non-Wing 600 Outlaw Micro 1st A Main

4/6/24 Stockton Dirt Track Sprint Car Challenge Tour 14th A Main

4/19/24 Lemoore Jet Bowl Non-Wing Outlaw Micro 7th A Main

4/20/24 Merced Speedway Sprint Car Challenge Tour 15th A Main

4/27/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

5/11/24 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5/12/24 Placerville Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5/18/24 Marysville Raceway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5/25/24 Marysville Raceway Sprint Car Challenge Tour 13th A Main

 

 

Speedweek Finale And More at Tri City Raceway Park

(Franklin, PA May 29, 2024): The Sprint Cars return in full force to Tri City Raceway Park this Sunday, June 2. New owners, Josh and Kyrsten Shiffer, will host their first finale of the Western PA Speedweek, which was revived several seasons ago by former Tri City official Tyler Beichner. But there will be an addition to the program that will excite the open wheel enthusiasts. The RUSH Sprint Cars will make their debut as part of the Sunday Thunder racing program at the Venango County oval.

“Tri City has a rich tradition of Sprint Car racing, and we are proud to build upon that legacy by offering fans a double dose of Sprints on a regular basis,” Josh said. “Tri City has hosted the final round of Speedweek ever since Tyler brought the series back to life, and we are looking forward to the 2024 edition,” Josh added. “The RUSH Sprints will take this event to another level,” he concluded.

Bob Felmlee was the most recent winner in the Krill Recycling 410 Sprint Car ranks. And he will be joined by two-time and defending track champion A.J. Flick, and more than a dozen other racers from the Western PA region. Flick is also a two-time Speedweek champion.

However, an impressive group of invaders will be on hand to challenge them. Last year’s Speedweek winner, Mark Smith, will be in from Central PA, along with Indiana’s Zane DeVault, the current points leader for the FAST on Dirt Sprint Car Series. Hall of Fame drivers like Tim Shaffer and Dale Blaney are expected. Other pilots like New Yorker Matt Farnham, and Ohio’s Ricky Peterson, plus a couple of racers from “down under” will add depth to the field.

Beginning this week, the RUSH Sprint Cars will have a permanent home at Tri City and they will compete under the banner of 4 Your Car Connection. They will take the place of the Mini Stocks, which were suffering from low car counts. Gale Ruth, Jr., who owns five career RUSH wins at the track, will be gunning for his first track championship on the big oval.

Chad Reitz and Steve Slater will square off again in the 21st Century Energy Group 358 Modifieds. Hayden Holden, Kole Holden, and Jimmy Holden will battle for the win and for family bragging rights, too.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Pro Stocks will be the fourth division in action this weekend. Chris Schneider, Tim Bish, Doug Iorio, II, Pat Fielding, Matt Bernard, and Josh Seippel are just a few of the talented drivers who will be on hand.

The racing action will start at 6 p.m. Practice sessions for the two Sprint Car classes will start an hour earlier. Pit Gates will open at 2 p.m., and spectators can enter the grounds at 4 p.m.

Regular event ticket pricing will apply for this event. Adults will be admitted for $15. Seniors (ages 62 and up), students (ages 11 to 16), and military will be admitted for $13, all with proper identification, of course. Children (ages 10 and under) will be free, as usual. Pit Passes will be $35, with the exception of children ages 2 and under, who will be admitted to the pits for $15.
The divisional sponsors of Tri City Raceway Park for 2024 are: Krill Recycling, LLC (410 Sprint Cars), 21st Century Energy Group (358 Modifieds), Hovis Auto and Truck Supply (Pro Stocks), and 4 Your Car Connection (RUSH Sprint Cars).

All competitors at Tri City Raceway Park will be eligible for the Marsh Heating and Cooling Heat Race Challenge. The driver that wins the most heat races over the course of the season, regardless of the class, will receive a special award.

Other marketing partners of Tri City Raceway Park for 2024 include: Erie Beer, Wab-Tec (manufacturer of locomotive engines), Schaeffer Lubricants, Keystone Transit (school buses), Blue Ox Timbers (buyers of timber and timber land managment), Constable Refuse (residential and commercial garbage collectors), First Rate Realty (real estate sales), Landscape Connection (portable toilets and landscape supplies), KEI-Klapec Express Inc. (trucking company), BKI-Bert Klapec Inc. (excavation and demolition), Shambaugh Towing, Gibson Hill Automotive (auto repair), McCandless Ford Sales (located in Mercer and Meadville), McCandless Trailer Sales (located in Mercer and Meadville), Big Dog RC (remote controlled cars and race track), McGregor Excavating, Les Frickshun Lubricants (lubricants and undercoating), Bish Heating and Cooling, Wet Hose LLC (pressure washing), Heffern Septic Service, Tionesta Builders Supply (located in Tionesta and Shippenville), UCIP-United Community Independence Program (housing and services for the handicapped), Close Racing Supply, Billy's Garage and Towing, Oakland-Rampart Equipment (makers of centrifugal dryers, wash systems, and separators).

Remember that you will need to check the Facebook page, Tri City Raceway Park, for current information. The former website is not updated and will soon be replaced.
Tri-City Raceway Park is located just a few miles north of Franklin, PA, at 3430 State Route 417 in Oakland Township. Professional auto racing will be presented in a family friendly atmosphere most Sunday evenings from May through Labor Day weekend.

 

 

KRIKKE MOTORSPORT SWEEP AWARDS NIGHT

THE 2023-24 season was certainly a successful one for the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Dayne Kingshott, and recently at the Burswood on the Swan in Perth they picked up their fair share of silver wear during the Sprintcar Entrants Group awards night.

In what has been one of Western Australia’s most competitive seasons in the 410 Sprintcar ranks, Kingshott, aboard the WA # 2 Mobil 1 / Bunbury Toyota supported Maxim, was the standout driver.

Running his fourth season with the Krikke Motorsport team, Kingshott was a model of consistency throughout his 2023-24 season campaign, which included a total of four feature-race wins, and it resulted in him picking up the Maddington Toyota Series and Perth Motorplex Track Championship double.

Apart from being officially awarded the Maddington Toyota Series winning trophy, along with the Perth Motorplex Track Championship, the Krikke Motorsport and Kingshott duo scored the following 2023-24 season awards:

• Driver’s Driver Award

• Achievement Award

• Bonza Bradford Memorial

• Feature Race Champion

• Most Feature Race Wins (x 4)

Looking back over their 2023-24 season, Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke expressed a lot of pride in what his team have managed to achieve.

“I’m very pleased with the efforts of the whole Krikke Motorsport team, as it’s been a very competitive season, especially during the Christmas-New Year period, and we came out on top in the Maddington Toyota Series points at season’s end for the first time in our team’s history,” he expressed.

“Dayne (Kingshott) started the season strongly and once he hit the lead of the Maddington Toyota Series early on, he was never headed. He showed great composure and has come a long way in a short time in a Sprintcar, and I’m proud of what he’s doing in and out of the car.

“On top of the four wins we picked up along the way, one of the keys to our successful season was our consistency all season and being able to make the most of our challenging nights, as it wasn’t all plain sailing – it never is in this game. The cars were prepped meticulously by our crew chief Matt Cochrane and all the guys never missed a beat all season. It was a great team effort, it’s a great environment.”

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2023-24 season supporters:

• Mobil 1

• Bunbury Toyota

• Maxwill Racing Engines

• PWR Advanced Cooling Technology

• Redline Media

• Hough Cabinets

• RPM Race Products

• Taralea Farm Macadamias

• Performance Racegear

• P1 Advanced Racewear Australia and New Zealand

• Number 4 Composites

• AFCO Shock Doctor

• Resolve Automotive Spraypainters

• Blackbeard Ltd

• JP Signs

• www.krikkemotorsport.store

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

 

 

34th National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Festivities May 31 and June 1!

Knoxville, IA, May 29, 2023 – Induction festivities are upon us here at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, and the schedule is a bit different than years past. We are excited to welcome eight new inductees and their families, our past inductees and supporters/ If you haven’t gotten your tickets for the induction banquet on Saturday June 1, call today, as there are a lot sold, and none will be available at the door!

Friday

It's always a fun weekend, with Friday, May 31 being another highlight. Our bench racing sessions with past National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees is always a great time! Some things are not changing. Dave Hare will return to emcee the event and keep things in as much order as he can!

We’ll have sandwiches and refreshments at NOON on the second floor of the museum on Friday. The bench racing session will be from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is open and FREE to the public. The time change accommodates the two-night Avanti Windows and Doors Corn Belt Clash featuring the USAC sprint cars.

Having our former inductees back to tell their stories is always a great time and Dave Hare does a great job with them. Speaking of former inductees, several have told us they will be in attendance over the weekend here. You never know who might show up for some bench racing!

Of course, our 2024 inductees “Bones” Bourcier, Tracy Hines, Paul McMahan, Jon Stanbrough, Gary “Deuce” Turrill and Ricky Warner plan to be here, as well as the family of Roy Robbins. Unfortunately, Bill Holder will not be joining us, but he’ll be here in spirit.

After the bench racing session, join us for the groundbreaking of the new Dennis Albaugh Suite Tower at 4 p.m. just east of the museum.

Saturday

Saturday, the 34th National Sprint Car Hall of Fame banquet will commence at the Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds behind the grandstands. The doors will open at 11 a.m. with dinner catered by the Rib Shack at Noon. The induction festivities will follow.

Following the banquet, everyone is invited to the second floor of the museum for the plaque unveiling for the thirteen new inductees!

“We’re very much looking forward to the induction of our 34th class of inductees into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame!” says Executive Director, Bob Baker. “We encourage everyone coming to firm up their plans and order tickets now if you haven’t already! We look forward to welcoming everyone to Knoxville!”

If you are unable to attend the banquet, you can watch LIVE on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Facebook page.

Tickets for the banquet are $35 and can be ordered by calling Jody Rawlings (641 842-6176) or by e-mail at JRawlings@SprintCarHoF.com.

34th National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 31

Noon – Sandwiches and Refreshments on the Second Floor of the Museum

1-3 p.m. – “Bench Racing” Session for National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductees hosted by Dave Hare on the Second Floor of the Museum (FREE to public)

4 p.m. – Ground Breaking for Dennis Albaugh Suite Tower

6:45 p.m. – Avanti Windows and Doors Corn Belt Clash featuring the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars and Knoxville Raceway 360’s

Saturday, June 1

34th National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Inductions

11 a.m. – Doors Open at Dyer-Hudson Hall

Noon – Induction Banquet Commences

3:30 p.m. (approximately) Unveiling of 33rd class of inductees’ plaques on the Second Floor of the Museum

6:45 p.m. – Avanti Windows and Doors Corn Belt Clash featuring the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars and Knoxville Raceway 410’s

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

Kody Hartlaub to Drive Trone Outdoors’ No. 39 Sprint Car
 

Port Royal, PA – May 29, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kody Hartlaub has shown a ton of potential in his young 410 sprint car career.

He has some impressive stats but so far this year the combination of inexperience and being in the wrong place at the wrong time on a few occasions have prevented him from truly cashing in on the speed his Ninety Five Motorsports team has had.

Last week Hartlaub was collected in a hard crash at the start of his heat race that left him banged up physically and in terms of equipment.

Just when it looked like Hartlaub would be sidelined for a couple of weeks, the storyline changed. Five days after the crash, he’s still sore but improving.

Then came the text from Steve Siegel that brought the East Berlin, PA driver to a meeting with John Trone and Kevin Frey on Tuesday night.
HISTORY OF THE 39

Just one week ago, Williams Grove Speedway presented the John Trone Tribute race. That might be all you need to know about the impact of the longtime car owner on Central Pennsylvania sprint car racing.

Trone has owned and entered the No.39 in events since 2007, with well-known drivers such as Greg Hodnett, Keith Kauffman, and Doug Esh among others piloting his car to successful seasons. Over the years, his team has won championships and big races and raced up front with the best of the best at Knoxville.

The roots of it all run back to John’s father, Ray, who first fielded the No.39 in 1955. For 17 years he had success with names like Dubendorf, Zirkle, Spriggle, Hersh, and Leppo behind the wheel. When Ray retired from the sport in 1972, the dust settled until John resurrected the family’s ties to the sport by sponsoring TJ Stutts. That evolved into ownership and the rest is history as they say.
THE PLAN

The outcome of Tuesday night’s meeting is that Hartlaub will pilot the Trone No.39 for a few weeks initially. After that, a decision will be made about continuing the partnership for more races together.

Communication will be a big key during the trial. Siegel is close friends with Frye and Hartlaub, mentoring the latter in recent years, so his involvement and input will be valuable.

“I’m excited to even have the opportunity to drive such an iconic car in the Central PA area. I’ve always said that history and experience is one thing that can not be replaced and that is one thing the 39 car has plenty of. If everything goes the best it can over then next few weeks I think that is a win in everyone’s book.”, Hartlaub said.

BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER

Trone’s team certainly has the resources to be successful. In recent years a handful of drivers have filled the seat of his car but success has been limited. In racing, things ‘need to click’ as they say. Sometimes they just don’t.

When the right people, resources, and partners do click, great things can happen.

Kody’s partners will join him in the Trone camp. Brewer Home Improvements, J Fuels, MooseBlocks.com, Bigham Appraisal, Griffith Plumbing Services, T and N Solutions, and other long-time supporters of Hartlaub will appear on the car.

“I cannot thank my sponsors enough for allowing me to do this and John for doing whatever it takes to accommodate them.”, an appreciative Hartlaub added.

Hartlaub built his 358 program the right way but did so in a short span of time over the last few years. He and partner Pat Brewer launched a 410 sprint car team last season for a few races as well.

Hartlaub’s success drew the attention of Bill Rose, who put Hartlaub in his seat for a few World of Outlaw races late last year.

Hartlaub entered this season as a full-time 410 driver in his own car with a goal of building it to a championship-caliber team just like he did with his 358 program. That said, he knows the realities of what it will take to be good enough to be competitive week in and week out in Pennsylvania. It will take time and experience.

This new pairing with Trone brings together a lot of knowledge, experience, resources, and ability. That equals a lot of potential for all involved.
UP NEXT

The new Trone / Hartlaub combination will debut this Friday night, May 31st, at Williams Grove Speedway at the legendary oval’s $8,000-to-win Diamond Series event.

SEASON STATS

12 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 1 top 10’s, 8 top 15’s, 10 top 20

KODY HARTLAUB RACING

Follow Kody’s season at: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Kody Hartlaub Racing on Facebook: Facebook.com/KodyHartlaubRacing

Kody Hartlaub on Twitter: Twitter.com/KodyHartlaub
The well-known Trone 39 has made it's mark on Central PA racing and beyond for decades. (Photo Credit: Derick Kriner Photography)

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for their support during the 2024 racing season!

Brewer Home Improvements, LLC

J Fuels

MooseBlocks.com

Bigham Appraisal

Griffith Plumbing Services

T and N Solutions

Smith Titanium

Herr Electric

Siegel Racing 59

Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Pretzel Boy

Barbie Miller, Realtor

KH Suspension

Don Ott Racing Engines

Pruitt Innovation & Technologies

AL Driveline

DMI Performance

SpeedComm

.

 

 

Brown swings through Pennsylvania; Knoxville Raceway double on tap

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (May 30, 2024) - Despite Mother Nature washing away one of three events on their Memorial Day Weekend schedule, “Blackjack” Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing put together a competitive effort in Pennsylvania Posse Country, not only joining Pennsylvania's finest for the $10,039-to-win John Trone Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, but eventually headlining their weekend agenda with Port Royal’s coveted Bob Weikert Memorial on Sunday, May 26.

Two starts resulted in two main event appearances for the Higginsville, Missouri, native, one of which concluding within the top-ten in the aforementioned John Trone Tribute. Blackjack raced on to finish 17th in the $75,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial - a field that included 50+ Posse reps and High Limit Racing “High Rollers.”

Brown’s Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary effort included the third-fastest qualifying time, followed by a one position charge in his respective heat race. Preliminary results put Brown seventh in the overall event points.

“It was great to get back to Pennsylvania and visit two iconic tracks. It’s a trip we always look forward to,” Brown, driver of the Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, Ditzfeld Transfer, No. 21 sprint car, expressed. “Just a spectacular event on Sunday at Port Royal Speedway. Massive crowd with a huge purse on the line. It’s not just a race…it’s an event, for sure.

“Our night started really well with setting the third-fastest time and a bump from sixth to fifth in the heat. That put us seventh overall in the points. Unfortunately, my wheel spinning ability isn’t the best and I ended up drawing the ten overall. I didn’t give the best feedback during the main’s open red and instead of getting better, our car actually got worse. But you’ll have nights like that. We had great speed at times but just didn’t have it when it counted.

“Hats off to my team for their hard work. Their attitudes are great and we’re looking forward to getting back to Knoxville on Friday and Saturday.”

With their first Central Pennsylvania swing of the season officially in the books, Brown and Brian Brown Racing will head back to the Midwest, set to invade the Sprint Car Capital of the World for a two-day showcase alongside the USAC National Sprint Cars.

ON DECK: Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with another action-packed weekend at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, entering 360 sprint car competition on Friday, May 31, followed by a 410 start on Saturday, June 1.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, Ditzfeld Transfer, Hawk Hunting, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Everlast Welders, Walker Performance Filtration, System One, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support. Finished ninth in John Trone Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 24.

2024 BBR STATISTICS: Wins: N/A Top-Fives: 3 Top-Tens: 8

2024 HIGHLIGHTS: Opened 2024 campaign with fourth and seventh-place finishes against World of Outlaws at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals) on February 7-8. Finished eighth in the Jason Johnson Classic (World of Outlaws) at Arrowhead Speedway in Colcord, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 6. Finished ninth at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 20 (High Limit Racing). Finished fifth in High Limit Racing start at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday, May 10. Finished second in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, May 11. Finished seventh at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 18.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/Brian-Brown-Racing-200630163294222/ X: www.twitter.com/brianbrown21 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.brianbrownracing.com Merchandise: www.shopbrianbrownracing.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series at www.floracing.com

 

 

Kubota High Limit Racing Diamond Classic one month away at Lucas Oil Speedway, with tickets available now

WHEATLAND, MO. (May 30, 2024) - One of the premier events of the 2024 Lucas Oil Speedway schedule is just one month away and fans planning to attend the inaugural Kubota High Limit Racing Diamond Classic can get their tickets now.

Two-night reserved tickets for the June 28-29 event are on sale online or by calling Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 295-6043 or they can be purchased online via stubwire.

The Kubota High Limit Sprint Car Series is co-owned by Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson and features top 410 sprint car drivers from around the country. This will be its first appearance at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Support class for the The Kubota High Limit Racing Diamond Classic is the Modified Invitational featuring the Heartland Modified Tour. An invitational format will be used to select 24 modified drivers to compete alongside the Kubota High Limit Racing Sprint Cars both nights.

Heartland Modified Tour officials intend to invite drivers who have not missed an HMT race up to that point in the season and/or remain in championship points contention. HMT officials will cap their invites to a maximum of 16 cars, if more than 16 drivers have made every race.

All remaining invites will be chosen by Lucas Oil Speedway. Track officials have indicated they will consider top track championship points drivers from both the 2023 and current 2024 seasons, as well as consider making random at-large invites to fill out the balance of the field.

The tentative schedule calls for pit gates to open at 4 p.m., spectator gates at 5 with hot laps at 6:30 and racing at 7:05 on both Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29.

Fans can visit highlimitracing.com to find out more about the series and the complete schedule for 2024. Info on the Heartland Modified Tour can be found at heartlandmodifiedtour.com.

Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis currently leads the Kubota High Limit Racing Series points chase, eight points in front of Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, Calif. Brent Marks, Corey Day and Rico Abreu round out the top five through Memorial Day.

In addition to the racing action, the band Dirt Road Addiction will play following the action on Friday night, June 28th from 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. on the south end of the Midway.

Dirt Road Addiction is described as a hard-hitting Country and Rock band based out of Missouri. Their sound has been described as "Jump-Country." People crowd the stage and jump around to the infectious rhythms and electric vocals. They play a heavy mix of modern country, rock, pop, and more which is evident through their extremely diverse setlists and their original music.

Dirt Road Addiction has played all over the Midwest at venues such as Busch Stadium, the Missouri State Fair, Kauffman Stadium, Ozarks Amphitheater and various fairs, festivals and events.

For more information on the band go to dirtroadaddiciton.com.

Kubota High Limit Racing Diamond Classic admission:

Friday, June 28th

Two-day reserved - $80

Adults (13-and-up) - $30

Seniors (62 and up)/Military - $27

Youth (ages 6-12) - $10

Kids (5-and-under) - FREE

Family pass - $70

Two-day pit pass - $85

Saturday, June 29th

Adults (13 and up) - $40

Seniors (62-and-up)/Military - $37

Youth (ages 6-12) - $10

Kids (5-and-under) - FREE

Family pass - $90

Pit pass - $45

For ticket information on any Lucas Oil Speedway event, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 295-6043 or via email at nmcmillan@lucasoilspeedway.com.

For ticket information about any event on the 2024 Lucas Oil Speedway schedule, fans can contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 295-6043 or via email at nmcmillan@lucasoilspeedway.com for more information about any event on the 2024 Lucas Oil Speedway scheduled.

 

 

$4,000-TO-WIN JEAN LYNCH CLASSIC TAKES CENTER STAGE FRIDAY NIGHT

Sarver, PA (May 29, 2024) On Friday night, the annual Western Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek makes it's way to The Action Track, bringing with it a stout field in terms of both talent from around the area and an ever increasing number of invaders. Friday will mark the fourth Lernerville appearance from the fast growing mini-series and in the 2024 incarnation, both the purse and the profile have seen an uptick as the annual Jean Lynch Classic will now call the Sarver speedplant home, jumping it's top prize to $4,000-to-win in the process.

The complete racing program will feature time trials following hot laps for the Peoples Natural Gas Sprint Cars plus four to five fully loaded heats and a 30-lap main event. In terms of car counts, the speedweek has drawn 30-35 cars in each of its first three editions at The Action Track and this year looks to draw even more as the list of confirmed drivers has grown to near record if not record numbers. Central PA hot shoe Ryan Smith took the honors of the inaugural speedweek in 2021 with defending track champion AJ Flick stepping up for the home team in 2022 and 2023 with feature victories.

Flick once again looks to be one of the favorites heading into Friday night, however Brandon Spithaler has gone two for two in action at Lernerville thus far in 2024 and has been a tough out seemingly everywhere else. Expected invaders include Central Pennsylvania's Billy Dietrich, Dylan Norris, Jordan Givler, Ryan Smith with Denny Peebles representing New York, and Zane Devault, Mitch Harble and Ricky Peterson who will be making the haul from Ohio and Indiana. Former track champion and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame member Tim Shaffer is also expected to be in attendance.

The remainder of the Fab4 racing card will also be on hand as the Precise Racing Products Late Models, Diehl Automotive Big Block Modifieds and the Millerstown Pic-a-Part Pro Stocks round out what promises to be one of the most action packed Friday nights on the 2024 schedule. They'll be undergoing round four of their weekly campaigns in what to this point has been a very competitive opening three weeks, highlighted by some fantastic races that have gone down to the wire so far.

The Peoples Natural Gas Sprint Cars will receive show up points on Friday night for participating in the Jean Lynch Classic while the Precise Racing Products Late Models, Diehl Automotive Big Block Modifieds and the Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks will receive regular points Friday night as they take part in round four of their regular season series.

Current Point Standings after round three (heading into Friday night)

Peoples Natural Gas Sprints

AJ Flick- 107 (1 feature win 4/26)
Carl Bowser- 91
Michael Bauer- 88
Brandon Matus- 88
Dan Kuriger- 79
(2 feature wins for Brandon Spithaler (4/19, 5/24)

Precise Racing Products Late Models

Michael Norris- 108 (2 feature wins 4/19,4/26)
Colton Flinner- 107
John Garvin Jr.- 101
Tyler Dietz- 95 (1 feature win 5/24)
Ken Schaltenbrand- 81

Diehl Automotive Big Block Modifieds

Garrett Krummert - 116 (2 feature wins 4/19, 5/24)
Rex King Jr.- 111
Jeremiah Shingledecker-100
Will Thomas- 99
Brad Rapp- 83
(1 feature win for Erick Rudolph 4/26)

Millerstown Pic-A-Part Pro Stocks

Christian Schneider- 113 (1 feature win 4/19)
Tyler Dietz- 113 (1 feature win 4/26)
Chris Schneider- 104 (1 feature win 5/24)
Cody Koteles- 87
Brett McDonald/Jason Fosnaught- 84

Pits open at 4 PM on Friday night with grandstands opening at 5 PM, time trials for the Peoples Natural Gas Sprint Cars at 7 PM and racing starting at 7:30 PM. General admission is $20 while children 10 and under are admitted FREE. Pit passes will be available for $40. Can't make it out Friday night? We've got you covered on our subscription based streaming platform at Dirt.tv. You can watch every lap LIVE from the 2024 racing season for just $24.90 per month or save money with our $149.99 annual plan!

 

 

Mohrfeld Solar Sprint Invaders Meet Malvern Bank 360’s in Stuart Sunday!

 by Bill Wright

May 30, 2024 – This Sunday, June 2, the Mohrfeld Solar Sprint Invaders will join the Malvern Bank 360 Sprint Series for the first time at the Stuart International Speedway in Stuart, Iowa. It will be the first appearance for the Sprint Invaders at Stuart, and the second for the Malvern Bank Series.

Two-time Sprint Invaders champion, Chris Martin was the winner of the Malvern Bank contest in 2023 at Stuart. He was followed by Jason Martin, Stu Snyder, Don Droud Jr. and Cody Ledger.

Paul Nienhiser leads the series’ point race, followed by defending champion, Ryan Bunton, two-time champ Cody Wehrle, Colton Fisher and three-time titlist Ryan Jamison. Tasker Phillips, Tyler Lee, Dustin Clark, McCain Richards and Chase Richards round out the current top ten.

The Malvern Bank 360 Series has gotten just one event in, that at the Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Nebraska. Jack Dover was the winner, ahead of Brant O’Banion, Chase Porter, Sam Henderson and Stu Snyder. The series will compete at the Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa Saturday.

Hot laps are scheduled for 5:15 p.m. with racing to follow. Adult admission is $18, with Kids 9-16 $10. 10 and under are FREE. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Hobby Stocks, Outlaw Mini-Mods and Dirt Trucks are also on the schedule.

For more information on the track, visit www.StuartSpeedway.net.

Keep apprised of the latest on the Sprint Invaders by visiting our Facebook page, or our website at www.SprintInvaders.org.

2024 Sprint Invaders Schedule

Saturday, April 13 – 34 Raceway (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL) Sunday, May 5 – Benton County Speedway (Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL) Sunday, May 26 – 34 Raceway (Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA) Sunday, June 2 – Stuart International Speedway (Stuart, IA)* Friday, June 7 – Scotland County Speedway (Memphis, MO) Sunday, June 9 – Adams County Speedway (IL) (Quincy, IL) Friday, June 21 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL) Saturday, June 22 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) Sunday, June 23 – East Moline Raceway (East Moline, IL) Sunday, July 7 – Benton County Speedway (Vinton, IA) Wednesday, July 10 – Cedar County Raceway (Tipton, IA) Tuesday, July 16 – Independence Motor Speedway (Independence, IA) Tuesday, July 30 – Bloomfield Speedway (Bloomfield, IA) Friday, August 16 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) Saturday, August 17 – Peoria Speedway (Peoria, IL) Friday, September 27 - TBD Saturday, September 28 – 34 Raceway (West Burlington, IA) “Fall Haul”

*co-sanctioned with Malvern Bank 360 Sprint Series

2024 Sprint Invaders Top 20 Driver Points (Feature Wins)

Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL, 656 (2) Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL, 638 Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA, 620 Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA, 605 Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 599 Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA, 590 Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA, 580 Dustin Clark, Agency, IA, 560 McCain Richards, Burlington, IA, 508 Chase Richards, Burlington, IA, 493 Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA, 438 Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA, 396 Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA, 371 Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA, 364 Nate Parks, Burlington, IA, 356 TJ Haddy, Waupun, WI, 305 Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA, 224 (1) Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA, 202 Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust., 201 Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA, 200

Series Sponsors

Title Sponsor – Mohrfeld Solar A Main Sponsor – Shottenkirk Automotive Shake-up Dash Sponsor – Agriland FS Winterset Heat Sponsors – Randall’s Performance, Ameriprise: Josh Denning & Associates, Morning Sun Farm Implement, Golden Eagle Distributors B Main Sponsor – Golden Eagle Distributing $50 Draw Sponsor (for drivers drawing a 50) – Avis Rent A Car/Budget Car Rental $75 Hard Charger Sponsor – In Honor of Christine Wahl-Levitt by Scott Donlan Hard Charger Contingency – KSE Racing Products Season Champion and Rookie of the Year – K-1 Race Gear

Contingency Sponsors

Hoosier, Midland Performance, K-1 Racegear, Rocket Graphics, Bell Helmets, Stronghurst Collision Refinish (SCR), King Racing Products, DMI, BMRS, KSE Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products

 

 

CRSA PREPARES TO END MAY AT AFTON
The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints powered by SuperGen Products are ready for round four of 2024 at Afton Fairgrounds Speedway Friday.

Afton hosts round two of the Joe's Garage Southern Tier Series and their first CRSA Sprints event since 2022 after both scheduled events last year fell due to rain. Back in 2022, Dana Wagner and Dalton Herrick took the checkers, with Herrick winning en route to his championship.

Here's a look at the stories approaching race night.

Tune In: Action can be seen live on Dirt Track Digest TV with Marty Czekala on the call. Expand your race night experience at the track or online through the MyRacePass app or at www.myracepass.com for $5.99 a month, featuring live timing, entry list, fantasy and results.

Last Week: Round three went down at the Weedsport Speedway and featured Jordan Hutton capturing the checkered flag for the second time this season and the 10th time in his CRSA career.

Hutton took the lead with 11 to go after Bobby Parrow broke a rear end while leading. This caution flag put Hutton out front, and he didn't look back to win at Weedsport for the first time.

"I've dreamed of this since I was a kid," said Hutton when asked what it means to win at Weedsport. "I remember I was a little kid watching the race with my uncle sitting in the stands. To win, especially with a sprint car, is a dream come true."

Jeff Trombley finished second, Scott Landers rounded out the podium, Dillion Paddock recorded fourth and Johnny Smith finished in the top five.

A series record 42 drivers checked in Sunday, beating out the 38 set by Land of Legends May 18.

Welcome back: Last year, Afton's races scheduled for Aug. 12 and Oct. 6 were rained out, forcing CRSA to miss out on a track that has been a familiar figure on the calendar since 2010, including the series' inaugural year in 2006. 35 races have been held on I-88, with 22 different winners. Dalton Herrick is the series' most recent winner, winning in 2022 during Short Track Supernationals weekend en route to his championship. Scott Goodrich leads the series in wins with five, most recently in 2016.

Back in Round 1: The inaugural Joe's Garage Southern Tier Series kicked off at Thunder Mountain Speedway May 4, with Jordan Hutton taking the checkered flag in a race that featured many lead changes early. Billy VanInwegen finished second, with Jerry Sehn Jr. rounding out the podium.

By The Numbers: At Afton, the average car count since 2010 has been around 16, but since COVID-19, the track has seen between 17-20 winged warriors a night. 49 different drivers have finished in the top five, with 21 different winners. Scott Goodrich leads in wins with four, while he and Josh Pieniazek each have 11 top fives. Mike Kiser is the lead active driver in wins with two and top fives with 10. Dalton Herrick is also a threat with six top-fives and four podiums.

From the Frontman: "We are coming off two successful shows with record car counts and end May returning to a place that has been with us since the beginning of CRSA's roots. This has been an exciting start to the year, and we look forward to continuing it at Afton!" ~ Mike Emhof

From the Track Promoter: "We're excited to host CRSA at Afton. It will be an interesting year, and we look forward to it! We hope it will be similar to what it's been at Thunder Mountain." ~ Karl Spoonhower

Up next: CRSA continues the I-90 Pit Stop Challenge Friday June 7, at Utica-Rome Speedway. All action can be seen on FloRacing.

Standings

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 468 pts

2. 3A Jeff Trombley -9

3. 22 Tomy Moreau -18

4. 29 Dalton Herrick -34

5. 28 Ron Greek -35

6. 9K Kyle Pierce -38

7. 21B Blake Warner -39

8. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. -44

9. J27 John Cunningham -73

10. 10 Nathan Pierce -74

Joe’s Garage Southern Tier Series Standings

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 170 pts

2. 56V Billy VanInwegen -2

3. 29 Dalton Herrick -7

4. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. -9

5. 9K Kyle Pierce -14

6. 28 Ron Greek -15

7. 21B Blake Warner -15

8. 1NY Mark Reynolds -18

9. 88C Chad Miller -20

10. 1Q Thomas Radivoy -22

Previous Winners @ Afton

1. Scott Goodrich (5) 2014, 2015 2x, 2016 2x

2. Jamie Christian (3) 2010 2x, 2011

3. Josh Pieniazek (3) 2011 2x, 2012

4. Jeff VanSteenburg (2) 2006, 2012

5. Danny Varin (2) 2013, 2014

6. Kyle Smith (2) 2016, 2017

7. Jeff Trombley (2) 2019, 2021

8. Mike Kiser (1) 2014 2x

9. Steve Lapine (1) 2006

10. Jeremy Quick (1) 2010

11. John Virgilio (1) 2011

12. Jeff VanDusen (1) 2012

13. Jordan Thomas (1) 2013

14. Dustin Purdy (1) 2013

15. Brett Jaycox (1) 2014

16. Brian Krummel (1) 2015

17. Emily VanInwegen (1) 2015

18. Bobby Hackel IV (1) 2017

19. Tyler Jashembowski (1) 2018

20. Alysha Bay (1) 2019

21. Dana Wagner (1) 2022

22. Dalton Herrick (1) 2022

Feature Winners

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 2

2. 77 Matt Rotz 1

Feature Polesitters

1. D9 Dustin Sehn 1

2. 48A Alysha Bay 1

3. 33 Scott Landers 1

Heat Winners

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 2

2. 56 Billy VanInwegen Jr. 1

3. 3a Jeff Trombley 1

4. 88c Chad Miller 1

5. 23 John Smith 1

6. 25G Tyler Graves 1

7. 18c Dan Craun 1

8. 22 Tomy Moreau 1

9. 80 Bobby Parrow 1

10. 33 Scott Landers 1

11. 99 Adam Depuy 1

Top 5s

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 2

2. 3A Jeff Trombley 2

3. 22 Tomy Moreau 1

4. 29 Dalton Herrick 1

5. 9K Kyle Pierce 1

6. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. 1

7. 56V Billy VanInwegen 1

8. 8 Dillon Paddock 1

9. 33 Scott Landers 1

10. 80 Bobby Parrow 1

11. 4s Johnny Smith 1

12. 48a Alysha Bay 1

13. 77 Matt Rotz 1

Top 5 Hard Chargers By +/-

1. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. +28

2. 21Z Zach Sobotka +24

3. 56 Billy VanInwegen +21

4. 9K Kyle Pierce +17

5. 8 Dillon Paddock +14

Fastest Lap

1. 56V Billy VanInwegen 1 (15.085s @ Thunder Mountain)

2. 77 Matt Rotz 1 (16.838s @ Land of Legends)

3. 121 Steve Glover (15.569s @ Weedsport)

Lap Leaders

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 30

2. 77 Matt Rotz 20

3. 80 Bobby Parrow 9

4. 56V Billy VanInwegen 5

5. 121 Steve Glover 5

6. 4s Johnny Smith 1

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products. Associate sponsors for 2024 include Pit Stop Convenience Stores, DisBatch Brewing Company, Dandy, Joe's Garage, Westward Painting Company, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, Magsarus Ignitions, Hoosier Racing Tire, Insinger Performance with their Stinger Race Fuel, My Race Pass and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

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

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Skagit Speedway Press Release: College and Kids night Preview 6/1/24

By Erik List

Alger, WA – It's College and Kids Night at Skagit Speedway this Saturday, June 1. Every kid with a school ID will get in for five dollars, as the action on the track stays hot with racing aplenty. The KartMart 410 Sprint Cars are back and joining them once again are the Skagit Aggregates IMCA Modifieds and the Hornets.

For their fifth week in a row, the Kartmart 410 Sprint Cars hit the dirt at Skagit Speedway, but a repeat winner has been crowned for the first time this year. Trey Starks broke the streak of new winners last Saturday, May 25, as he notched his second win of the season. Starks used a back straight-away restart to fly around Colby Thornhill, cruising off to his second win of the season. Starks won on opening night and has been on the podium in three of the four races this season in the 410. Starks grows his points lead to 38 over second place Robbie Price. Colby Thornhill sits in third, 46 points back of Starks’s 461 total points.

For their third time this year, the Skagit Aggregates IMCA Modifieds will return at Skagit Speedway. Tyson Blood found himself atop the podium for both races this year. The last time the Modifieds hit the track was Saturday, May 11. Blood sat in third place during the race, waiting in the shadows to make a move until the two cars in front of him got into each other, allowing Blood to squeeze by and take the lead. Blood sits atop the points with 80 in total over Ben Gunderson and Jeff Westergard, who are tied for second with 70 points.

The Hornets reunite with Skagit Speedway for the second time this year, and Brian Michelson has the lone win. Michelson led the final two laps of the A-Main on Saturday, May, 11edging out Colin Sims and William Zottneck, who got his first Skagit Speedway podium. Michelson leads the points battle with 125 total points. Colin Sims and Howard Vos sit in second and third, respectively, with 107 and 102 points.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat @skagitspeedway so you don't miss anything! We couldn't be more excited about racing this weekend, and we hope to see you there!

Pits Open: 1:00 pm

Will Call opens at 3:00 pm

Gates Open at 5:00 pm

Hot Laps at 6:00 pm

Opening Ceremonies at 7:00 pm with racing to follow

Tickets are available online at https://skagitspeedway.showare.com

 

 

Longtime Motorsports Executive and Eldora Speedway General Manager Jerry Gappens Passes Away at Age 63

On behalf of the Gappens family, Eldora Speedway sadly shares the news that longtime motorsports executive and Eldora Speedway general manager Jerry Gappens has passed away at the age of 63.

“Jerry came to Eldora with a wealth of experience and an equal amount of humility,” said Tony Stewart, owner, Eldora Speedway. “No job was too big or too small. His attention to detail was impressive, and he made sure the fan experience at Eldora was exceptional, always finding ways to make improvements with each and every event he oversaw.

“With Jerry at the helm, Eldora Speedway was in great hands, and I’m confident track founders Earl and Berneice Baltes would agree.

“The Eldora community prays for Jerry’s wife, Cheryl, their children Denny, Wes, Allison and Brad, and their family. Jerry’s presence was immeasurable, and he is sorely missed by all of us.”

Gappens came to Eldora from Indiana’s Gas City I-69 Speedway where he had been the promotor of the quarter-mile, dirt oval since 2018. Prior to his tenure at Gas City, Gappens spent 23 years with Speedway Motorsports, specifically serving as executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon for eight years (2008-2015) and senior vice president of events and marketing of Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway for 15 years (1993-2007).

Funeral arrangements will be shared at a later date.

 

 

Covington Ready For National Tour Weekend, After a Pair of Podiums
 

Matt Covington Racing- Glenpool, Ok. (May 29, 2024) After making it home from a couple of ASCS regional weekends that netted a pair of runner-up finishes, Matt Covington and team now shift their focus to this weekend and getting back on track with the ASCS National tour.
Covington finished second at Greenville Speedway May 18th in Mississippi, followed by another runner-up this past weekend at Lonestar Speedway in Texas.
“We definitely needed the last couple of weekends to try a few things with the car,” stated Covington. “We were good both weekends and right in the mix for the win, which helps morale and getting some confidence back going into the summer grind with the National Tour. I think we got a better baseline and good direction to go going forward. I haven't had a lot of laps at Rush County, but I am looking forward to getting back to Dodge City where we won last year.”
Covington upcoming weekend with the ASCS National tour will consist of stops at Rush County Speedway on Friday, and Dodge City Raceway on Saturday.
Matt and his team would like to thank all partners who are making this 2024 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, All-Star Performance, Missile Motorsports, Reece Construction, Outlaw Wings, KSE Steering, Winters Performance, A-Rock Materials, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Factor 1 Racing, Smith Titanium, Simpson Race Products, Huggins Cams, Kaeding Performance /FK Shocks, Ultra Lite Brakes, Maxima Racing Oils, Lawhon Solutions, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, KEN Enterprise, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, and T&L Foundry.
2024 STATS: Starts-13, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-6
ON TAP:
5/31/24 Rush County Speedway-La Crosse, KS
6/1/24 Dodge City Raceway -Dodge City, KS
LIVE RACE COVERAGE: This weekend's action will be live video streamed on DirtVision. You can also catch live scoring data and follow along on myracepass.com.
MERCHANDISE: Check out the New 2024 shirts that are now live on the website and pitside in the trailer. www.mattcovingtonracing/shopping/
STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2024 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on X (formally known as twitter), @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing and Tik Tok at @mattcoivngtonracing

 

Hartmann brushes off Wilmot hard luck, preps for Outlaws doubleheader

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 29, 2024 – It was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time as an incident near the half-way point of a 30-lap Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Founders’ Night event took Austin Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing out of contention for another strong A-main result Saturday, May 25 at Wilmot Raceway.

The Plymouth, Wis. driver qualified 12th overall in the 33-car field after turning in a lap of 13.231 seconds in IRA qualifying. Hartmann then started third and placed fourth in the fourth eight-lap IRA heat race.

The fifth-year Sprint Car competitor lined up 14th in the 30-lap IRA main event and advanced to 11th on lap 9 with an eye on another top-10 A-main showing when Corbin Gurley spun in turn three on lap 12. With nowhere to go, Hartmann was collected in the incident, which caused his 87A machine to flip on its side.

The damage suffered in the incident ended Hartmann’s night early with a 24th-place finish.

The team was scheduled to compete in an IRA event at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis. on Sunday, May 26. However, the event was canceled due to rain.

Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing Team will look to bounce back during the 14th annual NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Series Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts doubleheader weekend of competition at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.

Spectator gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m. with the Midwest Legends Dirt Series and 600cc Outlaw Winged Micro Sprints on the card both nights.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event will be streamed live on DirtVision.

“It was a tough weekend for my guys,” Hartmann said. “There’s no time to hang our heads. We have our full sights set on a weekend with the World of Outlaws at Beaver Dam. We are super excited to get after it with the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt.’”

After racing with the World of Outlaws at Beaver Dam Raceway, the team will return to IRA competition for the fourth annual Road America Challenge at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, June 8. The PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Cars and PDTR Grand Nationals are also on the card.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with on-track action scheduled to commence at 5:30 p.m.

One night later, Hartmann is scheduled to visit Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. for the second time in 2024 for the IRA Norm Nelson Classic on Sunday, June 9.

Spectator gates for the program, which also features the Badger Midgets, open at 4 p.m. with racing scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

All Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association events will be streamed live on FloRacing during the 2024 season.

The sponsorship partners for the 2024 87A Hartmann Racing team include Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Competition Specialists, Feldmann Sales & Service, Holler n Hills, Quasius Construction Inc., TheD8Dispensary, AF Inc., Metalcraft, Rich’s Truck and Auto Repair, Fastenal of Plymouth, Waldo Oil, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, Berryman Racing Shocks and My Race Pass.

The 2024 87A Hartmann Racing team consists of Eric Bergschultz, Ian Schultz, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham and Kristine Hartmann.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s website www.team87a.com and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – TheD8Dispensary

The Austin Hartmann – 87A Hartmann Racing team is pleased to have TheD8Dispensary back onboard as a sponsorship partner for the 2024 season.

Located at 2113 South Business Drive in Sheboygan, Wis., TheD8Dispensary is a medical cannabis dispensary offering pure Delta-8 THC, Delta-10 THC and THCP products with the largest variety in the surrounding area. TheD8Dispensary features the most compassionate and knowledgeable staff in the industry, which aims to provide assistance and answer questions about the natural benefits of medical cannabis dispensary products.

To contact TheD8Dispensary, call (920) 395-2904 or visit https://www.thed8dispensary.com/sheboygan.

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Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing 2024 Upcoming Schedule

Friday, May 31 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (World of Outlaws) Saturday, June 1 – Beaver Dam Raceway, Beaver Dam, Wis. (World of Outlaws) Saturday, June 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA) Sunday, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA)

Austin Hartmann 87A Hartmann Racing 2024 Statistics

Total Events – 8 IRA Events – 6 World of Outlaws Events – 1 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 3 Top 15 A Main Finishes – 4 Top 20 A Main Finishes – 5 Heat Race Victories – 0 Dash Appearances – 3 Dash Victories – 0 Fast Qualifier Awards – 0


 

Arenz racks up IRA top-five at Wilmot

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 29, 2024 – After missing out on a potential A-main victory when a Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association A-main was called due to curfew six days earlier at Angell Park Speedway, Travis Arenz and the Travis Arenz Motorsports team came back firing to post the team’s second top-five main event showing of the 2024 campaign in IRA Founders’ Night action at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, May 25.

Arenz, who was leading the previous IRA main event at Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, May 19 when the race was canceled short of the half-way point due to the city of Sun Prairie’s 10 p.m. curfew, opened the night by qualifying sixth among the 33 entrants with a lap of 13.021 seconds.

The 17th-year racer earned his second heat race victory of the 2024 season after starting second in the first eight-lap IRA heat race. The 2021 and 2022 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion started third and wound up fifth in the second four-lap IRA dash to nail down the 10th starting spot in the 30-lap IRA main event.

Following the first of four yellow-red flags, Arenz advanced to sixth in the running order before moving up to pass Blake Nimee for fourth on lap 11. However, Nimee returned the favor on the following lap to push the Sheboygan Falls, Wis. driver back to fifth.

Sprinkled around three more race slow downs/stoppages over the ensuing 19 laps, Arenz engaged in a spirited back-and-forth duel with Mike Reinke for fourth place.

Arenz held on in the closing laps to secure his second top-five A-main finish of the 2024 IRA campaign with a fifth place showing in a race won by Scotty Neitzel.

The team was scheduled to compete in an IRA event at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis. on Sunday, May 26. However, the event was canceled due to rain.

“I made sure not to over adjust the car and it seemed to help,” Arenz said. “Wilmot is always tricky it seems. From corner to corner, it’s different. I’m happy our qualifying has been more consistent and we have been making more dash appearances this year. Overall, I can’t complain about a top-five finish. It could’ve been better but I just didn’t finish the job.”

Following the Wilmot event, IRA officials engaged in the process of investigating the team’s equipment. As a result, the team’s potential racing plans for the upcoming weekend have not yet been determined.

“As for race plans this weekend, it’s up in the air,” Arenz said. “We are waiting for our MSD box to come back after officials took it to be inspected again after Wilmot. Traction control allegations are back. We are doing everything we can to allow IRA officials to do what they need to do to prove every aspect of our operation is legal.”

Arenz will return to IRA competition just a stone’s throw from his race shop for the fourth annual Road America Challenge at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, June 8. The PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Cars and PDTR Grand Nationals are also on the card.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with on-track action scheduled to commence at 5:30 p.m.

One night later, Arenz will visit Angell Park Speedway for the second time in 2024 for the IRA Norm Nelson Classic on Sunday, June 9.

Spectator gates for the program, which also features the Badger Midgets, open at 4 p.m. with racing scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

All 2024 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series events will be streamed live on FloRacing.

The 2024 Travis Arenz Motorsports sponsorship partners include Professional Plating Inc., Service One Transportation Inc., Don and Lynn Kiel, Oostburg Concrete, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Schoen’s Wildlife Removal, Premier Insurance Solutions-Craig Ladwig, Carbliss Hand Crafted Cocktails, Pallet Works, Lake Auto Glass and Service, Roth’s Auto Restoration, Hair Fellers Barbershop, Fastenal of Plymouth, Jensen’s Sales and Service, Amy Bruechert Reality, Duehring's Tax Service, Everhope Show Cattle, Sonntag Plumbing Inc., Kriete Truck Center and Arenz Auto Detailing.

The 2024 Travis Arenz Motorsports team consists of pit crew members Jerrod Gamb, Cameron Fritz, Bobby Bonelli, Keith Fellner and Emily Stadler.

Additional information on the Travis Arenz Motorsports team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook and X (Twitter) pages.

Travis Arenz Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Schoen’s Wildlife Removal

Travis Arenz Motorsports is pleased to have Schoen’s Wildlife Removal on board as a sponsorship partner for the 2024 season. Schoen’s Wildlife Removal has sponsored Travis since the beginning of his racing career in the Outlaw Compact 4-Cylinder division at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. in 2008.

Located in Sheboygan, Wis., Schoen’s Wildlife Removal goes beyond pest control to employ proven humane animal control methods based on decades of experience, traveling to any area of Wisconsin to handle all wildlife.

Schoen’s is state certified to manage all protected species, including bats, as well as controlling bees, wasps, ants, spiders, snakes, mice and many more.

Schoen’s, which has been in business since 2001, services farms, factories, businesses, schools, houses, apartments, cottages, rentals and just about any other structure that has a wildlife problem.

New homeowners are invited to contact Schoen’s Wildlife Removal for a quick and affordable pests inspection.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Schoen’s Wildlife Removal by phone at 920-331-0583 or 920-912-4205, by email at hotrod00119@yahoo.com or by visiting www.schoenswildliferemoval.com.

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Travis Arenz Motorsports
2024 Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, June 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)
Sunday, June 9 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (IRA)
Saturday, June 15 – Wilmot Raceway, Plymouth, Wis. (IRA)


Travis Arenz Motorsports
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 6
IRA Events – 6
A Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 2
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 4
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 5
Top 20 A Main Finishes – 5
Heat Race Victories – 2
B Main Victories – 0
Dash Appearances – 6
Dash Victories – 0

 

 

Tub O’Towels®to keep the teams clean
during Ohio Speedweek 2024

Chillicothe, Ohio - With the 42nd annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek just a little more than a week away, the Ti22 Performance Inc. FAST On Dirt sprint car series is excited to welcome Tub O’ Towels as an associate sponsor. With the help from Conner Morrell Racing, Tub O’ Towels has agreed to supply each competing team with a tub of their 90 count Heavy Duty Cleaning Wipes at each event on the nine nights of Speedweek.

"Anyone who has ever worked on a car of any kind knows the importance of good cleaning supplies", said Aaron Fry, promoter of the FAST On Dirt tour. "For the first time ever, nine consecutive nights at 9 different tracks, will be an unprecedented challenge for race teams. Having Tub O’ Towels on board to help keep the teams and their equipment clean, night in and night out, is greatly appreciated", he added.

The nine-race grind begins next Friday, June 7 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio and will roll on in consecutive days at Fremont Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, Hilltop Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway, Millstream Speedway and conclude on Saturday, June 15 at Atomic Speedway.

“Tub O’ Towels is actually made in Ohio, so supporting Ohio Speedweek is a natural fit”, said Marcia Boyd, Brand Relations Manager for Tub O’ Towels.

Tub O’ Towels – the world’s hardest working wipes – include a revolutionary additive that breaks the molecular bonds that hold grease and dirt on a surface. Manufactured in Cleveland, Ohio, each extra-large Tub O’ Towels heavy-duty cleaning wipe is 100-percent solution soaked and its poly-blend fabric delivers a fast, easy clean no matter the grime through a durable fabric that won’t break down. A new Tub O’ Towels heavy-duty cleaner and degreaser spray also is available, delivering powerful, quick cleaning and degreasing power in a spray for race, garage and other extreme grime environments.

Tub-O-Towels joins Victory Fuel, NAPA of Fremont, ALLmobility of Dayton, Helms & Sons Construction of Findlay, All Pro Cylinder Heads of Johnstown, Ti22 Performance, All Star Performance and Hoosier Race Tires as the primary contributors to the first ever FAST - Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

For more information about Tub O' Towels, please visit tubotowels.com.

 

Zearfoss aims big in Beaver Dam’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 29, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (May 29, 2024) – Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing put on some miles in their Memorial Day Weekend campaign, not only continuing their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series efforts with visits to Atomic Speedway and Fremont Speedway on Friday, Saturday, and Monday, but mixing in Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial in the process. In total, Zearfoss made four starts in his four-day travels, highlighting his agenda with tenth and 11th-place finishes at Atomic Speedway and Fremont Speedway on May 25 and May 27, respectively.

Zearfoss, ace of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, Berkebile Oil Company, No. 3Z sprint car, finished tenth at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, May 25, commencing the program two positions better from row four. In all, a sound effort for the Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native, kicking things off with the 11th-fastest qualifying time, racing on to finish third in his respective heat race.

Zearfoss’ aforementioned 11th-place score occurred in Fremont’s Rick Ferkel Tribute on Monday, May 27; the “Jonestown Jet” started fourth.

“A lot of running around, but that’s what it’s all about…I don’t think we’d have it any other way,” Zearfoss expressed. “Hats off to the team for hanging tough and putting in the miles to get us back to Port Royal for the Bob Weikert Memorial on Sunday, then back to Fremont on Monday. It takes a lot of hard work and support to make travels like that possible. I’m fortunate to have both by my side.”

Zearfoss finished 15th in Sunday’s $75,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial. He started 24th on the grid after earning the B-Main’s final transfer position.

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with two days at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1. Saturday’s World of Outlaws Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial finale will award a $20,000 payday.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Milton Hershey School, EnTrust IT Solutions, Berkebile Oil Company, XXX Race Company, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and CSI Shocks.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
X: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Stats:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 0
Top-Tens: 7

2024 WORLD OF OUTLAWS HIGHLIGHTS:
Kicked off 2024 World of Outlaws season with DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia Speedway Park (February 7-10); finished 18th, 19th, 13th, and 16th, respectively. Finished tenth at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Saturday, March 16. Climbed from 22nd to eighth at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, March 30 – earned KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished tenth at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 5. Finished ninth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday, April 12. Finished seventh in #LetsRaceTwo finale at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, May 4. Finished ninth at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, May 18. Finished tenth at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday, May 25.

 

 

Dietrich rules headlines in Pennsylvania; The Grove, Lincoln, Selinsgrove all ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 29, 2024) – It was a weekend to remember for Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, not only opening competition with a $10,039 triumph at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 24, but ultimately trumping that accomplishment two nights later at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace,” racing on to secure the Bob Weikert Memorial title for a $76,500 share.

The High Limit Racing program featured some of the best open wheel competitors in the country, but it was Dietrich’s time to shine, holding off late race challenges by “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney, and St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu, for the highest payday of his career.

Capitalizing on slower traffic, Dietrich took his Weikert Livestock No. 29 to the lead on Lap 30. A pair of late race cautions would make things interesting, but “Double-D” held strong.

Dietrich started third on the 40-lap grid.

“I’m not sure it actually even sunk in completely yet,” Dietrich, pilot of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Derek Snyder & Self Made Racing, York Excavating, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, No. 29 sprint car, stated. “So much to say and so many people to thank. The month prior to these wins were kinda filled with some ups and downs, mostly downs, but my guys never gave up. The drive and the ambition to do better stayed with us and it obviously paid off. We have a lot of racing left on our schedule. We’re going to celebrate this one for a while, but we still have work to do. We’ll do whatever we can to keep this momentum going heading into our busy summer schedule.”

“Double-D” technically concluded his holiday weekend on Tuesday evening at Grandview Speedway, rejoining High Limit Racing for a Midweek Money Series program worth $20,000-to-win. The Gettysburg native rolled off 15th and completed the 35-lapper two positions better.

COMING UP NEXT: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing plan to visit Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Selinsgrove Speedway in consecutive fashion on Friday through Sunday, May 31 through June 2.

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

2024 STATISTICS: Wins: 5 Top-Fives: 16 Top-Tens: 18

2024 HIGHLIGHTS: Finished fifth in each of his USCS/Germfree Southern Sprint Car Shootout (Volusia Speedway Park) starts on Friday and Saturday, January 26-27. Finished second in Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on Sunday, February 25. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway start on Sunday, March 3. Won first main event of the season at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, March 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Opening Day program on Sunday, March 17. Finished second and third in visits to Williams Grove Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway on Friday and Sunday, March 22 and 24. Earned second victory of the season at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, April 6; started 11th. Finished third at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Won third feature of the season in BAPS Motor Speedway visit on Sunday, April 14. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 28. Hard Charged from 24th to ninth against World of Outlaws at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, May 8. Finished third at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, May 19. Earned John Trone Tribute victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 24 ($10,039). Earned Bob Weikert Memorial victory at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, May 26 ($76,500).

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com. Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.


 

Thiel eager for World of Outlaws visit to Beaver Dam

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (May 29, 2024) – It will be a busy two days in the Badger State for Scotty Thiel and Team 73, set to join the Greatest Show On Dirt for back-to-back nights of competition at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1. Dubbed the World of Outlaws Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial, the two-day showcase will feature two, full programs, all of which headlined with a $20,000-to-win finale on Saturday night. Thiel will roll into the weekend on the coattails of one victory this season, that of which earned during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series action at Cedar Lake Speedway.

“We’ve been looking forward to this all season,” Thiel, ace of the Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, Lift Pro, Schmidts Landscaping, Complete Water, GRP Motorsports, Lake Home Retreats, Elliott Family, Diamond Pools, No. 73 sprint car, said. “We’re always striving to find ways to put ourselves and our partners on the map, and to find success with the World of Outlaws, basically in our own backyard, is the perfect opportunity to do so. We’ll head into the weekend with a clear mind and solid attitude. We’re excited to get moving.”

The “Big Wheel” will enter the Beaver Dam doubleheader fresh off of an IRA weekend at Wilmot Raceway and 141 Speedway. Despite Sunday’s visit to 141 getting the boot, action at Wilmot went on as planned with Thiel concluding the evening with a 14th-place score – forced to restart at the tail after a spin.

ON DECK: Scotty Thiel and Team 73 will continue their 2024 campaign with two nights of World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1. Saturday’s World of Outlaws Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial finale will award a $20,000 payday.

2024 STATISTICS: Wins: 1 Top-Fives: 3 Top-Tens: 3

SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS: Earned first victory of the season in an IRA Outlaw Sprint Series start at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 4. Finished fourth during IRA Outlaw Sprint Series action at Sycamore Speedway in Sycamore, Illinois, on Saturday, May 11.

SPECIAL THANKS: Scotty Thiel and Team 73 would like to thank all of their partners: Gibbsville Cheese, Professional Plating Inc, Ludwig & Sons Trucking, Total Restoration Services, Scott Thiel Builders, Lift Pro, Schmidts Landscaping, Iron Buffalo Saloon, Complete Water, GRP Motorsports, Lake Home Retreats, Elliott Family, Diamond Pools, Hepfner Racing Products, Triple X Chassis, Keizer Wheels, Behling Racing Equipment, Winters Performance Products.

LIVE BROADCAST COVERAGE: High Limit Sprint Car Series: www.floracing.com. IRA Outlaw Sprint Series: www.floracing.com. World of Outlaws: www.dirtvision.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA: X: www.twitter.com/scottythiel64 Instagram: www.instagram.com/scottythiel64 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports

 

Westfall and RMM look forward to two-day visit to Knoxville Raceway
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 29, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (May 29, 2024) – It was an action-packed week in the Hoosier State for Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports, and despite an impressive three-race campaign that included a 12th-place outcome in Terre Haute’s Tony Hulman Classic, and a tenth-place score at Circle City Raceway, the team’s time to dwell is limited, as USAC returns to action Friday and Saturday with a visit to the Sprint Car Capital of the World.

Dubbed the Avanti Windows & Doors Corn Belt Clash, the two-day visit to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, will be the first and only for USAC in 2024, awarding a total winner’s share reaching $20,000; $8,000 and $12,000, respectively.

Westfall, ace of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, Wix Filters, Rod End Supply, Allstar Performance, No. 33M sprint car, will roll into the weekend with four top-tens on the season, most notably a fifth-place performance at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday, May 3.

“We’ve had this one circled on our calendars for a long time…definitely excited to get back to Knoxville Raceway,” Westfall expressed. “We had a pretty solid week in Indiana last week, just need to put ourselves in a little better position early on in the night. Regardless, I can’t thank Ray and all of Ray Marshall Motorsports for their hard work and effort. We hope to put together two solid nights in Iowa.”

ON DECK:
Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2024 USAC National Sprint Cars campaign with a two-day visit to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, Wix Filters, Rod End Supply, Allstar Performance.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/
Online home: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/
News coverage: http://fullyinjected.com.

STATS:
Wins: 0
Top-Fives: 1
Top-Tens: 4

HIGHLIGHTS:
Finished sixth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Ocala Speedway in Ocala, Florida, on Thursday, February 15. Finished fifth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday, May 3. Finished tenth from 17th at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Indiana, on Friday, May 10. Finished tenth at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, on May 22.

 

 

Wilson perseveres at Fremont; Upcoming agenda still TBD

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (May 29, 2024) – Although their holiday weekend agenda was altered slightly due to transporter issues, Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing persevered for an impressive campaign, racing on to highlight their agenda with back-to-back top-tens in a Fremont Speedway doubleheader on Saturday, May 25.

Wilson, ace of his own Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics Warehousing & Transportation, DNC Hydraulics, No. W20 sprint car, finished tenth and fifth in the Fremont double, commencing his tenth-place outcome from the outside of row ten. The Benton Ridge, Ohio, native went on to charge from 10th to fifth in the evening’s second A-Main.

An impressive display, nonetheless, Wilson’s perseverance stretched all the way back to the program’s B-Main; the former All Star Circuit of Champions champion started fourth before finishing second.

Unfortunately, Wilson’s World of Outlaws effort in Fremont Speedway’s Rick Ferkel Tribute on Monday, May 27, was shy of an A-Main qualification.

“We had spurts of speed and progress all weekend, we just need to be more consistent,” Wilson explained. “A big thanks to Kyle Heitmeyer for bailing us out this weekend. We’re having some issues with our toterhome, but he was kind enough to loan us a toter and we were able to salvage our weekend.

“Not completely sure of a plan for this weekend yet,” Wilson added. “Once we get our toterhome figured out, we’ll be in a better position to determine where we are going to race.”

ON DECK: Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing are unsure of upcoming plans. More information to be released in the coming days.

SPECIAL THANKS: Greg Wilson and Greg Wilson Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including:

Primary Partners: Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics Warehousing & Transportation, DNC Hydraulics

Associate Partners: SandRidge Custom, CJMM, Conkle Chiropractic

Product Sponsors: Winters Performance, Banshee Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Fully Injected Motorsports, Titan Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Nagy Equipment Sales, Ultra-Shield, BRS (Berryman Racing Shocks), All-Pro Cylinder Heads, AfterBurner Performance, TI22, King Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Sharp Advantage, KSE Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Real Capz, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Burns Petroleum, Smith Titanium, Kistler Engines

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregwilsonracing/ X: https://twitter.com/gregwilsonw20 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Attica Raceway Park online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Fremont Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

2024 STATISTICS: Top-fives: 3 Top-tens: 5 Wins: 0

 

 

Andrews to continue 2024 season with AFCS double

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SANDUSKY, Ohio (May 29, 2024) – It was an action-packed Memorial Day Weekend in the Buckeye State for Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing, not only participating in events at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway (double feature format) on Friday and Saturday, May 24-25, but ultimately returning to Fremont two evening’s later for a World of Outlaws appearance on Monday, May 27. Andrews, a former two-time Attica Raceway Park track champion, qualified for all four of the weekend’s main events, concluding his stretch with a 22nd-place score against the Outlaws in the Rick Ferkel Tribute.

Andrews, ace of his own Ohio Truck Sales, OTS Truck Centers, Fleet Capital, Cintas, Kenworth of Cleveland, No. 15C sprint car, opened his weekend in the Buckeye State with a 17th-place score at Attica on Friday, followed by 18th and 20th-place scores in Fremont’s double feature program the following evening.

“We’re doing everything we can to get this program figured out. We’re timing better and better, we just need to put the entire evening together,” Andrews stated. “A little bit more of a routine agenda ahead for us, so we hope to pick up right where we left off and earn some more desirable finishes. Things will click in our favor eventually.”

Andrews’ Outlaw effort also included the fourth-fastest qualifying time in his respective group, followed by a fifth-place score in his respective heat race. The heat race result automatically transferred the Sandusky native into the evening’s 35-lap main event.

ON DECK: Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with an Attica/Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) doubleheader at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1.

SPECIAL THANKS: Chris Andrews and Chris Andrews Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including Ohio Truck Sales, OTS Truck Centers, Fleet Capital, Cintas, Kenworth of Cleveland, Toledo Spring, NAPA Fremont Auto Parts, Burdue Insurance, TruckParts4U.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisAndrewsRacin X: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews15C Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ChrisAndrews15C/ News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.chrisandrewsracing.com.

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Attica Raceway Park online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Fremont Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

2024 STATISTICS: Wins: n/a Top-Fives: n/a Top-Tens: n/a

 

 


Loss aims to impress in Lincoln’s Steve Smith Tribute
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 29, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

HANOVER, Pa. (May 29, 2024) – Mother Nature has done her fair share of interfering thus far this season, and that was certainly the case yet again on Saturday, May 25, neglecting JJ Loss and JKL Racing the opportunity to complete Lincoln Speedway’s evening program after winning their respective heat race. The Hanover youngster, recently celebrating his 17th birthday, will work toward redemption Saturday, June 1, returning to the Pigeon Hills for the Steve Smith Tribute awarding $10,119-to-win.

“That pretty much sums it all up for us,” Loss, ace of his family owned Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC, Capital Renegade, No. 67 sprint car, said. “We felt really good in the heat and obviously looking forward to the main event, but the weather had other plans. We’ll work to pick up right where we left off when we get back to Lincoln on Saturday.”

In addition to his recent start at Lincoln, “The Boss” joined the High Limit Racing “High Rollers” in a Tuesday night visit to Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, May 28. It was Loss’ first-ever attempt with High Limit Racing, completing the evening’s $20,000-to-win program in the C-Main.

ON DECK:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing will continue their 2024 campaign with a return visit to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 1, set to participate in the Steve Smith Tribute awarding $10,119-to-win.

SPECIAL THANKS:
JJ Loss and JKL Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Next Level Signs & Graphics, Your Hometown Agents – Colby Jacobs & Neil Reichart Team, Diversified Cuts, Wolf’s Plumbing LLC, Capital Renegade

Product Support: Radical Race Gear, Competition Suspension Inc, Journey Transport, CR Helmet Graphics, Keizer Racing Wheels, Smith Titanium, Diversified Machine (DMI), DMY Performance, Moose Blocks, Randy’s Electrical

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Those seeking marketing opportunities with JJ Loss and JKL Racing can do so by contacting the team directly at jklracing67@gmail.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow JKL Racing online, as well as on social media:
Website: www.jklracing67.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JKLracing67
X: www.twitter.com/jklracing67
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jklracing67
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jklracing67
News: www.fullyinjected.com


 

Eliason and RSR rally forward in Weikert Memorial; Indiana and Michigan pair on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 29, 2024) – Cory Eliason and Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR) made the most of their recent visit to Pennsylvania Posse Country, not only highlighting action with an impressive rally in Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial on Sunday, May 26, but accomplishing a top-five just two nights prior at Williams Grove Speedway – Eliason’s fifth of the season for car owner Brian Ridge.

Eliason, ace of the Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, No. 8 sprint car, finished fourth in his Williams Grove Speedway top-five, an event honoring long time Central Pennsylvania car owner, John Trone. Although far from a frequent flier, Eliason is certainly no stranger to the Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, halfmile, earning a pair of top-tens, one of which a podium, already this season.

As noted, Eliason and RSR put together an impressive rally in Port Royal Speedway’s Weikert Memorial, finishing 12th in the $75,000-to-win blockbuster after commencing action from row 12.

“We’re always striving to do better, but making progress against a field like that is always something to be proud of,” Eliason stated. “The goal is to put ourselves up front in Indiana and Michigan. There’s no reason why we can’t do that.”

ON DECK: Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason [No. 8] will continue their 2024 High Limit Racing campaign with visits to Indiana and Michigan on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1. The Series will invade Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Friday, followed by a stop at Butler Motor Speedway in Quincy, Michigan, on Saturday.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS: Highlighted “Battle at the Bay” at East Bay Raceway Park with 19th-place finish on Monday, February 12. Finished ninth (HL) at Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, Georgia, on Thursday, February 22. Finished ninth in Volusia Speedway Park’s Bike Week Jamboree (WoO) on Monday, March 4. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, March 22. Earned first victory of the season at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, March 24. Finished sixth from 15th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Finished tenth at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, April 13. Finished tenth at Southern Oklahoma Speedway and Salina Highbanks Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20. Finished seventh in back-to-back High Limit Racing starts at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, and Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11. Finished fourth in Kokomo Speedway’s High Limit Racing Midweek Money Series event on Monday, May 13. Finished second at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, May 19. Finished fourth in John Trone Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 24. Finished 12th in $75,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, May 26.

Stats: Wins: 1 Top-Fives: 5 Top-Tens: 14

SPECIAL THANKS: Ridge & Sons Racing and Cory Eliason would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Commercial Edge, NDT New Direction Transport LLC, Ridge Development, North Ridge Development, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, B And L Holdings, Xpress Laundry, American Table, Rasmusson Service Center, Folkens Brothers Trucking, The P.O. Box, and The Bargain Barn.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing X: https://twitter.com/RSR_883 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch High Limit Racing online at www.floracing.com.

 

Reutzel continues to pad stat book with impressive Memorial Day Weekend campaign
ByTyler Altmeyer
May 29, 2024

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 29, 2024) – A long weekend in the Midwest concluded with a long list of accomplishments for Ridge & Sons Racing (RSR) and Aaron Reutzel, not only accumulating a trio of top-ten outcomes, two of which assembled on the same night, but earning a victory in the process – once again at the Sprint Car Capital of the World.

Reutzel, ace of Brian and Lisa Ridge’s Folkens Brothers Trucking, Don Long & STC, B And L Holdings, No. 87 sprint car, earned his victory during 360 sprint car competition at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 25, scooting by Jack Anderson on lap 12 and never looking back. The triumph, earning the Clute, Texas, native a $3,000 payday, was the 11th of Reutzel’s career within the 360 ranks at Knoxville, nearly doubling up on the evening with a runner-up finish to Chase Randall during the 410 portion of the program.

“The car was really good,” said Reutzel in Knoxville Victory Lane. “Wow! It gets sketchy out there sometimes when the leaders are going so much faster than those lapped cars. There were a couple scary moments there. I was glad we were able to hang on. (Anderson) was doing a hell of a job moving around. I actually think he might have had a better car than me. He could get out in the middle and still keep his momentum up. I just had to keep ducking when he dodged and dodging when he ducked. Wherever he went, I had to hurry up and pick another line. I just had to go up the hill and come back down; he just had one lapped car screw him up.”

Reutzel and RSR eventually concluded their holiday weekend with a two-night stay at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, on Sunday and Monday, May 26-27, highlighting the pair with a sixth-place result on Sunday.

ON DECK:
Tentatively, Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel [No. 87] will continue their 2024 campaign with a two-day visit to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday, May 31 through June 1.

2024 STATISTICS & HIGHLIGHTS:
Earned a King of the 360s preliminary victory at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday, February 14; finished fifth in the $10,000-to-win finale (February 16). Finished fifth from 22nd (Hard Charger Award) in World of Outlaws visit to Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Friday, March 15. Finished third in World of Outlaws start at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas, on Saturday, March 23. Rallied from 19th to finish eighth (WoO) at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 13. Earned second victory of 2024 in Knoxville Raceway’s season opener on Saturday, May 4. Finished fourth during High Limit Racing start at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday, May 10. Won 360 Sprint Car main event at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 11. Finished 3rd in 410 Sprint Car main event at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 11. Earned POWRi Outlaw 410 victory at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 17. Finished second at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 18. Earned victory (360) and runner-up finish (410) at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 25.

Stats:
Wins: 5
Top-Fives: 12
Top-Tens: 14

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ridge & Sons Racing and Aaron Reutzel would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Folkens Brothers Trucking, Don Long & STC, B And L Holdings, American Table, Commercial Edge, Rasmusson Service Center, The P.O. Box, and Bargain Barn.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/83RSRRacing
X: https://twitter.com/RSR_883
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch Knoxville Raceway online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.

 

 

OPEN WHEEL SHOWDOWN ADDS SECOND WEEKEND WITH RETURN TO LAS VEGAS

May 29, 2024 - Open Wheel Showdown promoter Davey Hamilton Jr. announced today an addition to the Davey Hamilton Jr’s Open Wheel Showdown November 22-24 at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, California. The announcement revealed there will be a second weekend of racing action the weekend before at the “Bullring” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway November 14-16, 2024.

Both weekends will include National Midgets and Supermodifieds highlighted by 50k to win Winged Sprint Car races from a total purse of over $250,000 in prize money. Both weekends will pay the same purse.

Within one day of the entry process opening for the Irwindale weekend, all 65 sprint car entries were filled. There is currently a waiting list of potential entrants hoping for a chance to compete at Irwindale. With the addition of a second weekend of racing, there won’t be a shortage of winged sprint cars to fill both weekends. Th success of last year’s inaugural event fueled the addition of a second weekend. A sweep of both sprint car events will garner a driver over $100,000 in prize money.

“I knew the Open Wheel Showdown was going to grow from how last year went,” Hamilton Jr. explained. “I genuinely didn’t think going back to Las Vegas was going to be possible for us this year. There’s a lot of moving parts and things with dates. It would have to be a perfect scenario. I didn’t think it was possible. So, I made a deal with Irwindale for us to go there.”

“Then after talking with my title sponsor, which we will announce at a later date, we were all able to figure out how to do it. Now we have two events in the same week, which is pretty cool.”

“It’s going to be an interesting situation. A lot of people were planning on Irwindale only. But I think there’s enough time for teams to plan throughout the year to be able to attempt doing both. We will try and work with everyone to help make it as easy as possible to be able to do both events.”

“Instead of $50k to win now you’re talking $100k to win both events in the Winged Sprintcar Portion. The purse basically doubled. There are two events at two awesome racetracks. One event is great, but my overall plan is to have three events a year. Two events in the same week are a little tight, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go back to Las Vegas this year. We all enjoyed last year, and I think it’s gonna be good for years to come,” concluded Hamilton Jr.

Entry for the second Open Wheel Showdown in Las Vegas will open on June 5th at noon Eastern Time at www.OpenWheelShowdown.com Ticket sales for both Las Vegas and Irwindale events will begin at that time as well, and are expected to move swiftly. Race fans can reserve RV spaces for Irwindale on the series website, while Vegas RV visitors can contact Las Vegas Motor Speedway directly for reservations.

For more information, please visit www.openwheelshowdown.com and follow all Open Wheel Showdown Media outlets for live updates.

 

 

Groundbreaking to Green Flag 2nd Suite Tower at National Sprint Car HOF & Museum Dennis Albaugh Suite Tower to open in time for the 2025 season at Knoxville Raceway (National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum)

May 29, 2024 — The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, will host the groundbreaking of the Dennis Albaugh Suite Tower on Friday, May 31, at 4 p.m. Media are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony, which comes at the start of the 34th National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction weekend. The new six-story tower will be a replica of the existing Bryan Clauson Suite Tower. The 12 new suites will go up on the east side of the museum — looking out at turn two of Knoxville Raceway — as a bookend to the facility. Neumann Brothers will serve as the general contractor for the $6.2 million project. “It will look like it was meant to be from the beginning,” says Bob Baker, executive director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. “It enables our museum and the raceway to welcome more people to Knoxville and the Marion County area.” More than 20 guests have been on a waiting list for a suite. The premium raceway experience also provides the revenue for the museum to remain open all year. The Dennis Albaugh Suite Tower is set to be open for the start of the 2025 season at Knoxville Raceway next April. What: Dennis Albaugh Suite Tower groundbreaking When: Friday, May 31, at 4 p.m. Where: National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum (1 Sprint Capital Place, Knoxville, IA) Speakers: Dennis Albaugh, Bob Baker, Don Lamberti, Knoxville Mayor Brian Hatch

 

Hagar Wins USCS Series Speedweek Opener to Extend Winning Streak to 15 Years

Inside Line Promotions - BALDWYN, Miss. (May 29, 2024) - Derek Hagar captured his first feature victory of the season last Saturday during the USCS Series Speedweek opener at Riverside International Speedway.

It marked the 15 th straight year of winning at least one main event for Hagar, who also extended his USCS Series Speedweek winning streak to seven in a row after sweeping all six rounds last year.

"Always getting that first win seems to be tough," he said. "After you get the first one out of the way you still have to work for them, but it seems they come a little easier. I don't know how many years in a row that is, but it's nice to keep the streak going."

Hagar advanced from fifth to second place in a heat race to start the night at the dirt oval in West Memphis, Ark.

"We were able to get ourselves as the high-point driver and we drew the No. 2 for the dash," he said. "It was a miracle we even got the race in because of all the rain we got. In the dash I hit some water and slid up and fell to third. I think that ultimately put me in the right position for the feature."

A third-place result in the dash lined him up on the inside of the second row in the main event.

"We got to second pretty quick," he said. "Once we got to traffic I was able to make my move and set sail. I think I got to the lead around Lap 11 or Lap 12. The leader got bottled up behind lapped cars. I slid him going into turns one and two. He got back by me down the back straightaway and went to the top. I had enough run to slide him into turns three and four. We stayed out front the rest of the race."

The only other Speedweek race that was contested during Memorial Day Weekend - with races on Friday and Sunday raining out - was Monday at Pine Ridge Speedway. Hagar drove from fifth to third place in a heat race. That lined him up eighth in the main event.

"The track was locked down around the bottom, rubbered up," he said. "It was rubbered up in the heat race, too. We passed a couple of cars in our heat. In the feature we moved up to fifth and blew a right rear tire with about six laps to go."

Hagar was credited with a 15th-place result.

He is planning on running the final three Speedweek races this Thursday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.; Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss.; and Saturday at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 25 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (5); Dash: 3 (2); Feature: 1 (3).

May 27 - Pine Ridge Speedway in Baldwyn, Miss. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 15 (8).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.; Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss.; and Saturday at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

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

Hagar would like to thank Nutrien Ag Solutions, Sonic of Dyersburg, Keith Jones Promotions, Boat Warehouse, West Tennessee Expediting, Inc., Ameri-Panel, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance Race Engines, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Beazt Composites, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, AR Dyno Specialty, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Earns Emotional First Win of Daughter's Life With USCS Series Speedweek Triumph

Inside Line Promotions - BALDWYN, Miss. (May 29, 2024) - Jordon Mallett captured one of the most memorable wins of his career on Monday during a USCS Series Speedweek race at Pine Ridge Speedway.

"I've been fortunate to win quite a few races in my career and some special races," he said. "That one on Monday night was special for a completely different reason. It was cool that it was the first time sprint cars have been to that track, but honestly the memory stuck in my head is of holding my eight-week-old daughter on the wing. You grow up and want to drive race cars for a living. I always thought to be one of those guys it'd be cool. The family side of everything adds to it. To have that moment on the wing holding her, I'll will always hold that memory with me."

Mallett produced his most complete night of the season as he advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race before he placed second in the dash.

"We were frustrated after West Memphis so we put our heads down and changed some stuff," he said. "In the heat race you had a half a lap to make your mark. We found a lane to make work and got a couple of spots. We drew the No. 2 in the dash draw and that helped us. The bottom was dominant, but I knew if we could maintain we'd be in good shape. Once we got through the dash we honed in and made a couple of fine-tunes.

"We had a really good car when we rolled out to the A Main. The preferred line was around the bottom. I wanted to make sure that third place didn't get tucked up so tight to the polesitter that I couldn't get down to the good stuff. I drag raced the leader on the initial start into turns one and two. I knew then we were in good shape. We had another restart and it was the same scenario. I knew it'd be abrasive on tires and we needed to move around because lapped traffic would be crucial. We were able to experiment and move around. Even though you needed to be low to run good, we could change up some on entries and exits. Our car got better and better. We got to around Lap 10 or Lap 11 and I started planning out my method of attack. On Lap 15 I had a moment to capitalize and we took it. Once we got out front I set a good pace at first. We put close to half a lap on them really quick and I didn't realize that until I talked to the team afterwards. They had shortened the race from 30 laps to 25 laps and some guys started having some tire issues. I wanted to set just a fast enough pace to not have to abuse the equipment and have something in reserve. We survived probably four or five restarts toward the end and it worked out well."

The winning moment came on the heels of a frustrating USCS Series Speedweek opener on Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. Mallett started last in a heat race and gained a position to finish seventh. He then advanced from 17 th to 14 th in the main event.

"The draw didn't do me any favors," he said. "In the heat race we moved forward one spot. We were better than that, but the track wasn't conducive for passing. It buried us. We started 17 th in the A Main. We didn't have a bad piece, but we didn't have a great car either. We had a car that maintained. We could have finished fifth if we started fifth, but we couldn't drive up there. We left there with a sour taste in our mouths. Sunday's race rained out in Harrisburg. When we had to make a decision to either head home or go to the next Speedweek race we decided to go to Pine Ridge to find some redemption. I'm really glad we did."

Stay tuned to Mallett's social media accounts for this weekend's racing plans, which will be released in the near future.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 25 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 7 (8); Feature: 14 (17).

May 27 - Pine Ridge Speedway in Baldwyn, Miss. - Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

X: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Water for Christ

Water for Christ was established from the joint passions of sharing the Gospel of Christ and supplying clean water to villages in developing countries. For more information, visit http://www.WaterForChrist.com .

"Water for Christ goes to Africa and other third-world countries to drill fresh-water wells where there is no access to fresh or clean water," Mallett said. "We're trying to raise awareness so they can continue to do what they do and hopefully on a larger scale."

Mallett would like to thank Awakening Events, Awakening Foundation, Water for Christ, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, Red River Rack Co., D&K Farms, Powers HVAC, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Triple X Race Co., KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., Autometer, Callies Racing Products, DynoTech Race Engines, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing, DMI, Fast 5 Solutions and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Produces John Carroll Classic Win at Skagit and Top-Five Result During Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic at Cottage Grove

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (May 29, 2024) - Trey Starks powered to his fourth triumph of the season on Saturday at Skagit Speedway.

His winning performance during the John Carroll Classic increased his lead in the 410ci winged sprint car championship standings at the high-banked oval in Alger, Wash., to 38 points. Additionally, Starks posted a fifth-place finish during the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic on Sunday at Cottage Grove Speedway to extend his top-five streak to 10 races in a row.

"It was a really good weekend, but we left a little on the table at Cottage Grove," he said. "After the circumstances in the feature I'm glad we were able to roll it into the trailer without anything more than a couple of dings and dents."

Starks was efficient throughout the program at Skagit Speedway, where he qualified second quickest and advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race. He redrew the No. 4 for the feature lineup and worked his way into the lead on Lap 13 en route to the victory.

"We settled into fourth for the first few laps," he said. "We got into second around Lap 10 and we had a restart around Lap 12. We took the lead right after the restart. We had a couple of restarts between then and the finish of the race. I felt really solid behind cars and once we got to the lead felt even better. We were wanting to improve from the couple of weeks before and I think it helped a lot. All in all, it was a good night."

The team headed south to Cottage Grove Speedway to catch the final night of the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic on Sunday. Starks set quick time during his group's qualifying session and he hustled from fourth to second place in a heat race to earn a spot into the dash. A seventh-place result in the dash lined him up on the inside of the fourth row in the main event.

"The car had really good speed as we went quick time in qualifying and went fourth to second in the heat," he said. "We could tell the track was developing into a top-dominant track. We pulled the No. 7, which was the worst number we could have pulled for the dash. By this time the preferred lane was the top. I wasn't sure how much I could utilize the bottom and it turned out not at all. We were up to third or fourth. There were a couple of decisions in the race where I tried to get more out of the track than it had. I moved around and tried to use the bottom to get by guys when I should have stayed in line. Then we had a lapped car turn into us on the backstretch and I don't know how we didn't go for a ride. Our car bounced just right and pointed in the right direction. It damaged the car and at that point I was in survival mode to hang on for fifth."

Starks will return to Skagit Speedway this Saturday for the final 410ci winged sprint car race before the famed Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup next month.

"I hate to say it, but with that in mind I hope we have to start in the second or third row because I feel that'd be the best practice for us," he said. "We changed some things pretty dramatically to race behind cars and it seemed to work last weekend, but I want to work on it more. It's a valuable tune-up for sure."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 25 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (4).

May 26 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 7 (7); Feature: 5 (7).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 4 wins, 7 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.StarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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


 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Garner World of Outlaws Victory at Atomic Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (May 29, 2024) - Big Game Motorsports recorded its eighth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the season last Friday with a victorious performance during the opening night of the Xtreme Chillicothe Classic.

It kicked off a busy four-day Memorial Day Weekend of racing for the team with the first two nights coming at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. David Gravel produced a similar strong start to each night by setting quick time during qualifying, winning a heat race and placing second in the dash to line up on the outside of the front row.

On Friday, Gravel took the lead on Lap 9 and efficiently navigated through traffic to garner his 96 th career World of Outlaws win - ranking him eighth in the history of the series.

"(Brady Bacon) was getting messed up pretty early in lapped traffic," Gravel said in a post-race interview on DIRTVision. "He got really messed up off of (turn) two there, and I was able to slide him. But when I went to slide him, I about spun out, so I probably parked it right in front of him. So, it probably didn't look very good. But I felt like that was my opportunity to pass. Man, lapped cars were so hard to get by. I felt like the top was the fastest, but guys would just kind of park it in front of you. I just tried to be really patient."

Gravel was in a similar position during the feature on Saturday as he chased the leader in traffic. Unfortunately, a collision damaged the front end and Gravel was trapped in the work area when the race restarted. He was able to return after a caution multiple laps later and pick up two positions to finish 21st.

The team ventured to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Sunday for the $75,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial with the Kubota High Limit Racing series. Gravel timed in 18 th quickest and advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race and from 11 th to seventh place in the A Main.

Monday featured a return to World of Outlaws competition at Fremont Speedway, which hosted the Rick Ferkel Tribute. Gravel set quick time during qualifying for the third straight World of Outlaws race. He then won a heat race and the dash before ending the night with a runner-up result in the main event.

"The track stayed a lot wetter than we anticipated," he said in a post-race interview on DIRTVision. "The only lane I had where I could keep up with (the leader) was hammering the top really, really hard. I had to rip a tear off every single corner, so if I did that I would last like 70 tear offs. The No. 41 guys were just really good tonight."

Gravel leads the World of Outlaws championship standings by 32 points heading into the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., this Friday and Saturday.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 24 - Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (2).

May 25 - Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 21 (2).

May 26 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 7 (11).

May 27 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 8 wins, 18 top fives, 21 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

X: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com .

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through August, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

TICKET LINK -

To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

 

Kyle Keen Motorsports Welcomes Leading Additive and Lubricant Producer Fuel Ox
By mraddicted2dirt on May 28, 2024 05:43 pm

Mechanicsburg, PA – May 28, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kyle Keen Motorsports is proud to announce a new partnership with Fuel Ox, an industry leader in advanced lubricants and fuel additives. This collaboration will bring Fuel Ox’s state-of-the-art products to the team’s sprint car operations, aiming to enhance performance and efficiency on the track.
WORLD'S BEST

Fuel Ox, established in 2014, specializes in fuel additives designed to improve fuel efficiency, boost engine performance, and reduce emissions. Their flagship product, Fuel Ox® with Combustion Catalyst, was originally developed for the U.S. Department of Defense, showcasing its superior quality and effectiveness. Fuel Ox’s commitment to sustainability and innovation has made them a trusted name across various industries, including transportation, marine, and agriculture.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Fuel Ox to our team,” said Kyle Keen, owner and driver of Kyle Keen Motorsports. “Their products will undoubtedly give us a competitive edge, ensuring our equipment performs at its best throughout the racing season.”

Keen said the team has a lot of equipment to care for, from the truck and trailer to a generator and the race car of course. Fuel Ox’s products will help take care of all of them in some way.

“They have a lot of great products. We will be using their Super Grease, Super Spray, Fuel Additive, and Infinity Lube Bullseye for sure!”, Keen added.
TRADITION AND PERFORMANCE

Kyle Keen Motorsports, based in Carlisle, PA, competes in the 410 c.i. Sprint Car division with the Fine Line Auto Body, Hess Bid / Hess Auctioneers, Keen Parts /CorvetteParts.net, Shetron Trailers, HRF Heishman Racing Fuels, DL Lehman Construction No.17k.

The team embodies a rich family tradition in sprint car racing, with Kyle’s passion for the sport inspired by his grandfather and father. The team consistently aims for top performance at well-known tracks such as Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and other notable Pennsylvania speedways.

This partnership is set to drive significant improvements in fuel management and engine performance for Kyle Keen Motorsports, highlighting the team’s dedication to excellence and innovation in racing.

For more information about Fuel Ox and their products, visit FuelOx.com.

To learn more about Kyle Keen Motorsports, visit KyleKeenMotorsports.com.
CONTACT FUEL OX

Learn more by visiting the website or Facebook page, by calling, or by dropping them an email.

Website: FuelOx.com
Phone: (844) 837-3197
Email: info@fuelox.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/FuelOx

SEASON STATS

358 SPRINT CAR: 1 race, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

410 SPRINT CAR: 7 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 0 top 10’s, 0 top 15’s, 4 top 20’s

Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx

KYLE KEEN MOTORSPORTS

Kyle Keen Motorsports press releases: A2DPR.com/latest-news

Kyle’s Schedule: KyleKeenMotorsports.com/Schedule

Kyle Keen Motorsports Website: KyleKeenMotorsports.com

Kyle Keen Motorsports on Facebook: Facebook.com/KeenMotorsports

Kyle Keen on Twitter: Twitter.com/Kyle_Keen

Kyle Keen on Instagram: Instagram.com/Kyle_Keen17

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for their support during the 2024 racing season!
Fine Line Auto Body
Hess Bid / Hess Auctioneers
Keen Parts / CorvetteParts.net
Shetron Trailers
Heishman Racing Fuels
DL Lehman Construction, LLC

Jeremy Zarfos Photography

2B Wrapped

4 Leaf Clover Farms

Turn 2 Terribles Podcast and Media

Godfrey Racing Engines

Luke Ritz Videography

 

 

Randall and TKS Motorsports more than impressive in Memorial Day Weekend slate; Knoxville double on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (May 29, 2024) - In all, an impressive extended weekend for Chase Randall and TKS Motorsports, not only accomplishing three podium outcomes in their four-race slate, but securing a victory in the process - Randall’s first-ever 410 sprint car triumph at the world-famous Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Randall, ace of Troy Renfro’s Albaugh - Your Alternative, Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines Industrial Products, Jersey Freeze Ice Cream, AL Driveline, TJ Forged, No. 2KS sprint car, earned his Knoxville triumph on Saturday, May 25, outrunning Ridge & Sons Racing’s Aaron Reutzel after sliding his fellow Texas native through turn two on lap three. The victory earned Randall a $6,000 score.

Impressive enough, Randall and TKS Motorsports would race on to finish second in the 360 sprint car portion of Knoxville’s Saturday program, commencing their campaign from the outside of row four. Almost perfect, the Waco, Texas, native kicked-off the 360 sprint car program with the fastest qualifying time, followed closely with a heat race win.

“It was huge,” said Randall of his first win. “It was very tricky judging my pace off of the lapped cars. I was driving as hard as I could, but when I got close to lapped traffic I feel like I slowed down. I was itching to go, but I was trying to be patient at the same time. I just had to take a few deep breaths. I know I felt great from the first lap. Troy (Renfro) and I have been working extremely hard to make this car the best it can be.”

Randall and TKS Motorsports ultimately concluded their holiday weekend with a visit to Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, on Sunday and Monday, May 26-27. Despite a DNF on Sunday, the team rebounded in a big way Monday and finished in the second best position, edged out by open wheel veteran and California native, Tim Kaeding. Randall was in a position to win Monday’s program, sliding Kaeding for the race lead on lap 20 before a caution negated the move.

ON DECK: TKS Motorsports and Chase Randall will continue their 2024 campaign with another action-packed weekend at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, entering 360 sprint car competition on Friday, May 31, followed by a 410 start on Saturday, June 1.

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Online: www.floracing.com Watch the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series online: www.dirtvision.com Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at: www.dirtvision.com Watch the High Limit Sprint Car Series online at: www.floracing.com 2024 STATS AND HIGHLIGHTS:

STATS: Wins: 2 Top-Fives: 7 Top-Tens: 10

HIGHLIGHTS: Rallied from 24th to finish sixth with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, on Friday, April 5; earned KSE Hard Charger Award for his efforts. Rallied from 16th to tenth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 13. Earned 360 Sprint Car victory in Knoxville Raceway’s 71st Season Opener on Saturday, May 4. Finished fifth in the 410 Sprint Car division at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 4. Finished fourth in POWRi Outlaw 410 start at Lee County Speedway on Friday, May 17. Finished eighth (410) and second (360) in Knoxville Raceway double duty start on Saturday, May 18. Chase Randall earned his first Knoxville Raceway 410 sprint victory on Saturday, May 25. Finished second in Knoxville’s 360 sprint car main event on Saturday, May 25. Finished second at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, on Monday, May 27.

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Schatz eyes Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway

2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 3rd | 3322 (-52)

Dates: Friday and Saturday, May 24th-25th Event: World of Outlaws Xtreme Chillicothe Classic Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes: Friday: 5th (6th) Saturday: 9th (20th)

Date: Monday, May 27th Event: Rick Ferkel Tribute Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Fremont Speedway (Fremont, Ohio) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish: 8th (5th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 29, 2024) - Three days of competition resulted in three top-ten scores for Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, highlighting their Memorial Day Weekend stat chart with a fifth-place outcome at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, May 24. The top-ten sweep pushed Schatz’ top-ten count to 21 on the season, 11 of which recorded within the top-five, two of those being victories.

A solid Friday result, nonetheless, it was Saturday's return to Atomic Speedway that produced an even more impressive outcome, perfecting an 11-position rally through the field to finish ninth in the final rundown. Even more head-turning, Schatz started 20th on Saturday’s grid via Last Chance Showdown, driving ahead six positions in said event to find a way into the evening’s Xtreme Chillicothe Classic finale.

After an off day on Sunday, the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion resumed his 2024 World of Outlaws campaign with a return visit to Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Monday, May 27. Dubbed the Rick Ferkel Tribute, Schatz finished eighth, maintaining his place within the top-ten after starting from the inside of row three.

With all results considered, Schatz is third in the World of Outlaws championship standings, trailing point leader and Connecticut native, David Gravel, by 52 markers.

ON DECK: Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz will continue their 2024 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with two days at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, on Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1. Saturday’s World of Outlaws Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial finale will award a $20,000 payday.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and Donny Schatz would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Mobil 1, Hoosier, VP Racing Fuels & Tub ‘O Towels

Broadcast Coverage: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

Donny Schatz: Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz X: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing: Web: www.tonystewartracing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing X: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2024 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: Races: 24 Wins: 2 Top-5s: 11 Top-10s: 21

 

 

THUNDERSTORMS, LINGERING SHOWERS, AND DAMP, COOL TEMPS FORCE CANCELLATION OF WESTERN PA SPEEDWEEK NIGHT #1 AT MICHAELS MERCER RACEWAY

May 29, 2024

(Shippenville, PA)…In an all-too-familiar sight to western Pennsylvania race fans this year, showers and thunderstorms followed by cooler evening temperatures have forced the cancellation of Western PA Speedweek Night #1 at Michaels Mercer Raceway. The race will not be rescheduled. The bad luck streak continues for Mercer who not only has lost their speedweek race in all three attempts since the rebirth (’21, ’22, ’24), but is now 0/4 on their young season.

All eyes now turn towards tomorrow, Thursday, May 30th for Night #2 of Western PA Speedweek hosted by Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. In addition to the $3,500 to-win sprint car program, the touring UEMS (UMP) Modified series and Hobby Stocks will also be on the card. Pits open at 3:00pm with grandstands opening at 5:00pm. The sprint car driver’s meeting is scheduled for 6:15pm. Opening ceremonies at “Dirt’s Monster Half Mile” are slated for 7:30pm.

Despite losing the first of five shows to rain, the full Western PA Speedweek point fund remains in effect. Additionally, some contingencies will now increase due to being spread over one less race. Full money details are below:

REMAINING SPEEDWEEK SCHEDULE: Thu, May 30th @ Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway Fri, May 31st @ Lernerville Speedway Sat, June 1st @ Sharon Speedway Sun, June 2nd @ Tri City Raceway Park

POINT FUND: 1. $3.000 2. $2,500 3. $2,000 4. $1,500 5. $1,000 6. $900 7. $800 8. $700 9. $600 10. $500

THURSDAY PURSE: 1. $3,500 2. $1,600 3. $1,200 4. $1,000 5. $800 6. $700 7. $600 8. $550 9. $500 10. $450 11. $420 12. $400 13. $370 14. $360 15. $350 16. $340 17. $330 18. $320 19. $310 20-24. $300 Tow/NQ. $100

CONTINGENCY LIST: $250 nightly quick time award $250 nightly hard charger award $500 nightly McCandless ‘Bonus Bucks’ draw $100 nightly Lockhart ‘Jackpot’ award $50 nightly hard luck award Nightly Hoosier tire giveaway $500 week-long hard charger

 

 

SHARON RETURNS TO ACTION SATURDAY WITH WESTERN PA SPRINT SPEEDWEEK PLUS BIG-BLOCK MODIFIEDS & "305" SPRINTS

 May 29, 2024

By Mike Leone

(Hartford, OH)...After a highly successful first visit by the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on May 18 and a weekend off over the Memorial Day holiday, Sharon Speedway will return to racing in a big way this Saturday night (June 1). Western PA Speedweek will make its annual stop for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars presented by Bala Management and will be joined by the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds and the Racesaver "305" Sprint Cars. The night is being presented by Sara Cipriano at Novus Home Mortgage and Sportsman's Supply. Warmups and qualifying will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by racing.

Sharon welcomes in round four of the revived Western PA Speedweek with a record high payoff of $4,000 to-win, $400 to-start thanks to Bala Management. Speedweek features a $13,500 point fund with $3,000 going to the champion for the five-night swing. The nightly contingencies include $250 for fastest qualifier, $250 hard charger, $50 to the hard luck, $100 Lockhart Jackpot Bonus, $500 McCandless Bonus Bucks drawing, and a Hoosier Tire giveaway.

In the 2021 event at Sharon, central Pennsylvania invader Ryan Smith hounded race-long leader Carl Bowser before making the winning pass with six laps to go for his first career win at the Hartford, Ohio oval. A big field of 38 cars were on hand. Local A.J. Flick topped a 33-car field in 2022 for his first Sharon win in more than three years. Last year, Dave Blaney dominated the event over the 31-car field.

Smith won the 2021 championship with two victories and a runner-up, while Flick copped the 2022 crown after victories in all three completed events. Flick repeated the championship in 2023 thanks to finishing in the top eight in all five events including two victories.

In addition to the top local talent, numerous invaders are intending to compete in Speedweek. National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Tim Shaffer will compete for the Speedweek title. FAST Series points leader, Zane DeVault of Indiana, will bring the Lane Racing #4 that has competed with the All Stars in recent years to Speedweek for the first time. Central Pa. will be represented by Smith, Billy Dietrich, Dylan Norris, Jordan Givler, Hayden Miller, and Jarrett Cavalet. Ohio invaders include Ricky Peterson and Mitch Harble. New York's Denny Peebles will return once again to compete in Speedweek. Eric Riggins, Jr. and Lance Moss will make the trip up from North Carolina to race Speedweek for the first time. Australian Jordyn Charge will make his first visit to the region.

After a rain out on May 11, Saturday will mark just the second "410" Sprint Car event of the season as David Gravel won the World of Outlaws event for his first career Sharon victory.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds presented by Autism Awareness, King Bros. Ready Mix Concrete, King's Sanitary Services, Russ King Racing, and Thermo Supply will make their first of six visits during the 95th anniversary season. The ground pounders will battle for $2,000 to-win, $200 to-start (complete payoff below).

The Big-Block Modifieds were a weekly attraction at Sharon from 1981-1992 then again from 1996-2017 and have since made limited appearances each year. There have been 638 races run with 96 different winners. The late Lou Blaney leads the all-time win list with 121 victories over Rex King, who has 54 checkered flags. Rex King, Jr. has the most wins as an active racer with 28 followed by veterans Jim Rasey (19), Brian Swartzlander (14), Rob Kristyak (11), and Dave Murdick (9). Other active Modified winners include Erick Rudolph (4), Jeremiah Shingledecker (4), Peter Britten (2), Brad Rapp (2), Steve Feder (2), Garrett Krummert (2), Mat Williamson (2), Chad Brachmann (1), Kyle Fink (1), Lonny Riggs (1), Mark Frankhouser (1), Mike Maresca (1), Ryan Susice (1), and Will Thomas III (1).

Summit Racing Equipment will present the hard charger award on Saturday night to the Big-Block Modifieds. The driver that passes the most cars in the feature will receive a $100 Summit gift card. In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will be the driver that finishes highest in the feature.

The Racesaver "305" Sprint Cars will make their first ever appearance at Sharon on Saturday. Sportsman's Supply of Butler, Pa. has come on board as the presenting sponsor of their two visits with the latter occurring September 6-7 for the "Apple Festival Nationals". The "305" Sprints will run a 20-lap feature for $800 to-win. The "305" Sprints have yet to complete a race locally due to rain.

Western PA Speedweek for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars presented by Bala Management Payoff: 1. $4,000 2. $1,600 3. $1,200 4. $1,000 5. $800 6. $700 7. $600 8. $575 9. $550 10. $500 11. $475 12. $450 13. $425 14. $410 15-24. $400. NQ/Tow $100

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds presented by King Bros. Ready Mix Concrete, Russ King Racing, King's Sanitary Service, Autism Awareness & Thermo Supply Payoff: 1. $2,000 2. $1,200 3. $750 4. $550. 5. $500 6. $425 7. $375 8. $300 9. $275 10. $250 11. $225 12. $220 13. $215 14. $210 15. $205 16-24. $200. NQ/Tow $75.

Racesaver "305" Sprint Cars presented by Sportsman's Supply Payoff: 1. $800 2. $400 3. $300 4. $250 5. $225 6. $220 7. $210 8. $200 9. $190 10. $185 11. $180 12. $175 13. $170 14-18. $165 19-24. $160. NQ/Tow $75.

There is no Sharon registration fee. One-way driver radios are mandatory; channel 454.000. AMB/MyLaps transponders are required; rentals available for $25. If you have yet to register for the 2024 season, please bring the registration form with you completed https://www.sharonspeedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=899241

Fans can not only experience viewing from the frontstretch and backstretch grandstands, but also from the infield fan zone, which includes concessions and restrooms. Sharon is the only track in the area to have viewing from the unique infield perspective. There will be times throughout the night when fans can cross on the frontstretch back and forth.

The pits will be open throughout the afternoon with passes go on sale at 4 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. Warmups and qualifying will get underway at 6:30 p.m. followed by heat race action.

Grandstand/fan zone admission for those 14 and over is $20. Patio seating upgrades are just $10 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. These can be upgraded on race night at the track office. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE. Pit passes are $35. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

There will be no racing next Saturday night (June 8); however, Ohio Speedweek for the FAST "410" Sprint Cars will make its annual stop at Sharon on Wednesday, June 12 for a $5,000 to-win event along with the Billy's Garage RUSH Sprint Cars. Advance and reserved tickets are on sale https://sharonspeedway.simpletix.com/

 

 

DAVIS IMPRESSES IN SYDNEY DEBUT

WHEN it comes to pressure, there was a fair bit on the shoulders of youngster Brodie Davis last Saturday night, as he was making his 410 Sprintcar debut, running with one of the country’s top teams and venturing to the Sydney International Speedway track for the first time, but he took it all in his stride and was rewarded with an impressive top-10 finish in the feature race.

The third-generation racer, who has been a standout in Pro Sprint (360 Sprintcars) competition over the past two years, was brought into the Bill Mann-owned team for a cameo appearance aboard the Qld # 16 Queensland Speedway Spares supported car normally driven by Cody Maroske. However, despite the pressure that was on him, the goal from the outset for Davis was to mainly just complete the whole night and bring the car home in one piece. Well…not only did he achieve that, but he also came home with a feature-race finish inside the top 10.

“It was a fantastic opportunity to get my first taste of 410 Sprintcar racing and I’m very grateful to car owner Bill Mann and crew chief Adam Bylsma for believing in me. I’m glad that I was able to thank them the best possible way by bringing home a strong result,” expressed the 21-year-old, who currently resides in Brisbane but grew up in the North Queensland town of Mareeba.

“Driving a 410 Sprintcar is an amazing experience, and at the beginning of the night, it took a bit for me to get used to, but as the night wore on, the more comfortable I started to become. The team and I really got going in the feature race and the whole team was very pleased with how the night went.”

After spending hot laps and qualifying sessions and his heat race adjusting to the Qld # 16 Queensland Speedway Spares backed car, where he finished seventh in both his qualifying group and heat race, Davis had to qualify via the B main in order to transfer into the feature race. In the B main, he used it as an opportunity to obtain more vital track time, and at the finish of the 15-lap event, he ended up second and booked a spot into the feature race. Starting from position 20 in the feature race, Davis made a great start and immediately moved to the top of the track. After only five laps, Davis was challenging for a spot in the top 10 before a caution moved him back to 11th. Following the restart while battling for another place in heavy traffic, evasive action was required to avoid a collision resulting in him spinning out in between turns one and two. Showing maturity beyond his years, Davis took his place at the tail of the field for the restart and kept his cool by working his way back inside the top 10 during the second half of the race and went on to greet the chequered flag in 10th.

“To be able to bring home a top-10 finish the way I did, especially after being forced to go to the rear mid race, is a very satisfying achievement, and in all honestly, it was just a huge honour to get the chance to make my 410 Sprintcar debut with one of the country’s top teams,” concluded Davis.

The next outing for Davis will see him return to the Leigh Holman-owned # 51 NQ Racing team Pro Sprint at Mareeba Speedway and Cairns Speedway for their 2024 season in North Queensland, along with the upcoming Queensland Pro Sprint Title at Maryborough Speedway on June 22.

To find out more about Davis and his team and to follow their racing activities, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Brodie Davis Racing or 51NQ Racing.

 

 

TEAM O’CONNELL RACING’S BIG WEEKEND

AS their 2023-24 season campaigns draw to a close, the massive trip from Ipswich in Queensland to Sydney in NSW last weekend for Team O’Connell Racing turned out to be a satisfying one, after the O’Connell brothers, Casey and Cody, enjoyed successful runs at Sydney International Speedway in the Speedcar and 410 Sprintcar classes respectively.

Competing on both the Saturday night and Sunday afternoon race meetings in the Speedcar ranks for what was only his second visit to Sydney International Speedway, Casey, steering the Qld # 23 Warren Walker Racing owned GRD Chev powered Spike car, came very close to finishing on the podium in Saturday night’s NSW Championship feature race, when he ran a hard-fought fourth, but the next day, he backed up that form with a hard-charging victory in the feature race ahead of two of the country’s best racers in Kaidon Brown and Matt Jackson. Apart from defeating a strong calibre field of drivers, Casey’s victory was made even more impressive after the 22-year-old had to do it the hard way and claim victory after he had started out of position 14 in the field.

“It was a big weekend for the family and I, but to be able to enjoy the strong runs against some of the country’s best racers made it all the more worthwhile,” expressed Casey O’Connell, whose other season highlights includes a third-place finish in the South Australian Title.

“After running so strongly in the NSW Championship, I felt extra confident heading into Sunday’s show, and despite dropping a heat race due to a mechanical issue that resulted in a crash and being forced to start towards the back of the feature-race field, my car was great for the feature race, and I was able to charge through the field and take the lead on lap 11. The car’s setup and the track were great for the feature race, and it was an awesome to be able to maximise on these two things and come away with the win.”

Despite only running a limited campaign in the 2023-24 season, Cody was able to run strongly in what was a career-best performance so far in the 410 Sprintcars. Unlike his younger brother, Casey, it was his maiden trip to the Sydney International Speedway track, but Cody made it a memorable night, which was highlighted by him scoring his first ever win in 410 Sprintcars, after he took out the top spot in Dash 2. By virtue of winning Dash 2, Cody, aboard his Qld # 49 Progress Heavy Vehicle Repairs supported Cool car, started the feature race from position seven, and he was running strongly throughout the opening half of the 30-lap event well inside the top 10. However, his promising night was brought to a premature end on lap 16, when he was involved in an incident in turn two while sitting in seventh that resulted in him crashing out.

“I haven’t competed in too many race meetings this season, so it was great to get down to Sydney and be able to mix it with the locals,” said the 24-year-old.

“Although it was disappointing to have my run in the feature race end the way that it did, I’ve taken a lot of experience and confidence away from it, and I’m now looking forward to returning to Sydney next season. It was pretty cool to pick up my first ever race win in a Sprintcar, and it was one of the highlights of my night.”

QUICK RESULTS:

Casey O’Connell

Saturday Night

Qualifying: 5th

Heat Race: 3rd

Pole Shuffle: 5th

Feature Race: 4th

Sunday Afternoon

Heat Race 1: 3rd

Heat Race 2: DNF

Feature Race: 1st

Cody O’Connell

Saturday Night

Qualifying (G3): 5th

Heat Race: 3rd

Dash 2: 1st

Feature Race: DNF

Although it’s the end of Casey’s 2023-24 season in the Speedcars, Cody has one more run left in his campaign, which will be the two night June Long Weekend event (June 8 and 9) at Lismore Speedway aboard the Michael Butcher-owned NX # 36 Cutting Edge Mowers supported Wingless Sprint.

Team O’Connell Racing would like to thank their 2023-24 season supporters:

· Progress Heavy Vehicle Repairs

· Tranzmile Truck & Trailer Parts

· Cutting Edge Mowers Casino

· ATL Graphix & Signs

· Plus Fitness 24/7 North Ipswich

To find out more about Team CC/O’Connell Racing and to follow their racing activities, LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Team CC/O’Connell Raci

 

 

SCCT jump starts Bradway weekend with initial Placerville visit of the year Friday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…Friday night lights are coming to Placerville Speedway this week, as the Sprint Car Challenge Tour opens the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial with its first appearance of the season on the red clay.

The event this Friday May 31st marks round four of the Elk Grove Ford SCCT season and launches the prestigious Bradway weekend, with the NARC 410 Sprint Cars invading Placerville the following night. Live Music will entertain the crowd from 4-6pm, with Coors Light Happy Hour occurring until 6 each night.

The official jeweler of Placerville Speedway, Adrian Blanco, also returns in 2024. This Friday’s show will be designated as Adrian Blanco Jewelry Night, who will present the SCCT winner with a custom watch certificate. Both nights also showcase the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association.

The “Bradway” originally began at Silver Dollar Speedway in 1992 to honor the late Dave Bradway Jr., who lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Skagit Speedway’s Dirt Cup in 1987. Bradway was a driver destined for stardom in Sprint Car racing and the event held in his memory has become a cornerstone for Northern California.

“We are excited about this weekend’s Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial at Placerville Speedway,” commented track Promoter Scott Russell. “If you’re a Winged Sprint Car enthusiast in California this is the place to be. We feel that running SCCT on Friday night and NARC on Saturday will give us the best chance to have an outstanding track for the teams and fans. Our entire staff is honored to host the Bradway for the fourth straight year.”

Leading SCCT into Bradway opening night presented by Adrian Blanco Jewelry is one of the hottest drivers in California, that being Aromas’ Justin Sanders. The driver of the Dale Miller Septic No. 4sa has captured all three Sprint Car Challenge Tour events contested thus far, including last Saturday’s Hall Memorial.

Sanders is always a tough customer at Placerville Speedway but will face stiff challenges from what is expected to be a stout field of SCCT competitors. Last time out at the track it was Auburn’s Andy Forsberg who raced to his 70th career Sprint Car win at Pville over young Braden Chiaramonte and Shane Hopkins, who is fresh off a career night with SCCT in Marysville.

Additional drivers hoping to punch their ticket to victory lane include last season’s Friday night Bradway night winner Dominic Scelzi of Fresno and reigning Saturday champ Colby Copeland from Roseville, along with Fremont’s Shane Golobic, Oakley’s Dylan Bloomfield, Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick, Hanford’s Michael Faccinto, Roseville’s Sean Becker, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Clovis’ Dominic Gorden, Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, Modesto’s Tony Gomes and more.

Tickets and Details:

Grandstand seating is Reserved both nights this Friday and Saturday for the Bradway Memorial at Placerville Speedway.

Adult tickets for the SCCT 360 opener on Friday May 31st cost $25, while seniors 62+, military and juniors 12-17 will be $22. Kids 6-11 cost $10 and those five and under are free. Purchase tickets online at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/psr-053124 or at the gate.

Adult tickets for the NARC 410 finale on Saturday cost $28, while seniors 62+, military and juniors 12-17 will be $25. Kids 6-11 cost $10 and those five and under are free. Purchase tickets online at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/psr-060124 or at the gate.

The pit gate will open at noon, with the front gate opening at 3pm. The pit meeting will be held at 4:45pm with cars on track at 5:15. Hot laps, qualifying and racing will follow.

For those who can’t make it to the track CaliDirt.TV provides live coverage of every Sprint Car Challenge Tour event. The service also covers every championship point race at Placerville Speedway. Fans can purchase through a cost savings monthly membership or on a per race basis via https://calidirt.tv/ - Please note, Saturday’s event can be viewed live via Flo Racing.

The Placerville Speedway is located on the beautiful El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville, California. Take Hwy US-50 to Forni Road/Placerville Drive exit. Then go north on Placerville Drive to the Fairgrounds. The physical address is 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667. For more information on the Placerville Speedway log onto http://www.placervillespeedway.com

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour 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 X/Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

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Upcoming Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour events

Friday May 31: Placerville Speedway (Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Opening Night presented by Adrian Blanco Jewelry)

Saturday June 8: Petaluma Speedway

Saturday June 15: Antioch Speedway Image courtesy of Tim Holland

 

 

SCHEDULE UPDATE: FONDA OFF FOR JUNE 1, AFTON STILL ON

Press Release By: Marty Czekala - May 28, 2024

CRSA Sprints officials and Fonda Speedway track officials have postponed for Saturday, June 1, the running of the I-90 Pit Stop Challenge event.

With the uncertainty of the new track surface, combined with the makeup events for Fonda to run from last week's rainout, officials agreed to refrain from hosting the 305 Sprints Saturday. A full card is still planned at Fonda this weekend.

CRSA, in close collaboration with BD Motorsports Media, is diligently exploring potential dates to reschedule the event. Stay updated on crsasprints.com and follow CRSA on Facebook and X @CRSASprints for the latest information.

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints powered by SuperGen Products will be in action at Afton Friday night, continuing the Joe's Garage Southern Tier Series. Don't miss the live action on Dirt Track Digest TV, starting at 7 p.m.

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products. Associate sponsors for 2024 include Pit Stop Convenience Stores, DisBatch Brewing Company, Dandy, Joe's Garage, Westward Painting Company, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, Magsarus Ignitions, Hoosier Racing Tire, Insinger Performance with their Stinger Race Fuel, My Race Pass and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

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

Please like and follow the CRSA Sprints on Facebook and X @CRSASprints.

 

 

SPEED DEMON WILLISON LATEST LANCASTER ENTRANT

May 28, 2024 - Holly, Michigan - Defending Open Wheel Showdown winner Aaron Willison is the latest entrant to compete in the Must See Racing Sprint Series Presented by Perfit-Parts first-ever appearance at Lancaster Motorplex in Lancaster, New York this Saturday June 1.

The British Columbia, Canada driver will be making only his second appearance on the East Coast. He gained national attention with his $50,000 win in the inaugural Open Wheel Showdown in Las Vegas last December. His success in that event led him to an invite in the Children’s Dream Fund 50 at Citrus County Speedway in Inverness, Florida in early March. He found himself with a podium finish in the MSR co-sanctioned event with the Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series.

Willison will be behind the wheel of the Dick Myers- owned #50m. This car is the oldest and winningest pavement sprint car currently in competition. Jason Blonde wheeled the car to quick time at the Open Wheel Showdown in December. Willison and Myers could be a deadly duo when they unite for this weekend’s event.

Willison explained the deal to drive for Myers came together quickly.

“It was all pretty last minute. I got a call Sunday morning from Jim Hanks from Must See Racing. I had just finished watching the Monaco Grand Prix and was getting primed up to watch the Indy 500. He said I got an opportunity for you. He said there’s a pretty good car out here needing a driver. I’d like to get the car, and you up to our event in New York this weekend. I’d like to thank Jim Hanks for putting me in touch with Dick Myers and making this deal happen.”

I’m really happy about this weekend because it’s a chance to get out and do some half-mile racing. We don’t have a lot of opportunities to get out on a big track up in our end of town. So, to go and do some half-mile racing is fun. I’m really looking forward to it.

This will be Willison’s first-ever appearance at a MSR points paying event. Willson is a regular with the Northwest Sprint Tour in the Southwest part of Canada.

“This a great opportunity for me to come to the Midwest and run with Must See in their back yard. We all met in Las Vegas last year, but it was neutral ground for everybody. It will be fun to go run with the Must See guys in their own ball field.”

“If you’re gonna be successful in this game, you gotta pay attention to the cars and people around you. I try to keep an eye on people, cars, and how they operate. I’m very familiar with the Dick Myers owned car and what I’m getting myself into”.

MSR regular and fellow Canadian Ryan Litt will now have another Canadian driver to square off against this weekend. The two met for the first time in Las Vegas last December. “I just sent him a text message after I agreed to race this weekend. I was trying to hitch a ride back to the Toronto airport. I’ve blown my cover already I guess,” laughed Willison. Willison plans to take in a few sights this weekend in addition to his racing responsibilities. “I may make it a point to blast over to Niagara Falls. It’s not often that we’re at this end of town. It will be fun to see a little bit of the Northeast. I’m really looking forward to this weekend” concluded Willison.

 

 

Huset's Speedway Continuing Streak of New Winners With Heiman Fire Equipment Night Up Next This Sunday

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 28, 2024) - Huset's Speedway is 9-for-9 with new feature winners this season.

There hasn't been a repeat winner in any of the three featured divisions during the first three rounds of the season. Last year the first time a driver returned to Victory Lane occurred in the 11 th main event contested.

The high-banked dirt oval hosts Heiman Fire Equipment Night this Sunday with the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series all competing.

Kaleb Johnson leads the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars championship standings by two points over Jade Hastings.

J.J. Zebell has a three-point advantage over Tim Dann in the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks standings.

Tyler Rabenberg is six points ahead of Cole Vanderheiden in the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series standings.

The main gates open at 5 p.m. with racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Adult tickets are $20 at the gate or $17 if purchased in advance. Tickets for students 13-years-old to 18-years-old are $10 at the gate or $8 in advance. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

2024 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars :

Tyler Drueke- 1(May 19); Tim Kaeding - 1 (May 27); and Daison Pursley - 1 (May 26)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Brylee Gough- 1(May 19); Zach Olivier - 1 (May 27); and Cory Yeigh - 1 (May 26)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series:

Dusty Ballenger- 1(May 19); Monty Ferriera - 1 (May 27); and Cole Vanderheiden - 1 (May 26)

UP NEXT -

Sunday for Heiman Fire Equipment Night featuring the Cressman Sanitation 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

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HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 

 

Estenson Caps Memorial Day Weekend With Top-10 Outing at Huset's Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 28, 2024) - Tim Estenson highlighted Memorial Day Weekend with the second-best result of his career at Huset's Speedway on Monday.

Estenson qualified fifth quickest and won a heat race to advance into the feature redraw during the Metro Construction Memorial Day Doubleheader presented by DKW Transport finale.

"It was a lot better on Sunday as we got a better pill draw and were able to qualify really good," he said. "Jack (Dover) made some more changes. We were able to capitalize to get the heat race win to get into the feature redraw. Unfortunately, I drew the No. 8 - the worst you can get - but we moved forward in the feature early. I got a couple of spots and then there was a red. Two guys in front of me got crossed up on the restart. It was either hit them or avoid them. I avoided, but hit the cone on the frontstretch so on a late caution I got docked two spots. I went from fifth to seventh."

Estenson finished in that position to post his second top 10 of the season at Huset's Speedway, where he also competed on Sunday.

"The first night we went out late in qualifying and it was tough to keep up with the track and we weren't able to get in the top 10 or top 12 in our group," he said. "In the heat race the track was singled out on the bottom so it was tough to pass and we were buried. It was the same in the B Main."

Estenson qualified 15 th quickest in his group. He placed eighth in both a heat race and a B Main.

The weekend got off to a delayed start as Friday's POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series race at Callaway Raceway in Fulton, Mo., rained out. Estenson joined the series on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. He qualified sixth quickest and finished third in a heat race before ending 12 th in the main event.

"It was a good start to the night," he said. "We had a good pill draw and qualified really good. We had speed all night and in the feature I struggled mostly reading the track and putting my car in the spots it needed to be. It was a learning night that will help when we return to Lake Ozark."

Estenson will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this Friday and Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., during the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial before returning to Huset's Speedway on Sunday. He ranks ninth in the Huset's Speedway championship standings, but is only 33 points out of the lead.

"We have speed," he said. "It's just putting the full 25 or 30 laps in the last race of the night together to contend for top fives and wins. I know we can do it. We'll just keep working at it and it'll fall into place."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 25 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 12 (7).

May 26 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 8 (7).

May 27 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (8).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., for the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100027702770390

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tim.estenson

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Truline Logistics

Truline Corporation was founded in 1962 as a single truck operator carrying produce from the West Coast to the Midwest and hauling beef and other agricultural products back to the West Coast. In more than six decades since, Truline has expanded and added facilities across the country as it continues to focus on tailoring service to meet the needs of customers while promoting a family culture and great quality of life for the people they work with. For more information, visit http://www.TrulineCorp.com .

"Truline is a very respected company that has focused on exceeding expectations both with its services as well as the way people are treated," Estenson said. "We're thrilled to have the support of Truline and we look forward to a successful year together."

Estenson would like to thank Estenson Racing, Truline Logistics, Yamalube, Arai Helmets, JDP Electric, JDP Automation and Backlund Plumbing for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Set for Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Doubleheader at Placerville Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (May 28, 2024) - Dominic Scelzi is heading to Placerville Speedway this weekend for a pair of races during the 33 rd annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial.

The high-banked bullring in Placerville, Calif., hosts the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Friday and the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series on Saturday.

"I'm looking forward to two nights at Placerville," Scelzi said. "It's been a track that I've had more success at the last few years so we head in there with confidence."

Scelzi won the Sprint Car Challenge Tour race and he placed 11 th in the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series main event during this weekend last year.

He was also victorious at the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial in June 2021. Overall, Scelzi has finished inside the top six in six of his eight races at Placerville Speedway during the last three years.

"We've gotten better at Placerville in recent years and right now we've finished in the top two in four of our five races the last month so we're focused on keeping the momentum going," he said. "I want to put ourselves in position to contend for the win each night. I feel good about our team's chances when we're able to qualify well and start near the front."

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 6 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the 33 rd annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - K&N Filters

K&N Engineering is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters and air intakes in more than 30 countries. K&N sells more than 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines and industrial applications. For more information, visit http://www.KNfilters.com .

"K&N Filters gives our motors the maximum performance they can possibly have," Scelzi said. "They are the best product on the market and we've enjoyed getting to know everyone at K&N throughout the years."

Scelzi would like to thank Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Scelzi Enterprises, Whipple Superchargers, System 1, Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Roth Motorsports, K&N Filters, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, NAPA Auto Parts, Todd Jorgensen, Sparco, Allstar Performance, Sander Engineering, Auto Meter, Kenny's Components and Worldwide Bearings for their continued support.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Second at Hall Memorial with Sprint Car Challenge Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night in Marysville, CA, Tanner Carrick nearly pulled off a clean sweep with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in Marysville, CA but a minor misstep in lapped traffic resulted in a runner up finish for the Lincoln, CA driver.

“We had such a good car all night, I just made a wrong decision in traffic, and when you’re racing someone like Justin Sanders he is typically able to capitalize and he did just that,” Tanner Carrick said.

Earning quick time honors in his qualifying flight on Saturday aboard the CVC/Cemex/California Waterfowl backed No. 83T, Tanner Carrick was able to advance from his fourth starting spot in his heat race and win.

New in 2024, any driver who able to do just that will earn the best starting spot available in the Dash, and for Carrick that put him on the pole.

Getting the jump when the Dash came to life, Carrick never looked back as he powered his way to the win, and earned the pole for the 35-lap Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial feature event.

The feature event was mired by stoppages and struggled to get into a flow. When the race was under green, Carrick was very strong out front as he nailed each restart and gave himself some breathing room.

When the race got into an extended green flag run just past the halfway point, traffic did become a factor and it allowed Sanders to close in on his rear bumper. On the 23rd lap, Carrick got stuck behind a slower car which broke his momentum enough to allow Sanders to power away.

A late green, white, checkered restart gave Carrick one final opportunity to try and make a run at the lead, but on this night he settled for a second place finish.

“We have been in the mix almost every night we have unloaded and that is a huge testament to Clark and my team,” Carrick added. “Looking forward to two big nights at Placerville Speedway this weekend.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, California Waterfowl, Interstate Oil, D.R. Horton, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Hanson Truss, TC Guide Service, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 22, Wins: 4, Top 5’s: 13, Top 10’s: 17

ON TAP: Carrick heads to Placerville Speedway this weekend for the Dave Bradway Jr Memorial. Friday night he will be in action with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, and Saturday night he will take on the NARC series.

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

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Uses Consistency During Memorial Day Weekend to Climb Into Huset's Speedway Points Lead

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (May 28, 2024) - Kaleb Johnson stands atop the Huset's Speedway championship standings following a successful weekend during the Metro Construction Memorial Day Doubleheader presented by DKW Transport.

Johnson placed ninth and fourth, respectively, during the two nights to become one of only two drivers who have earned a top 10 during all three races at the track this season.

"I'm more focused on consistency each and every night," he said. "I think we've started off on a good note. There's room to grow. We need to get a little better in qualifying, but that comes with more laps."

Johnson kicked off the doubleheader at the track on Sunday when he qualified seventh quickest in his group. A third-place result in a heat race lined him up 12 th in the main event.

"Besides my mistake in the heat race I thought it went all right," he said. "In the feature we were really good, but I was stuck behind some cars and I was probably too patient. Once I got by them we were able to move forward before the rubber came in."

Johnson improved his results on Monday when he timed in fourth quickest in his group and advanced from third to second in a heat race. He capped the night by placing fourth in the A Main.

"We qualified good and had a good heat race," he said. "We had the car a little too snug the first 10 or 15 laps of the feature, but come the last 10 laps we were really good. We're happy with a top five and rolling the car into the trailer at the end of the weekend."

Johnson's only other race of the weekend was on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he drove for Dennis Gainey for the first time. He qualified 14 th quickest, moved from third to second in a heat race and maneuvered from 12 th to ninth in the feature.

"The first night in someone's car you never know how it'll go," Johnson said. "The car had speed, but was a little too tight, especially for qualifying. In the feature we had it a little too good too early and faded a bit at the end. To get a top 10 for the first night out, I was pleased. I'm grateful for the opportunity and I'm looking forward to being back with the team this Friday."

Johnson will drive for Gainey this Friday at Knoxville Raceway before returning to his race car on Sunday at Huset's Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 9 (12).

May 26 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 9 (12).

May 27 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 4 (2).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.kalebjohnsonracing.com/

X: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KalebJohnsonRacing22

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Rob Weber Team

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"Ron Weber started sponsoring me when I began racing sprint cars when I was 16," Johnson said. "I've gotten to know him pretty well over that time and I greatly appreciate his support over the years."

Johnson would like to thank Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, Inc., Folkens Brothers Trucking, Blondie Motorsports, Construction Products & Consultants, GRP Motorsports, Innovative Design/Sletten Properties, Cressman Sanitation, State Bank of Fairmont, AB Custom Construction, Specialized Caulking Sealants, The Minnesota Mafia, Guaranteed Rate-Mike Brudigan Home Loans, The Ron Weber Team, David Kramer Drywall, Big Al's Diecast, Heartland Properties, Dave's Lawn Care & Landscaping, TL Racing, Hepfner Racing Products, TJ Forged Wheels, Howe Motorsports, Moyle Racing Engines, FID Media, Team DGRD and Hefty Seed Company for their continued support.

 

 

Dawson Hammes Records Top 10 with Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Marysville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his first start with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night at Marysville Raceway, Dawson Hammes survived a wild feature event, overcame an early tumble and still recorded a 10th place finish.

“It was a wild night, and I am glad we were able to finish and not tear too much up,” Dawson Hammes said. “It was very tough field, and happy with how our night went.”

A total of 39 cars checked into the pit area on Saturday night, and Hammes timed the Movement Brewing/STS Farming/All About Fire Protection backed No. 55D entry in 14th fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up seventh in his heat, Hammes needed to finish in the Top-5 to earn the automatic transfer into the feature event, and he was able to do just that. Picking up a couple of crucial positions, Hammes secured the 5th and final transfer into the ‘A’ and was locked into the 20th starting position.

The feature event was riddled with stoppages on this night and it turned into a wild feature event. Hammes endured his bout with bad luck on the eighth lap as he got out of sorts in turns one and two and brought out the red flag as he got upside down.

With minimal damage, the Marysville, CA driver was able to make a trip to the work area where some repairs allowed him to restart the race.

Mired in the back of the pack with a bit of damage, Hammes was able to patiently work his way forward and take advantage of some more craziness that took place in front of him.

When the checkered flag finally flew on the race, Hammes had successfully worked his way back up to finish 10th.

“Big thanks to my family for their continued support, and a I want to thank Cody, Cole, Ben and Jamie Frerichs, Hunter Owens, and Jeremiah for their hard work getting us back on the track,” Hammes said. “Looking forward to doing it again this week.”

Hammes Motorsports would like to thank Movement Brewing, STS Farming, All About Fire Protection, Summit Partners Burbank Agency, Escalera Inc, Harper Inc., and Ace Attorney Services for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 6, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 5

ON TAP: Hammes is set to make a return trip to Marysville Raceway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Dawson Hammes by following him on Twitter @Hammer55D, or on Instagram @dawson_hames55d.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Preparing for Three Standout Race Nights in July

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 28, 2024) - July is setting up to be a fun month at Jackson Motorplex with three marquee nights of racing on tap.

The season opener is now slated for Friday, July 12, for the Joel Pingeon Trucking 410 Shootout presented by C & B Operations featuring the Midwest Sprint Touring Series 410 sprint cars and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Cars presented by Heser Auto & Detailing.

The Livewire Printing Company 360 Shootout presented by Tweeter Contracting was scheduled to start the year last Friday before more than two inches of rain on race day forced track officials to postpone the date to Thursday, July 25.

The Gunderson Racing Inc. Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars will take part that night in the Wieskus Memorial. The feature pays $3,000 to win and there is a $250 Hard Charger Award courtesy of Quick Change Rebuilds as well as bonus money throughout the program in honor of the Wieskus Family. The Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Cars presented by Heser Auto & Detailing will also be a part of the program.

Also of note, GRP Motorsports is offering a $3,000 bonus if a driver can win the 360 main event at Jackson Motorplex as well as at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 20.

The Jackson Motorplex doubleheader concludes on Friday, July 26, with the Merle Johnson Memorial 410 Border Battle presented by New Fashion Pork. The Midwest Sprint Touring Series 410 sprint cars ($7,000 to win) and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Cars presented by Heser Auto & Detailing are the featured divisions.

Race tickets for all events are available online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

UP NEXT -

July 12 for Joel Pingeon Trucking 410 Shootout presented by C & B Operations featuring the Midwest Sprint Touring Series 410 sprint cars and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Cars presented by Heser Auto & Detailing

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

X: http://www.twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Andy Forsberg Records Sixth and Third Place Finishes Over Memorial Day Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA: Since seemingly shaking his bad luck away back on May 11th, Andy Forsberg has been on a roll the last two weekends as he again had another strong weekend that saw him finish sixth with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday in Marysville, CA and third during an unsanctioned 410ci race at Silver Dollar Speedway.

“We have been really good the last few weeks, and we seemingly have put a lot of the dumb stuff behind us,” Andy Forsberg said. “Saturday night was a wild night with weird stuff happening all over. Unfortunately, we got collected, had to make a couple trips to the work area and managed to finish sixth.”

39 cars were on hand with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour as the series took part in the annual Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial, an event that is special to Forsberg for a multitude of reasons.

Timing the Meridian Cameras/Pacific Highway Rentals/Oroville Tax backed No. 92 in fifth fastest in his qualifying flight, the Auburn, CA driver lined up on the front row of his heat race.

With the inside lane being preferred in all four heats on this night, Forsberg slipped back to finish third. Though it transferred him into the feature event, it kept him out of the Dash and lined him up in the sixth row of the feature event.

The opening laps of the feature event were extremely chaotic as numerous yellows flew in the first three laps. Unfortunately for Forsberg, a lap three caution saw him get collected and a little damage forced him into the work area.

Restarting from the back of the pack, Forsberg was able to make up ground when the green was out. Still a couple more stoppages gave him a few spots the easy way, the Auburn, CA driver worked his way back up to finish sixth when all was said and done.

Making the short trip north to Silver Dollar Speedway on Sunday night to take part in the annual Silver Dollar Fair Race, 25 410ci powered cars checked in to compete in front of a capacity crowd.

Timing in 11th fastest in time trials, Forsberg lined up in the second row of his heat race. With the front row starters getting together on the first attempted start, Forsberg moved up to the front row himself on the second attempted start and settled into second.

Finishing in the runner up position, the Auburn, CA driver earned a spot in the redraw where the four pill placed him in the second row for the 30-lap main event.

With the front row again having issues when the feature event came to life, Forsberg was fortunate again as he found himself on the front row for the second attempted start.

Getting the jump, Forsberg powered into the lead and led the first lap only to see the caution quickly fly and bring the field back together.

The next restart did not go well for ‘Mr Excitement as he slipped back to third before he briefly reclaimed second on the fourth lap. A gaggle of cars battling saw Forsberg shuffle back to fourth before working his way into third at the 15th lap.

Making a couple of late bids for second, Forsberg was unable to make any of his advances stick as he capped his weekend off with a third-place finish.

“This is probably one of my favorite weekends of the year,” Andy Forsberg said. “I always enjoy running the race in honor or Mel and Marlyn Hall, and the fair race is always a blast with how many people show up and then we get the chance to visit the fair post race. Thanks to my guys for continuing to work hard, it’s now Bradway week.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Forsberg is set for a doubleheader at Placerville Speedway this weekend. Friday night he will be in action with the SCCT and on Saturday night he will battle with the NARC series.

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

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

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Shows Speed During Opening Weekend in Midwest

PETERSEN MEDIA: Kicking his Midwest Summer off this past weekend in Wisconsin and Ohio, Joel Myers Jr showed speed in both the JMR No. 46JR as well as the Hayward Motorsports No. 19, however circumstances in both feature events resulted in DNF’s.

“It felt good to get out to some unfamiliar territory and have speed in both cars,” Joel Myers Jr said. “I am bummed that both nights resulted in DNF’s, but I am really excited for what is to come.”

Saturday, Myers checked in at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI to do battle with the Interstate Racing Association. Kicking his night off by earning fast time honors in qualifying time trials, the Sebastopol, CA driver finished fourth in his heat race.

Making one of the twin dashes based on his qualifying efforts, Myers Jr won Dash No. 2 going away and it lined him on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, ‘Jr’ was shot out of a cannon as he jumped into early lead and set a torrid pace out front. Working the Wilmot Raceway surface to perfection, Myers Jr led the first half of the race until a mid-race restart bunched the field back up.

The ensuring restart saw the battle for the top spot heat up, and amidst the battle Myers Jr made contact with an infield barrier and it abruptly brought his night to an end.

Though disappointed, Myers Jr quickly turned his attention to Monday night, as he was set to make his debut in the Hayward Motorsports opened, SHITI Coolers backed No. 19 car against the World of Outlaws in Fremont, OH.

With a robust 48 cars checked into the pit area, Myers Jr was in the second qualifying flight where timed in third quickest.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Myers Jr held the second position but began fighting handling issues as he nose wing became dislodged. Hanging on to finish fourth, Myers Jr was safely locked into the impending feature event.

Lining up 14th starting position, a wild start to the feature event saw a couple of tangles slow the early pace. One of them saw a car get into the fence in front of Myers Jr, and forced him to the work area.

Making repairs in the work area, Myers Jr was able to restart, but with something still amiss on the Haywards Motorsports mount, he opted to pull back into the pit area and call it a night.

“To jump in a new car with people I have never worked with before and have pretty good speed at a new track against the World of Outlaws is a pretty big feat in itself,” Myers Jr added. “I am very excited to have this opportunity with Hayward Motorsports, and I’m excited to continue to work with Brodie Hayward, Noah, and Dylan.”

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, Carbon Safety, System 1 Ignition, Weld, FK Rod Ends, Blud Lubricants, Smith Ti, Culvert Ops, Economy Plumbing, Cartronics, NorCal Powersports, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 17, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 9, Top-10’s-12

ON TAP: Joel Myers Jr will make his Kubota High Limit Racing debut this weekend as he will be in action on Friday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway and on Saturday at Butler Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @joelmyersjr, Instagram @joelmyersjr_, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

To grab your Joel Myers Jr Merchandise, click over to www.shopjoelmyersjr.com

 

 

B Main Tangle Ends Dakota Albright’s Saturday Night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to the seat of the Spencer Motorsports No. 34 winged sprint car on Saturday night, Dakota Albright overcame some early issues before a ‘B’ Main tangles ultimately brought his night to an end.

“It was great to get back in the sprint car, and I want to thank Rick and Dan for working so hard to get the car together and race ready despite it being a bit of a scramble,” Albright said. “I made some mistakes, but did feel pretty good by the end of the night.”

With 39 cars on hand in Marysville, CA for the annual Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial, the Waterford, CA driver timed the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships/Sacramento Battery/Morgan Precision Roofing backed No. 34 in 19th fastest in his flight.

“I made a mistake on my first lap, and then on my second lap we had a throttle issue so it really put us in a deep hole early,” Albright added.

Finishing out of a transfer in his heat race, Albright and company went to work before the ‘B Main as they were mired deep in the field to start the 12 lap affair.

Taking the green flag from the 17th starting position, Albright had a good start to the race as he was quickly able to pick up a few positions and inherit a couple as well, as he soon found himself up inside the Top-10.

Getting into ninth, trouble broke out in front of him as a car got out of shape. With nowhere to go, Albright got tangled up and it essentially brought his night to an end.

“As the night went on I felt more and more comfortable which has been the case in our races thus far, but with how the weather has played out its been hard to get into a rhythm,” Albright said. “I am hopeful now that we can start racing weekly and things can start to gel for me and we can get this car where it belongs.”

Dakota Albright and Spencer Motorsports would like to thank Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, Sacramento Battery, Morgan Precision Roofing, Nor Cal Gun Vault, Quality Telecom Consultants, Johnson and Matos CPA’s, Romey’s Window Cleaning, Angel’s Heavy Haul, Amsoil, King Racing Products, NGK, CSI Shocks, Oval Chassis Research, Roza Motorsports, Gladden Racing, Nutcher Milk, Wild West Commodities, Greenwood Machine, and Casey White Cosmetic Tattoos for their support in 2024.

ON TAP: Albright and Spencer Motorsports will be back in action on Friday night at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Dakota Albright by following Albright Racing on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089236251768&mibextid=JRoKGi, or by following him on Twitter at @Albright35jr.

You can also stay up to speed with Spencer Motorsports on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064161874031&mibextid=JRoKGi.

 

 

Justin Sanders Stays Perfect with SCCT in 2024

PETERSEN MEDIA- Dating back to last season’s finale, Dale Mille Motorsports and Justin Sanders have been the only car to win with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. Saturday night’s third event of the 2024 season saw Sanders emerge victorious as he picked up his third win in the series third event of the season giving him four straight dating back to last November.

“We have a lot of great supporters that allow us to be in this position,” Justin Sanders said. “I always say it, but this group has worked so hard to get to this level and I really feel like we are a threat to win any night we check in to the pit area and as a driver there is no better feeling.”

Earning his third fast time award of the season with the series to kick the festivities off, Sanders proceeded to finish second in his heat race, and then second in the Dash aboard the Anrak/Thompson’s Family of Dealerships/North County Plastering backed No. 4SA.

Lining up on the front row of the feature alongside Tanner Carrick, the opening laps of the race were chaotic as numerous stoppages prevented the race from getting into a rhythm.

Once the race got into a flow, Sanders settled into second as he chased after leader, Tanner Carrick. Stalking Carrick, Sanders close in on him once traffic came into play just past the halfway point of the event.

On the 23rd lap, Sanders got the opening he needed as he pounced and took command of the race lead. A pair of stoppages put the field back on Sanders’ rear bumper, but when the checkered flag flew it was Sanders making it a perfect three for three in 2024 with the series.

“It is definitely cool be on the run that we are with the SCCT, and hopefully we can keep it up this week in Placerville, CA,” Sanders added.

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Anrak, Thompson’s Family of Dealerships, North County Plastering, Triple X Race Co., Dale Miller Septic Inc., Smith Titanium, Frank’s Body Shop, Fisher Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, ADCO Custom Driveline and Exhaust, Hair by Lovleen, Factory Kahne Shocks, Vortex Wings, TJ Forged Wheels, FK Rod Ends, King Racing Products, and A.R.T. Speed Equipment for their support.

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

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders return to action this Friday night at Placerville Speedway for the SCCT’s portion of the Dave Bradway Jr Memorial.

 

 

Pokorski banks first IRA 410 Sprint Car A-main start at Wilmot Raceway

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 28, 2024 – In just his second start in a 410 Sprint Car, Alex Pokorski got his first taste of main event competition behind the wheel of the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team machine in the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association Founders’ Night event at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, May 25.

After falling just one position short of qualifying for the A-main in his 410 Sprint Car debut with the IRA at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie on Sunday, May 19, Pokorski qualified 17th in the 33-car field with a lap of 13.263 seconds around the three-eighths mile, semi-banked clay oval.

The 2023 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing and Midwest Sprint Car Association Most Improved Driver Award winner then started and finished fifth in the second eight-lap IRA heat race to gain a berth in his first career IRA A-main.

The West Bend, Wis. driver rolled off 19th in the 24-car IRA main event field and drove a smooth and consistent race through a pair of cautions and a red flag session to advance to 16th in the running order on lap 22.

After the fourth and final yellow flag slowed the pace, Pokorski held strong in the closing laps to secure an 18th-place finish in a race won by Scotty Neitzel.

“I wanted to make the A-main and continue learning,” Pokorski said. “I felt comfortable in the car, but we still have plenty to keep learning. We battled a few issues with brakes and the engine throughout the night, so we were happy with the progress we made. At Angel Park, we were 25th out of 29. In Wilmot, we were 18th out of 33. Hopefully, we can keep heading in the right direction.”

Pokorski and the members of the Akright Auto Racing Team are scheduled to compete in a Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car doubleheader at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, June 1 and Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, June 2.

The fifth-year Sprint Car driver will return to Plymouth Dirt Track Racing-MSA 360 Sprint Car action on Saturday, June 1 at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. with the Super Six Late Model Series, Grand Nationals and B Mods also on the card.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with qualifying at 5:30 p.m. and racing starting at 6 p.m.

One night later, Pokorski is scheduled to compete with the MSA 360 Sprint Car Series at Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, June 2.

The Badger Midgets and Wisconsin wingLESS Sprint Cars will also be featured.

Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with racing scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

Sponsors and supporters for the 2024 Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team include Akright Auto, Mulch Express of Wisconsin, Lynch Buick GMC West Bend, Countryside Designs, Goeden Auto Body, Petersen Septic Systems, Wisconsin Bank and Trust, Professional Plating, Ace Hardware (Kiel and Sheboygan Falls locations), Cedar Valley Hunt Club, Real Estate Property Shop-Sue Erdmann, Bonafide Security Solutions, Novak’s Service Center, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

For more information on Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pokorskimotorsports or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Petersen Septic Systems

Alex Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team are pleased to welcome Petersen Septic Systems back as a sponsor for the 2024 racing season.

Since opening its doors in Valders, Wis. in 2012, Petersen Septic Systems LLC has provided premier septic tank service and the most reliable septic system installation and repair in Manitowoc and Two Rivers and the surrounding Lakeshore area.

“We offer our services to industrial, institutional, residential, new construction, commercial and municipal accounts,” Petersen Septic Systems Owner David Petersen said. “Customer service is our utmost priority. We do every job as it was in our own homes. Our experience is second to none in the area. Prior to opening the business, I worked for Tuschl Septic Systems from 2004 until owner Chuck Tuschl retired.”

The list of regular services Petersen Septic Systems offers includes septic pump repairs, test drilling/test boring, sewage treatment systems, septic tank removal, septic tank installation, water line repair, oil testing and perc testing.

“We provide all of these services in Manitowoc County and the surrounding areas,” Petersen said. “We are OSHA certified and are licensed MPRS/CST966051.”

Petersen Septic Systems is located at 7334 Nagel Road in Valders, Wis. For more information, call 920-323-2640, email petersenseptic@gmail.com or visit www.petersensepticsystems.com.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Akright Auto

Located at 106 North Bluebird Lane in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Akright Auto has served as a reliable source for auto parts since 1940.

With a highly trained staff of auto parts professionals, Akright Auto is well prepared to assist customers with vehicle repair needs with a wide assortment of affordable, high-quality auto parts available on-site. If a part is not available, Akright Auto offers next-day delivery services.

In addition, Akright Auto provides full auto salvage services, along with a 90-day standard warranty on all parts purchases.

Contact Akright Auto by phone at 920-467-4201, toll-free at 800-400-4201, via email at dakright12@gmail.com or visit www.akrightauto.com.

Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.

For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4
Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, June 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)
Sunday, June 2 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. (MSA 360)
Saturday, June 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. (PDTR-MSA 360)

Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4
360 Sprint Car
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 3
Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Events – 3
Midwest Sprint Car Association Events – 3
A Main Victories – 0
B Main Victories – 0
Top Five A Main Finishes – 0
Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1
Top 15 A Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 1
Fast Qualifier Awards – 0

Alex Pokorski
Akright Auto Racing Team 4
410 Sprint Car
2024 Statistics

Total Events – 2

 

 

TRI-CITY RACEWAY PARK TO ADD HOVIS RUSH SPRINT CARS TO WEEKLY PROGRAM BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY; ONLY TRACK IN THE NORTHEAST TO SHOWCASE WEEKLY WINGED AND NON-WING SPRINT CAR RACING

By Mike Leone

May 28, 2024 -

(Franklin, PA)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants is thrilled to announce that Tri-City Raceway Park will be adding the RUSH Sprint Cars to their weekly program beginning this Sunday night (June 2). The Franklin, Pa. half-mile oval will become the only track in the Northeast to feature both winged and non-wing Sprint Car racing as a weekly attraction!

This Sunday night, the RUSH Sprint Cars will compete in a Sunbelt Rental Weekly Series event at Tri-City alongside the "410" Sprint Cars competing in the annual Western PA Speedweek. The RUSH Sprint Cars will not compete at Tri-City on June 23, July 28 or August 25 due to the previously scheduled events at Blanket Hill Speedway. Drivers will be accumulating points for the $20,000+ Sunbelt Rentals Weekly Series Championship that pays $5,000 to the champion.

"We can't thank Josh and Kyrsten Shiffer enough for making the decision to add the RUSH Sprint Cars to their weekly program," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Even though we've always had a full schedule of events for our Sprint Cars via numerous regional speedways, we've always hoped one would make the move to become their weekly home. Tri-City Raceway Park will be the perfect facility for this, as we have a very large portion of our base of racers located within an hour radius of Tri-City. I can personally remember watching great wingless Sprint Car racing there in the 1970s, and it's exciting to know that RUSH can also bring some of the nostalgia of those days back to Tri-City for fans both young and old to enjoy!"

"I really believe that with Tri-City making this move the RUSH Sprint Cars are now set to evolve to the next level in the near future," added Emig. "In fact, I've heard of a good handful of racers in their area that have been inquiring about the class this season, but wanting to be able to compete closer to home. Now with a strong home track facility in place as well as the already proven true 'cost-containment' RUSH Sprint Car package, the class will be poised to take a huge step forward in growth in the next few years!"

In the days before wings became the standard in the region in the 1980s, Sprint Car greats like Lou Blaney, Buddy Cochran, Gus Linder, Ed Lynch, Ralph Quarterson, Jerry Matus, Ted Wise, and Steve Travers were big winners at Tri-City. Local favorites like Henry Jacoby, Andy Phillips, Bill Wheeling, Cal Hull and others thrilled the fans for many years racing without wings at the Venango County dirt track.

There have been 14 RUSH Sprint Car races held all-time at Tri-City with eight different winners. Gale Ruth, Jr., who is still seeking his first Series championship, leads the way with five victories. The only other driver to win multiple events at Tri-City is five-time Sunbelt Rentals Weekly Series Champion, Chad Ruhlman, with three wins. Drivers with single victories include Arnie Kent, Jeremy Weaver, Zach Morrow, Rod George, Blaze Myers, and John Mollick.

RUSH Sprint Car Weekly Payoff: 1. $600 2. $300 3. $250 4. $225 5. $200 6. $195 7. $190 8. $185 9. $180 10. $175 11. $170 12. $165 13. $160 14-18. $155 19-24. $150. Tow/non-qualifiers $75

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Flynn's Tire, Gunter's Honey, Sunbelt Rentals, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Landrum Performance Springs, 3C Graphix, Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Velocita-USA, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Dusted Steak Seasoning, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, D&V Jewelers, Dusted, Heritage Wine Cellars, Precise Racing Products, Wedge Motorsports, Racing Electronics, and Billy’s Garage.

 

 

Swanson Concludes Busy Saturday
With Third-Place Finish in Little 500
In Doran Binks Racing’s Mission Foods No. 77

ANDERSON, Ind., May 28 — Kyle Larson was focused on trying to do “The Double” over the Memorial Day weekend, but Kody Swanson did “The Triple” on Saturday and recorded three podium finishes in one day in three different race cars.

In the morning he finished second in a 30-lap pavement midget race for Bertrand Motorsports at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. Shortly thereafter he led all 100 laps of the USAC Silver Crown race there driving for Doran Binks Racing. Then Swanson and the Lebanon, Ohio-based team traveled approximately 50 miles north to record a third-place finish in the largest asphalt sprint car race in the world, the 500-lap, 76th annual Little 500 Presented by UAW at Anderson Speedway, with Doran Binks Racing’s Mission Foods/Glenn Farms/Wilke Orthodontics pavement sprint car.

Swanson, a native of Kingsburg, Calif., who now lives in Indianapolis, led the second-most number of laps at the Little 500 with 107 to Dakoda Armstrong’s 194.

He started eighth in the 33-car Little 500 field in the No. 77, which is powered by a Binks-prepared Chevrolet V8 engine.

The first half of the race was punctuated by one red flag and nine yellow-flag periods, while the second half had only three yellows and one red. That made getting into a rhythm challenging for all. Swanson initially dropped back to ninth, and he ran in eighth or ninth place for the first 175 laps.

He advanced from eighth to sixth on lap 176 after Davey Hamilton Jr. got the lead on lap 173 and then was involved in an accident on lap 175 on the frontstretch. The driver who was fourth at the time, Tyler Roahrig, was also involved, which gave Swanson the other spot.

The rules stipulate each car must make at least one pit stop in each half of the race, and Swanson’s first stop came on lap 186. It was phenomenal, as the Doran Binks crew got their car serviced so fast that Swanson rose from sixth to third, behind only Shane Hollingsworth, who pitted later, and Caleb Armstrong.

Swanson moved into second on lap 188 when Caleb Armstrong pitted, and he trailed only Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth finally pitted on lap 227, which vaulted Swanson into the lead on lap 228.

He stayed there through lap 334, despite intense pressure from polesitter Emerson Axsom. Axsom was just 0.255 seconds behind at the halfway point. Around lap 263 there were 13 cars in the lead pack, and they were all close.

Swanson kept his head down and worked his way carefully through lapped traffic. He was able to build his lead to 1.114 seconds by lap 280, and that grew to 2.093 seconds by lap 285 as Axsom got bogged down in lapped traffic too.

Swanson’s lead dropped to 1.585 seconds by lap 290 and stayed about 1.6 seconds though lap 300. But four laps later it was down to only 0.230 again, and Axsom kept the pressure up until his car’s right front shock stud broke and sent him into the wall between Turns 1 and 2 working lap 327.

Swanson made his second pit stop under that yellow on lap 334, which gave the lead to last year’s winner, Jake Trainor, on lap 335. Swanson dropped to seventh after that stop.

He advanced to sixth on lap 377 by passing Roahrig. Trainor and the driver of a slower car had contact which caused Trainor to crash into the Turn 3 wall while leading on lap 391, which brought out another yellow and moved Swanson into fifth place.

He soared from fifth to third on lap 398 after the driver who was third, Ryan Newman, and the driver who was fourth, Bobby Santos III, pitted under that yellow. That left the leader, Dakoda Armstrong; the second-place driver, Dakoda’s cousin Caleb Armstrong, and Swanson as the only drivers on the lead lap for the restart on lap 402.

Swanson was able to stay in third place despite some contact with a lapped car, but he couldn’t catch the Armstrongs. Instead, Caleb Armstrong passed Dakoda Armstrong on the last lap to win the race by 0.261 seconds. Swanson crossed the line in third, 0.146 of a second behind Dakoda Armstrong. They were the only three drivers on the lead lap, and Swanson duplicated his third-place finish from one year ago.

Roahrig and Billy Wease rounded out the top five. Newman, Santos, Hollingsworth, Kyle O’Gara and Logan Seavey completed the top 10. Only 14 cars were running at the finish.

“Our car was pretty good, but it wasn’t quite good enough to control our destiny,” Swanson said afterwards.

“The Doran Binks guys gave me such a good pit stop on our first stop; that’s what put us into contention. We led some, but then lost a few spots. It was really close.

“I had some trouble with some of the medium-speed lapped cars. They were hard to pass, but then they were racing each other for position. You have to pick and choose your way around them, and hope you can get by whenever you can.

“I’m proud of the Doran Binks team. Everybody worked hard, and I appreciate the effort to get us close. I also appreciate the support of our sponsors, like Mission Foods and Glenn Farms.

“How tired am I? Well, if I had to run another 100 laps tonight I would. You have to rise to the challenge!”

The Little 500 was streamed live by DirtVision.

The Little 500 is part of the 500 Sprint Car Tour, but it’s a non-points-paying special event.

The next race on that schedule is June 8 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., followed by a race June 28 at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway.

The USAC Silver Crown series also has two races in June: June 15 at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway, and June 21 at Madison Int’l Speedway in Oregon, Wis.

For more information see DoranRacing.com.

About Mission Foods:
The Gruma Corporation began in 1949 and is today the leading tortilla manufacturer worldwide. Mission Foods is a proud subsidiary of Gruma, and as the #1 tortilla company in the United States, manufactures a wide variety of authentic Mexican products. Five years ago it opened a state-of-the-art plant in Dallas, Texas, with the capacity to produce 30 million tortillas daily. Today Mission Foods is a global company, with special emphasis not only on the United States but also Mexico, Central America, Europe, China, Malaysia, and Australia. Its products include flour and corn tortillas; tostadas; low-carb, whole wheat, organic and gluten-free items; wraps; flatbreads such as naan, pita and roti; tortilla chips and organic chips; chicharrones; salsa, and dips. For more information see missionfoods.com.

 

 

Swanson Gets Fifth Hoosier Hundred Victory
With Doran Binks Racing’s Mission Foods No. 77

BROWNSBURG, Ind., May 28— Last year Kody Swanson qualified second and led the most laps in the Hoosier Hundred USAC Silver Crown race at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, but he didn’t finish due to a broken fuel pump drive.

He and the Doran Binks Racing team made up for that disappointment in grand style Friday and Saturday when Swanson earned his fifth victory in the 67th running of one of USAC’s most prestigious events. He earned $26,000 and now he’s second only to A.J. Foyt in the number of Hoosier Hundred victories.

The victory extended the seven-time series champion’s record as the winningest driver in series history to 43. He tied his now-retired brother Tanner as the winningest USAC Silver Crown driver at this particular track with eight wins.

Driving the Mission Foods/Glenn Farms/Wilke Orthodontics No. 77, which is powered by a Lanci Ford engine, Swanson was fastest in practice on Friday with a lap in 21.392 seconds on the 0.686-mile asphalt oval. Then he topped qualifying with a two-lap combined time of 42.316 seconds to earn his 50th career USAC Silver Crown pole, also extending his record in that category. Logan Seavey, Bobby Santos III, Dakoda Armstrong and Justin Grant completed the top five in qualifying.

Rain then set in and the main event was postponed until Saturday morning. USAC officials also shortened the distance from 146 to 100 laps.

Swanson had a 0.517-second lead over Santos by lap five and he was lapping cars by lap 11.

Tyler Roahrig passed Santos for second on lap 24, and by the one-quarter mark Swanson’s lead was 1.192 seconds.

Kaylee Bryson, who won the most recent USAC Silver Crown race May 18 at Belleville, Kan., lost power on lap 41 and she Trey Burkemade contact. Bryson walked away, while Burke reported to the ambulance to get checked out.

That erased Swanson’s 1.408-second lead over Roahrig, but he immediately got busy rebuilding his advantage when the green waved again at the halfway point.

Swanson already had more than a 1-second advantage over Roahrig by lap 53. The latter set the fastest lap of the race on the next lap trying to catch Swanson, but it was to no avail.

Swanson was 0.771-second ahead on lap 60, and 2.339 seconds ahead five laps later. By lap 75 his advantage was 3.095 seconds, and with 10 laps to go it was 4.262 seconds.

He wasn’t done. He led by 7.855 seconds on lap 95; 10.173 seconds on lap 96; 13.510 seconds on lap 97, and he took the checkered with a whopping 17.850-second margin of victory over Logan Seavey, who had taken second from Roahrig on lap 98.

C.J. Leary came from last to finish third in a borrowed car. Russ Gamester finished fourth and Santos ended up fifth. They were followed by Armstrong, Taylor Ferns, Nathan Byrd, Trey Osborne and Kyle Steffens. Swanson lapped through sixth place.

Roahrig faded to 12th at the finish due to reported mechanical issue, right behind Justin Grant.

“I haven’t won a points race here in three years,” Swanson noted in victory lane. “I’m just glad to get these guys into victory lane whenever we can. They do such a great job on this car.

“It was tricky; the track was hot and greasy; we haven’t run a race like this here in the day since 2015. There are lots of really great teams and drivers in this series, so anytime you can get a win it’s special.

“This race pays more for us now that it ever did,” he added. “We appreciate that, and we also appreciate the fans who came back to see us on a Saturday morning.”

The series’ races are streamed live by FloRacing.

Swanson has won three of the first four USAC Silver Crown races of 2024 and now leads the driver point standings by one point over Leary. Doran Binks Racing leads the entrant standings with 263 points to Hemelgarn Racing’s 224. For his three victories so far this year Swanson has led all 100 laps of each race.

There are two races scheduled for June: June 15 at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway and June 21 at Madison International Speedway in Oregon, Wis.

For more information see raceirp.com and usacracing.com. The team’s website is at doranracing.com.

About Mission Foods:
The Gruma Corporation began in 1949 and is today the leading tortilla manufacturer worldwide. Mission Foods is a proud subsidiary of Gruma, and as the #1 tortilla company in the United States, manufactures a wide variety of authentic Mexican products. Five years ago it opened a state-of-the-art plant in Dallas, Texas, with the capacity to produce 30 million tortillas daily. Today Mission Foods is a global company, with special emphasis not only on the United States but also Mexico, Central America, Europe, China, Malaysia, and Australia. Its products include flour and corn tortillas; tostadas; low-carb, whole wheat, organic and gluten-free items; wraps; flatbreads such as naan, pita and roti; tortilla chips and organic chips; chicharrones; salsa, and dips. For more information see missionfoods.com.

 

 

Nolen Racing Is Front and Center

In Little 500 Sprint Car Race

At Anderson Speedway Saturday Night

ANDERSON, Ind., May 28 — Nolen Racing and driver Emerson Axsom shook up the pavement sprint car world last week by winning the pole for that division’s biggest race, the 76th annual Little 500 Presented by UAW at Anderson Speedway. The Whiteland, Ind.-based team only plans to run a handful of races this year, and the 19-year-old driver from Franklin, Ind., has been concentrating on driving winged dirt sprint cars all over the country, not non-winged ones on paved tracks.

That’s why the regulars were surprised when Axsom won the CB Fabricating pole last Thursday with a four-lap time of 44.575 seconds to earn the right to lead the field of 33 cars three abreast to the green on Saturday night for 500 laps on the quarter-mile track. He backed that up by routinely being fastest in practice sessions too.

“I wish Gene [Nolen] was here,” Axsom told an Andersen Speedway representative after winning the pole. “He was one of my biggest supporters. He’s the main reason I’m able to drive this car; he was a big fan of mine. I know he’s watching but it would be cool if he was here and was able to take some pictures with us on the front row.”

Dakoda Armstrong got the jump at the start as Axsom didn’t press things in an effort to save his No. 4, which is sponsored by KECO Coatings and powered by a Tranter-prepared Chevrolet V6 engine. Still, he set the fastest lap of anyone in the race when he posted a time of 11.554 seconds on lap 26 while running second to Dakoda Armstrong.

He led twice: once from laps 86 through 172 and again from laps 176 through 185 for a total of 96 laps, the third-most of the seven drivers who led. He was never out of the top five.

The first time he took the lead by passing Dakoda Armstrong. The second time he inherited the lead after Davey Hamilton Jr. took the point and then almost immediately was involved in an accident.

Axsom ran in second from laps 228 through 326, hounding leader Kody Swanson incessantly. Unfortunately his thrilling drive came to an end when his car’s right-front shock stud broke and put him into the wall between Turns 1 and 2 working lap 327, ending his stirring drive. Luckily he emerged unhurt, but he was out of the race. His official finishing position was 21st.

Nolen Racing’s Shane Hollingsworth of Lafayette, Ind., led the race too in the yellow No. 20, which is also sponsored by KECO Coatings and has a Tranter-prepped Chevy V8 engine. He started 16th in his 16th Little 500 after missing the top-15 cut-off in the first round of qualifying by just 0.004 seconds.

After losing a couple of spots on the initial start he made steady progress moving forward until he was 12th on lap 176. The Nolen crew decided to keep Hollingsworth out when the leaders made their first pit stops, and subsequently Hollingsworth found himself second on lap 186 and in the lead two laps later. He led through lap 227 for a total of 40 laps before he pitted himself, which dropped him back to 14th. He received a penalty for an alleged infraction after that pitstop.

Despite that, Hollingsworth made steady progress in the second half of the race. He set his fastest lap of the race on lap 237 while he was 13th. He did lose a couple laps, however, and when the checkered dropped he was eighth, three laps down.

“I felt like we had a solid car; we just lacked track position,” Hollingsworth said afterwards. “We had a bad break on our second stop with the push trucks.

“We also got a penalty; they said I passed the pace truck. I’m not sure that was the case, but at the end of the day it didn’t affect our finishing position.

“We did lead awhile due to our pit stop strategy.

“At least we finished. The last two years we weren’t able to stay out of trouble, but we did accomplish that today. I wish we had been a little higher up, but at least we finished!”

Caleb Armstrong won on the last lap over his cousin, Dakoda. Swanson finished third. Tyler Roahrig, Billy Wease, Ryan Newman, Bobby Santos III, Hollingsworth, Kyle O’Gara and Logan Seavey rounded out the top 10.

The race was streamed live by DirtVision.

For more information follow the team on Facebook and Twitter @NolenRacing.

 

 

BRADEN CHIARAMONTE GETS THIRD PODIUM FINISH IN EIGHT DAYS

(El Cajon, CA, May 23) Rising teenage star Braden Chiaramonte scored a podium finish in the Tiner/Hirst-owned 94TH sprint car for the third time in eight days. His latest effort came when he placed second last Saturday night at the Marysville Raceway. The finish went along with his third-place result at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico on May 10th and a second-place finish at Placerville on the 11th. Chiaramonte will return to Marysville this Saturday with the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour in the Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial.

The most amazing aspect of Chiaramonte’s accomplishment from last week is that he had never seen the Marysville oval before. Yet, he performed flawlessly all night, from hot laps through the main event. The second-place finish sounds amazing, but it could have been more. The friendly young driver actually took the lead away on lap 20 of the main event. However, a yellow flag seconds after he took the lead reverted the lineup to the previous completed lap.

Fans began to sit up and take notice of Chiaramonte in qualifying. Even though he was pitted against 24 track regulars, he still qualified third fastest with a sizzling lap of 12.637 in the Slade Precision Shocks/Larry Davis Farms/System 1 Pro Ignition sponsored car. He backed that impressive performance up with a very exciting win in the third eight-lap heat race. After a slider fest with another car at the outset, the new kid on the block led all eight laps and raced across the line a half straightaway ahead of his closest pursuer. In addition to winning the heat, he also posted the fastest lap in the race at 13.325.

The newcomer to the track gave the regulars more to worry about when he pulled a two in the redraw for the 25-lap finale.

When the A main started, Chiaramonte was second to turn one on the start. The determined teen challenged the cushion lap after lap. When lapped traffic came into play on the 11th circuit, he tried to pass the leader on the inside coming off turn four. However, the surface was definitely “Cowboy Up” on the bottom, making it hard to pass.

Undeterred, Chiaramonte was relentless in his pursuit of the leader. Building up momentum on the wide line, he chased down his foe and inched ahead when that yellow waved as the pack roared into turn one on lap 20. That meant the field was reset to the last completed lap. Thus, Chiaramonte moved back to second.

Once the race restarted, the El Cajon, California teen kept the heat on until the checkered flag. In the end, he was forced to settle for second.

The impressive second-place finish endeared the newcomer to the crowd. He was spectacular on the outside and may have well won the race if not for the late-race yellow. Lap eight was Chiaramonte’s best circuit around the track in the main at 13.325. It was the second-fastest lap in the race, and identical to his best time in his heat race.

Going into this week’s SCCT show at Marysville, Chiaramonte is 13th in series points and is only 20 points out of fifth. The race will mark the beginning of four straight weeks of SCCT racing for the young driver and the remainder of the series regulars. On Friday, May 31st, it will be on to the Placerville Speedway, where Chiaramonte finished second two weeks ago in a non-SCCT race. A week later, on June 8th, he will be at the Petaluma Speedway before heading to Antioch Speedway on June 15th.

Adult tickets at Marysville Raceway on Saturday are $24.00. Juniors 12-15, seniors 62+, and military are $20. Kids 6-11 cost $10.00, and those five and under will be free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or via https://www.eventsprout.com/event/marysville-raceway-2024. The front gate will open at 5:00 p.m. Cars hit the track at 5:30, with hot laps, Sierra Foothills Wine Services qualifying, and racing to follow.

Chiaramonte would like to thank all his sponsors who have made his racing efforts possible. RTL Traffic Control, AM Ortega, OCC Motorsports, Hyper Racing, Chop Design, Adams Motors, Hacienda Casa Blanca Fine Mexican Dining, Evil Plus Injection, King Racing Products, Tyner, and Keizer Wheels. If you would like to be a partner with one of America’s fastest-rising racing stars, please contact Daniel Chiaramonte via email at mailto:dchiaramonte@rtltraffic.com or by calling (619) 988-7563.

Braden Chiaramonte’s 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 1st A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

3/30/24 Adobe Mountain Speedway Non-Wing 600 Outlaw Micro 1st A Main

4/6/24 Stockton Dirt Track Sprint Car Challenge Tour 14th A Main

4/19/24 Lemoore Jet Bowl Non-Wing Outlaw Micro 7th A Main

4/20/24 Merced Speedway Sprint Car Challenge Tour 15th A Main

4/27/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 20th A Main

5/11/24 Silver Dollar Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5/12/24 Placerville Speedway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5/18/24 Marysville Raceway Winged 360 Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

 

 

AFTER A BAD BREAK AT BAKERSFIELD, EDDIE TAFOYA JR. HOPES TO CHANGE HIS LUCK SATURDAY AT SALUTE TO INDY

(Chino, CA, May 23, 2024) After a bad break in the Ultimate Sprint Car Series race presented by Inland Rigging last Saturday night at the Bakersfield Speedway, Eddie Tafoya Jr. hopes to get things righted in the 71st Salute to Indy at Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday. It will be his first appearance in the prestigious race since an eighth-place finish in 2022.

Last week at the USCS race in Bakersfield, Tafoya, 26, got off to a good start. Competing against 20 other drivers in qualifying, the friendly racer recorded the second quickest time when he toured “The West Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval” in 13.890. That made him one of only two drivers to break the 14-second barrier on the night.

By the time Tafoya drove the immaculate Tom and Christy Dunkel Inland Rigging #17T onto the “Okie Bowl” for his heat race, the surface was dry and slick, and passing was going to be at a premium. Tafoya started on the third row and found a sweet spot on the low line. He passed two cars by the time he exited turn two on the first circuit. That put him in third place, where he finished in the prelim. Inland Rigging teammate Tommy Dunkel won the heat.

The track crew reworked the surface, and it looked racy for the 30-lap finale. That all looked good for Tafoya, who was starting inside the second row directly behind teammate Dunkel. However, the bad luck that had plagued him the first part of the season struck again! Early in the main, a car clobbered him from behind and flattened his left rear tire. Tafoya limped around the track until lap four, when he pulled to the infield and out of the race with a 20th-place finish.

In heading back to Perris on Saturday, Tafoya returns to the track where he had one of his two top-10 finishes in 2024. At Perris, on April 27th, the Chino Hills, California resident placed ninth in the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Car main event. His other top-10 this season came on April 6th, when he placed sixth at Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway.

Tafoya enters Saturday’s sprint car war 10th in USAC/CRA Series points. He will climb higher up on that ladder before the night ends.

For Saturday’s Salute to Indy, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m., and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00. Adult tickets for the night of exciting dirt track racing and clean family fun are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12, it is only $5.00, and children five and under are admitted free. Advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. They can also be ordered by phone at 1-800-595-4849. We will have plenty available at the ticket window on Saturday for fans who do not wish to purchase tickets in advance. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking.

Friendly Tafoya is always happy to meet the fans in the pits after every race. He will sign autographs, pose for photos, and sell his beautiful 2024 team shirts. For fans who cannot attend the races, the team shirts are available at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

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Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, Inland Rigging, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Gasper Transportation, CMI Precision Machining, Owen’s Insurance Services, Keen Concrete, DRC Chassis, and Rider Racing Engines for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2024 USAC National Results

January 11 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

January 14 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 7th D Main

February 24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 21st A Main

March 9 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 13th A Main

March 10 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 17th A Main

March 16 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

March 23 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 12th A Main

April 6 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

April 20 Bakersfield Speedway Ultimate Sprint Car Series 22nd A Main

April 27th Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

May 11th Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway Ultimate Sprint Car Series Rained Out

May 18 Bakersfield Speedway Ultimate Sprint Car Series 20th A Main

 

 

GRANT AND BRENT SEXTON EACH RECORD TOP TENS AT BAKERSFIELD – SALUTE TO INDY AT PERRIS THIS SATURDAY

(Lakeside, CA, May 23, 2024) Sexton Gatlin Racing’s father and son team of Brent and Grant Sexton each raced at the Bakersfield Speedway last Saturday night. Nineteen-year-old Grant finished fifth in round number two of the Ultimate Sprint Car Series presented by Inland Rigging. Brent placed sixth in the companion California Lightning Sprint car series main event.

After a five-race slump that did not see him record one top-10 finish, Grant has two top-5 results in the last two weeks. The first came on May 11th, when he went from 13th to third in the SoCal Lightning Sprint Car main event at the Barona Speedway. Last Saturday at Bakersfield, he started 11th in the 30-lap USCS feature and impressively marched forward to his fifth-place finish.

In his Bakersfield preliminaries, Grant qualified sixth fastest in the 20-car field and had a top three slip from his grasp when he got into the slick on the last bend of his heat race.

For family patriarch Brent, who just returned from his birthday festivities, including a fly fishing trip to Montana and a week in Mexico, he only raced on the CLS side of the program. The veteran racer was in the process of putting together a new car to run in the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Series and with the USCS. The three-time lightning sprint car champion began the night by qualifying sixth fastest in the 14-car CLS field. He then placed third in his heat race.

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Brent Sexton will be wheeling a brand new car this weekend at Perris. Kenny Lonngren photo.

In the CLS 20-lap main, the Tennessee native started fifth and ended up sixth.

This week, the SGR drivers return to Perris for the 71st Salute to Indy. For the first time, Brent will compete in the race that began in 1948. During his Rookie of the Year season in USAC/CRA in 2023, Grant placed ninth in the Salute main event.

Brent currently sits 15th in the USAC/CRA standings. He still holds bragging rights at the dinner table over Grant, who is five points behind in 16th. Through the first five races on the schedule, Brent's best finish in the series was a 13th at Perris on March 16th. Grant’s best result was an 11th at Mohave Valley Raceway on April 6th. His best Perris finish was an 18th at the season opener on February 24th.

For Saturday’s Salute to Indy, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m., and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00. Adult tickets for the night of exciting dirt track racing and clean family fun are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12, it is only $5.00, and children five and under are admitted free. Advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. They can also be ordered by phone at 1-800-595-4849. Plenty will be available at the ticket window on Saturday for fans who do not wish to purchase tickets in advance. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking.

Sexton Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2024 season possible. East County Electric Works, Keys Brothers, BR Motorsports, Maxima Oil, Automated Interiors, Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Troy Dirt.

If you or your company are interested in becoming a marketing partner with Sexton Gatlin Racing in 2024, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com.

Brent Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

3/1/24 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Lightning Sprints 4th A Main

3/2/24 Imperial Valley Raceway SoCal Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 12th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 16th A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

3/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

4/6/24 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 17th A Main

4/20/24 Bakersfield Speedway USCS Sprint Cars 25th A Main

4/20/24 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

4/27/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

5/18/24 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 6th A Main

Grant Sexton 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

3/8/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3/9/24 Imperial Valley Raceway Imperial Valley 360/410 Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 21st A Main

3/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 16th A Main

4/6/24 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main

4/20/24 Bakersfield Speedway USCS Sprint Cars 16th A Main

4/27/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 19th A Main

5/11/24 Barona Speedway So Cal Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

5/18/24 Bakersfield Speedway Ultimate Sprint Car Series 5th A Main

 

 

FLOWDYNAMICS DRIVERS RETURN TO ACTION AT SATURDAY’S PERRIS SALUTE TO INDY

(Ontario, CA, May 23, 2024) After a month off from racing, the Flowdynamics duo of Matt McCarthy and Logan Williams will return to action this Saturday night, May 25th, when Perris Auto Speedway hosts the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint cars in the 71st Salute to Indy. Spectator gates for the night of family fun and 900 horsepower sideways racing will open at 5:00 PM, and the first race will begin at 7:00.

The last time the two drivers were in action was on the same famous Riverside County Half Mile Clay Oval on April 27th. That night ended when they experienced two totally different fortunes in the exciting 30-lap main event. Earlier, each had experienced success in the preliminaries. Yorba Linda, California’s Williams entered the night fourth in the series championship point standings. In the first four races of the year, he had finished in the top 10 each time, including a season-best fifth at Perris on March 16th. He kicked his night off with a dazzling qualifying lap of 16.676. That was the fourth fastest time in the 22-car field. McCarthy, a father of two who makes his home in Riverside, California, had a lap of 17.089. That was the 14th fastest time of the twenty-two cars on hand.

Williams, who, like always, was racing against his two older brothers, was the first of the duo to compete in a 10 lap heat race. The likable driver started on the inside of the fourth row. Unfortunately, he finished fifth. That ruled him out of the invert for the first three rows in the main event. However, he would start inside row four in the 30-lapper.

In the second 10-lap heat race, McCarthy, who was only competing for the third time this year, was outside the front row. In a dazzling performance, he ran away from the field for his first heat race victory of the 2024 season.

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Logan Williams hooking up the rear tires at Perris in April. Kenny Lonngren photo.



As previously stated, Williams was lined up inside row four when the field assembled on the track for the 30-lap finale. McCarthy had a much tougher road to hoe as he came from outside the seventh row in 14th. Unfortunately, Williams’ race only lasted two laps. Drivetrain issues saw him slow to a stop near the end of the front straightaway and retire to the pit area. That broke his string of top-10 finishes and he ended up with a disappointing 22nd.

McCarthy’s fortune was quite the opposite. After disappointment due to an issue with the steering box knocking him out of his heat and the B main at the season opener, he finished 10th on March 16th. At the April race, he put on a show for the fans. The now-veteran driver moved forward throughout the race and drove all the way up to sixth. If the race had been more than 30 laps, he would have passed more cars and would have had his first top-five finish of the year.

Over the last two years, the Flowdynamics duo has done well overall at the Salute to Indy, with three top-10 finishes. Williams was fifth last year and sixth in 2022. McCarthy finished two spots behind Williams in eighth in 2023. In 2022, McCarthy placed 15th.

Adult tickets to see the Flowdynamics drivers in action at the Salute to Indy are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12, it is only $5.00, and children 5 and under are free. Advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For those who do not wish to buy advance tickets, plenty will be available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking. Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the City of Perris. Take the 215 Freeway. Exit at the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds. The track website is http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/, and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

Whenever you get the chance to meet the Flowdynamics drivers in person, be sure to visit them in the pits. They will be glad to sign your autographs, and each of them will have their fine-looking team shirts available.

If you or your company would like to be a part of one of the West Coast’s most prominent sprint car teams in the 2024 season, please contact John McCarthy at 909 930-5522 or mailto:john@flodyinc.com.

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2023 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., PurgePlugs.com, Cal Therm Mechanical Insulators, JFK Design Build, So Cal Racing Fuel, and Full Throttle Lift.

Matt McCarthy 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th B Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

4/27/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

Logan Williams 2024 Results

2/24/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

3/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 5th A Main

3/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

4/6/24 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 9th A Main

4/27/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 23

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Jeremy Huish, Ness City, Kan., 369; 2. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 359; 3. Shayle Bade, Raymond, Neb., 289; 4. Conner Thomas, Post, Texas, 264; 5. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 255; 6. Jack Thomas, Bates City, Mo., 246; 7. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 240; 8. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 229; 9. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 220; 10. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 217; 11. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 210; 12. Zach Rhodes, Mc Veytown, Pa., 209; 13. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 207; 14. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 206; 15. Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, 199; 16. Carson Bolden, Quinlan, Texas, 197; 17. Buddy Schweibinz, Petersburg, N.J., 196; 18. Owen Dimm, Mifflintown, Pa., 193; 19. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., and Cody Ledger, Omaha, Neb., both 185.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 80; 2. David Knott, Fresno, Calif., 75; 3. Kevin W. Barnes Sr., Fresno, Calif., 72; 4. Jeremy Alves, Hanford, Calif., 70; 5. Maverick Myrick, Tulare, Calif., 68; 6. Kenneth (K.C.) Weikle, Sanger, Calif., 67; 7. Howard Fergerson Jr., Porterville, Calif., 61; 8. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 38; 9. Rino Felicioni, Visalia, Calif., 33; 10. Andy Smith, Lincoln, Calif., 32.

Delaware – 1. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 40; 2. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 39; 3. Troy Betts, Middletown, Dela., 38; 4. Timothy Iulg, Bridgeton, N.J., 37; 5. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 36; 6. Christian Rumsey, Slate Hill, N.Y., 35; 7. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 33; 8. Tim Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 32; 9. Donald "D.J." Tanner, Warminster, Pa., 31; 10. Jeffrey Paulson, Honey Brook, Pa., 30.

Georgia – 1. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 40; 2. George Loux, Maiden, N.C., 39; 3. Cale Cozad, Summerville, S.C., 38; 4. Joshua Shantz, Salisbury, N.C., 37; 5. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 36; 6. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 35; 7. Tyler Lewis, Mooresville, N.C., 34; 8. John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., 33; 9. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 32; 10. Scott Hunter, Midland, N.C., 31.

Indiana – 1. Blayne Ridgley, Bruceville, Ind., 148; 2. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 146; 3. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 145; 4. Justin Mathews, Bloomington, Ind., 140; 5. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., and Barry Miller, Bedford, Ind., both 137; 7. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 134; 8. John Wolfarth, Boonville, Ind., and Levi Hinck, Sweet Springs, Mo., both 128; 10. Ethan Fleetwood, Smithville, Ind., 125.

Iowa – 1. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 77; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 70; 3. Shayle Bade, Raymond, Neb., 68; 4. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 60; 5. Jeffrey Wilke, Knoxville, Iowa, 55; 6. Jeremy Huish, Ness City, Kan., and Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., both 40; 8. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 38; 9. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 37; 10. Devin Friedrichsen, Odebolt, Iowa, 36.

Kansas – 1. Jeremy Huish, Ness City, Kan., 152; 2. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 145; 3. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 112; 4. Justin Chaffin, Newton, Kan., 109; 5. Jeremy Campbell, Goddard, Kan., 108; 6. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 95; 7. Charlee Chaffin, Cimarron, Kan., 92; 8. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 85; 9. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., and Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., both 76.

Maryland – 1. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., and Colton Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., both 70; 3. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 66; 4. Dale Schweikart, Linden, Pa., 60; 5. Jay Fry, Garrett, Pa., 59; 6. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 58; 7. Braeden Varner, Mifflintown, Pa., 47; 8. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 44; 9. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., 43; 10. Benjamin Miklos, Camp Hill, Pa., 42.

Minnesota – 1. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 76; 2. Zach Glaser, Cleveland, Minn., and Brandon Buysse, New Ulm, Minn., both 74; 4. Billy Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., and Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., both 73; 6. Andrew Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 61; 7. Chris Graf, Glencoe, Minn., 35; 8. Michael "Mike" Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 34; 9. Brandon Allen, Saint Peter, Minn., and Brady Donnohue, Arden Hills, Minn., both 33.

Missouri – 1. Jack Thomas, Bates City, Mo., 109; 2. Kendall Weymuth, Sedalia, Mo., 103; 3. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 95; 4. Terry Easum, Broken Arrow, Okla., 72; 5. Brett Combs, Tipton, Mo., 68; 6. Matt Fox, Sedalia, Mo., 67; 7. Mitchell Moore, Peculiar, Mo., 65; 8. Jacob Dye, Albany, Mo., 64; 9. Natalie Doney, Odessa, Mo., 60; 10. Alan Cunningham, Half Way, Mo., 58.

Nebraska – 1. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 178; 2. Shayle Bade, Raymond, Neb., and Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., both 171; 4. Cole Wayman, Lincoln, Neb., 163; 5. Cody Ledger, Omaha, Neb., 157; 6. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 153; 7. Brandon Horton, Waterloo, Neb., 145; 8. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 141; 9. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 129; 10. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., and Cole Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., both 123.

New Jersey – 1. Buddy Schweibinz, Petersburg, N.J., 118; 2. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 115; 3. Troy Betts, Middletown, Dela., 104; 4. Tim Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 101; 5. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 99; 6. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 97; 7. Donald "D.J." Tanner, Warminster, Pa., 92; 8. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 89; 9. Aidan Borden, Jackson, N.J., 88; 10. Jeffrey Paulson, Honey Brook, Pa., 85.

North Carolina – 1. Nick Tucker, Mooresville, N.C., 40; 2. George Loux, Maiden, N.C., 39; 3. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 38; 4. Jeffrey Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 37; 5. Connor Leoffler, Galivants Ferry, S.C., 36; 6. Cale Cozad, Summerville, S.C., 35; 7. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 34; 8. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 33; 9. Tyler Lewis, Mooresville, N.C., 32; 10. Tyler Orzechowski, Jacksonville, Fla., 31.

North Dakota – 1. Andy Pake, Felton, Minn., 77; 2. Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn., Amelia Eisenschenk, Fargo, N.D., and Brandon Rekow, Ellendale, N.D., each 71; 5. Morgan Nyquist, Moorhead, Minn., 70; 6. Tom Cummings, Grandin, N.D., 65; 7. Ty Hanten, West Fargo, N.D., 37; 8. Laela Eisenschenk, Fargo, N.D., 35; 9. Marcus Rothenbacher, Ulen, Minn., 33; 10. Daniel Griep, Minnetonka, Minn., 32.

Ohio – 1. Chris Miller, Chillicothe, Ohio, 149; 2. Jaylynn Montgomery, Jackson, Ohio, 146; 3. James Moore, Marysville, Ohio, 145; 4. Wyatt Justice, Stoutsville, Ohio, 138; 5. Lance Whaley, Morrow, Ohio, 126; 6. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 110; 7. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 108; 8. Jason "Jay" Helton, Waverly, Ohio, 103; 9. Caleb Coffman, Proctorville, Ohio, 83; 10. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 66.

Oklahoma – 1. Conner Thomas, Post, Texas, 102; 2. Seth Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 88; 3. Brandon Jennings, Norman, Okla., 80; 4. Kayden Cole, Blanchard, Okla., 76; 5. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 75; 6. Danny Smith, Sapulpa, Okla., 71; 7. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., and Philip Fessler, Yukon, Okla., both 70; 9. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 68; 10. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., Whit Gastineau, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., each 67.

Pennsylvania – 1. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 173; 2. Zach Rhodes, Mc Veytown, Pa., 156; 3. Kruz Kepner, Middleburg, Pa., 142; 4. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 136; 5. Dustin Young, Danville, Pa., 129; 6. Owen Dimm, Mifflintown, Pa., 127; 7. Austin Reed, Etters, Pa., 122; 8. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pa., 110; 9. Michael Alleman, Port Royal, Pa., 106; 10. Kenneth Heffner, Watsontown, Pa., 103.

South Carolina – 1. Cale Cozad, Summerville, S.C., 77; 2. George Loux, Maiden, N.C., 76; 3. Dillan Baldwin, Taylorsville, Ky., 75; 4. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 72; 5. John Frutchey, Goose Creek, S.C., and Tyler Lewis, Mooresville, N.C., both 67; 7. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 63; 8. Tyler Orzechowski, Jacksonville, Fla., 62; 9. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 56; 10. Connor Leoffler, Galivants Ferry, S.C., 40.

South Dakota – 1. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 130; 2. Nick Barger, Madison, S.D., 123; 3. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 118; 4. Dillon Bickett, Madison, S.D., 115; 5. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Michalob Voeltz, Madison, S.D., both 114; 7. Cole Olson, Menno, S.D., and Dylan Waxdahl, Hartford, S.D., both 107; 9. Koby Werkmeister, Armour, S.D., and Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., both 103.

Texas – 1. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 217; 2. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 177; 3. Daniel "D. J." Estes Jr., Fort Worth, Texas, 161; 4. Herbert Wood, Kennedale, Texas, 158; 5. Claud Estes, Godley, Texas, 156; 6. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 153; 7. Cody Price, Princeton, Texas, 143; 8. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 141; 9. Carson Bolden, Quinlan, Texas, 138; 10. Kent Lewis Jr., Willis, Texas, 137.

Virginia – 1. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., 75; 2. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 73; 3. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 72; 4. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 70; 5. Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 66; 6. Matthew Leach, Newport News, Va., 64; 7. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 56; 8. Aaron Leach, Hampton, Va., 55; 9. Croix Beasom, Mifflintown, Pa., 39; 10. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 38.

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wis., Friday, May 24, 2024)--A autograph session and US Flag Giveaway is planned as part of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Founders Night Presented by Body Craft of Antioch, IL Saturday, May 25 at Wilmot Raceway. AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints and 11-75 Sports Bar IRA Lightning Sprints round out the Memorial Day weekend all sprint car spectacular. Founders Night is in recognition Whitey Harris, and the late Ray Toft and Junior Dodd, the original trio who began the IRA over 50 years ago. The IRA's home track has been, and continues to be, Wilmot Raceway on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds.
When the grandstands open at 4 pm until 4:45 p.m., drivers from all three IRA classes are asked to come to the grandstand concourse area to sign autographs and hand out US Flags. The US Flags are courtesy of A-1 Apparel and Diecast Tennyson Family along with Mike Babicz and Cathy Landgren of Let's Go Racing Motorsports Report.
BJ Johnson, longtime member and coordinator of the Wilmot Raceway ambulance crew, will have information available on the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight which he flew on as a veteran last fall.
Past IRA drivers, crew members and staff will be available for bench racing. Some cars from past years will be on display.
This year marks the 11th IRA Founders Night with the perennial trophy sponsored by the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame on display. The May 25 IRA Outlaw Sprint Car feature winner's name will be added to the trophy which is returned to the Hall of Fame display at the museum in Hartford.
For updates or advance tickets check the track website wilmotraceway.com, the official Wilmot Raceway Facebook page and the trackside race line 262-862-2090.
Submitted By Michael H. Babicz

 

Hartlaub Carries Top Ten Momentum Into Holiday Weekend
 

Port Royal, PA – May 24, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Kody Hartlaub has been fast all season. He has turned heads.

That said, the finishes have not reflected just how good this young driver and team have been. That may have turned a corner as we head into the first big race weekend of the summer.
QUICK RESULTS

DATE: May 8, 2024

Event: World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash
Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: Lincoln Speedway
City, State: Abbottstown, PA
Stats: 37 cars, Qualifying 5th, Heat 2nd (2), Dash 5th (2), A-main 20th (5)

DATE: May 19, 2024

Division: 410 Sprint Cars
Track: BAPS Motor Speedway
City, State: York Haven, PA
Stats: 39 cars, Group 2 Qualifying 2nd, Heat 4th (3), A-main 10th (5)

ON THE RADAR

Hartlaub started the month of May by checking off two life-long racing goals in one night. He made the dash and participated in the 4-wide parade lap at a World of Outlaws sprint car event.

It all took place at Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash back on May 9th after the 410 sprint car rookie clocked in with the 5th fastest lap of the night in qualifying.

Hartlaub went on to start and finish 2nd in his heat race, just behind legend Donny Schatz, then brought home a 5th place finish in the dash to solidify the inside row three starting spot in the A-main.

The night’s finale was the only chapter that wasn’t fitting of a storybook tale. The East Berlin, PA resident slid backwards in the running order and late in the race became collateral damage in a mess someone else created.

Still, the ending didn’t change the fact that Hartlaub was a factor that night and it certainly didn’t erase his name from the racing community chatter.

TURNING THE CORNER

Despite the noteworthy effort against the World of Outlaws as well as several other high points thus far in 2024, Hartlaub had struggled to log a top ten finish in the Brewer Home Improvements, J Fuels, MooseBlocks.com, Bigham Appraisal, Griffith Plumbing Services, T and N Solutions No.95.

Through his first ten starts Hartlaub had an average feature finishing position of 15th, including two 11th place finishes. The team had struggled to put a complete night together.

“We have started strong but then we either missed the setup and slid backwards, or I would make a mistake that cost us spots.”, Hartlaub shared.

“Both are learning opportunities and we are making sure we do gain from those. I’m working hard to eliminate the mistakes in the cockpit and we as a team are building a better notebook so we can finish as strong as we start.”

Sunday night, May 19th, Hartlaub and team showed they were putting it all together and progressing. With 39 cars on hand, the night started strong once again. He turned in the 2nd quickest lap in his group, behind only Anthony Macri, then locked into the redraw with a 4th place finish in his heat.

Hartlaub started 5th but struggled to find a rhythm early and found himself 12th with five laps complete, but this time the story didn’t end there.

After settling down and finding his groove, Hartlaub battled his way back to a 10th place finish, looking much more comfortable in the latter half of the race.

“Fighting back like that was a big confidence boost. We are definitely making good progress as a team.”, Hartlaub said.

“I can’t say enough about all my great partners. Pat (Brewer) does so much for me. We couldn’t do it without every single partner though. And in this sport, there’s always room for more people to join the team. It’s a tough deal that takes a lot of resources if you want to be good at it, and that’s our goal.”
UP NEXT

The upcoming holiday weekend will bring two opportunities for Hartlaub to build on that momentum.

First up will be Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night for the $10,039-to-win John Trone Tribute. Saturday night the team will travel to Lincoln Speedway for the Bob Leiby Memorial.

SEASON STATS

11 races, 0 wins, 0 top 5’s, 1 top 10’s, 7 top 15’s, 9 top 20

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

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KODY HARTLAUB RACING

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Kody Hartlaub checked off his goal of being a part of a World of Outlaws 4-wide parade lap and he did it in his first full season behind the wheel of a 410 sprint car. (Photo Credit: Derick Kriner Photography)
Kody Hartlaub was all smiles after spinning off the 5th quickest lap in qualifying for the World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash on May 8th, 2024 (Photo Credit: Jeremy Zarfos / WRT Speedwerx)

Broadcast coverage of High Limit Racing events, Port Royal Speedway events and select Lincoln Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com.

Broadcast coverage of World of Outlaw events and Williams Grove Speedway events is available at DirtVision.com.

Broadcast coverage of 410 sprint car events at BAPS Motor Speedway is available at SprintCarUnlimited.tv
THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!
The entire team would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for their support during the 2024 racing season!

Brewer Home Improvements, LLC

J Fuels

MooseBlocks.com

Bigham Appraisal

Griffith Plumbing Services

T and N Solutions

Smith Titanium

Herr Electric

Siegel Racing 59

Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Pretzel Boy

Barbie Miller, Realtor

KH Suspension

Don Ott Racing Engines

Pruitt Innovation & Technologies

AL Driveline

DMI Performance

SpeedComm

 

 

Joel Myers Jr Teams Up with Hayward Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Set to head to the Midwest this week with his family car, Joel Myers Jr had a slight change to his plans as he will team with Brodie Hayward and run the Hayward Motorsports No. 19 car beginning Monday night at Fremont Speedway.

“I am super excited for the opportunity to team with Brodie Hayward, SHITI Coolers, and everyone involved at Hayward Motorsports,” Joel Myers Jr said. “Brodie Hayward has been such an asset to motorsports, I really excited to work with him and his team and can’t wait to get going on Monday.”

As of now the plan is still fluid, but Myers Jr and Hayward Motorsports will kick their tenure off together on Monday against the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Fremont Speedway in Ohio, then they will head to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana next Friday night at battle the Kubota High Limit Racing Series.

“Our first two races are definitely going to be challenging, but I think taking on the best is a great way for us to really push our limits together,” Myers Jr added. “It is a challenge that I am looking forward to.”

While Myers Jr and Hayward Motorsports wont be in action until Monday night, the Sebastopol, CA driver will get his Midwest schedule underway tonight as he will be in his family owned no. 46JR in Wilmot, WI tomorrow night.

“I also want to give a huge shoutout to my family for their support in bringing our equipment to the Midwest, and my partners for supporting this new endeavor with the Hayward Motorsports team,” Myers noted.

Joel Myers Jr Racing would like to thank All About Fire Protection, Hi-Plains Building Division, DirtDudes Excavating, Carbon Safety, System 1 Ignition, Weld, FK Rod Ends, Blud Lubricants, Smith Ti, Culvert Ops, Economy Plumbing, Cartronics, NorCal Powersports, Y2K Gaming, Shark Racing Engines, Lucas Oil, Vaider, Walker Performance Filtration, ShopRico.Com, Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Kaeding Performance, Triple X Race Co., and Ogio, for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 15, Wins-7, Top-5’s- 9, Top-10’s-12

ON TAP: Joel Myers Jr is scheduled to run in Wilmot, WI on Saturday night before making his debut with Hayward Motorsports on Monday night at Fremont Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with ‘Jr’ by following him on Twitter @joelmyersjr, Instagram @joelmyersjr_, or by ‘Liking’ him on facebook at www.facebook.com/JoelMyersJr.

To grab your Joel Myers Jr Merchandise, click over to www.shopjoelmyersjr.com

 

 

BRODY ROA WINS HIS SECOND SCLS SPRINT MAIN, NOW FOCUSES ON SALUTE TO INDY AT PERRIS

(Cypress, CA, May 22, 2024) Through the first two races in the new Ultimate Sprint Car Series presented by Inland Rigging, one driver stands tall on the top of the win chart and the point standings. That driver is Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa, who has won the first two races in series history. The second of the pair came last Saturday night at Scott Schweitzer’s Bakersfield Speedway. This Saturday, May 25th, Roa will switch his focus to the 71st running of the Salute to Indy for the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Cars at Perris Auto Speedway.

The second night of racing for the USCS Series was pretty much as smooth as glass for Roa. That is, it was smooth as glass until a late race red flag made him work extra hard to score a narrow, photo-finish victory.

Roa’s 14.021 in qualifying was fourth best in the 21-car field. He followed the impressive time trial run with a win in his heat race. After starting fourth on “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval,” he led most of the main event. However, a late race red flag set up a green, white, checkered situation to end the second night in USCS history. Suddenly, the heat turned to raging hot when young Blake Bower came calling. It took everything Roa had to eek out the victory

“It was a pretty smooth night,” Roa said of last Saturday at the “Okie Bowl.” “Decent in qualifying. Got to the front in the heat race and just kind of drove around the infield tires and won that. I did the same thing in the feature but around the fence.”

Roa was anything but surprised by the thrilling run to the checkered.

“When I saw the #3 on the scoreboard, I knew Bower was good,” Roa responded when asked if he expected to be challenged after the late race red flag. “I remember looking at the lineup (before the race), and he was starting way back. So, I knew he had come through the field. I got a little defensive after the restart and I was kind of blocking the slider. That kind of opened it up for him to have a close finish like we did.”

After steering his own equipment to the USAC/CRA championship in 2023 and driving a couple of different cars earlier this year, Roa has been getting settled back into Jayson May’s top-of-the-line #8M for the first time since 2022. It has taken some time to adjust, but as evidenced by his two recent wins in the USCS, things are coming around nicely. He hopes things continue to do so Saturday at Perris. The first appearance of Roa in the #8M at the track affectionately known as The PAS, resulted in an eighth-place finish one month ago.

“We have had our challenges,” Roa said, about transitioning back to May’s car. “We just kind of struggled through the first few races getting everything comfortable for me. We have made some changes. He has gone above and beyond by putting some parts on it that I think work and that I have on my stuff. We have worked at it and I think we have all had our fair share of frustrations already this year. But the couple of races we have finished we have won. We cannot hang our heads about that. I feel we are really starting to get rolling now. The car was really comfortable right off the bat at Bakersfield on Saturday. I am looking forward to taking that comfort to Perris this weekend because the last time we were at Perris we kind of fought it all night. Hopefully, this one turns out a lot better than the last attempt.”

“It is huge,” Roa continued about Saturday’s Salute to Indy at Perris. “I still have the milk bottle (the bottle of chocolate milk the winner receives at the Salute to Indy) on our TV stand in the living room. Winning that one means a lot. I had the Oval Nationals Trophy somewhere around there, too. I guess that shows kind of how important that one was to me. It is a big deal in my mind.”

2024 is a different season for Roa. After the grind to win the USAC/CRA championship in 2023, he is racing for fun this season. The pressure of chasing a title is gone, and he is only chasing wins, not points. That is evident as, despite leading the USCS points, he will miss the next race at Ventura.

“I am going to miss the USCS race at Ventura in two weeks,” the veteran driver stated. “So, the points deal has not been a concern there. It is nice just going out to race. We did the same kind of deal a few years ago. 2021 I think it was. We put the wing on a few times and missed some CRA races. We just went to put the fun back in it. It is kind of cool doing that again this year. A championship is the biggest feat you can accomplish in this deal. Getting that done last year was really cool. Now it is nice just going out to race.”

Thanks to Braden Wassen from Fast Time Designs and Bobby Michnowicz from T Shirts By Timeless, Roa will have his brand new shirts available for the first time on Saturday. To get yours, see him in the pits after the night's last race.

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For Saturday’s Salute to Indy, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m., and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00. Adult tickets for the night of exciting dirt track racing and clean family fun are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12 it is only $5.00, and children 5 and under are admitted free. Advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. They can also be ordered by phone at 1-800-595-4849. We will have plenty available at the ticket window on Saturday for fans who do not wish to purchase tickets in advance. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking.

The May Motorsports entry is sponsored by Winfield’s Racing Engines, RDM Mechanics, Cooper’s Propane, TJM Distribution, TJM Distribution, Ten West Towing, Arctic Sea Mining, Wesco International, Elite Signs and Fastenal.

Roa would like to thank his own sponsors, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, ALR Virtual Services, Burris Racing, Caltrol, Competition Suspension, Simpson Race Gear, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. If you would like to be a marketing partner in 2024, contact Roa using the information at the top of this release.

@roygamityanauctioneer @burris_racing_usa @mikeburrisoc @csishocks @theoriginalloosebruce @alrvirtualservices @simpsonracegear @moleculesports @rodendsupply @baldwinfilters @ngkracing @originalngksparkplugs @usacnation @usac_cra @perrisautospeedway @b_roa91 @tai_xoxo_roa @joegibb83, @caltrolinc @narc410 @drivenracingoil

Brody Roa’s 2024 Racing Results

03/16/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

03/23/24 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS – Broke

04/06/24 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS – Broke

04/20/24 Bakersfield Speedway USCS Sprint Cars 1st A Main

04/27/24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

05/04/24 Kevin Harvick’s Kern Raceway USCS Sprint Cars Rained Out

05/18/24 Bakersfield Speedway USCS Sprint Car Series 1st A Main

 

 

BRUCE AVERY TRANSPORT JOINS BROWN MOTORSPORTS

THE Brown Motorsports team is excited to announce the addition of a new sponsor ahead of next month’s 410 Sprintcar 2024 season opener in the form of Bruce Avery Transport.

Bruce Avery Transport has joined the Brown Motorsports team as one of their main sponsors, where they will have branding on the bonnet of the NT # 77 Triple X car driven by Hayden Brown, for the entire 2024 season at Darwin’s Northline Speedway.

“I’m very pleased to have Bruce Avery Transport join our team for the 2024 season, and we are hoping this is the start of a long-term relationship with our team and also the sport of Sprintcar racing here in the Northern Territory,” enthused Brown Motorsports team driver Hayden Brown.

“Despite mainly operating in their home based of Western Australia, Bruce Avery Transport also operates here in the Northern Territory, and through the support of our team, we are hoping to help with the growth of the business.”

Bruce Avery Transport is a Perth, Western Australian-owned and operated company, and they primarily operate throughout Western Australia including the Pilbara, Kimberly and Goldfields, along with the Northern Territory.

For further information about Bruce Avery Transport, visit their website www.bruceaverytransport.com or LIKE Bruce Avery Transport on Facebook.

The 2024 season at Northline Speedway for Brown and his team begins on the Saturday night of June 22 with the running of the Darwin Title.

To find out more about Hayden Brown and his team, along with following their racing activities, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Brown Motorsports NT 77.

 

 

POWRi Enhances Safety with the Addition of Trackside Safety and Training Team

Belleville, IL (05/22/24) POWRi (Performance and Open Wheel Racing, Inc.) is proud to announce a significant enhancement to its racing operations with the addition of the Trackside Safety and Training Team, underscoring a new initiative of POWRi's unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of its drivers, teams, and fans.

"Safety remains our highest priority," said Talin Turner, Series Director of POWRi. "By introducing the Trackside Safety and Training Team, we are taking proactive steps to enhance the safety measures in place at our events. Going on to add, “Not only by providing immediate responses to any incidents but will also focusing on preventive measures and continuous safety training for everyone involved."

The Trackside Safety and Training Team, composed of highly trained safety professionals, will be present at all POWRi Open Wheel divisional-sanctioned events to provide immediate and expert emergency responses. This dedicated team will collaborate closely with local emergency services, track officials, and race teams to ensure a comprehensive safety protocol is in place before, during, and following events.

"With over 75 combined years of Dirt Track Racing Fire/Rescue/Medical experience and skills, We believe that a well-informed and prepared racing community is a safer one," added Ralph Browning, Director of POWRi Trackside Safety and Training. "Our goal is to create an environment where everyone can enjoy the excitement of racing with the assurance that safety is always front and center."

POWRi’s commitment to safety extends beyond the track with the organization launching an educational campaign aimed at promoting safety awareness and the best practices within the racing community. This initiative will include workshops, informational materials, track training seminars, and online resources accessible to all members of the POWRi racing community. The introduction of the Trackside Safety and Training Team marks a significant milestone for POWRi as it continues to advance the industry in standards of safety in open-wheel racing.

The Trackside Safety and Training Team will offer a range of services, including:

• On-site Emergency Response: Providing rapid and skilled medical assistance during events.

• Safety Training Programs: Conduct regular training sessions for drivers, pit crews, and officials on the latest safety protocols and procedures.

• Pre-event Safety Inspections: Thoroughly inspecting tracks and facilities to ensure they meet the highest safety standards.

• Safety Equipment Management: Ensuring all safety equipment is up-to-date and properly maintained.

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

 

 

CAREER 1ST HOVIS RUSH LATE MODEL WIN FOR RYAN HARE AT TYLER COUNTY; GALE RUTH JR & KADEN MICHAEL OPEN RUSH SPRINT & STOCK CAR SEASONS VICTORIOUS

By Marcie Barlow

May 23, 2024 -

(Pulaski, PA)...The Hovis Auto and Truck Supply RUSH Late Models, RUSH Sprint Cars, and RUSH Stock Cars were all in action this past weekend as rainy weather finally gave way to warmer temperatures and sunshine. In RUSH Late Model City Chevrolet Weekly Series action, 19-year-old Ryan Hare scored his career first victory at Tyler County Speedway, while the Michael Family celebrated as father, Andy, claimed the Late Model win while son, Kaden, picked up the Stock Car checkered flag at Eriez Speedway.

Saturday evening at Tyler County Speedway former Mini Wedge track champion Ryan Hare withstood the challenges of veterans Kyle Thomas and AJ Spagnuolo to score his career first RUSH Late Model victory! The third year RUSH racer from Elkins, WV posted consistent lap speeds for the entire distance of the 20-lap main event and held off Thomas by 1.369 seconds at the finish line. Spagnuolo, Lane Brock, and Michael Moreland rounded out the top five.

Doug Ricotta and Dave Dubois led the field to the green Saturday evening at Genesee Speedway. The duo swapped the top spot back and forth for the first five laps before Ricotta was able to pull away. A lap six caution slowed the field; however, Ricotta stayed out front when the action resumed. Ricotta caught lapped traffic in the closing stages of the event which allowed Jeremy Wonderling to close the gap. With three laps to go, Ricotta hit a rut in turn one, which shot his car out of the racing groove and allowed Wonderling to get by. Wonderling went on to lead the remainder of the event and score his second consecutive victory at the track. Ricotta held on for second with Austin Hauser, Paul Grigsby and Bill Holmes completing the top five.

Braeden Dillinger invaded Zanesville, Ohio Saturday evening and used his second place starting position to take command of the 20-lap RUSH Late Model main event at Muskingum County Speedway. Dillinger, who was making his MCS debut, led the entire distance to score a 3.190 second win worth $1,000 for his second overall City Chevrolet Weekly Series win of 2024. Logan Reed, who won the opener, was second to lead the City Chevrolet Track Pack points. 3C Graphix Futures Cup racer Lincoln Smith was a career best second over Ryan Robey and Larry Holbrook.

Brian Knowles and John Waters led the RUSH Late Model field to the green at Woodhull Raceway with Waters immediately taking command. The Whitesville, NY driver led the entire distance of the 20-lap event to score a convincing full straightaway victory for his first win of 2024. Knowles came home in second with opening night winner Steve LeBarron finishing third. Jacob Tubbs and Rickie Loucks rounded out the top five.

The third time was the charm at Eriez Speedway as they were finally able to get their season opener in this past Sunday. The field of 22 RUSH Late Models was led to the green by Braeden Dillinger and Andy Michael. Michael immediately grabbed the top spot and went on to score his first ever RUSH win at Eriez. Jason Genco, Breyton Santee, David Parker, and Khole Wanzer completed the top five.

The Michael Family of Olean, NY continued their victory lane celebration as Andy’s son, Kaden, scored the win in RUSH Stock Car action. Like his father, the younger Michael also started on the outside of the front row and went on to capture the 2024 season opener for the RUSH Stocks. 3C Graphix Futures Cup racer Alex Bush was a career best second over Cameron Kramer, William Baker, Jr., and Gavin Eddy.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sprint Car Series ventured to Tyler County Speedway for the 2024 season opener in Sunbelt Rentals Weekly Series action. Veteran Gale Ruth Jr. picked up the $800 victory- the 24th of his career in the RUSH Sprint Cars. Blaze Myers, John Mollick, Trent Marshall, and rookie Curt Emings completed the top five in the seventh appearance by the RUSH Sprint Cars at "The Bullring".

Weather claimed the events at McKean County Raceway, Dog Hollow Speedway, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, and Stateline Speedway. Raceway 7 was off on Friday after a having a very successful World of Outlaws Late Model event on Thursday night.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Dirt Late Model Flynn’s Tire/Gunter’s Honey Touring Series returns to action this Friday at the Outlaw Speedway for the "Gary Montgomery Memorial". The Series will then travel to Genesee Speedway on Saturday and conclude the weekend at Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday in the first visit to the Franklin, Pa. half-mile in nearly six years. All three events pay $3,000 to win.

RUSH Late Model weekly racing action is scheduled at Raceway 7, Dog Hollow Speedway, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Stateline Speedway, Tyler County Speedway (Sunday), Winchester Speedway and Woodhull Raceway.

Late Model competitors at McKean County Raceway, Bradford Speedway, Glen Ridge, and Eriez Speedway will have the week off.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Sportsman Modified Division will see action Friday at Raceway 7 for the second round of Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series action. Rob Kristyak won the May 3 opener at Raceway 7. The RUSH Sprint Cars will be in action at Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway Saturday after being rained out there on April 6.

RUSH Pro Mod action is scheduled at Freedom Motorsports Park on Friday and Bradford Speedway on Sunday. In addition, RUSH Stock Car action will also be at Freedom and Eriez.

The first long weekend of the summer is here is so be sure and enjoy some great RUSH racing action at a track near you.

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Flynn's Tire, Gunter's Honey, Sunbelt Rentals, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Landrum Performance Springs, 3C Graphix, Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Velocita-USA, Wieland Metal Services, Frankland Racing Supply, Dusted Steak Seasoning, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, D&V Jewelers, Dusted, Heritage Wine Cellars, Precise Racing Products, Wedge Motorsports, and Racing Electronics.

 

 

THE 71st SALUTE TO INDY IS NEXT AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY ON MAY 25th.

(Perris, CA, May 21, 2024) This Saturday, May 25th, Perris Auto Speedway will host one of the nation’s oldest sprint car races when the “Salute to Indy,” for the Avanti Windows and Doors USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, takes place on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. Joining the 410 traditional sprint cars on the program will be the GAS Chassis Young Gun Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, and the PASSCAR Super Stocks and Street Stocks. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. with racing at 7:00.

The “Salute to Indy,” which honors the Indianapolis 500, dates back to 1948 when Dempsey Wilson, whose grandson Seth raced sprint cars at The PAS, captured the inaugural running of the now prestigious race. From 1948 through 1990, the race was contested in all but five years. After legendary Ascot Park closed in 1990, the Salute to Indy was put on ice until The PAS hosted it in 1996. Since its rebirth in the Inland Empire, the famed race has taken place every year except for 2008 when it was canceled by rain, and 2020 when it was wiped out by COVID. This year will be the 27th time The PAS has hosted the race and the 19th time it has been sanctioned by USAC/CRA.

While this weekend’s affair comes 76 years after the race was initially held, it will be the 71st running. You may wonder how that can be as the race did not occur 12-times since its introduction. The answer is simple. Some years in the 1970s and 1980s, Ascot held multiple races over Memorial Day weekend and each race was called the “Salute to Indy”. In 1971, 1978, 1981, 1982, and 1983, there were two “Salute to Indy” races. In 1980, three editions of the race took place on the revered grounds located at 190th and Vermont in Gardena, California.

Over the years, National Sprint Car Hall of Famers Dean Thompson and Bubby Jones recorded the most “Salute to Indy” wins with five victories each. However, all of Thompson’s wins came in years when the race was held multiple times. In addition, three of Jones’s five triumphs took place when the race was held more than one time per year.

Only two drivers have won the race four times. One is National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Billy Wilkerson and the other is nine-time USAC/CRA Sprint Car champion Damion Gardner. Unlike Thompson and Jones, Wilkerson and Gardner’s triumphs all came when the race was only run one time per year. Wilkerson’s victories came at Ascot in 1968, 69,’ 72’ and 73.’ Gardner’s triumphs came in 2003, 04,’ 14,’ and 17’ and all were at The PAS. A complete list of all of the winners is at the end of this release.

In the first 26 Salute to Indy races at The PAS, 17 different drivers have posted wins. Gardner leads the way with four wins. Mike Kirby won the race three times at The PAS. Cory Kruseman, Blake Miller, Matt Mitchell, and “The Big Game Hunter,” Austin Williams, have two wins each. Eleven other drivers have won the race one time on the famous Riverside County half mile.

Past Salute to Indy winners who will be in action on Saturday are Mitchell (2011, 2013), Williams (2016, 2018), Brody Roa (2021), Cody Williams (2022), and defending race champion Tommy “Thunder” Malcolm.

The winner of the Indianapolis 500 is always presented with a bottle of white milk. The same held when the Salute to Indy was first contested at The PAS. However, a suggestion was made that since the Salute to Indy is on dirt, the milk should be chocolate-flavored. Thus, a PAS tradition was born and ever since, the winner has been presented with a bottle of cold chocolate milk.

As mentioned earlier, the only two years the race has not taken place at The PAS since 1996 were in 2008 and in 2020. Other years the race did not take place since its inception were 1950, 1951, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995.

For Saturday’s Salute to Indy, spectator gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00. Adult tickets for the night of exciting dirt track racing and clean family fun are $30.00. Seniors 65 and over get in for $25.00. For kids 6-12 it is only $5.00, and children 5 and under are admitted free. Advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. They can also be ordered by phone at 1-800-595-4849. We will have plenty available at the ticket window on Saturday for fans who do not wish to purchase tickets in advance. The fairgrounds charge $10.00 for parking.

To keep up with everything happening at The PAS, please visit the track’s social media efforts on Facebook and Instagram and visit the website at perrisautospeedway.com.

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

2024 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

May 25th "SALUTE TO INDY" AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND STREET STOCKS

June 1st LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

June 22nd AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

June 29th FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR AND SKY CONCERT” LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION

DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

THE FIRST 1,000 GUESTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE HOT DOG COUPON AND A FREE AMERICAN FLAG.

July 13th AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES, AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

August 10th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

August 17th BROTHER BRETT CLASSIC AT THE CALIFORNIA RACER’S HALL OF FAME NIGHT, AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND STREET STOCKS

September 7th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

September 21st AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS Senior Sprints, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUNS SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER AND FACTORY STOCKS

October 26th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION: DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8’S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

November 8th 27TH RUNNING OF THE OVAL NATIONALS Featuring AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES AND PASSCAR SUPER, STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

November 9th 27TH RUNNING OF THE OVAL NATIONALS Featuring AVANTI USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS, PAS SENIOR SPRINTS, GAS CHASSIS YOUNG GUN SERIES – JERRY DODD CHAMPIONS NIGHT, PASSCAR SUPER, STREET AND FACTORY STOCKS

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

The PAS would like to thank all of its 2024 marketing partners.

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Team Stites - https://teamstites.com/

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For information on 2024 billboard advertising at The PAS, please call 951-940-0134 and ask for Charlie Watson.

Fans can stay up to date on track and driver news on The PAS social media efforts at the links below.

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

DVDs of all the PASSCAR/IMCA racing and Nights of Destruction at The PAS are available from Fourvideos. For more information call (714) 225-9500.

mailto:perrisautospeedway1@gmail.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment.

Salute to Indy Winners

1948 Dempsey Wilson

1949 Bob Denny

1952 Colby Scroggin

1953 Bob Denny

1954 Harry Stockman

1955 Rosie Roussel

1956 Art Bisch

1957 Art Clark

1958 Bud Rose

1959 Ray Prosser

1961 Jack Brunner

1962 Colby Scroggin

1963 Billy Cantrell

1964 Hal Minyard

1966 Bruce Walkup

1967 Bob Hogle

1968 Billy Wilkerson

1969 Billy Wilkerson

1971 Dick Zimmerman

Don Hamilton

1972 Billy Wilkerson

1973 Billy Wilkerson

1974 Jimmy Oskie

1975 Clark Templeman

1976 Mike Shaw

1977 John Redican

1978 Dean Thompson

Tony Simon

1979 Bobby Olivero

1980 Bubby Jones

Dean Thompson

Dean Thompson

1981 Dean Thompson

Dean Thompson

1982 Dean Thompson

Bubby Jones

1983 Rip Williams

1984 Bubby Jones

1985 Eddie Wirth

1986 Bubby Jones

1987 Mike Sweeney

1988 Lealand McSpadden

1989 Brad Noffsinger

1990 Ron Shuman

1996 JJ Yeley

1997 Cory Kruseman

1998 Mike Kirby

1999 Troy Rutherford

2000 Richard Griffin

2001 Mike Kirby

2002 Mike Kirby

2003 Damion Gardner

2004 Damion Gardner

2005 Cory Kruseman

2006 Tony Jones

2007 Blake Miller

2008 Rained Out

2009 Blake Miller

2010 David Cardey

2011 Matt Mitchell

2012 Mike Spencer

2013 Matt Mitchell

2014 Damion Gardner

2015 Richard Vander Weerd

2016 Austin Williams

2017 Damion Gardner

2018 Austin Williams

2019 Hunter Schuerenberg

2021 Brody Roa

2022 Cody Williams

2023 Tommy Malcolm

 

 

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints powered by SuperGen Products are set to participate in the greatest day in racing at Weedsport Speedway Sunday.

“The Future Stars of Sprint Cars” will kick off their I-90 Pit Stop Challenge, a seven-race series traveling to tracks just off the New York State Thruway. For the fourth time, the event is a part of Heroes Remembered weekend in the undercard to the Super DIRTcar Series. Last year, Billy VanInwegen took the checkered flag at Weedsport for the second time and expects to be a pivotal contender to win.

Here's a look at the news and notes entering race day.

Tune In: Action can be seen live on DIRTVision with Marty Czekala on the call. Expand your race night experience at the track or online through the MyRacePass app or at www.myracepass.com for $5.99 a month, featuring live timing, entry list, fantasy and results.

Last Week: CRSA traveled to Canandaigua at Land of Legends Raceway to begin the DisBatch Brewing Company Challenge. Matt Rotz took the checkered flag in his fourth year of sprint car racing, holding off a hard-charging Bobby Parrow by a tenth of a second. Parrow would get low and take the lead on a restart with two to go, but before BP80 could take the white, a red flag flew, putting Rotz back in front. Rotz would race defensively in the final laps and edge out Parrow to win his first career CRSA feature.

"It feels like I've been working toward this all my life. I finally achieved it," said Rotz. "Before the last caution, I saw him get under me. I was like, 'Oh crap, I got to change something up.' After that restart, I went low where he would go and it just worked."

Alysha Bay finished third, Jeff Trombley fourth and Tomy Moreau rounded out the top five.

38 drivers checked in, a series record beating the record held by Weedsport in 2022 and 2023 with 33.

Could it be broken again? With record numbers of drivers checking in at tracks to begin the season and a high interest of drivers wanting to be a part of CRSA action, there could be a chance CRSA could break the highest car count now set by Land of Legends Raceway.

Double the thrill: For the first time, Weedsport will host the CRSA Sprints twice in 2024. “The Future Stars of Sprint Cars” will also be on the Weedsport ledger Sept. 7 as a part of Cavalcade weekend.

At The Port: Four CRSA events have been held in the past. Darryl Ruggles took the inaugural showing May 27, 2019. After COVID-19 canceled the 2020 show, the 305 Sprints returned May 30, 2021, with Bobby Parrow taking the checkers. In the last two editions of CRSA action at Weedsport, Billy VanInwegen has stood tall, taking the VanDusen Racing No. 56 to Victory Hill.

Chance to Three-Peat: Will Billy VanInwegen having won the last two races at Weedsport, he has a chance to tie a CRSA record that five men are a part of in consecutive track wins. Jeremy Quick first did it at Five Mile Point from 2009-10; Danny Varin won three straight at Fonda from 2012-13 then accomplished it at Albany-Saratoga from 2013-14; Scott Goodrich won went back-to-back-to-back at Afton from 2015-16; Darryl Ruggles won three in a row at Land of Legends in 2018; Dalton Herrick was the last to accomplish three straight at Thunder Mountain in 2018, 2019 and 2021.

By The Numbers: The average car count at Weedsport is just over 27. Ten different drivers have a top five in four events. 2020 series champion Darryl Ruggles is the only driver to record a top-five in each race at Weedsport. Billy VanInwegen and Bobby Parrow each have three. Three drivers have two, while four have one.

From the Frontman: “This is an important weekend. Not only as we expect a high car count again to contend for a win at a crown jewel track, but also racing for those who sacrificed their lives so we can be free on this Memorial Day weekend.” ~ Mike Emhof

From the Track GM: “CRSA has done a really good job. They’ve put on a professional show. They are very conscientious of our time in trying to keep our show in a manageable time. You don’t have a whole lot of issues with yellows, which is what we look for when we build up the schedule." ~ Jimmy Phelps

Up next: CRSA has its first 2-in-2 weekend, with events Friday, May 31, at Afton and Saturday, June 1, at Fonda as part of the Joe's Garage Southern Tier Series and I-90 Pit Stop Challenge, respectively.

Standings

1. 21B Blake Warner 308 pts

2. 22 Tomy Moreau -6

3. 66 Jordan Hutton -12

4. 28 Ron Greek -15

5. 3A Jeff Trombley -16

6. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. -17

7. 9K Kyle Pierce -17

8. 29 Dalton Herrick -26

9. 10 Nathan Pierce -32

10. D9 Dustin Sehn -33

Previous Winners @ Weedsport

1. Billy VanInwegen (2) 2023, 2024

2. Darryl Ruggles (1) 2019

3. Bobby Parrow (1) 2021

Feature Winners

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 1

2. 77 Matt Rotz 1

Feature Polesitters

1. D9 Dustin Sehn 1

2. 48A Alysha Bay 1

Heat Winners

1. 56 Billy VanInwegen Jr. 1

2. 3a Jeff Trombley 1

3. 88c Chad Miller 1

4. 23 John Smith 1

5. 25G Tyler Graves 1

6. 18c Dan Craun 1

7. 66 Jordan Hutton 1

Top 5s

1. 66 Jordan Hutton 1

2. 56V Billy VanInwegen Jr. 1

3. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. 1

4. 29 Dalton Herrick 1

5. 9K Kyle Pierce 1

6. 77 Matt Rotz 1

7. 80 Bobby Parrow 1

8. 48A Alysha Bay 1

9. 3a Jeff Trombley 1

10. 22 Tomy Moreau 1

Top 5 Hard Chargers By +/-

1. 410 Jerry Sehn Jr. +20

2. 18 Timmy Lotz +12

3. 21Z Zach Sobotka +12

4. 8 Dillon Paddock +12

5. 1q Thomas Radivoy +11

Fastest Lap

1. 56V Billy VanInwegen 1 (15.085s @ Thunder Mountain)

2. 77 Matt Rotz 1 (16.838s @ Land of Legends)

Lap Leaders

1. 77 Matt Rotz 20

2. 66 Jordan Hutton 19

3. 56V Billy VanInwegen 5

4. 4s Johnny Smith 1

The A-Verdi Storage Containers CRSA Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products. Associate sponsors for 2024 include Pit Stop Convenience Stores, DisBatch Brewing Company, Dandy, Joe's Garage, Westward Painting Company, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, Magsarus Ignitions, Hoosier Racing Tire, Insinger Performance with their Stinger Race Fuel, My Race Pass and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

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

 

 

Skagit Speedway

By Erik List

Alger, WA – Fireworks will light up the night sky for the first time this year after the John Carroll Classic brought to you by IRI & The Follman Agency this Saturday, May 25th. The KarMART Superstores 410 Sprint Car division continues its run at Skagit Speedway, joined by the Sportsman Sprint Car Division and, for their Skagit Speedway debut, the Northwest Focus Midgets.

Through three races, the KarMART Superstores 410 Sprint Cars have already seen three different winners. Trey Starks won on opening night, Colby Thornhill made the pass for the lead in lap traffic, and most recently, Landon Brooks dominated the field, lapping up to fifth place. In two appearances at Skagit Speedway this far, Brooks has a second place and now a win. Starks still leads the points battle over Robbie Price by ten while Thornhill sits third, 29 points back of Starks, Brooks sits just outside the top ten in 12th.

The Sportsman Sprint Car Division joins the fun for the second week in a row. Through their two races this season, they have yet to see a repeat winner. Alden Ostrom found victory lane on opening night, but last Saturday, Kai Dixon swept the night by being the top qualifier, winning his heat race and then the feature. Through their two races this year, Dixon leads Ostrom by eight points, with Keira Zylstra in third, 31 points behind Dixon.

The Northwest Focus Midgets are making their debut at Skagit Speedway this year. Last year, Jared Peterson won the points title at Skagit Speedway by six points over Alex Peck. Peterson had four wins at Skagit Speedway, seven top fives, and seven top 10s. Peck also had one win, 7 top fives, and nine top 10s through nine races.

Remember to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat @skagitspeedway so you don’t miss out on anything! We look forward to seeing you at the track this Saturday for the John Carroll Classic and post-race fireworks brought by IRI & The Follman Agency!!

Gates Open at 5pm
Will Call opens at 3:00pm

Hot Laps at 6:00pm
Racing starts at 7:00pm

Tickets are available online at
https://skagitspeedway.showare.com/

 

 

New Name, Same Legacy: Sprint Car Wing Maker Preserves Family Tradition

Ephrata, PA – May 22, 2024

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Mgmt

Roach Wings, a well-known provider of top and front wings for sprint cars and micros, has been acquired by the Defibaugh family. The Defibaugh family, consisting of Kyle Defibaugh, Jeff Defibaugh, and Brittany Defibaugh, is excited to announce their new venture into the racing business with the purchase of Roach Wings.

The decision to acquire Roach Wings was driven by the Defibaugh family’s passion for racing and their desire to own a business in the racing industry. The opportunity arose when the owners of Roach Wings, Jeff and Steve Cochran, decided to retire after 40 years in the business. The Cochrans are pleased to see the business continue under new ownership while maintaining its commitment to quality and craftsmanship.

“We are thrilled to be taking over Roach Wings and continuing the legacy that Jeff and Steve Cochran have built,” said Kyle Defibaugh. “We have been involved in racing for many years, and this acquisition allows us to combine our passion for the sport with our business knowledge.”

Roach Wings have been custom-made by hand since the beginning. Jeff and Steve Cochran grew up making furniture with their dad, all handmade. He also built houses, as did their grandfather and great-grandfather, both of whom were engineers who held multiple patents. Good old-fashioned ‘know-how’ runs deep in their family. Their cousins work for water flow and stress analysis engineering firms.

The sprint car wings the brothers make today are crafted using some of the equipment