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JASON GENCO SWEEPS $4,500 "TOPLESS NATIONALS" FOR SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS AT GENESEE; CAREER 1ST RUSH WINS FOR SCOTT GUNN IN LM & BILLY DEMING IN PRO MODS; WARD SCHELL ENDS 5-YR WINLESS DROUGHT WITH SEASON ENDING BRADFORD WIN

 September 19, 2018 (By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone)

(Pulaski, PA)...As the racing for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of speedways begins to draw to a close, point titles and special shows are the order of the day. While standout racers Jason Genco and Chad Ruhlman both had a big weekend upping their season win totals, while others ended winless droughts with their first career RUSH wins.

Old Bradford Speedway brought down the curtain on the 2018 season with their rescheduled Season Championship Night last Friday, Billy Deming picked up his first career RUSH win in the Pro Mod division. Adam Ashcroft was second for the second straight race. Chad Carlson, the 2018 track champion, was third over Nate Hartzell and Jeremy Wonderling.

In RUSH Late Model action at Bradford, Ward Schell picked up his first win in the division in five years! Jeff Hoffman held on for the runner-up position. Brad Mesler was driving Jeremy Wonderling's car and his third place finish secured the season title. Dave Norton, Jr. and Clayton Tarabori made their first appearances of 2018 and were fourth and fifth.

A full slate of RUSH-sanctioned racing was on tap at Genesee Speedway over the weekend and it all got started on Saturday afternoon at the Batavia, NY 1/3-mile. The occasion was the "Topless Crate Nationals" and in a repeat of last year's event, Jason Genco captured the $1,500-to-win opening night victory in dominating fashion. Not only dominating the feature, Genco set fast time and won his heat, putting him on the outside of the front row for the main event. Genco held off a strong field of competitors that included Doug Ricotta, Scott Gurdak, Jeremy Wonderling and JJ Mazur, who finished in second through fifth. Mazur was crowned champion for the second straight year.

The first of two nights for the RUSH Sprint Cars was also the first ever appearance for the division at Genesee. Chad Ruhlman led all 20 laps and took the inaugural $800 win followed by Shawn Smith, Brian Woodhall, Zack Bealer, and Steve Cousins.

Action returned to Genesee on Sunday afternoon when Genco repeated his efforts and landed in victory lane for the second time in as many nights, this time for a cool $3,000! Night two was no easy task though as Brady Wonderling put on a tough challenge for the lead but was unable to cash in and settled for second as standouts Mike Pegher, Jr., Max Blair, and Beamer Guzzardi completed the top five.

For Genco, the doubleheader and double payday made for his fourth straight win and fifth in the past seven races at Genesee. "We took care of business," declared a jubilant Genco in Victory Lane. "I wanted this one more than any other race and just so glad to have it."

In the Sunday RUSH Sprint action, Chad Ruhlman also pulled a double winning for the second night in a row as his two-day sweep after bonuses was worth $2,000! Zack Bealer was an impressive second. Brian Woodhall was third for the second straight race. Zach Morrow was fourth over Shawn Smith. Next up for Genesee Speedway is the Fall Finale on October 13 that will include the RUSH Late Models.

Another double bill for two RUSH divisions took place at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday night. First up was the 20-lap feature for the RUSH Late Models where the #14G of Scott Gunn stood jubilant in victory lane after a winless streak that spanned most of a decade! Gunn held off a very stout field of competitors that included Daryl Charlier, Tommy Schirnhofer, Jr., Logan Zarin and Ron Hall for his first career RUSH win.

Making the first of three consecutive appearances at PPMS were the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Chas Wolbert moved up from his fifth place starting position to pull off the win. Wolbert moved into the top spot on lap nine of the 15-lap event, and went on for his first win at the "Monster Half-Mile" since July 15, 2017. Tony Tatgenhorst was a season best second over Josh Deems, Jeremy Weaver and 12th starting Rocky Kugel.

Both the RUSH Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds will be in action the next two Saturdays, and the Late Models will compete in the "Bill Hendren Memorial" Touring Series event on October 5-6 at PPMS. The RUSH Sprint Cars will join in the fun for their final appearance of the season this Saturday night making it a RUSH tripleheader at PPMS!

Saturday night at Strongstown, Pennsylvania's Dog Hollow Speedway, Clate Copeman won his fourth RUSH Late Model feature of the season leading all 20 laps. Copeman is the only weekly driver with a repeat win in the class. Colin Casale was on his tail, but was unable to pass Copeman. Casale finished second over Mike Laughard, Collin Burke and Paul Ivory. Dog Hollow's season ending Thunder Dog has been postponed to late October.

With Lernerville Speedway's title chase in the books, it was 2018 RUSH Pro Stock champion Corey McPherson picking up right where he left off at Saturday night's "Autumn-Motive Fest" at the Sarver, Pa. oval. McPherson wasted no time getting to the front of the field by lap four and held off all comers to take the win worth more than $1,000 over Noah Brunell, Tyler Dietz, Ryan Moyer and Joe Kelley. Dietz and McPherson are now tied for the RUSH Weekly Series Championship with two weekends to go.

Season championships were on the line on Saturday night on the pavement at Jennerstown Speedway where three divisions run under the RUSH Asphalt Racing banner. Just one-point separated Late Model championship contenders Mike Hemminger and Gary Wiltrout at the start of the evening on Saturday at the Jennerstown, Pennsylvania half-mile. When the checkered flag waved, it was Barry Awtey standing in victory lane. Jeremiah Kuntz, Wiltrout, Brian Shipp and Todd Price made up the top five, but Hemminger only finished in the ninth position giving Wiltrout his second championship.

Adam Kostelnik took the win in the RUSH Asphalt Modifieds over Anthony Aiello, Tom Golik, Jason Busch and Pete Rech. But it was rookie Aiello who led the point chase all season long thanks to 10 wins and walked away with the Modified title. Aiello's engine was confiscated by Jennerstown following the event and the engine's legality was confirmed during a complete teardown by RUSH Competition Director Travis Harry.

In the RUSH Asphalt Street Stocks, Josh Coughenour made a statement win on Saturday securing a place in victory lane and in the books as the 2018 champion. Coughenour took the victory in the 20-lap race over Zac Torado, newcomer Casey Fleegle, Rick Meehlieb and Aaron VanFleet. Saturday's races concluded the season at Jennerstown- the second under the RUSH banner.

The post season is in full swing at Outlaw Speedway as the Outlaw Nationals happen this weekend to end the season. Saturday night, the RUSH Late Models will compete for $1,200-to-win in a Sweeney Weekly Series special.

Eriez Speedway will wrap up their season this weekend with the September Sweep. Friday will be heat race action for the RUSH Late Models followed by the $3,011 to-win feature event, the richest of the season, on Saturday. The rain date is Sunday.

Fulton Speedway's final event for the RUSH Late Models will be on Friday, September 28.

McKean County Family Raceway will wrap up their season on Friday and Saturday, September 28-29. The RUSH Late Models will race in a Sweeney Weekly Series special on Friday night then for $1,500 to-win on Saturday night in a Platinum Touring Series event. The RUSH Sprint Cars will make their first ever appearance on Saturday night in a $600 to-win event.

Delaware International Speedway succumbed to the rains of Hurricane Florence but will wrap up their points on Saturday, September 29.

After a couple of weeks off, Potomac Speedway returns to action on October 6 when it will be the final points night for the RUSH Late Models. Chuck Bowie holds a 34-point lead over Darrin Alvey going into the final.

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

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

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

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

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com.

 

 

Wins A Plenty with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: From East to West drivers and teams with KSE Racing Products shined as teams found themselves celebrating in victory lane touting the famed ‘Happy Gilmore Checks’.

Closing out the World of Outlaws West Coast Swing, Brad Sweet, was able to score at Placerville Speedway during a race he promoted, and Daryn Pittman and Cory Eliason each took a piece of history out of Wine Country as they both scored with the World of Outlaws at Calistoga Speedway. In the companion 360ci series race on Saturday night, Willie Croft was the class of the field with the Civil War Series as he also won in ‘Stoga.

For the second time in his young career, Parker Price-Miller used KSE Racing Products to put the Hill’s Racing team in victory lane at the Canadian Nationals at the popular Ohsweken Speedway. While PPM won the finale, Mark Smith and Sam Hafertepe pulled off the sweep in Canada as they each won during the Twin-15 prelim feature events.

Tim Shaffer’s monster year continued as he won at Fremont, while Carson Macedo continued his string of success with the ASCoC by way of his win at Outlaw Speedway. Kerry Madsen scored with the IRA, Brooke Tatnell took top honors with UMSS, Brady Bacon bested the USAC field at THAT, while Zeb Wise and Logan Seavey each scored POWRi wins.

Steering The Best From East To West: KSE Racing Products continues to prove their steering performance all across the country. You want the best? Visit www.kse-racing.com to find a dealer in your area and get your hands on KSE’s new lightweight, Black Series Gen2 Power Steering Gear, Black Series HPD Power Steering Pump, and Stingray Wing Valve & Cylinder.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with all of KSE Racing Products happenings and new products by visiting www.kse-racing.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/KSE_Racing .

 

 

Zearfoss Continues Consistency with Destiny Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Since moving to the seat of the Destiny Motorsports No. 4 car, Brock Zearfoss has seemed to gel well as the team has been in the hunt almost nightly for the last month and a half. That story continued on Friday night as Zearfoss picked up another All Star Series of Champions Top-Five at Outlaw Speedway.

‘Friday night we had a good night,” Zearfoss said. “ We were solid all night, timed in well, heat raced well and put ourselves in the Dash and that led to another really good Top-Five for our race team.”

Continuing to be strong in the Northeast, Zearfoss and company timed the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill No. 4 machine in third quickest in qualifications.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Zearfoss would take care of business as the heat race win put the Destiny Motorsports into the all important Dash where his fifth place finish placed him in the third row to kick off the feature event.

Battling with the likes of Aaron Reutzel and Ryan Smith, Zearfoss showcased a very strong mount underneath him that allowed him to spend much of the race battling for position inside the Top-Five. As the laps wound down, Zearfoss settled into the fourth position where he would go on to close his night out.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Selinsgrove Speedway in Pennsylvania. Timing in fifth fastest in time trials, Zearfoss would pick up a couple of positions during his heat race as he finishing third in the Heavy Equipment Loaders and Parts/Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint and Supply entry.

Lining up 12th in the feature event, Zearfoss would get off to a good start as he worked his way towards the Top-10. Racing hard for position, Zearfoss would look to be on his way to another strong finish but contact on lap 22 while fighting for position would leave Zearfoss with torn up equipment and not enough time in the work area and his night would come to a close.

“Saturday we were pretty good again, I just got involved in a wreck fighting for position late and with no time in the work area it ended our night,” He added.

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Heavy Equipment Loaders and Parts, Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint and Supply, Meckleys Limestone, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, HRP, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, C&H Veteran Enterprises, and Hoosier Tires North for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-80, Wins-0, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-39.

ON TAP: Zearfoss and Destiny Motorsports will be in action Friday and Saturday night at Eldora Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Brock make sure to follow him on Twitter @Brock_Zearfoss.

 

 

Macedo Claims Civil War Title As He Finishes Second at Calisotga Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway, Cole Macedo captured his first career Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster Championship as he scored a second place finish during the series’ final event of 2018.

“I really owe everything to the Tarlton’s,” Macedo said. “They provided me a great opportunity and this team gave me a fast car night in and night out. It feel pretty cool to be the Civil War Series Champion.”

Timing the Tarlton and Son, Inc/Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino/Elite Landscape Construction No. 21x machine in third quickest in qualifying time trials, the Lemoore, CA wheelman would finish second in his heat race to Rico Abreu.

Earning a spot in the redraw, Macedo would find himself with the one pill and on the pole of the 20-lap feature event as he looked to cap his title with his first career series win.

Starting alongside Willie Croft, Macedo would get a nice jump as the duo ran neck and neck through turns one and two and down the back stretch. With Croft able to get a run in three and four, Macedo would settle into second as he chased after the leader on the rubber down surface.

Doing the smart thing, Macedo kept his tires underneath him with rubber down early in this race. Letting Croft get away as he was mindful of the conditions, Macedo tried to buy some time.

When the checkered flag flew, Macedo would finish in the second position to cap off a great season with the Civil War Series.

“I tried to be smart about my tires and it almost paid off as Willie (Croft) shredded his left rear just after the checkered,” Macedo said. “I really want to win one of these deals bad and I know we have the car that can do it. I have to thank the entire Tarlton family, Paul Baines, my dad, and my family for all they do for me.”

The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Yokut Gas, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2018 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-26, Wins-0, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-13.

ON TAP: Cole will travel to Placerville Speedway on Friday and Saturday night to take part in the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

Canadian Nationals Champion Again

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to Ohsweken Speedway to compete for his second Canadian Nationals triumph, Parker Price-Miller and the Hill’s Racing team were successful as Price-Miller scored the big win on Saturday night putting his name on the trophy as a two-time event winner.

“It was a good weekend for the race team and I have to thank Mile Hill and Hill’s Racing for the opportunity,” Parker Price-Miller said. “I kind of had to make the calls for myself all weekend long so I was a littler nervous but practice on Thursday really got me comfortable and gave me a nice set up.”

During Friday night’s Twin-15 features, Price-Miller was able to do a little moving and shaking as a late run saw him work the Townline Variety entry up to finish second to Mark Smith, giving him some more confidence heading into the big show on Saturday. .

Lining up on the front row of the feature event, Price-Miller would find himself in a torrid battle for second with Jonathan Preston before a series of events on lap two slowed the pace of the race.

Back underway, Price-Miller would close on race leader Chuck Hebing and in traffic, the Kokomo, IN pilot would take command of the race on the sixth circuit. Continuing to lead the way, a caution on the 14th lap would put the field back on PPM’s rear bumper.

Back underway, Hebing continued to chase after the leader, but Price-Miller had a strong car on this night and continued to open up the gap as he got closer and closer to his second Canadian Nationals win.

A late restart put Sam Hafertepe, Jr, and Mark Smith right behind PPM, and with the veteran standout breathing down his neck, Price-Miller would remain calm and collected as he fended off their challenges and raced his way to the big win.

“Trevor and Jimmy built me a great car, and Trevor, Cam, and Nate Ackland were really helpful all weekend long, and I have to thank them as well,” Price-Miller added. “All in all it was a great weekend.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank Townline Variety, Chalk Stix, Indy Race Parts, Bell Helmets, and PPM Titanium for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 69, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 13, Top-10’s: 32.

ON TAP: PPM is in action on Friday and Saturday and Eldora Speedway and on Sunday at La Salle Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

 

 

Lucas Oil Speedway Spotlight: Hockett/McMillin Memorial has special meaning for rising sprint-car star Kreisel

It's been a breakout year for 18-year-old Riley Kreisel of Warsaw, hometown of the late sprint-car star Jesse Hockett.

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 19, 2018) - There's no race that means more to many of those in the sprint-car world than the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial. You can put young Riley Kreisel at the top of the list.

The 18-year-old Kreisel is from Warsaw - Hockett's hometown - and has fond memories of cheering for the sprint-car champion before Hockett tragically lost his life in a shop accident in 2010.

"When we would go on a family vacation, we would always try to find a race track and it seemed like we'd end up seeing Jesse somewhere, not even knowing he was going to be there," Kreisel said. "He's someone I looked up to."

It's a good bet that Hockett would be mighty proud of Kreisel for carrying on the Warsaw winning tradition. Kreisel brings the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Series points lead into this week's Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway. The three-night event also pays tribute to McMillin, Hockett's cousin and long-time crew chief who lost his life in an automobile accident in 2006.

This year's edition begins on Thursday and also features the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint Cars for three big nights of action.

"It's probably the biggest race on our schedule and it keeps on growing," Kreisel said, noting a record 80-plus pre-entries for the POWRi WAR Sprints.

"We've never been really good at this race, but hopefully this year is different," Kreisel said. "Just knowing (Jesse's dad) Jack and the whole family, it means a lot to be there and to be able to spend time with the whole family."

Kreisel has been a break-out star this season, his third affiliated with Rick and Deb Smith's team in the series. He captured his first POWRi win earlier in the season at Lake Ozark Speedway and enters this week with three wins and 12 top-five finishes on the circuit.

Consistency has been the biggest key. Kreisel said he's been able to avoid bad points nights for the most part and has a 137-point lead over Quinton Benson of Sweet Springs, Missouri.

"We try not to get too far off our baseline set-ups," Kreisel said. "We don't get ourselves way out there. Consistency is the biggest thing."

The 2018 graduate of Warsaw High School said he's tried to model his racing career - which began in Junior Sprints and Micro Sprints - after Hockett's. He recalled Hockett's competitive fire as an admirable trait that stood out, even to a youngster.

"He just never gave up," Kreisel said. "You could have kicked him when he was down and he still could have beat you. He just never gave up and that mentality is something that I try to carry through myself.

"My dad (Richard) is my other influence. He was racing whenever I was young and that's what got me into racing. But I always looked up to Jesse and I still do. That's somebody that I want to model myself after."

While Kreisel said his past visits to the Hockett/McMillin Memorial have not produced the desired success, he did make progress earlier this year at Lucas Oil Speedway with a second-place finish in the Open Wheel Showdown. He's hopeful that is something to build on.

"It is for sure. We have a pretty good baseline now for Wheatland that we haven't had before," he said.

Kreisel knows there is work to do before he can celebrate a POWRi title, but admitted that winning a championship would mean a lot to a lot of people.

"There's a lot that goes on in the shop, just working on these cars to get them ready week in and week out, that people don't see," Kreisel said. "For it to pay off, that would mean a lot."

The Hockett-McMillin Memorial finds full programs for all the ASCS Winged Sprints on Thursday and Friday, paying $3,000 to win the features and helping set the field for Saturday's $10,000-to-win feature. Total purse for the ASCS cars is just over $60,000.

There's a new format this year for the POWRi WAR Sprints. With the record number of pre-entries, the field will be split with half running on Thursday and half on Friday. Drivers will be competing for points every single time they hit the track to gather points for Saturday, when the feature will pay $3,077. The features on Thursday and Friday will pay $1,377 to win.

For more information on the series, includng full schedules and point standings, visit ASCSracing.com or POWRi.com.

Gates open at 4 p.m. each day. On Thursday and Friday, hot lap are scheduled for 6:15 p.m. with racing at 7:05. On Saturday, hot laps begin at 5:45 with racing at 6:35.

LIVE PD Watch Party: As if Saturday night's racing isn't enough, there will be a watch party for the popular reality television program "Live PD" with televisions throughout the facility tuned to the show. Members of the Greene County Sheriff's Office, including Corporal James Craigmyle and K-9 Lor, will be on hand and they will be on the midway prior to the races for a meet and greet with fans.

The hit show, which airs on the A&E Network on Friday and Saturday nights from 8-11 p.m., features law enforcement officers from across the country during their nighttime patrols. The Greene County Sheriff's office has been one of the agencies on the show since March with members like Craigmyle and K-9 Lor, plus Deputy Dustin Kendrick and K-9 Stark, becoming popular among viewers nationwide.

Admission prices (Thursday and Friday) Adults (16 and over) $20 Seniors (62 and over)/Military $17 Youth (6-15) $5 Kids (5-and-under) FREE Family Pass $40 Pit Pass $35 3-day pit pass $100

(Saturday) Adults (16 and over) $25 Seniors (62 and over)/Military $22 Youth (6-15) $10 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family Pass $50 Pit Pass $40 3-day pit pass $100

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Top 5 Top 10 Weekend in Iowa & Minnesota

A struggling few weeks for the Scott Thiel Motorsports team wouldn’t damper their western swing trip with the IRA Series this past weekend. The team traveled Friday to the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, IA and followed that up with a visit to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN on Saturday. Driver, Scotty Thiel was able to get back into rhyme and earn another top five finish on Friday night and would end up with a top 10 on Saturday with a mangled up car.

20 cars signed into the IRA portion on Friday night in Clay County. Scotty was the fifth car out to qualify. The track began to get pretty slick as the qualifying runs started. Scotty tried a different line in turn two that maybe costed him a spot or two but ended up 7th quick overall. That placed him to start on the pole of the heat race event. At the drop of the green, Thiel would take command of the race and never look back and take home the heat race victory and a spot in the redraw. He would go on to draw the outside front row starting position for the nights 25 lap A-main event. The field would go on to take the green for the main event. Thiel jumped out to the early lead and work the top side of the track. The bottom of turn one and two became quick as the race went on and Thiel would slip back to the second position but began to follow the leader through that corner. He maintained that position for several laps before a restart would occur. Scotty charged hard back into turn one but would lose a spot off of turn two as the engine stumbled as he got back on the throttle. He would hold onto the third position until the final laps when he would get passed for the third spot but was unable to gain the spot back at the end of lap 25. He would go on to finish in the fourth spot. “We’ll take it!” Thiel said. “The last few races have been not so good for our team and this was just a positive step in the right direction.”

Saturday night brought the team to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN. 32 cars were on hand and Thiel would go out 13th to qualify. They worked on some fueling concerns from the previous night which loaded the motor full of fuel and ended up with a not so good qualifying attempt of 25th. That would place Scotty to start 7th in the heat race event. He would rebound in the heat race as he charged his way to a solid third place finish. That finish would place him to start 14th in the 30 lap main event. The 24 car field took the green flag. Scotty worked the top side of the track early on and would grab a few spots in the opening laps of the race. A few cautions and a red flag early on in the event would spot and regroup the field. Scotty noticed during the red flag that his wing slider was broke which would make the wing go as far back as it could during the race as the speed of the cars pushed the wing back. That would make the car be very tight in the corners. The field went back to green flag action and Thiel had to deal with the wing issue. It made the car a little upset at times but he managed to keep moving forward. On lap 24, Thiel would get crossed up in turn two as he was avoiding a car that was beginning to flip after making contact with the wall. Scotty would end up getting hit in the front of the car and the red flag flew. The front axle and shocks were good on the car but the nose wing was mangled up. Thiel would restart at the tail end of the lead lap cars with just six laps to go. The green was back out and Scotty began to work his way forward. He would end up driving his way back to the 10th spot as the checkered flag flew. “Tonight could have been worse I guess.” Thiel explained. “I think we were battling inside the top ten when we got into that pile up in turn two. Our car was actually pretty good all night even with the wing flying back all the time but just would have been nice to keep running where we were. I think we could have ended up a lot better.”

Next on tap for the STM Team is another double header this weekend starting of Saturday night at the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI and following that up with a trip Sunday to LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL

STM would like to thank all of their marketing partners for all of their support in the 2018 season. They encourage everyone to check out these fine businesses and support those who support racing!

 

 

Lucas Oil ESS Championship to be Decided Saturday at Fonda!

$4,000 to win, American/Canadian Clash at Airborne on Sunday.

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – It’s a big weekend for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints! On Saturday at the Fonda Speedway, the 2018 champion will be crowned between Jason Barney and Steve Poirier. Then on Sunday, it’s the first ever $4,000 to win American/Canadian Sprint Car Clash.

Over that past month, both Barney and Poirier have been neck and neck for the 2018 Lucas Oil Championship. Coming into Saturday’s $2,000 to win, $300 to start Mach 1 Chassis A-Main there is just 17 points separating the two talented sprint car drivers for the crown. If Barney captures the crown, it will mark his second in a row and if Poirier takes the feat, it will tie him with Mike Woodring with his eighth title.

While the focus will be on the championship battle, many ESS stars and cars will be on hand for the event that pays tribute to Kramer Williamson. Expected to be in the field will be Matt Tanner, Coleman Gulick, Billy VanInwegen, Mike Mahaney, Paul Kinney, Shawn Donath, Danny Varin, Matt Billings, Jeff Cook, Chad Miller, Brett Wright, Kelly Hebing, Dave Axton, Cory Sparks, Josh Pieniazek, Josh Flint, Bobby Varin, Jeremiah Munson and many more.

E3 Spark Plugs brings you the timed hot laps, Car Mate Trailers sponsored heats is followed by the Trackside Body Works/Cobra Coaches Dash and the Lacaillade Masonry B-Main all leading up to the 25 lap finale. Points will also be awarded to the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour which Barney has clinched and the E&V Energy I90/I81 Series which Danny Varin has already take that point series.

The next day, many of the winged warriors will head up to Plattsburgh, NY where the American/Canadian Clash is set to take place at the Airborne Park Speedway. It’s an event brought to you by ESS and the Sprint Cars of New England Series (SCONE).

The 25 lap A-Main will pay $4,000 to win with $2,000 for second, $1,200 for third and $300 to take the green. A special five lap dash will also be held pitting ESS vs. SCONE vs. Canada which pays $300 to win from the $1000 purse.

Drivers joining the many from Fonda will be Alain Bergeron, Dan Douville, Jordan Poirier, Will Hull, Dale Gosselin, Matt Hoyt, Yan Bilodeau, Clay Dow, Lacey Hanson, Adam Pierson, Sean Durand and others.

It’s Mohawk Weekend at Fonda and then a big $4,000 to win event at Airborne… It will be excitement guaranteed!!

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Pit Gates – 3:30 PM, Hot Laps 6:00 PM, Racing 7:00 PM

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Pit Gates – Noon, Hot Laps 2:00 PM, Racing 3:00 PM

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Dancer Heads to Eldora Speedway for a World of Outlaws and All Star Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - DELPHOS, Ohio (Sept. 19, 2018) - Shawn Dancer will head to Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, this weekend for a doubleheader featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Friday and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday.

"It should be a good weekend of racing," he said. "Friday night the World of Outlaws are in town and they always bring along stout competition and a great crowd."

Dancer has continuously improved at the half-mile track and the last time he was there he ran his fastest lap time.

"I think we're starting to get the feel of things at that track," he said. "We've run there a decent amount this year and have seemed to improve little by little every time we race there."

On Saturday, Dancer will once again compete at the high-banked oval, but this time with the All Stars.

"Saturday should be another good and fun night of racing," he said. "The All Stars also have great competition that follow them so it'll be interesting to see who all will show up for either one or both days."

Dancer recently ended his 360ci sprint car season with the NRA Sprint Invaders. He finished sixth in the championship standings even though he missed a handful of races throughout the season.

"Finishing sixth was pretty decent," he said. "We had one of the highest finishing averages of the series so that was good. Overall, our season stats may not have seemed that great, but we raced with a lot tougher competition more often. I feel like that's important because the better people you race, the better you become."

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series (Friday) and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions (Saturday)

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shawn_dancer49

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dancer Logistics, Inc.

Dancer Logistics, Inc., is a full-service transportation logistics provider specializing in dedicated fleet, brokerage and warehousing. For more information, visit http://www.DancerLogistics.com .

"Everyone at Dancer Logistics is supportive and allows me to fulfil my dream of racing sprint cars and I'm very appreciative of their support," Dancer said.

Dancer would also like to thank Global Warehousing, King Racing Products, Pitsenbarger Supply, Amshaw Service Center, Kistler Engines, Mox Nursery, Friedrich Lawn Care and FSR Radiators for their continued support.

 

 

Blurton Scores Fourth Victory of the Season During DCRP Race

Inside Line Promotions - DODGE CITY, Kan. (Sept. 19, 2018) - Zach Blurton put in a dominating performance last Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park to secure his fourth 305ci winged sprint car win of the season.

The 2018 United Rebel Sprint Series champion advanced from third to second place in a heat race before he started on the pole of the feature event and drove to a nearly five-second win.

"We really weren't that good in the heat, but we made some changes and got some luck in the draw to start on the pole," he said. "The car was just awesome. I'm really happy with four wins so far this year.

"We had been struggling with the car lately and with the URSS point deal done we decided to make a bunch of big changes and it was definitely the difference. We really found some good speed."

The win was a great morale boost coming off a disappointing IMCA Nationals at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., a couple of weeks ago.

"We weren't horrible there and finished 15th in the finale, which just making the show with over 90 cars there is incredible," he said. "We should have won a qualifying night feature, but got held up by a lapped car. It was a crazy weekend. It rained nearly the entire deal. It was raining during the last night's championship feature."

Blurton plans to compete next on Sept. 29 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., as part of the Casey's Midwest Fall Brawl.

"We are working to put together some things that could really be cool if it all pans out," he added. "Stay tuned."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 4 wins, 16 top fives, 23 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 29 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZachBlurton

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

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

APPAREL -

Visit Blurton's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ZachBlurtonRacing for more information.

RACING OPPORTUNITIES -

Blurton is seeking additional racing opportunities and is willing to travel. To learn more information, contact Blurton at 620-393-5249 or ZachBlurton@gmail.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bootleggers Main Street Bar & Grill in Jetmore, Kan.

"Kyler and Gwen Fetters have done a lot for me over the past couple of months," Blurton said. "We will take this weekend off from racing and go have some fun at their place and enjoy the entertainment."

Blurton would also like to thank Midwest Ag Professionals Inc., Wheat State Roofing, King Racing Products, Phillips Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center, Brian Younker Farms, Jet-Hot Coatings, Randy Patterson Welding, Outlaw Wings, Billinger Repair Shop, Rob's Fun Center, Tornado Racing Engines, Bad Habit Sports Bar & Grill and Rod End Supply for their continued support.

 

 

Commemorative ‘James Dean Classic’

Gas City I-69 Speedway T-shirt

Celebrates Iconic Actor’s Love of Motorsports

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 18 — To commemorate the inaugural “James Dean Classic” at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday, Sept. 28, a collectible event T-shirt has been produced to celebrate the iconic actor’s love of speed and passion for motorsports.

Designed and produced by Charlotte, N.C.-based SMI Properties — the producers of all event souvenirs for Speedway Motorsports, Inc. and its eight NASCAR-sanctioned motorsports facilities — the T-shirt showcases a photo of Dean next to the event and speedway logos and a non-wing sprint car with Dean’s racing number, 130. In addition to a sprint car, the back of the shirt features candid, family-provided photos of Dean, including one of him seated on one of his early motorcycles and one of him driving his Porsche 550 Spyder. Dean was killed in the car in a highway accident enroute to a sports car race in Salinas, Calif. on Sept. 30, 1955, at the age of 24.

The “James Dean Classic” will feature the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series, which is making its only appearance at the quarter-mile clay oval this season. The event is part of the annual James Dean Festival celebrated in the area. Dean was born in nearby Marion and raised approximately 15 miles from the speedway in Fairmount.

A limited number of the T-shirts will be available at the speedway’s gift shop on race day, Friday, Sept. 28. If inventory is available, mail orders will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis on Monday, Oct. 1 by calling (765) 677-RACE or filling out the contact form on the track’s Web site at GasCityI69Speedway.com.

The heather-gray shirt comes in short- and long-sleeve versions, from small to 4XL. The price is $20 for the short-sleeve T-shirt and $25 for the long-sleeve version. Please add $2 extra for sizes 2XL through 4XL. A nominal fee for postage and handling will be added if mail orders are taken.

Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Fairmount Historical Museum to preserve the history and artifacts of James Dean’s life.

In addition to the USAC AMSOIL sprint cars, the “James Dean Classic” program will include UMP modified competition paying $1,000 to the feature winner, super streets, thunder cars and front-wheel-drive compacts.

Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. and the general admission gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:25 p.m., time trials at 6:45 p.m., and the racing will start at approximately 7:30 p.m. An adult general-admission ticket is $25, while kids 12 and under are free, as is parking. A pit pass costs $30. The program is the track’s 2018 season finale.

For more details on Gas City I-69 Speedway, please see the track’s Web site at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

 

 

 

Wilson Garners Hard Charger Award at Calistoga to Close West Coast Swing

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2018) - Greg Wilson capped the final West Coast Swing of the season by earning the Hard Charger Award last Saturday at Calistoga Speedway.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels sponsored team gained a handful of positions on the half-mile oval to finish 18th, which wasn't the result he hoped for but was an improvement on the previous night during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

"We've been making progress throughout the last couple of months so it was great to see definite progress last week in California," he said. "We want to get better results and it's certainly what we're working toward, but it's a great feeling to see everything improving."

Wilson also competed last Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., during the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA. Unfortunately, qualifying buried him in both a heat race and the Last Chance Showdown and Wilson came up just short of transferring into the A Main.

"We've run really well at Placerville the last couple of seasons, but this year we didn't get qualified as well as we needed to," he said. "That can make all the difference between a great night and a tough night. It's hard to start behind so many fast cars, especially on a tight track where passing is at a premium, and expect to drive through the field."

Next up for Wilson and the World of Outlaws is one of Wilson's favorite tracks - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown. Wilson recorded his season-best result of second - after starting 14th - at the half-mile oval earlier this season.

"We have a lot of laps and experience at Eldora so it's definitely one of the favorites," he said. "Our charge from mid-pack up to second place a couple of months ago was a great feeling and we're looking to put together another strong performance that is one position better."

The weekend will conclude on Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Commonwealth Clash.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 27; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 7 (8).

Sept. 14 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (6); Feature: 22 (20).

Sept. 15 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 5 (3); Feature: 18 (23).

SEASON STATS -

62 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown and Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Commonwealth Clash with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ohio Logistics

Ohio Logistics, which is based in Findlay, Ohio, is a world-class distribution facility. The company is in 20 locations in five states and has grown into one of the largest privately held logistics firms in the Upper Midwest. For more information, visit http://www.OhioLogistics.com.

"Since Chuck Bills got involved with our team in 2005 it's been pretty cool to develop a friendship and get all of the support from the Ohio Logistics employees," Wilson said. "To have a company stick with me for more than a dozen years and have their belief in me is pretty cool."

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

 

 

Ballou Bags USAC Podium at THAT

PETERSEN MEDIA: A strong weekend for Robert Ballou saw him run a close second to Brady Bacon on Friday night at Terre Haute Action Track before finishing seventh on Saturday night at Tri State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN.

“We tried a new car on Friday night, and it went okay we ran a close second to Brady Bacon, and on Saturday night we went back to our old reliable car and had some good speed but didn’t make the redraw feature and it was pretty narrow and we ended up seventh,” Robert Ballou said.

Friday night at Terre Haute Action Track, Ballou opened the night up by timing the Dickinson Farms/J Dickinson Scrap Metal/Lucas Oil Products entry in fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up sixth in his heat race, Ballou flexed his muscle as he has done so many times at THAT this season and he was able to slice and dice his way to the front to pick up the heat race win.

Lining up sixth in the feature event, Ballou complained about being a little too tight, but he was able to work his way forward and get into second as he battled with Brady Bacon. With the duo seemingly pacing each other, Ballou was unable to get by Bacon and closed the night out with a second place run.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Haubstadt, IN as Ballou took to Tri-State Speedway. Timing in fastest overall, Ballou would line up fourth in his heat race on this night.

Needing to get into the Top-2 to make the redraw, an extremely heavy Tri-State Speedway surface put passing at a premium and Ballou would only be able to get a third place finish.

Lining up ninth in the feature event after failing to qualify for the redraw, the surface stayed extremely narrow and Ballou’s machine was still too tight to really put forth a charge.

Doing all he could, the Rocklin, CA driver closed his weekend out with a seventh place finish.

“We just fought tightness all weekend,” Ballou said. “With Eldora on the horizon this week at least we will have an idea of where to be because that plays always gets really slick.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Dickinson Farms, Lucas Oil Products, Abreu Vineyards, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, MPHG Promotion, Unique Breedz, Suburban Subaru, Jamie Davidson Scrap Metal, Twister-X, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, Blakesley Auto, Olson Custom Design, Konnected Clothing, Hooker Harness, Indy Race Parts, Hoosier Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, ISC Racers Tape, Chalk Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Saldana Racing Products, and Bell Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Ballou will be at Eldora Speedway on Saturday night.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 47, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 23, Top-10’s- 36

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with ‘The Mad Man’ by following him on Twitter @RoberBallou81, liking https://www.facebook.com/robertballoumotorsports/, or by clicking over to www.balloumotorsports.com.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Looking Forward to Weekend at Eldora and Lernerville

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2018) - It's been a long journey home for Kraig Kinser, who left California following last Saturday's Wine Country Outlaw Showdown finale.

It took approximately 35 hours to drive from the West Coast to Indiana, where Kinser will spend a couple of days before returning to World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action this Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during the BeFour the Crowns Showdown and Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., during the Commonwealth Clash.

"It's been a long drive across the country," he said. "I'm looking forward to getting back to the Midwest and racing on some bigger, wider tracks."

Kinser wrapped up the West Coast Swing with a trio of Outlaws races last week in California. The action began on Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville with the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA.

Kinser timed in 21st quickest and placed seventh in a heat race. His night took a turn for the worse when he was drilling in the nose by a rock or dirt clod while watching another heat race.

"Dealing with that was a distraction," he said. "It was a pretty big hole."

Kinser jumped the cushion on the opening lap of the Last Chance Showdown and he dropped a few positions before rebounding to end the race fifth, which was one position shy of transferring into the A Main.

The team then ventured to Calistoga Speedway for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. Kinser qualified 22nd quickest, placed eighth in a heat race and rallied from 22nd to 17th in the main event on Friday.

He improved his qualifying and heat race results on Saturday, timing in 15 th quickest and ending sixth in the heat. The night was capped with a 19th-place result in the A Main.

"Qualifying bad makes for a tough weekend that's for sure," he said. "You can't let that many quick cars start in front of you. It's something we are working hard on improving and hopefully we'll see more positive results this weekend at Eldora and Lernerville."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 5 (6).

Sept. 14 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 8 (8); Feature: 17 (22).

Sept. 15 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 19 (18).

SEASON STATS -

62 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 49 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown and Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Commonwealth Clash with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kessington Aerospace

Kessington Aerospace, formerly known as Kessington Machine Products, Inc., manufactures and distributes CNC turning and milling equipment for the aerospace, laser guided munitions and motion control industries in the United States. For more information, visit https://www.kessington.com/.

"They are also from Indiana and we've become good friends with them," Kinser said. "We ran their colors at the Knoxville Nationals and we're pleased to work with such a distinguished and innovative company."

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

 

 

Hagar Wins Ralph Henson Memorial for Second Time in Three Years

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 18, 2018) - Derek Hagar earned his sixth triumph of the season last Saturday at I-30 Speedway, where he captured the Ralph Henson Memorial for the second time in his career.

Hagar kicked off the ASCS Mid-South Region and ASCS Red River Region event by maneuvering from seventh to third place during a heat race, which ranked him fourth in overall points out of nearly 40 competitors.

Hagar made the redraw and he pulled the No. 1 to start the dash on the pole. He won that race to garner the pole position for the A Main.

"They also did a past champions dash," he said. "It was a dirty draw where you drew a car and had to pass it off to another guy. I didn't have any friends so I had to start sixth. We got to third in six laps though. We had a fast car."

Hagar continued his strong performance in the main event.

"We had a really good car all night," he said. "The track slicked off real good. We got a good start and the car felt good the whole race. We made some wing adjustments as the race went on and the track went away. I felt really comfortable in the car."

A couple of cautions bunched the field up, but Hagar had no problem as he led the distance to pick up the win. He became only the second driver to garner multiple feature wins during the Ralph Henson Memorial.

"On the first restart Howard Moore tried to slide me, but he didn't have enough momentum to get by me," he said. "After that we didn't really have any bids for the lead. I was being cautious trying not to use my tires up. Every time we got to traffic we had a caution so we almost always had a clean track.

"I want to give a special shout out to Bruce Griffith for putting an extra $500 on top of the feature winnings to make it $2,500 to win."

Hagar will take momentum from his win, which was his 11 podium finish in his last 12 races, into the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial this Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. He has earned at least one top 10 during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event each year since 2012 and he was victorious in 2014.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (7); Dash: 1 (1); Race of Champions: 3 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 6 wins, 21 top fives, 22 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 29 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

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, recovery and transport by major Memphis truck dealerships, parcel delivery companies, nationwide trucking firms and more. For more information, visit http://www.BnDTowing.com.

"B&D Towing supports racing," Hagar said. "They can help anyone in the Memphis area. For anyone who needs a hand, B&D is recommended to save the day."

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

 

 

Dover Aiming to Add to Win Total During Hockett/McMillin Memorial This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Sept. 18, 2018) - Jack Dover will join forces with Chris Bowers to tackle the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial this weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Dover has earned at least one top 10 each year he's competed in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event - he didn't race it in 2013 and 2015 - with a handful of fourth-place finishes marking his best result at the oval in Wheatland, Mo.

"Last year we went down there and I think we ran ninth on the final night," he said. "I was in a car I just hopped into and didn't know anything about it. This year Chris has the same motor as I run and it's my car from last year so I know how the car reacts and how to set it up."

Dover said his goal is to earn a top 10 each night this weekend.

"I think that's a realistic goal that we can set," he said. "They key is to just make sure everything is right on our car and give it 110 percent every time we go onto the track. Every position counts there."

Dover has won five of his last seven 360ci winged sprint car races to give him a dozen feature triumphs this season. He's recorded at least 12 wins in a year seven different times in his career and his season high for victories is only three away.

"We've had a great season so we're really confident," he said. "Confidence is a huge part of racing so when that's on your side it seems like things work out more often than not. We're really excited for the opportunity this weekend."

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 12 wins, 24 top fives, 29 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - True Trucking

True Trucking is a trucking company based in Gretna, Neb.

"True Trucking specializes in everything when it comes to hauling," Dover said. "They can pretty much do it all. The True's are family friends who have always been there to support me. I appreciate their partnership and look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them a lot."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, SSS Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Certified Transmission, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Price Lands on the Podium at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (Sept. 18, 2018) - Robbie Price returned to action at Skagit Speedway last Saturday when the track contested Championship Night.

The defending track champion finished third to earn his second podium finish of the season at the 3/10-mile bullring in a limited number of starts.

Price opened the night by turning the fastest lap in time trials. With the top eight drivers in track points already locked into the main event starting lineup that put Price on the inside of the fifth row to start the 25-lap feature. A pole scramble was supposed to be contested, but with threatening weather looming that was shelved and main events were lined straight up.

"It definitely felt good to be fast right out of the box," he said. "With the way the format was we didn't have to qualify against all that many cars, but we were quickest of the ones we did run with."

In the main event, Price was challenging for the second spot with five laps to go when contact with another car broke the right rear shock off. He wound up finishing third on a track that was challenging to pass on.

"It rained out there all week and rained on Saturday morning so they pushed hard to get the race in," he noted. "The track was super hooked up and kind of rough, which is my type of race track. I'm not afraid to get out there and 'cowboy up.' I got a decent start and was able to pass quite a few cars early. We were definitely one of the quickest cars there all night and were really the only one that was able to move up through the field. It was good to get a podium finish."

Price is tentatively scheduled to return to action in the two-night Fall Nationals at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., Sept. 28-29. The native of Cobble Hill, B.C., competed a few weeks ago at the quarter-mile oval with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during the Gold Cup Race of Champions. He qualified for the finale of the historic event for the first time in his career. Price also competed in a 360ci sprint car race the day before the World of Outlaws opened the Gold Cup.

"I hadn't run in Chico a whole lot in the last few years so it was good to run there with the Outlaws and get some notes," he said. "Hopefully we can head down there and run well this time and use what we learned in the 360 race and the Outlaws races."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 1; Feature: 3 (9).

SEASON STATS

39 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 28-29 at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Fall Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

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"Don is a really good guy who takes great photos," Price said. "I really appreciate his help throughout the last few years. He's turned into a good friend."

Price would also like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shark Racing Engines, Triple X Race Co., Strong Crane Service and CARSTAR Leduc for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Posts Career-Best Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Performance

Inside Line Promotions - OHSWEKEN, Ontario, Canada (Sept. 18, 2018) - Alex Hill enjoyed her best racing weekend of the year last Friday and Saturday at Ohsweken Speedway, which hosted the 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express.

The 18-year-old finished second in a make-up feature from July 20 and she garnered a top 10 during the opening round of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on Friday night. She followed that up the next night by qualifying for her first Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A Main.

"We had a really good weekend, finally," she said. "I had a great car and I was happy to qualify for my first Canadian Nationals."

Hill's weekend got off to a solid start on Friday with the running of the July 20 feature, which had been postponed due to rain. She started second in the 26-car field and grabbed the lead when the race began before eventually scoring her first top-five finish of the year with a runner-up result.

"I think I had a pretty good lead until there was a red flag on Lap 5," she said. "Then Chuck Hebing passed me on the restart. I was able to close on him about midway through the race and challenge him. I wasn't able to pass him, but I did pull alongside him. But then we got into lapped traffic. I got stuck behind a couple of cars and he was able to pull away.

"With about two laps to go Mark Smith passed me, but I was able to edge back ahead of him at the finish. It was great to finish second after racing with guys like Chuck and Mark. My crew gave me a great car. It could run anywhere on the track."

Later that night, Hill started seventh in her heat race.

"I made it up to fifth in the first few laps and finished fourth," she said. "That put us in one of the two A Mains."

Hill started her feature from the ninth starting spot, which is where she finished for her second top-10 finish of the night and third of the year.

"I dropped a spot or two early in the race, but was able to come back a little bit," she said. "My car was good. It was just difficult to move ahead. There was a lot of tough competition."

Saturday night also began well for Hill in qualifying.

"I was fourth quick in my group and I think we were sixth quick overall," she said. "I started third in my heat. Jared Zimbardi got by me and we had a good battle for third most of the race. But I couldn't get by him and finished fourth."

Her heat race finish placed her on the pole starting position for one of the B Mains, from which the top two finishers transferred into the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals main event.

"The B Main went really well," she said. "I was able to get the lead at the start and lead it to the finish. I'm not sure if I won by very much, but I didn't see or hear anyone challenging me."

The victory qualified Hill for her first career Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A Main. She took the green flag from the 19th starting position in the 30-car starting field.

"I started so far back and everyone was on the bottom at the beginning so it was tough to move forward," she said after finishing 18th. "Once I got lapped I just kind of drove my own race and tried to stay out of the leader's way.

"It was great to finally make my goal of qualifying for the A Main of the Nationals after being so close before. Two years ago I missed it by two positions and last year it was by one."

Hill will move on to the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial this Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

"I always look forward to racing at Lucas Oil Speedway," she said. "It's a really nice facility and one of my favorite tracks. I'm especially excited following our success last weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 14 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Make-Up Feature: 2 (1); Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 9 (9).

Sept. 15 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 18 (19).

SEASON STATS -

45 races, 0 wins, 1 top fives, 3 top 10, 13 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

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"All of the Hill's Racing Team cars use shocks from Slade Shock Technology," Hill said. "We enjoy working with Eric and the product and service he provides."

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

 

 

Paul Parks it Again

PETERSEN MEDIA: A busy weekend for Paul Nienhiser saw the Chapin, IL driver make a late race move at Spoon River Speedway to score the Tom Knowles Memorial for the second time in his career to up his win total to eighth in 2018.

“We had a really good weekend with a ton of car speed,” Nienhiser said. “If it wasn’t for a bit of a mistake on the last lap on Friday night, we would have surely had a trio of podiums.”

Battling the MOWA on Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL, Nienhiser would line the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Mason Sound/Innovative Design entry up in the second row of his heat race. Ripping the top, Nienhiser would get into second and then erase a huge lead the leader had built up but would be unable to make the pass.

Sneaking into the redraw, the seven would place the Chapin, IL pilot in the fourth row for the feature event on an uncharacteristically rough racing surface. With the surface narrow, Nienhiser was able to make some moves and get to third as he chased after Logan Seavey.

Getting to second at one point, Nienhiser’s move would be for not as the caution would negate his move. With the track continuing to get treacherous as the laps clicked off, Nienhiser would try to play it safe in the closing laps but it would bite him as it caused him to get up in the fluff and get his car upside down.

Though it was a soft roll over, Nienhiser would turn his attention to Saturday’s tilt at Spoon River Speedway. An extremely slick racing surface saw Nienhiser use some experience to finish second in his heat race and move to the redraw where the vaunted eight pill placed him in the fourth row again.

Using the middle to his advantage, Nienhiser would actually race his way to the lead though he had a feeling the bottom would be too good but stayed committed to his lead.

Actually getting passed by two cars near the end of the race, Nienhiser would find himself in the third position when he decided to change things up. A caution with two-to-go gave Nienhiser the opportunity to go top-shelf and sell some T Shirts to those in attendance.

Moving into second, Nienhiser would then slide Jordan Goldsberry in one and two on the white flag lap as the duo then raced side by side down the back stretch. Staying committed to the top, Nienhiser would hit his marks in three and four and drive past his competitor and score his second Tom Knowles Memorial win in thrilling fashion.

Traveling to Quincy Raceway on Sunday night aboard Scott Bonar’s Midland Performance machine, Nienhiser would continue to be lightening fast. For the third night in a row Nienhiser would score a second place finish in his heat race before going form fourth to second in the Dash.

Finding himself on the pole after the invert, Nienhiser would go top shelf as he was extremely fast ripping the lip. Having last lap heroics on Saturday night, Nienhiser would get a taste of his own medicine on this night as Joe B Miller used the low side to sneak around Nienhiser on the last lap to grab the win, as Nienhiser closed his weekend out with a second place finish.

“I think a little Karma got us on Sunday night,” Nienhiser said with a smile. “I can’t thank my guys as well as Scott Bonar and his team for a great weekend. We have another big weekend coming up and I am extremely excited to pilot the Brad Loyet No. o5 Thursday – Saturday at the Jesse Hockett Memorial.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Auto Body, Littleton Storm & Timber, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, JRC Transportation, Signature Signs and Design, and Steve Thomas Racing for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-47, Wins-8, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-22

ON TAP: Nienhiser will aboard the Loyet Motorpsorts No. o5 this Thursday – Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway during the Jesse Hockett Memorial.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Paul Nienhiser by following him on Twitter @Paul_Nienhiser or by clicking over to www.paulnienhiser.com.

 

 

Tuesdays with TMAC – A Pair of Podiums with the IRA!

Des Moines, IA (September 18, 2018) – While “Tuesdays with TMAC” has been on a brief hiatus, Terry McCarl has not! The veteran driver from Altoona, Iowa is coming off a streak that saw him score five podiums and two 4th-place finishes in his last seven races, including a 3rd and 2nd last weekend with the IRA Sprints. Next on the schedule is the $6,000 to win “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial” at LaSalle Speedway this Sunday night!

Friday night’s festivities at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa got off to an early start for Terry and Austin McCarl, as they had their cars setup at the Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises booth before the races got underway. “Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises sponsor both myself and Austin, so it was great to be represented at their booth on Friday,” said TMAC. “It was a great opportunity to talk with people that were at the fair and hopefully it led to some extra people in the stands and new fans of the sport.”

The great atmosphere and crowd of the Clay County Fair was treated to a well-prepared racetrack that saw McCarl qualify 4th and finish 4th in his heat, before drawing, you guessed it, the number four pill to set the A-main lineup. “SLS Promotions did an outstanding job preparing the track on Friday night,” said Terry. “The track in the feature had moisture right around the bottom and up on top, but was slick in the middle, which led to great racing.”

From the outside of the second row, TMAC would waste no time getting to the point, going on to lead lap one. “Kerry [Madsen] drew the pole, but we were able to drive past everyone from 4th on the first lap,” said McCarl. “I settled in running the bottom and the car was working really well. The bottom was pretty tricky and you really had to hit your marks, but we stretched it out to about a straightaway lead before the caution flew.”

With the caution bunching the field back up, Madsen restarted right on TMAC’s tail tank and had a bit of an advantage due to their preferred lines. “The yellow coming out let our tires cool down and on the restart Kerry was able to get heat built up quicker running the top,” said Terry. “He got around us right after the restart, but I was able to run him back down and get around him on the bottom, but then we had another caution!”

After the same scenario played out again after the second caution, Terry moved the TMAC Motorsports #24 to the top and ended the 25-lap feature in 3rd. “After Kerry got around me the second time I started running the top,” said TMAC. “In hindsight, I should have stayed on the bottom, because Justin [Henderson] ended up getting by for second.”

“All together, it was a great night getting to race in front of Paul Gillund and his team, as well as a lot of our other sponsors like Simplot Grower Solutions Rens Trucking. While the driver part of me was upset that we weren’t able to grab the win, the promoter side of my brain was happy that we were able to put on a great show for everyone on a great track!”

Terry and the TMAC Motorsports team then followed the IRA Sprints to Deer Creek Speedway for a Saturday night show that culminated in another podium for the #24 flying the Mastell Brothers colors. “It was great having Mastell Brothers on both my car and Carson’s, who brought the #97 out for the first time this year,” said Terry.

The night got off to a great start with Terry timing in second quick and scoring another runner-up finish in his heat. “That was the best I’ve ever felt at Deer Creek,” said McCarl. “We were fast all night long; in qualifying, we were fast time nearly to the end with Kerry just getting us and we had a strong run in our heat.”

For the second night in a row, TMAC drew the number four pill for the A-main lineup. “We drew the outside of the second row again and, through the early stages of the race, I was just searching around trying to find where the car was fast,” said Terry. “Deer Creek is high-banked and fast, but also a pretty tricky racetrack.”

The night would end with yet another runner-up finish, making it the third of the night, though Terry and the team walked away feeling good about the weekend. “Our setups were off just a bit to beat Kerry this weekend, but he is “Outlaw” fast right now,” said TMAC. “Ending the weekend with two podiums is solid, and I think had Madsen not been there, we would have won each night.”

TMAC will be back in action this Sunday night at LaSalle Speedway in Illinois for the “Bill Waite Jr. Memorial,” shooting for the $6,000 winner’s check!

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Shane Hopkins Is the 2018 Placerville Speedway Rookie of the Year

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making a handful of starts at the conclusion of the 2017 season, Shane Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports set out to earn Rookie of the Year Honors and finish Top-Five in the points at Placerville Speedway in 2018. With the point season now over, Hopkins can check off both those goals as his body of work earned him both the 2018 Placerville Speedway Rookie of the Year and he finished third in the final standings.

“It has been a ton of work to hit our goals and non of this would be possible without Vern Morrison, my family, and all of our great marketing partners,” Shane Hopkins said. “Saturday didn’t end how we had hoped but we still had plenty to celebrate.”

25 cars checked in for the final point show of the year on Saturday night and the Cameron Park, CA driver opened the night up by timing the Moxie Mechanical/Morrison Concrete/TNT Powdercoat No. 97 entry in 17th quickest.

Heat race action saw Hopkins finish in the fifth position which then put him 17th on the starting grid for the 25-lap finale.

On a racy Placerville Speedway surface, Hopkins was able to come to life in the ‘A’ as he began carving his way forward against a very deep field of cars. Working into the Top-10, Hopkins continued to battle as he would approach the Top-Five late in the race.

Getting into sixth, Hopkins would work on the fifth position but the 16th lap saw him get into the turn four wall and bring his night to a bit of an early end.

“We had a great run going and I just made a mistake,” Hopkins added. “It was a great weekly season at Placerville and now we can focus on getting back to work with the SCCT.”

Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports would like to thank Moxie Mechanical, Morrison Concrete, TNT Powdercoat, LRB Ent., ADCO Driveline, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Soares Motorsports, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Capital Ace Hardware, Johnson Motorsports, American River Overhead, Americote Painting, Gary Morgan Graphics, and ART Enterprises for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-24, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP- Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports are geared up for the Shootout this Friday and Saturday at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21, or by following Moxie Motorsports on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/moxie97.

 

 

Forsberg Puts Bow on Sixth Placerville Speedway Track Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though a formality, when Andy Forsberg and his F&F Racing signed into Placerville Speedway on Saturday night they officially became the 2018 Track Champions at Placerville Speedway. Despite having the title locked up, Forsberg and crew were hungry for their eighth win of the season but a part failure late in the race would spoil the party for the team.

“It is always a little bit of a bummer when you have a bad night when you’er supposed to celebrate a championship, but we didn’t let it rain on our parade too much, “Andy Forsberg said. “We had a really good car, and were in the thick of things with Sanders and Becker for the lead, but we had a part break and end our night.”

25 winged 360ci entries made their way to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night to take part in the speedway’s regular season finale and the 2018 Track Champion would kick his night off by timing the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Offic/PitStopUSA machine in third fastest in time trials.

Putting himself in the second row of his heat race, a third place finish moved the Auburn, CA driver into the feature event redraw where Jimmy Wall’s four pill lined him up in the second row for the final points paying 25-lap feature event of the season at the ¼ mile bullring.

When the action came to life, Forsberg became engaged in a torrid battle with Justin Sanders, and long time rival, Sean Becker. As the trio waged war on one and other in front of the enthused crowd, lap 16 would bring bad luck for Forsberg would would be forced into the pit area as the yellow flew for Becker who had issues of his own.

Upon making it to the pit area, the crew deemed their night over, and Forsberg would retire to the trailer and be scored in the 18th position.

“These guys have worked hard all year, and we still have one more weekend to see if we can get back into victory lane at Placerville again and score our first SCCT win,” Forsberg added. “Thanks to everyone who makes this possible for us.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing will be in action at Placerville Speedway this coming Friday and Saturday for the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-25, Wins-7, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-19.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

 

 

Tony Gualda 4th at Placerville Speedway Regular Season Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tuning up for this weekend’s Nor-Cal Posse Shootout, Tony Gualda and C&M Motorsports checked in at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for the regular season finale and came home with a fourth place finish.

“We had a really fast car and I felt like we got stronger as the race went on,” Tony Gualda said. “I thought we had a shot at a podium, but we ran out of time. Extremely pleased with everything and really excited about the big two-day show this weekend.”

With 25 cars checked in for the final points paying event of the season at Placerville Speedway, Hollister, CA driver Tony Gualda timed the Moorefield Construction, Inc./Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA backed No. 7c mount in second quickest in qualifying time trials.

Gridding the field from the second row in heat race competition, Gualda would make some nice moves on the racy bullring as he carved his way to finish second and transfer directly into the 25-lap feature event.

Qualifying for the redraw, the seven pill put the young gasser in the fourth row on the starting grid, but he would not be back there for long. Jumping into the fifth spot, it would start to become challenging to make up positions as the low line was the dominant line as the top simply got to be too far around to make up any ground.

Remaining patient, Gualda would make a couple of nice moves in the closing laps as he worked into fourth and began pressuring fellow youngster, Kyle Offill. With stoppages keeping the leaders out of traffic late, Gualda would give it his all to get on the podium, but on this night he would take the checkered flag in the fourth position.

“Cody, Mandi, and everyone on this team works so hard and we have a great car night in and night out,” Gualda noted. “We have a big weekend coming up with two nights at Placerville and I would love nothing more than to get Cody and Mandi back in victory lane.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Inc., Hollister Auto Parts, PitStopUSA, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports are will be in action on Friday and Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-0, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-13.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Willie Croft Dominates Civil War Show at Calistoga Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Another busy week of racing action for Willie Croft and the Willie Croft Racing team was highlighted by a dominant win on Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway with the Civil War Series.

“It’s been an extremely busy month of September for us so far and to get another win is great,” Willie Croft said. “My guys have stood behind me and we will keep going and look for another good weekend.”

Doing double duty on Saturday night as he was also in action with the World of Outlaws, Croft kicked the Civil War Series program off by turning in the second fastest lap in qualifying time trials, before racing to a heat race win.

Finishing second in the Dash, Croft would start alongside new series champ, Cole Macedo, for the 20-lap feature event. Once he cleared Macedo in turns one and two, Croft was off to the races.

Simply dominating the feature event, Croft would easily pick up his sixth win of the season as he parked in victory lane at the historic speedway.

During the World of Outlaws portion of the night, Croft would time the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed machine in 11th fastest in time trials before finishing fourth in his heat race.

Lining up 11th to start the feature event, Croft would find himself in torrid battles with the likes of Ian Madsen and Shane Golobic as the fought to get a spot inside the Top-10. Slipping back a position as the rubber began to go down on the Speedway, Croft would take the checkered flag in 13th, which was a nice way to cap the World of Outlaws swing after being involved in a lap three crash on Friday night, and pulling off at the start of the feature at Placerville Speedway on Wednesday night.

“I was pleased with how the last couple of weeks went with the Outlaws,” Croft said. “There were nights where we were certainly better than we finished and circumstances dictated where we ended up, for sure. It has also been great to pick up a couple of 360 wins with some really big 360 races on the horizon.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Simpson Race Products, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-52, Wins-6, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-20.

ON TAP: Willie Croft and company will be in action this Friday and Saturday night at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA.

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

 

 

Cox Second at Placerville During Reunion with Van Dyke Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justyn Cox climbed back aboard the Harley Van Dyke owned No. 5H on Saturday night in Placerville, CA and put together a nice run that saw him net a second place finish.

“I want to thank Harley Van Dyke for the opportunity to driver for him again,” Justyn Cox said. “Harley was such a huge part of me getting started in this sports, I really enjoy running for him again when it works out and his car was really good Saturday night.”

With 25 cars checked into Placerville Speedway for the track’s final point show of the season, Cox timed the famed No. 5h machine in fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.

A great heat race saw the Clarksburg, CA driver make a couple of nice moves to work his way forward to win the heat race, which would prove to be immensely important as he moved him into the nightly redraw.

With the eight pill being his fate, Cox would grid the field from the fourth row for the 25-lap feature event on the slick and racy surface. Getting a nice start, Cox would work his way forward and slip into fourth in the opening stages, before he used a restart to jump into second and set his sights on race long leader, Justin Sanders.

As Sanders earned his money pounding the cushion, Cox would go to work on the low side of the speedway and reel in the leader and look to have a great shot at his third win of the season.

Needing some help in traffic, untimely cautions would keep the leaders in clean air, and it would result in Cox being unable to get by and he closed his night out with a second place finish.

“I thought we had a shot at him (Sanders), but we just needed to get into traffic to make it really interesting,” Cox added. “Still, it was a great night and it was a blast to work with Harley Van Dyke again.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2018!

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-33, Wins-2, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: Cox will fill in for an injured Tim Kaeding this Friday and Saturday in Placerville, CA as he will pilot the Josh Bates owned No. 42x.

 

 

Trio of 11th Place Finishes Close West Coast Swing for Ian Madsen

PETERSEN MEDIA- Closing out the late Summer/early Fall West Coast swing, Ian Madsen and KCP Racing would tally a trio of 11th place finishes including one run from the 21st starting position.

“Wednesday night at Placerville we kind of got off to a slow start but we got going pretty good in the feature event and ran it up to 11th,” Ian Madsen said. “Calistoga was tricky to gain ground both nights so we will take those tow 11th place finishes and get ready to return to the Midwest.”

Checking in at Placerville Speedway last Wednesday night, Madsen would get off to a rocky start as he ended up 23rd quickest in time trials aboard the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 machine.

Starting and finishing sixth in his heat race, the St. Marys, NSW driver would stop be forced into the semi, where his run from seventh to third would punch his ticket into the 49-lap feature event.

As the track continued to widen out as the feature event unfolded, Madsen would make things happen from his 23rd starting position as he forged his way towards the Top-10. A late caution would bunch things up and Madsen would close his night out with KSE Hard Charger Honors as he finished in the 11th position.

Traveling to scenic Calistoga, CA for shows on Friday and Saturday night to wrap up the trip, Madsen opened the weekend up by timing in 11th quickest in time trials. Starting and finishing fourth during his heat race, Madsen would grid the field from the 11th starting position.

Feeling something in his engine compartment go south, Madsen was still able to go to battle on the extremely slick and abrasive surface. With it being tough to gain ground, Madsen would hold strong in the 11th position as the checkered flag flew over the field.

Saturday night’s Wine County Classic finale brought the final event of 2018 in California for the World of Outlaws and Madsen started the night off qualifying in the 14th position.

Finishing fifth in his heat, Madsen would transfer directly into the 25-lap feature event where he rolled off the starting grid from the 14th position.

On another slicked off surface, Madsen would make up some early ground as the field stretched out in what was nearly a non stop affair. Settling into 11th as the rubber went down, Madsen would cap his weekend with another 11th place finish.

“We strive to be better, but this season has been about figuring everything out and really being a rookie again,” Madsen said. “We have some familiar territory coming up these next few weeks so we will roll our sleeves up and focus on having a strong fall to end this year.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, Coverage Direct, Revolution Race Gear, Monarch’s, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-66, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 7, Top 10’s-27

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing will be at Eldora Speedway on Friday night and at Lernerville Speedway on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports Back on Top at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports have been tough to beat on any given night the duo shows up to race together. Saturday night during the final points race at Placerville Speedway, Sanders picked up his 14th win of the 2018 season and fourth aboard the No. 4SA entry as he led from wire to wire.

“We got off to a slow start earlier this season, but with all the bugs ironed out this car has been a blast to driver and I have to thank Dale and Tara Miller for this opportunity,” Sanders said.

With 25 cars on hand, Sanders would jumpstart the night by timing the Thompson’s Auto/RedHawk Casino/Dale Miller Septic, Inc. backed No. 4SA machine in 10th quickest in time trials.

With the time trial effort, Sanders would line up on the front row of his heat race and with his win he would move into the redraw where the one pill put him on the front row to start the 25-lap feature event.

Taking a liking to the high, scary side of the speedway, the Aromas, CA pilot would find himself in quite a tussle with Andy Forsberg, Sean Becker, and eventually Justyn Cox.

With Forsberg and Becker each having issues that forced them off the speedway, Sanders would then need to keep Cox at bay. Continuing to pound the cushion, Sanders would find himself first at the finish line as the win marked the fourth for him aboard the potent No. 4SA and 14th overall in 2018.

“We were really good all night long, and had some fun battling with Forsberg and Becker,” Sanders added. “Again, I really want to thank everyone associated with the Dale Miller Motorsports team for all they do for me.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Auto, RedHawk Casino, Dale Miller Septic, Inc, El Dorado Hills Landscaping, Anrak Corporation, Frank’s Body Shop, Wion’s Powder Coating, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Motion Media Wraps, Hangtown Sheet Metal and Fabrication, and Vortex Wings for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 17, Wins- 4, Top-5’s-8, Top-10’s-10

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports will welcome Greg DeCaires back behind the wheel of the No. 4SA this Friday and Saturday in Placerville, CA.

 

 

Eliason Nets Second Career World of Outlaws Win with Calistoga Triumph

PETERSEN MEDIA- After spending much of the season on the road with Roth Motorsports, Cory Eliason has defended his home turf well with the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ in the Golden State. During the final night of action in California, Cory Eliason and Roth Motorsports sent the series on their way by claiming the win and giving the team their second World of Outlaws win of the season.

“I really have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for sticking with me, and letting me represent them in our home state against the Outlaws,” Cory Eliason said. “Brent Ventura has given me a bad fast race car the last couple of weeks and it means a lot to get another WoO win, and get Brent his first as a crew chief.”

Saturday night at the famed Calistoga Speedway, Eliason and Roth Motorsports came out swinging as the Kingsburg, CA pilot timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments machine in eighth quickest which placed him in the second row of his heat race.

Making a couple of nice moves during heat race competition, Eliason would move into second which was critical as his finish put him inside the Dash where the one pill put him on the pole of the six-lap showdown.

Battling Gio Scelzi in the opening stages, Eliason would muscle away to pick up the win where he would put the famed Roth Motorsports No. 83 entry on the front row of the 25-lap feature event.

When the race came to life, Scelzi would give Eliason fits just as he did in the Dash, but Eliason would get the best of his friend, and start to distance himself from the field as the track would begin to take rubber.

With Donny Schatz reeling in Eliason, Eliason would continue to keep him at bay until a yellow flag coming to the white negated Schatz’s bid for the lead.

Back underway, Eliason would handle business as he led the final two laps to collect his second series win and join the list of legendary winners at the historic facility.

Friday night also saw Eliason in action at Calistoga and after timing in sixth quickest, and finishing third in his heat race, Eliason would spin while running inside the Top-10 and end up finishing 16th.

A busy week of racing saw the team in action on Wednesday night at Placerville, CA where the team would use the momentum from a strong Gold Cup to score another Top-Five finish as Eliason and crew took the checkered flag in the fifth position.

“It was really a great week for us,” Eliason said. “We have been fast just about everywhere and it has been nice to get home and have some home cooking and run well in front of so many family friends. I know it means a lot to run well for the Roth family, and it means even more to them to run well in CA so hopefully we can keep this going.”

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

ON TAP: Eliason and Roth Motorsports return to action on October 13th in Hanford, CA for the Cotton Classic.

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

 

 

Big fields, big money on the line as Hockett/McMillin Memorial fires up Thursday at Lucas Oil Speedway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Lyndal Scranton (Lscranton755@gmail.com)

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 18, 2018) - With record car counts expected and big money on the line, one of the nation's elite open-wheel events of 2018 rolls into Lucas Oil Speedway this week for the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

The three-night event begins on Thursday and features the Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint Cars and POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints. Full programs for all the ASCS Winged Sprints are set for Thursday and Friday, paying $3,000 to win the features and helping set the field for Saturday's $10,000-to-win feature. Total purse for the ASCS cars is just over $60,000.

With a record number of pre-entries (78 as of Monday) already received for the POWRi WAR Sprints, the fields will be split with half running on Thursday and half on Friday. Drivers will be competing for points every single time they hit the track to gather points for Saturday, when the feature will pay $3,077. The features on Thursday and Friday will pay $1,377 to win.

"It's a big event on so many levels as top sprint-car drivers, in both the winged and wingless divisions, will chase the prestigious Hockett/McMiillin trophy," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "It's not only top-quality open-wheel racing, but a time to pay tribute to two of the icons of the sport in this part of the country. Jesse and Daniel impacted the sport in so many positive ways and it's an honor for us to recognize their contributions through this event."

Hockett, from Warsaw, Missouri, was a star in both the winged and non-winged sprint divisions when he lost his life in a shop accident in 2010. His cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, was killed in an automobile accident in 2006.

The Hockett/McMillin Memorial quickly grew into a major event. Last year, Sam Haftertepe of Sunnyvale, Texas, captured his first Hockett/McMillin victory and he again will be the man to beat. Haftertepe is leading the ASCS points in pursuit of a third straight series title, but is just 16 in front of Seth Bergman of Snohomish, Washington.

Blake Hahn is only 79 points removed from the top spot. Wayne Johnson holds fourth with Johnny Herrera working back into the top-five over the last couple events.

For the POWRi WAR Sprints, drivers will be competing for points every single time they hit the track on the preliminary nights. Group qualifying, heat races, qualifiers, and feature all will be opportunities to gather points by passing cars and/or finishing at the front. Total purse will exceed $40,000, the most ever for the Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

Eighteen-year-old Riley Kreisel of Warsaw leads the POWRi WAR points by 137 over Quinton Benson of Sweet Springs, Missouri with Ty Hulsey of Owasso, Oklahoma 198 behind Kreisel.

For more information on the series, includng full schedules and point standings, visit ASCSracing.com or POWRi.com.

Gates open at 4 p.m. each day. On Thursday and Friday, hot lap are scheduled for 6:15 p.m. with racing at 7:05. On Saturday, hot laps begin at 5:45 with racing at 6:35.

LIVE PD Watch Party: As if Saturday night's racing isn't enough, there will be a watch party for the popular reality television program "Live PD" with televisions throughout the facility tuned to the show. Members of the Greene County Sheriff's Office, including Corporal James Craigmyle and K-9 Lor, will be on hand and they will be on the midway prior to the races for a meet and greet with fans.

The hit show, which airs on the A&E Network on Friday and Saturday nights from 8-11 p.m., features law enforcement officers from across the country during their nighttime patrols. The Greene County Sheriff's office has been one of the agencies on the show since March with members like Craigmyle and K-9 Lor, plus Deputy Dustin Kendrick and K-9 Stark, becoming popular among viewers nationwide.

Admission prices (Thursday and Friday) Adults (16 and over) $20 Seniors (62 and over)/Military $17 Youth (6-15) $5 Kids (5-and-under) FREE Family Pass $40 Pit Pass $35 3-day pit pass $100

(Saturday) Adults (16 and over) $25 Seniors (62 and over)/Military $22 Youth (6-15) $10 Kids (5 and under) FREE Family Pass $50 Pit Pass $40 3-day pit pass $100

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.

CONTACT: Danny Lorton Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Office: (417) 282-5984 DLorton@lucasoilspeedway.com

 

 

ONE-OF-A-KIND: 37th 4-CROWN NATIONALS THIS WEEKEND AT ELDORA Nation’s Premier Open Wheel Superstars from All Disciplines Showcased in One Giant Event

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 18, 2018) – For the 37th time, the best open wheel racers from across the country will make the trip to Eldora Speedway’s famed high-banked, half-mile clay oval for the 4-Crown Nationals Weekend presented by NKT.tv.

Since its inaugural running, the United States Auto Club’s (USAC) National Midget Series, National Sprint Car Championship and Silver Crown Series have been three of the four crowns represented. Most recently, and again this Saturday night, the fourth crown will be the winged sprint cars of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 (ASCoC).

The weekend kicks off Friday night with the “Be4 The Crowns Showdown” featuring the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series. They will be joined by the championship event for the Eldora Stock Cars and qualifying time trials for the USAC Silver Crown Series.

The future stars of the sport will take part in the 4-Crown weekend at Eldora as well, as over 200 USAC .25 Midget competitors and their families are expected to compete on Little Eldora Speedway. Spectator admission to “Little E” is free for the weekend, with on-track action slated for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (as needed).

Fans who are unable to make the trip to Eldora Speedway for this weekend’s 4-Crown Nationals can watch Saturday’s racing action LIVE via an online streaming pay-per-view. Ordering information can be found by visiting http://live.eldoraspeedway.com/.

There is still camping available for this weekend’s 4-Crown Nationals, but fans are reminded that Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 are sold out. Free camping in Lot 5 may be affected by construction for the re-scheduled World 100 and is available on a first-come/first-served basis.

Eldora Village (located across State Route 118) can be reserved online or by phone through Thursday at 5:00 PM. After that, all spots will be sold upon arrival to the campgrounds. Northside Camp & Park will be utilized for all race team hauler staging for the weekend, including Friday night and Saturday afternoon, however, there will be some first-come/first-served camping available.

Hot Laps will begin at 6 p.m. both nights with racing at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.eldoraspeedway.com or by calling (937) 338-3815. Children aged 12 and under are admitted free to all general admission spectator areas.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Sweeps IRA Series Weekend at Clay County Fair Speedway and Deer Creek Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SPRING VALLEY, Minn. (Sept. 18, 2018) - Everything is running smoothly for Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen, who swept a pair of IRA Sprint Car Series shows last weekend to extend his podium streak to seven straight races since the Knoxville Nationals.

"The car has been super quick lately so that gives you confidence," he said. "I feel like the consistency has really built up in the last month."

The Muddy backed team nearly won every time they hit the track the entire weekend. Madsen set quick time during qualifying both nights. A runner-up result in a heat race on Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, was the only time Madsen didn't win last weekend.

However, the strong heat race performance led to a spot into the feature redraw. Madsen got a favorable draw by landing the pole position for the A Main and he capitalized by the end of the race.

"I screwed it up and dropped back quite a bit," he said. "I was back to about fourth. We battled back and had a good race with Terry McCarl. Once I got the lead I changed the line I was running. I was running the top at both ends. I switched to the bottom in turns three and four. Once I did that I checked out a little bit."

Madsen's victory gave the team even more momentum entering Saturday's show at Deer Creek Speedway. Once again, Madsen set quick time during qualifying and he maneuvered from fourth to win a heat race. This time he pulled the No. 5 during the feature redraw to line up fifth in the A Main.

"I think I was back to sixth at the start," he said. "I kept passing a car here and there. We ran in the middle in turns three and four and that's where we did most of our passing. The track was right around the wall. The car was good enough we could veer off and get good grip through the middle. You had to have a good race car to be able to do that. We had a lapped car spin in front of us. We made contact, but kept going. That was the closest call after we got the lead."

The two victories on the weekend give him seven this season and four in his last five races.

In other news, Big Game Motorsports is looking to add a crew member to the team for the remainder of this year with a potential future opportunity. A CDL is required. If interested and qualified call 602-370-5723.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 14 - Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (1).

Sept. 15 - Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS -

53 races, 7 wins, 24 top fives, 38 top 10s, 42 top 15s, 47 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

MUDDY -

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2018.

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Trenca Earns Top 10 During Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Opener

Inside Line Promotions - OHSWEKEN, Ontario, Canada (Sept. 18, 2018) - Joe Trenca posted his eighth top-10 result of the season last Friday during the opening round of the 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express at Ohsweken Speedway.

The Mucci Motorsports driver kicked off the action by maneuvering from seventh to fourth place in a heat race, which locked him into the ninth starting position for one of the twin A Mains.

"We were really good on Friday," he said. "I was really happy and comfortable in the car."

Trenca maintained a top-10 position throughout the race before ending ninth.

He carried that momentum into Saturday's finale. Trenca timed in seventh quickest in his group, which lined him up on the pole of a heat race.

"On Saturday we went 13.9 (seconds) and quick time overall was a 13.7," he said. "We were seventh in our group so that shows you how good our group was.

"I got into a deal on the first lap of the heat. I put myself in the wrong position. That cost me probably making the show. I just put myself in a bad position for about 10 seconds in that heat race. It's either going to pay off big time or it will hurt big time. I went to try to take the lead and hung myself in the slick. That was kind of it."

Trenca dropped to fifth on the opening lap of his heat race and he finished in that position to miss a lock-in spot into the main event by two positions. He then closed the night with a seventh-place run in a B Main.

"I felt good all weekend and we had good speed," he said. "I think it boiled down to that one situation in the heat race is what kept us out of making the A Main. That's just how racing goes sometimes."

Trenca will return to action this Saturday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., for the Outlaw Fall Nationals with the Patriot Sprint Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 14 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 9 (9).

Sept. 15 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 5 (1); B Main: 7 (5).

SEASON STATS -

27 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 8 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 22 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., for the Outlaw Fall Nationals with the Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

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"We're really excited to work with FK Rod Ends again this year," Trenca said. "They have an outstanding track record and we look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, Weld Wheels, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, Fast Axle, Wilwood Brakes, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Seals-It, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Tankersley Closing in on Third ASCS Gulf South Region Championship

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Sept. 18, 2018) - Channin Tankersley has an opportunity to accomplish a new feat in the near future as he's on the cusp of his third career ASCS Gulf South Region championship.

Tankersley, who won regional titles in 2014 and 2016, owns a 129-point lead in the championship standings entering the season finale this Saturday at Battleground Speedway.

"We've had a lot of success at Battleground over the years," he said. "I'm very comfortable and confident rolling in there. Hopefully we can put another win on the board."

Tankersley has won his last two starts at the track and he placed second during his only other race there this year.

"We've had a great car pretty much every time out this year," he said. "Not only have we been consistent, we've been fast. That gives us a ton of confidence knowing that night in and night out we can contend for wins."

Tankersley leads the region with eight podium finishes, including seven in a row, and nine top fives in 10 races. He also hasn't finished outside of the top 10 during a 360ci winged sprint car race this season.

Additionally, Tankersley leads the region with five feature victories. That is tied for his most earned in a single season.

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 5 wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to 4XL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Intra Services

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"Intra Services has been a proud partner for Old School Racing for a while," Tankersley said. "We look forward to visiting Victory Lane many times together."

Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Challenger Drilling, Blackfoot Electric, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Croft Claims Calistoga Lore During Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster Finale as Cole Macedo Clinches First Career Series Title

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Calistoga, CA, )- Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway, 18-year-old Cole Macedo became the 13th different driver to claim a Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster Series Championship when the green flag flew. With the finale still up for grabs though, Macedo would end up finishing second to Willie Croft who put on an absolute clinic en route to his first series win of the season.

With Croft and Macedo on the front row of the feature event, it would be a drag race into turn one on the slick ½ mile speedway with Croft getting the early nod. While Macedo was able to cross under Croft in turns one and two, the veteran wheel man would get the best of the freshly minted champion as he quickly opened up a sizeable lead.

Out front, Croft would continue to open his lead up lap after lap as Macedo ran in second with Dustin Freitas, and Colby Johnson fighting it out for the final position on the podium.

Getting into traffic, Croft would not be phased as he would be in cruise control out front working his way around the scenic ½ mile speedway. With Macedo continuing to run in second, and Freitas in third, Johnson would have to bow out of the race moving Tucker Worth up into the fourth spot.

When the 20 lapper came to an end, Croft would cap of an impressive night by claiming the win, and the checkered would waive at the right time as he would see his left rear go down as he slowed up getting into turn one on his cool down lap.

Macedo would settle for second and the title, as Freitas capped off a very impressive season for himself with a third place finish and second in the final series standings. Worth would finish fourth, and Calistoga’s own Mike Benson would round out the Top-Five.

Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway, Rico Abreu would kick the action off by setting fast time in qualifications, with Croft and Abreu winning heat races. Cole Macedo would win the Dash and lead the field to green as the pole sitter.

ON TAP: the 2018 season has come to a close.

2018 WINNERS: Justin Sanders (March 24th Marysville Raceway), Bud Kaeding (April 21st Thunderbowl Raceway), Steven Kent (May 5th Thunderbowl Raceway), Justin Sanders (May 26th Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (May 27th Silver Dollar Speedway), Colby Copeland (June 23rd Calistoga Speedway), Tanner Thorson (July 20th Ocean Speedway), Tanner Thorson (August 25th Ocean Speedway), Tim Kaeding (Sept. 5th Silver Dollar Speedway), Willie Croft (Sept. 15th Calistoga Speedway).

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints. For more information on Flowmaster, please visit www.flowmastermufflers.com.

 

 

Blake Carrick 10th at Spoon River

PETERSEN MEDIA: Fresh off of a pair of a pair of POWRi Top-10’s at Lake Ozark over the Labor Day Weekend, Blake Carrick returned to the seat of a potent Keith Kunz Midget in Illinois over the weekend where he would finish 11th on Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway, and 10th on Saturday night at Spoon River Speedway.

“It is an amazing opportunity each time I can get in a Keith Kunz Midget and learn,” Blake Carrick said. “The team is extremely knowledgeable and my teammates are great in helping me figure these cars out.”

Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway, the younger of the Carrick brothers would line his Walker Filtration/TRD/Spike Chassis entry up in the fourth row of his heat race.

Earning valuable passing points, Carrick would finish sixth which moved him into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the 14th starting position. On a racy track, Carrick would work his way towards the Top-10 where he would find himself battling fellow KKM drivers, Sam Johnson and Maria Cofer.

Able to get by Cofer, Carrick would end up just behind Johnson at the stripe as he capped his night with an 11th place finish.

Saturday night would see the scene shift to Spoon River Speedway where Carrick would draw well and line up on the front row of his heat race. Taking on some stiff competition, Carrick would slip back a little as he would finish in fifth which placed him in the 14th starting position for the feature event.

When the feature event rolled around, the California native would get to work as he began picking off cars on his way into the Top-10. Getting into the Top-10 late, Carrick would hold steady as he took the checkered flag in 10th giving him his fifth Top-10 finish aboard a midget in just his 12th start.

“It is great to run well and move forward against the caliber of drivers we race against,” Carrick said. “It is pretty cool that I get to work with Keith Kunz and his team, and am thankful to do this.”

Blake Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank Walker Performance Filtration, TRD, and Spike Chassis for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-12, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Carrick will shift gears this weekend as he heads back to California to pilot his sprint car on Friday and Saturday at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Blake Carrick by following him on Twitter @Blake_Carrick21 or @CarrickMotorsp1.

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Carrick Bags Pair of POWRi Podiums

PETERSEN MEDIA: Tanner Carrick has hit his stride over the summer of 2018 and has proven himself to a threat any given night. After taking on the World of Outlaws at Placerville Speedway on Wednesday night, Carrick rejoined the Keith Kunz Motorsports team over the weekend where he would flirt with wins on both Friday and Saturday night as he would finish second at Jacksonville Speedway before finishing third on Saturday at Spoon River Speedway.

“I had a rocket underneath me all weekend, and I owe it all to Keith, Pete, and the guys for all of their hard work,” Tanner Carrick said.

Taking on the POWRi Series on Friday night at Jacksonville Speedway, a tough draw would see the Lincoln, CA driver line the CVC/TRD/Spike Chassis up in the fourth row of his heat race.

Having a ton of confidence of late, Carrick would get his elbows up and use a heavy right foot to work his way forward and pick up an impressive win that would help put him on the pole for the feature event.

Looking for his third midget win of the season, Carrick would get off to a great start as he work jump out to the early lead and begin leaving the field in his wake as he looked to have the race well at hand.

The laps clicked off, and Carrick continued to look really good out front, until bad luck found him with just 10-circuits left. Running over some debris early in the race, Carrick’s left rear would eventually let go and force him to stop and go to the work area.

Restarting from the tail with just 10-markers left, the hot-shoe would thrill the crowd as he forged his way back through the field and found himself in second. Battling with KKM teammate, Logan Seavey, Carrick would just run out of time as he capped a very strong night with a second place finish.

Spoon River Speedway on Saturday night saw the youngster again get off to a strong start to his night as he would win his heat race from the second row and find himself in the third starting position for the feature event.

Looking for redemption from Friday night, Carrick continued to put on a show as he jumped up into the lead and again looked extremely tough to beat early in the race.

Leading the way for 16 laps, Carrick would slip off the track in turn three and fall all the way back to fifth. Staying composed, he would get his elbows up and rally to score another podium as he finished in the third position.

“We had a great shot to win both nights, and as a team and a driver that is what you want,” Carrick said. “We will keep digging, and getting faster and hopefully stay in the hunt for wins.”

Wednesday night saw Carrick in action in his native California where he would take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Placerville Speedway.

Timing the CVC backed No. 83T entry 16th quickest in qualifying time trials, an eventful heat race would see Carrick get caught up in someone else’s mess and get upside down in a big way.

In the pit area, Carrick’s crew would work hard to get the car ready for the ‘B’ Main and they would be successful, as Carrick would make the call. When the race came to life, bad luck would find him again as a broken driver line on the first lap forced him into the infield ending his night.

“Unfortunately Wednesday night we had bad luck in our heat race and we ended up flipping,” Carrick said. “My guys did a heck of a job getting us back out for the ‘B’, but a part failure on lap one ended our night. I really have to thank everyone who helped us thrash.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank CVC, TRD, Spike Chassis, Cemex, Arai, and Shell Shock for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-32, Wins-2, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-21

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will remain in the Midwest this week as he will be in action with the USAC National Midget Series on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Tanner Carrick by following him on Twitter @Carrick_Tanner or @CarrickMotorsp1.

 

 

Brian Brown Scores Podium Finish During All Star Show at Selinsgrove

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (Sept. 17, 2018) - Brian Brown put himself in position to battle for feature victories last weekend in Central Pennsylvania.

Brown opened the weekend on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, where he qualified second quickest and gained a position to finish third in a heat race. He then lined up fifth for the A Main.

"We were quickest hot lapping and second quick in qualifying," he said. "I felt like we'd have a decent shot in the feature. Chad and Michael did a good job of coming up with a game plan. It's such a unique track in the way it's configured. Trying to get me to realize it's not going to feel like we're at Knoxville is part of it. We have to get the car the best we can. It's a driver's track. You have to drive different than other places in the country. I think we're gaining on it."

Unfortunately, Mother Nature intervened and the feature rained out right after it started.

Brown then headed to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday for the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open, which he won last year. This time Brown qualified second quickest to kick off the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions show. He then advanced a position to finish second in a heat race before maneuvering from third to second in a dash.

"We hit the ground running last year and this year was no different," he said. "The track fits my driving style. Sometimes when you're that good in the dash you don't make as many adjustments in the feature. We felt like our car was really, really good in the dash. I think that's maybe why we missed it a little in the feature. We didn't want to make too many changes and hurt our chances."

Brown lined up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"I got a really good start and got the lead and slid across," he said. "Ryan (Smith) was able to drive back underneath me. The first 10 or 15 laps I was maintaining the same pace. Once we got to traffic I thought it'd depend on how we got through there. I started moving around trying to find a little extra. That allowed Freddie Rahmer to get a run and pass me. One lap later the caution came out. With these cars it's a huge difference in running second or third. When that yellow came out that hurt my chances to win. Those guys had a good race side by side for a few laps after that. Overall, we ended up third and we were running comparable times to those guys in the end so that was a positive."

Brown is scheduled to resume competition this Thursday at BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa. He will then race on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway, which will hold the make-up feature from last Friday's rainout along with a full program, before the weekend concludes on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the 5th annual Dirt Classic.

"We're looking forward to it," he said. "I felt like we were good enough to win last year at BAPS Motor Speedway. Getting two more shots at Williams Grove will be great as well. Lincoln is a wild card for us. We went there last year and were pretty good early, but not as good as we needed come feature-time."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 14 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: Rained Out (5).

Sept. 15 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS -

52 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 28 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa.; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the 5th annual Dirt Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

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"We've been very fortunate to work with great partners like Winters Performance Products," Brown said. "They make all of our rear ends. We're lucky to have a good partner that builds a good quality piece that puts our 900 horsepower to the ground."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, J.D. Welding & Machine, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

 

Swindell Produces Top-10 Finish During Pavement Midget Race in New Hampshire

Inside Line Promotions - WINCHESTER, N.H. (Sept. 17, 2018) - Sammy Swindell earned another top-10 result while piloting a pavement midget on Saturday at Monadnock Speedway.

The NorthEastern Midget Association event was moved from a track in Connecticut to Monadnock Speedway, where Swindell made his first-ever visit during his third career race for Bertrand Motorsports.

The event was handicapped, meaning Swindell had to start near the rear of both a heat race and the main event. He maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in a heat race and from ninth to seventh place in the main event, marking his third top 10 in as many starts in a pavement midget.

"They were having trouble with most their cars being tight," he said. "We made changes all day and got the car a whole lot better. I couldn't cut off the corner. It was hard to pass anybody. It was a quarter-mile track and it was really bumpy. It was probably some track they built in the 1700s.

"I learned how far sideways I can get it. I never lost it, but I had it way around a few times. I could take it to the edge of the grip. We keep learning every time we get in one of these. I want to thank Tim Bertrand and his team for having us again."

Swindell returns to a familiar winged sprint car this weekend when he and car owner A.G. Rains head to Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com. The three-day event, which Swindell won the first two nights of last year, kicks off on Thursday.

"We've always run good there and the things that are going for us now are a lot better," he said. "We've got the cars better and motors better and they were already good. The only thing that could hurt us is getting involved in something we can't avoid. As long as we can come close to our average we'll be right up front."

Swindell is tied for the ASCS National Tour lead with five feature victories in limited starts with the series. He also has 12 top fives - tied for the third most - in 15 features.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 15 - Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 7 (9).

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 32 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

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"I've run some of the High Performance Lubricants products and the product we put in the rear end and the steering made it run cooler," Swindell said. "We did a bunch of oil analysis before and after and found some great things using High Performance Lubricants."

Swindell would also like to thank ACME Graphix & Design, Whitacre Glass, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, CP Pistons, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, South Bay Partners, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Searching for a Little Luck Following Frustrating Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (Sept. 17, 2018) - Mother Nature and misfortune have been cruel to Trey Starks recently.

"It's been a frustrating last couple of weeks," he said. "When we've been fast we've had an issue or a rainout. We haven't got to execute a night lately. We've had speed. It's a shame we haven't got to showcase it.

"We had a mechanical failure and a rainout two weeks ago. This weekend it was the other way around with a rainout and a mechanical failure. We just have to put this bad luck behind us. We have some big weekends and big races coming up. We have a lot of good racing left to do."

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver was strong throughout last Friday's event at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. He qualified sixth quickest and placed second in a heat race before lining up eighth in the A Main. Unfortunately, rain washed out the race just after it was started.

Starks ran into bad luck the following night at Selinsgrove Speedway, which hosted an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions race. Starks qualified 10th quickest overall and third in his group. He was running second - in a dash position - midway through the heat race when a mechanical problem sidelined the team for the remainder of the night.

This weekend presents a new challenge with four features in three nights. The action begins on Thursday at BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa. Williams Grove Speedway will have the make-up feature that rained out from last Friday along with a full program this Friday before the weekend wraps up on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the 5 th annual Dirt Classic.

"It's a good opportunity for some racing with four features coming up," Starks said. "That's a lot of racing to do in one weekend. We're up for it. Everyone has a positive attitude. If we do everything we're supposed to I think we'll have a successful weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 14 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: Rained Out (8).

Sept. 15 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: DNF (2); B Main: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

64 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at BAPS Motor Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa.; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the 5th annual Dirt Classic

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

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

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

 

 

Sides Motorsports Picks Up Top Five During 49er Gold Rush Classic

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2018) - The highlight for last week's World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action in California came on Wednesday at Placerville Speedway during the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA.

Tim Kaeding made his final start of the season in a Sides Motorsports entry. He qualified 24th quickest before advancing from sixth to third place in a heat race, which missed a spot into the dash by only one position. Kaeding capped the event by rallying from 10th to fourth place in the feature.

"He's really good," Sides Motorsports Owner Jason Sides said. "He gets everything he can out of it. I don't know if it's like the fuel load burns off and he gets better toward the end, but it seems like he always comes on late."

Sides also competed that night, qualifying 26th quickest and advancing from seventh to fifth place in a heat race before the night ended with a 21st-place result in the A Main.

"We got caught up in a crash in the heat race, but kept it going," he said. "We fixed the top wing and some other stuff before the feature, but we didn't catch that one of the shocks was bent. When I went to get into turns three and four it spun out in the first lap or two. The rest of the time it wouldn't get into the corners like it needed to. Come to find out the shaft was bent on the shock."

Sides then ventured to Calistoga Speedway for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. The doubleheader featured nearly identical results as Sides qualified 16th quickest and placed sixth in a heat race each night. He then finished 20th in the A Main on Friday and 21 st on Saturday.

"We tried totally different setups for both nights," he said. "We weren't tight enough both nights. When the rubber came in we were really good, but by then it was too late. We weren't tight enough early to get ourselves in position for when the rubber came in."

Sides is in the process of heading east to resume competition with the World of Outlaws, which race on Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during the BeFour the Crowns Showdown and on Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., during the Commonwealth Clash.

"Just to get back on some regular sized, decent tracks will be good," he said. "I'm looking forward to getting some of these races in and hopefully we can have some decent runs to end the season on a positive note."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 12 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. (Sides) - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 21 (16).

Sept. 12 - Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif. (Kaeding) - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 4 (10).

Sept. 14 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 20 (16).

Sept. 15 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 21 (16).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

72 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 13 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 56 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown and Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Commonwealth Clash with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Ties Career-Best World of Outlaws Result

Inside Line Promotions - CALISTOGA, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi enjoyed another successful outing during a rare doubleheader in his family owned sprint car last weekend.

Scelzi piloted the No. 41s on Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway, which welcomed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown.

"It was a pretty eventful weekend," he said. "We ran one car Friday night. I wasn't comfortable all night. I qualified okay, but had a mediocre heat race and main event. We struggled with the nose being light. We changed race cars for Saturday and went to a different wheel base. We were 100 times better."

Scelzi qualified seventh quickest and placed fourth in a heat race on Friday before he capped the night by advancing a position to finish ninth in the A Main. It marked his third career top 10 with the series. Here is a link to watch the main event: https://youtu.be/Qeo248SwHno.

The team hustled to swap cars for Saturday and the effort paid off as Scelzi timed in fifth quickest in qualifying despite being the last car out. He then won a heat race before finishing second in the dash to line up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"We qualified well and had a good heat and dash," he said. "The game plan was if I got the lead, great and try to control the race. If not run second and try to pounce when the car changes or in traffic. I didn't catch traffic at a good time. That let Donny (Schatz) and later (Logan) Schuchart get by me. On the last restart I slid Schuchart and didn't clear him, which allowed Brad Sweet to get by so I lost fourth at the end. I felt like the car was good enough to win. It was a learning night."

Scelzi's fifth-place result tied his career-best run with the World of Outlaws. Here is a link to watch the race: https://youtu.be/RLhoGKPxJf8.

"I felt like I was really aggressive throughout the whole weekend," he said. "I saw some progression with my driving."

This weekend's plan is to be determined.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 14 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 9 (10).

Sept. 15 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 5 (2).

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 2 wins, 15 top fives, 23 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 38 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

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

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

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Hosting Sprint Car Season Finale This Friday and Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 17, 2018) - This weekend will offer the final time for sprint cars to be watched this season at Jackson Motorplex, which hosts the SeaFoam Motor Treatment Open Wheel Nationals presented by Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel.

The 4/10-mile oval will showcase the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc as well as IMCA vintage cars on Friday and Saturday. Both nights will be complete shows for the classes.

There are some bonuses on the line as well as a strong payout. The Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids feature winner on Friday nets $500 and a right rear tire courtesy of SeaFoam Motor Treatment and Saturday's winner earns $2,000 plus a right rear tire.

The NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc feature pays $400 to win on Friday and $1,000 to win on Saturday.

Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will qualify both nights with fast time netting $250, second quickest receiving $150 and third quickest $100 courtesy of Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel.

Additionally, the MPI Hard Charger (the most combined A Main cars passed during both nights) in the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids division will receive a new MPI steering wheel and the MPI Hard Charger in the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc class will be awarded a $25 gift certificate to MPI.

The pits open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m. with racing to follow both nights.

Adult tickets are $10 on Friday and $20 on Saturday and tickets for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old are $5 on Friday and $10 on Saturday. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get into the main grandstands for free. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children ages 12-years-old and younger each night.

South Dakota residents with valid identification will receive free admission into the race on Friday.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday during the SeaFoam Motor Treatment Open Wheel Nationals presented by Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel featuring Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

RacinBoys Welcoming Busy Weekend of Broadcasting Multiple Races

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 17, 2018) - A handful of races will be broadcast via live audio this weekend by RacinBoys.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com ventures to Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial Thursday through Saturday. RacinBoys will provide free live audio of the action from hot laps through Victory Lane each night and premium website members will receive free video during each A Main.

Additionally, the Outlaw Nationals at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla., on Friday and Saturday will be broadcast with live audio as a perk of being a premium member.

A RacinBoys premium membership encompasses all content, including live A Main video from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races, special highlight videos and live audio broadcasts of events for the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by MyRacePass, the ASCS Red River Region, the ASCS Warrior Region, the United Rebel Sprint Car Series, the Northwest Focus Midgets Series and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.

The cost is only $6.50 per month or $50 per year.

RacinBoys is also down to its final two weeks of hosting PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group , which is a free, live show each weekend that covers short-track racing competition around the country.

The show, which airs each Friday and Saturday evening on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races across the country.

Follow the RacinBoys social media accounts for updated times of when to tune in on both Friday and Saturday night.

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McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

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RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

Nor-Cal Posse Shootout at Placerville Speedway to feature elevated purse

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – September 17, 2018…With the biggest two-night event of the season on tap at Placerville Speedway we are pleased to announce that the “Nor-Cal Posse Shootout” will showcase an elevated purse thanks to multiple supporters.

Opening night this Friday will award $4,000-to-win thanks to extra support from Elk Grove Ford. If a full-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour team wins the main event they will walk away with $4,500 with the Kyle Larson Racing bonus money factored in. With it being an SCCT event the Friday payout has been increased from last season and will pay $400-to-start the feature.

On Saturday the A-main will pay a stellar $7,000-to-win; $5,000 for second; $3,000 for third and a minimum of $500-to-start. If a full-time SCCT team wins the feature they’ll go home with $7,500.

Along with Elk Grove Ford, long-time Placerville Speedway partner Thompson’s Auto Group has also lent gracious support to the “Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.” Both Elk Grove Ford and Thompson’s Auto Group are important sponsors of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and Placerville Speedway. If you are in the market for a new or used vehicle be sure and support these companies.

Both Elk Grove Ford and Thompson’s Auto Group have been a large part of our sport and we hope all fans and racers will think about them if they are looking to purchase a vehicle. Visit them online at https://www.elkgroveford.com/ and https://www.thompsonsauto.com/

Placerville Speedway weekly partner Capital Ace Hardware has also come on board to lend their support to the “Nor-Cal Posse Shootout.” If you are in the Sacramento area be sure and support them. Visit them at http://www.capitolace.com/ or at 1815 I Street in Sacramento, CA. Each night will be separate point paying events for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards.

Plenty of camping will be available on the fairgrounds and a post-race party will be held after Friday’s action, featuring live music and tacos/drinks for sale.

Adult tickets for this Friday September 21 will cost $20, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $15, children 6-11 are $6, kids five and under are free! Tickets can also be purchased online by clicking https://www.universe.com/events/2018-norcal-posse-shootout-night-1-tickets-placerville-8LVHMY

Adult tickets for this Saturday September 22 cost $22, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $18, children 6-11 are $6, kids five and under are free! Tickets can also be purchased online by clicking https://www.universe.com/events/2018-norcal-posse-shootout-night-2-tickets-placerville-QCPKNG

Seating is general admission, except for the reserved season ticket holders, whose seats are marked in the grandstands.

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm each night. A happy hour will be offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, qualifying and racing will follow. Live music during happy hour will be performed by Sam Peter and the Village.

Following the shootout, the season will be capped on September 29 with the MLM Motorsports Tractor-Truck Pulls.

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 Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Auto Group, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Beef’N’Brew, Capital Ace Hardware, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Campora Propane, Davies Family Inn, High Sierra Industries, Poor Reds BBQ, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, Riebies Auto Parts, Shadow Ridge Ranch, The Critter Getter, Foothill Tree Service, Mountain Democrat, Union Bank, Windfall Media, Arnolds for Awards, and Sierra Arbor Worx.

Join over 10,600 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2018 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The 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 2018 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Remaining events at Placerville Speedway:

Friday September 21: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout Saturday September 22: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout

 

 

STEWART ROUNDS OUT THE SECOND WEST COAST SWING WITH A DUO OF TOP-10 FINISHES

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 17, 2018) - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series wrapped up their second and final west coast swing of the season this weekend at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway. The Kyle Larson Racing team and Shane Stewart competed in two nights of racing at the scenic half-mile circuit and earned two top-10 finishes.

Friday night Stewart qualified eighth and advanced one position in his heat race to finish second and advance to the Sears Craftsman Dash. Stewart's daughter, Nixon, drew the 2 wrench and the Bixby, Okla., native lined up on the outside of the front row of the dash and finished fifth. He started the 25-lap feature from the inside of row three and finished seventh.

The following night, Stewart qualified 10th and gained a position in his heat race to finish third. He lined up seventh and ran in the sixth spot for most of the race as the track took rubber about halfway through. With two laps remaining, the caution was displayed. Stewart slipped two positions on the green-white-checkered restart as a result of having a tire slowly losing pressure under the caution, finishing eighth.

"It's a bummer the track took rubber at the end there both nights," said Stewart. "I felt like I had a really good car Saturday night, I just wish our finish would have shown that, but that flat tire at the end killed my restart. I think we found a good package and hopefully it'll work well at some of the big tracks we've got coming up."

The KLR team makes the long haul back east and will be back on track Friday at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the BeFour the Crowns Showdown followed up by the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Penn., on Saturday. For ticket information for both races, please visit www.woosprint.com.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Calistoga Speedway DATE: September 14, 2018 QUALIFYING: 8th HEAT RACE: 2nd DASH STARTING POSITION: 2nd DASH FINISH: 5th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 11th FEATURE FINISH: 10th

TRACK: Calistoga Speedway DATE: September 15, 2018 QUALIFYING: 10th HEAT RACE: 3rd DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 7th FEATURE FINISH: 8th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 64 WINS: 1 TOP-FIVES: 16 TOP-10s: 42 SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/KLRteam Twitter: @KLRteam Instagram: @klr_team

 

 

Smoke hard charges at Outlaw Speedway with All Stars

Date: Friday, September 14th Event: All Stars at Outlaw Speedway Series: Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Track: Outlaw Speedway (Dundee, N.Y.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 6th (14th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 17, 2018) - Smoke’s return to Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 showed promise.

Although the evening started out not so stellar for the former three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, qualifying fifth in his respective time trial group before finishing fifth during heat race action, Tony Stewart made the best of his situation and rebounded big during the 30-lap main event. Forced to start 14th, Stewart climbed through the field in a hurry, capturing MSD Performance Hard Charger Award honors on his way to a sixth place finish. It was Smoke’s 14th top-ten finish of the 2018 season against the All Star Circuit of Champions.

“We enjoy visiting Outlaw Speedway. It’s a fun, little place that usually boasts some really good racing. Hopefully we get an opportunity to return in the near-future,” Tony Stewart said, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 14 sprint car. “We’ve been working hard to improve our program. I’m not sure what our schedule has in store next, but the year is coming to a close quickly. We’ll do what we can to get back up front.”

Tony Stewart’s upcoming open wheel schedule remains uncertain. Fans are encouraged to stay alert via Tony Stewart Racing’s social media outlets for continuing schedule updates.

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

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

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

2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru September 17, 2018) Total Races: 59 Total Wins: 2 Total Top-5s: 21 Total Top-10s: 32

 

 

Rico Abreu earns pair of top-ten finishes at Calistoga

Date: Wednesday, September 12th Event: 49er Gold Rush Classic Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Placerville Speedway (Placerville, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 18th (1st)

Date: Friday, September 14th Event: Wine Country Outlaw Showdown Night #1 Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Calistoga Speedway (Calistoga, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (2nd)

Date: Saturday, September 15th Event: Wine Country Outlaw Showdown Night #2 Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Calistoga Speedway (Calistoga, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 10th (12th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (September 17, 2018) - Ending a stretch of competition that lasted nearly one month with the Greatest Show On Dirt, Rico Abreu concluded his trek north and west with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series with three events in four days, first tackling the bullring that is Placerville Speedway, followed by two, complete nights of action at the big half-mile at Calistoga Speedway. The nearby St. Helena, Calif., native was two laps away from finishing the weekend three for three in the top-ten column, only to be denied by a steering issue during action on Wednesday.

Although scored 18th during 49er Gold Rush Classic action at Placerville Speedway on Wednesday, September 12, Abreu was well on his way to another World of Outlaws podium finish, potentially a trip to victory lane, when steering issues as the result of contact in the closing circuits forced Abreu to retire before the main event was completed.

Abreu led the first seven circuits before losing the top spot to eventual winner, Brad Sweet.

Rebounding in a big way, Abreu returned to action with the World of Outlaws on Friday and Saturday, September 14 & 15, for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway. Two nights of competition resulted in back-to-back top-ten finishes for the Rico Abreu Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Rhino Wipe/Alpinestars/Lucas Oil Products/Priority Aviation/No. 24 entry, actually kicking-off the weekend with a third place finish on Friday, followed by a tenth place finish on Saturday. Abreu started second and 12th, respectively.

“It was a solid weekend for our team. I felt like I may have let them down on Wednesday at Placerville, but we bounced back and earn two, great finishes on Friday and Saturday at Calistoga. That place is pretty special to me. It’s not too far from where I live so we have a lot of people there supporting us,” Rico Abreu explained, who has amassed two World of Outlaws victories thus far in 2018. “Overall, I think we had a very productive West Coast Swing with the World of Outlaws. It felt great to spend a few days at home with my family. Now we can begin making the long journey back to the East Coast.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing will now make the journey back across the country and set their aim for the Buckeye State, ready to rejoin the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and All Star Circuit of Champions during back-to-back events at Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 21 & 22. Dubbed the 4-Crown Nationals, the Greatest Show On Dirt will activate the two-day blockbuster at The Big E with action on Friday. The All Star Circuit of Champions will takeover on Saturday.

In addition, Rico Abreu will pilot a midget during the USAC National Midget Series portion of the 4-Crown Nationals program on Saturday evening.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks.

Rico Abreu: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/

2018 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru September 17, 2018) Total Races: 68 Total Wins: 2 Total Top-5s: 10 Total Top-10s: 28 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

TWO NIGHTS OF RACING TO CLOSE OUT WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S SEASON; FINAL POINTS RACE FOR OHIO VALLEY SPRINTS ON SATURDAY

Monday, September 17, 2018
Orrville, Ohio
By Mike Swanger
​ The final week-end of racing is set for Friday and Saturday, September 21st & 22nd at NAPA Jani Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway with the 6th annual Ohio Dirt Blow Out presented by the Kar Connection. The Friday night portion of the racing action will see complete programs of the Kar Connection Super Late Models ($1,000 to win), the CorBon Super Stocks ($500 to win), the Modifieds ($500 to win), and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks ($200 to win). The Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks will also be wrapping up their 'Summer Series' points races with their features. The top three drivers in the 'Summer Series' points of each class will pocket bonus money. For the Aamco Transmission Super Stocks, Jordan James and Dustin Daugherty are tied for the points lead with 121 points with Brandon Craver one point behind them while in the Mini Stock 'Summer Series' has Brad Hensel with a 5 point advantage over Cory Staley with Doug Hensel another 5 points behind Staley.
After all the regular racing is done on Friday night, it will be a Never Ever Won (NEW) for the Super Late Models which consists of drivers that have never won a Super Late Model feature in their racing career as that will be a 15 lap race.
The racing will then continue on with a Mechanic's race and a Powder Puff. After all the racing, there will be a Chicken BBQ for the first 400 people. General Admission will be $10 while pit passes will be $30 on Friday.
The Saturday night action will see the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association in for their 4th race of the season at 'Orrville's Historic Oval' and their final points race of the season with Dave Dickson holding a 3 point edge over Jason Dolick. Jordan Harble, who is third in the points, has already won the Briscoe Run Land Surveying Rookie of the Year for the traveling series. Winning the earlier OVSCA features have been D J Foos, Andrew Palker and Danny Mumaw. The 25 lap feature will once again pay $3,000 to win.
All four of the Friday night class' of cars will also be back for a full program of racing on Saturday night with more dollars up to win as the Kar Connection Super Late Models will be after the $2,000 top money while the CorBon Super Stocks and the Modifieds will see $1,000 to win their features and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks winner will take home $350
In the previous five Ohio Dirt Blow Out's, no Sprint driver has repeated as a winner with Jac Haudenschild, Dean Jacobs, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw and Andrew Palker the winners. Doug Drown has posted two wins (2013 & 2017) in the Super Late Models with Ryan Markham, Randy Scott and Robbie Scott also finding victory lane. Bob Daugherty has parked in the Summit Racing victory lane twice (2014 & 2016) while Paul Holmes, Brandon Gardner and Kyle Moore the other Super Stock winners. In the Mini Stock winners circle for the ODB have been Brad Hensel twice (2014 & 2016), Jason Shaw, Gary Hensel Jr. and Wes Staley. This will be the Modifieds third time competing in the season ending event as John Burdette won in '13 and Kyle Stickler grabbed the checkered flag the next year.
Gates will open at 3 pm on Saturday with general admission $20 and pit passes $35.
For more info, go to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com or at facebook/waynecountyspeedway

 

 

THE GRAYSON COUNTY SPEEDWAY SPRINT CAR BANDITS EVENT HAS BEEN **POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND** DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

TEXOMA 360C.I. SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS COMING to RACIN’ GRAYSON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd! Just 40 Minutes N.E. of McKinney!

Bells, TX ( 09/15/18 ) by DarinShort.com. The newly renovated Grayson County Speedway (GCS) near Bells, Texas (approximately 35 miles NE of McKinney) is a racy ¼ mile bullring, as evidenced by the Sprint Car Bandits® series events held there last September and this May, with 3- and even 4-wide sprint car racing.

Race fans and teams can look forward to more excitement Saturday, September 22nd, when the winged sprint cars of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits return to GCS with the running of the Texoma 360C.I. Sprint Championships. This is the next scheduled Series event. As was the case in both previous SCB events, make sure to get there in time to grab the seat you want...as they will be going fast on race night. The first green flag is set to wave at 8pm.

The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 15th, but has been postponed until Saturday, September 22nd due to inclement weather. The schedule, format and all other prepublicized event components will remain the same.

There have been 13 different Sprint Car Bandits feature winners in 2018 in the first 15 completed events. A total of 106 race teams from 9 states have earned series points across the 11 SCB series racetracks...so it's anyone's guess as to who could pick up the win at GCS!

MOW TIME of Farmersville will be presenting the Sprint Car Bandits MOST POPULAR DRIVER award…as voted on by your fellow SCB drivers!

Here’s how it will work: When drivers sign in their SCB car Saturday September 22nd, they will write down their pick for the Most Popular SCB driver, and during the drivers meeting we’ll announce the winner! Drivers can pick from any SCB team in the pit area that night (except for themselves).

THANKS to MOW TIME and Lynn McCrary (owner/father of the 13m Chance McCrary) for sponsoring this award, which will include a commemorative plaque and $100 cash. Draw cutoff this Saturday is at 6:30pm with drivers meeting at 6:45pm.

For commercial mowing services in the Farmersville and surrounding area, please visit with Lynn at the track or by calling (972) 784-6520.

Grayson County Speedway is located at 171 Busby Lane Bells, Texas 75414. Click www.GCSracing.com for complete track details. You can also email Mark@GCSracing.com or call (903) 892-3157 if you need additional information. Visit www.facebook.com/graysoncountyspeedway for the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more.

Gates open at 5pm on race day, Saturday September 22nd, with racing at 8pm. Grayson County Speedway divisions will round out the full night of racing; including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, I-Stock, Factory and Economy classes. The SCB are slated to run 2nd or 3rd division out, as in the past two events.

Standard SCB posted rules and purse structure are in effect. No entry fee or series membership fee; $15 draw-in fee (draw cutoff 6:30, drivers meeting 6:45). Sprint car teams not familiar with SCB series rules or structures should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules and procedures information.

Note all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (360 or under) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All SCB legal teams will compete for the same posted purse regardless of C.I. displacement (360 or under).

We also highly encourage drivers that have yet to compete in our series to visit with any of the teams that have. It takes just minutes to make a typical winged sprint car SCB rules compliant.

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

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact dssm493@yahoo.com . There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

The 2019 schedule is in the works right now, so if you're a track promoter wishing to book a SCB event for 2019, please contact the series to get your date, as the schedule is already filling up fast.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits

The final 2018 SCB event will be held at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, September 29th with the running of the Sprint Car Bandits Series Championship, paying $2,000 to win and $300 to start. There will also be a closed pre-race meeting for SCB owners and drivers (only) at 5pm in the LSS Terrace at 5pm to roll out 2019 SCB initiatives, so if you are a SCB driver or owner, you will not want to miss this meeting!

Please make plans to join us for this Sprint Car Bandits series event at Grayson County Speedway Saturday September 22nd with the running of the Texoma 360C.I. Sprint Championships - it's certain to be another wild night of winged Sprint Car racin’ on the ¼ mile bullring!

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Points, top 30 - as of 8/30/18. 13 different feature winners in 15 events. There have been 106 drivers competing in the series from 9 states across 11 different SCB series tracks:

Position Driver City, State Car# Total Points

1 Colby Estes Mansfield, TX 72 2149

2 Michael Day Farmersville, TX 2 1551

3 Claud Estes III Godley, TX 74E 1482

4 Dalton Stevens Scurry, TX 99X 1338

5 Scott Evans Rhome, TX 118 1319

6 Chance McCrary Farmersville, TX 13M 1242

7 Dale Wester Ovilla, TX 12W 1073

8 Junior Jenkins Greenville, TX 23J 839

9 Tyson Hall Diana, TX 5X 804

10 Danny Jennings Norman, OK 1J 765

11 Kyle Jones Kennedale, TX 04 740

12 Michael Lang Mesquite, TX 14 735

13 Gary Floyd San Angelo, TX 58 723

14 DJ Estes Burleson, TX 74 707

15 Ryan Hall Midlothian, TX 79V 697

16 JD Johnson Wichita, KS 98 695

17 Don Droud, Jr Lincoln, NE 1X 691

18 Jeremy Campbell Goddard, KS 10C 677

19 Fred Mattox Drumright, OK 26M 660

20 Jeff Stasa Kingman, KS 91 653

21 Jake Greider Haysville, KS 20G 640

22 Ray Seemann Jetmore, KS 88 631

23 JR Topper St Joseph, MO 92J 618

24 Jason Howell Keller, TX 44 608

25 Brad Wesp Galveston, TX 9TX 605

26 Kaden Taylor Forgan, OK 6 594

27 Britney Bryant Granbury, TX 99B 540

28 Rod Craddock Alvin, TX 7R 539

29 Chad Wilson North Richland Hills, TX 20 470

30 Christian Kinnison Denton, TX 82C 446

 

 

DCRP Title Chases – The Final Night!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 14, 2018) – The time has come to settle it all at Dodge City Raceway Park.

The 2018 championship points battles boil down to Saturday night’s Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

The event that fires off at 7:00 p.m. includes a full card of Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars versus the United Rebel Sprint Series along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

While several championships remain up for grabs, positions throughout the top ten of each division are still in question.

Leading the way into Saturday’s card are Steven Richardson, Nick Link, Jeff Kaup, Dusty Witthuhn and Reagan Sellard.

A look at this year’s championship chases…

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Liberal’s Steven Richardson can secure the crown with a top-five finish on Saturday night. But, if he falters at all, Dodge City’s Brian Herbert could be there to pounce on the championship opportunity with a strong night. The battle for third is a tight one as well with only 36 points separating the quartet of Koby Walters, Ray Seemann, Jordan Knight and Tyler Knight.

Feature Winners: Taylor Velasquez 2, Luke Cranston 1, Brian Herbert 1, J.D. Johnson 1, Jake Martens 1, Steven Richardson 1, Koby Walters 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Steven Richardson 1,139, 2. Brian Herbert 1,122, 3. Koby Walters 1,077, 4. Ray Seemann 1,059, 5. Jordan Knight 1,050, 6. Tyler Knight 1,041, 7. Taylor Velasquez 1,007, 8. Kris Moore 982, 9. Ross Essenburg 958, 10. Luke Cranston 925.

IMCA Modifieds:

Rolla’s Nick Link can put away his second track title in three years with a finish of seventh or better on Saturday, though Kevin Gray and William Nusser are both lurking in the shadows with a chance to snare the title if Link misses out on a good night.

Feature Winners: Clay Sellard 3, Brendon Gemmill 2, Kevin Gray 1, Nick Link 1, Todd Shute 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Nick Link 1,109, 2. Kevin Gray 1,087, 3. William Nusser 1,076, 4. Kale Beavers 1,058, 5. Jack Kirchoff 1,052, 6. Joel Lane 965, 7. Tom Beavers 952, 8. Jesse Smith 891, 9. Clay Sellard 850, 10. Jesse Hoskins 733.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Woodward’s Jeff Kaup has secured his fifth track championship in six years but it’s pure chaos in his wake. While Bart Baker has a semi-firm hold on second, just one point separates Jarett Lunow and Brian May in the battle for third while only 20 points is the difference between the trio of Alex Wiens, Kyle Wiens and Daylon Bergeron in the fight for fifth.

Feature Winners: Robert Elliott 2, Jeff Kaup 2, Mike Roach 2, Daylon Bergeron 1, Brandon Kenney 1, Jarett Lunow 1, Freddy McCoy 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup 1,503, 2. Bart Baker 1,334, 3. Jarett Lunow 1,301, 4. Brian May 1,300, 5. Alex Wiens 1,280, 6. Kyle Wiens 1,269, 7. Daylon Bergeron 1,260, 8. Kohl Ricke 1,050, 9. Freddy McCoy 1,044, 10. Brad Johnson 1,042.

IMCA Stock Cars:

The Stock Car chase hangs in the balance as well, with Bazine’s Dusty Witthuhn able to put it away for keeps with a finish of ninth or better. Chris Oliver could capitalize if Witthuhn stumbles while just a dozen points separate Marlin Hogie and Tyler Walker in the scrum for third.

Feature Winners: Angel Munoz 3, Troy Burkhart 2, Dusty Witthuhn 2, Landon Maddox 1, Shannon Maughlin 1, Chris Oliver 1, Tyler Tipton 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Dusty Witthuhn 1,574, 2. Chris Oliver 1,554, 3. Marlin Hogie 1,337, 4. Tyler Walker 1,325, 5. Shannon Maughlin 1,284, 6. Ondre Rexford 1,247, 7. Gregg Schell 1,026, 8. Troy Burkhart 851, 9. Donald Kaup 783, 10. Angel Munoz 733.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

An appearance from Bucklin’s Reagan Sellard makes it two track championships in a row with the battle for fifth among Chad Kelley, Tom Reed and Mike Davis the greatest hurly-burly of the Hobby Stock ranks with only 25 points separating the trio.

Feature Winners: Duane Wahrman 4, Tathan Burkhart 2, Reagan Sellard 2, Lyle Russell 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Reagan Sellard 1,349, 2. Duane Wahrman 1,232, 3. Brett Copeland 1,200, 4. Sheri Berger 1,130, 5. Chad Kelley 1,035, 6. Tom Reed 1,020, 7. Mike Davis 1,010, 8. Matt O’Hair 867, 9. Jacob Huse 776 10. Danny Schulte 737.

General admission for Saturday’s Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Event at DCRP is just $20 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Additionally, tickets and pit passes from the rain-shortened September 1 event are good for admission.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations. Contact the Holiday Inn Express at 620-225-1000.

In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action. The complete 2018 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

All Star Title Chase Continues for Reutzel after Rallying for Night Before the 50 Top Ten!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (September 14, 2018) – Just four nights of competition remain for Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team in the All Star Circuit of Champions title pursuit.

And half of those take place this weekend with a pair of events beginning with Friday night’s card at Dundee, New York’s Outlaw Speedway and then a return to central Pennsylvania at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night.

It will mark Reutzel’s second stop at Outlaw Speedway after driving the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X to a fourth-place finish in June while Saturday is his first visit to the Selinsgrove oval.

Reutzel carries an 18-point lead in All Star points into the weekend after salvaging a ninth-place finish in last Friday’s Night Before the 50 event at Port Royal Speedway. Saturday’s $51,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 was postponed to October 27 by rain and will now carry World of Outlaws sanction.

Friday’s “Night Before the 50” started in strong fashion with Reutzel timing third-quickest overall aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry before winning his heat race from the front row outside starting position.

The night took a turn for the worse in the Dash.

“We didn’t even make it to turn one,” Reutzel said after a front-row starter triggered a multi-car crash going into the first corner that resulted in extensive damage to the BRM No. 87.

Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions crew persevered though, bringing down a backup car and starting the feature at the tail.

Reutzel rallied from the 23rd position to capture a solid ninth-place finish on the night to maintain the series points lead.

“It wasn’t a good situation, but we made the most of it and came back through the field,” Reutzel commented.

Reutzel will ty to add to his ten wins on the season already with this weekend’s pair of events in New York and Pennsylvania.

2018 Quick Stats: 64 races, 10 wins, 25 top-fives, 37 top-tens.

Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY, on Friday and Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway on Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Sprint Car Double for Sunshine after BC39 Top-Five!

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 14, 2018) – Tyler Courtney resumes his pursuit of the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car championship with this weekend’s pair of events at the Terre Haute Action Track and Haubstadt Speedway.

Just one point off the lead pace, Courtney aims for a third consecutive series win this season atop the storied Terre Haute Action Track on Friday before gunning for the $10,000 winner’s share at Haubstadt on Saturday.

Courtney enters the weekend with 11 overall wins to his credit on the year including a USAC Sprint Car best of nine triumphs aboard the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc entry.

“Sunshine” goes into this weekend after capturing the first checkered flag in heat race action at the newly-constructed Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway before finishing out the event with a fourth-place finish in last Thursday night’s 39-lap USAC Midget BC39 finale.

Courtney had to works for his heat race win aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing Driven2SaveLives/Indiana Donor Network No. 7bc entry, taking the lead early only to spin soon after. Courtney battled back from the tail of the field to win the first heat race at the new track.

“I made that harder that it needed to be,” Courtney commented afterward. “My radio came unplugged so I didn’t hear the caution going into three and when I saw that car spun out, I spun myself around. At least we got some good points going fifth to first.”

Courtney climbed from sixth to third in Thursday’s qualifying race action to earn the front row outside starting position for the BC39 finale and battled among the lead pack throughout before settling for fourth at the stripe.

2018 Quick Stats: 58 races, 11 wins, 35 top-fives, 43 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC National Sprint Cars at the Terre Haute Action Track on Friday and Haubstadt Speedway on Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Tyler Courtney’s on-track action including schedule and results at www.tylercourtney.com.

If you would like Tyler Courtney Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Sept. 14

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 794; 2. Tyler Drueke, Ea­gle, Neb., 769; 3. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 765; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 757; 5. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 746; 6. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 744; 7. Dusty Bal­lenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 729; 8. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 727; 9. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 719; 10. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., 714; 11. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 712; 12. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 709; 13. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 707; 14. Chip Graham, Lewis­ville, Texas, and Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, both 698; 16. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 694; 17. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 693; 18. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 692; 19. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 688; 20. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 687.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 573; 2. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 534; 3. Michael Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 467; 4. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 430; 5. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 429; 6. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 419; 7. Mauro F. Simone, Fresno, Calif., 370; 8. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 364; 9. Rick Bray, Lemoore, Calif., 363; 10. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 359.

Colorado – 1. Coby Pearce, Golden, Colo., 103; 2. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 92; 3. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 76; 4. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 65; 5. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 64; 6. Dave Wechsler, Lyons, Colo., 62; 7. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 56; 8. Brian Her­bert, Kinsley, Kan., 39; 9. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 38; 10. Nick Haygood, Denver, Colo., 36.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 719; 2. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., 714; 3. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 676; 4. Andrew Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 656; 5. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 631; 6. Luke Bland, Bloomington, Ind., 628; 7. A.J. Carlson, Lin­den, Ind., 564; 8. Patrick Kren, Indianapolis, Ind., 537; 9. Coleman Chasteen, Bloomington, Ind., 455; 10. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 439.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 576; 2. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 537; 3. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 509; 4. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 467; 5. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 457; 6. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 441; 7. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 434; 8. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 385; 9. Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa, 379; 10. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 362.

Kansas – 1. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 346; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 321; 3. Tyler Knight, Spearville, Kan., 270; 4. Jordan Knight, Wright, Kan., 258; 5. Jake Bubak, Arvada, Colo., 219; 6. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 217; 7. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 211; 8. Steven Richard­son, Liberal, Kan., 206; 9. J. D. Johnson, Wichita, Kan., 202; 10. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 194.

Louisiana – 1. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 219; 2. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 185; 3. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 181; 4. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 171; 5. Ty Johnson, Eunice, La., 144; 6. Asa Williamson, Pineville, La., 124; 7. Trey Schmidt, Spring, Texas, 118; 8. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 111; 9. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 110; 10. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 107.

Minnesota – 1. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 684; 2. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 658; 3. Jer­emy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 474; 4. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 468; 5. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 429; 6. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 372; 7. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 361; 8. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 337; 9. Dave Becker, Belle Plaine, Minn., 330; 10. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., 323.

Missouri – 1. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 579; 2. Chad Jarrett, Savannah, Mo., 488; 3. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 447; 4. Frank Rodgers, Lucas, Iowa, 379; 5. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 330; 6. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 237; 7. Dakota Osborn, Savannah, Mo., 211; 8. C. J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 188; 9. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 146; 10. Blain Pe­tersen, Essex, Iowa, 140.

Nebraska – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 701; 2. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 688; 3. Adam Gul­lion, Lincoln, Neb., 649; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 573; 5. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 563; 6. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 537; 7. Doug Lovegrove, Waverly, Neb., 532; 8. Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, Neb., 498; 9. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 497; 10. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 492.

New Jersey – 1. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 183; 2. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 173; 3. Eddie Wagner, Newfield, N.J., 167; 4. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 163; 5. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 154; 6. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 150; 7. Brendon Poff, Richboro, Pa., 149; 8. C.J. Faison, Felton, Del., 148; 9. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 144; 10. Ryan Stillwaggon, Pal­myra, N.J., 137.

Nevada – 1. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 37; 2. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 36; 3. Lonnie Cox, Elbert, Colo., 34; 4. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 33; 5. Jacob Tuttle, Oakley, Calif., 32.

North Carolina – 1. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 139; 2. Craig Pellegrini Jr., Buena, N.J., 132; 3. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 125; 4. Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 114; 5. Jake Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 100; 6. George Blaney, Harrisburg, N.C., 99; 7. Sean Vardell, Taylors­ville, N.C., and Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., both 94; 9. John Frutchey, Charleston, S.C., 86; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 77.

Oklahoma – 1. Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., 550; 2. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 523; 3. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 515; 4. Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla., 486; 5. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 465; 6. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 460; 7. Travis Scott, Washing­ton, Okla., 437; 8. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 390; 9. Shawn Bloomquist, Indiahoma, Okla., 387; 10. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 383.

Pennsylvania – 1. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 784; 2. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 701; 3. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 692; 4. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 683; 5. Ken­neth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 653; 6. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 650; 7. Austin Bishop, Elver­son, Pa., 608; 8. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 552; 9. Jonathon Jones, Irvona, Pa., 529; 10. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pa., 513.

South Carolina – 1. Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 153; 2. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 141; 3. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 137; 4. Craig Pellegrini Jr., Buena, N.J., and George Blaney, Harrisburg, N.C., both 135; 6. John Frutchey, Charleston, S.C., 130; 7. David Kellogg, Sanford, N.C., 121; 8. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 115; 9. Jake Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 113; 10. Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., 103.

South Dakota – 1. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 398; 2. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 369; 3. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 349; 4. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 325; 5. J.D. Hommes, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 318; 6. Brant O'Banion, Sioux Falls, S.D., 218; 7. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., and John Otte, Ravinia, S.D., both 198; 9. Michael Stegenga, Sioux Falls, S.D., 183; 10. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 181.

Texas – 1. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 967; 2. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 830; 3. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 788; 4. Casey Burkham, Combine, Texas, 727; 5. Chip Gra­ham, Lewisville, Texas, 694; 6. Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, Texas, 678; 7. Steve McMackin, Green­ville, Texas, 676; 8. Shane Thompson, Garland, Texas, 523; 9. Taylor Courtney, Fort Worth, Texas, 506; 10. Chris Douglas, Amarillo, Texas, 478.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 297; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 279; 3. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 265; 4. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 226; 5. Glenn Worrell, Powha­tan, Va., 178; 6. Jerald Harris, Rockingham, Va., 177; 7. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 163; 8. Michael Keeton, Doswell, Va., 151; 9. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 142; 10. Tom Humphries, Waynes­boro, Va., 99.

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Drivers Focus On 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway

(Ohsweken, ONT) The largest 360 sprint car race in the north east is next on docket for the Patriot Sprint Tour drivers as they will join close to 70 other teams from all over the country competing for $10,000 (USD).

With a strong influx of race teams converging this weekend in Southern Ontario, it is by far the most difficult race to win all season. One Patriot Sprint Tour driver was able to accomplish that back in 2015 when it was Bryan Howland coming out on top over Steve Poirier and Parker Price-Miller in what was arguably the most the exciting Canadian Sprint Car Nationals finish to date.

Could the 14th annual Canadian Nationals be the next year a PST driver comes out on top?

Here is a preview of the PST teams competing at Ohsweken this weekend:

Chuck Hebing- Ontario, NY

The winningest driver in tour history, Chuck Hebing is on his way to claiming his third career Patriot Sprint Tour Championship. Hebing is having another banner year in the 45 notching wins at Albany Saratoga, Ransomville, Clinton County, Brockville, and most recently at Woodhull. He also has top five finishes at Fulton, BAPS, and Selinsgrove Speedway.

The Cobra is well seasoned veteran during this event and will be making his 13th start at the nationals. The back to back runner up finishes back in 2009 and 2010 are career highs for Hebing. In his 12 starts, he has posted a total of eight top ten finishes.

Jordan Thomas- Harding, PA

The story of the 2017 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals was when Jordan Thomas went wheel to wheel with California’s Carson Macedo during the A-Main. Macedo ended up taking home the win, but Thomas was certainly within striking distance of taking the lead at several points of the race. Thomas would settle for a runner up position but is certainly looking to do one better this coming weekend.

This will be Thomas’s fifth career attempt at the Canadian Nationals and has been able to qualify for the A Main every year he has attended. In 2016, he was quick time overall of the 65 cars in attendance and he took home a 13th place finish.

Kyle Drum- Wayland, NY

Kyle Drum has continued to be a consistent driver with the Patriots over the last several years posting several podium and top ten finishes.

In three CSCN starts, Drum has qualified for the show twice with a career best, 14th place finish back in 2005.

Scott Goodrich- Middletown, NY

The 2018 contender for the PST Newcomer of the year will be making his first ever Nationals start this weekend making the long tow from Middletown, NY. Goodrich has been getting faster in the second half of the season posting a pair of top ten finishes last month at both Woodhull and Outlaw speedways. Goodrich was also able to qualify for PST Make Up A Main which also takes place this Friday night.

Pete Richardson- Vernon, NY

Pete Richardson is also continuing to improve with 360 program racing full time with the Patriot Sprints in 2018. Richardson currently rides fifth in points overall and will be his second attempt at the Canadian Nationals after failing to qualify in 2017.

Steve Glover-Ontario, NY

Also attempting to qualify for his first ever CSCN in his second start is Steve Glover. Glover is back to racing full time with PST in 2018 and currently rides sixth in points. Glover has had perfect attendance on the tour this season with several solid runs to his name.

Jared Zimbardi- Bradford, PA

The five time and defending series champion has raced a limited schedule with the Patriots in 2018 but has been fast in the starts he has made including an A-Main win at Outlaw Speedway dating back to last month. Zimbardi is one of the few drivers that has attempted to qualify for all CSCN events up to this point.

Zimbardi has four career wins at Ohsweken in PST competition, however, he has yet to win this illustrious event in his storied career. Zimbardi’s best finish during the nationals is a tenth-place finish back in 2014.

Joe Trenca- Clay, NY

The Salt City Outlaw has also been on a limited schedule with the Patriots in 2018 but when Joe Trenca is in attendance, he is always a threat to win. Trenca will also representing the Patriot Sprint Tour this weekend making his sixth career start at the CSCN. Trenca has been able to qualify for the event once in five starts where he posted a respectable eight place finish in 2014.

Parker Evans- Owego, NY

Parker Evans has had a few consistent finishes with the Patriots in 2018 and will be looking to do the same this weekend at Ohsweken. This will be Evans third career start at the nationals with a career best 18th place finish back in 2016.

A number of these drivers will be racing both nights on September 14 and 15 on Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. Their will be a makeup feature event from the July 20 PST show that was postponed due to rain in the Friday program. The race will pay $3,333 to win and points will go towards the 2018 PST Canadian Tour. Due to the heats and B Main’s being complete in 2018, the lineup has been set, and no other driver can attempt to qualify.

For more information pertaining to this weekend and the rest of the 2018 seasons, please be sure to log onto www.patriotsprinttour.com and to like us on facebook. You can also follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and twitter.

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals History

Year CSCN Champions

2005-19 Kenny Jacobs

2006- 28fm Steve Poirier

2007- 28fm Steve Poirier

2008- 94j Wayne Johnson

2009- 3g Shane Stewart

2010- 3gx Shane Stewart

2011- 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2012- 28fm Steve Poirier

2013- 3g Shane Stewart

2014- 1z Jessica Zemken Friesen

2015- 51 Bryan Howland

2016- 67x Parker Price Miller

2017- 3g Carson Macedo

NBN A - Main #1 Winner NBN A - Main #2 Winner

2005 Not Raced Not Raced

2006 33k Kyle Patrick 32b Justin Barger

2007 Rained Out Rained Out

2008 87 Jason Barney 2m Dustin Daggett

2009 151kb Brian McDonald 3g Shane Stewart

2010 0 Glenn Styres 2m Dustin Daggett

2011 3g Shane Stewart 2m Dustin Daggett

2012 Rained Out Rained Out

2013 22h Randy Hannagan 51 Bryan Howland

2014 22h Randy Hannagan 17 Jared Horstman

2015 05 Brad Loyet 51 Bryan Howland

2016 47x Dylan Westbrook 17 Jared Horstman

2017 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. 3g Carson Macedo

Year Fastest Qualifier Time / MPH

2005 19 Kenny Jacobs 13.377 Sec / 100.919 MPH

2006 25m Ken Mackey 13.717 Sec / 98.418 MPH

2007 51 Bryan Howland 13.614 Sec / 99.163 MPH

2008 45 Chuck Hebing 13.613 Sec / 99.039 MPH

2009 0 Glenn Styres 14.288 Sec / 94.484 MPH

2010 14 Jessica Zemken Friesen 13.995 Sec / 96.463 MPH

2011 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. 13.682 Sec / 98.670 MPH

2012 80 Chris Steele 13.308 Sec / 101.443 MPH

2013 22h Randy Hannagan 13.754 Sec / 98.153 MPH

2014 45 Chuck Hebing 14.158 Sec / 95.352 MPH

2015 97 Parker Price Miller 14.136 Sec / 95.501 MPH

2016 79 Jordan Thomas 14.851 Sec / 90.903 MPH

2017 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. 13.714 Sec / 98.440 MPH

Year Ohsweken Shootout Sponsor

2005 38m Nick Mulheim Village Pizza

2006 85 Dustin Daggett Village Pizza

2007 42w Rick Wilson Village Pizza

2008 28fm Steve Poirier Village Pizza

2009 28fm Steve Poirier Village Pizza

2010 14 Jessica Zemken Friesen Village Pizza

2011 7x Jamie Collard Ohsweken Speedway

2012 45 Chuck Hebing Ohsweken Speedway

2013 14h Jim Huppunen TJSlideways.com

2014 33k Kyle Patrick Dave McLeod Memorial

2015 10b Mitch Brown Dave McLeod Memorial

2016 28fm Steve Poirier Dave McLeod Memorial

2017 79 Jordan Thomas Dave McLeod Memorial

Dave MacLeod Memorial Mr. Sprint Car Challenge

Year Winner

2007 37s JR Stewart

2008 28fm Steve Poirier

2009 28fm Steve Poirier

2010 14 Jessica Zemken Friesen

2011 77x Wayne Johnson

2012 22h Randy Hannagan

2013 8b Alain Bergeron

Kevin Ward Jr. Young Stars Challenge

Year Winner

2014 10 Mitch Brown

2015 17h Max Stambaugh

2016 123 Yan Bilodeau

2017 67x Parker Price Miller

Corr/Pak Merchandising "Bill Peer Memorial"

Best Appearing Car

Year Driver

2005 Not Awarded

2006 Not Awarded

2007 51 Bryan Howland

2008 87 Jason Barney

2009 6s JR Stewart

2010 10 Mitch Brown

2011 55v Patrick Vigneault

2012 2 Kyle Sauder

2013 21 Don Adamczyk

2014 10c Jeff Cook

2015 79 Jordan Thomas

2016 22 Shawn Sliter

2017 16 Ryan Ruhl

 

 

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS: GRISDALE RACING PRODUCTS PRESENTS FASTEST QUALIFIER AWARD

 By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ontario (September 14, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Grisdale Racing Products has returned to present an award at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety this weekend.

The fastest driver overall during group time trials for Saturday’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will receive a $300 CAD award from Grisdale Racing Products; Sam Hafertepe Jr. was fastest overall last year, becoming the second driver to claim two Fastest Qualifier Awards in the 13 year history of the event. Chuck Hebing is the only other driver with two CSCN Fastest Qualifier Awards, while Jordan Thomas, Parker Price-Miller, Randy Hannagan, Jessica Zemken, Glenn Styres, Bryan Howland, Ken Mackey, and Kenny Jacobs have one each.

Many other cash prizes are also be available, including $10,000 USD for Saturday’s A-Feature winner, and a minimum $1,000 USD for every Saturday night A-Feature starter; visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information about the purse and cash awards available during the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

About Grisdale Racing Products: As distributers for some of the best manufacturers in the business, Grisdale Racing Products has the parts you need to put your race car in victory lane! Visit their website at www.GrisdaleRacingProducts.com, get firsthand knowledge and expertise at 400 Brock Road in Dundas, Ontario, and call them at 1-800-561-1791. Grisdale Racing Products – The Products to Compete…The Knowledge to WIN!

14TH ANNUAL CSCN ENTRY INFO Entries continue to be accepted for the 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/

TICKETS AND CAMPING Advanced reserved seating tickets and reserved campsites are on sale now for the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000 USD to win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

PAST CSCN WINNERS 2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA 2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA 2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA 2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA 2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA 2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY LIVE STREAM Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca, on our official Facebook page, and on YouTube.

2018 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

KYLE LARSON RACING SET TO WRAP-UP FINAL WEST COAST SWING IN CALISTOGA

WINE COUNTRY OUTLAW SHOWDOWN: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will conclude the second west coast swing of the season this weekend. The Kyle Larson Racing team and Shane Stewart are set to compete at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway this Friday and Saturday for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown.

CALISTOGA HISTORY: In four starts at the half-mile speedway in California's wine country, Stewart and KLR have earned a trio of top-five finishes - including a runner-up score in 2015. During last year's finale, Stewart was racing in the runner-up position and gaining on the leader when he cut a tire from debris in Turn 4. The team, with help from many others in the pit area, made repairs to the No. 2 and Stewart was able to get back on track and climb his way forward to finish in 10th.

49ER GOLD RUSH CLASSIC RECAP: Last night at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway, Stewart qualified third and won his heat race. While racing for the sixth position in the dash, Stewart and another competitor made contact going into Turn 1, resulting in Stewart getting upside down. Unable to make repairs to the Chevrolet Accessories No. 2, the KLR team pulled down the backup car and went to work with the help of numerous others in the pit area. As a result of going to the backup, Stewart started the 49-lap feature from 23rd and finished 15th.

RACE INFORMATION: For more information on the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway, please visit www.woosprint.com and for tickets, please click here.

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson. The Elk Grove, Calif., native will compete in the SouthPoint 400 - the first race of the NMECS Playoffs - at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway this Sunday.

KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Jakob Weaver of Coldwater, Mich.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners Chevy Accessories, BRANDT, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, Coca-Cola, Howard Johnson Lima and Scott for being a part of our team.

CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

 

 

Bacon Set for USAC Sprint Car Double this Weekend after BC39 Triumph!

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (September 13, 2018) – To say that the last week has been a big one for Brady Bacon would be understatement.

The Broken Arrow, OK, native picked up one of the most significant victories of his career last Thursday night by collecting the $15,000 winner’s share at the inaugural running of the USAC Midget “BC39” that goes into the books as the initial event atop The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

And a good portion of that paycheck will go towards diaper money after he and wife Xia Xianna welcomed their third child on Monday morning with Linley Jean rounding out the family that includes siblings Levany and Lowry.

Another pair of events await this weekend with USAC Sprint Car action at the Terre Haute Action Track on Friday night and then the $10,000-to-win Haubstadt Hustler at Haubstadt Speedway on Saturday night.

The USAC National Midget series christened the new Dirt Track at IMS last Wednesday night with Bacon battling to a win in the twelfth and final heat race of the night.

After racing from fifth to second in his qualifying race on Thursday night, Bacon started the feature in seventh and worked his way forward aboard the FMR No. 76m entry.

Bacon ultimately chased down the lead in traffic and took command for keeps on the 31st round of the 39-lap feature event for his eighth overall win of the year.

“This one ranks right up there, to win the first dirt track race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is really special,” Bacon said of the victory.

Overall, Bacon was impressed with the initial event held at the newly-constructed dirt rack inside the world’s most famous race track.

“It exceeded my expectations,” Bacon says. “The heat races were really good on Wednesday night and then even with weather a big problem on Thursday, they worked hard to get the show in and make it a good one.”

With his first USAC Midget win of the year now in the books, Bacon looks to add some additional hardware over the course of this weekend at Terre Haute and Haubstadt. Bacon already has three series wins to his credit this season aboard the Brady Bacon Racing No. 99 Sprint Car.

“We have the Sprint Car going well right now,” the two-time USAC National Sprint Car champion says. “We’re always pretty good at Terre Haute, but at Haubstadt we’re kind of hit or miss. We have changed a couple of things so hopefully we’ll hit it right this time.”

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Technology/Port City Raceway, Gene Frankowiak, Cimarron Cycle Works, Priority Aviation, Triple-X Race Co., FMR Racing, FK Indy, Heath Clips Lawn Care, Elliot’s Custom Trailers and Carts, B&S Cattle, Lucas Oil Products, Kiser’s Truck and Auto, Smiley’s Racing Products, Keizer Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Octane Ink, CP Carrillo, PAC Racing Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Engler Machine and Tool, Wilwood Engineering, Schroth Racing, Smith Precision Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, FSR Radiators, LRB Mfg. Indy Race Parts, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Tony Elliott Foundation, Frolic Bar & Grill.

2018 Quick Stats: 76 races, 8 wins, 37 top-fives, 46 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC Sprint Cars at Terre Haute (IN) Action Track on Friday and Haubstadt (IN) Speedway on Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.

If you would like Brady Bacon Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Extra Money On The Line As The CRSA Heads To The Capital District

For Immediate Release September 13th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Middletown, NY – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series roars back into action this weekend with back to back shows in the Capital District of New York. On Friday evening September 14th the series heads to the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta for round number 13 and the next night, the series moves to the Fonda Speedway in Fonda for round number 14. This will be the second visit by the CRSA to both tracks in 2018.

It was back on July 13th that the CRSA made their first visit to the Great Race Place. Picking up the win was former series champion Matt Tanner. Tanner, behind the wheel of Mike VanDusen’s number 56 claimed the win over Jeff Trombley, Justin Mills, Darryl Ruggles and Tyler Cartier.

The series headed to the Fonda Speedway on June 30th with defending CRSA champion Trombley picking up the win. His win came over Thomas Radivoy, Sydney Prince, Dustin Purdy and Jerry Sehn, Jr.

Each event will be part of the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Challenge. This mini-series within the overall CRSA series has Trombley leading the point standings over Sehn (-19), Radivoy (-22), Emily VanInwegen (-22) and Mills (-27).

In the overall standings Trombley holds a 35-point lead over Radivoy. Tyler Jashembowski sits third with VanInwegen and Mills rounding out the top five.

The Maguire Family of Dealerships and Mike Emhof Motorsports have teamed up to enhance the purse for both events. All CRSA Sprint Car Series racers and any 305 Sprint Car that is RaceSaver sealed and documented are eligible to compete.

Each A-Main winner will receive $1,000 with second place earning $500. Each event will also pay $160 to start. Positions second through sixth have also been increased. Each event is a regular point paying event for the overall CRSA championship and will also count towards the Kennedy’s Towing Northway 90 Challenge.

For more information on the Albany-Saratoga Speedway please find them on Facebook, Twitter or visit their website at www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com.

The Fonda Speedway is located just off exit 28 of the New York State Thruway in Fonda, New York. For more information on the Fonda Speedway log on to their website at www.newfondaspeedway.com.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy’s Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny’s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger’s Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Powder Tech Powder Coating, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

 

 

Construction Begins on Even More Campsites for Re-Scheduled World 100 Reservations for New Sites Begin Friday, September 14 at 10 a.m.

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 13, 2018) – When the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon forced the 48th annual World 100 to be re-scheduled to Friday and Saturday, October 12th and 13th, a weekend which already featured the World of Outlaws CRAFTSMAN Sprint Car Series as Eldora Speedway’s 65th season finale on Sunday, October 14th, one of the many challenges was that all reserved camping for the World 100 was already sold out.

To make room for all of the returning World 100 fans using their rainchecks, new fans who can now attend the re-scheduled World 100 on Friday and Saturday and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car fans planning to attend the #LastCallForMethanol on Sunday, Eldora officials have announced the addition of 227 reserved campsites.

“Our team got to work right away on a plan to make more room for everyone in October,” said general manager Roger Slack. “We’re building new entrances to Lots 4 and 5, new driveways, moving fences and improving drainage. There is fresh gravel going down again in all of Eldora’s campgrounds and we are almost ready for next weekend’s 4-Crown Nationals.”

The additional campsites, located in Lot 5, will be available for $50 on Friday beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern at www.EldoraSpeedway.com, by calling (937) 338-3815 or at the Eldora box office.

The winners of the $10,000-to-win Twin 25-lap Feature races completed on the first preliminary night of the World 100 were both former World 100 champions. Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tennessee, who out-dueled fellow legend Billy Moyer of Batesville, Arkansas in the first feature while Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tennessee bested popular Brian Birkhofer of Iowa.

Zack Dohm, of Charleston, West Virginia, leads the point standings after the first night over veteran Dale McDowell from Chickamauga, Georgia. There were 106 entries with 101 cars on property. Brandon Sheppard of Berlin, Illinois was the fastest of the 99 drivers who recorded a time, touring the high-banked clay oval at a speed of 120.192 mph.

All event information for the re-scheduled World 100, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, is available by visiting the World 100 page on www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora is celebrating its 65th consecutive season of racing in 2018 featuring the biggest events in short-track racing, including: the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend; the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Weekend; the Camping World Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby – NASCAR’s only National Series event on dirt; the 48th Annual World 100 Weekend re-scheduled for October 12th and 13th; and the historic 4-Crown Nationals on September 21st and 22nd. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 2018 season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social media channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway has been viewed over 4.2-million times.

 

 

Johnson, Madsen and Dover Produce Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 13, 2018) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Chase Johnson, Kerry Madsen and Jack Dover each garnered a feature triumph last weekend.

Johnson captured his first career non-wing sprint car win a week ago Thursday during the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series California Sprint Week show at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. He also placed third on Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.

Madsen led Big Game Motorsports to an IRA Sprint Car Series victory on Friday at Grondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis., before rallying to a runner-up result the following night at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis.

Dover earned his 12th trip to Victory Lane this season thanks to a win on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Other Team ILP competitors with a top-five finish include:

Seth Bergman hustled to a runner-up result during his debut at Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on Saturday when the oval hosted the Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

Jordon Mallett posted a second-place finish on Saturday at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga., during a USCS Series show.

Cody Masse recorded his career-best 360ci winged sprint car result of fourth on Friday at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., during the ASCS Frontier Region season finale.

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2018 FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 12 (Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on May 18; Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 26; U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on June 8; Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on June 9 and Sept. 8; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 15, Aug. 31 and Sept. 2; Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on July 6 and July 7; Off Road Raceway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 18; and Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on Aug. 25); Seth Bergman - 9 (Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., on Feb. 24; Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 6; Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on May 10; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on May 26; Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on June 1; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 22 and June 23; U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on July 20; and Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on July 27); Jordon Mallett - 9 (I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn., on April 21 and Aug. 31; Flomaton Speedway in Flomaton, Ala., on May 18; Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., on May 19; Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Ga., on June 22; Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on June 29; Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., on July 14; Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on July 28; and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 2); Brian Brown - 8 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 16, June 23 and July 21); Sammy Swindell - 8 (Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31; Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on June 9; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on June 14; Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan., on June 16; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on July 21; 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on July 29; and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2); Derek Hagar - 5 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on June 1; Crowleys Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on June 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on July 3 and Aug. 25; and Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on Aug. 11); Kerry Madsen - 5 (Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 27; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 28 and Aug. 25; and Grondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis., on Sept. 7); Dominic Scelzi - 5 (Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 14; Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on April 28; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 20; Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 24; and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 10); Channin Tankersley - 5 (Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on May 19, July 14 and Aug. 18 and Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on July 21 and July 28); Trey Starks - 4 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on June 2; Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Ga., on June 15; Blue Ridge Motorsports Park in Blue Ridge, Ga., on June 16; and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on June 29); Zach Blurton - 3 (Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo.; El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on June 23; and Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, Neb., on July 8); Chris Andrews - 2 (Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on June 30 and July 7); ); Jamie Ball - 2 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 13 and Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, on Aug. 18); Ryan Bowers - 2 (Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., on June 9 and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7); Mason Daniel - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 16 and Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on June 29); Chase Johnson - 2 (Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 8 and Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on Sept. 6); Robbie Price - 2 (Deming Speedway in Deming, Wash., on July 20 and Aug. 3); Giovanni Scelzi - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on May 18 and Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., on Aug. 31); Scott Bogucki - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 12); Evan Hallstrom - 1 (Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., on Aug. 16); and Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on June 30).

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Trenca Bound for Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - La FARGEVILLE, N.Y. (Sept. 13, 2018) - One of Joe Trenca's favorite events of the season is on tap.

The Mucci Motorsports driver is heading to the 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express, which is hosted by Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, this Friday and Saturday.

"I'm looking forward to heading back to Canada," he said. "It will be our first time there this year. We've had some decent runs at Ohsweken Speedway so hopefully we can put together a strong weekend."

Trenca posted a career-best seventh-place result at the oval last year and his best Canadian Sprint Car Nationals finish was eighth in 2014.

Trenca and his team competed in his home state last Saturday during a Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints show at Can-Am Speedway. He placed eighth in a heat race and fourth in the B Main before advancing from 22nd to 18th in the A Main.

"It took rubber early so it was tough to move forward all night," he said. "You always want to start up front, but that was a night where you needed to start up front to be successful."

Trenca enters this weekend with three top 10s in his last six 360ci winged sprint car races.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Can-Am Speedway in La Fargeville, N.Y. - Heat race: 8 (6); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 18 (22).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 7 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

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"It's great to team up with Weld Wheels, which is a proven leader in premier wheels," Trenca said. "We really appreciate their support."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, FK Rod Ends, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, Fast Axle, Wilwood Brakes, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Seals-It, Shute's Water Systems, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shell Shock Helmets, Don Ott Racing Engines, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY AND VICTORYGAMEZ.COM TO OFFER FREE BROADCAST OF CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS WEEKEND IF FANS CAN REACH SIGN-UP GOAL

 OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 13, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway officials, in partnership with VictoryGamez.com are issuing a challenge to all Ohsweken Speedway fans in order to provide a free broadcast of the 14th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety. If 500 Ohsweken fans visit VictoryGamez.com and register for a free account with a valid email address, username and password before 7:00pm on Friday, September 14, the Ohsweken broadcast of #CSCN2018 will be free online as it has been all season.

The challenge is for both fans attending Canada’s largest Sprint Car weekend, who can enhance their live experience by enjoying instant replays in the grandstand via their smartphone, and fans who will be able to enjoy the live and interactive broadcast at home for free.

“Our newest marketing partner reached out to us with a unique proposition,” said Ohsweken Speedway general manager Clinton Geoffrey. “They appreciate the initial response they have received from the racing community, and wanted to find new ways to get involved. This seemed like a natural fit for both parties and an excellent way to give back to our fans at the same time.”

VictoryGamez.com joined Ohsweken Speedway as an official marketing partner earlier this month in preparation for the 14th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety.

VictoryGamez.com representatives issued the following statement ahead of the challenge: “The weekly Ohsweken live stream and its national weekly following is one of the biggest reasons we decided to partner up with Ohsweken Speedway. It would be a shame for the weekly fans not to be able to enjoy this amazing event like have done all year!”

VictoryGamez.com, Canada’s new online casino, continued to say: “The motorsports community is loyal to companies that support racing. We have some exciting plans for next year and beyond to do things that have never been done at this level.”

“We know is a short time frame,” said Geoffrey. “We need the registrations by Friday at race time, but I know our dedicated Ohsweken fan base and the passionate group of Sprint Car supporters across North America will be up for the challenge!”

The 14th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety are scheduled for Friday, September 14, including the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and Saturday, September 15 with the $10,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start main event. Race time is 7:30pm both nights. See www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for additional information, including reserved seating and camping. ___________________ About VictoryGamez.com: Victory Gamez is a fully licensed online casino and social bingo hall that can be accessed anytime on your desktop or mobile device! We offer something for everyone; a variety of slots, roulette, video poker, blackjack and side games, with the chance to win jackpots and instant bonuses. Play 75 ball bingo and stay connected to the community by chatting with friends in a friendly, interactive atmosphere. Victory Gamez is licensed and regulated by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission License No.00826. Feel the Thrill of Victory at VictoryGamez.com! Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now! Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for the 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15 are on sale now! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000-to-win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2018 schedule of events, click here.

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.

2018 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Hagar Aiming for Victory During Ralph Henson Memorial at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Sept. 13, 2018) - Derek Hagar is eying a trip to Victory Lane this Saturday when I-30 Speedway hosts the Ralph Henson Memorial.

Hagar has won a feature during five of the last seven seasons at the quarter-mile oval in Little Rock, Ark., where he has recorded 11 podiums, 18 top fives and 34 top 10s in 44 races since 2011.

"We haven't raced a whole lot at I-30 Speedway this year," he said. "Things have changed a little bit on the racing surface. It will give us a good tune-up for Short Track Nationals. Hopefully it will make us some money and give us extra confidence, too."

Hagar placed fourth during his lone start at I-30 Speedway this year. He is riding a streak of 16 consecutive top-five finishes during 360ci winged sprint car competition entering the ASCS Mid-South Region and ASCS Red River Region co-sanctioned show this weekend.

"We ran second in the race last year and won it the year before," he said. "It'd be a big deal to win again. Not only for being the Ralph Henson Memorial, but just to get a win in general. We haven't raced much this year. I think it'd be a good confidence boost for the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial next weekend and leading into the Short Track Nationals in a month as well."

Hagar enters this weekend with 10 podium finishes in his last 11 races.

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 5 wins, 20 top fives, 21 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region and ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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Housed in Southington, Conn., Fragola Performance Systems manufactures fittings, lines and hoses for the racing industry. For more information, visit http://www.FragolaPerformanceSystems.com .

"Fragola Performance Systems are all in all a good fitting and line manufacturer," Hagar said. "They make really good lightweight hose. I prefer them over anybody else as far as a good pressure hose."

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

 

 

Brian Brown Shows Speed During Season Debut in Central Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept. 13, 2018) - Brian Brown's first trip of the season to Central Pennsylvania was a success last weekend during the Tuscarora 50.

Brown kicked off the famed Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event at Port Royal Speedway on Friday by qualifying quickest in his group, which was tied for fourth quickest out of 46 competitors.

Brown then advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race, which was only one position shy of locking into the dash. His qualifying time also left him one spot out of making a dash.

"Making the dash is pretty critical toward setting yourself up for a chance to win the race," he said. "We just missed it by our heat race finish and our qualifying time so that started us mid-pack in the feature."

Brown lined up on the outside of the fifth row in the main event.

"We got a good start and made progress throughout the race," he said. "At one point we were battling for a top five, but a late restart didn't go our way. There's a lot of tough competitors in Central Pennsylvania so any time you can move forward and compete for top fives it's a good night."

Brown's seventh-place result marked his 27th top 10 of the season.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Saturday and qualified second quickest in his group and fifth overall. Unfortunately, weather washed out the show when the first heat race was on the track. Sunday's make-up date also rained out.

Brown is slated to compete this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., during the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

"We're excited to continue racing out here and to get some laps at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday in preparation for the upcoming National Open," he said. "Also, we're looking forward to trying to win the Jim Nace Memorial on Saturday at Selinsgrove. We were lucky enough to win it last year and we're hoping to put ourselves in position to win it again.

"You have to be on point when you're racing out here so we're looking forward to the challenge of testing ourselves against some of the best competition in sprint car racing."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 7 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 7 (10).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 8 wins, 24 top fives, 27 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., for the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - KSE Racing Products

KSE Racing Products has been manufacturing premium oval track racing products for more than 40 years. All of its products are proudly built in the USA by a talented team of craftsmen at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility just north of Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit http://www.KSE-Racing.com.

"KSE Racing Products has provided us with some of the best parts in racing," Brown said. "We're grateful for their partnership and look forward to continued success together."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, J.D. Welding & Machine, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

 

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group Covering Short-Track Races From East Coast to West Coast

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 13, 2018) - PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group will encapsulate short-track racing events around the United States this weekend.

The free, live show, which airs each Friday and Saturday evening on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races across the country.

Several of the top-notch events on the schedule this weekend include: the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in California; the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in New York and Pennsylvania; USAC National Sprint Cars in Indiana; ASCS regional competition in Texas, Arkansas and Arizona; and the Late Model Nationals in Iowa for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to name a few.

Follow the RacinBoys social media accounts for updated times of when to tune in on both Friday and Saturday night.

Additionally, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

While the show is free to watch, RacinBoys will continue to operate its unique premium membership to its website.

A RacinBoys premium membership encompasses all content, including live A Main video from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races, special highlight videos and live audio broadcasts of events for the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by MyRacePass, the ASCS Red River Region, the ASCS Warrior Region, the United Rebel Sprint Car Series, the Northwest Focus Midgets Series and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. The cost is only $6.50 per month or $50 per year.

The lone broadcast on tap this weekend is an ASCS Red River Region and ASCS Mid-South Region co-sanctioned event on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. The live lap-by-lap coverage of the race is part of the RacinBoys premium membership.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

 

 

Donath MotorWorx/Pace Performance Crate Engine an Added Feature Item to the Auction.

SYRACUSE, NY – Last year at the First Annual Northeastern Racing Products Auction and Trade Show so many feature items went through the auction on Saturday afternoon. The item list just got a big addition with a Crate Engine supplied by Donath MotorWorx and Pace Performance which will also go to bid.

“We always wanted to get a crate engine to be part of the auction, my son runs a crate sportsman so I know what they are all about,” said promoter Jeremie Corcoran. “Thanks to Brian (Donath) and help from Pace Performance we will have a top of the line piece that will go through.”

The Donath MotorWorx/Pace Performance engine will also be fitted with many parts from top of the line companies. Included will be Jones Products Pullies, Magsarus Magneto, Henry Exhaust, Schoenfeld Headers, Art’s Radiator and Goodridge Hoses.

The Crate Engine will join feature cars from Bicknell Racing Products, Troyer Race Cars, Teo Pro Cars, Bernheisel Race Components and Mach 1 Chassis Sprint Cars. The auction of the feature items will be held Saturday afternoon on November 17.

The free driver admission has been brought back where drivers regardless of class can download the form to mail in from the website. The Flea Market is also returning as well as other promotions that will be announced in the next few weeks..

Any company that is interested in a booth for 2018 NRP event can contact Jeremie at (315) 374-2839 or email northeastracingproducts@yahoo.com. Space is starting to be limited.

The website www.northeastracingproducts.com has been revamped with a new look where you can find even more information. You can also find info on the Facebook page by simply searching Northeast Racing Products.

November 16 ad 17, 2018…The Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show is getting ready to be bigger and better than 2017!

 

 

Miller Family Motorsports

PLYMOUTH, WIS.] September 13, 2018-The Miller Family Motorsports teams were back in action once again at the Plymouth Dirt Track (PDTR) this past Saturday night!

Adam started the night finishing 6th in his heat race and would run the B-main where he started 2nd. Adam made changes to his Triple X chassis and pushed off for the B! After 12 laps, he would transfer to the A-main by capturing a 3rd place finish and would start 19th in the A.

Justin would make it trackside for his heat and finish 2nd and lock into the nights A-main event where he would start on the pole position! The team worked to get the Maxim chassis ready for the nights extended lap A-main event.

Both brothers pushed off for the A-main and were set to run 30 laps. Justin set the pace as he took the green flag & checked out on the field! At the checkers, he was victorious and would also set a new track record of 5 minutes 32 seconds for a single 30 lap A-main event! This WIN marked Justin’s 3rd A-main victory of the season.

Crossing the checkers,

Adam would finish this 5 minute 30 lap race in the 21st position.

As the season comes to a close Justin heads into the last night 15 points out of first place in the PDTR Championship hunt. The final night is set for September 29th at PDTR and we hope to see you there!

For more information on the team and driver, follow us on Twitter @camishadirtdiva or @justinmiller15m @ace24m or on Facebook: Miller Family Motorsports-Justin & Adam

 

 

Nienhiser Eager To Get Back to Racing Action After Weekend Wash Out

PETERSEN MEDIA: Following an up and down weekend that saw him win a Tri City Speedway on Friday night and then battle with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Lake Ozarks over the Labor Day Weekend, a rain out over this past weekend as Paul Nienhiser itching to get back racing as he is geared up for a pair of shows this Friday and Saturday night, with a possible third race Sunday night.

To grab a win on Friday and beat some talented drivers was pretty cool, Nienhiser said. “Lake Ozark had its ups and downs but it was good to have some really good speed against some really good cars. We ended up with 1 Top-10 and had some bad luck running in the Top-10 the next night. It was quite the accomplishment to transfer to the feature out of heats and qualifiers both nights with over 50 cars in the pits. I am definitely looking forward to getting back after this weekend.”

In his most recent action, Nienhiser was in action at Tri City Speedway where he would use a good pill draw in his heat race to pick up the win before pulling a six in the redraw.

On a wide and slick racing surface, Nienhiser flexed his muscle in the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Mason Sound/Innovative Design entry as he would get to the lead in just three laps and begin to pull away from the field. Banging the boards all the way around the track, Nienhiser would start to move down the track as the cushion became to tricky.

Playing with his win, Nienhiser was still strong in the slick and was able to keep the field at bay as he notched his seventh win of the season.

Heading to Missouri to battle with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Saturday night saw him start and finish seventh on the slick surface in his heat race, though at one point he had moved up a few position.

Lining up on the pole of his qualifier, Nienhiser would get taken to school by Sammy Swindell and slip back to second where he would finish and move his way into the feature event.

On a slick surface in the feature event, the slide job proved prevalent on this night and amidst a wild feature that saw cars going every which way, Nienhiser stayed strong as he closed the night out with a 10th place finish.

Sunday Night’s finale saw him again line up in the fourth row of his heat race, but on this night he was able to make some nice moves and get himself up to a third place finish that again put him in a qualifier.

Finishing fifth in the qualifier, Nienhiser sat ninth in points and in the feature event as he would line up in the 13th starting position with the four lock in drivers from Saturday night factored in.

In the 41-lap feature event, Nienhiser would settle into 10th where he would spend much of the race until lapped traffic did him in with 17 to go and he spun out and was forced to the rear of the field.

Making the decision to restart the race, Nienhiser would pick up a couple of positions as he salvaged a 17th place finish.

“It was a tough crowd of cars, and to make the show both nights is a great showing for us but like everyone we show up to contend for wins,” Nienhiser said. “Thanks to my crew, and I am really looking forward to this weekend.”

Nienhiser would like to thank CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil, Mason Sound, Innovative Design, Bradshaw Custom Pumping, Wessler Bros. Agency, Bob Hawks Auto Body, Littleton Storm & Timber, Fierce Herbicide, Sunstoppers Window Tinting, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Indy, Rider Racing Engines, Kaeding Performance, JRC Transportation, Signature Signs and Design, and Steve Thomas Racing for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-44, Wins-7, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-20

ON TAP: Nienhiser will be at Jacksonville on Friday night and Spoon River on Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Paul Nienhiser by following him on Twitter @Paul_Nienhiser or by clicking over to www.paulnienhiser.com.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a PR firm that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

 

 

Kevin Nouse Designs/K1 RaceGear Part of the Lucky Giveaway Program for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

Part of the Program Since: 2014

SYRACUSE, NY – Kevin Nouse Designs and K1 RaceGear have been a major sponsor with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Lucky Giveaway Program since 2014. Each year, Kevin Nouse awards a complete driver’s suit with custom embroidery.

Kevin Nouse is the largest K1 dealer in he US and is ready to move in to an all new location and showroom. His suits have been showcased from coast to coast with stars such as Logan Schuchart, Lance Dewease, Brent Marks, Joey Allen and many more.

Top ESS stars like Jason Barney, Matt Tanner, Coleman Gulick, Paul Kinney, Chuck Hebing, Danny Varin, Denny Peebles and others are sporting K1 Suits from Nouse.

The winner of the free custom suit at the 2017 awards banquet was Jeff Cook.

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The Lucky Giveaway Program was developed on 2007 to reward race teams that faithfully follow the ESS tour for that particular year. Teams that complete at least 2/3rds of the tour will receive from the main Lucas Oil Point Fund as well as products from the Giveaway Program.

Companies interested in the Program can contact Dean Reynolds at DeanR@empiresupersprints.com

or can call the ESS office at (315) 391-6965.

The Lucky Program in 2017 was participated by: Brodix Cylinder Heads, Kevin Nouse Designs/K1 Racegear, Walker Performance Filtration, Simpson Safety, Wings Unlimited, Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment, Keizer Wheels, Panther Frameworx, 717 Innovations, M&W Aluminum Products, SST Shock Technology, ASI Racewear, Beyea Headers, Sammy Reakes Snap-On Tools, Schoenfeld Headers, ATL Fuel Cells, Maxim Racing, Panchos Racing Products, Adirondack Powder Coating.

New Companies Already aboard for 2018: Winters Performance Products, JE Pistons, PA Dyno Inc., 87 Speed.

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

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

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, E3 Spark Plugs, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Pinnacle Employee Services, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Engler Machine and Tool, Prestige Pool and Spa, Kevin Nouse Designs/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance Products, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Another New Track: Jake Blackhurst to visit Clay County Fair Speedway for first time with IRA

SPENCER, Iowa — September 13, 2018 — Racing at new tracks has been the norm this season for Jake Blackhurst as he competes full-time with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series. Prior to this year, the native of Hanna City, Ill., had been to a handful of tracks on the IRA schedule and is hitting all of them this year.

Blackhurst will add another track to his ever-growing list of new venues he has visited this season when he hits the track at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa on Friday, September 14 as part of the Sprint Car Triple-Header.

“I get excited to see tracks I haven’t been to before,” said Blackhurst. “It makes the weekend more fun. We go in with no stress and don’t have to worry about the race track or anything. It’s been working pretty well for us this year and we’ve had some good runs. We hadn’t been to many half-mile, so I’ve gotten to see a lot of bigger tracks. We picked up our first win on a half-mile, which was pretty neat. Spencer is a bigger track, so I am looking forward to it.”

Blackhurst cut his teeth racing on the bullrings that dot Central Illinois. The young driver quickly has become acclimated to racing on bigger tracks with the IRA, including earning his first series win earlier this season at the expansive Dodge County Fair Speedway in Wisconsin. Blackhurst also visited victory lane at Langlade County Speedway, yet another sprawling half-mile at a fairgrounds.

“We really don’t run anything different on the car on a bigger tracks, it’s just the actual driving style,” he noted. “On the bigger tracks, you have to be relax a bit, keep the elbows in and be real smooth. It’s something I have had to adapt to and teach myself to do. Around home, at tracks like Jacksonville (Speedway) it’s elbows up, beating off the wall. At a place like Dodge County (Fairgrounds in Wisconsin), where it’s big, wide and fast, you have to be smooth. One little mistake on a half-mile like that, can cost you a lot of time and momentum. You just have to learn to be smooth on the bigger tracks.”

Blackhurst who is locked in a battle with Scotty Thiel for the IRA championship, originally planned to just run selected events with the series this season. That plan changed, after the first few races, when he found himself near the top of the standings. Blackhurst currently leads Thiel by 68 points. The 22-year-old has four wins this season and also leads the series in top-five and top-10 finishes.

“At the beginning of the year, we just wanted to run with the IRA to have fun,” shared Blackhurst. “A few races in, we were running really well and looked at the points. Steve (Sinclair, IRA President) came up and asked us if we were going to be running for points and we said we didn’t know. We were just going to play it how it goes. The way it’s been going lately has kind of fallen into us.

“It’s going to be a great battle with Scotty Thiel. He is very consistent and the 5J of Jeremy Schultz is right there, breathing on our back as well. Right now, it’s getting late in the season and we’ll do our best to close out a championship, but when I go to the race track, I don’t think about it. I don’t want to be comfortable running a top-10 or top-five. I still go to a race with the main focus on wining.”

With the majority of IRA races in the state of Wisconsin, Blackhurst has gotten plenty of windshield time this season travelling back and forth from Central Illinois, but that hasn’t phased him. Seeing new tracks and areas he has never been to add to the journey he is on this year.

“I love the tracks the IRA races with,” he shared. “It’s actually not that far to most of the race tracks. It’s only three and a half or four hours, which is pretty nice. Late in the year, there are some long trips, like going up to Superior, which is about nine and a half hours. I’ve gotten to visit a lot of neat tracks and have met a lot of great people, racing with IRA. We are just having a lot of fun doing what we are doing.”

Blackhurst spends a lot of time in the shop with his father, Paul. The pair have a stringent process they follow, as they prepare for upcoming races. The pairing of a DRC Chassis and Foxco engine have been a potent combination as well.

“My Dad and I are very particular about how we do things in the shop,” he stated. “Our maintenance program is phenomenal. I would put it against anyone. Our cars are great when we get to the track. Basically, I just have to get in the car and drive and do my best. We’ve had really good success so far.”

As has become very common over the last few years, Blackhurst made the step up from Midgets to Winged Sprint Cars. Blackhurst began racing at the age of five in karts and the first time he raced on dirt was in a midget.

“It did take me a little time to adapt to the midget,” said Blackhurst. “I got out of the midget just about when I was getting more comfortable in it. The winged sprint car really seems to suit my driving style a lot better. I like to be on the gas. I adapted to the winged car a lot quicker and just feel so comfortable in it, anywhere on the track race. That’s definitely a huge key.”

Tickets for the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header on Friday, September 14 at Clay County Fair Speedway can purchased online at http://www.midwestix.com/organizations/clay-county-fair and at the track on race day. For ticket information, visit www.ClayCountyFair.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

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SWEENEY RUSH SPRINTS TO INVADE GENESEE SPEEDWAY FOR THE 1ST TIME THIS WEEKEND FOR "TOPLESS NATIONALS"; COMPLETE SHOW BOTH SATURDAY & SUNDAY PLUS BONUSES & INCENTIVES

September 12, 2018 (By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Batavia, NY)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance will head to Genesee Speedway this weekend for the first time ever. The inaugural "Empire State Classic" will join up in a perfect pairing with Genesee's second annual "Topless Nationals" featuring a complete Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special event both Saturday and Sunday (September 15-16). The RUSH Late Models will also be competing in a Sweeney Weekly Series special event each day. Race time is 4 p.m. both days.

For the first time in nine years, Sprint Cars will return to the 1/3-mile Genesee County Fairground oval located in Batavia, NY! Genesee will mark the 10th different speedway in four different states to host a RUSH Sprint Car event in 2018. Twenty events have been completed to date. Both Saturday and Sunday will pay $800 to-win, $160 to-start. All competing racers on Saturday will receive a complimentary pit pass from Pace Performance.

RUSH has posted a $300 cash bonus to the driver that accumulates the most points over the two days (provided both events are completed). Tiebreaker is the driver that has the best finish; otherwise the $300 will be split amongst the tied drivers.

The "Pedal Down" Hard Charger each night will receive $100 cash. Saturday's sponsor is Jennerstown Engine Technologies and Sunday's sponsor is 955 Automotive! Both Jimmy Friedline and Jason Ore are two longtime RUSH Authorized Engine Rebuilders. RUSH thanks them for making this weekend even bigger. If more than one driver has passed the same amount of cars, the tiebreaker is the driver that had the best finishing position.

"We really have to thank Genesee Speedway promoter Jim Johnson for the opportunity to bring the RUSH Sprint Cars to his speedway," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Genesee has been a strong partner of RUSH via our Late Model division over the past few seasons and when I approached Jim about the possibility of introducing the RUSH brand of Sprint Car racing to western and central New York at his big season ending event he was more than receptive."

"Since the initial announcement about the RUSH Sprint Car division we immediately received and continue to receive calls from interested parties in the New York area," added Emig. "We feel this will be a perfect opportunity to set the stage for possible expansion throughout the New York region in 2019 offering racers a true 'cost containment' Sprint Car package that is already proving to be a very successful concept in our immediate region."

The 2017 "Topless Nationals", headlined by the RUSH Late Models along with Genesee's Sportsman Modifieds running without their roofs, was considered to be one of the biggest events in the history of the speedway. The joining of the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars will make this an even bigger event and bring an entirely new group of fans, and as was stated, it's been nine years since full-size Sprint Cars competed at Genesee!

Pit passes go on sale both days at 2 p.m. Sprint engine starts are at approximately 3 p.m. followed by warm-ups at 3:30 and racing at 4. One-way driver radios are mandatory with the 454.000 channel. Genesee uses the AMB/MyLaps transponders.

Genesee Speedway is located off Route 5 at the Genesee County Fairgrounds at 5056 E Main Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020. For more information, check out their website at genesee-speedway.com and like them on Facebook by searching Genesee Speedway.

Following Genesee, the RUSH Sprints will be back in action on Wednesday night (September 19) at Lernerville Speedway for the final "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series event then the following Saturday at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway. The RUSH Sprint Cars will make their first visit to McKean County Family Raceway in East Smethport, Pa. on Saturday, September 29. Lernerville is scheduled to conclude the season on October 12-13.

2018 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Points: 1. Chad Ruhlman (87R) 1338 2. Gale Ruth, Jr. (Culver 1c) 1313 3. Arnie Kent (18) 1296 4. Zach Morrow (27) 1291 5. Joe McEwen (Mahoney/Eckart 9J) 1247 6. Shawn Smith (36) 1243 7. Brandon Hawkins (27H) 1242 8. Dave Hawkins (27) & Scott Hawkins (37) 1210 10. Tyler Powell (35) 1192 11. Steve Cousins (56) 1183 12. Brad Blackshear (19) 984 13. Dalton Daniels (23) 717 14. Steve Pedley (21) 578 15. Phil Thornton (35) 485 16. Jim Kurpakus (72B) 454 17. Mike Lutz (86) 419 18. Brian Ruhlman (49) 285 19. Darin Gallagher (12) 272 20. Brian Woodhall (8B) 175 21. John Mollick (Clever 4J) 82.

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

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints

 

 

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS: INSIDE TRACK PRESENTS FASTEST CANADIAN QUALIFIER AWARD

 By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ontario (September 13, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Inside Track Motorsport News has returned to present an award at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety this weekend.

The fastest Canadian driver during group time trials for Saturday’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will receive a $300 CAD award from Inside Track Motorsport News. Past winners of the Fastest Canadian Qualifier award include Steve Poirier (3), Glenn Styres (2), Mitch Brown, Tom Huppunen, Mikey Kruchka, Kyle Patrick, Chris Steele, Adam West, Dylan Westbrook, and most recently Steve Lyons. The current entry list for Saturday’s event stands at 70 drivers, including 32 Canadians.

Many other cash prizes are also be available, including $10,000 USD for Saturday’s A-Feature winner, and a minimum $1,000 USD for every Saturday night A-Feature starter; visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information about the purse and cash awards available during the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

About Inside Track Motorsport News: From local grassroots racing to Canadian touring series and the Canucks who compete on the international stage, Inside Track Motorsport News is the leader in terms of timely, in-depth and thought-provoking coverage of the motorsports that matter to Canadians. Stock cars, road racing, drag racing, karting, rallying, motorcycles and several other racing disciplines appear in every issue. Visit www.InsideTrackNews.com today to learn more!

14TH ANNUAL CSCN ENTRY INFO Entries continue to be accepted for the 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/

TICKETS AND CAMPING Advanced reserved seating tickets and reserved campsites are on sale now for the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000 USD to win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

PAST CSCN WINNERS 2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA 2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA 2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA 2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA 2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA 2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY LIVE STREAM Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca, on our official Facebook page, and on YouTube.

2018 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

GENERAL

WestVic Garages & Sheds Back Speedway

As a driver himself, Chris Rodda knows just how important sponsorship is when it comes to competing in speedway, which is why, as the owner of Victorian business WestVic Garages & Sheds, he is dedicated to making his own contribution to the sport.

Having been a long-time speedway enthusiast and later transforming into a competitor, Rodda, from the country town of Colac, saw the opportunity as a business owner to be to throw support behind numerous speedway drivers located in the south-west region of Victoria and promote his business at the same time.

In addition to sponsoring one of the country’s leading speedway tracks in Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway, as well as Simpson Speedway, WestVic Garages & Sheds also sponsors drivers throughout a range of classes, including 410 Sprintcar talent Corey McCullagh, who rose to the scene last season by winning the biggest speedway event in the country: Grand Annual Classic.

World Series Sprintcar contracted driver Jye O’Keeffe, who recently ran second in the final Chariots of Thunder Series round at Darwin’s Northline Speedway in the Northern Territory, is also a part of WestVic Garages & Sheds’ sponsorship portfolio, along with Kane Newcombe (360 Sprintcars), Wingless Sprint drivers Shaun Lyness and Greg Bishop, Jordan Rae (Formula 500s) and Neville Gange (Super Rods).

In the upcoming 2018-19 season, Rodda will be stepping away from 410 Sprintcars as he contests selected race meetings in Wingless Sprints, including the Australian Championship at Premier Speedway.

Located in the south-west Victorian town of Colac West, WestVic Garages & Sheds has built a reputation as one of the leading shed companies throughout their state by providing unparalleled service and priding themselves on their three cornerstones of strength, style and versatility.

To find out more about WestVic Garages & Sheds, call them on 0352 316 900 or visit their website at www.westvicsheds.com.au. You can also LIKE them on Facebook by searching WestVic Garages & Sheds.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Geering Brothers to Double Up

The 2018-19 season is gearing up to be twice as nice and twice as busy for the Geering Motorsport team, with 410 Sprintcar racer Matt Geering soon to be joined on track by his younger brother Luke once he turns 16 later this year.

Looking after one Sprintcar is no small job, so running two Sprintcars is certainly going to require a huge effort from both Geering brothers and their team as they prepare for Luke’s debut and what they hope will be a good start to his Sprintcar career.

About to commence his third full season in 410 Sprintcars, Matt has been gaining confidence with each race meeting he’s contested, as evident in his ever-increasing consistency, which last season saw him consistently qualify for feature races aboard his NS # 6 Cool Drive Auto Parts backed Maxim, particularly over the hectic Christmas-New Year period.

Throughout the upcoming season, Matt plans to focus on improving his performance in qualifying throughout the season, as well as hopefully achieving his fair share of top 10 feature-race results.

“What I need to work on is performing better in time trials and remaining consistent throughout the entire race meeting to give myself the best chance of strong feature-race results,” explained the 20-year-old racer, who scored his maiden 410 Sprintcar feature-race podium result late last season via a second-place finish at Gunnedah Speedway.

“I’m really looking forward to Luke joining the class later this season and being able to race with him on a regular basis. It’s definitely going to be a huge amount of work for the whole team, but we’re up for the challenge through the support of our wonderful sponsors.”

With six successful seasons of Speedway Karting under his belt, Luke has always wanted to follow in his brother’s footsteps and compete in open-wheel racing and now that he’s on the cusp of turning 16, his dream is soon to become a reality.

“I can’t wait to get out on track for the first time in Sprintcars this season,” enthused the multiple Australian and NSW Speedway Kart Title holder.

“I’ve been around speedway for my whole life and particularly Sprintcars for the past couple of seasons while Matt has raced, so I’ve picked up a fair bit of knowledge and I’m hoping that is going to help when I get behind the wheel myself.”

Planning to contest as much racing as possible, the pilot of the NS # 97 Cool Drive Auto Parts supported J&J is set to make his Sprintcar debut in the second Development race meeting at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway on November 17, just under a week after his birthday.

For Matt, his season will get underway on the Saturday night of September 29 at Valvoline Raceway with the opening Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round, which will be run in conjunction with the Lord Mayor’s Gold Cup.

The Geering brothers would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: Cool Drive Auto Parts, C & A Mobile Sound and Communications, Strike Hands Free Motor Genius, Youtrac Australia, Hunter Race Engines, Outlaw Industries, GME, Pressure Products Australia, Antitheft Car Alarms, Mongoose, Axis, Voltech, Redline, Blackvue, Danny’s Electrical & Electronics, Pass Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Point to Point Distributions, and Dean’s Tyres, Brakes & Mechanical.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Big Season Awaits Stanshall

Currently in preparation to commence his fifth season in 410 Sprintcars, Guy Stanshall is champing at the bit to get back into the driver’s seat, with his 2018-19 season shaping up to be a busy one.

Planning to contest the full 410 Sprintcar schedule at his home track – Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway – aboard last season’s NSW # 18 Triple X car, before upgrading to a brand-new Triple X in readiness for the Christmas-New Year period, the 23-year-old racer will also be returning to roots, running double duties and contesting a dozen Wingless Sprint race meetings.

While he managed to qualify for feature races sporadically during the 2017-18 season in the Sprintcar, Stanshall is determined to improve his efforts throughout this coming season in qualifying time trials.

“Consistency in the Sprintcar is going to be my main focus,” commented the Quakers Hills (western Sydney, NSW) resident.

“I need to be hitting my marks from the outset in time trials and then be able to carry that form through to the heat races in order to qualify for more feature races.”

Stanshall’s 2018-19 season will also be bolstered by the acquisition of a new major sponsor in First Class Aluminium, who will be coming on board to support Stanshall from the Christmas-New Year period. Based in the industrial Sydney suburb of Camellia in NSW, First Class Aluminium specialise in the manufacturing of aluminium windows and security doors for a range of clients. Contact them on 0296 842 255 to find out more.

The upcoming season for Stanshall is set to commence at Valvoline Raceway on the Saturday night of September 29 with the opening Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round, which doubles as the Lord Mayor’s Gold Cup. He also plans to travel to Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in Queensland for selected 410 Sprintcar shows throughout the season, in addition to competing in selected NSW Wingless Sprint Club Championship rounds, which will be sponsored by Pass Powdercoating & Sandblasting.

Stanshall would like to thank his dad Ray, veteran crew chief John Barrett for his continued help at the track, his engine builder Alan Felsch, and his pit crew Shane Sonter, Darren Young and Nathan Stevens.

To keep up to date with Stanshall and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Stanshall Racing.

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – A historic Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season will reach its grand finale during this weekend’s rescheduled David D. Mateer Tribute Race at Pennsylvania’s Jennerstown Speedway.

The event was originally set to be run on June 23, but rain intervened and moved the date to September, where it became the bookend to the 12-race calendar after the cancellation of a planned race at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

During the series’ debut appearance at the high-speed, half-mile oval, Jimmy McCune will be honored as champion for the fourth-straight season, extending his own series record. In addition, the series will look to crown its eighth different feature winner in 12 races, tying the threshold set back in 2012.

Such a historic season deserves a historic finale, and that’s exactly what the Jennerstown event is likely to provide, especially with extra purse money up for grabs. The feature will pay out $4,000 to win, with each driver that starts the 30-lap main event receiving a minimum of $700 in start money.

The event will also be taped for tape-delayed broadcast on Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV.

When one combines the boosted purse and national television exposure with the points positions that are still to be decided, plus the desire of earning the final victory of the season, the result is a stage that’s full to bursting with action.

“It’s a big deal,” noted McCune of ending the season on television at Jennerstown. “This race is a crown jewel and we’ve never even raced there yet, so I think we all want to come out swinging and win there. We race to win and that’s the goal that I have going into it.”

Must See Racing teams will also be gunning for the all-time track record at Jennerstown, currently held by Dave Shullick at 15.121 seconds (124.277 mph) in ISMA Supermodified competition.

An extra $500 bonus awaits the driver who sets fast time in qualifying on Saturday evening.

For Gene Fogle, who owns the White Hare Racing No. 7 piloted this season by veteran Tom Jewell, the Jennerstown race is also a chance to return to home turf.

Fogle has ties to the Pennsylvania Posse and the shocks on his race car are still prepared by Keystone State kingpin Lance Dewease’s LD Motorsports operation.

“You look under the front of that car, and Lance’s impact is there. He’s played a part in our journey this season,” Fogle noted during Must See Racing’s summer stretch. “I think it’s a shot in the arm for us to close the year on … and we’re certainly hopeful that we can get that victory that we’ve been so close to a few times during the last few months.

“That $4,000 check is a heck of a carrot to chase and we’d certainly like to be the ones to take it home.”

Though the championship is already sewn up by McCune, the battle for a spot in the top five is still up for grabs.

Anthony McCune (second) and Charlie Schultz (third) have locked in their points finishes, but Jewell and Adam Biltz hold down the fourth and fifth positions, respectively, and could wage war before the end of the weekend for those spots.

Jerry Caryer sits sixth, just 18 points adrift of Biltz, while further down the order, Virginia veteran Anthony Linkenhoker and former NASCAR Modified champion Bobby Santos look to move into the top 10 in points during the final meet of the year.

Linkenhoker and Santos sit 11th and 12th, respectively, in points entering the David D. Mateer Tribute.

The Jennerstown event will also decide the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash championship, which awards a $500 bonus to the driver who accrues the most points in the four Fast Car Dash heat races through the year. The previous three events were split between two tracks, Berlin (Mich.) Raceway and Madison (Wis.) Int’l Speedway. Santos leads the Fast Car Dash points entering the Jennerstown finale.

An open practice from 6-10 p.m. on Friday night will precede on-track action on Saturday, which will be co-headlined by championship features for both the Must See Racing sprint cars and the touring Super Cup Stock Car Series.

Pit gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with Must See Racing practice hitting the track around 12:45 p.m. Hamilton Trucking Time Trials will go green at 3 p.m., with racing kicking off at 6 p.m.

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

 

 

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS: NITRO 54 VARIETY PRESENTS $1,000-TO-WIN CRATE SHOWDOWN & 360 HARD CHARGER AWARD

 By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ontario (September 12, 2018) - Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that the Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car event scheduled for this Saturday night at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals will now be called the Nitro 54 Crate Showdown and pay $1,000-to-win; Nitro 54 Variety will also present the Hard Charger Award in the 360 Sprint Car portion of Saturday's event.

The Nitro 54 Crate Showdown will pay Saturday night's Strickland's GMC Crate Sprint Car feature winner $1,000, second place $750, third place $500, and every A-Feature starter a minimum of $100. Nitro 54 will also present a $250 CAD Hard Charger Award to the driver who advances the most positions in Saturday's 35 lap Canadian Sprint Car Nationals A-Feature for the 360 Sprint Cars.

The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals event is known for drivers charging from deep in the field; Davie Franek claimed last year's Hard Charger Award by driving from 26th on the grid to finish 11th, while Chuck Hebing drove from 24th to fourth in 2016. Bryan Howland scored an unforgettable win from 20th in 2015, Jessica Zemken won from row seven in 2014, and Wayne Johnson drove from 24th to second in 2011, but perhaps the most memorable CSCN charge came in 2012; Randy Hannagan started last in both the Little Feature and A-Feature in 2012, passing a combined 47 cars in 50 laps to finish 15th overall.

Many other cash prizes are also be available, including $10,000 USD for Saturday’s A-Feature winner, and a minimum $1,000 USD for every Saturday night A-Feature starter; visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information about the purse and cash awards available during the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

14TH ANNUAL CSCN ENTRY INFO Entries continue to be accepted for the 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/

TICKETS AND CAMPING Advanced reserved seating tickets and reserved campsites are on sale now for the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000 USD to win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

PAST CSCN WINNERS 2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA 2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA 2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA 2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA 2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA 2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY LIVE STREAM Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca, on our official Facebook page, and on YouTube.

2018 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Fifteen year old Tanner Holmes #18t won his first career Sprint Car Main Event at Southern Oregon Speedway. Photo by Don Martin II

Holmes Scores First Career Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Win At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II White City, Oregon...September 8...Tanner Holmes won his first career 25 lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Just a few weeks earlier, Holmes finished second in the first ever Week Of Speed Series. Holmes finished second in the six lap Scramble and used his outside front row starting position to lead every lap of the Main Event for the impressive win.

The Sprint Cars had two eight lap heat races, and Holmes won his race ahead of 2009 division champion Charlie Thompson. Past Cottage Grove champion Hedge Carter won the other heat race in front of Merissa Henson. The Top 3 finishers in each heat race ran a six lap Scramble to set the first three rows of the Main Event, and Thompson won that race ahead of Holmes. Aaron Miller arrived after the heat races, and Holmes charged into the early lead in the Main Event, followed by Thompson and Bailey Hibbard. A lap two red flag waved when Blaine Corey and Jeffrey Hudson tangled exiting Turn 2 and flipped to end the race for both drivers. Holmes continued to lead Thompson and Bailey Hibbard on the restart. Steve Thompson spun in Turn 3 for a lap eight caution flag. Holmes continued to set the pace when racing resumed ahead of Charlie Thompson and Hibbard, but Thompson suddenly pitted into the infield off the front stretch on lap 18 as Bailey Hibbard was now second ahead of Carter. Holmes set a rapid pace for the victory. Bailey Hibbard used his second place finish to move into the third in the standings. Carter would finish third, followed by new division champion and David Hibbard, Hanson, Steve Thompson, TJ Winningham, Enrique Jaime, Charlie Thompson and Miller.

Though David Hibbard has the championship locked up, there is still a three-car battle for second. The Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars return for Championship Night #2 on September 22nd, along with the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, Calculated Comfort Outlaw Pro Stocks and OTRO Hardtops. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Race Results Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars Heat 1-Hedge Carter, Merissa Henson, Bailey Hibbard, David Hibbard, Blaine Cory, TJ Winningham.

Heat 2-Tanner Holmes, Charlie Thompson, Jeffrey Hudson, Steve Thompson, Enrique Jaime.

Scramble-Charlie Thompson, Tanner Holmes, Hedge Carter, Bailey Hibbard, Merissa Henson, Jeffrey Hudson.

Main Event-Tanner Holmes, Bailey Hibbard, Hedge Carter, David Hibbard, Merissa Henson, Steve Thompson, TJ Winningham, Enrique Jaime, Charlie Thompson, Aaron Miller, Jeffrey Hudson, Blaine Cory.

 

 

White Rallies for Top-10 Result During Debut Racing a Modified

Inside Line Promotions - POCOLA, Okla. (Sept. 12, 2018) - Harli White stepped outside of her comfort zone last Saturday when she raced a modified for the first time in her career.

"I've known Steve Butler and the Butler Family for a couple of years," she said. "He messaged me on Facebook and said you have a modified waiting for you any time. I took him up on the offer and it was a blast."

White finished second in a heat race at Tri-State Speedway. She lined up on the outside of the third row for the 20-lap A Main.

"I ran about half the race in the same spot I started at," she said. "Then I looped it and had to restart at the back. I just went and picked them off one by one on the bottom of the track. I kept my nose clean and avoided the few wrecks. We had a time limit because there were a lot of cautions so we didn't get to run the full 20 laps. I think if we went the full distance we would have had a top-five car."

White rebounded from the mid-race miscue to finish seventh out of approximately two dozen drivers.

"It's way different," she said. "You drive the cars different. It took some getting used to. I felt like my last five laps of the A Main were my best laps. It was a really fun learning experience. They said I'm willing to come race with them again so I think I'll take them up on the offer."

White will return to her winged sprint car this Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region and ASCS Red River Region. She placed 13th during her only visit to the bullring this season.

The next Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event is the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial Sept. 20-22 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. White ranks 11th in the ASCS National Tour championship standings - only 49 points out of the top 10 - with seven series races remaining.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 7 (6).

SEASON STATS -

53 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 18 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region and ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/ .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CatSpot

CatSpot is an organic cat litter delivery service. The litter is all natural, which is odor eliminating and hypoallergenic. The product is sold online at http://www.CatSpotLitter.com and is delivered with free shipping.

"You pray for a sponsor to come along that helps you out and become family with them and CatSpot has been that for us," White said. "My whole family and I have been praying for a moment like this to happen. We're all excited to get the season going and I think it's going to have bigger and better things to come."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Nattress Construction, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., The Mower Shop, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, PXP Racewear, All Star Performance, Broken Arrow Powder Coating, Inc., Tommy Thompson Motorsports, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Wilson Excited for Opportunity at Placerville During 49er Gold Rush Classic

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2018) - One of Greg Wilson's favorite tracks on the West Coast is on tap as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on Wednesday for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA.

"I enjoy racing at Placerville," he said. "It's a smaller track that can race really well. It can get slick and produce really fun action. It reminds me somewhat of how you can race at a lot of Ohio tracks where I grew up."

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels backed team finished fourth at the quarter-mile oval last year and he was sixth in 2016.

This weekend will conclude with races on Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown.

Wilson competed in a trio of World of Outlaws shows during the last week. He raced at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., on Wednesday when he qualified 13th quickest, advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race and came up just inches short of a top-10 result in the main event.

"We ran between eighth and 10th the entire race and then on the last lap someone got a run and just nipped us at the finish line," he said. "Track position was critical all night so it was tough to move forward much."

The team then headed to Silver Dollar Speedway for the Gold Cup Race of Champions on Friday and Saturday.

"The track was pretty choppy and rough up top, which is where most of the speed was," he said. "There was a fine line between going fast and wrecking or sliding off the track. Those type of tracks aren't our forte so we took what we could get and tried to build our notebook for when we race there in the future."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 5 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 11 (10).

Sept. 7 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 8 (9); C Main: 6 (6).

Sept. 8 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 9 (8); C Main: 9 (2).

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA and Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hercules Tires

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

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

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Seeking to Better Career-Best Results at Placerville and Calistoga

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2018) - This is the final week of racing on the West Coast this season for Kraig Kinser, who tackles a trio of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events in California.

Kinser will compete on Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville during the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA and on Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga during the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown.

"I'm looking forward to getting to Placerville and heading to Calistoga, which is a bigger track," he said. "That's kind of unusual out here. We approach them all the same. We'll change a few things, but we still go in there trying to put your best foot forward and to make the right decisions to start you up front. The setups are different. There are some things you can get away with on a quarter-mile track that you can't on a half mile."

Kinser's best-ever finish at Placerville Speedway came in 2015 when he placed 16th during his debut.

Kinser earned a career-best sixth-place result at Calistoga Speedway last year, topping his previous best finish of seventh set in 2004. His sixth-place run last year also marked his fifth career top 10 at the half-mile oval.

That gives the team confidence following an up-and-down week along the West Coast.

Kinser raced last Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., where he qualified 15th quickest, placed seventh in a heat race and maneuvered from 21st to 18th in the A Main.

"We didn't qualify where we wanted to be and the end result was finishing about where we started (in the main event)," he said. "There are a lot of good cars and good drivers. You need to start in front of them to get a good result."

He then ventured to Silver Dollar Speedway for the two-day Gold Cup Race of Champions. The action began on Friday with Kinser timing in 14th quickest in his group. He advanced from seventh to fifth place in a heat race and from 20th to 19th in the main event.

The weekend concluded the following night at the quarter-mile track, where Kinser qualified third quickest in his group. However, a fifth-place finish in a heat race lined him up near the rear of the main event and he ended 21 st in the feature.

"I'm happy to make the show both nights, but we'd have liked better finishes," he said. "We got better on Saturday, but couldn't capitalize on our great qualifying spot. That's something we need to continue to work on. You never like starting on the front row of a race and ending fifth. It was a throw away of a good qualifying spot. We didn't get a great start in the heat. I raced for second for a lap or two and got out of shape. I got passed by a couple of good cars. It was just a bad heat race for us. The only thing good was that we transferred. But then we started near the back of the A Main just like the previous nights and it's tough to move forward many positions from back there."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 5 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 7 (5); Feature: 18 (21).

Sept. 7 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 19 (20).

Sept. 8 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 5 (2); Feature: 21 (18).

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 47 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA and Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wilwood Brakes

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"Wilwood makes a great high-quality brake system and one I've trusted throughout my racing career," Kinser said.

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

 

 

Bowers Looks to Regain UMSS Points Lead Following Frustrating Finish in Wisconsin

Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (Sept. 12, 2018) - Ryan Bowers competed with the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series last Saturday during the Jerry Richert Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway.

Bowers entered the event leading the championship standings, but after a rough finish he now sits second.

"We started fourth in the heat race and finished third," he said. "Our car felt all right and we were satisfied with the outcome. That lined us up to start seventh in the feature."

Bowers was running well until there was only nine laps remaining. Unfortunately, he suffered a parts failure and the rear end broke. He was relegated to an 18th-place finish.

"We were pretty bummed to have our car break during the feature," he said. "We've previously had some success at this race, but it wasn't in the cards this time. Now we're sitting second in the 2018 UMSS points standings."

Bowers is only 10 points behind the leader and still has a shot at winning the title. If he wins this Saturday during the season finale at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., Bowers can clinch the championship.

"We're just going to go out there and do like we do every night," he said. "We're going to have some fun and try to get the most out of the car as possible. That's all you can do; race like normal and try to get to the front."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 18 (7).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., with the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanBowers.us

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BowersMotorsports199/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - K1 RaceGear

K1 RaceGear is a manufacturer of technical, high performance auto and kart racing gear. For more information, visit http://www.K1RaceGear.com.

"I can't thank K1 RaceGear enough for keeping me safe," Bowers said. "I recently caught on fire during one of my races and they kept me completely unharmed. I'm really glad to have them be a part of our team."

Bowers would also like to thank FVP, King Solutions, Fastsigns, Rice Creek Building and Remodeling, Operation: 23 to Zero, Jeff Westall Outdoors, Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Farmers Insurance Jeffrey Green Agency, GRP Motorsports, Elevated Health Center, Race Coatings, Liquid Nitro, Speedwerx, Champion Helmets, Gillund Enterprises, Justice Brothers, Super Shox, Torsion Bar Rate, Triple X Race Components, DMI, K&N Filters and MSD Ignition for their continued support.

 

 

Masse Captures Career-Best 360 Sprint Car Finish During Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - BELGRADE, Mont. (Sept. 12, 2018) - Cody Masse rallied to score his career-best 360ci winged sprint car feature finish during his season finale with the ASCS Frontier Region last Friday at Gallatin Speedway. His effort secured a runner-up finish in the championship standings as well as awarded him the region's Rookie of the Year honor.

A charge from fifth to second place in his heat race got Masse off to a strong start.

"I got a good start on the bottom of the track in my heat race and made it to third," he said. "I was able to later move to second, which is where I finished.

"I kind of surprised myself. I went into the heat thinking about my motor that's been sitting for two weeks. I was hoping it would make it through the heat because we had to survive the heat race or else we wouldn't get our feature points, which we needed to hold onto our position in the point standings. The next thing I knew we were running in second so it was kind of surprising."

Masse's heat race performance made him the high-point driver of the evening for just the second time in his career. He advanced into the feature redraw and pulled the No. 3 to line up on the inside of the second row for the A Main.

"I was able to draw the No. 3 for my starting position in the feature, which I was pretty happy with," he said.

Masse's good fortune appeared to end once the evening's main event began.

"At the start of the race I rolled the bottom because the car was really good during the warm-up laps down there and I thought that would be the line to run," he said. "But it turned out to be awful. I couldn't hold the car on the bottom and it was sliding out on every corner. The next thing I knew I had fallen back from third to about eighth. It was almost a carbon copy of my last race at Belgrade, where I started up front and fell back."

A decision to change his racing line proved timely for Masse.

"I finally decided to get off the bottom," he said. "It felt like I was there forever, but it was probably only for about six or seven laps. I moved to the top, which was about perfect timing because it was just starting to take rubber. So I got lucky and was able to drive by most of the guys who had passed me earlier. I was back to sixth when we had our only caution with about six laps to go.

"When the race restarted, most of the guys in front of me went back to the bottom and I was able to wind it around some of them on the top in the rubber and got back to fourth, which is where I finished. I just need to get the start of the races right. When you put yourself in a hole, it's tough to come back."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 7 - Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 4 (3).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 15 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cody_Masse

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Masse-Racing-244487932229555/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - D.A. Building Systems

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"D.A. Building Systems Ltd. has been a longtime supporter of Masse Racing," Masse said. "Their performance based, family-driven business values make them the perfect partner for our race team."

Masse would also like to thank DaVinci Signs, Beaches Pub and Grill, Canadian Tire Lethbridge South, RE/MAX-Gary Klassen, Dunlop Ford, Critical Hazard, Silver Automotive, Flaman Rentals, Royal Taxi, C.E.P. Automotive, Noble Powder Coating, Kustom Auto Body, AMSOIL and Kawneer Lethbridge for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Racing Family Car During World of Outlaws Event at Calistoga

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept. 12, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi will return to his family team this weekend for a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

Scelzi is scheduled to drive the No. 41s on Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., during the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. He earned a fifth-place finish at the half-mile oval during his debut there last year.

"I'm excited to get back home and run for our family team this weekend," he said. "It will be fun to race in front of some family and friends at Calistoga. I had a good debut there and I feel like I've had a good season racing in the Midwest so hopefully that transitions into two good nights this weekend."

Scelzi is coming off a busy week. He piloted a midget for Jerome Rodela a week ago Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind., during the Driven 2 Save Lives BC 39 with the USAC P1 National Midget Series. Scelzi advanced from ninth to seventh place during a heat race on Wednesday and from ninth to fourth place in a qualifier on Thursday. However, all main events except the A Main were cancelled because of a curfew following a lengthy rain delay on Thursday.

"We were buried by the draw in our heat race and did the best we could given the circumstances," he said. "The qualifier went much better and I think we could have continued moving forward if we had an opportunity to race in a feature, but everyone was dealt a tough hand by the wet weather. There were more than 100 drivers there so it was a fun event to compete in."

Scelzi returned to the familiar Indy Race Parts backed sprint car owned by Bernie Stuebgen on Friday at Port Royal Speedway for the opening night of the Tuscarora 50. Scelzi qualified second quickest in his group to open the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event, which featured approximately 50 competitors. He then placed fifth in a heat race to lock into the main event. Unfortunately, a mechanical problem sidelined the team early in the night.

The Tuscarora 50 then rained out on Saturday following qualifying and Sunday's rain date was also washed out. The event has been postponed to late October.

"It was unfortunate that rain played such a big factor in both events in Indianapolis and Central Pennsylvania," Scelzi said. "I had fun when I was able to race and hopefully we will have two good nights of competition with good weather this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 5 - The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Ind. - Heat race: 7 (9).

Sept. 6 - The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Ind. - Qualifier: 4 (9).

Sept. 7 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: DNF (18).

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 2 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

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

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

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

 

 

Dover Earns 12th Triumph of the Season for Seventh Time in His Career

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (Sept. 12, 2018) - Jack Dover achieved another feat last Saturday when he captured his 12th feature victory of the season.

Dover won the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints show at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., which was his seventh series triumph of the year and essentially locks up his third series championship in the last four seasons. He has a 210-point lead in the championship standings with only one race remaining, which is at the end of this month.

It also marked the seventh time in Dover's career that he has recorded at least a dozen feature wins.

"The track was rough, heavy and fast for the heat race," he said. "We snuck up to third right away and rode around. We were lucky enough to get in the dash and we drew a good number. We learned some stuff at the Jackson Nationals (earlier this month) about our fuel system and that was an advantage in the dash. We took off on the start and led every lap. It was the same way in the feature."

Dover maneuvered from fifth to third in a heat race and he won the dash after starting on the outside of the front row. He capped the night by leading the distance of the A Main.

"The track was really fast all night," he said. "By feature-time it was hammer down and you don't lift. We lapped up to fifth and then there was a yellow with two laps to go. That was probably the best my car has felt out of the three nights it's felt great this year. I could go anywhere on the track and it'd stick. I never struggled to get ahold of the track."

Dover wrapped up the weekend on Sunday with a special family function followed by a 305ci winged sprint car race at Eagle Raceway.

"It was my grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary," he said. "I was there from 9 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon. I wasn't any help to the guys at all. They busted their butts and got the car washed and switched the motor. I met them at the track and the car was ready to go."

Dover advanced from seventh to fourth place in a heat race, which missed a spot into the feature redraw by only one position. That lined him up on the inside of the eighth row in the A Main.

"We picked a car off every couple of laps," he said. "We were running sixth when the guy running fifth clipped an infield tire and drove up the track and got us in the left rear. I was able to keep it going, but it ruined our torsion bar, shock and tire. We pulled in trying to fix it and called it a night when we saw the damage. We were probably a top-three car and that's pretty awesome considering we don't run many 305 races."

Dover will return to action this Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series. He enters the MSTS season finale ranked second in the championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. - Heat race: 3 (5); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

Sept. 9 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 16 (15).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 12 wins, 24 top fives, 29 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Certified Transmission

Certified Transmission is one of the largest independent manufactured transmission repair and remanufacturing facilities in the country. Established in 1979, Certified Transmission has 13 retail stores in four states. For more information, visit http://www.CertifiedTransmission.com .

"Certified Transmission has been a great sponsor the last few years in helping build Jack Dover Racing," Dover said. "On top of their support for the race team, Certified Transmission put a transmission in my personal truck a few years ago and it has worked flawlessly ever since."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, SSS Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Makes Minor Adjustment to IMCA Nationals for Good of the Sport

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 12, 2018) - There is a slight change for the IMCA Nationals, which is the final event of the season for Jackson Motorplex.

"Due to the fact that Arlington Raceway is hosting a high-paying IMCA stock car race on the same night as the final night of our IMCA Nationals, we have decided to drop the IMCA stock car class from our IMCA Nationals on Sept. 28-29 in order to give all the stock car drivers the opportunity to race for the larger payout," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said.

IMCA sport compacts, IMCA hobby stocks, IMCA sport mods and IMCA a mods will race both nights during two complete shows on Sept. 28-29. Additionally, the Late Model Street Stock Touring Series will compete at Jackson Motorplex on Sept. 29 for its final points event of the season.

The Friday night show (Sept. 28) will be Fan Appreciation Night and all fans will get in for FREE. On Saturday (Sept. 29), tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free.

Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. each night.

The next event at Jackson Motorplex is the SeaFoam Motor Treatment presents the Open Wheel Nationals on Sept. 21-22. Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids, NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc and IMCA vintage cars will be competing.

UP NEXT -

Sept. 21-22 during the SeaFoam Motor Treatment presents the Open Wheel Nationals featuring Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports battles through tough draw at PDTR

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 12, 2018 – Despite finding themselves behind the 8-ball throughout the second-to-last Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program of the season, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team fought hard to claw out an 11th place showing in the 360 Sprint Car A main at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 8.

With 27 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars signed in for the program, an unfriendly draw forced the 26-year veteran to start last in the first Sprint Car heat race. After lining up ninth in the nine-car heat race, Pokorski worked past Tyler Brabant and Chris Clayton with a nifty low move in turn one to advance to seventh on lap 2. Pokorski maintained his position the rest of the way to notch a seventh-place showing in the 10-lap race.

After making the A-main invert when another driver was disqualified for failing to weigh in following heat race action, Pokorski started the extended 30-lap 360 Sprint Car A main from the 16th spot. The 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association Masters Series champion searched to find his comfort zone on the tricky track surface in the opening laps of the event.

On lap 4, Pokorski moved up to 15th in the running order. Three laps later, Pokorski worked around Scott Conger and Tony Wondra to advance to the 13th spot. After settling in to run the outside groove, Pokorski powered around Doug Wondra on lap 13 to work his way into 12th.

As the laps wound down, Pokorski hit his stride as he bolted past Chris Flick in turn four on lap 16 to secure 11th. Pokorski was gaining quickly on the 10th-place car of Travis Arenz when the checkered flag flew on the caution-free race, which was won by Justin Miller.

“We knew we were going to have a hard road to hoe with the bad number draw for the heat race,” Pokorski said. “We tried a couple of things hoping to make the car better than the last couple weeks in the heat race. Instead, it made it worse. So, we went back to what's been working for us for the A main and the car was good again. I think over the last five laps, we were as fast as anyone, but starting 16th really makes it tough.”

After two weeks off, the Pokorski Motorsports team will close out the 2018 PDTR and Midwest Sprint Car Association campaign on Saturday, Sept. 29 at The Plymouth Dirt Track, along with the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series, Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars and Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprints.

Pokorski enters the final night of the 2018 season tied for fourth place in the PDTR point standings with Danny Schlafer, 94 points behind points leader Kurt Davis. In the MSA points race, Pokorski also sits fourth.

“We are hoping to put together a solid run in our last night of the year to finish off the season strong,” Pokorski said. “Then we will start getting ready for next year right away. I picked up some body panels on Saturday to start the preparation process for 2019 already.”

The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2018 season include: Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company. For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com. Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Quest Engineering Inc. Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Quest Engineering of Richfield, Wis. as a new sponsor for the 2018 racing season. Quest Engineering focuses solely on full overlay cabinetry and complimenting custom products, including kitchen, bath, closets, garage, entertainment and commercial casework projects. Quest’s skilled team of customer advocates, product specialists, engineers, production managers and operations team rely on a continuous improvement philosophy to pave the road to success. Founded as a contract wood products fabricator in West Bend by brothers Chris and Todd Lefeber in 2001, Quest operated on mostly manual machines until adding CNC equipment and parametric engineering software to its repertoire in 2006. In late 2008, Quest Engineering made the move from a direct sales to a dealer sales model with an increased focus on its capacity as a manufacturer. Quest moved from its original facility in West Bend to a newly renovated production facility in Richfield in fall 2012. In May 2015, working with equipment, software, and special service vendors, Quest expanded with the addition of a second manufacturing plant. Housing a flexible casework production cell, a custom fabrication cell and a small warehouse, a new facility in Jackson was opened, featuring a design center and showroom. “We spent time working on new sponsorship for this year and we are very excited to have Quest Engineering on board with us for 2018,” Pokorski said. “Quest is a local manufacturer of quality cabinets and we encourage our fans to check out their line of products.” Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Quest Engineering Inc. by phone at 262-334-4949 or by visiting www.questcabinets.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.pedaldownpromotions.com or call 920-323-7970.

2018 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule Saturday, September 29 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2018 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers Total Events – 23 MSA events – 22 IRA events - 1 A Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 5 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 16 Heat Race Victories – 5

 

 

Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster Champion Crowned Saturday Night at Calistoga Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA, )- An action packed season comes to a head on Saturday night as the stars and cars of the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster converge on Calistoga Speedway for the 10th and final night of action in 2018 where a new champion will be crowned.

In what has been a memorable season that has featured numerous late race heroics, one final night of action remains in 2018 as the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster will share the spotlight with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the famed Calistoga Speedway.

Heading into Saturday night, Lemoore, CA driver Cole Macedo is in the driver’s seat to claim his first career Civil War Sprint Car Series pres. by Flowmaster Championship, and join a who’s who of past champions of the historic series. While not official yet, Macedo is still hungry looking for his first career series win, and showed speed during the June visit at the track as he was able to finish in the third position.

While Macedo comes into Saturday night with quite the cushion, another youngster sits second in the standings and that is Dustin Freitas. Freitas and family have been a great addition to the series in 2018, and the youngster rides a wave of momentum into the season finale after he put together a run from the C main to transfer into the ‘A’ Main during the most recent event at the Silver Dollar Speedway just one week ago.

Saturday’s 10th and final event of the season puts a bow on a season that has seen seven different winners overall and of those there has been three first time winners with the season in Bud Kaeding, Steven Kent, and Tanner Thorson, and only two repeat winners as Justin Kent and Tanner Thorson swept the season events at Marysville Raceway and Ocean Speedway respectively.

Saturday night the racing action is slated to kick off at 7pm, and pre sale tickets are available now by clicking over to https://dirtcar.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=270.

2018 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

9/15 Calistoga Speedway- Season Finale with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster brings 2018 to a close on Saturday night in Calistoga, CA.

2018 WINNERS: Justin Sanders (March 24th Marysville Raceway), Bud Kaeding (April 21st Thunderbowl Raceway), Steven Kent (May 5th Thunderbowl Raceway), Justin Sanders (May 26th Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (May 27th Silver Dollar Speedway), Colby Copeland (June 23rd Calistoga Speedway), Tanner Thorson (July 20th Ocean Speedway), Tanner Thorson (August 25th Ocean Speedway), Tim Kaeding (Sept. 5th Silver Dollar Speedway).

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints. For more information on Flowmaster, please visit www.flowmastermufflers.com.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360ci Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2018, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 10 events at 5 different tracks around California.

 

 

Lucas Ashe Set For Nor-Cal Posse Shootout in Placerville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: A very busy week in Northern California saw Lucas Ashe compete aboard both a winged 360 sprint car and also saw him get back to his roots as he competed in the Outlaw Kart Showcase in Chico, CA.

“It was great to get back in the sprint car and continue to learn how to tune on our car,” Lucas Ashe said. “Lee Lindgren and Tanner Thorson both helped so much last week, I really thank them for feeding me so much information.”

Taking on 46 cars both Wednesday and Thursday night in Chico, CA, Ashe would fail to make the feature event on both nights, but he was confident with what he was able to accomplish as he continues to act as driver and crew chief.

“Our results don’t show it as we finished 8th and 9th in the ‘B’ Mains, but I felt we were pretty fast all week,” Ashe added. “We had a heat race mishap on Wednseday and were almost able to rebound from it.”

With a long hiatus from his last winged 360ci race, Ashe still was able to hold his own as the field was stacked during both night’s of action.

“CJ Tucker has also been a really huge helping hand for our program, and I have to thank him along with my family for sticking with me and providing guidance,” Ashe added. “Looking forward to getting up to Placerville for two nights next weekend.”

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank Jester Auto Museum and Event Center, SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, Triple X Race Co., DMI Components, VSR, Factory QRC, Shaver Racing Engines, Rod End Supply, Fat Cat Propane, and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 24, Wins-0, Top-5’s-3, Top-10’s-8

ON TAP: Ashe returns to action on September 21st and 22nd at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook. You can also keep up with Lucas by clicking over to www.lucasasheracing.com.

 

 

Justin Sanders Scores Pair of Top 5’s at Gold Cup with Dale Miller Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking their show on the road last week, Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports tested themselves against some of the regions top teams during the first two nights of the Gold Cup Race of Champions, and to no surprise they were in the mix both nights as Sanders scored fourth and fifth place finishes.

“It was a tale of two different surfaces on Wednesday and Thursday night, but we had good speed both nights and had a really good showing,” Justin Sanders said.

Wednesday night the curtain went up on the 65th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions as Sanders and team took on the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster. A total of 46 cars checked into the event and Sanders kicked his night off by timing the Thompson’s Auto/RedHawk Casino/Dale Miller Septic, Inc. entry in third fastest and set himself up for the rest of the night.

On the slick surface, heat races proved to be entertaining and Sanders battle up front as a third place finish locked him into the Dash where his fifth place finish put him in the third row to start the 30-lap feature event.

When the feature event rolled around rubber was already down on the speedway, and things did not look good for passing on this night. Sanders would run in fourth for much of the race before a restart saw Sean Becker drop him back to fifth. Continuing to keep his machine in the rubber, the Watsonville, CA driver used a late restart to retake the fourth position where he would close out his night.

Back in action on Thursday to try his hand at a format just unveiled a couple of weeks before the Gold Cup, Sanders would time the Dale Miller prepared entry in 22nd quickest, and with way the format was he would find himself in the second row of his heat.

Making some big moves in heat racing action, Sanders would pick up the win which would be important on this night as he would then line up fourth in the feature event and in prime position for another top finish.

With the surface a little more racy on this night, Sanders and company anticipated the surface slicking off and tightened their machine up prior to the feature. With the track staying really good all night long, Sanders’ would be a little on the tight side and his machine would not be as maneuverable as he had hoped.

Still, getting his elbows up, Sanders would battle with the likes of Tim Kaeding, Kyle Larson, Tony Gualda, and Jace Vander Weerd as he capped the 360ci portion of Gold Cup off with a fifth place finish.

“I think it was great that we ran well on both kinds of surfaces,” Sanders said. “Dale Miller does a great job with his team, and it is a pleasure to race with him when I am able to.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Auto, RedHawk Casino, Dale Miller Septic, Inc, El Dorado Hills Landscaping, Anrak Corporation, Frank’s Body Shop, Wion’s Powder Coating, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Motion Media Wraps, Hangtown Sheet Metal and Fabrication, and Vortex Wings for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 16, Wins- 3, Top-5’s-7, Top-10’s-9

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders will team back up on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

 

 

FAST to crown champions this weekend at Fremont Speedway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 Contact: Rich Farmer fremontspeedway@yahoo.com

FREMONT, Ohio - The 10th season of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics and the eighth season of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro will wrap up during the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway, Friday and Saturday, Sept.14 and 15.

The FAST 410 series will crown its $10,000 champion Friday while the FAST 305 series will crown its champion Saturday. The FAST 410 teams will battle for $3,000 to win Friday with an increased total purse. Fremont will have a $10,000 to win A-main Saturday with a purse paying $500 just to start the A-main.

And while Friday night is not a FAST 305 point night, the teams will compete for $1,000 to win the A-main.

"We've had some very exciting FAST events in 2018 with more money paid out to the teams. That has always been the goal of the FAST series, to put money back in the hands of the loyal teams and to showcase the great talent we have in this region," said Rich Farmer, FAST President.

"I want to thank all the great marketing partners who make the FAST series possible. We could not have grown and accomplished what we have without their support and the support of the race teams," Farmer added.

Going into the weekend Gibsonburg, Ohio's Craig Mintz, who recently earned his third 410 sprint car championship at Fremont Speedway, holds a commanding 109 point lead thanks to opening the year at "The Track That Action Built" with four consecutive wins. Mintz earned FAST titles in 2009 and 2013 and essentially just needs to take a green flag in competition Friday to wrap up the series championship. Byron Reed is the only other driver with more series titles having taken championships in 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Republic, Ohio's Cap Henry has been the hottest driver in Ohio the past month and sits second in the FAST standings. Henry also has four series wins in 2018 - June 1 at Attica Raceway Park; Aug. 4 at Fremont Speedway; Aug. 11 at Mansfield Motorsports Park; and Aug. 18 at Sharon Speedway.

Gibsonburg, Ohio's Stuart Brubaker is third in the FAST 410 series standings with a FAST win on May 18 at Attica Raceway Park where he earned his first ever 410 sprint track championship in 2018. Brubaker won the first FAST 305 title in 2010.

Sandusky, Ohio's Chris Andrews is fourth in the series standings with back-to-back FAST wins at Fremont on June 30 and July 7.

Napoleon, Ohio's Tyler Gunn rounds out the top five in FAST 410 points. 2017 FAST champion D.J. Foos, who also earned the 2012 FAST 305 title, sits sixth going into the final series race with Nevada, Ohio's Jess Stiger in seventh. Fremont, Ohio's Kelsey Ivy will be the 2018 FAST 410 Rookie of the Year and is eighth in series points.

Rounding out the top 10 are Tiffin, Ohio's Duane Zablocki and Plano, Texas driver TJ Michael. Reed is 11th in the FAST points with a series win May 4 at Attica Raceway Park. Wooster, Ohio's Broc Martin is 12th in FAST points and has a series win at Attica on June 29.

Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller - arguably the hottest 305 sprint car driver in the country in 2018 with 10 total wins - will unseat Paul Weaver as the champion of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro. Miller has a commanding 127 point lead with six series wins in 2018 - June 15 at Limaland Motorsports Park; June 16 at Fremont; June 29 at Fremont; June 30 at Attica, July 28 at Fremont; and Aug. 3 at Limaland.

Ivy, who was recently crowned the 2018 Fremont Speedway champion, scored a series win at Waynesfield Motorsports Park. Fredericktown, Ohio's Tyler Street sits third in the FAST standings, having earned his first ever sprint car win with the series at Mansfield Motorsport Park on Aug. 11.

Mansfield, Ohio's Kyle Peters has had a break-out season, scoring many top five finishes and nearly getting his first sprint car win at Limaland only to be passed on the last lap by Miller. He is fourth in the FAST standings, only 23 points behind Street. Clyde, Ohio's Brandon Moore rounds out the top five, only 27 points away from third in the standings.

Fremont, Ohio's Seth Schneider, who finished second in Fremont Speedway's track points, is sixth in the FAST standings, with 2015 FAST champion Bobby Clark seventh after having scored series win May 5 at Fremont. Sandusky, Ohio's Kyle Capodice, who finished second in the Attica track points, is eighth with Tiffin, Ohio's Matt Lucius sitting ninth. Paul Weaver, who wrapped up his third straight Attica title a few weeks ago, rounds out the top 10 in FAST points with series wins May 18 and July 27 at Attica.

Gates open both days at Fremont Speedway at 4 p.m. with racing slated for 7 p.m.

For more information on Fremont Speedway and the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont.

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads – www.allproheads.com

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads as well as the new generation 3 and Mopar W9RP heads. All Pro caters to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's sprints, super late models, drag racing, off-road, marine or road racing, you can’t on All Pro.

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont, Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. For more information call Jon Horn at 419-559-9449.

About Ohio Logistics – www.ohiologistics.com

Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Ohio Logistics provides all the assets and operational support necessary to meet your most sophisticated logistical requirements. The company’s story is one of very impressive growth. Started in June of 1988, Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center, Inc. opened in the General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone #151 in the Tall Timbers Business Park. By 1996 the company had grown to 5 locations in 3 States and started doing business as Ohio Logistics. Currently Ohio Logistics is in 18 locations in 6 states operating over 6,000,000 square feet. Built on a sound financial base, Ohio Logistics will strive to exceed your expectations regarding your leasing and supply-chain management needs.

About Engine Pro

Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro produces high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributor at enginepro.com

All Pro Aluminum Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics Points

1. Craig Mintz, 2816 pts.

2. Cap Henry - 109 pts.

3. Stuart Brubaker – 119 pts.

4. Chris Andrews – 192 pts.

5. Tyler Gunn – 236 pts.

6. DJ Foos – 324 pts.

7. Jess Stiger – 473 pts.

8. Kelsey Ivy – 590 pts.

9. Duane Zablocki – 623 pts.

10. TJ Michael – 806 pts.

FAST 410 winners 2018

April 21, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz

May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Byron Reed

May 5, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (2)

May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Stuart Brubaker

May 25, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (3)

June 1, Attica Raceway Park – Cap Henry

June 2, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (4)

June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Broc Martin

June 30, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews

July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – Cale Conley

July 7, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews (2)

July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Travis Philo

Aug. 4, Fremont Speedway - Cap Henry (2)

Aug. 11, Mansfield Motor Speedway - Cap Henry (3)

Aug. 18, Sharon Speedway, Cap Henry (4)

JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro Points

1. Jamie Miller, 3004 pts.

2. John Ivy – 127 pts.

3. Tyler Street – 208 pts.

4. Kyle Peters – 231 pts.

5. Brandon Moore – 235 pts.

6. Seth Schneider– 314 pts.

7. Bobby Clark – 352 pts.

8. Kyle Capodice – 418 pts.

9. Matt Lucius – 667 pts.

10. Paul Weaver - 1463 pts.

FAST 305 winners in 2018

May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Dustin Stroup

May 5, Fremont Speedway – Bobby Clark

May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Paul Weaver

May 26, Fremont Speedway – Steve Rando

June 15, Limaland Motorsports Park – Jamie Miller

June 16, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (2)

June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Jamie Miller (3)

June 30, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (4)

July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – John Ivy

July 6, Attica Raceway Park – Dustin Stroup (2)

July 13, Limaland Motorsports Park – Alvin Roepke

July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Paul Weaver (2)

July 28, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (5)

Aug. 3, Limaland Motorsports Park – Jamie Miller (6)

Aug. 11, Mansfield Motor Speedway - Tyler Street

 

 

ALLENTOWN INDOOR RACE TICKETS GOING ON SALE FOR JANUARY 4-5 FOURTH ANNUAL EVENT

ALLENTOWN, PA September 12, 2018 . . . The fourth annual Ironton Telephone Allentown Indoor Auto Race weekend has been set for Friday and Saturday January 4th and 5th. Tickets for the blockbuster event will go on sale on September 19th.

The races, run on the concrete floor inside the beautiful PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa., will once again feature the blindingly fast TQ (Three Quarter) Midgets, the agile Champ Karts and wild and unpredictable Slingshots. Indoor Auto racing was introduced to the Lehigh Valley at the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, PA in January, 2016.

Dirt Modified standout Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, N.Y., won the inaugural event in January of 2016 in front of a sold out crowd. Indoor specialist Ryan Flores of Cornelius, N.C. swept both night of the December 2016 event. Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, Long Island, N.Y. and Dirt 360 Sprint driver Scott Kreutter from Buffalo, N.Y. had the hot hand indoors last January despite frigid record low temperatures outside.

Bonsignore, who is the current points leader on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series, used his Allentown win last year as the springboard to claiming the 2017-2018 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels Series Championship.

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

Danny Buccafusca of Rockaway, N.J. and Eddie Reeder of Phillipsburg, N.J. have won the two Slingshot features held previously at the PPL Center. Past Champ Kart victors include Chris Daley of Pleasant Valley, N.Y., and Cale Ross of Lambertville, N.J.

Tickets for the Allentown races are available on-line through a link at the series web-site, indoorautoracing.com, by calling 610-347-TIXX, or stopping at the PPL Center box office at 7th & Hamilton Street in Allentown.

The Allentown event is the second of four events slated for this year’s Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels.

The series opens with the second annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 13-15, 2018 featuring 600cc Micro Sprints inside the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ. 

The Allentown race is up next followed by a trip to Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk Hall on January 25-26, 2019. This event, the NAPA Know How Racing Weekend will feature the 17th running of the Gambler’s Classic for TQ Midgets on Saturday night.

On-line tickets links for all four events, host hotel room deals, entry blanks and rules are available at indoorautoracing.com. Event sponsorship opportunities and other information is available by calling the series office at 609-888-3618 or e-mail danny@aarn.com.

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway Set For 14th Annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Presented By Nitro 54 Variety and Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals September 14-15

 By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 12, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway is set for it’s biggest weekend of the season and the most lucrative 360 Sprint Car race in the Northeast with the $10,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start 14th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety on Saturday, September 15 and Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 14. The weekend will feature the top 360 Sprint Car racers in the Northeast and from across North America along with Ohsweken’s top weekly racers.

All four of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement racing divisions will be on display to the large crowd at some point over the two-day event. The weekend is headlined by the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and will also feature the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks on one of the two days.

Race time is 7:30pm each night. Reserved adult grandstand admission is $20 for the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 14 and children 12 and under are $5 or less. Reserved adult grandstand admission is $40 for the 14th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety and $15 for children 12 and under. Reserved tickets can be purchased online in advance at www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

14th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety

The pinnacle of Ohsweken’s season takes place on Saturday, September 15 with the 14th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety. As of September 12, the current entry list stands at 69 drivers from two Canadian provinces, six states and seven different sanctioning bodies. The current entry list also features three former event winners in three-time CSCN champion Steve Poirier of St. Mathieu-de-Beloil, Quebec, two-time ASCS National Champion Sam Hafertepe Jr. of Rockwall, Texas and All-Star Circuit of Champions pilot Parker Price-Miller of Kokomo, Indiana.

Also pre-entered is 2018 are Ohsweken Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car champion Dylan Westbrook of nearby Scotland, Ontario, the 2018 Southern Ontario Sprints champion Cory Turner of Caistor Centre, Ontario, current Patriot Sprint Tour point leader Chuck Hebing of Ontario, New York, Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints point leader Jason Barney of Brewerton, New York, NRA Sprint Invaders point leader Jared Horstman of Cloverdale, Ohio and Great Lakes Super Sprints high point man Dustin Daggett of Portland, Michigan.

In addition to the $10,000 USD winner’s prize in Saturday night’s 35-lap A-Feature and 30-car Feature, drivers will be racing for $1,000 USD just to start the main event. Drivers will also be racing for a long list of contingency awards. A full list of contingency awards is available at www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will also be in action on Saturday, September 15 at the 14th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals with their own $1,000-to-win Nitro 54 Variety Crate Showdown. Drivers will also be racing for $750 for second, $500 for third, $400 for fourth and $300 for fifth and a minimum of $100 to start the A-Feature. The ultra-talented division of Crate Sprint Car drivers will have their opportunity to shine on one of Sprint Car Racing’s biggest stages. The 2018 division champion Shone Evans will be competing in 360 Sprint Car portion of the Nationals as will fellow competitors Holly Porter and Jacob Dykstra, but division mainstays Aaron Turkey, Hannah Ferrell, Lucas Smith, Dereck Lemyre, Caleb Wood, Paul Klager, and the most recent first-time winner, Josh Hansen, are all among the drivers expected to be in action and competing for a cool $1,000 winner’s prize. ___________________

Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals

The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars will also be in action on Friday, September 14 as well with drivers competing for one of two guaranteed starting spots in Saturday’s $10,000 USD-to-win A-Feature. Friday’s format often Features plenty of thrilling action as drivers are forced to qualify into one of the twin 15-lap and $500-to-win Features via their heat race, with only 15 cars qualifying for each race. The winner of each 15-lap Feature race will earn a guaranteed starting spot in the fifth row (9th and 10th) in Saturday’s 35-lap A-Feature.

Also scheduled for Friday’s program is the rain-postponed Patriot Sprint Tour A-Feature from Friday, July 20. That event already has 26 driver locked into a 25-lap event paying $3,333 to the winner. Matt Bilings of Brockville, Ontario is scheduled to start on the pole along with ASCS National tour competitor Alex Hill of Six Nations, Ontario. Scott Kreutter, Chuck Hebing and Mark Smith are also scheduled to start inside the top-five.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks will battle it out in their final 20-lap Feature of the season during the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals. Dave Bailey has clinched his fourth straight championship in the division entering the race with an 86-point gap over second-place Logan Shwedyk. The rest of the top-five is far from solidified though as Shwedyk enters only 13 points ahead of Ken Sargent for second while Trevor DeBoer is just 17 points back in fourth. Christopher Hale, who has won the last three Feature race is fifth, 26 points back of Shwedyk for second. Completing the top-10 in the standings are Ryan Beagle, Jim Lampman, Billy Bleich Jr., Mark Bazuin, and Blake Bomberry Jr.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

The HRW Automotive Mini Stock championship will come down to the final 15-lap Feature of the season. Entering the final race of the season, Matt Nuell is just 10 points ahead of Gillian Hils for the championship title. Sean Iftody also remains in championship contention with a 30-point gap back of Nuell. Dusty DeBoer and Jonathan Ayrton round out the top-five entering Friday’s finale. Mike Sarantakos, Time DeBoer, Kyle Wert, Martin Schroeder and Tristan Da Silva round out the top-10 prior to this week’s action. ___________________

About Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sport and entertainment company that is dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multipurpose 3,000 spectator capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The mission of Arrow Express Sports is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at www.aeslacrosse.com.

About Burger Barn: Since opening in 2011, Burger Barn has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their show “You Gotta Eat Here”. Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing “That was the best burger I’ve ever had”. Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Burger Barn is located at 3000 Fourth Line in Ohsweken, just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call them at 519-445-0088, and visit www.BurgerBarn.ca for more information.

14TH ANNUAL CSCN ENTRY INFO Entries continue to be accepted for the 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/

TICKETS AND CAMPING Advanced reserved seating tickets and reserved campsites are on sale now for the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000 USD to win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

PAST CSCN WINNERS 2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA 2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA 2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA 2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA 2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA 2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA

2018 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS: MIKE EMHOF MOTORSPORTS PRESENTS AWARD FOR HIGHEST-FINISHING EAGLE CHASSIS
By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ontario (September 11, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Mike Emhof Motorsports will again sponsor a cash award at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety this weekend.

The $100 USD award will be presented by Mike Emhof Motorsports to the highest-finishing driver utilizing an Eagle chassis on Saturday, September 15. Five of the 69 pre-entered drivers are currently eligible for the award, including Steve Poirier, Barry Dunn, Pete Richardson, Steve Glover, and Dave Axton.

Many other cash prizes are also be available, including $10,000 USD for Saturday’s A-Feature winner, and a minimum $1,000 USD for every Saturday night A-Feature starter; visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information about the purse and cash awards available during the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

About Mike Emhof Motorsports: Mike Emhof offers his knowledge and racing experience through his open-wheel racing parts distribution business. Mike’s years of experience behind the wheel and with wrenches in hand help racers make sound purchasing decisions when choosing quality products for top performance on the track. When you choose Mike Emhof Motorsports, you are choosing a solid reputation in quality products. Mike Emhof Motorsports represents dozens of product manufacturers, and offers thousands of products, and is track-side at open wheel racing events throughout the northeast on a weekly basis. They are current with changes in the sport, and their product lines represent those changes. Centrally located in Sodus, New York, Mike Emhof Motorsports is 45 minutes east of Rochester, New York, and just over an hour west of Syracuse New York. If you want your speed parts as quick as your car, give Mike Emhof Motorsports a call for all of your open wheel racing needs at 585-370-6495, or visit their website at www.mikeemhofmotorsports.com

14TH ANNUAL CSCN ENTRY INFO
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/

TICKETS AND CAMPING
Advanced reserved seating tickets and reserved campsites are on sale now for the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000 USD to win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information.

CSCN HISTORY
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

PAST CSCN WINNERS
2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA
2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA
2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA
2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA
2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA
2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY LIVE STREAM
Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca, on our official Facebook page, and on YouTube.

2018 SEASON
Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA
Phone: (519) 717-0023
Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com
Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
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Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Part Failure Hampers Tony Gualda’s Platinum Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking advantage of a rare midweek race at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA, Tony Gualda and the C&M Motorsports team looked extremely strong in the early goings of the feature event until a part failure forced Gualda to retire from the event.

“We had a really fast racecar, and I was having a blast but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be,” Tony Gualda said. “Huge thanks to Cody, Mandi, MF, and everyone else who helps out on making the night possible.”

With 46 cars packed into the pits, Gualda would lock himself into the 30-lap feature event by earning quick time honors during qualifications. With the Top-Six qualifiers locking straight into the feature and foregoing a heat race for the Fast Dash, Gualda would finish third in that and find himself seventh on the starting grid.

With some track massaging taking place during the night, the surface was picture perfect for the 30-lap finale. Lining up behind the heat race winners, the Hollister, CA driver had a very strong Moorefield Construction, Inc./Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA mount underneath him as he quickly jumped into the Top-Five.

Running well inside the Top-Five, Gualda would find himself in the fourth position as the race hit the halfway point. Staring to battle for the last spot on the podium on the 18th lap, Gualda would lose power under caution and take a trip to the work area.

The crew would work feverishly to find an issue, but it proved to be to much to fix in a short period of time and Gualda’s night would come to an end.

“It was a bummer, but it was fun to take part in a different format,” Gualda said. “Looking forward to Placerville on Saturday for the final points race of the season.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Inc., Hollister Auto Parts, PitStopUSA, PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports are eyeing some schedules with Placerville Speedway now off for two weeks.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-12.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tony Gualda on Twitter by following along @TonyGualda99.

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Impressive with IRA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back in the No. 71p entry over the weekend with the IRA Series, Parker Price-Miller would have a bad fast racecar during the two nights of action, but incidents would knock him out of contention during both nights.

“It was a really fun weekend,” Parker Price-Miller said. “Just to go racing with my family only for the first time in three years or so was a blast. I was surprised with just how fast we were, but we were definitely in the hunt both nights.”

Friday night PPM checked in at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, WI where he would time the Indy Race Parts/Townline Variety/Chalk Stix machine in fastest in time trials, which line him up in the second row of his heat race.

Working his way to a second place finish, the Kokomo, IN driver would pull the nine pill in the redraw which placed him in the fifth row to start the feature event. Getting off to a very nice start, PPM would work his way up to fourth when he started battling with the likes of Terry McCarl and Kerry Madsen as the all jockeyed for position.

With a car chopping his nose off, PPM would be forced to take evasive action to avoid contact and it would result in him getting into the fence and ending his night a little early.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Cedar Lake Speedway where PPM would continue to showcase a strong car as he timed in seventh quickest after going out near the end of the time trial session.

Going from third to second in heat race action, Price-Miller would have another tough draw as the 10-pill on this night put him in the fifth row for the second consecutive night.

PPM would have the elbows up again on this night as he had made his way up to sixth in just five short laps. A restart on lap 10 saw him forge his way up to second where he would then wage war with Lynton Jeffrey and Kerry Madsen as the dazzled the crowd.

Amidst the battle, PPM would slide up into the wall and end up getting upside down and his night would come to an abrupt end.

“Saturday night I think we had the car to win, I just misjudged a pass attempt,” He added. “Again, a really fun weekend with my family and I look forward to doing it again soon.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank Townline Variety, Chalk Stix, Indy Race Parts, Bell Helmets, and PPM Titanium for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 67, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 11, Top-10’s: 30.

ON TAP: PPM will head to Canada this weekend as he will take part in the Canadian Nationals Friday and Saturday night.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Parker by following him on Twitter @Parker_PM9.

 

 

Shane Hopkins Looks To Clinch Rookie of the Year and 3rd In Standings During Saturday’s Placerville Speedway Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a tough trip to Silver Dollar Speedway to take part in a couple of 360 events during the 65th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions, Shane Hopkins and the Moxie Motorsports team are focused on finishing what they started at Placerville Speedway.

“It was fun to get up and run in Chico, but our results weren’t what we wanted,” Shane Hopkins said. “With some fun behind us, it is back to business Saturday night at Placerville Speedway as we look to complete some of our pre season goals.”

Racing with the Civil War Series on Wednesday night in Chico, Hopkins would open the night up by timing the Moxie Mechanical/Morrison Concrete/TNT Powdercoat backed No. 97 entry in 20th fastest amongst the 46 cars checked into the feature event.

Finishing fifth in his heat race, the Cameron Park, CA driver would just miss out on transferring into the feature event and would be forced into the semi. Taking the green flag from the third row, Hopkins would find himself in a lap two pile-up that would force him to the back of the pack.

With 10-laps to get back into the top-six, Hopkins would give it all he had but would come up short as he would close his night out in 13th.

Thursday night a unique format was in place for the first Platinum Cup and Hopkins’ night would get started out in a bit of hole after time trials.

Finishing seventh in his heat race after lining up 10th, Hopkins would move into the semi where he would keep moving forward as he worked from 16th to finish 11th which would end his 2018 Gold Cup.

“Thursday night we were racy, we just needed some more ponies with the way the track was,” Hopkins said. “Still, I am appreciative for the opportunity to race, and am thankful for what Vern Morrison, my family, and our partners do. Really looking forward to Saturday night.”

Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports would like to thank Moxie Mechanical, Morrison Concrete, TNT Powdercoat, LRB Ent., ADCO Driveline, C&H Veteran Enterprises, Soares Motorsports, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Capital Ace Hardware, Johnson Motorsports, American River Overhead, Americote Painting, Gary Morgan Graphics, and ART Enterprises for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-23, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP- Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports are geared up for Saturday’s points finale at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Shane Hopkins by following him on Twitter @ShaneHopkins21, or by following Moxie Motorsports on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/moxie97.

 

 

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg Fifth at Civil War Sprints Gold Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making the trip to Chico, CA to take part in the Civil War Series’ Gold Cup and the new Platinum Cup, Andy Forsberg and team would have a great showing as they ran fifth on Wednesday night before an issues on a restart plagued them on Thursday.

“We had a good car both nights, and I have to thank all of these guys for working hard,” Andy Forsberg said. “Wednesday night the track took rubber on lap ½ or so and we got in line and settled. Thursday we were moving up, the track was a blast but we packed the left rear full of mud after nearly getting over on a restart.”

With 46 cars checked into the Silver Dollar Speedway pit area on Wednesday night to open the 65th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions, Forsberg threw down in qualifying as he ended up earning the Petersen Media Fast Time Award.

Running fourth in his heat race, Forsberg would advance to the Dash where the eight pill lined him up scratch on the field. Getting a couple of positions, the Auburn, CA pilot finished sixth and rolled off the starting grid from the third row on a surface that was already taking rubber before the green flag flew.

Getting in line, Forsberg would take over the fifth position where he would mix it up with Justin Sanders and Sean Becker at times. Keeping his tires in the rubber, Forsberg would baby them enough to survive all 30-laps as he finished fifth.

Returning to the speedway on Thursday night, Forsberg would time the Econo Lube-N-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed entry in fourth quickest which would automatically lock him into the 30-lap feature event as well as the Fast Dash with the format in use on this night.

Finishing fifth in the Dash, Forsberg would line up ninth in the feature event with the heat winners lining up in front of the Dash cars. Working his way forward, an early restart would see Forsberg nearly get over but he would be able to keep the rubber side down.

Packing his left rear full of mud, Forsberg would head back to the work area, and ultimately call it a night.

“It was a fun couple of nights with the F&F guys trying some things and running the unique format,” Forsberg added. “Saturday night we get back to Placerville and will have some more fun.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2018.

ON TAP: Forsberg and F&F Racing will be in action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-7, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-19.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter, and keep up with Andy by following him on Twitter @Aforsberg92

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, and boost awareness.

 

 

Brock Zearfoss Fourth at Tuscarora 50 Opener Before Rain Delays the Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: Fresh off of a strong Labor Day Weekend that saw a fourth place finish at the Dirt Classic Ohio Opener and a second place finish at the Port Royal Labor Day Show, Brock Zearfoss and Destiny Motorsports continued to run well as Zearfoss charged from 14th to finish 4th at the Night Before the 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

“Friday night went really well,” Zearfoss said. “We had good speed right out of the box, but we actually had too much speed with the way the track was and it kind of hampered us in our heat race.”

Timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill backed No. 4 entry in fastest in his qualifying group, Zearfoss would line up in the second row of his heat race on a lightning fast surface.

Working his way to a third place finish, ‘The Jonestown Jet’ would make the feature but it would not be enough for a Dash berth. Watching track conditions as the night progressed, Zearfoss and Destiny Motorsports went to work for the 30-lap feature event as the 2017 Port Royal Track Champ was poised to make a run.

Getting off to a great start, Zearfoss had a strong mount underneath him and it showed as he clawed his way forward. Using a late open red to make a small adjustment, Zearfoss would like the direction the team went as he gained another spot to take the checkered flag with a fourth place finish.

“We had an awesome car in the feature, and it got better and better lap after lap,” Zearfoss said. “I really think good things are happening, and I was a little bummed the finale got rained out.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Moose’s LZ Bar and Grill, Heavy Equipment Loaders and Parts, Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint and Supply, Meckleys Limestone, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, HRP, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, C&H Veteran Enterprises, and Hoosier Tires North for their continued support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-78, Wins-0, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-38.

ON TAP: Zearfoss and Destiny Motorsports are slated to be in action on Friday at Outlaw Speedway and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway both with the All Star Circuit of Champions.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com. To stay up to speed with Brock make sure to follow him on Twitter @Brock_Zearfoss.

 

 

Sean Watts Turns Attention to Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: With California 410ci action being on a lengthy break, Sean Watts would be forced to shake off some rust as the World of Outlaws invaded Chico, CA over the weekend for the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

“It is kind of a bummer that we have such a long break and we get to come back racing the Outlaws,” Sean Watts said. “We had pretty good car speed most of the weekend, but no results to show for it. It is a continued work in progress and we will give it a go Wednesday night.”

Friday night at the Gold Cup opener, the Atwater, CA driver would time in 17th quickest in his qualifying group and put himself deep in a heat race. From the ninth starting position, Watts would chase after World of Outlaw regular, Logan Schuchart, as they raced for position before Watts finished eighth.

Lining up in the second row of the ‘C’, Watts would need to pick up a couple of positions to keep his night alive. Battling with Robbie Price and Greg Wilson, Watts would hold down the fourth position but it would not be enough as his Friday came to a close.

Saturday night brought on the Gold Cup finale, and Watts would come out with some speed early in the night. Though the track would start to go away before his time trial slot, Watts would end up 15th quickest in his flight on this night.

Finishing eighth in his heat race, Watts would find himself on the pole of the ‘C’ where he would again chase after one of two transfer positions into the Last Chance Show Down.

Being comfortable most of the night, Watts admitted that something was amiss as he was unable to make any grip and would lose positions. Slipping back through the field, Watts’ Gold Cup would end with an eighth place finish in the ‘C’.

“I thought we had a good chance to move on Saturday night, but for some reason we missed it or something went south in the car,” Watts added. “I felt decent all night up until then. All we can do now is learn from it and ready ourselves for Placerville Speedway.”

Sean and the Watts Rolfe Speed-Sports team would like to thank Grizzly Coolers, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Rolfe Construction, Billet America, Darrel Varni Electric, Kaeding Performance, Shannon Pumps, Stealth Homes, Tee’s and Tops, Team Simpson, Kistler Racing Engines, and Stan Yockey Motorsports for their continued support.

MERCH: Make sure to click over to www.billetamericaproducts.com or visit the No. 98 hauler in the pit area to grab a new Sean Watts T Shirt.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1

ON TAP: Watts will be in action on Wednesday night at Placerville Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Sean Watts by following him on Twitter @SeanWatts98.

 

 

Cox Looks For Continued Success at Placerville Speedway Wednesday Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back in a 410ci sprint car after a long time off over the weekend in Chico, CA, Justyn Cox looks to mirror a string of success in 360ci competition at Placerville Speedway on Wednesday night when the World of Outlaws come into town.

“Friday night we had to shake some rust off and get acclimated to the 410 again, and on Saturday I felt really good, we just had a part failure while running in a transfer spot in our heat race that ended our Gold Cup,” Justyn Cox said.

Friday night Cox kicked the weekend off by timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed machine in 17th quickest in his qualifying flight which put him in an early hole as he adjusted to the bigger engine package.

Lining up ninth in his heat race, the Clarksburg, CA pilot would finish eighth and find himself in the ‘C’ Main event. Not having a good run, Cox would pull off early and end his Gold Cup opener.

Returning to Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday night for the 65th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions finale, Cox would get off to a much better start on this night as he would find himself eighth on the speed chart in his qualifying flight, and in the second row of his heat race.

When his heat came to life, Cox would settle into fourth, and look to be well on his way to the feature event. Cox’s tough weekend would ultimately go up in smoke as a part failure under the hood would bring Cox’s Gold Cup to an end.

“I felt something starting to lay down, and I opted to pull in,” Cox said. “We will put our other engine in and try again on Wednesday night in Placerville, CA. We have been pretty good there on a weekly basis this season, so hopefully we can still run well with these guys.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2018!

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-31, Wins-2, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Cox will be in action Wednesday Night, Sept. 12th at Placerville Speedway.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is an agency that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, and boost awareness.

 

 

I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals Entry Forms Available

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 11, 2018) – Entry forms for the upcoming 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires atop the ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval in Little Rock are now available.

The prestigious event set for the weekend of October 4-6 will feature a Test ‘N Tune session on Thursday, October 4, followed up by a $2,500-to-win preliminary feature on Friday, October 5, and then the $10,000-to-win, $800-to-start 41-lap STN championship finale on Saturday, October 6.

Entries for the event are just $100 and include driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday if submitted by October 1. Entry forms are available at https://i-30speedway.com/flyers/2018%20STN%20Flyer.pdf. Entries submitted after October 1 are $200 and do not include driver pit pass.

Last October, Sammy Swindell made it back-to-back STN wins to become the first five-time winner in event history. Swindell’s back-to-back triumphs in 2017 and 2016 go along with previous wins in 2013, 2011 and 1990 eclipsed Gary Wright’s previous event record of four triumphs.

Along with Hall of Famers and Swindell and Wright, the list of past STN winners is a star-studded one that includes the likes of current NASCAR Xfinity Series title contender Christopher Bell, Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray, John Gerloff and Steve Kinser.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

The Where: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR). I-30 Speedway is located seven miles southwest of Little Rock off I-30 Exit 126 (Alexander Road).

The When: October 4-6, 2018. (Practice on Thursday, October 4, followed by two full cards of racing action on October 5-6).

The Entry Info: Entry forms available at https://i-30speedway.com/flyers/2018%20STN%20Flyer.pdf. Entry is just $100 and includes driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday if submitted by October 1. Entries submitted after October 1 are $200 and do not include driver pit pass.

The Past Winners:

2017-Sammy Swindell

2016-Sammy Swindell

2015-Rained Out

2014-Christopher Bell

2013-Sammy Swindell

2012-Paul McMahan

2011-Sammy Swindell

2010-Brad Sweet

2009-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2008-Tony Bruce, Jr.

2007-Jason Meyers

2006-Jason Johnson

2005-Tim Montgomery

2004-Gary Wright

2003-Gary Wright

2002-Paul McMahan

2001-Jason Sides

2000-Mike Ward

1999-Gary Wright

1998-Tim Crawley

1997-Wayne Johnson

1996-Pete Butler

1995-Gary Wright

1994-Terry Gray

1993-John Gerloff

1992-Rained Out

1991-Steve Kinser

1990-Sammy Swindell

1989-Steve Kinser

1988-Steve Kinser

The Tickets: Day of show prices are $20 on Friday and $28 on Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

Children's tickets will be available at the event only for just $1 on both Friday and Saturday plus a $1 processing fee per ticket if paying by credit/debit card.

To order tickets or for more information, check online at www.i-30speedway or call the track at 501-455-4567.

Pit passes are $35 on both Friday and Saturday. Driver pit pass for Friday and Saturday is included in the $100 entry fee if submitted by the deadline.

For more information regarding I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals, check at www.i-30speedway.com or call the track at 501-455-4567.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Hopeful to Return to Racing by Early October Following Fractured Femur

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi will be sidelined for approximately another month as he recovers from a broken bone in his right leg.

Scelzi sustained a fracture in his femur during a crash on Sept. 1 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., at a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and flew home to California on Sept. 3. Scelzi had an MRI that day and it revealed the significance of the injury.

"I have about three to six weeks of bed rest," he said. "If it heals up right I can get back in the car. I'll just need physical therapy for the muscles and ligaments, but in the meantime I have to stay in bed all the time."

Scelzi said his goal is to return to action by the first week of October and to be up to speed by the 25th annual Trophy Cup, which is Oct. 18-20 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

Scelzi produced a career-best season this year prior to the injury.

"I'm happy with where we're at, but I'm frustrated that I didn't get to see what we could do at the Gold Cup last weekend," he said. "With the way we've been running and how well I run at Silver Dollar Speedway (in Chico, Calif.) I feel like that was my best shot at winning a World of Outlaws race. I'm hungry to get back in the car and return to racing."

Scelzi recently tied his career-best World of Outlaws finish of third and his six top 10s this year with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' is more than the previous five years combined.

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 5 wins, 14 top fives, 27 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

Schoenfeld Headers is the manufacturer of competition headers, mufflers and exhaust systems. The company specializes in circle track, drag, tractor pull and boat headers. For more information, visit http://www.SchoenfeldHeaders.com .

"I'd like to thank the entire Schoenfeld family for helping my brother and I throughout our entire career," Scelzi said. "They have the best headers in the business."

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

 

 

Bergman Scores Runner-Up Result During Debut at Wagner Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WAGNER, S.D. (Sept. 11, 2018) - Seth Bergman captured his 16th podium finish of the season last Saturday when he made his debut at Wagner Speedway during a Midwest Sprint Touring Series show.

Bergman placed second in a heat race before lining up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"I ran third early and I slid for second around Lap 5," he said. "We ran down the leader, but the track got to where it was right around the bottom. I tried to make a pass for the lead on the outside. There wasn't anything up there so I just got back in line. I was good, but it got to where you couldn't leave the bottom."

Bergman's second-place result marked his fifth runner-up finish of the year.

He is scheduled to compete this Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region and ASCS Red River Region. It will mark his final opportunity to race at the bullring before the famed Short Track Nationals next month.

"It's an opportunity to test," he said. "We don't vary too far off our setup to try to improve on a package that's solid. It's not very often we try to rewrite the playbook. We have a lot of good knowledge throughout the years and a good baseline. We might try a few subtle things. We go there with what we'd go there to race for the $10,000 to see if it's close."

Bergman is looking for his first career triumph at the quarter-mile oval.

"I think I've finished second there and I've had quite a few top fives," he said. "I thought I was going to win the ASCS National Tour race there earlier this year. I got a run off the top and crossed someone up when we made contact going into turn three. I've run well there, just never sealed the deal."

Bergman, who ranks second in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com championship standings, returns to ASCS National Tour competition Sept. 20-22 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., during the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D. - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 9 wins, 27 top fives, 38 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region and ASCS Red River Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Triple X Race Co.

Triple X Race Components offers the most common sprint car, midget and 600 mini sprint parts. For more information, visit http://www.XXXRaceCo.com.

"I run everything that Triple X makes because they have quality products," Bergman said. "Plus, it's nice to work with a company from my home state. I look forward to achieving a lot of success together."

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

 

 

Championship Night this Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 11, 2018) – It all comes down to Saturday night at Dodge City Raceway Park.

A full season of racing action atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas culminates with Saturday night’s Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event at Dodge City Raceway Park.

Saturday’s card that goes green at 7:00 p.m. marks the final round of championship chase action for each of the track’s five divisions including the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. The Sprint Car portion of the night will pit the DCRP Sprint Cars versus the United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS).

While Saturday’s event brings a conclusion to the championship chases at DCRP, another pair of post-season events are still on the track’s calendar including the BMI Racing Products Dodge City 200 Enduro on September 22 and then the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series on Saturday, October 20.

A handful of drivers lead the way in their respective championship chases going into Saturday’s action including Liberal’s Steven Richardson (DCRP Sprint Cars), Rolla’s Nick Link (IMCA Modifieds), Woodward, Oklahoma’s Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Bazine’s Dusty Witthuhn (IMCA Stock Cars) and Bucklin’s Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

The closest battle for top honors going into the Soderberg Memorial Championship event is in the Sprint Car ranks with Richardson just 17 points ahead of Dodge City’s Brian Herbert.

The IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Stock Cars are still up for grabs as well with Link just 22 points head of Kevin Gray in the Modified title chase and Witthuhn only 20 points ahead of Chris Oliver in the Stock Car chase.

Kaup has already secured his fifth IMCA Sport Modified track championship in six years while Reagan Sellard can put away his second consecutive IMCA Hobby Stock title by merely making an appearance.

Along with the championship battles, positions throughout the top ten in each division are on the line on Saturday night as well.

Past Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Winners:

2017 – Taylor Velasquez (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars), William Nusser (IMCA Modifieds), Brian Davidson (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars), Duane Wahrman (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

2016 – Jake Bubak (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars), Cole Traugott (IMCA Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Michael Pepper (IMCA Stock Cars), David Berger (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

2015 – Taylor Velasquez (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars), Brendon Gemmill (IMCA Modifieds), Jamie French (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars), Reagan Sellard (IMCA Hobby Stocks).

2014 – Taylor Velasquez (URSS Sprint Cars), Jesse Richter (IMCA Modifieds), Nate Ginest (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Ron Hartman (IMCA Stock Cars), Cody Davis (Thunder Cars), Jarett Lunow (Hornets).

2013 – Zach Blurton (URSS Sprint Cars), Ryan Heger (IMCA Modifieds), Josh Appel (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Ron Hartman (IMCA Stock Cars), Dan Rogers (Thunder Cars), James Phelps (Hornets).

General admission for Saturday’s Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship at DCRP is just $20 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations. Contact the Holiday Inn Express at 620-225-1000.

In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action. The complete 2018 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

 

 

Call Shows Promise in Brief Rookie Season for CH Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - LYONS, Ohio (Sept. 11, 2018) - Shane Call showed a lot of promise and he gained an immense amount of racing knowledge during his brief first season behind the wheel of a 305ci winged sprint car for CH Motorsports.

Due to rainouts and other commitments, Call competed in only seven races at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, during his first year of competition in any type of racing.

"I guess it went okay for me not having any prior racing experience," said the 18-year-old, second-generation driver. "A lot of people told me I did great, but it wasn't as good as I had hoped. I didn't picture going out there and winning a whole bunch. But I didn't achieve some of the things that I wanted, like finishing in the top 10 a few times. But overall I learned a lot."

A heat race win and several charges through the field highlighted Call's short season.

"Winning my first heat race was a highlight," he said. "Even though it's just a heat, winning your first race really helps your confidence. There were also some heat races where I passed a number of cars that stuck out."

While Call had a handful of solid heat race runs, he noted there weren't as many feature highlights.

"I think I didn't do as well in the features because the track was different," said Call, whose best feature finish was 15th. "There were a number of times when I was racing on the wrong part of the track. It was difficult for me to get into my head that you can't run the bottom if it isn't there and the same with the top. Inexperience really shows in the features. I need to adapt faster since that caused me some problems. I felt I was getting better at it the last few races."

Call had about as much non-driving experience with sprint cars prior to getting behind the wheel as any 18-year-old could. He had been at the track nearly all his life and served as a crewman on CH Motorsports' 410ci winged sprint car team - co-owned by his father, Aaron - for a number of years.

"I had a pretty good idea what to expect from my experience with working on them," he said. "But there are some things that you just have to experience as a driver. One of the biggest surprises was how much wing speed you can lose when racing with other cars. When you're directly behind another car it really affects yours. There were some other things that I didn't really anticipate because 305 sprint cars can react differently than 410s."

Call would like to race again next year, but has no solid plans as of now.

"I'd definitely like to race again next year," he said. "I really enjoyed it. But we haven't talked about it yet so I have no idea what I'll be doing next year."

SEASON STATS -

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

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"Machacek Concrete sponsored my father when he drove sprint cars," Call said. "I really appreciate their support."

Call would also like to thank Janet Holbrook, Iffland Farms, Ehrsam Excavating, Machacek Concrete, Jerry's Auto Repair, Deshler Lanes, Engler Machine, Gressman Powersports, All Pro, J&J Auto Racing, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, Wings Unlimited, Fisher Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Slade Shock Technology, Astro Titanium, Simpson Race Products and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Hendricks Produces Solid Run at "BC39" Event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SPEEDWAY, Ind. (Sept. 11, 2018) - Zane Hendricks enjoyed a solid run in his qualifier at the Driven2SaveLives "BC39" presented by NOS Energy Drink hosted by The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday.

Unfortunately, that was his final race of the event after all features except the A Main were canceled because of curfew after rain delayed the final day of the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets doubleheader.

Following a fifth-place finish in his heat race on Wednesday, the Tucker-Boat Motorsports driver charged from eighth to third in his qualifier on Thursday.

"I didn't get a very good start," said Hendricks, who was among well over a hundred drivers competing in the event. "We had a caution after a lap or two and I was eighth or ninth. But after the restart I was able to pick off a car about every lap or so. I had a chance at a pass for second after a caution on the white flag lap, but I didn't feel like I could safely get it done. I figured that one position probably wouldn't make a great difference, but who knows now.

"It was too bad that we couldn't race our feature. They didn't post any lineups for any features other than the A Main, but we figured I would've probably started around the middle of the B Main. But I certainly understand why they did it. I was surprised they got in what they did."

The heat race on Wednesday marked his first time behind the wheel of a midget in about two months.

"I felt a little rusty in the car on Wednesday," he said. "The track was a bit rough. We were able to change some things to the car on Thursday morning that made it better for the qualifier."

Hendricks was pleased with the facility, especially considering its maiden event.

"The track was really nice - much better than I expected," he said. "Usually new tracks like that aren't too good. But this one was actually better than some of the regular tracks I've been to. Overall, I was happy with the way things went for us. We were able to move forward on a heavy track where there wasn't a whole lot of passing."

The rain also washed out a planned trip to race with the POWRi series in Oklahoma City on Saturday.

The next race scheduled for Hendricks will be the 37th annual Four Crown Nationals presented by NKT.TV on Sept. 22 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 5 - The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Ind. - Heat race: 5 (4).

Sept. 6 - The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Ind. - Qualifier: 3 (8).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 22 at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the 37th annual Four Crown Nationals presented by NKT.TV with the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

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"We're excited to have CK Power with us," Hendricks said. "We hope that we can build a good partnership with them that will continue in the years to come."

Hendricks would also like to thank Vacuworx, Shorty's Machine Shop, Momentum Racing Suspensions, BP Fab, Esslinger, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Walker Performance Filtration, Eagle Motorsports, Intruder Chassis and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Chase Johnson Earns First Career Non-Wing Sprint Car Win During USAC/CRA California Sprint Week

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2018) - Chase Johnson crossed off another accomplishment from his list of racing goals last week when he captured his first career non-wing sprint car feature victory.

Johnson guided the Shawn and Cyndi Thomas owned sprint car to an AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series triumph last Thursday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., as part of the annual Gold Cup during the Bullett Impressions California Sprint Week.

"We weren't that strong at the beginning of the race, but as more laps went on the track kept progressing and we got faster and faster," Johnson said. "I was able to fine-tune my line where I was faster. The car really started coming alive at the end of the race. The leader made a mistake here and there and I was able to capitalize. It was pretty special. To be able to do it at Gold Cup and to do it at a USAC/CRA Sprint Week show means a lot."

Johnson led the first two laps and the final two laps to garner the meaningful victory, which was the biggest highlight during a stout California Sprint Week. In addition to the win, Johnson posted podium finishes at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on Sept. 2 and at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., last Friday. He finished eighth in the California Sprint Week championship standings.

"We did a lot better this year thanks to more experience with myself as well as the crew," he said. "I felt more comfortable, but at the same time we didn't run any previous races. In years past we've done non-wing races leading up to it. We hadn't run a non-wing race this year. We were a little more behind, but we had some notes to rely on. I thought we were going to be up front in a couple of the events, but to do as good as we did and be able to get the win definitely exceeded my expectations."

Johnson also competed in a pair of winged sprint car races in the Vanlare No. 5v last Wednesday and Thursday at Silver Dollar Speedway during the Gold Cup. He garnered a seventh-place run a week ago Wednesday and he charged from 22nd to a sixth-place result last Thursday.

"It was a good couple of races in the No. 5v," he said. "I felt like we had great speed. It was a different car than we've ran in the past. We were trying something new and it seemed to work really well. I think the results showed we had a fast car both nights.

"I'm very grateful to the Thomas Family and Vanlare Family for the opportunities. It was a great week of racing and I'm happy we were able to produce strong results in both cars."

Johnson is scheduled to return to action this Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 21 (7).

Sept. 2 - Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 3 (4).

Sept. 3 - Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: DNF (4).

Sept. 5 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 8 (3); Feature: 7 (8).

Sept. 6 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. (winged) - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 6 (22).

Sept. 6 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. (non-wing) - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 1 (4).

Sept. 7 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: DNF (5); Feature: 3 (8).

Sept. 8 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 18 (9).

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ChaseJohnsonRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseJohnson24

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

APPAREL -

Johnson has t-shirts and sweatshirts for sale at his race trailer at every race he competes in this season. T-shirts are $25 each and hoodies are $35 apiece.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Safecraft Safety Equipment

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"A company like Safecraft is the perfect addition to the No. 68 team," Johnson said. "With their expansion of Fire Suppression Systems into the market of sprint car racing we plan to help expand their current marketing program."

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

 

 

Mallett Extends Podium Streak to Five Straight Races

Inside Line Promotions - SENOIA, Ga. (Sept. 11, 2018) - Jordon Mallett added to his string of consecutive podium runs last Saturday when he recorded a runner-up finish at Senoia Raceway.

The native of Greenbrier, Ark., has now been on the podium in five consecutive USCS Series races as he chases his second straight series championship.

The event at Senoia Speedway was a makeup for a race that was rained out in August. Mallett began the evening with a third-place finish in the dash. In the second heat race, the 26-year-old charged from the seventh starting spot to finish second.

"We unloaded another fast race car," he said. "We made a few minor adjustments after the dash and was able to have a really good car for the heat race. That set us up really well for the feature. Sometimes the heat race is where you have to make it happen and we were able to do that."

Mallett started on the pole for the 30-lap main event and quickly began to open a sizeable lead. By the halfway point, he had about a half-track advantage. On a subsequent restart, he moved to the top of the track for a few laps. Following another caution, he moved back down to the bottom of the 3/8-mile oval. With about 10 laps to go, the track took rubber and Mallett was passed on the outside for the lead. He quickly moved to the top and stayed there for the rest of the race, crossing the finish line second.

"I was just minding my own business, running the bottom and hitting my marks," he noted. "That place is so slick that you have to be very patient with the car to make it do what you want. Being the leader is a good thing and a bad thing. Second place can have its advantages because they can move around a little bit and find different spots on the track to run.

"You are a sitting duck out front and you don't know what anyone behind you is doing and if they found the rubber. They were in the right spot at the right time. If that caution wouldn't have come out, no one would have had anything for us. Things happen and in a situation like that there's not much you can do."

This weekend Mallett heads to the Carolinas for a pair of USCS races. First up is a visit to Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., on Friday followed by a stop at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C., on Saturday.

"We'll go through everything like normal this week in the shop," he said. "We plan to unload another fast hot rod come Friday and Saturday night. Hopefully we can do our jobs right and win a couple of more. I always like running at Carolina (Speedway) because that is where I won my first race."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 8 - Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga. - Dash: 3 (4); Heat race: 2 (7); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 9 wins, 23 top fives, 34 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., and Saturday at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

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"I use their tearoffs and tearoff posts," Mallett said. "Racing Optics takes care of me. I can stack 30 and sometimes even 35 tearoffs on a helmet and it looks like I'm looking through my shield without any tearoffs."

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

 

 

Price Qualifies for Gold Cup Race of Champions Feature With the World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2018) - Robbie Price qualified for the main event in the finale of the Gold Cup Race of Champions last Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway for the first time in his career. The event, which featured a stout field of 40-plus cars, was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

In heat race action, Price battled nine-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz tooth and nail for the final transfer spot. Schatz snagged the position on the final lap. Price proceeded to power his way from seventh to second in the Last Chance Showdown to earn a transfer spot into the 40-lap main event.

Bad luck cost Price a lap early in the race, as he got off the throttle when a couple of cars got out of shape. He was expecting a caution to come out, but the caution flag was never waved and he got lapped in the process, which put him at a disadvantage for the remainder of the race. Price wound up completing 38 of the 40 laps and he was scored 22nd at the finish line.

"With the limited 410 experience I had, to make the Gold Cup was a great accomplishment," he said. "I tried running the Gold Cup a couple of years ago and I barely made the B Main. We raced really well in the heat race and made some changes to the car as well as watching the track. We learned a bit from the previous two nights and I felt a lot more confident behind the wheel after having that seat time."

On the World of Outlaws opening night of the Gold Cup, Price missed advancing from the C Main to the Last Chance Showdown by just one spot as he had a torrid battle with Willie Croft for the final transfer position. The native of Cobble Hill, B.C., also fought a fuel problem in the heat race.

"We were decent in the heat race, but I ran into the stumble issue again," he said. "That was the first time I was 'fueling' the 410 by myself and I missed the fuel system. It just kind of sputtered a bit in the heat race. I changed some things for the C Main and we were pretty good and went from fifth to third right away. I tried a 'Hail Mary' type slide job on Willie (Croft) on the last lap and almost got the spot."

Price also competed at Silver Dollar Speedway on Thursday in a 360ci sprint car event. He timed in 12th fastest in the 46-car field. Price started and finished second in the second heat race. In the 30-lap main event, he lined up 11th and was scored 17th after contact knocked the nose wing off, at which time Price elected to pull off the track.

"I hadn't been to Chico in a few years and I wanted to see how close my notes were," he explained. "We qualified good and were very good in the heat race. We just missed the setup a lot in the feature. We tried some things I hadn't tried before to see if they would work. We just got too tight and were battling ourselves more than anyone else. I ran eight races in nine days and had a lot of DNFs, which was the most I've had in a lot of years and that really frustrated me."

The four-race stretch began for Price at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., last Wednesday with the World of Outlaws. Price timed in 20 th quickest and he finished sixth in the second heat race, which lined him up 17th for the 30-lap feature. In the main event, he had an off-track excursion and rather than jeopardize any of the leaders by re-entering the track he elected to pull into the infield.

"I went out really late in qualifying, which didn't help us too much," he said. "We were all right in the heat race. We got going pretty decent in the main event, but unfortunately shot down in the infield after some contact. The smartest decision was to call it a night."

Price's next race is to be determined.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 5 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 22 (17).

Sept. 6 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 17 (11).

Sept. 7 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 9 (9); C Main: 3 (5).

Sept. 8 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 2 (7); Feature: 22 (22)

SEASON STATS

38 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

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"Brad and Dale Melin have been involved in racing for a while and have partnered up with me to race this year," Price said. "I really appreciate their support."

Price would also like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shark Racing Engines, Triple X Race Co., Strong Crane Service and Wildlight Motorsports Photography for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Fast During Tuscarora 50 Weekend Before Bad Luck and Rain Hampers Event

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Sept. 11, 2018) - Trey Starks competed on both sides of the country last week.

Starks kicked off the action on Wednesday when he piloted a sprint car for Wheatley Motorsports during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore.

"We didn't draw the best pill and didn't have the best lap in qualifying," he said. "The combination didn't play out well because we had to start at the back of the heat and at the back of the feature. Against the Outlaws you don't just drive by those guys."

Starks qualified 19th quickest, placed seventh in a heat race and ended the night 19th in the main event.

He then returned to the Gobrecht Motorsports No. 44 on Friday at Port Royal Speedway during the opening night of the famed Tuscarora 50. Starks qualified fourth quickest in his group to kick off the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions show. He then placed second in both a heat race and a dash to line up on the outside of the second row for the A Main.

"We had a really good qualifying lap and a decent heat to put us in the dash," he said. "We ran decent in the dash to put us into a great spot for the main event. We got a good start and jumped up to third. I felt like we had a really competitive car, but I felt a vibration coming out of turn two and shut it down."

Starks had driven into third place on the opening lap before a mechanical problem ended his night early.

"It's disappointing," he said. "There are some things that happen in racing that are out of your control. We have to look at the night like we were fast and did everything we had to do. We just didn't have luck in the main event. The good part was that we had a really fast car."

Starks showcased the speed the following night by setting quick time overall out of more than 50 drivers.

"That was pretty cool for us, especially being two different track surfaces," he said. "The night before it rained and the track was really fast when we timed well. The track for Saturday was the slickest it's been in qualifying at Port Royal."

Unfortunately, the night was rained out during the heat races and Sunday's attempt was also cancelled because of rain. The Tuscarora 50 has been moved to late October and will start from scratch.

Starks and Gobrecht Motorsports are scheduled to compete this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 5 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); Feature: 19 (19).

Sept. 7 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: DNF (4).

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fibreworks Composites

Fibreworks Composites has a unique combination of customers ranging from motor sports, OEM, solar and aerospace. A leader in the composite industry with the highest standards of quality and customer support, Fibreworks currently has two lines of business. FWC's core business is the custom design, engineering and manufacturing of composite parts. FWC's secondary line of business is high performance custom seating for the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.FibreworksComposites.com .

"Fibreworks Composites makes custom seats and bodies for our race team," Starks said. "I never realized there was a difference in a seat until I used Fibreworks Composites and I'll never switch."

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

 

 

Wheatley Strong Throughout First Half of Both Nights During Gold Cup Race of Champions

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2018) - Austen Wheatley was fast throughout the Gold Cup Race of Champions last weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Wheatley qualified second quickest on Friday and sixth quickest on Saturday in the 40-plus driver field during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader at the quarter-mile bullring. He won a heat race on Friday to make the dash, but a broken part relegated him to an eighth-place finish.

"We probably should have made the dash both nights," he said. "On Saturday I was rolling well on the bottom and Rico (Abreu) and Brad (Sweet) were good on the top. We traded second place a bunch of times and I just came up short at the checkered flag."

The third-place finish lined Wheatley up on the outside of the sixth row for Saturday's 40-lap main event.

"We were a little off on Friday and that broken part hurt, but I thought we were in a good position to get a great finish on Saturday," he said. "It was a tricky track and we ended up in a bunch of incidents. We drove off the track to avoid an incident at one point and then were caught up in a couple of crashes. It was frustrating not to get the finishes after doing so well for the first half of each night, but it was great to have so much speed for only having raced about a dozen times this year."

Wheatley ended 17th on Friday and 19th on Saturday.

He also competed last Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., where he qualified 18th quickest, advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race and capped the night with a 16th-place run in the A Main.

"Track position was everything and we didn't have it," he said. "We didn't have a great qualifying time so we were buried in the heat race and the main event. It was pretty tough to get rolling."

Wheatley will wrap up the World of Outlaws West Coast Swing with races this Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., during the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown.

"I really like racing at Calistoga," he said. "It's one of the bigger tracks on the West Coast and can be pretty racy. If it's prepared right it can be wide and give drivers options, which makes it a fun track."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 5 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 16 (15).

Sept. 7 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 8 (2); Feature: 17 (8).

Sept. 8 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 19 (12).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

Wheatley will have t-shirts and hoodies for sale at every race he competes at this season. For his schedule of races, visit http://www.AustenWheatley.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Downforce Designs

Downforce Designs is an apparel company established and operated by Austen Wheatley. For information on apparel options, prices, clientele and more, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com .

"It's good to have a fresh take on apparel in the sport," Wheatley said. "My goal is to provide something unique and diverse, and I think I know what a driver wants to see on his or her apparel. It's a racer helping racers."

Wheatley would also like to thank Redlined Welding & Construction, Astro Titanium, Franklin Rear Ends, Elite Wings, ART Speed Equipment, Schaeffer Oil and Banshee Graphics for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Moves Forward in Each Race During Warm-Up for Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OHSWEKEN, Ontario, Canada (Sept. 11, 2018) - Alex Hill moved forward in both of her races Friday night at Ohsweken Speedway during her final preparation for the 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express this weekend.

Hill began her evening starting sixth in a heat race.

"The track was a lot slicker than I expected in the heat race," said Hill, who finished fifth. "But that was good. The reason we're racing at Ohsweken is to prepare for the Canadian Nationals and the track is usually slick for the Nationals. But our setup was off a little. The car was pushing a bit on entry.

"We're here to experiment and try new things so my crew chief Daryl and crewman Ryan made some changes to the car for the feature."

Hill found the changes to her liking, especially early in the race.

"The car was a lot better early," she said. "We moved up to about seventh or eighth after starting 14th, but then it faded a bit at the end. We had a late restart and I fell back to 11th."

Hill is looking forward to continuing the improvement during the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals this Friday and Saturday.

"I'm always excited to race at the Canadian Nationals," she said. "I hope we can make the A Main for the first time this year. We finished two spots away from transferring to the A Main two years ago and we were one position short last year. I hope we can have the kind of car we had for most of the race Friday night."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 7 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 11 (14).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 11 top 15s, 21 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Strodes BBQ and Deli

Strodes BBQ & Deli has been serving Brantford, Ontario, Canada, with the highest quality meats and meat products since 1937. For more information, visit http://www.Strodes.ca.

"Strodes BBQ and Deli has catered events for our race team and has done a tremendous job," Hill said. "We're excited to have them as supporters of our team."

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

 

 

Mike Emhof Motorsports Increases CRSA Weekend Purse

For Immediate Release September 11th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Albany, NY – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returns to action this weekend in New York’s Capital District. The series stops at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Friday night September 14th and then at the Fonda Speedway on Saturday night September 15th.

Mike Emhof Motorsports and Maguire Family of Dealerships have teamed up to enhance the purse for both events. All CRSA Sprint Car Series racers and any 305 Sprint Car that is RaceSaver sealed and documented are eligible to compete.

Each A-Main winner will receive $1,000 with second place earning $500. Each event will also pay $160 to start. Positions second through sixth have also been increased. Each event is a regular point paying event for the overall CRSA championship and will also count towards the Kennedy’s Towing Northway 90 Challenge.

Mike Emhof Motorsports offers parts, tires and fuel for Sprint Car racers. >From micro sprints, to full size sprint cars, Mike Emhof Motorsports can meet your parts requests. For more information on the purchasing of Sprint Car parts, be sure to contact Mike at 585-370-6495 and visit them on the web at www.mikeemhofmotorsports.com.

The 2018 CRSA Sprint Car Series/Patriot Sprint Tour Awards Banquet will be held on Friday evening November 16th at the Vernon Downs Hotel and Casino. Further details on the awards banquet will be released soon.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy’s Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny’s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger’s Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Powder Tech Powder Coating, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

 

 

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS: EXTRA CASH AVAILABLE TO MACH 1 CHASSIS RACERS

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ontario (September 11, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that Mach 1 Chassis will again sponsor cash awards at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety this weekend.

Mach 1 Chassis will pay an extra $100 USD to each team utilizing a Mach 1 Chassis which qualifies for the A-Feature on Saturday night, and $250 USD to the highest-finishing Mach 1 Chassis overall. Nine of the 68 pre-entered drivers are currently eligible for the award, including Coleman Gulick, Matt Billings, Matt Tanner, Jeff Cook, Ryan Hunsinger, Parker Evans, Curtis Gartly, Mark Smith, and Yan Bilodeau.

Many other cash prizes are also be available, including $10,000 USD for Saturday’s A-Feature winner, and a minimum $1,000 USD for every Saturday night A-Feature starter; visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information about the purse and cash awards available during the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

About Mach 1 Chassis: Since their start in 2008, Mach 1 Chassis has quickly raced into a leadership position in the design, engineering, and fabrication of fast and safe open wheel race car chassis. Drivers in Mach 1 Chassis are winning races in just about every major form of Sprint Car racing. Mach 1 Chassis presents a complete new frame to the winner of the ESS tour’s annual Hard Luck Award, and is the official ESS A-Main sponsor in which every A-Main paid at least $300-to-start. The Mach 1 Chassis shop is located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, just a few miles away from the famous Williams Grove Speedway. While chassis fabrication is their core business, they also specialize in custom fabrication – including bending and welding – for just about any motorsports-related project you can dream up! If you have an idea, they can help you turn that idea into a quality chassis, part, or tool. Call Mark Smith at 570-898-8018 or visit www.mach1chassis.com to get started today!

14TH ANNUAL CSCN ENTRY INFO Entries continue to be accepted for the 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/

TICKETS AND CAMPING Advanced reserved seating tickets and reserved campsites are on sale now for the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000 USD to win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

PAST CSCN WINNERS 2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA 2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA 2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA 2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA 2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA 2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY LIVE STREAM Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca, on our official Facebook page, and on YouTube.

2018 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 


 

Hahn Captures Non-Wing Podium Finish At Creek County Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - SAPULPA, Okla. (September 11, 2018) Racing close to home at Creek County Speedway this past Saturday night, Blake Hahn rushed to a podium finish in the Non-Wing Iron Man 66 presented by D&E Supply and Same Day Auto Repair.
With the race called at Lap 45 due to rain, Hahn felt relieved to roll back to the trailer as his vision was challenged due to the steady mist that ultimately ended the race.

"I think that's the first time I've ever had to throw tear-offs for water more than mud," explained Hahn who spent the better part of the race having to race with his visor partially open to see. "The first part of the race, I was able to rip a tear-off and keep going, but that mist started washing the mud off my helmet and it was running between my visor and the tear-offs. At one point under caution, I pulled the tear-offs off, turned my glove inside out, and tried wiping the tear-offs and my visor but that just made everything into a giant haze, I thought I was going to have to pull off, but once I got to second, I was able to pop my visor open and Frank Flud it just enough to keep going."
Giving chase to Chance Morton, the No. 7m was out of reach as Hahn battled late with Kyle Clark who eventually overtook the No. 52.
"I could hear Kyle on the top, but with what I was dealing with I didn't want to move off the bottom and risk getting him or myself wadded up, but I have to say hats off to Chance. He's been running a lot more Non-Wing this year, and he had us covered."
Putting wings on this weekend, the Griffith Truck and Equipment No. 52 team will be at I-30 Speedway with the ASCS Mid-South Region.
The 2018 season is Blake Hahn's 16th year of racing. Starting in Jr. Sprints at the Tulsa Shootout, Hahn has progressed through the ranks with over 90 victories across Micros, Midgets, and Sprint Cars. For continued updates on Blake Hahn Racing, along with his full 2018 lineup, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.
2018 Season to Date:
Events: 58; Wins -1; Top 5 - 28; Top 10 - 43; Top 15 -51; Top 20 -52;
Coming Up:
September 15,2018 - I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark.) with ASCS Red River/Mid-South
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The Sponsors:
Lucas Oil Products, Griffith Truck and Equipment, CSR Garage, Velocita, Parker Lee Project, Speedway Vending, Semi Crazy Truck Wash, JR1, Wesmar, Triple X Race Co., Engler, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Southwest, Penske Shocks, Maxwell Industries, Best Graphics, Schoenfeld, Rod End Supply, Pizza Express of Oklahoma, and EFH.


 

Cory Turner Claims First Career 360 Sprint Car Championship With SOS Now Set for Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (September 11, 2018) – Cory Turner finally got to enjoy the fruit of the season’s labour when he officially earned the Southern Ontario Sprints 2018 championship with a fifth-place finish in KT Gas & Convenience/Silo Wireless No.97 on Saturday, September 8 at Merrittville Speedway. The championship is the first of his Sprint Car career.

Turner and his Hill’s Racing/Cory Turner Motorsports team finished sixth or better in each of the eight races on tour, including a win at Brighton Speedway on July 7, which was one of five podium finishes and six top-fives.

“It’s pretty cool,” said Turner. “We were the most consistent team. I only finished outside the top-five twice. It feels good now that we got it done. Our team worked hard at the Hill’s Racing shop until 3am every Friday and then came back and thrashed in the morning to go wherever we were going with the SOS. We are very privileged to have their support. I can’t thank our car owners Miles Hill and Pam Thomas our crew and our partners enough for their support. We’re pretty pumped to be the 2018 SOS champions.”

Saturday’s race was not easy on the Caistor Centre driver’s nerves as he looked to pilot his Townline Variety/Mobil 1/King’s Wood Products No.97 to the SOS title. Entering the race, Turner needed only a finish of 12th or better to guarantee the title over brother Ryan Turner. Cory worked hard to keep his nose clean and drive to a fifth-place finish on a very slick Merrittville surface.

“The championship came down to the last race,” Turner said. “Once we took the white flag, I felt good because I knew there were guys laps down and we couldn’t finish last. My brother had been running second and third all night and he was really good. We fell back to seventh at one point before I got back to fifth.”

“We were running down my brother and Dylan Westbrook in traffic late in the race,” Turner continued. “With a little bit of luck, I think we could have been on the podium. A top-five still feels good after we ran clean. We were pretty happy with the car late in the race.”

The top-five finish at Merrittville followed an eighth-place run during the final points night for the weekly Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak series at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 7. When the dust settled, Turner finished third in the weekly standings at his home track.

“I had a tough heat race with Hafertepe and Kreutter in my heat race, “ Turner said. “I got the jump on my brother and took the lead. We led the first four laps until Sam gave me a big slider. I was pretty happy we beat him for four laps. Then the caution came out and Kreutter slid me and I slid him back, but I just didn’t get around him. I was probably just as fast as him and I don’t think he would have got me without the caution.”

Turner third-place finish after starting second in the heat meant he missed the redraw by one spot and started ninth for the 20-lap main event.

“I got pinched off on lap one and fell back to 13th,” Turner said. “We started rolling around on the top and got back up to eight before we had a caution with four to go. We nearly went from 13th to sixth in about 15 laps, so I was pretty happy with the car.”

Now, Turner has turned his focus towards the 14th Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15. Saturday’s $10,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start race is the pinnacle of 360 Sprint Car racing in the northeast and is the event Turner builds towards all season long.

“We have been getting better and better on the slick tracks all year, so we are looking forward to an ultra-slick surface on Saturday at the Nationals,” Turner stated. “The Nationals is our Crown Jewel race. We work all year for it, so we want to make sure we get in the show and then work from there. We transferred through our heat race last year, so I’d like to do it again this year.”

Currently, the entry list for the 2018 edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals sits at 68 cars. Turner will be vying for one of 30 spots in Saturday’s 35-lap A-Feature. For complete event details, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. For more information on Cory Turner Motorsports, visit www.coryturnermotorsports.com.

CORY TURNER SEASON STATS 97 Cory Turner – 25 Starts: 2 Wins, 11 Top-5s, 20 Top-10s

CORY TURNER MEDIA Website: coryturnermotorsports.com Facebook: facebook.com/CoryTurnerMotorsports Twitter: @CTMotorsports_ YouTube: YouTube.com/RacingTeamTurner

MAILING LIST Join the Cory Turner Motorsports mailing list by emailing claytonjohnsmedia@gmail.com with the subject “Cory Turner Motorsports” to be added to the list.

CORY’S CREW Cory Turner is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2018 race season, including KT Tobacco, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Mobil 1, Kings Wood Products, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Hauser’s Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Northern Performance, Charlie Bee Honey, and ImageFactor.ca.

 

CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS:
EXTRA CASH AVAILABLE FOR TOP DRIVER FROM EACH AFFILIATE SANCTION

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ontario (September 10, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce that drivers from each of the six affiliate sanctions will again have extra cash to shoot for at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety this weekend.

The Southern Ontario Sprints, Empire Super Sprints, Patriot Sprint Tour, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Great Lakes Super Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division are the official affiliate sanctions for the 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Awards for the highest-finishing driver from each of the affiliate sanctions are as follows:

-Top Empire Super Sprints Driver: $250 USD (Lucas Oil ESS)
-Top Great Lakes Super Sprints Driver: $200 USD (Specialty Fuels & Logistics)
-Top Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Driver: $250 CAD (Ohsweken Speedway)
-Top National Racing Alliance Invaders Series Driver: $200 USD (K&L Ready Mix)
-Top Patriot Sprint Tour Driver: $200 USD (Patriot Sprint Tour)
-Top Southern Ontario Sprints Driver: $200 CAD (Brighton Speedway)

Many other cash prizes are also be available, including $10,000 USD for Saturday’s A-Feature winner, and a minimum $1,000 USD for every Saturday night A-Feature starter; visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information about the purse and cash awards available during the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

14TH ANNUAL CSCN ENTRY INFO
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/

TICKETS AND CAMPING
Advanced reserved seating tickets and reserved campsites are on sale now for the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000 USD to win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information.

CSCN HISTORY
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

PAST CSCN WINNERS
2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA
2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA
2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA
2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA
2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA
2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA
OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY LIVE STREAM
Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca, on our official Facebook page, and on YouTube.

2018 SEASON
Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

By the Numbers: Clay County Fair

Sprint Car Triple-Header

SPENCER, Iowa — September 11, 2018 — The Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header is back for the second consecutive year on Friday, September 14 at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, as part of the Clay County Fair. Three divisions of sprint cars will be in action, led by the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA), along with 360-winged Sprint Cars and Non-wing Sprint Cars. Each of the three classes of sprint cars will contest a full race program. The IRA is in the stretch run of their season, with a tight battle at the top of the standings between Jake Blackhurst and Scotty Thiel, who are each chasing their first series title. This edition of By the Numbers sets the stage for the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header on Friday, September 14.

By the Numbers: Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header

0.375- Miles around Clay County Fair Speedway

2- Different leaders in the 360-sprint car portion of last year’s Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header

3- Tracks in the state of Iowa that the IRA is racing at this season

4- Wins thus far in 2018 for Jake Blackhurst to lead the IRA in that category

8- Laps led by Bill Balog last year en route to winning the 360-sprint car main event at Clay County Fair Speedway

10- Different winners this season with the IRA

11- Top-Five finishes this season for Jake Blackhurst and Bill Balog in IRA competition to lead the series

13- Top-10 finishes for Blackhurst to lead the IRA through September 8

14.023- Lap that Kerry Madsen turned last year at Clay County Fair Speedway to be fastest in time trials during the IRA portion of the Sprint Car Triple-Header

16- Positions gained by Scotty Thiel last year to earn the Hard Charger Award in the IRA main event at Clay County Fair Speedway

17- A-Feature events completed by the IRA through September 8

20- Laps led by Scott Brandt on his way to winning the non-wing sprint car feature last year at Clay County

21- Drivers who raced in the 360-sprint car portion of the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header last year

25- Laps scheduled tentatively for 360-sprint car A-Feature

30- Laps tentatively scheduled for the IRA main event

32- Drivers who competed in the IRA portion of the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header last year

68- Points that separate Jake Blackhurst and Scotty Thiel at the top of the IRA standings

120- Drivers who have attempted to make a feature event with the IRA this season

2294- Points earned by Jake Blackhurst through September 8 to lead the IRA standings

Tickets for the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header on Friday, September 14 at Clay County Fair Speedway can purchased in advance online at https://tickets.midwestix.com/event/sprint-car-triple-header-ccf18 and at the Clay County Fair ticket office, as well as at the track on race day. For ticket information, visit www.ClayCountyFair.com.

 

 

Carrick Has Busy Week with USAC and World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA: A busy week of racing for Tanner Carrick saw him compete with two legendary sanctioning bodies as he took part in the BC39 even with the USAC National Midget Series before making his Gold Cup Race of Champions debut with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

“It was a really busy week of racing, but it was a lot of fun,” Tanner Carrick said. “I have to thank Keith and Pete, and everyone at KKR for their hard work as well as Clarke and my family and everyone associated with the Tanner Carrick Racing team.”

Carrick opened Wednesday night up at the Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway where a unique format would simply see the Lincoln, CA driver run a heat race where he would end up finishing in the sixth position.

Returning on Thursday to run qualifiers and feature events, Mother Nature would have a different idea where the program would shift to just qualifiers and the feature event, with preliminary races getting scrapped.

Lining up in the night’s second qualifier of the night, Carrick would finish sixth aboard the CVC/Toyota TRD/Spike entry and with the rest of the program being cancelled his night would come to an end.

Making the trip to California to take part in the Gold Cup Race of Champions on Friday and Saturday night, Carrick would time the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil Entry in 10th fastest in qualifying time trials against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Slipping back to finish seventh in his heat race, Carrick would move into the Last Chance Showdown where an eighth place finish would end his night and force him to prepare for Saturday night’s finale.

Timing in 13th in his time trial flight on the final night of action at Silver Dollar Speedway, Carrick would battle with Logan Schuchart and Brent Marks in heat race action before a seventh place finish again put him in the night’s semi.

Battling with Bobby McMahan and Jason Sides in the semi, Carrick would vie for one of four tickets into the feature event but when the checkered flag flew the youngster’s seventh place finish ended his weekend.

“It was a ton of fun and some cool experiences all week long,” Carrick said. “We just really needed to qualify better in the World of Outlaws format. I am looking forward to trying again on Wednesday night before heading to the Midwest for some midget racing.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Arai, and Spike Chassis for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 24, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 5, Top 10’s: 12

ON TAP: Carrick will be at Placerville Speedway on Wednesday night before heading back to meet up with Keith Kunz Motorsports at Jacksonville and Spoon River.

 

 

FRED RANNARD SR. MIDGET CLASSIC RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 22

The midget portion of the Third Annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Midget Classic at Agassiz Speedway has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 22. Also, an additional $500 has been added to the prize money courtesy of Gaylon and Carla Stewart from the Northwest Focus Midget Series. Rain washed out the event just after heat races began on September 8.

The midget race will now be a part of championship night at Agassiz and will also feature Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Hornets. Unfortunately the West Coast Vintage Racers and American Canadian Dwarf Cars will not be able to return.

"Its too bad for the second year in a row we've had rain on the day of Dad's race. September is usually nice around here," said Fred Rannard, Jr. "We had 66 cars in the pits and it was going to be a great show. Agassiz Speedway has never had that combination of open wheel cars together on the same night. We'll definitely try it again next year."

The $1,300 to win and $200 to start race featuring the Agassiz midgets and the NWFMS is one of the highest paying pavement midget races on the west coast. The extra $500 in prize money donated by the NWFMS will see an extra $100 go to the second through sixth place finishers in the 30 lap feature race. The new payoff is now $1,300-600-500-400-350-300-200 and beyond.

September 22 will see the pits open at 2:00, spectator gates open at 4:30, time trials at 5:30, meet and greet on track with fans at 6:30 and racing at 7:00. Once again there will be plenty of prize giveaways for the fans.

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Thanks again to the following for their support of the Third Annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Midget Classic: Brian's Auto Glass, Goodwin's Greenhouse Supply, Agassiz Speedway superfans Gary Nivens and Terry Price, Northwest Focus Midget Series, Tron Fabrication, Speedmart, Joe's Racing Products, Harding Motorsports Supply, Hoosier Tires, Gary Taylor (Snohomish, Wa), Leighty Racing (Pacific Beach, Wa), Barrie Goodwin (Victoria, BC), Don Laidlaw (Victoria, BC), Leslie McKellar (Agassiz Speedway), Rutz Racing, Key Welding, Shaun Hulbert (Shaun in the Dirt Racing podcast), Deming Speedway, Evergreen Speedway, the Rory Price Memorial Race, Kasey Kahne Racing, Tony Stewart Racing, Frank and Kathy Carr, Hemrich Brothers Garage, the Tourond family, Lordco Auto Parts, Sean Edwards Racing, Dolly's Tees, Shop 55, Serious Performance, Whiplash Transmissions, Roadkill Racing, 89.5 the Drive and Vancouver Giants Hockey.

 

 

Sixth Place Run at Gold Cup Opener Highlights First Leg of Western Swing for Kyle Hirst

PETERSEN MEDIA- Meeting up with the World of Outlaws in Washington over Labor Day Weekend and following them to Chico, CA over this past weekend, Kyle Hirst would make every feature and come home with a best sixth place finish on Friday night during the Gold Cup Race of Champions opener.

“I really have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for giving this team the chance to run a ton of World of Outlaw races during the month of September,” Hirst said. “We kind of struggled the first few nights, but it was great to get home and run sixth on Friday night.”

Running at Skagit Speedway, Gray’s Harbor Raceway, and Willamette Speedway with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’, Hirst would acquire a trio of 16th place finishes and one 17th leaving his team and himself hungry heading into Chico, CA.

Friday nigh saw Hirst come out and time the Roth Motorsports entry in third quickest in time trials, giving him a great start to the night before his heat race win moved him into the Dash.

Finishing sixth in the Craftsman Dash, Hirst would line up in the third row for the 30-lap Gold Cup Race of Champions opening night feature event. Hirst would fight hard all race long as he raced with a ton of familiar foes and California seemed to dominate on this night.

Late in the race, Hirst would chase after Roth Motorsports teammate, Cory Eliason, before closing his night out with a welcome Top-10 as he would finish sixth on this night.

Saturday night’s finale saw Hirst and company come in with high expectations, and he would transfer to the feature out of his heat race and would find himself in the seventh row for the 40-lap finale. When the race came to life, Hirst would be unable to get his machine going forward and he closed the extremely busy week out with an 18th place finish.

“My guys, Cori Guy and Michael Hellwig have worked so hard all week long,” Kyle Hirst added. “We didn’t really have the results we wanted but we kept at it and still have a couple of races against these guys to show what we are made of. Again, thanks to the Roth family, Todd Ventura, and everyone else who makes this all possible.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 43, Wins: 10, Top 5’s: 26, Top 10’s: 30.

ON TAP: Hirst will be back in action on Wednesday night at Placerville Speedway before a two-day stop at Calistoga Speedway on Friday and Saturday.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports, or liking them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/. You can keep up with Kyle Hirst by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.

 

 

Ian Madsen Picks Up Three Top 10’s On West Coast

PETERSEN MEDIA- A busy week of racing for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series saw Ian Madsen pocket a trio of Top-10 finishes as the series made stops in Washington, Oregon, and California.

“It was a long week, but I was proud of the results we picked up on some tracks I have never seen before,” Madsen said. “Ripper and the guys worked really hard, and it was great to pick up some Top-10’s.’

Finishing 12th after starting 22nd during his first ever appearance at Skagit Speedway, Madsen learned from the success in the Friday night feature and was able to time in well, make the Dash, and finish fifth during Saturday night’s feature to get the team off and running as they began to head south.

Monday night’s visit to Gray’s Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA saw Madsen time the Logan Contractors Supply/Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring machine in 10th quickest before lining up 10th in the feature event.

During a race that clicked off laps quickly, Madsen would race his way forward as he collected another Top-10 at a new track as he took the checkered flag in the seventh position.

Wednesday night the scene shifted to Oregon as Willamette Speedway became the next new venue for the St Marys, NSW native. Having some ups and down in the feature event, Madsen would finish in 15th as the team then migrated to California where Madsen would get to a track he has visited before, Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA for the 65th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions.

Friday night Madsen had his best run of the weekend as he timed fifth fastest in his qualifying flight before finishing fourth in his heat race. Lining up 14th in the feature event, the race would click off nearly with no stoppages and Madsen would flex his muscle as he worked his way forward.

Getting into the Top-10, Madsen would end up as the highest finishing non Californian drivers, and second highest finishing World of Outlaws regular as he would click off a ninth place finish.

Getting off to a better start on Saturday, Madsen would time the Bobcat/Kline Electric/Ted’s Body Shop mount in second fastest in time trial group before winning his heat race and marching into the all important Dash.

Finishing eighth in the Dash, Madsen would line up in the fourth row to start the 40-lap feature event. Running inside the Top-10 in the opening laps, Madsen would slip back to 12th where he would settle into.

Continuing to run strong, and fight for a berth inside the Top-10, close quarters racing on the 31st lap left him spun around getting into turn one and with front end damage bringing his night to an end.

“It is a different beast on the West Coast, but I was proud of my guys and the speed we had,” Madsen said. “This week we have a couple more tracks we have been to before on the schedule so we will look to end this trip on a high note.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, Coverage Direct, Revolution Race Gear, Monarch’s, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-63, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 7, Top 10’s-27

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing will be at Placerville Speedway on Wednesday night before capping the trip on Friday and Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: To keep up with Ian, make sure you follow him on twitter by clicking over to www.twitter.com/IanMadsen. You can also visit the team’s brand new website at www.kcpracing.com, and follow the team on Twitter @KCPRacing.

 

 

Croft Claims Victory in Elma, WA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Willie Croft and his team opened September by competing seven times in nine nights in three different states and were able to score a win last Sunday night in Elma, WA with the Summer Thunder Sprint Car Series.

“It was a grueling week, and it definitely tested us,” Willie Croft said. “My guys worked their tails off, and it was great to get a win in WA. We raced hard, and things felt right, some late restarts kind of shook our results up”

Following a couple of hard fought nights at Skagit Speedway with the World of Outlaws that saw Croft finish 14th and 17th aboard the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller entry, the team checked in at Gray’s Harbor Raceway on Sunday night.

Timing in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials, the Roseville, CA driver would race his way to a third place finish in his heat race which ultimately saw him grid the field from the third row. On racy surface, Croft would work his way up into second where he would start to challenge race leader, Jared Peterson.

A couple of Croft’s bids for the lead would be countered, but on the 21st lap ‘Double Down’ made the move of the night and he would go on to claim his fifth win of the 2018 season.

Running the next night with the World of Outlaws at Gray’s Harbor Raceway, Croft would like to build off of the momentum from the win as he timed in 8th quickest in time trials and ran fourth in his heat race. Working his way forward in the early stages of the race, Croft would run inside the Top-10 until a restart dropped him back to 13th. Continuing to fight Croft would get back up to 10th with just four laps to go but would end up 15th at the stripe.

A tough night in Oregon on Wednesday night saw Croft finish 20th as he made his way back into his native California for the Gold Cup Race of Champions on Friday and Saturday night in Chico, CA.

Getting off the racing surface while maneuvering on a thick cushion in heat race action on Friday night, Croft would vie for a transfer position in the Last Chance Showdown only to come up short and not make the feature.

Saturday night’s finale saw Croft time in 17th quickest in time trials before a late move on a restart in his heat race saw him jump into the fifth and final transfer position where he would earn a berth into the 40-lap Gold Cup Race of Champions feature event.

Rolling off the starting grid from the 17th starting position, Croft would look very good in the opening stages of the race as he would work up as high as 13th and look for a spot in the Top-10. With a car losing the handle in front of him on the seventh lap, Croft would be forced off the racing surface as he would slip back to 25th and have his work cut out for him.

Though he would have a very fast racecar underneath him, being back deep in the field on the ¼ mile would see him go a lap down early. Still putting it all out there, Croft would close his Gold Cup with a 23rd place finish.

“Wayne and my guys worked hard all week long, and we just had things not go our way, and in these Outlaw shows you have to have perfect nights to run well,” Croft added. “Looking forward to trying again this week.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Simpson Race Products, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2018.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-48, Wins-5, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-19.

ON TAP: Willie Croft is set for Placerville Speedway on Wednesday night and Calistoga Speedway this Friday and Saturday.

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

 

 

Cory Eliason Third at Gold Cup Race of Champions

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing back aboard the Roth Motorsports machine in Chico, CA over the weekend, Cory Eliason showed out at the 65th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions as he finished fifth on Friday night before a third place finish in a hotly contested battle for the win during Saturday night’s finale.

“It was great getting back in the Roth Motorsports machine after a couple of weeks off and I have to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd and Brent Ventura, and everyone else who made it possible,” Cory Eliason said. “We were really close to winning these guys a Gold Cup, but still it was a great weekend.”

Friday night Eliason would kick things off by timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments backed No. 83 entry in eighth quickest in his qualifying flight before running second in his heat race and moving into the Craftsman Club Dash.

Finishing second in the Dash, Eliason would make it an all Californian front row as he led the field to green alongside Tim Kaeding. When the race came to life, Eliason was hard on the throttle as he jumped out to the early lead with Kaeding in tow.

Leading the first eight circuits, traffic would come into play and Eliason would see Kaeding sneak around him and take over the lead as Eliason slipped to second and felt pressure from Brad Sweet.

Exchanging the spot for a handful of laps, Eliason would fall to third on the 14th circuit as the race clicked off in rapid fire pace putting the leaders in thick traffic. Bud Keading would then take his shots at Eliason and soon make it a multi car battle for second as they reeled TK in, but a late restart would give the leaders clear track and put them in single file formation.

Falling to fifth on the last restart, Eliason would finish there and turn his attention to Saturday night’s finale.

Kicking the Gold Cup Race of Champions finale off by timing in seventh fastest in Time Trials, Eliason would again put himself in the Dash with a second place finish in his heat race.

Finishing third in the Dash, Eliason would make a big time move at the start of the feature event and would take command of the race and set a quick pace that saw him get into traffic in just five laps.

Negotiating thick traffic, a pair of Californians worked their way forward to contest the race lead as Tanner Thorson and Rico Abreu made it an intense three-car battle for the lead in front of a jam packed Californian based crowd.

The trio would exchanging hay makers as they brought the crowd to their feet, but Eliason was able to fend off his challengers as he led the first 24-laps of the race.

As Tanner Thorson made a bid for the lead on the 25th lap, Abreu would get by both drivers on lap 26 before the torrid battle came to an end on the 27th lap with the yellow flag waiving.

Back underway, Eliason would continue to chase after Abreu but would soon have his hands full with Tim Kaeding who wanted in on the action. Amidst a hard fought battle, the duo would actually make contact in turn four but no harm, no foul, and they would race on.

When the 40-lap affair came to a close, it was Eliason coming across the line with a third place finish.

“It was a battle out their, and I have to apologize to Tanner Thorson for getting into him,” Eliason said. “We were going hard, and guys were sliding everywhere and it was just a product of the race. Overall it was a hard nosed race, and it was fun to be a part of.”

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

 

STEWART SCORES TOP-FIVE FINISH IN THRILLING GOLD CUP FINALE
ELK GROVE, CALIF. (September 10, 2018) - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series completed a two-race weekend Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. Friday night the Kyle Larson Racing team and Shane Stewart earned a top-10 finish, followed up by a top-five effort in Saturday's Gold Cup Race of Champions finale.

Friday night, the defending Gold Cup Champion qualified sixth in Flight A of time trials and finished third in his heat race. Stewart started the 30-lap feature event from 11th and slipped back as far as 14th on the initial start. He slowly started to gain those positions back and was back up to 11th by lap 10. Stewart was up to ninth when a late race caution was displayed and he ended up finishing 10th after a green-white-checkered restart.

The following night, Stewart was the first qualifier to hit the high-banked quarter-mile circuit and was able to maintain the third fastest lap time in Flight A of qualifying. He started on the outside of the front row of his heat race and ran in the runner-up position until contact on a restart with the leader. Stewart went on to win the opening heat race and drew the five wrench to start fifth in the Sears Craftsman Dash.

After finishing sixth in the dash, Stewart lined up on the outside of row three for the 40-lap Gold Cup Race of Champions finale. Stewart slipped back as far as eighth on the initial start of the race, but was able to climb his way towards the front as leaders raced in heavy lapped traffic. Just before the first caution of the race was displayed, Stewart was up to fourth sitting behind a great battle between the leaders. When the caution came out on lap 27 for one of the front running cars, Stewart was able to restart from the third position. After a flurry of cautions, in the closing laps, the Bixby, Okla., native slipped back as far as fifth and back into the top three before finishing fourth.

"That was a great race," said Stewart. "I love getting back to the west coast and racing on these tracks I have a lot of history at. I wish we could have stayed green, because I think we could have had a shot at getting back-to-back wins. But we're leaving Chico with some solid runs and I can't thank Heath [Moyle] and Jakob [Weaver] for all of their hard work. This west coast swing is a busy stretch with a lot of races and long hours and it feels good to get some good runs for this team."

The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action Wednesday, September 12 for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway. The team will also be a part of the hauler parade through historic Placerville on Tuesday, September 11 at 5:30pm PT ahead of the pre-race party at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Silver Dollar Speedway DATE: September 7, 2018
QUALIFYING FLIGHT A: 6th HEAT RACE: 3rd
DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 11th FEATURE FINISH: 10th

TRACK: Silver Dollar Speedway DATE: September 8, 2018
QUALIFYING FLIGHT A: 3rd HEAT RACE: 1st
DASH STARTING POSITION: 5th DASH FINISH: 6th
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 6th FEATURE FINISH: 4th

SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 61
WINS: 1
TOP-FIVES: 16
TOP-10s: 40

 

 

Swindell Overcomes Violent Crash to Charge to Top 10 in Wisconsin

Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (Sept. 10, 2018) - Sammy Swindell had a lot to overcome last weekend during an IRA Sprint Car Series doubleheader in Wisconsin.

Swindell and Thone Motorsports kicked off the action on Friday at Grondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis., during the Northern Nationals.

"It was a new track for me," he said. "We did hot laps and came in and made a few changes. We weren't exactly right on the car. We made a couple of adjustments for qualifying and put down a good time to go second quick. We came in after that and made a few more changes. We got a great start in the heat race and I just about ran through the middle. The hole was closing up where I was going through so I let the guys go because I knew all we had to do was finish the heat (to make the feature redraw). It messed me up going into turn one and I had the wrong angle. I wasn't able to get off turn two very quick. It let the guy behind me get a run. I don't know where he came from. When I turned in to go into turn three a car drove into the side of me. I think I saved him from flying off the end of the track."

A fellow competitor ran into Swindell, causing him to take a violent flip.

"It killed that car," he said. "They had another frame up there. It was the car I ran in Burlington, but it didn't have my seat in it or a motor in it. We had to take the motor and seat out of the wrecked car. We worked on it right until the time to go out for the main event. We didn't get a chance to go over it that well."

Swindell lined up at the rear of the field for the main event.

"I got a good start and passed a few cars," he said. "I kept passing cars a little bit at a time. I think we were 10th and on one restart I got up to sixth and thought we ran a lap, but they went back and put those guys back ahead of me. A guy saw how I passed those guys so he ran that line on the restart. Then the tires sealed up on me and that was the end of the race for us. A top five was definitely there, but for all the stuff we had to overcome and to even be out there it was good to get to finish."

Swindell rallied for a 10th-place result, which also netted him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

The weekend wrapped up the next night at Cedar Lake Speedway for the Jerry Richert Memorial. Swindell timed in third quickest and placed third in a heat race to make the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 8 to start the A Main on the outside of the fourth row.

"The car was probably the best car we've had in the main since we've been driving it other than in Burlington," he said. "I was able to move up. I was running fifth when someone came across the track and hit my right front and turned me around. I had to restart at the back of the field. The Jacob's Ladder broke and we had a right rear tire go down. I just did the best I could with what was left."

Swindell rebounded from the mid-race incident to post a 15th -place finish.

Next up, Swindell will make his debut at New London Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford, Ct., this Saturday during a NorthEastern Midget Association. He will pilot a pavement midget for Bertrand Motorsports for the third time in his career.

Swindell was fourth in 2016 during his debut in the car and he placed sixth in June during his second race ever in a pavement midget.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 7 - Grondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: DNF (4); Feature: 10 (21).

Sept. 8 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 15 (8).

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 31 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at New London Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford, Ct., with the NorthEastern Midget Association

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

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"CP Pistons made us some special pistons and the motor has really responded to that," Swindell said. "They have been great to work with and we have more improvements coming this year so I look forward to continuing to work with everyone at CP Pistons."

Swindell would also like to thank ACME Graphix & Design, Whitacre Glass, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, High Performance Lubricants, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, South Bay Partners, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Motorsports Nets Pair of Podiums During Gold Cup Race of Champions

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2018) - Sides Motorsports picked up a pair of podium finishes last weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway, where Tim Kaeding finished second both nights during the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

Kaeding qualified second quickest before he won both a heat race and the dash to open the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action at the quarter-mile oval on Friday. He competed for the top spot early and took the lead on Lap 9, leading eight laps before earning the second-place finish.

"Tim's cars were pretty good the whole time," Sides Motorsports Owner Jason Sides said. "He had an opportunity to win it. Brad (Sweet) was really good on the bottom and Tim couldn't hold the bottom anymore.

"Tim missed the dash, but he got up through there the second night. He got to racing with Shane (Stewart) for a couple of laps back and forth. Once he got free he ran out of laps."

Kaeding capped the weekend by qualifying fifth quickest, placing third in a heat race and maneuvering from ninth to second place in the A Main on Saturday.

Sides also raced during the doubleheader, showcasing a lot of improvement from Friday to Saturday night.

"Either night we didn't qualify very well," he said. "I'm not going up there with a curb like that. We changed some stuff and got it laying left on Saturday. We got more comfortable with the car. It felt really good in the C Main and it felt good enough in the B Main that we could take a provisional. The results didn't show as well as we ran because we went down a lap and passed some guys who didn't, but we were more competitive than the first night."

Sides ended the weekend by advancing from 27th to 20 th in the A Main.

A trio of World of Outlaws shows are on tap this week with races on Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA and Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown.

"We're going into Placerville with a two-car team again with Tim racing for us," Sides said. "We've been good there before. We ran third there a couple of weeks ago. Even though it's a small track it's not choppy and rough like Chico. Tim just ran second a couple of nights in a row and we've run well at Placerville so hopefully one of us can contend for the win."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 7 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. (Sides) - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 10 (10); C Main: DNS (11).

Sept. 7 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. (Kaeding) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (1).

Sept. 8 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. (Sides) - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 7 (8); C Main: 1 (3); B Main: 6 (11); Feature: 20 (27).

Sept. 8 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. (Kaeding) - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 2 (9).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

68 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 12 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 54 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., for the 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA and Friday and Saturday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc. Wetherington Tractor Service is a state certified contractor specializing in site development, utilities, demolition and trucking. For more information, visit http://www.WTSinc.us.

"Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., has been with me for about 14 years," Sides said. "If I need something I can count on Kimball and his team. Regardless of what happens they've stuck by me and that gives me a lot of confidence."

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

 

 

Placerville Speedway set for huge end to the season starting with World of Outlaws and Championship Night this week

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – September 10, 2018…After weeks of anticipation one of the biggest stretches of the season at Placerville Speedway is ready to commence, beginning with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series this Wednesday, followed by the Red Hawk Casino championship finale on Saturday.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series sanctioned “49er Gold Rush Classic” presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts this Wednesday September 12 will showcase a 49-lap feature that pays $20,000-to-win and $1,000-to-start. After a strong outing at Silver Dollar Speedway last weekend the California locals will look to continue it on the tight confines of Placerville Speedway, during what is the richest Winged 410 Sprint Car event in California.

Foothill Area Rapid Transit will also provide a free shuttle for Wednesday’s race. Free parking is available at Red Hawk Casino and then keep an eye out for the "Short Bus." Pick-up is near the Casino Valet. Ticket sales and will call begins at 3pm, with the front gate opening at 4. Live entertainment during Happy Hour from 4-6 will be provided by Johnny Cash Tribute Band the Cash Prophets. Hot laps begin at 6:30, with qualifying and racing to follow.

On Tuesday September 11 there will be a hauler parade through historic Placerville at 5:30pm that ends at the fairgrounds. Once at the fairgrounds there will be a kick-off party/ celebration in honor of Brad Sweet recently winning the 58th Knoxville Nationals. A concert featuring Tim Dugger will be held at 7pm with Tri-Tip sandwiches and beer for sale. The concert will cost $5, with kids 12 and under free. Camping is available at the fairgrounds.

Tickets for the “49er Gold Rush Classic” presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts can be purchased by visiting http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=52711&agency=WRG_SNG&eventId=29581

This Saturday September 15 will then be the Red Hawk Casino championship finale, which doubles as “Ladies Night” at Placerville Speedway. All ladies receive admission for $10 during the night. In action will be Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Dwarf Cars. Auburn’s Andy Forsberg sits atop the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car standings, while veteran Scott Grunert leads the Pure Stocks into the 2018-point finale.

Adult tickets for this Saturday September 15 will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6, kids five and under are free! Tickets can also be purchased online by clicking https://www.universe.com/events/2018-placerville-speedway-championship-points-race-17-tickets-placerville-ZXBJKF

The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm on Saturday. A happy hour will be offered from 4pm-6pm in the grandstands featuring discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer stand. Drivers meeting will be held at 4:30pm, with cars on track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, qualifying and racing will follow.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards sanctioned “Nor-Cal Posse Shootout” is also fast approaching on September 21 and 22. Each night will also showcase the BCRA Midget Lites. Plenty of camping is available on the fairgrounds and a post-race party will be held after Friday’s action, featuring live music and tacos/drinks for sale. Following the shootout, the season will be capped on September 29 with the MLM Motorsports Tractor-Truck Pulls.

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 Placerville Speedway would like to thank all of its partners for their support this season including Red Hawk Casino, Hoosier Racing Tires, Coors Light, Thompson’s Auto Group, Absolute Auto Glass, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bear Republic Brewing, Beef’N’Brew, Capital Ace Hardware, Carol Russell Bookkeeping Service, Campora Propane, Davies Family Inn, High Sierra Industries, Poor Reds BBQ, Les Schwab Tires, the Paint Spot, Riebies Auto Parts, Shadow Ridge Ranch, The Critter Getter, Foothill Tree Service, Mountain Democrat, Union Bank, Windfall Media, Arnolds for Awards, and Sierra Arbor Worx.

Join over 10,500 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2018 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The 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 2018 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Remaining events at Placerville Speedway:

Wednesday September 12: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series | 49er Gold Rush Classic presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts

Saturday September 15: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks, Dwarf Cars | Ladies Night/ Red Hawk Casino Championship Finale

Friday September 21: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout Saturday September 22: Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, BCRA Midget Lites | Second annual Nor-Cal Posse Shootout

Saturday September 29: MLM Motorsports Tractor-Truck Pulls

 

 

Cole Macedo Poised to Capture Civil War Series Championship After 13th Place Finish at Gold Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though he got off to a tough start last Wednesday night with the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster, Cole Macedo was able to fight through and finish 13th on a rubber down surface as he now looks to clinch the title during the series’ final event of the season on Saturday night in Calistoga, CA.

“We actually had a great draw for time trials, but I made a couple of mistakes and over drove the car and it cost us,” Cole Macedo said. “We were really strong in the heat, and things felt good in the feature but it took rubber a couple laps in and we ended up 13th.”

With 46 cars in the pit area on Wednesday night, Macedo would be the first car on the clock and would end up timing the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales backed No. 21x machine in 11th fastest in time trials.

Needing to win his heat race for a spot in the Dash, the Lemoore, CA driver would end up finishing second which was good enough to still put him in the 30-lap feature event where he would grid the field from the 13th starting position.

Despite track prep, rubber would be down on the speedway at the end of the Non-Wing series’ feature event. When the field made their way onto the speedway, they would run around in single file formation for 30-laps.

Setting into 13th when the field settled onto the rubber, Macedo would be smart as he hit his marks and kept his tires underneath him. Taking the checkered flag in 13th, Macedo is in a great position to capture the series’ title when they check in to Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night for the final Civil War event of the season.

“I have to thank my guys for their hard work, and the Tarlton’s for this chance to go after a championship,” Macedo said. “We ran really well at Calistoga Speedway back in June, and I am feeling really confident heading into this weekend’s event.”

The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Elite Landscape Construction, Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, Yokut Gas, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2018 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-25, Wins-0, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-12.

ON TAP: Cole will be right back in action on Saturday night in Calistoga, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Tarlton Motorsports by following @Tarlton_Racing on Twitter, or becoming a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/tarltonracing21

 

 

Kerry Madsen Victorious in Wisconsin During IRA Series Event

Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (Sept. 10, 2018) - Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen produced his fifth feature victory of the season last Friday during the Northern Nationals at Grondik Law Speedway.

The Muddy backed team kicked off the IRA Sprint Car Series show at the oval in Superior, Wis., by qualifying second quickest. Madsen then maneuvered from fourth to win a heat race to earn a spot into the feature redraw. He pulled the No. 5 to line up on the inside of the third row for the A Main.

"We were pretty good all night," he said. "It was a tough field, too. There were a lot of good cars there.

"We got a good start and ran fourth for about 10 to 14 laps. Everyone else started to slow down and our car came alive. We started passing cars and got to the lead with about 10 laps to go. The top line was the preferred lane for everybody. You could run up there pretty quick. As the race went on the car was coming alive and I could go quicker and quicker. I just had fun. It's good, but the reality is when you drive for a top team it's expected. It's still not easy to do so it's definitely a good feeling."

Madsen wrapped up the weekend on Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway during the Jerry Richert Memorial. He set quick time during qualifying before maneuvering from fourth to second place in a heat race. Madsen then pulled the second-highest number - nine - during the feature redraw to start the main event on the inside of the fifth row.

"We had more cars and there were a lot of good cars in front of us," he said. "We were pretty good getting spots as we needed. We got to the end with however many laps it was to go. We were right on the leader challenging in traffic when the yellow came out. Brooke (Tatnell) did a good job running the top. I was on the bottom. It was going to be close at the end, but there was a car doing 360s on the last lap. I lifted to see where the spinning car was going to go and didn't get the run."

Madsen finished with a runner-up result, which was his 22nd top five of the season.

The Muddy sponsored team will return to IRA Sprint Car Series action this Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, and Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 7 - Grondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (5).

Sept. 8 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (9).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 5 wins, 22 top fives, 36 top 10s, 40 top 15s, 45 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, and Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., with the IRA Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2018.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com .

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Wraps Up Sprint Car Season With Open Wheel Nationals on Sept. 21-22

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 10, 2018) - The final sprint car show of the season at Jackson Motorplex is only a week and a half away.

The 4/10-mile oval hosts the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc on Sept. 21-22 during the SeaFoam Motor Treatment presents the Open Wheel Nationals. IMCA vintage cars will also be present.

The Jackson Motorplex championships have already been decided as Shane Fick claimed the RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids title by only one point over defending track champion Kaleb Johnson and Elliot Amdahl. Alex Schriever is the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc champion this year.

Therefore, money and pride are what the teams are racing for throughout the event. Both nights are complete shows with the finale paying $2,000 to win in the winged class and $1,000 to win in the non-wing division.

Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids will qualifying both nights with fast time netting $250, second quickest receiving $150 and third quickest $100 courtesy of Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel.

Hot laps will open both nights at approximately 7 p.m.

Advanced tickets can be purchased by visiting http://www.jacksonmotorplex.com/schedule/ and clicking on the race.

UP NEXT -

Sept. 21-22 during the SeaFoam Motor Treatment presents the Open Wheel Nationals featuring Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

RacinBoys Promoting Short Track Racing Through Many Web-Based Options

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 10, 2018) - RacinBoys is much more than a website that promotes the latest news and information within the short track racing scene.

The motor sports company created PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group , which is a free, live video show airing each Friday and Saturday night. The show focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races across the country.

RacinBoys also hosts upwards of 100 live race broadcasts throughout the year beginning with the famed Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl and rolling until the season wraps up in the late fall.

The lone broadcast on tap this weekend is an ASCS Red River Region and ASCS Mid-South Region co-sanctioned event on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. The live lap-by-lap coverage of the race is part of the RacinBoys premium membership.

A RacinBoys premium membership encompasses all content, including live A Main video from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races, special highlight videos and live audio broadcasts of events for the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by MyRacePass, the ASCS Red River Region, the ASCS Warrior Region, the United Rebel Sprint Car Series, the Northwest Focus Midgets Series and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla.

The cost is only $6.50 per month or $50 per year.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

 

CRUSIN' DOWN THE COAST: CJB Records Podium Finish at Willamette; Charging Finishes at Chico Placerville and Calistoga will wrap up second west coast swing for Outlaw tour

CARLISLE, PA. - September 10, 2018 - Strong finishes continue to populate the 2018 schedule for CJB Motorsports. A podium finish at Willamette (Ore.) Speedway led the way as the #5 team also competed in events at Silver Dollar Speedway near Chico, Calif.

Willamette Speedway saw the driver David Gravel time in 7th, finish 1st in his heat race and 2nd in the Craftsman Club dash.

"We had a great car all night long," Gravel said, whom sits third in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. "We fell back in the feature to third and I really discovered that the top was where our car would work the best. We couldn't quite get back to 2nd but we certainly had some great speed at the end."

The series rolled into California for the annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway. On the first night (September 7th), the team timed in 4th in flight B of time trials, finished 6th in the heat race and came through the Last Chance Showdown to make the nights' A feature.

"We got crossed up a bit in the heat race and knocked the front end of the car," Gravel explained. "That's what caused us to fall in the heat race. We had to come through the B and there wasn't much passing in the A. The track was really rough, so we just took what we could get."

Night number two saw Gravel time in 10th in flight B of time trials before finishing 5th in his heat race.

"We had a better night, in terms of overall performance," commented Gravel. "In the feature, we got together with Ian Madsen on the front straightaway. It tore up the front wing, cracked the frame and a few other things. I was trying to make the car as wide as possible the rest of the race so that we didn't lose too many spots."

The second west coast swing wraps up with three, action packed events. Mother Nature delayed the 49er Gold Rush Classic at Placerville Speedway from March 21st to September 12th. After that event, Gravel and the team will then move onto Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway. The Wine Country Outlaw Showdown is an event that is steeped in tradition and will challenge each single team.

"Placerville is a place that is a lot of fun and we've had some good success there in the last few years," said Gravel, the 2017 Placerville winner. "Calistoga is a bit of a different place in California in that it is a big, half-mile track. We're looking forward to getting back to a big track and anxious to show we what we can do."

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2018 STATS:

Events: 60

Quick Times: 3

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 31

Top-10's: 49

Heat Race Wins: 22

Dash Wins: 4

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com. Check out DirtVision's new subscription program that features LIVE video coverage of EVERY World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy,Weikert's Live stock J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Textron Offroad, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Schatz wins at Willamette, ends weekend with top-ten during Gold Cup Race of Champions

Date: Wednesday, September 5th Event: Outlaws at Willamette Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, Ore.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (1st)

Date: Friday, September 7th Event: Gold Cup Race of Champions Preliminary Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, Calif.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 12th (17th)

Date: Saturday, September 8th Event: Gold Cup Race of Champions Finale Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, Calif.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 8th (19th)

World of Outlaws Championship Standings (as of 9/10/2018): 1st – 7902 points (238-point margin over second place, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 10, 2018) – A three-race campaign that kicked-off with a victory and ended with an impressive 11-position rally, Donny Schatz was more than productive during his recent three-race stretch with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, ultimately earning his 19th victory of the 2018 season – nearly triple the win count of the second-leading winner with the Series, Daryn Pittman.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 sprinter, kicked-off his recent stretch of competition with a victory at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., on Wednesday, September 5. Despite starting from the pole position, the result of a dash victory, the win at Willamette did not come easy, forced to work back around Shark Racing’s Logan Schuchart after the Pennsylvania-native cruised around Schatz on lap four. In championship fashion, Schatz used patience and perseverance to work back around Schuchart during a battle in traffic. Schatz regained control on lap 14, eventually driving away to win by nearly two seconds.

After his victory at Willamette Speedway, Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing moved further south and visited Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the two-day Gold Cup Race of Champions on Friday and Saturday, September 7 & 8. After finishing 12th on Friday, the result of a rally from the outside of row seven, the Fargo, N.D., native did one better on Saturday and rebounded from 19th to finish eighth, forced to start near the tail of the feature grid after finishing fifth during a hard-fought heat race.

“All in all, it wasn’t my best effort, but my team helped me make the best of it,” Donny Schatz explained, who is seeking a tenth World of Outlaws championship in 2018. “I have the best crew and best team in the world. Unfortunately, I’m not sure I was as good as the car was this weekend. We’ll put this behind us and move forward.”

Up next on the schedule, Donny Schatz will invade Placerville (Calif.) Speedway for the $20,000-to-win 49er Gold Rush Classic on Wednesday, September 12, followed by the two-day Wine Country Outlaw Showdown at Calistoga Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 14 & 15. Schatz is the defending Wine Country Outlaw Showdown finale winner at the always-scenic Calistoga Speedway, holding back Kasey Kahne Racing’s Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet for a $12,000 payday on September 16, 2017.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live on www.dirtvision.com during each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of 2018.

2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru September 10, 2018) Total Races: 58 Total Wins: 21 Total Top-5s: 44 Total Top-10s: 55

World of Outlaws Races: 56 World of Outlaws Wins: 19 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 42 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 53

 

 

Rico Abreu scores Gold Cup victory at Silver Dollar Speedway

Date: Wednesday, September 5th Event: Outlaws at Willamette Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, Ore.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 10th (20th)

Date: Friday, September 7th Event: Gold Cup Race of Champions Preliminary Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 15th (15th)

Date: Saturday, September 8th Event: Gold Cup Race of Champions Finale Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Silver Dollar Speedway (Chico, Calif.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (5th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (September 10, 2018) – Adding another line in the Silver Dollar Speedway history books, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu gave his Golden State fans something extra special to be proud of on Saturday night and earned his second Gold Cup Race of Champions title in three years.

The victory, a $15,000 accomplishment, was just as impressive as it was special, climbing ahead from fifth on the grid to take command officially on lap 26 of 40, ultimately withstanding a handful of cautions while keeping Tim Kaeding, Cory Eliason and Shane Stewart at bay. For Abreu, the victory bumped his World of Outlaws win count to two on the season, also earning an Ironman 55 triumph in early August.

Abreu’s other recent results include an impressive hard charge from 20th to finish tenth at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., on Wednesday, September 5, followed by a 15th place finish during Gold Cup Race of Champions preliminary action at Silver Dollar on Friday, September 7. The hard charge at Willamette was good enough to solidify KSE Hard Charger Award honors with the World of Outlaws by advancing the most positions during feature competition.

“I really can’t say enough about my race team. They are young, but they work hard. They are becoming one of the best in the business,” Rico Abreu explained, driver of the Rico Abreu Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Alpinestars/Lucas Oil/Rhino Wipe/Priority Aviation/No. 24. “Winning another Gold Cup in front of my home crowd is really special. I grew up racing here every Friday night. It’s great to get a win, especially when you beat the Outlaws. I’m excited to see what the rest of the season has in store for us.”

If all goes according to plan, Rico Abreu will continue the World of Outlaws West Coast Swing and rejoin the Greatest Show On Dirt during a visit to Placerville (Calif.) Speedway on Wednesday, September 12, followed by a two-day visit to Calistoga Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 14 & 15. The trip to Placerville Speedway holds a $20,000 potential.

“Calistoga Speedway is right down the road from where I live,” Abreu continued. “I’m excited to get there.”

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks.

Rico Abreu: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/

2018 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru September 10, 2018) Total Races: 65 Total Wins: 2 Total Top-5s: 9 Total Top-10s: 26 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

2018 CANADIAN SPRINT CAR NATIONALS: DOC MAGILLIGAN’S AT BEST WESTERN CAIRN CROFT PRESENTS TRAVIS RUTZ LONG TOW AWARD

 By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ontario (September 10, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are pleased to announce Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub at Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel as sponsor of a cash award at the Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety on September 15.

The Travis Rutz Long Tow Award presented by Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub at Best Western Cairn Croft Hotel includes a $250 CAD cash prize for the team which travels the furthest distance to compete in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. The award is named for Travis Rutz, who traveled more than 4,200 kilometres with his team from their Langley, British Columbia home to race in the 2009 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Travis’ promising career was cut short a week after he arrived in Ohsweken for the first time, as he suffered a severe brain injury in a Sprint Car crash at Terre Haute, Indiana. Although just 21 years old at the time of the crash, Travis’ resume already included a pair of wins in the Gold Cup – western Canada’s most prestigious Sprint Car race – at Edmonton’s Castrol Raceway, and 19 A-Feature wins at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Washington.

Previous winners of the award include Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2016), and Ryan Coniam (2017). Many other cash prizes are also be available, including $10,000 USD for Saturday’s A-Feature winner, and a minimum $1,000 USD for every Saturday night A-Feature starter; visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for more information about the purse and cash awards available during the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.

About Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel: Located on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel is one of the city’s most popular courtyard-style hotels. The Cade-family owned facility is located just minutes from many of Niagara Falls’ most popular attractions. Their enclosed courtyard is a tropical paradise featuring towering trees, gardens, and lush foliage. You’ll enjoy the heated indoor pool, gazebo, kids play park, whirlpool hot tubs, and Doc Magilligan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub. A visit to this beautiful region is only enhanced by the comfort and hospitality extended by the Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel. For more information, please visit them at 6400 Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, call them at 1-800-263-2551, and visit their website at www.CairnCroft.com

14TH ANNUAL CSCN ENTRY INFO Entries continue to be accepted for the 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/

TICKETS AND CAMPING Advanced reserved seating tickets and reserved campsites are on sale now for the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000 USD to win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

PAST CSCN WINNERS 2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA 2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA 2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA 2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA 2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA 2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY LIVE STREAM Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca, on our official Facebook page, and on YouTube.

2018 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Maguire Family Of Dealerships Boosts CRSA Weekend Purse

For Immediate Release September 9th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations - Toby LaGrange

Albany, NY – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returns to action this weekend in New York's Capital District. The series stops at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Friday night September 14th and then at the Fonda Speedway on Saturday night September 15th.

The Maguire Family of Dealerships and Mike Emhof Motorsports have teamed up to enhance the purse for both events. All CRSA Sprint Car Series racers and any 305 Sprint Car that is RaceSaver sealed and documented are eligible to compete.

Each A-Main winner will receive $1,000 with second place earning $500. Each event will also pay $160 to start. Positions second through sixth have also been increased. Each event is a regular point paying event for the overall CRSA championship and will also count towards the Kennedy's Towing Northway 90 Challenge.

The Maguire Family of Dealerships has locations across Central New York. You can find them in Ithaca, Trumansburg, Watkins Glen and Syracuse. They treat the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. They know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer they enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow them to demonstrate their commitment to excellence and show you why they are one of the fastest growing dealership groups in the country.

With the Maguire Family Commitment you will deal with Non-Commission Sales Consultants, you get the Maguire Family Price Guarantee, a Lifetime Engine Warranty, the Maguire Family Assurance, the Family Promise to Exceed All Your Expectations, a Three Day Money and Three Day Re-Finance Guarantee, a Trade Purchase Offer, and a 30 Day Used Vehicle Exchange. If you live in Ithaca, Syracuse, Watkins Glen, Cortland, Elmira, Horseheads, Binghamton, Auburn, Vestal, Endicott, Johnson City, or anywhere in Upstate, Central or Southern Tier of New York you will discover why purchasing a New or Pre-owned vehicle from Maguire's is different. At Maguire's you will find value exceeds the price on every New and Pre-owned vehicle.

Remember Maguire's offers 19 car makes with 12 different dealership locations to fit your every car need. With brands including Ford, Lincoln, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Hyundai, Kia, Volvo, Audi, Volkswagen, Honda and Genesis. For more information on the Maguire's Family of Dealerships log on to their website at www.maguirecars.com.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy's Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny's Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger's Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Powder Tech Powder Coating, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

 

 

COMING UP NEXT to LONESTAR SPEEDWAY is the highly anticipated SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP on Saturday September 29th at 7pm (earlier start time, as 'summer hours' have ended)!

>>Note that the next SCB event is this coming Saturday, September 15th, at Grayson County Speedway, about 40 minutes NE of McKinney, TX. All event details are posted at www.SprintCarBandits.com

Kilgore, TX ( 09/10/18 ) by DarinShort.com. The latest NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series at LoneStar Speedway (LSS) on June 30th was another thriller, with Tyson Hall and Dalton Steed setting a torrid pace and battling side-by-side for much of the 25-lapper with Steed taking the eventual win. The SCB returns for the 2018 Series Championships at the 70-foot wide expanses of LoneStar Saturday, September 29th at 8pm. Joining the 360 C.I. fuel injected winged Sprint Cars will be the big LoneStar Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds & FWD 4-Cylinders...all competing for excellent purse money.

Fans can expect a great field of top 360 C.I. fuel injected Sprint Car teams from throughout the region, and you and the family will be able to take in this massive event for just $17 adult (ages 12-64) general admission! Ages 6-11 are just $5, while Seniors/Military can take it all in for $15. All pit passes for all ages are $35.

FAMILY-SIZED BONUS! We’re continuing our popular FAMILY PASS for this event, where two adults plus up to FOUR kids (ages 11 and under) can get in for just $34 (the price of two adult tickets), which is a potential savings of $20!

LoneStar Speedway is located at 3131 FM 1252 Kilgore, TX 75662, Track Phone on race day is: (903)-986-9731. Specifically, if you are on I-20 (either direction) take Exit 583 and head north to the 4-way stop light (about 1/2 mile). Go east (right) about 1 mile and you will see the track entrance on the south (right) side of the road. The web address is www.LoneStarSpeedway.com or search Facebook by entering: "LoneStar Speedway."

The LoneStar Speedway championship racing divisions will all be racing for excellent purse money: Modifieds will be racing for $1,200 to win, the Limited Modified winner will take home $700, while the first Factory Stock to cross the checkers will receive $500. The FWD 4-Cylinders will round out the 5-division racing card, racing for $200 to win. Great payback is spread out throughout the field, and the complete breakdown is located here for all divisions:

SPRINT CAR BANDITS A-FEATURE PAYBACK (25 Laps): $2,000 - $1,000 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 390 - 380 - 370 - 360 - 350 (10th) - 340 - 330 - 320 - 310 - 300...to 20th. All non-starters or non-qualifiers receive $100. All standard SCB rules and procedures are in effect. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series rules - which will be enforced. Transponders and RACEceivers are required.

LONESTAR DIVISIONS COMPLETE PAYBACK:

MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $1,200 - $600 - $450 - $350 - $250 (5th) - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $100...to 20th. All Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $50. Transponders and RACEceivers are required.

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE PAYBACK: $500 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 (5th) - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $80 - $60 - $40...to 20th. All Factory Stock NQ's or Non-Starters $20. Transponders and RACEceivers are required.

LIMITED MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $700 - $400 - $300 - $220 - $200 (5th) - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60...to 20th. All Limited Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $30. Transponders and RACEceivers are required.

FWD 4-Cylinders: $200 - $150 - $110 - $100 - 90 - $80 - $70 - $60 - $50 - $40 - $30...to 20th. RACEceivers required.

No outside food/drink allowed through ticket gate. Great food and drinks available at family-affordable pricing. Adult beverages for sale next to main concession stand.

The sun sets in Kilgore Texas at 7:07pm September 29th, which should coincide with our schedule perfectly. The Pit Area on September 29th will open by 4:30pm, Grandstands open at 5:30pm, Draw Cutoff 6:15pm, Pit Meeting 6:45pm, then Track Packing/Hot Laps...with racing to follow immediately. Races should fire off around 7:30pm.

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

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact dssm493@yahoo.com . There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

CLICK www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for all Track info and www.SprintCarBandits.com for all Series info...and we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday September 29th, for the Sprint Car Bandits 2018 Series Championships coming to LoneStar Speedway!

Top 30 NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Points - as of 8/30/18. 13 different feature winners in 15 events! 106 drivers from 9 states have competed in the series across 11 series tracks.

Position Driver City, State Car# Total Points 1 Colby Estes Mansfield, TX 72 2149 2 Michael Day Farmersville, TX 2 1551 3 Claud Estes III Godley, TX 74E 1482 4 Dalton Stevens Scurry, TX 99X 1338 5 Scott Evans Rhome, TX 118 1319 6 Chance McCrary Farmersville, TX 13M 1242 7 Dale Wester Ovilla, TX 12W 1073 8 Junior Jenkins Greenville, TX 23J 839 9 Tyson Hall Diana, TX 5X 804 10 Danny Jennings Norman, OK 1J 765 11 Kyle Jones Kennedale, TX 04 740 12 Michael Lang Mesquite, TX 14 735 13 Gary Floyd San Angelo, TX 58 723 14 DJ Estes Burleson, TX 74 707 15 Ryan Hall Midlothian, TX 79V 697 16 JD Johnson Wichita, KS 98 695 17 Don Droud, Jr Lincoln, NE 1X 691 18 Jeremy Campbell Goddard, KS 10C 677 19 Fred Mattox Drumright, OK 26M 660 20 Jeff Stasa Kingman, KS 91 653 21 Jake Greider Haysville, KS 20G 640 22 Ray Seemann Jetmore, KS 88 631 23 JR Topper St Joseph, MO 92J 618 24 Jason Howell Keller, TX 44 608 25 Brad Wesp Galveston, TX 9TX 605 26 Kaden Taylor Forgan, OK 6 594 27 Britney Bryant Granbury, TX 99B 540 28 Rod Craddock Alvin, TX 7R 539 29 Chad Wilson North Richland Hills, TX 20 470 30 Christian Kinnison Denton, TX 82C 446

 

 

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KMS and Madsen Ready for WSS Assault

Following the acquisition of new team driver Kerry Madsen back in July, the exciting announcements keep coming for Krikke Motorsport, with the team confirming that Madsen has officially been contracted to the 2018-19 season World Series Sprintcars Championship for the first time in his 28-year Sprintcar career.

Making his WSS Championship debut on the road, but not as a contacted driver, in the 1998-99 season, placing seventh overall, the current and four-time Australian Champion has since contested numerous WSS Championships; however, his demanding American racing schedule has often led to clashes, causing him to miss various rounds, with his highest overall finish being fourth place last season after contesting 11 of the 14 rounds.

With the Bunbury, Western Australia-based Krikke Motorsport team having remarkably been contracted to the championship for 19 consecutive seasons, since making their debut with American driver and nine-time World of Outlaws Champion Donny Schatz in 1999, team manager Ryan Krikke is thrilled that their tradition is set to continue with Madsen.

“The World Series Sprintcar Championship is something that we’ve been committed to for a very long time,” he expressed.

“When we signed Kerry as our driver, we were unsure if the championship would be possible, due to potential clashes in the schedules, but thankfully it’s all worked out perfectly. The addition of Kerry as a contracted driver for the first time since the inception of the World Series Championship is certainly a huge coup, not only for the championship itself, but also for the fans.

“Our final season schedule hasn’t quite been confirmed yet, but the championship is obviously a massive part of it and I’m pleased that Krikke Motorsport is able to continue supporting it. In addition to his first contract, hopefully we can clinch Kerry’s first World Series crown!”

Madsen, who is not only considered one of Australia’s best drivers but also one of the elites in the American racing circuit, was quick to echo Krikke’s sentiments.

“I’m excited about participating in World Series for the first time as a contracted driver, and this season’s schedule is condensed which works in well with my American racing commitments,” he said.

“It’s great to be a part of one of Australia’s most renowned Sprintcar teams and continue their World Series tradition, and I’m looking forward to hitting the road with them as we chase success.”

A full season schedule and list of 2018-19 season sponsors, along with the team’s new range of merchandise, will be released shortly, so stay tuned by visiting Krikke Motorsport’s website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or by following them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

2018-19 Season World Series Sprintcars Schedule:
Speedweek
December 26
Round 1 - Murray Bridge Speedway (Murray Bridge, SA)
December 28
Round 2 - Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA)
December 29
Round 3 - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)
December 30
Round 4 - Avalon Raceway (Geelong, Vic)
January 1
Round 5 - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)

Sunshine Swing: Queensland
January 4 and 5
Round 6 (Australian Open) - Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)
January 9
Round 7 - Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)

Western Swing: Western Australia
February 16
Round 8 - Attwell Park Speedway (Albany, WA)
February 22
Round 9 - Perth Motorplex (Perth, WA)
February 23
Round 10 (Grand Final) - Perth Motorplex (Perth, WA)

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series
 

HOLLY, Mich. – Jimmy McCune will wrap up his fourth consecutive Must See Racing Sprint Car Series championship just by signing in for next weekend’s season finale at Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway.

The David D. Mateer Tribute Race, which will pay $4,000 to win and $700 to start, will be the bookend on a 12-race season which has featured an immense amount of parity, including seven different feature winners in the first 11 events.

However, McCune has still risen above the pack, earning a series-high four wins this year and carrying an unassailable 68-point lead over nephew Anthony McCune entering the closing act.

With a total of 91 points on offer per event and 25 of those points being accrued simply by rolling into the gate, Jimmy McCune knows he can’t be caught, and that’s a sigh of relief for the Toledo, Ohio veteran as he chases one final victory to close out another championship campaign in style.

“That’s a perfect ending, too,” McCune noted. “I’ve raced for it all year long, so it’s cool that I don’t have to race for it at Jennerstown and we can just go out and have fun next weekend.

“It may seem like it’s been easy for us to do all this, but we work hard on the car almost all the time,” he continued. “We don’t stop working on it; even last year when we made things look easy (with eight wins in 12 races). This year just seemed to be a bit more of a struggle. We couldn’t get the handling on the car exactly where we wanted it, but we found a few things around the second Berlin race that will hopefully be a turning point in making the car better for the future.”

As for what the fourth-straight championship means to him for the scope of his career, McCune pointed out that he’s never been one to care much about points racing – he’s more focused on race victories.

“I’ve never really worried too much about championships; they’re cool to have on your resume, but at the end of the day, I like to win races,” noted McCune. “Hopefully we can keep this roll going and keep winning races, and if more championships come out of that, you certainly won’t see us complain.

“It’ll be cool to look back on, years down the road, and tell my kids or grandkids what all we’ve done. Right now though, winning races means more to me than anything else.”

With the top spot sealed up, the best battle in points during the final weekend will be for fifth in the standings, where Adam Biltz and Jerry Caryer are separated by just 18 points.

Anthony McCune has a solid hold on the runner-up position, while Charlie Schultz will lock up at least third in points simply by signing in at Jennerstown next weekend.

Further down the order, Virginia veteran Anthony Linkenhoker looks to move into the top 10 in points during the final meet of the year, as does former NASCAR Modified champion Bobby Santos. They sit 11th and 12th, respectively, in points entering the David D. Mateer Tribute.

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (September 8, 2018) - Chad Blonde (Litchfield, Michigan) drove his Krieger Racing Engine powered Maxim to a well-deserved 2018 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Championship.

Blonde, in the 5B owned and wrenched by 1999 SOD Champion Sean Robinson, picked up three second place finishes and two thirds in the season’s first five races. Blonde won the first of his four races on July 13th, the season’s second King Engine Bearings King of Michigan race at Hartford Motor Speedway. Blonde’s worst finish was fourth on July 14th at Crystal Motor Speedway for the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge race #2. Besides his July 13th win, Blonde won the KoM race at Hartford on July 22, night one of the Butler Bash/Hog Creek Showdown on August 3rd, and the KoM Championship Race on August 31st.

Shawn Valenti (Fostoria, Ohio) finished second in the championship in his Gressman Powersports Triple X. Valenti picked up three wins, a MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge win at Tri-City Motor Speedway on June 22nd, another BLC win at Crystal Motor Speedway on July 14th, and the Butler Bash/Hog Creek Showdown finale on August 4th.

Valenti also captured the 2018 Sprints On Dirt Series Rookie of the Year Award. Josh Ward followed in his brother Justin’s footsteps. Justin was 2016 Sprints On Dirt Sprint Car Rookie of the Year; Josh is the 2018 Sprints On DirtSprint Car Rookie of the Year.

XYZ Machining Sportsman of the Year and XYZ Crew Chief of the Year will be announced at the awards banquet.

The top twelve in season championship points will be recognized at the 2018 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Awards Banquet on October 27th. They are:

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 1. 5b, Chad Blonde, 1644

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 2. 7, Shawn Valenti, 1523

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 3. 10s, Jay Steinebach, 1335

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 4. 0, Ricky Ferkel, 1282

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 5. 71H, Ryan Ruhl, 1176

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 6. 8, Justin Ward, 1166

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 7. 8W, Josh Ward, 1113

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 8. 5QB, Quentin Blonde, 1101

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 9. 1a, Mark Aldrich, 1001

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍10. 24+, Mike Schumacher, 874

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍11. 41, Thomas Schinderle, 759

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍12. 24, Eric Smith, 756

The season championship point fund and all other 2018 mini point funds will be paid out at the family-friendly banquet on October 27th at the Battle Creek (MI) Holiday Inn. Racers, teams, sponsors, promoters, fans, families, friends are all invited. Tickets are $35 per person. Email director@sprintsondirt.com to order yours.

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

 

 

Mother Nature wins again at Fremont Speedway; championships earned

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 Contact: Rich Farmer fremontspeedway@yahoo.com

FREMONT, Ohio - Mother Nature once again prevailed at Fremont Speedway. Rains throughout the morning with a forecast of heavier rains the rest of the day prompted track officials to cancel Kistler Racing Products Season Championship Night, Saturday, Sept. 8.

"We didn't have any options sadly. With the all the other rain outs we've had and only two races left this year there is no chance to decide the championships with one last point race," said Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer.

That means Gibsonburg, Ohio's Craig Mintz is "The Track That Action Built" 2018 Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint Champion. It's the third title at the track for Mintz who scored championships in 2010 and 2012.

Fremont, Ohio's John Ivy - a shoe in for the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame when he retires from racing - will wear the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint crown. Ivy has 410 sprint track titles in 2001 and 2002 and the 305 and dirt truck titles in 2013, so this year's championship is his fifth overall at Fremont Speedway!

Fremont, Ohio's Keith Sorg and Sandusky, Ohio's Jim Ward were set to battle for the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck championship as both headed into championship night tied atop the standings. With the rain-out, Sorg gets the tie-breaker as he has a victory in 2018. It's the second truck title for Sorg who also claimed the championship in 2016.

Fremont, Ohio's Dustin Keegan will follow up his 2017 truck championship at Fremont Speedway by claiming the 2018 McCullough Industries Limited Late Model title.

Also, the Johnny Auxter Day featuring vintage race cars at Fremont Speedway for Sunday, Sept. 9 has been cancelled due to the huge amounts of rain forecast.

Fremont Speedway will wrap up it's 67th year of racing on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15 with the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic.

On Friday, Sept. 14, the champion of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics will be crowned along with the $10,000 reward. The winner of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints A-main will take home $3,000 but the rest of the purse has been increased to include paying $500 for 10th and $400 to start! All non-transfer cars who take a competitive green flag will earn $200. Also, the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints will battle for $1,000 to win. The McCullough Industries Limited Late Models will also be in action.

Going into the 410 FAST championship night two time series champion Craig Mintz holds a pretty commanding 109 point advantage over Cap Henry. Essentially if Mintz takes the green flag he will become the 2018 FAST champion.

General admission tickets are $15; senior citizen tickets are $13; and teens (ages 11-15) are $10 with kids 10 and under getting in free. Pit passes are $30.

The big money is on the line on Saturday, Sept. 15 on JLH General Contractor Night! The finale of the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic will pay the 410 sprint feature winner $10,000. The purse pays back extremely well with the driver finishing 10th taking home, $1,100. The A-main will pay $500 to start with all non-transfer cars who take a competitive green flag going home with $200.

The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro will also crown the series champion. Going into the night Jamie Miller has a commanding lead as he looks to secure his first ever FAST title.

The very loyal Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will battle for $1,000 to win in their feature Saturday.

Saturday’s general admission tickets are $20 for adults; $20 for senior citizens; and $15 for students with kids 10 and under getting in free. Pit passes are $35.

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

 

 

Farmer ending tenure as Fremont Speedway promoter

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 Contact: Rich Farmer fremontspeedway@yahoolcom

FREMONT, Ohio - Rich Farmer has informed the board of Fremont Motorsports Park LLC that he is ending his tenure as promoter of Fremont Speedway.

Farmer has been the man in charge of Fremont Speedway for years. The track, which Farmer sold to the Sandusky County Fair Agricultural Society last year, plays host to weekly 410 and 305 sprint car racing as well as dirt trucks and late models.

“I sold my interest (in the race track) to the Fair board at the end of last year to set the page for (moving forward), but I'm taking a break, not retiring. I still have plenty of race promotions that someday I would like to do some place,” Farmer told SPEED SPORT. “Retirement makes it sound like I’m quitting, and I’m not quitting! Someone may need or want some assistance some place to fill in, and I still enjoy auto racing."

“I lost my brother a year ago at just 43 years old, and that was a bit of an eye-opener for me,” noted Farmer. “That was the moment I said to myself that maybe I should go do some of the other things in life that I want to do before my number is called. There’s just a lot of things that I’d like to do, and my career has gotten much more important right now with our business expanding (by) leaps and bounds.

“It’s just time to prepare for a retirement process in the real world, outside of just the racing stuff,” Farmer continued. “I’m just setting the stage for the next chapter, if you will, of getting where I want to be in life.”

Just because Farmer is departing the track as promoter doesn’t mean he’s leaving altogether. He told SPEED SPORT that he plans to remain a part of the Hall of Fame that he created at the historic three-eighths-mile dirt oval.

“I’ll retain the Hall of Fame, certainly; that’s something that I started and is near and dear to me,” Farmer said. “I also still have a couple of race cars as well. We’re still going to be at race tracks, we’re still going to have fun and we’re still going to be part of the sport. It’s just going to be on a different level going forward.”

A successful businessman, Farmer said his time will be taken up with many other things, just less racing than it has been in years past.

“I own six NAPA Auto Parts stores, I own a limousine and party bus company, I own an ice cream shop and I own a real estate company,” Farmer pointed out. “I’ve still got plenty to do.”

In looking back on his long tenure at Fremont, Farmer drew several memories to mind when asked what he'll remember most about his role in leading the historic track.

“I’ve made a lot of good friends over the years, obviously. I created the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame as well, which is probably what I’m most proud of since I started there at the track,” Farmer reflected. “Being able to be nominated as Regional Promoter of the Year twice – by my peers, no less – is a great honor.

"I have always said what an honor it has been to hold the wheel at Fremont Speedway, but the teams, fans, business partners and loyal employees over the years are what provided the horsepower to do what we have been able to do," he added. "I will forever be grateful to each of them. I hadn’t really ever thought about all of this that way, to be honest with you, but those things are a few of the ones that stick out to me.”

Farmer also said that final plans for who will succeed him as the next promoter of Fremont Speedway will be confirmed later on.

He assured those concerned, however, that the track will continue to host racing after his tenure as promoter concludes at the end of the season.

“Fremont Speedway will be in really good hands going forward,” Farmer stated. “Everyone is really excited about the 2019 season. The track will be alive and well next year and we look forward to the future.”

The final race of the year at the three-eighths-mile oval will be the 11th annual Jim Ford Classic on Sept. 14 & 15, featuring a $3,000 to win 410 sprint car race on Friday and a $10,000 to win FAST 410 finale on Saturday.

Also on the Jim Ford Classic card will be the FAST 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models.

"It will be one very special party in the campgrounds after the races," Farmer added.

 

 

Big money on the line for Jim & Joanne Ford Classic as Fremont Speedway wraps up season

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018

Contact: Rich Farmer

fremontspeedway@yahoo.com

FREMONT, Ohio – A lot of money will be on the line for the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15. And, it’s not all on the “to win” spot!

“This year we decided to go with a ‘pay all more’ purse structure opposed to just the winners taking home more money. It’s our way of saying thanks to the teams for supporting us and putting on fantastic shows all year. And, the fans get two big shows for an affordable ticket price,” said Rich Farmer, Fremont Speedway Promoter.

On Friday, the champion of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics will be crowned. The winner of the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints A-main will take home $3,000 but the rest of the purse has been increased to include paying $500 for 10th and $400 to start! All non-transfer cars who take a competitive green flag will earn $200. Also, the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints will battle for $1,000 to win. The McCullough Industries Limited Late Models will also be in action.

Going into the 410 FAST championship night two time series champion Craig Mintz holds a pretty commanding 109 point advantage over Cap Henry. Essentially if Mintz takes the green flag he will become the 2018 FAST champion. Mintz locked up his third Fremont Speedway title the previous week.

General admission tickets are $15; senior citizen tickets are $13; and teens (ages 11-15) are $10 with kids 10 and under getting in free. Pit passes are $30.

The big money is on the line on Saturday, Sept. 15 on JLH General Contractor Night! The finale of the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic will pay the 410 sprint feature winner $10,000. The purse pays back extremely well with the driver finishing 10th taking home, $1,100. The A-main will pay $500 to start with all non-transfer cars who take a competitive green flag going home with $200.

The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro will also crown the series champion. Going into the night Jamie Miller has a commanding lead as he looks to secure his first ever FAST title.

The very loyal Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will battle for $1,000 to win in their feature Saturday.

Saturday’s general admission tickets are $20 for adults; $20 for senior citizens; and $15 for students with kids 10 and under getting in free. Pit passes are $35.

On Saturday, Jon Horn of JLH General Contractor will pay the driver who passes the most cars from their original starting position in the A-main an additional $100 for all three divisions. Horn will hand out $100 to the “hard luck” driver of the night; $100 for the best “wheelie;” and an extra $100 to the feature winners. JLH will also pay $100 to the first non-transfer car from the B-main. Drivers need to display a JLH General Contractor sticker on their car to be eligible for any of the bonus money with stickers to be available in the pit tower.

Horn is also rewarding the fans! Frisbees autographed by the drivers will be tossed into the stands and the fan holding the feature winner’s name will get $100.

Following the racing action Friday night there will be big “Camper Village” party in the grounds across from the track on North Street with DJ “The Mac Experience” in the party barn. Saturday following the races the band Stranger Than Fiction will perform in the party barn.

Also, the Fremont Speedway Queen and Lil Miss contest will take place in the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. and event is open to the public. The track’s 2019 queen and little miss will be crowned.

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

Past Jim Ford Classic winners:

2008-Dale Blaney, Hartford , Ohio

2009-Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa , Pa.

2010-Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa , Pa.

2011-Bryan Sebetto, Fremont , Ohio

2012-Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa , Pa.

2013-Dale Blaney, Hartford , Ohio

2014-Dale Blaney, Hartford , Ohio

2015-Ryan Smith, Kunkletown , Pa.

2016-Rained Out

2017-Byron Reed, Monclova, Ohio

 

 

CRSA Capital District Weekend Offers Big Pay Outs

For Immediate Release September 7th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations - Toby LaGrange

Albany, NY - The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday and Saturday September 14th and 15th. The series rolls into the Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Friday evening and the Fonda Speedway on Saturday evening. When the stars and cars of the CRSA hit the track, they will be doing so for an impressively large purse.

The Maguire Family of Dealerships and Mike Emhof Motorsports have teamed up to enhance the purse for both events. All CRSA Sprint Car Series racers and any 305 Sprint Car that is RaceSaver sealed and documented are eligible to compete.

Each A-Main winner will receive $1,000 with second place earning $500. Each event will also pay $160 to start. Positions second through sixth have also been increased. Each event is a regular point paying event for the overall CRSA championship and will also count towards the Kennedy's Towing Northway 90 Challenge.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy's Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny's Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger's Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Powder Tech Powder Coating, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

 

 

STEWART LOOKS TO DEFEND GOLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

GOLD CUP RACE OF CHAMPIONS: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series roll into The Golden State for the first two of five nights of racing. Fresh off a __ finish at Willamette Speedway, Shane Stewart and his Kyle Larson Racing team head to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the 65th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions.

2017 GOLD CUP OPENER: Last year, Stewart claimed the fastest lap in qualifying and finished second in his heat race on the opening night. After earning a front row starting position in the Craftsman Club Dash, Stewart settled into the runner-up position for the first six laps of the 30-lap feature. He was able to claim the lead on lap 7 but eventually lost the top spot to eventual race winner, Kyle Hirst in lapped traffic to finish second. Race highlights available here: https://youtu.be/M9L0gb3xij8.

DEFENDING CHAMP: The following night, Stewart qualified sixth in Flight A of qualifying, won his heat race after starting third and earned the third starting spot for the 40-lap feature in the Craftsman Club Dash. Stewart quickly advanced to second on the opening lap of Saturday's finale. While racing in heavy lapped traffic, Stewart seized the lead on lap 11. The remaining 29 laps were not without difficulty as two lapped cars in a couple different incidences spun directly in front of the leader. Stewart ultimately survived two restarts in the closing laps to finally become a Gold Cup Champion after many years of trying. Race highlights available here: https://youtu.be/66vy1q1zBSY.

STEWART ON WINNING THE GOLD CUP: "I just can't thank Kyle [Larson] and Justin [Marks] enough," said Stewart in victory lane. "They always give us the ability to come out here and do our jobs. When you retire, you are only remembered for the big races you win and this was one that I've always wanted to win. We've been close the last few years and to finally get it means so much to me."

RACE INFORMATION: For more information on the 65th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway, please click here. To purchase tickets for the two-day event, please click here.

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson. So far this week, Larson has competed in his Kyle Larson's Outlaw Kart Showcase presented by BRANDT at Cycleland Speedway in Chico, Calif., and finally picked up the victory after struggling the last three years. He also competed at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., with the World of Outlaws on Wednesday and earned a sixth-place finish. The Elk Grove, Calif., native also raced at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the first annual 360 Platinum Cup Thursday night before heading to Indianapolis, Ind., for the Brickyard 400 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Jakob Weaver of Coldwater, Mich.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners Chevy Accessories, BRANDT, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, Coca-Cola, Howard Johnson Lima and Scott for being a part of our team.

CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

 

 

Covington’s 11th Place Run Highlights LOS 360 Nationals Weekend

CG Motorsports- Glenpool, OK (Sept 6th, 2018) – Matt Covington drove the Triple X/A-Rock Materials mount to a 15th and 11th place finish during the 9th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals last weekend at Lake Ozark Speedway.

“We had speed early but struggled to get going in the features,” Matt said. “On Saturday night, we just weren’t tight enough to get the needed forward bite to move up through the field.”

Covington came home 4th in the heat after starting 7th, and 1st in the qualifier from the pole. The point total from the heat and qualifier started Matt 7th in the A-main. After fighting the loose race car and lacking forward drive, Covington slipped back to end up with a 15th place finish, capping off Night 1 of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event.

On Sunday, Covington came home 4th from 6th in the heat and 1st in the qualifier from the pole again. The results netted him a 12th place starting position in the feature. Matt battled most of the feature trying to advance, but only gained one spot, coming in 11th at the checkers.

“The car was good during the heat and qualifier on Sunday.” stated Matt. “We got enough points to start 12th in the feature. We drove hard to move forward, but we were just a little too snug to run the bottom and had to wait on it too long to rotate. Then I went to the top, and it was better, but the bottom was the place to be so we couldn’t make much progress. In the end, pretty much going green to checkered, we mostly stayed where we started. Overall it was a decent weekend for us, considering we were competitive early and made the show both nights. But it was still disappointing not being able to pass much in the feature. We need to learn how to better manage the kind of track conditions we had at LOS.”

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who have helped make this 2018 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: T&L Foundry, Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, Winters, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, DMI Components, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Wilwood Brakes, ButlerBuilt, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Wesmar Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, STW Trailer sales, and Brodix Cylinder Heads

Covington will take this weekend off, before possibly running some regional races the following weekend, followed by the Jesse Hockett and Daniel McMillin Memorial event at Lucas Oil Speedway on September 20, 21, and 22.

2018 STATS: Starts-44, Wins-3, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-24

ON TAP: 9/15/2018 I-30 Speedway - Little Rock, AR 9/20-22/2018 Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio (Select Pay-Per-View video) during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2018 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races in the trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2018 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95.

 

 

Bellm Ever so Close at LOS 360 Nationals

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (September 7, 2018) – Sunday’s $10,000 payday at the Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals was tantalizingly close to Kyle Bellm’s grasp.

After a strong third-place run in Saturday night’s preliminary feature event, Bellm drew the pole position for Sunday night’s 41-lap finale aboard the Greenworks Nursery/Landscapes Awarded No. 14k Sprint Car.

“We had too much time and we overthought it,” Bellm says. “We should have stuck with what we know works, but we threw some other stuff at it and missed it.”

Bellm displayed his mastery of the 1/3-mile Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday aboard the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care machine by winning his heat race and then climbing from sixth to fourth in qualifying race action to earn the sixth starting position in the feature.

From there, Bellm went forward in the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry to snare a third-place finish that locked him into Saturday’s $10,000-to-win LOS 360 Nationals finale.

“Saturday was really good, we probably had a second place car,” Bellm says. “Getting locked in was the important thing though.”

Even after missing the setup for the 41-lap finale, Bellm battled amongst the top five most of the way before cutting a tire in the late going.

“We were fourth for about the first 27 laps or so,” Bellm recalls. “Then I smacked the wall and cut the right rear tire down.”

Bellm and the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions/Schaeffers Racing Oil team tried to make it back on track but ran short of time.

“We were trying to get back out, there were only about ten or 11 cars on the lead lap so we still could have got a decent finish out of it,” Bellm explains. “I thought we had it changed in time but they wouldn’t let us back out.”

Strong throughout the weekend, it was another learning experience for Bellm and crew.

“We overthought what we needed to do instead of sticking with the basics,” Bellm says. “We’ll learn from that and go on to the next one. It’s still encouraging to know that we can compete at that level, it’s just frustrating to make that mistake starting on the pole of a $10,000-to-win race.”

Bellm and crew will ready the Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway on September 20-22 while possibly mixing in another event or two along the way.

2018 Quick Stats: 27 races, 3 wins, 12 top-fives, 17 top-tens.

Up Next: TBD.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

If you would like Kyle Bellm Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

All Star Points Leader Reutzel Tunes up for Tuscarora 50 with Tenth Win of the Year

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (September 7, 2018) – A $51,000 payday hangs in the balance at this weekend’s Tuscarora 50 at central Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway.

Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team did their best to tune up for the All Star Circuit of Champions event by making an all-night haul from Ohio pay off with a win in the Monday afternoon Labor Day Classic atop the half-mile clay oval.

The team’s tenth overall feature win of the season wrapped up a weekend that included three All Star events in Ohio, with Reutzel surviving the weekend to retain the series points lead aboard the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X.

The Ohio triple included finishes of 11th and eighth at Attica Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday and then fifth at Wayne County Speedway on Sunday before the overnight trip to Pennsylvania pushed the team into double-digits in the win column.

“We just wanted to test some things and get some laps,” Reutzel said of the last-minute decision to take in the Monday matinee card at Port Royal. “We were trying some new ideas and they worked, hopefully that will carry into this weekend.”

Reutzel’s Ohio weekend began with a strong qualifying effort aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry on Friday at Attica Raceway Park.

But a major track rework between qualifying and heat races caught the team off guard. “We missed it, we were beyond tight,” Reutzel explains.

Forced to make it to the main through “B” Main action, Reutzel worked his way through the feature field to salvage an 11th place finish on the night.

“We were okay, but we should have been a lot better than that finish,” Reutzel says.

Another strong qualifying effort ensued on Saturday night at Attica Raceway Park with Reutzel making his way into the Dash this time and starting the feature in tenth. Reutzel went on to finish out the night eighth aboard the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry.

“We were pretty good in the feature, there were a lot of guys racing us pretty hard and we were trying to make sure we got a decent finish to get as many points as we could,” Reutzel explains.

From there, it was on to Orrville, Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway on Sunday where Reutzel bounced back from a sub-par qualifying effort to win his heat race and the Dash to earn the front row outside starting position.

Reutzel finished out the All Star Circuit of Champions weekend with a fifth-place run.

“We left the car alone after the Dash and then it got a lot slicker,” Reutzel recalls. “We fell back and just held on for fifth.”

Reutzel finished out the four-race set with Monday’s $4,000 Labor Day Classic triumph at Port Royal Speedway that he the BRM No. 87 team hope to carry into this weekend’s lucrative 51st Annual Tuscarora 50 on Friday and Saturday.

2018 Quick Stats: 63 races, 10 wins, 25 top-fives, 36 top-tens.

Quick Results:

Friday, August 31 – 11th in All Star Circuit of Champions action at Attica Raceway Park

Saturday, September 1 – 8th in All Star Circuit of Champions action at Attica Raceway Park

Sunday, September 2 – 5th in All Star Circuit of Champions action at Wayne County Speedway

Monday, September 3 – 1st at Port Royal Speedway

Next Up: All Star Circuit of Champions at Port Royal (PA) Speedway’s 51st Annual Tuscarora 50 on Friday and Saturday. Those unable to see the event in person can watch on live PPV at https://www.speedshifttv.com/.

Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com.

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS EXPANDS TO THREE DAYS

TRENTON, NJ September 7, 2018 . . . The second Annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals has been expanded to a third night of racing to accommodate new racers interested in competing. The event featuring the 600cc wingless Micro Sprints will again be held at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. with racing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night December 13th - 15th. Racing will start at 7PM on Thursday and Friday, 5PM on Saturday.

Entries will be split into two preliminary night programs on Thursday and Friday evening. The first two nights of action will set the line-ups for Saturday’s main event program where all entered racers will compete.

“We have already received close to 90 entries for the event and its 3 1/2 months away from race day,” said promoter Len Sammons. “The great dark clay racing surface and awesome three wide groove action at the inaugural event caught the attention of racers from different forms of racing that want to be involved. The split preliminary night schedule will allow us the pit space to expand the entry list to 120 cars with 60 competing each night.”

A list of what drivers are presently competing each night is posted and will be updated as they are received at indoorautoracing.com. Entries will be limited to 120, so teams are urged to enter quickly to avoid being left out.

New entries have already been received from many including Ryan Flores, the 2018 TQ Midget Car winner of the Indoor Auto Racing Series race held on the concrete floor of Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Erick Rudolph, a multi-time TQ indoor winner who currently is second in points on the Super DIRTcar big-block Modified series, is also a new entrant. Another dirt Modified driver, Dom Buffalino has landed a ride to join the action.

The Thursday and Friday events will now feature heat races and four A-Qualifier main events. The top two finishers in each feature will go directly into Saturday, December 15ths main event. Points earned throughout each night programs will be used to lineup alphabet mains for Saturday night’s main event program for all other racers. At the event last year, Wyoming, Delaware’s Luke Thomas rebounded from a problem on his qualifying night to advance from the D-Main to finishing seventh in the A-Main.

An invitational event will also be held on each of the two preliminary nights. The top 20 drivers in the 2017 Indoor Auto Racing Series Slingshot and Champ Kart point standings who accept an invitation to compete will run a heat races and a feature event. The Slingshots will be part of Thursday’s program, the Champ Karts on Friday.

Tickets for the events are on sale through a link at indoorautoracing.com or by stopping by the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton.

All tickets for the additional Thursday event will be offered as general admission open seating for just $15. Those who have already purchased a Friday night grandstand ticket, or do so by September 21, will receive a general admission ticket for Thursday as an added bonus at a later date in the same method the other tickets arrived. After September 21, all three nights will be sold as a separate ticket.

A range of different price tickets are available for Friday and Saturday action including lower and upper level reserve seats. General admission upper-level seating where children are admitted for just $5 is available as a less costly alternative, but without the guarantee of specific seats.

Saturday’s front row or suite tickets will also include a special pit area tour prior to the start of racing action.

Information about entering the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals, technical and competition rules, and host hotel information is as posted on the web-site.

Title sponsorship for the event is currently being sought, however event sponsors Oliver Communications Group, Hoosier Racing Tires, and VP Racing Fuels are returning to back the race once again. Anyone interested in being a part of this event should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or via e-mail at danny@aarn.com.

 

 

Cory Turner Excited For Final Ohsweken and SOS Points Nights

Factor Media CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (September 7, 2018) – With the momentum of a successful Labour Day weekend that included a top-five and four top-10 finishes, Cory Turner is anxious to hit the track again for championship weekend. The final points races of the season at Ohsweken Speedway and with the Southern Ontario Sprints at Merrittville Speedway are scheduled for Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8.

Entering Friday’s race, Turner is currently third in the Ohsweken standings and trailing Jim Huppunen by just six points for second, which equates to three finishing positions on the race track.

“We have to keep the car in one piece,” Turner stated. “This is the car we want to finish the year on. It’s been good on the small tracks, so hopefully Friday it will be good at Ohsweken too. We’re going to try and outrun Jimmy to get second.”

The race is also an important tune-up for next weekend’s $10,000-to-win 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Arrow Express. Turner will look to nail down the setup on his KT Gas & Convenience/Silo Wireless No.97 for this championship weekend and for next weekend’s Ohsweken season finale.

“Hopefully we can run well Friday and get a good tune-up for the Nationals,” Turner said. “We are running well right now and building momentum for these next two weekends. We’re really excited for it all.”

On Saturday, Turner will then take the Mobil 1/King’s Wood Products No.97 to his former home track of Merrittville Speedway in search of his first career Sprint Car championship with the Southern Ontario Sprints. Turner holds a more than 50-point lead at the top of the SOS standings over his younger brother, Ryan Turner entering the final race of the season. Turner is excited for the race, but knows there’s still plenty of work to be done.

“If I can run in the top-10 again like we have all year with the SOS, than we will be in good shape,” Turner said. “There’s still 35-40 laps to run on Saturday after we race Friday. I’m lucky I have a lot of laps there, but I’ll have to keep my eyes open to make sure we run it clean.”

Quick Recap

Last weekend, Turner ran a pair of Features at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, August 31, including a make-up event from July 27. He earned seventh and eighth-place finishes in the two events.

“We were good at the beginning of the night, but we kind of fell off a little bit,” Turner explained of the Friday action. “We were better than the previous Friday.”

Then, he travelled east to compete with the SOS in the annual Labour Day Classic Weekend at Brighton Speedway with full shows on back-to-back nights Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. He started with a second-place finish on Saturday night and a sixth-place result Sunday.

“Saturday, we were really running down the leader, Steve Lyons,” Turner said. “The second half of the race, my car came in nicely and I ran him down from almost half a lap back. I lost by about a car length and a half at the line. We were absolutely ripping the last 10 laps and I was really happy with how the car got better.”

For complete event details, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca and www.merrittvillespeedway.com. For more information on Cory Turner Motorsports, visit www.coryturnermotorsports.com.

CORY TURNER SEASON STATS 97 Cory Turner – 23 Starts: 2 Wins, 10 Top-5s, 18 Top-10s

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Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers locked in for 2018/19

Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers have again secured naming rights for the Australian Sprintcar All Star Series. This is the companies 9th year of involvement. Mainline originally commenced as naming rights to the All Star Challenge $10K to win show and after two years took up naming rights of the Series. “We are very pleased that Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers have chosen to continue involvement with us again this season. Without sponsors like Mainline we cannot do what we do and cannot thank them enough for their loyal support. ”Promoter Mandy Searle says.

Andrew Elder from Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers spoke to us earlier and said “We are happy to be involved with such a proactive series. They have a great bunch of teams & competitors. We always enjoy the racing and can see the commitment the officials, drivers and crews put in every night at the skids.”

With 12 rounds locked in for the 12th season the series looks forward to a stela season.

“We are honoured to have Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers back on board. Our new drivers will still have to keep practicing the name before getting up on the Dias although after such loyal support the name should flow easily by now.” Mandy Searle tells us.

 

 

BRIAN KNOWLES, JUSTIN LAMB & TANNER KERR WIN 1ST SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL RACES OF 2018; ROCKY KUGEL WINS RICHEST RUSH SPORTSMAN MOD RACE IN $1300 "BETSY KRIEGISCH MEMORIAL" AT PITTSBURGH; ANGIE KIMBERLY & LAUREN BUTLER GIVES FEMALE RACERS 1-2 STOCK FINISH AT JENNERSTOWN

September 6, 2018 (By Jim Zufall & Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Pulaski, PA)...Crowning champions and late season specials were the order of the day as the calendar turned to September this past weekend for the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance family of speedways for the various divisions of cars.

Friday night at Raceway 7, Kyle Zimmerman survived several cautions throughout the 20-lap feature event to pick up his first win of the season at the Conneaut, Ohio oval. Zimmerman used his front row starting spot to his advantage, holding off all challengers including 2018 champion Darrell Bossard along with Matt Latta, Breyton Santee and Khole Wanzer. That ends the first season for the RUSH Late Models at Raceway 7.

Friday was a night for crowning division champs at Dundee, New York's Outlaw Speedway as Brian Knowles and track champion Chad Homan spent the 20-lap RUSH Late Model feature in a one-on-one duel as Jamie Freeman ran behind them in third. Brian's car seemed to handle better as the race went on, and he took his first win of the season over Homan and Freeman. The RUSH Late Models return to Outlaw on September 21 and 22 for the "Outlaw Fall Nationals".

A RUSH double header was on tap Friday night at Lernerville Speedway. While the weekly RUSH Pro Stocks had the night off, the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and RUSH Sprints were in action at the Sarver, Pennsylvania oval. First up were the Sportsman Modifieds in the first of two events of the weekend, where Garrett Krummert is enjoying his first season behind the wheel of a RUSH Modifieds. Krummert ran down leader Tony Tatgenhorst on a lap seven restart and survived a second restart that put the red-hot Chas Wolbert in second for the restart. Wolbert would throw a number of challenges for the lead, but Krummert remained steadfast and went on for the win- his first at Lernerville since 2014. Wolbert held on for second with Tatgenhorst, Kyle Martell and Rocky Kugel making up the top five.

In RUSH Sprint Car action, Chad Ruhlman took advantage of an early caution in the 20-lap feature event and capitalized on it, taking the lead from Zack Morrow on lap six. Over the remaining laps, Morrow would try desperately to regain the spot, but Ruhlman was simply too strong. In the end, Ruhlman held on for his second Lernerville win in as many tries and 11th overall of the season. Morrow, Gale Ruth Jr., Shawn Smith and Arnie Kent made up the top five. The four RUSH divisions will be a part of several post season race events over the next several weeks at Lernerville. The RUSH Sprints will be at Sharon on Friday night for the "Apple Festival Nationals" for their second and final appearance at the Hartford, Ohio oval in 2018.

Night number two for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and another RUSH doubleheader took place on Saturday night at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. The Sportsman Modifieds got top billing for the $1,300-to-win "Betsy Kriegisch Memorial". The first race of its kind honoring the memory of the matriarch of the Kriegisch racing family was also the richest to date for the RUSH Sportsman Mods.

The 25-lap race saw a fierce battle between Garrett Krummert coming off his win the previous night, and Rocky Kugel. The two battled hard throughout, with Kugel scoring his first win of the season at PPMS and the honor of winning the first ever Betsy Kriegisch Memorial. Kugel was also victorious earlier this season at Lernerville. Krummert held on for second with Jeremy Weaver, Chas Wolbert and Brian Schaffer making up the top five. For Kugel, it was an impressive feat to be sure as he spent most of the week rebuilding the front end of the car. Then Friday night after his Lernerville race, he rushed his wife to the hospital for surgery. The RUSH Mods will be back at PPMS beginning on September 15 through the remainder of the month.

In weekly RUSH Late Model action, 2017 champion Justin Lamb scored his first win of the season. Lamb has been in the top three most of the season but had yet to reach the checkered flag first until Saturday night. Lamb held off the likes of Tommy Schirnhofer, John Mollick, Christian Schneider and Colby Beighey. Lamb holds a slight lead over rookie Logan Zarin as the final month of points has begun. Pittsburgh will feature twin 20s on Saturday night for $700 to-win each.

Saturday night at Virginia's Winchester Speedway, Tanner Kerr drove to his first win of the season in the 20-lap RUSH Late Model main after a two-hour rain delay. With his win, Kerr became the sixth different winner in the class this season. Jonathan DeHaven, Steve Lowery, Darin Henderson and Scott Sweeney Jr. completed the top-five. The RUSH Late Model division will wrap up the 2018 season this Saturday at the Winchester Nationals in an event paying $1,000 to win.

It was championship night at Fulton Speedway on Saturday night as Max Hill would jump out to the early lead in the 20-lap RUSH Late Model feature setting a quick early pace until lap seven when Jason Parkhurst would be scored the new leader. Parkhurst drove away from the field and crossed under the checkered flag a full seven seconds ahead of Sean Beardsley for his third win of the season. Parkhurst has yet to finish worse than eighth in any of the 16 events this season. "Futures Cup" racer Max Hill was third over Dale Caswell and Bret Belden for the top five. The win also secured the 2018 title for Parkhurst. The final RUSH Late Model event of the season will take place on Friday, September 28.

A 25-lap feature event was on tap Saturday night for the RUSH Late Models at Genesee Speedway. Jon Rivers was out front the entire duration of the race as he was only challenged by JJ Mazur after the field was bunched up by a single caution mid-race. Mazur would make a race out of it near the end, but Rivers held off for his second win in the past three races. Mazur's second place finish was good enough to secure his second straight Genesee Track Championship. David Pangrazio was third, just in front of Bill Holmes and Doug Ricotta, who completed the top five. Genesee will host the two-day "Topless Nationals" on September 15-16 with a $1,500 to-win event on Saturday and a $3,000 to-win event on Sunday. The RUSH Sprints will also be racing both days for $800 to-win and a $300 bonus for the top point driver over the two nights.

Champions were also crowned at New York's Stateline Speedway on Saturday night. Scott Gurdak would lead for most of the event and survived a number of restarts until the closing laps when he got together with Jason Genco, who had been challenging for the lead. Both cars would spin out, which gave the lead to Dennis Lunger Jr. Lunger would hold on and take his first of the season. Damian Bidwell settled for second with Khole Wanzer, Dave Lyon and Darrell Bossard completing the top five. Bossard would be crowned the 2018 RUSH Late Model champ. That ends the season for Stateline.

The RUSH Pro Mod division would take to the track with Zach Johnson and Scott Gurdak on the front row. Johnson used his outside position to take the early lead. An early caution saw Lunger, who was fresh off his Late Model and E-Mod victories, move to the front and hold on for the win- his history-making third of the evening! Chad Carlson wound up second with Nate Hartzell, Gurdak, and Zach Johnson filling out the top five. Lunger was also the points champion of the season for the class for the second straight year.

Both racers and track officials fought through two rain delays on Saturday night on the asphalt at Jennerstown Speedway. It was also the second annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance as RUSH distributed $19,000 of product to competing GM crate engine racers. When the night was over, Barry Awtey was again standing in victory lane for the RUSH Asphalt Late Models. He was followed by Mike Hemminger, Gary Wiltrout, Bryan Shipp and Zane Ferrell.

In the RUSH Asphalt Modifieds, Anthony Aiello is clearly heading for the Modified championship in his rookie season, scoring his tenth win on Saturday! The former Street Stock champ held off Jason Busch, Jarred Barclay, Tom Golik and Chris Brink.

It was a one-two finish by the ladies in the Jennerstown RUSH Asphalt Street Stock division as Angie Kimberly picked up her first ever Jennerstown win over defending champion Lauren Butler! Following the pair across the stripe were Aaron VanFleet, Jeremy Shaffer and Rick Meehleib. Late season racing returns to Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands oval this Saturday as the speedway presents "Free CDL Night." All Commercial Driver's License holders and one guest are admitted free.

After a month without racing, the RUSH Late Models concluded their regular season at Eriez Speedway on Sunday evening with 20 cars on hand. After spinning while battling for the lead one night prior at Stateline, Jason Genco passed David Pangrazio on lap 13 and went on for his second win of the season. The victory clinched Genco's champion for the J.P. Craig/Jason Badgley-owned team. Pangrazio made his first start since the May 27 opener and recorded a career best second at Eriez. Andy Boozel, Bruce Hordusky, Jr., and Damian Bidwell finished third through fifth all in just their third start of the year.

Old Bradford Speedway fell to an afternoon thunderstorm and will be looking at makeup dates for Champions Night.

The RUSH Late Models did not compete at Dog Hollow Speedway last weekend, but will return to the Northern Cambria dirt oval this Saturday night.

The RUSH Late Models had a night off at Ontario's Humberstone Speedway and will return this Sunday.

Potomac Speedway's RUSH Late Models will return to action on October 6th for the Potomac Small Car Nationals.

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

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

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

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

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com.

 

 

Ultimate Battle: Three Drivers Vying For Inaugural Action Sprint Tour Crown Friday at Ohsweken

Media By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 6, 2018) – The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com is set to conclude its inaugural season when it wraps up its 2018 campaign on Friday, September 7 at the same track where it all began: Ohsweken Speedway. Two drivers are in contention for the championship title in the first season of travelling Crated Sprint Car racing in Ontario.

The main title contenders are Shone Evans and Aaron Turkey while Jacob Dykstra remains mathematically in contention. Evans holds an eight-point advantage in the championship standings entering the deciding race, which provides the Scotland, Ont. native a slim cushion for the final 20-lap Feature. Dykstra is 24 points back of Evans and remains mathematically alive, but will need some help in order to capture the title.

How They Got Here

Shone Evans has had a tremendous season with the Action Sprint Tour. The veteran driver collected three wins this season at three different tracks, with victories coming at Merrittville Speedway, South Buxton Raceway and Humberstone Speedway. In nine races so far, he has finished on the podium six times and in the top-five seven times. His only finish outside the top-10 came at Humberstone on June 17, an 18th-place finish. All together, Evans’ season behind the wheel of the Total Rentals/Ackland Insurance No.87x has been impressive. He controls his own fate on Friday night and can clinch the title simply by finishing third or better or simply ahead of both Turkey and Dykstra.

Aaron Turkey has also had an impressive season in his Styres Brothers Racing No.68 car. The veteran driver started the year with a win in the tour’s first ever race at Ohsweken back in May. He also scored a win almost exactly one month later when he captured a June win at Humberstone. Since that victory, he has not finished worse than fifth, brining him to a total of eight top-five results in nine starts. His only finish outside the top-five was a DNF at South Buxton in the third race of the year, the only finish keeping him from the points lead. Turkey will likely need his fifth podium finish of the year or his third win in order to win the title this Friday night. He’ll need to finish a minimum of four spots better than Evans to claim the title.

The third and final championship contender is Port Colborne, Ont. teenager Jacob Dykstra. The driver of the Lakeshore Gators No.5d has had a breakout season. Dykstra surprised many with a pair of wins on the tour this season. The 24-point gap will be a challenging one to overcome, but in addition to his win at Merrittville, Dykstra also has an AST win at Ohsweken as well as a weekly win with the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars to build on this week. Dykstra certainly has the talent to pull off a miracle on Friday night, especially if the car is right, but will need some help, likely in the form of some competitor misfortune, in order to claim the crown.

Championship night at Ohsweken Speedway is presented by Insta-Panels. Race time is scheduled for 7:30pm. A pre-race autograph session with select drivers will take place behind the main grandstand as well as a Racer’s Marketplace, where fans will have a chance to buy their favourite driver’s merchandise. Additional event information is available at www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. _________________ 2018 Action Sprint Tour Top-5 Points Update Following September 2 at Humberstone Speedway 1. 87x Shone Evans – 679 2. 68 Aaron Turkey – 671 3. 5d Jacob Dykstra – 655 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – 581 5. 1eh Paul Klager – 567 _________________ 2018 Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Schedule Fri. May 18 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Mon. May 21 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sat. June 9 – South Buxton Raceway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sun. June 17 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra Fri. Aug. 3 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra Sun. Aug. 12 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sat. Aug. 18 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. – Winner: Mack DeMan Sun. Sept. 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Matt Farnham Fri. Sept. 7 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA Website: www.ActionSprintTour.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActionSprintTour Twitter: @ActionSprints

About the Action Sprint Tour: The Action Sprint Tour is a travelling Winged Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. The cars on the Action Sprint Tour are powered by GMC 602 Crate Motors modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The Series is racing its inaugural season in 2018 and will run 10 races at 5 different Ontario tracks. Drivers will compete for a point fund and bonuses totaling $10,000. For additional information, including rules, event purse and series point fund, visit the Series official website at www.ActionSprintTour.com.

About RaceRivalz.com: The RaceRivalz.com mission is to enhance the fan experience of all things competitive and provide event promoters and sanctioning bodies a valuable and intriguing social media tool by engaging the audience through providing games of skill and chance at various events. RaceRivalz.com provides an opportunity to fans to earn amazing prizes while gaining a greater connection to their passions. It also offers an opportunity to promoters and sanctioning bodies to earn that same connection to their audience. For more information, visit RaceRivalz.com.

What is RaceRivalz.com? Rivalz is a game of both skill and chance. The object of the game is to predict the outcome of measured events before they happen. By combining numerous sets of options to Rivalz players, the possibility of getting everything right becomes increasingly slimmer. The player able to predict the most outcomes correctly can win exciting prizes and experiences that money can’t buy.

 

 

Dover, Mallett, Swindell and Giovanni Scelzi Score Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 6, 2018) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Jack Dover, Jordon Mallett and Sammy Swindell each won a pair of races and Giovanni Scelzi recorded his second triumph of the season last weekend.

Dover claimed the opening night and the finale of the $10,000-to-win Midwest Power Equipment 360 Nationals presented by DeKalb/Asgrow at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. His victories on Friday and Sunday sandwiched a third-place run during the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series event on Saturday.

Mallett produced USCS Series victories on Friday at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn., and on Sunday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala. He also placed second on Saturday at I-75 Raceway.

Swindell swept the 9th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., by winning on Saturday as well as on Sunday when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com main event paid $10,000 to win.

Scelzi charged from 14th and made a last-lap pass to guide the Indy Race Parts sprint car into Victory Lane for the first time on Friday at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., with the BOSS Series. He also earned his first career podium finish with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions thanks to a third-place run on Sunday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.

Other Team ILP competitors with at least one top-five finish include:

Derek Hagar was the runner up on both Saturday and Sunday during the 9 th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway.

Channin Tankersley finished second on Saturday and third on Sunday during an ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader at South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Brian Brown rallied for a third-place result on Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway during the 9th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals finale.

Seth Bergman placed fourth on Sunday and fifth on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway during the 9th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals.

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2018 FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 11 (Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on May 18; Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 26; U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on June 8; Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on June 9; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 15, Aug. 31 and Sept. 2; Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on July 6 and July 7; Off Road Raceway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 18; and Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on Aug. 25); Seth Bergman - 9 (Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., on Feb. 24; Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 6; Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on May 10; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on May 26; Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on June 1; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 22 and June 23; U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on July 20; and Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on July 27); Jordon Mallett - 9 (I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn., on April 21 and Aug. 31; Flomaton Speedway in Flomaton, Ala., on May 18; Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., on May 19; Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Ga., on June 22; Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on June 29; Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., on July 14; Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on July 28; and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 2); Brian Brown - 8 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 16, June 23 and July 21); Sammy Swindell - 8 (Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31; Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on June 9; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on June 14; Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan., on June 16; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on July 21; 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on July 29; and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2); Derek Hagar - 5 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on June 1; Crowleys Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on June 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on July 3 and Aug. 25; and Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on Aug. 11); Dominic Scelzi - 5 (Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 14; Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on April 28; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 20; Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 24; and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 10); Channin Tankersley - 5 (Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on May 19, July 14 and Aug. 18 and Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on July 21 and July 28); Kerry Madsen - 4 (Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 27; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 28; and Aug. 25); Trey Starks - 4 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on June 2; Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Ga., on June 15; Blue Ridge Motorsports Park in Blue Ridge, Ga., on June 16; and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on June 29); Zach Blurton - 3 (Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo.; El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on June 23; and Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, Neb., on July 8); Chris Andrews - 2 (Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on June 30 and July 7); ); Jamie Ball - 2 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 13 and Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, on Aug. 18); Ryan Bowers - 2 (Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., on June 9 and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7); Mason Daniel - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 16 and Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on June 29); Robbie Price - 2 (Deming Speedway in Deming, Wash., on July 20 and Aug. 3); Giovanni Scelzi - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on May 18 and Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., on Aug. 31); Scott Bogucki - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 12); Evan Hallstrom - 1 (Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., on Aug. 16); Chase Johnson - 1 (Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 8); and Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on June 30).

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Sides Wraps Up Northwest Swing With Best Result of Busy Week at Willamette Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LEBANON, Ore. (Sept. 6, 2018) - Jason Sides capped a busy week in the Northwest with his best result on Wednesday at Willamette Speedway.

Sides laid down his best qualifying effort of the night with a third-place run, which put him on the pole of a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heat race.

"We qualified really well," he said. "It got a little greasy around the bottom. On the start of my heat someone pushed me down further than I wanted to go. When we took off I got sideways. It's my fault. I let it happen. We went from sitting on the pole to running fourth by the end of the front straightaway."

Sides placed fourth in the heat, which lined him up 12th in the A Main.

"We were pretty decent early," he said. "We got up to ninth or so, but we got loose as the race went on. Toward the end I missed the bottom in turns three and four. Rico (Abreu) got by and on the last lap Brent Marks got under me. I couldn't hold the bottom any more. As the fuel burned off it got too free."

Sides held on for a 13th-place result.

It was the final night during a four-race swing through the Northwest, which began last Friday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., during the Outlaw Energy Showdown. Keoni Texeira was in a second entry for Sides Motorsports.

"He went out early on Friday and qualified pretty decent," he said. "He got a lot of laps throughout the weekend so that was good. We didn't have a very good weekend though. We were sidelined by a mechanical problem the first night."

Sides placed 18th on Saturday during the event finale. He then ventured to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Monday for a show that ended with a 17th-place finish.

The team now heads to California for the Gold Cup Race of Champions this Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. California native Tim Kaeding will be in a second Sides Motorsports entry during the doubleheader.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. (Sides) - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 22 (20).

Aug. 31 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. (Texeira) - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 21 (12).

Sept. 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. (Sides) - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 8 (5); B Main: 2 (2); Feature: 18 (20).

Sept. 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. (Texeira) - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 6 (4); Feature: 22 (24).

Sept. 3 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (6); Feature: 17 (20).

Sept. 3 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 13 (12).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

64 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Jim Schuhknecht

"Jim started helping out a few years ago," Sides said. "He's a really good guy who is a big fan of the sport. Jim has helped me when I've needed it the most and we really appreciate his support."

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

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Kerry Madsen Heading to Wisconsin for Weekend With IRA Series

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Sept. 6, 2018) - Big Game Motorsports will invade Wisconsin for an IRA Sprint Car Series doubleheader this weekend.

Kerry Madsen and the Muddy backed team are scheduled to compete on Friday at Grondik Law Speedway in Superior during the Northern Nationals and on Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond during the Jerry Richert Memorial.

Madsen has won at both tracks, including capturing a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series triumph at Cedar Lake Speedway this year.

"I haven't been to Superior in probably a decade," he said. "We were there once in 2007 or 2008 and I won. It was a while ago."

Madsen has a lot more laps at Cedar Lake Speedway, where he swept the World of Outlaws doubleheader last year and claimed the finale of this season's doubleheader thanks to a late pass with three laps remaining.

"Usually they have a pretty good surface for the A Main with a bottom and a top," he said. "It's a fun place to race."

Madsen enters the weekend fresh off a win during the Knoxville Raceway season finale last month and he's riding a three-race podium streak. He also has earned five podiums and seven top fives in his last 10 races.

SEASON STATS -

49 races, 4 wins, 20 top fives, 34 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 43 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Grondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis., for the Northern Nationals and Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., for the Jerry Richert Memorial with the IRA Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Game-Treestands/251832101535076?fref=ts

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

Established in 1977 in Windom, Minn., Big Game Treestands® has grown to be a leading company in the outdoor industry. Big Game Treestands® offers a Rock Solid™ line of field tested, safety certified above TMA requirements, welded steel stands & free standing elevated platforms that gives you not only a safe and extremely sturdy vantage point, but also reliable all-day comfort at a great value. Large, non-slip standing platforms, top-notch fastening systems, and our innovative pinned, sleeved ladder sections provide the Rock Solid ™ stance, twist free climbing, and all around silence that Big Game Treestands® is known for. Non-glare, powder coat finish keeps our products hidden from nature's wary eye.

For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2018.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com .

 

 

Adams Overcomes Flip for Best Finish of the Season at Attica Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (Sept. 6, 2018) - Justin Adams came back from a heat race flip and nearly scored his first top-10 finish in a 305ci winged sprint car last Saturday at Attica Raceway Park.

Adams, who is only in his second year of racing a sprint car, began the night by turning the fastest lap in hot laps among the 24 cars on hand. A bad pill draw had him roll off last in his heat race, but he soon charged into the top three at the drop of the green.

"All season when the car might have been good the driver was off a little and when the driver was on his game the car wasn't," he said. "Saturday the driver and the car were on. It's the best the car has felt all year. We finally found a setup I feel comfortable with."

Unfortunately, Adams jumped the big cushion in turn three and took a tumble.

"All driver error," he said. "I waited half a second too long to make a decision to drive to the cushion and I got into it and flipped. I think if I could have kept it just off the cushion we had a second or third-place car, which puts us in the redraw for the A Main."

Adams and his family and friends as well as fellow competitors thrashed on the car and got it repaired for the B Main. He charged from fifth to a runner-up finish to qualify for the night's A Main.

"My guys worked their tails off and we had so much help from other teams," he said. "I have to thank Kyle Capodice and his crew for letting us use their spare wing and Craig Mintz and crew for jumping in to help."

Adams stormed through the pack from his 17th starting position and battled for a top-10 finish, getting nipped at the line and settling for 11th.

"That was an absolute blast," he said. "I can't wait to get back out there now that we found something setup-wise."

Adams said the team has three more races left in 2018, all at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. It's championship night this Saturday and Adams heads into the event ranked eighth in the championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat: 7 (8); B Main: 2 (5); Feature: 11 (17).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinadamsrace

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - KS Sales and Service

KS Sales and Service, which is located in Gibsonburg, Ohio, is owned by Kevin Shammo. The business sells and services lawn mowers and outdoor equipment.

"Kevin helped us in my quarter midget days and has stayed with us all the way," Adams said. "He not only helps with sponsorship, but he helps on the car. He is a strong supporter of our team and I can't thank him enough for all he has done for me."

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

 

 

Andrews Battles Handling During All Stars Doubleheader at Attica

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (Sept. 6, 2018) - For Chris Andrews and the Burmeister Racing team, last weekend's Attica Ambush with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica Raceway Park seemed just a bit off - one spot to be precise.

It began on Friday when Andrews qualified fifth in his group - one spot away from starting on the front row of his heat race. Andrews still drove to a third-place finish, missing the dash and the possibility of a better A Main starting position by one spot once again. He rolled off 10 th in the feature, but pulled in with handling problems.

On Saturday Andrews qualified third in his group and started on the outside of the front row in his heat race, but he slipped back to a fourth-place finish. He lined up 15th in the A Main and finished 17 th.

"The previous week we got caught up in a crash and the frame had to be repaired," he said. "The car just seemed a bit off this weekend and we couldn't catch a break either. My guys, Mikey (Sommers) and the Burmeister family worked their tails off."

Andrews, the 2017 Attica Raceway Park track champion, finished seventh in the 2018 championship standings. He will head to Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, this Saturday for season championship night. Andrews has two wins on the year at Fremont Speedway and is currently third in points.

"I know the guys will go through the car to see if they can find what's going on," he said. "I can't wait to get back to Fremont. We've been good there all year, but it seems with the weather and the fair we haven't raced there much lately."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 20 (10).

Sept. 1 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 17 (15).

SEASON STATS -

28 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 9 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews19c

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.andrews.5059

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Channel Seeds

A Channel "Seedsman" is different because he's out there, walking your fields, checking in often, looking for the best way to help you get the most out of your conditions, keeping an eye on your challenges and staying on top of what's new. Which is why Channel Seed isn't just some company out to sell you seed. We're a seed company out to win you over with personal service, elite products and expert advice like no one else. That's what we call Seedsmanship.

What sets Channel Seed products apart is a direct connection to Monsanto, a company consistently recognized as a leader in seed and trait technology. Channel Seed germplasm is sourced globally, tested locally and then combined with the latest traits and treatments to ensure performance potential on your acres. For more information, visit http://www.Channel.com.

"It's been fun sharing the season with a new sponsor in Channel Seed and seeing how the company has taken to dirt track racing," Andrews said. "I want to thank them for coming on board and I hope they stay with us for years to come."

Andrews would also like to thank Kistler Racing Products, Kistler Engines, ML Graphics, DKW Transport, Edwards Agriculture, Channel Seeds, Lucas Oil, Dave Story Equipment Repair and Burmeister Trophy for their continued support.

 

 

Big Races Across the Country Part of PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 6, 2018) - A couple of marquee events are on tap this weekend within the winged sprint car community.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits California for the Gold Cup Race of Champions on Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico while the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions is on the other side of the country racing at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Friday and Saturday during the Tuscarora 50.

The two top-level events across the country from each other are two of the many races that PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group will cover this weekend as the free, live show brings fans the latest news and results from short-track racing events around the United States.

The show, which airs each Friday and Saturday evening on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races across the country.

Follow the RacinBoys social media accounts for updated times of when to tune in on both Friday and Saturday night.

Additionally, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

While the show is free to watch, RacinBoys will continue to operate its unique premium membership to its website.

A RacinBoys premium membership encompasses all content, including live A Main video from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races, special highlight videos and live audio broadcasts of events for the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by MyRacePass, the ASCS Red River Region, the ASCS Warrior Region, the United Rebel Sprint Car Series, the Northwest Focus Midgets Series and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. The cost is only $6.50 per month or $50 per year.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more. McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more. The professionals at McCarthy Auto Group also have a passion for connecting with the community and enhancing people's lives. They encourage everyone to help them support the community in many of their charitable causes throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.kccars.com.

RACINBOYS -

RacinBoys, founded by Scott Traylor and Kirk Elliott in 2003, is an internet broadcasting company covering all forms of motor sports. RacinBoys produces weekly radio shows on Sports Radio 810 WHB, ESPN Kansas City and its website RacinBoys.com. RacinBoys also provides live video and audio coverage of series and racing events including the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. For more information, go to http://www.RacinBoys.com or e-mail racinboys@racinboys.com .

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (September 6, 2018) – The Motul Leader of the Pack for Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP 2018 competitors had a unique format. The entire season was divided into four stages and the best average finish for all stages determined the champion. Chad Blonde showed his season-long strength by winning three stages and finishing second in the other stage.

The 2018 top five for each stage were:

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ Stage 1. - Chad Blonde, Zane DeVault, Boston Mead, Shawn Valenti, Gregg Dalman

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ Stage 2. - Shawn Valenti, Chad Blonde, Jay Steinebach, Ricky Ferkel, Ryan Ruhl

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ Stage 3. - Chad Blonde, Shawn Valenti, Ricky Ferkel, Jay Steinebach, Eric Smith

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ Stage 4. - Chad Blonde, Shawn Valenti, Quentin Blonde, Ryan Ruhl, Jay Steinebach

2018 Motul Leader of the Pack final top five are:

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 1. 5b, Chad Blonde, 1.3

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 2. 7, Shawn Valenti, 2.3

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 3. 10s, Jay Steinebach, 5.0

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 4. 0, Ricky Ferkel, 6.8

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 5. 71H, Ryan Ruhl, 8.8

Chad Blonde will collect $1,000 at the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt Awards Banquet on October 27 at the Battle Creek Holiday Inn, Battle Creek, Michigan. Second through fifth in Motul LotP will also be awarded a portion of the point fund.

Motul Leader of the Pack complete final standings and all other Sprints On Dirt points can be found on the SOD website by clicking on the “2018 Points” tab.

Motul displays a dedication to the best, from its suppliers, through its innovation to its clients. Motorsport has been Motul's prime creative and innovative laboratory since its first steps in racing disciplines in the 1950s and introduced its cutting-edge technology to dirt track sprint car racing with Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP this season.

For more information about Motul, visit its website at www.motul.com/us/en-US. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

 

 

Insta-Panels Presents Sprint Car Championships and Brock Leonard Memorial at Ohsweken on Friday Night

 By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 6, 2018) – Another exciting night of action is ready to roll at Ohsweken Speedway as Insta-Panels presents Sprint Car championship night and the Brock Leonard Memorial on Friday, September 7. Ohsweken will crown two of its four champions by night’s end as Friday’s race marks the final points night for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars. The Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com will also make its third and final appearance of the season as it crowns its inaugural champion as well.

Also on the card is the prestigious 50-lap Brock Leonard Memorial for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks as well as a regular 15-lap event for the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. The Brock Leonard Memorial is one of the biggest races of the year for the Thunder Stocks and is run annually in honour of the late Brock Leonard, a longtime Speedway official and father of Ohsweken race director, Doug Leonard, who passed away in 2012. The race is also the second of four combined races for the Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt Series.

Prior to the action on the track, a pre-race autograph session will take place behind the main grandstand with select drivers and their cars, allowing fans to meet some of their favourite drivers right before they hit the track. The final Racer’s Marketplace of the season will also take place behind the main grandstand to allow fans the opportunity to purchase their favourite driver’s apparel on the grandstands side. It all gets underway when the grandstand gates open at 6:00pm.

Race time is 7:30pm. Adult admission is just $14 while Seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17) are only $10. Kids aged 7-12 are only $3 and Kids 6 and under are free. This pricing is in effect for all weekly Friday Night Excitement shows in 2018.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

The 2018 championship has already been decided in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division as point leader Dylan Westbrook has locked up his second straight title. Westbrook has a 115-point lead over Jim Huppunen entering this week’s action, with only 85 points awarded to the race winner, making the lead insurmountable. There is still plenty to race for, however. Huppunen’s advantage for second is just six points over Cory Turner. Mack DeMan is fourth and 22 points back of Turner while Steve Lyons is fifth, just one point ahead of Ryan Turner. Mikey Kruchka, Mike Thorne, Tyler Hendricks and Jamie Turner round out the top-10 entering the final night of points racing.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

In the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division, Shone Evans has a stranglehold on the championship title. Aaron Turkey remains mathematically alive in the title hunt, but faces a 44-point deficit entering the final night of competition. Evans needs to finish 21st or better in the A-Feature to guarantee the title. The two drivers will also be battling for a separate championship as the race doubles as the final points event on the inaugural Action Sprint Tour, where Evans leads Turkey by just eight points. Evans needs a finish of third or better to secure the AST championship.

In the Ohsweken standings, Turkey has only a 14-point gap over teammate Holly Porter for second. Rounding out the top-five are Hannah Ferrell and Lucas Smith, who separated by just four points for fourth. Jacob Dykstra, Dereck Lemyre, Jesse Costa, Josh Hansen and DJ Christie round out the top-10 in the standings.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks have two more points nights in order to decide their championship, including the 50-lap and high unpredictable Brock Leonard Memorial. Friday’s race marks seventh edition of the race in honour of former track official Brock Leonard. Past winners of the race include last year’s winner Ryan Beagle, Ryan Dinning, Karl Sault, Lee Winger, Ryan Turner and Brad Herron. No driver has won the event more than once.

Entering the event, Dave Bailey holds a 93-point advantage over Trevor DeBoer and 94-point gap over Logan Shwedyk. A finish of third or better in the Brock Leonard Memorial would guarantee Bailey his fourth-straight Thunder Stock track championship before he takes the green flag in the season finale on September 14. Fourth in the standings is Ken Sargent, just 15 points back of Shwedyk for third while Christopher Hale completes the top-five. Ryan Beagle, Jim Lampman, Mark Bazuin, Billy Bleich Jr. and Blake Bomberry Jr. round out the top-10 entering this week’s 50-lapper.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Unlike the other three divisions, the HRW Automotive Mini Stock title is still very much up for grabs with two races to go. Gillian Hils leads Matt Nuell by only two points in the standings with Sean Iftody trailing in third only 24 points back of the lead, a gap that he is capable of overcoming in two weeks. Dusty DeBoer and Jonathan Ayrton round out the top-five and are still mathematically alive in the championship chase. Completing the top-10 are Kyle Wert, Mike Sarantakos, Tim DeBoer, Tristan Da Silva and Martin Schroeder. --------------------

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Fueling Issue Hits Hafertepe During Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals

Bryan Hulbert - ELDON, Mo. (September 5, 2018) Having a fuel issue strike while leading during Saturday's preliminary A-Feature at the Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. made the best of the weekend with a sixth-place finish in Sunday's finale.
Working sixth to third, in his Heat Race, the move put him third in the first Qualifier where a runner-up finish put Sam starting fourth in the A-Feature. Working past Sammy Swindell and Tyler Thomas in the early laps, the engine under the bonnet of the Hills Racing Team No. 15h went silent after losing fuel.

Of the event, Sam stated, "We had a part fail, and that just killed our whole weekend. Taking the lead from Swindell and to be driving away when it happened, that deal just spoils it."
Unable to get back from the work area, Sam had to settle with a 23rd place finish.
Drawing third in Sunday's fourth Heat Race, Hafertepe again moved forward with a move to second landing him starting third in the final Qualifier where he picked up the win to start seventh in the A-Feature.
Trying to dash into the top-five on the start, Hafertepe nearly went around with the left side tires off the ground for a moment before settling back down and continuing. Getting back to speed from 15th, Sam steadily moved forward for the sixth-place finish.
"We actually got better the second night, but in the feature, we weren't really expecting the track to do what it did. I actually thought it would stay better, and it didn't and got slick faster than it did, then I about spun out on the start so that hurt us having to come back from like 13th. It was just a tough weekend."
Taking the action north, Sam will be at Ontario Canada's Ohsweken Speedway the next two weekends. Taking in a weekly show this Friday to shakedown his equipment, the team's goal is the Canadian Sprint Car National on Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15. As of September 5, 2018, the event is up to 51 entries. Hafertepe is one of 29 drivers from the United States looking to steal the win.
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2018 Season to Date:
Events: 53; Wins -9 ; Top 5 - 25; Top 10 - 31; Top 15 -36; Top 20 -42;
Coming Up:
Friday, September 7,2018 - Ohsweken Speedway (Ontario, Can.)
Friday, September 14, 2018 - Ohsweken Speedway (Ontario, Can.)
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Blake Hahn Ready For Non-Wing Showdown After Lake Ozark 360 Nationals

Bryan Hulbert - ELDON, Mo. (September 5, 2018) Coming off a tough weekend at the Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps, that included an 11th place finish on Saturday and a come from behind 14th place run on Sunday, Blake Hahn will be in action close to home this Saturday at Creek County Speedway.
"We've struggled at Lake Ozark for some reason, and actually, I thought we had something figured out on Saturday after the Heat Race, but just couldn't get any speed the rest of the weekend," commented Hahn. "For now, we're getting ready to race non-wing this weekend in Oklahoma before we start getting ready for the Hockett/McMillin in a couple weeks."

Drawing the pole of the first Heat Race on Saturday, issues arose as Blake fired the engine to build heat. Getting back to the Pit, the team discovered oil in their Schoenfeld Headers; leaving less than 20 minutes to swap engines.
"We barely got the engine changed for the Heat Race, and I was nervous not begin able to run Hot Laps with Brian Brown starting next to us, but we were able to get the Heat win. After that, we just struggled to grab the track."
Drawing mid-pack in the opening Heat Race on Sunday, Hahn stayed steady in fourth, putting him deep in a Qualifier where he was able to climb from ninth to fifth.
"In the Heat Race, I just got out of sync when Wayne slid me, and that let Cornell get by. If I hadn't done that, I feel like I could have had second easily then the Qualifier, we got the car rolling and got to fifth, but that still put us in the B-Main."
Winning the B-Main, Hahn moved from 17th to 14th over the course of the 41-lap feature event.
"We just didn't get the car tight enough. We knew the track was going to go away, just not as quick as it did, but overall it wasn't a terrible weekend. Just need to keep working at it."
Looking to this coming weekend, Hahn will will be in action Friday, September 7 at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla. and Saturday, September 8 at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla.
"We're excited for this weekend. I really enjoy getting to race non-wing and getting race so close to home is always a plus. Not only that, I get to race against my cousin, Matt Ward, who is the ASCS National Director. I haven't been able to race with him in a long time, so it'll be like our Micro days. Just have to keep from taking each other out," commented Hahn with a laugh.
The 2018 season is Blake Hahn's 16th year of racing. Starting in Jr. Sprints at the Tulsa Shootout, Hahn has progressed through the ranks with over 90 victories across Micros, Midgets, and Sprint Cars. For continued updates on Blake Hahn Racing, along with his full 2018 lineup, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.
2018 Season to Date:
Events: 57; Wins -1; Top 5 - 27; Top 10 - 42; Top 15 -50; Top 20 -51;
Coming Up:
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SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS & RUSH SPRINTS PART OF "APPLE FESTIVAL NATIONALS" AT SHARON; $800 TO-WIN BICKNELL TOUR FOR MODS FRIDAY-SATURDAY WHILE SPRINTS FEATURED IN A COMPLETE SHOW FRIDAY
September 5, 2018
(By Mike Leone)

(Hartford, OH)... The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is set for a doubleheader of action at Sharon Speedway for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds and RUSH Sprint Cars as part of the "Apple Festival Nationals" this Friday and Saturday (September 7-8). The Sportsman Modifieds will be competing in a Bicknell Racing Products Touring Series event on Friday and Saturday, while the Sprint Cars will run their complete Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series event on Friday night. Action gets underway at 6 p.m. both nights.

For the Sportsman Modifieds, Friday will see only heat races contested then on Saturday will be the last chance B main(s) and 25-lap feature event paying $800 to-win. Adam Hilton and Greg Martin split wins during the 2014 "Apple Festival Nationals, while Martin won the 2015 event. Chas Wolbert was victorious in the 2016 event, while Justin Shea was last year's winner.

The Sprint Cars will obviously be competing in the "Apple Festival Nationals" for the first time ever highlighted by a 20-lap feature paying $500 to-win. Back on June 2, the RUSH Sprints made their first ever visit to Sharon with Chad Ruhlman topping what at the time was a record high car count of 14. The Sprints are coming off their 19th event of the season last Friday at Lernerville Speedway that saw a new high of 16 cars compete for the "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance. Brian Woodhall became the 20th different car to compete this season! Ruhlman leads the $5,000 to-win Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series points by 25 points over Gale Ruth, Jr., who has won five events overall this season.

"This is a big event for our Sportsman Modifieds and Sprints," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "We're appreciative that Sharon has allowed us to continue to be a part of their Apple Festival Nationals for many years even back to our Late Models years ago. It's great that the Sprint Cars can now be part of this and hopefully for years to come. While this will be the next-to-last Tour event of the season for the Sportsman Modifieds, we're also thankful that Pittsburgh and Mercer have given the Mods weekly events so they have a full schedule of shows every weekend through our October 13 Tour finale at Lernerville!"

This will mark just the fifth Bicknell Touring Series event of the season for the Sportsman Modifieds. Chas Wolbert enters the weekend as the points leader thanks to four top four finishes in all four events. Wolbert, who also brings with him a four-race win streak at Sharon, has a four-point lead on 2018 Sharon Champion, Garrett Krummert, who leads the $3,000 to-win Bicknell Weekly Series standings. Krummert won the July 15 race at Tri-City Raceway Park.

Brandon Ritchey, who won his first career Tour race on July 12 at Expo Speedway, is just six points out of the lead in third. Defending Tour Champion, Kyle Martell, opened the season victorious at Expo winning on July 11, but hasn't been able to record a podium finish in any of the last three races. Steve Slater's runner-up finish on August 25 propelled him into fifth in points. Slater won his first career Tour race last year at Sharon and has a knack for doing well in Tour races at Sharon.

Sharon had a strong year running the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds for the fourth straight year on a weekly basis and averaged 26.6 cars per night. Besides Wolbert's five wins, Krummert won a pair of races, while Blaze Myers, Jeremy Weaver, and Josh Deems won their first ever Sharon races.

RUSH Sportsman Modified Series Officials will determine the Sherwood Racing Wheels "Man of Steel" award winner as one that bounced back from an earlier mishap to finish the event strongly each night. The selected driver will receive a certificate for a free Sherwood Racing Wheel.

Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the Modified feature. The TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" will award three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid valued at approximately $45 along with a certificate for a discount off any TBM Brakes purchase.

New this year is the Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive" to the driver that best defended his position throughout the night. This award chosen by RUSH Sportsman Modified Officials will award a $40 Dirt Defender product package. The award could go to a driver holding off another for the final heat race or B main transfer position, a driver denying a hard charging racer a feature win, a move to stay on the lead lap before a caution, or any such deserving move.

Sportsman Modified Payoff: 1. $800 2. $500 3. $350 4. $300 5. $250 6. $220 7. $180 8. $175 9. $170 10. $165 11. $160 12. $155 13. $150 14. $145 15. $140 16. $135 17. $130 18-24. $125. Tow/Non-Qualifier $65.

RUSH Sprint Car Payoff: 1. $500 2. $250 3. $225 4. $200 5. $180 6. $170 7. $165 8. $160 9. $155 10. $150 11. $145 12-13. $140 14-15. $135 16-17. $130 18-24. $125. Tow $50.

Bicknell Racing Products Touring Series Points (only Tour members receive points): 1. Chas Wolbert 386 2. Garrett Krummert 382 3. Brandon Ritchey 380 4. Kyle Martell 366 5. Steve Slater 350 6. Kole Holden 346 7. Darin Gallagher 338 8. Jeremy Weaver 334 9. Blaze Myers 328 10. Justin Shea 279 11. Jordan Ehrenberg 245 12. Brian Schaffer 176 13. David Kalb, Jr. 152 14. Jason Hufnagel 148 15. Jacob Jordan 76.

You do not have to a member of RUSH to compete. The AMB/MyLaps transponders are required. Driver one-way radios are always mandatory- channel 454.000. The RUSH Mod entry fee is $35. Pit passes are $35 on Friday and $35 on Saturday or $65 for a two-day. Pits officially open at 3 p.m. each day. There will be a drivers meeting at approximately 5:20 p.m. with pill cutoff at 5:30. Hot laps for the RUSH Sprints will be at 6 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. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

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

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

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

Hagar Records Two Runner-Up Results During ASCS National Tour Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Sept. 5, 2018) - Two was the number of the weekend Derek Hagar, who recorded a pair of runner-up results during Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com competition at Lake Ozark Speedway.

Hagar kicked off the 9th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday by charging from sixth to second place during a heat race.

"We drew the most stacked heat race of the night and I really wasn't expecting to finish second," he said. "I'd be content with passing one or two cars. I pulled my wing back before the green flag and anticipated everyone going to the bottom. I kept my momentum up and got by a couple on the start and passed Brian Brown on the next lap. I knew that was my ticket to being good in points. I got to the bottom as quick as I could and picked up one more spot by the end."

Hagar followed that performance up with a rally from sixth to third in a qualifier, which ranked him third in overall points out of more than 50 drivers. He dropped to fifth early in the race before charging to the runner-up position. By the time he secured it the leader, Sammy Swindell, had a sizeable advantage.

"We fell back to fifth at one point and we had a caution so I was able to regroup," he said. "We did something I normally don't do, which is run the bottom, and we got up to second."

The second-place finish locked Hagar into the feature redraw for Sunday's $10,000-to-win A Main. He pulled the No. 2 during the random redraw to line up on the outside of the front row for the 41-lap feature.

Much like the previous night, Swindell jumped out to the early advantage with Hagar in tow. The duo maintained the positions until the checkered flag was waved. Hagar's runner-up result was his 20th top five of the season and his 16th straight top five during 360ci winged sprint car competition.

"I knew Sammy was behind us and he'd be coming," Hagar said. "I thought if he gets by us I'll try to learn and capitalize in traffic. He got us on the first lap. I followed him and stayed with him in traffic, but he got through cars better than I did. I couldn't maneuver around cars like he could.

"We had a caution with about 18 laps to go and we had eight or nine lapped cars between us. They were fast enough to be there and I couldn't get around them. It's nothing to hang our head about. We finished second to Sammy Swindell. It's a great weekend for us. It's a big confidence boost. To go up there and be on the podium both nights, being second to Sammy Swindell, speaks to the strength of our team."

Hagar also raced a 305ci winged sprint car on Friday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., where he guided Jerry Caldwell's No. 11 from sixth to second place in a heat race and from sixth to third place in the A Main.

Hagar is scheduled to compete this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 3 (6).

Sept. 1 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (6); Qualifier: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (3).

Sept. 2 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 5 wins, 20 top fives, 21 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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

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

 

 

Ball Earns First Heat Win and Nets Top-10 Finish at Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Sept. 5, 2018) - The White Lightning Motorsports team made the most of a trip to Lake Ozark Speedway during Labor Day Weekend for a two-day Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com show.

Jamie Ball guided the team to a heat race win and a top-10 finish during the marquee event that featured more than 50 competitors.

Ball kicked off the weekend on Saturday by finishing second in a heat race after starting third. He then placed fifth in a qualifier to garner enough overall points to lock into the 15th starting position for the A Main.

"There was a stout field at the Lake Ozark Nationals, 51 cars in total," he said. "We unloaded very fast from the first lap and felt competitive all night. We were able to be locked into the A Main, which is always our first goal."

Unfortunately, a mechanical problem presented itself and ended the night early. Ball was credited with a 26th-place result.

"We started 15th and got one lap in before a red flag," he said. "After the red flag my car wouldn't restart. We went to the work area and attempted to fix the issue, but didn't get out of the work area in time. Luckily, we did find an electrical problem shortly after getting pushed back to our pit area. It was disappointing as I felt we had a good car and another shot at a top 10."

The event wrapped up on Sunday when Ball began the night on a high note by scoring his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race win after starting third. He then advanced from fifth to fourth place in a qualifier.

"After the issues we had on Night One we were ready to come back and show what we had for Night Two," Ball said. "We were able to get our first heat win of the year, run decent in the qualifier and lock into the A Main again in the 11th starting position."

Ball gained a spot to finish the 41-lap feature 10th, earning his 12th top-10 result of the season.

"This race was run in memory of Jason Johnson so we had a 41-lap A Main," Ball said. "I got off to a terrible start and just didn't make good laps the first half of the race. We eventually got lapped by Sammy Swindell and once that happened I started mimicking Sammy's line and would go on to pass five or six cars and eventually break into the top 10. ASCS leaves lapped cars in line so the remaining half of the race we were able to be fast enough to run behind Sammy. I just need to be able to adapt quicker to keep from getting lapped. We had a very fast race car at the end of the race and it felt good to get another top 10 as the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour schedule winds down."

Ball will race his 410ci winged sprint car this Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and Saturday at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill., with the MOWA Series.

"We are going to take the 410 out this weekend and get some more experience and track time in that as we continue to try and figure out what our plans are for 2019," he said. "I have never ran a 410 anywhere besides Knoxville Raceway, which is a half-mile track, so these two quarter-mile tracks should be interesting and exciting. I'm looking forward to trying something new."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 5 (2); Feature: 26 (15).

Sept. 2 - Lake Ozark Speedway, in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (3); Qualifier: 4 (5); Feature: 10 (11).

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and Saturday at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill., with the MOWA Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JamieBall.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JamieBall5j

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"We recently partnered with Motor State and All Star Performance this winter and it was one of the best decisions we have ever made," Ball said. "We buy all of our products from them and they get shipped directly to our race shop door in such a quick time frame. They offer such a wide variety of products that is unmatched in our form of motorsports. Check out their websites for all their up to date product offerings."

White Lightning Motorsports would also like to thank L&J Enterprise Inc, JJ Kane Auctioneers, Timberline Tree Service, The Hearing Clinic, Iowa State Savings Bank, Chick Magnet Motorsports, My Race Pass, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Wingdance Graphics, Hooker Harness, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, The Joie of Seating, Tire Demon by Love Tap, Fisher Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis, All Star Performance, Shell Shock, Outlaw Wings, Ryan Bowers Racing, K1 and Astro Titanium for their continued support.

 

 

Daniel Excited to Make 410ci Winged Sprint Car Debut This Saturday at Spoon River Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Sept. 5, 2018) - Mason Daniel will continue his sprint car education this weekend as he makes his first career start in a 410-cubic-inch powered machine at the 3/8-mile Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill., during the Tom Knowles Memorial with the MOWA Series.

Daniel, who is in the midst of his first full season in a 360ci winged sprint car, looks to make a handful of 410 starts as the 2018 season begins to wind down.

"Danny (Lasoski) has said it's kind of like starting your learning all over again going from a 360 to a 410," he said. "I'm excited to learn that and hopefully we can be competitive in the 410 races we run toward the end of this season. I don't really know what to expect since I have never raced a 410. I'll try to treat it like any other race. You definitely don't want to make any mistakes or do anything foolish."

Daniel competed twice with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com last weekend at Lake Ozark Speedway as part of the 9 th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals. A star-studded field of approximately 50 drivers gathered for the two-night spectacle.

The event began on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway, where Daniel finished second in the third heat. That put him in the first qualifier. The 18-year-old placed fourth in that eight-lap event, which lined him up 12 th for the 25-lap main event. He ended up crossing the finish line 18th when the final checkered flag flew after restarting at the tail of the field because he was involved in a caution.

"We went to Lake Ozark earlier this season and we seemed to get better each time we went there," he noted. "Early on in the night we were really fast and we had a great car in the main event as well. I made a mistake and got into some trouble early on in the main event. After that, I could only come up so far."

In the finale at Lake Ozark Speedway, Daniel finished sixth in the first heat race after having a flat tire on the opening lap, which sent him to the work area. During the third B Main, he got upside down on the first lap, which ended his night early.

"It was a tough night and I felt awful for my guys," he said. "If I had done better in the heat race we might not have been in that position in the B Main. We put that one behind us and we are focused on this coming weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 4 (2); Feature: 18 (12).

Sept. 2 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: DNF (7).

SEASON STATS

35 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 30 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill., for the Tom Knowles Memorial with the MOWA Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young's Commercial Transfer

Young's Commercial Transfer is a family-owned business with deep roots in California's Central Valley. Young's Commercial Transfer is the largest for-hire hauler of tomatoes in the United States. For more information, visit http://yctinc.com.

"Young's Commercial Transfer started my racing career," Daniel said. "Without them I would never have set foot in a car or had the opportunity I have now. I can't thank them enough for all that they do for us. They have supported me since Day 1 and that means the world to me to have that support."

Daniel would also like to thank Dillon Risk Management and Precise Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series Headlines Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header

SPENCER, Iowa — September 5, 2018 — Sprint car racing has been a part of the Clay County Fair for a number of years and that tradition continues on Friday, September 14. The Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple Header will feature the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Outlaw Sprint Series, along with 360-winged Sprint Cars and Non-Wing Sprint Cars. This year marks the 101st edition of the Clay County Fair.

Last year, Dusty Zomer was victorious with IRA at Clay County Fair Speedway over Kerry Madsen and teenager Giovanni Scelzi, who finished third. A strong 32-car field was in attendance for what was the inaugural IRA event at the historic three-eighths-mile.

Zomer battled Madsen early in the race for the top spot and was able to hold off the Australian in the late going. Fellow Aussie, Lynton Jeffrey crossed the line fourth, with Ian Madsen, another driver from Down Under, in fifth. Scotty Thiel was the Hard Charger powering his way from the 22nd starting spot to finish sixth.

Thiel is locked in a great battle for the IRA championship this season with Jake Blackhurst. The pair is separated by just three points, with Thiel currently in the lead. Blackhurst has won four times thus far in 2018, while Thiel has three victories. The pair also is neck-in-neck in top-five and top-10 finishes.

Former IRA champion Jeremy Schultz is currently third in points, followed by Brandon McMullen in fourth and Scotty Neitzel rounding out the top-five.

Steve Meyer, who has one win this season, rides sixth in points, with Bill Balog, the eight-time IRA champion, who has a pair of wins, seventh in points. Russ Borland currently is eighth in the standings, with Kris Spitz is ninth and Scott Uttech rounding out the top-10.

A number of drivers who compete weekly at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Iowa and Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota are expected to be in attendance at the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header.

The 360-winged sprint car portion of the 2017 Sprint Car Triple-Header saw Balog pick up the win. Balog took the lead from Danny Lasoski on lap-18 and paced the remainder of the 25-lap contest to score his first win at the track. Ryan Bowers was second, followed by Brooke Tatnell, Lasoski and Scott Bogucki.

Scott Brandt scored the win in the 20-lap non-wing sprint car main event last year at Clay County Fair Speedway. The Minnesota native won over Alex Schriever and Jimmy Kouba, with Mike Mueller fourth.

A full race program awaits each of the three divisions of sprint cars, beginning with hot laps, followed by time trials, heat races, a B-main (if needed) and an A-Feature event.

Tickets for the Clay County Fair Sprint Car Triple-Header on Friday, September 14 at Clay County Fair Speedway can purchased online at http://www.midwestix.com/organizations/clay-county-fair and at the track on race day. For ticket information, visit www.ClayCountyFair.com.

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"APPLE FESTIVAL NATIONALS" FRIDAY & SATURDAY AT SHARON; MOST OF THE REGION'S DIVISIONS IN ACTION; "410" SPRINTS FEATURED FOR $3000 TO-WIN SATURDAY

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH September 5, 2018 Sharon Speedway will conclude the 89th anniversary season this weekend with the running of the annual "Apple Festival Nationals" on Friday and Saturday night (September 7-8). Nine different divisions will compete. The Big-Block Modifieds, RUSH Sprint Cars, Mod Lites, Sportsman Dwarf Cars, and Junior Sprints will run a complete show on Friday night. The "410" Sprint Cars will run their complete show on Saturday night, while the Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series, RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series, and Econo Mods will have their shows split over the two days with their features on Saturday night. Warm-ups for selected divisions will get underway at 6 p.m. followed immediately by racing both nights.

For the second straight year, the "410" Sprint Cars will be part of the "Apple Festival Nationals" in a $3,000 to-win, $250 to-start event; however, this year their complete program will headline Saturday night's show. There has still yet to be repeat winner in the eight Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Car events contested thus far this season as Aaron Reutzel, Christopher Bell, and Dave Blaney were victorious in the $5,000 All Star-sanctioned events, while Chad Kemenah, Sye Lynch, George Hobaugh, Dale Blaney, and Cap Henry captured $3,000 victories. Will there be a ninth different winner on Saturday night!? Saturday will again utilize the hot lap/group qualifying format that has been used on all of the Menards "Super Series" Sprint Car events. Mufflers are not required and there's no registration or entry fees.

The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds will now headline Friday night's program with a complete show. Unlike the past two years of being open only to non-winners, this year's show will allow all racers to complete in a $1,500 to-win event. Jeremiah Shingledecker is coming off of an impressive Mod Tour victory from the ninth starting spot at the last show on August 25.

The Mod Lites and Sportsman Dwarf Cars will return once again for their season's only appearance as part of the "Apple Festival Nationals" running their complete show on Friday night. This year's Mod Lite portion is the inaugural "Mark Marcucci Memorial" for the former standout racer that lost his in an automobile accident in April. Marcucci won the 2016 "Apple Festival Nationals" and is the division's all-time winner at Mercer Raceway Park. Currently the Mod Lite feature will pay $1,250 to-win, $150 to-start, while the Dwarfs will race for $500 to-win. There are numerous bonuses along with sponsors that have made this event what it is. The complete list is posted at SharonSpeedway.com. Both divisions will pit in the overflow parking off turns three and four with registration and pill draw handled by Bill Bauer.

Joining the "Apple Festival Nationals" line-up for the first time are the new RUSH Sprint Cars. Their Friday night only program will pay $500 to-win. The non-wing crate engine Sprints made their Sharon debut back on June 2 when Late Model standout Chad Ruhlman picked up the win. The new division features a schedule of 28 events at 11 different speedways as 20 different cars have hit the track this season.

The Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series returns with $2,000 on the line this time. Thus far this season, the Penn-Ohio Series has made two appearances with Brent Johnson taking $10,000 on June 16 and Andrew Gordon $1,000 on July 28. Schneider currently leads Gordon, Rob Shook, Bobby Whitling, and Sharon Champion Chris McGuire in the Penn-Ohio standings. The five regular Sharon Gibson Insurance Agency events saw outsiders Jason Fosnaught, Gordon, Rusty Martz, and Chris Schneider (two) capture wins.

The RUSH Sportsman Modifieds had a $600 to-win Bicknell Touring Series event at the last Sharon event on August 25 when Chas Wolbert topped a record 38-car field as part of the rescheduled "Manufacturers Night". This weekend's event will pay $800 to-win. Wolbert enters the weekend with four straight Sharon wins and five overall for the season and leads the Bicknell Tour points by just four over Garrett Krummert, who was the 2018 Sharon Champion and leads the RUSH Weekly Series points. Brandon Ritchey, 2017 Tour Champion Kyle Martell, and Steve Slater complete the top five in Tour points. The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds are in their fifth year and the car count averages have rose each year. This year the average car count per night at Sharon is 26.6.

The Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods will be round out the three divisions competing over both days. The Econo Mods will be racing in one of their richest events ever at the track with $750 on the line. Jacob Eucker is coming off his first track championship and led the way with four feature wins. Runner-up points man, Steve Haefke, fell short of a third straight track title as he'd love to pick up his first win of the season in the 2018 finale. Ty Rhoades had a breakout season winning the first two features of his career in route to a third place points standings, and missed runner-up by just one-point. Brian Toto and Brandon Blackshear were fourth and fifth in points. The Econo Mods had strong car counts all season in the 20s and a great field is expected this weekend.

This pits will be open throughout the day on Friday. Pit pass sales will begin at 3 p.m. with grandstands at 4 both days. A drivers meeting is slated for 5:20 p.m. Warm-ups for the RUSH Sprint Cars, Mod Lites & Dwarf Cars will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday night followed by racing. On Saturday, warm-up/group qualifying for the Sprints will take place at 6 p.m. followed by Sprint Car heat races and the remainder of the program for the Stocks, RUSH Mods, and Econo Mods. Cars that do not compete Friday in the three divisions running both days can tag the B main or feature, provided the 24-car feature fields aren't set.

Breakfast will be served in the main concession on Saturday morning from 8:30-11 a.m. and lunch from 12-2 p.m. in the pit concession. There will be a bonfire after the races each night.

Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $13 on Friday and $18 on Saturday or $28 for a two-day pass. Pit passes are $35 each night or $65 for a two-day pass. There are no entry or registration fees for Sharon, only the typical Penn-Ohio and RUSH Mod Tour entry fees for those two divisions.

RACEceivers/driver one-way radios are mandatory for all divisions with the default channel of 454.000. AMB/MyLaps transponders are required for all divisions except Mod Lites, Dwarf Cars, and Jr. Sprints. Rentals will be available. Any driver that has not raced at Sharon Speedway in 2018 needs to complete a registration form, and try and bring it to the track completed to save time. The form is available by going to SharonSpeedway.com, clicking on Drivers, then Registration or directly here http://www.sharonspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/RegistrationFormSharon2018B.pdf. Complete payoffs for each division are available on the website.

Children under 13, parking, and camping is FREE! Those camping MUST register when they arrive and saving of spots will NOT be permitted. Sharon has a no carry-in of outside food and drinks or coolers. PLEASE NOTE: THE BACKSTRETCH GRANDSTANDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR GENERAL ADMISSION ON FRIDAY NIGHT- ONLY FOR PIT PASS HOLDERS. This is due to using the outside of turns three and four overflow pit parking.

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. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

Bogucki Building Momentum for Remaining ASCS National Tour Events

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Sept. 5, 2018) - Scott Bogucki charged to a pair of top-15 finishes against big fields of competitors last weekend at Lake Ozark Speedway, which hosted the 9th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals.

The SawBlade.com sponsored driver opened the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com doubleheader on Saturday by placing seventh in a heat race and fourth in a B Main. He was forced to use a series provisional to start near the back of the main event.

"We weren't that bad, but it was one of those deals where if you slid someone and didn't make it back to the cushion you got freight trained," he said. "We still managed to go from 24th to 14th in the A Main."

Sunday started promising with a heat race win, but attempting to make a pass in the qualifier resulted in the loss of a few positions. That put Bogucki in a B Main, in which he missed a transfer position by one spot and was forced to use a provisional to start the A Main once again.

"The B Main had four ASCS national guys starting in the first two rows and we pretty much finished where we started," he said. "You either ran the bottom or top. Sammy (Swindell, who swept the weekend) was in a whole different class. He's still a bad ass racer. He could run the middle when no one else could. Again, we passed some cars though and ended up 15 th."

Bogucki remains eighth in the ASCS National Tour championship standings with their next races not until Sept. 20-22 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

That opens up the schedule for Bogucki, who is the leading candidate for Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com Rookie of the Year Award, to compete in several events in other owners' cars the next couple of weeks as he prepares for the final ASCS National Tour events throughout the next two months.

"I have the opportunity to race the Gold Cup (this Wednesday through Saturday) at Silver Dollar Speedway (in Chico, Calif.) in the car I ran the World Challenge at Knoxville Raceway (in Knoxville, Iowa) with," he said. "Then we plan to race their 410 car with the World of Outlaws at Placerville Speedway (in Placerville, Calif.) on Sept. 12 before heading back to race our car with the IRA Series at Deer Creek Speedway (in Spring Valley, Minn.) on Sept. 15. That will keep me ready when we get back to the final ASCS races."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 4 (9); Feature: 14 (24).

Sept. 2 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 7 (4); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 15 (24).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 1 wins, 5 top fives, 16 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday through Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., and Sept. 12 at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sawblade.com_

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

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

"We will be ready to tackle the last seven ASCS shows and hopefully get better results and move up in the standings and wrap up the Rookie of the Year title for SawBlade," Bogucki said.

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Jetco Electrical, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Lone Star Metal Werx, Momentum Suspension and Findley and Sons for their continued support.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (September 5, 2018) – The Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP 2018 MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge Championship was a barn-burner with Shawn Valenti taking the title by three points over Chad Blonde. Valenti, in his Gressman Powersports Triple X chassis, won two of the three BLC races that escaped weather woes.

2018 MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge final points are:

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 1. 7, Shawn Valenti, 486

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 2. 5b, Chad Blonde, 483

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 3. 41, Thomas Schinderle, 432

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 4. 0, Ricky Ferkel, 410

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 5. 10s, Jay Steinebach, 407

Champ Valenti will collect $1,000 at the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt Awards Banquet on October 27 at the Battle Creek Holiday Inn, Battle Creek, Michigan. Second through fifth in BLC points will also be awarded a portion of the mini-series point fund.

MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge complete point standings and all other Sprints On Dirt points can be found on the SOD website by clicking on the “2018 Points” tab.

The 2018 BLC races completed and top three were:

Saturday, April 28, Crystal Motor Speedway – Zane DeVault, Chad Blonde, Matt Foos
Friday, June 22, Tri-City Motor Speedway – Shawn Valenti, Ryan Ruhl, Chad Blonde
Saturday, July 14, Crystal Motor Speedway – Shawn Valenti, Boston Mead, Steve Irwin

Two BLC races, the Dual On Dirt at I-96 Speedway on August 24 and the Mike Olrich Memorial at Crydtal Motor Speedway on September 1, were lost to rain.

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

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions Racing Optics

Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Wilson Wraps Up Weekend in Washington With Career-Best Result at Grays Harbor

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 5, 2018) - Greg Wilson recorded his eighth top-10 finish of the season on Monday and he did so in impressive fashion at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Wilson guided his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels sponsored team from 17th to a ninth-place result to cap a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series three-day holiday weekend in Washington. It marked his career-best finish at the track.

"A lot of guys were committed to the top and we were able to find some grip on the bottom," he said. "It was a real fine line down there where if you missed it you were in a slick part of the track and had no grip whatsoever. We just put our hardhat on and stuck to our game plan and hustled it to a good finish"

The performance also earned Wilson the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

It was a strong run following two solid nights at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., during the Outlaw Energy Showdown last weekend. Wilson qualified 21 st both nights, but moved forward in both his heat race and the main event each night. He placed 13th on Friday and 14 th on Saturday.

"One of the things we're focusing on is having a race car that is strong every time we hit the track from qualifying through the main event," he said. "The thing we've battled lately is having a car that is good early in the night or good late in the night. We're working diligently toward make a good car all night long because that is what will put you in a position to compete for wins."

Wilson heads south for World of Outlaws races this Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., and Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 13 (18).

Sept. 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 14 (15).

Sept. 3 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 9 (17).

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., and Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tim Hogan's Carpet (Lima, Ohio) and Bedford Valley Petroleum

Tim Hogan's Carpet (Lima, Ohio) is owned by Ron Hammons, who is a long-time supporter of short-track racing.

Bedford Valley Petroleum, which is based in Everett, Pa., provides quick and efficient oil and fuel delivery to Bedford County and surrounding areas. The business was created in 1947 and serves residential and commercial customers. For more information, visit http://www.BVPetroleum.com .

"Ron Hammons and Beth have been affiliated with racing for a long time," Wilson said. "I drove for him. He recently decided to get out of owning cars and to help us out. Their business does a lot of work with race tracks. They did a big carpet job at Kentucky Speedway. It's pretty cool what they do.

"Robert Salathe III a.k.a. "RGIII" of Bedford Valley Petroleum has owned race teams in Pennsylvania. I met him a few years ago and he's been involved with our deal for about three years now. We're very grateful for his support."

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

 

 

POWRi West Midgets at I-44 Riverside Speedway on Saturday!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (September 5, 2018) – It will be an action-packed Saturday night at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway as the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA makes a return to the 1/5-mile clay oval.

The 23rd round of competition on the 2018 season for the POWRi West Midget League also marks the ninth round of Sooner Series competition.

Saturday’s I-44 Riverside Speedway tilt will count toward POWRi West Sooner Series points as well as POWRi West overall points. In total, more than $12,000 in points fund money is up for grabs in the POWRi West Midget League and POWRi West Sooner Series action for 2018.

Going into the final stretch of the season for the POWRi West Midget League, Springfield, Missouri’s Kory Schudy is leading the way in both categories. Schudy has racked up 13 overall top-five finishes in POWRi West action to extend his overall points lead to a substantial margin over Sand Springs teen Hank Davis.

Davis has climbed to second in series points after recently capturing his second win of the season with Nixa, Missouri’s Wesley Smith and the Broken Arrow duo of Hannah Adair and Hunter Fischer rounding out the current top five in points.

Thus far, 15 different drivers have picked off at least one POWRi West feature win this season with Broken Arrow’s Jonathan Beason atop the charts with three triumphs. Two of those three wins came in I-44 Riverside Speedway competition with back-to-back triumphs on April 28 and June 16.

While Beason has picked off a pair of I-44 Riverside Speedway wins, other Oklahoma City winners this season have included Christopher Bell (who swept the season-opening Turnpike Challenge) and Bixby’s Cannon McIntosh on July 28.

In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer and A1 Machine.

Contingency sponsors include Smith Ti (Heat One), Keizer Wheels (Heat Two), Saldana Products (Heat Three), Rod End Supply (Heat Four), Pyrotech (Heat Five), BOSS Performance (High Point Driver), MPI “Official Steering Wheel” of POWRi West, Esslinger Engineering Performance Award (top-finishing Esslinger entry), and the MyChron Tom/AIM bonus of $300 (1st), $150 (2nd) and $50.

Saturday’s racing action at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway fires off at 7:00 p.m.

I-44 Riverside Speedway is located in southwest Oklahoma City off I-44 Exit 109, then 0.1 miles east on 149th then south. For more information, contact the track at 405-633-1583 or check online at https://www.i44riversidespeedway.com/.

The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA is slated for 29 nights of competition at 13 different tracks throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. The POWRi West Sooner Series consists of the dozen events in the state of Oklahoma.

More information regarding the POWRi West Midget League is available at http://www.powri.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PowRiWest/.

 

 

Promising Night for Call and CH Motorsports Ends With Frustrating Finish

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (Sept. 5, 2018) - What appeared to be a promising season finale for Shane Call and CH Motorsports ended prematurely Saturday night at Attica Raceway Park.

The first-year driver enjoyed a solid heat race run to begin the evening at the high-banked oval.

"We were pretty fast in the heat," he said. "We started sixth and finished second. I had a really good line on the track that no one else seemed to be running. The car was spot on. I don't think there was anything we could've done to make it better."

Call rolled off the starting grid for the final 305ci winged sprint car feature of the year in the eighth starting spot.

"There was still moisture in the middle of the track because they had prepped it for the All Stars," he said. "I was running through the middle and I was hooking up pretty good. But after about five or six laps I got a little too eager and went too far below it on the exit. I spun out coming out of the corner because there was a big patch of dry slick. It was really dusty and I couldn't see it coming."

Call restarted the race from the tail of the field.

"Once the race restarted I found a different part of the track to run," he said. "In about five or six laps I passed three cars. Then I was passing two cars in turns three and four and was running just under the cushion. I'm not sure what happened then with the two cars I was passing - they may have gotten together - but one of them slid up into me and my left rear tire ran over his right front and I started flipping."

Call's first experience upside down in a sprint car brought considerable damage to his car, but thankfully didn't injure him.

"It wasn't that bad," he said. "I think I flipped a couple of times and the car landed on its side. I was fine. But it was especially disappointing since I had found something and was moving forward. I probably could've had an okay finish in spite of spinning out earlier. And it really wasn't my mistake. But it was a disappointing end to a season where we had a lot of bad luck."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 20 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Janet Holbrook

Janet Holbrook is co-owner of CH Motorsports and has been a car owner in sprint car racing for approximately 30 years. She has fielded teams for many of the top drivers in the country and has owned a Knoxville Nationals winning sprint car.

"I'm extremely grateful for Janet's support," Shane Call said. "There is no way this could happen without her."

Call would also like to thank Iffland Farms, Ehrsam Excavating, Machacek Concrete, Jerry's Auto Repair, Deshler Lanes, Engler Machine, Gressman Powersports, All Pro, J&J Auto Racing, Winters Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, Wings Unlimited, Fisher Racing Engines, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, Slade Shock Technology, Astro Titanium, Simpson Race Products and ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems for their continued support.

 

 

Wheatley Continues With World of Outlaws During West Coast Swing

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 5, 2018) - Austen Wheatley is focused on showing improvement as he continues the West Coast Swing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Wheatley will compete on Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., and Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during the Gold Cup Race of Champions.

"I don't think that we're off that much, but it's magnified because everyone is so close at the highest level," he said. "We have to get the balance right and I have to do a better job behind the wheel."

Wheatley raced with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' during a trio of races in his home state of Washington during the holiday weekend. The action began last Friday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, where Wheatley qualified 13 th quickest overall and finished fifth in a heat race to start the Outlaw Energy Showdown main event on the inside of the seventh row.

"We were running in the top 10 and had a double-file restart," he said. "I got sandwiched and spun around backwards and hit the infield fence. It gave me a flat right rear tire and broke a shock stud and broke a radius rod, which was jammed in there. They couldn't get it changed in time so we weren't able to restart the race."

Wheatley was credited with a 20th-place finish.

The following night was similar at Skagit Speedway. Wheatley timed in 13 th quickest before he advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race. That lined him up 10th on the starting grid for the main event.

"I was running around the top 10 and me and (Jason) Solwold were racing back and forth," he said. "I went to the hit the bottom. Apparently he had a run on me and I don't think he thought I was going to the bottom. We made contact at the bottom of turn one and spun around. I was able to restart at the back, but we ended up pulling in early because I wasn't going anywhere."

Wheatley finished 21st.

He wrapped up the competition on Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway, where a 19 th-place qualifying result and a seventh-place finish in a heat race lined him up on the inside of the 10th row for the A Main.

"I think I didn't do a bad job of driving, but the balance was just off," he said. "We're slowly getting there and I could always do better."

Wheatley ended with a 20th-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 20 (13).

Sept. 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 21 (10).

Sept. 3 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); Feature: 20 (19).

SEASON STATS -

13 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., and Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

Wheatley will have t-shirts and hoodies for sale at every race he competes at this season. For his schedule of races, visit http://www.AustenWheatley.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Redlined Welding & Construction

Redlined Welding & Construction performs welding and construction for fishing boats and processors. Based out of Lake Stevens, Wash., Redlined Welding & Construction is owned and operated by Austen's father, Shannon Wheatley.

"Redlined Welding & Construction is a family business and we race with a family team so without Redlined Welding & Construction I wouldn't be able to race," Austen Wheatley said. "It is the heart and soul of this team."

Wheatley would also like to thank Downforce Designs, Astro Titanium, Franklin Rear Ends, Elite Wings, ART Speed Equipment, Schaeffer Oil and Banshee Graphics for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Picks Up Top-10 Result During World of Outlaws Race at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 5, 2018) - Trey Starks posted his first top 10 of the season during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action last Saturday at Skagit Speedway.

It was his strongest night during a four-race swing through his home state of Washington.

The action began on Friday as Starks teamed up with Wheatley Motorsports to invade the high-banked bullring in Alger for the Outlaw Energy Showdown. He qualified seventh quickest, but an eighth-place result in a heat race relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown. Starks won the race to transfer into the back of the main event. He capped the night by placing 18 th in the A Main.

Starks returned to the track on Saturday and improved his results across the board, qualifying fifth quickest, winning a heat race, placing sixth in the dash and finishing eighth in the main event. It was his best result of the season with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

"It was great to have a consistent night from start to finish," he said. "Qualifying well really set us up for success and we capitalized. It was a good feeling to run inside the top 10 all night."

Starks piloted a sprint car for Doug Rutz on Sunday during a Summer Thunder Sprint Series event at Grays Harbor Raceway. However, it was a rough night as mechanical problems plagued the team. Starks didn't get a hot lap session and he was unable to finish the heat race and the main event.

His final race of the year in his home state came on Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway with the World of Outlaws. Starks timed the Wheatley Motorsports ride in 21st quickest and he placed seventh in a heat race before closing the competition by advancing from 21st to 18 th in the A Main.

"We went out late to qualify and really struggled with the track slowing down," he said. "That buried us in the heat and the main event. It was just tough to make anything happen all night. Overall, it certainly wasn't the weekend we expected, but I want to thank the Wheatley Family and Doug Rutz for the opportunities."

Starks has one more race in the Northwest on Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., with the World of Outlaws.

He will return to the Gobrecht Motorsports sprint car this Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., during the Tuscarora 50 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 8 (3); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 18 (19).

Sept. 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 8 (6).

Sept. 2 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: -; Heat race: DNF (-); Feature: 20 (-).

Sept. 3 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 7 (7); Feature: 18 (21).

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 4 wins, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Brands

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"Champion Brands is a great company that is synonymous with racing," Starks said. "We use Champion oil and other Champion products and we are proud to be supported by such an esteemed company."

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

 

 

Hill Gains Experience and Heat Race Win in First Visit to Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Sept. 5, 2018) - Alex Hill gained experience among a large field of cars and she picked up a heat race win in her first visit to Lake Ozark Speedway last weekend during the 9 th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals.

Hill's first competitive laps at the track were impressive as she scored a victory on Saturday during the opening night of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com doubleheader.

"There were three of us together in turn four on the first lap of the heat race," she said. "I was on the bottom and I was able to get the lead coming out of the turn and held it for the rest of the race. The car handled well and it was nice to win my first race there. The track was really slick and you had to use a lot of throttle control, be smooth and try not to spin your tires."

Hill started fifth in her qualifier.

"I was running in sixth, but I got into the slick in turns three and four, got sideways and lost a couple of spots and finished eighth," she said. "That was frustrating because it cost us a starting spot in the A Main."

Hill narrowly missed a spot into the main event so she led the field to the green in her B Main from the pole.

"I went into the first turn too hard, got sideways and got hit," she said. "It did enough damage to the front end to keep us from continuing."

Sunday's night of racing began with Hill lining up in the fourth starting spot in her heat race.

"We had a pretty tough heat with the competition that was in it and ended up finishing sixth," she said. "The car was good. I just need to get better on the slick tracks."

Her finish slotted her in the ninth starting position in a B Main.

"I started out well in the B Main and was able to move forward a bit," she said. "But then I lost some spots since I was running down low when I should've been up high where it was faster. I finished ninth."

Hill will return home this Friday for her final race at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, before the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals the following weekend.

"I'm looking forward to going back to Ohsweken and getting some more laps in before the Nationals," she said. "The track is different now that they've added more dirt and I need some more time racing there."

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 8 (5); B Main: 9 DNF (1).

Sept. 2 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 6 (4); B Main: 9 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Townline Variety

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"Townline Variety is my dad's business and has been operating longer than I've been alive," Hill said. "It has always supported my career and I'm extremely grateful for that."

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

 

 

Mallett Captures Two USCS Wins During Labor Day Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - EASTABOGA, Ala. (Sept. 5, 2018) - Jordon Mallett add two more wins to his ever-growing season tally last weekend, bringing his total to nine triumphs as he chases his second consecutive USCS Series title.

Mallett was victorious in the weekend opener at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn., on Friday and he followed that up with another win on Sunday at Talladega Short Track. In between, he finished second in the finale at I-75 Raceway.

"I have to really thank my crew, the team, my sponsors and everyone who makes this work," he said. "Things are really starting to click well. This is the kind of season we were hoping for. Hopefully we can continue to stack up wins. We feel we have a good grasp of what is going on. We refined our program and we are satisfied with it. It's a testament to a lot of hard work, a little stubbornness and a good attitude. With enough hard work, it always seems to work out."

Mallett started on the pole at I-75 Raceway on Friday and he took the lead coming off turn four during the opening lap. He paced all 30 laps en route to the victory. The 26-year-old endured a couple of restarts over the course of the main event as well. The win in the opener at I-75 Raceway marked the second straight race in which Mallett had been victorious at the third-mile oval.

"We went back to what worked at the track back in April and it seemed to work again," said Mallett, who also advanced from sixth to win the dash and from sixth to third place in a heat race. "We were quick from the get-go and took the lead on the first lap and cruised through traffic all the way to the win. It was smooth sailing the whole way. There weren't any anxious moments."

In the finale at I-75 Raceway the following night, Mallett charged from the sixth starting spot to cross the finish line second in the main event. He opened the night with a fourth-place run in a heat race and also was fourth in the dash.

"The track got a bunch of rain about three in the afternoon and they were able to save the track, but it ended up being very, very fast around the bottom and one lane," he noted. "The track stayed that way in the feature until about five or so laps to go. Then we really found something after we had a few restarts. The track started to come in a little more around the middle and the top and I was able to move around a bit. We got up there and started to run the leader down, but they were just too far out front and we didn't have enough laps."

Mallett started second at Talladega Short Track and he shadowed 11-time USCS champion Terry Gray for the first 11 laps of the 30-lap contest on Sunday. Mallett made his bid for the lead on Lap 12 and led the rest of the way to earn his career-best ninth win of the season. The native of Greenbrier, Ark., was victorious in a heat race earlier in the evening after running second in the dash.

"We stayed with the leader for about the first 10 laps and then I really showed my cards and pulled up alongside him," Mallett said. "Originally, I was going to bide my time and wait until we got to lapped traffic, but if you get up to him more than once, you'd better take that opportunity because that might be the only chance you get. We were rolling pretty good and were able to cruise to about a half a track lead when we got out front and were able to hold that pace."

Mallett will head to Georgia this Saturday for a makeup event at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, where a USCS Series race was rained out on Aug. 18.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn. - Dash: 1 (6); Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

Sept. 1 - I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn. - Dash: 4 (4); Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 2 (6).

Sept. 2 - Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala. - Dash: 2 (2); Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 9 wins, 22 top fives, 33 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dynotech Race Engines

Dynotech Race Engines is an engine building and performance shop, based in Memphis, Tenn., operated by Ricky Stenhouse Sr.

"Ever since I have started working with Ricky (Stenhouse Sr.) he has really helped us step our program up," Mallett said. "He builds extremely good and reliable engines, which speak for themselves. Ricky has helped me get a good grasp on how to keep up with my engine program and the maintenance program. He's become a really good friend and mentor. He always has our back."

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

 

 

Courtney Geared Up for Big Week after Adding 11th Win of the Year

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 5, 2018) – Tyler Courtney geared up for what could be one of the biggest racing weeks of the year in Indiana by adding his 11th overall win of the season over the course of last weekend’s set of action.

Now, “Sunshine” looks to add more beginning with the Inaugural USAC Midget “BC 39” that christens the new Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday and Thursday.

After vying for his second USAC National Midget score of the season aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing Driven2SaveLives/Indiana Donor Network No. 7bc entry, action shifts back to the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car ranks at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday and then the conclusion of the Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown on Sunday.

Courtney enters Sunday’s Smackdown VII finale atop the event point charts after finishes of first and second in preliminary action and will be the top seed in the Pole Shuffle.

“There’s a lot of money on the line this weekend, hopefully we can get some wins and get our share,” Courtney commented.

“Sunshine” did his part last weekend driving the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc Sprint Car to USAC National Sprint Car victory lane for the ninth time on Friday night before posting a fourth-place finish on Saturday night. Then, on Sunday evening, Courtney was within a handful of laps of winning the USAC Silver Crown “Ted Horn 100” before has fuel cell ran dry.

Last weekend’s triple began with Courtney timing in fourth-quick in Friday’s USAC Sprint Car card at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, to earn the fourth starting position for the feature.

Courtney was out front in short order, taking the lead by the tenth round. While Courtney led the rest of the way, he had his hands full en route to collecting his 11th overall win of the year.

“The lapped cars didn’t want to go a lap down,” Courtney recalled. “They’re racing and doing their job, it’s part of it. You have to get around them and just hope that you get around them at the right time and hope the guy behind you is going to struggle as well. This time, that wasn’t the case.”

Courtney prevailed though and carried that momentum into Saturday’s USAC Sprint Car debut at Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway. After setting quick time in qualifying and establishing a new track record of 12.440-seconds, Courtney was in the lead mix throughout the wild 30-lapper before settling for fourth at the stripe.

Shifting to the big cars at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds on Sunday, Courtney timed in 11th aboard the Hans Lein No. 97 and worked the top side of the Illinois one-mile dirt oval towards the front. Courtney made his way into the lead on the 88th round of the “Ted Horn 100” only to run short of fuel just five laps shy of the checkered flag.

Up to 11 wins on the season, Courtney looks to add more during this week’s action in the Hoosier State.

2018 Quick Stats: 57 races, 11 wins, 34 top-fives, 42 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC Midgets “BC 39” at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday an Thursday; USAC National Sprint Cars at Gas City (IN) I-69 Speedway on Friday and Kokomo Speedway on Sunday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Tyler Courtney’s on-track action including schedule and results at www.tylercourtney.com.

If you would like Tyler Courtney Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

Big Week for Bacon after Double Duty Podiums

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (September 5, 2018) – Four races in three days last weekend is followed up by four more huge nights of racing this week for Brady Bacon.

This week’s competition fires off in monumental fashion with the Inaugural “BC 39”, the first Midget race to take place at the newly-constructed Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Bacon will wheel the FMR No. 76m in Wednesday night heat race action before the qualifying races and features take place on Thursday.

After that, action shifts back to the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car ranks with a Gas City I-69 Speedway tilt on Friday and then the conclusion of the Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown on Sunday night. Bacon enters the Smackdown fourth in event points and will have a shot at reaching the pole position through the shuffle.

Last weekend’s action began with a pair of podiums in double-duty action at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, on Friday night before luck soured over the next two nights at Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway and the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.

Bacon kicked off Friday’s card at Tri-City Speedway by timing in second-quickest on the evening and then was dicing for the lead in the feature event before a late caution negated a move into the front. Bacon ultimately slipped to third in the final laps aboard the Bacon Racing No. 99.

“We passed for the lead and the yellow came out, the yellow hurt our tires and we couldn’t get going,” Bacon explained.

In the winged feature, Bacon redrew the eight to start fourth row outside in the feature and worked through traffic to take over second. By that time, the leader had slipped too far away to reel in, forcing Bacon to settle for a second podium finish for the night.

“We didn’t really have time to work on the winged car enough, we didn’t have time to undo some of the things that we did for the heat race,” Bacon commented.

The USAC National Sprint Cars made a debut appearance at Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway on Saturday and Bacon timed in second-quick again to earn the fifth starting position for the main event.

Bacon was once again battling for the top position when his race was cut short by cam problems.

Bacon rounded out the weekend with the USAC Silver Crown “Ted Horn 100” aboard the Klatt Enterprises No. 6 on Sunday night. Bacon qualified well once again, timing in fourth this time before mechanical issues once again cut his night short in the feature event.

Bacon looks to get back on the winning side of things with this week’s USAC Midget “BC 39” and pair of USAC Sprint Car events.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Technology/Port City Raceway, Gene Frankowiak, Cimarron Cycle Works, Priority Aviation, Triple-X Race Co., FMR Racing, FK Indy, Heath Clips Lawn Care, Elliot’s Custom Trailers and Carts, B&S Cattle, Lucas Oil Products, Kiser’s Truck and Auto, Smiley’s Racing Products, Keizer Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Octane Ink, CP Carrillo, PAC Racing Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Engler Machine and Tool, Wilwood Engineering, Schroth Racing, Smith Precision Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, FSR Radiators, LRB Mfg. Indy Race Parts, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Tony Elliott Foundation, Frolic Bar & Grill.

2018 Quick Stats: 75 races, 7 wins, 36 top-fives, 45 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC Midgets “BC 39” at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday and Thursday; USAC Sprint Cars at Gas City (IN) I-69 Speedway on Friday and Kokomo Speedway on Sunday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.

If you would like Brady Bacon Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.

 

 

SKAGIT STINGER: CJB Begins September with Hard Charging Performance Out West Grays Harbor wrapped up Labor Day weekend with Willamette and Silver Dollar Speedway up next

CARLISLE, PA. - September 5, 2018 - Another World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series weekend, another pair of top-ten finishes for the #5 CJB Motorsports entry and driver David Gravel.

The Skagit Speedway near Alger, Wash. hosted two nights of racing competition that began on Friday, August 31st. The Outlaw Energy Showdown opener saw Gravel time in 22nd, finish 6th in his heat race and roll off in the main event in 16th.

"We just got behind again qualifying," Gravel said, whom owns an average finish of 6.95 this season. "That just sets you back. We race well but we have to get qualified better."

The tour returned to the racy track for a $12,000-to-win finale the following night. Gravel timed in 16th before finishing 6th in his heat race again.

"Nearly same results as the night before," Gravel explained. "We were good at the end and really made some headway."

An event at Grays Harbor Raceway near Elma, Wash. on Labor Day itself capped off the weekend. The #5 machine timed in 4th, finished 2nd in the heat race and 6th in the dash.

"We actually got timed in well," commented Gravel. "That got us a good spot in the heat race, so that we could transfer into the dash. The car wasn't where we wanted it for those two events but, the beauty of making the dash is that you get another crack at the setup. For the feature. We were really good and could have had something for them if the race had been longer."

Up next is a trip down the west coast as the tour visits Willamette (Ore) Speedway on Wednesday, September 5th before pulling into Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. For the annual Gold Cup Race of Champions. The team is looking for their 6th win of the Outlaw season.

"WIlliamette is a fun place to race," Gravel said. "There is some banking there and the track usually puts on a good show. Gold Cup is a fun race and a crown jewel to win. We just need to get timed in well there so we can get our nights off on a good foot. That is the key."

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2018 STATS:

Events: 57

Quick Times: 3

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 30

Top-10's: 48

Heat Race Wins: 21

Dash Wins: 4

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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

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Pokorski Motorsports rides momentum into home stretch of 2018 MSA season

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 5, 2018 – Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team enjoyed a successful Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) double dip of racing action over the Labor Day weekend tallying a pair of top-10 A-main showings on Friday, Aug. 31 at the Outagamie Speedway powered by EWSC in Seymour, Wis. and Saturday, Sept. 1 at The Plymouth Dirt Track during the Sheboygan County Fair in Plymouth, Wis.

The inaugural MSA event at Outagamie Speedway powered by EWSC drew a field of 24 entries vying for a bolstered traveling series event purse featuring a $1,500 first-place prize.

Pokorski started the third MSA heat race from the fourth starting spot and wasted no time vaulting his way past Scott Conger and Anthony Knierim into second place on the well-manicured third-mile clay oval. Using primarily the outside line of the multi-groove racing surface, Pokorski gradually reeled in race leader Travis Arenz, eventually move into striking distance on lap 8.

As the white flag was displayed Pokorski dove under Arenz entering turn one and pulled ahead of the MSA rookie exiting turn two. Arenz battled back to try the same move on Pokorski in turn three, but the 26-year veteran held on along the high groove to record his fifth heat race victory of the 2018 season in the 10-lap event.

After starting eighth in the 25-lap MSA A-main, Pokorski fell back to 11th on lap 5 before battling back to work past Tim Haddy into 10th on lap 11. Seven laps later, Scotty Thiel in Randy Sippel’s 39s machine, ducked under Pokorski to move him to 11th.

Two laps later, Pokorski used the low groove to claw his way past Kevin Karnitz into 10th. On lap 22, Pokorski wrestled ninth place away from Lance Fassbender and then set his sights on Shane Wenninger as the laps wound down.

While Pokorski was unable to work around Wenninger, Travis Arenz dropped out on the final lap to give Pokorski eighth place at the finish line in the caution-free race, which was won by Brandon McMullen.

“The MSA event at Seymour on Friday was great all around,” Pokorski said. “The track was really good, the whole event went well and our heat race was fun for sure. The car had a little miss in the engine we fought all night, and that may have cost us some in the main.”

On Saturday, Sept. 1, the Pokorski Motorsports team traveled to The Plymouth Dirt Track for the annual Sheboygan County Fair Night race program, which saw 24 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars sign in.

After starting fifth in the first PDTR 360 Sprint Car heat race, Pokorski fell back to seventh on the opening lap before rallying to pass Chris Larson for sixth on lap 3 and Jeremy Hunt for fifth on lap 4. Pokorski charged in to pressure Tony Wondra for fourth starting on lap 7, but he was unable to pull off the move and wound up fifth at the finish line.

With a few scratches eliminating the need for a B main, Pokorski lined up 13th in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main. Pokorski utilized a strong start to move into the ninth position on lap 10.

After a pair of caution flags on lap 10, Pokorski used a strong restart to bolt past Wayne Modjeski and Tony Wondra to assume the seventh spot on lap 12. Pokorski maintained the seventh until working past Kurt Davis to take over sixth as the laps wound down. The 2014 MSA Masters Series champion went on to place sixth in the 25-lap event, which was won by Brandon McMullen, to secure his 16th top-10 A-main finish of the 2018 campaign.

“On Saturday at Plymouth we got rid of the miss we had Friday at Seymour by replacing plugs, the magneto and ignition switch,” Pokorski said. “The car was good all night. I was a little disappointed after the heat. Tony Wondra and I had a good battle in the heat race, but ending up fifth put us way back for the start of the main. In the end, I was pretty happy to go from 13th to sixth in the A.”

With two events remaining in the 2018 season, Pokorski stands fourth in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car points standings 65 points behind points leader Kurt Davis.

On Saturday, Sept. 8, Pokorski Motorsports will compete in the second to last night of the 2018 Midwest Sprint Car Association season at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. Hot laps will begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing to follow at 6 p.m.

“I wish the season was four months longer, but we will enjoy the next two nights and then focus on getting ready for next year,” Pokorski said.

The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2018 season include: Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Jens, Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services & Crematory, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company. For more information on Pokorski Motorsports, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com. Pokorski Motorsports Sponsor Showcase – Quest Engineering Inc. Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Quest Engineering of Richfield, Wis. as a new sponsor for the 2018 racing season. Quest Engineering focuses solely on full overlay cabinetry and complimenting custom products, including kitchen, bath, closets, garage, entertainment and commercial casework projects. Quest’s skilled team of customer advocates, product specialists, engineers, production managers and operations team rely on a continuous improvement philosophy to pave the road to success. Founded as a contract wood products fabricator in West Bend by brothers Chris and Todd Lefeber in 2001, Quest operated on mostly manual machines until adding CNC equipment and parametric engineering software to its repertoire in 2006. In late 2008, Quest Engineering made the move from a direct sales to a dealer sales model with an increased focus on its capacity as a manufacturer. Quest moved from its original facility in West Bend to a newly renovated production facility in Richfield in fall 2012. In May 2015, working with equipment, software, and special service vendors, Quest expanded with the addition of a second manufacturing plant. Housing a flexible casework production cell, a custom fabrication cell and a small warehouse, a new facility in Jackson was opened, featuring a design center and showroom. “We spent time working on new sponsorship for this year and we are very excited to have Quest Engineering on board with us for 2018,” Pokorski said. “Quest is a local manufacturer of quality cabinets and we encourage our fans to check out their line of products.” Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Quest Engineering Inc. by phone at 262-334-4949 or by visiting www.questcabinets.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.pedaldownpromotions.com or call 920-323-7970.

2018 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule Saturday, September 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, September 29 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2018 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers Total Events – 22 MSA events – 21 IRA events - 1 A Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 5 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 16 Heat Race Victories – 5

 

 

NAPA KNOW HOW WEEKEND ATLANTIC CITY 2019 INDOOR RACE TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12; RACE WEEKEND SET FOR JANUARY 25-26, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 . . . Race tickets for the 17th running of the NAPA Know How Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels weekend will go on sale on Wednesday, September 12.

The race weekend dates have been set for Friday and Saturday, January 25-26, 2019 and will take place once again inside historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

“The last weekend in January has been the traditional date for the running of Gambler’s Classic and we are pleased to schedule it there once again for next year,” Sammons said. “It’s the date our drivers and fans have told us year after year that they like.”

The lightning fast TQ Midgets will again headline the program which is highlighted by Saturday night’s traditional 40 lap Gambler’s Classic feature event. The quick and agile Champ Karts and the unpredictable and rugged Slingshots will once again be part of the triple header.

Ryan Flores, of Cornelius, N.C. won the 2018 Gambler’s Classic for TQ Midgets. The former New Jersey resident moved south where he’s full-time employed by Penske Racing as a tire changer for the NASCAR Cup team driven by Ryan Blaney. Flores, the 2016 series champion, was a popular winner of his first Gambler’s Classic last year.

Jimmy “Showtime” Blewett of Howell, N.J. finished second in the event last year followed by Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, N.Y. Bonsignore, the current NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour point leader, won last year’s Indoor Auto Racing Series championship.

Cale Ross of Lambertville, N.J., the Atlantic City Champ Kart winner in 2018, would go on to clinch the Indoor Series championship at the point finale held inside Albany, N.Y.’s Times Union Center. Brett Bieber of Oley, Pa. took the Slingshot headliner last year.

Past Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget feature race winners in addition to 2018 race victor Flores include three time winners Erick Rudolph (2012, 2015, 2017) and Anthony Sesely (2013, 2014, 2016), the late Ted Christopher (2009, 2011), Lou Cicconi, Jr. (2006, 2010), Joe Payne, Sr. (2004, 2007), Andy Mackereth (2003), Jeff Heotzler (2005) and Mike Tidaback (2008).

Indoor auto racing inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall dates back to the late 1930s. Indoor racing was revived for the first time in 1965 and continued through 1981 when, with the advent of casino gambling, racing ceased. Sammons brought the event back to life in 2003.

Tickets are available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com.

You may also call the Area Auto Racing News/Len Sammons office at 609-888-3618 for tickets Monday through Friday from 9 to 4:30. Those who purchased 2018 tickets from the Area Auto Racing News office should have recently received a renewal letter in the mail. If not, please call the office to renew their seats prior to the public sale date of September 12th.

For more information visit www.indoorautoracing.com.

 

 

NO RACING AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY – RACING RETURNS SEPTEMBER 22ND!

(Perris, CA, September 3, 2018) There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night. Racing will return September 22nd when the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval hosts the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars at the annual Glenn Howard Memorial.

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Miller Family Motorsports

PLYMOUTH, WIS.] September 4, 2018-The Miller Family Motorsports teams’ were track-side Friday night in Seymour, WI. The brothers checked-in and were impressed by the track preparation and by the entire EWSC organizations staff.

Both brothers were successful in their heat races as they raced against each other; Adam finishing 4th and Justin finishing 3rd. The teams then went back to work to get ready for the A-main event. As the cars pushed off for the night’s A-main event, Justin would start 7th and Adam would start 13th.

Green flag racing was underway and both Adam & Justin were moving forward. At the checkers, Justin would finish 2nd and Adam 11th!

The next race was Saturday night at the Plymouth Dirt Track (PDTR) during the Sheboygan County Fair. Justin would be victorious once again in his heat and Adam would finish 5th in his. Both brothers locked themselves into the nights A-main.

Justin would start 6th in the A-main event and Adam would start 15th. After 11 laps were in, Justin would find himself facing the wrong way and would need to restart at the tail of the field. Adam capitalized on this restart and would take over the 10th spot. As the race neared it’s end, Justin would come home 11th from the tail and Adam would capture another top 10 finish, finishing 9th from 15th!

The brothers continue to show success as the season wines down. Justin is now 15 points behind the leader at PDTR and is 43 points behind the leader with the MSA.

The brothers will be back on Saturday at PDTR.

For more information on the team and driver, follow us on Twitter @camishadirtdiva or @justinmiller15m @ace24m or on Facebook: Miller Family Motorsports-Justin & Adam

 

 

Kraig Kinser Records Top-10 Finish During Weekend in Washington

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 4, 2018) - Kraig Kinser highlighted his weekend in Washington with a 10th-place run last Saturday during the finale of the Outlaw Energy Showdown at Skagit Speedway.

It was a productive weekend for Kinser, who kicked off the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader at the high-banked oval in Alger, Wash., on Friday. He qualified 24th quickest, placed eighth in a heat race and ended fifth in the Last Chance Showdown to garner a transfer into the back of the main event.

"It was a night of everything going wrong," he said. "We didn't get a hot lap session because as soon as I got on the gas we had a mechanical problem. Then it was a quick turnaround to qualifying. We didn't know if it was even going to fire and run properly. We didn't have time to make any changes to the car. Then we put in a bad time, but we made up for it a little in the feature."

Kinser maneuvered from 23rd to a 15th-place finish, which marked the second-most cars passed.

He returned to the track the following day and improved each of his results, finishing 17th in qualifying, fourth in a heat race and 10th in the A Main. It marked his 10th top 10 of the season.

"Any time you can rebound a little it feels good," he said. "We wish we could have got a little bit further, but you can't let all those good cars start in front of you and expect to pass a bunch of cars."

The holiday weekend concluded on Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway, where Kinser timed in 16th quickest in qualifying. He then ended sixth in a heat race before advancing from 16th to 11th in the main event.

"We struggled a little in qualifying," he said. "The main was a lot like it was the two nights at Skagit with the top being dominant. We gained a few spots. We just need to start up front a little farther."

Kinser returns to action this Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., before heading to California for races on Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., during the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: 5 (6); Feature: 15 (23).

Sept. 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 10 (11).

Sept. 3 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 11 (16).

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 37 top 15s, 45 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., and Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

From the wilds of Baja, Mexico, to the "Good Ole Boys" of NASCAR, from mowers to fitness equipment, FK Rod Ends is there with an evolving program designed to supply rod end products to users everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.FKRodEnds.com.

"FK Rod Ends has always given us a great product and supported us," Kinser said. "They are a good sponsor and are well respected in the industry."

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

 

 

Bergman Posts Pair of Top Fives During LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Sept. 4, 2018) - Seth Bergman used a pair of top-five outings last weekend during the 9th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals to pull within 16 points of the lead in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com championship standings.

Bergman continued his hot streak at Lake Ozark Speedway, where he was victorious earlier this year and hadn't finished outside of the top five this season. He opened the weekend on Saturday by placing second in a heat race and third in a qualifier to rank 10th in event points out of more than 50 competitors.

That started Bergman on the outside of the fifth row for the 25-lap main event.

"We battled between eighth through 10th for the first half of the race before the car started to get a lot better," he said. "We were really rolling late in the race. I wish we had a few more laps because I think we could have had a podium finish."

Bergman used the late rally to finish fifth, which was only one position shy of garnering a lock-in position into Sunday's feature redraw. That didn't seem to slow Bergman, who charged from sixth to win a heat race at the start of Sunday's show. He then maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in a qualifier to rank second in points, which started him sixth in the 41-lap A Main.

"We had a good start and picked off a couple of positions and then got up to third," he said. "Midway through the race we challenged Derek Hagar for second in traffic, but I had to get on the brakes at one point and that allowed Brian Brown to get by so we settled for fourth."

The fourth-place result was Bergman's sixth consecutive top five at the track. It also marked his 14th top five during ASCS National Tour action this season. That ranks second best among the series competitors.

"Our goal is to win races, but like I've said before you have to be a consistent top-five team to be in position to win races," he said. "We're putting ourselves in the right position and with a handful of ASCS National Tour races remaining this season we're aiming to visit Victory Lane a few more times."

The next ASCS National Tour event is Sept. 20-22 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 3 (2); Feature: 5 (10).

Sept. 2 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (6); Qualifier: 4 (6); Feature: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS -

53 races, 9 wins, 26 top fives, 37 top 10s, 42 top 15s, 47 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 20-22 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young Tool Company

Young Tool Company is a company within the oil industry that is located in Drumright, Okla.

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

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

 

 

Price Produces Career-Best World of Outlaws Finish at Grays Harbor

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 4, 2018) - Robbie Price had a career night with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Labor Day evening at Grays Harbor Raceway.

The native of Cobble Hill, B.C., was the highest finishing "local" driver. He also produced a career-best qualifying effort and earned career-best finishes in a heat race and main event with the Outlaws.

That event capped a three-race swing through the state of Washington for the series with Price racing in all three shows.

In the opener last Friday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., Price advanced from the eighth starting position to finish fifth in the second heat race to earn a spot into the 30-lap main event. He experienced electrical problems during the main event and pulled off the track. Price was credited with a 23rd-place finish.

The Skagit Speedway finale the following night saw Price run seventh in the third heat race. He then raced his way into the main even through the Last Chance Showdown. In the 40-lap main event, Price again battled electrical gremlins and pulled in early to finish 19th.

"In the feature I didn't want to race the leader and wear them out so I chose to pull off," he said. "We chased the problem we had with the magneto the whole weekend and have it figured out now. It was better that we got it figured out sooner rather than later."

Price took part in a Summer Thunder Sprint Series 360ci sprint car race at Grays Harbor Raceway on Sunday. He finished sixth in a heat race to earn a spot into the main event. Unfortunately, Price had contact with an infield tire, which caused too much damage to continue.

"We struggled that whole night," he shared. "We went out last for qualifying and the track went away so that didn't help. In the heat race, I couldn't improve my situation any because of the qualifying effort. We changed a lot on the car for the feature and were better, but unfortunately I clipped an infield tire and that ended the night."

Back in action with the World of Outlaws on Labor Day evening at Grays Harbor Raceway, Price qualified 12th. He ran third in a third heat race, which lined him up ninth for the 30-lap main event. Price held his own in the feature, finishing on the lead lap in the 14th position.

"We were really good the whole night," he said. "That was the best I've ever qualified with them. I usually struggle qualifying so 12th was really good for me. The heat race I was able to pass a few cars and move up. We started ninth in the feature and I missed the bottom on the first lap so that cost me a few spots. It took me a few laps to get going and then we were rolling really good. It felt really good to have a run like that."

This week Price will continue the West Coast Swing with the World of Outlaws at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., on Wednesday and as long as everything goes as planned, he is tentatively scheduled to compete in the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on Friday and Saturday.

"Having a good run at Elma, where I normally struggled, helped my confidence a lot," Price said. "We run pretty good typically at Willamette (Speedway) so I feel good headed there and have some confidence."

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 23 (14).

Sept. 1 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 7 (8); Feature: 19 (23).

Sept. 2 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 19 (18).

Sept. 3 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 14 (9).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 14 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., and Friday and Saturday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

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

"I've ran Shark Racing Engines since Day 1," Price said. "I've worked with Marc Huson a lot. His motors run strong and he knows what he's doing. I feel very comfortable and confident using Shark Racing Engines."

Price would also like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal CARSTAR Leduc, Triple X Race Co., Strong Crane Service and Wildlight Motorsports Photography for their continued support.

 

 

Tankersley Scores Two Podiums for Old School Racing During ASCS Gulf South Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Sept. 4, 2018) - Channin Tankersley garnered a pair of podium finishes last weekend during an ASCS Gulf South Region doubleheader to get one step closer to his second championship.

The Old School Racing driver, who is riding a seven-race podium streak with the series, owns a 129-point lead in the championship standings with only two races remaining.

While the consistent weekend was a positive, Tankersley was frustrated with how the car handled during the two-day event at South Texas Speedway.

"We just weren't very good all weekend," he said. "We went there with our baseline where we normally start and we just couldn't get going like we wanted to. We were trying to adjust toward that and never hit the nail on the head. The car was decent. There were just a couple of cars that were better."

Tankersley advanced from fifth to third place in a heat race on Saturday. That locked him into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 3 to start the main event on the inside of the second row.

"We got up to second a few laps in and rode there the whole race," he said. "We didn't have much to contend for the lead."

The runner-up result was Tankersley's ninth top five of the season.

The weekend concluded the following night and it began on a strong note with Tankersley winning a heat race after starting fifth. However, the car was a tick off in the feature and the track wasn't conducive to passing so Tankersley ended third.

"We were on top of the track the whole time," he said. "We were just off a bit the whole weekend."

Tankersley will take this weekend off before the next ASCS Gulf South Region race, which is Sept. 15 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (3).

Sept. 2 - South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas - Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 3 (1).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 5 wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 15 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

Tankersley has t-shirts ranging from youth medium to 4XL for sale at his race trailer.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Challenger Drilling

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

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

Tankersley would also like to thank Old School Racing, Griffith Truck & Equipment, Intra Services, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Blackfoot Electric, Dependable Diesel Truck Service, Houston Truck Parts, Griffith Sheet Metal and Day Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Van Dam Satisfied With Speed During World of Outlaws Season Debut

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (Sept. 4, 2018) - Henry Van Dam is pleased with his performance during his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season debut on Monday at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Van Dam, who is racing a limited schedule this season, hadn't competed in a 410ci winged sprint car event since the World of Outlaws last raced in the Northwest almost exactly one year earlier.

"I felt like we were fairly solid, especially when you match us up with a lot of the local guys," he said. "We put down some good laps and were up to speed with the guys."

Van Dam qualified 15th quickest and finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race to line up on the inside of the eighth row for the A Main.

"In the main we were up to 11th at one point," he said. "We were rolling pretty good. As the track slicked off we just couldn't keep our momentum up. A couple of the restarts we had to start on the outside. Because of my lack of experience and racing with those guys we'd lose a couple of spots."

Van Dam held on for a 19th-place finish.

He also competed at the track the previous night in a 360ci winged sprint car during a Summer Thunder Sprint Series show. Van Dam timed in 15 th quickest before powering from fifth to third place in a heat race.

"Our ability to change with the track has suffered a bit because we're out of racing shape," he said. "There were times we had speed and were good.

"Qualifying was a big disappointment. I tried to run the top, thought it was there, and just miscalculated it. We were strong in the heat though as we got to third and were passing for second when the race ended."

Van Dam lined up 13th for the main event and he had advanced to 10th when a mechanical problem with five laps remaining resulted in a DNF.

"We weren't real balanced to start the race off," he said. "I thought the track would come to us and it went the other way. It got really fast around the top and everyone fell in line and that's the way it went. We had set up that it'd be slick and you'd have to move around and it just didn't work out that way. It didn't matter in the end though since we had the mechanical problem."

Van Dam is tentatively scheduled to wrap up his season Sept. 21-22 at Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 2 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 16 (13).

Sept. 3 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 19 (15).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 21-22 at Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HenryVanDam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanDamRacing

APPAREL -

Van Dam has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at Enumclaw Xpress Lube.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Johansen Excavating

Based in Buckley, Wash., Johansen Excavating specializes in civil construction. For more information, visit http://www.JohansenExcavating.com .

"Johansen Excavating has been a partner for the past few years," Van Dam said. "They've been a great sponsor, but have been even better friends."

Van Dam would also like to thank Kovash Logging, Highmark Concrete Contractors, Northwest Welding & Fabrication, Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw, Enuclaw Xpress Lube, Clems Enumclaw Powersports, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Van Dam Dairy, Village Green Resort, Factory Kahne, D&L Equipment Repair, Zender Equipment, Big Bob's Flooring Outlet, Bob and Joan Shumway, Kellan and Kelsey Hall, Foothills Auto Supply, American Powder Coating, Pete Vos, Char's Barber Shop, Wesmar Race Engines, SpeedMart, Van Dam Farms and Rich Van Dam Dairy for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Captures Two Wins During 360 Nationals at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 4, 2018) - Jack Dover has certainly found his groove this summer and it showed last weekend during the Midwest Power Equipment 360 Nationals presented by DeKalb/Asgrow at Jackson Motorplex.

Dover won the opening night and placed third on Night No. 2 to garner the most preliminary points, which set the table for a massive $10,000-to-win victory during the marquee DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series by GRP Motorsports, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series sanctioned show.

"We've had a fast race car all year long and I feel like we can contend for wins anywhere we go," he said. "Jackson Motorplex has always been one of my favorite tracks and we've run well there. It seemed like everything clicked from the time we unloaded Friday afternoon until the final checkered flag on Sunday night."

Dover kicked off the competition on Friday by qualifying fifth quickest before winning a heat race from the fifth starting position. That lined him up on the outside of the front row for the A Main.

"I didn't get a great start originally, but there was a caution so we got a second chance at it," he said. "We took off better and right into the lead. It was pretty smooth sailing from that point."

Dover won by more than five seconds to become the first repeat winner at the track this season.

He continued his strong performance on Saturday by timing in eighth quickest during qualifying, advancing from fifth to fourth place in a heat race and gaining a position to finish third in the A Main.

"We had such a great points night on Friday that I knew we needed to be consistent on Saturday to earn one of the four lock-in positions into Sunday's dash," he said. "We had an efficient night and did what we needed to do, which made us the high-points driver."

Dover accumulated the most preliminary points and therefore locked into the dash, which determined the first two rows for Sunday's A Main. He won the dash from the pole to earn the pole position for the 30-lap main event.

"I just concentrated on getting a good start in both the dash and main event," he said. "We're really confident in our car and I'm driving well so that gives me extra confidence. We led the feature early before Terry McCarl mixed it up with us for a bit through the middle portion of the race. Then Thomas Kennedy was right there at the end when we had a couple of late red flags. I just knew I needed to hit my marks and make smart decisions. It all worked out."

Dover held onto the top spot to capture one of the biggest paying races of his career. It marked his 11th triumph of the season.

He plans to return to action this Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints. Dover enters the race atop the championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 1 (2).

Sept. 1 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 3 (4).

Sept. 2 - Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. - Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 11 wins, 23 top fives, 28 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SSS Motorsports

As a life-long supporter of dirt track racing Luke Jay Cochran built the SSS Motorsports team to a leader in all aspects of the dirt track world. While sponsoring and mentoring drivers and teams in the area, Cochran built a team established on winning with multiple national titles, track championships and series championships.

"Luke Cochran has been a great family friend the last few years and he's been instrumental in keeping our program going," Dover said.

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, Certified Transmission, Moss Racing Engines, True Trucking, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Speedway Motors, Vortex Wings, Ostransky Farms, Select Auto, Select Auto Body, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Jack Dover Racing is close to being able to compete across the country by returning to the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, where Dover has finished in the top 10 both seasons he has raced full time with the premier 360 sprint car series. He is also ready to compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series en route to his dream of racing in NASCAR. For more information on partnership opportunities, e-mail JackDoverRacing@yahoo.com.

 

 

Rilat Advances to Net Seventh-Place Run During LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals Finale

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Sept. 4, 2018) - Travis Rilat wrapped up the 9th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals with a top-10 result last Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway.

The BDS Motorsports driver moved forward every time he was on the track during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com doubleheader except in his heat race on Saturday when he finished where he started - fifth.

"Gaining a spot or two in that heat race is crucial when you're in that position," he said. "The team kept working hard and we made progress all night long."

Rilat advanced from 10th to seventh place in a qualifier before he won a B Main after starting on the outside of the front row. That transferred him into the 18th starting position for the 25-lap main event.

"You have to set the car up a bit different starting deep in the field rather than how we had it in the B Main when we're starting on the front row," he said. "Clean air is huge in sprint car racing so starting up front makes it to where you don't have to deal with much dirty air. Starting in the back like we did in the A Main doesn't afford you that so you have to be able to maneuver in dirty air."

Rilat gained a handful of positions to net a 13th-place result.

The improvement continued on Sunday during the event finale. Rilat powered from fourth to second place during a heat race before picking up a pair of positions to finish third in a qualifier. That ranked him 10th out of more than 50 drivers entering the 41-lap main event.

"We got a good start and moved forward a spot or two right away and then got another spot or two in traffic," he said. "It was great to be able to move forward almost every time we were on the track all weekend. That's what we've been working toward.

"We had some issues the past few weeks with motor problems and we've got those worked out. We've been chasing our tails. Everything ran really well last weekend. We're past that so now we can concentrate on getting the car setup right. Without the motor running right it's hard to get the car right."

Rilat will be off the next couple of weekends before competing Sept. 20-22 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., during the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (5); Qualifier: 7 (10); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 13 (18).

Sept. 2 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 3 (5); Feature: 7 (10).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 20 top 10s, 26 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 20-22 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Simpson Race Products

Simpson Race Products is an American motor sports parts business that supplies gloves, helmets, harness systems, driver's suits, head restraints, shoes and more ranging from racers at local tracks to international teams. For more information, visit http://www.SimpsonRaceProducts.com .

"I've been with Simpson since Day 1," Rilat said. "I believe they make the best products on the market and that's why I've worked with them for more than 20 years."

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Earns First Career Win in Indy Race Parts Ride

Inside Line Promotions - ORRVILLE, Ohio (Sept. 4, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi highlighted a stout weekend by capturing his first career feature victory in the famed Indy Race Parts backed No. 71 sprint car last Friday.

Scelzi made his debut at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., where he opened the BOSS Series show by qualifying 15th quickest in the Bernie Stuebgen owned race car. Scelzi then maneuvered from fourth to win a heat race before starting the A Main on the outside of the seventh row.

"We ran the top most of the race," he said. "Yellows fell well my way. I had a lot of good breaks. I'd pass a few cars and a yellow would come out. It always kept the field together. I felt like every yellow I gradually chopped through the field."

On the last lap Scelzi closed to the rear bumper of the leader entering turn three and he dove to the bottom. The drivers were side by side through the center of the corner before Scelzi found the grip to rocket to the finish line first.

"I was going to drive around him and he went to block so I went under him," he said. "I was expecting to get chopped, but we had a clear path and it worked out."

The team took the momentum to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Saturday for an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event. Scelzi qualified fourth quickest out of 34 drivers and a third-place run in a heat race left him only one position shy of making a dash. That lined him up 11 th for the main event.

"We really worked around everywhere; the very bottom, middle and top," he said. "We were aggressive at the beginning trying to pass cars and we got better as the race went on. When you get toward the front all the guys are so fast it makes it tougher to gain positions, but it was a good night to move forward like we did."

Scelzi powered to the sixth-place finish, which marked his fifth career top 10 with the series.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Wayne County Speedway, where Scelzi timed in third quickest overall out of 35 drivers. He powered from fourth to second place during a heat race and gained a position to end second in a dash. That started Scelzi fourth for the A Main.

"The last time we were at Wayne County we were really fast," he said. "On Sunday we qualified really good and were quick time for a while. We had a good heat race and passed Dave Blaney on the last corner to make the dash.

"Once I got to second (in the main event) I got a little bit comfortable. (Tim) Shaffer got underneath me in turn four and the yellow came out right after he got by so that was bad timing, but I don't think anyone was going to beat him. Later in the race I passed Ryan Smith for second and a yellow came out to put him back in front of me. We didn't have another good opportunity to make the pass."

Scelzi's third-place outing was his first career podium during All Star competition.

He is slated to compete this Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind., during the Driven 2 Save Lives BC 39 with the USAC P1 National Midget Series. Scelzi will drive for Jerome Rodela during the inaugural event.

Scelzi and Stuebgen will then venture to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 on Friday and Saturday with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

Aug. 31 - Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (14).

Sept. 1 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 6 (11).

Sept. 2 - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 2 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 36 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind., during the Driven 2 Save Lives BC 39 with the USAC P1 National Midget Series and Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - KSE Racing Products

KSE Racing Products has been manufacturing premium oval track racing products for more than 35 years. All of its products are proudly built in the USA by a talented team of craftsmen at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility just north of Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit http://www.KSE-Racing.com.

"We've been running KSE steering boxes for the last few years," Scelzi said. "They build an absolutely outstanding product. Their quality is second to none."

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

 

 

Brian Brown Rebounds With Podium Result During LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals Finale

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Sept. 4, 2018) - Last weekend was a tale of two drastically different nights for Brian Brown, who raced in his home state.

Brown tackled the 9th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway, where the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com event began on Saturday with Brown placing fourth in a heat race, 10th in a qualifier and third in a B Main - only one position shy of transferring to the main event.

"We don't race the 360 really too often anymore," he said. "We started off on Saturday with a good draw, but we weren't that good. We didn't get going in the heat and ended fourth. With the passing points system you have to produce and by us not doing that it put us toward the back of a qualifier. I tried to get going in the qualifier and ran over my buddy Jonathan Cornell. That was a driver error on my part and a missed opportunity. Then the B Main went non-stop and I couldn't catch the two guys in front of me. It was disappointing."

Brown returned to the oval on Sunday for the $10,000-to-win event finale, which he claimed in 2006. He opened the action by maneuvering from fifth to third place in a heat race before winning a qualifier from the third starting position. That lined Brown up on the outside of the fourth row for the 41-lap main event.

"We were up to sixth, back to 11th and then we got going on the bottom to finish on the podium," he said. "Overall the biggest thing is I'm proud that nobody got down and got discouraged. It's been a rough month for us. We haven't had too many smooth nights where nothing has bit us in the butt. Sunday was a good night where we could work on our car."

Brown's car came alive during the second half of the race. As many drivers focused on the top lane, Brown carefully picked his way through the field by using the bottom of the track to his advantage.

"I found a line that would work real good around the bottom," he said. "I got my car to work where nobody else was and was able to sneak by them."

Brown capped the night with a third-place finish, which marked his 24 th top five of the season.

The team is heading east this weekend with several marquee events on the horizon beginning this Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

"We really, really enjoyed ourselves last year," he said. "We're going to go night by night to see where we're at. Any time you can go in there and race with the Pennsylvania Posse and you throw the All Stars in it it's a tough field of cars. We're really proud to come out of there last year winning two races. Plus, our engine builder Charlie Garrett is out there. The fans are great. They don't like the Outlaws, but if you're an outsider and come on your own will they support you. We're really looking forward to racing out there."

Brown will have apparel at each event.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (2); Qualifier: 10 (9); B Main: 3 (5).

Sept. 2 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (5); Qualifier: 1 (3); Feature: 3 (8).

SEASON STATS -

50 races, 8 wins, 24 top fives, 26 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 40 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., for the Tuscarora 50 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rod End Supply

Whether you're running a go-cart, micro, mini-sprint, midget, modified, late model, sprint or a tractor, Rod End Supply has the assortment of rod ends, radius rods and specialty products that will help you lead the field in performing at your maximum potential. For more information, visit http://www.RodEndSupply.com.

"The rods on your car are very, very important," Brown said. "We've been fortunate to work with Rod End Supply for a long time. They build a great quality product and that's why we choose them."

Brown would also like to thank Casey's General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, Smiley's Racing Products, J.D. Welding & Machine, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem's Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.

 

 

White Improves Throughout Debut at Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Sept. 4, 2018) - Harli White showed improvement throughout her debut at Lake Ozark Speedway, which hosted the 9 th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals last weekend.

White made a big leap between the first and second night of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com, bettering her results across the board on Sunday.

The event began on Saturday with a high pill draw that started her last in a heat race. White rallied from ninth to sixth place, which lined her up near the back of a qualifier. She placed ninth and closed the night with a seventh-place finish in a B Main.

"The draw was a huge factor being that many cars," she said. "There was a lot of passing, but I was in an early heat race. I got a good start, but going into the first corner I got pushed out of the way. That could have cost us more positions in the heat, which would have set us up better the rest of the night.

"We learned a lot and put that knowledge to use on Sunday and changed our setup quite a bit."

Sunday got off to a much better start as White drew a low number to line up on the outside of the front row of a heat race. She finished second in both a heat race and a qualifier, which earned enough points to lock directly into the 41-lap A Main.

White battled with a handful of cars near her 14th starting position for most of the race before ending 16th.

"It didn't go as planned because we missed the setup," she said. "I think we had the nose too high on the race car and it hurt us so I wasn't able to race anyone. I would get tight like I was in dirty air. A lot of people had been there and there were a lot of locals. Knowing how the track is and what it likes are things you have to learn about a track. We'll be better prepared the next time we race there.

"Overall, it wasn't a bad weekend. We rolled the car into the trailer each night and learned a lot. It was a fun race track and a nice facility. I'm thankful to have another track to go to."

White ranks 11th in the ASCS National Tour championship standings - only 49 points out of the top 10 - with seven races remaining. The next ASCS National Tour event is the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial Sept. 20-22 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 6 (9); Qualifier: 9 (8); B Main: 7 (5).

Sept. 2 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (2); Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 16 (14).

SEASON STATS -

53 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 18 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sept. 20-22 at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., for the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/ .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"I love all Lucas Oil products," White said. "They have supported us for a few years. Every product they have is awesome. We run their oil and use their tire and wheel cleaner. We use everything Lucas Oil based that we can."

White would also like to thank CatSpot, Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Nattress Construction, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., The Mower Shop, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, PXP Racewear, All Star Performance, Broken Arrow Powder Coating, Inc., Tommy Thompson Motorsports, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Chad Blonde earns SOD 2018 Hog Creek Showdown Championship

ERIE, MI (September 4, 2018) – The four-race Butler Motor Speedway/Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Hog Creek Showdown wrapped up with the Butler Bash on August 4th. Chad Blonde used four solid finishes, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, and 2nd, to take the championship. Shawn Valenti took the HCS finale but it was too little, too late to catch Blonde.

2018 Hog Creek Showdown final points are:

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 1. 5B, Chad Blonde, 569

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 2. 7, Shawn Valenti, 545

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 3. 27B, Boston Mead, 482

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 4. 10s, Jay Steinebach, 472

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 4. 4, Josh Turner, 472

Blonde will collect $1,000 at the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt Awards Banquet on October 27 at the Battle Creek Holiday Inn, Battle Creek, Michigan for his HCS championship. The top five in HCS points will be awarded a portion of the mini-series point fund.

For full HCS point standings and all other Sprints On Dirt points, go to the SOD website and click on the “2018 Points” tab.

The 2018 Hog Creek Showdown dates and top three were:

Saturday, May 19, Chase Ridenour, Boston Mead, Chad Blonde Saturday, June 16 – WWIII, Josh Turner, Chad Blonde, Shawn Valenti Friday, August 3 – Butler Bash 1, Chad Blonde, Ryan Ruhl, Boston Mead Saturday, August 4 – Butler Bash 2, Shawn Valenti, Chad Blonde, Quentin Blonde

For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net and the speedway’s Facebook page at https://goo.gl/csxUkX. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

 

 

Abreu earns podium finish during visit to Skagit Speedway

Date: Friday, August 31st Event: Outlaw Energy Showdown Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Skagit Speedway (Burlington, Wash.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (1st)

Date: Saturday, September 1st Event: Outlaw Energy Showdown Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Skagit Speedway (Burlington, Wash.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 11th (18th)

Date: Monday, September 3rd Event: Outlaws at Grays Harbor Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, Wash.) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 10th (12th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (September 4, 2018) - Rico Abreu’s trip to the Evergreen State with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series was eventful, as well as successful, finishing no worse than 11th during three starts in four days at two different facilities, highlighting his visit to Washington with a podium run at Skagit Speedway on Friday evening, August 31. It was Abreu’s fourth top-five finish of the 2018 season against the Greatest Show On Dirt, bumping his overall top-five total to eight.

For Abreu, the third place finish at Skagit Speedway was the product of a near-perfect evening in Burlington, Wash., igniting the Outlaw Energy Showdown weekend with a second place finish during his respective heat race, followed by a dash victory. Starting from the pole position, Abreu led the first circuit before losing the top spot, ultimately battling within the top-five the entire distance before finishing third at the line.

Abreu’s Outlaw Energy Showdown campaign continued on Saturday evening, September 1, with an 11th place finish during main event competition, hard charging from the outside of row nine to do so. The West Coast product eventually capped-off the long, holiday weekend with a top-ten finish at Grays Harbor Raceway on Monday, September 3. The top-ten performance, advancing from 12th to finish tenth, was Abreu’s tenth of the year during action with the World of Outlaws, now 17th in the Series’ championship standings despite only making 28 starts in 2018.

“It was a fun weekend. I think we had the potential to finish higher than where we did on Saturday and Monday, but we’re just happy and thankful to have the opportunity to be out here racing with these guys,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Alpinestars/Lucas Oil/Rhino Wipe/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car. “The podium finish on Friday was a great result for us. I’m proud of my team. They make results like this possible. They all work hard and never give up. Those are qualities that can be hard to find. Luckily, I don’t have to look hard.”

Rico Abreu’s upcoming schedule has yet to be determined. If all goes according to plan, the St. Helena, Calif., native will continue the World of Outlaws West Coast Swing and rejoin the Series during starts in Oregon and California over the next five days, first visiting Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., on Wednesday, September 5, followed by a pair of stops at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on Friday and Saturday, September 7 & 8.

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2018 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru September 4, 2018) Total Races: 62 Total Wins: 1 Total Top-5s: 8 Total Top-10s: 24 **Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

 

 

Smoke edged out by Balog at Plymouth Dirt Track

Date: Saturday, September 1 Event: Sheboygan County Fair Race Series: IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Track: Plymouth Dirt Track (Plymouth, Wis.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (1st)

Date: Sunday, September 2 Event: IRA at 141 Speedway Series: IRA Outlaw Sprint Series Track: 141 Speedway (Francis Creek, Wis.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): Rain

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 4, 2018) - In one of the most exciting sprint car finishes of the 2018 season, Tony Stewart was less than a second from scoring his third victory of the year on Saturday night when eight-time IRA Outlaw Sprint Series champion, Bill Balog, stole the show, passing Stewart in the final two corners before beating the Columbus, Ind., native in a drag race to the final checkers by a margin of victory equaling .004 seconds.

Although a frustrating end to his visit to the Plymouth Dirt Track in southern Wisconsin, overall, the evening was successful for the driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 14 sprint car, earning a victory during his respective heat race before crossing under the main event checkers second in the running order. Tony Stewart’s runner-up finish bumped his season top-five total to 21.

“That was a lot of fun. Obviously, that wasn’t how we wanted that one to end, but it was still an exciting finish. I’m sure the fans enjoyed every minute of that one,” Tony Stewart said, who owns victories during 360c.i. competition, as well as 410c.i. competition, in 2018. “Bill Balog drove a great race. He deserved that one. Unfortunately, Mother Nature didn’t allow us to try again on Sunday at 141 Speedway. Hopefully I have an opportunity to return to that area soon.”

Tony Stewart’s upcoming plans remain uncertain. Fans are encouraged to stay alert via Tony Stewart Racing’s social media pages.

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

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

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

2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru September 4, 2018) Total Races: 58 Total Wins: 2 Total Top-5s: 21 Total Top-10s: 31

 

 

Schatz ends Washington visit with victory at Grays Harbor, pair of top-tens at Skagit

Date: Friday, August 31st Event: Outlaw Energy Showdown Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Skagit Speedway (Burlington, Wash.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 6th (10th)

Date: Saturday, September 1st Event: Outlaw Energy Showdown Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Skagit Speedway (Burlington, Wash.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (2nd)

Date: Monday, September 3rd Event: Outlaws at Grays Harbor Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, Wash.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (1st)

World of Outlaws Championship Standings (as of 9/4/2018): 1st - 7492 points (246-point margin over second place, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 4, 2018) - Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz ended his visit to Washington over Labor Day weekend on a high note, not only winning his fourth main event in five starts at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., but leading every lap to do so.

For Schatz, the victory bumped his season total to 18 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, now with an awe-inspiring 51 top-ten finishes in 53 World of Outlaws starts. In addition, the Labor Day victory helped the nine-time and defending World of Outlaws champion maintain his championship lead by 246 markers over Kasey Kahne Racing’s Brad Sweet.

“We are out here to win races, and fortunately we've been able to do that,” Donny Schatz explained, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 sprint car. “We kept getting better and better as the weekend progressed. I owe all of that to my team. Hopefully we can keep the wins coming as we move further south into Oregon and California.”

Donny Schatz kicked-off his long, holiday weekend with action at the Skagit Speedway in Burlington, Wash., on Friday and Saturday, August 31 & September 1. Nearly ending the two-day Outlaw Energy Showdown with a trip to victory lane, Schatz highlighted his Skagit Speedway appearance with a runner-up finish on Saturday, nearly catching race leader, Daryn Pittman, in the closing circuits before drifting off the edge of the racing surface. Only losing one spot in the mishap, Schatz recovered in a hurry and battled back to finish second, bettering Friday’s A-main result by four positions; finishing sixth after starting on the outside of row five.

Only padding his recent statistics in the Evergreen State, Schatz was absolutely dominate on Monday evening at Grays Harbor Raceway and nearly swept the entire World of Outlaws program. After finishing second during his respective heat race, Schatz drove on to win the evening’s dash followed by an A-main victory, leading all 30 circuits from start to finish.

Donny Schatz will continue his 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign with three starts in four days beginning with a mid-week visit to Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., on Wednesday, September 5. Action will resume on Friday and Saturday, September 7 & 8, with the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live on www.dirtvision.com during each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of 2018.

2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru September 4, 2018) Total Races: 55 Total Wins: 20 Total Top-5s: 43 Total Top-10s: 53

World of Outlaws Races: 53 World of Outlaws Wins: 18 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 41 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 51

 

 

BIG NAMES COMING TO AGASSIZ FOR FRED RANNARD, SR. MIDGET CLASSIC

Well known racing names from the past and present are headed to Agassiz Speedway this Saturday for the Third Annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Midget Classic.
The five division program will feature the Agassiz Speedway midgets hosting the Northwest Focus Midget Series in a $1,300 to win race, the West Coast Vintage Racers (sprint cars and modifieds from the 60's, 70's and 80's), the American Canadian Dwarf Cars, Mini Stocks and Hornets.
Here are just a few of the drivers that are expected at the 1/4 mile paved oval located 90 minutes east of Vancouver, B.C.
Midgets
Aaron Willison of Surrey, B.C. is a two time Agassiz Speedway midget champ and former Agassiz mini stock champ who has also raced late models and street stocks. He now drives pavement sprint cars and is a two time champion of the Rory Price Memorial race at Evergreen Speedway and the defending NSRA series champ.
Colton Heath of Marysville, Washington will be racing at Agassiz for the first time. He is a three time Skagit Speedway 360 sprint car champion and a former champion of the Clay Cup at Deming Speedway.
Evan Margeson from Tacoma, Washington is a former Grays Harbor Raceway 360 sprint car champion and a former Washington Midget Racing Association champ. He has two WMRA wins at Agassiz.
Troy Globe from Abbotsford, B.C. is a former Agassiz Speedway midget champ and WMRA title holder as well. This will be his first race of 2018 after finishing second in the Fred Rannard, Sr. Midget Classic last year.
West Coast Vintage Racers
Ralph Monhay is originally from Burnaby, B.C. but now lives in Spokane, Washington. The 82 year old won many races with the CAMRA series and at tracks that used to operate in the greater Vancouver area such as Digney, False Creek, Haney and Langley Speedways.
Marty White from Kamloops was a three time champion at Langley Speedway in the modified stock class and then went on to become one of the top super modified drivers on the entire west coast. He has won races with CAMRA, NSRA, USAC and is a former CAMRA champ.
Tyson Cross of Langley has victories in sprint cars at Skagit Speedway and mini sprints at Deming Speedway. He is a former champion at Deming in the 1200 division.
American Canadian Dwarf Cars
Rick Taylor from Penticton is a former AMCA and Okanagan Dwarf Car champion. He won the race at Agassiz last year and is also the track record holder.
Troy Kunas from Nine Mile Falls, Washington is the defending AMCA and Washington Dwarf Car champ.
Brothers Kyle and Kinser Kennedy from Nanaimo will be making their first visit to Agassiz Speedway. They have raced dwarf cars on Vancouver Island and mini sprints at Deming Speedway in their careers.
Mini Stocks
Just 11 points separate defending champion Travis George of Langley and three time champ Joey Silas from Port Coquitlam in the point standings with only two races left in the season.
Hornets
Current point leader Glenn George of Langley and defending champ Dillon Gordon of Surrey both have three wins each after seven races.
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Friday September 7 practice is scheduled from 4:00 to 9:00.
Saturday September 8 pits open at 1:00, spectator gates open at 4:30, qualifying at 5:30, meet and greet for fans on track at 6:30 with racing at 7:00. It's also fan appreciation night and there will be plenty of prize giveaways.
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Thanks again to the following for their support of the Third Annual Fred Rannard, Sr. Midget Classic: Brian's Auto Glass, Goodwin's Greenhouse Supply, Agassiz Speedway superfans Gary Nivens and Terry Price, Tron Fabrication, Speedmart, Joe's Racing Products, Harding Motorsports Supply, Hoosier Tires, Gary Taylor (Snohomish, Wa), Leighty Racing (Pacific Beach, Wa), Barrie Goodwin (Victoria, BC), Leslie McKellar (Agassiz Speedway), Don Laidlaw, Rutz Racing, Key Welding, Shaun Hulbert (Shaun in the Dirt Racing Podcast), Deming Speedway, Evergreen Speedway, the Rory Price Memorial Race, Kasey Kahne Racing, Tony Stewart Racing, Frank and Kathy Carr, Hemrich Brothers Garage, the Tourond Family, Lordco Auto Parts, Sean Edwards Racing, Dolly's Tees, Shop 55, Serious Performance, 89.5 the Drive and Vancouver Giants Hockey.

 

 

 

LARSON RETURNS TO HOME STATE FOR FOUR NIGHTS OF RACING

 CALIFORNIA KID: Fresh off his third-place finish in the Bojangles' Southern 500, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) star Kyle Larson returns to his home state of California to compete in four consecutive nights of racing. On Monday and Tuesday, he will be running in the Kyle Larson's Outlaw Kart Showcase presented by BRANDT at Cycleland Speedway in Chico. The following night, Larson will head to Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore., to compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. He will round out his week on the west coast back in Chico at Silver Dollar Speedway for the first annual 360 Platinum Cup.

LARSON AT THE SHOWCASE: Maintaining his connection to his dirt racing roots, Larson has been putting on the Outlaw Kart Showcase presented by BRANDT since 2014 at the track where he honed his racing skills, Cycleland Speedway. Despite not tallying the best results in Tuesday's Open division finale, Larson won the Mystery Open division feature Monday night last year to take home the $1,000 prize. This year, Larson will once again be competing in the Open division aboard his Kyle Larson Racing BRANDT No. 1k.

LARSON AT WILLAMETTE: The 26-year-old has two starts at Willamette Speedway. In 2011, Larson captured victory with the ASCS Northwest Region 360 sprint cars while driving the Finley Farms No. 77 during his first visit to the track. In 2013 with the World of Outlaws in the Silva Motorsports No. 57, Larson qualified second, finished third in his heat race and 10th in the dash. He started the feature from the outside of row five and finished seventh.

LARSON AT SILVER DOLLAR: The Elk Grove, Calif., native is no stranger to the high-banked, quarter-mile circuit as he spent many of his early sprint car years at Silver Dollar Speedway. He earned his first victory at the track in 2008 with the Civil War Sprint Car Series. Between 2008 and 2013, Larson's tallied nine victories - including back-to-back Gold Cup Race of Champions against the World of Outlaws. His 2011 Gold Cup victory was the biggest win of his career up to that point, as it was his first World of Outlaws triumph and he still considers it his most memorable victory.

MORE INFO ON THE OKS PRESENTED BY BRANDT: Kyle Larson's Outlaw Kart Showcase presented by BRANDT will be held on Monday and Tuesday, September 3 and 4, at Cycleland Speedway. Preliminary events, including the $1,000 to win feature for the Open division, take place on Monday, September 3 followed up by last chance races for the Open class and the feature events for all divisions on Tuesday. Both nights will be streamed live on Fast Four Media starting at 8:00pm ET. The nearly $35,000 purse set for the event is the highest guaranteed purse offered in outlaw kart racing history.

MORE INFO ON WILLAMETTE: The World of Outlaws will make their only appearance in Oregon this Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon. Larson will make his second-career World of Outlaws start at the high-banked 3/10-mile circuit in the Silva Motorsports BRANDT/Chevrolet Accessories/Finley Farms/Priority Aviation No. 57. Wednesday night's event at Willamette Speedway will be broadcast live on DIRTVision.

MORE INFO ON 360 PLATINUM CUP: Thursday night of the 65th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions will feature inaugural 360 Platinum Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway. It will be Larson's first time back to the quarter-mile since 2013 and his first 360 start of 2018. He will again be piloting the Silva Motorsports BRANDT/Chevrolet Accessories/Finley Farms/Priority Aviation No. 57, just with a 360 cubic inch power-plant under the hood. For information on the 360 Platinum Cup, please click here, for tickets please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

ABOUT SILVA MOTORSPORTS: Silva Motorsports is owned by Paul Silva out of Sacramento, Calif. Larson has raced for Silva on and off since 2012, but has primarily piloted the No. 57 every chance he has been able to over the last two years. At the end of 2017, the NMECS star hired Silva to be the general manager of Larson's full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series team, Kyle Larson Racing.

PARTNERS: Silva Motorsports and Larson would like to thank their partners BRANDT, Chevrolet Accessories, Finley Farms, Priority Aviation, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, CLT Lodging, XYZ Machine, Amerikote Powder Coating, Howard Johnson Lima, Slade Shocks and Banshee Graphics.

 

 

Swindell Sweeps LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (Sept. 3, 2018) - Sammy Swindell was dominant throughout the 9th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals last weekend at Lake Ozark Speedway.

Swindell and car owner A.G. Rains swept the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com doubleheader and did so in emphatic fashion, leading 60 of the 66 combined feature laps. Swindell is now tied atop the ASCS National Tour victory list with five triumphs this season.

"It all went really good," he said. "We did a few things the week prior to that and I think that helped a lot, just a lot of the stuff we've been doing has carried over throughout the whole year. When you have things working for you you can always work on the little details to improve. It just keeps getting a bit better. We worked on some fuel stuff last week leading up to that and was able to make some gains with the motor so that helped. The car has been pretty good all year. We just keep doing little things that makes it better and it all adds up."

The event began on Saturday with Swindell starting sixth in a heat race.

"The draw wasn't the greatest, but that's something we don't have any control over," he said. "They roll that number and there it is. We were fortunate enough to have a heat race that didn't have a lot of the best cars in it. I was able to move forward pretty easy. Since I've never ran the 360 there we were off on a few things. We made some adjustments for the qualifier and it was right on. I was able to get to the front right away and pull away."

Swindell advanced from sixth to third place in a heat race before winning a qualifier from the pole. That ranked him second in overall points out of more than 50 competitors, which lined Swindell up on the outside of the front row for the 25-lap A Main.

"The top was pretty good in turns one and two so I thought the other end would be pretty good," he said. "When I went up there it was like there wasn't grip and I had to get out of the throttle. Instead of leading I was third. It didn't take long to get right back up there. We had plenty of laps to go so I was sizing up the guys ahead of me and found out where I needed to run and how much faster I was. It all fell into place right away."

Swindell officially took the lead on Lap 7 and cruised to the triumph, winning by approximately half a lap. That locked him into the feature redraw for Sunday's $10,000-to-win main event. He pulled the No. 4 to start the 41-lap feature on the outside of the second row.

"We had such a big advantage on Saturday that we were pretty confident we didn't have to do a whole lot with the race car, just match it up with the track if it was a bit different," he said. "We did a couple of little adjustments once we got out there on the frontstretch and went to run it like the night before and it was just as good.

"You could run the bottom or the top; pretty much most of the race track you could run on. There were times traffic was three wide and you'd get held up. When you get slowed to their speed it's hard to pick it up sometimes, but most of them I could drive around them or go through the middle."

Swindell led the distance of the race and lapped up to 11th place when a caution came out just after the midpoint of the feature. He continued to pace the field for the remainder of the race en route to his eighth triumph of the year.

Next up, Swindell will return to the Thone Motorsports sprint car this Friday at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis., for the Northern Nationals and Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., for the Jerry Richert Memorial with the IRA Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

Sept. 1 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (6); Qualifier: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (2).

Sept. 2 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 30 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis., for the Northern Nationals and Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., for the Jerry Richert Memorial with the IRA Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1sam91

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"I've run Brown & Miller Racing Solutions products for quite a few years and they've always been first class," Swindell said. "They are always innovating and trying to make their products better."

Swindell would also like to thank ACME Graphix & Design, Whitacre Glass, FK Rod Ends, CP Pistons, High Performance Lubricants, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, South Bay Partners, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Vaportrail Clothing Athletes Balog, Macedo and Reutzel Produce Victories

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Sept. 3, 2018) - Vaportrail Clothing athletes Bill Balog, Carson Macedo and Aaron Reutzel each earned a trip into the Winner's Circle during Labor Day Weekend.

Balog executed a thrilling last-lap pass on Tony Stewart to claim the IRA Sprint Car Series event at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., on Saturday by four thousandths of a second. It was the closest finish in IRA Sprint Car Series history since electronic scoring was introduced. The victory was Balog's third of the season with the series.

Macedo garnered his fourth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature triumph of the season on Saturday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, which hosted the Dirt Classic Ohio. The Californian also posted a runner-up result at the oval on Friday.

Reutzel capped the busy weekend with a victory at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Monday. The Texas native also scored a fifth-place finish on Sunday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, to maintain a 14-point lead in the All Star championship standings over Macedo.

Fellow Vaportrail Clothing athlete Trey Starks captured his first top 10 of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., where he placed eighth during the Outlaw Energy Showdown.

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VAPORTRAIL CLOTHING -

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PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group Down to Final Month of Season

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 3, 2018) - PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group is in the final month of its inaugural season of promoting the latest news and results from short-track racing events around the United States.

The free show, which airs each Friday and Saturday evening on the RacinBoys website, Facebook Live and YouTube TV channels, focuses on grass-roots racing by providing instant updates and unique access, including Victory Lane interviews, correspondent connections and cut-ins to Pay-Per-View videos, from races across the country.

Some of the featured races this weekend include: the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in California for the Gold Cup Race of Champions; the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in Central Pennsylvania for the Tuscarora 50; USAC national sprint cars in Indiana; and ASCS regional action in Montana to name a few.

Follow the RacinBoys social media accounts for updated times of when to tune in on both Friday and Saturday night.

Additionally, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

While the show is free to watch, RacinBoys will continue to operate its unique premium membership to its website.

A RacinBoys premium membership encompasses all content, including live A Main video from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races, special highlight videos and live audio broadcasts of events for the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by MyRacePass, the ASCS Red River Region, the ASCS Warrior Region, the United Rebel Sprint Car Series, the Northwest Focus Midgets Series and Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. The cost is only $6.50 per month or $50 per year.

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410 SPRINTCARS

McFadden Dances to Hometown Win

It’s been 13 years since James McFadden set foot on the Arunga Park Speedway track in his former hometown of Alice Springs, but it was a triumphant return in last Thursday night’s $20,000 Dance in the Desert for 410 Sprintcars.

Since competing at Arunga Park Speedway for the first time as a fresh-faced 16-year-old rookie back in 2005, the 29-year-old racer, who these days lives in the Victorian coastal town of Warrnambool, has enjoyed what can only be described as an illustrious career, building up a wealth of experience which the two-time Australian Champion used to claim the Dance in the Desert spoils that paid $3000.

Qualifying on pole position for the feature race, after winning two of his three heat races and placing second in the other, alongside fellow Victorian Jack Lee, who was driving the Vic # 20 car owned by McFadden’s dad Dave, McFadden was unstoppable from the outset of the feature race, getting the jump on Lee at the drop of the green flag and immediately taking control of the lead around the 402-metre track.

From there, the current and four-time World Series Champion was a model of consistency throughout each of the 20 laps, outpacing his rivals and greeting the chequered flag in first place by a comfortable margin. Despite a brief battle with current NT Champion and Darwin’s Chace Karpenko on the opening lap, Lee managed to hold his position, coming home in a strong second ahead of Karpenko in third.

While he was able to steal one position from Scott Reilly in the early stages, reigning Dance in the Desert Champion Mitchell Wormall was disappointed to miss out on a successful defence, finishing just off the podium in fourth, while fellow Western Australian Reilly rounded out the top-five finishers.

Andrew Thompson (Vic) was the next driver to greet the chequered flag, who stole sixth place from Darwin’s Jamie O’Neill in the early stages, followed by O’Neill, who was forced to endure advances from teenage rookie Kale Quinlan, also from Darwin, in the middle stages of the feature race but managed to fend Quinlan off to place seventh. Improving on his starting position by one place, Quinlan came home in eighth, followed by local Shane Cole, who was the final finisher in ninth

While each of the nine feature-race starters were able to finish, three drivers were unable to take their places in the feature-race line up, including the Darwin-based Goldoni brothers, Daniel and Jarrod, who both suffered from mechanical issues which had continued to hinder them throughout the night, along with local Lenny Cole (Shane’s brother) who also encountered dramas that brought his night to a premature end.

In addition to McFadden’s pair of heat-race wins, other heat-race victories went the way of Lee (x 2), Karpenko and Reilly.

Arunga Park Speedway would like the following sponsors for their values support of the 2018 Dance in the Desert: Motorsports NT, A One Mechanics, Sprint Mufflers & Exhausts, and Dave’s Used Cars.

To find out more about Arunga Park Speedway, contact president Garth Thompson on 0417 838 996, visit www.arungapark.com or FOLLOW them on both Facebook and Instagram by searching Arunga Park Speedway.

 

 

Nolen Racing’s Windom Wins Ted Horn 100 at Du Quoin;

Teammate Coons Qualifies Second and Also Leads

DU QUOIN, Ill., Sept. 3 — Nolen Racing’s two USAC Silver Crown cars led the first six laps and the last six laps of Sunday night’s Ted Horn 100 USAC Silver Crown race at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, including the only lap that paid. The Whiteland, Ind.-based team’s No. 17 driven by Chris Windom led lap 100 for both he and the team’s second consecutive victory and the $10,000 top prize.

It was the third USAC Silver Crown victory at Du Quoin for team owner Gene Nolen of Greenwood, Ind., as he also won this race with Johnny Parsons in 1992 and the late Tony Elliott in 1999. It was Windom’s second Du Quoin victory, as he won here in 2016 driving for another team.

Windom ran in third place for most of the race, and was so far back at times he could hardly see the top two cars. Sticking to the internal clock in his head concerning a smart pace rather than giving in to the tantalizing desire to run with the leaders, he saved both his car’s Hoosier tires and fuel instead of trying to get to the front when it didn’t count. He adapted to the track conditions and rolled along with the nature of the race, which surprisingly had no yellows but did have two red-flag periods. They made the race flow in three stages from laps one through 15, laps 16 through 34, and then end with a torrid test of endurance from laps 35 through 100. All four of the other leaders, including Windom’s teammate, Jerry Coons Jr., either had mechanical issues or ran out of fuel at the end. And, like a poker player from the Wild West, Windom was able to step in, get the lead for the first time on lap 95, and go on to steal their glory in the wild finish.

The lack of yellow flags was unusual, as this race has averaged three cautions and one red flag per event since 1970.

“It was a very strategic race we had to run,” Windom said on Monday of the eighth USAC Silver Crown victory of his career. “It’s never easy holding back and letting the leaders get that far ahead of you. I knew we were in good shape with the pace we were running, and everything worked out perfect in the end for us.”

Both Windom and Coons drove Maxim chassis with Tranter-prepared Chevrolet engines, and both of their cars are sponsored in part by KECO Coatings and Indy Race Parts.

Windom, of St. Louis, started eighth in the 30-car field but he passed polesitter Jacob Wilson, Kevin Thomas Jr., David Byrne and Kyle Robbins on the first lap to rise to fourth. Tyler Courtney got around him on lap six to push him back to fifth, but he regained fourth after a red for J.C. Bland, who had flipped at the end of the backstretch with 15 laps down after his car’s rear axle broke. Bland got out of his car under his own power. Windom got fourth at the expense of his teammate, because Coons, who was third at the time, had to head to the work area as the cars were regrouping for the restart after the red flag. The Nolen crew quickly addressed a problem with Coons’ car’s air bleeder and changed its left-rear tire, which had gone flat under the red-flag conditions. Coons was able to restart, albeit back in 22nd position instead of third, where he had been running when the red was displayed.

Windom ran in fourth place through another red after Austin Mundie flipped in Turn 1 with 34 laps down, also escaping serious injury, and he gained one more position to rise to third when the car of Brady Bacon, which led from laps seven through 34, wouldn’t refire after that red. Bacon ended up 21st.

Point leader Kody Swanson got ahead of Windom for one lap, lap 36, but Windom passed him back on the following lap to regain third. He was still third behind leader C.J. Leary and Courtney at the halfway point, but he was 7.349 seconds behind Courtney and 3.075 seconds ahead of the fourth-place driver, Swanson, at the time.

That interval to second lengthened, as he was 10.776 seconds behind second place on lap 60, 12.449 seconds behind second on lap 70, and 14.225 seconds behind second place with 20 laps to go. He also had his hands full with lapped traffic.

Courtney passed Leary for the lead on lap 88, but Windom was still 13.51 seconds behind Leary after that exchange. But both Courtney and Leary were running out of fuel, which became obvious when Leary faded to fourth on lap 94, which advanced Windom to second. Courtney suffered the same problem on the following lap, and Windom took the lead for the first time on lap 95 and then held on for the victory. He had a 5.242 seconds margin of victory over Thomas at the checkered. Shane Cockrum finished third, Justin Grant was fourth and Swanson finished fifth. Leary sputtered home seventh and Courtney ended up 14th in the final rundown.

“I think we saved just the right amount of fuel,” Windom said in victory lane in what might have been the understatement of the season. “These Nolen guys gave me a bad-ass race car. We have a fast race car, and we’re showing it now. I want to thank Gene Nolen and all the guys who work on this car.”

Regarding his pace, after the race Windom told a USAC official “It’s really hard in that situation. I didn’t know when to pick it up, because we never got a caution. There really wasn’t a right time to. I don’t feel like I’ve really learned that until this year. You really have to pace yourself. It may not always work out, but nine times out of 10, it’s going to work out because the pace those guys tried setting there, I didn’t think was sustainable for 100 laps.

“I thought we’d get a caution with 20 or 30 to go, and then I’d be able to race them for the lead,” he continued. “It never came, so then I started thinking with 20 to go that with the pace they were setting, there was no way they were going to last. I got a little more nervous when there was 13 to go and they were still 13 seconds ahead of me. Finally my spotter came over the radio and said the No. 10 and then the 97 were slowing, so I knew it was our race to lose at that point.

“I moved down and tried to conserve fuel then, because I started getting nervous that I was going to run out too,” he added. “These races are different every time. You never know what you’re going to get. I don’t think I’ve ever run a Crown race at that pace for that long. I tried to manage it as long as I could. I’ve had to learn the hard way a lot of times here while leading. I’ve run out of fuel and crashed multiple times. I tried to take what I’ve learned from the past and put it to use here today.”

“Two times in a row, makes him go!” said Nolen in victory lane, referring to Windom’s victory in the most-recent USAC Silver Crown race in Springfield, Ill., on Aug. 18. “I can’t tell you how happy I am! We won three races this year: two big Silver Crown races and the Little 500. That’s a great year!”

Coons, a native of Tucson, Ariz., who now lives in Greencastle, Ind., had an amazing race too. He ended up 16th, but at one stage of the race he was the most dynamic driver on the track.

Coons, who has won the pole for this event four times in the past, almost got a fifth one in ProSource qualifying. He qualified second with a time of 30.286 seconds, which was just 0.072 off Wilson’s pole-winning time.

Like Windom he had a great start, as he took the lead from Wilson and led the first six laps before Bacon got by. But Coons was still definitely in the hunt, as he ran in second or third until he had to head to the work area after the red flag for Bland.

He didn’t give up, and he got busy picking off cars after the restart. He was 20th by lap 17, 18th by lap 18 and 17th by lap 19. Joe Liguori proved hard for him to pass, but after Liguori passed Austin Nemire, Coons did the same on lap 25 to move into 16th place.

Coons passed both Liguori and Kyle Robbins on lap 29 to move into 14th, and then he passed Chris Urish on lap 32 for 13th place, which put him right behind the polesitter, Wilson.

He got 12th when Bacon couldn’t restart after the second red, 11th on lap 36 when he passed Wilson, and he was back in the top 10 on lap 38 after he passed Joey Moughan.

The announcers took notice of Coons’ charge, especially when he passed Shane Cottle for ninth on lap 40 and then passed Byrne and Grant between Turns 1 and 2 on lap 41 to rise to seventh.

Coons was still seventh by the halfway point and he remained in that position until lap 64, when Cottle and Grant both got by. He remained in ninth and looked to be well on his way to at least a top-10 finish and maybe even quite a bit better until lap 89, when he slowed on the backstretch and retired when something in his car’s driveline broke with 87 laps complete. He was 16th in the final rundown.

Windom set the fourth-fastest lap of the race on lap 19 with a time of 32.374. Coons’ best lap was a 32.537 on lap 14, which was the fifth-fastest lap recorded during the race among the 30 starters from the 42-car entry list.

Windom is still third in the point standings, but he made up some ground on both point leader Swanson (583) and Grant (507), as he now has 503 points. Byrne is fourth with 439 and Coons is fifth with 378.

The next event is coming right up this Saturday, Sept. 8, on the paved oval at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Ind. Nolen Racing won two USAC Silver Crown races there with Johnny Parsons in 1991 and Jim Keeker in 1995. The pits open at noon, with practice set for 3 p.m., qualifying for 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. The event will be available live via pay-per-view on Speed51.com, and will also air at a later date on MAVTV.

The season finale is Sept. 22 on the dirt of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

The team's complete schedule can be found on its Web site at nolenracing.com and its Facebook page. It's also on Twitter. For information on marketing partnerships, contact Restart Communications at LKMRestart@gmail.com. USAC's Web site is at usacracing.com.

 

 

 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MICHIGAN (September 3, 2018) - Labor Day weekend traditionally brings the curtain down on the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP points season and this year is no exception. There is one twist for 2018 though, the points finale, the Mike Olrich Memorial and MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge Championship fell victim to heavy rains and flooding at Crystal Motor Speedway Saturday. The Dual On Dirt Take II at I-96 Speedway on September 21 and the COMP Cams End-of-the-Year Shootout at Berlin Raceway on September 29 are non-points races.

This week, we look at each mini-points championship and the 2018 Sprint On Dirt Championship. Today we start with the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan at Hartford Motor Speedway.

Chad Blonde picked up his second King Engine Bearings King of Michigan title, having won last year’s KoM also. Blonde finished second to Ryan Ruhl in the first KoM race on July 8 after the series was rained out on May 18 and June 8. From there on, though, it was all Blonde in his Krieger Racing Engines powered Maxim as he showed his mastery of the Hartford oval with wins on July 13, July 27, and Friday’s championship race. The August 10 race was the third KoM rain out of 2018.

Blonde will collect $1,000 at the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt Awards Banquet on October 27 at the Battle Creek Holiday Inn, Battle Creek, Michigan for his KoM championship. The top five in KoM points will be awarded a portion of the mini-series point fund.

2018 King Engine Bearings King of Michigan final point standings:

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 1. 5B, Chad Blonde, 592

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 2. 7, Shawn Valenti, 492

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 3. 10S, Jay Steinebach, 456

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 4. 3, Dustin Shriver, 450

‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ 5. 0, Ricky Ferkel, 420

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

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions Racing Optics

Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster To Open Gold Cup Race of Champions in Chico, CA on Wednesday Night

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA, )- With just two races left on the 2018 Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster schedule, the action picks up on Wednesday night as the series kicks off the famed Gold Cup Race of Champions on Wednesday night in Chico, CA at Silver Dollar Speedway.

With some of the brightest lights of the season shining on Silver Dollar Speedway, young Cole Macedo will continue his quest to become a Civil War Series Champion as he holds a 90 point advantage with just two races to go.

Another strong contingent of cars is expected to be on hand on Wednesday night looking to score a win during the popular event. Some of the drivers expected include Macedo, Dustin Freitas, Jarrett Soares, Koen Shaw, Burt Foland, 10x Series Champion and newly minted track champion, Andy Forsberg, Kalib Henry, former series champion, Sean Becker, former Wednesday night race winners, Mitchell Faccinto and Justin Sanders, Mason Moore, Shane Hopkins, Chelsea Blevins, Brent Bjork, Johnny Key Classic and HK Classic Champion, Tanner Thorson, newly minted Louie Vermeil Classic Champion Colby Copeland, Tim Kaeding, Bud Kaeding, Shane Hopkins, and a host of others.

In the series’ most recent event, the 58th Johnny Key Classic did not disappoint. The 50-lap feature event came down to the wire as Tanner Thorson was able to pounce on Cory Eliason’s bobble and score the big win, as Shane Golobic and Bud Kaeding worked from 13 and 17th respectively to join Thorson on the podium.

In the lone appearance at Silver Dollar Speedway in 2018, Kyle Hirst was the class of the 40-car field as he was able to pick up the win during the Silver Dollar Fair over Colby Copeland and Tim Kaeding.

You must call the office to order reserved seating @ 530 350-7275. Reserve tickets are not available for purchase on line. General admission tickets which cover seating in rows A thru I in the south (turn-1) and north (turn-4) in the bleachers are on a first come basis, they can be purchased in advance by phone or on line. All reserved and general admission tickets will also be available at the gate each night starting at 5pm and from 9 to 4 daily in the ticket office the week of Gold Cup. Reserved seats are $25 for Wed with General Admission tickets starting for as low as just $15.

For more ticketing information and information on the 65th Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions please click over to www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

2018 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

9/5 Silver Dollar Speedway- Gold Cup Opener

9/15 Calistoga Speedway- Season Finale with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will fire off on Wednesday night in Chico, CA.

2018 WINNERS: Justin Sanders (March 24th Marysville Raceway), Bud Kaeding (April 21st Thunderbowl Raceway), Steven Kent (May 5th Thunderbowl Raceway), Justin Sanders (May 26th Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (May 27th Silver Dollar Speedway), Colby Copeland (June 23rd Calistoga Speedway), Tanner Thorson (July 20th Ocean Speedway), Tanner Thorson (August 25th Ocean Speedway).

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints. For more information on Flowmaster, please visit www.flowmastermufflers.com.

 

 

LANDON SIMON RACING TO FIELD SECOND ENTRY FOR CONOR DALY AT THE DIRT TRACK AT IMS

Daly to join Simon in inaugural BC39 field Sept. 5-6

INDIANAPOLIS (September 3, 2018) -- Conor Daly will pilot the second entry out of the Landon Simon Racing stable for the inaugural Driven2SaveLives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink at The Dirt Track at IMS.

“It means a lot to be a part of the first dirt track event at IMS. There is an incredible dirt racing history in the state of Indiana and to be a part of this race at IMS means we all get to be a part of another chapter of that story,” said Daly.

The 26-year-old Indiana native, has 42 career starts in the Verizon IndyCar Series and is the lone driver in the field to represent the IndyCar series. He will get to experience the event as a dirt midget rookie driver among a record-breaking entry list topping 118 cars.

“I’ve been all about new things in my career this year so I figured, ‘why not?’ Should be a lot of fun. I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity. Having Indycar represented at this event is important because there are a lot of people, including me, who would love to see more drivers like Bryan Clauson compete at the Indy 500 someday,” Daly added.

Team owner and Mt Baker Vapor-sponsored driver Landon Simon will compete in the MBVDirt midget for the two-day event. MBVDirt is a campaign designed to increase driver and fan interaction, all fans are welcome to sign up at MBVDirt.com for a chance to win prizes and help their favorite MBVDirt driver earn a ride at the Chili Bowl Nationals.

The goal of this campaign is to continuously bring awareness to companies such as Mt Baker Vapor by giving the means necessary for people to stop smoking. Given the presence smoking has in the racing community, it's very important to reach drivers, crew members, fans, and their friends and family.

Mt Baker Vapor came on board with Landon Simon Racing in 2014 with the goal of educating smokers on the benefits of vaporizing nicotine as opposed to smoking tobacco and has remained a true partner and supporter of dirt track racing throughout the years.

The BC39 on the new, quarter-mile clay oval inside Turn 3 of the famed IMS asphalt oval honors late USAC champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 starter Bryan Clauson and increases awareness of the Indiana Donor Network and its Driven2SaveLives campaign.

Hot laps, heat races and a pursuit race will be featured Wednesday, Sept. 5. Hot laps, practice, qualifying races, alphabet mains, including the 39-lap A-Main feature, will take place Thursday, Sept. 6.

Check out the campaign at MBVDirt.com and the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc-CRWywUus

Visit IMS.com and thebc39.com for more information about the Driven2SaveLives BC39 presented by NOS Energy Drink.

For press inquiries or more information on the MBVDirt campaign, please contact landonsimonracing@gmail.com.

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

The Wilmot Raceway regular season Wisconsin WingLess Sprint Car Season Championship has been moved to Saturday, September 15.
This follows the rain out of the September 1 race program.
Season championships are scheduled for Wisconsin-Illinois Mini-Sprints, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars on Saturday, September 8.
The AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints have been added to the September 8 program in a non-points event. For possible additional schedule changes check the Raceway web site wilmotraceway.com or the track Facebook page.
The final 2018 race program is scheduled Saturday, September 15 featuring the Jim "Wildman" Watson Classic for the Dirt King Late Model Tour plus the AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints Wilmot Season Championship, modifieds and street stocks.
Several race teams are donating bikes to be given away to a young fan.
For September 8, grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with on track activity at 5:45 p.m. and racing to follow. Grandstand admission September 8 is $15.00 for ages 12 & over; $5.00 ages 7-11; 6 & under admitted free.
Wilmot Raceway, a 1/3 - mile clay oval, is located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot, Wisconsin. For weather updates phone the trackside race line 262-862-2090.
Heading into Championship Night, Street Stock title sees two points separating leader Mark Baker of Big Bend, 1,275 and second place Cody Erickson of Algonquin, Illinois, 1,273. Bristol's Dustin Richards is third 20 points back, 1,255. Brandon Mertes of Antioch, Illinois fourth, 1,205. Kenosha's Craig Kreuser fifth, 1,176. Muskego's Courtney Atkinson, two-time 4-cylinder champion, is the leading street stock rookie sixth overall with 987. None of the top five have won a Wilmot title.
Modifieds finds a family battle between Genoa City brothers Nick Simons who leads with 1,673 over older brother Mike Simons II in second 19 points back with 1,654. M. Simons is defending Wilmot champion while Nick is seeking his first crown. Eagle's Steve Mueller is third with 1,618. Muskego's Al Atkinson is fourth with 1,614 leading as a first year modified driver having won several championships in other classes. Franklin's Scott Barnharst is fifth with 1,440 and Mukwonago's Mike Knurr sixth at 1,431.
Waukesha;s Mark Heinert took over the mini-sprints point lead on August 25 as Ion Stear of Harvard, Illinois experienced mechanical woes in qualifying ending his night. Heinert holds a 23-point advantage, 1,012 - 989, over Stear. C.J. Malueg of Johnsburg, Illinois, winning his first feature August 25, is third at 936. Tim Brannam of Holiday Hills, Illinois is fourth with 912. Genoa City's Morgan Sheppard fifth 857. Slinger's Jeff Schmidt sixth 849. Kenosha's Mike Neau seventh 817 and Ron Brannam of Barrington, Illinois eighth 792 as a lot of movement could take place among those drivers in the final night.
Milwaukee's Tony Barron, in quest of his first ever Wilmot title, leads the Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars by 17 points with 1,185. Scott Quarnstrom of Lake Villa, Illinois is second at 1,168. Burlington's Brad Becker third 1,144. Scott Ellis of Lake Villa fourth 1,080. Kyle Sudduth of Waterford is fifth with 1,003.
Heading into September 15, Tim Cox of Park City, Illinois is in quest of a historic championship as he has not won a Wilmot feature this season while leading by 106 points over runner-up 2015 Wilmot champion Doug Schenck of Cottage Grove 1,319 - 1,213. Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois is third with 1,166. Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Illinois fourth 1,138. Nick Petska of Spring Grove, Illinois fifth 1,132. Milwaukee's Jordan Mattson, 2017 Wilmot champion, sixth 1,128. Jimmy Kouba of Byron, Minnesota seventh 1,120. Oconomowoc's Ryan Zielski eighth 1,101. Nathan Crane of Waukegan, Illinois ninth 1,080. Matt Vandervere of Zion, Illinois, who captured his second consecutive winged sprint car Wilmot title during the Kenosha County Fair in August, is 10th 1,075.
Points are awarded for show up, qualifying (except Bandits which draw for starting positions), finishes in heat races, "B" Mains and feature events.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Aug. 30

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 794; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 767; 3. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 765; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 757; 5. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 746; 6. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 744; 7. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 727; 8. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 720; 9. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 719; 10. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., 714; 11. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 712; 12. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 709; 13. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, and Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, both 698; 15. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 694; 16. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 693; 17. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 692; 18. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 688; 19. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 685; 20. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 684.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 534; 2. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 498; 3. Michael Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 436; 4. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 419; 5. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 400; 6. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 394; 7. Mauro F. Simone, Fresno, Calif., 344; 8. Vaughn Schott, Tipton, Calif., 336; 9. Rick Bray, Lemoore, Calif., 334; 10. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 322.

Colorado – 1. Coby Pearce, Golden, Colo., 103; 2. Brian Hardman, Golden, Colo., 92; 3. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 76; 4. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 65; 5. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 64; 6. Dave Wechsler, Lyons, Colo., 62; 7. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 56; 8. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 39; 9. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 38; 10. Nick Haygood, Denver, Colo., 36.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 719; 2. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., 714; 3. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 676; 4. Andrew Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 656; 5. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 631; 6. Luke Bland, Bloomington, Ind., 628; 7. A.J. Carlson, Linden, Ind., 564; 8. Patrick Kren, Indianapolis, Ind., 537; 9. Coleman Chasteen, Bloomington, Ind., 455; 10. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 439.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 576; 2. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 537; 3. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 509; 4. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 467; 5. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 457; 6. Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa, 441; 7. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 434; 8. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 385; 9. Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa, 379; 10. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 362.

Kansas – 1. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 346; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 321; 3. Tyler Knight, Spearville, Kan., 270; 4. Jordan Knight, Wright, Kan., 258; 5. Jake Bubak, Arvada, Colo., 219; 6. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 217; 7. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 211; 8. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 206; 9. J. D. Johnson, Wichita, Kan., 202; 10. Jerad Werner, Codell, Kan., 194.

Louisiana – 1. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 219; 2. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 185; 3. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 181; 4. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 171; 5. Ty Johnson, Eunice, La., 144; 6. Asa Williamson, Pineville, La., 124; 7. Trey Schmidt, Spring, Texas, 118; 8. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 111; 9. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 110; 10. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 107.

Maryland – 1. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 75; 2. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 74; 3. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 68; 4. Robbie Bartchy, Greensburg, Pa., 56; 5. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., 55; 6. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., and Ron Aurand, Lewistown, Pa., both 51; 8. Bradley Mellott, Needmore, Pa., 45; 9. Randy Sterling, Morrisdale, Pa., 44; 10. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 43.

Minnesota – 1. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 684; 2. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 658; 3. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 474; 4. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 468; 5. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 429; 6. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 372; 7. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 361; 8. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 337; 9. Dave Becker, Belle Plaine, Minn., 330; 10. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., 323.

Missouri – 1. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 579; 2. Chad Jarrett, Savannah, Mo., 488; 3. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 447; 4. Frank Rodgers, Lucas, Iowa, 379; 5. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 330; 6. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 237; 7. Dakota Osborn, Savannah, Mo., 211; 8. C. J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 188; 9. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 146; 10. Blain Petersen, Essex, Iowa, 140.

North Carolina – 1. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 139; 2. Craig Pellegrini Jr., Buena, N.J., 132; 3. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 125; 4. Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 114; 5. Jake Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 100; 6. George Blaney, Harrisburg, N.C., 99; 7. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., both 94; 9. John Frutchey, Charleston, S.C., 86; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 77.

Nebraska - 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 663; 2. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 658; 3. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 612; 4. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 563; 5. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 534; 6. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 502; 7. Doug Lovegrove, Waverly, Neb., 501; 8. Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, Neb., 498; 9. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 481; 10. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 461.

New Jersey – 1. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., 183; 2. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 173; 3. Eddie Wagner, Newfield, N.J., 167; 4. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 163; 5. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 154; 6. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 150; 7. Brendon Poff, Richboro, Pa., 149; 8. C.J. Faison, Felton, Del., 148; 9. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 144; 10. Ryan Stillwaggon, Palmyra, N.J., 137.

Oklahoma – 1. Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., 550; 2. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 523; 3. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 515; 4. Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla., 486; 5. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 465; 6. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 460; 7. Travis Scott, Washington, Okla., 437; 8. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 390; 9. Shawn Bloomquist, Indiahoma, Okla., 387; 10. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 383.

Pennsylvania – 1. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 784; 2. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 701; 3. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 692; 4. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 683; 5. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 653; 6. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 623; 7. Austin Bishop, Elverson, Pa., 608; 8. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 518; 9. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pa., 513; 10. Jonathon Jones, Irvona, Pa., 493.

South Carolina – 1. Jake Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., and Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., both 113; 3. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., and George Blaney, Harrisburg, N.C., both 106; 5. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 105; 6. Craig Pellegrini Jr., Buena, N.J., 101; 7. John Frutchey, Charleston, S.C., 99; 8. David Kellogg, Sanford, N.C., 91; 9. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 79; 10. Chaz Woodward, Statesville, N.C., 66.

South Dakota – 1. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 398; 2. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 329; 3. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 325; 4. J.D. Hommes, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 318; 5. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 312; 6. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 198; 7. Michael Stegenga, Sioux Falls, S.D., 183; 8. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 181; 9. Brant O'Banion, Sioux Falls, S.D., 179; 10. John Otte, Ravinia, S.D., 166.

Texas – 1. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 967; 2. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 830; 3. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 788; 4. Casey Burkham, Combine, Texas, 727; 5. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 694; 6. Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, Texas, 678; 7. Steve McMackin, Greenville, Texas, 676; 8. Shane Thompson, Garland, Texas, 523; 9. Taylor Courtney, Fort Worth, Texas, 506; 10. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 469.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 297; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 279; 3. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 265; 4. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 226; 5. Glenn Worrell, Powha­tan, Va., 178; 6. Jerald Harris, Rockingham, Va., 177; 7. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 163; 8. Michael Keeton, Doswell, Va., 151; 9. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 142; 10. Tom Humphries, Waynes­boro, Va., 99.

 

 

White Flag Flies on the DCRP Title Chases on Saturday!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 31, 2018) – A full season of high-octane racing action at Dodge City Raceway Park has boiled down to just two more nights to determine the 2018 track champions.

Saturday night’s Labor Day Weekend special atop the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas is all that remains before the September 15 Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event that puts the wraps on the 2018 title chases.

Several titles are still up for grabs with valuable positions throughout the top ten in each divisions sure to change over the remaining two nights of action.

Leading the way into Saturday’s card are Steven Richardson, Nick Link, Jeff Kaup, Dusty Witthuhn and Reagan Sellard.

Saturday’s action fires off at 7:30 p.m.

A look at this year’s championship chases…

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Liberal’s Steven Richardson has taken command of the points lead for the first time this season after taking the top spot from previous leader Brian Herbert last week. The lead is just 17 points though with Koby Walters another three points back in third. Two-time and reigning champ Taylor Velasquez was poised to close in dramatically last week only to go up in smoke as the white flag flew. Velasquez still has hope, albeit slim at 57 points out of the lead with just two nights remaining.

Feature Winners: Taylor Velasquez 2, Luke Cranston 1, Brian Herbert 1, J.D. Johnson 1, Jake Martens 1, Steven Richardson 1, Koby Walters 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Steven Richardson 1,064, 2. Brian Herbert 1,047, 3. Koby Walters 1,044, 4. Taylor Velasquez 1,007, 5. Ray Seemann 984, 6. Jordan Knight 975, 7. Tyler Knight 966, 8. Luke Cranston 925, 9. Kris Moore 907, 10. Ross Essenburg 883.

IMCA Modifieds:

Each position among the top ten in the IMCA Modified chase is up for grabs including the top spot that is currently occupied by Rolla’s Nick Link, who is gunning for a second track title in three years. Link takes a 22 point lead over Kevin Gray into Saturday’s card with William Nusser, Kale Beavers and Jack Kirchoff among those still taking aim.

Feature Winners: Clay Sellard 3, Brendon Gemmill 2, Kevin Gray 1, Nick Link 1, Todd Shute 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Nick Link 1,034, 2. Kevin Gray 1,012, 3. William Nusser 1,001, 4. Kale Beavers 983, 5. Jack Kirchoff 977, 6. Joel Lane 965, 7. Tom Beavers 877, 8. Clay Sellard 850, 9. Jesse Smith 816, 10. Jesse Hoskins 733.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Woodward’s Jeff Kaup is on the verge of officially putting the clamps on a fifth DCRP track championship in six years with a 169-point lead going into Saturday’s action. It’s a madhouse behind him though with plenty of movement to ensue.

Feature Winners: Robert Elliott 2, Jeff Kaup 2, Mike Roach 2, Daylon Bergeron 1, Brandon Kenney 1, Jarett Lunow 1, Freddy McCoy 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup 1,428, 2. Bart Baker 1,259, 3. Jarett Lunow 1,226, 4. Brian May 1,225, 5. Alex Wiens 1,205, 6. Kyle Wiens 1,204, 7. Daylon Bergeron 1,185, 8. Freddy McCoy 1,044, 9. Brad Johnson 1,042, 10. Kohl Ricke 975.

IMCA Stock Cars:

The title fight is down to a battle between Dusty Witthuhn and Chris Oliver, with Witthuhn holding a 20-point edge after reeling off back-to-back wins before Tyler Tipton added his name to the win list last weekend.

Feature Winners: Angel Munoz 3, Troy Burkhart 2, Dusty Witthuhn 2, Landon Maddox 1, Shannon Maughlin 1, Chris Oliver 1, Tyler Tipton 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Dusty Witthuhn 1,499, 2. Chris Oliver 1,479, 3. Marlin Hogie 1,262, 4. Tyler Walker 1,250, 5. Shannon Maughlin 1,209, 6. Ondre Rexford 1,172, 7. Gregg Schell 951, 8. Troy Burkhart 851, 9. Angel Munoz 733, 10. Donald Kaup 708.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Reagan Sellard has a second consecutive track championship within sight with a 117-point lead over Duane Wahrman, who tops the win charts with four victories but may not be able to overcome one missed night along the way.

Feature Winners: Duane Wahrman 4, Tathan Burkhart 2, Reagan Sellard 2, Lyle Russell 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Reagan Sellard 1,274, 2. Duane Wahrman 1,157, 3. Brett Copeland 1,125, 4. Sheri Berger 1,055, 5. Chad Kelley 1,035, 6. Mike Davis 1,010, 7. Tom Reed 945, 8. Matt O’Hair 867, 9. Jacob Huse 701, 10. Dan Rogers 672

General admission for Saturday’s championship chase action at DCRP is just $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dodge City located at 201 4th Avenue is the official lodging partner of Dodge City Raceway Park. Race fans staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dodge City will want to request the special DCRP rate for their visit when making reservations. Contact the Holiday Inn Express at 620-225-1000.

In total, the 2018 season at Dodge City Raceway Park is slated for 17 nights of action. The complete 2018 schedule of events at Dodge City Raceway Park is available at http://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

 

 

Bellm Ready for LOS 360 Nationals after Topeka Top Ten

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (August 31, 2018) – Kyle Bellm is quite familiar with Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway.

In fact, the last time the Nixa, Missouri-based No. 14k Sprint Car team hit the track at Lake Ozark Speedway it resulted in Bellm’s third trip to victory lane of the 2018 season.

Bellm hopes to carry that into this weekend’s $10,000-to-win Lake Ozark Speedway 360 Nationals that takes place on Saturday and Sunday.

“This is a big race this weekend, we’re definitely looking forward to it,” the driver of the Greenworks Nursery/Landscapes Awarded Sprint Car says.

Bellm goes into this weekend after capturing a seventh-place finish aboard the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care Sprint Car in last Saturday’s ASCS Red River vs. ASCS Warrior Region event at Topeka’s Heartland Motorsports Park.

Missing the redraw by one position after a third-place heat race finish, Bellm worked his way from