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Rens Trucking Offering “BC Bonus” at Front Row Challenge!

(Bill W) July 27, 2017 – Jeff Rens of Rens Trucking will be offering a “BC Bonus” honoring Bryan Clauson at this year’s $20,000 to win 22nd Annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Searsboro Telephone Company on Monday, August 7 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa!

Rens Trucking is offering yet another contingency to the FRC, offering $425 for 17th place in the main event for the 410’s, and $75 for 17th place in the 305’s. In addition, public donations will be accepted for the “BC Bonus” up until the event!

Jeff said today, “The Front Row Challenge is on August 7, exactly one year after Bryan’s passing. As much fun and excitement he gave us as fans, as a fan, I wanted to do something in return in his memory. It’s not often 17th place gets you a bonus, but I think this is a small, fun way to continue to never forget Bryan and what he did for our sport. I have been a sponsor on Terry (McCarl) and Carson’s cars, and friends with their family for a few years now, but wanted to do something a little different, and help with this great event that they work so hard to promote.”

About Rens Trucking

Rens Trucking is a family owned trucking company established in 2008, located in Sioux Center, Iowa. They specialize in all types of livestock transport, by way of gooseneck trailers. They have a forty foot trailer with a deck, used for feeder pigs and Isoweans, a 40 foot flat floor trailer for market hogs and all sizes of cattle, and also a 36 foot flat floor trailer for the smaller loads. Check out their Facebook page, or give them a call with your livestock transport needs. Call Jeff Rens at 712 470-4221.

Other FRC News…

Discount Infield Party Passes are available now at Oskaloosa True Value Hardware store, located at 202 1st Ave East in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Passes can also be obtained by visiting Slideways Karting Center and Mini-Golf, located north of Knoxville, Iowa on Highway 14. If you are planning on purchasing an Infield Party Pass, you can purchase them now for $20, $5 off the price the day of the race!

Allan Holland of Hoseheads.com has announced that he will be presenting $500 to the highest finishing Pennsylvania Posse driver.

The top eight point getters through time trials and heat races will be eligible for the new DeBerg Concrete Keith Hutton Memorial King of the Hill Max. The four cars in positions 1, 3, 5 and 7 in points will face off, as will cars in positions 2, 4, 6 and 8. Yes, four cars will go at it for two laps! The top two finishers in each event will face off in the finale worth $1,000 from DeBerg Concrete and a starting spot on the pole of the feature! All drivers, other than the winner, will receive a right rear tire from Hoosier.

To purchase tickets or if you have questions, call 515 957-0020 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

For more information on the Front Row Challenge, visit www.OskyChallenges.com!

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Front Row Challenge Winners

1996 Night 1 Travis Cram

1996 Night 2 Terry McCarl

1997 Rain

1998 Tyler Walker

1999 Jac Haudenschild

2000 Jeff Shepard

2001 Lance Dewease

2002 Tyler Walker (2)

2003 Lance Dewease (2)

2004 Jeff Shepard (2)

2005 Danny Lasoski

2006 Kenny Jacobs

2007 Rob Chaney

2008 Daryn Pittman

2009 Sammy Swindell

2010 Sammy Swindell (2)

2011 Sammy Swindell (3)

2012 Daryn Pittman (2)

2013 Brian Brown

2014 Brian Brown (2)

2015 Brad Sweet

2016 Daryn Pittman (3)

 

 

FAST teams have big weekend at Attica, Fremont

Thursday, July 27, 2017

FREMONT, Ohio – The teams chasing the titles for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics and the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will face off in a big double header weekend Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29.

Attica Raceway Park will host the FAST teams Friday as they battle the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS) teams in another round of the North verses South battle for Ohio at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant. The FAST 305 teams will compete for $1,000 to win thanks to Gressman Powersports on Columbus Equipment / Morgan Stanley/American Powersports/Croghan Colonial Bank Night. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing under way at 7:45 p.m.

On Saturday the FAST teams head to Fremont Speedway on Finishline Fuels Night. Gates open at “The Track That Action Built” at 4 p.m. with racing under way at 7 p.m.

“We’re excited to get back to racing at our home tracks this weekend. We have huge events coming up and this weekend could really tighten up the point battles,” said Rich Farmer, FAST President.

In the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics, Fremont, Ohio’s DJ Foos started the season with a victory in the Jay Kiser owned machine at Attica Raceway Park and had led the point standings ever since. However, Sandusky, Ohio’s Chris Andrews has powered the Burmeister Racing sprint car to the point lead at Attica Raceway Park - by just three markers over Foos – and has closed the gap in the FAST standings to just 18 points.

Foos has recorded four top five finishes and six top 10 runs in the 9 FAST events this season. Andrews has scored three top five and six top 10 finishes in FAST competition.

Genoa, Ohio’s Brian Lay has a FAST victory this season to go with a pair of top five runs and three top 10 finishes to sit third in the series standings. Napoleon, Ohio’s Tyler Gunn is fourth in the FAST standings, driving the family owned machine to three top five and four top 10 finishes in series events. Tiffin, Ohio’s Duane Zablocki rounds out the top five in points, driving the family #9z to a top five finish and four top 10 runs.

The rest of the top 10 in FAST 410 points are Shawn Valenti and Stuart Brubaker tied for sixth; four time and defending FAST champion Byron Reed in eighth; rookie Dan McCarron in 9th and Jody Keegan in 10th.

Of note, Reed leads the Fremont Speedway point standings with three wins at “The Track That Action Built” in 2017 with Lay scoring a win at the track to sit second in the track points with Andrews third.

Defending FAST 305 champion Paul Weaver started the year strong to stay atop the 2017 series standings. Weaver has eight total wins in 2017, including three FAST victories in the five series events while leading the points at Fremont Speedway and Attica Raceway Points.

Veteran Alvin Roepke of Elmore, Ohio has climbed to second in the FAST standings with Sandusky, Ohio’s Kyle Capodice sitting third with a pair of top five finishes. Defending Fremont Speedway track champion Nate Dussel is fourth with Kelsey Ivy rounding out the top five.

Sixth through 10th in the FAST 305 points are Seth Schneider; Jason Keckler and former FAST champion Bobby Clark tied for 7th; Dustin Rall and Tyler Street.

For more information on Attica Raceway Park go to www.atticaracewaypoark.com . For more information on Fremont Speedway go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2017 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2017 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 2017 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, Darmofal Racing, Weld Racing Wheels and Pub 400.

 

 

Bergman, Kulhanek, Hagar and Scelzi Net Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 27, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Seth Bergman, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Derek Hagar and Dominic Scelzi each produced a victory during the last week.

Bergman claimed an ASCS Red River Region win last Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., before he charged from 11th to third place on Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region.

Kulhanek powered from eighth to score his fourth triumph in the last six races during an ASCS Gulf South Region event at Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas.

Hagar captured his first career trip to Victory Lane at Double X Speedway during the ASCS Warrior Region event on Sunday. He also placed fourth at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Saturday with the ASCS Warrior Region.

Scelzi recorded his first-ever win outside of his home state of California on Tuesday during a Sprint Invaders show at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa.

Other Team ILP competitors with at least one top-five finish include:

Henry Van Dam scored his season-best result last Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., where he placed second.

Ryan Bowers overcame an early incident to charge from the back for a runner-up result on Saturday at Wagamon's Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., with the Upper Midwest Sprint Series.

Evan Hallstrom earned a career-best second-place finish on Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vt.

Danny Lasoski led Mark Burch Motorsports to a third-place result on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Mandy Chick posted a third-place finish on Saturday at Lebanon I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, Mo.

Tony Bruce Jr. rallied from 15th to a fourth-place result on Sunday at Double X Speedway with the ASCS Warrior Region.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Jack Dover - 7 (Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 6 and May 13; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 27; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 1 and June 3; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on June 13 and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on June 17); Derek Hagar - 6 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on July 2; Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 15 and Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 6 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11 and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 12 and June 2; Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7 and July 8 and Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 13); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 5 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 22, June 17 and July 22; RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, on May 26 and Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on June 3); Giovanni Scelzi - 4 (Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on May 5; Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on May 13; Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., on June 3 and Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 10); Zac Taylor - 4 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on May 13 and I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on June 3, June 17 and July 15); Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Seth Bergman - 2 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on May 6 and Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on July 21); Caleb Helms - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24 and Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25); Chase Johnson - 2 (Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on June 9 and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on June 17); Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); Dominic Scelzi - 2 (Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on June 24 and Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 25); Marshall Skinner - 2 (Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 26 and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on April 30 and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on July 7); Kevin Swindell Racing - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, on June 22); Austen Wheatley - 2 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 20); Josh Baughman - 1 (Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 9); Zach Blurton - 1 (U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., on April 27); Tommy Bryant - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 19); Alex Hill - 1 (Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada on May 19); Danny Lasoski - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 24); Zane Lawrence - 1 (Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on April 28); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., on June 9) and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, on June 16).

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Trenca Charges to Career-Best Result at Ohsweken Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - OHSWEKEN, Ontario, Canada (July 27, 2017) - Joe Trenca earned his career-best finish at Ohsweken Speedway on Monday during the Northern Summer Nationals.

The Mucci Motorsports driver opened the 360ci winged sprint car event by finishing where he started - fourth - in a heat race to lock into the main event.

"We were real good in the heat race," he said. "We moved forward right away and the first four of us were battling for the lead and second. Two cars got together in front of me so I had to check up and we fell back to fourth. Then we had a good battle with the fifth-place car and we held on for the final transfer."

Trenca started the main event on the inside of the eighth row.

"We passed four or five cars going into turn one," he said. "We got up on the top and started ripping it. We were really good up there. I was running sixth or seventh and we had a restart with one lap to go. I got a great restart and was up battling for fourth when a car came up in front of us. I had to check up and the guys got back by me on the bottom. I'd have liked to get a top five, but I was pleased with our result as we charged through the field."

Trenca's seventh-place result topped his previous best effort of eighth in 2014.

He returned to the track on Tuesday for the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Trenca qualified 17th quickest in his group before advancing from ninth to seventh place in a heat race.

"We just missed it in time trials," he said. "We were a lot better in the heat race, but we just started too far back. We were supposed to start 13 th in the Last Chance Showdown, but we got put back a row on the start for passing the pace truck after the tower told me to pass it. I was confused by that. We made it all the way to fifth. The fourth-place car was getting away from me so I tried something different to make something happen with two laps to go and lost a couple of spots."

Trenca capped the event with an eighth-place finish in the consolation race.

He is slated to compete this Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., and Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 24 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 7 (15).

July 25 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (9); B Main: 8 (13).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 9 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., and Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Schoenfeld Headers

Schoenfeld Headers is the manufacturer of competition headers, mufflers and exhaust systems specializing in circle track, drag, tractor pull and boat headers. For more information, visit http://www.SchoenfeldHeaders.com .

"Doug Schoenfeld and my grandfather have known each other for a really long time," Trenca said. "Doug has been a huge supporter and is a really good sponsor."

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, The Paladin Group, Mid Country Machinery, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Fast Axle, National Parts Peddler, Weld Wheels, FK Rod Ends, 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.

 

 

Mingus Begins Making Plans for 2018

Inside Line Promotions - ATTICA, Ohio (July 27, 2017) - While there's still nearly half a season of racing left in 2017, Kevin Mingus has started to look ahead to 2018 and his future racing plans are somewhat up in the air.

"(Team owners) Kurt and Martha Huber informed me they wanted to scale back and didn't want to be full-time owners after this year," Mingus said. "They want to spend more time with family and Kurt has his business to run. Right now some of the equipment belongs to my mom and dad and I'm looking at purchasing the rest from Kurt and Martha. I would just need a tow vehicle and a shop to house the car. It definitely would be a challenge as it would be just me and my fiancée, Marissa, as owners, crew and driver. If that happens I will have to scale back the number of races we compete in as money and time allow. This year we had 43 scheduled and of course lost many to rainouts, but by ourselves we can't commit to that aggressive of a schedule. I'm also looking for sponsorship help or hoping I can find a ride."

Mingus and the Huber Motorsports team competed last Friday at Attica Raceway Park, where a large field of 32 305ci sprint cars signed in and a bad pill draw relegated Mingus to the sixth-place starting position in his heat race.

"We started out okay and gained a couple of spots and I just got over aggressive and looped it out, which put us in the B Main," he said.

Mingus, who ended sixth in his heat, rolled off fourth in one of two B Mains with only the top-two finishers advancing to the A Main.

"It's been awhile since we raced at Attica because of the rainouts," he said. "We were able to learn some things at Fremont and Limaland and we tried it at Attica. It was by far the best car I've had at Attica in the dry slick. I fell into third and ran the bottom and was just waiting for one of the top two to make a mistake and one did and spun, but I was at the wrong place at the wrong time. It did quite a bit of damage and the drive line broke and bruised up my ankles pretty good. Thanks to Kear's Speed Shop we were able to get all the parts we need and the car is ready to go for this weekend."

Mingus, who was credited with a seventh-place finish in the B Main, is currently ranked 12th in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series standings and is 14th in the standings at both Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

He is slated to compete at both tracks this weekend.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 7 (4).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 win, 0 top fives, 4 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the FAST 305 Championship Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinMingus

Snapchat: Kevinoz10

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Huber Machine Werx

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

"I can't thank Kurt and Martha enough for the opportunity they have given me," Mingus said. "I appreciate them allowing me to revamp my racing career. They are like a second set of grandparents to me. Kurt will still help us on the race team next year through his business and he and Martha will continue to help whenever they can."

Mingus would also like to thank DB3 Imaging, Mid-America Chemical Corporation, Apple Girl Art, Jamie and Austin Neel, Hillbilly Rod Shop, Midwest Equipment Company Crane Rental, K1 Racegear and FK Rod Ends for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Races a 410 Sprint Car With World of Outlaws for Only the Second Time

Inside Line Promotions - OHSWEKEN, Ontario, Canada (July 27, 2017) - Alex Hill capped three nights of racing in five days at her home track by making her second appearance in a 410ci winged sprint car in her career with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Tuesday night at Ohsweken Speedway.

Hill's evening got off to a solid start when she timed in seventh quickest out of 19 drivers in her group.

"I rolled around the middle in turns one and two and diamonded it in turns three and four," she said. "It went good and it was fast."

Her qualifying effort earned her a fourth-place starting spot in her heat race, in which she finished ninth.

"The tires were spinning a lot in the heat," she said. "I couldn't get anywhere and dropped fast. I was barely on the gas and the car still wouldn't stick. The track had changed a lot since qualifying."

Hill started third in the Last Chance Showdown.

"I ran in a transfer spot (top four) for about four or five laps and then just dropped," she said. "My crew chief, Daryl, and I talked before the race and decided that since the car hadn't been good earlier it would probably be best if I just pulled in if it wasn't much better that time and that's what I did."

Hill raced her 360 sprint car at the track on Friday and then again for the Northern Summer Nationals on Monday. She finished sixth in the A Main on Friday and 17th on Monday.

"Friday went pretty well," she said. "The track was about like it usually is.

"On Monday it got pretty slick, like it was on Tuesday. But the car was pretty good and we were rolling pretty good. We just started too far back to do much."

Hill is in the middle of a busy week as she flew to California on Wednesday for college orientation. The 17-year-old will fly to Iowa on Saturday to race with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, that evening before making her debut at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, the following night.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 6 (1).

July 24 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Heat race: 5 (3); Feature: 17 (19).

July 25 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 9 (4); B Main: DNF (3).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Creative Edge Signs and Graphics

Located in Kitchener, Ontario, Creative Edge Signs and Graphics has been in business for more than 20 years. Co-founder Steve Lyons started in vehicle graphics as a teenager, lettering race cars at the local race track. Back then, the tools of the trade were brushes and a steady hand. Today, computer technology allows its team of artists to go far beyond the capabilities of the paint brush. From computer-cut vinyl to digital imaging, Creative Edge has the tools to design eye-catching signs and vehicle graphics from start to finish. For more information, visit http://www.CreativeEdgeInc.ca.

"Creative Edge provides us with great quality wraps for our car," Hill said. "They are the best."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Convenience, Iroquois Hereford Farms, Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Lettrage Pixel, Chalkstix, Slade Shock Technologies, Cool Chassis, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Gaerte/Topp Performance Race Products and Strodes for their continued support.

 

 

Northwest Focus Midget Series Has Doubleheader This Weekend; Deming Friday And Skagit Saturday

By Ben Deatherage

The Northwest Focus Midget Series will be busy this weekend with two races at two different Washington state facilities. Friday, July 28th, will see the tour head to Deming Speedway before taking a trip south to Alger’s Skagit Speedway, on Saturday the 29th. The Skagit date will be the fifth round of the 2017 Summer Challenge.

“After an awesome trip to Sunset Speedway we are now excited for the upcoming two days of racing at Deming and Skagit,” commented series co-owner, Carla Stewart, “Saturday we will be the support division to the Bob's Burgers & Brew 360 Nationals and it will be our fifth of ten races in our series points championship for 2017.”

Thirty cars are expected to make it out this weekend. Avon, Indiana’s Ross Rankine will be back out in the Fred Brownfield #92 tribute car. Evan Margeson will hop in the #69 entry on Saturday while Kenzi Thompson will make a return after being a year away and will be in the #13 machine for both nights.

Tristin Thomas has won the first two Summer Challenge events while Nate Vaughn picked up the huge win at Deming and last week Ross Rankine would best the field at Sunset Speedway Park. Thomas leads the overall win list this season, with five trips to victory lane, over Nick Evans’ three and two-time victors are Chance Crum and Ross Rankine. Colton Heath and Nate Vaughn are drivers that have won once.

There have been sixteen Northwest Focus Midget Series races at Deming Speedway producing seven different winners. Michael Vollbrecht leads the win list with five, all of which were achieved in 2015, while Nick Evans has three. Eric Turner is the only other multi-feature winner, with two, and single race victors include Chance Crum, Jacob Brown, Jared Peterson, Tristin Thomas, Colton Heath, and Nate Vaughn.

Skagit Speedway has hosted fourteen Northwest Focus Midget Series events with five different drivers managing to obtain victories. Tristin Thomas has the most wins, with an impressive seven, while Garrett Thomas has parked it in the winner’s circle three times. Defending track champion Nick Evans has two triumphs at Skagit while the only single race winners are Kelsey Carpenter and Ross Rankine.

For all the latest news and info regarding the Northwest Focus Midget Series visit northwestfocusmidgets.com You can also get information via your favorite mobile device by checking out the Northwest Focus Midget Series page on Facebook or on Twitter @NW_focus. If you can’t make it to the races you can LISTEN LIVE on the RBN RacinBoys Broadcast Network at www.racinboys.com. Also Northwest Focus Midget Series t-shirts, hoodies, and hats are available for purchase at the series trailer.

Past Northwest Focus Midget Series Winners At Deming Speedway:
2017- Nick Evans on April 14th; Colton Heath on June 2nd; Nate Vaughn on July 7th
2016- Chance Crum on May 6th; Tristin Thomas on May 13th; Eric Turner on June 3rd; Nick Evans on July 29th; Jacob Brown on August 19th; Nick Evans on August 20th; Eric Turner on August 26th
2015- Michael Vollbrecht on April 17th; Jared Peterson on May 1st; Michael Vollbrecht on May 29th; Michael Vollbrecht on June 19th; Michael Vollbrecht on August 28th; Michael Vollbrecht on September 18th

Michael Vollbrecht-5
Nick Evans-3
Eric Turner-2
Chance Crum-1
Jacob Brown

Colton Heath
Jared Peterson
Tristin Thomas

Nate Vaughn

Former Deming Speedway Midget Champions:

2014- Dougie James

2015- Tristin Thomas
2016- Chance Crum

Past Northwest Focus Midget Series Winners At Skagit Speedway:
2017- Ross Rankine on May 6th, Tristin Thomas on June 3rd; Tristin Thomas on June 22nd; Tristin Thomas on 23rd
2016- Tristin Thomas on May 7th, Tristin Thomas June 4th, Nick Evans on June 24th, Garrett Thomas on July 30th, Nick Evans on August 27th
2015- Garrett Thomas on May 2nd, Kelsey Carpenter on May 30th, Garrett Thomas on June 20th, Tristin Thomas on June 26th, Tristin Thomas on July 25th

Tristin Thomas-7
Garrett Thomas-3
Nick Evans-2
Kelsey Carpenter-1
Ross Rankine

Former Skagit Speedway Midget Champions:
2012- Jared Peterson
2015- Tristin Thomas
2016- Nick Evans

2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Schedule:
Friday, April 14th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Nick Evans
Saturday, April 29th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington-Rained Out
Friday, May 5th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Rained Out
Saturday, May 6th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Ross Rankine
Saturday, May 20th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington-Nick Evans
Saturday, May 27th-Southern Oregon Speedway-White City, Oregon (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 2)-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 2nd-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Colton Heath
Saturday, June 3rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Tristin Thomas
Saturday, June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 3)-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 16th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Nick Evans
Thursday, June 22nd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 23rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 30th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington - Fred Brownfield Classic-Chance Crum
Saturday, July 1st-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington - Fred Brownfield Classic-Chance Crum
Friday, July 7th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 4)-Nate Vaughn
Saturday, July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 5)-Design 500/Lady Eagle Heroes Race (50 Laps)-Ross Rankine
Friday, July 28th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, July 29th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 6) Bob's Burgers & Brew 360 Nationals
Saturday, August 5th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 7)
Friday, August 11th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, August 26th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 8)
Friday, September 1st-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Sunday, September 3rd-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Friday, September 8th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 1 Rain Date from 5/5)
Friday, September 29th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 9) - Focus Fall Classic
Saturday, September 30th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 10) - Focus Fall Classic

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

Historical results and information can be found at www.nwsprintcarhistory.com

2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Sponsors And Marketing Partners
ABS Business Data, Alger Bar & Grill, Arrow Motorsports, BR Motorsports, Bardahl, Central Welding, Demitris, DeYoungInc.com, Dirt Co. Media House, Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Elma Lanes, Evans Gang, Golden Wheels, Highline Mfg. Inc., HighLine Performance, Highside Racing Promotions, JMS Engines, Jorgenson Manufacturing Inc., KRKO, Kimbridge, KINGS Race Products,MyTrafficMan.net, Landshark Media,nwsprintcarhistory.com, Northsound Racing, Olympic Machinery, OPC Exclusive, Pacific Performance Coating, PCI Powder Coating Inc., Purple Moon Promotions, ProFab Northwest LLC, Pyles Motorsports, RBN RacinBoys Broadcast Network, Robbie Price Racing, Scott Murdoch Motorsports, ShadowBrook Farms, Davidson Training, SpeedMart inc., Triple X Race Co., TrophyDash, VanDyne Engineering, Vics 66, WhirlyBall, WHR Motorsports, Washington Quarter Midget Association

 

 

DCRP Title Chases into the Home Stretch

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 27, 2017) – The month of July’s racing festivities at Dodge City Raceway Park come to a wrap in grand style with Friday night’s “Driver Appreciation Night” at the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

While an expected large crowd will get to watch their favorite drivers walk away with all variety of prizes including the grand prize Hinchman Racing Suit along with additional prizes supplied by Precise Racing Products, BMI, Pistons Auto/Diesel Repair, A&J Trucking, Quint Transportation, Carquest and more, there is still some business to be taken care of.

The business of chasing down those valuable track championship points will keep the crowd on the edge of their seats as the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks all battling it out.

Taylor Velasquez, Clay Sellard, Jeff Kaup, Angel Munoz and Duane Wahrman lead the way into the night in their respective classes with battles for position among the top ten in each division numerous as only two more nights of championship chase action remain after Friday’s card.

Friday’s racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m.

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Defending track champ Taylor Velasquez broke into victory lane for the first time this season the last time out on July 15 to extend his points lead to 32 markers over Tyler Knight. Velasquez’ triumph made him the sixth different winner in the last six DCRP Sprint Car features.

Feature Winners: Ty Williams 2, Jake Bubak 1, Tyler Knight 1, Jake Martens 1, Kevin Ramey 1, Taylor Velasquez 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, OK) 983, 2. Tyler Knight (Wright, KS) 951, 3. Kris Moore (Dodge City, KS) 878, 4. Jordan Knight (Wright, KS) 856, 5. Brandy Jones (Dodge City, KS) 811, 6. Ross Essenberg (Wichita, KS) 802, 7. Brandon Sprott (Dodge City, KS) 754, 8. Ty Williams (Arcadia, OK) 696, 9. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS) 654, 10. Lance Davis 597.

 

 

 

 

The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing

 

 

22ND ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS ENTRY BLANK!

 

(Perris, CA, July 27, 2017)  

 

The Twenty Second Annual

Budweiser Oval Nationals

"Presented by All Coast Construction"

at  Perris Auto Speedway November 9, 10 & 11, 2017

$25,000 to WIN, $10,000 2nd Place and $5,000 3rd Place

$500 to START Saturday Night  40 LAP “A” MAIN

$5,000 to Win - $500 to START Thursday and Friday 30 Lap "A" Mains

Total Purse Over $107,000.00

This is a USAC National & USAC/CRA Competition for Non Wing Sprint Cars.  Amsoil USAC/CRA and USAC National points will be awarded both nights.

Tires:  Hoosier on all four corners. Hoosier 105/16-15 Medium  or Hard is the only approved right rear tire with the following exception - Emergency Tire 105/18-15 Hard. (Emergency Tire may only be introduced at the discretion of USAC Officials).

Weight: 1325 lbs with driver and equipment.

Mufflers: Mufflers are mandatory. Mufflers must not exceed 95 DBA at 100’ radius.

Safety: One way radios are MANDATORY.  Rock Screens and USAC approved head and neck restraint devices are recommended.

All other rules will be governed by the USAC National rulebook.

For further information call the PAS office at 951-940-0134 or email

 Kim Kazarian at openwhchic.kim@aol.com entries can be sent to:

Perris Auto Speedway - 18700 Lake Perris Dr., Perris, CA 92571

CAMPING AVAILABLE ON THE LAKE PERRIS FAIRGROUNDS PLEASE CALL (951)-940-0134

 


 

ENTRY FORM

I hereby make the following entry for the Oval Nationals at the Perris Auto Speedway on November  9, 10 ,11, 2017 subject to the rules and regulations of Perris Auto Speedway and the Lake Perris Fairgrounds.  Entry is subject to final approval from Perris Auto Speedway. Perris Auto Speedway reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone or car for the Oval Nationals. All entries will compete all three nights. USAC National and USAC/CRA Rules Apply. Provisional starts will be awarded for both National and CRA series. Please see Event Format for details.

Pre Entry Fee with entry form before October 20, 2017 - $100.00.  Entries at the gate $250.00.

Pit passes will be $50.00 for each night. NO REFUNDS.

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE RACE FORMAT AND PURSE MONEY PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.PERRISAUTOSPEEDWAY.COM OR EMAIL Kim Kazarian AT openwhchic.kim@aol.com.

FOR TICKET INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 951-940-0134. PLEASE SEND YOUR ENTRIES IN A TIMELY MANNER, SO WE CAN PUBLICIZE YOUR PARTICIPATION. Thank you.

PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT CLEARLY

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Entry Fee Enclosed____$100.00 - Make Checks Payable to Oval Entertainment, LLC or Perris Auto Speedway

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

 

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

 

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

 

Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one-hour east of Los Angeles and one-hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

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

 

 

2016-2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

  

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

 

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

 

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

           

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

 

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

 

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

                                     

September 30th              Southern California Fair – Nitro Circus

 

October 1st                   Southern California Fair – Demolition Derby

 

October 2nd                  Southern California Fair – Monster Trucks

 

October 3rd                   Southern California Fair – Monster Trucks

 

October 7th                   Southern California Fair – American Flat Track Motorcycle Finals

 

October 8                     Southern California Fair – Night of Destruction (afternoon and evening)

 

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

 

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

 

November 8th             Oval Nationals Practice

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

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

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

 

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

 

Haas will return to Port Royal for Dream Race

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

YORK, PA (July 27, 2017) - After a four-year hiatus from racing at Juniata County's big half-mile, Cory Haas and the Trone Outdoor Motorsports team headed to Port Royal during Pennsylvania Speedweek. Before lining up for the feature, Haas stated, "This is probably the best racing surface I've raced on all year. Smooth and wide, what more could you ask for."

He vowed it wouldn't be long before he returned and he stuck to his word. Haas, who currently sits 4th in the Lincoln Speedway point standings, will head to Port Royal this Saturday for the Annual Living Legends Dream Race.

Haas and John Trone have had an up and down maiden season together, showing a lot of speed at Lincoln, but still looking for results elsewhere. Haas has seven top-fives in 13 features at Lincoln this year. The Living Legends Dream Race features a unique format with qualifying time trials setting up a pair of full payout semi-feature races that lineup the front ten rows of the $10,000 to win finale. “We’re looking forward to getting back to Port. We are looking for more speed at the beginning of the night so we don’t bury ourselves when the features roll out,” Haas said.

Weather permitting, Haas and the Trone team will be at Williams Grove Friday as well.

Cory Haas and John Trone would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Eagle Steel, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Eagle Evergreens, Bricker’s, DMI, Bulldog Rear Ends, York PB Truss, Maxim Chassis, Connecticut Oil Kings, KSE, Wings Unlimited, QA1 Shocks, Creekside Auto Sales, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

Recent Results: 7/21 – Williams Grove – World of Outlaws – DNQ 7/22 – Williams Grove – World of Outlaws – DNQ

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park
 

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (7/27/17) – Racing returns to Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio this Saturday night, July 29th. The Block Insurance Tough Trucks will take centerstage running for a $400 to win payday. Chris Hicks has dominated the truck class this season with four wins on the year. He currently leads the point standings by 28 over veteran driver Roy Miller. Devon Helmig, Kevin Knittle, and Derick Smith round out the top five, less than 100 points back.

A full program of racing will accompany the trucks including the Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing Sprints, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints will be running wingless for Saturday’s event.

Members of the Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club will be celebrating their night at the races Saturday with half price admission. All members of the organization will receive the discount entering the grandstands by presenting their current membership card.

Adult general admission is just $12. Kids aged 11-15 years old are just $6 with everyone under the age of 10 admitted for FREE. Pit access is available for just $25.
Pit side gates swing open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Hotlaps get underway at 6PM with the first green flag of the night flying at 7PM.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Waynesfield’s flagship event, the Jack Hewitt Classic. The annual running of the event will take place Saturday, August 5th featuring the BOSS Non Wing Sprint Cars, Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds, and the Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints. Full details regarding the event can be found on the Waynesfield Raceway Park website.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park news and information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook by liking Waynesfield Raceway Park or by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING HEADS BACK TO THE MIDWEST FOR TWO NIGHTS OF RACING DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND:

After a quick trip across the border, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is back in the states for two nights of racing in the Midwest. Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart head to Hartford (Mich.) Speedway on Friday followed up with Wilmot (Wisc.) Raceway on Saturday.

HARTFORD WINNER: Last year, Larson Marks Racing opened the night by qualifying 10th, before Stewart advanced two positions in his heat race to earn a spot in the Craftsman Club Dash. In the dash, the Bixby, Okla., native earned the second starting spot for the main event. Stewart took the lead from the drop of the green flag and extended it in lapped traffic until the caution came out with eight laps remaining. He was able to get the jump on the final restart and maintained the lead in the closing laps to earn the victory.

LAST YEAR AT WILMOT: In Larson Marks Racing's first visit to Wilmot Raceway, Stewart timed in ninth quickest and finished third in the first heat race of the night, locking himself into the 40-lap feature event. Stewart took the green flag for the main event from the ninth position and raced as high as fifth before finishing in sixth place.

NORTH OF THE BORDER: On Tuesday, the Larson Marks Racing team headed across the northern border to compete at Ohsweken Speedway in Oshweken, Ontario, Canada for the Six Nations Showdown. Stewart was the fastest qualifier in Flight B of time trials and finished third in his heat race. He started 10th in the 30-lap main event, but the LMR No. 2 lacked grip on the high-banked 3/8-mile circuit resulting in a 15th-place finish.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and driver/entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Larson will be at Pocono Raceway this weekend to compete in the NMECS race.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Lee Stauffer of York, Penn., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Dennis Christ of Fredericksburg, Penn.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday night's race at Wilmot Raceway, Larson Marks Racing will be back on track Friday, August 4 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Prelude to the Ironman 55.

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

STATS: RACES: 53 FAST TIME: 3 WINS: 4 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 15 TOP-10 FINISHES: 35

 

 

David Gravel looks for three wins in a row at Wilmot Raceway in the Badger 40 for the World of Outlaws

WILMOT, Wisc. — July 27, 2017 — When asked to pinpoint what has made him so successful at Wilmot Raceway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, David Gravel can’t quite put his finger on one specific item. He has made two starts with the Outlaws at the 1/3-mile in Wisconsin and both times he has been victorious at the end of the 40-lapper.

Gravel returns to Wilmot Raceway this weekend on Saturday, July 29 for the running of the Badger 40 for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The event will mark the fifth times the series has visited the track, with Gravel being the only repeat winner.

“It’s been two different cars and two different teams, but the same result,” said Gravel of his wins at Wilmot in 2014 and 2016. “I’m looking forward to going back there. It’s a very unique track with turns one and two being a lot different than turns three and four. For some reason, I have that track down pretty well. I think I’ve gained some fans in that area, so hopefully we can put on a good show for them and see if we can get three in a row.”

Since the last time that Gravel and his fellow World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors raced at Wilmot, some re-configuring was done to the track surface. Having veteran crew chief Barry Jackson in his corner, Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team will evaluate the surface on race day and compare notes from the past.

“When we get there, we’ll kind of check out what they did,” he noted. “I keep hearing that they wanted to add some banking to the track. For me, I kind of made the top work, even as flat as it was. I’m guessing the top will now probably be a little more dominant than it was before. In the past, the bottom was the fastest until that slicked off and then the top came in. Now, it will probably be that the top comes in and the bottom might come in later in the night. Hopefully it’s not too much different than last year and we can have the same result.”

Earlier this month, Gravel picked up his 10th win of the season in the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio. For the 25-year-old, it marked a new career high with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Gravel won nine races last year and reaching double digits was a big goal for the CJB Motorsports team this year. The Connecticut native is already twice ahead of his pace from last year, as he had five wins entering the Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway in 2016.

“It’s been a good year,” Gravel said. “Getting to that double digit win total was a big goal of ours. Now that we are there, we’ll keep chugging along. We have an important couple of months we are in the middle of, so hopefully we can carry some momentum through that entire time.”

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is in the midst of the traditional “Month of Money.” Gravel, who has a couple of high-dollar events remaining during this stretch, won the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway last year. Remaining on the docket of marquee events this year is the $20,000-to-win Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts in Pevely, Mo., and the “granddaddy of them all” the $150,000-to-win 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Iowa in August.

“There is always added pressure, but I don’t think it gets to me too much,” he explained of the ‘Month of Money.’ “We look at the Kings Royal, Silver Cup, Summer Nationals and Ironman 55 as just another race. We are always up for the challenge when the big money is on the line. That’s when the driver has to step up and come through. That’s how your make yourself a great driver, you have to step up on the big stage.”

Gravel, who finished a career-best third in points last year, is in that same position this season, with around 35 race nights remaining this season. Along with his 10 wins, Gravel has 45 top-10 finishes, which is second-most in the series. He also has 29 top-five finishes, which is third-most, behind eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz, the current point leader and Brad Sweet, who sits second in points. Gravel is currently 42 points behind Sweet in the battle for second and 130 markers behind Schatz for the top spot.

“We’d like to duplicate what we’ve done so far,” said Gravel, of his outlook for the second half of the season. “We kind of started the season off a little rough, with a DNF (did not finish) the first race of the year. We struggled in Las Vegas a little bit, but ever since then, we have been very fast. Hopefully we can keep it up. If we can get close to that 20-win mark that would be pretty amazing. We’ll see what we can do and keep chugging along.”

Tickets for the Badger 40, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 29 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Bike Races Added to Saturday Night Live! Program at Mercer Raceway Park

(Mercer, PA July 26, 2017): Mercer Raceway Park will host bicycle races for the children this Saturday, July 29. "This will be a fun night at the racetrack," said owner Bill Altman. "It is great to see the friends and family cheering on the future stars!" Altman added, "several of our competitors got their starts riding their bikes at Mercer and other area speedways." This is all made possible by Turn 4 Toilets and Ray's Racing Collectibles.

Please remember that all children must have their helmets to participate.

Saturday Night Live! action will also take place on the speedway. The racing will be intense, as drivers try to gather precious points towards the championships. "We are entering the final stretch run." Altman explained, "the season championships will be decided before Labor Day, so there are only a handful of opportunities."

Clarion's Michael Bauer, known as "the Professor," jumped 14 points ahead of defending track champion, Jack Sodeman, Jr., in the Precise Racing Products 410 Sprint Cars. Bauer has emerged as the leading feature winner, with three tallies to only one for Sodeman. Other feature winners expected to compete are Rod George and A.J. Flick. But, there are several others who could break through, including George Hobaugh, Jr., Dan Kuriger, Gary Kreiss, Jr., Mike Miller, and Jimmy Morris, to name a few.

In the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds, Jimmy Holden has a commanding 87 point margin over Lonnie Riggs thanks to five feature wins. Riggs, Kyle Fink, and Jeff Schaffer, Sr. have also graced victory lane. But, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Richard Whitney, Tommy Kristyak, and many more could earn their first victories of the season.

One of the closest contests is in the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint Cars. Darin Gallagher holds a slim two point advantage over recent winner Gregg McCandless. Andy Priest has four victories to his credit, but mechanical problems have him far behind that duo in the championship hunt. Mike Marano, II, Jeremy Kornbau, and Joe Sylvester are others who could grab a win this weekend.

Likewise, in the Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stock ranks, Tim Callahan has a two point lead over Bill Fuchs. Defending champion Tyler Fulton, Isaac Paden, and Shane Shook are others who could move up in the standings with a trip to the winner's circle.

In the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, only four points separate Shane Webb and Bobby Springer. Mark Marcucci has four triumphs, and Kurt Eckstrom and Dug Stanley have also scored victories. You just never know who will come out on top in this class!

The gates will open at 4 p.m., and practice and qualifying will start at about 5:30. Heat racing will follow.

Regular event ticket pricing will prevail, so adults can attend for $13, seniors (60+) for $11, and students (9-15) for $5. The children (8 and under) will be free, as always. Family Passes will be available for $28, and that will apply for two adults and up to four minors of any age. Pit Passes will be $30.

August will be action packed, so plan to be at Mercer Raceway Park often. The fourth annual Putsy Kekich Memorial will be held on August 5. Smackdown! will be on August 12, pitting the BRP Modified Tour against the track's Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds. August 19 will be the Summer Shootout featuring some of Ohio's best in a true border war. The FAST 410 and 305 Sprints will invade, taking on Mercer's own Precise Racing 410s and Bonnell's Rod Shop 305s. Then August 26 will bring in the Patriot Sprint Tour to make up for a rainout.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park for 2107 include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Ritenour Equipment Center, Pizza Joe's, AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

Bowers Overcomes Early Incident to Score Runner-Up Result

Inside Line Promotions - OGILVIE, Minn. (July 26, 2017) - Ryan Bowers put on a great show last Saturday when he returned to his home track and charged to a second-place finish at Wagamon's Ogilvie Raceway with the Upper Midwest Sprint Series.

"It was a pretty good weekend," he said. "It's always good to come back to this track and see the familiar faces of friends, family and a lot of our sponsors."

Bowers drew a decent pill that lined him and the Seidenkranz Brothers Racing team up fourth in a heat race. He quickly made it to the top spot and drove away with the victory.

"Getting the win in the heat race started us toward the back of the challenge race," Bowers said. "Our car was really strong and we made it up to the front and finished second."

That earned Bowers a spot in the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 1 to start the main event on the pole.

"We got a really good start, but were already in traffic by the fourth or fifth lap," he said. "The guy who started in third had a good run, too, and we got into each other and I spun into the infield."

Nothing was damaged from the spin and Bowers was able to restart in the 17 th position.

"We charged back up through the field and made it to second before the checkered flag flew," he said. "I think if we could have got a caution it would have made for an interesting race."

Bowers and his new team have raced together only a few times, but have consistently showed speed and progress.

"I'm having a really great time driving for Seidenkranz Brothers Racing," he said. "I can't thank them enough for giving me this opportunity."

Bowers and the team will be off for the next few weeks before resuming competition on Aug. 18 at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn., with the UMSS Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Wagamon's Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn. - Heat race: 1 (4); Challenge Race: 2 (7); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 18 at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids, Minn., with the UMSS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanBowers.us

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hilltop Camper and RV

Hilltop Camper and RV is a third-generation family owned and operated sales, service, rental and parts business. For more than 65 years, Hilltop Camper and RV has made customer satisfaction its top priority, understanding the customers' aspirations and always evolving to match customer needs, technology and marketplace demands. For more information, visit http://www.HilltopCamper.com.

"I worked at Hilltop Camper and RV for about seven years and now my wife works there," Bowers said. "They are pretty much like family to us. It's been a great opportunity to represent their company and be part of their family."

Bowers would also like to thank Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, Farmers Insurance Jeffrey Greene Agency, GRP Motorsports, Champion Helmets, Speedwerx, Racecoatings, Elevated Health Center and Liquid Nitro for their continued support.

 

 

Baughman Adds Another Top-10 Finish in 360 Class at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - CALIFORNIA, Mo. (July 26, 2017) - Josh Baughman earned his second straight top-10 finish in the 360ci winged sprint car class at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday to highlight a busy weekend.

"I feel like our 360 program is solid," he said. "We have room to improve, but I think we stand on good ground. We have a way to go with our 410 program. We're working hard at it."

The weekend began on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where Baughman did double duty for the second time this season.

He qualified 21st quickest, placed eighth in a heat race and 23 rd in the main event in the 410 class.

"It's tough whenever you get so far behind like we did in qualifying," he said. "Dirty air is critical and when you're starting at the back of a heat race and the back of the main event your car has to be flawless and you have to be perfect as a driver to pass a bunch of cars."

Baughman set himself up better in the 360 class that night by timing in ninth quickest during qualifying before maneuvering from fourth to win a heat race. That started him on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"Our goal is to prepare for the 360 Knoxville Nationals and this was one of the final opportunities of the season to get everything dialed in," he said. "We didn't quite hit it right in the main event and mostly maintained just outside the top five. It was a good night to pick up a top 10 and learn more about the track and our program."

Baughman posted an eighth-place finish.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Double X Speedway, where Baughman scored his lone victory this season during his most recent visit. He opened Sunday's show by finishing where he started - third - in an ASCS Warrior Region heat race. That earned enough points to lock into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 3 to start the main event third.

"We ran third pretty much the entire race," he said. "We were there to contend for the win at times and we were about to finish third when the cushion bit us at the end."

Baughman was running third when he got upside down after the cushion snagged his race car and sent him flipping off the track. He was credited with an 11th-place result.

Baughman is scheduled to compete this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway and Sunday at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (410 class) - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 8 (7); Feature: 23 (20).

July 22 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (360 class) - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 8 (5).

July 23 - Double X Speedway in California, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 11 (3).

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Beard Equipment

Beard Equipment was founded in 2006 in Midland, Texas, on the belief that a need existed for a supplier of quality equipment with knowledgeable sales people and customer service. Beard Equipment originally serviced Texas exclusively, but expanded its reach in 2007 to surrounding states and nationwide in early 2011. For more information, visit http://www.BeardEquipCo.com.

"Beard Equipment has been a great supporter and has helped us to get where we're at," Baughman said. "We look forward to getting them in the Winner's Circle several times this season."

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

 

 

Sides Focusing on Improving Qualifying Results When Mother Nature Plays Nice

Inside Line Promotions - OHSWEKEN, Ontario, Canada (July 26, 2017) - Jason Sides has spent most of the last week trying to dodge rain drops as wet weather postponed two of the five World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races in the Northeast.

"You're expecting to race and in the middle of the summer it shouldn't be raining," he said. "It is frustrating, although you enjoy a rainout every now and again when you have four or five races in a row."

Sides said his struggles in qualifying hampered his recent results, beginning a week ago Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. Sides timed in ninth quickest in his group before he advanced from fifth to third place in a heat race. He then ended 14th after starting the main event on the outside of the fifth row.

Sides again qualified ninth quickest in a group three nights later as the Summer Nationals kicked off at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. He advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race and from 14 th to 12th place in the main event.

"When you put yourself in that position of not qualifying well you get what you can the rest of the night," he said. "It's so tough to pass these days and when you're starting midpack or in the back it's really hard to make your way to the front."

Sides improved his qualifying result on Saturday during the Summer Nationals finale at Williams Grove Speedway. He qualified third quickest in his group, placed second in a heat race and ended seventh in the dash to start the $20,000-to-win main event seventh.

"We made some changes and got it better," he said. "We were looking forward to the feature and of course the rain came."

Rain hammered the area just before the A Main started and postponed the main event until September.

Sides then made the seven-hour trip to Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y., for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout on Sunday, but weather intervened and postponed the show until October.

The weather improved for the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown on Tuesday at Ohsweken Speedway. Unfortunately, Sides qualified ninth quickest in his group again. He finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race to make the main event.

"It was one of the slickest times we've seen that track," he said. "It was like driving on ice. It would have helped if it took rubber about 20 laps earlier. That's how tough it was."

Sides ended with a 21st-place result.

He is slated to compete this Friday at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich., for the Battle of Michigan and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., for the Badger 40 with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 14 (10).

July 21 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 12 (14).

July 22 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 7 (5); Feature: POSTPONED (7).

July 25 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 21 (18).

SEASON STATS -

54 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 20 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 41 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Mich., for the Battle of Michigan and Saturday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., for the Badger 40 with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Racing Products

King Racing Products builds the strongest, lightest and most affordable American made sprint car products. For more information, visit http://www.KingRacingProducts.com .

"King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn't be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series without their partnership," Sides said. "King Racing Products builds a great selection of parts for racers so I would encourage every driver to give them a shot."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, BR Motorsports, 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.

 

 

Lawrence Records Podium Finish at Battleground Speedway with ASCS Gulf South Region

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (July 26, 2017) - Zane Lawrence earned another podium finish last Saturday at Battleground Speedway with the ASCS Gulf South Region.

Lawrence opened the night by starting on the inside of the second row in a heat race. He advanced one position to finish second, which earned enough points for a spot in the feature redraw.

"The track in the heat races was kind of a one-groove track to start off with," he said. "We didn't have very much to work with, but ended up being able to gain a position and make the redraw."

Lawrence pulled the No. 3 during the random redraw, which started him third in the main event.

"They ended up packing the track a little bit to widen out the racing groove and the support divisions widened it out even more, which helped," he said. "We didn't get a good start and ending up falling back a few positions early on, but we had a good enough car to work back up into the top three."

Lawrence ended the feature event where he started - third. It marked his ninth top-five finish of the season.

The team will be back in action this weekend with the USAC Gulf Coast Midget Series on Friday at Boyd Speedway in Boyd, Texas, and Saturday at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 16 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Boyd Speedway in Boyd, Texas, and Saturday at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, with the USAC Gulf Coast Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Pediatric Eye Specialist

Pediatric Eye Specialist helps kids see what's possible. From simple vision problems to conditions requiring surgery, they're there to help. The education, experience and passion of board-certified ophthalmologists, along with pediatric-focused optometrists and orthoptists, make Pediatric Eye Specialists one of the most comprehensive vision care centers in North Texas. For more information, visit http://www.PediatricEyes.com.

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

Lawrence would also like to thank Lawrence Towing, WR Roofing, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, B&B Automotive, Astro Titanium and Mark Burch Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Scelzi Captures Sprint Invaders Win in Iowa for First Career Triumph Outside Home State

Inside Line Promotions - DUBUQUE, Iowa (July 26, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi recorded his first career feature victory outside of his home state of California on Tuesday evening when he made his debut at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway.

Scelzi and his family owned, Roth Motorsports backed team kicked off the Sprint Invaders event by charging from sixth to second place during a heat race. That earned a spot in the dash, in which Scelzi advanced from third to second place. The feature redraw lined him up on the outside of the second row for the 25-lap main event.

"I ripped the top and was able to get into second down the backstretch and I slid the leader in turn three, but the yellow flag came out," he said. "The top two crashed so that lined me up on the outside of the front row on the restart. Terry (McCarl) got the jump and I followed him around. I started working the bottom in turns one and two. I was able to get by him and then we started sliding each other for the lead. We changed the lead five or six times throughout the race. With about 10 laps to go I was able to clear him and maintain the lead. We got through traffic really well and were able to get the win.

"It was huge to be able to win outside of California. The biggest thing about it is we're racing with guys like Terry McCarl and Bill Balog. Being able to race that hard with a veteran like Terry and beat him was huge for us."

The victory highlighted a busy last week for the team, which transitioned to 360ci winged sprint car competition last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Unfortunately, mechanical gremlins plagued the team throughout the night and Scelzi was unable to finish a heat race or start the B Main.

The team fixed the problem prior to Sunday's ASCS Warrior Region event at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., where Scelzi advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race to line up ninth in the A Main.

"Cars started crashing before I got to the flag stand when we started the feature," he said. "I got hit by a flipping car. It broke the stud off the right rear shock. We restarted at the back and went from 22nd to eighth in 15 laps, basically just trying to stay out of trouble. We had a restart on Lap 15. I slid someone for sixth or seventh and we made contact in turn one. I spun around and at that point I decided park it."

Scelzi was credited with a 16th-place result.

The busy scheduled resumes this weekend when Scelzi will compete on Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.; on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in both the 410 and 360 classes; and on Sunday at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: DNF (3); B Main: DNS (1).

July 23 - Double X Speedway in California, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 16 (9).

July 25 - Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa - Heat race: 2 (6); Dash: 2 (3); Feature: 1 (4).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 2 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.; Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa (both 410 and 360); and Sunday at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Scelzi Enterprises

In 1979, brothers Mike, James and Gary Scelzi began manufacturing their line of flatbeds out of their company's 4,500-square-foot facility in Fresno, Calif. They added truck service bodies and crane bodies to their line in 1990. Today, Scelzi Enterprises is the Valley's largest manufacturer and supplier of truck bodies and parts. The operation includes 16 acres with more than 200,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities in Fresno alone. Scelzi Enterprises creates custom truck bodies for a wide range of customers, from single vehicles for individuals to entire fleets for some of California's largest companies and utilities. For more information, visit http://www.SEInc.com .

"Scelzi Enterprises has been around long before my brother and I," Scelzi said. "My dad and uncles have been involved in racing for years. They owned a sand dragster when my dad was young and started racing, and my uncle owned a very famous hard top years ago with many famous California drivers behind the wheel, including the one and only Al Pombo."

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

 

 

White Learns During Night of Testing at Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 26, 2017) - Harli White is excited to return to the 'Sprint Car Capital of the World' this Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour following her season debut at the famed half-mile oval last weekend.

"We went there to test and try things," she said. "We tried some different things to see how the car would feel and react. The whole plan was to get laps and practice before the big shows coming up."

White made her Knoxville Raceway season debut by qualifying 26th quickest. She then finished where she started - seventh - in a heat race before advancing from sixth to fifth place in the B Main to miss transferring into the main event by only one position.

"We didn't time trial well," she said. "We don't get to do that very often so we struggle at that. That started us at the back of the heat race and we never could get caught up. It was disappointing to miss making the A Main, but it's one of the toughest race tracks I've run on. We went to get some laps and see how we performed. We have a better idea of where to put the car starting out the next time we race there."

White will head back to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday to open a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader. The series will then visit Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, on Sunday.

"It's all about time trialing," she said. "We have to qualify good and set ourselves up for a better starting position in the heat race. And I'm excited to make my debut at Mason City on Sunday. New tracks are always fun and help me be a better driver."

White enters the doubleheader ranked ninth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 5 (6).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Harli-White-Racing-116791735008839/?fref=ts

APPAREL -

White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at http://www.harliwhiteracing.net/shopping/ .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Mower Shop

The Mower Shop, which was established in 1986 in Fort Smith, Ark., is a Grasshopper specialist and a leading supplier of lawnmower parts. For more information, visit http://www.The-Mower-Shop-Inc.com .

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

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

 

 

Bruce Jr. Charges Forward at Lake Ozark Speedway and Double X Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CALIFORNIA, Mo. (July 26, 2017) - Tony Bruce Jr. charged toward the front during both ASCS Warrior Region main events last weekend in Missouri.

Bruce Jr. and the Smith Family No. 86 team kicked off the doubleheader on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, where maneuvering from seventh to fifth place in a heat race lined Bruce Jr. up 13th in the main event.

"The heats were tough because there were a lot of good cars there," he said. "We were only able to pass two cars.

"We slowly picked people off in the main event. Eventually the groove was one lane around the top. We made our way up to fifth and had a late-race restart after an open red. We tried to get the car to work on the bottom because everyone was up top. It didn't work and we lost a spot. It was a gamble, but it was either stay in line and run fifth or try something and if it works out, who knows. I knew I had a lap and if I got passed just to get back in line."

Bruce Jr. ended with a sixth-place finish.

The weekend concluded the following night at Double X Speedway, where Bruce Jr. finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race. That lined him up 15th in the A Main.

"Being on a tight bullring like that the first half of the race is all about survival and the last half is go out there and get everything you can," he said. "The first half I let everyone be overly aggressive and we took the spots we could. After all the carnage I think we were sitting around eighth or ninth and then I was able to make some moves the last half of the race to pass cars."

Bruce Jr. rallied to a fourth-place result, which was his sixth top five of the season.

"Our draw right now is awful because we keep starting toward the back of the heat races and anymore in sprint car racing you have to start in the first two or three rows of the A Main to win," he said. "We made our way forward in both A Mains and we passed a lot of cars this weekend. We just need to start up front to contend for the wins."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 6 (13).

July 23 - Double X Speedway in California, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 4 (15).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - The Oil Medics

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, The Oil Medics services diesel trucks and distributes racing oil for sprint car engines and rear ends. For more information, visit http://www.TheOilMedics.com.

"Bill and the entire Jewell family have been more than just a great sponsor, but also great friends," Bruce Jr. said. "They specialize in truck maintenance and fuel economy, which has saved us hundreds of dollars the past few years in diesel fuel."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wheeler Metals, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Posts Season-Best World of Outlaws Result at Williams Grove

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 26, 2017) - Trey Starks tied his best finish of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last Friday when he placed 13th at Williams Grove Speedway during the opening night of the Summer Nationals.

It also marked his career-best result at the half-mile oval during World of Outlaws competition.

"Williams Grove is a really tough and unique track," he said. "Being able to be consistent there is a big confidence booster. It's a tough place to run well at. A lot of guys struggle there and that was us for a while. Lately it seems we're starting to figure things out."

The night began with Starks guiding the Gobrecht Motorsports team to the second quickest qualifying time in their group. Starks then won a heat race from the pole to lock into the dash. A sixth-place result in the dash lined him up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"We were running really good toward the beginning of the night," he said. "We ran sixth for most of the A Main, but we had a slew of cautions with about 10 laps to go. It hurt us big time. It seemed like we always restarted on the outside and got moved out of the way. That shuffled us pretty good."

Starks held on for the 13th-place result.

He opened the finale on Saturday by qualifying fifth quickest in a group. Starks placed fourth in the heat race to lock into the 14th starting position for the main event, which was postponed until September because of a rain storm.

"I feel a lot better about our race package," he said. "We're looking to hopefully going forward and to be the one going by cars and not being passed."

Next up for Starks is a trip to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this Saturday for the first time this season.

"I think we did all right last year," he said. "It felt like we just got going during the Knoxville Nationals. We finally made the A Main on the Friday night show and were rolling. If we had a few more laps at the place it'd really help so this year that's what we're doing. We're going out a week early and will run the Capitani Classic before the Nationals as well."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 6 (5); Feature: 13 (6).

July 22 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: POSTPONED (14).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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 - 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 produces the best product available and are awesome people to work with," Starks said. "We've been with them for a long time and are grateful for their support."

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

 

 

Hagar Wins at Double X Following Top Five at Lake Ozark

Inside Line Promotions - CALIFORNIA, Mo. (July 26, 2017) - Derek Hagar capped a strong weekend by earning his sixth victory of the season last Sunday at Double X Speedway with the ASCS Warrior Region.

The night began with Hagar winning a heat race after lining up on the outside of the front row.

"We got a good pill draw to start the night and we took advantage," he said. "I beat the polesitter into turn one and we won the heat. That put us as the high points driver."

It locked Hagar into the feature redraw for the $3,000-to-win Clyde Wood Memorial A Main.

"I had my crew guy do the redraw for me and he pulled the No. 1 so he gets to keep his job this week," Hagar joked.

Hagar took advantage of the pole position as he led the distance to garner his first career win at the bullring.

"It was a long feature," he said. "We had a bunch of reds. We had a couple of hard charges from Zach Daum and Randy Martin that we had to hold off. Randy threw a slider on me in turn one on a restart. I crossed underneath him and took the lead back coming out of turn two. We did what we needed to do to stay out front and come home with the win."

The weekend began on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., where Hagar powered from seventh to third place during an ASCS Warrior Region heat race. That earned a spot in the feature redraw, in which Hagar pulled the second-highest number - seven - to start the main event seventh.

"We got by a couple of cars on the start and then on restarts we could do some slide jobs," he said. "As the race went on the car got worse. We were up to third and then Zach Daum got by us. It wasn't our best outing, but we learned a couple of things we can do different the next time we race there."

Hagar held on for a fourth-place finish.

He will return to action this Saturday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., with the USCS Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 4 (7).

July 23 - Double X Speedway in California, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

23 races, 6 wins, 17 top fives, 18 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 20 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

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

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, B&D Towing, 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.

 

 

Kulhanek Returns to Action With Dominating ASCS Gulf South Win

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (July 26, 2017) - A four-week hiatus from the track failed to cool Ray Allen Kulhanek's recent hot streak as he raced to a dominating win Saturday night at Battleground Speedway.

After winning his heat race from the pole, Kulhanek charged from the eighth starting spot to the lead in a handful of laps and he pulled away to capture the night's ASCS Gulf South Region main event.

"Going into the first turn, everyone in front of me kind of fought for the middle and bottom of the track, leaving the top wide open for me," he said. "I was in third coming out of turn two and then I slid the guy going into turn three for second. It took me another couple of laps before I got the lead and I kind of checked out from there."

It was the fourth win in the last six races - while finishing second in the other two - for the ASCS Gulf South Region points leader.

"We've done the exact same thing to our car every week since our first win," he said. "This was the first time that I wished we would have done something a little different. Even though we were good, there were a couple of things that we could have done to make the car better.

"But that's a good confidence booster - knowing that even though we came from eighth to win, we still could have been better. The next time we race on a track like that, we can make changes that will make us faster."

Kulhanek will once again be idle from racing for a considerable amount of time, with his next weekend of racing scheduled for Aug. 18 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Aug. 19 at South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region. While a break from racing at this point in the season can sometimes be welcomed, it's not particularly what a driver looks forward to when he's on a roll.

"I don't really want to be sitting out right now, but that's the way the schedule is," he said.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race 1 (1); Feature 1 (8).

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 5 wins, 11 top 5s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 18 at Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas, and Aug. 19 at South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kulhanek_Ray

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

APPAREL -

Kulhanek will have apparel available for sale at his race trailer throughout the season. For a list of his scheduled events, visit http://www.RayAllenKulhanek.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Miller's RV Park

Located in Grangerland, Texas, Miller's RV Park is a large space for travelers to park motorhomes for short visits or long stays.

"It's just a nice country setting for people to relax," Kulhanek said. "The RV park is actually where we have the race shop so it's cool to meet people from all over the country."

Kulhanek would also like to thank Big Bass Tour, Texas Rotating Equipment, Alcon Construction, GoPro, J&J Auto Racing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Smiley's Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, Outlaw Wings, Hoosier Racing Tire Southwest, Penske Racing Shocks, C4 Graphics, Simpson Race Products and Marvin and Peggy Pearson for their support.

 

 

Dover Digging for Luck After Last-Lap Misfortune at I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (July 26, 2017) - Jack Dover is aiming to turn his luck around as two of the biggest weeks of sprint car racing are on the horizon.

Dover is diligently preparing for the 360 Knoxville Nationals and 410 Knoxville Nationals, which are held the first two weekends in August at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"Luck is probably 70 percent of those races," he said. "Whether it's the pill draw, where you start in races, who you start next to or who has a problem to bring out a caution, a lot of luck is involved and you need luck on your side."

Dover didn't have luck on his side last Thursday as he was hampered by a mechanical problem on the last lap of the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints event at I-80 Speedway while he was running seventh in the Chris Bowers owned sprint car.

"It goes along with the bad luck I've had this month," he said. "We've just hit a bad streak."

Dover opened the event by advancing from fourth to second place to make the feature redraw. He then pulled the highest number - eight - to start the main event on the outside of the fourth row.

"There wasn't a lot of passing so we ran around seventh the entire race," he said.

The problem on the final lap resulted in a 12th-place finish for Dover, who said he is unsure whether he will race this weekend as he is focusing on the upcoming Knoxville Nationals events.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 20 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 12 (8).

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 7 wins, 12 top fives, 15 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 24 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Carpet Land

Carpet Land has been family-owned and operated for more than 25 years and has two convenient locations in Lincoln, Neb., and Omaha, Neb. Carpet Land's goal is to provide the largest selection of in-stock flooring at discounted prices for its customers. Along with Nebraska's largest in-stock carpet inventory, the company also carries large amounts of vinyl, tile, wood, laminate, luxury vinyl tiles and planks, area rugs and room size remnants. For more information, visit http://www.CarpetLandonline.com .

"We are really excited to have Carpet Land join our team this year," Dover said. "They've been a great supporter of racing in Nebraska and I can't wait to see them to Victory Lane a lot in 2017."

Dover would also like to thank Certified Transmission, Home Pride Companies, Inc., Moss Racing Engines, Eagle Motorsports, Moss Racing Engines, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Trail Performance Coatings Inc., True Trucking, 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.

 

 

Final Four Newest Members Released for 2017 Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame

 by: Troy Hennig – Special Thanks to Tom Motter, Jim Allen and Steve Turnross ROSEVILLE, CA – (July 25, 2017) … With the 10th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic sprint car and midget race at the historic half-mile Calistoga Speedway quickly approaching we are releasing information about the final four newest members inducted into the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame. In a prior release, we talked about Rendy Boldrini, Duane Bonini, Dave Bradway Jr., and Jack Gordon. This release will focus on Chick Lastire, Jack McAfee, Don Melvin and Galen Unruh.

The 6th Annual Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame Induction dinner and awards banquet takes place on Friday night, September 1st. This evening is dedicated to the introduction of the eight newest members into the Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame. Price for this night is $55.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased through HMC-Promotions by calling (916) 773-7225 Monday thru Friday 9 AM to 5 PM or Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM. No dinner tickets sold at the door.

Chick was one of the founding members of Bay Cities Roadster Racing Association (predecessor to B.C.R.A.) back in 1939. This organization was founded to find legitimate tracks upon which to race their Modified Street Roadsters. One of the first tracks they raced on was at the Calistoga Fairgrounds track in October 1939. Chick and his brother were both injured in that Roadster race. As a car owner, chick continued to run his car at Calistoga, prior to and after World War II. “Gabby” Gilbert was his usual driver in those days. Chick was also involved with Charlie Curryer’s A.R.A. and raced Sprint cars as well as participated in Stock car races in Northern California during those Pre-war and early Post-war events. After 1946, Chick operated his sprint car at Calistoga on a regular basis with a variety of drivers in the car. In 1950, Chick won the A.R.A. (American Racing Association) Car Owner Championship. Chick stayed active in sprint car racing until the demise of the A.R.A. in 1959.

On June 15, 1974, Don Melvin posted one of the most impressive Calistoga drives ever when he stormed from 12th to the lead of the semi-main, and then came from the back to win the feature. The fans stood, and screamed as Melvin raced side-by-side to the feature checkered flag with Phil Pedlar. Melvin won by a scant margin. Melvin was a stout NARC competitor finishing in the top ten in points from 1970-1978, except 1971, when he was out with injuries from a Calistoga flip. Melvin has five career Narc wins. 21 semi main wins and 39 heat race wins. He also served as a NARC board member from 1971-1977.

Jack McAfee first began running Sprint cars at Calistoga in 1973 with an Edmunds copy car he built driven by Johnny Tiner. For the next 25 years, Jack never had a car he was involved with finish outside of the top 10 in points. In those 25 years Jack never had a major sponsor. He worked out of a two-car garage in Woodland California he had built an amazing amount of sprint cars and super modified's with just himself and his two boys. Every bit of money that went into his cars, was made by building cars and parts for other people throughout those years. He would always say “I'm 100 percent or done.” Throughout his 25 years, McAfee raced with more than 20 different drivers including fellow Calistoga Hall of Fame members Dave Bradway Jr., Gary Patterson and Rendy Boldrini.

Galen Unruh was instrumental in marketing and leading the Northern Auto Racing Club from the mid 80’s through the 90’s. Unruh was elected to the Board of Directors in 1986. A year later he was Vice President. In 1988, Unruh was elected President of NARC. After the 1996 season, he retired to enter a four-year religious study program leading to ordination. Unruh used his marketing background to put together Sponsorship Proposal packages for 38 different race teams. Most of these proposals were for NARC based teams but he also did some for teams running a 360 sprint car series.

The 6th Annual Hall of Fame Induction will take place inside the Tubbs Building located at the Calistoga Speedway. Doors will open at 5 PM and dinner is scheduled to be served at 6:30 PM. Veteran television auto racing reporter Bobby Gerould will once again be the master of ceremonies. Dinner will include Tri-Tip, salad, potatoes, veggies, and pasta along with dessert. Refreshments will include Wine, Beer, Water, Lemonade or Coffee

The 10th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic is scheduled to take place September 2nd and 3rd at the Napa Valley Fairgrounds in Calistoga. Front gate will open at 5 pm with racing scheduled to start at 6:30 PM each night. Tickets for the Louie Vermeil Classic can be purchased by calling 916-773-7223. The traditional racing format will feature both non-wing sprint cars and midgets with entrants from all over the United States.

 

Lawn Seating Available for Friday’s DCRP Driver Appreciation Night

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 26, 2017) – All of southwest Kansas and beyond is abuzz about this Friday night’s “Driver Appreciation Night” event at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

With drivers doling out tickets to the event to enhance their chances at landing the bigger prizes that will be awarded during the evening, a capacity crowd is expected to fill the grandstands and possibly then some.

To accommodate the crowd, the grassy area to the north of the grandstand seating area will be available to use for lawn chair seating on Friday night. Fans are encourage to arrive early to ensure a good seat in the grandstands or to bring a lawn chair to set up a comfortable vantage point to take in the night’s racing action that includes the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Friday’s racing action will get under way at 7:30 p.m.

Competitors at Dodge City Raceway Park have been distributing tickets to family, friends and sponsors for Friday’s racing action since the track’s last event on July 15.

Tickets that are returned to the front gate on Friday night will make those drivers eligible for all variety of product prizes including the grand prize Hinchman Racing Suit along with additional prizes supplied by Precise Racing Products, BMI, Pistons Auto/Diesel Repair, A&J Trucking, Quint Transportation, Carquest and more that will be drawn for.

Only drivers that have competed in at least 80% of this year’s DCRP events will be eligible for the grand prize while all drivers on hand will walk away with something in hand.

Additionally, the six drivers that have the most tickets turned in at the front gate by 8:15 p.m. will be eligible for a special bonus as well. Again, drivers must have competed in 80% of this year’s events to be eligible for the special bonus.

Leading the way into Friday’s tilt atop the 3/8-mile clay oval are Taylor Velasquez, Clay Sellard, Jeff Kaup, Angel Munoz and Duane Wahrman.

After picking off his first Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car win of the year, Velasquez holds a 32-point edge over Tyler Knight while past Sport Mod track champ Sellard has a 73-point advantage over defending track champ Nick Link in the IMCA Modified title chase.

Kaup is gunning for a third IMCA Sport Modified track title with a 116-point lead over Kyle Wines, Munoz has a healthy 126-point margin over Ondre Rexford in the IMCA Stock Car title chase and Wahrman is a mere eight points ahead of Reagan Sellard in the IMCA Hobby Stock battle.

Just two more nights of championship chase action remain after Friday’s “Driver Appreciation Night” including the Fourth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event on August 19 and the Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on September 16 before putting the wraps on the 2017 season with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on October 27-28.

While a large number of free tickets to Friday’s card will be distributed by drivers, additional tickets to the “Driver Appreciation” night event will be available at the gate for just $15 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consists of 14 total nights of scheduled racing action, culminating with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series for the “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 27-28. The complete 2017 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.

 

 

Christopher Bell to Vie for USAC Midget “Tuesday Night Thunder” Honors

Lonnie Wheatley, FAIRBURY, Neb. (July 26, 2017) – It’s less than one week away and the anticipation continues to build for some USAC Midget “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway.

Even NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship contender Christopher Bell is ready to go play in the dirt during next week’s “Riverside Chevrolet Tuesday Night Thunder at Jefferson County Speedway presented by Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation” on Tuesday night, August 1.

The Norman, OK, native has made good use of a limited number of dirt track starts in 2017 by racking up a half-dozen Midget wins, including the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, along with another three Sprint Car wins.

Bell will join the powerful Keith Kunz stable for “Tuesday Night Thunder”. The multi-car assault on the 1/5-mile Jefferson County Speedway clay oval also includes reigning series champion Tanner Thorson and current USAC Midget points leader Spencer Bayston.

It bolsters a loaded field that already includes defending “Tuesday Night Thunder” champion Chad Boat, reigning USAC Sprint Car champion Brady Bacon, and the Clauson-Marshall Racing trio of Tyler Courtney, Shane Golobic and Justin Grant among others.

Rounding out the Tuesday night card in Fairbury, NE, will be the JayHusker Non-Wing Micro Sprint Cars. Nebraska’s Frank Galusha topped last year’s JayHusker portion of “Tuesday Night Thunder”.

The second edition of “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Jefferson County Speedway includes an added 500 seats to accommodate the large crowd that will also be treated to an autograph session at 5:20 p.m. with all the drivers along with cold beer, fireworks and a flyover to further enhance the intense racing action atop the cozy confines of the Jefferson County Speedway clay.

It will be yet another fast-paced event that fans are sure to enjoy in the fairgrounds atmosphere with the covered grandstands, with contingency awards for every entrant including the Side Trek Bar and Grill $500 Hard Charger Award for the Midgets and Eagle Motorsports Inc. $100 Hard Charger Award for the JayHusker Non-Wing Micros.

Plenty of tasty food options will be available as well with the Totally Smoked BBQ and Side Trek Bar & Grill vendors on hand.

General admission tickets to the event are just $20 for adults with children ten and under just $5, with the first 100 through the gates receiving a free Budweiser koozie.

Qualifying will begin at 7:00 p.m. with racing action to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Along with title sponsor Riverside Chevrolet and presenting sponsors Westin Packaged Meats and Schmidt’s Sanitation, other local sponsors that are making “Tuesday Night Thunder” possible include Chappell Roofing, Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, Starr Plumbing, X-CEL NDT, Side Trek Bar and Grill, Ol' Red 99.5, Pollman Appliance, Z-Four Trucking, Vaughn Contracting, Criner's Corner and Jefferson County Visitors Committee.

A number of National and Racing Industry sponsors are making the event possible as well, including Speedway Motors, Rod End Supply, Budweiser, Eagle Motorsports Inc., Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Hepfner Racing Products, Spike Chassis and Shell Shock Helmet Painting.

More information regarding the event is available at http://www.tuesdaynightthunder.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuesdayNightThunder/.

 

 

#WinWithJ&J
J&J Auto Racing Teams Clear Triple Digit Win Total

McKENZIE, Tenn. (July 26, 2017) – McKenzie, Tenn., based sprint car chassis manufacturer J&J Auto Racing has been running a photography promotion all year long. The message is simple. When you win, post it on social media and use the hashtag #WinWithJ&J.

With over 150 wins to-date, it’s safe to assume J&J Auto Racing teams got the memo.

In the past two weeks alone, J&J Auto Racing teams have posted 28 victories in over 15 different states and two countries. The brand has seen drivers Donny Schatz and Sam Hafertepe, Jr., go back-to-back in the Kings Royal and Skagit Dirt Cup, respectively. J&J Auto Racing teams are winning across the United States and Canada, in every genre of winged sprint car racing – 410ci, 360ci and 305ci division.

2017 has been kind to J&J Auto Racing, thus far, without a doubt. Jack & Bonnie Elam, as well as the entire crew in the shop in Tennessee, would like to thank each and every team member who are living by the #WithWithJ&J motto this season.

For a complete summary of J&J Auto Racing team victories for July 11 – July 25, please see below.

DATE DRIVER TRACK/STATE SERIES
7/11/17 Josh Weller Bridgeport Speedway/NJ United Racing Club
7/14/17 Morgan Turpen Travelers Rest Speedway/SC United Sprint Car Series
7/14/17 Tyler Drueke Wagner Speedway/SD Nebraska 360 Sprint Series
7/14/17 Christopher Bell Eldora Speedway/OH World of Outlaws
7/14/17 Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Black Hills Speedway/SD American Sprint Car Series
7/14/17 Mack DeMan Ohsweken Speedway/Ont. 305ci Sprint Division
7/14/17 Jade Hastings River Cities Speedway/ND Northern Outlaw Sprint Association
7/14/17 Brian Smith Hartford Speedway/MI Michigan Traditional Sprints
7/15/17 Caleb Saiz Sandia Speedway/NM 305ci Non-Wing Sprint Division
7/15/17 Donny Schatz Eldora Speedway/OH Kings Royal (Back-to-Back)
7/15/17 Derek Hagar Crowleys Ridge Raceway/AR 360ci Sprint Division
7/15/17 Troy Severin Eastside Speedway/VA Virginia Super Sprints
7/15/17 Christian Rumsey Orange County Fair Speedway/NY CRSA 305ci Sprints
7/15/17 Kelby Watt Knoxville Raceway/IA 305ci Sprint Division
7/16/17 Wade Nygaard Red River Valley Speedway/ND Northern Outlaw Sprint Association
7/18/17 Donny Schatz Lernerville Speedway/PA World of Outlaws
7/21/17 Jared Horstman Tri-City Motor Speedway/MI Great Lakes Super Sprints/NRA Sprint Invaders
7/21/17 Cale Thomas Attica Raceway Park/OH 410ci Weekly Division
7/21/17 Lance Moss Carolina Speedway/NC United Sprint Car Series
7/21/17 Mike Bittinger Trail-way Speedway/PA 358ci Sprint Car Division
7/22/17 Mack DeMan Ohsweken Speedway/Ont. 305ci Sprint Division
7/22/17 Wade Nygaard Devils Lake Speedway/ND Northern Outlaw Sprint Association
7/22/17 Ray Allen Kulhanek Battleground Speedway/TX ASCS Gulf South Region
7/22/17 Caleb Saiz Sandia Speedway/NM 305ci Non-Wing Sprint Division
7/22/17 Jared Horstman Merritt Speedway/MI Great Lakes Super Sprints/NRA Sprint Invaders
7/22/17 Shawn Bloomquist Lawton Speedway/OK Oil Capital Racing Series
7/23/17 Derek Hagar Double X Speedway/MO ASCS Warrior Division
7/24/17 Tony Stewart Pittsburgh PA Motor Speedway All Star Circuit of Champions

 

 

Yo-yo season rolls on for Pokorski Motorsports
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 26, 2017 – The up-and-down tempo of the 2017 racing season continued for Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team in Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Sprint Car action at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds last Saturday, July 22.
With 26 PDTR Sprint Cars signed in for the night, Pokorski started eighth in the first Sprint Car heat race. Pokorski ran in the eighth spot for the first five laps before a caution flag was displayed for Al Schlafer, who spun in turn one on lap 6.
Pokorski restarted seventh and held the position at the finish to fall just short of an A-main transfer spot. He then started on the pole for the 12-lap B main and came home second to qualify for the A-main.
“The car felt great in hot laps, and it wasn’t bad in the heat race either,” Pokorski said. “Things in the heat race just didn’t shake out the way we needed them to. In the B main, we were lacking some side bite that we needed.”
After starting 18th in the Sprint Car A main, Pokorski’s car received minor damage in a three-car incident in turn 2 on lap 2 involving Doug Wondra, Nich Melis and Ryan Mayr.
The 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association Masters Series champion was unable to make up much ground the rest of the way as he posted a 17th-place finish in the final rundown.
“In the feature, we fixed some of the side bite issue from the B, and the car was better,” he said. “I’m not sure what we were doing wrong. We did get some damage in that early caution in turn 2, but I honestly can’t blame the poor performance on that. It’s just an extension of how our season has been going – very up and down. We’ll keep digging, try to correct some things and hope for good things next weekend both Saturday and Sunday night. I’m looking forward to going back to Angel Park since we didn’t get to race much the first time we were there this year.”
A doubleheader weekend for the Pokorski Motorsports team will begin this Saturday, July 29 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds. Racing is set to get under way at 6 p.m.
On Sunday, July 30, the team will head to the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie for the second of three scheduled Midwest Sprint Car Association events at the historic third-mile clay oval. Hot laps start at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.
The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2017 season include: 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, Christel Sign, Tisler Salvage Inc. 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 – Acme Armature Works Inc.
Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Acme Armature Works Inc. of Sheboygan as a new sponsor for the 2017 racing season
Acme Armature Works Inc. debuted last September when Chad Bahrs purchased Sheboygan Armature Works. Located at 2727 North 21st St. in Sheboygan, Acme Armature Works specializes in electrical and servo motor repair and sales for industrial and commercial customers.
Bahrs, who resides in Elkhart Lake with his wife Jamie and three children, describes Acme Armature Works as a one-stop electrical apparatus service shop.
“We specialize in all types of electric motors, spindles, servo motors, and electro-mechanical devices for industrial, commercial and agricultural customers,” Bahrs said. “We are a factory-authorized warranty service center for a wide range of manufactures. We also offer value-added services such as an in-house machine shop, computerized precision dynamic balancing, vibration analysis, predictive/preventative maintenance, welding and light fabricating.”
When it comes to diagnosing problems, providing proper repair analysis and delivering top-notch service for servo motors, Acme’s repair team boasts over 100 years of combined experience working with a wide selection of complex motor systems.
“We specialize in fast, accurate repair, rewind and re-manufacture of all brands of servo motors,” Bahrs said. “During our repair process, every encoder or all feedback devices are checked for proper signals and alignment.”
Acme Armature Works is PDTA (Power Transmission Distributors Association) and EASA (Electrical Apparatus Service Association) certified. In addition, Acme recently earned the Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus (ANSI/EASA AR100-2015) accreditation.
Bahrs says Acme’s ability to provide unique in-shop services sets it apart among its competition.
“I think the fact that we do balancing, machine work and welding in our shop sets us apart,” Bahrs said. “We have the ability to do blower wheel balancing, provide a wide range of machine work and weld cast iron, which you don’t see in every other shop.”
Acme Armature Works also sells many makes and models of electric and servo motors.
Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Acme Armature Works Inc. via email at info@acmearmature.com, by calling the 24-hour service line at 920-452-3389 or visiting www.acmearmature.com.
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For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com or call 920-323-7970.
2017 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, July 29 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Sunday, July 30 – Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie (MSA)
Saturday, August 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Saturday, August 12 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Sunday, August 13 – Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie (MSA)
2017 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers
Total Events – 14
MSA events – 13
IRA events – 1
A-Main Victories – 1
Top Five A-Main Finishes – 4
Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 5
Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

McMahan 12th at Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA: Invading Pennsylvania and Canada over the last week, Paul McMahan’s charge from 20th to 12th during the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and Lernerville Speedway would highlight the busy week.

“We were pretty good at Lernerville and moved forward pretty well,” Paul McMahan said. “At the Grove it was right around the top and we were holding our own but I made a mistake and got over the cushion late and lost a few positions.”

Tuesday night in Sarver, PA, McMahan would get the night started out by timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brand Lubricants backed No. 4 entry in 10th quickest in his time trial flight.

Picking up the fifth and final transfer spot in his heat, the Nashville, TN resident would move directly into the 40-lap $25k-to-win feature event where would take the green flag from the 20th starting position.

On a track that featured a beefy cushion, McMahan would have no problem working his way forward. Running an aggressive race, the California native would find himself fighting for a Top-10 finish late in the race.

Battling with Shane Stewart and Carson Macedo in the latter stages of the event, McMahan would end his charge forward with a 12th place finish.

Heading to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night for the Summer Nationals, McMahan would get off to a quick start as the All Star Performance/KSE Racing Products/FK Indy backed entry would end up sixth quickest time trial flight A.

Battling with Lucas Wolfe in heat race action, McMahan would finish in the fourth spot, and line up in the 15th starting position for the 25-lap Summer Nationals opening night feature event.

With most everyone running on the cushion in the ‘A’, McMahan would follow suit as he would pick up a couple of early spots in the running order. As the race moved along, passing would be at a premium as everyone was just about the same speed up top.

A late restart would see McMahan hit the curb too hard and it would result in him giving up some spots as he slipped back to the 18th spot .

Saturday’s feature event would succumb to rain and will now be made up in late September as part of the National Open, and Sunday’s event in New York was completely washed out.

Traveling to Oshweken Speedway in Canada on Tuesday night, McMahan simply summed it up by stating it was a rough night.

Unable to do much in the feature event, McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team would come away with a 19th place finish.

“We just couldn’t get going and really struggled at Ohsweken Speedway,” McMahan said. “Now is the time of the year where we need to be running well so we will go to work this week and do everything we can to be better at Hartford Speedway and Wilmot Raceway this weekend.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-59, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-17.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team will return to action on Friday night at Hartford Speedway and on Saturday night at Wilmot Raceway.

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

 

 

BACKLUND, MAYS TO SIGN BOOKS AT FAIRBURY

Fairbury, Neb. July 25th – Racing legend Jon Backlund and author Bob Mays will be in attendance for the signing of the new book, The High Banks, Belleville’s Amazing Track and the Men Who Tried to Tame Her, 1910-1997, at the Jefferson County Speedway on Tuesday, August 1st. during the running of Tuesday Night Thunder featuring USAC Midgets. Backlund, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, had a long career on the Belleville High Banks, sweeping the 1971 events and winning the BCRA sprint car championship in process. He was also a regular contender at the Belleville Midget Nationals with his best finish a second in 1987, behind Sleepy Tripp. Jon is a member of the High Banks Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2000. For Mays, who co-wrote The High Banks!, with National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees, Beryl and L.A. Ward, this is his sixth book on racing history. He was inducted into the High Banks Hall of Fame in 2006. The book signing will begin at 5:00pm at the Fastrack Publishing booth behind the grandstand and continue until the beginning of hot laps for the USAC midgets. The High Banks! sells for $49.95, and is also available from Fastrack Publishing, 5220 N. 10th St., Lincoln, Nebraska 68521, 402-416-4110 or from the High Banks Hall of Fame Museum in Belleville, Kansas, P.O. Box 264, Belleville, Kansas 66935, 785-527-2526.

 

 

TK Thrills at Rapid Speedway

(Rapid Speedway)

PETERSEN MEDIA- Running at Rapid Speedway and Knoxville Raceway over the course of the last week, Tim Kaeding would get back to his winning ways during the Randy Droescher Memorial on Tuesday night.

“It was good to get back in victory lane with our 360,” Tim Kaeding said. “Knoxville we just couldn’t get going, so we will get back there this week and try again with the Nationals coming up extremely quick.”

Winning his heat race form the pole, TK would line the Folkens Bros. Trucking/East River Homes/Dammer Trucking backed no. 3 machine up in the third row for the feature event.

When the race came to life, Kaeding would get collected in a pile up in turns one and two and would be forced to the back of the pack. With no issues to his Lunstra Motorsports machine, TK would go on to absolutely thrill all that were in attendance on this night.

Putting his machine all over the track, Kaeding’s machine was good high, low and in the middle. Thrilling the crowd with each and every move, Kaeding would take advantage of several restarts to continue gain positions as he marched to the front.

On lap 14, Kaeding would pass for the lead but the yellow flag would again waive and negate his pass. Going back to the second spot, the San Jose, CA driver would make his move on the restart and this time the move would stick, as the caution would again fly a lap later.

Out in front, Kaeding would not be denied, as he would successfully charge his way from the back of the pack to claim a very exciting win.

Kaeding and company would return to action on Saturday night as they made the trip to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA.

Timing in 17th quickest in qualifying, Kaeding would race his way to a heat race win and line up in the seventh starting position in the 20-lap A main event.

Racing hard in the feature, TK couldn’t get going as he was forced to miss his marks as he avoided some questionable moves by his competitors. Doing all he could, the California native would keep his machine well inside the Top-10 as he battled with Dusty Zomer and Justin Henderson.

When the quick race came to a close, Kaeding would cross under the checkered flag in the ninth position.

“Saturday night, I just couldn’t hit my marks,” Kaeding said. “We were in a group and guys were going every which way and it made it tough to get going. We have a pretty good car right now, and we will work hard to fine tune it these next couple of weeks.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Folkens Bros. Trucking, Dammer Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, East River Homes, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Kaeding and Lunstra Motorsports will at Jackson Motorplex on Friday, Knoxville on Saturday competing in both classes, and will also race the ASCS National Tour at Mason City on Sunday.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-30, Wins-4, Top-5’s-10, Top-10’s-17

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

 

 

Stambaugh rallies at Pittsburgh; New York All Star trip next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, OH (July 26, 2017) - After an impressive charge from 17th to seventh during I-79 Summer Shootout competition at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, “Mad Max” Stambaugh will now move ahead and prepare himself, as well as the familiar Ray Marshall Motorsports entry, for three consecutive nights of action in New York, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Outlaw Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway, and Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 28-30, respectively.

Stambaugh, the current Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year point leader, will chase big money during his trip to The Empire State. The three-race campaign will award a total winner’s share exceeding $20,000; $5,000 at Outlaw Speedway, $10,000 at Orange County Fair Speedway, and $7,000 at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

“We were excited about our run at Pittsburgh. All we need to do now is get our qualifying program dialed in a little better,” Stambaugh said, pilot of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./No. 33M. “All three tracks in New York will be new to me. We are going to do our homework this week and see what we can do to be in the hunt for all three big paydays.”

In addition to his top-ten performance at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports charged from 23rd to 14th at Eriez (PA) Speedway on Friday, July 21. The Elida, Ohio, native has earned five top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition in 2017 and currently finds himself fourth in the Series driver standings.

“I can’t thank Ray Marshall and the entire team enough for their support this year,” Stambaugh said. “Most of this tour is brand new to me. I’m learning a lot. Fortunately, Ray is patient and understands how demanding this deal is.”

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www..maxstambaugh.com. Follow “Mad Max” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook. Those seeking additional information regarding Ray Marshall Motorsports should visit the team live on the Web at www.raymarshallmotorsports.com.

2015 Wins: 5 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) - 360ci)

2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)

2017 Highlights: Qualified for all three main events at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL.) with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Opened year with Ray Marshall Motorsports with top-five at Attica Raceway Park on March 24. Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Finished sixth against NRA Sprint Invaders at Limaland on April 21. Earned two consecutive top-five finishes in Michigan on May 5-6; third against GLSS Sprints at I-96 Speedway and fourth against SOD Sprints at Crystal Motor Speedway. Third against NRA Sprint Invaders at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, May 27. Earned 12th place finish against Arctic Cat All Stars at Mercer Raceway Park on June 3. Finished ninth at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10; won respective race heat race. Finished ninth at Muskingum County Speedway during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Finished ninth at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, July 1. Charged from 17th to seventh at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Monday, July 24.

2017 Wins: N/A

Max Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc., Fastenal of Kenton, DPI Ink Graphics, Hempy Water, Lima Powder Coating, Blue Room, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Fully Injected Motorsports, and Specialized Therapy

 

 

Royal Purple NSRA Sprintcars Head To Evergreen For July 29th Rory Price Memorial

By Ben Deatherage Monroe, Washington- After taking over a month of time off since the Diamond Cup the Royal Purple NSRA Sprintcars head to Evergreen Speedway on Saturday, July 29th. The Monroe, Washington facility will host the annual Rory Price Memorial and marks the only time in 2017 that the series visits the Evergreen State.

This race is run in honor of the late Rory Price who competed in dirt and pavement Sprint Cars, 410 or 360 Sprints , both Winged and Non-Winged, and even Midgets. He was tragically lost during Non-Wing Sprint Car test at Evergreen in March of 2006. There has been a race ran in his honor every year since his passing. During his driving tenure, he piloted cars for well known Sprint Car owners such as Wil Kennedy, Kelly Kahne, Roy Rasmussen, and Gordy Serwold to mention a few.

Matt Hein has dominated the recent history of the Rory Price Memorial. Hein has seven total wins at the RPM including an impressive six in a row. Craig Deaver, Drew Church, Jake Mann, and Randy Bauer each have one win a piece.

The Royal Purple NSRA Sprintcars have hosted three completed races in 2017. Kyle Alberding won the first race in Roseburg, Oregon while Tony Thomas and Bryan Warf split victories during the Diamond Cup in Meridian, Idaho.

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars by visiting the series website at http://www.nsraracing.com. Also, check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com or @royal_purple.

2017 Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Schedule: May 20th-Douglas County Speedway-Roseburg, OR-Rick Brown “Super Shoe”-Kyle Alberding June 2nd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup-Tony Thomas June 3rd-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Diamond Cup-Bryan Warf July 29th-Evergreen Speedway-Monroe, WA-Rory Price Memorial August 11th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup August 12th-Western Speedway-Victoria, BC-Daffodil Cup September 14th-Magic Valley Speedway-Twin Falls, ID (with King of the Wings) September 15th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Pink Lady Classic (with King of the Wings) September 16th-Meridian Speedway-Meridian, ID-Pink Lady Classic (with King of the Wings)

Former Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprintcars Champions: 1991- Allen Goetz 1992- Allen Goetz 1993- Allen Goetz 1994- Myron Gemmer 1995- Rick Brown 1996- Rick Brown 1997- Trevor Montgomery 1998- Trevor Montgomery 1999- Trevor Montgomery 2000- Trevor Montgomery 2001- Craig Deaver 2002- Rick Brown 2003- Pat Bliss 2004- Rick Brown 2005- Rick Brown 2006- Jeff Montgomery 2007- Andy Alberding 2008- Matt Hein 2009- Matt Hein 2010- Andy Alberding 2011- Sierra Jackson 2012- Andy Alberding 2013- Andy Alberding 2014- Matt Hein 2015- Matt Hein 2016- Matt Hein

Former Rory Price Memorial Winners: 2006- Craig Deaver 2007- Jake Mann 2008- Matt Hein 2009- Drew Church 2010- Randy Bauer 2011- Matt Hein 2012- Matt Hein 2013- Matt Hein 2014- Matt Hein 2015- Matt Hein 2016- Matt Hein

 

 

LEN SAMMONS MOTORSPORTS PRODUCTIONS TO BRING DIRT INDOOR RACING TO TRENTON’S SUN NATIONAL BANK CENTER, DECEMBER 1-2

TRENTON, NJ JULY 26, 2017 - Indoor dirt track auto racing is coming to the northeast in December of 2017!

Len Sammons Motorsports Productions will be offering two days of Indoor Auto Racing on a dirt oval to be constructed inside the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J., on Friday and Saturday, December 1-2.

“When news of this race leaked out it has created huge excitement in the racing industry,” Len Sammons said.

“We are pleased to bring dirt track racing indoors in Trenton for the first time. This is the right place and the right time to bring exciting 600cc Micro Sprint racing indoors to the area,” Sammons added.

With many tracks racing Micro Sprints weekly in the region, the pool of potential entrants is huge.

Bridgeport (NJ), Airport (DE), and Linda’s, Lanco, Kutztown, Hamlin, Trail-Way and Path Valley in Pennsylvania are among them.

“As with our successful Indoor TQ Midget races on the concrete, we expect there will be big name dirt track drivers who will be filing entries,” Sammons added.

The logistics of building a dirt track inside the Sun National Bank Center will include trucking in a large quantity of high quality clay, packing it, and watering it to keep it moist.

“The track will have banking in the turns,” Sammons revealed. “That will be key to having very competitive racing.”

Complete programs of qualifying events and feature for the Micro Sprints will take place on both nights.

Oliver Communications has already signed on as a presenting sponsor of the event, however there are still plenty of marketing opportunities available. Interested parties should contact Danny Sammons at 609-888-3618 or via e-mail at danny@aarn.com.

Dirt track racing in Trenton effectively ended in 1957 when the one mile dirt oval at the New Jersey State Fairgrounds was paved. Prior to World War II, Trenton Speedway operated as a half mile dirt track. One of the first auto races in history was held September 24, 1900 at the Fairgrounds on a half mile dirt track built for that specific purpose.

The Chili Bowl in Tulsa, OK, held annually in mid-January, is considered the largest indoor dirt race of its kind with racing held over a two week period for both the 600 Micro Sprints and the full-size Midgets. Indoor dirt track racing, however, has not been held in the northeast for over a decade.

The Trenton Dirt Indoor race, will be the first of four Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels races that comprise the most ambitious Indoor racing season yet. The race will not be a point’s race for the series title.

Three weekend events will be held as in the past on a concrete floor surface.

The ‘hard surface’ opener comes in a return to the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., with a two-race weekend planned Friday and Saturday, January 5-6, 2017.

That is followed on January 26-27, 2017 for the sixteenth annual Gambler’s Classic inside Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall.

A first time, new event has been scheduled for the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y., for February 9-10.

Ticket information, entry forms, sponsorship opportunities, and event schedules, including support classes, will be available, as finalized for all events at www.indoorautoracing.com

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild looks to continue strong runs in Michigan at Hartford Speedway

HARTFORD, Mich. — July 25, 2017 — Sheldon Haudenschild raced three times in the state of Michigan last year and was victorious in two of those starts. One of those wins came at Hartford Speedway. This year, he’ll make just a single appearance in the “Great Lakes State” and looks to continue his success there.

Haudenschild and his fellow World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors visit Hartford Speedway this week for the “Battle of Michigan” on Friday, July 28. The event will mark the series only race of the season to the state of Michigan and the first at the track since it was re-configured from a sprawling half-mile to a three-eighths-mile in the off-season.

“We’ve been there twice and we’ve been good there twice,” said Haudenschild. “I’m excited to get back there with the Outlaws. When you go back to a place like that, where you’ve had success, it definitely boosts your confidence. We’ve been running good this season at new tracks, so to go back to a place we’ve been to before is hopefully a little advantage.”

When he won last year at Hartford with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, Haudenschild picked up that victory over Dale Blaney and Chad Kemenah, who both are multi-time champions with the series. The second-generation driver opened the night as the fourth-fastest qualifier, with a stout 33-car field in attendance. He finished second in the second heat race, which put him in the dash. Haudenschild won the dash to earn the pole position for the 25-lap main event. That race was contested on the former half-mile.

“I try to approach each race and track the same and take it race by race,” he noted, when asked about the new configuration at Hartford. “When we get there, we’ll see how we are feeling and what’s happening. We’ll see what they’ve done to the track and try to compare it to what it was like last year as well as other places we’ve already been to this year.”

Haudenschild, who is the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, is having a very strong first year on the road with the series. The native of Wooster, Ohio is currently seventh in the series standings on the strength of 22 top-10 finishes, of which seven are top-five performances.

“Our season has been going pretty well,” said Haudenschild. “We are a top-seven to top-five car just about every night. I don’t think a top-five in points is out of reach, if we can get going this second half of the year. I’m definitely excited to see how the next 40-some races go.”

While he faces some of the stiffest competition in all of motorsports night in and night on the track, it’s the off-track logistics that have presented the biggest obstacle this season to the rookie driver, who also runs his racing operation. Haudenschild looks to continue building his team as they move forward and get more of the precious experience that can only be gained by being on the road and grinding it out.

“Keeping up with these guys equipment-wise and motor-wise is probably the biggest challenge we face, especially being a car owner,” he explained. “I think we’ve done a pretty good job keeping up with it. The longer we go, the more experience we’ll get and the better we’ll be.”

Haudenschild is teamed with longtime crew chief Dean “Bonzai” Bruns, helping make the learning curve a little less steep. Bruns worked with Sheldon’s father, Jac Haudenschild for many years and certainly knows the ins and outs of life on the Outlaws trail. The younger Haudenschild has known Bruns for most of his life, which leads to a great camaraderie among the team.

“It’s been huge having Bonzai out here,” shared Haudenschild. “I don’t think we could have done it without him. To have his experience is huge for us, being a rookie Outlaws team. I’m glad he is with us and we have a couple of other good guys with us as well. That part of it makes it easier on me.”

The 23-year-old has been close to winning his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race on a couple of occasions this season. He dominated the first 35 laps of the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway two weeks ago, before getting over the cushion and into the wall, coming off turn four, while leading. Haudenschild also led a number of laps at Tri-State Speedway in Indiana back in August, before getting tangled up with a lapped car, while out front. Haudenschild has a pair of third-place showings earlier this season at Lone Star Speedway in Texas and Perris Auto Speedway in California, which to date are his best-career runs with the series, as he closes in on his first win.

“Getting through a whole night is very important and putting yourself in a position in the feature,” he said. “Starting up front is really important right now. We’ve been in a few strong positions this season and just need to finish nights off. When you look at guys like Donny (Schatz) they are there the last 10 laps and that’s what it takes. That’s what we have to do.”

Tickets for the “Battle of Michigan,” featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on Friday, July 28 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

EXCITEMENT LEVEL BUILDS for FIRST-EVER NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS EVENT at GOLDEN TRIANGLE RACEWAY PARK - THIS SAT. JULY 29th!

Beaumont, TX (07/26/17) by DarinShort.com. Officials from the Golden Triangle Raceway Park (GTRP) and the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series presented by Blaine's Motor Supply are pleased to announce a big night of racing, set for THIS SATURDAY July 29th at 8pm.

An excellent competitor purse of $2,000 to win and $350 just to start is in place. As a matter of fact, all positions from 3rd on back will receive increased driver payback at this event. Joining the 360 C.I. fuel injected winged Sprint Cars will be the GTRP racing divisions: Limited Modifieds, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks, Rookie Limiteds, Dwarf Cars and Mod-Lites.

Fans can expect a great field of top Sprint Car teams from throughout the region, with drivers such as: Justin Melton, Zane Lawrence, Michael Lang, Colby Estes, Michelle Melton, Tucker Doughty, Chance McCrary, Junior Jenkins, Chase Parson, Cody Stacy, Brad Welborn, Chad Wilson, Steve McMackin, Brad Queen, Claud Estes III, Dalton Stevens, Dustin Gates, Gary Floyd, DJ Estes...plus several more 'invaders' will round out the field, as there are no other 360C.I. sprint car events within several hundred miles of GTRP on July 29th.

Since this is the first SCB event in the gulf area of Texas, it is important for area sprint car drivers to be aware of the SCB rules, and how simple it is to participate in the series. So here are some quick, top-line notes:

- There is no Series license, registration or entry fee due from sprint car teams to the SCB.

- Car rules are very similar to your existing area 360C.I. sprint rules. However the Series does have very strict wing angle rules and rear tire rules, which are all posted at the series site. All SCB rules will be enforced, so drivers need to read the posted rules prior to arriving at the track.

- We recommend that drivers new to the SCB for this event contact the series director, Steve Lang, prior to race day simply as a 411 and to field any questions you may have.

SPRINT CAR BANDITS A-FEATURE PAYBACK (25 Laps): $2,000 - 1,000 - 700 - 540 - 500 (5th) - 475 - 450 - 425 - 410 - 400 (10th) - 390 - 380 - 370 - 360 - 350...to start! All NQ or Non-Starters receive $100. Standard SCB rules and procedures are in effect. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series rules - which will be enforced, as always. There is a $15 draw fee due at sign in.

Racing starts at 7pm.

Golden Triangle Raceway Park's address is 16583 US-90, Beaumont, TX 77713. The track phone number is (409) 752-7223. The track is located approximately 11 miles west of Beaumont, TX on US-90 (just east of China, TX) and is on the south side of the highway (next to Crane Tech). To connect with GTRP online for additional track information, go to Facebook and search 'Golden Triangle Raceway Park.'

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Blaine's Motor Supply, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, The Oil Medics, Mow Time in Farmersville, Griffith Trucking Equipment, PRO-TECH Service Company, Simpson Race Products, Ultra Shield Race Products, Lightning Wings, Rod End Supply and DarinShort.com. With each SCB sponsor announcement, the series can continue to implement one of its primary missions, and that is adding to the already excellent competitor purses.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

Sprint car teams in the area are quickly figuring out that between the Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) restricted wing angle rule and rear tire rules that they are able to be in more control of 'driving' their cars - while saving a lot of money on tire expense.

2016 SCB runner-up in series points, Junior Jenkins comments: "We are a budget conscious team, and since we started racing with the Sprint Car Bandits at the beginning of last year, we have noticed a sizable difference in our net nightly cost vs. earnings, and it has helped keep us on the track. Plus I feel it has substantially closed the gap in the competition, giving more drivers a fighting chance."

That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in 2017, as 49 teams have already competed in the SCB in the first four events of the season.

Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the addition of sponsor funds into nightly purses, it is allowing more area race tracks to book events - which all translates into fans getting to see quality 360 C.I. sprint car race at a lower grandstand ticket price.

When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the new Sprint Car Bandits series!

As of 7/26/17, here are the remaining SCB events scheduled for 2017:

7-29-17 Golden Triangle Speedway, Beaumont, TX (Saturday) $2,000/win and $350/start 8-12-17 Rose Bowl Speedway, Tyler, TX (Saturday, $2,000/win and $300/start) 8-25-17 Wichita Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX (Friday, $2,000/win and $325/start) 8-26-17 Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (Saturday, $2,000/win and $300/start) 9-16-17 Grayson County Speedway, Bells, TX (Saturday, $2,000/win and $300/start) 9-30-17 LoneStar Speedway Kilgore, TX (Saturday, minimum $2,000/win and $300/start)

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you THIS SATURDAY July 29th when the Sprint Car Bandits bring their high powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars to Golden Triangle Raceway Park near Beaumont, Texas!

 

 

Scotty Thiel – Podium run at Beaver Dam

7/26/2017

On Saturday night the Scott Thiel Motorsports team headed to Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI to race with the IRA Sprint Car Series. After an eighth place qualifying run, second place finish in the heat and starting fourth in the main event, driver Scotty Thiel battled for the lead multiple times but fell short and captured a second place finish.

22 cars signed in to Beaver Dam Raceway Saturday night with the IRA Series. Scotty was the seventh car out to qualifying. After a 12.349 lap time, it was 8th quick overall on the night. Thiel would go on to start on the outside front row of the ten lap heat race event. The slick track conditions made it a little difficult to get a good start on the outside row but Thiel would try to make the best of it as he charged his way back forward after falling back a few positions on the first lap. He was working the very top groove on the cushion for the first six laps and pulled alongside the leader but was unable to complete the pass and showed the leader which line he was running. He would go on to settle for a second place run in the heat race and was still able to be in the nightly redraw with his finish. During the redraw, Thiel picked the fourth starting spot for the nights 30 lap A-main contest.

The field took the green flag for the A-main event. Thiel worked through the middle groove and moved up into third right away. A few laps later he slid his way into second and had his sights on the leader. He made his move for the lead just a couple of laps later and began his charge through the quick approaching lap traffic. Thiel led for a little while before getting hung up in lap traffic and fell back to the second position. He kept the leader in his sights and would keep the distance very close. Several restarts occurred during the latter part of the main event which helped the field get bunched back up and the leaders in some clean air. Lap traffic quickly approached again and made the battle for the leader even closer. With two laps to go, Thiel made his charge to the front and closed the gap. The white flag flew, and Thiel stormed around the top groove and was able to get a huge run on the leader coming down the backstretch. He slid into the lead going into turns three and four but was unable to hold his ground as the former leader drove under Scotty. Thiel would cross the line in second place by 0.265 seconds. “We got beat, that’s it. We had a really fast car tonight and I just got hung up in traffic a little too long and fell back to second. We kept him close to us all race and I knew we could have a shot back at the lead if traffic was a factor. I thought we were going to get it there at the end. I just over drove it in turn three and hit that rut which upset the car a little and wasn’t able to hold the line I was going for. Second isn’t bad but I’m just a little disappointed I couldn’t get it done for my team. They worked hard to get us going this good. We’ll try again next week.” Explained Thiel after the main event.

Next up on tap for the #64 STM team starts off this Friday night at the Langlade County Fairgrounds in Antigo, WI. The team will then head south on Saturday night to the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI to race with the World of Outlaws!

STM would like to thank all of their marketing partners for all of their support in the 2017 season. They encourage everyone to check out these fine businesses and support those who support racing!

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Scott Thiel Builders:

Since 1985, Sheboygan, Wisconsin based Scott Thiel Builders has been in the new home building and remodeling industry serving clients all over the central lake shore counties of Wisconsin. Our outstanding reputation speaks for itself through our skilled craftsman who strive for perfection to create a masterpiece you have dreamed about. Attention to detail is used in a variety of ways at Scott Thiel Builders because we not only strive to achieve excellence on each project we work on but to also be attentive to our client and make sure they experience the best possible service through the entire building process and the years to follow. Check out what Scott Thiel Builders can provide for you today at www.scottthielbuilders.com!

Wm W. Meyer & Sons / Meyer Racing:

Today, Meyer & Sons, Inc., is a world leader in the manufacture of dry bulk material processing equipment, pneumatic conveyors, dust collectors, insulation blowing machines and vacuum collection systems. By continuing Bill Meyer's tradition of developing innovative machinery and committing to the highest standards of quality, craftsmanship and customer service, the company he founded in 1933 has continued to grow steadily into its second, third and now fourth generation of family ownership. Meyer Mission Our mission is to exceed your expectations as the preeminent manufacturer of exceptionally high quality, innovative and intelligently engineered equipment. We concentrate on providing you with value-added solutions whether you are looking for system components for air process/bulk material handling systems, or are a residential contractor or professional air duct-cleaning provider. Meyer Vision Our vision is to position Meyer as the foremost manufacturer of system components for air process/bulk material handling systems, insulation removal vacuums/blowing machines for those involved with residential insulation needs, and air duct cleaning equipment for professional residential and commercial cleaning services. Every decision that we make today is based on a long-term growth strategy that includes hiring decisions, training programs, and impeccable customer service. Check out what Meyer can offer you today by checking out wmwmeyer.com!

Complete Water Inc:

Complete Water Inc specializes in Rentals, Iron Filters, Well Inspections, Salt Delivery, Sales, Drinking Systems, Complete Well Systems, Bottled Water, Reverse Osmosis, Irrigation & Sprinkler Systems, Well Systems, Well Pumps & Pressure Tanks, Rheem, MacClean, and American Standard. Contact Complete Water for any of your water needs!

SixFour Promotions:

SixFour Promotions is a motorsports marketing company driven toward promoting motorsport events and helping drivers/teams seek potential marketing partners. From marketing proposals to full event promotions, SixFour Promotions knows what it takes to have complete marketing success. To learn more about what SixFour can offer you, look them up on www.facebook.com/SixFourPromotions

VMS Motorsports:

VMS is a family business established in 2007 and has evolved into one of the leading suppliers of rod ends and radius rods in the racing industry worldwide. From Midgets to Modifieds, Legends to Late Models and everything in between, VMS Motorsports has you covered. Individualized customer service ensures that every one of our customers gets the right piece for their application. VMS Motorsports always keeps a full inventory on hand even through the off-season. This, coupled with our Monday-Saturday shipping, ensures that VMS Motorsports gets you back on track…FAST. If you are in the market for Rod ends, radius rods and many other racing products, check out what VMS Motorsports has to offer by checking them out online at www.vmsmotorsports.com!

Hepfner Racing Products:

For well over a decade, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) has led the industry in innovative designs and manufacturing technology. From a wide range of racing components to a full line up of trailer accessories, HRP offers a large variety of items for virtually every form of motorsports. HRP is also the manufacturer of Streeter Super Stands, the original and genuine home to kart racing's Big Foot and Stacker Stands as well as a very popular lineup of full kart racing pit & trailer accessories and kart stands. We are proud to design, manufacture, package and ship all of our products from our Hartford, WI USA facility. To learn more on what HRP can offer you, check them out on the web at hrpracing.com!

Keizer Wheels/K2W Precision Inc:

We at K2W Precision Inc have dedicated ourselves to producing a wheel of the highest quality. Holding both weight and strength as our engineering focal points, we produce many wheels which are both competitive and affordable. Our Keizer wheel parts are cold spun with U.S. aerospace quality aluminum to meet precise tolerances. Our double spun, cold, drawn parts in combination with our unique and protected heat treat processes give us our perfect part. All wheel components are made from 6061 T6 cold forged Billet and are CNC machined to specs. Our magnesium components are cast by experienced US aircraft casting suppliers, before in house CNC work begins. Lastly, we feel we have the finest service a custom racing shop can offer. All questions are welcome. We invite you to be our satisfied customer. We are the “Keizer” of the racing wheel world.

King Racing Products:

King racing products was founded by Blake & Brock Robertson in Visalia Ca. in 2007. King Racing products is a racer run company as all that are involved have some attachment to motorsports. The constant attention to detail and high quality products are what make King Racing one of the most respected brands in the industry. When the first aluminum chips hit the floor in the spring of 2007 it was the start to a new beginning. King Racing started with 1 CNC machine and a lot of ambition and dreams. The King Racing product line started with 10 items and today it consist of over 300.Over the past 9 years King Racing’s core values consist of quality products, superior customer service, product safety, product strength and making racing affordable. The Robertson’s are dedicated to the motorsports industry and want King Racing Product’s legacy to continue for many years.

QTM Brakes:

Innovations in braking since 1999 has led QTM to be one of the top brake companies in the business. >From open wheel, off road, late model racing and street vehicles, QTM provides a wide range of brakes and accessories for all applications. Their innovated technology allows the brakes to be the best in the business and the stopping power is incredibly noticeable to drivers in all platforms. Check out www.qtmi.com for more information!

Triple X Race Co:

At Triple X Race Components, we don’t just build race parts – we race too. We know how expensive it is to race. That’s why we offer the most common Sprint Car, Midget, and 600 Mini Sprint parts. We keep our costs down by building thousands of each part. We build the parts that get damaged the most. With our discounted pricing, you can afford to race hard and race to win.

Torsion Bar Rate:

Torsion bar testing has been around as long as the bar has. There are many different ways to test bars, but they all have the same goal.... to compare one bar to another and give the results in a numerical value (PSI, FORCE POUNDS, RATE). This is good, but can be hard to understand. We simplify this process. The numbering system we use is standard to the torsion bar industries. During our test sessions, data is collected and stored in our software, which then calculates it to a torsion bar size that everyone can understand. We have found 1025 bars that test between a 1012 and a 1036 bar. Our test services take away the guesswork. We provide you with a TORSION BAR RATE. Check out www.torsionbarrate.com for more info!

Rhey Graphics:

Rhey Graphics will take your next project over-the-top. We can supply you with the creative edge that's become a necessity in today's competitive marketplace. So whether it's a logo design, vehicle graphics, brochure, or full-color banner, we can handle your project from start to an outstanding finished project.

Super Shox:

Since 1997 Super Shox has been dedicated to building high performance shock absorbers with extreme durability at a reasonable price. Each year more racers make the switch to Super Shox and it shows with wins and championships. Super Shox have high quality products that will give you an advantage. Besides building a quality product customer service is at the top of our list to keep you satisfied and winning races. Please give us a call or e-mail to discuss how we can serve your needs. 847. 548.SHOX

 

 

Brock Zearfoss Scores First WoO Win with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: From coast to coast victory lane was again filled with drivers an team who chose to equip their cars with KSE Racing Products.

Friday night in Mechanicsburg, PA, Brock Zearfoss defended the Williams Grove Speedway for the PA Posse as he used the KSE Racing Products in Aaron Long’s car to win the opening night of the Summer Nationals and grab his first career World of Outlaws feature event win.

During Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champion action, Cole Duncan took out Eriez Speedway, and Tim Shaffer continues a strong season as he took top billing at Tri-City Speedway.

Brian Brown returned to his winning way at Knoxville Raceway in the 410ci division, as Cale Thomas, and CJ Leary both scored wins with KSE Racing Products in the state of Ohio respectively.

Bill Balog continues to dominate the IRA as he won at Beaver Dam. Chris Windom flexed his muscle with the POWRi Midgets as he won at both Spoon River and Champaign County, while Derek Hagar, Brian Bell, and Logan Forler each used KSE Racing Products to win ASCS Regional events.

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 .

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.

For more information visit www.petersenmediainc.com, email sales@petersenmediainc.com, www.facebook.com/PetersenMedia or follow @Petersen_Media on twitter.

 

 

Greg DeCaires Records Top-10 at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night in Placerville, CA, Greg DeCaires would take another step towards his fifth career Placerville Speedway track championship as he recorded a ninth place finish aboard the Dale Miller Motorsports No. 4SA.

A total of 27 sprint cars would check into the ¼ mile bullring on Saturday night, and DeCaires would get his night started off by timing the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Thompson’s Auto Center/RedHawk Casino No. 4SA entry in seventh fastest during qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Elk Grove, CA native would work his way forward as he charged after the top spot in hopes of making the redraw. Getting to second, DeCaires would move into the feature event, but he would find himself in the 10th starting spot.

With the majority of the field using the bottom groove of the speedway, passing would be at a premium on this night. Racing inside the Top-10 from flag to flag, DeCaires would seemingly pick up a spot and lose a spot as drivers began moving around looking for a different lap as the laps clicked down.

Fighting with young guns Tanner Carrick, Kalib Henry, and Chase Majdic for much of the race, the crafty veteran driver would take the checkered flag with a ninth place finish.

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Thompson’s Auto Center, RedHawk Casino, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, King Racing Products, Smith Titanium, Amerikote, Motion Media Wraps, Hangtown Sheet Metal & Fabrication, Vortex Wings, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, El Dorado Hills Landscape, Anrak Corporation, and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 12, Wins- 2, Top-5’s-6, Top-10’s-10

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will return to action on August fifth at Placerville Speedway for the Tribute to Al Hinds event.

 


 

JERSEY RUSH VII POSTPONED; MAKE-UP WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN UPCOMING WEEKS

NEW EGYPT, NJ (July 25, 2017) – With an unexpected rain storm popping up mid-evening. race officials were forced to postpone Tuesday’s Pioneer Pole Buildings Jersey Rush VII – 410 Sprint Car and Modified double header. The originally scheduled Wednesday rain date is also canceled. The Jersey Rush VII will happen as officials work to re-schedule.

With concern for competitors coming such a far distance, the originally scheduled Wednesday rain date will not be used.

“It’s an unfortunate circumstance,” Co-Promoter Bob Miller stated. “Len Sammons and I, both believe in this event and are determined to find a date that works best for everyone involved.”

Jersey Rush staff is working with New Egypt Speedway staff to select a date that will be advantageous for both the fans and competitors. That date will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

We thank the fans and teams that came out to support Jersey Rush VII and encourage everyone to hold on to their wristbands until the rain date.

Once the Jersey Rush VII make-up date is announced, fans will witness the ultimate double header with two of the region’s most popular racing divisions – the 410 Sprint Cars and a 358 vs. Big Block Modified Challenge. Both divisions will compete in 30-lap feature events, with the Sprint Car event paying $5,000 to win and the Modified event paying $3,000 to win.

Heat Race winners will receive a $200 bonus courtesy of Oliver Communication Group and the 410 Sprint Car Quick Time winner will receive $200 courtesy of CnB Chubby.

For more information follow along online at www.jerseyrushrace.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/jerseyrushrace

 

 

Eight New Members Revealed for 2017 Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame

by: Troy Hennig ROSEVILLE, CA – (July 25, 2017) … The 10th Annual Louie Vermeil Classic sprint car and midget race at the historic half-mile Calistoga Speedway will once again feature some of the best non-wing sprint car and midget drivers. The traditional Labor Day Weekend getaway allows the fans of open-wheel racing a chance to visit the scenic Napa Valley while enjoying some traditional dirt track racing. While the racing on the track is fierce, things will once again get started on Friday night, September 1st, with the 6th Annual Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame Induction dinner and awards banquet. The newest Hall of Fame inductees are as follows; Rendy Boldrini, Duane Bonini, Dave Bradway Jr., Jack Gordon, Chick Lastire, Jack McAfee, Don Melvin and Galen Unruh. This release will focus on the first four honorees.

Sacramento’s Rendy Boldrini was the 1975 Rookie of the Year with the Northern Auto Racing Series. On June 14, 1980, Boldrini earned his first career main event win at Calistoga driving his own #52. Two more wins at Calistoga would soon follow and both took place driving the famed Walter T. Ross #56. Boldrini scored wins on September 4, 1982 and May 8, 1983. Track historian Bobby Gerould said, “Boldrini is one of the most underrated non-wing pilots ever.” Boldrini was also included in the 40 most exciting drivers in the 40-year history of NARC.

Bay Area native Duane Bonini shocked the local racing community when he won the first sprint car race he entered at Calistoga Speedway on September 6, 1970. Almost a year later to that day, Bonini was killed in a wreck at Calistoga Speedway. At the time, he was having a great season and leading the NARC point standings. On June 5th and July 3rd, Bonini earned two more wins at Calistoga Speedway before his untimely passing. Bonini was also a wheelman with the Bay Cities Racing Association notching five main event wins.

Roseville driver Dave Bradway Jr. was one of the best sprint car drivers to ever hit the famed ½ mile Calistoga Speedway. His first of seven main event wins took place while driving the Mike Murphy owned #5n on August 14, 1982. However, his next six wins came aboard the famed Clyde Lamar #3c. Affectionately called “Junior”, his last win at Calistoga came on May 2, 1987. During this night, he also set quick time with a 17.837 and became the second driver to enter the prestigious “100 MPH Club” joining fellow Hall of Fame member Tim Green. Sadly, “Junior” was killed June 21, 1987 at the Skagit Speedway in Washington. One could argue that his prime years of driving a sprint car were still ahead of him and who knows how many wins he could of captured at Calistoga Speedway.

Jack Gordon was a legendary car owner and a fixture on the Northern California Super Modified and sprint car scene. On top of being a great car owner, Gordon won multiple driving championships at West Capitol. On July 24, 1982 Gary Patterson drove the Gordon #1c to victory lane at Calistoga Speedway. Unfortunately, less than a year later, on May 29, 1983 Patterson was killed at Calistoga while driving the #1c. Gordon would rebound with a NARC Owner Championship in 1987 teaming up with young driver Jason McMillen at the helm. In January of 2003, Gordon passed away.

The 6th Annual Hall of Fame Induction will take place inside the Tubbs Building located at the Calistoga Speedway. Doors will open at 5 PM and dinner is scheduled to be served at 6:30 PM. Veteran television auto racing reporter Bobby Gerould will once again be the master of ceremonies. Dinner will include Tri-Tip, salad, potatoes, veggies, and pasta along with dessert. Refreshments will include Wine, Beer, Water, Lemonade or Coffee. Tickets can be purchased through HMC-Promotions by calling (916) 773-7225 Monday thru Friday 9 AM to 5 PM or Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM. No dinner tickets sold at the door.

 

 

Caleb Armstrong will march through The Empire State with Arctic Cat All Stars

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NEW CASTLE, IN (July 25, 2017) - Officially closing down the month of July, New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong will continue his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign with a New York triple-header on July 28-30. Comprised of events at Outlaw Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway, the three race sweep through The Empire State will award a combined winner’s share equaling $22,000; $5,000 at Outlaw Speedway, $10,000 at Orange County Fair Speedway, and $7,000 at Lebanon Valley Speedway. Armstrong will be a first timer at all three New York ovals, continuing his hunt for an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event victory.

“We are all pretty pumped to travel to New York. There is a lot of money up for grabs this weekend,” Armstrong said. “These are all new tracks to me. I’ve heard a lot about them, so I have an idea what to expect. I think the plan is to just keep doing what we’ve been doing and work to be consistent.”

Armstrong will enter the high profile weekend with a trio of recent Arctic Cat All Star starts to his credit, highlighting results with a tenth place finish during I-79 Summer Shootout competition at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Monday, July 24. Other recent results include charging from 25th to 15th at Eriez (PA) Speedway on Friday, July 21, as well as earning a 12th place performance at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, July 23.

The pilot of the Baker Crop Insurance/Neal Metal Recycling/All-Star Performance/No. 7C will enter the weekend third in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions driver standings, earning 13 top-ten finishes in 28 feature starts.

Fans are invited to keep up with Caleb Armstrong online at www.calebarmstrong.com, as well as on all of his available social media networks including Twitter: @Armstrong7C

Recent Highlights: Finished seventh during Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon (OH) Speedway on July 8. Finished 10th during Arctic Cat All Star main event at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Monday, July 24. Charged from 25th to 15th at Eriez Speedway during I-79 Summer Shootout action.

2017 Wins: N/A

Armstrong was quick to thank his current partners: Baker Crop Insurance, Neal Metal Recycling, All-Star Performance, Armstrong Farms, Specialty Fuels & Logistics, Beast Enterprise, Simpson Racing Products, Wilwood Brakes, Wings Unlimited, PAC Racing Springs, Penske Shocks, and Schoenfeld Headers. Armstrong appreciatively echoed that he would not be able to stay on the All Star tour without these great partners.

 

 

Ryan Smith will hunt for big paydays during New York swing Jersey Rush VII tonight at New Egypt Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KUNKLETOWN, PA (July 25, 2017) - After what turned into three events in four days, Ryan Smith’s 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout campaign proved to be a success; scoring three consecutive top-ten feature finishes, two within the top-five, as well as an MSD Hard Charger Award after advancing 11 positions on Sunday evening at Tri-City (PA) Raceway Park.

When the weekend dust finally settled, Smith had accumulated fifth place finishes at Eriez (PA) Speedway and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, as well as a ninth place finish at Tri-City; the result of his hard charge from the outside of row ten. Smith’s weekend successes allowed the Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, native to remain second in the Arctic Cat All Star championship standings, now with 16 top-ten finishes on the season.

With momentum clearly on his side, Smith will now turn his focus toward a weekend triple-header in The Empire State, hunting Arctic Cat All Star victories, as well as major paydays, at Outlaw Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway, and Lebanon Valley Speedway on Friday through Sunday, July 28-30, respectively. The New York visit will carry a $22,000 potential; $5,000-to-win at Outlaw Speedway, $10,000-to-win at Orange County Fair Speedway, and $7,000-to-win at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

Despite a major weekend directly in his viewfinder, Ryan Smith will first tackle New Egypt (NJ) Speedway later this evening (Tuesday, July 25) for Jersey Rush VII. The “Kunkletown Kid” will pilot the familiar Tom and Sherry Leidig-backed/Warko Group/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Specialty Rigging/No. 59 during the mid-week special.

“Things have been pretty busy, to say the least,” Ryan Smith said. “Things have been going really well and I’m excited about that. We have a lot of great people associated with this team, Tom and Sherry Leidig especially. I wouldn’t be where I am without their hard work and dedication. Before we head to New York, we have a job to do later tonight in New Jersey. Bob Miller from TOTH Racing Series has partnered up with us for this event. We are hoping for big things. I’m ready.”

Fans are encouraged to stay up to date with everything Ryan Smith at his official online home: www.ryansmithracing.com. Be sure to also follow Ryan Smith on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @RyanSmithRacing and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid/?ref=br_rs

2017 Highlights: Finished fourth during All Star competition at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on July 1. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Ryan Smith finished fourth at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway, sixth at Williams Grove Speedway and tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway, each for Coldren Motorsports. Charged from 24th to fifth during Kings Royal main event on July 15. Earned a trio of top-ten finishes during 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout; fifth at Eriez (PA) Speedway, ninth at Tri-City Raceway Park (Hard Charger), and fifth at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.

Ryan Smith Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: The Warko Group/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Rick’s Auto Body/Trent Gower Photography/Specialty Rigging/HP Engines/X-1 Race Cars/S&S Speedways/Quality Roofing Supply Company, Inc./C&B Chubby/Vahlco Wheels/GLT Electrical/Thunder on the Hill Racing Series/Armbruster Racing Photos

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

 

 

New York trip on deck for T.J. Michael

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, OH (July 25, 2017) - With the 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout in the books, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will now begin preparations for a three-day sweep through The Empire State, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at three different dirt ovals beginning Friday evening, July 28.

Michael, who is in the midst of a second, full season with Tony Stewart’s All Stars, will visit Outlaw Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway during his trek through New York, chasing a total winner’s share equaling $22,000; $5,000 at Outlaw Speedway on Friday, July 28; $10,000 at Orange County Fair Speedway on Saturday, July 29; and $7,000 at Lebanon Valley Speedway on Sunday, July 30.

“There is a lot on the line this weekend. I’d like to put ourselves in position to battle for one of those big paydays,” Michael said, pilot of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Cast Stone/Fremont Fence Company/Kear’s Speed Shop/Shell Shock/Hinchman Suits/Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde/Crown Battery/No. 8M. “We’ve been slowly building rhythm. We are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to race for a lot of purse money during our trip to New York, so the obvious plan is to take full advantage of that opportunity.”

T.J. Michael will enter the weekend sixth in the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, just one point shy of a top-five birth. The Plano, Texas, native finished 20th, 18th and 17th during I-79 Summer Shootout competition, respectively; 20th during A-main competition after winning the evening’s B-main at Eriez (PA) Speedway; 18th at Tri-City (PA) Raceway Park; and 17th during the 30-lap, I-79 Summer Shootout finale on Monday evening at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

2016 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24. Earned B-main victory on Saturday, June 3, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Charged from 26th to finish 12th at Wayne County Speedway on Monday, June 19, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex, Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway, Ohio) 2016 Stats: Seven top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition 2017 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis, MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Heating & Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company, HRP, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

DONNY SCHATZ

It’s a Week of Challenges for the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance Team

INDIANAPOLIS (July 25, 2017) – Surviving a season on the rugged World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour is a major accomplishment, and achieving the highest levels of success takes a lot of hard work. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) team continues to chase new challenges while pursuing its fourth consecutive WoO championship. This week, TSR’s Donny Schatz will look make it six consecutive years with a WoO victory north of the border and also try to add Hartford (Mich.) Speedway and Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway to the list of tracks where he’s scored a WoO win.

The eight-time and reigning WoO champion leads the Outlaws back to the Canadian province of Ontario for tonight’s Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown as a four-time winner at Ohsweken Speedway. The driver of the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J has competed in all 11 previous WoO events at the 3/8-mile, dirt oval. Last July, he and his TSR crew of Rick Warner, Steve Swenson, and Brad Mariscotti came out victorious in the 30-lap A-Feature and look to be the only winners in Canada in 2017. Tuesday’s stop at Ohsweken is the only opportunity to continue a streak of scoring at least one WoO A-Feature in Canada that started in July 2012, when he scored a flag-to-flag triumph at Cornwall (Ont.) Speedway.

Schatz has captured victories in three of his last four starts at Ohsweken, which included continuing a TSR winning streak from 2011 through 2014. Tony Stewart earned his first career WoO A-Feature win at the track in July 2011 and won again in 2012 before Schatz reeled off back-to-back triumphs in 2013 and 2014. Schatz finished second in 2015 and was part of thrilling three-car battle for the victory last July.

Following Tuesday’s venture into Canada, Schatz and the team will travel to Hartford Speedway for Friday night’s “Battle of Michigan.” In five previous starts at the newly reconfigured 3/8-mile, dirt oval in southwest Michigan, Schatz has finished second on three occasions, including his debut at the track in 2003 and again last September. He is looking to make Hartford the 82nd different dirt track where he’s scored a WoO A-Feature win during his 21 seasons of competition with “The Greatest Show on Dirt.”

The week of action concludes Saturday night with the Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway. Schatz first competed with the Outlaws at the track late in the 2006 season. He finished sixth in his first appearance just three weeks before claiming his first WoO championship. In his first season driving for TSR in 2008, Schatz chased race leader Daryn Pittman but came up short in his bid for victory. He finished ninth in 2014 and came home second again at the track last August.

Schatz and the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team continue to lead the way in the 2017 WoO championship standings on the strength of their series-leading 15 WoO A-Feature triumphs. Through 50 of the scheduled 92 events, the team has earned 7,030 points and holds a 76-point advantage over Kasey Kahne Racing’s Brad Sweet.

SCHATZ FAST FACTS: OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY

• Schatz finished second in his first three starts at Ohsweken before finishing third on July 30, 2010. Following a rainout on July 31, Schatz scored his first win at the track on Aug. 1, 2010.

• In 11 starts at the track, Schatz has four wins, 10 top-fives and 11 top-10s.

• He has led laps in the A-Feature in each of the past four years, winning three races (2013, 2014, 2016) and finishing second (2015) in the other.

• Schatz has 11 career WoO A-Feature triumphs in Canada. Four each at Ohsweken and Castrol Raceway in Edmonton; two at Cornwall and one at Autodromme Drummond in Quebec.

ENTER TO WIN A DONNY SCHATZ-THEMED HDX Winning races and a World of Outlaws championship isn’t the only goal in 2017 for TSR, Arctic Cat and Donny Schatz. There is shared passion to reach greatness without limits. And fans are encouraged to join the ultimate limitless ride by entering to win a customized, one-of-a-kind Donny Schatz-themed Arctic Cat HDX 700 through Oct. 1. Go to www.arcticcat.com/donnyschatzhdx for the chance to win the customized all-terrain vehicle by random draw.

The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to the Outlaws’ season-ending World Finals in Charlotte, including participation in a prerace ceremony. The winners will receive tickets to the World Finals and receive the keys to the Donny Schatz-themed HDX from the eight-time champion during pre-event ceremonies.

RACE NOTES

Tuesday at Ohsweken, the pit gates open at noon EDT. The grandstands will open at 3 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit ohswekenspeedway.ca or call 519-717-0023.

For Friday’s “Battle of Michigan”, the pit gates open at 3 p.m. EDT. The grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit hartfordspeedway.net or call 269-621-4482.

On Saturday at Wilmot Raceway, the pit gates open at 2 p.m. EDT. The grandstands will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.wilmotraceway.com or call 815-344-2023.

Race fans unable to attend this week’s races can catch all of the action on DIRTVision.com. Free audio coverage is available as Johnny Gibson, “Voice of the Outlaws,” calls the action as he does at all WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the DIRTVision.com. Visit to DIRTVision.com for more information.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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

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

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

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

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

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

The annual trip to Ohsweken is up next as you continue the Outlaws’ busy July schedule. The races at Ohsweken have been extremely competitive and you have been very successful there during the last 10 years. What’s been the biggest reason for both?

“It starts with having a well-operated facility. Glenn Styres and his family do a great job of giving us a great racing surface when we go there every year. It usually works out to be a pretty wide racing surface where guys can run the top, bottom and through the middle. I’ve just had the good fortune of being surrounded by really good people who give me a fast racecar. I can remember our first trip up there in 2007 and the place was really racy from the start. After the first couple of years, I wasn’t sure if I was going to win there after running second so many times. We just hung in there and figured out the best way to get around there. It’s definitely been good to TSR, as well. Tony won his first Outlaw race up there and actually won two years in a row. I really enjoy racing at Ohsweken. It’s a stop that I always look forward to. After a couple nights of rain, we are certainly looking forward to getting back on the track tonight.”

You mentioned finishing second a number of times at Ohsweken before breaking through and winning there. You’ve been second a couple of times at both Hartford and Wilmot. What’s the key to breaking through at those two places this weekend?

“There is no magic formula for winning races at any particular track. You simply have to outwork the competition. These guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti) are incredible and have a passion for winning that is off the charts. They put in the work before, during and after the races to put us in a position to challenge for wins. They’ve been working on giving us a chance to win at Ohsweken and then, after the races, they’ll head back to the shop and turn the attention toward Hartford. We’ve had some good runs at Hartford. Last fall, we were really good there all night and just came up one spot short. They’ve changed the track around now, so we’ll have to see if we can be the first one to figure it out. Same deal with Wilmot. It’s a little track and I’m sure there will be a cushion to manipulate, but we love the challenge. We want to win every night and having a chance to do so is what we’re shooting for.”

 

GROVE GAINER: Gravel Scores Thrilling Win in Brad Doty Classic at Attica
Youngster also flexes muscle at Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend

CARLISLE, PA. - July 24, 2017 - The month of July continues on and David Gravel and his CJB Motorsports team continue to be right in the thick of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title fight.

Fresh off of a strong Kings Royal weekend, the team made its' way to western Pennsylvania and the Lernerville Speedway outside of Sarver for the annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup on Tuesday, July 18th. Gravel and the time took home the trophy and the $25,000 pay day. In the 2017 edition, Gravel timed in third before winning his heat race. A fifth-place finish in the Craftsman Club Dash allowed the driver to roll off for the feature in prime position.


"We had a good run at Lernerville," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "Sheldon (Haudenschild) led a good portion of it and then had trouble. We had a good car and was able to push forward. A podium finish was a good night. "

The Pennsylvania swing wasn't finished for the team. A two-night tilt at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg was up next on Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd.

"We had another great night," said Gravel. "We raced Lance Dewease and the fans thought I got into him. I know I never touched him, Lance probably had a pretty tight race car and flipped over in the curb. I honestly didn't want to slide him. I checked up. I thought, he doesn't get back around me, but he obviously got stumbled up in the curb. That's what happened, and then I had to work really hard to get back to second. I feel like we had the best car but finished second."

Saturday nights event was completed up until the feature. Rains forced series and track officials to delay the feature until Thursday, September 28th. Rains also forced the delay on a scheduled event at Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway to a yet to be determined date in October.

The Outlaws lone trip to Canada with a stop at Ohsweken (Ont.) Speedway on Tuesday, July 25th. Trips to Hartford (Mich.) Speedway on Friday, July 28th and Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway on Saturday, July 29th, will close out the month.

"Ohsweken is a fun place to race at," said Gravel. "It's also kind of cool to got Canada and race for those fans. Hartford and Wilmot are great midwestern tracks and it'll give us a few more shots at wins before we get into Knoxville for the Nationals."

BOX SCORE:

Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "B" start "B" finish "A" start "A" finish
7/18/2017 Lernerville 3 2 2 5 5 5 3
7/21/2017 Williams Grove 1 1 1 7 5 5 2

2017 STATS:

Events: 54

Quick Times: 8

Wins: 11

Top-5's: 32

Top-10's: 47

Heat Race Wins: 15

Dash Wins: 7

Average Time Trial: 7.1

Average A-main finish: 5.8

Total Laps Led: 262

*Stats from Williams Grove event on 7/22 not yet added.*

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:
For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB:
CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

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

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.


 

 

Offill 10th and 14th in Two Weekend Showings

PETERSEN MEDIA: Kyle Offill had a good weekend that saw him finish 10th on Friday night at Ocean Speedway and 14th at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night after being involved in an early incident.

“We ran hard both nights, and it just felt good to be back at the track again,” Kyle Offill said.

Friday night, Team KO Racing checked in at Ocean Speedway to battle the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo. Timing the Ochoco West/Boise Cascade/Reliable Lumber backed No. 2K entry in ninth fastest, the Tracy, CA driver would take advantage of a front row starting position in his heat race and snag the win.

By way of the heat victory, Offill would punch his ticket into the Dash, where a seventh place finish placed the Maas Brothers Powder Coating/TMac Motorsports/Offill Family Farms machine in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from seventh, Offill would run strong in the Top-10 from the get-go. Battling hard with some of the best that race at the Watsonville, CA facility, Offill would avoid some near incidents and take home a 10th place finish.

Traveling to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for another night of action, Offill would go out right in the middle of the qualifying session and end up 22nd fastest overall.

Mired in the back of his heat race, the Rookie winged 360ci driver would have a nice run that saw him work his way to fourth and earn the direct transfer into the 25-lap ‘A’ Main event.

Lining up in the 17th starting position, Offill would begin to work his way forward as he approached the Top-10. On the race’s fourth lap, a car would get out of shape just in front of him and making contact Offill’s entry would endure a little bit of damage.

Though it wasn’t enough to knock him out of the race, it was enough to change the handling of his machine. Doing the best he could with an ill handling machine, Offill was able to hang on and secure a 14th place finish at the finish line.

“We were making a strong run early on Saturday but unfortunately we clipped a stalled car and broke the Jacobs Ladder,” Offill noted. “It made the car pretty tough to drive, but we still were able to finish 14th.”

Team KO Racing would like to thank Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Reliable Lumber, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, TMAC Motorsports, Offill Family Farms, Golden State Lumber, Inc., California TrusFrame, Lord & Sons, Inc., B&S Hacienda Auto Body, Country Builders Construction, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, HRP, Taco Bravo, and Bacchetti Hay Service for their support this year.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 21, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 2, Top 10’s: 6

ON TAP: Ofill will follow the Sprint Car Challenge Tour to Fernley, NV on Saturday night.

 

 

Van Dam Rallies to Record Season-Best Runner-Up Result at Grays Harbor

Inside Line Promotions - ELMA, Wash. (July 25, 2017) - Henry Van Dam produced his best result of the season last Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway, where he garnered his first podium finish this year.

Van Dam has improved his feature finish during each of the last four races and he has a three-race top-five streak following the runner-up result last Saturday.

"I feel like we're racing now how we wanted to start the season," he said. "We've had a good car, but just haven't produced the results. It's nice to now be turning in top fives consistently."

The night began with Van Dam qualifying fourth quickest before he won a heat race after starting on the pole. That lined Van Dam up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"I got up to third, but it took me a really long time to get second," he said. "The racing groove was a bit narrow. As I was finally able to get into second place the leader was getting by a lapped car and we didn't have enough time at that point to track him down."

Van Dam will take this weekend off before resuming action on Aug. 4-5 at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., with the Summer Thunder Sprint Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (4).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Aug. 4-5 at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., 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 - Enumclaw Xpress Lube

Located in Enumclaw, Wash., Enumclaw Xpress Lube offers a full range of vehicle oil and fluid services. It can also service air filter and wiper blades.

"Enumclaw Xpress Lube was my very first sponsor and have been with us ever since," Van Dam said. "They've been there for the good years and the bad years and have provided ample support."

Van Dam would also like to thank Kovash Logging, Johansen Excavating, Highmark Concrete Contractors, Northwest Welding & Fabrication, Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw, 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.

 

 

Supermodified Racing’s Triple Crown Opens on Saturday at Sandusky Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (July 25, 2017) – By: Dan Kapuscinski - The Triple Crown of Supermodified racing officially opens Saturday at Ohio’s Sandusky Speedway with the running of the annual ISMA Supermodified Hy-Miler Nationals 100 as a part of the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear.

Consisting of Sandusky’s Hy-Miler, Oswego Speedway’s Budweiser International Classic 200, and New Hampshire’s Star Speedway Classic, the Triple Crown is rich in history and tradition, dating back to 1966 when all three races were first run in the same season.

In that first year Gordon Dukes drove to victory at the Sandusky Classic with Johnny Benson Sr. nabbing the Oswego Classic, and Eddie West earning the inaugural Star Classic crown.

While all three events were not contended in the same year until ’66, the Sandusky Classic, known as the Hy-Miler Nationals since 1978, dates back to 1950 while Oswego’s Classic event was first run in 1957.

In 1965, Dukes would actually claim the Sandusky Classic and Oswego Classic, but with no Star Classic yet in existence, he would not have a chance at the pure Triple Crown title.

After all three events came to be known in ’66; Benson would go on to become the first driver to claim wins in two of the three Classics, with a Sandusky victory in 1967. Benson’s Oswego win and Sandusky win in consecutive years would be his only Triple Crown victories.

Oswego’s great champion Nolan Swift was the next driver to lay claim to two of three Supermodified Classic titles. Swift had of course won Oswego’s Classic in 1960 and 1963, but his win in 1967 first put him on the path to Triple Crown history.

In 1971 Swift earned a Sandusky Classic victory, joining him with Benson and Dukes as the only drivers to win Sandusky and Oswego. Even more impressive, Swift would also go on to win the 1971 Oswego Classic, making him the first driver with a chance to win all three Classic titles in the same season.

Swift would never earn a victory in the Star Classic, but would win his sixth and final Oswego Classic in 1972.

Joining Dukes, Benson, and Swift as lifetime winners of two legs of the Triple Crown are historic drivers Russ Wood, Chris Perley, Jim Shampine, Gary Allbritain, Warren Coniam, Gene Lee Gibson, Jon McKennedy, Dave Shullick Jr, and Lou Cicconi.

Of those drivers Wood, Perley, Shampine, Gibson, and Cicconi would earn two Classic wins in the same season.

Wood, the winningest driver in Star Classic history with seven titles, laid claim to the Sandusky Hy-Miler and Star Classics in the same season back in 1997. With three more victories in the Hy-Miler through his career, Wood has scored a total of 11 Classic wins between Sandusky and Star, trailing only Bentley Warren for most all-time.

Perley, who has scored nine overall Classic wins between Sandusky and Star, earned Hy-Miler and Star Classic wins in the same season twice, coming in 2008 and 2009.

Most known for his Oswego accolades, Shampine earned an Oswego Classic and a Star Classic in the same season in 1980.

Gibson would have a star-studded year in 1987 as he would win the Sandusky Classic, Oswego’s Mr. Supermodified, and the Star Classic all in the same season. Unfortunately for Gibson, his try for the pure Triple Crown in that year came up short while battling Bentley Warren for an Oswego Classic win, as Warren Coniam took advantage in lapped traffic to earn another Classic victory.

Cicconi had a magical Classic season in 2014 driving for Clyde Booth on the ISMA circuit as he won both the Hy-Miler Nationals and the Star Classic. Cicconi did not take part in Oswego’s Classic that season.

While several historic Supermodified drivers came close to the Triple Crown, only four legendary drivers would earn the feat.

After the introduction of the Star Classic in ’66, it took 17 years for a driver to win all three Classic events, and it would first come at the hands of a relative upstart, known as the ‘Young One.’

Doug Heveron stormed onto the Supermodified scene like none before him, and did so at a young age. By 1981, at the age of 20, Heveron was already a Sandusky Hy-Miler champion and he backed it up with an Oswego Classic win in the same season.

Heveron fell short of the Star Classic, and a shot at history in ’81, but in 1982 after winning another Oswego Classic, the ‘Young One’ stormed to a Star Classic victory becoming the first driver to ever win all three Supermodified Triple Crown events.

The next driver to turn the trick was Bentley Warren in 1984, and he would do it unlike Heveron, or any driver since.

With an Oswego Classic win in 1969 and a Star Classic victory in 1976 Warren, like Heveron, was on his way to claiming a lifetime Supermodified Triple Crown in 1984.

With his first win in the Sandusky Hy-Miler in ‘84, Warren would join Heveron as the only drivers to that point to win all three Classic events through their career.

However, with another Oswego Classic win in ’84 and a victory in the ’84 Star Classic, Warren officially made history becoming the only driver to ever win the pure Triple Crown, taking all three wins in the same season.

In 1986 the New England driving ace nearly pulled the feat again after winning at Sandusky and Oswego, but fell short at Star in the fall.

Warren would go on to claim a total of 15 Classic wins between all three events, earning three Hy-Miler victories, six Oswego Classics, and six Star Classics.

Watching Warren along the path to history was Oswego native Joe Gosek.

After years of trying, Gosek came into true form around 1985, and in 1989 earned his first Hy-Miler win at Sandusky. Two years later he would return to Hy-Miler victory lane and realized a dream of winning the Oswego Classic as well in ’91.

Like Warren and others before him, Gosek now had a chance at the Triple Crown later in ’91 at Star, but like many others, he fell short.

Four years later however, Gosek would earn his first career Star Classic title in 1995, joining Heveron and Warren as Triple Crown champions.

In 2002, Gosek again had a shot at the pure Triple Crown after winning at Sandusky and Oswego. In total, Gosek has eight career Classic victories across the board.

The last of the legendary shoes to earn wins in all three Triple Crown events is Mike Ordway, who is the most recent of the foursome to accomplish the feat, finishing the task in 2004.

Ordway first won a Classic event in 1998 at the Star Classic before winning the Oswego Classic in 2003 and the Sandusky Hy-Miler in 2004.

In total, 66 drivers have earned Classic victories between Sandusky, Oswego, and Star since 1950.

Currently Shullick Jr. leads the TCCS driver point standings over Mike Muldoon and Otto Sitterly while Muldoon leads the car standings over Gosek and Dave Gruel.

Shullick is the next driver in line to join Heveron, Warren, Gosek, and Ordway as Triple Crown winners.

If interested in helping to support the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing feel free to contact series promoter Dan Kapuscinski by e-mail at dkapuscinski00@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 708-7544.

To learn more about Oswego Speedway, visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com and be sure to visit www.ismasupers.com for more information on the International Supermodified Association.

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

Supermodified Triple Crown Champions:

Bentley Warren (Sandusky: ’84, ’85, ’86 – Oswego: ’69, ’84, ’86, ’89, ’90, ’98 – Star: ’76, ’84, ’89, ’90, ’93, ’94)

Joe Gosek (Sandusky: ’89, ’91, ’02 – Oswego: ’91, ’92, ’02 – Star: ’95, ’01)

Doug Heveron (Sandusky: ’81 – Oswego: ’81, ’82 – Star: ’82, ’83)

Mike Ordway (Sandusky: ’04 – Oswego: ’03 – Star: ’98)

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Standings: (as of July 22) 1. Dave Shullick Jr.*** - 503 2. Mike Muldoon - 474 3. Otto Sitterly - 470 4. Joe Gosek - 460 5. Dave Danzer – 444 6. Dave Gruel* - 417 7. Dave McKnight - 385 8. Tim Jedzrejek - 369 9. Joey Payne - 361 10. Keith Shampine - 338 11. Tim Snyder - 337 12. Jeff Abold - 327 13. Chris Perley – 133 14. Howard Page - 129

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Standings: (as of July 22) 1. Muldoon Racing 15 - 474 2. Gosek Racing 00 - 460 3. Gruel Racing 50 - 417 4. Danzer Racing 52 - 416 5. Morton Racing 70 - 385 6. Penix Racing 14 - 361 7. Osetek Racing 55 - 338 8. Snyder Racing 0 - 337 9. Team Abold Racing 05 - 327 10. Miller Racing 11 – 133 11. Page Racing 18 - 129

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule: May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr. June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing) – Trent Stephens June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr. June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing) – Ben Seitz July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr. July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)** - Dave Gruel July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing) July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)** September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)** September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)** ** - Indicates Double Point Shows

Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

 

 

Northern Nevada showdown on tap for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Fernley, Nevada – July 25, 2017…With the season slowly winding down the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards is set for its only visit to the state of Nevada this Saturday July 29, as teams and fans head for the Fernley 95A Speedway.

The facility is located just 35-miles from Reno and is geared up to host its first ever traveling Winged 360 Sprint Car Series event on Saturday. The King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series has competed at the track multiple times over the years, but none since 2013, leaving local fans hungry for a big Winged Sprint Car showcase.

All teams competing receive three free pit passes and the B-main starting money has also been boosted to $200 for non-transfers. With the event being in Nevada there will also be no muffler rule during the night.

The evening of racing also begins the start of four to go in the fight for the $10,000-to-win title and the right to be known as the inaugural tour champion. The top-15 drivers and owners will take part in the $60,000 overall point fund. The solid paydown awards a minimum of $1,000 all the way to 15th place.

“We look forward to competing at the Fernley 95A Speedway this Saturday,” said Russell Motorsports Inc. President Scott Russell. “We certainly encourage everyone to make a weekend out of it by heading up to spend the night in Reno on Friday and then make the short drive to Fernley on Saturday. With only four Sprint Car Challenge Tour races remaining this season it’s a critical event for all the teams up there in the points. It should be a good wild card show since a lot of teams have never been there.”

Paradise, CA’s Kyle Hirst goes into Saturday holding a 45-point lead over his brother-in-law Willie Croft at the top of the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards standings. Hirst in fact, is a former winner at the Fernley 95A Speedway, having picked up a victory in the 2013 Cherry Bomb Classic with the King of the West Series. The 29-year-old is still searching for his first SCCT win of the season, but has been a mark of consistency thus far with podiums in all but two races.

Croft also had success at the Fernley 95A Speedway in 2013 and will hope to chip away at the point lead on Saturday. The Roseville racer has one victory to his credit this year, while Hanford’s Mitchell Faccinto is the only repeat winner so far and goes into Saturday sitting 17-points behind Croft for the second spot. Hollister’s Ryan Bernal is the most recent winner in Sprint Car Challenge Tour competition and ranks fourth in the standings, while Princeton’s Mason Moore rounds out the top-five.

More drivers expected on Saturday will include Kingsburg’s Cory Eliason, Visalia’s Steven Tiner, Placerville’s Andy Gregg, Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid, Hanford’s DJ Netto, Roseville’s Colby Copeland, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Rio Linda’s Cody Lamar and Scott Hall, Fremont’s Shane and Dustin Golobic, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Fairfield’s Zack Lynksey, Australian’s Daniel and Michael Keen, Tulare’s Travis Coehlo, St. Helena’s Britton Bock, Tracy’s Kyle Offill, Citrus Height’s DJ Freitas, Reno's Mark Tabor Jr. and more.

The front gate of the Fernley 95A Speedway will open at 2pm this Saturday July 29. Adult tickets cost $15 in lower bleachers and $20 in the upper bleacher area, while sky box seating is $30. Cars are expected to hit the track around 5pm for wheel packing, with hot laps, qualifying and heats to follow. For tickets visit https://fernley95aspeedway.com/event-calendar/2017-sprint-car-challenge-tour/

From Sacramento take I-80 East to exit 46 towards West Fernley, Nevada. Follow the road to Highway 95A and then make a right turn into the Fernley 95A Motor Sports Complex. The physical address is 1965 US 95a Fernley, Nevada 89408.

The Fernley 95A Speedway has been in existence since 1999. The overall facility also includes a road course, drag strip, moto cross track, off road course, gun range, paint ball facility and has been tabbed as “Racings Field of Dreams.”

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, Driven2SaveLives, Dynachrome, Finley Farms, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions, Team Ford of Woodland, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing and Winters Performance.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is operated under the Russell Motorsports Inc. banner, which also manages the Placerville Speedway in Placerville, California. For sponsorship opportunities and inquiries, RMI can be reached at 530-344-7592 or office@sprintcarchallengetour.com

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

Remaining events in 2017 for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards

Saturday July 29: Fernley 95A Speedway - Fernley, Nevada

Friday August 25: Placerville Speedway Saturday August 26: Stockton Dirt Track (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett)

Saturday November 4: Stockton Dirt Track (34th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson)

 

 

LANDON SIMON HIRED GUN FOR CLOVER MOTORSPORTS DURING PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 25, 2017) --- Clover Motorsports has recruited sprint car driver Landon Simon to compete in the Pennsylvania portion of USAC Midget Week August 13-17. He will drive the Dan Brenner, Mt. Baker Vapor backed Fontana powered Elite Chassis in his first USAC midget week appearance.

Racing for Simon and Clover Motorsports will start on August 13 at Susquehanna Speedway, followed by races at Path Valley and Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, then end on August 17 at Linda’s Speedway in Jonestown, PA.

“I’m very excited to get behind the wheel of this car and I’m extremely honored to have been asked to come race for such a great team; such a great group of guys. This is a big opportunity and should really be a great week of racing,” said Simon. “To say the Pennsylvania fans are some of the best in the nation is an understatement. Racing is a way of life and though race fans in general are some of the most dedicated, supportive and loyal followers of a sport, PA fans make drivers want to race at those race tracks.”

Simon’s primary sponsor Mt Baker Vapor will be represented on the race car and in the area during Midget Week.

“To have Mt Baker Vapor featured on a race car driven by Landon Simon, who has been a consistent advocate for our brand and our vision, is truly exciting stuff,” said James Thompson, owner and CEO of Mt Baker Vapor. “For us at Mt Baker Vapor, we believe that a lifelong customer starts with relationship building. And in order for a relationship to manifest, simply speaking, people need to know who we are. Our main goal during this year’s Pennsylvania Midget Week is to engage, build exposure and if time permits, watch some awesome racing! Words can’t explain how excited Mt Baker Vapor is to have a presence during one of the biggest racing weeks of the year,”

Clover Motorsports was created with the partnering of Meshey Motorsports and Ryan Wilson Racing. Since its inception they have fielded cars in the winged 410 and most recently the ARDC/USAC midget ranks. They have had success on both levels with Michael Meshey turning wrenches and Ryan Wilson as the pilot. They are backed by the dedicated team of Matt Paulsen with additional help from Kenny Heighes and Cole Meshey.

“We are very excited to have Landon come on board for the Pennsylvania portion of USAC Midget Week. Ryan and Myself discussed having a driver come in and run the car for the week. We came up with a short list of drivers that had both midget and big car experience as well as a stellar track record with the fans. We decided to start contacting drivers. During my conversation with Landon we discussed loyalty, sponsorship awareness and fan appreciation. The excitement between Landon and myself in that conversation was contagious. After the discussions between Ryan and myself, the choice was obvious it had to be Landon.”

"We feel as though Landon gives us a great chance to finish the week strong. He has the ability and desire to pilot our Dan Brenner, Mt. Baker Vapor backed Fontana powered Elite Chassis to the checkers night after night. We at Clover Motorsports, our team, sponsors and most importantly our fans are excited for the opportunity to work together with Landon.”

"None of this would be possible without the constant support from the Meshey and Wilson families as well as all of our beloved fans, friends and loved ones," said Meshey. "We are hoping for a Great Week!"

About Mt Baker Vapor
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About Clover Motorsports
Twitter - @RyanWilson_29
Twitter - @MichaelMeshey
Twitter - @Clovermsports29

About Landon Simon Racing
Facebook – Landon Simon Racing
Twitter – @LandonSimon24
Instagram – LSR_Racing
Youtube Channel – Landon Simon

For more information, please contact landonsimonracing@gmail.com

 

 

Bergman Scores ASCS Red River Win at Creek County and ASCS Warrior Podium at Double X

Inside Line Promotions - CALIFORNIA, Mo. (July 25, 2017) - Seth Bergman returned to Victory Lane last Friday during an ASCS Red River Region event that kicked off a busy weekend.

"Our mission every race is to win," he said. "We don't have as many wins as we'd like this year so it was great to capitalize on a great draw, put together a good feature and end the night with a victory."

Bergman kicked off the race last Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., by advancing from sixth to fourth place in a heat race. That earned a spot in the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 1 to start the main event on the pole.

"We had a good start to take the lead right away," he said. "We maintained the top spot throughout the race. As the cushion went away it became trickier to run and I made a mistake on the last lap that got us into the wall. Kyle (Bellm) got a run on us and made it interesting in the final corner, but our momentum kept us out front."

Bergman's win was his second of the season and it marked his eighth consecutive top-10 result.

The team ventured to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Saturday for an ASCS Warrior Region event, which began with Bergman placing sixth in a heat race. That locked him into the 16th starting position for the main event. Unfortunately, the night ended early for Bergman, who finished 22nd after contact with the wall rendered a DNF.

The weekend concluded on Sunday at Double X Speedway, where Bergman advanced from seventh to fifth place during an ASCS Warrior Region event. That lined him up on the inside of the sixth row for the Clyde Wood Memorial A Main.

"We had a good race and I think if we started a couple of rows closer to the front we could have contended for the win," he said. "There were a lot of slide jobs and we were able to work our way up to a third-place finish. It's always a good weekend when you can start with a win and end with a podium."

Bergman capped the weekend with a third-place result, which was his eighth podium of the season.

He will return to Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa. Bergman enters the weekend ranked sixth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 21 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 1 (1).

July 22 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 22 (16).

July 23 - Double X Speedway in California, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (7); Feature: 3 (11).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 2 wins, 15 top fives, 25 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 33 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Corridor Electric

Corridor Electric is a full-service electrical contractor located in Snohomish, Wash. With a specialty in electricity, Corridor Electric was established in 1999 by Seth's parents - Steve and Terri Bergman.

"Corridor Electric has been the backbone for my racing career," Seth Bergman said. "It's my parent's business and I can't thank them enough for the support throughout the years. I wouldn't be able to chase my racing dreams without everything they have done for me."

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

 

 

Rilat Close to Gold Cup Victory During Epic Battle at Castrol Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (July 25, 2017) - Travis Rilat was on pace to claim his third Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup title in the last six years last Saturday before a late-race incident ended the night early.

After Friday's opening round of the Northwest Challenge Series doubleheader at Castrol Raceway was rained out, Rilat led the Richard Saumure owned team to the sixth quickest qualifying time to start Saturday's finale.

The duo then won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That locked them into the feature redraw, in which Rilat pulled the No. 2 to line up on the outside of the front row for the main event.

"We maintained for the first few laps before I was able to take the lead," he said. "We led most of the race before traffic played a huge role, which it often does in short track racing."

Traffic allowed his competitors to close in and Rilat was shuffled to third place late in the race. The top handful of racers were within striking distance of the win and Rilat was aiming to regain the top spot when he got into the wall, which resulted in a crash with three laps remaining.

"We had a good car and it was a great battle up front," he said. "There were a few of us duking it out in the closing laps. We were going for the win and just caught the wall enough to end our night early."

Rilat was unable to restart the race and he was credited with a 19 th-place result.

He and Saumure will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals with the Northwest Challenge Series. They have earned eight podium finishes and 19 top 10s during 28 races at the track since the start of the 2013 season.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 22 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 19 (2).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 9 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals with the Northwest Challenge Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

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

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

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

Rilat would also like to thank Carlan Services, Xtreme Oilfield Technologies, Northern Provincial Pipelines, Matt's Oilfield Services, TriJet Manufacturing Services, Northern Lights Welding, Camex VP, Rob Wright Building Supplies, Scott Safety, Max Fuel, Jaron Water Hauling, Maxim, Factory Kahne, HRP, Ti22, Weld Wheels, Ben Cook Racing and Smiley's Racing Products among others for their continued support on Richard Saumure's No. 39c Maxim.

 

 

Gualda Fights Through Adversity to Finish 11th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting caught up in an early tangle that resulted in the loss of his nose wing, Tony Gualda did not get deterred as he managed to rally back to finish 11th with C&M Motorsports on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway.

“It was an alright night for us,” Gualda said. “We didn’t time in that well and then I made a mistake on the start of the heat race that kept us out of the redraw and we just were too far back in the main.”

With 27 cars checked into the pit area at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, the Hollister, CA driver would time the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/Pacific Highway Rentals backed No. 7c entry in 13th fastest.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Gualda would need to grab the win to earn a spot in the redraw. Admittedly making when the green flag was shown, Gualda would slip back and finish in the third spot.

Making the direct transfer to the 25-lap feature event, Gualda would miss out on the redraw, which resulted in him lining the Moorefield Construction/PT Shocks/51 Fifty Energy Drink machine up in the seventh row.

Getting a nice start in the feature, Gualda would crack the Top-10 until another car came across the front of his car and caused him to spin in turns one and two. While spun, contact from another car would take the nose wing off resulting in Gualda running the rest of the race without it.

From the back of the pack, Gualda remained calm and collected as he turned in nice laps amidst a battered machine. Able to go forward on a track that was tough to really make up ground on, Gualda would take the checkered flag with an 11th place finish.

“I really have to thank Cody and Darin for working with me each and every week,” Gualda added. “I am learning a ton every night, and we are getting better each night out.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, Moorefield Construction, Inc., PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, 51 Fifty Energy Drink, Alturas Tires, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: The C&M Motorsports and Tony Gualda will follow the Sprint Car Challenge Tour to Fernley, NV on Saturday night.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-24, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-13.

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

 

 

Hendricks Welcomes CK Power as Newest Sponsor

Inside Line Promotions - STILLWATER, Okla. (July 25, 2017) - Zane Hendricks is pleased to announce CK Power as the newest sponsor to support Zane Hendricks Racing.

"We're excited to have CK Power join us this year," he said. "We hope that we can build a good partnership with them that will continue in the years to come."

CK Power was created as a segment of Costello Kunze (CK) Ford in Florissant, Mo., in 1976. Under the direction of Tom E. Costello, CK Power was the exclusive engine distributor for Ford, John Deere, Kubota and Kohler generators. CK Power focused on a core business of engine and generator distribution.

Today, under the direction of owner and CEO John Costello, President Paul Ostby and CFO Jim Flynn, Western Diesel Services DBA CK Power is an industry leader in its core business of engine distribution and providing power solutions.

CK Power is a leading manufacturer of power units and power generation solutions for a variety of markets and customers. CK Power is also a proud distributor and authorized service provider of Kohler Power Systems. Its mission is to continually expand and improve their power solutions product offering.

"We want to give a big thanks to CK Power for all of their help," Hendricks said. "One of our main sponsors - Vacuworx - introduced us to them. Vacuworx gets all of their motors for their lifters from CK Power."

Hendricks was idle from the track last weekend as the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series had the weekend off. He'll return to action this Friday when the series resumes at Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., presenting another new track to the POWRi rookie.

"I haven't been to Flint Creek before, but it sounds pretty similar to a lot of the other tracks we run - size-wise," he said. "I'm looking forward to the challenge."

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Momentum Racing Suspensions

Momentum Racing Suspensions is a racing suspension company that specializes in building and rebuilding shocks for the racing industry. The company is owned by Brad Benic, a leader in the industry that has been around racing his entire life and in the suspension business since 1995. For more information, visit http://www.MomentumRacingSuspensions.com .

"Brad Benic's customer service is one of the best out there," Hendricks said. "He's always open to any questions, trying something new, helping with setups. His turn-around times are great."

Hendricks would also like to thank Vacuworx, Shorty's Machine Shop, CK Power, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, BP Fab, Walker Performance Filtration, Esslinger, Eagle Motorsports, Intruder Chassis and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

The Breakdown: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway

WILMOT, Wisc. — July 25, 2017 — The Badger 40 for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is coming up this weekend on Saturday, July 29 at Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin. This year’s event will mark the fifth visit by the series to the track located at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds near the Wisconsin/Illinois border. David Gravel has won each of the last two World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series races at Wilmot and is the only driver who has multiple victories with the series at the track. A strong contingent of local and regional drivers will look to defend their home turf against the Outlaws. This edition of The Breakdown sets the stage for the Badger 40 at Wilmot Raceway.

The track

Wilmot Raceway is a semi-banked, one-third mile. The track record of 12.609-seconds was established by Bill Balog on May 26, 2012.

Past winners

David Gravel is the defending race winner of the Badger 40. The Connecticut native was victorious over eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz. Gravel also was won at Wilmot Raceway in 2014, which makes him undefeated in his pair of starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the track.

Mark Dobmeier won the inaugural World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at the track in 2006, while filling in for Brooke Tatnell. That race was a thriller as Dobmeier, Daryn Pittman and Jeremy Campbell all battled for the win on the last lap.

Pittman made up for his near miss in 2006, by winning at Wilmot Raceway in 2008. The 2013 Outlaws champion led the race early, before Chad Kemenah took the top spot. Pittman moved back to the point just past the halfway point and would stay out front to earn his first Wilmot win.

The players

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has 15 card-carrying members this year, led by Schatz. Brad Sweet is currently second in points, with David Gravel in third. Daryn Pittman recently moved back into fourth in the standings, with Shane Stewart rounding out the top-five. Jason Johnson currently rides sixth in points, with rookie Sheldon Haudenschild seventh, Kraig Kinser eighth, Jason Sides ninth and Logan Schuchart 10th.

Also on the road again this year are veteran drivers Paul McMahan and Greg Wilson, as well as young drivers Jacob Allen, Clyde Knipp and rookie Brent Marks.

Veteran presence

Donny Schatz has four top-10 finishes in the same number of starts at Wilmot Raceway in his career. The track is one of the few on the circuit that he has not won at. Jason Sides and Paul McMahan have each competed in three Outlaws race at Wilmot. Brad Sweet has finished fourth in both of his prior trips to the track.

Shane Stewart also has made two starts at Wilmot, earning a top-10 last year. Greg Wilson, the defending Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, recorded a top-10 finish last year at Wilmot Raceway in his second Outlaws starts at the track.

Return visit

Jason Johnson finished seventh last season in his debut at Wilmot Raceway. The reigning Knoxville Nationals winner has a pair of wins this season and is just outside of the top-five in points. Clyde Knipp will also be making his second visit to Wilmot.

The next generation

The Shark Racing team of Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen are on the road again this season. Schuchart picked up a top-10 finish last season at Wilmot. Allen started third in the Badger 40 last year and was running among the top-three in the early-going, before a spin relegated him to the rear of the field. Allen charged back through the pack to finish 12th. Schuchart has three wins this season and is among the top-10 in the series standings.

Rookie contenders

Brent Marks and Sheldon Haudenschild are both contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season. Haudenschild finished second at Wilmot Raceway last year in an event co-sanctioned by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA). Marks, who hails from Myerstown, Penn., will be seeing Wilmot for the first time.

Invaders

A strong contingent of drivers who compete with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) are expected as well, including Bill Balog, who won his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race last year in the state of Wisconsin at Beaver Dam Raceway. Other front-running IRA drivers expected include Scott Thiel, defending series champion Jeremy Schultz, Kyle Marten, Steve Meyer and Matt Vandervere among others. Balog, Thiel and Vandervere have all won IRA races at Wilmot thus far in 2017.

Another of the “invaders” expected for the “Badger 40” is Brady Bacon. Bacon is in the midst of his first season driving for the Bacon-Marshall Racing team, which he co-owns with Richard Marshall. The Oklahoma native, who now calls Winchester, Indiana home, is the reigning Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series champion.

Hunter Schuerenberg is also expected to make the trip north to Hartford Speedway. The versatile driver has been running a combination of winged and non-wing sprint car races this season. Schuerenberg picked up an Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series win in Florida back in February.

Tickets for the Badger 40, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 29 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Justin Sanders Uses Late Race Magic To Win Again with the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- Friday night at Ocean Speedway, Justin Sanders used a last lap pass to return to victory lane with the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo at Ocean Speedway.

DJ Netto and Brad Furr would lead the field to green, as Netto would jump out to the early lead as Furr would have his hands full with point leader, Geoff Ensign.

With Netto out in front, the race for second was extremely tight as Ensign, Furr, Dustin Golobic and Sanders all raced wheel-to-wheel vying for the second spot.

Using the low side, Golobic would make a nice move to get by Furr to overtake third as he then chased after Ensign who ran just ahead of him.

The first stoppage of the 30-lap affair would come on the fourth lap for Jerry Bonnema, and that would put the pack back on Netto’s rear bumper after he had opened up a sizeable lead.

Back underway, Netto would again pull away from the field as Dustin Golobic would go to work on Ensign and eventually take over the second position as Ensign would then have to battle with Justin Sanders who was making his case for the third spot.

The top four would break away from the field, but on this night it looked as if it would be all about DJ Netto who was extremely strong out front.

As the top-four continued to gap the field, Shane Golobic would begin to make his way to the front, as he would hook up in a torrid battle with Brad Furr for the fifth spot.

Able to get by Furr, S. Golobic would chase after fourth running Sanders until another stoppage would bunch the field back up and negate Golobic’s pass.

Seeing the green flag again, Netto would see Dustin Golobic take a peak under him, but he was able to keep him at bay and continue to lead the race as Sanders was able to overtake Ensign for the third position as the field raced down the back stretch.

Just past the race’s halfway point, Sanders really came to life as he was able to drive around Dustin Golobic to take over the second spot and close in on Netto who found himself in thick traffic.

The duo would thrill the crowd as they raced wheel-to-wheel as the energy picked up in a big way. What looked like would turn into a barn-burner finish would be halted by a final caution on the 23rd lap.

With the crowd a buzz, the action would pick back up as the field was again shown the green flag.

Netto continued to lead the way though Sanders was relentless in his pursuit. Netto would take the white flag as the race leader but would have two slower cars in front of his as he entered turns three and four.

Choosing the low groove, Netto would close in on the slower car and make contact as he got out of shape in front of him as Sanders went high and was able to rail around the top and race by to take the win.

Behind Sanders things would get wild as a melee would breakout and Shane Golobic would sneak through to finish second, as Netto slipped to third. Brad Furr would slide across the finish line with a bent up car to finish fourth, as Geoff Ensign held on to finish fifth.

“I saw DJ Netto close in on a lapped car who might have got sideway in front of him, and I just railed the top and somehow made it through three cars…it was really tight,” Justin Sanders said in victory lane. “We were okay tonight, we weren’t great, but we are still figuring out a new engine, but we will take them how we can get them. DJ was really fast and it was fun racing him side by side, and we will try to build off this and keep making ourselves better.”

Dustin Golobic would finish sixth, Cole Macedo seventh, Marcus Dumesny eighth, Matthew Moles ninth, and Kyle Offill would round out the Top-10.

Friday night a total of 20 cars would check into Ocean Speedway and it was Shane Golobic leading the way in time trials.

Dustin Golobic, Jason Chisum, and Kyle Offill would win heat races, and Netto would win the Dash and earn the right to start on the pole.

ON TAP- While action will continue at Ocean Speedway on Friday night, the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo will be on hiatus until Saturday August 12th for the Johnny Key Classic.

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Ocean Speedway by visiting the website at www.racepmg.com, by following us on Twitter @Ocean_Speedway, or by liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Ocean-Speedway-169905873046770/.

Ocean Speedway is located at 2601 E. Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076.

 

 

Richard Vander Weerd Records Perris Auto Speedway Top-10

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting back in the seat after a couple weeks way from racing, Richard Vander Weerd showed no signs of rust on Saturday night as he finished eighth with the USAC/CRA Series at Perris Auto Speedway.

“I didn’t get timed in to well, but we rebounded and raced well for the rest of the night I thought,” Vander Weerd said. “The bottom went away in the feature and I was pleased with how we were able to get around the top.”

Timing his Vander Weerd Construction/Stonegate Development/Mid-Valley Pipe backed No. 10 machine in 13th quickest in time trials, Vander Weerd would proceed to pocket a second place finish in heat race action.

Finding himself mid-pack for the feature event, Vander Weerd would take the green flag from the 12th starting position. The early stages of the race would see the Visalia, CA product hold steady in 12th as much of the field worked around the bottom of the speedway.

As the laps clicked off, the track would begin to change and Vander Weerd begin to take a peak at the high side of the ½ mile facility. Making up ground on the top groove, Vander Weerd would get going, as he would soon crack the Top-10.

Continuing to go forward as time ran out, Vander Weerd would make it up as far as the eighth spot when he was shown the checkered flag.

“We ended up eighth, but I think we had a far better car than that,” Vander Weerd said. “We started too far back and really didn’t going until late in the race. It was good to get back racing, and good to move forward.”

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

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-13.

ON TAP: Richard Vander Weerd will be back in action on August 26th at Perris Auto Speedway.

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

 

 

Austin Liggett Seventh with USAC/CRA Series

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his first start with the USAC/CRA Series on Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway, Austin Liggett would have a very strong showing that resulted in a seventh place finish for the Tracy, CA product.

“It was nice to make our first 410ci start of the season and really have good speed out of the box,” Liggett said. “We just went a little too far for the feature event and were too good too early and dropped some spots at the end.”

Kicking his night off by timing the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Lucas Oil backed No. 83 machine in fourth fastest in qualifying, Liggett would line up in the third row of his heat race.

From the sixth starting position, Liggett had his elbows up at the Southern, CA ½ mile has be made huge strides in the heat and carved his way up to finish third.

Moving directly into the feature event, Liggett would line the Tool Technology/Infinity Shocks/SWE backed entry up in the second row. From his prime starting position, Liggett would immediately jump into the second spot as he chased after the early leader.

Making some great laps in the early stages of the feature event, Liggett would slowly begin battling his car as the track changed during the second half of the race.

Actively moving around the surface to accommodate his car, Liggett would do a great job of maintaining track position inside the Top-10. When the race came to an end, Liggett came home with a respectable seventh place finish against a star studded USAC/CRA field.

“First off I really have to thank my parents for working so hard to get the car finished up, while I had a busy week of work,” Liggett said. “Secondly, it was a good first night out with the 410, and I think we showed we had really good speed and were in the mix in the early part of the race. I gave the guys some bad info and we just lost some spots at the end.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Lucas Oil, Tool Technology, Infinity Shocks, Steve Watt Enterprises, Brian Sperry Racing, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-22, Wins-8, Top 5’s-17, Top 10’s-21

ON TAP: Liggett will get back to battling with the USAC West Coast 360’s this week as he is scheduled to battle at Ocean Speedway on Friday night at Petaluma Speedway on Saturday.

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

 

 

Sean Becker Second at Placerville Aboard Brian Sperry Racing 51

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing aboard the Brian Sperry Racing No. 51 non-wing car on Saturday night in Placerville, CA Sean Becker nearly put together a story book night with the longtime car owner and crew chief but would end up settling for second when the race came to a close.

“Brian Sperry has put together an extremely fast racecar, and everything seemed to be coming together for us to grab another win together, but the driver seemed to run out of talent,” Sean Becker said.

Driving Sperry’s winged entry in years past, Becker made an extremely rare wingless appearance on Friday night and showed speed very early as he timed the C&H Veteran Enterprises/Excel Environmental Services/Benic Enterprises No. 51 machine fastest during qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, ‘The Shark’ took a bite out of the competition as he rode the bottom groove to the win and earned a spot in the all important redraw.

Putting the potent BSR machine on the front row of the feature event, Becker would get off to a strong start as he rocketed out to the lead on the slick ¼ mile. Leading the way for the first five laps of the 20 lap affair, the yellow flag would bunch the field back up.

The restart would turn out to be detrimental for Becker as he dove in low to turns one and two and his machine would push up the track and open the door for the second place car.

Forced to run the top, Becker would actually fall back to third at one point as he tried everything he could to pick up his lost track position. Able to get my Jimmy Christian later in the race to take over the second spot, Becker would close in on race leader, Jake Morgan, but ran out of time and took the checkered flag in the second position.

“I was honored that Brian Sperry thought of me late in the week and asked to drive his car, but feel bad that I couldn’t close the deal out for him,” Becker added. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have some fun.”

Brian Sperry Racing would like to thank C&H Veteran Enterprises, Excel Environmental Services, Benic Enterprise, Santomauro Racing Products, Jarrett Soares Racing, and Bailey Bros. Racing Engines for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-10, Wins-5, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Brian Sperry Racing will be back in action with Austin Liggett back at the wheel on August 12th at Petaluma Speedway for the Soares Classic.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Scores Top-10 in Placerville, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Tanner Carrick took advantage full advantage of a break in his Keith Kunz Motorsports schedule to return to California and get some sprint car racing in. Fighting steering issues at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on Friday night, Carrick would bounce back and finish 10th at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

“Friday night was a rough one,” Carrick said. “We fought steering issues all night and it made for a long day. Saturday though, we had things figured out and I felt like it went pretty good.”

Checking into the ¼ mile Placerville Speedway on Saturday, the Lincoln, CA driver would time the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine in 16th quickest in time trials.

Just making the heat race inversion, Carrick would line up on the front row of his heat race alongside Kirt Organ. Running third in his heat race, Carrick would move into the 25-lap feature event where he would take the green flag from the 15th starting position.

A slick surface in the feature event would see much of the field work the low groove battling for grip. A couple of early cautions would slow things down, but an extended green flag run would see Carrick pick up some track position.

Racing his way into the Top-10 late in the feature, Carrick would take the checkered flag with a 10th place finish.

Friday night saw the Tanner Carrick Racing team check in at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA for a rare 360ci event.

Fighting issues in time trials, Carrick would time the Conti/Harris and Sloan/Emerald backed entry in 16th fastest as the team then went to work to diagnose problem.

Missing the heat race as work continued, Carrick would line up 17th for the feature event. The fresh surface that went down on the speedway earlier in the week seemed to hold moisture really well but that would result in an extremely fast racing surface.

With not much passing happening through the field, Carrick focused on hitting his marks and continuing to make valuable laps in the winged sprint car as he finished 16th.

“I have to thank Clark, and everyone for working so hard,” Carrick said. “I am looking forward to another weekend of sprint car racing this week.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, and Timberworks Construction for their support.

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will be back aboard the TCR No. 83T this weekend as they will return to Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night and then head to Marysville Raceway on Saturday night.

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

 

 

The Shark Fights To Fifth Friday in Chico, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- As the extremely popular ‘Shark Week’ kicks off worldwide, Roseville, CA driver Sean Becker, also known as ‘The Shark’ got the week kicked off right on Friday night as he worked his way forward to finish a hard fought fifth at Silver Dollar Speedway.

“We seem to struggle to get our 360 timed in well, but the speed seems to be there for the feature event and that remained the same on Friday,” Sean Becker said.

Timing the Mike’s Hard Lemonade/Cherry Street Mini Storage/Menne Ranch Hay Inc. backed No. 75 machine in sixth quickest during qualifying time trials, Becker would find himself in the second row of his heat race.

Finishing fourth in his heat, the multi-time track champion would miss out on the redraw on this night, and find himself in the fifth row of the 25-lap feature event on a new surface that was lightning fast on this night.

While most struggled to make up ground, Becker flexed his muscle as the race moved along. One of the only ones to make big gains during the 25-lap affair, Becker was able to get by some fast racecars and move into the Top-Five.

Once in fifth, Becker continued to stalk his pray as he hooked up in another battle with longtime rival, Andy Forsberg. Trying to muster his way by to get into fourth, Becker would hold strong in fifth as the race ended.

“Not being in the redraw really hurt us,” Becker said. “We were able to make up some ground on a track that was really hard to pass on, so I am definitely happy we were able to come away and salvage a Top-Five.”

Becker would like to thank Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Cherry Street Mini Storage, Menne Ranch Hay Inc., Astro Titanium, Ponybracket.com, Hunt’s Race World, Molecule, Shaver Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, K&N, Pioneer Auto Body, and The Joie of Seating for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins- 3, Top 5’s- 16, Top 10’s- 18

ON TAP: The Menne Motorsports team will be at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023, or https://www.facebook.com/mennemotorsports/.

 

 

Traffic Trips Netto Up at Ocean Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making a return trip to Ocean Speedway on Friday night to race with the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo, DJ Netto looked to be well on his way to his fourth win of the season until he was tripped up in traffic on the last lap and ended up with a fourth place finish.

“We were really good on Friday night, and definitely had the car to beat,” DJ Netto said. “I closed up on two slower cars getting into turns three and four and I chose the wrong line and it ended up costing us a win.”

20 cars would check into the Watsonville, CA facility on Friday night, and Netto would kick start his night by timing the famed Tri C Manufacturing No. 3c entry in fourth quickest in qualifying time trials.

From the second row of his heat race, the Hanford, CA driver would finish in the third spot and punch his ticket into the Dash. Winning the six-lap Dash, Netto would earn the right to start on the pole of the 30-lap feature event.

Lining up alongside Brad Furr for the initial start, Netto would get the jump and quickly go to work on the high side of the speedway. Continuing to set a nice pace out front, Netto would do a good job of changing his lines as the track changed through the night.

Showing good speed both high and low on the ¼ mile, Netto would do a nice job navigating through traffic, and taking advantage of a couple of timely cautions that would give him clear track.

A seven lap run to end the race would see Netto and Justin Sanders battle hard up front. Able to keep the Ocean Speedway favorite at bay, Netto would close in on traffic just after taking the white flag.

Going low in turns three and four, Netto would run up on a slower car and make contact that slowed him up dramatically. As he did this Sanders and Shane Golobic would both slip by and Netto would come out of a wild finish with a third place finish.

“It is really hard to lose a race like that, but second place usually has the advantage when you are approaching traffic, and Justin simply went where I didn’t go and came out on top,” Netto added. “I have to thank Lee and all these guys for their hard work. We had a really fast car, and I really wanted to reward everyone with a win.”

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-40, Wins-3, Top 5’s-14, Top 10’s-23

ON TAP: DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team will travel to Chico, CA on Friday night before making the trip to Fernley, NV on Saturday night to race with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

Tiner 4th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Continuing a hot streak in Placerville, CA during the month of July, Steven Tiner put together another strong night at the ¼ mile facility as he finished fourth on Saturday night.

“We have really been strong at Placerville Speedway as of late, and Saturday night we were able to race our way into the redraw and then move forward in the feature event,” Steven Tiner said.

“It was a long, hard week capped off with a pretty long drive home Friday night but it makes it worth it to end it all with a win,” Tiner said. “We have had some great speed all month long and we are hoping to keep it up moving forward.”

Going out very early in qualifying time trials, Tiner would see his time slowly slip down the speed chart as he would end up ninth quickest aboard the Larry Davis Famrs/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious No. 94 car.

In a spirited battle with Shane Golobic during heat race action, Tiner would pick up the much needed win and earn a spot in the all important redraw where the number six pill placed him in third row for the 25-lap feature event.

Moving into the feature event, the surface would slick off through the night and most of the field would take a liking to the bottom groove. A couple of early stoppages would slow the pace of the race, but once into an extended green flag run, Tiner would work his way into the fourth position.

Racing comfortably inside the top-five, Tiner would chase after third running Shane Golobic as they fought threw thick lapped traffic. With not much opportunity to pass, Tiner would hold down the fourth spot as the race came to a close.

Friday night, Tiner and team took part in a rare 360ci race at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA. With new clay going down on the speedway during the previous week off, Tiner would test it out by timing the Fisher Racing Engines/Powder Coat-It/SRP No. 94 machine in eighth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Running second in his heat race, Tiner wouldn’t qualify for the redraw on this night and would grid the field form the fifth row.

With the track staying fast rhough the night as the new surface was still taking to the track, Tiner would pick up a couple of early positions as he would get to eighth.

Running behind Kyle Hirst for most of the night, Tiner would end his night with a Top-10 finish.

“Overall it was a pretty nice weekend for our team,” Tiner said. “Friday night we couldn’t do much with the way the track was but we still moved forward and finished inside the Top-10.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Deli Delicious, Fisher Racing Engines, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, B&B Racing Engines, ART, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-26, Wins-2, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-16

ON TAP: Tiner will get back to work this Saturday night as he will travel to Fernley, Nevada with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

 

 

Ian Madsen Second at Knoxville After Hard Fought Battle; Jackson, Knoxville, and Mason City On Tap This Week

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen has been the man to beat at Knoxville Raceway as of late. Saturday night, Madsen put on a show as he and Brian Brown battled hard for the win, but in the end Madsen would settle for a second place finish.

“It was a really good battle with Brian Brown on Saturday night,” Ian Madsen said. “Obviously we would rather be in victory lane, but we certainly are not hanging our heads with our finish.”

Saturday nigh in Knoxville, IA, Madsen opened his night up by timing the Logan Contractors Supply Inc/Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring No. 18 machine in seventh quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Madsen would get a nice start as he quickly jumped into the second position. Chasing after Danny Lasoski, Madsen would make a big move in turns one and two with two laps remaining to take the lead and race his way to the win.

Moving directly into the feature event, Madsen would line up on the front row of the feature event alongside older brother, Kerry. When Doug Clark’s green flag was displayed to the field, Madsen would jump out to the early lead.

With Brian Brown hot on his tail, the duo would hook up in an extremely entertaining battle for the top spot that saw them go back and forth during the first eight laps of the race.

Brown would end up getting the better end of the battle as Madsen ran in the second position before Lasoski briefly got by him to drop him back to third.

Racing in traffic, Madsen would retake the second position as he chased after Brown who extended his lead. Unable to get back up to challenge Brown, Madsen would settle for second as he continues to lead the championship standings at the track.

Saturday night’s successful night came after a tough Tuesday night in Sarver, PA with the World of Outlaws. Losing an engine during time trials, Madsen would tag the back of a heat race and race his way to a sixth place finish.

Forced into the semi, the St. Marys, NSW wheelman would line up in eighth starting positon. Needing to get into the top-four to keep his night going, Madsen would come up just short as a fifth place finish would end his 2017 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup.

“We had some bad luck on Tuesday night with an engine, but still a good week for our team,” Madsen added. “It’s that time of the year where you want to be on your game, and I really feel we are right there and even continuing to get better.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Kline Electric, Greenland Homes, Team Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Des Moines Area Roofing, Quality Traffic Control, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Monarch’s, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-60, Wins-9, Top-5’s- 26, Top 10’s-40

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will in action on Friday night at Jackson Motorplex, Saturday at Knoxville Raceway (double duty), and Sunday night at Mason City Motor 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.

 

 

Brian Brown – Win #6 of Season Comes at Knoxville!

(Bill W) July 24, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team picked up their sixth win of the season last Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. The win came after some strong runs last week at Eldora’s King’s Royal. The Grain Valley, Missouri driver will head to Jackson Motorplex for their $10,000 to win show this Friday night, and return to Knoxville for both 360 and 410 action Saturday.

You were able to come out second in the order and set quick time on Saturday.

Yes sir, we started the night off really really. We were able to go out and set quick time. Charlie Garrett has been working really hard on our engines and it shows when you’re able to go out there and set quick time.

You’ve been able to win some heats this year when starting sixth, but Saturday you moved up to finish third.

You know, we got a really good start in the heat race. After that, we were just pretty average. We maybe didn't make the right adjustments from qualifying to the heat but we were able run third and that put us in a good position for the A main.

You were still high point car, and the invert for the feature was four. You were starting behind both Kerry and Ian Madsen.

Yeah, we knew it was definitely going to be tough with the Madsens on the front row and then Lynton (Jeffrey) was beside us and he has been really strong and Danny (Lasoski) was behind us too. We knew we had to be on our game.

You got off to a great start.

The guys did a really good job of getting me a really good car and we will had a really good race with Ian there in the beginning and we were able to get by him and kind of set sail.

Your win put you up one spot on the all-time list ahead of Randy Smith.

He was one of those drivers that I really looked up to at Knoxville. It was also a really awesome night for us to pick up our sixth win. We’re looking forward to getting to Jackson on Friday, and then back to Knoxville with the 360 and the 410 on Saturday.

Follow Brian on the Web, Twitter and Facebook!

Follow Brian at his website located at www.BrianBrownRacing.com!

Also keep up with FVP, Casey’s and Brian on Facebook and Twitter at the following links…

Twitter Links – @BrianBrown21, @FVPRacing, @CaseysGenStores

Facebook Links

Brian Brown Racing – www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Brown-Racing/200630163294222

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Other Web site info

Casey's: www.caseys.com

FVP: www.fvpparts.com

Brian’s Bits

Five years ago this week, Brian picked up three wins in a weekend. After winning with the JSTS series at Fairmont Speedway in Minnesota, he won in both the 360 and 410 classes on Saturday.

About Casey’s General Stores

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

About FVP

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

Marketing Partner of the Week – Ditzfeld Transfer

Brian says – “Ditzfeld Transfer is a family deal. Ronnie and his sons were our very first sponsor. They haul our motors, and if I would need anything hauled across the country, I would call them first.”

Ditzfeld Transfer has been with Brian since the start of his racing career, and was his first sponsor. The Sedalia based family owned trucking business has been in operation for over 45 years, and has a commitment to maintaining the highest level of service. Currently, Ditzfeld Transfer utilizes more than 50 power units and 160 trailers. To learn more about Ditzfeld Transfer, visit www.DitzfeldTransfer.com!

Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Rod End Supply

Brian says – “Bob Douglas and Rod End Supply have always been very good to us. They make the nicest, most durable rod ends in racing, and we are proud to run them.”

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. At Rod End Supply, “They don’t just sell ‘em, they race ‘em! Visit them on the web at www.RodEndSupply.com or call 1-800-284-2902 today!

Today, Kenny’s Components occupies a 7200 square foot facility in the Lakeside Business Park, in Mooresville. Though the business has grown, Kenny remains dedicated to building quality MADE IN THE USA carbon fiber products! Visit Kenny’s Components online at www.KennysComponents.com!

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

 

 

Robbie Price Parks it at Skagit Speedway For Third Time Of Year

PETERSEN MEDIA- Following a successful stint aboard the BDS Motorsports machine with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, Robbie Price returned to the seat of his family owned entry and went on to capture his third win of the year on Saturday night at Skagit Speedway.

“We had some luck go our way on the inversion draw and the rest is history,” Price said. “They say it’s better to be lucky than good, and on Saturday night we had both some good fortune and a really good car.”

Timing the Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Wheeler Paint Works/Rod End Supply No. 21 machine in eight fastest in qualifying time trials, the Cobble Hill British Columbia native would go on to finish second in his heat race.

The inversion draw for the feature would end up being an eight, and that was good news for Price as it put him on the front row for the feature event.

When the green flag was displayed to the field, Price was hard on the throttle as he put the Wildlight Photography/Square Space/Shark Racing Engines powered entry on the Skagit Speedway cushion.

Out front, Price was very strong, as he would leave the field in his wake. Doing everything right on this night, Price put the field on notice for the upcoming Bob’s Burgers and Brew Summer Nationals as he recorded his second consecutive win at the track, and third overall this season.

“It is great to get another win, and I really thank everyone who supports this deal,” Price said. “We have been really fast the last couple of weeks out, and hopefully we can carry that over to a big weekend here.”

Price and his team would like to thank Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Wheeler Paint Works, Rod End Supply, Wildlight Photography, Square Space, and Shark Racing Engines for their support during the 2017 season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-20, Wins-3, Top-5’s-8, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Robbie is now set for the Bob’s Burgers and Brew Summer Nationals set for Friday and Saturday night at Skagit Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Robbie by liking Robbie Price Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rpracing21.

 

 

Sprint Series of Oklahoma Visits Wichita Speedway This Friday Night!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – July 24, 2017 - It’s race number ten on the 2017 race season for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products as the tour will make their second and final appearance of the season at Wichita Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas this coming Friday night.

And while the official updated point standings for the SSO won’t be released until midday on Friday by IMCA, the battle for the points lead has tightened just a bit.

Coming into this past Friday night’s racing action at Elk City Speedway (OK), Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens had a 22-point advantage over defending series champion Andy Shouse. However, Shouse finished third, four spots ahead of Martens (seventh) which, unofficially, should cut the deficit for Shouse down to 18 points out of the lead.

The battle for third has also heated up as Chad Koch, who came into Elk City with an 18-point advantage over Joe Wood, Jr. finished a disappointing 21st while Joe Wood, Jr. finished second and unofficially has taken over the third position in the point standings by just two points.

This will be the fifth event SSO has competed at the Wichita Falls oval in its two-year history and John Carney II leads the way with two victories. Other drivers who have reached victory lane are Brandon Long and Wood. The average car count for those four previous visits is 33; the highest coming at the series inaugural event last March 4th (44 cars) and the lowest 19 cars back on April 3rd of last year.

Martens, Shouse, Koch, Wood and Long are all expected to compete, as are fellow touring regulars Loyd Clevenger, Cody Whitworth, Brandon Anderson, Blake Dacus, Chris Kelly, Jerry Jumper and Blake Scott.

A strong cast of “young-guns,” who are in the first year aboard sprint car, are also expected to make the tow across the southwestern Oklahoma/Texas state line include: Justin Fisk, Tristan Oakes, Dillon Laden, Tanner Conn, Cody Jarvis, Justin Mowery, Chase Smith and Steven Shebester - who picked up his first-career sprint car victory last Saturday night.

A host of Texas drivers are also expected to compete.

Gates open at 6:00 PM with race action slated for an 8:00 PM start time. Grandstand admission prices are just $12 while all pit passes will be $35.

For more race information call (940) 257-7936 and check out their official website www. Wichitaracewaypark.net or their facebook page: Wichita Speedway.

To learn more about the Sprint Series of Oklahoma, call Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202 or Ernie Messmer (405) 818-9007. You can receive daily updates on the series by accessing their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma.

 

 

MOTHER NATURE COMES OUT ON TOP IN PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW YORK

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (JULY 24, 2017) - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series was scheduled to compete in three nights of racing this past weekend, but Mother Nature had other plans. Thursday night's show at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., was the only event to be completed over the weekend. Friday's Summer Nationals finale event at Williams Grove was postponed just before the start of the main event and Sunday's event at Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway was completely washed out and postponed as well.

Friday night at The Grove, Shane Stewart qualified eighth in Flight B of time trials and finished sixth in the fourth heat race. On the opening lap of the Last Chance Showdown, he spun and lightly tipped over. The crew took the LMR No. 2 back to the trailer and made repairs before taking a provisional into the main event. Stewart started 25th on the grid, but lacked speed on the big half-mile pulled off the track on lap 15 resulting in a 26th-place finish.

The following night, Stewart earned the seventh-fastest lap time in Flight B of qualifying and gained a position in his heat race to finish third. Unfortunately, rain started to fall just before the start of the main event. The Summer Nationals finale has been postponed to Thursday, September 28.

Sunday's Big "R" Outlaw Shootout was postponed due to persistent rain in Niagara County. It will be rescheduled for October, with the day to be announced at a later date.

"I was bummed the rain washed out our weekend," said Stewart. "I definitely didn't run how I wanted to on Friday night and my guys spent all night switching cars in hopes to find some speed. We were off to a better start on Saturday, just wish we could have completed the night to see what we really had. I am looking forward to getting back to Canada tomorrow and competing against Kyle [Larson] again."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action tomorrow at Oshweken Speedway in Oshweken, Ontario, Canada for the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown.

QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway DATE: July 21, 2017 QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 8th HEAT RACE: 6th LCS STARTING POSITION: 2nd LCS FINISH: 17th FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 25th FEATURE FINISH: 26th

TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway DATE: July 22, 2017 QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 7th HEAT RACE: 3rd DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 10th FEATURE FINISH: Postponed

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 52 WINS: 4 TOP-FIVES: 15 TOP-10s: 35

 

 

The Breakdown: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway

HARTFORD, Mich. — July 24, 2017 — A new challenge awaits the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway in Michigan on Friday, July 28, as the series takes to the recently re-configured track for the “Battle of Michigan.” The Outlaws have raced at Hartford seven times in the past on the former half-mile, with this trip marking the first on the now-three-eighths-mile. In those seven races, a different driver has visited victory lane each and every time. This edition of The Breakdown sets the stage for the “Battle of Michigan” at Hartford Speedway, which serves as the series only visit of the season to the state of Michigan.

The track

Hartford Speedway is a three-eights-mile, which was re-configured in the off-season from its previous half-mile layout. The track record of 15.623-seconds was established by David Gravel on September 21, 2016 on the former half-mile configuration.

Past winners

Shane Stewart won last season in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series first visit to Hartford Speedway in five seasons. The veteran driver took the lead at the start of the race from the outside of the front row and held off eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz for the victory.

Joey Saldana was victorious at Hartford Speedway in 2011. Dave Blaney, the 1995 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion won the series debut at the track in 1996, while three-time series titlist Sammy Swindell, also won that season at Hartford. Steve Kinser, the 20-time series champion, as well as two-time title winner Jason Meyers are also past winners at Hartford Speedway, along with Brian Paulus.

The players

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series has 15 card-carrying members this year, led by Schatz. Brad Sweet is currently second in points, with David Gravel in third. Daryn Pittman recently moved back into the fourth position, with Shane Stewart rounding out the top-five. Jason Johnson currently is sixth in the standings, with rookie Sheldon Haudenschild seventh, Kraig Kinser eighth, Jason Sides ninth and Logan Schuchart 10th.

Also on the road again this year are veteran drivers Paul McMahan and Greg Wilson, as well as young drivers Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp. Brent Marks is also contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season.

Veteran presence

Paul McMahan has made seven starts at Hartford Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, racking up five top-10 finishes in the process. Jason Sides has made five starts at the track. Donny Schatz, while still looking for his first win at Hartford, has four top-five finishes in the same number of starts. Daryn Pittman has also made four starts at the track, picking up three top-10 finishes.

Plenty of starts

Kraig Kinser has made the most starts of any current full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series driver at Hartford Speedway. In addition to his four appearances with the Outlaws at the track, the third-generation driver has also raced at Hartford with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA), the Gumout Series and the Great Lakes Outlaw Sprint Series (GLOSS). He finished a career-best second at the track in 2002 with the IRA.

Return visit

Brad Sweet made his first start at Hartford Speedway last season, finishing sixth. Jason Johnson and Greg Wilson also made their first Outlaws start at the track, after each had raced earlier in their careers at the track with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

The next generation

A group of young drivers is leading the next wave of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitors. Leading the way is Connecticut native David Gravel, who is third in points and has a career-high 10 wins already this season. Gravel has made two starts at Hartford Speedway in his young career, finishing sixth in 2011, while he was fourth last year. He was fastest in time trials last year at the track to set a new track record on the former half-mile configuration.

The Shark Racing team of Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen are on the road again this season, as is teenager Clyde Knipp. Schuchart has three wins and is among the top-10 in the standings. Each of the three made their first visit to Hartford Speedway last year.

First timers

Brent Marks, and Sheldon Haudenschild will each be making their first appearance with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway. Haudenschild, though, has raced with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at the track in the past, including winning last year at Hartford with that series. Marks, who cut his teeth racing in Central Pennsylvania will be making his first trip to the state of Michigan.

Invaders

One of the “invaders” expected for the “Battle of Michigan” is Brady Bacon.

Bacon is in the midst of his first season driving for the Bacon-Marshall Racing team, which he co-owns with Richard Marshall. The Oklahoma native, who now calls Winchester, Indiana home, is the reigning Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series champion.

Hunter Schuerenberg is also expected to make the trip north to Hartford Speedway. The versatile driver has been running a combination of winged and non-wing sprint car races this season. Schuerenberg picked up an Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series win in Florida back in February.

A handful of drivers hailing from the state of Michigan, who have competed already this season at the re-configured Hartford Speedway, are also expected.

Tickets for the “Battle of Michigan,” featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on Friday, July 28 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Justin Miller

[PLYMOUTH, WIS.] July 24, 2017- The Arbor Green Contractors, Hopf Farms, KenJay Fiedler Excavating, Treasures by Tiffany, Meyer Motors, BMG Designs, Glacier Transit and Storage, Richard Wirtz Attorney at Law, CJ Salon, MC’s Pub & Grill, Bane Nelson, L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL-Camisha Miller and R&H Enterprises, Maxim Chassis powered by Tiry Engines 360, Afco Shocks and American Racer Tires, Miller Family Motorsports (MFM) #15M team was in action the past two Saturdays at the Plymouth Dirt Track.

Miller on July 15th finished his heat race in the 4th spot and started 16th in the night's A-main event. After several laps were complete, Miller was caught up in an incident and would capture his first DNF for the year as the car was unable to re-start. The entire team worked hard through the week to get Miller ready to go for this past Saturday nights event.

Twenty-five cars were on-hand for the autograph night this past Saturday. Miller pulled a #23 pill and started fourth in heat race number three. After 10 laps, Miller would come home fourth and start 13th in the night’s A-main event. The team had to work quickly on a piece of the brake system that was hung up after the heat race and they did so just in time. Miller rolled on the track for the night’s A-main event and after 25 solid laps, Miller would capture another top ten finish by finishing 10th.

Climbing from the cockpit, Miller commented, “I need to thank my crew and especially my brother Adam Miller for all of their hard work to get us put back together again. We still have some work to do on the car to get it back to where it was, but I am just thankful we are able to continue to improve.”

The #15M will be back in action on Saturday at the Plymouth Dirt Track and Sunday at the historic Angell Park Speeway in Sun Prairie, WI.

For more information on the team and driver, follow us on Twitter @camishadirtdiva or @justinmiller15m or on Facebook: Miller Family Motorsports-HFMS Justin Miller visit: www.millerfamilymotorsports.com

 

 

Dueces Wild for Stillwaggon Down South

Robbie Stillwaggon and the Quality Auto Body 89 team headed south this past weekend to compete with the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) at the Carolina and Lancaster Speedways. Earlier this year Stillwaggon competed at both tracks and come home with two wins.

Friday night Stillwaggon started the 25-lap feature event in the 3rd position, at the drop of the green, the 89 car dropped back to the 5th position before Stillwaggon began to climb his way towards the front once again. Once Stillwaggon overtook 2nd position and had the leader in his sights, the Burlington NJ driver ran out of laps before he could mount a challenge. Stillwaggon brought home a runner up finish on this first night of the weekend double header.

On Saturday night Stillwaggon and crew serviced the potent 89 car before heading to Lancaster Speedway for night 2 of the weekend double. Stillwaggon started the feature event in the 5th position and once again climbed his way to the runner up spot before running out of laps. Stillwaggon brought home another runner up finish to close out the weekend.

This weekend Stillwaggon will stay close to home as the 89 team heads to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night for night one of the Mach 1 Lelands.com 360 Nationals. Friday night’s event pays $3,000 to the winner. On Saturday and Sunday night, Stillwaggon will head to Selinsgrove Speedway to wrap up the Mach 1 Lelands.com 360 Nationals with a $3,000 to win Saturday and $6,000 to win Sunday night event. If Stillwaggon could sweep the weekend, that would earn him an additional $10,000.

 

 

Bitner Brings Home Two Top 10’s at Bridgeport

Mr. Twister Mark Bitner headed to Bridgeport Speedway to race the Brian Nixon owned Bitner Automotive #202 in the 305 Mid Atlantic Sprint Series. Saturday night’s double feature was a result of a previous rain out earlier this year.

In the makeup feature, Bitner started in the 7th position and finished the 20-lap feature event in the 7th position.

For the regular scheduled event, Bitner was one of 22 cars to sign into the pit area. Bitner started 6th in the heat race and drove up to 2nd where he finished the 8-lap heat race event. Bitner started the 20-lap feature event in the 6th position and drove his way up to the 4th position.

This week, Bitner will compete in the 410 ranks on Tuesday night at he takes his 15 car to the New Egypt Speedway. Bitner who is one of the most versatile drivers in the area has raced winged 305, winged 360, wingless 360 and now winged 410 during the 2017 season.

Bitner continues to send thanks to all of his supports, but specifically Bitner Automotive, Fall Proof Systems Inc., John Benko, Stida Insurance, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Total Seal Piston Rings, Wilwood Brakes, Mach 1 Chassis, Powtek powder coating, 717 Innovations and Capital K9 for all of their support.

 

 

Friday Night “Driver Appreciation” Special Event at DCRP!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 24, 2017) – A shift to Friday night racing is in store for southwest Kansas this weekend with Dodge City Raceway Park hosting the popular “Driver Appreciation Night” event that features a full card of championship chase racing action.

And this year’s edition features a new twist with a $500 bonus up for grabs for one of the six drivers that has the most tickets redeemed at the front gate.

This Friday’s action that features Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks will fire off at 7:30 p.m.

A packed grandstand should be expected with all drivers awarded a number of tickets to distribute to family, friends and sponsors for Friday’s racing action.

Tickets that are returned to the front gate on Friday night will make those drivers eligible for all variety of product prizes including the grand prize Hinchman Racing Suit along with additional prizes supplied by Precise Racing Products, BMI, Pistons Auto/Diesel Repair, A&J Trucking, Quint Transportation, Carquest and more that will be drawn for.

Only drivers that have competed in at least 80% of this year’s DCRP events will be eligible for the grand prize while all drivers on hand will walk away with something in hand.

Additionally, the six drivers that have the most tickets turned in at the front gate by 8:15 p.m. will be eligible for a cash drawing of $500. Again, drivers must have competed in 80% of this year’s events to be eligible for the cash drawing.

Leading the way into Friday’s tilt atop the 3/8-mile clay oval are Taylor Velasquez, Clay Sellard, Jeff Kaup, Angel Munoz and Duane Wahrman.

After picking off his first Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car win of the year, Velasquez holds a 32-point edge over Tyler Knight while past Sport Mod track champ Sellard has a 73-point advantage over defending track champ Nick Link in the IMCA Modified title chase.

Kaup is gunning for a third IMCA Sport Modified track title with a 116-point lead over Kyle Wines, Munoz has a healthy 126-point margin over Ondre Rexford in the IMCA Stock Car title chase and Wahrman is a mere eight points ahead of Reagan Sellard in the IMCA Hobby Stock battle.

Just two more nights of championship chase action remain after Friday’s “Driver Appreciation Night” including the Fourth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event on August 19 and the Fifth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event on September 16 before putting the wraps on the 2017 season with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on October 27-28.

While a large number of free tickets to Friday’s card will be distributed by drivers, additional tickets to the “Driver Appreciation” night event will be available at the gate for just $15 for adults with children eleven and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consists of 14 total nights of scheduled racing action, culminating with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series for the “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 27-28. The complete 2017 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.

 

 

Silver Cup Win Highlights Schatz’s Return to Pennsylvania

WoO Points Leader Scores Two Podium Finishes; Mother Nature Wins a Pair

Dates: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Friday-Sunday, July 21-23, 2017

Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Locations: Tuesday – Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania

Friday-Saturday – Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Sunday – Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway

Winners: Tuesday – Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing

Friday – Brock Zearfoss of Aaron Long Racing

Saturday – Rain Postponed A-Feature to Sept. 28

Sunday – Rain Postponed event to October date to be determined

TSR Results: Tuesday – Started 3rd, Finished 1st/Running, completed 40 of 40 laps

Friday – Started 3rd, Finished 3rd/Running, completed 25 of 25 laps

TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (1st with 7,030 points, 76 ahead of second-place Brad Sweet)

Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz and the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed team embarked on a busy week of action as the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series continued the “Month of Money” with four races scheduled in a six-day stretch. The eight-time and reigning WoO champion added to the momentum from his Kings Royal triumph the previous weekend by winning his sixth career Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania last Tuesday. The Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team continued its podium streak Friday night in the opener of the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania with a third-place run. Mother Nature was the winner the rest of the weekend, forcing WoO officials to postpone the 30-lap, $20,000-to-win Summer Nationals finale until Sept. 28 and Sunday’s scheduled race at Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway to a date to be determined in October.

“We had a great start to the week with the night we had at Lernerville,” said Schatz, who drove the TSR No. 15 Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/Curb J&J to his 15th WoO win of 2017. “Coming off the Kings Royal, we knew it was going to be a big week. Tuesday was one of those nights where things just worked extremely well. My guys (Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti) gave me a great machine all night. There is a lot of prestige to these big races, but we treat them all the same. Every race out here counts. There are some guys who get in these races and try to do too much. We had to survive a little scare early in the race and then we knew we had to be there at the end. It takes a complete team to win races like the Kings Royal and the Silver Cup and, thankfully, Tony (Stewart) has surrounded me with great people.”

The 92-race WoO schedule is highlighted by a number of marquee events and the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup is one of them. Schatz won the event in 2006 and 2007 by racing to victory in the 40-lap contests and earned the Silver Cup title in 2010, 2013 and 2014 when the event was split into twin 30-lap features. Last season, the format returned to a single 40-lap race with $25,000 up for grabs.

Schatz opened the evening by qualifying third in his qualifying group and followed that up by racing to

victory in the third heat. He finished third in the Craftsman Club Dash to earn the second starting spot for the 40-lap A-Feature. Schatz held the fourth position during the first handful of laps and survived a couple of close calls with Tim Shaffer by lap 10. Shaffer made a bold move on lap nine and forced Schatz to take evasive action in turn one. The result was Schatz losing a couple of spots and a lot of track position on leaders Sheldon Haudenschild and Daryn Pittman.

He charged his way forward, ultimately passing Shaffer and Pittman to reach second. With only 10 laps remaining, Schatz did everything he could to get around Haudenschild. The two exchanged the lead while working through heavy traffic, setting up what looked to be a thrilling last five laps. A caution on lap 35 took the leaders out of traffic and provided Haudenschild with an open track. On the restart, Haudenschild pulled away in turns one and two, but he got hung up on the cushion leaving turn four, resulting in his racecar flipping. Schatz would assume the top spot and he drove away following the restart and raced to his eighth career triumph at Lernerville and 244th career WoO A-Feature win.

After traveling across Pennsylvania, Schatz and the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team took on the “PA Posse” for the second time in 2017. The two-night Summer Nationals is recognized as the third event of the Outlaws’ “Month of Money” with $20,000 on the line in Saturday’s finale. Friday night offered the No. 15 team an opportunity to chase another WoO victory and add to its two-race winning streak. Schatz qualified seventh in his group and flexed his muscle in the third heat race when he charged past two cars to score a coveted spot in the Craftsman Club Dash. Schatz finished third in the six-lap dash and started the 25-lap A-Feature inside of row two. He held the fourth position for the first 15 laps of the race before a caution slowed the action. On the ensuing restart, leader Lance Dewease flipped in turn two, forcing another restart. David Gravel was called for jumping the start, which moved Schatz to the outside of row one alongside leader Brock Zearfoss. Zearfoss was able to pull away from Schatz on the restart and the battle for Schatz was on with Gravel for the next three laps. A final caution on lap 19 offered another double-file restart with Schatz in third. He passed Gravel for second on lap 20, but Gravel got the spot back on the following lap. With Schatz and Gravel fighting for second, Zearfoss pulled away to score his first career WoO A-Feature win.

Saturday’s Summer Nationals finale was pushed through quickly with threatening weather all around the historic half-mile oval. Schatz was the 10th car to make a qualifying lap in the field of 38 cars and he turned the seventh-fastest lap. He finished third in the first heat and was scheduled to start the 30-lap A-Feature ninth. Rain began to fall just as the teams were called to push their cars to the starting grid. After a 40-minute delay, WoO officials postponed the running of the A-Feature until Sept. 28, when the Outlaws return to Williams Grove for the National Open.

The rain unfortunately followed the traveling Outlaws north on Sunday. After making the nearly seven-hour trek to Ransomville Speedway, the Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team was ready to lead the WoO stars into action at the half-mile dirt oval for the first time since 1997. A heavy rain shower hit the track just after 5 p.m. and the amount of water the storm delivered caused the race to be postponed until later in the season.

With 50 of the 92 scheduled races complete, Schatz has accumulated 7,030 points and leads the championship standings over Brad Sweet by 76 points. The eight-time and reigning WoO champion also leads the series in wins with 15 and top-fives with 39.

Up Next: The Arctic Cat/Ford Performance team traveled into Canada Sunday night to prepare for the season’s only race north of the border on Tuesday night at Ohsweken (Ontario) Speedway. Schatz will look to race for his 16th WoO victory of the season in the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown. He is the defending race winner and has won three of the last four WoO races at Ohsweken. The team will return home after Tuesday’s race to get ready for a Michigan-Wisconsin doubleheader over the weekend with a race Friday at Hartford (Mich.) Speedway and Saturday at the Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway.

 

 

Swindell Excited for All Star Season Debut During New York Tripleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (July 24, 2017) - Sammy Swindell will tackle a trio of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races in New York this weekend.

Swindell is teaming up with Jared Zimbardi for the tripleheader, which begins on Friday with Swindell's debut at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee. Swindell will then compete on Saturday at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown and on Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon.

"I feel pretty optimistic about everything," Swindell said. "I believe Jared has some good cars and a fresh motor for me to run this weekend. Two of the tracks I've been to and have won multiple times. If we get a break or two we have a chance at winning all three nights."

Swindell hasn't been to Outlaw Speedway and he hasn't competed at Orange County Fair Speedway since 2014 and Lebanon Valley Speedway since 2013, but he remembers success at both tracks.

"Orange County Fair Speedway seems to be pretty consistent when we've been there in the past," he said. "It's a track where you have to be a bit aggressive, but also patient trying to pass people. The racing line is usually a bit narrow, but you'll have a couple of opportunities to pass people at certain places on the track. You just have to make sure your car is good at those passing areas.

"Lebanon Valley is one of the toughest race tracks I've run on because of the long straights and the banked curves. You carry a lot of speed, but you have to slow down because it's more like a paperclip. It doesn't have a lot of grip generally for the speed we run so it's one of the few places you can really overdrive the corners and get in trouble. You have to time your passes and set up people on the straights to get through the corners."

This weekend will also be Swindell's season debut with the All Stars.

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y.; Saturday at Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y.; and Sunday at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rossie Feed & Grain

"Jon Black, who owns Rossie Feed & Grain, is a race fan we got to know and who has turned into a friend," Swindell said. "Rossie Feed & Grain has been with me since I went to the Big Game car and has been a part of our Chili Bowl team. We are very appreciative of Jon's support."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, CP Pistons, Acme Graphix & Design, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Race Products, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Wheatley Seeking Summer Nationals Win This Weekend at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (July 24, 2017) - Austen Wheatley is aiming for the Washington trifecta this weekend when he will drive his family owned No. 44w during the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals with the Northwest Challenge Series.

Wheatley has wins this season at two of the three main sprint car tracks in his home state of Washington. Skagit Speedway in Alger - the site of the Summer Nationals this Friday and Saturday - is the only track left on the list this season.

Wheatley was victorious at the track in 2014 and he has earned a top-10 finish during 10 of his last 15 360ci winged sprint car races at the high-banked oval, where he has a season-best 10th-place result during four starts this year.

"At Dirt Cup (last month) the top was there, but it was tricky because there were holes on the entry to both corners," he said. "The bottom was a lake so you couldn't run there. If there's two solid grooves you have options and that's what makes it fun. Traffic generally plays a big part at Skagit, too.

"I'm excited we will be qualifying this weekend. We had the pill draw format at Dirt Cup. You control your own fate when you qualify and I'm decent at qualifying. If we qualify good and make it out of our heat race we'll be in good shape."

Wheatley has set quick time during qualifying four times in 10 races that he has qualified this season.

This weekend will also be only the second time this season Wheatley has driven his family race car. The team placed sixth in the main event and fifth in the B Main during its lone doubleheader earlier this month.

"I'm excited to race with my dad," Wheatley said. "We haven't had the opportunity to race together very often this year. This should be a fun weekend."

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 2 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals with the Northwest Challenge 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, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Vie for Podiums Before Misfortune

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 24, 2017) - Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen was in contention for a pair of podium finishes last week before running into misfortune.

"That's just racing," he said. "We've avoided DNFs for the most part this year, but it happens."

The Muddy sponsored team kicked off the week last Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., during the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Madsen qualified eighth quickest in his group before advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race. That lined the team up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"We were going pretty good," he said. "We were up there battling for third and there was a yellow that come out. I lifted and got myself over the cushion and hit the wall so it was my fault. It knocked the rear end out of it. That was a shame."

Madsen had maneuvered into fourth place and was aiming for at least a podium in the closing laps when the miscue relegated him to a 19 th-place result.

The Muddy backed team returned to action on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where Madsen qualified third quickest before advancing from sixth to fourth place in a heat race. That gave him the pole position for the main event.

"We were running in third and had a minor engine issue so I shut it down to avoid any major damage to it," he said.

The team was credited with a 24th-place finish.

Big Game Motorsports will compete this Friday for a $10,000-to-win event at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway.

"We've been good at Jackson so our confidence level is high," he said. "Hopefully it plays out and we can start somewhere up front and we'll have a good shot at winning that money."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 18 - Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 19 (12).

July 22 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 24 (1).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 6 wins, 20 top fives, 30 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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For over 30 years, it has been our goal and our philosophy to provide the most innovative and practical treestands and hunting accessories in the field. As tradition continues, we are Exceeding Limitations and once again providing new models that challenge Mother Nature. In 2012 Big Game extended the line into Trail Cameras known for the easy to set, great picture quality, and over all great camera. Eyecon Trail Cameras® exceeds the expectations of consumers. Big Game Treestands® and Eyecon Trail Cameras® offers undeniable quality on time-tested favorites as well as new innovations for 2017.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com .

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Garner Top Fives at I-80 and Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 24, 2017) - Mark Burch Motorsports put together a pair of stout finishes last weekend in the Midwest, where the team charged from the back to earn a top five in Nebraska before posting a second straight podium at the 'Sprint Car Capital of the World' in Iowa.

"We're at the tip of the iceberg," said the team's driver, Danny Lasoski. "We have to keep plugging away at it."

The action began last Thursday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., where a mechanical problem hampered the team early in the night during the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints event.

"We had a motor gremlin early in the night and by the time we figured it out we missed the heat race," Lasoski said. "We had to figure something out for the setup for the A Main. Mark went out and looked at the track and we freed the car up. Wherever someone was we could go the opposite way. It was a lot of fun to drive."

Lasoski charged from 18th to a fourth-place finish, which earned the team the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We passed for third and the caution came out," he said. "When we restarted we had a bleeder malfunction and came in with only four pounds of air in the right rear tire. Without that I think we could have gained more, but it was a great rebound after the way we started the night."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where Lasoski qualified 13th quickest before he finished second in a heat race. That lined him up sixth for the A Main.

"We got a good start and ran in the top four," he said. "Another car dropped out so we moved up to third. Every time out we get a little bit better so we're optimistic about the future."

It marked the second straight third-place result at Knoxville Raceway for the team and the sixth top five of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 20 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: DNS (-); Feature: 4 (18).

July 22 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 3 (6).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

TEAM JACK APPAREL -

Mark Burch Motorsports will have unique Team Jack Foundation t-shirts for sale at the race trailer throughout this season with 100 percent of the money received going to the Team Jack Foundation.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Gessford Machine

Located in Hastings, Neb., Gessford Machine is involved in Shelby Cobras, special engine building, machining, Heavy Duty Diesel Engines, large electric motors and industrial repairs. For more information, visit http://www.Gessford.com.

"Gessford Machine has been providing high-quality engine machining services for us for many years," Burch said. "Their attention to detail and great customer service has been a great asset to our team. We want to thank all of the guys at Gessford for their continued support."

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Team Jack Foundation, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., King Racing Products, Hot Dot Inc., Weld Wheels, Speedway Motors, Huggins Cams, Dyer's Top Rods, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Driven Race Oil, Wireless Amber Alerts, Hoosier Tire, Arrow Truck Sales, Donovan Blocks, Rod End Supply, Diamond Pistons, Saldana Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Vortex Wings, S & S Welding, Inc., Sweet Manufacturing, DMI Bulldog Rears, Wulff Pumps, Red Devil Brakes, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, Harris Decals, Smith Precision Products, Hepfner Racing Products, Lincoln Auto Auction, Eagle Motorsports and Schnee Chassis for their continued support.

 

 

Big Money Up for Grabs This Friday During All Sprint Car Show at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 24, 2017) - A lot of money is on the line this Friday at Jackson Motorplex, which hosts an all sprint car show during the Jackson County Fair presented by ABDO, Eick & Meyers.

The 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store will pay $10,000 to the winner with the 24-car A Main paying $700 to start. Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints and Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc, which will pay out $500 to win, will also be on the program.

The top six drivers in the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store division are separated by less than 100 points. Mark Dobmeier holds a 42-point lead with Tim Kaeding, who has won the last two races, two points ahead of Brooke Tatnell for the runner-up position. Matt Juhl is 64 points out of the lead with Scott Winters 76 points behind Dobmeier. Lynton Jeffrey is 98 points from the top spot.

Kaeding and Kerry Madsen lead the way with two victories a piece. Paige Polyak, Ian Madsen, Brian Brown and Brad Sweet also have triumphs at the track this season.

Kaleb Johnson heads into this weekend with a 19-point lead in the Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints championship standings over Trevor Serbus. Brandon Geldner is 21 points out of the lead with Shane Fick one point behind Geldner and Colin Smith only 25 points out of the top spot.

Brady Forbrook and Dusty Ballenger each have two wins with Johnson, Geldner, Bruce Anderson, Chris Duffy, Jesse Lindberg and Ben Woods also reaching Victory Lane.

Doug Schenck, Clinton Bruns and Brandon Halverson have recorded wins during Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc action at Jackson Motorplex this season.

The pits will open at 3 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Additionally, there will be a driver autograph session underneath the main grandstand at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors 62-years-old and older and $10 for students ages 13 to 18. Children ages 12 and younger get in free.

Local Casey's General Stores have $5 off coupons that can be applied toward grandstand tickets.

For fans unable to attend the event, Speed Shift TV will showcase live Pay-Per-View video at http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

UP NEXT -

Friday for the Jackson County Fair presented by ABDO, Eick & Meyers featuring 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints and Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods and IMCA hobby stocks among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Brock Zearfoss beats the Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway Living Legends Dream Race highlights upcoming schedule

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (July 24, 2017) - For the first time in his young career, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss beat the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, scoring the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals preliminary main event on Friday, July 21, at Williams Grove Speedway. The pilot of the Aaron Long-owned/H&N Landscaping/ RV 4 Wheel Drive/Leahys Auto Body & Towing/No. 58 was the only Pennsylvania Posse representative inside the top-five against the Greatest Show On Dirt, driving ahead from fourth on the feature grid to earn $8,000 for his efforts.

Zearfoss earned his way into the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A-main by setting the fastest qualifying time within his group, also finishing second during his respective heat race.

“I don’t think it actually set in until the next morning when I saw the trophy in my living room,” Brock Zearfoss said. “This is absolutely unbelievable. This is something every sprint car driver dreams about; winning a World of Outlaws main event. I owe it all to Aaron Long and the LA Competition team. We’ve been working and working and working, and finally it paid off. The beginning of the season was rough, but we never gave up. Now we can say we have one of the most competitive teams in the country. I’m excited to see what the rest of the year brings.”

Brock Zearfoss will return to the driver’s seat of the Aaron Long-owned No. 58 on Friday night, July 28, at Williams Grove Speedway.

Highlighting his upcoming weekend plans, Brock Zearfoss will enter the Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 29. The marquee event will award a purse exceeding $55,000 including a $10,000-to-win main event. Two semi-features will set the main event starting grid, each awarding $2,000 to the top spot.

Zearfoss, who will pilot his own Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose's LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley’s Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/No. 3Z during the Living Legends Dream Race, has been on a roll at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” in 2017, earning nearly a dozen top-ten finishes while sitting fourth in the current track championship standings.

“I think it is safe to say that we all have a lot of momentum on our side right now,” Zearfoss said. “I think we have a great shot at picking up the big prize on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.”

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

2017 Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise, as well as 2017 AL Competition merchandise, is now available and can be found at all scheduled events.

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Seventh during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Earned pair of top-ten finishes on June 16-17 at Selinsgrove Speedway (second) and Port Royal Speedway (eighth). Finished fifth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 24. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway Park and Williams Grove Speedway during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Finished eighth during weekly action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Finished third at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, July 16, during BAPS Paint Night. Earned first ever World of Outlaws victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 21.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 2 (Port Royal Speedway)(Williams Grove Speedway - World of Outlaws)

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, H&N Landscaping, RV 4 Wheel Drive, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

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

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

 

 

Jersey Rush VII, Living Legends Dream Race, Lebanon Valley all next for Danny Dietrich

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (July 24, 2017) - Continuing a busy stretch of schedule, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich will spend the upcoming week and weekend competing in a variety of events in parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York where he will battle not only the Pennsylvania Posse, but also the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The Gettysburg native will kick-off his week with Jersey Rush VII at New Egypt (NJ) Speedway on Tuesday, July 25.

“We like to stay busy,” Dietrich said, full-time pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Carlisle Auto Salvage/CATS Used Truck Parts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Bowman Block & Head Repair/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48. “We’ve had some pretty successful stretches as of lately. This is a great time of the year to be fast, so we’ll work to keep that going clear through the Knoxville Nationals.”

After his visit to New Jersey, Dietrich will turn his focus back toward competition in Central Pennsylvania, visiting Williams Grove Speedway for a regular racing program on Friday, July 28, followed by the annual Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 29. The Living Legends Dream Race main event will award a minimum of $10,000, also featuring a pair of semi-features that will award $2,000 each.

Dietrich will conclude his upcoming week with a trip to The Empire State, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, on Sunday, July 30. The event will award a $7,000 top prize, as well as a minimum of $1,000 to each feature starter.

Splitting seat time, Dietrich will enter action in New Jersey and New York in the Tom Buch-owned/Apex/Sweeney Cars/ No. 13.

“Double-D” will enter the week with seven victories on the season, six at Lincoln (PA) Speedway and one at Williams Grove Speedway, and currently sits on top of the Central PA Sprint Cars presented by Hoseheads point standings. Dietrich’s most recent victory was earned at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, scoring $7,000 after 30, non-stop laps on July 1.

During recent sprint car competition, Dietrich was scored 22nd against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals preliminary at Williams Grove Speedway. A potential top-ten drive was cut short after making contact with another competitor.

Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/

Recent Highlights: Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park to launch 2017 season. Earned top-ten finish against World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Earned Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker 30 victory worth $4,000 on Saturday, February 25. Earned Lincoln Speedway victory on Saturday, March 25. Finished ninth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Recorded a Central PA podium sweep at Williams Grove (2nd) and Lincoln Speedway (3rd) on April 14-15. Earned Weldon Sterner Memorial victory at Lincoln Speedway on April 29 worth $6,900. Finished third during Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway with World of Outlaws on May 17. Earned victory at Williams Grove Speedway on May 26 during Charity event. Finished fourth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 29. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary on Saturday, May 27. Finished second on back-to-back nights at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. Scored fifth win of the season on June 10 during Fallen Firefighters Night at Lincoln Speedway. Scored sixth win of the season on June 24 at Lincoln Speedway. Finished second against Arctic Cat All Stars at Waynesfield (OH) Raceway Park on Wednesday, June 21. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Dietrich earned a victory at Lincoln Speedway, as well as seven other top-ten finishes including a runner-up performance at Selinsgrove Speedway. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 15.

2015 Wins: 16 2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 7 (Lincoln Speedway x6 including Icebreaker 30, Weldon Sterner Memorial worth $6,900, Fallen Firefighters Night worth $5,000, Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek; Williams Grove Speedway on May 26 during Charity Race worth $4,000)

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

 

 

Marks heads north of the border; Michigan and Wisconsin visits to follow

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, PA (July 24, 2017) - A recent stretch of disappointing finishes which includes a “DNF” at Lernerville Speedway, followed by a “DNQ” during night one of the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway, has left Brent Marks frustrated, but the “Myerstown Missile” will work to rebound during a trio of upcoming World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series starts in Canada, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Kicking-off an active week, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year contender will battle the Greatest Show On Dirt at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday, July 25. The Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown will be Marks’ first and only World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series start in Canada in 2017.

Marks will return to the United States soon thereafter and prepare for a pair of programs in Michigan and Wisconsin, beginning with the Battle of Michigan at the Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan, on Friday evening, July 28. Twenty-four hours later, Marks will make his first ever start at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin.

“Things have been a little disappointing lately, but we’ve been down that road before. We’ll keep plugging away and keep working hard. Our work ethic will pay off sooner or later,” Brent Marks said, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/No. 19. “I’m excited to head to Canada. Ohsweken always earns a lot of positive press. It will be nice to travel north and compete in front of some new fans.”

Brent Marks will enter the weekend 11th in the current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series standings, earning 12 top-ten finishes on the season, most recently finishing sixth during the annual Brad Doty Classic at Attica (OH) Raceway Park.

To view the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, visit the Greatest Show On Dirt live on the Web at www.woosprint.com.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com, soon to be available on the road in the Shark Racing apparel trailer.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Finished ninth with WoO in Stockton, California, on Saturday, March 25. Earned pair of World of Outlaws top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday/Saturday, April 14-15. Earned unsanctioned Port Royal win on Saturday, April 22. Finished sixth against WoO at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. Finished tenth at 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, May 6. KSE Hard Charger Award winner at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, May 13, by charging 20th to 12th. Finished 10th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19, during Morgan Cup preliminary main event. Tenth during New Egypt (NJ) Speedway appearance on Wednesday, May 24. Finished 11th at Knoxville (IA) Raceway on Friday, June 9. Finished eighth at River Cities (ND) Speedway on Friday, June 16. Drove from 15th to eighth at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa on Friday, June 23; KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished 10th at Dakota State Fair (SD) Speedway on Saturday, July 1. Finished sixth during Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on July 11. Earned pair of KSE Hard Charger awards at Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend (July 13,14). Finished 23rd during $50,000-to-win Kings Royal A-Main on July 15.

2015 Wins: 3
2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park)
2017 WoO Stats:
Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway - Unsanctioned)
WoO Wins: N/A
WoO Top-10s: 12

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including - Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels - VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA

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

 

 

Get Your Tickets Now to See Kyle Larson and Danny Lasoski at Ohsweken Monday and Tuesday

 By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 23, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway is set to host two of its biggest event sof the season this Monday and Tuesday, July 24 and 25 night as Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Larson and four-time Knoxville Nationals champion Danny Lasoski are set to tackle the Six Nations 3/8-mile clay oval.

On Monday, July 24 Larson and Lasoski take on Ohsweken’s best Sprint Car drivers in the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals for the Kool Kids-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars. The winner will guarantee themselves a spot in the prestigious $12,000-to-win 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken September 15-16. Also on the schedule is the prestigious 50-lap Brock Leonard Memorial for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks, a full points event for the Stickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars and the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds.

Then, on Tuesday, July 25, Larson and Lasoski will take on the best Sprint Car drivers in the world when the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series rolls into town for the Six Nations Showdown presented by Arrow Express. The 30-lap, $10,000-to-win showdown will pit two of the hottest Sprint Car drivers in the country against the tough Outlaw cast that includes eight-time champion Donny Schatz, rising star David Gravel and the ‘Big Cat’ Brad Sweet as well as mainstays Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, Jason Johnson, Kraig Kinser and Sheldon Haudenschild to name a few. Tuesday’s show is also the first round of the DIRTcar Sportsman Series Western Region and the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will battle in twin 15-lap races.

Larson is one of the hottest Sprint Car drivers in the world right now. The dirt ace turned NASCAR star has beaten the best Sprint Car drivers across the country this season. Larson topped the World of Outlaws at Nebraska’s Eagle Raceway in June, then knocked off the Arctic Car All-Star Circuit of Champions during Ohio Speedweek and followed it up by rattling off four consecutive wins against the Pennsylvania Posse during PA Speedweek. Larson is that good.

"I am really excited to make my first trip to Canada and also to be racing a Sprint Car,” Larson said. “Ohsweken has always produced great racing with multiple lines so it should be fun to try and adapt to the track. Hopefully we can pick up a couple wins while I am there."

Lasoski is no slouch either. The Dover, Missouri native is a four-time Knoxville Nationals champion, three of which came with Tony Stewart Racing. ‘The Dude’ is a former World of Outlaws regular and once held the Ohsweken qualifying track record until current full-time Outlaw Kraig Kinser knocked it down with a lap of 12.047 seconds on July 30, 2010.

In addition to Larson and Lasoski, several top talents have already confirmed they will be in attendance at Ohsweken for the Northern Summer Nationals. Ohsweken point leader Dylan Westbrook, who has six wins this season, will be in attendance. Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint point leader Jason Barney will also chase the top prize.

Australian star Max Johnston has also made his way north to compete against Ohsweken’s best for Styres Racing. He earned a third-place finish on Friday night in his first night of action behind the wheel of the Styres No.0. Up and coming racer Joe Trenca of Clay, NY has also thrown his name into the ring for both nights of action.

It’s two nights of action-packed racing at Ohsweken Speedway that you don’t want to miss. For additional event information, including tickets and camping, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

--- Tickets Available Now! Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway's 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25 both featuring Kyle Larson and Danny Lasoski, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

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.

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 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, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

 

 

TOO MANY RAINDROPS PREVENTS NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RACING ACTION

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Orrville, Ohio

By Mike Swanger

For the first time since April 29th and May 6th, rain stopped any chance of racing action at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night that was to feature the 3rd annual Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week and the Don Gross Memorial along with the Fisher Performance Sprints, the Lowes Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks. Heavy rains in the early morning that continued intermittently throughout the late morning and early afternoon with chance of pop up storms for the late afternoon until night, made promoters Jason and Kristin Flory reluctantly to call off the racing program. A date for the Don Gross Memorial is still being considered.

This Saturday, July 29th will highlight the return of the Ohio Sprint Car Series for their third trip to 'Orrville's Historic Oval'. Points leader Cole Duncan will lead the OSCS into the nights action as he also has one of the two wins in their races at NAPA WCS and also has a second place finish in the other race that was co sanctioned by the Arctic Cat All Stars which was won by Joey Saldana. The Kar Connection Super Late Models, the Lowes Super Stocks and the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks will continue their points battles.

Coming up on Saturday, August 5th it will be Kid's Night as all four of the regular class' of cars will be racing. Activities and prizes will be happening for the Kid's that night.

Go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information about the track and like us on facebook/waynecountyspeedway

 

 

Davie Franek Picks Up Win #6 on the 2017 Season

Could we be witnessing the change of the URC guard? Davie “No Panic” Franek has been on a roll lately, and I don’t mean just in 2017. Franek who is the 2014 and 2016 URC Champion has become one of the best 360-winged sprint car drivers in the nation and was ranked 4th in 2016 according to the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers.

In 2017, Franek has picked up right where he left off, already Franek has 6 wins, 3 coming on the ultra-competitive Capitol Renegade Untied Racing Club sprint car series, 2 at the Selinsgrove Speedway and his 6th at the McKean County Speedway. Yes, the wins are impressive, but what is even more impressive is what Franek does when he doesn’t win. In 2017, Franek has posted an additional 10 top 5’s at the Selinsgrove Speedway along with the Patriot Sprint Tour and the Empire Super Sprints.

For much of the last two decades, Delaware native Curt Michael has dominated the United Racing Club and Company. For Curt, who sits 5th in all time URC wins with 58 and is a 9-time URC Champion (98, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, and 15) he has pretty much owned the URC scene since his emergence in 1996. There have been drivers who has pushed Curt for the URC Crown, mainly JJ Grasso and Robbie Stillwaggon, but none have just gone out and dominated the way that Franek has been the past few years.

Are we seeing a changing of the guard right before our eyes? We all know that drivers have a long shelf life, but with Franek only in his mid-20’s, he has many years to continue his dominance within the URC 360 ranks. Yes, Franek has dabbled in the 410 ranks and he could take the rout the JJ Grasso and Davey Sammons have in the past few years, but until that day comes, Franek continues to be one of if not the guy to beat each and every weekend on the URC circuit.

So, what makes Franek so good? And what makes him the challenger to Curt Michael for the URC title. Franek is a driver who will drive just about anywhere to race. His cars are always prepared for the nights events, with little to no mechanical troubles throughout the course of a 50-60 race season.

Franek can drive from deep in the field and evidenced by his 12 to 2nd place run a few weeks back at the Albany Saratoga Speedway. Franek is competitive no matter where he goes and it doesn’t matter what sanctioning body as Franek has won on the URC, ESS and Patriots tour to name a few. Franek doesn’t depend just on URC or Selinsgrove for a race, the Wantage NJ driver races all over the north east, often competing in multiple states over the course of a 3-day weekend.

Either way we continue to enjoy the show that Franek puts on and only time will tell if we are truly witnessing the changing of the guard with Franek.

This weekend Franek will be competing in a triple header. The Mach-1 Lelands.com 360 Sprint Car nationals kick off on Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway in a special $3,000 to win event then the series will head to Selinsgrove Speedway for the first of two action packed nights. Saturday nights feature will pay $3,000 to win and Sunday’s event will pay $6,000 to win. If a driver can win all 3 there will be an additional $10,000 to pocket.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through July 20

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 773; 2. Justin Fifield, Mes­quite, Texas, 740; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., and John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, both 736; 5. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 711; 6. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 704; 7. Rob­ert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 700; 8. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 689; 9. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 682; 10. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., and Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., both 656; 12. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 647; 13. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 646; 14. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 642; 15. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 635; 16. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 631; 17. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 627; 18. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., and Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, both 619; 20. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 615.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 412; 2. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., and Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., both 407; 4. Christopher Ennis, Bakersfield, Calif., 403; 5. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 363; 6. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 341; 7. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 328; 8. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 318; 9. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 315; 10. Michael Schott, Tulare, Calif., 295.

Colorado – 1. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., 222; 2. Lonnie Cox, Elbert, Colo., 221; 3. Nic Sut­ton, Arvada, Colo., 173; 4. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 161; 5. Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 147; 6. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 145; 7. Buddy Tubbs, Colorado Springs, Colo., 135; 8. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 131; 9. Todd Pudwill, Rapid City, S.D., 127; 10. Nick Haygood, Denver, Colo., 115.

Iowa – 1. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 342; 2. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 329; 3. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 328; 4. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 323; 5. Mike John­ston, Des Moines, Iowa, 304; 6. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 301; 7. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 286; 8. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 281; 9. Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, 266; 10. Greg Black, Des Moines, Iowa, 243.

Indiana – 1. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 230; 2. Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., 221; 3. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 201; 4. Brinton Marvel, Lizton, Ind., 198; 5. Andy Bradley, Blooming­ton, Ind., 192; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 185; 7. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 178; 8. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 173; 9. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 162; 10. Danny Clark, Plain­field, Ind., 138.

Kansas – 1. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 248; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 247; 3. Jed Werner, Codell, Kan., 236; 4. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 227; 5. Darren Berry, McCook, Neb., 186; 6. J.D. Johnson, Wichita, Kan., 157; 7. Nate Berry, McCook, Neb., 155; 8. Keefe Hemel, Cimar­ron, Kan., 145; 9. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 142; 10. Shane Sundquist, Bertrand, Neb., 134.

Louisiana – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 190; 2. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 183; 3. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 141; 4. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 138; 5. Chris Hinson, Neder­land, Texas, 126; 6. Charles Sweetser, Morgan City, La., and Asa Lee Williamson, Pine­ville, La., both 103; 8. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 102; 9. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 100; 10. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 79.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 667; 2. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 642; 3. Dave Becker, Belle Plaine, Minn., 576; 4. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 525; 5. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 448; 6. Bruce Anderson, Trimont, Minn., 355; 7. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 352; 8. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 335; 9. Brandon Geldner, Madison Lake, Minn., 322; 10. Corey Kautz, Ankeny, Iowa, 319.

North Carolina – 1. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 76; 2. Bronzie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., 72; 3. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., and Jeff Taylor, Cherry Hill, N.J., both 40; 5. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 39; 6. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 37; 7. Nathan Emig, Beaufort, S.C., and Brian Lawson, Orange, Va., both 36; 9. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 35; 10. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 34.

Nebraska – 1. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 585; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 565; 3. Toby Chap­man, Panama, Neb., 555; 4. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 511; 5. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 485; 6. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 482; 7. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 471; 8. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 455; 9. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 442; 10. Clint Benson, Papil­lion, Neb., 437.

New Jersey – 1. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 79; 2. Mark Bitner, Columbus, N.J., and Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., both 77; 4. Thomas C. Carberry, Ringoes, N.J, 73; 5. Edward Wag­ner III, Newfield, N.J., 70; 6. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 67; 7. Jamie Kostic, Woolwich Town­ship, N.J., 64; 8. Bryant Davis, Norwood, Pa., 60; 9. Stefanie Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 56; 10. Saman­tha Lieberman, Southampton, Pa., 53.

New York – 1. Thomas Radivoy, Circleville, N.Y., 273; 2. Jeff Trombely, Altamont, N.Y., 269; 3. Bret Jaycox, East Durham, N.Y., 257; 4. Dana Wagner, Sidney Center, N.Y., 252; 5. Sydney Prince, Killingworth, Conn., 249; 6. Emily VanInwegen, Sparrow Bush, N.Y., 246; 7. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 241; 8. Eddie Strada, Lake Ariel, Pa., 235; 9. Dustin Purdy, Walton, N.Y., 223; 10. Jerry Sehn, Deansboro, N.Y., 194.

Ohio – 1. Jim Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 225; 2. Jake Hesson, Marysville, Ohio, 205; 3. Hunter Lynch, Os­trander, Ohio, 204; 4. Andy Hill, Frankfort, Ohio, 203; 5. Cale Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio, 172; 6. Jay Dunaway, Oak Hill, Ohio, 170; 7. Joseph Allagree, Chillicothe, Ohio, 160; 8. Dilan Allagree, South Salem, Ohio, 153; 9. Michael L. Ebersbach, Baltimore, Ohio, 147; 10. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 127.

Oklahoma – 1. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 220; 2. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 217; 3. Chad Koch, Lakeside City, Texas, 208; 4. Tristan Oakes, Sand Springs, Okla., 189; 5. Blake Dacus, Fletcher, Okla., 179; 6. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 178; 7. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 176; 8. Joe Wood Jr., Newcastle, Okla., 164; 9. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 147; 10. Justin Fisk, Oklahoma City, Okla., 133.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 832; 2. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 704; 3. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 667; 4. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 635; 5. Tyler Reeser, Orwigs­burg, Pa., 631; 6. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 585; 7. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., 490; 8. Greg Dobrosky, Kittanning, Pa., 482; 9. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 479; 10. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 463.

South Carolina – 1. David William Duke II, Sumter, S.C., 111; 2. Danny Jones, Concord, N.C., 106; 3. Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., 103; 4. Nathan Emig, Beaufort, S.C., 101; 5. Scott Law­rence, Concord, N.C., and Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., both 76; 7. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., 67; 8. David Thorman, Greenville, S.C., 64; 9. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 39; 10. Steve Sur­niak, Mooresville, N.C., 33.

South Dakota – 1. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 212; 2. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 142; 3. Taylor Ryan, Flandreau, S.D., 121; 4. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 111; 5. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 110; 6. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 102; 7. Josh Sterrett, Huron, S.D., 94; 8. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 78; 9. Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., and Blaine Stegenga, Valley Springs, S.D., both 69.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 997; 2. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 774; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 760; 4. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 743; 5. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 705; 6. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 682; 7. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 590; 8. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 583; 9. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 527; 10. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 518.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 433; 2. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 428; 3. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 410; 4. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 407; 5. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 328; 6. Mike Keeton, Doswell, Va., 317; 7. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 283; 8. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 201; 9. Brian Lawson, Orange, Va., 192; 10. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 187.

 

 

Bellm Geared Up for Three-Race Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (July 21, 2017) – After a pair of idle weekends, Nixa, Missouri’s Kyle Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team fire back to action in a big way with three races this weekend.

The weekend triple for Bellm and the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision team kicks off with ASCS Red River action Friday night at Creek County Speedway near Tulsa, OK. From there, action shifts back to Missouri for a pair of ASCS Warior Region events at Eldon’s Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday night and then California’s Double X Speedway on Sunday night.

“We’re looking forward to it, hopefully we can put together some podium finishes and possibly come away with at least a win or two,” Bellm commented.

The triple begins at Creek County Speedway, where Bellm drove the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions entry to a runner-up finish during Speedweek action last year.

“Creek County has been really up and down for us lately,” Bellm explains. “We know we’re capable of running up front there with anyone.”

The Missouri pair of events that follow in Bellm’s homeland offer up a combined $5,500 in winner’s share.

“We have been good at both of those tracks, so we should have a chance to make it a good weekend,” the driver of the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care machine commented.

Bellm’s most recent action was a weekend triple to kick off the month of July that included a pair of races at Lake Ozark and one at Double X. Bellm enjoyed a win and a pair of fourth-place finishes that weekend, with the July 1 triumph at Lake Ozark his second win of the year atop the 3/8-mile Eldon clay oval and third overall victory of 2017.

Bellm and the Schaeffer Oil/Prater Designs/The Engine Heater crew look to add more hardware to the mantel this weekend.

2017 Quick Stats: 21 races, 3 wins, 9 top-fives, 9 top-tens.

Up Next:

Friday – ASCS Red River Region at Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK)

Saturday – ASCS Warrior Region at Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, MO)

Sunday – ASCS Warrior Region at Double X Speedway (California, MO)

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.

 

 

Madsen, Hagar and Taylor Earn Victories for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 21, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Kerry Madsen, Derek Hagar and Zac Taylor each produced a feature victory last weekend.

Madsen led Big Game Motorsports to his third consecutive World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win a week ago Thursday during the opening night of the Kings Royal weekend at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio.

Hagar swept the night on Saturday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark.

Taylor picked up his fourth triumph of the season on Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo.

Other Team ILP competitors with a top-five finish include:

Johnny Herrera capped the Rushmore Rumble with a runner-up result last Saturday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Kevin Swindell and Spencer Bayston placed second on Sunday at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio.

Seth Bergman finished third on Friday at Black Hills Speedway during the Rushmore Rumble with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Danny Lasoski guided Mark Burch Motorsports to a third-place finish on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and the duo powered from 18th to fourth on Thursday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

Henry Van Dam posted a season-best fourth-place result on Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore.

Dylan Cisney scored a fourth-place finish on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

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TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Jack Dover - 7 (Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 6 and May 13; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 27; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 1 and June 3; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on June 13 and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on June 17); Kerry Madsen - 6 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11 and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 12 and June 2; Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7 and July 8 and Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on July 13); Derek Hagar - 5 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on July 2 and Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on July 15); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 4 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 22 and June 17; RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, on May 26 and Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on June 3); Giovanni Scelzi - 4 (Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on May 5; Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on May 13; Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., on June 3 and Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 10); Zac Taylor - 4 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on May 13 and I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on June 3, June 17 and July 15); Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Caleb Helms - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24 and Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25); Chase Johnson - 2 (Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on June 9 and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on June 17); Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); Marshall Skinner - 2 (Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 26 and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on April 30 and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on July 7); Kevin Swindell Racing - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, on June 22); Austen Wheatley - 2 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 20); Josh Baughman - 1 (Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 9); Seth Bergman - 1 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on May 6); Zach Blurton - 1 (U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., on April 27); Tommy Bryant - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 19); Alex Hill - 1 (Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada on May 19); Danny Lasoski - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 24); Zane Lawrence - 1 (Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on April 28); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Dominic Scelzi - 1 (Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on June 24); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., on June 9) and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, on June 16).

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Beierle Makes Strides in Front of Family and Friends

Inside Line Promotions - RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 21, 2017) - Andee Beierle made big strides racing in front of her family and friends during a weekend of competition close to her Bismarck, N.D., home.

Beierle and BDS Motorsports raced into the A Main last Friday and Saturday with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Black Hills Speedway, which hosted the Rushmore Rumble.

"I'm so thankful for all the family that came out to support me," she said. "Racing is about memories and experiences and it was really cool to be able to share that with all of them and make new sprint car fans."

Beierle showed over the weekend she is gaining confidence in her first year of touring with the ASCS National Tour and only her second season in a 360ci sprint car.

On Friday she started toward the tail of her heat race and was unable to advance. However, in the B Main she maneuvered from sixth to a fourth-place finish to transfer into the main event, in which she battled to a 16 th-place result after starting 20th.

"I passed cars in the B Main and that hasn't happened the past few years," she said. "It showed how much I've improved over the summer … the little things that have transpired."

On Saturday Beierle was unable to finish a heat race, which started her 24 th in the main event. She picked up a trio of positions to finish 21st.

"We had engine issues all weekend," she said. "The car just wouldn't go. We didn't get the results we wanted, but I drove the car as hard as I could. But that's part of racing. We will address that and get it fixed.

"Overall it was a great weekend. I had never been to Black Hills. I was a bit surprised. It was such a cool track and had more banking than I thought. For some reason that track suits me. I look forward to going back."

Beierle will tentatively return to action on July 29 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and July 30 at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 14 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat: 8 (7); B Main: 4 (6); Feature: 16 (20).

July 15 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat: DNF (5); Feature: 21 (24).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

July 29 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, (tentative) and July 30 at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, (tentative) with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AndeeBeierleRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndeeBeierle

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Super Shox

Super Shox began in 1997 with the idea to build an aluminum mono tube gas shock for sprint cars and midgets. The company began manufacturing late model shocks in 2011. Super Shox launched the SR1 line of rear shock absorbers for Harley Davidson FLH and Dyna models in 2015. For more information, visit http://www.SuperShox.com.

"Super Shox is a team sponsor of BDS Motorsports," Beierle said. "They sent us some shocks and I put them on my Harley. With those shocks on my bike … they are adjustable for weight … it feels like a boat on smooth water. They are absolutely phenomenal shocks."

Beierle would also like to thank Mr. Bubble, Northern Coatings, Inc., Arienco Construction Inc., Harmony Stables, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Liquid Nitro, Simpson Race Products, IETF, Dollar-Dental, Hi-Tech MotorWorks and Four in the Fluff Marketing & Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Don't Miss NASCAR Star Kyle Larson and 4-Time Knoxville Nationals Champion Danny Lasoski Next Monday and Tuesday at Ohsweken Speedway

 OHSWEKEN, Ont. – July 21, 2017 – Ohsweken Speedway is excited to welcome Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series multi-time winner Kyle Larson for two big nights of Sprint Car racing at the 3/8-mile clay oval on Monday July 24 in the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals and Tuesday July 25 in the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. Ohsweken officials are, however, disappointed to announce Rico Abreu has withdrawn from his commitment to race at both events.

"Due to recent personnel changes within Rico Abreu Racing, we're unable to participate in the upcoming races on July 24-25 at Ohsweken Speedway,” Rico Abreu said in a statement. “This has impacted our preparation for these events. We realize not being able to appear at Ohsweken Speedway will be disappointing to the fans who already purchased tickets to see us race, but we hope to be in Canada to race at Ohsweken next year."

Ohsweken Speedway officials were stunned to learn of Abreu’s decision Thursday night.

"To say we are disappointed in an understatement," said Ohsweken Speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey. "We were shocked to hear about this turn of events. Our management staff at Ohsweken immediately contacted Kyle Larson's team who have confirmed that he will be ready to compete on Monday and Tuesday."

Despite Abreu’s absence, Ohsweken officials are pleased to confirm that four-time Knoxville Nationals champion ‘The Dude’ Danny Lasoski of Dover, Missouri will drive a Hoddick Racing entry for both events. In addition to his four Knoxville crowns, three of which came with Tony Stewart Racing, Lasoski is also a former full-time World of Outlaws competitor who is seventh on the Series’ all-time win list with 90 Feature victories.

A healthy contingent of local and Northeastern stars will be in attendance for both shows to battle with Larson. The hottest 360 Sprint Car driver in the Northeast and current Ohsweken Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Car point leader Dylan Westbrook will try to defend his home turf against Larson. Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint point leader Jason Barney has also confirmed his attendance and plans to hunt down Larson for the third Ohsweken win of his career.

The following the night, the stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series roll into town for the 11th straight season. Eight-time and defending Outlaw champion Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND will be gunning to repeat his 2016 victory and continue on the lucrative pace he has set to start Sprint Car racing’s Month of Money.

Full-time Outlaw and former Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner Shane Stewart of Bixby, OK will also be a top contender when he unloads his Larson Marks Racing No.2. Stewart will look to upset his boss, Larson, for the victory at the Big O. In addition, Dylan Westbrook will get his chance to show the Outlaws the fast way around Ohsweken as he will have a 410ci motor under the hood of his popular No.47x.

Tickets Available Now! Plenty of excellent Advanced reserved seats are still available for the Northern Summer Nationals on July 24 and the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25 both featuring Kyle Larson, Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order. For the full 2017 Ohsweken Speedway schedule of events, click here. ---

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.

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 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, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA 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 2017: 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, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket. Tickets Available Now! Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for all of Ohsweken Speedway's 2017 major events, including the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Kyle Larson and Rico Abreu on July 24, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Six Nations Showdown on July 25, the Triple Crown Showdown featuring Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds on August 24, and the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals September 15-16 are on sale now! Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2017 schedule of events, click here.

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, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule since 2007.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

OHSWEKEN PARTNERS Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2017: 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, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

SSP July 22nd Design 500/Lady Eagle Heroes Race Next For Northwest Focus Midget Series; Fifty Lap Feature

By Ben Deatherage

Banks, Oregon- The Northwest Focus Midget Series heads to Sunset Speedway Park on Saturday, July 22nd. This will be the one and only appearance the series makes to the “Banks Bullring” in 2017 and is the second occasion they’ve visited the state of Oregon during the current campaign. It also marks the fourth race of the Summer Challenge and is the fifty-lap Heroes Race presented by Design 500 and Lady Eagle.

“After a weekend off, we are very excited for the upcoming event at Sunset Speedway, this will our fourth SUMMER CHALLENGE event for our series championship,” commented series co-owner, Carla Stewart, “after our first event, Michael Vollbrecht #4 ran the POINTS LEADER bright yellow visor, after the second it was found on the Tristin Thomas #9t, and after the third race for the championship, you will see the POINTS LEADER visor on the #21j Ryan Cully race car this weekend.”

The Northwest Focus Midget Series has visited SSP twice in the last two seasons. Chance Crum was victorious last year while Michael Vollbrecht got the job done in 2015.

Tristin Thomas has won the first two Summer Challenge events while Nate Vaughn picked up the huge win at Deming a few weeks ago. Thomas leads the overall win list this season, with five trips to victory lane, over Nick Evans’ three and two-time victor Chance Crum. Colton Heath, Ross Rankine, and the aforementioned Nate Vaughn are the only drivers to have won once. Around twenty-five cars are expected to be in attendance including Indiana’s Ross Rankine.

Along with the awesome series sponsors, the SUMMER CHALLENGE ten Race Series is powered by Bardahl, Central Welding, Demitris, and NWSprintcarhistory.com. NEW for this event is a special presentation/award for the 15th place finisher by BEAR4Life, fifteen is the age they lost their son to suicide, as a series we want to help share their story and to be aware, don't be shy asking questions, and tell someone if you think someone is at risk. We thank Kat and Dane Halbert for this very special award and their time spent with us on Saturday. Our drivers will have their NEW BEAR4Life Teen Suicide Prevention decals on their cars.

For all the latest news and info regarding the Northwest Focus Midget Series visit northwestfocusmidgets.com You can also get information via your favorite mobile device by checking out the Northwest Focus Midget Series page on Facebook or on Twitter @NW_focus. If you can’t make it to the races you can LISTEN LIVE on the RBN RacinBoys Broadcast Network at www.racinboys.com. Also Northwest Focus Midget Series t-shirts, hoodies, and hats are available for purchase at the series trailer.

Past Northwest Focus Midget Series Winners At Sunset Speedway Park:
2016- Chance Crum on July 23rd

2015- Michael Vollbrecht on August 1st

2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Schedule:
Friday, April 14th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Nick Evans
Saturday, April 29th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington-Rained Out
Friday, May 5th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Rained Out
Saturday, May 6th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Ross Rankine
Saturday, May 20th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington-Nick Evans
Saturday, May 27th-Southern Oregon Speedway-White City, Oregon (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 2)-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 2nd-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Colton Heath
Saturday, June 3rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Tristin Thomas
Saturday, June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 3)-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 16th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington-Nick Evans
Thursday, June 22nd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 23rd-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington-Tristin Thomas
Friday, June 30th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington - Fred Brownfield Classic-Chance Crum
Saturday, July 1st-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington - Fred Brownfield Classic-Chance Crum
Friday, July 7th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 4)-Nate Vaughn
Saturday, July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 5)-Design 500/Lady Eagle Heroes Race (50 Laps)
Friday, July 28th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, July 29th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 6) Bob's Burgers & Brew 360 Nationals
Saturday, August 5th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 7)
Friday, August 11th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington
Saturday, August 26th-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 8)
Friday, September 1st-Skagit Speedway-Alger, Washington
Sunday, September 3rd-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, Washington
Friday, September 8th-Deming Speedway-Deming, Washington (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 1 Rain Date from 5/5)
Friday, September 29th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 9) - Focus Fall Classic
Saturday, September 30th-Silver Dollar Speedway-Chico, California (SUMMER CHALLENGE Round 10) - Focus Fall Classic

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

Historical results and information can be found atwww.nwsprintcarhistory.com

2017 Northwest Focus Midget Series Sponsors And Marketing Partners
ABS Business Data, Alger Bar & Grill, Arrow Motorsports, BR Motorsports, Bardahl, Central Welding, Demitris, DeYoungInc.com, Dirt Co. Media House, Elma Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Elma Lanes, Evans Gang, Golden Wheels, Highline Mfg. Inc., HighLine Performance, Highside Racing Promotions, JMS Engines, Jorgenson Manufacturing Inc., KRKO, Kimbridge, KINGS Race Products,MyTrafficMan.net, Landshark Media,nwsprintcarhistory.com, Northsound Racing, Olympic Machinery, OPC Exclusive, Pacific Performance Coating, PCI Powder Coating Inc., Purple Moon Promotions, ProFab Northwest LLC, Pyles Motorsports, RBN RacinBoys Broadcast Network, Robbie Price Racing, Scott Murdoch Motorsports, ShadowBrook Farms, Davidson Training, SpeedMart inc., Triple X Race Co., TrophyDash, VanDyne Engineering, Vics 66, WhirlyBall, WHR Motorsports, Washington Quarter Midget Association

 

 

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Returns to Woodhull Raceway for Second Time in 2017 This Saturday

Paul Harkenrider

(Woodhull, NY) For the second time this season, the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will be returning to the Woodhull Raceway this Saturday, July 22. The tour visited the Steuben County facility in May when Bryan Howland picked up the win over Steve Collins and George Suprick.

After a tough month of racing in June, Jared Zimbardi still remains atop the point standings with four wins on the American schedule. Steve Collins has a win and multiple podium finishes to keep pace with Zimbardi but still trails him by 61 points heading into Saturday night. Kyle Drum is third at 1390, with Jordan Thomas (1254) and Joe Trenca (1235) complete the top five in the American Tour Championship.

This Saturday’s show will be presented by PST Marketing Partner, Evingham Site Excavation of Bolivar, NY. ESE has been instrumental with the Patriot Sprint Tour as the Dash for Cash Series presenting sponsor over the last four seasons. The four-lap dash is made up of drivers who finished in positions 9-14 in our accumulated passing points program that takes place during our qualifying heats. In 2016, David Just collected the most points and captured the series points championship.

Gates for this Saturday will open at 4:00, with racing set to start at 6:30. Grandstand admission is $18.00 with one dollar off if you arrive before 5:30. Pit Admission is priced at $35.

Patriotsprinttour.com has been re-invented for the 2017 season thanks to Curtis Berleue Photography. The site includes results, points standings, series history and much more for your convenience. You can also follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter, along by liking Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook.

The 2017 Patriot Sprint Tour season is brought to you by; A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc, Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography, Fine Touch Collision.

PST American Tour Standings: 1) 35- Jared Zimbardi (1501) 2) 67- Steve Collins (1440) 3) 47- Kyle Drum (1390) 4) 79- Jordan Thomas (1254) 5) 98- Joe Trenca (1235) 6) 81- Derek Jonathan (1185) 7) 17z- Josh Azzi (1167) 8) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles (1104) 9) 54j- David Just (996) 10) X- Dan Bennett (869) 11) 1J- Derrick Juliano (764) 12) 67r- Pete Richardson (660)

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Series: 1) 35- Jared Zimbardi (23) 2) 79- Jordan Thomas (16) 3) 47- Kyle Drum (14) 4) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles (13) 5) 1-10- Jake Brown (11)

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING

SHANE STEWART, DRIVER NO. 2 LARSON MARKS RACING SPRINT CAR

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY (MECHANICSBURG, PA)

RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY (RANSOMVILLE, NY)

JULY 21-23

RACE 52-54 OF 2017 SEASON

LARSON MARKS RACING RETURNS TO THE NORTHEAST FOR THREE NIGHTS OF RACING THREE RACE WEEKEND: The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads back to the Northeast this week for three nights of racing. Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart will be competing at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg Friday and Saturday for the Summer Nationals followed up by Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway on Sunday.

OUTLAWS VS. POSSE: For the second time this season, the World of Outlaws take on the Pennsylvania Posse. The score currently sits at 4-0 with the Outlaws scoring all of the victories, including Stewart's Morgan Cup win at Williams Grove Speedway in May.

STEWART'S LAST TRIP TO THE GROVE: Although Williams Grove Speedway isn't one of Stewart's best tracks on the World of Outlaws' circuit, he picked up his career-first win and initial triumph of the season at the half-mile in May. Stewart started on the front row of the 30-lap main event and claimed the lead on a Lap 11 restart. He went on to lead the remaining 19 laps to capture the victory.

BIG "R" OUTLAW SHOOTOUT: The World of Outlaws return to Ransomville Speedway this Sunday for the first time since 1997. It will be the first trip to the semi-banked half-mile for Larson Marks Racing and Stewart.

SILVER CUP RECAP: Tuesday night at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Penn., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, Stewart qualified sixth in Flight A of time trials and finished fourth in his heat race. The Bixby, Okla., native was able to advance four positions in the main event to finish just outside of the top-10 in 11th-place.

LARSON MARKS RACING OWNERS: Larson Marks Racing is co-owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (NMECS) driver Kyle Larson and driver/entrepreneur Justin Marks. Marks also owns GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C. Larson will be at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend to compete in the NMECS race.

LARSON MARKS RACING TEAM: The Larson Marks Racing team is led by crew chief Lee Stauffer of York, Penn., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Dennis Christ of Fredericksburg, Penn.

LOOKING AHEAD: Following Saturday night's race at Ransomville Speedway, Larson Marks Racing will be back on track Tuesday, July 25 at Ohsweken Speedway in Oshweken, Ontario, Canada.

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

STATS: RACES: 51 FAST TIME: 2 WINS: 4 TOP-FIVE FINISHES: 15 TOP-10 FINISHES: 35

 

 

Matt Covington

CG Motorsports – Glenpool, Ok. (July 20, 2017) Matt Covington scored a pair of 4th place finishes during the doubleheader weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Black Hills Speedway.

Friday night’s pill draw dealt Covington the 9th starting position in his heat. However, he was able to capitalize on the bad luck by charging to the front for the win in his XXX Chassis/ A-Rock Materials mount. He earned the FSR Radiator High Point Driver of the Night award as a result. The redraw proved to be more favorable, landing Matt in the 4th starting position for the feature.

With the feature underway, Covington remained most of the race inside the top-5. His main goal was to secure a lock-in position for Saturday. The surface took rubber, causing the leaders to stay locked into the rubbered-up groove. Passing opportunities were limited. Matt successfully attained his goal when the checkers flew and achieved a lock-in by coming home 4th.

Due to the lock-in, Covington and the team did not have to participate in Saturday night’s heat races. Luck favored Matt in the top-four redraw by granting him the pole starting position for Saturday’s A-main finale.

At the drop of the green, Covington got the jump on the start, leading the field aboard the T&L Foundry/Wesmar machine. With lap ten approaching, Matt began to get some pressure for the lead from Aaron Reutzel. The pair slid and crossed each other up, dicing back and forth for a couple of laps before Aaron gained the lead. Matt fell back to second, then lost two more spots on a restart. Ultimately, Matt was forced to settle for 4th by the feature’s end.

“We had another strong weekend,” stated Matt. “We were able to get a couple of top-5s and stay consistent. Friday night played out about as good as it could under the race circumstances. We got the heat win from the back and finished the 4th in the feature and got the lock-in. The track ended up taking rubber and it makes it hard to pass or advance in those conditions. Saturday night I wish we could have got the win, but we were just a little off and my motor wasn’t taking off as well as I’d like it to. Aaron was good and I fought him off as long as I could, but getting two 4th place finishes in one weekend isn’t anything to feel bad about. Me and Tyler are going to take this weekend off and get everything re-stocked and finetuned for next weekend and both the Knoxville 360 and 410 Nationals.”

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who have helped make the current 2017 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with many seasons to come: T&L Foundry, Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, Winters, Brodix, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, DMI Components, Keizer Wheels, ButlerBuilt, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, STW Trailer sales, Edison Auto

2017 STATS: Starts-36, Wins-1, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-29

ON TAP: 7/29/2017 Knoxville Raceway - Knoxville, IA 7/30/2017 Mason City Motor Speedway - Mason City, IA

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: Leftover 2016 along with the new 2017 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 2017 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (July 20, 2017) - This Saturday, Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP racers head to Butler Motor Speedway for the second race of the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash.

Litchfield’s Chad Blonde drove from 6th to win the first 2017 BB race, the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash WW III presented by Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating, feature on June 17th over Ryan Ruhl and Thomas Schinderle.

Blonde has two Butler wins in 2017, winning a weekly feature as well as the BB race.  Ruhl has two 2nd place finishes at Butler this season.  Last Friday, Blonde won the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan race at Hartford Speedway and Ruhl finished 2nd.

All three races of the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash three-race series are being contested at Butler Motor Speedway, the birthplace of dirt track sprint car racing in Michigan and where many SOD competitors started their careers.  The BB will pay the points champion $1,000; the top five will each earn part of the point fund.  The third and final race will be on August 12th.

 

Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash points


 

 

 

 

 

Car #

Driver

Points

1

5B

Chad Blonde

150

2

71H/16

Ryan Ruhl

142

3

41

Thomas Schinderle

135

4

49T

Gregg Dalman

130

5

10S

Jay Steinebach

125

6

4

Josh Turner

122

7

0

Steve Irwin

119

8

1A

Mark Aldrich

116

9

10J

Chris Jones

113

10

27K

Ryan Kirkendall

110

11

20A

Andy Chehowski

108

12

5QB

Quentin blonde

106

13

71H

Ryan Grubaugh

104

14

46

Robert Huisken

102

15

7R

Nic Rogers

100

16

21T

Troy Chehowski

98

17

7J

Joe Swanson

96

18

27B

Boston Mead

94

19

17x

Dain Naida

92

20

19

Doug Zimmerman

90

21

47

Robert Bullock

89

22

18

DJ Lamance

88

23

77

Andrew Scheid

87

24

6

Tyler Beardon

80

Driven Racing Oil shares SOD’s leadership spirit in the highly competitive field of racing lubricants.  No oil is tested in competition like Driven Racing Oil, and no oil that you can buy has proven itself in Victory Lane like Driven Racing Oil. That’s a track record of a leader that you can believe in.

Get to know Driven Racing Oil at http://www.drivenracingoil.com.  For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net.  To meet Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

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

 

 

Up to Speed: Supermodified Racing’s Biggest Stars Ready for $10,000 Battle Royale at Oswego Speedway this Saturday, July 22

OSWEGO, NY (July 20, 2017) - In one of Oswego Speedway’s premiere events this season, a full field of Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS are expected to compete for over $20,000 in prize money in this Saturday night’s ‘Mr. Supermodified’ and “Mr. Small Block Supermodified’ championships.

While Dave Shullick Jr. has been virtually dominant this season behind the wheel of the Nicotra Racing No. 2 in the Supermodified division, he will have some added competition in Saturday night’s event, which is scheduled as part of the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified racing.

Expected to join Oswego’s Supermodified regulars in search of the $10,000 top prize along with added Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year and Bentley Warren Driver of the Year points are triple crown campaigners Dave Danzer, Tim Jedrzejek, Howard Page, Dave McKnight, and Joey Payne. Returning drivers Bobby Bond and Tim Devendorf are also expected to be in the field come Saturday night.

Approaching this weekend, Shullick and Joe Gosek sit atop the Triple Crown standings with ‘The Shoe’ out front in the Driver of the Year chase by a long shot over teammate Sitterly, while Joe Gosek leads Danzer Racing in the Supermodified of the Year standings by a mere six points ahead of Danzer.

Only two former Mr. Supermodified champions will be in the field this weekend in Otto Sitterly and Danzer, who have swapped right to the title back and forth for the past three seasons. Second generation drivers Michael Muldoon and defending Budweiser International Classic Champion Jeff Abold would both love to follow in their father’s footsteps and pick up a Mr. Supermodified crown. Some 23 Supermodifieds are expected in the pit area come Saturday night.

On the always competitive Pathfinder Bank SBS side of the pits, two time Mr. SBS champion Dave Cliff has a comfortable points lead six races into the season, but the driver of the Tim Barbeau owned No. 50 machine is winless thus far in 2017.

With what will no doubt be a full field of cars in the pit area, Cliff will have to fend off challenges from series veterans Mike Bond, Russ Brown, Barry Kingsley, Andrew Schartner and Rob Pullen, who will join the defending champion as fellow former Mr. SBS winners.

Racing action will get underway at 6:45pm this Saturday night at the ‘Steel Palace.’ Adult general admission tickets are just $20 while kids 16 and under remain FREE for the gigantic show.

Potential Novelis Supermodified Roster:

00 - Joe Gosek

01 - Dan Connors

02 - Brandon Bellinger

05 - Jeff Abold

0 - Tim Snyder

2 - Dave Shullick Jr..

5 - Tim Devendorf

7 - Otto Sitterly

14 - Joey Payne

15 - Michael Muldoon

18 - Howard Page

47 - Bobby Bond

50 - Dave Gruel

52 - Dave Danzer

55 - Keith Shampine

56 - Hal LaTulip

68 - Michael Barnes

70 - Dave McKnight

71 - Bill Sharkey

72 - Tim Jedrezjek

78 - Guard Nearbin

83 - Lou LeVea Jr.

94 - Logan Rayvals

Potential Pathfinder Bank SBS Roster:

01 - Dalton Doyle

04 - Kreig Heroth

8 - Josh Kerr

9 - Jack Patrick

13 - Russ Brown

14 - Alex McRae

15 - James Babcock

18 - Andrew Schartner

22 - Mike Bruce

23 - Cameron Black

37 - Jesse Bearup

50 - Dave Cliff

54 - Camden Proud

69 - Rob Pullen

74 - Mike Bond

77 - Cameron Rowe

86 - Bryan Haynes

87 - Matt Magner

88 - Brad Haynes

89 - Tony Pisa

90 - Greg O’Connor

91 - Barry Kingsley

93 - Steve Wood

99 - Dennis Rupert

 

 

Campbell looking forward to Summer Nationals with the World of Outlaws

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

FAWN GROVE, PA (July 20, 2017) - Every young race car driver dreams of being able to compete with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The 2016 National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year is no different. “I’m really looking forward to running those guys. They are the best the business,” Campbell said.

The Outlaws first visit to Central Pennsylvania was tough for Campbell and the rest of the local Pennsylvania contingency. “I think we are better prepared this time around. But, I am still a long way away from where I need to be,” the second-year 410 driver said. “If we can qualify for these shows, I would be happy with that.”

It’s been a roller coaster year so far for Matt that’s seen the team take a couple of weekends off to regroup and rebuild after some nasty crashes. Combine that with the consistently wet weather and it’s been tough for the MCR No. 16 team to get into a solid rhythm in 2017. They will look to turn it around in a big way this Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove with the World of Outlaws.

Matt Campbell was quick to thank his sponsors that allow him get to the track on a frequent basis: Harrington’s Auto Sales, Accent Metals Custom Metal Polishing, Ramsay Ford, Jim Lowe Snap On Tools, RL Race Fuels, Save Rite Auto Sales and Haas Shocks.

 

 

McFadden qualifies for his first Kings Royal; Looking forward to Williams Grove this weekend with the World of Outlaws

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

NEWVILLE, PA (July 20, 2017) - After spending the past week on the road, McFadden and the Highlands racing team will return ‘home’ this weekend as Williams Grove hosts its annual ‘Summer Nationals’ sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

The trip to Eldora and Lernerville had ups and downs and left McFadden and the “3 team” still scratching their heads on finding car speed late in the night. After motor problems prematurely ended Thursday’s event at Eldora, McFadden and the Highlands team qualified for the A-Main the following two nights at Eldora in fields of 53 and 54 car fields, respectively. The feat was both James’ and car owner Matt Highlands first start in the famous Kings Royal.

At Lernerville Tuesday, McFadden won the Last Chance Showdown to qualify for the prestigious Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, but that’s where the success ended as McFadden retired the Highlands No. 3 halfway through the race.

Now, the team is looking for more. McFadden and Highlands didn’t team up to just qualify for these races. They both want and expect to be up front. Fortunately, the team has just a few days off before going back to work at Williams Grove this Friday and Saturday to turn it around. McFadden had a pair of strong outings at Williams Grove during Pennsylvania Speedweek last week and will be looking to build off of that as the team searches for more car speed.

First and foremost, McFadden wants to thank everyone involved with the Highlands Tire No. 3 that allows him to run such a demanding United States schedule. The Highlands team want to thank its partners and sponsors including: Bully Hill Vineyards, Freysinger Auto Sales, Highlands Tire and Service Center, Highlands Power Sports, and Maxim Chassis.

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

 

 

Armstrong prepared for three-race weekend in Western Pennsylvania

By Fully Injected Motorsports Contact: Anthony Corini

NEW CASTLE, IN (July 20, 2017) – Heading into a busy weekend in Western Pennsylvania, Caleb Armstrong sits a strong third in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champion point standings.

This weekend, the ‘7C’ and the rest of the All Stars will make three starts in The Keystone State starting Friday at Eriez Speedway in Erie. Saturday night the series returns to the monster half mile at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway before concluding the weekend Sunday at Tri-City Raceway in Franklin.

Armstrong sits third in points behind Chad Kemenah and Ryan Smith, both of whom are coming off strong top-ten runs on one of sprint cars biggest stages, Eldora’s Kings Royal. Armstrong has five top-fives and 12 top-tens and will be looking to add to those numbers this weekend.

Armstrong was quick to thank his current partners: Baker Crop Insurance, Neal Metal Recycling, All-Star Performance, Armstrong Farms, Specialty Fuels & Logistics, Beast Enterprise, Simpson Racing Products, Wilwood Brakes, Wings Unlimited, PAC Racing Springs, Penske Shocks, and Schoenfeld Headers. Armstrong appreciatively echoed that he would not be able to stay on the All Star tour without these great partners.

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

 

 

Cory Haas ready for Summer Nationals at Williams Grove

By Fully Injected Motorsports
Contact: Anthony Corini

YORK, PA (July 20, 2017) - With Friday night’s action at Williams Grove rained out, Cory Haas and the Trone Outdoor Motorsports team were only in action at the Lincoln Speedway this past weekend.

On an elbow up racing surface, Haas fought his way forward to his seventh top-five finish of the season. Haas has been strong at Lincoln all season, but now must focus on improving at Williams Grove this weekend as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series comes to town for the annual ‘Summer Nationals’ Friday and Saturday.

Haas has admittedly struggled in time trials all season and will be looking to turn that around this weekend against the best in the business. Haas has raced well at the big half-mile but is looking to time trial better to start him closer to the front in the racing program.

Cory Haas and John Trone would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Eagle Steel, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Eagle Evergreens, Bricker’s, DMI, Bulldog Rear Ends, York PB Truss, Maxim Chassis, Connecticut Oil Kings, KSE, Wings Unlimited, QA1 Shocks, Creekside Auto Sales, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

Recent Results:
7/15 – Lincoln – 5th

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (7/20/17) – After a week-long break, racing returns to Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio this Saturday night, July 22nd. The Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing sprints will headline the program running for $1200 to win. For the first time this season, Waynesfield will join forces with Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio to double down on the money giving drivers a chance to walk away with $2400 on the weekend. Limaland’s program will start the weekend on Friday night with Waynesfield concluding the weekend on Saturday. Coming into the weekend, Dallas Hewitt currently leads the Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing points chase by 9 points over former track champion Kyle Simon. Defending track champion Luke Hall sits third, 14 points back. Dustin Ingle and Drew Radar round out the top five.

A full program of racing will accompany the Non Wings including the Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compact points battle is the tightest coming into the weekend. Brandon McDaries leads the point standings will one win and four top ten finishes on the year. Nick Glasgow sits second, five points back. Veteran driver Justin Durflinger sits ten points back in third with one win on the season.

Adult general admission is $12. Kids aged 11-15 years old are admitted for $6 with everyone under the age of ten admitted for FREE. Pit passes for the race are available for $25.

Pit side gates open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Hotlaps get underway at 6PM with the first green flag of the night flying at 7PM.

The Waynesfield Raceway Park kart track will be in action Sunday afternoon. Pits will open at 9AM with racing getting underway at 12:30PM. Follow the Waynesfield Kart Track Facebook page for additional information.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook by liking Waynesfield Raceway Park, and by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.

 

 

$500 BONUS CASH UP FOR GRABS TO DRIVER WHO CAN SWEEP MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES DOUBLE-HEADER FRIDAY NIGHT AT BRIDGEPORT

BRIDGEPORT, NJ

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

Returning back the “fastest dirt track in the east” after a sensational feature finish two weeks ago, the Engler Machine and Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series prepares for a double-feature event this Friday night at Bridgeport Speedway. The Racesaver/IMCA 305 division will make-up a rained-out A-Main event which was postponed from its original June 17th date, as well as a fully scheduled night of racing. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 5:30 with heat races set to hit the track at 8:00.

Ken Jones from Thayer Performance and an anonymous donor have raised the bar for MASS drivers competing in both features scheduled Friday night by offering $500 CASH to a driver that can sweep both events, allowing the possibility for someone to take home $1,100! Drivers who are eligible for this bonus must have already been qualified into the make-up feature’s line up on June 17th in order to receive this added gratuity. Along with providing season long services trackside with their fully stocked parts trailer, Thayer Performance once again will sponsor their “Burning Rubber Bonus” to the hard charger in the first feature with a brand-new Hoosier Racesaver spec right rear tire.

Additional contingencies that will be disbursed will include $50 cash to the winner of each heat race event presented by CSI Shocks, Freiberger Excavating LLC, and Professional Design Services, a hard charger award of $25 cash courtesy of Bruce's Auto Body, the $25 Bitner Automotive 'Lightning Fast Time of the Night' bonus, 5 gallons of fuel to the winner of the A-Main, courtesy of Kelly Fuels, $25 dollars cash to the worst pill draw from Professional Design Services, and a $25 Todd's Performance gift certificate will conclude the list of extras up for grabs.

Set to start on the front row for the June 17th make-up feature is Bryant Davis and Jeff Geiges, with Rick Stief and Eddie Wagner occupying the row behind them. Stief will be a force to reckon with, after proving to many that he is an ace at Bridgeport, after winning the April 30th opener and coming within a .003 of a second of visiting victory lane two weeks ago against Mark Bitner. Point leader Tim Tanner Jr. will be in attendance as well as Tommy Carberry, Mark Bitner, Jamie Kostic, Stefanie Palmai Carberry, Samantha Lieberman, Bobby Butler, Dave Brown, Joe Kay, Dean Conk, and Zack Burd to name a few.

Also on the card Friday night will be the 270 & 600 Micro Sprints and the 12M 4 Cylinders, who will be running on the smaller inner oval otherwise known as Spirit Auto Center Speedway. Adult general admission is $15. For more information on the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our website at www.masprintseries.com or our Facebook page to catch up on the latest news on what’s happening!

 

 

Pokorski Motorsports vaults back onto the podium
(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 19, 2017 – After enduring a string of relatively unremarkable weekends of action, Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team returned to form with a strong second-place finish in Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car action at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth on Saturday, July 15.
With 25 PDTR Sprint Cars on hand, Pokorski lined up fourth in the second heat race and came home third to qualify for the A main.
Thanks to a highly favorable draw, Pokorski started the 22-car A-main from the pole, jumping out to the lead on the opening lap ahead of Kurt Davis, Tony Wondra and Danny Schlafer.
Pokorski, who rode the cushion throughout the race, encountered lapped traffic on lap 7 and two laps later Davis dove into the lead with a slide job in turn one.
However, Davis collided with Justin Miller on the next lap as part of a five-car incident, which brought out the first caution flag of the race.
With Davis out of the event, Pokorski regained the top spot on the restart with Schlafer right behind. Pokorski and Schlafer battled back and forth on lap 11 before Schlafer took the lead for good in turn one on lap 12.
Pokorski held strong over the final 13 laps to post the runner-up finish behind Schlafer. It was Pokorski’s best finish since placing fourth in the PDTR Sprint Car A main on June 10.
“We had made some changes to the car in shop and had a different starting point than we had the past few weeks,” Pokorski said. “We were a little tight in hot laps. We made some changes and were a little loose in the heat, but that is what we were shooting for.
“Starting on the pole is a little bit nerve racking,” he said. “There are only two options - win or go backwards. I hate going backwards. Second is decent and adds to our list of top-5 finishes for the year, but it's a little frustrating to lead the first 10 laps and then end up second.”
This Saturday, July 22, the team will return to The Plymouth Dirt Track for the annual Autograph Night program. All kids in attendance will receive a free checkered flag courtesy of Hopf Farms. Racing is set to get under way at 6 p.m.
All fans are invited to stop in the Pokorski Motorsports pit area after the races to meet Paul and to pick up racing action cards and other goodies.
The Pokorski Motorsports sponsors for the 2017 season include: 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, Christel Sign, Tisler Salvage Inc. 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 - Acme Armature Works Inc.
Pokorski Motorsports will like to welcome Acme Armature Works Inc. of Sheboygan as a new sponsor for the 2017 racing season
Acme Armature Works Inc. debuted last September when Chad Bahrs purchased Sheboygan Armature Works. Located at 2727 North 21st St. in Sheboygan, Acme Armature Works specializes in electrical and servo motor repair and sales for industrial and commercial customers.
Bahrs, who resides in Elkhart Lake with his wife Jamie and three children, describes Acme Armature Works as a one-stop electrical apparatus service shop.
"We specialize in all types of electric motors, spindles, servo motors, and electro-mechanical devices for industrial, commercial and agricultural customers," Bahrs said. "We are a factory-authorized warranty service center for a wide range of manufactures. We also offer value-added services such as an in-house machine shop, computerized precision dynamic balancing, vibration analysis, predictive/preventative maintenance, welding and light fabricating."
When it comes to diagnosing problems, providing proper repair analysis and delivering top-notch service for servo motors, Acme's repair team boasts over 100 years of combined experience working with a wide selection of complex motor systems.
"We specialize in fast, accurate repair, rewind and re-manufacture of all brands of servo motors," Bahrs said. "During our repair process, every encoder or all feedback devices are checked for proper signals and alignment."
Acme Armature Works is PDTA (Power Transmission Distributors Association) and EASA (Electrical Apparatus Service Association) certified. In addition, Acme recently earned the Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus (ANSI/EASA AR100-2015) accreditation.
Bahrs says Acme's ability to provide unique in-shop services sets it apart among its competition.
"I think the fact that we do balancing, machine work and welding in our shop sets us apart," Bahrs said. "We have the ability to do blower wheel balancing, provide a wide range of machine work and weld cast iron, which you don't see in every other shop."
Acme Armature Works also sells many makes and models of electric and servo motors.
Pokorski Motorsports invites you to contact Acme Armature Works Inc. via email at info@acmearmature.com, by calling the 24-hour service line at 920-452-3389 or visiting www.acmearmature.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.
2017 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule

Saturday, July 22 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Saturday, July 29 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)
Sunday, July 30 – Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie (MSA)
Saturday, August 5 – Plymouth Dirt Track (MSA)

2017 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers

Total Events - 13
MSA events – 12
IRA events - 1
A-Main Victories - 1
Top Five A-Main Finishes - 4
Top 10 A-Main Finishes - 5
Heat Race Victories - 0

 

 

World of Outlaws visit Wilmot Raceway for the “Badger 40” on July 29

WILMOT, Wisc. — July 19, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series hits the track at Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, July 29 for the running of the Badger 40. The event will mark the fifth visit to Wilmot, dating back to 2006.

David Gravel, who is third in points this season on the strength of a career-high 10 wins, was victorious at Wilmot Raceway last year to remain undefeated in World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition at the track. The young driver also won at Wilmot with the series in 2014. Gravel recently earned that tenth win of the season in the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio.

Daryn Pittman, the 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, won at Wilmot Raceway in 2008, after coming very close to winning the inaugural Outlaws race at the track in 2006. Pittman has finished eighth or better in all four previous Outlaws races at Wilmot, with three of those being top-five performances.

Wilmot Raceway is one of the few tracks on the schedule that eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz has not won at. The North Dakota native has a pair of runner-up performances at the track, including last year, among his four top-10 finishes. Schatz leads the series with 15 wins, including high-dollar victories recently in the Kings Royal at the famed Eldora Speedway in Ohio and the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Pennsylvania.

Brad Sweet has raced twice at Wilmot aboard the No. 49 for Kasey Kahne Racing and has finished fourth in both of those races. The California native is currently second in points and has four victories this season, including in high-paying events at the historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Texas and at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota.

Jason Sides a pair of top-10 finishes in his career at Wilmot Raceway, piloting his self-owned No. 7S. Fellow veteran driver Paul McMahan came home third at Wilmot in 2014. Kraig Kinser, who recently picked up his first win of the season, finished fifth in his most recent start with the Outlaws at the track in 2014. Shane Stewart finished a career-best sixth at Wilmot last year.

Logan Schuchart, Greg Wilson and Jacob Allen have each made two starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway. Jason Johnson and Clyde Knipp made their debuts at the track last year, with Johnson garnering a seventh-place finish.

Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio and Brent Marks from Pennsylvania are contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this year. Haudenschild finished second at Wilmot last year with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on the card will be the Wisconsin wingLESS Sprints and WIMS (Wisconsin Illinois Mini Sprints).

Tickets for the Badger 40, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 29 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

INDIANA SPRINT WEEK OVER, BRODY ROA HEADS BACK TO PERRIS SATURDAY!

(Buena Park, CA, July 19, 2017) After making the main event in all five of his starts at “Indiana Sprint Week,” Garden Grove, California’s Brody Roa will continue his pursuit of the 2017 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Championship this Saturday night, July 22nd, at Perris Auto Speedway. Spectator gates at the Riverside County half-mile clay oval will open at 5:00 PM and racing will begin at 7:00.

Heading into Saturday’s race at Perris, Roa is only 18-points out of the lead in the season long championship. Through the first seven series races of the year, he has only finished out of the top five one time. That was a seventh-place finish and it came after having to restart at the back of the pack after an early race tangle four weeks ago at Perris. Besides that, he has recorded three second place finishes, two thirds and a fifth. At Perris, he has tallied up a second, a third, a fifth and the seventh-place finish.

Indiana Sprint Week was slated to be seven races in nine days for Roa and the B.R. Performance Team. However, Midwestern weather limited the team to five races. Last Wednesday’s race at the Terre Haute Action Track and Thursday’s race at Lincoln Park Speedway were both rained out.

Roa’s final two ISW races were at the Hoosier state’s Bloomington Speedway and Tri-State Speedway. Friday night found him and 40 other USAC National Sprint Car drivers at the ¼ mile at Bloomington. He qualified 23rd fastest. He then won his heat before starting 19th in the main. Heavy traffic made passing a premium from the back and Roa was forced to settle with a 22nd place finish.

The following night at the quarter-mile Tri-State Speedway, Roa qualified 25th out of the 35 cars on hand. He started seventh in his heat and advanced all the way to third making it to the main event for the fifth straight “Indiana Sprint Week” race. Unfortunately, he was forced to start 20th in the 30-lap main which was one spot farther back than he started at Bloomington. However, this time the fast 26-year-old gave the Indiana fans a special memory. He quickly began working his way through the heavy traffic passing 10 cars and moving all the way up to 10th. He was still moving forward when he made some contact with an infield tire marker. That sent him back to 17th, but before it was over, he had charged his way back to 14th. Interesting fact that came out after the race, only five other drivers in the 24-car field turned a faster lap than Roa and the #91R did in the main.

Unofficially, it has been reported that Roa’s 2017 ISW effort had him become the first California based driver in 10-years to qualify for every “Indiana Sprint Week” main event.

The 91R crew will have some of it’s beautiful shirts at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday. Fans can meet Roa and the team in the pits after the race and get a shirt for $20.00. For those who cannot attend, the shirts are available by mail for $20.00 plus $7.00 shipping in the USA (foreign countries contact for shipping costs).

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Checks or money orders for t-shirt orders can be sent to:

BR Performance

6563 Cornelia Circle

Buena Park, CA 90620

PayPal orders are also accepted and can be sent to: mailto:brett@roa-racing.com

For those who wish to relive Roa’s appearances during Indiana Sprint Week and the remaining races of the 2017 season, LoudPedal Productions has them available on its pay per view site: https://loudpedal.tv/

The BR Performance team would like to the thank the following sponsors for making the 2017 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Lee and Norma Leonard, Hot Paint Restorations, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, Okie Race Cars and Crow Enterprises. If you or your company would like to join Performance’s championship contending team, please call: (714) 932-7994.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance team can do on the team’s Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

Date Venue Event Finish

1-14 Tulsa Oklahoma Friday Chili Bowl Midget Nationals 22nd A Main

3-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

3-9 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 9th A Main

3-10 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-1 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-8 Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rain Out

4-15 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

5-6 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

5-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2ND A Main

6-2 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 5th A Main

6-3 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars 20th A Main

6-10 Perris Auto Speedway So Cal Oval Karters Open Class 3rd A Main

6-24 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

7-1 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

7-8 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd A Main

7-9 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 8th A Main

7-10 Gas City 69 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 21st A Main

7-12 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-13 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars Rain

7-14 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 22nd

7-15 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th

7-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

8-5 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

8-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-3 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-4 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-7 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-8 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-9 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

9-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

10-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-4 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

11-11 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars

 

 

Kevin Swindell Enjoys Strong Week Racing With His Father and Spencer Bayston

Inside Line Promotions - MANSFIELD, Ohio (July 19, 2017) - Kevin Swindell Racing showcased some great moments throughout a busy week in Ohio.

The Swindell Speed Lab backed team opened the action a week ago Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, where Spencer Bayston qualified 12 th quickest in his group before advancing from fourth to third place during a heat race to lock into the Brad Doty Classic main event. He started the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A Main on the outside of the ninth row.

"It took me a couple of laps to get going," he said. "With that series you'll get eaten up real quick. A mistake on my part by not being on it dropped us all the way back to 22nd. Then the fuel load burned off and I got into a rhythm and we were able to start hitting our stride. We were clicking off some good laps at the end of the race."

Bayston rallied to post a 15th-place result.

Swindell had planned to park his sprint car until Sunday, but his father, Sammy, was in a predicament after his ride endured a mechanical problem during the opening night of the famed Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio.

Kevin Swindell provided a new opportunity as he put his father in the race car for Saturday's $50,000-to-win event finale.

"That place and that race is special to me," Kevin Swindell said. "To do it with him was cool. It was neat to have him in something that I did and to see it succeed a little bit at the same time was neat."

Sammy Swindell qualified 18th quickest and finished third in a heat race to lock into the main event. He ended the night with a 19 th-place result, which left Kevin Swindell scratching his head regarding the way the race car was reacting.

"It seemed like we were too tight at Attica with Spencer," he said. "I blamed myself thinking we were just too tight. At Eldora we chased a small issue most of the night and that was probably it. We shouldn't have been rolled up on the right rear as we were."

Swindell discovered midway through Sunday's program at Mansfield Motor Speedway, where Bayston returned to the seat, that the right rear shock had a problem.

"It bottomed out somewhere along the way or something happened that barely kinked it," he said. "It hurt it enough. When I thought I had it at 100 pounds, it was like 70 pounds. We were ok without fuel early in the night. As soon as you filled the car with fuel it took it too far. It wasn't dead; it just wasn't right."

Bayston qualified seventh quickest to open the night before he charged from fourth to win a heat race. Swindell fixed the shock prior to the main event, which Bayston started on the inside of the second row.

"When we first rolled out it looked like the track may take rubber," he said. "I had that in the back of my mind. We got to the top and started clicking down some laps. We had a restart that bunched everyone back up. Rico (Abreu) and Carson (Macedo) caught traffic and I was able to slide both of them into turn one. That started the battle. We were all ripping the top. I had a couple of really good opportunities, but I didn't make the right move once or twice and Rico had command of the race in the late going. On the last lap I slid him into turn one and drove it in too deep and wasn't able to get to the cushion to get any drive off. He crossed me over and was able to bring home the win."

Bayston capped the epic race with a runner-up result, which was his seventh top five of the season with the team.

Bayston and Swindell will tackle a trio of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races this weekend starting on Friday at Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa., before venturing to Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa., on Saturday. The weekend will wrap up on Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pa. It will be Bayston's debut at all three tracks.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 15 (18).

July 15 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 19 (18).

July 16 - Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 7 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa.; Saturday at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa.; and Sunday at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Mike Curb and Curb Records

Curb Records, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, is one of the world's leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1962, Curb Records has achieved more than 425 No. 1 records, more than 1,500 top-10 records and charged more than 4,500 total records. Mike Curb has competed within the motor sports industry for more than 40 years, including teams on the NASCAR, IndyCar, World of Outlaws and USAC circuits. For more information about Curb Records, visit http://www.CurbRecords.com. To learn more about Mike Curb, visit http://www.MikeCurb.com.

"I'm very grateful for the support of Mike Curb and everyone at Curb Records throughout the years," Swindell said. "Mike and Curb Records have done a lot for drivers in the racing industry for a long time."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components, High Performance Lubricants and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

White Produces Season-Best ASCS National Tour Result and Back-to-Back Top 10s at Black Hills

Inside Line Promotions - RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 19, 2017) - Harli White recorded back-to-back top-10 finishes last weekend for the first time this season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

White posted results of sixth and eighth, respectively, during the Rushmore Rumble at Black Hills Speedway.

The event began on Friday when White made her debut at the track by taking advantage of a low pill draw.

"We had a good pill draw at the beginning of the night," she said. "I started on the pole of the heat race and was able to stay out front, which was what we needed to be in the redraw. That went well."

Unfortunately, White pulled the second-highest number - seven - during the random redraw to start the main event seventh.

"We didn't have the greatest pill draw in the redraw," she said. "Then the track took rubber halfway through the race. I felt like I was faster than a couple of cars, but I wasn't able to get a good run to pass them."

White battled just outside the top five throughout the race before ending with a sixth-place result, which was her best finish of the season with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. That gave the team momentum entering the event finale on Saturday.

"We didn't draw the best pill to start the night," she said. "We started sixth and passed a couple of cars in the heat race, but that wasn't enough to get us in the redraw. We started midpack. On the first corner (of the A Main) we got caught up in an accident and we got a flat right rear tire. We started at the tail and drove back to eighth. We were fast and the track was racy. I just ran out of laps."

White overcame the early incident to rally from the back to an eighth-place finish, which was her third top-10 result with the series in the last four races.

White will make her season debut at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this Saturday.

"It's a really good thing that we have some momentum going into Knoxville," she said. "We needed that tremendously. Last weekend gave me a lot of confidence as a driver and our team confidence."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 14 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (7).

July 15 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 8 (12).

SEASON STATS -

37 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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 - Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc.

Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., is a North Texas based company with more than 27 years of fire safety security. The company specializes in fire alarms, fire suppression systems and fire extinguisher sales essential to keeping safety a priority. Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc. has established itself in the industry for being a professional full-service contractor servicing the commercial and residential markets across Texas.

"The support from everyone at Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc. has been amazing," White said. "Fire safety is very important to me and I'm grateful a company doing good things like Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc. is partnering with our team."

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

 

 

Barraza Coming To Cascade Sprint Car Challenge At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II

White City, Oregon...Southern Oregon Speedway is hosting a big $3,000 to win Wingless 360 Sprint Car race on August 26th. It's the Cascade Sprint Car Challenge, presented by Herz Precision Parts, and it's offering the biggest winner's prize for a wingless race in Oregon this year. That kind of prize money is sure to attract some top notch talent, and it's already gotten the attention of Kyler Barraza.

In more recent years, Kyler has made a name for himself as one of the top Winged Sprint Car drivers in the state. Currently, he leads the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car point race at Southern Oregon Speedway. He hasn't been as active in the two years prior to this season, but when Kyler won a race at Coos Bay Speedway earlier this year, he showed that he hadn't lost a step. He's won twice in the first five races at Southern Oregon Speedway, and that has put him into the point lead.

Barraza's credentials are impressive. He's a two time Southern Oregon Sprint Tour champion, and he has three championships at Coos Bay Speedway. One of his more famous wins was the night he took his 360 Sprint Car to a big Super Modified race on the pavement of Roseburg and won in 2007. He's had plenty of success on the Oregon Winged Sprint Car circuit through the years, but he's no stranger to success in Wingless Sprint Cars either. Kyler won the first two North West Wingless Tour Main Events in 2009.

The lure of a big payday has gotten the attention of Barraza. He's won his share of races with the wing at Southern Oregon Speedway. He knows the track pretty well, and he brings lots of confidence with him every time he straps into the race car. Some of the best drivers on the West Coast will be coming to town for a shot at the money and the right to call themselves the winner of the first ever Cascade Sprint Car Challenge Race. Perhaps that winner will be Kyler Barraza. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com or write to contact@southernoregonspeedway.com.

 

 

Hill Records Top 10 During Return to Racing Following Seven-Week Absence

Inside Line Promotions - OHSWEKEN, Ontario, Canada (July 19, 2017) - Alex Hill returned to sprint car competition for the first time in approximately seven weeks last Friday night when she posted a top-10 finish at Ohsweken Speedway.

The 17-year-old had just been cleared to return to racing after having been sidelined because of a concussion suffered in a crash at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 27.

Hill started seventh and finished fourth in her heat race before crossing the finish line 10th after starting seventh in the A Main on Friday at her home track.

"The car was really good in the heat race," she said. "But, unfortunately, it wasn't so good in the feature. It was really tight. But (the night) went really well. I felt fine. It was awesome and I was really glad to be back."

Hill will resume her busy summer schedule this week. She'll race a 360ci winged sprint car at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday and Monday and then drive a 410ci winged sprint car at the track with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Tuesday. It will be the second time in her brief career that she's driven a 410, with the previous time coming last year with the Outlaws at Ohsweken Speedway.

On Wednesday, she'll fly to California for orientation for her first year at Cal State LA before traveling to Knoxville Raceway to race with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour on July 29.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 14 - Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada - Heat race 4 (7); Feature 10 (7).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 1 win, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday, Monday and Tuesday 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 - Ackland Insurance

Nathan Ackland is a State Farm Insurance agent in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, offering auto, home, business, property and life insurance.

"Nathan is part of our racing team and he also sponsors us," Hill said. "He insures all of our vehicles."

Hill would also like to thank Townline Variety, BearPaw Convenience, Iroquois Hereford Farms, Tony Stewart Racing, Creative Edge, Lettrage Pixel, Chalkstix, Slade Shock Technologies, Cool Chassis, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Gaerte/Topp Performance Race Products and Strodes for their continued support.

 

 

Baughman Focused on Knoxville for the Next Month

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 19, 2017) - Josh Baughman has shifted his focus solely to the Knoxville Nationals.

Baughman is Knoxville Raceway bound to compete at the famed half-mile oval in Knoxville, Iowa, each of the next four weekends.

"Knoxville is a track that takes laps to run well," he said. "I was happy with our progress there during our season debut a couple of weeks ago so hopefully we can build on that. We want to take advantage of the next couple of weeks at the track to set ourselves up for the 360 Knoxville Nationals and 410 Knoxville Nationals in August."

Baughman charged from 12th to fifth place in the 360ci winged sprint car A Main and from 19th to 14th in the 410ci winged sprint car main event during his lone visit to the track this season on July 8.

Following this Saturday's race at Knoxville Raceway, Baughman will venture to Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on Sunday for an ASCS Warrior Region event. He was victorious during his only trip to the track this season.

Baughman competed last weekend at Eldora Speedway during the famed Kings Royal with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"We're definitely putting last weekend behind us," he said. "We didn't qualify well any night and when you don't qualify well with the World of Outlaws it's an uphill battle. It was a frustrating performance all weekend so we're looking forward to focusing on Knoxville and Double X this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 13 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 21; Heat race: 10 (11); C Main: 5 (7).

July 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 9 (8); D Main: 5 (6).

July 15 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 44; Heat race: 8 (8); C Main: DNF (2).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 11 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoshBaughman.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Josh_Baughman17

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fischer Body Shop

Fischer Body Shop is a family owned collision repair business with locations in Eldon, Mo., and Jefferson City, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.FischerBodyShop.com .

"It's great to have Fischer Body Shop on board as a main sponsor," Baughman said. "They are great people and I'm looking forward to taking pictures with them in Victory Lane."

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

 

 

Rilat Aiming for Another Gold Cup Title This Weekend With Northwest Challenge Series

Inside Line Promotions - FORNEY, Texas (July 19, 2017) - Travis Rilat is hungry to return to Victory Lane during the famed Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup for the first time since he claimed his second straight title in 2013.

Rilat and car owner Richard Saumure will return to Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, this Friday and Saturday for Canada's oldest oval racing event.

"We're really looking forward to this weekend," Rilat said. "It's one of the events circled on the schedule each year. It's always a lot of fun and we've had a lot of success there."

Rilat posted third-place results during both nights of the doubleheader last season. This year he's already earned a pair of wins driving for Saumure, who is coming off two wins last weekend when J.J. Hickle filled in for Rilat in Montana.

"I want to congratulate the No. 39c team and J.J. for sweeping the weekend," Rilat said. "I was busy with work and unable to attend the races so it was great to see the team continued to run up front."

Rilat last scored a victory at Castrol Raceway in July 2015 during a Gold Cup preliminary night.

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 2 wins, 6 top fives, 9 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for the 62nd annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup with the Northwest Challenge Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Oilfield Technology

Located in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada, Xtreme Oilfield Technology began in 2000 by providing general and specialized tank cleaning (door pulls), fluid transfers, well loads and rig work. Xtreme Oilfield Technology has expanded to include body vac units, flushby units, combinations units (vacuum/steamer), water trucks and hydro vac units, and offers equipment rental. For more information, visit http://www.XtremeOilfield.ca.

"The people with Xtreme Oilfield Technology are very cool people to hang out with and we really appreciate their partnership," Rilat said.

Rilat would also like to thank Carlan Services, Shark Racing Engines, Northern Provincial Pipelines, Matt's Oilfield Services, TriJet Manufacturing Services, Northern Lights Welding, Camex VP, Rob Wright Building Supplies, Scott Safety, Max Fuel, Jaron Water Hauling, Maxim, Factory Kahne, HRP, Ti22, Weld Wheels, Ben Cook Racing and Smiley's Racing Products among others for their continued support on Richard Saumure's No. 39c Maxim.

 

 

Northwest Challenge Series Goes International This Weekend for Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup in Canada

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (July 19, 2017) - The Northwest Challenge Series makes its lone international visit of the season this weekend in Canada.

Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, will host the 62nd annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup - Canada's oldest oval racing event - this Friday and Saturday when a variety of top-notch drivers from Western Canada, the Northwest and Montana will invade the 3/8-mile oval for Friday's $2,000-to-win show and Saturday's $4,000-to-win finale.

Washington resident J.J. Hickle is the hottest driver on the circuit after he swept last weekend's Northwest Challenge Series - created under the banners of the NSA Series, which is based in Montana and has roots in Western Canada, and the Washington-state based Summer Thunder Sprint Series - doubleheader in Montana.

Texas native Travis Rilat won the only other Northwest Challenge Series event and he has two NSA Series victories this season. Canadian Casey Adams, who leads the NSA Series championship standings by only 20 points over defending series champion and fellow Canadian Kelly Miller, also has an NSA Series win this season.

Washington's Jason Solwold leads the Summer Thunder Sprint Series championship standings thanks to two feature victories. Oregon's Roger Crockett and Texas's Sam Hafertepe Jr. also have two triumphs as Washington resident Austen Wheatley, Oklahoma native Matt Covington and Texas's Aaron Reutzel also have a win this year.

Miller won the opening round of the Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup last season before Washington's Trey Starks captured the finale.

The main gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing to follow both nights this weekend.

Adult tickets are $10 for Friday and $20 for Saturday. Children ages 6-years-old to 12-years-old are half price of the adults and children ages 5-years-old and younger get in free each night.

The Northwest Challenge Series would like to recognize the following event partners: event sponsors Dewar Western Inc., and Joan Albert and family; quick time sponsor AMS Engines LTD; heat race sponsors North American Diesel Performance, Xtreme Oilfield Technologies, B&R Recovery Inc., and North American Powertrain Components; B Main sponsors Cimmaron Ventures and King Racing Products; A Main sponsors Carlan Services and Ron Hodgson Chevrolet Buick GMC; Winner's Circle sponsors DC Signs and ProWest Motorsports; and associate sponsors Allwest Auto Parts, Custom Automotive Specialties, Alberta Spring & Trailer, Diversified Machine Inc., Blackjacks Roadhouse and Airways Country Inn.

2017 NSA SERIES FEATURE WINNERS -

J.J. Hickle - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on July 14 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on July 15); Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); and Casey Adams - 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 19)

UNOFFICIAL NSA SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (Through 5 Races) -

.1. 12-Casey Adams 979; 2. 2jr-Kelly Miller 959; 3. 9-Sean MacDonell 945; 4. 37-Trever Kirkland 940; 5. 16-David Miller 915; 6. 00-Roger Cummings 844; 7. 3-J.J. Hickle 746; 8. 31-Shane Moore 668; 9. 39c-Travis Rilat 608; 10. 1-Bill Boyce 576; 11. 38b-Brian Brown 510; 12. 2-Kyle Evans 505; 13. 35m-Cody Masse 493; 14. 97-Matthew Dusseault 476; T15. 23n-Phil Dietz 370; T15. 57C-Chris Schmelzle 370; 17. 14-Rob Orgar 338; T18. 4-Bill Carey 327; T18. 36-Chevy Goodhope 327; 20. 3-Jordan Milne 325; 21. 6-Tom Watts 320; 22. 23-Rick Tessmaker 223; 23. 27DD-David Hoiness 193; 24. 24m-Rich Martin 177; 25. 33-Robert DeHaan 175; 26. 33X-Lance DeHaan 166.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for the 62nd annual Jim Albert Memorial Gold Cup with the Northwest Challenge Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSASeries

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

NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION -

The North-American Speed Association is a 360ci winged sprint car series that dates back to the mid-1990s. NSA Founder Mike Quigley, who is a former sprint car driver and the current owner at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., established the series to hold marquee events throughout the West Coast, Western Canada and Montana.

NORTHWEST CHALLENGE SERIES -

In a show of unity to grow winged sprint car racing in the Pacific Northwest and Central Montana, the Washington-based Summer Thunder Sprint Series has partnered with the Montana and Western Canada-based North-American Speed Association to create a special 11-race Northwest Challenge Series for teams in the Pacific Northwest, Central Montana and Western Canada.

TRACKS -

BMP SPEEDWAY (Billings, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR RACEWAY (Yakima, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile clay oval located at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds. The track only hosts special events each year.

DRAYTON VALLEY SPEEDWAY (Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track that was re-opened in 2016. For more information, visit http://www.DVSpeedway.com.

ELECTRIC CITY SPEEDWAY (Great Falls, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile oval that was built in the early 1950s. The facility showcases weekly events from late April until early September. For more information, visit http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.com .

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Alger, Wash.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile track that was established in 1954. The oval puts on weekly events from April through September every season. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

 

 

DHR Suspension Drivers Garner Nine Wins Throughout Busy Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (July 19, 2017) - Nine DHR Suspension clients captured a feature victory last weekend.

Joe B. Miller opened the action by scoring a POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Cars non-wing triumph on Friday at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo.

Seven drivers were victorious on Saturday, including Blake Daniels, who picked up his first career sportsman micro sprint win while racing at Southern Illinois Raceway in Marion, Ill.

Steven Parker recorded his second straight micro sprint triumph at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Ricky Vandergriff claimed the stock cars main event at Riverside International Speedway.

Clint Garner won his fourth 360ci winged sprint car event of the season at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Derek Hagar powered to the sprint car victory at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark.

Carl Thomas Jr. maneuvered to a late model triumph at Crowley's Ridge Raceway.

Scott Crites picked up a super stock win at Crowley's Ridge Raceway.

Wade Nygaard scored a trip to the Winner's Circle on Sunday during a 410ci winged sprint car race at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D.

To learn more about the company, message DHR Suspension at http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact or call 901-268-5612.

Teams, be sure to submit your feature wins each week to DerekHagarRacing@yahoo.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHR-Suspension-1564755937106851/?fref=ts

DHR SUSPENSION -

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for nine years.

DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints.

 

 

WSS Heads To July 22nd Sunset Speedway Park Open Wheel Frenzy

By Ben Deatherage Banks, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series makes their 2017 debut at Sunset Speedway Park this Saturday, July 22nd. The tour will be apart of the Open Wheel Frenzy at the "Banks Bullring". It is the fourth different facility that the WSS has visited this season.

The Wingless Sprint Series made two trips to SSP in their inaugural campaign last year. Wayne Van Raden and Lance Hallmark would be the two drivers that would park it in victory lane.

Already this year there has been a healthy list of different winners. Despite Kyle Miller collecting three victories, all at Cottage Grove, single race winners include Gary Lynch, Pat Canfield, Lance Hallmark, Lindsay Barney, and defending champion Rob Lindsey.

Be sure and visit wingless.nwextremeseries.com for the latest stories, news, points, and more regarding the Wingless Sprint Series. Also, check out the series on Facebook by visiting “Wingless Sprint Series” or “Northwest Wingless Tour” and clicking “Like”.

Past Wingless Sprint Series Winners At Sunset Speedway Park 2016- Wayne Van Raden on July 23rd; Lance Hallmark on September 10th

Lance Hallmark- 1 Wayne Van Raden

Former Wingless Sprint Series Champions 2016- Rob Lindsey

2017 Wingless Sprint Series Schedule May 6th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR* (Gary Lynch) May 20th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Kyle Miller) May 27th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA (Pat Canfield) June 10th-Grays Harbor Raceway-Elma, WA (Rob Lindsey) June 17th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR (Kyle Miller) June 24th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR (Lance Hallmark) July 8th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, OR-Wingless Nationals (Kyle Miller) July 15th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR* (Lindsay Barney) July 22nd-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR August 12th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, OR August 19th-Madras Speedway-Madras, OR* September 2nd-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, OR-Ironman Wingless Challenge September 9th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, OR *- Denotes Lynch Pro-Formance Products Wingless Sprint Mini-Series events

2017 Wingless Sprint Series Sponsors And Marketing Partners: Walker Racing Development (Fast Time Award) Lynch Pro-Formance Products Speedmart Inc. (Hardcharger Award) Herz Precision Parts

Wingless Sprint Series All-Time Win List: Rob Lindsey-4 Kyle Miller Lance Hallmark-3 Lindsay Barney- 2 Gary Lynch Cooper Desbiens- 1 Wayne Van Raden

 

 

ANGELS OF THE INFIELD Premier Health/Miami Valley Hospital Emergency Staff Check the Pulse of Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 19, 2017) – Built in 2015, Eldora Speedway’s state-of-the-art infield care center has intervened in a variety injuries and ailments.

Liz Denlinger, R.N., Emergency Department Nursing Director at Miami Valley Hospital, can relate.

Prior to becoming nursing director at Eldora’s infield care center, she served with CareFlight Air and Mobile Services. It was during those visits to Eldora Speedway – with CareFlight on stand-by if needed – that Denlinger and the crew watched the racing action on Eldora’s half-mile, high-banked oval from the wooden bleachers.

“We’d sit in the stands and get pelted with dirt,” Denlinger said, smiling at the memory.

These days, Denlinger and the emergency staff watch Eldora’s major races from the care center. The team from Premier Health/Miami Valley Hospital, Southwestern Ohio’s first Level I Trauma Center, returns to Eldora Speedway this week for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Eldora Dirt Derby (July 18-19).

This is the fifth year Premier Health and Eldora Speedway have worked together for the NCWTS Dirt Derby. It’s the first year Eldora has requested the trauma team staff the infield care center for additional races.

“We are here to support the infield, the pits and crews, the fans in the infield and the racers,” Denlinger said. “Working out of (the infield care center), it’s top notch.”

A team responds when an on-track incident occurs. The EMS and track crews make first contact and decide whether to send an injured driver directly to an area hospital or to the infield care center. If a driver is sent to the care center, the staff treats and/or stabilizes the driver before determining the next step.

“They don’t have to be sent to us, but we’re here for them if they need us,” Denlinger said. “We need to make sure we move them forward so they get the attention they need.”

NASCAR national events require an infield care center. The center is typically staffed with a doctor, two nurses and Denlinger. More staff can be added as needed. The infield care center, which houses four medical bays, is equipped to handle on-track accidents as well as off-track ailments like chest pains, severe abdominal pain, lacerations, dehydration, headaches and “it’s a dirt track so lots of stuff in the eyes,” Denlinger said.

In addition to the care center, Eldora also offers an FAA-spec helipad for Premier Health’s CareFlight helicopter. The helipad is also available to volunteer fire departments and rescue squads in Darke and Mercer counties for assistance.

“We can provide initial advanced life support to anyone who would need it in the infield,” Denlinger said of the versatility of the infield care center combined with CareFlight. “Our goal would be to identify if they need to be sent out of here, whether by ambulance or by air. I think the ability to have the EMS transportation they have (at Eldora) and in conjunction with CareFlight, we have the ability to take care of people and move them quickly to get them where they need to be.”

As for Denlinger, she now watches the on-track action on closed-circuit feeds with no fear of getting pelted by the dirt.

“I wasn’t always a race fan. Once you start doing this you have to either embrace it or get out of it. I would say now I am a race fan,” Denlinger said.

“I remember when they brought me down to the infield to show me around (the infield care center) and the hot laps started for the Dirt Late Model Dream. I could not believe how fast these cars were going around that track. I was pretty impressed.”

The same can be said for the infield care center. The facility was built with the future in mind.

“For the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, we have to meet their medical standards, which are clearly detailed line by line,” said Terry Kibler, who oversees Eldora’s Track Services and Safety Team. “There has to be a certain amount of beds and rooms. We expanded beyond that and went above and beyond in anticipation of standards changing in the next 15 or 20 years. It meets the exact same standards that Daytona (International Speedway) or Indianapolis (Motor Speedway) are required to meet.”

The fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby kicks off with the Tuesday Tailgate, featuring practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and a full program culminating with a 75-lap feature for the big-block modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series.

Wednesday’s activities begin with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver autograph session at 3 p.m. Single-truck qualifying is slated for 5:15 p.m., the first of five qualifying heat races is slated for 7:30 p.m., and the 150-lap feature will go green at 9:30 p.m. The Super DIRTcar Series modifieds will also be in action with a non-points exhibition event.

Tickets are still available by visiting EldoraSpeedway.com or calling (937) 338-3815.

About Miami Valley Hospital: Miami Valley Hospital has been named to Healthgrades’ list of “America’s 100 Best Hospitals” for a second year in a row. For 2017, Miami Valley Hospital is the only hospital in the Dayton region – and one of only five in Ohio – to receive the award, Healthgrades’ highest distinction. It is given to the top 2 percent of hospitals in the nation for demonstrating clinical excellence for at least three consecutive years.

The hospital is served by 5,800 employees and 1,100 physicians in 50 primary and specialty medical practice areas. Miami Valley Hospital is a member of Premier Health, which also encompasses Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville, Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Atrium Medical Center in Warren County and Upper Valley Medical Center in Miami County.

Miami Valley Hospital offers the region’s only • Level I Trauma Center • Adult Burn Center • Combined high-risk obstetrics and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit • Kidney Transplant Center • Air ambulance • Natural Birthing Center • Gynecologic Oncology Center

For more information, please visit: www.MiamiValleyHospital.org

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. Celebrating its 64th season in 2017, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 23rd annual Dirt Late Model Dream; the 34th annual Kings Royal Weekend; the Camping World Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby – the only NASCAR National Series race on dirt; and the 47th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 64th consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and subscribing to www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.

 

 

11 Questions with… Kody Swanson

Welcome to the sixth installment of “11 Questions with…”! At the end of each segment the current week’s driver will get to decide what the 11th question will be for the next guest. Simple and entertaining. Today I have race car driver Kody Swanson. Kody is a husband, father, and two-time USAC Silver Crown Champion. Let’s get to know a little more about him.

If you got the chance to redo one race, which one would it be and why? Last year’s four crown for obvious reasons. I was like 6 or 10 points ahead of Windom and was running second or maybe even third and could have won the championship. Winning the Silver Crown Car Championship three times in a row would have been awesome. That’s something that has never been done. Shattered dreams. A lapped car half spun in from of me, and I got caught up in it. I should have never been in that spot in the first place. I don’t blame him. I was the one who should have known better. I guess I don’t want a whole race redo, but maybe just a one lap do-over. We should have won three championships in a row, which had never been done, and turn one at Eldora snatched it all away.

Since I’m probably the oldest DPM client, and have raced longer I think I should get two – HA! Most people still label me as a pavement racer so my pavement “redo” would have to be the 2006 Turkey Night Grand Prix at Irwindale. This is back when it was still on pavement. It was my 4th race ever in a midget. I was in my family owned car, flipped, and slid down the backstretch. I led about 80 laps. Billy Wease, my teammate that year, got by me for the lead. I was passing him back with less than 10 laps to go and a caution came out. I got to his inside with 5 or so laps left. We were racing side-by-side. I was too nice to wheel him, and too young to know I should have. I’d have to go back and look. After that I went back and sat on the pole another four times in three different cars, I think. I think from 2006 to 2011 I was on the front row every year. I never got another chance to be that close to winning that race again.

What is your reputation as a driver from other people’s perspective, and do you think that stigma holds true? I’d say I’m a relatively clean racer. I don’t think, or I hope, people don’t think I’m a squirrel. I have a reputation of being a pavement guy that I can’t seem to shake, but I’m working hard to be better at both. Let me think. I’ve had people say that before they knew me they thought I was stuck up. I’m really just nervous in front of other people, so I don’t feel like that’s true.

Do you enjoy running the crown cars more on dirt or pavement? And tell us a little bit about your experience on both. I have always been known as a pavement guy, but actually my first official start in a USAC Silver Crown car was on the dirt mile in Springfield, Illinois. I really enjoy the Silver Crown cars, on either surface, but particularly the pavement and the dirt miles. When I started in sprint cars and midgets I was a pavement racer only for probably the first three years. So, as I transitioned into Silver Crown, I was already comfortable on that surface and at those tracks. It was really just the new aspects of the cars themselves that I had to transition to. Eventually I became more comfortable on dirt, especially the fairgrounds miles. I know people tend to think they race like pavement, but it’s not quite that simple. I was fortunate to get started with Team 6R, and I actually learned a lot about racing and driving the miles the year that I drove for Ricky Nix and Eddie Sachs, Jr. By the time I was able to team up with the DePalma Family and Bob Hampshire, we really clicked and have run well together on the miles. The pavement is where I had been most comfortable, and really seemed to fit me. It can be technical, and has an element of hit your marks discipline that some dirt tracks just don't have. Tire wear was always a factor, so you have to manage your equipment and your race to be a factor at the end. I really like that aspect because at the end of these races, everyone's tires are worn out, we're all sliding around and somehow you've got to make speed and figure it out before someone else does.

What is your "retaliation policy" if someone wrecks you, if any? Do you settle it on the track by beating them; give them a little bump; talk to them after the race? How do you handle it? My perspective on that subject is whatever happened, already happened. I’m not going to risk tearing up my owner’s equipment to prove a point. I’m scrawny so we aren’t going to fight, but I would want to talk about it. If it’s something that they feel wasn’t necessarily dirty driving and I did, then I’ll know how to race them in the future. I just want to get focused on winning the next one. You can’t punch the guy and change the outcome.

If you had to race on one track for the rest of your life which one would it be and why? Well I guess since we’ve split a few other questions between dirt and pavement I have two answers. Dirt – Waynesfield is my little hillbilly heaven. It’s kind of where I got to start over in a sprint car. It’s just fun. It isn’t that serious over there. There’s no $10,000-to-win the show on the line. It’s a funky shape. It’s kind of slick. It’s kind of technical. Not to discount the place. I really like going there and just having fun. I also like all the fairground miles because you only get to do them once a year, and I wouldn’t want to ruin that. Pavement – This might not be my favorite pavement track by any means, but it’s definitely one of the most memorable. I like a lot of the pavement tracks. This was back when the PRI show was held in Orlando. They held a race at Orlando Speed World. My family towed the family car from California all the way to Florida in 2006 and we won with a 360. The race before was Turkey Night where I junked the car. We scraped together enough to run this race, made the long haul and won. It was on ESPN 2. It paid $10,000-to-wink. They made a big deal out of it. It was kind of fun.

If you could pick one product sponsor what would it be and why? Driving 200 miles one way to the shop every weekend, I’d have to say I want a gasoline sponsor to get there and back. A fuel card would be really helpful.

If you came out with an Autobiography what would it be called? So, I couldn’t come up with a name. I know you and my wife, Jordan, were talking and came up with one. Let me reverse the role and ask you a question. What should my autobiography be called?

--Fair enough! I was talking to Jordan after your Williams Grove win and I said Jo, Kody is just a low key badass. He’s always flying under the radar. He’s humble and quiet, but he’ll murder you silently on the track. If there’s 20 laps to go and he isn’t leading you better be worried because you know he’s behind you and in the hunt. “Kody Swanson; Low Key Badass.” I’d buy that book. --Well I’d never call myself that, but thank you!

If you didn’t drive race cars what else would you be doing? Right now, even though I'm driving race cars as much as I can, I'm still working a “normal” job at Alt & Witzig Engineering. They have been a great fit for me, and have continued to be supportive of my racing. But if I wasn't driving, I'd still want to be involved in racing, or at least give it a shot. I don't know if I'd be able to, but I'd be interested in being involved in a series or event promotions on the business side of things. My degree is in Agriculture Economics, but it has been interesting to see how much of the same principles cross over. If I wasn't able to work something out in racing, agriculture would be another interest of mine.

What is something you would change about open wheel racing and why? Oh, I've definitely got a few ideas, and as much time as I spend on the road, I've had plenty of time to think about them. I know it would be a long shot, but you've got to dream big, sometimes right? I'd like to help make open-wheel racing more of a destination in racing. I don't feel like there are any cars cooler than the ones we're racing now. I like the old-school and simplicity of what we get to race now. I like that we still have mechanical fuel injection. I like that we don't have any downforce. I like that these things will spin the tires on dirt or pavement. I like that these cars are hard to drive. I feel like they should be. It is what makes driving racecars FUN to me. If I was headed in a particular direction, it would be to embrace that old-school and the tradition of our sport. Sometimes I worry that if we keep giving in to what is “trending,” we're going to end up like a bad version of the “Fast & Furious,” haha!

I was a race fan long before I was a driver. I grew up watching my dad race, and there are still so many aspects of that era that I miss today. He raced in the premier division - and during the night, I could feel the difference in the atmosphere when they were up. They lined them up and introduced the drivers before the feature. They ran the feature division last! I remember it being awesome because the race finished, they interviewed the top 3 on the front stretch, and then the entire grandstand poured into the pits. You got to meet the drivers, and see them in their element. They were still in their driving suits, still sweating. They were still full of adrenaline and fired up. You got to see them and witness what made racing exciting for them, because it was still fresh for them. They signed pictures, they signed body panels, they signed t-shirts. You felt like you got to know them. As a fan, you became invested in the race, and in the drivers and teams. You liked them and you wanted them to win, or maybe you didn't, maybe you hoped someone else would win, but either way you cared and when you watched you felt the adrenaline too, because suddenly it mattered to you who won or who didn't. Maybe I'm lame for thinking it, but it made racing emotional. Come on, not romantic comedy emotional, but pit-in-your-stomach, heart-racing, feet twitching, the kind of emotional that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. It made racing fun to watch, fun to talk about and something that you enjoyed doing. I would like to help racing get back to more of that.

If you had to audition for American Idol what song would you sing and why? Anyone that’s ever heard me sing would never encourage me to audition for American Idol. They would never ever let that happen, but if I was forced to I’d sing the first dance song from out wedding “Must Be Doing Something Right” by Billy Currington, just for the brownie points from my wife.

Last week’s driver, Brandon Morin, got to pick the final question and he wants to know: If you had to pick one restaurant, either dine-in or fast food, to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I thought Chinese food. I don’t know. I always say Jordan can cook pretty much everything else really good, even Mexican food. She makes the best Mexican food in Indiana. Sal’s Mexican restaurant in Central California is the one place back home I always go to when I’m there. They don’t make shredded beef enchiladas like that any place around here.

Ok, so what’s the 11th question for going to be? Just a side note because I heard next week’s driver is Mitchell Faccinto, he used to kick my butt in junior sprints when I was like 13 years old and he had to have been maybe 8 years old. I remember one time we all wrecked and landed in a big pile and people and myself were worried that I was squishing him. Haha! I was too nice to the younger kids and they beat up on me on the track.

--That’s hilarious! I wonder if he remembers that. I’ll bring it up next week! Ok, so what’s your question for him? --What kind of track would you rather race? A technical track where you have to it figure out, or more of a hammer down, the braver you are the better you go?

That’s all for today! We hope you got to know Kody a little more and maybe had a laugh along the way. Big thanks to Kody Swanson for being our guest. “11 Questions with…Mitchell Faccinto” is set for August 1st.

 

 

26th Knepper Memorial Postponed

St. Louis, MO (July 19th, 2017) - This weekend's action at Tri-City Speedway, Belle-Clair Speedway and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 have been canceled due to a multiple-day excessive heat advisory for the St. Louis area.

From the National Weather Service St. Louis Office: "A major heat wave has unfolded on Tuesday and has gripped the area through Saturday. Dangerous levels of heat are forecast with the most oppressive conditions occurring Thursday through Saturday when highs will range from 99 to 105 degrees, and afternoon/early evening heat index values will be from 105-115. The St. Louis metro region will experience the most dangerous heat levels throughout the area."

Belle-Clair Speedway located in Belleville, IL had a two day show scheduled this weekend on Friday and Saturday. The Friday show featuring UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, B-Modifieds, Sport Compacts and Micro Sprints has been canceled.

The Saturday show which was the Knepper Memorial featuring POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, POWRi Speedway Motors Outlaw Micro Sprints and Outlaw Karts is being postponed. The Knepper Memorial will be re-scheduled for a later date. Belle-Clair resumes racing on Friday, July 28th with UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, B-Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Micro Sprints.

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

 

 

Sprint Series of Oklahoma Travels to Elk City Speedway This Saturday Night!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – July 18, 2017 - The second of eight straight weekends of racing action for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products continues this coming Saturday night as the tour will make their second and final appearance of the season at Elk City Speedway in Elk City, Oklahoma.

Eight events have been completed thus far this season with Jake Martens still sitting atop the current SSO point standings over defending tour champion Andy Shouse despite not having reached victory lane.

Shouse leads the way with three victories on the season while Joe Wood, Jr. has won two. Also reaching victory lane this season are Chad Koch, Todd Schwartz and Michael Day.

When the tour made their inaugural visit to Elk City Speedway back on May 13, Shouse picked up the victory over a nineteen-car field. Tristan Oakes had his best finish of the season (second) while Blake Dacus, Koch and Steven Shebester rounded out the top five.

The above-mentioned drivers are expected this weekend as well as series regulars Loyd Clevenger, Shayla Waddell, Blake Scott, Mike Scott and Jerry Jumper.

Showing the future is bright for 305-ci in the state of Oklahoma, a strong cast of rookie contenders are also expected.

They include Justin Fisk, Dillon Laden, Josh Toho, Brandon Anderson, Tanner Conn, Chase Smith and Cody Jarvis.

Gates will open at 6:00 PM with race action slated for a 8:00 PM start time. Grandstand admission is just $12 for adults ages 13 and up; $8 for all seniors and military personnel; $5 for ages 6-12 while children 5 and under will be admitted into the grandstands for free. All pit passes are just $30.

Elk City Speedway is located off I-40 to Merritt Road, then north one mile then a quarter-mile west.

As mentioned, this Saturday night’s event at Elk City Speedway will be the second of eight straight weeks of competition for the series. After this event, the tour will head to Wichita Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas next Friday night (July 28) before the final appearance of the season at Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada on August 5. On Saturday night, August 12, the tour will make their one and only appearance of the season at the Garfield County Fairgrounds and Enid Speedway. A weekend double-header will then take place on Friday and Saturday night, August 18-19, kicking off at Southern Oklahoma Speedway and then off to the much-anticipated inaugural visit to Lawton Speedway.

The month of August will conclude with the make-up event at Longdale Speedway on Saturday night in a co-sanctioned event with the Myers Racing Engines United Rebel Sprint Series.

Don’t forget the point season will conclude on Friday night, September 15, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway and by then we will know who will become the 2017 SSO champion and pick up the $1000 prize, courtesy of presenting partner Smiley’s Racing Products.

To learn more about the Sprint Series of Oklahoma check out their official facebook page: Sprint Series of Oklahoma. More information can be obtained by SSO director Jim Messmer (405) 417-2202 and for technical inquires call Ernie Messmer (405) 818-9007.

 

 

ATTICA ATTACKER: Gravel Scores Thrilling Win in Brad Doty Classic at Attica Youngster also flexes muscle at Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend

CARLISLE, PA. - July 17, 2017 - Many sprint car racers count former driver Brad Doty among their personal heroes.

The driver was injured in a terrible crash in 1988. Since then, the affable Ohio native has gone on to enjoy a successful broadcasting career as well as being a promoter of the race that bears his name. All throughout the pit area, any driver will tell you that a win in the "Doty" is to be counted among the highlights of a career. CJB Motorsports driver David Gravel can now add that accomplishment to his career.

The event, held at Attica (OH) Raceway Park, saw Gravel time in 3rd in his group, win his heat race and start the feature in 6th. Gravel got around race leader Tim Shaffer coming down to the white flag and held on for the win.

"It's awesome," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "(When the Brad Doty Classic was) at Lima, I finished on the podium a couple of times and could never win one. To win it at Attica where we couldn't even make it out of the 'C' last year, to rebound like that and win is just awesome. There's so much prestige with this race. Everybody wants to win Brad Doty's race and you see it with 58 racecars (in the pits). I'm just happy to do it and do it at Attica."

Following his 10th Outlaw win of the season, Gravel and the #5 team moved to western Ohio for the three-day Kings Royal weekend at Eldora Speedway. On the opening night, named "Jokers Wild," Gravel set quick time, won his heat race and rolled off for the feature in the 4th position.

"We've had some great speed at Eldora and Thursday night was a continuation of that," said Gravel. "We've wanted to qualify better and we've gotten that better. It was a great night overall. We raced well and were in the mix. One cool fact is we almost set a new track record at Eldora in qualifying. We were only about a tenth off."

The following night was another opportunity for Gravel and his team to lock in their setup for Saturday nights $50,000-to-win event. The GoMuddy.com machine timed in 2nd quick, finished third in their heat race and charged from 16th to 8th in the feature.

"We had a good charge in the feature," said Gravel. "We learned some things and it was, overall, another strong night."

With the finale of the weekend upon them, Gravel and the Barry Jackson led team returned with the big money on the line. Within the unique format, the team timed in 6th quick, finished fourth in their heat race and charged from 6th to 1st in the last chance showdown to lock themselves into the nights main event.

"The Kings Royal format is very tough," explained the Watertown, Conn. native. "Sometimes you catch the breaks and sometimes you don't. I'm really proud of my guys for how hard we fought to make the show. It's really important and we did it, even with some struggles."

The busy month of July continues as the series returns to Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pa. for the annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup on Tuesday, July 18th before a two night tilt at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, for the Summer Nationals. The weekend wraps up with the Big "R" Outlaw Shootout at Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway. "Winning the Don Martin was a huge step in my career last year," said Gravel, who won the Don Martin in 2016 and who scored a victory at Williams Grove earlier this season. "We're looking forward to going back there as well as Williams Grove. There's some big money on the line this week. We want to cash in."

BOX SCORE:

Date Track Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "B" start "B" finish "A" start "A" finish Laps Led 7/11/2017 Attica 3 1 1 6 1 2 7/13/2017 Eldora 1 1 1 5 4 4 5 0 7/14/2017 Eldora 2 1 3 16 8 0 7/15/2017 Eldora 6 5 4 6 1 21 17 0

2017 STATS:

Events: 52

Quick Times: 7

Wins: 11

Top-5's: 30

Top-10's: 45

Heat Race Wins: 14

Dash Wins: 7

Average Time Trial: 7.3

Average A-main finish: 5.9

Total Laps Led: 262

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com.

JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB: CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out.

DRIVER GEAR:

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

Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Wheatley Garners Sixth-Place Result at Willamette to Highlight Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 18, 2017) - The Western Sprint Tour Speedweek was a week of what could have been for Austen Wheatley, whose night was hampered by a parts problem during three of four nights.

The best night for Wheatley, who was driving for Doug Rutz, was the first night he joined the Speedweek last Wednesday at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. Wheatley qualified 13th quickest and advanced a position to finish second in a heat race. That missed a spot in the dash by only one position and lined him up seventh in the main event.

"I was running fifth, but we were too tight," he said. "I got tight on the curb and half spun with two laps to go. Jared Ridge passed me and I finished sixth."

The sixth-place result was Wheatley's seventh top 10 of the season.

He made his debut at Sunset Speedway in Banks, Ore., the following night. Wheatley qualified ninth quickest, won a heat race after starting second and placed fifth in the dash to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"We were running fourth about 10 laps in when the left front brake rotor broke and locked up the left front wheel," he said. "We ended up spinning into the infield."

The night ended early with a 14th-place finish.

Wheatley ventured to Cottage Grove Speedway on Friday for the first night of the two-day Speedweek finale at the quarter-mile oval. He timed in 11 th quickest during qualifying and powered from third to win a heat race. That earned enough points to make the dash, in which a runner-up result started him second in the main event.

"We were running the top to start the race with Jason Solwold on the bottom," he said. "I think I was in the preferred line. It started blowing smoke on Lap 2. I was pulling tear-offs because it was getting foggy. Then it started locking up the wheel. I went into the last corner and it locked up and threw me off the track."

Wheatley was running second just as he and Solwold were about to enter traffic when the main power steering line got a hole in it. That ended the race early for Wheatley for the second straight night and he was credited with a 21st-place finish.

Speedweek concluded on Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway, where Wheatley qualified 14th quickest and won a heat race - his third straight heat race victory - to rank ninth in points. That would have lined him up ninth in the main event, but the car wouldn't stay in gear so Wheatley was forced to the work area prior to the start of the main event. The team manually locked the race car into gear and he started the feature last - 24 th.

"I raced my rear off to stay on the lead lap," he said. "I ended up getting lapped midway through the race, but I hung with the leaders the rest of the race. I think a top three would have been where we ended up if I was able to start in my original position."

Wheatley, who rallied to post a 13th-place finish, will take this weekend off before competing in his family owned sprint car on July 21-22 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 12 - Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Ore. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 6 (7).

July 13 - Sunset Speedway in Banks, Ore. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 14 (5).

July 14 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 21 (2).

July 15 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 13 (9).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 2 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 21-22 at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Bob's Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals

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, Fire-Down Graphics, SpeedMart, Bell and King Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing

OUT OF TOWN INVADERS COMING TO SATURDAY’S USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE AT PERRIS!

(Perris, CA, July 18, 2017) Much to the delight of fans and to the chagrin of USAC/CRA Series drivers, a strong contingent of cars will be coming from Arizona and a top driver from Indiana will be flying in to take on the locals this Saturday night, July 22nd, at the “Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing,” Perris Auto Speedway. In addition to the stars and cars from the West Coast’s number one sprint car series, The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprint Cars will also be on the program. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will begin at 7:00.

With the heat on full blast in Arizona, most tracks in the “Copper State” closed in early June and will not reopen until the start of September. That leaves drivers looking for a place to race. Four weeks ago, on June 23rd, five Arizona teams made their way to Perris Auto Speedway for the USAC/CRA race and they left a big impression. Multi-time USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series champion R.J. Johnson of Laveen, Arizona, beat back the locals to win his second ever main event on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. If that was not enough, Ronnie Gardner of Norco, drove the Robbie and Gaye Allen owned car out of Cottonwood, Arizona to third in the main event just behind Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd.

Arizona star R.J. Johnson will try to make it two wins in a row at Perris Auto Speedway when the USAS/CRA Series visits this Saturday night. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

“Arizona has always been a great state for sprint car racing,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “You go back 40-50 years and some of the top drivers and race cars in the country came out of Arizona. Back in the day, the battles between the California and Arizona drivers over here at Ascot and in Arizona at Manzanita Speedway were epic and still talked about today. Over the past decade, 410 sprint car racing in Arizona has pretty much died (been replaced by 360 sprint cars). But, the guys came over last month and kicked some rear end on a lot of our regulars. I am anxious to see them again on Saturday.”

Johnson will be back to try and make it two in a row on Saturday and Gardner, who won his first ever wing sprint car race at Petaluma last Saturday night, will be back as well. Joining them will be hard charging Stevie Sussex and KTAR radio personality/sprint car driver Bruce St. James. Both of them call Phoenix home.

If the Arizona contingent is not enough, one of the top sprint car drivers in the nation, Chad Boespflug, will be flying out from his Plainfield, Indiana home to drive the Dwight Cheney owned sprint car on Saturday. Three weeks ago, Cheney’s #42 won the last USAC/CRA Series race at the Santa Maria Raceway with 2016 “Rookie of the Year” Max Adams of Loomis, California behind the wheel. Boespflug, a native of Hanford, California, who moved to the Midwest after graduating from high school a decade ago, is currently ranked third in USAC National points. He is no stranger to success at The PAS. Last November, the then 28-year-old won the opening night main event at the 21st Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction.

In addition to the out of town drivers and cars, San Bernardino’s Don Gansen will be ending a 3 ½-year retirement to race in the USAC/CRA Series. The former Chaffey College student and 2006 California Lightning Sprint Car Series Champion will join his brother Chris and five-time USAC/CRA Champ Mike Spencer on the Gansen Engineering team.

Acton, California college student Hannah Mayhew won the last Young Gun (drivers 14-25 with no prior sprint car experience) main event in June and took the point lead from 14-year Covina High School student Joel Rayborne. Despite mechanical ills that kept him off the track at the last race, Canyon Country, California veteran Richard McCormick still leads Ed Schwarz by 23-points in the Senior Sprint Car (drivers 40 and older) standings.

Adult tickets for Saturday’s race are $25.00. Seniors 65 and older get in for $20.00. Active military members with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and gets age 6-12 get in for $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00.

Advanced tickets for Saturday’s event are available 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-595-4849 or online at http://pas.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=922978. For those who do not wish to purchase advance tickets, there will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window on Saturday.

Amsoil USAC/CRA Point Standings

1. Damion Gardner – Concord, CA – 520

2. Brody Roa – Garden Grove, CA – 502

3. Mike Spencer – Temecula, CA – 467

4. Jake Swanson – Anaheim, CA – 437

5. Austin Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 407

6. Cody Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 386

7. Logan Williams – Yorba Linda, CA – 343

8. Chris Gansen - Verdemont Heights, CA – 292

9. Richard Vander Weerd - Visalia, CA - 289

10. Matt McCarthy - Riverside, CA – 246

PAS Senior Sprint Point Standings

1. Richard McCormick – Canyon Country, CA - 236

1. Ed Schwarz – Santa Fe Springs, CA - 213

3. Rick Hendrix - Palmdale - 187

4. Danny Parrish – Fairbanks, AK - 155

5. Mike Trottochau - Acton, CA – 123

5. John Aden – Apple Valley, CA - 123

PAS Young Gun Sprint Car Point Standings

1. Hannah Mayhew – Acton, CA – 231

2. Joel Rayborne – West Covina, CA - 228

3. Daniel Anderson - Venice, CA – 114

4. Blade Hildebrand – Yucca Valley - CA - 113

5. Malyssa Perkins – Oak Hills, CA – 102

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2016-2017 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 30th Southern California Fair – Nitro Circus

October 1st Southern California Fair – Demolition Derby

October 2nd Southern California Fair – Monster Trucks

October 3rd Southern California Fair – Monster Trucks

October 7th Southern California Fair – American Flat Track Motorcycle Finals

October 8 Southern California Fair – Night of Destruction (afternoon and evening)

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

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

November 8th Oval Nationals Practice

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

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

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

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

Justyn Cox 2017 Speedweek Northwest Champion; Eighth Driver From California To Win The Crown
By Ben Deatherage
(Photo Courtesy of Tina Gargurevich)
Speedweek Northwest 2017 would be the twentieth installment in the long and storied history of the summer series. It would feature some of the best 360 Sprint Car drivers in the western United States, and abroad, battling at some of the country’s best facilities. Thirty-two cars would make at least one appearance in the six races representing the American states of Oregon, Washington, and California, the Canadian province of British Columbia, the New Zealand region of Canterbury, and the Australian states of Western Australia and Victoria.

Four different drivers (Justyn Cox, Kyle Hirst, Roger Crockett, and Jason Solwold) would win at least one of the six events. Hirst and Crockett would be the only two drivers to win twice over the course of the week. Eight drivers managed to make it to every race in 2017.

Justyn Cox would be the overall champion once the final checkered flag dropped on Saturday night at Cottage Grove Speedway. Cox, from Clarksburg, California, would record a victory at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in the first round of action in Yreka. In addition to the triumph, he would record four top finishes in six starts.

Cox is the eighth driver from California to win a Speedweek Northwest championship and the thirteenth different champ overall. He joins Bud Kaeding (1998), Brad Furr (1999), Steve Kent (2000, 2001, 2002, 2006), Brent Kaeding (2004 & 2005), Kyle Larson (2011), Kyle Hirst (2014), and Colby Copeland (2015) as drivers from the Golden State that have emerged triumphant at the end of the week.

Hanford, California’s Mitchell Faccinto would finish in the runner-up position in the point standings. Faccinto, in the Stan Greenberg owned entry, was among the top five finishers four times including a second-place result in the first night at Yreka.

Tyler Seavey would impress a lot of people over the course of the week. Despite a limited amount of Sprint Car experience under his belt, he managed to end up third in the points table. Racing for Rudy Warrington, Seavey, had two top five results including an impressive third at Sunset Speedway Park in Banks.

Even though he didn’t make it the entire week four-time Speedweek Northwest champion Roger Crockett managed to have several successful outings. In the Roger Henderson owned machine, Crockett was victorious at Sunset Speedway Park and on the final night at Cottage Grove. His two worst finishes were a pair of seconds making it four top fives in four feature starts.

Jake Wheeler had his best Speedweek to date. The Central Point driver made all six features, was among the top five twice and posted a career best Speedweek main event finish. Wheeler would be second, after starting in eleventh, at Sunset Speedway Park making it his most impressive run to date.

Zack Lynskey, Michael Keen, Daniel Keen, Jamie Duff, and John Clark were the remainder of the top five finishers. Eleventh through fifteenth would be Steven Tiner, Lucas Ashe, Jared Ridge, Kyle Hirst, and Cooper Desbiens.

Be sure and stay tuned for more information by visiting sprints.nwextremeseries.com. Also, updates will be made available on social media at the Western Sprint Tour Facebook page.

Final 2017 Speedweek Northwest Point Standings (Top Twenty)
Driver/Hometown/Wins/Top Fives/Feature Starts
1. Justyn Cox/Clarksburg, California/1/4/6
2. Mitchell Faccinto/Hanford, California/0/4/6
3. Tyler Seavey/Sutter, California/0/2/6
4. Roger Crockett/Medford, Oregon/2/4/4
5. Jake Wheeler/Central Point, Oregon/0/2/6
6. Zack Lynskey/Fairfield, California/0/1/6
7. Michael Keen/Bunbury, Western Australia/0/1/6
8. Daniel Keen/Bunbury, Western Australia/0/0/6
9. Jamie Duff/Christchurch, Canterbury/0/0/6
10. John Clark/Windsor, California/0/0/6
11. Steven Tiner/Visalia, California/0/3/5
12. Lucas Ashe/Cottonwood, California/0/2/5
13. Jared Ridge/Grants Pass, Oregon/0/1/4
14. Kyle Hirst/Paradise, California/2/3/3
15. Cooper Desbiens/Sutherlin, Oregon/0/0/4
16. Cam Smith/Mill Creek, Washington/0/1/3
17. Austen Wheatley/Lake Stevens, Washington/0/0/4
18. Kyle Miller/Eugene, Oregon/0/0/3
19. Jason Solwold/Burlington, Washington/1/2/2
20. Michael Cunningham/Kyneton, Victoria/0/0/3

2017 Speedweek Northwest Schedule
Monday, July 10th-Siskiyou Motor Speedway-Yreka, California-Justyn Cox
Tuesday, July 11th-Coos Bay Speedway-Coos Bay, Oregon-Kyle Hirst
Wednesday, July 12th-Willamette Speedway-Lebanon, Oregon-Kyle Hirst
Thursday, July 13th-Sunset Speedway Park-Banks, Oregon-Roger Crockett
Friday, July 14th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon-Jason Solwold
Saturday, July 15th-Cottage Grove Speedway-Cottage Grove, Oregon-Roger Crockett

Past Speedweek Northwest Champions:
2016- Trey Starks
2015- Colby Copeland
2014- Kyle Hirst
2013- Roger Crockett
2012- Mitch Olson
2011- Kyle Larson
2010- Roger Crockett
2009- Jesse Hockett
2008- Roger Crockett
2007- Shane Stewart
2006- Steve Kent
2005- Brent Kaeding
2004- Brent Kaeding
2003- Roger Crockett
2002- Steve Kent
2001- Steve Kent
2000- Steve Kent
1999- Brad Furr
1998- Bud Kaeding

All-Time Speedweek Northwest Win List (1998-Present):
Roger Crockett-23
Steve Kent-13
Brent Kaeding-10
Kyle Hirst- 6
Shane Stewart
Brad Furr-5
Travis Rilat
Wayne Johnson- 4
Colby Copeland- 3
Jesse Hockett
Justyn Cox-2
Rick Fauver
Danny Horner
Jason Johnson
Jason Solwold
Shawna Wilskey
Rico Abreu-1
Jonathon Allard
Colin Baker
Jayme Barnes
Seth Bergman
Jay Cole
Cory Eliason
Mitchell Faccinto
Logan Forler
Travis Jacobson
Bud Kaeding
Kasey Kahne
Kyle Larson
Danny Lasoski
Mitch Olson
Jason Sides
Cam Smith
Trey Starks
Henry Van Dam

 

 

$1.00 Fan Appreciation Night at Silver Dollar Speedway

Chico, CA (July 18, 2017) …. This Friday night, July 21st, the Silver Dollar Speedway will host FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT. Each fan will be admitted into the front grandstand for just $1.00. That is correct, just $1.00 per person! This Friday night’s show will feature winged 360 sprint cars, Earl’s Plumbing Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, Economy Winged Sprint Cars and non-wing 600’s. On top of the five-division show, the annual demonstration by the Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team will take place during intermission. The grandstand fans get a front row show to the amazing work done by the Search and Rescue Team. Front grandstand gate is set to open at 6 PM. Racing is slated to begin at 7 PM. Once again, the admission price for tonight’s show is just $1.00 per person. Thanks to the support from the Silver Dollar Speedway, the Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team will be holding a “Fill the Backpack” fundraiser. Our team will have information available about joining our all-volunteer organization and detailing the many services we provide the community. There will be static displays of some of the Team’s equipment, and if timing allows, there may even be a special demonstration of our Team’s capabilities. If you have ever considered joining our elite team of volunteers, this would be a wonderful opportunity to meet some of our members and catch a glimpse of what we do. The winged 360 sprint cars will be led by nine-time Civil War Sprint Car champions Andy Forsberg of Auburn. Joining Forsberg is six-time track champion Sean Becker of Roseville. Chico will be represented by Michael Ing and Brad Bumgarner. Redding’s Chase Majdic and Sacramento’s Kalib Henry should also be drivers attending this race. Chico’s Phil Marino leads the Street Stock charge this Friday night. Marino holds a comfortable 20-point edge over Gary Newman. Earl’s Plumbing Hobby Stocks point leader Kyle Allen of Cherokee is 30-points ahead of Magalia’s Shannon Collins. Paradise’s Mike Ficklin is 33-points in favor of Chico’s Wyatt Brown during the Winged Economy sprint car battle. Chico’s Mike Sayre is a close third. For the second time this season, we are hosting the 600’s. This wingless class open 600cc engines out of your everyday street bike, uses methanol fuel and the chassis are just a smaller version of sprint cars. This division offers close, tight-knit racing, that fans will enjoy. For more information please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com

 

 

Placerville Speedway finishes off month of July in style with Red Hawk Casino point race 11 this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – July 18, 2017…An exciting and action-packed month will come to a close at Placerville Speedway this Saturday night when the 11th Red Hawk Casino point race of the season is presented at the quarter-mile.

This Saturday July 22 marks the fifth overall event in what has been a busy month of racing. Divisions set to tackle the El Dorado County Fairgrounds bullring include the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Wingless Spec Sprints and Vintage Hard Tops.

The Placerville Speedway on Saturday also hosts the only Winged 360 Sprint Car event in Northern California, which means some special invaders will be on hand for the night.

Among those expected is this year’s USAC Indiana Midget Week champion Shane Golobic of Fremont, who earned his first Placerville 410 Sprint Car victory one season ago. The former World of Outlaws winner and reigning Trophy Cup champion is always one of the favorites on the red clay.

Last season’s Rookie of the Year Buddy Kofoid is also scheduled to be in action and is fresh off his big King of the West-NARC win last weekend. The 15-year-old brought home a runner up finish in Placerville on July 8 and has tallied a pair of ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Awards in 2017.

This past Saturday it was Visalia’s Steven Tiner that made a late move around Roseville’s Sean Becker to claim his second Thompson’s Auto Group Winged Sprint Car win of the season. Tiner ranks second in the standings and continues to chip away at the advantage that current point leader Greg Decaires has. The four-time champion Decaires is looking to add one for the thumb in what has been said to be his farewell tour.

Decaires, Tiner and Becker are the lone repeat winners so far this season, having each claimed two victories apiece. Including this weekend there are just five Red Hawk Casino point races left before a champion is crowned in September. The upcoming month of August is chalked full of special events, making this weekend the final tune-up prior to that.

More drivers expected on Saturday will include Placerville’s own Jimmy Trulli, Fair Oaks’ Jake Morgan, Citrus Heights’ DJ Freitas and Kalib Henry, Hollister’s Tony Gualda, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Calistoga’s Mike Benson, Camino’s Justin Johnson, Placerville’s Cody Fendley, CJ Humphreys and Mike Cook, Napa’s Kirt Organ, Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick and others.

Live Oak’s Matt Michelli continues to be a dominant force with the Ltd. Late Models and is coming off his division leading fifth win of the year last Saturday. Michelli will be back this weekend looking to add number six, as he continues to lead the standings over Ray Trimble, Mike and Tyler Lightfoot and last year’s champion Eddie Gardner. Marysville racer Ryan McDaniel has four triumphs to his credit this year and looks to get back on the winning track Saturday.

Last week in the Pure Stock class it was a first-time winner in the form of Orville Owens, who held off a hard charging Jason Palmer to claim the victory. Palmer, a three-time winner this season, continues to give chase after Dan Jinkerson in the standings. Jinkerson has also captured three triumphs this season as he searches for the crown. Nick Baldwin and Ray Trimble also have single wins to their credit.

Wingless Spec Sprints will be on hand for the second time this year as a non-sanctioned showcase that will pay a C&H Hunt Wingless Tour purse of $1,200-to-win and $175-to-start. It will also be the final wingless tune-up prior to the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour event on Friday August 25. The tour will also help open the Nor-Cal Posse Shootout on Thursday September 21.

Adult tickets this Saturday will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus and juniors 12-15 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6, five and under are free! The pit gate will open at 2pm, with the front grandstand gate opening at 3pm. 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 5pm, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust qualifying scheduled to begin around 5:30pm and heat races expected to fire-off around 6:30pm.

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

Since opening in 1965 the Placerville Speedway has been a favorite among fans throughout Northern California. Well known for its steep banks, distinctive red clay, loyal fan base and extremely close action, the track is located just 40-minutes up the hill from the capital city of Sacramento.

Join over 9200 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2017 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

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

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday July 22: Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Wingless Spec Sprints, Vintage Hard Tops

Saturday August 5: 14th annual Tribute to Al Hinds: Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, BCRA Midget Lites

Saturday August 12: Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks

 

 

Herrera Overcomes Mechanical Woes on Friday and Records Runner-Up Result on Saturday at Black Hills

Inside Line Promotions - RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 18, 2017) - Johnny Herrera scored a second-place finish on Saturday night after overcoming mechanical problems the previous evening at Black Hills Speedway during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader.

Herrera's weekend at the Rushmore Rumble appeared to be off to a solid start on Friday evening when he raced from sixth to third place in his heat race before his engine began to sour.

"We started out really well for the weekend," he said. "We had pulled a new car out and had a fresh motor. We were moving forward in the heat race when we had our motor lay down about Lap 4 or Lap 5 and we ended up dropping back and finishing about where we started."

Herrera and crew then hurried to change engines before starting 16 th in the feature.

"Then we had to thrash changing engines since they were rushing the program because they were worried about weather," he said. "We buttoned up the car just in time for the feature and I wasn't able to get a good look at the track. I tightened it up a bit, but I didn't make my changes big enough. We got a great start and moved up a number of spots, but then the rubber came in and the race was basically over. All in all, it wasn't a bad night for us considering the way it started with the motor change."

Herrera ended the night with a charge from 16th to ninth place.

Saturday night went much smoother and resulted in a solid runner-up result for Herrera, even though he was forced to use a tired engine.

"I had to run 'Old Faithful' again that night," he said. "I had 28 nights on that motor. I hate to run a motor with that many nights on it, but I only have two motors and the other one was broke."

Herrera started sixth and finished second in his heat race. That locked him into the feature redraw.

"We probably would have won our heat if we had another lap," he said. "Then my wife drew us the No. 5 for our starting position in the feature, which was the best she could've drawn.

"I was able to move forward and eventually got by Matt Covington for second around Lap 20, but we had a yellow then and they had to revert back to the last lap and that put me back behind him on the restart. I was able to pass him again on the restart, but Aaron (Reutzel) had already gotten too far ahead to have a chance at challenging him for the lead."

Herrera will have a rare weekend off before his next scheduled race on July 29 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"I'm taking our engines to Ostrich Racing Engines this week to have one repaired and the other freshened," he said. "Then we'll hopefully be set for the rest of the season."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 14 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 5 (6); Feature 9 (16).

July 15 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 2 (6); Feature 2 (5).

SEASON STATS -

30 races, 3 wins, 14 top fives, 26 top 10s, 28 top 15s, 28 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 29 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and July 30 at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JohnnyHerreraRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnnyHerrera2

APPAREL -

Herrera has t-shirts available for sale at his race trailer and at http://www.johnnyherreraracing.com/shopping .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Brands

Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for more than 58 years. Champion also produces and blends more than 300 products including fuel, oil and engine additives and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural and specialty markets. For more information, visit http://www.ChampionBrands.com.

"I've been with Champion for several years and they have been one of my biggest supporters," Herrera said. "They are great people to work with and their products are second to none."

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

 

 

Taylor Dominates at I-76 to Garner Fourth Feature Victory of Season

Inside Line Promotions - FORT MORGAN, Colo. (July 18, 2017) - Zac Taylor was on a mission last Saturday at I-76 Speedway, where he dominated to score his fourth win of the season.

Taylor won his heat race after starting fourth to open the night. He then led every lap and at times had over half a track lead in his family-owned 305ci sprint car during the A Main.

"I started third and jumped into second getting into the first turn and I had a great run off the bottom and took the lead," he said. "There were three cautions, but a corner worker told me if there wouldn't have been any I probably would have lapped up to third. We had such a great car.

"This win was very special because we had a lot of family members there and my girlfriend's birthday was Monday. I'm so thankful to have so many family and friends there to cheer me on and give me encouragement."

Taylor is excited to get to race both the sprint car and Todd Henry's midget this Friday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo.

"We have really taken big strides with the midget this year and our sprint car has never been faster," Taylor said. "I have a little redeeming to do in the midget at Calhan. The last time we were there we were really fast and I got caught up in someone else's crash and it ended our night early."

Taylor currently sits third in the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association championship standings. He leads the Colorado points standings for the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) sprint cars.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 15 - I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo. - Heat: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 4 wins, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., with the Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association midgets and the Colorado Alliance Tour sprint cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zac-Taylor-Racing/176561235888527

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zac86taylor

Website: http://www.zactaylorracing.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1su-PDXOb8wWUoLAw_POQ/videos

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SuperClean

SuperClean was formed on the foundation of two core values: 1. To help people keep the things they love clean and functional. 2. To supply a powerful product that saves time and energy so people can get back to doing the things they love. SuperClean products can be used on automotive parts like engines, underbodies, small parts, wheels and more; outdoor equipment, such as tools, grills and lawn equipment; recreation vehicles, including boats, RVs, bikes, fishing rods, golf clubs and more; and indoor appliances, such as carpets, showers and tubs and even laundry. For more information, visit http://www.SuperClean.com.

"I want to thank SuperClean for always keeping our car clean and how great they make us look in Victory Lane," Taylor said.

Taylor would also like to thank H&H Resurfacing, Unique Signs and Designs, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, the Kaiser Family, Pro Shocks, Triple X Racing Company and Hoosier Racing Tires for their continued support.

 

 

Swindell Takes Advantage of Opportunity to Make Kings Royal Main Event Driving for Son

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 18, 2017) - A mechanical problem hampered last week for Sammy Swindell, who entered the busy week in Ohio with high expectations before he ended it by taking advantage of a unique opportunity.

Swindell and car owner A.G. Rains made their 410ci winged sprint car season debut on Tuesday during the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park in Attica with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"The engine didn't accelerate as good as it should and that hurt us in qualifying," he said. "We were a little step out all night."

The team worked to adjust to the new engine throughout the night, which resulted in a 17th-place qualifying result in their group and a seventh-place heat race finish before Swindell placed second in the C Main. Officials deemed the team was late to staging for the Last Chance Showdown and wouldn't allow Swindell to compete so the night ended early.

"We were working on it all night long and sometimes the car reacts different to how the engine is so it was a long work in progress," he said.

Unfortunately, a mechanical problem during qualifying on Thursday during the opening night of the three-day Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway ended the weekend early for the Rains team. Swindell thought he would be out of action for the remainder of the event, but his son, Kevin, offered him a ride for Saturday's $50,000-to-win finale.

"It's always been the other way around with Kevin driving for me," Sammy Swindell said. "Everything went really well. The car was pretty good. We qualified decent for the caliber of cars that were there. We had a pretty good run in our heat. The car wasn't as good as we liked for it to be. There were some things we'd like to be different. Kevin did find a problem with the right rear shock after the event."

Swindell qualified 18th quickest and he placed third in a heat race to lock into the 18th starting position for the 40-lap main event.

"We tried to make the best of it starting that far back," he said. "When we filled it with fuel the first part of the race the car just wasn't as good as it should be. We lost some spots. As we lost some fuel we passed a bunch of guys back. At that place unless your car is exceptional it was hard to pass."

Swindell rebounded from the slow start to post a 19th-place finish. It marked the 28th time in the 34-year history of the event that Swindell made the main event.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 7 (6); C Main: 2 (1); B Main: DNS (16).

July 13 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: DNS (9); C Main: DNS (14).

July 15 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 19 (18).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rossie Feed & Grain

"Jon Black, who owns Rossie Feed & Grain, is a race fan we got to know and who has turned into a friend," Swindell said. "Rossie Feed & Grain has been with me since I went to the Big Game car and has been a part of our Chili Bowl team. We are very appreciative of Jon's support."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, CP Pistons, Acme Graphix & Design, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Race Products, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Recovering From Rough Flip With Event at I-80 on the Horizon

Inside Line Promotions - EAGLE, Neb. (July 18, 2017) - Jack Dover is recovering well following a wild ride last Saturday at Eagle Raceway.

Dover, who was driving for Chris Roseland during the 305ci winged sprint car event, charged from ninth to third place during a heat race at the high-banked oval. That lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"About five laps in we got behind a car and we were right on their bumper," he said. "I couldn't see what was in front of their car. That driver turned hard left to avoid hitting another car that turned sideways. They turned just in time and I had nowhere to go. Normally I'm really good at looking ahead, but this time I had no time to react. I got my car turned just enough to clip the back of his car with my right front. I went end over end four times I heard."

The vicious flip ended Dover's night early with a 19th-place result and sent him to a local hospital for an evaluation.

Dover was released that night and said he is healing well.

He is scheduled to drive for Chris Bowers this Thursday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints. Dover has 12 wins, 19 podiums and 23 top fives in 31 races during 360ci winged sprint car competition at the track throughout the last four-plus seasons.

"We've had a lot of good runs there in my car," he said. "I think we have a chance of winning or being on the podium this week."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 15 - Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb. - Heat race: 3 (9); Feature: 19 (12).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 7 wins, 12 top fives, 15 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, 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 - Moss Racing Engines

Moss Racing Engines manufactures Ford racing engines. The company was started by Chris Moss, who worked under the Roush Yates Racing Engines banner before creating his own company in 2013.

"You can call Chris any time of the day or night and he'll help you," Dover said. "The engines are reliable. He hasn't had any engine failures so that says a lot for his name and product."

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

 

 

Trenca Joining World of Outlaws for Races at Ransomville and Ohsweken

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (July 18, 2017) - Joe Trenca has a pair of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events on the horizon.

The Mucci Motorsports competitor will compete with the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' this Sunday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y., for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout and next Tuesday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown.

Sandwiched between the two races will be a 360ci winged sprint car race at Ohsweken Speedway next Monday.

"We're excited to get back 410 racing," Trenca said. "We took last weekend off and went through everything. We stripped the cars back down and made sure everything was square and nothing was wrong. We did find some stuff that was hindering our performances."

Trenca placed 12th during his debut at Ransomville Speedway in 2015. He returned to the track earlier this season and was credited with a 15th-place result after being involved in a vicious crash.

"I like the place," he said. "I hope the track conditions are good and we can have a good night of racing. With the way the World of Outlaws format is we'll have to qualify well. That will be key."

Trenca competed at Ohsweken Speedway once last season and his career-best result at the dirt oval is an eighth-place finish during the 2014 edition of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

"It's one of my favorite tracks," he said. "We usually run pretty decent there. Hopefully Monday will help us get some laps on the track. When we ran real good at the Canadian Nationals we were hugging the inside, going as slow as you could go, and we've been good coming from the back by hammering the top. You can throw sliders. The track gets wide and racy. I always look forward to racing there."

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 8 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y., for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout and Tuesday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Monday at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

Founded in 1967, Weld Wheels is the undisputed leader in maximum performance wheels. Whether it's hard core off road, on the track, or on the street, Weld Wheels has unleashed the performance potential of all types of machines for nearly 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.WeldWheels.com.

"It was 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, The Paladin Group, Mid Country Machinery, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Fast Axle, National Parts Peddler, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, 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.

 

 

Hendricks Gains Speed During POWRi Doubleheader at Valley Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (July 18, 2017) - Zane Hendricks had a rocket of a race car throughout the first half of the main event during both nights of last weekend's POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets Series doubleheader at Valley Speedway.

"We had a lot of speed, but we didn't get the end results that we wanted," he said.

The two-day show, which was co-sanctioned with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midgets Series, started on Friday when Hendricks advanced from seventh to fourth place in a heat race.

"I had a good heat race that locked me into the feature," he said. "I started 14th and I got up to fifth or sixth and then I started fading back. I was disappointed in that. The track started getting slicker and there were a couple of holes that I hit that would upset the car. I'd almost have to come to a complete stop to get it back together. It was a learning experience."

Hendricks hung on for a 15th-place finish.

He returned to the bullring on Saturday for the event finale, which began with a sixth-place heat race result.

"I got pushed into the infield and went all the way to the back," he said. "Then I got knocked over the cushion and ended up toward the back. The night turned around after a rough start though. Honestly, I was kind of mad after the heat."

Hendricks used that emotion to rally from 12th to a runner-up result in the B Main to earn a transfer into the main event.

"I got a really good start and then I found a good line there about a third of the way through," he said. "We had a really good car and the track was a lot smoother than the night before. It worked out good."

Hendricks continued to march forward from his 18th starting position in the A Main.

"I was up to eighth about halfway through the race, but the car started smoking so I pulled off because we don't have a backup engine," he said. "Luckily, a fitting broke and was spraying some oil on the headers to create the smoke."

Hendricks was credited with a 22nd-place finish.

"We started out good in the main event all weekend," he said. "We were really fast and we have some good momentum going into our next race."

Hendricks will take this weekend off before resuming competition on July 28 at Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midgets Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 14 - Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. - Heat race: 4 (7); Feature: 15 (14).

July 15 - Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. - Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: 2 (12); Feature: 22 (18).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

July 28 at Flint Creek Speedway in West Siloam Springs, Okla., with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midgets Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneHendricks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hendricks_zane

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shorty's Machine Shop

Shorty's Machine Shop is located in Stillwater, Okla.

"Nick Semtner, who owns Shorty's Machine Shop, let's us use his shop whenever we need to," Hendricks said. "He has been a long-time family friend and we really appreciate his support."

Hendricks would also like to thank Vacuworx, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, BP Fab, Walker Performance Filtration, Esslinger, Eagle Motorsports, Intruder Chassis and Outlaw Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Taking Momentum from PA Speedweek Win into Summer Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 18, 2017) - Trey Starks has a lot of confidence entering the Summer Nationals this Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Starks and the Gobrecht Motorsports team scored a Pennsylvania Speedweek victory during the most recent visit to the half-mile oval in Mechanicsburg, Pa., after posting a pair of sixth-place results at the track earlier this season.

"Going into this weekend we know we can be competitive," Starks said. "We have been qualifying good there the last few times. We have all the pieces of the puzzle put together. I don't see any reason why we shouldn't have a good shot.

"Williams Grove is pretty tough and tricky and technical. It's tough when you know you have to be pretty much perfect. From a driver's standpoint the win gives you a ton of confidence knowing that we have a tune-up for the car that has won there in the past. I know I just have to do my job and if I do we should be close."

Starks is coming off a frustrating outing last weekend with the World of Outlaws at Eldora Speedway during the famed Kings Royal. He finished 11 th, seventh and 15th in the B Main each night, respectively, during the tripleheader.

"It wasn't a great weekend," he said. "We didn't have many things go our way and we didn't take advantage of our opportunities. We struggled with some mechanical problems. We weren't where we needed to be or where we wanted to be.

"I'm really looking forward to getting back to Central Pennsylvania this weekend and seeing how we stack up against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 13 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 11 (8).

July 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 7 (7).

July 15 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 43; Heat race: 6 (8); B Main: 15 (13).

SEASON STATS -

34 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 26 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Summer Nationals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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 Champion Brands, Starks Timber Processing, Golf Cart Services, ServiceMaster Clean, J&J Auto Racing, Textron Off Road, FK Rod Ends, Gettysburg Rental Center, Gardy's Enterprises, Kleffel's, Moose Blocks, Beer Hill Gang, Baker Door Company, Moose Lodge 720, Pancho's Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Auto Meter, KSE Racing Products, Fel-Pro, Taylor Ignition Wires, Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Mettec, Bell Helmets, AL Driveline, DMI, Champion Spark Plugs, ISC Racers Tape, Schroth Racing, HMS Motorsports, King Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ultra Lite Brakes & Components and Security Race Products for their continued support.

 

 

Scelzi Ends Only Three Positions Shy of Making the Kings Royal A Main

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 18, 2017) - Dominic Scelzi is pleased with the speed his family owned, Roth Motorsports supported team showcased throughout a pair of premier World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events in Ohio last week.

"I'm happy with our speed," he said. "At the end of the day we did a good job."

The action began last Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, where Scelzi opened the Brad Doty Classic by qualifying 19th quickest in his group after going out late.

"We were one of the last cars out in our group," he said. "Had we been the first car in the second group we would have been seventh quickest. We would have been alright."

Scelzi rebounded from seventh to fifth place in a heat race, which narrowly missed locking into the A Main. That relegated him to the C Main, in which he advanced from fifth to third place to miss a transfer by only one position.

His best night of the week came on Thursday during the first of three straight nights of racing at Eldora Speedway during the Kings Royal.

"I put down a decent lap in qualifying and we had good speed," he said. "Then I went sixth to fourth and almost had third in the heat race. We raced with Jason Johnson pretty good."

Scelzi timed in 12th quickest in his group and his fourth-place result in the heat race lined him up 16th in the A Main.

"I worked my way to 12th," he said. "Two guys in front of me banged into each other down the front straightaway. I lifted and got out of the groove and lost some spots to finish 16th. I was definitely happy with our night. It was good to get the 30 laps in, especially running around the bottom."

The team returned to the half-mile oval on Friday. Scelzi qualified 18 th quickest in his group before maneuvering from sixth to fourth place in a heat race. That missed a lock-in position by only one spot and relegated him to the C Main, in which he finished fifth.

"We went out late for qualifying, which wasn't an advantage," he said. "The car was good so it gave me a little confidence for when the track did slick off for the Kings Royal."

The weekend concluded on Saturday during the Kings Royal. Scelzi timed in 37th quickest, which missed the heat race inversion by only seven positions.

"We were the second-to-last car out for qualifying," he said. "Our time didn't get us into the top 30 and that was so important."

Scelzi picked up two positions in the heat race to finish fifth, which started him seventh in the B Main.

"That was the toughest B Main I've ever been a part of," he said. "There were some awesome drivers in front and behind me. I fell back to ninth at one point. On a restart I was able to get the top to work in turns three and four. We made up some good time. I raced with (Dale) Blaney for five or six laps. I always learn a lot racing with the best sprint car drivers in the world.

"At the end of the day I wanted to make all the shows, but I feel like we did a lot. To miss the second biggest sprint car race there is by three spots, you can't be too disappointed."

Scelzi, who ended the Kings Royal with a seventh-place finish in the B Main, is scheduled to compete this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 5 (7); C Main: 3 (5).

July 13 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 16 (16).

July 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 4 (6); C Main: 5 (6).

July 15 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 37; Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 7 (7).

SEASON STATS -

33 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 9 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 23 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Panella Trucking

Panella Trucking, which started in 1934 as Ralph Panella Trucking, has grown to become one of the largest specialized agricultural trucking firms in the country and employs several hundred people during its busiest seasons hauling a variety of agricultural products. While the majority of its business is confined to California and Nevada, Panella Trucking also operates in Oregon, Washington and Arizona hauling for such Fortune 500 companies as Unilever (Ragu), Diamond Foods and Gilroy Foods (a division of Con Agra). For more information, visit http://www.PanellaTrucking.com .

"I want to thank everyone at Panella Trucking for all of their support for the race team as well as their great service for all of the tomato farmers," Scelzi said.

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

 

 

Van Dam Earns Season-Best Result at Cottage Grove During Western Sprint Tour Speedweek Finale

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 18, 2017) - Henry Van Dam picked up his second straight top-five finish and his best result of the season last Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway during the final night of the Western Sprint Tour Speedweek.

"Overall we did fairly well," he said. "I felt like we had a fast car. We went out late to qualify and the track had slowed down, but we felt good about our qualifying lap."

Van Dam opened the event by qualifying eighth quickest. He then advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race.

"The outside was definitely faster so we got moving on the top and then hung out the rest of the time," he said.

That was good enough to earn a position in the dash, in which Van Dam started fifth.

"The dash had a crazy start," he said. "We were three or four wide in the first corner. I thought I could clear them, but couldn't clear the row in front of me. I got hung out and fell back to sixth. We got back up to fifth and tried a slide job at the end for fourth, but I came up short."

The fifth-place finish started Van Dam on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"We were able to go right to third in the first two laps," he said. "The race went green the first 18 laps and we were into traffic within the first few laps. The story of the race was how you got through traffic. The two drivers in front of us got through it really well."

Van Dam maintained third for most of the race before losing a position in the closing laps while battling through traffic.

"We ended up getting held up by a lapped car and gave up third because we got caught in the middle," he said. "I think the story of our season is that we've had a really good car to end the features. We just haven't put ourselves in a good spot to get the results. We did a better job on Saturday. We had a car capable of winning. It just came down through how you got through lapped cars."

Van Dam, who finished fourth, is scheduled to compete this Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 15 - Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 4 (5).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

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, Enumclaw Xpress Lube, Les Schwab Tire of Enumclaw, 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.

 

 

Robbie Price Picks Up Pair of Top-10’s with BDS Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Climbing aboard the potent BDS Motorsports No. 1 to take on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD over the weekend, Robbie Price would fare well as he earned two Top-10 finishes.

“I really have to thank the BDS Motorsports team for taking a chance with me and letting me run their car against the ASCS National Tour,” Price said. “I think we had a pretty good weekend and hopefully get another shot to work with them.”

Friday night, Price would line the BDS No. 1 entry up in the fourth row of his heat race. With passing points deciding the feature event line up, the Cobble Hill, BC driver would need to go forward to earn a spot in the ‘A’.

Picking up a few positions in the heat, Price would finish in the fifth spot, which meant worked out to him lining up ninth in the feature event. On the slick surface, the track would soon begin to take rubber as the race moved on.

Running the bottom groove, Price would find the rubber before the drivers in front of him and he would work his way up to the seventh spot. Continuing to gain on the cars ahead of him, the yellow flag would fly and slow his progress and allow the other drivers to seek out the grip as he would settle for a seventh place finish.

Price and the BDS Motorsports team would return to action on Saturday night where he would start and finish 3rd in the heat race. Lining up 13th in the feature event Price would again move forward in the feature event as he would get up to the ninth spot. Looking for more, Price would make a mistake passing for eighth in the closing laps and he would spin the car out.

Able to rebound from his mistake, Price would race his way back up to finish 10th.

“Saturday night we were much better than a 10th place car, but I made a mistake late in the race,” Price added. “It was a fun weekend, and like I said, hopefully we can do it again.”

Price and his team would like to thank Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal, Wheeler Paint Works, Rod End Supply, Wildlight Photography, Square Space, and Shark Racing Engines for their support during the 2017 season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-19, Wins-2, Top-5’s-7, Top 10’s-11

ON TAP: Robbie will be back aboard the family car on Saturday night at Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep updated with Robbie by liking Robbie Price Racing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rpracing21.

 

 

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Post Podium Finish at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 18, 2017) - Danny Lasoski guided Mark Burch Motorsports to a podium finish last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway as the team prepares for a run at the 360 Knoxville Nationals title next month.

"Mark works his tail off and every time we get in the race car we seem to get better and better," Lasoski said. "This is the first year we've been in Schnee cars. They are different than what we're used to so you have to work with them different. We keep learning. We're getting ready for the 360 Nationals and are improving step by step."

The team competed in the 410ci winged sprint car division last Saturday at the half-mile oval, where Lasoski qualified seventh quickest before he advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race.

"Our qualifying result wasn't where we wanted to be," he said. "We just missed it a little bit. Mark got it pretty close for the main event."

Lasoski started the A Main on the inside of the third row.

"On the first two starts we got really good starts and on the third one we ended up fourth," he said. "The track was so narrow and heavy it was tough to pass. It's never this way this late in the year. We gained another position later in the race to finish third. We're not happy with third, but it was a step in the right direction."

The third-place result was the team's fourth top five of the season.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 15 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 3 (5).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.MarkBurchMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbmotorspt

TEAM JACK APPAREL -

Mark Burch Motorsports will have unique Team Jack Foundation t-shirts for sale at the race trailer throughout this season with 100 percent of the money received going to the Team Jack Foundation.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dyer's Top Rods

Dyer's Top Rods, which is located in Forrest, Ill., makes some of the top connecting rods in motor sports. For more information, visit http://www.DyersRods.com.

"Roger and Daren Friedman at Dyer's Top Rods have had a long and successful relationship with Mark Burch Motorsports," Burch said. "Their connecting rods have become the top choice of engine builders all over the world. Their connecting rods are made from U.S. made 300m Latrobe steel forgings, which is 20 percent stronger than 4340 steel. The unique H beam design with a double banded cap provides ultimate strength to weight ratio. We thank Roger and Daren for their continued support and look forward to continued success with them in the future."

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Team Jack Foundation, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wolfweld Chassis, AFCO Gas Shocks by Speedway Motors, King Racing Products, Hot Dot Inc., Weld Wheels, Speedway Motors, Speedway Shock Service, Huggins Cams, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Driven Race Oil, Gessford Machine, Wireless Amber Alerts, Hoosier Tire, Arrow Truck Sales, Donovan Blocks, Rod End Supply, Diamond Pistons, Saldana Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Vortex Wings, S & S Welding, Inc., Sweet Manufacturing, DMI Bulldog Rears, Wulff Pumps, Red Devil Brakes, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, Harris Decals, Smith Precision Products, HRP Wings, Lincoln Auto Auction, Eagle Motorsports and Schnee Chassis for their continued support.

 

 

Schatz Crowned King with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: With the ‘Month of Money’ off and running, KSE Racing Products are helping drivers cash in, as Donny Schatz led a KSE Racing Products sweep during King’s Royal Weekend.

The highly renowned event got off to a wet start on Thursday night as rain delayed to start to the Joker’s Wild preliminary night. Kerry Madsen flexed his muscle in the feature event as he simply dominated en route to the win. Friday night would see Christopher Bell flex his muscle in the Tony Stewart Racing No. 14 entry, and on Saturday night Schatz was crowned King with the help of KSE Racing Products.

Just as the champion of Ohio and PA Speedweek chose KSE Racing Products, Kevin Thomas, Jr added another Speedweek title to the list as the Cullman, AL driver had a strong showing during Indiana Sprintweek, and was crowned Champion on Sunday night.

Lucas Wolfe took top honors at Susquehanna Speedway, as Aaron Reutzel was best at Black Hills Speedway with the ASCS National Tour. Spencer Bayston and Tanner Thorson made is a Keith Kunz Motorsports sweep as they each won at Valley Speedway with the POWRi Midgets.

Rico Abreu was thrilling on Sunday night at Mansfield Speedway as he used some late race heroics to grab the win. Carson Macedo used KSE Racing Products to park the Gaerte/Norman No. 3g machine in victory lane with the MOWA on two occasions over the weekend as Kyle Hirst won in Watsonville, CA, Tim Kaeding won in Jackson, MN and Mark Dobmeier parked it in Knoxville, IA.

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 .

 

 

NCRA Challenges ASCS Red River Sprints This Saturday Night!

Park City, Kansas – July 18, 2017 - Fresh off two nights of racing action which is the Hutchinson Grand Nationals, the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division will be back in action this coming Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City. This time the series will be joined by the American Bank of Oklahoma American Sprint Car Series presented by Smiley’s Racing Products Red River Region for the “NCRA/ASCS Shootout.”

After a strong runner-up performance during this past weekend’s Hutch nationals, Jeremy Campbell has taken over the point lead over defending tour champion Don Droud, Jr. On the strength of one feature victory and four top five finishes in the five events held thus far, Campbell has opened a 30-point advantage over the Lincoln, Nebraska veteran.

Fresh off sweeping both nights of the Hutch Nationals, Norman, Oklahoma driver Danny Jennings has closed to within 40-points of the lead in the standings while Jon Freeman sits just 80-points out of the point lead.

Rest of the top ten in the standings include Jeff Stasa, Forrest Southerland, J.D. Johnson, Fred Mattox, Jake Greider and Josh Fairbank.

Five events have been held thus far this season with afore mentioned Campbell and Jennings earning victories, as have Fred Mattox, Jason Martin and Joe Wood, Jr.

Leading the way for the ASCS Red River region is current points leader Alex Sewell, who is being chased in the point standings by Jared Sewell, Kade Morton, John Carney II, Mattox and Chance Morton.

This event will pay $2000 to win and $300 to start while all non-qualifiers earning $150.

Gates open at 5:00 PM with race action slated for a special start time of 7:30 PM. Admission prices are $12 for adults ages 12 and up while all ages eleven and under will be admitted into the grandstands for FREE. All pit passes are just $30.

81 Speedway is located north of Wichita on I-135 to exit 16, then 0.7 mile west on 77th street in Park City. For more race information contact the speedway office (316) 755-1781 and get daily updates by accessing their official facebook page: Race 81 Speedway and don’t forget to check out their new website www.race81speedway.com.

More information on the series can be found on their official website www.racencra.com and their official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series.

Current NCRA Sprint Car Point Standings:

1) Jeremy Campbell 1545, 2) Don Droud, Jr. 1515, 3) Danny Jennings 1505, 4) Jon Freeman 1460, 5) Jeff Stasa and Forrest Southerland 1315, 7) J.D. Johnson 1125, 8) Fred Mattox 1115, 9) Jake Greider 1055, 10) Josh Fairbank 680

 

 

Bergman Posts Podium to Highlight Rushmore Rumble at Black Hills Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 18, 2017) - Seth Bergman recorded a pair of top 10s, including a podium finish, last weekend during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Black Hills Speedway.

Bergman kicked off the Rushmore Rumble on Friday by advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race. That earned enough points to lock into the feature redraw, in which Bergman pulled the No. 2 to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"We missed the setup a bit and didn't have the car where it needed to be to contend for the win," he said. "You hate to have an opportunity of starting on the front row and not be able to capitalize, but it wasn't our night."

Bergman battled inside the top five throughout the race before scoring a third-place result, which was his third podium of the season during Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition.

Friday's result locked him into Saturday's feature redraw. This time Bergman pulled the No. 4 to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"We backed up a few positions during the course of the race," he said. "Just like on Friday, you want to move forward and take advantage of starting races in the first couple of rows so we're disappointed with the end result. However, we have some things to build on and we learned a couple of things for the next time we race at Black Hills."

Bergman closed the weekend with a seventh-place result. He remains ranked sixth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings.

Bergman is scheduled to compete with the ASCS Red River Region this Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., and with the ASCS Warrior Region on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., and on Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 14 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 3 (2).

July 15 - Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. - Feature: 7 (4).

SEASON STATS -

35 races, 1 win, 13 top fives, 23 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., with the ASCS Red River Region and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., and Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior 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 - Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing

Based in Shawnee, Okla., Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing is a business within the oil industry.

"Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing builds anchors for oil wells and they are pretty much at the top of the industry quality-wise," Bergman said. "They take pride in being made in America and in building quality parts."

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

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Paying $10,000 to Win 410 Sprint Car A Main During Jackson County Fair Event

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 18, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex officials are excited to announce that the half-mile oval will host an all sprint car show on Friday, July 28, during the Jackson County Fair presented by ABDO, Eick & Meyers.

The 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store will pay $10,000 to the winner with the 24-car A Main paying $700 to start. Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints and Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc, which will pay out $500 to win, will also be on the program.

The top six drivers in the 410 Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Store division are separated by less than 100 points. Mark Dobmeier holds a 42-point lead with Tim Kaeding, who has won the last two races, two points ahead of Brooke Tatnell for the runner-up position. Matt Juhl is 64 points out of the lead with Scott Winters 76 points behind Dobmeier. Lynton Jeffrey is 98 points from the top spot.

Kaeding and Kerry Madsen lead the way with two victories a piece. Paige Polyak, Ian Madsen, Brian Brown and Brad Sweet also have triumphs at the track this season.

Kaleb Johnson heads into this weekend with a 19-point lead in the Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints championship standings over Trevor Serbus. Brandon Geldner is 21 points out of the lead with Shane Fick one point behind Geldner and Colin Smith only 25 points out of the top spot.

Brady Forbrook and Dusty Ballenger each have two wins with Johnson, Geldner, Bruce Anderson, Chris Duffy, Jesse Lindberg and Ben Woods also reaching Victory Lane.

Doug Schenck, Clinton Bruns and Brandon Halverson have recorded wins during Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc action at Jackson Motorplex this season.

The pits will open on July 28 at 3 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors 62-years-old and older and $10 for students ages 13 to 18. Children ages 12 and younger get in free. Pit passes are $30.

Local Casey's General Stores have $5 off coupons that can be applied toward grandstand tickets.

For fans unable to attend the event, Speed Shift TV will showcase live Pay-Per-View video at http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

Stay tuned for an announcement later this week regarding Modified Mayhem on Aug. 4 when the track will host Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, LMSS Touring Series, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc.

Jackson Motorplex will return to action this Friday featuring Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc.

UP NEXT -

Friday featuring Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods and IMCA hobby stocks among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Hagar Sweeps Show at Crowley's Ridge Raceway for Fifth Win of Season

Inside Line Promotions - PARAGOULD, Ark. (July 18, 2017) - Derek Hagar swept the night last Saturday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway, where he captured a heat race before claiming his fifth main event of the season.

"We had a good draw that put us in a good position for the heat race and that set up our night," he said.

Hagar started on the outside of the front row in his heat race and he led all 10 laps to garner the win. That ranked him second in overall points, which lined him up on the outside of the front row for the 20-lap main event.

"We had a couple of restarts at first and had to go back double file," he said. "I finally got the edge on the last restart. We had a really, really nice car. The race track was pretty racy as well so it made for a fun night."

Hagar led the distance to net his second win of the month. It also marked his fourth consecutive podium finish and his 14th top five in the last 18 races.

He will venture to Missouri this weekend to compete on Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon and on Sunday at Double X Speedway in California with the ASCS Warrior Region.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 15 - Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (2).

SEASON STATS -

21 races, 5 wins, 15 top fives, 16 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 18 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., and Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - B&D Towing

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

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

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Regains King of the West-NARC Points Lead After Career-Best Finish at Ocean Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WATSONVILLE, Calif. (July 18, 2017) - Giovanni Scelzi recorded his career-best result at Ocean Speedway last Saturday to regain the lead in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings with only four races remaining this season.

Scelzi and the Roth Motorsports team opened the night by qualifying seventh quickest at the bullring. Scelzi then maneuvered from third to win a heat race and earn a spot in the dash. He finished where he started - sixth - in the dash to start the main event on the outside of the third row.

"We were up to third at one point late in the race," he said. "I threw a few too many sliders and got myself in a bad spot. I left the door open and a couple of guys got by me at the end. It's a place I really struggle at and haven't really got going. It wasn't the result we wanted, but it's a track I have trouble getting comfortable at so I'm happy we found something there."

Scelzi ended with a sixth-place result, which was good enough to boost him back on top of a torrid points battle.

It was also a strong rebound following a sour ending to the previous night at the quarter-mile oval, where Scelzi timed in 11th quickest and won a heat race before he was involved in a crash during the dash.

"A car in front of me hit the fence off turn two and went up in the air," he said. "He landed on the down rails and bent the frame. I think we got something figured out and we had good speed all weekend. To have a car fly up and land on top of us is unfortunate."

The team was unable to resume competition that night and pulled down the backup car for Saturday's show.

"It was rough to get in a crash the first night, but I'm happy with the speed we showed and the comfort we gained," he said. "I'm excited to see where we stack up the next time we go to Ocean Speedway."

QUICK RESULTS -

July 14 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 8 (5); Feature: DNS (8).

July 15 - Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 6 (6).

SEASON STATS -

24 races, 4 wins, 14 top fives, 17 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 22 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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://youtu.be/RjDQszUzoe0

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Roth Motorsports

Roth Motorsports is a premier sprint car organization formed in 1992 by Dennis and Teresa Roth. For more information, visit http://www.RothMotorsports83.com .

"I want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth as well as the entire Roth team for the opportunity they have provided me," Scelzi said. "It's great to drive for a team that gives me a chance to win every time I hit the track."

Scelzi would also like to thank KPC Chassis, 3H Cattle, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, KW Suspension, System 1 Ignition, FK Rod Ends, Tom Reitz Racing Engines and HR Livestock for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Caps Frustrating Week in Ohio With Strong Qualifying Result at Kings Royal

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 18, 2017) - Jason Sides is eager to look ahead following a frustrating week in Ohio.

"I don't know the last time we missed three races in a row," he said. "We just sucked. I can't explain it any more than that."

Sides missed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series main events last Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica during the Brad Doty Classic as well as the first two nights of the Kings Royal tripleheader at Eldora Speedway on Thursday and Friday.

"I got it figured out what we needed to do and we were second quick on the final night," he said. "That was a big improvement on how we qualified throughout the three previous shows."

Sides qualified second quickest out of the 50-plus competitors to open the $50,000-to-win event on Saturday at the half-mile oval. He then finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race, but locked into the main event by having one of the two fastest qualifying times.

"We just need to figure out how to get around Eldora better," he said. "I got up to about 13th or 14th, but I think we got the right rear tire way too hot. I slowly faded. I think we could have had the car a little bit better."

Sides, who started 19th, gained a few positions early before fading to the back. He rebounded in the closing laps to place 20 th.

Sides will return to action with the World of Outlaws on Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup before competing on Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Summer Nationals and on Sunday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y., for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 11 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 4 (6); C Main: 4 (3).

July 13 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 9 (10); C Main: 9 (3).

July 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 9 (10).

July 15 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 20 (19).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup; Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Summer Nationals; and Sunday at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y., for The Big "R" Outlaw Shootout 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 - 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 .

"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Clean Seal, Inc., VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, BR Motorsports, 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.

 

 

Cody Lamar Seventh at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting up to Placerville Speedway for a weekly point show on Saturday night, Cody Lamar would pick up a Top-10 as he finished in the seventh spot on the ¼ mile bullring.

“It was a pretty good night overall,” Cody Lamar said. “We had good speed all night long, and we were able to move forward in the feature.”

Timing the A1 Septic/Joe Hunt Magnetos/NAAKE Suspension No. 9L machine in 10th quickest in time trials, Lamar would find himself on the front row of his heat race.

Finishing in the second position, Lamar would miss out on earning a spot in the redraw, as he would then find himself in the sixth row for the 25-lap ‘A’ main event.

With officials massaging the surface prior to the feature event, it would work out for the fans and the drivers as multiple lanes were offered providing a lot of passing on this night.

From the sixth row, Lamar was able to do some maneuvering on the slick surface. Abel to get into the Top-10, the Sacramento , CA driver continued to look for more as he raced wheel-to-wheel with some of the areas best.

A couple of late yellows would set up two double-file restarts, and when the race finally came to a close, Lamar took the checkered flag with a seventh place finish.

“It was good to get back to Placerville Speedway and run well,” Lamar said. “We are hoping we can get back up there this weekend, but we just are not sure yet.”

Cody and his team would like to thank A1 Septic, Joe Hunt Magnetos, and NAAKE Suspension for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-16, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Lamar and his team are hoping to be in action this weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night and at Placerville Speedway on Saturday

 

 

Madsen Leads Big Game Motorsports to Third Straight World of Outlaws Win

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 18, 2017) - Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen opened the famed Kings Royal tripleheader by earning his third consecutive World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature victory last Thursday at Eldora Speedway.

It marked the first time he has accomplished that feat and the sixth triumph of the season for the Muddy sponsored team.

"We were super fast all weekend," he said.

Madsen kicked off the weekend on Thursday by qualifying third quickest in his group before he placed second in a heat race. That locked him into the dash, in which the inversion started him on the outside of the front row.

"We had the draw on our side and the track was quick since we had a rain delay early in the night," he said. "We got by (Brad) Sweet on the start and just tried to hang on. I thought (the dash draw would) be critical, but that we'd be ok. I think we could have started back and won that race."

Madsen capitalized as he won the dash to start the main event on the pole. He quickly took the lead and maintained the top spot throughout the 30-lap main event even after enduring a nasty cut to his right hand.

"I was getting by lapped cars so well," he said. "I never got bogged by anybody. As long as you're passing lapped cars you feel like you're ok. Then a rock or debris wacked it. It must have been when I was pulling a tear-off. I looked down under yellow and saw my glove was soaked in blood. Those races are way too hard to win to give up a win because you're in some pain."

Madsen hung on to score his sixth career World of Outlaws win at Eldora Speedway. He then received six stitches in his hand that night.

The Muddy backed team returned to the half-mile oval on Friday for Round 2. Madsen timed in fifth quickest in his group before winning a heat race to again make a dash. He ended fourth in the dash to start the main event eighth.

"We were really good in the dash and in the A Main," he said. "I felt like we should have run a podium, but we got held up at the wrong times and could never get free. I had a couple of guys passed and a yellow came out so we had to go back. We were right there all race long."

Madsen capped the night with a sixth-place finish.

The team wrapped up the weekend on Saturday during the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal. Madsen qualified 15th quickest and he advanced from third to second place in a heat race to start the main event on the inside of the fifth row.

"We were pretty confident because we were fast all weekend," he said. "It was a different track and we didn't adapt good enough to the track conditions. We just weren't good enough. The track was slow and way different than it'd been all weekend. We were just too free."

Madsen battled around 10th throughout the 40-lap race before he ended 13th.

The Muddy sponsored team will compete this Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup with the World of Outlaws and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 13 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 1 (1).

July 14 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 6 (8).

July 15 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 13 (9).

SEASON STATS -

36 races, 6 wins, 20 top fives, 30 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 34 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

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 2017.

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com .

 

 

Jarrett Soares Pleased With Howard Kaeding Classic Weekend

PETERSEN MEDIA- Competing with both the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster as well as the King of the West Fujitsu Racing Series over the weekend in Watsonville, CA, Jarrett Soares was happy with how both nights of racing went.

“Friday night was really good for us because we got our 360ci engine running right again, and on Saturday night we ran well, and I really got comfortable maneuvering around a slick track in our heat, but we just missed the dash by one spot and started deep.”

Battling with the Civil War Series Friday night to open the 7th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic, Soares would time his American Tool & Mfg/C&H Veteran Enterprises/Performance Powder Coating machine in 13th fastest in time trials.

Falling back to third in his heat race, Soares would move into the 30-lap feature event where he lined up in the 10th starting position. Working around the Ocean Speedway, Soares would turn in some nice laps but would lose a few positions over the course of the race as he finished 16th.

Back in action on Saturday night with the King of the West Series, Soares timed in 23rd quickest and found himself in the third row of his heat race. Going to work on the bottom on a very slick surface, Soares would hook up in a very entertaining battle with Brent Kaeding for the final spot in the dash. Jockeying for the spot, Soares would end up finishing fourth and lining up in the 17th starting position.

With work on the track before the feature bring the speedway back to life, the initial part of the race would see passing at a premium. Unable to really make much ground up in the 30-lap affair, Soares would finish 17th.

“It was good to get locked into both A’s right out of our heat race and not worry about the B’s,” Soares added. “Both nights I really had a good car, but I just wasn’t aggressive enough.”

Jarrett and his Soares Motorsports team would like to thank American Tool & Mfg., C&H Veteran Enterprises, Performance Powder Coating, Addicted Industries Clothing, A.R.T., Bailey Brothers Racing Engines, Dickens Cider, and Walker Performance Filtration for their support.

ON TAP: With some flexibility in schedules for the next couple of weeks, Soares is unsure of when and where is next race will be yet.

 

 

Ashe Runs Well at Speedweek Northwest

PETERSEN MEDIA: July has been a busy month out West. Lucas Ashe has been one of the many who has taken advantage of the opportunity to race so much, including a successful stint during Speedweek Northwest.

“It has been really nice to race so much as of late,” Lucas Ashe said. “It is really helping me out to get so much seat time, and I think that is spilling out into our results.”

Following an unofficial Speedweek in California that saw Ashe finish fourth with the Civil War Series, 10th with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour after starting 13th in the B, amongst a couple bad nights, the Cottonwood, CA driver would make the trek up north to take part in Speedweek Northwest.

Kicking off in Yreka, CA on Monday night, Ashe would have a nice run aboard his SALCO Inc./Lucas Oil/NAAKE Suspension entry on a hooked up surface. Timing in ninth quickest, Ashe would make it into the Dash where a sixth place finish lined him up in the third row for the feature event.

On the hooked up surface, Ashe would hold his own as he pocketed a sixth place finish in his first appearance at the facility.

Tuesday night saw the scene shift to Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, OR, and Ashe would again get off to another nice start as he timed in sixth quickest and finished second in his heat race.

Sitting as the night’s high point earner, Ashe would finish third in the Dash and line up in the second row of the 30-lap feature event. Setting a nice pace for much of the race, Ashe would have a good showing as he ran strong in the third spot. Late in the race, Ashe would make contact with an infield tire, and it would result in him finishing in the 11th position as he endured front end damage.

Making the trip to Willamette Speedway on Wednesday night in Lebanon, OR, Ashe would get off to a bit a sluggish start as he ended up 15th quickest in qualifying time trials.

Finishing second in his heat race, Ashe would move into the feature event where he would again run well during his first time at a facility and record a 12th place finish.

Taking Thursday night off, Ashe and company made their way to the final destination of the week, Cottage Grove Speedway for two nights of action to cap the week.

Getting off to a great start on Friday, Ashe would time in third quickest in time trials before finishing fifth during his heat race.

Lining up seventh in the feature event, Ashe would slip back as far as the 14th spot when the race came to life.

From deep in the field, Ashe would have his elbows up as he worked his way forward in a hurry. Able to find himself in the Top-Five late in the race, Ashe would have a part failure on the last lap and he would lose a couple of positions and end up eighth at the stripe.

Lining up 13th in the final feature event of the week, Ashe would run into problems and it would result in a DNF to end a busy 15 day stretch for Ashe and his team.

“I was really happy with how this stretch went,” Ashe noted. “I have thank Harley the guys for working so hard, and my family for all of their continued support.”

Lucas Ashe Racing would like to thank SALCO Inc., Lucas Oil, NAAKE Suspension, STL Tile, Crown Motors, Logo USA, DMI Components, Shaver Racing Engines, Maxim, Rod End Supply, Lucky Seven Outlaw Wings, Fat Cat Propane, Pickern Allstate Ins., Jester Auto Museum and Event Center, and Justeson Farms for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 26, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-7

ON TAP: Ashe will take a couple of weeks off before returning to action later this summer.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Lucas Ashe by following him on Twitter @lucas_ashe or liking https://www.facebook.com/lucasasheracing/ on facebook.

 

 

JACK HEWITT NAMED GRAND MARSHAL

Legendary Dirt Track Star Set To Preside Over Eldora Dirt Derby Event

ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 17, 2017) – The charismatic, colorful and prolific Jack Hewitt, a 43-time winner across six different divisions at Eldora Speedway, has been named Grand Marshal for Wednesday’s fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race.

Hewitt, a native of nearby Troy, Ohio, has earned feature victories in every major division in which he has competed at Eldora, including USAC midgets, sprint cars and Silver Crown cars; Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars; and UMP late models and modifieds.

“I have won a few races here, I've had a few crashes here, and I've watched a lot of races here. I tell people all the time the best race I see all year long is the Truck Series at Eldora,” Hewitt said. “They look like they are a lot of fun to drive. They don’t ever get away from each other. They are always on top of one another, and they’re beatin’ and bangin.’ They remind me of what it was like to run a modified around here. I won a few of those races at Eldora and I think I might have been able to win myself a truck race there too.”

Hewitt made history at Eldora Speedway in 1998 when he became the first driver to sweep all four legs of the prestigious USAC Four Crown Nationals. The only other driver to accomplish that feat was Kyle Larson, winner of last year’s Eldora Dirt Derby. Larson swept the Four Crown Nationals in 2011.

“It’s great to be mentioned in the same breath as a guy like Kyle,” Hewitt said. “To see what he’s been doing in NASCAR the last couple of years has been really fun. He put on a great show last year. It's great to see open-wheel guys like Larson and (Christopher) Bell do so well in the truck race. They're real racers and they know how to get it done.”

The fifth annual Eldora Dirt Derby kicks off with the Tuesday Tailgate, featuring practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and a full program culminating with a 75-lap feature for the big-block modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series.

Wednesday's activities begin with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver autograph session at 3 p.m. Single-truck qualifying is slated for 5:15 p.m., the first of five qualifying heat races is slated for 7:30 p.m., and the 150-lap feature will go green at 9:30 p.m. The Super DIRTcar Series modifieds will also be in action with a non-points exhibition event. Tickets are still available by visiting EldoraSpeedway.com.

Jack Hewitt's Major Victories at Eldora Speedway:

· 13 USAC National Sprint Car Series Feature Wins

· 3 USAC National Midget Car Series Victories

· 8 USAC Silver Crown Series Wins

· 16 Modified Victories

· Swept the 1998 4-Crown Nationals (Sprint, Silver Crown, Midget, Modified)

· 2 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car A-main Wins

· 1 Dirt Late Model Victory

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. Celebrating its 64th season in 2017, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 23rd annual Dirt Late Model Dream; the 34th annual Kings Royal Weekend; the Camping World Truck Series’ Eldora Dirt Derby – the only NASCAR National Series race on dirt; and the 47th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 64th consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and subscribing to www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway.

 

 

World of Outlaws invade Hartford Speedway on July 28 for the “Battle of Michigan”

HARTFORD, Mich. — July 18, 2017 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will hit the track at Hartford Speedway on Friday, July 28 for the “Battle of Michigan.” The event will mark the series eighth overall visit to the track and first since the surface was re-configured during this past off-season to a three-eighths-mile. It will also be the series only visit of the year to the state of Michigan.

Shane Stewart won at Hartford Speedway last year on the former half-mile configuration, after starting on the outside of the front row. The veteran driver took the lead from eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz on the start. Stewart would hold off Schatz in the 25-lap race to score his first win at the track and his first in the state of Michigan with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Joey Saldana is the only driver who has competed in all eight previous World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at Hartford Speedway. The second-generation driver was a winner at the track in 2011. Saldana has eight top-10 finishes in the same number of starts at Hartford. It is unknown at this time if Saldana will be competing in the “Battle of Michigan.”

Schatz has made four main event starts at Hartford Speedway, recording four top-five finishes. The runner-up finish for the North Dakota native last year was his third second-place run at the track, as he chases his first win at the now-three-eighths-mile. Schatz is a former winner in the state of Michigan at both I-96 Speedway and Berlin Raceway.

Paul McMahan has made seven starts at Hartford Speedway with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in his career. The veteran driver has five top-10 finishes, including a career-best fourth-place effort in his debut at the venue back in 1996.

Daryn Pittman has three top-10 finishes in four starts at Hartford, including a fifth-place performance last year. Jason Sides, who is currently 10th in points, has made a handful of starts at Hartford in his career.

David Gravel, who sits third in points and already has 10 wins this season, established a new track record in time trials last season at Hartford Speedway. The Connecticut native has finished in the top-10 in both of his starts with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the track.

Last year, Brad Sweet, who is second in points, Jason Johnson, who has a pair of wins this season, Logan Schuchart, who has three victories thus far in 2017, Greg Wilson, Jacob Allen and Clyde Knipp all made their first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series starts at Hartford. Johnson and Wilson previously had competed at the track with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Sheldon Haudenschild from Ohio and Brent Marks from Pennsylvania are contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season. Haudenschild won at Hartford Speedway last season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, while Marks will be making his debut at the now-three-eighths-mile.

Sweet has been keeping pace with Schatz in the standings and is less than 70 point behind as he seeks his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship. The Californian has four wins, including high-paying events at the Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota and the famed Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Texas. Sweet and Gravel are tied for the series lead in top-10 finishes.

Tickets for the “Battle of Michigan,” featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on Friday, July 28 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023 and at the track on race day.

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Speedweek Champ! Cox Claims Speedweek NW Title

PETERSEN MEDIA: Justyn Cox traveled to the Pacific Northwest last week for Speedweek, and came home with the hardware as he was crowned the 2017 Speedweek Northwest Champion following the six-day, six-race schedule.

“It was a busy week, but we really had some fun with it,” Justyn Cox said. “We were able to get another Speedweek win, and ran well enough to earn the Speedweek Championship which is really special considering all of the past champions.”

The action kicked off last Monday night at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, CA. Timing the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c machine in third quickest in time trials, Cox would advance from fifth to fourth in his heat race.

Lining up on the front row of the Dash, Cox would pick up the win and find himself on the pole for the 30-lap affair. Getting off to a great jump in opening night feature event, Cox was on cruise control out front. Having a couple of tense moments navigating a rut in turns one and two, Cox would keep the rubber side down as he raced his way to his third feature event win of the year.

Traveling to Coos Bay, OR on Tuesday night, Cox would simply have a bad night. Timing in 16th quickest in time trials, the Clarksburg, CA driver would finish seventh in his heat race and himself in the 15th starting position in the feature event.

Looking like he may turn his night around, Cox had a good run going in the feature event as he came alive in the feature event. Working his way up to the fifth spot, Cox would lose a drive line and his night would come to an early end.

With no time to dwell, Cox checked in on Wednesday night at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, OR. Going out last in time trials, Cox would again have a slow start as he ended up 16th quickest for the second night in-a-row.

Picking up a heat race win, Cox would just miss out on the Dash and lined up eight for the 30-lap feature event. On a very racy track surface, Cox was able to move inside the Top-Five where he would get to fourth. Battling with Steven Tiner late in the race, Cox just couldn’t get by his competitor as he took the checkered flag with a fourth place finish.

Thursday night saw the show check into the tight confines of Sunset Speedway in Banks, OR. On a night where passing was extremely tough, Cox would time in fifth fastest, before working his way from the 10th starting position to finishing in the sixth spot.

Speedweek Northwest would come to a head on Friday and Saturday night as they double dipped at the popular Cottage Grove Speedway.

Friday night’s program saw Cox get off to a great start as he timed in fourth fastest. Lining up ninth in the feature event after a fifth place run in his heat, Cox would get really good early as he would work his way up into the second spot as the race neared the halfway point.

The second half of the race would see Cox struggle a little bit as he would lose a couple of positions to Roger Crocket and Tiner. Still having a good night, Cox closed his night out with a fourth place finish.

Cottage Grove Speedway as again the destination on Saturday night as a tough swing would come to an end. Timing in fifth fastest, Cox would go from fifth to third in his heat race and move into the nightly Dash.

Getting a bad start in the Dash, Cox would slip from his front row starting position and finish fourth, putting him in the second row for the 30-lap Speedweek finale.

When the race came to life, Cox would have issues in the first corner as he would see his brake caliper give way, forcing him to run the entire feature with no brakes. Nursing his machine around the ¼ mile, Cox would hang on to finish fifth and come away as the 2017 Speedweek NW Champion.

“We had a couple nights of bad luck, but that happens in this game,” Cox said. “We had a really good car for the most part, and like I said it is a pretty cool feat to win the whole deal. Thanks to everyone who was able to make the trip with us and work hard all week long.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, EyeLusions, All American Powder Coating, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2017!

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-33, Wins-3, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-19

ON TAP: Justyn Cox will take this weekend off before returning to action on July 29th in Fernley, NV.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Has Up and Down Weekend at Valley Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Looking to shaking a string of recent bad luck, Tanner Carrick had an up and down weekend at Valley Speedway with the Keith Kunz Motorsports team that saw him finish 13th on Friday night before mechanical issues knocked him out of the show while running inside the Top-10 on Saturday.

“It wasn’t the end to the weekend we were hoping for as a team, but there was a lot of good that went on during the two nights, and with how things have been going it is a positive,” Tanner Carrick said.

Taking on the Lucas Oil POWRi Midget Series during a two-day tilt at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, MO, Carrick would draw well for his heat race on Friday night as he line the TRD/Curb Records/IPC backed machine up in the second row of his heat race.

Picking up a valuable position during the heat, the Lincoln, CA driver would finish in the second position which gave him enough points to move the Walker Performance Filtration/Cemex/CVC machine into the feature event.

Lining up in the sixth row, Carrick would get off to a nice start as he began slicing and dicing through the field with precision. Getting a little out of shape on the bottom, Carrick would lose several positions and give up position that he had worked so hard for.

Gathering himself back up, Carrick would worki his way back up to finish 13th at the stripe.

Returning to Valley Speedway on Saturday night, Carrick would find himself in the third row of his heat race after his draw and would have his work cut out for him so to speak. Picking up two positions in the heat, a third place finish would be enough to transfer directly to the feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 13th starting position, Carrick again showed he had another great car in the feature event as he moved forward for the second night-in-a-row.

Getting inside the Top-10 in just a matter of laps, Carrick continued to charge forward as he would get up as high as the seventh spot. In a hotly contested battle, Carrick would come up lame on the 13th lap as mechanical issues ultimately ended the youngster’s night.

“We moved forward both nights and we were really fast, so that is a good thing,” Carrick noted. “Thanks again to Keith, Pete, and everyone that works so hard for me, and to all the great people that support this team.”

Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team would like to thank TRD, Curb Records, IPC, Walker Performance Filtration, Cemex, CVC, and Shell Shock for their support.

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will return to his native California this weekend as he will compete aboard the family owned Sprint Car on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA and on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

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

 

 

Ian Madsen and KCP Racing Ready for Silver Cup And Return to Knoxville Raceway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in as many ‘Month of Money’ events as they can with the World of Outlaws, Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team re geared up to follow the World of Outlaws to Lernerville Speedway tonight following a successful Kings Royal Weekend.

“We were pretty fast all weekend at Eldora,” Ian Madsen said. “Unfortunately we didn’t time in to well during the actual King’s Royal and had to come from the “b” but we moved forward really well.”

The three day Kings Royal weekend kicked off on Thursday night for an event dubbed as Joker’s Wild. Madsen would kick the three-day program off by timing in second quickest during his qualifying flight after an extended rain delay before winning his heat race.

Falling back to seventh in the Dash, Madsen would line up in the fourth row for the 30-lap feature event. With the track still extremely fast from the earlier weather, the feature would click off in high speed fashion, and Madsen would close his night out with an eighth place finish.

Friday’s Knight Before the Royal got off to another great start for Madsen and KCP Racing as the St. Marys, NSW native timed the Logan Contractors Supply Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring No. 18 entry in third fastest in his qualifying flight.

From the front row of his heat race, Madsen would again pick up the win and move into the Dash where a third place finish would line him up in the third row of the feature event.

Madsen would mix it up with drivers like Brad Sweet and Brian Brown as they jockeyed for position inside the Top-Five. The exciting race would see the current Knoxville Raceway point leader end his night in the fourth spot, and give the team a lot of momentum heading into Saturday’s finale.

The start of Saturday’s Kings Royal would go off script for Madsen and company as he timed in 34th quickest in qualifying time trials. Lining up sixth in his heat, Madsen would show good speed in racing conditions as he finished fourth in his heat race.

Moving into the semi, Madsen would take the checkered flag in the third position and move into the 40-lap Kings Royal feature event where he lined up in the 23rd starting position.

On a racy Eldora Speedway, Madsen was able to move forward from the tail of the field. Making some big moves on the ½ mile oval, Madsen would work his way forward to take the checkered flag with a 14th place finish.

Before Kings Royal weekend got underway, Madsen and team were at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, OH for the Brady Doty Classic, the race that seemingly kicks off a strong of big races known as the “Month of Money”.

Timing the Bobcat/Kline Electric/Greenland Homes machine in ninth quickest during his qualifying flight before racing his way to a second place finish during his heat race.

Finishing sixth in Craftsman Club Dash No. 1, Madsen would line up in the 11th starting position for the 40-lap feature event. Unable to do much during the feature, Madsen would take the checkered flag with a 13th place finish.

“For the most part it was a really good weekend with the World of Outlaws in front of some really strong fields,” Madsen added. “It’s a bummer to have the qualifying effort we had on Saturday night in one of the biggest races of the year, but nobody gave up and I think we showed some resiliency.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Team Kline Electric, Greenland Homes, Team Excavating, TammyHeckart.com, Finer Cuts Lawn and Landscape, Des Moines Area Roofing, Quality Traffic Control, Bergen Paulsen, Coverage Direct, Monarch’s, and Revolution Race Gear for their support this season.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-58, Wins-9, Top-5’s- 25, Top 10’s-39

ON TAP: Madsen and the KCP Racing team will be at the Lernerville Speedway tonight before returning to Knoxville Raceway 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.

 

 

Western PA triple on deck for “Mad Max” Stambaugh

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ELIDA, OH (July 18, 2017) - After entering Eldora Speedway’s famed Kings Royal for the first time in his career, highlighting the weekend with a B-main start on the final night of competition, “Mad Max” Stambaugh will now return to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions commitments and join “America’s Series” for the second annual I-79 Summer Shootout on July 21-23; three events in three days at three different facilities.

“We had a great experience at the Kings Royal; an atmosphere unlike nothing else. I hope to be a part of that every year,” Stambaugh explained. “I think we were a lot better than where we finished. We were able to transfer through the ‘C’ and advance some positions in the ‘B’ to finish 14th. To come in there as a Kings Royal rookie and show some promise is really motivating. All we hope to do now is build some momentum on Friday and make this Western PA swing an even better experience.”

The 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout, all of which taking place in Western Pennsylvania, will feature a schedule identical to the inaugural version held in 2016. The Arctic Cat All Stars will visit Eriez Speedway in Erie on Friday evening; Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial on Saturday; and Tri-City Raceway Park near Franklin on Sunday. All three will award a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the Arctic Cat All Star championship.

Stambaugh, pilot of the familiar Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Fastenal of Kenton/DPI Ink Graphics/No. 33M, is currently fifth in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, also leading the Rookie of the Year chase on the strength of four top-ten finishes in 21 main event starts.

Fans can keep up with Max Stambaugh during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www..maxstambaugh.com. Follow “Mad Max” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @MaxStambaugh5 and Facebook. Those seeking additional information regarding Ray Marshall Motorsports should visit the team live on the Web at www.raymarshallmotorsports.com.

2015 Wins: 5 (2 - Limaland Motorsports Park (OH) - NRA 360s; 1 - Butler Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - I-96 Speedway (MI) - 410ci; 1 - Ohsweken Speedway (Canada) - 360ci)

2016 Wins: 2 (Waynesfield Raceway Park, I-96 Speedway)

2017 Highlights: Qualified for all three main events at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL.) with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Opened year with Ray Marshall Motorsports with top-five at Attica Raceway Park on March 24. Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Finished sixth against NRA Sprint Invaders at Limaland on April 21. Earned two consecutive top-five finishes in Michigan on May 5-6; third against GLSS Sprints at I-96 Speedway and fourth against SOD Sprints at Crystal Motor Speedway. Third against NRA Sprint Invaders at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, May 27. Earned 12th place finish against Arctic Cat All Stars at Mercer Raceway Park on June 3. Finished ninth at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10; won respective race heat race. Finished ninth at Muskingum County Speedway during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Finished ninth at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, July 1.

2017 Wins: N/A

Max Stambaugh and Ray Marshall Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc., Fastenal of Kenton, DPI Ink Graphics, Hempy Water, Lima Powder Coating, Blue Room, Biggies Coast to Coast, Triple JJJ, Dale’s Concrete, Fully Injected Motorsports, and Specialized Therapy

 

 

Michael will join Arctic Cat All Stars at Eriez, PPMS and Tri-City

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, OH (July 18, 2017) - The “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael will be more than busy during his upcoming weekend of competition, as the Plano, Texas, native prepares for three straight days of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions action in Western Pennsylvania; a mini-schedule consisting of three events at three different facilities.

Dubbed the I-79 Summer Shootout, Michael’s upcoming weekend will kick-off on Friday night, July 21, with a trip to Eriez Speedway, followed by a visit to “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 22, all capped off with an appearance at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, July 23. All three events will award $5,000 top prizes; an award Michael will attempt to earn for the first time in his young career.

“We’ve been working really hard, there is no doubt about that,” Michael explained, pilot of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Cast Stone/Fremont Fence Company/Kear’s Speed Shop/Shell Shock/Hinchman Suits/Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde/Crown Battery/No. 8M. “We’ve been making a lot of progress and I’m starting to feel more and more comfortable in the car. They say the first win in the hardest to get; I believe it. To get that first All Star win would do wonders for our team. Regardless, we’ll head into Western Pennsylvania with a lot of confidence. I’m ready to go.”

Including recent results, Michael is currently sixth in the Arctic Cat All Star championship chase, earning 18 main event starts, as well as one top-ten finish. During Michael’s most recent start, the “Texas Traveler” joined the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the annual Brad Doty Classic at Attica (OH) Raceway Park. Unfortunately, Michael’s night ended in the C-main.

“Qualifying is important with (World of Outlaws),” Michael stated. “Unfortunately, we didn’t capitalize and it kinda put us in a little bit of a hole. It was still a great experience. Even on nights like that, we learn. That is most important.”

Keep up with T.J. Michael during his entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to follow Michael on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @TJMichael8.

2016 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes on June 10/11 with FAST Series and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Michael finished fifth with FAST on Friday, June 10, at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a sixth place finish at Butler Speedway in Butler, Michigan, with Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, June 11.

2017 Highlights: Finished ninth during Attica Raceway Park season opener on Friday, March 24. Earned B-main victory on Saturday, June 3, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Charged from 26th to finish 12th at Wayne County Speedway on Monday, June 19, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

2015 Wins: 3 (305ci) (1 Gator Motorplex - Texas; 1 Attica Raceway Park - Ohio; 1 Fremont Speedway - Ohio) 2016 Stats: Seven top-ten finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition 2017 Wins: N/A

T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Cast Stone, Fremont Fence Company, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shell Shock, Hinchman Suits, Big D’s Pizza of Fremont and Clyde, Crown Battery, Kistler Racing Engines, Maxim Chassis, MJ Webb Enterprises, Roy Hardin Masonry, Wood Heating & Air Conditioning, Pro Tech Service Company, HRP, and Fully Injected Motorsports.

 

 

Ryan Smith earns top-five during Kings Royal; All Star Western PA swing ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

KUNKLETOWN, PA (July 18, 2017) - After an impressive performance during the 34 Annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on July 15, advancing 19 positions to score a top-five finish for Coldren Motorsports after having to race through the evening’s Last Chance Showdown, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith will now revert his attention back to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition and prepare for the second ever I-79 Summer Shootout through Western Pennsylvania.

Smith, full-time pilot of the Warko Group/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Rick’s Auto Body/Trent Gower Photography/Specialty Rigging/No. 59, will join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday through Sunday, July 21-23; three races in three days at three different facilities - the final Arctic Cat All Star visit to Western Pennsylvania of 2017.

Each awarding $5,000, the Arctic Cat All Stars will visit Eriez Speedway near Erie on Friday; Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial on Saturday; and Tri-City Raceway Park near Franklin on Sunday. Smith will enter the weekend second in the current Arctic Cat All Star championship standings, earning 13 top-ten finishes, five of which inside the top-five, during 23 main event starts.

“First and foremost, I can’t thank everyone enough for making our Kings Royal visit possible,” Ryan Smith explained, who qualified for the Knight Before the Kings Royal A-main, as well. “We had a goal and we were able to accomplish that. We kinda had to do things the hard way on Saturday night and come through the B-main, but it all worked out in the end. The plan is to now transfer that momentum to the ‘59’ team. Tom and Sherry Leidig, Rob Warko, and everyone else involved have been working hard this year. We hope to get that first All Star win of 2017 this weekend.”

Fans are encouraged to stay up to date with everything Ryan Smith at his official online home: www.ryansmithracing.com. Be sure to also follow Ryan Smith on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: @RyanSmithRacing and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RyanSmith.TheKunkletownKid/?ref=br_rs

2017 Highlights: Finished fourth during All Star competition at Wayne County (OH) Speedway on July 1. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Ryan Smith finished fourth at Hagerstown (MD) Speedway, sixth at Williams Grove Speedway and tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway, each for Coldren Motorsports. Charged from 24th to fifth during Kings Royal main event on July 15.

Ryan Smith Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: The Warko Group/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Rick’s Auto Body/Trent Gower Photography/Specialty Rigging/HP Engines/X-1 Race Cars/S&S Speedways/Quality Roofing Supply Company, Inc./C&B Chubby/Vahlco Wheels/GLT Electrical/Thunder on the Hill Racing Series/Armbruster Racing Photos

 

 

Thomas Claims 2017 Indiana Sprint Week Title

INDIANAPOLIS (Jul. 18, 2017) – After being robbed of his second victory of the week at Tri-State Speedway, Kevin Thomas Jr. raced his way to a 5th place finish at Lincoln Park Speedway, where he claimed the 2017 USAC Indiana Sprint Week Championship over race winner Robert Ballou.

Thomas had a 23-point lead heading into the final night’s feature event. A rough start at the beginning of the race shuffled Thomas back a few positions, and self-proclaimed mistakes throughout the race would eventually come to a halt when Thomas had time to regroup under red flag conditions.

“We were extremely tight, so I made some adjustments to my shocks, cleared my head and reminded myself to keep calm,” explained Thomas. “I’m used to pounding the cushion at Putnamville, and I just wasn’t running good enough to do that. I was trying not to think about points, and just work my way to the front, but I’d be lying if I said points weren’t in the back of my mind. Sometimes you like to see the red, sometimes you don't. This time, I did. I had time to gather my thoughts and had to make a few decisions. I was able to get around enough cars to keep the points lead and beat Ballou.”

Thomas, who only finished outside the top ten once during the week, claimed a victory at Bloomington Speedway, and podium finishes at Lawrenceburg Speedway (3rd) and Tri-State Speedway (2nd). Thomas also scored two Fast Time awards, one at Kokomo Speedway and another at Lincoln Park Speedway. The newly crowned ISW Champ, also brought home the B7W Hard Charger award at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

“It’s been an incredible week,” said a relieved Thomas. “So much hard work and preparation goes into this week from myself, and my family, but mainly my guys. They both have day jobs, and are just as hard-working and passionate about this team as I am. They work harder than anyone I’ve ever seen. The second-place finish at Haubstadt didn’t go over well. I was mad, but they might have been madder than I was. It's an intense week and you have to be intense about it. I won’t ever apologize for that. I’m extremely thank to be sitting in this rocking chair with the two guys beside me, and everyone else that makes this team successful.”

Kevin Thomas Jr. would like to thank the following sponsors; Abreu Vineyards, KT Construction Services, DRC Chassis, Speedway Engines, CSI Shocks, Bell Helmets, Indy Metal Finishings, Mobil1, BOSCH, Hinchman Racing Uniforms, Gridsport, High Side Design, and MPI.

 

 

Faccinto 2nd in Oregon Speedweek Points

INDIANAPOLIS (Jul. 18, 2017) – Mitchell Faccinto ended up 2nd in overall points after a successful week with the ASCS Northwest Region series during Oregon Speedweek. The week didn’t come without struggles, however. Faccinto was looking at all top five finishes for the week before part failures. A DNF at Willamette Speedway, due to a muffle coming off while running third, and a rear-end coming apart while running second during the first night at Cottage Grove Speedway, would get Faccinto down. In six night’s consecutive nights of racing, Faccinto posted three podium finishes, alongside a top five.

“I’m very pleased with our results from the week,” said Faccinto. “We ran well every single night. Even on the nights where something happened we were still in contention for the win, so that’s encouraging. Of course, I would have like to win the points, but with two DNF’s I’m satisfied with where we ended up. My guys had the car on point all week, and I’m very grateful for a good crew that gives me fast cars each night.

Faccinto started 3rd in the main event at Yreka. He was able to take over the 2nd spot, but then engine issue ensued, and resulted in a second-place finish. A 5th place starting position at Coos Bay end with a podium finish. Faccinto took a few shots at leader, Kyle Hirst, but didn’t have enough laps to make the pass. Willamette Speedway was a tough night for the driver of the Western Metal Company No.37. Faccinto was running in the third position for the first half of the feature event before losing a muffler, resulting in a DNF. After a rough start to the night, Faccinto salvaged a 4th place finish at Sunset Banks Speedway after starting 9th. The first night at Cottage Grove Speedway was disappointing posting a DNF after the rear-end came apart, while running second. He would bounce back during night two at Cottage Grove with a third-place podium finish.

The Hanford, California native returns to Sprint Car Challenge Tour competition at Fernley 95A Speedway July 29th.

Mitchell Faccinto and Stan Greenberg would like to thank the following sponsors: Western Metal Company, TSG Recycling, I.H. Greenberg, and Simpson Race Products.

 

 

Faccinto Bounces Back at Petaluma After Injury

INDIANAPOLIS (Jul. 18, 2017) – The eldest of Faccintos, Michael, put the MF Motorsports/ CP-Carrillo/SPIKE/Chevy in victory lane Saturday evening at Petaluma Speedway during USAC/BCRA midget action.

Faccinto started 7th on a heavy racetrack, and was able to get a solid run early in the race, to find himself in the top 3 with 21 laps remaining. The Hanford, California native, made quick moves on the second-place car taking over the spot and setting his sights on the leader. Faccinto passed Ronnie Gardner for the lead, after Gardner’s machine biked up, allowing Faccinto to take over the top spot.

"This team really needed this,” explained Faccinto. “We've had fast racecars, but we just haven't been able to finish off a race. I knew I had to make a move on Ronnie (Gardner) on the restart to have a chance at the lead. Ronnie ended up biking the car, and we got by and held on for the win. It feels good to get to victory lane at Petaluma. I felt like this place owed me one after the last time we were here."

Faccinto, who suffered a concussion and a bruised shoulder in a recent accident at Petaluma, rebounded nicely after a two-week recovery scoring his first win of the season.

Marysville, California is next up on the schedule for Faccinto, as he and the No.35 team return to BCRA Midget competition July 22nd.

Michael Faccinto and MF Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors: Kasiner Farms, Keizer Wheels, CP-Carrillo, Lucas Oil, OZV Winery, Old Soul, Keizer Wheels, Sala Racing, SPIKE Chassis, and FK Shocks - Indy.

 

 

Macedo Claims Back-to-Back Victories with MOWA

INDIANAPOLIS (Jul. 18, 2017) – Lemoore, California native, Carson Macedo, scored two victories over the weekend with the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA), posting consecutive wins at Lincoln Speedway and Fairbury American Legion Speedway (F.A.L.S.)

“Going back to Lincoln was awesome after our success there at the All Star show,” said Macedo. “I hoped we would be just as good, and I think we were. The car was great from the start, Joe (Gaerte) and Tim (Norman) did a great job. We qualified third, and that lined us up in the 6th starting positon for the heat race. We were able to make our way through the traffic, using the bottom of the racetrack, where I finally got by Danny smith for the lead, and got the heat win. I got a great start from the front row, took the lead, and never looked back.”

Macedo, who was dominate in the heat race, winning from the 6th starting spot, carried that momentum into the feature where he led every lap. Fending off Brad Loyet and Brett Tripplett who rounded out the MOWA podium, Macedo would capture his fifth win of the season.

“We were able to sweep the night which was pretty awesome,” explained Macedo. “Picking up quick time, then starting 4th in the heat and getting the win. In the feature, we drew the 5 pill. On the immediate start of the race I was able to take jump into 3rd, and then I got to 2nd a couple laps later running the bottom. Finally, I moved up to the top to get by the leader, and was able to pick up the win. These guys really do their best to give me a great car, and I’m thankful to be able to give them wins in return.”

Initially Macedo and the No.3G team were slated to run the Kings Royal weekend at Eldora, but decided to save their engine for the up-coming Knoxville Nationals. The decision proved successful for Joe Gaerte Racing bringing home two 1st place trophies.

Macedo plans to race at Lernerville Speedway tonight, along with three All Star races at Eriez Speedway, Pittsburghs PA Motor Speedway, and Tri-City Raceway Park.

Carson Macedo would like to thank the following personal sponsors: Shifty Illusions, Vaportail Clothing, Fiberworks Composites, Port of Subs Sandwiches, and Tarlton and Son Incorporated.

Joe Gaerte Racing would like to thank the following sponsors: Weld Wheels, Lucas Oil, Allstar Performance, Gaerte Engines, XYZ Machining, Slade Shock Technology, Shepherd’s Chevrolet, Elliott’s Heating & Air, BMRS, Hoosier Tire, and Townline Variety.

 

 

Bayston Bags a Win at Valley Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (Jul. 18, 2017) – Spencer Bayston, of Lebanon, Indiana, scores a win on the final night of the Inaugural “Thunder in the Valley” event with the POWRi midgets. Bayston was the high point guy and led every lap from the fall of the green flag to the waving of the checkers.

“After starting 8th in the heat race and finishing 2nd I knew that we would have a good starting spot for the feature and that the car was going to be fast,” explained Bayston. “I started on the pole and was able to use the thin strip of moisture on the very bottom of the track. I made sure in those first few laps I hit my marks so nobody could get underneath me. The cushion was all the way up on the edge of the track, and I knew you could carry speed up there. Every once in a while, I would hear someone on the top behind me, but until someone drove around me I told myself to stay on the bottom.”

Bayston, who remained unchallenged for the majority of the race, rolled the bottom of the track to claim his 6th POWRi feature win and his 5th midget victory of the season. After a number of cautions and an eventual red flag, Bayston beat out teammate Tanner Thorson, Zach Daum, Kyle Schuett, and Jonathan Beason, rounding out the top five.

“Throughout the race I was able to adjust the car as the track started to get more and more slick,” said Bayston. “Under the cautions Keith and Big Al were telling me where they were behind me and if they were closing. The final restart I was able to stick the bottom and got away from Daum and Thorson who were battling behind me. Working the bottom like that is definitely not my specialty but we will take a win any way we can. I would like to thank everyone at KKM and Toyota racing for all they do for me and this team. This is an excellent way head into Kansas with some momentum, and confidence.”

Bayston and the Keith Kunz Motorsports fleet prepare for four nights of USAC National Midget competition as they head to Fairbury, Nebraska, August 1st, and Beloit, Kansas, August 2nd, before two nights at the Belleville High Banks for the famed Belleville Midget Nationals.

Spencer Bayston would like to thank the following sponsors: Keith Kunz Motorsports, Toyota Racing, Bullet by Spike Chassis, Curb-Agajanian Curb Records, Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems.

 

 

Team Turner Racing Scores Several Top-10s in Busy Tripleheader Weekend Ryan Turner races his Aces Bar & Grill No.91 Sprint Car through turn three at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, July 14.

 CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. – July 18, 2017 – Team Turner Racing had a busy weekend of 360 Sprint Car racing with all three cars in action and two drivers pulling off a tripleheader. At the end of the weekend, the team accomplished four top-10 finishes in seven collective starts.

Jamie, Ryan and Cory were all in action at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, July 14 for weekly Friday Night Excitement. After a Heat Race win, Cory turned in a ninth-place finish in the Feature aboard his KT Tobacco/Silo Wireless No.97.

“We were really good in the Heat Race. We started on the pole and won easily,” Cory said. “I think we just tightened the car up way too much for the Feature.”

Ryan and Jamie were both breaking in new cars on Friday. While neither driver was able to finish in the top-10, both were happy with how they improved the car throughout the night.

“The car felt good, although the results didn’t’ show it, I felt like it was underneath me,” Ryan said of his Ace’s Bar and Grill No.91. “In the Feature we bounced the on the heavy cushion and the right-rear bar went dead.”

“We put a fresh car together this week,” Jamie said of new Charlie Bee Honey No.11. “Our results didn’t show it, but I was pretty happy with how it went so I’m looking forward to next week. I think it’s promising. With the way the weather’s gone, I think this will suit us better for the track’s we have right now.”

On Saturday, Ryan and Cory took their cars to battle the Patriot Sprint Tour at Brockville Ontario Speedway. Both drivers had strong nights. Ryan raced to second-place finish in the Heat Race, one spot ahead of Cory.

Come Feature time, Cory was able to drive from seventh up to a fourth-place finish while Ryan was earned a solid sixth-place result against a talented field of drivers.

“We were fast all night at Brockville,” Ryan said. “The crew prepared a great car that was a blast to drive. We just tightened it up a little too much for the Feature, but still had a good run.”

“We drove from seventh to fourth and were all over Steve Poirier late in the race for third,” Cory said. “I’m not saying we would have won, but we definitely would have been on the podium if we had drawn better.”

After a top-five and top-10 finish collectively at Brockville, Team Turner continued east to Cornwall Motor Speedway for the final race of the Patriot Canada Tour. Cory had another strong run with a third-place finish in his heat and ended up with a fifth-place result in the main event.

“At Cornwall, mid-race we got in some lapped traffic and the leaders were coming back to me,” Cory explained. “Then we had a caution with about 10 laps to go and I don’t know if my bleeders bled down too far or my tires sealed up, but I just didn’t get going again after that start.”

For Ryan, the night started with a fifth-place effort in his Heat Race. He lined up in the middle of the field for the 30-lap Feature and was challenged with racing his way forward.

“We felt great in Hot Laps at Cornwall, but struggled in the Heat Race,” Ryan said. “I couldn’t run the middle like we needed in order to advance positions and get ourselves in the redraw. In the Feature, the crew made the car better and we were advancing until I got off the top going too hard.”

While Ryan came home with a 15th-place finish at Cornwall that wasn’t necessarily indicative of his run, he was happy to gain the seat time. It was also extra exposure for the team’s marketing partners.

“This weekend was challenging with a different car on unfamiliar tracks. We didn’t know how the car would react with certain changes and how the track would change throughout the night,” Ryan said. “We are lucky to amazing marketing partners, fans and a great crew. The had the cars ready to rip each time we hit the track.”

As much as the team enjoyed their weekend, the weekend was a bit of a grind with three races in three nights at three tracks that spanned most of the province. Both drivers learned plenty from the extra time in the car and with different scenarios than at their home track.

“The racing does help. You’re not learning anything by sitting at home Saturday and Sunday,” Cory said. “It’s not Ohsweken, but it’s still dirt in a circle. You’re still learning things about your car and it all helps. It makes you sharper in the car and you feel better in your car.”

Team Turner Racing will now spend the week to refocus for three big nights of racing at Ohsweken. Friday, July 21 is Christmas in July and autograph night. The Turner contingent will have hero cards for fans during the on track autograph session.

Then, Monday, July 24 the team battles some of the best 360 Sprint Car drivers in the Northeast as well as Rico Abreu and Kyle Larson at the Northern Summer Nationals. On Tuesday, July 25 Turner will take on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. For any additional event information, please visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com.

SEASON STATS 11 Jamie Turner – 9 Starts: 0 Wins, 0 Top-5s, 1 Top-10s 91 Ryan Turner – 13 Starts: 0 Wins, 1 Top-5s, 6 Top-10s 97 Cory Turner – 15 Starts: 0 Wins, 8 Top-5s, 13 Top-10s

TEAM TURNER MEDIA Website: teamturnerracing.ca Facebook: facebook.com/TeamTurnerRacing Twitter: @11TeamTurner19 YouTube: Youtube.com/RacingTeamTurner

MAILING LIST Join the Team Turner Racing mailing list by emailing claytonjohnsmedia@gmail.com with the subject “Turner” to be added to the list.

TEAM TURNER PARTNERS

Team Turner Racing is proud to partner with several dedicated marketing partners for the 2017 race season, including KT Tobacco, Charlie-Bee Honey, Aces Bar & Grill, Braemar Building Systems, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Gale's Auto Aftermarket, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Malabar Super Spice, V&R Recycling, Caistor Agri Services, J’N’E Recovery, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Total Coatings, Insta-Panels, KT Gas & Convenience, Six Nations Bingo, Silo Wireless, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Truck Toppers, iC Super Computers, Silverdale Gun Club, Bryan's Farm Supply, Beamer Farms, The Powerhouse, Hitchman Trailers, Barlow Farms, Mac Tools, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, JLB Mobile Mechanical, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Top Flight Wings, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, ImageFactor.ca, and Clayton Johns Media.

 

 

Tony Stewart Flipping It for Good: Eldora versus Knoxville

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 14, 2017) – Three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart is issuing a challenge to fans attending the 57th Annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store at Knoxville Raceway (Iowa).

Last July, Stewart and 561 fans attending the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway set a new Guinness World Record for the “Largest game of heads or tails”. The competition was a fundraiser for Stewart’s named foundation that provides grants benefitting children, animals and drivers.

“Our Flip It For Good competition is for anyone to play,” Stewart stated when asked what qualifications are needed to participate. “Players choose their side, I flip the coin, someone spots me and we start eliminating players until there’s only one standing. It’s fun, it’s fast and for a great cause.”
On August 11th, as part of the events surrounding the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store, Stewart will again take the stage with his oversized coin for flipping. Although only 562 participants are needed to break the record, Smoke’s challenge to Knoxville fans is to have at least 800 players register to play from noon to 1:30 at the Fan Zone Stage at Knoxville Raceway.
Stewart has always been an advocate for children and animals, especially those facing serious illness. The Tony Stewart Foundation announced last winter the formation of TEAM ONE CURE to benefit comparative oncology for cancer treatment in people and pets.

“We have learned cancer treatment breakthroughs are happening through collaboration between scientists and doctors working with both people and pets,” said Stewart. “It perfectly fits with my foundation’s missions to help children and animals. Cancer is cancer. We aim to educate people about comparative oncology and improve the lives of all cancer patients, whether they have two or four legs,” shared Stewart.

Flip It For Good players can register online in advance or at Knoxville Raceway on Wednesday, August 9th and Thursday, August 10th and the morning of the event, Friday, August 11th. The $10.00 entry donation includes a commemorative bandana, the wristband to play and a $10.00 certificate to upload a photo of a person or pet impacted by cancer onto the “Faces of Team One Cure” online photo mosaic.

Preceding the Flip It For Good competition, Stewart continues the 5th Annual WELD Racing Go Kart Spectacular, hosted by Slideways Karting Center in Knoxville, with an all-star lineup of NASCAR and former sprint car drivers racing their biggest fans. The professional driver line-up includes Stewart, along with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson, and two-time Xfinity Series Champion and recent NASCAR race winner, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

Two WELD Racing ambassadors will be competing in this year’s race. “KamiKaze” Chris Day from the highly rated television series “Street Outlaws” and Pirelli World Challenge Driver, Shea Holbrook, will be sharing the seat of the 50th Anniversary WELD Racing themed kart. Together, these five drivers will go head-to-head against 50 race fans in Slideways’ fastest winged karts.

How to Participate in Flip It For Good & the Go Kart Spectacular

Flip It For Good is open to everyone age 8 and older. This interactive game of heads or tails will be held at the Fan Zone Stage on the midway at Knoxville Raceway. The entry fee/donation is $10.00 per person and includes a keepsake bandana as well as a free photo upload to the Faces of Team One Cure online photo mosaic. Registration is both online and at the track on Thursday, August 10.
Fans are encouraged to participate in the karting event, but space is limited to 50 drivers. The entry fee/donation is $400 per person. (Participants must be at least 16 years of age.) These 50 fans will receive an event t-shirt and goodie bag containing WELD Racing merchandise and Tony Stewart autographed merchandise.

The karting event is open to the public for a $5 admission/donation per person (12 and under are free) with all proceeds benefitting Team One Cure.

Visit http://TonyStewartFoundation.org/ to register to play Flip It For Good or as a go-kart participant.

 

 

Schatz Crowned King Again at Eldora

Tony Stewart Racing Driver Becomes First Back-to-Back Winner in Prestigious Kings Royal

Dates: Thursday-Saturday, July 13-15, 2017

Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Location: Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio

Winners: Thursday – Kerry Madsen of Big Game Motorsports

Friday – Christopher Bell of Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing

Saturday – Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing

TSR Results: Thursday – Schatz: Started 9th, Finished 9th/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps

Bell: DNQ

Friday – Bell: Started 6th, Finished 1st/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps

Schatz: Started 6th, Finished 2nd/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps

Saturday – Schatz: Started 6th, Finished 1st/Running, completed 40 of 40 laps

Bell: Started 20th, Finished 2nd/Running, completed 40 of 40 laps

TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (1st with 6,571 points, 62 ahead of second-place Brad Sweet)

Tony Stewart couldn’t have written a better script than what played out over the weekend in the 34th annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. One of the crown jewels in Sprint car racing was won by Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz in front of a record crowd at the facility in which Stewart takes incredible pride.

Schatz, the reigning World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series (WoO) champion and his TSR crew were impressive Saturday from start to finish. The driver of the TSR No. 15 Textron Off Road/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance-backed J&J was the fastest qualifier in the field of 53 cars, charged from fifth to first in the opening heat and, after starting the 40-lap A-Feature sixth, he chased down early leader Cole Duncan and took the lead on lap 14 before driving off to score his fourth career Kings Royal victory and becoming the first driver ever to score consecutive wins in the prestigious event.

“Any time you can do anything that Steve Kinser hasn’t done is incredible,” Schatz said following his 14th WoO victory and 17th overall of 2017. “It goes back to the guy who owns this team and this racetrack. Tony (Stewart) has surrounded me with great people. Rick Warner, Steve Swenson and Brad Mariscotti have the utmost pride and passion in giving me a car capable of doing what we did. It’s pretty cool to put Textron in victory lane the first weekend they are on the car. We’re excited to be working with them, as well as Ford Performance and Mike Curb. I can’t wait to get to the next race and keep on going.”

The energy was palpable early Saturday evening with the buildup of the first of the major Sprint car race of 2017 ready to unfold and begin the annual “Month of Money.” The fans were treated to thrilling 30-lap A-Feature Friday night with Christopher Bell racing the TSR No. 14 Arctic Cat/Curb J&J to his first Eldora WoO win after a spirited late-race battle with Schatz to give TSR its second one-two finish of the season. Earlier this season, Schatz raced to an Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions victory at Volusia Speedway Park and was followed by Kyle Larson. Those in attendance who anticipated another memorable evening were not disappointed.

Schatz was the first car to make a qualifying lap and his time of 13.197 seconds was the fastest clocked in the field. The Kings Royal format is not the traditional WoO scenario, in which the fast cars start up front. Instead, the heat races were inverted by five cars and only the top three were rewarded with transfers to the Kings Royal A-Feature. Schatz followed Rico Abreu early in the opening heat until lap four and then passed Brady Bacon two laps later to climb into third before setting his sights on second-place Ryan Smith. He was gaining on Smith when a caution for an incident involving Bacon provided a late opportunity. Schatz took advantage and surged around both Smith and leader Lee Jacobs to earn the win and the sixth starting position in the A-Feature.

Duncan and Sweet led the field to the green with Duncan setting the early pace. Schatz took fourth early by passing Jac Haudenschild and then zeroed in on Sheldon Haudenschild for third. He overtook Sheldon on lap six and continued his pursuit of Duncan and Sweet for the next seven laps before moving into second on lap 13. The next lap, he dove under Duncan coming out of turn two to take the lead. He pulled away from Duncan and drove away during continued to build his lead. At one point, he held a nearly eight-second advantage over Sweet. Bell surged past Sweet with a handful of laps remaining but was almost four seconds behind when Schatz took the checkered flag.

Weekend Race Notes:

• Mother Nature pushed back the start of the weekend with an early evening rain shower forcing Thursday’s Joker’s Wild program to be delayed until approximately 10 p.m. The track was extremely fast through the program of six heats, a D-, C- and B-Feature, two Craftsman Club Dashes and the 30-lap A-Feature. Kerry Madsen and Brad Sweet shared the front row and finished first and second. Schatz started ninth and finished ninth. • Schatz was the fastest qualifier overall in Friday’s Knight Before the Kings Royal program. His lap of 13.057 seconds topped Group B in qualifying and was faster than Jason Johnson’s lap of 13.216 seconds which was best in Group A.

• In Friday’s A-Feature, Schatz started sixth and passed Madsen for third on lap 18. He battled Sweet for two laps before moving into second on lap 20. A caution took Bell out of traffic and Schatz made a run at him following a lap-21 restart. Schatz was credited with leading lap 22, but they raced side by side on lap 23 and Bell was able to lead the final seven laps to secure the win.

• Friday’s result marked the third consecutive season that Schatz finished second in the Knight Before the Kings Royal A-Feature.

• By winning the first heat Saturday night, Schatz qualified for his 22nd consecutive Kings Royal main event. Only Jac Haudenschild and Joey Saldana have longer current streaks (23). • With the victory, Schatz became only the second driver to win the Kings Royal four times. Steve Kinser, who was part of the victory lane ceremony Saturday, won the first Kings Royal in 1984 and scored a total of seven wins in the event.

Saturday’s program only provided WoO teams with participation points since the event follows a format that differs from the regular WoO program. Schatz continues to the lead the 2017 WoO championship standings and has a 62-point advantage over Sweet.

Up Next: The Month of Money continues with the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania on Tuesday night. Schatz won the event in 2006 and 2007 outright before earning the top spot in the Twin 30s program in 2010, 2013 and 2014. Last year, the event returned to a single-feature format in which the 40-lap A-Feature pays $25,000 to the winner. The tour will then head east down the Pennsylvania Turnpike for its second battle with the “PA Posse” at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg. The two-night Summer Nationals Friday and Saturday at the famed, half-mile, dirt oval will conclude with Saturday’s $20,000-to-win 30-lap A-Feature. Schatz is a four-time Summer Nationals champion, scoring wins in 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2013. The week concludes with the Outlaws’ annual late-July trek to Upstate New York with a stop at Ransomville Speedway Sunday.

 

 

Brent Marks hard charges at Eldora Speedway; Lernerville’s Silver Cup on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

ROSSBURG, OH (July 17, 2017) - An Ohio swing consisting of four separate programs over a five-day span ended well for World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year contender Brent Marks. Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19, earned a top-ten finish, as well as two KSE Hard Charger Awards during his travels throughout The Buckeye State, highlighting the entire weekend by qualifying for the $50,000-to-win, Kings Royal A-main on Saturday evening at Eldora Speedway.

Marks finished sixth during Brad Doty Classic competition at Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 11, to open his most recent Ohio visit, followed up with 12th, 13th and 23rd place finishes during three consecutive Kings Royal starts at Eldora Speedway on July 13-15. The 12th and 13th place performances resulted in KSE Hard Charger Awards, starting 24th and 25th, respectively.

“It was a great weekend for us. We obviously have the ability to pass cars. What we have to do now is capitalize on our qualifying efforts and put ourselves in better positions for the heat races,” Brent Marks explained. “It was a great effort by everyone involved this weekend at Attica and Eldora. We get to spend a few extra days at home this week while we race at Lernerville and Williams Grove. I’m excited to spend a few nights in my own bed.”

Brent Marks will continue his 2017 campaign with the Greatest Show On Dirt with a four-race swing throughout areas of Pennsylvania and New York, this time visiting three tracks in two states over a six-day time span for four separate events. The “Myerstown Missile” will begin his travels east with the $25,000-to-win, 26th Annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway on Tuesday, July 18.

Continuing further east, as well as closer to home, the Myerstown native will follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series back to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg for the two-day Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals on Friday and Saturday, July 21-22. Marks finished 13th during the 2016 edition of the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals, climbing forward from 23rd on the main event grid. The 30-lap, Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals finale will award $20,000.

The upcoming week will conclude on Sunday evening, July 23, with a trip to the Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, New York; the first and only appearance by the Greatest Show On Dirt in 2017.

Brent Marks will enter World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition on Tuesday night 11th in the World of Outlaws driver championship standings. Including his recent sixth place finish at Attica Raceway Park, Marks has 12 top-ten finishes on the season and is a mere-24 points outside of the top-ten in the championship standings.

To view the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, visit the Greatest Show On Dirt live on the Web at www.woosprint.com.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing

New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com, soon to be available on the road in the Shark Racing apparel trailer.

2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.

2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Finished ninth with WoO in Stockton, California, on Saturday, March 25. Earned pair of World of Outlaws top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday/Saturday, April 14-15. Earned unsanctioned Port Royal win on Saturday, April 22. Finished sixth against WoO at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. Finished tenth at 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, May 6. KSE Hard Charger Award winner at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, May 13, by charging 20th to 12th. Finished 10th at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19, during Morgan Cup preliminary main event. Tenth during New Egypt (NJ) Speedway appearance on Wednesday, May 24. Finished 11th at Knoxville (IA) Raceway on Friday, June 9. Finished eighth at River Cities (ND) Speedway on Friday, June 16. Drove from 15th to eighth at West Liberty Raceway in Iowa on Friday, June 23; KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished 10th at Dakota State Fair (SD) Speedway on Saturday, July 1. Finished sixth during Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park on July 11. Earned pair of KSE Hard Charger awards at Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend (July 13,14). Finished 23rd during $50,000-to-win Kings Royal A-Main on July 15.

2015 Wins: 3 2016 Wins: 4 (Port Royal Speedway x2, Trail-Way Speedway, Path Valley Speedway Park) 2017 WoO Stats: Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway - Unsanctioned) WoO Wins: N/A WoO Top-10s: 12

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including - Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels - VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA

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Brock Zearfoss finishes third at Susquehanna; Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, PA (July 17, 2017) - Continuing a trend of recent successes in Central Pennsylvania, one of which an eighth place performance at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 15, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss ended his recent stretch of competition with a podium run on Sunday evening, July 16, at Susquehanna Speedway, crossing under the final checkers third in the BAPS Night running order. The York County oval has been kind to Zearfoss in 2017, also finishing fourth on Sunday, April 9.

In connection to his recent top-ten finish at Port Royal, Zearfoss has finished eighth or better at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on 11 separate occasions in 2017, one being a victory. The pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/No. 3Z entry is currently fourth in the track championship chase and continues to work toward a first-ever track championship with the Pennsylvania Posse.

“Another solid and consistent weekend for our team. I can’t say enough about what we have been able to accomplish this year. It keeps everyone motivated,” Brock Zearfoss explained regarding recent results. “We have a big weekend ahead of us. The World of Outlaws are back in town, with that comes a lot of hype. I’ll be driving for Aaron Long during both World of Outlaws programs at The Grove. We’ve proved recently that we have what it takes to be up front. That’s exactly our goal for this weekend; work our way to the front.”

Brock Zearfoss will continue his 2017 campaign with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition, this time joining the Greatest Show On Dirt for the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 21-22. Zearfoss will pilot the Aaron Long-owed, H&N Landscaping/RV 4 Wheel Drive/Leahys Auto Body & Towing backed No. 58 during his two-day World of Outlaws stint, aiming to score $20,000 during the Summer Nationals finale.

“It all comes down to qualifying. That determines everything,” Brock Zearfoss explained. “Aaron Long provides me with the equipment necessary to be competitive on the race track. Hopefully we can draw ourselves a solid pill and get out on the track early during qualifying. If we can plant ourselves toward the front of a heat race, I think we’ll be OK. The last thing we want to do is bury ourselves after qualifying.”

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

2017 Brock Zearfoss Racing merchandise, as well as 2017 AL Competition merchandise, is now available and can be found at all scheduled events.

2016 Highlights: Earned second career 410 sprint car victory on Saturday night, August 20, at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA. Finished second in final Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car track championship.

2017 Highlights: Started year with back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on March 24-25. Finished fourth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, April 9. Earned first victory of 2017 at Port Royal on April 15. Charged from 13th to finish fifth at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, May 7. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 13. Seventh during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 27. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 3. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 10. Earned pair of top-ten finishes on June 16-17 at Selinsgrove Speedway (second) and Port Royal Speedway (eighth). Finished fifth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 24. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway Park and Williams Grove Speedway during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek. Finished eighth during weekly action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Finished third at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, July 16, during BAPS Paint Night.

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway)

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Invisible Glass, Walker Performance Filtration, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, H&N Landscaping, RV 4 Wheel Drive, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

 

 

Dietrich will join World of Outlaws at Lernerville and Williams Grove; All Stars at Tri-City

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, PA (July 17, 2017) - In hopes of earning all four major prizes up for grabs during the next six days, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich will join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the next segment of his 2017 campaign, all launching Tuesday evening, July 18, during the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania.

Dietrich will pilot the Tom Buch-owned/Apex/Pace Performance/Sweeney Cars/No. 13 during his upcoming visit to Lernerville Speedway, working to outperform the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series for a $25,000 payday.

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition will continue for Danny Dietrich on Friday and Saturday, July 21-22, with the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway. Back in the driver's seat of the familiar Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Pace Performance/No. 48, the two-day showcase will be headlined with a $20,000-to-win main event on Saturday evening. Dietrich is a former World of Outlaws main event winner at The Grove, scoring the 2016 National Open worth $25,000.

Dietrich’s weekend will conclude on Sunday evening, July 23, with Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions action at the Tri-City Raceway Park near Franklin, Pennsylvania. The $5,000 program will end a three-day sweep through Western Pennsylvania for “America’s Series.” Like the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Dietrich is a 2016 Arctic Cat All Star main event winner, scoring victories at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway and Lincoln (PA) Speedway. He will pilot Tom Buch’s No. 13 during his visit to Franklin.

“I can’t say enough about everyone involved with both of these race teams. It takes a lot of work and a lot of time to keep everything flowing in the right direction,” Danny Dietrich said. “Tom Buch and I have made a lot of progress this year, and I think that was most noticeable during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Gary Kauffman gives me great equipment. He’s been behind me from day one. We are all definitely looking forward to a busy week with the World of Outlaws and All Stars.”

Danny Dietrich will enter the week with seven victories to his credit thus far in 2017, most recently earning a top-five finish during feature action at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, July 15. The Gettysburg native is still on top of the Central PA Sprint Series presented by Hoseheads point standings.

Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/

Recent Highlights: Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park to launch 2017 season. Earned top-ten finish against World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Earned Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker 30 victory worth $4,000 on Saturday, February 25. Earned Lincoln Speedway victory on Saturday, March 25. Finished ninth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Recorded a Central PA podium sweep at Williams Grove (2nd) and Lincoln Speedway (3rd) on April 14-15. Earned Weldon Sterner Memorial victory at Lincoln Speedway on April 29 worth $6,900. Finished third during Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway with World of Outlaws on May 17. Earned victory at Williams Grove Speedway on May 26 during Charity event. Finished fourth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 29. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary on Saturday, May 27. Finished second on back-to-back nights at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. Scored fifth win of the season on June 10 during Fallen Firefighters Night at Lincoln Speedway. Scored sixth win of the season on June 24 at Lincoln Speedway. Finished second against Arctic Cat All Stars at Waynesfield (OH) Raceway Park on Wednesday, June 21. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Dietrich earned a victory at Lincoln Speedway, as well as seven other top-ten finishes including a runner-up performance at Selinsgrove Speedway. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 15.

2015 Wins: 16 2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway) 2017 Wins: 7 (Lincoln Speedway x6 including Icebreaker 30, Weldon Sterner Memorial worth $6,900, Fallen Firefighters Night worth $5,000, Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek; Williams Grove Speedway on May 26 during Charity Race worth $4,000)

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

 

 

MSTS Sprint Cars Join Close Points Battles at Jackson Motorplex This Friday

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 17, 2017) - Jackson Motorplex welcomes the return of the Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360ci winged sprint cars for a $1,500-to-win main event to this Friday's program, which also features tight races in the championship standings during GDF Bobcat/Ag Builders Night.

Jack Dover has won two of the five 360 winged sprint car races at the half-mile oval this season as Lee Grosz, Gregg Bakker and Thomas Kennedy have also visited Victory Lane.

Kaleb Johnson enters this weekend with a 19-point lead in the Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints championship standings over Trevor Serbus. Brandon Geldner is 21 points out of the lead with Shane Fick one point behind Geldner and Colin Smith only 25 points out of the top spot.

Mat Hollerich holds a slim four-point advantage over Denny Anderson in the Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods standings. Three-time feature winner Brandon Beckendorf is 13 points out of the lead with Don Gerritsen Jr. 22 points back and Justin Anderson 35 points behind Hollerich.

Matthew Looft, whose four-race winning streak was snapped by Dan Paplow last weekend, has a four-point edge over Paplow in the Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods standings. Jason Andrews is only one point behind Paplow with Kyle Steuber eight points out of the lead and Jared Nytroe 22 points back.

Doug Schenck, Clinton Bruns and Brandon Halverson have recorded wins during Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc action at Jackson Motorplex this season.

The pits will open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. this Friday. Hot laps are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students ages 13 to 18. Children ages 12 and younger get in free. Pit passes are $30.

Additionally, the first 100 fans through the main gates will receive a free t-shirt.

UP NEXT -

Friday featuring Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver 305 Sprints, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine IMCA sport mods and Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprints presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from late April through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, RaceSaver 305ci sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA sport mods and IMCA hobby stocks among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Tony Gualda Continues to Get Stronger at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tony Gualda continues to get stronger at Placerville Speedway. One week removed from a podium finish, the Hollister, CA driver was in action and finished in the sixth position after getting turned on the second lap and going to the back of the pack.

“It was a really good night for us,” Tony Gualda said. “It’s nice to continue to gain confidence and run up front in this C&M Motorsports no. 7c car.”

Timing in second fastest during qualifying time trials, Gualda would line up in the second row of his heat race. Finishing fourth in his heat, Gualda would move the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness/Pacific Highway Rentals entry into the nightly redraw where the six pill would place him in the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

Following pre race track work, Gualda seemed to have a nice grasp on the redone surface as he hopped into the fifth position as things got underway. On the second lap of the race, Gualda would see a car come across the nose of his machine and it would force him to spin out and tag the back of the pack.

Going all the way back to 20th, it was now ‘game on’ for Gualda and the Moorefield Construction/PT Shocks/Swartz Diesel machine. Bobbing and weaving through the field, Gualda would soon find himself all the way back up in the Top-10.

Continuing to right for more positions, Gualda would work his way back up near the Top-Five as he took the checkered flag in the spot in the 51 Fifty Energy Drink/Alturas Tires/Velocity Race Gear machine.

“It was kind of a bummer to have to go to the back so early in the night, but at least it gave me time to recover,” Gualda added. “We have a really fast racecar, and hopefully we can continue to be strong nightly.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank PitStopUSA, Autism Awareness, Pacific Highway Rentals, Moorefield Construction, Inc., PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, 51 Fifty Energy Drink, Alturas Tires, and Velocity Race Gear and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

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

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-0, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-13.

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

 

 

Willie Croft 13th at Howard Kaeding Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Making the tow to Ocean Speedway over the weekend for the 7th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic, Willie Croft would take a bad tumble during the Dash on Friday night that essentially ended his night before finishing 13th on Friday night.

“It was a tough weekend,” Willie Croft said. “We flipped pretty good in the Dash on Friday night and that essentially ended our night, and then Saturday night we just really couldn’t get going anywhere after the track work.”

Taking on the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster on Friday night, Croft would time the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller No. 29 machine in 14th quickest in time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, the Roseville, CA pilot would pick up the heat race win and move into the six-lap Dash. The Dash would not go well for Croft as he would flip wildly down the backstretch. With the damage pretty extensive, Croft would do what he could to make it out for the feature event.

Not quite 100%, Croft would take the green flag and pull his machine back to the pit area and continue to get his machine ready for the Saturday night event.

Again timing in 14th quickest in time trials, Croft would again pick up the heat race win aboard the FK Rod Ends/Hinchman Indy/Factory Kahne backed machine. Moving into the Dash, Croft would line up in the 11th position and finish 11th and line up in the sixth row for the 30-lap feature event.

With the track holding up a little too good after pre-race track work, Croft, like much of the field, would have a hard time moving around on a the fast surface. Trying to make something happen during the 30-lapper, Croft would end up with a 13th place finish.

“I have to thank everyone that helped us out on Friday,” Croft said. “My guys work hard for me, and it wasn’t the weekend any of us were hoping for.”

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

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-28, Wins-1, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-13.

ON TAP: Croft returns to SCCT action on Saturday July 29th in Fernley, NV.

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

 

 

Greg DeCaires Fifth Again at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to vie for the Placerville Speedway championship, Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team picked up a fifth place finish at the ¼ mile for the second consecutive weekend.

Timing the Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic/Thompson’s Auto Center/RedHawk Casino backed No. 4SA machine in fifth fastest in time trials on a slick Placerville Speedway surface, DeCaires would line up in the second row of his heat race.

Putting together a good run per usual in heat race action, DeCaires would pick up a second place finish aboard the NAAKE Suspension/A.R.T. Speed Equipment/King Racing Products backed machine.

Earning a spot in the redraw, the Elk Grove, CA pilot would pull the seven pill and find himself in the fourth row of the 25-lap contest. With crews doing a bit of track work to the surface prior to the green, it would provide a nicer track for the feature event.

Picking off a couple of positions over the course of the race, DeCaires would find himself in the fifth position as the race drew to a close. A couple of late cautions which actually extend the race and force a pair of green-white-checkered attempts and they would not hurt DeCaires, though he battled for fourth during the final run though he would ultimately end up with a fifth place finish at the finish line.

Greg DeCaires and the Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Dale Miller Plumbing and Septic, Thompson’s Auto Center, RedHawk Casino, NAAKE Suspension, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, King Racing Products, Smith Titanium, Amerikote, Motion Media Wraps, Hangtown Sheet Metal & Fabrication, Vortex Wings, Joe Hunt Magnetos, Frank’s Auto Body Shop, El Dorado Hills Landscape, Anrak Corporation, and Wesmar Racing Engines for their support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 11, Wins- 2, Top-5’s-6, Top-10’s-9

ON TAP: DeCaires and the Miller Motorsports team will return to action on Saturday night in Placerville, CA.

 

 

Cory Eliason Fifth During Civil War Series HK Classic Before Contact KO’s Him From KWS Action

PETERSEN MEDIA- Cory Eliason and Antaya Motorsports continued to have great speed at Ocean Speedway. Taking part in the 7th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic, Eliason would rebound from a Dash tumble to finish fifth on Friday night with the Civil War Series, before contact while racing for the lead on Saturday night would end his night early.

“We had a ton of speed all weekend long, but unfortunately we just had some horrible luck,” Eliason said. “It was good run get the fifth place finish on Friday night with the way our night ended Saturday.”

Taking on the Civil War Series Friday night, Eliason would get the weekend off to a great start as he timed the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association/Fuel Curve/Fire Protection Management, Inc. No. 20 entry third fastest in qualifications.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Eliason would pocket a second place finish and punch his ticket into both the Dash and the feature event. In a Dash that saw some hard nosed racing, Eliason would get the bad end of a tight battle that resulted in his machine getting upside down.

Scored in the sixth spot, Eliason would line up for the 30-lap feature in the third row after a large effort to get his machine put back together. From his sixth starting position, Eliason would take part in an exciting battle inside the Top-Five for much of the race.

Racing with drivers like Justin Sanders, and Shane Golobic during the race, Eliason would take the checkered flag with a fifth place finish.

Coming back on Saturday night to continue his championship battle with the King of the West Series, Eliason would time in second quickest in time trials.

Finishing third in his heat race, Eliason would make the Dash transfer where his win would place him on the front row of the 30-lap HK Classic feature event. Getting the jump when the green flag was shown to the field, Eliason was hard on the throttle as he led the early stages.

Setting a strong pace over Michael Kofoid, traffic would soon come into play and Eliason would see his lead shrink up. Falling to second in traffic on lap 12, a lap 13 caution would put the leaders in clear track.

Continuing to chase after Kofoid, the leaders would get bottled up in traffic on the 18th lap and contact would send Eliason’s machine hard into the turn four wall on the 18th lap and it would bring Eliason’s night to an early end.

“To crash both nights is never fun, and you hate it for everyone who works so hard on the car,” Eliason said. “We have a couple weeks off now, so we will regroup and focus on coming out strong to see what we can do in the final few KWS races of the year”

Antaya Motorsports would like to thank Good Guys Rod and Custom Association, Fuel Curve, Fire Protection Management, Inc., TW Performance, Kaeding Performance, Cardinal Paint and Powder, Tool World, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, and Shiro’s Collision Center for their support in 2017.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 19, Wins: 3, Top 5’s: 10, Top 10’s: 14

ON TAP: At this time, Antaya Motorsports’ next scheduled race is with the King of the West Series at Petaluma Speedway on August 26th.

STAY CONNECTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow us on Twitter @AntayaTeam20 or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AntayaTeam20/. Also follow along with Good Guys Rod and Custom Association on Twitter @GoodGuys and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/goodguysrodandcustom/.

 

 

DJ Netto Has Strong Weekend During Howard Kaeding Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: After some time to regroup after a busy Fourth of July race weekend, DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team had a nice weekend in Watsonville, CA that saw the team finish third on Friday night with the Civil War Series and fifth on Saturday night with the King of the West Series during the 7th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic.

“It was a pretty good weekend for our race team, that maybe could have even been better,” Netto said. “I made a couple of mistakes on Saturday night that made us lose some positions, but overall to come away with two Top-Fives with the field of cars we had is pretty good.”

Friday night at Ocean Speedway, Netto opened the two-day extravaganza up by timing in seventh quickest in qualifying time trials. Finishing third in his heat race aboard the Tri-C Manufacturing/Netto Ag/Penny Newman Grain entry, Netto would also make himself eligible for the Dash.

Winning the Dash, the Hanford, CA driver would lead the field to green for the 30-lap affair. Falling to second as the race came to life, Netto would chase after Michael Kofoid in the early stages.

A restart on the 10th lap would see Kyle Hirst get by, and Netto would drop back to the third position. Getting back up to second just past the race’s halfway point, Netto would battle with Kofoid for the position before Kofoid was able to get the better of him in the closing laps as he ended up third.

Back at Ocean Speedway on Saturday night with the King of the West Series, Netto would again time in well as he ended up fourth fastest when it was said and done.

Turning in a very exciting performance in his heat race, Netto would grab the win at the line and move into the Dash. Lining up fourth in the Dash, a fourth place finish would put the famed Tri-C entry in the second row for the 30-lap feature event.

With track crews working hard to preserve the surface that was going away large in part to the early start, the track would be fast for the 30-lap feature event. Hanging around the Top-Five much of the race, Netto would make one minor mistake that briefly dropped him back to sixth.

Continuing to run a good race, Netto would get the lost position back and take the checkered flag in the fifth spot.

“I have to thank the guys that continue to help us, and Clyde and Marion Lamar for letting us run a lot of races,” Netto added.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-39, Wins-3, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-22

ON TAP: DJ Netto and the Tri-C Motorsports team are slated to return to action on Friday night back in Watsonville, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with DJ and his team by following him on twitter @DJ_Netto88.

 

 

Watts 15th at HK Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Sean Watts and the WRS team returned to action on Saturday night in Watsonville, CA as they took part in the 7th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic in Watsonville, CA.

“We got off to an okay start in time trials, and I was out to an early lead in the heat race, but I lost the handle and our night kind of followed suit,” Sean Watts said.

With 28 cars checked in at Ocean Speedway, Watts timed the Grizzly Coolers/Schaeffer Racing Oil/Rolfe Construction backed No. 98 entry in 13th quickest in time trials, which lined him up on the front row of his heat race.

On a very slick surface during heat race action, Watts would get out to the early lead and looked to be well on his way to a heat race win and a Dash berth. Getting into the thick cushion that had built up in turns three and four too hard, Watts would lose the handle and end up finishing sixth.

Going to the 12-lap ‘B’ Main, Watts would have a fine showing that saw him win the semi going away and punch his ticket into the 30-lap Howard Kaeding Classic feature event.

Lining up 15th in the feature event, Watts really couldn’t put anything together to get moving forward. With pre race track prep holding up for most of the race, the surface stayed fast and moving around was pretty minimal for most of the field during a large portion of the race.

When the race came to a close, Watts would take the checkered with a 15th place finish.

“I think our night goes a complete different direction if I don’t make the mistake I made in the heat race,” Watts said. “It’s a little disappointing but we came of the track in one piece, and we will be back to race another day soon enough.”

Sean and the Watts Rolfe Speed-Sports team would like to thank Grizzly Coolers, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Rolfe Construction, Billet American, Kaeding Performance, Shannon Pumps, Stealth Homes, Tee’s and Tops, Team Simpson, Kistler Racing Engines, and Stan Yockey Motorsports for their continued support.

ON TAP: Watts will be out of the sprint car for a few weeks as the King of the West Series will now be off until August 26th at Petaluma Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Sean Watts by following him on Twitter @SeanWatts98.

 

 

Scotty Thiel - Podium at Fairbury leads to WIN at the Prairie!

7/17/17

The Scott Thiel Motorsports team headed out Saturday morning for a double header weekend with the IRA sprint car series. First stop was at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, IL and then following up with a trip to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI. After a strong run Saturday that lead Thiel to a podium finish, it would set the mood to drive to Victory Lane on Sunday at Sun Prairie!

39 cars signed into Fairbury American Legion Speedway on Saturday night with the IRA and MOWA co sanctioned series event. This was the first time winged sprint cars have been to Fairbury in 15 years. Scotty was the 27th car out to qualify and after putting down an 11.360 lap time it was 4th quick overall. Thiel would start fourth in the heat race event and worked the low groove for all ten laps and would finish in the third position. During the redraw session, Thiel picked the #4 starting position for the nights 30 lap A-main event. A strong field of cars set pace on the ¼ track of Fairbury for the A-main event. As the field took the green, Scotty worked the low groove early on to make his way up to the third position and would hold his ground for several laps before making his way into second. A tricky track set way to the field of drivers as the cushion was up against the wall and would get rougher as the race went on. Scotty moved up to the top side of the track and began to pressure the leader as they worked lapped traffic. Thiel’s car would get a little too loose as the race went on but still fought hard to get to the top spot. With the white flag in the air, Scotty jumped the cushion in turn two and fell back to the third position and would cross the finish line with a respectable podium finish. “We were just too loose early on and I lost the front end grip too much. I still drove hard to get to where we are at but just needed to be a little better setup wise. I think we had a chance at it but it was a tricky track to get a hold of. Traffic was tough but made for an exciting show. My guys worked hard to get us here so we’ll see what we can do tomorrow at Angell Park.” Thiel mentioned after the main event.

The crew trucked north to the Angell Park Speedway overnight and prepared for Sunday’s race. 22 cars checked into Angell park and Thiel would be the last car out to qualify. He put down a 12.452 lap time which was 4th quick overall. That placed him to start third in the heat race event. As the field took the green, Scotty worked the low line and pulled alongside the leader down the back stretch. He threw a big slider in turn three and would take over the top spot! For ten laps straight, Thiel never looked back and would take home the heat race win. During the redraw, Scotty would again draw the #4 starting position on the night for the 30 lap A-main event. The field took to the track and began to prepare for the feature event. The green flag waved and Thiel began his charge. He worked through the middle and would slide his way into the third spot in turn three and chase way into turn one. He pulled into the second position shortly after and set his sight on the leader. A few laps later, Thiel would slide his way into the lead coming out of turn two and began his venture through lap traffic. The race went green flag for 27 laps straight before a caution came out and would create a Green, White, checkered finish. Scotty knew that the restart was going to be extremely crucial after losing out on a Victory earlier in the year at Angell Park the exact same way. Thiel brought the field back to green and set his charge into turn one. He continued to work the top side of the track and after three laps would cross the line as the Victor and captured his third win of the season! “Man this one feels really good. We have always been strong here and we gave away a tough one a few weeks back. I was just on a mission to not let that happen again. My guys gave me an awesome car to work with tonight as I could go anywhere I wanted on the track and the car just worked great. I cannot thank them enough for all of their hard work and to all of our great sponsors that keep this thing going strong! Said an excited Scotty Thiel after the win!

Next up on tap for the #64 Scott Thiel Motorsports team is this coming Saturday night at the Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI.

STM would like to thank all of their marketing partners for all of their support in the 2017 season. They encourage everyone to check out these fine businesses and support those who support racing!

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SixFour Promotions:

SixFour Promotions is a motorsports marketing company driven toward promoting motorsport events and helping drivers/teams seek potential marketing partners. From marketing proposals to full event promotions, SixFour Promotions knows what it takes to have complete marketing success. To learn more about what SixFour can offer you, look them up on www.facebook.com/SixFourPromotions

VMS Motorsports:

VMS is a family business established in 2007 and has evolved into one of the leading suppliers of rod ends and radius rods in the racing industry worldwide. From Midgets to Modifieds, Legends to Late Models and everything in between, VMS Motorsports has you covered. Individualized customer service ensures that every one of our customers gets the right piece for their application. VMS Motorsports always keeps a full inventory on hand even through the off-season. This, coupled with our Monday-Saturday shipping, ensures that VMS Motorsports gets you back on track…FAST. If you are in the market for Rod ends, radius rods and many other racing products, check out what VMS Motorsports has to offer by checking them out online at www.vmsmotorsports.com!

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TK Back On Top at Jackson Motorplex

PETERSEN MEDIA- Tim Kaeding at the Lunstra Motorsports team had a great weekend that saw the team win their second consecutive race at Jackson Motorplex before finishing fourth at Knoxville Raceway with the 410 and sixth with the 360.

“It was great to get this Lunstra Motorsports team back in victory lane,” Tim Kaeding said. “We got a chance to get back to Knoxville on Saturday and still have some work to do, so we will get back there this weekend and keep at it.”

Friday night in Jackson, MN, Kaeding opened the night up by timing the Folkens Bros. Trucking/East River Homes/Dammer Trucking No. 3 machine in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Going from fifth to third in his heat race, the San Jose, CA pilot would line up in the fourth row for the 20-lap feature event. Showing great speed on the ½ mile as he has done all year long, Kaeding had his elbows up as he carved his way around the competition.

Getting into the second position late in the race, TK would make a move for the lead to get around Scott Winters and lead the way to the checkered flag to score his third win of the 2017 season.

Saturday night, Kaeding and Lunstra Motorsports traveled to Knoxville, IA to compete in both the 360 and 410 divisions as they prepare for the upcoming Knoxville Nationals.

In the 410 division, TK would get off to a bit of a slow start as he timed in 13th quickest in qualifying time trials. Finishing second in his heat race, Kaeding would grid the field from 12th starting position for the 20-lap feature.

Getting better as the night moved along, Kaeding would move the Mihm Trucking/Yager Ag Supply/Matt’s Repair machine forward as he raced his way up into the Top-Five. Taking the checkered flag fifth, TK would end up being fourth as a car in front of him bypassed tech inspection.

Timing in 16th quickest with the 360ci engine, Kaeding would also finish second in the heat race before lining up in the fifth row of the 18-lap feature event. Not quite as good as he was in the 410, TK was able to move forward a few spots as he flirted with a Top-Five finish, but settled for sixth as he could not get by Calvin Landis.

“I’m glad we got the chance to get to Knoxville to see where we stacked up,” Kaeding said. “We were good in spots, so like I said, we will take advantage of another opportunity to get back there this Saturday.”

The Lunstra Motorsports team would like to thank Folkens Bros. Trucking, Dammer Trucking, Mihm Trucking, Yager Agriculture Supply, Matt’s Repair, East River Homes, and Trac2Trail Arctic Cat for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Kaeding and Lunstra Motorsports will be in Rock Rapids, IA on Tuesday night before returning to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-28, Wins-3, Top-5’s-9, Top-10’s-15

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected to Tim by following him on Twitter at @TKaedingracing, or by clicking over to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lunstra-Motorsports/127617420603580.

 

 

Steven Tiner Caps Busy Week With Second Win of Season

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in four Speedweek Northwest Events and a weekly Placerville Speedway show, Steven Tiner had a very successful week that saw him pocket his second win of the season and land on the podium three additional times.

“It was a pretty good week for our team,” Steven Tiner said. “We got the chance to head up to Oregon and run a few races and have some success, and we made a long trip home worth it by grabbing our second win of the season on Saturday.”

Having a little misfortune that relegated him to a seventh place finish on Monday night at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, CA, Tiner would travel to Coos Bay, OR on Tuesday night and have a much better night.

Timing the Larry Davis Farms/Wright Process Systems/Deli Delicious backed No. 94 machine in second fastest in time trials, Tiner would finish both fourth in his heat and the Dash.

Lining up fourth in the feature event, Tiner would run up front as he battled hard with Mitchell Faccinto for most of the night. Running in the third position, Tiner would take advantage of a late restart to surge to the second spot where he finished.

Traveling to Lebanon, OR on Wednesday, Tiner continued to have great speed in Oregon as he timed in fourth quickest in time trials. Finishing fourth in his heat, and second in the Dash, Tiner would line up on the front row of the feature event alongside Kyle Hirst.

Running up front for the duration of the feature event as he chased after the likes of Roger Crocket and Kyle Hirst, Tiner would battle with Justyn Cox and Jarred Ridge for the final spot on the podium.

Keeping his challengers at bay, Tiner would finish third to capture his second consecutive podium of Speedweek Northwest.

Unable to complete the whole speedweek, Tiner and company opted to skip Thursday’s event at Sunset Speedway in Banks, OR, but were back in action for one final night on Friday at Cottage Grove Speedway.

Timing in sixth fastest, Tiner would pick up a third place finish in his heat race as well as the Dash and take the green flag from the second row for his final Speedweek Northwest feature event.

Jumping into second when the race came to life, Tiner would then find himself in a fight for the race lead. Hanging his right rear over the groove off of turn four, Tiner would make hard contact with the retaining wall that caused him to lose some positions. Sliding back to sixth, he would fight back to close his Speedweek with a third place finish.

Loading up and heading south, Tiner checked in at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night for another night of weekly point racing.

Timing in 15th quickest in time trials, Tiner would make some swift moves in his heat race that saw him drive from fifth to pick up the win and earn a spot in the important redraw.

Pulling the three pill, Tiner would line up in the second row for the 25-lap affair. Chasing after Sean Becker and Kalib Henry for the opening 12 circuits, Tiner would use a double file restart to apply heavy pressure on Henry for the second spot but remained in third.

Lap 18 saw another stoppage and this time Tiner was able to get by Henry on the restart and take over the second position as he then set his sights on Becker. Taking the white flag in the second spot, a yellow would waive slowing the field down and setting up a green-white-checkered finish.

The restart would see Tiner move around Becker to take the lead with two-to-go. Taking the white as the leader, Tiner this time would see the yellow flag fly as he was coming for the checkered as it set up another green-white-checkered finish.

Keeping Henry at bay, Tiner was able to hang on and score his second win of the 2017 season.

“It was a long, hard week capped off with a pretty long drive home Friday night but it makes it worth it to end it all with a win,” Tiner said. “We have had some great speed all month long and we are hoping to keep it up moving forward.”

Steven and his Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Larry Davis Farms, Wright Process Systems, Deli Delicious, Fisher Racing Engines, Powder Coat-It, SRP, Wilwood, FSR, XYZ Machine, DMI, Dan Olson Race Products, HRP, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, B&B Racing Engines, ART, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-24, Wins-2, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Tiner will be at the Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

 

 

Hirst Wins Civil War HK Classic

7/17/2017- Driver Kyle Hirst showed his strength over the weekend participating in the Howard Kaeding Classic at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, California.

On Friday evening, Hirst and his Roth team went up against the Civil War 360 Series. Qualifying 5th out of the 28 car field, Hirst finished first in his heat and third in the dash. Hirst went on to win the A-Main Event for his 7th win of the year aboard the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock machine.

Saturday evening, the Roth team competed in the 410 portion of the HK Classic against the KWS-NARC Fujitsu Series. Hirst qualified 12th overall, won his heat race and finished 8th in the dash event.

Starting on the outside of row #4, Hirst wasted no time by racing his way up to the sixth position by Lap 14. Hirst used both the bottom and top side of the speedway to gain two more spots, coming home with a 4th place finish. Adding another Top-5 to his season stats to complete the weekend.

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, 3H Cattle, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance and Astro Titanium for their support in 2017.

ON TAP: Hirst and the Roth Motorsports team will have an off weekend of racing this coming week.

SEASON STATS: Races: 37, Wins: 7, Top 5’s: 25, Top 10’s: 32

**Photo credit: TDS Shots

STAY CONNECTED:

Roth Motorsports: Website: www.rothmotorsports83.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports

Twitter: @RothMotorsports

You can keep up with Kyle Hirst by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.

 

 

LARSON MARKS RACING BATTLES THROUGH TOUGH OUTING AT THE KINGS ROYAL

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (JULY 17, 2017) - Larson Marks Racing and Shane Stewart wrapped up the second weekend of the Month of Money this past weekend at Eldora Speedway. The Kings Royal, one of the crown jewel events of the season, was a trying weekend for the LMR team, with a sixth-place effort on the opening night highlighting the outing.

On Thursday for the Jokers Wild event, Stewart qualified sixth in the opening flight of time trials and finished third in his heat race. He started 11th on the grid and slowly started making his way forward by utilizing some restarts early in the race. The Bixby, Okla., native was up to sixth by the halfway point of the 30-lap race, where he would ultimately finish.

The following night saw Stewart qualify eighth in Flight B of time trials for The Knight Before the Kings Royal. He was able to advance one position in his heat race to finish second and earn a starting spot in the Craftsman Club Dash. In the six-lap dash, Stewart finished fifth and earned the 10th starting spot for the 30-lap main event. Crew chief, Lee Stauffer, tested out a new set up on the ENEOS/ParkerStore No. 2 for the feature in hopes to prepare for Saturday night's finale, but unfortunately it didn't quite mesh and Stewart slipped back to finish 16th.

On Saturday, Stewart was the sixth car out to qualify and earned the eighth-fastest lap time out of 53 competitors. With the different format for the Kings Royal, heat races had a five-car inversion, setting up the Larson Marks No. 2 to start fourth in the second heat race. Stewart finished fourth, but with only three cars transferring to the main event, therefore he had to run the Last Chance Showdown.

Stewart started on the outside of the front row for the Last Chance Showdown and captured the lead on a lap 4 restart. He got into lapped traffic during the closing laps of the race and lost the lead right at the finish line when David Gravel got by for the win, but was still able to earn a spot in the 40-lap finale. King Shane XXXII lined up 22nd on the grid in search for his second crown. He slipped back a couple positions in the opening laps of the race, but slowly started to gain back positions throughout the event. After the halfway point of the race, the pilot of the LMR No. 2 sprint car was able to improve seven positions to earn a 15th-place finish.

"It was a tough weekend for us," said Stewart. "We definitely didn't get the results we wanted and we have some things to learn on the slicker track conditions, but I am extremely proud of my team for never giving up. We will keep our heads up and keep pushing for better results every race. I'm looking forward to getting to Pennsylvania this week, all of our guys hail from PA, and I know Lee will have our car dialed in."

The Larson Marks Racing team will be back in action Tuesday, July 18 for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Penn.

QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: Eldora Speedway DATE: July 13, 2017
QUALIFYING FLIGHT A: 16th HEAT RACE: 3rd
DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 11th FEATURE FINISH: 6th

TRACK: Eldora Speedway DATE: July 14, 2017
QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 8th HEAT RACE: 2nd
DASH STARTING POSITION: 5th DASH FINISH: 5th
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 10th FEATURE FINISH: 16th

TRACK: Eldora Speedway DATE: July 15, 2017
QUALIFYING: 8th HEAT RACE: 4th
LCS STARTING POSITION: 2nd LCS FINISH: 2nd
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 22nd FEATURE FINISH: 15th

SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 50
WINS: 4
TOP-FIVES: 15
TOP-10s: 35
SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LarsonMarksRacing
Twitter: @LarsonMarks
Instagram: @LarsonMarks

 

 

Busy Month Continues For Paul McMahan and Destiny Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a busy week of racing in Ohio, the busy ‘Month of Money’ cruises on this week as Paul McMahan and Destiny Motorsports are slated for three races in Pennsylvania and one race in New York.

“We were just off all week it seemed like,” Paul McMahan. “We had a couple weeks of good finishes coming into a busy stretch and we were hoping it could continue, but it was a struggle at both Attica Raceway Park and Eldora Speedway.”

Timing the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/Champion Brands Lubricants No. 4 in sixth fastest in his qualifying flight on Tuesday night, McMahan would fight and engine stumble in his heat race and it would put him back to third where he finished.

Missing out on the Dash, McMahan and company would still make the feature event where they gridded the field from the 17th starting position.

Unable to get much going in the feature, McMahan would finish in the 20th position as the team then put their focus on the King’s Royal.

Thursday night’s Joker’s Wild race would get off to a slow start as a storm blew through the speedway. Waiting out the delay, McMahan would time the All Star Performance/KSE Racing Products/FK Indy machine in 11th fastest.

Going from sixth to fourth in his heat, the Nashville, TN driver would advance into the feature event where he would line up in the 13th starting position. On the fast Eldora Speedway, McMahan would move up inside the Top-10 in the early goings of the feature event. Tripping over the cushion and nearly getting over, McMahan would get gathered back up as he slipped back to finish 17th.

Friday night’s Knight Before the Royal event would see McMahan’s night get off to a bit of a tough start as he timed in 15th quickest during his qualifying flight, before finishing fifth in his heat race.

Lining up 12th in the semi, McMahan would pick up a couple of positions in the 12-lap affair, but an eighth place finish would not transfer the Destiny Motorsports entry into the feature event.

Opting to use a World of Outlaws provisional, McMahan would tag the back of the pack where he would start 26th and finish 22nd.

Looking to put together a good end to a trying week, McMahan would time in 10th fastest out of the 53 entrants checked in for the King’s Royal.

Finishing sixth in his heat race, McMahan would not make the direct transfer to the feature event and would be forced into the LCQ.

Based on his heat race finish, McMahan would grid the field from the 16th starting position and have his work cut out for himself if he wanted to earn one of the four transfer spots.

In the 12-lap race, McMahan would pick up five positions as he finished 11th, but would not make the King’s Royal feature event.

“It’s disappointing to not make features, especially at one of our biggest races of the year,” McMahan said. “We timed in well, and really needed to get out of our heat race, but it didn’t happen. It’s a very busy month with a lot of racing, so the best thing to do is get ready for Tuesday night at Lernerville, and move forward and be better. Thanks to Rick and Barb Rogers for standing behind us and supporting us.”

Destiny Motorsports would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, Champion Brand Lubricants, All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, FK Indy, HRP, KPC, PPM Titanium, Chalk Stix, Wilwood, Keizer Wheels, Simpson, Petersen Media, My Race Pass, Speedway Engines, FK Rod Ends, Boss Signs and Graphics, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, and BulterBuilt for their continued support.

2017 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-56, Wins-0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-17.

ON TAP: McMahan and the Destiny Motorsports team are slated to travel to Lernerville Speedway Tuesday night, Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday night, before making a long awaited return to Ransomville Speedway on Sunday.

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

 

 

Tickets on sale for World of Outlaws event at Salina Highbanks Speedway on October 21

SALINA, OKLA. — July 17, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale for the Twister Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Saturday, October 21. Tickets can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Daryn Pittman, who hails from Owasso, Oklahoma, which is about an hour from Salina Highbanks Speedway, won at the track for the first time last year. The win was a popular one, with many family and friends in attendance. Each of the last two years, an Oklahoma-born World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competitor has won at the track, with Bixby’s Shane Stewart, victorious in 2015.

Joey Saldana won at Salina in 2014, while Craig Dollansky scored the win in the inaugural World of Outlaws event at Salina Highbanks Speedway in 2011 and was victorious again in 2013.

Battling Sweet, Pittman and Schatz in 2017 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including David Gravel, who is third in points and already has a career-high 10 wins this season. Stewart who has four win, is fourth in the current standings. Jason Johnson, the winner of the 2016 Knoxville Nationals has a couple of victories thus far in 2017 and is sixth in points.

Sheldon Haudenschild, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, currently rides seventh in points, followed by veteran driver Kraig Kinser, who recently won his first race of the season, in eighth. Logan Schuchart, who has three wins, is currently ninth in points, with Jason Sides rounding out the top-10.

Paul McMahan is just outside the top-10 in points, as is defending Rookie of the Year Greg Wilson. Also back on the road this year are young drivers Jacob Allen from Pennsylvania and Clyde Knipp from Missouri. Brent Marks from Pennsylvania is also contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the year Award in 2017.

Tickets for the Twister Showdown, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Salina Highbanks Speedway on Saturday, October 21 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Tickets on sale for FVP Platinum Battery Shootout, featuring the World of Outlaws at Lakeside Speedway on October 20

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — July 17, 2017 — Tickets are now on sale for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday, October 20 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023. The event is being run in conjunction with the NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway, which is less than 10 miles from Lakeside Speedway.

Brad Sweet scored a thrilling win at Lakeside last season over his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman. Joey Saldana led early in the race, before Sweet took the top spot, using a strong restart, following a caution. Pittman is a past winner at Lakeside, as is eight-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz.

Battling Sweet, Pittman and Schatz in 2017 is a talented group of full-time competitors, including David Gravel, who is third in points and already has a career-high 10 wins this season. Shane Stewart who has four win, is fourth in the current standings. Pittman, who is a past winner at Lakeside, currently rides fifth in points. Jason Johnson, the winner of the 2016 Knoxville Nationals has a couple of victories thus far in 2017 and is sixth in points.

Sheldon Haudenschild, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, currently sits seventh in points, followed by veteran driver Kraig Kinser, who recently picked up his first win of the season, in eighth, Logan Schuchart, who has three wins, is ninth and Jason Sides rounds out the top-10.

Paul McMahan is just outside the top-10 in points, as is defending Rookie of the Year Greg Wilson. Also back on the road this year are young drivers Jacob Allen from Pennsylvania and Clyde Knipp from Missouri. Brent Marks from Pennsylvania is also contending for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the year Award in 2017.

Tickets for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lakeside Speedway on Friday, October 20 can be purchased online at http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling 815-344-2023.

For more information on tickets, visit http://slspromotions.ticketforce.com.

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The Players In-Depth: Big Money, Points on the Line in Oswego’s Mr. Supermodified TCCS Showdown

OSWEGO, NY (July 17, 2017) – As the first “major” of the Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear prepares to take the green at Oswego Speedway this Saturday, we take an in-depth look at the TCCS players set to take on the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified – worth double TCCS points.

Dave Shullick Jr.: Shoe 2 has been the man to beat at Oswego Speedway this season with four wins on the year, including both of the TCCS point paying events on May 13 and June 10. Shullick leads the TCCS Driver of the Year standings, crossing over between the John Nicotra Racing non-wing No. 2 and the Bodnar Motorsports winged No. 95, but has only scored one top five finish in the Mr. Super event during his career with a fourth-place finish in 2016. Most would say Shullick is the odds-on favorite to become the first Ohio driver to win the Mr. Supermodified title event since Gene Lee Gibson won the inaugural race in 1987, especially with Shullick driving from 12th to the win at Oswego on July 15.

Otto Sitterly: Seven-time is a three-time winner of the Mr. Supermodified event at Oswego, with his most recent win coming in the 2015 running – a barn burner between himself, Ray Graham, and Michael Barnes. Like Shullick, Sitterly has shared time this year in the TCCS ranks between Nicotra Racing and Bodnar Motorsports, making him only eligible for Driver of the Year, where he currently ranks second. Still seeking his first Oswego win since September of 2015, Sitterly has been fast all year at the Big O, but more often than not, plagued with issues. A $10,000 win on Saturday would be a welcome triumph for Sitterly, and put him right back on the heels of Shullick in the Driver of the Year category.

Joe Gosek: ‘Double 0’ Joe is the only driver in the TCCS lineup that has won both an Oswego Speedway and ISMA championship during his Hall of Fame tenure. Gosek is cut from the old school cloth of Super racing, which would see drivers travel anywhere and everything to compete, and he has done that again this season. While Gosek’s ISMA trips have been trying, his Top5 finishes in Oswego’s TCCS races have him in the thick of the TCCS battle as he currently rides third in the Driver of the Year standings and leads the Supermodified of the Year same car championship. While Gosek has received nearly every accolade possible at Oswego, he has yet to win the Mr. Supermodified title despite finishing second no fewer than eight times since 1987. With $10,000 on the line Saturday and up to $12,000 in TCCS point fund money in his sight, a win this Saturday would go a long way for the Gosek team.

Michael Muldoon: An Oswego Speedway regular season winner this year, Muldoon joins Gosek as a driver that has run every TCCS event so far in 2017 behind the wheel of the same race car, having travelled to both Lancaster Speedway and Stafford Speedway for ISMA action. Muldoon sits fourth in the driver standings and third in the same car standings, thanks to a terrific top ten run at Stafford in June. While the points do not yet add up, Muldoon and team have so far been the most successful cross over candidates this season with their No. 15 Supermodified. While young Muldoon has never won the Mr. Supermodified, his father won the race twice, and a third family win in the $10,000 special is a very real possibility.

Dave Danzer: The driver of the family owned No. 52, Danzer joins Gosek and Muldoon as teams that have competed in all of the TCCS events this year, as Danzer is chasing ISMA full-time in 2017. Running fifth in the driver standings and second in the Supermodified standings, Danzer is a two-time winner of the Mr. Supermodified and the defending champion. While Danzer only has one Top5 at Oswego this season, he will certainly be a threat in an event he has made his own in recent seasons.

Tim Snyder: The ‘Zero Hero’ has missed only one TCCS event this season as he rides sixth in the driver championship and fourth in the Supermodified championship. Snyder has been the model of consistency this season with Oswego and the TCCS and is one of the front runners for a big night this weekend at Oswego. With five Top5 finishes in the Mr. Supermodified, Snyder is no doubt a veteran of the event, and is eyeing his first win in the high stakes championship.

Joey Payne: The ‘Jersey Jet’ joined forces with California based car owner Don Penix this year and has only missed the Lancaster show on the TCCS calendar. Payne has come alive at Oswego in recent weeks in non-wing action, showing the speed necessary to be a contender this weekend with $10,000 for the taking. With drops not yet factored in, Payne sits seventh in the driver championship and fifth in the Supermodified championship heading into the weekend. A Mr. Supermodified win for Payne would be a first, and it would be memorable for sure.

Dave Gruel: Dave Gruel nearly won the Oswego track championship a year ago, but has not gotten off to as good of a start in 2017. A third-place finish in the Independence Grand Prix, coupled with a trip to Lancaster Speedway, has kept Gruel in contention so far in the TCCS campaign. With the double-point season going into effect on Saturday, anyone of the TCCS registrants stands a chance at the TCCS championship, and Gruel will definitely be a factor. Since joining the division in 2010, Gruel has three Top5 finishes in the Mr. Supermodified, but has yet to score a victory. Saturday could be the day.

Dave McKnight: Canadians Dave McKnight and Gary Morton have been in the thick of the TCCS hunt all season, despite missing Oswego’s Independence Grand Prix due to an engine failure. Thanks to drops, McKnight is still in the hunt but will need a stout showing this Saturday in the Mr. Supermodified championship to get back on track. A veteran of the Mr. Supermodified, McKnight has four Top5 finishes in the $10,000 to win event, including a second in 1996 behind Pat Abold.

Jeff Abold: Abold is the defending winner of another big money event at Oswego, known as the Budweiser International Classic 200. Abold’s father is a two-time winner of the Mr. Super and Jeff would love to join the list this Saturday. While Abold has yet to run a wing event this season, his mandatory three wing events will begin with the Hy-Miler Nationals at Sandusky Speedway next weekend, making Abold a sleeping contender in the TCCS format.

Tim Jedrzejek: ‘Timmy J’ returns to Oswego this weekend with Danzer Racing to continue his quest for the TCCS driver’s crown, while also eyeing a Mr. Supermodified championship. Like Shullick and Sitterly, Jedrzejek has shared time this season between two teams, as he continues to barnstorm the ISMA circuit in the Lane Racing No. 97. While the points are not yet in Jedrzejek’s favor, the Classic portion of the schedule will make him a legitimate title contender especially with his favorable track record in Sandusky Speedway’s Hy-Miler Nationals.

Keith Shampine: Now a two-time winner at Oswego Speedway, Shampine joins Abold as an Oswego racer that must compete at both nights of the Hy-Miler Nationals to remain eligible in the TCCS. Shampine went to victory lane in one of the TCCS Twin 35 events at Oswego in June and as a result could show strong in the TCCS driver standings with a good run on Saturday in the Mr. Supermodified. It will all be for not however, if Shampine is not in action in the Friday night 40-lapper at Sandusky. A Supermodified competitor since 2005, Shampine has one top five finish in the Mr. Super, coming in 2007.

Howard Page: Page returned to the sport this season to tackle the TCCS and has so far run the races he has needed to leading to this weekend’s Mr. Supermodified. Another veteran campaigner that is used to the days of crossover Supermodified action, Page finished 12th in both legs of the Twin 35’s at Oswego and ran 18th at Lancaster. While he has never won the Mr. Supermodified, Page has finished third twice in 1998 and 2000.

If interested in helping to support the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing feel free to contact series promoter Dan Kapuscinski by e-mail at dkapuscinski00@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 708-7544.

To learn more about Oswego Speedway, visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com and be sure to visit www.ismasupers.com for more information on the International Supermodified Association.

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

Past Champions of the $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified Mike Ordway: 6 (’90, ’91, ’93, ’02, ’03, ’04) Greg Furlong: 3 (’01, ’05, ’07) Otto Sitterly: 3 (’06, ’13, ’15) Mike Muldoon: 2 (’88, ’98) Pat Abold: 2 (’92, ’96) Bob Goutermout: 2 (’99, ’00) Bob Magner: 2 (’08, ’09) Ray Graham: 2 (’10, ’11) Dave Danzer: 2 (’14, ’16) Gene Lee Gibson: 1 (’87) Doug Heveron: 1 (’89) Steve Gioia Jr.: 1 (’94) Doug Didero: 1 (’95) Tim Gareau: 1 (’97) Kody Graham: 1 (’12)

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Standings: (as of July 1) 1. Dave Shullick Jr.*** - 459 2. Otto Sitterly – 379 3. Joe Gosek – 360 4. Michael Muldoon – 353 5. Dave Danzer – 350 6. Tim Snyder – 308 7. Joey Payne – 283 8. Dave Gruel – 277 9. Dave McKnight – 249 10. Jeff Abold – 243 11. Tim Jedrzejek – 241 12. Keith Shampine – 225 13. Chris Perley – 133 14. Howard Page - 129

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Standings: (as of July 1) 1. Gosek Racing 00 – 360 2. Danzer Racing 52 – 354 3. Muldoon Racing 15 – 353 4. Snyder Racing 0 – 308 5. Penix Racing 14 – 283 6. Gruel Racing 50 – 277 7. Morton Racing 70 – 249 8. Team Abold Racing 05 – 243 9. Osetek Racing 55 – 225 10. Miller Racing 11 – 133 11. Page Racing 18 - 129

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule: May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr. June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing) – Trent Stephens June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr. June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing) – Ben Seitz July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr. July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)** July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing) July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)** September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)** September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)** ** - Indicates Double Point Shows

Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

 

 

Reutzel to the Black Hills after Strong Grizzly Finishes

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (July 14, 2017) – Aaron Reutzel keeps grinding away in the Lucas Oil ASCS National championship points chase, posting another pair of top five finishes in last weekend’s Grizzly Nationals at Belgrade, Montana’s Gallatin Speedway to close to within 50 points of the lead in the $60,000 title chase.

After finishes of third and fourth at Gallatin Speedway, action resumes for Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team with a weekend double at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD, on Friday and Saturday.

“It wasn’t too bad,” Reutzel said of last weekend’s Montana outing.

It began with a run from fourth to second in Friday night heat race action to land in the redraw. “The redraw was important, you really needed to be in the first couple of rows to have a chance to get the lead before the rubber laid down,” Reutzel explained.

Instead, Reutzel drew the eight pill, putting the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions machine outside the fourth row in the starting grid.

“I knew I had to be on the gas the first couple of laps to get as close to the leaders as I could,” Reutzel explains. “By the second lap I was running fifth, then the rubber really laid down.”

Gaining those three positions at the outset proved beneficial, with Reutzel then capitalizing on opportunities to climb to third by the end of the race.

“Skylar Gee got together with a lapped car to move us up to fourth and then Seth (Bergman) blew a tire on the last lap to get us to third,” Reutzel said of the drive that locked the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited entry into Saturday’s Grizzly Nationals finale.

The redraw worked to Reutzel’s advantage with the driver of the No. 87 Sprint Car landing the pole position.

Some last minute track work mixed things up this time though.

“They re-watered the track right before the feature,” Reutzel says. “We really had to chase the track around early, it changed every lap.”

By the fourth lap, some rubber began to appear on the surface.

“I started protecting in the rubber, but the top was still a little faster where it was still wet,” Reutzel says. “It took about ten laps before the rubber got fast.”

Before then, Gio Scelzi raced by on the high side. “I went up there, and then Wayne (Johnson) slid me,” Reutzel relates. “I slid back a little early and just never could recover.”

Reutzel still made another strong night of it, finishing fourth in the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance machine.

Now, Reutzel and crew are ready for Rapid City, South Dakota’s Black Hills Speedway. In four Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour features at Black Hills Speedway over the last three years, Reutzel has finished no worse than fourth.

“We have always been fast there, we just haven’t got the win yet,” Reutzel says.

Reutzel has been climbing upward with a fourth-place showing at Black Hills in 2015 and then finishes of second and third last year. He looks for the top step of the podium this weekend.

2017 Quick Stats: 43 races, 4 wins, 16 top-fives, 23 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, SD, on Friday and Saturday, July 14-15.

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.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through July 13

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 770; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 736; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 732; 4. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 729; 5. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 679; 6. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 665; 7. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 659; 8. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 652; 9. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 631; 10. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 619; 11. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 618; 12. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 616; 13. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 605; 14. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 592; 15. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 586; 16. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 572; 17. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 568; 18. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 559; 19. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 558; 20. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 549.

Allstar Performance State Point Standings

California – 1. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 376; 2. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 375; 3. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 368; 4. Christopher Ennis, Bakersfield, Calif., 367; 5. Tanner Boul, Auberry, Calif., 328; 6. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 315; 7. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 303; 8. Scott Meisner, Fresno, Calif., 295; 9. Jared Faria, Tipton, Calif., 288; 10. Michael Schott, Tulare, Calif., 255.

Colorado – 1. Zac Taylor, Green River, Wyo., and Lonnie Cox, Elbert, Colo., both 183; 3. Scott Rhoades, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 147; 4. Todd Plemons, Arvada, Colo., 145; 5. Nic Sutton, Arvada, Colo., 137; 6. Buddy Tubbs, Colorado Springs, Colo., 135; 7. Brad Wasson, Fort Morgan, Colo., 128; 8. Nick Haygood, Denver, Colo., 115; 9. Ryan Ellinger, Thornton, Colo., 96; 10. Todd Pud­will, Rapid City, S.D., 93.

Iowa – 1. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 303; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 295; 3. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 289; 4. Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 287; 5. Mike John­ston, Des Moines, Iowa, 273; 6. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 264; 7. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 251; 8. Devin Wignall, Altoona, Iowa, 249; 9. Nathan Mills, Bondurant, Iowa, 236; 10. Greg Black, Des Moines, Iowa, 215.

Indiana - 1. Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., 192; 2. Jared Fox, Bloomington, Ind., 184; 3. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 170; 4. Brinton Marvel, Lizton, Ind., 164; 5. John Paynter Jr., Blooming­ton, Ind., 161; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 158; 7. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 149; 8. Eric Perrott, Sumner, Ill., 148; 9. Kendall Ruble, Vincennes, Ind., 140; 10. Joey Parker, Plainfield, Ind., 111.

Kansas – 1. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 177; 2. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 172; 3. Jed Werner, Codell, Kan., 161; 4. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 160; 5. J.D. Johnson, Wichita, Kan., 157; 6. Darren Berry, McCook, Neb., 155; 7. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 118; 8. Terry Rich­ards, Denton, Neb., 103; 9. Nate Berry, McCook, Neb., and Shane Sundquist, Bertrand, Neb., both 94.

Louisiana – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 190; 2. Tommy Johnson, Deridder, La., 183; 3. Joshua McCord, Bossier City, La., 141; 4. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 138; 5. Chris Hinson, Neder­land, Texas, 126; 6. Charles Sweetser, Morgan City, La., and Asa Lee Williamson, Pine­ville, La., both 103; 8. Johnny Brown, Orange, Texas, 102; 9. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 100; 10. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 79.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 596; 2. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 568; 3. Dave Becker, Belle Plaine, Minn., 504; 4. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 452; 5. Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn., 396; 6. Bruce Anderson, Trimont, Minn., 336; 7. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 315; 8. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 296; 9. Brandon Geldner, Madison Lake, Minn., 291; 10. Corey Kautz, Ankeny, Iowa, 286.

Nebraska – 1. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 521; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 505; 3. Toby Chap­man, Panama, Neb., 477; 4. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 455; 5. Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman, Neb., 443; 6. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 441; 7. Shayle Bade, Lincoln, Neb., 435; 8. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 425; 9. Terry Richards, Denton, Neb., 419; 10. Clint Benson, Papil­lion, Neb., 402.

New Jersey – 1. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 79; 2. Mark Bitner, Columbus, N.J., and Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., both 77; 4. Thomas C. Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 73; 5. Edward Wag­ner III, Newfield, N.J., 70; 6. Jeffrey Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., 67; 7. Jamie Kostic, Woolwich Town­ship, N.J., 64; 8. Bryant Davis, Norwood, Pa., 60; 9. Stefanie Carberry, Ringoes, N.J., 56; 10. Saman­tha Lieberman, Southampton, Pa., 53.

New York – 1. Thomas Radivoy, Circleville, N.Y., 245; 2. Jeff Trombely, Altamont, N.Y., and Bret Jaycox, East Durham, N.Y., both 232; 4. Dustin Purdy, Walton, N.Y., 223; 5. Dana Wagner, Sid­ney Center, N.Y., 218; 6. Sydney Prince, Killingworth, Conn., 216; 7. Emily VanInwegen, Sparrow Bush, N.Y., 214; 8. Kyle Smith, South Egremont, Mass., 205; 9. Eddie Strada, Lake Ariel, Pa., 204; 10. Dalton Herrick, McDonough, N.Y., 173.

Ohio – 1. Jim Lewis, Waverly, Ohio, 113; 2. Cale Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio, 104; 3. Andy Hill, Frank­fort, Ohio, 103; 4. Hunter Lynch, Ostrander, Ohio, 102; 5. Mike Downs, Chillicothe, Ohio, 101; 6. Joseph Allagree, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, both 97; 8. Jake Hesson, Marysville, Ohio, and Dilan Allagree, South Salem, Ohio, both 88; 10. Michael L. Ebersbach, Baltimore, Ohio, 81.

Oklahoma – 1. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 181; 2. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 179; 3. Chad Koch, Lakeside City, Texas, 177; 4. Tristan Oakes, Sand Springs, Okla., 156; 5. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 147; 6. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 146; 7. Joe Wood Jr., Newcas­tle, Okla., 124; 8. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 119; 9. Gary Owens, Pauls Val­ley, Okla., 113; 10. Michael Day, Greenville, Texas, 110.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 794; 2. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 665; 3. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 631; 4. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 616; 5. Cale Reigle, New­port, Pa., 605; 6. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 558; 7. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 479; 8. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 463; 9. Scott Ellerman, Landisburg, Pa., 457; 10. Greg Do­brosky, Kittanning, Pa., 445.

South Carolina – 1. Scott Lawrence, Concord, N.C., and Tim Perry, Mooresville, N.C., both 76; 3. Danny Jones, Concord, N.C., 75; 4. David William Duke II, Sumter, S.C., 74; 5. Nathan Emig, Beaufort, S.C., 69; 6. Duane Moore, Reevesville, S.C., and Bobby Courtwright, Evans, Ga., both 67; 8. Jake McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 39; 9. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 33; 10. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 32.

South Dakota – 1. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 176; 2. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 111; 3. Josh Sterrett, Huron, S.D., 94; 4. Taylor Ryan, Flandreau, S.D., 89; 5. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 78; 6. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., and Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., both 73; 8. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., Shane Fick, Brandon, S.D., and Blaine Stegenga, Valley Springs, S.D., each 69.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 923; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 743; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 703; 4. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 686; 5. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 666; 6. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 652; 7. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 559; 8. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 513; 9. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 492; 10. Jeb Ses­sums, Burleson, Texas, 491.

Virginia – 1. Anthony Linkenhoker, Louisa, Va., 362; 2. Anthony Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 352; 3. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 343; 4. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 339; 5. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 328; 6. Mike Keeton, Doswell, Va., 246; 7. Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., 217; 8. Joshua J. Perreault, Madison, Va., 163; 9. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 149; 10. Ryan Price, Ash­land, Va., 141.

 

 

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

A Busy Weekend At The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing

York Springs, Pa. – The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing continues with their 2017 summer activities. This weekend, on Friday and Saturday, the fourth annual community yard sale will occur at the Latimore Valley Fairground. The fairground complex is located beside the museum.

On Sunday, July 16, the museum will host the monthly roundtable discussion. This month the discussion will involve the life of noted racing mechanic Jim Strausbaugh. Former Sprint Car driver Ed Zirkle will be the guest speaker. The roundtable begins at 1 p.m.

The museum staff will have a display at the historic Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 28. Several restored racing machinery will be on display allowing racing fans photograph opportunities.

The 43rd Annual Eastern Museum of Motor Racing and Williams Grove Old Timers convention will begin on August 11th. The event will run through the 13th. This year the convention will be the Harry Fletcher Memorial, honoring the late, popular race car owner.

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

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

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

 

 

Joe Speakman Excited For Must See Racing's Ohio Invasion

NEW PHILIDELPHIA, Ohio – When the 2017 Must See Racing Sprint Car Series schedule was first announced during the offseason, among those most excited about the tour’s inaugural trip to Midvale Speedway was Richwood, Ohio veteran Joe Speakman.

After all, as his son and crew chief Braden put it, “It’s less than four hours from our house!”

With a smaller-budget, family-run race team, the Speakman family savors any chance they have to be able to race a little bit closer to home.

Not only will they get to accomplish that on Saturday during the inaugural Buckeye State Shootout, they’ll be able to fly the state flag as one of several Ohio representatives running full-time in the series this season.

Alongside two-time defending champion Jimmy McCune and his nephew Anthony, along with fellow veteran Jerry Caryer, Speakman makes up part of a strong and committed Buckeye State contingent for the Midvale event, admitting that it is a little bit extra-sweet to be able to race in front of a home crowd.

“It’s not just important because of the race being in Ohio, but it’s important because we want to keep improving every race,” said Speakman.

Driving a 1980s Shores Chassis that he modified years ago, Speakman has spent the early season fine-tuning the car, following a rebuild from a vicious crash at Shady Bowl Speedway last May.

Now, he feels like he and the team have found something going into their home race on Saturday.

“We're making a pretty big change to the top wing,” Speakman explained. “The way it was, when I would slide it back it would get really steep. The new mounting brackets should make it more consistent as the wing slider moves it.”

“I really feel like our Wasserbeck engine is right up there on power. I know we’ve got the right tools, so now it’s just about getting better and meeting our goals.”

Speakman enters the weekend tied for sixth in points with Caryer, with a best finish this season of seventh, scored last time out at Owosso Speedway on July 1.

His hope is to improve that mark by a handful of positions by the end of race day.

“Man, my goal this year has been to break into the top five,” Speakman explained. “We got closer at Owosso, but we weren’t quite there yet. The way I see it, there’s no better place to check off that goal than in my home state.”

Speakman adds that while it may not be obvious to outsiders, he and his car have made many strides compared to where they were last season.

“We have definitely been running faster lap times this year … and doing so with two-race old tires,” Speakman said. “Also, our finishes have improved. Part of that is just my getting used to running the 410, plus working with my setup. Thanks to Braden for his help. I love doing this but if he ever decided to quit, I would probably have to call it quits also. Racing is a family sport and I couldn’t do this without him.”

“I would also like to thank Jeff and Linda Bloom for making me feel comfortable to come and talk to Jeff for advice, or just to hang out and chat. Also a big thank you to Jim and Jimmy McCune for their help at the track, borrowing stuff from them and the helpful advice they give; it’s all been a benefit to me this year.”

Jimmy McCune enters the Midvale event, which is the only series stop in the state of Ohio this season, with a 55-point lead over National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Bloom in the championship standings.

McCune’s nephew Anthony sits a career-high third in points through four events, three back of Bloom.

Gates at Midvale Speedway open at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, with hot laps kicking off at that time. Qualifying will roll off at 5 p.m., as the Must See Racing sprint cars take aim at the all-time Midvale track record, followed by racing action at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on Must See Racing, including driver and team news, points standings, results, schedule updates and more, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Triple Crown Championship Series ‘Major’ Schedule Begins July 22 at Oswego’s $10,000 to win Mr. Supermodified

OSWEGO, NY (July 14, 2017) – With five Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series events presented by ASI Racewear already in this season, the schedule truly heats up on July 22 with the first major of the year featuring Oswego Speedway’s $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified 75.

The 31st running of the Mr. Novelis Supermodified title event is the first of four double-point major events on the TCCS schedule joined by the Hy-Miler Nationals 100 at Sandusky Speedway, Oswego’s Budweiser International Classic 200, and the Star Speedway Classic 150.

The 40-lap Friday night portion of Hy-Miler weekend at Sandusky is single points.

TCCS drivers and teams have worked all year long to put themselves in the best position possible at single point events, leading to the Classic portion of the schedule. Now, good finishes in these four major events are what will decide the inaugural champions of the Bentley Warren Driver of the Year and Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year championships.

Three TCCS drivers standout in terms of the Mr. Supermodified event including Otto Sitterly, Dave Danzer, and Joe Gosek.

Sitterly, a three-time champion of the event, went to victory lane in 2006, 2013, and 2015 with two of those victories coming behind the wheel of the John Nicotra Racing No. 7. Sitterly has not won at Oswego now since September of ’15, despite showing weekly speed. Running second in the driver of the year standings, Sitterly could mount a charge on July 22 with a double-point victory.

Danzer is a two-time champion of the event, including last year’s historic 30th annual championship. While Danzer has not been a weekly runner at Oswego this season, he has chased TCCS points and currently rides second in the same car championship and fifth in the driver standings. The Mr. Supermodified could be the perfect jumpstart to Danzer’s Classic season.

Gosek has never won the Mr. Supermodified, but he has finished second an astonishing eight times since the first event was run in 1987. Currently Gosek leads the same car TCCS standings and rides third in the driver standings, with Oswego being a bright spot for the 00 team this season. Despite destroying their racer on May 13, Gosek has bounced back to collect five Top 5 finishes at the Big O this year. Gosek hopes to continues his Oswego and TCCS streak with a first-time victory in the 75-lap, $10,000 to win crown jewel.

In order for any of these drivers to win at Oswego on July 22 they will likely have to stop TCCS Driver of the Year point leader and current Oswego high point man, Dave Shullick Jr. Shullick has three Oswego wins this season and is no doubt eyeing to become the first Mr. Supermodified winner from Ohio since Gene Lee Gibson won the inaugural race in ’87.

Joining this crew of pilots at Oswego on July 22 will be TCCS regulars Michael Muldoon, Tim Snyder, Joey Payne, Dave Gruel, Jeff Abold, Keith Shampine, and Howard Page.

Dave McKnight is believed to have made repairs to his No. 70 machine to also be in action, while it is also expected that Tim Jedrzejek will be behind the wheel of the Danzer Racing No. 52 – neither were confirmed as of publication.

If interested in helping to support the Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing feel free to contact series promoter Dan Kapuscinski by e-mail at dkapuscinski00@gmail.com or by phone at (315) 708-7544.

To learn more about Oswego Speedway, visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com and be sure to visit www.ismasupers.com for more information on the International Supermodified Association.

About the TCCS: The Triple Crown Championship Series of Supermodified Racing, a promotional Supermodified series, was formed by Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions in conjunction with Oswego Speedway and the International Supermodified Association. The 10-race joint venture, which helps to provide bonus money for Supermodified drivers and owners, would not be possible without the support of Shea Concrete Products, ASI Racewear, A&P Automotive, Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers as well as the support and dedication of the participating TCCS race teams and the loyal Supermodified fan base.

Past Champions of the $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified
Mike Ordway: 6 (’90, ’91, ’93, ’02, ’03, ’04)
Greg Furlong: 3 (’01, ’05, ’07)
Otto Sitterly: 3 (’06, ’13, ’15)
Mike Muldoon: 2 (’88, ’98)
Pat Abold: 2 (’92, ’96)
Bob Goutermout: 2 (’99, ’00)
Bob Magner: 2 (’08, ’09)
Ray Graham: 2 (’10, ’11)
Dave Danzer: 2 (’14, ’16)
Gene Lee Gibson: 1 (’87)
Doug Heveron: 1 (’89)
Steve Gioia Jr.: 1 (’94)
Doug Didero: 1 (’95)
Tim Gareau: 1 (’97)
Kody Graham: 1 (’12)

Bentley Warren Driver of the Year Standings: (as of July 1)
1. Dave Shullick Jr.*** - 459
2. Otto Sitterly – 379
3. Joe Gosek – 360
4. Michael Muldoon – 353
5. Dave Danzer – 350
6. Tim Snyder – 308
7. Joey Payne – 283
8. Dave Gruel – 277
9. Dave McKnight – 249
10. Jeff Abold – 243
11. Tim Jedrzejek – 241
12. Keith Shampine – 225
13. Chris Perley – 133
14. Howard Page - 129

Jim Shampine Supermodified of the Year Standings: (as of July 1)
1. Gosek Racing 00 – 360
2. Danzer Racing 52 – 354
3. Muldoon Racing 15 – 353
4. Snyder Racing 0 – 308
5. Penix Racing 14 – 283
6. Gruel Racing 50 – 277
7. Morton Racing 70 – 249
8. Team Abold Racing 05 – 243
9. Osetek Racing 55 – 225
10. Miller Racing 11 – 133
11. Page Racing 18 - 129

Shea Concrete Triple Crown Championship Series presented by ASI Racewear

Schedule:
May 13 – Oswego Speedway 67th Season Opener (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 3 – ISMA Lancaster Speedway (Wing) – Trent Stephens
June 10 – Oswego Speedway Twin 35’s (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
June 23 – ISMA Stafford Speedway (Wing) – Ben Seitz
July 1- Oswego Speedway Independence Grand Prix (Non-Wing) – Dave Shullick Jr.
July 22 – Oswego Speedway Mr. Suprermodified (Non-Wing)**
July 28 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Fast 40 (Wing)
July 29 – ISMA Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler Nationals (Wing)**
September 3 – Oswego Speedway International Classic (Non-Wing)**
September 9 – ISMA Star Speedway Classic (Wing)**
** - Indicates Double Point Shows

Feature Points Only, Oswego 100-point format
Best (3) Non-Wing finishes, combined with best (3) wing finishes count toward (6) race point total

 

 

6th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial At Ogilvie Raceway July 22

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director

The sprint car community gathers each year to honor and celebrate the life of sprint car fan, mechanic and car owner Davey Tabor during what has quickly become one of the premier events on the UMSS winged sprint car schedule each season. This year the sixth running of the Davey Tabor Memorial will be be held for the first time at the Ogilvie Raceway on Saturday evening July 22. The event has a five year history with five different winners. Brooke Tatnell, Scotty Thiel, Jerry Richert Jr., Thomas Kennedy and Chris Graf have all parked in Rock Auto Victory Lane to celebrate a Tabor Memorial win. The first four years the event was held at the St. Croix Valley Raceway. Last year it moved to Princeton.

For the 2017 edition, Margaret Tabor has generously added an extra $334 for the winner, $234 for second, $134 in positions three through five, $109 to positions six through ten, $84 from eleventh through fifteen, and an extra $59 from sixteenth through twenty in the UMSS winged sprint car feature race. It is also the third race in the Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports Series resulting in an additional $1,500 added to several positions in the feature.

The UMSS will run their usual double-round of qualifying races that evening with drivers earning passing and finishing points in both the Ultimate Sprint Heats and Challenge Races. Each Challenge Race will pay the winner $34 courtesy of the Margaret Tabor. The total added contribution to the UMSS winged sprint purse from Margaret Tabor will be $2,298. Margaret Tabor will also add $34 to every finishing position in the Traditional sprint car feature race up to 20 positions. That means the Tabor contribution to both purses alone will tally nearly $3,000. GRP Motorsports is also adding $50 to the top two spots in the Traditional feature race making it $434 to win and $334 for second.

The 25 lap UMSS winged sprint car feature race at Ogilvie Raceway on July 22 is scheduled to pay out as follows: (1) $1,634, (2) $1,034, (3) $734, (4) $634, (5) $534, (6) $434, (7-15) $334, and (16-20) $259. Including the base purse from the track, the tremendous contribution by Margaret Tabor, and the Midwest Power Equipment and GRP Motorsports money, the total feature purse for the night based on 20 cars starting will be $9,305.

Come out and join the racing community on Saturday night July 22 at the Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota on what will prove to be a great evening filled with wonderful memories of our friend, Davey Tabor. Both UMSS divisions are on the program, giving race fans a chance to see the winged sprints and the Traditional non-winged sprints race for their only appearance of the season at the Big O.

 

 

Covington Comes Home 7th and 5th at Grizzly Nationals

CG Motorsports – Glenpool, Ok. (July 13, 2017) – Matt Covington earned a top-10 and top-5 finish during the Grizzly Nationals this last weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader.

Friday night’s action, at Gallatin Speedway, saw Covington go from 3rd to 2nd in the heat, earning him the 11th starting position for the feature.

During the feature event, Matt was able to work his way up to 7th, despite the rubbered-up track surface. His night ended with a solid 7th place finish.

“We had a good car on Friday and had made some progress about the time the track took rubber,” he said. “I did what I could early and got up into the top-10 and 7th about midway. I tried to make a couple moves but ending up losing spots by leaving the rubber. Fortunately, we were good enough to get those spots back. But, towards the end, everybody was just holding their line making it difficult to move forward any. But it still was a decent run for us.”

Saturday night began with Covington walking away from the draw table with a deep starting position for the Heat.

Despite starting 7th in the heat, Matt was able to capitalize and earn the night’s FSR Radiator High Point Driver title after charging from 7th to 2nd. His efforts landed him in the redraw where he unfortunately drew the 7 pill, placing him 4th row inside for the feature.

The feature track conditions were the same as the previous night, leaving the field to navigate a rubbered down surface. Matt was able to gain two positions and work into the top-5, but was then forced to fall in line in order to save his tires. He managed to maintain his place in 5th until the checkered flag waved.

“The track took rubber again,” Matt said. “I did my best to move forward early but, once I got into the top-5, I couldn’t do much more. We had another good car and I am proud of the effort we have put together lately. I can’t say enough about Tyler and all the hard work and hours he’s put in this year, especially this last month on the road.”

The fifth-place result earned Matt his 27th top-10 of the season and extended the streak to 13 consecutive races with a top-10 finish.

Covington and team will resume action with the ASCS National Tour this Friday and Saturday at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D.

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank all partners who have helped make the current 2017 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with many seasons to come: T&L Foundry, Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, Winters, Brodix, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, DMI Components, Keizer Wheels, ButlerBuilt, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Wesmar Racing Engines, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, STW Trailer sales, Edison Auto

2017 STATS: Starts-32, Wins-1, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-27

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STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2017 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95.

 

 

Up to Speed: Novelis Supermodified, Pathfinder Bank SBS Regulars Chasing Dave Shullick Jr. and Dave Cliff in Oswego's Summer Championship

OSWEGO, NY (July 13, 2017) - The third consecutive event in as many weeks will commence this Saturday at Oswego Speedway in the ‘Summer Championship’ for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS.

All of the action will begin with the start of hot laps at 4:30pm before group time trials will take place at 6:15pm. Racing will begin at 6:45pm.

Dave Shullick Jr. and Dave Cliff continue to expand their large points leads in their respective divisions.

Shullick has won three main events already in 2017 while the defending SBS champion Cliff is winless so far this season.

The Pathfinder Bank SBS division has seen five different winners in five shows through July 8, including two first time winners in Greg O’Connor and Jesse Bearup. Andrew Schartner, Mike Bond, and Jack Patrick have also visited victory lane this season.

While Shullick has been the clear cut favorite for victory week in and week out in the Supermodifieds, another first time winner in Keith Shampine, and most recently Michael Muldoon, have also made it to victory lane with Shampine thrilling a packed Oswego crowd while winning the Jim Shampine Memorial in honor of his uncle this past May.

Shullick leads his lately bad luck stricken teammate Otto Sitterly, defending champion Michael Barnes, four time podium finisher on the season Joe Gosek, and Shampine atop the standings.

Cliff leads Schartner in the SBS Road to the Championship by nearly 30 points ahead of Camden Proud, Dalton Doyle, and the most recent winner in the division, Jack Patrick.

The ‘Summer Championship’ event, implemented officially for both the Supermodified and SBS divisions back in 2014, has seen six different winners between the two classes including Randy Ritskes, Dave Danzer and Pat Lavery in the Supermodifieds and Russ Brown, Mark Castiglia and Dalton Doyle in the SBS.

All three of the defending SBS Summer Champions are expected to be in action this weekend including Brown, who will be making his second start with his brand new Hedger Chassis.

In the Supermodifieds, only Danzer is expected to join the field as far as former winners go, but he will be joined by the likes of Shullick, Gosek, Sitterly, Shampine, Muldoon, Dave Gruel, Jeff Abold, Tim Snyder, Brandon Bellinger, Lou LeVea Jr, Dan Connors, Hal LaTulip, Logan Rayvals, Bill Sharkey, Guard Nearbin, and more.

Novelis Supermodified Summer Champions:

2014 - Randy Ritskes

2015 - Dave Danzer

2016 - Pat Lavery

Pathfinder Bank SBS Summer Champions:

2014 - Russ Brown

2015 - Mark Castiglia

2016 - Dalton Doyle

WHAT:

Novelis Supermodified ‘Summer Championship’ 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS ‘Summer Championship’ 30 presented by C’s Beverage.

WHEN:

Saturday July 15, at Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY. Pit gates will open at 3:15pm, grandstands at 4:30pm, hot laps at 4:30pm, time trials at 6:15pm, racing at 6:45pm.

WHERE:

Oswego Speedway is located at 300 East Albany St. in Oswego, NY.

TICKETS:

Padded reserved seats $20, general admission $15, Pit Passes $30, VIP $75. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (315) 342-0646. Kids 16 and under are free with paid adult. Active military are free with proper ID.

ON THE INTERNET:

Oswego Speedway – www.oswegospeedway.com

Twitter – @OswegoSpeedway

Facebook – facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway

YouTube – OswegoSpeedwayOnline

Live Updates can be seen on Twitter, Facebook, as well as the Oswego Speedway website.

ABOUT THE TRACK:

Oswego Speedway is a semi-banked 5/8 mile paved oval. The non-wing Novelis Supermodified track record is held by Joey Payne with a time of 15.802 seconds at 142.397 mph, established on August 29, 2014. The wing Supermodified track record is 14.730 seconds at 152.749 mph, set by Mike Lichty on May 28th, 2016. The official SBS track record is held by Russ Brown with a lap of 18.504 seconds at 121.595 mph set on September 2, 2016.

2017 Oswego Speedway - Novelis - Hoosier Tire - SUNOCO

Supermodified Driver's Championship

POS. ## DRIVER PTS.

1 2 DAVE SHULLICK JR*** 559

2 7 OTTO SITTERLY 502.5

3 68 MICHAEL BARNES 479

4 00 JOE GOSEK 477

5 55 KEITH SHAMPINE * 466

6 05 JEFF ABOLD 440.5

7 0 TIM SNYDER 439

8 15 MICHAEL MULDOON *432

9 02 BRANDON BELLINGER 417.5

10 50 DAVE GRUEL 399

11 83 LOU LEVEA JR 377

12 01 DAN CONNORS 374

13 56 HAL LATULIP 343

14 14 JOEY PAYNE 324

15 52 DAVE DANZER 322

16 94 LOGAN RAYVALS 274

17 18 HOWARD PAGE 141

18 71 BILL SHARKEY 138

19 70 DAVE MCKNIGHT 100

20 72 TIMMY JEDREZJEK 74

21 51 JOEY MORIARTY 72

22 78 GUARD NEARBIN 63

23 40 BOBBY MAGNER 61

Novelis Supermodified Rookie of the Year

POS. ## DRIVER PTS.

1 94 LOGAN RAYVALS 274

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger Award

DATE ## DRIVER

May 13th 0 TIM SNYDER

May 27th 00 JOE GOSEK

June 10th 02 BRANDON BELLINGER

June 10th 94 LOGAN RAYVALS

July 1st 2 DAVE SHULLICK JR

July 8th 00 JOE GOSEK

Supermodified Up and Comer Award

DATE ## DRIVER

May 13th 01 DAN CONNORS

May 27th 94 LOGAN RAYVALS

June 10th 01 DAN CONNORS

June 10th 01 DAN CONNORS

July 1st 83 LOU LEVEA JR

July 8th 83 LOU LEVEA JR

Brad Penn Oil Supermodified Heat Winners

DATE ## DRIVER

May 13th 02 BRANDON BELLINGER

May 13th 14 JOEY PAYNE

May 13th 2 DAVE SHULLICK JR

May 27th 15 MICHAEL MULDOON

May 27th 01 DAN CONNORS

May 27th 55 KEITH SHAMPINE

June 10th 14 JOEY PAYNE

June 10th 7 OTTO SITTERLY

June 10th 05 JEFF ABOLD

July 1st 51 JOEY MORIARTY

July 1st 7 OTTO SITTERLY

July 8th 7 OTTO SITTERLY

July 8th 2 DAVE SHULLICK JR

Enders Racing Engines Winners Certificates

DATE ## DRIVER

May 13th 2 DAVE SHULLICK JR

May 27th 55 KEITH SHAMPINE

June 10th 55 KEITH SHAMPINE

June 10th 2 DAVE SHULLICK JR

July 1st 2 DAVE SHULLICK JR

Supermodified Top5 Finishes

Top5's ## DRIVER

5 2 DAVE SHULLICK JR

5 00 JOE GOSEK

3 7 OTTO SITTERLY

2 68 MICHAEL BARNES

2 0 TIM SNYDER

2 55 KEITH SHAMPINE

2 14 JOEY PAYNE

2 05 JEFF ABOLD

2 15 MICHAEL MULDOON

1 52 DAVE DANZER

1 01 DAN CONNORS

1 94 LOGAN RAYVALS

1 50 DAVE GRUEL

1 02 BRANDON BELLINGER

Supermodified Top10 Finishes

Top10's ## DRIVER

5 0 TIM SNYDER

5 2 DAVE SHULLICK JR

5 00 JOE GOSEK

5 55 KEITH SHAMPINE

4 05 JEFF ABOLD

4 7 OTTO SITTERLY

4 68 MICHAEL BARNES

4 01 DAN CONNORS

3 94 LOGAN RAYVALS

3 14 JOEY PAYNE

3 02 BRANDON BELLINGER

3 83 LOU LEVEA JR.

3 15 MICHAEL MULDOON

2 50 DAVE GRUEL

2 52 DAVE DANZER

1 72 DAVE DANZER

1 56 HAL LATULIP

2017 Oswego Speedway - Pathfinder Bank- Hoosier Tire - SUNOCO

Small Block Supermodified Driver's Championship

POS. ## DRIVER PTS.

1 50 DAVE CLIFF 513

2 18 ANDREW SCHARTNER 484 *

3 54 CAMDEN PROUD 472

4 01 DALTON DOYLE 464

5 9 JACK PATRICK 453 *

6 37 JESSE BEARUP 447 *

7 04 KREIG HEROTH 447

8 74 MIKE BOND 428 *

9 90 GREG O'CONNOR 421 *

10 91 BARRY KINGSLEY 418

11 77 CAMERON ROWE 406

12 89 ANTHONY PISA 338

13 99 DENNIS RUPERT 319

14 22 MIKE BRUCE 319

15 15 JAMES BABCOCK 312

16 88 BRAD HAYNES 301

17 23 CAMERON BLACK 300

18 13 RUSS BROWN 248

19 2 ROB PULLEN 231

20 69 MARK CASTIGLIA 145

21 14 ALEX MCRAE 140

22 8 JOSH KERR 134

23 67 TYLER SHULLICK 98

24 87 MATT MAGNER 90

25 86 BRYAN HAYNES 69

26 93 STEVE WOOD 58

Pathfinder Bank SBS Rookie of the Year

POS. ## DRIVER PTS.

1 89 ANTHONY PISA 338

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award

DATE ## DRIVER

May 13th 13 RUSS BROWN

May 27th 15 JAMES BABCOCK

June 10th 86 BRAD HAYNES

July 1st 69 ROB PULLEN

July 8th 18 ANDREW SCHARTNER

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award

DATE ## DRIVER

May 13th 04 KREIG HEROTH

May 27th 74 MIKE BOND

June 10th 37 JESSE BEARUP

July 1st 90 GREG O'CONNOR

July 8th 9 JACK PATRICK

White's Car Care '4th Place' Award

DATE ## DRIVER

May 13th 54 CAMDEN PROUD

May 27th 91 BARRY KINGSLEY

June 10th 90 GREG O'CONNOR

July 1st 04 KREIG HEROTH

July 8th 86 BRAD HAYNES

Small Block Super Top 5 Finishes

Top5's ## DRIVER

4 50 DAVE CLIFF

3 54 CAMDEN PROUD

2 18 ANDREW SCHARTNER

2 91 BARRY KINGSLEY

2 74 MIKE BOND

2 90 GREG O'CONNOR

2 04 KREIG HEROTH

2 01 DALTON DOYLE

1 13 RUSS BROWN

1 77 CAMERON ROWE

1 37 JESSE BEARUP

1 9 JACK PATRICK

1 88 BRAD HAYNES

1 67 TYLER SHULLICK

Small Block Super Top10 Finishes

Top10's ## DRIVER

5 18 ANDREW SCHARTNER

5 9 JACK PATRICK

4 50 DAVE CLIFF

4 9 JACK PATRICK

4 37 JESSE BEARUP

4 01 DALTON DOYLE

4 91 BARRY KINGSLEY

4 04 KREIG HEROTH

4 54 CAMDEN PROUD

3 74 MIKE BOND

2 90 GREG O'CONNOR

2 77 CAMERON ROWE

2 86 BRAD HAYNES

1 13 RUSS BROWN

1 87 MATT MAGNER

1 15 JAMES BABCOCK

1 89 TONY PISA

1 69 ROB PULLEN

UP NEXT at Oswego:

Saturday, July 22 – Davis Brothers and Best Western/Quality Inn 31st Annual $10,000 to win Novelis Supermodified 50 and 25th Annual $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS 35

For more information on Oswego Speedway be sure to visit www.oswegospeedway.com. You can also LIKE the Oswego Speedway page at facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway, or FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway. To purchase tickets or order merchandise please call the speedway box office at (315) 342-0646.

 

 

Madsen, Starks and Baughman Capture Wins for Team ILP

Inside Line Promotions - COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (July 13, 2017) - Inside Line Promotions drivers Kerry Madsen, Trey Starks and Josh Baughman reached Victory Lane last weekend.

Madsen guided Big Game Motorsports to a sweep of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader on Friday and Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis.

Starks picked up his first career Pennsylvania Speedweek win and his first-ever triumph at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday. He also ended fourth on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

Baughman powered to his first victory of the season on Sunday at Double X Speedway in California, Mo. He also maneuvered from 12th to fifth place on Saturday in the 360ci winged sprint car class at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Other Team ILP competitors with at least one top-five finish include:

Derek Hagar recorded runner-up results on Friday at Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Miss., and on Saturday at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss., with the USCS Series.

Giovanni Scelzi also posted second-place finishes on Friday and Saturday during the Grizzly Nationals at Gallatin Speedway in Belgrade, Mont., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

Austen Wheatley earned a second-place result on Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash.

Marshall Skinner registered a third-place finish on Saturday at Whynot Motorsports Park with the USCS Series.

Brandon Hanks netted a third-place result with the ASCS Red River Region on Friday at Wichita Speedway in Iowa Park, Texas, and a fourth-place finish on Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

Ryan Bowers garnered a podium finish on Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway, where he placed third in the 360ci winged sprint car division.

Jason Sides charged from 16th to fifth on Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway during the World of Outlaws main event.

Henry Van Dam scored his first top five of the season on Saturday at Grays Harbor Raceway, where he placed fifth.

Seth Bergman opened the Grizzly Nationals with a fifth-place result on Friday at Gallatin Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

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To learn more information, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com or call 541-510-3663.

TEAM ILP WINS IN 2017 -

Jack Dover - 7 (Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 6 and May 13; I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 27; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 1 and June 3; Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on June 13 and Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on June 17); Kerry Madsen - 5 (Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on Feb. 11 and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 12 and June 2; and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7 and July 8); Derek Hagar - 4 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on March 4; I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1; Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., on May 29 and Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on July 2); Ray Allen Kulhanek - 4 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on April 22 and June 17; RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas, on May 26 and Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on June 3); Giovanni Scelzi - 4 (Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on May 5; Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on May 13; Antioch Speedway in Antioch, Calif., on June 3 and Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on June 10); Johnny Herrera - 3 (Wildcat Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., on Feb. 18 and Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces, N.M., on March 31 and April 1); Zac Taylor - 3 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on May 13 and I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on June 3 and June 17); Caleb Helms - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on March 24 and Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, on March 25); Chase Johnson - 2 (Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on June 9 and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on June 17); Travis Rilat - 2 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 20 and BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., on June 17); Marshall Skinner - 2 (Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on May 26 and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31); Trey Starks - 2 (Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on April 30 and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on July 7); Kevin Swindell Racing - 2 (Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on April 15 and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, on June 22); Austen Wheatley - 2 (Central Washington State Fair Raceway in Yakima, Wash., on March 31 and Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on May 20); Josh Baughman - 1 (Double X Speedway in California, Mo., on July 9); Seth Bergman - 1 (Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on May 6); Zach Blurton - 1 (U.S. 30 Speedway in Columbus, Neb., on April 27); Tommy Bryant - 1 (Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on March 25); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 19); Alex Hill - 1 (Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada on May 19); Danny Lasoski - 1 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 24); Zane Lawrence - 1 (Boyd Raceway in Boyd, Texas, on April 28); Anthony Miller - 1 (Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Easley, S.C., on Feb. 18); Dominic Scelzi - 1 (Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on June 24); Sammy Swindell - 1 (Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Ark., on June 9) and Channin Tankersley - 1 (Bronco Motor Speedway in Cleveland, Texas, on June 16).

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-Line-Promotions/151474394906077

 

 

Skinner Scores 10th Top Five of Season With USCS at Whynot Motorsports Park

Inside Line Promotions - MERIDIAN, Miss. (July 13, 2017) - Marshall Skinner earned a podium finish last Saturday to cap a solid weekend with the USCS Series.

The two-day weekend began on Friday at Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Miss., where Skinner advanced from seventh to sixth place in a heat race.

"Starting position was everything," he said. "When you start scratch in the heat race with a loaded heat it makes it tough. I think everyone in that heat race could have won the feature."

That lined Skinner up on the outside of the seventh row for the main event.

"I was decent, but there just wasn't a lot of passing," he said. "It was really hard to pass."

Skinner picked up a handful of positions to post a ninth-place result.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Whynot Motorsports Park, where Skinner won the dash from the pole before he charged from sixth to claim a heat race victory.

"I was really good there," he said. "I hated to give up that track position when I rolled the four-car inversion for the main event. I put Jordon (Mallett) and Derek (Hagar) on the front row. I rolled the dice and looked over at the lineup and thought, 'I've just given this race away.' The track was a momentum deal. If you didn't mess up out front you'd win."

Skinner quickly advanced from his fourth starting position into third place and he maintained the position until the checkered flag was waved.

"I was happy with it," he said. "Third is good, but I think those two (Mallett and Hagar) got better and I stayed the same. It's a small race track, but it races like a half mile because of the corner speed. You don't let off the gas. It could have been a different story if we were able to start on the front row."

Skinner will return to action this Saturday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark.

QUICK RESULTS -

July 7 - Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Miss. - Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 9 (14).

July 8 - Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. - Dash: 1 (1); Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s, 14 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Gant Concrete Pumping

Gant Concrete Pumping is a family owned company based in Savannah, Tenn. The company was started by Mark Gant when he purchased his first 36M pump in 2005. Mark and his son, Brandon, built the business with hard work and determination and have grown it to six locations. For more information, visit http://www.GantConcretePumping.com .

"Mark is a super nice guy and has been helping our team the last few years," Skinner said. "Gant Concrete Pumping covers a lot of territory throughout the south. I'd encourage anyone who's involved in general contracting to check them out."

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

 

 

Crunch Time in DCRP Title Chases as Saturday Approaches

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 13, 2017) – It’s getting down to it in the Dodge City Raceway Park championship chases.

The margin for error at this point of the season is minimal with only four nights of points racing action remaining beginning with Saturday’s Lewis Automotive Night at the 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.

Saturday’s card that fires off at 7:30 p.m. features the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Leading the way into Saturday’s card in their respective divisions are Taylor Velasquez, Clay Sellard, Jeff Kaup, Angel Munoz and Duane Wahrman. Two lead changes took place after the most recent round of competition on July 1 with more possible pending Saturday outcomes.

A look at the title chases…

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Taylor Velasquez leads the way as he tries to make it two title in a row, but Tyler Knight is keeping the heat on at just 23 points off the lead pace. Only Ty Williams has posted multiple wins, with four different winners in as many races after Williams topped the opening two rounds of action.

Feature Winners: Ty Williams 2, Jake Bubak 1, Tyler Knight 1, Jake Martens 1, Kevin Ramey 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Taylor Velasquez (Turpin, OK) 833, 2. Tyler Knight (Wright, KS) 810, 3. Kris Moore (Dodge City, KS) 740, 4. Jordan Knight (Wright, KS) 724, 5. Ty Williams (Arcadia, OK) 696, 6. (tie) Brandy Jones (Dodge City, KS) and Ross Essenberg (Wichita, KS) 676, 8. Brian Herbert (Dodge City, KS) 654, 9. Brandon Sprott (Dodge City, KS) 625, 10. Lance Davis 597.

IMCA Modifieds:

An eighth-place finish last time out on July 1, his fifth in six starts, was enough to move Clay Sellard atop the point charts with a 61-point advantage over Mike Lunow. Defending track champ Nick Link is another three points back in third with battles for position throughout the top ten.

After Cole Traugott won the opening pair of events, the last four features have offered up four different winners including Sellard, Randle McRoberts, T. Link and William Nusser.

Feature Winners: Cole Traugott 2, Tracy Link 1, William Nusser 1, Randle McRoberts 1, Clay Sellard 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Clay Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 787, 2. Mike Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 726, 3. Nick Link (Rolla, KS) 723, 4. Cole Traugott (Woodward, OK) 716, 5. Randy Wilson (Wichita, KS) 690, 6. Kevin Gray (Ulysses, KS) 682, 7. (tie) Kale Beavers (Pierceville, KS) and Jack Kirchoff (Garden City, KS) 677, 9. Tracy Link (Rolla, KS) 638, 10. Tom Beavers (Pierceville, KS) 629.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Woodward’s Jeff Kaup has opened up three-for-four to build up an 81-point lead as he guns for a third title in four years. In his wake, Newton’s Wiens brothers Alex and Kyle lead the way in a heated battle for second in points.

Feature Winners: Jeff Kaup 3, Dakota Sproul 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Jeff Kaup (Woodward, OK) 595, 2. Alex Wiens (Newton, KS) 514, 3. Kyle Wiens (Newton, KS) 510, 4. Dan Rogers (Buffalo, OK) 497, 5. Brian May (Spearville, KS) 482, 6. Jarett Lunow (Dodge City, KS) 478, 7. Kohl Ricke (Spearville, KS) 470, 8. Joey Maupin (Dodge City, KS) 456, 9. Kevin Tabor (Dodge City, KS) 396, 10. Tanner Brunson (Dodge City, KS) 356.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Angel Munoz is just five points shy of a perfect season after winning four of five features and finishing second in the other one. Near perfection has pushed Munoz out to lead of 122 points over Ondre Rexford, who made the jump up to second after the July 1 event. Rexford is just seven points ahead of Marlin Hogie in the battle for second.

Feature Winners: Angel Munoz 4, Michael Pepper 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Angel Munoz (Lamar, CO) 745, 2. Ondre Rexford (Parts Unknown) 623, 3. Marlin Hogie (Ulysses, KS) 616, 4. Travis Baird (Chester, OK) 519, 5. Dusty Witthuhn (Bazine, KS) 512, 6. Jack Pepper (Lakin, KS) 511, 7. Michael Pepper (Lakin, KS) 433, 8. Gregg Schell (Cheney, KS) 387, 9. Chris Oliver (Holcomb, KS) 339, 10. Ron Hartman (Ulysses, KS) 276.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Duane Wahrman became the first repeat winner last time out on July 1 to move atop the point charts, albeit by just a mere four-point margin over Reagan Sellard. Reigning champ Matt O’Hair is just 28 points off the lead pace as he tries to rebound from an early DNF.

Feature Winners: Duane Wahrman 2, Matt O’Hair 1, Reagan Sellard 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Duane Wahrman (Pratt, KS) 582, 2. Reagan Sellard (Bucklin, KS) 578, 3. Matt O’Hair (Laverne, OK) 554, 4. Tyler Walker (Dighton, KS) 537, 5. Brett Copeland (Fowler, KS) 512, 6. Gerald Walker (Dighton, KS) 492, 7. Norman Rogers 440, 8. Tom Reed (Kalvesta, KS) 431, 9. Danny Schulte 393, 10. Bryan Habiger (Ingalls, KS) 370.

Tickets for Saturday’s Lewis Automotive Night championship chase card are just $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

The 2017 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consists of 14 total nights of racing action, culminating with the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series for the “Boot Hill Showdown” on October 27-18. The complete 2017 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.

 

 

X-1 Race Cars Clients Produce Success Throughout N.Y. Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - MEXICO, Ind. (July 13, 2017) - X-1 Race Cars continues to achieve success through the 2017 season as X-1 competitors recently won three out of the five N.Y. Speedweek races.

Chuck Hebing and Jason Barney both captured wins throughout the busy week with Hebing claiming a pair of victories. Both drivers have seen a good amount of success so far this season.

"We've had really great race cars all year," Barney said. "We've won four races and finished in the top five in 15 out of 20 races."

Both drivers have been working with X-1 Race Cars Owner Ryan Linder for the last couple of years.

"I've seen a lot of racing equipment over the years," Hebing said. "Ryan is really meticulous as far as the quality of his frames and caring about what he does. He's definitely not a large production house, but he does a heck of a job."

Linder personally makes every one of the race cars that he sells and he's currently the only person in contact with them prior to distribution.

"I really appreciate the quality assurance that I get with X-1 Race Cars," Barney said. "Knowing the same person is going to be building my cars time and time again is comforting. It's nice to know that it's going to be the same process every time and that different people aren't going to be welding on my car."

Not only does Linder build the cars, he also provides tech support and his customers all work together to help each other.

"Between the tech support between Linder and Barney, they've made it a whole lot easier to survive against the young guns," Hebing said. "He's a great guy to work with."

Linder said he is actively seeking ways to streamline the production process without sacrificing the quality that his race cars are known for.

"I want the bigger teams to know that they won't have to wait a couple of months when they want a car built," he said. "We can cater to any team whether they want one race car or several each season."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.X1RaceCars.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/X-1-Race-cars-132228736836684

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

X-1 RACE CARS -

X-1 Race Cars is a custom sprint car chassis business that was established in 2010 by sprint car racer and master fabricator Ryan Linder. The company is relocating in 2017 to the Northeast to better serve a hotbed of sprint car racing in Central Pennsylvania and New York.

 

 

Countdown to I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals is Under Way!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 13, 2017) – There’s no question about it, fans of and competitors at I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals are already counting down the days until the 30th edition of the prestigious event is set to unfold atop the high-banked, ¼-mile clay oval in Arkansas’ capital city.

And that countdown is already down to double digits, as the 30th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires is just 13 weeks away on October 12-14.

Drivers from throughout the land will once again converge upon I-30 Speedway to vie for their share of the more than $100,000 that is doled out over the course of the weekend.

Battling through two preliminary nights to set the stage for the Saturday, October 14, STN finale, the ultimate STN champion will pocket a cool $15,000 with all championship feature starters earning at least $2,000.

The top three from each night’s preliminary nights will lock into the front three rows of the Saturday finale with the balance of the field being finalized in Saturday’s preliminary action.

Last year, Sprint Car racing legend Sammy Swindell matched Gary Wright atop the all-time STN win charts by racing to his fourth triumph in the prestigious event. Swindell’s fourth win, coming ahead of Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer and reigning Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson, followed previous triumphs in 2013, 2011 and 1990.

Swindell’s latest STN triumph followed a previous win by current Craftsman NASCAR truck star Christopher Bell with other past winners including the likes of Paul McMahan, Brad Sweet, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jason Meyers, Jason Johnson, Tim Montgomery, Gary Wright, Jason Sides, Mike Ward, Tim Crawley, Wayne Johnson, Pete Butler, Terry Gray, John Gerloff and Steve Kinser.

The Pertinent Info:

The What: 30th 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 12-14, 2017.

The Format: All competitors will be eligible to compete on either or both of the Thursday and Friday qualifying nights (no split field) after a Wednesday night Test ‘N Tune.

The top three from each qualifying night will be locked into Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start STN Championship Finale. Those six drivers will battle it out in Saturday’s Pack’s Dash for Cash to determine the alignment of the front three rows of the championship main event.

The balance of the field will aligned in Saturday night heats according to their top qualifying night score. Additional points will be awarded in Saturday heats to set the balance of the Saturday night feature lineups.

The Past Winners:

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

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.

 

 

A few Fernley 95A Speedway tidbits going into the next Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards event on Saturday July 29.

No muffler rule: With the event taking place in Nevada and no state fairgrounds sound regulations there will be no muffler rule on July 29. It will be the only event this season where that is the case.

Pit passes: Teams that compete on July 29 will receive three free pit passes courtesy of promoter Dan Simpson.

B-main money boosted: All non-transfer cars in the B-main will go home with a minimum of $200.

The facility is located 35-miles east from Reno. From Sacramento take I-80 East to exit 46 towards West Fernley, Nevada. Follow the road to Highway 95A and then make a right turn into the Fernley 95A Motor Sports Complex. The physical address is 1965 US 95A Fernley, Nevada 89408.

The Fernley 95A Speedway has been in existence since 1999. The overall facility also includes a road course, drag strip, moto cross track, off road course, gun range, paint ball facility and has been tabbed as “Racings Field of Dreams.”

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline & Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Chris Kenner Racing Specialties/ Security Race Products, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, Driven2SaveLives, Dynachrome, Finley Farms, Flying Squirrel, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Jockos Sprint Parts, Keizer Wheels, Light Up the World Beverages, LRB Inc., Menne Hay Inc., Moto Wear, Metal Works, Naake Suspension, Pit Stop USA, PT Shocks, Pyrotect Racing Cells, RacePartsTrader.com, R&R Racewear, Saldana Racing Products, Sellers Race Wings, Shifty Illusions, Team Ford of Woodland, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing and Winters Performance.

More information on the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards can be found at our official website www.sprintcarchallengetour.com – Be sure to also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sprintcarchallengetour and follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/360SCCT for the latest breaking news regarding SCCT.

Remaining events in 2017 for the Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards

Saturday July 29: Fernley 95A Speedway - Fernley, Nevada Friday August 25: Placerville Speedway Saturday August 26: Stockton Dirt Track (Salute to LeRoy Van Conett) Saturday November 4: Stockton Dirt Track (34th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson)

 

 

Dylan Westbrook, Jared Zimbardi, Chris Steele all set to battle for the 2017 Patriot Sprint Tour Canadian Series Championship This Weekend at Brockville and Cornwall

(Brockville, ONT) After three competitive PST Events in the province of Ontario, the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour is set to return to the Brockville-Ontario Speedway on Saturday, July 15, and the Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 16.

This will be the 25th time in tour history that the Patriots will be visiting Brockville, and the eighth time visiting the Cornwall Motor Speedway. Sundays race will also be the 300th event in Patriot Sprint Tour history. Ironically, this Sunday’s show will also pay $300 just to qualify. Both shows will also be $2,000 to win events.

The battle at the top of the PST Canada point standings has been close through three races as Dylan Westbrook holds a seven-point advantage over Jared Zimbardi. Chris Steele is in third with 403 points. Jake Brown and Cory Turner are separated by one point for the fourth spots with 388 and 387 points, respectively.

These two shows will be the final ‘full point’ events on the 2017 Canadian calendar with show up points being awarded at the 13th annual Canadian Sprint Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway on Saturday, September 16.

This is the second time the Patriots will be visiting Brockville this season when back in June, Rick Wilson scored his first PST victory in 11 years over Westbrook and Zimbardi. Chris Steele finished eighth that night.

Both shows will be presented by proud PST Marketing Partner, Fine Touch Collision of London, Ontario. Fine Touch has been proudly serving the London Area since 1985 specializing in Eco-Friendly “Water Base” paint products, Uni-Body Repairs & Frame Straightening, Custom Painting & Color Matching, fiberglass & plastic repairs. You can visit finetouchcollision.com for more information.

As always, all fans are encouraged to check out patriotsprinttour.com for up to the minute news, schedule info, point standings, etc. You can also like “Patriot Sprint Tour” on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and twitter.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2017 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Einstein Construction Group, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Evingham Site Excavation, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Shuttleworth Asphalt Sealing, ASI Racewear, Curtis Berleue Photography.

Patriot Sprint Tour Canadian Tour Point Standings: 1) 47x- Dylan Westbrook (421) 2) 35- Jared Zimbardi (414) 3) 80- Chris Steele (403) 4) 1-10- Jake Brown (388) 5) 97- Cory Turner (387) 6) 10- Mitch Brown ( 368) 7) 14h-Jim Huppunen (255) 8) 0- Glenn Styres (235) 9) 01k-Mikey Kruchka (231) 10) 91- Ryan Turner (220)

 

 

Racing Resumes at Mercer Raceway Park on American Cancer Society Racing for a Cure Night; Fireworks; and Bicycle Give Away

(Mercer, PA July 13, 2017): After a short summer vacation, the racing community will assemble again at Mercer Raceway Park on July 15 for an exciting Saturday Night Live! program featuring some of the area's best cars and stars. It will be Racing for a Cure night, too, so the American Cancer Society will be on hand to help celebrate the life of Karl Henning, a long-time member of the Dionise Race Team. But the action will not be confined to the tricky Mercer oval. At intermission time, attention will be turned to the skies overhead, as Pizza Joe's will present the annual fireworks display. And, what is more, two lucky children will leave the speedway with bicycles courtesy of Coca Cola.

Jack Sodeman, Jr. will lead the contingent of Precise Racing Products 410 Sprint Cars, and his protege, Darin Gallagher, will do the same in the Bonnell's Rod Shop 305 Sprint Cars. Their rivals are close in the points chase, so, with a little luck, Michael Bauer (410 Sprints) or Gregg McCandless (305 Sprints) could move out front. The same could be true in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, where Bobby Springer holds a slim advantage, and in Ray's Racing Collectibles/Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks, where Bill Fuchs sits atop the rankings. Only Jimmy Holden has a pretty safe margin in the Turn 4 Toilets 358 Modifieds, but the racing for the win will still be intense.

The gates will open at 4 p.m., with practice and qualifications starting at 5:30. Heat racing will follow.

Despite the extras, this program will have regular event ticket pricing. So, adults can get the full experience for just $13, seniors (60+) for $11, and students (9-15) for $5. The younger set (ages 8 and under) will be admitted for free, as always. Families can take advantage of the special Family Pass, for only $28, and that will apply for two adults and up to four minors of any age. The Pit Passes will be $30.

If you cannot make it to the speedway this weekend, there will be a new event on July 22, as the track will present the first Little Guys Nationals preview. The divisions will be the same appear in the gigantic fall finale.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park for 2107 include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Ritenour Equipment Center, Pizza Joe's, AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

 

 

Weller Dominates in His First Win of the Season

Josh Weller could breathe a sigh of relief on Tuesday night. Weller who was a 4-time URC winner in 2016 has had a season plagued with bad luck and mechanical issues. All of that was gone in just 25 laps on Tuesday night as Weller made a statement that the monkey was gone and he was back.

Weller and the Schearers VW & Audi Specialists #63 team headed to the Bridgeport Speedway on Tuesday night for the annual 3 for All event. A former winner of the event, Weller was hoping this was just what he needed. With 20 Capitol Renegade United Racing Club cars signed into the pit area, Weller started in the 3rd position for heat race 1. Weller brought home a 3rd place finish and qualified for the feature event.

With Weller redrawing position 4 for the 25-lap feature event, Weller took little time to head to the front. Weller overtook race leader Mark Bitner on lap 8 of the event and never looked back. Weller was pressured late in the race by defending URC champion Davie Franek, but was able to fend off all challengers en route to his first win of 2017. Weller also laid down the fastest lap in the feature event circling the large 5/8 at a time of 18.603. Only 2nd place Davie Franek and 4th place Mark Bitner were the other drivers in the 18 second bracket for the feature event.

Weller will be back in action on Friday July 21st at the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club will visit the Georgetown Speedway. Last year Weller finished 4th and 3rd in their two visits to the Delaware track. Weller will be looking to begin a new hot streak as the summer months heat up.

 

 

Stillwaggon Brings Home 8th at Bridgeport

Robbie Stillwaggon and the Quality Auto Body 89 team headed to Bridgeport Speedway on Tuesday night as part of the annual 3 for all event. Stillwaggon was looking to improve on his 6th place finish on Saturday night at the Delaware International Speedway.

With 20 Capitol Renegade United Racing Club cars signed into the pit area, Stillwaggon started 4th in heat race 2. At the drop of the green, Stillwaggon dropped into line behind race leader Justin Whittall. Stillwaggon reeled in the 16yr old driver and went wheel to wheel with Whittall finally overtaking the top position. Stillwaggon brought home a heat race 2 win.

Stillwaggon draw position 3 for the 25-lap feature event. As the green flag dropped, Stillwaggon into the 4th position and was running in the 5th position when the first caution came out. As the green flag dropped for the restart, Stillwaggon appeared to struggle a bit and fell back to the 7th position and was barely hanging on to 7th when pressured by the 47 of Adam Carberry. Stillwaggon fell back to 8th just before the feature ended. After the feature, it was discovered that a section of the belt in the right rear tire broke causing about a ¼ of the tire to be two inches bigger than the rest of the tire. Stillwaggon doesn’t recall ever experiencing or seeing that in all his years of racing.

Plans for this weekend were initially to head south and participate with the USCS series when they stop at Carolina Speedway and Lancaster Speedway but with a heavy chance of rain, the team will elect to go north to the Fonda Speedway when the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club visits the historic New York track.

 

 

Whittall’s Debut Spoiled by Engine Issues

Justin Whittall debuted his new Atlantic Utility Trailers Inc., Pioneer Auto Body, World Wide Bearings red white and blue 67w 360 sprint car on Tuesday night at the Bridgeport Speedway. Whittall was competing with the Capitol Renegade Untied Racing Club which was part of the annual 3 for all event at the 5/8-mile speedway.

With 20 cars signed into the pit area, Whittall started on the outside of the front row in heat race 2. As the field came to the green flag, Whittall jumped out to the lead and sped away from the rest of the field. If not for a late race pass by Robbie Stillwaggon, Whittall would have picked up another heat race win in 2017. By finishing 2nd, Whittall still qualified for the feature redraw where he drew the number 5.

Starting 5th for the 25-lap feature event, Whittall and the 67w team, ran solidly in the top 8 all race and with the laps winding down it appeared that Whittall was on his way to another top 10 finish. On lap 23, the caution flag flew, unfortunately it was for the 67w car which was stopped just outside of turn 4. Whittall was pushed to the pits where it was discovered that their motor had expired.

Whittall will now a few off weekends due to a family vacation and will be back in action on Friday July 28th at the Williams Grove Speedway. Also on the card for that weekend will be a back to back race night at the Selinsgrove Speedway for the Mach 1 Nationals. The weekend dubbed the weekend of money will pay $3,000 to win on Friday and Saturday. Sunday nights event will pay $6,000 and if a driver can take all 3 features, they will receive an additional $10,000.

 

WELD Racing Go-Kart Spectacular

Kansas City, MO (July 6, 2017) – WELD Racing is proud to announce it will once again be the presenting sponsor of the Fifth Annual Go-Kart Spectacular taking place during the 57th Annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores in Knoxville, Iowa.

The WELD Racing Go-Kart Spectacular is a unique race that gives lucky fans the opportunity to race alongside some of their favorite racecar drivers with the proceeds supporting the Tony Stewart Foundation and its primary initiative, Team One Cure. This will be the fifth year WELD Racing has stepped up to sponsor this popular charity event.

"WELD Racing is a longtime supporter of sprint car racing and it is our pleasure to join forces this year with the Tony Stewart Foundation as a sponsor of the charity go-kart race at the 2017 Knoxville Nationals,” said Norm Young, president and CEO, WELD Racing. "The Tony Stewart Foundation’s Team One Cure approach is an excellent way to bring much needed attention in finding sustainable treatments and an eventual cure of various forms of cancer in humans and their pets.”

Two WELD Racing ambassadors will be competing in the 2017 race. “KamiKaze” Chris Day from the highly-rated television series “Street Outlaws” will be driving one go-kart and Pirelli World Challenge Driver, Shea Holbrook, will be in another. Prior to the race WELD will unveil a specially designed kart commemorating their 50th Anniversary.

The all-star line-up of professional drivers includes: three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Tony Stewart; the current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader, Kyle Larson; Two-time Xfinity Series Champion and most recent NASCAR event winner, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

The Fifth Annual WELD Racing Go-Kart Spectacular will take place Wednesday, August 9 at the Slideways Karting Center in Knoxville. The event begins at 1:00 p.m. Central time and consists of 10 heat races, a last-chance showdown and a 20-lap feature event on the Slideways slick track.

Fans are able to participate in this event, but space is limited 50. The entry fee/donation is $400 per person. (Participants must be at least 16 years of age.) These 50 fans will receive an event t-shirt and goodie bag containing WELD Racing merchandise and Tony Stewart autographed merchandise.

This karting event is open to the public for a $5 admission/donation per person (12 and under are free) with all proceeds benefitting Team One Cure.

About WELD Racing WELD, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is the technology and manufacturing leader in the performance wheel market. Since 1967, WELD is a pioneer in wheel engineering and manufactures the highest quality forged race wheels for dirt, oval and drag racing, along with wheels for performance street cars and trucks. Each WELD wheel is precision engineered for maximum performance on the street, off road and at the track. WELD brands include WELD Racing, CCW Forged Performance, WELD Racing XT, and HiPer Technology by WELD products. WELD is part of the Cisneros Corporation

About The Tony Stewart Foundation The Tony Stewart Foundation was created in late 2003 with the first grants awarded 2014. To date, just over $7.1M has been awarded in grant funding to well-qualified charities, located throughout the United States, providing programs/services to children who are critically ill and/or physically disabled; animals at-risk; and drivers injured in the sport of motor racing.

About Team One Cure Cancer is cancer. In people. In pets. Racer, philanthropist and 3-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart is bringing together a team of athletes, entertainment celebrities, scientists, public figures and everyday folks to create awareness and generate funding for Comparative Oncology. Comparative Oncology shares clinical findings between people and pets to better treat cancer in both species. Supported by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), comparative oncology is a pioneering effort to race against cancer. Team One Cure is a program of the Tony Stewart Foundation.

About Cisneros Corporation Cisneros Corporation is a third generation global family enterprise led by Eduardo, Andres and Henrique Cisneros. Conceived in 1929 by Diego Cisneros and championed by Ricardo Cisneros, the three brothers continue to grow and push new boundaries. With experience in numerous industries across media, telecom and consumer goods, Cisneros Corp. leverages its vast experience to find and create opportunities around the world.

Resources for the Fifth Annual WELD Racing Go Kart Spectacular

Twitter: @TSFKvilleEvents Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TSFKvilleNatsEvents.

For further PR information, contact: David Hakim HP2 Communications (WELD Racing) 313-702-4364 david@hp2communications.com

 

 

Stewart and Gordon: Racing for Cancer Discoveries

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 11, 2017) – Two legends. Two measuring sticks. Two friends. Two distinct races – the NASCAR Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the 57th Annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store at Knoxville Raceway (Iowa) – are fast approaching.

Last summer, Tony Stewart completed his final Brickyard 400 as a driver in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series. He asked his spotter to make sure Jeff Gordon was able to make a “final after-the-race lap” with him around the famed oval.

“I can say that just ranks in the top three coolest moments of my 18 years in this series,” Stewart said after Gordon broke away. “To share that moment with Jeff here at Indianapolis, I don’t even have the words for it.” “It meant the world to me. I have so much respect and admiration for who he (Stewart) is as a person and as a race car driver,” Gordon said. On August 9th, as part of the events surrounding the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Store, Gordon has passed the green flag to Stewart and his charitable foundation to benefit from the 5th Annual Weld Racing Go Kart Spectacular. For the first four years, this event has benefitted Gordon’s foundation focused on pediatric cancer research and Tony was in the middle of the action for both karting and the Kick-It For Cancer game. Now, this duo is changing it up while still addressing the disease that impacts virtually everyone. Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart has always been an advocate for children and animals, especially those facing serious illness. The Tony Stewart Foundation announced last winter the formation of TEAM ONE CURE to benefit comparative oncology for cancer treatment in people and pets.

“We have learned cancer treatment breakthroughs are happening through collaboration between scientists and doctors working with both people and pets,” said Stewart. “It perfectly fits with my foundation’s missions to help children and animals. Cancer is cancer. We aim to educate people about comparative oncology and improve the lives of all cancer patients, whether they have two or four legs,” shared Stewart.

The August 9th event, hosted by Slideways Karting Center in Knoxville, has an all-star lineup of NASCAR and former sprint car drivers racing their biggest fans. The professional driver line-up includes Stewart, along with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader Kyle Larson, and two-time Xfinity Series Champion and recent NASCAR race winner, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

Two WELD Racing ambassadors will be competing in this year’s race. “KamiKaze” Chris Day from the highly rated television series “Street Outlaws” and Pirelli World Challenge Driver, Shea Holbrook, will be sharing the seat of the 50th Anniversary WELD Racing themed kart. Together, these five drivers will go head-to-head against 50 race fans in Slideways’ fastest winged karts.

On Friday, August 11th, fans of all ages are encouraged to participate in Tony’s Flip It For Good competition on the Fan Zone Stage on the midway of Knoxville Raceway. The first “largest game of heads or tails” was held July 2016 at Eldora Speedway and set a Guinness World Record. Stewart is challenging the Knoxville fans to break it.

How to Participate in the Karting Spectacular & Flip It For Good

Fans are encouraged to participate in the karting event, but space is limited to 50 drivers. The entry fee/donation is $400 per person. (Participants must be at least 16 years of age.) These 50 fans will receive an event t-shirt and goodie bag containing WELD Racing merchandise and Tony Stewart autographed merchandise.

The karting event is open to the public for a $5 admission/donation per person (12 and under are free) with all proceeds benefitting Team One Cure.

Flip It For Good is open to everyone age 8 and older. This interactive game of heads or tails will be held at the Fan Zone Stage on the midway at Knoxville Raceway. The entry fee/donation is $10.00 per person and includes a keepsake bandana as well as a free photo upload to the Faces of Team One Cure online photo mosaic. Registration is both online and at the track on Thursday, August 10.

Visit http://TonyStewartFoundation.org to register as a go kart participant or to play Flip It For Good.

 

 

NUMBERS GAME J&J Auto Racing Sees Success in 410ci, 360ci and 305ci Sprint Car Racing Divisions

McKENZIE, Tenn. (July 12, 2017) – J&J Auto Racing continues to see summertime success following quickly on the heels of a huge victory surge in early July. The McKenzie, Tenn., based manufacturer saw drivers take the checkered flag seven times over July 7 - 8. Drivers Trey Starks, Terry McCarl, Lee Grosz, Cap Henry, Evan Epperson, Steve Surniak, Ryan Ruhl and Doug Zimmerman all battled their way to wins at tracks ranging from the East Coast to the upper Midwest.

In 410ci winged sprint car competition, Starks grabbed a Pennsylvania Speedweek win at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., on July 7 to pick up where J&J Auto Racing teams had left off just prior to the fourth of July holiday. Across the Midwest at Dodge City Fairgrounds on the same evening, McCarl stormed his way into victory lane against the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Series. Tony Stewart followed McCarl to the line in fourth place.

Henry won his first 410ci winged sprint car feature event of 2017 at Fremont (Ohio) Speedway on July 7. Ruhl bested the Sprints on Dirt (SOD) Series for the 15th win of his career at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Mich., on July 8. Wrapping up the 410 contingency’