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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 23

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 338; 2. Andy Shouse, Okla­homa City, Okla., 303; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 297; 4. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pa., 265; 5. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 264; 6. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 258; 7. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 253; 8. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 252; 9. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 251; 10. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., and Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., both 249; 12. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., and Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., both 245; 14. Jacob Harris, Vi­dor, Texas, and Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., both 239; 16. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 226; 17. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 223; 18. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 222; 19. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 221; 20. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 219.

E3 Spark Plugs State Point Standings

California – 1. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 258; 2. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 253; 3. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 252; 4. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 249; 5. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 221; 6. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 202; 7. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 185; 8. Lance Jackson, Kingsburg, Calif., 184; 9. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 181; 10. Rob Solo­mon, Fresno, Calif., 177.

Indiana – 1. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 79; 2. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., and Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., both 76; 4. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 73; 5. Jack­son Slone, Noblesville, Ind., 70; 6. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., Ryan Tusing, Santa Claus, Ind., and Scott Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., each 67; 9. Aaron "A.J." Carlson, Linden, Ind., 65; 10. Pat­rick Kren, Indianapolis, Ind., 56

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 115; 2. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 114; 3. D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, 105; 4. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 101; 5. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 99; 6. Brian Efkamp, Ankeny, Iowa, 96; 7. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 74; 8. Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, Iowa, 63; 9. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 38; 10. Zach Gla­ser, Cleveland, Minn., 37.

Kansas – 1. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 76; 2. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73; 3. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 66; 4. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 65; 5. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., and Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, Okla., both 64; 7. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and Je­rad Werner, Codell, Kan., both 62; 9. Kade Hagans, Hays, Kan., 57; 10. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 55.

Louisiana – 1. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, 103; 2. Jerry "Butch" David, Geismar, La., 101; 3. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 96; 4. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 76; 5. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 75; 6. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., and Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, both 66; 8. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 62; 9. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 57; 10. Kent Lewis Sr., Wil­lis, Texas, 40.

Maryland – 1. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 40; 2. Christian Rumsey, Middletown, N.Y., 39; 3. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 38; 4. Tyler Denochick, Morrisdale, Pa., 37; 5. Ryan Lynn, Hol­lidaysburg, Pa., 36; 6. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 35; 7. Michael Alleman, Port Royal, Pa., 34; 8. Bradley Mellott, Pigeon Cove Rd, Pa., 33; 9. Ron Aurand, Lewistown, Pa., 32; 10. Randy Sterling, Mor­risdale, Pa., 31.

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 40; 2. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 39; 3. Bran­don Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 38; 4. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 37; 5. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 36; 6. Zach Glaser, Cleveland, Minn., 35; 7. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 34; 8. Nathan Showalter, Hutchinson, Minn., 33; 9. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 32; 10. Nicholas Carl­son, Owatonna, Minn., 31.

Missouri - 1. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 136; 2. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 135; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 105; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, and Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., both 72; 6. James Kinder, Iberia, Mo., 68; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 67; 8. Kait­lyn Boland, Columbia, Mo., 64; 9. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Indiana, 34; 10. Brian Efkamp, Ankeny, Iowa, 33.

Nebraska – 1. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 112; 2. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 107; 3. Josh Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 104; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 103; 5. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 99; 6. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 90; 7. Chad Koch, Lincoln, Neb., 85; 8. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 82; 9. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 79; 10. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 75.

New Jersey – 1. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 110; 2. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 101; 3. Jef­frey R. Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., and Richard Dieva, Berlin, N.J., both 99; 5. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warmin­ster, Pa., 98; 6. Jonathan Haegele, Hatboro, Pa., 94; 7. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 93; 8. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., and Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., both 90; 10. Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., 87.

North Carolina – 1. Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 115; 2. John Karklin, Monroe, N.C., 112; 3. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 105; 4. Michael Jackson, Walterboro, S.C., 71; 5. Sean Var­dell, Taylorsville, N.C., 67; 6. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., and George Blaney, Concord, N.C., both 65; 8. Mike Sellers, Summerville, S.C., 62; 9. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., and Bron­zie Lawson IV, Southern Pines, N.C., both 61.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73; 2. Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla., 71; 3. Shawn Bloomquist, Indiahoma, Okla., 70; 4. Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., 68; 5. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 67; 6. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 63; 7. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 61; 8. Weston Miller, Calumet, Okla., 55; 9. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 53; 10. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 52.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 338; 2. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 297; 3. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pa., 265; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 249; 5. Cale Rei­gle, Newport, Pa., and Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., both 245; 7. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 239; 8. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 219; 9. Jaremi Hanson, Dillsburg, Pa., 203; 10. Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., 192.

South Dakota – 1. Brandon Bosma, Round Lake, Minn., 72; 2. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 71; 3. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 70; 4. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 67; 5. Jeff Pendergast, Norfolk, Neb., 62; 6. Tim Fricke, Lincoln, Neb., 61; 7. Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, 60; 8. Aaron Guillaume, Sioux City, Iowa, 57; 9. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 40; 10. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 39.

Texas – 1. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 197; 2. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 188; 3. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 187; 4. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, both 177; 6. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 176; 7. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 175; 8. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 168; 9. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 164; 10. Ronald "Trey" Burke, League City, Texas, 160.

Virginia – 1. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 108; 2. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 102; 3. Chris Ware, Williams­burg, Va., 101; 4. Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va., 95; 5. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 75; 6. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 74; 7. Matt Mullins, Hampton, Va., 66; 8. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 65; 9. Tom Humphries, Waynesboro, Va., 37; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 34.

 

 

Bellm Back in Action at Lake Ozark Speedway Spring Nationals this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (May 24, 2019) – After a pair of idle weekends, Kyle Bellm is ready to get back in action at this weekend’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour sanctioned Lake Ozark Speedway Spring 360 Nationals in Eldon, Missouri on Saturday and Sunday.

Bellm will join forces with the Smith Racing No. 86 team for the weekend. It’s a combination that has been formidable in the past with several trips to victory lane.

“It has been a couple of years since we’ve raced together, but it shouldn’t be much of a transition,” Bellm explains. “They have good equipment and it’s a track that I usually do well at, so we can have a really good weekend.”

It will be Bellm’s first action since the first weekend of May when he rallied from 17th to finish seventh in ASCS Warrior Region competition at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on May 4 and then posted a runner-up finish at Double X Speedway the following night.

“With another five laps at Lucas Oil Speedway, I think we could have got up to about third, we had a really good car,” Bellm said of the No. 14k entry. “We had a shot at winning at Double X, then a lapped car spun and I had to check up and that let the leader get away.”

With top-ten showings the last three times out, Bellm looks to carry that momentum into this weekend aboard the Smith Racing No. 86.

The Kyle Bellm Racing efforts are made possible with support from marketing partners including Greenworks Nursery, Landscapes Awarded, Christian County Collision Repair, Bybee Lawn Care, PPG Automotive Finishes, Colorvision, Schure Built Suspensions, Schaeffers Racing Oil and Park West Retirement Living.

Quick Stats: 8 Races, 1 top-five, 3 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO, on Saturday and Sunday.

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.

 

 

Carney Set for Lake Ozark Speedway Spring Nationals after Michigan Adventures

Lonnie Wheatley, EL PASO, Texas (May 24, 2019) – Following on the heels of an eventful Michigan weekend, John Carney II continues his maiden voyage on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour with this weekend’s Second Annual Lake Ozark Speedway Soring 360 Nationals on Saturday and Sunday.

It will be another new track for the El Paso, TX, native after taking in Lake Odessa, Michigan’s I-96 Speedway last weekend.

Carney didn’t lack for speed at all in his first visit to I-96 aboard the Sander Construction/South Plains Auto Transport/Mesilla Valley Transportation No. J2 Sprint Car. He just didn’t have any luck to go along with it.

“We were very competitive, we had a good car both nights,” Carney commented.

After a heat race win and a run up to third in his qualifier, Carney gridded Friday’s feature outside the second row and was battling for fourth until contact from another car sent him bouncing off the track. Carney rebounded to salvage an eleventh-place finish for the night.

Bouncing right back on Saturday night, Carney won his heat race again and sat atop the point charts going into qualifying race action. Luck soured at that point, with engine issues arising while battling for the lead and then getting collected by another car in ‘B’ Main action. After using a provisional to start the main event, Carney made an early exit.

“I was making a slide for the lead in the qualifier and the motor broke,” Carney recalls. “That put us at the back of the ‘B’. One car was off the track on the outside and decided to pull to the infield. He cut across in front of me and I couldn’t see him enough to get stopped and got turned over.”

Carney took the weekend in stride.

“It’s part of it, that’s why we have these spare parts in the trailer,” Carney commented.

Carney looks to translate the team’s speed into a pair of strong finishes at Lake Ozark Speedway this weekend.

John Carney Racing is made possible by the support of invaluable partners including Danny Sander Construction, South Plains Auto Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Jackson Compaction, Vado Speedway Park, CSR Garage, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Performance Plus, Performance Motor Coach, Raider Graphix, MSD Ignition, Joe Hunt Magnetos and Bell Helmets.

Quick Stats: 6 Races, 1 Win, 3 top-tens.

Next Up: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO, on Saturday and Sunday.

Keep Track: Keep track of John Carney II’s on-track action including schedule and results on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarneyRacing/.

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

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.

 

 

Cannon McIntosh Takes on POWRi Midgets after Earning USAC Hard Charger Honors

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (May 24, 2019) – Cannon McIntosh and the Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 team continue to be a force to be reckoned with.

After a Hard Charger effort with the USAC National Midget series last Friday, the team looks for another strong outing in Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League action at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway on Sunday night.

McIntosh has been in the lead mix each time out in POWRi action thus far in 2019, posting a career-best runner-up finish earlier this month at Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway.

Taking in the USAC Midget portion of last weekend’s “River Town Showdown” at Granite City, Illinois’ Tri-City Speedway, McIntosh rallied from the 18th starting position to post a seventh-place finish in the Friday night feature. McIntosh then won his Saturday night heat race before rain washed out the rest of the night.

“It was a fun track. It was a little different, I found a really good line and was able to race through there,” McIntosh commented. “I feel like we’re right there with the USAC guys. We just have to get a little better at qualifying, I’ve only done that a few times so we’re still learning.”

After another solid outing, McIntosh looks to add a first POWRi win to the ledger this weekend.

Along with Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the 2019 Cannon McIntosh slate of events possible includes Sanders and Associates, Car and Fleet, Mobil 1, Speedway Engine Development, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Darling Ingredients, PJ’s and Hinds Family.

Up Next: Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO, on Sunday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Cannon McIntosh’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/cmacracing/.

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

 

 

Kaylee Bryson Back in POWRi Midget Action Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway

Lonnie Wheatley, MUSKOGEE, Okla. (May 24, 2019) – After charging to her career best Midget finish of fourth last time out at Belleville, IL, two weekends ago, Kaylee Bryson returns to Midget action with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway on Sunday night.

It was a weekend that originally called for three nights of competition aboard the Dave Mac Motorsports No. 11b Toyota-TRD entry only to have the Friday and Saturday events at Missouri’s Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex washed out by excessive rain.

“It seems like it has been a while, I’m looking forward to getting back in the Midget this weekend,” the 18-year-old from Muskogee commented.

Bryson took in a pair of POWRi Outlaw Micro Sprint events last weekend, with a sixth-place finish at Southern Illinois Raceway enough to a maintain a ranking of third in series points.

“We had for a little better than sixth, but it’s better than a DNF,” Bryson says.

This weekend, Bryson will try to put together another strong Midget outing in her first visit to Lake Ozark Speedway.

Along with Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the 2019 slate of events for Bryson possible includes Sanders and Associates, Car and Fleet, Mobil 1, Speedway Engine Development, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Darling Ingredients, PJ’s and Hinds Family.

Next Up: Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, MO, on Sunday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kaylee Bryson’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/Kaylee11b/.

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

 

 

Reutzel Ready for Big Weekend – Four Races on Tap!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (May 24, 2019) – It has been a while.

In fact, since the last All Star Circuit of Champions event was logged into the books on April 11, Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team have only been able to get on the track twice in the past 42 days due to Mother Nature.

That should all change this weekend with an All Star weekend triple in Ohio followed up by a Monday night World of Outlaws card in Indiana.

“We’re just ready to race, I think we’ve all had enough of the rain,” Reutzel says.

The All Star portion of the weekend begins at Attica Raceway Park on Friday night before moving on to Orrville’s Wayne County Raceway on Saturday and then Fremont Speedway on Sunday. Reutzel will finish out the Memorial Day weekend of action aboard Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X with the World of Outlaws at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday.

The reigning All Star Circuit of Champions titlist and current points leader looks to build upon that advantage with this weekend’s set of events aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment machine.

Reutzel posted three top-tens at Attica Raceway Park last year in series action along with another pair of top-tens at Wayne County Raceway. Reutzel landed a sixth-place finish in his first visit to Fremont Speedway two years ago and rallied through the Lawrenceburg field for a seventh-place showing in World of Outlaws action last year.

This weekend’s action will be the first time back on track for Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team since a 14th-place showing in World of Outlaws competition at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway on May 10.

“We struggled a little bit there with the motor,” Reutzel recalls. “It turned out that we had a problem with a spark plug. We weren’t really able to focus on our setup because we were trying to get that figured out.”

After a rain-induced hiatus, Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 are ready to get back to business this weekend.

2019 Quick Stats: 21 races, 1 win, 6 top-fives, 11 top-tens.

Next Up:

Friday – All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica (OH) Raceway Park.

Saturday – All Star Circuit of Champions at Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, OH).

Sunday – All Star Circuit of Champions at Fremont (OH) Speedway.

Monday – World of Outlaws at Lawrenceburg (IN) Speedway.

For those unable to attend, all three nights of All Star Circuit of Champions competition is available live via PPV at www.speedshifttv.com while Monday’s World of Outlaws card is live via PPV at www.dirtvision.com.

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

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

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

 

 

Nolen Racing’s Swanson

Finishes Third in Hoosier Hundred

INDIANAPOLIS, May 24 — Kody Swanson’s quest to win five straight Hoosier Hundred USAC Silver Crown races was thwarted by Tyler Courtney, Kevin Thomas Jr., and a problem with his car’s brakes, but he was still able to finish a solid third Thursday night at the Indiana State Fairgrounds’ 64th and most likely final Hoosier Hundred. With two victories earlier this year and Thursday night’s podium finish, the winningest driver in USAC Silver Crown history still leads the 2019 point standings as Nolen Racing strives for its first championship in USAC’s top division.

Swanson won the Hoosier Hundred in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018. The 2017 race was cancelled due to rain. Since the Indiana State Fair Board is committed to turning the one-mile dirt track into solely a harness-horse training track and a parking lot in the future, Swanson will likely end up tied with Al Unser Sr. for consecutive Hoosier Hundred victories with four. They are the only two drivers to ever win four consecutive Hoosier Hundreds. Unser’s streak came in 1970 through 1973. Of the three dirt miles on the current USAC schedule, no driver has ever won five consecutive races at any of the tracks.

The first Hoosier Hundred was held in 1953, but there have been auto races at the facility since 1903. For the probable finale of auto racing at this historic facility, Swanson drove the famous Nolen Racing yellow No. 20. This version was a Maxim with a Tranter-prepared Chevrolet engine. The car is sponsored in part by KECO Coatings, Goodridge, K&N Filters and Wilwood Brakes.

Swanson qualified fourth and ran in third position for all but the first six laps of Thursday’s 100-lapper. At that point Chris Windom, who led the first five laps, had a tire let go and he flipped violently on the frontstretch parallel to the Coliseum to bring out the first of two red flags. Luckily Windom climbed out under his own power.

Swanson was able to avoid getting involved, and Windom’s misfortune moved Swanson from fourth to third place on the restart on lap seven. He stayed there the rest of the race despite having to pump his car’s brakes in each of the four turns every lap.

From lap seven to lap 92 the top three of polesitter Thomas, Courtney and Swanson didn’t change. However, Courtney passed Thomas in Turn 1 on a restart working lap 93 to secure the victory. That restart followed a red flag for Chris Dyson, who luckily emerged unhurt after badly damaging his car in an accident in Turn 2.

Swanson was as close as two- and three-tenths of a second to Courtney several times during the race. He passed him for an instant on a lap 69 restart but Courtney got the spot back before the lap was completed. Swanson was also especially close around lap 77, but with the brake problem he couldn’t advance any higher. He was about 1.607 behind the runner-up, Thomas, at the checkered, and 0.993 ahead of the fourth-place finisher, Justin Grant. Brady Bacon rounded out the top five.

David Byrne trailed Swanson in fourth place for most of the race but dropped to seventh in the final standings, right behind Jason McDougal. Steve Buckwalter, Brian Tyler and Jacob Wilson completed the top 10 in the 32-car field.

Swanson set the third-fastest lap of anyone in the race when he was timed in 35.430 on lap 61. That was just a tenth of a second off Thomas’s fastest lap of 35.318 on lap 27 and Courtney’s second-fastest race lap on lap 82 of 35.389.

Swanson’s fourth-place lap in Fatheadz Eyewear Qualifying was a 33.671. The brake problem reared its head on his first qualifying lap when Swanson applied the brakes going into Turn 1 and his foot went to the floorboards. The team tried to remedy the situation, but the native of Kingsburg, Calif. who now lives in Zionsville, Ind. was forced to deal with a brake issue the rest of the night.

Chris Phillips of Plainfield, Ind. drove the team’s No. 4 in a cooperative effort by Phillips-Nolen Racing. That car is a Twister that also had a Tranter-prepared Chevy engine. Phillips was making only his second series start and it was his first Silver Crown race on dirt. Despite the large field, the challenging track conditions and the daunting task he not only finished, he improved upon his qualifying spot by seven positions.

He qualified 24th with a time of 35.075 but suffered a flat right-front tire around lap 15 that dropped him to 30th position. After making a pit stop to replace the tire he persevered and finished 17th, right ahead of USAC Triple Crown champion Dave Darland. His best lap was lap 25, which he did in a time of 36.789.

The next USAC Silver Crown race is tonight on the paved oval at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind.

On Thursday Swanson also won the pole for Saturday’s Pay Less Little 500 asphalt sprint car race at Anderson Speedway, where he is the defending winner for Nolen Racing.

Shane Hollingsworth of Lafayette, Ind., who finished third in the Little 500 last year in another Nolen Racing entry and won the Hoosier Hundred in a Nolen Racing car in 2009, qualified 17th for this year’s Little 500 in a Nolen back-up car. He was also on hand with the team at the Fairgrounds on Thursday night helping to prep Phillips’ car.

For more information see the team’s website at NolenRacing.com and follow @NolenRacing on Facebook and @NolenRacing20 on Twitter. USAC’s website is at usacracing.com.

Driver post-race quotes follow:

Kody Swanson: “I had to pump the brakes three or four times in every corner. A night like this comes with the territory. Everybody on this team is working hard, and I won’t give up on them and they aren’t giving up on me.

“They [Kevin Thomas Jr. and Tyler Courtney] did to me what I like to do to them. They were just waiting it out. We were the third best tonight, and I’m thankful to get that considering the scare we had in qualifying. On the first lap of qualifying I went into Turn 1 and had no brakes. I figured out how to deal with it a little better on the second lap. We tried to fix it before the race, but we still had that problem.

[About running near Chris Windom when Windom flipped] “When he started to flip I got way to the left to avoid him. I was so glad to see that both he and Chris Dyson were OK. They both had hard hits.

“Considering all the possible outcomes, I’m grateful for a good finish in the points tonight.”

Chris Phillips: “It was a lot different than what I expected. You could really feel the dirty air.

“It was my first Silver Crown race on dirt. I had a flat tire, and then the motor started going flat towards the middle of the race.

“I would have liked to have finished a little better, but I’m glad to finish in one piece. Maybe we can run Eldora; it all depends where Kody is in the points by then.”

 

 

RACING SUNDAY ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
THE CLASSIC CONTINUES!

Haubstadt, IN - May 22, 2019 - As usual Tri-State Speedway will
present a special racing event on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend.
The event, known as the Memorial Weekend Classic, has become a
tradition at the ¼ mile dirt track. Tri-State Speedway has long
been recognized as the Class Track. The racing program that night
will feature the BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series, the UMP Dirt Car
Modifieds, and the MMSA Mini Sprints.
The BRANDEIS MSCS Sprints will be wrapping up a full holiday weekend
of racing activity in Indiana. The Midwest Sprint Car Series will be
racing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights beginning on May 24th.
Racing on Friday will be held at the Bloomington Speedway, continue
at Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday, and then wrap up with a third
straight night of action at Tri-State Speedway on Sunday. All three
of these racing programs will be capped off with MSCS features that
pay $2,500 to win.
Sprint car fans will enjoy the opportunity to follow the series
from track to track with a minimal amount of travel. Camping space
is available on the Northwest side of Tri-State Speedway adjacent
to the parking area.
Non-wing 410 sprint car racing on the dirt continues to provide very
exciting events and is an enduring tradition in Indiana. Chase
Stockon won the Memorial Weekend Classic at Tri-State in 2018, 2017
and 2016. Brady Short was the victor in the Classic in 2015.
Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN, dominated MSCS opening night action at
Tri-State Speedway on May 18th. The four time series champion now
holds the lead in MSCS points as the series heads into Memorial Day
Weekend. The points runner-up for last season was Donny Brackett.
He was also fast out of the trailer in finishing second to Cummins at
the Midwest Madness event. Hence he starts the season second in
series points. The two drivers are separated by just 3 points. Kent
Schmidt, Stephen Schnapf, and Brady Short complete the list for the
top five in the standings.
The UMP Modifieds have also made an appearance at the track this
season. Stan Beadles of Owensville, IN, took that feature. Levi
Kissinger and Zach Fair were in pursuit as the 25 lap feature ended.
Dustin Beck won the modified feature last year. Beadles also had a
feature win at the track in September last season.
The MMSA Mini Sprints always bring a full roster of strong
competitors. The series runs with wings at Haubstadt. It will be
the first of 4 appearances at Haubstadt this year. Cody Trammel was
the winner last year at the Classic. There were 24 entries for the
event in 2018.
Times have been posted for the MEMORIAL WEEKEND CLASSIC. Warm ups
and group qualifying begin at 6 P.M. with racing to follow at 7:30
P.M. Haubstadt is in the Central Time zone. Admission is $20 for
adults and it is $15 for students. Children 12 and under will be
admitted free.
This is a great opportunity to enjoy all the action that open wheel
racing can and does provide. Memorial Day Weekend would not be
complete without being at a race. The pending green flag is the race
fans signal to head out to Tri-State Speedway.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

 

 

KINGS ROYAL TO PAY $175,000-TO-WIN!!!

To the Victor Goes the Spoils in Sprint Car Racing’s Most-Fabled Event

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 23, 2019) – After months of speculation, Eldora Speedway officials today announced the 36th annual Kings Royal will pay a blockbuster $175,000-to-win.

The Kings Royal Weekend featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and all of sprint car racing’s royalty takes place Thursday-Friday-Saturday, July-18-19-20.

Renown for the most unique victory lane in all of motorsports, filled with pomp and circumstance surrounding the post-race crowning of the “King,” the winner’s purse has remained steadfast at $50,000 since the inaugural Kings Royal in 1984.

With today’s announcement, the posted awards for the week, including point fund contributions and specialty awards, bring the 2019 Kings Royal Weekend purse to $594,275. A massive increase from just a few years ago when the purse monies stretched to $181,000.

In keeping with the theme of ‘To the Victor Goes the Spoils,’ the prize money for second place will remain at $20,000.

The 2019 edition of Kings Royal Weekend actually kicks off on Wednesday, July 17 with the re-scheduled World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Series and USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars “#LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader” that was interrupted by rain on Saturday, May 11. The #LetsRaceTwo event will be restarted in its entirety.

Prior to this announcement, reserved seats, tickets and campsites were selling at a record pace. Make your plans now by calling (937) 338-3815 or select and purchase online at www.EldoraSpeedway.com

 

 

PPM Geared Up For Memorial Day Weekend Battle with the Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA- Celebrating a Birthday this week, Parker Price-Miller is geared up for a long three-day weekend battle with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series as he will meet up with the series on Friday and Saturday night Charlotte, NC and then again on Monday in Lawrenceburg, IN.

“I am looking forward to these three races this weekend,” Price-Miller said. “Charlotte is a tough place that we had pretty good speed at back in November, and it is always nice to race a winged car in Indiana.”

With weather drenching the Midwest for the better part of the season thus far, PPM and company snuck out to Pennsylvania over the weekend to get in some laps at Williams Grove Speedway.

Not having the ideal weekend, the Kokomo, IN pilot and crew are looking to get back on track with the Indy Race Parts/HRP Specs/Chalk Stix backed No. 71P.

“Williams Grove was tough on us, for sure,” PPM added. “We just didn’t do what we needed to do, but I am feeling confident heading back to these two tracks this week. Thanks to everyone that supports this race team.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank Indy Race Parts, HRP Specs, Chalk Stix, Howard Johnson of Lima, Maxim, Wilwood, and Keizer Wheels for their support in 2019.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 19, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 4, Top-10’s: 5.

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller is schedule to appear at Charlotte Dirt Track on Friday and Saturday night, and at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday.

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

 

 

Ohsweken Reveals Race Format for MavTV All North Racing powered by Pinty’s Race Nights

 By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 23, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway and MavTV Canada announced last week the speedway will be featured on the new live television program, All North Racing powered by Pinty’s on MavTV Canada. MavTV will be live at Ohsweken for six broadcasts in 2019, beginning on May 31 before also airing on June 21, July 22, July 23, August 31 and September 14.

Beginning with the May 31 event, MavTV Canada will be live from Ohsweken on race night starting at 9:00pm. On three of these race nights (May 31, June 21, August 31) fans will be able to take advantage of $30 car load night (max 6 people) to try and pack the track. Other fan incentives will be announced in the days to come.

In order to meet the television time frames, Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce a new race format for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks for MavTV All North Racing powered by Pinty’s race nights. Both divisions will follow the same format.

Drivers will run timed hot laps to qualify them into twin 15-lap qualifying heat races. The qualifying heats will be lined-up “heads up” off time with the odd number qualifiers in the first heat and even number qualifiers in the second heat. The top 15 finishers in each qualifier will then be locked into the A-Feature for a total of 30 cars.

In addition, the top eight finishers from each qualifier (16 total drivers) will start the Feature in positions 1 through 16, with the starting order determined by inverted order of qualifying times (i.e. 16th-fastest qualified car starts on the pole, 15th-fastest qualified car starts second, and so on). Positions 17 through 30 line-up “heads up” based on qualifying heat results (i.e. the ninth-place finisher in heat one starts 17th, the ninth-place finisher in heat two starts 18th, and so on). Positions 31 and 32 will be provisional starting spots awarded to the top two drivers registered in Ohsweken points who have not already qualified.

“We believe this format will be an excellent showcase of all our Friday Night Excitement divisions, but especially our Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks,” said general manager Clinton Geoffrey. “Our Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks regularly produce four- and five-wide racing and in this format drivers will be battling for every position each time they’re on the race track.”

Under the new format, Thunder Stock and Mini Stock drivers will be paid out for both the qualifiers and the A-Feature event.

The Kool Kidz Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars will follow their usual format of qualifying heat races, B-Mains and a 20-lap A-Feature. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada. ___________________________________________ About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce its Friday Night Excitement racing will be the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing will visit Ohsweken for six live broadcasts that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 31, June 21, July 22, July 23, August 30 and September 14. These broadcasts include both nights of the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu as well as the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada.

Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.

2019 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Nitro 54 Variety/Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Deli

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: Amantea and Taylor Triumphant

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (May 23, 2019) - Joey Amantea and Zac Taylor posted feature victories last Saturday for Team ILP.

Amantea drove to his first career 600cc micro sprint triumph on Saturday at Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa.

Taylor earned his second career non-wing sprint car win on Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo.

Amantea is now eligible and Taylor has increased his odds to win a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories will give the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

To learn more about professional PR, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Chase Johnson - 5 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20 and May 11); Giovanni Scelzi - 3 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16 and Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 12 and April 13); Seth Bergman - 2 (Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on April 19 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on April 20); Brian Brown - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 20 and May 4); Zac Taylor - 2 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on April 27 and I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., on May 18); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on May 18); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23); Jack Dover - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6); Derek Hagar - 1 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on April 27); Brandon Hanks - 1 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on April 4); Dominic Scelzi - 1 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6); Channin Tankersley - 1 (Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., on April 20); Tyler Thompson - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 11); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

One lucky driver will earn a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories gives the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

The drawing to determine the custom driver suit winner will be random and will occur once the season has concluded.

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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

 

 

Sammy Swindell Tackling USCS Speedweek Beginning This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (May 23, 2019) - Sammy Swindell will make his season debut behind the wheel of the A.G. Rains owned No. 3 this weekend during the first four USCS Speedweek races.

The team took the car out once this season to shake it down, but the races this Friday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss.; Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; Sunday at Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark.; and Monday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., will mark the first time that Swindell and Rains will compete together in 2019.

"If Greenville Speedway is the track I'm thinking about I won my first race there in my third night out," he said. "That was in 1971. We won the modifieds track championship there that year. It's probably been since 1973 since I've been there."

Swindell has also been victorious at Riverside International Speedway and at Lexington 104 Speedway. Sunday will mark his debut at Old No. 1 Speedway.

Swindell and Rains captured seven feature victories together last season.

The duo also raced in the final three USCS Speedweek events last year, winning one and placing second in the other two.

"I think we'll be in good shape," Swindell said. "We'll throw it out there and then if we're close we'll just fine-tune it."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss.; Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; Sunday at Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark.; and Monday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Rossie Feed & Grain

"Rossie Feed & Grain has been helping us for quite a few years and has been on our Chili Bowl cars for a while," Swindell said. "Jon Black has always been a good friend. He likes sprint car racing and we're glad to have him with us."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, High Performance Lubricants, Whitacre Glass, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sweet Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Simpson Race Products, Premier Truck Group, Hopf Farms, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Superior Trailer Sales, South Bay Partners and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

White Produces Pair of Top 10s During Debut at I-96 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (May 23, 2019) - Harli White earned her first two top 10s of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season last weekend during her debut at I-96 Speedway.

"It was a good weekend," she said. "The draw is a big thing and we had enough cars to have a qualifier. We drew decent and were able to go forward. We're consistently finishing well."

The doubleheader started on Friday with White maneuvering from fifth to third place in a heat race. She then placed second in a qualifier to rank seventh in overall points out of more than 40 competitors. That lined her up seventh in the A Main.

"I made a lot of mistakes throughout the A Main on both Friday and Saturday," she said. "I ran off the back straightaway and cost myself time and positions. Once you fall off it takes you forever to get back on. You'd lose two or three positions at a time and lose momentum going into the next corner."

White posted a seventh-place run to cap Friday's action. She continued to run well on Saturday, winning a heat race and powering from sixth to third place in a qualifier. That ranked her as the high-points driver behind the four locked-in drivers from Friday's main event.

"We've put ourselves in better starting positions," she said. "Once you start in the back it's tough to make up a bunch of positions. The mindset of being better early is how we were able to finish better."

White battled for a top five throughout the feature before ending sixth, which is her best ASCS National Tour outing of the season.

"It's a big track, but it races kind of like a short track," she said." It didn't feel like a big track to me. They kept it racy both nights and it didn't hurt any tires so that's all you can ask for."

White is scheduled to resume ASCS National Tour competition this Saturday and Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

"The last time we weren't very good the first night, but the second night we got better," she said. "The track is fun and it's a nice place. We always like going to places that are racy and stay good all night. I hope we can keep our momentum going and our top 10s rolling."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 17 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Heat race: 3 (5); Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 7 (7).

May 18 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 3 (6); Feature: 6 (5).

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Dustin's Dream

Dustin's Dream, which was created in honor of the life of Dustin Chamberlain, conducts international medical mission trips, provides scholarships for students entering the field of healthcare and partners with like-minded organizations to improve the welfare of at-risk families locally and internationally. For more information, visit http://www.DustinsDream.net.

"Dustin's Dream is a great organization and I'm honored to have it on the side of my car," White said. "I've heard a lot about Dustin. He was a wonderful young man and a very thoughtful person. We'll honor him the best we can."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Life of Hope Ministries, The Mower Shop, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, PXP Racewear, Choice Builders, Peak Energy, FK Rod Ends, Cole Agency, Allstar Performance, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Shiners Hospitals for Children, Mach-1 Chassis and Chick Magnet Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Covington Ready For Lake Ozark After a Pair Of Top-5's at I-96

CG Motorsports-Glenpool, OK (May 23rd, 2019) Matt Covington is ready for Lake Ozarks Speedway this weekend after a pair of top-5’s last week at I-96. Covington took over the series points lead as a result of his 4th and 5th place finishes.

Friday night, Covington secured a spot in the redraw as a result of his combined heat and qualifier efforts. He started 4th in the heat and was able to gain two spots, positioning him to start 5th in the 3rd qualifier. During that race, he proved capable of claiming 2nd at its end. The redraw dealt him the 3rd spot for the A feature. Matt battled in the top four positions throughout the entire main and ultimately earned 4th as the checkers flew.

Saturday saw Covington grab the pole position in the lock-in redraw. However, the feature did not go as planned. Matt had to fight his tight Triple X mount to attain a 5th place finish to close out the weekend.

“It was a frustrating weekend for us,” stated Matt. “Most would be happy with a pair of top-5’s, but I was not satisfied. When we have opportunities to start in the front like that, we need to get a win or at least a podium. We were just way too tight both nights. I was losing too much ground and momentum going through the center, having to wait on it. That really hurt our corner exit speed. Friday was just a guessing game on how the track surface was going to turn out and we adjusted the car the wrong way. Saturday we should have freed it up even more than we did. But I also had bleeder issues and lost air pressure, making the tightness worse. It’s just fortunate that we were able to get the finishes we did and end up taking over the points lead. But it’s way too early in the season to stress about points.”

This weekend the 95 will be at Lake Ozark Speedway for the Saturday and Sunday night action with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. He hopes to make better set-up decisions and utilize any opportunities he may have at starting up front to their full potential.

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank and mention all partners who have helped make this year and the 2019 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, Oilfield Equipment and Manufacturing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Winters Performance, DMI Components, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, PAC Racing Springs, Lucas Oil Racing Products, Factor 1 Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Smith Titanium, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Shark Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, STW Trailer sales, Edison Auto Body, Miller Truck Lines, Brodix Cylinder Heads, and T&L Foundry.

2019 STATS: Starts-11, Wins-2, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: 5/25/2019 Lake Ozark Speedway - Eldon, MO 5/26/2019 Lake Ozark Speedway - Eldon, MO

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: KSE Racing Products

KSE Racing Products has been manufacturing premium oval track racing products for over 35 years. All of our products are proudly built in the USA by a talented team of craftsmen at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility just north of Nashville, Tennessee. Our company is dedicated to product innovation in the motorsports industry and we will continue to provide the highest quality racing products at the fairest prices. KSE Racing Products works very close with its respected dealer network which has grown to over 150 dealers worldwide including the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. We strive to provide our customers with the absolute best service and we encourage you to visit our Dealers page to find a dealer near you.

“KSE has been a great partner of ours for a couple years now,” stated Covington. “The customer service that both Daves and group at KSE give us is hard to beat. It’s hard to deny the performance and results either. I have run different gears and, even during that time, those guys were very friendly and approachable. Even now, when we are at the races, they take the time to check on us and offer their help with anything I may need. When I was having hand issues, KSE were the ones who adjusted the gears for me, aiding my ability to keep racing. Since switching, we haven’t had any problems and have seen great consistency.”

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio (Select Pay-Per-View video) during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2018/2019 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races on the grandstand side in the Racinboy’s t-shirt trailer along with pit side shirts in the team trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2019 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95.

 

 

Kerry Madsen and Big Game Motorsports Set for World of Outlaws Races in North Carolina and Indiana

Inside Line Promotions - SWEDESBORO, N.J. (May 23, 2019) - Kerry Madsen will join the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for three races during the upcoming holiday weekend.

The KI Crossbows backed Big Game Motorsports team will race on Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the Patriot Nationals and on Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., during the Memorial Day Spectacle presented by KOI Auto Parts.

"I'm looking forward to it," Madsen said. "We're not putting the whole night together yet like you need to with the Outlaws. We need to do a better job at the start of the night and keep up with the changes. The speed is there. We just have to put it all together."

Madsen raced with the World of Outlaws three times in the last week. He qualified seventh quickest in his group before placing fifth in a heat race and 17th in the main event on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Madsen capped the weekend by timing in fifth quickest in his group on Saturday. He then ended fourth in a heat race and 12 th in the A Main.

"I was pretty happy with everything after Williams Grove," he said. "It's good to do a couple of races in a row with the Outlaws. When you run weekly shows you can run well and not see the problems, but when you run with the Outlaws it's hard to overcome many things so you learn where you need to get better."

This week started on Tuesday at Bridgeport Speedway, where Madsen qualified 24th quickest, charged from eighth to fifth place in a heat race and wrapped up the night with a 14th-place run in the main event.

"I think we underachieved at Bridgeport," he said. "We were a little on the free side. But that's how you get better is to keep at it with the World of Outlaws. Hopefully we can continue to improve with our races this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 17 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 17 (17).

May 18 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 12 (14).

May 21 - Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 5 (8); Feature: 14 (15).

SEASON STATS -

8 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Patriot Nationals and Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., for the Memorial Day Spectacle presented by KOI Auto Parts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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Trenca Captures Top 10 at Thunder Mountain Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CENTER LISLE, N.Y. (May 23, 2019) - Joe Trenca posted his third top 10 in four starts this season during the final night of a Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints doubleheader last Saturday at Thunder Mountain Speedway.

"We weren't really that good when we unloaded, but we made some changes and got the car a lot better," he said. "I timed in fourth in my group and had a heck of a heat race with Paulie Colagiovanni. It was a good race."

Trenca placed second in the heat race to make the feature redraw. The Mucci Motorsports driver pulled the No. 3 to start third in the A Main.

"There was a caution about every five laps," he said. "I kept starting on the bottom and just couldn't get rolling. I'd lose a couple of spots each time and before I knew it the race was over. It wasn't the preferred line to be on the bottom."

Trenca's ninth-place run was his best outing at the track since running third in 2016.

The weekend began on Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., where Trenca timed in second quickest in his group. A heat race win earned a bid into the feature redraw. Unfortunately, he pulled the highest number - 12 - to line up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.

"We ran real good in the heat," he said. "We were running the fastest laps of the night. Then in the feature we cut a tire running eighth or something like that. It started to go down. I could feel it and I got real tight and went over the track in turn one. If you get off the track there it puts you right in the pits. I couldn't stop so that ended our night."

Trenca was credited with a 23rd-place result.

Sunday's World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., rained out.

Trenca will return to action with the Patriot Sprint Tour this Saturday at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y. His best result at the track was eighth in 2017.

"Fonda is a tough place, but it's under new management with good guys," he said. "They've made a lot of improvements. I'm excited to see the improvements at the track and with the facility."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 17 - Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 23 (12).

May 18 - Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 9 (3).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., with the Patriot Sprint Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Don Ott Racing Engines

Don Ott Racing Engines builds engines for sprint car teams across the country. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/DonOttRacing/ .

"We've been with Don Ott Racing Engines since Day 1," Trenca said. "We're pleased with their engines and look forward to continue doing business with them."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

Trenca is seeking additional marketing partners to get more experience by traveling and taking advantage of opportunities in the 410ci sprint car ranks. To learn more about options to team up with Mucci Motorsports, call Joe at 315-481-6080.

 

 

Andrews Happy With Progress of New Team Despite Limited Seat Time Because of Weather

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (May 23, 2019) - Mother Nature has kept Chris Andrews from completely gelling with his new Mackey Motorsports team. But in five starts he is happy with the progress the team is making, including another top-five run last weekend.

Andrews said the Ken and Duane Mackey owned team learned a lot while competing with the Kistler Racing Products/All Pro Heads Attica Fremont Championship Series over the weekend.

It began on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where Andrews hung around the top five the entire feature, recording a fifth-place finish in only his fourth night with the team. He scored a runner-up finish at the track during his first night in the car a month ago.

"That was a really cool group of racers," he said. "When you have Jac Haudenschild, Dale Blaney, Joey Saldana, to be competitive with that talent and experience, I'll take a fifth-place finish."

On Saturday the team traveled to nearby Fremont Speedway, where Andrews scored a 14th-place result on a challenging track surface.

"We were just way too tight," he said. "These guys aren't used to a tight track like Fremont. But they learned what I like in the car and I think we will be better this coming weekend. We just need more races together for them to get used to what I like the car to feel."

The team plans to compete with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions this Friday at Attica Raceway Park and Sunday at Fremont Speedway.

"I'm not sure if we will race Saturday at Fremont with FAST, but I'm excited to see how we stack up against the All Stars," Andrews said.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 17 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 5 (3).

May 18 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 14 (11).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and Sunday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisAndrews19c

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.andrews.5059

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Griff's Engines

Griff's Engines was established in 1967 in Sandusky, Ohio, and builds racing, performance, marine and farm/industrial engines. Drawing from a combined 100 years of experience, Griff's has been a player in the very tough Northern Ohio racing scene for over 40 years. Griff's has built engines for everything from offshore power boats, super modifieds, asphalt and dirt late models, asphalt and dirt sprint cars, dirt modifieds, Emods, various drag racing classes and tractor and truck pullers. For more information, visit http://www.GriffsEngines.com.

"Gary and the guys at Griff's have built our team great power and their engines are reliable," Andrews said.

Andrews would also like to thank Kistler Racing Products, Griewahn's Concrete, Scotty's Body Shop, Kistler Racing Products and Slade Shock Technology for their continued support.

 

 

Bogucki Guides SawBlade.com Sponsored Team to Solid Results During Debut in Michigan

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (May 23, 2019) - Scott Bogucki admits he made some driving mistakes in his first-ever competition in the state of Michigan, but the weekend produced some good finishes and knowledge for the Australian driver.

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour ventured to I-96 Speedway last weekend, spending a doubleheader at an event that drew a great car count.

"It was a new track for me," Bogucki said. "I've never ran on anything like that. I made some mistakes and we had some bad luck, but overall it was an okay weekend."

On Friday, the SawBlade.com sponsored driver charged from seventh to fourth in his heat race and he dominated his qualifier.

"We were okay in the heat and made some adjustments and we were really, really, really good in the qualifier," he said. "I made some mistakes in the feature. The car wasn't great, but it was good enough to get a better finish than eighth in the feature."

Bogucki's eighth-place outing put him atop the ASCS National Tour championship standings.

Saturday began with a blown rear end in the SawBlade.com backed machine. Bogucki didn't finish his heat, but he charged from ninth to third in a qualifier to lock into the A Main. He capped the night with a 12 th-place finish.

"We blew the rear end in hot laps and thrashed to get the new one in," he said. "We missed getting the cable in right and it came out of gear in the heat. I had to start at the tail of the qualifier and I got to third. In the feature I missed the bottom on the start and spun. We went to the work area and changed a tire and it we went from 13 inches of stagger to 10, but I was still able to come from the tail to a 12th-place finish so it was an okay weekend."

Bogucki, who sits fifth in the championship standings, spent this week organizing and cleaning the truck and trailer getting ready for a three-race weekend which he hopes to kick off Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, before heading to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the ASCS National Tour on Saturday and Sunday.

"I learned from Jason Johnson that you need to have the trailer and truck organized and clean if you want to compete," he said. "We're hoping the weather holds out for this weekend. I'm really looking forward to getting back to Lake Ozark. Last year we had a shock issue, which I discovered the following week. Knowing what that issue was and getting it corrected has me pumped up for this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 17 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Heat race: 4 (7); Qualifier: 1 (2); Feature: 8 (6).

May 18 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Heat race: 9 (8); Qualifier: 3 (9); Feature: 12 (16).

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 1 top fives, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa; and Saturday and Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SawBlade.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SawBladecom

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sawblade.com_

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - SawBlade.com

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

"Hopefully the weather starts to turn around and we can get a good stretch of races in so we can get SawBlade the exposure they deserve," Bogucki said. "I feel really good where this team is right now. We have speed and just need a little luck and I need more seat time to eliminate my mistakes."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, KW Motorsports, Ostrich Race Engines, Weld Wheels, Rod End Supply, HRP Wings, Schoenfeld Headers, K1, Rocket Designs, Momentum Suspension, Denver Findley, Al Drivelines, PAC, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium and Maxim Chassis for their continued support.

 

 

TBJ Promotions' 4th annual Midget Round Up Postponed to July 5-6

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (May 23, 2019) - Rain throughout this week along with the high percentage of wet weather predicted this weekend has forced TBJ Promotions officials to postpone the 4th annual Midget Round Up until July 5-6.

"With all the rain we've got and how the forecast looks we want to save everyone the time of traveling this weekend," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "Thankfully we were able to find a weekend in July where we can shift this event."

The event continues at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., where both nights will feature midgets with the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series and the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League as well as Winged 'A' Class micro sprints with the NOW600 Tel-Star Technologies Kansas Region.

The front gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. each night.

Tickets are $20 for adults on July 5 and $15 on July 6. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free both nights.

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

Additionally, TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Mid-America Millwright, The Tunnel Car Wash, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Driven Midwest and Maupin's Truck Service for their continued support of the event.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions is in its 10th year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event in 2019 is the 4th annual Midget Round Up, which is July 5-6 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

ROA SETS TRACK RECORD AND TAKES 2ND IN ARIZONA – BACK TO PERRIS SATURDAY!

(Cypress, CA, May 23, 2019) Brody Roa put the previous week’s 14th place finish at Bakersfield in his rearview mirror and he set a new track record in qualifying and placed second in the USAC Southwest Series’ “Hank Arnold Memorial” last Saturday night at the Central Arizona Speedway. This week, he will try to retake the point lead in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series at the annual “Salute to Indy” at Perris Auto Speedway.

The long journey to Arizona quickly paid dividends for the Garden Grove driver and his team with fast time in qualifying and the new track record of 15.133 on the Casa Grande oval. The veteran racer backed that up with a second-place finish in his heat race.

Roa started the 30-lap main event on the outside of the third row. The track proved to be hard on tires and hard to make passes on. For most of the first half of the race, Roa kept the #91R in sixth before moving up one spot on the 13th lap. As the four cars in front of him wore out and popped their right rear tires, Roa had taken care of his right rear well enough to end up with the lead with two laps to go. However, one of the drivers who blew a tire earlier, came back with new rubber and snatched the lead from Roa with one lap to go.

With a tire that was void of tread, Roa came home second. The finish allowed him to expand his lead in the USAC Southwest Series standings to 48-points going into the next race at Arizona Speedway on June 1st. Through his first dozen sprint car races in 2019, Roa has an impressive record with three wins and 10 top fives. Only one time has he finished out of the top 10.

Before he heads back to Arizona, Roa will be at Perris this Saturday for the USAC/CRA “Salute to Indy,” a race that began in 1948. After leading the points for much of the early going this season, he comes into Saturday’s race in second place, but he is only 20 points out of first.

For fans who would like to attend this Saturday’s race, the spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will be at 7:00.

Perris Auto Speedway is located at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in Perris (92571). The track website is at http://perrisautospeedway.com/ and the office phone is (951) 940-0134.

Colorful Brody Roa t-shirts are available now at the track or via mail. If you cannot make it to a track and would like to order one, please use the following link https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product. Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2019 season, look at Roa’s schedule below. He is available to race on any night not already on his racing calendar. Contact him at the phone number and E-mail address in this release.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Wilwood Brakes, and Coffman Racing Graphics. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

 

 

SWEENEY RUSH SPORTSMAN MODS SET FOR WEST VIRGINIA DEBUT SUNDAY AT TYLER COUNTY IN A HOVIS TOUR EVENT; WILL BE JOINED BY RUSH SPRINTS IN BONNELL'S ROD SHOP WEEKLY SERIES SPECIAL

May 22, 2019 (By Mike Leone)

(Middlebourne, WV)...Try number two for the inaugural "RUSH Night" at "The Bulling" at Tyler County Speedway will take place this Sunday evening (May 26). It'll be a Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance doubleheader featuring the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds in a Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Touring Series event along with the RUSH Sprint Cars in a Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special. The event was originally scheduled for April 27 before being rained out. Warm-ups are slated for 6 p.m.

The Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds are in their sixth year of existence and will travel to the state of West Virginia for the first time in Series history. In a highly-anticipated event on the 1/4-mile, Tyler County will become the 12th different speedway to host an event all-time. This will be the first time since the inaugural 2014 season at America's Motorsports Park in Clearfield, Pa. that the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds have raced on a 1/4-mile track.

Sunday will officially kick-off the 2019 Hovis Touring Series chase, but will also award Hovis Weekly Series points towards that $3,000 championship. The 25-lap feature will pay $800 to-win. Ohio Intra Express "Shock the Clock" Qualifying will award $100 to the fastest qualifier and will set the heat race lineups.

The Hovis Touring Series ran a non-point feature to open up the season on May 11 when Chas Wolbert won the 2018 "Apple Festival Nationals" $800 make-up for his all-time leading fifth career Tour victory. A total of 36 different cars competed in the event. Wolbert's five-race Sharon win streak was snapped last Saturday in a Hovis Weekly Series event when Rob Kristyak won his first ever RUSH feature.

Garrett Krummert is the defending Tour and Weekly Series Champion. There has yet to be a repeat champion in the four-year Tour history with Larry Kugel winning in 2015, Brian Schaffer in 2016, and Kyle Martell in 2017. Fourteen-year-old Blaze Myers pulled off a stunning upset in the 2018 finale at Lernerville winning from 19th to capture the "Futures Cup" crown. The class has grown each year. In 2018, a total of 48 different cars competed, and home track Sharon Speedway averaged nearly 27 cars per night.

Meanwhile, the Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars will make their second ever appearance at Tyler County after competing on Saturday night at Sharon. Gale Ruth, Jr. won the inaugural event at Tyler County last year. In the inaugural 2018 season, 21 different cars campaigned with Chad Ruhlman winning the $5,000 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series title. Bonnell's Rod Shop returns to present the $20,000+ Weekly Series points fund that awards points for drivers' best 12 finishes throughout 2019. The 20-lap feature will pay $600 to-win. At least a dozen new RUSH Sprint Cars have or will debut in 2019. To date this season, only one event has been completed with Ruhlman winning at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway over Zach Morrow.

"Our racers are really looking forward to racing at Tyler County," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "We have to thank Tyler County for bringing this event back after it was rained out to allow both divisions the opportunity to compete on their 'bullring' as part of RUSH Night. The Sprint Car drivers really enjoyed racing there last year and are eager to return, while several of our RUSH Modified racers have always asked about the opportunity to race at Tyler County. This night is certainly going to be a unique show for Tyler County's fans that don't get the opportunity to see the center-steer Modifieds or Sprint Cars compete in their area."

RUSH Sportsman Modified Series Officials will determine the Sherwood Racing Wheels "Man of Steel" award winner as one that bounced back from an earlier mishap to finish the event strongly each night. The selected driver will receive a certificate for a free Sherwood Racing Wheel.

Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the Modified feature. The TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" will award three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid valued at approximately $45 along with a certificate for a discount off any TBM Brakes purchase.

Dirt Defender's "Defensive Drive" will go to the Modified driver that best defended his position throughout the night. This award chosen by RUSH Officials will award a $40 Dirt Defender product package. A Sunoco 5-Gallon Race Jug will go to the winner of each RUSH Mod Tour race in 2019.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m. A drivers meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. with warm-ups at 6 and group qualifying for the Mods to follow. The Westhold transponders will be used for the Modifieds. There will be a $35 entry fee for the Mods. Pit passes are $35. Drivers in both divisions need to come prepared with fuel and tires.

RUSH Sportsman Modified Feature Payoff: 1. $800 2. $500 3. $350 4. $300 5. $250 6. $220 7. $180 8. $175 9. $170 10. $165 11. $160 12. $155 13. $150 14. $145 15. $140 16. $135 17. $130 18-24. $125. Tow $75.

RUSH Sprint Car Feature Payoff: 1. $600 2. $300 3. $250 4. $225 5. $200 6. $195 7. $190 8. $185 9. $180 10. $175 11. $170 12. $165 13. $160 14-18. $155 19-24. $150. Tow $75.

Tyler County Speedway is a 1/4-mile dirt oval located at 1 Boreman School Rd., Middlebourne, WV 26149. Tyler County ran its first race on June 9, 1974 and the 2019 season will mark the 46th straight year of continuous operations. Tyler County Speedway annually hosts some of the largest and most popular events in the Ohio Valley region. For more information, check out their website at www.tylercountyspeedwayonline.com. Like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebullringwv and follow them on Twitter @The_Bulling.

RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC & Pace Performance along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Trailer-Alarms.com, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Zarin Truck & Automotive, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like the Sportsman Modified Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsportsmanmods and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSportMods.

 

 

SPEEDING UP: Northeast Swing Continues Momentum Boost for CJB Motorsports Multiple top-5's continues strong run for CJB; North Carolina & Indiana up next

CARLISLE, PA. - May 22, 2019 - As the calendar rolls towards the summer months, the temperature isn't the only thing rising.

CJB Motorsports and Shane Stewart took to Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pa. on Wednesday, May 15th for their first race of the season as a "home team." The organization calls Carlisle, Pa. home so any race in the Keystone state carries an extra level of urgency.

Stewart timed in 15th, rallied from 8th to 4th in his heat race and charged from 14th to 5th in the feature.

"I thought our week in Pennsylvania went really well," said Shane Stewart, pilot of the #5 Killer Instinct Crossbows , Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "We had two top-5 finishes and we qualified pretty well at Williams Grove. Barry and I are starting to mesh more and more. Sometimes these things take time but we continue to grow as a team."

On Friday, May 17th, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series headed to WIlliams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. for the first of two nights of racing during the annual Morgan Cup weekend.

Stewart and the #5 machine timed in 7th, finished 2nd in their heat race, finished 3rd in the dash and ended up 4th in the feature.

The team was back at it the following night where they timed in 5th, finished 4th in their heat race and 11th in the feature.

A quick jaunt up to Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway was on tap for Sunday, May 19th until heavy rains forced series and track officials to cancel the event.

The Outlaws then competed at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J. on Tuesday, May 21st. Stewart timed in 14th, finished 4th in his heat race and moved from 11th to 9th in the feature.

The Outlaws will continue a busy, "Month of May," with stops in North Carolina and Indiana. A two day show awaits the, 'Greatest Show on Dirt,' at the Dirt Track at Charlotte near Concord, N.C. on Friday, May 24th and Saturday, May 25th. The weekend culminates with a Memorial Day tilt at Lawrenceburg, (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 27th.

"I have had good runs at both Charlotte and Lawrenceburg so I am looking forward to getting back to both tracks," Stewart said. "Being in Charlotte for two days will be a little different but the crowds should be good considering it is (World) 600 weekend."

2019 STATS: Events: 23 Quick Times: 1 Wins: 1 Top-5's: 7 Top-10's: 14 Heat Race Wins: 2 Dash Wins: 1

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com. Check out DirtVision's new subscription program that features LIVE video coverage of EVERY World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Shane Stewart. 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: Killer Instinct, Crossbows, Weikert's Livestock, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Arai, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Chalk Racing Stix, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Off Axis Paint, Outerwears, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Ackland Insurance Presents Season Opener at Ohsweken on May 24

 By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 22, 2019) – The long eight month off-season will finally come to a close when the first green flag of the season drops at Ohsweken Speedway for the Ackland Insurance season opener on Friday, May 24. The fast and high-banked 3/8-mile oval has sat dormant for more than 250 days prior to Wednesday night’s Test and Tune session, but will finally come back to life with a full card for Friday Night Excitement. All four Ohsweken weekly divisions will be in action to begin their respective seasons, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

Race time for the Ackland Insurance season opener is 7:30pm. Adult admission is just $14 while Seniors (65+) and Youths (13-17) are only $10. Kids aged 7-12 are only $3 and Kids 6 and under are free. This pricing is in effect for all weekly Friday Night Excitement shows in 2019. Cars will be on track for the first time in 2019 on Wednesday, May 15 for the rescheduled Test and Tune night. For the full schedule of events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

The new season for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars is one of the most anticipated in recent memory with a crop of four full-time rookies planning to chase rookie-of-the-year honours. The top-five in the championship standings from 2018 are all returning to the division, including two-time champion Dylan Westbrook, who has moved to the Hill’s Racing Team. Last year’s runner-up Jim Huppunen will look to improve by one spot this season while third-place finisher Cory Turner will now drive for the Burger Barn Racing team with a new number on his top wing in No.13. For a full Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division preview, click here.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

With over 40 drivers pre-registered for the 2019 season, the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division will be one of the toughest and most competitive divisions at the track each week. Four drivers from last year’s top-eight have moved up to the 360 Sprint Car ranks, including the division’s defending champion. That leaves a handful of Sprint Car veterans looking to fend off the challenges of young guns and sophomore aces. For the full Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division preview, click here.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks are set to roar back into action with their popular brand of three-wide and action-packed racing. Four-time and defending champion Dave Bailey will be back in his drive for five championships. It’s a familiar cast of characters for 2019 with all drivers that finished in the top-eight last season returning to the division, which includes runner-up Trevor DeBoer, Logan Shwedyk, Ken Sargent, Ryan Beagle, Jim Lampman, Christopher Hale and Blake Bomberry Jr. Two drivers are moving up from the mini stock division and will battle in rookie-of-the-year contention with Adam Plazek and Clinton Nicholls racing with the Thunder Stocks this year.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

In the HRW Automotive Mini Stock division, fans can expect the same edge-of-your-seat five-wide racing they have come to know and love on Friday nights. The reigning track champion Matt Nuell is set to defend his title in 2019 after claiming the top spot by a single point last September. He’ll face a familiar list of competitors with each of the top-10 drivers from last season returning to the track this year, including breakout driver Gillian Hils, Dusty DeBoer, Jonathan Ayrton and fan favourite “Cheeseburger” Sean Iftody. The remainder of last year’s top-10 included Mike Sarantakos, Tim DeBoer, Kyle Wert, Martin Schroeder and Tristan Da Silva. The division will also welcome at least three new drivers for the rookie-of-the-year chase including Tom Cole in No.6r, Jason Thomson in No.16T and Ryan Hillar in No.21H. The HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will also start their season with the first home track race for the Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt series. ___________________________________________ About Ackland Insurance: Ackland Insurance is an agent for Desjardins Insurance. Born and raised in Brantford, Nathan Ackland is a second generation insurance agent with 18 years experience in the industry serving the community of Brant. Nathan is an active supporter of several local charities, sports teams and is an avid race fans who owns and supports several local race teams. For more information, visit www.acklandinsurance.com.

About MavTV Canada’s All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s Ohsweken Speedway is excited to announce its Friday Night Excitement racing will be the centerpiece of a new international television broadcast on MavTV Canada called All North Racing powered by Pinty’s. All North Racing will visit Ohsweken for six live broadcasts that will be re-aired multiple times in Canada and the United States. The MavTV broadcasts are scheduled for May 31, June 21, July 22, July 23, August 30 and September 14. These broadcasts include both nights of the Northern Summer Nationals featuring Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu as well as the 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. For more information on MavTV Canada, visit www.facebook.com/MAVTVCanada.

Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.

2019 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Nitro 54 Variety/Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.

 

 

Ryan Smith Battles Outlaw Swing

Mandee Pauch Relations – May 22, 2019 – Ryan Smith and Heffner Racing had a busy weekend with the World of Outlaws in town. It was an up and down challenge for the No.72 team but they didn’t let it slow them down.

The World of Outlaw Sprint Cars made the trip to the northeast this past week where they opened up Wednesday evening at Lincoln Speedway.

“We started third in the heat race and had a shot at second,” noted Smith. “I was running the top then Jacob Allen, who was running second, moved up right when I went to go by him, so we ended up third.”

Smith’s third-place heat race finish lined him up 12thfor the A-Main.

“That was the best car we had all year,” he said. “We could go anywhere with it. I would have liked to of seen a yellow to see if I could run with the big blue car, but we passed some really good cars on our way through. We had some good speed, so it was a good night.”

Smith battled his way through the field to finish runner-up to Lance Dewease.

Friday and Saturday saw the team back at Williams Grove Speedway for a double-header.

“To sum up the Grove, both nights we timed good, we didn’t have to run any B-Mains, but we just didn’t make the right changes,” added Smith. “Come feature time we can’t get rolling so we’re definitely missing something. We finished where we started both nights.”

Smith collected a 12thand 15thplace finish.

“There were a lot of good cars that didn’t make the show,” he said. “They struggled worse than we did. We just need to get up in the top-five there and get better.”

Tuesday evening saw the Outlaws make their return to Bridgeport Speedway after a 16-year absence. This time they battled it out on the new 3/8-mile.

“It was the same kind of deal as it was all weekend,” Smith said. “We’re good by ourselves and good in clean air but then we put the backup alarm on the rest of the night.”

Smith opened the evening with a heat race win, locking him in to the dash.

Smith finished fifth in the dash, lining him up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

“We ended up eighth,” he said. “We have to figure out what we can do different. We’re doing everything we know to fix but nothings changing. We’re on the fence on what to do but we’re still trying.”

RYAN SMITH SEASON STATS –

19 races– 1 win, 9 top five’s, 14 top 10s

MEDIA LINKS –

Heffner Racing Website: www.heffnerracing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/HeffnerRacing Twitter: www.twitter.com/HeffnerRacing

Ryan Smith Website: www.ryansmithracing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/RyanSmithKunkletownKid Twitter: www.twitter.com/RyanSmithRacing Instagram: www.instagram.com/ryansmith410

APPAREL –

Find Ryan Smith apparel available at their racecar trailer during events they compete in this season as well as at S&S Speedways and on the Ryan Smith Racing Facebook Page

RYAN SMITH SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Lelands.com

Lelands is the first sports auction house and the premier appraisers and authenticators in the entire sports collectible hobby. For more information, visit www.lelands.com.

“Lelands is Mike’s business,” Smith said. “He puts a lot of time during the week traveling the country making that deal go. That’s a big part of how we get to the track every week.”

Smith would also like to thankHeffner Racing Enterprises, Lelands Auction, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Red Robin Catering, CnB Chubby, Selinsgrove Speedway, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Blazer’s Body Shop, Hodnett & Co. RRi Designs, Specialty Rigging Company, Trent Gower Photography, Packer’s Concessions, Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants, Diversified Machine Inc, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Slade Shock Technology, K1 Racegear, CR Graphics, Butler Built Seats, Rider Engines, Maxim Race Cars, and PAC Springs for their continued support.

 

 

BIG-BLOCK MODIFIEDS & RUSH NON-WING SPRINTS SET FOR 1ST APPEARANCE OF THE SEASON PART OF THE MENARDS "SUPER SERIES" ALONG WITH A FULL SHOW SATURDAY AT SHARON

 by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH May 22, 2019 Sharon Speedway will look to make it three in a row this Saturday night (May 25) as the 90th anniversary season rolls on. The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds and the non-wing RUSH Sprint Cars will make their visits of the season as part of the Menards "Super Series" program. Also on the card will be the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods, and the Junior Sprints for kids. It's Twin-State Auto Racing Club Night with free general admission or half off pit admission for card-carrying members. Race time is 7 p.m.

Rex King, Jr. leads the contingent of ground-pounders back to Sharon for their first of four visits of 2019. King, Jr. captured three of the last four track championships for the Big-Block Modifieds at Sharon and owns 25 career wins at Sharon. "Cooter" is off to a fast start this season winning three races on the circuit. His father Rex is the top active winner in the division with 54 victories. Other expected challengers include Dave Murdick, Will Thomas III, Garrett Krummert, Jim Rasey, Jeremiah Shingledecker, and others. Saturday's 25-lap feature winner will also receive a guaranteed starting spot for the July 30 $7,500 to-win Super DIRTcar Series event.

The RUSH Sprint Cars will try once again to get their first show of the year in at Sharon on Saturday night. Eighteen of the non-wing cars were on hand before the rain came on May 4. In their only completed race of 2019, defending $5,000 Series Champion, Chad Ruhlman, scored the win at Pittsburgh on May 11. Ruhlman won last year's only completed appearance at Sharon, while the "Apple Fest" event was rained out while the feature was on the track and the racers split the purse. The Ruhlmans are big supporters of the division as Chad's son Kevin is now driving his car from last year and Chad's brother Brian, a big Late Model and Modified winner, entered the class late last year.

Veteran racer, Bobby Whitling, ended a seven-year winless drought at Sharon taking the Stock Car win last Saturday night. Whitling had a big battle with fellow Venango County, Pennsylvania racer, Jackson Humanic, then held off defending track champion, Chris McGuire, for the $700 payday thanks to more than a full field of cars on hand. Whitling, the 2000 Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Car Champion on the old half-mile track, now has the early points lead. Full field plus car counts not only mean the highest pay structure, but drivers that do not qualify for the feature also receive a pit pass in addition to their tow money for the three weekly divisions.

There was a new face in Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane in the RUSH Sportsman Modified division last Saturday night. After racing to a runner-up finish the week before in the 2018 "Apple Festival Nationals" Touring Series make-up feature, Rob Kristyak ended Chas Wolbert's five-race win streak that dated back to last season. The former Big-Block Modified racer hadn't won at Sharon since 2011 and has now settled in well in his second year behind the wheel of the cost-contained RUSH-sanctioned division. A few new racers made their way to Sharon last week as the HTMA/Precise Racing Products-sponsored division continues to produce strong car counts. David Kalb, Jr. will go down in history as the first winner of the "Wheelman" event for non-winners as he picked up the $75 and the early points lead for that RUSH program.

Ty Rhoades has quickly become the driver to beat in the Econo Mods. After struggling for years to break into victory lane at Sharon, Rhoades has now won three of the last six feature events dating back to last season for the Summit Racing Equipment-sponsored division. The Econo Mod class has featured seven different track champions in its nine-year existence. Only last year's champion, Jacob Eucker, is planning on competing for the championship as Rhoades and others look to become the eighth different champion in year number 10.

Pits are open throughout the afternoon on Saturday with pit passes going on sale at 4 p.m., while the main grandstands open at 5. Heat races are scheduled for 7 p.m. Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $13, while senior citizens are $10. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. In order to reserve either of these ahead of time, call the office Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 330-772-5481. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE! Pit passes are $30. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

Coming up on Saturday, June 1 will see the "410" Sprint Cars return for another $3,000 to-win show part of the Menards "Super Series". Also on the program will be the RUSH Sprint Cars, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Elite Econo Mod Series, and power wheels racing for the kids. Race time is 7 p.m.

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

 

 

Pittman Pockets Trio of Top-5’s with World of Outlaws

PETERSEN MEDIA- Amidst one of the more frustrating season’s with weather in recent memory with the World of Outlaws, Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports picked up a trio of Top-5’s with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ as the series invaded the Northeast over the last week.

“With the weather, and some rough nights mixed in the last few weeks, it was nice to grab some Top 5’s and be in the mix,” Daryn Pittman said. “The guys are working extremely hard, and I can’t thank Dennis and Teresa Roth enough for all of their support.”

After getting off to a good start on Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway, Pittman would make a rare mistake and spin his machine to a stop while running in the third spot, and if it wasn’t for that, he may picked up another strong finish.

Putting that behind him, DP checked into Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night and had a good showing as he timed the Roth Enterprises/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co./HR Live Stock Transportation No. 83 entry in third fastest in his group before a second place finish in his heat.

Running second in the Dash, Pittman would get off to a great start as he led the opening 14 laps of the feature event. Falling to David Gravel on the 15th circuit, Pittman would take the checkered flag with a third place finish.

Saturday night’s Morgan Cup finale again saw Pittman get off to a nice start at the track he was a regular at a few years back with Heffner Racing. Timing in fourth in his flight, the Owasso, OK driver would pick up an important second place finish in his heat, which propelled him into the Dash.

Going from eighth to fifth in the Dash, Pittman would take the green flag from the fifth starting position, and keep his Roth Motorsports entry in the hunt as he capped Saturday night off with a fourth place finish.

Sunday’s rain out led the team to Bridgeport Speedway on Tuesday night to cap a busy stay in the northeast. On the reconfigured speedway, a fifth place qualifying effort led to a heat race win and another appearance in the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash.

A fourth place finish in the Dash, led to a second row starting position in one of the most action packed feature events of the 2019 season. In a spirited battle much of the night up front, Pittman would run inside a tight knit battle that saw him inside the Top-5.

As the leaders worked through traffic, Pittman would keep pace as he closed the week long trip out with his third Top-5 by way of a fifth place finish.

“We have another busy week coming up, and we will look to improve and get this car back in victory lane,” Pittman added. “Again, big thanks to the Roth family, as well as my crew for all they do.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co., HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, Wicked Cushion, and Team Simpson for their support in 2019.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 21, Wins: 2, Top 5’s: 12, Top 10’s: 16

ON TAP: Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports are geared up for a Friday-Saturday double header at Charlotte Dirt Track, and a Monday night visit to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana.

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

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

 

 

Justyn Cox Set For 6th Annual Marvin Smith Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA: After getting caught up in an opening lap wreck on Friday night in Tulare, CA, Justyn Cox is excited that one of the events he looks forward to every year is upon us, as he is set for this Saturday and Sunday’s Marvin Smith Classic at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, OR.

“I love getting up to Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon whenever I can, and the Marvin Smith Memorial is an event a truly look forward to,” Justyn Cox said. “We have been close to winning it a few times, and this year I will be up there with Doug Rutz, and really like our chances after the speed we have had together in a few starts this year.”

Cox and the Rutz team were in action on Friday night in Tulare, CA with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. Timing in second fastest in his qualifying group, Cox would finish fifth in his heat race which would be good enough to propel him in the 30 lap Peter Murphy Classic opening night feature event.

Lining up in the 18th starting position, a massive pile up would take place in front of car, and trying to avoid the mess, Cox would spin through the infield and make heavy contact with the K-Rail. The damage would be extensive and Cox and Rutz Racing would see their night come to a close.

“The guys have worked really hard this week putting a new car together, and I am excited to get up there,” Cox said. “Winning the opener in 2017, the Sunday night finale is one that I want very badly. It will be a stacked field, but I am in a very good car, and am excited to compete at this race in one of those cars riched in Northwest history.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, Cranked Naturals, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2019!

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-15, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Justyn Cox and Rutz Racing will be in action on Saturday and Sunday night in Cottage Grove, OR during the Marvin Smith Memorial.

 

 

Ian Madsen Looks Forward to Busy Memorial Day Weekend After Up and Down Trip to Northeast

PETERSEN MEDIA- After a busy week in the northeast, Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team are already looking forward to a busy Memorial Day Weekend after up and down results.

“It wasn’t our ideal stretch of races, but it wasn’t terrible,” Ian Madsen said. “We are looking forward to two nights at Charlotte Dirt Track as we have ran really well there in years past, and a return trip to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana on Monday.”

Competing and Lincoln Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, and Bedford Speedway over the last week, Madsen picked up one Top-10 finish but was able to show pretty good speed at times during all four nights of action.

“We had really good speed all four nights, but when you mix in the PA contingent against the Outlaw guys, things get that much more challenging and that is a testament to both groups,” Madsen noted.

The best finish of the week came last Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway where the St. Marys, NSW pilot picked up a seventh place finish during the Gettysburg Clash.

Moving on to Williams Grove Speedway for the Morgan Cup, Madsen would advance from 14th to finish 11th on Friday before a 23rd to 17th charge on Saturday night after coming from the Last Chance Showdown.

Making his first appearance at Bedford Speedway on Tuesday night, Madsen would time the Logan Contractors Supply/Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 in third quickest before capping a busy stretch off with a 12th place finish in the semi.

“We obviously want to be up competing for wins, so we still have some work to do later in the night,’ Madsen said. “Again, really looking forward to getting back to a place we have success in the past, and hoping we can get this car back up front for the team and our partners.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, P1 Race Wear, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 5, Top 10’s-9

ON TAP: Ian and the KCP Racing team will be at Charlotte Dirt Track Friday and Saturday night before capping the holiday weekend with their annual visit to Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday 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.

 

 

Lance Dewease and the ‘Dream Team’ Shine in PA with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: A busy weekend of action across the country was highlighted by the long-standing rivalry of the PA Posse vs the World of Outlaws as the Outlaws spent the week in Pennsylvania.

Lance Dewease and his Kreitz Racing team were up for the challenge just as they have been so many times since joining forces. Dewease used his KSE Racing Products to pocket last Wednesday night’s Gettysburg Clash before capping the weekend off with a big win at the Morgan Cup.

Sandwiched in between Dewease’s wins, David Gravel scored his series leading third win of 2019 as he bested the field on Friday night during the opening night of the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove.

In California, the opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic went off with no hitch as Rico Abreu bested a stout field of Sprint Car Challenge Tour competitors and Austin Liggett continued his red-hot season as he won the USAC West Coast portion of the night.

In other USAC action, Tyler Courtney took top honors with the National Midget Series at Tri-City Speedway as Chris Windom won the Sprint Car portion of the event.

Other winners using KSE Racing Products include Sam Hafertepe, Jr, Terry McCarl, Tony Stewart, Jason Barney, Michael “Buddy” Kofoid, ‘T-Mez’, and Mark Dobmeier.

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 .

 

 

LEGENDARY WALLY PANKRATZ RACING AT PERRIS ON SATURDAY!

(Perris, CA, May 22, 2019) Perris Auto Speedway fans will get an extra treat at the annual “Salute to Indy” this Saturday night, May 25th. Legendary West Coast open-wheel driver Wally Pankratz will be making his first appearance in two years at the famous Riverside County clay oval in The PAS Senior Sprint Cars.

Pankratz, the son of former racer and Indy Car builder Bob Pankratz, has been racing open wheel cars for 49-years. He has competed in and won across the country in sprint cars, super modifieds, midgets and silver crown cars. He has won championships in the USAC Western Midget Series, the old Super Modified Racing Association, Hanford Speedway Sprint Cars, Ascot Super Midgets and two years ago, at the young age of 71, in the Ventura Senior Sprint Cars. All told, he has won 114-main events in his career and he was inducted into the National Midget Racing Hall of Fame in Belleville, Kansas in 2006 (one year before his father).

About a dozen years ago, Pankratz, now 73-years-old, officially retired from racing. However, someone apparently forgot to tell him that in order to retire, you must stop driving in races. Even though he announced that he was done, he just kept on competing.

“I actually did retire for a couple of years,” the Orange resident said with a laugh. “I was trying to get my driving school off the ground, and somebody had a friend who wanted to get into racing and take the school, but they had never heard of me. I told my wife maybe I should start racing the Focus Midget to keep my name out there. She went for it and I am still racing today.”

These days Pankratz confines most of his racing to the Senior Sprint Car Series (drivers 40 and older) at the Ventura Raceway. He drives for car owner Ray Swann and says he will keep on driving for as long as Swann wants him to.

“I keep driving because of Ray Swann,” Pankratz said. “He is 84-years-old, and he just loves it. His crew guys say he beams when they go to the races. At the end of last year, he asked me if I wanted to do this again. I told him if he wanted to, yes, I would do it. So, we are back at it again. My wife Barbara is on board and she loves Ray. As long as he wants to do it, I will do it to.”

A former defensive back at Fullerton Junior College and Idaho State, Pankratz attended training camp as a free agent with the San Diego Chargers in the 1960s. He once joked that the size of the players in camp convinced him to get into racing. Joke or not, he fashioned a wonderful career. One of the goals of his was to race Indy Cars and he did get the opportunity in the early 1980s driving for former CRA driver Norm Hall at Phoenix International Raceway and Riverside Raceway.

If Pankratz ever stops racing himself, the family name will still be around. His daughter Randi began her racing career at the old quarter midget track in Pomona in the early 1980s. Competitive like her father, she progressed from the quarter-midgets to the now-defunct USAC Three-Quarter Midget Series. For more than two decades now, she has been a regular, and one of the most popular drivers, in the USAC Western Midget Series.

All active and retired California Highway Patrol Officers will be admitted to this Saturday’s race free. All they have to do is show their CHP badge or id at the ticket window and they will be given a free ticket.

Spectator gates for Saturday’s race will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first 200 fans through the front gate will receive a free stadium cup courtesy of the American Cancer Society. The first race will take the green flag at 7:00.

Tickets for Saturday’s race are $25.00 for adults. Seniors 65 and over get in for $20.00. For active military with proper id and their spouse or date, it is $5.00 each. Teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 get in for $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00.

Camping on the fairgrounds opens at noon on Friday. Tailgating on the grassy area outside of turn four begins at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday.

Advance tickets for all Perris Auto Speedway events are available 24-hours a day online at https://bit.ly/2Aa50Lj or by calling 1-800-595-4849. If you do not wish to buy tickets in advance for any race, there will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window on race night.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.

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

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars 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.

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

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

 

 

THREE BIG RACES FOR MSCS ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Haubstadt, IN - May 21, 2019 - Once again there will be a full
holiday weekend of sprint car racing across Hoosierland. The
BRANDEIS Midwest Sprint Car Series will be racing on Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday nights beginning on May 24th. Racing that
Friday will be held at the Bloomington Speedway, continue at Lincoln
Park Speedway Saturday, and then wrap up with a third straight night
of action at Tri-State Speedway on Sunday.

Sprint car fans will enjoy the opportunity to follow the series from
track to track with a minimal amount of travel. Non-wing 410 sprint
car racing on the dirt continues to provide very exciting events and
is an enduring tradition in Indiana. It all starts at the
Bloomington Speedway on the Worlds Fastest ¼ Mile Red Clay Oval.
All three of these racing programs will be capped off with MSCS
features that pay $2,500 to win. In winning all three events, a
driver could collect $7,500.

This is the first of two times during the 2019 season that MSCS will
be involved in three consecutive days of back to back racing. But
the next one will not happen until July 4th, 5th, and 6th.

On Friday night MSCS will be sanctioning the 6th Annual JOSH BURTON
MEMORIAL. Tyler Courtney won the event in 2018 ahead of Robert
Ballou and Kevin Thomas Jr. Racing is set to begin at 7:00 Eastern
Time. For 2019 the program at Bloomington will be an all open wheel
show. Besides the 410 MSCS Sprints, the program will include the
winged 305 RaceSaver Sprints, midgets, and modifieds.

At Saturday night’s MEMORIAL WEEKEND SPECIAL at Putnamville, IN,
warm- ups and group qualifying begin at 6 P.M. Racing begins at 7
P.M. Eastern Time. MSCS defending champion Carson Short won the
Special in 2018. A.J. Hopkins took it in 2017. Thomas Meseraull
won this event at Lincoln Park in both 2016 and 2015.

On Sunday night MSCS will compete in the MEMORIAL WEEKEND CLASSIC at
Haubstadt, IN. Warm ups and group qualifying begin at 6 P.M. with
racing to follow at 7:30 P.M. Central Time. Chase Stockon won the
Classic at Tri-State in 2018, 2017 and 2016. Brady Short was the
victor there in 2015.

Kyle Cummins of Princeton, IN, dominated MSCS opening night action at
Tri-State Speedway on May 18th. The four time series champion now
holds the lead in MSCS points as the series heads to Bloomington
Speedway. The points runner-up for last season was Donny Brackett.
He was also fast out of the trailer in finishing second to Cummins at
the Midwest Madness event. Hence he starts the season second in
series points. The two drivers are separated by just 3 points. Kent
Schmidt, Stephen Schnapf, and Brady Short complete the list for the
top five.

There are three great opportunities to enjoy the rapid action sprint
car racing provides on this Memorial Day Weekend. The green flag
will drop and it will be a race to the crossed checkered flags every
night!

Provided as News and Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.


 

 

Busy Week Looms for Bacon

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (May 22, 2019) – Memorial Day weekend has historically been a significant weekend for auto racing in America.

This week is no exception for Brady Bacon, as “The Macho Man” will take in five consecutive nights of racing action aboard four different cars beginning on Wednesday night.

It all starts with Wednesday’s USAC National Sprint Car “Tony Hulman Classic” aboard the Hoffman Racing / Mean Green No. 69 Sprint Car.

Action shifts to the big cars on Thursday night with Bacon taking the wheel of the Klatt Racing No. 6 USAC Silver Crown entry for the “Hoosier Hundred” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Bacon makes the shift from the big cars to the little cars with Micro Sprint action in the Hinck No. 21h machine on Friday and Saturday at Peru, Indiana’s Circus City Speedway with a $10,000 winner’s share up for grabs on Saturday. He then rounds out the holiday weekend with a Sunday night NRA 360-ci Sprint Car outing at Eldora Speedway aboard his BBR No. 99.

Bacon goes into the week after some tough luck during the opening leg of last weekend’s River City Showdown at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL. The Saturday portion of the event was postponed until later in the year due to inclement weather.

Bacon was in contention for a strong finish in both the USAC Midget and USAC Sprint Car features before misfortune struck in both.

Working his way forward in the feature aboard the FMR No. 76 Midget, Bacon was leading the way until clipping an infield tire and coming to a stop with front end woes. Bacon rejoined the chase after quick repairs and limped home to an 18th place finish.

Bacon was then in the mix again in the USAC Sprint Car feature aboard the Hoffman Racing / Mean Green No. 69, battling amongst the top five until getting collected in an incident. Bacon was able to restart at the tail and worked his way back into the top ten with a ninth-place finish.

With a pair of wins to his credit already this season, Bacon looks to boost that total this week.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Mean Green, Fatheadz Eyewear, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Tel-Star Technologies, B&S Cattle, Lykins Oil, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Factor4, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, Lucas Oil, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers.

2019 Quick Stats: 28 races, 2 wins, 13 top-fives, 18 top-tens.

Up Next:

Wednesday – USAC Sprint Cars at Terre Haute (IN) Action Track.

Thursday – USAC Silver Crown at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Friday and Saturday – Micro Sprint Cars at Circus City Raceway in Peru, IN.

Sunday – NRA 360-ci Sprint Cars at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH.

Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.

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

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

 

 

Swindell SpeedLab Team and Bell Joining All Stars and World of Outlaws This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (May 22, 2019) - The Swindell SpeedLab sprint car team will race with both the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series during the upcoming holiday weekend.

NASCAR Xfinity Series star Christopher Bell will be behind the wheel on Sunday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the All Stars and on Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., with the World of Outlaws.

"We've been really good, but at the same time we're still searching for some things he wants to feel to be completely comfortable," team co-owner Kevin Swindell said. "I'm excited to see what we can do to get him completely happy in the car."

Bell has earned a trio of top fives and five top 10s in six starts with the team this season.

The Swindell SpeedLab team ventured to Fremont Speedway once last year while Monday will mark its debut at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

"I got an idea of what Fremont was last year," Swindell said. "We'll know what we have going in there. I went to Lawrenceburg with (Tyler Courtney) the year after I got hurt. I've worked on a car once and I've raced there once with Bernie (Stuebgen) so I have a sense. I expect we can apply what we've been doing to an extent and we'll be in the ballpark."

The team would also like to welcome Hunter Schuerenberg to the seat for the COMP Cams Sprint Car World Championship May 30 through June 1 at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio.

"He's done it by himself a lot with the setup and everything," Swindell said. "He'll be in a situation where he sits with some confidence and just has to worry about driving the thing. It's trying to get him to feel what he needs to feel. I think if we can do that he can run up front."

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kEHF9aNcHsMdBZaCTWDNw

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Premier Truck Group

With locations in the United States and Canada, Premier Truck Group is the best place to purchase your next vehicle, obtain quality service, purchase all makes of truck parts, or even have paint and collision work performed. For more information, visit http://www.PremierTruck.com.

"They were one of the first big partners that we had when we started the sprint car team," Swindell said. "We really appreciate their support."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, John Christner Trucking, South Bay, Wiser Organics, High Performance Lubricants, Rossie Feed & Grain, Hopf Farms, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Tim Walker Real Estate, TWRentToOwn.com, Gatewood Concrete, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, Bell Helmets, DIRTVision, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell SpeedLab for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Invading Rapid Speedway and Park Jefferson International Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - OSBORN, Mo. (May 22, 2019) - Jack Dover is riding a pair of streaks entering this weekend.

Dover will compete on Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and on Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints.

"We've done well at both tracks so as long as the weather holds out I think we can race up front at both tracks," he said. "We do have confidence rolling into both Rapid Speedway and Park Jefferson International Speedway."

Dover visited Victory Lane at Rapid Speedway last year when he also posted a runner-up result at the track. He also has a fourth-place run at the oval in both 2016 and in 2012.

Dover has won at least once during each of the last five years at Park Jefferson International Speedway.

"The more you win at a track the more confidence it gives you so we have a lot of confidence at Park Jefferson and we've always been a contender at Rapid Speedway," he said. "The goal for this weekend is to come away with a couple of wins. I think we have the race cars capable of that so I need to do my job and we need to avoid mistakes."

Dover competed last Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway, where he won an ASCS Warrior Region heat race after starting on the outside of the front row. That locked him into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 1 to start the Rick and Chris Bowers' owned sprint car on the pole for the A Main.

"We jumped out to a big lead right away," Dover said. "Someone told me we were four tenths to a half a second faster than the second-place car. Once I got into traffic a driver came up the track. Their right rear hit my left rear and right front hit my left front. It pushed me off the track off turn three and we tipped over."

Dover was unable to restart the race following the incident and he was credited with a 19th-place outing.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 19 (1).

SEASON STATS -

7 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., 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 - Liquid Trucking

Founded in 1989, family owned Liquid Trucking has grown to one of the 30 largest tank trucking companies in the United States. Liquid Trucking prides itself on providing the highest quality liquid transport services out of the Midwest and servicing the continental United States and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.LiquidTrucking.com.

"I'm really excited to have a big, local company I can represent," Dover said. "When we travel around the Midwest we see their trucks everywhere. It's great to have a company like that want to be part of Jack Dover Racing."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Wilson Rallies for Top-10 Finish at Attica Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - FREMONT, Ohio (May 22, 2019) - Greg Wilson powered from 18th to a seventh-place outing last Friday at Attica Raceway Park, where he made only his second start in the last month.

Wet weather once again hampered the weekend for Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team as a trio of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races in Wisconsin rained out. Fortunately, Wilson found an opportunity to compete in his home state during an AFCS Series doubleheader.

"We're lucky we were able to get some laps in," he said. "Although we had a great rally on Friday, the goal of the weekend was to learn and make more headway on improving the changes we've made to our race car recently."

Wilson improved throughout Friday night by overcoming a 23rd place qualifying run at the oval in Attica, Ohio. He advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race and from third to second in a B Main to earn a transfer into the main event. Wilson capped the night by charging to his fourth top 10 of the season.

"Attica Raceway Park is a home track for us and we have a lot of laps there," he said. "It gives us a lot of confidence to be able to move forward and it shows that some of the changes we're making to our program are positive. It was certainly a step in the right direction."

Friday was the highlight of the weekend as it preceded a tough outing at Fremont Speedway. Wilson rallied from eighth to fifth place in a heat race, which narrowly missed a lock-in spot into the main event on Saturday. An eighth-place finish in a B Main wrapped up the night.

Wilson is slated to return to All Star action with a tripleheader this weekend. It begins on Friday at Attica Raceway Park. Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, hosts a show on Saturday before Fremont Speedway concludes the holiday weekend on Sunday.

"I think last weekend should help us this weekend at Attica and Fremont, and we always enjoy heading to Wayne County," he said. "With all the weather we've battled this year our fingers are crossed we can get some racing in to continue to learn this car."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 17 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 7 (18).

May 18 - Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio - Qualifying: -; Heat race: 5 (8); B Main: 8 (2).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; Saturday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; and Sunday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kinsler Fuel Injection and All Pro Cylinder

Kinsler Fuel Injection is involved in engineering, manufacturing, sales, service, calibration, testing and modification of mechanical and electric fuel injection systems and components for all types of racing and performance. For more information, visit http://www.Kinsler.com.

All Pro Cylinder is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads, catering to the hardcore racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. For more information, visit http://www.AllProHeads.com.

"Greg at Kinsler has spent a lot of time helping me fine-tune my engines and Bob and Sue Williams at All Pro Cylinder treat us like family," Wilson said. "We're grateful to have partners like Kinsler Fuel Injection and All Pro Cylinder as part of our team."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Gear Off Road, Callies, Magtech Ignition, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Racing Products, Redlined Welding & Construction, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Taylor Scores Another Non-Wing Win and Runs Second in Midget

Inside Line Promotions - FORT MORGAN, Colo. (May 22, 2019) - Coming into the 2019 season Zac Taylor had never driven a non-wing sprint car. In three starts thus far he has two wins and a second-place finish, including a victory last Saturday at I-76 Speedway.

And if that's not enough, Taylor also scored a runner-up result in the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association event the same night.

"My dad and I have learned so much in the past couple of weeks with the non-wing car and Todd has been incredible in that learning curve," Taylor said. "We are talking about going to Indiana with both the sprint car and midget and trying our luck. I think there's not much more we can learn around our neck of the woods. We need to go where the competition is the best. We will probably get our butts kicked, but that's how you get better."

Taylor won a non-wing heat race before he took the lead on the second lap of the POWRi Lucas Oil Warrior Sprint Series feature and never looked back.

"Dad had the car so good and I felt so comfortable," he said. "I think the midget has given me the knowledge and the feel of what I need - the confidence I have acquired."

In his first start in Todd Henry's midget since the Chili Bowl Nationals in January, Taylor charged from fifth to third in his heat race and he led most of the feature before finishing second.

"A lapped car kind of hung me up," he said. "I went low and the second-place car went high and that was pretty much it. I really think the midget has helped me with what I'm doing in the non-wing sprint car. It's taught me how to feel a car react and feel comfortable. The feel of a midget and a non-wing sprint car is almost the same. You drive both into the corner the same. You need to hit your marks and be able to move around.

"I don't see myself growing and learning on a consistent basis until I gain the knowledge of running against the best in the business. I don't see myself winning on a consistent basis until I learn from the best."

Taylor is scheduled to tackle the 4th annual Midget Round Up this Saturday and Sunday at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., with the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 18 - I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo. (non-wing sprint car) - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (4).

May 18 - I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo. (midget) - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., for the 4 th annual Midget Round Up with the POWRi Lucas Oil Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association

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 - H&H Resurfacing in Englewood, Colo.

"Todd has taught me and my dad so much," Taylor said. "I love growing with him and his race team. We can accomplish so much because we work so well together."

Taylor would also like to thank SuperClean, Gator Stakes, SafeTop, a division of Industrial Manufacturing Machining, USA Performance Racing, Buckeye Welding and Supply, H&H Resurfacing, Progressive Signs and Pitt Stop Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

All Star return part of huge Memorial Day weekend at Fremont Speedway

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
 

FREMONT, Ohio - The return of the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobile 1 on Sunday, May 26 is just part of a huge Memorial Day race weekend at Fremont Speedway. It begins with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series Presents the NAPA Auto Parts FAST On Dirt Series on Saturday, May 25.

The FAST series event will pay the 410 winged sprint feature winner $3,000. The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints will also be in action and adult general admission on American Powersports Armed Forces Night is only $10. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing under way at 7 p.m.

Grove City, Ohio's Cole Duncan leads the FAST points coming into Saturday's event at "The Track That Action Built." Justin Peck, who finished second at Fremont on May 18, is second in the standings followed by Joey Saldana, Fremont track record holder Lee Jacobs, Jordan Harble, Cody Bova, Tyler Gunn, TJ Michael, Max Stambaugh and Jack Sodeman Jr.

Fremont Speedway has been a home to the All Star Circuit of Champions for over 35 years, as the series has made 122 appearances at the track since June 21, 1980. Tony Stewart's All Star travelers last visited Fremont Speedway during the Jim Ford Classic Sept. 18 and 19, 2015, with four time series champion Tim Shaffer and Ryan Smith scoring the wins.

The All Stars return to Fremont Speedway is being made possible by sponsorship from the Computer Man on East State Street in Fremont. The Computer Man will also give away a free computer Sunday evening. Those who want a chance at taking home the free computer should purchase a 50/50 ticket. Once the ticket is pulled for the cash prize, a second ticket will be drawn for the computer.

The All Stars are led by defending series champion Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas. Mother Nature has limited the All Stars to only two full point events so far in 2019 and Cory Eliason sits second in the standings after scoring the $10,000 victory at Virginia Motor Speedway. Six-time series champion Dale Blaney, Paul McMahan and former USAC National Midget Series champion Spencer Bayston round out the top five in All Star points.

The FAST series and All Star drivers will have to contend with a tough weekly contingent of drivers at Fremont. Peck currently leads the track's point standings over Buddy Kofoid who scored his first ever win on May 18. Nate Dussel, Jacobs and opening night winner Cap Henry comprise the top five in the track's points followed by DJ Foos, Caleb Griffith, Chris Andrews, seven time track champion Byron Reed and 2016 track champion Broc Martin.

Pit gates Sunday will open at noon with grandstands gates swinging open at 4 p.m. with racing under way at 7 p.m. The Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will also be in action Sunday.

Fans are encouraged to take advantage of the track's great campgrounds across from the fairgrounds. Camping per night is just $20 and includes electric and water and sewer hook-up.

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

 

 

CHP OFFICERS ADMITTED FREE TO SATURDAY’S SALUTE TO INDY SPRINT CAR RACE AT PERRIS!

(Perris, CA, May 21, 2019) This Saturday night when Perris Auto Speedway hosts the annual “Salute to Indy” for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, all active and retired California Highway Patrol Officers will be admitted to the race for free. All they have to do is show their CHP badge at the ticket window and they will be given a free ticket. Once inside, the officers will have someone to cheer for as second-year CHP officer Jeff Dyer will be racing in the show.

The idea of admitting CHP members free came about when it came to light that Dyer, who was born in West Covina and went to Lutheran High in La Verne, recently received an award from “Mothers Against Drunk Drivers” (M.A.D.D.) for stopping and arresting 58 drunk drivers in 2018.

“We heard of the great award Jeff received for keeping us safe and protected while we are on the road,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “He is not the only one out there. We want to show all CHP officers that we appreciate the job they are doing, so we have decided to let them in free on Saturday. And, they get to come watch one of their own racing on the track.”

Many think of sprint cars as the most dangerous form of auto racing. For Dyer, who now resides in Bermuda Dunes, sprint cars are a walk in the park. Before becoming a CHP officer in 2017, he performed one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States Army. He was an Explosive Ordinance Disposal team leader. In other words, for 13-years he disarmed bombs and explosives for a living, and in that time served multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq.

“It is a cool thing that the “Mothers Against Drunk Drivers” have a good program out there,” Dyer said. “I was honored to receive the award and it feels good that they recognize people who are out there working hard. I wish I did not have to arrest anybody, but it is nice to get the people who have had too much to drink and decided to make a poor decision off the road.”

While Dyer enjoyed the Army life, he had a couple of dreams he wanted to fulfill. One was racing a sprint car, which he now does for car owner Cal Smith in the USAC/CRA Series and in his own car in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series. Unlike many who dream of racing, he had no ambitions to drive in NASCAR or Indy Cars. Going to Ascot when he was a child, all he ever wanted to race was sprint cars.

The other dream he had was driving a CHP cruiser.

“Yes, that is true,” Dyer laughed when asked about his dreams. “I love my job. The best part of it is getting to help stranded motorists. Also meeting people and the feeling of a sense of worth. Likewise, I love racing in both the USAC/CRA Series and the California Lightning Sprint Car Series.”

Spectator gates for Saturday’s race will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first 200 fans through the front gate will receive a free stadium cup courtesy of the American Cancer Society. The first race will take the green flag at 7:00.

Tickets for Saturday’s race are $25.00 for adults. Seniors 65 and over get in for $20.00. For active military with proper id and their spouse or date, it is $5.00 each. Teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 get in for $5.00. Children 5 and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.00.

Camping on the fairgrounds opens at noon on Friday. Tailgating on the grassy area outside of turn four begins at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday.

Advance tickets for all Perris Auto Speedway events are available 24-hours a day online at https://bit.ly/2Aa50Lj or by calling 1-800-595-4849. If you do not wish to buy tickets in advance for any race, there will be plenty of tickets for everyone at the ticket window on race night.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2019 season. All Coast Construction, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, K2 Displays, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Pepsi-Cola, Pole Position, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sunstate Equipment, Trench Shoring, Varner Construction, VIA RV Service and Vista Paint.

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

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Video and DVD productions of all racing sprint cars 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.

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

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

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction USAC National, CRA and Southwest Sprint Cars

November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Captures Two Seventh-Place Results at Williams Grove

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 21, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi scored a pair of seventh-place finishes last weekend at Williams Grove Speedway.

While the results were the same, the path was anything but similar during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Morgan Cup featuring more than 40 drivers.

"It was two very different nights," Scelzi said. "On Friday we qualified second quickest in our group and I won a heat race to make the dash."

Scelzi guided the Bernie Stuebgen owned race car to a fifth-place run in the dash, which lined the team up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"We ran fifth for a while," he said. "I was running fifth and think I could have got fourth when I got slowed by a lapped car, which allowed Lance Dewease and Tim Shaffer by. Still a top 10 with the World of Outlaws in Central Pennsylvania is something to be proud of."

Saturday's top-10 outing was much more difficult to come by. Scelzi timed in 15th quickest in his group, which lined him up near the back of a heat race.

"I didn't make the right line in qualifying so we were way behind the eight ball," he said. "We battled for the transfer in the heat, but ended in sixth. The feature lineups go back to qualifying so we were buried."

Scelzi won the C Main to transfer into the last row of the Last Chance Showdown. He then maneuvered from 11th to fourth in the race to capture the final transfer position into the A Main.

"We made a lot of changes throughout the night," he said. "We'd never been on a track that slick at Williams Grove. We got better as we went. In the feature I got my own lane on the top rolling. Once I got into the top 10 I had to slide guys. With about 10 laps to go the track took rubber so that made it more difficult to make up more ground."

Scelzi powered from 24th to a seventh-place outing, earning the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars. He ended the night with 25 positions gained during the three feature races.

"It's tough to get going with those guys so it's a confidence booster and shows we can move forward if we need to," he said.

The week began on Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., during the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene. Scelzi qualified 13th quickest in his group and placed seventh in a heat race. A charge from seventh to third in the Last Chance Showdown garnered a transfer into the main event.

"We didn't qualify very good," he said. "I didn't make very good laps and we didn't have a good heat because the track was locked down. We had a good B Main to make the show though. In the feature someone spun in front of me and kept going. I dropped to the back and never got going again."

Scelzi ended with a 25th-place finish.

He is scheduled to race this Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the Patriot Nationals and Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., during the Memorial Day Spectacle presented by KOI Auto Parts with the World of Outlaws.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 15 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 3 (7); Feature: 25 (23).

May 17 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 5 (6); Feature: 7 (5).

May 18 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 6 (8); C Main: 1 (2); B Main: 4 (11); Feature: 7 (24).

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Patriot Nationals and Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., for the Memorial Day Spectacle presented by KOI Auto Parts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Panella Trucking

Panella Trucking is one of the largest agriculture carriers in California. For more than 80 years Panella Trucking has been servicing farmers, packers and processors by hauling agricultural goods and providing quality trucking services. For more information, visit http://www.PanellaTrucking.com .

"The Panella Family has been close friends with my family since before I was born," Scelzi said. "Their support for our racing has been monumental and the work their business does is important for our part of the country."

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

 

 

Price Rallies for 12th-Place Outing at I-96 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (May 21, 2019) - Robbie Price highlighted last weekend's Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at I-96 Speedway with a 12th-place run on Friday.

"We hot lapped good, but in the heat race I was back to sixth going in the first corner," he said. "I passed a couple of cars back. That cost us and put us pretty deep in a qualifier."

A fifth-place finish in a heat race was followed by a seventh-place result in a qualifier. Price then finished second in a B Main to transfer into the main event.

"We made good strides in the B Main, but come time for the A Main we had the car too tight for running the curb," he said. "I had to slide in underneath to catch it coming off. That scrubbed too much speed."

Price was still able to rally from 19th to a 12th -place finish, which is his best result during the first handful of ASCS National Tour shows this year.

The weekend concluded on Saturday with Price placing fourth in a heat race and fifth in a qualifier to lock directly into the main event. Unfortunately, his night ended early.

"I got collected on the first lap," he said. "That knocked the front end out. It tore a bunch of stuff up."

Price wasn't able to restart following the early incident. He was credited with a 22nd-place finish.

Next up for the team will be its debut at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., this Saturday and Sunday with the ASCS National Tour.

"I'm looking forward to getting there," Price said. "I'm frustrated with our results the last couple of weeks. I consider myself capable of a top five and we're not close to that so we're going to dig deep this week and try to figure some things out."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 17 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Heat race: 5 (3); Qualifier: 7 (9); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 12 (19).

May 18 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Heat race: 4 (6); Qualifier: 5 (4); Feature: 22 (15).

SEASON STATS -

10 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Highline Performance

Highline Performance is a speed shop located in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. The business specializes in sprint cars, midgets, mini sprints, micro sprints and modifieds. For more information, visit http://www.HighlinePerformance.com .

"Danny and Becky Kirkpatrick of Highline Performance have been long-time supporters of racing in the Northwest," Price said. "We're thrilled to have them on board as we travel the country this year."

Price would like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shark Racing Engines, CARSTAR Leduc, Triple X Race Components, Wildlight Motorsports Photography, Skagit Speedway and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

Crockett Hustles to Top 10 During Finale at I-96 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (May 21, 2019) - Roger Crockett ranks fourth in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings despite a frustrating weekend in Michigan.

Crockett made his debut in the state on Friday during the opening night of a doubleheader hosted by I-96 Speedway. Unfortunately, a miscue on the setup prior to the heat race put the team behind from the start.

"The first night I got sidetracked and didn't adjust my right rear shock," he said. "I was in the middle of doing it and someone came up to talk to me. I flat got sidetracked and didn't get back to it. Ultimately it ruined our weekend in a sense because it put us behind the eight ball so bad. We were terrible in the heat race. It made the car extremely unpredictable. We backed up instead of moving forward."

A seventh-place result in the heat race relegated Crockett to a B Main. However, a charge from eighth to third place garnered a transfer into the main event. Crockett capped the night by rallying from 22nd to 13th in the main event despite being involved in an early crash.

"We started at the tail and that's why we got in that wreck," he said. "It messed up our top wing and bent the right rear wheel. It didn't affect the handling too bad, other than the wing had a big hole in it. With the way our night was going we decided to patch the wing up rather than put a new one on."

The nine positions gained marked the third-most cars passed in the main event.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday. Crockett rallied from sixth to third place in a heat race to start the action.

"We ran the fastest time in hot laps and the car felt really good," he said. "On the first start in our heat race we came out second, but the next start didn't quite go as good. We came out in third and maintained. In the qualifier I wasn't aggressive enough, waiting too long to hit the bottom. We needed to get to second or third to start good in the feature."

Crockett placed fourth in the qualifier and he ranked ninth in points to line up on the inside of the fifth row for the main event.

"In the A Main we got the car a little too tight and struggled early," he said. "We lost a few spots on Lap 1. We ran around there for awhile. We ended up getting lapped with six laps to go, but we hung with Sam (Hafertepe Jr.) the rest of the race. That's the frustrating part knowing the speed of our car."

Crockett's 10th-place result marked his third top 10 in four ASCS National Tour races this season.

He is slated to return to action with the series this Saturday and Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

"I really like the place," he said. "We've had a couple of good runs there. I know our car is fast. I just need to do a better job. It's hard because everybody is so aggressive. Unfortunately, you have to have less regard for people than racing used to be. Making people let off the gas is the name of the game."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 17 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 3 (8); Feature: 13 (22).

May 18 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Heat race: 3 (6); Qualifier: 4 (5); Feature: 10 (9).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_Rocket_11

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roger.crockett.11/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therocket11/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Racing Oil

Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for 60 years. Champion also produces and blends more than 300 products including fuel, oil and engine additives and lubricants for the automotive, heavy truck, agricultural and specialty markets. For more information, visit http://www.ChampionBrands.com.

"Since we've used Champion Racing Oil we haven't had any bearing problems and everything looks great in the motors," Crockett said.

Crockett would also like to thank Route 66 Chevrolet, BC Motorsports, Rocket Designs, FK Rod Ends, Weld Racing, JR-1 Chassis, Olson Custom Designs, Tracker Native Tobacco, Bell Helmets, PAC Racing Springs/Schroeder Series Torsion Bars and KSE Racing Products for their continued support.

 

 

Kaleb Johnson Manages to Post a Podium Finish Despite Rainy Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - JEFFERSON, S.D. (May 21, 2019) - Kaleb Johnson earned a podium finish Saturday night at Park Jefferson International Speedway after weather altered his original racing schedule for the weekend.

With rain washing out races at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., and at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on Friday as well as at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb., on Saturday, Johnson was part of the 20-car 305 sprint car field for his first visit of the season to Park Jefferson International Speedway Saturday night.

His evening began well with a second-place heat race finish after starting fourth.

"I was able to move up to second right away, but I thought the track would have a little more moisture than it did," he said. "I kind of stayed behind the leader for a while. Then Stu Snyder moved up and we raced back and forth for a few laps. That was fun. I barely beat him at the line to get second."

Johnson started sixth in the feature.

"We tried something different with the car that we'd never done before so I didn't know what to expect," he said. "In a way it worked. We'll just have to fine-tune it a bit.

"A couple of cars in front of us spun out and that moved us to second. Just like in the heat race, Stu moved up again toward the end and we raced side by side with him for about six or seven laps. It ended close again, but this time he beat me by a little bit at the finish for second. That was a lot of fun. It's pretty cool to have someone race you close and clean without having to worry about them chopping you off or anything like that.

"To be honest, we probably had about a fifth- or sixth-place car. But we're never ashamed of a top three. We just had some things go our way. There will be other nights when they don't. It was another good learning experience for us."

Johnson has an ambitious three nights of racing scheduled for this weekend, which includes the season debut of his 360 sprint car at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on Friday during a Midwest Sprint Touring Series event. He also plans to race his 305 sprint car at Eagle Raceway on Saturday and at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on Sunday.

"I'm pretty excited about racing at Rock Rapids with our own 360 car," he said. "We went there once last year, but we had motor problems and only ran a couple of laps. I'm anxious to see how the car does."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 18 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 3 (6).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with the Midwest Sprint Touring Series; Saturday at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Neb.; and Sunday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., with the Sprint Series of Nebraska

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kaleb___Johnson

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Snyder Logging & Tree Service

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"It's great to have Alec supporting us again this year," Johnson said. "It's been exciting to watch his business grow. We appreciate his help."

Johnson would also like to thank Medical Machining Specialists, Merle Johnson Farm Toys, Oddson Underground, Kat's Hog Heaven, DeBerg Concrete, GRP Motorsports, Sea Foam Products, the Ron Weber Team, TL Racing, Big Al's Diecast, Guaranteed Rate - Mike, Brudigan Home Loans, Dave's Lawncare & Landscaping and Last Deck for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Sees Misfortune Halt a Pair of Promising Nights at I-96 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (May 21, 2019) - Misfortune brought a sudden end to a pair of promising nights for Alex Hill last weekend at I-96 Speedway during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour debut at the oval.

Hill's night ended in turn four during the A Main each night when she was caught up in miscues by other drivers.

On Friday, she started 13th in the main event and quickly moved forward.

"I had a good start and passed several cars on the first lap," she said. "We were fast and I felt we had a top-10 car. But later in the race, when we were exiting turn four, someone ahead of us spun out and then someone else got sideways and it ended up being a big pileup. I had nowhere to go. I hit Jamie Ball and we both flipped. Our car was torn up pretty bad and we had to go to our backup car the next night."

Hill posted solid runs earlier in the evening, finishing second in her heat race and fourth in her qualifier.

"Even though it was our first time at the track, Daryl had the car set up good and we were fast right away," she said. "I think we're getting better on our starts, slowly but surely. We ran the bottom most of the weekend and we seemed to be able to run better there than most of the others."

Hill placed second in a heat race and sixth in a qualifier before she won the B Main on Saturday night. She started 17th in the A Main when a similar situation occurred again in turn four.

"It was just like the night before," she said. "A guy spun out in the same exact spot and I had nowhere to go. But this time it was just the two of us and I didn't go over, although I came close. That wreck did a lot of damage to the car, too. It was especially frustrating because we've been running better lately. But that's racing."

In spite of her poor luck, Hill hopes to return to I-96 Speedway again.

"Pretty much everything went well for us there, except for the A Mains," she said. "I really liked the track. I hope we can race there next year."

Next up for Hill and the ASCS National Tour will be a doubleheader at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., this Saturday and Sunday.

"I'm looking forward to going back there to race," she said. "We raced there for the first time last year. It will be nice to go to a track we've been to before since the last several tracks have been new to us."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 17 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Heat race: 2 (3); Qualifier: 4 (3); Feature: DNF (13).

May 18 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Heat race: 2 (1); Qualifier: 6 (5); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: DNF (17).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., 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 - Cool Chassis

Cool Chassis is Australia's leading sprint car chassis manufacturer. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/CoolChassis/ .

"Cool Chassis makes great race cars that are safe and comfortable," Hill said. "We enjoy working with them."

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

 

 

Hagar Prepares for USCS Speedweek Races in Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (May 21, 2019) - Derek Hagar is eager to get behind the wheel during the USCS Speedweek, which features four straight nights of racing this week.

Rain washed out the Hooker Hood Classic, which he was supposed to run last Saturday. It's the latest rain out that has kept Hagar from racing.

"I was really anxious to race last weekend," he said. "The weather was looking good and it was going to be a great race. A storm popped up unexpectedly and they had to cancel it."

Hagar has four chances to get to Victory Lane this weekend. He will be at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on Friday to kick off Speedweek. Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., hosts Round 2 on Saturday. Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark., showcases Sunday's event before a race on Monday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn.

Old No. 1 Speedway is the only one that Hagar hasn't won at out of those four tracks. He's hoping to break that this weekend.

"I think we've got a pretty good chance to pull off some good finishes this weekend," he said. "We've had really good results at most of these tracks and I'm looking forward to getting back to Harrisburg to see what we can do."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss.; Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; Sunday at Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark.; and Monday at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - FK Rod Ends

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"Maria and the crew at FK Rod Ends are awesome to work with," Hagar said. "They take pride in their products and that's why we choose to run FK Rod Ends."

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

 

 

Tankersley and Old School Racing Set for Texas Doubleheader at Devil's Bowl and LoneStar

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (May 21, 2019) - A pair of ASCS Gulf South Region versus ASCS Lone Star Region races are on tap for Channin Tankersley and Old School Racing.

The team will venture to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday before wrapping up the weekend on Sunday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.

"Devil's Bowl hasn't statistically been one of my better tracks," he said. "However, we've had a bunch of good runs there. We'll give it our all and try to get it down. It's really, really technical. You have to have a good car and you're driving has to be on point.

"We always run well at Kilgore. Pretty much every time we race there we're quick. It's just a faster track and I feel like we do better on faster tracks. Between what we're doing with the car and my driving lately I think we'll have a good shot at both tracks."

Tankersley enters the weekend on top of the ASCS Gulf South Region championship standings. He is the only driver to register a top five in all four regional races this season.

Tankersley placed eighth at Devil's Bowl Speedway last year to give him at least one top 10 during four of the last five years at the track. His most recent appearance at LoneStar Speedway yielded a podium finish in 2016.

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, and Sunday at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, with the ASCS Gulf South Region and ASCS Lone Star Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Challenger Drilling

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

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

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

 

 

Schmelzle Heading to Cottage Grove Speedway for Marvin Smith Memorial

Inside Line Promotions - COLVILLE, Wash. (May 21, 2019) - Chris Schmelzle will make his first start of the season in Oregon this weekend when he tackles the 6th annual Marvin Smith Memorial.

Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove hosts the doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday.

"Cottage Grove is one of my favorite tracks," he said. "It's a fun, racy little track. It looks like there will be some great competition there. Heather (Boyce) has grown that into a pretty good event. I'm looking forward to getting back there."

Schmelzle has competed at the quarter-mile oval off and on throughout the last 20 years.

"Somewhere around 1998 was the first time I raced my car at Cottage Grove," he said. "I've gone there as much as I can.

"I ran second to Roger Crockett years ago in a race leading up to Speedweek. One year in a Speedweek race we qualified fast time. It was a huge group of cars there. We've always seemed to qualify well and be fast there. I don't know if it's the size of the track or just that the track is typically wide and racy where you can run the bottom or top, but for some reason I've always seemed to like that track."

Schmelzle said his goal is to compete for a top-five result each night.

"We're looking to be fast right off the trailer," he said. "We've been consistent with our speed. I'm looking to finish that off with the results. If we can come out with a top-five finish both nights I'd be pleased with that."

SEASON STATS -

5 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 4 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., for the 6th annual Marvin Smith Memorial

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisschmelzle?lang=en

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chris_57c/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - CS Fabworks

CS Fabworks, which is based in Colville, Wash., offers race car and hot rod fabrication. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/CS-fabworks-1665446173673983/ .

"We specialize in custom race car fabrication and hot rod fabrication," Schmelzle said. "We're not an off-the-shelf parts company. We deal mostly in custom work."

Schmelzle would also like to thank Walt and Fran Petersen, Carey's Auto Body, Rodger's Racing Engines, Rocket Designs and Naake Suspension for their continued support.

 

 

TBJ Promotions Growing Midget Round Up Thanks to RMMRA and NOW600 Series

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (May 21, 2019) - The Midget Round Up, which is in its fourth year of being a marquee TBJ Promotions event, has grown each year thanks to support from its two premier series.

"It's been amazing and very fulfilling to see the car counts continue to grow," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "The Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association has been a big-time supporter of the event and Terry Mattox with the NOW600 Series has been a huge addition to get the micro game strong."

Both the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series and Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Tel-Star Technologies will partake in this year's spectacle, which runs this Saturday and Sunday at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan.

"I figure we'll have 30-to-35 midgets and the three micro sprint classes should have great car counts, too," Bruce Jr said.

A total of four divisions will be running featuring the midgets and the three premier NOW600 Series classes - Stock Non-Wing, Winged 'A' Class and Restricted 'A' Class - both nights.

The front gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. each night.

Tickets are $20 for adults on Saturday and $15 on Sunday. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free both nights.

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

Additionally, TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Mid-America Millwright, The Tunnel Car Wash, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Driven Midwest and Maupin's Truck Service for their continued support of the event.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions is in its 10th year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event in 2019 is the 4th annual Midget Round Up, which is May 25-26 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Miller Family Motorsports

PLYMOUTH, WIS.]May 21, 2019-The Miller Family Motorsports teams headed to out of state this past Saturday night.

Justin and Adam both rallied against the local 410 sprints at the Butler Motor Speedway in Butler, Michigan on Saturday evening as they both put together top five finishes in their collective heat races to start the night off right. Justin finished 2nd and Adam was 5th and they both secured their starting spots in the 25-lap A-main event.

After waiting several hours to push off again for the nights' A-main event, both brothers made adjustments to shocks, tires and gears due to the racing surface being rutty, but extremely fast. Justin would push off starting 2nd and Adam would push off starting 9th. After the four-wide salute, the brothers took the green and settled into working the bottom of the race track. Both were fast through the ruts but just a little shy on horsepower when they needed it. At the end of the race, Adam would finish 10th and Justin would bring home a 6th place finish. It was a successful night of racing for the MFM teams out of state.

This week the brothers will return to their home track (PDTR) on Saturday night and will tentatively be in action on Sunday evening at 141 Speedway with the Interstate Racing Association 410 Winged Sprint Cars.

Thank you to the 2019 MFM Partners: Arbor Green Contractors, Bane Nelson, BMG Designs, Brayden Matthews, CJ Salon, Curve In, Cupcake Wonders, Didier & Son, Glacier Transit & Storage, Gravel Pit, Hillside Fabricating, Hopf Farms, KenJay Fielder Excavating, Kristine Hartmann-Pleasant View Realty, Meyer Motors, Oostburg Concrete, R&H Enterprises, Recognition Race Products, Richard Wirtz-Attorney at Law, The Hub Studio Café', Twisted Cuisine, VanDerVart Concrete Products

For more information on the team and driver, follow us on Twitter @camishadirtdiva or @justinmiller15m @ace24m or on Facebook: Miller Family Motorsports-Justin & Adam

 

 

Robert Ballou Sixth at Tri City Speedway Before Rain Cuts Weekend Short

PETERSEN MEDIA: Following the USAC National Sprint Car Series to Tri-City Speedway over the weekend, Robert Ballou would drive from 10th to sixth on Friday night before rain capped Saturday’s event and cut the weekend short.

“Friday night I missed it a little, but we were still able to driver forward from 10th,” Ballou said. “Saturday night I felt like we were way better, but unfortunately the weather showed up and it ended the weekend early.”

Timing the Dickinson Farms/Abreu Vineyards/Deaton’s Waterfront Service No. 12 machine in 10th quickest in qualifying time trials, Ballou would pocket the win in heat race action to move directly into the feature event.

Tuning on his machine prior to the feature event, Ballou would later admit he just did not go for enough and get the balance right, and he got what he could out of it.

Taking the green flag from the 10th starting position, Ballou would carefully work his way forward as he set his sights on a spot inside the Top-5. Getting his elbows up, Ballou would find himself in fifth as the laps clicked down.

Looking like he would salvage the night in fifth, a last lap bobble would cost him a position, as he took the checkered flag in the sixth position.

“I didn’t quite put the super tune on for the feature event, and can only blame myself for that,” Ballou said with a smile. “We were okay, definitely could have been better. Kind of a bummer Saturday ended like it did, but hoping we feel just as good in our upcoming busy week.”

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

ON TAP: Ballou is will be back in action on Wednesday night at Terre Haute Action Track, Friday Night at Bloomington Speedway for the Josh Burton Memorial, Saturday he will be in Putnamville, IN and Sunday he will be in Haubstadt, IN.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 7, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 2, Top-10’s- 5

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

 

 

Paul Nienhiser Second at US36

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though rain hindered a lot of tracks in the Midwest again over the weekend, Paul Nienhiser was able to get in two nights of racing as he finished second on Friday night at US36 Raceway before issues running second at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday ended his night early.

“Friday night was a lot of fun battling with Terry McCarl,” Paul Nienhiser said. “We played a little cat and mouse for most of the second half of the race, but he was able to do it better than I was and we ended up second.”

With 29 cars checked in for a night of racing action, Nienhiser would have a tough heat race draw as he lined the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Mason Sound/Innovative Design machine up seventh for his heat.

On a racy surface, the Chapin, IL driver was able to pick up enough positions to move into the feature event redraw by way of his fourth place finish.

Finding himself with the five pill, Nienhiser would take the green flag from the third row. Continuing to make great adjustments to his machine, Nienhiser felt like he could go anywhere on the track, and it was apparent as he soon found himself in second and on Terry McCarl’s rear bumper.

Getting into the lead on the 13th lap, a lap 14 red flag would put McCarl back on his rear bumper. The restart would see McCarl get back by Nienhiser, and the duo would then hook up in an entertaining battle for much of the duration of the race.

In the final laps, the two would battle in heavy traffic, but Nienhiser just couldn’t make any late race heroics happen as he hung on to finish second.

Making the long trip to Tri-State Speedway on Saturday night for MOWA action, Nienhiser and his team would just barely make it, and actually used wheel pack and motor heat for a leak check.

Continuing to show some great speed, Nienhiser would advance from fourth to win his heat race going away as he would be high point guy heading into the redraw.

Find himself with the three pill, Nienhiser would roll off the starting grid from the second row, though would quickly move into second but a caution would fall and negate his pass.

Continuing to run in third, Nienhiser would pressure for second, but as fate would have it, he would get used up a bit and it would end his night.

“We were really fast all weekend long, and that feel pretty good especially with how off and on we have raced due to weather,’ Nienhiser said. “Hoping to get a bunch of racing in this weekend, and hoping the weather plays nice. Thanks to everyone who helps and supports us.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-9, Wins-3, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Nienhiser will at Jacksonville on Friday night and Lake Ozark on both Saturday and Sunday.

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

 

 

Peter Murphy Classic Champion

PETERSEN MEDIA: Austin Liggett has been on a terror thus far in 2019, and Friday night that remained true as the Tracy, CA driver claimed one of the biggest wins of his career as he took top honors at the Peter Murphy Classic.

“This was a really special race to win, and one I have set out to win since Peter Murphy started putting this deal on,” Austin Liggett said. “It is just incredible what he has done for the sport with this race in particular. We have supported it since the start and it is one that I have wanted very badly, so this is just awesome.”

With 22 cars checked into Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Friday night, Liggett would get his night rolling by timing the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology backed No. 83 machine in second quickest.

Taking the green flag from the sixth starting position in his heat race, Liggett would grab the lead by the third lap and simply leave the field in his wake. With a massive lead, Liggett would nearly ruin his night on the last lap as he would clip a tractor tire and damage his racecar as he would do donuts all the way across the finish line.

Fortunately his sizeable lead allowed him to still finish in a transfer position as he would spin across the line in fourth.

Moving into the Peter Murphy Classic feature event, Liggett would grid the field from the fifth starting position as he looked for his second consecutive USAC West Coast 360 feature event win.

From his third row starting spot, Liggett and fellow third row starter, Richard Vander Weerd, would battle hard with each other as they worked their way to the front two spots.

With Vander Weerd out front, Liggett would stalk him using the bottom of the speedway as he was able to sneak by on the 14th lap. With the second half of the race mired by stoppages, Liggett would continue to nail his restarts and stick his line as he kept the likes of Ryan Bernal and Jace Vander Weerd at bay.

Having another near miss with that same tractor time late in the feature event, all would be fine for Liggett as he withstood a last lap surge from Ryan Bernal to claim top honors at the Peter Murphy Classic.

“I can’t thank my crew enough for all of their hard work,” Liggett said. “My dad has this care really good right now, and it makes my job easy. My mom and Matt always work so hard for me and it means the world to me. I also have to thank everyone that came over after my heat race antics and helped us get the car back together for the feature.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Tool Technology, Hurst Fabrications, Maxwell Industries, Shine Photography, and Morris Motorsports for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-13, Wins-6, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-11

ON TAP: Liggett is scheduled to be in action on Saturday night at Stockton Dirt Track with the POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series.

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

 

 

Peter Murphy Classic Champion

PETERSEN MEDIA: Austin Liggett has been on a terror thus far in 2019, and Friday night that remained true as the Tracy, CA driver claimed one of the biggest wins of his career as he took top honors at the Peter Murphy Classic.

“This was a really special race to win, and one I have set out to win since Peter Murphy started putting this deal on,” Austin Liggett said. “It is just incredible what he has done for the sport with this race in particular. We have supported it since the start and it is one that I have wanted very badly, so this is just awesome.”

With 22 cars checked into Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on Friday night, Liggett would get his night rolling by timing the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology backed No. 83 machine in second quickest.

Taking the green flag from the sixth starting position in his heat race, Liggett would grab the lead by the third lap and simply leave the field in his wake. With a massive lead, Liggett would nearly ruin his night on the last lap as he would clip a tractor tire and damage his racecar as he would do donuts all the way across the finish line.

Fortunately his sizeable lead allowed him to still finish in a transfer position as he would spin across the line in fourth.

Moving into the Peter Murphy Classic feature event, Liggett would grid the field from the fifth starting position as he looked for his second consecutive USAC West Coast 360 feature event win.

From his third row starting spot, Liggett and fellow third row starter, Richard Vander Weerd, would battle hard with each other as they worked their way to the front two spots.

With Vander Weerd out front, Liggett would stalk him using the bottom of the speedway as he was able to sneak by on the 14th lap. With the second half of the race mired by stoppages, Liggett would continue to nail his restarts and stick his line as he kept the likes of Ryan Bernal and Jace Vander Weerd at bay.

Having another near miss with that same tractor time late in the feature event, all would be fine for Liggett as he withstood a last lap surge from Ryan Bernal to claim top honors at the Peter Murphy Classic.

“I can’t thank my crew enough for all of their hard work,” Liggett said. “My dad has this care really good right now, and it makes my job easy. My mom and Matt always work so hard for me and it means the world to me. I also have to thank everyone that came over after my heat race antics and helped us get the car back together for the feature.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Tool Technology, Hurst Fabrications, Maxwell Industries, Shine Photography, and Morris Motorsports for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-13, Wins-6, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-11

ON TAP: Liggett is scheduled to be in action on Saturday night at Stockton Dirt Track with the POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series.

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

 

 

Mallett Challenges for Top 10 During ASCS National Tour Finale at I-96 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (May 21, 2019) - Jordon Mallett capped his Michigan debut with a solid outing last Saturday at I-96 Speedway.

Mallett endured an up-and-down weekend at the oval during a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader, finding success in a heat race before struggling in a qualifier each night.

"Both nights I struggled so bad in the qualifiers," he said. "It was just different up there. The track threw me for a loop. It reminded me of some places we've been before, but it wasn't. I wound up both nights messing myself up in the qualifier thinking the track wasn't progressing as quick as it was."

Mallett maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in a heat race on Friday before a seventh-place result in a qualifier relegated him to a B Main. He won the race to transfer into the main event, but it was short-lived.

"I made the correct changes for the B Main and found what the car wanted," he said. "Unfortunately, in the A Main I clipped an infield tire and it cut the left front tire down. I ran another lap and realized it was damaged to the point it was going to tear more stuff up. It wasn't worth it so we pulled in."

Mallett rebounded from Friday's 19th-place run by powering from fourth to second place in a heat race on Saturday. A sixth-place result in a qualifier lined him up on the outside of the sixth row in the A Main.

"We were a lot more pleased with being straight in the show," he said. "We started 12th and that was better because I knew the guys in front of me were fast and we could do some racing. We were good early on. Everybody was running around the rim. We were as good as anybody. I got impatient and tried to run the bottom. I shuffled my way to seventh or eighth. I overstayed my welcome and the bottom went away. I got passed by those cars I had passed. By the time I jumped in line I was riding in 10 th or 11th and ripped the top for the rest of the race."

Mallett ended with an 11th-place outing.

"We feel really positive," he said. "We learned a couple of things we should have done different. Car-wise we made some adjustments we were pleased with."

Mallett will go from one debut to another as he makes his first visit to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., this Saturday and Sunday during another ASCS National Tour doubleheader.

"I have the same expectation that we'll run good," he said. "We're adaptable enough. Lots of times we look forward to going somewhere new rather than going to the same places."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 17 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Heat race: 4 (6); Qualifier: 7 (1); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 19 (18).

May 18 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Heat race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 6 (5); Feature: 11 (12).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Porter Commercial Refrigeration

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

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

 

 

TMAC Tuesday- Win No. 3 for McCarl and Destiny Motorsports

PC- Terry Ford

PETERSEN MEDIA: Finally able to sneak in some racing action as rain continues to saturate the Midwest, Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports made the trip to US 36 on Friday night worth it as TMAC picked up his third feature event win of the 2019 season.

“It was a great battle with Paul Nienhiser, and fortunately we were able to get the best of him and grab the win,” McCarl said. “Our Don Long/Moyle engine runs great, and was crucial on Friday night.”

Having an unfavorable pill draw for his heat race, the Altoona, IA driver didn’t let it hinder him as he made his presence known early on this night as he forged the MonDak Portables/Ft. Union Supply and Trading/TheSnowPlow.Com backed entry to the front as he picked up the win in convincing fashion.

Moving into the feature event redraw, TMAC would pull the four pill which placed him in the second row of the ‘A’. Working into second, McCarl would give chase to Jack Dover in the early laps until an issue in traffic would put McCarl out front.

Holding the top spot until lap 13, traffic would get the best of him as Paul Nienhiser would use it to his advantage and relegate McCarl back to second. Just after falling back to second, the red flag would fly and give McCarl a restart with open track to try and get back up front.

Using veteran savvy, McCarl would make it happen on the restart as he was able to get back out front, but it would not be easy for the last portion of the race. Hooking up in an entertaining battle with Nienhiser, McCarl would get the better end of the deal as he raced to his third feature event win of the season.

“That was a really fun race,” McCarl added. “We got hooked up in an awesome battle with Paul Nienhiser, and we were able to get the better end of the deal and grab another win. Thanks to Rick and Barb Rogers for all of their support in 2019, and a big thanks to all of our partners and crew help for working so hard.”

Destiny Motorsports and Terry McCarl would like to thank MonDak Portables, Ft. Union Supply and Trading, TheSnowPlow.com, Bosma Poultry, Inc., STC, JLT Ent., KC Breweries, Justice Brothers, HRP, Country Builders Construction, Octane Ink, CM Rock, Rens Trucking, Chris Spaulding Attorney at Law, Kilani Fenders, Burnett’s Rock and Landscaping, Phil & Vivian, Bob & Beulah, Mastell Brothers, The Barrel House, Central Iowa Sheds, Aurora Rod Ends, Winters Performance, Crow Safety, All Pro, Engler, , All Star Performance, KSE Racing Products, Pro Shocks, Wilwood, Weld Wheels, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Indy, Petersen Media, Classic Ink, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Hoosier Tires North, AL Drivelines, Saldana Tanks, Smith Titanium, and Scribner Engineering for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 16, Wins-3, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-8.

ON TAP: Terry McCarl and Destiny Motorsports are slated for a very busy Memorial Day Weekend. Friday and Saturday the team will be in action at Knoxville Raceway, and Sunday they will travel to Lake Ozark Speedway.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay updated with Destiny Motorsports by connecting via social media, www.facebook.com/destinymotorsports, and on Twitter, @DestinyMS4. You can also check us out on the web at www.destinymotorsportsinc.com.

For inside access to Terry McCarl give him a follow on Twitter @TerryMcCarl24 or visit his website at www.terrymccarl.com.

 

 

We're DOUBLING DOWN - Let's Do Two!

Mother Nature hasn't been a race fan this year...but Knoxville Raceway is fighting back. Thanks to everyone's support, Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tee's Night has been rescheduled for this Friday, May 24.

Come to Knoxville Raceway this Friday AND Saturday for two nights of Knoxville Championship Cup Series action with the Pace Pro Sprints, 360 and 410 sprint cars.

Tickets are $15 for adults each night, $10 for teens and children 12 and under free. Rain Checks will be accepted. "Sponsor/Comp" tickets will not.

Why not make a vacation of it and camp at the track? Camping spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with electric hook-ups for $25 per night. "Salute the Troops" - Military Members get FREE ADMISSION on Saturday

Saturday, May 25, is Knoxville Hospital & Clinics/Slideways "Salute the Troops" Night.

All military members - past of present - with valid military ID get FREE grandstand admission.

Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedoms! My Place Hotels Memorial Day Promotion

Support those who support racing!

This holiday weekend, stay at any My Place Hotels location for three or more nights and get 15% off the nightly rate!

Click here for a full list of My Place Hotels locations.

Get your tickets to the 2019 My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, August 1-3, online or by calling 641-842-5431!

The Wings are Coming Off...

The inaugural Corn Belt Nationals is just 48 days away! The greatest non-wing sprint car drivers in the country will battle it out for the $20,000 prize and the chance to make history as the first Corn Belt Nationals champion!

Friday, July 5 - 360 winged sprint cars will join the USAC and POWRi/ WAR show, while our 410 winged sprint car drivers will race with the USAC and POWRi War stars on Saturday, July 6.

Come a night early and celebrate the 4th of July in Knoxville, Iowa! The city is hosting an Independence Day celebration downtown on the square, including a 5k, children's bicycle parade, BBQ competition and more! That evening, join us at Knoxville Raceway for live music in the Peace Tree Brewing Company Beer Garden under the grandstands, and a concert by CTRL+C at 8pm. The town's fireworks show will begin at 9:45 and the track offers the PERFECT viewing spot.

Two-day ticket packages start at $45 for adults and are available here. Camping at the track is available on a first-come, first-served basis for $25 per night, including electricity. Break In Your Running Shoes...for the 4.10 Dash

The second annual 4.10 Dash - a 4.10 mile road run during the Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store is a "GO"!

This year, the race will be held on Saturday, August 10, and will start at 9 a.m. near the Turn 4 crossover gate. The route will include one-lap around the race track and a trip through the North Campground.

A "fun run" of one lap around the track will also be held for children 12 and under.

Proceeds from the race go to the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics goal of building a new Emergency Room. If you're interested in sponsoring the event - sponsorships stat at $250- e-mail the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics. 2019 Knoxville Nationals Queens Contest

The 2019 Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store Queens Contest will be held on Tuesday, August 6 at Knoxville Raceway!

If you're a single female between the ages of 17 and 29, you're eligible to enter! Get involved in sprint car racing's biggest event. Join in on the fun, represent the sport AND get paid!

Entries are available here and are due July 1! Upcoming Events at Knoxville Raceway

Mark your calendars for these special events coming up at Knoxville Raceway:

May 25 - Friday Night Special - Jersey Freeze/Dennison Racing Tee's Make-Up Night

May 25- Slideways/Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Night - "Salute the Troops" All Military with valid ID get in free!

June 1 -McKay Group/West Bend Insurance Night - plus the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

June 8 - Hy-Vee Night with a pre-race tailgate party.

June 14-15 - Brownells Big Guns Bash with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

 

 

Sprint Car Maynia III Featuring Three Divisions of Sprints This Sunday Night at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – May 21, 2019 - It is a sprint car fans dream come true and as has been the case each Memorial Day Sunday night the past two years, 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas will once again host the “Sprint Car Maynia III” this Sunday night. Headlining the night will be the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing 360-ci sprint car tour, the Ameri-Flex/Oil Capital Racing Association sprints and the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing/Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products 305 RaceSaver sprint series.

In last year’s “Sprint Car Maynia II,” Don Droud, Jr. of Lincoln, Nebraska got the best of the field in the NCRA 360-ci injected sprint division while Oklahoma City driver Joe Wood, Jr. claimed his first-career series feature victory in the inaugural running of this event back in 2017. This event will pay $2000 to win with all drivers making the twenty-car feature finale taking home $200.

Also in competition on Sunday night’s “Sprint Car Maynia III” race card will be the Oklahoma-based Oil Capital Racing Series 360-ci two barrel sprint series. Last year saw Tulsa driver Zach Chappell pick up the series victory while was Pryor, Oklahoma’s Jamie Passmore picking up the victory in the inaugural running of this event. The OCRS feature will pay $1500 to win.

Not to be left out, the Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series 305-ci IMCA RaceSaver touring regulars will take on the Sprint Series of Oklahoma 305-ci IMCA RaceSaver touring regulars. It will be the third year in a row the URSS will be a part of “Maynia” while the SSO will be back after a one-year absence. Last year saw Lincoln, Nebraska veteran Jason Martin pick up the victory while Chris Kelly from Moore, Oklahoma earned his first-career victory back in 2017. This URSS/SSO co-sanctioned event will pay $1000 to-win.

For Sunday night’s “Sprint Car Maynia III” at 81 Speedway, gates will open at 4:00 PM with race time slated for a 7:00 PM start time. Grandstand general admission is just $15 for adults with kids ages 11 and under admitted free into the grandstands. All pit passes are just $30.

81 Speedway track information can be found on their official website www.race81speedway.com and by calling the speedway office (316) 755-1781.

Official rules for the NCRA 360-ci sprint division can be found on their official website www.racencra.com. Rules and information pertaining to the OCRS 360-ci two barrel sprint series can be found here www.ocrsracing.net while rules for the URSS/SSO 305-ci portion can be found at www.unitedrebelsprintseries.com.

David Smith, Jr./OKTidbits PR

 

 

 

Winged 360 Sprint Cars and POWRi-BCRA Midgets clash at the Stockton Dirt Track this Saturday

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – May 21, 2019…For the first time in over a month the lights will flash on and exciting dirt track racing returns to the Stockton Dirt Track this Saturday May 25th in what will be the fourth annual “Jimmy Sills Classic” at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.

Winged 360 Sprint Cars and the POWRi-BCRA Midgets will share the card during the Memorial Day weekend showcase. The Winged 360 portion of the evening will hand out $3,000 to the winner and a guaranteed $400-to-start the feature. The main event will follow a Sprint Car Challenge Tour style paydown. On the POWRi-BCRA side of things it marks the only time this season that the always exciting Midgets will grace the Stockton clay.

This Saturday’s event honors the legendary Jimmy Sills and marks the fourth straight year that the event will be held at the Stockton Dirt Track. In his storied career Jimmy Sills tallied numerous major accomplishments including six wins at the Dirt Cup in Washington, which ranks number one all-time at the prestigious event. One of his more revered triumphs at the race came in 1980 when he ran the alphabet from the D-main to beat out the late great Gary Patterson for the victory.

In addition to that and his three USAC Silver Crown titles, the “Professor” has also scored wins at the Mini Gold Cup, the Oval Nationals, the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic, the Jayhawk Nationals, Ohio Speedweek, the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial, the Tribute to Gary Patterson and countless other major events. In 1983 he captured a preliminary night at the prestigious Knoxville Nationals and went on to finish fifth in the Saturday finale.

Sills was also the all-time leader in victories at the now defunct Baylands Raceway Park and throughout the years has claimed wins in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Long story short the Elverta, California resident has been one of the most respected short track racers to ever come out of the Golden State and we look forward to recognizing him this Saturday night. In 2006 Sills was bestowed one of the highest honors a driver can receive when he was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

Adult tickets this Saturday May 25th at the Stockton Dirt Track will cost $20, kids 5-12 will be $15 and those four and under are free. All seating will be general admission. Online tickets are available at https://noceti-group.ticketleap.com/may-25th---jimmy-sills-classic/dates/May-25-2019_at_0400PM

The pit gate is scheduled to open at noon. The front gate opens at 4pm. Cars will hit the track around 5pm with hot laps, qualifying and racing to follow. The first heat race is scheduled for approximately 6pm. There is no muffler rule this Saturday.

Former Jimmy Sills Classic winners: 2018 (Dominic Scelzi), 2017 (Mitchell Faccinto), 2016 (Bud Kaeding).

In case you had missed the previous announcement, the Stockton Dirt Track has added a date on Saturday June 22nd, which features the fire breathing King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints. The event was previously scheduled for Calistoga Speedway, but with ongoing contract discussions the agreement was made to move the show to Stockton.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. For information on the speedway visit www.stocktondirttrack.com

Upcoming events at the Stockton Dirt Track:

Saturday May 25: Jimmy Sills Classic featuring Winged 360 Sprint Cars and POWRi-BCRA Midgets Friday June 14: B-Mod’s, Bombers and B4 Cylinders at the San Joaquin County Fair Saturday June 15: West Coast Summer Nationals Tractor Pulls at the San Joaquin County Fair Saturday June 22: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints Saturday July 6: Salute to LeRoy Van Conett featuring the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards plus the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprints Saturday July 13: Tri State Pro Stock’s, Bombers, B4 Cylinders and B-Mod’s

 

 

Century 21 Galloway Realty Presents Oswego's 69th Season Opener this Saturday, May 25

OSWEGO, NY (May 20, 2019) - Oswego Speedway will begin its 2019 championship schedule with this Saturday’s 69th Season Opener presented to fans by Century 21 Galloway Realty of Oswego.

Headlining the program is the return of the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s for Novelis Supermodifieds. Drivers will compete in two separate main events allowing the potential for two different teams to be crowned Shampine Memorial champion.

Scheduled alongside the Supermodified features are the 35-lap Tony White Memorial for the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers, plus an extra distance 35-lap Memorial Weekend special for the 350 Supermodifieds.

Teams may start entering the pit area at 11:30am this Saturday with a mandatory owner and driver meeting scheduled to take place at 12:45pm. Hot laps will hit the track at 1:30pm while the main grandstands will also open at 1:30pm.

Group time trials will return for all three divisions in 2019 with time trials taking the green flag at 4:00pm. The evening’s heat races are scheduled to begin thirty minutes after the completion of time trials.

To best accommodate the big block teams who will need to prepare their cars for each of the two main events, Novelis Supermodified heat races will be run first on Saturday. Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Super qualifiers will follow.

The evening’s feature events will begin with the first Shampine Memorial Twin followed by the SBS Tony White Memorial 35, the 350 Super 35 and the second and final Shampine Memorial main for the Supermodifieds.

Century 21 Galloway Realty has been serving the Oswego County area and beyond for over 50 years. Century 21 continues to set the standard with its award winning office and experienced team of agents.

A market leader, the Century 21 office prides itself in superior customer service, deep marketing knowledge, and driven continued education. Their combination of technology and experience is second to none with an online presence reaching far and wide.

For more information on Century 21 Galloway Realty, you can visit online at Century21Galloway.com. Those interested can also LIKE Century 21 on Facebook at Facebook.com/Century-21-Galloway-Realty.

Seating in GA, reserved or VIP areas remains on sale for Opening Day and can be purchased by phoning the speedway box office at (315)-342-0646 or sending an email to oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, you can visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Fans can FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

$3,000 To Win Earl Halaquist Memorial Up Next For the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour

Contact: Paul Harkenrider

PST Media

paul@patriotsprinttour.com|607-237-6372

(Fonda, NY) The A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will continue its opening month of racing by venturing East to the Fonda Speedway for the Earl Halaquist Memorial paying an increased $3,000 to the winner.

This will be the fourth visit for the tour to the historic half mile and its first visit since 2017 where Jared Zimbardi was the victor. The other two drivers who have conquered the tricky half mile are Stewart Friesen and Davie Franek who were winners on two separate occasions in 2016.

This weekends race will also pay tribute to sprint car legend, Earl Halaquist of Sidney, NY. Halaquist amassed 52 United Racing Club wins and six series championships (1962, ’64, ’66,’67, 68’, 69). Perhaps his most impressive season was in 1967 when he accomplished 14 feature wins! He has been inducted into several Hall of Fames including the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame back in 2010. Halaquist passed away in 2001 at the age of 75 but his legacy in sprint car racing here in northeast continues to live on.

The first ever race honoring Halaquist was back in 2004 at the Black Rock (Now Outlaw) Speedway where Blake Breen was the winner. PST sanctioned the event also in 2005 and 2006 where George Suprick and Chuck Hebing have won respectively. The event then moved to Fonda Speedway under the Empire Super Sprints banner from 2007 to 2013. Afton Speedway hosted the event from 2014 to 2016 before returning to Fonda the last two seasons.

There have been several different winners of the event that includes the names of Justin Barger, Doug Emery, Jessica Friesen, Jeff Cook, Matt Tanner, Steve Poirier and winner of the last two Earl Halaquist Memorials, Danny Varin.

On top of the event paying $3000 to win and $300 to start, there will also be lap money awarded to the race leader. Those who wish to purchase a lap can contact Tom Schmeh via facebook or email at iowabasedtraveler@yahoo.com.

Coming into this weekend, Joe Trenca and Davie Franek are tied atop of the point standings with Jordan Thomas not too far behind in third. Jonathan Preston and Jeff Trombley conclude the top five in points after two events.

For up to date Patriot Sprint Tour information, please be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com and to connect with us on facebook, Instagram and twitter.

Patriot Sprint Tour Championship Standings: 1) 98-Joe Trenca (279) 1) 28F- Davie Franek (279) 3) 79-Jordan Thomas (273) 4) 22-Jonathan Preston (271) 5) 3a-Jeff Trombley (267) 6) 47-Kyle Drum (264) 7) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni (259) 8) 45-Chuck Hebing (257) 9) 35-Jared Zimbardi (247) 10) 121-Steve Glover (228) 11) 49-Scott Kreutter (201) 12) 36-Steve Doell (198)

Earl Halaquist Memorial History

2004- Blake Breen- Dundee

2005- George Suprick- Dundee

2006- Chuck Hebing- Dundee

2007- Justin Barger- Fonda

2008- Justin Barger- Fonda

2009- Doug Emery- Fonda

2010- Justin Barger- Fonda

2011- Justin Barger- Fonda

2012- Jessica Friesen-Fonda

2013- Jeff Cook- Fonda

2014- Chuck Hebing- Afton

2015- Matt Tanner- Afton

2016-Steve Poirier- Afton

2017- Danny Varin- Fonda

2018- Danny Varin- Fonda

 

Park Jefferson Speedway

This Saturday, May 25th the Park Jefferson Speedway will host one of the fans favorite nights of racing at the Park. A full night of IMCA racing will be on hand as the Artworks Graphics IMCA Modifieds compete in the 4th annual Memorial Clash. A healthy purse of $1,000 to win and $150 to start will greet entrants at Park Jefferson, before many of the drivers move south for Saturday nights Charlie Clark Memorial. Joining them will be that Nebraska 360 Sprint Cars vs the MSTS Sprint Cars. The touring divisions are hopeful to get their first night of competition in at the track after seeing both the South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals and the North vs. South Sprint Shootout cancelled due to rain. With the top drivers like Jack Dover, Greg Bakker and Cody Ledger expected to compete, it should be an exciting night of competition. Joining them will be a full program of IMCA racing for the J&J Fitting Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Hobby Stocks and the Fox 620 IMCA Sport Compacts. There will be no entry fee or number fees charged this weekend at Park Jefferson as many drivers will be in the area for racing.

Siouxlands top drivers in the Artworks Graphics Modifieds will have circled this event as the first race in the prestigious triple crown of modified events hosted by the track. The Memorial Clash will see a draw/redraw format for drivers who will take to the black gumbo of Park Jefferson. The 2nd leg will be run on July 1 as the 6th annual J&J Fitting Iron Cup sees drivers gunning for $1,500 to win. The event will also be part of the Midwest Madness Tour presented by Arnold Motors. The final leg of the modified triple crown will see the invasion of the IMCA Dirt Knights tour on Monday, July 22nd. Any driver that can sweep the 3 events will be in line for a $3,000 bonus presented by Pepsi and Artworks Graphics.

Fans and teams can arrange for rooms this weekend at the Park Jefferson rate of $89 by calling the Hampton Inn in North Sioux City.

The pit gate will open at 4:30 with the main gate opening at 5pm. Hot laps will be slated for 6:15 both nights and heat races scheduled at 7pm or the conclusion of hot laps. Tickets for adults are $18, seniors are $15 and children 6-16 are $5. Pit passes are $30. A clubhouse pass can be added to any ticket for $12 and purchased at the souvenir stand.

For more information, go to www.parkjeff.com or call 712-202-5540.

 

 

Scotty Thiel - Wins at Butler!

After a weekend washout in Wisconsin with the Allstar Circuit of Champions and the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series, Scotty Thiel and the Scott Thiel Motorsports team headed east on Saturday evening to the Butler Motor Speedway in Quincy, Michigan to get a night of racing in. That trip paid off for the team as Thiel would go on to win the 25 lap A-main event!

The original weekend plans were to race three nights in Wisconsin with the Allstar and IRA Series but Mother Nature would win that battle as those events were cancelled on Thursday. Scotty and the team looked at options on where to go racing that would not have any issues with weather. Butler Motor Speedway was a track that came up on the list of places racing and the weather looked good. The team made the five hour venture over on Saturday to visit the 3/8 mile high banked track in Quincy, Michigan. This was a local track event and they had a pill draw format for the heat race events.

17 cars were on hand and Thiel drew a 40 pill which set him to start ninth in the first heat race. A-main line ups were determined based on finish positions in the heat race. The field took the green flag for the eight lap heat race. Thiel slid high in the first corner and lost some ground on the field but would quickly regain momentum and began his charge forward. Working both grooves of the track, Scotty drove his way up into the third position as the checkered flag flew. All cars would transfer into the 25 lap main event where Thiel would find himself starting in the third position. As the field took the green for the main event, Thiel quickly made his move to settle into the second position before a caution would come out for a car stopping in turn four as only one lap was completed. On the restart, Thiel rocketed off of turn four and pulled alongside the leader going into turn one. Thiel gain the lead off of turn two and another caution came out. Thiel claimed the lead and would set the field back to green. Scotty would hold onto a commanding lead and quickly came upon lap traffic. He worked his way through traffic working the top side of the track. Thiel would carry on his momentum and lead all of the remaining laps and claim his first win of the 2019 season! “We’ve had a rocky start to the season and haven’t had the results we were hoping for. Tonight helped get a little confidence back into our program and got the first win of the season out of the way. Hopefully we can head back home and build on this.” Thiel mentioned after the event.

Next on tap for the #64 STM team is this coming weekend starting off at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, WI on Saturday night and following that up on Sunday at the 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, WI. All events are with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series.

Keep up to date on all that’s happening at Scott Thiel Motorsports on Facebook.com/ScottThielMotorsports

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Clinton County Motor Speedway Management And Staff Note The Passing Of IMCA Sprint Car Owner Mark Ganoe

For Immediate Release: May 20, 2019

Lock Haven, PA- Clinton County Motor Speedway management and staff are saddened to learn of the passing of IMCA sprint car owner Mark Ganoe. The Thompsontown resident fielded sprint cars with son Kyle, for competition at central PA speedways.

Currently the details of Ganoe's death are not known. More information will be forwarded when it becomes available.

Early in life, Ganoe worked in and, later owned his families business, Ganoe Motors, a Chrysler Plymouth dealership on South Main Street, Lewistown. Ganoe tried his hand as a sprint car driver, campaigning a leaf spring front end racer against torsion bar cars. Later Ganoe found employment driving trucks, which would eventually land him in the NASCAR racing industry. Ganoe returned home to field sprint cars with his son Kyle, who along with his family survive him. Ganoe was not married.

Clinton County Motor Management and staff ask all to pause and remember this fallen racer and keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

The speedway's website and Facebook pages will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

 

Tanner Carrick 13th at Granite City Friday, Before Rain Washes Saturday’s Program Out

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to work with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series on Friday night in Granite City, IL, Tanner Carrick would pick up a 13th place finish before rain cancelled Saturday night’s program.

“We had a fast car, I just put us behind early in the night by not getting us a good time in qualifications,” Tanner Carrick said. “If I can get us timed in and up front, I think we will be right in the hunt.”

Kicking Friday night off, Carrick timed the Craftsman/CVC/Spike backed No. 71K entry in 10th quickest amongst the 26 drivers that checked in for the night of action.

Racing to a fifth place finish in his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver would punch his ticket directly into the feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from the 10th starting spot.

From the 10th starting position, Carrick would start to work his way forward until a flat tire on the fourth flat forced him to bring his machine to a stop and bring out the caution.

With repairs made to his KKM mount, Carrick would restart from the tail end of the field as he now really had his work cut out for himself. Working around the racy facility, Carrick would scratch and claw his way back towards the Top-10.

When the fast paced feature came to a close, Carrick would cap his night with a 13th place finish.

“I give it to the guys that work on these cars, night in and night out we are extremely fast,” Carrick said. “Hopefully we can get some good weather and get into a rhythym and really get going here in the late spring and summer months.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-14, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team are slated for a pair of POWRi events this weekend as they will be in Sweet Springs on Saturday night, and Lake Ozark on Sunday.

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

 

 

Ben Worth Keeps Gaining Experience As He Banks More Laps with Tiner Hirst Development

PETERSEN MEDIA: After two tune-up weeks in the Central Valley leading up to Friday night’s Peter Murphy Classic, Ben Worth was pleased with how the night went as he continues to progress and gain confidence behind the wheel of a winged 360ci sprint car.

“It was another good night of seat time,” Ben Worth said. “The Tiner-Hirst guys do a great job for me, and I thank them for working so well with me to get me up to speed.”

In one of his biggest tests to date in a sprint car, Worth would time the THD No. 94TH machine in fifth quickest in his time trial group and that would line the Coalinga, CA driver up in the third row of his heat race.

On a very slick Thunderbowl Raceway, Worth would find himself battling for the final transfer position into the feature event as he searched the Thunderbowl Raceway surface for traction.

Falling back to finish eighth, Worth would head off to the ‘B’ where he would have one final shot to race his way into the feature.

Taking the green flag from the 10th starting position, Worth would get stronger with each and every lap. Venturing up to the Thunderbowl Raceway cushion, Worth would make up some ground as he got into seventh and closed in on the group of cars battling for fourth.

Running out of time, Worth would end his night with a seventh place finish in the ‘B’.

“It was a really tough field of cars, but it was a good measuring stick,” Worth said. “I can’t wait to get back to racing with these guys again.”

The Tiner Hirst Enterprise Racing team would like to thank Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Larry Davis Farms, GP Development, Wright Process Systems, Fisher Racing Engines, SRP, Wilwood, XYZ Machine, DMI, HRP, Sway Away, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Sway Away, Schoenfeld, Warehouse Paint, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: THE Development will be back in action again on June 8th with Ben Worth.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tiner Hirst Enterprise by following along via Twitter @TinerHirstEnterprise, or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com/tinerhirstenterprise.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Earns Second-Place Finish During Peter Murphy Classic Opener

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (May 20, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi captured a runner-up result last Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway during the opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic, which featured more than 40 competitors in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion.

The action began with Scelzi driving a Roth Motorsports entry to the third quickest qualifying time in his group. He then won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row, which locked him into the dash.

"We made some changes and won the heat race," he said. "That was a boost of confidence because that place is tough. In the dash I felt outstanding and we raced with Rico (Abreu) and Tony (Gualda) for the lead."

A third-place result in the dash lined Scelzi up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"Coming off four we went three wide for the lead when Rico and Tony got together," he said. "Tony crashed so that put me starting on the outside of the front row for the restart. Rico got the jump and we went five or six laps running against the wall. I ran him down and was on his rear bumper. I was going to slide him going into turn one when a lapper didn't get pulled off on time and brought out a caution. We went green and then within a full lap later it was rubber down around the whole track."

Scelzi maintained second for the remainder of the race. It marked his sixth top five of the season.

Saturday's Peter Murphy Classic was postponed to next month because of rain.

Scelzi started last week by racing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. He qualified 18th quickest in his group before placing ninth in a heat race and fourth in the C Main.

"I got us buried in qualifying by trying to get too much," he said. "In the heat I felt better than cars in front of me, but it was impossible to pass. In the C Main it was a similar situation. However, I felt comfortable around the track. I'm looking forward to getting to Bridgeport and making good laps."

Scelzi will join the World of Outlaws for races this Tuesday at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J.; Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Patriot Nationals; and Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., for the Memorial Day Spectacle presented by KOI Auto Parts.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 15 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 9 (9); C Main: 4 (4).

May 17 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., and Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Patriot Nationals and Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., for the Memorial Day Spectacle presented by KOI Auto Parts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

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"My mom and uncle started Red Rose Transportation in 1996 so it's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1," Scelzi said. "Everyone there has been an integral part of our team and we're grateful for their support."

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

 

 

Willie Croft 13th at Peter Murphy Classic Opener with SCCT

PETERSEN MEDIA- Mother Nature has wreaked havoc on racing from Coast to Coast, and that was the case over the weekend as the scheduled two-day Peter Murphy Classic in Tulare, CA was relegated to a one night show with the finale being pushed to June 8th.

“We were in a good spot early in the feature event, and I tried to make something happen on a restart, and it didn’t work out and I gave up a handful of positions and fell back to 13th,” Willie Croft said. “The rubber was pretty dominant at this point, and I couldn’t recoup any of the lost spots.”

Timing the Holey Smokes BBQ/ButlerBuilt/Brown and Miller backed No. 29 machine in sixth quickest during qualifying with 40-cars packed into the pit area, Croft would line up in the sixth starting spot during heat race competition.

Making up ground in his heat, the Roseville, CA driver would advance from his third row starting position to garner a third place finish which would put him the 13th starting position for the 30-lap feature event on a surface that was extremely slick and proved to be abrasive.

After a couple of early wrecks trying to get the race going, Croft would stay out of harms way and find himself just outside the Top-10 when the race finally was able to go green.

Working into the ninth position as drivers jockeyed for position on the rubber down surface, a late restart would put the field nose to tail. Restarting ninth, Croft would look to get a couple of positions on the late restart but he would catch the notorious turn one bump and get out of shape.

Giving up a handful of positions, Croft would slip back to 13th where he would go on to finish.

“I felt like we had good speed, but its really had to judge when the track takes rubber so fast,” Croft said. “I got a little bold on a late restart, and it didn’t work out for us. Thank to my guys for all of their hard work.”

Willie Croft Racing would like to thank Holey Smokes BBQ, ButlerBuilt , Brown and Miller, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne, Schoenfeld, Team Simpson, Stilo, Smith Precision Products, Kaeding Performance, AL Drivelines, XYZ, Vortex Wings, Amerikote, DoTerra and GUTS for their support in 2019.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-13, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-1.

ON TAP: Willie Croft is slated to be in action on Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

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

 

 

Forsberg Finishes 10th in Tulare, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the Thunderbowl Raceway typically not kind to him, Andy Forsberg was happy to close Friday night’s feature out with a 10th place finish with the F&F Racing team.

“TO finish 10th at Thunderbowl Raceway is great,” Andy Forsberg said. “Heading into Friday’s event, I think the last time I actually finished a race there was back in 2014 or something. So, as they say to finish first, first you must finish so we accomplished that.”

With 40 cars checked in for Friday night’s Peter Murphy Classic opener, Forsberg would be in a tight qualifying group as he timed in fifth quickest in his group, missing out on fourth and a front row heat race starting position by .001 seconds.

Finding himself in the third row of his heat, the Auburn, CA driver would race the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/Lucas Oil backed No. x1 machine to a fifth place finish and punch his ticket into the 30-lap feature event.

Gridding the field from the 17th starting position, Forsberg would do a great job of avoiding a multi car wreck that took place getting into turn one as the field attempted to complete the first lap of the race.

Avoiding another wreck down the back stretch on the restart, Forsberg would take what he was given as he would start the race from just outside the Top-10 once thing settled down.

The slick surface that was offered up to the field on Friday night would soon take rubber, and Forsberg would settle into 10th, after a few laps of jockeying for position.

Keeping his tires securely in the rubber, where much of the field was, Forsberg would do what it took to get to the finish line as he accepted the checkered flag with a 10th place finish.

“We did a great job of avoiding some of the early carnage, and were able to pick up some easy spots,” Forsberg added. “I think I may have only passed one or two cars before the rubber came, but we did what we had to do from the back and came away with a Top-10.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2019.

ON TAP: F&F Racing and Andy Forbserg are scheduled to take part in Saturday night’s event at Stockton Dirt Track.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-10, Wins-3, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-7.

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Second at Peter Murphy Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- After spending some time in the Midwest in his family car, Dominic Scelzi returned to California for a weekend of racing in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic, and while weather shortened the festivities, Scelzi was able to pocket a second place finish on Friday night.

“It was a bit of a bummer that the rubber came in so fast in the feature,” Dominic Scelzi said. “My Roth Motorsports team gave me a great car, but we just couldn’t get by Rico Abreu with the conditions which was a bummer because I really feel like it was our best night yet together as a team.”

Scelzi would time the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth Cattle Co./Roth Investments No. 83 machine in third quickest in his qualifying group and line up on the front row of his heat race.

Getting the jump, Scelzi would cruise to the important heat race win, as the win put him in the all-important High Sierra Industries Dash. Running third in the Dash, Scelzi felt very confident in his machine as he made his way to the Thunderbowl for the 30-lap feature event.

After a couple of red flags were needed trying to get the race underway, Scelzi would jump into second when the green was finally displayed as he chased after Rico Abreu.

Getting to Abreu before the rubber really came down, Scelzi was in position to make a bid for the lead but the yellow flag was needed on the fifth lap and it negated Scelzi’s progress.

With the rubber pretty dominant as the race came back to life, Scelzi would settle into second and make sure to hit his marks as he would need traffic or a mistake to really have a shot at the top spot.

While traffic did come into play, the leaders were able to navigate through it well, and Scelzi would hang on to finish second and lock himself into the Peter Murphy Classic finale that was postponed from Saturday night to June 8th.

“I really feel like we had a car that was good enough to win, we just had to take what was given to us,” Dominic Scelzi said. “I am thrilled to be locked into the finale, and am already counting down the days. Big thanks to Dennis and Teresa Roth, and all of my guys for their hard work on Friday.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Jason, Tara, And Cole Roth Cattle Co., Roth Investments, FK Rod Ends, Weld Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Smith Titanium for their support in 2019.

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

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports and Dominic Scelzi return to racing on June 1st at Petaluma Speedway with the King of the West Series.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports, or liking them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/.

You can keep up with Dominic Scelzi by following him on Twitter @DominicScelzi41.

 

 

Hirst and THE back on SCCT Podium

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to work after a couple of weeks off, Kyle Hirst and the Tiner Hirst Enterprise team had a great night in Tulare, CA that culminated with the No. 94 machine landing on the podium during the Peter Murphy Classic opener.

“It was another great night for the THE car,” Kyle Hirst said. “It was unfortunate that the track took rubber, but we put ourselves in a great spot, and got back up on the podium.”

With 40 cars in the house, Hirst timed the THE/Larry Davis Farms/GP Development backed No. 94 machine in fourth quickest in his time trial group, which would enough to put him on the front row of his heat race.

On a slick Thunderbowl Raceway surface, the Paradise, CA driver had his elbows up as he jumped up into the lead, and raced his way to the win, which was pivotal as it locked him into the High Sierra Industries Dash.

Starting and finishing fifth in the Dash, Hirst would jump into fourth when the 30-lap feature event finally went green after a couple of red flags prolonged the start of the race.

With the track taking rubber early on, Hirst would chase after third running DJ Netto as the only way around would be a mistake with the surface being in the condition that it was in.

In traffic, Hirst would capitalize as he cleared Netto and began chasing after the lead duo of Rico Abreu and Dominic Scelzi.

Able to close in traffic, there was simply no way to get around as both guys did a great job of hitting their marks and keeping their tires in the rubber. When the checkered flag flew, Hirst crossed under in the third position and locked himself into the Peter Murphy Classic finale.

“We locked into Saturday’s feature, but unfortunately rain washed the night of racing out, and I am not certain if we will be back for the make up show,” Hirst noted. “Fun night of racing, and fun to race alongside our THE development car with Ben Worth. It has been a fun way to race this year, and I thank everyone that has made it possible.”

Steven Tiner Racing team would like to thank Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Larry Davis Farms, GP Development, Wright Process Systems, Fisher Racing Engines, SRP, Wilwood, XYZ Machine, DMI, HRP, Sway Away, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Sway Away, Schoenfeld, Warehouse Paint, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Hirst and the Tiner Hirst Team will for sure be back in action on June 15th in Hanford, CA with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. With the Peter Murphy Classic make up date being scheduled for June 8th, they have not made a decision at this time.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tiner Hirst Enterprise by following along via Twitter @TinerHirstEnterprise, or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com/tinerhirstenterprise.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Produces Top 10s at Lincoln Speedway and at Williams Grove Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May 20, 2019) - Kraig Kinser scored a pair of top-10 results last week in Central Pennsylvania.

Kinser kicked off the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, where he qualified seventh quickest in his group to open the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene. He then placed fourth in a heat race before capping the night with a 10th-place outing in the A Main.

"We qualified where we needed to start in the top half of the field," he said. "Being able to make it to the A Main through the heat and not having to run a B Main is important. We were fortunate to get qualified well enough we didn't have to worry about it.

"Lincoln is a tough track, especially when you factor in the PA Posse. The car count was good with solid cars. I'd say it was one of our better finishes at Lincoln. It's a hard place to go in and have success at."

Kinser invaded Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday for the Morgan Cup. After Friday ended with a DNF while leading the C Main, Kinser rebounded on Saturday by setting quick time during qualifying for the first time at the half-mile oval.

"As bad as Friday was Saturday was a great night," he said. "That's what you want to do. You want to go in as fast as you can and hope it's quicker than everyone else. You factor in Williams Grove and everything about it, it's a pretty big thing to accomplish."

A runner-up result in a heat race locked Kinser into the dash. He gained a position in the race to finish third, which is where he started the A Main. Unfortunately, Kinser spun his tires on the start and lost several positions on the opening lap.

"We couldn't get going off the start," he said. "I spun a little hard for whatever reason and then I was back to sixth or seventh. I wish we wouldn't have given those spots up."

Kinser battled just outside the top five throughout the race before posting a sixth-place run.

The team has a hectic week upcoming beginning Tuesday with the first World of Outlaws race at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., since 2003. That was the last time Kinser raced at the track, which has been shortened to a 3/8-mile oval.

The action on Friday and Saturday is hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Patriot Nationals. Kinser will have Profile by Sanford as the primary sponsor during the two races and he will make an appearance at a Profile by Sanford store in Charlotte on Thursday. The address is 7510 Pineville Matthews Road and the appearance is from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The holiday weekend wraps up next Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., for the Memorial Day Spectacle presented by KOI Auto Parts.

"We're starting to get into the part of the season where we'll race a lot," he said. "Hopefully the weather cooperates and we can race."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 15 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 10 (13).

May 17 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 6 (8); C Main: DNF (2).

May 18 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 6 (3).

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 14 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., and Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Patriot Nationals and Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., for the Memorial Day Spectacle presented by KOI Auto Parts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

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"We've worked with Integra Racing Shocks in prior years and we're back with them this year," Kinser said. "They build reliable stuff. They are great to talk to and always pushing to make us better."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Profile by Sanford, Sander Engineering, Schoenfeld Headers, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, FK Rod Ends, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Allstar Performance, Southern Pacific Farms, The Race Shack, Paint by Steve, VanHorn Racing Graphics, Wings Unlimited, KSE Racing Products, Crow Enterprises, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer's Top Rods, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Racing Optics, Aerodine Composites Group, Momentum Racing Suspensions and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Set for Busy Week in New Jersey, North Carolina and Indiana

Inside Line Promotions - WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (May 20, 2019) - Jason Sides starts a busy holiday week this Tuesday at Bridgeport Speedway, where the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make its first visit since 2003.

Sides competed during that event 16 years ago, placing 16th after coming out of the Last Chance Showdown on the 5/8-mile oval in Swedesboro, N.J. It has been shortened to a 3/8-mile track.

"It's been quite a few years since we've been there and they've changed the track since then so it's like we're going to a new track," he said. "Hopefully we can lay down a good qualifying lap to start on the right foot."

Sides will then head south to The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., to tackle the Patriot Nationals on Friday and Saturday. He earned a career-best runner-up result at there in 2013. He also placed second at the oval in 2009 and he has five top fives and 15 top 10s there dating back to 2007.

"It's a confidence booster rolling into a track where you've been successful and have competed for wins," he said. "It's nice to have a two-day show at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in the spring, too."

The week concludes next Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., for the Memorial Day Spectacle presented by KOI Auto Parts. His most recent top 10 at Lawrenceburg Speedway came in 2012 when Sides rallied from 17th to 10th in the main event.

Sides is coming off a week in Central Pennsylvania where qualifying put him behind the eight ball on Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown during the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene and on Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg during the Morgan Cup.

"Qualifying is important at every race, but it's pretty much make or break when you're racing in Central Pennsylvania," he said. "The competition is so good and deep that it doesn't usually allow for you to charge through the field so you need to lay down good qualifying laps. We didn't do that and it buried us."

Sunday's race at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., rained out.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 15 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: 13 (10).

May 17 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 9 (6); B Main: 7 (6).

May 18 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 9 (7); B Main: 12 (8).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

28 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., and Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Patriot Nationals and Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., for the Memorial Day Spectacle presented by KOI Auto Parts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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

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

 

 

Schuett Battles for Top-15 Finish at Tri-State Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (May 20, 2019) - Kyle Schuett battled mechanical problems while fighting to a top-15 finish with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway.

The 410ci sprint car rookie and his team began the evening challenged by a lack of power from their engine in their heat race, where Schuett started and finished sixth.

"I felt a little rusty in hot laps and in the heat race," said Schuett, who returned to the track for the first time in over a month for just the fourth 410 sprint car race of his career. "We were way off in power in our heat race. The motor was popping and sounding like the rev limiter all the way down the straightaway."

Schuett and his crew immediately attempted to diagnose the issue.

"We weren't sure what was wrong," he said. "We checked a lot of things and eventually changed the MSD box, which turned out to be the issue.

"When the mag moved at our last race at Tri-City, we didn't realize it had damaged the MSD box because the track was slicker and we weren't totally in the gas. I had no idea that the box could burn up due to the mag being moved. That's just another thing you learn as you go."

While the power issue was resolved in time for the feature, it still indirectly effected the car's performance in the main event.

"The motor ran great in the feature," Schuett said. "Unfortunately, we spent most of our time working on that issue after the heat race and didn't have time to look at the track and see what changes needed to be made to our car for the feature."

Schuett started 16th in the feature and finished 14th with a car that could have handled better.

"We just weren't able to do much because of the issue in the heat race," he said. "We held on in the feature while our car didn't handle the best. I just tried to stay out of the wrecks and finish all the laps."

Schuett was particularly grateful for the presence and help of one of his sponsors.

"We're really thankful for the help we received from Tim Engler in helping us diagnose our problem," he said. "He was a huge help and we were grateful he was there."

With the mechanical gremlins hopefully resolved, Schuett is looking forward to a MOWA event this Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.

"We finished ninth at Jacksonville earlier this year and realized later that our motor didn't have full power then," he said. "We're looking forward to returning there with things we learned the first time and having our motor problems fixed."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 18 - Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. - Heat race: 6 (6); Feature: 14 (16).

SEASON STATS -

4 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SchuettRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchuettRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Schuett-Racing-Inc-764142200301233/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Allstar Performance

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"We appreciate the excellent customer support and timely shipping on all of the high quality parts we receive from Allstar Performance," Schuett said.

Schuett would also like to thank Health Alliance, Progressive Propane Inc., AMSOIL, Roof Bolt Transport, Engler Machine and Tool, Hoosier Tire Midwest, R & B Powder Coating, Safety Kleen (The Official Environmental Service Company of Schuett Racing, Inc), Diversified Machine Incorporated (DMI), Hooker Harness, Rod End Supply, Steve Thomas Racing, Smith Titanium and J & K Property Rentals, LLC., for their continued support.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Earns Second-Place Finish During Peter Murphy Classic Opener

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (May 20, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi captured a runner-up result last Friday at Thunderbowl Raceway during the opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic, which featured more than 40 competitors in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour portion.

The action began with Scelzi driving a Roth Motorsports entry to the third quickest qualifying time in his group. He then won a heat race after starting on the outside of the front row, which locked him into the dash.

"We made some changes and won the heat race," he said. "That was a boost of confidence because that place is tough. In the dash I felt outstanding and we raced with Rico (Abreu) and Tony (Gualda) for the lead."

A third-place result in the dash lined Scelzi up on the inside of the second row for the main event.

"Coming off four we went three wide for the lead when Rico and Tony got together," he said. "Tony crashed so that put me starting on the outside of the front row for the restart. Rico got the jump and we went five or six laps running against the wall. I ran him down and was on his rear bumper. I was going to slide him going into turn one when a lapper didn't get pulled off on time and brought out a caution. We went green and then within a full lap later it was rubber down around the whole track."

Scelzi maintained second for the remainder of the race. It marked his sixth top five of the season.

Saturday's Peter Murphy Classic was postponed to next month because of rain.

Scelzi started last week by racing with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. He qualified 18th quickest in his group before placing ninth in a heat race and fourth in the C Main.

"I got us buried in qualifying by trying to get too much," he said. "In the heat I felt better than cars in front of me, but it was impossible to pass. In the C Main it was a similar situation. However, I felt comfortable around the track. I'm looking forward to getting to Bridgeport and making good laps."

Scelzi will join the World of Outlaws for races this Tuesday at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J.; Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Patriot Nationals; and Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., for the Memorial Day Spectacle presented by KOI Auto Parts.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 15 - Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 9 (9); C Main: 4 (4).

May 17 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 2 (3).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., and Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the Patriot Nationals and Monday at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., for the Memorial Day Spectacle presented by KOI Auto Parts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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"My mom and uncle started Red Rose Transportation in 1996 so it's been a huge part of our race program since Day 1," Scelzi said. "Everyone there has been an integral part of our team and we're grateful for their support."

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

 

 

Ryan Bernal Sheds Wings and Runs Second with Tarlton Motorsports

PETERSEN MEDIA- Taking part in a race that former Tarlton Motorsports driver, Peter Murphy puts on, Ryan Bernal made the most of his first non wing start with Tarlton Motorsports as he finished second in Friday’s USAC West Coast 360 feature event before rains postponed Saturday night’s KWS event.

“Big thanks to Tarlton Motorsports for giving me a chance to run in the Non-Wing portion of the Peter Murphy Classic,” Ryan Bernal said. “We got better each time we hit the track, and by feature event time we were pretty good and I was able to work my way up to a second place finish.”

Timing the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum backed No. 21 machine in 9th fastest in qualifying time trials, Bernal would have his work cut out for himself on a track that he has found so much success at.

Running fifth in heat race competition, the Hollister, CA driver would take the green flag from the ninth position to start the 30-lap Peter Murphy Classic feature event.

With the low groove proving to be the chosen groove, Bernal would show patience as he worked his way forward, and got up into the second position late after a good battle with Jace Vander Weerd.

Once in second, Bernal would set his sights on leader, Austin Liggett, and he would have a couple of late restarts to try and make something happen.

Stalking Liggett, Bernal would try to sneak under him, but to no avail as he continued to run second. One final restart would set up an exciting finish. Going low with two to go, Bernal would go for broke on the final lap, as he rode the cushion through turns three and four and closed the gap on Liggett in a hurry and just narrowly missed out on a thrilling finish though still came home with a second place finish.

“I wish I would have tried that line on the last lap a little earlier,” Bernal said “We were definitely there for sure, and I owe it to all of my guys for working so hard all night long and getting us better and better.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, NOS Energy Drink, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 6, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 3, Top 10’s: 4.

ON TAP: Ryan Bernal and Tarlton Motorsports will be back in action on June 1st in Petaluma, CA as the KWS takes to Petaluma Speedway.

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

To keep up with Ryan Bernal, give him a follow on Twitter at @bernal_ryan.

 

 

Starks Excited for Doubleheader at Knoxville Raceway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (May 20, 2019) - The rainouts continue to stack up for Trey Starks, who lost both opportunities to race last weekend because of rain.

That makes six of nine scheduled races that have been cancelled or postponed because of wet weather to start the season for Gobrecht Motorsports.

"I think everyone is pretty tired of the continual rain," he said. "You always expect a couple of rainouts early in the year, but to have lost as many as we have so far has been frustrating. We're hoping the weather will turn for the better soon and we can start racing every weekend."

The next opportunity is a doubleheader hosted by Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this Friday and Saturday.

"We're grateful for Knoxville Raceway to add a show on Friday to make up for how many have been lost," he said. "They didn't have to do that so it shows how committed they are to racing and the teams that support the track."

Starks made a lot of headway between the Knoxville Raceway season opener on April 20 and his second start on May 4, when he scored his first career top 10 in the 410ci winged sprint car division at the 'Sprint Car Capital of the World.'

"We've said this the last couple of weeks and then the races rain out, but we're really looking forward to seeing what race No. 3 has in store for us at Knoxville," he said. "It was such a big improvement from the first to second race that we want to keep moving forward and getting better. The only way we can do that is to get consistent laps there."

Starks enters the weekend ranked 12th in the championship standings.

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and 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 -

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"E-Z-GO has supported Scott Gobrecht and his business for a long time," Starks said. "We all appreciate their support of our team."

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

 

 

AGCO Jackson Nationals Rising Toward the Top of Winged Sprint Car Racing Events

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 20, 2019) - It hasn't taken long for the AGCO Jackson Nationals to become one of winged sprint car racing's biggest events of the year.

As the facility and race track have undergone extensive renovations during the last few years, so has the marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event. This year's 41st edition of the tripleheader runs June 27-29.

It offers one of the largest payouts in the sport with more than $300,000 on the line. Both preliminary nights pay $10,000 to win and the finale is $41,000 to win and $3,000 to start.

The event is in its fifth consecutive year of having 410ci winged sprint cars as the featured division and during each of the previous four seasons a different winner has emerged. Donny Schatz claimed last year's event title with Brad Sweet winning in 2017, which was the first year it was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws. Kerry Madsen was victorious in 2016 and Sammy Swindell captured the crown in 2015.

On top of the action on the track, there are plenty of activities during that weekend to entertain the fans.

It begins with a hauler parade on Wednesday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m., which will be followed by the Fan Fest. Race cars will be on display along with a $5 Burger Bar and live music from Hicktown Mafia starting at 8 p.m.

AGCO will host an open house on Friday, June 28, at the Intivity Center. MRN's Winged Nation will be on hand showcasing driver interviews and fans can tour the AGCO factory.

Jackson Motorplex is offering a Meet-and-Greet of several track Hall of Fame members on Saturday, June 29, in the afternoon behind the main grandstand.

There are additional activities and games that are in the works and will be announced in the near future.

AGCO Jackson Nationals tickets are available at http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com or by calling 507-822-7314.

This season's first two scheduled events at Jackson Motorplex have been cancelled because of the weather. The track is off this weekend before hosting Ag Builders Night presented by GDF Enterprises featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc on May 31.

UP NEXT -

May 31 for the Ag Builders Night presented by GDF Enterprises featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

RacinBoys All Access Showcasing Live Video Coverage of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Event at Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 20, 2019) - The 2nd annual LOS Spring 360 Nationals is on tap for RacinBoys All Access members, who will be able to watch live Pay-Per-View video of the marquee Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event this Saturday and Sunday.

Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., hosts the two-day show, which also features the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League on Saturday. RacinBoys All Access subscribers can watch live video of all of the action from hot laps through the main event.

The RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription.

RacinBoys will also host PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group this weekend.

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

Several events around the country this weekend include: the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in North Carolina; the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions in Ohio; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in Missouri; and ASCS regional competition in Arizona, Texas, Montana and Missouri to name a few.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series across the country. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

RACINBOYS -

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

 



Smoke earns win #5 during Atomic Speedway start

Date: Friday, May 17th
Event: American Powersports / AmeriGas Night
Series: Attica/Fremont Championship Series (AFCS)
Track: Attica Raceway Park (Attica, Ohio)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 8th (8th)

Date: Saturday, May 18th
Event: Kids Night
Series: Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA)
Track: Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (2nd)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 20, 2019) – It certainly was not Tony Stewart’s initial plan to visit the Buckeye State during the recent weekend, but the last minute destination change due to Mother Nature’s havoc in the upper-Midwest proved to be more than beneficial, eventually ending the weekend with another pair of top-ten finishes, one of which an Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) victory on the highbanks of Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe on Saturday, May 18.

The win, Stewart’s fifth of the season and his second during 410c.i. sprint car competition, was accomplished from the outside-front row, eventually leading every circuit over a competitive field that included Brandon Wimmer, Cole Duncan and Hunter Schuerenberg.

Although Stewart was in command of every lap on Saturday night at Atomic Speedway, Brandon Wimmer was high on his heels, actually applying heavy pressure while in traffic during the first 11 circuits. Yellow flags waved for the main event’s first and only caution on lap 12 giving Stewart the breather that he needed. The caution proved to be a momentum shift for the Columbus, Indiana-native, as Stewart was unchallenged for the remaining distance.

Impressive enough, Stewart’s 2019 win list now includes four different sprint car organizations: OVSCA, All Star Circuit of Champions, United Sprint Car Series (USCS), and Great Lakes Super Sprint (GLSS).

“Our initial plans were ruined, but we made the best of it and it all worked out in the end,” ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart said, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car. “I’m excited for my team. My guys work hard and they have this car right where it needs to be. Things are only going to get busier for us. We have a lot of positive momentum on our side, so we’ll do our best to put that to the test.”

Before making the tow to southern Ohio to visit Atomic Speedway, Tony Stewart made an appearance at Attica Raceway Park in Attica on Friday, May 17. Although not on top of the feature podium, the visit resulted in consistency, kicking off his eventual two-race trip with an eighth place finish after starting in the exact same position. If the end-result was not enough, Smoke ignited his evening in northwest Ohio by recording the second-fastest time during qualifying time trials, soon followed by a runner-up finish during heat race competition. A feature redraw set the evening’s grid.

Upcoming plans remain uncertain for Tony Stewart and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing program. Fans are encouraged to stay alert via social media for continuing updates regarding Tony Stewart’s future racing destinations.

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

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

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram at www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg.
2019 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru May 20, 2019)
Total Races: 22
Total Wins: 5
Total Top-5s: 16
Total Top-10s: 19


Donny Schatz second in Morgan Cup finale at The Grove; New Jersey start ahead

Date: Wednesday, May 15th
Event: Gettysburg Clash
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, Pa.)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 11th (25th)

Dates: Friday and Saturday, May 17th & 18th
Event: Morgan Cup
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 8th (12th)
Saturday: 2nd (1st)

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 1st -2384 points (26-point lead over Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 20, 2019) – Donny Schatz’ visit to the Keystone State gradually improved as the extended weekend progressed, first earning a KSE Hard Charger Award during competition at Lincoln Speedway by improving the most feature positions, followed by a pair of top-ten performances at the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway, one of which a podium run during the $12,000-to-win Morgan Cup finale.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, kicked off his week in Pennsylvania Posse Country by finishing 11th during the Gettysburg Clash at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, May 15. Although the result snapped Schatz’ 14-race top-ten streak, the 11th place performance did commence from the inside of row 13. Schatz was forced to utilize a World of Outlaws provisional starting position after not qualifying for main event competition through the evening’s Last Chance Showdown, ultimately setting up his KSE Hard Charger performance.

The Fargo, North Dakota-native continued his trek through Pennsylvania with the two-day Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18. Schatz finished eighth and second, respectively, during The Grove doubleheader, nearly attaining this third victory of the 2019 season during Saturday’s Morgan Cup finale.

After starting from the pole position, Schatz earned the initial jump and led the first 12 circuits, keeping a pair of local favorites, Lance Dewease and Danny Dietrich, at bay as the laps counted down. Unfortunately for Schatz, lapped traffic proved to be his demise, as Dewease soon caught the tail tank of the ten-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, eventually sneaking underneath Schatz as the pair battled through turns three and four on lap 13. Despite losing the top spot, Schatz kept pace and maintained the second position until the final checkers flew.

Schatz earned his main event pole position by way of heat race victory, soon followed by a dash triumph.

“Lance [Dewease] was really good here tonight. He was better than us and that’s all there is to it,” Donny Schatz said at Williams Grove Speedway, who is currently on top of the World of Outlaws championship standings by a margin of 26 points. “Hats off to this Tony Stewart Racing team. I haven’t felt good at Williams Grove Speedway in a long time, but tonight I felt really good. I’m happy for them and I’m happy for their efforts. We’ll keep working hard and move forward from here.”

Donny Schatz will continue his 2019 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a full slate of action through Memorial Day weekend, first visiting Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, N.J., on Tuesday, May 21, followed by a doubleheader at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., on Friday and Saturday, May 24 & 25. The busy week will cap off with a Monday night visit to Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 27.

Fans are reminded that Donny Schatz will appear at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in Kannapolis, N.C., on Thursday, May 23 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Schatz will sign autographs, take photos with customers and will be joined at SHR by his traveling merchandise trailer which will be open for the duration of the event.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.
2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru May 20, 2019)
World of Outlaws Races: 17
World of Outlaws Wins: 2
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 11
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 16

Abreu scores first victory of 2019 during Peter Murphy Classic

Dates: Friday and Saturday, May 17th & 18th
Event: Peter Murphy Classic
Series: Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) & King of the West (KWS)
Track: Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, Calif.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 1st (1st)
Saturday: Cancelled/Weather

ST. HELENA, Calif. (May 20, 2019) – Although the weekend was eventually cut short, losing his planned SCCT/KWS doubleheader on Saturday, May 18, due to Mother Nature, Rico Abreu’s return to California was a complete success, ending his single start on top of the feature podium, ultimately outperforming a stout contingent of Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) competitors during the annual Peter Murphy Classic at Thunderbowl Raceway on Friday, May 17.

Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car, earned his first victory of the 2019 season from the pole position, surviving near-devastating contact during the first few circuits to go on to lead all 30 laps of the Peter Murphy Classic opener. It was the second time during Abreu’s career that the St. Helena, California-native was able to score the Peter Murphy Classic preliminary victory.

Impressive enough, Abreu nearly swept competition on Friday night at Thunderbowl Raceway, earning victories during his respective heat race, as well as the evening’s dash, each before capturing the $2,500 main event payday. Abreu’s only outcome not resulting in a ‘victory’ was during qualifying time trials where he was scored 22nd.

“It feels great to finally get that monkey off of our back,” Rico Abreu said, who now owns 11 top-ten performances in 19 starts thus far in 2019. “They say the hardest win to get is the first one. That was certainly the case this year. I can’t say enough about this team. We’ve definitely had our share of tough times this year, but they never give up and they keep moving forward. I’m confident that we have a lot of wins left in the tank this year. I’m excited to get back to the track and try again.”

Cancelled on its original date of Saturday, May 18, due to wet weather, the 2019 Peter Murphy Classic finale will now be contested on Saturday, June 8. Abreu will return to California to complete the program, entering each of the sprint car portions on the agenda; SCCT and King of the West (KWS).

Rico Abreu’s upcoming plans remain uncertain. The team will make a final decision regarding travel arrangements in the coming days. Fans should stay alert via social media for continuing updates.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks. Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/rico_abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/
2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru May 20, 2019)
Total Races: 19
Total Wins: 1
Total Top-5s: 7
Total Top-10s: 11
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports earn three consecutive Outlaw starts

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (May 20, 2019) – It was a successful weekend for Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports, as the Central Pennsylvania-based operation scored a trio of main event starts during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. The team highlighted all appearances with a 16th place finish during Williams Grove’s Morgan Cup finale on Saturday, May 18.

In addition to Haas’ 16th place run during the $12,000-to-win weekend finale, the York-native opened the Morgan Cup doubleheader at The Grove with a 22nd place performance on Friday, earning his spot in the evening’s main event by winning the Last Chance Showdown.

Haas’ World of Outlaws stretch technically commenced on Wednesday during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Gettysburg Clash. The former Kevin Gobrecht Memorial winner in the Pigeon Hills finished 17th to open his long weekend with the Greatest Show On Dirt, rallying ahead from 22nd on the feature grid.

“Taking into consideration the level of competition we were up against, I would say we had a successful week with the Outlaws. I know we would rather find ourselves within the top-ten, but we’ll take this momentum boost and move on. It was a fun, competitive weekend. It was nice to go to the track without a direct threat of bad weather,” Cory Haas said, driver of John Trone’s Trone Outdoor Motorsports/Trone Outdoors/York PB Truss/Old Republic Distillery/Wicked Cushion/No. 39 sprint car. “We have another busy weekend ahead with a lot of money on the line. I think if there’s a good time to get hot, it’s now.”

Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports will continue their 2019 campaign with a trio of Central Pennsylvania events over Memorial Day weekend, first returning to Williams Grove Speedway for the $4,771-to-win Lynn Paxton Tribute on Friday, May 24. Haas’ weekend will resume and conclude with the two-day Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 & 26. Each of the Weikert programs will award $10,000 top prizes.

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

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Follow Cory Haas on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/665179853507583/. Keep up with Cory Haas online at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www.troneoutdoormotorsports.com.

STATS:
2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway – 4/6, Williams Grove Speedway – 9/2)

2018 Highlights: Cory Haas earned his first top-five finish of the 2018 season on Saturday, March 17, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Finished sixth during Lincoln Speedway’s Sprint Spring Championship. Earned victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 6. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 7. Finished eighth during Walt Dyer Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 25. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 1. Earned pair of top-ten finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway (3rd) and Lincoln Speedway (6th) on Friday and Saturday, June 8-9. Finished second during Weldon Sterner Memorial at Lincoln Speedway on June 16. Finished third during World of Outlaws Tune-Up at Williams Grove Speedway on July 13. Earned two top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Finished third at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 4. Finished ninth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 11. Finished seventh against All Stars at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 25. Won Billy Kimmel Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway for a third time on Sunday, September 2. Finished 12th during 2018 Williams Grove Speedway National Open featuring the World of Outlaws. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove on October 5; fourth during regular show and sixth during Al Hamilton Tribute.

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 17. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Qualified for Keith Kauffman Classic main event at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished fifth (started second) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Earned three consecutive top-ten finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway [double features] on Friday and Saturday, May 10 & 11; eighth, seventh, and fifth, respectively.

Brock Zearfoss looks ahead to four events in six days

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (May 20, 2019) – Despite a tough outing in Central Pennsylvania, highlighting three World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series appearances with one main event start, Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss and Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports are already looking ahead, planning for an intense week of competition that will include four events in six days, three of which against the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Zearfoss, pilot of the Premier Motorsports/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/No. 70 sprint car, will kick off his long week with World of Outlaws competition at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, N.J., on Tuesday, May 21. The four-race stretch will continue on Friday through Sunday, May 24-26, with a Memorial Day weekend trio in the Buckeye State, each sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions. Zearfoss and ‘America’s Series’ will visit Attica Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway and Fremont Speedway, respectively, during the extended holiday weekend.

Interesting note, Mother Nature has ruined much of the All Star Circuit of Champions schedule thus far in 2019, as poor weather is responsible for ten consecutive All Star postponements and/or cancellations.

“We are well overdue for an All Star race. It has been over a month,” Brock Zearfoss expressed, who is a full-time All Star traveler in 2019. “Hopefully Mother Nature will play nice this weekend and give us three great nights of racing. I’m definitely excited for the opportunity. We didn’t have results we wanted this weekend with the World of Outlaws, but we’ll shake those off and move forward. That’s all you can do. We have a long season ahead of us. My team will bounce back in no time. They are a great group and I certainly wouldn’t be where I am without them.”

During his recent stretch of World of Outlaws competition, the result of a full weekend cancellation in Wisconsin where the All Stars were scheduled to visit, Brock Zearfoss joined the Greatest Show On Dirt during appearances at Lincoln Speedway on May 15, as well as at Williams Grove Speedway on May 17 & 18. The former World of Outlaws winner at Williams Grove Speedway highlighted the the three-race stretch with a main event start during Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup finale on Saturday, May 18; Zearfoss was scored 26th.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss and Premier Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, River City Wood Products, Lumber and Things, Linc Systems, J&J Auto Racing, Simpson Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Smith Titanium

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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.

STATS:
2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)

2017 Wins: 7 (Port Royal Speedway x5 including Open Wheel Madness)(Williams Grove Speedway – World of Outlaws; Billy Kimmel Memorial). 2017 Port Royal Speedway Track Champion.

2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

2019 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 5
Top-10s: 11

2019 Highlights: Earned pair of top-ten finishes [6th, 8th] against All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park (Fla.). Finished sixth from 13th during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker on March 10. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on March 16 & 17. Finished third during Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 23. Finished fourth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Rallied from 16th to finish seventh at Port Royal Speedway on April 6. Earned a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished third during All Star action at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 11. Rallied from 11th to finish second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20.


Brent Marks earns top-ten during Morgan Cup finale; Bridgeport Speedway on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (May 20, 2019) – The extended weekend may have kicked off just shy of expectation, highlighting visits to Lincoln Speedway on May 15 and Williams Grove Speedway on May 17 with 16th place finishes, but Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks rebounded in a hurry and concluded his visit to Pennsylvania Posse Country with a top-ten performance during Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup finale on Saturday, May 18.

In fact, Marks, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car, was in position to score a top-five during the $12,000-to-win headliner, starting fourth on the feature grid after finishing fourth during the evening’s dash, but a late race slide forced Marks to settle for eighth in the running order. The top-ten appearance was Marks’ second of the 2019 season during World of Outlaws competition.

On a side note, although Marks was forced to settle for 16th during the Morgan Cup preliminary on Friday evening, the eight-position advancement from 24th was sound enough to secure KSE Hard Charger Award honors.

“The weekend had some ups and downs for us, but we were happy with how things unfolded on Saturday night. We put together a solid performance in front of our hometown fans and supporters, so that feels really rewarding. I’m proud of my team for displaying that level of perseverance,” Brent Marks explained, who is currently 11th in the World of Outlaws championship standings. “We have another busy week and weekend ahead, so hopefully we can continue with some positive momentum and add to our top-ten total.”

Brent Marks and Brent Marks Racing will continue their third year on the road with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series with a four-race stretch through Memorial Day, first visiting Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, N.J., on Tuesday, May 21.

Action will resume on Friday and Saturday, May 24 & 25, with the two-day Patriot Nationals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., all capped off with a Memorial Day visit to the highbanks of Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Ind., on Monday, May 27.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Wicked Cushion, Russell Heller Builders, Memtec Services. Associate Sponsors: Wolfrun Landscapes, Cajun Kennels, Road Runner Race Fuels. Product Sponsors: FK Shocks, HP Engines, Kistler Engines, Saldana Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, Wings Unlimited, DMI, High Performance Lubricants, K1 Race Gear, Bell Helmets, CR Graphics, RRi, Fully Injected Motorsports, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wilwood Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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 encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing.

2019 Brent Marks Racing apparel is now available and will be available for purchase at each and every World of Outlaws event.

STATS:
2019 Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics:
WoO Top-5s: N/A
WoO Top-10s: 2
WoO Wins: N/A
Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0

2019 Highlights: Advanced from 26th to finish 11th at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 27. Bounced ahead from 17th to finish 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 15. Finished sixth at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, April 5. Finished 11th at Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway on Friday, April 26. Finished eighth during Morgan Cup finale at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, May 18.


Danny Dietrich scores back-to-back podium finishes with Greatest Show On Dirt; Bridgeport, Williams Grove, Port Royal all next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 20, 2019) – Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing represented their Central Pennsylvania fans well during the recent World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series invasion, capping off the weekend with back-to-back podium finishes with the Greatest Show On Dirt at Williams Grove Speedway, highlighting the weekend with a runner-up performance during the Morgan Cup preliminary on Friday, May 17.

Although falling one spot shy of matching his Friday night performance, ‘Double-D’ rallied from sixth to finish third during the $12,000-to-win Morgan Cup finale on Saturday, May 18. In fact, Dietrich was in a podium position by the completion of lap one, bouncing from the outside of row three to third in a single circuit.

Adding to his weekend consistency, Dietrich scored a heat race victory during each of the Williams Grove Speedway programs.

“It was a great weekend for our team and everyone involved. Not to mention, it was a great way for us to rebound after pulling off early during the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln. I’d say we made that up pretty quick,” Danny Dietrich explained, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “I really can’t say enough about my team and their work ethic. My guys work their tails off night in and night out and it shows. We’re looking ahead and we have a lot we want to accomplish. I think we are all ready to get after it.”

Up next on the schedule, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will tackle four events in six days, two of which at the ‘Speed Palace’ that is Port Royal Speedway. Dietrich’s week will commence officially on Tuesday, May 21, with World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competition at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey.

After two days off, Dietrich’s attention will turn back to Central Pennsylvania where the four-time winner in 2019 will enter action at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 24, followed by back-to-back nights at the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 & 26.

Williams Grove Speedway will host the Lynn Paxton Tribute awarding $4,771 to kick-off Memorial Day weekend in Posse Country, just before Port Royal Speedway plans to award back-to-back $10,000 top prizes during the highly anticipated Bob Weikert Memorial.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

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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/. Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track.

STATS:
2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)
2019 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 14
Top-10s: 15
Wins: 4

2019 Wins: 4 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20)

2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17. Earned victory number two during action at Williams Grove Speedway on March 29. Climbed from dead last to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 30. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Earned season win number three at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Virginia Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Thursday and Saturday, April 11 & 13, respectively. Charged from eighth to win at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20; fourth victory of the season and fourth different track. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Earned podium finishes at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 11; second during Outlaw tune-up and third during make-up event from Saturday, May 4. Scored back-to-back podium finishes during World of Outlaws competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18.


Baker scores top-ten during Sharon Speedway start; All Star appearances ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHREVE, Ohio (May 20, 2019) – For Trevor Baker, starting 11th is not such a bad thing, especially if he is consistently ending his evenings with top-ten performances.

Baker, driver of the T-Rev Performance/Baker’s Mobile Home Transport/Exodus Cycle/Coblentz Trucking/No. 45 sprint car, did just that on Saturday night at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, this time advancing a trio of spots to secure an eighth place finish after starting 11th on the grid. It was a second consecutive weekend ending with a top-ten result for the Shreve, Ohio-native, now looking ahead with hopes of utilizing his positive momentum during All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

T-Rev Performance launched their night at Sharon Speedway with an impressive rebound from eighth to finish third during heat race action; Baker was forced to start eighth after arriving late to the staging lane.

“That was fun. I think we were a little better than eighth, but we’ll take this and move forward,” Trevor Baker said, who rallied from 11th to finish fourth at Wayne County Speedway one weekend prior. “We have been taking things week by week with nothing set in stone for any particular weekend. I think that approach has been playing a positive effect on our race team; no pressure and no commitments. We are having a lot of fun right now.”

Up next on his tentative schedule, Trevor Baker and T-Rev Performance will join the All Star Circuit of Champions for a pair of starts in the Buckeye State, first visiting Attica Raceway Park on Friday night, May 24, followed by a visit to the nearby Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, May 25. Baker will enter the weekend with four top-ten finishes to his credit thus far in 2019, highlighting all starts with the aforementioned top-five at Wayne County Speedway on May 11.

SPECIAL THANKS: T-Rev Performance and Trevor Baker would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Baker’s Mobile Home Transport, Exodus Cycle, Coblentz Trucking, H&S Concrete, Mid Ohio Diesel, Amsoil Stone Creek Lube, Triple-X Chassis.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to ‘follow’ Trevor Baker and T-Rev Performance on all available social media accounts including Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRevPerformance and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TRevPerformance. Trevor Baker’s MyRacePass account can found at www.trevorbaker.myracepass.com.

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Qualified for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 dash at Bubba (Fla.) Raceway Park. Recorded fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials at Atomic Speedway on March 31. Charged seven spots to finish 14th against All Stars at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 5. Qualified fourth-quick out of 31 cars at Atomic Speedway on June 9. Won heat race during Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale at Atomic Speedway; finished 23rd during 35-lap A-main. Qualified for All Star dashes during starts at Wayne County Speedway (June 18) and Atomic Speedway (June 23); each Speedweek events. Scored top-ten finish (eighth) during Thunder Mountain (Pa.) Speedway start on Friday, July 20. Finished tenth during feature action at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, July 27. Finished fourth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 4. Finished ninth during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (Ohio) Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 11 [$20,000-to-win event]. Finished 16th during 4-Crown Nationals (ASCoC) at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 22.

2019 Highlights: Finished eighth during FAST Series action at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 6; 2019 season debut. Finished eighth during OVSCA action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Rallied from 11th to finish fourth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, May 11. Rallied from 11th to finish 8th at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 18.

 

Cottage Grove Speedway Set For Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic; Fireworks And $4100 To Win 360 Sprints On Sunday

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove, Oregon- After a disappointing rain out the weekend before, Cottage Grove Speedway is ready to get back to racing in a big way this Memorial Day weekend. The historical ¼-mile clay oval will host one of the biggest, and most prestigious, 360 Sprint events in the Western United States, the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic. Things kickoff with a pre-race party on Friday, May 24th, followed by two full nights of action on Saturday and Sunday.

Both nights feature 360 Sprints and the Wicked Energy Gum Northwest Focus Midget Series presented by Cognitive Warriors. Saturday will have the 360 Sprint winner collect $2500 to win while Sunday has the big day of $4100 to the driver that crosses the start/finish line first. To cap off the whole entire weekend fireworks will light up the sky on Sunday at the conclusion of the final main event.

Already a heavy weight list of competitors are planning to make the trip including defending NARC/King of the West and Sprint Car Challenge Tour champion Kyle Hirst, 2018 Dirt Cup winner Seth Bergman, two-time Marvin victor and defending track champion Jason Solwold, and two-time Trophy Cup winner and former California Civil War Series champ Shane Golobic. Also scheduled on the list is 2017 Speedweek Northwest champ Justyn Cox, former Marysville Raceway and Ocean Speedway 360 title winner Justin Sanders, and three-time Civil War, one-time Golden State Challenge, and six-time Silver Dollar Speedway champion Sean Becker in the famed Dan and Cindi Menne owned mount.

In five races there have been four different winners on the final night. Henry Van Dam, Jason Solwold, Roger Crockett, and Logan Forler comprise of the elite list of drivers that lay claim to have hoisted the trophy in victory lane for the Marvin Smith Memroial Grove Classic. Solwold already has two wins to his credit at CGS in 2019 when he swept the Spring Fling.

The Northwest Focus Midgets will compliment the racing card for not just one but two nights of action. Three different pilots have visited the winner’s circle in only three trips to “The Grove”. Chase Goetz, Garrett Thomas, and Chance Crum all have had the pleasure to have won with the tour at the track.

Both nights the Pit Gates open at 1:00 PM, Front Gates 3:30, and Time Trials at 5:30 with Racing beginning at 6:00. Tickets for each night are $15.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors/Military $12.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, and Children (5 & Under) are FREE. For more information and updates log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or check out the official Facebook page.

Former Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic Winners:

2014- Henry Van Dam

2015- Jason Solwold

2016- Jason Solwold

2017- Roger Crockett

2018- Logan Forler

2019 Cottage Grove Speedway Sponsors/Marketing Partners Archer Floor Covering Bonanza Drive-Up Boyce & Sons Landscape & Building Materials Columbia Distributing Comfort Suites of Creswell Farmlands Market Giant Burger Goofy's Muffler, Customs, & More James Heating & Air Conditioning Maximus Unlimited Mohawk Metal O'Reilly's Auto Parts Pink House Todd's Auto Body Welt & Welt Wenzel's Farm Sausage Dot’s Trophy Shop Todd’s Auto Body Mohawk Metal

 

 

Storms Halt Action Track USA After Qualifying; Tobias Classic To Be Continued...

King of No Wing Showdown Up Next On Monday, May 27

Kutztown, PA (May 19) - They took the risk, and it almost paid off...

Championship Energy Action Track USA co-promoters Rich Tobias and Doug Rose tried everything in their power to run the season opening Dick Tobias Classic on Sunday night, even though the chance for a “spotty thunderstorm” loomed in the forecast. Warm-ups and the heat races were quickly and efficiently spun off, and the last chance “alphabet mains” were just about wrapped up when the dark clouds over the speedway began to disperse some rain drops. Facing the unenviable task of whipping the track back into shape, combined with the (now) very probable threat of significant lightning and heavy rain headed their way, Tobias and Rose reluctantly threw in the towel and postponed the remainder of the program to a future date.

“We have not decided on the date or dates for the rest of the event, but we will certainly announce it as soon as the date(s) have been confirmed,” said Rose.

Because the majority of qualifying was completed (just one B-Main remains to be run for the Hyper Racing 600 Sprints), rain checks from the May 19 Tobias Classic will not be honored. The May 19 program is considered complete because the 600

B-Main and all of the A-Mains will be run in the not-too-distant future. On that date (or dates), fans will be able to see the resumption of the Dick Tobias Classic PLUS a full show of heats, B-Mains, and A-Mains for the USAC SpeedSTRs, Hyper Racing 600 Sprints, and the All Star Slingshots.

Up next for those three divisions is a Memorial Day Monday event, highlighted by the King of No Wing Showdown, a 40-lap feature paying $1,000 to win (with Gambler’s Fee) for the 600 Sprints. The USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs and All Star Slingshots are also on the holiday card, with a Monday, May 27 starting time of 6:15 for warm-ups, with qualifying heats going green a few minutes after the hot lap sessions. Pit gates open at 4:00 and grandstand gates swing open at 5 p.m.

On May 19, Billy Pauch Jr. set quick time for the field of 25 SpeedSTRs with a fast lap of 12.216-seconds. USAC star and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Dave Darland was second fastest at 12.294 and Pat Bealer recorded the third fastest lap at 12.438. Pauch Jr. and Darland locked themselves into the A-Main while everyone else had to participate in heat races. Tim Buckwalter, in a borrowed ride, won the first heat, with New York’s Mike Mahaney captured heat race number two. Steve Buckwalter won the third heat. Kevin Graver Jr. won the B-Main.

Thirty-six Hyper Racing 600 Sprints took part in four heats, with victories going to Kenny Miller III, Eddie Strada, Jason Swavely, and Doug Snyder. Eric Ankiewicz won the C-Main, and the aforementioned B-Main fell victim to the weather.

Justin Thompson set quick time for the All Star Slingshots with a lap of 13.972-seconds, as the Slingers used a group time trial format to determine their starting line up for a 30-lap feature. Dave Carraghan, Scott Neary, Dylan Hoch, and Tanner VanDoren made up the top five on the speed chart.

Following the Monday, May 27 Memorial Day event, Championship Energy Action Track USA goes back to Sundays on June 2nd and June 9th before switching to Wednesdays with the June 12 racing program.

For additional information and all the latest news from the oval on the Kutztown Fairgrounds, check in to www.actiontrackusa. Search for Action Track USA at Facebook.com, and @ActionTrackUSA on Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

BRANDT Professional Agriculture to Sponsor Inaugural Corn Belt Nationals

Two-Day Non-Wing Sprint Nationals Becomes Fourth "Nationals" Event at Knoxville Raceway

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (May 20, 2019) -- BRANDT, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, is expanding its support of Knoxville Raceway. The title partner of BRANDT Professional Agriculture Qualifying Night of the Knoxville Nationals, BRANDT will now also be the title partner of the inaugural BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals on July 5-6, 2019 at Knoxville Raceway.

"The Corn Belt Nationals is a big event that everyone in the non-wing sprint car racing community is looking forward to," said John McCoy, Promoter and Race Director at Knoxville Raceway. "Having a national company like BRANDT, which all of us in an Ag community know, support this event shows the reach and growth of dirt track racing."

The BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals will feature the top drivers from both the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series and the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints Series. Non-wing sprint cars have competed at Knoxville Raceway for the past two consecutive years with Justin Grant and Tyler Courtney taking the checkers, respectively.

"Knoxville Raceway provides a unique platform for us to communicate directly to farmers across the corn belt," said Rod Riech, Director of Marketing for BRANDT. "The stands are always full of farmers-our customers-at Knoxville. This race will help us remind them that they can buy our products from agriculture retailers coast-to-coast."

The BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals will kick-off with a Fourth of July celebration, including a concert and fireworks at Knoxville Raceway on Thursday, July 4. The drivers take to the track on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 with $20,000 going to Saturday's winner. 360 winged sprint cars will also compete on Friday while 410 winged sprint cars will race on Saturday.

Tickets for the inaugural BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals are available here or by calling the Knoxville Raceway ticket office at 641-842-5431. Tickets start at $20 for adults, $15 for teens and $10 for children 12 and under on Friday. Saturday's tickets increase by $5.

For more information about Knoxville Raceway and the BRANDT Professional Agriculture Corn Belt Nationals visit www.knoxvilleraceway.com, like Knoxville Raceway on Facebook, or follow Knoxville Raceway on Instagram and @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter. The Knoxville Raceway app is also a free download for all Apple and Android devices. About BRANDT Professional Agriculture: A leading agricultural company, BRANDT consists of three divisions - Specialty Formulations, Retail Agronomy and Dealer Support - serving growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. BRANDT's focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for maximum return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply. www.brandt.co About Knoxville Raceway: Located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, Knoxville Raceway is a 1/2-mile dirt track that hosts winged 410, 360 and Pro Sprint sprint car racing nearly every Saturday night from April to September. The "Sprint Car Capital of the World" also hosts the Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, sprint car racing's most prestigious event, as well as the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Weld Racing, the My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and the Corn Belt Nationals. Knoxville Raceway is the third-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa with 20,322 seats and 32 VIP suites.

 

 

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Jason Barney Takes Top Spot in Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Visit to Thunder Mountain Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

CENTER LISLE, NY – Jason Barney was disappointed with his seventh place finish on Friday in the opening night of action for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. On Saturday he made some changes and that proved to be just what he needed as he went on to lead all 25-laps to score the win in the E&V Energy, NAPA Auto Parts and Mach 1 Chassis feature at the Thunder Mountain Speedway.

Barney and the team tried some different things and those changes seemed to make the difference as it helped propel him to his first win of the season and his second of his career at Thunder Mountain.

“This is awesome,” said Barney. “We haven’t had the greatest start to the season. No fault other than it’s the way things go. I love these guys and I love this race team. I like to settle in my ways. Tonight this is a brand new race car with an engine we didn’t know anything about. It’s a completely new shock package and it’s just awesome how fast we got things going. Hopefully we can keep the momentum going.”

Barney got the lead in the first corner of the race after starting second by going three-wide between pole starter Jeff Cook and third place starter Joe Trenca. He powered his way through the middle to have the lead at the exit of the second turn.

“Luckily we’ve had two good starting positions,” stated Barney. “Starting up front tonight was good. We’ve been so good here and we found something that works good here. We’ve won from 12th but I don’t think we could do it again. The competition is so good now. You have to start in front of them. It’s not easy.”

Cook stayed within striking distance applying heavy pressure during the first few laps of the race before a caution was necessary as Jonathan Preston and Matt Tanner got together in the middle of turns three and four.

On the restart Barney jumped back out the lead with Cook fending off challenges from Franek and Mark Smith. Both drivers were looking to wrestle the second spot away from him to no avail.

On lap eight Josh Flint got into the third turn wall after losing his brakes bringing out the second caution as he came to a stop. A couple of attempts were made at the restart before action got back underway.

Barney took advantage of the restart going single-file to get away from Cook and company. He was able to run his line on the speedway allowing him to open up a lengthy gap on the race for second.

Barney hit heavy traffic with 10 circuits remaining in the feature. Rather than run the line he preferred on the bottom, he took his No. 87 to high groove on the speedway. He worked his way through traffic without issue while the battle for second picked up.

“I knew somebody was going to freight train me on the top,” said Barney. “I figured Davie would be right there. I had to get up there and block that lane. I didn’t feel like I was any faster, but I felt like if I left it open I was going to get beat.”

Cook couldn’t shake Franek with Chuck Hebing adding himself to the mix with only a handful of laps remaining. Hebing, who started 12th, found the top-side to his liking which allowed him to steadily move forward as the laps clicked off.

Hebing pressured both Cook and Franek put couldn’t find a groove to make a pass with both the high and low lanes full of cars as the three battled in traffic. Franek eventually made a move to get by Cook on the high-side to take over second with three to go.

Barney made no mistakes over the final laps allowing him to take home his first win of 2019. Franek, of Wantage, N.J., backed up his third on Friday night with a second at Thunder Mountain.

“Second sucks even more,” joked Franek after being asked about finishing second after not being happy with third the night before. “Tonight was a lot of fun. Lapped cars were doing their deal racing and stuff like that. I felt we had a really good car all night. We really just didn’t capitalize.”

Cook rebounded from a long night on Friday to finish in the third position after starting on the pole. He was upbeat after being able to score the podium finish.

“I wasn’t looking forward to starting on the pole,” mentioned Cook. “I guess it had a little bit to do with the finish. The car was good, but I made some mistakes like I normally do. Hopefully we can get the rust knocked off and get her going here.”

Hebing crossed the line in the fourth position with Smith being credited with fifth after Brett Wright was docked two positions at the end of the race for jumping a single-file restart.

A field of 31 sprints in the pits for the Lucas Oil ESS return to Thunder Mountain after several years. A large crowd filled the hillside grandstands.

Lucas Oil ESS/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Jason Barney ($2,260), Davie Franek ($1,035), Jeff Cook ($885), Chuck Hebing ($655), Mark Smith ($555), Steve Poirier ($470), Brett Wright ($530), Paulie Colagiovanni ($445), Joe Trenca ($410), Chad Miller ($400), Billy VanInwegen ($385), Josh Pieniazek ($320), Paul Kinney ($300), Scott Holcomb ($350), Denny Peebles ($300), Kyle Moffit ($325), Dustin Purdy ($300), Josh Azzi ($100), Edward Kelley ($100), Shawn Donath ($300), Thomas Radivoy ($300), Pete Richardson ($350), Jonathan Preston ($350), Matt Tanner ($300), Parker Evans ($300)

Did Not Qualify – Kelly Hebing, Alex Vigneault, Cory Sparks, Tyler Cartier, Scott Goodrich.

ESS Bonuses:

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Smith, Tanner, C. Hebing $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Colagiovanni, Franek, Cook $25

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Halfway – Barney $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Cook $50

Fondations 55 Hard Charger – Holcomb (10 pos), $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Preston $50

Ground Control Last Car Lead Lap – Peebles $25

Ground Control 11th Place Finish – VanInwegen - $25

Laser Art Studio/Cobra Coaches Dash – Wright $100, Flint $75, Richardson $50, Moffit $25.

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Barney, Franek, Cook $10

Hoosier Tire – Barney $200

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BIG E GIVES CJB A BOOST: Strong Night Has Team Aiming High for Homecoming 2nd night of #LetsRaceTwo delayed; Pennsylvania trip up next for CJB

CARLISLE, PA. - May 19, 2019 - Though the final stat line may not fully show it, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series first stop at the legendary Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, OH provided a much needed boost for CJB Motorsports and driver Shane Stewart.

Friday, May 10th was the opening night at the half-mile for the series in 2019. Stewart took his first Quick Time award of the season and then backed it up with his first heat race win since Volusia in February. The team made the dash, started 7th in the feature and came home 13th.

"It felt really good to qualify well," said Shane Stewart, pilot of the #5 Killer Instinct Crossbows , Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "We are slowly getting these engines figured out and Barry has been working hard on that part of it. I was really tight in the feature and couldn't turn. That track has changed a lot in the last two years."

The following night of scheduled action at Eldora was hampered by Mother Nature. That program will now be made up on Wednesday, July 17th. That will give the series a unique, four day weekend for the annual Kings Royal event.

The team now heads for Pennsylvania for races on their own turf. Wednesday, May 15th will see the series visit Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown before a two day show at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg on Friday, May 17th and Saturday May 18th. The weekend culminates with a stop at Weedsport (NY) Speedway on Sunday, May 19th.

"Really looking forward to getting to Pennsylvania, especially with Barry in my back pocket" Stewart said. "I have been getting more comfortable at Lincoln and Williams Grove so I'm excited."

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2019 STATS: Events: 19 Quick Times: 1 Wins: 1 Top-5's: 5 Top-10's: 11 Heat Race Wins: 2 Dash Wins: 1

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS: For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com. Check out DirtVision's new subscription program that features LIVE video coverage of EVERY World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Shane Stewart. 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: Killer Instinct, Crossbows, Weikert's Livestock, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Arai, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Chalk Racing Stix, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Off Axis Paint, Outerwears, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

DCRP vs URSS Sprint Car Clash Falls Victim to Rain – Reset for June 1

DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 18, 2019) – Saturday night’s DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car Clash atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval fell victim to severe thunderstorms that hit the facility an hour before the schedule 7:30 p.m. start time.

The DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car portion of the event has been reset for Saturday, June 1, along with a full slate of IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval is an action with Round Two on Sunday, May 19, with a full slate of Micro Sprint Cars and Karts.

The complete slate of 2019 events at DCRP is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

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.

 

 

WET WEATHER FORCES CHANGE TO SOS SCHEDULE

By Mike Ferrell

London, Ont. (May 17, 2019) – Persistent rain across Ontario this spring has wreaked havoc on racing schedules and has forced us to delay the start of the SOS season yet again.

Our race at Brighton Speedway for Saturday May 18th has been POSTPONED until Saturday May 25th.

High water levels in Lake Ontario once again have the regular pit area used by SOS teams underwater. And while in years past when we’ve been able to relocate to higher ground, at this time that option is currently not usable due to the soft ground from the wet spring weather.

On top of the parking issues the track crew is concerned about actual track conditions. “The track was rough last week and with out getting even 24 hours of dry weather any day this week we have not been able to work the track as needed” track surface expert Gary Vandertoorn said. “We want to give the sprint cars the smoothest, best track we can and we were not comfortable that will be the case on Saturday.

With already losing opening night at Merrittville Speedway in April, the SOS have worked with Brighton Speedway to postpone round #2 of the 2019 season to the following week on Saturday May 25th instead of cancelling the event altogether. Early registration membership pricing will be extended to the 25th as well.

WHAT: 2019 Southern Ontario Sprints Season – Round Two

WHERE: Brighton Speedway 775 County Rd 64 Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0 Phone: 613-475-1102 Website: www.brightonspeedway.ca Twitter: @BrightonSpdwy Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrightonSpdwy/

WHEN: Saturday, May 25, 2019 – Racing begins @ 7:00 p.m. About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2019 marks the 24th year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints tour. The 2019 schedule consists of 12 events at three different race tracks in Ontario; each SOS tour event pays a minimum of $1,200-to-win and $240-to-start. Visit www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca for more information.

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2019 partners, including Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and Kreitz Oval Track Parts.

 

 

PIRTEK UMSS WING HISTORY TO BE MADE AT CLS ON MAY 18 5/7/19

Harris, Mn., May 17 ----- Changes in life as in racing are inevitable. Last August, the PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) announced a change to their wing program to make racing a PIRTEK UMSS wing sprint car more sustainable. Fast forward to May 18th at Cedar Lake Speedway and history will be made as the "new look" PIRTEK UMSS wing cars will take to the track for their first ever event.

Based off the highly successful traditional engine program, the wings will add more horse power and speed with the addition of a four barrel carburetor and, of course, the top and front wings. In addition, there will be a wing angle rule which will "free up" the car to allow for more side-by-side racing. "The new PIRTEK UMSS wing rules will even the playing field so that the smaller budget teams will be able to compete with the teams with bigger budgets" stated PIRTEK UMSS Race Director Shaun Cimfl. "The wing angle rule will put the driver back into the equation."

The new wing rules will also allow a team to participate in both the wing and the traditional programs during the same night when both are scheduled. "I believe this is the first time in sprint car racing history that a team can take the same car and same engine and race and be competitive in two different classes on the same night" exclaimed PIRTEK UMSS President Ron Bernhagen. "Now teams can race in two features and be paid twice in the same night if they choose to do so."

Catch all the drama and action tomorrow night at Cedar Lake Speedway!

 

 

The DCRP Title Chases at the Quarter Pole

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 17, 2019) – Approximately one-quarter through the 2019 championship chase season at Dodge City Raceway Park, a handful of drivers hold the early lead in pursuit of the hardware.

And, of those five leaders, none are reigning champions although three have captured a DCRP track championship in the past.

Saturday night offers up the fourth round of action for all five divisions including the Precise Racing Products DRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks. The event that his headlined by the DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car Clash goes green at 7:30 p.m.

Leading the way into Saturday’s action in their respective classes are Luke Cranston (DCRP Sprint Cars), Clay Sellard (IMCA Modifieds), Dakota Sproul (IMCA Sport Modifieds), Angel Munoz (IMCA Stock Cars) and Cody Ghumm (IMCA Hobby Stocks). Cranston, Sellard and Munoz have each captured DCRP track championships in the past.

Adult admission for Saturday’s card is only $15 with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. It kicks off a weekend double that also includes the Round Two atop the newly-constructed Little DCRP clay oval on Sunday afternoon for Micro Sprints and Karts.

A look at the 2019 DCRP championship chases is as follows:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Opening night winner and 2015 track champ Luke Cranston holds the early advantage, but defending titlist Steven Richardson has cut the gap down to just 19 points after a win the last time out.

Feature Winners: Luke Cranston 1, Brian Herbert 1, Steven Richardson 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Luke Cranston 433, 2. Steven Richardson 419, 3. Jeremy Huish 387, 4. Tyler Knight 372, 5. Jordan Knight 355, 6. Kyler Johnson 353, 7. Kris Moore 339, 8. Ross Essenburg 313, 9. Brian Herbert 288, 10. Koby Walters 280.

IMCA Modifieds:

Clay Money has gone two for three so far, but it’s 2017 champ Clay Sellard leads the way by 51 points over Jesse Smith and defending champion Nick Link, who are tied for second.

Feature Winners: Clay Money 2, Brendon Gemmill 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Clay Sellard 427, 2. (tie) Nick Link and Jesse Smith 376, 4. William Nusser 364, 5. Jake Schroeder 361, 6. Trent Gray 358, 7. Kale Beavers 357, 8. Joel Lane 351, 9. Kevin Gray 334, 10. Ryan Keller 308.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Travis Burger made the trip from Manhattan last time out on May 4 and put a stop to Dakota Sproul’s three-race win streak that dated back to last year’s season finale. But the Hays racer still holds a 17-point edge over Brian May and multi-time track champion Jeff Kaup.

Feature Winners: Dakota Sproul 2, Travis Burger 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Dakota Sproul 438, 2. (tie) Jeff Kaup and Brian May 421, 4. Bart Baker 393, 5. Mike Lunow 380, 6. Mike Appel 362, 7. (tie) Alex Wiens and Kyle Wiens 352, 9. Luke Stallbaumer 280, 10. Travis Burger 279.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Forced into a second Baird entry after wiping out his primary ride the previous night, Angel Munoz’ run of two wins in a row was stopped by Kyle Pfeifer last time out at the Stock Car Shootout. Still, with a third-place finish, Munoz holds a 54 point advantage over Ondre Rexford with Chris Oliver and Marlin Hogie another three points back.

Feature Winners: Angel Munoz 2, Kyle Pfeifer 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Angel Munoz 441, 2. Ondre Rexford 387, 3. (tie) Chris Oliver and Marlin Hogie 384, 5. Donald Kaup 362, 6. Gerald Walker 361, 7. Tyler Walker 357, 8. Josh Siebert 352, 9. Jason Rogers 290, 10. Mike Petersilie 276.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Duane Wahrman surrendered the points lead the last time out. But not by much as Cody Ghumm sits atop the point charts with a mere three-point advantage.

Feature Winners: Tathan Burkhart 2, Duane Wahrman 1.

Current Top Ten in Points: 1. Cody Ghumm 411, 2. Duane Wahrman 408, 3. Reagan Sellard 397, 4. Chad Kelley 374, 5. Sheri Berger 373, 6. Brian Thomas 371, 7. Skeets Salazar 363, 8. Tom Reed 357, 9. Derrick Sprott 315, 10. Tathan Burkhart 300.

In total, the 2019 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for 18 nights of action along with another eight Sunday cards atop the newly-constructed 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

The complete slate of 2019 events at DCRP is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

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.

 

 

Another Double-Double Slated for Bacon this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (May 17, 2019) – Another weekend brings about another double-double for Brady Bacon.

This time, “The Macho Man” will take in both portions of the USAC Sprint Car and USAC Midget doubleheader at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, on Friday and Saturday.

Bacon will be looking to add another win or two to the USAC Sprint Car win column aboard the Hoffman Racing / Mean Green No. 69 while he rejoins forces with the FMR No. 76 Midget team for the weekend.

It’s also a track that Bacon has found success at in past years.

“I’ve won several winged races there and won in non-wing too,” Bacon recalls. “And the last Gold Cup there for Midgets, I felt like we had the best car but just little things happened each night.”

Bacon’s last visit to Tri-City Speedway last August resulted in a third-place podium finish in USAC Sprint Car action.

Recent weeks have been dominated by Mother Nature, though Bacon has snuck in a pair of starts along the way including a fourth-place finish in weekly action at Gas City I-69 Speedway on May 3 aboard the Longworth No. 410 non-wing Sprint Car and then a third-place run in USAC competition at Eldora Speedway last Friday night.

He’ll be looking for some wins with four opportunities this weekend before kicking off a busy Memorial Day week of racing action next Wednesday.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Mean Green, Fatheadz Eyewear, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Tel-Star Technologies, B&S Cattle, Lykins Oil, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Factor4, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, Lucas Oil, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers.

2019 Quick Stats: 26 races, 2 wins, 13 top-fives, 17 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC National Sprint Cars and USAC National Midgets at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, on Friday and Saturday. Those unable to watch in person can catch all the action live via PPV at https://www.floracing.com/.

Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.

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

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

 

 

McIntosh Takes on USAC Midgets this Weekend after Pair of Strong POWRi Runs

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (May 17, 2019) – Cannon McIntosh has already raced into USAC National Midget victory lane once this season.

The 16-year-old from Bixby, OK, will get two more opportunities aboard the Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 this weekend as he joins in on USAC action at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, on Friday and Saturday.

“We’re ready to go and see just how much speed we have against all of those guys,” McIntosh comments.

Speed hasn’t been an issue thus far in 2019 with another pair of strong POWRi runs over the past two runs the latest evidence.

McIntosh raced to a career-best POWRi National finish of second at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, May 4, and then was less than a half-lap away from duplicating that finish at Belle-Clair Speedway last Friday before a turn four incident.

After winning his heat race at Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway on May 4, McIntosh gridded the feature field seventh and raced his way into runner-up honors.

“We probably should have won that one,” McIntosh says. “The track was cowboy up and fast, we just came up a little bit short.”

McIntosh kicked off last Friday’s outing at Belle-Clair Speedway in impressive fashion again, racing from fifth to win another heat race.

Starting the feature outside the front row, McIntosh battled for second throughout and held the position only to be collected in the final corner and relegated to a 16th-place finish rather than another podium showing.

“We went back and forth, then on the final lap he just wiped us out,” McIntosh said of the incident. “We were both going to finish second and third, so it didn’t make much sense for that to happen.”

Showing consistent speed each time out, McIntosh will try to match the mighty USAC ranks this weekend.

Along with Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the 2019 Cannon McIntosh slate of events possible includes Sanders and Associates, Car and Fleet, Mobil 1, Speedway Engine Development, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Darling Ingredients, PJ’s and Hinds Family.

Up Next: USAC National Midgets at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, on Friday and Saturday. Those unable to watch in person can catch all the action live via PPV at https://www.floracing.com/.

Keep Track: Keep track of Cannon McIntosh’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/cmacracing/.

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

 

 

Kaylee Bryson Charges to Career Best Midget Finish – Takes on POWRi Micros this Weekend!

Lonnie Wheatley, MUSKOGEE, Okla. (May 17, 2019) – Kaylee Bryson raced to her first career top-five finish in Midget competition by rallying from 16th to fourth aboard the Dave Mac Motorsports No. 11b Toyota-TRD entry in Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competition at Belleville, Illinois’ Belle-Clair Speedway last Friday night.

It was a rebound from a wild ride after a parts failure the previous weekend at Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway.

“It was one of the best runs we’ve had so far,” the 18-year-old from Muskogee said of the Belle-Clair charge through the field.

With the POWRi National Midgets idle this weekend, Bryson will spend the weekend in POWRi Outlaw Micro Sprint competition at Belle-Clair Speedway on Friday and then Marion’s Southern Illinois Raceway on Saturday.

Bryson is currently ranked third in POWRi Outlaw Micro Sprint Car points with one series win to her credit already.

Bryson kicked off last Friday’s Midget tilt at Belle-Clair Speedway with a third-place heat race finish that 16th in the feature starting grid. And from there, she worked her way forward to a career-best fourth-place finish in just her eighth Midget start.

“The track was pretty rough so I was just running the bottom,” Bryson explains. “I was able to hit my marks every lap and slide by everyone.”

Bryson looks to carry that success over to this weekend’s Micro Sprint competition before shifting back to Midgets for a set of events in Missouri next weekend.

Along with Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the 2019 slate of events for Bryson possible includes Sanders and Associates, Car and Fleet, Mobil 1, Speedway Engine Development, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Darling Ingredients, PJ’s and Hinds Family.

Next Up: POWRi Outlaw Micro Sprints at Belle-Clair Speedway (Belleville, IL) on Friday and then Marion’s Southern Illinois Raceway on Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kaylee Bryson’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/Kaylee11b/.

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

 

 

Carney Makes First Michigan Voyage after Capturing Sprint Car Bandits Win

Lonnie Wheatley, EL PASO, Texas (May 17, 2019) – Sitting a strong fourth in early Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points, El Paso native John Carney makes his first racing trip to Michigan for this weekend’s pair of events at Lake Odessa’s I-96 Speedway.

While it will be Carney’s first trip to the 3/8-mile clay oval, the driver of the Sander Construction/South Plains Auto Transport/Mesilla Valley Transportation No. J2 Sprint Car has seen video of the oval.

“It looks like it gets slick through the center and there’s a top and a bottom,” Carney says. “It looks like there should be two lanes of racing, so it should be good.”

Carney climbed to fourth in series points following the trip to Pennsylvania two weekend ago where only a Selinsgrove heat race was completed before rains washed out the feature. The entire Friday card at Williams Grove Speedway fell victim to rain as well.

With last weekend’s originally schedule ASCS event at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway falling to weather early, a last-minute decision to compete at Iowa Park, Texas’ Monarch Motor Speedway on Saturday night in Sprint Car Bandits action resulted in Carney’s first feature win of the year.

“We didn’t decide to go until Saturday morning,” Carney relates.

Carney piloted the No. 45 South Plains Transport Sprint Car for the evening.

“With their left rear tire rule and the wings flattened out, we were originally just going to run the 305,” Carney explains. “But when we got there and saw heavy the track was, we dropped a 360 in it instead.”

Pacing the early laps of the feature, Carney slipped back to fifth after a wheelie but was able to work his way back towards the front to capture the win.

“It’s not a bad way to start the year,” Carney said after just his fourth full night of competition amidst a multitude of rainouts. “We worked on some things on the car, some shocks and stuff to keep it a little simpler.”

Carney will try to transfer that success to ASCS National Tour action this weekend in Michigan.

Quick Stats: 4 Races, 1 Win, 3 top-tens.

Next Up: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, MI) on Friday and Saturday.

Keep Track: Keep track of John Carney II’s on-track action including schedule and results on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JohnCarneyRacing/.

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

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.

 

 

The NEXT 4 SPRINT CAR BANDITS EVENTS are in the PIPELINE – And Coming to a Track Near You!

Garland, TX (5/17/19) by DarinShort.com. A string of Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) 360C.I. series events are in the pipeline, and all four event flyers are now available for viewing. The first in of which will be held at the new Buffalo Creek Speedway (Canton, TX) on Saturday June 1st, the following Saturday, June 8th at Kennedale Speedway Park, then on to 82 Speedway (Petty, TX) Saturday June 15th, and 105 Speedway (Cleveland TX) on Saturday June 22nd.

Note to racers and SCB teams: NCRA has removed their Saturday May 25th series event off the 81 Speedway (Wichita KS) schedule and compressed their sprint schedule Memorial Day weekend to one day. With the fact that this track is over 360 miles (one way) from the core of the SCB race teams, and with only one date now being available for racing, we have decided not to make the 81 Speedway race a SCB points race. That specific race date is Sunday, May 26th and it will now become a full NCRA rules and points event (and not SCB). We had a great time at 81 Speedway last Memorial Day weekend, and we’ll make plans to return there when we can make it more feasible for our teams. Meanwhile, we wish C. Ray Hall and the 81 Speedway staff continued best of luck (and better weather than they’ve been experiencing in 2019).

Back to this string of SBC events in June, here’s the top-line info for each of them:

Saturday June 1st – Buffalo Creek Speedway is located at 10180 State Highway 19 in Canton and is very easy to get to. Just take the Hwy 19 exit from either direction off I-20 in Canton, then head north approximately four miles and the track entrance will be on the west (left) side of the road. It is also just a short 10-minute drive from the popular First Monday Trade Days in Canton. From Hwy 80, just exit South on Hwy 19 and go three miles south and you will see the track entrance on the West (right) side of the highway. Click www.BCS19.com for all track news and details. The standard SCB purse, rules and procedures will be in effect. Racing will fire off at 8pm.

Saturday June 8th – Kennedale Speedway Park (KSP) is located at 6727 Hudson Village Creek Kennedale, TX 76060. Click www.raceKSP.com for complete track details. You can email raceKSP@yahoo.com or Track Promoter Tony Dycus at Tony.Dycus@yahoo.com if you need additional information. By searching ‘Kennedale Speedway Park’ on Facebook, you can check out the very latest in track updates, pictures and much more. The standard SCB purse, rules and procedures will be in effect. Note earlier start times at KSP, due to a city-imposed curfew.

Saturday June 15th – 82 Speedway is located about 1 mile east of Petty Texas right on Hwy 82, which is about 20 minutes east of Bonham and 15 minutes west of Paris. 16369 US Hwy 82 Petty, TX 75470. For track and details, go to www.82speedway.com or on Facebook @82Speedway. THIS IS NOT THE OLD PARIS SPEEDWAY! We continue to hear that people think it’s the track southeast of Paris, it is not. This is a 1/3 mile high banked black dirt track contained within a beautiful facility. We’ve had two Sprint Car Bandits events at 82 Speedway in 2019, and each featured spectacular sprint car racing, so we’re all looking forward to returning. The championship feature pays $2,000 to win and $300 to start. Races fire off at 8pm.

Saturday June 22nd – 105 Speedway is located at 1288 Fostoria Road in Cleveland, TX 77328. Just take the Hwy 105 exit off I-69 in Cleveland, then head west for about 4.2 miles, then turn north once you reach Fostoria Road. The track is located up the road 1.2 miles north on the right side of the road. On race day, the track phone number is 281-592-0905. Click www.105SpeedwayRacing.com for the track website. Note early start times at 105 Speedway as shown on the event flyer.

Complete event details will be posted for each track individually as their dates near. However, all events will be standard SCB series rules and procedures. All sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track.

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive about an hour early at these tracks to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019.

If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com is now open. Reminder, that proceeds from Fierce 15 driver apparel benefits each individual driver that is a part of the program, so please show your support by grabbing one when you can...and your support will help drivers better funded throughout the season.

These events are also part of the www.SmileysRacing.com 4 Pack Bonus program that awards the SCB Fierce 15 teams with added bonus money, paid out for their support of the Series in increments of each ‘4 Pack’ of SCB events completed throughout the season. The second ‘4 Pack’ just began at Monarch Motor Speedway on May 11th and will conclude after three more completed SCB events. This ‘4 Pack’ will award Fierce 15 drivers with $100 cash each just for competing in each of the four events.

The www.KoolTrikes.com heat races will reward all drivers with $50 for winning their heat races. Make sure to check out their ‘kool’ designs and suspension kits to convert Harley’s to a trike. Anyone out there that would like to become an additional SCB heat race sponsor should contact the series. Email SprintCarBandits.com for more information.

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT: Why are we calling this season the ‘DARE TO BE DIFFERENT’ tour? The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment) yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition with teams of varying budget sizes. The SCB “20° wing angle rule” also helps by freeing up the cars to be able to pass easier in many cases that also helps reduce excess tire and engine wear. Our ‘one rear tire all night long’ rule has not only saved racers thousands of dollars over the past three years, but to date, we’ve yet to have one tire fail (blow) due to excess tire wear in any feature race we’ve held.

All these small, yet effective changes, have been accomplished without the racers having to purchase something out of the ordinary. And we essentially haven’t changed the rules since the inception of the series at the end of 2015.

And let’s face it, since the events of 9/11/2001, a lot of the economics of the sport of dirt track racing have changed drastically (especially the cost of travel, track insurance, general crowd sizes, cost of racing components), yet there really hasn’t been much being done on a nationwide level to help counteract those economic impacts. We aren’t trying to say we’ve ‘fixed’ all those impacts, but at least we are doing something to help curb racer expenses – and it’s working.

Our rules package certainly has made for exciting and unpredictable racing outcomes – as there were 13 different feature winners in 16 SCB events in 2018. We’ve already had four first-time winners in our first five events of 2019, so that makes 17 different winners the past 21 events! When you add these components together, that’s a result of why we DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please email SprintCarBandits@Outlook.com for more information. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

NCRA Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Event Schedule, as of 05/17/19:

March 22 (Friday) – ‘Gene Adamcik Memorial’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX (Marcus Thomas winner)

March 30 (Saturday) – ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (Postponed by Rain until Saturday, June 8 )

April 13 (Saturday) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Postponed by rain to June 22)

April 20 (Saturday) – ‘Bunny Hop 25’ at LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore TX $2,000/win and $300/start, plus $100/win Kool Trikes Heats & $500/win Cabinets by Tommy Pole Scramble (Easter weekend), (Marcus Thomas $2,500 winner)

April 27 (Saturday) - '82 Speedway Sprint Car Championships' at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start, plus $100/win Kool Trikes Heats (Casey Burkham winner)

May 4 (Saturday) – ‘Grand Opening Celebration 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX (postponed by rain until June 1)

May 11 (Saturday) – Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA 360C.I. Series Shootout #1, Monarch Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, TX, $2,000/win and $300/start (John Carney II winner)

June 1 (Saturday) – ‘Summer Showdown 25’ Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

June 8 (Saturday) - ‘Sprint Car Bandits Spring Championships’ at Kennedale Speedway Park, Kennedale TX (rescheduled from rainout April 6)

June 15 (Sat) – ‘Texoma 25’ at 82 Speedway, Petty TX $2,000/win and $300/start

June 22 (Sat) – ‘Liberty 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX $2,000/win and $300/start (rescheduled from 4/13 rainout)

July 6 (Saturday) – ‘Firecracker 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

July 12 (Friday) – ‘MDA Night at the Speedway’ at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Elm Mott TX

~ Sprint Car Bandits Summer Break ~

September 21 (Saturday) – ‘Texas Thunder 25’ at 105 Speedway, Cleveland TX, $2,000/win and $300/start

September 28 (Saturday) - Final NCRA 360 Sprint Series vs Sprint Car Bandits Shootout #4 at 82 Speedway, Petty TX, $2,000/win and $300/start

October 5 (Sat) – ‘Fall Classic 25’ at Buffalo Creek Speedway, Edgewood TX

October 11 (Fri) – To be announced

October 12 (Sat) – To be announced

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you at these next four events in June when the Sprint Car Bandits series comes to Buffalo Creek Speedway, Kennedale Speedway, 82 Speedway and 105 Speedway!

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 16

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 268; 2. Andy Shouse, Okla­homa City, Okla., and Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, both 264; 4. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 258; 5. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 253; 6. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 252; 7. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 249; 8. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pa., 238; 9. Kyle Ganoe, Thompson­town, Pa., 234; 10. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 227; 11. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 221; 12. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 214; 13. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 213; 14. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 212; 15. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 206; 16. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, and Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, both 204; 18. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., and Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., both 202; 20. Jonathon J. Jones (12J), Irvona, Pa., 196.

E3 Spark Plugs State Point Standings

California – 1. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 258; 2. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 253; 3. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 252; 4. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 249; 5. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 221; 6. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 202; 7. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 185; 8. Lance Jackson, Kingsburg, Calif., 184; 9. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 181; 10. Rob Solo­mon, Fresno, Calif., 177.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 40; 2. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 39; 3. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 38; 4. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 37; 5. Ryan Tus­ing, Santa Claus, Ind., 36; 6. Scott Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 35; 7. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 34; 8. Jackson Slone, Noblesville, Ind., 33; 9. Damon Fortune, Terre Haute, Ind., 32; 10. Aa­ron "A.J." Carlson, Linden, Ind., 31.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 115; 2. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, 114; 3. D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, 105; 4. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, 101; 5. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 99; 6. Brian Efkamp, Ankeny, Iowa, 96; 7. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 74; 8. Ryan Navratil, Des Moines, Iowa, 63; 9. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 38; 10. Zach Gla­ser, Cleveland, Minn., 37.

Kansas – 1. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 76; 2. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73; 3. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 66; 4. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 65; 5. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., and Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, Okla., both 64; 7. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and Je­rad Werner, Codell, Kan., both 62; 9. Kade Hagans, Hays, Kan., 57; 10. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 55.

Louisiana – 1. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 76; 2. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, 72; 3. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., and Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., both 66; 5. Jerry "Butch" Da­vid, Geismar, La., 63; 6. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 57; 7. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 40; 8. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 38; 9. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 37; 10. Steve Holland, Lufkin, Texas, 35.

Maryland – 1. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 40; 2. Christian Rumsey, Middletown, N.Y., 39; 3. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 38; 4. Tyler Denochick, Morrisdale, Pa., 37; 5. Ryan Lynn, Hol­lidaysburg, Pa., 36; 6. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 35; 7. Michael Alleman, Port Royal, Pa., 34; 8. Bradley Mellott, Pigeon Cove Rd, Pa., 33; 9. Ron Aurand, Lewistown, Pa., 32; 10. Randy Sterling, Mor­risdale, Pa., 31

Minnesota – 1. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 40; 2. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 39; 3. Bran­don Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 38; 4. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 37; 5. Neil Stevens, Bingham Lake, Minn., 36; 6. Zach Glaser, Cleveland, Minn., 35; 7. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 34; 8. Nathan Showalter, Hutchinson, Minn., 33; 9. Javen Ostermann, Courtland, Minn., 32; 10. Nicholas Carl­son, Owatonna, Minn., 31.

Missouri – 1. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 136; 2. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 135; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 105; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, and Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., both 72; 6. James Kinder, Iberia, Mo., 68; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 67; 8. Kait­lyn Boland, Columbia, Mo., 64; 9. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 34; 10. Brian Efkamp, Ankeny, Iowa, 33.

Nebraska – 1. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 112; 2. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 107; 3. Josh Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 104; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 103; 5. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 99; 6. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 90; 7. Chad Koch, Lincoln, Neb., 85; 8. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 82; 9. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 79; 10. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 75.

New Jersey – 1. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 110; 2. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 101; 3. Jef­frey R. Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., and Richard Dieva, Berlin, N.J., both 99; 5. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warmin­ster, Pa., 98; 6. Jonathan Haegele, Hatboro, Pa., 94; 7. Tom Carberry, Hopewell, N.J., 93; 8. Eddie Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., and Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., both 90; 10. Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., 87

North Carolina – 1. Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 75; 2. John Karklin, Monroe, N.C., 74; 3. Bran­don McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 66; 4. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 65; 5. Jerald Har­ris, Dayton, Va., and Nick Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C., both 40; 7. Andy Best, Dover, Del., and Con­nor Leoffler, Galivants Ferry, S.C., both 39; 9. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 37; 10. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 35.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73; 2. Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla., 71; 3. Shawn Bloomquist, Indiahoma, Okla., 70; 4. Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., 68; 5. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 67; 6. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 63; 7. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 61; 8. Weston Miller, Calumet, Okla., 55; 9. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 53; 10. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 52.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 268; 2. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pa., 238; 3. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 234; 4. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 227; 5. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 213; 6. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 212; 7. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 202; 8. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 170; 9. Jake Frye, Lewisberry, Pa., 168; 10. Jaremi Hanson, Dillsburg, Pa., 164.

South Dakota – 1. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 40; 2. Tim Fricke, Lincoln, Neb., 38; 3. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 37; 4. Brandon Bosma, Round Lake, Minn., 36; 5. Travis Reber, Rapid City, S.D., and Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, both 35; 7. Kevin Ingle, Huron, S.D., and Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., both 34; 9. Jess Beckett, Rapid City, S.D., and Aaron Guillaume, Sioux City, Iowa, both 33.

Texas – 1. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 188; 2. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 187; 3. Jacob Har­ris, Vidor, Texas, and Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, both 177; 5. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 176; 6. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 166; 7. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 164; 8. Ronald "Trey" Burke, League City, Texas, 160; 9. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 158; 10. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 157.

Virginia – 1. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 75; 2. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 74; 3. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 72; 4. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 69; 5. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 67; 6. Matt Mullins, Hampton, Va., 66; 7. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 65; 8. Charlie Ware, Hal­lieford, Va., 64.

 

 

Atomic Speedway

Race Teams & Fans, We are knocking on wood...but we can FINALLY say we have an absolutely beautiful forecast for Raceday!!! This Saturday May 18th is our annual Kids Night... There will be Carnival style games for the kids to play from 4:00-6:00PM along the midway including, bean bag toss, lolipop tree, duck pond, pop bottle toss, guessing jars, whits walk, and face painting! The kids festivities will wrap up at 6:00PM under the scoring tower with our first ever "Quarter-Drop" where we will drop a bucket full of quarters to the ground and let the kids scramble to pick up as many as they can! PLEASE note...there will NOT be any additional activities after 6:00PM as we want the kids to be able to watch the racing and enjoy a night with their family!

Also, if you hadn't heard...Blain Hwy from US 23 towards the track has been repaved and lined and the construction is complete on that section of the highway.

Special Thanks to Back of the Truck Resale, Mid-American Racing Updates, High Street Designs, Ashford Motorsports, AirMax Heating & Cooling, Brianna & Tim Robinson, Tonka Harris, Spencer Flowers, Fine & Dandy Cotton Candy, Gleasons Bar & Grill, GPK Indoor Entertainment, and everyone who has donated items to help make this event possible!

Pit Gates Open 3:00PM Main Gates Open 4:00PM Fire Sprints 5:15PM Drivers Meeting 5:45PM Hot Laps 6:00PM

General Admission $15 Seniors/Veterans $12 Kids 10&Under FREE Pit Pass $30 Kids Pit Pass (6-10) $20 Kids Pit Pass (5&under) FREE

OVSCA Sprints $2,000 to win / $300 to start Late Models $2,000 to win / $300 to start *$200 steel block bonus Modifieds $1,000 to win / $150 to start Sport Mods $400 to win / $100 to start

We hope to see everyone this Saturday Night for a fun filled evening!!!

 

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS: RACING AT BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY!

By Tommy Goudge & Mike Ferrell

London, Ont. (May 16, 2019) – The 24th season of Southern Ontario Sprints racing continues this Saturday when the tour heads to Brighton Speedway for the second round of the 2019 SOS schedule.

This weekend’s event at Brighton is the first of six SOS visits to the Rinaldi Family-owned facility in 2019. The SOS tour has raced at Brighton 113 times since first visiting there in 1997, with Rick Wilson’s 22 victories topping the all-time SOS win list at the Northumberland County track. Dylan Westbrook, Cory Turner, Ryan Turner, Steve Lyons, and Ryan Susice claimed feature wins last season at the 1/3 mile oval.

The off-season has seen some top SOS drivers change rides; Cory Turner will kick off his SOS title defense this weekend behind the wheel of the Burger Barn No. 13, while Dylan Westbrook's familiar No. 47x is now under the Hill's Racing Team banner.

All SOS races at Brighton Speedway in 2019 will feature a Dash race brought to you by Naylor Dock Systems, Docks Are Us, and Four Points Sheraton Hotels.

Saturday’s event at Brighton will start at 7:00 pm, with spectator gates scheduled to open at 5:00 pm. Please visit www.brightonspeedway.ca for additional event information.

WHAT: 2019 Southern Ontario Sprints Season – Round Two

WHERE: Brighton Speedway 775 County Rd 64 Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0 Phone: 613-475-1102 Website: www.brightonspeedway.ca Twitter: @BrightonSpdwy Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrightonSpdwy/

WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2019 – Racing begins @ 7:00 p.m. About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2019 marks the 24th year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints tour. The 2019 schedule consists of 12 events at three different race tracks in Ontario; each SOS tour event pays a minimum of $1,200-to-win and $240-to-start. Visit www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca for more information.

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2019 partners, including Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and Kreitz Oval Track Parts.

 

 

CRSA Invades The Land of Legends To Open 2019 Season


May 16th, 2019
CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Canandaigua, NY – The stars and cars of the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series are set to kick off the 2019 season in a big way Saturday night. The 305 cubic inch winged warriors will invade the historic Land of Legends Raceway for the first of five visits to the big half mile.

In addition to being the opening event of the 14th anniversary season for the CRSA, Saturday night’s opener will be the first leg of the CRSA/Land of Legends Raceway Five Star Series. One year ago eventual overall series champion Jeff Trombley picked up the challenge series opener. Alysha Bay would win the second event with Darryl Ruggles picking up the final three events to clinch the challenge series title over Brandyn Griffin, Thomas Radivoy, Dan Bennett and Trombley.

The 2018 season opened at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown one year ago. Picking up the win Radivoy over Sydney Prince. Trombley would go on to win the overall title, his second straight, over Radivoy, Tyler Jashembowski, Emily VanInwegen and the 2018 CRSA Rookie of the Year Justin Mills.

In addition to the CRSA the DIRTcar Modified, DIRTcar Sportsman and Street Stocks will be on the card along with the Land of Legends Raceway Wall of Fame induction of Milt Johnson. Pit admission is $30 with the Grandstand Admission just $15 for Adults, $13 for Seniors, and 16 under free. Pit gates open at 4 PM, with grandstand gates opening at 5 PM and racing starting at 7 PM.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc.

 

 

Priority Aviation $20,000 Sponsorship Still Up for Grabs!

Knoxville, IA, May 16, 2019 – The race for the Priority Aviation $20,000 sponsorship for Nationals week in August at Knoxville is wide open! The opportunity benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum for a $20,000 sponsorship from Priority Aviation is available to any driver competing at Knoxville in August at either the 360 Nationals or 410 Nationals. The competition will continue until a winner is announced on July 31, 2019. And all funds collected go towards paying

off the remaining construction costs of the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower adjacent to the museum.

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Executive Director Bob Baker says, “We want to thank the drivers who have participated thus far, but we also want to let all drivers and fans of any driver know that we haven’t had a team break away from the pack yet! There are no leads here that are insurmountable by any stretch of the imagination. Contact us to learn more, or grab some brochures for more information on memberships or donations so you can take advantage of this great opportunity from Priority Aviation.”

Currently, seventeen drivers have taken advantage of the contest. 2018 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Lance Dewease leads the current standings ahead of Wisconsin’s Bill Balog, Iowa’s McKenna Haase, Tennessee’s Sammy Swindell, Oregon’s Tanner Holmes, Iowa’s Carson McCarl, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild, Connecticut’s David Gravel, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild, Wisconsin's Scott Thiel, Iowa’s Austin McCarl, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller, Minnesota’s Craig Dollansky, South Dakota’s Clint Garner, California’s Mason Daniel, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah and Iowa’s Joe Beaver.

All that sprint car teams need to do is have their prospective members or donors visit www.SprintCarStuff.com and order a membership there, or contact the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and request membership packets or make a donation. If ordering online, specify your driver or race team in the “Notes” section on the final page.

The museum can ship membership and donation information out for the drivers and teams to pass out at their races throughout the season. The driver or team with the highest amount of donations returned to the museum before July 31, will receive the $20,000 sponsorship funding. All funds collected will go towards paying off remaining construction costs on the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower. Memberships start at only $25 per year, but any donation amount will be accepted. So everyone can afford to help out their favorite race team and the museum!

For more information on the Priority Aviation $20,000 Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship please call the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum at 1-800-874-4488.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: Chase Johnson and Thompson Win on West Coast

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (May 16, 2019) - Chase Johnson returned to Victory Lane for the fifth time this season and Tyler Thompson captured his first triumph of the year to lead the way for Inside Line Promotions clients last Saturday.

Johnson claimed the Sprint Car Shootout at Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., marking his second victory of the season at his home track.

Thompson made the most of his debut at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., by driving into the Winner's Circle at the high-banked oval.

Thompson joins Johnson as Team ILP drivers who are in the running to win a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories will give the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

To learn more about professional PR, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Chase Johnson - 5 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20 and May 11); Giovanni Scelzi - 3 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16 and Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 12 and April 13); Seth Bergman - 2 (Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on April 19 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on April 20); Brian Brown - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 20 and May 4); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23); Jack Dover - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6); Derek Hagar - 1 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on April 27); Brandon Hanks - 1 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on April 4); Dominic Scelzi - 1 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6); Channin Tankersley - 1 (Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., on April 20); Zac Taylor - 1 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on April 27); Tyler Thompson - 1 (Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on May 11); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

One lucky driver will earn a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories gives the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

The drawing to determine the custom driver suit winner will be random and will occur once the season has concluded.

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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

 

 

Thompson Triumphant During Debut at Skagit Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ALGER, Wash. (May 16, 2019) - Tyler Thompson captured his first feature victory of the season last Saturday during his debut at Skagit Speedway.

Thompson led the final 11 laps of the 25-lap main event at the oval while making his driving debut for Roger Oudman in the sportsman sprints division.

"I didn't really know anything about the track," Thompson said. "I didn't know where to get on and get off the track. In hot laps we were decent, but we didn't know what to do for qualifying. We ended up going second quick and that really set us up for the night."

Thompson followed the strong qualifying performance by advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race. The feature inversion was six, which lined him up on the inside of the third row.

"We changed some things and really got the car closer," he said. "We got up to second by Lap 8 or Lap 9. We started on the bottom the first eight laps and moved up to the top once we got to second. We were reeling in the leader and got within a couple of car lengths. The leader got into the back of a lapped car and spun and caused a yellow. We led the rest of the race."

Thompson took over the top spot just after the midpoint of the race and he rode the top groove to his 14th career sprint car win at the fourth different track.

"It was definitely a new experience," he said. "I didn't know if a car was going to throw a slider on me because I was running the top or if the bottom would come in. I just tried to stay mistake free and run my race.

"I want to thank Roger and his team for the opportunity. It was a great night."

Thompson is scheduled to return to his sprint car this Friday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., and Saturday at Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, Ore., with the Interstate Sprint Car Series.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 11 - Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 1 (5).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., and Saturday at Coos Bay Speedway in Coos Bay, Ore., with the Interstate Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Sam Crum and Son Trucking

"We'd like to thank Sam Crum and Son Trucking for coming on board last year and helping us grow our race team," Thompson said.

Thompson would also like to thank J&K Auto Repair, BC Motorsports, Action Rent-All, IBEW 280, Northwest Solvents and Supply, Double R Powder Coating, James Gang Pizza, Bunce Equipment and Rocket Designs for their continued support.


 

Covington Ready for Clear Skies and Racing at I-96
CG Motorsports-Glenpool Ok (May, 15th 2019) Matt Covington and team are ready to head to I-96 Speedway to hopefully get in some racing action after fighting weather and cancellations these last few weekends.

“It’s just been a crazy start to the year weather-wise,” stated Matt. “I remember a few years where we’ve lost a few shows to start out the year, but nothing like this. Its not just us either, it’s been all the series. Hopefully we get both nights in this weekend. From what I hear, the track is pretty racy and fast, which fits my style. We’ve been fast and have had good runs this year so far and I hope to keep up the momentum. I’m still frustrated about letting Eagle get away from us a few weeks back, but 2nd is nothing to complain about. I think we had a shot at Selinsgrove for a win after drawing the pole, but the rain had to come and cancel that one too. Hopefully this weekend we can we get some solids nights of racing in and be able to enjoy some clear skies.”

Matt and his CG Motorsports team would like to thank and mention all partners who have helped make this year and the 2019 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, A-Rock Materials, Oilfield Equipment and Manufacturing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Winters Performance, DMI Components, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, PAC Racing Springs, Lucas Oil Racing Products, Factor 1 Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Smith Titanium, Best Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Shark Racing Engines, Huggins Cams, Bob Hurley RV, Eaton Industrial, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, CSI Shocks, KSE Steering, STW Trailer sales, Edison Auto Body, Miller Truck Lines, Brodix Cylinder Heads, and T&L Foundry.

2019 STATS: Starts-8, Wins-2, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP:
5/17/2019 I-96 Speedway - Lake Odessa, MI
5/18/2019 I-96 Speedway - Lake Odessa, MI

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Keizer Aluminum Wheels

K2W Precision, Inc. is located in a small Dutch rooted community which is spread across the flat rich farmland plains, of Northwest Iowa. “Keizer,” a Dutch word, with a translated meaning of “Emperor” or “Empire,” was chosen as our products call sign to distinguish its presence among our competitors. We have prided ourselves on building our empire, based on performance and engineering, and backed by service. This has and will remain to be the backbone of our company’s success. We are and will continue to be the “Keizer” of the custom racing wheel industry. www.keizerwheels.com

“Keizer Wheels has been a great partner of ours for many years now,” stated Covington. “The customer service that Wade and group at Keizer give us is unmatched. It’s hard to deny the performance and results either. The wheels are lightweight but durable. We have run them for many years with no problems.”

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: Visit http://www.RacinBoys.com for free, live audio (Select Pay-Per-View video) during the season to catch all the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.

MERCHANDISE: New 2018/2019 shirts available now on the website at www.mattcovingtonracing.com or at the races on the grandstand side in the Racinboy’s t-shirt trailer along with pit side shirts in the team trailer.

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2019 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on twitter, @mattcovington95.

 

 

Opening Weekend for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints with Visits to Outlaw and Thunder Mountain.

SYRACUSE, NY – All over the Northeast, Mother Nature has come up being the big winner so far in 2019. With the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) that has been no different as she claimed the first two events. That is all about to change this weekend with the Outlaw and Thunder Mountain Speedways hosting the winged warriors.

The battle for the Lucas Oil Championship begins Friday night in Yates County where Outlaw was hoping to kick off the tour one month earlier. Defending champion Steve Poirier will start is quest to surpass Mike Woodring with a ninth championship. Surprisingly the driver with a record 74 ESS wins has never won at the fast 3/8ths mile oval.

Stars like Jason Barney, Chuck Hebing, Matt Tanner and Mark Smith have held the Outlaw Speedway checkered flag and they will be om hand looking for another. They will be joined by Paul Kinney, Billy VanInwegen, Shawn Donath as well as some local flavor in Jonathan Preston, Dalton Herrick, Edward Kelley and fan favorite Kelly Hebing.

The next night the traveling road show heads east to Center Lisle where it’s the return to the Mountain after being rained out last year. Paulie Colagiovanni, Jeff Cook, Chad Miller, Davie Franek, Alex Vigneault, Brett Wright, Josh Pieniazek and others will make it over from Outlaw to do the battle.

Both events will pay $2,000 to win with $300 to start. The dash at Outlaw is brought to you by Lane’s Yamaha while at Thunder Mountain it’s Laser Art Studio backing the four lap event.

If you are from out of the area and like to see the action, both nights will be broadcasted on ESSPPV by logging into www.essppv.tv

The Lucas Oil ESS Season Opening Weekend at Outlaw and Thunder Mountain…It will be excitement guaranteed!

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Pit Gates – 4:00 PM, Hot Laps 6:15 PM, Racing 7:00 PM

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Pit Gates – 4:00 PM, Hot Laps 6:20 PM, Racing 7:00 PM

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Must See Racing

HOLLY, Mich. – It’s only one race into the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series season, but the verdict is already in that the tour’s deep rookie class is going to have a big impact throughout the year.

Not only did four of those rookie drivers finish inside the top 11 during the series’ season-opening event at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway on May 4, but at least two of the quartet is looking to make a concerted run at rookie-of-the-year honors this season with the 410ci winged asphalt sprint car tour.

Indiana’s Tyler Roahrig led the list with a fourth-place finish in the Must See Racing 50, piloting Wayne Stickney’s No. 99 to a strong result in what was Roahrig’s first winged event in three years.

While he isn’t committed to a full season as of now, Roahrig has momentum and hopes to run the next race on the schedule at Berlin Raceway in June, meaning another big performance could go a long way.

“We’re just doing things a race at a time right now,” Roahrig noted. “I’m pleased with our Anderson result, even though I honestly think we had a car that could have run in the top three. We just got shuffled back there in traffic and couldn’t quite get back what we lost, especially with the 8 (Anthony McCune) coming through there in the last few laps. We’ve got speed, though, and that’s a positive.”

Meanwhile, Tampa, Fla., native Joe Liguori is planning a full season with Must See Racing and found himself as high as a battle for second before fading back to fifth in the closing stages of the opener.

Liguori, who has run midgets and USAC Silver Crown cars for years but is new to winged sprint cars on pavement, was pleased with his run and hopes it marks the start of a consistent first season for him.

“We were pretty decent in the opener and I was happy with how we rolled out of the box,” said Liguori. “It was fun to be up there battling for the lead, but we just got too free, especially after the long red flag that we had. It’s a solid start, though … a nice step in the right direction that we can build on.”

Other standout performances from the Anderson opener included 16-year-old Trey Osborne, who ran eighth in Mike Blake’s iconic No. 81 car in his first winged 410 race ever; and 14-year-old Brenden Torok, who took Dave Koyan’s No. 99 entry into the top 10 before finishing 11th in his Must See Racing debut.

In all, nine of the 21 starters at Anderson were drivers who fit the Must See Racing rookie criteria, which states that a rookie-of-the-year contender must have four or less appearances with the series to be considered rookie eligible.

Tim Henthorne, Todd McQuillen, Rick Holley, North Carolina’s Tony Grams and Joshua Sexton were also among the rookies in action during the Anderson Speedway event on May 4.

Looking ahead to the next stop on the calendar, Grassy Creek, N.C. pilot Ivan Shaver; former 305 driver Bobby Komisarski, also from North Carolina; and Jacob Dolinar, one of the nephews of four-time Must See Racing champion Jimmy McCune, are rookies expected to join the series field at Berlin in June.

Dolinar will pilot the No. 13 car run in previous Must See Racing outings by H.D. Carter.

Across the board, Must See Racing president Jim Hanks is encouraged by the strong car count from the season opener and the infusion of new faces taking their shot at building a resume in pavement sprint car racing.

“All of us at Must See Racing are very pleased by the momentum we built during our season opener and excited to see drivers like Tyler Roahrig, Joe Liguori and the rest of our rookie class doing battle with the veterans of our series,” said Hanks. “They’ve already generated excitement and buzz with their impressive performances early on and we look forward to continuing to see their progression as the season continues.”

The June 1 appearance by the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series at Berlin will mark round one of the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash, with round two of the bonus program set during the series’ return to the seven-sixteenths-mile oval in Marne, Mich., in August.

The event will be taped for tape-delay broadcast on the award-winning SPEED SPORT series on MAVTV.

Support classes for the Berlin race include modifieds, super stocks and the VROA vintage modifieds.

For more information on Must See Racing, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Donny Schatz Set To Appear at Stewart-Haas Racing

Donny Schatz, Merchandise Trailer To Appear During Patriot Nationals Weekend

Brownsburg, Ind. (May 16, 2019) – Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz will appear at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in Kannapolis, NC on Thursday, May 23 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT.

The appearance will be in conjunction with Patriot Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws (WoO) NOS® Energy Sprint Car Series at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) on May 24 – 25. Schatz will sign autographs, take photos with customers and will be joined at SHR by his traveling merchandise trailer which will be open for the duration of the event. Fans will also have an opportunity to take an up-close look at the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Sage Fruit/Curb/Ford Performance/J&J Auto Racing entry driven by ten-time WoO Series champion, Schatz.

Having posted two WoO victories thus far in 2019, Schatz is currently tied for the Series championship point lead. The North Dakota native has won 12 times at The Dirt Track @ CMS in his career.

Fans who present an autographed Schatz hero card in the SHR gift shop during Thursday’s event will receive a 15% discount off their purchase. (In-store purchases only).

Stewart-Haas Racing is located at 6001 Haas Way in Kannapolis, NC, 28081. For more information regarding SHR, please visit www.stewarthaasracing.com.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Sage Fruit/Curb/Ford Performance/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.
Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz15 or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live on www.dirtvision.com during each and every World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Sprint Car Series event in 2019.

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway Cancels 24th Season Opener Presented by APC

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 16, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway officials are disappointed to announce the cancellation of the track’s 24th season opener presented by APC Stores scheduled for Friday, May 17 due to excessively wet and poor ground conditions.

“We had the sunny and dry weather we needed Wednesday afternoon but unfortunately the rain that came in during the evening made things even worse,” said speedway general manager Clinton Geoffrey. “The push-off track is literally a pond and the grounds are even more wet.”

The 24th season opener will now be Ackland Insurance night on Friday, May 24. The previously scheduled events will not be made up. The UMP Modifieds will are scheduled to make their return to Ohsweken on Monday, July 22 at the Northern Summer Nationals for the Canadian/UMP Modified challenge.

“All of the pit and parking areas are soaked,” said speedway owner Glenn Styres. It’s really unfortunate because we were really looking forward to having Ken Schrader back at Ohsweken. The track is ready but the rest of the property needs some consecutive dry days.”

Ohsweken Speedway now plans to have cars on track for the first time this season during the rescheduled Test and Tune session on Wednesday, May 22. The practice session is open to all cars competing at Ohsweken in 2019 to test on the lightning-fast 3/8-mile clay oval, including the track’s four weekly divisions, the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

The pit gate will open at 5:00pm for competitors at a cost of $25 per driver and $10 per crew member. Cars are scheduled to begin on track session at 6:00pm. Practice will alternate divisions until 9:30pm. For a full schedule of events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. ___________________________________________ Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.

2019 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Nitro 54 Variety/Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.

 

Tanner Holmes Scores Back To Back Wins In Oregon
By Ben Deatherage
Jacksonville, Oregon- Tanner Holmes has tasted success the last couple of weeks at two Pacific Northwest facilities, in a matter of two weeks, and doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. The Southern Oregon superstar first hit pay dirt at Southern Oregon Speedway on Saturday, May 4th. He managed to take care of business for his first win of 2019 and his third straight victory at the track.

Saturday, May 11th, brought Holmes to Cottage Grove Speedway. He competed at the track a few weeks prior in a 360 and put forth an encouraging third place in his first outing. However, this trip he would utilize his Limited engine.

“The track was tricky in qualifying with a lot of grip but a lot of loose stuff too,” commented Tanner, “it really threw me a twist and I had to get up on the wheel. Then in the heat I started third and managed to run down the leader on the inside of the track and win it.”

Starting fifth in the main event the first few laps were concentrated on Holmes just getting comfortable. Using the same inside line that paved his way to success in the heat the #18T picked one car off after the other. Then Tanner, the leader, and a lapped car all went three-wide on the backstretch with Holmes edging the other competitors out.

Tanner was by no means out of the woods as he had to cut his way through dense traffic. Despite a few holds up and challenges he got the job done to win for the second straight week and the second straight win at CGS in the Limited Sprints.

“The toughest part of Cottage Grove is maintaining the lead in lapped traffic. Under yellow and watched the leaderboard and saw the #1K (Kinzer Cox) and knew he was the guy to beat. I started to see the rubber develop on the top and knew if I stayed up there it was going to be tough to get around me.”

Tanner Holmes will head to North Carolina to compete in two big Kage Kart shows in the Tarheel State. First on the schedule is the Clash At The Creek at Mountain Creek Speedway, in Catawba, on May 18th and 19th. Last, he will journey to Salisbury’s Millbridge Speedway for the Speed51 Open Challenge on the 21st and 22nd. The following weekend the 360 Sprint team heads to Cottage Grove Speedway for the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic at Cottage Grove on Memorial Day Weekend. For updates check out “TC Racing” on Facebook, www.tannerholmes.com, or his Vlog at “Tanner Holmes” on YouTube.

2019 Sponsors:
LaFarge North America
Modern Machinery
Durango RV
Future Farms of Roseburg
Commercial Collison
Sundance Signs
Johnny Cat Inc.
Les Schwab Tire Center of North Medford
Pape Machinery
ABC Powdercoating
Swindell Speedlab
Knife River Construction
Ferguson Water Works
On Site Screeners
OMA-KTM Motorcycles
Kevin Sharrah Designs
Factory QRC

 

 

TIM BUCKWALTER DOING DOUBLE DUTY AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA May 16, 2019 . . . When the tripleheader auto racing action gets the green flag this Saturday night at Grandview Speedway local talent Tim Buckwalter will be doing double duty as he races in the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds and the Rapid Tire United States Auto Club East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars.

The Douglassville, PA racing talent has been a winner at Grandview in the NASCAR Modifieds and, in addition, has been a two time champion at Kutztown’s Action Track USA and a champion with the American Racing Drivers Club.

The veteran racer will be wheeling a sprinter owned by Norristown’s Bill Gallagher and wrenched by multi-time United Racing Club champion Curt Michael. “It’s a good car. One of the best 360 Sprint cars in the area. It is a big opportunity to work with Curt,” said Buckwalter. “I’m excited to see how we do.”

This will be a first time appearance for the USAC East Coast Sprints at Grandview and a stellar field of racers is expected.

Buckwalter will also be going up against some outstanding driving talents in the Modifieds, something he is familiar with as he is a Saturday night regular. Ten time NASCAR track champion Craig Von Dohren is the current point leader and already has two feature wins to his credit this season.

In addition to the Sprints and Modifieds fans will be treated to the exciting action of the T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman stock cars.

A full series of qualifying race events will lead up to the feature events in each of the three divisions. Racing has a 7:30 p.m. starting time.

The very popular Low Down & Dirty Meet and Greet, 5 P.M. at the main grandstand entrance, will feature cars and drivers that will be racing later in the evening. Modified racer Ryan Lilick and Sportsman talent Kyle Lilick will be meeting fans and will have their new t-shirts available for sale. In addition two of the top Sprint racing talents, Steven Drevicki and Eddie Strada, will be meeting fans.

Adult admission is $20, youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5 and kids under 6 are admitted free. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m.

And on Sunday, May 19th at 1 p.m. Outlaw Enduro and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers. Big Car Enduro (75-laps), Small Car Enduro (75-laps), Junkyard Car Race (50-laps), Savage 61 Roadrunners (20-lap feature plus qualifying), Vintage Cars (2-20-lap features), Mechanics Race (20-laps), Outlaw 4X4 Truck Series (Heats and Features on Obstacle Course). Adult admission is $10.

Additional information is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

 

 

Military Night Coming Up Next at Michaels Mercer Raceway

(Mercer, PA May 15, 2019): This Saturday, May 18, it will be Military Night at Michaels Mercer Raceway. All active members of the armed forces will be admitted for free, courtesy of new track owner Edward Michaels. "It is our honor to host the brave men and women who serve our country," he said. "We will have a Fast Five racing program, plus fireworks to mark the occasion. We hope that there will be a huge turnout for the event."

Everybody will be wondering if Rex King, Jr. can get the hat trick at the tricky oval. King Jr. has been to victory lane both times that the Diehl Ram Big Block Modifieds have been in action. His dad, Rex Sr., was second the last time out. He was in the second spot during the Chiller Thriller, too, but replacing a flat tire dropped him in running order. Other top contenders include Lonnie Riggs, Jimmy Holden, Kyle Fink, and J.R. McGinley. Over two dozen of the region's best Big Block racers are expected to challenge King Jr. for the top honors.

Several of the Diehl Ram stars have been doing double duty by also racing with the Turn 4 Toilets Fastrak Limited Modifieds. So far, Garrett Krummert, Eric Martin, and Dave Murdick have had raced in both divisions. For fans that are not familiar with the Fastrak class, the cars look just like the Big Block Modifieds, but the most important distinction comes in the engine compartment. The Fastrak cars have sealed GM 602 powerplants which is an economical way to experience the thrill of competition. Steve Slater, who furnished a second car for Murdick to drive, will be looking for his second win of the season. Jerry and Will Schaffer, and at least a dozen others will be in action.

Winged Sprint Car fans will enjoy the Racesaver 305 Sprints presented by Hards Welding and Fabrication River Valley Butcher Block. Rob Felix got his first career win at the track last week, and he's hoping that he won't have to wait another six of seven years to visit victory lane again. Jacob Gomola, the other winning pilot in 2019, will be joined by Greg Dobrosky, Vinny Daugherty, and many more.

Alan Knepper won his first Barris Trucking Modified Lite feature last week. Vivian Jones has been fast in both events held this season, and she has a win in the Chiller Thriller to show for it. Her father, Rod, and her brother, Roman, will be ready to go, along with a score of others.

Over three dozen drivers were on hand last week for the rough and tumble Mini Stocks sponsored by Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking. Tim Callahan, a track favorite, has yet to finish a feature race this year, so he will be seeking redemption. Bill Fuchs, Pete Blazac, Steve and Karlee Longwell, Shane Shook, and many more will want to take that victory lap with the checkered flag in hand.

The pit gates will open at 4 p.m. for the racers and the front gates will open at 5 p.m. for the spectators. Practice sessions will start at 6:30 and the first heat race will hit the track at 7 p.m.

Regular event ticket pricing will apply. Adult admission to the stands will be just $12, and seniors (60+) will be admitted for $10. Children and youths (ages 13 and under) will be free if they are accompanied by a paying guest. Pit passes will be $30. However, reduced price Pit Passes will be available for seniors (60+) and children (ages ten and under). They will be admitted to the pits for $25.

Remember that there will be no racing on the oval at Michaels Mercer Raceway during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Instead, the action will be in the pulling pit. The truck and tractor pulling event will be staged by the Northwest PA Pullers Association and Power Pull Productions.

Remember, too, 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.

About Michaels Mercer Raceway: Michaels Mercer Raceway is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstates 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 early October. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com.

 

 

Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Nationals Format Revealed – Entries are Rolling In

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 15, 2019) – The format for the much-anticipated upcoming Third Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas has been revealed.

Expanding from two nights to three nights this year on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 13-15, each night will feature a full card of racing action.

And entries have already started to roll in with the current entry list available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/driver-info/dcrp-305-sprint-car-nationals/entries/. Among the early entries is reigning DCRP 305 Nationals champion Jake Martens of Fairview, OK, along with defending track champion Steven Richardson of Liberal among others.

The $3,000-to-win event that could potentially climb to as much as $4,500 with lap money included features the best in 305-ci Sprint Car racing includes the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars along with the United Rebel Sprint Series and Sprint Series of Oklahoma along with move invaders from throughout.

Entry forms are available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/DCRP-305-Sprint-Car-Nationals-2019-Entry-Form.pdf.

Entries submitted prior to June 6 are just $50 with driver pit pass only $20 for each night. Entries submitted after June 6 are $75 with driver pit pass the standard $30 per night.

The three-night set will begin with two full cards of preliminary action on Thursday and Friday that will feature full slates of heat races, “B” Mains and “A” Main each night with race points tallied to set Saturday’s grid.

The top six in combined points from Thursday and Friday will lock into Saturday’s Dash for Cash that will set the first three rows of Saturday’s $3,000-to-win championship “A” Main event. The balance will go to heat races with an invert of six based upon combined points with additional points tacked on that will determine the balance of the night’s “B” Mains and “A” Main lineups.

In detail, points will be awarded as follows at the Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Nationals:

DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals – 2019 Format

All cars run each night. Thursday and Friday heat races lined up according to pill draw with passing points in effect to determine “B” Main(s) and “A” Main lineup each night.

Event points will be awarded as follows to determine Saturday night lineups:

Heat Races – 1st – 20, 2nd -18, 3rd – 16, 4th – 14th, etc.

Additionally, 0.5 points will be awarded for each heat race position gained and 0.3 points will be deducted for each position lost.

A Feature Points: 1st – 100, 2nd – 95, 3rd – 91, 4th – 88, 5th – 85, 6th – 82, 7th – 79, 8th – 76, 9th – 73, 10th – 70, 11th – 68, 12th – 66, 13th – 64, 14th – 62, 15th -60, 16th – 58th, 17th – 56, 18th – 54, 19th – 52, 20th – 50, 21st – 48, 22nd - 46.

B Main Non-Transfers – 1st – 44, 2nd -42, 3rd – 40, etc.

Saturday:

Top 6 in combined points from Thursday and Friday lock-in to the Dash for Cash ($1,000 total purse) to determine lineup for front three rows of the feature.

Balance go to heat races lined up based upon overall point totals from the previous two nights with an invert of six. Saturday heat points (1st – 30, 2nd – 27, 3rd – 24, 4th – 21, 5th – 18, etc.) are added to preliminary night totals to determine balance of “A” Main and “B” Main(s) lineups. Top ten total go to positions 7-16 of “A” Main, balance to “B” Main(s).

After Fort Worth’s Kevin Ramey topped the inaugural version of the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals in 2017, Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens pocketed $4,040 including lap money by fending off a last-lap slider from Jake Bubak and then beating Chad Koch to the stripe in last year’s hair-raising finale.

Joining in on Thursday action this year will be the IMCA Hobby Stocks with IMCA Stock Cars on the card for Friday and then IMCA Sport Modifieds on Saturday. The KARS (Kansas Antique Racers) will be on hand all three nights as well.

Each night of racing will fire off at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the Thursday and Friday preliminary events are only $12 for each night with Saturday’s finale just $20 while children eleven and under are free each night. Pit passes are $30 for each night.

A Pit Party will take place as well following Friday night’s racing action with a live band and free pizza while supplies last to those with pit passes. All racers, team members and fans are invited to the festivities.

In total, the 2019 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for 18 nights of action along with another eight Sunday cards atop the newly-constructed 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

The complete slate of 2019 events at DCRP is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

Lubbock Wrecker Service has over 50 years of collective experience providing heavy duty, medium duty, and light vehicle towing. Their licensed, bonded, insured drivers are true professionals to handle all your towing needs, no matter the size. Whether you need a vehicle towed just for removal, or if you need an emergency wrecker, Lubbock Wrecker Service has two locations to serve you. More information regarding Lubbock Wrecker Service is available at www.lubbockwrecker.com or by calling 806-748-1044 or 325-573-6300.

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.

 

 

ROA KNOCKED OUT OF BAKERSFIELD MAIN – BACK TO ARIZONA THIS SATURDAY!

(Cypress, CA, May 15, 2019) What started out looking like it was going to be a good night for Brody Roa in USAC/CRA competition last Saturday night at the Bakersfield Speedway, ended up being anything but that after a tangle knocked him out of the 30-lap main event. With that disappointment already behind them, the B.R. Performance team is getting prepared in on this week’s USAC Southwest Series race at the Central Arizona Speedway.

Seventeen cars showed up for the only appearance of the USAC/CRA Series at Bakersfield in 2019. Roa, 28, was the 15th car to take laps in qualifying and timed in fourth fastest with a lap of 12.783. That put him on the inside of the third row for the second 10-lap heat race. He advanced to the third spot by the end of the second circuit and stayed there for the duration.

For the 30-lap main event on the track billed as “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval,” the Garden Grove, California driver began in the fourth spot. As the field raced off turn two on the first lap, Roa steered his bright green sprint car into second and set his sights on the leader.

Roa was still in second on the third time around the track known as the “Okie Bowl” when disaster struck. As he went into turn three, the car just behind him got into him and then landed on top of the front end of his #91R. Another car, with nowhere to go, also made contact with the left side of his car.

The tangle brought out a yellow flag and Roa’s damaged car needed assistance to get back to the pits. The crew swarmed on the car and repaired as much damage as they could. The veteran driver was able to get back into the race, but by the time he did, he was three laps down. After a few more laps, he pulled the battered car to the infield and called it a night with a frustrating 14th place finish.

Due to that finish, Roa finds himself in second place in the USAC/CRA standings. Heading into the annual “Salute to Indy” on May 25th, he is 20-points off the top spot in the series.

With the Bakersfield disappointment in the rear-view mirror, the B.R. Performance team is getting the car repaired for this Saturday’s Southwest Series “Hank Arnold Memorial” at the Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande. The last time they competed at the track on March 2nd, they finished third in the main. Going into the race, Roa has a 19-point advantage over the second-place driver in the Southwest series.

For fans who would like to attend this Saturday’s race, the spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will be at 7:00.

Central Arizona Speedway is located at 512 North 11 Mile Corner Road in Casa Grande (85194). The track website is athttp://centralarizonaspeedway.com/ and the office phone is (520) 709-0718.

Colorful Brody Roa t-shirts are available now at the track or via mail. If you cannot make it to a track and would like to order one, please use the following link https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product. You can see the design below.

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Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2019 season, look at Roa’s schedule below. He is available to race on any night not already on his racing calendar. Contact him at the phone number and E-mail address in this release.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s websitehttp://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Wilwood Brakes, and Coffman Racing Graphics. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

2019 Schedule
1/15/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 13th A
1/19/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 12th C
2/27/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 1st A
2/28/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 4TH A
3/2/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 3rd A
3/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest 2nd A
3/9/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) UASC/CRA & Southwest 3rd A
3/30/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA (with WoO) 1st A
4/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 3rd A
4/20/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 6th A
4/27/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 1st A
5/4/19 Ventura Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A
5/11/19 Bakersfield Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 14th A
5/18/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
5/25/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
6/1/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
6/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
6/29/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
7/5/19 Knoxville Raceway (IA) USAC National ***
7/6/19 Knoxville Raceway (IA) USAC National ***
7/6/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA ***
7/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest
7/18/19 I-69 Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/19/19 Plymouth Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/20/19 Kokomo Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/21/19 Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/24/19 Terre Haute Action Track (IN) USAC National
7/25/19 Lincoln Park Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/26/19 Bloomington Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/27/19 Tri-State Speedway (IN) USAC National
8/17/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest
8/31/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/1/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/2/19 Petaluma Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/5/29 Merced Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/6/19 Ocean Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/7/19 Santa Maria Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/14/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
9/21/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/28/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest
10/26/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
11/7/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/8/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/9/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/15/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/16/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
*** Tentative

 

 

Taylor Continues Hot Streak With Runner-Up Result

Inside Line Promotions - CALHAN, Colo. (May 15, 2019) - Zac Taylor has not finished outside of the top three during his first three races of the season.

That includes his recent runner-up result - despite a damaged steering part - last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway during only his second career non-wing sprint car start. Two weeks ago Taylor scored his first-ever non-wing sprint car win at the track and last week he drove to a third-place finish in a Grand American Modified on asphalt.

"This is an incredible start to the year, especially when you consider I've never driven a non-wing sprint car and have very little time in an asphalt modified," he said. "I hope that continues this week in the midget."

Taylor began last Saturday night by charging from third to a heat race win, but the redraw placed him eighth on the feature starting grid.

"The car was great and I immediately got to second," he said. "The car was a rocket and I could go anywhere to pass cars. Somewhere I bent the drag link and the car drove like a bus. We had a caution with like three laps to go so I moved my line, but it wasn't enough.

"The track was rough and that's all we can figure as to what happened to the drag link. We talked to Triple X and they sent us a new steel part. But once again we were the hard charger and got a top-three finish so it was a great night. Dad said we need a new rear end and I told him that with money we've made being hard charger and another great run the car will take care of that."

Taylor will return to the seat of Todd Henry's midget along with piloting the family non-wing 360ci sprint car this Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo.

"I'm really looking forward to getting back in the midget," he said. "The experience I've had driving the non-wing sprint car will make me better in Todd's car. And I'm really getting comfortable in the sprint car. My dad and Todd work well together and can figure out setups quickly."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 11 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. - Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 2 (8).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., with the Lucas Oil POWRi Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association and the Lucas Oil POWRi Warrior Sprint Series

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 - USA Performance Engines

USA Performance Engines, based in Denver, Colo., is a premiere custom engine builder specializing in race engines, hot rods, boats and Harley Davidson engine machining. For more information, visit http://www.USAEngines.com.

"I really want to thank USA Performance Engines for their hard work this past week getting the car in and the valve springs replaced so we could race," Taylor said. "They build an exceptional motor."

Taylor would also like to thank SuperClean, Gator Stakes, SafeTop, a division of Industrial Manufacturing Machining, USA Performance Racing, Buckeye Welding and Supply, H&H Resurfacing, Progressive Signs and Pitt Stop Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Parts Failure Derails Ballou at The Big E

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the rain shortened #LetsRaceTwo event at Eldora Speedway on Friday night, Robert Ballou would start to come to life in the feature event before a rear-end failure brought his night to an early end.

“Our night started off alright, but we were just too tight in the feature,” Ballou said. “As the laps did click off we were getting better as things came to us, but we lost a rear-end and it ended our night.”

Timing the Dickinson Farms/Abreu Vineyards/Deaton’s Waterfront Service backed entry in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials, the Rocklin, CA native turned Hoosier would charge to a second place finish in heat race competition.

Moving into the 30-lap feature event, ‘The Mad Man’ would take the green flag from the eighth starting position on the famed ½ mile speedway.

Getting off to a bit of a slow start, Ballou would be patient, as he would start to come to life with his fuel load starting to burn off. Working inside the Top-10, Ballou would start to trend the right direction until issues on the 10th lap would bring his night to an early end.

“We were just starting to get maneuverable but we lost a rear-end,” Ballou said. “Disappointing for sure, but we know what we need to do to get better, and we will try again this weekend.”

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

ON TAP: Ballou is slated for a pair of USAC events in Granite City, IL this Friday and Saturday night.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 6, Wins- 1, Top 5’s- 2, Top-10’s- 4

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

 

 

Walter, Torque Racing storm to clean sweep at Plymouth

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS)May 15, 2019 –It was one of those rare nights that Josh Walter and his Torque Racing team had never experienced in 13 previous seasons of Sprint Car racing competition and quite possibly may never experience again.

One week after failing to finish the season-opening Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Racing A main and ending up 14th in final rundown due to a rear end issue, Walter put together a perfect evening during which he scored a victory in his heat race before claiming the victory in the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main Saturday, May 11 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

“I felt good going into this week knowing that our car was a good handling car the week prior,” Walter said. “We just missed out on a good finish on May 4thdue to an internal issue with the rearend that we had in the car. I am rarely the most confident person in a car, but I always expect myself to finish where I start or better our position. I hate going backwards, although it happens.I just try to make it a rarity.”

Walter had luck on his side right of the bat drawing the pole position for the third PDTR 360 Sprint Car heat race in a stout 40-car field. The Plymouth resident held tight to the low groove of the ultra-dry slick racing surface en route to an impressive half-lap victory over runner-up Shane Wenninger to earn a berth in the A main.

“The car was good in the heat race this week and with track conditions the way they were, it sure didn't hurt to start on the pole,” Walter said. “We still had a great car and I didn't push it nearly as hard at the end of the race as I did in the beginning.On a track like that, it feels like you are going so slow and it's easy to overdrive.Smooth is fast and sometimes slow is smooth.”

After the passing points were tallied and the invert was completed, Walter again found himself on the pole position for the 25-lap headliner. Walter outpowered outside front row starter Nich Melis to lead the opening lap and maintained the top spot until Travis Arenz moved in to challenge along the outside groove on lap 4.

Four laps later, Arenz dove underneath Walter to grab the lead in turn one on lap 8. Not to be denied Walter battled back to draw even with Arenz as the two drivers dueled side by side on lap 11. One lap later, Walter moved ahead for good while Arenz brought out a caution on lap 13 when he stopped in turn four with a mechanical issue.

“The A main was nerve wracking,” Walter said. “The race felt like it was again at a crawling pace.Not wanting to over drive and miss my marks, I did the best I could to keep momentum on my side and keep as much steering out of the car as possible. I had some in the reserve tank as far as speed went since I was being somewhat conservative.It sounds foolish not to be aggressive, but when you start on the pole, which is a great place to be,it's really tough to gauge your speed and if no one shows you a nose it doesn't pay to make a mistake and lose the race for yourself.

“When Travis Arenz showed me a nose, I knew I was being a little too conservative and had to step up my game,” he said. “I couldn’t just let him have it.I knew I had a great car and wasn't going to go down without a fight.”

As the track started to take rubber along the inside groove, Walter held strong on the low line while 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen moved in to mount a challenge for the lead. As the leaders caught the back of the field on lap 20, McMullen was able to close in on Walter. A slight bobble from Walter in the final corner of the last lap of the race allowed McMullen to pull alongsideheading to the checkered flag.

However, Walter was able to hold off McMullen’s advances at the finish line to record his fifth career PDTR 360 Sprint and Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main victory by a half-car length margin.

“In the closing laps, I figured someone would be coming,” Walter said. “I wasn't going to give up the bottom line even though lap traffic was impeding my speed slightly.I made sure to force the hand of whoever was behind meto have to go around me on the outside if they wanted to win this one. Of course, not being one to lack drama, I messed up the last corner of the race pretty bad and opened the door.Brandon is a great competitor and it was a close race.You can't make mistakes like that with him behind you and that will stick with me for a long time.I am just glad that it didn't bite me in the end. However, it was a good warning shot.”

Walter marveled how the evening’s sequence of events fellinto place to allow him to pull off his first career clean sweep.

“I’venever had a clean sweep before or even had a night where I technically didn't need to pass a single car, Walter said. “It's rare anyone gets things to go so well in one night.I started on the pole of the heat and the feature, which in itself is rare. Also, that brings a lot of pressure because you can either win orgo backwards.”

This Saturday, May 18 marks one of the most anticipated nights of the PDTR season as the All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series is set to take on the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series in an All Star-IRA Challenge event featuring NASCAR legend Tony Stewart, three-time World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series champ Sammy Swindell and a host of other top national and regional drivers.The program will also feature the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars.

Advance general admission tickets for the All Start-IRA Challenge event are available through Friday, May 17 by calling 920-893-5751. Adult tickets are $30, student tickets for age 6-12 are $10 and children age 5 and under will be admitted free. Pit passes are $35 or $25 with a PDTR Rewards Card.

Spectator gates open at 3 p.m. for advance general admission ticket holders and 4 p.m. for those purchasing tickets on race day.On-track action is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.

“We're looking forward to this weekend,” Walter said. “The track should be ready for what might be close to 90 sprint cars.We have high expectations all season and we look forward to the challenges ahead. It'll be tough. It's a great group we have in the MSA/PDTR and there are a lot of cars who can win on any given night.

“The week after a win is always an odd one as a driver,” he said. “You are excited that you got the first win of the season out of the way, yet you dread the following week cause you know you are getting penalized for winning with the rule that you need to start behind the pill draw plus three if you make the invert.With all of that being said, I am very happy that we won on Saturday night. It will be exciting to put on a show for a large crowd.I think people are really in for a treat in all divisions.”

Torque Racing sponsors for the 2019 season include JDV Lawncare, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, Plymouth Tap, Platinum Restoration Services, Doug's Quality Beef, Tiffany's Wildtree, Cow Pies, Full Throttle Ink, Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Home Transitions, Oostburg Concrete, Kombucha Brothers, Ruh Custom Woodworking, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.
Torque Racing Sponsor Showcase –Sheboygan by Owner, Home Transitions
Sheboygan by Owner was created in 2003 to give sellers of real estate in Sheboygan, Calumet and Manitowoc Counites an avenue to sell their own home, while having a presence on the internet and access to real estate partners at a low flat fee rate, which allows them to keep more money in their own pockets.

Sheboygan by Owner also gives buyers a quick glance at “for sale by owner” properties at the convenience of their homes/phones without having to call on every home they drive by or hear about.

“Homebuyers can search the web to see what the homes have to offer, and then call on only the ones they have an interest in, saving them both time and money,” said Allison Smith of Sheboygan by Owner.

Smith is thrilled to be involved with sponsoring Josh Walter and Torque Racing for the 2019 racing season.

“This a great opportunity to both help Josh and his racing team and to have another avenue to promote our business,” Smith said.

For more information and to view Sheboygan by Owner properties, visit www.sheboyganbyowner.com

Home Transitions began in 2002 as a referral and buyer-only real estate company. By 2008, it blossomed into a full-service real estate company serving customers located mainly in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties, while reaching out to other outlying areas upon request.

“Home Transitions works best on referrals and the goal is to make the home buying and selling transition go smoothly for all parties,” Smith said.

For more information and to view Home Transitions properties, visit www.hometransitions.us
Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services.
For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, May 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Saturday, May 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth Wis.
Saturday, June 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.
Sunday, June 2 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.
Saturday, June 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing By The Numbers
Total Events – 3
IRA events – 1
MSA events – 2
A-Main Victories – 1
B-Main Victories – 1
Top Five A-Main Finishes – 1
Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 1
Heat Race Victories – 1


 

 

‘Hey Now, You’re an All-Star’

For the First Time Ever, Toco Warranty is Ready to Give One Lucky Fan

the Opportunity of a Lifetime to Hang Out With Three Legends

Winner of Toco All-Star Sweepstakes Will Be Guest of Tony Stewart Racing

Nov. 8-9 at World of Outlaws World Finals in Charlotte Before Joining

Stewart-Haas Racing for NASCAR Season Finale Nov. 16-17 in South Florida

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (May 15, 2019) – Toco Warranty Corp., a new generation of vehicle service contracts (VSC) with pay-as-you-go monthly plans, today launched the Toco All-Star Sweepstakes where one lucky winner and their guest will attend the season finales of both the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

The winner will be hosted by Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) for the World of Outlaws World Finals Nov. 8-9 at The Dirt Track near Charlotte, North Carolina, before jetting off to South Florida to see the NASCAR season finale Nov. 16-17 in Homestead with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR). Toco Warranty will provide VIP access that includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, a rental car and event tickets. Tony Stewart, the owner of TSR and the co-owner of SHR, will be at both events, where the winner will see the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion in action as an owner, facilitating meet-and-greets with 10-time and reigning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz at Charlotte and 10-time NASCAR Cup Series race winner Clint Bowyer in Homestead.

To register, fans simply need to go to www.TocoWarranty.com. A winner will be drawn by 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 16.

“Toco Warranty has made it possible for one lucky fan to see the best of the best on dirt and asphalt in each series’ season finale,” Stewart said. “A champion will be crowned at the end of each race weekend, and at Charlotte it could very well be Donny Schatz collecting his 11th series title. A week later in Homestead, we’ll have a new NASCAR champion and, hopefully, SHR will have a third NASCAR Cup Series championship.

“Being able to experience both of these events is pretty awesome. I’ll personally make sure the winner gets the VIP treatment. They’ll be in the pits, inside our hauler and with our drivers. You can’t get any closer to a race team than this.”

Toco Warranty partnered with SHR and TSR earlier this year. The provider of pay-as-you-go vehicle repair coverage is a primary partner of Bowyer and the No. 14 team of SHR and the co-primary partner of Schatz and his No. 15 winged sprint car at TSR. Toco Warranty is also an associate sponsor of Stewart, who is slated to compete in more than 90 winged sprint car races this year.

“Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer and Donny Schatz are three of the biggest and best personalities in racing, and now one incredibly lucky fan will get the opportunity to meet and interact with each one of them,” said Nota Berger, CEO, Toco Warranty. “They won’t just feel like an all-star, they’ll be an all-star, immersed in the team and shoulder to shoulder with the crews at two of the biggest racing events of the year.”

“The World Finals is one of our best races of the year and it’s become one of my favorites, namely because we’ve typically ended that weekend with a big trophy in our hands,” Schatz said. “We’d love to be able to enjoy that experience again and share it with our Toco All-Star.”

“You really get the best of both worlds with the Toco All-Star Sweepstakes,” Bowyer added. “I came from dirt racing and it’s some of the greatest racing on the planet. You spend most of your lap sideways and you’re still going fast. And our NASCAR season finale down in Homestead is one of our best races. There’s so much on the line. It’s the last race and everybody has something to prove. You really feel the excitement and tension when you’re there in person. And thanks to Toco, someone gets to experience it. If you’re a race fan, there’s no better way to spend two weekends in November.”

Consumers demand affordable monthly payments and Toco Warranty offers an easy online experience via its website, www.TocoWarranty.com. It is where customers can purchase and review their vehicle service contract, manage online payments and access dedicated customer concierge services.

About Toco Warranty Corp.:

Founded in 2013 and based in Southern California, Toco Warranty’s mission is to offer drivers simple-to-use and financially smart vehicle repair coverage that can be purchased using a monthly payment plan. Backed by an A-rated insurance carrier, the company offers vehicle service contracts nationwide as well as mechanical breakdown insurance for California residents. Toco gets it done for drivers with cars five years and older through plans that cover parts for a car’s engine, transmission, drive axle, electrical, cooling system, AC, fuel system and more. Toco’s promise to put customers first is supported by convenient tools and benefits, from the MyToco customer portal and 24/7 roadside assistance to a dedicated concierge and the Ethos Council, which was designed to encourage transparency and ethical practices across the company. For more information about Toco Warranty, visit www.TocoWarranty.com and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TocoWarranty, on Twitter @TocoWarranty and on Instagram @TocoWarranty.

About Stewart-Haas Racing:

Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR team co-owned by three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. The organization fields four entries in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series – the No. 4 Ford Mustang for Kevin Harvick, the No. 10 Ford Mustang for Aric Almirola, the No. 14 Ford Mustang for Clint Bowyer and the No. 41 Ford Mustang for Daniel Suárez. The team also competes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with two fulltime entries – the No. 00 Ford Mustang for Cole Custer and the No. 98 Ford Mustang for Chase Briscoe. Based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 200,000-square-foot facility with nearly 400 employees. For more information, please visit us online at www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing, on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng and on Instagram @StewartHaasRacing.

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway Test and Tune Postponed Again To May 22
OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 14, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway’s Test and Tune session scheduled for Wednesday evening has been postponed until the following Wednesday, May 22nd.

“The rain Monday night and Tuesday morning have put the speedway grounds further under water,” said speedway owner Glenn Styres. “The entire property is still too wet for vehicles and trailers. At this time, there is just no way we can bring that much traffic in the pit area without risking vehicles being stuck.”

With the parking and pit areas saturated due the extensive rain so far this spring, this Friday’s season opener is on the verge of being washed out as well.
“We need sun, wind, and warmth the rest of the week in order to save Friday’s season opener featuring Ken Schrader and the UMP Modifieds,” said general manager Clinton Geoffrey. "It has been a terrible spring but it looks like we may finally turn the corner next week.”

The rescheduled practice session on Wednesday, May 22nd is open to all cars competing at Ohsweken in 2019 to test on the lightning-fast 3/8-mile clay oval, including the track’s four weekly divisions, the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks.

The pit gate will open at 5:00pm for competitors at a cost of $25 per driver and $10 per crew member. Cars are scheduled to begin on track session at 6:00pm. Practice will alternate divisions until 9:30pm. For a full schedule of events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
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Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now
Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream
Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.

2019 SEASON
Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA
Phone: (519) 717-0023
Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com
Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY
Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Nitro 54 Variety/Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.

 

 

"410" SPRINTS FEATURED FOR $3000 TO-WIN SATURDAY AT SHARON; CHAMPIONSHIP POINT RACES BEGIN IN STOCKS, RUSH MODS & ECONO MODS

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH May 14, 2019 Sharon Speedway was finally able to kickoff the 90th anniversary season last Saturday night with the FAST "410" Sprint show and the conclusion of the 2018 "Apple Festival Nationals". While the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply "410" Sprint Cars return this Saturday night (May 18) in another Menards "Super Series" event, the championship title hunt begins for the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. The Junior Sprints for kids will also be on the program on Nese's Country Cafe Night. It's Scout and Youth Sports Night with those in uniform admitted free. Race time is 7 p.m.

The "410" Sprint Cars put on a tremendous show last Saturday night with Cole Duncan withstanding the challenges of Tony Stewart for the $3,000 FAST-sanctioned victory that came over an excellent field of 43 cars. FAST will return again on August 17. The "410" Sprints will be right back at it this Saturday night in another $3,000 to-win show. Last year, the Sprint Car events had at least 29 cars present every night with eight different winners in eight events. Duncan's first career Sharon win last week accounted for the ninth different winners in the last nine races! Will there be a 10th different winner this Saturday night!?

Saturday will utilize the hot lap/group qualifying format that was used last year in the "Super Series" Sprint Car events. Two to three cars will qualify at a time only amongst their heat race group. The fastest four in each heat will be inverted with the top three redrawing plus the fastest transferring non-top three finisher if there are three heats or the top two plus the two fastest transferring non-top two finishers if there are four heats. The B main will be lined up heads up on heat race finishes. Heat and B main finish(es) will complete the 24-car starting lineup. Mufflers are not required and there's no registration or entry fee.

Last season, Chris McGuire put an end to Mike Clark and Paul Davis' run in Stock Car titles at Sharon Speedway. McGuire became the first driver since 2012 other than Clark or Davis to win a title. McGuire will begin his title defense on Saturday night in the Gibson Insurance Agency division. Alan Dellinger leads the all-time Stock Car win list with 65 victories. Four-time champion, Steve D'Apolito, is the top active winner in the division with 32 victories. Last Saturday, Chris Schneider's $2,000 Penn-Ohio Series victory was the 10th of his career at the track.

The $3,000 to-win RUSH Sportsman Modified Weekly Series Championship got underway last Saturday with Chas Wolbert victorious in the $800 to-win make-up feature. Wolbert enters Saturday night with a five-race win streak dating back to last season with two of the victories being Touring Series events. The HTMA/Precise Racing Products Championship hunt will begin for Sharon track points on Saturday night. Greg Martin, Brandon Ritchey, Kole Holden, and Garrett Krummert are past track champions. Car counts have grown each year with an average count of 28 last year. Only on two occasions in past three seasons has there been less than 20 cars.

Saturday will also kick-off the yearlong "Wheelman" Bonus Event Series presented by C&R Tire and Ohio Intra Express for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Each night, a separate race will be run for RUSH Modified racers that have never won a feature in a full-size car (excluding Mini Stocks). The lineup will be an invert from eligible racers' heat race finishes. RUSH will also tally a separate points standings for these events that will pay five positions for member racers.

The Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods will round out the program for full-size race cars. The Econo Mods' 10th season as a weekly division got underway last Saturday when Kyle Miller captured his second career win at the track in the 2018 "Apple Festival Nationals" make-up, which featured a total of 38 cars competing at the event. Jacob Eucker is the defending champion and he's the only one of the past champions that is expected to contend for the 2019 title.

Pits will be open throughout the afternoon on Saturday with pit passes going on sale at 4 p.m., while the main grandstands open at 5. Drivers meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. followed by Sprint engine starts at 6:15 and group qualifying at 6:30. Heat races are scheduled for 7.

Grandstand admission for those 14 and over is $13, while senior citizens are $10. Patio seating upgrades are just $5 and fan suite seating upgrades are just $20 over the cost of general admission. In order to reserve either of these ahead of time, call the office Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 330-772-5481. As always, children under 14 and parking are always FREE! Pit passes are $30. As a reminder, coolers nor outside food or beverages are not permitted.

Coming up on Saturday, May 25 will be the first appearance of the season by the Big-Block Modifieds in a Menards "Super Series" event. The winner will receive a guaranteed starting spot for the July 30 Super DIRTcar Series event. Also on the card will be the RUSH Sprint Cars, RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Econo Mods, and Junior Sprints. It's Twin-State Auto Racing Club Night. Race time is 7 p.m.

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

 

 

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour takes a Weekend off Before Attending Fonda Speedway for the Earl Halaquist Memorial

Contact: Paul Harkenrider

PST Media

paul@patriotsprinttour.com|607-237-6372

(Sodus, NY) After two successful shows at Land of Legends Raceway and Woodhull Raceway, the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour will take the weekend off before preparing for the Fonda Speedway event taking place on Saturday, May 25.

After two events, Davie Franek and Joe Trenca are tied atop of the point standings at 279 each. Franek is coming off a win this past weekend at Woodhull Raceway and an eighth-place finish at Land of Legends while Trenca has finished fourth at both events.

In 2019, points are being awarded to full-time PST members ONLY and not temporary members. For example, if a temporary member were to finish second in an event and a full-time member would finish third, the third-place driver would receive second place points. Every full time PST member would be scored up a spot in this situation. The A-Main finish pay out however still remains the same.

Jordan Thomas currently rides in third in the point standings coming off a career best third at Land of Legends and a sixth at Woodhull. Completing the top five in points are Jonathan Preston (271) and Jeff Trombley (267).

After a one season hiatus, the Patriots are back at the Fonda Speedway located in Fonda, NY which is now under the promotional operation of Brett Deyo. They will head to the Montgomery County fairgrounds on Saturday, May 25 for the Earl Halaquist Memorial, an event that pays $3,000 to win and $300 to qualify. Lap money will also awarded.

Those who wish to purchase a lap can contact Tom Schmeh via facebook or email at iowabasedtraveler@yahoo.com.

The Patriots will conclude racing in the Month of May by visiting the Ransomville Speedway on Friday, May 31.

For up to date Patriot Sprint Tour information, please be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com and to connect with us on facebook, Instagram and twitter.

Patriot Sprint Tour Championship Standings: 1) 98-Joe Trenca (279) 1) 28F- Davie Franek (279) 3) 79-Jordan Thomas (273) 4) 22-Jonathan Preston (271) 5) 3a-Jeff Trombley (267) 6) 47-Kyle Drum (264) 7) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni (259) 8) 45-Chuck Hebing (257) 9) 35-Jared Zimbardi (247) 10) 121-Steve Glover (228) 11) 49-Scott Kreutter (201) 12) 36-Steve Doell (198)

 

 

DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car Clash this Saturday!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 14, 2019) – It will be a clash for the ages at Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday night with the United Rebel Sprint Series making its second stop of the season atop the 3/8-mile clay oval to take on the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars.

While the DCRP and URSS Sprint Cars battle it out, a full slate of championship chase action including IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMA Hobby Stocks will round out the card that gets under way at 7:30 p.m.

It marks the opening leg of a weekend double with the second round of Micro and Kart action taking place atop the 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.

Ness City native Luke Cranston topped the opening event of the year for the URSS and DCRP Sprint Cars on April 6, outlasting Koby Walters and Taylor Velasquez for victory honors.

Brian Herbert and defending track champion Steven Richardson have topped subsequent DCRP Sprint Car events with Cranston holding the DCRP Sprint Car points lead by just 19 points over Richardson with others among the top five also including Jeremy Huish, Tyler Knight and Jordan Knight.

Dodge City’s Herbert leads the URSS ranks into the night with a slim four-point over Zach Blurton with Kade Hagans, Tracey Hill and Aaron Ploussard also among the early top five.

While Cranston leads the way in the DCRP Sprint Car ranks through the opening three rounds of action, other early leaders in the DCRP championship races include Clay Sellard in IMCA Modifieds, Dakota Sproul in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Angel Munoz in IMCA Stock Cars and Cody Ghumm in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

While Clay Money has topped two of three IMCA Modified features thus far, past track champion Clay Sellard of Bucklin has opened up a 51-point advantage over Jesse Smith and defending track champion Nick Link.

Dakota Sproul holds a 17-point advantage over Brian May and reigning champ Jeff Kaup on the strength of two IMCA Sport Modified scores while Colorado’s Angel Munoz has topped two out of three as well in the IMCA Stock Car ranks to establish a 54-point lead over Ondre Rexford.

The closest battle in the early going is in the IMCA Hobby Stocks with Cody Ghumm just three points ahead of Duane Wahrman with two-time and reigning champion Reagan Sellard just another 11 points back in third.

Tickets to Saturday night’s URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Car Clash are just $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.

In total, the 2019 season atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval is slated for 18 nights of action along with another eight Sunday cards atop the newly-constructed 1/7-mile Little DCRP clay oval.

The complete slate of 2019 events at DCRP is available at https://www.dodgecityraceway.com/schedule/.

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

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.

 

 

Get Your 30th Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction Banquet Tickets Today!

The 30th Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction festivities will be held Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, here in Knoxville, Iowa! Pre-ordering your banquet tickets will save you $5! Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door.

One of the highlights of the weekend includes the attendance of previous National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees, making the Friday, May 31, festivities at the museum a “must attend” event. This year, that will be elevated with a screening of the documentary, “The Legend of Stan Bowman” in the museum’s theater on the second floor. Stan Bowman rose to quick prominence, winning with USAC at Eldora, before tragedy struck in Terre Haute. Several of his contemporaries including Johnny Rutherford and Mario Andretti are featured. The film is tentatively scheduled to screen at 5 p.m. John Lucas, one of the makers of the piece, and author of “The Bravest of them All - The Legend of Stan Bowman” will be in attendance.

In celebration of our 30th year, refreshments will be provided follow the screening. At 7 p.m., our annual past inductees round-table discussion begins on the museum’s second floor! The reception and gathering of previous inductees always includes an open mic discussion with plenty of stories, true or fabricated! The reception is FREE and open to the public. We will again be treated to a night of stories from some of the greats of the sport. Tom Bigelow, Shane Carson, Ray Lee Goodwin, Lynn Paxton, Bill Utz and Steve Stapp are just a few of our Hall of Fame inductees who have expressed their intention on attending. Don’t miss it!

Saturday, will mark the 30th Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction banquet. The banquet will begin at Noon, and again be held at the Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville. Those individuals being inducted for their career achievements include: Drivers – Richard Griffin, Jason Johnson and Stevie Smith; Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors – M.A. Brown and C.K. Spurlock; Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors - Thomas J. Schmeh and Greg Stephens; and Pre-1945 Era – “Wild” Bill Endicott. Hall of Fame inductee Pat Sullivan, and Dave Hare, from BAPS and the EMMR, will emcee the event. Following Saturday’s induction, inductees’ families and friends are invited back to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s second floor for the unveiling of the new inductees’ plaques.

Tickets for Saturday’s induction banquet are $25 and can be ordered by contacting Lori DeMoss at 641-842-6176 or by e-mail at LDeMoss@SprintCarHoF.com. Walk-up banquet tickets will cost $30. The banquet will again be held at Noon in the Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa. Festivities will get underway with a catered luncheon from Rib Shack.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour

This Friday nights event at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare will be a full Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards point show, while Saturday’s program features a special format and will award show-up points only.

The top-four finishers in the main event on opening night will be locked into Saturday’s Pole Shuffle and the way you finish Friday is how you are seeded going into Saturday. There will be no qualifying for SCCT on Saturday night.

Event organizer Peter Murphy wanted to tie both nights together for the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and with a lot of special things planned for Saturday, eliminating qualifying should help save some time and extra abuse on the surface. Drivers meeting will be held at 4pm both nights with cars on track shortly after. We are shooting to have the first heat race on track at 6pm.

Opening night will be a standard $2,500-to-win/ $400-to-start SCCT purse, with Saturday’s finale handing out $5,000-to-win and a stout $800-to-start. Each position down the line has been doubled for the final night. Teams that have not missed a race up to this point are eligible for the $500 Kyle Larson Racing Bonus if they can win the main event either night.

Fast time will hand out $500 cash on Friday, plus the usual prizes from Quick Time Mortgage ($100 cash) and ADCO Driveline & Custom Exhaust ($100 certificate).

The Hard Charger Award on Saturday will be $500 cash plus the usual $200 certificate from Pit Stop USA. The Pole Shuffle on Saturday will be $500 cash to win plus the normal $100 cash from High Sierra Industries. The Hard Luck Award will pay $500 cash plus the usual prize from CRV Carbon Solutions and the Longest Haul will receive $500 cash as well. The standard Sprint Car Challenge Tour muffler rule will also be utilized each night. As a reminder for teams, Kingpin Tethers are now required for competition. To view a list of approved tethers visit https://www.sprintcarchallengetour.com/rules

We hope everyone has a safe trip down and look forward to seeing you all this Friday and Saturday at the Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway! Peter has once again gone above and beyond to put together a great payout for the teams and a great show for the fans.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Maneuvers to Top 10 During World of Outlaws Race at Eldora

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 14, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi earned a top-10 finish last Friday at Eldora Speedway, marking his best-ever result during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at the half-mile oval.

Scelzi guided the Bernie Steubgen owned sprint car to the seventh quickest qualifying time in his group as the 49 drivers were split into two groups. Scelzi then finished where he started - third - in a heat race to lock into the 14th starting position in the A Main.

"We were pretty good," he said. "It was a difficult format, but we made the feature through the heat race.

"We worked the bottom and got going early in the feature. I got to eighth or ninth about 15 laps in and then just rode. The lanes closed up on the bottom as guys were racing side by side in front of me."

Scelzi's ninth-place finish was his ninth top 10 of the season.

The momentum continued on Saturday as Scelzi qualified fourth quickest in his group and he was leading a heat race midway through when rain invaded the area. The remainder of the program rained out.

Scelzi will continue to race with the Outlaws this Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., during the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., during the Morgan Cup. Wednesday will mark his debut at Lincoln Speedway. Scelzi became the youngest winner in World of Outlaws history last September by winning at Williams Grove Speedway.

"I think it'll be a good show all week," he said. "All the good cars will be there, the Outlaws and the PA Posse. In a way the win helps to give confidence, but you can have a good showing one time and be in the B Main the next time. It's a different car, motor, wings, etc., so we'll see how it shakes out."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 10 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 9 (14).

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 9 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene and Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Meridian Steel

Meridian Steel manufactures steel for a variety of uses, including 80 percent of the steel used by Scelzi Enterprises. For more information, visit http://www.MeridianSteel.com.

"Meridian Steel has been a part of our family team for a few years and we've thoroughly enjoyed their friendship as well as their support," Scelzi said.

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

 

 

Pokorski Motorsportstallies another top-10 showing

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 14, 2019 –Paul Pokorski and his Pokorski Motorsports team made the most of the hand they were dealt during Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car racing action at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 11.

On an unseasonably cold evening, ultra dry-slick track conditions proved to limit the overall level of competition among the entire 40-car field. However, Pokorski still managed to place second in his heat race and register a sixth-place showing in the 25-lap A-main to secure the team’s second straight top-10 A-main finish at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

After lining up fourth in the first PDTR 360 sprint car heat race, Pokorski used the high groove to power around Bill Taylor and secure third place on lap one. On lap 2, the 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association Masters Series champion worked his way around Chris Flick to take over second.

Pokorski cut Nich Melis’ full straightaway lead to five car lengths by lap 8. However, he ran out of the laps and posted a second-place showing to gain a berth in the A main.

The West Bend driver rolled off from the sixth starting spot in the A main and maintained his position in the early going while dueling with Nich Melis for sixth place. After a lap 13 restart, Pokorski ducked under Melis to move into fifth on lap 14. One lap later, Tim Haddy ventured to the high grove of the rubber-down racing surface to seize fifth and shuffle Pokorski back to sixth in the running order.

Pokorski held is spot over the final 10 laps as the majority of the field ran in single file formation along the rubber-down inside lane on the way to a sixth-place finish behind race winner Josh Walter.

“I was happy with the car all night again,” Pokorski said. “I knew the track would take rubber at some point in the first 10 laps and there is only so much you can do when the track rubbers down.”

After placing third and sixth in the first two A-mains of the 2019 season, Pokorski currently stands at the top of the PDTR 360 Sprint Car point standings with 162 points, six points ahead of Tim Haddy and 10 points in front of 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Brandon McMullen.

This Saturday May 18 the Pokorski Motorsports team will return to action at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. Along with the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, PDTR will welcome the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions national touring 410 Sprint Car series for a combined points event with the regional touring Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series.

Retired NASCAR legend and All Star series owner Tony Stewart will compete, along with three-time World of Outlaws Series champion Sammy Swindell and host of other top national and regional drivers.

Pokorski is looking forward to a memorable night of racing.

“I’m hoping for warm weather and a little more moisture in the track, so it doesn’t rubber down,” Pokorski said. “If that happens, it will be a great night on Saturday. I am hoping the crowd is good. It always adds to the excitement when the grandstand is packed. I'm thinking there should be 80 sprint cars in the pits.”

Spectator gates open at 3 p.m. for advance general admission ticket holders and 4 p.m. for those purchasing tickets on race day. On-track action is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.

Sponsors for the 2019 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Gasroots Project, Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company. For more information on Pokorski Motorsports,check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com. Pokorski Motorsports SponsorShowcase – Goeden’s Auto Body

As one of Pokorski Motorsports’ longest-running and most-valued sponsors, Goeden’s Auto Body, located at 2417 Highway 28 East in Kewaskum, has been in business since 1971. In 2015, David “Dusty” Goeden took over ownership of the family-owned business.

Goeden’s Auto Body specializes in quality, top-notch auto body repair, with a focus on collision work. Goeden’s also offers classic vehicle restoration and rust repair. In addition, it will work with all insurance companies. Goeden’s Auto Body uses PPG paints and clear coats, offers towing services and a locked fenced storage area. Continuing the Goeden Auto Body tradition, free loaner cars are also available.

“At Goeden’sAuto Body, we were born to perform,” Dave “Dusty” Goeden, Goeden’s Auto Body owner said. “With over 50 years of doing business and our racing involvement on and off the track, we know how to treat our customers like winners. With every job, we push ourselves to improve our performance and deliver a winning product. We work with all insurance companies, provide free computerized estimates and loaner vehicles while we repair your vehicle. Give us a call when you need a tow or some auto body work. Remember you, not your insurance company, have the right to choose where to take your vehicle for repairs.”

For more information on Goeden’sAuto Body, call 262-334-2759 or e-mail goedenauto@gmail.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970. 2019 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule Saturday, May 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, May 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, June 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Sunday, June 2 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis. Saturday, June 8 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis.

2019 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers Total Events – 2 MSA events – 2 IRA events - 0 A Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 1 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 2 Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

Kerry Madsen and Big Game Motorsports Heading to All Star Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 14, 2019) - Kerry Madsen is going back to the comfort of a car that he's guided to a pair of podiums when the KI Crossbows sponsored Big Game Motorsports team ventures to Wisconsin this weekend.

The team pulled out a brand new car for last weekend's World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at Eldora Speedway. Madsen placed 19 th on Friday before Saturday's finale rained out.

"We took a new car to the track and couldn't get our head around it so we'll put that one aside," he said. "There's so many combinations in a team. We thought we'd try it."

Madsen noted the team will go back to the same sprint car in which he ran second and third at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this season beginning this weekend at Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races on Friday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot; on Saturday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth; and on Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie.

"It's pretty nice for us with a reasonably local tow and they're pretty close to each other," he said. "You play it as it comes, but I don't see any reason why we shouldn't be competing up front."

Madsen charged from 14th to a seventh-place outing in 2014 to earn the Hard Charger Award during his most recent visit to Wilmot Raceway. Saturday will mark his debut at Plymouth Dirt Track and technically Sunday will be his debut at Angell Park Speedway, where he competed during the World of Outlaws show that was rained out last year.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 10 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 19 (19).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis.; Saturday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis.; and Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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White Earns Runner-Up Result to Build Momentum Entering Michigan Debut

Inside Line Promotions - WICHITA FALLS, Texas (May 14, 2019) - Harli White heads to Michigan this weekend on the heels of a podium finish.

White charged from fifth to win a heat race before she captured a runner-up result last Saturday at Monarch Motor Speedway during a Sprint Bandits Series show.

"I was trying to take the lead when I got collected in a lapped car spinning and had to go to the back of the field," she said. "That was about halfway. There were a lot of cautions and red flags. The main deal was avoiding wrecks. I slowly creeped my way up there. The track was one lane so by the time I got up there we ran out of laps. It was really hard to pass. I feel like we should have won, but it wasn't our time."

The stout rebound capped a weekend that began the previous night at Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., where White maneuvered from seventh to fifth place in an ASCS Sooner Region heat race before she won the B Main. Unfortunately, White was involved in an opening-lap incident that ended her night early with a 20th-place result.

"I slowed down because I saw a spinning car and we got smoked from behind," she said. "With all the damage we pulled in and called it a night."

Next up is White's debut in Michigan this Friday and Saturday when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour visits I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa.

"It looks like a really racy, faster track," said White, who noted she'd seen a video of the oval. "The locals there are pretty tough as well. It'll be interesting to see how many cars we have. We'll race hard and see what happens.

"One of the fun things about racing the ASCS National Tour is you get to go to new tracks. It's fair game for everyone so that evens the playing field. Plus, it's good to hit new tracks to get our name out there as well as ASCS. Hopefully that opens doors for other tracks to book races in the future."

White will have merchandise available for sale at the RacinBoys apparel trailer at all Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events. She also has some merchandise available at her race trailer.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 10 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 20 (15).

May 11 - Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas - Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 2 (2).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., 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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc.

Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., is an oilfield truck hauling business located in Lindsay, Okla.

"Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., which is owned by my dad, has been going for 20-plus years," Harli White said. "My dad works very hard. He is my main sponsor so I can't thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., enough for the enormous support."

White would also like to thank Dustin's Dream, Life of Hope Ministries, The Mower Shop, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, PXP Racewear, Choice Builders, Peak Energy, FK Rod Ends, Cole Agency, Allstar Performance, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Shiners Hospitals for Children, Mach-1 Chassis and Chick Magnet Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Captures Hard Charger Award During Eldora Opener

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 14, 2019) - Kraig Kinser earned the Hard Charger Award last Friday at Eldora Speedway after he gained a dozen positions in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series A Main.

"Getting the Hard Charger is always something to be happy about," he said. "I was fortunate some holes opened up when I needed them to and it gave me a chance to get going really quick."

Kinser qualified 13th quickest in his group and placed fifth in a heat race before securing the sixth-and-final transfer position into the main event. He continued to improve during the main event, charging from 24 th to a 12th-place finish.

Saturday's finale rained out.

Kinser and the World of Outlaws continue east this week to compete on Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., during the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene; on Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., during the Morgan Cup; and on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., during the Empire State Challenge.

"It's a tough couple of weeks with the amount of races and the competition," he said. "You want to get started off good so we're focused on running well Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway."

Kinser posted a 25th-place outing at Lincoln Speedway last season. His best result at Williams Grove Speedway last year was 15 th. He scored an 11th-place finish during his lone visit to Weedsport Speedway last season.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 10 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 6 (7); Feature: 12 (24).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 12 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene; Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup; and Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Engler Machine & Tool, Inc.

Established in 1980, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., builds fuel injection systems, custom made pulling chassis, gears, shafts, specialty CNC products, racing engines and some custom machining. For more information, visit http://www.EnglerMachine.com.

"Being in Indiana it's a great fit and we work well together," Kinser said. "They are always there if we need their help with anything. Tim Engler has been great to our team and family throughout the years."

Kinser would also like to thank Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Profile by Sanford, Sander Engineering, Schoenfeld Headers, Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp, FK Rod Ends, Wilwood Brakes, DRC Chassis, Allstar Performance, Southern Pacific Farms, The Race Shack, Paint by Steve, VanHorn Racing Graphics, Wings Unlimited, KSE Racing Products, Crow Enterprises, MSD Ignition, Bell Helmets, Fel-Pro Performance Gaskets, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Dyer's Top Rods, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Racing Optics, Aerodine Composites Group, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Integra Racing Shocks and Rallye Auto & Truck Sales for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Traveling to Jackson Motorplex and Junction Motor Speedway This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (May 14, 2019) - Jack Dover is hopeful the weather cooperates better this weekend than last, when all three of his racing options rained out.

This week Dover is planning on venturing to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday for a Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series event before heading to Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on Saturday for a Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints show.

Dover will drive for Rick and Chris Bowers at Jackson Motorplex, where he scored three feature victories and earned five podiums and six top fives in eight races last season.

"I'm pretty excited to go back there," he said. "We had a lot of wins and good runs there last year. I think there will be stiffer competition this year because the races pay more, but I think we have a good chance at winning."

Dover will be back in his own sprint car on Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway. He won both starts at the track last year.

"We had really good speed," he said. "We'll go back to our notebook and see how close our setup is and go from there."

Dover enters the weekend with four top 10s in his last five races.

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Saturday at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Trail Performance Coatings Inc.

Trail Performance Coatings Inc., which is based in Papillion, Neb., specializes in powder coating, ceramic coating, Teflon coating and engine coating. For more information, visit http://www.TrailPerformance.com .

"Trail Performance Coatings Inc. has supported our team since 2005," Dover said. "Josh Trail has become much more than a sponsor. He's a friend and we're happy to work with him and everyone at Trail Performance Coatings Inc."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Wilson Bound for Wisconsin This Weekend for All Star Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 14, 2019) - A trio of bullrings is on tap for Greg Wilson this weekend.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road backed team will join the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions for events on Friday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis.; on Saturday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis.; and on Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis.

"I've been to Wilmot and Angell Park, but it will be my debut at Plymouth," he said. "They're all tiny bullrings. I'm excited to do some short track racing three nights in a row. When I've been there before we've done pretty well on the short track stuff, especially there they get pretty racy and seem to fit what we do."

Wilson earned an 11th-place result last year at Wilmot Raceway during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series show.

He charged from 23rd to 16th in 2016 during his debut at Angell Park Speedway.

"I hope the weather holds off so we can get all the racing in," he said. "It's been a tough year weather-wise. Last weekend I felt like the second night we changed stuff up and could have learned something, but it didn't happen because of being rained out."

Wilson tackled a World of Outlaws event at Eldora Speedway last weekend. Following a rough outing on Friday he had high hopes to gain on his program Saturday, but the race rained out during the heat races.

"We've changed some things and I'm not sure if it will be better or worse," he said. "I felt like after Friday our qualifying time hurt us, but we weren't necessarily way off. The track was good all night long. It made it really hard to make up spots and recover. On Saturday we changed some stuff and got qualifying in. We weren't very good and I went in a different direction. As limited as we've been racing you have to take pretty big swings at it to figure out what's going on. Unfortunately, we didn't get to learn as much with rain cancelling the night early."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 10 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 13 (13).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis.; Saturday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis.; and Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Gear Off Road

Gear Off Road, which is based in Southern California, is dedicated toward building wheels for the off-road enthusiast. For more information, visit http://www.GearOffRoad.com.

"Gear Off Road has been a big part of the growth of our team," Wilson said. "Not only do they offer a top-notch product, the process is geared toward customer satisfaction. We're thrilled with our partnership with Gear Off Road and look forward to success together for many years."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Callies, Magtech Ignition, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Racing Products, Redlined Welding & Construction, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Edens Continues Consistency for Swindell SpeedLab eSports Team

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (May 14, 2019) - James Edens led the Swindell SpeedLab eSports Team to a podium finish on Monday evening during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series iRacing event at Williams Grove Speedway.

Edens' third-place result was his sixth top five and eighth top 10 in the eight races this season. He continues to rank third in the championship standings - only six points out of second place and 80 behind the leader.

"Early on, there was a lot of moisture on the track, and you could run pretty much anywhere," Edens said in a post-race press release by iRacing. "I think we just found the middle there in (turns) one and two, but at the end of the night we were way too loose. That's why we were so good early on, but at just about halfway there it completely went away from us."

Other A Main finishers for the Swindell SpeedLab eSports Team include: Chase Cabre posted his fourth top 10 of the season with a seventh-place run, Adam Elby ended 15th and Cole Cabre was 20th.

Elby ranks seventh in the championship standings - only 19 points ahead of Chase Cabre.

The second-to-final race on the World of Outlaws iRacing schedule is next Monday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kEHF9aNcHsMdBZaCTWDNw

SWINDELL SPEEDLAB eSPORTS TEAM TWITTER HANDLES -

Chase Cabre: https://twitter.com/CabreChase

Cole Cabre: https://twitter.com/ColeCabre12

Adam Elby: https://twitter.com/Adam74Elby

James Edens: https://twitter.com/edens52

Brennan Rogers: https://twitter.com/BrennanRogers20

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - High Performance Lubricants

High Performance Lubricants chooses the best base oils combined with the highest quality additives. The end result is a significant improvement in oil life and wear reductions compared to others. For more information, visit http://www.HPLubricants.com .

"They manufacture oil, rear end grease, glass cleaner, everything you can think of," Swindell said. "It's a one-stop business for all your chemical needs. That's what we baby oil the car at the track with. That's what we wash the car with. We have it in our engine and our rear end. We're able to go more nights on engine oil. High Performance Lubricants produces great products."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Mike Curb and Curb Records, South Bay, Rossie Feed & Grain, Wiser Organics, Tim Walker Real Estate, Hopf Farms, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Premier Truck Group, TWRentToOwn.com, Gatewood Concrete, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, Bell Helmets, DIRTVision, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell SpeedLab for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Scores Second Straight Top Five and Career-Best Result at Woodhull

Inside Line Promotions - WOODHULL, N.Y. (May 14, 2019) - Joe Trenca charged to a career-best result at Woodhull Raceway last Saturday.

The fourth-place finish for the Mucci Motorsports driver also marked the first time in his sprint car career that he has garnered back-to-back top fives to start a season.

"It feels good," he said. "It goes back to the offseason of scaling down and really focusing on making ourselves better, but sticking to our baseline. I think I'm driving harder and smarter than I ever have. A lot of it is we're scaling back so we have more time to think about it and prepare for each race."

Trenca kicked off the Patriot Sprint Tour event by advancing from fifth to fourth place in a heat race. He then finished where he started - fourth - in the dash to line up on the outside of the sixth row for the A Main.

"We tried a few things and got onto something that we liked," he said. "We kept chipping away and come feature-time we were really good. I went around the top of everybody. I don't know what it is about New York, but everybody runs the bottom. We had a lot of cautions so it was tough to get rolling. My crew guy was signaling to rip the top. We did that and we started picking off cars pretty quickly. I wish we found it earlier. We passed for fourth on the last corner."

Trenca capped the night with a fourth-place outing.

He is slated for a busy three-race weekend beginning with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints races on Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., and Saturday at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y. The weekend wraps up on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., during the Empire State Challenge with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"I'm excited to go to two of my favorite tracks in the 360 and we get to run with the Outlaws on Sunday," he said. "The whole family comes out to support us with it being so close to home. It should be a great weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 11 - Woodhull Raceway in Woodhull, N.Y. - Heat race: 4 (5); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 4 (12).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., and Saturday at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y., with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Total Seal Piston Rings

Total Seal, which is based in Phoenix, Ariz., is the leader in piston ring technology. For more information, visit http://www.TotalSeal.com.

"We've used Total Seal products for many years and we really appreciate all of their support throughout my racing career," Trenca said.

Trenca would like to thank Mucci Motorsports, Mid Country Machinery, National Parts Peddler, Weld Wheels, Stars and Stripes Tool Inc., Seals-It, Schoenfeld Headers, FK Rod Ends, Fast Axle, Wilwood Brakes, Pulse Racing Innovations, Curtis Berleue Photography, Shute's Water Systems, 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.

 

 

Price Produces Seventh-Place Finish During First-Ever Race in Michigan

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (May 14, 2019) - Robbie Price captured his best result of the season last Friday during his debut at I-96 Speedway.

Price finished seventh at the Great Lakes Super Sprints show, which was also his first visit to the state of Michigan.

"We had good speed all night," he said. "We qualified seventh overall and second in our group behind Tony Stewart. In the heat race the first start got called back so I got moved up to the front row. We won that to make the redraw."

Price followed the heat race victory by drawing the No. 5 during the feature redraw. That lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"We changed some stuff on the car and just didn't go enough," he said. "I got a little squirrelly on the start. I was as far back as 10th I think. I ran the bottom for the first five or six laps. Then I started ripping the top in turns three and four and started driving around cars.

"I got back to around seventh near the midpoint, but the rest of the race was plagued by yellows. We weren't that good on the short run. I got back to fifth on a restart and it got called back. We were good in traffic, but the last half of the race was just filled with cautions."

Price's seventh-place run gives him confidence and experience entering a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at I-96 Speedway this Friday and Saturday.

"That was the plan going up here," he said. "We were in Indy and it was the shortest drive without going way out of our way (after last weekend's ASCS National Tour race was cancelled because of wet weather). I was surprised with how tough the locals are. Michigan has a core group of drivers and some came from Ohio. The field was stout."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 10 - I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (3); Feature: 7 (5).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RPrice21

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rpracing21/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Skagit Speedway

Skagit Speedway is a high-banked dirt track located in Alger, Wash. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.

"It's awesome to have someone like Steve Beitler who spent time traveling the country and racing to support a team like ours as we're doing the same thing," Price said. "We're really looking forward to getting back to our home track next month to race at the Dirt Cup."

Price would like to thank Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shark Racing Engines, CARSTAR Leduc, Triple X Race Components, Highline Performance, Wildlight Motorsports Photography and Champion Brands for their continued support.

 

 

Hagar Aiming to Earn Third Hooker Hood Classic Win This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (May 14, 2019) - Derek Hagar will head to his home track of Riverside International Speedway this Saturday in search of his third Hooker Hood Classic victory.

"We've won this race twice now, which was back to back in 2015 and 2016," he said. "We're looking forward to it, especially since it'll be the first time we've been able to race at home all year."

Riverside International Speedway had a good amount of work done to it during the offseason. While the racing surface has been improved, new walls have also been put up around the track.

"I'm pretty anxious to see what the race is going to be like," Hagar said. "We always go into this weekend with high expectations. We know what we need to do. Now we just have to do it."

Hagar enters the weekend on the heels of his first victory of the season, which came in late April. It marked his third consecutive podium finish.

He earned a trio of podiums and six top fives last year in 360 and 305 competition at Riverside International Speedway. Hagar also posted his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series career-best result of 11th at the bullring.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Hooker Hood Classic.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - 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 approximately a decade.

DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink 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. For more information, visit http://www.DHRSuspension.com.

"I started DHR Suspension in 2015 and it has been fun to grow the business thanks to the support of so many racers," Hagar said. "Not only do we sell shocks, we can fix and rebuild them at a fair rate. Our clients win races around the country as well as in Australia. I'm excited to see DHR Suspension continue to grow year after year."

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Set for Lincoln Debut Before Tackling Peter Murphy Classic

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 14, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi has four races scheduled in two states across the country from each other this week.

Scelzi will pilot his family owned No. 41s on Wednesday when he makes his debut at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., during the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"My biggest goal is to be able to get more nights in to better our program," he said. "With everything being completely different than it's been before I need time in it to get comfortable. I look forward to being able to work with the guys and improve our program."

Scelzi will then travel to his home state of California to tackle the Peter Murphy Classic on Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. He will drive for Roth Motorsports during the marquee event.

"I'm really looking forward to the Peter Murphy Classic," he said. "I get to run the 360 on Friday and the 410 and 360 on Saturday. Even though we've been very consistent and fast, we're still meshing. We're gaining on it so I'm excited to jump back in it.

"Over the last couple of years I've had good speed in Tulare and we've shown promise. That makes you feel good. It's one of the most difficult tracks in the country. You have to be on your game as a driver and with the race car. I'm going there with high hopes and high expectations."

SEASON STATS -

15 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Peter Murphy Classic

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 - Red Line Oil

Red Line Synthetic Oil provides technical support and more than 100 quality products, including motor oils, gear oils, assembly lubes, fuel additives and WaterWetter to the automotive, motorcycle, marine and industrial markets. For more information, visit http://www.RedLineOil.com.

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

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

 

 

Hill Hoping for Dry Weather as I-96 Speedway Debut is on Tap

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (May 14, 2019) - Alex Hill has her fingers crossed for drier weather as she looks forward to visiting I-96 Speedway for the first time in her career this weekend during a doubleheader with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"The rain is really getting annoying, especially with all the traveling I've been doing and then not being able to race," said Hill, who is a full-time college student in Los Angeles. "Last week I flew to Dallas to meet my dad and we were going to take the motor home to I-30 Speedway, only about four hours away. But when the races were canceled, we drove 22 hours back home to Canada. I spent Saturday night there and then flew back to L.A. on Sunday."

With the soggy weather hopefully behind her, Hill is excited for her first visit to I-96 Speedway this weekend.

"I've never been to I-96, but I'm looking forward to going there," she said. "I watched the video of my teammate, Dylan (Westbrook), racing there last weekend. It looks a bit larger than most tracks, which is what I like. It was also slick, which is sometimes kind of difficult for me.

"But I'm up for the challenge. Maybe Dylan can help me out with some tips. He'll be at our home track (Ohsweken Speedway) on Friday, but he'll be at I-96 on Saturday."

Unfortunately, the recent cancellations have come at a time when Hill's performance on the track was progressing.

"While the first part of our season didn't go as well as we would've liked, we've been doing better lately," she said. "I've been focusing on driving harder and being more aggressive earlier in the night. We've been drawing better, too, which always helps."

Hill is also looking forward to dealing with fewer travel issues as her sophomore year at school draws to a close.

"I just took my last in-class final," she said. "My mom and sister are here now and we're leaving to go back home on Wednesday. It'll be nice to be home for the summer."

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., 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 Gas and Convenience,Tony Stewart Racing, Ackland Insurance, Cool Chassis, Lettrage Pixel, XYZ Machining, Fisher Racing Engines, Strodes BBQ and Deli, Allstar Performance, PPM Racing Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Original Traders Energy, Total Rentals, PAC Racing Springs, Wilwood, DMI, MicroBlue, Vortex Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products and Brown & Miller Racing Solutions for their continued support.

 

 

Masse Scores Pair of Top-10 Finishes at Castrol Raceway During Season Debut

Inside Line Promotions - EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (May 14, 2019) - Cody Masse advanced each night to earn a pair of top-10 finishes during his season debut last Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway.

The solid runs came in spite of challenges with a mechanical problem throughout most of the weekend.

"It was a good start to the season for us," he said. "We had a bit of a mechanical issue, but that can happen when you have new stuff. I'm confident we'll get it figured out and running right."

Masse began the NSA Series doubleheader on Friday by qualifying seventh quickest out of 17 cars. That lined him up on the pole in his heat race.

"The race started okay and I ran second for a while," he said. "Then the engine started losing power in the second half of the race and we faded back and eventually finished sixth."

The team addressed the issue and Masse returned to the track for the feature, in which he started 11th.

"I had a poor start and lost a few positions," he said. "But the car ran well and I spent the rest of the race gaining those spots back and eventually ended with a ninth-place finish, which was a solid start to our year."

Masse returned to the track with confidence for Saturday's event. He started fifth in his heat race.

"I had to dodge a spinner on the first lap and that dropped us to the back so again we had to fight our way forward," he said. "About midway through the race the engine began running just a little bit off again and we finished where we started."

Masse began the feature in the 11th starting spot for the second night in a row.

"We made some more changes to the engine after the heat race and thought we had it figured out," he said. "We had a really good car for about the first five or six laps of the feature. It was handling well, the engine was running strong and we were able to pick up a couple of spots. But as the race went on, the same problem returned and we weren't able to advance any further and we finished eighth."

The team will strive to diagnose and resolve the mechanical gremlin this week.

"I'll check with the engine builder and hopefully he'll have some ideas," Masse said. "I'm confident we'll get it fixed and I know we'll have a really fast race car because it was fast when it ran well.

"The one thing that makes it tough to fix is that the issue didn't occur until a number of laps into a race, so it's not something that we can tell is fixed in the shop. We won't know until we've been on the track for a bit."

Next up on Masse's racing schedule is a doubleheader this Friday and Saturday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the NSA Series.

"I'm excited to go back to Great Falls," he said. "We have more experience there than at any other track. We're at the point now where our experience there should benefit us. Hopefully our issue will be fixed and we'll have a good weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 10 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 6 (1); Feature: 9 (11).

May 11 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 8 (11).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., with the NSA Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cody_Masse

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Masse-Racing-244487932229555/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - RE/MAX - Gary Klassen

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"Gary has been Masse Racing's longest tenured supporter," Masse said. "The No. 35m sprint car has never taken to the track without Gary Klassen's name and RE/MAX's signature logo emblazoned on its nose wing. We sincerely appreciate everything Gary has done for our race team these past seven years."

Masse would also like to thank DaVinci Signs, Beaches Pub and Grill, Canadian Tire Lethbridge South, Dunlop Ford, D.A. Building Systems, Critical Hazard, Silver Automotive, Flaman Rentals, Royal Taxi, C.E.P. Automotive, Noble Powder Coating, Kustom Auto Body, AMSOIL and Kawneer Lethbridge for their continued support.

 

 

Paul Nienhiser Back in Jacksonville Speedway Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA: Able to sneak in a night of racing on Friday night at the nearby Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL, Paul Nienhiser climbed back in the Caleb Wankel owned 305ci machine, and picked up his third win of the season.

“We made a last minute decision to hit Jacksonville Speedway on Friday night, and it ended up paying off for us,” Nienhiser said. “The track prep crew has that placed so good right now, its quickly becoming my favorite places to race.”

Drawing the second row for heat race action, Nienhiser had the elbows up as he quickly worked into second. With the track still fast early in the night, Nienhiser couldn’t close in on the leader as he settled for second.

Sitting second in points once preliminary action was completed, Nienhiser would find himself on the front row for the 20-lap feature event.

Dragging racing the pole sitter into turn one, Nienhiser would get on the cushion and sail around to rocket into the race lead. Out in front, Nienhiser simply would not be denied on this night.

With a very strong car underneath him, the Chapin, IL driver hit his marks lap after lap, and turned in a dominating performance, as he would again park in Jacksonville Speedway victory lane.

“We really have Caleb’s car running great right now,” Nienhiser added. “It is a blast racing with friends, and I am extremely excited to get him another win.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-7, Wins-3, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-6

ON TAP: Nienhiser is hoping to get back to racing this weekend with either the All Star Circuit of Champions or the MOWA.

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

 

 

Tough Ending to Friday Night Sees Tanner Carrick Finish 13th at “Knepper Memorial”

PETERSEN MEDIA: Friday night at Belle-Clair Speedway, Tanner Carrick would have a super fast Keith Kunz Motorsports machine underneath him but a late race incident relegated him to a 13th place finish.

“We had a really fast car on Friday night,” Tanner Carrick said. “Even though the top was really tricky and treacherous I was able to make it work for the most part. I did bicycle and get out of shape and one point, and then we got collected in a wreck and ultimately fell back to 13th.”

Racing his way to a heat race win aboard the Craftsman/CVC/TRD backed entry, Carrick would line up fifth in the 28th Annual Knepper Memorial feature event. With the top being tricky, Carrick seemed to be up to the challenge, as he would go top shelf and work his way forward.

Racing his way into the third position, Carrick would continue to look for more as he closed in on the lead pack. Battling for second, the cushion would bite the Lincoln, CA driver as he would bicycle his mount and fall back to the seventh position.

Riding around in the seventh, Carrick would hold steady inside the Top-10 as the laps clicked down. With contact ensuing in front of him on the race’s final laps, Carrick would find himself with nowhere to go and get in on the unfortunate action as his night would end with a 13th place finish.

“I can’t thank the KKM guys enough for giving me a really fast car,” Carrick said. “I wish we could have finished better, but wrong place, wrong time.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-13, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-4

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick and the Keith Kunz Motorsports team will be in Granite City, IL this Friday and Saturday night for USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series action.

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

 

 

Eldora Top-10 for Ian Madsen

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ian Madsen and the KCP Racing team were able to sneak in one race over the weekend in between rain drops, and in that one race at Eldora Speedway, Madsen pocketed his eighth Top-10 of the season as he took the checkered flag 10th on Friday night.

“This weather has been something else this year, and it has certainly made things tough to get into a rhythm but everyone is dealing with the same circumstances,” Ian Madsen said. “I thought Friday night went well overall aside from my awful drawing skills in the Dash.”

Friday night at the famed Eldora Speedway, Madsen opened the night up by timing the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed No. 18 machine in fourth quickest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Madsen would battle with Parker Price-Miller before he settled for second, and locked himself into the DirtVision Fast Pass Dash.

Pulling a six in Dash No. 2, Madsen would finish fifth, and find himself back in 10th to take the green flag for what would be the lone #LetsRace2 feature event of the weekend.

On the famed ½ mile oval, Madsen would have good night as he kept his KCP racing machine inside the Top-10 during much of the feature event as he battled the likes of young Gio Scelzi, and Brad Sweet.

On a frigid May night in Ohio, Madsen would essentially cap his rain shortened weekend with a 10th place finish.

“Thanks to my guys work working hard and giving me a good car on what was a pretty brutal night,” Madsen noted. “Hopefully warm, dry weather is on the horizon and we can get back to racing every weekend.”

Ian and his KCP Racing team would like to thank Logan Contractors Supply Inc., Aspen Aire, Royal Flooring, Bobcat, Kline Electric, Ted’s Body Shop, Team Excavating, Greenland Homes, American Express, TammyHeckart.com, Quality Traffic Control, BergenKDV, P1 Race Wear, and BK Racing Titanium for their support this season.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-17, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 5, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing now head East. The team will be in action on Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway, Friday and Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway, and Sunday at Weedsport Speedway.

 

 

Blake Carrick 12th at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to 360ci racing over the weekend, Blake Carrick would work his way forward to score a 12th place finish on Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, one night after seeing his night get cut short at Silver Dollar Speedway.

“We had good speed again during both nights, but the driver made a couple of costly mistakes,” Blake Carrick said. “Friday I got off the edge and got into the wall ending our night, and on Saturday I tripped on the cushion and fell out of the top-10 late in the race.”

Saturday night at Placerville Speedway, Blake Carrick would hit the track 22nd out of 22 cars during qualifications and would manage to time the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil No. 38B entry in 16th fastest.

Missing out on the heat race inversion, the Lincoln, CA driver would finish eighth in his heat race and find himself mired deep in the field in the feature event as he rolled off the starting grid from the 18th position.

Following some quick track work prior to the feature event, Carrick would like the changes to the surface as he would patiently carve his way through dense traffic. Scattered yellows led to double-file restarts, and Carrick would capitalize on those as he cracked the Top-10 and actually worked his way into the eighth position during the 25-lap feature.

Continuing to pound the cushion during the closing laps, Carrick would hang his right rear over the edge of the speedway, and it would force him to check up and give up a few spots.

Getting his entry gathered back up, Carrick would close the night out with a 12th place finish.

Friday night in Chico, CA, Carrick would lay down a great lap in time trials that saw him end up eighth on the speed chart. Racing to a second place finish in his heat race, ‘BOB’ would grid the field from the 11th starting position.

On a racy Silver Dollar Speedway, Carrick would get working as he looked for a spot inside the Top-10.

With the high side proving to be tricky, it would come back to bite Carrick on the 10th lap, as he would slide over the edge and get into the wall and bring his night to an early end.

“We are fast, and we are able to move forward and that is all I can ask for from my guys,” Carrick said. “If I limit mistakes, we will be okay. Definitely still learning, and driving against some talented guys.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, and Arai for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake Carrick is slated to travel to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA this Friday and Saturday night.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2

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

 

 

Ben Worth Backs Tulare Top-10 Up with Top-10 Run in Hanford, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Climbing back in the Tiner Hirst Development No. 94 on Saturday night in Hanford, CA, Ben Worth backed his performance from one week ago up with another Top-10 as he took the checkered flag with a ninth place finish.

“It was another really good night with the Tiner Hirst Enterprise team,” Ben Worth said. “I am getting more and more comfortable in the car with each and every lap and we are having a lot of fun.”

With 22 cars checked in for the Kings of Thunder event at Keller Auto Speedway, Worth would time the Tiner Hirst Development No. 94 machine in eighth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Moving into heat race action, the Coalinga, CA wheelman would find himself on the front row, needing to win to make it into the Dash. Battling with the likes of Landon Hurst and Steven Kent, Worth would finish in the third position which placed him in the fifth row for the 30-lap feature event.

Continuing to adapt to the THD machine, Worth would do a great job in the feature event as he kept his mount inside the Top-10 against a field of heavy hitters. Doing some moving and shaking of his own, Worth would cap his night off with a ninth place finish.

“Thanks to everyone who makes this possible for me,” Worth said. “Like I said, its fun getting more comfortable and gaining confidence lap after lap. Really excited about this weekend’s Peter Murphy Classic.”

The Tiner Hirst Enterprise Racing team would like to thank Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Larry Davis Farms, GP Development, Wright Process Systems, Fisher Racing Engines, SRP, Wilwood, XYZ Machine, DMI, HRP, Sway Away, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Sway Away, Schoenfeld, Warehouse Paint, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-2, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP: THE Development will be back in action again this Friday and Saturday night with Ben Worth during the Peter Murphy Classic in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tiner Hirst Enterprise by following along via Twitter @TinerHirstEnterprise, or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com/tinerhirstenterprise.

 

 

Macedo Mired by Steering Issue Saturday in Hanford, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA- Checking into Keller Auto Speedway on Saturday night for Kings of Thunder action, Cole Macedo would have a fast Tarlton Motorsports sprinter under him, but a late steering issue would end his night.

“We had a really fast car all night long, but we just had some bad luck,” Cole Macedo said. “Thanks to the Tarlton’s, Paul Baines, and my family for all their hard work, support, and effort.”

Going out late in time trials, Macedo would get all he could out of the Tarlton and Son, Inc./Executive Auto Sales/Pabco Gypsum backed No. 21x machine as he ended up timing in 12th quickest.

Pocketing a heat race win, Macedo would move into the Dash where a fifth place finish put him in the third row to start the 30-lap feature event. With a fast machine underneath him, Macedo would settle into the fourth position.

Continuing to work around the Keller Auto Speedway surface, Macedo would hang right in the lead pack until trouble struck on the 10th lap. Having a steering issue, Macedo’s machine would veer off the racing surface, and it would head back to the trailer and bring his night to an early end.

“It was a bummer to break, because I thought our car was really good,” Macedo added. “Fun to get back in Hanford and race, and big thanks to everyone that helps this Tarlton Motorsports team.”

The Tarlton Motorsports team would like to thank Tarlton and Son, Inc., Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, All Star Performance, and BG Lubricants for their support through the 2019 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-7, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-5.

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports will be in action this weekend in Tulare, CA with Ryan Bernal as they are set for the Peter Murphy Classic.

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

 

 

Sprint Car Challenge Tour heads for Peter Murphy Classic this Friday and Saturday in Tulare

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA – May 14, 2019…With excitement filling the air the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards is set to head for Central California this Friday and Saturday to take part in the sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway.

The Peter Murphy Classic has become one of the cornerstone weekends in California and a show that fans mark on their calendar from the get-go. For the first time ever the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will be in action both nights at the event this weekend. Each night will be co-sanctioned with the Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Car Series. Friday nights event will be full Sprint Car Challenge Tour points, while Saturday is show-up points only. The top-four finishers in the main event on opening night will be locked into Saturday’s Pole Shuffle and the way you finish Friday is how you are seeded going into Saturday. There will be no qualifying for SCCT on Saturday night.

The standard tour muffler rule will also be utilized each night. Opening night will be a standard $2,500-to-win/ $400-to-start SCCT purse, with Saturday’s finale handing out $5,000-to-win and a stout $800-to-start.

Competing alongside the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Friday May 17th will be the USAC West Coast Wingless 360 Sprinters, while the King of the West-NARC 410 Sprint Car Series blasts into the one-third mile clay oval on Saturday May 18th. The Peter Murphy Classic finale marks the first of four combo events that SCCT and KWS-NARC will take part in this season, which are guaranteed to be must see showcases!

This weekend’s event is organized by now retired racer Peter Murphy, who suffered injuries during a racing crash at the Antioch Speedway on July 20, 2013. The accident ultimately forced him to step out of the seat, having suffered a traumatic brain injury, ligament damage in his neck, shoulder and knees, along with a compressed T-3 vertebra. The following year he organized the inaugural Peter Murphy Classic and received rave reviews for it.

This season we celebrate the sixth anniversary of the event and it’s shaping up to be one of the best yet.

“I really want this weekend to be a memorable one for all the fans and teams once again,” said Murphy, who is originally from Australia and now resides in Clovis, CA. “I still can’t thank everyone enough for all they did after my accident. It was so humbling to have support from people all over the world. This is a way for me to continue giving back and show how much I appreciate the sport we all love.”

Defending Peter Murphy Classic champion Shane Golobic of Fremont leads the Sprint Car Challenge Tour standings into the sixth annual classic weekend. The former Trophy Cup titlist is the most recent winner in tour competition and holds an 18-point advantage over San Jose’s Tim Kaeding. Former Peter Murphy Classic winner Kyle Hirst of Paradise, Hollister’s Tony Gualda and recent Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial champion Justin Sanders round out the top-five in the standings. Sean Becker, Willie Croft, Andy Forsberg, Justyn Cox and Kyle Offill complete the top-10.

Commemorative Peter Murphy Classic shirts will be on sale at the event with proceeds going to the NARC Benevolent Fund, which aids injured drivers, crew members, officials and assisted Murphy immensely following his accident. There will again be a victory podium made up with champagne to help celebrate the winners in style. It will surely be a victory presentation that fans want to witness and gather around for.

Adult reserved grandstand seats for the Peter Murphy Classic cost $30 each night, while general admission bleacher tickets are $25 each night. Kids 6-12 will be $15 in the grandstands and $13 in the bleachers. Senior grandstand seats will be $28 and senior bleacher tickets are $23. The front gate will open at 3pm, with heat races scheduled to begin around 6pm. The drivers meeting will be held at 4pm both nights. To reserve your seats, contact 559-688-0909. Plenty of tickets will also be available at the gate on race day.

The Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets in Tulare, California. From the junction of SR 99 and SR 137, go west on SR 137. At South K go south one-half mile to the Fairgrounds. Camping is available for fans off turns three and four.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour is proudly sponsored by Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kyle Larson Racing, All Star Performance, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, Pit Stop USA, Auto Meter, ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust, Bullard Construction, Bullet Impressions Inc., Chris Kenner Racing Specialties, CLT Logging, CRV Carbon Solutions, D&D Roofing, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, High Sierra Industries, Keizer Wheels, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Moto Wear, Metal Works, PT Shocks, Quick Time Mortgage and Solar, SprintCarUnlimited.com, Ti 22 Performance and Walker Performance Filtration.

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 Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and 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. You can also find us on Instagram by searching scct360.

Upcoming Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards events

Friday May 17: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic w/ USAC West Coast) Saturday May 18: Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway (Sixth annual Peter Murphy Classic w/ KWS-NARC) Saturday June 15: Keller Auto Speedway at Kings County Fairgrounds in Hanford

 

 

Ken Schrader's USAC years

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Popular Driver A Favorite Among Racing Fans

His USAC National Sprint Car years were an important stepping stone for Ken Schrader, launching him to prominence and setting the course for a career that has been both long and spectacular.

Schrader, a native of Fenton, Missouri, was the 1983 USAC National Sprint Car champion, driving the No. 39 owned by Damon “Blackie” Fortune. Using his title as a springboard, Schrader briefly dabbled with Indy car racing but soon turned his fortunes to NASCAR, where he enjoyed an enduring and prosperous career.

Long recognized as “a racer’s racer,” Schrader has embodied true dedication to the sport. As his NASCAR career tailed off, Schrader happily returned to the dirt tracks of America, where he continues a bustling schedule in stock cars and open wheel modified racing.

These days Schrader speaks with fondness of his USAC years, easily recalling rivals and episodes of intense racing and unbridled fun. A born storyteller, Schrader’s tales are both informative and entertaining, and it’s easy to see why he has developed a legion of loving and devoted fans.

Schrader’s USAC exploits are detailed in MODERN THUNDER, the ultimate guide to USAC National Sprint Car racing. Schrader’s seasons in USAC are recalled with season-by-season coverage and statistics, as well as a full-page biography of Schrader that appears on page 312.

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Brad Peterson tops the PIRTEK UMSS Field for Battle of the Bus Night at Cedar Lake Speedway

Saturday brought beautiful weather, school buses and the UMSS to the Cedar Lake Speedway. The PIRTEK UMSS traditional sprint cars fielded 17 cars for the night running two heat races and a 25 lap feature race putting on a fabulous show in front of a record crowd.

The #14 of Cam Schafer would take the top spot in PIRTEK Heat 1 followed by 87- Mike Mueller, 19B - Jack Berger, 99 - Bryan Roach, 7 - Harry Hanson, 00 - Ryan Buck, K1 - Kevin Lear and the 69s - Jon Lewerer.

Brad Peterson would pilot his #93 quickly out front from the 3rd starting position for the top spot in the Rock Auto Heat 2 followed by 12x- Blake Anderson, 78 Rob Caho Jr, 38S - Allen Stettner, 2J - John Lowe, 34 - Denny Stordahl, 65 Jeff Kirchner, 77E - Bob Englund, and the 19 - Todd Hansen.

Brad Peterson would start on the pole and hold off a hard charging Cam Schafer for his first win of the season parking the #93 in Rock Auto Victory Lane. Jon Lewerer would be the hard charger of the night advancing 8 positions to finish 5th.

Feature Results: 93 - Brad Peterson, 14- Cam Schafer, 78 - Rob Caho Jr, 87 - Mike Mueller, 69S - Jon Lewerer, 99 - Bryan Roach, 7 -Harry Hanson, 19B Jack Berger, 38S - Al Stettner, 34 - Denny Stordahl, 00 - Ryan Buck, 19 - Todd Hansen, 2J - John Lowe, K1 - Kevin Lear, 65 - Jeff Kirchner, 12X Blake Anderson and 77E - Bob Englund.

Next up for the PIRTEK UMSS Traditional Sprint cars is May 25 at Rice Lake Speedway and May 26 at Eagle Valley Speedway.

 

 

MIDWEST MADNESS TAKES THE GREEN AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY

Haubstadt, IN - May 13, 2019 - Saturday night May 18th Tri-State Speedway will be opening the gates to present the newest version of MIDWEST MADNESS. The Brandeis Midwest Sprint Car Series will share top billing with the Morrow Brothers Ford Midwest Open Wheel Association. It is racing at its best - Midwest style!

This exciting combination should once again provide the each and every sprint car fan choice entertainment. Race fans will be able to watch the more traditional MSCS non-wing sprint cars plus the high spirited MOWA winged sprints on the same program. Both series race using 410 cubic inch engines that will challenge the banked quarter mile oval.

MSCS and MOWA will compete in separate complete programs which includes preliminaries capped by their feature events. The UMP Modifieds will also be running to make this a triple header of ultra competitive open wheel racing!

With some added preparation the more versatile drivers could consider racing with both racing series on Saturday. It should be an interesting weekend for fans and race teams!

The MSCS Series will be holding its opening race for the season. There are 20 races on the revised schedule. May 18th will be the first opportunity for drivers to compete with the one April race having been rained out. Annual licenses and temporary permits to race can be purchased from MSCS. The MSCS Feature will pay $2,500 to win! Stephen Schnapf was the winner at the MSCS portion of MIDWEST MADNESS last year. 2018 MSCS Champion Carson Short finished second. Short won the event in 2017.

The Built Ford Tough MOWA Series will be holding its fourth event of the season. The MOWA feature will pay $2,000 to win. They too have 20 races on their schedule. A majority of these races are in Illinois energized by visits to tracks in Iowa, Missouri, and Indiana. The races held have produced three different winners. The features were victories for Carson Short, Paul Nienhiser, and Jeff Swindell. Mike Terry Jr. won the feature for MOWA Sprints at last year’s MIDWEST MADNESS.

The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds that race at Tri-State Speedway earn national and regional points. Tri-State is one of nine Southern Indiana tracks that together form a region. UMP rules allow drivers to enjoy an opportunity to race when and where they choose. That helps produce larger fields of cars where track regulars do encounter challenges from travelers. Trent Young and Dustin Beck won the two modified features held at Tri-State during last May.

The pit gate at the speedway will open at 3:30 in the afternoon. The grandstands will open at 4:30. Warm-ups begin at 6 o’clock. Racing will follow at 7:30 P.M. The track is located in the Central Time Zone. Adult admission is $20, students pay $15, and children age 12 and under will be admitted free. Pit passes are $30.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway and MSCS.

 

 

Sammy Swindell Heading to Wisconsin for All Star Tripleheader

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 13, 2019) - Sammy Swindell and Thone Motorsports are venturing to Wisconsin this weekend to compete during a trio of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions races.

The action begins on Friday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot before shifting to Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth on Saturday. The weekend concludes on Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie.

"It's been a while since I've raced at Wilmot, but we ran Plymouth and Angell Park last year," he said. "A couple of weeks ago we had some pretty good laps at Jacksonville Speedway, which is a little smaller. I think we have a direction to go and be pretty good. I feel we have as good a shot to win as anybody this weekend."

The team is coming off a frustrating weekend at Eldora Speedway, where rain wiped out the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series finale on Saturday following a sour Friday evening.

"It began Friday morning when we out to the truck and it wouldn't start," Swindell said. "We messed around and got some batteries in it. That didn't fix it. They got a starter on it and that didn't fix it. We got someone to take me to the track, where Amy had the t-shirt trailer and my dually. By the time we got back to the track it was after 5 p.m. We were a little behind. The generator is on the toter home so we didn't have any air or lights. It was like we were always behind all night."

Swindell qualified fifth quickest in his group out of two dozen competitors. That earned a starting spot on the outside of the front row in a heat race. Unfortunately, Swindell was penalized a row for not being in staging on time.

"We were parked back behind so you couldn't see anything," he said. "As soon as they started pushing out the first heat I was in the car, but we didn't get over there in time and we got sent back a row. Generally in the heats there's not a lot of passing so we had a shot at making the dash starting second."

Swindell was able to gain a position to finish third in the heat race, which locked him into the 15th starting position for the main event.

"From the second race of the night to last race of the night there was lot of racing that went on," he said. "We made a couple of changes, but the car was way too loose. We struggled with that. It was so loose getting into the corner you'd have to slow down on the bottom. You couldn't run the top because you'd slide up. I was running the middle. I had to make a perfect lap around the middle like I was on pavement. Any time I stepped over that a little bit the backend was out.

"We learned a lot of stuff. We got to looking at pictures of our car compared to others. I have a pretty good idea where I was wrong so I'm hoping we learned a lot from that whenever we come back. That was our first race to run on a bigger, faster track. Running the high-speed place there were a couple of things off with some of the stuff with the tires and the car that you have to do. I haven't run a lot of 410 races the last couple of years so I'm a little behind, but stuff we did run a couple of years ago doesn't seem to be the way it is now. I have to get up to speed with that."

Swindell ended with a 23rd-place finish.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 10 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 23 (15).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis.; Saturday at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis.; and Sunday at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions is a leader in lightweight hoses and fittings within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.BMRS.net.

"I've run Brown & Miller Racing Solutions products for quite a few years and they've always been first class," Swindell said. "They are always innovating and trying to make their products better."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, High Performance Lubricants, Rossie Feed & Grain, Whitacre Glass, Sweet Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Simpson Race Products, Premier Truck Group, Hopf Farms, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Superior Trailer Sales, South Bay Partners and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Bell and Swindell SpeedLab Team Rally for Top 10 at Eldora Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 13, 2019) - The Swindell SpeedLab sprint car team scored its fifth top 10 of the season last Friday at Eldora Speedway during the opening night of the scheduled World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Christopher Bell guided the Plan B Sales sponsored team to a sixth-place finish, which was a great outing after the night started slower than anticipated.

"I think we underdid some things trying to find ways to make him happier," team co-owner Kevin Swindell said. "We did 80 percent of it right, but missed on a couple of things. The last 10 laps of the A Main I think you could have put us against anyone at that point."

The team qualified 11th quickest in its group to open the competition, which featured 49 drivers split into two groups. Bell then rallied from fourth and he made a last-lap pass in a heat race to finish second, which locked the team into a dash.

"The first night we just missed a little bit and that put us behind," Swindell said. "Luckily, he bailed us out in the heat race."

A fourth-place result in a dash lined Bell up eighth for the main event.

"I think our overall balance got a bit nicer throughout the race once everything moved around and we got some heat in the tires," Swindell said. "Whether we got better or everybody else fell off, we ran the same laps. Our best lap was like Lap 5 and we duplicated it on Lap 22."

Bell bounced around near the back of the top 10 for most of the feature before a late charge earned a sixth-place result.

"We felt car-wise we could be a lot better," Swindell said. "That was a bad night in our terms. To run sixth with the Outlaws at Eldora was pretty good."

Bell set quick time during his group's qualifying session to open Saturday's show. Unfortunately, rain invaded the area during heat races and washed out the remainder of the event.

"Knowing we were rolling from the pole of a heat race and could be more creative on seeing how our car drove for more than two laps at a time out of dirty air was huge," he said. "I think we made enough gains we can go back and do it again."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 10 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 6 (8).

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kEHF9aNcHsMdBZaCTWDNw

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Plan B Sales

Plan B Sales was founded in 2010 with the goal of bringing service to dealers that carry licensed motor sports product. It started as a Lionel diecast and Chase Authentics apparel distributor. During the last few years Plan B Sales has grown to be the largest account for Lionel servicing the motor sports market and have expanded the product offerings.

Plan B Sales has quickly become the choice of dealers for a stocking one-stop distributor. The product offering also includes Auto World, Greenlight Collectibles, BrandArt and the company is the exclusive distributor for University of Racing product lines. For more information, visit http://www.PlanBSales.com.

"We're grateful for the support of Plan B Sales and we look forward to hopefully working together in the future," Swindell said.

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, John Christner Trucking, South Bay, Wiser Organics, High Performance Lubricants, Rossie Feed & Grain, Hopf Farms, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Premier Truck Group, Tim Walker Real Estate, TWRentToOwn.com, Gatewood Concrete, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, Bell Helmets, DIRTVision, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell SpeedLab for their continued support.

 

 

Tim Kaeding Leads Sides Motorsports to Top 10 at Eldora Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 13, 2019) - Tim Kaeding guided Sides Motorsports to a top-10 result last Friday at Eldora Speedway.

"It was the first time he'd been at Eldora in about five years so it was a pretty good night," team owner Jason Sides said. "For us it was like we were just there. We needed to be better earlier in the night with having a six-heat format since there were so many cars."

Kaeding qualified sixth quickest in his group and he won a heat race to lock himself into a dash. He advanced from fourth to third place before capping the night with a seventh-place outing in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series main event.

Sides laid down the 10th quickest qualifying time in his group, but a fourth-place finish in a heat race was one position shy of locking into the main event. That relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown. He placed fifth to transfer into the 23rd starting spot in the main event.

"I got going decent on the bottom, but it seemed like the leaders came by on the top fairly quickly," he said. "It's tricky because you don't want to mess up their race, but momentum is so important at Eldora that when you get out of line or slow down at all it allows people you are racing with by. We lost a couple of positions that way."

Sides ended with a 20th-place result.

Saturday's show rained out.

Sides has a busy week on tap beginning Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene. The action shifts to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup on Friday and Saturday. Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., hosts the Empire State Challenge on Sunday.

QUICK RESULTS -

Jason Sides:

May 10 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 5 (3); Feature: 20 (23).

Tim Kaeding:

May 10 - Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 3 (4); Feature: 7 (6).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

25 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 17 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., for the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene; Friday and Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Morgan Cup; and Sunday at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., for the Empire State Challenge with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc. Wetherington Tractor Service is a state certified contractor specializing in site development, utilities, demolition and trucking. For more information, visit http://www.WTSinc.us.

"Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., has been with me for about 15 years," Sides said. "If I need something I can count on Kimball and his team. Regardless of what happens they've stuck by me and that gives me a lot of confidence."

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

 

 

Starks Set for Debut at Jackson Motorplex Before Return to Knoxville Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (May 13, 2019) - Four of the seven scheduled races this season have been rained out for Trey Starks and the Gobrecht Motorsports team.

Last Saturday was more of the same as a late shower cancelled racing at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, forcing the team to be idle for another weekend.

"Three of the first five races at Knoxville have rained out," Starks said. "The weather was supposed to be good so we're not sure where it came from. Hopefully we'll get past this stuff soon."

The team is scheduled to compete in a Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series event at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., this Friday before returning to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

"I haven't ever raced at Jackson so I'm really looking forward to racing there," Starks said. "I've heard great things about the track and the videos I've seen since they redid the track make it look like a racy track."

Friday will mark Starks' second start of the season in a 360ci winged sprint car. He placed second during his season opener.

Saturday is slated to be Starks' third race this season at Knoxville Raceway, where he recorded his career-best finish in the 410 division during the most recent race.

"We gained a lot from the Knoxville opener to the second race so we're eagerly awaiting the next opportunity to continue that growth," he said.

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series and 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 - Beer Hill Gang

The Beer Hill Gang, which is made up of diehard sprint car fans in Central Pennsylvania, has participated in the "Adopt-A-Highway Program," organizes trash clean ups and sponsors various race teams, Hard Charger Awards and laps at the Tuscarora 50. The group is also a strong supporter of the Jeff Gordon's Kick-It Foundation that helps aid children's cancer research. For more information, visit http://www.BeerHillGang.net.

"The Beer Hill Gang is a big supporter of the Gobrecht Motorsports team," Starks said. "The way they've welcomed me into the state of Pennsylvania has been much appreciated."

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

 

 

Schuett Eager to Return to Racing This Saturday at Tri-State Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PHILO, Ill. (May 13, 2019) - After being away from the track for more than a month, Kyle Schuett is eager to return to racing this Saturday with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series at Tri-State Speedway.

"It's been a long break for us and we're looking forward to getting back to the track," the 410ci sprint car rookie said. "The break actually fit my personal schedule fairly well.

"Our plan is to follow MOWA this year and they had a gap in their schedule from April 12 until this Saturday. That worked for us because I needed to spend a lot of time studying in preparing to become a CPA. It actually worked out even better with all of the rain we've had. We couldn't have raced much anywhere even if we wanted.

"I've been studying like crazy. I take my final exam on Tuesday. Hopefully that will go well and then I'll be able to get back to focusing on racing."

While Schuett has raced at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., a few times before, he's unsure whether that will provide much benefit for him in a sprint car this Saturday.

"I think I've raced in Haubstadt three times - twice in a micro and the last time in a midget in 2015," he said. "We actually did pretty well there in the midget. We were racing for the lead in the A Main until we had a flat left rear. But there isn't a lot that you can carry over from racing a midget to a winged 410 sprint car. And that was four years ago. It's difficult to remember a lot from that far back."

With just three nights of competition in a winged sprint car under his belt, Schuett is hoping his lengthy time away from the track won't be a major setback in his learning curve.

"I think I'll be a bit rusty," he said. "I'm hoping I'll get it back in hot laps and it won't take all night to learn everything again. The good thing is that with all the rainouts, a lot of the other drivers haven't raced much either. We're all kind of in the same boat."

While it's very early in the season, Schuett is off to a good start in the MOWA Series championship standings, where he currently ranks sixth.

"We're not focused on points," he said. "We mainly chose to run MOWA because most of their races are in our area. We're off to a good start in points and it would be nice to finish near the top, but right now we're just into getting laps and finishing races."

SEASON STATS -

3 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SchuettRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchuettRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Schuett-Racing-Inc-764142200301233/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - R & B Powder Coating

Located in Charleston, Ill., R & B Powder Coating owner Rob Hewes offers commercial and residential powder coating and sandblasting with the goal of making finished products look better and last longer.

"R & B provides exceptional powder coating services," Schuett said. "They have powder coated our race cars for over 10 years now. When it comes to powder coating that can hold up to the wear and tear during the racing season, R & B is the only place to go. We really appreciate their continued support."

Schuett would also like to thank Health Alliance, Progressive Propane Inc., AMSOIL, Roof Bolt Transport, Engler Machine and Tool, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Safety Kleen (The Official Environmental Service Company of Schuett Racing, Inc), Diversified Machine Incorporated (DMI), Hooker Harness, Rod End Supply, Steve Thomas Racing, Smith Titanium and J & K Property Rentals, LLC., for their continued support.

 

 

UNITED STATES AUTO CLUB (USAC) EAST COAST WINGLESS SPRINTS HEAD UP SATURDAY TRIPLEHEADER AT GRANDVIEW WITH NASCAR MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN STOCK CARS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA May 13, 2019 . . . This Saturday night at Grandview Speedway there will be exciting racing action for both the open cockpit and stock car racing fans. The tripleheader show will have a 7:30 p.m. start.

The Rapid Tire United States Auto Club (USAC) East Coast Wingless Sprints will be making their first ever appearance on the one-third-mile banked clay oval. Sprint cars are known for being able to provide fans with great excitement on the Bechtelsville oval. Heading up the action will be such 360 Sprint standouts as Steve Drevicki, Eddie Strada, Alex Bright, and a host of others.

And the NASCAR stock car action will give the fans some edge of their seat action with Rick Laubach, making his first full time Grandview title effort, looking to overtake Craig Von Dohren in the championship chase. The Hellertown based Laubach will be looking to gain his first win of the season in the T.P. Trailers NASCAR Modified action. Despite not having a win to his credit Laubach is just 56 points behind leader Craig Von Dohren, a two feature winner already this season. Oley, PA based Von Dohren is a ten time NASCAR champion and leads the feature win department with 107 victories. Von Dohren has 1070 tallies.

Holding down third in the Modified point battle is “over 60 Hall of Famer” Frank Cozze with 903 counters.

Each of the Saturday night Modified events has drawn more than 40 entries.

Joining the Sprints and Modifieds will be the T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman led by Coplay, PA’s Brad Grim who has 864 points followed by Mark Kemmerer who sits just three points behind. Both will lead a large field of Sportsman talents in the Saturday night action.

A full series of qualifying race events will lead up to the feature events in each of the three divisions.

The very popular Low Down & Dirty Meet and Greet, 5 P.M. at the main grandstand entrance, will feature cars and drivers that will be racing later in the evening. Modified racer Ryan Lilick and Sportsman talent Kyle Lilick will be meeting fans and will have their new t-shirts available for sale. In addition two of the top Sprint racing talents, Steven Drevicki and Eddie Strada, will be meeting fans.

Adult admission is $20, youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5 and kids under 6 are admitted free. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m.

And on Sunday, May 19th at 1 p.m. Outlaw Enduro and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers. Big Car Enduro (75-laps), Small Car Enduro (75-laps), Junkyard Car Race (50-laps), Savage 61 Roadrunners (20-lap feature plus qualifying), Vintage Cars (2-20-lap features), Mechanics Race (20-laps), Outlaw 4X4 Truck Series (Heats and Features on Obstacle Course). Adult admission is $10.

Additional information is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

 

 

RacinBoys Providing Live Pay-Per-View Video of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Debut at I-96 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 13, 2019) - RacinBoys All Access heads to Michigan this weekend for a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader.

I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa hosts the series on Friday and Saturday, when RacinBoys All Access subscribers can watch live video of all of the action from hot laps through the main event. It marks the first time the series has ever visited the track.

The RacinBoys All Access subscription is only $29.99 per month. The subscription offers live Pay-Per-View video from nearly every Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour race and it also provides access to all On-Demand video content as well as all live audio broadcasts. A month is considered a 30-day period beginning the first day of the subscription.

Additionally, PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group continues this weekend.

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

Several events around the country this weekend include: the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series in Pennsylvania; the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions in Wisconsin; the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series in California; AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars and USAC National Midgets in Illinois; the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in Ohio; the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in Iowa and Minnesota; and ASCS regional competition in Texas and Kansas to name a few.

PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group is seeking correspondents to provide updates for tracks and series across the country. To learn more about becoming a correspondent, email RacinBoys@RacinBoys.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

TO THE NORTH

Brent Marks looks for season rejuvenation during Northeast swing

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – Brent Marks’ 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season hasn’t gone as planned. But the Pennsylvanian is aiming to change that beginning Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway in the Gettysburg Clash presented by Drydene.

Coming off a career season last year, winning three races, Marks has started the first 14 races of the 2019 season with one top-10, and failed to qualify for two Features.

“It hasn’t been very good,” Marks said, about his season. “But we’re improving, it just doesn’t help with the rain (12 rainouts, so far, this season). You know, you just can’t get a rhythm going.”

The Myerstown, Pa. native is hoping to build momentum during the Series’ Northeast swing, going to tracks he’s made endless laps around.

The swing will start off with Pennsylvania tracks Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday and Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday. Then on Sunday, May 19, the Series will trek to Weedsport Speedway in New York and will cap off the swing Tuesday, May 21, at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.

“It’s going to be fun,” Marks said. “I’m excited to get there (to Pennsylvania). I’m excited for it all.”

He should be. Three of the four tracks — Lincoln Speedway, Weedsport Speedway and Bridgeport Speedway — are 3/8-mile ovals, where statistically he’s performed well. His sole top-10 of the season came at USA Raceway — a 3/8-mile.

Last year at Lincoln Speedway, Marks put on an impressive performance, winning the Last Chance Showdown and driving from 21st to 8th.

“I’m excited to get back to Lincoln and see what we can do there,” Marks said. “Last year I felt like we had a really good car, just weren’t in position. I haven’t been to victory lane there in a while and I just want to be able to do that.”

There will be an extra level of difficulty at the Pennsylvania tracks, though — racing with the competitive Pennsylvania Posse.

“They are tough,” Marks said. “They all have great equipment, all smart people. You know, people that used to be on the road years ago are back home working on cars there.”

He added the Posse is good at blocking and taking away a driver’s line, making it hard to pass on the already technical Pennsylvania tracks with long straightaways and sharp corners. That combination makes Pennsylvania a tough state to race in, he said.

Along with returning home, he’s just as excited to get back to Weedsport Speedway — where he earned his second career victory last year.

“That track was a lot of fun last year,” he said. “That track is always pretty slick and you can move around. I think we all have a good time there.”

When the track gets slick, Marks shines. It fits his style, he said.

“I just like the finesse and moving around and trying different lines,” he said. “It’s more fun as a driver when it’s like that.”

A strong run at any of the four tracks would be a confidence booster for Marks and his two-man full-time crew. They were en route to a strong night at Jacksonville Speedway in April before rain showers claimed the night. After hitting the wall in qualifying, Marks charged from 10th to second in his Drydene Heat Race and went on to win the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

“I kind of know in the back of my mind what we are doing is working,” Marks said. “It’s just a matter of putting all of the pieces together, and show that we had speed.”

The Brent Marks Racing team has been working on getting the car better in the early stage of the night, Qualifying better and finishing higher in the Heat races to get a good start for the Feature. Marks said, they’ve started to qualify better, but he’s been falling short on his race trim – opposite of what dealt with last year.

He knows he’s missing something, but looks to find it in the coming races.

“The last few races we’ve gone back to old ways of thinking and doing things a little bit different,” Marks said. “We have been racing better, just can’t show for it because of weather and things like that. I’m excited for this part of the season to start. I think we’ll be good.”

NEWS & NOTES

• TICKETS ON SALE: Tickets for the Friday Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 races at Port Royal Speedway are now on sale. Reserved seating two-day package is $65, while the general admission adult two-day package is $60 – for youth (12-17 years old) it’s $40. For further ticket information, and to purchase your tickets go to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

WHEN & WHERE
Wednesday, May 15, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. for the Gettysburg Clash Presented by Drydene
-Grandstand gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with Hot Laps at 6:30 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. for the Morgan Cup
-Racing for both shows will start at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 19, at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY for the Empire State Challenge

-Grandstand gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with Hot Laps at 6 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21, at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, NJ
-Grandstand gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with Hot Laps at 6 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE TRACK
Lincoln Speedway is a 3/8-mile, semi-banked track. The track record is 12.557 sec. set by Greg Hodnett on April 30, 2016.
Online – LincolnSpeedway.com
Phone – (717) 796-2001

Williams Grove Speedway is a half-mile, semi-banked track. The track record is 16.140 sec. set by Brian Paulus on April 26, 2002.

Online – WilliamsGrove.com
Phone – (717) 697-5000

Weedsport Speedway is a 3/8-mile, high-banked track. The track record is 13.401 sec. set by Greg Hodnett on May 17, 2015.
Online – WeedsportSpeedway.com
Phone – (315) 834-6606

Bridgeport Speedway is a 3/8-mile track.
Online – BPSpeedway.com
Phone – (856) 467-4407

TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX.

1/2-mile and 3/8-mile winners
There have been seven races on a 1/2-mile track this season. Daryn Pittman won at Volusia Speedway on Feb. 8-9. Tim Shaffer won at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Feb. 27. Donny Schatz won at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Feb. 28 and at Eldora Speedway on May 10. Aaron Reutzel won at Perris Auto Speedway on March 30. And Logan Schuchart won at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 12.

There have been three races on a 3/8-mile track so far this year. Logan Schuchart won at the Stockton Dirt Track on March 16. David Gravel won at Keller Auto Speedway on March 29. And Brad Sweet won at USA Raceway on April 5.

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Freddie Rahmer on July 19

2017 – David Gravel on May 17
2016 – Donny Schatz on May 19
2015 – Greg Hodnett on May 13
2014 – Stevie Smith on May 14, Daryn Pittman on July 17
2013 – Danny Dietrich on May 16
2012 – Danny Dietrich on May 10
1998 – Fred Rahmer on May 30
1997 – Mark Kinser on May 31
1996 – Mark Kinser on June 1
1995 – Steve Kinser on June 3, Dave Blaney on Aug. 6
1994 – Steve Kinser on June 4, Steve Kinser on Aug. 7
1993 – Andy Hillenburg on June 5, Bill Brian Jr. on Aug. 8
1992 – Steve Kinser on May 25
1991 – Sammy Swindell on May 25
1989 – Chris Eash on May 20, Don Kreitz on May 27, Bobby Davis Jr. on July 29
1988 – Sammy Swindell on May 28, Stevie Smith on June 4, Steve Kinser on July 30
1987 – Bobby Allen on May 23, Steve Kinser on May 30, Steve Kinser on Aug. 1
1986 – Bobby Davis Jr. on May 24, Bobby Davis Jr. on May 31, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 2
1985 – Bobby Allen on May 25, Steve Kinser on June 1, Bobby Allen on Aug. 3
1984 – Steve Kinser on May 26, Bobby Davis Jr. on Aug. 4
1983 – Brad Doty on May 30, Steve Kinser on Aug. 6
1981 – Steve Kinser on June 6
1980 – Sammy Swindell on May 17, Steve Kinser on July 19
1979 – Rick Ferkel on July 21
1978 – Steve Smith on June 24, Steve Smith on July 29

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Lance Dewease on July 20, Gio Scelzi on Sept. 28, Lance Dewease on Sept. 29,

2017 – David Gravel on May 19, Shane Stewart on May 20, Brock Zearfoss on July 21, Greg Hodnett on Sept. 28 (makeup from 7/22), David Gravel on Sept. 28, James McFadden on Sept. 29, David Gravel on Sept. 30
2016 – Lance Dewease on May 20, Daryn Pittman on July 22, Lance Dewease on July 23, Danny Dietrich on Oct. 14
2015 – Donny Schatz on May 15, Danny Dietrich on July 24, Stevie Smith on July 25, Stevie Smith on Oct. 4
2014 – Daryn Pittman on May 16, Daryn Pittman on May 17, Greg Hodnett on July 18, Lance Dewease on July 19, David Gravel on Oct. 4
2013 – Donny Schatz on May 17, Donny Schatz on July 20, Don Kreitz Jr. on Oct. 4, Fred Rahmer on Oct. 5
2012 – Fred Rahmer on May 11, Steve Kinser on May 12, Cody Darrah on July 21, Paul McMahan on Sept. 28, Donny Schatz on Sept. 29
2011 – Daryn Pittman on May 13, Greg Hodnett on July 22, Jason Meyers on July 23, Jason Meyers on Sept. 30, Jason Meyers on Oct. 7
2010 – Chad Layton on May 13, Fred Rahmer on May 14, Lance Dewease on July 23, Greg Hodnett on July 24, Greg Hodnett on Oct. 1, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 2
2009 – Greg Hodnett on May 14, Greg Hodnett on July 24, Greg Hodnett on Oct. 3, Cody Darrah on Oct. 3 (Completion of July 25 event)
2008 – Steve Kinser on May 15, Daryn Pittman on July 18, Donny Schatz on July 19
2007 – Donny Schatz on May 17, Donny Schatz on May 18, Donny Schatz on July 19, Brian Leppo on July 20, Donny Schatz on July 21, Donny Schatz on Sept. 29
2006 – Fred Rahmer on May 27, Daryn Pittman on July 22, Doug Esh on Sept. 30
2005 – Steve Kinser on May 27, Fred Rahmer on July 23, Donny Schatz on Oct. 1
2004 – Don Kreitz Jr. on May 28, Danny Lasoski on July 24, Donny Schatz on Oct. 2
2003 – Donny Schatz on July 26, Steve Kinser on Oct. 4
2002 – Steve Kinser on May 16, Greg Hodnett on July 27, Lance Dewease on Sept. 28
2001 – Donny Schatz on July 26 (completed May 18 event), Don Kreitz Jr., on July 27, Lance Dewease on Sept. 29
2000 – Fred Rahmer on May 19, Sammy Swindell on July 29, Donny Schatz on Sept. 30
1999 – Steve Kinser on May 28, Mark Kinser on July 30, Mark Kinser on Oct. 2
1998 – Johnny Herrera on May 22, Stevie Smith on May 29, Kevin Gobrecht on July 31, Mark Kinser on Oct. 2
1997 – Mark Kinser on May 23, Jac Haudenschild on May 30, Mark Kinser on Aug. 1, Sammy Swindell on Oct. 4
1996 – Mark Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on May 31, Mark Kinser on Aug. 2, Lance Dewease on Oct. 5
1995 – Steve Kinser on May 26, Mark Kinser on Aug. 4, Mark Kinser on Sept. 30
1994 – Steve Kinser on May 27, Andy Hillenburg on June 3, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5, Steve Kinser on Oct. 1
1993 – Don Kreitz Jr., on May 28, Dave Blaney on June 4, Steve Kinser on Oct. 1, Don Kreitz Jr. on Oct. 3
1992 – Don Kreitz Jr., on May 22, Don Kreitz Jr., on May 29, Steve Kinser on July 31, Steve Kinser on Oct. 3
1991 – Steve Kinser on May 24, Sammy Swindell on May 31, Steve Kinser on Aug. 2, Stevie Smith on Oct. 6
1990 – Steve Kinser on May 25, Sammy Swindell on June 1, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3, Steve Kinser on Sept. 29
1989 – Sammy Swindell on May 26, Bobby Allen on June 2, Bobby Davis Jr., on July 28, Stevie Smith on Sept. 30
1988 – Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Mark Kinser on June 3, Steve Kinser on July 29
1987 – Steve Kinser on May 22, Steve Kinser on May 29, Steve Kinser on July 31
1986 – Doug Wolfgang on May 23, Bobby Allen on May 30, Bobby Allen on Aug. 11985 – Keith Kauffman on May 24, Steve Kinser on May 31, Doug Wolfgang on Aug. 2
1984 – Steve Kinser on May 25, Steve Kinser on Aug. 3
1983 – Bobby Davis Jr., on May 27, Sammy Swindell on Aug. 5
1982 – Bobby Allen on May 14, Bobby Allen on May 21
1981 – Steve Kinser on June 5, Steve Kinser on June 12
1980 – Sammy Swindell on May 16, Keith Kauffman on July 26
1979 – Lynn Paxton on July 27
1978 – Kramer Williamson on Sept. 24

WEEDSPORT SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – Brent Marks on July 29
2016 – Donny Schatz on May 22
2015 – Donny Schatz on May 17
1993 – Dave Blaney on Aug. 10
1987 – Steve Kinser on June 2
1986 – Steve Kinser on June 3
1985 – Doug Wolfgang on June 5
1981 – Steve Kinser on June 10
1980 – Lynn Paxton on July 20

BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2003 – Sammy Swindell on October 5
1995 – Sammy Swindell on August 7, Sammy Swindell on October 2

1994 – Sammy Swindell on August 8

1991 – Johnny Herrera on August 7

1983 – Steve Kinser on June 1

1982 – Sammy Swindell on May 15

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DRIVER INFO
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Brent Marks – @bmracing19
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Ian Madsen – @IanMadsen
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Shane Stewart – @shanestewart_5
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17

AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will next race on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

2019 STATS
There have been 14 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.

FEATURE WINNERS (9 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
2 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1

DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (27 different winners)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 7
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
3 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 4
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 4
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
5 – Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 2
– Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
6 – Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, Ind. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Giovanni Scelzi, Fresno, Calif. – 1
– Jason Sides, Bartlett, Tenn. – 1
– Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Willie Croft, Roseville, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, Iowa – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1

DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (12 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 3
2 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
3 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1

LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (12 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Cale Conley, Vienna, W.Va. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash. – 1
– Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Terry McCarl, Altoona, Iowa – 1
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Tenn. – 1
– Carson Short, Marion, Ill. – 1
– Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1

C-MAIN WINNERS (2 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
– Brent Marks, Myerstown, Pa. – 1

PODIUM FINISHES (15 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 6
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 5
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 5
3 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 4
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 3
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 3
5 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 2
– Tim Kaeding, San Jose, Calif. – 2
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 2
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
6 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1

HARD CHARGER AWARD (11 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Cory Eliason, Santa Cruz, Calif. – 2
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 2
2 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Chad Kemenah, Alveda, Ohio – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, Mo. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Sammy Swindell, Germantown, Ind. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

TOTAL LAPS LED (14 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 67
2– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 53
3 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 37
4 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 36
5 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 34
6 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 32
7 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 30
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 30
8 – Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 29
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 29
9 – Christopher Bell, Norman, Okla. – 25
10 – Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 15
11 – Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 10
12 – Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 3

QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (11 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 2
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2
2 – Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Carson Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. – 1
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1

FASTEST IN PRACTICE (9 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 3 (Two sets of Hot Laps at Arizona Speedway)
2 – Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa, Pa. – 2
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 2
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
– Aaron Reutzel, Clute, Texas – 2
3 – Brian Brown, Higginsville, Mo. – 1
– Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
– Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No./ Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (2)
3. Sunday, Feb. 10 / Volusia Speedway Park/ Baberville, Fla. / Rainout-Canceled
4. Friday, Feb. 22 / Cotton Bowl Speedway / Paige, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
5. Saturday, Feb. 23 / LoneStar Speedway / Kilgore, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
6. Wednesday, Feb. 27 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Tim Shaffer (1)
7. Thursday, Feb. 28 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas / Las Vegas, Nev. / Donny Schatz (1)
8. Friday, March 8 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
9. Saturday, March 9 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Ian Madsen (1)
10. Friday, March 15 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Carson Macedo (1)
11. Saturday, March 16 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Logan Schuchart (1)
12. Friday, March 22 / Ocean Speedway / Watsonville, Calif. / Rainout-Canceled
13. Saturday, March 23 / Placerville Speedway / Placerville, Calif. / Rainout-Rescheduled for Sept. 11
14. Friday, March 29 / Keller Auto Speedway / Hanford, Calif. / David Gravel (1)
15. Saturday, March 30 / Perris Auto Speedway / Perris, Calif. / Aaron Reutzel (1)
16. Friday, April 5 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brad Sweet (1)
17. Saturday, April 6 / Arizona Speedway / Queen Creek, Ariz. / David Gravel (2)
18. Friday, April 12 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Logan Schuchart (2)
19. Saturday, April 13 / Devil’s Bowl Speedway / Mesquite, Texas / Rainout-Canceled
20. Friday, April 26 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, Mo. / Brad Sweet (2)
21. Saturday, April 27 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway / Pevely, Mo. / Rainout-Canceled
22. Sunday, April 28 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, Ill. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Sept. 25
23. Friday, May 3 / Riverside International Speedway / West Memphis, Ark. / Rainout-Canceled
24. Saturday, May 4 / Tri-State International Speedway / Haubstadt, Ind. / Postponed-Rescheduled for Oct. 13

25. Friday, May 10 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Donny Schatz (2)
26. Saturday, May 11 / Eldora Speedway / Rossburg, Ohio / Postponed-Rescheduled for July 17

 

 

Action Sprint Tour Eager For 2019 Kickoff at Merrittville

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 13, 2019) – A long and tenuous off-season has finally come to an end for the Action Sprint Tour. Ontario’s Crate Sprint Car travelling series will kickoff its 10-race sophomore campaign at Merrittville Speedway on Monday, May 20. The field in action will likely be familiar, but will also feature a handful of new cars and drivers in action.

The inaugural series champion, Shone Evans, along with runner-up Aaron Turkey have taken their talents to the 360 Sprint Car division, which opens the door for a new champion in 2019. Port Colborne, Ont. teenager Jacob Dykstra, a two-time winner with the series, will look to kick his season off on the right foot with a strong finish in order to improve on his third-place overall finish last season. Dykstra was one of two winners at Merrittville last season (Evans was the other) and recorded a sixth-place result in his other start.

The other two top-five finishers in the inaugural championship standings were Ryan Hunsinger and Paul Klager. Hunsinger is a Sprint Car veteran entering his sixth season in the Crate division, but has started his own team for the first time and will drive car No.r52. Meanwhile, Klager is no stranger to Merrittville. The driver affectionately known as “the Beamsville Bullet” has likely thousands of laps around the Thorold track in a Mod Lite and is now entering his second season in a Crate Sprint Car with hopes of earning his first Sprint Car win at his former home track.

Four of the drivers who finished in positions 6-10 are expected to return to the tour. Fonthill’s Steven Beckett was seventh in the standings one year ago with finishes of seventh and 13th at Merrittville. A top-five to open the season would certainly bode well for a strong season. Burger Barn Racing’s Dereck Lemyre was ninth overall in the championship standings last year. Now entering his third season of Crate Sprint Car action, Lemyre has proven he has the skills to be a top-five runner on a consistent basis, and now needs a bit of luck to accompany him on the way. Teenage up and comer Liam Martin is also hoping for the next uptick in his career. He was tenth in the Tour standings last year and will look to pilot his No.29 to his first series win.

Waterford’s Brad Herron, who was sixth in the standings a year ago, will be the veteran on a rookie-laden Glenn Styres Racing (GSR) team. Herron will again drive car No.12 for GSR and look to improve on his second-place finish in this race last season and secure his first career win with the series and second in a Crate Sprint Car. He’ll be teammates with a trio Crate Sprint Car rookies including Noelle Teal in car No.14T, Johnny Miller in car No.20, and Spencer Davis in the No.83. The fifth member of the team is former Ohsweken Crate Sprint Car champion Jesse MacDonald in car No.88 who returns after a one-year absence.

Returning to the Tour in 2019 is St. Thomas, Ont. driver Jesse Costa. The pilot of the No.52 was the Series point leader through the first six races of 2018 before an injury in what looked like a harmless accident at Humberstone Speedway on August 12 sidelined him for the rest of the season. Costa is ready to get back behind wheel when the green flag drops and will look to make up for the season that got away from him 10 months ago.

Should they compete on the full tour, other top contenders could include Nathan Ackland Racing driver Jerry Hill in car No.49h, Barr Motorsports hot shoe Hannah Ferrell in the No.4 and sophomore Rob Neely in the No.74.

The 2019 Action Sprint Tour season will kickoff at Merrittville Speedway on May 20, 2019 with race time scheduled for 7:00pm. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 4:00pm before spectator gates open at 5:30pm. Adult grandstand admission is $16, while Seniors/Students are $14 and Youth age 8-12 are $7. Children under 8 are free. For additional event information, visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com.

For more information on the Action Sprint Tour, including a full break down of the Series’ 2019 point fund and race purses as well as series rules, visit www.ActionSprintTour.com. 2019 Action Sprint Tour Schedule Mon. May 20 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. Sun. June 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, On Sat. June 8 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway – Merlin, Ont. Mon. July 1 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. Sun. July 14 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Tue. July 23 – Ohsweken Speedway – Six Nations, Ont. Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. Sun. August 11 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Sat. August 17 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. Sat. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Canadian Sprint Car Nationals

ACTION SPRINT TOUR MEDIA Website: www.ActionSprintTour.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActionSprintTour Twitter: @ActionSprints

About the Action Sprint Tour: The Action Sprint Tour is a travelling Winged Sprint Car Series based in Ontario, Canada. The cars on the Action Sprint Tour are powered by GMC 602 Crate Motors modified specifically to fit a Sprint Car chassis. The Series ran its inaugural season in 2018 and in 2019 will run 10 races at five different Ontario tracks. Drivers will compete for a point fund and bonuses totaling $10,000. For additional information, including rules, event purse and series point fund, visit the Action Sprint Tour official website at www.ActionSprintTour.com.

 

 

World of Outlaws Tickets on Sale for Red River Valley Speedway on August 17

WEST FARGO, N.D. — May 13, 2019 — Tickets are now on sale for the “Duel in the Dakotas” on Saturday, August 17 at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and NLRA Late Model Series. Tickets can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

Donny Schatz was victorious last year at Red River Valley Speedway, which marked his third win of the season in his home state with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The victory was the fifth overall for Schatz at the track in Outlaws competition. Schatz recently picked up his second victory of the season, which vaulted him into the series points lead as he chases his 11th title.

The late Jason Johnson won at Red River Valley Speedway in 2017 in his first-ever race at the track as the Outlaws returned to the now-three-eights-mile after a nearly five-year hiatus. Daryn Pittman scored a win at Red River Valley Speedway in 2008, on the former half-mile configuration.

Battling Schatz and Pittman this season is a talented group of full-time competitors, including Brad Sweet, who is second in points, David Gravel, who drives for Jason Johnson Racing, Shane Stewart, who joined the CJB Motorsports team for 2019, Sheldon Haudenschild, Kraig Kinser, Jason Sides and Ian Madsen.

Pennsylvania natives Brent Marks, Logan Schuchart, Jacob Allen are all back on the road again in 2019. Carson Macedo is the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award this season, driving the No. 2 for Kyle Larson Racing.

Tickets for the “Duel in the Dakotas,” featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota, on Saturday, August 17 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by phone at 815-344-2023.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions

Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Rauch and POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series Tackling TBJ Promotions' 4 th annual Midget Round Up May 25-26

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (May 13, 2019) - More than three dozen of the Midwest's top midget competitors have converged upon Airport Raceway for the Midget Round Up each of the last two years.

The 4th edition of the TBJ Promotions event invades the bullring in Garden City, Kan., on May 25-26 with another top level of drivers set to vie for a victory or two during the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series sanctioned show.

"I think it's great for our club," 10-time series champion and vice president Keith Rauch said. "Every time we go there it's a blast. It's such a really cool midget track. Tony (Bruce Jr.) goes above and beyond to make sure we have a great track.

"It's probably one of my favorite tracks, but I've never won there. I've ran second and third, but never have pulled one off."

Rauch noted that he anticipates 18-to-22 regulars with the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series to compete and hopes the midget car count is closer to 30-to-35.

On top of the stellar midget action, the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Tel-Star Technologies will be showcasing it's three premier divisions - Stock Non-Wing, Winged 'A' Class and Restricted 'A' Class - both nights.

The front gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. each night.

Tickets are $20 for adults on May 25 and $15 on May 26. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free both nights.

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

Additionally, TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Mid-America Millwright, The Tunnel Car Wash, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Driven Midwest and Maupin's Truck Service for their continued support of the event.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions is in its 10th year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event in 2019 is the 4th annual Midget Round Up, which is May 25-26 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Opening 2019 Season Friday With Iowa Speedway Night

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 13, 2019) - A week after postponing the season opener because of continued wet weather, Jackson Motorplex is gearing up to kick off the 2019 season this Friday during Iowa Speedway Night.

The 4/10-mile oval features the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc.

It marks the first of 10 races for the Midwest Power Series and MSTS Series at Jackson Motorplex this season. The 360ci winged sprint cars will be a part of the next three shows at the track.

Friday's race pays $3,000 to win and $400 to start with heat race winners banking an extra $100 and the dash winner receiving a $200 bonus.

The Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids has 14 races at Jackson Motorplex this year. Friday's show pays $500 to win and $250 to start.

Friday is the opening round of a dozen NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc events this season. The event pays $500 to win and $125 to start.

The pits open at 3 p.m. with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m. The drivers meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with the draw cutoff at 7 p.m. Hot laps start at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for seniors ages 65-years-old and older, and $5 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children ages 12-years-old and younger.

Camping is available at the track.

Several giveaways will also take place this Friday.

Fans can register to win two tickets to the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, on June 16.

Another opportunity is to enter for a chance to win a Caribbean cruise from Exit Realty-Great Plains and Tom Holthe and Associates Construction.

Also, the first 100 mothers through the main gate will receive a free carnation.

And children ages 12-years-old and younger can sign up on the Jackson Motorplex Facebook page to become a part of the Jr. Fan of the Night, which includes a tour of the pits before the races, free hot dogs, free merchandise, Victory Lane photos and trophies courtesy of Heser Auto & Detailing.

Don't forget to download the new Jackson Motorplex app to keep up to date with everything.

UP NEXT -

Friday for Iowa Speedway Night featuring the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series and Midwest Sprint Touring Series 360 sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour Invading Harris Speedway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (May 13, 2019) - Round 2 for the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is this Saturday at Harris Speedway.

It marks the first of two races at the 3/8-mile oval in Harris, N.C., for the RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series.

Nick Tucker enters the event on top of the championship standings after winning the season opener on April 27 at Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C. That event featured 16 drivers and a strong field is expected at this Saturday's race.

The infield opens at 4 p.m. with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for general admission with children ages 10-years-old and younger free. Pit passes are $30.

Additionally, the TriboDyn Lubricants bonus is up to $750. It will be given out if a driver is running TriboDyn Lubricants products. All drivers in attendance at a race will be entered into the drawing. The feature winner of the race will draw a name out of a hat and if the driver selected uses TriboDyn Lubricants products, he or she will receive the bonus. If the driver only uses either TriboDyn Lubricants engine oil or gear oil, he or she will receive $250.

In other news, it was recently announced that the TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour event at 311 Motor Speedway in Pine Hall, N.C., on June 8 will have one of the biggest paying purses in the history of the series. The winner will receive $1,000 with second earning $550 and third $475. It pays $311 to start the A Main.

VP Racing Fuels is putting up one free drum of M1 methanol to the team with the longest haul.

The event will be the first of several live streamed events through Total Sports Network. The series will host qualifying that night. The Fast Time Award pays $50 and one oil change from TriboDyn Lubricants.

2019 FEATURE WINNERS -

Nick Tucker - 1 (Sumter Speedway in Sumter, S.C., on April 27)

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Harris Speedway in Harris, N.C.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://www.carolinasprinttour.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolina305tour

MARKETING PARTNERS -

TriboDyn Lubricants, VP Racing Fuels, Superior Steering Wheels, Newlin Bar Service, Pitbull Lifts, Velocita Racewear and Next Level Custom Apparel

ABOUT CAROLINA SPRINT TOUR -

The TriboDyn Lubricants Carolina Sprint Tour is a RaceSaver 305ci winged sprint car series that primarily competes in North Carolina and South Carolina. There are 16 points-paying races on the 2019 schedule as well as two non-points races on tap. Additionally, series drivers will see an increased payout at most tracks this year.

 

 

Engine Woes Hinder Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Amidst a very strong night at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Justin Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports would endure engine issues after jumping into the lead on Saturday night.

“We have been working super hard getting everything dialed in on the Dale Miller Motorsports car, and it looked to be going our way on Saturday,” Justin Sanders said. “Unfortunately on the opening lap of the feature, our engine let go and it ended our night.”

Coming into the night on a personal three-race winning streak, Sanders would look to get the Thompson’s Buick-GMC/Thompson’s Jeep-Ram/Dale Miller Septic, Inc. No. 4SA machine it’s first win of the season as he opened the night up by turning in the eighth fastest lap of the night during time trials.

Grabbing a heat race win in convincing fashion, Sanders would make his way into the redraw where the one pill put him on the pole to start the 25-lap feature event.

With the initial start being waived off due to a stalled car behind him, the second start would see Sanders mash the throttle and jump out to the early lead. Opening up a sizeable lead in just one lap, things would come to an abrupt halt on the second lap as Sanders lost power heading into turns three and four.

Hopping out to examine his machine, the issues were apparent, and Sanders’ night would be over just like that.

“It’s hard to say how your night would have gone, but I had a great feeling with how we felt early,” Sanders said. “It is a definite bummer, and hopefully we can get this No. 4sa car back up and running in no time.”

The Dale Miller Motorsports team would like to thank Thompson’s Buick-GMC, Thompson’s Jeep-Ram, Dale Miller Septic, Inc., North County Plastering, Anrak Corporation, Yuba-Sutter Aviation, Frank’s Body Shop, Wion’s Powder Coating, Walker Performance Filtration, Factory Kahne Shocks, Smith Titanium, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, and Vortex Wings for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 7, Wins- 0, Top-5’s-2, Top-10’s-4

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders are unsure of their next move at the time of press.

 


 

Justyn Cox Second at Silver Dollar Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back in his Cox Family Racing No. 31C over the weekend, Justyn Cox would pick up a second place finish on Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway before mechanical gremlins ended his night prematurely on Saturday at Placerville Speedway.

“Friday night we were pretty good, and ended up second but we kind of fought some engine issues,” Cox explained. “Saturday night we kept working to fix our issue, and it ended up getting the best of us during the feature.”

Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, Cox and company tried some things for time trials that simply didn’t work as Cox timed the Michael David Winery/Five Window Beer Company/Cranked Naturals backed No. 31c machine in seventh fastest in time trials.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Cox would be on the tight side and couldn’t capitalize on the prime starting position. Finishing second, Cox would move into the feature event where he took the green flag from the fourth starting position.

When the race came to life, Cox would go to work on the track’s low groove but would quickly find that an engine stumble made the line tough to run.

Moving to the top, Cox would go to work on the cushion as he would slowly work his way into second as the laps clicked off. Chasing after Shane Golobic, a late restart would see both driver’s fight a stumble, but Golobic was able to act faster and get the best of Cox as he grabbed the win and Cox capped the night with a second place finish.

Traveling to Placerville Speedway on Saturday night, Cox would get off to a great start as he timed his entry in third fastest amongst 22 cars checked into the pit area on this night.

Running second in his heat race to Jodie Robinson, Cox would be eligible for the redraw where the redraw placed him in the third row to start the 25-lap feature event.

The race’s initial start would see the Clarksburg, CA driver forge his way up to third but the yellow flag would fly negating his progress.

Getting underway, Cox would find himself working in the Top-5 as a couple of stoppages would keep the race from getting into a fluid green flag run.

A lap seven restart saw Cox’s machine stumble bad it would nearly cause disaster and he opted to pull his machine back to his trailer and end the night.

“It was a bummer to end our night like that on Saturday,” Cox said. “We will go through this thing and see what we can find. Hopefully it’s a quick fix. Thanks to everyone for their help and support.”

The Cox Racing team would like to thank Michael David Winery, Five Window Beer Company, MDW Sports, Cranked Naturals, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, LRB, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, Coos Bay Speedway, Swimming Pool Perfections, Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Moyle Race Engines, and Manzer Motorsports for their support in 2019!

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-14, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-7

ON TAP: Justyn Cox will reunite with Doug Rutz this Friday and Saturday night in Tulare, CA for the Peter Murphy Classic with the SCCT.

 

 

Tony Gualda Overcomes Adversity and Scores Top-10 at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- Though it is entirely too early to even look into points battles, Tony Gualda will look back on Saturday night as a key night should he win what is shaping up to be a tight championship fight at Placerville Speedway, after overcoming a nightmarish start to his night and finishing seventh.

“Our night started off just about as bad as it could,” Tony Gualda said. “We hurt an engine during hot laps, missed time trials, and were stuck in the back all night. Luckily Cody, MF, and everyone that helps us out gave me a good car and we were able to persevere.”

Coming up lame during the first lap of hot-laps, the mad scramble was on for Gualda and the C&M Motorsports team. Hoping they had an issue rectified, the team would push out for time trials, but with the car not firing they would opt to make a change.

Just narrowly making it out for his heat race, the Hollister, CA driver would use the heat as his hot lap session as he managed to pick up a couple of positions and finish sixth.

Starting scratch on the field, Gualda would keep a cool head on his shoulders as he battled through thick traffic just trying to keep his nose clean and be in the hunt at the end of the night.

Continuing to work through traffic, and use restarts to his advantage, Gualda would recover well as he picked up a seventh place finish aboard the Moorefield Construction/Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA/Dassel’s Petroleum backed machine.

“I have to thank everyone that stepped in and helped us change engines,” Tony Gualda said. “It was pretty cool to see so many people lending a helping hand to help us get back on track. Thanks to Cody and Mandi for continuing to stick with me. Looking forward to getting to my favorite track this weekend.”

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

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports will now follow the SCCT to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA this Friday and Saturday night for the Peter Murphy Classic.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-1, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-9.

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

 

 

Andy Forsberg and F&F Racing Go Back to Back at Placerville Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA- One week after scoring his 60th career Placerville Speedway feature event win, Andy Forsberg wasted no time grabbing his 61st, as he bested a talented field of cars assembled at Placerville Speedway on Saturday night.

“The first couple of starts really didn’t go my way, but luckily there was a couple of redo’s and I figured it out, and was able to get this car back into victory lane,” Andy Forsberg said.

Jumping into second quickly after taking the green flag from the fourth starting position, Forsberg would find himself chasing after Jodie Robinson, who was up front out early.

Battling with Robinson’s father early in his career, the new age Robinson Vs Forsberg battle saw the Auburn, CA driver jump into the lead on the race’s fourth lap following a restart.

Working the bottom groove, Forsberg would lead the way but young Robinson was persistent as she went to work on the high, scary side of the speedway.

As the yellow flew on the seventh lap, Forsberg would opt to change lines as he would now work the top and force Robinson to try elsewhere as he worked the Placerville Speedway cushion.

The final restart on lap 14, saw Forsberg get away from the field and get into traffic during the waning laps. With action going on behind him, Forsberg would cruise to the win by over 2 seconds, as he picked up his third win of the season on the famed red dirt.

Early in the night, Forsberg would get off to a great start as he earned quick time honors aboard the Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes/Geico Local Office/PitStopUSA backed entry.

“These youngsters are getting better and better each week, and it is not good for old guys like myself,” Andy Forsberg said with a smile. “We will keep them behind us as long as we can, but still feels great to get a win.”

F&F Racing and Andy Forsberg would like to thank Econo Lube-n-Tune and Brakes, Geico Local Office, PitStopUSA, Lucas Oil, Pacific Highway Rentals, Autism Awareness, FVP, and CRV Carbon Solutions for their support in 2019.

ON TAP: F&F Racing and Andy Forbserg head to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA this Friday and Saturday night for the Peter Murphy Classic with the SCCT.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-9, Wins-3, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-6.

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

 

 

Clinton County Motor Speedway will try again to present the Lenny Stroud Jr Memorial Race held over from the 2018 racing season.

Persistent rain last fall caused the event to be carried over to the new season. Rain has continued to plague the program, forcing officials to try again to complete the show. Hopefully Friday May 17 is finally the night.

Family and friends will pause to remember former limited late model driver Lenny Stroud Jr in a fitting way.

The first Lenny Stroud Jr Memorial race will be presented for the Smith Excavation & Construction limited late models. A trophy and extra money awaits the winner. In addition to limited late models, classes in action include the Gary's Motor Mart/Laurel Highlands IMCA sprint cars, Millers Automotive Machine pro stocks,Weaver’s Radiator & Auto Repair/Jay Coder Excavating & Construction 270 micro sprints and, 600 micro sprints. Gates open at 5:00 pm with racing at 7:30.

Stroud’s interest in auto racing came honestly. He’s the third generation in his family to have campaigned the well known “Pink Lady” no. 18 named race car around PA ovals.

Stroud’s grandfather, George Moyer, started the tradition because of his love of a particular car model and colors produced in 1955. The Crown Vic Ford’s factory colors were Tropical Rose and Snowshoe white. Moyer chose to paint his race cars in those colors and the tradition began. It continued with Len Stroud Sr., and his son Lenny, who at one time alternated seat time while racing a limited late model at Clinton County Motor Speedway. Lenny Stroud Jr continued that tradition until his untimely death a at age 28 due to an enlarged heart.

Kim Zell and others came up with the idea of a memorial race which originally began as a secret to surprise Stroud’s parents.Ultimately the family and others have pitched in to help promote the special night.

A Lenny Stroud Jr Memorial Trust Scholarship Fund was established which primarily assists children with learning challenges or deceased parents.

Fund raisers take place frequently. The group have sold beef sticks on Friday nights at the racetrack and other fundraisers.

Family members are expected to attend. Race fans are encouraged to wear pink to the speedway Friday night.

A strong field of racers are expected including members of the Yoder Nation, JR Toner, Mike Smith, Kevin Probst, Matt Cochran, Gary Mellott, Joe Lusk, Luke Hoffner, John Myers and others.

Lenny Stroud Sr returns to the drivers seat to campaign the Pink Lady car in this event.

Parents are encouraged to bring children to the track for the make up Easter candy scramble presented by GFY Racing Supply of Avis, PA. Owner Nick Loffredo will also award a random finisher in the Stroud Memorial with a fuel certificate. Loffredo and son compete in late model racing. GFY Racing Supply is a speedway sponsor and supplies racers with quality race fuels, tire and parts. They can be reached at (570)-295-6760 or on Facebook.

Fans are reminded camping is welcome at Clinton County Motor Speedway. Sites are available with water and electric hook ups. There is a dump facility on site which is included in the camping fee. Cost to camp is $25 per night.

Gates open at 5 pm. Warm-ups start at 7. Racing gets under way at 7:30. Regular general admission prices are in effect for this event. Adults,$12. Students, 12-17, $10. Under 12 free. Pit admission is $ 30.

Make plans to enjoy old school racing at its finest. Visit Clinton County Motor Speedway this weekend. The track is conveniently located off I-80, exit 178 near Mackeyville, PA. Race day phone number is (570)-971-2126.

 

Michalski eager to battle Outlaws in Abbottstown

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

PENNDEL, Pa. (May 13, 2019) – Pennsylvania Posse Country is about to hit high gear, as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is set to invade Central Pennsylvania for the first time in 2019. Lincoln Speedway, a Saturday night home to many of Pennsylvania’s finest winged warriors, will be the first stop on the Outlaws’ agenda, invading the Pigeon Hills on Wednesday evening, May 15.

Like many others from the Keystone State, Penndel, Pennsylvania’s Brett Michalski will attempt to do his part in defending home dirt against the Outlaws on Wednesday night, ultimately working to qualify for World of Outlaws main event competition, as well as contest for a win against some of the best sprint car drivers in the country.

“We understand what we are up against, but we couldn’t be more excited,” Brett Michalski explained, driver of the Brett Michalski Motorsports/JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/No. 73B sprint car. “The atmosphere during the World of Outlaws events in Central Pennsylvania are second to none. No matter the outcome, our plan is to race hard and have fun; we have nothing to lose.”

During a recent trip to the Pigeon Hills, the 2018 Lincoln Speedway Rookie of the Year participated in a pair of main events on Saturday, May 11; the previously scheduled World of Outlaws tune-up, as well as a makeup feature that was originally slated for May 4. Although Michalski’s outcomes were below expectation, 19th during the World of Outlaws tune-up and 16th during the makeup program, the lap time achieved was important.

“We’re constantly working for ways to improve,” Michalski added. “We’ve had some solid finishes this season, we just need to work on our consistency.”

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brett Michalski and Brett Michalski Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: JR Michalski Heating & Air Conditioning/Irish Rover Station House/York by Johnson Controls/Wood Services/Big Heads/Richboro Pub/Maxim Chassis/Don Ott Racing Engines/Kriner Engines/Penske Shocks/VP Racing Fuels/Hoosier Tire/Wings Unlimited/Racer’s Used and New Parts Warehouse.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to keep track of Brett Michalski Motorsports on all of the available social media outlets including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BJMMotorsports/

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Earned 2018 Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year honors. Earned Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway heat race victories. Finished 11th in the final Lincoln Speedway standings.

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker. Rallied from 17th to finish 13th at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 13.


Three starts, three top-tens for Cory Haas; World of Outlaws trio next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

YORK, Pa. (May 13, 2019) – Despite a busy weekend complete with three main events in two days, Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports took full advantage of the opportunity and scored three consecutive top-ten finishes; a perfect momentum swing just before the World of Outlaws invade Central Pennsylvania for the first time on Wednesday.

Haas, driver of John Trone’s Trone Outdoor Motorsports/Trone Outdoor Advertising/Wicked Cushion/Old Republic Distillery/Creekside Auto Sales/No. 39 sprint car, kicked off his three-feature weekend with an eighth place performance during the Outlaws tune-up at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 10.

Action continued on Saturday in the Pigeon Hills where Haas entered a pair of main events at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway; the previously scheduled Outlaw tune-up, followed by a make-up feature that was postponed from Saturday, May 4. The former Lincoln Speedway Kevin Gobrecht Memorial champion finished seventh and fifth, respectively, highlighting his performances with an impressive charge from 13th during the World of Outlaws tune-up.

“That was a lot of fun. A boost of momentum, as well as confidence, is exactly what this team needed heading into a competitive week with the World of Outlaws,” Cory Haas said, a two-time feature winner in 2018. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work over the last few months. Despite all of the bad weather we’ve had, they never sat still; they kept working for ways to find speed and it is clearly paying off.”

Cory Haas and Trone Outdoor Motorsports will join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for three events in four days, first joining the national travelers on Wednesday, May 15, at Lincoln Speedway. The extended weekend will continue on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18, with a pair of starts at the famed-Williams Grove Speedway. Including the Morgan Cup bonus, Haas will chase a total winner’s share equalling $25,000 at Williams Grove; $8,000 on Friday and $12,000 on Saturday, plus a $5,000 Morgan Cup bonus.

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

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Follow Cory Haas on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/665179853507583/. Keep up with Cory Haas online at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at www.troneoutdoormotorsports.com.

STATS:
2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway – 4/6, Williams Grove Speedway – 9/2)

2018 Highlights: Cory Haas earned his first top-five finish of the 2018 season on Saturday, March 17, at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Finished sixth during Lincoln Speedway’s Sprint Spring Championship. Earned victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 6. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 7. Finished eighth during Walt Dyer Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 25. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 1. Earned pair of top-ten finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway (3rd) and Lincoln Speedway (6th) on Friday and Saturday, June 8-9. Finished second during Weldon Sterner Memorial at Lincoln Speedway on June 16. Finished third during World of Outlaws Tune-Up at Williams Grove Speedway on July 13. Earned two top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Finished third at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 4. Finished ninth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 11. Finished seventh against All Stars at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 25. Won Billy Kimmel Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway for a third time on Sunday, September 2. Finished 12th during 2018 Williams Grove Speedway National Open featuring the World of Outlaws. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove on October 5; fourth during regular show and sixth during Al Hamilton Tribute.

2019 Highlights: Finished tenth during Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 17. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Finished ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Qualified for Keith Kauffman Classic main event at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished fifth (started second) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20. Earned three consecutive top-ten finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway [double features] on Friday and Saturday, May 10 & 11; eighth, seventh, and fifth, respectively.


Ray Marshall Motorsports shows speed with USAC at Eldora; BOSS schedule resumes at Lawrenceburg

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (May 13, 2019) – Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports represented their fan base and team partners well during #LetsRaceTwo weekend at Eldora Speedway, ultimately qualifying for USAC National Sprint Car Series A-main competition against a top-notch field of 37 non-wing sprint car competitors.

Westfall, driver of the Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Crazy Lady Restaurant and Bar/Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M non-wing sprint car, not only qualified for main event action against the stout field on-hand, but he persevered and battled ahead for a 13th place finish; advancing three spots after starting 16th on the evening’s grid.

Ray Marshall Motorsports kicked off their night at The Big E with a third place finish during respective heat race action which solidified a spot in the evening’s ‘big dance.’

Unfortunately, Saturday’s #LetsRaceTwo program at Eldora Speedway was eventually lost to wet weather.

“With that level of competition, making the show is hard enough, let alone work for a top-five or top-ten. Matt [Westfall] was able to capitalize on his front row starting position in the heat and transfer into the feature. That was a big part of our night,” Ray Marshall explained. “Matt has the talent to be competitive alongside any driver or series in the country. I’m proud of him and everyone involved. We have a lot of racing coming up on our schedule. I’m excited to see how things unfold.”

With their first Eldora Speedway visit of 2019 officially in the books, the Forest, Ohio-based operation will now return their focus to Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) action, anxious to resume the schedule on Saturday night, May 18, with a visit to the Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Westfall, who is seeking a BOSS Series championship in 2019, will enter Lawrenceburg’s gates with one BOSS victory to his credit this season, that occurring at the highbanks of Atomic Speedway in early April.

Before making the trip to Lawrenceburg, Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will make the short trip to Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, May 17, for a regular, non-wing program.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Crazy Lady Restaurant and Bar/Hempy Water/DPI Ink

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans should ‘Like’ Matt Westfall Racing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MattWestfallRacing/, as well as keep up with Ray Marshall Motorsports on all of the available social media channels including Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ray-Marshall-Motorsports-111598495590021/.

Fans can find Ray Marshall Motorsports on the Web at: http://raymarshallmotorsports.com/.

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Matt Westfall earned four Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) victories, the most ever attained by a driver during a single season. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3.

2019 Wins: 1 (Atomic Speedway – BOSS – April 13)

2019 Highlights: Earned Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) opening night win at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Finished eighth during Gas City Speedway’s ‘Spring Fling’ on Friday, May 3. Finished 13th against stout #LetsRaceTwo field at Eldora Speedway on Friday, May 10.

 

Michael battles FAST for top-five at Sharon; AFCS pair ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FREMONT, Ohio (May 13, 2019) – The ‘Texas Traveler’ T.J. Michael found success at Sharon Speedway yet again, this time during FAST Series action with over 40 cars making the call.

Michael, driver of the Michael Motorsports/Advanced Architectural Stone/Crown Battery/Fremont Fence Company/Pro-Tech Services/Wood Heating and Air Conditioning/Kear’s Speed Shop/Wings Unlimited/Soul Fully Rooted/Big D’s Pizza/No. 8M sprint car, put together a near-flawless evening at the northeast Ohio facility on Saturday, May 11, ultimately concluding his appearance with an impressive rally from tenth to finish fifth during 25, caution-free laps.

If the end-result was not enough, Michael kicked off his evening at Sharon Speedway by recording the second fastest time during his respective time trial group, followed by a second place finish during his respective heat race. A redraw eventually set the lineup for the evening’s $3,000-to-win main event.

“We definitely had a car fast enough to win on Saturday, but the redraw kinda put us behind the eight ball early,” Michael explained, who also owns a sixth place finish at Sharon Speedway during All Star Circuit of Champions competition. “If we had a caution or two, I’m confident we could have climbed a few more spots and potentially contend for the win. Regardless, I can’t thank this team enough for their hard work and dedication. Scott and Chris gave me a great car. I was the lucky one who got to drive it.”

T.J. Michael will continue his 2019 campaign with a pair of Attica/Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) starts at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18, respectively. The Plano, Texas-native, who spends his summer months in Fremont, Ohio, will enter the weekend with two top-ten finishes to his credit thus far in 2019, the first at Attica Raceway Park on April 6.

SPECIAL THANKS:
T.J. Michael and Michael Motorsports would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Advanced Architectural Stone, Crown Battery, Fremont Fence Company, Pro-Tech Services, Wood Heating and Air Conditioning, Kear’s Speed Shop, Wings Unlimited, Soul Fully Rooted, Big D’s Pizza.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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.

STATS:
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. Earned top-ten finish (8th) at Orange County (NY) Fair Speedway on Saturday, July 29.

2018 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-ten finishes with OVSCA on Friday and Saturday, May 11-12; fifth at Hilltop Speedway (Millersburg, Ohio) and seventh at Wayne County (Ohio) Speedway. Earned top-ten (6th) finish with FAST Series at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 26. Charged from 19th to finish eighth at Attica on Friday, June 1, followed by a charge from 18th to finish 10th at Fremont on Saturday, June 2. Rallied from 12th to sixth during All Star/Speedweek A-main at Sharon Speedway on June 19. Advanced from 18th to 12th during Atomic Speedway/Speedweek make-up feature on June 23. Finished second during FAST action at Attica on June 29. Battled from 15th to eighth during FAST action at Fremont on June 30. Finished seventh at Fremont Speedway during FAST action on July 7. Joined the World of Outlaws and qualified for the Brad Doty Classic main event and finished 19th (50 cars). Rallied from 19th to finish 12th at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 27. Finished fifth at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, July 28. Charged from eighth to finish second at Wayne County Speedway on August 25. Highlighted Labor Day weekend with a charge from 23rd to 13th at Wayne County Speedway.

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with a visit to Posse Country [Lincoln Speedway] on Saturday, March 30. Finished tenth at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 6. Finished fifth during FAST Series action at Sharon (Ohio) Speedway on Saturday, May 11.


Zearfoss earns #LetsRaceTwo start; Wisconsin triple on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (May 13, 2019) – Although Mother Nature did not allow for the opportunity to try again on Saturday, Brock Zearfoss made the most of his Friday night visit to the famed-Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and qualified for World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series main event competition with nearly 50 sprint cars making the call.

Zearfoss, driver of the Premier Motorsports/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Meckley’s Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/No. 70 sprint car, joined the Greatest Show On Dirt for the annual #LetsRaceTwo program on Friday, May 10. Although it may not have been the end-result Zearfoss wanted, finishing 24th after starting 16th on the feature grid, the overall picture promoted success.

“That was quite the field of cars. Just making the show was a feat all on its own” Zearfoss said, who is traveling full-time with the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019. “I’m proud of my team. The car wasn’t where it needed to be for the feature, but that’s why we went there; get some laps and figure out where we need to be for the next time we visit. We’ll be back.”

Up next on the schedule, Brock Zearfoss and Premier Motorsports will jump back on the All Star Circuit of Champions trail and venture to the upper-Midwest, ready to invade three tracks in three days, all of which stationed across southern Wisconsin. Zearfoss’ trek to the Badger State will include visits to Wilmot Raceway, Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway on Friday through Sunday, May 17-19, respectively. The ‘Jonestown Jet’ will enter the weekend sixth in the current All Star Circuit of Champions driver chase, padded by one top-five finish in two feature starts.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss and Premier Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Meckley’s Limestone Products, Berkebile Oil Company, River City Wood Products, Lumber and Things, Linc Systems, J&J Auto Racing, Simpson Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Smith Titanium

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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.

STATS:
2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)

2017 Wins: 7 (Port Royal Speedway x5 including Open Wheel Madness)(Williams Grove Speedway – World of Outlaws; Billy Kimmel Memorial). 2017 Port Royal Speedway Track Champion.

2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

2019 Brock Zearfoss Racing Statistics:
Wins: 0
Top-5s: 5
Top-10s: 11

2019 Highlights: Earned pair of top-ten finishes [6th, 8th] against All Star Circuit of Champions at Bubba Raceway Park (Fla.). Finished sixth from 13th during Lincoln Speedway’s annual Icebreaker on March 10. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway on March 16 & 17. Finished third during Port Royal Speedway opener on Saturday, March 23. Finished fourth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, March 29. Rallied from 16th to finish seventh at Port Royal Speedway on April 6. Earned a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished third during All Star action at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday, April 11. Rallied from 11th to finish second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20.

Baker rallies from deep for top-five at Wayne County Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

SHREVE, Ohio (May 13, 2019) – A last minute decision to bypass his plans to join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, May 11, and instead visit the nearby Wayne County Speedway, proved to be a significant choice, as Trevor Baker eventually capped his night with an impressive rally from 11th to finish fourth during main event competition.

Baker, driver of the T-Rev Performance/Baker’s Mobile Home Transport/Exodus Cycle/Coblentz Trucking/No. 45 sprint car, now owns two top-ten performances at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ in 2019, the first occurring on Saturday, April 13, when the Shreve-native finished eighth during Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) competition.

In fact, much of Baker’s racing resume is padded with positive Wayne County Speedway outcomes, one of which being a victory – the first of his 410c.i. sprint car career.

“We had Eldora on our radar all week, but with some of my crew unable to make the trip, we decided to race somewhere a little closer to home. The decision definitely worked out,” Trevor Baker explained, who finished fourth during his Wayne County Speedway heat race on Saturday night. “We have a lot of big plans on our schedule, but we’ll still take things week by week. Work is very busy, so that is my first priority.”

Trevor Baker and T-Rev Performance will make a plan for the upcoming weekend during the next few days. The team will monitor the weather throughout the week to help determine a final decision.

SPECIAL THANKS: T-Rev Performance and Trevor Baker would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Baker’s Mobile Home Transport, Exodus Cycle, Coblentz Trucking, H&S Concrete, Mid Ohio Diesel, Amsoil Stone Creek Lube, Triple-X Chassis.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to ‘follow’ Trevor Baker and T-Rev Performance on all available social media accounts including Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRevPerformance and Facebook: www.facebook.com/TRevPerformance. Trevor Baker’s MyRacePass account can found at www.trevorbaker.myracepass.com.

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Qualified for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 dash at Bubba (Fla.) Raceway Park. Recorded fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials at Atomic Speedway on March 31. Charged seven spots to finish 14th against All Stars at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 5. Qualified fourth-quick out of 31 cars at Atomic Speedway on June 9. Won heat race during Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale at Atomic Speedway; finished 23rd during 35-lap A-main. Qualified for All Star dashes during starts at Wayne County Speedway (June 18) and Atomic Speedway (June 23); each Speedweek events. Scored top-ten finish (eighth) during Thunder Mountain (Pa.) Speedway start on Friday, July 20. Finished tenth during feature action at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, July 27. Finished fourth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, August 4. Finished ninth during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (Ohio) Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 11 [$20,000-to-win event]. Finished 16th during 4-Crown Nationals (ASCoC) at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 22.

2019 Highlights: Finished eighth during FAST Series action at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 6; 2019 season debut. Finished eighth during OVSCA action at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Rallied from 11th to finish fourth at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, May 11.


Whittall earns top-ten during action at The Speed Palace

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (May 13, 2019) – Despite a rocky start to his 2019 campaign, Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall is starting to see some light.

Whittall, driver of the JW Motorsports/Atlantic Utility Trailer/Brotherton Brewing Company/Pioneer Auto Body/Worldwide Bearings/No. 67 sprint car, earned a top-ten finish during his recent weekend of competition, capitalizing on a pole position during action at the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ on Saturday, May 11.

The former URC competitor, who has since made the transition to 410c.i. competition full-time in 2019, finished ninth, officially, during the Port Royal program; his second top-ten performance of the season and his first at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile.

Whittall kicked off his evening by finishing third during his respective heat race.

“We are starting to have fun again. It’s easy to get frustrated out here, but results like these remind us why we race in the first place; it is very rewarding,” Justin Whittall said. “All we can do is take things one weekend at a time and strive for better results each weekend.”

With Prom on the upcoming weekend agenda, Justin Whittall will enjoy an off-weekend from racing before returning to competition for the two-day Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 & 26. Each main event will pay $10,000.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Atlantic Utility Trailer, Brotherton Brewing Company, Pioneer Auto Body, and Worldwide Bearings.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Be sure to follow Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports on all of the available social media networks including Facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwhittallmotorsports and Twitter: www.twitter.com/justinwhittall. Fans should keep up with Justin Whittall on the Web at www.fullyinjected.com, as well as at the official online home of JW Motorsports: www.justinwhittallmotorsports.com.

STATS:
2018 Highlights: Finished third during 2018 United Racing Club (URC) opener at Carolina (N.C.) Speedway. Finished 11th during URC competition at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 21. Finished eighth during 360c.i. action at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, April 28. Qualified for Bob Weikert Memorial finale (410c.i.) main event at Port Royal Speedway on May 27. Finished fourth during 410c.i. competition at Port Royal Speedway on August 5. Won URC heat race at Bedford Speedway before rain postponed remaining portions of program. Highlighted Labor Day weekend with 12th place finish during Billy Kimmel Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway. Finished tenth during Lincoln Speedway’s season finale on Saturday, October 13. Scored a seventh place run at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, October 14.

2019 Highlights: Kicked off 2019 season with 18th and 14th place finishes at Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively. Finished tenth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7, the result of a charge from 17th. Scored top-ten (ninth) during action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, May 11.


Brent Marks excited to follow Outlaw trail to Pennsylvania

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (May 13, 2019) – For the first time in 2019, Brent Marks will have the opportunity to battle the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series from comfort of his own race shop, as the Greatest Show On Dirt prepares for an extended weekend in the Keystone State, followed by a trip to central New York.

Brent Marks, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car, will participate in a busy stretch consisting of four events over five days, first visiting the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., on Wednesday, May 15.

Action will resume with the Morgan Cup doubleheader at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18, all of which capped off with a Sunday night visit to Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, on Sunday, May 19; the site of a World of Outlaws victory for Marks during the 2018 season – a 35-lap, wire-to-wire win worth $10,000.

“I’m ready for a few extra days in my own bed. Getting to race in front of my home fans is just a bonus,” third-year Outlaw Brent Marks laughed, who is currently 11th in the World of Outlaws championship standings. “The atmosphere in Central Pennsylvania is second to none. Hopefully we can put together some solid performances for all of those coming out to support us. It should be an exciting week and weekend.”

Brent Marks will enter the Pennsylvania stretch fresh off of an Eldora Speedway start on Friday, May 10, utilizing a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series provisional to start 25th on the #LetsRaceTwo feature grid. The ‘Myerstown Missile’ advanced to an 18th place finish.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Wicked Cushion, Russell Heller Builders, Memtec Services. Associate Sponsors: Wolfrun Landscapes, Cajun Kennels, Road Runner Race Fuels. Product Sponsors: FK Shocks, HP Engines, Kistler Engines, Saldana Racing Products, Maxim Chassis, Wings Unlimited, DMI, High Performance Lubricants, K1 Race Gear, Bell Helmets, CR Graphics, RRi, Fully Injected Motorsports, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wilwood Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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 encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing.

2019 Brent Marks Racing apparel is now available and will be available for purchase at each and every World of Outlaws event.

STATS:
2019 Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics:
WoO Top-5s: N/A
WoO Top-10s: 1
WoO Wins: N/A
Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0

2019 Highlights: Advanced from 26th to finish 11th at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on Wednesday, February 27. Bounced ahead from 17th to finish 12th at Silver Dollar Speedway on March 15. Finished sixth at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, April 5. Finished 11th at Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway on Friday, April 26.

 


Dietrich earns pair of podiums at Lincoln; Outlaw week ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 13, 2019) – Although the weekend started off on the wrong foot, forced to settle with a feature ‘DNF’ at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday after making contact with the inside retaining wall, ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich rebounded in a big way on Saturday and scored a pair of podium finishes at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway.

Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car, finished second and third, respectively, during his pair of feature starts in the Pigeon Hills; second during the previously scheduled World of Outlaws tune-up and third during the make-up feature that was postponed from May 4.

With the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series invading Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, May 15, the pair of podium finishes is just what Dietrich needed to boost his momentum.

“I’m excited and this team is ready to go,” Danny Dietrich said, who owns four victories thus far in 2019 including one at Lincoln Speedway. “This is a big week for us, and of course, we look forward to this opportunity every year. All we can do is keep doing what we’ve been doing and I think we’ll have a real good shot at making some noise on Wednesday, as well as Friday and Saturday. We’ll see what happens.”

In addition to the upcoming World of Outlaws start at Lincoln Speedway, Danny Dietrich will also join the Greatest Show On Dirt during their invasion of Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18. Including the $5,000 Morgan Cup bonus, Dietrich will battle for a combined winner’s share equalling $25,000 at Williams Grove Speedway; $8,000 on Friday and $12,000 on Saturday, plus the $5,000 Morgan Cup bonus.

As a former World of Outlaws winner at Lincoln Speedway, as well as Williams Grove Speedway, Danny Dietrich will enter the long weekend as a heavy favorite in defending home dirt against the national travelers.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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/. Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track.

STATS:
2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)
2019 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 12
Top-10s: 13
Wins: 4

2019 Wins: 4 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20)

2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17. Earned victory number two during action at Williams Grove Speedway on March 29. Climbed from dead last to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 30. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Earned season win number three at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Virginia Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Thursday and Saturday, April 11 & 13, respectively. Charged from eighth to win at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20; fourth victory of the season and fourth different track. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Earned podium finishes at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 11; second during Outlaw tune-up and third during make-up event from Saturday, May 4.


Abreu 16th during Eldora visit; Peter Murphy Classic next

Dates: Friday and Saturday, May 10th & 11th
Event: #LetsRaceTwo Weekend
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 16th (22nd)
Saturday: Postponed/Weather

ST. HELENA, Calif. (May 13, 2019) – Although forced to compete in the evening’s Last Chance Showdown after not transferring through his respective heat race, Abreu’s evening at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track ended with promise, eventually qualifying for World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series main event competition with nearly 50 cars entered for action.

Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Curb Records/Abreu Vineyards/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car, finished 16th during Eldora Speedway’s #LetsRaceTwo program on Friday, May 10, climbing ahead from the outside of row 11 after finishing fourth during the evening’s Last Chance Showdown.

“When you are up against that level of talent, you have to capitalize and get through your heat race. Unfortunately for us, we had to do things the hard way on Friday after not getting through our heat. But, we made the best of it and climbed as high as we could. That’s all we can ask for,” Rico Abreu explained. “I’m proud of my team. They never give up. Their hard work will pay off soon and I’m excited for that to happen.”

With a stretch of action in the Midwest complete, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing will now turn their attention back to the Golden State and return to California for a full slate of Peter Murphy Classic competition at Thunderbowl Raceway on May 17 & 18.

In actuality, Abreu will enter three programs during his Thunderbowl Raceway visit. The St. Helena, California-native will enter the Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) portion of the weekend on both days, as well as the King of the West (KWS) portion on Saturday; SCCT being a 360c.i. series and KWS being a 410c.i. series. Abreu is a former winner the Tulare venue, most notably beating the World of Outlaws in 2015.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks. Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/rico_abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

Rico Abreu Racing: http://www.ricoabreu.com/
2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru May 13, 2019)
Total Races: 18
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 6
Total Top-10s: 10
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car


Donny Schatz conquers #LetsRaceTwo at Eldora, gains World of Outlaws point lead

Dates: Friday and Saturday, May 10th & 11th
Event: #LetsRaceTwo Weekend
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 1st (1st)
Saturday: Postponed/Weather

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 1st – 1976 points (14-point lead over Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 13, 2019) – For the second time in 2018, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz is a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series main event winner, this time conquering action at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. In fact, the #LetsRaceTwo victory on Friday, May 10, was Schatz’ third consecutive #LetsRaceTwo feature win, as the ten-time and defending World of Outlaws champion swept the Mother’s Day weekend special in 2018.

Schatz’ victory at The Big E was the result of a runner-up finish during his respective heat race, winning the first of two dashes shortly thereafter. The driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car would go on to lead all 30 laps of main event competition to earn the $10,000 payday, forced to withstand early pressure from World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender, Carson Macedo, and then a late race charge by Shark Racing’s Logan Schuchart.

Adding a little extra glamour to Schatz’ dominating performance at Eldora Speedway, he did so with Toco Warranty on the sideboard; his first victory of the season with the California-based company, now the primary sponsor of the ever-familiar No. 15, attached to the car.

Saturday’s #LetsRaceTwo finale was eventually cancelled due to late-afternoon rain showers. The event will be contested on Wednesday, July 17.

“It’s always exciting to get a win at Eldora. We’ve built a pretty strong playbook over the years, but things change; tires change, track surfaces change. Lucky for me, I have a team that adapts well to change and we certainly proved that tonight,” Donny Schatz expressed, who is now the World of Outlaws championship point leader. “I’m happy to get it done for our friends at Toco Warranty. This is our first win with Toco on the sideboard, so that feels pretty special. Hopefully we can earn them a lot more as the season continues.”

Up next on the schedule, Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will venture further east and invade areas of Pennsylvania and New York for an extended weekend consisting of four events over five days. Schatz will first visit the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, May 15, followed by a two-day visit to the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18.

The long weekend will conclude on Sunday, May 19, with a visit to the state-of-the-art Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at www.dirtvision.com.
2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru May 13, 2019)
World of Outlaws Races: 14
World of Outlaws Wins: 2
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 10
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 14


Tony Stewart earns GLSS victory at I-96 Speedway; All Star triple next

Date: Friday, May 10th
Event: Veterans Night
Series: Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS)
Track: I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, Mich.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (6th)

Date: Saturday, May 11th
Event: FAST Series at Sharon Speedway
Series: FAST Series
Track: Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (6th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 13, 2019) – The recent weekend was nearly flawless for Columbus, Indiana’s Tony Stewart, as the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion attained back-to-back podium finishes during sprint car competition, one of which a win during 360c.i. action in southern Michigan.

The victory, occurring during Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) competition at I-96 Speedway on Friday, May 10, was the product of a third row starting position. Wasting little time, ‘Smoke’ maneuvered his way to the front, eventually taking command with only 14 laps checked off the counter. The eventual triumph was Stewart’s fourth of the season, now earning victories against three different sanctioning bodies including GLSS, United Sprint Car Series (USCS) and the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Smoke’s second podium performance of the weekend occurred during FAST Series action at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio – once again the product of a third row starting position. Although falling one position short of a weekend sweep, Smoke made things interesting and nearly drove by race leader, Cole Duncan, during a battle in traffic with a short distance remaining.

Although Smoke attempted a last-ditch effort maneuver in the final corner, diving low into turns three and four in hopes of sneaking by Duncan just before the flagstand, the attempt fell short, ultimately forced to settle for the next step on the podium.

“That was a fun weekend. Being able to put together back-to-back solid performances like that is always enjoyable,” Tony Stewart said, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car. “Hats off to this team. They make my job look easy.”

With the intent to add another Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory to his credit, Smoke will continue his 2019 sprint car campaign with a trio of All Star events through southern Wisconsin on Friday through Sunday, May 17-19. Stewart will follow the Series to Wilmot Raceway, Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway, respectively.

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

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

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram at www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg.
2019 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru May 13, 2019)
Total Races: 20
Total Wins: 4
Total Top-5s: 15
Total Top-10s: 17

 

 

Sprints On Dirt

Fort Wayne, IN (May 12, 2019) – With rain percentages looking better and better as the day went on Saturday, the first 2019 Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Ignition / Motul race at Butler Motor Speedway looked good. Unfortunately, Mother Nature apparently wasn’t watching the percentages.

As pit gates opened and the pits filled with cars, intermittent sprinkles started. Just as SOD sign in was winding down, rain increased, and it soon became clear to everyone watching weather radar on their phones that we wouldn’t get the show in. After having put in a long week prepping for the race, Promoters Denny Donaldson and Bob Garrett had to pull the plug and cancel the show.

Butler and SOD officials went to work to replace the date, and within a short time, it was agreed to reschedule the race for Saturday, May 25. It will be a two-day weekend for SOD competitors with Hartford Motor Speedway on the schedule for Friday, May 24.

For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net and the speedway’s Facebook page at https://goo.gl/csxUkX.

Please check out these websites too:

Lane Automotive – www.laneautomotive.com

King Engine Bearings – www.kingbearings.com

MSD Ignition – www.msdperformance.com

Motul – www.motul.com/us/en-US

Sprints On Dirt – www.sprintsondirt.com

Sprints On Dirt is brought to you in 2019 by:

Lane Automotive (Title Sponsor) King Engine Bearings (Presenting Sponsor) MSD Ignition (Presenting Sponsor) Motul (Presenting Sponsor) Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire) Benic Enterprises (Fast Masters Sponsor) Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor) King Engine Bearings (Heat Race Sponsor) MSD Ignition (Heat Race Sponsor) Motul (Heat Race Sponsor) MAHLE Aftermarket (Hard Charger Sponsor)

· KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor) COMP Cams (Lucky Dog Sponsor) Benic Enterprises (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor) Allstar Performance (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor) Motul (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor) King Engine Bearings (SOD Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor) Noizee 1 Motorsports (Special Awards)

SOD 2019 contingency marketing partners are:

Allstar Performance BR Motorsports Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) Keizer Aluminum Wheels King Racing Products Maxim Racing Pyrotect Racing Cells Racing Optics Rod End Supply Saldana Racing Products Schoenfeld Headers Simpson Racing Products Ti22 Performance

 

 

Meitzler Memorial Rained Out; Dick Tobias Classic Set For May 19 @ Action Track USA

Kutztown, PA (May 12) - What can we do to turn Mother Nature into a race fan?

That seems to be the million-dollar question asked by many tracks, racers, and fans right now as ol' Ma Nature put an end to several racing programs over the past weekend (again), including Sunday's season opening Goldie & Elton Meitzler Memorial at Kutztown's Championship Energy Action Track USA.

The 2019 campaign will now kick off this Sunday, May 19, with the seventh annual Dick Tobias Classic, a 75-lap affair for the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs that pays a whopping $5,000 to the winner.

All of the past winners of the Dick Tobias Classic are planning to be in the field this Sunday. Rick Eckert (2013), Brad Brightbill (2014), and Tim Buckwalter (2018) will attempt to win their second 75-lap Tobias Classic. No one, however, has had more success in the lucrative long distance event than three-time and defending SpeedSTR point champion Billy Pauch Jr. "The Kid's Kid" has triumphed in the race dedicated to the memory of Dick "Toby" Tobias on three occasions (2015, and twice in 2017 - the race was rained out in '16 so it was held two times the following season).

There will be a large contingent of SpeedSTR competitors looking for their initial victory in the prestigious event, with many of them bringing top-notch pedigrees to the Berks County oval. "The People's Champ" and USAC star Dave Darland of Kokomo, IN, will be flying in and competing in a SpeedSTR. Darland earned a fourth-place finish in his only Action Track USA start in 2018.

Billy Pauch Sr., the 2016 point champ, returns to SpeedSTR wars this year...and a victory in the Dick Tobias Classic is one of the few blemishes on his stellar racing resume`. Sprint Car standout Chase Dietz , last year's four-time winner Briggs Danner, "the Flyin' Buckeye" Matt Westfall, and "the Royersford Rocket" Steve Buckwalter are just a few of the other challengers for Sunday's big $5,000 paycheck.

May 19 will begin with an afternoon practice session that is open to all divisions scheduled to compete at Action Track USA during the '19 season. Gates will open at 12 noon and cars will take to the track from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost to practice is $25.00 per car. Everyone entering the pits needs to purchase a pit pass at regular price, however...the pit pass is good for both practice and the Dick Tobias Classic that evening.

After a break following the test n' tune session, pre-race warm-ups will get underway at 6:15 p.m., followed by the National Anthem and qualifying heats for all three divisions. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m.

It should be noted that the afternoon practice is limited to a specific number of cars and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Race teams need to contact Action Track USA if they plan to attend the practice session. Practice reservations can be made by sending $25 (along with name, car number, and division) to Action Track USA at 52A Woodside Ave., Temple, PA 19560.

The Hyper Racing EVO Injection 600 Sprints and All Star Slingshots will join the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs on the May 19th menu of high speed adventure. Adult General Admission is $20 for the Tobias Classic, with Senior Citizen tickets $18. Youth between the ages of 6 and 12 are priced at $8, and children under the age of six are free.

The 600 Sprints take center stage on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, with the running of the annual King of No Wing Shootout. The 40-lapper pays $1,000 to win (with Gambler's Fee) and features four different winners in the four years of its existence. The SpeedSTRs and All Star Slingshots will also be in action in this holiday "showdown at sundown."

The season continues with a four division program on Sunday, June 2nd, as the Junior Slingshots join the SpeedSTRs, 600 Sprints, and All Star Slingshots.

The excitement continues to build as the new season is less than one week away...it is almost time to once again "Spray some Clay at Action Track USA", where the superstars come to race!

For additional information, log on to www.actiontrackusa.com, or follow us on social media at Facebook.com/Action Track USA or on Twitter and Instagram (@ActionTrackUSA).

 

 

RAIN WASHES OUT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY NIGHT RACING FOR FIRST TIME THIS SEASON

USAC SPRINTS, MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN FEATURED ON SATURDAY, MAY 18TH

BECHTELSVILLE, PA May 11, 2019 . . . For the first time this season Ma Nature returned to action at Grandview Speedway with rain wiping out the Saturday night doubleheader that would have featured the NASCAR T.P. Trailers 358 Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman.

Racing action will return to the Bechtelsville banked clay oval when the Rapid Tire United States Auto Club (USAC) East Coast Wingless Sprints make their first appearance at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, May 18th. The exciting 360 Sprints will feature such talents as Steve Drevicki, Eddie Strada, Alex Bright and a host of others. And of course also seeing action will be the NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman. The tripleheader night of action gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. Adult admission is $20, youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5 and kids under 6 are admitted FREE.

And on Sunday, May 19th at 1 p.m. Outlaw Enduro and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers. Big Car Enduro (75-laps), Small Car Enduro (75-laps), Junkyard Car Race (50-laps), Savage 61 Roadrunners (20-lap feature plus qualifying), Vintage Cars (2-20-lap features), Mechanics Race (20-laps), Outlaw 4X4 Truck Series (Heats and Features on Obstacle Course). Adult admission is $10.

Information on racing at Grandview Speedway can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Extends Thoughts and Prayers to Zitterich Family

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 12, 2019) - Everyone within the Jackson Motorplex community is deeply saddened at the recent and unexpected passing of Chuck Zitterich.

Zitterich was the race director at the track for the last three seasons and he also ran the National Sprint League for two seasons among many other duties throughout his respected time as a race official and director.

"Chuck was not only our race director, he was our leader in the pits," Jackson Motorplex General Manager Doug Johnson said. "He commanded everyone's respect and in return everyone respected Chuck for the job that he did. He was the rock of our pit area.

"Chuck's passing is a huge loss not only for Jackson Motorplex, but for the entire sprint car community. We want to express our deepest sympathy to Sonja, the kids and the entire Zitterich Family. Sprint car racing in the Upper Midwest would not be where it is today without the efforts of Chuck Zitterich and we cannot thank him enough for those efforts. Rest in Peace, Chuck."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, May 11, 2019)--Tony Stewart and the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions will take on the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Sprint Car warriors in a Sprint Challenge Friday, May 17 at Wilmot Raceway.
Mother Nature was the only winner on Mother's Day weekend at Wilmot as persistent showers and cold temperatures resulted in officials canceling the Saturday, May 11 Family Night program.
Stewart, former NASCAR Champion and sprint car standout, will lead the All Stars invading the IRA drivers home turf of the 1/3-mile clay oval located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds.
Beaver Dam's Jeremy Schultz captured the Wilmot season opener on May 4 as the IRA is in its 52nd season. Bill Balog of North Pole, Alaska was second with Rico Abreu of California third. The trio is expected to be on hand for the co-sanctioned showdown.
The AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints and the Lightning Sprints presented by the IRA make up the complete open wheel sprint car program.
Pardeeville's Craig Campton captured the May 4 wingless opener, the first feature win in his career. Waukesha's Mark Heinert, a 3-time Wilmot champion, took top honors in the motor-cycle engine powered Lightning Sprints.
Grandstands open for the special Friday night program May 17 at 5:00 p.m. with on track activity slated for 5:45 and racing to follow. Admission for adults ages 12 and over is $30.00, ages 7-11 is $10.00 and ages 6 and under admitted free.
For the latest Wilmot Raceway updates check the official website wilmotraceway.com, the track's Facebook page or the trackside race line 262-862-2090.
SUBMITTED BY MICHAEL H. BABICZ

 

IT’S RACE DAY SATURDAY MAY 11th MONARCH MOTOR SPEEDWAY Featuring the Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA Racing Series 360C.I. Sprint Car Shootout, MONARCH MIDGET CHAMP'S & LIMITED MODIFIED MADNESS!

-WICHITA FALLS WEATHER LOOKING GREAT FOR RACING: 65° AND DRY! (see graph attached) TRACK is READY TO GO (see pics from 6:45AM this morning when the sun was coming up)!

-Pre-Race FAN FEST 6-6:30pm, HOT LAPS at 7pm with RACING to follow! See the best 360 Sprint, Midget & Limited Modified racers from SIX STATES slug it out for dirt track dominance & a big pay day!

-You can purchase grandstand tickets at the ticket gate upon your arrival: Kids 6-11 are $5, Adults ages 12-64 are $22, Seniors/Military $15. Drivers can still enter the race upon their arrival at the track tonight, there is a $30 at-track entry fee for those drivers that did not pre-enter. Stands open by 5:30pm.

-Drivers Meeting/Draw-In (all divisions mandatory) at 5:30pm, with the draw closing 15 minutes after the conclusion of the pit meeting. Pit passes are $35. Pits open by 3.

-COMPLETE DETAILS: Click www.SprintCarBandits.com

-Directions to Monarch Motor Speedway from I-44 in Wichita Falls: Go 4 Miles West on Hwy 287, Exit FM369 North 0.7 Miles. On Facebook find them at @MonarchMotorSpeedway and their new website is coming soon and will be MonarchMotorSpeedway.com. Adult GA to this event on race day is $22, with Seniors/Military $15, Ages 6-11 are $5; while Pit Passes are $35.

Here’s the final early entry list, as of 5/11 AM, for the Sprint Car Bandits® vs NCRA Racing Series, Midget & Limited Modifieds for this Saturday’s Tripleheader at Monarch Motor Speedway, being held *TONIGHT* Saturday May 11th at 7pm:

Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA Shootout:

04 Kyle Jones, Kennedale TX

1X Tim Crawley, Benton AR

2 Michael Day, Greenville TX

2C Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City OK

2J Zach Blurton, Quinter KS

10C Jeremy Campbell, Wichita KS

12W Dale Wester, Ovilla TX

13M Chance McCrary, Allen TX

20 Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills TX

21 Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, TX

22X Steven Shebester, Mustang OK

23 Junior Jenkins, Greenville TX

27 Kodey Keimig, Waxahachie TX

41 Steve McMackin, Greenville TX

45 Rusty Pipes, Lubbock TX

45B Casey Burkham, Combine TX

52 JD Fry, Arlington TX

52H Blake Hahn, Sapulpa OK

57 Chase Parson, Abilene TX

57C Chris Schmelzle, Colville WA

64 Mark Zoeller, Rocket TX

71 Colby Estes, Mansfield TX

72 Daniel Estes, Mansfield TX

77W Will Eggimann, Forney TX

79 Ryan Hall, Midlothian TX

80 Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse TX

82C Christian Kinnison, Mansfield, TX

92 Jordan Weaver, Woodward OK

99X Dalton Stevens, Scurry TX

118 Scott Evans, Rhone TX

420 Royce Steed, Midlothian TX

V8 Robert Vetter, Wolfe City TX

MIDGETS:

2 Ryan Hall, Seagoville TX

4J Tim Crawley, Benton AR

7U Kyle Jones, Kennedale TX

9 Emilio Hoover, Broken Arrow OK

9U Doug McCune, Ft. Worth TX

18B Josh Hanna, Tyler TX

19 Pierce Urbanosky, North Richland Hills TX

21 Michelle Melton, Flower Mound TX

42 Hank Davis, Sand Spring OK

44 Wesley Smith, Nixa MO

85 Grady Chandler, Piedmont OK

LIMITED MODIFIEDS:

05 Tanner Houston

1 Ryan Thomas, Lubbock TX

3Z Payton Zentgraf, Wichita Falls TX

5 Tate Butler

5X Michael Dabney, Crandall TX

7K Greg Moran

15W Kale Westover

17A Aaron Alley, Lakeside City TX

21T Tracy Peters, Nevada TX

25H Shane Hartline, Ivanhoe TX

26 Richard Walp, Olney TX

29J Jonathan Powers, Iowa Park TX

30 John Nemetz, Iowa Park TX

36J Justin Whitehead, Texarkana TX

37 Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park TX

41 Josh Cournoyer, Wichita Falls TX

41T James Craig, Denison TX

48 Mike Land, Waco TX

50 Brandon White, Collinsville TX

61R Ray Sluder, Wichita Falls TX

65 Brayden Wyatt, Wichita Falls TX

66 Nick Clinkenbeard, Weatherford TX

66K, Koby Adams, Randlett OK

66X Greg Frazer, Joshua TX

D7 David Bolf, Wichita Falls TX

HOST HOTEL for this event with a parking lot for big trailers:

Super 8

1307 Kenley Ave

Wichita Falls, TX 76306

…Call 940-322-8880...ask for Jason York or tell them 'need to book a room with Monarch Motor Speedway rate code" There are several hotels about 5 miles from the track. When you leave the track, just go south of track 1 mile until you get to Hwy 287. Then head 4 miles east to Wichita Falls, and the moment you turn south, you'll see them all lined up on the west side of the road. The host hotel is located right there amongst them.

Here’s previously released complete event information:

Wichita Falls, TX (05/11/19) by DarinShort.com. The Sprint Car Bandits® vs NCRA Shootout, Monarch Midget Championships and Limited Modified Madness Triple Header at Monarch Motor Speedway are TONIGHT Saturday, May 11th at the beautiful and well-manicured ¼ mile speed plant located on the west side of Wichita Falls, TX.

If you'd like to see a taste of the last Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA Sprint Shootout action in this area, here's a video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo7jzLemFRs&t=6s

To get a good taste of the facility and great action at this track, here’s a good video to check out: https://vimeo.com/108760088

Regarding the Sprint Car rules edits and reminders for this event, they are very small in nature:

-Mufflers are now optional at this event.

-Tires must be Hoosier Racing Tires on all four corners. After hot laps, you must make your rear tire selection for the night, and your rear tires will be marked, and you must run those two tires through the balance of the event. The LR tire must be a Hoosier 92 and must durometer 35 or higher when we stamp it. The RR tire must durometer 45 or higher (example the Hoosier RaceSaver or ASCS stamped RR). No tire bleeders. (Additional info is posted under the ‘rules’ link on series site.)

-Top wing angle must be set to 20° throughout the night. No hydraulic sliders allowed. Go to the rules page at www.SprintCarBandits.com for a very thorough instructional video if you need assistance setting your wing angle. All drivers must follow all Sprint Car Bandits rules and procedures (posted at the SCB website under ‘rules’). Reminder to pay close attention to our start/restart rules if you’re not familiar with them.

-Pre-entry to this event concluded yesterday. Drivers that choose not to pre-enter by 5/10/19 will have a $30 registration fee due upon sign in on race night (for all divisions). Thank you to the teams that pre-entered so we can let fans know who to expect at the races tonight.

Monarch has crushed asphalt pits for everyone and can handle big heavy tow rigs, even when grassy areas may be soggy, so there’s no worry about any of that on race day. Feel free to follow along at this NOAA weather graphic for Wichita Falls:

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php…

Adult tickets on the day of the race are $22 (ages 11-64), while kids (ages 6-11) are $5 and Seniors/Active Military are $15. Pit passes on May 11th are $35.

RACE FANS: Make plans to arrive early at the track to take in the pre-race Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15” Fan Fest! It will take place directly next to the main ticket window from 6pm until about 6:45pm. There, you can meet the drivers of the Fierce 15, get selfies, purchase their 2019 t-shirt designs (get them autographed!) and get a good close look at the cars. SCB Fan Fest is an effort to help sprint car racing get back to the good ‘ol days when there was generally more fan interaction with the race teams. Back then it was common for most of the fans to go to the pits after the races to meet with the teams, and now in many cases the races at tracks don’t finish in time to make that feasible. This is an effort to fire back up that interaction by simply flipping the timing element. Pre-race Fan Fest will take place at every SCB series event in 2019.

If you’d like to get your brand new Fierce 15 driver t-shirts prior to Fan Fest, the new online store at www.SprintCarBandits.com is now open. Reminder, that proceeds from Fierce 15 driver apparel benefits each individual driver that is a part of the program, so please show your support by grabbing one when you can...and your support will help drivers better funded throughout the season.

SPRINT RACE TEAMS: all sprint car teams that sign in will draw for heat race starting positions, regardless of their engine C.I. displacement (up to and including 360C.I.) and will receive passing points to determine their straight-up from points feature race starting position. All drivers make sure to read the posted rules at the series website prior to heading to the track, as all posted Sprint Car Bandits rules and procedures are in effect.

Here's the open competition Monarch Midget Championships feature event payback (25 laps): $1,500 – 1,000 – 700 – 500 – 400 – 300 – 275 – 250 – 225 – 200…to start. All midget non-qualifiers or non-starters receive $100. No membership or license fees. There is a $20 draw fee due at sign in. Mufflers, RaceCeivers and Transponders (yellow Westhold) are required.

The Limited Modified Madness feature event is 25 laps, and this division is not sanctioned on 5/11: $1,000 – 600 – 400 – 300 – 225 – 200 – 175 – 150 – 125 – 100…to start. There is a $20 draw fee due at sign in. No membership or license fees. Mufflers, RaceCeivers and Transponders (yellow Westhold) are required. MMS Limited Modified car rules are in effect.

Here’s the purse structure for the SCB vs NCRA championship feature: $2,000 – 1,000 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 390 – 380 – 370 – 360 – 350 – 340 – 330 – 320 – 310 – 300…to 22nd. All non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $100. There is no entry fee, no series membership fee and a $20 nightly draw fee. Drivers should go to www.SprintCarBandits.com prior to arrival for complete rules, purse and procedures information. In 2019, SCB vs NCRA Shootout events are not blended rules, they are full SCB rules. NOTE: on this special event (and in all four SCB vs NCRA Shootout events in 2019), starting positions 21 and 22 have been added and are reserved for the top points drivers from the SCB (1) and NCRA (1) that did not qualify for the feature event, they will be added to the starting lineup with full points and full payback. Mufflers (now optional), RaceCeivers and Transponders (yellow Westhold) are required.

This is the first of four SCB vs NCRA Shootout events and carries a special sponsorship package put together by the SCB and NCRA, and provided by www.SmileysRacing.com and Sunoco Race Fuels. The top four points drivers from the four Shootout events will receive $400 - $300 - $200 - $100, respectively, simply for competing in all four Shootout events and amassing the most points. The four Shootout events include Monarch Motor Speedway on May 11th, 81 Speedway on May 25th & 26th and 82 Speedway on September 28th.

The www.KoolTrikes.com Heat Races will pay each sprint heat winner $50 from Randy Butler of Kool Trikes!

This event is also part of the www.SmileysRacing.com 4 Pack Bonus program that awards the SCB Fierce 15 teams with added bonus money, paid out for their support of the Series in increments of each ‘4 Pack’ of SCB events completed throughout the season. More details are posted at the series website.

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for all series info, and we look forward to seeing you TONIGHT Saturday, May 11th when the Sprint Car Bandits vs NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Shootout comes to Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls with high-powered 360C.I. winged Sprint Cars battling on the racy 1/4 mile speed plant, paired with a wild night of racing in the Monarch Midget Championships and Limited Modified Madness!

 

 

Austin McCarl and TKS Motorsports

Des Moines, IA (May 8, 2019) - Austin McCarl and TKS Motorsports saw themselves back at Knoxville Raceway after mother nature won the previous week. The team had a busy week on and off the track.

The team started their busy week on Thursday by showing the Southeast Polk automotive students a different side of the automotive industry. Owner Troy Renfro, talked to the students about how he got started in the racing industry, what it takes to own a Sprint Car team, and how important it is to follow your passion.

As Saturday rolled around, it was clear it was going to be another stout field. As thirty-one cars hit the track for qualifying. Austin timed in tenth quickest, putting him in the second row outside of the third heat race. Finishing fifth in his heat, put Austin and his Casey’s General Stores/Midwest Basement Systems #2KS in the twelfth starting position for the A-Main.

Unfortunately the A-Main did not go as well as the team had hoped... with a mud clod breaking off one of the spark plugs, Austin was able to finish in 10th place on 7 cylinders. “I run 20 Gauge stainless steel plug guards that wrap around the front of the headers like others do” said car owner Troy Renfro, “that’s the second right side one we have destroyed this year so I need to come up with something better for the way things are”.

After the A-main Austin and car owner Troy Renfro went Facebook Live to draw eight people to become lucky winners of a 1/4 of beef presented by Hopf Farms. “I don’t think I have ever seen Austin so nervous to go live, not even before a race” said car owner Tammy Renfro. TKS Motorsports and the entire Team would like to thank Hopf Farms for this great opportunity for our fans. “We had a lot of participation in the raffle, we just wish everyone could have won” said car owner Tammy Renfro.

Check out the TKS Motorsports website for the season schedule and more from the TKS team.

TKS Motorsports is thankful for the support from all of their loyal sponsors:

Casey's General Stores, Des Moines Industrial Products (DMIP), Midwest Basement Systems, TJ Forged, AL Driveline, All Star Performance, AO Designs, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Billy Bell House Moving, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Capitol Renegade, Chalk Stix Torsion Bars, CIS – www.centraliowasheds.com, Fibreworks Composites, Gail Dielman, Hoosier, HRP, Indy Race Parts, Justice Brothers, KSE Racing Products, Liberty Ready Mix, Mag Tech Ignition, Maxim Racing Chassis, Parker Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Slade Shock Technology, Snyder Landscaping & Lawn Care, Tony Moro Collision Center, Tony Moro Powdercoating & Sandblasting, Top Flight Wings, Tucker Trucking, Webb Family Farms, Wilwood, and Winters Performance Products.

 

 

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 9

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars ­– 1. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Rod Craddock, Al­vin, Texas, both 264; 3. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 228; 4. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 227; 5. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 223; 6. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pa., 217; 7. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 216; 8. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 214; 9. Michael Pombo, Easton, Ca­lif., 213; 10. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 209; 11. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 206; 12. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 204; 13. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 195; 14. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., and Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, both 192; 16. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 191; 17. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 187; 18. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., and Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., both 182; 20. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 179.

E3 Spark Plugs State Point Standings

California – 1. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 227; 2. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 216; 3. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 213; 4. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 209; 5. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 192; 6. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 169; 7. Lance Jackson, Kingsburg, Calif., 154; 8. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 151; 9. Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., 146; 10. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., 141.

Indiana – 1. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 40; 2. Anton Hernandez, Arlington, Texas, 39; 3. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 38; 4. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 37; 5. Ryan Tus­ing, Santa Claus, Ind., 36; 6. Andy Bradley, Bloomington, Ind., 34; 7. Jackson Slone, Noblesville, Ind., 33; 8. Damon Fortune, Terre Haute, Ind., 32; 9. Aaron "A.J." Carlson, Linden, Ind., 31; 10. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 29.

Iowa – 1. Tyler Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, and Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, both 78; 3. Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa, and D.J. Palmer, Des Moines, Iowa, both 66; 5. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 65; 6. Brian Efkamp, Ankeny, Iowa, 64; 7. Trevor Grossenbacher, Bennet, Neb., 38; 8. Zach Glaser, Cleveland, Minn., 37; 9. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, and Na­than Weiler, Omaha, Neb., both 36.

Kansas – 1. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 76; 2. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73; 3. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 66; 4. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 65; 5. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., and Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, Okla., both 64; 7. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and Je­rad Werner, Codell, Kan., both 62; 9. Kade Hagans, Hays, Kan., 57; 10. Jeremy Huish, Jetmore, Kan., 55.

Louisiana – 1. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 76; 2. Johnny Brown, Mauriceville, Texas, 72; 3. Todd Bliss, Baton Rouge, La., and Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., both 66; 5. Jerry "Butch" Da­vid, Geismar, La., 63; 6. Thomas Johnson, Deridder, La., 57; 7. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 40; 8. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 38; 9. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 37; 10. Steve Holland, Lufkin, Texas, 35.

Maryland – 1. Jonathon J. Jones (12J), Irvona, Pa., 40; 2. Christian Rumsey, Middletown, N.Y., 39; 3. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 38; 4. Tyler Denochick, Morrisdale, Pa., 37; 5. Ryan Lynn, Hol­lidaysburg, Pa., 36; 6. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 35; 7. Michael Alleman, Port Royal, Pa., 34; 8. Bradley Mellott, Pigeon Cove Road, Pa., 33; 9. Ron Aurand, Lewistown, Pa., 32; 10. Randy Ster­ling, Morrisdale, Pa., 31.

Missouri – 1. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 136; 2. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 135; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 105; 4. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, and Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., both 72; 6. James Kinder, Iberia, Mo., 68; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 67; 8. Kait­lyn Boland, Columbia, Mo., 64; 9. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 34; 10. Brian Efkamp, Ankeny, Iowa, 33.

Nebraska – 1. Joey Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 112; 2. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 107; 3. Josh Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 104; 4. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 103; 5. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 99; 6. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 90; 7. Chad Koch, Lincoln, Neb., 85; 8. Neil Nickolite, Bellwood, Neb., 82; 9. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 79; 10. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 75.

New Jersey – 1. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 75; 2. Jason Dunn, Hamilton, N.J., 72; 3. Richard Dieva, Berlin, N.J., 66; 4. Tim S. Tanner Jr., Warminster, Pa., and Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., both 64; 6. Logan Diehl, Sellersville, Pa., 62; 7. Jeffrey R. Geiges, Hamilton, N.J., and Eddie Wag­ner III, Newfield, N.J., both 59; 9. Jonathan Haegele, Hatboro, Pa., and Dave Bonner, Rad­nor, Pa., both 58.

North Carolina – 1. Nick Tucker, Kannapolis, N.C., 40; 2. Connor Leoffler, Galivants Ferry, S.C., 39; 3. Jacob Karklin, Waxhaw, N.C., 38; 4. Steve Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 37; 5. John Karklin, Monroe, N.C., 36; 6. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 35; 7. Michael Jackson, Walterboro, S.C., 34; 8. Frank Peters, Concord, N.C., 33; 9. George Blaney, Concord, N.C., 32; 10. Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., 31.

Oklahoma – 1. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73; 2. Shawn Bloomquist, Indiahoma, Okla., 70; 3. Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., 68; 4. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 67; 5. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 63; 6. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 61; 7. Weston Miller, Calumet, Okla., 55; 8. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 53; 9. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 52; 10. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 51.

Pennsylvania – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 228; 2. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 223; 3. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pa., 217; 4. Devin Adams, Lebanon, Pa., 191; 5. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., and Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., both 182; 7. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 165; 8. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 151; 9. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 143; 10. Keith Prutzman, Hamburg, Pa., 141.

South Dakota – 1. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 40; 2. Tim Fricke, Lincoln, Neb., 38; 3. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 37; 4. Brandon Bosma, Round Lake, Minn., 36; 5. Travis Reber, Rapid City, S.D., and Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, Iowa, both 35; 7. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 34; 8. Jess Beckett, Rapid City, S.D., and Aaron Guillaume, Sioux City, Iowa, both 33; 10. Adam Speck­man, Rapid City, S.D., 32.

Texas – 1. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 188; 2. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 187; 3. Jacob Har­ris, Vidor, Texas, and Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, both 177; 5. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 176; 6. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 166; 7. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 164; 8. Ronald "Trey" Burke, League City, Texas, 160; 9. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 158; 10. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 157.

Virginia – 1. Michael Keeton Jr., Doswell, Va., 75; 2. Glenn Worrell, Powhatan, Va., 74; 3. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 72; 4. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 69; 5. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 67; 6. Matt Mullins, Hampton, Va., 66; 7. Joshua Perreault, Madison, Va., 65; 8. Charlie Ware, Hal­lieford, Va., 64.

 

 

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car Championship Is Up For Grabs At Ohsweken In 2019

. OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 10, 2019) – Ohsweken Speedway’s 2019 season is just one week away from taking the green flag and it’s anybody’s guess who will be on top of the podium in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division following the September finale. With three of the top-five finishers in last season’s standings and four of the top-eight moving up to the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, a first-time Sprint Car champion seems increasingly likely.

With reigning champion Shone Evans and 2017 titlist Holly Porter jumping into 360s to join 2015 top point earner Dylan Westbrook, only two former Crate Sprint Car champions remain in the division. The first is the division’s inaugural champion, Ryan Hunsinger, who has started his own program for 2019 and will operate beneath a top-wing sporting No.r52. Jesse McDonald, the 2016 champion, makes his return to the division with Glenn Styres Racing in a new-look No.88.

Last year’s breakout star in the division was Brantford’s Lucas Smith. The driver of the No.49L stunned many in his rookie season after moving-up from the defunct Bomber division to finish third in the standings and collect two Feature wins. Looking to take another step forward in 2019 will be Hannah Ferrell, who will run her second season in the Barr Motorsports No.4 after a fourth-place finish in the standings last year.

>From there, it’s a laundry list of youthful drivers seeking to further their progress up the Sprint Car ranks. Port Colborne teenager Jacob Dykstra finished sixth in last year’s standings and will look to break into the top-five with the assistance of mentor Shane Ross. Burger Barn Racing’s Dereck Lemyre will look to build on his seventh-place finish with a strong and consistent season.

Flying under the radar is St. Thomas, Ont. wheelman Jesse Costa. The driver of the No.52 was in the championship mix last year before injury sidelined him for part of the season. Costa should be considered a top championship threat in his second full season in the division. DJ Christie turned in a 10th-place overall performance in his sophomore campaign. Now the Beachville pilot will look to crack the top-five in his third season.

With 40 cars pre-registered, it’s difficult to mention each driver set for action, but a handful of popular favourites are looking to continue on early success in their Sprint Car careers including former Mod Lite kingpin Paul Klager, London’s Caleb Wood, 2018 first-time winner Liam Martin, fourth-year driver Jerry Hill, perennial improver Trevor Young and second-year Sprint Car convert Rob Neely.

The rookie class looks particularly strong, with 11 of the 40 pre-registered drivers eligible for rookie-of-the-year honours. Included among them is the reigning Can-Am TQ Midget champion on asphalt, Darren Dryden, who will pilot the Durnin Motorsports No.43. The Can-Am TQ Midget 2018 championship runner-up Adrian Stahle will also make his first foray into Sprint Car racing aboard car No.50. Another familiar name to Ontario racing fans will be Shane Stickel, as the former Canadian Vintage Modified and OSCAAR Modified will try his hand on the dirt behind the wheel of the No.39.

A trio of Glenn Styres Racing teammates will compete as rookies in 2019, including Noelle Teal in the Enriam-sponsored No.14t, Johnny Miller in car No.20 and Spencer Davis in car No.83. Also on the rookie list is former Flamboro Speedway Pure Stock driver Travis Hofstetter (No.2), Eric Gladhill (No.14), Allan Downey (No.19d), Nick Sheridan (No.45) and former Micro Sprint pilot Blake Nutley-Butler who will drive car No.96.

Fans will get their first look at Ohsweken Speedway’s new look Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car division when the 2019 season of Friday Night Excitement gets underway with Auto Parts Centres night on Friday, May 17 featuring Ken Schrader and the UMP Modifieds. Cars will be on track for the first time on Wednesday, May 17 for the rescheduled Test and Tune night. Race time for all weekly events in 2019 is 7:30pm. For the full schedule of events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. ___________________________________________ Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.

2019 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

 

 

KISTLER RETURNS AS HEAT RACE SPONSOR

Great Lakes Super Sprints is excited and pleased to announce the return of Kistler Engines and Kistler Race Products as a heat race sponsor for the 2019 Season.

Located in the country at 1263 North County Road 232 just outside of Fremont Ohio, Paul Kistler and his staff operate a state of the art engine shop, producing high quality engines and parts. Constantly investing in research and development, Kistler Engines sets the standard in the ultra competitive field of todays dirt track racing.

Established in 1993, Kistler Engines has been building quality, lightweight, high performance racing engines for 26 years. Their innovative high tech designs produce highly competitive 410, 360 and 305 cubic inch engines for sprint cars as well as late model and midget engines.

Kistler Engines have set numerous quick times and track records. Kistler Engines have also powered their way into local track and series championships as well as national traveling series including the World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions and USAC.

Kistler has earned a great reputation in building engines as well as for their service to professional and local race teams. The experience and dedication of the Kistler Engines and Kistler Race Products staff is second to no one, helping customers get the sprint car parts they need to stay on the race track.

Great Lakes Super Sprints is a winged 360 cubic inch sprint car series that travels the Great Lakes area racing at local dirt tracks bringing some of the best 360 cars and drivers in the region. GLSS will be kicking off their 4th season at I-96 Speedway near Lake Odessa, MI on Friday, May 10th.

If you can’t make it to a GLSS race, you can follow all the results live on Race Monitor as well as listening to all the action from our series announcer. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates, pictures and results. Go to our website for a complete 2019 schedule and to follow the 2019 points race.

Websites: www.kistlerengines.com, www.greatlakessupersprints.com

Facebook: Kistler Engines & Racing Products, Great Lakes Super Sprints

Twitter: @kistlerracing, @GLSuperSprints

 

 

HUMBOLDT FALLS TO HEAVY RAIN, SALINA STILL SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY

HUMBOLDT, KANS. (May 9, 2019 – For the sixth time in eight races, Mother Nature has stricken the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League with yet another rain out. Due to record-setting downpours throughout the week and a near-flooded facility, officials at Humboldt Speedway made the call to cancel Friday’s WAR Sprint event at the Humboldt, Kansas track.

Saturday’s show at the Salina Highbanks in Salina, Oklahoma is still on as scheduled at the moment. Marking not only the inaugural visit in league history to the 1/2-mile, Saturday will be the first-ever POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League event held in the “Sooner State.”

From March all through April and now into May, the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints have been drowned in heavy rain across the Midwest. Eagle (Neb.) Raceway on March 29, US-36 (Mo.) Raceway on March 30, Springfield (Mo.) Raceway on April 13, Tri-City (Ill.) Speedway on April 19, Valley (Mo.) Speedway on May 3, and now Humboldt (Kans.) Speedway on May 10, have all been washed away during this unprecedented run.

For more information on the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint League, visit powri.com online, follow @WARSprints on Twitter, follow @WARSprints on Instagram, or like POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints on Facebook.

 

 

TEAM ILP WINNER'S UPDATE: Brown and Hanks Earn Victories

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (May 9, 2019) - Brian Brown and Brandon Hanks each won a race last Saturday to guide Inside Line Promotions into Victory Lane.

Brown powered to his second straight triumph at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. It marked his 46th career win in the 410 sprint car division at the half-mile oval.

Hanks scored his first victory of the season during an ASCS Warrior Region and ASCS Sooner Region show at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo.

Brown's second win is now tied for the third most among Team ILP competitors and Hanks became the 13th different Team ILP driver to win a race this season.

Both Brown and Hanks are in the running to win a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories will give the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

To learn more about professional PR, email Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

2019 TEAM ILP FEATURE WINNERS -

Chase Johnson - 4 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 15; Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on March 16; Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on April 12; and Petaluma Speedway in Petaluma, Calif., on April 20); Giovanni Scelzi - 3 (Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria, Australia, on Jan. 16 and Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 12 and April 13); Seth Bergman - 2 (Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., on April 19 and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on April 20); Brian Brown - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on April 20 and May 4); Dylan Cisney - 1 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on March 23); Jack Dover - 1 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 6); Derek Hagar - 1 (Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on April 27); Brandon Hanks - 1 (Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., on April 4); Dominic Scelzi - 1 (Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., on April 6); Channin Tankersley - 1 (Thunder Valley Speedway in Glenmora, La., on April 20); Zac Taylor - 1 (El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on April 27); Harli White - 1 (I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on March 29); and Greg Wilson - 1 (North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on March 23)

FREE DRIVER SUIT PROMOTION -

One lucky driver will earn a free K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports driver suit at the end of the 2019 racing season courtesy of Inside Line Promotions.

ILP, which specializes in affordable and professional public relations and media management, will raffle off a custom Team ILP driver suit to one eligible racer. To be eligible a driver needs to be current on his or her bill with Inside Line Promotions and needs to have at least 10 press releases produced by Inside Line Promotions in 2019. New clients are always welcome.

A driver will earn entries into the raffle by winning A Mains this season, meaning more feature victories gives the driver a better chance at winning the raffle. For example, one win during the season nets one entry while 12 wins will yield 12 entries.

The drawing to determine the custom driver suit winner will be random and will occur once the season has concluded.

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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

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

 


 

ROA CLAWS HIS WAY TO FIFTH PLACE VENTURA FINISH – BAKERSFIELD THIS SATURDAY!

(Cypress, CA, May 2, 2019) Brody Roa, the current point leader in both the USAC/CRA and USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series,’ rallied from the back of the pack to finish fifth last Saturday night at the Ventura Raceway and expand his point lead in USAC/CRA. This Saturday, Roa and his team will be headed to the Bakersfield Speedway for the only time in 2019.

Roa, 28, qualified the brilliant green #91R 10th fastest in the 23-car field at the track located just feet away from the breaking waves of the Pacific Ocean. That qualifying time saw him start inside the second row in his 10-lap heat race. The veteran driver challenged for the top spot over the first lap of the heat and snatched the lead on lap two. From that point on, he simply ran away from the field to win by ¾ of a straightaway.

While Roa benefited from the qualifying time in the heat, he certainly did not benefit from it in the main event. In a tough field on the tight 1/5 of a mile dirt oval, he had to start on the outside of the fifth row for the 30-lap race. At the drop of the green, the Garden Grove driver began steaming towards the front of the pack. By the end of the first lap he had passed two cars and was up to eighth. One lap later he had tracked down and passed another competitor and was seventh.

Things were looking good, but disaster nearly struck on lap three. A multi-car tangle in turn one blocked the track. Being close to the front, Roa arrived at the scene of the chaos in a hurry. However, he was able to get his car stopped without contacting anyone else. With nowhere to go and a blocked track, officials deemed that he was not part of the crash. Thus, for the restart, he was third.

Once the race resumed, Roa manned the third spot just behind the leaders, but only two laps into the restart, calamity ensued again when the two first-place cars tangled. Roa did his best to avoid the fray, but there was not enough time or space and he slid into the tangling cars and came to a stop. He would have to go to the back of the field.

The Zac Bozanich led crew took a quick gander at the car when it was pushed to the pit area and deemed it good to go. Starting at the back at a tight track like Ventura can be a precarious situation at best, but Roa had other ideas. In the remaining laps in the main event, he pleased the crowd with a determined, skillful charge towards the front and he turned what could have been a disastrous night into a success. When the checkered flag ended the race, amazingly he had raced back to fifth. In addition to that impressive finish in the main, he added to his point lead. He came into the night with a 12-point advantage and left the track 16-points ahead of the second-place driver.

Roa’s season continues this Saturday night when the USAC/CRA Series makes its only appearance of 2019 at “The West’s Fastest 1/3 Mile High Banked Clay Oval,” the Bakersfield Speedway. Two years ago, when the series last appeared on the Kern County Oval, Roa came home second in the main event. He hopes to better that finish by one spot on Saturday.
Fans who would like to attend Saturday’s race in Bakersfield can find the track at 5001 N. Chester Ext. in Bakersfield (93380). Spectator gates will open at 5:00 P.M. and the first race will take the green flag at 7:00. For more information, visit the track website is http://www.bakersfieldspeedway.com/or call the office at (661) 393-3373.

Colorful Brody Roa t-shirts are available now at the track or via mail. If you cannot make it to a track and would like to order one, please use the following link https://www.brodyroa.com/?post_type=product. You can see the design below.

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Car owners, if you are looking for someone to shoe your car during the 2019 season, look at Roa’s schedule below. He is available to race on any night not already on his racing calendar. Contact him at the phone number and E-mail address in this release.

Fans wishing to stay completely up to date with Brody Roa and the BR Performance squad can do so on the team’s website http://www.brodyroa.com/ and Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/br91r/

The BR Performance team would also like to thank the sponsors that make the regular season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Wilwood Brakes, and Coffman Racing Graphics. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

2019 Schedule
1/15/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 13th A
1/19/19 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl 12th C
2/27/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 1st A
2/28/19 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast 4TH A
3/2/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 3rd A
3/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest 2nd A
3/9/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) UASC/CRA & Southwest 3rd A
3/30/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA (with WoO) 1st A
4/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA 3rd A
4/20/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 6th A
4/27/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest 1st A
5/4/19 Ventura Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA 5th A
5/11/19 Bakersfield Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
5/18/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
5/25/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
6/1/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
6/8/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
6/29/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
7/5/19 Knoxville Raceway (IA) USAC National ***
7/6/19 Knoxville Raceway (IA) USAC National ***
7/6/19 Santa Maria Raceway (CA) USAC/CRA ***
7/13/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest
7/18/19 I-69 Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/19/19 Plymouth Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/20/19 Kokomo Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/21/19 Lawrenceburg Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/24/19 Terre Haute Action Track (IN) USAC National
7/25/19 Lincoln Park Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/26/19 Bloomington Speedway (IN) USAC National
7/27/19 Tri-State Speedway (IN) USAC National
8/17/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA & Southwest
8/31/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/1/19 Calistoga Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/2/19 Petaluma Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/5/29 Merced Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/6/19 Ocean Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/7/19 Santa Maria Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/14/19 Canyon Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
9/21/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA
9/28/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA & Southwest
10/26/19 Central Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC Southwest
11/7/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/8/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/9/19 Perris Auto Speedway (CA) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/15/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National
11/16/19 Arizona Speedway (AZ) USAC/CRA/Southwest/National

 

Ohsweken Speedway Test and Tuned Postponed To May 15
 

OHSWEKEN, Ont. – May 9, 2019 - Ohsweken Speedway announced today, that this Friday’s Test and Tune night has been postponed until next Wednesday, May 15 due to wet grounds.

“The track surface was ready but unfortunately the weather is not in our favour,” said speedway General Manager Clinton Geoffrey. “The rains that came in this evening and forecast through the night have washed out the property. We need some dry weather over the next few days to dry out the property.”

The first track time of the year has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, May 15.. All cars competing at Ohsweken in 2019 are welcome to test on the lightning-fast 3/8-mile clay oval, including the track’s four weekly divisions, the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, as well as the UMP Modifieds who will compete at the track on APC Auto Parts Opening Night on May 17.

The pit gate will open at 5:00pm for competitors at a cost of $25 per driver and $10 per crew member. Cars are scheduled to be on track beginning at 6:00pm. Practice will alternate throughout each division. Early bird pricing for seasons passes and memberships will be extended until the end of practice.

Despite the cancellation of on track activities, the planned video shoot for Friday, May 10 is a go! Drivers are encouraged to attend a video shoot in preparation for this year's Livestream Broadcasts. Drivers are asked to bring their driving suit and helmet and be camera ready for brief interviews.

Video Shoot Details:
Friday, May 10 | 5:00pm-8:00pm | First come First serve
Main Concession Building behind Main Grandstand
(Drivers are permitted to drive right up to the building through the front spectator gate.)

Ohsweken Speedway’s 2019 Friday Night Excitement schedule kicks off on Friday, May 17 with the Auto Parts Centre Stores 24th annual season opener, featuring the NASCAR Legend Ken Schrader will be in the house to battle the UMP Modifieds from Southern Ontario Motor Speedway. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will all be in action for their season debut. Race time is 7:30pm for opening night and all season long. For the full 2019 schedule of events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.
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Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now
Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream
Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.

2019 SEASON
Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Grisdale Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Nitro 54 Variety/Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.

 

 

LIMITED SPRINTCARS

Williams Lifting his Game

With his first full season in Limited Sprintcars almost in the history books, it’s become clear that Alex Williams has a lot to look forward to during his time with the class, with the 24-year-old having already achieved a number of impressive results.

It’s been a season of variety for Williams, who, in addition to his Limited Sprintcar schedule, has dabbled in multiple other classes, racing V8 Dirt Modifieds for Brad Cooper and placing second on home soil at Margaret River Speedway, finishing inside the top 10 of the WA Production Sedan Title EllenbrookSpeedway for Jayden McCuish, and piloting a Street Stock for Damien Amato at Margaret River Speedway, where his mum Lynda and hisfiancée Jess were able to ride passenger.

Making his Limited Sprintcar debut during the 2017-18 season and contesting a reduced schedule, Williams showed great promise in the class, clinching his maiden feature-race win at the Perth Motorplex, along with finishing fourth overall in the Limited Sprintcar Association of WA Series point score and second in the Perth Motorplex Track Championship.

This season, he’s managed to go one better in each of the point scores by virtue of several strong performances aboard his # 47 Welcome Site Southwest & Event Rent / Southern Workwear & Ammunition backed Maxim.

Despite dropping a couple of Limited Sprintcar Association of WA Series rounds, one due to a crash in the feature race at Manjimup Speedway after qualifying in pole position, and the second due to a transporter issue while on his way to Geraldton Speedway, Williams’ consistency banked him enough points to place third overall, while also emerging victorious in the Perth Motorplex Track Championship.

“The Perth Motorplex Track Championship came down to the last round, so I was really happy to be able to wrap that one up and close out my season strongly,” said Williams, from the town of Rosa Brook, located just outside of Margaret River in WA.

“I lost out on some potential points due to missing a couple of rounds in the WA Series, but given that, I’m definitely still happy with third place. Next season I’ll be focusing on contesting each of the series rounds to hopefully come away with top honours.”

The next event for Williams will be the City of Karratha Sprintcar Stampede, which will be fought out over two nights on May 17 and 18 at Nickol Bay Speedway.

Williams would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: Welcome Site Southwest & Event Rent Southern Workwear & Ammunition Darnell’s General Store Rosa Brook Cottages O’Neill’s Service Centre Hadley Earthworks Arthur Wines Tyrepower - Margaret River Taz’s Taxis Margaret River Motors Impact Property Maintenance Cowara Motorsport Margaret River Windscreens Higg Built Race Engines

Special thanks go to his parents Jock and Lynda, Uncle Wayne, Uncle Kim, his fiancée Jess Crawford and their two sons Izaak and Jaxon, along with his pit crew, family and friends for all their ongoing support.

To follow Williams and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Williams Motorsport # 47.

 

 

Wade Nygaard Collects Career Win No. 273 at Cedar Lake Speedway

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (May 8, 2019) – For years, Wade Nygaard has said Cedar Lake Speedway is one of his favorite race tracks. On Saturday night with the Midwest Power Series 360 Sprint Cars, he proved exactly why.

The 10-time and defending NOSA Sprint Car champion powered into the race lead on the feature’s only restart on lap 10. Nygaard navigated around the outside of Ryan Bowers in turns one and two before taking the point from Chase Viebrock on the low side in turns three and four.

“Just before the restart, we were starting to work pretty well on the high side and getting out of the corner nicely,” said Nygaard in victory lane. “On the restart, we just got lucky and got the lead. After that, I slid in lower and felt a little bit of rubber so I started getting lower and lower in the corners. I’ve got to thank Lee, Jeff, Neil and Todd. It was 100 percent my crew tonight.”

Once out front, Nygaard cruised out to a comfortable 1.6 second lead and took the checkers unchallenged.

The win was Nygaard’s first of the season and first at Cedar Lake since April 22nd, 2017. The Nygaard Motorsports team only made one visit to the three-eighths mile oval in 2018.

Nygaard and the No. 9N team tentatively plan on running either Park Jefferson Speedway or Knoxville Raceway on Saturday – weather permitting, of course.

Auto Finance Super Center C&M Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Valley Oral & Facial Surgery Dahlstrom Motors Inc. Ground Round Grill & Bar-Grand Forks, ND Tammy Howard – Greenberg Realty Superior Steering Wheels Tire One Energy Release Northland Custom Woodworking Bosh Enterprises Rider Racing Engines J&J Auto Racing

 

 

 

Michaels Mercer Raceway Ready to Try Grand Opening Again this Saturday, May 11

(Mercer, PA May 8, 2019): Will the third time be the charm? After two postponements due to wet grounds and and rain, respectively, Edward Michaels hopes that he will be able to complete the Grand Opening at Michaels Mercer Raceway this Saturday, May 11. Racing action for the Fast Five will begin at 7 p.m.

"We have had tremendous support from the racers so far," Michaels explained. "Now, we just need some cooperation with the weather man."

Rex King, Jr. wants to regain the momentum in his first race run under the sponsorship of Diehl Ram, of Grove City. A few weeks back, he won the Chiller Thriller for the Big Block Modifieds for the third time in his career. That was the only program completed at the speedway in 2019.

Jimmy Holden chased King Jr. in the final stages of that contest after inheriting the second spot from Rex King, Sr., who suffered a flat rear tire. Lonny Riggs, another 358 Modified stand-out, will be on hand, along with several other pilots familiar to Mercer fans. J.R. McGinley, Kyle Fink, Kevin Hoffman, Garrett Krummert, Richard Whitney, and Kevin Green have all made the transition to the Big Blocks. Other former winners like Jeremiah Shingledecker and Dave Murdick will challenge for the top honors.

Krummert will be doing double duty again, as he will also race his Fastrack Limited Modified. Steve Slater, Jerry and Will Shaffer, and Jessica Kriegisch will also be in action with rest of the Turn 4 Toilet Rentals crew.

Jacob Gomola will lead the Racesaver 305 Sprint Cars to the post. He claimed the first win under the twin banners of Hards Welding and Fabrication and River Valley Butcher Block. Greg Dobrosky may have something to say about that, though. Those racers, and others, will provide the winged Sprint fans something to cheer about.

It will be hard to keep up with the Joneses in the Barris Trucking Modified Lites. There will be three of them in the field, led by first-time winner Vivian Jones. Her brother Roman and her father Rod would like to hold a family reunion in Victory Lane. Nearly two dozen other racers will be looking to spoil that party.

Can Todd Hanlon repeat in the Ray's Racing Collectibles and Eperthener's Auto Wrecking Mini Stocks? Tim Callahan was nipping on his heels when he goat a flat during the Chiller Thriller. Those veteran racers will be competing with twenty-odd other hungry drivers for the biggest slice of the pie.

The pit gates will open at 4 p.m. for the racers and the front gates will open at 5 p.m. for the spectators. Practice sessions will start at 6:30 and the first heat race will hit the track at 7 p.m.

Regular event ticket pricing will apply. Adult admission to the stands will be just $12, and seniors (60+) will be admitted for $10. Children and youths (ages 13 and under) will be free if they are accompanied by a paying guest. Pit passes will be $30. However, reduced price Pit Passes will be available for seniors (60+) and children (ages ten and under). They will be admitted to the pits for $25.

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.

About Michaels Mercer Raceway: Michaels Mercer Raceway is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstates 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 early October. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com.

 

 

Lindsay Barney Wins WSS Opener At Madras

By Ben Deatherage Eagle Creek, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series made their 2019 debut at Madras Speedway on Saturday, May 4th. Lindsay Barney and the JAB Motorsports made the trip for their first Sprint Car race of the year. They would walk away with a large amount of success and some impressive hardware as well.

“The track was one lane and very slick from hot laps to the trophy dash,” commented Lindsay Barney.

Come main event time Barney was a threat early on. Running consistently in the top five for the majority of the feature she would hit a huge stroke of good fortune when the leader got collected in lapped traffic late. Running second at the time, Lindsay’s #57 mount inherited the top spot. >From there on she managed to stay in the coveted position to earn her team the victory.

“I really expected the surface to get really slick and after five or six laps. The track finally came to us with our set up and we got a lot of momentum. Due to the leader’s misfortune I managed to take the lead on lap nineteen which made for a nice unexpected victory and a great way to start our year.”

It is the sixth occasion she has bested the Wingless Sprint Series and the twenty-third top five in thirty starts. Lindsay Barney will next be in action at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, May 18th, with the Wingless Sprint Series. For the latest news and information regarding Lindsay be sure and “Like” their Facebook page JAB Motorsports.

2019 Sponsors JAB Motorsports Herz Precision Parts Lynch Pro-Formance Products Eagle Creek Saloon Bitteroot Barber Shop Weston KIA Clackamas Auto Parts

 

 

Plan B Sales Joins Bell and Swindell SpeedLab Sponsored Team During Eldora Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (May 8, 2019) - NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Christopher Bell will pilot the Swindell SpeedLab sponsored sprint car this weekend during a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Eldora Speedway.

Bell, who is currently tied atop the NASCAR Xfinity Series wins list with a trio of victories in 2019, has guided the Swindell SpeedLab team to three top fives and four top 10s in five official races this season.

The team looks to continue that momentum this weekend as it welcomes Plan B Sales aboard on Friday and Saturday during races at the half-mile oval near Rossburg, Ohio.

"We're excited to have Plan B Sales riding with us this weekend during a big event at Eldora," Swindell SpeedLab Team Co-Owner Kevin Swindell said. "We've run well in our few starts this season and we're looking forward to two nights at one of the most fun race tracks."

Plan B Sales was founded in 2010 with the goal of bringing service to dealers that carry licensed motor sports product. It started as a Lionel diecast and Chase Authentics apparel distributor. During the last few years Plan B Sales has grown to be the largest account for Lionel servicing the motor sports market and have expanded the product offerings.

Plan B Sales has quickly become the choice of dealers for a stocking one-stop distributor. The product offering also includes Auto World, Greenlight Collectibles, BrandArt and the company is the exclusive distributor for University of Racing product lines. For more information, visit http://www.PlanBSales.com.

Swindell SpeedLab merchandise will be available at the apparel trailer this weekend as well as online at http://www.SwindellSpeedLab.com . Additionally, Plan B Sales posted on Twitter this week that it will be releasing a diecast car at a later date.

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kEHF9aNcHsMdBZaCTWDNw

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Plan B Sales

Plan B Sales was founded in 2010 with the goal of bringing service to dealers that carry licensed motor sports product. It started as a Lionel diecast and Chase Authentics apparel distributor. During the last few years Plan B Sales has grown to be the largest account for Lionel servicing the motor sports market and have expanded the product offerings.

Plan B Sales has quickly become the choice of dealers for a stocking one-stop distributor. The product offering also includes Auto World, Greenlight Collectibles, BrandArt and the company is the exclusive distributor for University of Racing product lines. For more information, visit http://www.PlanBSales.com.

"We're thrilled to welcome Plan B Sales this weekend at Eldora Speedway," Swindell said. "We're grateful for their support and look forward to hopefully working together in the future."

Swindell would also like to thank Mike Curb and Curb Records, John Christner Trucking, South Bay, Wiser Organics, High Performance Lubricants, Rossie Feed & Grain, Hopf Farms, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Premier Truck Group, Tim Walker Real Estate, TWRentToOwn.com, Gatewood Concrete, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, Bell Helmets, DIRTVision, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell SpeedLab for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Hustles to Podium Finish and Hard Charger Award at I-80 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (May 8, 2019) - Jack Dover rallied for a podium finish last Friday at I-80 Speedway.

Dover garnered the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars during the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints main event on the fast track, which made passing difficult.

"We had a great car and did the best we could given the circumstances of the track as well as the lack of a caution," he said. "We were really pleased to make the progress we did and end the night in third, especially with the level of talent racing there."

The night began with Dover advancing from sixth to fourth place in a heat race. That ranked him 10th in overall points and lined Dover up on the outside of the fifth row for the feature.

"The track was fast all night because of the weather the area has received lately so the pill draw ended up being pretty important," he said. "Unfortunately, we started toward the back of a heat race and just didn't gain enough positions to make the feature redraw. However, moving forward every time we were on the track was great and we ended the night happy."

The third-place outing marked Dover's second podium of the season.

He is scheduled to return to action this Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region before racing on Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints and Midwest Sprint Touring Series.

"We have a lot of wins at U.S. 36 and at Park Jefferson throughout the years so it's always exciting to head to tracks where you know you've been successful," he said. "Hopefully we have some good weather and can get both nights in. I think if everything aligns we can contend for the win at both tracks."

Dover was victorious at both tracks last season and he has won at least once during each of the last five years at Park Jefferson International Speedway.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 3 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 3 (10).

SEASON STATS -

6 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 4 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region and Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints and Midwest Sprint Touring Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Thorpe's Body Shop

Thorpe's Body Shop has been offering collision repair and automobile painting services to customers in Papillion, Neb., and the surrounding areas for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://ThorpesBodyShop.com.

"I want to thank Thorpe's Body Shop for making our cars look sharp every year," Dover said. "Blake, who co-owns it, has been a family friend since I can remember and we really appreciate his support of our race team throughout the years."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Masse Eager for First Race of the Season This Weekend at Castrol Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - MAGRATH, Alberta, Canada (May 8, 2019) - A new car plus momentum from a successful year of racing in 2018 give Cody Masse good reason to anticipate this year's racing season.

"We're really looking forward to beginning the season this weekend in Edmonton," said Masse, who finished second in the championship standings last year as a rookie with the ASCS Frontier Region. "We built a new car this winter and also got a new motor so that should help to make us stronger this year."

While subject to change, the team's 2019 racing schedule will see them staying a bit closer to home without concern for points. The season is slated to begin this Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with the NSA Series.

"We plan to start the season in Edmonton this weekend and then return there later this year for the Gold Cup," he said. "Otherwise, we'll probably be racing in Montana most of the time. But we'll still take it a week at a time."

After meeting last year's goals, Masse feels the team is capable of raising the bar this season.

"While we were very pleased with the way our year went last year, we certainly have a lot of room for improvement," he said. "We'd like to become a team that can compete for wins week in and week out. We're obviously not quite there yet, but I think we're ready to take another step closer to doing that this year. Our expectations this year are to run in the top 10 and to be knocking on the door for top fives more consistently."

Along with better equipment, Masse believes his team's experience will play a factor in improvement.

"Our equipment will definitely be a big step up this year," he said. "We'll also be racing at tracks that we've been running for a long time and now have a pretty good notebook built up on them.

"In the past, we were the team that was short on experience. But we've been around long enough now where we should have expectations as far as what the tracks will do and what we might run there. Hopefully, that will put us a step ahead of where we usually are."

Masse realizes the value of his crew and appreciates their dedication and effort to the team.

"I'm really thankful for my crew and for everything they've done to get us prepared for this season," he said. "They've shown dedication at the shop building the car and working through the issues you always have when doing that. I'm excited to take our car to the track. I'm proud of what we'll be rolling out of the trailer and what they've done to put us in a situation to be successful."

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with the NSA Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cody_Masse

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Masse-Racing-244487932229555/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DaVinci Signs

DaVinci Signs, located in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, designs, develops and manufactures in-house and maintains commercial signage in and around Southern Alberta. Their employees are committed to creating professional designs and producing a final product with quality materials. They understand and appreciate the many challenges their clients face regarding standing out among their competitors and as such, they stress quality aesthetics, materials and quick service at a value driven price.

By integrating new talent into the company, DaVinci Signs is able to stay on top of the current technologies in software and design techniques. Their employees understand the basics of the business from the design process to production which enables them to offer the most suitable product for our clients.

For more information, call 403-394-1277 or visit http://davincisigns.ca/info/.

"DaVinci Signs has been the title sponsor of our racing team for the past four seasons and we're excited to have them back again this year," Masse said. "They create great graphics for our car and are very accommodating to our needs and schedule."

Masse would also like to thank Beaches Pub and Grill, Canadian Tire Lethbridge South, RE/MAX-Gary Klassen, OK Granite Ltd., Dunlop Ford, D.A. Building Systems, Silver Automotive, Flaman Rentals, Royal Taxi, C.E.P. Automotive, Noble Powder Coating, Kustom Auto Body, and Kawneer Lethbridge for their continued support.

 

 

Airport Raceway Hosts Midgets and Micro Sprints During TBJ Promotions' Midget Round Up on May 25-26

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (May 8, 2019) - TBJ Promotions is closing in on its lone event this season.

Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan., hosts the fourth edition of the Midget Round Up on May 25-26. The doubleheader features midgets sanctioned by the POWRi Lucas Oil RMMRA Series along with Stock Non-Wing, Winged 'A' Class and Restricted 'A' Class micro sprints with the Lucas Oil National Open Wheel 600 Series presented by Tel-Star Technologies.

"We're excited to continue to build this event, which has gotten better year after year," TBJ Promotions Founder Tony Bruce Jr. said. "The Rocky Mountain Series always brings several dozen top-notch midget racers and the NOW600 Series has an amazing group that follows the tour throughout the Midwest."

The front gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. each night.

Tickets are $20 for adults on May 25 and $15 on May 26. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get in free both nights.

There is limited reserved spectator parking at the track available. To purchase a spot, call 620-287-3695.

Additionally, TBJ Promotions would like to thank the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Burtis Motor Company, Mid-America Millwright, The Tunnel Car Wash, Johnson Septic Tank Services, Jax Sports Grille, Driven Midwest and Maupin's Truck Service for their continued support of the event.

TBJ PROMOTIONS -

TBJ Promotions is in its 10th year of showcasing marquee events. The featured event in 2019 is the 4th annual Midget Round Up, which is May 25-26 at Airport Raceway in Garden City, Kan. For more information, visit http://www.TBJPromotions.com.

 

 

Oswego Readying for Pair of Practice Sessions to Open 2019 Season

OSWEGO, NY (May 8, 2019) - It appears the wintery Central New York weather has finally broke and the maintenance team at Oswego Speedway is busy readying the fast 5/8th’s mile for its 69th season of operation.

Before things officially get underway with the Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s on Saturday, May 25, the track has two practices scheduled for Saturday, May 18 and Friday, May 24 along with a number of additional testing opportunities for teams.

Before the first practice on May 18, the track will go green on May 17 for a ‘Fast Friday’ session from 4-8pm. Any registered Supermodified, SBS, or 350 Super is invited to take part in the session. Only one car will be allowed on the track at a time.

The following day, the track will hold another four hour long session from 1 to 5pm which will see multiple cars on the surface in open pit format. Supermodified, winged Supermodified, SBS, 350 Super, and Super Stock teams are expected for this practice.

In addition to the May 24 Open Practice, the track will also open for two additional test sessions on Opening Week. The first test will be held on Monday, May 20 from 4 to 8pm and the second on Thursday, May 23 from 4 to 8pm.

Friday the 24th will bring the final opportunity for track time prior to the Opener the following day. This will again be a four hour long session in open pit format. This practice will also run from 4 to 8pm.

Registered Novelis Supermodified, Pathfinder Bank SBS, and 350 Supermodified teams are reminded that management has elected to allow one free ‘Fast Friday’ type session to be redeemed at any point during the season. This includes the May 17, May 20 and May 23 dates.

For fans hoping to attend either of the two open practices or any of the three test sessions, the grandstands will be open to the public and admission will be free. Pits will be closed for the testing sessions, but open for the two practices. Pit passes will be $25.

On May 18, pit gates will open at 11:30am with practice beginning at 1:00pm while pit gates will open at 2:30pm on May 24 with the first session hitting the track promptly at 4:00pm.

Oswego Speedway’s 69th Season Opener on Saturday, May 25 will feature the Shampine Memorial twins for the Supermodifieds, the Tony White Memorial 35 for Pathfinder Bank SBS and a 35-lap special for the 350 Supermodifieds.

Fans can continue to check Oswego Speedway social media for updates as to what teams have signed up for either the May 17, May 20, or May 23 testing sessions. So far, Doug Didero, Jeff Abold, Camden Proud, and Greg O’Connor have reserved slots.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, you can visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. Fans can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. The speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at the Oswego Speedway making it the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds and 350 Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, and former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

Oswego Speedway Testing Schedule:

‘Fast’ Friday’ - Friday, May 17 (4 to 8pm)

Open Practice - Saturday, May 18 (1 to 5pm)

Test Session - Monday, May 20 (4 to 8pm)

Test Session - Thursday, May 23 (4 to 8pm)

Open Practice - Friday, May 24 (4 to 8pm)

 

 

CJB LOOKS TO BEAT MOTHER NATURE: Doubleheader at Eldora on Tap Next
Event at Riverside canceled; Tr-State Speedway delayed until October 13th

CARLISLE, PA. - May, 7 2019 - In what has become an all too familiar story, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series lost battles with Mother Nature this past weekend.

A scheduled stop at Riverside International Speedway near West Memphis, AR on Friday, May 3rd was canceled due to rain. The series also had to delay their date at Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt, IN from Sunday, May 5th to Sunday, October 13th. Also, it was announced that a partially completed show that was run at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway in April will be made up on Wednesday, September 25th.


"We've had a lot of rain this spring," said Shane Stewart, pilot of the #5 Killer Instinct Crossbows , Weikert's Livestock, Ecynbro Trucking, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn & Landscape machine. "Everyone gets affected and we just carry on. Luckily some of the dates have been able to be rescheduled."

The CJB team and Stewart now look forward to a doubleheader at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, OH on Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th. Both the team and Stewart have found success at the high-banked, half-mile oval. The team will also be bolstered by the return of crew chief Barry Jackson.

"I love Eldora!" Stewart said. "I haven't been great there lately because of how slick it bets but I am looking forward to getting there with Barry."

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

2019 STATS:
Events: 18
Quick Times: 0
Wins: 1
Top-5's: 5
Top-10's: 11
Heat Race Wins: 0
Dash Wins: 1

STAY CONNECTED WITH CJB MOTORSPORTS:
For up to the minute race updates and behind the scenes content from CJB Motorsports, please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can also listen to all of the racing action live at www.DirtVision.com. Check out DirtVision's new subscription program that features LIVE video coverage of EVERY World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for Shane Stewart's apparel.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS:
CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver Shane Stewart. 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: Killer Instinct, Crossbows, Weikert's Livestock, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: All Star Performance, ATL Fuel Cells, Arai, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Chalk Racing Stix, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, K1 RaceGear, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Off Axis Paint, Outerwears, RRI Designs, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroth Racing, Ti22 Performance, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

 

 

Nienhiser Finds Sunshine in Wilmot and Grabs Top-5

PETERSEN MEDIA: With more weather hammering the Midwest, Paul Nienhiser again found himself frantically changing plans all weekend long before finally finding sun in Wilmot, WI as battled with the IRA and came home with a fourth place finish.

“We changed plans a few times before settling in on Wilmot Raceway, and I’m glad we did because we got to work on some stuff that we had been struggling with, and it worked out for us,” Nienhiser said.

With a couple of starts at the track in years past, Nienhiser entered the night with some confidence as he would go out late in time trials and still turn in a good time as he ended up 12th fastest aboard the CAM2 Blue Blood Racing Oil/Mason Sound/Innovative Design machine.

Lining up on the pole of his heat race, the Chapin, IL chauffer would need to grab the win to make the redraw. Giving the leader everything he had early in the race, Nienhiser would simply get beat as he settled for second, which was still good enough to put him in the feature event.

Finding himself in the 12th starting spot on a track that was slick and had no real cushion built up, Nienhiser decided to make some radical changes to his setup as the track conditions were the type that have been hounding him as of late.

Working to his liking, Nienhiser had a rocket underneath him as he could put his machine anywhere on the speedway and make grip as he worked his way to the front.

Battling with Rico Abreu for much of the race, Nienhiser would race into the Top-Five, as he sat in third on a late restart. Feeling his car going away just before the yellow, Nienhiser would get his elbows up on the restart as he was well in the hunt.

Going back to green, Ninehiser still wasn’t as strong as he was early in the race, and would allow Abreu to get by him as he capped his night off with a fourth place finish.

“It was a pretty good night, and I am happy with what we learned,” Nienhiser added. “With all of this rain, I am just happy we were able to get a race in. Thanks to everyone who supports our team and helps us out.”

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

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-6, Wins-2, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP: Nienhiser will again play meteorologist this week as he plans for this weekend’s racing action.

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

 

 

Justin Sanders Headlines List of Winners with KSE Racing Products

PETERSEN MEDIA: A stingy Mother Nature again kept racing limited around the country, but with some races still able to go on, it was a cast of familiar faces grabbing big victories.

In Chico, CA Justin Sanders got out the broom and won a couple of big 410 races. Winning the Bill Brownell Memorial on Friday night, Sanders came back Saturday and captured one of the biggest King of the West races of the season as he scored the 29th Annual Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial.

Brian Brown is in fine form already at Knoxville Raceway as he flexed his muscle and scored big during Budweiser night at the famed speedway.

Chris Windom was crowned the King of Kokomo, Jon Agan scored with the 360 at Knoxville, Andy Forsberg picked up his 60th Career Placerville Speedway win, while Jeremy Schultz, Ryan Ruhl, Logan Seavey, Michael Pickens, Matt Juhl, and Chuck Hebing also found victory lane.

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 .

 

 

Torque Racingendures challenges in PDTR opener

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS)May 8, 2019 –With anticipation and emotions running high, Josh Walter and his Torque Racing team opened the 2019 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing and Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car season at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 4.

The season-opening program, which drew a huge field of 39 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, produced a mixed bag of results for Walter and his Torque Racing comrades, including a pair of spins in heat race competition, an impressive B-main victory and a strong run in the first half of the A main yielding to an early ending to the evening.

After a poor pill draw put Walter in the sixth starting spot in the fifth PDTR 360 Sprint Car heat race, Walter passed Paul Pokorski and Josh Teunissen to move into fourth place on the first lap of the 10-lap race.

After a caution on lap 2, Walter restarted fourth. However, he spun his machine in turn four shortly after the restart and was forced to restart at the rear of the field. One lap later, Walter was involved in another incident in turn two to bring out the third caution of the race. On the restart, Walter passed Preston Ruh and Josh Teunissen to advance to fifth place, which is where he ended up at the conclusion of the event.

“The heat race started our night off rocky with another stellar pill draw and my head wasn't quite in the game,” Walter said. “I was overdriving with frustration and let my emotions get the best of me. Had a run in with Brandon McMullen at one point and immediately went to apologize after the race. Racing is a mental game and I wasn't in the right state of mind early in the night. That's 100 percent on me.”

Walter lined up second in the 12-lap B Main and worked the low groove to perfection to slip past Al Schlafer on lap 10 on the way to the victory and a berth in the 25-lap A main. “By the time the B main rolled out, I was able to curb the emotions and gain the composure I needed to drive for the win,” Walter said. “My crew did a stellar job and I couldn't be happier with the support of them and my fans. I owe it to them to be the best racer and person in and out of the car.”

Walter started the 25-lap A main from the 16th position and quickly worked his way through the field on the wide, smooth and slick track surface. A five-car incident in turn two on lap 2 forced all five cars to retire from the race, which helped Walter advance several spots toward the front of the field.

On lap 4, Walter used the high groove to power into seventh place. One lap later, Walter slipped past Tim Haddy to take over sixth. However, sensing something was not right with his machine, Walter pulled into the infield just after the halfway point of the race, which relegated him to a 14th-place finish.

“For the A main, we were scheduled to start 18th, but got moved up to 16th when a rookie was mandated to the tail of the A,” Walter said. “I had 100 percent confidence in the car and felt pretty good coming off the win in the B. We made our way through the field and had some help with others piling up in turn 2, which thankfully we were able to avoid.

“We were running well, but late in the race the car just didn't feel like it was running correctly and with safety in mind, I decided to pull into the infield,” he said. “It wasn't worth doing more damage to the car if I didn't need to. We're assessing the issues and getting things situated. We feel pretty confident after an opening night win and being able to drive up through the field.”

With the opening night jitters now hopefully behind them, Walter and his Torque Racing squad will head back to The Plymouth Dirt Track for more PDTR 360 Sprint Car racing action this Saturday, May 11. The program, which will honor all police, fire and EMS personnel with free admission for all credentialed fans, is set to begin one-hour earlier with spectator gates opening at 3:30 p.m. and racing to start at 5 p.m.

“We're looking forward to the next race and hopefully be able to outperform last week’s results,” Walter said. “Now that we're so far back in points, they're no longer a concern at this point so early in the season. Now it's time to just concentrate on wins, which should make an exciting event each week for our fans to watch.”

Torque Racing sponsors for the 2019 season include JDV Lawncare, Brittany's School of Dance, Sheboygan by Owner, Plymouth Tap, Platinum Restoration Services, Doug's Quality Beef, Tiffany's Wildtree, Cow Pies, Full Throttle Ink, Lakehouse Bar & Grill, Home Transitions, Oostburg Concrete, Kombucha Brothers, Ruh Custom Woodworking, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions. Torque Racing Sponsor Showcase –Sheboygan by Owner, Home Transitions Sheboygan by Owner was created in 2003 to give sellers of real estate in Sheboygan, Calumet and Manitowoc Counites an avenue to sell their own home, while having a presence on the internet and access to real estate partners at a low flat fee rate, which allows them to keep more money in their own pockets.

Sheboygan by Owner also gives buyers a quick glance at “for sale by owner” properties at the convenience of their homes/phones without having to call on every home they drive by or hear about.

“Homebuyers can search the web to see what the homes have to offer, and then call on only the ones they have an interest in, saving them both time and money,” said Allison Smith of Sheboygan by Owner.

Smith is thrilled to be involved with sponsoring Josh Walter and Torque Racing for the 2019 racing season.

“This a great opportunity to both help Josh and his racing team and to have another avenue to promote our business,” Smith said.

For more information and to view Sheboygan by Owner properties, visit www.sheboyganbyowner.com

Home Transitions began in 2002 as a referral and buyer-only real estate company. By 2008, it blossomed into a full-service real estate company serving customers located mainly in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties, while reaching out to other outlying areas upon request.

“Home Transitions works best on referrals and the goal is to make the home buying and selling transition go smoothly for all parties,” Smith said.

For more information and to view Home Transitions properties, visit www.hometransitions.us Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing Upcoming Schedule Saturday, May 11 – PlymouthDirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, May 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, May 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth Wis. Saturday, June 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Sunday, June 2 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.

2019 Josh Walter-Torque Racing By The Numbers Total Events – 2 IRA events – 1 MSA events – 1 A-Main Victories – 0 B-Main Victories – 1 Top Five A-Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A-Main Finishes – 0 Heat Race Victories – 0

 

Miller Family Motorsports

 

PLYMOUTH, WIS.]May 6, 2019-The Miller Family Motorsports teams started the 2019 Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) and Plymouth Dirt Track (PDTR) racing season this past Saturday evening at the Plymouth Dirt Track.

Adam and Justin would start off the night in the same heat race; Adam started 3rd and Justin started 6th. Both brothers took the green flag and were on a mission to ensure their A-main starting spots for the night, every spot mattered because there were 39 Sprints in the pits tonight! After 10 laps, Adam would capture a 3rd place finish which locked him into the A-main event where he would start 13th and Justin would have his work cut out for him as he finished 5th in his heat and now would need to race in the night's one of two B-mains to ensure his A-main starting position.

Justin and his team were quick to watch the track and make tire, shock and bar changes to the #15m before he pushed off for the night's one of two B-mains where only the TOP THREE would qualify for the A-main event. As the cars were given the one to go- Miller settled into his POLE starting spot and took off as the green flag dropped. After 12 solid laps, he would capture the B-main WIN and a 17th place A-main starting spot.

There was no time for big changes between the B-main and the start of the A-main for Justin and Adam was all set to go for the 25 lap main event. Green flag racing started quickly as they were hurrying the show along due to cold weather settling in. Adam moved forward but was quickly halted by a mis-hap involving a few other drivers and this incident would knock out his front end and he would be unable to finish the race.

Justin just missed the incident that Adam was involved in and he would be starting a few rows up due to the amount of cars involved in the incident that would not return. After Justin took the green flag, there was rubber starting to form on the bottom of the racing surface and Justin was quick to find it and use it to his advantage as he picked his way through the field and would come home 7th from 17th! Both brothers are thankful for the support they received from fellow competitors who got Adam's car race ready for this coming Saturday night!

Justin currently is sitting 7th in PDTR points and Adam is 19th after the first night and both of them are looking forward to this coming Saturday night's race program.

**This Saturday at the Plymouth Dirt Track it is Police, Firefighter, EMT and EMS night; show your ID and you will get into the races for FREE!

Thank you to the 2019 MFM Partners: Arbor Green Contractors, Bane Nelson, BMG Designs, Brayden Matthews, CJ Salon, Curve In, Cupcake Wonders, Didier & Son, Glacier Transit & Storage, Gravel Pit, Hillside Fabricating, Hopf Farms, KenJay Fielder Excavating, Kristine Hartmann-Pleasant View Realty, Meyer Motors, Oostburg Concrete, R&H Enterprises, Recognition Race Products, Richard Wirtz-Attorney at Law, The Hub Studio Café', Twisted Cuisine, VanDerVart Concrete Products

For more information on the team and driver, follow us on Twitter @camishadirtdiva or @justinmiller15m @ace24m or on Facebook: Miller Family Motorsports-Justin & Adam

 

 

FAST "410" SPRINT SERIES & REMAINDER OF 2018 "APPLE FESTIVAL NATIONALS" ON TAP SATURDAY TO OPEN 90TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON AT SHARON

 by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH May 8, 2019 After losing the first two events and an open practice to wet weather, Sharon Speedway will attempt once again to open the 90th anniversary season this Saturday night (May 11). The FAST "410" Sprint Car Series will run a complete program in the first Menards "Super Series" show of the season and will be joined by the Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Championship Series, RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series, and the Econo Mods as they conclude night two of the rained out 2018 "Apple Festival Nationals". It's Mark Thomas Ford Night. Race time is 7 p.m.

The FAST "410" Sprints will make their first of two appearances of the 2019 season on Saturday night. Last season, rain won the May FAST program, while the August show boasted a field of 39 cars as Cap Henry captured the inaugural event. There were eight different Sprint Car winners in eight events at Sharon in 2018. The first of 12 scheduled "410" Sprint Car shows was rained out last Saturday night as 45 All Star Sprints were on hand before the cancellation.

This season, FAST has rebranded under Aaron Fry's umbrella that also includes the non-wing BOSS Sprints. FAST has turned into a touring series in 2019 that offers a $32,500 point fund with $10,000 going to the champion. Justin Peck swept the April 6-7 opening events at Ohio's Atomic Speedway and Waynesfield Motorsports Park, while rain claimed the events at the Indiana tracks of Twin-Cities and Kokomo. Peck leads the points over Cole Duncan, Lee Jacobs, Joey Saldana, Jake Hesson, Jordan Harble, Cody Bova, Brad Ashford, and Tyler Gunn.

Saturday's feature will pay $3,000 to-win, $300 to-start. Heat races will pay $40, $30, $20, $10. There will be $50 awards for hard charger, hard luck, and the sweet move of the race. Group qualifying will set the heat race lineups. Mufflers are not required. There are no membership or entry fees. Sharon uses the AMB/MyLaps transponders. For additional information on FAST, check out their website at www.fastondirt.com, their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FASTonDIRT or follow them on Twitter @FASTSeries.

After a successful opening night of the 2018 "Apple Festival Nationals" back on September 7, rain washed out night two. The Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Series, RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series, and Econo Mods completed their heats. The Gibson Insurance Agency Stocks had 46 cars with heat wins to Andrew Gordon, Randy Wyant, Rob Shook, Mike Miller, and Chris Schneider. The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Mods had 29 cars with heat wins to Garrett Krummert, David Kalb, Jr., and Josh Deems. The Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods had a season high 27 cars with heat wins to Jacob Eucker, Eric Wilson, and Kyle Miller.

Saturday's program will include last chance B mains for all three divisions. Cars that did not compete on September 7 will be permitted to tag the B mains. New cars will draw a pill to determine how they will line-up behind the cars already in the lineup. If cars that were qualified for the feature do not return, additional cars will transfer from the B main(s). Cars that do not return will receive tow money.

The feature events will pay $2,000 to-win for the Stocks, $800 to-win for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and $750 to-win for the Econo Mods. In lieu of the "Wheelman" Non Winners race for the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, a Non-Qualifier race will be run. This race will be open for any drivers that do not qualify for the feature.

The pits will be open throughout the afternoon with pit passes going on sale at 4 p.m. with the main grandstands opening at 5. Warm-ups begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by qualifying for the Sprint Cars then racing action at 7.

Those that purchased a two-day pass back on September 7, can utilize their rain checks for admittance on Saturday; MUST have rain checks for admittance. General admission for those 14 and over on Saturday will be $15, while pit passes will be $35 for everyone. Children 13 and under and parking are FREE! Sharon has a no carry-in cooler policy.

Coming up on Saturday, May 18 will be another Menards "Super Series" event featuring the "410" Sprint Cars racing for $3,000 to-win along with the first night of points for the Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, and the Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods. The Junior Sprints will also be on the card. Race time is 7 p.m.

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

 

 

Pokorski Motorsportsturns in podium run in 2019 lid lifter

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) May 6, 2019 –After turning in one of their most consistently strong seasons in26years of racing last year, Paul Pokorski and the Pokorski Motorsports team did not skip a beat in the 2019 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car season opener at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, May 4.

Pokorski jump started his 27th season of racing action in impressive fashion leading the first 16 laps in the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main before registering a strong third-place showing.

“The car was really good all night,” Pokorski said. “I was very happy and it seems like we picked up right where we left off last year. That doesn't always happen.”

With a gigantic field of 39 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars check in for the season opener, Pokorski drew the fifth starting spot in the fifth heat race.After a caution on lap 2, the 2014 Midwest Sprint Car Association Masters Series championpulled off a daring slide job in turn three to work his way past Josh Walter and Brandon McMullen into thirdplace on lap 3 of the 10-lap heat race.

After two more caution periods, Pokorski powered around Travis Arenz to secure second place on lap 4 and he held on over the final six circuits to place second behind race winner Jim Melis.

Starting on the outside of the front row, Pokorski utilized the high groove of the wide, smooth and slick track surface to bolt past polesitter Mike Yurmanovich into the lead at the start of the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main.The West Bend resident set a quick pace at the front of field in the opening laps until the first of two caution flags appeared on lap 2 for the stalled car of Nich Melis in turn four.

On the restart, Danny Schlafer, who was running second, spun in turn two to collect Kurt Davis, Al Schlafer, Bill Wenninger and Adam Miller. Extensive damage forced all five drivers to retire from the event.

Pokorski was again strong on the restart as heused the cushion to bolt away from the second-place car of Robbie Pribnow to build up a full-straightaway lead on lap 7. By lap 14, the inside groove of the track began to take rubber, which allowed the second-place car of Kevin Karnitz to make up ground on the high-riding Pokorski.

On lap 16, Karnitz dove low in turn four to seize the lead away from Pokorski along the inside lane. Travis Arenz followed Karnitz into second place on the next lap to relegate Pokorski to third in the running order.Pokorski held on the rest of the way to secure a third-place showing in the season-opening event behind runner-up Travis Arenz and race winner Kevin Karnitz.

“In the A main, the car was excellent and I thought that the top would be the place to be until the rubber came in,” Pokorski said. “I was expecting that, but when you're out front it's hard to figure out when it's the right time to change lanes. Sometimes being in second and chasing is a better place to be.

“About three laps before Kevin Karnitz passed me for the lead, I knew I was beginning to struggle a little bit in turns 3 and 4,” he said. “I should have taken that as a clue and moved down.”

Pokorski was encouraged by the large turnout of 360 Sprint Cars for the 2019 PDTR and Midwest Sprint Car Association season opener.

“The car count was pretty unbelievable and there are a few guys that weren't there on opening night,” Pokorski said. “Some of the guys that were there on opening night, aren't going to run every single night, but nonetheless I believe the car counts are going to be excellent at all of the MSA shows and the MSA rookie of the year battleshould be fun to watch all year too.”

This Saturday May 11 the Pokorski Motorsports team will return to action at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. The event will again feature an early start time with spectator gates opening at 3:30 p.m. and racing scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

PDTR will honor police, fire and EMS personnel with free admission for all fans with proper credentials.

Sponsors for the 2019 Pokorski Motorsports team are Hopf Farms, Petersen Septic Systems, Gasroots Project, Quest Engineering Inc., Acme Armature Works Inc., Goeden's Auto Body, Goodwin Racing Engines, Lakeshore Family Funeral Homes, Kettle Moraine Landscaping, Novak's Service Center, Pedal Down Promotions, Tisler Salvage Inc., Allied Bearing Corporation and The Cawley Company. For more information on Pokorski Motorsports throughout the off season, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook or visit www.pedaldownpromotions.com. Pokorski Motorsports SponsorShowcase – Goeden’s Auto Body

As one of Pokorski Motorsports’ longest-running and most-valued sponsors, Goeden’s Auto Body, located at 2417 Highway 28 East in Kewaskum, has been in business since 1971. In 2015, David “Dusty” Goeden took over ownership of the family-owned business.

Goeden’s Auto Body specializes in quality, top-notch auto body repair, with a focus on collision work. Goeden’s also offers classic vehicle restoration and rust repair. In addition, it will work with all insurance companies. Goeden’s Auto Body uses PPG paints and clear coats, offers towing services and a locked fenced storage area. Continuing the Goeden Auto Body tradition, free loaner cars are also available.

“At Goeden’sAuto Body, we were born to perform,” Dave “Dusty” Goeden, Goeden’s Auto Body owner said. “With over 50 years of doing business and our racing involvement on and off the track, we know how to treat our customers like winners. With every job, we push ourselves to improve our performance and deliver a winning product. We work with all insurance companies, provide free computerized estimates and loaner vehicles while we repair your vehicle. Give us a call when you need a tow or some auto body work. Remember you, not your insurance company, have the right to choose where to take your vehicle for repairs.”

For more information on Goeden’sAuto Body, call 262-334-2759 or e-mail goedenauto@gmail.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970. 2019 Pokorski Motorsports Upcoming Schedule Saturday, May 11 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, May 18 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, May 25 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Saturday, June 1 – Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. Sunday, June 2 – Angell Park Speedway, Sun Prairie, Wis.

2019 Pokorski Motorsports By The Numbers Total Events – 1 MSA events – 1 IRA events - 0 A Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 1 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1 Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

Green Flag Ready To Fly On 14th CRSA Season

For Immediate Release May 8th, 2019 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations – Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY – As April showers bring more May showers, the SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is gearing up for the 2019 racing season. The 14th season of operation for the CRSA Sprint Car Series will see them visit seven tracks representing the Capital District, Central New York and Southern Tier regions of New York State. In all 14 events make up the 2019 campaign.

The season kicks less than two weeks from now at one of the two, legendary half-mile fairgrounds facilities on the schedule. The Saturday May 18th event will be the first of five events at the Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua. The season opener will be the first of three events paying $750 to win.

Just over a week later the series moves to the Weedsport Speedway for the second round of 2019 on Memorial Day, May 27th. The maiden event at the Central New York facility will see the CRSA competitors going for a $1,000 to win top prize, courtesy of event sponsor Midstate Basement Authorities.

Round number three of the season takes place at the original home track of the CRSA, the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. The Fastest Quarter Mile on Dirt will host the CRSA twice in 2019. This round will take place on Sunday June 2nd.

After just over a month lay-off, the CRSA will make their first visit of the season to the Afton Motorsports Park on Friday July 12th. The short track located just off Interstate 88 in the Southern Tier of New York State will bring the series back to action and kick off a busy month of July.

The Land of Legends Raceway kicks off a two-race weekend on Saturday July 20th. The $750 to win event will be followed by a trip to the Thunder Mountain Raceway near Cortland a day later. The season concluded at Thunder Mountain in 2018.

Round number seven of the 2019 season kicks off a two-day weekend in the Capital District. The CRSA makes their first visit of the season to New York’s oldest track still in operation – the Fonda Speedway. The $1,000 to win event will be followed by the second and final trip to the nearby Glen Ridge Motorsports Park on Sunday.

For the ninth round of the season the stars and cars of the CRSA head to the northeastern part of the Capital Region and Lyle DeVore’s Albany-Saratoga Speedway. The event will take place on Friday August 9th.

The Land of Legends Raceway hosts round number ten of the season on Saturday August 17th. The third and final $750 to win event on the schedule is the final tune up for the inaugural New York Sprint Car Nationals Weekend in September.

Rounds number 11 and 12 take place during the New York Sprint Car Nationals Weekend. All eyes will be on Canandaigua, New York as the half-mile hosts the best that Sprint Car racing has to offer on September 6th and 7th. The Saturday night show (September 7th) will pay $1,000 to the winner.

The CRSA returns to action at the Track of Champions on Saturday September 14th. The final event at the Brett Deyo promoted facility along the mighty Mohawk River will pay $1,000 to the A-Main winner. The season will conclude on Friday October 11th at the Afton Motorsports Park as part of the Deyo’s promoted Short Track Super Nationals.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, Midstate Basement Authorities, Maguire Family of Dealerships, A-Verdi Storage Containers, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Kennedy’s Towing, Algonkin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coatings, Magsarus Ingnitions, ProFab Engineering, Just Signs & Designs, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc.

 

 

Edens Posts Another Top Five to Lead Swindell SpeedLab eSports Team at Eldora

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (May 8, 2019) - James Edens remains in the hunt to produce the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series iRacing championship for the Swindell SpeedLab eSports Team.

Edens scored his fifth top five and seventh top 10 in seven races this season on Monday night during an event at Eldora Speedway. The fifth-place finish ranks Edens third in the championship standings - only four points behind second place and 68 out of the top spot with a trio of races remaining.

Edens' run was the best for the Swindell SpeedLab team as Adam Elby placed 12th, Chase Cabre was 14th and Matthew McKinney ended 20th in the main event.

Edens and Cabre each won a heat race and Elby placed second in a heat.

Round 8 on the World of Outlaws iRacing schedule is next Monday at Williams Grove Speedway.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kEHF9aNcHsMdBZaCTWDNw

SWINDELL SPEEDLAB eSPORTS TEAM TWITTER HANDLES -

Chase Cabre: https://twitter.com/CabreChase

Cole Cabre: https://twitter.com/ColeCabre12

Adam Elby: https://twitter.com/Adam74Elby

James Edens: https://twitter.com/edens52

Brennan Rogers: https://twitter.com/BrennanRogers20

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wiser Organics

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"Chris Wiser has been a great partner for our team," Kevin Swindell said. "We're grateful for his support and we look forward to achieving continued success together."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Mike Curb and Curb Records, South Bay, Rossie Feed & Grain, High Performance Lubricants, Tim Walker Real Estate, Hopf Farms, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, Premier Truck Group, TWRentToOwn.com, Gatewood Concrete, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, Bell Helmets, DIRTVision, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell SpeedLab for their continued support.

 

 

Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Division Brings Exciting New Roster

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (May 8, 2019) – With less than two weeks until the 2019 Ohsweken Speedway Friday Night Excitement season opener presented by Auto Parts Centres the roster for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car season is among the most exciting in recent memory. The list features a talented mix of veterans and exciting rookie talent with several familiar drivers in new rides for the upcoming campaign.

At the top of the list is two-time and defending track champion Dylan Westbrook. The Scotland, Ont. native will still sport his familiar No.47x, but with new colours after making the switch to a Hill’s Racing ride over the off-season. Westbrook is currently second on the all-time Ohsweken 360 Sprint Car wins list, five back of record holder Glenn Styres.

Jim Huppunen, last year’s runner-up in the championship standings, is back in the saddle for the new campaign. Huppunen had a remarkably consistent season in 2018 and will look to continue in that fashion while chasing his sixth career Feature win. Cory Turner, last year’s reaction returns to action in a new ride with a new number. The Caistor Centre, Ont. pilot will be behind the wheel of the Burger Barn Racing No.13 as an official teammate to younger brother Ryan Turner in the No.91 and Mike Thorne in the No.55. The new three-car team should provide plenty of excitement with three experienced drivers seeking to improve on championship finishes of third, sixth and eighth, respectively.

Nathan Ackland Racing has expanded to a two-car team in the 360 Sprint Car division this year. Mack DeMan, fresh off a rookie of the year award, returns to the seat of the No.17x after earning his first career 360 win last June. He will be joined by teammate Shone Evans, who moves up to the track’s top division in pursuit of a rookie of the year title after claiming Crate Sprint Car and Action Sprint Tour titles last season.

Carlisle, Ont. driver Steve Lyons took a big step forward last season to finish fifth overall in the standings and will certainly be eager to improve on the mark while in pursuit of his first career win.

Returning to the division full-time in 2019 are Brantford brother Mitch and Jake Brown. The familiar blue No.10 and No.1-10 certainly deepen the weekly talent pool on Friday nights at Ohsweken. Also back at the track this season is Lewiston, NY driver Derek Jonathan in his No.81.

Thamesford, Ont. driver and fan favourite Curtis Gartly will be back behind the wheel, but with a new look. After a couple of tough wrecks in 2018, Gartly’s blue No.6 has been retired in favour of an orange No.45, returning him to his micro sprint racing routes and a look inspired by 1970s Michigan Late Model racer Dick Barker. In addition to Gartly, also registered to return is Grismby’s Travis Cunningham in his No.90.

Calling Dan Nanticoke’s 2018 season a roller coaster might me an understatement. From the outside looking in, pretty well everyone hopes the Ohsweken driver has earned some better luck for his No.15 and will start the season on a more positive note. One of Ohsweken’s most popular drivers in the pits is also set to return with Jamie Turner’s No.11 back on track and looking for a year of consistent finishes.

One of the more exciting names to return to the track for 2019 is Thedford’s Shane Ross. This year, Ross will be behind the wheel of a Dave Dykstra-owned No.5d as part of an unexpected partnership that blossomed over the off-season. It will be Ross’ first season of regular action since 2015. Ross will also act as a mentor to Crate Sprint Car driver Jacob Dykstra in his second season of action.

The rookie class for this year’s 360 Sprint Car division is the most extensive in years. The aforementioned Shone Evans is among the group as are fellow Crate Sprint Car graduates Aaron Turkey and Holly Porter, who will be Glenn Styres Racing teammates in car’s No.0 and No.1, respectively. Also in the rookie mix is teenager Josh Hansen who moves to 360 Sprint Cars after two years behind the wheel of a Crate Sprint. The Beamsville pilot will be the division’s youngest driver having not yet turned 18. Those four drivers make a total of 14 pilots to graduate from the Crate Sprint Car division to 360 Sprint Car competition.

Add to the list former Thunder Stock driver Kevin Pauls who will fulfill a lifelong goal to race in the 360 division. Pauls will continue to sport his No.46 with his father, Wayne Pauls, as his crew chief and support from Team Turner Racing. The final registered member of the rookie class is Corey Gruhl of St. Catharines, who has dabbled sporadically in Crate Sprint Car racing over the past two seasons.

Fans will get their first look at Ohsweken Speedway’s 360 division when the 2019 season of Friday Night Excitement gets underway with Auto Parts Centres night on Friday, May 17 featuring Ken Schrader and the UMP Modifieds. Cars will be on track for the first time on Friday, May 10 for Test and Tune night. Race time for all weekly events in 2019 is 7:30pm. For the full schedule of events, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. ___________________________________________ Northern Summer Nationals Tickets Available Now Tony Stewart, Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu are coming to Ohsweken Speedway for two action-packed nights on July 22-23. All three Sprint Car stars will be in action both nights for two $5,000-to-win 360 Sprint Car shows. Tickets and camping for the Northern Summer Nationals are on sale online at https://ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com/ or can be purchased by phone by calling (519) 717-0023.

Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream Can’t make it to the track or don’t live within driving distance? No problem! Check out all of Ohsweken’s weekly Friday Night Excitement action live online for free via the Ohsweken Speedway Live Stream. The stream goes live at 7:30pm EST each race night at www.OhswekenSpeedway.ca and on our official Facebook page.

2019 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 24th season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com or call (519) 717-0023 for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken’s weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY MEDIA Phone: (519) 717-0023 Email: media@ohswekenspeedway.com Website: www.OhswekenSpeedway.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY Twitter: @OhswekenSpdway Instagram: www.Instagram.com/OhswekenSpeedway YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Ackland Insurance, Arrow Express, Auto Parts Centres, Bradshaw Brothers Fuels, Burger Barn, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Core-Mark International, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, EPIC Racewear, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Grisdale Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Canada, HRW Automotive, Insta-Insulation/Insta-Panels, Jibs Action Sports, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Middleport Mechanical, Miska Trailer Factory, Nitro 54 Variety/Club 54 Racing, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Renway Energy, Rochester Knighthawks, Strickland’s GMC and Victory Gamez.

 

 

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Ventures To Woodhull Raceway For a $2,000 To Win Affair

(Woodhull, NY) Despite what mother nature wanted to do, it was a very successful opening night at Land of Legends Raceway for the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour.

This Saturday, the tour will head south to the Woodhull Raceway for a full point, $2,000 to win event. This is the 21st time the Patriots will head to Woodhull Raceway dating back to September 1, 2007 where Chuck Hebing was the A-Main winner. Hebing has always been a favorite at Woodhull where hr has won there an implausible eight times, which includes last season.

Other drivers who have bested the field at Woodhull Raceway are Bobby Breen, Dan Shetler, Bryan Howland, Jared Zimbardi, George Suprick, and Justin Barger.

The Patriots visit a wide range of tracks in the month of May, most of which are close to one half mile in length. Woodhull, however, is a wild card as it is a short, high-banked 1/3rd mile bullring. With its extremely high banks and paper clip corners, it has received the title as “New York States Toughest Bull Ring.”

The traditional PST racing format will once again be in play this weekend which includes open draw for the eight lap heats, while passing points determine our top eight re-drawers. The drivers who finish in positions 9-14 in passing points will run in the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Four Laps of Fame Dash. Passing points will then determine starting positions 15-24. Saturdays A-Main distance is 25 laps.

Fans are encouraged to visit PST Social Media on facebook, twitter, and Instagram daily for immediate updates regarding the Patriot Sprint Tour.

The Patriot Sprint Tour recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2019 season: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hoosier Racing Tires, Prestige Pool & Spa, Ground Control Landscaping, Bonnell’s Auto Group, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Fine Touch Collision, Mike Emhof Motorsports Inc., Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment, Patriot Tank Lines, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Just Signs & Designs, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, ASI Racewear, CBP Media.

Woodhull Raceway History

9/1/07 - Chuck Hebing

5/24/08 - Chuck Hebing

5/30/09 - Bobby Breen

7/31/10 - Chuck Hebing

7/31/10 - Dan Shetler

5/21/11 - Chuck Hebing

7/30/11 - Bryan Howland

5/19/12 - Chuck Hebing

7/21/12 - Justin Barger

5/11/13 - Bryan Howland

8/17/13 - Justin Barger

5/10/14 - Chuck Hebing

7/26/14 - Chuck Hebing

5/9/15 - Bryan Howland

7/25/15 - Justin Barger

6/11/16 - Jared Zimbardi

7/23/16 - George Suprick

5/13/17 - Bryan Howland

7/22/17 - Bryan Howland

8/25/18 - Chuck Hebing

 

 

MIDGETS AND MICROS SET FOR MIDWEST SEASON OPENER AT BELLE-CLAIR AND MACON

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (May 7, 2019) - The 2019 season for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the POWRi Engler Machine & Tool Outlaw Micro League rolls on this weekend with the Midwest Season Opener at Belle-Clair Speedway and Macon Speedway.

The Illinois doubleheader begins on Friday, May 10 at the Belleville, Illinois 1/5th-mile of Belle-Clair Speedway. On Saturday, May 11, the POWRi Midgets and Micros move on to the "Mighty" Macon Speedway located in Macon, Illinois.

After an April visit to Belle-Clair was rained out, this Friday's show assumes the role as the 28th annual Knepper Memorial. Celebrating the life of legendary St. Louis racer, Arnie Knepper, the Knepper Memorial has been a staple in midget racing since 1992. The best of the best have etched their name into the record books with Knepper Memorial wins, such as Bryan Clauson (2013, 2014), Rico Abreu (2012), Brad Loyet (2010), Tanner Thorson (2016), Spencer Bayston (2015, 2017), and Arnie's cousin, Steve Knepper, who owns six Knepper Memorial victories.

Tucker Klaasmeyer of Paola, Kansas enters the Knepper Memorial as the defending champion. The reigning POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion won his first-career race at Belle-Clair Speedway last April and it catapulted him to his first-career championship by seasons end.

Heading to Macon on Saturday, Sutter, California's Logan Seavey serves as the defending race winner. On a hot streak at that, the 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion is the current points leader by way of a phenomenal three-win stretch in the opening five races of 2019.

On both Friday and Saturday, the pits are set to open at 1:00 PM with driver registration from 3:00 PM to 5:15 PM, the driver's meeting is scheduled for 5:30 PM with hot laps on track at 6:00 PM and racing underway at 7:00 PM.

For fans unable to attend in person, Speed Shift TV has you covered with a LIVE pay-per-view broadcast of both nights. Head to www.speedshifttv.com to order your viewing passes now.

For more information, you can visit www.powri.com online, follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter, or like POWRi on Facebook.

 

 

NEW HOUSING OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2019 PRI TRADE SHOW

Attendees will have access to hundreds of rooms at newly added hotels in downtown Indianapolis when Show registration opens May 14.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (May 7, 2019) – Motorsports professionals attending the 2019 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, December 12-14 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, can begin making hotel reservations on May 14, the same day registration opens for the Three Biggest Business Days in Racing.

New this year, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels join more than two-dozen others in downtown Indy as official PRI Show host hotels.

"With tens of thousands of attendees and buyers looking to conduct business and network with fellow industry professionals at the world’s premier motorsports trade event, we encourage all PRI attendees to register and secure their hotel rooms on May 14,” said PRI Trade Show Director Karin Davidson. “By registering and booking a hotel as soon as possible, participants will ensure their housing needs are met and that they are a part of what will be another amazing Show.”

In addition to downtown hotels, Show attendees also can secure accommodations near Indianapolis International Airport, including the Plainfield area. Guests in these locations will enjoy complimentary shuttle service to and from the Indiana Convention Center, as well as free guest parking and courtesy airport shuttles.

PRI, in partnership with Visit Indy Housing Bureau, has secured Indianapolis hotel packages that range from affordable to upscale. Extra benefits for guests booking through PRI’s only official housing partner include no deposits and free in-room Wi-Fi.

“Only by booking rooms through Visit Indy Housing are Show attendees guaranteed access to officially contracted room blocks and rates,” said Davidson. “Reservations made through an agency other than Visit Indy will be at your own risk.”

Hotel reservations can made online beginning May 14 at prishow.com or directly with Visit Indy Housing via email at prihousing@visitindy.com or phone at 317-262-8191 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET).

This year’s PRI Trade Show will feature over 1,100 companies exhibiting in more than 3,300 booths and showcasing the latest products, services, machinery, simulation and testing technologies, and trailers for the racing industry in a single location. Now in its 32nd year, PRI encompasses all forms of racing and attracts attendees from all 50 states and over 70 countries, including professional race teams, retail shops, warehouse distributors, engine builders, fabricators, dealers, installers, jobbers and media.

In addition, the days leading up to and including the PRI Show—known as Race Industry Week—will offer a range of motorsports-related activities in and around the Indiana Convention Center beginning Monday, December 9. Numerous conferences, seminars and special events will offer unlimited business opportunities and provide invaluable insight on the latest racing technologies and how to apply them.

For more information, log on to prishow.com.

 

 

Cody Hodgson Moving in Different Direction in 2019

PETERSEN MEDIA- In 2014 Double Nickel Racing was born and it was a combination effort between the Hodgson and Weiher families, as Cody Hodgson was tabbed the driver. After 5+ years of racing together, Cody Hodgson has made the tough decision to pull away from the Weiher as he seeks other opportunities in 2019.

“It has been a great five plus years racing with Todd Weiher and everyone involved with this race team, but I really feel that in every driver’s career they have to take a step back from running their family car, and that is where I am at,” Cody Hodgson said. “Initially I had planned on getting through this season, and spending the off season trying to put something together, but it feels like right now is the right time for both myself and the Weiher’s to change directions, and I truly wish the Weiher Racing team all the best moving forward.”

With a racing pedigree, Hodgson as had success in just about everything he has sat in. A three-time National Karting Champion, Hodgson has also picked up two Super Kart USA Pro Shifter Titles, and he became the second American to ever podium at a Rotax Karting World Championship event when he did so in Egypt back in 2009.

In 2011 Hodgson spent time as a NASCAR development driver with Dave Davis Motorsports in the K&N Pro East Series, before making the jump to sprint cars back in 2014.

“Again, Todd Weiher has been like a second father to me, and without him and his family none of this would have been possible,” Hodgson added. “I have a lot of racing left in me, and I am already on the hunt for my next opportunity. I have a lot of fire in me, and all I want to do is go racing.”

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Picks Up Knoxville Raceway Top-5

PETERSEN MEDIA- As Mother Nature threw a wrench in all kinds of racing plans over the weekend, Parker Price-Miller made the decision to head to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night where he would record a fifth place finish.

“It is great to get a Top-Five at Knoxville especially with a deep field that was there on Saturday night,” Parker Price-Miller said. “I think we could have landed on the podium but I just made a couple mistakes.”

With 31 cars checked in at the ‘Mecca of Mud’, Price-Miller got off to a great start as he timed the Indy Race Parts/HRP Specs/Chalk Stix backed No. 71p machine in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Taking the green flag from fifth in his heat race, the Kokomo, IN product would gain a couple of valuable points as his fourth place finish placed him in the second row to start the 20-lap feature event.

Settling into fourth as the race came to life, Price-Miller would go to work on the bottom of the speedway as he spent much of the race chasing after the likes of Matt Juhl and Kerry Madsen.

Looking to have enough speed to get by Juhl to take over the final spot on the podium, Price-Miller would admittedly make a couple of mistakes late trying to stick the bottom and make his move.

On the final lap of the race, Price-Miller would leave the door open for Knoxville veteran, Brooke Tatnell, and he would race on to take Doug Clark’s checkered flag in the fifth position.

“There is definitely nothing wrong with a fifth place finish at Knoxville, and it is a really good feeling to leave here knowing that we probably had a better car than our finish shows,” PPM said. “Just need to be better in the seat and good things will come. Thanks to everyone who supports our race team and makes this all possible.”

Price-Miller and his team would like to thank Indy Race Parts, HRP Specs, Chalk Stix, Howard Johnson of Lima, Maxim, Wilwood, and Keizer Wheels for their support in 2019.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 17, Wins: 0, Top 5’s: 4, Top-10’s: 5.

ON TAP: Parker Price-Miller will be at Eldora Speedway this weekend for a pair of races at the iconic ½ mile in Ohio.

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

 

 

Ben Worth Grabs Tulare Top-10 with Tiner Hirst Development

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night in Tulare, CA, Ben Worth climbed aboard the Tiner Hirst Development entry in Tulare, CA and put together a great night that saw him score a 10th place finish with the Kings of Thunder Series.

“I had a great time on Saturday night with Steven Tiner, and the THE guys,” Ben Worth said. “I ran for Steven Tiner a few times last year, and it was good to get back together with him and do it again.”

Saturday night in Tulare, CA worth would open the night up by timing the No. 94 machine fifth fastest in qualifying time trials with 20 cars checked in for the event.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Worth would get into a little trouble as contact with the wall saw him slow to a stop and make a trip to the work area. Able to restart, Worth would finish in the sixth position, which lined him up in the seventh row for the 30-lap feature event.

From the 13th starting position, Worth would do a great job of fighting for position as he chased after a strong finish, as well as his first finish at the demanding track. Able to make some nice moves, Worth would claw his way up into 10th when the checkered flag flew on the race.

“It was a good first night out, and I felt really comfortable all night long,” Worth added. “The guys did a great job with set up for me, and gave me some great advice that helped finish where we did. Thanks to everyone who made it possible.”

The Tiner Hirst Enterprise Racing team would like to thank Tiner Hirst Enterprise, Larry Davis Farms, GP Development, Wright Process Systems, Fisher Racing Engines, SRP, Wilwood, XYZ Machine, DMI, HRP, Sway Away, Kevin Sharrah Designs, Prior Engineering, System One Pro Ignition, Sweet Manufacturing, Sway Away, Schoenfeld, Warehouse Paint, and Roseville Precision for their continued support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-1, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: THE Development will be back in action again on Saturday night in Hanford, CA with Ben Worth back in the seat.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Tiner Hirst Enterprise by following along via Twitter @TinerHirstEnterprise, or ‘liking’ www.facebook.com/tinerhirstenterprise.

 

 

Liggett Grabs Friday Night Win Before Saturday Night Fireworks

POWRi BCRA Photo

PETERSEN MEDIA: To say Austin Liggett is in a zone right now would be an understatement. Friday night, the Tracy, CA driver picked up his third consecutive midget feature event win and fourth consecutive race win overall at Kern County Raceway Park, before a wild Saturday night saw the win streak come to an end.

“Friday night we were fast all night and we swept the night which was extremely cool to do, and on Saturday night we got caught up in a wreck early and came back to finish sixth,” Austin Liggett said. “We were good on Saturday, and I think if there’s no lap three incident we are in the mix for a win in Ventura, CA too.”

Checking in at Kern County Raceway Park on Friday night with the POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series, Austin Liggett flexed his muscle all night as he earned quick time honors, won his heat race, and for the third straight consecutive night in his midget, found himself celebrating a victory.

Looking to ride his momentum in Ventura, CA on Saturday night with the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series, the Tracy, CA pilot opened the night up by timing the Excel Environmental Services/Liggett Trucking/Tool Technology sprinter in fourth quickest amongst the 23 cars taking time on this night.

Going form fifth to third in heat race action, Liggett moved into the feature event where he rolled off the starting grid in the third position. Getting into second early in the race, lap three would see contact ensue getting into turn one resulting in Liggett spinning to a stop and being forced to the tail end of the field.

From the back, Liggett drove with a little anger as he sliced and diced his way around the tight confines of Ventura Raceway and would find himself back up inside the Top-Five late in the race.

Looking to cap his night with a Top-Five a slight bobble on the race’s final lap would see Liggett fall to sixth right at the finish line.

“Big thanks to my Dad for giving me two great racecars all weekend long,” Liggett said. “We are really hitting our stride and I have a ton of confidence. I also have to thank my Mom and Matt for working hard for me as well.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Liggett Trucking, Tool Technology, Hurst Fabrications, Maxwell Industries, Shine Photography, and Morris Motorsports for their support.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-5, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-10

ON TAP: Liggett returns to action on Friday May 17th at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

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

 

 

Blake Carrick 11th During First Bradway Memorial

PETERSEN MEDIA: Cutting his first laps with a 410ci power plant bolted into his Carrick Racing No. 38B machine over the weekend in Chico, CA, Blake Carrick would take what he learned on Friday night, and translate it to an 11th place finish with the King of the West Series on Saturday night during the Dave Bradway Jr Memorial.

“It was a really good weekend, a lot of learning went on,” Blake Carrick said. “Had some fun running my first two 410 races, and think it went well overall considering who we were racing against.”

Following a 14th place effort on Friday night after taking the green flag from the 20th starting position, Carrick was poised to improve against the ultra competitive King of the West Series on Saturday night as he took part in his first Dave Bradway Jr Memorial.

Coming out swinging on Saturday, Carrick got his night off to a great start as he timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B machine in fifth quickest in qualifying time trials, putting him in a great position for the duration of the night.

Taking the green flag from the second row in his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver would finish fourth and punch his ticket directly into the 40 lap feature event where he would line up in the eighth starting position.

Going wheel to wheel with some of the best in the region, Carrick would go to school at times as he slipped back to the 16th spot as he figured out the tricky ¼ mile that was offered up on this night.

Getting going on the low side of the speedway, Carrick would slowly work his way forward as he picked up positions that he lost early in the race.

Showing patience and poise, Carrick would close the weekend out by finishing 11th in one of the regions most prestigious races of the season.

“Big thanks to my team, and my family for working hard, and giving me a shot in a 410,” Carrick said. “Had a blast, and can’t wait to do it again.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, and Arai for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake Carrick and company will return to action this weekend as they are set to make a trip to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA on Friday night and Placerville Speedway in Placerville, CA on Saturday.

2019 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-12, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-2

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Rallies for Top-10 Result at Silver Dollar Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - CHICO, Calif. (May 7, 2019) - Dominic Scelzi highlighted last weekend's doubleheader at Silver Dollar Speedway with an eighth-place outing on Friday.

Scelzi competed on both Friday and Saturday at the quarter-mile oval while driving for Roth Motorsports. He qualified sixth quickest out of 30-plus competitors and picked up a position to finish second in a heat race during Friday's opener.

"We showed promise on Friday," he said. "We went out a little late and timed in well. Then we advanced to second in a heat race, which just barely missed the dash."

Scelzi started the main event on the inside of the fifth row, but an early incident relegated him to the back of the field.

"The track had slicked off," he said. "I was racing a guy on the opening lap when I locked the left front tire against the arm and it spun me out. I went to the back and got up to seventh in a few laps. Then I did the same thing again. I've got into the habit of instead of scrubbing speed I'll turn the car more sideways. With a straight left front arm I've had bad luck."

Scelzi charged from the back of the field a second time to post an eighth-place finish. The team changed the left front arm to a similar one Scelzi uses in his family car for Saturday's Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series.

Scelzi qualified fourth quickest out of 30-plus drivers and he placed fourth in a heat to narrowly miss the dash. He lined up seventh for the main event and battled for a top five throughout the first three-quarters of the 40-lap race.

"We were just off it seemed all race and we couldn't get going," he said. "I got to fifth, fell to sixth and got back up to fifth before dropping to sixth again. We had a red flag with about 10 laps to go. Unfortunately, we had a mechanical problem and we couldn't get fired back off so that ended our night early."

Scelzi was credited with a 20th-place finish.

Next up, Scelzi is heading to Ohio this weekend to race on Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. It will mark his first race away from his home region this season.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 3 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 8 (9).

May 4 - Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 20 (7).

SEASON STATS -

14 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 7 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

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"Whipple Superchargers is known worldwide for its business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. Art loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

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

 

 

Wilson Looking Forward to Eldora Speedway Doubleheader With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (May 7, 2019) - One of Greg Wilson's favorite tracks is on tap this weekend.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Off Road sponsored team are heading to Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday for a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event.

"I'm excited, especially since the weather is looking good and we haven't raced in a while," he said. "I'm skeptical because we've changed a lot of stuff with our race car and have had to basically look at it for two weeks. We usually have a good program at Eldora where we're competitive. It's always good to go to a place you're familiar with when you've made changes."

Wilson won a World of Outlaws race at Eldora Speedway in 2015. He has also scored a trio of Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions victories along with nine career 360ci winged sprint car triumphs at the track.

"Growing up that's always had a special place," he said. "When I went to races as a kid at Eldora I guess that's what made me want to drive sprint cars. It's in our backyard so we always have a lot of people show up. That also makes it fun."

Wilson charged from 23rd to third last September during his most recent race at Eldora Speedway. He also powered from 21st to 13 th during the Kings Royal and rallied from 14th to second during the Knight Before the Kings Royal last season.

"We have to put ourselves in position at the beginning of the night," he said. "When the track does get wide as long as one area isn't dominant I feel we're as good as anybody. We've been competitive through the middle, competitive around the top and really good around the bottom. If there's multi grooves we're as good as anybody."

Last weekend's All Star races at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., and at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, both rained out. The last six All Star races and seven of the last eight points races have rained out this season.

SEASON STATS -

11 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 5 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DNC Hydraulics

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"DNC Hydraulics has been a long-standing partner of Greg Wilson Racing," Wilson said. "Their support throughout the years has helped us get to the level of being able to compete with the World of Outlaws and we're grateful to have them as an important part of our team."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, Gear Off Road, Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Callies, Magtech Ignition, Saldana Racing Products, Simpson Racing Products, Redlined Welding & Construction, Banshee Graphics, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Mark Wolford Garage, Burns Petroleum, Wings Unlimited, Inter-State Truck Repair, Benson Marketing and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Bowers Records Podium Finish During Season-Opening Race and Debut With BDS Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (May 7, 2019) - Ryan Bowers kicked off his season by earning a podium finish last Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway.

Following a rainout on Friday at Princeton Speedway in Princeton, Minn., Bowers' debut with BDS Motorsports was delayed a day until the Midwest Power Series show at the high-banked oval.

"We started off with not a great pill draw, but the passing points deal works out nice," he said. "We started fifth and got up to third in our heat. That put us fourth in overall points. There was no inversion so the dash was lined straight up. It was a wild dash. There was an incident on the initial start, which moved me up to the front row. Then there was another incident on the restart, which resulted in me spinning."

A third-place run in a heat race was followed by a fourth-place outing in the dash. That lined Bowers up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"I used the bottom in the dash when I restarted sixth to pass a couple of cars," he said. "Other than that I didn't go down there much. I tried to make a move on a restart and it didn't pan out. (Wade) Nygaard was able to get around us and pull away. The track ended up taking rubber with four or five laps to go a lane off the top. That locked things down the rest of the feature."

Bowers finished with a third-place result.

"For the first night out, if it's a bad night and you come home third you can't be upset," he said. "I thought everything went good and smooth. With any team there is a learning curve. I think it was a great first step. I'm excited to get racing again."

Bowers will take this weekend off before resuming Midwest Power Series competition behind the wheel of a BDS Motorsports race car on May 17 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. He will make his season debut at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, the following night.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. - Heat race: 3 (5); Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS -

1 race, 0 wins, 1 top five, 1 top 10, 1 top 15, 1 top 20

UP NEXT -

May 17 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., with the Midwest Power Series and May 18 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.RyanBowers.us

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BowersMotorsports199/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Operation: 23 to Zero

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"We really like the mission that Operation: 23 to Zero instills within their organization," Bowers said. "We're proud to be connected with such an important cause."

Bowers would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, K1 RaceGear, Fastsigns, Rice Creek Building and Remodeling, Jeff Westall Outdoors, Mastell Brothers Trailer Service, GRP Motorsports, Elevated Health Center, Race Coatings, Liquid Nitro, Speedwerx, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Champion Brand Racing Oil, Diversified Machine Inc (DMI), Dyer Rods, Eagle Chassis (EMi), Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gillund Enterprises, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), Hoosier Tire Midwest, Impact Coatings, Joe's Kleen Products, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Kustom Sprintcar Supplies, MDS Boring and Drilling, ML Graphics, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance - Newton, IA, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Schoenfeld Headers, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shane Liebig, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Speedway Motors, Super Shox, The Boss, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Visual Impact, Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Excited for Home Track Opportunity This Saturday at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SELINSGROVE, Pa. (May 7, 2019) - Jordon Mallett has a much easier drive to the race track this week.

Mallett, who is embarking upon his first season on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, lives only 45 minutes from this Saturday's track - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

"We always look forward to racing close to home," he said. "We haven't got to spend a lot of time at home since we've been traveling the last few years. Since the ASCS National Tour will be there it's exciting to be home in front of all our fans and we look forward to putting on a good show."

Mallett has made two visits to the quarter-mile oval this season, registering a top-five result during his season debut.

"Our first race in our equipment we should have won," he said. "We led until about six laps to go. We had a tire seal over and we slipped back to fifth at the end. We know we have the speed we need there."

The close trip is needed after last weekend when Mallett and the ASCS National Tour ventured to Pennsylvania. Mallett said it was a 17-hour drive each way for his team as it made its debut in Central Pennsylvania.

Unfortunately, Friday's race at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg rained out and Saturday's show at Selinsgrove Speedway was cancelled because of rain just before the A Main. Mallett had advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race and was scheduled to start ninth in the main event.

"It was a neat experience all around," he said. "I had seen a track before that I'd ran in South Carolina that was in my eyes bigger as far as straightaways, but in reality Selinsgrove was fast all the way around. It wasn't slow through the corner and high speed on the straightaways. It was fast all around. I was tickled we didn't miss a beat. Our car was fast from hot laps on. It was definitely one of the fastest places I've been to. Being in Pennsylvania for the first time was pretty cool because that's a bucket list type of thing."

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa. - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: Rained Out (9).

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - KSE Racing Products

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"Dan and Dave at KSE Racing Products have taken care of our steering needs for as long as I can remember," Mallett said. "It's been first-class service all the way. They always have top-notch service and a quick turnaround."

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Heading to Eldora Speedway for World of Outlaws Event

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 7, 2019) - Giovanni Scelzi is tackling a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Eldora Speedway this weekend.

Scelzi will pilot an Indy Race Parts sponsored sprint car owned by Bernie Stuebgen during the two-day event hosted by the high-banked oval near Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday.

"It's a place we've run pretty decent at," Scelzi said. "We've made some features and we had a podium the last time we raced there. I think I've grown as a driver since I've been there so I'm excited to get back this weekend."

Scelzi has six career starts at the half-mile track - all occurring last season. His career-best run was a third-place outing last September. He also posted a top 10 during his debut. Scelzi's best World of Outlaws result at the track is a 14th-place finish, which he produced twice.

"It's a pretty unique track," he said. "We've been good on the bottom, but I need to get more comfortable running around the fence."

Scelzi drove his family owned sprint car last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway. He qualified 12th quickest overall before a fourth-place run in a heat race locked him into the 15th starting position for the A Main.

"It was the first night on that car on a big track," he said. "We struggled in hot laps and in qualifying, but we got it better in the heat race and then the feature. It's hard to pass when you start that far back and 20 laps goes pretty quick so making the progress we did was good."

Scelzi rallied for an 11th-place finish.

QUICK RESULTS -

May 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 11 (15).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 3 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Line Oil

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

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

 

 

Campbell Performance On Board for 2019

Merrill, MI – Great Lakes Super Sprints is pleased to have Campbell Performance back for our 4th season of working together.

Marshall Campbell of Lima, OH is the founder and owner of Campbell Performance and is one of Great Lakes Super Sprints biggest supporters! Marshall is starting his 54th year working in the sprint car industry.

In the early days back in the mid -1960’s, Marshall was getting his start working on motors and working on sprint cars. It was an exciting time in sprint car racing and Marshall had the opportunity to be part of a team taking part in the inaugural year of the All Stars Circuit of Champions in 1970. He also was involved with USAC and at many tracks in the Great Lakes Region and seeing the winners circle many times.

Marshall has also worked on many cars as a crew chief as well as owned and operated his own car with many different drivers driving for him over the years. In the last 20 years most of his time and energy is spent building engines with sprint car engines being his specialty.

Besides being an invaluable asset for Great Lakes Super Sprints in helping members with technical questions and trouble shooting, Marshall was instrumental in heading up the Sprint Car Parts Draft Program GLSS offers to drivers that run 90% of our races. Last year over $38,000 worth of parts were given out to the 14 drivers that qualified. This year That total is estimated to be over $75,000 to be distributed.

If you have questions, problems or are needing a motor freshened or rebuilt, give Marshall a call at 419-302-0507 or you can email him at lima@calvaryindustries.com (it may take a couple days for him to respond to emails).

You can follow all the Great Lakes Super Sprints action on Race Monitor, with live scoring and listening to the real time race announcing. For all the 2019 results go to www.greatlakessupersprints.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest pictures and up to date information.

Our season opener will be Friday, May 10th at I-96 Speedway near Lake Odessa, MI.

 

 

Point race number five converges at Placerville Speedway this Saturday May 11th

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – May 7, 2019…The Placerville Speedway will put a cap on its slate of action for the month of May this Saturday night when championship point race number five invades the familiar red clay quarter-mile.

The Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, the Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Vintage Hard Tops are all set to put on a show for the fans during the fifth point race of the season. Following this Saturday’s program, the track will go dark for the next two weeks, before resuming things on June 1st with “Dads and Grads Night.”

This Saturday’s show will also double as the fourth annual “Bryan Carnett Clash.” Carnett was a true fan of the stock car divisions at Placerville Speedway while racing, owning and sponsoring both Pure Stocks and Limited Late Models throughout the decade that he spent at the track.

Close and torrid point battles seem to be a theme during this early season thus far. On the Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Car side of things just a trio of points separate the top-three drivers in the standings. Hollister’s Tony Gualda has shown impressive speed in 2019 and has been knocking on the door of victory lane the first few events. He goes into Saturday holding a slim two-digit advantage over a two-way tie for second between last week’s winner Andy Forsberg of Auburn and Mather’s Kalib Henry. A nice addition to the Winged 360 roster this year has been 1982 Placerville Speedway Rookie of the Year Bobby McMahan, who is coming off a fourth-place finish last week. The Elk Grove veteran currently ranks fourth in points, with 16-year-old female racer Jodie Robinson rounding out the top-five. Robinson, the daughter of former track champion David Robinson Jr., has filled into her new ride nicely and is coming off a seventh place run last Saturday.

Completing the top-10 in the standings are Calistoga’s Mike Benson, Cameron Park’s Shane Hopkins, Napa’s Chris Masters, Elk Grove’s “Bubba” Decaires and Shingle Springs’ Justin Johnson.

The Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks have showcased close and exciting competition during their first four events of the season. Going into this weekend’s race just one-point separates former track champion Nick Baldwin and Tilford Tribute winner Kevin Jinkerson.

Baldwin claimed victory at the first two shows this year and ran third in the feature last week. Jinkerson backed up his big Tilford win by running second to brother Dan Jinkerson last Saturday in the main event.

Mel Byers, Lonnie Leonard and Jason Leonard complete in the top-five in points. Rounding out the top-10 going into this Saturday’s Carnett Clash are Jason Palmer, Matthew Chacon, Dave Silva, Jesse “The Savage” Bryant and reigning track champion Scott Grunert.

With the Ltd. Late Models last weeks winner Ryan McDaniel finds himself atop the standings by 12-markers over Tyler Lightfoot. Round one winner Ray Trimble, Jay Norton and Dan Brown Jr. round out the top-five. Filling out the top-10 going into the annual Carnett Clash are Eddie Gardner, Bobby Hogge, Matt Michelli and Randy Shafer.

Adult tickets this Saturday will cost $15, while seniors 62 plus, military and juniors 12-17 will be $13, children 6-11 are $6, kids five and under are free! Tickets can also be purchased online by clicking https://www.universe.com/events/2019-placerville-speedway-championship-pts-race-5-the-carnett-clash-tickets-placerville-JPDZCB

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

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

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

Join over 11,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2019 season. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter by following us https://twitter.com/pvillespeedway - In addition, Placerville Speedway is also on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.

The quarter-mile clay oval is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592. Contact Kami Arnold or Scott Russell directly for 2019 sponsorship opportunities at the office.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Saturday May 11: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Vintage Hard Tops | The Carnett Clash

Saturday June 1: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Ltd. Late Models, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks and POWRi-BCRA Midgets | Dads and Grads Night

Saturday June 8: Thompson’s Family of Dealerships Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabricating Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association | Thompson’s Fan Appreciation Night

 

 

Brian Brown Highlights Weekend With Another Trip To Victory Lane at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 6, 2019) - Brian Brown continued his domination at Knoxville Raceway last Saturday by capping a two-race weekend with a visit to Victory Lane. It marked his 46 th career win in the 410ci winged sprint car division at the track.

May 3 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 9 (16).

"We started off well," Brown said. "We were the quickest in hot laps. In the heat race I tried to make a move around a car in turns three and four and got real tight. Probably too much 410 racing and not enough 360 racing. I lost two spots, but was able to get back to fifth. That wasn't very good passing points so we started 16th in the feature. The race went non-stop. We passed everybody we came to, but in 25 laps of wide open and never lifting ninth was the best we could do."

May 4 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 1 (6).

"We went out and hit the bottom in both laps and qualified real well," Brown said. "That's exciting because late in the year you might have to do those things at some of the bigger races. In the heat we drove from sixth to win it, which was good. We got a decent start in the feature. They were racing two wide in front of us. Once we could get a clean lane we could make some passes. We got to third. Then we were able to sneak by Kerry (Madsen) and then sneak by Josh (Schneiderman) for the lead. We burnt a piston in our engine. There was a red with about eight laps to go. It was blowing up at that point. The car owner was saying pull in and the driver said no. The driver won that debate. We're lucky our engines have great power and are durable to hold together.

"Other than being one spot better in qualifying we couldn't ask for much more. For me driving-wise it's probably the best I've been able to go all over the track. I've always been able to run the top pretty well, but the bottom has been a hindrance. We've found some things with our car to make it more manageable down there. That's also a testament to the Dunkin's because you can't ask for a better track than that and to my guys for their hard work."

UP NEXT - Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa or Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

"We planned to go to Jackson on Friday, but they had too much rain and were forced to cancel," Brown said. "We'll look at all the options. We don't want to go all the way to Ohio and get rained out. Knoxville looks like it will have pretty good weather. We'll look at the weather Thursday and make a decision."

SEASON STATS -

17 races, 2 wins, 4 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 11 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Housby

For nearly 50 years, Housby has been a single source provider of products and services for companies in the ready mix, waste, forestry, heavy equipment, and highway industries. For more information, visit http://www.Housby.com.

"Our partnership with Housby goes back to the mid-2000s," Brown said. "Housby has been around for a long time and it means a lot to have their logo on the car. It's a family owned business. They provide the truck that we go up and down the road with. If there's no Housby we don't get to the track."

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

 

 

Tickets now on sale for World of Outlaws return to Hartford Speedway

HARTFORD, Mich. — May 6, 2019 — Tickets are now on sale for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series return to Harford Speedway in Hartford, Mich., on Friday, July 12 and can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

David Gravel won the most recent World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at Hartford Speedway in 2017 over Brad Sweet and Logan Schuchart. That event marked the series’ first visit to the venue since it was re-configured from a sprawling half-mile to its current three-eighths-mile layout.

Shane Stewart won at Hartford Speedway in 2016 on the former half-mile, after starting on the outside of the front row and taking 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.

Another strong roster of drivers is on the road, battling Gravel, Stewart and Schatz this season. Brad Sweet, who has one win thus far in 2019, currently leads the standings over Schatz as he chases his first Outlaws title. Daryn Pittman, who has already won twice this season, is third in points. Carson Macedo, the leading contender for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award, who won earlier this year, is tied with Gravel for fourth in points.

Logan Schuchart, who has a pair of victories already in 2019, is sixth in the standings, with Stewart just behind him in seventh. Ian Madsen, who won during the West Coast Swing, sits eighth in points, with Sheldon Haudenschild ninth and Kraig Kinser 10th.

Veteran driver and fan favorite Jason Sides is back on the road in 2019. Pennsylvania natives Brent Marks and Jacob Allen, who are knocking on the door for their first wins of the season, are also on the Outlaws tour again this season.

Tickets for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series return to Hartford Speedway in Michigan on Friday, July 12 can be purchased online at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

For more information on tickets visit www.slspromotions.com.

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Swindell Seeking Trip to Victory Lane This Weekend at Eldora Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (May 6, 2019) - Sammy Swindell will venture to Eldora Speedway this weekend for a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

The races on Friday and Saturday will mark the first time that Swindell will tackle the high-banked, half-mile oval near Rossburg, Ohio, with Thone Motorsports.

"It's just putting everything together," he said. "We haven't been far off. A lot of times in the practice we've been in the top 10 and even the top three. Qualifying is so dominant that sometimes you can't control that by where you go out. I feel like we'll be right there. Like every weekend things have to go together and you have to get some breaks."

Swindell has plenty of experience at Eldora Speedway, where he ranks second on the all-time win's list during World of Outlaws events. His 21 feature triumphs have occurred in all five decades of the World of Outlaws existence.

"The race track has changed over the years," he said. "The banking is different than when I first went there, but it's still a high-speed place and you're up near the wall a lot of times. I've always enjoyed trying to race there and getting the car around there quick."

Swindell's most recent win at Eldora Speedway came in July 2014.

Last weekend's World of Outlaws races at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., and at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., rained out.

SEASON STATS -

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

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Simpson Race Products

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"Simpson Race Products has been with me since 1974," Swindell said. "They've been keeping me safe for more than 40 years."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, High Performance Lubricants, Rossie Feed & Grain, Whitacre Glass, Sweet Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Premier Truck Group, Hopf Farms, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Superior Trailer Sales, South Bay Partners and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Motorsports Welcomes Tim Kaeding Back for Eldora Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (May 6, 2019) - Sides Motorsports will have a two-car team at Eldora Speedway this weekend.

Tim Kaeding is joining Jason Sides as team drivers during the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at the high-banked oval on Friday and Saturday.

"I don't think TK's been there in a while so it'll be fun to watch him," Sides said. "It helps me because it's another driver that can talk about what we need to do. I think it's good to have two guys bouncing ideas off each other."

Sides has two career World of Outlaws wins at Eldora Speedway. He won the Kings Royal in 2004 and was victorious during a World of Outlaws show in 2009.

"I figure with all the weather the track will be somewhat wetter than normal, which could be good," he said. "There might be a top and a bottom."

World of Outlaws races rained out last weekend at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., and at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

23 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 15 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Jim Schuhknecht

"Jim started helping out a few years ago," Sides said. "He's a really good guy who is a big fan of the sport. Jim has helped me when I've needed it the most and we really appreciate his support."

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Records Season-Best Second-Place Finish at Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - HAUBSTADT, Ind. (May 6, 2019) - Kerry Madsen posted his season-best result last Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where he guided the KI Crossbows backed Big Game Motorsports to a second-place finish.

The night began with a sixth-place qualifying effort before Madsen maneuvered from fifth to third place in a he