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KINGSHOTT EARNS KMS ANOTHER TITLE

THE list of high-profile drivers to drive the WA # 2 Krikke Motorsport car over the past four decades is immense, but on Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex, it was the team’s newest driver, Dayne Kingshott, who drove to victory in the Western Australian Sprintcar Title.

In what was the Krikke Motorsport team’s eighth Western Australian Title win, Kingshott drove outstandingly throughout the marathon feature race, which took over an hour to complete due to numerous stoppages, and the took lead from James Inglis with half-a-dozen laps to go and went on to claim a popular win.

“Winning any feature race is a great feeling, but when it’s a Western Australian Title, ittakes that winning feeling to a whole another level,” expressed Kingshott, who had started from position three in the 35-lap feature race.

“It’s awesome to continue our strong start to season with victory in the Western Australian Title, but I can’t say enough about the efforts of the entire Krikke Motorsport team, as they give me a fast hot rod every night, and I’m really happy to be able to start rewarding them for all of their efforts with some wins.”

Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke was just as thrilled with Kingshott’s efforts to clinch the eighth Western Australian Title win for the Krikke Motorsport team.

“It’s been a good race to us over time, many of our past drivers – Ron and John (Krikke), Brooke Tatnell, Jamie Veal and Kerry Madsen – have all given our team Western Australian Title wins, so for Dayne to add his name to this list is fantastic,” he commented.

“Dayne did a really good job on Saturday night on a technical track and Matty (Cochrane) had the car good all night. To keep in touch with leader who was setting a torrid pace, hunt him down and pass him the way he did and then change lanes and go on to win by a comfortable margin in the end showed class beyond his experience.

“Dayne is really starting to find his feet in a Sprintcar, and the way he has started this season makes it’s difficult to believe he is only in his third season in one, but what he is doing now on a consistent basis once again highlights his talent as a driver and substantiates my decision to put him in the car in the first place.

“Obviously we were rapt with the win, as we couldn’t have been happier, but that was Saturday night, the celebrations are over, and we are now working hard and focusing on Speedweek and Boxing Night. It’s tough here in Perth on a weekly basis but it’s about to get a whole lot tougher and we need to be ready for it. The competition is about to be the toughest we’ve seen.”

The last occasion the Krikke Motorsport team scored a Western Australian Title success was back in the 2019-20 season with Kerry Madsen, and before that it was Madsen again (2018-19), followed by Jamie Veal (2017-18), Brooke Tatnell (2013-14), John Krikke (1988-89) and Ron Krikke (1983-84 and 1984-85).

As result of Kingshott’s Western Australian Title win, he now joins some illustrious company as winners of title events across both Sprintcars and Speedcars, which includes names such as Robbie Farr (NSW), Adam Clarke (NSW), George Tatnell (NSW), Phil March (SA), Todd Wanless (Qld), John Kelly (Qld), Luke Dillon (SA), Mike Figliomeni (WA), Trevor Green (SA), Chas Calandro (SA), Kaiden Manders (WA), Warrenne Ekins (NT), Phil Herreen (SA) and Johnny Fenton (WA).

Another bonus to come out of the weekend for Kingshott was that he has now moved into the lead of the current Maddington Toyota Series point standings.

Kingshott and the team now have a few weekends off, before they return to the track on December 26 at the Perth Motorplex for the opening USA VS WA Speedweek Series round. To say that Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team are in good form heading into the busy Christmas-New Year period would be quite the understatement.

Current Maddington Toyota Series Point Standings (after four completed rounds):

1 Dayne Kingshott (Joker) - 718 points 2 James Inglis (Joker) - 712 3 Jason Kendrick (Joker) - 704 4 Callum Williamson (Joker) - 656 5 Taylor Milling (Joker) - 654

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:

• Mobil 1 • Bunbury Toyota • Maxwill Racing Engines • PWR Performance Products • Redline Media • RPM Race Products • Taralea Farms Macadamias • Performance Racegear • P1 Advanced Racewear • Number 4 Composites • Resolve Automotive Spraypainters • Blackbeard Designs • JP Signs • Krikkemotorsport.store

The Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from previous seasons, is available at the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, visit our online store: krikkemotorsport.store

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on their social-media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Southern Ontario Sprints Announce Tammy$10,000 Points Fund

By Peter Turford

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. (December 6, 2022) – The Southern Ontario Sprints series is pleased to announce a points fund of $10,000 for the 2023 racing season. This points fund is entirely due to the support and generosity of Tammy Ten Media of Richmond Hill, Ontario.

“To be honest I had feared we would have a minimal points fund for 2023,” SOS Owner Peter Turford stated. “I had promised the racers no race night purse reductions, but I had added we would not be emphasizing a points fund. I did not ever dream we would be able to put something together this quickly. I cannot stress how humbled I am that the Tammy Ten Media team would put so much faith in both the series and myself. I am truly excited and am looking forward to the challenge of maximizing this partnership.”

Tammy Ten Media is a multi-faceted design firm owned by John and Wendy Brush, and known for logos, trade show banners and displays, and various other design solutions.

“We have a long tradition of associating ourselves with open wheel motorsports,” said John Brush about the company. “We have worked hard to grow our business to the point that we can do more than our share for the Ontario and New York racing communities. We have long supported many tracks, series, and even drivers such as Jessica Zemken, Doug Didero, Mike Kruchka, and Travis Cunningham. We are very pleased to help the Southern Ontario Sprints grow through our involvement.”

Mr. Brush has long supported open wheel racing, whether it be through Tammy Ten Media or another of his holdings, Corr/Pak Merchandising. Mr. Brush dates his love of motorsports back to June 15, 1963 at Flamboro Speedway when he first saw one car in particular – the Tammy 10 driven by Canadian motorsports legend Harvey Lennox. Since that night, Ontario motorsports have benefitted from the support of John Brush and his companies. Please visit www.tammytenmedia.ca for more information.

Please stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks. Drivers, team members, and team owners interested in competing with the Southern Ontario Sprints in 2023 can contact SOS owner Peter Turford at pturford@tdpracing.com

SOS Media Website: www.southernontariosprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: SouthernOntarioSprints Instagram: southernontariosprints

About the Southern Ontario Sprints tour: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Each points-paying event on the 2023 schedule will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. A $10,000 points fund will be divided among competitors thanks to the support of Tammy Ten Media. Visit www.southernontariosprints.com for more information.

 

 

Join Us for “Hall of Fame Friday” Activities on December 16!

Knoxville, IA, December 6, 2022 – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will be holding its first ever “Hall of Fame Friday” activities on Friday, December 16, starting at 10 a.m. CST. The morning will be chock full of announcements, and everyone is invited to join in and watch

live on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s Facebook live page.

At 10 a.m. the North American Sprint Car Poll Awards will be announced. The awards are voted on by builders/manufacturers, promoters and media members across North America. The categories are 410, 360 and Non-wing. Driver of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Promoter of the Year, Media Member of the Year and Wild Card Awards will be announced in each category. Also, the Thomas J. Schmeh “Outstanding Contribution to the Sport” will also be announced.

Next, the drawing for the Triple X Chassis/Moyle Racing Engines Sprint Car will commence! The raffle sprint car features a Triple X chassis and is powered by a Moyle Racing Engines 410 engine. The car is the fourteenth to be raffled off by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, which receives all proceeds. The bi-annual program includes donations from sprint car manufacturers across the country. You can still purchase your tickets by calling the museum or visiting www.SprintCarRaffle.com!

Finally, “Hall of Fame Friday” wraps up with our announcement of our 33rd cast of inductees for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. Inductees

are announced in four categories: Drivers, Owner-Builder-Mechanic-Manufacturer-Car Sponsor, Promoter-Official-Media Member-Event/Series Sponsor, and Pre-1970.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com

 

 

Western PA Speedweek Returning to Its Roots; Increased Purse Awaits

Shippenville, PA (Dec 6th, 2022) - Back and better than ever, Western PA Speedweek is OFFICIALLY returning in 2023 for a third consecutive summer. Next year's iteration will also mark the 11th running in history, including the original eight-year stint from 1993-2000. Western Pennsylvania's top drivers will again battle it out against a strong contingent of invaders for five straight nights in pursuit of the coveted speedweek title. In other exciting news, both Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants and J.S. Bova Excavating will return as title sponsors for the third straight year!

This year's five race schedule will assume what has become its customary place on the calendar, commencing the week following Memorial Day on Wednesday, May 31st and continuing through to the finale on Sunday, June 4th. The popular group qualifying format that drivers and fans have become familiar with over the past two years will again be utilized. Without further ado, here is the 2023 Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants Western PA Speedweek presented by J.S. Bova Excavating schedule:

As time rolls on in life, we realize that many things remain the same. That sentiment couldn't be truer here as evidenced by the fact that three tracks from the original speedweek slate will once again be featured on the 2023 schedule in Knox Raceway (formerly Sportsman's Speedway), Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway and Lernerville Speedway. Not to be outdone, Tri City Raceway Park (formerly Tri-City Speedway) has been the Sunday night home of Western PA Speedweek since the 1996 edition. That's a remarkable level of nostalgia, and we have yet to touch on Sharon Speedway who themselves have been running continuously since 1929, a remarkable feat that can be matched by few across the nation.

In this day and age it's a promoter's duty to lower the cost of racing as much as possible. While fuel prices have skyrocketed over the last two years with seemingly no end in sight, one of the biggest attractions of the 2023 Western PA Speedweek slate is the limited amount of travel needed to compete in all five nights of action. From beginning to end, a round trip to all five tracks requires less than 300 total miles of travel, again making Western PA Speedweek one of the most affordable miniseries in the country to follow.

The success of the two previous years has also paved the way for yet another nightly purse increase. All five events will present a matching $15,000 feature purse, accentuated by a year-to-year pay increase for Pos. 3-12 in the nightly finishing order. "We're extremely grateful for the unending support of the five host tracks, and thankful for their willingness to step up and foster the growth that Western PA Speedweek has experienced in such a short amount of time," said director Tyler Beichner. "We struggled a bit with where to allocate the extra purse money, but from the outset our goal has been to positively affect the highest number of teams possible and I feel we've accomplished that."

Though details have yet to be finalized, the 2023 Western PA Speedweek point fund expects to at least match what was paid out in 2022. Last summer's champion earned $3,000 with the full breakdown looking like this: 1. $3000, 2. $2000, 3. $1500, 4. $1000, 5. $800, 6-10. $500

Beyond the purse increase and point fund monies, bonus money will again be up for grabs in 2023 to highlight a handful of different awards. Though it's early in the process and we hope to accrue more great awards, the following are already penciled in and will be in full effect next summer.

Quick time award - min. $200 each night

Hard charger award - min. $200 each night

Hard luck award - min. $50 each night

Warrior award - $500 to the week-long hard charger

Just like we experienced in the 2021 reboot, the first two shows of the 2022 Western PA Sprint Speedweek were unfortunately lost to rain and severe thunderstorms. A picture perfect three days were then on tap for Friday, Saturday and Sunday that saw a total of 42 different drivers compete in the events at Lernerville Speedway, Sharon Speedway and Tri City Raceway Park. Western Pennsylvania standout and Apollo native A.J. Flick was dominant on his way to a clean sweep, capturing all three $3,000 victories and the matching $3,000 points championship.

For more information on speedweek please visit www.westernpaspeedweek.com. Fans can gather more information about each speedway by visiting their track website and social media platforms, or by contacting their individual track offices.

Any companies or individuals interested in supporting Western PA Speedweek are encouraged to get in touch. For further information pertaining to drivers or interested partners, please contact Tyler Beichner by phone or text at (814) 221-1712 or email at westernpaspeedweek@gmail.com.

Western PA Speedweek is brought to you by Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants together with J.S. Bova Excavating along with the support of 724 Media, Affordable Powder Coating, Bill McCandless Ford, Classic Ink USA, The Dirt Network, The Knox Bakery, McClung Auto Body, Mobile Bail Bonds of Pennsylvania, World of Wheels, Rod Squad Fishing Charters and Superior Interiors Dustless Hardwood Refinishing.

 

 

Shane Cottle Set to Throttle at DuQuoin Indoor for POWRi’s Junior Knepper 55
 

Belleville, IL. (12/4/2022) Marking the comeback of indoor action at speedy Southern Illinois Center on December 17th, POWRi will keep on the heritage of one of the region’s most respected racing legends with the renewal of the Junior Knepper 55. Entering into the event to perhaps add to their own storied career, Shane Cottle will next set his sights on adding more indoor hardware to his proven career.

Earning a pair of career Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League feature victories, Shane Cottle, of Paris Illinois, provides a well-established career while continually proving his open-wheel talents having won in nearly all forms of competition.

Establishing his career as a known threat to win in anything, the 2011 Chili Bowl Nationals Preliminary Night Winner is no stranger to victory lanes indoors while throwing his name among the list of entries for the 2022 Junior Knepper 55 with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League. Will Cottle “Throttle” to the front of the field in the #86 at the revival of the Junior Knepper 55 at DuQuoin on December 17th?

Registrations for competitors remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

The “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds with no other support classes on the racing docket.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details:
Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details:
Pits Open: 8:00 AM
General Admission: 3:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM
Hot Laps 5:00 PM
Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing:
General Admission:
Adults: $25.00
Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout:
National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on www.DIRTVision.com – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

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

 

 

Home-State Hopefuls Welcome Illinois Return of POWRi’s Junior Knepper 55
 

Belleville, IL. (12/5/2022) Gaining traction while growing in intrigue with the return to indoor racing of the speedy Southern Illinois Center on December 17th, POWRi will host the honoring of one of the state's most esteemed on-track legends with the renewal of the Junior Knepper 55. Boosting the who’s-who entry list of incredible talents will see many Prairie State competitors take center stage in hopes of honoring their home-state hero with a victory at DuQuoin.

Keeping the history and heritage of preserving family at the forefront of competition, an iconic Illinois racing family has thrown their respective names into the mix of entrants at the Junior Knepper 55. Featuring a Quatro of Camfield’s, whose pioneer patriarch(Dave Sr.) continues to be honored seasonally within POWRi; Devin, Dave Jr, Dave III, and Dalton from Decatur will all seek the front of the field at DuQuoin.

Witnessing skillful motorists from multiple disciplines entered from Illinois will also include the talented racing brother-duo of Tyler and Sean Robbins(Collinsville) as well as Chuck Walker(Herrin), Mickie Stirrett(Atwood), and Tyler Vantoll(Belleville) each attempting to pocket the prize of $5000 to win in the return of the Junior Knepper 55 at DuQuoin.

Expanding the ever-growing list of entries, competitors from the land of Lincoln will now begin to plan their efforts with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League. Will a top talent of Illinois keep the awards in the hosting state with the return of the Junior Knepper 55 at DuQuoin on December 17th?

Registrations for competitors remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

The “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds with no other support classes on the racing docket.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details:
Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details:
Pits Open: 8:00 AM
General Admission: 3:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM
Hot Laps 5:00 PM
Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing:
General Admission:
Adults: $25.00
Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout:
National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on www.DIRTVision.com – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

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

 

 

Dalton Herrick Crowned 2022 CRSA Sprints Champion

Press Release by: Steven Ovens – December 4th, 2022 – Photo by Terry Pierce –

(VERNON, NY) – In front of a great crowd of Super Gen Products CRSA Sprints and A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour teams, Dalton Herrick was crowned CRSA Sprints champion for the first time in his career.

Herrick earned his first title in his career following a walk-off win for the ages at Afton Motorsports Park on October 7 during Short Track Supernationals Weekend. The McDonough, NY driver was locked in a fierce battle with Hannibal, NY teenage up and comer Jordan Hutton. The two swapped the lead during the Afton fall finale early in the feature after Herrick nearly spun to avoid an already spun car.

The 2012 CRSA Rookie of the Year referenced the near-incident and how it almost ended his team’s chances at making history.

“I thought we were done, I really did. As I worked my way back through the field I was counting cars and calculating the points in my head. The cautions fell the right way at the end.”

Herrick ‘ran the boards’ as he often says when the elbows up mentality kicks in. He raced his way from outside the Top 5 to making the pass for the lead exiting Turn 2 on the final lap when Kyle Pierce started running low on methanol.

For their success as a team in 2022, Herrick’s longtime Car Owner Art Kiser was awarded Mechanic of the Year honors. By virtue of gaining 47 positions in A-Main competition over the course of 2022, Herrick was awarded the Powdertech Powdercoatings Hard Charger of the Year. In all prize categories combined Herrick took home the lion’s share of a record $15,000 point fund, with his share totaling $2,750.

Runner up Jordan Hutton and third place points finisher Kyle Pierce shared their thoughts in front of the crowd while collecting their hardware and point fund earnings.

While he didn’t race all 16 races to make a run for a fifth CRSA crown, Altamont, NY driver Jeff Trombley did capture the Pit Stop Convenience Stores “I-90 Pit Stop Challenge” title. This series was comprised of six races between Weedsport Speedway, Utica-Rome Speedway and Fonda Speedway where Trombley logged two wins and never finished outside the Top 10.

Rookie of the Year went to Sherbrooke, QUE, Canada’s Tomy Moreau in what was the closest Rookie points battle in CRSA Sprints history. Moreau’s team also claimed the CRSA Dedication award for making the long tow to 13 out of 16 shows in 2022.

Calvin Wheelock kept Moreau honest in the Rookie battle all series long and was given a nod as Outstanding Newcomer for 2022. Wheelock also made 13 out of 16 shows, even finishing in the Top 3 in Hard Charger standings during those events.

While his beard has been trimmed back for Winter, Trevor Years’ continued acts of kindness was recognized with the CRSA Sprints Sportsmanship Award. A pair of nasty on-track incidents earned Ron Greek the award no driver wants to receive at the banquet- the Tough Luck Award.

Pierce was awarded Best Appearing Car for his green and purple Panther Frameworx No. 9K. Matt Priscott Racing got dealt several challenges along the way in 2022 and was recognized with the CRSA Sprints Perseverance Award for their never-wavering support to get to the track.

Mike Emhof presented the CRSA Service Award to Tonya Hutton who was an asset to the CRSA Sprints and the Mike Emhof Motorsports parts trailer on numerous occasions throughout the series’ busy schedule.

In a twist of a driver giveaway, the Magsarus Magneto was awarded to Aaron Shelton. All eligible drivers were placed on an electronic wheel spin program and as the wheel landed on a driver’s name that driver was eliminated. The final two spin came down to Shelton and Mike VanPelt.

Emhof concluded the CRSA portion of the banquet by informing the drivers and teams that a similar schedule of 16-20 races is in the works for 2023. Weekly sanctioned competition will continue at Land of Legends Raceway on Saturday nights, with more information to come this offseason. Several tracks on the 2022 have re-upped and at least one track will return to the fold for 2023.

BANQUET NOTES: Emhof also sadly announced on this night that after 20 years of racing, the Patriot Sprint Tour has run its final race after 365 events of competition. Emhof received a standing ovation for his efforts and the efforts of the PST Staff for the past 20 years. Announcer Paul Harkenrider and PST Employee for 18 of those 20 years, Josh Aylsworth, gave a touch speech on the history of the series.

CRSA HISTORICAL SEASON: The CRSA Sprints started their 2022 campaign with a historical night at Weedsport Speedway. A new record of 33 entries filled the pit area to cap off a new season and a new entry into the history books. Darryl Ruggles now adds his name as a driver with 5 wins at one track after his CRSA victory this season at Land of Legends Raceway- now tied with Scott Goodrich who has 5 at Afton.

Mike Kiser now holds the record for most CRSA Sprints seasons with a win, now at 8, after his September victory at the Fonda Speedway. Billy VanInwegen Jr. has now tied Cory Sparks and Brett Jaycox with 10 seasons a piece with at least one Top 5 finish. Dalton Herrick becomes the eleventh different champion in CRSA Sprints history in his 11th full season of competition.

Peter Dance and Ron Greek (both at Thunder Mountain Speedway in 2022) were first-time winner’s added to the CRSA Sprints history books.

Many thanks to Tom Skibinski for his efforts in compiling the overall statistics dating back to 2006.

The CRSA 305 Sprints are powered by Super Gen Products with their Champion Power Equipment located in Newark, NY. Associate sponsors for 2022 include A-Verdi Storage Containers, Midstate Basement Authorities, CNY Farm Supply, the Maguire Family of Dealerships, Powdertech Powdercoating, Pit Stop Convenience Stores, PJC Sprayfoam, Profab Enterprises, Eagle Enterprises, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DisBatch Brewing Company, Magsarus Ignitions, Hoosier Racing Tire, Insinger Performance with their Stinger Race Fuel, My Race Pass and is owned and operated by Mike Emhof Motorsports.

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

Please visit the Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprints on Facebook (@CRSAsprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

Davie Franek Awarded $5,350 For the 2022 Season at The Final Patriot Sprint Tour Awards Banquet

(Vernon, NY) In front of a crowd of 132 people, New Jersey’s Davie Franek collected his second career Patriot Sprint Tour Series championship.

Franek would win the first event of the 2022 season at Outlaw Speedway, ride the consistency game, hold off Jonathan Preston, who finished second, and then 2022 PST Rookie of the year, Dalton Rombough to secure the Championship.

Several special awards were given out, beginning with Denny Peebles being recognized as just missing the points. The Patriots of the year award was given to the entire Hutton Racing team for attending every Patriot Sprint Tour event and every CRSA event. Jordan Hutton was also awarded the PST Outstanding Newcomer award. 2021 series Champion Jordan Thomas was handed the Tough Luck award for his unfortunate night at Fonda Speedway that halted his opportunity to win a championship again in 2022.

The best-appearing car was awarded to Dave Axton, Steve Glover was the recipient of the Most Improved driver award. and Ryan Rumsey was awarded Mechanic of the year for his efforts with the Championship winning Franek race team in 2022.

For his continued, never-ending attitude, and willingness to be a wealth of knowledge for the tour the last 18 years, the long-time PST employee was given the Jerry Farrell Sportsmanship award. For the night's final award, the Patriot Sprint Tour dedication to Motorsports award was given to Mike Emhof for his constant willingness to bring this tour to new heights. Emhof was given a standing ovation once the award was presented.

The contingency awards were next handed out as Danny Varin was the Danny Willmes Lap leader award, winner presented by Cobra Motorhomes & trailers with LC Designs. Davie Franek earned the Patriot Tank Lines Hard charger award and the Bonnells Rod Shop Dash for Cash Series was won by Dave Axton.

Point fund money was handed out, and there were seven drivers who were given a minimum of $1,000 for attending every single Patriot Sprint Tour Race this season. Those drivers include; Jordan Hutton (9th), Dave Axton (6th), Steve Glover (5th), Jordan Thomas (4th), Dalton Rombough (3rd), Jonathan Preston (2nd), and Davie Franek (1st).

The end of the banquet was closed out by Patriot Sprint Tour President Mike Emhof with the following statement.

“I would like to say THANK YOU to each everyone that made our banquet such a success. The staff works very hard at this, and I think they have once again done an excellent job.

The staff members for both organizations are second to none, and without them none of this would be possible. I would like to thank all in attendance for coming out tonight and supporting both tours throughout the entire 2022 season.

This next statement and piece of news is probably one of the worst kept secrets of all time and one of the hardest decisions I think I have ever had to make.

It is a very sad day for me to tell you all that this will be the last Patriot Sprint Tour Banquet that I will have. I will not be scheduling any PST events in 2023 and beyond.

I had hoped I could find someone to continue this great program we have had for the past 20 years and it just didn’t turn out that way. I want to thank each and every single individual and Marketing Partner that has helped me take this program to where it is and where it will end tonight.

Thank you all for making it what it was, and what it is.

Thanks once again to all of you who have supported the Tours Congratulations to all of our award recipients and I look forward to next year with the CRSA Sprints & the MEM Parts Business.”

Patriot Sprint Tour Special Award Recipients

Just Missed the Points- Denny Peebles

Insinger Performance Rookie of the Year – Dalton Rombough

Patriots of the Year- Hutton Racing

Jerry Farrell Sportsmanship- Josh Aylsworth

Worst Drawer- Davie Franek (39.1)

Tough Luck Award – Jordan Thomas

Best Appearing Car- Dave Axton

Most Improved- Steve Glover

Mechanic of the year- Ryan Rumsey

Dedication to Motorsports- Mike Emhof

Contingency Awards

Danny Willmes Lap Leader- Danny Varin

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger- Davie Franek

Bonnells Rod Shop Dash Series- Dave Axton

Patriot Sprint Tour Final Point Standings and Money Earned

10. Kyle Drum-$250, 9. Jordan Hutton*- $1000, 8. Paulie Colagivanni- $250,

7. Denny Peebles- $250, 6. Dave Axton* - $1,250, 5. Steve Glover*- $1,650,

4. Jordan Thomas*- $2,150, 3. Dalton Rombough*- $3,100, 2. Jonathan Preston*- $3,250

1. Davie Franek*- $5,350

*PST Platinum Driver

 

 

Sprintcar Title On The Line This Saturday

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

This Saturday night (December 10) the South Australian Sprintcar Championship returns to the picturesque Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier for the running of the 2022/23 edition of State’s longest running Sprintcar event. Since the Title’s inception in 1968 the South-East venue has only hosted the Title on 1 other occasion, back in 2003 when Luke Dillon, as a rookie, was victorious ahead of Brad Heywood and Darryl Downing.

Since then,victory in this race has eluded Dillon as he has finished on the podium a further four times and he will once again be in the 24-driver field and he will be one of three former South Australian Champions in action.Joining Dillon will be three-times winner, and local hero, Steven Lines and dual Champion David Murcott, who will be driving the Downing Brothers #97. Of the previous winners Dillon is the driver who has the most recent form on the board having already captured the Bill Wigzell Battle of the Bridge at Murray Bridge along with a third placed run at the latest Club Show.

Joining the drivers who are already on the winners list are a number of leading contenders all of whom are capable winning on their night, and with current Champion Matt Egel not competing due to racing commitments in Western Australia, the Title is there for the taking.

The list of potential winners, outside those already mentioned, is a long list headed by Portland based racer Brock Hallett, who is coming off his second career win at Eastern Creek last Saturday night.Tasmanian Jock Goodyer will be another who will have a great chance of victory and he always extremely quick around the Borderline clay. Murray Bridge racer Ryan Jones in his iconic #63 can never be discounted and he is a previous 410ci winner at the venue. He is also a three-time State 360ci Champion and dual runner-up in the 410ci Title.

Joining Dillon, Lines and Jones as the major South Australian contenders will be Hayden Pitt, who always a wild card at local events, current SRA Series Champion Daniel Pestka, Chad Ely, Joel Heinrich, Lisa Walker, Max Vidau, Steven Caruso, Ben Morris, Ricky Maiolo, Brendan Quinn and Mount Gambier residents Glen Sutherland and Scott Enderl. Of the remaining locals Ely and Walker have enjoyed recent seat time in Sydney while Enderl has raced recently in Western Australia and competed at Horsham on Saturday night.

For both Heinrich and Vidau it will be good to see them both back on the dirt after busy seasons on the National circuit racing scene, with Vidau racing in the Carrera Cup and Heinrich dominating at the Adelaide 500 last weekend in the Aussie Racing Cars.

Despite an event in Victoria being added a number of Victorian drivers will still make the trek across the border to contest the South Australian Championship including Grant Stansfield, who over the past couple of years has raced at a number of Sprintcars SA sanctioned events, Peter Doukas, who is another interstate driver who enjoys racing at Borderline, Robert Paton and Phil Micallef.Completing the interstate entries will exciting Tasmanian youngster Tate Frost, who will be keen to get a good result at Mount Gambier before he returns to the venue later in the month for Round 2 of Speedweek.

The format for the night will include hotlaps, two rounds of randomly drawn heats, a Last Chance Qualifier and the all-important South Australian Championship decider. Gates will open at 4pm with on track action from 6pm.

Nominations for the 2022/23 South Australian Sprintcar Championship, Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier, December 20, 2022 – 23 Nominations: S3 Ben Morris, S4 Lisa Walker, Q5 Brock Hallett, S7 Hayden Pitt, S10 Steven Caruso, S11 Scott Enderl, VA11 Phil Micallef, S14 Brendan Quinn, S16 Joel Heinrich, S20 Glen Sutherland, T22 Jock Goodyer, S24 Ricky Maiolo, S27 Daniel Pestka, T62 Tate Frost, S63 Ryan Jones, S72 Max Vidau, S81 Luke Dillon, V81 Robert Paton, Q83 Steven Lines, VA88 Grant Stansfield, S97 David Murcott, S98 Chad Ely, V98 Peter Doukas.

Release by Phil Michell Motorsport Media For Sprintcars SA

 

 

Record Breaking Field Set For Ti Bills Round 2
By Phil Michell Motorsport Media
This Saturday night (December 10) the local stars will be out to defend their home turf as the Ti Bills Race Parts Wingless Sprint SA State Series heads to the South-East town of Mount Gambier for Round 2 of the four-event series. The local hometown contingent of Mitch Broome, Kirby Hillyer, Rory Button and Kahn Astonwill compete in the record breaking 56 driver line up with Broome hoping to become the second feature winner of the inaugural Ti Bills series after recording a runner-up finish at Whyalla in the opening round.
“I can't wait to get back to Borderline to race against a big field of some of the best drivers in the country. It's always good when the big meetings come to town and I hope I can go one better than I did in the first round of the Ti Bills series” added Mitch when we spoke as he prepared for Saturday night.
“With a lot of rain outs and cancelations lately there is a big field of cars from Victoria who have come across along with the South Aussies so it should be a tough event and hope I can go well, but also just bank some more points towards the Ti Bills series”.
In addition to Broome, KirbyHillyer will also be a tough driver to beat on his home track as he is a perennial front runner in his immaculate #86 whenever and wherever he competes while Rory Button, who is a former Australian Champion, has been highly competitive since returning to the class after a stint in Sprintcars.
After an all the way win in round 1 dual Australian Champion Joel Chadwick goes into round 2 as the series leader and he too is another driver who is extremely fast at the 372-metre clay way having recorded a runner-up finish at the venue in the South Australian Championship 12 months ago.
Current State Champion Tyson Martin returns to the venue he captured the SA#1 last December and after missing the opening round he won’t have the points chase to consider, so he will just be all out for the feature win. Martin is already a dual feature winner this season at Murray Bridge. The talented South Australian line-up also includes Jack McCarthy, who also has two feature wins this season, KekeFalland, who was third at Whyalla, Hayden Vickers, Rylan Furler, Robert Heard, Nate Trewin, Anthony Tapley, Harley and Jesse Alexander, Bronson Mauro and William Caruso.
But with the second round of the TiBills Series being contested so close to the Victorian border a highly competitive Victorian contingent will be out to upset the locals including former Australian Champion Alex Ross, dual Victorian Champion Luke Storer and former Australia #2 Luke Weel.After finishing fifth in the opening round Mildura’s Jordon Bolitho comes into the Borderline event as the highest placed Victorian and he will expect to be upfront once again while the likes of Blake Walsh, who has been racing quite regularly against the South Australians this season, his sister Carly, Christopher Halesworth, Aaron Kennett, Matthew Symons, Luke McCutcheon and Harry Ross will also be hard to beat.
Northern Territorian John Murdie, who has committed to the entire series will also compete making Round 2 of the Ti Bills Race Parts Wingless Sprint SA State Series a real multi-state event.
With such an impressive entry list the format for the night’s action will feature time trials in hot laps, 10 heat races, a D (if required), C and B-Mains prior to the top 20 drivers contesting the 30-lap Cleanaway supported A-Main.
Next Event Details - Saturday 10th December 2022, Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier - SA TiBills Series Rd 2 - Current Nominations (56 Cars): S1 Tyson Martin, V1 Luke Storer, S3 KekeFalland, V4 Carly Walsh, S5 Joel Chadwick, VX5 Luke McCutcheon, S6 Tyson Newton, V7 Nicholas Ryan, S8 Darryl Sloan,S10 William Caruso, V10 Will Scott, V11 Matthew Symons, S14 Matthew Tyler, V14 Ricky Bailey, VX14 Harry Ross, S15 Hayden Vickers, S17 Rory Button, S19 Michael Spoljaric, S20 Harley Alexander, V20 Thomas McDonald, S22 Jamie Crafter, V22 Craig McDonald, S23 Jack McCarthy, S26 Rylan Furler, S27 Mitchell Rigney, VX31 Mark Hutchins, VX32 Chris Ansell, S35 Mitchell Broome, VX37 Mitchell Glynn, S38 James Rodda, S41 Bronson Mauro, VX41 Aaron Kennett, S47 Anthony Tapley, S49 Darryl Knuckey, S50 Jordon Bolitho, VX50 Luke Weel, S53 Nicole Southby, S54 Alan Saint, S56 Tate Cowie, S58 Nate Trewin, NT59 John Murdie, S66 Sam Martin, V67 Christopher Halesworth, VX70 Jake Byron, S74 Ryley Hammerstein, S75 Robert Heard, V76 Kelvin Johnson, V77 Alex Ross, S81 Kahn Aston, S82 Caleb Evans, S84 Jesse Alexander, S86 Kirby Hillyer, S95 Andy Thomas, V95 Lachie Cook, V97 Blake Walsh, S99 Michael Busby.
Round 2 of the Ti Bills Race Parts Wingless Race Series will be proudly supported by:
• Cleanaway – Round 2 Major Sponsor
• Ti Bills Race Parts – Series Major Sponsor
• Pronto United Finance - Series Sponsor
• Obst Customs and Classics – Series Sponsor
• Chris’s Auto Air & Mechanical – Series Sponsor
• Broome Family and BP Gambier West, Mount Gambier – Contingency Supporter
• Alexander Bro’s Construction & Civil - Contingency Supporter
• Revolution Racegear - Contingency Supporter
• SA Wingless Sprints - Contingency Supporter
• Phil Michell Motorsport Media - Contingency Supporter

 

PREMIERE TRANSPONDER TIMING & SCORING TO TACKLE RUMBLE

Modern Technology Adds to Rumble Experience for Race Teams & Fans

FORT WAYNE, IN (December 4, 2022) – Long a staple at race operations throughout the industry, transponder timing and scoring will be put into action for this year’s 24th edition of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales, December 30 & 31. Premier Transponder Timing and Scoring has been contracted to service the popular indoor racing event, conducted inside Fort Wayne’s Allen County War Memorial Coliseum & Expo Center on a purpose built 1/6 mile concrete oval.

“We have probably been behind the times,” commented Rumble owner/promoter Larry Boos. “Coming from the ‘old school’, we have been very fortunate to have some of the best hand scorers in the industry work with us at the Rumble, and due to their loyalty, I have been reluctant to move to the more modern transponder system. But the time has come to adopt the change. My hats off to the scoring teams that have done such an admirable job over the course of the years.”

Premiere Transponder Timing & Scoring is a full-service provider to all forms of motorsport, as well as active sports. Owned and operated by Kevin Greer since 1998, the business has seen the need for transponder-based timing grow each year. What started as 24 transponders at a small go kart track in southern Michigan, has grown into multiple systems and year-round contract service to tracks, sanctioning bodies, and special events across the country.

“My history with the Rumble in Fort Wayne goes back many years, and my involvement has included being a competitor as well as in administrative roles,” stated Greer. “To be invited to offer timing and scoring services to this prestigious winter event is an honor and a responsibility that my team takes very seriously. The multi-division event is fast-paced, and we are prepared with the technology and organization that our clients have come to expect.”

Each of Rumble divisions will utilize transponders. These include the Midgets, N. Baltimore Custom Cuts winged 600 Midgets, LiUNA non-winged 600 Midgets, go karts and Baker Racing Engines quarter midgets. All of the timing and scoring will be available to the race teams and fans on My Race Pass and Race Monitor,

Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day.

Complete event information may be found at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com

 

 

SEXTON GATLIN RACING ENDS THE 2022 SEASON AT THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX

(Lakeside, CA, December 2, 2022) Nine months after it opened the season at the Imperial Valley Raceway, Sexton Gatlin Racing brought the curtain down on its 2022 campaign when Grant Sexton competed in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series portion of the 81st Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway. The historic race was contested in front of a near-sellout crowd and watched by others around the world on the Flo Racing Network.

Dating back to 1934, the Turkey Night Grand Prix is the third oldest race in the United States, trailing only the Indianapolis 500 and the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Some of the biggest names in USA racing have won Turkey Night including A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Tony Bettenhausen, Tony Stewart, and Kyle Larson. Just to say that a driver has competed in the Turkey Night Grand Prix is a feather in the racer’s cap and an honor. Sexton’s participation in the sprint car portion of this year’s race adds the SGR driver’s name to the long list of racers who have competed in the coveted event.

The Lakeside, California native’s first TNGP action came on Friday in a 10-lap heat. Starting on the outside of the front row, Sexton was third entering turn one on the first lap. He slipped back to fourth at the end of the opening circuit but racing on the track where he won the main event in his first-ever sprint car start, he raced back to third before the checkered flag. Not long thereafter, the 18-year-old came back onto the track known as “The Best Little Dirt Track In America” for his 12-lap qualifier. In that race, he started sixth. The 2021 POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car champion advanced one spot forward to fifth on the second lap. He drove a smooth race the rest of the way and was still in fifth at the end.

The teenage racer gave a good account of himself all night by racing fast and smoothly against his more experienced sprint car competitors. More importantly, he stayed out of trouble on a night when it seemed like there was carnage every other lap.

Saturday saw the cars line up based on points accumulated on Friday. Sexton’s good performance saw him start on the inside of row three in one of the 12-lap B mains. All he had to do was finish in the top six to earn his ticket into the 30-lap Turkey Night Grand Prix main event. Early on, the teen was shuffled back as far as seventh but an aggressive move on lap two saw him move all the way back up to fourth. After a restart on lap three, he got sideways in turn four and got punted by another car. A quick recovery meant that he only lost one position back to fifth. He stayed in fifth until there were two laps to go and it looked like he was going to transfer into the main event. However, just in front of him in turn three, two cars tangled leaving the young driver with nowhere to go. Try as he might, he could not miss the mess, and he became involved in it. Unfortunately, the pretty #22 car suffered enough damage to prevent it from restarting. So, what looked like a sure transfer to the A main ended up with a frustrating 13th-place finish. It also brought an end to SGR’s 2022 season.

The Turkey Night Grand Prix closed the books on a highly successful season for Sexton Gatlin Racing. Patriarch Brent Sexton won the POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprint Car Series championship. In addition, in 29 races, the team racked up an astounding 19 main event victories. That kind of success does not come easy, and SGR is ready to begin the hard work for another successful year in 2023. If you or your company is interested in becoming a partner with this front-running team, please call (619) 454-6945 or E-mail mailto:sextonfire@cox.net or mailto:sextonfire@gmail.com.

Sexton/Gatlin Racing would like to thank the following companies for making the 2022 season possible. Sexton Fire Protection, BK Wings, Johnny Motorhead, Troy Dirt, Victory Graphix, Swift Powdercoat, Maxima Oil, Automated Interior, and an extra special thanks to Scotty and Jimmy Keys.

Sexton Gatlin Racing 2022 Schedule

March 5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless – Dalton 1st – Brent 7th – Grant 15th

March 6 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless – Brent 1st – Dalton 3rd – Grant 4th

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway CLS Winged - Grant 1st – Brent 8th – Dalton 17th

April 16 Ventura Raceway VRA Sprints - Grant 1st

April 23 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless - Bezio 3rd – Brent 4th – Dalton 5th

April 30 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged - Grant 1st – Brent 4th – Dalton 5th

May 14 Barona Speedway POWRi Wingless - Dalton 1st – Bezio 2nd – Brent 3rd

May 28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars - Grant DNS

June 11 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged - Grant 1st – Brent 2nd – Dalton 11th

June 25 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged - Dalton 1st – Brent 2nd – Grant 3rd

July 9 Barona Speedway POWRi Wingless - Brent 1st – Grant 2nd – Dalton 6th

August 6 Santa Maria Raceway CLS Winged - Brent 1st – Dalton 15th

August 6th Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars – Grant 11th B Main

August 11 Norman County Speedway Minkota Nationals Winged - Dalton 8th – Brent 13th – Grant 25th

August 12 River Cities Raceway Minkota Nationals Winged - Brent 1st – Grant 9th – Dalton 11th

August 13 Greenbush Race Park Minkota Nationals Winged - Grant 6th – Brent 11th – Dalton 13th

August 14 Minkota Nationals Minkota Nationals Winged - Grant 1st – Dalton 15th – Brent DNS

Sept. 17 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Winged – Chiaramonte 1st – Brent 4th – Dalton 18th

October 1 Barona Speedway POWRi Winged – Grant 1st – Dalton 4th – Brent DNS

October 8 Mojave Valley Raceway POWRi/CLS Winged – Brent 1st – A.J. Bender 2nd – Dalton 3rd

October 8 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars – Grant DNS

October 21 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Winged – Dalton 3rd – Grant 4th – Brent Horn 8th

October 22 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Wingless – Brent 1st – Horn 8th – Dalton 14th

October 22 Imperial Valley Raceway Open Comp. Sprint Cars – Grant 3rd

Nov. 15 Bakersfield Speedway BCRA/CLS Winged Brent 9th – Grant DNS

Nov. 17 Placerville Speedway BCRA/CLS Wingless AJ Bender 1st – Grant 2nd – Brent 12th – Dalton 15th

Nov. 18 Placerville Speedway BCRA/CLS Wingless AJ Bender 1st – Brent 5th – Grant 6th – Dalton 10th

Nov. 19 Placerville Speedway q CRA/CLS Wingless Grant 1st – AJ Bender 2nd – Dalton 12th – Brent 20th

Nov. 25 Ventura Raceway Turkey Night G.P. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Grant 6th in Qualifier

Nov. 26 Ventura Raceway Turkey Night G.P. USAC West Coast Sprint Cars Grant 13th B Main

 

 

Chase Johnson puts together successful 2022 campaign throughout California

By Gary Thomas

Penngrove, CA…Penngrove, California’s Chase Johnson recently wrapped up his 2022 season that was highlighted by multiple wins and several consistent finishes across Winged Sprint Cars, Wingless Sprints and Midgets in the Golden State. Johnson competed in a total of 92 races this season with nine different teams including CB Industries, McClish Motorsports, Quinn Motorsports, May Motorsports, Josh Ford Motorsports, Johnson Racing, Price Vintage Cars, MC Motorsports and Yeley-Petty Racing.

He contested a total of seven different disciplines of racing, which included Winged 410 Sprint Cars, Non Winged 410s, Winged 360s, Non Winged 360s, Midgets, Vintage Cars and Outlaw Karts.

The 27-year-old competitor accumulated a total of six wins during the diverse campaign and spoke about some of the success he enjoyed this year.

“When I look back on this season, I’m certainly happy with how it went and would definitely chalk it up as a success. As a race car driver, I know we always want to have more and we were in position to do so, but to pick up six wins and numerous solid finishes for several different teams was fantastic. I am proud of our ability to run up front and contend for race wins no matter the type of car.

Johnson ended up accumulating four wins overall with Quinn Motorsports on the Winged 360 Sprint Car side of things. Three of which came with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo, while the other occurred in Kings of Thunder action at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway. He also piloted the Our Heroes Dreams No. 28 to several other strong runs over the course of 2022.

Driving for Josh Ford Motorsports he tallied a pair of victories at the famed Ventura Raceway with the USAC Western States Midgets and USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series respectively. Johnson also began the season by running third during his prelim night with CB Industries at the prestigious Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Oklahoma.

One of the major highlights for Johnson this season was the opportunity to pilot a Winged 410 Sprint Car out of his own stable thanks to the support of Price Simms Family Dealerships (Toyota Marin-Sunnyvale-Walnut Creek). His finest night of the season at the helm of the Chase Johnson Racing No. 24 came at his home track of Petaluma Speedway, where he earned a podium finish with the NARC 410 Sprint Car Series.

“I had a blast running the Winged 410 Sprint Car this season and can’t thank Price Simms Family Dealerships enough for making it possible,” he stated. “It was our first year as a team competing with the 410s and I feel as if we learned a lot that I can take into next season. It was nice to finish on the podium with NARC in front of my friends and family at Petaluma Speedway. We are looking forward to 2023 and excited about our continued partnership with the Toyota stores.”

Price Simms Family Dealerships have been proudly serving local neighborhoods throughout the Bay Area since 2003. Their vision is to provide excellence to the community with value, integrity and trust. They have dealerships from Marin to Fairfield, Walnut Creek to Sunnyvale. Brands include Ford, Toyota, Volvo, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Lincoln, Jaguar, Bentley, Aston Martin, Polestar and more.

They supply the vehicles that power local police and fire departments, construction and utility companies, schools and families on the move. The company takes pride in serving those who make their communities a great place to live. To learn more please visit https://www.pricesimms.com/

Chase Johnson Racing would like to thank Toyota Marin-Walnut Creek-Sunnyvale, Pit Stop USA, Keen Concrete, Johnny Franklin’s Muffler, Barsotti’s Body and Fender, CSI Shocks, Bell Helmets, K1 Race Gear, QuickCar Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Untapped Fitness, RJ’s Race Graphics, Tim McClosky Electric and Topline Titanium for their support this season.

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Be sure to also like the CJR Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chasejohnsonracing and follow along on Twitter at https://twitter.com/_ChaseJohnson

 

 

BEST APPEARING RUMBLE MIDGET TO RECEIVE $250

The Beltway Joins the Rumble Family

FORT WAYNE, IN (December 3, 2022) – With less than a month before the 24th running of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales (Dec. 30/31), race teams are making final preparations and putting the finishing touches to their machines. For the Midget teams, a $250 incentive has been put forth to put extra car into their presentation.

From the pages of Facebook, The Beltway has jumped on board to post a Best Appearing Midget enticement to the teams to shine up their entry into this year’s Rumble. The annual mid-winter event will be staged inside the massive Allen County War Memorial Coliseum & Expo Center, on a purpose-built 1/6 mile concrete oval.

The Beltway features weekly live, friendly fun 1/64th scale stock car, truck, street stock, modified and sprint car racing in unique competition. Race fans are encouraged to follow The Beltway on Facebook to join in on the fun this winter.

Rumble staff members and media members in attendance will hand select three Midgets that they feel meet the criteria of being best appearing. Those three cars will be placed before the fans for vocal response. The loudest reaction will determine the winner of The Beltway Best Appearing Midget $250 bonus.

The Midgets will be joined by North Baltimore Custom Cuts winged 600 midgets, LiUNA non-winged 600 midgets, multiple classes of go-karts and Baker Racing Engines Quarter Midgets in full racing programs Friday and Saturday of the Rumble weekend.

Advance tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day.

Complete event information may be found at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com

 

 

INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS
ALLENTOWN, PA, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, TRENTON, NJ

 

Car Owner Ken Sebring Files Entries For Indoor Auto Racing Series Allentown, Atlantic City Races; Doug Stearly, Matt Swanson Poised To Give Veteran Car Owner First Indoor TQ Midget Victory

Allentown, PA – Multi-car TQ Midget teams, while not unprecedented, are relatively rare in the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Racing Fuels.
Car owner Ken Sebring of the New York State’s Capital District, affectionately known as ‘Puddin’, is an exception, having filed entries for both Doug Stearly of Collegeville, PA and Matt Swanson of Acton, MA.
The Indoor Auto Racing series will kick off its 2023 campaign in Allentown, PA at the PPL Center on January 6 and 7 with the 7th running of the Ironton Global sponsored events. The TQ Midgets will again headline that event along with the Slingshots and Champ Karts which will run double features at that event.
Sebring as a car owner is no stranger to Indoor Auto Racing circles. In the past, he has had Bobby Holmes and Marc Johnson behind the wheel of his cars. His TQs are well known as top shelf pieces.
“There were a lot of different guys who had called driving my cars,” Sebring shared.
In Stearly, Sebring has a proven winner indoors, though not in a TQ Midget. Rather Stearly is a two-time winner in Champ Kart indoor action, taking wins in Atlantic City back to back in 2019 and 2020. Stearly and Sebring raced together for the first time last year, but the pair failed to qualify.
Swanson, who spent the better part of three seasons on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series circuit, also has limited Indoor TQ Midget driving experience. Swanson is known as a young driver who adapts readily and gets the most out of his equipment. Swanson made his Indoor Series start at Syracuse in 2022 in Sebring’s car but failed to transfer to the A-Main.
The Sebring TQs with Stearly and Swanson up also entered in the Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic, the signature event of the Indoor Auto Racing Series. The January 28-29 NAPA KNOW HOW sponsored weekend will feature a first ever “Double Down” schedule, with two main events and two Gambler’s Classic Cup trophies being handed out for the TQ Midgets, one on Friday night and another on Saturday night.
Adding another flair to the weekend and bonus for attendees, will be herald the return of Dirt 600 Micro Sprint racing inside the historic Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City venue for the first time in a decade.
For more information including ticket information, host hotel rates and racer entry forms visit the series website www.indoorautoracing.com

 

 

2023 SOS Tire Rule Announcement

By Peter Turford

SELKIRK, Ont. (December 2, 2022) – Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) officials are today announcing their 2023 tire rule. There will be three right rear tires allowed – the American Racer MC-3, the Hoosier HTC, and the Hoosier ‘Medium’.

The American Racer MC-3 has been the SOS spec tire since its inception in 1996. The Hoosier HTC has been the tire of choice for the Ohsweken Speedway, the former Knights of Thunder Series, and the two New York-based Sprint Car series (ESS & PST). The Hoosier Medium tire is widely used throughout the US, including by the Great Lakes Super Sprint Series which competes in nearby Ohio and Michigan.

The rule is designed to allow competitors options, while at the same time enabling them to use their on-hand inventory. It will also give competitors from any bordering states the ability to compete with the SOS with minimal aggravation. Finally, while it is hoped that tire supply issues are a thing of the past in 2023, this will let competitors work around any supply issues should they arise.

“We believe this to be the best possible compromise for all involved,” said SOS President Peter Turford. “Like any racing series, we have many constituents and interests to serve and we have tried to keep those in mind at all times. This is our attempt to act in the best interests of all of our stakeholders.”

Please stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks. Drivers, team members, and team owners interested in competing with the Southern Ontario Sprints in 2023 can contact SOS owner Peter Turford at pturford@tdpracing.com

SOS Media Website: www.southernontariosprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: SouthernOntarioSprints Instagram: southernontariosprints

 

 

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS 2023

Billy Pauch, Sr. Tribute At Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 Two-Day Show To Feature All Time Driving Great At The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center January 21st And 22nd.

Oaks, PA – Billy Pauch, Sr., whose time behind the wheel of race cars has spanned six decades with nearly 750 career feature victories, will be in the spotlight at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2023 Show.

A celebration of the career of “Billy The Kid” will be among the featured attractions and displays at the 37th annual Race Car & Trade Show which takes place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA., on Friday and Saturday, January 21-22, 2023.

The Hall of Fame driver was most noted for his accomplishments in dirt Modified and Sprint Car competition. He did, however, shine on pavement as well. His upset victory in the Race of Champions at the then paved Flemington Fairgrounds were among his many achievements and he also made several starts on the NASCAR Truck series.

Pauch will be available during the show for autographs, pose for photos and sign copies of the recently released book, "THE LAST COWBOY: The Life and Times of Billy Pauch” which will be available for sale. Fans will also have the opportunity to reminisce with Pauch during the Show as well as join him and several of his competitors on a Stage Show where questions will be taken from the audience.

The many car owners that Pauch drove for during his 47 years are invited to be included in the celebration. Several of the cars Pauch drove to victory during his career are expected to be the backbone of a lavish exhibit that will also include a 40 foot picture wall of photos from his career.

Exhibit space is selling quickly and an early sell-out is expected. Those interested should contact show manager Dan Sammons at 609-888-3618 or danny@aarn.com. The show layout will return to the same design used since the show moved to the Oaks, PA expo center.

Show hours will run 2-9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The show will again include the Aqua-Duck Water Transport sponsored Ms. Motorsports pageant on Friday night just prior to the show closing at 8 PM with this year’s winner receiving $2,500! Applications are available on the show web-site.

The annual RAACE Foundation sponsored Big-Wheel races, not held last year because of Covid, will return to the schedule on Saturday afternoon. Big Wheels are supplied, no pre-registration is needed, and top three in each age group will receive trophies.

The announcement of other special exhibits, autograph guests and seminars will be announcement in the coming weeks. Hotel rooms and other show information is available at www.motorsportstradeshow.com or by calling the show office at 609-888-3618

 

 

Huset's Speedway Increases Weekly 410 Sprint Car Purse to Pay $5,000 to Win

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Dec. 2, 2022) - Huset's Speedway is boosting the weekly payout for 410ci winged sprint cars in 2023.

Each Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig main event will pay at least $5,000 to win and $500 to start with select events offering a bigger payout. Second place receives $4,000 with third place earning $3,000.

The total payout for each weekly program featuring the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks is more than $35,000.

The high-banked oval is also offering a stout points fund for the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig division. The champion will garner $12,000 with second place picking up $8,000 and third place $6,000. The top 15 in points who are eligible will receive points fund money.

Drivers accumulate points for qualifying, heat races and the main event during each race. A driver can miss one points race throughout the season and remain eligible for the points fund.

Of note, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races at Huset's Speedway are show-up points only and The Border Battle race at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 16 is a full points race.

The first regular season event at Huset's Speedway in 2023 is May 14 for the Mother's Day Opener.

Season tickets and tickets to select events, including the $250,000-to-win Huset's High Bank Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws, are available online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

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

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

 

 

Ashton Torgerson Lands Chili Bowl Ride and Is Set For First Attempt at Famed Event

PETERSEN MEDIA- With his 2022 season in the books, Ashton Torgerson is already busy putting together his plans for 2023. Set to take part in the Tulsa Shootout to kick his new season off, Torgerson is also set for a new challenge as he will make his Chili Bowl debut aboard a Meyer-Rossi Motorsports entry.

2022 saw the Medford, OR driver take a huge step in his career as he got his feet wet in a handful of Winged 360ci Sprint Car events in California, and this opportunity to run the Chili Bowl is another step for the rising star who had an impressive season.

Netting 35 wins and the Dixon Track Championship in Super 600 Winged and Non-Winged classes, as well as the Plaza Park Non Winged Title, Torgerson also racked 85 Top-10’s and 66 Top-5 finishes as he filled a stat sheet very well.

Kicking his 2023 season off in Tulsa, OK at the Tulsa Shootout over the course of the last week of December, Torgerson will look to capitalize on the valuable track time as he embarks on his Chili Bowl debut back in Tulsa, OK January 9th-14th.

Torgerson will drive for Meyer-Rossi Motorsports as he will wheel the Stanton SR 11X powered Stewart Chassis with support from Apache Transport, US AutoCure, AMT America, Boulevard Truck Repair, and Stewart Fabrication.

As Chili Bowl entries roll in, prelim nights have not yet been assigned at this time. If you can’t make the trip to Tulsa, FloRacing will have flag to flag coverage of all the action.

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson is idle until the Tulsa Shootout.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-120, Wins-35, Top 5’s-66, Top 10’s-85

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Ashton Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

All Stars finally go Green
“Finally we are about to kick off the 16th season of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star
Series this Sat night – Dec 3rd. I can’t wait to see all our old teams, meet our new teams and be back
at Blue Ribbon Raceway again for our opening night. Unfortunately we lost our first 2 rounds but
everything looks good for this Saturday. Weather is good and we are all pretty keen to start.” Mandy
Searle says.
A strong field of 360 competitors have nominated for the opening night. Mark Caruso in the Caruso
Motorsport SA33 is on board again this season. Caruso is saddling up for his 13th assault on the
series, he has been the Series Champ twice, runner up once, collected an Outstanding Achievement
award, been awarded Legend Status and is currently tied on the most A Main wins of the series,
sitting on a total of 8 wins with Tony Moule. Feature wins are pretty hard to come by but Caruso will
be hoping to lock another one in breaking the tie and starting his season strongly. Committing to
their third full time season is the Heath Hunter Motorsport’s V73 Charles Hunter, winner of the
prestigious Drivers Driver Award last season Hunter has a reputation of being one of the top gassers
will be one to watch. Another ex-series champ to roll into the pits is Michael Tancredi’s V29.
Tancredi has claimed victories in the past at Horsham and enjoys the Blue Ribbon track. Young gun
Todd Moule has just returned from another full season at Northline Speedway gaining more laps and
more experience; with a couple of A Main wins under his belt the D26 machine will certainly be
strong . Winner of last season’s Rookie of the Year Jeremy Kupsch is another to recommit in the V47.
V43 Corey Sandow, NT52 Jason Bolitho, SA 11 Scott Enderl, D21 Zac Farrer, VA91 Dan Scott, V46
Jordan Abbott, VA75 Donnaz ‘Mint Pig’ Donegan, V93 Travis Millar, V71 Marcus Green, V65 Kane
Newcombe will all be looking for strong results to start their individual seasons.
A couple of new names to the series this season are Chris Temby, Angus Hollis & Jett Bell. Temby is
driving the Foster Transport VIC 18 and Hollis is in the TVG Motorsport VIC44. Bell is a 2nd
generation racer with his famous father Stephen winning a 360 Australian Title back in the day. Bell
is driving the very well-known Victory Lane Racegear V88. All drivers have experience in other
divisions and it’s exciting to have ‘new blood’ on board this season.
Engine starts & Hot Laps start early from 5.30pm. December 3rd at Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS OF BRYAN, OH TO REWARD RUMBLE’S BEST APPEARING WINGED 600

Competitors in the N. Baltimore Custom Cuts Winged 600 Midgets to Chase for $250 Bonus

FORT WAYNE, IND (December 1, 2022) – NAPA Auto Parts of Bryan, OH wants to see how loud the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales can get at this year’s December 30 and 31 event. To put the fans’ vocal cords to the test, the northwest Ohio auto parts supplier is anteing up a $250 bonus to the best appearing car in the North Baltimore Custom Cuts winged 600 Midget division; to be determined by the loudest response from the fans in a three-car showdown.

The three cars to be placed before the fans for their raucous response will be determined by Rumble staff members and media members in attendance.

“The excitement of the Rumble grows every year and incentives like this, that involve the fans and the racers, adds even more enthusiasm,” commented Duane Hancock, co-owner of the Bryan NAPA location. “We are anxious to throw our support to the racers through this award and can’t wait to see which cars will be placed before the fans for their screaming on Friday night.”

The North Baltimore Custom Cuts winged 600cc Midgets, will be joined by LiUNA non-winged 600cc Midgets, Midgets multiple classes of go-karts and Baker Racing Engines Quarter Midgets in full racing programs each day.

Advance tickets are available through any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office, and on race-day.

Complete event information may be found at www.rumbleinfortwayne.com

 

 

POWRi Hosting Divisional Roundtable Discussion on January 15th

Belleville, IL. (11/30/2022) Seeking input while attempting further divisional growth, an offseason roundtable discussion for all POWRi Super Stock, Pure Stock, Midwest Mod, and 305 Sprint drivers and track officials is scheduled for Sunday, January 15th at Margaritaville Lake Resort in Osage Beach Missouri.

Topics slated for discussion are set to include, but are not limited to, National Points Structure, Sanctioned Facilities, Potential Growth, and General Divisional Updates. All POWRi Divisional competitors and track officials are encouraged to attend, FREE RSVP sign-up for the meeting MUST be completed and can be found online at https://www.myracepass.com/events/437376/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR2pb12u42kA-34DfFbcZIYK94F6vFpRiteGtBOc8lYLcxZh18gpat18X8U.

WHO: POWRi Divisional (Super Stock, Pure Stock, Midwest Mod, 305 Sprint) WHAT: Round-Table Discussion WHEN: Sunday, January 15, 2023, | 1:00-5:00 PM WHERE: Margaritaville Lake Resort (494 Tan Tara Estate Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065.

The full 2023 POWRi League, Series, and Divisional schedules are currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks.

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

 

 

Daniel Robinson Readies for DuQuoin Return of POWRi’s Junior Knepper 55

Belleville, IL. (11/30/2022) Celebrating the renewal of indoor action at speedy Southern Illinois Center on December 17th, POWRi will continue on the tradition of one of the region’s most respected racing legends with the renewal of the Junior Knepper 55. Entering the event without hesitation would see one of the most successful drivers indoors at DuQuoin Daniel Robinson put his focus on adding more even hardware to his recognized career.

Gaining a Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League feature victory in 2008, Daniel Robinson of Benton Illinois delivers a well-established career also earning the 2008 Rookie of the Year honors to add to a POWRi Outlaw Micro League presented by Engler Machine and Tool win in 2007.

Establishing his career as a known threat to win anytime there is racing indoors at DuQuoin, the multi-time-multi-division winner is no stranger to laps around the mini-magic-mile with Daniel rising among the list of contenders in 2022 with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League. Will Robinson continue to ride the wave of winning momentum in the return of the Junior Knepper 55 at DuQuoin on December 17th?

Registrations for competitors remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

The “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds with no other support classes on the racing docket.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details: Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details: Pits Open: 8:00 AM General Admission: 3:00 PM Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM Hot Laps 5:00 PM Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing: General Admission: Adults: $25.00 Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout: National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on www.DIRTVision.com – either online or by downloading the DIRTVision App.

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

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. POSTS A CAREER-BEST THIRD-PLACE FINISH IN USAC/CRA SERIES POINT STANDINGS

(Chino, CA, November 26, 2022) When the Heimark Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals closed the 2022 season at Perris Auto Speedway earlier this month, Eddie Tafoya Jr. ended up a career-best third place in the 2022 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series championship standings. The outcome was five spots better than his previous career best of eighth place in 2021.

The biggest key to Tafoya’s prowess in 2022 was his consistency. The Specialty Fasteners hauler pulled up into racetracks 24 times this year. Every single time, the Chino Hills, California racer started the A main event. Those 24 races took place on nine different racetracks in 3 different states (California, Arizona, and South Dakota).

Of the 24 main events he started, Tafoya finished in the top ten 13 times. Of the 13, six were top five. His best finish of the campaign was a second-place result on January 29th at the Cocopah Speedway. He recorded a third at the Mohave valley Raceway on April 24th and placed fourth at Perris on June 25th.

By contrast, the team appeared at 29 races in 2021 and made the A main 17 times. He finished in the top ten on six occasions. Four of the six top 10s in 2021 were in the top five. His best finish of that season was a third at Perris in July.

Tafoya, the 2018 Perris Auto Speedway Young Guns champion and 2019 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year, finished off his 2022 season with the two biggest events on the USAC/CRA schedule. First up came the Western World Championships at the Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, Arizona. That was followed by the Oval Nationals at Perris the first weekend in November. Each of those race weekends saw the 25-year-old not only squaring off with the best that USAC/CRA has to offer but also the finest drivers from the National Series as well. They were tough main events to make but the handsome 25-year-old did so every time.

Going into those final five races, Tafoya was 17 points out of third place and 25 points out of second. By the time he left Arizona and headed to Perris, he had taken over third place and only trailed the second-place driver by 18 points. When the final checkered flag of the season closed the campaign, he had sewed up third place and was only 21 points out of the runner-up spot.

The 2023 schedule should be out soon. It is safe to say that Tafoya will continue his rise in the sport and will be a contender for the 2023 USAC/CRA championship. During the off-season, Tafoya, and the Specialty Fasteners #51T team, will be prepping for that very important campaign. In addition to the work on the cars in the shop, the team will be busy exploring corporate partnership opportunities for the upcoming campaign. If you or your company would like to be a partner with the Specialty Fasteners team in 2023, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at mailto:teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s plans.

Tafoya’s great-looking shirts and hoodies will make great Christmas presents for the special racing fans on your Christmas list. They are available online at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

Tafoya has a great YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Simpson Safety Products, Bell, Benic Enterprises, BR Motorsports, PSC Powder Coating, Magik Graphics, Gasper Transportation, Owen’s Insurance Services, and Weld Wheels for making the 2022 season possible.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51. The same contact point can be used to purchase his great-looking shirts via mail.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2022 Race Results

1-27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

1-28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

1-29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

4-1 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-2 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

4-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-30 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

5-14 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

5-28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

6-11 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

6-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-8 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th A Main

7-9 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th A Main

7-10 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 15th A Main

8-6 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

8-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

10-8 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

10-28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprints 19th A Main

10-29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprints 16th A Main

11-3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprints 18th A Main

11-4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprints 21st A Main

11-5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprints 16th A Main

 

 

Eastern Motorsport Press Association Announces Hall of Fame and Award Nominees

(HAZLE TOWNSHIP, PA 11-30-22) The Eastern Motorsport Press Association (EMPA) has released the ballot for Hall of Fame and awards that will be presented during the organizations 50th Convention set to take place January 13-15, 2023 at the Genetti Best Western Convention Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

The Board of Directors poured over nearly 150 names that where narrowed down to the respective categories, including just under 60 for induction into the prestigious EMPA Hall of Fame.

Noted car owner Frank Rio, who for seven decades has led a PA-based family dirt Modified team with his signature No. R-10 (a salute to the “Rio” name) and has been a mainstay in Eastern PA and New Jersey and renowned driving great Bobby Marshman, who came up through the ranks of Midgets and Sprints before embarking on a career in Indy Cars, are locked in, needing no votes.

There is an equally impressive list of other distinguished individuals who will be voted on by the EMPA membership which includes long-time New Jersey car owner John Blewett Sr., who recently passed. Noted dirt Modified and ARCA racer Bobby Gerhart Jr. The late Central PA Sprint Car standout Greg Hodnett. Respected commentator/broadcaster Mike Joy. Legendary pavement Modified star George Kent. Multi-time WoO champion Steve Kinser. Reggie Ruggiero, a dominant driver on the Northeast NASCAR and open-competition asphalt Modified circuit. Don Schumacher, one of Drag Racing’s pioneers in Funny Cars and Ed Spencer Sr., the patriarch of the famous Spencer racing clan and a winner of over 200 feature races. Four of those aforementioned will be inducted into the Hall of Fame by way of voting.

The organization will also honor National and Northeast Driver(s) of the Year in both asphalt and dirt. The youth is also recognized with the John Blewett III Young Gun Award presented by New England Race Fuels. Other honors to be presented are ‘News Maker of the Year,’ ‘Promotional Effort of the Year’ and Spirit of the Sport.

EMPA also recognizes many of their own bestowing a Writer of the Year and Photographer of the Year plus several other awardees in a variety of writer, photographer and videographer contests.

The annual three day convention begins with a Friday evening Salute to the Champions where a number of local and regional driving titlists are invited to meet and greet with the press. Saturday consists of press conferences and seminars followed by the evening’s formal Hall of Fame dinner and awards ceremony.

Founded in 1969, the Eastern Motorsport Press Association is an organization of professional writers, broadcasters, announcers, videographers and photographers working in the motorsports industry. It also includes associate and corporate members with backing from Dover International Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Brice’s NAPA Auto Parts, DirtTrackDigest.com and New England Race Fuels who are among the supporters of the organization.

2023 Eastern Motorsport Press Association Hall of Fame/Award Nominees

EMPA Hall of Fame nominees:

John Blewett, Sr.

Bobby Gerhart, Jr.

Greg Hodnett

Mike Joy

George Kent

Steve Kinser

Reggie Ruggiero

Don Schumacher

Ed Spencer Sr.

The following two gentlemen will also be inducted. No vote is needed:

Bobby Marshman

Frank Rio

John Blewett III Young Gun Presented by New England Race Fuels…vote for 1

Anthony Bello

Andy Lewis Jr.

Samantha Osborn

Logan Watt

Junie Donlavey Spirit of the Sport \

Tom Wanick III

Richie Evans Memorial Northeast Asphalt Driver of the Year…vote for 1

Austin Beers

Matt Hirschman

Dan Kapuscinski

Jon McKennedy

Ron Silk

Richie Evans Memorial Northeast Dirt Driver of the Year…vote for 1

Anthony Macri

Brent Marks

Greg Satterlee

Matt Sheppard

Mat Williamson

Al Holbert Memorial National Asphalt Driver of the Year…vote for 1

Erica Enders

Noah Gragson

Joey Logano

Will Power

Zane Smith

Al Holbert Memorial National Dirt Driver of the Year…vote for 1

Jonathan Davenport

Justin Grant

Buddy Kofoid

Tim McCreadie

Brad Sweet

Chris Economaki Memorial EMPA Newsmaker of the Year…vote for 1

North Wilkesboro Speedway

Penske Racing

Tommy Baldwin Racing

Tony Stewart Racing

Track House Racing

EMPA Promotional Effort of the Year…vote for 1

Brett Deyo/Short Track Super Series

Joe Skotnicki/RoC Series/RPM

Silver City Speedway

World Racing Group 50th Anniversary Super Dirt Week

Jim Hunter Memorial EMPA Writer of the Year Award…vote for 1

Jason Beck

Jack O’Connor

Ted Schmidt

Jeff Ulrich

Scott Walsh

Ace Lane Sr., Memorial EMPA Photographer of the Year…vote for 1

Matt Butcosk

Evan Canfield

Harry Meeks

Rick Neff

Walt Smith

 

 

Ackland Insurance to Sponsor SOS “Quick Time” Award

By Peter Turford

HAMILTON, Ont. (November 29, 2022) – Following the earlier announcement of a new qualifying system, the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) in conjunction with Ackland Insurance is pleased to announce the Ackland Insurance Quick Time Award.

In 2023 Ackland Insurance will award $100 at every SOS race to the evening’s fastest overall qualifier. In addition, $500 will be awarded by Ackland Insurance at season’s end to the driver who sets the most Quick Times throughout the year.

In announcing the award Nathan Ackland said, “I believe in the new system and wanted to show my support by putting my backing behind it. I believe the system rewards excellence as opposed to the luck of the draw.”

SOS President Peter Turford added, “Nathan strives for excellence in everything he does, from his company to his race team, everything is done in a polished and professional manner. We are beyond grateful for his belief in us, our format, and our series.”

Please stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks. Drivers, team members, and team owners interested in competing with the Southern Ontario Sprints in 2023 can contact SOS owner Peter Turford at pturford@tdpracing.com

SOS Media
Website: www.southernontariosprints.com
Twitter: @SOSsprints
Facebook: SouthernOntarioSprints
Instagram: southernontariosprints

About the Southern Ontario Sprints tour: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Visit www.southernontariosprints.com for more information.

 

 

Triple X Chassis/Moyle Racing Engines Sprint Car Drawing Friday, December 16!

Knoxville, IA, November 29, 2022 – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, would like to wish everyone “good luck” on the upcoming drawing for the Triple X Chassis/Moyle Racing Engines Sprint Car to be given away Friday, December 16! You can watch the drawing live as part of the “Hall of Fame Friday” festivities on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Facebook page beginning at 10 a.m.

The raffle sprint car features a Triple X chassis and is powered by a Moyle Racing Engines 410 engine. The car is the fourteenth to be raffled off by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, which receives all proceeds. The bi-annual program includes donations from sprint car manufacturers across the country.

Our lucky winner will pick up their prize at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville! Many other prizes will also be part of the drawing.

Many thanks to all the sponsors who helped with this car benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum…

Moyle Racing Engines, Triple X Chassis, All Pro Heads, Blackbeard Design, Diversified Machine Inc., Donovan, Dan Olson Racing Products, AllStar Performance, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, CSI Shocks, DeYoungInc.com, Shaver Racing Engines, AMSOIL, Rod End Supply, Dyer’s Top Rods, GS Products, Skagit Speedway, Barnes Systems, Inc., Crow Safety Gear, King Racing Products, Hoosier Racing Tire, Winter’s Rear Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, M&W Aluminum Products, MSD Ignition, Hepfner Racing Products, Skagit Powder Coating, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, PWR Advanced Cooling Technology, Ti22 Performance, Tel Tac Oval Track Pro, QuickCar Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Ultra Shield Race Products, Whitebread Racing Enterprises, Vahlco Wheels, GME Steerings, System 1 Pro Ignition, SRI Performance, LRB Race Products, Bam Roller Lifters, MPI and Callies.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening here, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

One Sprint Capital Place

Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6176

Fax: 641-842-6177

E-mail: Info@SprintCarHoF.com

Website: www.SprintCarHoF.com


 

 

MUST SEE MIDWEST LIGHTS UNVEIL 2023 SCHEDULE

November 29, 2022 – Holly, Michigan

The Maxima Racing Oil Must See Racing Lights Series officials today announced the 2023 schedule with the action beginning at South Amherst, Ohio’s Lorain Raceway Park on April 23rd, then on August 19th for the BOB FREY CLASSIC, JERRY CARYER MEMORIAL 40 for a spectacular night of open wheel winged racing joining the MSR NATIONAL 410 Series with special guest appearances including driver meet and greet autograph sessions. The series third 2023 appearance at the LRP speed plant will be on Saturday September 23rd.

The series returns, for the first time in two years, to mid Ohio’s Shady Bowl Speedway on May 7th joining the CRA and the Vores Compact Series for an early season Sunday race date.

The winged pavement sprint car series, powered by 602 GM sealed crate motors, develops top-notch young talent competing alongside seasoned veterans with an affordable rules and schedule format showcasing wheel to open wheel racing for the entertainment of the avid and enthusiastic fans in the Midwest.

Series champion Cody Gallogly delivered an impressive 4 fast times and 3 feature wins in 2022 to capture his first series championship title over points runner up and past champion JJ Henes in a hard fought season long points battle.

On Memorial Day Weekend Michigan’s Birch Run Speedway and Event Center will have the MSR LIGHTS competing on the tracks ¼ mile on Friday May 26th and on the tracks banked 4/10 mile on Saturday the 27th featuring full shows each night during the AMERICAN SPEED U.S.NATIONALS joining the MSR 410 National Series. The two day event showcases a spectacular Saturday opening ceremonies honoring our country’s veterans presented by Steadfast for Veterans an Indianapolis, Indiana based company dedicated to providing housing for homeless veterans.

The recently repaved Owosso Speedway in Ovid, Michigan will host the Midwest Lights and the MSR 410 National Series on Saturday June 24 and for a second visit on Labor Day Weekend Saturday September 2 for a winged sprint car showcase of speed and wheel to wheel action. The track, under new management and ownership, is currently undergoing major facility additions, improvements and upgrades.

Several additional event dates, one in July and two in October are currently being considered.

For more info on the Must See Racing Lights Series log on to www.mustseeracing.com as well as Facebook.


MUST SEE RACING MIDWEST LIGHTS
2023 SCHEDULE

LORAIN RACEWAY PARK South Amherst, Ohio SAT. APRIL 22

SHADY BOWL SPEEDWAY DeGraff, Ohio SUN. MAY 7

BIRCH RUN SPEEDWAY Birch Run, MI FRI. MAY 26

BIRCH RUN SPEEDWAY Birch Run, MI SAT. MAY 27

OWOSSO SPEEDWAY Ovid, MI SAT. JUNE 24

TBA JULY

LORAIN RACEWAY PARK South Amherst, Ohio SAT. AUG. 19

OWOSSO SPEEDWAY Ovid, MI SAT. SEPT. 2

LORAIN RACEWAY PARK South Amherst, Ohio SAT.SEPT. 23

TBA OCT.

 


 

Dawson Hammes Ends 2022 Season During Thanksgiving Week at Merced Speedway

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting one final race in for the 2022 season, Dawson Hammes and his Hammes Motorsports team made the trip to Merced Speedway and took part in the track’s annual pre-Thanksgiving event. Though some bad luck would hinder his results, Hammes was pleased with the speed he had heading into the off season.

“I really have to thank all of my friends and family that came and supported me last week,” Hammes said. “Joel Myers Jr, Lucas Boland, and my brother were extremely instrumental in helping us get the car back together so we could return to racing on Wednesday after we endured some issues on Tuesday night.

Hammes kicked the final races of the season off on Tuesday night as he timed in 20th quick in qualifying time trials. Admittedly making a mistake in heat race competition, Hammes was relegated to a seventh-place finish in his heat race and it forced him into the night’s ‘B’ Main.

Lining up 12th in the semi, Hammes got off to a great start as he quickly began working his way forward on the tight Merced Speedway confines. Racing into fifth, Hammes eyed the fourth and final transfer position, however a faulty U Joint would force him to end his night early.

Making repairs to the Voodue Company/Movement Brewing/STS Farming No. 55D during the day on Wednesday, Hammes was back in action for one final night as he opened the evening up by timing in 19th fastest in time trials.

Racing to a fifth-place finish in his heat race, Hammes transferred directly into the feature event where he took the green flag from the 19th starting position.

Just as he did in Tuesday’s ‘B’, Hammes went forward early. Racing through the star-studded field, Hammes raced is way into the Top-10 from the back of the pack.

Looking to continue to pick up spots, contact would ensue with a fellow competitor, and it resulted in a steering box breaking on Hammes’ mount. The damage would unfortunately end Hammes’ night and bring 2022 to an early end.

“Joel Myers Jr really gave me a strong car both nights, and we had a ton of speed,” Hammes added. “I just made too many mistakes on my end, but the end of the season we had has me really excited for 2023. Thanks you to everyone that supported us in 2022.”

Hammes Motorsports would like to thank Voodue Company, Movement Brewing, STS Farming, All About Fire Protection, Summit Partners Burbank Agency, Harper Inc., and Ace Attorney Services for their continued support.

ON TAP: Hammes’ 2022 season is complete.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Dawson Hammes by following him on Twitter @Hammer55D, or on Instagram @dawson_hames55d.

 

Karter Sarff Signs a Team of Two into the POWRi’s Junior Knepper 55

Belleville, IL. (11/28/2022) Returning to the indoor action of DuQuoin Illinois in the speedy Southern Illinois Center on December 17th, POWRi will carry on the legacy of one of the region’s most adorned racing legends with the renewal of the Junior Knepper 55. Continuing to build their own legacy while adding more distinction to the competition will witness the 2021 POWRi Privateer Award recipient throw their name in the mix.

Earning his family team’s first career Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League feature victory at Valley Speedway in 2022, Karter Sarff of Mason City Illinois maintains his upward momentum of career establishment while continually proving his driving prowess on a national level.

Rapidly rising through the racing ranks, the 2018 POWRi National Midget League Rookie of the Year winner Karter would place inside the top five on ten occasions in 2022 proving consistency among top talents by placing inside the top ten in over half the events entered. Acquiring a trio of heat race wins on the year, Sarff would finish sixth in the seasonal standings throughout his twenty-two feature starts.

Entering the indoor DuQuoin event of the Junior Knepper 55 will see “The Shark” circle with winning intent in the recognizable family-owned Karter Sarff Motorsports, Provisio Partners, Clearview Glass, O’Dell’s Auto Service, Collision Concepts Inc, Spike Chassis, Stanton SR-11X Racing Engine, #21K into on-track action against a myriad of open-wheel talents.

Joining the fun of open-wheel indoor excitement with Sarff Motorsports will find ample talent in Trey Burke of Alvin Texas. Bringing a wealth of excellent experience at a young age, Burke is a fourth-generation driver with previous competition in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, USF2000 Series, POWRi WAR, POWRi Lonestar 600, as well as IndyPro2000.

Registrations for competitors remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

The “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds with no other support classes on the racing docket.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details:
Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details:
Pits Open: 8:00 AM
General Admission: 3:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM
Hot Laps 5:00 PM
Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing:
General Admission:
Adults: $25.00
Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout:
National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

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Over $300,000 in Cash and Contingencies Given Out at Knoxville Raceway Banquet!

By Bill Wright

November 26, 2021 (Altoona, IA) -- Knoxville Raceway drivers, owners, officials and fans gathered Saturday night at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa. Guests witnessed over $300,000 in cash and contingencies handed out in an event emceed by track announcers Tony Bokhoven and Kris Krug.

The contingency package was headlined by a giveaway of eight chassis. Each owner in all three sprint car classes was awarded a contingency (see prize list with winners below). The Knoxville Raceway Charitable Organization (KRCO) again will provide insurance for all 2022 Knoxville point eligible drivers. Drivers who intend on competing in weekly racing at Knoxville Raceway in 2023 will also have fire suppression bottles purchased by the KRCO.

After dinner, new General Manager Jason Reed addressed the attendees. In addition to the thanks doled out to those who make Knoxville Raceway what it is, he expressed his excitement for the 2023 season.

Drivers and owners outside of the top five in each of the three respective classes received their accolades.

The “Jr. Fan Club Driver of the Year” was announced. Brian Brown received his fourth such Award.

Bill Webb was the recipient of the “Knoxville Raceway Fan of the Year” for his involvement and support in the Knoxville Raceway.

Bob Baker, the Executive Director of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, presented the “Ralph Capitani Heritage Award” to longtime Knoxville official Doug Clark, who has been instrumental in recent support of both the Knoxville Raceway and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.

The "Lyle Boyd Hard Charger Award" awards the drivers who passed the most cars in A main events this season. Tyler Groenendyk received the award in the Pro Series class, with Chase Randall (360) and Riley (410) receiving the award in their respective classes.

Tasker Phillips was named the “Sportsman of the Year” in the 410 class, while Kaleb Johnson picked up the honor in the 360 class. Jeff Wilke won the award in the Pro Series class for the second time in his career.

Ryan Navritil (Pro Series), Chase Randall (360), and JJ Hickle (410) were named “Rookie of the Year” in their respective classes.

The big hardware went out last to the top five drivers in the Knoxville Championship Cup Series point standings. In the Pro Series class, Brandon Worthington (5th), Eric Bridger (4th), Scotty Johnson (3rd), Tyler Groenendyk (2nd) and Mike Mayberry (champion) were honored. It was Mayberry’s first career championship.

In the 360 class, Jamie Ball (5th), Kaleb Johnson (4th), Chase Randall (3rd), Clint Garner (2nd) and Terry McCarl (champion) were honored. It was Terry’s first career championship in the 360 class after winning seven in the 410 class.

In the 410 class, Justin Henderson (5th), Lynton Jeffrey (4th), Austin McCarl (3rd), Aaron Reutzel (2nd) and Brian Brown (champion) were honored. It was Brian’s fifth championship in the 410 class. He also has a title in the 360’s.

Brian Brown Racing was the 410 “Team of the Year,” with TMAC Motorsports winning in the 360 class and Mayberry Motorsports taking the Pro Class.

Contingency Winners by Draw (presented to owners)…

Pro Series Class:

EMi Chassis: Mayberry Motorsports #0
Vortex Wing: Doug Worthington #71, Lauren Wilke #41, Scott Stelzer #99, Chase and Brittany Young #26M
HRP Wing: Josh Jones #02s, Ryan Navritil #12P, Mike Johnston #14J, Tyler Groenendyk Racing #17x, Dwight Bridger #81E
Schoenfeld Header, FSR Radiator: JF2, LLC #44

360 Class:

Triple X Chassis: Calvin Landis Motorsports #70
EMi Chassis: Boyd and Glenda Fluth #40
Winters Front End: Leavitt Motorsports #22, Jon Randall #9, Jamie Ball Racing #4w, Cam Martin Racing #4
Winters Rear End: TMAC Motorsports #24, Ridge & Sons Racing #83, Catalyst Autosport #99, Kaleb Johnson #22K
Vortex Wing: Vande Voort Racing #5A, John Anderson #1A, Beaver Motorsports #53
Pro Shocks: Devin Kline Racing #7c
HRP Wing: Collin Moyle #5m
FSR Radiator, Schoenfeld Headers: Zoutte Motorsports #33

410 Class:

Maxim Chassis: Goodno Promotions #22, Mania Motorsports #7TAZ
EMi Chassis: David Brown #7B, Bobby Mincer #15
Triple X Chassis: Deuce5 Motorsports #25
Vortex Wing: ML Hansen Promotions, PC #9H, Tim Estenson #14T, TKS Motorsports #2KS, Chris Martin Racing #44, Country Builders Construction #88, Matt Moro Motorsports #2M
Winters Rear End: Sandvig Motorsports #7, Moeller Motorsports #20
Pro Shocks: Ridge & Sons Racing #8
Ti64 Bolt Kit and FSR Radiator: Carson McCarl, Inc. #27, Kyle and Susan Phillips #3P
Kinsler Fuel Pump and BMRC Line Kit: Bruce Williams #7w, Brian Brown Racing #21
Winters Front End: Don and Terresa Juhl #09
Ti64 Bolt Kit: Steve Gennetten #3
All Pro Cylinder Heads: D&D Motorsports #76
KSE Steering Gear: Tyler Drueke #12, JW Motorsports #2
Winters Front End and Schoenfeld Headers: Higday Motorsports #14

 

 

BRODY ROA WRAPS UP THE 2022 CAMPAIGN IN THE TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX AT VENTURA

(Cypress, CA, November 25, 2022) Southern California racing veteran Brody Roa will close out another successful season tonight and Saturday, November 25th and 26th, in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series at the 81st running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway. The veteran driver will be back behind the wheel of Jayson May’s gorgeous #8M sprint car that has already carried him to a pair of victories in 2022.
Roa’s prowess at Ventura and in May’s car makes him one of the favorites in this week’s race. In two appearances at the beach side track in 2022, he has a win and a second-place finish. Driving his own #91R car in a USAC/CRA race on June 11th, Roa ended up second in the main event. He was clearly the fastest car on the track, but on the night, the track was one lane on the bottom. Rather than wreck the first-place car and possibly take himself out as well, Roa wisely settled for second. Two months later, he steered May’s car to the USAC West Coast Series main event win on the tiny, challenging oval that is located a stone’s throw away from the breaking surf of the Pacific Ocean.

After returning from Indiana Sprint week, Roa jumped into May’s 360 and led every inch of the way in the USAC/CRA 410 race at the grand re-opening of the Santa Maria Raceway on August 6th. His other 2022 appearances in May’s equipment came in early February in a pair of CAS/ASCS events at the Central Arizona Speedway. The first night Roa had the main event in the bag, but the competition was plagued by an exorbitant amount of yellow flags and Roa ran out of fuel near the end of the race. He restarted at the rear and came back through the field to finish fifth. Twenty-four hours later he placed second on the same track.

Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. each day at Ventura with cars on the track at 3:15. The sprint cars will have heats and a dash for cash on Friday. On Saturday, they will have preliminary main events and a $3,000.00 to win A main. The USAC National Midgets will join the action with practice on Friday. On Saturday, the midgets will qualify, contest preliminaries, and finish the night with the historic 98-lap main event. The Ventura Raceway is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001). The website is http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE. Friday night adult tickets are $22.00. Seniors, military, and students get in for $18.00, and it is free for kids under 12 on Friday. On Saturday, reserved seats are $45.00 for those 13 and older. Reserved seats for those 12 and under are $25.00. General admission tickets are $35.00.

Roa comes into the event after ending the 410 sprint car portion of his 2022 season at the 26th running of the Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway. The first night of the Ovals saw the Garden Grove, California racecar chauffeur being the most competitive of the local drivers at the race on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay Oval. In qualifying in the stellar 40-car field that showed up for the last USAC National and USAC/CRA race of 2022, Roa only managed to qualify 18th fastest. He shrugged off the time trials result with a convincing win in the first heat race of the three-day event.

For the 30-lap main, Roa, 31 started in the ninth spot. Racing in the toughest field on the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval in 2022, the veteran driver was the highest-running USAC/CRA driver in the field. He was just behind the USAC National Series regulars in the early part of the race. As the laps dwindled down, he began to infiltrate the invaders and advance toward the front of the pack. Running on the top, which had an unforgiving cushion, he was in the sixth spot with two laps to go when the cushion bit him and sent the #91R careening into the wall. Roa looked at the car, saw little damage, and climbed back in. He restarted at the back and ended up 16th.

On the second night at the Ovals, Roa qualified 22nd fastest. He backed that up with a third-place finish in his heat race. That gave him his second straight ticket into the 30-lap main event. The veteran driver started that race in 20th and finished 17th.

The tangle with the cushion on Thursday, combined with the 17th place finish on Friday, meant that Roa would have to qualify again on Saturday and make it to the main event through his heat race or the B main. The affable racing star was the ninth-quickest qualifier and placed third in his heat. That automatically sent him into the A main for the third consecutive night.

For the 40-lap championship main event, Roa started in the 10th place spot and was 11th when the checkered flag ended the contest and the 410 season. That was the best performance by a USAC/CRA driver in the race.

Roa and the team want to thank the following sponsors for making the 2022 season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, Inland Rigging, Caltrol, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, Competition Suspension, ALR Virtual Services, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to RDM Mechanics, Fastenal, KC Keen Concrete, Coopers Propane, Ten West Towing, Ten West Environmental, TJM Distribution, and Westco International for sponsoring May’s #8M.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition as a team partner throughout 2023, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information on the top of this release.

Fans can learn more about Roa and the team at https://www.brodyroa.com/. Fans can also check out the team news at Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/.

To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

Brody Roa’s 2022 Schedule and Race Results

January 12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 15th A Main

January 15 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 13th C Main

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

January 29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

February 11 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 5th A Main

February 12 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 2nd A Main

February 26 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder 9th A Main

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway World of Outlaws 8th B Main

March 26 Perris Auto Speedway World of Outlaws 24th A Main

April 9 Keller Auto Speedway NARC King of the West Canceled

April 30 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

May 28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 3rd A Main

June 11 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 2nd A Main

June 25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 1ST A Main

July 22 Gas City I69 Speedway ISW - USAC National 9th C Main

July 23 Kokomo Speedway ISW - USAC National 7th B Main

July 24 Lawrenceburg Speedway ISW - USAC National Rained out

July 25 Circle City Raceway ISW – UASC National 19th A Main

July 27 Terre Haute Action Track ISW - USAC National Rained Out

July 28 Lincoln Park Speedway ISW - USAC National 8th B Main

July 29 Bloomington Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

July 30 Tri-State Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

August 6 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 1st A Main

August 20 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 19th A Main

August 27 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 1st A Main

September 17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 3rd A Main

September 24 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 DNS

October 8 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 1st A Main

October 15 Kern County Raceway USAC West Coast 360 17th A Main

October 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA 15th A Main

October 29 Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA 15th A Main

November 3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals 16th A Main

November 4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals 17th A Main

November 5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals 11th A Main

November 25 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

November 26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

 

 

Kalib Henry Teams with Shane Liebig For 2023 Midwest Schedule

PETERSEN MEDIA- Turning heads in California and on the West Coast for the past few seasons, Kalib Henry is pleased to announce a new opportunity. In 2023 he will relocate to South Dakota and turn his main focus on running at Huset’s Speedway in car owner Shane Liebig’s No. 10 Maxim.

“I am really excited for the 2023 season, and I can’t thank Shane Liebig and his team for taking a chance on a kid from California,” Kalib Henry said. “We are going to focus on running Huset’s weekly and filling in with occasional races at Knoxville and the Jackson Motorplex, and it will also allow me to still run with McColloch Motorsports on occasion in California.”

Set to relocate to Rapid City, South Dakota in April, Henry plans to take part in the early season events in California piloting the McColloch Motorsports No. 17 in various events. Once he makes the move, the focus turns to Huset’s Speedway for weekly Sunday night events, as well as making appearances at Knoxville Raceway and the Jackson Motorplex a couple of times a month.

While running weekly races, Henry and the West River Trailer Sales and Service/McDonnel Farms/Olson Towing backed No. 10 team will also race with the All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws when they invade the area at various times in 2023, including the Knoxville Nationals, the Jackson Nationals, and the High Bank Nationals at Huset’s Speedway.

In his native California towards the end of the year, Henry and McColloch Motorsports plan on taking part in the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Trophy Cup, and other big events they can fit in.

“Having the opportunity to run in some of the biggest events in the country like the Knoxville Nationals, Jackson Nationals, and the High Bank Nationals is really a dream come true,” Henry said. “Since strapping into my first sprint car it is always the goal to get an opportunity like this, and aside from Shane Liebig for putting this in front of me, I have to thank all of the other car owners that have helped me over the years to get to this point. I also want to thank the McColloch family for working with me on this schedule, and giving me a great car in California to continue to compete in.”

As 2023 schedules continue to come together, please stay tuned for a complete schedule.

Henry and Liebig Motorsports would like to thank West River Trailer Sales and Service, McDonnel Farms, Olson Towing, and Speedway Engines for their support.

ON TAP: Kalib Henry’s 2023 schedule is TBD.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Kalib Henry by following him on Twitter at @KalibHenryRcn.

 

 

SUPA F SERIES SPARES UPS THE ANTE

AFTER being a minor sponsor in previous years, Supa F Series Spares has upped the ante for the upcoming 2022-23 season in 410 Sprintcars by jumping onboard with youngster Jordyn Charge as his family-owned team’s naming right’s sponsor.

The 22-year-old racer from the Melbourne, Victoria is all set go and will be contesting his seventh full season in 410 Sprintcars, along with running selected 360 Sprintcar race meetings, and is planning to contest the entire SRA Sprintcar Series, along with the Grand Annual Classic, the Victorian Title and the Easter Trail, and increased support from Supa F Series Spares is a major boost.

“The guys from Supa F Series Spares have been supporters of our family team for a few seasons now and I’m really pleased that they are coming back on board for this season in an even bigger way,” enthused Jordyn Charge.

“Supa F Series Spares is your one-stop shop when it comes to American 4x4 pickups, and their business certainly appeals to the speedway demographic.”

Charge is really pleased with how his Vic # 60 Supa F Series Spares backed Triple X looks and the goal for the season ahead is to be a consistent front-running contender.

“The team and I are really pleased with how the new colour scheme has turned out, especially with Supa F Series Spares increasing their sponsorship support, so we wanted to dedicate our entire colour scheme to them,” he explained.

“Compared to previous seasons, this season’s colour scheme is a totally different one, and it certainly showcases Supa F Series Spares in the best of light and we hope to play a part in the creating more exposure for them as a business.”

Charge’s 2022-23 season campaign gets underway on December 3 at Wangaratta City Speedway for the opening round of the Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series.

Supa F Series Spares is one of Australia’s largest distributors of automotive products and accessories for American 4x4 pickups, such as Ford F Series, Dodge RAM, Chev and GMC brands.

You can visit Supa F Series Spares at either of their store locations:

Somerton (Melbourne, Vic) 92-96 Hume Highway, Somerton Vic 3062 0393 052 522

North Lakes (Brisbane, Qld) 31 Flinders Parade, North Lakes Qld 4509 0734 812 222

 

 

POWRi Indoor Junior Knepper 55 Competitor Information POWRi Indoor Junior Knepper 55 Competitor Information

Belleville, IL. (11/21/2022) Rapidly approaching, the “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds with no other support classes on the racing docket for Saturday, December 17.

• Any Hoosier tire compound or size, including all Chili Bowl Hoosier tires and wheels will be permitted. • Fuel will be available for purchase on-site. • No Four-Wheelers will be permitted, Push-Offs will be provided by POWRi Officials.

Registrations for competitors remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details: Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details: Pits Open: 8:00 AM General Admission: 3:00 PM Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM Hot Laps 5:00 PM Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing: General Admission: Adults: $25.00 Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout: National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

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

 

 

Empire Super Sprints Crown a New Champion By Barbara Patterson

Vernon, NY - On November 12, at the Vernon Downs Hotel, the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints celebrated their 39th season by honoring the top 15 drivers. A familiar last name was etched on the championship eagle trophy, but the first name was not eight-time champion Steve Poirier but rather his nephew Jordan.

The highlight of the evening was the crowning of Jordan Poirier as the 2022 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Champion. Jordan beat out runner up Davie Franek, 3rd place Jason Barney, 4th place Shawn Donath and 5th place Danny Varin. Jordan hails from St-Mathieu de Beloeil, Quebec, Canada and began his racing career in 1000cc Lightning Sprints with championships in 2016 and 2018. He started to dabble in 360 sprint cars in 2015 and won the Pintys Knights of Thunder Series in 2020. Since the border opened after a two-year shut down, Jordan was able to commit to 2022 as his first year racing the full ESS tour. During the season, he amassed 6 Rifenburg Contracting Corp. fast time awards, 7 E & V Energy heat wins, 2 Cobra Coaches dash wins and feature wins at Airborne, Orange County Fair and Albany-Saratoga Speedways. He earned 15 top 5s, 18 top 10s and landed on the podium at 10 of the 21 races. All these accomplishments were done with his 2017 Eagle chassis and Al Parker engine.

Several special annual awards were also given out. The peer-voted Mechanic of the Year award went to Pete Northrup and Mason Olmstead, mechanics on the Danny Varin race team. Davie Franek won the last night of Speedweek at Fulton Speedway to solidify and become the Lane’s Yamaha Speedweek Champion. Jordan Poirier was presented with the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars throughout the season and won the Rifenburg Contracting Fast Time Series for consistently posting the fastest times during timed hot laps. Jeff Cook attained the Cobra Coaches Dash Series with three dash victories. He was presented a unique trophy of race car parts with snakeskin cowboy boots for him and his wife by Cobra Coaches owner Chuck Hebing. The drivers with perfect attendance and this season’s feature winners were also honored.

ESS would like to thank Lucas Oil Products, Hoosier, FX Caprara, Cobra Coaches, Rifenburg Contracting Corp, Pinnacle Investments, E & V Energy, Ashley Lynn Winery, Lacailade Masonry, and numerous dash sponsors for their support throughout the season. A big thank you to the drivers, their crews and families, the officials, and fans for a fantastic 2022 season!

 

 

TURNING A DREAM INTO A REALITY

IThas been a life-long dream for Scott Jones to run his own Sprintcar team, and it might have taken him close to 40 years to turn his dream into a reality, but he is now the owner of one of Australia’s newest Sprintcar teams: Bohud Racing.

After developing a passion for Sprintcar racing from a young age, where his dad Paul and several of his uncles were heavily involved with Sprintcars as drivers, car owners and crew members, Jones has spent the past 20 or so years helping various Sprintcar teams as a pit crew member, such as Garry Rush.

Fast forward to last year, Jones began piecing together his own Sprintcar racing team, and it was the beginning of the Bohud Racing team. You see with Jones, he doesn’t do things by halves, and he went out and purchased top flight equipment in the form of Triple X cars that are coupled with KRE Race Engines prepared 410ci engines, and he added a state-of-the-art semi-trailer transporter.

“I’ve been around Sprintcar racing my whole life and I have always harboured the desire to start up my own Sprintcar team, and I managed to do that and I’m really enjoying it so far,” explained the 40-year-old Jones, who is the proprietor of Bohud Transport in the Wollongong, NSW suburb of Unanderra.

“How starting up my own Sprintcar team came about was with my business going quite well, I was now in a position to be able to afford to it properly and I’m the type of guy who if I’m going to do something then I’ll do it properly from the beginning.”

Starting up a new Sprintcar team certainly comes with its fair share of challenges, and for Jones, he had all the equipment for a race team, but he still had to find a suitable driver, which came in the form of veteran racer Mark Blyton.

“My family and I have known Blyto (Mark Blyton) for many years now, and he was the driver I chose in order to help us setup our team and get on our feet,” added Jones.

The long-term goal for the Bohud Racing team is to within the next 12 months go out and scout a young driver to steer the NS # 14 ARRMA Australia / Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares supported Triple X car.

“The plans for our first season are to have Blyto (Mark Blyton) behind the wheel and then create an opportunity for a young driver to join our team the following season,”commented Jones, whose previous motorsport experience comes in the form of RC Racing, where he is a multiple Australian Titlefinalist and podium finisher.

“I’m really passionate about getting a young driver into our team and for us to grow together, but the short-term goal for our team is to get through our first season and then go from there.”

The plans for Bohud Racing’s first season in Sprintcars are to be based at Sydney’s Eastern Creek Speedway. The newly built80-million-dollar facility is just under a two-hour drive in the team’s transporter from their home base of Unanderra.

So far in the 2022-23 season, Bohud Racing and Blyton have made two appearances together at Eastern Creek Speedway and performed strongly, with Blyton having qualified directly into both feature races and finished.

Apart from team owner Scott Jones and team driver Mark Blyton, Bohud Racing is made up of Scott’s dad Paul along with the Swanies (David and his twin sons Tim and Brett),Matt and Greg. The team is also complemented by veteran Sprintcar mechanic John Barrett who is part of the team as an advisor to help steer them during their early stages.

The next appearance for the Bohud Racing team is going to be at Eastern Creek Speedway this Saturday night (November 26).

Upcoming 2022-23 Season Dates:

November 26 - Eastern Creek Speedway
December 3 - Eastern Creek Speedway
December 17 - Eastern Creek Speedway
December 26 - Eastern Creek Speedway
December 30 - Eastern Creek Speedway
January 1 - Eastern Creek Speedway

Bohud Racing is proudly supported by the following 2022-23 season sponsors:

• ARRMA Australia
• Illawarra Truck Repairs & Spares
• Hills Truck Sales - Wollongong
• Inland Petroleum
• Sloanebuilt Trailers
• AEI Insurance Broking Group

The Bohud Racing merchandise is now here. We have t-shirts, hoodies, hats, beanies and beer holders available for purchase - either at the track or online. To check out our full range and to place your order, visit our online store atbohudracing.com.au

To find out more about Bohud Racing or to follow their racing activities, LIKE them on Facebook or FOLLOW them on Instagram by searching Bohud Racing.

 

 

Car Owner Lenny Boyd Files First Entry For 2023 Indoor Auto Racing Series For Driver Joey Bailey

Trenton, NJ - As a driver, Lenny Boyd of Howell, NJ won four Indoor auto races in his career, two of them inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and two of them at Niagara Falls, NY Decades later as a car owner with wife Donna, the Boyds have filed the first official entries for the 2023 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels with driver Joey Bailey of Monroe Township NJ driving their familiar bright yellow No. 1B. Together, Bailey, in the Boyd car have been a formidable team, though to date, they lack one thing: an A-Main feature victory. Boyd reflected back on the 2022 Indoor season. “No doubt it was our best year ever indoors. Finished fourth in Series points, Had some good finishes, good time trial results, and not a scratch on the car after a three race Indoor Series. Very happy with that. “You like to win, but I think we made a marked improvement in performance,” Bailey said. The Indoor Auto Racing series will kick off its 2023 campaign in Allentown, PA at the PPL Center on January 6 and 7 with the 7th running of the Ironton Global sponsored events. The TQ Midgets will again headline that event along with the Slingshots and Champ Karts which will run double features at that event. The Boyd TQ with Joey Bailey is also entered in the NAPA KNOW HOW Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic, the signature event of the Indoor Auto Racing Series. The January 28-29 NAPA KNOW HOW sponsored weekend will feature a first ever “Double Down” schedule, with two main events and two Gambler’s Classic Cup trophies being handed out for the TQ Midgets, one on Friday night and another on Saturday night. Adding another flair to the weekend and bonus for attendees, will be herald the return of Dirt 600 Micro Sprint racing inside the historic Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City venue for the first time in a decade. “The 2023 race weekend will be our 20th hosting the event in Atlantic City and we are going all in to make it the best weekend yet,” stated series promoter Len Sammons. “The Dirt Micro Sprint division gives us a different look and hopefully brings in a different group of drivers to experience the fun in Atlantic City.” Wingless Dirt 600 Micro Sprints will qualify Friday for their feature Saturday. There is also a scheduled Thursday night practice for all divisions. New, restricted rules are in place to limit competition to 600cc Micro Sprints that run on dirt and eliminate specialty built cars for indoor racing competition on concrete. Team entering this division will be required to run Hoosier dirt treaded tires, either a RD20 or the U6SA/ASCS spec compound only. Tickets for the recently announced return of the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals for the wingless 600 Micro Sprints at the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ will go on sale Wednesday, October 26. For more information including ticket information, host hotel rates and racer entry forms visit the series website www.indoorracing.com.

Photo Credit: Indoor Auto Racing Series PR Caption: Lenny Boyd and team prepare the No. 1B in advance of the March 2022 Indoor Auto Racing event in Syracuse, NY for driver Ryan Tidman.

 

 

NEW OWNERSHIP AND EXPANSION FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS IN 2023

HAMILTON, Ont. (November 19, 2022) – 2023 will be a year of change as the Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) will no longer be a club and has been taken over by Peter Turford. In addition, the SOS will be the lone 360 Sprint Car series in Ontario as an agreement has been made between the SOS and Knights of Thunder (KoT) for the SOS to be the lone 360 travelling series in Ontario.

The 2023 series schedule is expected to see a combination of the tracks both series have raced at previously, with the total number of races projected to be in the 12-15 range. The SOS race night purse will match the KoT purse structure ($2000-to-win, $250-to-start). Some additional bonuses will be added as well.

The series will utilize a time trial and passing point format. Drivers will now time trial in their warm up against their fellow heat race competitors. The fastest time trialer will be inverted to the 4th place starting position and passing points will be given out to all competitors. The top 4 drivers will re-draw for the top 4 starting spots while the 5th through 8th ranked passing points cars will re-draw for spots 5 through 8 with the remainder of the field lined up straight up by their passing points.

As many as 10 races may be broadcast live on GForceTV with all additional races being broadcast on delay by GForceTVLite.

“We are really looking forward to 2023,” stated Turford. “None of this would have happened without the leadership of the past SOS leadership and KoT leader Clinton Geoffrey; everyone setting their own agendas aside for the benefit of 360 Sprint Car racing in Ontario. I’m looking forward to what the upcoming season has to bring and I’m even more excited to announce more news in the coming weeks.”

SOS Media Website: www.southernontariosprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: SouthernOntarioSprints Instagram: southernontariosprints

About the Southern Ontario Sprints tour: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Visit www.southernontariosprints.com for more information.

 

 

KMS PLAYS JOKER AND PODIUMS

ONCE every season, over the course of five pre-determined rounds, the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series has a JOKER card system, where each driver gets to play it and get double points, and for Dayne Kingshott and the Krikke Motorsport team, they played theirs during last Saturday night’s third round at the Perth Motorplex and it paid off.

Doubling up as the annual King of Wings, Kingshott was on the pace throughout the night and fought hard throughout the 40-lap feature race and was rewarded with sticking the WA # 2 Mobil 1 supported Maxim on the podium in third.

What made Kingshott’s podium result on Saturday night even more special, apart from the fact he had played his JOKER card which seven of his rivals also did, was the fact he had to contend with a broken jacob’s ladder (rear end) in the final 15 laps after contact with the outside wall.

“Heading into Saturday night, the team decided to play our JOKER card, as we couldn’t have asked for better form leading into it, as we had just come off a win, and it was great to finish on the podium, especially with the challenges we faced in the second half of the race,” commented Kingshott, who during last season’s campaign had played the team’s JOKER card and it backfired on them when they recorded a DNF in the feature race.

“Apart from carrying good form into the King of Wings, we wanted to get our JOKER card play out of the way, as the competition is only going to be getting tougher from here on in with all of the international and interstate competitors that are going to be rolling into town shortly.”

Earlier in the night, Kingshott won the right to start the feature race from the outside of the front row after taking out Dash B and leading up to that finished second in his heat race and topped his group in qualifying time trials, and his result consolidated his second-place spot in the current Maddington Toyota Series point standings.

“It was pleasing to continue our solid start to the season by putting together another solid night, as it has naturally helped us maintain our spot at the pointy-end of the Maddington Toyota Series points,” Kingshott said.

“Our goal for this season is to challenge for the Maddington Toyota Series win, and I can’t thank the entire Krikke Motorsport team enough for giving me a fantastic car every night that gives me the opportunity to do that.”

Dayne and the Krikke Motorsport team now turn their attention to the upcoming Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title on December 3 back at the Perth Motorplex.

Current Maddington Toyota Series Point Standings (after three completed rounds):
1 Jason Kendrick (Joker) - 580 points
2 Dayne Kingshott (Joker) - 568
3 James Inglis (Joker) - 528
4 Callum Williamson (Joker) - 528
5 Kye Scroop (Joker) - 520

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:

• Mobil 1
• Bunbury Toyota
• Maxwill Racing Engines
• PWR Performance Products
• Redline Media
• RPM Race Products
• Taralea Farms Macadamias
• Performance Racegear
• P1 Advanced Racewear
• Number 4 Composites
• Resolve Automotive Spraypainters
• Blackbeard Designs
• JP Signs
• Krikkemotorsport.store

The Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from previous seasons, is available at the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, visit our online store: krikkemotorsport.store

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on their social-media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Invading Merced Speedway for Final Two Races of Season

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2022) - Dominic Scelzi will wrap up the 2022 season this week at a two-day sprint car event at Merced Speedway.

The action at the bullring in Merced, Calif., runs Tuesday and Wednesday.

"It's tiny, one of the smallest places in California," Scelzi said. "I love it. It reminds me of Grand Forks (in North Dakota). I've been there when the track is really wet and when it's really dry. I think I've raced there five times since they reconfigured it. We've ran second I think three times and third once when I tried to be the hero going for the win."

Scelzi posted an eighth-place result at the track in March.

"I feel as confident as ever rolling in there this week," he said. "There will be a bunch of good drivers. I'm excited for the challenge and hopefully we can run well."

Scelzi is coming off back-to-back ASCS Southwest Region victories in Arizona during his most recent weekend of competition. The two wins give him 11 trips to Victory Lane this season.

"We are happy to achieve double digits in the win column this year and hopefully we can add another one or two this week," he said. "I think ending the season on a positive note is huge as everyone works hard throughout each offseason. We'd love to keep the momentum rolling."

SEASON STATS -

58 races, 11 wins, 31 top fives, 41 top 10s, 48 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Tuesday and Wednesday at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Whipple Superchargers

Based in Fresno, Calif., Whipple Superchargers manufactures superchargers for all types of cars. Whipple's dedication to innovative thinking, hard work, attention to detail and outstanding product performance has led to a better, American made product for the performance industry. For more information, visit http://www.WhippleSuperchargers.com .

"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

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

 

 

Wilson Captures Most Feature Victories in Eight Years With Four Wins in 2022

Inside Line Promotions - BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (Nov. 21, 2022) - Greg Wilson earned four feature triumphs during the 2022 season.

The four victories were the most the Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics sponsored driver has recorded in a single season since 2014.

"It was great to get back to Victory Lane a few times this year," Wilson said. "Success is often measured by wins. We've had years of picking up more than four wins and years where we've struggled to find Victory Lane. I think that helps you to appreciate when you are able to win multiple times in a season. It's definitely tough these days and the competition is as good as it has probably ever been so it means a lot to win."

Wilson guided the Seeling Motorsports No. 97 to victories at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on April 23, June 25, Sept. 10 and Oct. 1. The four triumphs were tied for the most of any 410ci winged sprint car driver at the track this season and it pushes Wilson's career victory total at Fremont Speedway to 17 wins.

"Fremont Speedway has always been a special track to me and it's a place where I have a lot of laps," he said. "There's a ton of memories racing there and I feel fortunate we were able to add to that this year."

Wilson also captured two top fives and nine top 10s during limited races with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions and he garnered a top 10 with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.

"We didn't get to race as often with the All Stars and World of Outlaws as we would have liked so it was nice to get a couple of nice results," he said. "We had some hard charges that were just outside the top 10 after starting near the back of the field. I've said for a long time if we can get in the show that's where we'll be our best, but qualifying is such a critical part of setting up a successful night you can be buried without much of a chance of making the show if you don't do well at the beginning of a race night. I feel like we showed some improvement in qualifying with room to grow.

"I want to thank Andy Potter and everyone at Seeling Motorsports for a good season together. Also, a huge thank you goes to all of our partners, including Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics, for the continued support."

SEASON STATS -

62 races, 4 wins, 9 top fives, 23 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 42 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ohio Logistics

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

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

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Inter-State Truck Repair, Sandridge Customs, Sugar Street Bar & Grill, BRS Racing Shocks, Saldana Racing Products, Ultra-Shield Seats, Sharp Advantage, Smith Titanium, CJMM, Maverick's Portables, Greber Racing Components and Ti22 Performance for their continued support.

 

 

ECO Mechanical Inc. and MSR partner for 2023

November 21, 2022

HOLLY, Mich. –ECO Mechanical Inc. has signed on as a supporting partner of the Must See Racing Midwest Lights crate sprint car series for the 2023 season.

Located in Wellington, Ohio, Environmental Chambers and Ovens Mechanical Inc. is headed by Ed McKnight a longtime and well-known supporter of racetracks, race teams and the sport of car racing.

McKnight and his company supported the MSR Midwest Lights at the team level last season providing sponsorship to both Joshua Sexton and the series inaugural champion J.J. Henes.

"All of us at Must See Racing are delighted to welcome ECO Mechanical Inc. and Ed McKnight with his racing experience and enthusiasm to the Midwest Lights racing family” said Hanks. "We've seen Ed and his company for the past few seasons support several teams in our series and have experienced firsthand his passion for our sport that fits perfectly with our values, goals and objectives. We look forward to working with him in 2023 as the series continues to grow."

The MSR Midwest Lights will visit Lorain Raceway Park in South Amherst, Ohio on April 22 and September 23, plus, join the MSR National 410 Series for the second annual BOB FREY CLASSIC on Saturday August 19, 2023, and the AMERICAN SPEED U.S. NATIONALS, a two-day 2023 Memorial Weekend open wheel special honoring our country’s veterans at Michigan’s Birch Run Speedway and Event Center. A full schedule will soon be announced.

For more information on Must See Racing and the upcoming Midwest Lights season, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Zach Daum to Take on Junior Knepper 55 in POWRi Return to DuQuoin Zach Daum to Take on Junior Knepper 55 in POWRi Return to DuQuoin

Belleville, IL. (11/18/2022) Returning to the Southern Illinois Center on December 17th will witness POWRi salute the memory of one of the region’s most accomplished car owners with the renewing of the Junior Knepper 55 as another Illinois talent eyes the $5,000 to win top paying prize.

Fresh off winning the inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota Championship in 2022, the three-time Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League Champion Zach Daum, of Pocahontas Illinois, continues to solidify his racing legacy as one of the top talents in the open-wheel world.

Highlighted by twenty-one career feature victories, the 2007 POWRi National Midget League Rookie of the Year, will enter the Junior Knepper 55 sitting sixth on the all-time win list as well as locked in a tie atop the standings with Brad Loyet for the most career championships at three apiece.

Entering the Junior Knepper 55 in the indoor DuQuoin event will see Zach Daum drive the familiar Harris Racing, Advanced Racing Suspensions, Halsey Machine, Moons Auto Body, Spike Chassis, Fontana Racing Engine #91; Daum aims to add the hardware at the speedy Southern Illinois “mini-magic-mile”.

Registrations for competitors remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

The “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds with no other support classes on the racing docket.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details: Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details: Pits Open: 8:00 AM General Admission: 3:00 PM Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM Hot Laps 5:00 PM Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing: General Admission: Adults: $25.00 Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout: National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

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

 

 

Fremont Speedway to reward race teams Nov. 27; A look at the top 10 in points

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – The top 10 in points for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints, Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will receive their awards and point fund money at an informal gathering Sunday, Nov. 27 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Flower Building at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds.

Drivers in the top 10 in points and the rookies of the year are encouraged to attend between noon and 3 p.m. to receive their trophy and point fund check. A photographer will be present. Light snacks will be provided.

Following is a look at the season for the top 10 in points for each division:

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints

Champion – Craig Mintz, Gibsonburg, Ohio – Fremont’s 2010, 2012 and 2018 track champion added his fourth title in dramatic fashion, charging through the field on championship night. The 2022 title was something Mintz and his family aimed for as it was the 50th anniversary of friend Johnny Auxter’s track title (1972). After celebrating the pair’s titles at the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame, Auxter passed away two weeks later. Mintz competed in 17 of the 18 features in 2022, missing only the Oct. 7 All Star Circuit of Champions event. He scored three wins (July 30, Aug. 6 and Sept. 17) to run his career total to 17 at the track. Mintz posted 15 top 10 finishes and 12 top five runs. His average A-main finishing position was a remarkable fifth.

2. – DJ Foos, Fremont, Ohio. Foos, Fremont’s 2021 410 sprint and 2012 305 sprint track champion and 2013 410 rookie of the year competed in all 18 features in 2022. The 2017 FAST and 2019 and 2021 Attica Fremont Championship Series titlist racked up 14 top 10 runs and nine top five finishes including six podium runs (four runner-up runs). His average A-main finishing position was 7th.

3. – John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont Speedway’s three time 410 track champion (2001, 2002 and 2004), four time 305 champion (1994, 2013, 2018 and 2019) and 2013 dirt truck champion, competed in 14 of the 18 A-mains in 2022. Ivy, who sits fourth on the track’s all-time win list with 60 feature wins, recorded four top 10 finishes including a season best third on Sept. 17. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

4. – Cole Macedo, Lemmore, Calif. The 2022 Attica Fremont Championship Series champion put together a remarkable 2022 at the track, winning four 410 features and a pair of 360 victories to raise his career total at Fremont to 10. Macedo competed in 15 of the 18 A-mains in 2022. He racked up 10 top 10 finishes and eight top five runs including five podium finishes. Macedo’s average A-main finishing position was seventh.

5. – Troy Vaccaro, Castalia, Ohio. Fremont’s 1997 305 sprint champion competed in 12 of the 18 A-mains in 2022. He recorded a pair of top 10 finishes including a season-best 7th on Sept. 24. His average A-main finishing position was 15th.

6. – Stuart Brubaker, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2008, 2010 and 2011 305 track champion and 2012 410 rookie of the year competed in 12 of the 18 A-mains in 2022. He posted six top 10 finishes including a season best pair of sixth place runs. Brubaker’s average A-main finishing position was 12th.

7. – Travis Philo, Bowling Green, Ohio. Philo battled in 13 of the 18 A-mains in 2022, posting 10 top 10 finishes and six podium finishes including his first ever Fremont win on Aug. 13. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

8. – Chris Andrews, Huron, Ohio. Andrews competed in 14 of the 18 A-mains in 2022, racking up seven top 10 finishes and four top five runs including a pair of season best runner-up finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

9. – Darin Naida, Adrian, Mich. Fremont Speedway’s 2022 rookie of the year competed in 10 of the 18 A-mains in 2022. He recorded a pair of top finishes including a season best seventh on Aug. 6. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

10. – Kyle Capodice, Sandusky, Oho. Fremont Speedway’s 2021 rookie of the year competed in eight of the 18 A-mains in 2022, posting a season best 7th place finish on May 14. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints

Champion – Paul Weaver, Fremont, Ohio. Weaver added his fourth 305 sprint track championship at Fremont Speedway (2005, 2006, 2021, 2022) and his third straight Attica Fremont Championship Series title (2020, 2021 and 2022). Weaver competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022, never finishing out of the top nine. He posted seven wins in 2022 at Fremont (June 12, June 25, July 9, Aug. 6, Sept. 10, Sept. 24 and Oct. 8) to run his career total to 71 at the track, putting him third on the all-time win list. His average A-main finishing position was a remarkable fourth.

2. – Steve Rando, Lindsey, Ohio. Rando competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022, recording nine top 10 finishes and six top five finishes including three podium runs with a pair of season best runner-up finishes. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

3. – Kasey Jedrzejek, LaGrange, Ohio. Jedrzejek, competing in his second year of 305 racing, battled in all 15 A-mains in 2022. He recorded 11 top 10 finishes and seven top five runs including three podium finishes. He scored his first Fremont Speedway win on the fair race on Aug. 22. Jedrzejek’s average A-main finishing position was ninth.

4. – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. Miller, Fremont’s 2022 dirt truck track champion, competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2022, missing only the July 23 event. He posted 11 top 10 finishes and six top five runs including a win on opening night, April 23. His average A-main finishing position was eighth.

5. – Mike Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Keegan battled in all 15 A-mains in 2022. He recorded nine top 10 finishes and four top five runs including a season best pair of fourth place finishes. Keegan’s average A-main finishing position was ninth.

6. – Brandon Moore, Clyde, Ohio. Moore competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2022, missing only the final event of the year. He recorded seven top 10 finishes and a pair of podium runs including a season best runner-up finish on May 28. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

7. – Kelsey Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Ivy competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022, racking up four top 10 finishes including a season best pair of fourth place runs. Her average A-main finishing position was 12th.

8. – Jim McGrath Jr., Clyde, Ohio. McGrath battled in 13 of the 15 A-mains, missing only the May 28 and July 23 events. He scored seven top 10 finishes including a season best third on Sept. 24. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

9. – Dustin Stroup, Fremont, Ohio. Stroup competed in 13 of the 15 A-mains in 2022, missing only the June 25 and July 9 events. He recorded 11 top 10 finishes and seven podium finishes including his eighth win at Fremont on the season finale. Stroup’s average A-main finishing position was sixth.

10. – Shawn Valenti, Risingsun, Ohio. Fremont’s four time dirt truck track champion competed in 13 of the 15 A-mains in 2022, missing only the April 30 and June 25 events. He recorded six top 10 finishes including wins on May 14 and July 23. Coupled with his four truck wins in 2022, Valenti now has 73 career feature wins at Fremont, placing him second on the all-time win list, just three away from hall-of-famer Art Ball. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

Rookie of the year – Haldon Miller, Clyde, Ohio. Miller competed in eight of the 15 A-mains in 2022 and finished 14th in the 305 points. He recorded a season best fifth place finish on the season finale. His average A-main finishing position was 17th.

Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks

Champion – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. Miller battled in 15 of the 16 A-mains, missing only opening night. Other than a 14th place finish on Aug. 6, Miller never finished out of the top seven. He scored seven wins in 2022 (April 30, May 28, June 11, Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14) and coupled with a 305 sprint win in 2022, now has 38 career feature wins at Fremont, placing him 12th on the all-time victory list. Miller’s average A-main finishing position was a remarkable third.

2. – Jeff Babcock, Cygnet, Ohio. Babcock competed in 14 of the 16 A-mains, missing only the May 14 and Oct. 14 events. He posted 12 top 10 finishes and 10 podium finishes including wins on July 30, Aug. 6, Sept. 10 and Oct. 7 to run his career total at the track to five. His average A-main finishing position was fifth.

3. – Ben Clapp, Republic, Ohio. Clapp battled in all 16 A-mains in 2022, racking up 14 top 10 finishes and five top five runs including a pair of season best runner-up finishes. Take out a 12th place finish on opening night and an 11th place run on the season finale and Clapp never finished out of the top eight. His average A-main finishing position was 6th.

4. - Dustin Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2017 dirt truck and 2018 limited late model track champion competed in 15 of the 16 A-mains in 2022, missing only the season finale. He scored 13 top 10 finishes and seven top five finishes including a season best pair of runner-up finishes. Take out the season opening 13th and an 18th on July 23, Keegan never finished out of the top nine. His average A-main finishing position was 7th.

5. – Jim Holcomb, Tiffin, Ohio. Holcomb, Fremont’s 2016 truck rookie of the year, competed in 14 of the 16 A-mains, missing only the July 23 and season finale. He battled to 11 top 10 finishes and five top five runs including a season best runner-up on July 30. Holcomb’s average A-main finishing position as 7th.

6. – Dave Gumby Jr., Ottawa Lake, Mich. Fremont’s dirt truck rookie of the year competed in 14 of the 16 A-mains in 2022, missing only May 14 and Sept. 10. He recorded 12 top 10 finishes and 10 top five runs. Take out a 19th place finish on Sept. 14 and a 12th place run on Oct. 7 and Gumby did not finish out of the top seven. He scored his first ever Fremont wins on July 9 and Oct. 1. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

7. – Shawn Valenti, Risingsun, Ohio. Fremont’s 2014, 2019, 2020 and 2021 dirt truck track champion battled in 15 of the 16 A-mains, missing only the April 30 event. Other than a 20th place finish on July 30, he never finished out of the top eight, posting 10 podium finishes. Valenti recorded wins on April 23, May 14, July 23 and Aug. 13. Valenti’s average A-main finishing position was fourth.

8. – Keith Sorg, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2016 and 2018 dirt truck track champion competed in all 16 A-mains in 2022. He scored seven top 10 finishes including a season best runner-up on May 14. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

9. - Kent Brewer, Fremont, Ohio. Fremont’s 2015 dirt truck track champion battled in 15 of the 16 A-mains in 2022, missing only the Sept. 24 event. He posted nine top 10 finishes including a season-best pair of fourth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

10. – Cody Laird, Fremont, Ohio. Laird competed in 13 of the 16 A-mains in 2022. He recorded six top 10 finishes including a season best sixth on Oct. 7. Laird’s average A-main finishing position was 11th.

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

 

 

LABORERS’ INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA RETURNS AS RUMBLE SPONSOR

Coalition Powerhouse Continues Support of Non-Winged 600 Midgets With Achiever Award

ROSSBURG, OH (Nov. 19, 2022) – Non-Winged 600 Midgets at this year’s 24th running of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will again be under the sponsorship of the Laborer’s International Union of North America (LiUNA). New to the sponsorship this year will be the LiUNA Achiever Award – a $250 bonus to the driver accumulating the most points over the course of the two-day event, December 30 and 31.

LIUNA is a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build the United States and Canada. At a half-million strong, LIUNA members are a skilled and experienced union workforce trained to work safely in the construction and energy industries.

“Recently, our LiUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan was quoted as saying – let’s rise to every challenge, let’s seize every opportunity, let’s overcome every setback and let’s win every battle,” commented LiUNA representative Gary Bretz. “We see those same traits among the many Non-Winged 600 Midgets that move their racing program indoors each December and feel proud to attach our name to their chase.”

“Their efforts will not go unnoticed,” continued Bretz. “From qualifying, to the heats and through the main event, points will be earned by the racers and at the conclusion of Saturday’s competition, we will be recognizing the driver accumulating the most points with the LiUNA Achiever Award.”

Utilizing the same basic set-up that they use throughout the summer on dirt tracks throughout the area, the Non-Winged LiUNA 600’s move their program indoors to the purposely built 1/6-mile concrete oval inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum each December. Each night they are joined by Midgets, Winged 600 Midgets, Go-Karts, and Quarter Midgets in complete racing programs of qualifying, heat races and a main event.

Justin Harper and Tyler Gunn toppled the veterans last year and are the defending Non-Winged 600 Midget winners

 

TATNELL ANNOUNCES AUSSIE RETURN
The Shaun Dobson Racing team is excited to reveal that Brooke Tatnell will be making his long-awaited return to Australia, and they have locked himin as their team driver for what is a jam-packed 2022-23 season schedule.
In what is going to be Tatnell’s first trip to Australia in nearly three years, the Hobart, Tasmania-based Shaun Dobson Racing team recently approached Tatnell about the possibility of him running for them.
“Brooke and our family have known each other for a long time, and we have always had a strong relationship, so I reached out to him to see if he was interested in driving for our team, and it all snow balled from there,” commented Shaun Dobson Racing team owner Andrew Dobson.
“It’s very exciting for our team to be making a return to Sprintcar racing and to be able to do it with a driver of Brooke’s calibre makes it all the more special.”
The Dobson and Tatnell duo’s plans for this two-month trip are to run Sydney’s Eastern Creek Speedway over the Christmas-New Year period, following by venturing up to Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway for the Australian Open and then they will be heading south into Victoria and South Australia to compete in the President’s Cup at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, the King’s Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway and the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway. After that, they will conclude their schedule by travelling over to Western Australia to compete in the Australian Championship at the Perth Motorplex.
“We have mapped out a very busy schedule running all of the major shows, and the team’s goal is to be a front-running contender night in night out – and nothing less,” stated Dobson.
“Brooke has been a world-class driver for many years now and it’s fantastic for the sport of Sprintcar racing here in Australia to have one of their favourite sons back on our shores racing in the major events across the country.”
The Shaun Dobson Racing team will be campaigning a Cool Chassis and KRE Race Engines package for Tatnell and also run under the family’s Tas # 77. It will also see Shane Finch run the team once again, and as most know, he has a long association with Tatnell through their years working together at the Krikke Motorsport team.
After15 years running with his son Shaun in firstly Junior Sedans and then Sprintcars, which has seen Shaun step away from racing, for team owner Andrew Dobson, this is going to be the first time he has had a driver other than a family member run for under the Shaun Dobson Racing banner.
“Shaun has retired from racing due to family and business commitments, but you can never say never when it comes to whether or not he could unretire himself down the track,” joked Andrew Dobson.
Shaun Dobson Racing 2022-23 Season Schedule:
December 26 Eastern Creek Speedway (NSW)
December 30 Eastern Creek Speedway (NSW)
January 1 Eastern Creek Speedway (NSW)
January 4 $10,000 to Win Eastern Creek Speedway (NSW)
January 6 Sydney Royale (Night 1)Eastern Creek Speedway (NSW)
January 7 $20,000 Sydney Royale (Night 2)Eastern Creek Speedway (NSW)
January 11 Qld VS NSW State SeriesArcherfield Speedway (Qld)
January 13 Australian Open (Night 1)Archerfield Speedway (Qld)
January 14 $20,000 Australian Open (Night 2)Archerfield Speedway (Qld)
January 20 and 21 $20,000 Red Hot Sumer Tour (Night 1 and 2) Toowoomba Speedway (Qld)
January 25 President’s CupAvalon Raceway (Vic)
January 26 King’s Challenge Borderline Speedway (SA)
January 27, 28 and 29 Grand Annual Classic (Nights 1, 2 and 3)Premier Speedway (Vic)
February 9 Prelude to the ChampionshipPerth Motorplex (WA)
February 10 and 11 Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship (Nights 1 and 2) Perth Motorplex (WA)
Shaun Dobson Racing would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:
• WK Quantum Quartz
• Albert Road Store
• Joinery Supplies Tasmania
• Cool Chassis
• KRE Race Engines

 

ENGINE PRO AND MUST SEE RACING CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP FOR 2023

Nov 18, 2022

HOLLY, Mich. – Engine Pro and Must See Racing officials today announced a continuation of their 12-year marketing partnership for the upcoming 2023 season supporting grass root racing.

The new agreement includes an extension of both the Engine Pro’s presenting sponsorship of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series and support of the MSR AMERICAN SPEED U.S NATIONALS at Michigan’s Birch Run Speedway on the 2023 Memorial Day weekend and the BOB FREY CLASSIC on August 19, 2023, at Lorain Raceway Park in Amherst, Ohio.

“We are enthusiastic and excited to go into yet another season with the support of our valued partners at Engine Pro,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks.

“Engine Pro, along with their product partners are recognized leaders in the high-performance engine business and are major supporters of our series. We proudly showcase Engine Pro, their product supply companies and their international distribution partners at our race events and in the homes of viewers across the country on our national MAVTV / SPEED SPORT television programming of selected events “concluded Hanks.

Engine Pro’s nationwide distribution centers stock a full line of internal engine components for domestic and import passenger car, light truck, heavy duty, industrial, marine, agricultural and performance applications.

Engine Pro also manufactures its own performance products under the Engine Pro label. This enables performance engine builders to offer quality products at a moderate price to keep racing affordable so the racers can do what they do best - win races.

The 2023 event schedule continues to enhance and grow MSR’s long standing racing entertainment tradition for loyal race fans at many of the most significant, historic and famous short tracks in the country featuring some of the best open wheel winged sprint car drivers from all across the country and Canada.

For more information on Must See Racing, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Huset’s Speedway Features $250,000-to-Win Huset’s High Bank Nationals and $53,000-to-Win Silver Dollar Nationals During Action-Packed 2023 Schedule

Inside Line Promotions – BRANDON, S.D. (Nov. 18, 2022) – Huset’s Speedway will host approximately two dozen nights of racing in 2023.

Several marquee events highlight next season’s schedule, which kicks off May 14 with the Mother’s Day Opener.

Among the stellar events will be the 2nd annual Huset’s High Bank Nationals featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, running June 21-24. The event showcases three qualifying nights leading up to a 40-lap finale that pays $250,000 to win – the biggest payout in sprint car history – and $5,000 to start.

New to the track next season is the famed Silver Dollar Nationals, which has shifted homes to Huset’s Speedway. The $53,000-to-win event featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be held July 19-22.

Additional big nights include the Ben Nothdurft Memorial on May 29, the $7,000-to-win Border Battle on June 18 and the season-ending Bull Haulers Brawl featuring the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series 360ci winged sprint cars Sept. 2-3.

The Tri-State Late Models series visits during the Ben Nothdurft Memorial and the final two nights of the Silver Dollar Nationals.

The Casey’s 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig, the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series and the Nordstrom’s Automotive Late Model Street Stocks return as the premier racing divisions at Huset’s Speedway, which will run almost weekly on Sunday nights from the middle of May through Labor Day Weekend. The track will take a couple of weeks off in August in support of big events hosted by Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

For the tentative 2023 Huset’s Speedway schedule, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com/schedules.

Season Passes go on sale Dec. 1 along with the Silver Dollar Nationals four-day tickets and camping. Three-day Silver Dollar Nationals tickets go on sale Jan. 1. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at https://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true.

The first event at Huset’s Speedway in 2023 will be March 3-4 for the Huset’s Speedway Snocross National presented by TDS Trucking featuring the AMSOIL Championship Snocross.

HUSET’S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com

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

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

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HusetsSpeedwaySD

HUSET’S SPEEDWAY –

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

 

 

 

UNITED TRAILERS NEXT GENERATION DRIVERS KICK START ANNOUNCED FOR RUMBLE

$25 Pit Pass Rebate Awaits Junior Drivers in Rumble Go Kart and Quarter Midget Divisions

FORT WAYNE, IN (Nov. 17, 2022) – A great incentive for the junior class racers in this year’s 24th edition of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales was announced today by Dietsch and Rumble officials. Entitled the United Trailers Next Generation Drivers Kick Start, all junior division Go Kart and Quarter Midget drivers will receive a $25 rebate on their pit pass upon entering and participating in this year’s (December 30 &31) annual indoor racing event.

“The future of our customer base starts at the Rumble in Fort Wayne with these kids that come to race in it and then continue their career in different forms of racing,” cited Dietsch, owner of the United Trailer brand. “This is our way to thank them for pursuing racing and for many of them, for buying trailers, parts and services from our brands at Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.”

The Rumble in Fort Wayne offers many disciplines of racing for junior (under 15) competitors, including six classes of Quarter Midgets and four classes of Go Karts.

“Jason Dietsch actually got his racing itch as a junior competitor in go karts,” stated Rumble promoter Larry Boos. “He took that passion and grew with it through the years in multiple divisions of racing to now becoming a giant in the trailer industry. Through it all, he hasn’t forgotten his roots.”

Joining the Go Karts and Quarter Midgets on the 1/6 mile oval built inside of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will be Midgets along with winged and non-winged 600cc Midgets. Full racing programs will be held Friday, December 30- and Saturday, December 31.

 

 

 

FATHER AND SON LIVING THE DREAM

IT was a whirlwind off season for the father-and-son duo of Tony and Daniel Bridge, as it has resulted in Tony making a Sprintcar racing comeback after nearly 20 years away, while Daniel went from moving into Wingless Sprints to stepping into Sprintcars within the space of a month. However, despite the hectic events of the off season, the Brisbane, Queensland-based pair is relishing the chance to live a few of their Sprintcar dreams.

You see, with Tony, his Sprintcar comeback only came about after Daniel had announced he was following in his dad’s tyre tracks and moving into Sprintcars, but the two couldn’t be happier to being able to race together in their independently owned Sprintcars.

With five competitive seasons in Production Sedans of experience to fall back on, Daniel’s move into Sprintcars came about during what was a busy off season. Initially, he was making plans to step into Wingless Sprints, but a rolling chassis soon turned into a full-blown Sprintcar following an opportunity to purchase a 410 engine at a good price. From there, Daniel’s Sprintcar dreams were off and running and it made a busy off season even busier.

“Having grown up around Sprintcars, I’ve always wanted to go Sprintcar racing, and even though it was a huge off season, it’s a great feeling being able to realise a Sprintcar dream,” explained the 26-year-old, who drives the Qld # 41 Adventure Caravans backed JEI car.

“During the off season, I have built up a Sprintcar, and so far, I have had a couple of practice nights and one race meeting and I’m really enjoying the whole experience.

“The goals for my first season are to get as much track time as possible and gain more experience as I go and hopefully improve as the season goes on.”

Following Daniel’s move into Sprintcars, it prompted his dad, Tony, to make a return to the driver’s seat of a Sprintcar at the age of 61 after being on the sideline for 18 years. From 1992 through to 2003, Tony was one of Queensland’s leading Sprintcar racers, and the highlight of his career during that period was his Queensland Title victory in the year 2000 at Toowoomba Speedway.

“I couldn’t help myself when I found out Daniel was going to go Sprintcar racing, so I thought, it would be pretty cool to get back out there myself and race together,” enthused the pilot of the Qld # 24 Adventure Caravans supported Triple X car, who prior to Sprintcar came from a solid Super Sedan racing background during the 1980s and into the early 1990s.

“A lot has changed technology wise since I last raced a Sprintcar, but at the same time, the fundamentals of one are pretty much the same. However, there is quite a lot for me to take in as I attempt to get back into the swing of things, but my main goal is to have some fun with my son.”

The plans ahead for Tony and Daniel are to base their 2022-23 season racing schedule around Archerfield Speedway and Toowoomba Speedway tracks, as well as selected runs at Lismore Speedway in northern NSW.

“With both our race cars based in Brisbane and since it is our first season as a team of two, we are basing our season schedule around the local tracks, and whatever happens during the rest of the season, I’m just really happy to be living my Sprintcar dream and go racing with dad,” added Daniel.

The next outing for the Bridge father-and-son duo is set to be back at Archerfield Speedway for this Saturday night’s latest East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship round.

Tony and Daniel Bridge would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:
• Adventure Caravans - Slacks Creek
• Street & Strip Performance
• ATB Metal Fab

To find out more about Tony and Daniel Bridge and to follow their racing activities, by LIKING Daniel Bridge Racing on Facebook.

 

 

Following eventful first season with Akright Auto Racing Team, Alex Pokorski looks forward to 2023

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) November 16, 2022 – After two seasons of sharing time behind the wheel of his family’s familiar blue No. 4 Pokorski Motorsports 360 Sprint Car with his multi-time championship-winning father, Paul, Alex Pokorski seized the opportunity to stretch his legs on a full-time basis behind the wheel of the Spyder Akright-owned Akright Auto Racing Team red No. 4 machine, during an up-and-down 2022 season of competition with the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing and Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Cars.

Pokorski completed his first full-time campaign with the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars 14th in the final 2022 PDTR 360 Sprint Car point standings. He also finished 15th in the 2022 MSA point standings, as his Akright Auto Racing Team No. 4 car competed in 17 of the series’ 19 events.

Pokorski’s 2022 MSA campaign featured one top-five, two top-10 and six top-15 A-main showings to go along with one heat race victory and one B-main triumph. The highlight of the 2022 season was a career-best-equaling fourth place A-main finish in an Akright Auto MSA 360 Sprint Car event at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 27.

In addition, Pokorski’s father, Paul, who wrapped up his stellar career as a regular competitor during the 2021 season, entered a pair of MSA-PDTR 360 Sprint Car events at The Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. on a fill-in basis during the 2022 campaign, while racking up one top-10 and a pair of top-15 A-main showings.

Due to a college commitment for Alex, Paul filled in behind the wheel of the Akright Auto No. 4 car for the 2022 PDTR 360 Sprint Car opener at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, May 7.

After advancing to the main event with a third place showing in the B main, Pokorski rolled off 19th in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car headliner and worked primarily the high line around the multi-groove racing surface en route to a 10th-place A-main finish to kick off the 2022 season.

On Saturday, May 14, Alex settled into the seat of the Akright Auto No. 4 machine at The Plymouth Dirt Track. The third-year 360 Sprint Car driver used a strong move to work past Blake Wondra on the final lap of the B main to secure the sixth and final transfer spot to the A main, where he finished 21st in a caution-free race.

One night later, Alex and the Akright Auto Racing Team ventured to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. for an MSA event. After starting ninth in the main event, Alex was running 10th when he drifted high in turn four and hit the front stretch wall, which forced him to stop on the track to bring out the race’s lone caution flag. The damage was too extensive for Pokorski to return to the race as he was scored 15th in the race.

With the national touring Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Car Series making its annual visit to The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds along with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series, Pokorski qualified 17th in the 31-car PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Car field and transferred directly to the A main with a fifth place finish in heat race action. After starting 16th, Pokorski placed 17th in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car main event.

The PDTR 360 Sprint Car event on Saturday, May 28 saw both Alex and Paul in action on the same night for just the third time ever and the lone occasion during the 2022 season, as Alex steered the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team car and Paul guest drove Spyder Akright’s 53A machine.

In PDTR 360 Sprint Car group qualifying, Paul turned in the 16th fastest lap with a time of 12.791 seconds, while Alex qualified 20th with a lap of 12.896 before Paul finished sixth in the first 360 Sprint Car heat race and Alex placed fourth in the third heat race.

Both Alex and Paul found themselves in the B main needing to finish in the top six spots to earn a transfer position to the evening’s 25-lap A main with Alex lining up third and Paul starting fifth. Alex went on to claim his first B main victory of the 2022 season, while Paul placed third to advance to the main event.

Paul rolled off 19th in the 25-lap 360 Sprint Car A main and put together a solid run up through the field, including a brief side-by-side duel with Alex, in the early going. The 30-year racing veteran advanced seven spots in the event to come home with a 12th place finish in what turned out to be his final race of the 2022 campaign.

Meanwhile, Alex was involved in a pair of spins during the event, which impeded his progress. Alex’s second spin on lap 22 brought out a caution flag when Lance Fassbender was unable to avoid contact with his spinning car in turn three. After restarting at the rear of the field, Alex recovered to record a 17th place showing.

Alex’s night got off to a promising start in a PDTR 360 Sprint Car event on Saturday, June 18, as he ripped off the second fastest qualifying lap in the 26-car PDTR 360 Sprint Car field with a lap of 12.435 seconds.

The third-year 360 Sprint Car competitor started a 2022 season-best eighth in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car main event and was running sixth when his car suddenly lost power and rolled to a stop on lap 8 with an engine failure, which resulted in a 22nd place finish.

With a different power plant under the hood, Pokorski returned to action during the special Road America Challenge all-Sprint Car event at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Thursday, June 30, which proved to be challenging.

After qualifying 10th in the 29-car PDTR 360 Sprint Car field, Pokorski placed seventh in his heat race before starting 11th in the B main. He advanced up to ninth at the finish of the 12-lap race to fall three spots short of advancing to the main event, which was the only time he failed to qualify for an MSA-PDTR A main during the 2022 season.

On Saturday, July 9, Pokorski placed fifth in his heat race to earn the 13th starting spot in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main. Pokorski was running 11th when the front wing of his car became dislodged, which caused him to drop back to 14th at the finish.

With a strong field of 32 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars on hand, the Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program on Saturday, July 16 got off to a fast start as Pokorski turned the second-fastest qualifying time in the first heat race grouping and the 17th fastest overall qualifying lap with a time of 12.816 seconds.

After finishing second in his heat race, Pokorski lined up on the outside of the front row for the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main on a lightning fast and undulating track surface. Pokorski was running second on lap 5 when his car dug into the treacherous turn four cushion, launching him into a series of hard flips into the turn four fence ending his weekend with a 21st place finish to his credit.

Pokorski opened the July 30 PDTR 360 Sprint Car with the 19th fastest qualifying lap before finishing fifth in his heat race. He then started 12th and finished 13th in the 25-lap main event to record a season-best A-main showing.

One week later, the West Bend, Wis. driver added another 13th-place A-main finish on Saturday, Aug. 6 at The Plymouth Dirt Track before posting a 16th place main event showing, after stating 15th in a PDTR 360 Sprint A main at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Friday, Aug. 26.

The highlight of Pokorski’s 2022 campaign came one night later in his debut appearance at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. for an MSA 360 Sprint Car event on Saturday, Aug. 27.

Pokorski was quick right out of the gate behind the wheel of the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team 360 Sprint Car as he registered the fourth fastest overall time among the 29-car MSA group qualifying field with a lap of 14.068 seconds.

The West Bend driver rolled off from the pole position of the fourth eight-lap MSA heat race and bolted into the lead on the drop of the green flag before quickly building up a half-straightaway lead over defending MSA champion and current point leader Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls. Pokorski held strong throughout the eight-lap event en route to his first heat race victory of the 2022 season.

After starting fourth, Pokorski rode the momentum in the 25-lap MSA A main to place a career-best fourth in his first-career A main at Wilmot Raceway.

After starting 18th in the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main at The Plymouth Dirt Track during the Sheboygan County Fair on Saturday, Sept. 3, Pokorski moved up to 12th on lap 14. However, an off-track excursion late in the race spoiled Pokorski’s bid for a top-10 finish and resulted in a 17th place showing.

An appearance at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 23 resulted in a 16th place A-main showing for Pokorski.

Pokorski then capped off his 2022 campaign on a strong note by driving his Akright Auto Racing Team 360 Sprint Car from 18th to 10th in the 2022 season-ending PDTR 25-lap A main during the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, Sept. 24 to record his second top-10 showing of the season and season-best main event finish at Plymouth.

“Overall, I would say 2022 was a season of learning and growth,” Pokorski said. “We didn’t end up finishing as well as I had hoped in points, but we will take what we learned to help us get better results next year. My season high point would be finishing fourth at Wilmot amongst a lot of fast cars. The season was made possible by the Akrights, my parents, our sponsors, as well as our crew. The support and camaraderie of family and friends makes racing unique and fun.”

With his first season in the seat of the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team car now under his belt, Pokorski is looking forward to continuing the racing partnership in 2023.

“Racing has been such a great part of my life and I’m happy to continue with the same team next year,” Pokorski said. “We will be making plenty of equipment changes with switching to a Triple X chassis for next year.”

Sponsors and supporters for Alex Pokorski and the 2022 Akright Auto Racing Team include Akright Auto, Petersen Septic Systems, Goeden Auto Body, Novak's Service Center, Wisconsin Bank and Trust, RC Custom Design and Pedal Down Promotions.

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Akright Auto

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

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

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

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

Alex Pokorski-Akright Auto Racing Team Sponsor Showcase – Novak Service Center Alex Pokorski and the Akright Auto Racing Team would like to acknowledge the support of long-time sponsor Novak’s Service Center of Manitowoc, which is celebrating its 50th year in business in 2022. Novak’s Service Center is a locally-owned, second-generation, family-owned, five-bay auto repair center, which has been serving customers in the Lakeshore area since 1972. Novak’s Service Center offers comprehensive auto repair services, including 4 x 4 services, brakes, car and truck care, domestic cars and trucks, electrical services, electronic services, engine and transmission, engine maintenance, expired warranty care, general service, heating and cooling services, import cars and trucks, quick lube services, tires, towing, transmission and undercar services. Located at 1320 Washington St. in Manitowoc, Novak’s Service Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 920-684-5737 or visit www.novaks1320.com. For more information on Alex Pokorski and the No. 4 Akright Auto Racing Team, check out Pokorski Motorsports on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pokorskimotorsports or visit www.pedaldownpromo.com. Pedal Down Promotions is a full-service public relations and media services company devoted to helping its clients effectively communicate with targeted audiences through press releases, newsletters, profile and feature articles, website and social media content development, printed media, editing and layout, graphic design and book publishing services. For more information on Pedal Down Promotions, email pedaldownpromotions@gmail.com, visit www.pedaldownpromo.com or call 920-323-7970.

Alex Pokorski Akright Auto Racing Team 4 Final 2022 Season By The Numbers

Total Events – 16 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 1 Top Five A Main Finishes – 1 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 2 Top 15 A Main Finishes – 6 Heat Race Victories – 1 Final Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Points Finish – 14th Final Midwest Sprint Car Association Points Finish – 15th

Paul Pokorski Akright Auto 53A/Akright Auto Racing Team 4 Final 2022 Season By The Numbers

Total Events – 2 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 0 Top Five A Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1 Top 15 A Main Finishes – 2 Heat Race Victories – 0

 

 

Junior Knepper 55 Renews in POWRi Trip to DuQuoin Indoor

Belleville, IL. (11/14/2022) Returning to the Southern Illinois Center on December 17th will witness POWRi salute the memory of one of the region’s most accomplished car owners with the renewing of the Junior Knepper 55 as competitors battle for $5,000 to win.

The “Junior Knepper 55”, a 55-lap race honoring the famed car number which adorned Walter Knepper’s storied career, will feature the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competing on a specially-constructed dirt oval inside the well-known Southern Illinois Center near the DuQuoin Fairgrounds.

Changing the name from Battle at the Center, POWRi will now honor Walter Knepper whose fifty-eight career USAC feature victories included thirty-four wins in sprint cars as well as twenty-four checkers claimed in midgets racing: with drivers Bob Wente, Tom Bigelow, Mel Kenyon, George Snider, Dana Carter, Rich Vogler, Steve Knepper, and Nick Knepper.

Registrations remain open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Junior Knepper 55” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 5th; Entries received after December 5th will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

Friday, December 16 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details:
Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details:
Pits Open: 8:00 AM
General Admission: 3:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM
Hot Laps 5:00 PM
Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing:
General Admission:
Adults: $25.00
Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Junior Knepper 55 – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout:
National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

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

 

 

HOVIS RUSH RACING SERIES TO AGAIN TAKE PART IN NORTHEAST RACING PRODUCTS SHOW IN SYRACUSE NOVEMBER 18-19; RUSH NATIONAL WEEKLY SERIES CHAMPION JEREMY WONDERLING'S RUSH LATE MODEL & LACEY SHUTTLEWORTH'S RUSH SPRINT TO BE FEATURED
By Mike Leone

(November 14, 2022) -


(Syracuse, NY)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants will once again take part in the annual Northeast Racing Products Auction & Trade Show in Syracuse, New York this Friday and Saturday, November 18-19. For the second straight year, the Show will be held in the ultra-modern Exposition Center located on the New York State Fairgrounds. The RUSH display will be the largest ever and feature the RUSH Late Model of 2022 National Weekly Series Champion Jeremy Wonderling along with the RUSH Sprint Car of Lacey Shuttleworth.

"We've always enjoyed taking part in this Show and have done so for numerous years," RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "Jeremie Corcoran has done a tremendous job bringing this show back to prominence in recent years and showcasing it at the new Expo Center has definitely taken it to another level. Over the years by participating we've connected on a lot of our current sponsor and speedway relationships, and it's always great to see so many of our Northern tier RUSH racers. We can't thank Jeremy Wonderling and Chris Shuttleworth enough for getting their cars show ready in a very short period of time since season's end and bringing them to Syracuse; they will be the centerpiece of our display and an awesome representation of RUSH!"

This year will mark the third time Wonderling will have his #3J RUSH Late Model on display in the RUSH booth. The Wellsville, NY standout took part at the 2018 and 2019 Shows following his Flynn's Tire Touring Series Championships; he won the 2020 title as well, but the Show did not take place that year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Shuttleworth, also of Wellsville, NY, meanwhile completed her first year in the RUSH Sprint Car division after moving out of kart racing. Shuttleworth, who is going to school at Jacksonville State in Alabama, didn't make her first start until July 22 and ran five Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series events. Her father Chris was a longtime "360" Sprint Car racer and was a loyal supporter during Emig's ownership of Mercer Raceway Park.

The show will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit https://northeastracingproducts.com or on Facebook by searching Northeast Racing Products Auction and Trade Show.

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, DrumPreserve, CrateInsider.com, Terry Bowser Excavating, and Stop-Fyre.

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. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

Chadwick Wins Inaugural Ti-Bills Event

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Former Australian Champion Joel Chadwick added yet another accomplishment to his impressive resume as he claimed the inaugural round of the Ti Bills Race Parts Wingless Sprints SA State Series on Saturday night at the Whyalla Speedway. After qualifying on pole Chadwick managed to pace the field for the entire 30-lap journey to lead home Mount Gambier’s Mitch Broome and Loxton resident Keke Falland.

Right from the outset Chadwick established himself to be one of the drivers to beat as he won his opening heat and finished third in the other. Following the main event Chadwick was pleased with the result but admitted that there was still work to be done.

“Tonight, the car was better than it has been but we still need to get better. We haven’t been fast enough at our other events so we went back and worked on a few things and tonight we got the result we were after. I really must thank Ti Bills and the Wingless SA committee for the work they have put in to get this series up and running and to everyone here at the Whyalla Speedway for having us here. Not just tonight but also for the State Title” added Joel.

For Broome second was a great result having never been to the track before and for the fact his team had travelled over 9 hours to compete.

Fourth place in the final went the way of Rylan Furler, who had a solid evening, while Jordon Bolitho, Bronson Mauro, Nate Trewin, William Caruso, Hayden Vickers and Jenna Kervers completed the top 10. For Trewin his seventh placed finish was an unexpected result as he charged up 13 places having started from position 20.

Matthew Tyler, Jesse Alexander, Alan Saint, Nicole Southby, debutante Tate Cowie and Caleb Evans completed the finishers.

After a relatively clean run through the heats, it all went pear shaped in the opening turn of the A-Main as William Caruso, who started from position four, spun in front of a majority of the field with a huge pile up resulting. The incident also involved Harley Alexander, Jenna Kervers and Alan Saint with Alexander being the only retirement.

Another highly fancied contender to strike issues was Jack McCarthy who hit the wall bringing out the caution with nine laps remaining.

The night was supposed to begin with Time Trials but just as the teams headed out for hotlaps the wild weather the State was experiencing hit Whyalla with a brief but heavy down pour hitting the Speedway requiring the racing program to be rescheduled. Due to the cancellation of Time Trials the heat line-upsfor the 26 drivers on hand reverted back to the random heat group draw that was conducted at the Driver’s Briefing.

Therefore, heat one saw Jack McCarthy and Hayden Vickers share the front row and that’s how they finished as McCarthy defeated Vickers, Rylan Furler, Jenna Kervers and Brad Evans to take the first ever chequered flag of the new series.

Heat two saw Mildura based driver Jordan Bolitho lead home Corey Brougham and Harley Alexander, who was debuting a new Cool Chassis that he purchased from the Brougham’s just prior to the event. The final heat of the opening round went the way of Joel Chadwick with Mitch Broome, Jesse Alexander and William Caruso completing the top four.

The second round of heat races saw the heat fields inverted and the rows swapped therefore the remaining heats produced three new winners as passing was proving to be tough. As was the case in the opening round the heat winners all came from the front row with heat four being claimed by Dale Gesell ahead of an impressive Nicole Southby and Bronson Mauro, who was making his first appearance of the season.

Heat five saw a fitting result as William Caruso, who is one of the driving forces behind the series, claimed a heat win with Rylan Furler and Jenna Kervers in hot pursuit. The final heat of the night went the way of Keke Falland, who was fortunate in the end as his right rear tyre went flat as the car sat on the scales post-race. Mitch Broome, Joel Chadwick, Darryl Knuckey and Harley Alexander completed the top five.

With both Brett Ireland and Darryl Knuckey missing from the Last Chance Qualifier a field of eight drivers were left to fight for the final four spots in the final and the 15-lap encounter was dominated by Matthew Tyler as he crossed the line six seconds ahead of debutante Tate Cowie while Caleb Evans and Nate Trewin completed the 20 driver A-Main line-up. Brad Evans, Slade Petry, Tyson Newton and Darwin’s John Murdie were the four non-qualifiers.

Round 2 of the series will beheld at the Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier on December 10, 2022. Contingency Prize Winners - Round 1 of the Ti Bills Race Parts Wingless Race Series: • Broome Family and BP Gambier West, Mount Gambier ($100 BP Fuel Voucher) – #S20 Harley Alexander • Revolution Racegear ($100 Voucher) - #S84 Jesse Alexander • Wingless Sprints of SA ($100 Cash) - #S58 Nate Trewin • Alexander Bro’s Construction & Civil ($50 Supercheap Voucher) - #S23 Jack McCarthy & #S41 Bronson Mauro • Phil Michell Motorsport Media (Complimentary Press Release) - #S15 Hayden Vickers Round 1 of the Ti Bills Race Parts Wingless Race Series Sponsors: • Serge’s Crash Repairs – Round 1 Major Sponsor • Pronto United Finance - Series Sponsor • Obst Customs and Classics – Series Sponsor • Chris’s Auto Air & Mechanical – Series Sponsor • Caruso Auto Repairs & Sales – Series Sponsor

 

 

MICHIGAN'S BIRCH RUN SPEEDWAY TO HOST THE MUST SEE RACING 2023 AMERICAN SPEED U.S. NATIONALS

November 14, 2023 – Today Must See Racing officials announced that Birch Run Speedway and Event Center in Birch Run, Michigan will host the 3rd annual American Speed U.S. Nationals on Memorial Day weekend Friday May 26th and Saturday May 27th, 2023, with full shows slated for each night.

MSR also disclosed Birch Run Speedway will be the home of the American Speed U.S. Nationals featuring the high-speed winged sprint cars in the future for years to come.

“All of us at MSR are ecstatic to have Birch Run Speedway and Event Center host this outstanding event for the upcoming 2023 Memorial Day Weekend and in the future. The major investment, updates and improvements completed at the facility over the last few seasons absolutely makes Birch Run one of the finest and well-run short tracks anywhere in the country.” said MSR founder and President Jim Hanks.


The American Speed U.S. Nationals, featuring the winged sprints, has quickly evolved into one of the most popular Memorial Day weekend Midwest short track events with the Must See Racing National 410 Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro and the Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series headlining the two days of racing.

The action will kick off on Friday night May 26 with a full night of racing featuring the MSR Midwest Lights, the MCR dwarf cars and pure stocks on the tracks ¼ mile, plus a special hot lap exhibition previewing the high horsepower superfast MSR National Series cars on the big 4/10 mile and a driver meet and greet for the fans.

The Saturday Night May 27 line up has full shows on the 4/10-mile track headlined by the MSR National 410 Sprint Series and the Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series joined by National Compact Touring Series plus an autograph Session with all the cars and stars on the tracks front stretch.

For the third consecutive year Saturday’s spectacular opening ceremonies honoring our country’s past and present veterans will be presented by Steadfast For Veterans, a non-profit organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana bringing awareness to their mission providing housing for needy homeless veterans.

“With both of our MSR winged sprint series running, the special opening ceremonies honoring our veterans, the race team meet and greet and the on-track autograph sessions this two-day family friendly event offers everyone a great racing and outstanding entertainment experience. “concluded Hanks.


For more information, news and updates on Must See Racing or the American Speed U.S. Nationals visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Ashton Torgerson Sweeps Billy Shuman Memorial in Arizona

PETERSEN MEDIA- Ashton Torgerson made the most of his trip to Arizona over the weekend. Taking part in the Billy Shuman Memorial at Adobe Mountain Speedway, Torgerson racked his 34th and 35th wins of the season as he swept Non-Winged action with his Rowdy Energy team.

Friday night the curtain raised on the two-day event and Torgerson took the green from for his heat race in the third starting position.

Getting off to a quick start, Torgerson sliced and diced his way to the lead and eventually picked up the win.

Locking into the opening night feature event, Torgerson put the Rowdy Energy backed No. 02 on the pole for the 20-lap feature event. Getting the jump when the green flag was displayed, Torgerson was dominant for all 20-laps.

Running a very impressive race, Torgerson would not be denied on this night as he wired the field en route to his 34th win of the 2022 season.

Right back to it on Saturday night for the Billy Shuman Memorial finale, Torgerson continued to flex his muscle as he charged to a third-place finish in his heat race out of his fifth starting position.

Moving into the 50-lap ‘A’ main, Torgerson had his work cut out for himself as he took the green flag from the 11th starting position, though had plenty of time to work his way forward.

Wasting no time from his mid-pack starting position, Torgerson was up into eighth on the second lap and was solidly into the Top-Five by lap 18. Continuing to make headway in a hurry, the Medford, OR driver moved into third on the 21st lap and was noticeably gaining on the leaders.

Getting to the lead duo, Torgerson was patient as he finally made his move for second on the 31st lap before taking over the race lead on the 36th marker. Out in front, Torgerson continued to lay down strong laps as he built up a comfortable advantage over his competitors.

With the checkered flag in the air, Torgerson successfully charged from 11th to pick up the win and give himself 35 on the season.

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson will return to his winged 360ci next Tuesday and Wednesday in Merced, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-118, Wins-35, Top 5’s-66, Top 10’s-85

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Ashton Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Mallett Scores Four Wins in Four States to Highlight Season

Inside Line Promotions – GREENBRIER, Ark. (Nov. 15, 2022) – Jordon Mallett enjoyed a four-win season that featured consistency as he finished inside the top five nearly 50 percent of the time and inside of the top 10 during nearly two thirds of his starts.

Mallett was victorious at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss.; at Crowleys Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark.; at Boyd’s Speedway in Ringgold, Ga.; and at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala.

Three of the victories came during USCS Series national competition, which was tied for the second-most wins. Mallett was also a winner with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

“I feel good about the season,” he said. “Wins are good, but when I analyze the season I’m looking at the missed opportunities as the ones that got away and the reasons they got away. I’m looking at where could we have capitalized better. I feel like we executed well and did our job, but in my eyes even with a perfect season you should have a laundry list of things to clean up. I’m glad we were winning races and running well. During the offseason I want to make sure we can capitalize on not having ones that got away next season.”

Mallett used a pick-and-choose schedule rather than racing for points with any series in 2022. However, he still earned enough to place ninth in the ASCS Mid-South Region standings despite missing multiple races. Mallett also finished third in the USCS Series Speedweek standings and he ended 10th in the ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek standings with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

With several hurdles hampering scheduled races throughout the year, Mallett made the most of his opportunity, scoring a dozen top fives and 16 top 10s in 25 starts.

“Racing 25 times isn’t where I’d like to be in a year, but when you look back we lost 15-to-18 races between rainouts and tire shortages,” he said. “In those 25 shows we got to race we showed we were prepared and we were on point. We met our expectations and made it count whenever we showed up to the track.

“I’m fortunate we have really good people behind us that believe in our team. When we show up we’re there to make it count and this year I feel good about it. We’re also in as good of a position entering next season as we ever have been heading into an offseason. We can’t wait for the 2023 season to get rolling.”

SEASON STATS –

25 races, 4 wins, 12 top fives, 16 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 23 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Awakening Events

Awakening Events is a nationwide, full service, live event company that is based in Nashville, Tenn., and Conway, Ark. For more information, http://www.AwakeningEvents.com.

“It’s super exciting to have them back,” Mallett said. “With the pandemic, just like in racing, it slowed all of the live events down. We pressed pause and let everything settle back down. We’re thrilled to welcome them back as the primary partner for our team. I look forward to having a lot of success together. They’ve been a great supporter of us and we’re excited to welcome them back bigger and better than ever.”

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

 

 

Dover Earns Two Triumphs in 2022 to Extend Winning Streak

Inside Line Promotions – SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Nov. 15, 2022) – Jack Dover won a pair of sprint car main events this season, giving him multiple triumphs for the 16th straight year.

Dover captured Midwest Sprint Touring Series victories at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on May 13 and at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 27. His two series wins were tied for the most and he ended seventh in the championship standings despite missing multiple events.

“It’s definitely not the year I was hoping for and was probably my second worst year I’ve had since I’ve been running big cars,” he said. “This year we just had bad luck with some parts failures and malfunctions, which cost us three or four wins. Yet I have to look and say, ‘Hey, I got two wins and there’s a lot of racers who wish they had two wins.’”

Dover placed second in the I-80 Speedway championship standings – only 14 points away from his second straight track title.

“I want to win races and championships,” he said. “I had a shot at winning the I-80 championship, but some misfortune and bad luck cost us three good finishes throughout the year. When you have DNFs you won’t win championships. To come out second is pretty good considering the DNFs we had.”

A big chunk of the 2022 season was spent racing for points at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, S.D., where Dover piloted the Chris and Rick Bowers’ No. 81 in the 410ci winged sprint car division. The team recorded four top fives and 10 top 10s to finish sixth in the championship standings.

“It was a good season at Huset’s,” he said. “We wanted to win to get another 410 win. When you’re racing against drivers like Justin Henderson, Brooke Tatnell, Ryan Timms, it makes it tough. I think that’s why I haven’t gotten the number of wins I’m used to is everyone is getting more even. I think we were consistent at Huset’s, but needed to be a little more consistent with top threes and top fives. Overall, it was a good year and I had fun with the Bowers.”

Dover also made a handful of starts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, highlighted by making the Huset’s High Bank Nationals A Main during the event finale that featured nearly 50 of the top drivers from the country.

“Despite the season not playing out how I hoped we still had some positive moments,” he said. “I’m grateful to the Bowers for the opportunity as well as my partners and fans for the support.”

SEASON STATS –

35 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 27 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Husker Diesel

Husker Diesel, which is based in Gretna, Neb., offers in-house fabrication and specialty TIG welding, general automotive diagnostics and repair, engine and transmission building, pulling and racing truck builds, custom exhaust, alignments for over-sized and custom off-road trucks, wheel and tire packages, suspension work, custom dyno tuning, performance parts and much more all under one roof. For more information, visit http://www.HuskerDiesel.com.

“Husker Diesel has been with our team for the last couple of years,” Dover said. “I’ve known Jake, who is a head guy there for 10 or 15 years. We’ve become close friends and I’m grateful for the support of everyone at Husker Diesel.”

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

 

 

Hagar Posts Most Feature Wins Since 2016 With 13 Triumphs Along with Two Championships in 2022

Inside Line Promotions – MARION, Ark. (Nov. 15, 2022) – Derek Hagar earned his most feature victories since 2016 this year when he drove into the Winner’s Circle 13 times.

It’s the third-most triumphs in a single season for Hagar, who captured his first career track championship at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., as well as the ASCS Mid-South Region title for the first time.

“It was a good season,” he said. “I felt like we had pretty good stats this year and I’m looking forward to rebuilding for 2023. I have a good crew at the shop that makes sure the car is in top shape to where when we get to the track I don’t have to worry about anything but winning. It makes my job easier as a driver to know everything is in great shape.”

Hagar won one third of his starts. He posted a top five in more than half of his races and a top 10 a whopping 77 percent of the time this season.

His five ASCS Mid-South Region wins led the division. Hagar was tied for the second-most USCS Series victories with three. He also garnered a trio of Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour wins, which ranks fifth in the series and theC most for any driver who wasn’t full time with the series.

“I feel we’re at the top of our game,” he said. “We’re at that point where we’re competitive enough as a team that people know we’ll be there contending for a win no matter where we race.”

Among the highlights was a seventh career Flip Flop 50 victory as well as the Greg Hodnett Memorial and Fall Nationals triumphs at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. Hagar also won the Fall Sprint and Midget Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., and he garnered his fourth straight top-10 performance during the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway.

“Winning the Greg Hodnett deal at home was huge,” he said. “We won at Texarkana with the ASCS National Tour the previous night and then leading all the laps of the Greg Hodnett Memorial to earn all that bonus money was one of the biggest payouts of my career and really helped us get through the season. It was one of many special moments for us this year.

“I want to thank our sponsors as well as my family and crew. Their support has meant a lot along with the support from our fans. I’m already looking forward to 2023.”

SEASON STATS –

39 races, 13 wins, 21 top fives, 30 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 32 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – FK Rod Ends

From the wilds of Baja, Mexico, to the “Good Ole Boys” of NASCAR, from mowers to fitness equipment, FK Rod Ends is there with an evolving program designed to supply rod end products to users everywhere. For more information, visit http://www.FKRodEnds.com.

"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 like to thank Ameri-Panel, KO Motorsports, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff’s Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Austin Hartmann treasures lessons learned, progress made during rookie IRA 410 Sprint Car Series season

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) November 15, 2022 – With just two seasons of prior Sprint Car racing experience under their collective belts coming into the 2022 campaign, Austin Hartmann and the members of the Plymouth, Wis.-based 87A Hartmann Racing Team put their talents to the test in a big way during their rookie campaign traveling to 410 Sprint Car races throughout the Midwest with the regional touring Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series.

A five-and-a-half-month 2022 journey competing against many of the nation’s top 410 Sprint Car drivers at 13 different tracks in three states produced a garden variety of on-track results, along with a host of valuable learning experiences, will-testing challenges and thrilling highlights.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team launched its new racing adventure at the Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car Series 2022 season opener at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Saturday, April 23.

Utilizing a calm, cool and collected approach in negotiating a lightning fast and tricky track surface, Hartmann brought his Bennett Transport Inc.-sponsored 87A Hartmann Racing machine home to an 18th place finish after starting 25th in the first 30-lap A main of his rookie season with the Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car Series.

Hartmann’s first trek to Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Ill. on Saturday, May 7 resulted in his second straight 18th-place A-main showing, as he turned in another smooth and consistent run after rolling off 21st in the 30-lap IRA main event.

Hartmann returned to the friendly confines of his hometown track – The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. – for the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions – Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Shootout on Saturday, May 21.

With a large contingent of extra local supporters on hand to wish him well during the third race of his rookie IRA 410 Sprint Car Series season, Hartmann finished the night with a 14th place showing in the All Stars-IRA B Main among a stellar field of 36 All Stars-IRA competitors.

Hartmann’s scheduled appearance with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions and Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Cars at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis. on Sunday, May 22 was hounded by mechanical maladies as the 87A car failed to get up to speed to register a qualifying time or compete in heat race or B Main competition due to a magneto issue.

On Saturday, May 28, Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team made the long trek to Northwest Wisconsin for the IRA’s return to the third-mile semi-banked Rice Lake Speedway for the first time in several years.

Hartmann opened the night by qualifying 12th in the 20-car field with a lap of 14.181 seconds. After lining up the pole of the third eight-lap IRA heat race, Hartmann placed fourth in the race to earn the 12th starting spot in the 30-lap main event. The third-year Plymouth, Wis. Sprint Car driver drove a steady race in just his third IRA A main in a 410 Sprint Car en route to an IRA career-best 13th place showing.

On Sunday, May 29 at one of Hartmann’s favorite tracks – 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis. – the 2020 Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Award winner was quick out of the box as he turned in the 11th fastest qualifying lap in the 27-car field with a lap of 11.318 seconds. After lining up on the pole of the second eight-lap IRA heat race, Hartmann placed fourth to earn a direct transfer spot to the A main and his first-career berth in the IRA dash field. After drawing the pole for the second four-lap IRA dash, Hartmann placed fourth to gain the eighth starting spot in the 30-lap IRA main event, during which he came home 24th.

On Saturday, June 11, Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team made the haul south of the Wisconsin-Illinois border to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Ill. for the 12th annual $6,000-to-win co-sanctioned IRA-Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) Bill Waite Jr. Memorial Classic, which attracted a stout field of 36 entries.

After starting fourth in the 12-lap B main, Hartmann was running seventh when a two-car spin brought out the yellow flag on lap 10. With the top-four finishers earning spots in the A main, Hartmann restarted fifth and pressured the fourth-place car of Dave Uttech for the final transfer position over the final two laps before settling for fifth to fall just short of advancing to the A-main event.

With fast and uneven track conditions providing an extra challenge in the team’s second appearance of the 2022 season at Angell Park Speedway, Hartmann drove a steady race to advance from his 15th starting position to come home with an IRA career-best 11th place finish in the 30-lap A-main event on Sunday, June 12.

In his NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Series debut on Friday, June 17, Hartmann qualified 22nd in the 33-car field with a lap of 11.528 seconds on the lightning-fast, high-banked, third-mile Beaver Dam Raceway clay oval.

After lining up sixth in the second World of Outlaws heat race, Hartmann’s maiden voyage with the WoO was short-lived as contact with J.J. Hickle as the green flag dropped resulted in heavy damage to his Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty-sponsored machine, which forced the team to retire from the race and scratch for the remainder of the event.

Thanks to some late-night repair work from Scotty Neitzel and Rick Lemanski of R&H Enterprises, Hartmann returned to action for the second half of the World of Outlaws doubleheader weekend at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, June 18.

After starting and finishing eighth in the first eight-lap WoO heat race, Hartmann rolled off fifth in the 12-lap Last Chance Showdown needing to finish in the top six to advance to the 40-lap main event. Hartmann ran fifth in the opening laps of the Last Chance Showdown before Josh Schneiderman slipped past to shuffle him back to sixth. He then ran smooth and consistent laps over the second half of the race to hold off Matt Vandevere and secure a starting berth in his first career World of Outlaws A main. With the big picture of completing the remainder of his rookie 410 Sprint Car season in mind, Hartmann pulled off early in the 40-lap main event and was credited with a 22nd place finish.

With the NASCAR Cup Series set to visit Road America just at nearby Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, The Plymouth Dirt Track was buzzing for a special weeknight all-Sprint Car spectacular with a full house of fans packing the grandstand and a solid field of 28 IRA Sprint Cars checked in to battle for the $5,000-to-win Road America Challenge top prize on Thursday, June 30.

After starting 24th in the 24-car IRA A-main lineup, Hartmann ran a smooth and consistent race as he managed to dodge several mishaps, which produced a lengthy event filled with six caution/red flag periods and ensuing restarts. In the closing stages of the race, Hartmann engaged in a duel with fellow IRA rookie competitor Tyler Tischendorf before finishing 19th in the event.

On Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, Hartmann and the 87A Hartmann Racing team made the 640-mile trek to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota for an IRA-NOSA co-sanctioned doubleheader weekend. With strong fields of over 30 cars on hand both nights, Hartmann qualified for both main events, placing 19th in the A main on Friday, July 15 and 23rd in the main event on Saturday, July 16.

On Friday, July 22 at Outagamie Speedway in Seymour, Wis., Hartmann fought a power-steering issue to notch a 17th place finish in the 30-lap IRA A main.

The Hartmann 87A team then made their first trip to the big, wide half-mile Langlade County Speedway in Antigo, Wis. on Friday, July 29 where Hartmann suffered a rear-end failure in the heat race before rallying to earn hard-charger honors with a 19th to 14th place run in the caution-free A main.

The following night saw the team travel back home for its third appearance of the season at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, July 30. With 22 IRA 410 Sprint Cars on hand, Hartmann turned in his best qualifying effort of the 2022 season, as he timed in third with a lap of 11.769 seconds around the third-mile clay oval.

After lining up fourth in the third eight-lap heat race, Hartmann finished fourth to advance to his second IRA dash of the 2022 campaign. The third-year Sprint Car racer started and finished fifth in the second four-lap IRA dash to secure the 10th starting spot in the 30-lap main event. Hartmann worked primarily the low groove during the majority of the A-main en route to a strong 12th place main event showing.

Following two weekends off from competition, Hartmann returned to action with the IRA 410 Sprint Car Series for the Roger Iles Tribute event at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 20 where he finished 20th after starting 14th in the 36-lap A main.

After qualifying seventh and earning his third IRA dash appearance of the 2022 campaign, Hartmann started ninth and tallied a 15th place finish in the 30-lap IRA Corn Fest A main at Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 21.

The Founders Night IRA event at Wilmot Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 27 saw Hartmann qualify 11th in the 27-car field and earn his first career IRA heat race victory to lock himself into his fourth IRA dash of the 2022 season. After rolling off 10th in the 25-lap main event, Hartmann was running seventh in the early going when he spun in turn two after racing in close quarters with Jeremy Schultz. Hartmann rebounded after restarting 20th to earn a 16th place showing.

Hartmann opened a tripleheader IRA weekend with a 12th place A-main finish after starting 16th in the 20-lap Harry Neitzel Tribute Race at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 2.

One night later, Hartmann racked up his first-career IRA fast qualifier award as he topped the 31-car field with a lap of 11.461 seconds around his hometown track. After making his fifth IRA dash appearance of the 2022 season, Hartmann started fifth in the 30-lap A main. Hartmann was running eighth when contact with Kyle Schuett shortly after a lap 23 restart, sent him flipping wildly into the turn one fence. Although Hartmann emerged from his battered machine uninjured, the 87A machine suffered extensive damage as he was scored with a 22nd place finish.

One night later, Hartmann entered the final event of the three-race IRA weekend behind the wheel of Al Schlafer’s 360 Sprint Car at 141 Speedway where he posted a 19th place finish in the 30-lap A main.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, Hartmann ventured west to make his first appearance at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. for the IRA’s prestigious $6,000-to-win Jerry Richert Memorial, which drew a stellar field of 30 competitors. Hartmann earned his first career IRA B Main victory to earn the 19th starting spot in the 30-lap A main where he placed 21st.

Hartmann put together his best overall performance of the 2022 season at the IRA Scott Semmelmann Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 17. After qualifying 10th, Hartmann advanced to his sixth IRA dash of the 2022 campaign to nail down the eighth starting spot in the 30-lap main event where he held strong on the lightning-fast track surface to secure an IRA career-best sixth place A-main finish.

Hartmann turned in a 14th place A-main finish in the 20-lap IRA Checkered Flag Classic at the Dodge County Fairgrounds Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Friday, Sept. 23.

The Hartmann 87A team then capped off the 2022 IRA season with the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at The Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday, Sept. 24.

With 24 IRA 410 Sprint Cars on hand, Hartmann began the night by qualifying 11th with a lap of 11.718 seconds around the ultra-fast and tacky third-mile clay oval. Hartmann lined up on the pole position of the second eight-lap IRA heat race. However, a jumbled start was waived off by track officials before Hartmann spun in turn two while trying to slow down his machine. The spin resulted in contact with another car and front-end damage to his 87A car, which caused him to retire from the race with an eighth place showing. After making the necessary repairs, Hartmann started 21st in the 30-lap IRA main event, staying out of trouble throughout en route to a 19th place finish.

Hartmann capped his rookie season of Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car Series competition 10th in the final point standings.

In 26 events, including 24 IRA races, Hartmann tallied one top-10, eight top-15 and 17 top-20 A-main showings in 22 A-main appearances. In addition, Hartmann posted one heat race victory, one B-main triumph, one fast qualifier award and six dash appearances during his rookie IRA campaign.

“I would like to thank all of our sponsors and supporters who made it possible for me to race a 410 Sprint Car with the IRA Series during the 2022 season, especially Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty and Andrew Shufflebotham of Shufflebotham Tree Service ” Hartmann said. “I would also like to thank all of the members of our pit crew, who did so much to help out and keep us racing all season long.

“As far as the racing goes, we definitely learned a lot during the course of the season that will help us during the 2023 season,” he said.

Additional information on the 87A Hartmann Racing team can be found by visiting the team’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/87Ahartmannracing.

The 87A Hartmann Racing team assembled a strong group of partners in support of the team's 2022 maiden voyage with the Bumper to Bumper IRA 40 Sprint Car Series, including Kristine Hartmann of Pleasant View Realty, Shufflebotham Tree Service, Call Girls Motorsports, PalletWorks LLC, AF Inc., Bennett Transport Inc., SCA Inc., Gretchen Tillman New American Funding, Classic Title Services, CP Services, Cobblestone Landscaping, Jensen Sales & Services, Lee’s Color Studio, Dave’s Fabrication, Racer’s Hall Sports Bar and Grill, Feldmann Sales & Service, RC Custom Design, Hepfner Racing Products, Pit Road Apparel, the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and Sage Fruit.

The 2022 87A Hartmann Racing team consisted of Hunter Annis, Eric Bergschultz, Karlee Hartmann, Andrew Shufflebotham, Jarrett Neese, Caitlin Shaw and Kristine Hartmann.

87A Hartmann Racing Sponsor Showcase – Bennett Transport Inc.

Based in Manitowoc, Wis., Bennett Transport Inc. provides truck load and LTL service throughout Eastern Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and the Chicagoland area.

For more information on Bennett Transport Inc., call 920-860-0962, email beau@benntransinc.com or check out @Bennett Transport Inc on Facebook.

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Total Events – 26 IRA Events – 24 World of Outlaws Events – 2 A Main Victories – 0 B Main Victories – 1 Top Five A Main Finishes – 0 Top 10 A Main Finishes – 1 Top 15 A Main Finishes – 8 Top 20 A Main Finishes – 17 Heat Race Victories – 1 Dash Appearances – 6 Dash Victories – 0 Fast Qualifier Awards – 1 A Main Appearances – 22 Final Interstate Racing Association Points Finish – 10th

 

 

MADSEN RETURNS FOR KMS

It’s official! Kerry Madsen is returning to Australia, and he will be piloting the WA # 2 Krikke Motorsport machine for a quick trip to compete in a selection of this season’s major 410 Sprintcar events.

After three years away from Australian shores, Madsen and Krikke Motorsport can’t wait to hit the track once again as a team.

“It’s been a vision, a deal that I’ve been working on for quite some time now,” commented Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke.

“Obviously when the International / state borders closed back in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the team and I were forced to make a swift change and we engaged local Dayne Kingshott as our driver and it has worked out very well, but I gave my word to Kerry (Madsen) that we would get back together as a team, and that time is now.”

Krikke continued by saying that the team plans to contest major events on both the west and east coast of the country – on various occasions running a two-car team – that includes the WA VS USA Speedweek Series finale at the Perth Motorplexwith both Kingshott and Madsen then head over to the east coast with Madsen to run the King’s Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA) and the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway (Vic), before returning to the west coast to run the Prelude to the Championship. The team will then bring both cars back to the Perth Motorplex for the Australian Championship and the Krikke Boys Shootout.

“It’s going to be a short, sharp schedule with Kerry, but at the same time, I didn’t want to do this deal at the detriment of Dayne who has been really good, plus we have a commitment to the SEG Series here in Western Australia with him and I didn’t want him to miss a round, so on the five occasions we run at the Perth Motorplex we’ll be running a two-car team which is next level for sure, but it’s the only way we could make it happen,” he explained.

“Other than that, we will be running the King’s Challenge and the Grand Annual Classic with Kerry on the east coast and coming off a last-start win with Dayne and having this deal with Kerry all come together over the past week, the whole team is pumped and excited about the rest of the season ahead.”

KMS and Madsen 2022-23 Season Schedule:

January 21 WA VS USA Speedweek Series (Grand Final) Perth Motorplex (WA)

January 26 King’s Challenge Borderline Speedway (SA)

January 27, 28 and 29 Grand Annual Classic Premier Speedway (Vic)

February 9 Prelude to the Championship Perth Motorplex (WA)

February 10 and 11 Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship Perth Motorplex (WA)

February 18 Krikke Boys Shootout Perth Motorplex (WA)

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:

• Mobil 1 • Bunbury Toyota • Maxwill Racing Engines • PWR Performance Products • Redline Media • RPM Race Products • Taralea Farms Macadamias • Performance Racegear • P1 Advanced Racewear • Number 4 Composites • Resolve Automotive Spraypainters • Blackbeard Designs • JP Signs • Krikkemotorsport.store

The Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from previous seasons, is available at the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, visit our online store: www.krikkemotorsport.store

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on their social-media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing conclude 2022 campaign on podium

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (November 14, 2022) – Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing capped their 2022 season in typical Dietrich fashion, and that was near the front in BAPS Motor Speedway’s Final Showdown on Saturday, November 12. “Double D,” who finished second in Pennsylvania’s final winged sprint car program of the year, will head into the offseason on top of a stellar shat sheet, not only accomplishing a whopping 69 top-ten finishes, but recording 14 victories in the process, his most recent in Lincoln Speedway’s Night of Champions in mid-October.

“Hats off to this entire team, including Gary Kauffman…he’s what makes all of this possible and I certainly wouldn’t be in this position without him,” said Danny Dietrich, ace of the Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car. “Also, a huge thanks to my guys. We ran a pretty intense schedule this season and they busted their butts every step of the way. I appreciate their hard work and will continue to do so.”

In addition to victories at Lincoln Speedway, six in total including the aforementioned Night of Champions, Double-D has acquired triumphs at Williams Grove Speedway, Attica Raceway Park, Limaland Motorsports Park, Selinsgrove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway, and BAPS Motor Speedway. Although every victory is a highlight in some respect, key wins include the Steve Smith Tribute at Lincoln Speedway worth $19,000, All Star Ohio Sprint Speedweek wins at Attica Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park, the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek finale victory at Selinsgrove Speedway worth $10,099, and the Jack Gunn Memorial All Star sweep at Williams Grove Speedway; the sweep earned Dietrich $8,000.

“We were definitely in position to win more races than we did, but it’s tough to be disappointed with 14, especially with the level of competition we were up against,” added Dietrich. “To the fans who stood by our side during the ups and downs, thank you so much. You allow us to get up and down the highway. We wouldn’t be able to do any of this without your dedication in filling the stands.”

ON DECK: Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing have concluded their 2022 campaign. News regarding 2023 will be posted in the coming weeks.

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 Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com. Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS: 2022 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: Top-5s: 53 Top-10s: 69 Wins: 14

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 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Wins: 6 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15) (Selinsgrove Speedway | 75th Anniversary Race: 7/20) (BAPS Motor Speedway | All Stars: 8/29) (Port Royal Speedway | Labor Day Classic: 9/6) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 9/16)

2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday, February 14. Finished fourth (from tenth) in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in starts at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6 (finished fourth in each start). Secured three top-ten finishes in three tries on March 18-20; eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on March 18, third at Lincoln Speedway on March 19, and hard-charged from 17th to finish fourth at Port Royal Speedway on March 20. Earned first victory of 2022 during Lincoln Speedway visit on March 26; started tenth and took the lead in 16 laps. Won second feature of season at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 2; charged ahead from tenth. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway’s $6,900-to-win Weldon Sterner Memorial Spring Championship on Saturday, April 9. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 15. Won third Lincoln Speedway feature of 2022 on April 16; started eighth. Highlighted weekend with third-place finish during All Star competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23. Hard charged to finish seventh in Port Royal Speedway’s Keith Kauffman Classic on Saturday, April 24; he started 21st. Rallied from 17th to second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 29. Won fourth Lincoln Speedway victory of 2022 season on Saturday, April 30; started eighth. Finished eighth from 18th in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 11. Finished 11th from 24th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup finale (WoO) on Saturday, May 14. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21; finished third and fifth, respectively. Finished third at Selinsgrove Speedway on Thursday, May 26. Finished third and ninth during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29. Earned back-to-back victories at Williams Grove Speedway ($5,500) and Lincoln Speedway ($19,000 – Steve Smith Tribute) on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway on Sunday, June 5. Capped Ohio Sprint Speedweek (All Star Circuit of Champions) with a pair of victories, Attica Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park, and finished third in the final standings. Capped Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes and four top-five finishes; won Speedweek finale at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, July 3. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway (from 16th) on Friday, July 8. Finished second with World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway (7/20) and Williams Grove Speedway (7/23). Earned tenth victory of the season during BAPS Motor Speedway’s Kevin Gobrecht Classic on Sunday, July 24. Earned 11th victory of 2022 season during Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race on Saturday, July 30 (second feature of two). Finished fourth (from 12th) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 6. Finished second with All Stars at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, on Friday, August 19. Finished sixth with All Stars at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, on Saturday, August 20. Swept Williams Grove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s for $4,000 each. Finished fourth at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway on August 24. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Kramer Klash on August 27. Earned three consecutive podium finishes in starts at Williams Grove Speedway (2nd), Port Royal Speedway (2nd), and Selinsgrove Speedway (3rd) on September 2-4. Finished third in Port Royal Speedway’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 on Saturday, September 10. Finished fifth in BAPS Motor Speedway’s Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 15. Finished fifth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 16. Finished third in Williams Grove Speedway’s Outlaw Tuneup on September 23. Finished second in Selinsgrove Speedway’s National Open on September 24. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Brian Montieth Classic on Thursday, October 6. Finished sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown finale, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, on Saturday, October 8. Scored 14th victory of 2022 in Lincoln Speedway’s Night of Champions on Saturday, October 15. Charged from 19th to eighth in Williams Grove Speedway’s National Open; simultaneously locked up 2022 Williams Grove Speedway track title. Finished seventh and fifth in Bridgeport Speedway’s two-day Sprintoberfest on Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30. Finished second in BAPS Motor Speedway’s Final Showdown on November 12.

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)

 

 

Hangtown 100 goes green at Placerville Speedway this Thursday

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA…Penngrove, California’s Michael “Buddy” Kofoid will lead the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series into the third running of the “Hangtown 100” at Placerville Speedway, which all kicks-off this Thursday November 17th.

In 2016, Kofoid became the youngest winner in Placerville Speedway Sprint Car history at the age of 14 and will be a favorite to take home the big money at this weekend’s Hangtown 100. The now 20-year-old driver has raced to a total of 10 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget victories this season as of press time.

Going into the USAC National Midget event tomorrow in Bakersfield, Kofoid possesses a 194-point lead over fellow California native Justin Grant. San Jose’s Thomas Meseraull ranks third followed by Colby, Kansas driver Bryant Wiedeman and Raisin City, CA wheel-man Mitchell Moles, who rounds out the top-five in the standings.

The Hangtown 100 this Thursday, Friday and Saturday November 17th, 18th and 19th marks the third ever appearance by the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series to the Placerville Speedway. Drivers from USAC, the World of Outlaws, the All Star Circuit of Champions and California favorites will all converge at the quarter-mile for the event. The USAC Midgets will be joined each night by BCRA and CLS Wingless Lightning Sprints.

Three-night Reserved ticket packages for the Hangtown 100 cost $120, while three-night General Admission packages are available for $100. Reserved seating will make up rows F-T and General Admission will be comprised of rows A-E. Pit pass combo upgrades are available for $20 each day. Single day tickets are also available. To purchase your seats, visit https://www.eventsprout.com/event/hangtown-2022 or get them at the gate.

Last season saw Ione’s Justin Grant pick up a big victory in the 100-lap feature, while Sutter’s Logan Seavey captured the overall Hangtown 100 points championship for the three days. The event will once again utilize a modified Trophy Cup style format, featuring larger than normal inverts. The format has made for tremendous racing the first two years of the show.

To stay up to date with event news be sure and visit www.hangtown100.com and follow along on Twitter https://twitter.com/hangtown100

Happy Hour is offered when the gates open at 3pm until 6pm in the grandstands featuring live music along with discounted Coors Light and Coors Original at the beer booth. Racing is slated to begin around 6pm.

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

Join over 16,000 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can keep abreast of updates for the 2022 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.

Upcoming events at Placerville Speedway:

Thursday November 17: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets plus Wingless BCRA/ California Lightning Sprints | Hangtown 100 Friday November 18: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets plus Wingless BCRA/ California Lightning Sprints | Hangtown 100 Saturday November 19: USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midgets plus Wingless BCRA/ California Lightning Sprints | Hangtown 100

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HANGTOWN 100 ENTRY LIST: (53 ENTRIES)

CAR # | DRIVER | HOMETOWN | ENTRANT

00 JAKE ANDREOTTI/Castro Valley, CA (Pete Davis)

01 BRYANT WIEDEMAN/Colby, KS (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

08 CANNON McINTOSH/Bixby, OK (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)

08x MICHAEL PICKENS/Auckland, NZ (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)

2J JUSTIN GRANT/Ione, CA (RMS Racing)

3v JIM VANZANT/Prescott, AZ (Jim Vanzant)

4 JAKE HODGES/Camarillo, CA (Jake Hodges)

4x COREY DAY/Clovis, CA (Willie Kahne)

5K BEN WORTH/Coalinga, CA (Dean Alexander)

5T KEVIN THOMAS JR./Cullman, AL (Dean Alexander)

6K MIKE SNIDER/Kelseyville, CA (Lauren Snider)

7NZ ®TRAVIS BUCKLEY/Auckland, NZ (BSL Racing)

7x THOMAS MESERAULL/San Jose, CA (RMS Racing)

8 RANDI PANKRATZ/Atascadero, CA (Wally Pankratz)

9 BLAKE BOWER/Brentwood, CA (Tony Boscacci)

9AU SPENCER BAYSTON/Lebanon, IN (Dyson Motorsport)

11K NATHAN BYRD/Goodyear, AZ (Kruseman Motorsports)

14J MICHAEL FACCINTO/Hanford, CA (Graunstadt Enterprises)

14T DYLAN BLOOMFIELD/Oakley, CA (Graunstadt Enterprises)

17B ®AUSTIN BARNHILL/Wilmington, NC (Dave Mac Dalby Motorsports)

17w SHANE GOLOBIC/Fremont, CA (Matt Wood Racing)

19 ALEX BRIGHT/Collegeville, PA (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports)

19AZ HAYDEN REINBOLD/Gilbert, AZ (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports)

22G ZACH TELFORD/Middleton, ID (GR Motorsports)

25 TYLER COURTNEY/Indianapolis, IN (Tom Malloy)

25m ®JACOB DENNEY/Galloway, OH (Tom Malloy)

25x EMERSON AXSOM/Franklin, IN (Tom Malloy)

25K TAYLOR REIMER/Bixby, OK (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

26 CHANCE CRUM/Snohomish, WA (Rudeen Racing)

31B KYLE BEILMAN/Los Angeles, CA (Beilman Motorsports)

32 CADEN SARALE/Stockton, CA (Caden Sarale)

57 DANIEL WHITLEY/Ferndale, CA (Abacus Racing)

58 LOGAN SEAVEY/Sutter, CA (Abacus Racing)

67 BUDDY KOFOID/Penngrove, CA (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

67K ®GAVIN MILLER/Allentown, PA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

68 JASON McDOUGAL/Broken Arrow, OK (Six8 Motorsports)

71 KAYLEE BRYSON/Muskogee, OK (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71E ®MARIAH EDE/Fresno, CA (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71K ®DOMINIC GORDEN/Clovis, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71m TANNER CARRICK/Lincoln, CA (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

71p DAISON PURSLEY/Locust Grove, OK (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

73 JAKE SWANSON/Anaheim, CA (Josh Ford Motorsports)

73x CHASE JOHNSON/Penngrove, CA (Josh Ford Motorsports)

84 ®JADE AVEDISIAN/Clovis, CA (CB Industries)

86 COLBY COPELAND/Roseville, CA (CB Industries)

87w RYAN BERNAL/Hollister, CA (Matt Wood Racing)

88 TANNER THORSON/Minden, NV (Tanner Thorson Racing)

89 ®MITCHEL MOLES/Raisin City, CA (CB Industries)

89x CHRIS WINDOM/Canton, IL (CB Industries)

97 BRENHAM CROUCH/Lubbock, TX (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

97K RYAN TIMMS/Oklahoma City, OK (Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports)

99AU CARSON MACEDO/Lemoore, CA (Dyson Motorsport)

101 ®CADE LEWIS/Bakersfield, CA (Dean Alexander)

® represents a USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year Candidate

 

 

Brian Brown Racing pleased with season outcome; Aiming to continue success in 2023

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (November 14, 2022) - Despite a World of Outlaws World Finals campaign that ended short of personal goals and expectations, highlighting the four-day, three-race trek with a 12th-place score in Wednesday’s opener, Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing left The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina, completely satisfied with their season’s overall outcome, celebrating an incredible campaign that included not only seven victories, but a Knoxville Raceway track championship - his fifth aboard a winged 410 sprint car.

In addition to his seven victories and eventual Knoxville title, Brown, ace of the Casey’s, FVP, Andy's Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Rowdy Energy, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, No. 21 sprint car, concluded the 2022 season with 38 top-ten appearances, nine of which with The Greatest Show On Dirt. Brown was also victorious with the World of Outlaws, scoring a triumph during Knoxville’s annual Brownells Big Guns Bash in June.

“We had a very solid year,” stated Brown without hesitation. “Obviously, the accomplishments that stand out to me, and that we are very proud of, are beating the Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway, getting a victory in Pennsylvania, and earning another Knoxville Raceway track championship. There were some results that slipped away from us, like leading the Outlaws at Devil’s Bowl as well as the Kings Royal, but overall, a very productive season and I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished. We’ll do whatever we can to work harder and improve so those moments that slipped away don’t happen again

“I want to thank Danny Lasoski, Justin Lawer, Chad Cypert, Robert Brown, Lath Hicks, George Lasoski, and Tye Wolfgang for the countless hours they put in and their dedication to this race team,” added Brown. “I also want to thank all of our partners for giving us everything we needed to compete at the highest level. I’m very proud to disclose that all of our partners will be returning in 2023.

“And to the fans, thank you,” concluded Brown. “Win or lose, they were always supportive and on our side. That's something we can’t race without.”

Brown’s 2022 stat book also includes four top-ten finishes against Tony Stewart’s Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions, two of which accomplished within the top-five.

ON DECK:
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing have concluded their 2022 campaign. For news regarding the 2023 season, stay alert online at www.fullyinjected.com.

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

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com

2022 STATISTICS:
Top-fives: 27
Top-tens: 38
Wins: 7

2022 HIGHLIGHTS:
Highlighted Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals with 14th-place score in Saturday finale. Finished third with World of Outlaws at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 2. Earned first feature victory of the season in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, April 30; took lead on lap 5 and never looked back. Finished sixth (against 43-car field) at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 7. Earned second Knoxville Raceway victory of the season on Saturday, May 14. Finished third at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 21. Finished second during Thursday Thunder program at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, May 26. Finished 11th in the Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, May 27. Finished fifth and second in Knoxville Raceway double features program on Saturday, June 4 (the second feature was a make-up main event from 4/23). Earned back-to-back podium finishes during Knoxville Raceway’s Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11; Brown finished third and first, respectively. Finished sixth at Jackson Motorplex (Border Battle) on Saturday, June 18. Finished second in night two of Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals on Friday, June 24; led laps 9-32. Finished second with ASCS National Tour at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, June 25. Finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s Mid-Season Championship on July 2. Finished second from seventh in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, July 9. Finished third in Jokers Wild program during Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal week. Finished sixth in the Historical Big One at Eldora Speedway. Finished sixth in the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. Finished second in Knoxville Raceway 360 sprint car start on Saturday, July 23; set quick time and won heat race. Finished seventh in the fourth annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at I-70 Motorsports Park on Friday, July 29. Finished fifth during All Star Circuit of Champions visit to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 30. Won respective 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary feature on Friday, August 5. Finished sixth in 360 Knoxville Nationals finale on Saturday, August 6. Qualified for 2022 Knoxville Nationals A-Main with fourth-place run in Friday’s “Hard Knox” program; finished 20th in 50-lap finale. Finished tenth in Jackson Nationals preliminary. Scored fifth win of 2022 in Missouri State Fair’s POWRi 410 Wing Outlaw Sprint League event on Sunday, August 21; first-ever POWRi 410 victory. Finished third and first (make-up feature) in Knoxville Raceway’s season finale; sixth victory of 2022, simultaneously clinching fifth 410 sprint track title. Earned three consecutive top-five finishes in Central Pennsylvania; fourth at Williams Grove Speedway (9/2), fifth at Port Royal Speedway (9/3), and a win at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 4. Finished second in the Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, September 9. Finished seventh in the $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 10. Finished sixth in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial 40th Annual National Open preliminary. Finished seventh in Lincoln Speedway’s Brian Montieth Classic on Thursday, October 6. Finished eighth with the World of Outlaws at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, on Friday, October 14. Finished 12th in the World of Outlaws World Finals Wednesday night opener on November 2.

 

 

Scelzi Captures KWS/NARC Championship Before Sweeping ASCS Weekend in Arizona

Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (Nov. 14, 2022) - November has been a great month for Dominic Scelzi, who has earned a podium result during each of his four feature starts.

Scelzi posted a pair of third-place results on Nov. 5 during the Tribute to Gary Patterson, which was hosted by the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. His podium during the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series main event capped his second straight championship with the series.

"It was a really good night," he said. "We were second quick in the 410 and quick time in the 360. We ran well in the heats and that put us in the dashes. As the night went on the track got rougher and more narrow."

Scelzi placed third in the 410 dash to line up on the inside of the second row in the A Main.

"The race went green and we jumped right into second, but they called the start back," he said. "After that I ran third for the majority of the race. I was right behind Tim (Kaeding) when he hit a hole and I got by him. A couple of laps later I hit a hole and he got back by me. It was just a hard track to pass on."

Scelzi won the Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360ci sprint car dash to garner the pole position for the feature.

"I stumbled a little on the initial start," he said. "That allowed the outside guy to get by me. Then we went into turn one, hit a hole and fell to third. We ran third the rest of the way."

Last weekend was a step forward for Scelzi, who swept an ASCS Southwest Region doubleheader at Cocopah Speedway. The two triumphs pushed Scelzi into the double digits victory mark for the second straight season.

"It was such a great weekend to have," he said. "The first night we went fourth to first in our heat race, which put us as the high-points driver. We redrew the No. 4 for the feature. I had a really good start and got into third right away. Ryan (Timms) and I battled for three or four laps. As we got into traffic he was glued to the cushion and I was searching. We went to split a lapped car. He went high and I went low. I was able to pass him and the lapped car that pushed up the track a bit. I got by the leader in the next corner. From there we were unchallenged until about four laps to go when Ryan slid me in turn two. I turned underneath him and pulled back away. It was neat to get my first win in Arizona and the 10th of the season."

Saturday's event finale featured similar success for Scelzi.

"We started last in our heat race," he said. "The track was really wet early. Everyone dropped to the bottom. I stayed up around the outside and was able to go from seventh to third basically down the front straightaway. We were high points again and this time drew the No. 3 to start the feature third.

"The track was beautiful. It was slick and wide with a little grip on the bottom. I fell to fourth on the start, but worked my way to third in a couple of laps. I rolled the bottom and passed for second. Then I slid the leader into turn one when the yellow came out so I went back to second. When we went green I got next to him in turns one and two on the bottom. I slid him into turns three and four. He slid me back into turn one and I crossed him back over. Then I protected through turns three and four."

Scelzi led the remainder of the feature to cap the stellar weekend that led to his first triumph in Arizona - the eighth state he's won in - as well as his 60th career sprint car victory.

The season concludes Nov. 22-23 at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 5 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. (410 sprint car) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 3 (3); Feature: 3 (3).

Nov. 5 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. (360 sprint car) - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 1 (3); Feature: 3 (1).

Nov. 11 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (4).

Nov. 12 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS -

58 races, 11 wins, 31 top fives, 41 top 10s, 48 top 15s, 51 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 22-23 at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fuel Delivery Services, Inc.

Based in Stockton, Calif., Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., is a premier bulk transporter of refined petroleum products. For more information, visit http://www.FuelDeliveryServices.net .

"Mike with Fuel Delivery Services is a great guy who wants to see us do well and make it in racing," Scelzi said. "We really appreciate his support and look forward to the continued success with Fuel Delivery Services."

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

 

 

Bryant Paver Motorsports and Williamson Build Confidence and Experience Throughout Strong Season

Inside Line Promotions – COLUMBIA, Mo. (Nov. 14, 2022) – The 2022 campaign featured a big step forward for Bryant Paver Motorsports driver Garet Williamson.

The team captured a trio of feature victories and found consistency, recording its most top fives and top 10s in a season.

“Other than East Bay at the beginning of the season I think we made every 360 A Main,” Williamson said. “We had a lot of races without a crew chief, which put the learning and decision making on my shoulders. I learned a lot about the setup and the race car in general as well as what it takes to be competitive.”

Williamson scored a victory at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas in January before he returned to Victory Lane in September at Adams County Speedway in Quincy, Ill., with the Sprint Invaders. One week later he posted a triumph at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. All were first-time wins at each track for Williamson.

“The Sprint Invaders win stands out to me the most,” he said. “It was me and a tire guy. We had struggled all year, getting close without sealing the deal. To do it by ourselves and put a complete night together was a huge weight off the shoulders. Everything fell into place.”

Williamson also enjoyed career-best runs during the 360 Knoxville Nationals (14th) as well as the Short Track Nationals (10th) and he tied his career-best outing during the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial (sixth).

Additionally, the team found success during limited 410ci winged sprint car starts. Williamson tied his career-best result in the division with a second-place showing. He also made a pair of World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series dashes, including during his debut at the World of Outlaws World Finals. Williamson captured his career-best World of Outlaws result in April when he hustled from 24th to 14th at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.

“I think the Outlaws dashes were big for our team,” he said. “At the beginning of the year we were horrible running with the Outlaws. We weren’t making it out of the heat races. Other than our run at I-55 it was a struggle. From that to making dashes at the end of the year it was a huge step forward. Learning throughout the year and putting it together was huge.

“I’m excited to build on this year. Thank you to our partners, Bryant and his family, and everyone who has helped with the team. I can’t wait for 2023.”

SEASON STATS –

60 races, 3 wins, 22 top fives, 38 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 50 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Housby

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 than 50 years. For more information, visit http://www.Housby.com.

“We do a lot of business with Housby and that has translated to our racing team,” Williamson said. “We’re thrilled to welcome them back in 2022 and we look forward to seeing them in Victory Lane.”

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, JBC Transport Group, LLC, TrueSon Exteriors & Interiors, Royal Power Sports, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Schure Built Suspensions, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Motorsports Garners Two Top Fives and Crew Chief of the Year Award During ‘Different’ Season

Inside Line Promotions – BARTLETT, Tenn. (Nov. 14, 2022) – A pair of top-five finishes highlighted the season for Sides Motorsports.

The team featured a different year of sorts as owner and driver Jason Sides needed to vacate the drivers seat early in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season because of hip and knee problems. Tim Shaffer drove for a weekend before Robbie Price was tabbed as the full-time driver for the remainder of the World of Outlaws season beginning in May.

“It was certainly different being on the other side of it for most of the season,” Sides said. “When you’re used to going up and down the road, pulling into the race tracks and then racing that night it’s difficult to not get to do that last piece. Health-wise I needed to sit out and Robbie did a good job for us this year. It’s not easy to just jump on the World of Outlaws trail and produce competitive results, especially consistently.

“For taking Robbie and throwing him to the wolves like we did, just to be able to show him the ropes and get him used to different places, I think he did all right. He had a couple of really good runs and could have had a few more that just didn’t go right. Even the places we went back to a second time he got better at. There’s so many places that we go to that other people don’t race at. It’s difficult.”

Price posted fifth-place runs at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., and at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

“I felt like we made a bunch of gains,” he said. “The first month I was out on the road I was struggling to make shows. Then I started locking in through the B Main and then through heat races toward the end. I’ve learned a lot and grown as a driver. There’s things I can tell looking at video where I’ve learned stuff and gotten better.

“The two top fives were the highlight. I was in the dash three times I believe. I feel I can run up front given the right circumstances. I have to get better at putting myself in those circumstances.”

Also of note, Sides was honored during the season finale as the World of Outlaws Crew Chief of the Year Award winner.

“I feel like somebody else didn’t want it so they gave it to me,” he joked. “It was a shock to me. It was pretty neat.”

Sides is planning on having surgery on a hip this offseason with the hope to be able to return to action at some level in 2023.

“I don’t know yet what next year holds,” he said. “I want to thank all of the sponsors who stuck with us through all this change. They put a lot of sponsorship toward me. We put a different driver in and they still stuck with us. We have a lot of great people who support us and we’re grateful.”

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS –

75 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 32 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JasonSides7s

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 20 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 Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, ShopRico.com, Phillips Tosco, North Baltimore Custom Cuts and Retail Meat, TORA TORA, Lomelino Sign Co., FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Wilwood, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Builtwiser Wings and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Produces Another Stout Season With Gravel Behind the Wheel

Inside Line Promotions – WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 14, 2022) – Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel finished second in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship standings for the second straight season.

Gravel led the series with 60 top 10s and he finished in the top five with seven wins (third most), 20 podiums (third most), 39 top fives (second most), eight quick times (tied for the second most), 216 feature laps led (third most), 27 heat race wins (the most), 43 dash appearances (second most), five dash wins (third most) and three Hard Charger Awards (tied for the fifth most).

“I would say the year was very solid,” he said. “I wish we could have had a couple more wins. I’d take back a couple of laps on the season at Knoxville and Huset’s. With that and being really close to the championship, I think it shows we’re close to putting it all together. If you take back 20 laps it could have been an unbelievable year.”

Gravel’s World of Outlaws wins came at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., during the DIRTcar Nationals; at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif.; twice at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, during the Kings Royal weekend; at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y.; at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., during the Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals; and at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

“The win at Skagit was good,” he said. “The Eldora week was awesome, but we didn’t win the big nights. I’m happy to win at Eldora, but it wasn’t on the nights it paid six figures. I-80 was cool with the last race ever and my first race as a dad. I’ve always liked that track so it was cool to end off with a win during the final World of Outlaws race there.”

Additional accomplishments throughout the year include the DIRTcar Nationals championship, a runner-up result at the Knoxville Nationals and a third-place showing at the AGCO Jackson Nationals. Gravel also secured his 75th career World of Outlaws win and he became a father for the first time during the special season.

One of the areas he is the most proud of this season is how hard the Big Game Motorsports team worked no matter how difficult the circumstances.

“You always have to keep putting your head down and working,” he said. “At the beginning of the year we got wrecked at Bakersfield and fixed the car. Then the steering gear broke and we went into the wall. The next night we built a car in the parking lot and ended up winning that night. It’s always about putting the bad nights behind you and moving forward.

“I want to thank Cody and the guys for their hard and to thank Tod and his family for the opportunity.”

SEASON STATS –

72 races, 7 wins, 40 top fives, 63 top 10s, 69 top 15s, 71 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET’S SPEEDWAY –

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX –

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

TICKET LINK –

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

 

 

Attica rewards champions, top 10 in points

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – After a slow start to the season which saw numerous rain-outs, Attica Raceway Park held 18 action-packed events in 2022. Following are the top 10 in the track points for the Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints, Dirt Nerds Podcast/Propane.com UMP Late Models and the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints.

Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints:

CHAMPION – Cole Macedo, Lemoore, Calif. In scoring his first ever Attica championship, Macedo competed in all 18 A-mains in 2022. He battled to 13 top 10 finishes and seven top five run, all of which were podium finishes. Macedo scored three wins in 2022 at Attica (April 22, July 29 and Aug. 26) to run his career total at the track to five. Macedo’s average A-main finishing position was eighth.

2. – DJ Foos, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2010 305 champion, 2013 410 rookie of the year, 2019 410 track champion and the 2019 and 2021 410 Attica Fremont Championship Series champion competed in 16 of the 18 A-mains in 2022, missing only opening night against the All Star Circuit of Champions and the Brad Doty Classic on July 12. He battled to 11 top 10 finishes and nine top five finishes. He racked up five podium finishes including his fifth career 410 win on championship night, Sept. 9. His average A-main finishing position was eighth.

3. – Travis Philo, Bowling Green, Ohio. Philo battled in 17 of the 18 A-mains in 2022, missing only the May 20 World of Outlaws feature. He racked up 11 top 10 finishes and six top fives. Philo posted five podium finishes including his eighth career 410 feature win on July 22. Philo’s average A-main finishing position was ninth.

4. – Trey Jacobs, Wooster, Ohio. – Attica’s 2021 track champion competed in 17 of the 18 A-mains in 2022, missing only the season-ending event on Sept. 9. Jacobs posted 11 top 10 finishes and seven top five finishes. He scored three podium finishes including his third career 410 win at Attica on May 13. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

5. – Stuart Brubaker, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2008 305 champion, 2012 410 rookie of the year and 2018 410 track champion battled in 14 of the 18 A-mains in 2022. Brubaker posted eight top 10 finishes including a season best fifth on Aug. 26. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

6. – Chris Andrews, Huron, Ohio. Attica’s 2009 and 2017 division champion competed in 13 of the 18 A-mains in 2022, posting a season-best fifth place finish (Sept. 3) on route to an average A-main finishing position of 18th.

7. – Kyle Capodice, Sandusky, Ohio. Attica’s 2021 division rookie of the year battled in eight of the 18 A-mains in 2022, compiling three top 10 finishes, all eighth place runs. Capodice’s average A-main finishing position was 14th.

8. – Jordan Ryan, Castalia, Ohio. Attica’s 2014 and 2015 305 champion competed in 10 of the 18 A-mains in 2022. Ryan compiled three top five runs including a season best runner-up finish on April 22. He scored seven top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of 10th.

9. –Byron Reed, Monclova, Ohio. Attica’s 8 time champion (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2016) competed in 10 of the 18 A-mains in 2022, posting three top five finishes – including a season best pair of thirds – and seven top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

10. – John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 1993 305 champion and 2000 410 champion competed in seven of the 18 A-mains in 2022, posting a pair of top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

Rookie of the year – Darin Naida, Adrian, Mich. Naida finished 19th in the 2022 410 points and competed in seven A-mains. He posted a season best finish of 13th three times.

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CHAMPION – Devin Shiels, Britton, Mich. Shiels has no scored three straight division championships and his fourth overall (2017, 2020, 2021, 2022). Shiels competed in 12 of the 13 missing only the finish event of the season after experiencing engine problems. He never finished out of the top five in the 12 A-mains, scoring five wins (April 15, April 29, July 29, Aug. 19 and Aug. 26) to run his career total at Attica to 15, placing him fifth on the division’s all-time win list. He also battled to five runner-up finishes and had a remarkable average A-main finishing position of second.

2. – Ryan Markham, Ashland, Ohio. Markham, Attica’s 2018 track champion, competed in all 13 A-main events in 2022, posting 11 top 10 finishes and six top five runs, all podium finishes. Markham scored wins on July 8 and July 22 to run his career total at the track to 21, placing him third on the division’s all-time win list. Markham’s average A-main finishing position was sixth.

3. – Larry Bellman, Wooster, Ohio. Bellman competed in all 13 A-mains in 2022, battling to 10 top 10 finishes and a pair of top five runs including a season best pair of fifth place finishes. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

4. – Ken Hahn, Oregon, Ohio. Attica’s 2007 limited late model champion competed in all 13 A-mains in 2022, scoring nine top 10 finishes and a pair of top five runs including a season best pair of fifth place finishes. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

5. – Mike Bores, Bellevue, Ohio. Bores competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains in 2022, missing only the April 29 event. Bores scored eight top 10 finishes and a pair of top five runs including a season best pair of thirds. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

6. – Justin Chance, Lexington, Ohio. Chance competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains missing only the June 10 and July 22 features. He scored nine top 10 finishes and seven top five runs including a season best four fourth place finishes. His average A-main finishing position was seventh.

7. – Chester Fitch, Tiffin, Ohio. Fitch competed in all 13 A-mains in 2022, racking up a season best 10th on Aug. 19. His average A-main finishing position was 15th.

8. – Doug Baird, Alvada, Ohio. Baird competed in 12 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the Sept. 2 ALMS event. He scored a season best finish of 10th. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

9. – Austin Gibson, Tiffin, Ohio. Coming out of the dirt truck ranks, Gibson earned the 2022 Attica rookie of the year for the late model division. He competed in 11 of the 13 A-mains, missing only the May 13 and Sept. 2 events. He posted a season best 14th place finish on Aug. 19. His average A-main finishing position was 16th.

10. – Collin Shipley, Bowling Green, Ohio. Shipley competed in 10 of the 13 A-mains in 2022, posting nine top 10 finishes and six top five runs including a season best runner-up on Aug. 19. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

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CHAMPION – Paul Weaver, Fremont, Ohio. Weaver scored his sixth division championship (2009, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022) while also wrapping up his third straight Attica Fremont Championship Series title. Weaver never finished out of the top 6 in all 15 of the A-mains in 2022 including an incredible 14 top five finishes. He recorded 12 podium finishes including four wins (June 3, July 8, July 29 and Sept. 2) to run his career total to 68. Coupled with his three 410 wins on his resume, Weaver’s 71 career feature wins at Attica is the most all time. Weaver’s average A-main finishing position was third.

2. – Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2005, 2019 and 2021 champion and 2019 Attica Fremont Championship Series titlist scored 14 top 10 finishes out of the 15 A-mains in which he competed. He recorded 11 top five finishes including eight podium runs. Miller scored four wins (April 16, April 22, June 24 and Aug. 19 to run his career total at the track to 35 for second on the division’s all-time win list. Miller’s average A-main finishing position was fifth.

3. – Matt Foos, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2015 dirt truck track champion competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022. He recorded 12 top 10 finishes and nine top five runs. Foos scored eight podium finishes including wins on May 13, July 22 and Sept. 3 to run his career total to seven in the division. Foos’ average A-main finishing position was seventh.

4. – Kasey Jedrzejek, LaGrange, Ohio. Jedrzejek, in his second year of dirt tracking, competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022, posting 12 top 10 finishes and eight top five runs. He scored four podium finishes including his first career Attica win on Aug. 26. His average A-main finishing position was seventh.

5. – Kody Brewer, Risingsun, Ohio. In his third year of racing, Brewer competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022 and scored 11 top 10 finishes and three top fives with a season best pair of runner-up finishes. His average A-main finishing position was ninth.

6. – Mike Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Keegan competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022, compiling nine top 10 finishes and three top five runs including a season best third late in the year. Keegan’s average A-main finishing position was 10th.

7. – Brandon Moore, Clyde, Ohio. Moore competed in all 15 A-mains in 2022, racking up eight top 10 finishes and four top five runs including a season best third place finish. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

8. – Logan Riehl, Clyde, Ohio. Riehl competed in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2022, missing only the June 24 event. He scored seven top 10 finishes and four top five finishes including his first career win on April 29. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

9. – Jimmy McGrath Jr., Clyde, Ohio. McGrath competed in 15 A-mains in 2022, compiling nine top 10 finishes and three top fives including a season best runner-up on July 8. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

10. – Steve Rando, Lindsey, Ohio. Rando battled in 14 of the 15 A-mains in 2022, missing only opening night. He scored six top 10 finishes with a season best pair of sixth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

Rookie of the year – Creed Kemenah, Alvada, Ohio. Kemenah finished 12th in points in 2022, competing in 12 of the 15 A-mains in 2022. He racked up four top 10 finishes including a season best seventh on championship night. Kemenah’s average A-main finishing position was 12th.

Improvements have been undertaken for the 2023 season including new box seats and new clay on the speedway surface. A schedule will be released in the near future.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

 

 

DYER MOTORSPORTS CONCLUDES ITS 2022 SEASON NEXT WEEK AT BAKERSFIELD AND PLACERVILLE

(Yucca Valley, CA, November 10, 2022) Nearly nine months after it started, Dyer Motorsports will finish its 2022 racing with four races next week. The first race will be the “6th Annual Western States Lightning Sprints Championship” at the Bakersfield Speedway on Tuesday, November 15th. That will be followed up by a day of travel and then three straight nights of racing in the “Hangtown 100” at the Placerville Speedway on November 17th, 18th, and 19th.

The race at Bakersfield will be the final points-paying race for the CLS and for the Civil War Series matching the California Lightning Sprint Cars vs Northern California’s Bay cities racing association. Jeff Dyer and his son Seth will both be competing at Bakersfield. Jeff comes into that race tied for fourth in the championship series point standings. He also brings in the best 2022 main event finishing average at the track, 3.2 of all riders who have started three main events there. On May 14th at the track, Dyer turned in his best 2022 appearance on the Kern County oval when he placed second in the 25-lap main. In his other four starts at the track, he has finished third and fourth two times each.

Bakersfield is the track where Seth launched his lightning sprint career with the CLS on June 11th. Two weeks ago the 15-year-old had turned in the best qualifying effort of his rookie season when he timed in 10th fastest of 16 cars at the Ventura Raceway. He followed that up by leading every inch of the way to score the first heat race win of his lightning career. Despite only running

After Tuesday at Bakersfield, Dyer Motorsports will drive 316 miles north to the Placerville Speedway for the “Hangtown 100.” Phelan’s Cal Smith, who spent years racing in the SCRA Sprint Cars and ¾ midgets, will jump into Seth’s car and join Jeff in the season-enders.

In addition to the lightning sprints, Tuesday’s show at Bakersfield will also include the “November Classic” for the USAC National Midgets. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with racing at 7:00. Fans can save $5.00 per ticket by ordering in advance at https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1113. The historic track is located at 5001 N. Chester Ext. in Bakersfield. The track website is https://www.bakersfieldspeedway.com/ and the office phone is (661) 393-3373.

Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. each day with racing at 6:00. Fans can find the track at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Advance tickets for Placerville are available at https://www.eventsprout.com/event/hangtown-2022. The website is https://www.placervillespeedway.com/ and the track phone is (530) 344-7592.

Jeff is racing in memory of his grandfather Glenn Sels throughout the 2022 season.

Dyer would like to thank the following for making the 2022 season possible in the #4 Lightning Sprint Car. Dependable Machine Inc., Haircuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, LBA Investigations, and Dyer Motorsports.

For the USAC/CRA #39 sprint car, Straight Time Stirrups, Dependable Machines Inc., Hair Cuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, Justice Brothers, and Specialty Fasteners make it all possible.

If you would like to be a part of Dyer Motorsports in 2022, call (760) 267-0298 or send an email to mailto:dyermotorsports4@gmail.com.

Jeff Dyer 2022 Results

3-5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest 13th A Main

3-25 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 4th A Main

3-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

4-1 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 14th A Main

4-2 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA 23rd A Main

4-16 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

4-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th B Main

4-30 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main 1

4-30 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main 2

5-14 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

5-14 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main

5-21 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

5-28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars DNS

6-11 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 4th A Main

6-25 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

7-16 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

7-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

8-6 Santa Maria Raceway California Lightning Sprints 13th A Main*

8-25 Silver Dollar Speedway California Lightning Sprints 16th A Main

8-26 Placerville Speedway California Lightning Sprints 17th A Main

9-10 Lemoore Raceway California Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

9-17 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main

9-24 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main

10-1 Barona Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 13th A Main

10-8 Mohave Valley Raceway California Lightning/POWRi Southwest 11th A Main

Seth Dyer 2022 Lightning Sprint Results

6-11 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 12th A Main

6-25 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 15th A Main

7-16 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 10th A Main

7-23 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 10th A Main

8-6 Santa Maria Raceway California Lightning Sprints 14th A Main

8-25 Silver Dollar Speedway California Lightning Sprints DNS

9-10 Lemoore Raceway California Lightning Sprints 14th A Main

9-17 Perris Auto Speedway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 16th A Main

9-24 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 18th A Main

10-20 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest Lightning Sprints 11th A Main

10-29 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 13th A Main

 

 

NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series and Kings of Thunder 360’s Set for Merced Speedway for Pre-Thanksgiving Extravaganza

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Merced, CA)- For a third consecutive season Merced Speedway will kick Thanksgiving week off in a big way. November 22nd and 23rd, the ¼ mile bullring will host the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series as well as the Kings of Thunder 360 Winged Sprint Cars and offer fans a full two-nights of open wheel action as a Thanksgiving appetizer.

Serving as USAC’s penultimate points paying event of the season leading into the Turkey Night Grand Prix, fans can expect to see the likes of Nationals stars Buddy Kofoid, Justin Grant, T-Mez, Bryant Wiedeman, Mitchel Moles and a host of others take on the local talent including USAC Western states champion, Michael Faccinto, Brody Fuson, Ben Worth and more.

While the stars and cars of Midget racing battle it out in two complete USAC National Midget series events, the Kings of Thunder Winged 360’s will again be on hand battling it out on the bullring as they are led by the likes of freshly minted 2022 NARC Champion, Dominic Scelzi, World of Outlaws standout, Carson Macedo, Justin Sanders, Tanner and Blake Carrick, Oklahoma’s Ryan Timms and more of the region’s top drivers are expected to take part.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour muffler rule for the Winged 360’s will be enforced, and it allows drivers to use the Flowmaster 53545-10 with turndowns, the Spintech Superstock 1000 #1545 with turndowns, and the Diamond Schoenfeld.

Tuesday and Wednesday night the pit gates will open at 2pm and the grandstands will open at 5pm with racing slated to go green at 7pm.

Tickets are available online at mercedspeedway.net and will also be available to purchase at the front gate. Adult tickets will $25, Senior and Military (with ID) will be $20, Kids 6-12 will be admitted for $10, and those fans 5 and under will have no charge.

STAY CONNECTED- Keep up with the happenings at Merced Speedway by clicking over to www.mercedspeedway.net or by ‘Liking’ https://www.facebook.com/mercedspeedway/ on Facebook.

Merced Speedway is located at 900 Martin Luther King Drive Merced, CA 95341.

 

 

Kyle Reinhardt Captures Career Best World Finals Finish on Opening Night; Misses Field on Final Night

Concord, NC – November 11, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Kyle Reinhardt unloaded his Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers / Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants / J&J Auto Racing No.91 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC last week with his team’s performance trending in the right direction.

That trend, combined with two A-main appearances in the 2021 edition of the World Finals, had the Capitol Renegade team feeling optimistic about their chances to finish out the 2022 season on a positive note.

November 2: World Finals / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC [52 cars, Qualifying 9th Flight A, Heat 6th (5), B-main 2nd (3), A-main 13th (22)]

Opening night brought 52 teams to compete in the 4-day World of Outlaws sanctioned event. This year’s scheduled called for the sprint car teams to compete on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Teams would compete in full shows on Wednesday and Friday, then heat races for Saturday’s finale would be lined up by points accumulated during the previous two races.

Wednesday and Friday’s format info

Reinhardt’s night got off to a good start when he registered the 9th quickest lap of the 26 cars to go under the clock in Flight A qualifying. The effort provided him with the inside row three starting spot in heat number one.

With the top five finishers from the 8-lap race transferring directly to the Wednesday night A-main, Reinhardt was in position to capitalize. That said, the spot would still need to be earned, especially given the stout field on hand.

Tyler Courtney was able to win the 3rd row battle for the 5th spot on the opening lap and Reinhardt wasn’t able to wrestle it away. He settled for a 6th place finish, which relegated him to the B-main for his final shot to make the night’s finale.

From his 3rd starting spot in the B-main, Reinhardt needed to record a top four finish to transfer to the main event. From the drop of the green on the 12-lap race, he made it clear he was going to control his own destiny.

Reinhardt grabbed the lead by using the high side on the opening lap and went on to build a comfortable lead for most of the race. As the race reached the closing laps, Brent Marks powered his way into the runner up position and began to put pressure on the leader.

Strategy was on display as Reinhardt took the low line away from Marks as the pair sailed into turn three with just over two laps remaining.

Reinhardt held the lead for another lap, then Marks edged in front briefly before the Neptune City, NJ native drove back under him going into turn three on the final lap. Marks turned under Reinhardt off turn four and beat the Capitol Renegade No.91 to the line by 0.375 seconds. It was an exciting few laps, but in the end all that mattered was Reinhardt was in the show.

From his 22nd starting spot in the 30-lap A-main, Reinhardt appeared to struggle in the early going. He dropped as far as 26th before finding a rhythm and some room to race. The forward progress started on lap seven.

Reinhardt reached the 19th spot on lap thirteen, but it took another ten laps before the car and the track would really come to him. On lap twenty three he turned his fastest lap of the race. Over the final five laps, he rolled the bottom with great success, climbing from 18th all the way to 13th at the checkered flag.

The finish was a career best for Reinhardt at the World Finals, improving on his 2021 result by a few spots.

November 4: World Finals / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC [52 cars, Qualifying 10th Flight B, Heat 10th (5), C-main 3rd (4)]

Friday’s second chance to accumulate points started off very similar to Wednesday for Reinhardt, who registered the 10th quickest lap of the 26 drivers to hit the track in Flight B. Once again, he would take the green for his heat race from the 5th starting spot, needing only to remain in the top five to transfer to the main event.

The opening lap of heat number four is where Reinhardt’s week took a turn the wrong direction. A bunched up start led to a four wide situation in turn one, forcing his No.91 above the cushion. He managed to avoid contact but rolled to a stop, bringing out the caution.

Reinhardt was able to restart and join the rear of the field, but it would be tough to recover the track position in a short eight laps. He finished a distant 10th, dropping him into the C-main and leaving him with slim odds of making his way to the A-main.

Reinhardt would need to finish first or second in the 10-lap C-main to advance to the B-main. From his starting spot outside row two, he claimed the 3rd position on the opening lap. He was unable to close the gap enough on runner up Eric Riggins to mount a serious challenge.

Reinhardt’s night ended much earlier than expected with the 3rd place C-main finish. The real price of the disappointing night was a low point total to add to his solid first night, which would make Saturday night’s main event slightly more difficult to reach.

November 5: World Finals / The Dirt Track at Charlotte / Concord, NC [52 cars, Heat 7th (7), B-main 8th (9)]

Saturday’s program consisted of four 11-car heat races. The top ten starters were set heads-up by points from the first two night, and they were joined by a top four finisher from the non-qualifier’s race that opened the night. The top five finishers from each heat race would move on to the A-main, and the remaining teams would compete in a B-main for the final four starting spots.

The ripple effect of Friday’s heat race troubles was clear. Reinhardt’s two day point total placed him 7th in heat number four. He took 6th on lap two with a slide job on Kraig Kinser and set his sights on the final transfer spot. At the halfway point, Kinser forced his way back around the No.91 off turn four. Reinhardt couldn’t mount another challenge and settled for a 7th place finish.

The B-main would be an uphill climb for Reinhardt, needing to reach the top four in twelve short laps from his 9th starting spot to make the show. He gave it everything he had, climbing has high as 7th by the time the caution flag appeared with three laps complete.

The ensuing restart didn’t go Reinhardt’s way. He lost the track position he had gained, slipping back to 9th again. In the closing laps he raced his way back into 8th but that’s where the week, and season, came to an end.

“We had decent speed this week. We weren’t great but things just didn’t go our way Friday and we got behind. I want to give a shout out to Cheerwine, Carolina Beverage Corp and Arthur Carver IV for coming on board this week to help us out at the World Finals. I also want to say thank you to Capitol Renegade, Champion Hi-Tech Lubricant’s, Henry’s Wrecker Service and all our other partners who have supported us all season.“, Reinhardt commented.

“Overall our season wasn’t up to our expectations, but with the speed we found the past month we feel better going into the offseason. We feel like we have something to build on for 2023.”

Up Next

That’s a wrap for Kyle’s 2022 season! Follow his social media outlets listed below, as well as Addicted2DirtPR on most social media platforms, for future announcements about his 2023 plans!

Season Stats

75 races, 0 wins, 10 top 5’s, 20 top 10’s, 37 top 15’s

Learn more about Kyle Reinhardt at:

A2DPR.com/KyleReinhardt

 

 

RACER RATE HOTELS ANNOUNCED FOR 24th RUMBLE IN FORT WAYNE
Three Sites Offering Varying Amenities Set to Extend Discounted Rates
FORT WAYNE, IN (Nov. 11, 2022) – Three hotels, with varying amenities, have joined forces with the 24th
running of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales to offer discounted rates for this
year’s attendees. The rates will be offered from Thursday, Dec. 29 (move-in day) through Saturday, Dec. 31
(final night of the Rumble).
“We are excited with this year’s line-up of host hotels,” quipped Rumble promoter Larry Boos. “Each of the
sites offer a unique quality to satisfy our race teams and race fans. They are wonderful properties.”
Located directly across the street from the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, the site of the annual
Rumble indoor racing event, is the Holiday Inn. With a $99 racer rate, convenience is the key word.
The Hyatt Place namesake has returned to the property at 111 W. Washington Center Road, with notable
renovations underway. A $99 racer rate is also being offering by the Hyatt management, with the inclusion of
breakfast distinguishing them among the trio.
New to the fold this year, and only 15 minutes away is the Comfort Suites, located at 3302 E. Dupont Rd. An
$89 rate awaits the Rumble gentry, who will be greeted by the all-suite hotel that offers an indoor pool and
continental breakfast as their key attractions.
“Each of the properties have a limited room block available, with deadlines,” continued Boos “so we urge
everyone to firm up their plans and contact the hotels.”

 

FORT’S SPRINTCAR FORAY

The move into Sprintcars is a big one in anyone’s language, but for Josh Fort, this move has seen him exceed his very own early realistic expectations.

After stepping into Sprintcars during the off season, where he teamed up in a joint venture deal with Jared Desmares, Fort made his second Sprintcar appearance last Saturday night at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway during the latest Development Sprintcar Series round, and to say that he was dominant would be quite the understatement. Not only did he win both of his heat races, but he also managed to complete the night by qualifying for the feature race on pole position and then leading the entire 15-lap distance.

“Heading into last Saturday night, I didn’t really have any large expectations set, as it was my second ever Sprintcar race meeting, so after winning my first heat from the front row, my confidence grew,” explained Fort, who prior to stepping into Sprintcars came from a Formula 500 background after growing up in Geelong, Victoria.

“In my second heat race, I had a bit of luck go my way and I managed to get the win after starting from the back of the field, and then in the feature race, everything just fell into place for me, as my crew gave me a great car all night, and I came away with the best possible result, so I couldn’t be happier with how the night panned out.”

Despite the dream run in the Development Series round on Saturday night, Fort knows that the learning curve ahead in Sprintcars is a long one. In fact, later that night, he tagged onto the back of the B main, but the night turned sour, after he crashed out, but sustained mainly cosmetic damage to the race car, such as top and front wings.

“Sprintcars are the Formula 1 of speedway racing, so I know it’s a tough game, but it’s one I’m looking forward learning as I go and becoming more competitive,” enthused the 31-year-old.

“I’ve always wanted to go Sprintcar racing and thanks to teaming up with Jared (Desmares), we’ve been able to turn that into a reality where we can go Sprintcar racing together.”

Fort and Desmares friendship dates back to their Formula 500 days a few seasons ago, when they were both competing in the class, and it has led to them joining forces to create their own Sprintcar team. While Fort has only two Sprintcar race meetings to his name, Desmares has contested 10 race meetings, mainly in North Queensland, where he resides in Cairns, competing at Cairns Speedway and Mareeba Speedway tracks. Just last month, Desmares, aged 35, came down to Toowoomba Speedway, where he ended up second in the feature race for the opening Development Series round running his own Pro Sprint (LS3) powerplant.

Later this season, Fort, who’s based in Brisbane but works in the mining industry at Moranbah in central Queensland during the weekdays, is planning to later this month bring out his 410 Sprintcar program and compete at Archerfield Speedway and Toowoomba Speedway – after Desmares had a shakedown run in it earlier this season at Toowoomba Speedway. On top of these plans, he is looking to venture south to compete in Victoria and South Australia over the Christmas-New Year period. For Desmares, he is hoping to compete the remaining Development Series rounds and be able to contend for the series point standings honours before he returns to race locally at the end of this southern season.

The next outing for Fort is going to be back at Archerfield Speedway on the Saturday night of November 19 for the next East Coast Logistics Series round, while the team plans to then head to Toowoomba Speedway for the annual ‘Pink Night’ on December 3 with Desmares set to be behind the wheel of the team’s D # 40 JFE Group Triple X car with the Pro Sprint engine, while Fort will also be running his 410 powerplant on the night in the Qld # 40 JFE Group Triple X car. The team has planned a one-off paint scheme planned with support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation for ‘Pink Night’ with limited edition t-shirts that we will donate all of night’s sales to charity.

Fort and Desmares would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:

• JBL Australia • JFE Group • KRE Race Engines • Bowdens Own Car Care Products • Triple X Race Co * Leggo Property Group • Keizer Wheels • Locked Down Apparel • Moti Coaching • BR Motorsports • Swiftek Engineering • Primera Custom Co • Air Hygiene Services • Shell Shock Co • Butler Built Seats • Down Under Graphics

Special Thanks: Pit crew members Glen, Corey, Jessie, Zarlie and Michael.

To find out more about Josh Fort Motorsport, you can LIKE or FOLLOW them on Facebook or Instagram by searching Josh Fort Motorsport or visit www.joshfortmotorsport.com

 

 

RUMBLE IN FORT WAYNE TICKET SALES BEGIN NOVEMBER 16

Advance Reserved Seating Area and General Admission Tickets Available

FORT WAYNE, IN (Oct. 21, 2021) – Reserved seating and general admission tickets for the 24th running of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales (Dec. 30 and 31) will go on sale Wednesday, November 16. Race fans may purchase their tickets through any Ticketmaster outlet or in person at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (ACWMC) box office during normal business hours.

Conducted inside the massive Expo Center which joins the ACWMC, the Rumble features multiple divisions of indoor auto racing on a purposely built 1/6 mile concrete oval. Included on the card will be Midgets, Winged and Non-Winged 600 Midgets plus multiple classes of Go-Karts and Quarter Midgets.

The designated area for reserved seating remains as the top six rows of the spectator grandstands which encompass three sides of the racing oval. The balance will be considered general admission areas.

“The reserved sections are popular among the fans that have preferred viewing angles,” commented event promoter Larry Boos. “They also offer peace of mind to those that travel a long distance; knowing that a seat awaits them when they come to the popular mid-winter event.”

While the advance sale purchase guarantees the race fans a ticket to the unique racing event, walk-up sales will also be conducted each day/night of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.

Friday (Dec. 30) and Saturday (Dec. 31) each will be a full day and night of racing action for all of the participating divisions. Daily adult pricing for ages 13 & up will be $25 for reserved seats and $23 for general admission seating. Children (2-12) pricing will be $15 (reserved) and $13 (general admission).

 

 

Robert Ballou Has Monster West Coast Swing To Cap 2022 Season Including Oval Nationals Prelim Night Win

PETERSEN MEDIA: Growing up in California, the USAC National Sprint Car Series’ West Coast swing holds a special place in Robert Ballou’s heart. While circumstances kept him from making the trip since 2017, Ballou made his return count as he picked up a win and tallied five Top-5’s.

“I grew up in Northern CA, but this trip is as close to a ‘Homecoming’ as I get and I really enjoy getting back out West,” Robert Ballou said. “It has been a long while since I have been able to make the trip, and I am glad we made it out this past season because we ended our year on a high note.”

The five-race swing was kind to Ballou who thrived on the West Coast. On top of winning Friday night’s Oval Nationals Prelim feature, Ballou racked a pair of 4th place finishes at Cocopah, as well as 4th and 5th place finishes to go along with his win at Perris Auto Speedway, giving him an average finish of 3.6, the highest of any driver over that span.

In fact, Ballou was the only driver to finish inside of the Top-5 all five nights, and that helped him solidify a fourth-place finish in the final USAC National Point Standings.

Highlighting Ballou’s trip was a Friday night win at the Oval Nationals. Slipping back to third at one point during the Friday night feature, ‘The Mad Man’ came to life late aboard the Suburban Subaru/Deaton’s Waterfront Service/Rossie Feed and Grain backed No. 12 and made a couple of late moves to get into the race lead.

Once out in front, Ballou was able to hang on and score his sixth win of the season with the series, and eighth overall in 2022, making him one of three drivers on the year with at least a six-pack of USAC wins.

“This was by far the healthiest and best I have felt in a car in quite some time, and I think it showed,” Ballou said. “Don Ott provided us with some great power plants and that is crucial with these guys. Having that stretch to end our season shows that we can get back and contend for another USAC Championship and has us all motivated to put in even more work this offseason. I have some great people behind me, and I thank each and every one of them for making this all possible.”

Robert Ballou would like to thank Suburban Subaru, Deaton’s Waterfront Service, Rossie Feed and Grain, Berks Western Telecom, Inc., Dan Roberts Motorsports, Dragonfly Aviation, Hinchman Indy, Don Ott Racing Engines, Manvel Motorsports, CSI Shocks, Walker Performance Filtration, Amsoil Inc, Murray’s Body Shop, Pacific Grass and Turf, MPHG Promotions Inc, Team Jack Foundation, 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, Moose Blocks, Inc., AO Designs, and Arai Helmets for their support.

ON TAP: Robert Ballou has wrapped up his 2022 season.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-55, Wins- 8, Top 5’s- 31, Top-10’s- 44

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.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a promotional company that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, and boost awareness.

 


 

Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Dwarf Cars invade Antioch Speedway this Saturday

By Gary Thomas
Antioch, CA…The biggest Winged 360 Sprint Car event in five years is set to converge at Antioch Speedway this Saturday November 12th, as the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds venue plays host to the “Sprint Car Showcase.”
The Antioch Speedway had been known to hold several Winged Sprint Car events over the years, including the inaugural SCCT race in 2017 and the first King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series show in 2011. In recent season’s that has not been the case, however, this Saturday’s Sprint Car Showcase hopes to be a sign of things to come at the track when it pertains to Winged Sprint Cars.
The Winged 360 Sprint Cars will be vying for a Sprint Car Challenge Tour purse ($2,500-to-win/ $400-to-start) and will utilize SCCT rules during the night. A Happy Hour will begin when the front gate opens at 2pm on Saturday with live music from the Jeffrey James Trio. Special guests in the vendor row will include Jenna Frazier with her excellent artwork, Tiffany Crowell with Wishbone & Fate Designs, along with Club Dirty.
Credential requests for media and the vendor application cutoff day is this Thursday.
One of the drivers slated to be in action happens to be Roseville’s Colby Copeland, who is fresh off his first year as part of the management group at Silver Dollar Speedway. Copeland, along with Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson make up SLC Promotions, which took over the famed Chico, CA based quarter-mile this past season.
“I’m looking forward to the Sprint Car Showcase at Antioch Speedway on Saturday,” stated Copeland, who will be aboard the VSR/ Bianchi Farms No. 5v Sprinter at the race. “With everything we did at Silver Dollar Speedway this year we know it’s definitely not easy to put these events on. Hopefully the fans and teams will support this weekend and we can have another track in the mix for a Winged Sprint Car show or two next season.”
Additional drivers anticipated include recent Trophy Cup champion Shane Golobic of Fremont, Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, Oakley’s Dylan Bloomfield, Penngrove’s Chase Johnson, Fair Oaks’ Stephen Ingraham, Elverta’s Justin Henry, Windsor’s John Clark, Santa Rosa’s Wyatt Van Lare and more.
The event will feature Dwarf Cars competing as the companion class. The division will contest a 30-lap main event sponsored by Nighthawk Defense Group.
The pit meeting will take place at 5pm this Saturday November 12th, with cars on track at 5:30pm. Hot laps, qualifying and racing will follow.
Adult presale tickets cost $20, while kids under 12 and seniors 65+ will be $15. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time by visiting https://www.myracepass.com/events/431463/tickets/ or at the gate on race day.
The Antioch Speedway is located on the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds at the corner of 10th and L Streets in Antioch, California. Take SR-4 West (Highway 4) to exit 27 and turn right onto L Street. The physical address is 1201 W. 10th Street Antioch, CA 94509.
The track is located just a little over an hour from the capital city of Sacramento. More info can be found at www.antiochspeedway.com

 

Shawn Loken and DKW Transport to partner with Fully Injected Motorsports through 2023
ByTyler Altmeyer
Nov 9, 2022

BUTLER, Pa. (November 9, 2022) – A name that is certainly synonymous with supporting grassroots motorsports, Shawn Loken, known to most as the man behind DKW Transport, has partnered with Tyler Altmeyer and www.fullyinjected.com, officially adopting the role as the site’s presenting sponsor through the 2023 season.

Calling Minnesota home, Loken’s involvement in grassroots motorsports, most notably his dedication in supporting drivers and teams within sprint car and late model competition, stretches almost two decades, recently associated with competitors and owners such as Donny Schatz and Bernie Stuebgen, as well as throwing his support behind Attica Raceway Park’s annual Brad Doty Classic.

“I just can’t help myself. Every time I tell myself that I’m going to retire, I jump right back in. I just love the sport so much, so as long as I am able to support it, I will,” said Shawn Loken. “I’ve known Tyler [Altmeyer] for a long time. He’s passionate about racing and does everything he can to help and support those who he is affiliated with. There’s a lot that goes into what he does and I want to be a part of it.”

“I actually met Shawn through Danny Holtgraver and we’ve been friends ever since. Just an all around good person to be associated with, and I picked that up quickly through the Holtgraver family,” added Tyler Altmeyer. “I really admire what he does…supports who he can whenever he can. There are others like him, but he really stands out. To have him join the site’s efforts is pretty special. His support will help alleviate some underlying costs.”

The 2023 season will be business as usual for Fully Injected Motorsports. Although the current season has come to a close, for most, the next few months will be dedicated to paint scheme, partner, and schedule announcements. To learn more, visit www.fullyinjected.com or email Tyler directly.

 

 

Ti Bills Series Begins In Whyalla

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

The highly anticipated Ti-Bills Race Parts supported SA Wingless Sprint Series will begin this Saturday night (November 12) at the Whyalla Speedway with the event attracting the biggest field ever seen at the venue. A total of 26 drivers have indicated that they will compete in the inaugural round of the four-event series with a majority of the State’s leading drivers all hoping to etch their name into the record books as the first ever Ti Bills Series round winner.

In what is a star studded line-up, it will be hard to predict a winner of the A-Main, but going into the event Jack McCarthy will be a major contender having already claimed two feature race wins this season and a further podium result in his other start. But despite his recent form he will havehis work cut out to defeat the likes of Mitch Broome, who will travel 9 hours from his base in Mount Gambier, dual Australian Champion Joel Chadwick, Rylan Furler, Hayden Vickers, Nate Trewin, regular Sprintcar competitor Keke Falland, Jesse and Harley Alexander and William Caruso.For Harley Alexander it will be his first meeting back after a car destroying crash at Murray Bridge.

After sitting out the opening events this season Murray Bridge based racer Brett Ireland will make his return to racing along with Bronson Mauro and both drivers can never be discounted.

The opening round will also see several rookie drivers in action including Tyson Newton, Alan Saint, Tate Cowie and Port Augusta based Slade Petry, with the latter two making their Wingless debuts, which is an encouraging sign as the class continues to grow.

In addition to the South Australian entries Mildura’s Jordon Bolitho and Darwin based racer John Murdie, who has based is car in SA for the summer season, will also join the field for the opening round.

The format of each round of the SA Wingless Sprints State Series will begin with Hot Laps / Time Trials, which is an element that is rarely utilised for Wingless Sprints. Each driver will receive 4 timed laps for time trials with the field split into heat race groups with a maximum of 6 cars on track at a time.

Following qualifying each driver will then contest two heat races, with each race being 10 laps. The opening round of heats will be fastest to the front based on the results from qualifying with round two seeing the fastest drivers sent to the back (inverted) complete with a row swap.

The last chance B-Main will be over 15-laps with 4 competitors to transfer into the 30-lap A Main, which will be contested by a maximum of 20 cars. Round 1 of the TiBills Race Parts SA Wingless Series is alsoproudly supported by: • Serge’s Crash Repairs – Round 1 Major Sponsor • Pronto United Finance - Series Sponsor • Obst Customs and Classics – Series Sponsor • Chris’s Auto Air & Mechanical – Series Sponsor • Broome Family and BP Gambier West, Mount Gambier – Contingency Supporter • Alexander Bro’s Construction & Civil - Contingency Supporter • Revolution Racegear - Contingency Supporter • Phil Michell Motorsport Media - Contingency Supporter SA Ti Bills Series Rd 1: Nominations (26 Cars) - S3 Keke Falland, S5 Joel Chadwick, S6 Tyson Newton, S10 William Caruso, S14 Matthew Tyler, S15 Hayden Vickers, S18 Jenna Kervers, S19 Dale Gesell, S20 Harley Alexander, S23 Jack McCarthy, S26 Rylan Furler, S29 Corey Brougham, S33 Brad Evans, S35 Mitchell Broome, S41 Bronson Mauro, S49 Darryl Knuckey, S50 Jordon Bolitho, S53 Nicole Southby, S54 Alan Saint, S56 Tate Cowie, S58 Nate Trewin, NT59 John Murdie, S71 Brett Ireland, S82 Caleb Evans, S84 Jesse Alexander, S89 Slade Petry.

 

 

Jacob Tuttle Out Duels Shawn Jones In A Stockton Thriller As Jake Morgan Claims 2022 Hunt Tour Championship

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Stockton, CA)- Shawn Jones looked to be well on his way to his second consecutive win with the Hunt Wingless Tour to close out the 2022 season. Jacob Tuttle had other ideas. Letting it all hang out in the final turn, Tuttle shocked the everyone, including himself, as he made a move to nip Jones at the line and claim his first ever win in a sprint car. While Tuttle celebrated immensely, Jake Morgan was also celebrating in victory lane as he claimed the series crown by simply starting the feature event.

Leading the field to green, Jones was a rocket ship early in the 25-lap season finale. Quickly working his way to a robust lead, Jones looked to have the field covered as he reached the back of the field.

With cars racing two and three wide in front of him, Jones’ pace was drastically slowed and it allowed second running Tuttle, and third running Shane Hopkins to close in on the leader only to see the caution flag fly and take the leaders out of traffic.

When the race restarted, Jones again was able to pull out to the lead, however this early green flag run saw Tuttle and Hopkins keep him in striking distance as the field navigated a rough and tumble racing surface.

Jones slowly opened his lead back up in the waning laps, and again had the field in check, but the back of the pack would shake things up.

As Jones got into traffic, Tuttle was again able to cut into his lead, but time appeared to be running out on any late race heroics.

Taking the white flag as the race leader, Jones still had a solid advantage over Tuttle, but heading into turn four cars slowed the leader down and Tuttle turned down and made it a drag race to the checkered flag where Tuttle nipped Jones be a fraction of a second to earn the win.

As Tuttle clipped Jones for the top spot, Shane Hopkins ran third, Nick Robfogel fourth, and 2022 Series Champion, Jake Morgan ran fifth.

While Morgan was crowned the Champion, Saturday night also capped off a strong Rookie campaign by Mark Hanson and he was officially named the 2022 Rookie of the Year.

A total of 28 cars checked in for the series finale in Stockton, CA and it was Shane Hopkins earning Dependable Crain Fast Time.

Jake Morgan won Benic Ent Heat 1 and essentially clinched the series title by doing so as Jones won Brown and Miller Heat 2, Tuttle King Racing Products Heat 3, and Braidon Moniz won Santomauro Heat 4.

Running fourth in the ‘A’, Robfogel was the Santomauro Hard Charger as he transferred from the ‘B’ and passed 13 cars in the feature event.

Josh Gillis was the MSR Hard Luck Award Winner, and Anthony Snow earned the BR Motorsports P.15 award as well as the Arbo Tec Best Presenting Feature Event Car.

By way of his move at the line, Tuttle earned the Vahlco Wheels Cool Move of the Night.

A Main Finishing Order

1. Jacob Tuttle #3F

2. Shawn Jones #14

3. Shane Hopkins #51

4. Nick Robfogel #3

5. Jake Morgan #7M

6. Jarrett Soares #12

7. Nick Larson #24N

8. Mark Hanson #79

9. Josh Young #79

10. Brent Steck #2STX

11. Evan Gularte #17M

12. Shawn Arriaga #32

13. Jacob Williams #13W

14. Braidon Moniz #22JR

15. Anthony Snow #17

16. Ka'imi Moniz-Costa #5

17. Eric Hopkins #B51

18. Trey Walters #7

19. Jordan Garretson #X

20. Keith Calvino #73

ON TAP: The Hunt Series has concluded their 2022 season.

WINNERS: Bradley Terrell (March 26th Petaluma Speedway), Jake Morgan (April 2nd Placerville Speedway), Daniel Whitley (May 21st Merced Speedway), Daniel Whitley May 28th Stockton Dirt Track), DJ Johnson (June 18th Marysville Raceway), Jake Morgan (July 16th Placerville Speedway), Bradley Terrell (August 20th Petaluma Speedway) Jake Morgan (Sept. 3rd Placerville Speedway) Shane Hopkins (Sept. 4th Placerville Speedway), Shawn Jones (September 7th Silver Dollar Speedway), Shawn Arriaga (October 1st Petaluma Speedway), Shawn Jones (October 8th Antioch Speedway), Jacob Tuttle (November 5th Stockton Dirt Track)

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleeson brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 saw Gleeson come back aboard. 2022 the series will be in action on 12 occasions as they visit five different Northern California venues.

 

 

KNOXVILLE NATIONALS TICKET INFO


The Ticket Renewal Window for Four-Day Knoxville Nationals Tickets is currently open and closes on Tuesday, November 15. To renew your tickets go to our website or call the ticket office during business hours at 641-842-5431.

Those who have renewed their tickets will then have two days to "grow their family" of tickets on November 17th and 18th. This means if you currently have a set of four tickets and are wanting to add a fifth or sixth seat to your family, this is the perfect time to accomplish that.

Four-Day Tickets will then go on sale to the public on Thursday, December 1.
BANQUET TICKETS
The Knoxville Raceway Championship Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 26. To order meal tickets and for hotel reservations you can find the order form at the link below or click on the picture.

Deadline is Nov. 11.

Link➡️bit.ly/3gz7Yxr

BIDS OPEN FOR CLEANING


We are now accepting bids for the services of Snow Removal, Mowing, Cleaning of Grandstands, Restrooms, Dyer Hudson and Bingley Buildings. For inquiries, questions, or to submit your bid please email GM Jason Reed at JasonR@KnoxvilleRaceway.com or call the ticket office.
DENNISON RACING TEE'S POP-UP STORE


Back by popular demand for the 2022 Holiday Shopping Season is the Dennison Racing Tee's Pop-Up Store on December 1, 2 and 3! More details to come soon!
KNOXVILLE RACEWAY HISTORY BOOK


Want to learn about the origins of Knoxville Raceway and the earliest pieces of history from the Marion Co Fairgrounds? Buy the book, The History of Knoxville Raceway and the Marion Co Fairgrounds for $40 with FREE SHIPPING if you order online HERE.
KRCO FUNDRAISER


Mark your calendars for the annual KRCO Fundraiser is scheduled for February 25 in Dyer Hudson Hall. The KRCO helps drivers with medical expenses, insurance and safety equipment.
SEASON OPENER APRIL 15
The 70th annual Pella Motors / Kraig Ford Season Opener is scheduled for April 15, 2023. Look for our complete 2023 schedule to be announced soon.

2023 WORLD OF OUTLAWS DATES
The 2023 Schedule will include a return of the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in April in addition to our June weekend. More information about tickets to come soon.

Ted Johnson Award to John McCoy!
The most prestigious award given each year by the World of Outlaws is the Ted Johnson Memorial Award. This award is given to those that have dedicated their lives to Sprint Car racing. This year the award was presented during the World Finals at Charlotte to Knoxville Raceway Race Director and Promoter, John McCoy. This is a true honor to have John recognized for a lifetime of work in sprint car racing. John joins an elite group of people to win this award, including Ralph Capitani who was given the award in 2010.

 

 

JASON DIETSCH TRAILER SALES RETURNS TO RUMBLE IN FORT WAYNE

NW Ohio’s Largest Trailer Dealer Enters 6th Season as Title Sponsor

FORT WAYNE, IN (November 8, 2022) – When indoor racing returns to Fort Wayne’s Allen County War Memorial Coliseum December 30 and 31, the familiar Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales nameplate will return as the title sponsor of the Rumble in Fort Wayne.

As Northwest Ohio’s largest open and enclosed trailer dealer, Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales has been associated with the Rumble in Fort Wayne since 2017.

“It is a natural fit,” stated owner Jason Dietsch, a former competitor in the popular mid-winter event. “Trailers are an important ingredient for every race team. Regardless of their budget or needs, we can help them out through our inventory of over 350 new and used units. As racers ourselves, we understand the importance of having the right trailer for the job.”

Dietsch continued, “the Rumble in Fort Wayne has built quite a reputation for producing quality racing and we are proud to have our name associated with it.”

This year’s 24th edition of the Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales will again feature a busy two-day schedule of racing activity on the purposely built concrete oval inside of the massive Allen County War Memorial Coliseum & Expo Center.

A unique combination of blending together National, Kenyon and Focus Midgets will headline the agenda. Completing the roster will be winged and non-winged 600cc Midgets along with multiple classes of Go Karts and Quarter Midgets.

An optional practice session on Thursday evening (December 29) will be followed by complete racing programs on Friday and Saturday (December 30/31).

 

 

Justyn Cox Records Top-10 During NARC Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting in one final night of action in 2022 on Saturday night, Justyn Cox picked up a 10th place finish aboard the Bates Hamilton Racing No. 42x during the NARC season finale event at The Stockton Dirt Track.

“I am really appreciative of the great opportunity that Josh Bates and Roger Hamilton gave me to drive for them during the last few months of the 2022 season,” Justyn Cox said. “Saturday night we had a really good car, we had great speed, but in the feature, I just made some mistakes in the rough that cost us a few spots. Still happy to come away with a Top-10, just think we had a car that was capable of a few spots better.”

Timing the Teichert/Vinyltech/Kaeding Performance backed No. 42x in ninth fastest, Cox would race his way to a heat race win on a very hooked up Stock Dirt Track surface.

Based on his qualifying time and his heat race finish, Cox was able to garner enough event points to qualify for the Sunnyvalley Meats Dash where his fifth-place finish put him in the third row for the 25-lap feature event.

The race’s first two attempts at a start would get waived off to Cox’s dismay as both attempts saw him stick inside the Top-5. The third attempt would not be kind to Cox as he hooked a rut in turn one and two and the bobble saw him slip back to eighth.

With the track tough to pass on, Cox would work his way back into seventh as he raced by Max Mittry. Running in seventh when a late caution flag flew, the ensuing restart saw Cox nearly get over as a bottle neck of cars got together tiptoeing through a hole.

Once he settled back into the racing groove, Cox was back in 10th where he would hang on to finish.

“It has been a blast working with these guys, and I am so thankful I was able to run with them as much as I did to close the season out,” Cox added.

The Cox-Berco Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Michael David Winery, MDW Sports, Stroppini Enterprises, Cranked Naturals, Trex, Master Metal Products, Adrian Blanco Jewelry, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, , Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Don Ott Racing Engines, and Richmond Engines for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-30, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: Cox’s 2022 season is complete.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Justyn Cox by following him on Twitter @JustynCox__JC.

 

 

Willie Croft 2nd in NARC Points

PETERSEN MEDIA- Despite his season coming to an end in a wild way on Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Willie Croft capped off a career best season with the KWS/NARC Series as he ended up second in the championship standings and was also named Billy Albini Crew Chief of the Year for his efforts.

‘Unfortunately, our year ended with a big wreck on Saturday night,” Willie Croft said. “Looking at the big picture however, it was an extremely fun season, and I was fortunate to have 10-12 different people step up and lend me a hand on my car at various tracks through the year and they really made it all possible. To end up 2nd in points is also really something that I am proud of.”

On the opening lap of Saturday night’s KWS/NARC season finale, Croft was involved in a wild flip that resulted in him landing in the work area at the Stockton Dirt Track. While he was able to climb out unscathed, Croft’s night and season were over in an instant.

While his season finale was brief, Croft’s body of work still led him to a career best finish with the series as he ended up second overall in the Championship standings. Large in part to Croft’s points finish was a streak of seven consecutive Top-5’s over the summer months that included a win during the series’ speedweek in Oregon, as well as four consecutive podium finishes.

During Sunday’s NARC Championship Banquet, not only was Croft handed out his second-place spoils, he was also named the 2022 Billy Albini Crew Chief of the Year with the series.

“I have worked so hard for so many years being the crew chief and driver of my own team, and sometimes that goes unseen,” Croft said. “To win this award and join fellow award winners like Mark Bristow, Rod TIner, and Jimmy Carr is really special and something I will always cherish. It was a good season, and on top of all the people that stepped in and helped me out, I also want to thank everyone that supported this team in some facet and helped us get up and down the road.

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-35, Wins-1, Top 5’s-9, Top 10’s-17.

ON TAP: Willie Croft’s 2022 season is complete

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

 

 

Amantea Excited for Future Following Career-Best Campaign in 2022

Inside Line Promotions – Mt. POCONO, Pa. (Nov. 7, 2022) – Joey Amantea produced a career-best season this year.

Amantea earned his first career non-wing sprint car triumph to go along with a dozen top fives and 18 top 10s. Additionally, Amantea placed a career-best fourth in the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars championship standings.

“I came into the season with three goals in mind,” he said. “I wanted to win a race, finish top five in points and be consistently in the top five. We accomplished every single one of those goals. I couldn’t be much happier growing from a team with really no knowledge to everything we have learned. I’m super grateful for the year.”

Amantea led the final third of a USAC East Coast Sprint Cars feature at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on Aug. 6 to score his first sprint car victory. It marked one of his 10 top fives with the series.

Amantea also enjoyed a top five during micro sprint competition as well as recording his first career top five in a 410ci non-wing sprint car, highlighting a handful of starts in the division.

“It was a big challenge with us deciding my first 410 race would be during USAC Eastern Storm,” he said. “We came out the first night and went 19th to 11th and nearly every other night finished in the top 15. With having no experience I’d say that was super successful. Then to run some BOSS Series stuff and compete in the top five with those guys was huge. We were fast every time we showed up with them.”

Amantea posted a fourth-place result with the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series on Oct. 7 at Latrobe Speedway in Latrobe, Pa.

Amantea credits his family and crew chief Brian Zyck, who joined the team prior to the 2022 season, with helping guide him to the breakout season.

“Me and Brian instantly clicked and worked really well together,” he said. “I never once came into the pits and said the car was terrible. We showed up every week with a fast car. I’m glad to have him around and I’m excited to see what we can accomplish in the future.”

Amantea plans to build upon the success of this season by racing full time with the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars as well as adding more 410 non-wing sprint car starts and select winged sprint car races to the 2023 schedule.

“We’re starting off in February running Florida 600 Speedweek and running the Xtreme Outlaw Sprints at Volusia,” he said. “We anticipate a plan of running 360 non-wing stuff and a lot of BOSS Series, USAC National and Xtreme Outlaw Sprints shows. We’re going to do as much winged stuff as we can to get more seat time with that as well.”

SEASON STATS –

38 races, 1 win, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 28 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Stinger Race Fuel Products

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“To achieve your dreams and goals in this sport you need great partners who provide quality products and I believe Stinger Race Fuel is the best out there,” Amantea said. “I’m very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together.”

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, 600cc Performance, CSI Shocks, Smith Titanium, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and JPA Equipment & Truck Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Williamson Makes Dash During Debut Trip to World of Outlaws World Finals

Inside Line Promotions – CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2022) – Although the results were hampered by misfortune, Garet Williamson’s confidence only increased last week during the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver tackled the final event of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season for the first time of his career.

The action began last Wednesday with Williamson qualifying 12th quickest in his group. He placed seventh in a heat race and ninth in the Last Chance Showdown.

“It was a bigger learning curve,” he said. “It was a new track and was kind of different. Our results didn’t show, but I felt a lot better as the night went on. In the Last Chance Showdown I felt really comfortable.”

The team took a step forward on Friday when Williamson qualified third quickest in his group and placed second in a heat race to advance into the dash for the second time in his last three races with the World of Outlaws.

“We drew well and put a good lap down in qualifying,” he said. “We had a really good car. I didn’t want to push the issue with (Spencer) Bayston in the heat race and we did what we needed to do to make the dash. We were good in the dash, too. We fell back on the start, but got back up to fifth. The thing I’ve struggled with the most with those guys is the starts and trying to minimize the mistakes.”

A fifth-place result in the dash lined Williamson up on the inside of the third row for the main event. Unfortunately, Williamson narrowly clipped a car that wrecked in front of him on a restart and it sent him to the rear of the pack after the incident.

“It was a racing deal and is part of it,” he said. “Even after that when we restarted at the back we had really good lap times. It’s just really tough to pass there.”

Williamson gained a handful of positions to end 19th.

The season finale on Saturday ended early as a mechanical problem during a heat race cut the night short.

“That wasn’t how we wanted it to end, but we’ve been really good and it’s exciting to build on our 410 program,” Williamson said. “Running well with the World of Outlaws builds confidence in myself and our team that we can run with those guys. There’s a lot more than just showing up and running well. A lot of misfortunate things have happened when we were having good nights, which sucks, but we know we can put ourselves up there.”

QUICK RESULTS –

Nov. 2 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. – Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 9 (9).

Nov. 4 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. – Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 19 (5).

Nov. 5 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. – Heat race: DNF (7); C Main: DNS (6).

SEASON STATS –

60 races, 3 wins, 22 top fives, 38 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 50 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BPMotorsports24

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Royal Power Sports

Located in Columbia, Mo., Royal Power Sports services anything from motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATVs, or UTVs, to lawn mowers, weed eaters, chainsaws, scooters, golf carts, and even some small boats. If it has an engine, the staff at Royal Power Sports can handle all repairs. For more information, visit https://www.royalpowersportsmo.com/.

“We get our fuel from Royal Power Sports,” Williamson said. “Dan Minear is also a really good friend who will come help at the shop and come to the track to help out when he isn’t working.”

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, JBC Transport Group, LLC, TrueSon Exteriors & Interiors, Royal Power Sports, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Schure Built Suspensions, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Price Closes Season With Sides Motorsports by Learning Throughout World of Outlaws World Finals

Inside Line Promotions – CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2022) – Sides Motorsports driver Robbie Price soaked up the environment during his first-ever World of Outlaws World Finals experience.

The three-race event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte capped the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season as well as the campaign with Price behind the wheel of the No. 7s after team owner Jason Sides elected to temporarily leave the driver’s seat because of hip and knee problems.

“I made a couple of mistakes, but besides that I felt fairly comfortable all weekend,” Price said. “I like the place. It’s fun for sure. Looking back I’d do some things differently. There were 50-plus drivers and everyone was really good so you have to be strong from the start to be a contender.”

Price qualified in the top 15 in his group last Wednesday and Friday. Both nights ended with a trip into the Last Chance Showdown before the team used a provisional to advance into the main event. Price finished 22nd on Wednesday and 25th on Friday.

Saturday’s finale started on a good note as Price hustled from ninth to sixth place in a heat race. A DNF in the Last Chance Showdown forced the team to use a provisional to make the feature. Price gained a trio of positions in the race to finish a weekend-best 20th.

“We just struggled for speed to be honest,” he said. “We qualified 12th and 13th. I felt we were a little bit better. In the heat races we were a spot or two out a couple of times and in the other one I got a bad start.

“The final night I felt decent in our heat race. Even in the A Main I felt okay, but the track rubbered up. Overall, we just couldn’t pass cars. Car-wise we were close and I think going back our results would be a bit better.”

QUICK RESULTS –

Nov. 2 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. – Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 9 (7); B Main: 17 (15); Feature: 22 (26).

Nov. 4 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. – Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 7 (6); B Main: 7 (7); Feature: 25 (26).

Nov. 5 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. – Heat race: 6 (9); B Main: DNF (3); Feature: 20 (23).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS –

75 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 32 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JasonSides7s

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – R.E. Enterprises

Based in Memphis, Tenn., R.E. Enterprises is a one-stop solution for sprint car parts and racing supplies, racing and performance shock services, chassis repairs and fabrication, and custom welding or machining needs. For more information, visit http://www.RacingEclipse.com.

“R.E. Enterprises does a lot for us and we really appreciate their support,” Sides said. “Chris and everybody over there are just as good of friends as they are partners.”

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, ShopRico.com, Phillips Tosco, North Baltimore Custom Cuts and Retail Meat, TORA TORA, Lomelino Sign Co., FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Wilwood, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Builtwiser Wings and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

34TH ANNUAL THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES PLANS 2023 SEASON AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA It’s full speed ahead for the Grandview Speedway and the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series in 2023. The wildly popular Grandview High Banks will again be home to the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series that will launch its’ thirty-fourth season at the one third mile track on the Hill.

The Thunder Series started following a discussion on a summer night in June of 1990 at the Bally Hotel. Grandview Speedway owners Bruce and Theresa Rogers along with modified/sprint driver Dave Kelly and racing publicist Bob Miller created the series that endured thirty-three years and transformed continuously through its’ history. What started as a stand alone 410 Sprint Show, evolved to be so much more, presenting CRA, SCRA and USAC Non-Wing Sprint events as well as World of Outlaw Sprints & Late Models, Super DirtCar Series and ROC Modfieds, a URC/ESS Challenge event, 358 Sprints, Legend Cars, SpeedStrs, the Traffic Jam, the Five 25’s, the Triple Roaring 20’s, the 358 Modified Tri-Track Series and the first time presentation of the Balls to the Wall Modified Invert Race. In total, 149 Thunder Series events were presented with a payout out in excess of $5.3 million dollars.

The drivers who found the Thunder on the Hill victory lane is a list of stars most tracks and organizations would only dream about, not to mention the line-up of talent that started Thunder events that are still looking for that coveted first win.

We are pleased to announce that Thunder on the Hill will again open the USAC National Non-Wing Eastern Storm set for Tuesday night, June 13.

A date also confirmed in the PA 410 Sprint Car Speed Week Series event, the Greg Hodnett Cup is set for Tuesday night, June 27 and will again pay $10,000 to the winner.

Several other dates are in the planning and will be finalized when the 2023 Grandview Speedway Schedule of Events is released.

Please feel free to reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or our website with your thoughts or choices for special events in 2023.

2023 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

Associate Sponsors Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment, GT Radiators, Clever Girl Winery

Tuesday, June 13 7:30 PM

USAC Non-Wing Nation Tour The Eastern Storm Jesse Hockett Classic 40 laps

Tuesday, June 27 7:30 PM

Levan Machine & Truck Equipment present:

410 Sprint PA Speed Week Hodnett Cup $10,000 to win

Grandview Speedway Contact Information Track Phone: 610-754-7688

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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

 

 

Tim Kaeding and Roth Motorsports Close 2022 Out with Runner Up Finish

PETERSEN MEDIA- Saturday night in Stockton, CA, Tim Kaeding and Roth Motorsports closed the 2022 season out at The Stockton Dirt Track where Kaeding capped the night off with a hard fought second place finish in NARC action.

“Saturday night we had a really fast car,” Tim Kaeding said. “Justin Sanders beat us into turn one, and with the way the track was it basically decided the race. About halfway through the race we dropped a cylinder, but our Toyota TRD engine still had enough power to hold off Dominic Scelzi and even catch Sanders in traffic.”

Timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Toyota TRD backed No. 83 in third quickest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Kaeding had a great start as he got to the top of the track and raced into second. Reeling in Justyn Cox in the fast-paced race, TK would settle for second which proved good enough to garner him a berth in the all-important Sunnyvalley Meats Dash.

Taking the green flag for the Dash from the outside of the front row, Kaeding settled into second as Justin Sanders got the jump and quickly pulled away from the field. Finishing second, Kaeding put the Roth Motorsports entry on the front row of the 25-lap feature event as he looked to give Toyota USA and Toyota Racing Development their first feature event win in California.

The initial start saw Kaeding hammer the throttle and get the jump, however a pesky caution flag flew and negated the start.

Kaeding would be unable to mirror that start on the next go around, as Justin Sanders led the field into turns one and two as Kaeding settled into second as a heavy mist began to fall.

While Sanders set a torrid pace out front, Kaeding was able to reel the leader in as traffic got thick on the hammer down surface. Doing all he could aboard a wounded Roth Motorsports entry, TK was able to fend off 2022 NARC champ, Dominic Scelzi, and claim a runner up finish to close out the 2022 season.

“I really want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, as well as Todd Ventura for the opportunity to close out the season with them,” Kaeding added. “I also want to thank Toyota for supplying us some great power for these final few races. I am very intrigued to see how they keep developing this TRD 410ci package.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Toyota, TRD, Jason, Tara, And Cole Roth Cattle Co., Roth Investments, Speedway Engines, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Smith Titanium for their support.

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports and Tim Kaeding have wrapped up the 2022 season.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports.

 

 

Ashton Torgerson Checks Another New Track Off List in Winged Sprint Car

PETERSEN MEDIA- Competing at Delta Speedway one week ago, Ashton Torgerson and his Rowdy Energy team would return to the San Juaquin County Fairgrounds this past Saturday as they took their winged Sprint Car to The Stockton Dirt Track where Ashton Torgerson made his first laps at the Stockton, CA speed plant with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.

Taking part in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s season finale, Torgerson opened the night up by timing the Rowdy Energy Drink backed No. 02 in seventh fastest in his qualifying group as he had to quickly adapt to the large Stockton Dirt Track.

Lining up seventh in his heat race, the Medford, OR driver would get a good start as he continued to acclimate as he worked his way to a sixth-place finish which then placed him in the ninth row for the 30-lap feature event.

A very cold and damp night in Stockton, CA kept the track extremely fast which made passing tough and drivers and cars matched speeds essentially on the narrow and fast racing surface.

Slipping back to 21st when the feature event came to life, Torgerson was able to settle in and pick up a couple of spots as he got back up to 18th. Taking advantage of a couple miscues from drivers running ahead of him, Torgerson continued to turn laps as he raced into 16th on the 11th lap.

With the leaders reaching him and racing their way through traffic, Torgerson opted to bow out once going a lap down to save his equipment for another day and keep himself out of the battle up front.

Pulling off the racing surface on the 12th lap, Torgerson was officially credited with a 17th place finish.

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson turns his attention back to Micro Sprint action as he will be at Adobe Speedway in Arizona this Friday and Saturday.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-116, Wins-33, Top 5’s-64, Top 10’s-83

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Ashton Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Justin Sanders Sweeps SCCT and NARC Action at Tribute to GP

PETERSEN MEDIA: Saturday night Justin Sanders ended a dry spell in a big way. Being shutout of victory lane since sweeping through Speedweek Northwest at the end of July, Sanders made his return memorable as he became the first driver to ever sweep the Tribute to Gary Patterson in Stockton, CA winning the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and NARC feature events.

“It has been a while since we have been able to win, and to get back in victory lane in this capacity is pretty cool,” Justin Sanders said. “It’s great for our sponsors, and for the guys who help us out on this car.”

Sanders was dominant from start to finish in both classes on Saturday night as he earned quick time honors overall with NARC and fast time honors in his group with the SCCT aboard the Farmers Brewing/Mittry Construction/North County Plastering backed No. 2x.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race in NARC 410ci action, a lighting fast surface saw the Aromas, CA driver was able to get off to a great start as a big move in turns one and two saw him settle into second.

With a strong qualifying run behind him and run from 4th to second in his heat, Sanders qualified for the Dash in 410ci action, before racing from fourth to third in SCCT heat race action and stamping his ticket into the Dash with that series as well.

Leading from start to finish in the Sunnyvalley Meats Dash with NARC, Sanders solidified himself as the pole sitter for the 25-lap feature event before running second in the High Sierra Industries Dash with SCCT and put himself on the front row of the 30-lap finale.

With the NARC feature up first, the initial start saw Sanders get sideways on the front stretch and fall back to fifth, but the yellow flag flew and negated the start and returned Sanders to the front row.

Getting the jump over Tim Kaeding on the next start, Sanders was shot out of a cannon and set a blistering pace as a mist began to fall over the speedway. Quickly finding the rear oof the field, Sanders was perfect through traffic as he never faltered or broke his momentum.

In a dominating performance, Sanders went on to secure the win and quickly turn his attention to 360ci action as he hoped to mirror his performance.

Making some adjustments to his Farmers Brewing No. 2x 360ci powered entry after learning a few things in the NARC race, Sanders was equally as good when the Ed Entz green flag dropped.

Beating Dominic Scelzi into turns one and two, Sanders was again gone. Dominating the field, Sanders picked up exactly where he left off in the NARC ‘A’, however lap traffic would hinder him on a pair of occasions which allowed Shane Golobic to close in.

On lap 25, Golobic pulled alongside Sanders briefly, but as traffic slowed Golobic, Sanders kept the hammer down and went on to cap off a memorable night in Stockton, CA as he captured his 13th and 14th wins of the season.

“Our 410ci car has been really good all year, and this was a huge night for our 360ci car,” Sanders said. “I still think we have a little tweaking to do, and I am hoping we can make it to Merced Speedway in a couple of weeks to try again.”

Justin and his team would like to thank Farmers Brewing, Mittry Construction, North County Plastering, Alkaline88, Andy’s Construction, Roadside 24hr Service, Wicked Cushion, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Steitz Towing, Durden Construction, Ernie’s Service Center, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2022.

ON TAP: Sanders is tentatively scheduled to return to action November 22nd and 23rd in Merced, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-72, Wins-14, Top 5’s-46, Top-10’s-56

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

Mechanical Issue Hinders Michael Faccinto During Sprint Car Challenge Tour Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning to action on Saturday night in Stockton, CA during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour finale, Michael Faccinto endured a mechanical failure while running inside the Top-10 at The Stockton Dirt Track.

“It was a bummer to have our SCCT season end like that, but it was still a fun night as always with the F&F Racing team,” Michael Faccinto said. “I think we are trying to hopefully get to Merced Speedway in a couple of weeks, but if not, I am happy with how things went during our first season together.”

Taking over driving duties for F&F Racing back in May, Faccinto flirted with a win at The Stockton Dirt Track, and the team returned on Saturday night hoping to match that performance.

Timing the Bushey Finacial Services/C&H Motor Parts/Precision Civil Engineering Inc. backed No. x1 in fourth fastest in his qualifying group, the Hanford, CA driver put himself in the second row of his heat race.

On a cool night in Stockton, CA with moisture in the air, fast conditions made passing tough all night long, and it led Faccinto to a fourth place finish in his heat race.

Moving into the 30-lap finale with the SCCT, Faccinto took the green flag from the 12th starting position and quickly raced into the Top-10. Running inside the Top-10 for the first half of the race, issues on lap 14 forced Faccinto to slow as he made the decision to pull off the racing surface and take his entry back to the pit area as his SCCT came to an early end.

“Unfortunately we had some power steering issues, and with how the track was it was impossible to try and continue on,” Faccinto said. “It wasn’t worth tearing up a car, and hopefully it allows us to sneak another couple of nights in. I really want to thank everyone associated with this team for always working hard and giving me a great opportunity.”

F&F Racing would like to thank Bushey Financial Services, C&H Motor Parts, Precision Civil Engineering Inc., Lucas Oil, , Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, Pacific Highway Rentals, PitStopUSA, FVP, CRV Carbon Solutions, American River Overhead Door, All Pro Heads, Engler, and Don Ott Racing Engines for their support.

ON TAP: F&F Racing is still deciding if they will travel to Merced, CA November 22nd and 23rd.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-30, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-12

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Scores NARC Top-10 During Series’ Season Finale

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in NARC’s 2022 season finale at The Stockton Dirt Track, Tanner Carrick tallied his 35th Top-10 finish of the season as he finished seventh in the final NARC feature event of the 2022 season.

“We had pretty good speed all night, but unfortunately we just missed out on a Dash berth by one spot and track position was huge all night,” Carrick said. “Passing was tough, but we were good enough to maintain with those guys and come away with another Top-10.”

Timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T entry in fourth fastest in qualifying time trials, Carrick lined up in the second row of his heat.

On a hooked up and fast racing surface, Carrick settled into fourth as the field settled in. Hanging on to fourth, Carrick’s point total put him in seventh and just one position out of a Dash berth which would be pivotal on the narrow track surface.

Gridding the field from the seventh starting position for the 25-lap NARC finale, Carrick would keep his machine well inside the Top-10 as the race settled into a near stop feature event.

Racing hard through traffic, Carrick found himself chasing after the likes of Ryan Timms and Shane Golobic as he looked for a way into the Top-5. Which passing continuing to be tough with most going the same speed, Carrick hung on to his Top-10 finish as he capped the night off with a seventh-place finish.

“We would have been really good if we could have moved around a little, but the conditions just didn’t allow for that,” Carrick said. “Happy with the speed we had in our 410ci, and excited to turn my attention to some midgets in the next few weeks.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Hanson Truss, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 60, Wins: 6, Top 5’s: 22, Top 10’s: 35

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will return to action with the USAC National Midget Tour November 17-19 at Placerville Speedway for the Hangtown 100.

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


 

Rico Abreu: “Ricky Warner has been an asset to this team. We’re already looking ahead to 2023.”

 ByTyler Altmeyer Nov 7, 2022

Dates: November 2nd, 4th-5th Event: World of Outlaws World Finals Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, NC) Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start): Wednesday: 4th (5th) Friday: 22nd (12th) Saturday: 6th (4th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (November 7, 2022) – The 2022 season has officially come to a close for St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing, and despite the last few weeks of the schedule taking the Rowdy Energy No. 24 team from coast-to-coast, visiting Tulare, California’s Thunderbowl Raceway on October 20-22 before making the trek to The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina, on November 2-5, Abreu was on point, ending his season’s campaign with a pair of top-ten performances with The Greatest Show On Dirt.

Abreu, ace of the Abreu Vineyards, Rowdy Energy, Curb Records, Stadelhofer Construction, Wiser Agency, Tony Toste Construction, Lucas Oil Products, ShopRico.com, Salty’s BBQ, No. 24 sprint car, kicked-off the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season-ending World Finals with a fourth-place score on Wednesday, November 2, and despite an unfortunate DNF outcome on Friday, November 4, scored 22nd after starting 12th on the A-Main grid, Abreu went on to conclude the World Finals with a sixth-place run in the $25,000-to-win finale on Saturday, November 5. The impressive stat burst propelled Abreu to 19 World of Outlaws top-ten finishes on the season, eight of which accumulated within the top-five including a victory at Eldora Speedway.

Other recent highlights include a runner-up performance in Thunderbowl Raceway’s Trophy Cup finale on Saturday, October 22. The former Trophy Cup champion started ninth on the evening grid, determined by points accumulated over the three-day program.

Abreu’s season will end with 69 starts. The Californian acquired 39 top-tens overall, padded by 21 top-fives and six wins, most recently sweeping a NARC doubleheader at Keller Auto Speedway and Thunderbowl Raceway on October 14-15.

“It was a great way to end a great season, and I couldn’t be more proud of this Rowdy Energy team. Ricky Warner has been an asset to this team. We’re already looking ahead to 2023,” stated Abreu. “The last few weeks required a lot of travel, but my guys never faltered. They continued to believe in me and believe in themselves. That’s what it takes to be successful. I’m excited to see what the future brings.”

ON DECK: Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing have officially capped their 2022 season. Stay tuned for news and updates regarding their 2023 agenda.

SPECIAL THANKS: Abreu Vineyards, Rowdy Energy, Curb Records, Stadelhofer Construction, Wiser Agency, Tony Toste Construction, Lucas Oil Products, ShopRico.com, Salty’s BBQ.

RICO SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter: https://twitter.com/rico_abreu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

FOLLOW ROWDY ENERGY: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rowdyenergy Twitter: https://twitter.com/rowdyenergy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rowdyenergy/

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

APPAREL: Rico Abreu Racing apparel online at www.shoprico.com Find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2022 season. 2022 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: Total Races: 69 Total Wins: 6 Total Top-5s: 21 Total Top-10s: 39

 

Brock Zearfoss caps WoO sophomore campaign with top-ten in World Finals opener
ByTyler Altmeyer
Nov 7, 2022

FINAL World of Outlaws Standings: 10th | 8268

JONESTOWN, Pa. (November 7, 2022) – The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss officially concluded his 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign on Saturday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, and with the end of the year came another top tier finish for the Series sophomore, opening the four-day, three-race World Finals program with a top-ten score on Wednesday, November 2. Zearfoss, ace of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, No. 3Z sprint car, finished seventh in this top-ten appearance, advancing eight positions after starting from the inside of row eight.

With his recent top-ten included, Zearfoss will cap his 2022 Series run with 20 top-ten performances, highlighting his treks from coast-to-coast with a victory at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 2.

Zearfoss went on to finish 16th and 18th, respectively, in the final two nights of the World of Outlaws World Finals. An opening lap incident halted any and all potential in Saturday’s $25,000-to-win World of Outlaws finale.

“It was a trying year, but I’m proud to finish my second, full season as a full-time World of Outlaws competitor. To my family, my team, and all of my partners, thank you for the endless support. There were many nights where we were second guessing ourselves and second guessing our decision to be out on the road, but the high notes made up for all of the lows, that’s for sure,” said Zearfoss, a former Port Royal Speedway champion before turning to full-time Outlaws competition. “We’re not sure what the future brings just yet, but for now, I’m going to turn my focus to BAPS Motor Speedway this Saturday and have some fun with Aaron Long.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss will continue his 2022 campaign with a start at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 12. The “Jonestown Jet” will pilot for Central Pennsylvania car owner Aaron Long.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Berkebile Oil Company, X-1 Race Cars, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and KH Suspension.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2022 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 1
Top-5s: 3
Top-10s: 20

2021 Victories: 4 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Arizona Speedway – Copper Classic – $7,500 – November 27th)

2022 Victories: 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway | Saturday, July 2)

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th in Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals finale on Saturday, February 12. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes (tenth, sixth) in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5. Finished sixth in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Opened Bristol Bash weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway with a ninth-place score on Friday, April 29. Drove forward during starts at Bridgeport Speedway and Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday and Friday, May 17 and 20; 23rd to 14th at Bridgeport and 20th to 12th at Attica Raceway Park. Rallied from the back to finish 12th at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30; started from the pole but made contact with the wall. Finished seventh at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, June 3. Scored three consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals on June 23-25; fourth, tenth, and seventh ($100,000-to-win), respectively. Earned first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of 2022 in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2; first win as a full-time Outlaw. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 9; started 14th. Qualified for Historical Big One and Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway; finished 13th and 14th, respectively. Hard Charged twice with Outlaws through Central Pennsylvania; 17th to 10th at Port Royal Speedway on July 20 and 22nd to 10th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on July 23. Finished fourth in the Empire State Challenge finale at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, on Sunday, July 31. Finished seventh in Ironman 55 finale on Saturday, August 6. Finished 12th in Knoxville Nationals B-Main. Finished eighth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 26. Finished ninth in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3. Finished eighth at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, September 24. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes in starts at I-80 Speedway and Lakeside Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 14-15; finished sixth and ninth. Finished seventh in the World of Outlaws World Finals opener on Wednesday, November 2.


 


Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports find top-ten twice in Oval Nationals competition
ByTyler Altmeyer
Nov 7, 2022

FOREST, Ohio (November 7, 2022) – The annual Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California, is an open wheel staple on the West Coast, and for the first time in his storied career, Pleasant Hill, Ohio’s Matt Westfall was elbows-up in the prestigious program, joining the USAC National Sprint Cars for their final event of the 2022 season.

Westfall, ace of Ray Marshall’s all too familiar Bumblebee Express No. 33M, completed the three-day affair better than any Perris Auto Speedway rookie should, earning back-to-back top-ten scores in the final two nights of competition including a ninth-place outcome in the $20,000-to-win finale on Saturday, November 5. A third-place finish in Westfall’s respective qualifier secured his A-Main starting position.

Just one night prior, Westfall finished seventh, kicking off the Oval Nationals preliminary with the seventh-fastest qualifying time of 38 entries, racing on to finish fourth in his respective heat race.

Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports opened Perris Auto Speedway’s Oval Nationals with a 12th-place performance on Thursday, November 3.

With the USAC schedule now complete, Westfall will officially conclude the season seventh in the national standings, padded by a recent podium finish at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Arizona.

“What a trip west…we enjoyed ourselves and we were able to put together two great weekends. Can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for the opportunity to do this. He’s the backbone of this operation and it’s his love for the sport that has allowed all of us to be a part of it,” said Westfall, a six-time winner in 2022. “We’ll head into the off season with plenty of momentum on our side. I’m already excited to see what the future brings.”

As mentioned, Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will head into the off season with six victories to their credit, most recently capturing a Gas City I-69 Speedway Fall Festival of Speed sweep on October 21-22.

ON DECK:
Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports have officially concluded their 2022 schedule. For news regarding the 2023 season, stay alert online at www.fullyinjected.com.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink.

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com.
Watch each and every Xtreme Outlaw event live at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch each and every BOSS Series event live at www.thecushion.com

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

STATS:
2020 Wins: 4 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 29) (I-96 Speedway – BOSS – September 25) (I-96 Speedway – GLTS – October 9)

2021 Wins: 2 (Kokomo Speedway – April 9) (Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – July 24 – BOSS Series)

2021 Championships: Buckeye Outlaws Sprint Series (BOSS)

2022 Highlights: Highlighted Florida trip with back-to-back 13th-place finishes during USAC competition at Bubba Raceway Park. Rallied from 12th to finish fourth in Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series start at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Finished 11th with USAC National Sprints at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday, April 16. Finished second in BOSS Series opener at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana, on Saturday, April 23. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes with the USAC National Sprint Cars at Lakeside Speedway and I-70 Motorsports Park on Thursday and Saturday, May 12 and 14; finished sixth and tenth, respectively. Finished second in open non-wing event at Circle City Raceway on Sunday, May 15. Finished 13th in $10,000-to-win Tony Hulman Classic at Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday, May 22. Finished second from 11th during BOSS Series start at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 28. Earned first victory of 2022 in I-96 Speedway’s Full Throttle Sprint Car Nationals opener on Friday, June 3. Finished fourth in Full Throttle Nationals finale on Saturday, June 4. Finished second during Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series action at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri, on Saturday, June 11. Highlighted USAC’s Eastern Storm with three top-ten scores; ninth at Bridgeport Speedway, fifth at Williams Grove Speedway, and sixth at Port Royal Speedway. Finished fourth twice in St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25. Earned second BOSS Series victory of 2022 during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, July 3. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s USAC Nationals on Friday, July 8, and Sunday, July 10. Highlighted Indiana Sprint Week with a top-ten finish (sixth) at Circle City Raceway. Finished second in Indiana Sprint Week Passing Master standings. Earned Gas City I-69 Speedway victory on Friday, August 12. Earned third BOSS Series victory of 2022 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, August 13. Finished seventh with Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Friday, September 9. Finished fifth during USAC start at Circle City Raceway on Friday, September 16. Finished eighth during Eldora’s 4-Crown Nationals on Saturday, September 24. Finished third and eighth during BOSS Series starts at Latrobe Speedway and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 7-8. Swept Gas City’s two-day Fall Festival of Speed on Friday and Saturday, October 21-22. Finished third and 11th during Cocopah Speedway’s Western World Championships on Friday and Saturday, October 28-29. The third-place performance was Westfall’s best with USAC since April 2012. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes in Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California (USAC); seventh on November 4 and ninth on November 5.

2022 Wins: 6 (I-96 Speedway | June 3rd | BOSS Series), (Waynesfield Raceway Park | July 3 | BOSS Series), (Gas City I-69 Speedway | August 12), (Fremont Speedway | August 13 | BOSS Series) (Gas City I-69 Speedway | Fall Festival of Speed | October 21) (Gas City I-69 Speedway | Fall Festival of Speed | October 22)

 

Donny Schatz closes out 2022 World of Outlaws campaign with back-to-back World Finals victories


FINAL World of Outlaws Standings: 4th | 9042
Dates: November 2nd, 4th-5th
Event: World of Outlaws World Finals
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, NC)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Wednesday: 26th | DNF
Friday: 1st (1st)
Saturday: 1st (3rd)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 7, 2022) - It was a weekend to remember for Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, and although they were forced to settle for a DNF to begin World of Outlaws World Finals competition at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, suffering from a flat on Wednesday, November 2, the team went on to rebound in a big way, ultimately scoring back-to-back World Finals victories on Friday and Saturday, November 4-5. The double win tally upped their Series total to five on the season.

Schatz, a ten-time World of Outlaws champion and ace of the Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Digital Ally, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, No. 15 sprint car, accumulated a grand total of $40,000 in his back-to-back triumphs, earning his first ($15,000) from the pole, while battling ahead from third to accumulate his second consecutive.

In dramatic fashion, Schatz earned his fifth and final World of Outlaws victory of the season, a $25,000 payday, by surviving a late race restart with only two circuits remaining, forced to keep Sheldon Haudenschild and Gio Scelzi in his back pocket. Schatz took command of the 30-lapper just before the midpoint. Eventual Series champion Brad Sweet was the man in charge before the takeover.
It should be noted that Schatz opened the 2022 World of Outlaws season with a victory, as well; a DIRTcar Nationals win at Volusia Speedway Park in February. The Fargo, North Dakota, native is now the proud owner of 307 World of Outlaws victories.

“These guys are incredible considering what they’ve done the last couple of weeks,” Schatz said after a $40,000 weekend. “We went and tested a few weeks ago and found a lot of things. I think we’re back to the feel that we used to have and that showed this weekend. The World Finals were electric this year, what an awesome crowd. I can’t list all the partners we have here, but there are a ton and I’m glad we could win for them.”

Schatz will end the season fourth in the championship points – a $70,000 points fund payout – and hopes to return to contention for his 11th championship next year.

“I’m glad the season is over,” Schatz noted. “Even though you run like that and perform so well, everybody needs a break and these teams take a beating up and down the roads. We’ll do our best to continue this through the winter and into 2023. Hopefully we can race for a championship next year with these guys. We’re gonna make it hard on them next year. Congrats to Brad [Sweet] and his guys, though. It’s a great feeling winning these things.”

ON DECK:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will begin their 2023 World of Outlaws campaign in February with the annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Digital Ally, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com

Donny Schatz:
Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz
Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz
Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2022 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics:
Races: 69
Wins: 5
Top-5s: 28
Top-10s: 55

 

 

Bayston caps World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year campaign with back-to-back World Finals top-tens

FINAL World of Outlaws Standings: 8th | 8658 | Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (November 7, 2022) - Officially locking up the 2022 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston capped his first-ever season with the Greatest Show On Dirt with back-to-back World Finals top-ten appearances at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, finishing eighth on each occasion on Friday and Saturday, November 4-5.

For Bayston, ace of the Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based CJB Motorsports/TrueTimber Camo No. 5 sprint car, the pair of top-ten outcomes boosted his season’s total to 39, 16 of which tallied within the top-five. Adding even more luster to their year end statistics, Bayston finished eighth in the final World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series standings.

Bayston and CJB Motorsports, led by veteran mechanic Barry Jackson, earned two victories in their World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year pursuit, collecting a winning share of $35,000 including a $25,000 check in Bristol Motor Speedway’s Bristol Bash on April 30. The team’s second triumph occurred at Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, on June 22.

“Definitely a bittersweet weekend for this CJB Motorsports team,” said Spencer Bayston. “I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished including the Rookie of the Year award. I feel that we’ve made a lot of progress this season, but we still left a lot on the table. I think that makes us even hungrier for the new year.

“Having the opportunity to compete for a top tier team like CJB Motorsports with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is something every young racer dreams about. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities that Chad Clemens and Barry Jackson have given me. I’m excited to see what the future brings us.”

ON DECK: Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will rejoin the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in 2023.

SPECIAL THANKS: Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, The Dunn Group, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJB-Motorsports-100190992543697 Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51 Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES: Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATS: Wins: 2 Top-Fives: 16 Top-Tens: 39

2022 Highlights: Earned main event start during all three nights of Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals; highlighted weekend with 16th-place score in Saturday’s finale. Finished ninth in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step opener on Friday, March 4. Highlighted Thunderbowl Raceway doubleheader with a fourth-place finish on Saturday, March 12. Finished fifth at Merced Speedway in Merced, California, on Friday, March 18. Finished eighth during SoCal Showdown action at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California, on Saturday, March 27. Finished sixth at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico, on Tuesday, March 29. Finished eighth at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 2. Finished second in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Finished eighth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 16. Finished fourth at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 23. Earned his first World of Outlaws victory of the season ($25,000) during the Bristol Bash finale at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 30. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 11. Finished eighth in Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Morgan Cup finale on Saturday, May 14. Finished ninth at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, on Tuesday, May 17. Finished fifth at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30. Finished tenth and third, respectively, during Knoxville Raceway’s annual Brownells Big Guns Bash on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. Finished fourth in back-to-back appearances at Beaver Dam Raceway for Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on June 17-18. Won second WoO main event of the season during Huset’s Speedway start on Wednesday, June 22; $10,000 payday and led laps 26-30. Finished eighth in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2. Highlighted Kings Royal week with fourth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal on Saturday morning, July 16. Highlighted Central PA swing with top-ten (eighth) in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 23. Finished eighth in each of his Weedsport Speedway stops on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31. Finished tenth in 55-lap Ironman 55 finale at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, August 6. Qualifies for Knoxville Nationals B-Main; finishes 19th. Finished fifth in Jackson Nationals finale on Saturday evening, August 20. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores (sixth and ninth, respectively) during visits to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks) and Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo) on Friday and Saturday, August 26-27. Finished third in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3. Finished seventh in the $25,000-to-win Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Saturday, September 10. Earned back-to-back seventh-place finishes during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series starts at Eldora Speedway and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24. Finished ninth in rain-shortened National Open preliminary main event on Friday, September 30. Finished seventh in Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown opener. Finished fourth in Williams Grove Speedway’s 60th National Open on Saturday, October 22. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores (eighth, eighth) in World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on November 4-5.

 

 

KMS Opens Winning Account

It’s been a solid start to the 2022-23 season for the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Dayne Kingshott, and that was only boosted at the Perth Motorplex during last Saturday night’s second Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series roundwhen they opened their season winning account.

In what was their second outing of the season, the Krikke Motorsport team and Kingshott were in fabulous form from the beginning of the night through to the end, and Kingshott capped it by romping to his second career 410 Sprintcar victory.

After starting from the outside of the second row in the feature race, Kingshott powered into second within the opening lap, and he then set after leader Callum Williamson. Kingshott was able to keep Williamson within his sights for much of the opening half of the 30-lap event, before Williamson struck some misfortune in lapped traffic and spun out of the lead on lap 13, which saw Kingshott narrowly avoid hitting him as he drove past.

For the restart, Kingshott inherited the lead, and it was an opportunity that he wasn’t going to waste. There were numerous occasions last season, when Kingshott was in the wrong place at the wrong time while in front-running feature-race positions, and it eventually led to him missing out on a better chance to challenge for the Maddington Toyota Series honours.

Kingshott was able to run the top of the Perth Motorplex track for the remainder of the feature-race distance and despite the closing laps feeling like they would go on forever, he was able to take out an impressive win.

“To get a win so early in the season in a massive boost for the entire Krikke Motorsport team, especially for me as a driver, because winning always does wonders for the confidence,” expressed Kingshott, who is currently in his third season with the Krikke Motorsport team.

“Although we had a bit of bad luck in the season opener, we weren’t lacking speed straight out of the box, and the team and I were determined to bounce back and certainly did that in the best possible way.

“To be able to get another win for the Krikke Motorsport team is a massive honour, because you only have to look back at their past drivers to understand that I had some big shoes for fill, even though there was absolutely no pressure from the team as our main goal is to always to have fun, but when you are able to win for them, it’s a great feeling.”

Kingshott started the night by topping the time sheets in his qualifying group (second overall). From there, he ended up third in his heat race and then booked his second-row feature-race starting spot by finishing second in Dash B.

As a result of Saturday night’s win, Kingshott has moved into the top five of the Maddington Toyota Series point standings.

The next appearance on the 2022-23 season schedule is the annual King of Wings, which is a 40-lap race that includes a pit stop, at the Perth Motorplex on the Saturday night of November 19.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:

• Mobil 1
• Bunbury Toyota
• Maxwill Racing Engines
• PWR Performance Products
• Redline Media
• RPM Race Products
• Taralea Farms Macadamias
• Performance Racegear
• P1 Advanced Racewear
• Number 4 Composites
• Resolve Automotive Spraypainters
• Blackbeard Designs
• JP Signs
• Krikkemotorsport.store

The Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from previous seasons, is available at the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, visit our online store: www.krikkemotorsport.store

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on their social-media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

34TH ANNUAL THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES PLANS 2023 SEASON AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA It’s full speed ahead for the Grandview Speedway and the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series in 2023. The wildly popular Grandview High Banks will again be home to the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series that will launch its’ thirty-fourth season at the one third mile track on the Hill.

The Thunder Series started following a discussion on a summer night in June of 1990 at the Bally Hotel. Grandview Speedway owners Bruce and Theresa Rogers along with modified/sprint driver Dave Kelly and racing publicist Bob Miller created the series that endured thirty-three years and transformed continuously through its’ history. What started as a stand alone 410 Sprint Show, evolved to be so much more, presenting CRA, SCRA and USAC Non-Wing Sprint events as well as World of Outlaw Sprints & Late Models, Super DirtCar Series and ROC Modfieds, a URC/ESS Challenge event, 358 Sprints, Legend Cars, SpeedStrs, the Traffic Jam, the Five 25’s, the Triple Roaring 20’s, the 358 Modified Tri-Track Series and the first time presentation of the Balls to the Wall Modified Invert Race. In total, 149 Thunder Series events were presented with a payout out in excess of $5.3 million dollars.

The drivers who found the Thunder on the Hill victory lane is a list of stars most tracks and organizations would only dream about, not to mention the line-up of talent that started Thunder events that are still looking for that coveted first win.

We are pleased to announce that Thunder on the Hill will again open the USAC National Non-Wing Eastern Storm set for Tuesday night, June 13.

A date also confirmed in the PA 410 Sprint Car Speed Week Series event, the Greg Hodnett Cup is set for Tuesday night, June 27 and will again pay $10,000 to the winner.

Several other dates are in the planning and will be finalized when the 2023 Grandview Speedway Schedule of Events is released.

Please feel free to reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or our website with your thoughts or choices for special events in 2023.

2023 NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

Associate Sponsors Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment, GT Radiators, Clever Girl Winery

Tuesday, June 13 7:30 PM

USAC Non-Wing Nation Tour The Eastern Storm Jesse Hockett Classic 40 laps

Tuesday, June 27 7:30 PM

Levan Machine & Truck Equipment present:

410 Sprint PA Speed Week Hodnett Cup $10,000 to win

Grandview Speedway Contact Information Track Phone: 610-754-7688

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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

 

 

KNOXVILLE NATIONALS TICKET INFO


The Ticket Renewal Window for Four-Day Knoxville Nationals Tickets is currently open and closes on Tuesday, November 15. To renew your tickets go to our website or call the ticket office during business hours at 641-842-5431.

Those who have renewed their tickets will then have two days to "grow their family" of tickets on November 17th and 18th. This means if you currently have a set of four tickets and are wanting to add a fifth or sixth seat to your family, this is the perfect time to accomplish that.

Four-Day Tickets will then go on sale to the public on Thursday, December 1.
BANQUET TICKETS
The Knoxville Raceway Championship Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 26. To order meal tickets and for hotel reservations you can find the order form at the link below or click on the picture.

Deadline is Nov. 11.

Link➡️bit.ly/3gz7Yxr

BIDS OPEN FOR CLEANING


We are now accepting bids for the services of Snow Removal, Mowing, Cleaning of Grandstands, Restrooms, Dyer Hudson and Bingley Buildings. For inquiries, questions, or to submit your bid please email GM Jason Reed at JasonR@KnoxvilleRaceway.com or call the ticket office.
DENNISON RACING TEE'S POP-UP STORE


Back by popular demand for the 2022 Holiday Shopping Season is the Dennison Racing Tee's Pop-Up Store on December 1, 2 and 3! More details to come soon!
KNOXVILLE RACEWAY HISTORY BOOK


Want to learn about the origins of Knoxville Raceway and the earliest pieces of history from the Marion Co Fairgrounds? Buy the book, The History of Knoxville Raceway and the Marion Co Fairgrounds for $40 with FREE SHIPPING if you order online HERE.
KRCO FUNDRAISER


Mark your calendars for the annual KRCO Fundraiser is scheduled for February 25 in Dyer Hudson Hall. The KRCO helps drivers with medical expenses, insurance and safety equipment.
SEASON OPENER APRIL 15
The 70th annual Pella Motors / Kraig Ford Season Opener is scheduled for April 15, 2023. Look for our complete 2023 schedule to be announced soon.

2023 WORLD OF OUTLAWS DATES
The 2023 Schedule will include a return of the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in April in addition to our June weekend. More information about tickets to come soon.

Ted Johnson Award to John McCoy!
The most prestigious award given each year by the World of Outlaws is the Ted Johnson Memorial Award. This award is given to those that have dedicated their lives to Sprint Car racing. This year the award was presented during the World Finals at Charlotte to Knoxville Raceway Race Director and Promoter, John McCoy. This is a true honor to have John recognized for a lifetime of work in sprint car racing. John joins an elite group of people to win this award, including Ralph Capitani who was given the award in 2010.

Major Events Schedule


2023 DATES
360 Knoxville Nationals: August 3-5
Capitani Classic: August 6
Knoxville Nationals: August 9-12
Late Model Nationals: Sept 14-16

 

 

James McFadden Back with Roth Motorsports in 2023 Using Toyota Racing Development Power

PETERSEN MEDIA- With the 2022 season just about completed, Roth Motorsports and James McFadden will be back on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car tour in 2023 with one major change; they will take Toyota Racing Development, USA (TRD) along for the ride as they will utilize Speedway Engine Development Inc. and Rider TRD engines in the season ahead as they chase after the series championship.

“We have been extremely pleased with how the end of the 2022 season has gone with James McFadden, Crew Chief Brent Ventura, and our mechanics Rob Beattie and Gary Patellaro and we are hoping to take this momentum into 2023,” Dennis Roth said. “We are also extremely thankful to be extending our partnership with TRD and know they have a product more than capable of putting us in a great position night in and night out.”

Winning at Lakeside Speedway in mid-October, McFadden ended a personal drought with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt’ and pulled Roth Motorsports to 99 wins with the series, and he would love nothing more than to get Roth to the century mark.

“I am pumped for the opportunity to drive the iconic Roth Motorsports No. 83 for another year on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Tour,” James McFadden said. “I am extremely thankful for the faith that Dennis and Teresa Roth have in this team, and I think this season was a great steppingstone for us heading into 2023. Having Toyota aboard as part of the program is an added bonus as their brand is successful at everything they are a part of. Getting the opportunity to run the Toyota Racing Development engine the last few weeks has given us a head start on the program, and I know they have a great product moving forward. I am hoping to do Roth Motorsports, as well as the TRD team proud each night, and I know I am extremely hungry to be a contender night in and night out.”

Spending much of 2022 with the Roth Motorsports car utilizing TRD engines in the Midwest and on the West Coast, Brent Ventura took over the Crew Chief duties with McFadden and company and has quickly gelled with the Australian driver. Racking up numerous podiums and that win together, Ventura is excited for a full season with McFadden and is equally as happy to continue working with Toyota TRD as they continue to develop their 410ci engine.

“I am really excited to continue working with James McFadden as well as Rob and ‘Wood’, in 2023,” Ventura said. “This last month of the season has been a blast, and we are all very happy with how things have been going. I am very thankful that Dennis and Teresa Roth ,as well as my dad Todd Ventura, have the confidence in me to put me back on the road fulltime with this team. I am also happy to continue the relationship I have personally developed with Toyota TRD and am excited to have their engines on the road with us. It is an honor to work with such a great company and they are really working hard on their product, and I believe it will no doubt be something special when they have it perfected.”

With 2023 plans set, there is still business to finish in 2022 as the team is currently in action at the World Finals in Charlotte, North Carolina. Make sure to tune into DirtVision for the final events of the season.

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, Toyota, TRD, HR Livestock Transportation, Roth Investments, Southern Pacific Farms, Speedway Engine Development Inc., Rider Racing Engines, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, AL Drive Lines, Factory Kahne, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Wings Unlimited, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, Smith Titanium, P1, and Performance Racegear for their support.

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports and James McFadden cap the 2022 season at the World Finals in North Carolina.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-74, Wins-1, Top-5’s-24, Top-10’s-41

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following along on Twitter and Instagram @RothMotorsports.

To keep up with James, follow him on Twitter @JamesMcFadden25.

PETERSEN MEDIA: Petersen Media is a media company that can handle your public relations, marketing, and any other promotional needs. Petersen Media utilizes multiple tactics to help you reach your intended audience, to boost awareness.

 

 

INAUGURAL TRIBUTE TO BILLY SHUMAN TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON SPEED UNION TV, COMPLETE PURSE ANNOUNCED

Watsonville, Calif. (November 4, 2022) – Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction will close its 2022 championship with the inaugural Tribute to Billy Shuman, Saturday November 12 at Adobe Mountain Speedway. The race in Glendale, Ariz. on the 1/5th mile bullring will pay $1500 to win. NOW600 Non-Wing Micro Sprints will compete in a 50-lap feature along with Restricted and Jr. Sprints action as well. Micro divisions will also compete on Friday night.

Almost $6,000 in prize money has been posted for the WMR event, including a $1500 to win, $100 to start, a $300 to win Trophy Dash and the $250 Alisha Dawn Photography Hard Charger.

Speed Union TV will present live coverage of both nights of competition featuring drivers from across the West Coast competing. Race fans can purchase each night for $19.99 individually, or they may purchase a monthly pass for $20 which includes live and on-demand access to all the racing content Speed Union TV has to offer.

The event will be available live at www.SpeedUnionTV.com and on most major app stores such as Apple, Android, Amazon, and Roku.

The busy weekend of racing will honor the late Billy Shuman, a native of Tempe, Ariz. Shuman was a four-time USAC National feature winner across Midgets and Sprint Cars. He also won twice in the CRA Sprint Car competition in his career. His brother Ron Shuman is a National Sprint Car Hall of Famer while nephew Casey Shuman has made a name for himself both on the track and as an official.

Adobe Mountain Speedway has become one of the home race tracks for Western Midget Racing and with the shuttering of several dirt ovals in the region, become one of the homes for dirt open wheel competition in the Copper State. The race on November 12th will the 14th appearance for WMR at the speedway.

Race winners this year in Arizona have included overall champion Blake Bower of Brentwood, Calif., three wins for Cory Brown of Peoria, Ariz., two wins for Drake Edwards of Surprise, Ariz., and two wins for Nathan High of Goodyear, Ariz. Brown leads the Adobe Mountain WMR standings followed by Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse and Chloe High.

Teams who travel from more than 240 miles to compete will be eligible for a part of the $400 in road warrior money offered at each round this season.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

Tribute to Billy Shuman Purse:

1st - $1500

2nd - $750

3rd - $500

4th - $400

5th - $300

6th - $250

7th - $225
8th - $200

9th - $175
10th - $150

11th - $140
12th - $130
13th - $125
14th - $100
15th - $100
16th - $100

Non-Transfers: $50 each

Dash: $300 to win

Hard Charger: $250

 

 

MATT McCARTHY AND LOGAN WILLIAMS WILL END 2022 SEASON AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

(Ontario, CA, November 2, 2022) The Flowdynamics sprint car racing duo of Matt McCarthy and Logan Williams will close the 2022 season this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 3rd, 4th, and 5th, at the 26th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway. Heading into the finale, both drivers are in the top 10 in the USAC/CRA Series point standings.

Williams, who lives in Yorba Linda, California, joined forces with Flowdynamics and McCarthy in May of 2021. When Williams signed on with the team, his father, National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Rip Williams, joined on as well. It also brought on a relationship with Williams’ brothers, Cody, and Austin, who are also regulars in the series. The joining of forces and sharing of information has done well for both McCarthy and Logan Williams in their first full season together.

Williams comes into the three races this week seventh in the point standings. He is only five points out of sixth and 35 points out of fifth. Riverside’s McCarthy, who flexed his muscle at August’s California Racers Hall of Fame Night at Perris by being the fast qualifier and winning a four-segment high-dollar trophy dash, will enter this weekend’s fray 10th in the points.

McCarthy’s best appearances of the season both came at Perris. He kicked off the campaign at the famous Riverside County oval with the 7th place finish on March 28th. Three months later on June 25th, he took his beautiful #28M to an eighth-place result on the same half-mile track. Williams’ best outings thus far in 2022 were 4th place finishes at the Bakersfield Speedway on May 14th and the Santa Maria Raceway on August 6th. His best result at Perris was a 6th place in the annual Salute To Indy on May 28th.

Both drivers are hoping to rebound from a disappointing weekend last week at the Western World Championships at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway. Williams finished 21st and 23rd in the A mains, and McCarthy placed 14th and 21st in the B mains.

This week’s event, which will feature both the USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Cars, will include qualifying, heat races, preliminary mains, and an A main event every single night. The show will culminate with a 40-lap, $ 20,000.00-to-win Oval Nationals finale on Saturday. For those who wish to see McCarthy and Williams in action this week, advance tickets are available at the following link https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. If you do not wish to buy tickets in advance, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window all three nights. Perris Auto Speedway is located on the freeway close Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 lake Perris Drive in the city of Perris. The track website is www.perrisautospeedway.com and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

Be sure to visit the pits and meet both friendly Flowdynamics drivers after the races this weekend and pick up one of their fine-looking team shirts.

Even though the end of the 2022 season is nearly over, the hard work for 2023 will begin almost immediately. The team will be tearing down the cars, going over them, and making any repairs and adjustments needed. They will also be ordering parts and discussing the possibility of marketing opportunities for 2023. If you or your company would like to be a part of one of the West coast’s most prominent Sprint car teams for the upcoming season, please contact John McCarthy at 909 930-5522 or mailto:john@flodyinc.com

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2022 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., JFK Design Build, Cal Therm Mechanical Insulators, CRC Component Repair Co., Encore Gas and Supply, Drink-Pac, and Benic Enterprises.

Matt McCarthy 2022 Results

1/27/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

1/28/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

1/29/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 14th A Main

3/26/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

4/1/22 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

4/2/22 Tulare Thunderbowl USAC/CRA 18th A Main

4/23/22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

4/30/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

5/14/22 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

5/28/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

6/11/22 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

6/25/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

8/6/22 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 18th A Main

8-20-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

9-17-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 12th A Main

10-8-22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

10-28-22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National 14th B Main

10-29-22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National 21st B Main

Logan Williams 2022 Results

1/27/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

1/28/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

1/29/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

3/26/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

4/1/22 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

4/2/22 Tulare Thunderbowl USAC/CRA 12th A Main

4/23/22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

4/30/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

5/14/22 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

5/28/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

6/11/22 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

6/25/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 5th A Main

8/6/22 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

8-20-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

9-17-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

10-8-22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

10-28-22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National 21st A Main

10-29-22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National 23rd A Main

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. IS ONE POINT OUT OF THIRD GOING INTO THIS WEEK’S OVAL NATIONALS AT PERRIS

(Chino, CA, November 2, 2022) Eddie Tafoya Jr. will close his sprint car season this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 3rd, 4th, and 5th at the 26th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway. Entering the final weekend of the eight-month season, the 2019 USAC/CRA “Rookie of the Year” is one point out of third place and only 20-points out of second in the championship standings.

Tafoya’s quiet demeanor and smooth style on the track make him one of the best-kept secrets in west coast sprint car racing. In only three full seasons of 410 sprint car action, he has climbed to a lofty position that most can only dream of attaining in their racing careers. The key to the 25-year-old driver’s success has been his consistency. Thus far in 21 total starts in 2022, he has seen the checkered flag 20 times. That shows he knows how to race, and he knows how to take care of his equipment. In the only race he did not finish this year he was clobbered by another car at Perris in March.

Combining his ever-growing smooth skill with his keen ability to avoid trouble, he has 13 top-10 finishes in 18 USAC/CRA starts this year. Six of the top 10s were in the top five. His best outing of the season was a second place at Cocopah Speedway on January 29th. His other podium finish came on June 25th at Perris. The Chino Hills, California resident also recorded his first-ever series fast qualifying time at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway in early June.

Last weekend Tafoya journeyed to Yuma, Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway for the 55th Annual Western World Championships. On the first night, “Mr. Smooth” qualified with a time of 17.459 which was good for the 26 fastest time in the 40-car field. He missed the transfer spot in his heat race by one position and was forced to run the B main event. There, he clawed his way forward to finish 4th and transferred into the A main. He started the A in the 22nd position and moved forward three spots to finish 19th.

Twenty-four hours later, the handsome driver reeled off a lap of 16.413, which was good for seventh quickest in the stacked 37-car field. He then avoided having to start in the B main again when he placed fourth in his heat race. For the finale, Tafoya was on the outside of the front row and ran in the top three for the first five laps. However, his car was, “the tightest I’ve ever been and wasn’t even close to tight enough.” That cost him and he eventually ended up finishing 16th. Look for an improvement on that finish this weekend on his home track.

Tafoya has a new load of great-looking shirts and hoodies that will be on sale at the Oval Nationals. Fans can meet the driver and the team and pick up a shirt or hoodie in the pits after each night of racing. For those who cannot make it to the tracks, they are also available online at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

For fans who wish to see Tafoya in action at this week’s Oval Nationals, spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM with racing at 7:00 each night. Advance tickets are available at the following link https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For those who do not wish to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each night. The famous racetrack is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds at 18700 Lake Perris Drive in the city of Perris. The track website is www.perrisautospeedway.com and the office phone number is (951) 940-0134.

After Saturday’s race is over, Tafoya, and The Specialty Fasteners #51T team, will be prepping for the 2023 campaign. The cars will be stripped down to bare frames before being rebuilt and ready to go on the other side of the New Year. In addition to the work on the cars in the shop, the team will be busy exploring corporate partnership opportunities for the upcoming campaign. If you or your company would like to be a partner with the Specialty Fasteners team in 2023, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s plans.

Tafoya has a great new YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51. The same contact point can be used to purchase his great-looking shirts via mail.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2022 Race Results

1-27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

1-28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

1-29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

4-1 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-2 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

4-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-30 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

5-14 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

5-28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

6-11 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

6-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-8 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th A Main

7-9 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th A Main

7-10 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 15th A Main

8-6 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

8-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

10-8 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

10-28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprints 19th A Main

10-29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA & National Sprints 16th A Main

 

 

SCHEDULE SET FOR 50th ANNUAL RPM@RENO WESTERN WORKSHOPS

JOHN FORMICA AND KEN CLAPP TO LEAD MANY SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSIONS AT RPM

- Registration Opens with new MyRacePass Ticketing Platform for RPM@RENO Western Workshops at the Eldorado –

Daytona Beach, Florida (November 12, 2022) – The 50th Annual RPM@Reno Western Workshops held at the Eldorado at the Row in downtown Reno, Nevada are set to take place Wednesday, November 30 and Thursday, December 1. The adjustment of one-day was made to accommodate those who have an extensive travel schedule during the many events that take place during this busy time of year, further emphasizing that there is no true “off-season” in the sport.

There will be a brief registration hour on Tuesday, November 29 for early attendees at Novi in the Eldorado. The 50th RPM@Reno Western Workshops will have a stellar lineup up of speakers and presenters set for promoters who attend the annual workshops to garner ideas and continue developing and growing their businesses while having the opportunity to connect with a variety of colleagues, industry professionals and exhibitors that touch every corner of the short track racing industry.

The speaking lineup will be headlined by several prominent figures in motorsports as well as microphone stints from television and media personality Ralph Sheheen. The “Ex Disney Guy” John Formica, who first appeared at the 49th Annual RPM@Daytona Workshops last February will bring his unique and dynamic presentation to the Western Workshops this time. In addition Ken Clapp, former NASCAR executive and overall ambassador of the sport will address folks gathered in attendance at the Eldorado for the Workshops. It will be a “can’t miss” moment when Clapp steps to the podium. He will also be signing his recently published book, his personal historic memoirs, “From Sea to Shining Sea” which was written with help by top motorsports author, Mark “Bones” Bourcier and published by Coastal 181.

This lineup is just the tip of the iceberg in the RPM@Reno Western Workshop schedule. New sessions, including the “The Jody Session”, dedicated to Jody Deery, one of the founders and loyal believers in the Workshops. The session will be dedicated to females in the sport and will be led by the women of the sport. Joining these programs will be the traditional sessions, including the legal update and "Pro Bono" hour will be expounded upon and delivered in breakout sessions as well as many other sessions that assist and impact the short track motorsports industry.

Registration for the 50th Annual RPM@Reno Western Workshops are now open. Registration online can be completed here; 11/29/2022 - Reno RPM Show on MyRacePass (www.myracepass.com/events/433221/tickets/) or the form located here may be filled out and returned to RPM via fax (716.685.0923) or e-mail: info@racingpromomonthly.com. These documents and more information may be found at www.promotersnewsletter.com – the official “MyRacePass” website of the RPM Workshops.

If you are looking to make reservations, make them now; the 50th Annual RPM@Reno Western Workshops take place, Wednesday, November 30 and Thursday, December 1 at the Eldorado at the Row, in Reno, Nevada. Rooms can be booked here; https://book.passkey.com/go/SERPM22 (King rooms can be booked for an average of $71.25 per night for a four-night stay; while rooms with two Queen beds can be booked for an average of $81.25 for a four-night stay.)

The 50th Annual RPM@Reno Western Workshops stand as a "can't miss" event for track promoters throughout North America.

The Racing Promotion Monthly (RPM) Newsletter and RPM Workshops provide an educational and networking program to the motorsports industry. The program provides media and meeting platforms which offer promoters, motorsports management, tracks, sanctions and companies a forum to share, educate and network within. The newsletter and workshops are services of Hoosier Racing Tire and K&K Insurance, with supporting sponsorship coming from Chevrolet Performance Products, RACEceiver, Moffet Productions, IMCA Racing, Eldorado Hotel and Casino, Simes Graphic Design, MyRacePass and Firethorn Marketing.

Further information regarding the RPM e-newsletters and workshops may be found at the company’s website, www.promotersnewsletter.com

RPM@RENO WESTERN WORKSHOP SCHEDULE – Subject to change, additional topics and presenters

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2022;

6:30 p.m. RPM@RENO Western Workshop Credentials **NOVI ***

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2022;

8:00 a.m. WORKSHOPS GUEST SERVICES DESK OPENS, Convention Area at the Eldorado Advanced and late-entry credentials available.

8:45 a.m. WORKSHOPS TRADE SHOW OPENS, products and services for promoters and short tracks.

9:45 a.m. PROMOTERS’ WELCOME, The Eldorado Resort & Casino (Dennis version – introduce Joe Skotnicki for very brief welcome remarks…)

9:45 a.m. 50th Annual RPM@RENO Western Workshops Opening

10:00 a.m. KEN CLAPP;. Brief opening comments and Introduction.

10:15 a.m. JOHN FORMICA; America and Australia’s Customer Experience Coach” brought to you by the PitPay App and PitPay owner, Frank Bolter.

11:15 a.m. STATE OF THE CRATE, Chevrolet Performance, “State of the Crate” direct from one of the top executives at Chevrolet Performance.

11:45-1:15 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

1:15 p.m. WORKSHOP RECONVENES, announcements and introduction of special guests;

PAUL UNDERWOOD – K&K Insurance (May be Steve Sinclair Speaking)

PAUL MENTING – Hoosier Racing Tire

1:45 p.m. JOHN FORMICA, “Employee Coaching and Training” brought to you by the PitPay App and PitPay owner, Frank Bolter.
2:15 p.m. BREAK OUT ROOM TURN OVER

2:30-5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions: Five topics, two rooms.

THE K&K INSURANCE ROOM

2:45-3:45 p.m. “CALIFORNIA DREAMING” RAISING THE BAR, A discussion among California Track Operators, Sanctioning Bodies, Suppliers about the future of California Auto Racing.

3:45-4:15 p.m. ADVANCES IN TIMING & SCORING led by Timing and Scoring Experts.

THE HOOSIER TIRE ROOM

2:45-3:45 p.m. “THE JODY SESSION’ – an entire session devoted to “Women in the Promotional Business…” named after Jody Deery, this session will become a permanent session at the Workshops.

3:30-4:15 p.m. Q/A with RPM Guest Speaker John Formica on a variety of topics.

4:15-5:00 AFTERNOON AMBIANCE… A worldwide look into promotion with the 43rd ARPY, Gregg McKarns and his wife Angie, an open discussion and look into what makes our industry go around. What works, what doesn’t and how long ago did the world start selling tickets?

5:00 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS, ADJOURNMENT

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2022

8:15 a.m. WORKSHOPS GUEST SERVICES DESK OPENS, Convention Area at the Eldorado Advanced and late-entry credentials available.

8:30 a.m. WORKSHOPS TRADE SHOW OPENS, Continental breakfast, products and services for promoters and short tracks.

9:30 a.m. WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS, 2022 Date Introduction and to the 50th RPM RENO WESTERN WORKSHOPS change venues for 2021.

9:45 a.m. WELCOME FROM RALPH SHEHEEN / JOE TRIPP; Partners at Speed Sport News and Tripp, the Managing Partner and CEO at Speed Sport News to talk about all things Media – Streaming, Electronic, Print and Publicity.

10:15 a.m. ARPY 46, JOE KOSISKI, An overview of the industry from an ARPY, track owner and most recent promoter of the year.

10:45 a.m. ANNUAL CASE LAW SUMMARY: Paul Tetreault, Agajanian, McFall, Weiss, Tetreault, & Crist, LLP review the the year’s case law decisions.

11:15 a.m. PANDEMIC LAW: Tetreault updates attendees on the circumstances that surround our environment.

12:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

1:30 p.m. WORKSHOP RECONVENES, followed by Concurrent Sessions: with influential topics presented in two rooms.

THE K&K INSURANCE ROOM

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – PRO-BONO HOUR, Tetreault takes an hour to discuss topics individually.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – TIRE TALK, Experts from the tire industry tell us what to expect in 2023.

3:00-3:45 p.m. – TICKETS, TICKETS, TICKETS… How as an industry are we selling tickets? Walk up? Online? Do we need to change?

3:45-4:30 p.m. – STREAMING UPDATES;

THE HOOSIER TIRE ROOM

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – TRACK SAFETY, DIRECTION, THINGS TO KNOW;

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – THE ART OF THE PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM AND ANNOUNCING;

3:00-3:45 p.m. – COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT? What does it mean? How does it help? (General session led by Gage…)

3:45-4:30 p.m. – RPM WORKSHOPS DISCUSSION What is next? What needs to be discussed? Where do we go from here? (Skotnicki)

5:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: Enjoy, please remain safe, with a safe journey home and a wonderful Holiday Season!

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Wrapping Up Second Straight Championship This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions – BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2022) – Although mechanical woes derailed a great result for Dominic Scelzi last Saturday, he was able to increase his lead in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings.

Scelzi now owns a 65-point advantage entering the season finale this Saturday when Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., hosts the 39th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson. Scelzi simply needs to take a green flag to garner the series championship for the second straight season.

“Our consistency has been incredible this season and we’ve had a lot of good runs,” he said. “A lot of people worked hard in the offseason and got better. We did, too, but there’s so many cars capable of winning out here. It’s been a great season and we’re fortunate to have had the success we’ve had.”

Last Saturday started out promising for Scelzi, who qualified fourth quickest at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park. He advanced from third to second place in a heat race and from sixth to third place in the dash to earn the third starting spot in the A Main.

“We were really good,” he said. “We timed in good and ran good in the heat and in the dash. I truly felt we were the strongest car there. The engine started going on the first start of the feature. I knew something was wrong and figured I needed to stay out as long as I could to minimize the points lost. Once Willie (Croft), who is second in the points, had his incident I decided to pull.”

Scelzi was running third when he exited the race early because of the mechanical problem. He was credited with an 18th-place result.

The KWS/NARC season concludes this Saturday. Scelzi will also compete in the 360ci winged sprint car competition with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour during the Tribute to Gary Patterson.

“This is a big event so it’d be nice to end the season with a win or two,” he said. “I’d like to get to five NARC wins this year and if we could do that it’d put me at 20 career wins with the series. We’re at nine wins overall this season so we need one more to hit double digits.”

Following Saturday’s event Scelzi plans on tackling four additional nights of action this season – the 2nd annual Keith Bryan Memorial at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., Nov. 11-12 and a Kings of Thunder doubleheader at Merced Speedway in Merced, Calif., Nov. 22-23.

QUICK RESULTS –

Oct. 29 – The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif. – Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 3 (6); Feature: 18 (3).

SEASON STATS –

54 races, 9 wins, 27 top fives, 37 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 47 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., for the 39th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Red Rose Transportation, Inc.

Red Rose Transportation, Inc., is a full-service transportation provider that partners with its clients to understand their business and develop creative, cost effective and efficient logistics solutions that will help the clients stay competitive. For more information, visit http://www.RedRoseTransportation.com .

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

 

 

BRODY ROA FINISHES 410 SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE AT THIS WEEK’S PERRIS OVAL NATIONALS

(Cypress, CA, November 1, 2022) Brody Roa will wrap up the 410 portion of his 2022 sprint car schedule when the USAC National and CRA Sprint Cars converge on Southern California’s Perris Auto Speedway this Thursday thru Saturday, November 3rd, 4th, and 5th, in the 26th running of the Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals.

For Roa, the Oval Nationals brings back a fond memory of the finest weekend of his career. In the three nights from November 9th to the 11th, 2017, the Garden Grove, California racer stood on the podium two times and never finished worse than sixth in the prestigious race. It started out on Thursday the ninth when the friendly driver qualified fourth fastest in the 43-car field. He followed that up by placing fourth in his heat race and third in the main event.

Twenty-four hours later, Roa, then 26 years old, qualified ninth fastest and finished fourth in his heat race on preliminary night #2. For the 30-lap main event, he started on the pole. After trading the lead back and forth over the first circuit, he took full control on lap two and went unchallenged the remainder of the way. Every time the yellow waved, Roa would simply drive away from the pack to score a convincing win.

“I can’t believe I just won a National Sprint Car race,” the excited driver told the crowd after climbing out of his car five years ago. ”I don’t know what to say. This is the coolest thing I have done in my racing career so far. I did not like seeing all of those yellows and reds. I was waiting for a slider on a restart and I kept seeing Chad’s (Boespflug) nose a few times. I cannot say enough about this team. We are clicking right now and this thing runs like a banshee. We are going to celebrate a bit tonight, but not too much because we have got to get the job done tomorrow.”

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Brody and his wife Tailor celebrate after his Oval Nationals preliminary win in 2017. Surfnsprint photo.

The following night Roa had enough points to bypass the heat races and contest the “Super Six Dash.” That race was for the six highest point-scoring cars from the first two nights. Roa started and finished 6th in that one and that meant he would be coming from outside row three in the 40-lap championship. He placed sixth in the finale and that was the best of any of the CRA cars in the field.

Flash forward to 2022 and Roa has had a very impressive season at Perris. The now 31-year-old driver from Garden Grove, California has three podiums including a win on June 25th in five USAC/CRA starts at the track this year. He also qualified for his first-ever World of Outlaws main event when the touring troupe came to the famous Riverside County clay oval on March 26th.

In addition to his USAC/CRA win at The PAS in June, Roa has two other victories in the series this year. The first came when he outdistanced the 410 field in Jayson May’s 360 sprint car at the Santa Maria Raceway on August 6th. On October 8th, he came all the way from the 11th starting spot to win the main event at the Mohave Valley Raceway. In addition to his wins in USAC/CRA, he also steered May’s 360 to a win at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway in the USAC West Coast Series on August 27th.

Roa comes into the Oval Nationals after contesting last week’s 56th Annual Western World Championships at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Arizona. Last Friday night he timed in 17th fastest of 40 cars on hand with a lap of 17.365. He followed that up with a second-place finish in his 10-lap heat. In the 30-lap main, he began the race in 17th and advanced two places to finish 15th. Twenty-four hours later, he was the 14th fastest out of 37 cars with a time of 16.699. Another second-place result in his heat secured the 15th starting spot in the finale. Just like the night before, he ended up 15th.

While Saturday will be Roa’s last 410 race of 2022, he will still have one date left on his racing calendar. He will be in Jayson May’s car for the historic 81st running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway on Thanksgiving weekend.

Roa and the team want to thank the following sponsors for making the 2022 season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, Inland Rigging, Caltrol, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, Competition Suspension, ALR Virtual Services, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to RDM Mechanics, Fastenal, KC Keen Concrete, Coopers Propane, Ten West Towing, Ten West Environmental, TJM Distribution, and Westco International for sponsoring the #8M he will pilot for Jayson May on 10 occasions in 2022.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition as a team partner throughout the 2022 racing season, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information on the top of this release.

Fans can learn more about Roa and the team at https://www.brodyroa.com/. Fans can also check out the team news at Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/.

To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

Brody Roa’s 2022 Schedule and Race Results

January 12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 15th A Main

January 15 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 13th C Main

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

January 29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

February 11 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 5th A Main

February 12 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 2nd A Main

February 26 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder 9th A Main

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway World of Outlaws 8th B Main

March 26 Perris Auto Speedway World of Outlaws 24th A Main

April 9 Keller Auto Speedway NARC King of the West Canceled

April 30 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

May 28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 3rd A Main

June 11 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 2nd A Main

June 25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 1ST A Main

July 22 Gas City I69 Speedway ISW - USAC National 9th C Main

July 23 Kokomo Speedway ISW - USAC National 7th B Main

July 24 Lawrenceburg Speedway ISW - USAC National Rained out

July 25 Circle City Raceway ISW – UASC National 19th A Main

July 27 Terre Haute Action Track ISW - USAC National Rained Out

July 28 Lincoln Park Speedway ISW - USAC National 8th B Main

July 29 Bloomington Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

July 30 Tri-State Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

August 6 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 1st A Main

August 20 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 19th A Main

August 27 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 1st A Main

September 17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 3rd A Main

September 24 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 DNS

October 8 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 1st A Main

October 15 Kern County Raceway USAC West Coast 360 17th A Main

October 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA 15th A Main

October 29 Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA 15th A Main

November 3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 25 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

November 26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

 

 

Justyn Cox pilots Bates-Hamilton Sprinter to Hard Charger Award at Kern County

By Gary Thomas

Bakersfield, CA…Making the trip to The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park this past Saturday, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox guided the Bates-Hamilton Racing No. 42x to an eighth-place finish, earning the Hard Charger Award in the feature with the NARC 410 Sprint Cars.

The night of racing marked his Winged 410 Sprint Car debut at the track and was the fourth consecutive week he has piloted the Teichert Construction/ VinylTech PVC Pipe/ Clow Valve/ BenefitRFP/ Lippert Construction machine.

The 28-year-old began the evening by turning the 13th fastest lap in ARP qualifying, before finishing fifth in the opening heat race. Cox then lined-up on the outside of the seventh row but was involved in a lap one skirmish, which forced him to the rear of the field.

When the green flag waved again, Cox began methodically picking cars off and got all the way back up to seventh by the time a caution waved late in the contest. The final restart of the night saw him lose a spot to Outlaw regular Carson Macedo. He eventually crossed under the Ed Entz checkered flag in eighth, claiming the Swift Metal Finishing Hard Charger Award.

“I was happy to bring home another top-10 finish and earn the Hard Charger Award at Kern County on Saturday,” Cox said. “After being forced to the rear early in the main event I was able to maneuver around cars pretty well. We had seventh at one point, but Carson got by me when I tried to pass the car ahead of us on that restart. I’ve had a great time running the 410 car this past month for Bates-Hamilton Racing and can’t thank them enough for the opportunity.”

Next up for Bates-Hamilton Racing and driver Justyn Cox will be the 39th “Tribute to Gary Patterson” at the Stockton Dirt Track this Saturday. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nov-5th-triple-crown-championship-finales-at-the-stockton-dirt-track-tickets-431216950507

If you can’t make it out FloRacing will provide live flag-to-flag coverage of the Nor-Cal Triple Crown Championship, which also includes the SCCT 360s and Hunt Wingless Tour.

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

Bates-Hamilton Racing Kern County Quick Recap-

October 29th: Qualified (13th), Heat Race (5th), A-main (8th)

Upcoming Races-

November 5th: Stockton Dirt Track - NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series

Sponsor Spotlight: Maxim Racing Inc.

Maxim Chassis began revolutionizing the sprint car world in November 1988. Months later, a collaboration of ideas created the first Maxim prototype chassis. In February 1989, with Johnny Herrera as the test pilot, founder and Springfield Illinois native Chuck Merrill presented Maxim Chassis Number 89-025.5 at the Florida All Stars Sprint Week.

By June 1989, with a total of six employees, Maxim moved into a new 7,000 square foot facility. It is in this facility that Maxim grew from producing a mere handful of cars to building 304 chassis in 2001. This growth was due in large part to the dedication and hard work of Maxim customers who put their cars consistently in the winner’s circle.

The new millennium brought even more changes to Maxim. With the 7,000 square foot facility outgrown and orders for new product stronger than ever. Maxim moved again in July 2002. This move brought Maxim to Its present location, 12,600 square foot building, complete with two story showroom on the east side of Springfield, Illinois. The new facility has allowed Maxim to continue offering customers unmatched service and support.

To learn more simply visit https://www.racemaxims.com/

Social Spotlight-

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Dawson Hammes Second at Spooktacular

PETERSEN MEDIA: Checking in at Marysville Raceway on Saturday night for the track’s final event of the year, Dawson Hammes flexed his muscle during the ‘Spooktacular’ feature event as he raced his way to a second place finish.

“We were really good all night long, and I have to thank Joel Myers Jr and my family for all of their help,” Dawson Hammes said. “There was a lot of good cars up there on Saturday and to run second to Sean Becker is pretty cool.”

A total of 30 cars checked in for the track’s final race of 2023 that pays homage to former Track Promoter, Paul Hawes, and also serves as a Halloween celebration for the community.

Timing the Voodue Company/Movement Brewing/STS Farming backed No. 55D entry in third quickest in qualifying time trials, Hammes started and finished fourth in his heat race and transferred directly into the 25-lpa feature event.

Also earning a berth in the redraw, Hammes pulled the vaunted eighth pill which put him in the fourth row to take the green flag. Able to avoid carnage on the opening lap, Hammes settled into a nice groove as the race finally came to life.

Battling his way forward, Hammes went toe-to-toe with some stout competition that included Sean Becker, Andy Forsberg, Brad Bumgarner and Blake Carrick.

With a couple of stoppages sprinkled throughout the course of the race, Hammes would use restarts to his advantage as he worked his way through the Top-Five and then into second in closing stages of the race.

Once in second, Hammes would give chase to race leader, Sean Becker, but to no avail. When the checkered flag was displayed to the field, Hammes capped his season at Marysville Raceway off with a second-place effort.

“It was a good night for us, and with the season really coming to a close in California, I am hopeful to sneak another race in before we shut down for the winter,” Hammes said. “Again, big thank you to everyone who makes this all possible.”

Hammes Motorsports would like to thank Voodue Company, Movement Brewing, STS Farming, All About Fire Protection, Summit Partners Burbank Agency, Harper Inc., and Ace Attorney Services for their continued support.

ON TAP: Hammes is hoping to take part in the 360ci event at Merced Speedway November 22nd and 23rd.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Dawson Hammes by following him on Twitter @Hammer55D, or on Instagram @dawson_hames55d.

 

 

CJB Motorsports and Spencer Bayston to support all-out TrueTimber Camo look for World Finals

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CONCORD, N.C. (November 2, 2022) - In a surprise move for the season-ending World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, CJB Motorsports and Spencer Bayston will support an all-out TrueTimber Camo look, not only to commemorate their significant partnership, but with hunting seasons in full swing, it is important to remind outdoorsmen to be well prepared for their upcoming ventures.

The World of Outlaws World Finals will conclude CJB Motorsports and Spencer Bayston’s rookie campaign with the Greatest Show On Dirt. The Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series program will enter the premier event with 37 top-ten finishes to date, scoring two victories in the process including a $25,000 payday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Bayston, who calls Lebanon, Indiana, home, is currently eighth in the World of Outlaws driver standings.

“We wanted to do something special for our friends at TrueTimber Camo. We value our partnership, and they’ve played a major role in our successes since joining our team, so why not end the year with an all-out TrueTimber Camo car featuring the Strata camo pattern. We’re also privileged to have some representatives from TrueTimber Camo with us this weekend, so that makes it even more exciting,” said Spencer Bayston. “It’s been an incredible season for this CJB Motorsports team. We’ve not only been able to accomplish a lot, but we’ve already taken big steps in improving our operation for next year. I’m excited to see what we can do this weekend.”

As mentioned, the decision to feature TrueTimber Camo’s Strata pattern coincides with all of the ongoing hunting seasons, as Strata is featured on an array of hunting apparel including gloves, pants, and outerwear. To learn more, visit TrueTimber Camo online at www.truetimber.com.

ON DECK:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will conclude their 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with the season-ending World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. The Greatest Show On Dirt will be joined by the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds. Action kicks off later this evening, Wednesday, November 2.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, The Dunn Group, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJB-Motorsports-100190992543697
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net
Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATS:
Wins: 2
Top-Fives: 16
Top-Tens: 37

2022 Highlights: Earned main event start during all three nights of Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals; highlighted weekend with 16th-place score in Saturday’s finale. Finished ninth in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step opener on Friday, March 4. Highlighted Thunderbowl Raceway doubleheader with a fourth-place finish on Saturday, March 12. Finished fifth at Merced Speedway in Merced, California, on Friday, March 18. Finished eighth during SoCal Showdown action at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California, on Saturday, March 27. Finished sixth at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico, on Tuesday, March 29. Finished eighth at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 2. Finished second in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Finished eighth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 16. Finished fourth at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 23. Earned his first World of Outlaws victory of the season ($25,000) during the Bristol Bash finale at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 30. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 11. Finished eighth in Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Morgan Cup finale on Saturday, May 14. Finished ninth at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, on Tuesday, May 17. Finished fifth at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30. Finished tenth and third, respectively, during Knoxville Raceway’s annual Brownells Big Guns Bash on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. Finished fourth in back-to-back appearances at Beaver Dam Raceway for Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on June 17-18. Won second WoO main event of the season during Huset’s Speedway start on Wednesday, June 22; $10,000 payday and led laps 26-30. Finished eighth in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2. Highlighted Kings Royal week with fourth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal on Saturday morning, July 16. Highlighted Central PA swing with top-ten (eighth) in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 23. Finished eighth in each of his Weedsport Speedway stops on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31. Finished tenth in 55-lap Ironman 55 finale at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, August 6. Qualifies for Knoxville Nationals B-Main; finishes 19th. Finished fifth in Jackson Nationals finale on Saturday evening, August 20. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores (sixth and ninth, respectively) during visits to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks) and Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo) on Friday and Saturday, August 26-27. Finished third in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3. Finished seventh in the $25,000-to-win Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Saturday, September 10. Earned back-to-back seventh-place finishes during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series starts at Eldora Speedway and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24. Finished ninth in rain-shortened National Open preliminary main event on Friday, September 30. Finished seventh in Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown opener. Finished fourth in Williams Grove Speedway’s 60th National Open on Saturday, October 22.

 

 

Reinhardt Tallies Runner Up and 5th Place Finishes in Solid Weekend at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Home State of NJ
 

2022 Season Will Conclude at World Finals in Charlotte, NC This Week

Swedesboro, NJ – November 2, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Kyle Reinhardt has definitely found speed again.

Coming into a late October two-race weekend in his home state of New Jersey, his month already included three top five finishes at three different tracks, one of those on the podium.

‘Sprinttoberfest’ at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, NJ provided Reinhardt with two more shots in October to continue building momentum before heading south to compete at the World Finals in Charlotte, NC in early November.

He capitalized on both opportunities.

October 29: Sprintoberfest / Bridgeport Motorsports Park / Swedesboro, NJ [25 cars, Qualifying 1st Group 1, Heat 4th (3), Dash 5th (5) A-main 5th (5)]

Reinhardt has expressed his love of the new 4-tenths mile configuration at Bridgeport ever since it opened a few years ago. He has been fast on the high-banked surface, including a runner-up finish in the ‘Invasion of the Posse’ event back in April of this year in his Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers / Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants / J&J Auto Racing No.91.


Bridgeport Motorsports Park Sprintoberfest Format Details

Reinhardt’s draw placed him in group one. He promptly laid down a lap of 12.786, quickest in the group, which put him inside row two to start heat number one and guaranteed him a spot in the dash redraw.

The Neptune City, NJ native finished 4th in his 8-lap heat race, drew the #5 starting spot for the dash, and finished in the same position in the 5-lap event.

Reinhardt started 5th in the 25-lap A-main and began to make moves early on. He claimed the 4th spot at the start and held onto it through the first six laps before wrestling the 3rd spot away from Sye Lynch on lap seven. Lynch battled back a lap later and took the podium spot back from Reinhardt.

Meanwhile, Gio Scelzi was closing in to become part of the battle. He worked his way past Reinhardt to take 4th on lap ten, dropping the Capitol Renegade No.91 to 5th, where he would finish the event

October 30: Sprintoberfest / Bridgeport Motorsports Park / Swedesboro, NJ [26 cars, Qualifying 1st Group 3, Heat 4th (3), Dash 6th (5), A-main 2nd (6)]

Sunday’s field grew by one to 26 cars, but the format remained the same as Saturday.

Sunday’s draw put Reinhardt in group three, but the result was no different. Once again, he was quickest in his group, this time with a lap of 12.687. The 8-lap heat race and redraw were like Deja vu as well, as Reinhardt started 3rd and finished 4th in the heat, then drew the 5th starting spot for the dash.

Reinhardt finished 6th in the dash, putting him outside row three to start the 40-lap finale. Once again he got right to work, moving forward into the 5th spot on the opening lap. He raced 5th for the majority of the first half of the race, slipping to 6th only briefly in the early going.

On lap twenty three, Reinhardt worked his way into the 4th spot, then found himself in the runner up spot with Gio Scelzi in front and Danny Dietrich on his heels with fifteen laps remaining.

With Devin Borden and Lance Dewease also in the top five, there was no room for error during the final dozen circuits. Reinhardt was up to the challenge and came home with the runner up finish, 1.288 seconds behind Scelzi. Dewease, Borden and Dietrich rounded out the top five.

“It was great to run up front both nights in front of a lot of family and friends. I’m happy about the consistent speed we have found lately. We’re running well, but we still have a little work to do to get the car into victory lane again. Hopefully we can keep that going in Charlotte next week to finish out our season.“, Reinhardt commented.

Up Next

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team will wrap up their 2022 season with a trip to the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The team will compete in the World of Outlaws sanctioned event on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, November 2nd, 4th and 5th.

In 2021, Reinhardt made the A-main on both Friday and Saturday night at Charlotte, recording finishes of 14th and 20th. This week he will look to improve on last year’s successful trip.

The events will be broadcast on DirtVision.com for those who subscribe to the streaming service.

Season Stats

72 races, 0 wins, 10 top 5’s, 20 top 10’s, 36 top 15’s

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THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the continued support during the 2022 racing season!

Capitol Renegade

Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers

Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants

Fibreworks Composites

Henry’s Wrecker Service

J&J Auto Racing

FK Rod Ends

Kinsler Fuel Injection

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Kelly Racing Fuel

Arai Americas

Auto Meter

KSE Racing Products

InTech Trailers

Fel-Pro

Taylor Ignition Wires

Miller Welders

K&N Filters

Mettec

AL Driveline

Jesel Valvetrain

DMI

All-Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads

ISC Racers Tape

HMS Motorsports

Ultra Lite Brakes & Components

Rider Racing Engines

Saldana Racing Products

HP Engines

Titan Wings and Top Flight Wings

Simpson Race Products

 

 

Amantea Captures Third-Place Result During Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - SWEDESBORO, N.J. (Nov. 2, 2022) - Joey Amantea capped the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars season with a podium performance last weekend.

The strong outing at Bridgeport Motorsports Park was Amantea's 10 th top five of the season with the series and locked him into a career-best fourth-place finish in the championship standings.

"I'm really happy to pull off a podium and finish in the top five in points," he said. "I think we ended the year on a positive note."

Amantea kicked off Sprintoberfest by learning about his new car on Friday during practice.

"With debuting this new car and motor on Friday we shook it down," he said. "We had a brake issue all night and I couldn't figure out exactly how hard I could run it. We got that fixed for Saturday's qualifier. I got held up a little and made a couple of mistakes, but still made the feature inversion."

Amantea advanced from sixth to fourth place in a qualifier on Saturday. That lined him up on the outside of the third row in the 40-lap feature on Sunday.

"We were really fast and had a shot to win," he said. "It was the longest non-wing sprint car race I'd ever run. I got a little tired in all honesty. We ran 23 straight laps. The caution came out and my adrenaline slowed down so I was fighting that. But we managed to race with the leaders and contended.

"I was aiming to give it everything on the last lap going for a win, but the field was brake-checked on a restart. I was able to avoid the driver in front of me, but got hit from behind because people had nowhere to go. That damaged my car and I was lucky to hang on to third."

Amantea ended the season with a career-best dozen top-five finishes.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 29 - Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J. - Qualifier: 4 (6).

Oct. 30 - Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J. - Feature: 3 (6).

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 1 win, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 28 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Amantea Real Estate

Amantea Real Estate is a residential and commercial real estate company based in Mount Pocono, Pa. For more information, visit http://www.AmanteaRealEstate.com .

"I'm very happy to have an esteemed company like Amantea Real Estate back our team," Amantea said. "I'm very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together."

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, 600cc Performance, CSI Shocks, Smith Titanium, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and JPA Equipment & Truck Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Blake Carrick 4th at Spooktacular

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in Marysville Raceway’s final event of the 2022 season, Blake Carrick had a very strong night that included a fourth-place finish at the ‘Spooktacular’.

“It was a fun night at the track, and we had pretty good speed all night,” Blake Carrick said. “It was good to be up front and competing with some talented drivers.”

With 30-cars checked in for the ode to Halloween and former track promoter, Paul Hawes, Carrick kicked the night off by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 38B fifth fastest in qualifying time trials.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver settled into fourth when the race came to life as he chased after Justin Henry and Brad Bumgarner. Unable to make a move into third, Carrick’s fourth place finish transferred him into the 25-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the ninth starting position, Carrick was very methodical as he worked his way forward. Avoiding an opening lap tangle, Carrick settled in and turned in some strong laps around the ¼ mile.

As the race got into a rhythm, Carrick continued to battle through traffic as he soon found himself in fifth. With the leader having issues in the waning laps, Carrick took over fourth where he would go onto cap off his Spooktacular.

“Thanks to all my guys who make this possible and all of the great companies that support our team,” Blake Carrick said.

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Hanson Truss, Eddie’s Lincoln Automotive, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

ON TAP: Carrick will be back in action this weekend at Stockton Dirt Track.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-48, Wins-1, Top 5’s-10, Top 10’s-22

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

 

 

Justyn Cox Hard Charges with Bates Hamilton Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking some lumps at the recently completed Trophy Cup, Justyn Cox and Bates Hamilton Racing team learned form the three-day event and put it too good use with the KWS/NARC on Saturday night at Kern County Raceway.

“We had some struggles at Trophy Cup, but by the end of the weekend we had things ironed out and it helped us have a good run with KWS/NARC on Saturday night,” Justyn Cox said. “We went out pretty early in qualifying which hindered us a bit, but we raced really well the rest of the night, and I am thankful that Josh Bates and Roger Hamilton had me out again.”

Timing in 13th quickest in qualifying time trials, Cox lined up fifth in his heat race. With the track fairly narrow in heat race competition, Cox finished fifth and lined up 13th in the 30-lap feature event.

Lining up 14th in the feature event, Cox quickly jumped up into the 11th position when the race came to life. His charge towards the Top-10 would quickly be halted as contact with another car sent Cox around and forced him to the back of the pack.

Restarting from 19th, Cox had his elbows up on a hooked up surface as he began working his way back towards the Top-10 as he made up for lost time. Working into 10th, Cox continued to battle as he raced his way into seventh in the race’s closing laps.

Working the bottom on late restart shook things up for Cox. Making a move for sixth, Cox would get hung up and it would allow Carson Macedo to make a move on the outside. Dropping Cox back to eighth, he would get back to the high side for the final laps and maintain his eighth position at the line.

“These guys really gave me a good car, but it was one of those tracks where you really needed to start further forward to have a shot,” Cox said. “Still really happy with the speed we had, and am thankful to have another night in the BHR No. 42x”

The Cox-Berco Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Michael David Winery, MDW Sports, Stroppini Enterprises, Cranked Naturals, Trex, Master Metal Products, Adrian Blanco Jewelry, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, , Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Don Ott Racing Engines, and Richmond Engines for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-29, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Cox is TBD on his next race.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Justyn Cox by following him on Twitter @JustynCox__JC.

 

 

Justin Sanders Lands on KWS/NARC Podium at Kern County Raceway Park

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting back to work with the NARC/KWS series on Saturday night just a week removed from his Top-10 at Trophy Cup, Justin Sanders had a great run in the Farmers Brewing backed No. 2x as he came away with a third place finish at Kern County Raceway Park.

“Trophy Cup was rough on our team, but I am thankful for the Mittry Motorsports team, and I am glad to get this car back on the podium,” Sanders said. “Hopefully we can end the 410ci season well on Saturday night in Stockton, CA.”

Sanders opened his Saturday night up by timing the Farmers Brewing/Mittry Construction/North County Plastering backed No. 2x in third quick amongst the 20 cars checked in for the event.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Aromas, CA driver maintained his position as the race went green and he went on to finish fourth. Not tallying quite enough night points to earn his way into the Dash, Sanders took the green flag for the 30-lap feature event from the outside of the fourth row.

On a freshly reworked Kern County Raceway surface, Sanders was one of the few that was able to carve his way forward on a very fast racing surface. Getting his elbows up, the Aromas, CA driver was able to fight into the Top-Five as he had his sights set on the podium.

Battling with Cole Macedo and Bud Kaeding, Sanders would then get by Tim Kaeding and take over the third spot. Continuing to charge, Sanders would close in on the lead duo of Corey Day and Shane Golobic, but getting to them and passing them proved to be challenge of their own.

When the 30-lapper wrapped up, Sanders closed his Saturday night out with a charge to third as he landed on the KWS podium.

Justin and his team would like to thank Farmers Brewing, Mittry Construction, North County Plastering, Alkaline88, Andy’s Construction, Roadside 24hr Service, Wicked Cushion, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Steitz Towing, Durden Construction, Ernie’s Service Center, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2022.

ON TAP: Sanders will be at Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday night.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-70, Wins-12, Top 5’s-44, Top-10’s-54

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

 

TK Tallies KWS/NARC Top-5 at Kern County

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to pilot the Roth Motorsports No. 83 entry to close out the 2022 season, Tim Kaeding had a strong night at Kern County Raceway Park as he pocketed a fourth-place finish as he now turns his attention to this Saturday’s KWS/NARC finale in Stockton, CA.

“It has been fun running for the Roth family again this last month, and I am thankful Dennis and Teresa Roth have allowed me finish out the season for them,” Tim Kaeding said. “We had a really good car all night long, but after they reworked the track before our feature, it made passing really tough with everyone going the same speed.”

Making the trip south to Kern County Raceway Park, Kaeding kicked his night off by timing the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Toyota/TRD backed No. 83 in ninth quickest in qualifying time trials.

Racing to a heat race win over brother, Bud, Kaeding garnered a position in the Sunnyvalley Meats Trophy Dash to set the first three rows of the 30-lap feature event.

Finishing fourth in the Dash, TK rolled off of the starting grid from the outside of the second row on a surface that was freshly manicured prior to the field lining up for the series’ penultimate feature event of the 2022 season.

With the track staying extremely fast in over the course of the ‘A’, TK battled with the likes of Corey Day, Justin Sanders, and Cole Macedo as they jockeyed for position inside the Top-5 and up on the podium.

As the race progressed, passing proved to be tough with much of the field running the same speed on the fast racing surface.

Keeping his position in the Top-Five, TK capped his night off with a fourth place finish.

“The track was just starting to widen out before they worked it, and I am curious to how the night would have gone had they left it alone,” Kaeding said. “We were good, it was just really hard to make up ground.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Toyota, TRD, Jason, Tara, And Cole Roth Cattle Co., Roth Investments, Speedway Engines, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Smith Titanium for their support.

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports and Tim Kaeding will take part in Saturday’s KWS finale in Stockton, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports.


 

Sean Becker Scores at Spooktacular with Monhoff Racing

PETERSEN MEDIA- Reuniting with car owner Dan Monhoff on Saturday night in Marysville, CA, Sean Becker raced to his first feature event win of the 2022 season as he claimed the fabled Spooktacular at Marysville Raceway.

“I am super pumped that Dan Monhoff made a late call to run this race,” Sean Becker said. “He had the car on point all night long. Marysville had the track in great shape and it allowed us to move a bit and make some passes.”

With 30 cars checked in for the annual ode to Halloween, Becker kicked the night off by timing in fourth quickest in qualifying time trials. Lining up in the second row of his heat race, the Roseville, CA driver was able to get off to a strong star as he raced his way into second.

Finishing his heat in the runner up position, Becker qualified for the redraw where the seven pill placed him in the fourth row for the impending 25-lap feature event that also honored former Marysville Raceway promoter, Paul Hawes.

A wild start to the feature saw Becker avoid a pile up. Escaping the opening lap tangle, Becker would find himself in second place as he chased after his ‘Sharktails with Andy’ co-host, Andy Forsberg.

Tracking down Forsberg in traffic, Becker would find himself in the right place as the right time as he capitalized on Forsberg’s misfortune and took command of the race with just a few laps remaining.

A final restart saw Becker mash the loud pedal as he left the field in his wake and raced to his first feature event of the season.

“It really is an honor to win this race in Paul Hawes’ memory,” Becker added. “I really want to thank Dennis Gage and the Hawes family for working so hard to make this such a special, and fun, event as the season starts to come to a close.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-38, Wins-1, Top 5’s- 8, Top-10’s- 13

ON TAP: Becker’s next event is TBD.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, or become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

 

 

SCCT season wraps up on Saturday at the Stockton Dirt Track

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA…What started in March will officially conclude this Saturday as the Sprint Car Challenge Tour caps its season by taking part in the 39th “Tribute to Gary Patterson” at the Stockton Dirt Track.

The can’t miss event showcases the first “Nor*Cal Triple Crown” where three traveling series champions will be minted in the unique Stockton Dirt Track victory corral. Along with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, the NARC 410 Sprint Cars and Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will also crown titlists at the Tribute to Gary Patterson.

“We’re excited to have the SCCT Sprinters as part of the Nor*Cal Triple Crown,” commented Stockton Promoter Tony Noceti. “It’s been a ritual to crown the SCCT and NARC champions at the Tribute to Gary Patterson each season. We felt that adding in the Hunt Tour makes it a perfect trifecta. We had tried to do the Friday race but with traffic and work it was just too hard to pull off. So, we look forward to hosting an action-packed show for one night only on November 5th.”

Thanks to unclaimed money from the season-long https://shopkylelarson.com/ Bonus, this Saturday’s SCCT feature will dish out $3,500-to-win; $2,500-for-second; $1,500-for-third; $1,100-for-fourth; $1,000-for-fifth and is a guaranteed $500-to-start the 24-car field.

Going into the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards finale it’s Auburn’s Andy Forsberg who sits atop the standings by 36-markers. In the two SCCT appearances at the Stockton Dirt Track he has experienced both ends of the spectrum, finishing an impressive runner up in May and then 23rd in July. If Forsberg can bring home the title, it would mark number 26 in his storied career.

Modesto’s Tony Gomes is still within striking distance and will be gunning for a strong run to wrestle the championship away from the veteran. Gomes has tallied finishes of sixth and eighth respectively in the Stockton outings thus far. Both title contenders have scored one win on the season and adding another this Saturday would be extremely beneficial to their chances.

Stockton Dirt Track winner in May, Ryan Robinson, recent Trophy Cup champion Shane Golobic and Rio Linda’s Isaiah Vasquez rank third through fifth going into the SCCT season finale. Golobic leads the way with three Sprint Car Challenge Tour victories this year and is the defending winner of the Tribute to Gary Patterson. Completing the top-10 going into Saturday are Dylan Bloomfield, Landon Brooks, Gauge Garcia, Michael Faccinto and Justin Sanders.

Known as the “Dancing Phantom from Stockton,” the “Preacher,” the “Hostile Hippie” or just simply “GP,” Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured several major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.

Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. This year marks the 10th season in a row that we’ve paid honor to Patterson in Stockton.

Pit Gate opens at 1pm this Saturday November 5th. At the same time a Show and Shine Car Show with Live Music by Steel Glass will occur. Admission and Main Gates 3pm.

Admission prices at the gate on race day
$30 Ages 5+
Kids 4 & Under FREE

$25 discount presale tickets available online only. Tickets can purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nov-5th-triple-crown-championship-finales-at-the-stockton-dirt-track-tickets-431216950507

The drivers meeting will be held around 3:30pm, with track packing shortly after. Hot laps, Bianchi Farms qualifying, and heat races will follow. There is no sound rule for this Saturday’s event.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a 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

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour would like to thank Elk Grove Ford, Abreu Vineyards, Hoosier Racing Tires, Flo Racing, Shop Kyle Larson, Pit Stop USA, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, A.R.T. Speed Equipment, Bianchi Farms, D&D Roofing, Garth Moore Insurance and Financial Services, Quick Time Energy and Mortgage and High Sierra Industries for their support this season.
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.

 

 

FACTS ON THE 26TH ANNIVERSARY HEIMARK ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS

(Perris, CA, October 31, 2022) Facts on the 26th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway

EVENT: 26th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals WHERE: "The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing," Perris Auto Speedway on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571) TRACK: 1/2-mile clay oval. WHEN: Thursday, November 3, Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5. FORMAT: Qualifying, heats, preliminary, and A Mains each night. PRACTICE: Free for fans in the grandstands at 5:00 PM Wednesday, November 2. $2.00 pizza, beer, and soft drinks. WHO: The Amsoil USAC CRA & National Sprint Cars SANCTIONING BODY: United States Auto Club (USAC) TIMES: Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM each day with racing at 7:00. PURSE: $118,270.00. $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start the A mains on Thursday and Friday. $20,000.00 to win and $1,000.00 to start the A main on Saturday. Link for the purse http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/2022/22ovalpurse.pdf RAY SCHEETZ MECHANIC OF THE RACE AWARD: Named after the legendary crew chief who had 10 sprint car championships and 155 race wins. DEAN THOMPSON HIGH POINTS AWARD: Named after the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer. The award goes to the driver who accumulates the most points in the preliminary nights. BILL AND EVELYN PRATT MAIN EVENTS: Named after longtime car owners and officials Bill and Evelyn Pratt. Thursday’s main will be the “Bill Pratt Main Event” and Friday’s main will be the “Evelyn Pratt Main Event.” BUBBY JONES RACING MASTER OF GOING FASTER SERIES: Saturday will be the final of the “Bubby Jones Master of Going Faster” 10-race series. TICKETS: Advance tickets are available by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online at: https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7. There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window all three nights. We will not sell out. ENTRIES: As this piece went to press 41 cars(seven more than this time last year) from five states have pre-entered (complete entry list below). DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, Alabama PAST CHAMPION PRE ENTERED: C.J. Leary (2019), Kevin Thomas Jr, (2017, 2018, 2021), and Damion Gardner (2009, 2011, 2016). Complete list of past winners below. CAMPING ON THE FAIRGROUNDS: $25.00 per night on the grassy area outside of turn four. The campground opens at noon on Wednesday, November 6. TRACK PHONE NUMBER: (951) 940-0134 TRACK WEBSITE: http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/ TRACK SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: Perris Auto Speedway; Twitter: perrisautospdwy; Instagram: perrisautospeedway

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Oval Nationals Winners

1996 – Jimmy Sills

1997 – Rip Williams

1998 – Rodney Argo

1999 – Rickie Gaunt

2000 – Tony Jones

2001 – Bud Kaeding

2002 – Bud Kaeding

2003 – Cory Kruseman

2004 – Cory Kruseman

2005 – Dave Darland

2006 – Dave Darland

2007 – Bud Kaeding

2008 – Jesse Hockett

2009 – Damion Gardner

2010 – Chris Windom

2011 – Damion Gardner

2012 – Mike Spencer

2013 – Dave Darland

2014 – Robert Ballou

2015 – Bryan Clauson

2016 – Damion Gardner

2017 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

2018 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

2019 – C.J. Leary

2220 – No Race

2021 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

26th Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals Early Entry List (as of October 31)

1 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

1J Jake Neal Omaha, NB Brian Kracht

1$ Nate Schank Santa Rosa, CA Nate Schank

2 Austin Williams Corona, CA Austin Williams

4 Justin Grant Ion, CA Topp Motorsports

4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Gansen Motorsports

5 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Tim Mihocko

5W Logan Williams Yorba Linda, CA John & Tammy McCarthy

5T Dan Taylor Reilly, OH Dan Taylor

5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier

6 Logan Calderwood Goodyear, AZ Logan Calderwood

8M Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Jason May

12 Danny Sheridan Santa Maria, CA Robbie & Gaye Allen

12 Robert Ballou Rocklin, CA Ballou Motorsports

14 Jaden Rogers Worthington, OH Jeremy Ottinger

15 Chris Bonneau Peoria, AZ Chris Bonneau

17GP Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Michael Dutcher Motorsports

19AZ Mitchell Moles Rasin City, CA Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports

21 AJ Bender Ramona, CA Richard Bender

21AZ Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA REP Group

22AZ Jason McDougal Broken Arrow, OK REP Group

28M Matt McCarthy Riverside, CA John & Tammy McCarthy

33M Matt Westfall Pleasant Hills, OH Ray Marshall Motorsports

34 Sterling Cling Tempe, AZ Sterling Cling

39E Kyle Edwards Fountain Valley, CA Gordon Edwards

39T Troy DeGaton Live Oak, CA Troy DeGaton

41 Ricky Lewis Camarillo, CA Stensland Hally Motorsports

42 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA Cheney Racing

44 Cody Williams Norco, CA Cody Williams

47 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.

47BC Emerson Axsom Franklin, IN Clauson/Marshal Racing

51 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Ricky Johnson

51T Eddie Tafoya Jr. Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya Sr.

69 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Dynamics, Inc.

71 Brent Owens Rancho Cucamonga, CA Martin Russell

72 Austin Grabowski Riverside, CA Austin Grabowski

72 Gary Marshall Jr. Pomona, CA John Bellegante

74 Shane Sexton Warner Springs, CA Shane Sexton

77 C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Michael Motorsports

91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA Brody Roa Performance

98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy

There will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window on all three nights of the race. For fans who wish, advance tickets are available online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. In addition, there will a practice session for Oval Nationals-only cars on Wednesday, November 2nd that will be free for fans in the grandstands.

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

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

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

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.

 

Tony Stewart Store to launch holiday season with A Week’s Worth of Christmas beginning Friday, November 25
ByTyler Altmeyer
Nov 1, 2022

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 1, 2022) – As tradition has it, Tony Stewart Store, the official online apparel home to everything Tony Stewart including Tony Stewart Racing, Eldora Speedway, All Star Circuit of Champions, and TSR Nitro, will blast into the holiday season with an array of online shopping specials, all of which kicking off at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 25. Dubbed A Week’s Worth of Christmas, the eight-day holiday shopping extravaganza will not only feature hard to beat shopping incentives, but while supplies last, a special gift on behalf of Tony Stewart Store will accompany each order.

Not only will Tony Stewart enthusiasts have the chance to save big bucks during A Week’s Worth of Christmas, but all of their bases will be covered, as each day will feature sales and incentives directed toward a specific entity within the Tony Stewart Store. Fans can expect to see merchandise sales featuring, but not limited to, Eldora Speedway, All Star Circuit of Champions, Leah Pruett, Matt Hagan, Tony Stewart Racing, and Tony Stewart Nitro. In addition, shoppers can expect to see extra incentives during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, all of which concluding with a surprise sale on Friday, December 2.

As mentioned, A Week’s Worth of Christmas will begin officially at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 25. Each day’s sale and/or shopping incentive will continue for 24 hours with the next day’s sale and/or shopping incentive activating at 10 a.m. Those wanting to keep a close eye on Tony Stewart Store’s A Week’s Worth of Christmas should follow along online at www.tonystewartstore.com, as well as on social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


 

 

Justin Whittall highlights year with breakout performances and victory; Full steam ahead for 2023
ByTyler Altmeyer
Nov 1, 2022

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (November 1, 2022) – Despite capping the 2022 season earlier than expected, forced to end his campaign as the result of a bruised lung which appeared following an incident during Williams Grove Speedway’s annual National Open on Saturday, October 22, Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall will head into the off-season with a full head of steam, aiming to continue a trend of success that was highlighted with a recent victory at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace.”

Whittall, ace of his family owned and operated JW Motorsports, JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, No. 67 sprint car, earned his first-ever Port Royal triumph on Friday, October 14. A $6,000 score in the track’s final 410 sprint car event, Whittall’s accomplishment was on the tail end of a long stretch of premium performances, one of which a fourth-place outcome during World of Outlaws competition at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, October 7. The near-podium result, his best-ever against the Greatest Show On Dirt, helped the Pennsylvania Posse sweep the top four spots in the final A-Main rundown.

Additionally, Whittall finished fourth during Port Royal’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, September 10, and just like his World of Outlaws accomplishment, the near-podium result was a best-ever against the Series. Impressive enough, in just eight feature starts with the traveling All Stars in 2022, Whittall finished within the top-ten on five occasions.

Justin Whittall’s Port Royal Speedway victory bumps his Pennsylvania Posse win tally to two, acquiring his first during a start at the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway on June 4, 2021.

“It’s been an incredible season, especially the second half of the year. I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish what I did without my family, my team, and of course, our dedicated partners. We have a slight disadvantage making the commute from New Jersey on a weekly basis to compete in Central Pennsylvania, but we do it for a reason, and it’s beginning to pay off,” said Justin Whittall. “We wanted to have the opportunity to race at Bridgeport this past weekend, but things just didn’t work out in our favor. We decided it was better for me to relax and heal, and head into the off-season with momentum.

“I’m excited to see what the future holds for this team. We’ve proven to ourselves that we can compete with anyone…now we just have to build on that.”

ON DECK:
Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will unveil a 2023 schedule in the coming months. Those interested should stay alert online, as well as on social media.

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

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2021 Highlights: Finished 12th during Bridgeport Speedway start on Tuesday, April 6. Finished third during the Open Wheel Madness event at Port Royal Speedway on April 24. Earned first-ever 410 sprint feature win during Williams Grove Speedway stop on Friday, June 4; $6,000 payday. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 12. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on August 21. Finished eighth in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial. Finished 21st in Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Finished tenth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Outlaws tune up on September 24. Finished eighth in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial National Open on September 25. Finished 11th in Port Royal’s Nittany Showdown finale featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

2021 Wins: 1 (Williams Grove Speedway | June 4)

2022 Highlights: Finished ninth in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30. Finished tenth in Port Royal Speedway’s 80th season opener on Sunday, March 6 (42 cars entered). Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, March 25-26; finished ninth at Williams Grove Speedway and fifth at Lincoln Speedway – Whittall’s first top-five of the year. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 2 – bettering his best performance of the season. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 16. Earned first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions top-ten finish during start at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23. Finished tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 24. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes during starts at Williams Grove Speedway (7th) and Port Royal Speedway (9th) on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. Qualified for Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup (WoO) on Saturday, May 14; finished 15th. Highlighted Memorial Day weekend with All Star Circuit of Champions feature starts during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial; finished ninth and 13th on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, respectively. Finished tenth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 3, and finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 4. Finished seventh and sixth, respectively, in visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 17-18. Finished fifth and sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race Twin 20’s event on July 30. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores, including a podium run, in starts at Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway, respectively, on September 3-4. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 on Saturday, September 10; best-ever finish against the All Star Circuit of Champions. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown opener featuring the World of Outlaws on Friday, October 7. Won first-ever Port Royal Speedway feature on Friday, October 14; a $6,000 victory.

2022 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway | $6,000 | October 14)

 

 

Wilson Bound for World of Outlaws World Finals This Week

Inside Line Promotions - BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (Nov. 1, 2022) - The 2022 season comes to a close this week for Greg Wilson.

The Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics and DNC Hydraulics backed driver leads the Seeling Motorsports No. 97 to North Carolina for the World of Outlaws World Finals, which runs Wednesday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord.

The sprint car competition is Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

"We always enjoy heading to Charlotte," Wilson said. "There will be a big group of the best racers in the country this weekend so it will take a strong performance to deliver a great result. Hopefully we can unload fast and be a contender."

Wilson captured a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win at the track in May 2016.

"It's always helpful to head to a track where you've won at before," he said. "It was the spring race we won and typically the track conditions are a little different in the fall. It really comes down to qualifying well and then going from there. If you don't put yourself in a good position it's nearly impossible to dig yourself out and be a contender."

Wilson has enjoyed success at the World of Outlaws World Finals, highlighted by a fifth-place performance in 2018.

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 4 wins, 9 top fives, 23 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals 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 - Hercules Tires

Hercules Tires is widely recognized as the industry's premier value brand with a comprehensive selection of passenger, UHP, light truck, medium truck, specialty trailer and specialty commercial tires. Since 1952, independent tire dealers and distributors have trusted Hercules to deliver outstanding quality, exceptional support and unsurpassed value. For more information, visit http://www.HerculesTire.com.

"Hercules Tires has been an essential part of Greg Wilson Racing for several years," Wilson said. "It has been a tremendous partnership as we've helped grow each other's brands and fan base, which is the ultimate goal of a marketing partner. We're grateful for the support of everyone at Hercules Tires and are looking forward to mutual success for years to come."

Wilson would also like to thank Hercules Tires, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Kinsler Fuel Injection, All Pro Cylinder, Magtech Ignition, Simpson Race Products, Banshee Graphics, Hepfner Racing Products, Nagy Equipment Sales, Winters Performance, Real Capz, Inter-State Truck Repair, Sandridge Customs, Sugar Street Bar & Grill, BRS Racing Shocks, Saldana Racing Products, Ultra-Shield Seats, Sharp Advantage, Smith Titanium, CJMM, Maverick's Portables, Greber Racing Components and Ti22 Performance for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Enter World of Outlaws World Finals Seeking First Career World of Outlaws Championship

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 1, 2022) - Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel is a contender for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship heading into the final event of the 2022 season.

Gravel has used a solid end of the summer and strong start to the fall to close to 16 points in the championship standings entering the World of Outlaws World Finals, which features sprint car races this Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

"I'd say the pressure is on him," Gravel said of the points leader. "We had an outside chance and now we have a shot. It's been a good year since Knoxville and we'll keep it going."

Gravel has trimmed the points lead from 96 points to only 16 points in the last six races and he heads to a track where he has captured four of the last six World of Outlaws World Finals main events. Gravel owns five career World of Outlaws wins at the oval.

"It's a track where I get qualified good at," he said. "You have to have good race cars to win. Putting yourself in position and having good cars is the key to being there at the end of the night.

"We're just going to have to qualify good and get in the dash all three nights. If we win a race or two that will make the job a lot easier."

SEASON STATS -

69 races, 7 wins, 40 top fives, 61 top 10s, 66 top 15s, 68 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

TICKET LINK -

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


 

MUST SEE RACING ANNOUNCES 2023 SCHEDULE

October 31, 2022 – Holly, Michigan – Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro released its 2023 schedule today and it features several traditional dates and venues, as well as a return to Owosso Speedway, which hasn’t been on the schedule in several seasons.

This year’s schedule features nine point paying events along with a June 16 TBA date. The Meridian (ID) Speedway’s September 22-23 Pink Lady Classic also returns for the third consecutive season as a special promotional sanctioned non-points event.

One interesting aspect of the 2023 schedule is limited travel for the MSR teams. All but two of the points events will be contested in the state of Michigan. This is by design due to the uncertainty of the economy, and escalating gas prices. Historically the series has opened the season or held its finale at a southern venue. This will not be the case in 2023. The season will kick off May 20 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan and conclude September 2 at Owosso Speedway in Ovid, Michigan.

“Following an ongoing co-operative effort with other open wheel series, all of us at the Engine Pro Must See Racing Series are excited to announce an early release of the 2023 MSR Schedule of Events” explained MSR president Jim Hanks.

“Importantly, it best fits the difficult race team travel challenges, enhances quality car count, and presents first class racing entertainment for the fans at many of the finest, fan friendly, and well managed track facilities in this country.

We will soon announce our growing MSR Midwest Lights Series schedule, our eight-year SPEED SPORT, with popular announcer Ralph Sheheen, national television programming partnership schedule, plus new and exciting event formats, purses, and point fund.”

One noticeable change to the recently announced MSR schedule is the venue for the 3rd annual American Speed U.S. Nationals over Labor Day Weekend. The popular event has been contested at Kalamazoo Speedway the past two seasons but now finds a new home at Birch Run Speedway May 26-27.

Other highlights of the schedule include additional dates at Owosso, Berlin, and Birch Run Speedways. The series will return to Rockford Speedway in Rockford, Illinois over July 4th weekend with a July 1 date. The series was greeted by a huge crowd when it returned to Rockford last season after a short absence.

The second annual Bob Frey Classic will return to the schedule August 19 when the series makes its only appearance at Lorain Raceway Park in S. Amherst, Ohio. The event will also feature the annual Jerry Caryer Memorial as part of the event in honor of MSR racer Jerry Caryer who passed way in 2020.

MSR president Hanks indicated there could be an additional dates announced in the coming months. The series will also announce details of its 2023 Speed Sport / MAVTV television package later.

The series will kick off its thirteenth consecutive season in 2023. Charlie Schultz was crowned the most recent series champion that boasts an impressive list of past champions that include Troy DeCaire, Jo Jo Helberg, Brian Gerster, Jimmy McCune, and Anthony McCune.

For info on Must See Racing please visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

Danny Dietrich caps October slate with top-five in SprintOberfest finale
ByTyler Altmeyer
Oct 31, 2022

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 31, 2022) – Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing spent their Halloween weekend in the Garden State, and although the recently crowned Williams Grove Speedway champions were unable to continue their winning ways with a triumph in New Jersey, they displayed consistency, capping Bridgeport Speedway’s SprintOberfest on October 29-30 with back-to-back top-ten finishes.

Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, finished seventh and fifth in his Bridgeport Speedway invasion, simultaneously increasing his season’s top-ten count to a staggering 68, 52 of which are top-fives with 14 victories along the way.

In Sunday’s $15,000-to-win finale, Dietrich started near mid-pack and advanced rapidly, battling his way to the runner-up spot briefly before losing the position to Kyle Reinhardt; Dietrich faded to fifth.

Certainly no stranger to success at Bridgeport, Dietrich is a prior winner at the facility, earning a World of Outlaws victory in 2019.

“It was a solid trip to Bridgeport. Obviously our objective is to win or put ourselves in a position to win every race, but to maintain consistency is just as important. Can’t thank Gary Kauffman enough for allowing us the opportunity to race a long and dedicated schedule,” Dietrich said, who attained his most recent victory in Lincoln Speedway’s Night of Champions in mid-October. “We don’t have a lot left on our plate, so we’ll enjoy these next few weeks and roll into the off-season with momentum.”

ON DECK:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will conclude their 2022 campaign with BAPS Motor Speedway’s Final Showdown on Saturday, November 12.

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 Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2022 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 52
Top-10s: 68
Wins: 14

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 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Wins: 6 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15) (Selinsgrove Speedway | 75th Anniversary Race: 7/20) (BAPS Motor Speedway | All Stars: 8/29) (Port Royal Speedway | Labor Day Classic: 9/6) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 9/16)

2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday, February 14. Finished fourth (from tenth) in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in starts at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6 (finished fourth in each start). Secured three top-ten finishes in three tries on March 18-20; eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on March 18, third at Lincoln Speedway on March 19, and hard-charged from 17th to finish fourth at Port Royal Speedway on March 20. Earned first victory of 2022 during Lincoln Speedway visit on March 26; started tenth and took the lead in 16 laps. Won second feature of season at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 2; charged ahead from tenth. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway’s $6,900-to-win Weldon Sterner Memorial Spring Championship on Saturday, April 9. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 15. Won third Lincoln Speedway feature of 2022 on April 16; started eighth. Highlighted weekend with third-place finish during All Star competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23. Hard charged to finish seventh in Port Royal Speedway’s Keith Kauffman Classic on Saturday, April 24; he started 21st. Rallied from 17th to second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 29. Won fourth Lincoln Speedway victory of 2022 season on Saturday, April 30; started eighth. Finished eighth from 18th in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 11. Finished 11th from 24th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup finale (WoO) on Saturday, May 14. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21; finished third and fifth, respectively. Finished third at Selinsgrove Speedway on Thursday, May 26. Finished third and ninth during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29. Earned back-to-back victories at Williams Grove Speedway ($5,500) and Lincoln Speedway ($19,000 – Steve Smith Tribute) on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway on Sunday, June 5. Capped Ohio Sprint Speedweek (All Star Circuit of Champions) with a pair of victories, Attica Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park, and finished third in the final standings. Capped Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes and four top-five finishes; won Speedweek finale at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, July 3. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway (from 16th) on Friday, July 8. Finished second with World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway (7/20) and Williams Grove Speedway (7/23). Earned tenth victory of the season during BAPS Motor Speedway’s Kevin Gobrecht Classic on Sunday, July 24. Earned 11th victory of 2022 season during Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race on Saturday, July 30 (second feature of two). Finished fourth (from 12th) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 6. Finished second with All Stars at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, on Friday, August 19. Finished sixth with All Stars at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, on Saturday, August 20. Swept Williams Grove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s for $4,000 each. Finished fourth at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway on August 24. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Kramer Klash on August 27. Earned three consecutive podium finishes in starts at Williams Grove Speedway (2nd), Port Royal Speedway (2nd), and Selinsgrove Speedway (3rd) on September 2-4. Finished third in Port Royal Speedway’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 on Saturday, September 10. Finished fifth in BAPS Motor Speedway’s Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 15. Finished fifth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 16. Finished third in Williams Grove Speedway’s Outlaw Tuneup on September 23. Finished second in Selinsgrove Speedway’s National Open on September 24. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Brian Montieth Classic on Thursday, October 6. Finished sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown finale, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, on Saturday, October 8. Scored 14th victory of 2022 in Lincoln Speedway’s Night of Champions on Saturday, October 15. Charged from 19th to eighth in Williams Grove Speedway’s National Open; simultaneously locked up 2022 Williams Grove Speedway track title. Finished seventh and fifth in Bridgeport Speedway’s two-day Sprintoberfest on Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30.

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)

 

 

Westfall and RMM find success in Cocopah’s Western World Championships

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (October 31, 2022) – It was a long haul to the Grand Canyon State for Pleasant Hill, Ohio’s Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports, but the decision to venture west and join USAC for the annual Western World Championships at Cocopah Speedway certainly paid off, capping their Halloween weekend with not only a pair of respectable finishes, but scoring a podium run in the process. For Westfall, the podium run – a third-place finish on Friday, October 28 – was his best USAC National Sprint Cars result in a decade, earning his last podium outcome at Eldora Speedway in April 2012.

Overall, Westfall’s Friday night performance was almost perfect, kicking things off with the eighth-fastest qualifying time, racing on to finish third in his respective heat race. The six-time winner in 2022, and 2021 BOSS Series champion, went on to start from the pole.

The following evening in the $10,000-to-win Western World Championships finale, Westfall finished 11th, the product of an impressive rally from 22nd on the grid. The 11-position charge was good enough to secure a third-place finish in the weekend’s passing master standings. Westfall also earned the weekend’s GSP Quality Driving Performance contingency award.

“Overall, a great weekend for Ray Marshall Motorsports. We’re really rolling right now and it feels good to be in the hunt every single night. I certainly can’t thank Ray Marshall enough for this opportunity. We’re having a great time,” Westfall said, driver of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M Bumblebee Express. “We’re excited to visit Perris Auto. Hopefully we can cap this West Coast visit on another high note.”

ON DECK: Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2022 campaign with a USAC National Sprint Cars tripleheader at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California, on Thursday through Saturday, November 3-5. Dubbed the Oval Nationals, the three-day spectacle will conclude with a $20,000-to-win main event on Saturday. The event will also conclude the 2022 USAC National Sprint Cars schedule.

SPECIAL THANKS: Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink.

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com. Watch each and every Xtreme Outlaw event live at www.dirtvision.com. Watch each and every BOSS Series event live at www.thecushion.com

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

STATS: 2020 Wins: 4 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 29) (I-96 Speedway – BOSS – September 25) (I-96 Speedway – GLTS – October 9)

2021 Wins: 2 (Kokomo Speedway – April 9) (Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – July 24 – BOSS Series)

2021 Championships: Buckeye Outlaws Sprint Series (BOSS)

2022 Highlights: Highlighted Florida trip with back-to-back 13th-place finishes during USAC competition at Bubba Raceway Park. Rallied from 12th to finish fourth in Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series start at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Finished 11th with USAC National Sprints at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday, April 16. Finished second in BOSS Series opener at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana, on Saturday, April 23. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes with the USAC National Sprint Cars at Lakeside Speedway and I-70 Motorsports Park on Thursday and Saturday, May 12 and 14; finished sixth and tenth, respectively. Finished second in open non-wing event at Circle City Raceway on Sunday, May 15. Finished 13th in $10,000-to-win Tony Hulman Classic at Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday, May 22. Finished second from 11th during BOSS Series start at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 28. Earned first victory of 2022 in I-96 Speedway’s Full Throttle Sprint Car Nationals opener on Friday, June 3. Finished fourth in Full Throttle Nationals finale on Saturday, June 4. Finished second during Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series action at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri, on Saturday, June 11. Highlighted USAC’s Eastern Storm with three top-ten scores; ninth at Bridgeport Speedway, fifth at Williams Grove Speedway, and sixth at Port Royal Speedway. Finished fourth twice in St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25. Earned second BOSS Series victory of 2022 during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, July 3. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s USAC Nationals on Friday, July 8, and Sunday, July 10. Highlighted Indiana Sprint Week with a top-ten finish (sixth) at Circle City Raceway. Finished second in Indiana Sprint Week Passing Master standings. Earned Gas City I-69 Speedway victory on Friday, August 12. Earned third BOSS Series victory of 2022 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, August 13. Finished seventh with Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Friday, September 9. Finished fifth during USAC start at Circle City Raceway on Friday, September 16. Finished eighth during Eldora’s 4-Crown Nationals on Saturday, September 24. Finished third and eighth during BOSS Series starts at Latrobe Speedway and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 7-8. Swept Gas City’s two-day Fall Festival of Speed of Friday and Saturday, October 21-22. Finished third and 11th during Cocopah Speedway’s Western World Championships on Friday and Saturday, October 28-29. The third-place performance was Westfall’s best with USAC since April 2012.

2022 Wins: 6 (I-96 Speedway | June 3rd | BOSS Series), (Waynesfield Raceway Park | July 3 | BOSS Series), (Gas City I-69 Speedway | August 12), (Fremont Speedway | August 13 | BOSS Series) (Gas City I-69 Speedway | Fall Festival of Speed | October 21) (Gas City I-69 Speedway | Fall Festival of Speed | October 22)

 

 

POWRi to Bring Back “Battle at the Center” at DuQuoin on December 17th
Belleville, IL. (10/31/22) Returning to fashionable fanfare at the speedy one-sixth-mini-magic-mile, the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League will resurrect the premier indoor forty-lap main event on Saturday, December 17th in the DuQuoin Southern Illinois Center.

Expected to draw a “who’s-who entry list” of Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League open-wheel talents to the Southern Illinois Center located on the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds for this one-day spectacle of indoor-wintertime speed. Previous victors within POWRi include Joey Saldana(2014), Tony Stewart(2012), Bryan Clauson(2011), and Casey Shuman(2010) in the returning prestigious event, with mother nature spoiling the fun in 2013.

Registrations are open and available at www.powri.com by clicking on the “Battle at the Center” logo on the left side of the webpage or at https://www.myracepass.com/series/1572/registrations/6619?fbclid=IwAR0nrvSHMhjzM6l2nRUZO681rW-QZBAsCphRMOh2237niK7HbOQEItoX1Oc with a registration fee of $50 before December 1st; Entries received after December 1st will be $100.

Tickets are available for purchase at https://www.myracepass.com/events/433263/tickets/?fbclid=IwAR0adM8AdhbfITG0fzXiYiV1uij09DMgU0Kd4EFQFnLpjuAY5oKuJDpiwx0.

Friday, December 16 | Battle at the Center – DuQuoin Indoor Center Parking Details:
Pit Parking: 12:00 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 17 | Battle at the Center – DuQuoin Indoor Center Driver Details:
Pits Open: 8:00 AM

General Admission: 3:00 PM
Driver Registration: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Driver's Meeting: 4:30 PM
Hot Laps 5:00 PM
Racing to Follow.

Saturday, December 17 | Battle at the Center – DuQuoin Indoor Center Pricing:
General Admission:
Adults: $25.00
Children Under 12: FREE

Saturday, December 17 | Battle at the Center – DuQuoin Indoor Center Payout:
National & West Midgets: 1. $5000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $800, 5. $700, 6. $600, 7. $575, 8. $550, 9. $525, 10. $500, 11. $475, 12. $450, 13. $425, 14. $400, 15. $375, 16. $350, 17. $325, 18-22: $300.

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

 

 

MATT McCARTHY AND LOGAN WILLIAMS IN WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT COCOPAH SPEEDWAY

(Ontario, CA, October 27, 2022) After a two-week break to get the cars prepared for the final two events of the 2022 racing season, Flowdynamics drivers Matt McCarthy and Logan Williams will be in action this Friday and Saturday, October 28th and 29th, in the 55th Annual Chapman Chevrolet of Yuma Western World Championships Presented by Yuma Insurance and Avanti at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway.

With just five races to go in the 2022 USAC/CRA campaign, Williams is fighting to get into the top five in the championship point standings and McCarthy is hoping to advance forward from 10th. For the majority of the season, Williams was fifth in points. However, some bad luck in recent races has seen him drop back to 6th. Coming off the last race at the Mojave Valley Raceway on October 8th, Williams is a mere three points out of fifth. Trailing him in 7th and only 38 points behind is his oldest brother, Cody. His other brother, Austin, is currently 3rd. That gives the family three drivers in the top ten in series points.

For Riverside, California-based McCarthy, he has been in ninth or 10th in the standings for most of the season. The affable racer enters this weekend in 10th and is 45-points out of ninth. He will need to be locked in for the remaining races not only to catch the racer in ninth but to fend off the driver in 11th who comes into this Friday only 32-points behind McCarthy.

The series last appeared at Cocopah for the first three races of the 2022 campaign. Yorba Linda, California resident Williams, the youngest of the three Williams brothers who race in the series and the son of National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Rip Williams, was on his game. The #5W driver left the Somerton, Arizona track with two sixth-place finishes and a seventh. McCarthy’s best finish of the opening weekend was a 14th. However, that number is a bit misleading. After starting 10th and slipping back to 16th at the season opener, he was coming on like gangbusters and passed five cars in three laps. He was clearly one of the fastest cars on the track, but a lap 16 flip knocked him out of the race.

At the series’ last race at Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway on October 8th, McCarthy steered his #28M to the 13th fastest time in qualifying and finished second in his 10-lap heat race. In the 30-lap main, he started in the 12th position and came home 10th.

Williams’ box score for the Mohave race saw him qualify 21st, and finish third, directly behind McCarthy in their heat. He started 19th in the main event and ended up finishing 16th.

All of the action at Cocopah will kick off with the first race of the two nights at 7:00 p.m. on Friday. For fans who wish to attend, the track is located at 3450 W County 15th St. in Somerton, Arizona. Reserved tickets are $40.00. General admission is $35.00 and pit passes are $45.00. They are on sale now, along with VIP Camping spots, on the track website www.racecocopahspeedway.com. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. each night with racing at 7:00. The office phone number is (602) 292-7607.

After this weekend, the Ontario, California-based team will wrap up its 2022 campaign on November 3rd, 4th, and 5th at the 26 annual Heimark Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway.

Even though the end of the 2022 season is nearly over, the hard work for 2023 will begin almost immediately. The team will be tearing down the cars, going over them, and making any repairs and adjustments needed. They will also be ordering parts and discussing the possibility of marketing opportunities for 2023. If you or your company would like to be a part of one of the West coast’s most prominent Sprint car teams for the upcoming season, please contact John McCarthy at 909 930-5522 or mailto:john@flodyinc.com

When you are at a race that the Flowdynamics drivers are competing in, be sure to head down to the pits to meet McCarthy and Williams and pick up one of their fine-looking team shirts.

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2022 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., JFK Design Build, Cal Therm Mechanical Insulators, CRC Component Repair Co., Encore Gas and Supply, Drink-Pac, and Benic Enterprises.

Matt McCarthy 2022 Results

1/27/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

1/28/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

1/29/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 14th A Main

3/26/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

4/1/22 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

4/2/22 Tulare Thunderbowl USAC/CRA 18th A Main

4/23/22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

4/30/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

5/14/22 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

5/28/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

6/11/22 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

6/25/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

8/6/22 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 18th A Main

8-20-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

9-17-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 12th A Main

10-8-22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

Logan Williams 2022 Results

1/27/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

1/28/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

1/29/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

3/26/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

4/1/22 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

4/2/22 Tulare Thunderbowl USAC/CRA 12th A Main

4/23/22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

4/30/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

5/14/22 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

5/28/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

6/11/22 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

6/25/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 5th A Main

8/6/22 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

8-20-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

9-17-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

10-8-22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. Contact is available at (909) 226-7768 or via email at mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com.

 

 

Triple Crown Championship Night converges at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 5th

Stockton, CA…On Saturday November 5th in Stockton for the first time ever, Northern California will crown three of its premier traveling Sprint Car series’ champions on the same night, at the same track. The much-anticipated show features the inaugural “Nor*Cal Triple Crown” where three traveling champions will be minted in the unique Stockton Dirt Track victory circle, where fans are invited to gather around and enjoy the ceremonies.

The NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Cars, the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards and the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour will all crown titlists at the Tribute to Gary Patterson.

“We’re excited to host the first Nor*Cal Triple Crown,” commented Stockton Promoter Tony Noceti. “It’s been a tradition to crown the SCCT and NARC champions at the Tribute to Gary Patterson each season. We felt that adding in the Hunt Tour makes it a perfect trifecta. We had tried to do the Friday show but with traffic and work it was just too hard to pull off. So, we look forward to hosting an action-packed show for one night only on November 5th.”

Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi brings the NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series point lead into the Saturday November 5th spectacle. The popular driver looks to wrap up his second consecutive Northern Auto Racing Club title in style at the Stockton Dirt Track.

Auburn’s Andy Forsberg brings a 36-point lead over Tony Gomes into the final Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards point race. If Forsberg can win the title, it would mark his 25th career championship in Northern California.

Fair Oak’s competitor Jake Morgan sits atop the Joe Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Car Tour standings heading into the Tribute to Gary Patterson. Morgan has been a dominant force with the Hunt Tour in recent years.

The drivers meeting will be held around 3:30pm on November 5th, with track packing shortly after. Hot laps, Qualifying and Racing will follow. There is no sound rule for the event.

Known as the “Dancing Phantom from Stockton,” the “Preacher,” the “Hostile Hippie” or just simply “GP,” Gary Patterson was one of the most colorful characters of his time and captured several major wins in his career, including the Gold Cup Race of Champions, the Super Dirt Cup in Washington and the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ascot Park among others.

Patterson lost his life in a Sprint Car crash at Calistoga Speedway on Memorial Day weekend 1983 and an event in his memory has been held every year since. “GP” moved to Stockton, California in 1957 and began his career at the Stockton 99 Speedway. This year marks the 10th season in a row that we’ve paid honor to Patterson in Stockton.

Pit Gate opens at 1pm on Saturday November 5th. At the same time a Show and Shine Car Show with Live Music by Steel Glass will occur. Admission and Main Gates 3pm.

Admission prices at the gate on race day $30 Ages 5+ Kids 4 & Under FREE

$25 discount presale tickets available online only. Tickets can purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nov-5th-triple-crown-championship-finales-at-the-stockton-dirt-track-tickets-431216950507

The Stockton Dirt Track is a 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

 

 

Kyle Reinhardt Posts Top Five Finish at BAPS Motor Speedway By mraddicted2dirt on Oct 28, 2022 02:05 pm

Home State Racing at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in NJ on Tap This Weekend

Mechanicsburg, PA – October 28, 2022

Kyle Reinhardt wrapped up his second All Star Circuit of Champions season two weeks ago with a podium finish to solidify an 8th place finish in the series’ points. Following a weekend off for himself and the team, the Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers / Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants / J&J Auto Racing No.91 was back in action twice this past weekend.

Friday night Reinhardt put a successful run in the books at BAPS Motor Speedway, then headed to Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday night for the rescheduled $75,000-to-win Champion Racing Oil National Open, sanctioned by the World of Outlaws.

October 21: The Night Before / BAPS Motor Speedway / York Haven, PA [27 cars, Qualifying 5th, Heat 5th (5), A-main5th (15)]

Originally scheduled to race 410 sprint cars on Saturday night, BAPS Motor Speedway moved their event to Friday night and dubbed it ‘The Night Before’, in reference to the National Open that had been rescheduled to the October 22nd date as the result of an October 1st rainout.

The 27 cars on hand were split into three groups for qualifying and heat races to set the field for the 30-lap main event. In some very close competition under the clock, Reinhardt timed 5th quick in group 3, just 0.005 seconds behind 4th fastest Dylan Norris.

Reinhardt started and finished 5th in an uneventful 10-lap heat race number three, which put him 15th on the starting grid for the $6,000-to-win A-main.

The Neptune City, NJ native wasted no time charging inside the top ten by lap five, then chipped away to reach 8th by the halfway point. Reinhardt was still holding down the 8th spot with four laps to go.

Things got wild on a restart with three laps remaining. Contact between two cars near the front of the field caused a multi-car incident which nearly collected Reinhardt. After initial impact caused the front end of his No.91 to point skyward, he was somehow able to gather it up, keep it out of the wall, and skirt the melee on the high side.

Reinhardt restarted 6th following the incident and was able to grab 5th to record the top five finish.

October 22: National Open / Williams Grove Speedway / Mechanicsburg, PA [44 cars, Qualifying 11th in Group B, Heat 5th (6), B-main 2nd (6)]

The following night, fans and teams finally gathered at Williams Grove Speedway after a three week wait for night number two of the lucrative National Open.

The World of Outlaw sanctioned event used two qualifying flights and four heat races, followed by a C-main and B-main, to set the field for the $75,000-to-win event.

Reinhardt registered the 11th best lap in Group B qualifying, lining him up 6th in heat number three. The top five finishers would transfer directly to the night’s finale.

After jumping into the 5th and final transfer spot on the opening lap, Logan Schuchart slipped by off turn two a lap later, dropping Reinhardt to 6th. One lap later, Kyle charged under Schuchart’s No.1s as the pair dove into turn three1. Reinhardt powered off turn four with the advantage, taking back the transfer spot.

A restart at the halfway point didn’t work in Reinhardt’s favor. Schuchart was able to wrestle the spot away again. Reinhardt finished 6th, relegating the Capitol Renegade team to the B-main for a final shot at making the show.

Reinhardt started on the outside of the front row in the 12-lap B-main and needed to secure a top four finish to put himself in the 40-lap A-main. Dylan Norris slipped by on the opening lap, dropping Reinhardt to 3rd.

A lap two caution and the ensuing double-file restart cost Reinhardt another spot when Matt Campbell got by. A hard-charging Corey Eliason then began to pressure Reinhardt for the final transfer spot. Ultimately both Eliason and Dylan Cisney found their way past the Capitol Renegade No.91, putting an end to Reinhardt’s night with a 6th place finish.

“I’m happy with our performance at BAPS (Motor Speedway). We kept it on track to a top five. We have racked up several of those the last few weeks, so we’ve got things going the right direction.“, Reinhardt commented. “A few slip ups at The Grove cost us a starting spot.“

“I’m excited for a weekend of 410 racing in NJ. It’s always good to get back home where we see a lot of family and friends.“

Up Next

The Capitol Renegade team will make the tow to Reinhardt’s home state of NJ to compete at Bridgeport Speedway in their ‘Sprinttoberfest’ event on Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30 in the 410 sprint division.

Season Stats

70 races, 0 wins, 8 top 5’s, 18 top 10’s, 34 top 15’s

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THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS!

RQM Enterprises would like to express their appreciation to all their partners for the continued support during the 2022 racing season!

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Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

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InTech Trailers

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WMR MAKES FINAL VENTURA RACEWAY STOP OF 2022 THIS SATURDAY

Watsonville, Calif. (October 28, 2022) – Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction makes its final 2022 Ventura stop on Saturday night. VRA Sprints, Sr. Sprints, Hobby Stocks, California Lightning Sprints, and kids divisions will also be competing on the dirt track by the Pacific Ocean. Saturday’s action is the 27th and penultimate round for the dirt Midget series.

The event kicks off a busy two-race stretch honoring some of the greats of dirt racing on the West Coast. Saturday’s Sr. Sprint race will feature the legendary Wally Pankratz making his final racing start. His daughter Randi, the 2019 WMR Ventura champion, returns to WMR as a teammate to 2019 overall WMR champion David Prickett of Fresno.

Western Midget Racing’s season finale is the $1500 to win Tribute to Billy Shuman on November 12 at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz.

Brentwood’s Blake Bower aims to close out back-to-back WMR championships in the best 12 finishes format, entering Saturday’s action with 11 victories in 2022. Bower’s teammate Bryant Bell of Oakley, Calif. continues to look for his first second win of the season on Saturday as well.

Drake Edwards of Surprise, Ariz. has darted around the tight confines of Ventura Raceway with two wins this year. Fellow Copper State driver AJ Hernandez of Phoenix is the highest point earner at the speedway this season bolstered by a race win. Edwards is second in Ventura points earned followed by Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse. Hawse is mired in a narrow battle to preserve third in the overall championship standings as well.

Moorpark’s Todd Hawse and Santa Cruz Logan Mitchell are also engaged in a close race for sixth in the standings. Mitchell aims to be the highest rookie in the WMR championship in 2022.

The top-ten in the championship are Bower, Cory Brown of Peoria, Ariz., Kyle Hawse, Bell, Nate Wait of Lodi, Todd Hawse, Mitchell, Edwards, Sage Bordenave of French Camp, Calif., and Chloe High of Goodyear, Ariz.

Teams who travel from more than 240 miles to compete will be eligible for a part of the $400 in road warrior money offered at each round this season.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Moto

 

 

Triple X Chassis/Moyle Racing Engines Sprint Car Drawing Friday, December 16!

Knoxville, IA, October 26, 2022 – The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, would like to wish everyone “good luck” on the upcoming drawing for the Triple X Chassis/Moyle Racing Engines Sprint Car to be given away Friday, December 16! You can watch the drawing live on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Facebook page beginning at 10:00 a.m. Central.

The raffle sprint car features a Triple X chassis and is powered by a Moyle Racing Engines 410 engine. The car is the fourteenth to be raffled off by the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, which receives all proceeds. The bi-annual program includes donations from sprint car manufacturers across the country.

Our lucky winner will pick up their prize at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa! Many other prizes will also be part of the drawing.

Many thanks to all the sponsors who helped with this car benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum…

Moyle Racing Engines, Triple X Chassis, All Pro Heads, Blackbeard Design, Diversified Machine Inc., Donovan, Dan Olson Racing Products, AllStar Performance, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, CSI Shocks, DeYoungInc.com, Shaver Racing Engines, AMSOIL, Rod End Supply, Dyer’s Top Rods, GS Products, Skagit Speedway, Barnes Systems, Inc., Crow Safety Gear, King Racing Products, Hoosier Racing Tire, Winter’s Rear Ends, Kinsler Fuel Injection, M&W Aluminum Products, MSD Ignition, Hepfner Racing Products, Skagit Powder Coating, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, PWR Advanced Cooling Technology, Ti22 Performance, Tel Tac Oval Track Pro, QuickCar Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Ultra Shield Race Products, Whitebread Racing Enterprises, Vahlco Wheels, GME Steerings, and MPI.

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!

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. READY FOR SEASON-ENDING COCOPAH AND PERRIS RACES – NEW SHIRTS AND HOODIES AVAILABLE

(Chino, CA, October 27, 2022) Eddie Tafoya Jr. will close his 2022 sprint car racing season with five races over the next 9 days in co-sanctioned shows with the Amsoil USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Cars. The first of the two shows will be this Friday and Saturday, October 28th and 29th, in the 55th Annual Chapman Chevrolet of Yuma Western World Championships Presented By Yuma Insurance and Avanti at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway. He will follow that up on November 3rd, 4th, and 5th in the 26th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals at Southern California’s Perris Auto Speedway.

All five of the season-ending races will be full points-paying shows for the USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Car Series. The National points are of no concern for Tafoya as up to this point, he has only contested three National races this year. However, the USAC/CRA points are vital. Heading into the show at Cocopah, which is located 14 miles north of the US/Mexico border in the town of Somerton, Arizona, the 25-year-old Chino Hills, California resident is fourth in the series standings. He is only 19-points out of third and just 23-points out of second in his third season of racing 410 sprint cars.

In racing at Cocopah, Tafoya and his #51T team are returning to the track where they opened the 2022 campaign with three races at the end of January. In those three events, Tafoya placed seventh on the opening night. Twenty-four hours later, he came home in ninth. At the finale of the three-day show on January 29th, he notched his best finish of the 2022 season when he finished second on the half-mile clay oval.

This weekend’s Western World will be the first time the prestigious race has been held at Cocopah. Last year’s event was held at the Arizona Speedway which was just south of Phoenix. Tafoya qualified for the A main on both nights last year finishing 12th and 21st. Soon after that race ended, the wrecking ball was brought in and the track was razed for development purposes.

In the last 10 USAC/CRA races, Tafoya has finished in the top 10 each time. In 16 USAC/CRA races this year, he has been in the top-ten 13 times. All told including three races in the USAC National Series in July, the handsome Southern California driver has finished all but one race. The one he did not finish was on March 26th at Perris when he was clobbered by another driver and flipped into the turn-one crash wall.

In addition to the on-track news, Tafoya has a new load of shirts and hoodies that will be on sale at both Cocopah and Perris. Fans can meet the driver and the team and pick up a shirt or hoodie in the pits after the race. For those who cannot make it to the tracks, they are also available online at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

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For fans who wish to see Tafoya battle with the best in the nation this week at the Western World, the track is located at 3450 W County 15th St. in Somerton, Arizona. Reserved tickets are $40.00. General admission is $35.00 and pit passes are $45.00. They are on sale now, along with VIP Camping spots, on the track website www.racecocopahspeedway.com. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. each night with racing at 7:00. The office phone number is (602) 292-7607.

As soon as the 2022 season ends, Tafoya, and The Specialty Fasteners #51T team, will be prepping for the 2023 campaign. The cars will be stripped down to bare frames before being rebuilt and ready to go on the other side of the New Year. In addition to the work on the cars in the shop, the team will be busy exploring corporate partnership opportunities for the upcoming campaign. If you or your company would like to be a partner with the Specialty Fasteners team in 2023, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s plans.

Tafoya has a great new YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51. The same contact point can be used to purchase his great-looking shirts via mail.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2022 Race Results

1-27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

1-28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

1-29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

4-1 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-2 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

4-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-30 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

5-14 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

5-28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

6-11 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

6-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-8 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th A Main

7-9 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th A Main

7-10 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 15th A Main

8-6 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

8-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

10-8 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

 

 

Trophy Cup Payoff Announced

by Ron Rodda

The 28th Trophy Cup paid more than the $200,000 which is listed as the total purse for three days. Since drivers that race the Saturday night final main are guaranteed $5000 for the three days and the champion is guaranteed $28,000, money is added to the purse as needed to pay those amounts.

This year the total paid was $203,905 which includes the $36,140 that was added to the advertised purse.

The top 24 in points are always the drivers that make the 50-lap finale on Saturday. The points and payout for those drivers is:

1. Shane Golobic 451 $28,000
2. Corey Day 435 12,250
3. Tyler Courtney 434 15,250
4. Zeb Wise 425 11,300
5. Rico Abreu 424 8,800
6. Tanner Carrick 417 6,160
7. Kalib Henry 417 6,550
8. Ryan Timms 415 8,600
9. Cole Macedo 409 5,000
10. Justin Sanders 403 5,000
11. Tanner Holmes 401 5,000
12. Landon Brooks 400 5,000
13. Kyle Hirst 395 5,000
14. Chase Randall 395 5,000
15. Colby Copeland 394 5,000
16. Colton Hardy 389 5,000
17. Austin McCarl 387 5,000
18. Tim Kaeding 385 5,000
19. Sean Becker 376 5,000
20. Tony Gomes 372 5,000
21. Mitchell Faccinto 357 5,000
22. Ryan Bernal 357 5,000
23. Hunter Scheurenberg 353 5,000
24. Dominic Scelzi 332 5,000

 

 

INAUGURAL TRIBUTE TO BILLY SHUMAN ANNOUNCED FOR WESTERN MIDGET RACING NOVEMBER 12

Watsonville, Calif. (October 26, 2022) – Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction will close its 2022 championship with the inaugural Tribute to Billy Shuman, Saturday November 12 at Adobe Mountain Speedway. The race in Glendale, Ariz. on the 1/5th mile bullring will pay $1500 to win. NOW600 Non-Wing Micro Sprints will compete in a 50-lap feature along with Restricted and Jr. Sprints action as well. Three Micro divisions will also compete on Friday night.

The busy weekend of racing will honor the late Billy Shuman, a native of Tempe, Ariz. Shuman was a four-time USAC National feature winner across Midgets and Sprint Cars. He also won twice in the CRA Sprint Car competition in his career. His brother Ron Shuman is a National Sprint Car Hall of Famer while nephew Casey Shuman has made a name for himself both on the track and as an official.

The championship race for Western Midget Racing honoring Billy Shuman should be a hotly contested one with both the overall title and the 2022 Adobe Speedway WMR championships on the line. Champions will be honored after the races with a special pit side awards ceremony. Media coverage for both the race and the awards ceremony will be announced soon.

Adobe Mountain Speedway has become one of the home race tracks for Western Midget Racing and with the shuttering of several dirt ovals in the region, become one of the homes for dirt open wheel competition in the Copper State. The race on November 12th will the 14th appearance for WMR at the speedway.

Race winners this year in Arizona have included overall championship points leader Blake Bower of Brentwood, Calif., three wins for Cory Brown of Peoria, Ariz., two wins for Drake Edwards of Surprise, Ariz., and two wins for Nathan High of Goodyear, Ariz. Brown leads the Adobe Mountain WMR standings followed by Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse and Chloe High.

Western Midget Racing competes on October 29 at Ventura Raceway as part of the salute to Wally Pankratz during his retirement race night. Pankratz will compete in the VRA Senior Sprints while his daughter Randi, the 2019 WMR Ventura champion, returns to WMR as a teammate to 2019 Ocean WMR champion David Prickett of Fresno.

Teams who travel from more than 240 miles to compete will be eligible for a part of the $400 in road warrior money offered at each round this season.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Closing in on Second Straight KWS/NARC Championship

Inside Line Promotions - TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2022) - Dominic Scelzi is bound for The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park this Saturday during the second-to-last King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series race of the season.

Scelzi enters the Sprint Car Showdown at the oval in Bakersfield, Calif., with a 64-point lead in the championship standings. He simply needs to make a qualify attempt during each of the final two series races to wrap up his second straight championship.

"It's been a very consistent season and I'm excited we've set ourselves up to just go after wins during the last couple of races," he said. "We're one win away from our 10th of the season and I really want to get to double digits again."

Scelzi is tied for the series lead with four feature triumphs this season. He also leads the series with 148 feature laps led, five quick times in qualifying, six heat race victories and five dash wins.

"We'd love to have more wins at this point in the season, but I can't complain about the success we've had," he said. "We've done well at this track so I feel confident we will be a contender on Saturday."

Scelzi placed second at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park last year. He swept a pair of series races there in 2019 and was third during his debut in 2018.

Scelzi is coming off a frustrating outing during the annual Trophy Cup, which features 80 of the top competitors from across the country vying for the coveted top prize. Scelzi capped the three-day event at Thunderbowl Raceway by rallying from 10th to third place in a B Main to make the main event on Saturday. He finished 22nd in the feature and 24th in overall event points.

"It was definitely not the weekend we expected so we're eager to get back to a race track to get the sour taste out of our mouth," he said. "Fortunately we have another good track for us coming up this weekend and hopefully we can get back to Victory Lane."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 20 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 8 (17).

Oct. 21 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 6 (4).

Oct. 22 - Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. - Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 3 (10); Feature: 22 (24).

SEASON STATS -

53 races, 9 wins, 27 top fives, 37 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 46 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Saturday at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif., for the Sprint Car Showdown with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

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"Whipple Superchargers are known worldwide for their business," Scelzi said. "My dad and Art Whipple are really good friends. He loves racing and when we decided to go sprint car racing he was a huge, huge factor in helping us get going."

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

 

 

THE HOVIS RUSH SPRINT CAR SERIES; NON-WING, AFFORDABLE AND EXCITING!

By Doug Kennedy

(October 27, 2022)

Note: This story appeared in Dirt Empire Magazine Issue #12 of 2022. The story in magazine form can be viewed by clicking on the following link: https://rushsprintcars.com/Dirt-Empire-RUSH-Sprint-Story-2022.pdf

(Pulaski, PA)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Sprint Car Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants held the fifth annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance on August 12 at Lernerville Speedway once again part of the "Sprint Spectacular". A record $14,500 of product giveaways were shared amongst the record 28 cars from four different states! The Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series event was streamed live by Lernerville TV with RUSH announcer Brian Spaid calling the action. All good things come to those that wait; that statement certainly fits the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply non-wing RUSH Sprint Car Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants. Since its inception just a short five years ago in 2018, the class has proven it's here to stay garning great fields of cars and showcasing exciting, traditional Sprint Car racing!

The RUSH Sprint Car division falls under the RUSH Racing Series banner, which also features Late Models, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods and Stock Cars all utilizing the Chevrolet Performance crate engine package. An estimated $300,000 in championship points funds and actual product will be awarded to RUSH racers throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic for their efforts in 2022.

Because of its affordability, the Series has attracted a wide array of drivers ranging from their teens into their early 60s; simply put it’s a series for everyone.

“We couldn’t be happier with the growth and development of the RUSH Sprint Car division,” said Vicki Emig, co-director of the RUSH Racing Series. “All of our RUSH divisions took approximately five years to really hit their stride and we’ve now reached that target with our Sprints. We're consistently seeing strong fields of cars as well as great racing. It is one of the most, if not the, most cost contained racing divisions in the country and has done exactly as we intended; allow racers to compete in a full size Sprint Car at an extremely affordable cost.”

The combination of the Chevrolet Performance RUSH sealed 602 engine, spec Hoosier Tires, sealed/spec RUSH Bilstein Shocks, and methanol fuel has definitely leveled the playing field for competing drivers. Gale Ruth, Jr., who led the chase in late August for the $5,000 to-win RUSH Championship with seven feature wins campaigned throughout the season in a 2006 JEI Chassis with one of the original RUSH-sealed engines that was in the initial test session in 2017. $15,000 to $22,000 will get you an extremely competitive race ready RUSH Sprint Car.

“It’s awesome to watch veteran hall of fame '410' Sprint Car racers mixing it up with the up and coming young racers, many coming right out of karting,” Emig continued. “The quality of the racing is outstanding and most important is that the racers will tell you how much fun they’re having.”

The combination of the $20,000+ Equipment Rental Options RUSH Championship program that awards $5,000 to the champion, $2,500 to the second place finisher and all the way down to 20th position as well as a strong schedule of $600-$1000 to-win events have proven to be a very successful balance between the driver's investment in his/her car to purse/point funds available to him for his racing efforts. The class has also been great for the promoters, as the the same equation works for them- a strong field of cars with an affordable purse.

Member drivers accumulate their best 12 point finishes throughout the season at all RUSH-sanctioned events. The Futures Cup is a separate points fund for eligible teenage racers. Membership not only allows drivers to be eligible for the point fund(s), but also includes a $100,000 excess participant accident insurance policy when competing in RUSH events. All drivers are also eligible for valuable product at the annual "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance that this year saw a record $14,500 in product, ranging from a $950 Holley Methanol Carburetor to a minimum package value of $350, distributed.

The "Manufacturers Night" that took place at the renowned Lernerville Speedway on August 12 produced a record car count of 28, but more interesting had drivers competing that had previously raced in 13 different divisions; 410/360/305 Sprint Cars, Super/Crate Late Models, Big-Block/Small-Block/Sportsman Modifieds, E-Mods, Econo Mod, Mod Lites, Super Sportsman, and Karting; a true testament to the overall appeal of the division.

The 30 plus scheduled events for 2022 season took place at eight different speedways throughout western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia at tracks including Sharon Speedway, Lernerville Speedway, Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Knox Raceway, Marion Center Raceway, Tri-City Raceway Park, Tyler County Speedway, and Dog Hollow Speedway. However, the program is very easily able to expand, as the RUSH Late Models have, into other parts of the country and interested promoters can contact the RUSH office for more information.

In 2017, veteran 410 racers Gale Ruth, Jr. and Arnie Kent tested their non-wing Sprint Cars for RUSH at Lernerville Speedway. Ruth Jr., began his Sprint Car career in 1997 when he hot lapped a car for his dad before driving a "410" Sprint full-time in 1998. Overall, he has six "410" feature wins and 22 RUSH Series wins.

“To be competitive every night is what most drivers want,” said Ruth, who lives in Pleasantville, Pa. “Vicki (Emig) has done a lot for the RUSH Series. We have nice tracks to race on and Vicki keeps thing going well. I think the RUSH Sprint Series is going to continue to grow. We have young guys and old pros. There are probably 15 different guys that can win on any given night."

“My last two seasons have been very productive,” stated Ruth, Jr., who has been the man to beat leading the points with seven wins driving for the McConnell Family.

The family tradition is very strong with the Ruth family. Gale, Sr., raced for a number of years in a Modified and a Sprint since the late ‘70s. Now at 71 years of age, he has also raced a RUSH Sprint Car competing against his son as well. “It was nice being on the track with him,” said Ruth, Jr. Ruth, Junior's cousin, Ricky Tucker, Jr., who's having his best season yet also races in the Series. “It’s a great family thing,” said Ruth, Jr.

Arnie Kent of New Castle, Pa. is one of the leading veterans of the group at age 58. Kent didn’t begin his racing career until he was 30. He began with circle track bikes in 1988 before moving to a Micro Sprint in 1990. Five years later, he raced a "360" Sprint and by 1997, he was in a full-blown "410" Sprint Car. In 2001, Kent won the "Triathlon" Championship for "410s" in western Pa.. So far in 2022, Kent has seven top fives, 11 top tens, and is eighth in points with RUSH.

“There are a lot of good racers in the division - it’s tough,” said Kent of the RUSH Sprint Car Series. “If you start in the back, it’s hard to come up through the pack because the cars are so equal. “There’s a lot of younger guys who keep coming into the division, which is great for the sport. At this point I really don’t want anything but to be a local weekend racer and the RUSH Sprints have been a perfect fit me.”

When he’s not racing, Kent is the co-owner of Equipment Rental Options, a company that deals with the rental of various equipment for residential, commercial and industrial use, ERO has been the presenting sponsor of the RUSH Sprint Car Weekly Series Championship since 2020.

Ted Hull, now 61 years old, has been owning race cars since 1979 and his father Cal has over 500 feature wins to his credit throughout his 50+ year career, mainly as a Modified driver. Hull owned the car driven by Jeremy Weaver that captured the 2020 RUSH Sprint Car Championship. Ted's current driver is Andy Priest, who previously drove Modifieds and Sprint Cars for Hull for over 20 years; Priest, who has 119 wins to his resume including his first in a RUSH Sprint Car on August 21 at Knox.

“This past winter Andy said let’s go racing again so we put him in this car,” said Hull after a brief pause with Priest behind the wheel. “I really enjoy it,” said Hull of the RUSH series. “It’s so much more affordable. You can do one of these full-fledged RUSH Sprints cheaper than you can for say a good Pro Stock as well as many other divisons, in fact way cheaper. There are some outfits that are not policed very well, but with the RUSH Series, it is spot on with regards to the teching.”

Fifty-year-old Brian Hartzell is having his best year in RUSH. He currently sits in sixth place in points, with seven to fives and 17 top 10s. As for the Series overall, Hartzell said, “I really enjoy it. It’s a way to race a Sprint Car economically. The class is super competitive. Eight to ten cars can win on any given night. Vicki (Emig) and Mike (Leone) have done a super job in giving us great economical packages.”

Another grizzled veteran is 51-year-old John Mollick of Toronto, Ohio. Mollick began racing in 1984 and has done so ever since, competing in everything from 3 Wheelers, Street Stocks, Mod Lites, Late Models, Big-Block Modifieds and finally a Sprint Car.

“It’s definitely a different type of car than I’ve ever raced before," said Mollick of the RUSH Sprint Car. "As the class continues to evolve, the competition is getting stiffer. Everybody is on equal footing. It keeps the costs of the cars within a reasonable amount of money.”

So far in 2022, Mollick has one feature win along with 10 top fives and 13 top 10, as well as a fourth in points. Overall, Mollick has two career RUSH Sprint Car wins.

Zack Wilson, who works as a recruiting manager for McClymonds Supply and Transit, is a very close friend of World of Outlaw Late Model driver Max Blair and his father Rob. “I’ve learned so much from them,” said Wilson, who has a top five, 10 top 10 and sits ninth in overall Weekly points in his rookie RUSH season. “Max has helped me with mechanical knowledge and information about the different tracks.”

“I love it,” added the 27-year-old Oil City, Pa. racer. “If it wasn’t for the RUSH Series I wouldn’t be able to race. The rules package keeps the costs down to where we don’t have to have crazy money to find speed. Besides the strict rules I like the travel to the different tracks. I’m very thrilled how things have worked out for me this year and would like to get more consistent and hopefully get a win next year!”

Tyler Newhart of New Franklin, Ohio has four top fives and 10 top 10s for the 2022 season. This is the 32-year-old’s second full year in a Sprint Car and has steadily improved becoming very competitive. On a scale of 1 to 10 he rates his season as an eight. Before racing, Newhart played college baseball at Wright State, but got injured and finished his collegiate career at Malone University in Canton, Ohio.

“We figured the set-up on the cars and also the new tracks we were going,” said Newhart. “We were out two weeks after an accident and missed six races during that time period; however, it’s been a great year for the team. Next year, I want to build on the momentum from what we had this year. RUSH is an awesome series where anyone can go out and race a Sprint Car at an affordable cost.”

"I'm really excited about the future and continued success of the RUSH Sprint Car Series," said Emig. "It's a process when you start something from nothing and it takes time. I think this year proved that there is a place and benefit for RUSH's affordable sprint car package in today's Sprint Car world; but more importantly continuing our goal throughout the entire RUSH Series of simply keeping people racing!"

At 17 years old, Brian Cressley of Corry, Pa. is already in his 10th year of racing. Most of that time was spent racing Go-Karts. In 2021, he was the RUSH Sprint Car "Futures Cup" Champion. “So far this year, we’ve been doing good when we don’t have stuff breaking. This Series is a lot of fun! Everybody in the class is very nice and helpful and the competition is so even.”

Brandon Shughart is 13th in points with two top 10s this year. So far his racing career has been three years in a Go-Kart and three in a RUSH Sprint Car. “If it wasn’t for Vicki (Emig) and Mike (Leone) I wouldn’t be racing,” said the 35-year-old who hails from Weirton, WV. “I can’t afford to go out and race a '410'. It’s a growing series and I’m looking forward to how far it can go. It allows me to run competitively on a low budget every night.”

At 23 years old, Charlie Utsinger of Boardman, Ohio is in his very first year of racing, a raw rookie. Charlie's late father Buzzy owned and sponsored race cars for many years and was a very good friend of Emig and Leone. The Utsinger name was well known for many years throughout western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio for fielding winning Sprint Cars and Modifieds. Charlie's Uncle Arlie, who currently helps him on his race car, was also a successful "360" Sprint Car racer in the '90s.

“This year has been a learning experience for me," explained Utsinger. "Next year I want to be more competitive. Everything is still in one piece. RUSH is so much more affordable than anything else out there; the cost of the motor is the big thing. I also really like going to the different tracks.”

"I'm really excited about the future and the continued success of the RUSH Sprint Car Series," said Vicki Emig. "The RUSH Sprint Cars have really showed there is a benefit and place for an affordable 'cost containment' package in the world of Sprint Car racing as each year we've seen an increase in the number of cars competing. I'm betting we've just scratched the surface of the possibilities for the division's future!"

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, DrumPreserve, CrateInsider.com, Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group and Terry Bowser Excavating.

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. The RUSH Sprint Car website is www.rushsprints.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints.

 

 

ASHTON TORGERSON DRIVES ROWDY ENERGY NO. 02 TO STRONG TROPHY CUP DEBUT

Medford, Ore. (October 26, 2022) – 16-year-old Ashton Torgerson of Medford, Ore. competed in the prestigious 28th Annual Trophy Cup at Tulare Thunderbowl last weekend, with a strong showing in the Rowdy Energy No. 02 Eagle Chassis powered by Ryder 360.

The three-night spectacular raises money for Make-A-Wish with a record haul of over $325,000 raised in 2022 alone!

Torgerson overcame engine troubles on Thursday to make an impressive bid through the non-qualifier and into the D-Main. He won the non-qualifier feature and lined up tenth in the D-Main. He charged through the field to finish fourth, transferring into the C-Main. His night ended early after getting onto his side to bring out a red flag.

The 2022 Dixon Speedway Super 600 and Non-Wing champion regrouped for Friday’s action. He timed in 20th out of the 42 cars in his qualifying group, earning a front row starting position for heat seven. He eventually finished the heat race in fourth position.

The points format placed Torgerson 12th on the grid for the night’s second B-Feature. He advanced two positions to wrap up his Friday night performance with a tenth-place finish.

Points earned throughout the previous two nights of competition allowed Torgerson to bypass the D-Mains and go into Saturday’s heat races. He lined up on the pole of heat race one. In his first weekend ever at Tulare Thunderbowl, Torgerson dominated a heat race that featured several of the biggest names in Sprint Car racing such as Dominic Scelzi, Bud Kaeding, Tim Kaeding, and Kyle Hirst.

His Trophy Cup would wrap up in the B-Main, where he slotted in 15th on the grid for the 25-lap event. The race line-up looked more like a feature at most California 360 events. Torgerson settled for a 19th place finish to wrap up a successful debut in one of the most competitive Sprint Car events in the nation.

Torgerson and his older brother Austin Torgerson will slide back into their Micro Sprints for this weekend’s Turkey Bowl XXIII at Delta Speedway in Stockton. Friday’s action will include heat races, qualifier races, and Shoot Out races. Saturday will see the championship features with $2,000 on the line for the winner in both the Super 600 and Non-Wing. Both nights of competition will be streamed live on The Cushion.

To learn more about Torgerson Racing, visit them at their website www.TorgersonRacing.com. Torgerson Racing is also available on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Williamson Excited for World Finals Debut and New Crew Chief

Inside Line Promotions - COLUMBIA, Mo. (Oct. 26, 2022) - Garet Williamson will make his debut at the World of Outlaws World Finals next week.

The Bryant Paver Motorsports No. 24 is venturing to North Carolina for the marquee World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event, which runs Nov. 2-5 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord.

"World Finals is up there with the biggest events," Williamson said. "It's packed with a lot of race cars and fans. We want to do well. We have limited laps in a 410 sprint car, but some good ones recently."

Williamson enters the event with a career-best World of Outlaws result of 14th and he is coming off his first career heat race win and dash start with the series during his most recent race. Now Williamson will get to test himself against the best in the sport during the last racing weekend of the season.

"I want to make the A Mains," he said. "We'll race with 60-to-70 of the best drivers. There's the Outlaws as well as the All Stars and drivers from Pennsylvania and the Midwest. It'll be some of the toughest races we'll have ever run. If we can put a whole night together I believe we are good enough to make A Mains.

"Every kid watches events like this and the Knoxville Nationals. It's a cool event to be a part of. We'll try to be fast and to get good notes for next year. We have three nights of racing, which is always helpful. I'm not going into it with expectations. We'll do our best and try to learn as much as possible."

The team will also have its new crew chief on board. Dennis Moore Jr. will take over the wrenches at the World of Outlaws World Finals as well as throughout next season.

"It's huge," Williamson said. "He's had a lot of success in our sport. The little bit we've talked and worked together we've been fast. We communicate really well. I think that's critical in the relationship between a driver and crew chief so I'm excited."

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 3 wins, 22 top fives, 38 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 49 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 2-5 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPMotorsports24

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"We're thrilled to have TrueSon Exteriors & Interiors on board," Williamson said. "We're excited to grow our partnership and show the loyal dirt racing fans throughout Missouri the value and expertise of using TrueSon Exteriors & Interiors on their next remodeling project."

Williamson would like to thank Mid-Mo Equipment, Housby, JBC Transport Group, LLC, TrueSon Exteriors & Interiors, Royal Power Sports, Sorrels Auto & Truck Parts, Schure Built Suspensions, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Searsboro Telephone Company, Schooler Construction, Dash Detailing, Lindsey Rentals, SNAP, Clems Signs and Maxim for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Motorsports Heading to Season-Ending World of Outlaws World Finals Next Week

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 26, 2022) - Robbie Price will make his debut at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in one week.

The Sides Motorsports driver is excited to be a part of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season finale, which runs next Wednesday through Saturday at the oval in Concord, N.C.

"I'm excited," he said. "Everybody says it's a cool event. As far as expectations I'm not too sure. In all the videos I've watched the track is slick and slow. That hasn't been my strong suit lately. I'm going into it open minded."

Price has gained a lot of experience invading tracks for the first time this season since he joined Sides Motorsports in the spring when team owner Jason Sides needed to take time out of the driver's seat because of hip and knee injuries.

"We've gone to some places for the first time where I've felt comfortable right away and gone to places I've been before and ran terrible," Price said. "Hopefully it just clicks and I can make decent laps at the beginning of each night to make the rest of the night way easier on myself."

Thus far it has been a successful partnership as Price has posted a pair of top-five results to highlight his first season as a regular World of Outlaws competitor.

"I'm going to try to do the best I can at World Finals," he said. "It's a long, but short winter. I don't want to run terrible and dwell on it the whole time."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 22 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: 8 (8); B Main: DNF (12); Feature: DNS (27).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

72 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 2-5 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JasonSides7s

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

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

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, ShopRico.com, Phillips Tosco, North Baltimore Custom Cuts and Retail Meat, TORA TORA, Lomelino Sign Co., FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Wilwood, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Builtwiser Wings and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

Big Game Motorsports and Gravel Score Top Five During National Open

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 26, 2022) - Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel recorded his 40th total top-five finish of the season last Saturday during the Champion Racing Oil National Open.

Even more significant, Gravel's top five combined with a DNF for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series points leader has allowed Gravel to close to 16 points in the championship standings entering the final event of the season.

"We have a legitimate shot," he said. "This year we have three races at The Dirt Track at Charlotte instead of two. The 16 points is eight positions so we have to beat him by three spots a night. That's something that is doable."

Last Saturday was an efficient night for Gravel, who qualified sixth quickest. He rebounded after dropping to fourth early in a heat race to pass a pair of drivers, securing a runner-up result and a spot in the dash. Gravel rallied from sixth to third in the dash to garner the third starting position in the 40-lap main event.

"We qualified okay and started third in our heat race," he said. "I didn't get a good start off the bottom and fell to fourth, but we had a good race car. I was able to pass Donny (Schatz) for third. We had a restart and I was able to get second to get in the dash, which was really, really good.

"In the dash I was able to get a good start. I think we were fourth off turn two and we were able to pass (Spencer) Bayston for third. I felt really good and confident there."

Gravel battled in third for most of the feature before dropping a trio of positions following a late-race restart. He regained fifth place in the closing laps for his World of Outlaws leading 39th top five of the season.

"We had a good car for the first 25 laps," he said. "We had the red flag with 15 laps to go. For whatever reason the car didn't fire off after that. We didn't change anything on the race car, but I felt like I had a different race car and it took us out of contention."

The team takes this weekend off before wrapping up the 2022 campaign Nov. 2-5 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the World of Outlaws World Finals.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 22 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 3 (6); Feature: 5 (3).

SEASON STATS -

69 races, 7 wins, 40 top fives, 61 top 10s, 66 top 15s, 68 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 2-5 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

BRODY ROA IS READY FOR WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND AT COCOPAH

(Cypress, CA, October 25, 2022) Brody Roa begins a busy five-race barrage in the space of nine days when the USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Car Series converge on Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway this Friday and Saturday, October 28th and 29th. They will be there for the 55th Annual Chapman Chevrolet of Yuma Western World Championships Presented By Yuma Insurance and Avanti. After this weekend’s race, the action will switch to Southern California’s Perris Auto Speedway for the 25th annual Heimark/Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval nationals on November 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

With such an ambitious schedule to begin the wind-down of the 2022 campaign, Roa, his wife Tailor, and their two-year-old daughter Addison have taken time to relax in Utah’s Zion National Park. A week of tranquil exploring, bike riding, and camping is coming to an end as the 31-year-old racer returns to the rough-and-tumble world of sprint car competition at two of the country’s nicest racing facilities.
 

Roa comes into the two weekends of racing as the hottest driver in the USAC/CRA Series. Dating back to June 25th, the Garden Grove, California resident has won three of the last five series main events. The three wins have come at Perris Auto Speedway, the Santa Maria Raceway, and Arizona’s Mohave Valley Raceway. In one of the other races in that period, Roa was on the podium when he came home third at Perris in September.

His victory at Mohave capped one of the best races in the series in 2022. Roa came all the way from his 11th-placeth place starting spot to take that win. That is the farthest back any driver has come from to take a USAC/CRA main event this year. Additionally, he is one of only four drivers who have started farther back than sixth to win this season.

This weekend will be Roa’s second trip to Cocopah this year. He began his sprint car season there at the end of January. In three nights of action, Roa finished fifth, sixth, and fourth on the track that is located approximately 12 miles north of the US/Mexico border. In addition to his main event placings, he also won a heat race at Cocopah.

This year’s version of the Western World will be the first time it has been staged at Cocopah. In the previous five years when the race was staged at the now-defunct Arizona Speedway, there were 11 main events including preliminary nights. Roa made all 11a of the mains and had six top-10 finishes. His best was a sixth-place result in 2017.

Roa last raced two weeks ago on October 15th when he drove the Jason May #8M in the USAC West Coast Series event at the Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield. After qualifying eighth in the 19-car field, “The Pride of Garden Grove” finished fourth in his heat and started the main event in ninth. He methodically worked his way forward throughout the race and was up to fourth at the checkered flag. A procedural technicality after the race resulted in a 17th place result.

For fans who wish to attend the Western World, the track is located at 3450 W County 15th St. in Somerton, Arizona. Reserved tickets are $40.00. General admission is $35.00 and pit passes are $45.00. They are on sale now, along with VIP Camping spots, on the track website www.racecocopahspeedway.com. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. each night with racing at 7:00. The office phone number is (602) 292-7607.

If you wish to hear Roa’s recent appearance on the Dirt Tracks and Rib Racks podcast, you can do so at the following link https://spoti.fi/3cjQrLL.

In 2022, Roa is racing in the USAC/CRA, USAC National, and other select events, in his #91R BR Performance/HD Industries Eagle. He will also drive the #8M for May Motorsports in select USAC West Coast events.

Roa and the team want to thank the following sponsors for making the 2022 season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, Inland Rigging, Caltrol, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, Competition Suspension, ALR Virtual Services, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to RDM Mechanics, Fastenal, KC Keen Concrete, Coopers Propane, Ten West Towing, Ten West Environmental, TJM Distribution, and Westco International for sponsoring the #8M he will pilot for Jayson May on 10 occasions in 2022.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition as a team partner throughout the 2022 racing season, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information on the top of this release.

Fans can learn more about Roa and the team at https://www.brodyroa.com/. Fans can also check out the team news at Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/.

To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

Brody Roa’s 2022 Schedule and Race Results

January 12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 15th A Main

January 15 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 13th C Main

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

January 29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

February 11 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 5th A Main

February 12 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 2nd A Main

February 26 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder 9th A Main

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway World of Outlaws 8th B Main

March 26 Perris Auto Speedway World of Outlaws 24th A Main

April 9 Keller Auto Speedway NARC King of the West Canceled

April 30 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

May 28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 3rd A Main

June 11 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 2nd A Main

June 25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 1ST A Main

July 22 Gas City I69 Speedway ISW - USAC National 9th C Main

July 23 Kokomo Speedway ISW - USAC National 7th B Main

July 24 Lawrenceburg Speedway ISW - USAC National Rained out

July 25 Circle City Raceway ISW – UASC National 19th A Main

July 27 Terre Haute Action Track ISW - USAC National Rained Out

July 28 Lincoln Park Speedway ISW - USAC National 8th B Main

July 29 Bloomington Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

July 30 Tri State Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

August 6 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 1st A Main

August 20 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 19th A Main

August 27 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 1st A Main

September 17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 3rd A Main

September 24 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 DNS

October 8 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 1st A Main

October 15 Kern County Raceway USAC West Coast 360 17th A Main

October 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA - Western World

October 29 Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA - Western World

November 3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 25 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

November 26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

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Jack’s Back In Renmark’s Victory Lane

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Jack McCarthy continued his recent dominance of the main events at the Riverland Speedway at Renmark as he led all 20 laps on Saturday night at the venue’s season opener. After starting from the outside of the front row McCarthy was never challenged throughout the event as he defeated pole sitter Jordon Bolitho, with Anthony Tapley enjoying a strong run as he completed the podium in third.

In all a relatively healthy field of 16 drivers signed in for action at the Riverland venue which is one of the largest seen at the track. The list was a real mixture of ability with the likes of McCarthy, Tapley, Bolitho, Nate Trewin and former Australian Champion Joel Chadwick joined by a whole host of rookies, many of them still on their probationary licences.

With the field being split into two heat groups the preliminary winners on the night were Bolitho, who remained undefeated throughout the heats, while McCarthy and Trewin both recorded a win each. McCarthy also recorded a second placed finish therefore securing a front row start.

Fourth place in the main event went to Joel Chadwick, who was making his first start of the season, while Harley Alexander had one of his best results for some time as he recorded a top five result. Former Super Sedan racer Mitchell Rigney finished sixth in his Wingless Sprint debut just ahead of fellow rookie Thomas Walkom. Dale Gesell, Jesse Alexander, Tyson Newton, Alan Saint, Nicole Southby and Ryley Hammerstein were the last of the official finishers.

Nate Trewin was the major casualty of the race as he was running in a podium position until he retired with an issue just past halfway.

Following the A-Main an extra race was added, due to early finishing time, for anyone who wanted some extra track time with nine drivers taking up the opportunity. Anthony Tapley was victorious in the 12-lap race ahead of Nicole Southby, Dale Gesell, Ryley Hammerstein and Thomas Walkom.

In the end the event was lucky to be completed with a less than favourable weather forecast in the days prior to the meeting and the fact that less than 18 hours later the infield and pit area resembled a lake as over 75mm of rain fell on the surrounding areas.

Following the Renmark event, the Wingless Sprint drivers will now turn their attention towards the Murray Bridge Speedway this Saturday night for Round 3 of the Track Championship with another strong line up. Following the unfortunate rainout on October 15 the field has once again exceeded 30 nominations therefore the night will consist of six heats, a B-Main and the all-important A-Main for the top 20 qualifiers.

Currently the extremely talented entry list includes opening night winner Tyson Martin, Renmark winner Jack McCarthy, Hayden Vickers, Rylan Furler, Ryan Alexander, Anthony Tapley, William Caruso, Nate Trewin, Sprintcar racer Keke Falland and Mildura’s Jordon Bolitho, so an action-packed night of open wheeled racing can be guaranteed.

The Murray Bridge meeting is the second event of a busy run that includes 5 weekends of racing in a row with the rescheduled non-points race at Murray Bridge on November 5, the opening round of the Ti-Bills Race Parts State Series at Whyalla on November 12 and Round 4 of the Track Championship at Murray Bridge a week later.

Next Event Details - Saturday 29th October 2022, Murray Bridge Speedway, Current Nominations (33 Cars) - S1 Tyson Matin, S3 Keke Falland, S6 Tyson Newton, S10 William Caruso, S14 Matthew Tyler, S15 Hayden Vickers, S18 Jenna Kervers, S19 Dale Gesell, S22 Jamie Crafter, S23 Jack McCarthy, S24 Ross Miller, S26 Rylan Furler, S27 Mitchell Rigney, S29 Corey Brougham, S33 Brad Evans, S36 Ryan Alexander, S38 James Rodda, VX41 Aaron Kennett, S47 Anthony Tapley, S49 Darryl Knuckey, S50 Jordon Bolitho, S53 Nicole Southby, S54 Alan Saint, S57 Kirra-Lee Pitcher, S58 Nate Trewin, S66 Sam Martin, S75 Troy Frisby,S77 Mick Barker, S82 Caleb Evans, S84 Jesse Alexander, S91 Brent Fox, S92 Thomas Walkom, S99 Michael Busby.

Note - There is also the possibility of additional nominations if the event at Nyora is cancelled.

 

 

THREE PAST WINNERS - THOMAS, BALLOU AND LEARY - ENTER 26TH OVAL NATIONALS

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(Perris, CA, October 24, 2022) Three more past winners are among the latest entries into the November 3rd, 4th and 5th 26th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway. The trio is made up of three-time and defending champion Kevin Thomas Jr., C.J. Leary, and Robert Ballou. In addition, Justin Grant, and Brady Bacon, who are currently ranked first and second respectively in the USAC National Sprint Car point standings, have also submitted their entries.

Thomas has been the dominant driver in the Oval Nationals in recent years. The Cullman, Alabama native has won three of the last four running’s of the prestigious race. He went back to back in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, he started 16th in the stacked field and came all the way forward to sixth at the finish. Due to Covid, the race was not held in 2020, but last year Thomas came back to win again. That victory tied him with Concord, California’s Damion Gardner (2009, 2011, 2016) and Bud Kaeding of Campbell, California (2001, 2002, 2007) as one of only three drivers to have won the Ovals three times. Thomas will be wheeling a car for California native Michael Dutcher while Gardner will be in Mark Alexander’s famous silver #1 as they each try to become the first four time winner of the race.

PAS 11-10-17=9k=1433-3.jpg Kevin Thomas Jr. on his way to his first Oval Nationals victory in 2017. Doug Allen photo.

When Thomas finished sixth in 2019, all eyes were on Leary at the end of the 40-lap grind. The Greenfield, Indiana star started on the pole and led 24-laps to secure his first-ever win at the Ovals. While Leary was the winner of the race, he was not the favorite going into the final night. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Bacon started on the pole in the Thursday preliminary and proceeded to lead all 30-laps. On Friday night he dominated again. He started third and led every single lap for the second night in a row. Anyone would have been a fool to bet against him in the 40-lap finale. Starting fourth he was a contender throughout and was challenging for the lead when a yellow flag came out. Leader Chase Stockon slowed dramatically going into turn three when he saw the yellow light. Bacon clipped Stockon’s left rear tire and slid to a stop by the wall ending his hopes of sweeping the weekend.

For Ballou, 2022 will be his first Oval Nationals since 2017. In 2014, the Rocklin, California native finished 23rd in the Thursday preliminary main. However, from that point on, he was on a roll. He won the Friday night preliminary and backed that up with a win in Saturday’s 40-lap final. Twelve months later in 2015, Ballou mowed through the competition and won the 30-lappers on both preliminary nights. Counting the prelim mains and the 2014 finale, he had won four main events in a row at the Ovals. He was the favorite for the finale, but Bryan Clauson stole the show. After blowing an engine late in the Friday preliminary, Clauson left the track and drove to Phoenix to borrow a loner engine from Mike Martin. He picked up the bullet and drove straight back to Perris, arriving early in the morning. He then proceeded to win the main event from the middle of the pack. Ballou ended up fifth. While Ballou lost the battle that night, he won the war by winning his lone USAC National Sprint Car Series championship.

Thus far, entries have been received for the top six drivers – Grant, Bacon, Leary, Ballou, series leading rookie Emerson Axsom of Franklin, Indian, and Suter, California’s Logan Seavey - in the USAC National Sprint Car Series. Going into this weekend’s 55th Annual Chapman Chevrolet Of Yuma Western World Championships Presented By Yuma Insurance and Avanti at the Cocopah Speedway, Grant sits on top of the National Sprint standings. He has a 78-point lead over three-time series champion Bacon. Leary is third and trails Grant by 129 points. Ballou is fourth and Axsom is fifth. The title will be decided at the Oval Nationals.

The eight combined wins by past champions Thomas, Ballou, Leary, and Gardner accounts for 32% of the first 25 Oval Nationals.

Tickets for the 26th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals are on sale online at the following link or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For those who do not wish to buy tickets in advance, there will be plenty of tickets available for everyone at the ticket window all three nights. In addition to the three nights of racing, there will be a practice for Oval Nationals entered cars on Wednesday, November 2nd. The practice will begin at 6:00 PM and it will be free for fans in the grandstands. In addition, fans will be treated to $2.00 pizza, beer, and soda.

2022 Oval Nationals Entries (as of October 24)

1 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander

1J Jake Neal Omaha, NB Brian Kracht

2 Austin Williams Corona, CA Austin Williams

4 Justin Grant Ion, CA Topp Motorsports

4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Hts, CA Gansen Motorsports

5 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Tim Mihocko

5W Logan Williams Yorba Linda, CA John & Tammy McCarthy

5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier

6 Logan Calderwood Goodyear, AZ Logan Calderwood

12 Danny Sheridan Santa Maria, CA Robbie & Gaye Allen

12 Robert Ballou Rocklin, CA Ballou Motorsports

15 Nate Schank Santa Rosa, CA Nate Schank

15 Chris Bonneau Peoria, AZ Chris Bonneau

17GP Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Michael Dutcher Motorsports

21 AJ Bender Ramona, CA Richard Bender

28M Matt McCarthy Riverside, CA John & Tammy McCarthy

39T Troy DeGaton Live Oak, CA Troy DeGaton

42 Logan Seavey Sutter, CA Cheney Racing

44 Cody Williams Norco, CA Cody Williams

47 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.

47BC Emerson Axsom Franklin, IN Clauson/Marshal Racing

51T Eddie Tafoya Jr. Chino Hills, CA Eddie Tafoya Sr.

69 Brad Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Dynamics, Inc.

72 Austin Grabowski Riverside, CA Austin Grabowski

74 Shane Sexton Warner Springs, CA Shane Sexton

77 C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Michael Motorsports

91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA Brody Roa Performance

98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy

Oval Nationals Winners

1996 – Jimmy Sills

1997 – Rip Williams

1998 – Rodney Argo

1999 – Rickie Gaunt

2000 – Tony Jones

2001 – Bud Kaeding

2002 – Bud Kaeding

2003 – Cory Kruseman

2004 – Cory Kruseman

2005 – Dave Darland

2006 – Dave Darland

2007 – Bud Kaeding

2008 – Jesse Hockett

2009 – Damion Gardner

2010 – Chris Windom

2011 – Damion Gardner

2012 – Mike Spencer

2013 – Dave Darland

2014 – Robert Ballou

2015 – Bryan Clauson

2016 – Damion Gardner

2017 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

2018 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

2019 – C.J. Leary

2220 – No Race

2021 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

Perris Auto Speedway is conveniently located on the freeway close Lake Perris Fairgrounds, home of the Southern California Fair, in nearby Riverside County. The street address is 18700 Lake Perris Drive in The City of Perris. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit at the Ramona Expressway, and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.

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

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

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.

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

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

Perris Auto Speedway 2022 Schedule

November 2nd 26TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS - Practice Night

November 3rd 26TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS - AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL AND AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS

November 4th 26TH Annual HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER Oval NATIONALS - AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL AND AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS

November 5th 26TH Annual HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISEROVAL NATIONALS - AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL AND AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS

November 12th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IX DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

 

Official 2022 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings

IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 809; 2. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 799; 3. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 793; 4. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 779; 5. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 768; 6. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 767; 7. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 764; 8. Austin Reed, Etters, Pa., 762; 9. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 759; 10. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 758; 11. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 754; 12. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 747; 13. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 737; 14. Koby Werkmeister, Armour, S.D., 732; 15. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 727; 16. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 723; 17. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 722; 18. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 715; 19. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 714; 20. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 712.

State Point Standings

California – 1. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 300; 2. Brandon Emmett, Caruthers, Calif., 260; 3. George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., 207; 4. Davey Pombo, Kerman, Calif., 202; 5. Richard Weddle, Visalia, Calif., 201; 6. Kevin W. Barnes Sr., Fresno, Calif., 199; 7. Philip Heynen, Visalia, Calif., 193; 8. Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., 185; 9. Tyler Gray, Templeton, Calif., 160; 10. Blaine Fagundes, Hanford, Calif., 141; 11. Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., 139; 12. Brooklyn Holland, Kerman, Calif., 117; 13. Tyler Stidham, Clovis, Calif., 101; 14. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., and Brad Hohlbauch, Visalia, Calif., both 66; 16. Brandon Wenzel, Clovis, Calif., 63; 17. Cole Danell, Visalia, Calif., 55; 18. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 49; 19. Austin Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., 37; 20. Michael Schott, Tulare, Calif., 33.

Indiana – 1. John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind., 408; 2. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 378; 3. Roderick Henning, Middletown, Ohio, 362; 4. Carson Dillion, Terre Haute, Ind., 316; 5. Jeff Wimmenauer, Greenwood, Ind., 314; 6. Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind., 311; 7. Shane O'Banion, Danville, Ind., 284; 8. Alan Brown, Brownsburg, Ind., 262; 9. Blayne Ridgley, Bruceville, Ind., 257; 10. Nate Franklin, Lafayette, Ind., 245; 11. Alex Nalon, Pittsboro, Ind., 242; 12. Jordan Welch, Clayton, Ind., 241; 13. Danny Clark, Plainfield, Ind., 225; 14. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 216; 15. Kevin Newton, Farmersburg, Ind., 210; 16. Bradley Galedrige, Greenwood, Ind., 208; 17. Kayla Martin, Brownsburg, Ind., 162; 18. Terry Arthur, Bloomington, Ind., 131; 19. Justin Mathews, Bloomington, Ind., 129; 20. Brad Sexton, Karnak, Ill., 121.

Iowa – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 649; 2. Jake Greenwood, Woodward, Iowa, 568; 3. Cole Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., 534; 4. Joe Miller, Vail, Iowa, 512; 5. Bret Klabunde, Omaha, Neb., 469; 6. Steve Hurst, Ames, Neb., 353; 7. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 305; 8. Madison Miller, Vail, Iowa, 298; 9. Justin Bolte, Fremont, Neb., and Max Roseland, Carter Lake, Iowa, both 296; 11. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 263; 12. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 262; 13. Casey Friedrichsen, Odebolt, Iowa, 251; 14. Aaron Guillaume, Sioux City, Iowa, 197; 15. Ty Ledger, Omaha, Neb., 196; 16. Shadrach Sporaa, Boone, Iowa, 187; 17. Bayley Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 165; 18. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 155; 19. Matt Fredericksen, Aurelia, Iowa, 139; 20. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 136.

Kansas – 1. Steven Richardson, Liberal, Kan., 686; 2. Jeremy Huish, Ness City, Kan., 577; 3. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 561; 4. Lucas Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., 546; 5. Jon Freeman, Salina, Kan., 523; 6. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 477; 7. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 354; 8. Jordan Knight, Wright, Kan., 342; 9. Tyler Knight, Spearville, Kan., 324; 10. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 314; 11. Brian Herbert, Kinsley, Kan., 292; 12. Koby Walters, Liberal, Kan., 282; 13. Chad Salem, Oberlin, Kan., 266; 14. Connor Atkinson, Tuttle, Okla., 207; 15. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 205; 16. Jerad Werner, Wichita, Kan., and Bob Schaeffer, New Castle, Colo., both 120; 18. Raymond Seemann, Jetmore, Kan., 116; 19. Cash Beeson, Scott City, Kan., 112; 20. Justin Chaffin, Newton, Kan., 108.

Maryland – 1. Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, Vt., 132; 2. Donald Hendershot, Clear Spring, Md., 123; 3. Steven "Stevie" Kenawell Jr., Duncansville, Pa., and Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., both 106; 5. Dylan Shatzer, Hagerstown, Md., 104; 6. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 103; 7. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 99; 8. Tylor Cochran, Williamsport, Pa., 94; 9. Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 92; 10. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 88; 11. Logan Jones, Mercersburg, Pa., 85; 12. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 84; 13. Jay Fry, Garrett, Pa., 81; 14. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 76; 15. Fred Arnold, Richfield, Pa., 70; 16. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 66; 17. Josh Spicer, Julian, Pa., 60; 18. Bradley Mellott, Needmore, Pa., 54; 19. Chris Humblet, Shiloh, N.C., 46; 20. Matthew Kline, Saxton, Pa., 44.

Minnesota – 1. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 827; 2. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 706; 3. Matt Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 702; 4. Billy Johnson, Saint Peter, Minn., 574; 5. Brandon Buysse, New Ulm, Minn., 550; 6. Brett Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 541; 7. Daniel Griep, Minnetonka, Minn., 515; 8. Wade Hansen, Clarkfield, Minn., 473; 9. Michael Stien, Henderson, Minn., 462; 10. Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 273; 11. Chris Graf, Glencoe, Minn., 268; 12. Amelia Eisenschenk, Fargo, N.D., 243; 13. Hannah Graf, Glencoe, Minn., 201; 14. Owen Carlson, Somerset, Wis., 197; 15. Brandon Allen, Saint Peter, Minn., 187; 16. Zackary Wight, Winnebago, Minn., 181; 17. Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, Iowa, 154; 18. Andrew Allen, Gaylord, Minn., 153; 19. Brandon Halverson, Jackson, Minn., 146; 20. Curt Lund, Redwood Falls, Minn., 138.

Missouri – 1. Kenneth Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 255; 2. Jack Potter, Kansas City, Mo., 244; 3. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 218; 4. Jacob Dye, Albany, Mo., 203; 5. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 151; 6. Greg Murry, Dover, Mo., 105; 7. Kevin Dye, Agency, Mo., 100; 8. Doug Cook, Saint Joseph, Mo., 93; 9. Trevin Littleton, Jacksonville, Ill., 80; 10. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 78; 11. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., and Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., both 75; 13. Stanley Kreisel, Warsaw, Mo., 74; 14. Lucas Cranston, Holcomb, Kan., and Jon Freeman, Salina, Kan., both 71; 16. Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., 70; 17. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, and Curtis Evans, Norborne, Mo., both 66; 19. Alan Jensen, Leon, Iowa, 65; 20. Jeremy Huish, Ness City, Kan., 63.

Nebraska – 1. Daniel Nekolite, Oneill, Neb., 824; 2. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 581; 3. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 575; 4. Joey Danley, Martell, Neb., 565; 5. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 564; 6. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 531; 7. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 515; 8. Cole Vanderheiden, Papillion, Neb., 503; 9. Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb., 472; 10. Gene Ackland, Martell, Neb., 471; 11. Joshua Riggins, Lincoln, Neb., 463; 12. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 458; 13. Mike Boston, Lincoln, Neb., 416; 14. Brandon Horton, Waterloo, Neb., 415; 15. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 410; 16. Trevor Grossenbacher, Panama, Neb., 385; 17. Danial Frickel, Atkinson, Neb., 374; 18. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., 371; 19. Dennis Engelhaupt, Page, Neb., 361; 20. Jake Galusha, Lincoln, Neb., 358.

New Jersey – 1. Buddy Schweibinz, Woodbine, N.J., 549; 2. Timothy Iulg, Bridgeton, N.J., 521; 3. Jeff Paulson, Honey Brook, Pa., 505; 4. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 482; 5. Edward Wagner III, Newfield, N.J., 465; 6. Donald Tanner, Warminster, Pa., 453; 7. Cory Hunsberger, Doylestown, Pa., 439; 8. Jon Brennfleck, Ewing, N.J., 424; 9. Aiden Borden, Jackson, N.J., 402; 10. David Brown, Aston, Pa., 401; 11. Kevin Nagy, Gilbert, Pa., 400; 12. Dale Eggert, Tuckerton, N.J., 355; 13. Darren Cox, Jackson, N.J., 326; 14. Rick Stief, Garnet Valley, Pa., 309; 15. Rory Janney, Estell Manor, N.J., 304; 16. Christopher "C.J." Faison, Laurel, Del., 299; 17. Josh Bricker, Kennett Square, Pa., 294; 18. Kristina Pratt, Sewell, N.J., 269; 19. Mark Bitner, Columbus, N.J., 247; 20. Bob DeVault Jr., Woodstown, N.J., 245.

North Dakota – 1. Ty Hanten, West Fargo, N.D., 325; 2. Tye Wilke, Detroit Lakes, Minn., 300; 3. Andy Pake, Felton, Minn., 286; 4. Paul Kautzman, West Fargo, N.D., 281; 5. Morgan Nyquist, Moorhead, Minn., 267; 6. Marcus Rothenbacher, Ulen, Minn., 234; 7. Brandon Rekow, Ellendale, N.D., 216; 8. Joshua Johnson, Harwood, N.D., 200; 9. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 191; 10. Amelia Eisenschenk, Fargo, N.D., 175; 11. Laela Eisenschenk, Fargo, N.D., 164; 12. Tyler Rabenberg, Cambridge, Minn., 143; 13. Dustin Bluhm, Kindred, N.D., 107; 14. Owen Carlson, Somerset, Wis., 72; 15. Jeremy Snow, Princeton, Minn., 32.

Ohio – 1. Justin Clark, Hamersville, Ohio, 551; 2. Jacob Stickle, Xenia, Ohio, 526; 3. James Caleb Erwin, Marysville, Ohio, 463; 4. Chad Hyatt, Ashville, Ohio, 436; 5. Chris Miller, Chillicothe, Ohio, 402; 6. Bryce Norris, Terre Haute, Ind., 394; 7. Austin Powell, Wilmington, Ohio, 360; 8. Roman Gephart, New Lebanon, Ohio, and Ashley Tackett, Waverly, Ohio, both 358; 10. Hunter Young, Orient, Ohio, 341; 11. Kyle Kruger, Frankfort, Ohio, 339; 12. Dylan Troyer, Urbana, Ohio, 316; 13. Lewie Christian, West Jefferson, Ohio, 284; 14. John Starr, Hillsboro, Ohio, 275; 15. Michael Helterbran, Cable, Ohio, 261; 16. James Moore, Marysville, Ohio, 260; 17. Chase Baker, Waynesville, Ohio, 235; 18. Steven Watts, Nevada, Ohio, 223; 19. Tadd Clary, Chillicothe, Ohio, 196; 20. Joseph Allagree, Chillicothe, Ohio, 158.

Oklahoma – 1. Joe Bob Lee, Cache, Okla., 582; 2. Gary Owens, Pauls Valley, Okla., 539; 3. Jeremy Allen, Blanchard, Okla., 481; 4. Brady Courtney, Carnegie, Okla., 434; 5. Duane Baker, Chickasha, Okla., 430; 6. Cody Whitworth, Oklahoma City, Okla., 416; 7. Terry Easum, Broken Arrow, Okla., 369; 8. Morgan Fletcher, Lawton, Okla., 362; 9. Dane Fields, Lawton, Okla., 359; 10. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 351; 11. Steven Shebester, Tuttle, Okla., 332; 12. Danny Wood, Norman, Okla., 314; 13. Zack (A.J.) (36) Smith, Yukon, Okla., 295; 14. Derrick Gentilly, Carnegie, Okla., 228; 15. Jack Hall, El Reno, Okla., and Elizabeth Phillips, Bixby, Okla., both 221; 17. Bruce Best, Norman, Okla., 208; 18. Loyd Clevenger, Newalla, Okla., 191; 19. Justin Fisk, Oklahoma City, Okla., 153; 20. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 152.

Pennsylvania – 1. Ken Duke, Winfield, Pa., 1,207; 2. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 1,142; 3. Austin Reed, Etters, Pa., 1,048; 4. Timothy Bittner, Beech Creek, Pa., 854; 5. Douglas Dodson, Middletown, Pa., 834; 6. Logan Jones, Mercersburg, Pa., 823; 7. Kruz Kepner, Middleburg, Pa., 817; 8. Jeffrey Weaver, Lock Haven, Pa., 814; 9. Owen Dimm, Mifflintown, Pa., 743; 10. Jarrett Cavalet, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 699; 11. Scott Frack, Gilbertsville, Pa., 692; 12. Michael Alleman, Port Royal, Pa., 671; 13. Logan Spahr, Lewisberry, Pa., 653; 14. Tylor Cochran, Williamsport, Pa., 636; 15. Zach Rhodes, McVeytown, Pa., 622; 16. Jacob Gomola, Guys Mills, Pa., 594; 17. Steven "Stevie" Kenawell Jr., Duncansville, Pa., 585; 18. Jarrett Rosencrance, Butler, Pa., 559; 19. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 553; 20. Jeremy Kornbau, Hermitage, Pa., 548.

South Carolina – 1. Jeffrey Oliver, Pendergrass, Ga., 267; 2. John Frutchey, Huger, S.C., 252; 3. Richard Wisdo, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., 247; 4. Sean Vardell, Taylorsville, N.C., 242; 5. Nathan Emig, Dalzell, S.C., 225; 6. Derrek Treece, Sumter, S.C., 223; 7. Cale Cozad, Charleston, S.C., and Benjamin McCall, Fayetteville, N.C., both 198; 9. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 189; 10. Stephen Surniak, Mooresville, N.C., 184; 11. Brandon McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 137; 12. Jacob McLain, Indian Trail, N.C., 132; 13. Robert Tyler, Mount Pleasant, N.C., 97; 14. Edward Townsend, Statesville, N.C., 92; 15. George Loux, Maiden, N.C., 64; 16. George Blaney, Concord, N.C., 59; 17. Nick Tucker, Mooresville, N.C., 37; 18. Lance Christie, Fayetteville, N.C., 35; 19. Kyle Jenkins, Southern Pines, N.C., 30.

South Dakota – 1. Koby Werkmeister, Armour, S.D., 993; 2. Lee Goos Jr., Hartford, S.D., 819; 3. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 646; 4. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 645; 5. Micah Slendy, Sioux Falls, S.D., 601; 6. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 599; 7. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 583; 8. Andrew Sullivan, Arnolds Park, Iowa, 547; 9. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 537; 10. Nicholas Winter, Pipestone, Minn., 510; 11. Jesse Lindberg, Sioux Falls, S.D., 497; 12. Dillon Bickett, Madison, S.D., 492; 13. John Lambertz, Sioux Falls, S.D., 485; 14. Bayley Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 437; 15. Nick Barger, Madison, S.D., 410; 16. Logan Kafka, Madison, S.D., 397; 17. Blaine Stegenga, Valley Springs, S.D., 366; 18. Jacob Hughes, Hartford, S.D., 358; 19. Alec Mataya, Humboldt, S.D., 350; 20. Aaron Penning, Dell Rapids, S.D., 343.

Texas – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 959; 2. Colby Stubblefield, Seagoville, Texas, 947; 3. Jesse "Chip" Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 777; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 605; 5. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 603; 6. Austin Mundie, Crandall, Texas, 602; 7. Martin Edwards, Forney, Texas, 590; 8. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 547; 9. Stephen McMackin, Greenville, Texas, 544; 10. Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, Texas, 499; 11. Heath Nestrick, Caddo Mills, Texas, 475; 12. Landon Thompson, Haslet, Texas, 470; 13. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 460; 14. Zane Lawrence, Lillian, Texas, 456; 15. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, and Joseph Kasper, Rowlett, Texas, both 422; 17. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 419; 18. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 414; 19. Christopher Townsend, Cleveland, Texas, 413; 20. Trey Schmidt, Conroe, Texas, 412.

Virginia – 1. Bill Rice, Schuyler, Va., 278; 2. Caleb Harris, Harrisonburg, Va., 269; 3. Jerald Harris, Dayton, Va., 265; 4. Matthew Mullins, Newport News, Va., 255; 5. Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C., 213; 6. Aaron Leach, Hampton, Va., 206; 7. Chris Ware, Williamsburg, Va., 194; 8. Joe Leavell, Waynesboro, Va., 152; 9. Billy Hubbard, Cobbs Creek, Va., 145; 10. Chris Humblet, Shiloh, N.C., 143; 11. William Mullis, Seaford, Va., 130; 12. French H. Grimes, Madison, Va., 127; 13. Lance Christie, Fayetteville, N.C., and Mike Leraas, Kernersville, N.C., both 75; 15. Michael Keeton Jr., Manquin, Va., 74; 16. Chris Lowery, Glade Spring, Va., 64; 17. Alyssa Rowe, Chambersburg, Pa., 37; 18. Matthew Leach, Newport News, Va., 34; 19. Gareth Palmer, Fuquay Varina, N.C., 33

 

 

Tanner Carrick 6th in Trophy Cup Standings

PETERSEN MEDIA: With Trophy Cup weekend officially in the books, Tanner Carrick can look back and be proud of his efforts as he ended up sixth in the final standings amongst the 85 cars that entered the coveted event.

“I thought we had a great weekend overall, and if I don’t get into the wall on Saturday night in the feature and cause a little damage, I think we could have even had a little better finish in the race and in the point standings.”

Carrick kicked his weekend off on Thursday night for the opening night of the 28th installment of the popular Trophy Cup. Timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T in fifth fastest, Carrick would start and finish fifth in his heat race.

Forced into one of the twin ‘B’ Main events, Carrick took the green flag from the fifth starting position with just four cars earning tickets into the opening night feature event.

Racing to a second-place finish in the semi, Carrick indeed kept his night alive as he moved into the opening night ‘A’ where he rolled off the starting grid from the 15th starting position.

On a very slick racing surface, Carrick was able to work his way forward before the track started to lay rubber. Working into 10th, Carrick was able to keep his tires under him, and salvage his points night as closed Thursday out with a 10th place finish.

Back in action on Friday night looking to see if he could turn in a better points total, Carrick kicked his night off by timing in eighth fastest after going out late in the qualifying session.

Again, gridding the field from the fifth starting position in his heat race, the Lincoln, CA driver would have his elbows up as he worked his way forward and secured a third place finish in his heat.

Still not having the highest point total in his heat, Carrick was again forced into a ‘B’, where he took the green from the sixth starting position on this night.

Slipping back during Friday’s semi, Carrick’s ninth place finish in the ‘B’ would end his night, as he would keep his Thursday night point total heading into Saturday’s Trophy Cup finale.

Lining up sixth in his fully inverted heat race on Saturday, Carrick had a great run as he worked his way forward and tallied a third place finish with the waving of Ed Entz’s checkered flag.

Helping his point total, Carrick would line up 11th in the 50-lap feature event as he sat 9th in the overall points.

Lining up 11th in the feature, Carrick spnet much of the first half of the race battling for a position inside the Top-10 as the track underwent a fresh re-work prior to the ‘A’.

Getting into 10th at the halfway point, Carrick was up into eighth at the race’s scheduled stop to allow teams to add more fuel. As the track widedned out and allowed guys to get up on the cushion, Carrick was very strong up top but slight contact with the wall with his right rear would cause enough damage to throw him off in the race’s closing laps.

Racing into sixth, Carrick would hang on to the spot as he wrestled his machine around the Thunderbowl as he ultimately finished sixth in the race and also finished sixth in the points.

“We had good speed, we raced really well, and I felt really good all weekend,” Carrick said. “Thanks to my guys for all of their hard work. Hopefully we can pick up a win before our season ends.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Hanson Truss, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 59, Wins: 6, Top 5’s: 22, Top 10’s: 34

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will be idle this weekend before returning to action on November 5th in Stockton, CA.

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

 

 

Tony Gomes Has Exciting Run at Trophy Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- Teaming back up with C&M Motorsports for this past weekend’s 28th Annual Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA, Tony Gomes had an exciting weekend that ultimately came to a tough during Saturday night’s feature event as he battled for the race lead.

“Overall, it was a really stout weekend for the C&M Motorsports team, and I am so thankful that Cody and Mandi had me in their car for one of my favorite race,” Gomes said. “I am super proud of the effort Cody and Bobby put in on the car all weekend and we had some really good speed.”

Gomes kicked the weekend off on Thursday night as he timed the Legacy Specialties Inc./Lund Construction/Anrak Corp backed No. 7c 13th fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Gomes flexed his muscle early in the weekend as he sliced and diced his way into the lead. Going on to pick up the win, Gomes locked himself into the opening night feature event where he then lined up in the second row.

On a very slick surface, Gomes was strong insidet the Top-Five as he maintained his position as the track began to take rubber. Just beyond the race’s halfway point, a broken stop on the front end of Gomes’ car would change the complexion of his race. Sticking it out despite the handling going away, Gomes made the most of a tricky situation as he closed his Thursday night out with a 12th place finish.

Returning to the Thunderbowl on Friday night, Gomes got off to a quick start as he timed in third quick in his qualifying group which then placed him in the third row of his heat race.

With a ton of confidence in the C&M Motorsports entry, Gomes attacked the Thunderbowl as he charged to a third-place finish in his heat race which was good enough to make him the race’s top point earner and transfer him directly into the Night No. 2 feature event.

From his 10th starting position, Gomes continued to show a ton of speed around the 1/3 mile oval. Riding the rim, Gomes was patient as he raced his way through the Top-Five before breaking into the Top-Five during the ladder stages of the race.

A late restart would be detrimental to Gomes’ night as he contact would send him up the track and into the wall which resulted in his night coming to an end.

When the points were tabulated, Gomes was in a solid position as he lined up sixth in his fully inverted eight car heat race.

With a car getting into the fence in front of him when the race came to life, Gomes wasn’t able to get the start to the night he had hoped for as he was mired back in sixth. Unable to charge through the field as he did on Friday, Gomes’ sixth place finish gave him just enough points to lock into the Saturday night ‘A’ main as he was 20th and on the pole of the 50-lap finale.

Slipping back to fourth when the race came to life, Gomes was patient as he let the track slick off over the course of the first half of the feature. Sitting in fourth during the scheduled open red, the restart saw Gomes waste no time working his way forward.

Quickly jumpig into second, Gomes would pound the cushion and flir with the wall as he chased after race leader, Zeb Wise. Closing in on Wise, Gomes would push the issue a little too hard on the 45th lap as he got into the wall in turns three and four and dashed his hopes for victory and brought his night to an early end.

“I was laying it all out on the line those last few laps, and unfortunately I got into the wall a little too hard and ended our night six-laps early,” Gomes said. “We were so good all weekend, and I really want to express my gratitude to Cody, Mandi, Daniel, Bobby, and everyone who supports this race team.”

The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Legacy Specialties Inc., Lund Construction, Anrak, Sam Rhodes, Alturas Tires, Swartz Diesel, PT Shocks, Creason Enterprises, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.

ON TAP: C&M Motorsports is TBD of their next event.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-26, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-14

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with C&M Motorsports by following @PrecisonShocks or @Mandi7C on Twitter.

 

 

Sean Becker Battles Hard with Bjork Motorsports at Trophy Cup

PETERSEN MEDIA- After mechanical issues left Sean Becker and Bjork Motorsports on the sidelines during their Trophy Cup shakedown one week ago, the team returned to Tulare, CA for Trophy Cup this past weekend and had a solid weekend that culminated with Becker racing his way into the feature event through the ‘B’ and finishing 19th overall in Trophy Cup points.

“I am so thankful for the opportunity that Don Bjork provided me, and allowed me to compete in such a great event in a very fast racecar,” Sean Becker said. “Brad Bumgarner (Crew Chief) has put in a lot of work, and he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that truly makes this a lethal team.”

The curtain raised on the 28th Trophy Cup on Thursday night as the Roseville, CA driver timed the Bjork Construction/Kaeding Performance backed No. 7B in fifth fastest in his qualifying group.

Lining up fifth in his heat race, ‘The Shark’ would maintain fifth at the stripe and it would force him into one of the twin ‘B’ main events. Making a late move in the semi, Becker would take the fourth and final transfer position into the feature event where he took the green flag from 16th starting position.

Though the raceway was groomed prior to the ‘A’, it would quickly ‘go away’ and get extremely slick in just a matter of laps. Spending the duration of the race battling in a pack of cars between 12th-15th, Becker settled into 14th as the rubber began to go down around the speedway.

When the checkered flag was displayed to the field, Becker secured a 14th place finish in the opening night festivities.

Friday night was a tough night for the team as a part failure during time trials relegated Becker to timing in 38th fastest in his group.

In a very deep hole, Becker didn’t give up as he finished ninth in his heat race before charging from 20th to 12th in the ‘C’.

Saturday’s finale lined Becker up fifth in his heat race, and needing to obtain as many points as possible in his heat, Becker’s fourth place finish put him in the third row of the Trophy Cup ‘B’.

With his elbows up on the 1/3 mile oval, Becker would get into fifth after falling back to eighth in the early goings of the race. Running in fifth with time running out, Becker made a bold move on the last lap to secure the final spot in the Trophy Cup feature event starting lineup.

Lining up 24th on the starting grid for the 50-lap finale, Becker would slowly work his way up from his starting position as passing would prove to be tough on the reworked surface.

Running in 20th for much of the race, Becker would pick up a handful of positions after the fuel stop as he worked his way to a 16th place finish in the Trophy Cup feature event.

“It was a bummer we had issues on Friday night because I think the extra laps would have helped us for sure,” Becker added. “Overall, I am extremely proud of our efforts and to race our way into the show with 85 cars taking part in this race is no small task.”

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-37, Wins-0, Top 5’s- 7, Top-10’s- 12

ON TAP: Becker’s next event is TBD.

STAY CONNECTED: If you can’t be at the track, make sure to follow @MrsSharkBecker on twitter for constant updates, or become a fan on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeanBeckerRacing1023.

 

 

Torgerson Impresses During Thunderbowl Raceway Debut

PETERSEN MEDIA- With an opening in his Micro Sprint schedule, Ashton Torgerson and his Torgerson Racing team made the decision to take part in the 28th Annual Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA and young Torgerson was impressive as he cut his first laps at the fame 1/3 mile oval.

Enduring engine issues early on during Thursday’s opener, Torgerson and company were able to make repairs and make the call for the Non-Qualifier in in the Rowdy Energy backed No. 02.

Lining up in the third row, Torgerson quickly adapted to the Thunderbowl as he banged the boards to perfection as he worked his way forward. Working his way into the lead, Torgerson picked up the win and kept his night going as he transferred into the ‘D’ Main.

From the fifth row in the ‘D’, Torgerson wasn’t about to slow up. Despite the competition getting a little tough in the 'D', the Medford, OR driver again was able to work his way forward as he battled into the fourth and final transfer position.

Essentially making a quick pit stop to add fuel and make adjustments, Torgerson continued on as he found himself 24th on the starting grid in the ‘C’ with just four transfer positions up for grabs.

Earning his stripes and getting upside down during the ‘C’, the damage was extremely limited and Torgerson was able restart from the tail as he ended the Trophy Cup opener 19th in the ‘C’.

Back in action on Friday night, Torgerson got off to a much better start to the night as he was able to make the call in time trials as he timed the Rowdy Energy backed mount in 20th fastest in his qualifying flight.

Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Torgerson found himself mixing it up with some of California’s best as he held his own and tallied a fourth-place finish.

Having enough points to qualify for the Friday night ‘B’, Torgerson lined up 12th as he chased after one of four tickets into the feature event. Running a very smart race from the sixth row, Torgerson opened up some eyes as he continued to race hard with some veteran drivers.

Finishing 10th in the ‘B’, Torgerson would take his Friday night points total into Saturday’s finale as he opened the night up by taking the green flag from the pole of the night’s first heat race.

Picking up the win, Torgerson earned max points in his heat and was 35th overall in points heading into feature events.

Torgerson’s points standing put him 25-lap ‘B’ where he took the green flag from the 15th starting position. Amidst a field that could make up a feature event on any given Saturday night around the state of CA, Torgerson continued to turn in solid laps on a tricky surface.

When the dust settled on the semi, Torgerson closed his first Trophy Cup out with a 19th place finish in the ‘B’.

ON TAP: Ashton Torgerson returns to Micro action this Friday and Saturday night at Delta Speedway.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-113, Wins-33, Top 5’s-64, Top 10’s-82

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Ashton Torgerson by following Torgerson Racing on Facebook, and @TorgersonRacing on Twitter.

 

 

Mechanical Gremlins End Mitchell Faccinto’s Trophy Cup Finale Early

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading into Saturday’s Trophy Cup finale inside the Top-10 in event points, Mitchell Faccinto was poised to make more noise during Saturday’s feature, however a mechanical issue early in the 50-lap affair brought his night to an early end.

“We had a good run on Thursday night and we took that point total into Saturday’s finale and we were in a good spot,” Faccinto said. “After our Saturday night heat race, we lost a couple of spots, but I thought we were in a really good position to battle for the race win, but we had some engine issues that ended our night.”

Kicking the Trophy Cup off on Thursday night, Faccinto timed the Tarlton and Son Inc./EZ Haul/Executive Auto Sales backed no. 21 entry in 10th quickest in his qualifying group.

Finishing second in his heat, Faccinto would be forced into the ‘B’ where he would take the green flag from the sixth starting position. With four spots up for grabs into the opening night feature event, Faccinto had his elbows up on the racy surface as he carved his way into third before ultimately transferring into the ‘A’.

With the feature event inverted off event points, Faccinto took the green flag from the third row on a freshly groomed surface that would eventually go back to being very slick in just a handful of laps.

Battling in the seventh and eighth positions in the race’s opening laps, Faccinto would find himself in 10th at the halfway point as the track was on the verge of laying rubber down.

Falling back to 11th with seven laps to go in the race, Faccinto would make a couple of moves to get back inside the Top-10 before capping the night off with a ninth-place finish.

Returning to the Thunderbowl on Friday night, Faccinto would time in 23rd in time trials on this night before again finishing second in his heat race.

Lining up ninth in the B, Faccinto would again chase after one of the four transfer positions in the race and got off to a quick start as he quickly worked his way into sixth.

Getting shuffled back over the course of the race on the always tricky Thunderbowl Raceway, Faccinto would end up 12thin the ‘B’, as he quickly turned his attention to Saturday night as he sat 10th in points based off Thursday night’s performance.

Lining up seventh in the fully inverted eight car heat race on Saturday night, Faccinto would hold his position as he finished seventh but it would cost him a few positions in Trophy Cup points.

Slipping back to 16th in points, Faccinto would line up in the third row of the 50-lap feature event as he turned his sole focus on winning the race.

Getting off to a nice start, Faccinto would have issue arise on the fourth lap and it would bring his Trophy Cup to an early end.

“I was excited for us heading into the Saturday ‘A’, but unfortunately, we had some bad luck get us,” Faccinto said. “Thanks to my guys for the hard work all weekend, and thanks to the Tarlton’s for continuing to support all of us.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son Inc., EZ Haul, Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, System 1 Ignition, Vortex Wings, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 48, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 13, Top 10’s: 26.

ON TAP: Mitchell Faccinto and Tarlton Motorsports are back in action this Saturday night at the Kern County Dirt Track in Bakersfield, CA>

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

 

 

Hagar Seeking Season-Ending Victory Saturday at Riverside International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – MARION, Ark. (Oct. 25, 2022) – Derek Hagar will wrap up the 2022 season this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway.

Hagar enters the race with 13 victories this year, including five at the dirt track in West Memphis, Ark.

“Hopefully we can close it out with another win and go into the offseason strong,” he said. “We’ve had some good success at West Memphis and I’m looking forward to getting back there one last time this season.”

Hagar’s 13 triumphs are the most he’s recorded in a single season since 2016 when he posted 16 victories for the second time in three years. After the 16-win seasons in 2016 and 2014, this year’s win total ranks third best.

A big goal is up for grabs this Saturday as Hagar is aiming to end the season with a victory for the first time in his career. He’s won the opening round of the Flip Flop 50 multiple times during the final race night of a season, but has yet to take the checkered flag first in his final A Main.

“It’d be a good boost for us to get things ready for next season,” he said. “We’ve started out years with wins so it’d be nice to finish with a win. I think it’d get us more hyped up for 2023.”

SEASON STATS –

39 races, 13 wins, 21 top fives, 30 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 32 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – J&J Auto Racing

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

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

Hagar would like to thank Ameri-Panel, KO Motorsports, J&J Auto Racing, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Dynotech Performance, A.M.P., Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff’s Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.

 

 

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports sweep Gas City’s Fall Festival of Speed; Cocopah ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (October 24, 2022) – It was a weekend to remember for Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports, as the Ohio-based non-wing sprint car program rolled into the Hoosier State and dominated, ultimately sweeping Gas City I-69 Speedway’s fourth annual Fall Festival of Speed with back-to-back wins on Friday and Saturday, October 21-22.

Westfall, now a six-time sprint car winner in 2022 including three during BOSS Series competition, earned his pair of triumphs in fantastic fashion, utilizing a rally from near-midpack on Friday before outdueling Anton Hernandez in Saturday’s finale. In fact, Westfall started Saturday’s $3,000-to-win Fall Festival of Speed nightcap from the pole position, forced to battle with Hernandez early before losing the top spot officially on lap five. The Pleasant Hill, Ohio, native would go on to reclaim command with ten to go, kicking-off Gas City’s season finale with lucky dash and heat race victories.

Although lining up eighth on Friday’s grid, Westfall wasted little time, taking charge on lap 15 of 25 before a late race caution forced a green-white-checkered finish. Without saying, Westfall held strong for the $2,000 share.

“We’re rolling now and it feels good,” Westfall concluded, driver of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M Bumblebee Express. “It’s good to have this kind of momentum before heading west with USAC. We have a lot of travel and a few big weekends ahead, so to have this level of momentum and confidence is important.”

ON DECK: Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2022 campaign with a USAC National Sprint Cars doubleheader at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Arizona, on Friday and Saturday, October 28-29.

SPECIAL THANKS: Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch each and every USAC event live at www.floracing.com. Watch each and every Xtreme Outlaw event live at www.dirtvision.com. Watch each and every BOSS Series event live at www.thecushion.com

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

STATS: 2020 Wins: 4 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 29) (I-96 Speedway – BOSS – September 25) (I-96 Speedway – GLTS – October 9)

2021 Wins: 2 (Kokomo Speedway – April 9) (Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – July 24 – BOSS Series)

2021 Championships: Buckeye Outlaws Sprint Series (BOSS)

2022 Highlights: Highlighted Florida trip with back-to-back 13th-place finishes during USAC competition at Bubba Raceway Park. Rallied from 12th to finish fourth in Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series start at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Finished 11th with USAC National Sprints at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday, April 16. Finished second in BOSS Series opener at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana, on Saturday, April 23. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes with the USAC National Sprint Cars at Lakeside Speedway and I-70 Motorsports Park on Thursday and Saturday, May 12 and 14; finished sixth and tenth, respectively. Finished second in open non-wing event at Circle City Raceway on Sunday, May 15. Finished 13th in $10,000-to-win Tony Hulman Classic at Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday, May 22. Finished second from 11th during BOSS Series start at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 28. Earned first victory of 2022 in I-96 Speedway’s Full Throttle Sprint Car Nationals opener on Friday, June 3. Finished fourth in Full Throttle Nationals finale on Saturday, June 4. Finished second during Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series action at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri, on Saturday, June 11. Highlighted USAC’s Eastern Storm with three top-ten scores; ninth at Bridgeport Speedway, fifth at Williams Grove Speedway, and sixth at Port Royal Speedway. Finished fourth twice in St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25. Earned second BOSS Series victory of 2022 during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, July 3. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s USAC Nationals on Friday, July 8, and Sunday, July 10. Highlighted Indiana Sprint Week with a top-ten finish (sixth) at Circle City Raceway. Finished second in Indiana Sprint Week Passing Master standings. Earned Gas City I-69 Speedway victory on Friday, August 12. Earned third BOSS Series victory of 2022 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, August 13. Finished seventh with Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Friday, September 9. Finished fifth during USAC start at Circle City Raceway on Friday, September 16. Finished eighth during Eldora’s 4-Crown Nationals on Saturday, September 24. Finished third and eighth during BOSS Series starts at Latrobe Speedway and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 7-8. Swept Gas City’s two-day Fall Festival of Speed of Friday and Saturday, October 21-22.

2022 Wins: 6 (I-96 Speedway | June 3rd | BOSS Series), (Waynesfield Raceway Park | July 3 | BOSS Series), (Gas City I-69 Speedway | August 12), (Fremont Speedway | August 13 | BOSS Series) (Gas City I-69 Speedway | Fall Festival of Speed | October 21) (Gas City I-69 Speedway | Fall Festival of Speed | October 22)


 

Zearfoss to conclude WoO sophomore campaign with World Finals

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Tenth | 7,900 points [ 954 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (October 24, 2022) – The “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss may have had a rocky ending to his 2022 Williams Grove Speedway National Open campaign, returning to score a 15th-place finish after being involved in a multi-car incident during the $75,000-to-win A-Main, but the Jonestown, Pennsylvania, native is ready to move on, setting his aim on the annual World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Certainly no stranger to the state-of-the-art oval, Zearfoss, ace of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Berkebile Oil Company, X-1 Race Cars, K1 RaceGear, No. 3Z sprint car, was successful in the year-end headliner in 2021, finishing second in Saturday’s finale after starting fifth on the A-Main grid. In fact, the only competitor to outrace Zearfoss in North Carolina was fellow Pennsylvania native and cousin Brent Marks, who started fourth in the 25-lapper.

Zearfoss will enter the World of Outlaws World Finals tenth in the championship standings, padded by a victory at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin.

“We’re ready to get back to Charlotte,” Zearfoss said, a sophomore with the Greatest Show On Dirt. “It’s been a trying year, for sure, but to end the year where we’ve had success is motivating for our team. We’d love to end the year in the exact manner we ended last year…hopefully a position better. Hats off to this entire team, and to all of our partners. Everyone hung tough this year and gave it their all. It’s not easy being out on the road.”

ON DECK: Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their sophomore campaign with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series with the season-ending World Finals on November 2-5 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. The Greatest Show on Dirt will be joined by the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds for one huge weekend to conclude the 2022 season.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Berkebile Oil Company, X-1 Race Cars, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and KH Suspension.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Press: www.fullyinjected.com Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS: 2022 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics: Wins: 1 Top-5s: 3 Top-10s: 19

2021 Victories: 4 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Arizona Speedway – Copper Classic – $7,500 – November 27th)

2022 Victories: 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway | Saturday, July 2)

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th in Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals finale on Saturday, February 12. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes (tenth, sixth) in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5. Finished sixth in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Opened Bristol Bash weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway with a ninth-place score on Friday, April 29. Drove forward during starts at Bridgeport Speedway and Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday and Friday, May 17 and 20; 23rd to 14th at Bridgeport and 20th to 12th at Attica Raceway Park. Rallied from the back to finish 12th at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30; started from the pole but made contact with the wall. Finished seventh at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, June 3. Scored three consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals on June 23-25; fourth, tenth, and seventh ($100,000-to-win), respectively. Earned first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of 2022 in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2; first win as a full-time Outlaw. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 9; started 14th. Qualified for Historical Big One and Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway; finished 13th and 14th, respectively. Hard Charged twice with Outlaws through Central Pennsylvania; 17th to 10th at Port Royal Speedway on July 20 and 22nd to 10th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on July 23. Finished fourth in the Empire State Challenge finale at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, on Sunday, July 31. Finished seventh in Ironman 55 finale on Saturday, August 6. Finished 12th in Knoxville Nationals B-Main. Finished eighth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 26. Finished ninth in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3. Finished eighth at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, September 24. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes in starts at I-80 Speedway and Lakeside Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 14-15; finished sixth and ninth.

 

Dietrich rallies to eighth in National Open, clinches Williams Grove Speedway track title; Bridgeport next
ByTyler Altmeyer
Oct 24, 2022

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 24, 2022) – Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing may not have been victorious in Williams Grove Speedway’s annual National Open featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, but the team ultimately won the track’s war, utilizing a rally from 19th to solidify not only a top-ten outcome, but also clinch Williams Grove Speedway’s track championship.

Dietrich, driver of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, finished eighth in the $75,000-to-win National Open, the exact position needed to clinch The Grove’s title. It was a second-ever championship for the Gettysburg native, as well as a second-ever championship for Gary Kauffman, securing the feat by just ten points over Salfordville’s Freddie Rahmer. Dietrich accomplished his first Williams Grove championship in 2019.

In total, Dietrich raced to 15 top-ten finishes at Williams Grove in 2022 while competing in 20 of the 24 main events contested.

The National Open top-ten also gave Dietrich a sense of redemption, as he was on pace to win one night prior at BAPS Motor Speedway, that until a late race incident resulting in a multi-car pileup ended all potential. Accidental contact by another competitor during the late restart was the catalyst.

“An up and down weekend, for sure, but to rebound for a championship is exactly what we were working toward,” Dietrich stated. “Hats off to this entire team. Our consistency and ability to put ourselves in great positions clinched this title for us. I want to thank Gary Kauffman and all of our partners, as well. They allow us the opportunity to race the type of schedule that we do and we owe them everything.”

ON DECK:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will conclude their 2022 campaign with Bridgeport Speedway’s SprintOberfest on Friday through Sunday, October 28-30. The weekend will cap with a $15,000-to-win finale.

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 Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
News: www.dannydietrich.com
News: www.fullyinjected.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2022 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 51
Top-10s: 66
Wins: 14

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 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Wins: 6 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15) (Selinsgrove Speedway | 75th Anniversary Race: 7/20) (BAPS Motor Speedway | All Stars: 8/29) (Port Royal Speedway | Labor Day Classic: 9/6) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 9/16)

2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday, February 14. Finished fourth (from tenth) in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in starts at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6 (finished fourth in each start). Secured three top-ten finishes in three tries on March 18-20; eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on March 18, third at Lincoln Speedway on March 19, and hard-charged from 17th to finish fourth at Port Royal Speedway on March 20. Earned first victory of 2022 during Lincoln Speedway visit on March 26; started tenth and took the lead in 16 laps. Won second feature of season at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 2; charged ahead from tenth. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway’s $6,900-to-win Weldon Sterner Memorial Spring Championship on Saturday, April 9. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 15. Won third Lincoln Speedway feature of 2022 on April 16; started eighth. Highlighted weekend with third-place finish during All Star competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23. Hard charged to finish seventh in Port Royal Speedway’s Keith Kauffman Classic on Saturday, April 24; he started 21st. Rallied from 17th to second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 29. Won fourth Lincoln Speedway victory of 2022 season on Saturday, April 30; started eighth. Finished eighth from 18th in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 11. Finished 11th from 24th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup finale (WoO) on Saturday, May 14. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21; finished third and fifth, respectively. Finished third at Selinsgrove Speedway on Thursday, May 26. Finished third and ninth during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29. Earned back-to-back victories at Williams Grove Speedway ($5,500) and Lincoln Speedway ($19,000 – Steve Smith Tribute) on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway on Sunday, June 5. Capped Ohio Sprint Speedweek (All Star Circuit of Champions) with a pair of victories, Attica Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park, and finished third in the final standings. Capped Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes and four top-five finishes; won Speedweek finale at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, July 3. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway (from 16th) on Friday, July 8. Finished second with World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway (7/20) and Williams Grove Speedway (7/23). Earned tenth victory of the season during BAPS Motor Speedway’s Kevin Gobrecht Classic on Sunday, July 24. Earned 11th victory of 2022 season during Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race on Saturday, July 30 (second feature of two). Finished fourth (from 12th) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 6. Finished second with All Stars at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, on Friday, August 19. Finished sixth with All Stars at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, on Saturday, August 20. Swept Williams Grove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s for $4,000 each. Finished fourth at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway on August 24. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Kramer Klash on August 27. Earned three consecutive podium finishes in starts at Williams Grove Speedway (2nd), Port Royal Speedway (2nd), and Selinsgrove Speedway (3rd) on September 2-4. Finished third in Port Royal Speedway’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 on Saturday, September 10. Finished fifth in BAPS Motor Speedway’s Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 15. Finished fifth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 16. Finished third in Williams Grove Speedway’s Outlaw Tuneup on September 23. Finished second in Selinsgrove Speedway’s National Open on September 24. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Brian Montieth Classic on Thursday, October 6. Finished sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown finale, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, on Saturday, October 8. Scored 14th victory of 2022 in Lincoln Speedway’s Night of Champions on Saturday, October 15. Charged from 19th to eighth in Williams Grove Speedway’s National Open; simultaneously locked up 2022 Williams Grove Speedway track title.

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)

 

 

Bayston and CJB Motorsports lead Outlaw effort in Williams Grove National Open

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Eighth | 8,274 points [ 580 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (October 24, 2022) - Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based CJB Motorsports and Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston put on an impressive display in Pennsylvania Posse Country, not only ending Williams Grove Speedway’s prestigious National Open with a top-five score, but leading the Outlaw charge all together as the highest finishing full-time traveler.

Bayston, who remains eighth in the World of Outlaws championship standings padded by 16 top-five outcomes, finished fourth in the $75,000-to-win program, commencing his 40-lap campaign from the exact same position after kicking-off the program with a runner-up performance during his respective heat race. Although finishing where he started, Bayston did everything he could to climb higher in the running order, pressuring eventual runner-up Brent Marks for second on multiple occasions before settling into fourth.

The end result was Bayston’s best-ever at the Williams Grove half-mile.

“It feels good to put together a solid evening like that, especially amongst such stout competition like the Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse. We’ve been working on figuring out our program for next year and I’m confident we’re getting closer and closer to where we need to be,” Spencer Bayston explained, ace of the TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car. “I’m happy for this entire CJB Motorsports/TrueTimber Camo team and I’m proud of their efforts. It’s hard to believe the end is here, but we’ll head into Charlotte with intentions to cap the year on a great note.”

ON DECK:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with the season-ending World Finals on November 2-5 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. The Greatest Show on Dirt will be joined by the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds for one huge weekend to conclude the 2022 season.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, The Dunn Group, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJB-Motorsports-100190992543697
Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5
News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com
Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net
Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES:
Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATS:
Wins: 2
Top-Fives: 16
Top-Tens: 37

2022 Highlights: Earned main event start during all three nights of Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals; highlighted weekend with 16th-place score in Saturday’s finale. Finished ninth in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step opener on Friday, March 4. Highlighted Thunderbowl Raceway doubleheader with a fourth-place finish on Saturday, March 12. Finished fifth at Merced Speedway in Merced, California, on Friday, March 18. Finished eighth during SoCal Showdown action at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California, on Saturday, March 27. Finished sixth at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico, on Tuesday, March 29. Finished eighth at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 2. Finished second in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Finished eighth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 16. Finished fourth at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 23. Earned his first World of Outlaws victory of the season ($25,000) during the Bristol Bash finale at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 30. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 11. Finished eighth in Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Morgan Cup finale on Saturday, May 14. Finished ninth at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, on Tuesday, May 17. Finished fifth at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30. Finished tenth and third, respectively, during Knoxville Raceway’s annual Brownells Big Guns Bash on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. Finished fourth in back-to-back appearances at Beaver Dam Raceway for Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on June 17-18. Won second WoO main event of the season during Huset’s Speedway start on Wednesday, June 22; $10,000 payday and led laps 26-30. Finished eighth in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2. Highlighted Kings Royal week with fourth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal on Saturday morning, July 16. Highlighted Central PA swing with top-ten (eighth) in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 23. Finished eighth in each of his Weedsport Speedway stops on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31. Finished tenth in 55-lap Ironman 55 finale at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, August 6. Qualifies for Knoxville Nationals B-Main; finishes 19th. Finished fifth in Jackson Nationals finale on Saturday evening, August 20. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores (sixth and ninth, respectively) during visits to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks) and Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo) on Friday and Saturday, August 26-27. Finished third in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3. Finished seventh in the $25,000-to-win Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Saturday, September 10. Earned back-to-back seventh-place finishes during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series starts at Eldora Speedway and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24. Finished ninth in rain-shortened National Open preliminary main event on Friday, September 30. Finished seventh in Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown opener. Finished fourth in Williams Grove Speedway’s 60th National Open on Saturday, October 22.

 

 

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series

Monday, October 24, 2022

With the first round of the 2022-23 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series in the books, it is interesting to look back at some of the movements in the frantic 30-lap feature race.

History will show that Kye Scroop got the job done in the season opener at the Perth Motorplex last Saturday night, claiming his first ever sprintcar feature race, starting from the front and never really being challenged in the Trevor Jolly Racing W18.

Two-time series champion Jason Kendrick was second, after starting from p7 and Taylor Milling was third after starting from p11.

There were plenty of other movers in the race.

Daniel Harding moved up nine spots to claim fourth, while defending series champion Callum Williamson moved up six spots to finish sixth.

Dayne Kingshott is the first winner of the Kincrome Hard Charger award after he powered up 11 spots to finish 10th, while Kris Coyle also moved up 11 spots and finished 12th.

AJ Nash was the winner of Victory 1 Performance Quick Time, while Scroop was also drawn as the winner of the Hoosier tyre draw.

Teams are now regrouping before the second round of the series is held at the Perth Motorplex - on Saturday, November 5 for the City of Kwinana Westernapolis.

Another strong field is expected, with nominations closing with the Perth Motorplex this Wednesday night.

 

 

Schatz perseveres to finish 11th in Williams Grove National Open; World Finals on deck

Date: Saturday, October 22nd Event: 60th National Open Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Track: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 11th (21st)

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Fourth | 8,640 points [214 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 24, 2022) - Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing put on a show Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and although the team was not victorious in the $75,000-to-win blockbuster, their efforts were just as honorable, ending the evening just outside of the top-ten after navigating the Last Chance Showdown.

Schatz, driver of the Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Digital Ally, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts, No. 15 sprint car, was forced to compete in the consolation Last Chance Showdown after mechanical issues plagued the ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion during heat race competition. A heat race “DNF,” which ultimately led to an engine change, sent Schatz to the Last Chance Showdown. Starting from the pole, Schatz went on to win, allowing the Fargo, North Dakota, native to start 21st on the 40-lap feature grid; he would power on to finish 11th.

Despite the mechanical hiccup, Schatz remains fourth in the World of Outlaws championship standings, padded by three victories on the year, as well as a head turning 53 top-ten finishes in 66 contested A-Mains.

ON DECK: Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with the season-ending World Finals on November 2-5 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. The Greatest Show on Dirt will be joined by the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds for one huge weekend to conclude the 2022 season.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Donny Schatz and Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Digital Ally, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

Broadcast Coverage: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com

Donny Schatz: Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing: Web: www.tonystewartracing.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2022 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: Races: 66 Wins: 3 Top-5s: 26 Top-10s: 53

 

 

Amantea Capping USAC East Coast Sprint Cars Season This Weekend at Bridgeport Motorsports Park

Inside Line Promotions – MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (Oct. 24, 2022) – Joey Amantea will participate in the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars season finale this weekend.

Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J., hosts Sprintoberfest, which features a qualifier on Saturday and a 40-lap feature on Sunday.

“We have a really good motor under our hood so I’m excited to break it out,” Amantea said. “We’re going for it and trying to win this thing. It’s a long feature so conserving and saving tires is big. If I can do that right and the cards fall in our favor hopefully we can come out with a win. I want to cap the season on a high note.”

Sunday’s main event will be the longest race Amantea has competed in during non-wing sprint car competition.

“The longest race I’ve been in is a 30-lapper so this will be new for me,” he said. “I’m excited to be a part of a longer race and to learn more about how the car and track changes over such a long run.”

Amantea enters the event ranked fourth in the championship standings thanks to one victory, nine top fives and 13 top 10s.

“I think as long as we finish we’ll end up fourth,” he said. “Judging by how the year went I’m pretty happy with fourth. We had some unfortunate DNFs and weren’t able to run two features so to have a top-five season is great.”

Amantea has earned results of sixth and fourth, respectively, during a pair of series races at Bridgeport Motorsports Park this season.

SEASON STATS –

37 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Saturday and Sunday at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J., for Sprintoberfest with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – JPA Masonry

JPA Masonry, which is located in Mt. Pocono, Pa., is a trusted and experienced masonry leader in the Poconos. Although established in 2001, contractor and owner, Joseph P. Amantea (JPA), has almost 20 years of experience in the masonry field, including custom stone and design. For more information, visit http://www.JPAMasonry.com.

“JPA Masonry drives our race team,” Amantea said. “Without their support I wouldn’t be able to race. I’m very appreciative of all they do for me.”

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, 600cc Performance, CSI Shocks, Smith Titanium, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and JPA Equipment & Truck Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Enjoys Career-Best Season With 12 Wins and First-Ever Track Title in 2022

Inside Line Promotions – PUYALLUP, Wash. (Oct. 24, 2022) – Trey Starks produced a career-best season in 2022 when he won half of his races and earned his first career track championship.

“We took what we expected last year to be and brought it to fruition this year,” he said. “We had scaled back and there was some overlap from COVID so 2021 was goofy. We had speed, but couldn’t find the consistency. We picked up all the pieces over the offseason and built the team back up. The work we put in over the offseason showed. We didn’t run many races this year, but when we showed up to the track we were prepared and fresh. I think there’s a lot to that. It was a really satisfying year.”

Starks posted a career-best dozen feature triumphs – seven at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., and five at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. The season got off to a strong start as Starks won the season opener at both tracks.

Two of Starks’ triumphs at Skagit Speedway came in the 410ci winged sprint car division – highlighted by a preliminary night victory at the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup, which he captured for the first time. He ended up winning the track championship for the first time at the high-banked oval.

“We had everything dialed in,” he said. “With that being said I think there’s still more improvement that can be made. We weren’t perfect all year, but we were consistent enough and had good enough speed I had options to go forward.”

Despite missing multiple races, Starks finished ninth in the 360 sprint car division thanks to a division-best five triumphs. Arguably, the most notable win came during the Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals.

“We had good speed no matter who was racing with us,” he said. “It’s good to know you have a good amount of speed that no matter who shows up you can be competitive.”

Starks posted his first career King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series victory at Grays Harbor Raceway – the highlight of his season at that track.

“That really jump-started the season,” he said. “We won earlier with the 360. The NARC drivers showed up and we showed we can hang with them. That gave us the confidence to try a few things and know we still had speed. Trying new things gave us even more options as far as how we tuned the car and raced against other cars.”

Additionally, Starks posted three top 10s in four starts with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and he tied his career-best mark of a three-race winning streak during the summer.

“We’re not prepared to go race 60 times a year so we don’t try to do that,” he said. “It was really cool to see more 410 races this year. I think we’ll see even more next year and we’ll try to do the same thing as well as amp up our 410 program. Our 360 package is pretty good so we’re not going to change anything there. We’re just going to freshen everything up and try to do it all again. There’s a lot of good things going on in the Northwest right now and we want to support all of the effort that is being put into it.”

QUICK RESULTS –

24 races, 12 wins, 15 top fives, 20 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 24 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

 

 

Patriot Sprint Tour Championship to be Decided at Outlaw Speedway This Friday

By Curtis Berleue (Sodus, NY) | The 20th anniversary season of the Patriot Sprint Tour is set to crown a champion this Friday night with the $3,000 to win Dutch Hoag Memorial at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY. Also on tap will be the make-up feature from the 2021 Outlaw Fall Nationals, an event that was postponed due to a power outage last September.

2019 Champion Davie Franek will lead the charge into Dundee on Friday, as he has a slim 44-point advantage over Jonathan Preston. Both drivers have been fast both in the past and this season at Outlaw, with each of them recording a win there in 2022. In fact, over the last two seasons, each driver has finished outside of the top 10 at the Yates County oval only once in PST competition.

The battle for third place could not be any tighter, with newcomer Dalton Rombaugh and 2021 tour champion Jordan Thomas currently tied with 1149 points each. Thomas has seen success at Outlaw before, but Rombaugh has been fast this year in PST action - with multiple podium finishes, he is knocking on the door for his first tour win.

Veteran Steve Glover is sitting in the catbird seat, currently scored in 5th place in points with 1098, just 51 points back and ready to pounce if either young gun slips up. Coincidentally, Glovers best finish of the season, a second-place finish after leading much of the race, came earlier this summer at Outlaw as well.

Following the full program of the 2022 season finale, the make-up A-Main from last Septembers Outlaw Fall Nationals will be run. As the event did take the initial green, only drivers previously qualified for and taking that green flag in September of 2021 will be able to compete for the $4,000 top prize. If a driver is unable to resume competition, drivers scheduled to restart behind that driver will advance one position in the lineup.

Action is scheduled to commence this coming Friday with gates opening at 5pm and racing starting at 7pm. Pit admission is set at $40, while grandstand admission will be $23 for adults, $20 for seniors and ages 12 & under will be free.

For more information, visit the official Patriot Sprint Tour website (www.PatriotSprintTour.com) or the official Outlaw Speedway website (www.OutlawSpeedwayLLC.com). For the latest news, information and schedule updates, be sure to also follow the Patriot Sprint Tour on Facebook, Twitter (@PatriotSprints) and Instagram (@PatriotSprints).

The Patriot Sprint Tour would like to thank the following marketing partners for their continued support: A-Verdi Storage Containers, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Bicknell Racing Products, Hoosier Racing Tire, Patriot Tank Lines, ASI Racewear, Champion Power Equipment/Super Gen Products, PJC Sprayfoam, Insinger Performance, LC Design, Mike Emhof Motorsports, and CBP Media.

2021 Fall Nationals Lineup:

98 Joe Trenca 2 Dave Axton

9 Bobby Breen 10 Paulie Colagiovanni

63 Josh Weller 22 Jonathan Preston

61 Parker Evans 3z Johnny Smith

28f Davie Franek 79 Jordan Thomas

10x Ryan Smith 87 Jason Barney

47 Kyle Drum 90 Matt Tanner

35 Jared Zimbardi 3 Denny Peebles

17 Kyle Smith 31 Clay Dow

2j Aaron Jacobus 48jr Darryl Ruggles

36b Brian Preston 5k Jake Karklin

13 Keith Granholm 36 Tyler Trump

69k Floyd Billington

 

 

SA Wingless Sprints State Series Confirmed

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

For the first time in several seasons, SA Wingless Sprints has announced their intention to contest a State Series, with early indications suggesting it will be conducted over four rounds at four different venues across South Australia. The series is beginning to create great interest, with current Wingless Sprint racer William Caruso already committing to being the overall series naming rights sponsor through his business Ti Bills Race Parts, in addition to a number of round sponsors also coming on board.

These round sponsors include Cleanaway for round 2 in Mount Gambier, with the Waikerie event being is supported by First National Real Estate in Gawler while the Renmark Paringa Council will get behind the Grand Final. The Whyalla round sponsor is still yet to be announced.

With the Wingless Sprint competitor numbers in South Australia at unprecedented levels this season, the on-track action that is expected will provide great entertainment for the paying public along with great exposure for the Club and the sponsors who have committed to being involved.

The proposed series dates will see the series kick off on November 12 at the Whyalla Speedway, the same venue that will host the South Australian Championship in March 2023. The series will then move to the Borderline Speedway at Mount Gambier on December 10. After a break, the series will then focus on the Riverland with Round 3 at the Sunline Speedway at Waikerie on February 11, with the final round on Easter Saturday (April 8) at the Riverland Speedway in Renmark.

The series also has contingency prizes for each of the rounds. This includes a random draw at the drivers briefing, with 1 driver per round set to receive $100 BP fuel voucher thanks to the Broome family and BP Gambier West. Those finishing 6th onwards will go into the draw to win one of two Supercheap Auto $50 voucher thanks to Alexander Bro’s Construction. For the driver finishing in 10th place in the A Main they will receive a complimentary press release thanks to Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

Pronto United Finance and Obst Customs and Classics have both also generously committed to boosting the end-of-series prize pool, which will be presented at the annual presentation function at season’s end.

There is a $50 nomination fee per round, with the format of each round of the SA Wingless Sprints State Series beginning with Hot Laps / Time Trials, which is an element that is rarely utilised for Wingless Sprints. Each driver will receive 4 timed laps for time trials with the field split into heat race groups with a maximum of 6 cars on track at once. The overall Quick Time from all the combined groups will also receive a $100 Ti Bills Race Parts voucher.

For the opening round the drivers will be randomly assigned into heat groups, but for Rounds 2 to 4, the heat groups are seeded based on series points for those drivers who are present on the night.

Time trial points will be allocated with the fastest driver in each heat group receiving 22 points, with the remaining drivers collecting the standard heat point’s breakdown as mentioned below.

Each driver will then contest two heat races, with each race being 10 laps in duration with a maximum of 12 cars per heat.

The opening round of heats will be fastest to the front based on the results from qualifying with round two seeing the fastest drivers sent to the back (inverted), complete with a row swap.

Heat race points will be 22, 19, 17, 15, 13, 11, 9, 7, 5, 4, 3 and 2, with drivers who fail to finish being awarded drop-out points.

Depending on the car count, three Main events are scheduled for each round with a C Main (if required), with a distance of 12-laps, with the top 2 drivers to transfer to back of the B Main. The last chance B-Main will be over 15-laps with 4 competitors to transfer into the 30-lap A Main, which will be contested by a maximum of 20 cars.

Finally at the completion of the A Main the top five place getters will receive prize money as follows –

1st Place = $500

2nd Place = $400

3rd Place = $300

4th Place = $200

5th Place = $100

More series info can be found at: https://www.tibillsraceparts.com/winglesssaseries along with the series standings and race night information also able to be found on the SA Wingless Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SAWinglessSprintsAWSSA

 

 

LATEST ENTRIES FOR THE 26TH OVAL NATIONALS

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(Perris, CA, October 17, 2022) The latest entries for the 26th Annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals have arrived at the Perris Auto Speedway office. The season-ending races for the Amsoil USAC/CRA and USAC National Sprint Cars will take place on November 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

Amongst the latest entries is one from three-time Oval Nationals champion and nine-time USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series champ Damion Gardner of Concord, California. The driver affectionately known to his fans as “The Demon,” is closing in on his 10th USAC/CRA title and leads the series with six-main event wins in 2022. The last of his victories, which came at the September 17th Glenn Howard Memorial at The PAS, was his 108th triumph. That broke a tie with National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Dean Thompson for the all-time lead in victories in CRA-SCRA-USAC/CRA competition.

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Three-time champion Damion Gardner is one of the latest entries for the Oval Nationals. Anthony Hernandez photo.

In addition to Gardner, two other USAC/CRA Series regulars have also submitted their entries for the prestigious race. Tommy “Thunder” Malcolm of Corona, California and San Diego’s A.J. Bender will be on hand for the three-night event during the first week of November. Both drivers grew up in their teen years racing at the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval. Malcolm began competing and winning at the track in the PASSCAR Street Stocks before venturing off to race Late Models and Modifieds. Bender was a regular and a multi-time winner at The PAS in the California Lightning Sprint Car Series.

An entry was also received from Peoria, Arizona native Tye Mihocko. The driver known as “The Bull,” recently sewed up the 2022 season championship at Indiana’s Putnamville Speedway. Mihocko is no stranger to The PAS victory circle having visited there after a win in the tracks Young Gun Sprint Car Series several years ago.

The early entry deadline for the Oval Nationals is this Friday, October 21st. Entries postmarked by that date are $100.00. Entries postmarked after the 21st or at the gate are $250.00. The entry blank is available at the following link http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/2022/22ovalentry.pdf

As always, the Thursday and Friday night portions of the Oval Nationals will be the preliminaries. The winner on each preliminary night will take home $5,000.00 and the races will pay $500.00 to start. On Saturday, the 40-lap main event will pay $20,000.00 to win and $1000.00 to start.

All three nights of the Oval Nationals will be complete nights of racing with qualifying, heat races, preliminaries mains, and an A main event. The top six cars from the first two nights will be seeded straight into Saturday’s main event and will contest a “Super Six Dash” to determine their starting positions in the first three rows.

In addition to being the season-ender for the USAC/CRA and National Sprint Car Series, Saturday will also feature the “Bubby Jones Master of Going Faster” finale. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon currently leads Ion, California’s Justin Grant by 19-points. Greenfield, Indiana’s C.J. Leary is third and is followed by Chase Stockon and Suter, California’s Logan Seavey. Saturday’s race will wrap up the 10-race series that honors Jones, who was a two-time CRA champion driver. He was also one of the key people involved in the design, construction, and management of Perris Auto Speedway.

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are available now online at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/pas/7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849.

Oval Nationals Winners

1996 – Jimmy Sills

1997 – Rip Williams

1998 – Rodney Argo

1999 – Rickie Gaunt

2000 – Tony Jones

2001 – Bud Kaeding

2002 – Bud Kaeding

2003 – Cory Kruseman

2004 – Cory Kruseman

2005 – Dave Darland

2006 – Dave Darland

2007 – Bud Kaeding

2008 – Jesse Hockett

2009 – Damion Gardner

2010 – Chris Windom

2011 – Damion Gardner

2012 – Mike Spencer

2013 – Dave Darland

2014 – Robert Ballou

2015 – Bryan Clauson

2016 – Damion Gardner

2017 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

2018 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

2019 – C.J. Leary

2220 – No Race

2021 – Kevin Thomas Jr.

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

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank the following corporate partners. Ahern Equipment Rentals, Anderson Chevrolet, Battery Systems, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Communication Innovations, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Flowdynamics, HD Industries, Heimark/Anheuser Busch, Hoosier Tires, Inland Rigging, Living Water’s Hospice, LKQ Pick Your Part, Luke’s Transmission, Moose Racing, Pepsi-Cola, Performance Online, Pole Position Raceway, PrintItNow.com, Rainbow Bolt & Supply, Rene’s Bar & Grill, Rugged Radios, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunoco Race Fuels, Trench Shoring, Upland Rock, Varner Construction and Vista Paint.

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.

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

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

Perris Auto Speedway 2022 Schedule

October 22nd PASSCAR “CHAMPION’S NIGHT” SUPER STOCKS, STREET STOCKS/IMCA STOCK CARS, AMERICAN FACTORY STOCKS, PAS MODIFIEDS AND PAS SPORT COMPACTS

November 2nd 26TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS - Practice Night

November 3rd 26TH ANNUAL HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS - AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL AND AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS

November 4th 26TH Annual HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISER Oval NATIONALS - AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL AND AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS

November 5th 26TH Annual HEIMARK/ANHEUSER BUSCH BUDWEISEROVAL NATIONALS - AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL AND AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CARS

November 12th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION IX DEMO CROSS, FIGURE 8'S, TRAILER FIGURE 8'S, MINI STOCKS AND DOUBLE DECKERS

 

 

Wingless Dirt 600 Micros Added To Huge Atlantic City Weekend January 28 and 29

Atlantic City, NJ - The Atlantic City Gambler’s Classic, the signature event of the Indoor Auto Racing Series, has expanded its offerings dramatically for its 2023 running over the January 28-29 NAPA KNOW HOW sponsored weekend.

The two day event will feature a first ever “Double Down” schedule, with two main events and two Gambler’s Classic Cup trophies being handed out for the TQ Midgets, one on Friday night and another on Saturday night.

Adding another flair to the weekend and bonus for attendees, will be herald the return of Dirt 600 Micro Sprint racing inside the historic Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City venue for the first time in a decade.

“The 2023 race weekend will be our 20th hosting the event in Atlantic City and we are going all in to make it the best weekend yet,” stated series promoter Len Sammons.

“The Dirt Micro Sprint division gives us a different look and hopefully brings in a different group of drivers to experience the fun in Atlantic City.”

Wingless Dirt 600 Micro Sprints will qualify Friday for their feature Saturday. There is also a scheduled Thursday night practice for all divisions.

The first Wingless Dirt Micro race was held in Atlantic City in 2011 and was own by division regular Jimmy Carpenter. Erick Rudolph, a three-time TQ Midget Gamber’s Classic winner, won the 2012 running of the Dirt Micros. In 2013, two features were run, won by Rudolph and the other by another dirt Micro regular, Kyle Lick.

New, restricted rules are in place to limit competition to 600cc Micro Sprints that run on dirt and eliminate specialty built cars for indoor racing competition on concrete. Team entering this division will be required to run Hoosier dirt treaded tires, either a RD20 or the U6SA/ASCS spec compound only.

A complete set of rules and entry forms for all divisions are now available on indoorautoracing.com. Entries for the “dirt” Micro Sprint division will be limited. The event will pay $500 to win, $1500 with gambler’s bonus fee. A divisional sponsor and bonus awards is being sought for the 600 Micros in Atlantic City.

The Indoor Auto Racing series will kick off its 2023 campaign in Allentown, PA at the PPL Center on January 6 and 7 with the 7th running of the Ironton Global sponsored events. The TQ Midgets will again headline that event along with the Slingshots and Champ Karts which will run double features at that event.

Tickets for the recently announced return of the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals for the wingless 600 Micro Sprints at the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ will go on sale Wednesday, October 26.

For more information including ticket information, host hotel rates and racer entry forms visit the series website www.indoorracing.com.

 

 

Justyn Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing earn top-10 finish at Dennis Roth Classic

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA…A Central Valley two-step for Bates-Hamilton Racing this past weekend was highlighted by a top-10 effort during Saturday’s inaugural running of the Dennis Roth Classic at Thunderbowl Raceway.

The double header weekend began on Friday at Keller Auto Speedway, where Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox and the BHR No. 42x took on the $10,000-to-win Anthony Simone Classic. Cox started off the night by qualifying 20th overall in the 31-car field, before finishing fourth in the heat race.

Starting 19th in the NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series feature the 28-year-old was able to climb forward to tally a 14th place finish after 30-laps of hard-fought racing.

Turning their attention to Thunderbowl Raceway on Saturday things got started off on a solid note as Cox timed-in fourth fastest to launch the evening. A fourth-place finish in his heat race then placed the Teichert Construction/ VinylTech PVC Pipe/ Clow Valve/ BenefitRFP/ Lippert Construction mount in the seventh starting spot for the main event.

A well-prepared surface made for an excellent feature once again and at the checkered flag Cox would bring home a 10th place result. “It’s always a blast getting to run Tulare and I’m thankful to have the opportunity to run there in a 410 with the 42x team,” commented Cox. “I’m starting to get more comfortable in the car and I think we have a good baseline for the Trophy Cup this week. It should be a great field of cars and an outstanding event as usual.”

Cox and Bates-Hamilton Racing will kick-off the Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing on Thursday night at Thunderbowl Raceway. The three-night event boasts a $200,000 overall purse and currently has over 100 cars pre-entered for the festivities. If you can’t make it to the track the Cushion will be providing live coverage all three days.

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

Bates-Hamilton Racing Hanford and Tulare Quick Recap-

October 14th: Qualified (20th), Heat Race (4th), A-main (14th)
October 15th: Qualified (4th), Heat Race (4th), A-main (10th)

Upcoming Races-

October 20th: Thunderbowl Raceway – Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing
October 21st: Thunderbowl Raceway – Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing
October 22nd: Thunderbowl Raceway – Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing

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Social Spotlight-

To keep up with Bates-Hamilton Racing be sure to like the BHR Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BatesHamiltonRacing

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Make sure to also follow our Instagram page @bhr_42x

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Victorious During Dennis Roth Classic to Cap Strong Weekend

Inside Line Promotions – TULARE, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2022) – Dominic Scelzi produced a feature triumph and a trio of top fives last weekend.

Just as important, he increased his lead in the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series championship standings to 54 points with only two races remaining this season.

“If we make a qualifying lap each race its mathematically impossible to get beat,” he said. “Our goal this year was to back up our championship from last year. We haven’t got the wins this year compared to last year, but we’ve been incredibly consistent. Our bad nights have still been really good nights. I’d love nothing more than to close the season out by knocking some more wins off.”

Scelzi was a contender during KWS/NARC races on Friday at Keller Auto Speedway and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway, leading laps in both features before placing fourth and second, respectively.

The weekend began on Friday with Scelzi timing in seventh quickest at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. He then won a heat race and the dash to garner the pole position for the Anthony Simone Classic A Main.

“We were really good all night long,” he said. “I really felt it was leading up to a storybook ending. We ran around the bottom the first 15 laps. Rico (Abreu) and I raced for two or three laps before I got back out in front of him. He got back to me with about six laps to go and was able to put me away after three or four laps of pretty tough racing. I tried to move around a bit to get back to him and lost two more spots to fall to fourth.”

Scelzi’s fourth-place finish was his 25th top five of the season.

The team did double duty on Saturday during the Dennis Roth Classic hosted by Thunderbowl Raceway. Scelzi set quick time during qualifying, hustled from fourth to second place in a heat race and won the dash to earn the pole position for the KWS/NARC main event.

“We were challenged by Rico early, but held on,” he said. “Then he had a really good corner with three or four laps to go and I wasn’t able to get back by him. He was stalking me and it just played out in his favor. We had a really good package all night and our speed was good, but didn’t lead the laps that counted.”

Scelzi finished second. He was one spot better in the 360ci feature, winning it for his ninth triumph of the season. Scelzi qualified seventh quickest and won a heat race before the rally from third to win the A Main.

“I think what really helped was I searched around more than the guys in front of me,” he said. “I set the two up in front of me and I was getting by just as rubber was laying down. It all just sort of worked out in my favor, but in all reality I was in Rico’s position in the 360 race. That’s the biggest difference is being able to search around for grip versus in the 410 when I was stuck against the fence as the leader.”

The famed Trophy Cup is up next for Scelzi as he invades Thunderbowl Raceway this Thursday through Saturday.

“We’ve been the high-point guy three or four times within this event and haven’t had a solid finish on Saturday,” he said. “Over the last few weeks we’ve struggled a bit, but last weekend got a lot better. I think our speed is where it needs to be going into this weekend. There’s so much that can happen at a race like this with 100 entries and the best guys in the western half of the United States. It’s a place that is one of the most treacherous tracks in the nation. You have to be smart and have some luck on your side.”

QUICK RESULTS –

Oct. 14 – Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. – Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 4 (1).

Oct. 15 – Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. (410 sprint car) – Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 2 (1).

Oct. 15 – Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif. (360 sprint car) – Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (3).

SEASON STATS –

50 races, 9 wins, 27 top fives, 37 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 46 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Thursday through Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for the Trophy Cup

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

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.

“Sam at Meridian Steel has been a supporter for us for several years and is tied in with our family business,” Scelzi said. “Not only is he a sponsor of our race team, but he enjoys racing in general. We’re grateful to have his support.”

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

 

 

Gravel Guides Big Game Motorsports to Victory Lane During First Race Since Son was Born

Inside Line Promotions – KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 18, 2022) – Big Game Motorsports driver David Gravel celebrated the birth of his son by capturing a victory during his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race since the life-changing moment.

The Gravel’s firstborn, Levi, arrived a week ago Monday. The mission on Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., was to deliver a trip to Victory Lane.

“It’s the end of the year and you want to run well,” he said. “The points thing is a pretty decent gap, but I know if I can continue to apply pressure on Brad (Sweet) you never know what can happen. Also, it’s how I make a living and I have to feed my kid all winter so it’s important to run up front.”

Gravel set quick time during qualifying before he won a heat race to advance into the dash. A runner-up result in the dash lined Gravel up on the outside of the front row.

“It was a night that went smooth and according to plan,” he said. “It felt really, really good to capitalize on that. Running second in the dash was fine. At the start of the A Main I got the jump and was able to control the race. I actually wanted to be second for a few laps to see how everything was going and how the track would change, but luckily nobody really challenged me and I was able to base off lapped cars when I got to traffic to see how they were doing compared to me.”

Gravel led all 30 laps for his seventh triumph of the season with ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt.’ It was his 76th career victory with the series and first ever at the track, which is in its final season.

“I’m sad it’s going,” he said. “I had never got to win there and that was my last opportunity to do that so it feels good to get that done. Trying to get those Outlaws wins are hard to get. I want to get to 100 one day and be in the top 10.”

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday with the Lakeside Speedway Showdown presented by Micro-Lite, which was hosted by Lakeside Speedway. Gravel timed in fifth quickest overall. A second-place result in a heat race was followed by a run from sixth to fourth place in the dash. Gravel capped the night by gaining a position to finish third in the feature.

“It went pretty good,” he said. “We struggled with the car in qualifying and didn’t have it that good for the heat race. The dash gave us an opportunity to try something different. I felt we had a good race car and I was confident going into the feature. I was pretty confident throughout the first half of the race. Then we got a little out of the race track at the end and held on to third. If we wanted to beat the top two we needed to be a little better late in the race.”

Gravel continues to rank second in the World of Outlaws championship standings, but has closed the gap on the leader to only 54 points.

The team heads to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., this Saturday for the Champion Racing Oil National Open. Gravel won the marquee event in 2014 and 2017.

“It all starts with qualifying and putting yourself in position,” he said. “This track is very important with the dash draw. Hopefully we can get into the dash and have a solid pill draw to start in the first couple of rows. All you can ask for is a chance to win and hopefully we can put ourselves in position to contend for the win.”

QUICK RESULTS –

Oct. 14 – I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. – Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 1 (2).

Oct. 15 – Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. – Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 4 (6); Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS –

68 races, 7 wins, 39 top fives, 60 top 10s, 65 top 15s, 67 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Champion Racing Oil National Open with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET’S SPEEDWAY –

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX –

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

TICKET LINK –

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

 

 

Tanner Carrick 9th at Dennis Roth Classic; Trophy Cup On Tap

PETERSEN MEDIA: After a weekend off, Tanner Carrick and his Carrick Motorsports team made the trip to Hanford, CA and Tulare, CA with the KWS/NARC series over the weekend. Having some struggles at Keller Auto Speedway on Friday night, Carrick tuned up for this week’s Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA on Saturday night by picking up a ninth-place finish at Dennis Roth Classic.

“We made a couple of changes before the feature in Hanford, CA on Friday night and it made it too tough on us to run the cushion like we needed to,” Tanner Carrick said. “Saturday night in Tulare, CA qualifying really hurt us, and we dug out of a hole all night long. Overall, I thought we had good speed, we will just really need to be on our game for Trophy Cup this week.”

Getting the busy weekend kicked off on Friday night in Hanford, CA, Carrick timed the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T in second fastest in qualifying time trials before racing to a third-place finish in his heat race.

Moving into the 30-lap Anthony Simone Classic feature event, Carrick took the green flag from the 12th starting position. Struggling to work the thick cushion that had built up around Keller Auto Speedway, Carrick would slowly drift back through the field.

Doing what he could to find grip on the slick surface, Carrick would search the middle and bottom of the speedway as he was simply too tight to try the cushion.

When the 30-lapper came to a close, Carrick was officially scored with a 20th place finish.

Saturday night the scene shifted to Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA for the inaugural Dennis Roth Classic and one final shot to get laps in preparations for this week’s Trophy Cup.

Timing in 13th fastest in time trials, Carrick would miss the heat race inversion and line up fifth. Finishing fifth, Carrick moved into the Dennis Roth Classic feature event as he took the green flag from the 13th starting position.

On a racy Thunderbowl surface, the Lincoln, CA driver had his elbows up as he mixed it up and charged around the high banked 1/3 mile oval. Working into the Top-10, Carrick would battle with the likes of Tim Kaeding, Austin McCarl and Justyn Cox late in the feature event.

When the hard fought race concluded, Carrick closed his weekend out with a ninth place finish.

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Hanson Truss, Eddie’s Lincoln Auto Body, Simpson Strong-Tie, A&A Concrete Supply, Kaeding Performance, and Arai for their continued support

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 56, Wins: 6, Top 5’s: 22, Top 10’s: 32

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will be right back in action in Tulare, CA for the Trophy Cup that takes place this Thursday-Saturday.

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

 


 

Justyn Cox Tallies Top-10 at Dennis Roth Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending another weekend in Central California with Bates-Hamilton Racing, Justyn Cox and team continued to prepare for the upcoming Trophy Cup as Cox tallied a 10th place finish on Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA during the Dennis Roth Classic.

“Saturday night we qualified really well, and just narrowly missed out on a Dash berth with the KWS/NARC point system,” Justyn Cox said. “We tried something in the feature as we prepare for this week’s Trophy Cup and it was helpful and taught us a few things.”

Timing the Bates-Hamilton Racing No. 42x fourth fastest in qualifying time trials, Cox lined up in the second row of his heat race. Jumping into third when the race came to life, a restart allowed DJ Netto to snooker Cox and it dropped him back to fourth where he went on to finish.

Not tallying enough points to make himself eligible for the Dash, Cox lined up for the feature event in the seventh starting position.

On a very racy Thunderbowl Raceway surface, Cox battled hard inside the Top-10 for the duration of the ‘A’. Unable to make a strong run forward, Cox did slip back to 13th at the race’s halfway point.

Racing amongst a tight pack of cars, Cox would start making up the lose ground as he surfaced back into the Top-10 on the 24th lap. Settling into 10th over the final six laps, Cox closed his Trophy Cup Tune Up out with a 10th place finish.

Also in action on Friday night, Cox and company checked in at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA one week removed from a solid run at the Morrie Williams Tribute.

Trying out a new brake system, the BHR team would fight some early gremlins as the Clarksburg, CA driver timed in 20th fastest amongst the 31 drivers checked in for the second-year event.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Cox felt better during the six-lap shootout as his fourth-place finish locked him into the 30-lap Anthony Simone Classic feature event.

Taking the green flag from 19th, Cox got off to a slow start as he fell back to last in the race’s opening laps. Struggling on the slick, Cox would get to the top and start to make up some ground on the thick curb that had built up around the speedway.

Working his way forward during the waning laps of the ‘A’, Cox capped Friday night off with a 14th place finish.

“I really have to thank Josh and Roger for all of their support and being patient with me as he get a feel for each other,” Cox said. “I also want to thank Scotty and Brad for all of their hard work on the car as well. Our whole team is excited for Trophy Cup this week.”

The Cox-Berco Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Michael David Winery, MDW Sports, Stroppini Enterprises, Cranked Naturals, Trex, Master Metal Products, Adrian Blanco Jewelry, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, , Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Don Ott Racing Engines, and Richmond Engines for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-24, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-12

ON TAP: Cox and BHR will be back in action this Thursday-Saturday in Tulare, CA for the Trophy Cup.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Justyn Cox by following him on Twitter @JustynCox__JC.

 

 

Justin Sanders Secures Trio of Top-5’s During Busy Weekend in Central CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending his second consecutive weekend in Central CA, Justin Sanders continued to post strong finishes as the Aromas, CA driver picked up a trio of Top-5’s including a third-place finish at the Anthony Simone Classic with the King of the West/NARC Series on Friday night.

“We have been really fast these last couple of weeks in the 410 and 360, and I am happy how I felt at Tulare on Saturday night,” Justin Sanders said. “With Trophy Cup coming this week, it is important to have confidence heading into a big week, and I am happy with our cars heading into this event.”

Friday night, Sanders and the Mittry Motorsports team checked in at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA for the Anthony Simone Classic with KWS/NARC.

Timing the Farmers Brewing/Mittry Construction/North County Plastering backed No. 2x in 10th quickest in time trials, Sanders then got the jump in his heat race and raced to the important win.

Tallying enough points for the Dash, Sanders then picked up a seventh-place finish in the Dash and lined up in the fourth row to start the 30-lap, $10,000-to-win feature event.

Quickly working his way into fourth, Sanders would be part of one of the best races for the win in recent memory. Hooking up in a torrid battle with Rico Abreu, Dominic Scelzi, and Corey Day, the four-pack of drivers thrilled on lookers as they jockeyed for the top spot on the slick surface.

Racing three and four wide at times, the action intensified as the laps clicked off. When the dust settled on the thrilling feature, Sanders capped his night off with a third-place finish.

Saturday night the scene shifted to THunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA as the King of the West/NARC Series took part in the inaugural Dennis Roth Classic, and the Kings of Thunder 360’s had a Trophy Cup tune up event and Sanders took part in both.

KWS action saw Sanders time the Farmers Brewing backed entry in sixth quickest before running fourth in his heat race.

Lining up ninth in the feature event, Sanders had his right-rear up on the Thunderbowl Raceway boards as he worked his way forward as he chased after another podium finish.

In a deja-vu type performance from Friday, Sanders found himself chasing after the likes of Abreu, Day, and Scelzi again. When the dust settled on this feature, Sanders brought home a fourth-place finish.

Timing the 360ci power plan in eight fastest in time trials, Sanders took full advantage of his front row starting spot in heat race action as he cruised to the win and made himself eligible for the feature event redraw.

Pulling the four, Sanders took the green flag from the second row as he hit the slick surface right after his fourth-place feature in 410ci action.

Running in the third position in the opening laps, the ever changing Thunderbowl Raceway surface saw Sanders slick back to fifth on an early restart.

Once in fifth, passing would prove to be tough at times, as Sanders maintained the positon and closed his weekend out with a third consecutive Top-Five.

“We have a good base for Trophy Cup, and it will just be on us to keep up with the track especially with a lot of cars wearing it out each night,” Sanders said.

Justin and his team would like to thank Farmers Brewing, Mittry Construction, North County Plastering, Alkaline88, Andy’s Construction, Roadside 24hr Service, Wicked Cushion, Roger’s Diner, Factory Kahne, BG Labels and Tee’s, Walker Performance Filtration, Dixon and Son Tires, Ernie’s Service Center, East Lake Village, FK Rod Ends, Triple X Race Co., DMI, Keizer Wheels, Wings Unlimited, Ti64 Titanium, AIS Heating and Sheet Metal, Fred Lint and Family, JonSan Racing, Sandblast Service, G&N Construction, Steitz Towing, Durden Construction, Ernie’s Service Center, and Steve Duppman Racing for their continued support in 2022.

ON TAP: Sanders will be back in action Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night for the Trophy Cup in Tulare, CA.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-66, Wins-12, Top 5’s-43, Top-10’s-52

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Justin Sanders by visiting his website, www.teamsandersmotorsports.com.

 

 

TK Puts On Impressive Charge at Dennis Roth Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting the nod to fill the seat of the Toyota/TRD powered No. 83 over the weekend, Tim Kaeding overcame an early race tangle to finish 10th on Friday night in Hanford, CA before charging from 25th to seventh during Saturday’s Dennis Roth Classic in Tulare, CA.

“Obviously I would have liked to have gotten off to a little better start with Roth Motorsports this past weekend, but I was really impressed with the speed we had and how well these Speedway Toyota’s run,” Tim Kaeding said. “We had a couple issues hamper us early both nights, but we made up for it in both feature events and I am so thankful to be back working with Roth Motorsports.”

TK kicked the weekend off on Friday night at the 2nd Annual Anthony Simone Classic in Hanford, CA where he timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Toyota/TRD backed No. 83 in 11th fastest in time trials.

Lining up third in his heat race, the San Jose, CA native had his elbows up in the six-lap heat as he worked his way forward to garner the win and earn a berth in the all-important Dash.

Finishing ninth in the Dash, ‘TK’ lined the Roth Motorsports entry up in the fifth row of the 30-lap feature event. Running inside the Top-10, Kaeding would be forced to check up in the opening laps and contact with his Roth Motorsports teammate sent him into a spin and forced him to the back of the pack.

From the rear of the field, TK would then put on a show. While much of the crowd focused on a great battle up front, Kaeding was making his own exciting moves from the back. Working his way forward form 24th, Kaeding capped the night off with a 10th place finish.

Shifting gears to the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA on Saturday night for the inaugural Dennis Roth Classic, Kaeding would get timed in 22nd fastest before finishing eighth in his heat race.

Making wholesale changes prior to the ‘A’, Kaeding would have his work cut out for himself as he took the green flag from the 25th starting position.

From dead last, Kaeding quickly went to work banging the boards in a way that many fans have grown accustomed to seeing him do in Tulare, CA as he worked his way forward in a hurry.

Moving into the Top-15 on the 11th lap, Kaeding cracked the Top-10 on lap 21. Continuing to work his way forward, TK worked into eighth on the 22nd lap where he ran for the next few laps, until he passed Austin McCarl late to take the seventh position where he went on to cap off his hard charge.

“I really want to thank Dennis and Teresa Roth for giving me another opportunity,” TK said. “They have been so instrumental in my career, and I was really happy things worked out where I could run for them during their own race. I also want to thank Todd Ventura, Jason, Tara, and Cole Roth, as well as the Toyota/TRD team for all of their support.”

The Roth Motorsports team would like to thank Roth Enterprises, HR Livestock Transportation, Toyota, TRD, Jason, Tara, And Cole Roth Cattle Co., Roth Investments, Speedway Engines, Mobil1, FK Rod Ends, Vahlco Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kent Performance, Kaeding Performance, and Smith Titanium for their support.

ON TAP: Roth Motorsports and Tim Kaeding will be at the Trophy Cup this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in Tulare, CA.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports.

 

 

EDDIE TAFOYA JR. TAKES EIGHTH PLACE IN MOHAVE VALLEY RACEWAY USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR MAIN EVENT

(Chino, CA, October 15, 2022) Eddie Tafoya Jr. came home with an eighth-place finish on October 8th in the USAC/CRA Series 30-lap main event at the Mohave Valley Raceway. The finish gave the rising young star 13 top 10 results in the series’ first sixteen races of 2022. Next up on October 28th and 29th will be the 55th Annual Chapman Chevrolet of Yuma Western World Championships Presented By Yuma Insurance and Avanti at Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway. Both nights will be full points paying shows for the Amsoil USAC/CRA and National Sprint Car Series drivers.

The October 8th race was the 25-year-old driver’s second appearance at the track that is located minutes from the Colorado River. His first attempt at racing on the banked 1/3 mile clay oval came on April 23rd of this year when he placed third in the main event. At the race on the second weekend in October, he opened his show with a sizzling lap of 16.667 in qualifying. That was the second-fastest time in the stout 32-car field.

After starting sixth in his ten-lap heat race, Tafoya went from fifth to third on the second lap before a yellow sent him back to fourth due to a couple of cars tangling in turn four. Once racing resumed, the Chino Hills, California resident drove back into third and stayed there until slipping to fourth on the last go-around. The fourth-place finish guaranteed him a spot in the first three rows of the main event.

After a long track prep for the 30-lapper, Tafoya was starting on the outside of the third row in sixth as he was the fastest qualifier to finish in the top four in the heat races. After racing into fifth early on, the 2019 USAC/CRA and Southwest Rookie of the Year, slipped back to ninth. However, he clawed his way back to eighth in the waning laps on the windy night in Arizona. The finish extended his USAC/CRA streak of finishing no worse than eighth to six months and 10 races.

The 8th place result allowed Tafoya to close to within 19-points of the third-place driver in the season-long championship point standings with five races to go.

Starting with opening night at the Western World on October 28th, the final five races will combine the USAC/CRA Series with the USAC National Sprint Car Series. After the two nights at Cocopah, the action will return to Tafoya’s home track, Perris Auto Speedway, to close the season with the 26th annual Heimark Anheuser Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals on November 3rd, 4th and fifth.

As soon as the 2022 season comes to an end, Tafoya, and The Specialty Fasteners #51T team, will be prepping for the 2023 campaign. The cars will be stripped down to bare frames before being rebuilt and ready to go on the other side of the New Year. In addition to the work on the cars in the shop, the team will be busy exploring corporate partnership opportunities for the upcoming campaign. If you or your company would like to be a partner with the Specialty Fasteners team in 2023, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team’s plans.

Be sure to stop by the Specialty Fasteners hauler after the races race to meet Tafoya and his team and to pick up one of his great-looking team shirts.

Tafoya has a great new YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51. The same contact point can be used to purchase his great-looking shirts via mail.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2022 Race Results

1-27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main

1-28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 9th A Main

1-29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main

3-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 18th A Main

4-1 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main

4-2 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 15th A Main

4-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main

4-30 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

5-14 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

5-28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

6-11 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

6-25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

7-8 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th A Main

7-9 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th A Main

7-10 Huset’s Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 15th A Main

8-6 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

8-27 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

9-17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

10-8 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 8th A Main

 

 

MATT McCARTHY AND LOGAN WILLIAMS BOTH MOVE UP IN MAIN EVENT ON WINDY NIGHT AT MOHAVE VALLEY RACEWAY

(Ontario, CA, October 15, 2022) On a night when the USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series saw more than its share of torn up race cars at the Mohave Valley Raceway, Flowdynamics drivers Matt McCarthy, and Logan Williams each stayed out of trouble and moved forward from their initial starting positions in the 30-lap main event. The team is now preparing for its final two races of the 2022 campaign at the Cocopah Speedway and Perris Auto Speedway.

Making its second appearance at the Arizona racetrack, the team was greeted by the same breezy conditions to start the night that they faced at the track six months earlier. In addition to the gorgeous #28M and #5W cars of McCarthy and Williams, 30 other USAC/CRA teams had gathered for the event in the “Copper State.” Riverside, California resident McCarthy timed in 13 fastest with a lap of 15.066 in qualifying. Yorba Linda, California’s Williams, who always competes in USAC CRA against his two older brothers, was 21st quickest in the time trials with a lap of 15.309.

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Logan Williams is sixth in the UCAC/CRA Series points. Bobby Kimbrough photo.

The two young teammates found themselves pitted against each other along with six other competitors in the first heat race of the night on the 1/3 of a mile Arizona banked clay oval. Williams started on the pole in the 10-lapper with McCarthy right behind him on the inside of the second row. They commandeered the second and third spots as soon as the race took the green flag. A late race pass netted McCarthy a second-place finish with Williams taking third.

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Matt McCarthy is 10th in USAC/CRA points. Bobby Kimbrough photo.


For the last 30-lap sprint car main event on the Arizona Oval for this year, McCarthy began the race on the outside of row 6. Williams was coming from the inside of row 10 in the 19th position. Both drivers managed to stay out of trouble in the 30-lapper and they both advanced forward. McCarthy brought it home in the 10th spot. That is the same position he finished in April. Williams advanced three spots forward and finished 16th. That was six positions better than he finished at the track in April when a faux pas by another car knocked him out of the race on the first lap.

McCarthy remains 10th in the standings and is 61-points out of ninth going into Cocopah. William stayed in the sixth-place spot and is only 38-points out of fifth.

The flow dynamics team will not return to action until October 28th and 29th in the 55th Annual Chapman Chevrolet of Yuma Western World Championships Presented by Yuma Insurance and Avanti at Cocopah Speedway. One week after that, the Flowdynamics drivers will close the 2022 campaign at the November 3rd, 4th, and 5th 26 annual Heimark Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway.

Even though the end of the 2022 season is only three weeks away, the hard work for the 2023 campaign will begin almost immediately. The team will be tearing down the cars, going over them, and making any repairs and adjustments needed. They will also be ordering parts and discussing the possibility of marketing opportunities for 2023. If you or your company would like to be a part of one of the West Coast’s most visible sprint car teams for the upcoming season, please contact John McCarthy at 909 930-5522 or mailto:john@flody.inc mailto:john@flodyinc.com

When you are at a race that the Flowdynamics drivers are competing in, be sure to head down to the pits to meet McCarthy and Williams and pick up one of their fine-looking team shirts.

McCarthy and Williams would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2022 season possible. Flowdynamics Inc., JFK Design Build, Cal Therm Mechanical Insulators, CRC Component Repair Co., Encore Gas and Supply, Drink-Pac, and Benic Enterprises.

Matt McCarthy 2022 Results

1/27/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

1/28/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

1/29/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 14th A Main

3/26/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

4/1/22 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

4/2/22 Tulare Thunderbowl USAC/CRA 18th A Main

4/23/22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

4/30/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

5/14/22 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

5/28/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 15th A Main

6/11/22 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

6/25/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 8th A Main

8/6/22 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 18th A Main

8-20-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main

9-17-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 12th A Main

10-8-22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

Logan Williams 2022 Results

1/27/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

1/28/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

1/29/22 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA 7th A Main

3/26/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

4/1/22 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

4/2/22 Tulare Thunderbowl USAC/CRA 12th A Main

4/23/22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 22nd A Main

4/30/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 11th A Main

5/14/22 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

5/28/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

6/11/22 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 10th A Main

6/25/22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 5th A Main

8/6/22 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 4th A Main

8-20-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

9-17-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA DNS

10-8-22 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 16th A Main

 

Zearfoss scores back-to-back top-tens in Midwest visit to I-80 and Lakeside
ByTyler Altmeyer
Oct 17, 2022

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Tenth | 7,780 points [ 972 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (October 17, 2022) – Despite poor luck plaguing his Nittany Showdown appearance at Port Royal Speedway, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing persevered in a big way and continued their sophomore campaign with the Greatest Show On Dirt with back-to-back top-ten appearances in the Midwest, concluding their visits to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, and Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, with sixth and ninth place finishes, respectively. Zearfoss started tenth on each of the weekend grids.

A great momentum kick before returning to Pennsylvania for the coveted Williams Grove Speedway National Open, Zearfoss’ top-ten sweep bumps his season total to 19 with this most recent, before the Nebraska and Kansas weekend, occurring at Sharon Speedway on September 24.

Zearfoss remains tenth in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship standings, padded by a Series victory at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin.

“We needed a good swing like this, especially with our weekend at Port Royal ending in a mess,” said Zearfoss, ace of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Berkebile Oil Company, X-1 Race Cars, K1 RaceGear, No. 3Z sprint car. “This is a great momentum kick heading into the National Open. We’ve been victorious with the Outlaws at Williams Grove before and I’m confident we have the program to do it again.”

ON DECK:
Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will continue their sophomore campaign with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series with a return to the Keystone State, entering the 60th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open on Saturday, October 22. The famous battle between the Outlaws and PA Posse pays out $75,000-to-win and will be contested at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., C&D Rigging Inc., Klick Lewis Cars, J.P. Adamsky Trucking, Berkebile Oil Company, X-1 Race Cars, K1 RaceGear, BK Titanium, AL Driveline, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Walker Performance Filtration, Bell Helmets, System 1 Pro Ignition, Allstar Performance, Wilwood, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, and KH Suspension.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Press: www.fullyinjected.com
Online Home: www.brockzearfoss.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing
Merchandise: http://www.brockzearfoss.com/shopping/

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2022 Brock Zearfoss Racing WoO Statistics:
Wins: 1
Top-5s: 3
Top-10s: 19

2021 Victories: 4 (Ellenbrook Speedway [Western Australia] – January 2) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Perth Motorplex [Western Australia] – January 9) (Arizona Speedway – Copper Classic – $7,500 – November 27th)

2022 Victories: 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway | Saturday, July 2)

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th in Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals finale on Saturday, February 12. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes (tenth, sixth) in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step on Friday and Saturday, March 4-5. Finished sixth in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Opened Bristol Bash weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway with a ninth-place score on Friday, April 29. Drove forward during starts at Bridgeport Speedway and Attica Raceway Park on Tuesday and Friday, May 17 and 20; 23rd to 14th at Bridgeport and 20th to 12th at Attica Raceway Park. Rallied from the back to finish 12th at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30; started from the pole but made contact with the wall. Finished seventh at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, June 3. Scored three consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals on June 23-25; fourth, tenth, and seventh ($100,000-to-win), respectively. Earned first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of 2022 in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2; first win as a full-time Outlaw. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 9; started 14th. Qualified for Historical Big One and Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway; finished 13th and 14th, respectively. Hard Charged twice with Outlaws through Central Pennsylvania; 17th to 10th at Port Royal Speedway on July 20 and 22nd to 10th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on July 23. Finished fourth in the Empire State Challenge finale at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, on Sunday, July 31. Finished seventh in Ironman 55 finale on Saturday, August 6. Finished 12th in Knoxville Nationals B-Main. Finished eighth at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on Friday, August 26. Finished ninth in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3. Finished eighth at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, September 24. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes in starts at I-80 Speedway and Lakeside Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 14-15; finished sixth and ninth.

 


 

 

Danny Dietrich scores win #14 in Lincoln Speedway’s Night of Champions
ByTyler Altmeyer
Oct 17, 2022

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 17, 2022) – For the 61st time in his career, and for the sixth time of 2022, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich is a Lincoln Speedway winner, securing his most recent triumph in the Speedway’s Night of Champions program on Saturday, October 15. The win, a $5,000 payday for the Gettysburg native, was accomplished from third on the grid, driving by Lucas Wolfe early before commencing a long and heated battled with Penngrove, California’s Buddy Kofoid.

Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, drove to the front with 19 to go, utilizing a slider to get by Kofoid before the Californian attempted to return the favor on multiple occasions. Without saying, Dietrich held on, simultaneously bumping his season’s win total to 14.

One night prior at Port Royal Speedway, Dietrich finished seventh, battling ahead two spots from ninth on the A-Main grid.

“These never get old,” explained Dietrich. “I can’t say enough about the guys standing up here behind me. It’s a long year, for sure, but to keep these wins coming it’s really special. We still have some starts ahead…hopefully we can add a few more marks in the win column before the year concludes.”

ON DECK:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with the 60th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open on Saturday, October 22. The famous battle between the Outlaws and PA Posse pays out $75,000-to-win and will be contested at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

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 Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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Twitter: www.twitter.com/dannydietrich
Merchandise: www.dannydietrich.com/merch
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BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS:
2022 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 51
Top-10s: 65
Wins: 14

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 Wins: 15 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2021 Wins: 6 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15) (Selinsgrove Speedway | 75th Anniversary Race: 7/20) (BAPS Motor Speedway | All Stars: 8/29) (Port Royal Speedway | Labor Day Classic: 9/6) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 9/16)

2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday, February 14. Finished fourth (from tenth) in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in starts at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6 (finished fourth in each start). Secured three top-ten finishes in three tries on March 18-20; eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on March 18, third at Lincoln Speedway on March 19, and hard-charged from 17th to finish fourth at Port Royal Speedway on March 20. Earned first victory of 2022 during Lincoln Speedway visit on March 26; started tenth and took the lead in 16 laps. Won second feature of season at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 2; charged ahead from tenth. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway’s $6,900-to-win Weldon Sterner Memorial Spring Championship on Saturday, April 9. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 15. Won third Lincoln Speedway feature of 2022 on April 16; started eighth. Highlighted weekend with third-place finish during All Star competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23. Hard charged to finish seventh in Port Royal Speedway’s Keith Kauffman Classic on Saturday, April 24; he started 21st. Rallied from 17th to second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 29. Won fourth Lincoln Speedway victory of 2022 season on Saturday, April 30; started eighth. Finished eighth from 18th in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 11. Finished 11th from 24th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup finale (WoO) on Saturday, May 14. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21; finished third and fifth, respectively. Finished third at Selinsgrove Speedway on Thursday, May 26. Finished third and ninth during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29. Earned back-to-back victories at Williams Grove Speedway ($5,500) and Lincoln Speedway ($19,000 – Steve Smith Tribute) on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway on Sunday, June 5. Capped Ohio Sprint Speedweek (All Star Circuit of Champions) with a pair of victories, Attica Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park, and finished third in the final standings. Capped Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes and four top-five finishes; won Speedweek finale at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, July 3. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway (from 16th) on Friday, July 8. Finished second with World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway (7/20) and Williams Grove Speedway (7/23). Earned tenth victory of the season during BAPS Motor Speedway’s Kevin Gobrecht Classic on Sunday, July 24. Earned 11th victory of 2022 season during Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race on Saturday, July 30 (second feature of two). Finished fourth (from 12th) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 6. Finished second with All Stars at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, on Friday, August 19. Finished sixth with All Stars at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, on Saturday, August 20. Swept Williams Grove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s for $4,000 each. Finished fourth at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway on August 24. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Kramer Klash on August 27. Earned three consecutive podium finishes in starts at Williams Grove Speedway (2nd), Port Royal Speedway (2nd), and Selinsgrove Speedway (3rd) on September 2-4. Finished third in Port Royal Speedway’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 on Saturday, September 10. Finished fifth in BAPS Motor Speedway’s Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 15. Finished fifth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 16. Finished third in Williams Grove Speedway’s Outlaw Tuneup on September 23. Finished second in Selinsgrove Speedway’s National Open on September 24. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Brian Montieth Classic on Thursday, October 6. Finished sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown finale, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, on Saturday, October 8. Scored 14th victory of 2022 in Lincoln Speedway’s Night of Champions on Saturday, October 15.

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)

 

 

Justin Whittall breaks through for first-ever Port Royal Speedway 410 triumph

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

VINCENTOWN, N.J. (October 17, 2022) – If prior results suggested anything, it was that Vincentown, New Jersey’s Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports were on pace to break through at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace.” And that’s exactly what happened on Friday, October 14, as Whittall, ace of the JG Kronenberger Fine Jewelry, Mid-Atlantic Transport, Pioneer Auto Body, Worldwide Bearings, Enterprise, No. 67 sprint car, captured his first-ever victory at the Juniata County Fairgrounds, securing a $6,000 payday in the process while holding off Port Royal’s own Dylan Cisney.

Utilizing Port Royal’s notoriously thin and high-paced outer groove, Whittall’s campaign at the front of the field was stout, as well as impressive. In fact, Whittall’s ability to avoid near-devastation with ten circuits remaining was also impressive, forced to weave through a pileup on the backstretch before leaving the scene unscathed.

Adding some glamor to the weekend result, the victory occurred in Port Royal’s final 410 sprint car program of the season. Not only that, the triumph was Whittall’s second-ever in a 410 sprint car, securing his first at Williams Grove Speedway during the 2021 season.

“What a feeling. We’ve been close on a number of occasions this year, so to break through for a Port Royal Speedway victory is just incredible…I’m still kinda speechless,” said Whittall. “I can’t thank my team, my family, and all of my partners enough for believing in me, and believing in what this team is trying to do. We’ve proven to ourselves that we can compete with the best at this place, but now we’ve proven to ourselves that we can win. I’m excited for what the future has in store for us.”

ON DECK: Justin Whittall and JW Motorsports will continue their 2022 campaign with the 60th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open on Saturday, October 22. The famous battle between the Outlaws and PA Posse pays out $75,000-to-win and will be contested at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

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

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com. Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com. Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com. Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.

STATS: 2021 Highlights: Finished 12th during Bridgeport Speedway start on Tuesday, April 6. Finished third during the Open Wheel Madness event at Port Royal Speedway on April 24. Earned first-ever 410 sprint feature win during Williams Grove Speedway stop on Friday, June 4; $6,000 payday. Finished tenth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 12. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on August 21. Finished eighth in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial. Finished 21st in Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Finished tenth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Outlaws tune up on September 24. Finished eighth in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial National Open on September 25. Finished 11th in Port Royal’s Nittany Showdown finale featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

2021 Wins: 1 (Williams Grove Speedway | June 4)

2022 Highlights: Finished ninth in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30. Finished tenth in Port Royal Speedway’s 80th season opener on Sunday, March 6 (42 cars entered). Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes during starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, March 25-26; finished ninth at Williams Grove Speedway and fifth at Lincoln Speedway – Whittall’s first top-five of the year. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 2 – bettering his best performance of the season. Finished eighth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 16. Earned first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions top-ten finish during start at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23. Finished tenth at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 24. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes during starts at Williams Grove Speedway (7th) and Port Royal Speedway (9th) on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. Qualified for Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup (WoO) on Saturday, May 14; finished 15th. Highlighted Memorial Day weekend with All Star Circuit of Champions feature starts during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial; finished ninth and 13th on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, respectively. Finished tenth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 3, and finished sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 4. Finished seventh and sixth, respectively, in visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 17-18. Finished fifth and sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race Twin 20’s event on July 30. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores, including a podium run, in starts at Port Royal Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway, respectively, on September 3-4. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 on Saturday, September 10; best-ever finish against the All Star Circuit of Champions. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown opener featuring the World of Outlaws on Friday, October 7. Won first-ever Port Royal Speedway feature on Friday, October 14; a $6,000 victory.

2022 Wins: 1 (Port Royal Speedway | $6,000 | October 14)

 

 

 

Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing kicks-off Thursday at Thunderbowl Raceway

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA - October 17, 2022...Electricity is drifting through the air as one of the biggest weeks in California Sprint Car racing has arrived, which means only one thing, it’s time for Trophy Cup 28 at Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

The Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing is not just known for featuring some of the best racing seen all year long, but it’s also well regarded for being held to benefit one of the truly great organizations around, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. With the Trophy Cup’s donation last year, it brought the total amount of contributions to $2,350,000 since the event was created back in 1994.

This weekend marks the 17th occasion that the Trophy Cup will be held at Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. All cars that start the Saturday A-main are guaranteed at least $5,000 in weekend winnings and the overall champion is guaranteed a stout $28,000 in weekend winnings. The three-day extravaganza on October 20th, 21st and 22nd features a $200,000 overall purse.

Past Trophy Cup champs set to compete this weekend include three-time winner Tim Kaeding of San Jose; two-time champion Shane Golobic of Fremont, along with single-time winners Rico Abreu of Rutherford, Bud Kaeding from Campbell, Willie Croft of Colfax, Chico’s Jonathan Allard and Fresno’s Craig Stidham.

“It’s been great to see the fan and team support continue to be outstanding at the Trophy Cup year after year, which has simply been amazing to watch,” said Thunderbowl Raceway Promoter Steve Faria. “The extra functions on the fairgrounds continue to create a happening at the event and one that people mark down on their calendar every season. I know we are looking forward to it and hope everyone else is too. Dave Pusateri and his entire team do an exceptional job with everything. I know we’re honored to host the Trophy Cup for the 17th straight year.”

Adult grandstand tickets for the 28th Trophy Cup cost $50 on Thursday and Friday and $55 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $45 on Thursday and Friday and $50 on Saturday. Kids pricing and senior pricing is also available.

Tickets can be purchased starting at approximately 10am-10:30 each race day behind the stands at the box office. The event has never sold out and plenty of tickets will be available. The pit gate opens at 10am on Thursday October 20th, with the drivers meeting just after 3pm. Wheel packing, hot laps, qualifying and heat races will follow.

The special events that have become so popular are also returning with a slight twist. Following the races on Thursday will be BBQ Night sponsored by High 5 Pizza and Catering, while Friday after the races will be Taco Bravo Fiesta Night featuring Tacos. On Saturday afternoon from 11am-2pm Steve Faria and Thunderbowl Raceway will present the annual Spaghetti Feed.

Both Thursday and Friday nights will showcase Razor Bike Races plus RC car racing for children, while a brand-new function on Saturday includes the Driver Dunk Tank. The post-race parties start 20 minutes after the checkered flag with beer, water and soft drinks also available for purchase inside.

A donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the door during all these events is appreciated. Fans and teams are all encouraged to attend the special eating events. More info on the Trophy Cup, as well as an entry list can be found at www.trophycup.org

Special thanks to Promoter Steve Faria with System 1 and System 1 Pro Ignition, General Manager Josh Miller, along with all our partners for making things happen at Thunderbowl Raceway including Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC, Budweiser, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, George at Garton Tractor, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

For more info on the Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway-392991907541396/?fref=ts The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets at 620 South K Street Tulare, California 93274. 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.

 

 

Bayston finds tough luck at I-80, hard charges at Lakeside; Set to return to Pennsylvania

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Eighth | 8,132 points [ 620 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CARLISLE, Pa. (October 17, 2022) - Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports did everything they could to continue their consistent ways during the recent weekend, but their trips to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, and Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, ultimately concluded outside of the top-ten. Despite the poor luck and frustration, the team did have a silver lining, eventually highlighting the Midwest pair with a Hard Charging performance at Lakeside on Saturday, October 14.

Bayston, who remains eighth in the World of Outlaws standings, charged ahead eight positions in his Saturday night campaign, technically commencing his efforts from the Last Chance Showdown before ending the A-Main 14th in the running order.

One night prior at I-80 Speedway, Bayston was well on his way to a top-ten outcome, that until a hiccup in turns three and four sent the Lebanon, Indiana, native on a wild ride; he was uninjured.

“We had a full package Friday night and I think we were solid enough to lock up another top-five or top-ten result...I just had some issues and it’s a shame things had to end the way they did,” said Bayston, ace of the TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car. “To rebound like we did on Saturday and hard charge through the field is really motivating. As much as we are trying to finish these last few weeks strong, we are experimenting as well…trying to lock down our package for next year. I think we learned a lot on Saturday and we now know a little bit more about the configurations we’ve been working on.”

ON DECK: Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a return to the Keystone State, entering the 60th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open on Saturday, October 22. The famous battle between the Outlaws and PA Posse pays out $75,000-to-win and will be contested at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

SPECIAL THANKS: Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Signing Day Sports, Bubbly Brands, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, The Dunn Group, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: www.facebook.com/CJB-Motorsports-100190992543697 Twitter: www.twitter.com/cjb_51 Instagram: www.instagram.com/cjbmotorsports5 News coverage: www.fullyinjected.com Online home: www.cjbmotorsports.net Merchandise: www.spencerbayston.com

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES: Mark Miller: mmiller8995@gmail.com

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATS: Wins: 2 Top-Fives: 15 Top-Tens: 36

2022 Highlights: Earned main event start during all three nights of Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals; highlighted weekend with 16th-place score in Saturday’s finale. Finished ninth in Cotton Bowl Speedway’s Texas Two-Step opener on Friday, March 4. Highlighted Thunderbowl Raceway doubleheader with a fourth-place finish on Saturday, March 12. Finished fifth at Merced Speedway in Merced, California, on Friday, March 18. Finished eighth during SoCal Showdown action at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California, on Saturday, March 27. Finished sixth at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico, on Tuesday, March 29. Finished eighth at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 2. Finished second in the annual Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Finished eighth at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 16. Finished fourth at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 23. Earned his first World of Outlaws victory of the season ($25,000) during the Bristol Bash finale at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 30. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 11. Finished eighth in Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Morgan Cup finale on Saturday, May 14. Finished ninth at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey, on Tuesday, May 17. Finished fifth at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, May 30. Finished tenth and third, respectively, during Knoxville Raceway’s annual Brownells Big Guns Bash on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11. Finished fourth in back-to-back appearances at Beaver Dam Raceway for Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on June 17-18. Won second WoO main event of the season during Huset’s Speedway start on Wednesday, June 22; $10,000 payday and led laps 26-30. Finished eighth in Cedar Lake Speedway’s Independence Day Spectacular finale on Saturday, July 2. Highlighted Kings Royal week with fourth-place run in Knight Before the Kings Royal on Saturday morning, July 16. Highlighted Central PA swing with top-ten (eighth) in Williams Grove Speedway’s Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 23. Finished eighth in each of his Weedsport Speedway stops on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31. Finished tenth in 55-lap Ironman 55 finale at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, August 6. Qualifies for Knoxville Nationals B-Main; finishes 19th. Finished fifth in Jackson Nationals finale on Saturday evening, August 20. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores (sixth and ninth, respectively) during visits to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks) and Red River Valley Speedway (West Fargo) on Friday and Saturday, August 26-27. Finished third in Sage Fruit Skagit Nationals finale on Saturday, September 3. Finished seventh in the $25,000-to-win Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Saturday, September 10. Earned back-to-back seventh-place finishes during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series starts at Eldora Speedway and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24. Finished ninth in rain-shortened National Open preliminary main event on Friday, September 30. Finished seventh in Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown opener.

 

 

Abreu perfect in NARC double at Keller Auto Speedway and Thunderbowl Raceway

Date: Friday, October 14th Event: Anthony Simone Classic Series: NARC Sprint Car Series Track: Keller Auto Speedway (Hanford, California) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (3rd)

Date: Saturday, October 15th Event: Dennis Roth Classic Series: NARC Sprint Car Series Track: Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, California) Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (8th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (October 17, 2022) - St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu put it all together in his recent return to the Golden State, not only accomplishing two NARC victories in just as many days, but ultimately securing a total winner’s share equaling $18,300 in the process, simultaneously increasing his season’s win count to six overall. Impressive enough, Abreu, ace of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing No. 24 sprint, was forced to survive all-out slugfests in each of his victory marches, the first of which taking shape at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, California, on Friday, October 14.

Starting third on Keller Auto Speedway’s Anthony Simone Classic grid, the site of Abreu’s first-ever sprint car start in March 2011, Rico was a winning threat right from the drop of the green, forced to battle with the likes of Dominic Scelzi and rising star Corey Day. The highlight of an A-Main that witnessed 12 unofficially lead changes in the final 15 circuits, Abreu secured his $10,000 payday coming to the white, sliding Day before rolling the bottom through turns one and two. The final two corners would see Abreu slide himself, assuring no room for Day to return a slider of his own.

The following evening at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway, Abreu started eighth on the Dennis Roth Classic A-Main grid, wasting little time before powering his way to fourth with just four laps recorded. Just like the night prior, Abreu was forced to battle with Fresno, California’s Dominic Scelzi, exchanging sliders for the lead on multiple occasions before securing the top spot with a slider in three with just three remaining. The Dennis Roth Classic triumph earned Abreu a $8,3000 top prize; the 17th NARC/King of the West victory of his career.

“Man, such a special weekend for this Rowdy Energy team,” said Rico Abreu, driver of the Abreu Vineyards, Rowdy Energy, Curb Records, Stadelhofer Construction, Wiser Agency, Tony Toste Construction, Lucas Oil Products, ShopRico.com, Salty’s BBQ, No. 24 sprint car. “To win at Keller Auto Speedway is really special. I raced my first-ever sprint car race there in 2011 and it’s been a very special place to me ever since. And to win a race in Dennis Roth’s honor is incredible. We hope to forward this momentum into next weekend and be in the hunt for a Trophy Cup win.”

ON DECK: Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with the annual Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway on Thursday through Saturday, October 20-22.

SPECIAL THANKS: Abreu Vineyards, Rowdy Energy, Curb Records, Stadelhofer Construction, Wiser Agency, Tony Toste Construction, Lucas Oil Products, ShopRico.com, Salty’s BBQ.

RICO SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/

FOLLOW ROWDY ENERGY: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rowdyenergy Twitter: https://twitter.com/rowdyenergy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rowdyenergy/

BROADCAST COVERAGE: Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com

APPAREL: Rico Abreu Racing apparel online at www.shoprico.com Find Rico’s merchandise trailer at select events during the 2022 season.

2022 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: Total Races: 63 Total Wins: 6 Total Top-5s: 19 Total Top-10s: 35


 

 

Schatz consistent in two-race swing through Nebraska and Kansas; National Open ahead


Date: Friday, October 14th
Event: Outlaws Return to I-80 Speedway
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 9th (15th)

Date: Saturday, October 15th
Event: Lakeside Speedway Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 8th (15th)

2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: Fourth | 8,512 points [240 points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet]

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 17, 2022) - Consistency is key in maintaining a successful World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign, and that’s exactly what Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing accomplished during their recent two-day stay through the Midwest, ultimately capping their Nebraska and Kansas sweep on October 14-15 with back-to-back top-ten outcomes, highlighting the pair with an eighth-place performance in the Lakeside Speedway Showdown at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. A fourth-place run during his respective heat race secured his position in the 30-lap showdown; Schatz went on to start 15th.

One night prior at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, Schatz finished ninth during A-Main competition, once again the product of row eight. Schatz finished fourth in his I-80 heat race, as well.

A productive and consistent weekend allowed Schatz to maintain fourth in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship standings, padded by 53 top-ten finishes in 65 A-Main starts. With only the Williams Grove Speedway National Open remaining before the season-ending World Finals, the Fargo, North Dakota, native and ten-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion will head into the final stretch of the season with three victories, the most notable being Knoxville Raceway’s Knoxville Nationals.

ON DECK:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2022 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with a return to the Keystone State, entering the 60th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open on Saturday, October 22. The famous battle between the Outlaws and PA Posse pays out $75,000-to-win and will be contested at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewat/Curb-Agajanian Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners: Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, Ford Motor Company, Ford Performance, Curb Records, Sage Fruit, Digital Ally, Absolute Automation and Security, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts.

Broadcast Coverage:
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com

Donny Schatz:
Web: www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz
Twitter: www.twitter.com/donnySchatz
Instagram www.instagram.com/donnyschatz

Tony Stewart Racing:
Web: www.tonystewartracing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Tonystewart_rcg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/@TonyStewart_Rcg

2022 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics:
Races: 65
Wins: 3
Top-5s: 26
Top-10s: 53

 

 

Brian Brown finds top-ten in final Outlaws visit to
I-80 Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (October 17, 2022) - After a near two-month stint in the Keystone State, Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing finally made their return to the Midwest, but instead of relaxing after an elbows-up Pennsylvania schedule with the infamous Pennsylvania Posse, All Star Circuit of Champions, and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, “Blackjack” and his Casey’s/FVP No. 21 team went right back to work, joining the Greatest Show On Dirt in a Nebraska and Kansas double on Friday and Saturday, October 14-15.

Familiar territory for Brian Brown Racing, the Grain Valley, Missouri-based open wheel operation joined the Outlaws in visits to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, and Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, ultimately highlighting the two-day affair with one top-ten finish, that of which occurring in their Friday night stop at I-80 on October 14. Blackjack finished eighth in the $10,000-to-win program, bumping his season’s top-ten count to 38 overall, nine of those occurring with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

An eventual runner-up performance during his respective heat race led Brown to I-80’s dash; he went on to finish fifth.

The following evening at Lakeside Speedway, Brown finished 14th, fading slightly after starting ninth on the $10,000-to-win grid.

“We definitely had a lot of speed in our Casey’s/FVP No. 21 this weekend, and we proved that right off the trailer by setting quick time at I-80. Overall, a solid night in Nebraska…I felt like we had a shot for a top-five, but I ended up making a mistake with a lapped car that cost us some positions. Other than that, a great night,” explained Brown. “At Lakeside, we were off just a tiny bit. We didn’t give up and kept plugging away, but we couldn’t get to where we needed to be. Regardless, we still have some busy weekends ahead. We’ll work to end our season on some solid notes.”

ON DECK:
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with a return to the Keystone State, entering the 60th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open on Saturday, October 22. The famous battle between the Outlaws and PA Posse pays out $75,000-to-win and will be contested at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

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

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

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com
Watch Knoxville Raceway weekly at www.dirtvision.com

2022 STATISTICS:
Top-fives: 27
Top-tens: 38
Wins: 7

2022 HIGHLIGHTS:
Highlighted Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals with 14th-place score in Saturday finale. Finished third with World of Outlaws at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, April 2. Earned first feature victory of the season in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, April 30; took lead on lap 5 and never looked back. Finished sixth (against 43-car field) at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 7. Earned second Knoxville Raceway victory of the season on Saturday, May 14. Finished third at Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, May 21. Finished second during Thursday Thunder program at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, May 26. Finished 11th in the Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, May 27. Finished fifth and second in Knoxville Raceway double features program on Saturday, June 4 (the second feature was a make-up main event from 4/23). Earned back-to-back podium finishes during Knoxville Raceway’s Brownells Big Guns Bash featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11; Brown finished third and first, respectively. Finished sixth at Jackson Motorplex (Border Battle) on Saturday, June 18. Finished second in night two of Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals on Friday, June 24; led laps 9-32. Finished second with ASCS National Tour at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri, on Saturday, June 25. Finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s Mid-Season Championship on July 2. Finished second from seventh in Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, July 9. Finished third in Jokers Wild program during Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal week. Finished sixth in the Historical Big One at Eldora Speedway. Finished sixth in the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway. Finished second in Knoxville Raceway 360 sprint car start on Saturday, July 23; set quick time and won heat race. Finished seventh in the fourth annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at I-70 Motorsports Park on Friday, July 29. Finished fifth during All Star Circuit of Champions visit to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 30. Won respective 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary feature on Friday, August 5. Finished sixth in 360 Knoxville Nationals finale on Saturday, August 6. Qualified for 2022 Knoxville Nationals A-Main with fourth-place run in Friday’s “Hard Knox” program; finished 20th in 50-lap finale. Finished tenth in Jackson Nationals preliminary. Scored fifth win of 2022 in Missouri State Fair’s POWRi 410 Wing Outlaw Sprint League event on Sunday, August 21; first-ever POWRi 410 victory. Finished third and first (make-up feature) in Knoxville Raceway’s season finale; sixth victory of 2022, simultaneously clinching fifth 410 sprint track title. Earned three consecutive top-five finishes in Central Pennsylvania; fourth at Williams Grove Speedway (9/2), fifth at Port Royal Speedway (9/3), and a win at Selinsgrove Speedway on September 4. Finished second in the Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on Friday, September 9. Finished seventh in the $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, September 10. Finished sixth in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial 40th Annual National Open preliminary. Finished seventh in Lincoln Speedway’s Brian Montieth Classic on Thursday, October 6. Finished eighth with the World of Outlaws at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, on Friday, October 14.

ABOUT CASEY’S:
Casey’s is a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ: CASY) operating over 2,300 convenience stores. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the third-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Casey’s provides freshly prepared foods, quality fuel and friendly service at its locations. Guests can enjoy pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and a wide selection of beverages and snacks. Learn more and order online at www.caseys.com, or in the mobile app.

ABOUT FVP:
FVP is built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service. FVP products are specifically engineered to provide OE quality that is equal or superior in performance to national brands at a competitive price.

The FVP brand started with competitively priced OEM quality batteries, filters, and radiators for cars, trucks and specialty vehicles. FVP now proudly offers a full line of batteries for all of your automotive, RV, boating, commercial and lawn & garden needs. FVP also offers a wide array of condensers, hub assemblies, motor oil, oil filters, cabin air filters, fuel filters, transmission filters, antifreeze, DEF, and chemicals.

FVP products are verified, proven, and built to the industry's highest quality standards. Visit http://www.FVPparts.com to learn more.

ABOUT BRIAN BROWN RACING:
Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed 192 total feature victories, as well as six track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.brianbrownracing.com.

 

 

Amantea Posts Fourth-Place Finish at Bedford Speedway

Inside Line Promotions – BEDFORD, Pa. (Oct. 17, 2022) – Joey Amantea produced a top-five result last Saturday when he made his season debut at Bedford Speedway.

The fourth-place outing was his ninth top five this season and the 14th of his career with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars.

“To add that to our stats was great,” he said. “We’ve been strong all season. We have a really good program. Our team has stepped up 100 times compared to last year and I’ve gotten a lot better as a driver.”

Amantea placed third during a heat race to advance into the feature redraw, which resulted in him securing the sixth starting spot in the A Main.

“The motor we rented to be able to race decided not to go on the start so I fell to seventh,” he said. “I worked my way back to sixth and tracked down two in front of us. We got by them under green. With how the engine was we were semi fast and held our own.

“I have to be totally honest, I’m amazed we finished. The car was hooked up, but the engine struggled all night. On the last lap we had a problem so to hang on for fourth, and really to be in contention with the top three before that, I was happy.”

Amantea’s fourth-place finish keeps him fourth in the championship standings with only two races remaining this year.

The team plans to take this weekend off before tackling the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars finale on Oct. 29-30 at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J.

QUICK RESULTS –

Oct. 15 – Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa. – Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 4 (6).

SEASON STATS –

37 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Oct. 29-30 at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in Swedesboro, N.J, with the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.joeyamantearacing.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeyamantea88J

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Stinger Race Fuel Products

Stinger Race Fuel Products is exclusive to Insinger Performance and offers a broad range of performance fuels that include Leaded, Unleaded, Ethanol-focused, Methanol/Racing Alcohol and Non-Ethanol choices to meet the needs of those within the racing community. To contact a Stinger Race Fuel Products technical expert, call (302) 273-3982 or visit https://insingerperformanceinc.com/stinger-race-fuel/.

“To achieve your dreams and goals in this sport you need great partners who provide quality products and I believe Stinger Race Fuel is the best out there,” Amantea said. “I’m very grateful for their support and look forward to continued success together.”

Amantea would also like to thank Amantea Real Estate, JPA Masonry, Stinger Race Fuel Products, 600cc Performance, CSI Shocks, Smith Titanium, Radical Race Gear, Pensyl Enterprises and JPA Equipment & Truck Repair for their continued support.

 

 

Sides Motorsports and Price Tackling Williams Grove National Open This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions – KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 17, 2022) – The penultimate event of the season for Sides Motorsports driver Robbie Price is this Saturday when Williams Grove Speedway hosts the Champion Racing Oil National Open.

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series event at the half-mile oval in Mechanicsburg, Pa., was postponed from earlier this month because of inclement weather.

“Hopefully we can put it in the show,” Price said. “I don’t have many laps at that track and it’s certainly one that times time to figure out. I’m looking forward to getting more experience there this weekend and hopefully a solid result.”

The team is coming off a pair of 20th-place finishes with the World of Outlaws last weekend in the Midwest.

Price qualified 14th quickest in his group on Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. He gained a position to finish sixth in a heat race before securing the fourth-and-final lock-in position into the feature during the Last Chance Showdown. Price gained a handful of positions in the A Main to end 20th.

“On Friday we went out late in qualifying and I didn’t lay down as good of a lap as I needed to and then we were one spot out in the heat race,” he said. “We made it through the LCS, but didn’t have the balance in the A Main.”

The weekend concluded on Saturday at Lakeside Speedway with the Lakeside Speedway Showdown presented by Micro-Lite. Price timed in 24th overall after the team had to change an engine following hot laps. He locked directly into the feature by advancing from sixth to fifth place in a heat race. The night ended with a 20th-place finish in the feature.

“The second night we missed our qualifying deal because of the engine change so we had to go at the end and only got one lap,” he said. “We didn’t qualify where we needed to and we were buried. In the A Main we struggled with the fuel in the car and how I drove the race. It wasn’t a terrible night, but it was a struggle.”

QUICK RESULTS –

Oct. 14 – I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. – Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 20 (24).

Oct. 15 – Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. – Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 5 (6); Feature: 20 (20).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS –

71 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 31 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Saturday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the Champion Racing Oil National Open with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JasonSides7s

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Dancer Logistics, Inc.

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

“Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he’s helped us a ton,” Sides said. “It’s grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership.”

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, Dancer Logistics, Inc., VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, ShopRico.com, Phillips Tosco, North Baltimore Custom Cuts and Retail Meat, TORA TORA, Lomelino Sign Co., FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Wilwood, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Builtwiser Wings and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

 

 

HOVIS RUSH SERIES TO CLOSE OUT 2022 THIS WEEKEND AT LERNERVILLE FOR "STEEL CITY STAMPEDE" WITH FLYNN'S TIRE LATE MODEL & SPORTSMAN MOD TOUR PLUS RUSH SPRINTS; $11,000 RUSH MOD ENGINE GIVEAWAY PRESENTED BY WATERSTONE MORTGAGE ALSO ON TAP
By Mike Leone

(October 12, 2022) -


(Sarver, PA)...The Hovis Auto & Truck Supply RUSH Racing Series presented by Born2Run Lubricants will have a tripleheader of action this weekend (October 13-15) at Lernerville Speedway for the "Steel City Stampede". The RUSH Late Model Flynn's Tire Touring Series finale will lead the way along with the RUSH Sportsman Modified Flynn's Tire Touring Series and the RUSH Sprint Cars in an Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series special. The event will be broadcast live on Lernerville.TV.

Practice will be held Thursday night (October 13) with heat races for all divisions on Friday night followed by the conclusion of the event on Saturday. Action gets underway on Friday at 7 p.m. with group qualifying for the RUSH Late Models followed by heat race action. On Saturday, racing will begin early at 4 p.m. The Chevrolet Performance 602 RUSH Sportsman Modified engine drawing presented by Waterstone Mortgage will take place during opening ceremonies on Saturday. The rain date is Sunday.

"This is always a great way to end our season," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "The RUSH championships annually comes down to this event. Our Late Model racers are always excited to get the chance to compete at Lernerville. The car counts have always been strong and the racing at Lernerville is always some of the best of the season. The Sportsman Modifieds have been given the opportunity to race numerous times over the past nine seasons at Lernerville. Lernerville was a very important part of getting our RUSH Sprint division off the ground in 2018, and their races this year at the track have been tremendous. And we can't wait to award one lucky RUSH Sportsman Modified racer a complete Chevrolet Performance 602 Crate Engine package valued at $11,000 thanks to sponsor Sara Cipriano of Waterstone Mortgage."

This year’s “Steel City Stampede” will be the 14th edition of this huge event that includes many of the region’s racing divisions all showcased in this end of the season blowout. There has only been one repeat RUSH Late Model winner and it took until 2019 to happen; past winners include Josh Holtgraver (2009), Bryan Force (2010), Butch Lambert (2011), Max Blair (2012, 2019 & 2020), Dennis Lunger, Jr. (2013), Chad Ruhlman (2014), Jacob Hawkins (2015), John Mollick (2016), John Waters (2017), Colton Flinner (2018), and Kyle Hardy (2021). With nearly all of those racers not expected to be in competition, there's a high likelihood of a new winner.

FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock Qualifying, heat races, and the Sunoco Dash will be run on Friday night for the Late Models. The fastest qualifier will receive $100 and all heat race winners will earn $25. The last chance B main(s) will kickoff Saturday's program. The 30-lap feature will pay a $3,500 to-win- the highest in "Steel City Stampede" history. There will also be a $200 to-win, $150 to-start non-qualifier.

Virginia's Logan Roberson, a five-time winner this season, leads the $15,000 to-win Flynn's Tire Touring Series points by 20 over Joe Martin. Jeremy Wonderling, the Hovis National Weekly Series Champion, is third in points and is looking for an unprecedented fifth straight Series win. Matt Latta, Brady Wonderling, Breyton Santee, Andy Michael, Ashton Briggs, Jim Rasey, Craig Graham and son Brandt complete the top 11 in points. Thus far this year at Lernerville, Will Thomas III won a Weekly Series race, while the Tour events have went to Mark Whitener ($20,000) and Daryl Charlier ($3,000).

Meanwhile, the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds will join the "Steel City Stampede" for the ninth consecutive year in an $800 to-win event. Greg Martin won the inaugural race in 2014, while Nick Ritchey won his first ever at Lernerville in 2015. Rocky Kugel topped what was at the time in 2016 was a record field of 29 cars. Steve Slater won the 2017 show, while teen Blaze Myers scored a popular first Tour win in 2018 after coming out of the B main to also win the "Futures Cup" title. In 2019, Eric Gabany was victorious. Chas Wolbert capped off his 2020 championship season by winning his first. Last year, Garrett Krummert finally broke into victory lane in the event to become the eighth different winner. Will there be an ninth different winner this year!?

The RUSH Sportsman Mods have made three visits this season to Lernerville with an average car count of 23 as Garrett Krummert has won two and Ayden Cipriano garnered his first ever at the Sarver, Pa. oval. Ben Easler, who has already won the $1,000 Wedge Motorsports "Route 7 Rumble" Series Championship, has just a six-point lead on Cipriano in the battle for the $3,500 to-win Hovis Weekly Series Championship. Cipriano however leads the Flynn's Tire Touring Series points by nine over Rob Kristyak.

On Saturday, one lucky RUSH Sportsman Modified racer will win a Chevrolet Performance 602 Sportsman Modified crate engine package giveaway (carb-to-pan) valued at approximately $11,000. This will be the most valuable product to ever be given away in the history of the RUSH Racing Series! Thank you to Sara Cipriano of Waterstone Mortgage for making this possible for the second straight year. Other RUSH corporate marketing partners who joined with Waterstone Mortgage to complete the Chevrolet Performance 602 "race ready" engine package are the following: Holley Performance Products Inc, MSD Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, and Jones Racing Products as well as Ingram Engines. Over $33,000 in product giveaways has been posted to RUSH Sportsman Modified racers in 2022!

"We were excited to partner with RUSH for the engine giveaway once again," stated Sara Cipriano. "We have received so much support from the racing community. Mike (Leone) and Vicki (Emig) run a great program not only on the track but from a sponsor standpoint as well. They really get your name out there and noticed which is what you want from an advertising standpoint. For us though, it’s about the people and giving back to the sport our son (Ayden) loves."

To be eligible, drivers had to be a RUSH Sportsman Modified member and not compete in a non-RUSH sanctioned Sportsman Modified event the same night as a completed RUSH-sanctioned event in 2022. Eligible drivers that competed in 25-49% of total completed RUSH events receive 1 chance for the engine giveaway; eligible drivers that competed in 50-74% of total completed RUSH events receive 4 chances; eligible drivers that competed in 75-99% of total completed RUSH events receive 8 chances. Any driver with perfect attendance would receive 10 chances.

The following are the 20 eligible drivers for the engine giveaway with number of chances in parentheses: Lucas Canon (10), Ben Easler (8), Ayden Cipriano (8), Kole Holden (8), Cole Edwards (8), Jacob Jordan (8), Rob Kristyak (4), Justin Shea (4), Tony Tatgenhorst (4), JC Boyer (4), Jacob Rutana (4), Kyle Martell (4), Doug Rutana (4), Dalton Gabriel (4), Jordan Ehrenberg (4), Dave Price (4), Josh Deems (1), Chelsie Kriegisch (1), Jacob Wolfe (1), and Greg Porter (1). Selected driver does not have to be present to win.

The RUSH Sprints will wrap up their fifth season and will be racing for $800 to-win in their fifth race of the year at Lernerville. Chad Ruhlman has won two events this season including the August 12 "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance that attracted a record 28 cars. John Mollick and Gale Ruth, Jr. are also 2022 Lernerville winners. Ruhlman has a four-point lead on Ruth in the $5,000 to-win Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship. Past "Steel City Stampede" RUSH Sprint winners include Ruhlman with two victories, while Ruth and Zach Morrow also have a victory.

Precise Racing Products will award a $50 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the Late Model and Sportsman Modified features. The TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night” will award three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid in both the Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds. Sherwood Wheels will award a steel wheel to the Sportsman Modified "Man of Steel" recipient.

Ontime Body & Graphic's "Spoiler Alert" will award a spoiler kit to the 19th place finisher in the Late Model feature (note: if a driver has already won a spoiler this season, spoiler will be awarded to the next position). Performance Bodies will award a $100 gift card to the first non-qualifier in the Late Models part of the "Nosed Out" program.

RUSH Late Model Feature Payoff: 1. $3,500 2. $1,750 3. $900 4. $750 5. $650 6. $550 7. $500 8. $475 9. $450 10. $425 11. $400 12. $350 13. $325 14. $300 15. $290 16. $285 17. $280 18-24. $275.

RUSH Late Model Non-Qualifier Payoff: 1. $200 2. $190 3. $185 4. $180 5. $175 6. $170 7. $165 8. $160 9. $155 10-24. $150. Tow $125.

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. $800 2. $400 3. $300 4. $250 5. $225 6. $220 7. $210 8. $200 9. $190 10. $185 11. $180 12. $175 13. $170 14-18. $165 19-24. $160. Tow $75.

The AMB/MyLaps transponders are required for all divisions; rentals will be available for $25 for the weekend. Driver radios are always mandatory; channel 454.000. The entry fee is $100 for Late Models and $35 for the Sportsman Modifieds. There will be an open practice from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday night. Registration will open at 3 p.m. on Thursday and 2 p.m. on Friday. There will be a drivers meeting on Friday at 6:20 p.m. Group qualifying will get underway at 7:00 followed by heat races. Racing begins early on Saturday at 4 p.m. Additional information can be found here: https://store-ktte16i9le.mybigcommerce.com/content/Lernerville%20PDF%27s%20for%20website/2022%20Stampede%20Competitor%20Guide%20-%20FINAL.pdf

Lernerville is a 4/10-mile high-banked clay oval located 11 miles southeast of Butler, Pa. on Route 356 at 313 North Pike Road, Sarver, PA 16055. Lernerville is just 30 miles northeast of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. For more information, check out their website at www.lernerville.com or call 724-353-1511.

The RUSH Racing Series is brought to you by Hovis Auto & Truck Supply together with Born2Run Lubricants along with the support of Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Performance Bodies & Parts, Racing Electronics, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Landrum Performance Spring, Ontime Body & Graphic, Sherwood Wheels, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Waterstone Mortgage Hermitage, Wedge Motorsports, 3C Graphix, D&V Jewelers, DrumPreserve, CrateInsider.com, Marthinsen & Salvitti Insurance Group and Terry Bowser Excavating.

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. The RUSH Late Model website is www.rushlatemodels.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.

 

 

BRODY ROA WINS USAC/CRA MAIN EVENT AT MOHAVE VALLEY RACEWAY

(Cypress, CA, October 12, 2022) Brody Roa’s late decision to head to the Mohave Valley Raceway for the USAC/CRA Sprint car race last Saturday night proved to be a wise one. The veteran driver started 11th in the 30-lap main event and took the lead with three laps to go and raced on to victory. The current hottest driver in USAC/CRA, the win was his third in the series’ last five races.

It was the first race for the 31-year-old Garden Grove, California driver at the track that is located just minutes inside the Arizona border. His bright green #91R was one of 32 cars at the track’s second sprint car race of the season. Roa’s qualifying time of 14.907 was only the 11th fastest of the night. That time was not going to do him any favors when it came time to line up for the main event.

Before the main, Roa had to contest a 10-lap heat race. For that one, he was starting on the outside of row two. By the end of the third circuit he was out front and soon thereafter he established a lead of more than a half straightaway. His prowess was hindered late in the race when a yellow flag brought the field to the back of his car. However, when the green flag waved again with just a couple of laps remaining, he streaked away and won by nearly a half straight.

Before the main event, the track staff completely reworked the racetrack. Roa was coming from the inside of row 6 in the 11th starting position. Odds on winning from that far back in the field are usually stacked against the driver. Somebody forgot to tell Roa about that! He methodically worked his way forward early on and was up to sixth at the halfway point. However, five laps later, he became the driver to watch.

Roa advanced to the 5th place spot on lap 20 and moved up one position in each of the next three laps. That put the streaking #91R in the runner-up position with seven laps to go. Running the top through one and two and the bottom in three and four, he was clearly the fastest car on the racetrack. Within a couple of laps, he was on the pace setter’s tail. On lap 27, he blew by for the lead. From that point on he easily pulled away and scored the win by nearly a half straightaway. Overall, that was his fourth sprint car victory of 2022.

“It had a lot of character, that is for sure,” Roa replied when asked what he thought of the track on his first visit. “We went with that same package we have been experimenting with recently. With all the character on the track, we really had to tune on it all night.”

“With how good we were in the heat race, I wasn’t ruling it out,” the veteran said when queried about starting 11th. “Did I think we were going to win, maybe not. I definitely knew we could have driven up to the podium. It became one of those tracks that fell into what I think my wheelhouse is. Especially with the bottom of three and four where you had to be really patient getting in through the center to hit the exit. It seemed that is where everybody else seemed to struggle and where I drove through the field with them committing to the top or missing the bottom. I don’t know if I passed anybody down in one and two.”

This Saturday Roa will be right back at it as he will be steering Jayson May’s #8M in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series’ George “Ziggy” Snider Classic on the Dirt Track at the Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield. Roa drove the same car to victory at Jim Naylor’s Ventura Raceway on August 27th. Four weeks ago at Ventura, he drove the same car to a win in his heat race but the team withdrew the car before the main event due to a parts malfunction. Fortunately, the damage was minor and they are ready to return.

Gates at Kern County will open at 4:00 p.m. With racing at 6:30. Adult tickets are $25.00. Juniors 6-10 are only $5.00 and children 5 and under are admitted free. The track is located at 13500 Raceway Blvd at Interstate 5 and Enos Lane in Bakersfield. The track website is https://www.kernraceway.com/ and the phone number is 661-835-1264.

If you wish to hear Roa’s recent appearance on the Dirt Tracks and Rib Racks podcast, you can do so at the following link https://spoti.fi/3cjQrLL.

In 2022, Roa is racing in the USAC/CRA, USAC National, and other select events, in his #91R BR Performance/HD Industries Eagle. He will also drive the #8M for May Motorsports in select USAC West Coast events. The 2019 USAC Southwest and 2017 USAC West Coast champion is always open to discussing other driving opportunities.

Roa and the team want to thank the following sponsors for making the 2022 season possible. HD Industries, Burris Racing, Sander Engineering, Inland Rigging, Caltrol, “Biker” Bruce Fischer, Competition Suspension, ALR Virtual Services, K-1 Race Gear, Molecule, Rod End Supply, Driven Racing Oil, Baldwin Filters, and NGK Spark Plugs. In addition, the veteran driver offers thanks to RDM Mechanics, Fastenal, KC Keen Concrete, Coopers Propane, Ten West Towing, Ten West Environmental, TJM Distribution, and Westco International for sponsoring the #8M he will pilot for Jayson May on 10 occasions in 2022.

If you or your company would like to jump on board and receive recognition as a team partner throughout the 2022 racing season, please give the two-time USAC champion racer a phone call or drop him a note at the contact information on the top of this release.

Fans can learn more about Roa and the team at https://www.brodyroa.com/. Fans can also check out the team news at Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/br91r/.

To keep up with May Motorsports, please check out and “like” its Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MayMotorsports8M

Brody Roa’s 2022 Schedule and Race Results

January 12 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 15th A Main

January 15 Tulsa Expo Raceway Chili Bowl Nationals 13th C Main

January 27 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main

January 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main

January 29 Cocopah Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main

February 11 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 5th A Main

February 12 Central Arizona Speedway ASCS/CAS 360 2nd A Main

February 26 Keller Auto Speedway King of Thunder 9th A Main

March 25 Bakersfield Speedway World of Outlaws 8th B Main

March 26 Perris Auto Speedway World of Outlaws 24th A Main

April 9 Keller Auto Speedway NARC King of the West Canceled

April 30 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 6th A Main

May 28 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 3rd A Main

June 11 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA 2nd A Main

June 25 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 1ST A Main

July 22 Gas City I69 Speedway ISW - USAC National 9th C Main

July 23 Kokomo Speedway ISW - USAC National 7th B Main

July 24 Lawrenceburg Speedway ISW - USAC National Rained out

July 25 Circle City Raceway ISW – UASC National 19th A Main

July 27 Terre Haute Action Track ISW - USAC National Rained Out

July 28 Lincoln Park Speedway ISW - USAC National 8th B Main

July 29 Bloomington Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

July 30 Tri State Speedway ISW - USAC National 16th A Main

August 6 Santa Maria Raceway USAC/CRA 1st A Main

August 20 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 19th A Main

August 27 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 1st A Main

September 17 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 3rd A Main

September 24 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 DNS

October 8 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA 1st A Main

October 15 Kern County Raceway USAC West Coast 360

October 28 Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA - Western World

October 29 Cocopah Speedway USAC National & CRA - Western World

November 3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 4 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 5 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA – Oval Nationals

November 25 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

November 26 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast 360 – Turkey Night GP

 

 

WESTERN MIDGET RACING HEADS FOR VENTURA RACEWAY THIS SATURDAY

Watsonville, Calif. (October 13, 2022) – Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction makes its penultimate voyage of 2022 to Ventura Raceway on Saturday night for the 26th round of the 2022 series. VRA Sprints, Sr. Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, NMRA TQ Midgets, Hobby Stocks, and the kids classes will also be competing during a busy night by the Pacific Ocean.

Blake Bower of Brentwood has hung on by a thread of nearly clinching the series championship, with 11 victories to his credit in a series that rewards a driver’s best 12 finishes. Bower enjoys a 48-point lead in the championship over Peoria, Ariz.’s Cory Brown.

The battling from third through seventh in the standings has closed to just 50 points across those five drivers. Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse has moved ahead of Oakley’s Bryant Bell by two points for third. Nate Wait of Lodi ranks fifth, just eight points out of third. Moorpark’s Todd Hawse and Santa Cruz’ Logan Mitchell look to resume their battle for sixth this Saturday, with just a ten-point gap between them.

AJ Hernandez has ruled the Ventura events this season for WMR, with finishes of first, third, and fourth in three Ventura appearances. Bower and Arizona’s Drake Edwards are the other Ventura winners in 2022. Kyle Hawse has had success at the one-fifth mile in Ventura as well, earning a best-finish of third this year.

A contingent of Northern California and Arizona drivers are expected to hit the track this weekend. Pit gates open at noon while grandstands open at 3pm. Racing begins at 5:30pm

Teams who travel from more than 240 miles to compete will be eligible for a part of the $400 in road warrior money offered at each round this season.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

 

 

KMS and Kingshott Ready to Go

With the start of the 2022-23 season less than a fortnight away, the Krikke Motorsport team and their driver Dayne Kingshott share the mutual season goal in Western Australia of being a front-running contender.

In what is their third season together, Krikke Motorsport and Kingshott have impressed in their first two seasons together, with Kingshott steering the WA # 2 Krikke Motorsport Maxim to numerous solid results,including a feature-race win, two top-three Maddington Toyota Series point standings finishes and a Perth Motorplex Sprintcar Track Championship.

Heading into the new season, Krikke Motorsport and Kingshott have committed to running the entire Maddington Toyota Series schedule, along with the WA Speedweek Series and the Australian 410 Sprintcar Championship at the Perth Motorplex.

“We are looking forward to our third season together with Dayne and it’s going to be a tough season here in Western Australia, particularly with the line-up of drivers for both theWA Speedweek Series and the Australian Championship,” enthused Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke.

“The season ahead is going to be quite testing for Dayne and the team, but we are well situated and prepared here and can’t wait to get going later this month.

“We currently have a couple of irons in the fire regarding some exciting announcementsfor the second half of the coming season; however, we’ll wait and see how that all plays out soon, but if it does work out it’s going to be pretty exciting.”

The 2022-23 season gets underway at the Perth Motorplex with the opening Maddington Toyota Series round on the Saturday night of October 22.

Keep an eye out in the coming days for the 2022-23 season’s merchandise which will be available via the online store, krikkemotorsport.storeand from the team’s transporter on race nights. Credit card and Afterpay are available on our online store, while cash and credit card facilities are available at the track.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2022-23 season supporters:

• Mobil 1 • Bunbury Toyota • Maxwill Racing Engines • PWR Performance Products • Redline Media • RPM Race Products • Taralea Farms Macadamias • Performance Racegear • P1 Advanced Racewear • Resolve Automotive Spraypainters • Blackbeard Designs • JP Signs • Krikkemotorsport.store

The Krikke Motorsport merchandise, along with a limited range of discounted merchandise from previous seasons, is available at the team’s online store. To view and purchase your merchandise, visit our online store: www.krikkemotorsport.store

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on their social-media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – by searching Krikke Motorsport.

 

 

Thunderbowl Raceway

The Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Cars add to the excitement this Saturday at the Dennis Roth Classic in Tulare. It marks the final chance for 360 teams to get track time prior to the Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing next week.

Kings of Thunder Winged 360 winners at Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway this year have included Colby Thornhill, Chase Johnson, Justin Sanders, JJ Ringo, Shane Golobic and DJ Netto.

The headliner NARC King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series will be contesting an $8,300-to-win/ $830-to-start main event at Saturday’s Roth Classic. Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi captured the NARC event held at Thunderbowl Raceway in May and brings the series point lead into this weekend.

Tickets for the Dennis Roth Classic can be purchased at the gate on race day. FloRacing will provide live coverage for those that can’t make it.

Adult Grandstand: $30

Adult Bleacher: $25

Seniors Grandstand: $28

Seniors Bleacher: $23

Kids 6-12 Grandstand: $15

Kids 6-12 Bleacher: $13

Kids 5 & Under: FREE

Front gate opens at 4pm

Special thanks to Promoter Steve Faria with System 1 and System 1 Pro Ignition, General Manager Josh Miller, along with all our partners for making things happen at Thunderbowl Raceway including Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC, Budweiser, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, George at Garton Tractor, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

For more info on the Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway-392991907541396/?fref=ts The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets at 620 South K Street Tulare, California 93274. 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.

Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway Remaining Schedule

Saturday October 15th: Northern Auto Racing Club Fujitsu 410 Sprint Cars, Kings of Thunder Winged 360s and Legends of Kearney Bowl (Dennis Roth Classic)

Thursday October 20th: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing Friday October 21st: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing Saturday October 22nd: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing

 

 

Reinhardt On the Podium at Fremont to Close Out 2022 All Star Season

Three Race Weekend Also Included Top 5 Finish at Lincoln Speedway

Fremont, OH – October 12, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

Coming off a week that included two rainouts and a subpar National Open prelim night, Kyle Reinhardt was more than ready to strap back into the seat of his Capitol Renegade / Capitol Custom Coaches & Trailers / Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants / J&J Auto Racing No.91 and get back to work.

In recent weeks the Capitol Renegade team had been showing glimpses of their old speed again, and you can’t get faster sitting at the shop. Three opportunities were on the docket last week for Reinhardt. First up was the Brian Montieth Classic, just a mile or so down the road from the team’s shop at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA.

October 6: Brian Montieth Classic / Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA [36 cars, Qualifying 12th, Heat 1st (2), A-main 5th (4)]

Thursday night’s event used a single group qualifying format for the 36 cars on hand. Heat lineups would be set by inverting the top four, with the balance of the lineup heads up by time. The top five finishers from each of four heats would transfer to the A-main, with the top two making the redraw. If the quick timer in the race could win, only the winner would be in the redraw.

Reinhardt was 27th in line but clocked in 12th quickest in the field, which put him outside the front row for the start of the fourth heat. He blasted to the lead at the drop of the green, survived a late restart and led all 10 laps, enroute to a 1.5 second victory over Chad Trout.

The redraw produced the number four pill for Reinhardt, placing him outside the second row for the 35-lap A-main. With Gio Scelzi and Brian Brown leading the field to the green, Reinhardt beat third-starting Dylan Norris to the low side of turn one and claimed 3rd on the opening lap.

The low side was good to Reinhardt for the first five laps, but on lap six, he moved to the high side as Justin Peck closed on his rear bumper. Reinhardt closed the gap on second place Brian Brown and the trio waged an intense battle until the caution appeared with seven laps complete.

Reinhardt blasted under Brown entering turn one on the restart and immediately put distance between himself and the Missouri driver. One lap later, the caution appeared yet again.

On the ensuing restart, Reinhardt held a firm grasp on the runner up spot, again pulling away from Brown by two seconds. Scelzi was even better, putting several car lengths between himself and Reinhardt’s No.91.

Reinhardt began to close on Scelzi when he caught lapped traffic with twenty laps remaining, but he could not quite get close enough to challenge for the lead. While this was going on at the front, Buddy Kofoid moved into third, with Justin Peck now fourth and Brown fifth.

Kofoid wrestled the spot away from Reinhardt on lap 25 and one lap later Peck got by as well, dropping Reinhardt from 2nd to 4th in the span of two laps.

Reinhardt regrouped and set his sights on Peck. Meanwhile, Danny Dietrich had moved into 5th just before the yellow lights flashed on with two laps remaining. On the ensuing restart, Reinhardt seemed to be set to finish out the night in 4th until the final corner. Dietrich turned under the Capitol Renegade 91 and drag raced Reinhardt to the line, nipping him by 0.042 seconds.

Despite some frustration with himself for giving up 4th in the run through the final corner coming to the line, Reinhardt was still happy with his team’s effort and results. He put it in very simple terms after the race.

“Solid night. We needed that.“

October 7: Jim Ford Classic – Night 1 / Fremont Speedway / Fremont, OH [38 cars, Qualifying 7th in Group C, Heat 5th (7), A-main 12th (18)]

The final weekend of the season for the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) brought the series to Fremont, Ohio for the two-day Jim Ford Classic. Night one produced a roster of 38 teams to chase the $6,000 winner’s share.

Reinhardt was the 8th of nine drivers in Group C to hit the track for qualifying. He only managed the 7th best lap in the group, creating a bit of a hill for the Capitol Renegade team to climb.

Starting 7th in the third of four heats, Reinhardt needed to reach the top five to transfer directly to the A-main and avoid racing the B-main to get in. The 8-lap qualifying race got off on the wrong foot when he slipped to 8th, but Reinhardt soon found his rhythm. By lap five he had worked his way to 6th and was able to make the pass for 5th on lap seven, putting himself into the night’s finale.

Reinhardt started the 35-lap A-main in the 18th position and patiently waited for the traffic around him to sort itself out over the first five laps. From there, he used a steady effort to chip his way toward the front, making his way into the top fifteen on lap nine.

Reinhardt’s machine continued to get quicker as the fuel load burned off. On the restart following a lap twenty caution, he surged forward into the 13th spot. As the race reached its final five circuits, he moved up another position. The late charge ended just 8-tenths of a second out of a top ten finish with Reinhardt in 12th.

October 8: Jim Ford Classic – Night 2 / Fremont Speedway / Fremont, OH [39 cars, Qualifying 1st in Group 2, Heat 3rd (4), A-main 3rd (6)]

The $10,000 to win finale of the Jim Ford Classic and the 2022 ASCoC season drew a field of 39 cars, once again putting the four qualifying group, four heat format into action.

Reinhardt rolled out 7th in Group B for his turn under the clock and promptly showed the resurgence of his team’s speed as he laid down the fastest lap in the group.

Only needing to transfer by finishing in the top five of his heat race, Reinhardt ran hard from his starting spot outside row two in his 8-lap heat race. He brought home a third place finish and along with it, a spot in the dash redraw.

Reinhardt drew the 6th starting spot for the 6-lap dash. On the opening lap he moved up one spot but eventually finished 6th, putting his Capitol Renegade No.91 on the outside of row three for the 30-lap Jim Ford Classic main event.

On lap two, Reinhardt moved into the fifth position. He held that ground, executing a steady performance, for the next twenty three laps and appeared set to come home with a nice top five finish.

Reinhardt wasn’t done yet though.

A caution slowed the field with four laps remaining and Reinhardt still running 5th. On the restart, he drove to the inside of Zeb Wise in turn one and took the 4th position away.

Two laps later the yellow lights flashed on yet again, forcing a restart for a green-white-checkered finish. On this restart, Cole Macedo was Reinhardt’s victim when the former professional engineer turned full time racer slipped underneath the No.18 entering turn one.

Reinhardt held on to 3rd for the remaining lap and a half, closing out the touring series’ portion of his season with his first ASCoC podium of the year and first ASCoC top five since August 24th at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway in Pennsylvania.

“I was trying to save my tire. I could tell early on the track was probably going to take rubber and tires would be important at the end. It’s tough to hold back but it paid off in the end.“, Reinhardt shared.

“We had a solid finish to our All Star season tonight. It’s been a challenging year, but we’ve finally been finding our speed again lately, so hopefully we can continue that in our remaining races and go into the offseason with something positive to build on. I want to say thank you to all of our partners and everyone involved with our team that got our 91 car up and down the road all season.”

Up Next

Reinhardt and the Capitol Renegade team will take the coming weekend off, then will return on Friday, October 21st at BAPS Motor Speedway for their “The Night Before” event. The following night, the Neptune City, NJ native will roll back into Williams Grove Speedway for the rescheduled finale of the 60th Annual National Open.

Season Stats

68 races, 0 wins, 7 top 5’s, 17 top 10’s, 33 top 15’s

 

 

Big Game Motorsports Takes Two Top Fives Out of Weekend at Port Royal Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 12, 2022) - David Gravel pocketed a pair of top-five finishes last weekend during the Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway.

It helped the Big Game Motorsports driver close the gap in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series championship standings to only 66 points with a month remaining in the season.

Gravel was efficient both nights at the half-mile oval, where he kicked off the doubleheader on Friday by qualifying fifth quickest in his group. A third-place result in a heat race narrowly missed a spot in the dash and lined the team up on the inside of the fifth row in the A Main. Gravel gained a handful of positions for a fifth-place result.

Saturday showed a step forward as Gravel set quick time during qualifying before winning a heat race. A fourth-place outing in the dash started him on the outside of the second row in the main event. He climbed a position to place third - his 37th top five of the season.

The final weekend of the season in the Midwest is on tap with World of Outlaws races on Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and Saturday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., during the Lakeside Speedway Showdown presented by Micro-Lite.

Also of note, everyone at Big Game Motorsports would like to congratulate Gravel and his wife, Jillian, on the birth of their son this week.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 7 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 5 (9).

Oct. 8 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 3 (4).

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 6 wins, 37 top fives, 58 top 10s, 63 top 15s, 65 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., and Saturday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the Lakeside Speedway Showdown presented by Micro-Lite with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

TICKET LINK -

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Produces Top Fives During SCCT and KWS/NARC Races at Keller Auto Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - HANFORD, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2022) - Dominic Scelzi recorded top-five performances during 360ci and 410ci winged sprint car starts at Keller Auto Speedway last weekend.

The action began on Friday when he set quick time in his Sprint Car Challenge Tour group. A run from fourth to second place in a heat race advanced Scelzi into the dash, which he won to garner the pole position for the main event.

"We were good all night, but just didn't hit it right in the feature," he said. "The race track was pretty fast throughout the night and in the feature it slicked up. We just sort of missed. We struggled getting off the corner. We fell back to third or fourth pretty quickly. There at the end of the race I felt like everybody was slowing down toward our speed."

Scelzi ended third, which was his 23rd top five of the season.

The team returned to the track on Saturday for King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series competition during the Morrie Williams Twin 20s Memorial. Scelzi was fourth quickest and a runner-up result in a heat race earned a spot into the dash. A fifth-place outing started him on the inside of the third row in the first of twin A Mains.

"The track wasn't very racy so it made it tough," he said. "We ran fifth the entire feature until someone crashed and we gained a spot to end fourth. It was just hard to maneuver for the 20 laps."

Scelzi's fourth-place run added to his lead in the championship standings, giving him a 39-point advantage with four points races remaining.

The night's second feature was inverted, which gave Scelzi the 12 th starting spot.

"The racing was better in the second race and luckily it was fully inverted," he said. "We were good the first couple of laps, but then were just right there. We need to get back to the speed we had at the beginning of the year."

Scelzi ended ninth for his 34th top 10 of the season.

The team returns to series competition this Friday at Keller Auto Speedway during the Anthony Simone Classic and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., during The Dennis Roth Classic.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 7 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (1).

Oct. 8 - Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (4); Feature #1: 4 (5); Feature #2: 9 (12).

SEASON STATS -

47 races, 8 wins, 24 top fives, 34 top 10s, 41 top 15s, 43 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., for the Anthony Simone Classic and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., for The Dennis Roth Classic with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - K&N Filters

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"K&N Filters gives our motors the maximum performance they can possibly have," Scelzi said. "They are the best product on the market and we've enjoyed getting to know everyone at K&N throughout the years."

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

 

 

Visit Our Updated SprintCarStuff.com Museum Store!

Knoxville, IA, October 11, 2022 – It’s never too early to get your Christmas shopping done! Whether it’s Christmas, a Birthday, or a newly released die-cast, the new updated SprintCarStuff.com is here to meet your sprint car merchandise shopping needs here at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum!

The overall user experience has recently been improved on SprintCarStuff.com. Users of smartphones and tablets will see a marked improvement in accessibility. There are also now larger pictures of the items available in the store.

The new design improves the overall experience of the user, and members of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum will notice an improvement in their automatic membership discounts in the store.

SprintCarStuff.com is the official online store of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa. The store is the largest dedicated seller of sprint car racing memorabilia in the world.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, visit www.SprintCarHoF.com!

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

 

 

Newlin Logs Top 10 at Lincoln Speedway After Last Minute Schedule Addition

Mansberger Motorsports Team Not Done Yet in 2022

Abbottstown, PA – October 10, 2022

by Addicted2Dirt PR & Media Management

After originally indicating their season was done, Zach Newlin and the Mansberger Motorsports team decided to extend their season with a trip to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night, October 8th.

The team missed a few planned races earlier in the season due to weather and other personal reasons, so the equipment still had some laps left in it and the team wasn’t quite ready to call it a year.

October 8: Lincoln Speedway / Abbottstown, PA

[37 cars, Heat 2nd (3), A-main 10th (10)]

A deep field of 37 cars signed in to compete, setting up five 8-lap heat races for the 358 sprint cars. The top four finishers would transfer to the A-main, with the top two making the handicap. To qualify for the handicap, drivers need to have established a points average by participating in at least one previous race at the track this season.

Heat race lineups were set by a pill draw. Zach Newlin was slated to start inside row two in the first heat race of the evening but took the green flag from the outside of the front row after one of the front row starters opted to drop to the rear of the field.

At the drop of the green, Dylan Norris got out in front to grab the early lead. Newlin settled into the second spot and held the position for the duration of the event. Despite finishing 2nd, Newlin did not qualify for the redraw since he had not competed at Lincoln Speedway during the 2022 season.

Newlin lined up 10th for the 20-lap A-main, just behind the handicapped starters. The feature event was slowed multiple times by cautions, bunching the field and providing opportunities to make moves. The Millerstown, PA native fought hard throughout the event, moving just inside the top ten at times, then slipping just outside for a few laps.

Ultimately Newlin came home with a 10th place finish, a respectable result on the team’s first trip to the Abbottstown, PA oval, especially against the field of cars assembled Saturday night.

Up Next

The team plans to return to Lincoln Speedway Saturday night, October 15th to extend their season yet one more night and hopefully end their up and down season on a high note.

Learn more about Zach Newlin at:

A2DPR.com/ZachNewlin

Follow Zach Newlin’s season at:

A2DPR.com/latest-news

Zach Newlin Racing on Facebook:

Facebook.com/ZachNewlinRacing

Zach Newlin Racing on Twitter:

Twitter.com/ZachDaddyRacing

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

Broadcast coverage of Port Royal Speedway events is available at FloRacing.com

SPECIAL THANKS

As always, thank you to all our sponsors and partners, including our silent partners who do everything they can to help but ask for nothing in return! Below are the businesses…the people…the families…that make what these teams do possible. PLEASE take the time to browse this information and help the teams by giving your business to these partners.

Most importantly, tell them WHY you patronized them and thank them for being involved in racing!

Grove Financial & Associates

Dillman Hauling

Ron’s RV Sales

T&M Homebuilders

Tuscarora Roofing Co.

FIT Transportation

Kirby Kitner Excavating, Blasting, Paving

Christine Booher, Realtor

Strange Oval

Walker Performance Filtration

Newlin Bar Service

 

 

Mitchell Faccinto Nets Top-5 at Morrie Williams Tribute

PETERSEN MEDIA- Racing close to home during the month of October, Mitchell Faccinto and Tarlton Racing kicked the stretch off in Hanford, CA this past weekend where Faccinto tallied a fifth-place finish at the Morrie Williams Tribute.

“We had really good speed early in the night both Friday and Saturday,” Mitchell Faccinto said. “Friday night we had some engine issues in our heat that really set us back, but on Saturday we took care of business and ran fifth in the first feature.”

Paying homage to famed car owner Morrie Williams on Saturday night, the NARC/KWS used a special format that culminated with a pair of 20-lap feature events.

With 30 cars checked into the pit area, Faccinto started his night off by timing the Tarlton and Son Inc./EZ Haul/Executive Auto Sales backed no. 21 in seventh fastest after going out 24th to take a time.

Lining up third in heat race competition, the Hanford, CA product pocketed a third-place finish and punched his ticket into the Morrie Williams Tribute feature event where he rolled off of the starting grid from the seventh starting position.

As the feature event went green, the racing surface was fairly narrow in the opening 20-lap feature event, but Faccinto was determined to work his way forward. Carefully navigating around the 3/8 mile oval, Faccinto worked his way into fifth when the fast paced feature event came to a close.

Pulling into the infield to make adjustments prior to the second 20-lap affair, Faccinto rolled off of the starting grid from 11th as all lead lap cars from the opening feature were fully inverted.

The second feature was more of the same as the first where passing was tough, and Faccinto spent the duration of this 20-lap affair vying for position inside the Top-10.

Slipping back to 13th as the race drew a close, Faccinto closed the night out with a 13th place finish in the second ‘A’.

Friday night the team was also in action as they battled with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour during the Cotton Classic. With 42 cars on hand, Faccinto set the standard in time trials and earned fast time overall.

Lining up fourth in his heat race, Faccinto would fight some issues under the hood of his Tarlton Motorsports entry and fell out of a transfer position and was forced into the ‘B’.

Battling with brother, Michael, in the ‘B’, Faccinto finished second and moved into the 35-lap Cotton Classic feature event where he took the green flag from the 21st starting spot.

When the feature went green, contact would ensue to Faccinto’s car and damage would bring his night to an end before the ‘A’ even got started.

“We have been really fast as of late, and I am confident heading into two big KWS/NARC races this weekend, and then Trophy Cup in two weeks,” Faccinto said. “Drew, Shane, and everyone that helps us out have been doing a great job, and I thank them all for their hard work. I also want to thank the Tarlton’s for continuing to support us, and give us great equipment to compete.”

Tarlton Motorsports would like to thank Tarlton and Son Inc., EZ Haul, Executive Auto Sales, Pabco Gypsum, Bandy and Associates, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, System 1 Ignition, Vortex Wings, and BG Lubricants for their support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 43, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 13, Top 10’s: 25.

ON TAP: Mitchell Faccinto and Tarlton Motorsports will be at Keller Auto Speedway on Friday night for the Simone Classic, and then will travel to Tulare, CA on Saturday night for the Dennis Roth Classic.

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

 

 

F&F Racing Welcomes Precision Civil Engineering Inc. As Marketing Partner For Duration of 2022

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading into last weekend’s Cotton Classic, F&F Racing secured a new marketing partner to their team for the final races of 2022 as the team is pleased to welcome Prevision Civil Engineering Inc. aboard.

Founded by Ed Dunkel Jr, PCE is as established full-service firm that has a history of providing comprehensive and sustainable solutions on a wide range of complex projects and issues. Dunkel’s family has provided Civil Engineering and Land Surveying for over 55 years and has reflected directly to PCE’s commitment to excellence and dedication.

With a new partner on board, F&F Racing made the trip to Keller Auto Speedway last Friday night to take part in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s Cotton Classic.

Timing the Bushey Financial Services/C&H Motor Parts/Precision Civil Engineering Inc. backed No. x1 in sixth fastest in his qualifying group, Michael Faccinto lined up in the third row of his heat race.

Finishing sixth in his heat, the Hanford, CA native was forced into the night’s ‘B’ Main where he lined up on the pole and chased after one of four transfer spots that was up for grabs on this night.

Leading the field to the green, Faccinto would find himself in a torrid battle with brother, Mitchell as they battled for the top spot on their home track. Fending his brother off, Michael Faccinto picked up the win and moved into the 35-lap Cotton Classic feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 21st starting position, Faccinto would do what he could from the back of the pack on a track that was tough to make up ground on.

Mired in traffic for much of the race, Faccinto would slowly pick up track position as the race got into an extended green-flag run following a myriad of stoppages in the early laps.

When the Cotton Classic feature came to a close, Faccinto took the checkered flag with a 16th place finish.

F&F Racing would like to thank Bushey Financial Services, C&H Motor Parts, Precision Civil Engineering Inc., Lucas Oil, , Econo Lube-n-Tune & Brakes, Pacific Highway Rentals, PitStopUSA, FVP, CRV Carbon Solutions, American River Overhead Door, All Pro Heads, Engler, and Don Ott Racing Engines for their support.

ON TAP: F&F Racing will be idle this weekend before returning to action on October 20th-22nd in Tulare, CA for the Trophy Cup.

BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-26, Wins-1, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-12

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with F&F Racing by following @FNFRacingx1 on Twitter.

 

 

Shawn Jones Score at Antioch Speedway

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Antioch, CA)- Saturday night in Antioch, CA, it was former series Champion, Shawn Jones scoring the win as he powered his way to his second feature event win of the season.

Saturday night in Contra Costa County, a total of 28 cars checked in for action in what was the series’ penultimate event of the 2022 season.

Lining up on the front row of the 25-lap feature event, Jones was hard on the throttle as he jumped out to the early lead. Once out in front, Jones flexed his muscle on the bay area bullring as he looked very strong out front.

As Jones began to run away from the field, behind him Jake Morgan began to make his way forward from his third row starting position. Working into third on the seventh lap, Morgan took over the second position at the race’s halfway point as he was tasked with reeling in Jones.

Last week’s feature event winner, Shawn Arriaga, was hot on Morgan’s tail as he followed him forward and took over the final spot on the podium also at the race’s haflway point.

Up front though, it was all about Jones as he was able to keep the field at bay and secure the win over Morgan, Arriaga, Nick Larson, and Josh Young.

Arriaga opened the night up by earning Dependable Crane Fast Time Honors, as Jake Morgan won Benic Ent. Heat No. 1, Shane Hopkins won Brown and Miller Heat No. 2, Jones won King Racing Products Heat Race No. 3, and Brent Steck won Santomauro Heat Race No. 4.

Josh Young went from 15th to 5th in the feature and was the Santomauro Hard Charger, as Steve Maionchi was the Matt Streeter Racing Hard Luck Award recipient.

Trey Walters finished 15th in the A and took home the BR Motorsports P.15 bonus, as Dylan Newberry was awarded the Arbo Tec Best Presented Feature Event Car award.

Going from the B to 10th in the A, Evan Gularte earned the Vahlco Wheels Cool Move of the Night.

ON TAP: The Hunt Series will bring 2022 to a close on November 5th in Stockton, CA.

WINNERS: Bradley Terrell (March 26th Petaluma Speedway), Jake Morgan (April 2nd Placerville Speedway), Daniel Whitley (May 21st Merced Speedway), Daniel Whitley May 28th Stockton Dirt Track), DJ Johnson (June 18th Marysville Raceway), Jake Morgan (July 16th Placerville Speedway), Bradley Terrell (August 20th Petaluma Speedway) Jake Morgan (Sept. 3rd Placerville Speedway) Shane Hopkins (Sept. 4th Placerville Speedway), Shawn Jones (September 7th Silver Dollar Speedway), Shawn Arriaga (October 1st Petaluma Speedway), Shawn Jones (October 8th Antioch Speedway)

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with the series by liking us at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/ or clicking over to the new www.huntwingless.com.

JOE HUNT MAGNETOS WINGLESS SERIES- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleeson brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. After running under the leadership of Prentice Motorsports Group and Glad Enterprises from 2016-2018, 2019 saw Gleeson come back aboard. 2022 the series will be in action on 12 occasions as they visit five different Northern California venues.

 

 

410 Sprint Cars Add Excitement To Speed Showcase Weekend
Many of the top Sprint Car drivers in Pennsylvania will be in action Friday night during the Speed Showcase weekend at Port Royal Speedway.

 

PORT ROYAL, PA – All eyes will be on Port Royal Speedway when the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco enters the Juniata County Fairgrounds for ‘Speed Showcase’ weekend Thursday-Saturday Oct. 13-15.
On Friday (Oct. 14), the lightning-fast Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars race 25 laps around the half-mile for a $5,000 winner’s share. Many of the top Sprint Car drivers in Pennsylvania will be in action, injecting more energy than ever into the must-see weekend.

The third annual ‘Speed Showcase’ begins on Thursday (Oct. 13), as Behrent’s Performance Warehouse presents the Preliminary Night of the ‘Speed Showcase’ weekend.

The STSS Modifieds battle for 40 laps around the ‘Speed Palace’ in pursuit of a $5,500 top prize, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to start with Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply South Region points offered.
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Behrent’s has posted an additional $5,000 in bonus cash to the Thursday STSS Modified pay structure. Drivers finishing first through 10th respectively will each receive an extra $500 in their pay envelopes at the end of the night.

The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman of the Belmont’s Garage South Region will also be on hand for Thursday practice rounds, with the two fastest drivers transferring to the Saturday redraw.

For the Oct. 13 event, Grandstand Admission is $20 for Adults and $10 for Students (ages 13-18). Kids 12 and under are admitted FREE.

Thursday Pit Admission is $40.

On Friday (Oct. 14), the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars join the program as part of Bob Hilbert Sportswear Qualifying Night.

The STSS Modifieds begin their quest to earn a starting spot for Saturday’s main event with 20-lap Qualifying Races.

The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman will get their turn to play in the clay on Friday, taking part in 15-lap Qualifying Races presented by Belmont’s Garage.

The full-fender Pro Stocks – based in New York State – will also be on hand for practice rounds as part of Bob Hilbert Sportswear Qualifying Night.

For the Oct. 14 event, Grandstand Admission is $25 for Adults and $10 for Students (ages 13-18). Kids 12 and under are admitted FREE.

Friday Pit Admission is $35.

All roads lead to the main event on Saturday (Oct. 15). The STSS Modifieds and STSS Crate 602 Sportsman will run last chance races to set the field for their respective main events.

The ‘Speed Showcase’ championship for the Modifieds battle for 75 laps around the ‘Speed Palace’ with $50,000-plus reserved for the winner and $1,000 to take the green flag.

The 75-lap event offers points toward both the STSS Halmar ‘Elite Series’ and Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply South Region for the Modifieds.

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman race in their most prestigious event of the season, as Ice Less LLC presents the ‘Speed Showcase 50,’ paying $4,000 to win and $200 just to take the green.

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Belmont’s Garage South Region points are on the line in the 50-lap main.

The always entertaining Pro Stocks run a full program on Saturday as well, going 30 laps in their main event for $1,200 to win minimum and $125 to start.

For the Oct. 15 event, reserved Grandstand Admission is $40 (all seats).

Saturday reserved seats (sections A-G) are on sale now through the Port Royal Speedway office at 717.527.2303.

General Grandstand Admission is $35 for Adults and $20 for Students (ages 13-18). Kids ages 12 and under are admitted FREE.

Saturday Pit Admission is $50.

Weekend (three-day) pit passes will be available for $125.

Sunday (Oct. 16) is reserved as a rain date of the weekend.

Camper and Hauler parking begins Wednesday (Oct. 12).

A complete ‘Speed Showcase’ Event Information Center has been posted on the Short Track Super Series website at: https://shorttracksuperseries.com/event-info/

The entire weekend will be broadcast live on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv) as part of the annual subscription.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

 

 

POWRi National Championship to be Claimed in Oklahoma Season Ending POWRi National Championship to be Claimed in Oklahoma Season Ending

Belleville, IL. (10/8/22) Heading into the final weekend stretch of competition at Port City Raceway on October 13 and I-44 Riverside Speedway on October 14-15, the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets League will see the rise of a champion after a season-long quest for racing notoriety.

Riding into the weekend with a five-hundred-ten point advantage in the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League, Brenham Crouch continues his quest of becoming the 2022 POWRi National Midget League Champion acquiring one win on the season with a consistent top-10 finish in all but four of his seasonal starts. Gaining eight heat race victories with four high-point qualifiers awards on the season, Brenham aims to clinch his first championship over the racing weekend.

Entering the weekend runner-up in the yearly championship, Taylor Reimer has routinely placed inside the top 10 in seventy percent of the events entered within the POWRi National Midget League competition. While earning a single quick-time and heat race victory as well as a pair of high-point qualifier awards, Taylor remains focused on seizing her first league victory as well staying within the championship chase.

Tying Christopher Bell with eleven feature wins on the season and remaining third in the yearly standings, Cannon McIntosh only trails Logan Seavey (12 in 2019) for most POWRi National Midget Wins in a single season while continually staying in the thick of a hunt for the National Championship crown.

Defending National POWRi Champion Bryant Weideman has driven to a pair of feature wins in 2022 while currently in the fourth seasonal placement of the standings earning a single quick-time, a pair of heat racing wins, two semi-feature victories, as well as a duo of hard-charger awards.

Transforming from first-time winner to achieving a trio of victories on the year, Chase McDermand continues his stellar 2022 while quickly solidifying his name among the Nation’s top open-wheel talents claiming the POWRi National Rookie of the Year honors while earning four quick-times, eight heat race wins, a pair of high-point qualifiers as well as a lone hard-charger award on the season.

Current POWRi National Midget Championship Standings: http://www.powri.com/points/?c=1037&i=19531&t=Drivers

Classes Scheduled to compete at Port City Raceway on Thursday, October 13th include the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues running in conjunction with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series, as well as the POWRi Engler Machine and Tool Outlaw 600cc Micros.

Thursday, October 13th Port City Raceway Details: Pit Gates Open: 12:00 PM General Admission Open: 5:00 PM Drivers Registration – 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM Drivers Meeting – 5:30 PM Hot Laps – 6:00 PM Racing to Follow.

Classes Scheduled to compete in the 18th Annual Charlene Meents Memorial presented by Priority Aviation Services at I-44 Riverside Speedway October 14-15 include the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues, running in conjunction with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota; as well as the POWRi Engler Machine and Tool Outlaw 600cc Micros.

Friday, October 14th | I-44 Riverside Speedway Details: Pit Gates Open – 12:00 PM Drivers Registration – 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM Drivers Meeting – 6:00 PM Hot Laps – 6:30 PM Racing to follow.

Friday, October 14th | I-44 Riverside Speedway Pricing: General Admission: $20.00 Youth Ages 6-12: $10.00 5 & Under: FREE Pit Pass: $40.00

Saturday, October 15th | I-44 Riverside Speedway Details: Pit Gates Open – All Day Drivers Registration – 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM Drivers Meeting – 5:30 PM Hot Laps – 6:00 PM Racing to follow.

Saturday, October 15th | I-44 Riverside Speedway Pricing: General Admission: $25.00 Youth Ages 6-12: $10.00 5 & Under: FREE Pit Pass: $40.00

Details about Port City Raceway, in Tulsa Oklahoma, such as Ticket Information, Points Standings, and Driver Profiles can be found online at www.portcityraceway.net.

For further reading and information about Donnie Ray Crawford and the DRC Legacy Foundation or to donate to the Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation/Scholarship Program, please visit www.donnieraycrawford.com. The Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55 gives back to the Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization.

Details about I-44 Riverside, in Oklahoma City Oklahoma, such as Ticket Information, Points Standings, and Driver Profiles can be found online at www.I44riversidespeedway.com.

More information about the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota can be found online at www.xtremeoutlawseries.com

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

 

 

Trophy Cup champion to receive a commemorative 14 karat solid gold ring

By Gary Thomas

Tulare, CA…With the 28th Trophy Cup ready to tackle Thunderbowl Raceway next week Promoter Steve Faria has announced an extra special perk that will go to the overall point champion at the event.

The driver who wins the overall title at the Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup presented by Rudeen Racing already goes home with $28,000 in weekend earnings. Thanks to Steve Faria, they will also take home a commemorative 14k solid gold ring engraved with the 28th annual Trophy Cup logo.

Not only will the Trophy Cup champ take home the prize, Faria has also offered up another 14k solid gold ring to be auctioned off at the event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The 28th Trophy Cup occurs on October 20th, 21st and 22nd at Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway.

“The Trophy Cup is such a great event for an outstanding cause, and we are really ramping up for it,” commented Faria. “I wanted to do something special for the champion this year, so felt that offering up this 14k solid gold ring with the Trophy Cup logo on it was just that. The event is all about raising money for Make-A-Wish and doing another ring for the auction was a no brainer for us a well.”

Adult grandstand tickets for the 28th Trophy Cup cost $50 on Thursday and Friday and $55 on Saturday. Bleacher tickets are $45 on Thursday and Friday and $50 on Saturday. Kids pricing and senior pricing is also available.

Tickets can be purchased starting at approximately 10am-10:30 each race day behind the stands at the box office. The event has never sold out and plenty of tickets will be available. The pit gate opens at 10am on Thursday October 20th, with the drivers meeting just after 3pm. Wheel packing, hot laps, qualifying and heat races will follow.

The special events that have become so popular are also returning with a slight twist. Following the races on Thursday will be BBQ Night sponsored by High 5 Pizza and Catering, while Friday after the races will be Taco Bravo Fiesta Night featuring Tacos. On Saturday afternoon from 11am-2pm Steve Faria and Thunderbowl Raceway will present the annual Spaghetti Feed.

Both Thursday and Friday nights will showcase Razor Bike Races plus RC car racing for children, while a brand-new function on Saturday includes the Driver Dunk Tank. The post-race parties start 20 minutes after the checkered flag with beer, water and soft drinks also available for purchase inside.

A donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the door during all these events is appreciated. Fans and teams are all encouraged to attend the special eating events. More info on the Trophy Cup, as well as an entry list can be found at www.trophycup.org

Special thanks to Promoter Steve Faria with System 1 and System 1 Pro Ignition, General Manager Josh Miller, along with all our partners for making things happen at Thunderbowl Raceway including Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC, Budweiser, Roth Motorsports, KRC Safety, George at Garton Tractor, Double “D” Towing and JD Heiskel & Company.

For more info on the Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway visit www.thunderbowlraceway.com and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tulare-Thunderbowl-Raceway-392991907541396/?fref=ts

The Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway is located at the Tulare County Fairgrounds on the corner of Bardsley and K Streets at 620 South K Street Tulare, California 93274. 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.

Stone Chevrolet Buick GMC Thunderbowl Raceway Remaining Schedule

Saturday October 15th: Northern Auto Racing Club Fujitsu 410 Sprint Cars, Kings of Thunder Winged 360s and Legends of Kearney Bowl (Dennis Roth Classic)

Thursday October 20th: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing
Friday October 21st: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing
Saturday October 22nd: Abreu Vineyards Trophy Cup 28 presented by Rudeen Racing

 

 

Justyn Cox guides Bates-Hamilton Racing entry to runner up finish at Morrie Williams Memorial

By Gary Thomas

Hanford, CA…Making his initial start of the season with Bates-Hamilton Racing on Saturday, Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox nearly pulled off some final lap magic, ultimately securing a runner up finish in the second Twin-20 at the Morrie Williams Memorial.

The event at Keller Auto Speedway was sanctioned by the NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series and launched a big three week stretch in the Central Valley for Bates-Hamilton Racing.

Cox opened the night by qualifying 17th overall in the 30-car field, before finishing sixth in his heat race, transferring the Teichert Construction/ VinylTech PVC Pipe/ Clow Valve/ BenefitRFP mount into the feature.

The first Twin-20 main event saw Cox bring home a 15th place result after starting from row nine. The final feature was then inverted based off all cars that remained on the lead lap from the opening race, which placed the 28-year-old on the pole. He would drag race fellow outside front row starter Jonathan Allard at the waving of the green flag while settling into second.

Cox eventually became locked in a thrilling battle for the runner up position with Bud Kaeding that showcased the pair going back and forth. As the laps wound down, he then fended off a challenge from Austin McCarl and closed back in on Allard when the white flag was unveiled. Entering the final set of corners, he sailed it in upstairs but came up just a few car lengths shy at the finish.

“We had a lot of fun on Saturday in Hanford,” said Cox. “I can’t thank the 42x guys enough for getting me more comfortable in the car at every opportunity they had. We gave it a hard run in the second Twin-20 and just missed out on a win. It was a great first night adjusting to the BHR guys and the 410 as well. I’m thankful for the chance to compete with Bates-Hamilton Racing again and we’re excited for these next couple weeks down in the Central Valley.”

Bates-Hamilton Racing and Cox will now gear up for a massive double header with the NARC 410 Sprint Cars this weekend. Friday night it’s the Anthony Simone Classic at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, while Saturday will be the $8,300-to-win Dennis Roth Classic at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Both shows will be live on FloRacing for those who can’t make it.

Bates-Hamilton Racing would like to thank Teichert Construction, VinylTech PVC Pipe, Clow Valve, BenefitRFP, Dan Ewart Sales, B Scadden Design, Advanced Drainage Systems, Custom Pipe and Fabrication, Tigre, North Bay Waterworks, SIP, Star Pipe Products, Kaeding Performance, Kistler Engines, Maxim Chassis, ARAI Helmets, K1 Race Gear, Warehouse Paint, Arbo Tech, Performance Powder Coating, Sellers Race Wings, Rod Tiner Racing, ART Enterprises, Tiner-Hirst Enterprise and Vanlare Steering Repair for their support this season.

Bates-Hamilton Racing Morrie Williams Memorial Quick Recap-

October 8th: Qualified (17th), Heat Race (6th), A-main 1 (15th), A-main 2 (2nd)

Upcoming Races-

October 14th: Keller Auto Speedway – Anthony Simone Classic with NARC
October 15th: Thunderbowl Raceway – Dennis Roth Classic with NARC

Sponsor Spotlight: Lippert Construction Inc

Bates-Hamilton Racing would like to welcome aboard new sponsor Lippert Construction Inc, to the team. Lippert Construction is a General Engineering Contractor that specializes in grading.

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Social Spotlight-

To keep up with Bates-Hamilton Racing be sure to like the BHR Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BatesHamiltonRacing

Follow along on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bhr42x

Make sure to also follow our Instagram page @bhr_42x

 

 

Justyn Cox Earns Second Place Finish During Morrie Williams Tribute Aboard Bates-Hamilton Racing No. 42x

PETERSEN MEDIA: After playing ‘Super Sub’ for Bates-Hamilton Racing back in 2018, and then having another cameo with the team in 2020, Justyn Cox was back in the No. 42x on Saturday night at the Morrie Williams Tribute where he capped his nigh off with a second-place finish during the final 20-lap feature event of the night.”

“Fires and foremost, I want to thank Josh Bates and Roger Hamilton for giving me a great opportunity to run with them for the next month,” Justyn Cox said. “I have so much fun running 410’s and Saturday night was a great way to shake off some of the rust with the format being two 20-lap feature events. The guys did a great job of getting me comfortable, and we almost picked up a win during that second feature event.”

Climbing aboard the Teichert/Vinyltech backed No. 42x on Saturday night in Hanford, CA, the Clarksburg, CA driver admittedly made a mistake on both qualifying laps as he ended up 17th fastest in time trials.

Lining up in the third row of the night’s third heat race, Cox settled into sixth which was good enough to lock him directly into the night’s first 20-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 17th starting position in the opening feature event of the night, Cox continued to acclimate to the new ride as he slowly worked his way forward on the big 3/8 mile oval nestled in central California.

Working into 12th, Cox would cap of the first feature event there which was crucial as it put him on the front row of the final 20-lap feature event of the night.

Once the BHR team put their final touches on the car for the finale, Cox lined up alongside Jonathan Allard for the final feature of the night, and when the green lights flashed he settled into second as Allard led early.

Running the early portion of the feature on the bottom side of the track, Cox would venture to the top and began cutting into Allard’s lead as the laps clicked down.

Catching Allard, Cox would bobble on the razor thin cushion with two laps to go and it broke his momentum. Quickly getting back on the throttle, Cox made it close on the final lap as he came up just short of the victory by .220 seconds and settled for a second-place finish.

“I hoped we could have pulled off a win our first night together, but I am super pumped with how we progressed over the course of the night,” Cox said. “We have two more races this weekend back in Hanford, CA and Tulare, CA and I am excited to get back racing with this team.”

The Cox-Berco Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Michael David Winery, MDW Sports, Stroppini Enterprises, Cranked Naturals, Trex, Master Metal Products, Adrian Blanco Jewelry, PM Truck Repair, Justice Brothers, K&N, Konnected, A.R.T., Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, Arai, Racing Optics, All American Powder Coating, VSR, , Tim’s Hot Rod Shop, Shell Shock, Don Ott Racing Engines, and Richmond Engines for their continued support.

BY THE NUMBERS: Races-22, Wins-1, Top 5’s-5, Top 10’s-11

ON TAP: Cox and BHR will be back in action on Friday night in Hanford, CA and on Saturday night in Tulare, CA with the KWS/NARC.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with Justyn Cox by following him on Twitter @JustynCox__JC.

 

 

Paul Nienhiser Overcomes Point Deficit and Claims MOWA Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA: Heading into Friday’s Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) season finale at Jacksonville Speedway, Paul Nienhiser needed to put together a near perfect night to overcome a 26-point deficit to claim his second career series title. In front of him home crowd, Nienhiser handled his business as his second-place finish in the feature event propelled him to the top of the point standings as he was able to erase the gap and claim the championship.

“There were a lot of ups and downs for us in 2022, but with the season just about over I think Scott Bonar and I executed everything we wanted when we combined forces over the winter,” Paul Nienhiser said. “We were able to secure the MOWA title, the Sprint Invaders Owner’s Title, and won some races along the way.”

Entering the night 26 points out of the lead, Nienhiser had a great draw as he lined up on the front row of his heat race. Needing to finish out front, Nienhiser was hard on the throttle as he raced to early lead and put the field on notice as he won the heat by a ½ of a lap.

When heat races were complete, Nienhiser had cut eight points off his deficit, and entered the feature event 18 points out of the Championship.

Taking the green flag from the fifth starting position, Nienhiser knew he needed to finish up front to give himself a shot, but also knew he had to keep his nose clean in doing so. When race came to life, the Chapin, IL driver h