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Bruce Jr. and Bergman Pegged for Team Eights Entries at Junior Knepper 55 and Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Dec. 11, 2018) - Team Eights will operate a two-car midget team during a pair of marquee events the next month.

Tony Bruce Jr. is slated to be behind the wheel of a race car along with sprint car racing veteran Seth Bergman, who is taking the place of car owner Chad Wheeler when the team races this Saturday inside the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., during the Junior Knepper 55 with the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets and next month at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

"I have mixed emotions," Wheeler said. "I really enjoyed racing it and doing it. I felt like I didn't race them enough throughout the year to be as competitive as I wanted in the Chili Bowl. We started selling a lot of our simulators through WR1 Sim Chassis. I wanted to spend the offseason when we're not mod racing to put my focus on that. We make a race ready iRacing setup that has everything you need. We've built around 70 units since the start of last year and we'll have a booth at the Chili Bowl. We wanted a sprint car driver to fill the seat so Tony and I decided Seth would be a good option."

Saturday will mark Bergman's debut at the Junior Knepper 55. However, he has raced at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals three times and has one other career midget start.

"I want to thank Chad and Tony for the opportunity as well as Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing and Young Tool Company for their continued support," he said. "I know Team Eights has great equipment so that's a huge part of it. I haven't been able to race a midget very often, but I do feel like I've gotten more comfortable and confident each time I've been able to run one the last few years. I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out this Saturday and how that will prepare us for the Chili Bowl next month. We're using it as a chance to get some laps, but it's still a race and we want to be competitive. I have a race car so I'm showing up to a competition wanting to win."

Meanwhile Bruce Jr. is entering this weekend with a load of confidence after producing strong runs during the Junior Knepper 55 each of the last two years. He posted a career-best result of sixth in 2016 and was in contention for a top five last year before a racing incident relegated him to an 11th-place run.

"The biggest key to this is having confidence in the team and myself," he said. "I know that we have the best equipment that you can have and I have a good team working on the car and I'm confident in my driving. It's exciting to go to a place we've run well at.

"I used to look at the race in Du Quoin as kind of a test. A lot of times we looked at it as something to do to make sure everything is running properly. Now it's morphed into a race we want to try to win."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Junior Knepper 55 with the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wheeler Metals

Established in 1968, Wheeler Metals is a sheet metal business that offers a variety of products for professional and amateur builders. Wheeler Metals has three locations in Muskogee, Okla., Rogers, Ark., and Springfield, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.WheelerMetals.com.

"When I moved to the Tulsa area a few years back we built a brand new shop," Bruce Jr. said. "We always strive as a race team to find the best products for the situation and that was no different selecting the company to build our building. Wheeler Metals was the perfect fit for our needs. From 10x10 pole barns to 100x100 full metal buildings, they have it all. I challenge anyone to find a building company that will work the customers' needs like they do."

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

 

 

Hagar Set for First Midget Start Since Chili Bowl This Saturday During Junior Knepper 55

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Dec. 11, 2018) - Derek Hagar will make his first midget start since January this Saturday when he invades the Southern Illinois Center for the Junior Knepper 55.

Hagar, who co-owns the race car with Jonathan Proctor, last raced a midget during the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals and prior to that his most recent start was during the 2017 edition of the Junior Knepper 55. The USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets event is held in Du Quoin, Ill.

"I use it as seat time and to get comfortable in the car," he said. "We had some issues last year that put us pretty far back in the features. Our goal is to go out and make the show and be as competitive as we can. We're not a big team by no means, but it'd be fun to go out there and compete with them."

A DNF in a heat race relegated Hagar toward the back of the C Main during last year's event. He maneuvered from 14th to fifth in the race before rallying from 17th to ninth in the B Main, which narrowly missed a transfer into the main event.

"I raced there back in 2009 and 2010 and there for a while we didn't run a midget until last year," he said. "I think I've ran in Du Quoin probably five or six times. The only feature I made there we were running good and I got squeezed into the wall on the front straightaway and cut a tire down.

"I think the track is smaller than the Chili Bowl. It is little, bity and flat. It's a fight for the bottom. People do get rough from time to time. It has potential of getting wild. You always have to be up on the steering wheel. I think that's what makes this race so fun. It happens so quick you never think about relaxing."

UP NEXT -

Saturday at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Junior Knepper 55 with the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Xtreme Race Graphics

Located in Marion, Ark., Xtreme Race Graphics creates custom graphics, banners and wraps. For more information, visit http://www.XtremeRaceGraphics.com .

"Dustin is a real good artist," Hagar said. "He has a real good imagination. If you want the car to look the best, I'd recommend Xtreme Race Graphics."

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

 

 

RacinBoys Showcasing Live Pay-Per-View Video From Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout and Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 11, 2018) - RacinBoys returns as the source of live video throughout two of the biggest indoor events of the year.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will offer live Pay-Per-View video of the 34th annual Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout as well as the 33 rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire. Both events will be held inside the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla.

The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout, which is Jan. 2-5, is expected to showcase more than 1,000 combined entries in classes that include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, 'A' class non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and Xcel 600cc modifieds.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire is the marquee midget event of the year, bringing more than 300 of the top drivers from a variety of motor sports divisions to duke it out for the coveted Golden Driller. The event added a sixth day in 2019 and will run from Jan. 14-19.

The RacinBoys Broadcasting Network will have live video feeds featuring multiple cameras, replays and more on the RacinBoys website throughout all three events.

The Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is only $84.99 ($74.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $24.99 per day.

The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is only $124.99 ($114.99 for RacinBoys premium members) or $29.99 per day.

To purchase any of the events, visit the RacinBoys website - http://www.RacinBoys.com - and register as a new member if you haven't done so from previous PPV events. There is no membership charge required to purchase RacinBoys live PPV webcasts.

The premium section of the RacinBoys website will have additional video content not only from the Tulsa Shootout and Chili Bowl, but other events throughout the year as well.

PAY-PER-VIEW -

Fans who are new to RacinBoys will need to create a free membership on the RacinBoys website to purchase any PPV options. After logging in, visit http://www.racinboys.com/events or click on "Upcoming Live Events" for the four-day Tulsa Shootout package of live video for $84.99 ($74.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $24.99 each.

Buy links are also available for live video of the six-day Chili Bowl for $144.99 ($134.99 for premium members). Individual days can be purchased for $29.99 each.

** The live broadcast of the finale on Jan. 19 will only be the preliminary races up to the MAVTV television broadcast and live stream on Lucas Oil Racing TV, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central). **

LUCAS OIL TULSA SHOOTOUT -

The 34th edition of the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout is expected to bring more than 1,000 entries to the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 2-5. Classes include 600cc winged outlaw micro sprints, 600cc non-wing outlaw micro sprints, winged 'A' class, 'A' class non-wing, restricted 'A' class, junior sprints and Xcel 600cc modifieds. For more information about the event, visit http://www.TulsaShootout.com.

LUCAS OIL CHILI BOWL NATIONALS -

The 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire will invade the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 14-19. More than 300 of the top drivers in a variety of motor sports classes will vie for the coveted title at the premier midget event of the season. For more information, visit http://www.ChiliBowl.com.

LUCAS OIL -

Founded in 1989, Lucas Oil is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive and racing oil, additives and lubricants. Lucas Oil has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL and USHRA tracks across the country. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

FORMER TULSA SHOOTOUT WINNER AYRTON GENNETTEN OF MISSOURI ENTERED FOR EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS IN TRENTON DECEMBER 13-15

TRENTON, NJ December 11, 2018 . . . Ayrton Gennetten, a 19 year old from Gravois Mills, MO who won the 2017 Tulsa Shootout, will be making his first start east of Ohio at the East Coast Indoor Dirt National. The third generation driver will be racing on a clay track being created on the floor of the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. The Dirt Nationals begins this Thursday and Friday, December 13th and 14th with split group qualifying which includes 60 racers each day running in a feature event. On Saturday, December 15th, all 120 competitors will be competing for a spot in the $5,000 to win 50 lap A-Main.

Racing against big fields of cars and national events is nothing new to Gennetten. When he won the Tulsa, OH Shootout in 2017 he outran a field of nearly 250 Winged Class A entries. In Trenton, he’ll be racing wingless.

Gennetten, who lives in a small town about 150 miles west of St. Louis, will drive a Bailey chassis 600cc Micro Sprint owned by Eric Orozoco from the Albany, NY area. The ride became available through Gennetten's work with Bailey chassis, a Haubstadt, IN, Micro chassis manufacturer.

Gennetten is proud of the achievements of his father Steve and grandfather Gene, both accomplished USAC Midget drivers. Gennetten is named Ayrton because his father greatly admired the driving talents of the late Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna.

After that big win, Gennetten jumped into 360 Sprint racing in the ASCS 360 Warrior Region and raced in ASCS National races when they are scheduled in the vicinity. He was named ASCS National Rookie Of The Year in his first year on the strength of one win and ten top fives in limited starts. Ultimately, he would like to have his shot at running the World of Outlaws 410 Sprint Series.

Ayrton's grandfather Gene narrowly missed winning the first Chili Bowl Indoor Midget Car race in 1987, losing out late in the race to the late Rich Vogler after the two got together. It is estimated that Gene Gennetten won over 200 features.

While new to the area, Gennetten will be racing against some familiar names to him from Sprint Car and Midget competition. Open Cockpit stars entered include Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint Car champion, Brian Montieth. The Williams Grove Speedway champion Lucas Wolfe has entered as has Kutztown Action track king-pins Billy Pauch Jr. and Tim Buckwalter. Tim’s cousin Steve, Scott Kreutter, Eddie Strada, Eric Heyenreich, Alex Bright, Lou Cicconi and Joe Trenca are also entered. These top drivers will be taking on stars from dirt Modified and Micro Sprint competition.

This year’s schedule calls for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races for split fields on both Thursday and Friday night. On Saturday, with all 120 cars on hand, Alphabet mains are scheduled, with racers having the opportunity to advance from G, F, E, D, C, and B, will precede the 50 lap A-Main. Racing will start at 7 PM on Thursday and Friday, 5 PM on Saturday.

Slingshots will run a complete program of racing on Thursday night culminating in a 20-car, 20-lap feature. On Friday, Champ Karts are the co-feature, with the same field, same distance feature on the docket.

Information, including ticket and hotel links, is available at indoorautoracing.com. Tickets are also available daily at the CURE Insurance Arena box office.

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IMPORTANT MEDIA NOTE: In an effort to make the securing of media credentials easier for all please go to "indoorautoracing.com" under “CONTACT US” (on the right top bar). There you will find the Indoor Race Credential Request form.

The form allows you to request credentials for all four of the indoor events (Trenton, Allentown, Atlantic City and Syracuse).

List the name, media affiliation and assignment (photographer, writer, video ) and the events you would like to have credentials for. The sooner the request is received the better for all.

Credentials will be available, with proper ID, at the Media Sign-In area. Freelancers must provide proof of assignment. Infield photographers will be limited and assigned at meeting to be held in the press room prior to each day of racing.

Once the request has been reviewed, you will be notified as to who has been approved.

Thank you for your interest in the indoor auto racing events.

Len Sammons

 

 

360 SPRINTCARS

Evans Back on Top

Continuing what has been an impressive start to the 2018-19 season last Saturday night at Waikerie’s Sunline Speedway, Daniel Evans proved that his maiden SA 360 Sprintcar Title victory was no fluke, repeating history and recovering the mantle.

Having gotten his season underway in the best possible fashion by winning the opening All Star Series round at Mildura’s Timmis Speedway and placing third in round two, Evans’s fortune took a turn for the worse during round three when he blew an engine, but he bounced back in the best possible way duringlast Saturday night’s South Australian Title, which doubled as the fourth round of the All Star Series.

Lining up for the 30-lap feature race in pole position, the Renmark, South Australia-based driver didn’t quite get the start he was hoping for, being pipped by Mark Caruso at the drop of the green flag; however, he was in prime position to take over the lead just four laps later. Doing well to hold off second-placed Brendan Guerin, Evans didn’t miss a beat, going on to collect his second win of the season.

Not only did the victory see Evans reclaim the SA crown, after initially winning the 2016-17 season running of the event at Bordertown’s Tolmer Speedway, it also saw him maintain his front-running position in the All Star Series point standings, where he currently sits in second, just one point shy off the lead.

“I consider Waikerie to be our home track, so to win the South Australian Title here means a lot to us as a team and it’s definitely an achievement that I’m very proud of,” expressed Evans, who scored a win and a fourth-place finish in his heat races, following qualifying fourth fastest in time trials.

Giving credit where credit’s due, the 22-year-oldracer was quick to attribute this season’s success to former leading Sprintcar driver Trevor Green, who has joined the team as a crew chief and driver mentor this season.

“Having Trevor on board this season has made a huge difference to both the team as a whole and me as a driver,” enthused the SA # 44 Chris Evans Transport / Scott’s Electrical supported Maxim driver.

“The biggest improvement has been our consistency, which we’ve struggled with in the past. The fact that Trevor was a driver himself has meant that he’s been able to help me with my approach to driving, in addition to our car setup, which has been invaluable.

“I have to say a big thanks to Trevor, along with his mate Mally, who has been helping out with our tyres.”

Returning to Timmis Speedway on January 5 for the fifth All Star Series round, Evans hopes to experience more success at the track that has been a happy hunting ground for him in the past, before travelling to Simpson Speedway for the $10,000 to Win All Star Challenge on January 12.

Planning to contest approximately 25 race meetings throughout the 2018-19 season, including the Australian 360 Sprintcar Title at Kalgoorlie International Speedway in the gold fields of Western Australia on March 16, while chasing the All Star Series, Evans’s season will also consist of selected 410 Sprintcar race meetings, such as the Grand Annual Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway (Vic), the Kings Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA) and the Easter Trail, which will be fought out over three rounds at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, Borderline Speedway and Premier Speedway from April 19 to 21.

Evans would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their continued support:Chris Evans Transport, Scott’s Electrical, Lucy’s Renmark Plaza Newsagency, Scotcher Race Fuels & Oils, and Tough As Motorsport. He would also like to give special thanks tohis mum and dad Jane and Chris, his sister Lucy, Trevor Green, Mally, Scotty, Phil, and Daniel’s girlfriend Sarah.

To find out more about Evans and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Evans Family Motorsport.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Winning Start for KMS and Madsen

Krikke Motorsport and their new team driver Kerry Madsen couldn’t have asked for a better start to their 2018-19 season campaign together during last Saturday night’s Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title at the Perth Motorplex, with Madsen successfully defending the team’s crown.

With fans eager to see how things would gel between the current and four-time Australian Champion and the Bunbury, WA-based team, the combo certainly lived up to expectations, with Madsen earning the pole-position start for the feature race, after what was a consistent start to the night throughout qualifying.

While he lost out slightly at the drop of the green flag, with fellow front-row starter Jason Kendrick getting the jump on him, Madsen committed to the bottom of the track, eventually reeling Kendrick back in and taking over the lead on lap five. From there, it was smooth sailing for Madsen throughout the 30-lap distance, which went non-stop.

Settling into a good rhythm and navigating lapped traffic with ease, Madsen put his wealth of experience into practice, driving a composed race and hitting each of his marks to greet the chequered flag over 10 seconds clear of his nearest rival, defending the team’s WA Title and opening their 2018-19 season winning account.

“It’s really exciting to drive for a team like Krikke Motorsport, which has such a legacy behind it,”expressedMadsen, who first won the WA Title back in 2011.

“We weren’t putting too much pressure on ourselves during our first outing together, but thanks to Dylan (Buswell, crew chief), who did a great job during the off season, we didn’t have to change too much on the car throughout the night and it really came alive for us in the feature race to give us a great run.

“Ryan (Krikke, team manager) and the rest of the Krikke Motorsport team have really put together a great operation, which is evident in our result. It’s a really good sign heading into the rest of the season.”

Getting the WA Title campaign underway by qualifying third in time trials, Madsen went on to place second and third in his respective heat races, before clinching the win in the Gold Shootout to secure his pole position feature race start.

Off the back of their successful season debut, Madsen and the Krikke Motorsport team will now travel east to Victoria where they’ll hope to back up their victory during the annual Max’s Race this Saturday night at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

“We’re looking forward to heading east this week for Max’s Race and hopefully enjoying another strong run prior to the busy Speedweek schedule over the Christmas-New Year period,” added Madsen.

“It will also be a great opportunity for us to get some laps under our belt at Premier Speedway before the Grand Annual Classic in January.”

Be sure to check out Krikke Motorsport’s new range of 2018-19 season team and Madsen merchandise, which includes hoodies ($50), hats ($30), t-shirts ($30) and raglan three-quarter sleeve shirts ($40). By popular demand, the team have also introduced t-shirts in a range of kids’ sizes ($30). All merchandise is available for purchase via the team’s online store at www.krikkemotorsport.store.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2018-19 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Bunbury Toyota, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, Redline Media, Performance Racegear, HRP Specialties, and South West Conveyancing

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

 

 

Mark Dobmeier set to make first Australian appearance since 2007

By Mike Spieker

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (December 11, 2018) – For the second time in his career and the first time since 2007, Mark Dobmeier will be racing in a foreign country, albeit in a familiar seat. Dobmeier and Australian-based Kendrick Racing have teamed up once again to run this year’s USA vs Western Australia (WA) Sprint Car Speedweek.

“I’ve wanted to go back to Australia several times since my first visit in 2007 and have been in contact with Jeff Kendrick ever since,” said Dobmeier. “This year, it finally worked out where Kendrick Racing needed a driver for basically a two-week stint. We are both eager to get back together, go do some sprint car racing and have some fun.”

Dobmeier will compete in four races down under, beginning at Perth Motorplex on Wednesday, December 26th and Collie Speedway on Thursday, December 27th. Dobmeier will return to action on Saturday, December 29th at Perth, before wrapping up the USA vs. WA Sprint Car Speedweek on Tuesday, January 1st at Bunbury Speedway.

The Grand Forks native has three career wins in Australia with Kendrick Racing, with two coming at Avon Valley Speedway in Northam and one at Esperance Speedway in Esperance.

“We had a blast the last time I was over there. I was down there for about three months and raced all over Australia,” Dobmeier recalled. “At that point in my life and racing career, it was a huge opportunity for me to travel across the world and race a sprint car. Kendrick Racing treated me first class all the way last time. I’m looking forward to getting back down there and getting to race with Jason Kendrick.”

When asked of his goals heading into the WA Speedweek, Dobmeier made it simple. “Four races, four wins,” he said with a chuckle. “Jeff has top-notch equipment and they have a great setup. The last time I was there, Jason was just starting his racing career and he’s really progressed into one of the top drivers now. I think we have a good chance to be a contender and do some damage down there and maybe come away with a couple of wins.”

Dobmeier has recorded 12 wins and 15 top fives in 33 starts in 2018, including a runner-up finish with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at his home track, River Cities Speedway. Dobmeier will look to claim his 250th career victory in Australia. He enters the WA Speedweek with 248 A-main wins.

Upcoming Events:

Western Australia Sprint Car Speedweek

Wednesday, December 26th: Perth Motorplex Thursday, December 27th: Collie Speedway Saturday, December, 29th: Perth Motorplex Tuesday, January, 1st: Bunbury Speedway

 

 

SATURDAY NIGHT RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT LOOK IN 2019

RULE CHANGES ANNOUNCED AS SEASON IS SET TO START ON MARCH 30

ADDED ATTRACTIONS TO BE PART OF SOME SATURDAY NIGHTS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA December 10, 2018 . . . Changes have been made for the 2019 season at Grandview Speedway and Saturday night racing action will have a new look.

“The lack of participants, car counts have been declining in recent years, has forced us to remove the Late Models from the Saturday night racing action,” said track spokesperson Tina Rogers. “Over the recent years we have held meetings with the owners and drivers and listened to their ideas on how to save the division. However the car count could not support it any longer. With many teams selling out and others planning to travel the car count would be event less for 2019.

It is so sad that we have been forced to take this step as Late Models have been a big part of racing at Grandview for many years. Certainly our thanks go out to those who supported the division. It is the end of an era.”

A 10:1 compression rule replaces the old 9:1 engine rule. This change will allow Late Model owners wishing to do so to use their motors in the Modified division of competition. The maximum on a Whistler will be 10:4.

Saturday night racing will now feature the T.P.Trailers NASCAR Modifieds and Sportsman stock cars. The Sportsman division can look forward to more info on their new season as plans are being finalized. With the elimination of the Late Models track management will now be looking to add special attractions on Saturday nights and first to be signed is the URC Sprints on July 20 along with the East Coast USAC Sprints set for May 18th. As the schedule is filled in there will be a number of other special attractions.

Another change announced after a meeting of track officials and management has all Modifieds and Sportsman being allowed to use single or double conventional rub rails on the left side of their car only.

The Crate 604 Sportsman and Crate 602 Sportsman engines may now run a 750CFM Holley carburetor on gas. The carb rules can be found in the Modified section of the rule book at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

And another rule being implemented is that all Sportsman sail panels must be of equal height.

Ed Scott is available at 610.298.2408 and Cliff Quinn at 484.357.2587 should there be questions.

The 2019 season, the 57th straight season of stock car racing, is set to start with the annual free-to-the-public practice session on Saturday, March 30th at noon.

The VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial, featuring Modifieds, will be the first official night of racing action and is set for Saturday, April 6th. That race will pay $7,500 to win and $1,000 to start the race. The race remembers the man who, with his father Forrest, developed the track into one of the most successful weekly dirt short track operations in the nation. The family continues the operation of the popular facility.

Opportunities to benefit from marketing through NASCAR stock car racing at Grandview Speedway are currently available for the 2019 season. Details can be had by being in touch with Ernie Saxton at 267.934.7286 or Esaxton144@aol.com. A brochure outlining all opportunities is available from Saxton.

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA just a short distance off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown. Check out the track website for latest information at www.grandviewspeedway.com or telephone 610.754.7688.

 

 

Danny Dietrich unveils 2019 look; Florida first on agenda

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (December 10, 2018) – ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich will kick off the new year with a visit to the Sunshine State, planning to join Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions during events at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville.

If all goes according to plan, Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, who will support a brand new look during their 2019 campaign, will compete with the All Stars during all five scheduled appearances in Florida, still unsure about the World of Outlaws events at Volusia following the All Star invasion.

“We have been working hard this off-season. We are just about ready to go,” Danny Dietrich explained regarding his plans to visit Florida on January 31 – February 7. “We are really excited about how the new car looks. I can’t thank Gary Kauffman and the entire team enough for this opportunity. Hopefully we can get the new year started right and get a win in Florida.”

“I want to thank Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts for coming on board in a big way in 2019,” Dietrich continued. “This team has always been privileged with a tremendous amount of support and we are all very excited to have Big Cove join our list of dedicated partners.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will release a complete schedule in the coming weeks. Fans are encouraged to stay alert via social media, as well as at www.fullyinjected.com and www.dannydietrich.com.

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, Hickory Run Orchards, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

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Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/. Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track.

STATS:
2018 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: FINAL
Top-5s: 33
Top-10s: 52
Wins: 10

2018 Highlights: Earned three top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during trip to Florida in early February, all highlighted with a seventh place finish at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. Earned win at Lincoln Speedway on 3/10 worth $3,500. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway during Sprint Spring Championship ($5,000). Earned pair of seventh place finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 6-7. Picked up second win of 2018 at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 8. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 13. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 20. Earned third victory of season on Saturday, April 21, at Lincoln Speedway. Rallied from 12th to finish sixth during Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 28. Finished fifth during World Championship preliminary feature on Friday, April 27. Earned runner-up performance at Williams Grove Speedway on May 4. Earned fourth win of season on Saturday, May 5, at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second during WoO Tuneup at Williams Grove Speedway on May 11. Finished sixth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale ($10,000-to-win) at Port Royal Speedway. Earned first Williams Grove Speedway victory of the season on Friday, June 1. Earned four consecutive top-ten finishes from June 7-10, three of which during All Star Circuit of Champions competition in New York. Highlighted Ohio Sprint Speedweek with three top-ten finishes, one being a third place finish at Sharon Speedway on June 19. Earned three victories during PA Sprint Speedweek; two at Lincoln Speedway and one at Port Royal Speedway. Earned a combined seven top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Earned ninth victory of season from 11th during Lincoln Speedway make-up feature on Saturday, July 14. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race ($10,000) on Saturday, July 28. Finished third during Mansfield’s Great Lakes Dirt Nationals on August 11. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway during non-stop 25-lap feature on August 18. Finished sixth against All Stars at Grandview Speedway during Thunder Cup on August 23. Hard charged from 21st to finish ninth against All Stars at BAPS Motor Speedway on August 26. Finished third during Juniata County Fair opener at Port Royal Speedway. Charged from 14th to 4th during Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway. Finished ninth against All Stars during Selinsgrove Speedway’s National Open. Charged from 14th to sixth during Lernerville’s Commonwealth Clash (WoO) on September 22. Declared winner at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, September 20. Scored top-five finishes at Williams Grove Speedway on October 5; third during regular show, fifth during Al Hamilton Tribute. Finished fourth during Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic 5 on October 6. Scored trio of top-ten finishes during action on October 12 & 13; third at Port Royal Speedway, second at Lincoln, and eighth at BAPS Motor Speedway. Rallied for top-ten finish (seventh) during 51st Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

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)

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

December 10, 2018 (ERIE, MI) – With PRI 2018 now a wrap, it was a great show, visiting many old friends and thanking our 2018 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP marketing partners.

SOD title sponsors Engine Pro and ARP were visited, then it was on to our friends Hoosier Racing Tire, Hoosier Tire Midwest, COMP Performance Group, King Engine Bearings, MAHLE Motorsports, MSD Performance, Rod End Supply, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Simpson Performance Products, King Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Motor State Distributing, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Walker Performance Filtration, Shirt Works Racewear, DMI Racing Components, Ti22 Performance, Engler Machine & Tool, Maxim Racing, KSE Racing Products, Racing Optics, Schoenfeld Headers, Hepfner Racing Products, and Radical Race Gear.

Again, we thank all of our 2018 marketing partners and we will continue to work hard for our partners next year through a variety of continued programs and innovative new ideas, giving them the kind of vigorous marketing partnerships they have come to expect from SOD.

Safety was a major topic at PRI and the incorporation of additional cage support was first. Sprints On Dirt strongly recommends additional cage bracing in 2019 and it will be mandatory in 2020. For anyone interested in having the bars installed, contact SOD partner Benic Enterprises at 765-573-5199.

The 2019 SOD schedule is a work in progress and, as everyone knows, SOD announces ONLY confirmed dates. Current 2019 dates are:

4/27 – Crystal Motor Speedway

5/04 – Crystal Motor Speedway (4/27 rain date)

5/11 – Butler Speedway

5/17 – Hartford Speedway

6/15 – Butler Speedway

6/28 – Hartford Speedway

7/06 – Butler Speedway

7/13 – Crystal Motor Speedway

7/26 – Hartford Speedway

7/27 – Plymouth Speedway

8/03 – Butler Speedway

8/30 – Hartford Speedway

8/31 – Crystal Speedway

9/21 – Plymouth Speedway

As we continue to work on 2019, additional speedways and race dates will be announced as they are confirmed.

The 2019 SOD rule book will be posted on the SOD website later this week. There are very few changes for 2019, the most notable is that the single-cone start/restart procedure tried at the end of 2018 will be permanent.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt/.

 

 

Kyle Offill completes sophomore season of Sprint Car racing and looks ahead to 2019

By Gary Thomas

Tracy, CA – December 9, 2018…After completing his sophomore season of Sprint Car racing Tracy, California’s Kyle Offill is now preparing for the upcoming 2019 campaign as he gets set to enter year three aboard the Country Builders Construction No. 2K machine.

This past season saw Offill utilize a few different crew chiefs throughout the course of the year and put together some of the finest finishes of his young career over the later stages. The 18-year-old full-time college student tallied career-best results at Placerville Speedway (3rd), Ocean Speedway in Watsonville (3rd), Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico (7th) and with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford (9th).

“I really want to thank all our sponsors and everyone that makes it possible for Team KO Racing to compete each week,” Offill commented. “Without all of our partners and supporters it wouldn’t be possible. We had a lot of fun this past season and I feel like we grew as a team during the year. It’s all about gaining laps and I think we certainly did that by running a little more and racing at some new venues. Finishing on the podium at both Placerville Speedway and Ocean Speedway was a big highlight for us.”

After joining the team in September of last year Jonathan Allard will return as crew chief for Team KO Racing. The 2K team would also like to welcome aboard Dillon Paddock as a new crew member for the 2019 season. Offill’s plans for next year include running at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico on Friday nights, along with competing full-time with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards. The team will also mix in some Winged 410 Sprint Car racing when it fits in the schedule.

“I’m looking forward to working with Jonathan Allard once again next season and adding in Dillon Paddock will be great as well,” Offill said. “We’re building a nice team over here and I can’t wait to get it all started. We’re going to be running Maxim Chassis this year with horsepower from Moyle Engines, so it should be a great combo.”

Kyle Offill Racing would like to thank Country Builders Construction, Ochoco West, Boise Cascade, Reliable Lumber, Maas Brothers Powder Coating, B&S Hacienda Auto Body, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Bacchetti Hay Service, Offill Family Farms, Octane Ink, HRP, Moyle Engines and T-Mac Motorsports for their support this season.

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The office of Noceti Group Inc. officially releases 2019 schedule for the Stockton Dirt Track

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – December 9, 2018…An action packed schedule of events for the Stockton Dirt Track has officially been announced by Noceti Group Inc. and showcases 21 nights of racing on 15 different weekends throughout the year.

The overall schedule is the most aggressive that the Stockton Dirt Track has seen since it came into existence back in 2013. Highlights include early season events showcasing a special New Year’s Day race featuring Dirt Modifieds, B-Mods, Bombers and B4 Cylinders. Winged 360 Sprint Cars will then take center stage on Saturday January 26th alongside Dirt Modifieds and B-Mods. The same program will also return on February 23rd.

The King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series will open its season at the Stockton Dirt Track on March 2nd and will return for the big Champions Classic, a two-night event on August 23rd and 24th that honors the 60-year history of the series and awards $10,000-to-win/ $700-to-start the finale. The KWS-NARC Series will then conclude its campaign as usual at the 36th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson on November 2nd.

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will also see four individual nights of racing, beginning with the much-anticipated Asparagus Cup on April 12th and 13th. The second annual event will pay $10,000-to-win on opening night and $15,000-to-win the finale. Each night will also be $800-to-start the feature. The SCCT Winged 360 Sprints Cars will return for the Salute to LeRoy Van Conett on July 6th and end its season alongside KWS-NARC at the 36th Tribute to Gary Patterson on November 2nd.

The traveling World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will feature two single-night events this season, starting off with the annual FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout on March 16th, followed by a Friday night show in the Fall on September 13th. Both World of Outlaws events will also showcase the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association.

Numerous other events dot the schedule including the Jimmy Sills Classic over Memorial Day weekend on May 25th, the Al Parker Memorial on September 14th and Monster Truck Madness on September 27th and 28th among others.

The Stockton Dirt Track is a lightning fast 4/10-mile clay oval located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California. The physical address is 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206.

More information on the track can be found at www.stocktondirttrack.com or by liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stocktondirt & following along on Twitter https://twitter.com/StocktonDirt

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2019 STOCKTON DIRT TRACK SCHEDULE

Tuesday January 1st: A-Mod’s, B-Mod’s, Bombers and B4 Cylinders

Saturday January 26th: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, A-Mod’s and B-Mod’s

Saturday February 23rd: Winged 360 Sprint Cars, A-Mod’s and B-Mod’s

Saturday March 2nd: King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series season-opener and B-Mod’s

Saturday March 16th: FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and NorCal Dwarf Cars

Friday April 12th: Second Annual Asparagus Cup featuring the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards Saturday April 13th: Second Annual Asparagus Cup featuring the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards

Saturday May 25th: Jimmy Sills Classic featuring Winged 360 Sprint Cars and BCRA Midgets

Friday June 14th: B-Mod’s, Bombers and B4 Cylinders at the San Joaquin County Fair

Saturday June 15th: West Coast Summer Nationals Tractor Pulls at the San Joaquin County Fair

Saturday July 6th: Salute to LeRoy Van Conett featuring the Sprint Car Challenge Tour and C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magneto Wingless Tour

Saturday July 13th: Tri State Pro Stock’s, Bombers, B4 Cylinders and B-Mod’s

Saturday August 10th: AMA Motorcycle Race presented by Lodi Motorcycle Club

Friday August 23rd: Champions Classic featuring the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series plus C&H Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour Saturday August 24th: Champions Classic featuring the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series plus C&H Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour

Friday September 13th: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and NorCal Dwarf Cars

Saturday September 14th: Al Miller Memorial- Tri State Pro Stocks, Bombers and B4 Cylinders

Friday and Saturday, September 27th and 28th: Monster Truck Madness featuring Quad Racing

Friday November 1st: 36th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson featuring Winged 360 Sprint Cars, C&H Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and NorCal Dwarf Cars

Saturday November 2nd: 36th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson featuring the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards plus King of the West-NARC Fujitsu 410 Sprint Car Series Championship Finale

 

 

Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Car Series set to debut in the Central Valley

By Gary Thomas

December 8, 2018…Following months of discussion and planning a brand new Winged 360 Sprint Car tour is set to debut in the Central Valley next season with the “Kings of Thunder Series” ready to launch its inaugural campaign in 2019.

The Kings of Thunder Series will be held across two tracks this coming year, with eight events taking place at the Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford and six shows occurring at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare.

A total of four events will be co-sanctioned with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, including the Peter Murphy Classic in Tulare and the Cotton Classic in Hanford. The Kings of Thunder 360’s will also compete alongside the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on March 9th in Tulare.

The new series was formed between Keller Auto Speedway Promoter Brandon “Bubby” Morse and Thunderbowl Raceway events director Scott Woodhouse. The 14-race tour will feature a $10,000 total point fund during the inaugural season and allows two throwaway events for teams during the year.

“We are really excited to form this two-track series for the upcoming 2019 season,” commented Morse. “We have a great group of racers down here in the Central Valley and definitely believe this will add a boost to the Winged 360 Sprint Car programs at both Keller Auto Speedway and Thunderbowl Raceway. The Kings of Thunder Series is something that we have worked on for a while and are glad to see it come to fruition. As of now there are only three total conflicts with SCCT and King of the West, which we tried to keep at a minimum.”

Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway event director Scott Woodhouse shared the same sentiment. “This is certainly a positive step for all involved by tying in a Winged 360 Sprint Car point series for both Hanford and Tulare. The teams we have spoken with already are very enthused about the Kings of Thunder Series and we hope to see it grow. Co-sanctioning four of the nights with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour is a big thing as well, so we hope all the teams and fans will get behind it.”

The Kings of Thunder season will open on Saturday February 23rd at Keller Auto Speedway and concludes with a non-point Winged 360 Sprint Car “Turkey Night” event in Hanford on Saturday November 16th.

Kings of Thunder Winged 360 Sprint Car Series 2019 schedule

Saturday February 23: Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford
Saturday March 9: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare (alongside World of Outlaws)
Saturday April 20: Keller Auto Speedway
Saturday April 27: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway
Saturday May 4: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway
Saturday May 11: Keller Auto Speedway
Friday May 17: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway (Peter Murphy Classic with SCCT)
Saturday May 18: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway (Peter Murphy Classic with SCCT)
Saturday June 15: Keller Auto Speedway (with Sprint Car Challenge Tour)
Saturday June 22: Keller Auto Speedway
Saturday August 10: Keller Auto Speedway
Saturday September 7: Keller Auto Speedway
Saturday September 28: Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway
Saturday October 12: Keller Auto Speedway (Cotton Classic with SCCT)
Saturday November 16: Keller Auto Speedway (Winged 360 Turkey Night non-points)

 

 

Brock Zearfoss to join Pete Grove and Premier Motorsports for 2019 All Star schedule

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (December 8, 2018) – Making it official during the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis, Ind., Brock Zearfoss will join forces with Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports in 2019 and travel full-time with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

Zearfoss, a two-time main event winner in 2018 during competition in Central Pennsylvania, will bring former Destiny Motorsports crew chief, Shane Bowers, to turn the wrenches.

“I’m really excited for the opportunity to drive for Pete Grove. We’ve been working really hard over the last several weeks to get this race team up and running. It’s cool to finally get everything where it needs to be,” Brock Zearfoss explained. “With Shane Bowers joining our program, and with Pete Grove providing the top-notch equipment that he does, I think we have a ton of potential. Hopefully we can get the season started on the right foot in Florida.”

In addition to a full All Star Circuit of Champions campaign, Brock Zearfoss and Premier Motorsports will enter 25-30 select programs including events with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.

“We put together a pretty aggressive schedule, but the All Star championship is our main priority,” Zearfoss continued. “All we can do is take things one race at a time and work for positive results. It’s going to be a fun season.”

Brock Zearfoss and Premier Motorsports will unveil a full schedule in the coming weeks. Fans should stay alert via social media, as well as at www.fullyinjected.com and www.brockzearfoss.com.

SPECIAL THANKS: Brock Zearfoss and Premier Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Berkebile Oil Company, River City Wood Products, Lumber and Things, Linc Systems, J&J Auto Racing, Simpson Racing Products.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure to “follow” the “Jonestown Jet” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing.

STATS: 2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)

2017 Wins: 7 (Port Royal Speedway x5 including Open Wheel Madness)(Williams Grove Speedway – World of Outlaws; Billy Kimmel Memorial). 2017 Port Royal Speedway Track Champion.

2018 Top-5s: 20 2018 Top-10s: 31 2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)

2018 Highlights: Brock Zearfoss finished fifth during the 2018 Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 11. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway (10th) and Port Royal Speedway (6th) on March 30 & 31. Charged from 22nd to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 7. Finished second during All Star sanctioned Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on April 13. Charged from 26th to 15th during All Star sanctioned Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway on April 14. Earned victories at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21. Finished fifth with URC Sprint Car Series at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 21. Finished fourth during Sprint Car World Championship last chance feature on Saturday, April 28. Finished 11th with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Williams Grove Speedway on May 4. Earned pair of top-five finishes during Bob Weikert Memorial weekend at Port Royal Speedway. Finished sixth during Walt Dyer Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway on June 7. Earned pair of fast time awards during All Star competition at Outlaw (N.Y.) Speedway and Stateline (N.Y.) Speedway on June 8-9, respectively. Earned pair of top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 15 & 16. Earned three top-five finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek (fifth, third, and second). Qualified for all three main events at Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend on July 12-14; Jokers Wild, Knight Before the Kings Royal, and Kings Royal. Finished third during Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on July 28. Won Knoxville Nationals preliminary heat race, finished tenth during Knoxville Nationals preliminary main event. Qualified for Knoxville Nationals final A-main on Saturday, August 11. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions/Destiny Motorsports debut at Lebanon Valley (N.Y.) Speedway on Sunday, August 19. Finished eighth during second Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s main event at Williams Grove Speedway on August 24. Highlights Labor Day weekend with top-five finishes at Attica Raceway Park (All Stars – 4th) and Port Royal Speedway (Labor Day Classic – 2nd). Charged from 11th to fourth during Night Before The Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on September 7. Finished fourth during All Star start at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Friday, September 14. Finished tenth with World of Outlaws at Eldora Speedway on Sunday, October 14. Earned KSE Hard Charger Award at Lakeside Speedway (Kan.); advanced from 19th to 11th.

 

 

MEDFORD MAD DOG’ MIKE ILES, UNITED RACING CLUB STANDOUT EDDIE STRADA ADD SPICE TO EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS 600 MICRO FIELD; RACES SET THIS WEEKEND (DEC.13-15) AT TRENTON’S CURE INSURANCE ARENA WITH FIELD OF 120 SLINGSHOTS; KARTS WILL RUN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

TRENTON, NJ December 8. 2018 . . . Dirt Modified veteran Mike Iles and youthful URC 360 Sprint driver Eddie Strada, Jr. are among the 120 drivers ready to challenge the clay track being created on the floor of the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, N.J. The event, the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals, will be held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 13th - 15th.

Though he has largely curtailed his outdoor racing career, Iles filed an entry for Trenton driving a car owned by Bill Drill. Iles, who lives in Medford, NJ, is a past big-block Modified champion at N.J.’s Bridgeport Speedway. He is also an Indoor Racing Series concrete track winner in Providence, RI, on March 6, 2009.

“I always enjoy racing indoors,” Iles, who earned the nickname ‘Medford Mad Dog’ for his fierce driving style.

“Indoor racing on dirt is a really exciting challenge.”

Iles was extremely competitive in last year’s inaugural event in Trenton before getting involved in a tangle that sent him flipping over several times. Iles, who jumped from the car quickly without injury, would love nothing better than winning the 50 lapper finale on Saturday night, the huge silver bowl trophy and a $5,000 first place prize.

Strata, of Hamlin, PA, is a third generation racer. He finished fifth in the URC Sprint 360 season standings as a rookie driver this season. Prior to that he was a heavy hitter in Micros and 305 Sprints.

Strada will be suiting up to drive a car owned and built by Mark Manieri, of Easton, PA., who has been an active and successful 600 Micro builder.

“Mark wants to give his Dirt Micro business a boost and running a car in Trenton is a good way to do that,” Strada said. “This is a car that can win. With my Micro experience, it should be an advantage.”

The First Annual East Coast Dirt Car Nationals was won by 36-year-old Staten Island, N.Y. resident Whitey Kidd, III who executed a late race pass on Alex Bright, Collegville, PA, to win the thriller over Brian Carber, New Holland, PA, Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA and Austin Quick, Etters, PA.

Many other Midget, Sprint and Dirt Modified regulars have entered the event including Brian Montieth of Phoenixville, PA, Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY., Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg, PA, Tim Buckwalter and his cousin Steve of Royersford, PA, Scott Kreutter of Buffalo, NY, Mike Maresca of Potsdam, NY, Billy Pauch, Jr., of Frenchtown, NJ, Matt Roselli from Brodheadsville, PA, Dominic Buffalino of Sayreville, NJ, Eric Heyenreich of Bloomsburg, PA, and Joe Trenca of Clay, NY

This year’s schedule calls for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races for split fields on both Thursday and Friday night. On Saturday, with all 120 cars on hand, Alphabet mains are scheduled, with racers having the opportunity to advance from G, F, E, D, C, and B, will precede the 50 lap A-Main. Racing will start at 7 PM on Thursday and Friday, 5 PM on Saturday.

Slingshots will run a complete program of racing on Thursday night culminating in a 20-car, 20-lap feature. On Friday, Champ Karts are the co-feature, with the same field, same distance feature on the docket.

Information, including ticket and hotel links, is available at indoorautoracing.com. Tickets are also available daily at the CURE Insurance Arena box office.

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IMPORTANT MEDIA NOTE: In an effort to make the securing of media credentials easier for all please go to "indoorautoracing.com" under “CONTACT US” (on the right top bar). There you will find the Indoor Race Credential Request form.

The form allows you to request credentials for all four of the indoor events (Trenton, Allentown, Atlantic City and Syracuse).

List the name, media affiliation and assignment (photographer, writer, video ) and the events you would like to have credentials for. The sooner the request is received the better for all.

Credentials will be available, with proper ID, at the Media Sign-In area. Freelancers must provide proof of assignment. Infield photographers will be limited and assigned at meeting to be held in the press room prior to each day of racing.

Once the request has been reviewed, you will be notified as to who has been approved.

Thank you for your interest in the indoor auto racing events.

Len Sammons

 

 

KNOXVILLE RACEWAY NAMED "OUTSTANDING FACILITY OF THE YEAR" BY RACE TRACK BUSINESS CONFERENCE

Knoxville Becomes the First Dirt Track to Win Prestigious Award

WILMETTE, IL. (December 7, 2018) -- The Race Track Business Conference has awarded the Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway the "Outstanding Facility of the Year" award. The plaque was presented by National Speedway Directory and Track Guide at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.

"The 'Outstanding Facility of the Year' award is quite an honor for all of us at Knoxville Raceway. To be the first dirt track to win the award is even more so," said Kendra Jacobs, Marketing Director - Knoxville Raceway. "It truly takes a great team of people to make a race season and an event like the Knoxville Nationals come together. We always say that we have the best partners, the best fans, the best drivers and teams in the world and we firmly believe that. This award is something that we share with all of them."

"Knoxville Raceway continues to lead the pack of short tracks. The exciting racing and legendary community hospitality attracts race fans from around the world each August for the Knoxville Nationals. We are pleased to recognize their efforts" said Tim Frost the organizer of the event.

The previous award winners were the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - 2013, NCM Motorsports Park - 2014, Daytona International Speedway - 2015, Charlotte Motor Speedway - 2016, and Gateway Motorsports Park - 2015.

 

 

Another Trio of World Series Stars to Contest The Classic

World Series Sprintcars is set to invade Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on two occasions during the ultra-tough Speedweek part of the series, but that hasn’t stopped three of the National Touring Series contracted stars from locking in for the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic later in January.

With QSS World Series Sprintcars in action on December 29 and January 1 in Warrnambool and the now traditional heart-starter for the Month-of-Money – Max’s Race – scheduled for December 15, Sprintcar fans are going to be spoilt for choice.

Contracted World Series Sprintcars drivers Jye O’Keeffe, Jason Pryde and Mitch Wormall are also amongst the most recent batch of entries for the 47th running of the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Warrnambool’s O’Keeffe has been in exceptional early season form, except for a racing incident at Mt. Gambier’s Borderline Speedway. His car speed has been plentiful with the pilot of the KRE powered Maxim, probably unfortunate to not having broken through for a feature race win.

As always a ton of local support is backing the GJ Gardner Homes V42 entry, with the likes of Mortlake Roadhouse, Morton Power Services, Westvic Sheds, G & H Distributors, Willie’s Manufacturing Industries, Southern Hydraulics & Rubber, API Plumbing, Merri Aluminum and Windows, O’Shannassy Motorsport, Thomo’s Race Graphix, Autosmart, G & C Forestry, Okely Contracting, Gulf Western Oil, Atlas Concreting and Warrnambool Powder Coating all on board.

O’Keeffe finished the 2018 Classic with an 8th place finish in B-Main 1.

A pair of Western Australian’s in Jason Pryde and Mitch Wormall will also make the long trek East for World Series Sprintcars before a date with the best of the best at the Classic.

Pryde who completed his 2018 Classic with a seventh-place result in the first of the two Sunday night C-Main’s will again campaign a Kistler powered Cool Chassis for his sponsors Austwide Communications, AMPT Services, Miniquip, Industor, IBRP, Harding’s Fine Confectionery and Suncity Plumbing.
Wormall, who in 2017-18 formed an imposing two car team with 2018 Speed Sports News Challenge (Knoxville Raceway) Domenic Scelzi, will head out on the road as the sole Wormall Motorsport driver.

As with any team committing to making the trek across the Nullabor a strong and loyal band of supporters are on board headed up by Wormall Civil and supported by Brooks Hire, Mayday Services, Valvoline, Fuel Distributors WA, MJB Industries, F45 Training Mandurah, Australian Civil Haulage, West Coast Rewind and Clark Equipment.

Having gained more seat time during the Australian winter in the US, Wormall will be looking to break his way into the 24 car A-Main field, having finished 18th in B-Main 2 last January.

A duo of South Aussie and Windsor Downs NSW, Mick Saller will also be a part of the Classic action.

Saller, in the MSP Shopfittings, Mega Cash, KRGS Roller Doors and Grills and Lucky Bling N56 car, will look to improve on a 12th place finish in C-Main 2 from the 46th edition of the Classic.

Having just missed the transfer from the B-Main to the A-Main in 2018, Brock Hallett is one driver that is certainly great to watch with his preference for the high line going hand in hand with his throttle stomping, all guns blazing racing style.

The beautifully presented S13 Triple X comes with a full book of sponsors including Bunyip Print, Allan Miller Transport Training, Castrol, Finish Line Media Australia, Taylor Made Wings, Butch Bennett Crash Repairs, Steve Wickes Powder Coaters and Maxwill Race Engines.

Brock’s fellow South Aussie, Lisa Walker is another crowd favorite who continues to show great car speed and a capacity to learn every time she straps into the S4 Maxwill Race Engines powered Triple X.

Lisa’s sponsors include Devil Race Karts, Action Line Marking, Backstreet Traders, Adelaide IVECO, North East Isuzu, Trev’s Removals and Ennis-Flint and with a 17th place finish in B-Main 1 in 2018, she will be another looking for a better qualifying effort to kick start a potentially massive Classic weekend.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

S.A 360 Title time
After a two weekend layoff the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series head to the Riverland region of South Australia for RD4 at Sunline Speedway, Waikerie this Saturday night. “Over the past 3 shows we have travelled to S.A, Victoria & N.S.W all following the Murray River and are now heading back into SA again. These shows are all part of our West Coast Concreting King of the River mini-series. Yes it’s a bit of travelling but we hope the couple of weekends off have given all our teams a chance to freshen up and catch up on whatever needed catching up on.” Mandy Searle says.
Saturday night’s show will also incorporate the South Australian 360 Sprintcar Title and with a $1500 purse for the winner, second paying $1100 and third $900 it is pretty good incentive for the teams. “The South Australian Sprintcar Club have sourced additional sponsors for the show and thanks must be given to All States Auditing & Accreditation and Maxwill Racing Engines for coming on board to help out.” says Searle.
Michael Tancredi’s V29 is showing a lot of speed under the wing of Crew Chief Guru Tony Bartlett will have his second run at Sunline. Tancredi has been on the podium twice already but he would love to take out the South Australian Championship and add to his collection of State title wins. Mark Caruso has slotted his 360 back in after running his 410ci engine last weekend at Murray Bridge. Caruso’s calculated driving style ensures he is always at the front of the field at the end of the feature. SA44 Daniel Evans is another that has shown increased speed this season and was unfortunate not to finish with engine failure while easily leading at Heartland in RD3. Hard charging Brendan Guerin’s SA96 is quite capable of winning, the same goes for SA90 Michael Lovegrove. West Australian Jamie Landrigan and crew have made the trek across the Nullarbor to compete again. Landrigan actually lives in Port Hedland so it’s a long 4,000k trip for them. Landrigan ran last season at Waikerie and liked the little track so has made the trip back. Don’t rule out James Wrens V16, Jarman Dalitz SA95, Cody Atkins SA69, SA42 Jamie Hendry, SA8 Terry Pitt just to name a few more.
A strong field of 18 cars will test their skill around the small 360mtr track and with it being 12 months since they last raced their no one will have a home track advantage. This is the opening show for Sunline for the season and they can be assured that the All Stars will put on some close and exciting racing for the night.
Racing from 5.00pm Sunline Speedway, Waikerie. SA
The stars

 

Tim Kaeding and R&B Company Back With Josh Bates Motorsports in 2019

PETERSEN MEDIA: Proving to be a potent combination in 2018, Josh Bates Motorsports in excited to announce that California favorite, Tim Kaeding will return to the seat of the No. 42x machine in 2019 as the team will look for another SCCT Team Championship as well as the Driver Championship with the San Jose, CA native.

“I am really excited to get back in the No. 42x machine in 2019,” TK said. “We had a great year in 2018 up until I got hurt, but the guys stayed the course, worked hard, and still captured the SCCT Owner’s Championship. I think we can have a good year and be in the mix again this season.”

The early plan for Bates Motorsports will to contest the 2019 Sprint Car Challenge Tour Championship, a schedule that boasts some high paying and marquee events. When the SCCT is off, the team will compete in other marquee events around the region and TK will fill is schedule with some other opportunities just as he did in 2018.

Aside from the return to TK to the No. 42x machine, the team is also pleased to welcome back primary sponsor, R&B Company. After a successful first season together, both parties are thrilled to get 2019 underway.

“We are excited to get back on board with Josh Bates, the team, and Tim Kaeding,” Roger Hamilton of R&B Company said. “It wasn’t something we planned on doing last year, and it just worked out with us putting a deal together to come on board, and we eventually brought some of our partner vendors aboard as well. In fact, we are excited to get Clow Valve with the team this year as well.”

To keep up with R&B Company and give them some support, follow them on Twitter @RBPipe.

“I am super excited to have Roger Hamilton and everyone with R&B Company back on board in 2019,” Kaeding added. “Looking forward to having some more fun with everyone that’s associated with this team and can’t wait to get going again after having last season cut short. I think we have the makings to another great year with Heavy D on the wrenches and Dave Haver tuning on our engine.”

TK and Josh Bates Motorsports would like to thank R&B Company, Dan Ewart Sales, ADS, Vinyl Tech PVC Pipe, Hodell-Natco Industries, Star Pipe, LRV, VSR, Performance Powder Coating, ART, Hunt Magnetos, and Citrus Heights Mower for their continued support.

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with TK by following him on Twitter @TKaedingRacing.

 

 

Dale Miller Motorsports and Justin Sanders To Expand Schedule in 2019

PETERSEN MEDIA- Having immense success together in the 2018 season in which they captured four feature event wins in less than 10 starts together, Justin Sanders and Dale Miller will expand the schedule in 2019 as the Aromas, CA pilot will take the reigns of the potent No. 4SA machine upwards of 30 times.

“Last year we had more races scheduled together but weather at the start of the year really messed our schedule up,” Justin Sanders said. “Once we got going, we were really good together and I am excited to work with Dale and Tara Miller much more in 2019.”

As schedules continue to get finalized across the state of California following last weekend’s workshop, Sanders and Dale Miller Motorsports will soon have an actual plan but the goal is run together between 25-30 times throughout the Golden State.

“I have been pretty fortunate to have some great opportunities over the course of my career,” Sanders added. “I am really looking forward to seeing what we can do as a team in what is shaping up to be a much more expanded schedule for us.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 21, Wins- 4, Top-5’s-8, Top-10’s-12

ON TAP: Dale Miller Motorsports has completed the 2018 season.

 

 

World of Outlaws visit Wilmot Raceway for the Badger 40 in 2019 on July 13

WILMOT, Wisc. — December 4, 2018 — The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will visit Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin again in 2019 on Saturday, July 13 for the Badger 40. The event will mark the series sixth visit by “The Greatest Show on Dirt” to the fairgrounds oval in Southeast Wisconsin.

Brent Marks picked up his first-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win at Wilmot Raceway this past season. The native of Myerstown, Pa., did it in dominant fashion, lapping all the way up to the ninth-place finisher.

David Gravel ripped off three straight wins at Wilmot in 2014, 2016 and 2017, before having that win streak snapped by Marks this year.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series raced for the first time at Wilmot Raceway in 2006, with Mark Dobmeier, who was filling in for Brooke Tatnell, scoring his first-career series win in one of the most thrilling events in series history. Dobmeier edged Jeremy Campbell and Daryn Pittman by mere inches in a thrilling last lap battle for the win. Each driver led at one point during the final lap, with Campbell ending up second and a spinning Pittman crossing the line third.

Pittman would make up for that near-miss when the series returned to Wilmot in 2008. He traded the lead a couple of times with Chad Kemenah in the first half of the race, before pacing the final 19 circuits to score the win.

This past season, Donny Schatz claimed his 10th World of Outlaws championship on the strength of 22 wins. Brad Sweet finished second in points and racked up a career-high nine wins, with David Gravel in third, Pittman in fourth and Shane Stewart in fifth.

Logan Schuchart, who won two races in 2018, was sixth in the standings, with Sheldon Haudenschild, who had five victories in seventh. Ian Madsen, the 2018 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award winner, was eighth in the standings, with Brent Marks, who won three times, in ninth and Kraig Kinser in 10th.

Ticket information for The Badger 40, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, July 13, 2019 will be available soon at www.slspromotions.com.

Twitter: @SLS_Promotions Facebook: SLS Promotions LLC

 

 

Bernal Joining Swindell Motorsports for Chili Bowl and Swindell MediaLab Announced as Newest Venture for Swindell's

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Dec. 5, 2018) - Ryan Bernal has been tabbed to pilot the Swindell Motorsports No. 39 midget during the upcoming Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

The 33rd edition of the marquee event will be held Jan. 14-19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Bernal produced his career-best run during the most recent Chili Bowl when he charged from 23 rd to a fifth-place showing.

"We're excited to have Ryan in a car for the team during the Chili Bowl," said Kevin Swindell, who powered the No. 39 to four straight Chili Bowl wins from 2010-13. "Ryan is one of the premier midget racers and he is coming off a tremendous performance at the Chili Bowl so we're all anticipating a great outing next month."

Here is a link to watch the video announcing Bernal as only the second driver besides Swindell to compete in the famed Swindell Motorsports No. 39: https://youtu.be/KU_n0zU9FkU .

The video was created by Swindell MediaLab, which is a subset of Swindell SpeedLab. Swindell MediaLab can produce car designs, still and motion graphics, driver/sponsor videos and all things video among other media and graphic aspects, offering the opportunity for anyone to work with the creative minds behind SpeedLab.

"We work closely with Dylan Schiebel, who has worked on our graphics and videos in recent years," Swindell said. "A main goal of Swindell MediaLab is to grow Swindell SpeedLab as well as bring light to someone who is very talented at what they do behind the scenes."

Additionally, Swindell MediaLab will offer brand management and e-commerce consulting through Jordan Swindell.

For more information about the graphics side of things, email Kevin@SwindellSpeedLab.com. To learn more about brand management and e-commerce consulting, email Jordan@SwindellSpeedLab.com .

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: https://SwindellSpeedLab.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - John Christner Trucking

Established in 1986, John Christner Trucking has grown into a giant in the trucking industry. For more information, visit http://www.JohnChristner.com.

"John Christner Trucking has been an integral part of our program at the Chili Bowl for a long time," Swindell said. "We appreciate the support and partnership that John and his team bring to our program."

Swindell would also like to thank South Bay, Mike Curb and Curb Records, High Performance Lubricants, DKW Transport, Premier Truck Group, Rossie Feed & Grain, Tim Walker Real Estate, TWRentToOwn.com, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series will break new ground next season with a stop at Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie Speedway on June 15.

The three-eighths-mile Erie County oval will welcome the winged 410ci asphalt sprint car series for the first time amid the busy midsummer stretch that traditionally determines the championship contenders each year.

Next year’s appearance by the Must See Racing sprint cars will mark the first time the open-wheel division has raced at Lake Erie Speedway since the mid-2000s, when the Hoosier Outlaw Sprint Series hosted an event at the facility.

The Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series will pair with Must See Racing to co-headline the event card.

“Jim (Hanks, Must See Racing president) and I have been working together for quite a while to make this happen, and we think it will definitely bring an extra level of excitement to the summer event that we’ve held with the Race of Champions modifieds that wasn’t there before,” said track operations manager A.J. Moore. “It’ll be one heck of a show and a very unique ticket.

“Fans should circle this event on their calendars and make plans to come out to Lake Erie Speedway on Father’s Day weekend.”

The Lake Erie date will mark the first of two stops in the Keystone State for Must See Racing in 2019. The tour will return to Pennsylvania in September for the David D. Mateer Tribute at Jennerstown Speedway.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lake Erie Speedway to our 2019 calendar and thank A.J., (track presidents) Donald Prischak and Daniel Prischak and all the staff who have helped to make this addition possible,” said series president Jim Hanks. “We look forward to seeing the ‘World’s Fastest Short Track Cars’ invade Lake Erie next season and putting on an entertaining show for our passionate race fans.”

Lake Erie is the third new track for Must See Racing in 2019, joining previously-announced debuts at North Carolina's Ace Speedway in March and New York's Hillside Buffalo Speedway in July.

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

 

 

Scelzi Family Featured During Performance Racing Industry Event

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2018) - The Scelzi Family is heading east this week to attend the Performance Racing Industry trade show, which will feature a special moment for Dominic and his father, Gary.

The spectacle, which runs Thursday through Saturday inside the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, welcomes insiders from all aspects of racing. In addition to the trade show, where businesses showcase their services and products, numerous events are sprinkled throughout the week.

Dominic Scelzi will receive a unique ring to honor his SPEED SPORT World Challenge victory last summer during the famed Knoxville Nationals. The ceremony will be held at the SPEED SPORT booth (No. 4928) on Thursday at noon.

"Winning the SPEED SPORT World Challenge during the Knoxville Nationals was a dream come true and was the biggest victory of my career," Scelzi said. "I'm extremely honored that SPEED SPORT is giving me a ring to commemorate the special moment."

Gary Scelzi will be featured on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in a special episode of Legends: The Series, which is a series created by CompetitionPlus.com Founder and Publisher Bobby Bennett. The series has showcased numerous drag racing legends and this Friday will honor Scelzi, who won four NHRA championships during his drag racing career.

"I'll get up there and talk for a few minutes and then they'll play a video about my life," he said. "It's a special honor for Legends: The Series to dedicate an episode to my life."

In addition to the special moments for Dominic and Gary, Giovanni Scelzi will also be on hand as the family will meet with and thank sponsors.

"We want to invite all of our sponsors who support Gary Scelzi Motorsports and my sons, Dominic and Giovanni, to celebrate these events with us this week," Gary Scelzi said. "The PRI show is always a great time and we're looking forward to seeing a lot of people who support our team."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSORS -

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

 

 

DHR Suspension Clients Record 89 Victories and 11 Championships

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Dec. 5, 2018) - DHR Suspension clients combined to win 89 feature races and 11 championships during a stellar 2018 season.

Jordon Mallett led the way with a career-best four championships, including his second straight USCS Series national title. He also won the USCS Deep South Thunder, Mid-South Thunder and Southern Thunder championships.

Shone Evans picked up the crate sprint cars title at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, for the first time. Evans also claimed the Action Sprint Tour championship.

Channin Tankersley recorded his third ASCS Gulf South Region championship in the last five years.

Lance O'Brien powered to the stock car title at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

Brad Bowden was victorious in the 305ci winged sprint car championship standings at Riverside International Speedway.

Steven Parker earned the Riverside International Speedway 600cc mini sprint title.

Chad Jones captured the Mid-South Sprint Car Association championship.

To learn more about the benefits of partnering with DHR Suspension, message http://www.dhrsuspension.com/contact or call 901-268-5612.

Teams, be sure to submit your feature wins each week to DerekHagarRacing@yahoo.com.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DHRSuspension.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHR-Suspension-1564755937106851/?fref=ts

DHR SUSPENSION -

DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for approximately a decade.

DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints.

 

 

Chad Boespflug to Join Eberhardt Zirzow Racing in 2019

Lebanon, IN December 5th, 2018 - Relationships often rekindle after spending time apart, the same goes in racing. After spending time apart Chad Boespflug and Eberhardt Zirzow Racing have come together again and we are pleased to announce that for the 2019 Season Boespflug will drive the EZR #98e non wing sprint car.

"It's great to be back with Chad, we had an incredible year in 2016 season, with some major wins. In 2017 that same success was hard to find, so we went our separate ways. 2018 brought change for EZR with Kyle Cummins as our driver, with an up and down year. We were forced to part ways at the end of the season due to Kyle's work schedule. Chuck Eberhardt, Co Owner of EZR, and I would like to thank Kyle and his family for a fun year. We felt it was no better time to team back up with Chad than now. We at EZR are extremely happy to be able to go back home to a fit where we felt everything worked as one before. We have learned from our time apart, but feel we benefit each other and are confident we can once again find the chemistry that leads to results on the track. We are hopeful we can take our success from 2016 and just turn the 6 around to a 9 and strike success again." - Fred Zirzow, Co Owner of EZR, expressed about the decision to race Boespflug full time in 2019.

"I'm excited to race with EZR this season. Joining efforts with them again as in 2016 really takes a lot of burden off of my shoulders. Things went sour in 2017 and I am very fortunate to be back with them this year. We are still searching to find a Crew Chief to complete our team for the 2019 season." - Chad Boespflug

EZR will begin the 2019 Season at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL during the USAC Winter Dirt Games in February. Following their trip south EZR plans to race USAC National Sprint Car Events and select other races this year. A full schedule of events will be released at a later date. Follow Chad Boespflug Racing via social media outlets to stay up to date throughout the season.

"Our goal is to race for wins and not focus on points. We look forward to starting fresh in Florida." - Fred Zirzow

Supporting Partners: Abreu Vinyards, Amsoil, Arizona Sport Shirts, Astro Titanium, Bell Helmets, Butlerbuilt Seats, B & W Auto Mart, BMRS, BR Motorsports, Capitol Renegade and Custom Trailer Sales, Competition Driveline Services, Claxton Engines, Creative Finishing, DMI, Driven, FK Indy, FK Rod Ends, Fox Paving, HSD, Hoosier Tire, Howard Law, HRP, Indy Race Parts, InTech Trailers, Lex Burritt Inc., Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, Manvel Motorsports, Maxim Racing, Midwest Shades, PAC Racing Springs,RevvedUp Industries, Rob & Jo's Body Shop, Saldana Racing Products, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Shaws, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, STIDA, Walker Performance Filters, Weld and Wilwood.

 

 

AJ FLICK WINS ONE OF A KIND CHILI BOWL OPPORTUNITY

INDIANAPOLIS (December 5, 2018) -- Mt Baker Vapor and Landon Simon Racing have officially named Pennsylvania driver AJ Flick winner of the MBVDirt campaign’s grand prize, a free ride at the 2019 Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Flick will pilot the second entry out of the LSR stable beside driver and team owner Landon Simon.

“The MBV Dirt campaign was enduring, but exciting,” said Flick. “It kept me on my toes over the course of four months to make sure I was representing Mt Baker Vapor, MBVDirt, and Landon Simon Racing in the best and most efficient ways possible.”

MBVDirt was launched this past summer as a social media campaign designed to give back to drivers and race fans across the country. Drivers registered at mbvdirt.com and received a packet in the mail with an MBVDirt decal to run on their cars and a short list of requirements to remain eligible throughout the remainder of the season.

Throughout the campaign, drivers won prizes from companies like STIDA, DRC Chassis, DMI/Bulldog Rearends, and High Side Design. Fans who registered on the website and participated on MBVDirt social media channels were eligible to win prizes from Cold Hard Art, Mt Baker Vapor, Jackslash TV, POWRi War Sprints and LSR. Drivers who remained eligible throughout the campaign were then entered into a fan vote to decide the winner.

“I am extremely grateful for every single person who cast a vote to send me to the Chili Bowl. It is a dream come true and to partner with an established team such as LSR gives me high hopes for my first Chili Bowl entry. I am excited to race and ready to learn. It will truly be an amazing eye-opening experience,” Flick added.

The goal of this campaign was to continuously bring awareness to companies such as Mt Baker Vapor by giving the means necessary for people to stop smoking. Given the presence smoking has in the racing community, it's very important to reach drivers, crew members, fans, and their friends and family.

“I wanted to create a true opportunity for drivers nationwide and spread awareness in the process. In a sport where ‘opportunity’ is often bought, we wanted to reward hard work and dedication. AJ earned his seat every step of the way. I am very excited to work AJ in Tulsa and hope this campaign encourages drivers to continue working toward their dreams,” said Simon.

Check out the campaign at MBVDirt.com and the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc-CRWywUus

Mt Baker Vapor came on board with Landon Simon Racing in 2014 with the goal of educating smokers on the benefits of vaporizing nicotine as opposed to smoking tobacco and has remained a true partner and supporter of dirt track racing throughout the years.

From an economic standpoint, Mt. Baker Vapor makes ecigarettes very cost effective. By switching to ecigarettes you’ll usually spend less than half of what you used to spend on tobacco-filled cigarettes. An economical starter kit includes batteries, atomizers, cartridges, charger and liquid nicotine for less than the price of a carton of generic cigarettes.

Mt. Baker Vapor offers nicotine dosages ranging from extra strong, to mild, to no nicotine content at all. You can choose from hundreds of juice options, including specialty flavors, or create your own at www.mtbakervapor.com

For press inquiries or more information on the MBVDirt campaign, please contact landonsimonracing@gmail.com

About Mt Baker Vapor
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State 360ci Sprintcar Title Set For Sunline

Sprintcar racing returns to the Sunline Speedway in the Riverland town of Waikerie this Saturday night (December 8) with the running of the 2018/19 South Australian 360ci Sprintcar Championship. The event has attracted one of the biggest State Title fields in several years with 18 nominations with drivers from four states set to battle it out at the tight Sunline venue.

The meeting will also double as Round 4 of the Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers Allstar Sprintcar Series so the event has more than just a title on the line.

Of the 18 drivers only two have tasted victory in the South Australian 360 Title with Mark Caruso and Dan Evans previously holding the covered SA#1. Both Mark and Dan have been in good form this season, especially Evans who has a feature race win at Mildura and was leading at Moama until an engine failure.

But the field also includes Geelong resident Michael Tancredi who is a two-time Victorian Champion and Matt Egel, who will drive the Geoff and Michael Brown owned #52, who has secured two open State Championships.

Joining the list of potential winners will be current SA #2 Brendan Guerin from Broken Hill (NSW), Michael Lovegrove, who was the runner-up at the last feature held at the Sunline Speedway, Victorian veteran Phil Lock, regular 410ci racer Terry Pitt, Jarman Dalitz and Jamie Hendry.

The real wild card could be Western Australian Jamie Landrigan, who recorded a top 5 at the Sunline Speedway at his last appearance, and with his recent seat time in both Darwin and Perth could see him return home with the Championship.

As the event approaches Sprintcar SA President Danny Holden is excited about the prospect of a great night of open wheeled racing and was full of praise for the way the event has been organised.

“We are really happy to be able to incorporate our State Title with the Allstars which gave an added incentive for the drivers to attend. Mandy and her team put on a great show. I must also thank the drivers for their attendance at the fundraising BBQ we had at Mitre 10 to raise the additional prize money for the Title and last but not least a huge thankyou to Rob Stevens and Jenny Lemar, for taking on the title at short notice and for their support of Sprintcars SA for holding two 360ci events and a 410ci show” added Holden with great enthusiasm.

The event will include hot laps, Time Trials, two rounds of heats, a pole Shuffle and the 30-lap championship final.

Gates open into the venue at 3pm with on track action commencing from 5pm. Adult tickets are just $20, Concessions $15, Families $45 and Kids $5.

The official entry list for the 2018/19 South Australian 360 Sprintcar Title - (18)

VA2 Boyd Harris
V4 Phillip Lock
S7 Terry Pitt
S16 Jack Gartner
V16 James Wren
V29 Michael Tancredi
W30 Jamie Landrigan
S33 Mark Caruso
V33 Michael Holt
S42 Jamie Hendry
S44 Daniel Evans
S52 Matt Egel
S69 Cody Atkins
S90 Michael Lovegrove
S91 Mike Fox
S95 Jarman Dalitz
S96 Brendan Guerin
S98 Cheian Perrett

Release by Phil Michell Motorsport Media for Sprintcars SA

Pmmedia78@hotmail.com

 

 

White Sees Progress During Second Straight Season on Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - LINDSAY, Okla. (Dec. 3, 2018) - Progress is the best word to describe the 2018 season for Harli White.

White surpassed her Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com marks from last season when she became only the third woman to ever complete a full season on the road with the series. Her two top fives and 10 top 10s in ASCS National Tour competition this year were both career bests. She also recorded a career-best runner-up result with the series.

"For the first time on the ASCS National Tour I was a contender for the win," she said. "That was the biggest highlight being able to race for the lead and finishing in the top three and top five. More than anything it got my confidence up.

"The gains from last year to this year showed and hopefully we can continue that trend next year and compete for wins consistently."

White noted the opportunity wouldn't be available without the support of her sponsors throughout the season.

"We have a lot of great sponsors who provide us the opportunity to race across the country," she said. "I'm grateful for each and every one of them and it's our goal to continue to progress."

White will stay busy throughout this offseason as she ventures to Australia for the second time in her career.

"I'm really excited for the opportunity," she said. "Plus, it's a big deal for any driver to stay in the seat all offseason. To come out of our car and get into another car before next season starts should help so you're not struggling to knock the rust off once the 2019 season begins."

SEASON STATS -

60 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 19 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 35 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HarliWhiteRacing.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarliWhiteRacin

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc.

Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., is an oilfield truck hauling business located in Lindsay, Okla.

"Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., which is owned by my dad, has been going for 20-plus years," Harli White said. "My dad works very hard. He is my main sponsor so I can't thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., enough for the enormous support."

White would also like to thank CatSpot, Nattress Construction, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., The Mower Shop, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, PXP Racewear, All Star Performance, Broken Arrow Powder Coating, Inc., Tommy Thompson Motorsports, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Bonsey’s Career-Best Night

Continuing to make gains in 410 Sprintcars throughout the 2018-19 season, Kristy Bonsey reached new heights last Saturday night at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, coming one spot shy of the podium in fourth.

Achieving a major milestone back in July when she clinched her maiden feature-race podium at Cairns International Speedway, the next step for Bonsey was building on her consistency in order to work towards the pointy-end of the field at Archerfield Speedway, where each race meeting generally attracts the state’s leading racers.

Making great strides towards this goal so far this season, Bonsey has progressively improvedher consistency, most recently crossing the feature-race finish line in 11th and ninth during her last two outings at the Brisbane venue.

Heading into last Saturday night’s sixth East Coast Logistics Series round, the Jimboomba, Qld-based racer was thrilled to find herself through to the Top 8 Dash for the first time in her career by virtue of qualifying 15th in time trials andimpressively winning both of her heatraces, which had her sitting seventh in points.

Starting the 30-lap feature race from position eight, Bonsey quickly moved forward aboard her Qld # 42 Total Parts Plussupported Eagle car, taking over fourth place after lap three. Despite slipping back to fifth in the middle stages of the race, Bonsey maintained her composure and managed to regain her position, greeting the chequered flag just off the podium in fourth.

“We are really pleased with how this season is turning out for us so far and last Saturday night’s result is a great confidence boost heading into the busy part of the season,” the 24-year-oldenthused.

“We can see that our consistency is definitely improving, so we will continue focusing on that in order to avoid the B mains and qualify directly into more feature races throughout the rest of the season, which will hopefully help us work towards our goal of a top-10 finish in the East Coast Logistics Series point standings.”

Returning to Archerfield Speedway for this Saturday night’s seventh East Coast Logistics Series round, Bonsey is hoping to experience a similar result, which will no doubt bolster her further heading into the busy Christmas-New Year period, which will see the World Series Sprintcars visit the track on January 4, 5 and 9, followed by the Australian Championship over the Australia Day long weekend (January 26 and 27).

Bonsey would like to thank her 2018-19 season sponsors: Total Parts Plus, Russell’s Race Engines, Pro Powder Powdercoating & Sandblasting, and Stroud Homes. Special thanks must go to Bonsey’s dad (Russell), along with pit crew memberAsh.

To find out more about Bonsey and her team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Kristy Bonsey Motorsport.

 

 

Inside Line Promotions Offering Sponsored Special Edition Driver Suits Through K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Dec. 3, 2018) - Inside Line Promotions is partnering with K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports to offer a limited number of special edition driver suits.

The custom suits, which are SFI 5 Nomex, will be offered at a discounted rate and a special press release package with free PR will be included for any driver selected to take advantage of the opportunity. The driver suit will showcase the ILP logo, but also has earmarked areas for a driver's primary marketing partners on each suit.

"I was stuck in a fire in my sprint car for approximately 30 seconds while wearing one of these driver suits," sprint car driver Ryan Bowers said. "The suit did its job and I wasn't burned at all. The quality of the suits is top of the line and we're proud to work with Inside Line Promotions on a special edition suit that looks great, is comfortable and most importantly is safe."

Drivers don't have to be Inside Line Promotions clients to inquire about the opportunity.

"K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports is helping to provide a great opportunity and we're happy to work together in an area that is an integral part of safety in motor sports," Inside Line Promotions Founder Shawn Miller said. "This opportunity will benefit the drivers because they will receive a top-level, custom race suit at a discounted price. It benefits K1 RaceGear by Ryan Bowers Motorsports by showcasing their products to new clients. And it benefits ILP by putting our logo on the chest of a limited number of selected drivers. This is a win for everybody involved."

To learn more about the opportunity, email Miller at Shawn@InsideLinePromotions or call 541-510-3663.

ON THE INTERNET -

Website: http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamILP

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Steve Poirier Crowned a Record Tying Eight-Time Lucas Oil ESS Champion.

Over $90,000 was Handed out at the Annual Awards Gala.

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – On Saturday night, December 1, a sold out Hambletonian Room at the luxurious Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel honored Quebec’s Steve Poirier as he captured the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) 35th Anniversary Tour championship. The title was his eighth of his ESS career and now tied him with Mike Woodring for the most championships in the sprint car organizations history.

Poirier took home $9,398 from the $90,417 payout which included a record $60.125 in cash. A total of 24 different drivers took home from the point fund after a very successful 2018 season.

Not only did Poirier receive accolades from his overall Lucas Oil championship but he was also crowned the 1000 Islands RV Centre Canada Tour Champion, he won the Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series and the Danny Willmes Lap Leader title as well. Other point fund champions included Jason Barney for winning the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour, Danny Varin captured the Donath MotorWorx CNY Speedweek and E&V Energy point titles, Shawn Donath was the Cobra Coaches Dash Series champion with Billy VanInwegen the Insinger Performance Fuels Hard Charger.

The driver of the familiar #28FM won nine A-Main events during the year but the title fight between Poirier and Barney came right down to the final point event with Poirier edging the 2017 champion by a mere 25 points. For Barney, who took home $7,373 from the banquet, it was his fourth runner-up finish in the points which shows his tour consistency.

Many special awards filled the agenda for the night. The Outstanding New Comer Award went to VanInwegen who finished fifth in points in his first year on the Lucas Oil Tour. The Lane’s Yamaha Rookie of the Year was won by Josh Flint with the Most Improved Driver being Kelly Hebing. All three awards were very popular with the packed banquet room.

The annual Mach 1 Chassis Hard Luck Award was won by Paulie Colagiovanni. The fast running teenager had to cut his season short due to injury but told the crowd he’s fully healed and will be back in 2019. The Mechanic of the Year Award was won by Dave Donath, father of Shawn Donath. Dave’s wife Nancy accepted the award on his behalf.

The prestigious John Zentner Memorial Award was given to Paul Kinney. In his seven years on tour, his dedication goes without question as you can count on one hand the amount of events that he has missed. The Mal Lane Award of Excellence went to Charlie Caprara. Not only has he been a long-time supporter of ESS but also a huge fan of the winged machines.

The 2018 ESS Hall of Fame induction class was top sprint car wheelman John Birosh along with long time and respected tech inspector Mike Seiver. Their speeches were filled with emotion and excitement about the future for ESS.

Three well earned standing ovations made for a special night, Steve Poirier for his eighth title, Doug Emery who is leaving the ranks as a driver and owner after 30 years and also for well liked Tech Inspector Brian Ennis who will be retiring from his ESS duties.

The rules meeting the preceded the banquet saw very little change going into 2019 with one exception that the minimum weight required for each ESS event will be 1500 lbs. The schedule is very close to completion with a scheduled January 1st release.

2019 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Banquet Totals

Steve Poirier - $9,448

Jason Barney - $7,423

Coleman Gulick - $5,198

Matt Tanner - $5,461

Billy VanInwegen - $5,973

Paul Kinney - $3,446

Mike Mahaney - $5.046

Shawn Donath - $4,381

Danny Varin - $5,436

Matt Billings - $4,336

Jeff Cook - $3,896

Chad Miller - $2,861

Paulie Colagiovanni - $5,486

Kelly Hebing - $3,091

Jonathan Preston - $2,586

Chuck Hebing - $736

Brett Wright - $2,536

Dave Axton - $2,141

Scott Holcomb - $2,136

Dan Douville - $2,211

Denny Peebles - $1,736

Josh Flint - $2,346

Keith Granholm - $2,071

Jordan Poirier - $286

Mark Smith - $200

2019 Lucky Giveaway Program

Brodix Cylinder Heads Set of Heads – Mike Mahaney/Doug Emery

Winters Performance Rear End – Jason Barney

Walker Performance Filtration Filter System – Jeff Cook

Kevin Nouse Designs K1 RaceGear Drivers Suit – Billy VanInwegen

JE Pistons Set of Pistons – Matt Billings

Simpson Safety Vudu Helmet – Coleman Gulick

Wings Unlimited Top Wing – Keith Granholm

Super Gen Products/Champion Power Equipment Generator – Danny Varin

Beyea Headers $750 Certificate – Jonathan Preston

Panther Frameworx $500 Certificate – Steve Poirier

ASI Racewear $500 Certificate – Paulie Colagiovanni

M&W Aluminum Products $500 Certificate – Josh Flint

KSE Racing Products Power Steering Pump – Dan Douville

87 Speed Parts Giveaway – Scott Holcomb

Maxim Racing $500 Certificate – Brett Wright

Adirondack Powder Coating Blast and Powder Coat – Matt Tanner

ATL Fuel Cells Fuel Tank Shell – Denny Peebles

Schoenfeld Headers Set of Headers – Chad Miller, Jonathan Preston, Scott Holcomb

Pa Dyno Chassis Dyno – Billy VanInwegen

Other Prize Giveaways

Slade Shock Technology – Kelly Hebing

Keizer Racing Wheels – Shawn Donath

Wings Unlimited – Dave Axton, Shawn Donath, Matt Tanner

XXX Race Products – Paul Kinney

Area Auto Racing News/Simpson Safety – Coleman Gulick

Graphics Girls – Dan Douville

PXP Racing Underwear – Coleman Gulick, Danny Varin.

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Mintz earns 3rd FAST 410 title; Miller scores FAST 305 championship

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018

Contact: Brian Liskai

Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

FREMONT, Ohio – Gibsonburg, Ohio’s Craig Mintz wrapped up his third All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics while Fremont, Ohio’s Jamie Miller concluded a dominating performance with his first ever JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Presented by Engine Pro.

The top 10 in points in both FAST divisions were honored at a banquet Saturday, Dec. 1. Rich Farmer turned the “keys” to the series over to Aaron Fry a couple of months ago.

Mintz, the first ever FAST champion in 2009, added his second in 2013 and started the season by claiming the first four FAST events at Fremont Speedway.

Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry had a break-out year in 2018, finished second in points. He too had four series wins in 2018. Third in pints went to Stuart Brubaker who scored one series win at Attica Raceway Park where he was crowned the 2018 track champion.

Chris Andrews finished fourth in the FAST points, scoring two series wins at Fremont Speedway. Tyler Gunn was fifth in series points followed by 2017 FAST champion DJ Foos, Jess Stiger, 2018 FAST rookie of the year Kelsey Ivy, Duane Zablocki and four time FAST champion Byron Reed.

In the FAST 305 series, Miller, who had 11 overall victories in 2018, racked up seven FAST wins. Fremont’s 2018 305 champion John Ivy finished second in the points with a series win at Waynesfield Raceway Park.

Tyler Street scored his first ever sprint car win, a FAST victory at Mansfield, to finish third in the point standings with Kyle Peters and Brandon Moore rounding out the top five.

Seth Schneider, who finished second in the Fremont point standings, was sixth in the FAST standings followed by 2015 FAST champion Bobby Clark, who had a series win at Fremont, Kyle Capodice, Matt Lucius, and 2016 and 2017 FAST champion Paul Weaver, who also claimed the 2018 Attica 305 title.

2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series winners:

April 21, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz

May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Byron Reed

May 5, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (2)

May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Stuart Brubaker

May 25, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (3)

June 1, Attica Raceway Park – Cap Henry

June 2, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (4)

June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Broc Martin

June 30, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews

July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – Cale Conley

July 7, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews (2)

July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Travis Philo

Aug. 4, Fremont Speedway – Cap Henry (2)

Aug. 11, Mansfield Motor Speedway – Cap Henry (3)

Aug. 18, Sharon Speedway – Cap Henry (4)

Sept. 14, Fremont Speedway – Jac Haudenschild

2018 JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series winners:

May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Dustin Stroup

May 5, Fremont Speedway – Bobby Clark

May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Paul Weaver

May 26, Fremont Speedway – Steve Rando

June 15, Limaland Motorsports Park – Jamie Miller

June 16, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (2)

June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Jamie Miller (3)

June 30, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (4)

July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – John Ivy

July 6, Attica Raceway Park – Dustin Stroup (2)

July 13, Limaland Motorsports Park – Alvin Roepke

July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Paul Weaver (2)

July 28, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (5)

Aug. 3, Limaland Motorsports Park – Jamie Miller (6)

Aug 11, Mansfield Motor Speedway – Tyler Street

Sept. 15, Fremont Speedway – Jamie Miller (7)

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont.

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads – www.allproheads.com

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads as well as the new generation 3 and Mopar W9RP heads. All Pro caters to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's sprints, super late models, drag racing, off-road, marine or road racing, you can’t on All Pro.

About JLH General Contractor:

Based in Fremont, Ohio and owned by long-time racing supporter Jon Horn, The JLH Co. LLC is your one-stop for custom home remodeling, plaster restoration, and drywall installation services. Their dedicated craftsmen will help you build the home you want out of the house you have. You can also trust JLH for construction services, including garages and pole barns. JLH also provides custom siding, roofing and window installation. For more information call Jon Horn at 419-559-9449.

About Ohio Logistics – www.ohiologistics.com

Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Ohio Logistics provides all the assets and operational support necessary to meet your most sophisticated logistical requirements. The company’s story is one of very impressive growth. Started in June of 1988, Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center, Inc. opened in the General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone #151 in the Tall Timbers Business Park. By 1996 the company had grown to 5 locations in 3 States and started doing business as Ohio Logistics. Currently Ohio Logistics is in 18 locations in 6 states operating over 6,000,000 square feet. Built on a sound financial base, Ohio Logistics will strive to exceed your expectations regarding your leasing and supply-chain management needs.

About Engine Pro

Engine Parts Group, Inc. the parent of Engine Pro was founded in 1989 by independent engine parts distributors looking for a way to work cooperatively in buying and marketing. Today it functions as both a distribution network for brand name internal engine parts and as a specialty engine parts producer, marketing under the Engine Pro name. Engine Pro sells exclusively to engine builders, machine shops and jobbers. As part of our tradition of specializing in distributing engine parts to engine professionals, Engine Parts Group now serves more than 12,000 customers from 36 distribution centers. Engine Pro produces high performance engine parts and the line continues to grow with the frequent addition of new parts and applications. Engine Pro brand products are designed to offer the highest quality in high performance parts along with a moderate price to give racers and performance engine builders a more affordable way to do what they do best—win races. Find the nearest Engine pro distributor at enginepro.com

 

 

Justyn Cox Set To Pilot Mike Phulps Motorsports No. 56 in 2019

PETERSEN MEDIA: Ending the 2018 season on a very high note that featured him aiding Josh Bates to the Sprint Car Challenge Tour Owners Title as well as a myriad of podium finishes, Justyn Cox has been hired to pilot the Mike Phulps Motorsports No. 56 for the 2019 season.

“I am extremely thankful, and excited to work with Mike Phulps and every associated with the No. 56 car,” Justyn Cox said. “The team has been extremely strong the last few years and I am really excited to see what we can do in 2019 together. I am looking forward to working with Ryan Riley, Kerry Fasig, and all the entire crew.”

Though Northern California schedules are still being finalized, the team plans to contest the 2019 Sprint Car Challenge Tour Championship, as well as mix in a healthy amount of other 360ci races in the Golden State as well as battle with the King of the West Series periodically.

Over the last few years, Mike Phulps Motorsports has made the transition from the USAC Dirt and Asphalt non-wing scene to the winged scene in Northern CA and has been a forced to be reckoned with as they won races with both the Civil War Series and SCCT in 2018.

“The 56 car has been a strong car in our region the last few years, and I am looking forward to winning some races with the team,” Cox said. “I am really excited to transition from driving and managing my own team to just focusing on being a driver. I can’t wait to see what the different schedules entail so we can put our plan together in the coming weeks.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-47, Wins-2, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-25

ON TAP: Justyn Cox has concluded his 2018 season.

 

 

Carrick 14th at Gateway Dirt Nationals

PETERSEN MEDIA: The third installment of the Gateway Dirt Nationals at America’s Center in St. Louis, MO expanded to a Midget race, and getting the invite for the inaugural event Tanner Carrick would pocket a 14th place finish during Saturday night’s feature event.

“It was a neat event to take part in, and it was a lot of fun racing in the dome,” Tanner Carrick said. “Things got a little tricky in the feature on Saturday night, but still pleased with our run and how we started indoor season.”

Friday night the action kicked off with time trials and the Lincoln, CA pilot timed the CVC/TRD/Spike machine in third quickest in time trials. In a very tough heat race, Carrick was spectacular as he raced his way to the win and found himself on the front row of one of the win preliminary night feature events.

On the front row of a very tough feature event, Carrick would work his way around the America’s Center surface, as he chased after a Top-Four position to lock himself directly into Saturday night’s feature event.

Though he would come up one spot short, Carrick felt confident in his machine after finishing fifth in the opening night feature event.

Returning to action Saturday night for ‘B’ Mains and the feature, the youngster would take care of business as his third place finish propelled him into the Gateway Dirt Nationals 30-lap feature event where he would roll off of the starting grid from the 18th starting position.

With the track getting a little rough and tumble following Late Model and Modified action, things would get a little tricky for the drivers in the midget race and moving and shaking would be tough.

From the ninth row, Carrick would take what he could as he kept the rubber side down on his Keith Kunz Motorsports prepared midget.

Working his way forward a handful of positions, Carrick would close his weekend out with a 14th place finish.

“You had to be cautious with the way the track was,” Carrick added. “It was almost too rough to try and slide anyone, and if you did you had to hit it right or there was a good chance to go for a ride. My guys did a great job, we had a great car and I am looking forward to the next one.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Midget- Starts-41, Wins-2, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-28

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick return to action on December 15th in DuQuoin, IL.

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

 

 

Big Names Land for Max’s Race and Classic

With less than two weeks until the Fourth Annual Max’s Race at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool as presented by Chittick’s Bakery, the Big Names are beginning to signal their intent, with a flurry of nominations for both the December 15 event and the rapidly approaching Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic rolling in.

With names such as Jamie Veal, Grant Anderson, and David Murcott in the field for Max’s race well ahead of the nomination cut-off, they have now been joined by Krikke Motorsport hired gun Kerry Madsen and Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo.

With a Big Field of Sprintcars expected for Max’s Race, the Dumesny name will be more prominent than just engraved on the trophy, with both Mathew and Marcus Dumesny again set to make the tow from Sydney for the event.

As has been the case in recent season’s Max’s Race is the unofficial launch to the coveted Month of Money that includes QSS World Series Sprintcars, of which Premier Speedway will host two rounds on December 29 and January 1. This then leads in to the Australian Open in Brisbane, the Scott Darley in Sydney before the President’s Cup (Avalon) and King’s Challenge (Borderline Speedway) provide the ideal lead in to the Big One, the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Current Australian Champion Madsen will make his first Premier Speedway appearance for Krikke Motorsport at Max’s Race before completing his World Series Sprintcar commitments, where he will compete as one of ten contracted drivers.

Come January 18, 19 and 20, Madsen will be aiming to add a fourth Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic win to his impressive resume.

The ultra-professional Bunbury WA based Krikke Motorsport team have declared their intentions in signing Madsen that they are chasing some big wins this season so it would not surprise to see the TEH, Pumpa Manufacturing, Bunbury Toyota, Valvoline, Maxwill Race Engines, HRP, Redline Media and Skwid Signs backed W2 Maxim up front come feature time of the 47th Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

As always there will be plenty of challengers for the Classic Crown and no doubt the 2016 Classic Champion Jamie Veal will be keen to replicate the performance that saw him take his V35 SWI Engineering backed, Rider powered Maxim to Victory Lane.

Having already displayed some strong early season form at his home track and elsewhere including this past weekend in New Zealand, Veal will be one of the many pre-event favorites.

Veal made the A-Main in 2018, finishing 23rd after having transferred from the B-Main.

Two-Time Aussie Champ David Murcott is yet to taste Classic glory, despite having produced a preliminary feature race win on night two of the 2015 edition of the great race.

The hard-charging Murcott will be at the wheel of the Matt and Renae Eastham owned V88 J&J, which will have an Inglis Race Engines 410 bolted in for their Classic assault.

As always a large and loyal band of sponsors including Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, Drysdale’s Chaf Mills, East Coast Logistics, Victory Lane Racegear, Ramsdale Wreckers, Midwest Imports, Vortex Express, Penrite Oils, Speedway Motors, Tekcoat Powdercoating, J&J Auto Racing, Inverloch Motor Body Works, Kool Freighters, Extreme Sprintcar Driving Experience, Believe In You Beauty, Inglis Racing Engines, Salt Electrical, Temby Haulage, Crow Seat Belts, BMRS Hoses, HRP Wings, Adidas, Oval Express Magazine, QSS, BHR, Joe’s Racing Products, Hoskin Steering Gear and V88 Members Club as Murcott aims to improve on a tenth place finish in B-Main 1 last season.

Danny Reidy is another regular Classic contestant who was looking impressive in the delayed Saturday night A-Main last January before a DNF put paid to his Sunday night program.

With Eagle Ignition Leads and Desert Palms Resort, Alice Springs on board the NQ5 the hard charging Reidy will be looking to be amongst the 24 starters who will vie for the Classic’s $30,000 pay day come the Sunday night A-Main.

One driver who made the cut last January was Simpson’s John Vogels who continually flies under the radar despite producing giant killing performances time and time again, especially when the Big Shows roll around.

The Yellow Army will be out to support the crowd favourite, while long time sponsors Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers, Ace Body Corporate – Darwin, Vogels Motors, D&J Contracting, Mortimer Petroleum and Lucas Oil will adorn the V70 Cool Chassis for yet another Classic for Johnny V!

Joining Vogels in the Classic field is another highly experienced Victorian in Mike Van Bremen who returns to Classic duty after a long absence for car owner Dave Challons.

The former World Series Sprintcars contracted driver and SRA Series Champion will be at the wheel of the potent Camden Signage and Building Services V45 with support from Maxwill Motors, J&J Auto Racing and BR Motorsports.

New South Welshman Luke Stirton rounds out the most recent batch of Classic entrants.

Stirton will drive for his father Paul aboard the A-One Charge Air Coolers Maxim, which was campaigned by Harley White on her visit to the Classic in 2016.

With some strong results in Sydney, Luke will enjoy the support of A-One Charge Air Coolers, Pepper Money, Motoradco Radiators and NATRAD Radiators as he embarks on his trip to the Classic.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

2019 Knoxville Nationals Four-Day Ticket Packages On Sale Now

2018 Finale Night Sold Out - Don't Miss Your Chance To See the Greatest Sprint Car Race of the Year LIVE

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (December 3, 2018) -- The day is finally here! Four-day ticket packages for the 59th running of the Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store are now available.

The 2019 Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store will be held August 7-10. The four-day event features the world's greatest sprint car drivers on the track, plus concerts, charity events, live radio broadcasts featuring your favorite stars, and more.

Don't miss this chance to get the seats that you want! The 2018 finale sold out, so purchasing your tickets early is important. To purchase your tickets online, click here. You can also stop by the Knoxville Raceway ticket office open until 5pm, CT each day, or call 641-842-5431. ABOUT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY: Located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, Knoxville Raceway is a 1/2-mile dirt track that hosts winged 305, 360 and 410 sprint car racing every Saturday night from April to September. The "Sprint Car Capital of the World" also hosts the Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, sprint car racing's most prestigious event, as well as the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals and the 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank. Knoxville Raceway is the third-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa with 20,322 seats and 33 luxury suites seating 448.

 

 

Cory Turner Wraps Up Successful 2018 Season With Championship Celebration Cory Turner (centre) with his SOS championship hardware along with crew chief Nathan Jackson (left), girlfriend Dayna (right) and supporter Brennen Hagar (front). (CTM team photo). CTM Team Looking Forward to 2019

CAISTOR CENTRE, Ont. (December 3, 2018) – Cory Turner officially brought his 2018 season to a close with a pair of banquet celebrations during the month of November where he was officially crowned the 2019 Southern Ontario Sprint champion while also accepting accolades for finishing third overall in Ohsweken Speedway’s weekly point standings.

In total, Turner drove his KT Gas & Variety/Silo Wireless No.97 car to a pair of wins, 12 top-five finishes and 22 top-10s in his 28 starts this season.

“It was by far our most successful season in a Sprint Car,” Turner said. "We were extremely fortunate to have Miles, Pam and Alex as car owners for the past three seasons. They run a top-notch program and got us to another level with the quality of their equipment and the knowledge that they have in their shop. We are going to miss seeing them day in and day out and can't thank them enough for the opportunity they gave Nathan Jackson and myself working with them and their crew. They were more than excellent car owners for us during our time together and we had a lot of fun with them at home as well as on the road.”

“I also have to thank Daryl, Trevor, Nate, and of course, my girlfriend Dayna for all of their support. I also have to thank everybody from our Team Turner Racing family too, including Bobby and Peter Turford. We had help from a lot of different people this year, which was great.”

On Saturday, November 24, Turner attended the Southern Ontario Sprints year-end banquet at the Lasalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls, NY where he officially received his championship hardware. With the SOS, Turner had one win at Brighton Speedway on July 7 and six top-five finishes in eight races.

“We had a really good year. Our worst finish on the tour with the SOS was sixth and that’s ultimately what got us a championship,’ Turner explained. “We were definitely fast at times, but when we weren’t the fastest car we finished the race.”

Turner’s Crew Chief, Nathan Jackson, also earned the series’ Crew Chief of the Year award for his hard work that helped propel the team to the title.

“Nate wasn’t expecting the award, so he was pretty excited,” Turner added. “It was a nice feather in his cap after a good season.”

The SOS title was Turner’s first championship of any kind, he said.

“It went right down to the wire in Thunder Stocks one year at Ohsweken and Humberstone and it didn’t work out,” Turner said. “This time it all worked out and we had a good time doing it. We work hard on our racecars, but we always make sure we have fun too.”

With the 2018 season now in the rearview mirror, Turner is looking ahead to the 2019 campaign. Turner will not return to Hill’s Racing in the new year in order to pursue another opportunity to be announced in the coming weeks.

“We really appreciate everything Miles, Pam and Alex did for us over the last three years,” Turner said. “We’re definitely going to miss them. They were more than excellent car owners for us during our time together.”

The new season will bring a fresh scorecard for Turner, who hopes to improve once again on his career year. While the Caistor Centre driver will be in a different ride next season, his plans are to race in familiar places.

“Right now our plans are to have our car in the Mobil 1 booth at Motorama next March,” Turner said. “We plan on competing weekly with the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak Sprint Cars at Ohsweken on Friday nights in 2019 and trying to repeat as SOS champions. We’ll try to go to Ohio, Michigan and New York as well when we have time.”

For the latest information on Cory Turner Motorsports throughout the off-season, follow Cory at the social media links below. For more information on Cory Turner Motorsports, visit www.coryturnermotorsports.com.

CORY TURNER SEASON STATS 97 Cory Turner – 28 Starts: 2 Wins, 12 Top-5s, 22 Top-10s

CORY TURNER MEDIA Website: coryturnermotorsports.com Facebook: facebook.com/CoryTurnerMotorsports Twitter: @CTMotorsports_ YouTube: YouTube.com/RacingTeamTurner

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CORY’S CREW Cory Turner would like to thank the following dedicated marketing partners for their support during the 2018 race season, including KT Tobacco, Insta-Panels, Braemar Building Systems, Silo Wireless, Mobil 1, Kings Wood Products, Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, Skyway Lawn Equipment, Pyett Spring & Alignment, DSE Performance, Six Nations Bingo, Malabar Super Spice, JNE Recovery, V&R Recycling, Plazek Auto Recyclers, Hauser’s Pharmacy, KT Gas & Convenience, The Truck Toppers, CJ Mulholland Mattress Factory, Rondex, Silverdale Gun Club, Barlow Farms, Mike Morris Holdings, Bryan’s Farm Supply, Total Coatings, Hitchman Trailers, V&R Hose & Hydraulics, RCM Racing Equipment, Top Flight Wings, Tetra-Chem Industries, Wix Filters, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Northern Performance, Charlie Bee Honey, and ImageFactor.ca.

 

 

Dover Garners Dozen Wins and Championship During Strong Season

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Dec. 3, 2018) - Jack Dover won more than a quarter of his starts this year during another stout season for the sprint car veteran.

Dover posted a dozen feature victories, a mark he has met or exceeded during five of the last six seasons. Additionally, he powered to his third Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints championship in the last four years.

"It shows how consistent our team was," he said. "Any time you can win a championship it's pretty awesome."

Dover noted one of his greatest weekends of the season came during Labor Day Weekend as he captured the Midwest Power Equipment 360 Nationals presented by DeKalb/Asgrow at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

"It was three separate nights and we were able to run first, third and first," he said. "It was pretty awesome. We got to the final night and right before the main event we broke a bolt on the rear end so we had to switch rear ends. Other than that everything fell into place and the weekend went smooth. It was a good weekend for that to happen."

It marked two of Dover's nine Midwest Sprint Touring Series triumphs, which set a record for most wins in a season with the series. Dover led the championship standings until late in the season when he missed a couple of races. However, he still finished fourth.

"We were leading the MSTS points late in the season," he said. "We would have had a good shot at winning it if they didn't have races scheduled on the same night with the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints."

In addition to the 360 Nationals wins, Dover picked up a triumph at Jackson Motorplex on June 15 to give him three trips to Victory Lane this season at the 4/10-mile oval. He also won multiple races at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb. (June 9 and Sept. 8); at Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D. (July 6-7); and at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D. (May 26 and Aug. 25).

Additionally, Dover was victorious at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on May 18; at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on June 8; and at Off Road Raceway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 18.

"We were strong everywhere we went," he said. "I want to say a huge thank you to all my partners, fans and my family for their support."

Dover will compete in a pair of offseason events in January. He will race for Ben Zahm in the outlaw and non-wing outlaw divisions during the Tulsa Shootout, which marks his first time competing in the event since 2009. He won a Golden Driller during the event in 2004. Dover will then drive for Randy Washburn and C.J. Johnson during the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. It will be Dover's first time racing in the event since his debut in 2008.

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 12 wins, 24 top fives, 31 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 38 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Liquid Trucking

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

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

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Price Gains Valuable Experience on the Road in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - COBBLE HILL, B.C., Canada (Dec. 3, 2018) - Robbie Price expanded his horizons in 2018, hitting the road quite a bit this season as he continued to progress behind the wheel of a sprint car.

Price started the season with BDS Motorsports on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com series. He competed in nearly the first dozen ASCS races on the schedule, picking up a couple of ninth-place finishes at The Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. During that stint, Price garnered a podium finish at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., with the Upper Midwest Sprint Series. He visited nearly a dozen new tracks during that stretch, including making a trip to Central Pennsylvania and competing at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg.

"The beginning of the year was a lot of fun," he said. "I like traveling around and racing at new tracks and getting to race as much as I did. I got a lot of races in during the first two months of the season. It was really good. I wish I could have stayed out there longer, but that's just the way it goes sometimes. I had a pretty good year. It wasn't my best year, but it definitely wasn't my worst. We had good speed at times. Hopefully we can build on it for next year."

Price returned to the Pacific Northwest in the middle of June and climbed back aboard his family owned No. 21P. He was fast right out of the box, finishing third in the opener of the famed Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

"I was definitely on my 'A' game when I came back home later in the season and raced on the West Coast and being on the road played a big part in that," he shared. "We ran good the first night of the Dirt Cup and some other shows around here. There were a few driver mistakes and some bad circumstances, but other than that we were pretty good when we came back here to race."

The native of Cobble Hill, B.C., also returned to his roots of racing a mini sprint on a handful of occasions and he picked up a pair of victories. Those wins came within a three-week span at Deming Speedway in Deming, Wash.

"The mini sprint is always fun to drive," he said. "I wish I could drive the sprint car like I drive the mini sprint. It's something different when we get to race the mini sprint. Mainly, I just get to show up, drive and have fun. It's even more enjoyable when you are fast like we were."

In the fall, Price competed in the majority of the events during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series West Coast swing. He finished 13 th at Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash., on Labor Day evening, marking the best finish of his career with the Outlaws. He also qualified for the main event on the final night of the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., for the first time in his career.

"We had decent speed the whole Outlaws swing on the West Coast," he noted. "To cap it off with making the A Main at the Gold Cup, which is no easy feat, was great. It was just me and a couple of my buddies out there helping me. To be able to get in the show meant a lot to all of us. It was a cool experience all around."

Late in the season, Price teamed up with Casey Minks to compete in the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. The pair also headed west to finish the season at the Copper Classic hosted by Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., with the ASCS Southwest Region.

"The Short Track Nationals was a great experience," Price said. "We just needed to get the program a little bit better off. If we had things like we did in Arizona at the end of the year we would have had a lot better results at the Short Track Nationals. It was a growing deal as Casey hadn't raced in a while. Hopefully, I'll get to race down there again."

Price is already looking ahead to 2019 and hopes to hit the road again, but this time in his own car. The plan ultimately hinges on sponsorship.

SEASON STATS

46 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSORS -

Price would like to thank CARSTAR Leduc, Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Wildlight Motorsports Photography, Triple X Race Co. and Strong Crane Service for their continued support.

 

 

NEWS FROM: Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2019 Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show

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COLLECTION OF CARS FROM EVERNHAM MUSEUM, READING FAIRGROUNDS RACED CARS AND MONSTER TRUCKS COMING TO PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MOTORSPORTS SHOW JANUARY 18-20

OAKS, PA December 3, 2018 . . . Race car displays will be a must see at the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports Racecar & Trade Show Fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels Distributed by Insinger Performance. Over 300 race cars will be on at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center for the three day show that runs January 18th -20th.

Topping the show on Saturday afternoon will be the appearance of NASCAR Hall of Famer and FOX Sports TV personality Darrell Waltrip.

Another NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham, crew chief for Jeff Gordon during three of his NASCAR Cup championships, will be making appearances on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. He’ll be joined by his wife, Erin Crocker Evernham, the only female winner in World of Outlaw Sprint Car competition.

Ray Evernham will be releasing several very interesting cars from his own museum to be on display at the show. Look for a No. 9 Dodge NASCAR Cup entry that Evernham owned that was driven by Bill Elliott to a Brickyard 400 win at Indianapolis.

The Tom Park owned No.2p dirt Modified which Evernham drove to victory in his last pavement race at N.J.’s Flemington Speedway will also be on display. It will be joined by the Jim Bauma No. 19 asphalt Modified which Evernham won with at N.J.’s Wall Stadium and raced at a variety of other tracks.

A fourth Evernham car presently remains a secret.

Another sure to be popular display is the Reading Reunion display dedicated to the great racing action that took place at the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway under the promotion of Lindy Vicari and Al Gaspari for many years.

Over 25 cars from all divisions that competed at Reading will be part of a huge display. Autograph sessions will be held for over 30 drivers who competed on the 1/2 mile dirt speedway.

A special feature will be the display of the completely restored No. 112 Batmobile driven by Gary Balough to victory during Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y. in 1980. Kenny Tremont’s No. 115 he won in the same event in 1999 will also be on display.

Balough is expected to be on hand to sign copies of “Hot Shoe” a recently released book on his career. Tremont will be available to sign “Modifieds of the Valley”, a new book on the history of N.Y.’s Lebanon Valley Speedway where he has raced his entire career.

Both drivers are expected to be on hand to sign autographs and recently released books containing their career highlights.

Bill Brachman’s Ringoes, NJ based Monster Truck teams will be front and center at the show. Brachman, 53, is an established Monster Truck driver who has turned the driving duties over to his children Jessica, 24 and Billy, Jr., 22. The “Be Aware” truck is driven by Jessica while Billy drives “Shock Wave”. Both trucks will be on display.

The busiest time for his drivers at the show is Sunday Kid’s Day, when children are admitted free, producing constant request for autographs and posing for photos.

The team trucks are both powered by 502ci Big Block Chevrolet engines, ‘blown’, fuel injected, and running on methanol. Backing for the team comes from FK Rod Ends and TCI Automotive.

In addition Gary Mondschein’s crowd pleasing Vintage Indy Cars will prove to be a popular attraction for show attendees.

There will be a large number of displays with speedways and sanctioning bodies offering information on their 2019 seasons. Speedways already signed up include Pocono International, Bridgeport, New Egypt, Action Track at Kutztown, BAP’s in Newberrytown, Pa., Big Diamond, Mahoning Valley, Georgetown, Thunder on the Hill at Grandview and Evergreen. Racing organizations include DIRTcar, STSS, RUSH, URC, MASS, Speedway Entertainment, ATQMRA Vintage and Xcel 600 Mod.

Hardcore racing vendors will be a big part of the show and fans will have the opportunity to gain some bargains from vendors offering collectible items.

A number of free industry seminars will be offered.

One of the most popular events during the three day show will be and has been the Ms. Motorsports Pageant sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport. One woman will walk off with the crown, a $1,500 cash prize along with a poster deal.

A few display spaces remain as the show is on its way to becoming another sold out success.

For more information on display space contact Danny Sammons at 609.888.3618.

To stay informed on show progress, new additions to the show lineup and more, check in at www.motorsportstradeshow.com

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

Erie, MI (December 3, 2018) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP returns to the always exciting Hartford Speedway for four Friday races in 2019. The first SOD race at Hartford is on May 17, followed by June 28, July 26, and August 30.

The SOD races at Hartford Speedway have been a big hit for years. Speedway owner/promoter Tim Dibble’s reconfiguration of the track before the 2017 season has proven to be popular with competitors and fans, proving to be a perfect match for SOD’s “beyond limits” format.

After suffering through two rain outs to start the 2018 Hartford King Engine Bearings King of Michigan series first race was finally run on July 6 with Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) taking the win over 2018 SOD Champ Chad Blonde (Litchfield, MI) and Gregg Dalman (Bellevue, MI). Blonde won on July 13 over 2017 SOD Champ Steve Irwin (Fenton, MI) and Shawn Valenti (Fostoria, OH). Blonde also picked up the win over Chase Ridenour (Perry, MI) and Gregg Dalman on July 27. Following a third rain out on August 10, the King Engine Bearings KoM Championship was run on August 31. Blonde continued his mastery of the speedway, winning over Ryan Ruhl by 0.177 seconds with Quentin Blonde (Litchfield, MI) finishing third.

For the second consecutive year, Chad Blonde drove Sean Robinson’s Krieger-powered Maxim to the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP King Engine Bearings King of Michigan championship over Shawn Valenti, Jay Steinebach (Hudsonville, MI), Dustin Shriver (Niles, MI), and Ricky Ferkel (Mt. Pleasant, MI).

Click here to follow Hartford Speedway on Facebook and check out its website at www.hartfordspeedway.net.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt/.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

KMS and Madsen Primed for Debut

The Krikke Motorsport team is set to return to the track in a big way this Saturday night, when they make their 2018-19 season debut with new team driver Kerry Madsen, who will be attempting to defend the team’s Western Australian 410 Sprintcar Title.

Following Krikke Motorsport’s victory in last season’s WA Title, the team is aiming to repeat history during this season’s running of the event at the Perth Motorplex, which will coincide with the John Day Classic.

The pairing of Madsen with Krikke Motorsport has been a highly-celebrated one, and while the ‘Madman’ is yet to have completed a race meeting with the Bunbury, WA-based team this season, Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke is confident that the current and four-time Australian Champion can get the job done.

“Between Kerry, Dylan (Buswell, crew chief) and Ben Griffin, who is a new addition to our crew, I believe that we have what it takes to have one of those seasons, starting with this Saturday night’s WA Title,” he stated.

“We have very lofty expectations, as we do every season, but this season seems slightly different. It adds a bit of extra pressure, but it has made me appreciative of the fact that we have Kerry on board and I’m really excited to see what we can achieve.”

Ahead of their 2018-19 season debut, be sure to grab Krikke Motorsport’s new range of 2018-19 season team and Madsen merchandise, which includes hoodies ($50), hats ($30), t-shirts ($30) and raglan three-quarter sleeve shirts ($40). By popular demand, the team have also introduced t-shirts in a range of kids’ sizes ($30). All merchandise is available for purchase via the team’s online store at www.krikkemotorsport.store.

“Kerry is one of the world’s leading drivers and naturally has a huge following of fans, which has been evident in our new merchandise sales,” added Krikke.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2018-19 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Bunbury Toyota, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, Redline Media, Performance Racegear, HRP Specialties, and South West Conveyancing

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

 

 

Champion Oil to Introduce Professional Grade Starting Fluid in Indianapolis at PRI

Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants, additives, chemicals and motor oils for over 60 years, will introduce new Champion Professional Grade 80% Ether Starting Fluid this year at the Performance Racing Industry Show (PRI) in Booth #1455.

Clinton, MO -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/30/2018 --The Champion Professional Grade 80% Ether Starting Fluid is the strongest in the industry. Works great on both gas and diesel engines. Allows faster starts and reduces wear?on batteries. Contains upper cylinder lubricant for added protection. Works Under Extreme Cold Conditions. Produces Quick, Smooth Starting of Engines Down to -70 F.

It is ideal for cars, trucks, tractors, generators, buses, marine engines, outboards and power mowers. It saves batteries, starters, and engines from wear. Champion Professional Grade 80% Ether Starting Fluid is engineered for use by professional automotive maintenance and repair technicians. Available now and shipping Part # 4580K in 11 oz. aerosol cans. Packaged in case lots of 12.

About Champion Brands, LLC Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information about the new Micro Sprint Racing Oils contact your nearest Champion distributor or call Champion at 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

 

Joshua Shipley Finishes Off the Year by Earning Top Fives at Copper Classic

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Nov. 30, 2018) - Joshua Shipley pulled double duty last weekend during the Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway, where he ran with both the ASCS Southwest Region in the Mark Clark owned No. 7 Speed Sports car and with the San Tan Ford Desert Sprint Cars in his own non-wing car.

"I was pretty excited about it as it's been a couple of years since I've run double duty," Shipley said. "Before this year it was always a mini sprint and a sprint car."

With major differences in driving styles between the winged sprint and the non-winged sprint car, Shipley had to make sure that his hot lap sessions helped him get the feel of the cars for the competitive nights ahead.

"On Friday night in the non-wing, we started sixth in our heat race and finished fourth," he said. "That started us 10th in the feature and we moved up a good bit to finish fourth. To run in the top four with guys who run that series every week gave me a confidence boost for the next night."

In the winged car, Shipley qualified 23rd quickest before he started and finished fifth in a heat race. He had to run the B Main, in which he started seventh and made it up to fifth. That transferred him into the A Main and he finished 13th after starting in the 17 th position.

"Saturday night, I started last (seventh) in my heat race for the non-wing car and finished second," he said. "That put us in the top-six dash. We started fifth and finished fourth and that's how we lined up. When the race started everyone went to the bottom, but I took the top. I took the lead twice throughout the race and my brother and I had a heck of a battle for the lead. The car just went away the last couple laps and I finished fourth."

His night in the winged car wasn't as fun. Unfortunately, the team had to end their night during the heat race because of a mechanical problem.

"I've had a lot of fun this year and running for Mark Clark was a blast," Shipley said. "I have to give a shout out to my crew last weekend. They were so helpful and on top of their game. I couldn't have done it without them. I'm looking forward to seeing what next year will bring."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 23 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. (non-wing) - Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 4 (10).

Nov. 23 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. (winged) - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 13 (17).

Nov. 24 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. (non-wing) - Heat race: 2 (7); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 4 (4).

Nov. 24 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. (winged) - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: DNF (6); B Main: DNS (-).

SEASON STATS -

16 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 14 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 16 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Joshua-Shipley-Racing-151739011703080

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Speed Sports

Speed Sports is a high-performance, custom engine, service and maintenance automotive shop located in Gilbert, Ariz. For more information, visit http://www.SpeedSportsAZ.com.

"Mark Clark has been so good to me," Shipley said. "I can't thank him enough for helping me out and sticking with me."

Shipley would also like to thank Aero Armour Aircraft Cleaning and Detailing Products, Christie Grading & Paving, Hendrickson Construction, Kid to Kid and The Race Shack for their continued support.

 

 

Lawrence Produces Stout Results After Change in Season Plans

Inside Line Promotions - LILLIAN, Texas (Nov. 30, 2018) - Zane Lawrence earned several strong results after switching gears from 360ci to 305ci sprint car competition early in the season.

Mechanical woes sidelined Lawrence and his 360ci sprint car early in the season. However, a long-time friend, Bob Odom, offered Lawrence the opportunity to race his 305ci sprint car at select RaceSaver Sprint Car Series races throughout the season and the duo hit it off.

Lawrence logged several top-five finishes in his 305 starts and he didn't finish a feature outside of the top seven. He came close to a couple of victories, especially at Abilene Speedway in Abilene, Texas, where he scored a runner-up finish.

"I really can't thank Bob enough for giving me an opportunity to race his sprint car and add a couple more races to the schedule this season," Lawrence said. "He is an awesome guy to work with and I'm glad we could score some more good runs for him this season."

Lawrence also had some fun in a different type of race car as he climbed behind the wheel of a 600ci micro sprint for a weekend at Superbowl Speedway in Greenville, Texas, where he recorded a sixth-place finish.

"I have to give a big thanks to my buddy, Morgan Roan, too," Lawrence said. "He let me race his micro sprint for a couple races and we had a lot of fun with it."

Lawrence's 2019 plans consist of being back behind the wheel of his 360 sprint car and racing the Odom owned 305 sprint car when the opportunity presents itself.

"I had a lot of fun this season being back in micro and a 305 sprint car," Lawrence said. "I'm looking forward to being back behind the wheel of my 360 next year and still racing for Bob when we can. It'll be a busy season, but hopefully a successful one as well."

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lawrence Towing

Lawrence Towing, which is located in Lillian, Texas, is family owned and operated since 1996. The experienced drivers at Lawrence Towing can help drivers when stranded and also help businesses deal with illegally parked vehicles. For more information, visit http://www.LawrenceTowingTX.com .

"Lawrence Towing is our family business that tows all around the Dallas-Fort Worth area," Lawrence said. "It's owned by my parents and really if it wasn't for them and the business I wouldn't be racing. I have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to that."

Lawrence would also like to thank WR Roofing, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Pediatric Eye Specialist, Astro Titanium and Mark Burch Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Inside Line Promotions Competitors Capture 100 Feature Wins and Eight Championships

Inside Line Promotions - LEWISTOWN, Pa. (Nov. 30, 2018) - Inside Line Promotions clients combined to earn at least 100 feature victories for the fifth straight year during a stout 2018 campaign.

A total of 22 drivers scored at least one triumph and five drivers combined for eight championships.

Jack Dover led the way with 12 feature victories, giving him at least a dozen trips to Victory Lane during five of the last six seasons. He also claimed the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints championship for the third time in the last four years.

Seth Bergman powered to 10 wins, which is his second most in a single season.

Jordon Mallett garnered a career-best nine triumphs. He also earned his second straight USCS Series national championship along with the USCS Deep South Thunder, Mid-South Thunder and Southern Thunder titles.

Brian Brown, Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen and Sammy Swindell each won eight main events. Swindell also claimed his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com Speedweek title.

Derek Hagar, Dominic Scelzi and Channin Tankersley all scored six victories. Tankersley produced his third ASCS Gulf South Region championship in the last five years.

Zach Blurton and Trey Starks both picked up four wins. Additionally, Blurton drove to the United Rebel Sprint Series national championship.

Giovanni Scelzi hustled to a trio of feature triumphs.

Chris Andrews, Jamie Ball, Ryan Bowers, Mason Daniel, Chase Johnson and Robbie Price each won a pair of races.

Joey Amantea, SawBlade.com sponsored Scott Bogucki, Evan Hallstrom and Kevin Swindell Racing all crossed the finish line first in one event.

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2018 FEATURE WINNERS -

Jack Dover - 12 (Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, on May 18; Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on May 26; U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on June 8; Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Neb., on June 9 and Sept. 8; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 15, Aug. 31 and Sept. 2; Wagner Speedway in Wagner, S.D., on July 6 and July 7; Off Road Raceway in Norfolk, Neb., on Aug. 18; and Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on Aug. 25); Seth Bergman - 10 (Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., on Feb. 24; Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 6; Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on May 10; Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on May 26; Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla., on June 1; Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., on June 22 and June 23; U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo., on July 20; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on July 27; and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Sept. 30); Jordon Mallett - 9 (I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn., on April 21 and Aug. 31; Flomaton Speedway in Flomaton, Ala., on May 18; Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., on May 19; Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Ga., on June 22; Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on June 29; Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., on July 14; Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., on July 28; and Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on Sept. 2); Brian Brown - 8 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 16, June 23 and July 21); Kerry Madsen - 8 (Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 27; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 28 and Aug. 25; Grondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis., on Sept. 7; Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, on Sept. 14; Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., on Sept. 15; and Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis., on Sept. 22); Sammy Swindell - 8 (Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., on May 31; Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, on June 9; Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla., on June 14; Salina Speedway in Salina, Kan., on June 16; Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on July 21; 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on July 29; and Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2); Derek Hagar - 6 (Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., on June 1; Crowleys Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark., on June 29; Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn., on July 3 and Aug. 25; Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on Aug. 11; and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 15); Dominic Scelzi - 6 (Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., on April 14; Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif., on April 28; Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 20; Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa, on July 24; Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Aug. 10; and Oct. 5 at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.); Channin Tankersley - 6 (Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas, on May 19, July 14, Aug. 18 and Oct. 13 and Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas, on July 21 and July 28); Zach Blurton - 4 (Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, Colo.; El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., on June 23; Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, Neb., on July 8; and Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., on Sept. 15); Trey Starks - 4 (Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on June 2; Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Ga., on June 15; Blue Ridge Motorsports Park in Blue Ridge, Ga., on June 16; and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on June 29); Giovanni Scelzi - 3 (Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on May 18; Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., on Aug. 31; and Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Sept. 28); Chris Andrews - 2 (Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on June 30 and July 7); Jamie Ball - 2 (I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., on April 13 and Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, on Aug. 18); Ryan Bowers - 2 (Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minn., on June 9 and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7); Mason Daniel - 2 (Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 16 and Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., on June 29); Chase Johnson - 2 (Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on June 8 and Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., on Sept. 6); Robbie Price - 2 (Deming Speedway in Deming, Wash., on July 20 and Aug. 3); Joey Amantea - 1 (Hamlin Speedway in Hamlin, Pa., on April 21); Scott Bogucki - 1 (Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on June 12); Evan Hallstrom - 1 (Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., on Aug. 16); and Kevin Swindell Racing - 1 (Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on June 30).

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KENNY WALLACE DIRT TRACK DRIVING EXPERIENCE POSTPONED DUE TO WET CONDITIONS!

(Perris, CA, November 30, 2018) Due to wet conditions caused by yesterday’s rains, Saturday's Kenny Wallace Dirt Track Driving Experience at Perris Auto Speedway has been postponed. Officials from the Kenny Wallace Experience will announce the makeup date within the next few days.

For more information please use the following link https://dirtracewithkenny.com/project/perris-auto-speedway/ or call 1-401-543-FAST.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

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

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

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

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

February 9th “Opening Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

February 23rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction I: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

March 9th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

March 30th Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

April 13th “Sokola Shootout” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

April 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction II: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

May 4th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 26th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

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

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

DirtonDirt.com offers live pay-per-view video coverage of Nov. 29-Dec. 1 VP Gateway Dirt Nationals

Anyone who can't make it to the Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals can still see every lap of the action on the fifth-mile indoor dirt oval thanks to the live pay-per-view video coverage offered by DirtonDirt.com.

For the third consecutive year, DirtonDirt.com - the internet's home for everything about Dirt Late Models - will cover all three days of the blockbuster weekend that includes Super Late Models, open-wheel modifieds and, for the first time, an invitational event for midgets. The PPV broadcasts will feature full coverage of the on-track action as well as behind-the-scenes interviews from the DirtonDirt.com team.

Action begins Thurs., Nov. 29, with qualifying in all three divisions and a $5,000-to-win Race of Champions for Late Models. The Fri., Nov. 30, schedule features full preliminary programs for all three divisions and the weekend concludes on Sat., Dec., 1, with competition capped by a 40-lap, $30,000-to-win event for Super Late Models; a 30-lap, $10,000-to-win feature for midgets; and a 30-lap, $10,000-to-win A-main for open-wheel modifieds.

A complete three-day PPV package providing access to the entire Gateway Dirt Nationals weekend is available for $89.99, but single-day packages can also be purchased. Visit www.DirtonDirt.com for more information and to order the coverage.

 

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Elliott’s Sprintcar Return

Having spent the past season concentrating on his Compact Speedcar campaign, the 2018-19 season has now seen Ayden Elliott make a return to the 410 Sprintcars class, following an opportunity provided to him by car owner Ian Saville.

Initially making his 410 Sprintcar debut in the 2016-17 season with family friends Peter and Kerry Bourke, who offered him the driver’s seat aboard their NSW # 69 Maxim, the opportunity was a dream come true for Elliott, who is pleased to continue his Sprintcar venture in 2018-19 season.

Teaming up with Saville, who throughout the 1980s and ‘90s was a leading Speedcar racer and whose son Glen is a well-respected Sprintcar racer both here and in America, off the back of the pair getting to know each other in Compact Speedcars while Saville was working on Elliott’s suspension, the 22-year-old racer has already contested three race meetings aboard the NSW # 75 Hi-Tech Homes supported J&J machine, showing promising signs.

“It’s really great to get back into Sprintcars and I can’t thank Ian enough for giving me the opportunity,” commented the Narellan, NSW resident.

“I’m starting to re-familiarise myself with the class after a season in Compact Speedcars and having a guy like Ian on the team is really making a big difference. I’ve learning a lot from his experience and knowledge and his guidance is invaluable.”

Running selected 410 Sprintcars race meetings this season, Elliott’s plan is to build as much on his consistency as possible in order to qualify for feature races on a regular basis. He will also be dabbling in Compact Speedcars throughout the season, having recently picked up a third-place finish Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.

For his next 410 Sprintcar appearance with Saville, Elliott will be racing on the Saturday night of December 8 in the George Tatnell Challenge, which will be run in conjunction with the fifth Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round at Valvoline Raceway.

Later this month, Elliott will celebrate his birthday with another outing at Valvoline Raceway on Boxing Night for the Valvoline Grand Prix and USC NSW round six, following by the Firecracker 50 Lapper and USC NSW round nine on New Year’s Day (January 1).

Elliott is proudly supported by the following 2018-19 season sponsors: Hi-Tech Homes, United Realty, and Dean’s Tyre, Brake & Mechanical Repairs. He would like to give special thanks to Ian Saville for giving him the opportunity to race his car, along with his dad Richard and the rest of his family.

To find out more about Elliott, LIKE him on Facebook by searching Elliott’s Racing.

 

 

LEARY LANDS USAC SPRINT RIDE WITH REINBOLD/UNDERWOOD

C.J. Leary has joined Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports to compete on the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car schedule for the 2019 season.

The 22-year-old Greenfield, Ind. native steps into #19AZ for the Arizona-based team who will be competing on the entire National trail for the first time along with highly-successful crew chief Davey Jones.

"I am looking forward to having the opportunity to drive for Team Reinbold," Leary said in the team's press release. "I'm excited to get into the shop and get the #19 cars started for 2019. I know Andy (Reinbold) can provide the tools necessary to win races, contend for the championship, and have a blast while doing it."

Leary and the Reinbold/Underwood team have each found their share of success in USAC Sprint Car racing in recent years. Leary owns seven victories in the series, including one during "Indiana Sprint Week" at Bloomington Speedway in 2018. Reinbold/Underwood competed mainly on the west coast, winning a pair of USAC/CRA Sprint Car features at California's Perris Auto Speedway this season with driver Justin Grant.

Toward the end of the 2017 season, Reinbold/Underwood won, to date, their lone USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature, at Arizona Speedway with Thomas Meseraull behind the wheel. The team also competed on the "Indiana Sprint Week" tour this past season with driver R.J. Johnson. Now comes the true test as the team expands its horizons and hits the trail to take on the entire schedule for 2019.

"We are excited to add C.J. and Davey to our racing family," Reinbold said. "Our team has always been operated with a strong family influence. Having the ability to compete for a USAC National title with one of the best young drivers behind the wheel is a true blessing to us. (We're) super pumped to get this season rolling."

The 2019 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car season begins February 14-15-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. for "Winter Dirt Games X."

 

 

Sunshine Posts Pair of Turkey Night Top Fives – Gateway Dirt Nationals this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 29, 2018) – After adding another pair of top-five finishes to the ledger at last week’s Turkey Night event at Ventura, Tyler Courtney vies for the $10,000 winner’s share at the Gateway Dirt Nationals at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis.

Following an open practice session on Thursday, Courtney takes the wheel of the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc entry for a full slate of Friday action and then Saturday’s championship feature events.

Courtney will be looking to add to his season total of 14 wins after posting finishes of second and fifth last Thursday at Ventura Raceway.

Turkey Night festivities began on Wednesday night with Courtney driving the Steve Watt No. 81 USAC West Coast Sprint Car to a third-place finish in heat race action and then a qualifying race win before finishing out the night ninth in the Dash to earn a fifth-row starting position.

After timing eighth-quick among the 61-car USAC Midget field to secure a fourth-row starting position in the 98-lap 78th running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix”, “Sunshine” went to work in the Sprint Car feature.

Starting ninth, Courtney wasted little time working his towards the front and found himself in the lead mix throughout before settling for runner-up honors at the stripe.

Finishing out the 2018 USAC Midget campaign, Courtney worked his way up from eighth to round out the top five with his 47th overall top five run of the season.

Courtney will be looking for at least one more win and a $10,000 winner’s share this weekend in St. Louis.

2018 Quick Stats:

Overall: 75 races, 14 wins, 47 top-fives, 57 top-tens.

Sprint Cars: 48 races, 12 wins, 35 top-fives, 42 top-tens.

Midgets: 22 races, 2 wins, 10 top-fives, 13 top-tens.

Silver Crown: 5 races, 2 top-fives, 2 top-tens.

Up Next: Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc Midget at the Gateway Dirt Nationals at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis on Friday and Saturday.

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

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

 

 

Bacon to the Gateway Dirt Nationals after Turkey Night Top Ten

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (November 29, 2018) – On the heels of a top ten Turkey Night finish last Thursday, Brady Bacon finishes out his 2018 racing season with this weekend’s $10,000-to-win Midget portion of the Gateway Dirt Nationals at St. Louis’ The Dome at America’s Center.

Following an open practice session for the Midgets on Thursday, Bacon takes the wheel of the FMR No. 76m for a full state of action on Friday and then Saturday’s championship features.

The event will extend Bacon’s race total for the season to 103 after pulling double duty at last week’s Turkey Night Grand Prix at California’s Ventura Raceway on Wednesday and Thursday.

After getting collected in an early incident in the USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature that effectively eliminated any chance for Bacon to collect the $50,000 bonus for winning both, Bacon raced from tenth to seventh in the 98-lap USAC Midget season finale that headlined the 98th running of the “Turkey Night Midget Grand Prix”.

The Turkey Night double began with Sprint Car action on Wednesday night with Bacon placing second in his heat race and then fourth in his qualifier to land a spot among the top ten in the Dash. Bacon raced on to a fourth-place finish in the Dash to earn the second row outside starting position for Thursday’s feature.

However, Bacon’s run aboard the Brady Bacon Racing No. 99 was cut short when another car spun and left nowhere to go in the early going.

Earlier in the evening, Bacon timed in tenth-quick among the field of 61 USAC Midgets to secure a fifth-row starting position.

Bacon battled throughout the 98-lapper, climbing to seventh by race’s end for his 61st overall top ten of the year.

Already with ten wins on the season, Bacon tries to make it 11 as he goes for this weekend’s $10,000 winner’s share as Midgets take part in the Gateway Dirt Nationals for the first time.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Technology/Port City Raceway, Gene Frankowiak, Cimarron Cycle Works, Priority Aviation, Triple-X Race Co., FMR Racing, FK Indy, Heath Clips Lawn Care, Elliot’s Custom Trailers and Carts, B&S Cattle, Lucas Oil Products, Kiser’s Truck and Auto, Smiley’s Racing Products, Keizer Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Octane Ink, CP Carrillo, PAC Racing Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Engler Machine and Tool, Wilwood Engineering, Schroth Racing, Smith Precision Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, FSR Radiators, LRB Mfg. Indy Race Parts, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Tony Elliott Foundation, Frolic Bar & Grill.

2018 Quick Stats: 101 races, 10 wins, 42 top-fives, 61 top-tens.

Up Next: FMR No. 76 Midget at the Gateway Dirt Nationals at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis on Friday and Saturday.

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

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

 

 

Texas Children’s Cancer Center Christmas Present Drive at Expo & 105 Speedway THIS SATURDAY

Mesquite, TX (11/28/18) by DarinShort.com. This coming Saturday, when you come to the registration table at the Texas Motorsport Expo presented by Smiley's Racing Products, there will be a place to make a donation to the Texas Children’s Cancer Center. 100% of the funds will go towards buying Christmas gifts for the children at Texas Children’s Cancer Center.

We encourage everyone to make donations of any denomination, as it will add up towards the goal of helping to bring a smile to a child that is in need.

If you’re unable to make it to the Expo and you are in the Houston vicinity, 105 Speedway in Cleveland Texas is spearheading this cause by hosting the ‘2nd Annual Chris Berry Race Clause’ event. Several divisions of racing will take place with proceeds going directly to this Christmas Present Drive.

Please see the attached event flyer for the 105 Speedway event and be looking for this same flyer on the donation container at the Expo this Saturday.

With your help we can make a big difference to help these children during the Holiday season!

Click www.TexasMotorsportExpo.com for directions and Expo information, and visit www.facebook.com/105SpeedwayRacing for the ‘2nd Annual Chris Berry Race Clause’ event at 105 Speedway.

 

 

Plymouth Speedway

ERIE, MI (November 28, 2018) – The Playground of Power, Plymouth Speedway, will host Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP for two races in 2019. SOD will take on the 3/8 mile speedway on Saturday, July 27th and a second date to be announced later.

Under owner Ed Kennedy, dirt track racing has returned to Northern Indiana in a big way with a state-of-the-art racing entertainment facility. Opening as a paved track in 1952, the speedway started its transition to dirt with a ¼ mile dirt oval created inside the 3/8 mile paved track in 2012. The current 3/8 mile dirt track replaced the paved oval in 2013. In 2016, new seating was constructed to enhance the fan experience.

SOD raced at Plymouth from 2012 through 2015, giving SOD competitors some familiarity with the track. In addition, several Plymouth (crate) Pro Sprint drivers also raced with SOD, so they will be right at home.

More information about the 2019 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP schedule will be released in upcoming announcements.

Get to know Plymouth Speedway at www.plymouthspeedway.net and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PlymouthSpeedway.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

 

 

2019 Competitor Registration Opens on Monday, December 3

OSWEGO, NY (November 28, 2018) - Competitor registration for all divisions on Oswego Speedway's 2019 schedule including the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Supermodifieds will open on Monday, December 3.

To register, competitors may download the registration forms that are in the process of being uploaded under the 'FORMS' tab at OswegoSpeedway.com.

Registrations can be emailed, faxed, or mailed along with payment. Payment must be made at time of registration. Track office hours will be set up in December to accommodate the registration process. Please follow along on social media to keep track of when the office will be open.

The speedway's pit stall reservation process has changed slightly in order to make room for the new 350 Supermodified division. Novelis Super teams will be pitted in the same area, 350 teams will be pitting at the east end of the front pit area, and SBS teams will be pitting at the west end of the back pit. Pit stall reservations are still $50.

If you have any questions about the registration process for the 2019 season, you may email the speedway at oswegospeedway@gmail.com or call the track office at (315)-342-0646.

Time schedules, grandstand pricing, and more as part of the track's 2019 schedule will be announced soon.

For those wishing to renew Classic or season ticket packages, you will have until Saturday, May 1 to contact Paul at oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

Those who need to renew their Classic Weekend camping spaces have until Monday, December 31. You can also do this by sending the track an email at oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

Several ‘Fast Friday’ testing sessions are planned prior to Open Practice on May 25. It is anticipated that the track will be ready by mid-April. You can email oswegospeedway@gmail.com to sign up for potential testing slots.

Rule changes for the 2019 season which include Supermodified wing specs, Small Block Super crate engine specs, and the rules for the new 350 Supermodified class can be found at OswegoSpeedway.com.

An updated 2019 rule book will be available in PDF form and can also be located at OswegoSpeedway.com. This rule book will detail packages for all three classes, plus point structure, purse information, and more.

Oswego Speedway is actively seeking a 350 Supermodified division sponsor plus race night sponsors for all three divisions. If interested in joining our marketing program, you may contact Paul Conzone at pconzone@oswegospeedway.com, or Steve Quonce at squonce@oswegospeedway.com.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2018-2019 INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

EAST COAST INDOOR DIRT NATIONALS RIVALRY DEVELOPING AMONG OPEN COCKPIT SPECIALISTS, 600 MICRO SPRINT RACING REGULARS

TRENTON, NJ NOVEMBER 28, 2018 . . . A fierce rivalry is expected at the second annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals, December 13-15 at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ.

Stars of the Central PA Posse Sprint circuit, Dirt Modified and Midget Car competitors want nothing more than to show up the 600cc Micro Sprint regulars at their own game. Drivers who compete weekly on pavement speedways want to show the dirt drivers they can slide around and go fast on a tacky clay oval. The 120 drivers that have entered from 11 different states each want to prove they are the best.

The First Dirt Nationals was won by 36-year-old Staten Island, NY resident Whitey Kidd, III, a Micro Sprint regular. Kidd came from deep in the starting field to make a late race pass for the lead on Midget Car/Micro standout Alex Bright of Collegville, PA. Brian Carber of New Holland, Pa., a Sprint Car/ Micro Star, came from fifth to third on the final lap last year.

Tim Buckwalter of Douglassville, PA, a full-time racer in USAC Sprints, Dirt Modifieds, SpeedSTRs and Micros, finished fourth last year. Austin Quick of Etters, PA, who works full-time in Micro Sprint racing, finished fifth.

To win the top prize of $5,000 last year, Kidd threw caution to the winds to make a brazen outside move on Bright, who had led most of the race.

“He (Bright) gave me the room and I just shot to the outside and held on,” Kidd said. “I’ve been going to Atlantic City since the beginning trying to win there, got close, but never won. I had hoped they (Indoor Auto Racing Series) would do a dirt race, and I’m glad they did,” Kidd exalted.

Kidd’s returning for what he hopes is a second career highlight victory, but the competition will be tougher than ever.

A two car team entered by Tom Fraschetta will be composed of two heavyweights, Lincoln Speedway 410 Sprint champion Brian Montieth of Phoenixville, PA and dirt Modified Super Star Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY.

Montieth just missed qualifying for last year’s event, but added experience in a Micro Sprint he should be a contender for the win. Rudolph, fresh off finishing second in the Super DIRTcar big-block Modified series points and winning two other track championships will also rely on his indoor race experience. Rudolph has won three Indoor Racing Series championships in TQ Midget competition on the concrete floor of arenas including one in Trenton.

Lucas Wolfe, 2018 Williams Grove Speedway 410 Sprint champion has also filed an entry. The Mechanicsburg, PA driver will be part of the team entered by Lou Cicconi, Jr. of Aston, PA., who himself will suit up for the event. Scott Kreutter, a Sprint Car regular from Buffalo, NY who won an Indoor Race on the concrete floor in Allentown, Pa. last year, is also entered in a Trey Hoddick No. 49.

Tim Buckwalter, and his cousin Steve of Royersford, PA are returning as is another Sprint driver Joe Trenca of Clay, NY. Brian Carber and his brother Michael, a member of Chase Elliott’s NASCAR Cup team, are also returning.

Dirt Late Model and Modified rising star Mike Maresca of Potsdam, NY, one of racing’s busiest drivers, is also entered after a strong first ever start in a 600 Micro last year.

Other Dirt Modified racing stars include Billy Pauch, Jr., of Frenchtown, NJ, Dominic Buffalino of Sayreville, NJ and Mike Iles of Medford, NJ. Pauch Jr. won the 600 Micro Sprint and SpeedSTR titles this season at Pa.’s Kutztown Action Track.

Popular Ryan Flores, the Indoor Racing Series winner on the concrete floor inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall in 2017, will be making his first ever start on dirt. The former New Jersey resident now living in North Carolina, is a tire changer for Ryan Blaney’s Roger Penske owned NASCAR Cup team. Transplanted upstate New York pavement TQ racer Tim Nye of Troutman, NC will also race indoors this season on dirt as well as three concrete series races.

Dirt Micro Sprint racer and another Indoor TQ Midget specialist, Matt Roselli from Brodheadsville, PA is entered along with ARDC Midget standout Eric Heyenreich of Bloomsburg, PA.

This year’s Indoor Dirt Nationals calls for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races for split fields on both Thursday and Friday night. On Saturday, with all 120 cars on hand, Alphabet mains are scheduled, with racers having the opportunity to advance from double G, F, E, D, C, and B mains to the 50 lap A-Main paying $5,000 to win. Racing will start at 7 PM on Thursday and Friday, 5 PM on Saturday.

The CURE Insurance Arena itself has undergone a makeover from floor to ceiling to enhance the viewing experience for race fans at this year’s Nationals. The goal has been to make the arena one of finest in the state.

Information, including ticket and hotel links, is available at indoorautoracing.com. Other information and select tickets are available by calling the series office during regular working hours at 609-888-3618.

 

 

Austin Liggett Locks Into First Turkey Night Grand Prix Feature

PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending Thanksgiving in Ventura, CA for the Turkey Night Grand Prix, Austin Liggett would have a great couple of days culminating with a fourth place finish in Sprint Car action, before locking into his first Turkey Night Grand Prix with the USAC National Midget Series.

“It was a great couple of days,’ Austin Liggett said. “We locked into Thursday’s sprint car feature with our Wednesday night performance and with us able to focus on the midget for the better part of Thursday night we overcame an early set back and I locked into the feature in what was my first try.”

Piloting the Britton Bock owned midget, Liggett and team would have some issues during time trials that resulted in a 31st quick effort amongst the 61 drivers checked into the prestigious event.

Finishing sixth in his qualifier, the Tracy, CA driver would move into the Last Chance Showdown where he chased after a ticket into the 98-lap feature event. Running a smooth LCS, Liggett would thrill the crowd as he made a last lap, last corner pass to earn the final transfer position into the ‘A’.

Locking into his first Turkey Night Grand Prix, Liggett would take the green from the back of the pack, and would do what he could against a talented field of drivers, until pulling in on the 50th lap as he went down a lap to the leaders.

“It was an accomplishment in itself to make the feature in my first go at it going against some really talented teams and drivers,” Liggett noted.

Following a sixth place finish in Wednesday night’s Fast Dash in Sprint Car action, Liggett would take the green flag from the third row for the 30-lap Battle at the Beach feature event.

Mixing it up with drivers like CJ Leary, Carson Macedo, and Geoff Ensign, the 2018 USAC West Coast Champion would close his season out with his 13th Top-5 of the year as he finished in the fourth position.

“I have to thank Britton Bock for the opportunity to wheel his midget, and I also have to thank my parents, Landon, Angela, Matt and Aly for their help over a busy two days.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Lucas Oil, Hurst Fabrications, Infinity Shocks, 4 Alarm Promotions, Epic Fire Apparel, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-25, Wins-3, Top 5’s-13, Top 10’s-15

ON TAP: Liggett’s 2018 season has concluded but his 2019 season will get underway in January during the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.

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

 

 

Swindell Set for Final Start of 2018 This Weekend During Gateway Dirt Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Nov. 27, 2018) - Sammy Swindell has one final event on tap in 2018.

Swindell will pilot his midget this Thursday through Saturday inside The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., during the 3rd annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals. It marks the first time midgets will race in the event.

"You try to relate it to someplace you've run," he said. "With me running just the Chili Bowl with that car I don't have all that much to go off. It's, 'This is different from the Chili Bowl so this is what I'll do.'"

The race will also provide a great opportunity for Swindell to shake down his race car prior to the 33rd annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, which will be held Jan. 14-19 at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Okla. Swindell said he's hopeful to have similar success during the Gateway Dirt Nationals as he's had at the Chili Bowl.

"We've had good cars at the Chili Bowl," he said. "I don't see it a whole lot different. We'll just have to fine tune."

Swindell's most recent race in a midget was last January during the Chili Bowl.

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 33 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the 3rd annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions is a leader in lightweight hoses and fittings within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.BMRS.net.

"I've run Brown & Miller Racing Solutions products for quite a few years and they've always been first class," Swindell said. "They are always innovating and trying to make their products better."

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

 

 

Dover Scores Top-10 Result During Debut at Arizona Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Nov. 27, 2018) - Jack Dover recorded a top-10 finish during his final event of the season, which was a long 19-hour drive from his shop in Nebraska.

Arizona Speedway hosted the 3rd annual Copper Classic last weekend with Dover making his debut on Friday night. He qualified 17 th quickest, but maneuvered from fourth to second place in a heat race to garner the seventh starting position for the ASCS Southwest Region A Main.

"We weren't good in qualifying both nights, but we raced our way up through there in the heat and didn't have to run the B Main," he said. "We missed the setup and gear a little bit in the feature. The car was pretty good. We could run wherever we wanted. We mainly missed the gear."

Dover finished with an eighth-place run, which marked his 31st top 10 of the season.

He returned to the oval on Saturday, but went out last in time trials. Dover timed in 19th quickest overall, but once again a strong outing in his heat race of fifth to third place earned a lock-in position into the main event.

"We were second quickest out of everybody in hot laps, but we were the last car out in qualifying so that didn't help," he said. "The track got wider. We were trying to keep the car light and didn't have enough fuel in it. Every time I'd go into the corner it'd sputter. We were behind the eight ball from then on. We went from fifth to third in the heat and we were pretty good, but then we had a fuel leak in the feature."

Dover was forced to exit the main event early because of the problem.

"We were pretty excited for Saturday night because we learned some stuff after Friday," he said. "I think we could have been a top-five car. I'm disappointed we had that fuel leak and didn't have a shot at it, especially since it was such a long haul out there and back."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 23 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 8 (7).

Nov. 24 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: DNF (14).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 12 wins, 24 top fives, 31 top 10s, 35 top 15s, 38 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Liquid Trucking

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

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

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Price Finishes Seventh in Copper Classic Opener at Arizona Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Nov. 27, 2018) - Robbie Price wrapped up the 2018 season last weekend, competing in the 3rd annual Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway with the ASCS Southwest Region.

Price, who was driving for Casey Minks, marched through the field in the opener to record a seventh-place finish before bad luck befell him during the main event on the final night.

On Friday night, Price advanced from fifth to third in the fifth heat race after he opened the night qualifying 25th. He then raced his way from eighth to fourth in the first B Main to earn a spot into the 25-lap main event.

"We were really good early in the night," he said. "In the heat race the car was pretty good and I got up to third, which was one spot short of transferring. When I got to third, the top two were gone. We were a little free in the B Main, but were decent and I was able to transfer."

Price lined up 15th in the main event, but he was involved in an opening lap caution that led to him restarting at the tail of the field. The native of Cobble Hill, B.C., then steadily worked his way back through the field to cross the finish line seventh.

"After getting tangled up on the start, we came from the back and within about the first four laps there was another yellow and I was already back up to 15th where I started," he noted. "We were really good on the long runs in the main. We kept moving forward and had a good night."

The Copper Classic finale saw Price qualify 13th quickest and finish fourth in the first heat race. He then won the B Main, leading all 12 laps, to earn a spot into the 30-lap main event.

"We were too free in the heat race," he said. "I was in the transfer spot for a bit and we just missed it a little and finished fourth, which was one spot out again. In the B Main we started on the pole and led the whole thing and the car felt pretty good."

In the main event, the nose wing fell off Price's car approximately five laps into the race. Then, with three laps to go, something broke, causing Price to get into the wall and upside down, thus ending his night. Price was scored 17th in the final rundown.

"I was pretty optimistic going into the main event based on what we did the night before," he said. "We still moved forward a couple of spots, even after the nose wing fell off. We weren't that bad when it fell off. I was able to maintain and even pass a few cars. We definitely didn't have the speed once the nose wing fell off. I feel bad for Casey because it junked the car. I wish we could have run the whole race with the nose wing and finished. It was disappointing to go the whole race and have that happen at the last minute."

The Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway completed the 2018 season for Price. On the final tally, he had two wins to go along with 16 top-10 finishes, of which seven were top-five performances.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 23 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 25; Heat race: 3 (5); B Main: 4 (8); Feature: 7 (15).

Nov. 24 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: 17 (16).

SEASON STATS -

46 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSORS -

Price would like to thank CARSTAR Leduc, Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Wildlight Motorsports Photography, Triple X Race Co. and Strong Crane Service for their continued support.


 

KENNY WALLACE DIRT TRACK DRIVING EXPERIENCE AT PERRIS MAKES GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT!

(Perris, CA, November 27, 2018) Do you or that special person on your Christmas shopping list want a chance to drive a real race car at Perris Auto Speedway? If you answered yes, we have some good news for you! The “Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience” is coming back to the famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval this coming Saturday, December 1st. The session will begin in the morning and will continue through the afternoon. You can drive a Sprint Car, Late Model, a Legends Dirt Modified or an IMCA Modified. If you do not want to drive but would like to have a ride along in a real race car, they offer that as well.


For more information or to make reservations please use the following link https://dirtracewithkenny.com/project/perris-auto-speedway/ or call 1-401-543-FAST.

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

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

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

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

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

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

February 9th “Opening Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

February 23rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction I: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

March 9th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds


March 30th Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

April 13th “Sokola Shootout” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

April 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction II: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

May 4th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 26th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

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

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

*** Schedule Subject to Change

 

 

Blake Carrick Ninth at Copper Classic Opener

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting to another track for the first time to close out his 2018 Rookie season in a winged sprint car, Blake Carrick took to Arizona Speedway for the Copper Classic where he would record a ninth place finish on Friday night before a part failure Saturday ended his night early.

“It was a good weekend, and fun to get back in the winged car,” Blake Carrick said. “We had a lot of speed both nights, but we had some bad luck Saturday night running inside the Top-10.”

Carrick got his Copper Classic underway by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 69 machine in 11th fastest in time trials. Picking up a fourth place finish in his heat race, the youngster from Lincoln, CA would be forced into the ‘semi’.

Able to race his way to a win during the ‘B’, Carrick would make his way into the opening night feature event where he would take the green flag from the 12th starting position.

Despite it being his first visit to Arizona Speedway, Carrick would continue to run well on the new surface as he worked his way forward during the 30-lap feature event.

Getting into the Top-10 near the conclusion of the feature, Carrick would take the checkered flag in the ninth position.

Saturday night’s Copper Classic finale would see Carrick kick things off by timing in 18th fastest during qualifying time trials before tallying a fifth place finish during his heat race.

Lining up in the second row of the ‘B’, Carrick would hang on to a transfer position as his fourth place finish put him in the 22nd starting spot for the Copper Classic feature event.

From the back of the pack, Carrick came alive on the slicked off surface as he began working his way forward quickly. Despite being mired in traffic, Carrick was able to make some different lines work as he soon found himself near the Top-10.

Cracking the Top-10 in the race’s waning laps, an issue on the 25th lap would force Carrick into the pit area with his night coming to an end.

“It was fun coming forward like we did on Saturday night, but something in the steering gear went south and it ended our night,” Carrick added. “Thanks to everyone on our team for all they do for me.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake’s 2018 season is complete, but he will kick 2019 off at the Tulsa Shootout in Tulsa, OK January 1-5.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-23, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-6

 

 

Tanner Carrick Sixth at Turkey Night Grand Prix

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking part in the 78th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix last week, Tanner Carrick would put together a great night that saw him earn quick time honors and take home a sixth place finish.

“It was a good night for us,” Carrick said. “We had a great car, timed in well and came away with a sixth place finish.”

Running the special Turkey Night Grand Prix format, Carrick would handle business early in the night as he timed the CVC/TRD/Spike Chassis entry in fastest in qualifications.

By way of his qualifying effort, Carrick would move directly into the 98-lap feature event where he would lead the star-studded field to the green flag.

When the race came to life, Carrick would see fellow front row starter Chad Boat get the jump and he would begin to battle with fellow Keith Kunz Motorsports teammates, Kyle Larson and Tucker Klaasmeyer as they battled hard inside the Top-Five.

As the long race continued to click on, Carrick would continue to hold strong in a big battle of KKM cars as soon Christopher Bell joined the mix as laps clicked off quickly on the tight confines of Ventura Raceway. Falling outside of the Top-Five late in the race, Carrick would take the checkered flag in sixth.

Aside from competing in a Midget at Turkey Night, Carrick was also in action aboard the Tanner Carrick Racing No. 83T Non-Winged Sprint Car.

With heats and qualifiers taking place on Wednesday night, Carrick would pocket a seventh place finish in heat race action before finishing fifth in a qualifier.

Finding himself in one of the trio of Thursday night ‘B’ Mains, Carrick would pick up the win in the 12-lap affair and move into the ‘Battle at the Beach’ feature event.

By way of his win, Carrick would grid the field from the 13th starting position on what was a racy surface for the sprint car feature. Despite having little non-winged sprint car seat time, the Lincoln, CA pilot was able to work his way into the Top-10.

Doing a great job of working his way forward, Carrick would close his visit to Ventura, CA out with a ninth place finish.

Friday and Saturday saw Carrick showcase his versatility as he made his way to Arizona Speedway for a weekend of winged 360ci racing during the Copper Classic.

Experiencing engine issues on Friday night, Carrick came out strong Saturday night as he was able to pick up a win during heat race action.

On the strength of his heat win, Carrick would grid the field from the sixth startng position for the 30-lap Copper Classic feature event. On a slick surface, Carrick would flex his muscle on the cushion as he chased after the likes of Colby Copeland, DJ Netto, Roger Crockett and Michael Kofoid.

Mixing it up with a plethora of standouts, some rubber going down on the cushion would make passing late in the race a little tricky. Trying some big moves, Carrick would cap his busy week off with a seventh place finish in the feature event.

“I have to thank everyone on both teams for all of their hard work,” Carrick said. “My KKM guys did a great job with a ton of cars there, and my guys on the sprint car worked hard doing a little non winged and winged racing.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Midget- Starts-39, Wins-2, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-27

Sprint Car- Starts: 31, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 5, Top 10’s: 14

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will kick the indoor season off this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Gateway Dirt Nationals in St. Louis, MO.

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

 

MyRacePass to bring live information to the fingertips of Lucas Oil Speedway teams, fans in 2019

WHEATLAND, Missouri (November 27, 2018) - Lucas Oil Speedway is partnering with MyRacePass in 2019 to bring lineups, live scoring and results right into the palm of your hand.

"MyRacePass has a lot of benefit for the drivers and track staff, such as the smart-phone app they can be used to access lineups straight from the pit area," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "Likewise, fans can subscribe to the app to see lineups, real-time scoring and immediate results.

"We're excited about having MyRacePass join us next season."

Josh Holt, co-founder and Director of Business and Marketing, said MyRacePass is equally excited about joining forces with Lucas Oil Speedway.

"It's one of the premier facilities in dirt-track racing and it's going to be exciting to see MyRacePass go to work there," Holt said. "There are a lot of benefits drivers can take advantage of and that fans can take advantage of."

The MyRacePass smart phone app launched at last year's Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals and has more than 100,000 users over the first 10 months.

"It's been a huge success," Holt said. "Everybody's on their smart phones any way. Our goal is to put our product in front of these people, and try to engage those race fans.

"It's a big benefit for the drivers, too. Lucas Oil Speedway will have its schedule on its profile on the app. If they were to subscribe to the live timing then every week they could go back easily and find their previous lap times and all that stuff.

"As for lineups, from their pit stall drivers and their team can grab their phone and find up where they line up. We've seen lots of tracks go paperless. Results are posted as soon as scorers post results as soon as they become official, they easily see their points and how many they're getting. It should streamline things."

Visit MyRacePass.com to find out more information.

The Lucas Oil Speedway season begins March 30 with an open Test and Tune with the Weekly Racing Series opener set for April 6.

Season passes for the 2019 season are available now and those who had them in 2018 can renew at a $25 discount through the end of the year. Contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or email her at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com to purchase a pass or get more information.

Gift cards also are available, in any dollar amount. They can be redeemed in any department at the speedway or used toward tickets for any event during 2019.

 

 

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing Announces Personnel Changes As Ford Engine Program Accelerates

Brownsburg, Ind. (Nov. 27, 2018) – Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) announced staffing changes pertaining to the organization’s World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series No. 15 entry driven by 10-Time series champion, Donny Schatz.

In recent weeks, TSR and Ford Performance have ramped-up the development of the highly anticipated Ford sprint car engine program and look to have powerplants competing in the WoO Series in the coming months. In support of the program, TSR has transitioned longtime and respected mechanic Rick Warner into a role leading the team’s research and development efforts in conjunction with the dedicated Ford Performance team.

“For the 2019 racing season, we have moved Rick Warner into a lead R&D position as we look to ramp-up our Ford engine program,” said team owner, Tony Stewart. “This is an extremely important project for Tony Stewart Racing as an organization and I can’t think of more innovative and passionate individual to lead the development. Ricky’s mechanical experience and knowledge is unsurpassed and he will be integral in the development of TSR’s future with Ford Performance.

“The accomplishments that Rick [Warner] and Donny Schatz have achieved together have helped shaped the modern-era of sprint car racing. Not only am I fortunate to have both of them as part of my organization as an owner, I also benefit from having both of them in my corner as a driver and a teammate. As we develop our Ford engine program, having both their input will be invaluable.”

Schatz, who will return to the seat of his iconic No. 15 machine for the 2019 season, sits third on the all-time WoO Sprint Series Feature event win list with 283 victories. Coming off his sixth consecutive season of 20+ WoO Sprint Series victories, Schatz will welcome a familiar face in the role of crew chief as Steve Swenson has been promoted into the position.

“Steve [Swenson] and Donny [Schatz] have a strong working relationship that will allow the team to move into a new dynamic flawlessly,” said Stewart. “The foundation that Rick [Warner], Donny [Schatz] and Steve [Swenson] have worked to build will be an asset as we transition as an organization. We’re also pleased to welcome Jakob Weaver to the No. 15 team for the 2019 season.”

For more information regarding TSR, please visit www.TonyStewartRacing.com. Fans can also follow the TSR teams on social media on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

 

 

Klaasmeyer Crowned 2018 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Champion

After a valiant effort in 2017 with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Tucker Klaasmeyer came up one spot short in the final championship standings. Determined to make 2018 his year, the Kansan set with one goal in mind: to win the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League championship. With the conclusion of the 2018 season, Tucker Klaasmeyer is officially your 2018 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion.

In 2018, the hot shoe out of Paola, Kansas set out on the tour with Keith Kunz Curb-Agajanian Motorsports and headed to the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League season opener in Ocala, Florida at the Inaugural Sunshine State Midget Challenge. While a podium and sixth place finish were nothing too exciting for Klaasmeyer, they were all part of the plan to build a foundation of solid finishes and go after the championship.

"Going into the season, with a new team I was a little nervous on how it would go," commented Klaasmeyer. "Once we got to Florida, that relieved all my fears. The track was a little tricky, but I had good equipment under me. We showed up with the same equipment week in and week out and started getting some wins. That eased a lot of my concerns and then we built on that success for the championship from there."

It was only a couple months later in which Klaasmeyer found himself in victory lane at Belle-Clair Speedway. Capturing his first of six victories with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League in 2018, this win was particularly special because it was his career-first. Klaasmeyer backed up the performance the next night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with another victory.

"It's one thing to run for points, as you don't necessarily have to win every race to run for points, but I needed those for myself," said Klaasmeyer. "Once I got the first win, I was able to focus more on driving and getting strong finishes. To get those first two wins and then keep them going throughout the year was pretty special."

All-in-all, Klaasmeyer had a total of six wins throughout 2018 with a staggering 18 top five finishes in 29 feature events. With a 590-point advantage of teammate, Ryan Robinson, Klaasmeyer was able to not only earn his first POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League championship, but also the first for Keith Kunz Curb-Agajanian Motorsports.

"Ryan and I, we never had any tension," stated Klaasmeyer. "We actually became good friends. It sucks when you're competing with your teammates, as you root for their success, too, but at the end of the day, you have to get it done for yourself."

"To be a champion is pretty special," Klaasmeyer commented. "It takes a lot of time and work form the guys at the shop. There're not very many firsts for Keith anymore, so to get him his first POWRi National Championship is pretty special. Between Logan and I sweeping the top midget championships, that's a testament to what they do and what they accomplish as a team."

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow "POWRi_Racing" on Twitter.

 

 

Macedo to Aim for One Better as Hickman Signs On

The runner up in the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic and one of the young guns that captured everyone’s attention last January are the two latest drivers to confirm their participation in the 2019 Classic.

Carson Macedo delivered on the Classic Stage for car-owners Sean and Felicity Dyson when he captured a runner-up finish, while Rusty Hickman ran wheel-to-wheel and beyond at times with some of the sports best, in a car that was selected as the Best Presented entry of the 2018 Classic.

Macedo who contracted to World Series Sprintcars in 2017-18 amidst his strong Classic run, carried that rich vein of form back to his native United States where he was consistently strong, predominantly on the ultra-tough All-Star Circuit of Champions Tour.

His form in the 3G Joe Gaerte backed car yielded a runner up finish on the 2018 All-Star Tour, behind eventual series Champion Aaron Reutzel.

Carson Macedo claimed 5 wins with 20 top five performances from his 40 race All-Star Schedule. His wins came at Stateline Speedway, Jamestown NY, Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport NY on back-to-back nights in June, before further wins at Pennsylvania’s famed Lincoln Speedway, Attica Raceway Park in Ohio and Outlaw Speedway in Dundee NY.

His time with the World of Outlaws produced 4 top five results from seven top 10’s, while it was during the Month of Money at Knoxville Raceway that Macedo showed true class both on and off the track when he was chosen to polite the Jason Johnson Racing 41 car for Bobbi and Jaxx Johnson following Jason’s tragic passing.

What Macedo produced was fairy tale stuff!

He finished second in the 360 Nationals and followed that up with another second placing at the Capitani Classic which is one of the toughest single night programs anywhere in the world.

At the Nationals, he set quick time on Night 2 of Qualifying, before failing to transfer out of his heat! Rather than be resigned to a tough week, Macedo fought back to transfer from the B-Main, which he won, to finish 9th in the qualifying nights A-Main which would see he and the 41 Team lock directly in to the A-Main of the Knoxville Nationals.

The Nationals final would see Carson start from position 8 and finish in 6th, while he also drove from deep in the pack in the Speed Sport Challenge to record a 6th place.

From that point forward, it seemed that Carson Macedo was bound for a full-time World of Outlaws ride in 2019, and it just so happens that he will be at the wheel of the Kyle Larson Racing #2 in the toughest Sprintcar Series on the planet next season.

In the shorter term, Carson will again be behind the wheel of the Sean and Felicity Dyson backed N99 for a chance to go one better at the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic. The always meticulously turned out KRE powered KPC Chassis will have support from Complete Parts and Equipment for their shot at Classic history.

On the back of winning the R&M Security Best Presented Car and Crew Award in 2018, as well as running wheel to wheel in a heart stopping race with Tim Kaeding, the hard charging young gun Rusty Hickman is also back for Classic duty.

In 2018 Rusty finished 17th in the Friday Night A-Main before winning C Main 1 and then charging through the B-Main field to finish 6th, narrowly missing the coveted transfer to the A-Main.

Having become the youngest ever winner of the Eureka Sprintcar Series last summer Hickman can now stand among the sports elite as a chance to be in contention for the win on any given night.

With the support to of parent Darren and Sandie the Bendigo native is fast becoming more and more calculated on track and with a hint more polish will be a genuine star of the sport.

In 2019 at the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Hickman will have the support of Hickman’s Tree Maintenance, Peerless Products, Jackal Fencing, Camden Signage and Building Services, J&J Auto Racing, Victory Lane Racegear and Revolution Racegear.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Cox Closes 2018 With Top-10 at Copper Classic

PETERSEN MEDIA: Taking the VanLare family up on an opportunity to close his season out in Arizona over the weekend, Justyn Cox and VanLare Motorsport would overcome mechanical issues on Friday night before finishing ninth during Saturday night’s Copper Classic feature event.

“I have to thank Jim and Annette VanLare for the opportunity to sneak one more weekend of racing in,” Justyn Cox said. “It was a pleasure to run their potent No. 5v machine and I had a blast.”

Friday night things would get started with the Clarksburg, CA driver timing in fourth fastest against a stout field on drivers in action for this weekend. Lining up on the front row of his heat race, Cox would drop back to third initially but would fight forward to secure the win and transfer into the Dash.

Finishing third in the all-important Dash, Cox would line up in the second row for the opening night feature event. Making a nice move on Mark Dobmeier on the race’s second lap, Cox would take over the race lead as he worked around the slick surface.

Getting into traffic, Cox would soon feel pressure from DJ Netto as the race neared the halfway point. Fighting in traffic, Netto would get the best of Cox on lap 11 as he continuing to run in the second position.

At the halfway point, Colby Copeland would overtake Cox for the second position, but he would continue to battle as he fought hard for second in the closing laps.

With just two laps to go, Cox would come up lame in the VanLare entry as he coasted to a stop with apparent engine issues under the hood.

Going to a spare bullet for the Copper Classic finale, Cox would get Saturday night started off by timing in 14th quick in time trials.

Finishing third in heat race action, Cox would transfer into the feature event where he would have his work cut out for himself as he lined up in the 12th starting position.

Another slick surface created an exciting feature event, but with rubber going down right on the track’s cushion it would make things tricky in the ladder part of the race.

Able to make a couple of nice moves and catch some drivers off guard, Cox would officially close his season out with a ninth place finish.

“Aside from Jim and Annette, I also have to thank Rodney and Zach for all of their help all weekend long,” Cox said. “We had some good speed, just some bad luck on Friday night and on Saturday we just were too far back. I had some fun, and again am very appreciative of the opportunity.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-47, Wins-2, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-25

ON TAP: Justyn Cox has concluded his 2018 season.

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2018 Texas Motorsport Expo & Auction to be held *THIS Saturday* December 1st!

The annual Texas Motorsport Expo and Racer Auction will be held on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at the Mesquite Convention Center! This event is a great place to auction off those unneeded items and re-stock for next racing season. The Expo will feature Exhibitor displays from top motorsports vendors and more!

Bring the family! There will be plenty of fun for everyone – shop the exhibit booths and join in the auction!

Motorsport Expo and Auction Quick Facts: Date

SATURDAY December 1st, 2018 Doors Open @ 8:00am Auction Starts @ 9:00am Location

Mesquite Convention Center 1700 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, Texas 75149 Admission Fees

Adults - $15.00 Seniors/Military - $10.00 6-12 - $5.00 5 and Under - Free Racer Auction

Open to the Public … this is a perfect opportunity to get a good price for your motorsport equipment, vehicles and supplies. Retailers … this is a perfect way to move inventory that has been on the shelf too long. All related motorsports items welcome!

Contact Matthew Rhone or Tim Clonch at (972) 289-7223 to reserve lot numbers for auction items

Auction Items Drop Off @ The Mesquite Convention Center Friday, November 30th, 2018 9:00am to 7:00pm Trade Show Exhibitors

Booths in the Trade Show are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more, go to http://www.texasmotorsportexpo.com/vendors or contact Chelsie Lorenz at 972.290.7002. Download and complete the 2018 Texas Motorsport Expo Vendor Contract to get your spot secured today.

Vendor Booth Setup is @ The Mesquite Convention Center Friday, November 30th, 2018 9:00am to 7:00pm Getting There

It’s easy getting there! From 635/LBJ Freeway South take exit 4 Military/Scyene. Travel south on the Service Road.

Mesquite Convention Center 1750 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, TX 75149 Hampton Inn & Suites - Event Discount

If you are traveling to this event, the Hampton Inn & Suites on the premises of the Mesquite Convention Center will play host to attendees of this great event! There is an allotment of rooms saved to offer room discounts for this event. Hurry and book your room today to make sure you can get the event discount at http://www.texasmotorsportexpo.com/locations/?i=19759 Don’t Miss It!

Visit http://www.TexasMotorsportExpo.com today!!

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Persistence Rewards Orr

With six and a half seasons of 410 Sprintcar racing to his name, Alex Orr was yet to experience a feature-race podium with the class; however, that all changed at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway last Saturday night, when he achieved the feat while contesting the Sid Hopping Shootout.

While his maiden podium has been a long time coming, Orr’s 2017-18 season campaign at Valvoline Raceway indicated that he wasn’t far from realising the milestone, having picked up a trio of fifth-place finishes throughout the season.

Knowing that qualifying towards the front of the feature-race field would be crucial in order to come away with a positive result in last Saturday night’s event, which coincided with the fourth Ultimate Sprintcar Championship NSW round, that’s exactly what the 25-year-old racer did, winning his heat race and ending up third in the pole shuffle, which determined his inside third-row starting position.

Holding his own against a formidable field of competitors on what was a tough track, Orr managed to retain his starting position throughout the duration of the 30-lap feature race, remaining consistent and going on to greet the chequered flag in the final podium place aboard his NSW # 43 Meander Village supported Maxim.

“So much hard work and persistence has gone into our car over the years to make it competitive, so to finally make it onto the podium is a fantastic feeling for the whole team,” expressed Orr, from Tacoma South on the NSW Central Coast.

“I had a great car from the beginning of the night, which allowed me to qualify towards the front of the feature-race field, and that has been something that I’ve previously struggled with for various reasons. I can’t thank my team enough for their efforts both at the track and in the shed, as this podium is a great reward for them.

“The track was quite challenging in the hot conditions on last Saturday night, but having been able to manage that has instilled great confidence in the whole team for the Christmas-New Year period as the warm weather continues.”

Planning to contest the remainder of the 2018-19 season schedule at Valvoline Raceway, Orr will also be travelling to Victoria later this month to participate in the annual Max’s Race at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway on December 15, which will be his first visit to the track before he returns there for his maiden Grand Annual Classic attempt in late January. The next appearance for Orr and his team will be on the Saturday night of December 8 back at Valvoline Raceway.

Orr would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: Meander Village, Kangy Grove Estate, Michael’s Mechanical & Speedway Repairs, and Marland Fire Technology. He would also like to give special thanks to his mum and dad (Tracey and Anthony) and uncle Chris, his pit crew Daniel Field, Michael Butt and Tony Hopping, along with the rest of his family and friends.

To find out more about Orr and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching ORR Racing.

 

 

LANDON SIMON PARTNERS WITH BEST PERFORMANCE MOTORSPORTS FOR 2019 AND BEYOND

Partnership to begin at Gateway Dirt Nationals, November 29 – December 1

INDIANAPOLIS (November 26, 2018) -- It was announced today that reigning Lucas Oil WAR Wildcard Series Champion Landon Simon will drive for Best Performance Motorsports in 2019.

Simon, who has owned, operated and driven his familiar black, silver and blue LSR No. 24 with support from primary sponsor Mt. Baker Vapor for the past five years, will switch to BMP’s black, green and blue No. 1 beginning this week at the Gateway Dirt Nationals.

“I am really excited about this opportunity and the future at Best Performance Motorsports. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished at LSR the last 5 seasons and look forward to taking that to BPM. Aligning common goals and bridging the gap between Late Model and Sprint Car racing creates a new world of opportunity,” said Simon.

The Best Performance Motorsports Super Late Model team based out of St. Marys, Ohio has competed full time with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series since 2016. The newly formed open wheel team will operate out of Simon’s Indianapolis shop. A full Sprint Car schedule and additional Midget events will be released at a later date.

The Gateway Dirt Nationals is held in The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri and features the largest indoor dirt track in America, with a semi-banked 1/5 mile dirt surface. The temporary oval within the 67,000-seat stadium on the Mississippi River will see midget racing for the first time ever this week.

“I can’t wait to debut this new partnership at Gateway. Last year we worked with event promoter Cody Sommer and did some testing at The Dome. The atmosphere in there is unreal. I can't thank him enough for giving us another great event,” added the 29-year-old Sprint Car driver.

At Gateway, Simon will drive the Best Performance Motorsports, Mt Baker Vapor, Toyota-powered Triple X. LSR partners Duncan Oil Company, Simpson Race Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, BMRS, Astro Titanium, DMI, Rod End Supply, Hoosier Tire and High Side Design will continue their support in 2019.

For more information, please contact landonsimonracing@gmail.com

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Carson Macedo Closes Tarlton Motorsports’ 2018 Season in Victory Lane

PETERSEN MEDIA- Returning home to California for a few weeks before his travels take him back to Australia, Carson Macedo made a rare non-winged appearance with Tarlton Motorsports during the 78th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix in Ventura, CA and made it memorable as he picked up the Thursday night feature event win.

“I can’t thank the Tarlton’s enough for letting me shed the wings and go have some fun on Thanksgiving,’ Carson Macedo said. “Paul Baines really have me a great car and it is pretty cool to get a non-winged win during a prestigious event.”

Locking into the feature event by way of a Wednesday night showing that saw him charge to second in his heat race, fourth in his qualifier, and third in the Fast Dash, Macedo would grid the field from the third starting position for the 30-lap feature event.

Chasing after CJ Leary in the early goings of the feature event aboard the potent Tarlton and Son, Inc./Elite Landscape Construction/Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino machine, Macedo would power his way into the race lead on the 14th lap.

Out front, Macedo was able to move around the race track and keep the field at bay though a flurry of restarts would see the Lemoore, CA driver fend off a few attempts to overtake him.

Hitting his marks beautifully on the tight confines of Ventura Raceway, Macedo would beat the field back to the line to claim the Battle at the Beach win during the famed Turkey Night Grand Prix.

“It is pretty cool to take a winged team and run as well as we did and grab the win without the wings,” Carson Macedo said. “Paul Baines hardly works on them, I hardly drive them so it was just a really fun night overall bouncing ideas around and really putting a fast car on the track. Again, huge ‘thank you’ to Tom and Tommy Tarlton, and everyone associated with this team.”

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

ON TAP: Tarlton Motorsports has closed the 2018 season.

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

Stay connected with Carson by following him on Twitter @Carson_Macedo.

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

LISLE, Ill. – Longtime Must See Racing Sprint Car Series flagman Joseph Darrell ‘JD’ Wilbur passed away Nov. 22 at the age of 64.

Wilbur served as the chief starter for the winged asphalt 410 sprint car tour since its inception.

Prior to his time with Must See Racing, Wilbur was well-known in the motorsports industry for his time in American open wheel racing, serving as a starter for the CART Champ Car Series for many years.

“To say that all of us with Must See Racing are shocked and devastated at the sudden and tragic loss of J.D. Wilbur is a tremendous understatement,” noted Must See Racing president Jim Hanks. “J.D. was an integral part of our officiating team and his presence was felt by everyone who came into contact with him at our race events and race tracks. Since Must See Racing first began, he oversaw the action on track and I don’t ever remember a cross word or lack of respect ever being given to him.

“He was one of the best at what he did and his skill for the craft will be sorely missed,” Hanks added. “Our hearts will grieve, but we will race on in J.D.’s honor and carry forward with the same strength that he instilled in so many.”

Wilbur is survived and remembered by many, including children Christopher Wilbur, Jennifer (Jeremy) Overton and Michael (Megan) Wilbur; grandchildren Tristan, Madisyn, Myranda, Nollie, Mera, Alexis Banker, Brian Barcomb and Alyssa Overton.

He was the son of Kenneth and the late Janet Wilbur, the brother of Janice Locke and the late Kennette and Drew Wilbur and the uncle to many.

A memorial service for Wilbur will be held at a later date. He will also be honored by Must See Racing during the series’ upcoming season.

 

 

Chuck Hebing Pockets $8,500 At The Patriot Sprint Tour Awards Banquet

Contact: Paul Harkenrider PST Media paul@patriotsprinttour.com|607-237-6372

(Vernon, NY) In what was another career year for Chuck Hebing, his season ended with a $8500 check in virtue of winning his third career A-Verdi Storage Containers PST championship and his first career PST Canada title. Drivers, crew members, marketing partners and family members gathered at the Vernon Downs Hotel & Casino as the two Mike Emhof Motorsports owned series (Patriot Sprint Tour and CRSA) celebrated their seasons. Jeff Trombley accepted his second consecutive CRSA series title. Hebing’s banner year included A-Main wins at Albany-Saratoga, Ransomville, Clinton County, Brockville-Ontario, Woodhull, and Ohsweken as well as a number of podium finishes at Outlaw Speedway and BAPS Motor speedway. Hebing only had two DNF’s all season and an average finish of 5.28. His point fund money, Hoosier tire bonus’s, and contingency bonuses added up to $8,500 in championship funds. He defeated Jordan Thomas who made great strides in his program racing with the tour for the second consecutive season. The 2017 PST newcomer award recipient scored a victory at the Fulton Speedway in early June and then played the consistency game for the remainder of the season. Thomas was also able to pick up the Bonnell’s Rod Shop dash series championship as well. Kyle Drum was the Patriot Tank Lines hard charger award winner by advancing 39 positions throughout the year. Drum was also awarded the 2018 Sportsmanship award which was voted by the PST officials. Scott Goodrich came on board with the tour in 2018 after graduating from 305 competition. Goodrich made strides throughout the season including a pair of top tens in the late August swing to Outlaw and Woodhull. Goodrich would be awarded the most improved driver as well as “Patriot of the year” as Goodrich traveled thousands of miles from his Middletown, NY head quarters. Pete Richardson rounded out the top five in the PST point standings. Richardson was one six drivers who attempted to qualify for every PST sanctioned event. He was also the award winner for ‘Best Appearing Car.’ Steve Glover was the other driver who attempted to qualify for all Patriot Sprint Tour events and he took home a sixth-place finish in the point standings. Completing the top ten were Jared Zimbardi, Paulie Colagiovanni, Josh Azzi and Davie Franek. Jordan Thomas picked up a couple of other awards in the evening such as the Tough Luck Award and for the second consecutive season, the worst draw award was earned for having an average draw of 35.20. Jason Hummel and Mark Tychoniewicz would go on to win mechanics of the year as they played in a significant role for the on-track success of Chuck Hebing. As mentioned earlier, Hebing only had two DNF’s all season. The dedication to motorsports award went to long time PST staff member, Josh Alysworth for his constant punctuality and terrific administrative work for the Patriot Sprint Tour organization. Joe Verdi, of A-Verdi Storage containers announced his partnership with the tour will go into 2019 and beyond. PST president, Mike Emhof, closed out the banquet indications that the 2019 schedule is coming together nicely. He then went on to thank to all the marketing partners, staff, drivers, crew members and families for the continued support of the Patriot Sprint Tour. Be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com for more off-season news and updates pertaining to the 2019 season. You can also Like Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter. The Patriot Sprint Tour would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support throughout the 2018 season. A-Verdi Storage Containers, Bonnell’s Collision Center, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Casey’s Truck Salvage, Prestige Pool & Spa, Champion Power Equipment, Einstein Construction Group, Danny Willmes Enterprises, Patriot Tank Lines, Just Signs & Designs, Insinger Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Curtis Berleue Photography. Final Patriot Sprint Tour Standings 1. 45-Chuck Hebing ($8500) 2. 79-Jordan Thomas ($4350) 3. 47-Kyle Drum ($3500) 4. 30-Scott Goodrich ($2500) 5. 67r-Pete Richardson ($2000) 6. 121-Steve Glover ($1650) 7. 82-Jared Zimbardi ($1650) 8. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni ($1200) 9. 17-Josh Azzi ($1150) 10. 28F-Davie Franek ($1000)

Special Awards Just Missed the Points-Steven Hutchinson Jr Patriot of the year- Scott Goodrich Sportsmanship-Kyle Drum Worst Drawer- Jordan Thomas (35.20) Best Appearing Car- Pete Richardson Most Improved- Scott Goodrich Mechanics of the year- Mark Tychoniewicz & Jason Hummel Tough Luck- Jordan Thomas Dedication To Motorsports- Josh Alysworth

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

New Krikke Motorsport Car Unveiled

The launch of Krikke Motorsport’s car design is always highly-anticipated by fans prior to the team making their season debut, and the 2018-19 season’s livery certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Keeping with last season’s black, white and red colour scheme, the Maxim machine once again lends itself to the logos of the team’s major sponsors Transport Equipment Hire and Pumpa Manufacturing, packing an added punch by virtue of some new and improved design elements.

One of the most talked about topics since the announcement of Krikke Motorsport’s acquisition of new team driver and current Australian Champion Kerry Madsen has been whether or not the team will decide to run Aus # 1 on their car for the duration of the season.

While the launch of their new livery reveals that the Bunbury, WA-based team will continue tradition by running their trademark WA # 2, they haven’t disregarded Madsen’s champion status, incorporating the sought after number into their design.

“We couldn’t be happier with how the car has turned out and we’re excited to get the new season underway,” “ Dylan has been here working all winter and that really shows, he has done an awesome job of putting the cars together and we have never been better prepared. expressed Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke.

“Craig at Skwid Signs continues to raise the bar with his designs and this season he’s excelled once again, taking a slightly more abstract approach and adding some colour contrast with the red.

“One thing we’re particularly happy with is the number. While we respect that Kerry is the current Australian Champion, the WA # 2 is synonymous with our team and it didn’t feel right not to run it. In saying that, we wanted to work the Aus # 1 into our number somehow and Craig has nailed it!”

In addition to their car design, Krikke Motorsport is pleased to announce their new range of 2018-19 season team and Madsen merchandise, which includes hoodies ($50), hats ($30), t-shirts ($30) and raglan three-quarter sleeve shirts ($40). By popular demand, the team have also introduced t-shirts in a range of kids’ sizes ($30). All merchandise is currently available for purchase via the team’s online store at www.krikkemotorsport.store.

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank their 2018-19 season sponsors: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Bunbury Toyota, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, Redline Media, Performance Racegear, HRP Specialties, and South West Conveyancing

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

 

 

Mark Dobmeier to make rare ASCS appearance aboard the Alex Pettas No. 2

By Spieker Promotions

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (November 23, 2018) – Mark Dobmeier will be making his ASCS Southwest Region debut this weekend at the third annual $5,000-to-win Copper Classic at ET Motopark Arizona Speedway. Dobmeier will be piloting Alex Pettas’ No. 2 Triple X tonight, November 23rd and Saturday, November 24th.

Petta, who currently sits fifth in the ASCS Southwest region points, has been sidelined after hurting a motor at Canyon Speedway Park.

With help of Todd and Susan LaHaise of Buffalo Wild Wings, Dobmeier and Pettas were able to work out a deal to put Dobmeier behind the wheel.

While it will be Dobmeier’s first time turning laps at Arizona Speedway, and in the state of Arizona for that matter, and first time strapped into a Triple X chassis, he will have the familiarity of his Don Ott 360 powerplant under the hood.

Dobmeier ran his 360 motor in two events throughout the course of the 2018 season, including the 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway.

Entering the weekend, Dobmeier has 12 wins on the year, along with 15 top fives and 18 top tens in 33 starts. Dobmeier would love nothing more than to get that 13th win this weekend for Team 13 in his first year being the team owner.

Both nights of the Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway will be broadcast live on Speed Shift TV. The action begins both nights at 6:50pm CT. For more information, visit ascsracing.com or follow along online at @LucasOilASCS.

Mark and the entire Team 13 Racing crew would like to thank Alex Pettas for the opportunity to race this weekend and all of their sponsors for their continued support! Buffalo Wild Wings Lunstra Motorsports Dahlstrom Motors Inc. DEKALB Asgrow Seed Dammer Trucking K-Star Ag Services Lean Packaging Snap On Steve Danielle’s Cleaning Service Forx Radiator

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (November 23, 2018) – Once again, Michigan’s two leaders in sprint car racing, Butler Motor Speedway and Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP have joined for four races in 2019. The first race will be May 11th followed by June 15th, July 6th, and August 3rd.

The four 2018 SOD races at Butler had four different winners. Chase Ridenour (Perry, MI) won on May 19th over Boston Mead (Onsted, MI) and Chad Blonde (Litchfield, MI). Josh Turner (Osseo, MI) took the June 16th over Chad Blonde and Shawn Valenti (Fostoria, OH). The August 3rd win belonged to Chad Blonde followed by Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) and Boston Mead. Shawn Valenti took the August 4th victory over Chad Blonde and Quentin Blonde (Litchfield, MI).

The strong partnership between Butler Motor Speedway and Sprints On Dirt continues in 2019 to ensure a strong future for sprint car racing in Michigan. Last spring Butler and SOD implemented a common rule for the Butler sprint car class and Sprints On Dirt competitors requiring full containment seats in 2018.

Butler Motor Speedway has undergone several major changes over the years. One was moving the pit area out of the infield; another was replacing the racy oiled dirt track with the current watered clay surface in 1996. Last spring the track banking was reduced by about one-third. 2019 will see other changes that will be announced later.

More information about the 2019 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP schedule will be released in upcoming announcements.

For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net and the speedway’s Facebook page at https://goo.gl/csxUkX. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

 

 

Champion Oil to Pay Tribute to Greg Hodnett at the 2018 Performance Racing Industry Trade Show

(Indianapolis / 11.23.18) Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of racing and performance products, will pay tribute at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show Dec 6th thru the 8th in Indianapolis, to veteran racer Greg Hodnett by promoting a Go-Fund-Me page for his family. https://www.gofundme.com/hodnett27

Greg Hodnett, 49, died on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from injuries sustained in a sprint car crash at the BAPS Motor Speedway, the former Susquehanna Speedway, in Newberry Township, Pennsylvania.

Greg was a professional race car driver, competing with the World of Outlaws and a member of the Pennsylvania Posse for the past 19 years. He amassed over 250 career sprint car wins and won multiple championships.

“We lost a great racer and human being. The people who need the most support at this time are the Hodnett family”, said a spokesperson for Champion Racing Oil. “First and foremost, Greg was a beloved husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, and more. Please pray for his entire family and keep them in your thoughts and well wishes. All contributions will go directly to Greg's family.” https://www.gofundme.com/hodnett27

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, commercial and specialty markets. For more information about Champion contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Champion Oil to Educate Attendees on Coolant Additives at Performance Racing Trade Show

(Indianapolis / 11.23.18) Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of racing and performance products, will discuss Champion’s COLD BLUE® Racing Coolant Additive in PRI Booth #1455 on December 6th thru the 8th in Indianapolis. The new product is a robust formulated chemical wetting agent that improves the heat transfer of racing and performance cooling systems.

Champion COLD BLUE® Racing Coolant Additive allows racing and performance engines to run at up to 25° F cooler and prevent unwanted overheating. COLD BLUE® contains a premium corrosion inhibitor package formulated to protect engine seals and all metals found in common cooling systems including aluminum. This product is compatible with all types and colors of coolant/antifreeze. Contains no glycol and is safe for track use. #4290I packed 16 oz. in /12 pack case.

The COLD BLUE® treat rate is one ounce per quart, or 1 bottle per automotive cooling system of 12-20 quarts. Re-treat yearly or whenever coolant is changed for best results. Benefits include: reduces overall engine temperature, maximum corrosion protection, prevents overheating, and compatible with gasoline and diesel.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants forover 60 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, commercial and specialty markets. For more information about Champion contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2018-2019 INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY 410 SPRINT CAR 2108 CHAMP BRIAN MONTIETH LOOKS TO EAST COAST INDOOR NATIONALS TO ADD LUSTER TO STELLAR YEAR

TRENTON, NJ NOVEMBER 22, 2018 . . . Known affectionately as 'The Edge', Brian Montieth of Phoenixville, PA, will be looking to add another jewel in his racing crown in the December 13-15 East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals Fueled By VP Race Fuels race at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ.

Montieth, who was an entrant in the inaugural East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals, will be returning to drive a 600cc Micro owned by Tom Fraschetta of King Of Prussia, PA, the same owner Montieth raced for in 2017.

The difference is that the team was assembled at the last minute a year ago; this year Montieth and Fraschetta have a notebook to build upon. Montieth will also have a teammate this year, in Erick Rudolph, who is making his first Indoor appearance on Dirt after dominating the concrete Indoor ovals as a three time Series champion.

Montieth and Rudolph will be in anticipation of the same lighting fast, smooth dustless track conditions that prevailed at last year’s critically acclaimed first East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals.

The entry list for the Indoor Dirt Nationals has been filled with 120 race teams clamoring for the chance to run on the indoor dirt.

Prominent entrants include Tim Buckwalter, of Douglassville, PA, will be driving a No. 71 fielded by Greth Racing and his cousin Steve Buckwalter, from Royersford, PA, who will go to post in Royalton Racing No. 74.

In last year’s inaugural East Coast Dirt Nationals, Tim Buckwalter raced his way to a hard earned fourth place finish. Steve Buckwalter was ultra-competitive as well but failed to transfer out of his B-Main to make the feature.

The First Annual East Coast Dirt Car Nationals was won by 36-year-old Staten Island, N.Y. resident Whitey Kidd, III who executed made a late race pass on Alex Bright to win the thriller over Brian Carber, Tim Buckwalter and Austin Quick. Each of the top five finishers have filed entries for the second running.

This year’s schedule calls for heat races with passing points and four A-qualifier feature races for split fields on both Thursday and Friday night. On Saturday, with all 120 cars on hand, Alphabet mains are scheduled, with racers having the opportunity to advance from G, F, E, D, C, and B, will precede the 50 lap A-Main paying $5,000 to win. Racing will start at 7 PM on Thursday and Friday, 5 PM on Saturday.

The CURE Insurance Arena itself has undergone a makeover from floor to ceiling to enhance the viewing experience for race fans at this year’s Nationals. The goal has been to make the arena one of finest in the state.

Information, including ticket and hotel links, is available at indoorautoracing.com. Other information and select tickets are available by calling the series office during regular working hours at 609-888-3618.

 

 

"Legacy" Books Now Feature

Special Pricing

Limited Supplies Available On Some Titles

Dave Argabright published his first book in 1999, the classic Still Wide Open autobiography of sprint car icon Brad Doty. In the ensuing years Dave's keyboard has produced such memorable titles as American Scene, EARL!, Let 'Em All Go!, Fast Company, Let's Go Racing!, and On Top Of The World.

These titles remain iconic within the racing community, and the 2018 holiday season brings new, discounted "Super Deal" prices for each of these "Legacy" titles.

This presents a perfect opportunity to complete your collection of racing books, or perhaps replace "the one that got away" when you loaned your original copy and never saw it again.

New pricing for these titles is as follows:

American Scene - $9.99

EARL! - $9.99

Let 'Em All Go! - $9.99

Fast Company - $9.99

Let's Go Racing! - $12.99

On Top Of The World - $12.99

In addition, several of our already discounted book sets also reflect the new prices.

Check out the "Super Deals" at www.daveargabright.com.

 

 

Carney Closes Out 2018 Season at Copper Classic!

Lonnie Wheatley, EL PASO, Texas (November 21, 2018) – John Carney II is set to close out the 2018 season on a strong note by taking in this weekend’s $5,000-to-win ASCS Southwest “Copper Classic” at San Tan Valley’s Arizona Speedway.

The El Paso, TX, native is taking the wheel of the No. 01 entry fielded by Allan and Kaylene Verville for the event that takes place on Friday and Saturday.

“We had talked about doing something and this seemed like a good time to do it,” Carney explains. “They always have good equipment, so I’m looking forward to it and hope for a good weekend.”

It will just be the second time for Carney to take to the Arizona Speedway clay oval after posting a runner-up finish in the 2016 edition of the “Copper Classic”.

“I have just been there that one time and we were pretty decent both nights,” Carney comments.

It will mark Carney’s first action since rallying from deep in the field to post a sixth-place finish aboard his No. J2 racing entry at the season-ending Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event at Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Creek County Speedway on October 27.

“It ended up being a good night, considering that I got myself behind the eight ball early on,” Carney recalls. “I was too tight in the heat race and started in the back, then got by a few cars in the qualifier before a couple of others went by and I knew how far off I was.”

It came down to “B” Main action and Carney turned his night around.

“I just threw something at it and that thing came to life,” Carney says.

Carney climbed from fifth to second in “B” Main action to earn the 20th starting position for the “Fall Fling” main event. Carney was on the march throughout the 41-lapper, climbing from ten rows deep to capture a sixth-place finish by the time the checkered flag flew.

“If we had started the night with what we had in the ‘B’ and then the ‘A’, I feel like we would been on the podium,” Carney sums up.

Carney looks to finish strong with Allan and Kaylene Verville at Arizona Speedway on Friday and Saturday.

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

Next Up: ASCS Southwest “Copper Classic” at San Tan Valley’s Arizona Speedway on Friday and Saturday. For those unable to attend in person, live PPV is available at https://www.speedshifttv.com/.

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

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

 

 

Bacon Takes Aim at $50K Turkey Night Bonus after Bakersfield Top-Ten Run

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (November 21, 2018) – Reaching the 100 race mark on the season, Brady Bacon has his sights set on the ARP $50,000 bonus at this week’s Turkey Night affair atop California’s Ventura Raceway.

The bonus goes to the driver that can top both the USAC West Coast Sprint Car portion of the event as well as the USAC Midget leg of the 78th running of the “Turkey Night Midget Grand Prix”.

The event begins with a full card of USAC West Coast Sprint Car action on Wednesday with both the Sprint Cars and Midgets in action on Thursday’s “Turkey Night” finale.

The bonus is very well within Bacon’s reach as the Brady Bacon Racing No. 99 360-ci Sprint Car has proven strong all season and he also sits second in USAC National Midget points aboard the FMR No. 76m entry.

“It’s Gene Frankowiak’s engine in the Sprint Car and that thing is good,” Bacon explains. “Aside from Short Track Nationals, we haven’t finished any worse than second with it all year.” Most recently, Bacon picked up another Western World Championships title aboard the non-wing 360-ci Sprint Car at Arizona Speedway less than three weeks ago.

Bacon has also ranked as a top contender in the USAC Midget ranks throughout the entirety of the season, climbing to second in points going into Thursday’s finale after a seventh-place run at Bakersfield Speedway’s “November Classic” last Saturday.

After timing in seventh and then transferring to the main event by way of a third-place heat race finish at Bakersfield, Bacon gridded the 30-lap “November Classic” feature outside the second row.

Several aborted starts proved to be costly for the “Macho Man” though.

“We had a good start on the first three that all got called back,” Bacon recalls. “We didn’t get a good start on the next one and that’s the one that stayed green. I caught three and four wrong on the first lap and lost some spots.”

Despite the rough start, Bacon hustled his way to a seventh-place finish by night’s end.

“It was a little slicker than we thought it would be, and we have been struggling in the slick,” Bacon explains. “We have a better car if we can keep our speed up. We have some things in mind that should make it better in the slick.”

With 99 races in the books, Bacon is hoping that reaching triple-digits in the race count column translates into a five-figure payday at Ventura Raceway’s “Turkey Night” festivities.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Technology/Port City Raceway, Gene Frankowiak, Cimarron Cycle Works, Priority Aviation, Triple-X Race Co., FMR Racing, FK Indy, Heath Clips Lawn Care, Elliot’s Custom Trailers and Carts, B&S Cattle, Lucas Oil Products, Kiser’s Truck and Auto, Smiley’s Racing Products, Keizer Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Octane Ink, CP Carrillo, PAC Racing Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Engler Machine and Tool, Wilwood Engineering, Schroth Racing, Smith Precision Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, FSR Radiators, LRB Mfg. Indy Race Parts, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Tony Elliott Foundation, Frolic Bar & Grill.

2018 Quick Stats: 99 races, 10 wins, 42 top-fives, 60 top-tens.

Up Next: “Turkey Night” at California’s Ventura Raceway on Wednesday and Thursday including USAC National Midgets “Turkey Night Midget Grand Prix” (Thursday) and USAC West Coast Sprint Cars (Wednesday and Thursday). For those unable to attend in person, live PPV is available at https://www.speedshifttv.com/.

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

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

 

 

Champion Racing Oil to Display Updated 410 Sprint Car Rule Changes at Performance Racing Trade Show

(Indianapolis / 11.21.18) Champion Racing Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in performance lubricants for over 60 years, will display on Dec. 6thth thru the 8th at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis; a new 410 sprint car design adopting 2019 Sprint Car Council and World of Outlaws rule changes built by Jack Elam of J & J Auto Racing. http://www.jandjautoracing.com

The Sprint Car Council, composed of 410 sanctioning bodies and race tracks, met earlier this year to review and adapt recommendations. Changes will affect the following components: Chassis support bars, slip joints, wing T-post, steel LF radius rods and rod ends, left and right nerf bars, elimination of bolt to bolt axle tethers, Securing fuel cells and chassis support bars.

All chassis will be required to have additional bars installed to support and decrease the span between the front and rear uprights. The new support bars must be an addition to the front and rear uprights conforming to the measurements allowed by World of Outlaws Series officials.

For nearly 40 years, Jack Elam has been manufacturing racecars. The dedication to quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and willingness to build exactly what his customers ask for have helped J&J Auto Racing be recognized as the 410 Sprint Car “Builder/Manufacturer of the Year”.

Just ask - Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart, Arnie McDonald, Trey Starks, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Tyler Drueke, Derek Hagar, Hayden Campbell, Jeff Halligan, Mike Houseman, Jr., Sheldon Haudenschild, Steve Kinser, Derek Hagar, Chad Kemenah, Danny Holtgraver, Tim Shaffer, Robbie Stillwaggon, Dave Blaney, Jake Beard-Miller, Eric Riggins, Jr., Wade Nygaard, Lee Grosz, Chad Ely, Daniel Pestka, Marshall Skinner, Carl Bowser, Jarod Zimbardi, Ed Lynch, Jr., Ben Atkinson, Joe Ramaker, Tony Grams, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Josh Schneiderman, and DJ Simmerman to name a few.

Jack and Bonnie Elam will be at the Champion Racing Oil Booth #1455 all three days of the PRI show.

About the company: Champion Brands, LLC, is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 60 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, commercial and specialty markets. For more information about Champion contact your nearest Champion distributor, or call Champion at 800-821-5693 or 660-890-6231. Champion Brands, LLC; 1001 Golden Drive, Clinton, MO, 64735 or go to http://www.championbrands.com

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (November 21, 2018) – For the 40th consecutive year, the Crystal Motor Speedway / Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP partnership continues in 2019. The 2019 SOD races at Crystal are scheduled for April 27th followed by July 13th and August 31st dates with a May 4th rain date for the opening race. Popular traditions will continue for Crystal/SOD races with the SOD season opening at Crystal and the Mike Olrich Memorial Race on Labor Day weekend.

Crystal Motor Speedway owner/promoter Ron Flinn was honored last February as the Region 3 Auto Racing Promoter of the Year by Racing Promotion Monthly and Charlotte Motor Speedway. He was inducted into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2007, and has also been named “Promoter of the Year” from both the Michigan Speedway Promoters Association and the “Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club.”

At last year’s SOD season opener at Crystal, Zane DeVault (Plymouth, IN) drove to his first SOD victory by just 0.03 seconds over hard-charging 2018 SOD champion Chad Blonde (Litchfield, MI) and Matt Foos (Fremont, OH). Not only was the racing exciting, but SOD’s “Beyond Limits” format once again proved itself with DeVault winning with a 360 engine over Blonde’s 410 and the 305 of Foos. Shawn Valenti (Fostoria, OH) took the win on July 14th over 2018 Butler Speedway champion Boston Mead (Onsted, MI) and 2018 MTS champion Steve Irwin (Fenton, MI). The much-anticipated Mike Olrich Memorial on September 1st was rained out.

More information about the 2019 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP schedule will be released in upcoming announcements.

For more information about Crystal Motor Speedway, go to www.crystalmotorspeedway.com. Go to its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CMSpeedway/.

For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP on the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page and at www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

 

BRODY ROA FINISHES USAC/CRA SEASON – TURKEY NIGHT GRAND PRIX NEXT!

(Cypress, CA, November 20, 2018) Garden Grove, California Sprint Car racer Brody Roa wrapped up the USAC/CRA portion of his 2018 racing season at the 23rd Annual Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway. This Wednesday and Thursday, Roa will put the wraps on the entire year when he competes in the 78th running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at the Ventura Raceway.

The three-day Oval Nationals in Perris matched the cream of the crop from the Midwest-based USAC National Sprint Car Series and the best of the west’s USAC/CRA Series. On the first night, 42-cars signed into the pit area and Roa, 27, timed in 10th fastest in qualifying with a lap of 16.820. He followed that up with a third-place finish in his ten-lap heat race. For the main, he started in the ninth spot and moved forward for his best finish of the three nights when he placed seventh.

Brody Roa with #91 Crew and Family - 1.jpg
Photo courtesy of Surf N' Sprint

The second night at the wind-swept track started bright enough for Roa who put down a lap of 17.069 which was good enough for the ninth spot in the 41-car field. Another third-place finish in his heat locked him into the main event where he was again starting in the ninth position.

Unfortunately, chaos bit the BR Performance team on the first lap of the main. A tangle in front of Roa happened coming off turn four. Roa was tagged from behind from cars also trying to sort their way through the mess and he subsequently ended up flipping. Thankfully, he and all the other drivers emerged unhurt.

The crew quickly got the car back to the work area for repairs. They were helped by other CRA and National teams and the thrash was on. They got everything they could find repaired and ready to go. However, when they tried to turn the car around for the restart, it was found to have a broken steering gear and it was done for the night. In an amazing testimony to the driver and the entire team, in 38 sprint car starts for the year, it is the only race the bright green #91R did not finish!

For the final USAC/CRA race of the year, Roa had to go to his backup car after the tangle the previous night. The affable star timed in 16th quickest in the field with a lap of 17.158. He followed that up with a second-place finish in his heat race. He began the main event outside the fifth row in 10-spot and closed his CRA year by placing ninth.
As the dust has settled on the 2018 USAC/CRA campaign, Roa and the #91R team have a lot to be proud of. A close second place finish in the standings. In 23 USAC/CRA races they had three wins, 17 top fives, and 21 top tens. They finished 22 of the 23 main events they started in the series.

In addition to three triumphs in USAC/CRA competition, the team took home the winner’s trophy two of the four times it started in the USAC West Coast Series. Also, Roa won the main event at Ventura in his only VRA appearance of the year.
Roa’s season will come to an end this Wednesday and Thursday in the sprint car portion of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura. Fans wishing to catch Roa in action one last time in 2018 can find the Ventura Raceway just off the 101 on the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The track address is 10 West Harbor Boulevard (93001). The track’s website is at the following link http://venturaraceway.com/. The office phone number is (805) 648- RACE.

Brody Roa t-shirts and caps will be available in the pits at Ventura. They are also available from the team’s website at the following link http://www.brodyroa.com/. The cost is $20.00 plus shipping. You can see the shirt design below.
For fans who would like to watch replays of all Roa’s USAC races can do so on LoudPedal Productions site: https://loudpedal.tv/

The BR Performance team would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2018 season possible: HD Industries, Burris Racing, “Biker” Bruce Fisher, Molecule, K-1 Race Gear, Norma Leonard, Lee Leonard, NGK Spark Plugs, Baldwin Filters, Driven Racing Oil, Coffman Racing Graphics, hotpaint4u.com. If you or your company would like to join BR Performance’s team for a championship run in 2019, please call 714-932-7994.

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

Date Venue Event Finish
2-28 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 19th A Main
3-1 Las Vegas Motor Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1st A Main
3-3 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out
3-9 Canyon Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4TH A Main
3-10 Canyon Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Rained Out
4-7 Keller Auto Speedway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars 1ST A Main
4-14 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
4-21 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main
4-28 Ventura Raceway Ventura Racing Association 1st A Main
5-5 Ventura Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main
5-19 Thunderbowl Raceway UASC West Coast Sprint Cars 14th A Main
5-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 11th A Main
6-8 I-80 Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main
6-9 Knoxville Raceway USAC National Sprint Cars 5th A Main
6-23 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
6-23 SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway KT100 Karts 1st A Main
7-7 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main
7-20 Plymouth Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 13th A Main
7-22 Lawrenceburg Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 9th A Main
7-21 Kokomo Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 14th A Main
7-25 Terre Haute Action Track USAC National Sprint Cars 7th B Main
7-26 Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 10th A Main
7-27 Bloomington Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 9th B Main
7-28 Tri-State Speedway USAC National Sprint Cars 15th B Main
8-4 Santa Maria Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
8-18 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main
9-1 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 6th A Main
9-2 Calistoga Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main
9-3 Petaluma Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 5th A Main
9-6 Silver Dollar Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main
9-7 Ocean Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 1st A Main
9-8 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main
9-22 SoCal Fair Motorcycle Speedway KT100 Karts 1st A Main
9-22 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2nd A Main
9-28 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 2ND A Main
9-29 Arizona Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 3rd A Main
10-20 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 4th A Main
11-2 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main
11-3 Arizona Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 13th A Main
11-8 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 7th A Main
11-9 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 25th A Main
11-10 Perris Auto Speedway USAC National & CRA Sprint Cars 9TH A Main
11-21 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars
11-22 Ventura Raceway USAC West Coast Sprint Cars

Release produced by Scott Daloisio (909) 226-7768 or mailto:sdaloisiosports@aol.com

 

 

Kevin Swindell and Spencer Bayston Record Victory and Strong Finish to Highlight Year

Inside Line Promotions - AVON, Ind. (Nov. 20, 2018) - The highlight of 2018 for Kevin Swindell's Swindell Speed Lab backed sprint car driven by Spencer Bayston was a feature victory this summer.

Bayston set quick time during qualifying, won the dash and led all 35 laps of the $10,054-to-win Dean Knittel Memorial at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on June 30.

"We were comfortable there from last year," Swindell said. "We've always been able to qualify well there. We're getting better in the slick. To be able to outduel (Cole) Duncan was pretty big. He's still the guy when it comes to whatever you race there. It got us pointed in the right direction after a messy start to the season."

While that was the best result of the season, perhaps a bigger highlight was the way the team closed the season. Bayston was sidelined for several weeks in the fall because of a broken leg, but his return was a success during the World of Outlaws World Finals earlier this month. Bayston and Swindell produced a pair of top 10s during the marquee World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event, including a career-best fourth-place finish.

"We had chased stuff throughout the summer trying to get better at the end of the night because we had the beginning of the night nailed for the most part," Swindell said. "World Finals was the culmination of us getting on the same page of what we needed to do. Spencer evolved throughout the year the way he drove and we adapted to that. As the year went on he started getting things he liked and we started nailing that down. Other than winning the race that was as good as we could ask for. It lets me go into the offseason with some peace knowing that I've been going in the right direction."

Other highlights this season include a third-place showing during the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; a fourth-place finish in a Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek show at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.; a sixth-place run during the Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa; and two top 10s at the inaugural Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio.

The Swindell Speed Lab backed team earned a trio of top-10 finishes and six top 15s in the seven races to finish tied for third in the Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings.

The team set quick time either overall or in their group 10 times this year, including establishing the track record at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., and at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Also, they only qualified outside the top 10 nine times all season.

On top of that, Bayston and Swindell only had to run a B Main during six races.

"Two of the B Mains we were in were because of flats in heat races," he said. "I think we did a good job setting ourselves up the first half of the night well.

"I want to thank all of our sponsors and crew for their continued support and we're looking forward to 2019."

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 15 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 32 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - High Performance Lubricants

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"They manufacture oil, rear end grease, glass cleaner, everything you can think of," Swindell said. "It's a one-stop business for all your chemical needs. That's what we baby oil the car at the track with. That's what we wash the car with. We have it in our engine and our rear end. We're able to go more nights on engine oil. High Performance Lubricants produces great products."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, South Bay, Mike Curb and Curb Records, DKW Transport, Premier Truck Group, Rossie Feed & Grain, Tim Walker Real Estate, TWRentToOwn.com, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Posts Four Wins to Highlight Another Strong Season With Gobrecht Motorsports

Inside Line Promotions - PUYALLUP, Wash. (Nov. 20, 2018) - Trey Starks scored four feature triumphs to highlight his 2018 campaign.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver has earned multiple wins during each of the last four years and six of the last seven seasons. Arguably the biggest triumph of this season was his final trip to Victory Lane when he won the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek opener at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. It marked his second straight Speedweek victory at the track dating back to the finale in 2017, making Starks only the sixth driver to ever win back-to-back Speedweek races at Williams Grove Speedway.

"That was a huge win for our team," he said. "Winning a Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek event is a big accomplishment and to win each of the last two years speaks volumes of the team's hard work. There are a ton of talented drivers in Central Pennsylvania and who tackle Speedweek each summer so whenever you can have any success during Speedweek it means a lot."

Starks led the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek standings through the first four races before finishing a career-best sixth after recording one feature win, three top fives and five top 10s during the 10-race event.

Starks also produced his first career win at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., and he swept a weekend with the USCS Series by picking up victories at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Ga., and at Blue Ridge Motorsports Park in Blue Ridge, Ga.

"Winning for the first time at Port Royal was awesome," he said. "That's a great track where we've had a lot of success, but just came up short a bunch of times. To finally get over that hurdle and drive into Victory Lane was really special.

"It was great to sweep the weekend in Georgia, too. We changed things up and raced close to Jeff's base so it was a lot of fun to have a successful weekend."

Other highlights this season include top 10s during the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Pa.; the Outlaw Energy Showdown at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.; the Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway; the Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway; and a fifth-place finish during the Sage Fruit Ultimate ASCS Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Company at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to name a few.

He also led 14 laps of the famed Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio.

"Looking back on the year there were a lot of great moments," Starks said. "Of course it's easy to pinpoint where you had misfortune or made a mistake that cost a great finish, but that's just racing.

"I want to thank Jeff McCall and Scott Gobrecht for the opportunity as well as everyone who helped crew for us this year. Additionally, a huge thank you goes to our sponsors who have supported us along the way."

SEASON STATS -

76 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 49 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Brown & Miller Racing Solutions

Brown & Miller Racing Solutions is a leader in lightweight hoses and fittings within the motor sports industry. For more information, visit http://www.BMRS.net.

"Brown & Miller Racing Solutions has worked with members of our team for a long time," Starks said. "They are a trusted company that produces top-notch products so we are thrilled to have them support our team."

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

 

 

Price Ending Season in Arizona This Weekend During Copper Classic

Inside Line Promotions - COBBLE HILL, B.C., Canada (Nov. 20, 2018) - Robbie Price will finish the 2018 season this weekend, competing in the 3 rd annual Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz, on Friday and Saturday. The opener will pay $2,000-to-win while the finale carries a $5,000 paycheck for the victor.

"It makes the offseason a little shorter when you get to race later in the year," he said. "I've had a month off so I'm getting a little antsy and am ready to be back at the track and behind the wheel. Getting to race this weekend should hold me over for a little while."

Price will be piloting the No. 1 car for Casey Minks, who he drove for during the Short Track Nationals in October at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. At that event, the native of Cobble Hill, B.C., moved forward in his heat race both nights and just missed transferring to the main event in the finale by a couple of positions.

"We have a few things to work on from Little Rock, but we weren't bad there," he noted. "This gives us an opportunity to improve on things. Hindsight is always 20/20 and after a weekend you see the things you need to do better next time. We'll change some things up from what we did at Little Rock and hopefully have a lot of speed going into the weekend."

Price raced in Arizona last November at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma during an event co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com and the ASCS Southwest Region.

"Last year it was a tough go of things in Arizona so hopefully I can redeem myself this time," he shared. "It's getting a little chilly at home so it will be nice to get down to Arizona and have some warmer weather and be able to race two full nights."

Price has picked up a pair of victories in micro sprint competition this season and he has 15 top-10 finishes overall, with seven of those being top-five performances in a variety of open wheel starts - mainly in 360ci winged sprint cars.

"The mindset is the same as every time I got to the track and that's to be competitive and try to win every time you are on the track," he said. "You definitely want to end the season on a strong note."

SEASON STATS

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

UP NEXT

Friday and Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the 3 rd annual Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

Located in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., Shark Racing Engines has been building high-performance racing engines for more than two decades. For more information, visit http://www.SharkRacingEngines.com .

"I've ran Shark Racing Engines since Day 1," Price said. "I've worked with Marc Huson a lot. His motors run strong and he knows what he's doing. I feel very comfortable and confident using Shark Racing Engines."

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

 

 

360 SPRINTCARS

Charge’s Memorable Podium

While his minor podium result in last Saturday night’s third 360 Sprintcar All Stars Series round at Moama’s Heartland Raceway was reason enough for Jordyn Charge to celebrate, it was made even more special by the youngster sharing the podium with long-time mentor Matthew Reed.

Following on from a recent character-building experience in the Jackpot Invitational at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, which saw him write off his Maxim car in a crash, Charge didn’t miss a beat jumping back into the driver’s seat of his Vic # 60 Western Nissan - Caroline Springs supported Triple X car in which he won the 2016-17 season Victorian 360 Sprintcar Title.

Keeping his composure as he attempted to make amends for his previous race meeting, the 19-year-old racer started the feature race from the inside of the fourth row. Quickly making his way up to fourth, before slipping back a couple of positions to sixth, Charge then regained fourth position and settled in there, while Reed was sitting strongly in second.

When leader Daniel Evans suffered an engine failure just two laps from the finish causing him to drop out, Charge was elevated to third, while Reed was in prime position to take over the lead, giving the Charge family double the reason to celebrate at the drop of the chequered flag.

Having been involved in mentoring Charge since the early days of his speedway racing introduction in Junior Quarter Midgets, Reed has played a large part in shaping Charge’s career; a fact that Charge is very grateful for.

“Matthew’s been such an influence on me throughout my career, so to finish on the podium with him was one of my new career highlights, and I can’t thank him, along with all of my family and sponsors, enough for all of their ongoing support,” expressed the Melton, Victoria-based resident.

“It was really good to come away with a podium result and it certainly helps get my confidence back following the previous weekend’s crash at Avalon Raceway.”

Following his pleasing podium result, Charge’s next appearance will be this Saturday night at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA) for the fourth Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round.

Charge would like to thank his 2018-19 season sponsors: Western Nissan - Caroline Springs, Mr Electric, Wil’s Auto Melton, Velocita Premium Motorsports Apparel, Melbourne Accident Repair Centre, Australian Racing Products, Adam Brand, Reed Signs, and Event Pix Photobooth.

To find out more about Charge and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching InCharge Racing.

 

 

Wilson Nabs Several Stout Results and Jason Johnson Sportsman of the Year Award in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - BENTON RIDGE, Ohio (Nov. 20, 2018) - Greg Wilson recently completed his third straight season as a full-time competitor with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels backed team placed 13th in the championship standings and Wilson was named the inaugural Jason Johnson Sportsman of the Year Award winner.

"What a special award to be honored with," he said. "That meant a lot, especially to have Jason Johnson's name attached to it. It was definitely a tough year in sprint car racing. Jason is missed and we're grateful to have had the opportunity to race wheel to wheel with him."

In addition to the award, Wilson posted five top fives to lead the way this season. His best result was a second-place showing - after starting 14 th - at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio. Wilson added a second podium finish at Eldora Speedway - after starting 23rd - and another third-place showing during a 360ci winged sprint car event at Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Other top fives include a run from 13th to fourth at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D., and a charge from 17th to fifth at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the World of Outlaws World Finals.

"The common theme for almost all of those nights was that we moved forward a lot," he said. "I think those were tracks where it slicked off and got technical and put it in the drivers' hands. Those races are all building blocks and our focus for the future is to record those type of results on a regular basis."

Wilson added a few Hard Charger Awards and some top 10s during prestigious events, including the Brad Doty Classic and Gettysburg Clash to name a couple.

Wilson also recently announced that Hercules Tires will be returning as a primary sponsor and that his 2019 schedule will be different than the last three years when he's been a full-time competitor on the World of Outlaws circuit.

"It's an honor to work with such a great company like Hercules Tires," he said. "We appreciate the relationship with the employees and dealers. When you're involved with good people and awesome products it makes our job a lot easier.

"I want to thank all of our marketing partners, my family and crew for the support. It's very challenging to complete a full season on the Outlaws tour so that's a great accomplishment for our team to have done that each of the last three years. We're looking forward to what next year holds."

SEASON STATS -

74 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 11 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 43 top 20s

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Ohio Logistics

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

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

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

 

 

SAVE THE DATES! Friday & Saturday February 1st & 2nd Racing Xtravaganza 2019 York Expo Arena York Fairgrounds, York PA

Back again for 2019, Racing Xtravaganza is ready to entertain race fans of all kinds during the 2-day motorsports expo. Every square foot of the historic York Expo Center will be filled with race cars, speedway schedules, merchandise vendors and more! Over 5,000 fans, race teams, drivers and business owners will crowd the halls and walkways, while anxiously awaiting the 2019 season openers!

Featured Highlights: BAPS Driver Cornhole Challenge Race Cars on Display Driver Meet n Greets Ms. Racing Xtravaganza Pageant 100s of Vendors Bricker's Concessions Premiere Area Racetracks Educational Seminars Fan Networking

Registration for vendors and race teams is now open. The Racing Xtravaganza Expo provides racing fans and companies a unique opportunity to reconnect during the off-season and support the race teams off the track. Reserve your spot for early bird registration and to be included in pre-event marketing materials. Check and Credit Card payments are available. Click on the Vendor Registration link shown to the right. The BAPS “Finishing First” Cornhole Challenge is back in 2019 and will feature 64 drivers as they compete, in a single player – double elimination, $1K to win, Drivers Challenge. New for 2019, the fans will have the chance to compete in the BAPS “Finishing First” Fan Challenge for a cash prize. Space is limited. Reserve your space today!

 

 

THAT'S A WRAP: 2018 Season Marks Another Successful Chapter for CJB Motorsports More Outlaw wins, strong runs and exposure for partners lead team into 2019 campaign

CARLISLE, PA. - November 19, 2018 - Another season has yielded success on multiple fronts for CJB Motorsports. The Pennsylvania based team contested the highly competitive World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule for the sixth consecutive year.

Coming off their best season as an organization in 2017, the expectations for 2018 were quite high. With driver David Gravel behind the wheel of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, Weikert's Livestock, JRC Transportation, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete #5 for a third season, the season began with strong runs at the annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. From there, the tour made it's first of two treks to the west coast by way of Texas and Nevada. Cancellations and postponements due to rain were, unfortunately, a common theme throughout the year.

Once the Outlaws returned from California, Gravel found victory lane at Cotton Bowl Speedway near Paige, Texas on April 26th. Less than a month later, Gravel returned to victory lane at Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt, Indiana. The #5 machine would claim victory at I-96 Speedway near Lake Odessa Michigan to open the month of June. The 4th victory of the season would occur on the last day of June at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway.

One month later, a 5th win at Ransomville (New York) Speedway gave the team added momentum heading into the month of August and the famed 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals. Gravel and the team dominated the event in 2017 but faced a more uphill battle in 2018 as they had to fight their way into the main event from the B-main.

"We went in to Knoxville with some high expectations," Gravel said. "I was very proud of how our team responded when we didn't get off to the best of starts. We fought back and made our way into the show. We then fought hard to score a top-10."

Following Knoxville, the series embarked on their second West Coast swing for the season. As the Outlaws snaked their way through states such as North Dakota, Montana, Washington, Oregon and California, the team pressed on. One final run through the Midwest and East Coast brought the tour to the World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am. Gravel finished out the season on a high note with a pair of top-10 finishes. With those finishes, CJB Motorsports secured the 3rd place spot in the final series points standings for the 5th time in the last six seasons.

For the final stat line, CJB tallied 71 starts in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series in 2018. Along the way, five wins were achieved along with 29 top-5's and 54 top-10's. The team also started two Arctic Car All Star Circuit of Champions events to begin the season and recorded a pair of top-5 finishes.

"Overall, it was a good season but disappointing based on what we had achieved in the prior year," Gravel said. "We had some highlights. One of them for me was the win at I-96. I really enjoyed the season and my time with CJB Motorsports. We won a lot of big races. One that sticks out to me was the National Open at Williams Grove. That one will stick with me because of what it meant to Barry (Jackson) and Chad (Clemens.) I wish the team well going forward."

Oklahoma native Shane Stewart will take over the wheel of the #5 machine beginning in 2019. Though a new driver fills the seat, the expectations will remain the same.

"We want to thank David and his family for being members of our team for the past three years," said Chad Clemens, on behalf of the Clemens family. "We had some exciting and memorable times and those couldn't have been made possible without the support of all of our wonderful partners. We look to 2019 to achieve even more of our goals. We also aim to continue to deliver outstanding value for our partners as they look to increase their brands' awareness."

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2018 STATS:

Events: 73

Quick Times: 4

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 31

Top-10's: 56

Heat Race Wins: 24

Dash Wins: 5

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

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

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy,Weikert's Live stock J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

Veal Leads Track Premiership as Farr and McInerney Confirm for Classic

The second round of the Parr Motorsports Premier Speedway Track Premiership was completed on Saturday night as a part of the Victorian Sprintcar Title which saw David Murcott complete back-to-back Title wins.

Jamie Veal’s consistency, with two runner-up finishes behind James McFadden in round one and now Murcott in round two, sees him lead the way with 296 points. McFadden (292 points) sits in second, just four points adrift of Veal, with Jye O’Keeffe sitting third on 290 points, having also displayed some impressive early season form.

Saturday’s win saw Murcott claim 150 points for the win as well as the bonus four points for the most laps led in the A-Main, this coupled with his 11th place finish on opening night now has him only 12 points behind Jamie Veal in fourth place, while rounding out the top five is 2018 Classic Champion Corey McCullagh with 280 points.

With the 4th Annual Max’s Race being the next Sprintcar event scheduled at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool the battle for the Parr Motorsports Track Premiership is sure to intensify with multiple rounds of World Series Sprintcars (December 29 and January 1) as well as the three nights of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic set to shake things up even more!

As always interest in the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic is high, and two more drivers have entered to be a part of what promises to be another thrilling installment of the South West Conveyancing backed event.

The East Coast Pipeline Racing Q7 of Robbie Farr is now entered for the Classic, which is arguably about the only ‘major’ the hard charging, former Aussie Champ is yet to secure!

Farr has a best result of third in 2016 while having also showed his class to record a second-place finish in the Australia-America Challenge Cup on night one of the 2009 Classic behind that particular years Classic Champion Brooke Tatnell.

In 2018 the Q7 entry finished 22nd in Friday’s A-Main before again making the Classic finale as a part of the Sunday night program, recording a 20th place finish.

In 2019 The potent Cool Chassis, Garrett Racing Engines combination will have support from long time partners Hi-Tec Oils, Cool Chassis, Golden City Trucks, Vermeer, Australia Wide Group and Revolution Racegear.

Joining Farr in the field will be another New South Welshman, Chris McInerney.

McInerney who hails from Young pilots the KRE Powered Triple X and has been somewhat of a semi-regular visitor to Sungold Stadium over the past couple of seasons.

Having finished 5th in the C-Main at this years Classic, McInerney will be looking for a strong qualifying night to set up his weekend.

For the journey south, McInerney will be supported by C-Mac Concrete, Mad Harry’s Steel, YPC – Young Powder Coating and Tilmac.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Mallett Wins Career-High Nine Races En Route to USCS Championship Sweep

Inside Line Promotions - GREENBRIER, Ark. (Nov. 19, 2018) - Jordon Mallett recorded a career-high nine victories on his way to winning the USCS Series national championship for the second straight year. The native of Greenbrier, Ark., also earned the Deep South Thunder, Mid-South Thunder and Southern Thunder regional titles that the USCS sanctions.

"It means quite a bit to us to win another title," he said. "We set out last year just to win a title and we did that. This year we just wanted to win races, with the mindset that if I did my job in the shop and in the seat that the points would take care of themselves and they did. I was really pleased that we were able to improve from last year and sweep the entire series. I didn't really get caught up in that during the season. I just worried about the win column. It did get a little bit close at the end and I realized that I needed to focus on the points a little bit because we were in too good of a position to throw that to the moon until we had fully wrapped it up."

Mallett showed great consistency all season, finishing among the top 10 in 42 of the 45 USCS races, with 29 of those being top-five performances. Overall, he garnered 45 top-10 finishes in 48 starts with 30 top-five performances. One of those strong runs came in the finale of the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., where Mallett finished a career-best sixth against a star-studded field.

"We only missed being in the top 10 three times all season and of those three times I either pulled in or crashed trying to win a race," he noted. "We were top 10 every night, other than those three and in those races something drastic happened. I'm really, really pleased with that. It gives me a lot of satisfaction because those stats include the big shows we ran. It really shows the consistency we found and how everything is working together. I'm very happy with the results, not just the wins and the championships, but the stats overall. To be in the top 10 all but three times is very encouraging to me."

Mallett picked up his first win of the season in April at I-75 Raceway in Tennessee. He followed that up with victories in May at Flomaton Speedway in Alabama and at Southern Raceway in Florida. In June, Mallett was triumphant at Swainsboro Raceway in Georgia and at Columbus Speedway in Mississippi. The month of July found the 25-year-old in the Winner's Circle at Dixie Speedway in Georgia and at Greenville Speedway in Mississippi. Mallett continued his winning ways in August at I-75 Raceway. The final victory of the season for the driver of the No. 14m came in September at the Talladega Short Track in Alabama.

"I started the year off wanting to at least win as many races as I did last year," he said. "More than that, I wanted to be in the hunt each night. If I couldn't win, I wanted to be running second or third. I wanted to be somebody that they knew when I pulled up to the race track was someone that could win. That was more of my mentality. I wanted to win as many races as possible and keep this car on the podium or worst-case, a top five every night.

"In the sprint car racing game, everything is so competitive and so if you can consistently run in the top three or top five, then you are doing things right. I wanted to be a very consistent contender each night. I'm a realist as well and know that you can't win every night. I just wanted to be in a position where at least I could think I could win every night and know that we were competitive with the winner each night."

Being a true racer, Mallett was already thinking about next season, even before he returned to his shop after the season finale at Bubba Raceway Park in Florida. With less than three months until the 2019 season kicks off in Florida, Mallett is hard at work.

"We have already started getting ready for next year," he said. "We got in late that Sunday night and by Monday we already had cars and motors out of the trailer. The offseason tear-down process has begun. It seems every year like the offseason gets shorter so the ball is already rolling to try to get everything lined up. We are busy in the shop and look to stay busy for the next couple of months."

Mallett would like to offer a special thanks to his wife, Madison, his parents, the entire team and all of his sponsors for their hard work and support in 2018.

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 9 wins, 30 top fives, 45 top 10s, 47 top 15s, 48 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSORS -

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

 

 

Dover Wrapping Up Season This Weekend in Arizona at Copper Classic

Inside Line Promotions - SPRINGFIELD, Neb. (Nov. 19, 2018) - Jack Dover is heading to sunny Arizona this weekend to wrap up his season.

The trip is nearly 20 hours each way from his shop in Nebraska to Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, which hosts the 3rd annual Copper Classic featuring the ASCS Southwest Region this Friday and Saturday.

"I want to get another race in before the end of the year and get away from this cold weather," he said. "We want to enjoy the weekend in nice, warm Arizona. One of our sponsors - SSS Motorsports - has a house in Phoenix so we'll spend some time down there in the sun."

This weekend will mark Dover's debut at Arizona Speedway, where he said his goal is simple.

"Win," he noted. "I need two more wins on the season. I haven't seen the place or watched any videos of the track. Someone told me it is like Park Jefferson and we run well there."

Dover is also pleased to announce that he has added a sponsor this weekend and throughout the 2019 season in Husker Diesel out of Gretna, Neb.

"They specialize in working on diesel pickups and engines," he said. "They are one of the best in Nebraska. My dad used them and now I do and our family is pleased with their services. Their forte is Chevy, but they can make them all run well."

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 12 wins, 24 top fives, 30 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the 3 rd annual Copper Classic with the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JackDoverRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackDoverRacing

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Carpet Land

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

"We are really excited to have Carpet Land back as part of our team," Dover said. "They've been a great supporter of racing in Nebraska and I can't wait to see them to Victory Lane a lot in 2018."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Date and Payout Information for $13,000 to Win NCRA Sprint Opener!

Park City, Kansas – November 19, 2018 - Official dates and payout information for the ninth annual “Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout” at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas has been released. This annual event will once again open the season for the National Championship Racing Association sprint car division, which will be entering their 30th consecutive season.

This three-day event will take place on Thursday – Saturday night, April 4-6, 2019 with an open practice session for sprint cars only on Thursday night from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Grandstand admission will be free and pit passes will be $20.

Friday night will see gates open at 5:00 PM with race time slated for 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission will be $25 for ages 12 and up; $10 for ages 6-11 while all pit passes just $35. Double heat races and feature will be on the race card with the feature winner earning $1500. This night’s program will have no bearing on any event on Saturday night.

Saturday night will once again see gates open at 5:00 PM with race time set for 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is again $25 for all ages 12 and up; $10 for ages 6-11 while all pit passes $35. Heat races, consolation and the championship feature finale will be on the race card.

Drivers MUST compete both nights to be eligible for full pay. Any driver competing Saturday night only can start no better than eleventh in the championship feature and run for half pay.

Driver information and payout posted below:

NCRA or ASCS rules

$100 entry fee for the weekend

Friday night format: Drivers will draw for heat race positions and compete in double heat races.

Friday night feature payout: A Feature: 1) $1500, 2) $1000, 3) $800, 4) $700, 5) $600, 6) $500, 7) $400, 8) $300, 9) $250, 10) $275, 11) $250, 12) $225, 13-20) $200

Saturday night format: All drivers will draw for heat race starting positions with heat races, consolation and championship feature on the docket.

Saturday Night Championship Feature: 1) $13,000, 2) $7000, 3) $4000, 4) $2500, 5) $2000, 6) $1500, 7) $1300, 8) $1000, 9) $1000, 10) $1000, 11) $900, 12) $900, 13) $900, 14) $900, 15) $800, 16) $800, 17) $800, 18) $800, 19) $700, 20) $700, 21-22) $600

Non-Qualifiers: $200 per car

Transponder rental is $10 for the weekend.

To keep up-to-date on all the happenings for the ninth annual “PCC/ACS,” keep viewed to the series official facebook page: NCRA Racing Series. You can also log onto the series official website www.racencra.com where you will soon find the complete 2019 schedule, official rules and more. Any questions concerning the series sprint car division or this event can be answered by calling the series office (316) 755-1781.

 

 

Tanner Carrick Charges to Sixth at November Classic in Bakersfield, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Tanner Carrick looks forward to racing in his home state of California, and with the USAC National Midget Series schedule wrapping up in the Golden State this week, Carrick showed out in front of family and friends as he picked up a sixth place finish during the November Classic.

“It is fun to race these Keith Kunz Midgets in California, and I am happy with how we performed against such a stout field of cars,” Tanner Carrick said.

With a loaded field on hand Saturday night as many were cutting laps in preparations for this week’s 78th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix, Carrick got his night started off by timing the CVC/TRD/Spike Chassis entry in 16th quickest in qualifying time trials.

In a bit of a stacked heat race, Carrick’s fifth place finish would force him into a ‘B’ Main capable of being a feature event on any given night. From the eighth starting position, the Lincoln, CA pilot sliced and diced his way around the Bakersfield Speedway as he would notch a second place finish and move into the 30-lap feature event.

Taking the green flag from the 13th starting position, Carrick would be extremely patient in the early stages of the race as the surface would throw some competitors off as cautions slowed the early flow.

Once the race settled in, Carrick came alive. Just as he did in the semi, Carrick was able to search around the Bakersfield Speedway and find some grip as he worked his way through the Top-10.

Battling with Chad Boat and KKM teammate, Spencer Bayston late in the race, Carrick would cap the start of a busy week off with a sixth place finish.

“It is a busy week for our team, and it is nice to get things kicked off with a good finish,” Carrick said. “Thanks to all of my guys for all of their hard work and putting so many fast KKM entries on the track. Looking forward to running Ventura this week during Turkey Night.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-38, Wins-2, Top 5’s-15, Top 10’s-26

ON TAP: Tanner Carrick will take part in the 78th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix this Wednesday and Thursday night in Ventura, CA where he will compete in both a KKM Midget as well as his Tanner Carrick Racing Sprint Car.

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

 

 

Trombley Crowned CRSA Champion Friday Night At Vernon Downs

For Immediate Release November 19th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations - Toby LaGrange

Vernon, NY - The 2018 SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series concluded their season Friday evening with the annual awards banquet. The banquet, which was held in conjunction with the Patriot Sprint Tour, was once again held at the beautiful Vernon Downs and Casino banquet room in Vernon, New York.

A large crowd gathered as the stars and cars of the CRSA were awarded for their 2018 season accomplishments. In all, over $14,000 was given out to CRSA Sprint Car Series competitors which was more money overall than in 2017. The CRSA portion of the event was emceed by Toby LaGrange.

Following dinner, the 2018 sponsors were each awarded with appreciation plaques. The 2018 sponsors include SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment (Paul Cole), Kennedy Towing & Service (Cliff Kraft), Algonquin Motel, Powder Tech Powder Coating (Hard Luck Award), Maguire Family of Dealerships, Magsarus Ignitions (Electrifying Move of the Race), ProFab Enterprises (Mike VanDusen), Star Headlight & Lantern Company and CNY Power Sports (Mike Potter).

Paul Cole and SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment donated a generator and power washer that were raffled off to the crowd. Prestige Pool and Spa donated a spa that was raffled off to one lucky driver who finished in the top ten in the overall CRSA point standings. The winner was Justin Mills.

Mills was the first award winner of the night. The teenager from Middletown area of New York was crowned the 2018 CRSA Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year. After scoring his first top ten in the season opener at the Orange County Fair Speedway and then his first of what would be three top five finishes in the third round of the series at the Woodhull Raceway, Justin Mills showed early on that he is a star of the rise. Mills finished the 2018 season fifth in the overall points, one spot ahead of his main Rookie challenger – Jesse Pruchnik.

Pruchnik brought home a pair of special awards. The 15-year-old from Connecticut earned the CRSA Dedicated Service Award and the CRSA Newcomer of the Year Award. Other Special Award winners included Jeff Trombley (CRSA Sportsmanship Award), Peter Dance (CRSA Tough Luck Award), Warren Alexson (CRSA Mechanic of the Year Award), Johnny Kolosek (CRSA Best Appearing Car Award), Jerry Sehn (CRSA Perseverance Award) and Heidi Mosher and Tom Poole (CRSA Service Awards).

Following the CRSA Special Awards, the CRSA Mini-Series Awards were handed out.

In the Algonkin Motel Mini Series (Afton Motorsports Park/Thunder Mountain Speedway), Tyler Jashembowski picked up the championship over Dalton Herrick, Trombley, Dustin Purdy and Dana Wagner.

The Kennedy’s Towing Northway 90 Challenge Mini-Series (Fonda Speedway/Albany-Saratoga Speedway) title went to Trombley over Thomas Radivoy, Emily VanInwegen, Dana Wagner and Mills.

Radivoy would bring home his second straight Hard Clay Challenge Mini-Series (Orange County Fair Speedway), presented by Mike Emhoff Motorsports. Scott Flammer would finish second with Trombley, Jashembowski and Pruchnik rounding out the top five.

Darryl Ruggles won the SuperGen Products/Champion Power Equipment CRSA/Land of Legends Challenge Series (Land of Legends Raceway) title. His three A-Main wins in five events were enough to hold off the challenges of Brandyn Griffin, Radivoy, Dan Bennett, Trombley, Erik Karlson, Kolosek, VanInwegen, Jashembowski and Mike Jackson.

The final awards to be handed out were for the top 12 in the final overall CRSA Sprint Car Series points. Positions 6-12 were the first to be called off. Claiming those positions were Griffin, Tyler Cartier, Wagner, Ruggles, Kolosek, Sehn and Pruchnik.

After a brief break, an “Open Red”, if you will, the top five drivers were introduced by LaGrange.

Mills would finish the season fifth in the final overall standings. One of the young guns of the CRSA, Justin brought home top five finishes at the Woodhull Raceway on June 9th, Albany-Saratoga Speedway on July 13th and Fonda Speedway on September 15th. In addition, he picked up seven top ten finishes.

Finishing in the fourth position was VanInwegen. The Sparrow Bush, New York driver picked up top five finishes at the Land of Legends Raceway on June 22nd and at the Thunder Mountain Speedway during the season finale event on October 5th. She also brought home ten top ten finishes.

Jashembowski kicked off the podium finishers with his third-place honors. Tyler visited victory lane on June 29th at the Afton Raceway, on his way to the Alogonkin Motel Mini-Series championship. He scored top five finishes at the Woodhull Raceway on June 9th, at Orange County on August 25th and at Thunder Mountain on October 5th. Tyler also brought home 10 top ten finishes.

Thomas Radivoy came in second in the final 2018 overall point standings. Thomas kicked off the 2018 season with a win at the Orange County Fair Speedway on May 5th. From there he picked up another win at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway on September 14th and would score four more top five finishes. He added 12 top 10 finishes to his 2018 resume.

For the second consecutive season, Jeff Trombley was crowned CRSA Sprint Car Series champion.

Winning back to back championships is nothing new for Jeff Trombley. Afterall, the Altamont native won the Fonda Speedway Modified title in back to back seasons – 2001/2002. The 2018 season would see Trombley visit victory lane a total of three times, which is two more times than in 2017.

His three wins came at three very different race tracks. Two of them being on the half-miles of the Land of Legends Raceway on May 26th and the Fonda Speedway on June 30th and one on June 9th at the bullring known as the Woodhull Raceway. He also brought home 10 top five finishes and 14 top ten finishes.

CRSA Series Director Peter Meskill also informed the crowd that the 2018 CRSA Schedule should be between 12-14 races and will include five stops at the Land of Legends Raceway (including a big double header weekend in September), a double header weekend at the Fonda Speedway and Glen Ridge Motorsports Park and an initial appearance at the Weedsport Speedway on Memorial Day – Monday, May 27th.

For more information on the CRSA Sprint Car Series and their 2019 season, please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprintcars.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

Constituents Announce Formation of Sprint Car Council Sanctioning Bodies, Tracks, Car Owners and Drivers Unite

Nov. 19, 2018 – In an effort to advance the sport of sprint car racing, constituents from across the country representing sanctioning bodies, tracks, car owners, chassis builders and drivers have announced the formation of a sprint car council. It is believed to be the first of its kind in the sprint car industry.

The intent and purpose of the council is to improve communication among all constituents in the sprint car industry. The council will work together, focusing on car and track safety initiatives, improving consistency in rules, maintaining costs, enforcing suspensions across all tracks and series, and advancing the holistic improvement of sprint car racing for drivers, team owners, series, tracks and fans.

The council will not act as a governing body. The decision to adjust rules, adapt safety measures, enforce suspensions or otherwise will ultimately be decided at the respective series, track and car owner level.

“Many people in the industry are aware that we had a vision and goal to assemble a council when we met in August during the Knoxville Nationals,” said Tony Stewart, who represents the All Star Circuit of Champions as a series owner. “I am extremely excited about the enthusiasm and participation from our members. This is a great opportunity for all of us to improve sprint car racing for years to come.”

The council will represent individuals from tracks and series representing all geographical areas of the United States. Such individuals will actively participate in sub-councils which will focus on the following disciplines: track safety, car/chassis safety, aerodynamics and forward-looking rules changes.

“Since 1978, the World of Outlaws has been a leader in sprint car racing, and we are pleased to expand on that role with the sprint car council,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter. “Going back 10 years with our stakeholders group, the World of Outlaws has strived to bring the industry closer and to strengthen the foundation of sprint car racing while keeping an eye toward the future. We hope through the sprint car council all the parties can learn from each other to continue enhancing the sport we all love.”

The council will meet four times per year, at a minimum, with to-be-determined dates in February, August, November and December.

Participating members of the council include: All Star Circuit of Champions, American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), Attica Raceway Park, BAPS Motor Speedway, Barry Jackson (crew chief CJB Motorsports and chassis builder), Daryn Pittman (driver), Empire Super Sprints (ESS), IRA Sprints, Jackson Motorplex, John Darby (consultant), Kevin Nouse (PA 358 Sprints), Knoxville Raceway, Lincoln (PA) Speedway, Mark Chevalier (team owner and engineer), Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA), National Sprint League (NSL), Ryan Hand (former crew chief), Paul McMahan (driver), Port Royal Speedway, POWRi, POWRi WAR Sprint Car League, Skagit Speedway, Upper Midwest Sprint Series (UMSS), United States Auto Club (USAC), WI MSA 360 sprints, World Of Outlaws and Williams Grove Speedway.

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY DRIVERS RECEIVE AWARDS AT BANQUET

For Immediate Release Orrville, Ohio By Mike Swanger

The Pines Golf Course Banquet room was filled to capacity Saturday night as four Wayne County Speedway champions and the top ten drivers in each class received their 2018 awards. In the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprints, Jordan Ryan collected his first Wayne County Speedway championship as he posted two feature wins and two second place finishes along with two fourth and fifth place runs and total up 484 points for the crown. Along with the trophy, a jacket and a big picture of his car, Pine Tree Towing & Recovery gave Ryan a brand new drivers suit. Danny Mumaw would be the runner up with 470 points with three feature wins and five heat wins which was the most in the Sprints as it was his 7th straight finish in the top ten. Trey Jacobs would make it into the top ten in points for the first time with 451 points as he grabbed two second place finishes to best his nine top 10 finishes to take third in the points. For the second year in a row, Tyler Dunn would finish fourth in the points with 418 markers as his eight top tens were highlighted by a season best second place finish. Also chalking up his 7th straight year in the top ten, Nick Patterson ended up the season with 382 points for his fifth place finish as he racked up four top tens lead by a 3rd place finish. Picking up the rookie of the year, Henry Malcuit was sixth in the points with 358 points with a best placing of 8th and finished in the top 15 in ten of the 11 points races. Seventh place finisher was Steve Butler with 339 markers with 2 top tens in his second straight year in the top ten. Clay Riney has made the top ten in all four of his race seasons at WCS and this year his 310 points put him 8th in the standings with a third place besting his 4 top tens. Taking ninth in the points was Brad Haudenschild with 294 points with two top tens and filling out the top ten was Troy Kingan as he posted his 5th straight top ten with 260 points.

Ryan Markham would collect his 6th Wayne County Speedway championship and all the perks as his 11 top tens were led by two feature wins, three seconds and fourths, a third, a fifth and an eighth along with five heat wins to top the Kar Connection Super Late Models with 520 points. Markham also won the Attica Raceway Park/ Wayne County Speedway Challenge for the third time in five years. Brad Malcuit, a five time track champion, would be second in the points with 474 points topped by two seconds, two thirds and two fifth in his nine top tens. J R Gentry would gather in third place with 418 markers for his 7th straight year in the top ten as he notched a win along with a 3rd, 5th, 6th and 9th in his five top tens. For the first time ever, D J Miller scored a top ten placing as his 7 top tens highlighted by two fifth place runs gave him 413 points for fourth. Mitch Caskey's six top tens with a best finish of 3rd earned him 394 points and fifth place along with the rookie of the year for the Late Models plus he won the Never Ever Won (NEW) race and also finished third in the ARP/WCS challenge. Taking sixth place was Charlie Duncan with 392 markers as he had five top tens with a best finish of second with a 4th and fifth backing that up for his 7th straight top ten spot. In his first year at WCS, Craig Hartong scored a 7th place in the final standings with 388 points with a 7th place race finish topping his six top tens. Cody Scott ended the season in 8th place with 359 points with 2 wins in his seven top tens and taking second in the ARP/WCS challenge. Ninth place in the point standings went to Jerry Aber with 346 points as he scored four top tens with a fourth being his best race finish in his fourth straight top ten finish. Rounding out the top ten was Jim Nicely with his fifth straight top ten season with 313 points collecting four top tens during the season with a seventh place best finish.

The only driver to repeat as track champion was Bob Daugherty as his season high CorBon Super Stock four feature wins, four seconds and three thirds with seven heat wins totaled up to eleven top tens and 556 points to gather in all of the awards for his third overall crown and his fourth top ten finish in seven seasons. Runner up Brandon Craver scored 504 points with eleven top tens with three seconds and three thirds and five heat wins spotlighting his third straight season in the top ten. T A Perrine wrapped up the season in third with 491 points as he posted the biggest win of the season by winning the Danny Gardner Memorial. He also had a second and two thirds in his ten top tens in his second straight top ten season. Three wins and seven top tens lead the way for Paul Holmes to finish fourth with 476 points and his third consecutive top ten. Gary Hensel Jr. racked up 9 top tens with a third place best finish and five fourth place runs to score 469 points for his fifth place final spot in his 4th straight top ten. Reaching his 7th straight top ten, Tyler Nicely totaled 451 markers with nine top tens and two fourth place runs to secure sixth place. Two second place race finishes in eight top tens placed Jordan James in seventh with 416 points and the second year in a row being in the top ten. Don Rutt made it into the top ten for the first time as his four top tens gathered him 392 points for eighth place in the standings. Scoring a ninth place in the standings was Chris Albright as hid two fifth place runs topped his 6 top ten events for 359 points for his 5th top ten in a row. Wrapping up the top ten was Dustin Daugherty with 356 points from his six top tens for his first top ten.

The WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock championship was won by Jordan James as he claimed four checkered flags along with a 2nd, 3rd, 4th and a 6th with two fifths added in for 534 points and his first championship at Wayne County Speedway. Doug Hensel ended up in the runner up position with 532 points as his 11 top tens were highlighted by a win, four seconds, three thirds and a season high eight heat wins on his way to a 6th straight top ten. Third place was claimed by Brad Hensel who scored 518 points in nine top tens that was lead by four feature wins, a second and three thirds to put him in the top ten for the sixth consecutive season. Wes Staley took fourth with 495 points on his nine top tens with a win and three seconds topping his season in his fourth top ten in a row. Cory Staley ended the season in fifth place with 485 points with a win and three seconds highlighting his second straight top ten season. Finishing the year in sixth place was Dustin Bedlion with nine top tens with a fourth place feature finish his best for 446 points. Six top tens and finishes of third, fifth, seventh and 3 eighths gave Stephen Crowe 415 points and 7th in the final points. Taylor Mazzoleni piled up 394 points with four top tens topped by two 6th place finishes for eighth in the point standings. Tying for ninth place were Michael Stewart and Wayne Newbury as both had four top tens with Stewart's best finish of fourth and Newbury's best was fifth place in race action. Both drivers gathered in 390 points.

The Super Stock 'Summer Series' crown went to Dustin Daugherty as in the four race series he compiled 162 points with finishes of two thirds, one fourth and ninth. Brandon Craver was second with 156 tallies on a second, fourth, eighth and tenth. Third went to Gary Hensel Jr. with 154 points as he recorded finishes of third, fourth, fifth and thirteenth.

In the Mini Stock 'Summer Series' Brad Hensel claimed the title as he started the series off with a 17th place finish and then reeled of three straight wins to pile up 177 points for the crown. Jordan James was second with 155 points on the strength of a win and two seconds while Dustin Bedlion took third with 136 points on finishes of fourth, seventh, 11th and 19th.

Watch for news and schedule announcements in the near future for Wayne County Speedway for the 2019 racing season.

Jason and Kristin Flory and all of the staff want to thank all the fans, the drivers and the crews for a great 2018 season.

 

 

Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports To Hit World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Tour in 2019

PETERSEN MEDIA- As progress for the 2019 season is well underway at Roth Motorsports, the Fresno, CA based team is thrilled to announce that former World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion, Daryn Pittman, will take over the controls of the famed No. 83 entry in 2019 as the team will embark on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series trail.

“We are extremely pleased to have a talented driver like Daryn Pittman in our stable in 2019,” Car Owner, Dennis Roth said. “We are going to be out on the road fulltime in 2019 and I think we will have a very successful season. Thank you to everyone who continues to support Roth Motorsports.”

Pittman is no stranger to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule as he has spent the last six years piloting the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 9 entry on the tour, a stint that included the 2013 Series Championship as well as 47 feature event wins as he currently sits 10th on the series’ All-Time wins list with 81 Triumphs.

Pittman got his first shot at the road back in 1999 and as a youngster he was able to pick up some prestigious wins including the King’s Royal (2008), the Historical Big One (2003), the Gold Cup Race of Champions (2006), and the Summer Nationals (2006) to name a few.

In between his travels, the 40-year old from Owasso, OK made a cameo in Pennsylvania where he would be adopted by the PA Posse. Competing aboard the Mike Heffner owned No. 27 entry, Pittman was very successful winning numerous races in the Keystone State including a pair of Mitch Smith Memorial’s as well as a Keystone Cup title.

2018 saw Pittman have another extremely solid year on the tour as he was able to pocket nine WoO wins and finish fourth in the series standings, momentum that both he and Roth Motorsports are hoping will carry over into 2019.

“First, I would like to thank Kasey Kahne and everyone associated with Kasey Kahne Racing for six great years on the road in the No. 9 car,” Pittman said. “To win a World of Outlaws Championship and win a ton of races will certainly always be a very special part of my career that I truly do cherish and I wish KKR the best moving forward.”

Pittman would continue.

“With that said, I am extremely excited for a new chapter in 2019 in joining Roth Motorsports and continuing on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour. The No. 83 is a very iconic car that I am excited to drive, and I am looking forward to the challenge of finding success and putting this car in victory lane where it belongs. I cannot thank Dennis and Teresa Roth, Todd Ventura, and everyone at Roth Motorsports enough for this opportunity.”

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

ON TAP: Daryn Pittman and Roth Motorsports will kick the 2019 season off this February in Florida during Florida Speedweek.

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

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

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Jeff Wesell – Hepfner Racing Products
November 15, 2018

While existing HRP8811-A75-HD style top wing posts are considered extraordinary to other versions of top wing posts, have continually met rigorous specifications and have no documented failures in standard use, Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) has worked in conjunction with The Sprint Car Safety Council on an even superior sprint car top wing post using a heat treating process during manufacturing, which after thorough testing and review has been approved for use by The Sprint Car Safety Council and most all National sanctioned series and tracks beginning at the start of the 2019 season. These revised posts will now have a recognizable proprietary “approved” decal along with stamped “H” and as such will be the only HRP manufactured top wing post sold.

Owners of current (non-labeled) HRP8811-A75-HD top wing posts should check with their sanctioning series/track as to their specifications and rules for 2019 as they still may be allowed for competition.

As a commitment to the sprint car industry and our valued customers, HRP is initiating an Exchange Program for new, unaltered, uninstalled HRP8811-A75-HD top wing posts purchased prior to November 13th, 2018. Owners of this existing top wing post/s may return them to HRP for a revised and approved version through June 29th, 2019. Upon receipt of these posts, HRP will send a matching quantity of revised and approved posts which will carry the affixed approval decal. Again, only brand new, unaltered, uninstalled posts (part# HRP8811-A75-HD) will be exchanged. Those posts returned that have been used, altered or marked in any fashion will not be accepted as part of this exchange program nor will be returned to the sender.

Posts eligible for exchange should be sent to:
Hepfner Racing Products
Top Post Exchange
2133 Constitution Avenue
Hartford, WI 53027

It is prudent that you include a note inside of any and all packaging that includes your name, shipping address and contact information. Any posts or packaging received at HRP without that information will not be exchanged or returned. Please also properly package those posts you wish to exchange as to prevent damage or loss in shipping. HRP will exchange all properly received posts free of charge including return shipping of the exchanged posts. Customers will be responsible for shipping charges of their post to HRP.

Program will end on June 29th, 2019. Any requests received post marked past that date will not be eligible. If you have any questions regarding this program please contact us at (262) 457-5015

Information posted at: http://www.hrpracing.com/hrpmediacenter

 

ULTIMATE PRI TRADE SHOW PLANNING TOOL AVAILABLE NOW
-- Mobile app includes comprehensive exhibitor list, event schedule and exclusive money-saving Show specials --

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2018) – The PRI Trade Show mobile app, available now at no cost at pri2018.com/mobile , offers attendees the best, most comprehensive tool to help prepare for the annual trade show taking place Dec. 6-8, 2018, in Indianapolis, IN. With a list of all exhibitors, seminars, VIP appearances, Show specials and even a visitor’s guide to Indy, the app gives Showgoers everything they need to plan and get the most out of the upcoming event.

Nowhere else can PRI attendees create a personalized Show plan, on the go, while also accessing details for dining and entertainment options in downtown Indianapolis. New this year is a listing of exclusive specials that exhibitors are offering only during the three-day PRI Trade Show. Show specials have been proven to help exhibitors generate increased traffic and sales at trade shows, and can be added by exhibitors through their online dashboard.

“The PRI mobile app provides easy access to all the features of the PRI Show Planner from the Show floor all in the palm of your hand,” said Bill Miller, PRI General Manager. “While walking the Show floor and throughout the three days of the Show, it’s important to have a planning tool that can go with you wherever you are. The mobile app is the one tool that all attendees should download and start using now.”

Features of the 2018 PRI Show mobile app include:

Ability to search all exhibitors by name or product category
Ability to search all events by name, date, speakers and tracks
List of exhibitor seminars, searchable by exhibitor, seminar title, date/time and location
Interactive Show floor plan
Show Planner to create and organize your agenda
Guide to Indy, complete with information on transportation, parking, dining options and more
Feeds of the official PRI Show social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn

This year’s PRI Trade Show will feature over 1,100 companies exhibiting in more than 3,300 booths, showcasing the latest developments in auto racing technology. Tens of thousands of buyers from all 50 states and 70 countries will be on hand to conduct business and discover innovative solutions.

In addition, the days leading up to and including the PRI Show, which have come to be known as Race Industry Week, will offer a range of motorsports-related activities in and around the Indiana Convention Center beginning on Monday, December 3. Numerous conferences, seminars and other special events will offer unlimited business opportunities and provide invaluable insight on the latest technologies and how to apply them throughout the racing world.

To register for the 2018 PRI Trade Show, log on to pri2018.com.

About Performance Racing Industry
Since its inception in 1986, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has served as the motorsports industry's key source for trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies, and more. Through its monthly business magazine, Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN, motorsports industry members from all over the world remain in tune with the worldwide racing marketplace. For more information, visit performanceracing.com or pri2018.com.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Unveils 2019 Schedule of Events

OSWEGO, NY (November 15, 2018) - Oswego Speedway officials have released an action-packed, three division schedule of events for the track’s upcoming 69th season of racing which will begin with its 69th annual edition of Opening Day scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2019.

In 2019, Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS competitors will once again embark on a ten-race ‘Road to the Championship’ which will kick off in May and continue through the month of August leading up to the 63rd edition of ‘Classic Weekend’ penciled in for August 30 through September 1.

Joining the familiar Supermodified and Small Block Supermodified classes this coming season is the speedway’s new 350 Supermodified division which will replicate the rules package of the 350 Supers currently in competition at New Hampshire’s Star Speedway.

“We’re looking forward to 2019,” said track owner John Torrese. “We recently announced some rule changes in hopes of providing stability and growth for the Supermodifieds and SBS moving forward while also adding the 350 Super class, which is our first new division at the speedway in about 20 years. Despite these changes, the schedule still highlights some of our most valued events and traditions. We’re really excited to see how it all plays out and hope to find our fans back in their seats supporting Oswego Speedway beginning with the 69th edition of Opening Day on May 25.”

The 350 Supermodifieds will join the Supermodifieds and SBS for eight of the ten regular shows held as part of the track’s 2019 schedule with the first 350 Supermodified champion in speedway history set to be decided at season’s end.

Following the speedway’s Open Practice session on Saturday, May 18, Oswego’s 69th annual Opening Day will take place a week later on May 25 and again feature Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50 feature events for the Novelis Supermodifieds, the Tony White Memorial 35 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS, plus the first ever 350 Supermodified Memorial Weekend 35.

As of press time, the speedway currently has the 1st of June penciled in to potentially serve as an additional race date in 2019, with details remaining in the works at this time. Continue to check OswegoSpeedway.com for more information.

Two weeks after the Twin 50’s, the track will be back with more double feature action for the Novelis Supermodifieds in the form of Twin 35’s which will be held alongside a 30-lap main event for the Pathfinder Bank SBS. The 350 Supermodifieds will receive the night off on June 8.

June 15 will bring the first regular ‘Road to the Championship’ event of the 2019 season featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Supermodifieds which will run 50, 30 and 35-laps respectively as part of all regular shows this coming season.

On June 22, the track will go dormant in observation of high school graduation before the gates swing back open for a busy four week stretch beginning with the return of the Independence Weekend ‘Grand Prix’ on Saturday, June 29.

For the final event of June, the Novelis Supermodifieds will compete in a 75-lap main, the Pathfinder Bank SBS class will expand it’s race length to 35-laps, and the 350 Supermodifieds will also be contesting in a 35-lap feature. Fireworks will conclude the program.

Once again, three events in three weeks will be held in the month of July beginning with two regular ‘Road to the Championship’ shows on July 6 and July 13 both of which will feature all three of Oswego Speedway’s 2019 divisions.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 20 which will bring the 33rd edition of the 75-lap, $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified feature event plus the $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS 35-lap feature and the first ever Mr. 350 Supermodified 35.

The speedway will be off on Saturday, July 27 for Harborfest as well as the ISMA Hy-Miler held at the Sandusky Speedway in Ohio.

On August 3, the track will roar back to life with its fan favorite ‘Retro Night’ program featuring a Novelis Supermodified 45, a Pathfinder Bank SBS 30, plus the speedway Old Timer’s Reunion held at Lighthouse Lanes before the start of on track action. The 350 Supers will be off on August 3.

Yet another fan favorite event is scheduled for August 10 as Family Night will commence featuring a Novelis Supermodified 50, Twin 20’s for the Pathfinder Bank SBS, and a 35-lap main event for the 350 Supermodifieds. Activities for kids including bounce houses, driver autographs and more will take place prior to the start of on-track action.

The ten race title fight will come to a close on Saturday, August 17 which will see the return of $5 admission Track Championship Night featuring championship events for the Novelis Supermodifieds, Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Supermodifieds set at 50, 30 and 35-laps in distance.

After a week off, the 63rd edition of Budweiser International Classic Weekend will be held Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1.

Classic Weekend on the fast 5/8th’s will begin with Pole Day on Friday, August 30 featuring qualifying for the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS with the traditional ‘Party in the Pits’ to follow. It is anticipated that more racing will be added to the Friday program. Continue to check OswegoSpeedway.com for updates.

For ‘Super Saturday’ on August 31, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be back for the fourth time in as many years showcasing the 150-lap, $12,000 to win Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonald’s alongside the 60-lap Bud Light ISMA Supernationals for the winged Supermodifieds.

Sunday, September 1 will bring the 63rd running of the $15,000 to win Budweiser International Classic 200 for the Novelis Supermodifieds, the 28th running of the Bud Light Classic 75 for the Pathfinder Bank SBS, plus the second annual 350 Supermodified Classic.

After Classic Weekend, the dirt will go back down for Super DIRT Week XLVIII at the ‘Clay Palace,’ set for October 9 through October 13.

Time schedules, grandstand pricing, and more for the 2019 schedule will be announced over the course of the next several weeks.

For those wishing to renew Classic or season ticket packages, you will have until Saturday, May 1 to contact Paul at oswegospeedway@gmail.com. Payment for Classic tickets will be due mid-summer.

Those who need to renew their Classic Weekend camping spaces have until Monday, December 31. You can also do this by sending the track an email at oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

Several ‘Fast Friday’ testing sessions are planned prior to Open Practice on May 25. It is anticipated that the track will be ready by mid-April. You can email oswegospeedway@gmail.com to sign up for potential testing slots.

Rule changes for the 2019 season which include Supermodified wing specs, Small Block Super crate engine specs, and the rules for the new 350 Supermodified class can be found at OswegoSpeedway.com.

An updated 2019 rule book will be available in PDF form in the coming weeks and can be located at OswegoSpeedway.com as well. This rule book will detail rules packages for all three classes, plus point structure, purse information, and more.

Driver registration for the Novelis Supermodified, Pathfinder Bank SBS and 350 Supermodified divisions will be open to competitors no later than Monday, December 3.

Oswego Speedway is actively seeking a 350 Supermodified division sponsor plus race night sponsors for all three divisions. If interested in joining our marketing program, you may contact Paul Conzone at pconzone@oswegospeedway.com, or Steve Quonce at squonce@oswegospeedway.com.

Representatives from the speedway will also be on hand at this weekend’s 38th annual National Parts Peddler Trade Show held at the New York State Fairgrounds November 16, 17 and 18. Stop by and see Paul or Steve for 2019 schedule cards as well as marketing information.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

2019 Schedule of Events - Oswego Speedway’s 69th Season (Subject to Change):

Saturday, May 18th - Open Practice Session (All Registered Cars)

Saturday, May 25th - 69th annual Opening Day - Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50’s, Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial 35, 350 Supermodified Memorial Weekend 35

Saturday, June 1st - Details TBA

Saturday, June 8th - Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s and Pathfinder Bank SBS 30

Saturday, June 15th - Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS 30, 350 Supermodified 35

Saturday, June 22nd - OFF / High School Graduation

Saturday, June 29th - Novelis Supermodified ‘Grand Prix’ 75, Pathfinder Bank SBS ‘Grand Prix’ 35, 350 Supermodified 35

Saturday, July 6th - Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS 30, 350 Supermodified 35

Saturday, July 13th - Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS 30, 350 Supermodified 35

Saturday, July 20th - $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified 75, $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS 35, Mr. 350 Supermodified 35

Saturday, July 27th - OFF / Harborfest Weekend and Sandusky Speedway Hy-Miler

Saturday, August 3rd - ‘Retro Night’ Novelis Supermodified 45 and Pathfinder Bank SBS 30 plus Old Timer’s Reunion

Saturday, August 10th - Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS Twin 20’s, 350 Supermodified 35

Saturday, August 17th - Track Championship Night - Novelis Supermodified 50, Pathfinder Bank SBS 30, 350 Supermodified 35

Saturday, August 24th - OFF / Classic Week Begins!

CLASSIC WEEKEND

Thursday, August 29th - Oswego Kartway Classic

Friday, August 30th - Classic Friday ‘POLE DAY’ - More info TBA

Saturday, August 31st - Classic Saturday - 4th annual Toyota Mod Classic 150 presented by McDonald’s for NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, 60-lap Bud Light ISMA Supernationals for Winged Supermodifieds

Sunday, September 1st - Classic Sunday - 63rd annual Budweiser International Classic 200 for Supermodifieds, 28th annual Bud Light Classic 75 for Small Block Supermodifieds, 2nd annual 350 Supermodified Classic

Monday, September 2nd - Classic Weekend Rain Date

Wednesday, October 9 - Sunday, October 13 - NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLVIII

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY REVISED 2019 SCHEDULE

(Perris, CA, November 15, 2018) Perris Auto Speedway has revised it’s 2019 racing schedule.

Changes to the tracks original 24th season schedule are as follows.

The World of Outlaws – USAC/CRA Sprint Car race has been moved from March 9th to March 30th. The PASSCAR Stock Car Series and IMCA Modifieds take over the March 9th date. The PASSCAR Champions Night has moved from November 16th to October 26th. The Night of Destruction Series will now be seven dates in 2019.

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

February 9th “Opening Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

February 23rd LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction I: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

March 9th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

March 30th Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

April 13th “Sokola Shootout” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

April 27th LKQ Pick Your Part Presents Night of Destruction II: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts American Cancer Society Night Benefiting the “Up Down ‘n Dirty 4 a Cure Mud Run

May 4th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 26th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

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

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

*** Schedule Subject to Change

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

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

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

Twitter: Perris Auto Speedway on Twitter.

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

Website: http://perrisautospeedway.com/

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

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

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

 

 

All Stars hit NSW for the first time this season

The West Coast Concreting King of the River starts to take shape with Round 3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series this Saturday night at Heartland Raceway, Moama; with a solid field of 23 cars contesting the big half mile oval for the first time this season. Currently King of the River points are tied for 1st between SA44 Daniel vans and V29 Michael Tancredi with 543, next is SA33 Mark Caruso – 532, SA96 Brendan Guerin – 526 and V4 Phil Lock – 522 rounding out the top 5. Only 21 points difference between the top 5. $2500 on the line for the winner points for the A Main will be very important from now on.

Tancredi goes into the round with confidence after taking out the win last weekend at Murray Bridge Speedway. “I absolutely love Moama, it is one of my favourite tracks and I’m really looking forward to getting there.” said Tancredi at the Presentation last Saturday night. SA33 Mark Caruso will have a score to settle after being beaten in the dying stages last weekend by Tancredi and will be working towards nothing less than a win. Current Series leader is SA44 Dan Evans and with a win and a third already under his belt will be keen to continue these solid results. Making the trip for the first time with the series from Broken Hill is SA96 Brendan Guerin. Guerin’s hard charging style will suite the half mile oval. Chris Solomon’s V83 makes a return after missing the first 2 rounds. V78 Chris Campbell, V6 Eddie Lumbar & young Jordyn Charge’s V60 have all been competing at 410ci meetings this season but are slotting their 360’s in for the weekend and will mix it up with the All Star regulars.

With all the regular All Star giveaways, autograph signing and crowd involvement and plenty of on track action make sure you come and be part of the excitement. On track action at Heartland Raceway, Moama this Saturday night November 17th from 5.30 for Engine Starts & Hot Laps.

 

 

DRIVERS HONORED AS THE 2018 MSCS SEASON WRAPS UP

Haubstadt, IN - November 14, 2018 - The Midwest Sprint Car Series Awards Week concluded on November 7th. The various awards provided to honor the top drivers and thus finalize the 2018 season have been distributed. The top ten drivers received their point fund checks. Carson Short of Marion, IL, captured his very first MSCS crown. The check representing the champion’s portion of the Hoosier Tire sponsored MSCS Points fund was for $3,000. Carson Short was actually presented with the MSCS Driver Championship trophy prior to the Harvest Cup in October at Tri-State Speedway. Richard Short was honored as the series Championship Car Owner. Embroidered award jackets from Hoosier Tire were also provided to honor the champions In route to the championship, Carson Short supported his two feature victories with another dozen top ten feature finishes. The two wins were at Lincoln Park Speedway and Kickapoo Speedway. Short won five heat races and was second another five times. When and where there was a race he was in it! Eric Perrott of Sumner, IL, was awarded the MSCS Rookie of the Year trophy and a Hoosier jacket trackside at the Harvest Cup. Perrott finished in twelfth place in overall series points. He received a check for $750 as the Rookie of the Year. Perrott also received a valuable certificate towards the purchase of a custom driver’s uniform from Hinchman Indy Racing Uniforms. Each season Hinchman sponsors this award in support of the MSCS driver development program. Beautiful rosewood plaques were provided to drivers placing second to fifth in points. Donny Brackett finished as the runner-up in points. That was his best season to date. The runner-up spot in points was not decided until the final race. Rival Brandon Mattox finished third in season points. Mattox was also third in the standings in 2017. Robert Ballou and Aric Gentry received fourth and fifth place plaques. The remainder of the top ten drivers included Kent Schmidt, Garrett Aitken, Kyle Cummins, Collin Ambrose, and Stephen Schnapf. Chase Stockon finished eleventh, just missing a spot in the top ten. Champion Carson Short also received a plaque from MSCS for being the 2018 Hard Charger of the Year. The award goes to the driver who is the Hard Charger of the Race the most times during the season. Carson accomplished that feat 4 times. Kevin Thomas Jr., and C.J. Leary recorded the most MSCS feature wins in recording three each. Merchandise certificates from AFCO totaling over $400 were awarded to the top drivers from those who signed up with MSCS for their racing shocks program. Awards went to Donny Brackett, Brandon Mattox, and Collin Ambrose. Three of the top ten MSCS drivers participated in the program this past season. The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa, also contributes three membership packets each season. They are provided for the Champion, Points Runner-up, and Rookie of the Year. The Midwest Sprint Car Series wishes to thank all the series sponsors, drivers, car owners, track promoters, officials, journalists, photographers, and all those enthusiastic race fans for their involvement and support in 2018. Sponsors who provided awards associated with each racing event held include Hooker Harness, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing Products, and Wilwood Brakes. This was the 18th season of racing for MSCS. The schedule of 19 events was 84% completed. Only 3 events fell victim to weather. Over one hundred different drivers participated in the 16 MSCS races held. They arrived to race at an average of 27 cars per event. The two highest car counts for the season belonged to Lincoln Park Speedway with 42 and 35 cars registered. Management will be working with track owners and promoters in the weeks ahead to complete an equally challenging schedule of MSCS non-wing sprint car races for 2019.

Provided as News & Information for MSCS

 

 

Attica Raceway Park wraps up 30th anniversary season at gala banquet

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - Attica Raceway Park wrapped up it's 30th anniversary season Saturday, Nov. 10 at a gala banquet, rewarding the top 10 in points in the Callie's Performance Center 410 Sprints, Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and Fremont Fence 305 Sprints.

Nearly $47,000 in point fund money was distributed among the three divisions and Attica promoter John Bores thanked all the business partners who help make that possible. Bores noted the 2019 season, which begins in late March, will be similar to the past year with the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Cars coming back for the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics along with several stops by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Bores noted improvements are on-going around the track and new dirt has been added.

Director of Operations Rex LeJeune also thanked all the track employees and noted Bores had just completed his 13th season as Attica Promoter and thanked him on behalf of the fans and race teams for his dedication to the sport.

Gibsonburg, Ohio's Stuart Brubaker claimed his first ever 410 track title in 2018. Attica’s 2008 305 sprint track champion, Brubaker competed in 11 of the 13 possible A-mains in 2018, missing only an All Star show on June 15 and the World of Outlaws event on July 10. He started the year strong, winning on opening night, April 14, and again on May 18 to run his career victory total to seven at Attica. He recorded four top five finishes and nine top 10 runs. Brubaker’s average A-main finishing position was eighth.

Ashland, Ohio's Ryan Markham claimed his first ever Attica late model title in 2018. One of two drivers to compete in all 12 A-mains in 2018, Markham, who also claimed his third Attica-Wayne County Challenge Series title, also won the 2018 Wayne County Speedway Championship. His first Attica title came about with consistency as he earned seven top five finishes and 11 top 10 runs. In fact Markham’s only finish outside the top 10 in 2018 was a 13th during the American Ethanol Series event on May 11. Markham scored his 14th career Attica late model win on June 15 as he sits tied for third on the track’s all-time win list. Markham’s average A-main finishing position was fifth.

Fremont, Ohio's Paul Weaver wrapped up his fourth 305 sprint title at Attica which is also his third straight championship at the track. The two time JLH General Contractor FAST 305 champion competed in all 12 A-mains in 2018, never finishing out of the top nine. He recorded seven top three finishes including five wins, three of which were the final events of the season, running his career total to 48 in the division to sit atop the all-time win list. Weaver’s average A-main finishing position was fourth.

Following are the remaining top 10 in points and rookies of the year for each division:

Callie’s Performance Products 410 Sprints:

Rookie of the year: Kelsey Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Ivy competed finished 16th in points and had a season-best finish of 13th on June 1.

10. Travis Philo, Waterville, Ohio. Philo came on strong toward the end of the year, scoring back-to-back wins on July 27 and Aug. 24 to run his career total to four at Attica. He competed in 10 of the 13 possible A-mains in 2018 compiling three top five and six top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

9. Jess Stiger, Sycamore, Ohio. Stiger competed in seven of the 13 possible A-mains in 2018, recording a season-best 10th place finish on May 18. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

8. Tyler Gunn, Napoleon, Ohio. Gunn competed in seven of the 13 possible A-mains in 2018, recording a season-best fourth place finish on July 27 to go with three top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

7. Chris Andrews, Sandusky, Ohio. Attica’s 2009 and 2017 track champion competed in nine of the 13 possible A-mains in 2018. He racked up three top five finishes including a season-best runner-up on July 27. He scored five top 10 finishes as well. Andrews’ average A-main finishing position was 12th.

6. Jordan Ryan, Castalia, Ohio. The 2018 Wayne County Speedway track champion and 2014 and 2015 Attica 305 sprint champion competed in seven of the 13 possible A-mains in 2018. He recorded four top 10 finishes including a season-best third on May 18. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

5. DJ Foos, Fremont, Ohio. The 2017 FAST Champion and 2010 Attica 305 champion competed in 10 of the possible 13 A-mains in 2018. He recorded a pair of top five finishes including a season-best second on May 18 to go with five top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

4. Cap Henry, Republic, Ohio. Henry competed in 11 of 13 possible A-mains in 2018, missing only the All Star event on April 20 and the July 27 FAST event. He recorded six top five finishes including his fifth career 410 win at Attica on June 1. He scored nine top 10 finishes. His average A-main finishing position was 7th.

3. Craig Mintz, Gibsonburg, Ohio. The three time FAST champion and 2012 and 2013 Attica 410 champion competed in 10 of the possible 13 A-mains in 2018. He recorded six top five finishes including three third place finishes and a season-best second on Aug. 24. He raced to eight top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of seventh.

2. Byron Reed, Monclova, Ohio. A four time FAST champion and eight time Attica track champion competed in 11 of the 13 possible A-mains in 2018, missing only the World of Outlaw event and last race of the year. Reed racked up six top five finishes including a pair of seconds and his 39th career win at Attica on May 4. He scored eight top 10 finishes and had an average A-main finishing position of seventh.

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Rookie of the year: Dustin Keegan, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2013 dirt truck champion competed in seven of the 12 possible A-mains in 2018, recording a season best 11th on June 15. His average A-main finishing position was 14th. He finished 11th in the 2018 point standings.

10. Doug Baird, Alvada, Ohio. Baird competed in eight of the possible 12 A-mains in 2018, recording a season best 12th on June 30. His average A-main finishing position was 14th.

9. Nate Potts, Republic, Ohio. Potts competed in nine of the possible 12 A-mains in 2018, recording a season-best sixth on May 25. His average A-main finishing position was 15th.

8. John Mayes Jr., Clyde, Ohio. Mayes competed in 10 of the possible 12 A-mains in 2018, missing only opening night and the American Ethanol Series event. He scored four top 10 finishes including a season-best sixth on July 6. His average A-main finishing position was 13th.

7. Mike Bores, Bellevue, Ohio. Bores competed in 10 of the possible 12 A-mains in 2018, missing only the April 20 and May 25 shows. He scored seven top 10 finishes with a season best runner-up on June 1. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

6. Jeff Warnick, Republic, Ohio. Attica’s 2017 rookie of the year competed in 10 of the possible 12 A-mains, missing only opening night and the American Ethanol Series event. He scored four top 10 finishes including a season-best seventh on May 18. His average A-main finishing position was 11th.

5. Dan Wallace, Toledo, Ohio. Wallace competed in 11 of the 12 A-mains, missing only opening night. He compiled three top five finishes including a season-best third on June 1. He scored eight top 10 finishes and his average A-main finishing position was ninth.

4. Devin Shiels, Britton, Michigan. Attica’s 2017 late model champion and the 2018 champion at Oakshade Raceway competed in all 12 A-mains in 2018. He started the year strong, finishing no worse than eighth through June 15, including wins on May 18 and June 1 to run his career total at Attica to five. Shiels racked up seven top five finishes and 10 top 10 runs. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

3. Steve Kester, Holland, Ohio. Kester competed in 11 of the possible 12 A-mains in 2018, missing only the American Ethanol Series event. He recorded seven top five finishes including his second career Attica win on May 25. He recorded 10 top 10 finishes; his worst finish of the year a 20th on April 20. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

2. Ryan Missler, Bellevue, Ohio. A five time Attica late model champion and the 2018 Attica-Oakshade Challenge Series champion, Missler competed in 11 of the possible 12 A-mains in 2018, missing only the American Ethanol Series event. Missler racked up seven top five finishes including back-to-back wins on June 30 and July 6 to run his career total to 13th, ranking him fifth on Attica’s all-time win list. In fact, Missler never finished outside the top seven other than a 16th place finish on June 15; a double point night. His average A-main finishing position was fifth.

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10. Jamie Miller, Fremont, Ohio. The 2018 FAST champion and 2005 Attica 305 champion competed in 10 of the possible 12 A-mains in 2018, missing the first two events of the year. He scored eight top five finishes and nine top 10 runs. In fact his only finish out of the top 10 was an 18th on the last race of the year. Miller scored back-to-back wins on June 1 and June 30 to run his career total to run his career total to 19 to move to fifth in the track’s all-time 305 win list. He also recorded four runner-up finished and his average A-main finishing position was fourth.

9. Jason Keckler, Fremont, Ohio. Keckler competed in all 12 A-mains in 2018. He recorded five top 10 finishes with a season-best pair of eighth place runs. His average A-main finishing position was 12th.

8. Kyle Peters, Mansfield, Ohio. Peters competed in 10 of the possible 12 A-mains, missing only the May 25 and Sept. 1 events. He scored seven top 10 finishes with a season-best second on June 30. His average A-main finishing position of 10th.

7. Seth Schneider, Fremont, Ohio. Schneider competed in nine out of the possible 12 A-mains, recording five top 10 finishes including a season-best third on July 27. His average A-main finishing position was 10th.

6. Bobby Clark, Fremont, Ohio. Clark competed in all 12 A-mains in 2018, recording five top five finishes and nine top 10 runs. He scored wins on April 14 and May 25 to run his career total at Attica to 23, placing him third on the all-time win list. Clark’s average A-main finishing position was eighth.

5. Steve Rando, Lindsey, Ohio. Rando competed in all 12 A-mains in 2018, recording six top five and nine top 10 finishes. He scored his fifth career Attica win on May 11. Rando’s average A-main finishing position was eighth.

4. John Ivy, Fremont, Ohio. Attica’s 2000 410 sprint champion and 1993 305 sprint champion competed in all 12 A-mains in 2018. He recorded nine top five finishes including four runner-up finishes and three thirds. Ivy finished out of the top four only twice. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

3. Brandon Moore, Clyde, Ohio. Moore competed in all 12 A-mains and never finished out of the top 10. He recorded five top five finishes including a season best second on May 4. His average A-main finishing position was sixth.

2. Kyle Capodice, Sandusky, Ohio. Capodice competed in all 12 A-mains in 2018 and only had one finish worth than eighth – a 10th place run on July 6. He racked up eight top five runs including a pair of third place finishes. Capodice’s average A-main finishing position was fifth. 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.


 

Austin Liggett Looks Forward to Turkey Night

PETERSEN MEDIA: Having an up and down Oval Nationals over the weekend, Austin Liggett has already turned his attention to Turkey Night in Ventura, CA where he will be in the Britton Bock owned midget as well as the Austin Liggett Racing non-winged sprint car.

“Oval’s was tough on us, we just didn’t seem to have any speed no matter what we did,” Ligget said. “Saturday we were able to race our way into the 40-lap feature event but an oil leak caused a little fire and forced us to end our night early.”

Finishing eighth in the Thursday night ‘B’ Main, Liggett would bounce back looking for a big points night on Friday night as he timed the Excel Environmental Services/Lucas Oil/Hurst Fabrications backed No. 83 machine in 27th quickest in time trials.

Scoring a fourth place finish in his heat race, the Tracy, CA driver would transfer directly to the feature event where he would take the green flag from the 24th starting position.

Lining up scratch on the field, Liggett would do all he could to make his way forward as he also fought to not lose a lap too early. When the checkered flag flew on this night, Liggett would finish 19th.

After timing in 23rd fastest on Saturday night, Liggett’s fifth place finish put him in the first semi where his third place finish transferred him into the Oval Nationals feature event.

Lining up in the 21st starting position, Liggett’s night would be cut short as an oil leak would develop under the hood of his car and a flame up would force him into the pit area with just 13 laps complete, ending his night.

“It just was one of those weekends where nothing really went our favor, and that is okay,” Liggett added. “We have a fun couple of days coming up in Ventura, CA and I am looking forward to doing a little double duty.”

Austin Liggett Racing would like to thank Excel Environmental Services, Lucas Oil, Hurst Fabrications, Infinity Shocks, 4 Alarm Promotions, Epic Fire Apparel, and Jarrett Soares Racing for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-23, Wins-3, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-14

ON TAP: Liggett returns to action next Wednesday and Thursday in Ventura, CA taking part in the Turkey Night Grand Prix.

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

 

 

ERICK RUDOLPH READY FOR INDOOR RACING ASSAULT ON DIRT AND CONCRETE AFTER BEST YEAR YET OUTDOORS

ALLENTOWN, PA NOVEMBER 14, 2018 . . . Erick Rudolph, a three time Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP champion (2012, 2015, and 2016) is ready to contend for the 2019 Series crown. The Ransomville, N.Y. wheelman, who finished second in the points the last two seasons, will begin his title hunt when the TQ Midgets race on the concrete floor of the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. The fourth annual Ironton Telephone race weekend will be held on Friday and Saturday January 4-5th with complete shows each night.

But first, Rudolph, will compete in the second annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 13-15, 2018 inside the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, NJ. For this non-point event, Rudolph has secured a dirt 600cc Micro Sprints ride owned by Tom Fraschetta as a teammate to 410 Sprint car legend, Brian “The Edge” Montieth.

Rudolph spent his formative years in racing on pavement before switching to dirt tracks. The 26 year-old is coming off a career season finishing second in points on the tough Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series. He also won track titles in New York State at Ransomville and Canandaigua.

During the season Rudolph won ten Dirt Modified features at seven different race tracks over three states and one Canadian province.

A five time A-Main Indoor Series winner on concrete, Rudolph and master TQ Midget car builder Mark Laflter struggled a bit last season with a newly designed chassis. The two are back together this year with hopes of returning to victory lane and claiming a fourth title together.

Justin Bonsignore, who earned his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series title in October, grabbed his first Indoor Auto Racing Series championship in 2018. The Holtsville, Long Island, N.Y. driver started his championship season with a victory at the opener last January in Allentown.

Other experienced Indoor TQ drivers filing entries for Allentown include Anthony Payne of Fairlawn, N.J., a first time winner on last year’s series. Other entries include Ryan Tidman, Holland, PA; Tyler Thompson, Fulton, NY; Matt Roselli, Brodheadsville, PA; Jon Reid, Lockport, NY; and the Catalano brothers, Tommy and Timmy from Ontario, NY.

Rudolph won the inaugural event in January of 2016 in front of a sold out crowd. Ryan Flores of Cornelius, NC swept both nights of the December 2016 events. Bonsignore and Dirt 360 Sprint driver Scott Kreutter from Buffalo, NY had the hot hands indoors last January.

The Slingshots will join the TQ Midgets on Saturday’s docket and the Champ Karts will be part of Friday’s double-header. The two divisions will run qualifying races and feature events both nights.

After Allentown attention shifts to historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ for the running of the prestigious 17th Annual NAPA AUTO PARTS Racing Weekend on January 25-26, 2019. The series finale takes place at a new venue, the New York State Fairgrounds Exhibition Center in Syracuse, NY. on Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2019.

Information, including ticket and hotel links, is available at indoorautoracing.com. Other information and select tickets to all event are available by calling the series office during regular working hours at 609-888-3618.

Tickets for the Allentown races are also available by calling 610-347-TIXX, or stopping at the PPL Center box office at 7th & Hamilton Street in Allentown. Those wishing to avoid online fees may purchase directly at the Box Office, but are encouraged to do so in advance to avoid possible box office lines the day of the event.

 

Greg Hodnett Auction Item List ...

If you are interested in tickets please see the event ad on Hoseheads main page and email one of the folks with tickets. This auction will be live AND for those outside of PA wishing to bid on something can do so by contacting one of us or the auctioneer with your bed on specific items OR you can have a phone bid with someone at the auction to bid on something. There will also be a silent auction and raffles for many great gift baskets. We hope to see everyone and hope that we can make this a success for Greg's wife Sherry.
1.Jason Sides Front Wing. Signed, from 2018 season.
2.Brock Zearfoss #58 Front Wing. Signed, used for 2017 Williams Grove Outlaw win.
3.Original Painting of Greg Hodnett #27.
4.Greg Hodnett 11”x14” Photograph.
5.Greg Hodnett #27 Tail Tank Half. Used during 2018 season.
6.Danny Dietrich #29 Tail Tank Half. Signed.
7.Greg Hodnett Racetech Carbon Fiber Seat. Used over the past several season. Many wins in this seat.
8.Greg Hodnett Carbon Fiber Top Wing Cap. Used in 2017.
9.Sheldon Haudenschild Gloves and Helmet Visor. Both signed.
10.Daryn Pittman Race Used Suit. “Titan” on front. With Simpson carry bag.
11.2018 Winners At Knoxville Nationals Photographic Poster. Signed by Sweet, Schuchart and Scelzi.
12.Danny Smith Signed Helmet Visor and Tee Shirt.
13.David Gravel #5 Top Wing Panel. Signed, from 2018 season.
14. Logan Wagner #1 Top Wing Panel with Greg Hodnett Sticker.
15. Greg Hodnett #27 Top Wing Panel. 2018 season.
16. Jason Sides #7s Top Wing Panel. Signed.
17. Greg Hodnett #27 Custom Made Fire Pit.
18. Jim Siegel #58 Top Wing Panel.
19. Coleman Gulick #14 Top Wing Panel.
20. Doug Esh/Sammy Swindell #07 Top Wing Panel.
21. Brock Zearfoss #3z Top Wing Panel. Signed.
22. Greg Hodnett #27 Carbon Fiber Right Side Panel. 2018 season.
23. Greg Hodnett #27 Carbon Fiber Right Side Hood Panel. 2018 season.
24. Greg Hodnett 2017 Port Royal Speedway Trophy.
25. Greg Hodnett #27 Front Wing Panel. From 2018 season.
26. Terry McCarl #24 Tail Tank Half. Signed.
27. Greg Hodnett Signed Champagne Bottle. From 2014 Grandview Speedway win.
28. Donny Schatz Helmet Worn For His 100th Career Outlaw Win.
29. 2018 PA Posse Signed Tee Shirt.
30. 2018 World of Outlaws Signed Tee Shirt.
31. Brian Brown Gloves. Signed, worn in 2018 during Knoxville Nationals thru Williams Grove National Open.
32. ¼ Prime Angus Beef from Imes Farm (Jared Esh #33 Racing Team).
33. ¼ Prime Angus Beef from Imes Farm (Jared Esh #33 Racing Team).
34. Shane Stewart Signed Gloves and Helmet Visor. From 2018 season.
35. Greg Hodnett Championship Jacket.
36. Greg Hodnett Race Worn Shoes.
37. Greg Hodnett Race Worn Gloves
38. Greg Hodnett Race Worn Suit.
39. Greg Hodnett Race Worn Helmet.
40. ¼ Prime Angus Beef from Imes Farm (Jared Esh #33 Racing Team).
41. ¼ Prime Angus Beef from Imes.Farm (Jared Esh #33 Racing Team)
42. Jared Esh #33 Front Wing. Signed.
43. Surprise Lot!
44. Ashley Cappetta signed helmet
45. Greg Hodnett tribute poster
& MORE!!!!!

SHARON TO BECOME SATURDAY NIGHT HOME BASE FOR SWEENEY RUSH SPRINTS IN 2019 WITH 8-10 BONNELL'S ROD SHOP WEEKLY SERIES EVENTS EXPECTED

November 13, 2018 (By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Hartford, OH)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is excited to announce that Sharon Speedway will become the Saturday night home base for the RUSH Sprint Cars in 2019. Approximately 8-10 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series events will take place at the 3/8-mile Hartford, Ohio showplace throughout their weekly and specials events slate during the track's 90th anniversary season. The RUSH Sprints will still continue to have events on Saturday nights at tracks like Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway, Stateline Speedway, Genesee Speedway, Tyler County Speedway, etc.

"This is a tremendous boost for our RUSH Sprint Cars," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "We had been hoping to secure a Saturday night home base and Sharon is a perfect fit. Sharon is right in the middle of our region and has a long, storied history with Sprint Cars. The racing was great during our two shows there this year as the cars really work well on their new red clay surface. We felt it was important to get this announcement out now so potential new racers in and around the Sharon area can start making plans."

"Sharon has been key to our growth with our Sportsman Modifieds," added Emig. "The class was based around Sharon when it debuted in 2014 with eight events and averaged around 10 cars per night. Sharon picked up that class weekly in 2015 and has grown each year averaging 27 per night this season. The Sprint Car division already had more cars in its first season so we're looking for rapid growth with it. We already know of seven new confirmed participants for 2019 with a lot of other inquires."

The Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars are coming off a tremendous inaugural season this past year that saw 21 different cars compete during the 24 events at 11 different speedways throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and West Virginia. Chad Ruhlman, in his first year of racing a Sprint, captured the $5,000 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship, while Arnie Kent garnered the $1,000 "Wednesday Night Lightning" title at Lernerville Speedway.

The GM 602 crate engine is the base engine for the Series and is available to the racers from Pace Performance for $5,270 or $7,935 for a fully dressed package. Financing is also available. Racers can also purchase the engine package from any one of the RUSH Authorized Engine Rebuilders.

In addition to the GM 602 crate engine package that was developed by Pace Performance Director of Circle Track Development, Don Blackshear, the RUSH Sprint Car package includes, Hoosier right and left rear spec tires, sealed/spec Bilstein Shocks, and RUSH "Visual" Methanol spec fuel produced by Insinger Performance, a Sunoco Race Fuel Distributor.

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

2018 RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Pancho's Racing Products, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

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

 

 

Brian Brown Garners Eight Wins and 20 Podiums During 2018 Campaign

Inside Line Promotions - GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Brian Brown produced a strong season in 2018, winning eight races to go with 28 top fives and 38 top 10s.

Statistically, Brown had his best season ever at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he won seven of the 410ci winged sprint car features - including four in a row at one point. He also added a 360ci winged sprint car triumph at the half-mile oval.

"We didn't race for points at Knoxville this year so it was great to be so strong there almost every time out," he said. "We've won a lot of races at Knoxville throughout the years, but this year we felt like no matter what we had a consistent opportunity to win every time we showed up. Chad and the guys gave me a great car and it showed almost every race at Knoxville."

This year also marked the ninth consecutive season with at least seven triumphs for Brown, who added five runner-up results and seven third-place finishes to close the season with 20 podiums, giving him a podium in nearly one third of his starts. He also set quick time during qualifying 12 different times, including setting a new track record at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., and at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind.

"Consistency is key in racing," he said. "If you can consistently put yourself in the top three and top five the wins will come. We had some really good results this year in races we didn't win. Of course you can look back and nitpick all the races you could have won and didn't, but that's what makes this sport so tough."

Brown earned six top fives during World of Outlaws action, including a season-best third-place finish at the AGCO Jackson Nationals hosted by Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. He also posted a runner-up result during the Hard Knox Night at the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway.

"The way our team rebounded from a terrible preliminary night during the Knoxville Nationals to battle for the Hard Knox Night victory shows how hard this team works," he said. "We put so much focus and energy on the Knoxville Nationals. Just about anything that could go wrong went wrong during our preliminary night. However, everyone kept their head down and kept working and it showed during Hard Knox Night when we were able to earn a second-place finish to lock into the Knoxville Nationals A Main.

"That's one of the biggest things I'll take from this year. We had some wins and great results, but the hustle and hard work from the team is something I'm very proud of. Also, our great partners who have supported us night in and night out are very valuable. I want to thank them as well as my family and crew. We're all determined to make 2019 our best season ever."

Brown noted that all of the team's partners are returning in 2019 and there are marketing opportunities available on the car for next season.

"We also want to thank Michael Williams for three great years as a crew member and we wish him good luck in the next chapter of his life and we welcome Nate Steinhaus to our team," he said.

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 8 wins, 28 top fives, 38 top 10s, 48 top 15s, 55 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

About Casey's General Stores -

Casey's General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating 2,000 convenience stores in 15 states throughout the Midwest. Casey's strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey's is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. For more information, visithttp://www.Caseys.com.

About FVP -

Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV's, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit http://www.FVPparts.com! FVP … Verified. Proven.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Fischer Body Shop

Fischer Body Shop is a family owned collision repair business with locations in Eldon, Mo., and Jefferson City, Mo. For more information, visit http://www.FischerBodyShop.com .

"Fischer Body Shop came on board with our team this year," Brown said. "It is a family owned business that has supported racing in the Midwest for a long time. They do a phenomenal job of helping us with the paint on our cars, which look as good as ever."

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

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Earns Prestigious Wins and Awards on Biggest Level in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2018) - If 2017 was a breakout season for Giovanni Scelzi this year was a welcome to the national scene season.

Scelzi won a trio of races, most notably a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show during the National Open weekend at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., when 50 drivers battled it out in a World of Outlaws versus Pennsylvania Posse versus invaders showdown.

"To win that and knock that off the bucket list was pretty incredible," he said. "To make it Bernie's first win and get the phone calls from a lot of people who were happy for me was really special. I felt like it was coming, but I didn't expect it to come there."

Scelzi became the youngest winner in World of Outlaws and Williams Grove Speedway history. He capped the impressive weekend by earning the National Open Rookie of the Year Award the following night.

Scelzi opened the season with the same award during the famed Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. He then garnered the Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year Award and became the youngest driver in the history of the famous event to make the Saturday A Main at only 16-years-old, besting a record held by former NASCAR star Jeff Gordon.

"Going into Knoxville for your first Nationals you can't have any expectations," he said. "Just to make the show on our prelim night was an accomplishment in itself. You take it steps at a time because the competition is so good around you. The whole weekend from autograph sessions to being around past champions, it was so cool for me. I'd only been to the Knoxville Nationals one time to watch. It was an unbelievable week. It's hard to put into words how special it was."

Scelzi spent most of his season racing for Bernie Stuebgen in the Indy Race Parts No. 71 and the duo won their first race together during a BOSS Series event at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Ind., which was topped by the World of Outlaws triumph only a few weeks later.

Scelzi was also victorious in a family owned car during the opening night of the Peter Murphy Classic at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

Other highlights this season include finishing second out of 75-plus drivers in the Trophy Cup standings and recording a fifth-place finish during the World of Outlaws World Finals.

"I think being consistent all year and qualifying as good as we have stands out," Scelzi said. "It's such a hard part because everyone is so close with the equipment and engines. The racing will come with experience, but qualifying well is so crucial. To be competitive consistently with whatever series we'd run with, the World of Outlaws and All Stars, stands out.

"I feel like once I got with Bernie things started clicking and I improved as a driver. I want to thank him and Betsy along with Richard and Jennifer Marshall, Paul Silva and my family for the opportunities to race. Also, thank you to Neil Kelly and Brandon Hickman for their help and the sponsors who've supported each team."

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 3 wins, 20 top fives, 31 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 50 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight and promotional video: https://vimeo.com/216772925

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Indy Race Parts

Indy Race Parts specializes in new and used sprint car, midget and mini sprint parts. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/indyraceparts/ .

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

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen Guides Big Game Motorsports to Eight Wins

Inside Line Promotions - WINDOM, Minn. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Big Game Motorsports scored eight feature victories for the second consecutive season.

Driver Kerry Madsen backed up his eight triumphs earned during his debut season in the Muddy sponsored race car last year by producing the same number in 2018.

"We should have won more than we did, but it was still a strong year," he said. "You always look at missed opportunities, but in all reality we had a good year."

While it might have taken longer than anticipated to start winning, Madsen made the most of his opportunities during the second half of the season. It started when he picked up a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series triumph at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on July 7. It marked his 25th career series victory and was his seventh straight season with at least one Outlaws win.

"For whatever reason we were missing something at the start of the year," he said. "Around June we got back to where we were (last year) and it was business as usual. To me it's all about that balanced package and then the confidence comes. I look to get a nice balanced package. Once you get that package and everything sinks in the wins will come. I've done it enough to know if you have good people and keep working you'll find it."

Big Game Motorsports then won Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 27 and at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on July 28. Madsen claimed the season finale at Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 25 before scoring IRA Sprint Car Series victories on Grondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis., on Sept. 7; at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa, on Sept. 14; at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., on Sept. 15; and at Beaver Dam Speedway in Beaver Dam, Wis., on Sept. 22.

"That's why you do it," he said. "You want to compete and do well at the highest level. I'm not overly worried about the numbers in trying to wrack up 20 wins or whatever. I'd like to do well on the highest stage."

The Muddy backed team finished the season with 25 top fives and 39 top 10s, giving them 122 top fives and 173 top 10s in the last four seasons combined. The team also has 35 victories during that span.

Madsen and Big Game Motorsports representatives have stated the team intends to stay together in 2019 for the third straight year.

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 40 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 51 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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

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Dumesny Boys Commit to Vic Title as Classic Entries Roll In

This weekend at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool the prestigious Victorian Sprintcar Title will go on the line on an action-packed program that also includes the Formula 500 Jack Willsher Cup as presented by Go Traffic.

Adding a little spice to the field of entries is the inclusion of both Mathew and Marcus Dumesny, with both coming off contrasting results at Sydney Speedway last weekend.

Mathew was able to claim the A-main win from a competitive field, while Marcus’ night came to an abrupt halt having inverted the usually pristine N47 car on the opening lap of his opening heat race.

With a Victorian Title field now nearing 50 entries and the Jack Willsher Cup field also in the mid to high 30’s there is not better place to be this coming Saturday night than at Premier Speedway.

With anticipation high leading into the second meeting of the season at Premier Speedway, the second round of the Parr Motorsports Sprintcar Track Premiership will also begin to take shape.

Come January however is when the Track Premiership gets its biggest shake up with the three nights of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic always mixing things up a little.

With that in mind both Jake Smith and Ben Atkinson are the two latest drivers to throw their hats into the ring when it comes to trying to claim the $30,000 pay day that awaits one lucky driver at the completion of the 40 lap Classic finale.

Smith became proficient at making transfers during the 2018 South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar when he came from Friday’s B-Main to eventually finishing 15th in the Preliminary A-Main before finding himself in Sunday’s C-Main 1, from which he progressed to record an 18th place finish in B-Main 1.

Come January 2019, the Allansford based driver will be looking to reward his hardworking team and sponsors, Mepunga Grains, Goodyear Warrnambool, Dairytech Nutrition and Chris Smith Concreting with a strong result aboard his KRE powered Triple X.

Ben Atkinson, with who we associate an amazing David v Goliath performance at the 2006 Classic, will return, no doubt with the bitter taste of a disappointing 2018 Classic still lingering.

The pilot of the Aeroflow Performance Products, System Homes and Craft Differentials 2D entry will be out to improve on his 10th place in the C-Main last year which was a direct result of a tough qualifying night that saw him record a lowly 6th place finish in his qualifying night C-Main.

With plenty of talent, it would not surprise to see Ben Atkinson return to the pointy end of what looks like being a very open Classic field come the weekend of January 18-20, 2019.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Sides Motorsports Growing While Adding Second Car at Select Races

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Jason Sides recently completed his 10th consecutive year with a top-12 finish in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship standings.

However, this year was different than a usual season for Sides, who added a second driver during numerous races. Tim Kaeding piloted a Sides Motorsports entry to seven top-five finishes, including a fifth-place result during the famed Knoxville Nationals hosted by Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

"Tim's run during the Knoxville Nationals stands out as our biggest highlight," Sides said. "Maybe I need to get some confidence back myself knowing that we have the equipment and we can do it."

Sides improved during the later stage of the season, including posting a seventh-place finish at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., before recording a 10th-place outing during the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. He also scored top 10s at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.; at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.; at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D.; and at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio.

Sides said he and Kaeding have talked about teaming up in 2019.

"Talking to him and his sponsor they want to do like 28 races," Sides said. "All the West Coast swing during both trips, the Knoxville Nationals, maybe the Kings Royal weekend. We'll get a schedule lined out before the season starts. I'll have him more in the primary No. 7s and I'll run the No. 7ss or straight No. 7 during those races.

"I've talked to a couple of different drivers to run, too. We'll do it with the right drivers. It won't be just anybody."

Sides noted that he plans to kick off his 2019 season next February in Florida during the DIRTcar Nationals.

"I want to say a special thank you to everybody that helps our team," he said. "My family and crew as well as our sponsors continue to keep our team rolling and I'm very grateful for all of the support."

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

84 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 64 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - VRP Shocks

VRP Shocks are designed to have the latest advancement in racing shock technology. The company is constantly developing, testing and advancing its shocks, which are consistent with the ability to rebuild and revalve. For more information, visit http://www.VRPShocks.com.

"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Finishes in Top 10 in World of Outlaws Championship Standings for Ninth Straight Year

Inside Line Promotions - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Kraig Kinser recorded five top-five finishes en route to a 10th-place showing in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship standings this year.

It marked the ninth straight season Kinser has placed inside the top 10 in the standings with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

"It's obviously nice to do and to finish each year in itself is pretty tough," he said. "We're always working to better ourselves, to get quicker and do anything we can to better position ourselves. We're in a place where we'd like to build more next year and we'll work hard this winter to accomplish that."

Kinser's season-best result of fourth came at both Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, and at Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, N.Y. He also posted fifth-place finishes at Eldora Speedway; at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, Mont.; and at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y.

"We want to do that more consistently next year," he said. "Those are good finishes for us and we want to continue building on those great nights. We'll look at those nights and figure out how to copy those nights. We'll look at how we started off the night and try to put ourselves in positions like that more often."

Other highlights include a 10th-place run during his Knoxville Nationals preliminary night and numerous charges through the field that yielded the Hard Charger Award.

"There were nights when we started in the back and made a good charge," he said. "When we start back there we want to continue to move forward in the features. Our goal is to keep going forward and keep having fast cars throughout the race. And then the goal is to consistently move forward and capitalize on fast cars on a regular basis.

"I want to say a special thanks to my family, my team, my crew chief, Mikey, and all of our sponsors for the support."

SEASON STATS -

74 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 13 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 57 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - KSE Racing Products

KSE Racing Products has been manufacturing premium oval track racing products for more than 35 years. All of its products are proudly built in the USA by a talented team of craftsmen at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility just north of Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit http://www.KSE-Racing.com.

"We run a lot of products from KSE Racing Products," Kinser said. "We've worked with them most of my career. They make awesome products that are very trustworthy."

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

 

 

Skinner Shows Speed in 28th Year of Racing Despite Shortened Season

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Marshall Skinner showed plenty of speed this season, which was his 28th year of racing. He finished in the top five in approximately half of his races during a season that was shortened due to mechanical woes.

Skinner began the season strong despite getting a late start. He had nine top-five finishes in his first 14 races.

"Our season really started out well, even though we got a late start," he said. "I missed about four shows at the beginning of the year because my car wasn't ready."

His successful season run hit a major bump on June 30 when his engine broke at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. Making the situation particularly difficult was that the broken engine had been fresh while his back-up engine was tired and worn. Then two weeks later, his car was heavily damaged in a crash with a lapped car. He was second in the ASCS Mid-South Region championship standings at the time of the wreck.

"That was a tough time," he said. "I was out of racing for about two months. It was mainly a financial deal. I could've come back earlier than I did, but that also could've dug me an even deeper hole if I crashed or something. I mean, I want to race, but I've also got a family to take care of. So I worked on the side until I had the money to get back on the track."

The abbreviated season caused Skinner to have his first winless year in recent memory, even though he came close numerous times with about a half dozen top-three finishes in just 19 starts.

"I can't tell you the last time I had a year when I didn't win a race," he said. "But I had plenty of chances to win this year. I should've won at West Plains, Riverside, Jackson. But I also can't recall a year when I ran this little. I've usually run about 30-to-35 races for years."

The good news for Skinner is that due to being sidelined for most of the latter part of the season, much of his equipment is fresh and ready for 2019.

"I'm looking forward to next year," he said. "I'll start out with two fresh motors and a third one with only 10 nights on it. My car is pretty much ready when last year at this time it needed a new front clip.

"I don't have any definite plans as far as a schedule for next year. I don't know if I'm going to run for points. I'm just going to race as much as I can."

SEASON STATS -

19 races, 0 wins, 9 top fives, 12 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 19 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sprint26

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marshall-Skinner-Motorsports-207879425896412/

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT -

"I just want to thank all of my sponsors for their support this year," Skinner said. "I appreciate each of them. If it wasn't for all of them, I wouldn't be able to do this. And that's a fact."

Skinner would like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing and Recovery, DHR Suspensions, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West Tennessee Expediting, West Tennessee Expediting, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Arai Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing, Oval Paints, Huntington's Disease Awareness, OMP America and Deatherage Opticians for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Stymied by Misfortune During Season Finale in Florida

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2018) - The season didn't end the way Trey Starks had hoped as misfortune hampered the Gobrecht Motorsports team during a USCS Series doubleheader at Bubba Raceway Park last weekend.

A mechanical problem slowed the team on Friday as Starks placed seventh in a heat race before charging from seventh to second place in the B Main to garner a transfer into the back of the main event. However, he pulled off the track early in the feature because of the mechanical woes.

"Friday didn't go as we wanted so we worked hard to put that behind us and give ourselves the best opportunity for success on Saturday," Starks said. "It went better, but not without any trouble."

The team rebounded on Saturday, winning a heat race from the pole to line up on the inside of the fourth row for the main event. Starks maneuvered into the fourth position and was close to a spot on the podium when a lapped car spun in front of the second-place driver. He spun and Starks had nowhere to go, forcing him to spin to avoid a head-on crash.

"That was one of those racing deals where we had no other option," he said. "It all happened right in front of me and I had to get sideways to keep from running into another car straight on."

Starks lined up at the back of the field and rallied to finish 12 th.

"The track ended up taking some rubber so progress was harder to make in the final laps," he said. "That wasn't the way we wanted to end the season, but we had a fast race car and it was circumstances out of our control that kept us from a podium and possibly a win."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 9 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 2 (7); Feature: DNF (17).

Nov. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 12 (7).

SEASON STATS -

76 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 49 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Moose Blocks

Steven "Moose" Brokenshire founded Moose Blocks, Inc., in 2002, in York, Pa. Moose Blocks has developed into is a stable, profitable business offering precision machining and excellent customer service. The company has evolved into a full-service custom machine shop that supplies sprint car parts to dealers all across the United States, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit http://www.MooseBlocks.com.

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

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

 

 

Hanks Produces Numerous Positive Moments During Tough Season

Inside Line Promotions - BURLISON, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2018) - This year was a trying one for Brandon Hanks, who was sidelined at different times because of mechanical problems as well as an injury.

"It was really tough to get into a rhythm because we didn't get to race very often and then we'd have long periods away from the track," he said. "Our luck wasn't very good either so it was really one of those years you can't wait to get behind you."

Hanks started off the season as strong as he ever has, capturing a top-five result during the 8th annual Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout hosted by 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. A week later he placed eighth and fifth, respectively, during the Tony Stewart Presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals hosted by Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

"We were on Cloud Nine after the first couple of races," he said. "We were competing for top fives and top 10s against some really good drivers and in some big events. That was a huge confidence boost."

While the remainder of the year was mostly spent battling a couple of pesky mechanical woes and a foot injury Hanks sustained at work, he posted a handful of top-five results. His best run was a runner-up finish in July at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn.

Hanks also finished third at Double X Speedway in California, Mo.; fourth during a USCS Series Speedweek race at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.; eighth during the famed Hooker Hood Classic hosted by Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.; and 10th during the LOS Spring 360 Sprint Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

"I want to thank Scott Brown and Terry Steward, Cody Miller and Chris Chappue for giving me an opportunity to race for them this year as well as my family for their support," Hanks said. "I've never had a problem finding motivation, but after this year I'm as motivated as ever."

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 16 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrandonHanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandonhanksmotorsports/?ref=bookmarks

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Performance Powder Coating

Performance Powder Coating is a powder coating business owned by the Hanks family. Located in Burlison, Tenn., Performance Powder Coating works on everything from race cars to street vehicles.

"My family owns Performance Powder Coating," Hanks said. "Without this business and my family I wouldn't be able to race sprint cars and I wouldn't know all of the great friends that I have met through racing."

Hanks would also like to thank Penske Racing Shocks, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J-R1 and MyRacePass for their continued support.

 

 

Adams Shows Big Improvement in Second Season in a Sprint Car

Inside Line Promotions - GIBSONBURG, Ohio (Nov. 13, 2018) - Justin Adams showed marked improvement in his second year of racing a 305ci winged sprint car, racing his way into nearly every feature event. That has the teenager excited for the 2019 racing season.

"Last year I was focused on just trying to make the feature," he said. "I was over-thinking everything. This year I relaxed a little more and was able to go and watch the track and see what it was doing and where I needed to race and started thinking ahead a lot more.

"For just our second season of sprint car racing I'm pretty pleased with how things went. We raced our way into nearly every feature and we were close to several top-10 finishes. I'm really pumped up for 2019. There's a lot of room for improvement, but we are working hard and slowly getting there."

The season didn't start well for the 15-year-old driver. He, his dad and his crew built the car and everything seemed ready to roll for 2018. Then they put the seat in and well, Justin had shot up in height so much the team had to scramble to find a chassis that would accommodate his frame.

"I knew I got taller, but didn't really think it would affect how the seat fit," he said. "Thankfully Tim Merrill had a car that would work and we had to scramble close to the start of the season to get it all put together."

Adams missed only three A Mains of the 25 events he competed in this year. After claiming the 2017 305 sprint car Rookie of the Year Award at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, Adams earned a ninth-place finish in the track's championship standings this year.

"Next year we have decided not to race for points," he said. "That was a lot of pressure. I feel like I couldn't be aggressive on Friday nights because we only had one car and I didn't want to wreck and hurt our points at Fremont the next night. Next year we are going to travel a little, maybe race with Sprints on Dirt a few times in Michigan and maybe some non-wing stuff. We are also looking to put a spare car together.

"We had a lot of people jump in and help us this year. We had one crew guy who had to stop helping because he had knee surgery and another had a hectic work schedule and couldn't make a lot of the races so the majority of the time it was me and dad and mom and Chase. We had a lot of people pop in and out at the track every week and a great group that helped in the shop during the week."

Adams said he and the team all grew and learned more about setting the car up and making adjustments.

"As a team we are learning to read the track and make adjustments to the car," he noted. "We still have room to grow, but we have a lot more confidence in what we are doing."

SEASON STATS -

25 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 10 top 15s, 22 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/justinadamsracing09

Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinadamsrace

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Kear's Speed Shop

Kear's Speed Shop was founded by Chuck and Shirley Kear in 1969 at its present location in Tiffin, Ohio. You can build your winning race car and outfit your driver from Kear's large inventory. Kear's also has three trucks that service your needs at the local tracks as well as the All Star and World of Outlaw races. For more information, visit http://www.KearsSpeedShop.com.

"Kear's has helped us a ton since I was 7-years-old and racing karts," Adams said. "When we flipped at Attica, they just handed us parts to get us back on the track and told us we would worry about the rest later. They love racing as much as any of us and do so much for the racing community. Of course we couldn't do this without any of our sponsors and I hope they all come back in 2019 to watch us grow and get better."

Adams would also like to thank Woodville Mutual, Bobby's Truck and Bus Repair, the Tackle Box 2 Restaurant, Polter Real Estate, KS Sales & Service, Tim and Linda Merrill, Simpson Race Products, NGK Spark Plugs, WIX Filters, Kear's Speed Shop, Gressman Powersports, Maxim Racing, Elite Wings, The Joie of Seating and Design Graphics Group for their continued support.

 

 

Mallett Wraps Up Second Straight USCS Title With Runner-Up Result at Bubba Raceway Park

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Jordon Mallett capped his second consecutive USCS Series national championship by finishing second in the season finale last Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park. Along with the USCS National title, Mallett made it a clean sweep, earning the Deep South Thunder, Mid-South Thunder and Southern Thunder regional titles.

"We were tickled to be able to win the national title and the regional championships," he said. "We are very pleased with how everything with the season went and are glad to add to our resume in terms of championships. We tried not to really look at the points and didn't really worry about it until the last weekend of the season."

Mallett and his team had an adventurous couple of days leading up to the season finale. When they went to leave on Thursday morning their tow rig would not start. After working all day to try to remedy that, they wound up having to use a different truck to pull the trailer to Florida and got to the track just 45 minutes before hot laps rolled off.

"It was a very trying weekend for sure," he explained. "We left around midnight on Thursday night and I had my father-in-law come with as an extra driver. We drove 14 hours straight with two different vehicles. It was a stressful endeavor to say the least. When we went to bed after the races on Friday night that was the first time any of us had seen a bed in 42 hours straight. We were exhausted, but that's what the difference is between hard work and giving up."

Mallett opened the event at Bubba Raceway Park last Friday night with a win in both the dash and the heat race. In the main event, he pulled off the track during the feature as he was concerned about having an engine problem. Mallett was credited with a 15th-place finish.

"We were super good out of the box," he said. "We felt really good about the car going into the feature, after winning the dash and heat race. Early on the track was pretty narrow and I had made it back up to about fifth or sixth by Lap 20 or so and had found a line that was really suited to the car and making progress. I felt something change in the engine coming off turn four and it didn't feel right, so I went ahead and shut it down while I still had oil pressure and saved the motor. Something just didn't feel right and I'm smart enough to know when something is going south and we made an engine change for Saturday."

Mallett worked his way from the sixth starting spot to finish third in heat race competition in Saturday's finale at Bubba Raceway Park. That put the native of Greenbrier, Ark., on the pole for the 25-lap main event.

"It was our goal to go down there and be better early on in the night," he said. "Every time we have ever been down there we had struggled in the heat race and dash. We wanted to be better in those and put ourselves in a position in the feature to win. The car was right where it needed to be. The track was kind of hard to pass on in the heat, but we were able to gain some spots."

After falling back a couple of spots early in the main event, Mallett charged back to the front. He made a late-race charge on the leader, coming up just a few feet short at the line on a track which was very challenging to pass on. The runner-up finish was his 29th in USCS competition and 30th overall this season.

"Everyone knows how I feel about starting on the pole," he said with a chuckle. "They re-worked the track before the B Main so it was kind of a tough guess, but we hit the nail on the head and had a car that should have won. I set the leader up with two to go going into turn one and a lapped car kind of got funny in front of the leader. I was right on top of him and I had to check up and it unloaded the car enough that I got a real bad push and the track started to rubber down.

"I lost a straightaway to the leader and was quick enough that I was able to make that whole straightaway up in a lap. He out-dragged me by just enough to win at the finish line. I really wanted to get that 10 th win and definitely had the car to do it. I won't ever complain though when the car is in one piece and they knew we were there and what was coming."

The event at Bubba Raceway Park wrapped up a very consistent 2018 campaign, which saw Mallett earn a career-high nine wins en route to claiming the USCS titles while recording top-10 finishes in 42 of the 45 events the series ran.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 9 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Dash: 1 (1); Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 15 (5).

Nov. 10 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Heat race: 3 (6); Feature: 2 (1).

SEASON STATS -

48 races, 9 wins, 30 top fives, 45 top 10s, 47 top 15s, 48 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://jordonmallett.myracepass.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmmotorsports14

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Porter Commercial Refrigeration

Porter Commercial Refrigeration, which was created in 1992 and is based in Greenbrier, Ark., provides the finest refrigeration equipment sales, quality service and installation for supermarkets, c-stores, restaurants, warehouses, processing plants and ice machines. For more information, visit http://www.PorterRefrigeration.com .

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

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

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Dominic Scelzi Produces Career-Best Season With Six Victories and Knoxville Nationals A Main Start

Inside Line Promotions - FRESNO, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi enjoyed a career-best season in 2018.

"I look at it as building on how we did in 2017," he said. "I felt like after the California swing last year we've been getting better and faster and more consistent and more competitive at bigger races. I feel like 2017 and 2018 ran together so much. The races we should have won in 2017 were races we won in 2018. We're finishing them off a little better. Our qualifying has improved as well, which is huge. The last two years we've been building and building and I'm happy to see the direction we're going."

Scelzi captured a career-best six feature victories, which is more than his three previous seasons combined. Among those wins was a triumph at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, during the Knoxville Nationals. Scelzi won the SPEED SPORT World Challenge to lock into the Knoxville Nationals A Main for the first time in his career.

"I don't know if there's any other way to put it than the best moment of my life," he said. "You're winning at Knoxville, you're winning the World Challenge and you're locking into the Knoxville Nationals A Main. From a little kid I've dreamed of winning at Knoxville and being a part of the Knoxville Nationals. To win a race with so much prestige, it's something beyond special. I'll never forget the feeling. Every day when I wake up I'm thankful for it and to be put in the position that we were."

Scelzi was also victorious at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif.; at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif.; at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.; at Dubuque County Fairgrounds in Dubuque, Iowa; and at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif.

"I didn't win at the same place twice this year, which is kind of neat," he said. "We were hot with the Outlaws and competitive every single night to start the season. When the Outlaws left California we ran the same way. In April and May I think I ran one time outside of the top five. We had second-place runs that could have been turned into wins. You look at that and it's about learning how to win the races. In 2017 I felt like we should have won six times and we won three. This year I felt like we should have won 12 races and we won six. When 2019 comes around I hope we can continue on this path because I want to win 10 races next year."

Other highlights this season include tying his career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result of third, garnering a top 10 during the 360 Knoxville Nationals, scoring the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars during the 40th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals, competing for a top 10 during his debut in Central Pennsylvania, making both main events at the World of Outlaws World Finals and overcoming a fractured leg.

"I've got myself mentally tough and I feel I'm in a good place," he said. "I think away from the track I'm mentally good. When I come to the track I take it beyond serious, but I'm in such a good place it rolls into the racing.

"I want to thank my parents, my crew guys - Scotty Martin, Brandon Hickman and Liam Spiccia - as well as all of our marketing partners for the tremendous support. Also, a huge thank you to Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen, the McGhee Family, Dennis and Teresa Roth, and Pat Donahue for putting me in their race cars this year, too."

SEASON STATS -

68 races, 6 wins, 21 top fives, 34 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 45 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

Here is a link to a highlight video: https://vimeo.com/161410751

Here is a link to a promotional video: https://vimeo.com/160322149

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Red Line Oil

Since 1979, Red Line Synthetic Oil Corporation has grown to manufacture more than 100 quality products, including motor oils, gear oils, assembly lubes, fuel additives, and its popular WaterWetter cooling additive for the automotive, motorcycle, marine, and industrial markets. Based in Benicia, Calif., Red Line has a reputation with racers and enthusiasts alike for creating products that perform and protect better than any on the market, regardless of price. For more information, visithttp://www.RedLineOil.com.

"Red Line Oil is hands down the best oil in the racing industry," Scelzi said. "They have supported my family for as long as I can remember and have been a big part of my career."

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

 

 

Jackson Motorplex Releases Tentative 2019 Schedule Featuring Numerous Top-Notch Series and Big Races

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Jackson Motorplex is excited to release its tentative 2019 schedule, which features 18 nights of action and a handful of huge events.

The 4/10-mile oval will host six nights of 410ci winged sprint car competition and 10 nights featuring the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series 360ci winged sprint cars. The track will also welcome the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on July 17 and an IMCA event on July 24.

Arguably the biggest stage the track will have all season will be the 41 st annual Jackson Nationals June 27-29. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event will pay $41,000 to win the finale. Other 410 sprint car shows include a $10,000-to-win Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions show on July 26. The season opener on May 10 and season finale on Sept. 13 will showcase the IRA Sprint Car Series.

All Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Midwest Power Series races at Jackson Motorplex - May 17, May 31, June 7, June 21, July 12, July 19, Aug. 17, Aug. 30, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 - will be presented by DeKalb/Asgrow and will pay $3,000 to win and $400 to start.

The Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars will both be featured classes at Jackson Motorplex this season. Additionally, the 2019 Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids champion will receive $1,000.

Visit http://www.jacksonmotorplex.com/schedule/ to view the entire 2019 schedule, which is tentative and could have additions and/or changes throughout the offseason.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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

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

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

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

 

 

Vaportrail Clothing Athletes Reutzel, Macedo, Balog and Starks Produce Big Wins and Championship During Stout Season

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Vaportrail Clothing athletes Aaron Reutzel, Carson Macedo, Bill Balog and Trey Starks combined to capture more than two dozen feature victories and a big championship this season.

According to media reports and the driver's websites, the four drivers totaled 30 feature triumphs across the country.

Reutzel led the way with 11 victories, including nine during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition en route to winning his first career title with the series. The Texas native also claimed his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series triumph and he won the winged sprint car portion of the 4-Crown Nationals.

Macedo posted eight wins, including five with the All Stars while finishing second to Reutzel in the championship standings. He also won a preliminary night at the 360 Knoxville Nationals and the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co. The native of California was also crowned the Jesse Hockett Mr. Sprint Car champion.

Balog garnered seven trips to Victory Lane in three different classes of race cars, including four IRA Sprint Car Series wins. His final win came during the IRA Sprint Car Series season finale when the North Pole, Alaska, native executed a last-lap pass at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis. Balog also finished fourth in the IRA Sprint Car Series championship standings.

Starks scored four victories, including a Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek win at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. The native of Washington state also earned his first career triumph at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa.

Stay tuned to the Vaportrail Clothing website and social media accounts throughout the offseason for the latest updates on Vaportrail athletes as well as current news, specials and designs.

Additionally, enter "PRESS10" into the coupon code section during checkout to receive a 10-percent discount on all Vaportrail merchandise excluding clearance.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.VaportrailClothing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VaportrailCo

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

Instagram: http://instagram.com/VaportrailClothing

COUPON CODE -

Enter "PRESS10" in the coupon code section during checkout to receive a 10-percent discount on all Vaportrail merchandise excluding clearance.

VAPORTRAIL CLOTHING -

Vaportrail Clothing is a Washington State based brand formed through auto racing with a passion for distinction and innovation through design and lifestyle. With extreme heart and pride from the Northwest, Vaportrail strives to shed light on upcoming athletes and promote a lifestyle that embodies taking chances and being unique. Mediocrity will fail every time.

 

 

Weekly late model division not returning to Fremont Speedway in 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

FREMONT, Ohio - After several seasons of working to grow late model racing and provide a more economical form of racing to entice more drivers, Fremont Speedway officials have decided not to bring the division back for weekly racing in 2019.

When "The Track That Action Built" opens in April 2019 the three main classes of racing will be the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints; Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks.

"Rich (Farmer, former track promoter) worked hard to try and get more drivers involved in the sport. He put together a late model package that had a lower cost engine and when the teams wanted change he accommodated them. It's disappointing that after three years the late model division still only drew 10 or 11 cars each week. The advertised purse was paid despite the low car count. We did everything we could to encourage new race teams. It's unfortunate but Fremont Speedway's three divisions in 2019 have shown great participation. We do want to thank the teams that did support us and sponsors like McCullough Industries that tried to make the late model class work," said Fremont Speedway Board Member Ryan Schiets.

Schiets said beside the weekly sprint and truck divisions, Fremont Speedway will mark it's 69th season with with other classes and series making appearances.

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

 

 

ANNUAL SWEENEY RUSH SERIES AUTHORIZED ENGINE REBUILDER SEMINAR FOR 2018-2019 A GREAT SUCCESS; ATTENDEES FROM SEVERAL STATES PLUS CANADA November 13, 2018

(By Mike Leone)

Pulaski, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance held its fifth annual Authorized Engine Rebuilder Facility Seminar on Saturday (November 10) at the Hampton Inn & Suites Grove City (PA). Attendance to this meeting was again "mandated" for those facilities authorized to rebuild engines for the RUSH Late Models, Sprint Cars, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Mods, Pro Stocks, and Asphalt Series. Engine facilities from several states including new 2018 rebuilders Eagle Racing Engines from Knoxville, Tennessee and Conklin Racing Engines from Morrisdale, Pa. plus two rebuilders from Ontario, Canada were on hand.

The seminar started at 11 a.m. and continued until nearly 4 p.m. with a break for lunch. Sweeney RUSH Series Directors Vicki Emig and Mike Leone organized the meeting; however, a panel led the seminar including RUSH Competition Director Travis Harry, Pace Performance Circle Track Director Don Blackshear, and authorized engine rebuilder Mike Ingram.

General topics included the rebuilders hand guide, sealing process, along with the teching and teardown procedures focusing around the mandated GM 604 and 602 crate engines. Other topics of discussion included awareness of responsibilities of the authorized rebuilders to the Series and its racers, the utilization of networking amongst their rebuilder peers and Series officials, the importance of understanding and staying true to the GM Technical Manual, and specifics related to the engine protest and Series confiscation procedure.

"There is no question that that the integrity of any healthy crate racing series lies in its teching and rebuild programs," stated Emig. "With that said, it's our belief to mandate attendance for those that are authorized to rebuild or repair GM crate engines that will be competing throughout our region under the RUSH banner. This meeting is an intricate part of the RUSH system that has helped us to keep the competition level as strong as it is throughout the Series, and may be one of its only kind in the country . We have to thank all of our authorized rebuilders for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend; several traveled between five to eight hours each way."

"We're all a team, from the racers to the Series officials, to the Authorized Rebuilders," said RUSH competition director Travis Harry. "It's great that we can all gather in one location annually to review things to ensure that everyone stays on the same page. Some of the newer authorized rebuilders had the opportunity to interact with some of those that have been involved for several years in a much more relaxed environment than at the race track. It also gives all of us the opportunity to speak face-to-face with those we that we talk to throughout the year via phone, e-mail or brief encounters at the speedway."

A few of the rebuilders were excused for health related issues, a death in the family, and other personal reasons. These rebuilders will be versed and caught up to speed by the Series and at another rebuilder that was in attendance in order to be re-authorized.

The next event for the Sweeney RUSH Series will be the annual awards banquet and dinner on Saturday, January 26, held at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center in Edinburg, Pa. Ticket order forms will be available in December.

2018 RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, CrateInsider.com, Valley Fashions.

2018 RUSH Sportsman Modified marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Sherwood Racing Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, Valley Fashions, Dirt Late Model Magazine, and Three Rivers Karting.

2018 RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Pancho's Racing Products, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

2018 RUSH Pro Mod and Pro Stock marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Wrisco. Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

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

 

 

Sprint Car Bandits Unveil “Fierce 15” Teams, Fan Fest & More for 2019!

We’re giving away 10 New 2019 SCB T-SHIRTS! Like and Share this post on our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits.com - we’re drawing 10 winners! (Details on our FB post.)

Garland, Texas (11/13/18) by DarinShort.com. The upcoming 2019 racing season for the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) series is going to feature several new fan- and driver-focused initiatives that will further add to the excitement and benefit level to all involved from race night to race night throughout the season. Let’s jump right in!

For the Drivers:

At a recent SCB drivers meeting, the new driver rewards program was announced, and at the conclusion of the meeting, 12 drivers immediately signed up for the new program.

Since then, another three drivers have committed to racing the 2019 SCB season, for a total of 15 teams, thus forming the Sprint Car Bandits “Fierce 15.” These drivers will receive monetary benefits from the new SCB merchandising program, along with another new driver rewards program called the Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse.

Any SCB rules-compliant and eligible drivers that are not part of the Fierce 15 will still be allowed to compete in any 2019 Sprint Car Bandits event, as in the past, with no registration or license fee, at any point in the season that they are available to race with the series.

All teams in attendance on race night will have the same rules, same sign in, formats; etc. whether they are a Fierce 15 team, or not, as long as they are SCB rules compliant, and this includes all sprint cars that are 360 cubic inch and under.

None of the 2019 Fierce 15 driver reward programs are based off performance. They are all based on those drivers’ support of the Sprint Car Bandits series itself.

The Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse consists short-term sponsor-added purses that will reward the Fierce 15 teams that compete in each “4-Pack” of completed events in the season. This way, regardless of weather impacts, whenever four events in a row are completed, Fierce 15 teams with perfect attendance during those four events will all equally divide up the Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse, again, regardless of performance. Then, the next Sprint Car Bandits 4-Pack Purse segment will begin; and so forth throughout the balance of the season.

We also have no issues whatsoever with any driver that chooses to race in the Sprint Car Bandits to race with whomever they like in whatever division they like throughout the racing season. This has been the case since the inception of the Series at the end of 2015.

There are no anticipated rules changes to the cars themselves. We have a couple of small procedural changes that will go into effect in 2019, as were discussed at the drivers meeting recently.

The race teams and fans have expressed how much they enjoy the existing Sprint Car Bandits rules package, which allows for more raceable cars all while lowering race team’s nightly operating costs – or without teams having to buy anything special to make it all happen.

109 sprint car teams from nine states competed in the series in 2018. There were 13 different feature winners in 16 events. Colby Estes of Mansfield Texas garnered the most points to become series champion. Drivers interested in the Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 program can contact SprintCarBandits@outlook.com for additional information.

Meet the Fierce 15:

The following drivers make up the 2019 Sprint Car Bandits Fierce 15 and will be competing for added money for their support of the series: Colby Estes, Michael Day, Claud Estes III, Dalton Stevens, Scott Evans, Chance McCrary, Dale Wester, Junior Jenkins, Brad Wesp, Josh Hawkins, Casey Burkham, Steve McMackin, Will Eggimann, Mark Zoeller and Mark Huddleston.

Fans can expect to see these drivers competing in 2019 Sprint Car Bandits series events, along with any eligible sprint car driver that chooses to on a night-to-night basis.

For the Fans:

Race fans can look forward to arriving an hour early to each Series event in 2019 and participate in Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest. Each event will feature appearances by the Fierce 15 teams, along with the ability to purchase driver and series apparel and merchandise at the Series souvenir display.

The fans can meet with the Fierce 15 drivers, take selfies, get their t-shirts signed; etc. The general rule of thumb is that Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will be scheduled one hour previous to hot laps, lasting for 45 minutes. Then it’s off to the drivers meeting and racing.

The brand new 2019 Sprint Car Bandits series t-shirts will be available for sale at the Smiley’s Racing Products Texas Motorsport Expo in Mesquite Texas on Saturday, December 1st. We will also have the first round of Fierce 15 driver t-shirts for sale at the Expo. The Series and Fierce 15 merchandise will be available for sale on the www.SprintCarBandits.com website shortly thereafter. Click http://www.texasmotorsportexpo.com for compete Expo information, including times and directions.

We are also unveiling some of those new designs right now. Click www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits to check them out. More driver designs will be released as they are finished in production (some are still working on new wrap designs and sponsors).

And race fans, when you purchase one of the Fierce 15 driver t-shirts, that driver receives proceeds from the sale – which will provide an assist on keeping them funded throughout the racing season!

For the Tracks:

These new value-added components have no added cost or fee due from Series tracks. The Sprint Car Bandits Fan Fest will help attract fans to their speedways earlier where tracks can showcase their souvenirs, food, beverage and attractions.

Another new benefit for 2019 is that series tracks can take advantage of our SCB merchandising program for their souvenir stands. Tracks can contact the SCB for further details.

Speaking of tracks, we are still over three months away from the kickoff of the 2019 season and are in the middle of building the new schedule.

If your track is interested in hosting the Sprint Car Bandits, please email SprintCarBandits@outlook.com as soon as possible, as dates are filling up. At the time of writing, we plan on having about the same number of events as in 2018 at tracks primarily in North Texas, East Texas and outlying areas.

We are in the process of renewing series marketing partners for 2019. If your business or service would like to be involved, just email us at SprintCarBandits@outlook.com and we will get back to you at once. Several affordable and effective options are available.

We would also like to thank all of the 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series marketing partners, including: Eagle Powder Coating, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Mow Time in Farmersville, RockAuto.com, Pro-Tech Service Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines, American Elevator Technologies, South Dallas Battery & Electric Co., Gary Floyd Homes, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., DFW Urethane, Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville, www.ShopTheBOSS.com , www.DarinShort.com and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.

Thanks again to all the area race teams, tracks, sponsors and fans for their support of the NCRA Sprint Car Bandits series, and we’re really looking forward to bringing these new and exciting programs to everyone in 2019!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com to keep up with the latest news and happenings with the series…and in the meantime, we wish you all a safe and enjoyable upcoming Holiday season!

Grab these brand new Sprint Car Bandits t-shirts (and more!) at the Texas Motorsport Expo on Saturday, Dec. 1 when they go on sale for the first time - GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS!

 

 

 

Joshua Shipley Records Top Five in Non-Wing Car After Several Months Off

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Nov. 13, 2018) - Joshua Shipley ran his non-wing car for the first time since July last Saturday evening when he joined the San Tan Ford Desert Sprint Car Series at Arizona Speedway.

"It was pretty nice to be able to hop back in my own car," he said. "I actually just got the motor back from the engine builder so that was exciting. The car was really fast."

Shipley started and finished third in a heat race, which transferred him to the pole of the main event. He dropped to fifth early, but after a few laps he regained his momentum and was able to keep up with the leaders.

"We ended up finishing fourth and I think we could have been competitive if our start would have been better," Shipley said. "The car just needed to get rolling again. It felt good to be able to grab a top five in a series that I've only raced in a couple of times this year."

Shipley will return to action during Thanksgiving Weekend when he tackles the 3rd annual Copper Classic at Arizona Speedway on Nov. 23-24. He will pull double duty, racing with both the Napa Non-Wing Sprint Series and the ASCS Southwest Region.

"I'll be driving my own non-wing car and I'll be driving the No. 7 Speed Sports winged car for Mark Clark," he said. "I enjoy driving for Mark so I think it'll be pretty fun. That's our last race of the year and it's always a good one. We were able to use last weekend as a shake down and get some data. I feel really confident in our ability for the Copper Classic."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 10 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 4 (1).

SEASON STATS -

12 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 12 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 13 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 23-24 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Copper Classic with the Napa Non-Wing Sprint Series and the ASCS Southwest Region

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ShipleyRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShipleyRacing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Joshua-Shipley-Racing-151739011703080

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Aero Armour Aircraft Cleaning and Detailing Products

Aero Armour is located in Scottsdale, Ariz., and sells heavy duty, yet environmentally friendly cleaning products for aircrafts. These products are high quality and have outstanding reviews. From all purpose cleaner to detail spray, Aero Armour has all the aircraft cleaning products needed.

"We can't thank Aero Armour enough for helping us out again this year," Shipley said. "It means a lot to us, and they help us out more than they know. We're fortunate to have such great people be part of our race team."

Shipley would also like to thank Speed Sports, Christie Grading & Paving, Hendrickson Construction, Kid to Kid and The Race Shack for their continued support.

 

 

Smoke earns Sunshine State Sprint Car Shootout opener at Bubba Raceway Park

Dates: Friday and Saturday, November 9th & 10th Event: Sunshine State Sprint Car Shootout Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour Track: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.) Tony Stewart A-Main Finishes (Start): Friday: 1st (1st) Saturday: 12th (5th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 13, 2018) - Another Florida visit equaled another Florida victory for Columbus, Indiana’s Tony Stewart, this time conquering the Sunshine State Sprint Car Shootout opener at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday evening, November 9. For Smoke, the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) 360 victory bumped his season win total to four, now with three during USCS competition.

Smoke’s visit to the northern Florida venue was nearly flawless on Friday night, first charging from sixth to finish second during heat race action, ultimately setting up a front row starting position for the 25-lap main event. From that point forward, it was the ‘Smoke Show,’ utilizing the pole position to dominate all 25 circuits of the Sprint Car Shootout.

Stewart owns USCS victories at Magnolia Motor Speedway, Southern Raceway, and now Bubba Raceway Park.

“It feels good to come down here and get a win. The season is all but over, but it’s nice to be able to escape to Florida for a few days and race at Bubba Raceway Park. I owe it all to the guys standing behind me,” Stewart explained, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 14 sprint car. “They bust their butts week in and week out. The schedule we put together wasn’t easy, by any means. It’s a lot of work and a lot of travel, but times like this make it all worth it.”

Unfortunately, Stewart was unable to repeat success on Saturday evening during the Sunshine State Sprint Car Shootout finale at Bubba Raceway Park. Smoke would end the weekend with a 12th place performance after starting on the inside of row three. The three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion qualified for main event action by finishing fourth during his respective heat race.

Stewart’s visit to Bubba Raceway Park concluded his 2018 winged sprint car campaign. A season comprised of nearly 70 starts, Smoke will enter the off-season with not only four victories, but also 39 top-ten finishes, 28 of which occurring inside the top-five.

Of Stewart’s four wins, one was attained during All Star Circuit of Champions competition; the result of an impressive charge from fifth to earn a $5,000 payday at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania. With that said, Stewart qualified for 30 All Star main events in 2018, amassing 14 top-ten finishes and seven top-fives. Smoke’s most recent All Star success took shape at Outlaw (N.Y.) Speedway on Friday, September 14; Stewart finished sixth.

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

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

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

2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru November 13, 2018) Total Races: 67 Total Wins: 4 Total Top-5s: 28 Total Top-10s: 39

 

 

SKAGIT SPEEDWAY CHAMPIONS TO RAISE MONEY FOR LOCAL FOOD BANKS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

Skagit Speedway along with the 2018 class champions are teaming up for the "Champions 4 Community Food Drive" this Christmas season. The seven champion drivers will spend an afternoon shopping for food for the area food banks.

"For many years Skagit Speedway has donated food during the Christmas Season," commented track promoter Steve Beitler. "Again this year, we want to get the champions, the fans and race teams of Skagit Speedway involved to support our surrounding communities."

We are asking our fans, the community and race teams to pledge their support at any level ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100).

Together we can help a lot of families and children have a Merry Christmas!
Fans and teams can donate by calling 360-724-3567 and place a pledge with a credit card or you can mail a check to: Skagit Speedway PO Box 911 Burlington WA 98233

Donations to date:
All donations will be recogized on the website, Facebook and press releases.

Steve Beitler $1000
Banquet $1,400

Total as of November 12 $2,400

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

A Good Season Start for Goodyer

Speed certainly hasn’t been a problem for Jock Goodyer so far in the 2018-19 season, with the teenager having already racked up three minor podium finishes from as many starts throughout his home state of Tasmania.

Making his debut in 410 Sprintcars last season, Goodyer experienced a pleasing introduction to the class, closing his campaign by clinching his maiden feature-race win at Hobart Speedway, as well as experiencing an encouraging run on the mainland which saw him place sixth in the third and final Easter Trail round at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

Picking up where he left off last month, the 17-year-old led the majority of the feature race at Latrobe’s Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway after lining up on the outside of the front row, only to be pipped in the latter stages, crossing the finish line in second place.

Backing up this result with a third-place finish at Hobart Speedway, Goodyer once again got a taste of the lead recently at Carrick Speedway, powering forward into first from his third-place starting position before once again being relegated to second place on the last corner by winner Jason Redpath.

Returning to Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway last Saturday night, Goodyer’s campaign was cut short due to a crash and subsequent DNF caused by a racing incident in the feature race.

“We’re really happy with the speed we’ve been consistently producing this season and we’ve been so close to the feature-race win on numerous occasions, we just haven’t quite been able to pull it off yet,” explained Goodyer, who started his season early by participating in the Chariots of Thunder Series at Darwin’s Northline Speedway in the Northern Territory, ending up eighth in the overall point standings.

“The early start to the season in the Chariots of Thunder Series against some tough competition has definitely helped us to dial the car in and improve our consistency, which is reflected in our results so far.”

Once again travelling to the mainland this week to contest the Victorian Title at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway in Victoria, the Launceston, Tasmania-based driver will be basing himself there over the Christmas-New Year period, contesting multiple blue-ribbon events, culminating with the Australian Championship at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway over the Australia Day long weekend.

“I’m really looking forward to racing on the mainland again,” added the Tas # 22 D&B Goodyer Developments supported Maxim pilot, whose schedule will also incorporate the Grand Annual Classic and the Presidents Cup.

“It’s definitely challenging to take on the country’s best Sprintcar drivers at these renowned events, but it’s the perfect opportunity to build up my confidence and learn as much as I can from them.”

Although his Sprintcar schedule is sure to keep him busy, Goodyer will also be contesting as many race meetings as possible aboard his Formula 500, off the back of last season’s impressive victory in the Tasmanian Title.

Planning to participate in the Australian Title at Goulburn Speedway in April, Goodyer has plenty to prove after last season’s running of the event at Northline Speedway ended in a controversial manner. Having led the majority of the 25-lap distance, a last-corner pass on Goodyer resulted in Liam Williams being awarded the victory. However, following an appeal from the Goodyer family that the pass was illegal, this case and the official result is currently pending.

Goodyer would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: D&B Goodyer Developments, Powranna Plant Hire, Tazwood Designs, and RSK Concreting. He would also like to thank his mum and dad Belinda and Darren, his sisters Brooke and Abbi, his girlfriend Bianca Mostyn, his sister Abbi’s boyfriend and his Formula 500 crew chief Louis Maney, his Sprintcar crew chief Jackson Davies, Allan Joyce, Ian McLeod and Scott Ryan.

To find out more about Goodyer and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Jock Goodyer Racing.

 

 

 

Impressive Entries for Premier Speedway This Saturday

The 2018 Victorian Sprintcar Title and the Formula 500 Jack Willsher Cup headline an action-packed night of racing this coming Saturday night at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, with strong fields signaling their intentions to be a part of the show with thanks to event partners Go Traffic.

With the Victorian Sprintcar Title also doubling as Round 2 of the Parr Motorsports Track Premiership which currently sees Opening Night A-Main winner James McFadden leading the way on 154 points, from Jamie Veal (148) and Jye O’Keeffe (146), a number of interstate invaders will again make the trek to Warrnambool, with young guns Lachlan McHugh and Jock Goodyer set to join the likes of two-time Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion Steven Lines in making their first Sungold Stadium appearance of the season.

Warrnambool based drivers, McFadden, Veal, O’Keeffe, Darren Mollenoyux, Peter Doukas and Corey McCullagh filled the first six finishing places of the Opening A-Main of the season on November 3, with the challengers to the Local Contingent in the battle for the Victorian Title likely to come from defending Champion David Murcott, Lines, Luke Walker, Grant Anderson, Rusty Hickman and John Vogels.

In the Jack Willsher Cup, the Formula 500’s have produced a star-studded cast for what will be a hard fought affair.

Two-time and defending Jack Willsher Cup winner and current Aussie Champ – Liam Williams – headlines the entry list, which includes former Australian Champion and JW Cup winner Dylan Willsher, Jack Bell, Chris and Dion Bellman and Leigh Van Ginneken while former Sprintcar pilots Tim and Rob Rankin will join a big field of drivers that also includes several interstate stars.

The public gates will open at 4pm on Saturday with the Opening Formula 500 heats set to hit the track at 5pm. The Sprintcars format will consist of Hot Laps (Qualifying in hot laps), Two Rounds of Heats, a Top 8 Shoot-Out and then a C, B and A-Main to decide the Victorian Champion.

Tickets are available up until midnight on Friday via www.premierspeedway.com.au or they can be purchased at the gate from 4pm on Saturday.

Nominations as at Monday November 12, 2018 (subject to change) are as follows:

Sprintcars Victorian Title:

V3 Jacob Dickson VA4 Carly Walsh T7 Tim Hutchins V8 Bobby Daly V12 Kristy Ellis VA12 Mark Carlin S13 Brock Hallett V17 Dennis Jones W17 James McFadden V19 Sam Wren S20 Glen Sutherland T22 Jock Goodyer Q23 Lachlan McHugh V28 Andrew Hughes VA29 Terry Rankin V34 Brenten Farrer V35 Jamie Veal V37 Grant Anderson V40 Rusty Hickman V42 Jye O'Keeffe V44 Tim Van Ginneken V45 Mike Van Bremen V52 Darren Mollenoyux N56 Mick Saller V58 Rhiannon Burleigh V64 David Aldersley V67 Luke Walker V68 Brett Milburn V70 John Vogels V72 Jacob Smith V73 Charles Hunter V77 Brayden Parr V81 Robbie Paton VA81 Rhys Baxter Q83 Steven Lines V88 David Murcott VA88 Grant Stansfied V95 Ryan Davis V98 Peter Doukas

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY RELEASES 2019 SCHEDULE

(Perris, CA, November 11, 2018) Perris Auto Speedway has released the schedule for the 2019 season. The track’s 24th season opener will be on February 9th and will feature the PASSCAR Stock Car Series and the IMCA Modifieds. The same cars will close the campaign nine months later on November 16th.

The first sprint car race of the year will feature the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars and The PAS Senior & Young Gun Sprints on March 9th. All told there will be 10 nights of sprint car racing in 2019. Included on the sprint car portion of the calendar will be the Sokola Shootout on April 13th, the Salute to Indy on May 25th, California Racers Hall of Fame Night on August 17th, Glenn Howard Classic on September 21st and the 24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 7th, 8th and 9th.

Like the PASSCAR/Modified shows, the popular Night of Destruction will be on the schedule eight times in 2019. The first will take place on February 23rd and their finale will be on September 28th. The highlight for N.O.D. will be on July 4th with racing and fireworks.

The only additional classes in 2019 will be a full season for the Mini Stocks and the brand new Double Deckers. Both will compete at every Night of Destruction. The Mini Stocks had a successful two-race debut at the final two N.O.D. events in 2018. The Double Deckers will feature a full-size sedan with a compact car strapped to the top. The driver in the vehicle on the bottom will control the throttle and the brakes and the driver in the car on top will do the steering.

2019 Perris Auto Speedway Schedule

February 9th “Opening Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds February 23rd Night of Destruction I: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

March 9th Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

March 30th Night of Destruction II: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

April 13th “Sokola Shootout” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

April 27th Night of Destruction III: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

May 4th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and IMCA Modifieds

May 25th “Salute to Indy” Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints and PAS Young Gun Sprints

June 1st Night of Destruction IV: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

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

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

July 4th Night of Destruction V: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

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

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

July 27th Night of Destruction VI: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

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

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

August 31st Night of Destruction VII: Demo Cross, Figure 8’s, Trailer Figure 8’s, Mini Stocks, Double Deckers, Formula X Autocross and Cross Karts

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

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

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

October 26th PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds

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

November 7th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 8th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 9th Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction

November 16th “Champions Night” PASSCAR Super Stocks, Street Stocks, American Factory Stocks and PAS Modifieds *** Schedule Subject to Change

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of TEmecu|a� PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

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

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

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

 

 

Tancredi beats the local’s home

In a nail biting finish to the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series RD2 the V29 Cool car of Michael Tancredi took out the win. Tancredi had been running in third place and made his move in dense traffic in the last few laps passing SA44 Dan Evans and SA33 Mark Caruso to take the lead. Tancredi started in 8 and drove the wheels off passing car after car. Caruso who led the race for the majority of it had to be content with second and Evans third. New comer to the 360 ranks Terry Pitt looked comfortable in the SA7 taking out the Pole Shoot Out and starting off the Pole. Unfortunately for Pitt in the early laps of the main spun in turn 2 and ended his night on the infield. SA90 Michael Lovegrove came home in 4th and SA95 Jarman Dalitz rounded out the top 5.

After destroying the car at Mildura last weekend young Rookie racer Ben Morris and team rebuild and were keen to go again. Morris in the legendary SA3 again timed well and with a third and second in his heats put the young 16 year old into the Top 6 Pole Shoot Out. Morris started in 5th for the A but unfortunately got involved with the Terry Pitt incident and retained enough damage to send him to the infield.

SA90 Michael Lovegrove and SA95 Jarman Dalitz were both hard chargers thru the pack. Both started towards the rear of the field and made their passing moves early in the race to secure 4th and 5th. Dalitz also finished the night off on a high winning the Central Vic Earthworks $200 Random Draw for the second weekend in a row. “Not bad for just turning up at the Trophy Presentation, $400 in two weeks – pretty good. Thanks to Central Vic Earth Works” said Jarman.

Jed Bell drove his team mates Chad Ely’s SA22 J&J. “We slotted our engine in during the week and Chad was Crew Chief instead of driver. I was a bit nervous in case I bent it and was a bit more cautious; but it was all good and we finished the night.” said Bell.

A special tribute was performed at the start of the night for series sponsor Glen Robertson who passed away recently with teams lining up for a minutes silence along the front straight. “Glen was a fantastic guy who couldn’t do enough to help us. It was an honour to acknowledge him in this manner.” Searle said.

Heat wins – Terry Pitt, Phil Lock, Brendan Guerin, Michael Lovegrove, Jamie Hendry and James Wren

A Main results: 1st V29 Michael Tancredi, 2nd SA33 Mark Caruso, 3rd SA44 Daniel Evans, 4th SA90 Michael Lovegrove, 5th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 6th SA14 Brendan Quinn, 7th SA42 Jamie Hendry, 8th V4 Phil Lock, 9th SA96 Brendan Guerin, 10th SA5 Trigga Gates, 11th V16 James Wren, 12th SA22 Jed Bell, 13th SA69 Cody Atkins, 14th VA8 Shaun McClure, 15th VA2 Boyd Harris, 16th V33 Michael Holt, 17th SA91 Michael Fox, 18th SA98 Cheian Perrett, 19th SA3 Ben Morris –DNF, 20th SA7 Terry Pit-DNF.

Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Michael Tancredi - $100 cash Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Phil Lock Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Jarman Dalitz All Star Hot Arse Award –James Wren - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mark Caruso – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Cheian Perrett BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Michael Lovegrove

 

 

2019 Season Opening Turnpike Challenge Dates Set

Belleville, IL - The always exciting Turnpike Challenge dates have been set for 2019. The Sixth Annual event has been expanded into four nights of racing with a back-up week in the event of inclement weather. With both the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues in attendance, as well as the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro League, this week will definitely be one you won't want to miss.

The week will open on Thursday, March 21st at Creek County Speedway in Kellyville, Oklahoma. Creek will host the inaugural appearance of the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League at the facility. Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd the Leagues will travel to I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sunday will round out the week at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the event of inclement weather, the week will be postponed until Thursday, March 28th and run through Sunday, March 31st.

Serving as the season-opener for both the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues, the Turnpike Challenge draws one of the largest outdoor-event car-counts in the nation. In previous years, Christopher Bell has dominated all but one of the Turnpike Challenge finales. The one he didn't win was because he wasn't in attendance due to a scheduling conflict within his NASCAR schedule. That year, 2016, Jason McDougal took the victory. Matt Sherrell took the prelim night victory in 2016.

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow "POWRi_Racing" on Twitter.

 

 

Dodge City Raceway Park Announces 2019 Schedule

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (November 9, 2018) – Another exciting year of racing action is in store for Dodge City Raceway Park in southwest Kansas in 2019 as the slate of events for the state-of-the-art facility in southwest Kansas has been established.

Following an open practice and car show on March 23, the season officially fires off on Saturday, April 6, with a DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car tilt before ultimately wrapping up with two nights of World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” action on September 20-21.

A total of 18 nights of racing action are in store along the way in 2019 with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks once again featured in the weekly championship racing series.

The Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals has been expanded to a three-night affair on June 13-15 as the DCRP Sprint Cars square off with the United Rebel Sprint Series and Sprint Series of Oklahoma for bragging rights.

Other returning specials in 2019 include the Seventh Annual Modified Stampede on April 13, the Dodge City 200 Enduro on July 6, the always highly-anticipated Driver and Fan Appreciation Night on July 26, the Sixth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem event on August 24 and the Seventh Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship finale on September 14.

In addition to the April 6 opener and the DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals, the United Rebel Sprint Series takes on the DCRP Sprint Cars as well on May 18 and again during the September 14 championship finale.

Additionally, the Sooner Late Model series will make its first DCRP appearance on Saturday night, July 13.

Dodge City Raceway Park 2019 Schedule:

March 23 – Car Show & Practice Night

April 6 – Season Opener with DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

April 13 – Seventh Annual Modified Stampede plus DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

April 27 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

May 4 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

May 18 – Weekly Racing Series plus URSS Sprints (DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

June 1 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

June 13 – Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals (DCRP/URSS/SSO Sprint Cars) plus IMCA Hobby Stocks and KARS

June 14 – Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals (DCRP/URSS/SSO Sprint Cars) plus IMCA Stock Cars and KARS

June 15 – Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals (DCRP/URSS/SSO Sprint Cars) plus IMCA Sport Modifieds and KARS

June 29 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

July 6 – Dodge City 200 Enduro plus Fireworks show

July 13 – Sooner Late Model series plus IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

July 20 – Weekly Racing Series (DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks)

July 26 – Driver/Fan Appreciation Night with DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

August 24 – Sixth Annual Sport Modified Mayhem plus DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

September 14 – Seventh Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Night / DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks

September 20 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” plus IMCA Sport Modifieds

September 21 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars “Boot Hill Showdown” plus IMCA Modifieds

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

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

HOLLY, Mich. – Must See Racing Sprint Car Series officials announced the 13-race core of the tour’s 2019 schedule on Thursday, featuring two facilities that join the calendar for the first time.

New venues hosting Must See Racing next season are the four-tenths-mile Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, N.C., and the three-eighths-mile Hillside Buffalo Speedway in Holland, N.Y.

Ace will welcome the 410 winged asphalt sprint cars of Must See Racing March 28-30, headlined by two complete, full-points shows that will serve as the opening weekend of competition for the series in 2019.

The same will be true for Hillside Buffalo Speedway, which will host the inaugural Xtreme Speed Classic on July 26-27, featuring a pair of full programs that pay championship points both nights.

Built around those two blockbuster weekends are returns to familiar venues and familiar event weekends, as well as more comfortable spacing of dates to ease travel strain for teams going into a new season of championship competition.

Ace will host an open practice night on Thursday, March 28 before their two-day weekend on Friday and Saturday nights. The series will then use the month of April as preparation before kicking the northern portion of the calendar into gear on May 4 with the annual Must See 50 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway.

The Anderson race moves forward from mid-August, as it has been in past years, and serves as a tune-up for the 71st annual Pay Less Little 500, which Must See Racing will again sanction and takes place this year on May 25.

The Little 500 will also be a part of the series' MAVTV television package again next year, with specific details and broadcast information announced at a later date.

June sees the series make its first of two annual trips to Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., while Must See Racing’s annual Independence Day Spectacular moves to Michigan’s Birch Run Speedway on July 5 and will feature fireworks, as well as a full night of racing headlined by the Must See Racing sprint cars.

Following the new two-day weekend at Hillside Buffalo, the series heads back to Berlin on Aug. 17 before the second annual American Racer David D. Mateer Tribute takes center stage at the Jennerstown Speedway half-mile in Pennsylvania on Sept. 14.

Must See Racing will then wrap up the 2019 season on Sept. 28-29 with a huge two-day event during the National Short Track Championships at Illinois’ Rockford Speedway, featuring the Rumble for the Record qualifying spectacular on Saturday, Sept. 28 before the title-deciding feature on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Three dates – May 11, June 15 and Aug. 31 – will host events at facilities that will be announced later.

“For 2019, we are really excited about first time visits to several outstanding new tracks and looking forward to returning to many of the best events and tracks in all of racing,” said Must See Racing President Jim Hanks. “To have events like the 71st Pay Less Little 500 at Indiana’s Anderson Speedway and the 54th annual National Short Track Championships at Rockford Speedway in Illinois on our schedule are testaments to the quality racing that Must See Racing puts on each year.

“We’re also excited to return to the first-class Jennerstown Speedway and race again in front of the fantastic Pennsylvania fans,” Hanks added. “The schedule, including several multi-race weekends, is a good fit for our race teams and for our high-speed, record-setting racing entertainment for the fans."

2019 Must See Racing Sprint Car Series Schedule

Date – Venue – Location

March 29 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C.
March 30 – Ace Speedway – Altamahaw, N.C.
May 4 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind.
May 11 – TBA – TBA
May 25 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind. **
June 1 – Berlin Raceway – Marne, Mich.
June 15 – TBA – TBA
July 5 – Birch Run Speedway – Birch Run, Mich.
July 26 – Hillside Buffalo Speedway – Holland, N.Y.
July 27 – Hillside Buffalo Speedway – Holland, N.Y.
Aug. 17 – Berlin Raceway – Marne, Mich.
Aug. 31 – TBA – TBA
Sept. 14 – Jennerstown Speedway – Jennerstown, Pa.
Sept. 28-29 – Rockford Speedway – Loves Park, Ill.

** – 71st Pay Less Little 500, non-points event

 

 

Sensational Scelzi set to sizzle down-under.

16 year-old Sprintcar Sensation Gio Scelzi is locked and loaded to head down-under for his Aussie racing debut at Australia’s premier Sprintcar Carnival, the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic this coming January.

The son of 4 times World Drag Racing Champion Garry Scelzi, the Californian will race down under for the first time giving local Aussie fans the chance to see his audacious talent and what this kid has to offer. Not since Kyle Larson made his down-under Classic debut for Brett Milburn a few years back has Australia seen such a hot young talent in action.

Scelzi recently became the youngest ever racer to qualify for the revered Knoxville Nationals final alongside his elder brother and former Aussie tourist Dom Scelzi.

The Kid is also the youngest ever winner of a World of Outlaws feature at no less than Williams Grove Speedway, Pennsylvania, a specialist track if ever there was one, and nothing like any track he’d ever run before putting him in some exalted company for someone so young.

Victorian racer and Indy Race Parts Australian agent Domain Ramsey will help facilitate a strong campaign for Scelzi who will steer the Indy Race Parts USA#71 mount overseen and imported by Indy Race Parts proprietor Bernie Stuegben.

Scelzi will make his debut at the Presidents Cup at Avalon on Wednesday January 16.

From there Scelzi will head west across the border to tackle Mount Gambier’s Kings Challenge on Thursday evening (17th) before heading back to the teams Warrnambool base camp for the three day Classic campaign where he hopes to become the youngest ever winner of Australia’s biggest Sprintcar event.

Opportunities exist for anyone interested in becoming supporting partners at any level on what is expected to be a history making tour. Supporting partners will have the added opportunity to be branded on all tour merchandise and to meet the rising star.

Partnering enquiries should be directed to Tim Fisher at Indy Race Parts on 0438 819 444.

 

 

Wilson Wraps Up Season by Charging From 17th to Fifth During World of Outlaws World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 8, 2018) - Greg Wilson earned his fifth top-five finish of the season on Saturday afternoon during the World of Outlaws World Finals, which is the final World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of the season.

"It was great to be able to close the season with a strong run," he said. "This year didn't go as we had planned so to end on a positive note was important."

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels backed team opened the event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Thursday by qualifying 12th quickest in their group for Friday's event and 19th quickest for Saturday's race.

Wilson advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race on Friday before the main event was postponed to Saturday afternoon because of the curfew.

"Most of the guys were racing the top, but we were able to get our car to work really well around the bottom," he said. "At one point we were up to third and the top two were right in front of us in traffic, but then a caution came out. I think we had a shot at winning the race in traffic, but that didn't play out in our favor."

Wilson's charge from 17th to fifth place was the second-most cars passed.

The event wrapped up on Saturday evening. Wilson placed sixth in a heat race before electing not to start the C Main. He then gained a handful of positions in the A Main to close the season by moving forward.

Wilson, who finished 13th in the World of Outlaws championship standings, was honored on Sunday as the inaugural Jason Johnson Sportsman of the Year Award winner.

"It's a great honor and means a lot for the World of Outlaws to give me the Jason Johnson Sportsman of the Year Award," he said. "Any time you can be recognized in a positive light it's special and to win any award with Jason Johnson's name attached to it is very meaningful."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 5 (17).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 6 (7); C Main: DNS (3); Feature: 23 (28).

SEASON STATS -

74 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 11 top 10s, 30 top 15s, 43 top 20s

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

 

 

Rilat Finds Bright Moments During Return to ASCS National Tour Competition

Inside Line Promotions - HEATH, Texas (Nov. 8, 2018) - Travis Rilat produced a top-10 finish in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com championship standings for the 10th time in his career in 2018.

This year marked the first time since 2009 that Rilat tackled the tour full time. Although he missed multiple races because of work commitments, Rilat still ended ninth in the standings while piloting the No. 1 sprint car for BDS Motorsports.

"I want to thank Bryan Sundby and everyone with BDS Motorsports," he said. "They worked hard to provide a fast race car. We had a shot at winning a couple of races this year, but the circumstances didn't play out in our favor."

Rilat finished the year with eight top fives - six during ASCS National Tour competition - and 20 top 10s. It's his most top 10s in a single season since 2015 when he also scored 20.

Rilat's best result of the season was a runner-up finish during a preliminary night at the 47th annual Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup hosted by Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash. He also netted podium finishes at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and at Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo, Texas, during the ASCS National Tour Speedweek.

"We had a fast car and had some really good nights, but this year didn't meet our expectations," he said. "We're working hard on next year and plan on running a pick-and-choose schedule. Our goal is to build on the positives of this year and earn our way to Victory Lane multiple times next season.

"Also, a huge thanks to all of our sponsors and fans. We appreciate the support and look forward to many great things in the future."

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 20 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Shark Racing Engines

Located in Sedro-Woolley, Wash., Shark Racing Engines has been building high-performance racing engines for more than two decades. For more information, visit http://www.SharkRacingEngines.com .

"It's kind of funny how I met (Shark owner) Marc Huson when I went up there to Washington for an ASCS National Tour race a few years ago," Rilat said. "I was wandering around talking on my cell phone and saw a sprint car next door. I walked over, looked around and introduced myself.

"He's been a great friend. He was instrumental with a support group for me and my family when I was in the hospital up there. He and his wife helped us out in a hard time. As far as his engine skills go, he's one of the best in the country. There's only a handful of great engine builders across the country and I consider him one of the best."

Rilat would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, Frio Chevrolet, The BOSS, MDS Boring & Drilling, CnB Chubby, Champion Brands, Joe's Kleen Products, KSE Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, All Star Auto Reconditioning, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Carlan Services, Car Star Collision and Service (from Leduc, Alberta, Canada), Clark Construction, Diversified Machine Inc., Dyer Rods, Eagle Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gee and Gee Racing, Gillund Enterprises, Global Power Services, Hepfner Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Impact Coatings, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kustom Sprintcar Supplies, Lanktree Holdings, Millstone, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pat Beck Motorsports, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance - Newton, Iowa, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shane Liebig, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Speedway Motors, Strong Crane Service, Super Shox, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes and Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Proud Following First Full Season on ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SIX NATIONS, Ontario, Canada (Nov. 8, 2018) - It was a year of extensive travel and valuable racing experience for Alex Hill as she became just the fourth woman to run the entire Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com schedule.

The 18-year-old competed in all 36 National races, plus more than a dozen other events, while attending college full-time in Los Angeles for nine months of the year. She finished 13th in the ASCS National Tour championship standings and placed third among rookies.

"I'm proud of us running the entire tour," she said. "It's not always fun. It can be pretty tough. That's when support and a good crew are especially important.

"The travel made it kind of difficult to keep up with my studies. I usually flew out of L.A. on Thursday night and came back on Sunday or Monday. It wasn't usually a short flight since almost all of the races are in a different area of the country."

Hill was able to spend part of the summer traveling with her team, including a stretch of approximately six weeks on the road.

"I really enjoyed being on the road with the guys during the summer," she said.

Her season was one with ups and downs as would be expected for a rookie who raced at many of the tracks for the first time. She was aided by her first-year teammate, Sam Hafertepe Jr., who eventually won his third ASCS title and the first for the Hill's Racing team.

"I enjoyed having Sam for a teammate," she said. "He's a good mentor and I was able to learn a lot from him. He has a lot of experience and knowledge to draw from."

Included in her season highlights were performances at a couple of special events.

"The night before the Canadian Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway was one of our best nights of the year," she said. "I challenged Chuck Hebing for the lead for a while before dropping back to third. Then I battled Mark Smith for several laps before passing him at the end to finish second. Chuck and Mark are probably the two best drivers back home so it was really fun to race well against them and it helped my confidence a lot.

"I thought we did really well at the Short Track Nationals, too. We had a really fast car. We missed making the main event by one spot, but I thought that was still pretty good because of the size and quality of the field."

The long season wasn't without its rough patches, too.

"We had kind of a tough Speedweek when we were involved in quite a few wrecks," she said. "I lost some confidence and was kind of down on myself. It wasn't fun and I really wasn't sure if I wanted to finish the tour, but I'm glad I stuck with it. I learned a lot after that and gained a lot of experience.

"My crew - Daryl Turford, Ron Monture and Sam - are the best and they helped me through the tough times along with my parents, who were at every one of my races. I certainly owe everything I do in racing to my parents."

Hill expects to return to the track in February during races in Florida, but her racing plans after that are uncertain.

"We plan to race again in Florida, but we're not sure about after that," she said. "We're waiting for the ASCS and other schedules to come out. We'd like to do some 410 races next year and we'll see how the schedules go."

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 24 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AlexHill77x.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - BearPaw Gas and Convenience

Founded in 1992, BearPaw Gas and Convenience now has two locations on the Six Nations Reserve after adding a second store last December. BearPaw is a full-scale gas and tobacco convenience store.

"BearPaw is my dad's convenience store," Hill said. "It's also where I work when I'm not at school or racing and has been a major part of our race team."

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

 

 

The river runs to the Bridge

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series rolls into Murray Bridge Raceway this Saturday night for RD2 of the West Coast Concreting $2,500 King of the River. “This is the home track for all our South Aussie teams and they love the opportunity to compete there. Murray Bridge has been a fantastic supporter of 360’s over the years and it’s great that we get the chance to compete there twice this season.” says Searle.

SA44 Dan Evans in the Evans Transport Maxim took out the win last weekend and will be hoping for a repeat. Evans was fast at Mildura breaking the track record and with Trevor Green fine tuning things will be one to watch. SA96
Brendan Guerin & V29 Michael Tancredi placed 2nd and 3rd at Mildura and will both want to go one or two better.
Former Series & State Champ SA33 Mark Caruso is experienced at the Bridge in both 360 & 410’s and home track knowledge is sure to help. SA990 Michael Lovegrove makes a return to the series for the night. Series regular SA69
Cody Atkins also makes a return after securing an engine last weekend. The team have worked hard through to week to get both car and engine ready. After destroying his Cool chassis last weekend at Mildura SA16 Jack Gartner and team have been burning the midnight oil this week repairing and restocking and a good result will make this effort worthwhile. Young Rookie Ben Morris in the Phil March owned SA3 J&J team have also had their work cut out for them. Morris went for a big ride last weekend and with major damage to the car have rebuilt and keen to go again.

With a quality field for the night with the like of V16 James Wren, SA14 Brendan Quinn, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, V4 Phil Lock just to name a few there is guaranteed to be fireworks on the track. “Some might like to call it a SA versus Vic Challenge but with cars from both states locked in for the series we don’t look at it this way, but having said that it will certainly be All Star V All Star! ” Mandy Searle says

With the usual All Star giveaways, posters, driver autograph signing it will be lots a family fun. On track action starts from 5.00pm for Hot Laps Saturday November 10th.

 

 

Mitchell Motorsport 6th In Season Debut

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Last Saturday night (November 3) saw the first outing in Queensland for Mitchell Motorsport and their team driver Danny Reidy after they were unable to attend the opening round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship QLD, and round 2 of the series being washed out before a wheel was turned. Despite the lack of seat time in the #19 Eagle Ignition Leads / Penrite Maxim Danny was able to fight hard to secure a 6th placed result.

The night began with Time trials in hot laps with Danny out in group 5 on what was a quickly drying track that had been baked all week with very high temperatures. With the top 6 being inverted for the opening round of heats, Danny started his first heat from position 4 and he would go on to finish in second after some spirited dices during the race.

Round 2 saw Danny start out of position 5 with the result being the opposite of heat 1. After a slight touch with the car in front Danny turned around and was relegated to the rear of the field with Danny eventually clawing his way back to the 7th position at the drop of the chequered flag.

His heat results would see Danny start the 30 lap A main from position 13, on a dry slick track that looked as though it was going to be hard on tyres, so patience and good throttle control would be paramount in order to record a strong result. As the race unfolded and as the laps wound down the better the car got with Danny moving nicely toward the front.

Late in the race Danny had a great escape as two cars came together coming off turn 4 with the car emerging with only a badly bent front push bar and more importantly, he didn’t come to stop, therefore getting his spot back. From that point a smart drive, considering the track conditions, resulted in a 6th position at the end of a gruelling 30 laps.

“It was a fantastic comeback from the starting position tonight, especially with the quality of the cars we had to pass to finish 6th. Whilst it would have made it interesting for those just in front of us over a few more laps, we were low on rear rubber, so we were happy to see the chequered flag” commented Team Owner Peter Mitchell

The next meeting in Queensland for the Mitchell Motorsport Team is round 4 of the USC QLD at Toowoomba on the 15th of December 2018.

The Mitchell Motorsport Team would like to thank the following corporate supporters: Eagle Silicone Ignition Leads, Penrite Oils, Desert Palms Alice Springs, KRE Race Engines, Wesfil, Cooper, Primera, Thermal Edge Coatings, Locked Down Apparel and Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

For further updates on Mitchell Motorsport please visit www.mitchellmotorsport.com or visit Mitchell Motorsport on Facebook.

 

 

Farrer Steps Up at Warrnambool

By Phil Michell Motorsport Media

Last Saturday night Brenten “Smooch” Farrer enjoyed a career best result at the Premier Speedway in Warrnambool as he finished seventh in Round 3 of the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series. Sure, Brenten has five career A-Main victories to his credit but they have all come in 360ci competition but his latest result ranks as his best run in a 410ci Sprintcar.

“I Surprised myself a little last weekend, but we have worked extra hard over the off season to put everything in place to put our best foot forward in making the step up to 410. I’m under not false hope, this is hard and to do this night after night is going to be difficult but I’m up for the challenge” added Brenten following the A-Main.

His seventh placed result looks all that more impressive considering there were over 50 cars in the pit area and the list of drivers that he was racing around throughout the 30 lap A-Main included James McFadden, Jamie Veal, Corey McCullagh, Darren Mollenoyux, Grant Anderson and Ryan Jones.

The night started off in the best way possible with Brenten pacing his Time Trial group before winning his opening heat. The reverse grid second round saw Brenten finish seventh therefore elevating him into a top six starting position.

As the race unfolded Brenten drove the race of life with his Frijtek / BF Car Carriers #34 Maxim getting up inside the top four at one point before eventually settling for a seventh placed finish. As a result, he now sits eighth overall in the 2018/19 SRA Series points after two completed rounds.

Brenten will be back on track this Saturday night at the Jackpot Invitational at the Avalon Raceway in Lara, Victoria. Brenten would like to thank the following corporate supporters for their involvement in the 2018/19 Sprintcar Season: Frijtek Industrial Refrigeration, Porkers Transport, B&G Clancy Farm Contracting, Ayross Racing, B.A.T Training and Assessments, Maxwill Race Engines, PRP Engineering, JB Speedway Spares, BF Car Carriers, Brack Earthmovers and Phil Michell Motorsport Media.


 

 

Knoxville Raceway and DIRTVision Partner to Offer Live PPV Broadcasting from the Sprint Car Capital of the World

Starting in 2019, Nearly All Knoxville Raceway Events will be Broadcast by DIRTVision.com

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (November 7, 2018) -- Knoxville Raceway and DIRTVision announced today a broadcast partnership establishing DIRTVision as the exclusive broadcast platform for the Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, the Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank, the 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank, the inaugural Corn Belt Nationals and the full regular-season schedule of events that comprises the Knoxville Championship Cup Series.

"This season, we set out to offer every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race live," said Brian Dunlap, Director of Broadcast for DIRTVision. "Adding the Knoxville Nationals to our lineup for 2019 closes that loop and we're excited to be covering all of the action from the Sprint Car Capital of the World."

After a rigorous selection process to determine a partner best suited to execute, market, and grow the broadcast package, the Marion County Fair Board, which oversees the historic half-mile, selected DIRTVision for the job.

"At Knoxville Raceway, we're always striving to be the best in the sprint car racing industry. We see the same desire in our partners at DIRTVision and are proud to have them broadcast nearly every event from the Sprint Car Capital of the World to the homes of tens of thousands of race fans throughout the 2019 season," said Knoxville Direct or Marketing Kendra Jacobs. "We were impressed with not only their passion for the sport, but also their forward-thinking in-house studio, their reach in the sport and the reputation they have built in all of auto racing. We're anxious to get the 2019 season started and see what we can build together."

DIRTVision pioneered live dirt track video streaming in 2004 with the ultimate goal of streaming content on a nightly basis. Now, 15 years later, that goal has become a reality and Dunlap has seen it through this full trajectory.

"It's an absolute honor to play a role in the live broadcast of the Knoxville Nationals," said Dunlap. "This a real opportunity to engage new fans with Sprint Car racing across the globe."

DIRTVision will set up dedicated production resources for the weekly Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series, and ramp that up with additional cameras and staffing for the marquee events around the Nationals. The agreement includes marketing, promotion and customer service, with all content being fed through the DIRTVision studio in Concord, NC.

Pricing information will be released at a later date, but the content will be separate from the Sprint Car Fast Pass.

DIRTVision will kick off the 2019 Knoxville Raceway schedule on April 13 with the PellaMotors.com/Kraig Ford season-opening Knoxville Championship Cup Series event with 410, 360 and 305 Sprint Cars.Be sure to keep up with @knoxvilleraces, @WorldofOutlaws and @dirtvision for the latest news.

 

 

23rd ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS THIS WEEK AT PERRIS

(Perris, CA, November 5, 2018)

Facts on the 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway

EVENT: 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction
WHERE: "The Southern California Home of Major League Sprint Car Racing," Perris Auto Speedway on the SoCal Fair and Event Center (18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA 92571)
TRACK: 1/2-mile clay oval.
WHEN: Thursday, November 8, Friday November 9 and Saturday November 10.
PROGRAM: Qualifying, heats, preliminary and A Mains each night.
PRACTICE: Free for fans in the grandstands at 5:00 PM Wednesday, November 7. $2.00 pizza, beer and soft drinks.
WHO: The Amsoil USAC National and CRA Sprint Cars.
SANCTIONING BODY: United States Auto Club (USAC)
TIMES: Spectator gates will open at 4:00 PM on Thursday & Friday with racing at 7:00. Gates will open and 3:00 PM Saturday with racing at 7:00.
PURSE: $131,380.00. $5,000.00 to win and $500.00 to start the A mains on Thursday and Friday. $25,000.00 to win and $1,000.00 to start the A main on Saturday.
GRAND MARSHAL: Mike Grosswendt from All Coast Construction
TONY JONES HARD CHARGER AWARD: To the driver who passes the most cars in Saturday’s “A” main event.
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 awards goes to the driver who accumulates the most total points on the two 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.”
TICKETS: Advance tickets available by phone at 1-800-595-4849 or online at: https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=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 46 cars from seven states have pre-entered (complete list at the end of this release). A few more, including Stevie Sussex, are expected to enter when they get to the track.
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kevin Thomas Jr. from Cullman, Alabama
PAST CHAMPIONS EXPECTED TO ENTER: Kevin Thomas Jr, (2017), Damion Gardner (2009, 2011, 2016), Chris Windom (2010), Dave Darland (2005, 2006, 2013), Bud Kaeding (2001, 2002, 2007). Complete list of past winners below.
AUTOGRAPH SESSION: 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. Saturday on the front straightaway.
CAMPING ON THE FAIRGROUNDS: $25.00 per night. No hook ups. No reservations required.
TRACK PHONE NUMBER: (951) 940-0134
TRACK WEBSITE: http://www.perrisautospeedway.com/index.html
TRACK SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: Perris Auto Speedway; Twitter: perrisautospdwy; Instagram: perrisautospeedway


2018 Budweiser Oval Nationals Entries

Car # Driver Residence Car Owner
2 Austin Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory
4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander
4 Justin Grant Ione, CA Topp Motorsports
4D TBA Gansen Motorsports
4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Gansen Motorsports
5 Chris Windom St. Louis, MO Baldwin Brothers
5 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Tye Mihocko
5M Max Adams Loomis, CA Max Adams
5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier
5X Logan Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory
7BC Tyler Courtney Fishers, IN Clauson/Marshall
8 Michael Faccinto Hanford, CA Jim Richardson
10V Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing
12 Dave Darland Lincoln, IN Robert Ballou
12 Joel Rayborne West Covina, CA Rodney Rayborne
13 Dennis Gile Mesa, AZ Gene Gile
15 Danny Sheridan Santa Maria, CA Rick Johnson
16 Bud Kaeding Campbell, CA MMR
19S Jason McDougal Andrew Reinbold
19AZ Andrew Reinbold
21 A.J. Bender Ramona, CA Richard Bender
28 Matt McCarthy Riverside, CA Matt MCCarthy
30 C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Chuck Leary
32 Chase Stockon Fort Branch, IN Chase Stockon
34AZ Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA Grau/Burkhart
39E Kyle Edwards Fountain Valley, CA Gordon Edwards
42 Danny Faria Jr. Tipton, CA Dwight Cheney
44 Cody Williams Corona, CA John Jory
50 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.
51 Austin Ervine Bakersfield, CA James Ervine
52 Isaac Chappell Wilkinson, IN Isaac Chappell
55 Tony Everhart El Cajon, CA Tony Everhart
68 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Shawn Thomas
69 Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Dynamics, Inc.
72 Gary Marshall Jr. Pomona, CA Gary Marshall Sr. & Jr.
77 Thomas Meseraull San Jose, CA Bill Michael
74X Josh Hodges Tijeras, NM Jack Hodges
83 Austin Liggett Tracy, CA Tim Liggett
88V Jace Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing
90 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman
91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance
92 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Tom & Lauri Sertich
92X TBA Tom & Lauri Sertich
98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy
98 Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale, CA Jeremy Ellertson
99 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Bacon/Marshall

Oval Nationals Champions
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.

Advance tickets for all the Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction, are available 24 hours a day online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not want to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.

Camping for the Oval Nationals will begin on Monday. The price to camp is $25.00 per night. There are no hook-ups.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

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

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

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Sides Gains 10 Positions During Season Finale to End Year on Positive Note

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Jason Sides wrapped up his season with a strong run on Saturday evening during the World of Outlaws World Finals finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Sides charged from 27th to 17th after using a provisional to start near the rear of the field. It was the second-most cars passed in the 30-lap race and provides momentum to close the season.

"That was pretty good," he said. "It felt like we passed 30 cars. Passing 10 cars is a lot. And it was a lot of good cars that we passed. We had the car a lot better and the track was better. You always want to end on a good note."

The weekend began on Thursday with qualifying for the shows on Friday and Saturday. Sides timed in 16th quickest in his group for Friday's race and 17th quickest for Saturday's event. He didn't start the heat race or C Main on Friday before rallying from 29th to 23 rd in the main event, which was held Saturday afternoon.

"Shane (Stewart) was leading and lapped me," he said. "I was on the bottom and I passed him back a couple of times. We went back and forth. The last time I was coming to the flag stand when he blew a tire out. I beat him to the line to unlap myself, but (the officials) said once I got lapped I was considered lapped the rest of the race. I don't understand that. I passed seven or eight cars and then the caution came out so I had to go back behind those cars. I think we had a top-15 car."

The event concluded on Saturday evening. Sides advanced from sixth to fifth place in a heat race and from 15th to 10th in the Last Chance Showdown before he gained another 10 positions in the main event.

"The track widened out and got better," he said. "There was a top and a bottom. We could get under the cars when they missed the bottom."

Sides ended the season ranked 12th in the World of Outlaws championship standings. It marked the 10th straight season he has placed in the top 12 in the standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 16; Heat race: DNS (6); C Main: DNS (-); Feature: 23 (29).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 10 (15); Feature: 17 (27).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

84 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 64 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

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

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

 

 

Hagar Notes 2018 Highlights as Six Wins and Sharing Winning Moments With Daughter

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Derek Hagar registered a half-dozen feature victories this season.

"We really didn't get to do a whole lot of racing," he said. "To still be competitive with the caliber of cars we raced with says a lot for our team. We had some wins this year in the little amount of races we got in. It wasn't as much as we'd done in the past couple of years, but to still win six races and not race as much as we had in the past, I think we had a strong year."

Hagar had a trio of USCS Series triumphs, including a Speedweek race. He also posted three ASCS Mid-South Region victories, one of which was a co-sanctioned race with the ASCS Red River Region - the Ralph Henson Memorial at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark.

"We're only the second two-time winner of that event," he said. "It's close to home and special to us. To have our name on the trophy twice means a lot. That's something nobody can take away from us."

Hagar is also the King of the Wings champion for his win at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. He was also victorious at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.; at Crowleys Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Ark.; and twice at Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn.

"Getting some wins and having my daughter in Victory Lane was really special this year," he said. "She's too young to think of it, but down the road she can look at it and see she was in the spotlight with me. That was pretty special."

A couple of other standout moments include the Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway and Hagar posting his career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result of 11th at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

"We probably had our best Short Track Nationals, especially on our prelim night running second," he said. "The World of Outlaws race was a last-minute deal and we were able to rent a motor. It really shocked the heck out of me to pass David Gravel, Kerry Madsen, Shane Stewart, all these top guys. We worked our way to second in the heat race to make the dash. Then we finished 11th in the feature after racing with some good cars. That was a great moment to compete with those guys."

Hagar said he's hopeful to run a couple of midget races during the offseason before tentatively beginning the 2019 season in February with races in Florida.

SEASON STATS -

38 races, 6 wins, 23 top fives, 26 top 10s, 31 top 15s, 34 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing

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

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

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

 

 

Kevin Swindell and Spencer Bayston Record Two Top 10s at World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Kevin Swindell and Spencer Bayston entered the famed World of Outlaws World Finals last weekend seeking their first top-10 finish together during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race.

The marquee event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte yielded much more than that as the Swindell Speed Lab backed team recorded a top-five finish during the opening main event before capping the spectacle with a sixth-place finish.

"I was happy," Swindell said. "After last year's performance I was concerned coming in. We changed our big track package around. We had something we were comfortable with and we were good off the bat so it made it a lot easier."

Bayston qualified second quickest in his group for both the Friday and Saturday programs during the opening night of action last Thursday. He then won a heat race before finishing where he started - sixth - in a dash on Friday. The main event was postponed to Saturday afternoon because of a curfew.

"Whatever package Kevin had on that thing was just about right," he said. "The track didn't have a lot of grip. I was able to go wherever I wanted and have clean air. I could sweep the corners and have speed. As the race went on guys began to slow their pace and I was able to keep the pace I was running. The last half of the race we made a lot of moves and clicked off a top five."

Bayston made a last-lap pass to secure a career-best fourth-place result.

The team was just as strong during the nightcap, finishing second in a heat race and winning a dash to garner the pole position for the A Main.

"We played it a little too tight for the pace we had to run around the fence," Swindell said. "We got better toward the end when the pace slowed down. We ran third the whole race, but on the last restart we didn't have a good turns one and two and we lost a couple of spots to finish sixth.

"Last year we left there pretty miserable. This was a good way to turn it around. I feel like we've got a lot better grasp of the car these last two weeks. We've made some gains."

The sixth-place run was the team's 15th top 10 of the season.

"Entering the weekend a top 10 would have been a win for us," Bayston said. "To run top five in one race and sixth in another was cool. There were a lot of great cars there more than a regular Outlaws show, too. To be able to do that made it even more special."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 4 (12).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (1).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 15 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 32 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.KevinSwindellRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinSwindell

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Tim Walker Real Estate

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"Tim Walker came on board with us this year," Swindell said. "He's a big fan of racing and we're excited to have him as part of our team."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Mike Curb and Curb Records, DKW Transport, Premier Truck Group, Rossie Feed & Grain, TWRentToOwn.com, Premier Truck Group, High Performance Lubricants, E-Distribution Racing, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Racing Optics, Arai Helmets, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny's Components and Swindell Speed Lab for their continued support.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Maneuvers to Top-Five Finish During World of Outlaws World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi closed the regular season with a strong run last Saturday during the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Scelzi rallied for his 20th top five of the season and his fourth during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series action at an event that featured more than 50 competitors.

"I thought that was really good," he said. "I want to thank Bernie and Betsy Stuebgen for a great year as well as Brandon Hickman and Brandon Ikenberry for their hard work all weekend. To go forward and end with a top five, the season finale couldn't have gone much better."

Scelzi qualified 10th quickest in his group for Friday's show and sixth quickest for Saturday's program during the opening night of action last Thursday. He then advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race on Friday before the feature was postponed until Saturday afternoon because of the curfew.

"It was a day show and we struggled racing around cars," he said. "We never really got going anywhere. It was hard to get rolling and we didn't get a good restart so we kind of rode around. I really needed to get in clean air."

Scelzi finished 15th, but he rebounded strong in the nightcap. He placed second in a heat race to make a dash. A sixth-place result in the dash lined him up 11th for the main event.

"I kept around the bottom," he said. "We tried some different stuff with the car and it worked. We tried it during the Tuscarora 50 the previous week and it worked so we tried it Saturday and we were able to make speed. It was a great night."

Scelzi used a last-lap pass to secure a fifth-place result.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 15 (14).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (3); Feature: 5 (11).

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 3 wins, 20 top fives, 31 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 50 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GioScelzi

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Weld Wheels

Founded in 1967 by successful sprint car racer and entrepreneur Greg Weld, Weld Racing has been the technology pioneer and trend setter for the wheel industry. From lifted trucks to 300 mph drag race cars, Weld's ability to design a wheel optimized for performance and style is unmatched. For more information, visithttp://www.WeldRacing.com.

"When you look around the pits almost every car has Weld Wheels," Scelzi said. "The majority of people run their product because of its strength and durability. Last weekend we were banging up against the cushion and the wheels held up great."

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

 

 

Brian Brown Finds Extra Motivation From World of Outlaws World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Brian Brown will use his season-ending results as motivation throughout the upcoming offseason.

Brown crashed while competing for a top 10 in the first feature before he placed 16th in the second main event last weekend during the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

"Overall you never look forward to the year ending, but maybe this year we do more than most," he said. "It's been a tough year for our sport and hasn't been the best year for our team."

The final event of the season began on a solid note on Thursday when Brown qualified seventh quickest in his group for Friday's program and 10 th quickest for Saturday's race. He then advanced from third to second place in a heat race and ended third in a dash on Friday before the feature was postponed to Saturday afternoon because of curfew.

Brown lined up on the outside of the third row for the main event and he quickly moved forward, advancing into the top five during the opening laps. However, he was involved in a violent crash in turns one and two on a restart that resulted in a DNF.

"Sometimes when you're not that great you take extra chances or drive harder and sometimes you get yourself in trouble," he said. "We were going to run sixth to 10th. I was trying to figure out a way to run third to fifth. Sometimes it just doesn't work and that was a case where it didn't work, but you don't know if you don't try. We didn't go to World Finals to run sixth to 10th. I'm proud of the guys - Chad, Nate and Michael - for working so hard getting our second car down and getting it prepared for the night show."

The team put together the backup car to compete during the Saturday evening program. A fifth-place run in a heat race was followed by a third-place outing in the Last Chance Showdown, which earned a transfer into the main event. Brown closed the night by maneuvering from 21st to 16 th in the A Main.

"We were decent, but not great," he said. "With the quality of cars you have to be pretty good to drive by a large sum of cars. I think we were up to 12th or 13th at one point. Then you try to make something happen and lose a couple of spots. Driving from 21st to 10th would have been pretty good. Going 21st to 16 th is average.

"Wicked Cushion came on board for the World Finals. We appreciate their support. Matthew is a great guy who loves sprint car racing. It's great to see him spreading his support around several teams and I hope we can work together in the future."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 3 (2); Feature: DNF (6).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 5 (4); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 16 (21).

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 8 wins, 28 top fives, 38 top 10s, 48 top 15s, 55 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Maxim Racing

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"Maxim is a family owned business that really takes pride in not only building the safest cars, but the fastest cars," Brown said. "If you look at all the races across the country they win a majority of them. We've been with them since 2004 because we feel they build the best chassis."

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

 

 

Bergman Produces 10 Victories and Career-Best ASCS National Tour Points Finish During Stellar Season

Inside Line Promotions - SHAWNEE, Okla. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Seth Bergman took a huge leap forward in his racing career this year.

Bergman contended for his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com championship throughout the season before finishing second in the championship standings. It was his career-best result and marked the eighth straight season with a top-10 finish in the ASCS National Tour standings.

"We didn't win the championship, but we took a big step closer in becoming a national champion," he said. "This year was the closest we've come to winning the title and looking back I can pinpoint some areas that hampered us. If we can build on the positives from this year and correct some of the negatives I feel like 2019 will be our best year ever."

Bergman also tied his most wins in an ASCS National Tour season with four trips to Victory Lane. That extends his winning streak with the series to seven consecutive seasons. Arguably the biggest triumph came in June when he scored his first career Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup victory during the 47th edition of the marquee event at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

"Growing up in Washington I attended the Dirt Cup a lot as a kid," he said. "That is one of those dream races to win so to accomplish that feat was a special moment. Not only was it a huge win, it was a meaningful one because of the history of that race and the opportunity to win a big race in my home state."

Bergman posted 16 top fives during series action to tie his most ever in a season and his 24 top 10s is tied for his third most in a single season with the ASCS National Tour.

In addition to his national triumphs, Bergman was also victorious with the USCS Series, ASCS Red River Region, ASCS Warrior Region and Sprint Invaders. His wins came in seven different states.

Overall, his 10 victories and 32 top fives rank second best in a single season for Bergman.

"We had a good season and I want to thank all of our partners, fans and families for supporting us," he said. "We're already preparing for 2019 and I can't wait to get that season started to build on what we accomplished this year."

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 10 wins, 32 top fives, 44 top 10s, 51 top 15s, 56 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young Tool Company

Young Tool Company is a company within the oil industry that is located in Drumright, Okla.

"I'm glad to be associated with Tim and have him and everyone from Young Tool Company on board," Bergman said. "He's a great guy and is passionate about racing. He's a good friend of mine and it's nice to have him as part of the race team."

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Earns Hard Charger Award During Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Kraig Kinser garnered the Hard Charger Award on Saturday evening during the World of Outlaws World Finals.

Kinser combined to pass a whopping 23 cars during the two A Mains at the prestigious World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season finale, which was hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

"We got better for the A Mains," he said. "That's been how our year has been. The days we've been good in A Mains we've been buried in them. When we start toward the front we have issues. We need to work hard to get better at the beginning of the night and then stay up front."

On Thursday Kinser qualified 13th quickest in his group for Friday's race and 15th for Saturday's show. He then placed seventh in a heat race and eighth in the Last Chance Showdown on Friday before taking a provisional to start at the back of the main event, which was postponed to Saturday afternoon because of a curfew.

"If you have a bad qualifying run it's hard to make it up in the heat races," he said. "After the first turn you're pretty much strung out. The track slowed down for the feature. With that many cars there it gets slicker and slows down by the end of each race night."

Kinser maneuvered from 27th to 16th during the day show, which was tied for the third-most cars passed in the race.

He continued that momentum into the evening program, placing seventh in a heat race and 15th in the Last Chance Showdown before charging from 25th to 13th in the main event. Kinser earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"You look for anything you can to give you a positive," he said. "Those Hard Charger Awards are nice to have. You wish you didn't have a chance at them because you were starting up front, but at least you're going forward when it matters in the A Main.

"It's a positive way to end it. It will bring a little bit of momentum into the winter. The motivation to do better will drive you more than anything. We have quite a few days off and you do dwell on the last race. You also look back at the bigger races and spots where you might have screwed up more than where you ran good and something happened. That's the stuff I dwell on. I try to figure out a way to be more consistent and to finish races.

"Also, we want to thank Wicked Cushion for coming on board with us during the World Finals. It's great to have their support and I hope we can partner up again in the future."

Kinser finished 10th in the World of Outlaws championship standings, marking his ninth season with a top-10 finish in the standings.

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 8 (8); Feature: 16 (27).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 7 (5); B Main: 15 (11); Feature: 13 (25).

SEASON STATS -

74 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 13 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 57 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Bell Helmets

Bell Racing USA LLC is the world's leading auto racing and karting helmet company. More champions in all forms of racing have worn Bell Helmets than any other brand. The Bell name is synonymous with innovation, technology, engineering excellence and superior helmet performance. For more information, visit http://www.BellRacing.com.

"As far as safety I've worn Bell Helmets since I've raced a sprint car," Kinser said. "I trust it and I feel like I'm in good hands when I have my Bell helmet on. It's been a good partnership and they've always been very helpful."

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Qualifies for Both World Finals Main Events

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi made both main events last weekend during his first visit to the World of Outlaws World Finals since his debut in 2015.

Scelzi, who was driving for Bernie Stuebgen, was one of more than 50 drivers to invade The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the marquee World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event. The action began on Thursday when Scelzi qualified 12th quickest in his group for Friday's event and ninth quickest for Saturday's show.

Friday began with a seventh-place run in a heat race. Scelzi followed that by moving forward from sixth to fourth place in the Last Chance Showdown to garner a transfer into the back of the main event, which was held on Saturday afternoon because of curfew on Friday night.

"The track was really slick," he said. "I made my way up to about 12 th. With five laps to go a yellow came out. I must have run something over because we got a slash in the right rear tire. It was a bummer because we were right there with the top 10. I felt like we could have snuck into the top 10."

Scelzi was unable to finish the race and he was credited with a 25 th-place finish.

The event concluded Saturday evening with Scelzi finishing third in a heat race to lock directly into the 18th starting position in the main event.

"The cushion was really fast around the wall," he said. "It seemed like every decision I made on the track was the wrong decision. If there was a lane open on the top I'd have to lift. That's one of those things where you have to make split-second decisions and sometimes they don't pay off. That's just part of racing"

Scelzi finished 18th.

"I want to thank Bernie and Betsy for the opportunity as well as well as Brandon Hickman and Brandon Ikenberry for their hard work," he said. "I also want to thank my parents for allowing me to use one of our family motors to use in the car."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 12; Heat race: 7 (4); B Main: 4 (6); Feature: 25 (22).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 18 (18).

SEASON STATS -

68 races, 6 wins, 21 top fives, 34 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 45 top 20s

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Blake Carrick Closes Nor-Cal Season Out in Stockton, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though still with a couple more on his calendar in 2018, Blake Carrick closed out his rookie season in Nor-Cal by competing at Stockton Dirt Track over the weekend during the 35th Annual Tribute To Gary Patterson.

“It was an okay weekend,’ Blake Carrick said. “We couldn’t get out of the ‘B’ either night, but it was a nice change of pace to get on a bigger track.”

Friday night the weekend came to life with an unsanctioned winged 360ci race that was loaded with 38 cars checked into the pit area. Carrick got his night opened up by timing the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No 69 entry in 32nd fastest.

Not getting timed in where he wanted to be, the younger Carrick had his work cut out for himself in heat race competition. Working his way up to a sixth place finish, the Lincoln, CA driver would miss out on an automatic transfer into the feature event and would be forced into the Friday night ‘B’ Main.

‘B’ Main action would then see Carrick make a strong effort to obtain a transfer position into the feature event, but after the 12-lap showdown an eighth place finish would bring his night to a close.

Competing with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night back at Stockton Dirt Track for the final race in Nor-Cal of the season, Carrick would get timed in ninth fastest in his qualifying group before advancing to finish seventh in his heat race.

Moving into a strong 15-lap ‘B’ Main event on this night, Carrick would grid the field from the middle pack with just four spots up for grabs into the final SCCT feature event of the season.

With a couple of cars tangling in front of him to get things started, Carrick would pick up a few spots early as he would take what he could with no laps complete. Driving a patient race, Carrick would get up to sixth late in the race and look the challenge for a transfer position only to come up short and bring his night to an early end.

“Going against these guys on a new track to me was challenging but beneficial,” Blake Carrick added. “Thanks to the team for their hard work and helping me get comfortable each time we hit the speedway.”

Blake Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction for their continued support

ON TAP: Blake Carrick will have a couple of weeks off before returning to action at the Copper Classic November 23rd and 24th in AZ.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-0, Top 10’s-5

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

 

 

STEWART CONCLUDES STRONG TENURE WITH KYLE LARSON RACING AT WORLD FINALS
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 6, 2018) - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 2018 season was wrapped up this past weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. With that, Stewart and Kyle Larson Racing concluded their strong five-year partnership with a heartbreaker during the opening feature and an 11th-place finish in the finale.

Stewart and KLR kicked off World Finals weekend Thursday night as they qualified for both Friday and Saturday night programs. The Bixby, Okla., native qualified sixth in Flight 2 for Friday night's segment, lining him up to start second in the sixth and final heat race. For Saturday's portion, Stewart qualified eighth in Flight 2 of time trials to start third in the fifth heat race.

After Friday's show was delayed a couple hours due to rain, sprint cars were finally pushed for hot laps just after 8:00pm ET. Stewart started and finished second in the final World of Outlaws sprint car heat race of the night, transferring him into the Sears Craftsman Dash. Stewart pulled the 4 wrench to start outside of his KLR teammate in the second row of the second dash. He gained two spots to finish second, lining him up to start fourth for the 30-lap feature event, which was pushed to Saturday afternoon due to curfew at the speedway.

Stewart kicked off the first feature on Saturday with a strong start. After starting from the outside of row two, the pilot of the Chevrolet Accessories No. 2 quickly made his way towards the front, seizing the lead on Lap 4. Unfortunately, nine laps later Stewart's right-rear tire blew in Turn 4 to bring out the first caution of the race. The KLR team was able to make repairs in the work area and Stewart returned to the track. After a red flag on the restart, he returned to the pit area for more repairs and again restarted from the rear. Two laps later, Stewart brought out another caution as he was trying to exit the track and as a result unfortunately tallied his first and only DNF of the season.

Stewart started Saturday's segment looking for a little redemption after a strong run was ended early and advanced from his third starting spot in Heat 5 to immediately capture the lead. He went on to win his heat race and advance into the Sears Craftsman Dash. Stewart drew the 3 wrench, lining him up on the inside of row two in the second Dash where he finished fourth. Stewart started eighth for the 30-lap finale and raced within the top-10 for a majority of the feature, but slipped back in the closing laps to finish 11th.

"I am so bummed about that right-rear blowing in the first feature on Saturday," said Stewart. "I really wanted to get one last win with this KLR team. We had such good speed, it just didn't work out. I can't thank everyone that has been a part of this team for the last five years especially Justin [Marks] and Kyle [Larson] believing in me and giving me this opportunity. We have had a lot of success and I am grateful."

It was announced last month that KLR and Stewart would be parting ways. Stewart is set to join CJB Motorsports next year for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season.
QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: The Dirt Track at Charlotte DATE: November 2, 2018
QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 6th HEAT RACE: 2nd
DASH 2 STARTING POSITION: 4th DASH FINISH: 2nd
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 4th FEATURE FINISH: 28th

TRACK: The Dirt Track at Charlotte DATE: November 3, 2018
QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 8th HEAT RACE: 1st
DASH 2 STARTING POSITION: 4th DASH FINISH: 3rd
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 8th FEATURE FINISH: 11th

SEASON STATISTICS:
STARTS: 76
WINS: 1
TOP-FIVES: 19
TOP-10s: 48
 

MACEDO TALLIES CAREER-BEST WORLD FINALS RUN SATURDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE HEARTBREAK IN FINALE
The 22-year-old driver made his career-first start with Kyle Larson Racing this past weekend in the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. Carson Macedo earned his career-best World Finals score in the first feature on Saturday before cutting a tire while leading the first 23 laps in the second feature.

Macedo started off this third World Finals weekend on Thursday night by qualifying fifth in Flight 2 to start on the outside of the front row of Heat 5 for Friday's event. The Lemoore, Calif., native qualified third in Flight 2 of time trials to earn the pole starting spot for Heat 6 in Saturday's segment.

Friday's show was delayed due to rain and cars were pushed for hot laps just after 8:00pm ET. Macedo started and finished second in Heat 5 and advanced into the second Sears Craftsman Club Dash, where he started on the inside of the second row. Macedo finished fourth in the dash to lineup eighth for the feature. Due to curfew at the track, the 30-lap World of Outlaws main event was pushed to Saturday afternoon.

Saturday kicked off with Friday night's feature event and after starting from the outside of row four, Macedo was into the top five by Lap 5. Macedo survived a trio of cautions with the third coming at the halfway point of the feature. Once the track was cleared, Macedo restarted from fifth. He survived two more cautions, but slipped back to finish eighth.

On Saturday evening, the pilot of the Tarlton & Son Inc/Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions/ Chevrolet Accessories No. 22 started on the pole of the sixth and final heat race and immediately jumped to the lead. He went on to win and transfer into the second Sears Craftsman dash, where he started on the pole. Macedo won the second dash to earn the front row outside starting position in Saturday night's finale. Macedo got the jump at the drop of the green flag to capture the lead, which he maintained until lap 24 when he cut a tire entering Turn 1. As a result of being past the halfway mark of the race, there was no guaranteed time in the work area. Macedo was unable to return to the track, relegating him to a 27th-place finish.

"I'm thrilled with the speed that we had this past weekend at the World Finals," said Macedo. "I feel [crew chief] Joe [Gaerte] and I were able to communicate well, which helped get me comfortable right away in the new car. We finished off the year with an eighth-place finish in Friday night's portion and led 23 laps in Saturday night's feature before having some bad luck. Although cutting down a tire wasn't the result we were hoping for, I'm definitely confident in this KLR team and looking forward to 2019."

It was announced last week that Macedo would take the helm of the Kyle Larson Racing No. 2 sprint car leading into the 2019 season, vying for the World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year honors.

QUICK NOTES:
TRACK: The Dirt Track at Charlotte DATE: November 2, 2018
QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 5th HEAT RACE: 2nd
DASH 2 STARTING POSITION: 3rd DASH FINISH: 4th
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 8th FEATURE FINISH: 8th

TRACK: The Dirt Track at Charlotte DATE: November 3, 2018
QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 3rd HEAT RACE: 1st
DASH 2 STARTING POSITION: 1st DASH FINISH: 1st
FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 2nd FEATURE FINISH: 27th

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Dave Darland Second at Western World Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making his debut aboard the potent Ballou Motorsports No. 12 entry at Arizona Speedway over the weekend during the Western World Championship, Dave Darland looked as if he had been in the car all year long as he picked up a second place finish during Saturday night’s finale.

“We had a great weekend, and had a lot of fun,” Dave Darland said. “We had a fast car every time I hit the track, and the guys did a great job of making me feel comfortable.

Getting some important track time together during Thursday night’s practice session, Darland and crew checked in for action on Friday night as he timed the Dickinson Farms/Deaton Waterfront Service/Lucas Oil Products machine in 12th fastest in time trials.

Picking up the win in heat race no. 4, Darland would move directly into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the 12th starting position. On the slick Arizona Speedway, Darland would find himself amidst a torrid battle inside the Top-10 before ultimately taking the checkered flag with a ninth place finish.

With one full night under their belts, Darland and Robert Ballou Motorsports got off to a great start during Saturday night’s finale as ‘The People’s Champ’ would earn quick time qualifying honors on this night.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, Darland punched his ticket into the feature event where he would roll off the starting grid from the sixth starting position. Getting off to a great start, Darland would shoot his way up to second and briefly fall to third on the third lap before getting back by Tyler Courtney one lap later before the race’s first stoppage.

The ensuing restart saw the veteran pilot make a big time move to put the Ballou Motorsports entry in the top spot as he began setting a nice pace on another extremely slick Arizona Speedway racing surface.

Getting into traffic just past the race’s halfway point, Darland and Courtney would run wheel to wheel for several laps with Courtney getting the top spot just before the caution flew with 11 markers left in the race.

Giving the leader all he could handle, Darland could not get back by as he closed his first weekend of action in the No. 12 entry with a second place finish.

“”We had a couple of good races and the results were good, but definitely could have been a littler better,” Darland added. “I am really looking forward to the Oval Nationals this weekend and think we will be really good. Thanks to all these guys for their hard work.”

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

ON TAP: Darland will return to the seat of the Ballou Motorsports No. 12 machine this weekend during the Oval Nationals.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 52, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 24, Top-10’s- 39

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.

 

 

Gualda Second at Stockton Dirt Track

PETERSEN MEDIA- Getting two more races in before dropping the curtain on 2018, Tony Gualda and C&M Motorsports would pick up a second place finish on Friday night before a 12th place finish with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Saturday night during a two-day show at Stockton Dirt Track.

“Friday night we were really sporty, and made some things happen despite it being narrow, and on Saturday I thought we were pretty good as well, it was just really tough being back in dirty air,” Tony Gualda said.

Friday night kicked the final weekend of the season off for Gualda and company and the Hollister, CA driver opened things up by timing the Moorefield Construction, Inc./Hollister Auto Parts/PitStopUSA backed No. 7c machine in 16th quickest in time trials which would be good enough to make the heat race inversion.

Picking up the win in his heat, Gualda moved into the Dash where his fifth place finish put him in the third row to start the 30-lap feature event. With the track a tick on the narrow side, Gualda was able to work his way forward and soon find himself in third.

Moving into second with less than 10-laps to go, Gualda would begin to reel in race leader, Jason Solwold. Working on Solwold, a late caution would slow Gualda’s bid for the lead down. Despite giving it a valiant effort on the restart, Gualda would take the Friday night checkered flag in the second position.

Saturday night brought the final night of action for the year as Gualda took on the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. Timing in sixth quickest in his qualifying group, Gualda would advance from sixth to finish fifth in his heat race and transfer directly into the feature event.

Lining up in the ninth row, Gualda just couldn’t seem to get in a rhythm with all the stoppages and mount a big charge through the field. Staying patient while mired in traffic, the Hollister, CA youngster would manage to still work his way near the Top-10 as he closed his year out with a 12th place finish.

“I am extremely thankful for the opportunity Cody and Mandi gave me for the second year in a row,” Gualda said. “It was a year that I feel like I got better as a driver and learned a ton. Thanks to all the partners of the team, and thanks to all the people that help us week in and week out.”

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

ON TAP: Gualda and C&M Motorsports have concluded their 2018 season.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-33, Wins-0, Top 5’s-8, Top 10’s-16.

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

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Shane Hopkins Caps Season with SCCT Rookie of the Year Award

PETERSEN MEDIA- Unsure if he would be able to compete at the Sprint Car Challenge Tour’s final event after enduring engine issues a couple of weeks back, Shane Hopkins was ale to make it happen as he secured Rookie of the Year honors despite a tough night at Stockton Dirt Track.

“I have to thank Andy Gregg for working with our team and allowing us to run his engine and compete Saturday night,” Shane Hopkins said. “I also have to thank Vern Morrison and our partners for working hard to make it happen. It was a tough night, but it is cool to secure Rookie of the Year honors with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour.”

Checking in at a track that has really given Hopkins fits all year, the Cameron Park, CA driver timed the Moxie Mechanical/Morrison Concrete/TNT Powdercoat machine in ninth quickest in his time trial group.

Lining up ninth in his heat race, Hopkins would struggle to get comfortable in his Moxie Motorsports entry as his ninth place finish forced him into the ‘C’ Main event.

When the ‘C’ came to life, a couple of cars in front of Hopkins would get together getting into the first turn and Hopkins would get in on the action with nowhere to go an endure damage to the nose wing of his entry.

Forced to restart from the tail end of the field, Hopkins would have his work cut out for himself as only two drivers would move on into the ‘B’ Main. Getting his elbows up, Hopkins would claw his way forward as far as he could in limited laps but his fourth place finish would bring his 2018 season to an end.

“It wasn’t the finish to the year we wanted, but what a season it was,” Hopkins said. “I have to thank Vern Morrison again for giving me a great opportunity, all of our amazing partners for continuing to support us, my Uncle Justin and Aunt Carrie for letting us work out of their shop, and a host of family and friends that were there to step in and support every step of the way.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS- Starts-29, Wins-0, Top-5’s-2, Top 10’s-5

ON TAP- Hopkins and Moxie Motorsports have completed their 2018 season.

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

 

 

Tanner Carrick Adapts to Stockton Dirt Track Quickly During First Visit

PETERSEN MEDIA: Though circumstances took him out of great finishes on paper over the weekend, Tanner Carrick adapted well to the Stockton Dirt Track as the Lincoln, CA made his first visit to the 4/10 mile speed plant to close out the season in Northern California.

“Overall I would definitely say it went pretty well for my first visit there and against a really talented field of cars,” Tanner Carrick said. “We had really good speed both Friday and Saturday night but unfortunately some mechanical issues kind of ruined what we had going.”

Friday night was an unsanctioned 360ci race, and it gave the youngster his first look at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds facility. Timing in third quickest in time trials, Carrick would pick up a third place finish in his heat race aboard the CVC/Cemex/Interstate Oil backed No. 83T machine.

Moving into the Dash, Carrick would continue to flex his muscle as the Clark Riolo prepared Spike was quick in the Dash as he would lead laps until a nose wing issue saw him lose the lead on the final lap and he would finish second to veteran ace, Jason Solwold.

Lining up on the front row of the feature event, Carrick would not flinch as he went toe-to-toe with the former World of Outlaws regular, Jason Solwold as the duo battled hard for the lead.

Giving Solwold all he could handle on the tricky surface, Carrick would look to make a run with just 10-laps left in the race, but something under the hood of us machine would go south and he would make the decision to pull off the racing surface.

Back in action on Saturday night with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour, Carrick would continue to have speed as he timed in fourth quickest in his time trial group before racing his way to a win in his heat race.

Making his way into the all-important Dash, Carrick would slip back to finish seventh as something felt off in his machine.

Hoping to have the issue rectified for the final 30-lap feature of the year in Nor-Cal, Carrick would take the green flag from the fourth row and still not feel comfortable in his machine.

Making a few laps, Carrick would ultimately pull off and be credited with a 21st place finish.

“It gradually felt worse in the feature and I decided to pull off, and it ended up being a broken bolt in the right front arm,” Carrick said. “It was kind of a bummer to have bad luck both nights, but Clark and the guys really brought a great car out and it was fun to drive.”

Tanner Carrick would like to thank CVC, Cemex, Interstate Oil, Conti, Harris and Sloan, Emerald, Timberworks Construction, Arai, and Spike Chassis for their support.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts: 28, Wins: 1, Top 5’s: 5, Top 10’s: 12

ON TAP: Carrick will now shift gears and make his way to Texas this weekend as he will compete in the season finale with the POWRi Series aboard a Keith Kunz Motorsports midget.

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.

 

 

Ian Madsen Caps Rookie of the Year Campaign with Win at World Finals

PETERSEN MEDIA- Continuing to find himself in the mix as the season wound down, Ian Madsen capped his Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series off nicely as he won the opening night of the World Finals.

“It is great to get another Outlaw win, and really give us a shot in the arm as we close the season and start to prepare for our 2019 campaign,” Ian Madsen said. “It was a grueling year, and to win during one of the biggest weekend’s of the year feels great.”

Madsen kicked his final weekend of action off nicely as he got timed in for Friday’s program third quickest in his flight during Thursday night’s twin qualifying session.

Playing a waiting game with Mother Nature on Friday, things would get going much later than scheduled but it did not phase the St. Marys, NSW pilot fended off older brother, Kerry, to win his heat race and punch his ticket into the Dash.

Running second in Dash No. 1, Madsen would line up third for the feature event that would ultimately get pushed back to Saturday afternoon as the Friday night program had reached the North Carolina mandated curfew.

Returning to the track Saturday for the final day of racing action in 2018, Madsen would continue to flex his muscle as he surged to the lead off of turn four to complete the opening lap when the curfew delayed feature came to life.

Leading the way on the dry, slick surface, Madsen would get relegated back to second on the fifth lap as Shane Stewart grabbed ahold of the cushion and surged into the race lead.

Lap 13 saw Stewart endure problems and Madsen would regain control of the race lead. Looking cool, calm, and collected out front, Madsen would keep the field at bay as he raced his way to his first feature event win of the 2018 season.

When the originally scheduled Saturday night program came to life, Madsen would find himself battling for a Dash spot in his heat race until a late mechanical failure dashed those hopes and placed him in the ‘B’.

Wiring the field in the LCS, Madsen would move into the feature where he would take the green flag from the 19th starting position for the final feature event on the season.

On a slick and racy Charlotte Dirt Track, Madsen would work his way forward slowly as he would take what the track gave him from the back of the pack.

When the final checkered flag of the 2018 season flew, the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year winner would cross the finish line with a 14th place finish.

Capping his first run at the World of Outlaws Tour, Madsen ends his season eighth in the final points tallying one feature event win, eight top-five finishes, and 31 Top-10’s.

“I really have to thank everyone at KCP Racing for making this all a reality,” Ian Madsen said. “We started this deal to contend for Knoxville Raceway Championships, and to now be a full fledged World of Outlaws team is pretty special, and I am thankful to have been here from the start. Thanks to my guys for all of their hard work..I am already looking forward to 2019.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-78, Wins-1, Top-5’s- 10, Top 10’s-34

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing have concluded their 2018 season.

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Justyn Cox Charges To 2nd at Stockton Dirt Track and Helps Guide Bates Motorsports To SCCT Owners Championship

PETERSEN MEDIA: Getting into a high pressure situation back in September as he got the call to drive the Bates Motorsports entry in the remaining Sprint Car Challenge Tour events for the injured Tim Kaeding with the team still in the thick of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour Owners Championship, Justyn Cox passed with flying colors as he excelled in his fill in role and helped the team capture the title in during the final race of the season.

“This Championship was all Tim Kaeding and Josh Bates Motorsports,” Justyn Cox said. “I am just the guy that was fortunate enough to help the team finish off the journey and it feels cool to help a local team like this win a title against a deep field of very strong teams.”

Cox has been awfully strong in the Bates Motorsports entry, and that remained the same during Saturday night’s Sprint Car Challenge Tour finale at Stockton Dirt Track.

Timing in second fastest in his qualifying group, Cox would pick up a fourth place finish in heat race action and put the R&B Company backed No. 42x machine in the feature event.

Though he would line up 13th, the team Cox and Bates Motorsports was chasing was starting behind them as Cox just focused on getting to the front. From his seventh row starting position, the Clarksburg, CA driver had his elbows up as he carved his way forward and looked to be a threat to win the feature event as he got inside the Top-Five in seemingly no time at all and began chasing after the likes of DJ Netto and eventual race winner, Shane Golobic.

Moving into second late, Cox quickly eliminated Golobic’s sizeable lead and made things interesting with just two laps to go. On the race’s final lap, Cox would make a bid for the lead, but Golobic had just too much momentum up top and Cox would cap his hard charge with a second place finish.

By way of his second place effort, Cox successfully helped the Bates Motorsports team claim the 2018 Sprint Car Challenge Tour Owner’s Championship. Aside from helping Bates Motorsports win the title, Cox was personally able to pick up positions for himself as he ended the year fourth in driver points behind Kyle Hirst, Sean Becker, and Willie Croft.

The team was also in action on Friday night as they looked to get some laps in Stockton, CA under their belt together with so much on the line on Saturday night.

Timing in 11th fastest in time trials, Cox would take advantage of a front row starting position in his heat race as he would win and move into the Dash where his sixth place finish put him in the third row for the 30-lap feature event .

In the feature, Cox would continue to show strength at the helm of the Bates Motorsports entry as he would get up into third and challenge Jason Solwold and Tony Gualda late only to see a caution flag impede his progress.

Losing a spot to DJ Netto on the restart, Cox would cap Friday night with a fourth place finish, paving the way for a great weekend.

“It was a ton of fun to work with Bates Motorsports these past couple of months, and I truly thank them for the opportunity,” Cox said. “It is kind of a bummer that season is already over, but I am already so excited for 2019 to get started. I also have to thank my team, and all my partners for their continued support through this season.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-45, Wins-2, Top 5’s-16, Top 10’s-24

ON TAP: Justyn Cox has concluded his 2018 season.

 

 

Andy Gregg Ninth at King of the West Season Finale in Stockton, CA

PETERSEN MEDIA: Making one last start in 2018, Andy Gregg and his GUTS Racing team made the trip to Stockton, CA on Saturday night as they took part in the 35th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson with the King of the West Series and capped the year off with a ninth place finish.

“Only getting a total of 19 races in this year, I am pretty happy to finish ninth with the King of the West Series,” Andy Gregg said. “My guys gave me a really good car on Saturday night, I made some mistakes, but I am pleased with how we performed.”

Timing the GUTS/Angius and Terry LLP/Capitol ACE Hardware backed No. 16 machine in fourth quickest in qualifying time trials, the Diamond Springs, CA driver would pick up a third place finish in his heat race.

Mixing time trial points with heat race finish points, Gregg would tabulate enough to make it into the all-important Dash where he would finish sixth and line up in the third row for his final 30-lap feature event of the 2018 season.

On a tricky Stockton Dirt Track surface, Gregg would get off to a bit of a tough start as he would make a couple of costly mistakes early that resulted in lost track position as he would fall back to ninth as things shook out.

Going toe-to-toe with some of the series’ top drivers including Willie Croft, Chase Johnson, and Jason Statler, Gregg would flex some muscle despite having limited starts in 410ci competition in 2018.

When the race came to a close, Gregg would pocket his 10th Top-10 finish of the season as he came home with a ninth place finish.

“I just have to thank my guys, Zach, Robert, Gage, and Matt for all their help all year long, as well as to my amazing partners for all of their support,” Andy Gregg added. “We have already been working hard towards 2019 so hopefully it will be a quick off season and we can get back to racing before we know it.”

Andy would like to thank GUTS, Angius and Terry LLP, Capitol ACE Hardware, Crane Inspection Agency, Ice House Resort, CTL Forest Management, Nail It Roofing, ARP Enterprises, Ervin Sales, Triple X, Wilwood, FK Shocks, FK Rod Ends, K&N, King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, Amerikote, Pony Express Service, Eagle Grit, and MF Inc. for their support in 2018.

ON TAP: Andy Gregg has concluded his 2018 season.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-19, Wins- 0, Top 5’s-3, Top 10’s-10

STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Andy by following him on twitter @andygregg53.

 

 

Shane Golobic Caps First Season With Tarlton Motorsports Second in KWS Points

PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading into the final King of the West Series event of the year on Saturday night, Shane Golobic still had hopes of claiming the 2018 King of the West Championship, but with an uphill battle in front of him a lap seven incident would bring his first season with Tarlton Motorsports to a tough ending as Golobic would get upside down ending his night as he finished second in the season long standings.

“It was kind of a bummer way to end our year, but I really have to thank the Tarlton’s for giving me a shot at going after the King of the West Championship” Shane Golobic said. “I had an awesome time racing with everyone involved and it was really an awesome year.”

With a viable shot still at earning the King of the West Title, Golobic knew he would have to be on his game Saturday night in Stockton, CA and he came out on fire as he earned quick time honors aboard the Elite Landscape Construction/Tarlton and Son, Inc./Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino backed No. 21x machine.

Continuing to do focus on putting himself in the best position possible, the Fremont, CA native would finish third in his heat race and move into the all-important King of the West Dash.

Finishing second to Kyle Hirst, Golobic would line up on the front row alongside the series point leader, and knew he would need a little luck at this point with both drivers on the front row.

Settling into second when the action picked up, the leader would soon find themselves in lapped traffic as they navigated around the 4/10 mile Stockton Dirt Track.

Chasing after Hirst while mired in traffic, lap seven would ultimately end the season for Tartlon Motorsports and Shane Golobic as contact in traffic would get the No. 21x machine upside down in turn four and bring their quest for the championship to a close.

“It was unfortunate to have it play out like that because we really set ourselves up great all night long with good speed in time trials, the heat, and the dash,” Golobic added. “It would have been great to at least get our fifth win of the year, but all in all it was a great season and again, I am truly thankful that the Tarlton family gave me a great opportunity.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 17, Wins: 4, Top 5’s: 15, Top 10’s: 16.

ON TAP: The 2018 season has concluded for Shane Golobic and Tarlton Motorsports.

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

You can also following along with Shane Golobic by following him on Twitter @ShaneGolobic or @ShaneGolobicRac

 

 

Kyle Hirst Closes 2018 Out With King of the West Series and Sprint Car Challenge Tour Championships

PETERSEN MEDIA- Closing out Roth Motorsports’ 25th year of operation, Kyle Hirst made it a memorable one, as he was successful in claiming his fourth career King of the West Series Championship as well as his second Sprint Car Challenge Tour Championship as both series’ had their final event of the season Saturday night in Stockton, CA.

“On a personal note it is pretty cool to win two championships in one year, its something that I have never done before,” Kyle Hirst said. “I owe it all to Dennis and Teresa Roth as they put me in a great position to do this. Todd Ventura has supported me non stop over the years, and Cori Guy and Michael Helwig busted their butt’s for me all year to really make this a special season.”

Having issues in the Sprint Car Challenge Tour feature after racing out of the semi, Hirst’s body of work would still prove good enough to earn his second consecutive SCCT title as he remains the only driver to ever win the upstart series’ championship.

With the point battle tight in KWS action, Hirst would come out strong as he timed the Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock Transportation/Roth Investments backed entry in second fastest in qualifying time trials.

Picking up a second place finish in his heat race, Hirst moved into the Dash where he would end up winning his first KWS Dash of the season and find himself on the front row of the final 30-lap feature of the season as he lined up alongside Shane Golobic who was his challenger for the point championship.

Getting out to the early lead, Hirst would actually clinch the title on the race’s seventh lap as misfortune ended Golobic’s night.

Focused on picking up his 13th win of the season, Hirst would jump on the hammer after the lap seven red, and would open up a very sizeable lead as he left much of the field in his wake.

A late caution flag would bunch the field back up, and the ensuing restart would see Hirst and Rico Abreu duke it out for the top spot. Thrilling the crowd for a pair of laps, Abreu would get the better of Hirst, but Hirst would still finish second a celebrate a pair of championships when the night wrapped up.

“We definitely did not want to see that late yellow, but it is part of this sport,” Hirst added. “Rico Abreu has been really good since coming back home so we will take the second and enjoy these two championships. Again, it means a lot to get the Roth family some more hardware, and again I cannot thank them enough for continuing to stand behind me.”

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

BY THE NUMBERS: Races: 59, Wins: 12, Top 5’s: 32, Top 10’s: 36.

ON TAP: The 2018 season has concluded for Kyle Hirst.

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with Roth Motorsports by checking out their website, www.rothmotorsports83.com, following them on Twitter @RothMotorsports, or liking them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Roth-Motorsports-461528867251285/. You can keep up with Kyle Hirst by following him on Twitter @KyleHirstRacing.

 

 

It’s a Classic Attard Attack

Hailing from Llandilo, 54kms North West of Sydney, Jessie Attard is beginning to make a real name for himself in the tough world of Sprintcar Racing and again this coming January he will pit himself against the best of the best at the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Having completed a very strong 2018 Classic, which yielded Attard an impressive 10th place finish in B-Main One.

The hard charging New South Welshman spent an extended amount of the American Summer chasing his Sprintcar dreams, competing predominantly in the Sprintcar Hot Beds of Ohio and Pennsylvania, impressing some pretty good judges along the way.

For his 2019 tilt at the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Jessie Attard will be campaigning his familiar N53 Donn Ott race Engines powered Triple X with amazing support from Supreme Poultry, Blackshaws Smash Repairs and TF Kart Racing Engines.

The 2019 47th edition of the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic will be supported by the following sponsors; Performance Racegear, KRE Race Engines, GJ Gardner Homes, The Lady Bay Resort and KFC.

Copies of the 2019 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic entry form have been forwarded to the 2018 entrants while a PDF version is available for download from the Premier Speedway website www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

KMS 2018-19 Season Schedule Announced

Following the exciting announcement of their participation in the World Series Sprintcar Championship with new team driver Kerry Madsen, the Krikke Motorsport team is pleased to reveal their full 2018-19 season calendar.

Once again set to make their season debut in mid-December with the Western Australian Title at the Perth Motorplex, an event which saw them claim the victory last season with then driver Jamie Veal, the Krikke Motorsport team is looking forward to getting their campaign underway as they attempt to defend the state title crown.

Not only will the team’s schedule consist of 10 World Series Sprintcar Championship rounds that will take place at tracks in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia, it will also include numerous blue-ribbon events.

This season will see the team travel to Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway in Queensland to participate in the Australian Championship, while also contesting Max’s Race, the President’s Cup, the Grand Annual Classic, the King’s Challenge, the Scott Darley Challenge, and of course the Krikke Boys Shootout, which was fittingly won by the team last season.

“It’s going to be a big season for us with World Series and all of the other blue-ribbon events on the calendar,” commented Krikke Motorsport team manager Ryan Krikke.

“Winning the World Series Sprintcars Championship, the Australian Championship and the Grand Annual Classic, which no driver has ever achieved in a single season, would be an incredible accomplishment, and we feel that with Kerry as our driver, we are a strong chance to make history.”

The Krikke Motorsport team would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their support: Transport Equipment Hire, Pumpa Manufacturing, Maxwill Racing Engines, PWR Performance Products, Valvoline Oils, Bunbury Toyota, Vortex Racing Products, A. Lucas Spraypainters, Skwid Signs, Redline Media, Performance Racegear, HRP Specialties, and South West Conveyancing

To keep up to date with the Krikke Motorsport team or to view and purchase their 2018-19 season merchandise range, visit their website at www.krikkemotorsport.com.au or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching Krikke Motorsport.

2018-19 Season Krikke Motorsport Calendar:

December 8 WA Title - Perth Motorplex (Perth, WA)

December 15 Max’s Race - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)

December 26 World Series Sprintcars Round 1 - Murray Bridge Speedway (Murray Bridge, SA)

December 28 World Series Sprintcars Round 2 - Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA)

December 29 World Series Sprintcars Round 3 - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)

December 30 World Series Sprintcars Round 4 - Avalon Raceway (Geelong, Vic)

January 1 World Series Sprintcars Round 5 - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)

January 4-5 World Series Sprintcars Round 6 (Australian Open) - Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)

January 9 World Series Sprintcars Round 7 - Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)

January 11-12 Scott Darley Challenge - Valvoline Raceway (Sydney, NSW)

January 16 President’s Cup - Avalon Raceway (Geelong, Vic)

January 17 King’s Challenge - Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, SA)

January 18-20 Grand Annual Classic - Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, Vic)

January 23 Prelude to the Championship - Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)

January 26-27 Australian Championship - Archerfield Speedway (Brisbane, Qld)

February 16 World Series Sprintcars Round 8 - Attwell Park Speedway (Albany, WA)

February 22 World Series Sprintcars Round 9 - Perth Motorplex (Perth, WA)

February 23 World Series Sprintcars (Grand Final) - Perth Motorplex (Perth, WA)

March 2-3 Krikke Boys Shootout - Bunbury Speedway (Bunbury, WA)

*Season calendar is tentative and subject to change without notice.

 

 

410 SPRINTCARS

Peacock Power

Everyone loves an underdog, and last Saturday night at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, youngster Jayden Peacock demonstrated why, surprising even himself by driving to his maiden feature-race victory ahead of some stout competition in the third Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Queensland round.

When competing as a small team on a tight budget, it’s understandably difficult to remain consistently competitive when going up against some of the country’s most talented Sprintcar drivers, such as Robbie Farr. However, for Peacock and his team, competitive was an understatement over the weekend in what was only their second outing of the 2018-19 season.

Proving that anything is possible with hard work and determination, the 22-year-old racer carried solid pace throughout the event aboard his Qld # 77 Speedy Race Industries supported Cool car, not only coming away with his maiden feature-race spoils, but also being the only driver to break into the 11-second bracket while doing so.

“When you are up against much larger and more experienced teams on a regular basis, I often thought we’d have to be pretty lucky to win a feature race, but to do it through pure speed is an incredible achievement,” commented Peacock, who ran sixth in his first appearance of the season the previous weekend at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway.

“Our team might have started the season late but we have shown speed straight away, so goal is to continue to build on this form throughout the rest of the season and stay up the front.”

It was clear from the get-go that the Redcliffe, Qld-based racer and his team would be a force to be reckoned with during last Saturday night’s race meeting, following two hard-charging performances in his heat races which saw him come from position six in both to place second and first respectively.

Securing pole position for the 30-lap feature race after coming out on top in the Pole Shootout against Luke Oldfield, Peacock made the most of his start, immediately powering into the lead and remaining there for the majority of the distance.

Experiencing a slight hiccup in the latter stages of the race, Peacock ran wide, brushing the wall and allowing second-place challenger Lachie McHugh to take over the lead. However, this wasn’t for long, as the yellow lights illuminated, relegating McHugh to second place and returning Peacock to the front of the field.

While his contact with the wall did cause him to sustain some minor damage to the rear end, which resulted in added vibration throughout the car, that wasn’t enough to deny him of the victory.

Off the back of this achievement, the team will now shift their focus to World Series Sprintcar Speedweek, which will take place down south over five rounds throughout South Australia and Victoria during the Christmas-New Year period.

“The team and I are really looking forward to racing down south for Speedweek and this win has definitely given us some added confidence for when we head down there,” enthused Peacock.

For his next appearance, Peacock will be racing at Archerfield Speedway on November 24, followed by another race meeting at the track on December 8, and the fourth Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Queensland round at Hi-Tec Oils Speedway on December 15, before travelling south for the commencement of World Series Speedweek.

Peacock would like to thank the following 2018-19 season sponsors for their continued support: Speedy Race Industries (Aaron Broadbridge), Kellash Creek Pastoral Company, Kaeding Performance, Ford Wreckers - Redcliffe, J Peacock Painting, and Ash Media Speedway Footage.

Special thanks go to Peacock’s cousin and crew chief Aaron Broadbridge, Matt Black, Mark Farmer, Tyler Barton, John Cooley (Cool Chassis), Ken McNamara (KRE Race Engines), Glen Beaton, his dad Jeff, girlfriend Reannen, Nick, and Vicki.

To find out more about Peacock and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Peacock Racing.

 

 

OSWEGO SPEEDWAY ANNUAL AWARDS AND HALL OF FAME BANQUET ENDS 2018 SEASON

By Carol D. Haynes, for Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY – The Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center hosted the annual Oswego Speedway Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Saturday night where award winners and Hall of Fame Inductees were recognized. The MC for the evening was Steve Quonce of the Oswego Safety Crew.

The Hall of Fame Inductees honored were Tim and Denny Snyder, driver and owner of the Snyder Racing Novelis Supermodified #0 team, competitors at the Oswego Speedway for the past 25 years. The Snyder team had picked up ten features and a Budweiser Int’l Classic win over the years. There were hints that while the team is not retiring by any means, that there may be a new pilot for the car next season.

Pathfinder Bank SBS car owner Tom Aaserud of Crow Motorsports, who has had some very successful drivers over the years including the likes of Dave Gruel, Russ Brown, Kreig Heroth and most recently Andrew Schartner, was inducted.

Oswego Speedway employee Dave Rice, who has been the basic keeper and provider of all the statistics at the track and has logged in over the many years. His work traces back to the beginning of racing at the Speedway. Rice compiled statistics from the early years through hours of research. Since he took over as the Oswego Speedway statistician, Dave has compiled lists of all races run dividing the information into different categories such as win lists, top 5 and 10 finishes.

Longtime sponsor of the Oswego Speedway pace vehicles, Burritt Motors, was the final inductee of the evening. Over many years, Dick, Chris and now Rich Burritt have not only provided the speedway with a vehicle to lead the race fields, they have also sponsored golf tournaments, nights of racing and special awards such as the fastest front row at the Budweiser International Classic.

Moving to the 2018 Oswego Speedway awards, the first presentation that took place was the Ed Clark Safety Crew Spirit Award, which was given to Kevin Holliday. The entire group of Oswego Safety crewmembers on hand gathered to present the award.

The Oswego Speedway Recognition award went to long time race scorers Robin Delaney and his wife Janet who have gone through the hand scoring days to the current use of the more modern transponders. Janet still uses the hand method as a backup to the technology.

The Matczak Woman of the Year award was awarded to Mackenzie Coleman, who represents the Oswego Speedway not only as trophy girl, but also as an avid promoter and ambassador of the track and racing in general. Coleman sent a recorded acceptance from the racing taking place in Charlotte, NC.

The Oswego Speedway Rookie of the Year honors went to Josh Sokolic in the Pathfinder Bank SBS division, finishing thirteenth in points and to Tyler Thompson, for his second such award of the day, in the Novelis Supermodified Division where he finished an admirable eight in points. Thompson was also named Rookie of the Year in the ISMA organization, quite a feat by the teenager.

Mark Castiglia was honored with the Pathfinder Bank Car Owner of the year. Castiglia fielded cars for the 2018 Champion Anthony Losurdo and those driven by Dave LaTulip and Dan Kapuscinski during the season.

The Novelis Car Owner of the Year was pretty much a given as John Nicotra was presented that award as owner of the cars of 2018 Champion Otto Sitterly and second place finisher Dave Shullick Jr. Those two drivers accumulated eight feature wins during the season, with Sitterly picking up an exciting Budweiser Classic 200 win.

The Jake's Automotive Crew of the Year award went to the Ray Hedger-Russ Brown team, which finished second in the Pathfinder Bank SBS points.

The Novelis Supermodified Chris Osetek-Keith Shampine number 55 team was presented with the Crew of the Year Award for their third place finish in the final point standings. The team, which travels from North Carolina each race night, put in a lot of miles and hard work to achieve that spot.

Lou LeVea Jr. accepted the Novelis Most Improved Driver Award for his tenth place point standings in the Narramore-owned 83, while Dave LaTulip, driving for car owner Mark Castiglia, picked up the Pathfinder Bank SBS Most Improved Driver Award in that division. LaTulip, after a short hiatus from racing, came back this year to finish 12th in points, and logging one feature win along the way.

The newly reorganized and regenerated Eagles Fan Club presented three awards as introduced by Eagles leader Eric Syrell. The newly named Pullen's Plumbing Tony White Memorial award went to Barry Kingsley, driver of the SBS 91, who finished tenth in points. The Total Seal Joe Paeno Memorial award went to Craig Soper and in an emotional presentation, the annual Jim Shampine Memorial award was issued posthumously to Bob Smith, a long time Joe Gosek crewman, who passed away earlier this year. “Smitty's” son Cole, also a member of the Gosek crew, accepted for his late father.

The top ten Pathfinder Bank SBS drivers were honored. Each of the top three had Thomas race videos to accompany their season's accomplishments. Dan Phillips of Pathfinder Bank was on hand to present the awards to champion Anthony Losurdo, Russ Brown, Mike Bond, Dave Cliff, Dalton Doyle, Jack Patrick, Dan Kapuscinski, Cameron Rowe and Barry Kingsley. The championship was Losurdo's first such honor. He accrued two feature wins during his run for the title.

Kevin Shutt of Novelis spoke briefly about the company’s sponsorship of the supermodified division and the recycling of aluminum cans effort, which takes place during the season, which is important to the overall recycling program. Each year the Oswego Speedway brings in hundred of thousands of cans to recycle and the fans bringing them in are presented with various speedway tickets, a beneficial arrangement to both entities and the environment as well.

Kevin then presented each of the Novelis Supermodified top ten their awards. 2018 Otto Sitterly spoke briefly of his 8-time record breaking championship run acknowledging his car owner John Nicotra, his crew and family as well. Sitterly also called up Anthony Losurdo, Tyler Thompson and Josh Sokolic to the podium and introduced them as the “future” of Oswego racing, which brought a round of applause from the banquet crowd. Sitterly had 3 feature wins this season, one of which was the Mr. Novelis Supermodified win, a win fifth win of the Budweiser International Classic and an record-breaking eighth supermodified championship.

Dave Shullick Jr., former champion and Classic winner, had four feature wins. finishing second in the Nicotra number 2. Keith Shampine, Michael Barnes (3 wins and winner once again of the Turning Stone Casino sponsored Favorite Driver Contest}, Aric Iosue, Dave Danzer, Brandon Bellinger, Tyler Thompson, Dave Gruel and Lou LeVea Jr. finished up the top ten presentations, with videos from the season also presented for the top three.

Millennium Music by Ron Gray provided the post-award activities.

Paul Conzone of the Oswego Speedway Safety crew, as head of the banquet committee, was thanked along with his assistants, on a job well done. The banquet videos by Matt Thomas of Thomas Video were announced as being put on YouTube for viewing for those who may have missed the program. Those videos and others are also offered for sale on the Thomas Video website.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Caps World of Outlaws World Finals With Top-10 Finish

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 5, 2018) - Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen closed his season by scoring a top-10 result on Saturday evening at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

Madsen, who was driving a second Muddy sponsored entry for CJB Motorsports during the World of Outlaws World Finals, opened the marquee World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event on Thursday by qualifying sixth quickest in his group for Friday and second quickest in his group for Saturday.

Madsen finished where he started - second - in a heat race on Friday to make a dash. He then ended sixth in the dash to line up on the inside of the sixth row for the A Main, which was postponed to Saturday afternoon because of curfew.

"In the Saturday afternoon feature we lost some spots by the end," he said. "Early on we were going okay and seemed to make some ground. Restarts didn't go our way and we didn't have a good rhythm going at the end. I was disappointed to lose some spots at the end."

Madsen ended with a 13th-place finish.

The season concluded that evening as Madsen placed second in a heat race and second in a dash to line up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"The first 14 laps we were running fourth and the top four were nose to tail in traffic," he said. "I was thinking we were looking good, but we weren't strong enough on restarts. I didn't capitalize and lost spots so unfortunately we dropped at the end. We had a left rear tire shrink really bad so that was probably the cause of why our restarts weren't as good."

Madsen held on for an eighth-place result.

"Thanks to everyone at CJB Motorsports for the opportunity the last couple of weeks," he said. "When you jump into a new team like that, you know it's great equipment, but it will take some time to get on the same page. Every time we hit the track we were quicker. We were getting up to speed quickly."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (6); Feature: 13 (11).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 8 (4).

SEASON STATS -

59 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 40 top 10s, 46 top 15s, 51 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

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Starks Seeking Strong Run in Florida to Close Out the Season

Inside Line Promotions - CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 5, 2018) - Trey Starks is looking to end the year strong by competing in Florida this weekend with the USCS Series.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver will race on Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, where he was victorious last year during the final weekend of the season.

"We're going to test tomorrow in North Carolina and then we'll throw a 360 in to run in Florida to see if we can get some momentum to end the season," Starks said. "We ran well there last year so hopefully we can duplicate that performance."

The team invaded The Dirt Track at Charlotte last weekend for the World of Outlaws World Finals. Starks qualified ninth quickest in his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series group for Friday's program and he was 11th quickest for Saturday's show.

He placed fifth in both a heat race and the Last Chance Showdown on Friday to earn a transfer into the main event, which was postponed to Saturday afternoon because of curfew. However, the race was short-lived because of mechanical woes.

"We fought mechanical issues," he said. "We had a red flag and came to the work area. We pulled the hood off and tried some stuff, but couldn't get it resolved."

Starks was credited with a 24th-place finish.

The event concluded that evening with Starks placing fourth in a heat race and seventh in the Last Chance Showdown - both only one position shy of making the A Main.

"We were up to third in the heat, but lost a spot on the double-file restart," he said. "In the B Feature we were in a transfer spot and ended up blowing out a bunch of oil for two or three laps. I was running in oil and we lost two or three spots. I made it back up to seventh, but just couldn't get that last transfer spot. That ended our weekend on a sour note.

"It definitely wasn't the weekend we wanted and it didn't go as planned. We had several issues throughout the weekend. We had speed all weekend, but the pieces didn't fall together."

QUICK RESULTS -

Nov. 2 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 5 (3); B Main: 5 (3); Feature: 24 (23).

Nov. 3 - The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (4); B Main: 7 (7).

SEASON STATS -

74 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

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"Fibreworks Composites makes custom seats and bodies for our race team," Starks said. "I never realized there was a difference in a seat until I used Fibreworks Composites and I'll never switch."

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

 

 

Swindell Wins Eight Races in 2018 to Extend Winning Streak to 48 Straight Years

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2018) - Consistency is what Sammy Swindell will remember most about the 2018 season.

Swindell enjoyed one of his most consistent campaigns, winning eight races and recording 22 podiums, including a streak of 15 straight during 360ci winged sprint car competition this summer.

"It shows how strong we were this year," he said. "We had a lot of good finishes and wins in A.G. Rains' car."

Seven of Swindell's wins came in 360 competition with five Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com victories, including a trio during Speedweek en route to Swindell winning his first career Speedweek championship.

The final two wins came Sept. 1-2 when Swindell swept the 9th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

"We dominated that pretty easy," he said. "We ran so well and were able to put a lot of cars a lap down. Things evolved throughout the year. We learned and you have more success when you learn from things you're doing right or going in the right direction. It gives you more confidence and more leeway to try things. We were able to go through the whole year and make all these updates and get better."

Swindell also won an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions race while driving for Thone Motorsports.

"We had some good runs," he said. "We had a lot of good runs that didn't turn into good finishes, too, but we had a competitive car most every race."

The eight triumphs extended Swindell's winning streak to 48 consecutive seasons. He has earned at least one trip to Victory Lane every year dating back to 1971, which was his rookie season.

"I want to thank A.G. Rains, Brandon Thone and Tim Bertrand for the opportunities this year," he said. "Also, a big thank you to all of our marketing partners and the fans who have continued their support."

Swindell has a pair of midget events this offseason beginning Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the 3rd annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals.

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 33 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the 3 rd annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Inside Line Promotions

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com . For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com .

"Inside Line Promotions has kept my sponsors and fans updated by producing weekly professional press releases," Swindell said. "ILP has exceeded my expectations of how PR should be handled. I'm proud to be a part of Team ILP."

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


 

Swindell Wins Eight Races in 2018 to Extend Winning Streak to 48 Straight Years

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2018) - Consistency is what Sammy Swindell will remember most about the 2018 season.

Swindell enjoyed one of his most consistent campaigns, winning eight races and recording 22 podiums, including a streak of 15 straight during 360ci winged sprint car competition this summer.

"It shows how strong we were this year," he said. "We had a lot of good finishes and wins in A.G. Rains' car."

Seven of Swindell's wins came in 360 competition with five Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com victories, including a trio during Speedweek en route to Swindell winning his first career Speedweek championship.

The final two wins came Sept. 1-2 when Swindell swept the 9th annual LOS 360 Sprint Car Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.

"We dominated that pretty easy," he said. "We ran so well and were able to put a lot of cars a lap down. Things evolved throughout the year. We learned and you have more success when you learn from things you're doing right or going in the right direction. It gives you more confidence and more leeway to try things. We were able to go through the whole year and make all these updates and get better."

Swindell also won an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions race while driving for Thone Motorsports.

"We had some good runs," he said. "We had a lot of good runs that didn't turn into good finishes, too, but we had a competitive car most every race."

The eight triumphs extended Swindell's winning streak to 48 consecutive seasons. He has earned at least one trip to Victory Lane every year dating back to 1971, which was his rookie season.

"I want to thank A.G. Rains, Brandon Thone and Tim Bertrand for the opportunities this year," he said. "Also, a big thank you to all of our marketing partners and the fans who have continued their support."

Swindell has a pair of midget events this offseason beginning Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the 3rd annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals.

SEASON STATS -

56 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 33 top 10s, 36 top 15s, 39 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo., for the 3 rd annual VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SammySwindell1.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Inside Line Promotions

Inside Line Promotions specializes in affordable public relations and media management for motor sports drivers, teams, sponsors, tracks, series, events, organizations and manufacturers. ILP Founder Shawn Miller leverages professional journalism with new media technologies and social networking to improve your exposure and the return on investment for your sponsors.

To meet the media relations needs of your program by joining Team ILP, contact Shawn at 541-510-3663 or Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com . For more information on Inside Line Promotions, visit http://www.InsideLinePromotions.com .

"Inside Line Promotions has kept my sponsors and fans updated by producing weekly professional press releases," Swindell said. "ILP has exceeded my expectations of how PR should be handled. I'm proud to be a part of Team ILP."

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

 

 

Oswego Speedway Announces 2019 Rule Changes, Addition of 350 Supermodified Class

OSWEGO, NY (November 5, 2018) -This past weekend, officials with the Oswego Speedway revealed the track’s rule changes for 2019 along with the addition of a 350 Supermodified class for the upcoming season.

For next year, all big block Supermodified teams will be required to use a ‘phoenix’ type wing on the rear end of their cars. This wing will be used in place of the traditional tail section.

Following several weeks of tunnel testing, tech officials were able to verify a wing size of (22” chord X 48” width) and a location that is equal as possible for the consideration of different roll cage heights and shapes seen in the Supermodified division.

In addition, the wings must have side plates with a maximum dimension set at 18X26.” Side plates can be no more than 1” above the wing surface and must be made of .050, 2024 aluminium and properly shaped or braced to prevent any bending and/or flexing.

The trailing edge of the wing body can be no more than 40” behind the center of the rear axle. The leading edge of the wing can be no further forward than the center of the rear axle. The wing must be mounted between the LR and RR inner sidewalls.

Any method of mounting is allowed providing it is fixed in place, safe, strong and neat in appearance.

If the framework is built from tubing, it must be covered on both the inside and outside with aluminum sheet metal. Aluminum plate brackets will be allowed. The wing framework or brackets may be attached to the bottom or sides of the wing in any safe manner. For safety reasons, no bracing toward the roll cage area will be allowed.

The wing must be attached with a minimum of 7/16” heim ends with a 7/16” bolt. If bolt on brackets are used, they must be attached with a minimum bolt diameter of 5/16.”

Sheet metal will be allowed on both the left and right side nerf bars. It can be no more than 12” high and must be safely attached and located between the tires. It must be single plane and be parallel to the frame rails.

Body panels (excluding the nose wing) producing downforce will not be allowed.

The front and/or rear lower frame rails may flare up, but no vertical sheet metal may extend below the lower frame rails. No tunneling of the air is allowed. No side panel flaring or skirting will be allowed.

In 2019, the Supermodified must weigh 1975 lbs. after the race with the driver in all required racing gear.

For the added 350 Supermodified class, the Oswego Speedway will be following the basic 2019 350 Super rules implemented at the Star Speedway in New Hampshire.

Star Speedway rules can be found at StarSpeedway.com, or on Star Speedway social media. If you need a copy of the rules, you can email the speedway at oswegospeedway@gmail.com.

As far as the Small Block Supermodified class is concerned, the 602 crate engine program is remaining mandatory for the upcoming season. Please refer to page 31 of Oswego Speedway’s 2018-2019 rulebook for details.

All other rules for both divisions in the 2018-2019 rulebook remain in effect. If you need a copy of this rulebook, you can email the speedway. The rulebook can also be found under the ‘FORMS’ section at OswegoSpeedway.com.

Car and pit stall registration for Oswego Speedway’s 2019 season will be open within the next couple of weeks, and track officials hope to have 2019 race dates posted within that time frame as well.

While the Supermodified and SBS classes will be racing weekly next season, the 350 Supermodified schedule is still a work in progress and will largely depend on car count and interest.

Please direct all rule related questions to track chief tech inspector, Steve Gioia Jr. at (315)-263-3923 or race director, Chuck Handley.

The speedway’s 69th annual Opening Day has been set for Saturday, May 25th. Open Practice will take place a week earlier on Saturday, May 18.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Teenager Tyler Thompson Takes Oswego and ISMA Rookie of the Year Honors in the Same Season

OSWEGO, NY (November 3, 2018) - Oswego Speedway has seen a good share of impressive rookie drivers over the years, but it’s been quite some time since the Supermodified class has seen one stand out as much as this year’s rookie of the year recipient, Tyler Thompson.

Thompson, a DIRTcar Sportsman standout from Fulton, had never seen Supermodified action prior to the 2018 season. He had raced at Oswego before, but only on a couple of occasions in a Small Block Super.

Tyler impressed in the SBS ranks as well, notably picking up Mike Kapuscinski Memorial Rookie of the Race honors piloting the No. 93 machine in the 2016 edition of the Bud Light Classic 75.

Nothing, however, will top the rookie season that he put together in 2018 with the Jason Simmons Racing, David O’Connor prepared No. 98T Supermodified.

Prior to season’s beginning, it was announced that Simmons and team had acquired the former Graham Racing No. 21 built by John Colloca, which had most recently been piloted by Bobby Santos in the 2017 Budweiser International Classic 200.

Putting Saturday night dirt racing aside, Thompson committed to a full season bid at rookie of the year, and immediately turned heads behind the wheel of the 900HP racer.

In his first ever laps, the 16 year-old high school student found the mid-17 second bracket in his potent ride, providing all of the confidence he needed approaching Opening Night on May 26.

Despite getting caught up in an accident in the first Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50 shortly after bringing the crowd to its feet when he passed Chris Perley, Thompson later recovered for an eye opening 11th place finish in just his second Supermodified start.

On June 9th’s Spring Championship, Thompson drove to an even more unbelievable sixth place finish in what was only the the third Supermodified race he ever contested in, holding off Keith Shampine who finished just behind him.

For the second time, Thompson was bitten by bad luck in round two of twin action on June 16, which on this occasion was set at 35-laps in distance. In the first twin, he got together with Dan Connors Jr. while attempting to secure the lead on lap 1, but repairs were made to the car and Tyler drove to eighth in the second twin.

Certainly his most impressive run of the season came on June 30 in the Independence Weekend 75, when the rookie drove to his first career Oswego top five in what was also his very first extra distance event at the track.

Thompson finished just behind the likes of Dave Shullick Jr, Brandon Bellinger, and Otto Sitterly in the top three, while beating out a tremendous list of talent behind him including Dave Danzer, Davey Hamilton, Shaun Gosselin, Shampine, and more.

Another solid top ten run on July 7 got Thompson started off on the right foot for his busy summer stretch, and it was the purchase made by Jason Simmons Racing and Lindsey Aggregates one week later that helped bring further success to Tyler’s first full-time Supermodified effort.

On July 14, Simmons and Lindsey Aggregates acquired the former Tim Devendorf No. 5 Hawk Chassis Super, and within a week had the car re-lettered and fitted to Tyler ahead of the $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified event on July 21.

In his first run with a Hawk Chassis, Tyler drove to a fine sixth place finish again behind Sitterly, Michael Barnes, Shullick, Dave Gruel, and Jeff Abold.

With just three events remaining in the race for rookie of the year, Thompson had already turned heads at Oswego, and Simmons decided he’d next like to try some winged Supermodified action with his rookie on the ISMA circuit. That began at Sandusky Speedway’s Hy-Miler Nationals a week later.

Thompson instantly adapted to the wing, clocking in at a mind boggling fourth fast out of twenty four seasoned veterans in Hy-Miler practice.

He later completed his first ISMA race finishing in a respectable thirteenth position, before an unfortunate first lap crash plagued his first go at the Hy-Miler Nationals later in the weekend.

Returning to Oswego for the month of August, unfortunately, Thompson pulled pitside with issues on the No. 98T during August 4th’s Retro Night event, but recovered a week later with a solid eighth place finish on August 11.

Going into the final regular show of the season, Thompson had a huge lead over Nathan Schultzkie and Brent Murray in rookie of the year standings, and capped off his quest for rookie of the year with a ninth place finish on August 18.

Thompson took rookie of the year honors by over 300 markers in a season that included one top five run, eight top tens, as well as being awarded the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer prize on four separate occasions.

Two weeks later, Tyler qualified for his first career Budweiser International Classic 200 in 17th position, timing in with a lap of 16.559 seconds. He had gotten down to as quick as 16.4 earlier in the season.

Even after his impressive qualifying run on Friday of Classic Weekend, Thompson was not done.

With a strong performance at Sandusky under their belt, the back story is JSR doing the Supermodified double dip the weekend of August 10, driving to Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire on Friday night before returning back to Oswego, New York for Saturday’s show.

In only his second ISMA attempt, Thompson brought the No. 98T home with a ninth place finish in the Ollie SIlva Memorial 75, finishing just behind fellow Oswego regular Sitterly.

After that, a few weeks went by, and it was now time for Thompson’s first winged laps at Oswego. This will come as no surprise, but he impressed with the top on at Oswego right away as well, finding 15.6 seconds in his very first ISMA laps on the fast 5/8th’s.

Engine issues plagued the team late in their Classic Week test session and also on Friday with Joe Trenca, who was attempting to qualify the very same car into Sunday’s International Classic.

This engine problem provided a massive setback for Jason Simmons Racing, but the team fought through all of the problems overnight to allow Thompson to return behind the wheel on Saturday.

As it turned out, Tyler would fire from the pole in his first ISMA Supernationals and had literally the entire field covered for the win a third of the way through the race, but only to pop a motor with 20 laps complete, providing a heartbreaking end to what surely could have been his first Supermodified victory.

When a crash ended Thompson’s first International Classic a bit too early in the following day, it provided for a frustrating end to their Oswego program, but JSR was not yet finished with Supermodified competition in 2018.

After Classic Weekend, the team then replaced the engine in ‘Victoria’ for the ISMA show at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park last month, and at Thompson, Tyler Thompson drove to a fifth place finish in the World Series.

This race at Thompson was only the fourth ISMA event of the season for JSR, but their efforts were good enough to award Tyler with rookie of the year honors both with and without the wing.

The 2018 season marks only the third time in history that such a feat has been accomplished, as Thompson joins Bob Cicconi in 1989 and most recently Jerry Curran in 1992 as the only other drivers in Supermodified history to win both rookie titles in the same season.

Of his tremendous accomplishment, the well spoken teenager said, “I’ve had an amazing year running both non-wing and winged Supermodifieds. I have a great team and awesome sponsors behind me including Lindsey Aggregates, my father, and the rest of the great backers I have. To win rookie of the year at Oswego was unbelievable, but to take both in one season was breathtaking for me. I’ve had a blast and look forward to what next season has in store for Jason Simmons Racing and our team of marketing partners.”

After finishing his rookie Supermodified campaign with a bang, the versatile competitor then took to the clay at Oswego for NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week, before most recently traveling to the Dirt Track at Charlotte North Carolina where he won his second DIRTcar Sportsman All Star Invitational in a row.

Tonight, Thompson will be honored for his head spinning accomplishments at the speedway banquet, held at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center located at the Best Western PLUS in downtown Oswego.

Ticket sales for the banquet are now closed, but as part of the event, discounted room rates at host location Best Western PLUS in Oswego will be available to all ticket holders for $119. For more information, you can call the hotel at (315)-342-4040 or visit their website at

BestWesternOswego.guestreservations.com. Plan to bring your banquet ticket with you upon check-in.

Oswego Speedway’s 2019 schedule, along with a full rule book, are both a work in progress. The speedway’s 69th annual Opening Day has been set for Saturday, May 25th. Open Practice will take place a week earlier on Saturday, May 18.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

About Oswego Speedway: Oswego Speedway, a sports entertainment company, is a 5/8 mile semi-banked pavement racing oval located off the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Oswego, NY. Oswego Speedway has been a continuously run weekly racing venue since August, 1951. The premier open-wheel pavement short track cars in the world, Supermodifieds, run weekly at Oswego Speedway making Oswego the only weekly Supermodified racing venue in the world. The Small Block Supermodifieds accompany the full blown Supers on a weekly Saturday night schedule which runs from May through September. Oswego Speedway is mentioned in racing circles as the “Indy of the East,” as no fewer than a dozen past and present competitors have competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway including Mario Andretti, arguably the greatest driver of all time, two-time Indy 500 champion Gordon Johncock, along with former International Classic Champions Bentley Warren, Joe Gosek, and Davey Hamilton.

 

 

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SYRACUSE, NY – After a few years away, Wings Unlimited came back to be a part of the Lucky Giveaway Program in 2017. Out Buglerville, Pa., Wings Unlimited products were seen on many of the teams that travel with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

Wings Unlimited, the next generation in sprint car wing manufacturing, is leading the way to future technology in sprint car racing. Since the start in 2000, Wings Unlimiited has risen to the task of proving that we have the best product available. Over the years, we have not only proven ourselves locally, but also on a national level. With the future fast approaching and new technology growing, Wings Unlimited is searching for a more aerodynamically inclined wing on a daily basis

The recipient of a top wing at the 2017 awards banquet was Matt Billings. Also receiving front wings were Kelly Hebing, Coleman Gulick and Matt Tanner.

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Another busy, diverse season ahead as Lucas Oil Speedway unveils tentative 2019 schedule

WHEATLAND, Missouri (November 2, 2018) - Lucas Oil Speedway fans can begin making plans - for the big, multi-day specials or their favorite weekly events - as the 2019 tentative schedule has been unveiled.

General Manager Danny Lorton said the foundation of the schedule will remain similar to recent seasons, with a steady flow of special events spread throughout the season at all three on-site venues, along with the 13 weeks of the Weekly Racing Series.

"This is the same basic schedule that Dan has put together that's worked so well for us, so we won't stray from it very much," Lorton said of Dan Robinson, the former GM who's now Lucas Oil Director of Racing Operations for Lucas Oil Speedway.

"We're excited that the 2019 schedule again has lots of variety," Lorton said. "Once again, we'll have the big Late Model specials, the Open-Wheel shows, Drag Boats, Monster Trucks, Pro Pulling and the Lucas Oil Off Road Series on the off road track."

Lorton said additional events for the Off Road course and "Lake Lucas" are still pending and will be released at a later date.

The schedule isn't just about speed or horsepower. Bull riding returns on June 21-22 as the Lucas Oil Invitational Pro Bull Ride Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com comes back after a successful debut in 2018.

Once again, each of the Weekly Racing Series events will feature one of the four divisions in a spotlight main event. The ULMA Late Models and Modifieds will take home $1,000 for main-event wins when they are featured with Street Stocks and B-Mods increasing to $750 on nights those respective classes are featured.

"One change of note is that we are adding the Street Stocks to the event for the 13th annual CMH Diamond Nationals in July," Lorton said. "During some of the special events, the supporting classes will run for special purses on some of those events throughout the season."

Engines will fire up for the first time on March 30 with an open test and tune. The season gets going on April 6 with the Weekly Racing Series Spring Opener as the ULMA Late Models, USRA Modifieds, Street Stocks and USRA B-Mods hold the first of 13 weekly points programs.

The first special of the season is set for April 12-13 with the 6th annual MLRA Spring Nationals. Modifieds and Street Stocks will join in the action.

Open-wheel action returns May 4, with the 8th annual Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps Open Wheel Showdown, featuring the ASCS Warrior/Red River Region Sprints, POWRi Midgets and WAR Sprints.

The month of May wraps up with the 27th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, May 23-25. The crown-jewel Late Model event is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA. Modifieds also are on the schedule.

June finds three major events, beginning at "Lake Lucas" with the 8th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic, June 7-8. Then on June 21-22, it's the Lucas Oil Invitational Pro Bull Ride on the Dirt track. The stars of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series return on June 29-30 for the 3rd annual Off-Road Shootout on the Off-Road course, an event that's proven immensely popular in its first two visits to south-central Missouri.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA return to the oval track July 13 for the 13th annual CMH Diamond Nationals. Modifieds and Street Stocks are also on the schedule for a full program.

August fires up with national-touring Modifieds taking the spotlight, with the USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment on Aug. 3. Track champions will be crowned on Aug. 24 as the Rempher Memorial Season Championship Night is held.

Labor Day Weekend is an annual speed festival on water and dirt. The 9th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals for the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series is set for Aug. 30-Sept. 1 with the MLRA Larry Phillips Memorial making August 31 a big doubleheader day. The B-Mods will join the Late Models on the dirt-track program.

The popular Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals return on Sept. 13-14 before one of the nation's crown-jewel open-wheel events, the 9th annual ASCS Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial on Sept. 20-22.

The 6th annual Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt, paying $10,000 to win the final-night feature, is set for Oct. 3-5 with the ULMA Late Models joining as co-headliner. One week later, on Oct. 11-12, it's the 6th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals with B-Mods on the program as well.

The season will wrap up with the Monster Truck Nationals-Eve of Destruction on Oct. 19.

Lorton said the 2018 season was another outstanding one. Despite some weather issues forcing cancellations, the attendance total of 109,221 fell just short of the record 113,000 in 2017.

"We thank our drivers, sponsors and fans for an outstanding 2018. Now we are focused on making 2019 our best yet," Lorton said.

Lorton said he plans to bring the Show-Me Vintage Racers back again at a yet-to-be-determined date after the group had a popular appearance at the speedway in 2018.

Season passes, along with Show-Me 100 three-day passes, will go on sale later this winter. Look for that information at LucasOilSpeedway.com and on Lucas Oil Speedway's Facebook page.

2019 LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
March 20 - Rich Nichols Memorial Media Luncheon
March 30 - Open Test & Tune
April 6 - Weekly Show No. 1 - Weekly Championship Series Spring Opener (ULMA LM, Mod, B-Mod, SS with $1,000 to win Late Models)
April 12-13 - 6th annual MLRA Spring Nationals Presented by RacingJunk.com
April 20 - Weekly Show No. 2 - $uper $aver $pecial Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $750 to win B-Mod)
April 27 - Weekly Show No. 3 - $5 Dollar Admission Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $750 to win Street Stocks)

May 4 - 8th annual Impact Signs, Awning & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown (ASCS Warrior/Red River Region Sprints, POWRi Midgets, WAR Sprints)
May 11 - Weekly Show No. 4 - NMI Night at the Races (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $1,000 to win Mods)
May 18 - Weekly Show No. 5 - Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Night at the Races (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $1,000 to win Late Models)
May 23-25 - 27th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com (Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/MLRA plus Modifieds)

June 1 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
June 7-8 - 8th annual John Haas Memorial Drag Boat Classic (Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series)
June 8 - Weekly Show No. 6 (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $750 to win B-Mod)
June 15 - Weekly Show No. 7 - Bolivar Herald-Free Press Mid-Season Championship (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $750 to win Street Stocks)
June 21-22 - Lucas Oil Invitational Pro Bull Ride Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com
June 29-30 (Off Road) - 3rd annual Off Road Shootout (Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series)
June 29 - Weekly Show No. 8 - National Wild Turkey Federation Race to Save the Hunt (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $1,000 to win Modifieds)

July 4 - Weekly Show No. 9 - Casey's General Store Thursday Night Thunder, plus fireworks (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mod with $1,000 to win Late Models)
July 6 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
July 13 - 13th annual CMH Diamond Nationals (Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/MLRA plus Modifieds and Street Stocks)
July 20 - Weekly Show No. 10 - Veterans and Military Appreciation Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mods with $750 to win B-Mods)
July 27 - Weekly Show No. 11 - Ozarks Food Harvest Food Drive Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mods with $750 to win Street Stocks)

Aug. 3 - 10th annual USMTS Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout Presented by Foley Equipment (USMTS, Street Stocks, B-Mods)
Aug. 10 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
Aug. 17 - Weekly Show No. 12 - TA-Petro Fan Appreciation Night (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mods with $1,000 to win Modifieds)
Aug. 24 - Weekly Show No. 13 - Rempher Memorial Season Championship Night Presented by Bill Roberts Chevrolet-Buick and KTTS (LM, Mod, SS, B-Mods with class champions crowned)
Aug. 30-Sept. 1 - 9th annual Diamond Drag Boat Nationals (Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series)
Aug. 31 - MLRA Larry Phillips Memorial (MLRA Late Models plus $750 to win B-Mods)

Sept. 7 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled
Sept. 13-14 - Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals
Sept. 19-21 - 9th annual ASCS Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial (ASCS Sprint Cars, WAR Sprints)
Sept. 28 - No racing unless otherwise scheduled

Oct. 3-5 - 6th annual Street Stocks Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt (Street Stocks, ULMA Late Models)
Oct. 11-12 - 6th annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall Nationals (MLRA, B-Mods)
Oct. 19 - Monster Truck Nationals-Eve of Destruction

 

 

Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (November 2, 2018) - Oswego Speedway’s newest track champions Otto Sitterly and Anthony Losurdo will finally be awarded for their well deserved honors at the track’s Hall of Fame and Championship Banquet set for tomorrow evening at the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center in Oswego.

Following a shocking winless streak that spanned two straight seasons, Sitterly unleashed the wrath of John Nicotra’s ‘Black Betty’ on the Novelis Supermodified division in 2018 and dominated the second half of the season, winning a quarter of the twelve main events scheduled as part of the regular season.

After spending his 2017 campaign as chief wrench both on John Nicotra’s No. 7 car driven by himself, along with Dave Shullick Jr’s No. 2 plant, Sitterly decided that he would instead like to focus on only his team for the 2018 season and it paid off as ‘DesperOtto’ drove to career championship number eight, passing Bentley Warren and Jim Shampine to break the record for most Supermodified titles in speedway history.

As it would turn out, Sitterly finished in the top five in nearly every single race he entered throughout the course of the season and in the mere two events he missed the cut for a top five, he was involved in his only two on-track incidents of the season, which was a far cry from the disappointing number of DNF’s that piled up a year earlier.

This year, Sitterly sang a different tune as the Canajoharie, N.Y. driver started his season with a fine fourth place finish in his debut with the former Joey Moriarty No. 51.

Later in the evening, as part of Opening Day’s second Jim Shampine Memorial Twin 50, Sitterly returned to the podium and did so with a color other than blue on his car for the first time since 2006.

Fans are used to that trademark Nicotra blue, but for this year, Sitterly decided to leave flat black on the No. 7, thus resulting in the now infamous ‘Black Betty’ nickname. Otto left no doubt that he was certainly ‘back in black,’ continuing on with what wound up being one of the most successful seasons of his Supermodified career.

With the Opener in the books and two top five efforts to his name providing for a nice kickstart to 2018, Sitterly began his season atop of the point standings heading into the Spring Championship on June 9.

Shortly thereafter, Otto continued his consistency on week 2, and finished runner-up to teammate Dave Shullick Jr. in the 50-lap main event.

The following week saw the running of the Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s and it was the evening’s first main event that was destined to be the race that left fans talking all season long.

Ironically enough, Sitterly and Shullick got together while battling for the lead in the first twin, and unfortunately Otto was penalized for the contact forcing the No. 7 to go to the tail end of the field. At that point, he was only able to recover for an eighth place finish.

In the second twin, which Shullick sat out due to damages from the contact, Sitterly put on a clinic and drove from the back of the pack to his third podium finish of the season behind Michael Barnes and Joe Gosek.

Over the years, it has been proven that consistency wins championships at the Oswego Speedway and Sitterly’s 2018 run was just that; consistent. However, everyone knew that Otto wanted more than just a championship. He wanted to break that winless streak.

Two years earlier, Dave Gruel fell less than ten points short of the 2016 track championship, nearly capturing the track title without winning a single race all season.

After Sitterly extended his point lead with yet another runner-up effort to Shullick in the June 30 Independence Weekend Grand Prix, Shullick’s speed continued to beg the question as to whether or not this would be Sitterly’s fate as well.

With the point standings in his favor, July 7 finally turned out to be Sitterly’s night.

Otto charged from tenth to the top three in just a matter of laps and worked over Brandon Bellinger to take the lead at halfway. Several late race cautions forced him to hold off Shullick, who overtook second in the closing stages but on this occasion, the now eight time track champion was able to hold on for what at that point was his first feature win since September 20th of 2015.

With momentum on his side and all of the confidence he needed, Sitterly was poised for what at the very worst looked to be another podium finish one week later, but his efforts came to a screeching halt with just over 20 laps to go as the No. 7 car made contact with the No. 55 of Keith Shampine working through lapped traffic. This resulted in Sitterly’s first DNF of the season and instead awarded Shullick the victory.

After destroying the front end of his car, the heavy accident left Sitterly with just one week to repair his machine ahead of the following weekend’s $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified feature event and it turned out that all of that hard work would pay off for Nicotra Racing.

Incredibly, Otto drove from tenth to first in less than three laps and took over the lead with 72-laps to go. His momentum never faded in the extra distance show and Sitterly put on an absolute clinic, lapping up to fifth place enroute to his fourth career paycheck in the 32nd running of Mr. Supermodified.

Following his biggest victory in several years, just three events remained in the race for the championship approaching the month of August and Sitterly continued to dominate the final month of the summer, starting off with a second place finish to Barnes on August 4.

Next, on August 11’s ‘Family Night,’ Otto drove to win number three and it came in what was one of the most unforgettable finishes in speedway history. In lapped traffic, Sitterly ducked down low off of the final corner to beat returning hall of fame driver Doug Didero at the line by a mere 0.010 seconds to win his third main event of the season.

By the time the last event in the road for the championship rolled around, the only battle left in the point standings was between Shullick, Shampine and Barnes for second, third, and fourth as Sitterly was long gone approaching August 18.

In the final regular show of the 2018 season, Otto put the exclamation point on his record breaking title run with a drive from twelfth to victory number four on the year ahead of Aric Iosue and Joe Gosek on the podium.

By virtue of his win on track championship night followed by a dominant late race performance over Didero in the International Classic two weeks later, Sitterly tied and then later surpassed Nolan Swift for fifth on the all-time Supermodified win list with an impressive 42 victories put together in just ten winning seasons.

More than two months after clinching his record breaking title, Sitterly will accept the accolades for his efforts tomorrow evening before likely mounting a run at a ninth title in ‘19 with John Nicotra.

Should Otto win the 2019 championship, he will pass Nolan Swift (8), for most overall championships in Oswego Speedway history.

Ticket sales for the baquet are now closed, but as part of the event, discounted room rates at host location Best Western PLUS in Oswego will be available to all ticket holders for $119. For more information, you can call the hotel at (315)-342-4040 or visit their website at BestWesternOswego.guestreservations.com. Plan to bring your banquet ticket with you upon check-in.

Oswego Speedway’s 2019 schedule, along with a full rule book, are both a work in progress. The speedway’s 69th annual Opening Day has been set for Saturday, May 25th. Open Practice will take place a week earlier on Saturday, May 18.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Tony Stewart Racing, Tony Stewart Foundation Honor Donny Schatz

“For The Kids” Campaign Announced Benefiting the Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo, N.D.

Brownsburg, Ind. (Nov. 2, 2018) - Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) and the Tony Stewart Foundation (TSF) announced today that a fundraising campaign benefiting the Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota has been launched in honor of 10-time World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz.

Paying tribute to his illustrious and future hall of fame career through the “For The Kids” campaign, the racing community will have an opportunity to donate that will benefit the numerous children and families who are positively impacted by Sanford Children’s Hospital in Schatz’s home state.

Sanford Children’s Hospital is a vibrant, colorful world where sick and injured children find inspiration, imagination and play to be as important to healing as its leading technology, breakthrough research and advanced medicine.

“We are so humbled by the generosity of this campaign and those who are making it possible,” said Sharon Spittler, executive director, Sanford Children’s Hospital. “Donations to our hospital benefit children and families from all across the state of North Dakota and northwest Minnesota by funding special pediatric equipment, research, and unique programs.”

Donations to the “For The Kids” campaign, which is scheduled for Nov. 2 through Nov. 30, 2018, are tax-deductible.

Those who want to contribute in Schatz’s honor to the “For The Kids” campaign can do so by completing the secure, online donation form at https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/TonyStewartFoundation/Schatz-Sanford-Childrens.html.

Details regarding the time and location of the “For The Kids” check presentation by the Tony Stewart Foundation and Donny Schatz to Sanford Children’s Hospital will be announced in the coming weeks.

To learn more about TSR, the TSF, Sanford Children’s Hospital and Donny Schatz, please follow the social media accounts listed below:

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

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Tony Stewart Foundation: Facebook at www.facebook.com/14TSF or on Twitter @14TSF and Instagram @tonystewartfoundation.

Sanford Children’s Hospital: Facebook at www.facebook.com/sanfordchildrenshospitalfargo

Sanford Health: Facebook at www.facebook.com/sanfordhealth or on Twitter @SanfordHealth.

About Donny Schatz:

Date of Birth: Aug. 10, 1977 Hometown: Minot, North Dakota. Residence: Fargo, North Dakota Marital Status: Married, Erica Children: Daughter, Savanna Highlights: 2018 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion (his tenth title 2006-2009, 2012, 2014-2018)… 2018 Kings Royal Winner (his fifth win in the event 2007, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018) … Third all-time winningest WoO driver with 282 career WoO A-Feature victories ….10-time Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals winner (2006-2009, 2011-15, 2017) … Nine-time $50,000 Sprintcar International winner in Sydney, Australia … Winner of every major Sprint Car race during his 22-year World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series career … 1997 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year … 1996 WISSOTA National 360 Sprint Car Champion … Made his debut in Sprint car in 1993 as a 15-year-old at State Fairgrounds Speedway in Sedalia, Missouri.

About Tony Stewart Foundation:

The mission of the Tony Stewart Foundation (TSF) is to raise and donate funds through the TSF Grants Program to well-qualified organizations serving children who are critically ill or physically disabled, animals which are at-risk or endangered, and for drivers injured in the sport of motor racing. Qualified charities that may apply for a TSF grant must be a non-profit charity operating within the United States and classified as 501(c)(3), provide a copy of its IRS Letter of Determination with EIN number, have been fully operational for a minimum of two years, and fully meet the guidelines and mission statement of The Tony Stewart Foundation. TSF does not provide funding to individuals. Visit www.TonyStewartFoundation.org for more information.

About Sanford Children’s Hospital:

Sanford Health is one of the largest health care systems in the nation with 44 hospitals and nearly 1,400 physicians in nine states and nine countries. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and serving the Upper Midwest, Sanford Health is dedicated to several initiatives, including global clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. Sanford Health has nearly 30,000 employees, making it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford over the past decade have transformed how Sanford Health can improve the human condition. For information, visit sanfordhealth.org.

About Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing:

Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian (TSR) Racing is a championship-winning organization competing in World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and various other winged sprint car divisions. From its 25,000-square-foot facility in Brownsburg, Ind., TSR fields a full-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team for 10-time champion Donny Schatz and a winged sprint car entry for three-time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart. TSR has earned a total of 23 owner championships – 14 in USAC and nine in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.TonyStewartRacing.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, on Twitter at @TonyStewart_rcg or on Instagram at @tonystewart_rcg.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (November 2, 2018) – Over the years since its creation in November, 1979, Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP has been the leader in sprint car racing in Michigan. A new chapter in SOD history is opening with the acquisition of SOD by Dave Muzzillo of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Muzzillo is well known in oval track racing. He has been promoting racing and other public events for many years. He is recognized as a personable innovative promoter who is willing to think out of the box.

Sprints On Dirt has been a pioneer in sprint car racing under John Naida, making strategic changes over its thirty-nine years. In 2016, it transitioned from a 360 series and rolled out a radical new format known as “beyond limits” that has no engine or weight limits. Naida took over active management of the series three years ago and introduced the new format and new spec rear tires.

Utilizing Hoosier Racing Tire right and left spec rear tires specifically built to meet SOD’s needs, the main objective of the “beyond limits,” achieving equality among different engine sizes and configurations, has been a success.

Muzzillo does not plan on making any changes to the “beyond limits” SOD format, adding, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”

Naida continues scheduling and working with SOD marketing partners and will help with race day operations when the new season begins. “I will do everything I can to help Dave. His passion for racing will be great for SOD’s future” said Naida of how the transition will take place.

Muzzillo has had a life-long involvement with racing and sprint cars in particular. His father was pit steward with Tri-Sac and his step father, Dale Miller, drove sprint cars. Muzzillo is now the owner of Baer Field Speedway in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and operates the International Championship Auto Racing (ICAR) Modified series. Muzzillo has also acquired the crate sprint series that raced at Plymouth (IN) Speedway and it will now be a feeder class for Sprints On Dirt.

Since its first season in 1980, Sprints On Dirt has built a strong brand name that is recognized and respected throughout sprint car racing. It has built a strong relationship with its many marketing partners due, in part, to its strong online presence. It often states that “SOD puts the PRO in PROmotion.” Muzzillo is committed to take Sprints On Dirt to new heights.

Sprints On Dirt can be contacted by email at director@sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP was brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Co-sponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Co-sponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

Merritt Speedway (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Merritt Speedway (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Special Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency marketing partners are:

Allstar Performance

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises

BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI)

Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products

Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions

Racing Optics

Rod End Supply

Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products

Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Ushered in at Oswego Speedway’s Championship Banquet this Saturday, November 3

By CAMDEN PROUD

OSWEGO, NY (November 1, 2018) - The 21st class of Oswego Speedway’s hall of fame is set to be officially inducted at the track banquet scheduled for this Saturday, November 3 at the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center in Oswego.

The speedway’s class of 2018 inductees include Tim and Denny of Snyder Racing, Tom Aaserud of Crowe Motorsports, track historian Dave Rice, and the Burritt Family of Burritt Motors.

A weekly Supermodified team since the year 1994, the father/son duo of Denny and Tim Snyder have racked up a masterful list of accomplishments over the course of the past 25 seasons that includes a victory for the Zero team in the 2001 Budweiser International Classic 200.

Snyder, originally from Oswego, has since moved to New Hampshire yet remained dedicated to the track he grew up at, making that long drive back to New York for the better portion of his career before finally moving his family back to Clay this past summer.

‘The Zero Hero’ joins a list of less than forty other names in track history that have been selected as hall of fame members based on driving accomplishments in the Novelis Supermodified division.

In 25 seasons, Snyder has garnered ten main event victories including in the aforementioned 2001 Classic along with an impressive 71 top five finishes, which is tied for 15th all-time at the Oswego Speedway.

Snyder is third to only Joe Gosek and Hal LaTulip as far as the longest running active driver currently in competition is concerned, and that is reflected in his statistics. Tim has accumulated nearly 17,000 points in his career, which is 13th all-time.

The driver of the Oswego Quality Carpet No. 0 is known for his success in the International Classic, and has five top five finishes in the event since 1994. He also has seen half of his wins come in ‘Twin’ feature races at Oswego, including his most recent victory in 2009.

Tim, Denny, and Snyder Racing, still backed by longtime sponsors Oswego Quality Carpet and Raby’s Ace Home Center after all these years, continue to be one of the most dedicated teams in Supermodified competition and intend to return to the track on a weekly basis in 2019.

The second hall of fame inductee is Pathfinder Bank SBS car owner Tom Aaserud, who serves as the co-owner of the Crowe Motorsports No. 18 currently driven by Andrew Schartner.

Aaserud grew up in the area and has fielded cars at the Oswego Speedway for the past 17 years.

Russ Brown, Dave Gruel, Andrew Schartner, and Kreig Heroth have all driven for Aaserud on a full-time basis, and are thus responsible for Crowe Motorsports’ 26 victories in the Small Block Super ranks, which is second on the all-time car owner win list at Oswego.

Despite four runner-up efforts in points between Gruel and Schartner, Aaserud was only able to manage one championship with Schartner in 2014, which certainly is a career highlight for the Auburn, N.Y. resident.

All in all, Tom has ten wins with Gruel, three with Heroth, and thirteen with Schartner. Wins include victories in the Tony White Memorial twice, Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS once, and the Bud Light Classic 75 on two occasions.

Aaserud is also SBS ‘Car Owner of the Year’ two times over, first winning it in 2005 with Gruel before being declared recipient once again last season, this time for his efforts with Schartner.

As of banquet time, Tom wasn’t sure what his plans were for 2019, but no matter what the future holds, there is no doubt that his past at Oswego warrants an induction into the track’s storied Hall of Fame.

Next up is track historian Dave Rice, who joins Snyder Racing and Aaserud as yet another very well deserving inductee into Oswego Speedway’s storied hall. Husband of longtime tech employee Brenda Rice, Dave has attended virtually every single Oswego race for the past six decades.

At a place where history is so rich, Rice has been sure to document every event in every season and every class of car in Oswego Speedway history.

If not for Rice’s archives, which include win lists, top fives, track champions, all-time points, all-time Classic points, and even all-time starts for every driver that has taken a green flag at the speedway, some of the key statistics that lay within the track’s 69 year history may just as easily have been overlooked.

Thanks to Dave’s dedication, which for the past year has included a project alongside speedway PR director Camden Proud to bring all of Rice’s records to digital format at OswegoSpeedway.com, the statistics and history from one of the most beloved asphalt short tracks in the country can now be preserved for many years to come.

The final hall of fame inductee for 2018 is Rich Burritt and the Burritt Family of Burritt Motors in Oswego.

Located at 340 State Route 104 just east of the track, Burritt Motors and Oswego Speedway have been partners for 52 seasons. Most notably, Burritt’s has provided track management with the pace vehicle for every race held at Oswego over the course of the past five decades.

The ‘pace car’ has been a fixture at the speedway since its beginning in the mid-50s and was originally supplied by Tiffany Motors in Oswego.

Shortly thereafter, Burritt Motors bought out Tiffany and continued to supply the pace cars.

Then, Dick Burritt would bring a different Chevy car each week to pace the field and to display the variety within the line of Chevy cars currently available.

In 1966, the Burritt car would become an official pace car and run all summer. Since that year, the pace car has now been changed to a pace truck, but has always come from Burritt Motors.

The dealership has sponsored several other events at the speedway over the years including serving as a traditional race night sponsor while also backing special awards such as the Classic Weekend front row prizes.

Last fall, Burritt Motors acquired Shapiro Motor Sales, with plans to expand the current Burritt location into a ‘Burritt’s Superstore,’ now set to include Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram all in one location.

Through all of the changes and expansions underwent at Burritt’s over the years, their partnership at the speedway has kept up with the times, first with the traditional speedway pace car, then the Chevrolet Avalanche, and now the Chevrolet Silverado pace truck, allowing for one of the most loyal partnerships in Oswego Speedway history and an induction into the hall of fame this weekend.

Ticket sales for the baquet are now closed, but as part of the event, discounted room rates at host location Best Western PLUS in Oswego will be available to all ticket holders for $119. For more information, you can call the hotel at (315)-342-4040 or visit their website at BestWesternOswego.guestreservations.com. Plan to bring your banquet ticket with you upon check-in.

Oswego Speedway’s 2019 schedule, along with a full rule book, are both a work in progress. The speedway’s 69th annual Opening Day has been set for Saturday, May 25th. Open Practice will take place a week earlier on Saturday, May 18.

For more information on Oswego Speedway, be sure to visit online at OswegoSpeedway.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

 

 

Sunshine Takes Title Pursuit Out West after Leffler Memorial Podium Run

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 1, 2018) – It all comes down to a pair of weekends out west.

Tyler Courtney and the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc USAC Sprint Car team take aim at the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car crown beginning with this weekend’s 51st Annual Western World Championships at San Tan Valley’s Arizona Speedway.

The two-day tilt on Friday and Saturday precedes next weekend’s season-ender for the USAC Sprint Cars at Perris Auto Speedway’s Oval Nationals.

Courtney enters this weekend atop the series win charts with ten USAC Sprint Car scores and is just 34 points out of the lead.

“Sunshine” crossed the stripe fifth during both nights of last year’s Western World Championships.

Two weekends of Sprint Car action follow after Courtney’s most recent run, a third-place showing at the USAC Midget “Jason Leffler Memorial” at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, IL, on Sunday, October 21.

His 40th overall top-five of the 2018 season pushed him to fourth in USAC Midget points aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing Driven2SaveLives/Indiana Donor Network No. 7bc entry.

“Sunshine” began the Leffler Memorial with a heat race win and back it up with a qualifying race win to earn the third starting position for the 40-lap feature event.

Courtney was in the lead mix throughout before ultimately settling for third at the stripe.

“We were good, we just needed a little extra to show him (Tyler Thomas) a nose and make him starting thinking a little bit but we couldn’t quite get there,” Courtney commented. “My guys worked their tails off again to give me a good car. Now we’ve got some more big races to try to get some good wins at.”

Already with 13 overall wins to his credit in 2018, “Sunshine” tries to add to that total with the West Coast stretch that begins with this weekend’s Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway.

2018 Quick Stats:

Overall: 67 races, 13 wins, 40 top-fives, 50 top-tens.

Sprint Cars: 42 races, 11 wins, 29 top-fives, 36 top-tens.

Midgets: 20 races, 2 win, 9 top-fives, 12 top-tens.

Silver Crown: 5 races, 2 top-fives, 2 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC National Sprint Cars at the 51st Annual Western World Championships at San Tan Valley’s Arizona Speedway on Friday and Saturday

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

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

 

 

Reutzel Closes Out Sprint Car Season at World Finals!

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (November 1, 2018) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team will finish off a successful debut season as a team with this weekend’s World of Outlaws Sprint Car series portion of the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in North Carolina.

It is a season that got off to a hot start for Reutzel and Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X crew with his first career World of Outlaws win in March. It was a sign of things to come over the ensuing months, with the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment team racking up eleven overall wins and the All Star Circuit of Champions title.

Reutzel will two get two more chances to add to the win column on Friday and Saturday following Thursday night’s qualifying sessions.

Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry take to the World Finals after last weekend’s World of Outlaws action that was hampered by rain. After Friday’s card was completely washed out, Saturday’s scheduled Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway was pushed back to Sunday afternoon.

And, after timing in tenth among his group, Reutzel had his heat race well in hand.

“We didn’t time in all that well, but it was actually good for the format,” Reutzel explained.

Misfortune struck while leading the heat race, bringing an early end to the team’s day.

“We were leading the heat and the fuel shutoff valve just fell apart,” Reutzel says. “I’ve never seen that happen before.”

Mired deep in a “C” Main lineup as a result of the unusual mechanical malfunction, Reutzel and crew opted to call it a day and prepare for the World Finals.

2018 Quick Stats: 73 races, 11 wins, 27 top-fives, 39 top-tens.

Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Car series at the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (qualifying on Thursday precedes two full cards on Friday and Saturday).

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

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

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

 

 

DRYDENE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS INKS MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH SHARK RACING Automotive, Commercial and Industrial Lubricants Manufacturer to Serve as Primary Sponsor For Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen in World of Outlaws Competition

CONCORD, North Carolina (Nov. 1, 2018) – Drydene Performance Products, the makers of automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, announced today a multi-year agreement with Shark Racing to serve as the primary sponsor for drivers Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen to compete in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Drydene served as a co-primary sponsor with Schuchart on his Shark Racing No. 1s machine for a majority of the 2018 campaign and is expanding their relationship in 2019 and 2020 to both cars owned by Sprint car Hall of Famer and one of the original Outlaws Bobby Allen. Headquartered in Jonestown, Pennsylvania, Drydene Performance Products also announced today a multi-year partnership with the World of Outlaws to become the Official Motor Oil and the Official Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car and Late Model Series beginning in 2019.

“Drydene is all in, and these partnerships underscore our commitment to Shark Racing, the World of Outlaws' series, and race fans throughout the United States,” said Dave Klinger, President of Drydene Performance Products. “Successful partnerships are mutually beneficial, and we recognize the growth Shark Racing has demonstrated during their first five years competing in the World of Outlaws. Drydene got a firsthand look this year while teaming up with Logan (Schuchart) for most of the 2018 season. He’s a rising star in this sport and we’re excited to align with him as he chases his dream of becoming a World of Outlaws champion. In addition, seeing talent develop is very important to us and we are thrilled to be able to expand our partnership with Shark Racing and add Jacob Allen to Team Drydene. Two drivers and two cars, both carrying the Drydene brand while chasing wins in “The Greatest Show on Dirt”, and all in front of the most passionate fans across the country… what a great way to build the Drydene brand.”

Schuchart is excited to continue carrying the Drydene brand into the future after a solid beginning to the partnership this season that included the Hanover, Pennsylvania native earning Drydene its first World of Outlaws triumph in August winning the Ironman 55. Wins during the prestigious Knoxville Nationals and later in the season in Fulton, New York also highlighted a campaign that continued his ascent in Sprint car racing’s premiere series. Entering the final weekend of competition, he is tied for seventh in overall wins, ranks fifth in top-five finishes, leads all drivers with seven fast qualifier awards and holds down the sixth position in the championship standings. Accomplishments he hopes to surpass next season driving the Drydene No. 1s.

“The Drydene relationship has been incredible and we’re just getting started,” said Schuchart, grandson of Bobby Allen. “Our goal is to become a World of Outlaws champion. Trying to do that with a company led by people like Dave Klinger that has passion for being the best is something I just can’t describe. I was ready to run through a brick wall the first time I heard Dave speak. Partnering with Drydene and racing with the World of Outlaws for years to come has all of us really excited. The future is really bright and we’re ready to get the job done.”

In the midst of completing a career-best season, Shark Racing’s Jacob Allen becomes the newest member of Team Drydene. The 24-year-old turned the corner this season and became a consistent threat starting in June. A 28-race stretch during the middle of the season elevated his status on the tour thanks to Allen leading laps in five races, finishing second four times and qualifying for both the Kings Royal and Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals A-Main fields. The experience gained along with the opportunity to represent Drydene in more than 90 nights of racing next season and beyond has Allen poised to make another big jump in the series standings.

“Following in my dad’s footsteps and racing with the Outlaws has been something I hoped I could do, but this year I really felt like I belonged and had a legitimate shot at competing for wins,” said Allen. “Now to join Team Drydene and carry their brand and products on the Shark Racing 1a next year is such a big deal for me. The game just got better for sure.”

For Shark Racing, the partnership with Drydene solidifies the team’s ability to continue its climb in the World of Outlaws hierarchy. From their initial season in 2014 through 2018, the growth curve has been steadily climbing to the point where Shark Racing cars were in contention for wins on a regular basis this season and with the partnership with Drydene Performance Products, owner Bobby Allen is poised to push his two drivers and the team to new heights.

“I only know one way to race and that’s to try to do everything I can to beat the competition,” admitted Allen, a former World Karting Champion and winner of the 1990 Knoxville Nationals. “Being around people like Dave Klinger at Drydene has me so pumped up to get to the track. Drydene's entire organization has a passion to win and be the best, and that’s the kind of energy we want to be surrounded by. We are looking forward to having a lot of success in the future.”

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ABOUT LOGAN SCHUCHART Logan Schuchart, pronounced (SHOE - HART), is completing his fifth season of competition with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series driving for Shark Racing. He competed in go-karts and won a number of track championships before moving to 358 Sprint cars in 2009. He won track and series championships in 358s before moving to the 410 division late in 2011. In 2012 and 2013, he collected wins with the All-Star Circuit of Champions and at legendary Central Pennsylvania tracks like Williams Grove, Lincoln, and Port Royal. In 2014, he began his career with the World of Outlaws and two years later scored his first career triumph in July 2016. He has eight career wins with the Outlaws and also scored two wins in Australia this past winter. More details are available at: www.loganschuchart.com and on social media platforms: Facebook - www.Facebook.com/LoganSchuchart1s, Twitter: @LSchuchart1s, and Instagram @loganschuchart.

ABOUT JACOB ALLEN Jacob Allen is in his fifth season of competition with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series driving for Shark Racing. He competed in go-karts before moving to 358 Sprint cars in 2012. He won races at Lincoln Speedway, Trail-way Speedway and Susquehanna Speedway in 358s before moving to the 410 division in 2013. He earned his first 410 win at Susquehanna Speedway after completing his third season competing with the World of Outlaws. Follow him on his social media platforms: Facebook: www.Facebook.com/JacobAllen, on twitter: @JacobAllen1a, and Instagram: @jacoballen1a.

ABOUT SHARK RACING Shark Racing is a dream realized of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame member Bobby Allen. The former world champion go-kart racer grew up in Miami, Florida and migrated to Central Pennsylvania in 1967 to race Sprint cars. After concluding his career as driver, which included hundreds of victories most notably the 1990 Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals, “Scruffy” began mentoring his grandson, Logan Schuchart, and son, Jacob Allen, from go-karts into 358-Winged Sprint car and ultimately into the 410-Winged Sprint car class. In 2014, he took both drivers out on the road to compete with the World of Outlaws. The team in the midst of their fifth season of competition with the Outlaws and have scored six wins to date. Shark Racing is based out of Hanover, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit https://shark1s.com/.

 

 

The Home of the 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals

FANS ADMITTED FREE TO OVAL NATIONALS PRACTICE ON NOVEMBER 7TH!

(Perris, CA, October 31, 2018) What has become a tradition at Perris Auto Speedway will take place on Wednesday, November 7th. All fans will be admitted free for the practice session for the 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction.

The practice session will begin at 5:00 P.M. Courtesy of Family Affair Concessions, fans will be able to purchase $2.00 pizza, soda and beer. There will be no charge for parking on practice night.

Earlier in the day, fans who are already at the track can also watch the parade of the team haulers heading into the pit area. That starts at 9:00 A.M. Wednesday morning and is best viewed in the pit parking lot.

“Practice night is a great time for fans to come out and see the best drivers in the nation getting their cars ready for the three nights of racing,” promoter Don Kazarian said. “Virtually all of the top teams from the Midwest take advantage to get their cars dialed in on practice night. In addition to the hardcore fans, it is a great time for locals who have never been to the races to come out for free and see what it is all about.”

2018 Budweiser Oval Nationals Entries

Car # Driver Residence Car Owner 2 Austin Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory 4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander 4 Justin Grant Ione, CA Topp Motorsports 4D TBA Gansen Motorsports 4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Gansen Motorsports 5 Chris Windom St. Louis, MO Baldwin Brothers 5 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Tye Mihocko 5M Max Adams Loomis, CA Max Adams 5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier 5X Logan Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory 7BC Tyler Courtney Fishers, IN Clauson/Marshall Racing 8 Michael Faccinto Hanford, CA Jim Richardson 10V Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing 12 Joel Rayborne West Covina, CA Rodney Rayborne 13 Dennis Gile Mesa, AZ Gene Gile 15 Danny Sheridan Santa Maria, CA Rick Johnson 16 Bud Kaeding Campbell, CA MMR 19S Jason McDougal Andrew Reinbold 19AZ Andrew Reinbold 21 A.J. Bender Ramona, CA Richard Bender 28 Matt McCarthy Riverside, CA Matt MCCarthy 30 C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Chuck Leary 32 Chase Stockon Fort Branch, IN Chase Stockon 34AZ Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA Grau/Burkhart 39E Kyle Edwards Fountain Valley, CA Gordon Edwards 42 Danny Faria Jr. Tipton, CA Dwight Cheney 44 Cody Williams Corona, CA John Jory 50 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr. 51 Austin Ervine Bakersfield, PA James Ervine 52 Isaac Chappell Wilkinson, IN Isaac Chappell 55 Tony Everhart El Cajon, CA Tony Everhart 68 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Shawn Thomas 69 Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Dynamics, Inc. 72 Gary Marshall Jr. Pomona, CA Gary Marshall Sr. & Jr. 74X Josh Hodges Tijeras, NM Jack Hodges 83 Austin Liggett Tracy, NM Tim Liggett 88V Jace Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing 90 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman 91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance 92 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Tom & Lauri Sertich 92X TBA Tom & Lauri Sertich 98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy 98 Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale, CA Jeremy Ellertson 99 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Bacon Marshall Mtrsprts.

Oval Nationals Champions 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.

Advance tickets for all the Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction, are available 24 hours a day online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not want to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.

Camping for the Oval Nationals will begin on Monday. The price to camp is $25.00 per night. There are no hook-ups.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

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

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2018 Perris Auto Speedway

October 27th PASSCAR "Champions Night” - Street Stocks, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Modifieds

November 7th Oval Nationals Practice

November 8th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 9th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

 

 

Rilat Nets Top-10 Finish in ASCS National Tour Standings for 10 th Time in Career

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (No. 1, 2018) - Travis Rilat ended his season last weekend during the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling hosted by Creek County Speedway.

The BDS Motorsports driver was one of 61 drivers to tackle the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com season finale on Saturday after Friday's preliminary night rained out.

Rilat placed fourth in a heat race before he advanced from ninth to seventh place in a qualifier. That relegated him to a B Main, but a rally from fourth to second place earned a transfer into the back of the main event. Rilat capped the night by maneuvering from 21st to 16 th.

"The heat race got us behind the eight ball, but it was good to show progress in the qualifier, B Main and main event," he said. "That wasn't the result we wanted to end the season with, but there were about 45 drivers behind us so it wasn't a bad night."

Rilat's performance secured a ninth-place result in the ASCS National Tour championship standings despite missing multiple races because of work commitments. It marked the 10th time in Rilat's career that he has posted a top 10 in the standings.

"Our goal was to compete for the championship and we got behind early in the year because of some misfortune," he said. "Then I had to miss a couple of races because of work so we weren't able to contend for the title, but it was a positive to end the season in the top 10 given all the circumstances. I want to thank Bryan Sundby and the team for the opportunity and hard work."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (1); Qualifier: 7 (9); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 16 (21).

SEASON STATS -

39 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 20 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TravisRilat.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TravisRilat29

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"We are excited to have MDS Boring & Drilling as part of the team," Rilat said. "I look forward to visiting Victory Lane several times this year with MDS Boring & Drilling."

Rilat would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, Frio Chevrolet, The BOSS, Shark Racing Engines, CnB Chubby, Champion Brands, Joe's Kleen Products, KSE Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP Wings, Goodrich, All Star Auto Reconditioning, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Carlan Services, Car Star Collision and Service (from Leduc, Alberta, Canada), Clark Construction, Diversified Machine Inc., Dyer Rods, Eagle Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gee and Gee Racing, Gillund Enterprises, Global Power Services, Hepfner Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Impact Coatings, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kustom Sprintcar Supplies, Lanktree Holdings, Millstone, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pat Beck Motorsports, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance - Newton, Iowa, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shane Liebig, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Speedway Motors, Strong Crane Service, Super Shox, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes and Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

 

 

Trenca Ties Career-Best Finish and Career-Best Number of Top 10s in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - CLAY, N.Y. (Nov. 1, 2018) - Joe Trenca produced several bright moments throughout the 2018 season.

The Mucci Motorsports driver tied his career-best sprint car finish with a runner-up result at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Aug. 24. He also added a fourth-place finish at the track on Sept. 22.

"We ran really well at Outlaw Speedway this year," Trenca said. "We ended the season with four straight top 10s there to give us 10 career top 10s at Outlaw. A big part of that is our comfort and confidence there so our focus moving forward is to build more comfort and confidence at more tracks."

Trenca posted 11 top 10s this season, which tied his most ever in a single season. He also finished the season with back-to-back top 10s.

"I feel like we are ending the year with some good momentum so that is a positive heading into the offseason," he said.

Trenca also highlighted his 13 starts in 410ci winged sprint car competition by scoring a 10th-place result at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on May 11.

"We were able to do more traveling this year and see some new tracks so that was exciting," he said. "Our plan is to continue to do more 410 shows as well as go to new tracks. I think that's the best way to become a better driver.

"I want to thank my family, my crew and all of our partners for the support. We're going to work hard to make 2019 our best year ever."

SEASON STATS -

32 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 11 top 10s, 18 top 15s, 26 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JoeTrencaRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeTrencaRacing

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

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

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

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

 

 

IRCO RETURNS FOR 12TH CONSECUTIVE QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES CAR SHOW AT PHILLIPSBURG MALL, MARCH 3 TO MARCH 9, 2019

The dates for the popular twelfth edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show have been confirmed for 2019 and the hard-working staff and the many historical groups and speedways are beginning to place all of the necessary pieces on paper to insure the racing community of another great show. The successful event will once again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning on Sunday, March 3rd and will run through March 9th in 2019.

The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local short track scene and has become a must go to event for the local Tri-State area. Quaker Steak & Lube will once again sponsor the Twelfth Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes event to be held at the Phillipsburg Mall from March 3rd through the 9th in 2019. Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube(r) to loyalists, is the award-winning casual dining concept known for their Best Wings USA and over 25 signature sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the trend setting 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show to take place at the Phillipsburg, New Jersey Mall, located on Route 22 East. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ, and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to be re-charged and re-fueled with some of the best food in the local area.

For the 12th consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will be a strong supporting sponsor of the Dirt Track Heroes Race Car Show. “IRCO Credit Union is pleased to continue its very successful relationship with the Dirt Track Heroes Show,” stated IRCO Vice President Greg Collins. “The show has proven to be a very effective means of establishing the IRCO brand and promoting our various financial products in both the local and racing community. We look forward to another outstanding show at the Phillipsburg Mall in March.”

IRCO Credit Union serves over 8,000 members offering a wide variety of financial products and services and serves the towns of Phillipsburg & Alpha as well as the townships of Franklin, Greenwich, Harmony, Lopatcong and Pohatcong in NJ and the counties of Northampton and Lehigh in PA. IRCO membership is open to individuals who live, work, shop, attend school, worship, or volunteer in any of these communities. As a community-based financial institution, all loan decisions are promptly made in their local offices by onsite lending personnel. Information about IRCO’s various financial services and products is available at www.ircocu.com, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg NJ and 2240 Northampton St in Easton PA.

Collins, who is the noted historian of the Harmony Speedway further added, "We are overjoyed to once again play an integral part in the Dirt Track Heroes Show. For me, since day one of the very first show, it is living the dream as the cars and the stars who come out for the show are and remain my heroes and we are proud to be associated with this great show. It is hard to believe this is the twelfth year of the show as the years have gone by so quickly. We are looking forward to another great show and rekindling the great memories of the golden era of the sport."

The 12th Annual Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Car Show has a busy seven days planned with opening day set for Sunday, March 3rd. Race cars from a multitude of series and divisions and show cars from street rods to drag cars will be on display with a full week of nightly special events and interviews. The 2018 edition of the show produced more than 300 driver and owner interviews throughout the week. In 2018, there were 141 entries for the event. The popular round table discussions return and expanded as many of the legendary drivers reunite to share special and unique stories that took place at the speedways on and off the track. With this being the twelfth year of the show's existence, the management and staff of the event are reaching out to all avenues of racing to become involved with the show.

Taking over the reigns of the show under the auspices of Bob and Donna Miller, will be Justin Beltrame. Beltrame is a natural fit to take over coordinating the show events from Ed and Steve Pados, who have been assisting him in preparing for the event. Beltrame has been part of the show since it's inception and has a vast knowledge of racing in the local area and to a greater capacity the history of the racing action that took place at the now defunct Lake Mocatek Speedway. Beltrame is coordinating with the Millers and the Pados Brothers as to what portions of the show need to be tweaked and the continuance acknowledgement of the past, present and future of racing and the show. “I’m excited to have Justin join the team of the Dirt Track Heroes event and looking forward to his key contributions to making this show even better than before ”, said Bob Miller.

The Phillipsburg Mall has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will once again offer many varieties of new and vintage race cars, racing memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the Mall for the duration of the show's run. The eleven previous shows have brought out race cars from all divisions of motor-sports filling the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing have been highlighted in a week long show celebrating the love each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many wonderful people associated with the sport. With an exciting and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to flock to the show to fill the wide walkways of the Phillipsburg Mall for the upcoming twelfth edition of the show.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great tribute keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by phone at: 443- 513-4456, via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. or contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or through email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net

 

 

Col Beasley tribute by the All Stars.

“Finally we are about to kick off our 12th season of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Timmis Speedway, this Sat night – Nov 3rd.. I can’t wait to see all our old teams, meet our new teams and be back at Mildura again for our opening night. With a star studded field of top 360 competitors including past 360 Australian Champions, both the Victorian and South Australian State Champions and 3 past Series Champions; and what a cool way to kick off our season with the Col Beasley Classic incorporating RD1. As everyone remembers Col was a well-loved bloke around Mildura and passionate sprintcar competitor. He ran with us back in the day and we are really honoured to be able to hold this tribute night in his honour. ” says Mandy Searle Series Promoter.

Back by popular demand is the ‘King of the River’ with a new sponsor on board. West Coast Concreting have picked up the naming rights for this mini-series and Mildura will be Round 1 of the 5 rounds which are all based along the Murray River and has $2500 to win purse.

Well known car owner and crew guru Tony Bartlett has joined forces with the V29 Michael Tancredi team. Tancredi has been racing for a couple of seasons now but will certainly benefit from Bartlett’s knowledge. His experience is proven winning 3 series championships over the years with three different drivers. ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock is backing up for his 12th season. Locks dedication to the series has to be admired with the team only missing 1 show since the series started. After a nail biting finish for the Championship last season SA33 Mark Caruso is back to go one better this season. Caruso and Paul Solomon tied for the Championship at the final round with Solomon taking it out narrowly by winning one more A Main than Caruso. Hard charger’s SA44 Dan Evans, SA 96 Brendan Guerin and V34 Brenten Farrer all always put on a show at Timmis and will all be aiming to take out the Beasley event. SA16 Jack Gartner is rolling into his 4th season and his results are really stepping up. Gartner who recently turned 21 would love nothing better than to put it on the podium for RD1. Chad Ely is back in his own SA22 J&J for the night. Ely has done limited 360 shows over the past couple of seasons and has some mixed emotions from Mildura a few seasons back; an A Main win will solve this. Series regulars SA95 Jarman Dalitz, V16 James Wren, SA5 Trigga Gates just to name a few are locked in for the Beasley Classic all looking for a strong start to the season.

With the usual All Star giveaways, posters, driver autograph signing it will be lots a family fun. On track action starts from 5.30pm. November 3rd Timmis Speedway, Mildura.

 

 

Wilson Closing Season This Weekend During World of Outlaws World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 31, 2018) - Greg Wilson wraps up his 2018 campaign this weekend during the World of Outlaws World Finals.

Wilson and his Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, Ohio Logistics and Gear Alloy Wheels sponsored team will compete Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"World Finals is an exciting event that garners a lot of attention," he said. "There will be a lot of fans there and a ton of great drivers competing so it's always a lot of fun. Since it's the final race of the season it's also important to run well to try to end the year with some momentum."

Wilson scored his second career World of Outlaws triumph at the track in May 2016.

"It's always a confidence booster to go to a track where you've won," he said. "If that track can get slick and wide that would play to our strengths."

Wilson raced in the Tuscarora 50 hosted by Port Royal Speedway last Sunday. The event's preliminary night rained out on Friday prior to the finale being shifted back a day because of the inclement weather. Track conditions were fast, making passing a difficult task.

"Kudos to Port Royal for getting the show in," he said. "On a track like that qualifying is everything because it's so difficult to pass. We didn't get qualified in where we wanted so it was uphill for the rest of the night."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 24; Heat race: 7 (8); C Main: 3 (3).

SEASON STATS -

72 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 29 top 15s, 42 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

UPCOMING HERCULES TIRES DEALERSHIP VISITS -

Tuesday at Barnes Tire & Service Center in Jasper, Tenn., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GregWilsonRacing.com

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

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

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"Gear Alloy Wheels has been a big part of the growth of our team," Wilson said. "Not only do they offer a top-notch product, the process is geared toward customer satisfaction. We're thrilled with our partnership with Gear Alloy Wheels and look forward to success together for many years."

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

 

 

White Concludes Second Season on the Road With Fast Race Car at Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Finale

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (Oct. 31, 2018) - Harli White had a strong run going last Saturday during the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway.

White won a heat race, placed seventh in a qualifier and won a B Main to lock into the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com main event. Unfortunately, she was caught up in a racing incident early and was unable to finish the feature.

"There were 60 other cars there so it was great to drive our way into the show," she said. "It's a small, tight track and everyone is racing in close quarters. We were involved in a crash early in the race and weren't able to get back out there."

White finished her second full season on the ASCS National Tour ranked 11 th in the championship standings - only 24 points out of a top 10.

"It takes a lot to complete a full season on the road so that's an accomplishment in itself," she said. "I want to thank my family, sponsors and crew chief, Ryan, for all of the hard work and support. I feel like we've gotten a lot better during the last two years of being on the road full time."

White is scheduled to race this Sunday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series. She will line up seventh in the first of twin features.

"We had a good run from fifth to third during a heat race before placing seventh in a dash a couple of weeks ago when the event started," she said. "It ended up raining out the features so we're excited that they rescheduled on a weekend we had off so we can go race. Hopefully we can move forward and earn a strong finish in both main events."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 7 (5); B Main: 1 (2); Feature: DNF (19).

SEASON STATS -

60 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 19 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 35 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Sunday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., with the USCS Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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"You pray for a sponsor to come along that helps you out and become family with them and CatSpot has been that for us," White said. "My whole family and I have been praying for a moment like this to happen. We're all excited to get the season going and I think it's going to have bigger and better things to come."

White would also like to thank Charlie's Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Nattress Construction, Lucas Oil Products, Inc., The Mower Shop, Golden Triangle Fire Protection Inc., Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, PXP Racewear, All Star Performance, Broken Arrow Powder Coating, Inc., Tommy Thompson Motorsports, Jerry Tucker Roustabout, LLC, Donnie Ray Crawford Legacy Foundation, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

 

 

Dover Takes Opportunity to Learn During Debut at Creek County Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (Oct. 31, 2018) - Jack Dover made the most of a long trip to Oklahoma last weekend to race in the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

Rain wiped out Friday's opening night, setting the stage for a one-day event at Creek County Speedway on Saturday. It marked his debut at the track.

"That's 14 hours roundtrip," he said. "It's a long ways to go for one day. I wanted to race so I decided to go. I just couldn't get a handle on the car all night. We made everything super soft and just couldn't get it soft enough. I've never had the car as soft as I was until that night. I soften up the bars and shocks so it'd bite more. It still wasn't good enough."

Dover advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race before he finished 10th in a qualifier. That relegated him to a B Main.

"We went out for the B Feature and I threw some crazy stuff at it," he said. "It was a lot better, but wasn't great. It's stuff we haven't tried before so now I know what it'll do. We took a bad night and turned it into something decent."

Dover advanced into the fifth position, but he spun to avoid a driver in front of him who'd spun out with approximately three laps remaining. Dover called it a night following the incident and headed to the pits.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 4 (5); Qualifier: 10 (7); B Main: DNF (7).

SEASON STATS -

42 races, 12 wins, 24 top fives, 30 top 10s, 34 top 15s, 37 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

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"Trail Performance Coatings Inc. has supported our team since 2005," Dover said. "Josh Trail has become much more than a sponsor. He's a friend and we're happy to work with him and everyone at Trail Performance Coatings Inc."

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

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES -

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

 

 

Bogucki Garners Rookie of the Year Award and Top-10 Points Finish With ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (Oct. 31, 2018) - When reflecting on his first season chasing points with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com, Australian Scott Bogucki simply stated, "I learned a lot and I know what needs to be done for next year. It will be a different story."

Bogucki wrapped up his 2018 racing season last Saturday at Creek County Speedway during the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling. After winning his heat race and finishing fourth in a qualifier, Bogucki rolled off 11 th in the main event.

"Going into the weekend we had the Rookie of the Year Award locked up and we were gunning to take seventh in points from Skylar Gee," he said. "Once he locked into the A Main I knew we couldn't do that so I was going to let it rip to try and get the win. Unfortunately I got squeezed into an infield tire and broke a radius rod and that ended our night."

Reflecting on 2018, Bogucki said he is proud of how his SawBlade.com backed team grew and learned and he is excited about next season. Bogucki finished eighth in the ASCS National Tour championship standings and out of the 44 total races he competed in during 2018 he recorded a win at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, to go with seven top-five finishes and 19 top-10 runs.

"I feel as though we should have won a lot more features than one and we should have finished third or fourth in points," he said. "If you look at the features we didn't make because of bad luck or dumb mistakes we could have easily been in the top five."

Now that the season is over Bogucki and the SawBlade.com sponsored team are busy at their Houston, Texas, based shop getting ready for 2019. Bogucki leaves soon to return to Australia.

"We have three new Maxim cars ready, three fresh Ostrich 360 engines and a fresh 410 ready to go," he said. "Quite frankly this is the best position I have ever been in my racing career. If you look at where we started the year to where we ended it's been a lot of hard work and stress to get here, but it's all I've ever wanted to do. So I will give it my all. I'll be back in the states in February and we will be ready to race in March.

"We will work every day until I leave for home. I can't thank Dillon (Paddock) enough for all he has done. I hope he comes back with me next year. I trust him and we work extremely well together."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 1 (2); Qualifier: 4 (5); Feature: 20 (11).

SEASON STATS -

44 races, 1 win, 7 top fives, 19 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 29 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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"I can't thank them and all my sponsors enough for all they did for me," Bogucki said. "We literally couldn't have done this without each and every one of them."

Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Jetco Electrical, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Lone Star Metal Werx, Momentum Suspension and Findley and Sons for their continued support.

 

 

Hill Becomes Fourth Woman to Complete Full ASCS National Tour Season

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (Oct. 31, 2018) - Alex Hill gained valuable experience on a tricky track and she celebrated her teammate's championship last Saturday at Creek County Speedway during the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com.

The 18-year-old ASCS National Tour Rookie of the Year contender began her final night of racing for the year slotted in the sixth starting position of her heat race at the bullring.

"I got a good start and was able to move up to fourth, but I wasn't sticking the exit very well," she said. "My car didn't have much grip. Then a couple of cars got by me before I moved around and was able to improve my exit. My car was good. It was just some mistakes on the part of the driver."

Hill's finish placed her in the ninth starting spot in one of three B Mains, which were run due to the stout, 61-car field.

"I had a pretty good start in that race, too," she said. "I think we were up to about fourth at one point. But then there was a restart we didn't need. The track eventually went from the bottom to the top. I was running the bottom and got passed by a couple of cars. Then I moved to the top, but the car was a little too tight to run well up there."

While Hill finished the evening ninth in a B Main, she was happy to join her first-year Hill's Racing teammate Sam Hafertepe Jr. in celebration following his feature win and third ASCS National Tour title.

"It was awesome," she said. "I'm really happy for Sam and his team and for my parents, of course. My dad really loves this sport and it was nice to see it finally pay off for him. It was really cool."

Also of significance, Hill became only the fourth woman in the history of the ASCS National Tour to complete the full season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 6 (6); B Main: 9 (9).

SEASON STATS -

51 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 24 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.HillsRacingTeam.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HillsRacingTeam

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"Townline Variety is my dad's business and has been operating longer than I've been alive," Hill said. "It has always supported my career and I'm extremely grateful for that."

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

 

 

Robert Ballou Motorsports and Dave Darland Team Up To Head West

PETERSEN MEDIA: As the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series heads West, Robert Ballou Motorsports and Dave Darland have teamed up and ‘The People’s Champ’ will pilot the Ballou Motorsports entry at this weekend’s Western World Championship’s at Arizona Speedway and the season ending Oval Nationals at Perris Auto Speedway November 8th, 9th, and 10th.”

“I absolutely love Sprint Car racing, and Dave Darland is a legend in our sport so I am really excited to have him in my car as we head out West,” Robert Ballou said. “Western World’s and the Oval Nationals are two great events and I look forward to helping Dave add to his all time USAC National Sprint Car wins total.”

Over the course of his storied career, Darland has been able to win the famed Oval Nationals on three separate occasions, as well as sitting atop the All Time USAC National Sprint Car Series Career wins list with 60 wins to his credit. The 2017 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee is also a three-time Indiana Sprint Week Titleist, leads the series in all time wins during ISW, and picked up 100 career wins in his father’s storied No. 36D entry.

Heading into the final two events of the season, crowd favorite, Dave Darland currently sits fifth in the season long point standings with two National wins to his credit.

“I am very thankful that Robert Ballou agreed to put this together and head West,’ Dave Darland said. “I also have to thank my son, Trenton, as well as Jimmy Jones for all of their help getting everything ready. We had a handful of supporters step up to make this possible and I appreciate them as well. I am very much looking forward to driving the 12 car.”

“Being from California, I always look forward to getting out West and catching up with some fans that I don’t get to see as much as I would like to,” Ballou noted. “This year will be a little different, but I am nothing but confident in what we can do with Dave in the seat. Thank you to all of the great people that have made this trip possible.”

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

ON TAP: Ballou is scheduled to race with the MOWA this Friday and Saturday night in Jacksonville, IL.

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts- 50, Wins- 4, Top 5’s- 23, Top-10’s- 37

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.

 

 

Giovanni Scelzi Making World of Outlaws World Finals Debut This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 31, 2018) - Giovanni Scelzi will make his World of Outlaws World Finals debut this weekend in North Carolina.

Scelzi, who will drive Bernie Stuebgen's No. 71 sprint car, is slated to compete Thursday through Saturday during the marquee World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord.

"It's a track Bernie has been to a lot," he said. "He and Joey Saldana had a lot of success there last year. Bernie has given me a fast car all year so I'm excited. The track is slick and smooth and wide. I seem to do well on those types of tracks."

Scelzi and Stuebgen have been a fast combination this year, including last weekend during the famed Tuscarora 50 hosted by Port Royal Speedway. More than 50 competitors invaded the $51,000-to-win event, which was pushed to Sunday after rain washed out Friday's preliminary night and postponed Saturday's show.

"We didn't qualify that great, but it worked out because of the inversion," Scelzi said. "We timed in 11th quickest in our group, but because there were three heats and a four-car inversion in each heat it put us on the pole."

Scelzi won his heat race to lock himself into the third starting position for the 50-lap main event on the half-mile oval.

"I fell back to seventh at the beginning, but I got going and got up to fourth," he said. "On restarts I ran the bottom and made up time. I slid Shane (Stewart) and got to fourth. I thought we were really good and if a yellow happened we might have got a podium, but we for sure had a top-four car."

Unfortunately, the race car sustained a parts failure while Scelzi was running fourth with approximately 19 laps remaining. He was unable to finish and was credited with a 19th-place finish.

"I want to say great job to the race track," he said. "It rained all week, but the track was wide and racy. We did some different stuff to the car and it worked. Thanks to Bernie and Betsy for the opportunity. I'm really looking forward to the World Finals this weekend."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 18 (3).

SEASON STATS -

61 races, 3 wins, 19 top fives, 30 top 10s, 43 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

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"We've been running KSE steering boxes for the last few years," Scelzi said. "They build an absolutely outstanding product. Their quality is second to none."

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

 

 

Sam Hafertepe, Jr Uses KSE Racing Products to Cap Third Consecutive ASCS National Tour Crown

PETERSEN MEDIA: In a light week of racing leading up to the World Finals, championships were settled and drivers were continuously victorious with KSE Racing Products.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series penultimate event, the Tuscarora 50, was delayed by Mother Nature, but when the skies cleared it was Donny Schatz parking his Tony Stewart Racing entry in victory lane on Sunday evening.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr has been on kill the last three season’s with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour. Haftertepe used his KSE Racing Products to garner his third consecutive series championship as he capped the season off win a win at Creek County Speedway as he shared victory lane with Tyler Thomas who won the POWRi feature.

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KYLE LARSON RACING BLASTS INTO WORLD FINALS WITH A PAIR OF CARS DOUBLE DUTY IN CHARLOTTE:

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season will come to a close this weekend at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. The Kyle Larson Racing team will take Shane Stewart in the Chevrolet Accessories No. 2 and Carson Macedo in the Tarlton and Son Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions No. 22 to the World of Outlaws World Finals.

STEWART AT CHARLOTTE: The Bixby, Okla., native has 12 previous starts at the semi-banked, 4/10-mile oval with Kyle Larson Racing. The team has tallied two quick-times, three runner-up finishes and seven top-10 scores. Earlier this season, Stewart qualified 11th and charged from fourth to second in his heat race, transferring him into the Dash where he finished second. Stewart started on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap feature and got the early jump. Later in lapped traffic Stewart lost the lead to the eventual race winner, but still finished in the runner-up spot.

MACEDO AT WORLD FINALS: The 22-year-old has two previous starts at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during World Finals, both coming in Joe Gaerte's No. 3G. Macedo's best finish came in the 2016 season finale on Saturday night. The Lemoore, Calif., native qualified 12th in the opening Flight of time trials and finished sixth in his heat race. He then ran fifth in the Last Chance Showdown, missing the final transfer to the feature event by one position.

RACE INFORMATION: For more information on the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, please visit www.worldofoutlawsworldfinals.com and to purchase tickets, please click here. If you are unable to make it to the event, all three nights will be streamed live on DIRTVision.

KLR OWNER: KLR is owned by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver Kyle Larson. The Elk Grove, Calif., native will compete in the AAA Texas 500 this Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

KLR TEAM: The Kyle Larson Racing team is led by general manager Paul Silva of Sacramento, Calif., with Heath Moyle of Middleburg, Penn., and Jakob Weaver of Coldwater, Mich.

KLR PARTNERS: Kyle Larson Racing would like to thank our partners Chevy Accessories, BRANDT, ENEOS, DC Solar Solutions, GoPro Motorplex, Coca-Cola, Howard Johnson Lima and Scott for being a part of our team.

CONNECT WITH KLR: For more information about Kyle Larson Racing, including apparel, please visit dirt.kylelarsonracing.com, follow @KLRteam on twitter, @klr_team on Instagram and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KLRteam.

 

 

Ian Madsen To Conclude Rookie Season on World of Outlaws Tour at World Finals Following 11th Place Run at Tuscarora 50

PETERSEN MEDIA- Setting out for his first full go at the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule back in February, Ian Madsen and his KCP Racing team are set to drop the curtain on their rookie campaign as all dirt roads lead to this weekend’s World Finals event in Charlotte, NC.

“It has been a grueling season with a lot of ups and downs,” Ian Madsen said. “It was kind of expected with us seeing some of these places for the first time. As a team we learned a ton, and as a driver I learned a lot about a good travel plan and times to stay away, as well as good times to jump in and lend a hand.”

Fighting Mother Nature during the penultimate event of the year at Port Royal Speedway over the weekend, the weather played nice and allowed Madsen and Company to get dirt at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday for the 51st Annual Tuscarora 50.

“We had really good speed all day Sunday, we just did not have the greatest luck,” Madsen noted.

Timing the Logan Contractors Supply, Inc./Aspen Aire/Royal Flooring backed NO. 18 entry in fourth fastest in qualifying flight ‘B’, the St. Marys, NSW native would line up third in his heat race.

With the Tuscarora 50 format used for this event, Madsen’s fourth place finish would not be enough to transfer him directly into the 50-lap feature event and it would force him into the ‘B’ where he would capitalize from his front row starting position and pick up the win.

Moving into the ‘A’, Madsen would find himself deep in the field as he took the green flag from the 21st starting position.

When the race came to life, Madsen showcased a very strong KCP Racing entry as he worked his way forward almost at will on the ½ mile speed plant. Working into the Top-15, issues on the 17th lap saw Madsen slow with a flat tire, which would force him to the work area.

Able to make repairs, Madsen would rejoin the field as restarted back in the 19th position. Still with a strong mount underneath him and a ton of laps left in the race, Madsen would continue claw his way forward.

Getting by a mix of World of Outalws standout as well as some stout PA Posse regulars, Madsen would just narrowly miss out on a Top-10 as he crossed the finish line with an 11th place finish.

“My guys gave me a great car all day long, we just kind of were in a bad position in our heat with the format, and then had some bad luck that set us back in the feature,” Madsen added. “A good result, and now we look forward to the World Finals where we had a couple of strong runs back in 2017.”

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

2018 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-76, Wins-0, Top-5’s- 9, Top 10’s-33

ON TAP: Ian Madsen and KCP Racing will be in action for one final weekend of action this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in Charlotte, NC.

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

 

 

Sides Rebounds for Top 10 During Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 30, 2018) - Jason Sides posted his best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result at Port Royal Speedway in 15 years last Sunday during the Tuscarora 50.

"That was a night where you wanted to draw big because of how wet the track was," he said. "We were in luck because we got the No. 67. It was split qualifying. We timed in 10th in our group and it turned out after qualifying like that because of the inversion of four in each heat we were on the pole."

Sides finished in the runner-up position in a heat race to lock into the 10 th starting position for the main event.

"We didn't get a very good start in the heat race," he said. "I thought it was decent, but Danny Dietrich was beside me. I tried to stay with him into turn one. It was like our stuff was too cold waiting even with the heater on it. It had that cold transmission feel where it lugged down through there. After the first lap or two it started feeling really good.

"We had a game plan for the main event, but it got thrown out the window when our car pushed like a dump truck going into the first turns. That's the second week in a row it did that. I'm not sure what causes it. It does it with a full load of fuel and with no air on your wings. Nobody else has that problem so I'm not sure what's causing it for me. I fell to the back and watched all the crashes and saw a couple of motors blow up. We kept ourselves on the lead lap until the mid-race red flag. We didn't put as much fuel in it during the break and it seemed like we were pretty good. We worked our way back through there."

Although Sides started 10th, he dropped to the back of the field on the opening lap. He then maneuvered through the field before securing the 10th position in the closing laps. It marked his best finish at Port Royal Speedway since 2003 when he ended seventh.

Sides will wrap up the season this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"At the end of the season we've finally got a handle on some things," he said. "I hate that it's over, but at the same time I'm glad. We can start rebuilding and going for next year."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 10; Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 10 (10).

SIDES MOTORSPORTS SEASON STATS -

82 races, 0 wins, 7 top fives, 16 top 10s, 38 top 15s, 63 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SidesMotorsports.com

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc. Wetherington Tractor Service is a state certified contractor specializing in site development, utilities, demolition and trucking. For more information, visit http://www.WTSinc.us.

"Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., has been with me for about 14 years," Sides said. "If I need something I can count on Kimball and his team. Regardless of what happens they've stuck by me and that gives me a lot of confidence."

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

 

 

Bergman Earns Podium Finish to Wrap Up Career-Best Season on ASCS National Tour

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (Oct. 30, 2018) - Seth Bergman capped his career-best season on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com by scoring a podium finish last Saturday during the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway.

Bergman recorded a podium finish to give him 16 top fives this season with the series - tied for his most ever in a single season - en route to his career-best runner-up result in the championship standings.

Following Friday's rainout, the event concluded on Saturday with Bergman maneuvering from sixth to third place in a heat race. He then finished where he started - second - in a qualifier to rank sixth in overall points. That lined him up on the outside of the third row for the main event.

"There were like 60 cars there so I felt pretty good about it," he said. "I got to third and about halfway through I was racing for the lead and had a chance to win. Then we had a caution. The way the race played out I didn't have another chance to win."

Bergman's third-place result marked his eighth podium of the season with the ASCS National Tour.

"We've had a good level of speed all year and going into the final night we ended with a good result," he said. "We were faced with a lot of pressure at times this year and we were in a good pressure situation this weekend with Wayne (Johnson) being so close (for second in the standings). I was glad how we did under pressure.

"It's definitely puts us on a higher platform to build off. Every year I learn. We take what we like and push forward into the next year. As I get older and the team is around longer there's more distinct things I see that needs to be fixed. I don't have a huge budget so over the last few years we've fixed things here and there and we do our best. I feel like next year we'll be as good as we've ever been and we'll have a shot at the title."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. - Heat race: 3 (6); Qualifier: 2 (2); Feature: 3 (6).

SEASON STATS -

63 races, 10 wins, 32 top fives, 44 top 10s, 51 top 15s, 56 top 20s

UP NEXT -

TBD

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SethBergmanRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BergmanRacing

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

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets. For more information, visit http://www.LucasOil.com.

"We're proud to have such a valued company in Lucas Oil Products, Inc., join our team this season," Bergman said. "They make top-of-the-line products that all the race teams use and their brand is known as quality so it's exciting to have the support of such an esteemed company."

Bergman would also like to thank Oilfield Equipment & Manufacturing, Corridor Electric, Young Tool Company, Triple X Race Components, Scott Baylor Racing Engines and FK Midwest for their continued support.

 

 

Starks Nearly Overcomes Pair of Problems During Tuscarora 50

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 30, 2018) - Trey Starks came up only one spot shy of making the Tuscarora 50 main event last Sunday at Port Royal Speedway, where rain wiped out the preliminary night on Friday before postponing Saturday's finale a day.

The Gobrecht Motorsports driver kicked off the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event by qualifying 17th quickest in his group. He then advanced from sixth into the third-and-final lock-in position to the main event before a late-race incident in his heat race.

"We had some really bad luck," Starks said. "We had some things break that don't normally break. We had a little fortune at first in our heat to gain us positions. We were able to work our way from sixth to third, but we had an ignition problem coming to the white flag."

Starks dramatically slowed in turn four coming to the white flag. He was credited with a fifth-place finish in the heat following the problem. That relegated him to the 10th starting position in the Last Chance Showdown.

"On the second lap we ended up losing brakes," he said. "That hurt us pretty bad. We worked our way to fifth and had a really fast race car. We needed it to be a 15-lap B Main because we were really fast and headed to the front. We just needed more time."

Starks maneuvered to a fifth-place finish, which was one position out of transferring into the A Main.

"I was happy to have a fast car despite all of our bad luck," he said. "It's a shame we ended up one spot short."

Starks is heading south to race this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "We're usually fast there. We set quick time during qualifying last year and led feature laps in 2015. I think if we do what we normally do we'll be all right."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 5 (10).

SEASON STATS -

72 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 23 top 10s, 33 top 15s, 48 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Starks55Trey

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

APPAREL -

Starks has t-shirts and hoodies for sale at http://www.TreyStarksRacing.com .

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Champion Brands

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

"Champion Brands is a great company that is synonymous with racing," Starks said. "We use Champion oil and other Champion products and we are proud to be supported by such an esteemed company."

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Focused on 'Wicked' Performance During World of Outlaws Season Finale

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 30, 2018) - Kraig Kinser has his eyes on finishing the 2018 season on a high note this weekend during the World of Outlaws World Finals.

Kinser enters the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season finale, which runs Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., ranked 10th in the championship standings. If he can maintain that position it will be the ninth different season that he's garnered a top 10 in the standings with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt.'

"I've had some success there and I'm looking to end the year on a strong note," he said. "Charlotte can be good for us. It's all about getting qualifying. Thursday sets the tone for the whole weekend. As wide as it gets and as slick as it can get, even if you qualify bad if you can just get in the feature you've got a chance to make some moves."

Kinser will be donning the Wicked Cushion logo this weekend as well.

"I want to thank everyone at Wicked Cushion for coming on board," he said. "We're looking forward to a fun and successful weekend."

Kinser raced last Sunday at Port Royal Speedway during the Tuscarora 50, which was plagued by rain all weekend until the finale was run on Sunday afternoon.

"It's a tough place, especially as fast as it was all night," he said. "I wish it had got slicker. Passing was tough until the feature. You do the best you can. Starting dead last in a stacked B Main on a fast track, it's an uphill battle. You take what you can from nights like that."

Kinser timed in 20th quickest during qualifying and a seventh-place run in a heat race relegated him to the C Main. He finished second to transfer into the back of the Last Chance Showdown. Kinser capped the night by charging from 20th to 12th in the consolation race.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 7 (7); C Main: 2 (1); B Main: 12 (20).

SEASON STATS -

72 races, 0 wins, 5 top fives, 13 top 10s, 42 top 15s, 55 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.SteveKinserRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KraigKinser

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

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Wicked Cushion

Wicked Cushion is a lifestyle and consumer products company that currently sells apparel and safety equipment for the short track racing community. For more information, visit https://www.wicked-cushion.com/ .

"We want to welcome Wicked Cushion to our team for the World Finals this weekend," Kinser said. "They are building a recognizable brand and our hope is to put together a couple of great nights of racing and help with that process."

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

 

 

Old School Racing's Tankersley Reaches New Heights in 2018

Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Oct. 30, 2018) - Channin Tankersley produced arguably his greatest sprint car season in 2018 when he captured his third career ASCS Gulf South Region championship and scored a career-best six victories.

"It was nice because it was pretty laid back and we did our thing and had some great results," he said. "The consistency was really good."

The Old School Racing driver dominated the ASCS Gulf South Region schedule, winning a half dozen races and finishing with nine podiums, including eight in a row, and 10 top fives in 11 races. Tankersley's six triumphs is the most of any driver in an ASCS Gulf South Region season since 2010 according to the ASCS website.

"Our best year we had was five wins and we beat that," he said. "That was our goal was to go in and try hitting that number or beating it. Fortunately we had a solid piece and it worked out."

The final win of the year stands out the most for Tankersley, who led the last 40 laps of a 41-lapper on Oct. 13 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas.

"That 41-lapper was pretty cool," he said. "That was one of the longer races I've done. I pretty much led from start to finish. There were some really good guys racing that night so it was cool."

That win clinched the title for Tankersley, who has won three of the last five ASCS Gulf South Region championships. He became only the second driver to capture at least three titles.

Tankersley also posted his career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result during his season opener, which was his first race with the 410ci winged sprint car series since 2009.

SEASON STATS -

18 races, 6 wins, 11 top fives, 12 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TankRacing

APPAREL -

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Blackfoot Electric

Blackfoot Electric is an electrician business based in Channelview, Texas.

"Charlie, who owns Blackfoot Electric, is like a MacGyver," Tankersley said. "He does just about everything for commercial and residential electrical work."

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

 

 

Dominic Scelzi Contends for Top 10 During Debut in Central Pennsylvania

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 30, 2018) - Dominic Scelzi enjoyed his Central Pennsylvania debut last Sunday during the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

Scelzi, who was piloting a Bernie Stuebgen owned sprint car for the first time during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event, qualified fifth quickest in his group. That put him in a great position in the 51-car field.

"We were good in hot laps and we timed in strong," he said. "We had a good heat race, going third to second. I feel like I was better than Shane (Stewart), who won, too. That was great. The track was super fast because of the recent rain so it was great that we were fast right out of the trailer."

Scelzi's run from third to second place in a heat race locked him into the eighth starting position for the 50-lap A Main.

"I made a couple of mistakes getting comfortable," he said. "I had a top-10 car. I was continually getting more comfortable. I was running in 10 th and we had a fuel pick up issue. It acted like it ran out of fuel when we had six gallons left. It was sputtering."

Scelzi pulled into the pits early and he was credited with a 19 th-place result.

"I'm happy we were able to go to one of the toughest races of the world in the toughest region in the country and compete for a top 10," he said. "To race how we did, I'm beyond happy."

Scelzi will drive for Stuebgen this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. It will mark his first time back at the track since making his debut there in 2015.

"I think the biggest focus is qualifying," Scelzi said. "We'll throw out our previous experience there because it rained all week and the track was rough in qualifying. It was a day race basically. I'm taking it as it is this weekend and I'm excited to see what we can do.

"I want to thank Bernie and Betsy again for the great opportunity to race at Port Royal Speedway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte."

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 19 (8).

SEASON STATS -

66 races, 6 wins, 21 top fives, 34 top 10s, 39 top 15s, 44 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.GaryScelziMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicScelzi41

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

VIDEO -

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

 

 

Lawrence Charges to Top-10 Finish at Heart O' Texas Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2018) - Zane Lawrence jumped back in the seat of Bob Odom's 305ci sprint car last weekend at Heart O' Texas Speedway following a hiatus.

"We didn't get to race on Friday because the track was too rough so they moved everything over to Saturday," he said. "In hot laps, the track was still pretty rough and kicking up dust so it made for an interesting night of racing."

More than 35 RaceSaver sprint cars made the trip to the quarter-mile dirt oval for the 21st annual Fall Classic event. Lawrence's pill draw lined him up on the inside of the fourth row for his heat race. He made his way through the field to third before contact with another competitor knocked him out of the racing groove and back to seventh. Lawrence rebounded to finish fifth, but he was still relegated to the B Main.

"We were rolling pretty good in the heat race," he said. "We were in a transfer spot before we made contact with another car, which set us back pretty far. We ended up fifth and had to go to the B Main to race our way in."

Lawrence finished where he started in the B Main - fourth - to earn a transfer into the main event. He lined up on the inside of the 10 th row and maneuvered his way through the field to pick up a top-10 finish by ending seventh.

"The track was still pretty rough and dry for the feature," he said. "We picked up some spots by just staying on the bottom of the track because everybody was trying to run the top and getting caught by the ruts. Once the groove moved up the race track, I had to pass people by just sliding them and we picked off a few more positions that way to finish seventh."

Lawrence earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars in the main event.

His next race on the schedule will be Nov. 24 at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Heart O' Texas Speedway in Waco, Texas - Heat race: 5 (7); B Main: 4 (4); Feature: 7 (19).

SEASON STATS -

9 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Nov. 24 at Kennedale Speedway Park in Kennedale, Texas

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.ZaneLawrenceRacing.com

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

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - WR Roofing

WR Roofing has been serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 1989. For more information, visit http://www.WRRoofing.com.

"WR Roofing does new roof construction, roof repair and replacement, commercial roofing and more throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth communities," Lawrence said. "They've been a great sponsor of ours for several years and we're very grateful for their support."

Lawrence would also like to thank Lawrence Towing, B&B Automotive, Pediatric Eye Specialist, Astro Titanium and Mark Burch Motorsports for their continued support.

 

 

Kerry Madsen Wrapping Up Season This Weekend at World Finals

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 30, 2018) - Big Game Motorsports driver Kerry Madsen will wrap up the 2018 season this weekend during the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

CJB Motorsports will field a second entry during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event this Thursday through Saturday in Concord, N.C., where Madsen will make his second start in the Muddy sponsored No. 5m.

"It's a bittersweet type thing," he said. "You look forward to it because it's a big event and fun to go to, but at the same time it's the last race of the season."

Madsen made his debut with CJB Motorsports last weekend during the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway, where rain washed out the preliminary night and shifted the finale to Sunday. Madsen qualified 17th quickest in his group before he maneuvered from sixth to fourth place in a heat race, which was only one position shy of locking into the main event.

"We did well in the heat to get to fourth, but we weren't good enough in the LCS to make it," he said. "It was one of those nights that didn't go well. We didn't qualify as good as we needed to. It was a disappointing finish, but hopefully we can make up some ground and get it better for this weekend."

Madsen placed a career-best fourth during both nights of the World Finals last year. He has nine career top 10s during World of Outlaws starts at the oval.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 4 (6); B Main: 6 (3).

SEASON STATS -

57 races, 8 wins, 25 top fives, 39 top 10s, 44 top 15s, 49 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BigGameTreestands.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGameMotorspt

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

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

BIG GAME TREESTANDS -

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

For more information on Big Game Treestands®, visit http://www.BigGameTreestands.com .

 

 

Championship night for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour rolls into Stockton Friday

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA – October 30, 2018…What started in late-February officially concludes this Friday November 2nd when the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour invades the Stockton Dirt Track for championship night.

Friday’s event helps open Tribute to Gary Patterson weekend at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds and marks the third appearance of the season at the track for the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour. Also competing on Friday will be non-sanctioned Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Dwarf Cars.

The following night will then see the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, along with the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series in action during the 35th running of the Tribute to Gary Patterson. Camping for the weekend is available on the grounds at a cost of $33 per night with a two-night minimum.

Going into the final night of the season San Jose’s Shawn Jones holds a 63-point lead, as he searches to bring home his first career C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour title. Jones is also one of the top Dwarf Car drivers in the state of California, showing the versatility that he possesses. He captured his first Pit Stop USA/ Transport Products Unlimited tour victory earlier this year at Silver Dollar Speedway and has been a consistent front runner all season long.

Sacramento racer Troy Degaton has also put together a fine campaign and heads into the Stockton Dirt Track ranking second in the standings. Ryon Siverling, Nick Larson and Cody Spencer complete the top-five in points. Rounding out the top-10 are Kaimi Costa, Angelique Bell, Scott Hall, Robert Floyd and Terry Schank Jr.

Last time out with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour it was Palo Cedro’s Casey McClain who claimed a thrilling victory on opening night of the Gold Cup in Chico. Additional drivers expected this Friday will include Paul Vandenberg, Adam Christian, Sparky Howard, Bob Davis, Brian Sperry, Bob Newberry, Adam Teves and more.

A full program of Quick Time Mortgage qualifying; King Racing Products, SpeedMart and Benic Ent. heat races; the Santamauro Racing Products dash and the Pit Stop USA/ Transport Products Unlimited A-main will be on tap. All seating on Friday November 2nd is general admission. Adult tickets are $15, kids 6-12 will be $5, while those five and under are free.

The front gate and ticket booth opens at 4pm on Friday, with racing at 6pm. Tickets can be pre-purchased at https://noceti-group.ticketleap.com/november-2---hunt-magneto-wingless-sprint-car-series-norcal-dwa/dates/Nov-02-2018_at_0400PM

Pit Stop USA/ Transport Products Unlimited A-main winners this season: Kalib Henry (Marysville Raceway February 24), Shawn Jones (Silver Dollar Speedway March 10), Michael Faccinto (Petaluma Speedway March 31), DJ Johnson (Placerville Speedway April 28), Michael Faccinto (Stockton Dirt Track May 26), Bradley Terrell (Petaluma Speedway June 16), Matt Stewart (Stockton Dirt Track July 7), Jake Morgan (Placerville Speedway July 21), Bradley Terrell (Petaluma Speedway August 25), Casey McClain (Silver Dollar Speedway September 5).

C&H Veteran Ent. presents the Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour is proudly brought to you by C&H Veteran Ent., Hunt Magnetos, Pit Stop USA, Transport Products Unlimited, Quick Time Mortgage, King Racing Products, SpeedMart, Benic Enterprises, Santamauro Racing Products, Davis Motorsports of Reno, Air One Hvac Systems and TW Racefotos.

Information on the tour can be found by visiting http://www.petaluma-speedway.com/ and clicking on the Hunt Series tab. You can also like the tour on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joehuntwingless/?pnref=lhc

The Hunt Series debuted in 2010 under the leadership of Roger Gleason with Joe Hunt Magnetos. This season marks the ninth campaign for the traveling Wingless Spec Sprint tour and the second under the Glad Enterprises banner with manager Rick Faeth. If you’re interested in joining the 11-race tour as a marketing partner, please contact Scott Hall at scotthallracing@gmail.com

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 sixth season in a row that we’ve paid honor to Patterson in Stockton.

The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California at 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. More info can be found at http://www.stocktondirttrack.com/

 

 

Donny Schatz Set To Appear at Stewart-Haas Racing

Donny Schatz, Charlotte Motor Speedway Mascot To Appear During World Finals Weekend

Brownsburg, Ind. (Oct. 30, 2018) – Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz will appear at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in Kannapolis, NC on Friday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT.

Friday’s appearance is in conjunction with the World of Outlaws (WoO) World Finals weekend at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway this Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 1 – 3). Schatz will sign autographs, take photos with customers and will be joined at the dealership by Charlotte Motor Speedway mascot, Lug Nut. Fans will also have an opportunity to take an up-close look at the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Sage Fruit/Curb/Ford Performance/J&J Auto Racing entry driven by Schatz.

By virtue of signing in for this weekend’s World Finals event, Schatz will claim his 10th career WoO Sprint Car Series championship. Having posted 21 WoO victories thus far in 2018, Schatz holds an unsurmountable 278-point lead in the series standings. The North Dakota native has won 11 times at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway in his career.

Fans who presented an autographed Schatz hero card in the SHR gift shop during Friday’s event will receive a 15% discount off their purchase. (In-store purchases only).

Stewart-Haas Racing is located at 6001 Haas Way in Kannapolis, NC, 28081. For more information regarding SHR, please visit www.stewarthaasracing.com.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live on www.dirtvision.com during each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of 2018.

 

 

CARSON MACEDO TO JOIN KYLE LARSON RACING FOR 2019 SEASON; WILL PILOT SECOND TEAM CAR AT WORLD FINALS

MOORESVILLE, N.C. - For the first time since the team's inception in 2014, there will be a new driver behind the wheel of the Kyle Larson Racing No. 2 sprint car. Twenty-two-year-old Carson Macedo will join KLR for the 2019 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season and vie for Rookie of the Year honors.

"I am really excited to have Carson join our team next season," said NASCAR Monster Energy Cup driver and KLR team owner Kyle Larson. "I had always said that if I ever became a car owner, I wanted to provide opportunities for young up and coming drivers like the ones that were given to me as I was coming up through the ranks. I have raced with Carson since 2012, so I have been able to see his growth as a person and a competitor over the years. I think - especially in this past year - that Carson has proven he is ready to compete week in and week out with the World of Outlaws."

In addition to Macedo, Joe Gaerte will come aboard as the crew chief of the KLR No. 2, with the support of Heath Moyle and Jakob Weaver. Gaerte and Macedo have been competing together part-time in Gaerte's famed 3G sprint car over the past two years and have won 16 races together.

"With both Kyle and I growing up in California, I had the opportunity to watch him move up through the ranks," said Macedo. "I have admired his career and passion to give back to the sport. To say that I'm excited about driving for KLR next year would be an understatement. This is a dream come true opportunity for me and I'm just thrilled that Kyle is willing to give a young guy a shot. We have some really good people and sponsors involved with this team and I look forward to continuing my relationship with Joe, as well as to start working with Heath and Jakob. I hope to make Kyle and the entire team proud competing on the World of Outlaws tour next season."

The Lemoore, Calif., native is a fourth-generation driver and started racing at the age of five. He earned his career-first winged sprint car win in 2012 at the age of 15. Two years later in addition to scoring his career-first 410-winged sprint car victory, Macedo won his first World of Outlaws feature event during the opening night of the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif.

In 2015, Macedo competed full-time with the King of the West Series for Tarlton Racing and after 21 events, the duo came out on top of the championship point standings. The following year was Macedo's first national season as he competed for Keith Kunz Motorsports with the backing of Tarlton Racing for a 50-race midget schedule. He was named the USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year and crowned the USAC Indiana Midget Champion.

Last year, Macedo and Gaerte joined forces for the first time and scored over 10 wins primarily in the Midwest. Together they earned Macedo's career-first All Star Circuit of Champions victory that came at Lincoln (Ill.) Fairgrounds. He also won the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Oshweken Speedway in Canada. This year, Macedo and Gaerte set out to compete full-time with the All Stars and won five races en route to finishing in the runner-up position in the championship point standings.

"I am looking forward to kicking things off with KLR at World Finals," said Macedo. "It is such a tough event with so many competitors from all over as everyone's seasons are winding down. In the past, I haven't run as well as I have hoped, but this year with this group, I don't doubt that we can have a great run."

Macedo's first race with Kyle Larson Racing will be at the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Thursday, November 1 to Saturday, November 3. He will pilot the Tarlton and Son Inc./Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions/Chevrolet Accessories No. 22.

 

 

Great Fields for Premier Speedway Opener as T-Mac Nominates for Classic

A stout field of more than 50 cars is set to invade Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool this coming Saturday night for the opening round of the Parr Motorsports Sprintcar Track Championship.

Opening night which also doubles as Round 3 of the Eureka Sprintcar Series has attracted many of the Nations best with two-time Australian Champion James McFadden, fresh off a win in Sydney last Saturday night, joining fellow Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champions Jamie Veal and Corey McCullagh in the field.

Another former Aussie Champion, David Murcott also returns to Warrnambool for car owner Matt Eastham while Grant Anderson will also be another to keep an eye on come Saturday night.

Joining Veal as Eureka Series Champions in the line-up on Saturday include Darren Mollenoyux, John Vogels, Mike Van Bremen, Matthew Reed and Brett Milburn while defending Series Champion Rusty Hickman is also entered.

A Posse of tough South Aussies will also trek across the Border on Saturday with Glen Sutherland, Brad Keller, Brock Hallett, Adrian Cottrell, Lisa Walker, Ryan Jones and Luke Dillon all adding plenty to the show!

With a host of up and coming young guns also putting their hand up this weekend, strong performances against a star-studded line-up will be on the agenda for the likes of Brayden Parr, Jordyn Charge, Terry Rankin, Carly Walsh and Jacob Dickson.

With the likes of 5 Time Knoxville 360 Nationals winner Terry McCarl set to return for the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic come January a number of teams will be looking to log some vital data as a part of this weekend’s program which will consist of time-trials, 2 rounds of heats and a C, B and A-Main.

McCarl’s return will again see him re-unite with Victorian based car-owner Ken Hutchins, with the pair having teamed together last January to record a 12th place finish in the Classic A-Main.

Hutchins will again prepare an immaculate USA24 Entry with support from Laiken Transport and Markscon.

It is anticipated that McCarl may again be joined at the Classic by son Austin who claimed a maiden Knoxville Raceway Track Championship in 2018, relegating Terry to second place in the process.

With $5,000.00 to the winner on Saturday night and vital points up for grabs in the $10,000 to win Parr Motorsports Track Premiership, this weekend promises to be a great start to the new season with thanks to Ace Radio 3YB FM and Coast FM.

Joining the Sprintcars as a part of the action on Saturday night will be the Junior Sedans with a strong field set to also contest one of their Blue-Ribbon events for the season – the Yeoman Williams Memorial.

Tickets and more information relating to this Saturday’s event can be found at www.premierspeedway.com.au with public gates set to open at 4.00pm on Saturday with cars on-track from 5.00pm.

Nominations:

Sprintcars:

V2 Domain Ramsay
V3 Jacob Dickson
S4 Lisa Walker
VA4 Carly Walsh
T7 Tim Hutchins
V7 Paul Solomon
V8 Bobby Daly
NT9 Danny Porter
VA9 Jason Domaschenz
V12 Kristy Ellis
VA12 Mark Carlin
S13 Brock Hallett
V17 Dennis Jones
S29 Brad Keller
V19 Sam Wren
S20 Glen Sutherland
V25 James McFadden
VA25 Jack Lee
S27 Daniel Pestka
V28 Andrew Hughes
VA29 Terry Rankin



V32


Stephen Spark
V34 Brenton Farrer
V35 Jamie Veal
N36 Eddie Lumbar
V37 Grant Anderson
V38 Jarrod Woolstencroft
V40 Rusty Hickman
S41 Adrian Cottrell
V42 Jye O'Keeffe
V44 Tim Van Ginneken
V45 Mike Van Bremen
V52 Darren Mollenoyux
V60 Jordyn Charge
S63 Ryan Jones
V64 David Aldersley
V67 Luke Walker
V68 Brett Milburn
V70 John Vogels
VA71 Corey McCullagh
V72 Jacob Smith
V73 Charles Hunter
VA75 David Donegan
V77 Brayden Parr
V78 Chris Campbell
S81 Luke Dillon
V81 Robbie Paton
VA81 Rhys Baxter
V88 David Murcott
VA88 Grant Stansfield
V89 Jamie Heyen
V92 Matthew Reed
V98 Peter Doukas

 

 

ROA FINISHES 4TH AT PERRIS - LEADS POINTS BY 20 GOING INTO ARIZONA!

(Cypress, CA, October 26) Brody Roa racked up another top-five finish when he came home fourth in the USAC/CRA Sprint Car main event last Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway. Heading into the November 2nd and 3rd 51st Annual Western World Championships at the Arizona Speedway, Roa leads the 2018 standings by 20 points with five races to go.

Fans and teams were greeted by unseasonably warm temperatures when they arrived at the Riverside County half-mile clay oval on Saturday. All told, 24 USAC/CRA teams were in the pits for the 19th race of the 2018 campaign. When qualifying concluded, Roa was fifth fast with a lap of 16.765.

Roa started fifth and finished second in his 10-lap heat race in the eye-catching, freshly painted bright green #91R. That earned him the outside front row starting position for the 30-lap main.

The Garden Grove, California racer led the first seven circuits of the main, but he eventually slipped all the way back to the fifth-place spot just before the halfway point. However, on the 16th-lap, he started to move forward and was back to fourth. He regained the third-place position on the 23rd circuit and seemed destined to finish there. But, a slight bobble on the final corner saw him slip back to fourth.

The fourth-place finish reflects the amazing consistency that Roa has put up during the 2018 season. It was his 17th top-five finish in the 19 USAC/CRA aces to date.

This past week there was no racing on the schedule and Roa and his wife Tailor celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary. Things will change in the next two weeks on the racing end as there will be no less than five dates to decide the USAC/CRA championship. The 51st Western World Championships at Arizona Speedway will match the best in USAC/CRA and the USAC National Sprint Car Series’ over two days on November 2nd and 3rd. The following week, both groups will clash again at the 23rd Annual Oval Nationals at Perris. It was at the Ovals last year that Roa captured the biggest win of his career when he stomped the competition to score a convincing win in the Friday preliminary.

Brody Roa t-shirts and caps will be available in the pits at Arizona and Perris. They are also available from the team’s website at the following link http://www.brodyroa.com/. The cost is $20.00 plus shipping. You can see the shirt design below.

 

 

NO RACING AT PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT – OVAL NATIONALS NEXT WEEK!

(Perris, CA, October 28, 2018) There is no racing at Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, November 3rd. The famous Riverside County half-mile clay oval will close the 2018 season with the running of the 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction on November 8th, 9th and 10th. The biggest traditional (non-wing) sprint car race in the nation, will match the stars and cars from the Amsoil USAC/CRA and National Series.’ In addition to the three nights of racing, the track will offer free admission to fans in the grandstands at the Oval Nationals practice session on Wednesday, November 7th. The practice session will begin at 5:00 P.M. and there will be $2.00 pizza, soda and beer for the fans.

Advance tickets for the Oval Nationals are available 24 hours a day online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not want to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.

Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2018 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Ayers Hotel & Spa, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Champion Towing, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Scott Sales, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Original Tommy’s Burgers, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

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

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

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

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

2018 Perris Auto Speedway

November 7th Oval Nationals Practice

November 8th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 9th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

November 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals “Presented by All Coast Construction" USAC National and USAC/CRA Sprint Cars

NOTE; THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

TOP-5 AT TUSCARORA 50: Gravel and CJB Motorsports Strong in Pennsylvania World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am wraps up the 2018 season

CARLISLE, PA. - October 29, 2018 - After rain canceled one night of racing and delayed another, Mother Nature finally allowed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to run the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway. David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team took to the fast-half-mile with $51,000 on the line. The GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete #5 car timed in 13th, finished 3rd in his heat race and started the feature event in 17th.

"We missed the invert by one spot in time trials," Gravel said. "Instead of being on the pole for the heat race, we hard to towards the back. The track was really fast in the heats and luckily, we made up a few spots. A few guys fell out. Later on, during the feature, we were really good early on. The track was still really fast, and we just made our way up through the field as the race wore on."

Fresh off the top-5, the team will wrap up their season at the World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in North Carolina. The event, which begins with a qualifying on Thursday, November 1st before two full features take place on Friday and Saturday nights. Gravel and the team have experienced success at the track, including a victory in the Saturday night event in 2017

"The atmosphere is awesome," Gravel said of the event. "All the weight feels like it is gone from your shoulders. You get to go to the banquet the next day and have fun with all of the people from the sprint car community. Fans come in from all over the country for it. It's a great facility, great racing and you really couldn't ask for a better way to end the season. This is my last race in the #5 car. I want to go out with a win."

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2018 STATS:

Events: 73

Quick Times: 3

Wins: 5

Top-5's: 34

Top-10's: 57

Heat Race Wins: 22

Dash Wins: 5

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

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

DRIVER GEAR:

Click here for David Gravel's apparel.

ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy,Weikert's Live stock J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

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

 

 

STEWART SCORES TOP-10 FINISH AT RAIN POSTPONED TUSCARORA 50

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 29, 2018) - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competed at Port Royal (Penn.) Speedway this past Sunday afternoon after two nights had fell victim to rain. Kyle Larson Racing and Shane Stewart ended up tallying a top-10 finish in the prestigious 50-lap Tuscarora 50.

After being rained out for Friday night's Nittany Showdown and postponing Saturday night's Tuscarora 50, Stewart qualified 11th in Flight B of time trials Sunday afternoon. He went on to win Heat 5 to start fourth in the 50-lap feature event. Stewart ran within the top-five until just after the halfway point of the race and slipped back in the closing laps to finish eighth.

"I definitely would have liked to score a better finish last night," said Stewart. "But a top-10 isn't bad. We had a fast car but had some trouble turning once I got behind another competitor. I can't thank Heath [Moyle] and Jakob [Weaver] for all of their hard work. We've got one big weekend left this season and I hope to have a good run for everyone at KLR."

The Kyle Larson Racing team will be back in action this week starting Thursday, November 1 for the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. QUICK NOTES: TRACK: Port Royal Speedway DATE: October 28, 2018 QUALIFYING FLIGHT B: 11th HEAT RACE: 1st DASH STARTING POSITION: N/A DASH FINISH: N/A FEATURE STARTING POSITION: 4th FEATURE FINISH: 8th

SEASON STATISTICS: STARTS: 74 WINS: 1 TOP-FIVES: 19 TOP-10s: 48

 

 

Brian Brown Sets Port Royal Track Record Before Posting Top 10 During Tuscarora 50 Feature

Inside Line Promotions - PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 29, 2018) - Brian Brown set a new track record for the second time in the last five races before he scored a top-10 finish on Sunday during the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

"Hats off to Port Royal and the World of Outlaws for even giving it a shot and running on Sunday," he said. "Most tracks would have cancelled on Thursday with the conditions they were dealt. We were glad they were able to have the race. It turned out to be an awesome day.

"We were quickest hot lapping. Going out as late as we did in qualifying, to get the track record was awesome. Our engines with Charlie Garrett and our cars with Maxim and our wings with Vortex and our shocks with FK and our Weld Wheels that get you around the track, the driver is just steering it on a fast track like that. They call it horsepower for a reason and we have the best engine builder in the country. The conditions were perfect. That (record) could stand a while."

However, Brown's quick time during qualifying lined him up fourth in a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heat race.

"We've been on the other side of the coin where we didn't try to get quick time and it bit us in the butt like at the Kings Royal this year," he said. "Our goal was to set quick time and that's what we did. It does make it a tougher format for you because you have to start fourth in the heat. We got to third and got a decent starting spot in the A Main."

Brown advanced a position to finish third in a heat race, which lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the 50-lap main event.

"I had a pretty good car," he said. "I was up to as high as sixth with five laps to go. I got a little ancy and tried to drive harder and lost three spots. I was disappointed with that because I felt like we had a fifth or sixth-place car."

Brown's ninth-place result was his 38th top 10 of the season. He will wrap up the year this Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., during the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

"We're looking to get to Charlotte, where we won our first Outlaws race," he said. "I think we've been in contention to win one of the nights every year we've been there. Hopefully we can get qualified well and have a strong performance. We want to set the tone for a good winter."

Brown has posted a podium during the event in four of the last six years, including a win in 2014, runner-up results in 2012 and 2013, and a third-place outing last season.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 28 - Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 9 (14).

SEASON STATS -

64 races, 8 wins, 28 top fives, 38 top 10s, 48 top 15s, 54 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Thursday through Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., for the World of Outlaws World Finals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianBrown21

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

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"Ditzfeld Transfer was my first ever sponsor," Brown said. "They have a great business and are a great family. It's cool that as we continue to grow and travel more that we have our original partners like Ditzfeld Transfer."

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

 

 

Daniel Completes Successful First Season in a Sprint Car, Looks Ahead to 2019

Inside Line Promotions - CARROLLTON, Mo. (Oct. 29, 2018) - Mason Daniel certainly took a big risk this year, relocating from California to the Midwest to advance his racing career. The move paid dividends for the 18-year-old as he had a very successful first season in a sprint car.

The main objective was to get seat time, laps and experience, and the native of Springville, Calif., exceeded his expectations as he picked up a pair of wins and turned in many strong performances over the course of the 2018 season.

"We made the choice to move to the Midwest because we believed the quality of racing was so good," he said. "We also could race 40-to-60 times, depending on rainouts. We wanted to come out here and the goal was to get up to speed with the guys out here. I think we did a good job of accomplishing that early in the year and we showed good speed throughout the rest of the year."

The highlight of the year for Daniel was earning his first career sprint car win, which came at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on June 16. He followed that up a couple of races later with a victory at yet another historic venue - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. Daniel, who also made the 360 Knoxville Nationals A Main during his first career attempt, finished in the top 10 in nearly half of the races he competed in over the course of the 2018 campaign, with 11 of those being top-five performances.

"It's still surreal to me today that we won at Knoxville (Raceway)," he noted. "I still cannot believe that we did that. Knoxville is a special place to race at and to win at, especially. It's one of my favorite two tracks that I raced at this year. They put on such a good show and to be able to race there and win there is truly amazing."

Daniel based his operation out of Danny Lasoski's shop in Carrollton, Mo., and he soaked up everything the Hall of Famer taught him. Along with mentoring Daniel, Lasoski turned the wrenches, serving as the crew chief for the young driver.

"Danny is vital to everything we do," Daniel said. "He made sure the car was fast and that I knew where to be on the race track. He also helped me know what I should be prepared for racing certain guys. Basically, everything I should know about a track that I had never been to, he taught me."

Daniel raced at 14 different tracks as well as with a handful of different series during the course of the 2018 campaign. Late in the season, he made his first-ever 410ci sprint car start with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the historic Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind. The next weekend he raced with the Outlaws again at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., qualifying for the main event after a solid heat race finish.

"The more different drivers you can race against and series you can race with the better you become as a driver," he explained. "We ran a lot at Knoxville this year, which helped on the bigger tracks. We raced with the ASCS Warrior Region quite a bit, which was mainly small tracks and helped us learn those. We ran some ASCS National Tour race on bigger tracks, which was great. Up north, we raced with the Sprint Invaders in Iowa and they were a great group to race against and we had some success there. The only way you are going to get better is to race as much as possible."

Daniel is already looking ahead to next season, with more 410 races tentatively on the docket. The plan is to start the season in Florida, then head to the West Coast with the World of Outlaws in the spring before focusing on the Midwest again in the summer months leading up to the Knoxville Nationals. Along with putting the hours in at the shop, Daniel is also stepping up his workout regime in the gym this offseason.

"The biggest thing is prepping your cars so you are ready when you get to Florida" he said. "It makes things easier during the season when you are prepared. For example, if you wreck, you don't have to build cars, you can just pull another one down and keep going. From the driver aspect of it, I learned at Lakeside (Speedway with the World of Outlaws) that you have to be in great shape. My job is to get in better shape because it's a lot different driving a 410 than it is a 360. I am looking forward to working hard all winter and being ready when February gets here."

SEASON STATS -

40 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 30 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.masondanielracing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonDRacing

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Young's Commercial Transfer

Young's Commercial Transfer is a family-owned business with deep roots in California's Central Valley. Young's Commercial Transfer is the largest for-hire hauler of tomatoes in the United States. For more information, visit http://yctinc.com.

"Young's Commercial Transfer started my racing career," Daniel said. "Without them I would never have set foot in a car or had the opportunity I have now. I can't thank them enough for all that they do for us. They have supported me since Day 1 and that means the world to me to have that support."

 

 

Bruce Jr. Strong During Double Duty at Final Event of Season

Inside Line Promotions - SAPULPA, Okla. (Oct. 29, 2018) - Tony Bruce Jr. made the most of his decision to do double duty last Saturday during the John Christner Trucking Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway.

Bruce Jr. piloted a Team Eights midget during the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League portion of the show and he drove for Mike Hayashi during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com competition at the bullring.

The best performance of the night came in the midget as Bruce Jr. maneuvered from sixth to win a heat race before advancing from sixth to third place in a qualifier. That ranked him second in overall points and lined him up on the outside of the front row for the A Main.

"That car just works really well," he said. "Maybe it's our lack of experience that helps because we don't know how to mess things up. Our goal was to go out there and make some laps and make sure it's ready for the upcoming indoor season. We surprised ourselves with how well the car handled."

Bruce Jr. battled inside the top five throughout the feature before crossing the finish line third.

It was a little more of a struggle in the sprint car all night, Bruce Jr. noted.

"We were fighting with some issues all night long," he said. "We were working on everything making sure we got it better and we did all night long. We were having an issue with the injection. In the qualifier I was leading it and the throttle stuck going into turn one. I was having to lift the pedal with my foot."

Bruce Jr. advanced from seventh to fourth place in a heat race and he placed third in the qualifier after losing a pair of positions because of the stuck throttle. That relegated him to a B Main, which he won to transfer into the main event. Bruce Jr. capped the night with an 18 th-place run.

"I felt like it wasn't the result we were wanting, but at the same time we were fighting engine issues," he said. "Just to put it in the show was an accomplishment. It was a new car and new motor I hadn't run before and neither had Mike or his team. To go out there and put it in the show with great competition, I feel like we were on the right track."

Bruce Jr. will return to action in the Team Eights midget on Dec. 15 at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., with the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets.

QUICK RESULTS -

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. (sprint car) - Heat race: 4 (7); Qualifier: 3 (2); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 18 (17).

Oct. 27 - Creek County Speedway in Sapulpa, Okla. (midget) - Heat race: 1 (6); Qualifier: 3 (6); Feature: 3 (2).

SEASON STATS -

31 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 17 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 25 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Dec. 15 at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., with the USAC P1 Insurance National Midgets

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.TonyBruceJr.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonyBruceJr

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Hinchman Racewear

With more than 80 years in the industry, Hinchman Racewear prides itself on safety, experience, innovation, quality and customer service. For more information on how Hinchman Racewear can protect you, visit http://www.HinchmanRacewear.com .

"When looking for safety and innovation, look no further than Hinchman Racewear," Bruce Jr. said. "With great customer service and a passion for keeping drivers protected, it's no wonder why they are the leaders in the custom suit industry. I choose Hinchman to keep me safe and I encourage all drivers to do the same."

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

 

 

 

Wheatley Selects ASCS National Tour Podium Finish as Highlight of Season

Inside Line Promotions - LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (Oct. 29, 2018) - Austen Wheatley had a successful campaign in 2018 despite scaling back to the tune of only 20 sprint car races.

Wheatley put an emphasis on family as well as the apparel businesses he owns - Downforce Designs and Vaportrail Clothing.

"If you're in the Midwest or race with the World of Outlaws you can't do it as a hobby," he said. "Being around here I can focus on my business and be somewhat competitive for races around the Northwest."

Wheatley posted a trio of podium finishes with the highlight coming in late June when he scored his first career podium with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com during the Fred Brownfield Classic at Grays Harbor Raceway.

Wheatley won a heat race from fourth to be the high-points driver of the night. He started the feature sixth, but had to overcome a tire problem to record the career-best result.

"It wasn't an easy night," he said. "Traffic was tough in the main event, but we were able to move forward and make good decisions on the track. It was a really solid night from start to finish."

In July Wheatley led a Western Sprint Tour Speedweek show early before finishing fourth at Cottage Grove Speedway in Cottage Grove, Ore., and he placed fifth during the 29th annual Bob's Burger & Brew Summer Nationals at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash.

"We should have won two or three races this year," he said. "Running well and winning races are two different things. That is part of what we sacrifice not running a lot. I'm not sure what next year will entail, but hopefully we can put ourselves in position to win races and we can capitalize.

"I also want to thank our sponsors for supporting our family team."

SEASON STATS -

20 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 14 top 20s

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.AustenWheatley.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AustenWheatley

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

APPAREL -

Wheatley will have t-shirts and hoodies for sale at every race he competes at this season. For his schedule of races, visit http://www.AustenWheatley.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Downforce Designs

Downforce Designs is an apparel company established and operated by Austen Wheatley. For information on apparel options, prices, clientele and more, visit http://www.DownforceDesigns.com .

"It's good to have a fresh take on apparel in the sport," Wheatley said. "My goal is to provide something unique and diverse, and I think I know what a driver wants to see on his or her apparel. It's a racer helping racers."

Wheatley would also like to thank Redlined Welding & Construction, Astro Titanium, Franklin Rear Ends, Elite Wings, ART Speed Equipment, Schaeffer Oil and Banshee Graphics for their continued support.

 

 

X-1 Race Cars Adds Another Championship Via Chuck Hebing's Third Career Patriot Sprint Tour Title

Inside Line Promotions - LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (Oct. 29, 2018) - Ryan Linder and X-1 Race Cars have a list of clients who not only run the chassis, but also excel in them. Chuck Hebing is one of those people on the distinguished list.

Hebing primarily raced with the Patriot Sprint Tour throughout the 2018 campaign. This year he picked up his third Patriot Sprint Tour championship to go with titles in 2006 and 2007. He also posted his 50th career Patriot Sprint Tour triumph, becoming the first driver to achieve that feat.

"It was a really good season for us," he said. "We picked up seven wins with the Patriot Tour and 11 top fives. We were really happy with the outcome of the year."

Hebing has run X-1 Race Cars for three years and is as happy as ever with how his car runs.

"Ryan is a great guy to work with and he's been so helpful along the way," Hebing said. "We really appreciate all that he does for the guys who run his cars and how much time he puts into making every single one of those chassis."

Plans for next year aren't set just yet, but Hebing said he intends to hit a mix of Patriot Sprint Tour races as well as Empire Super Sprint events.

"My daughter is racing with the Empire Super Sprints again next year so I may go to more of those with her," he said. "We're just going to wait until some schedules come out and then go from there."

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.X1RaceCars.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/X-1-Race-cars-132228736836684

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryan_Linder

X-1 RACE CARS -

X-1 Race Cars is a custom sprint car chassis business that was established in 2010 by sprint car racer and master fabricator Ryan Linder. The company relocated in 2017 to the Northeast to better serve a hotbed of sprint car racing in Central Pennsylvania and New York.

 

 

RacinBoys Renews Partnership With McCarthy Auto Group

Inside Line Promotions - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 29, 2018) - RacinBoys is excited to have McCarthy Auto Group return as a major marketing partner in 2019 for the eighth year.

McCarthy Auto Group includes nine dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri with an extensive inventory of the newest models and most popular makes of vehicles, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hyundai Toyota, Nissan and more.

McCarthy Auto Group also offers superior auto service departments from oil changes to body repair. They are a one-stop shop for new and pre-owned automobiles, collision repair and much, much more.

"It's great to have McCarthy Auto Group signed back up for everything that we do," RacinBoys Co-Founder Scott Traylor said. "We want to thank John McCarthy, Karl Kramer and Mike Shaw of McCarthy Auto Group, which is the largest family owned new car dealership in Kansas City. Not only is McCarthy Auto Group a supporter of RacinBoys and all of our programming, they are also great for Kansas City. They do a lot of things for the local community and that's one of the reasons we like to be involved with them. Through McCarthy Auto Group we can partner up and give back to Kansas City. They sponsor local tracks Humboldt Speedway and I-35 Speedway and have been long-time supporters of many race tracks and select drivers throughout the region over the last 10 years. They're all in when it comes to motor sports and giving back to their local community."

McCarthy Auto Group will be a sponsor throughout the numerous programs that RacinBoys produces, including PRIME TIME Live Coast to Coast brought to you by McCarthy Auto Group, Track Talk, The Passing Point and live broadcasts from Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by SawBlade.com races throughout the country.

RacinBoys would also like to thank Lucas Oil, Rod End Supply, Smiley's Racing Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Flat Out Magazine, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum and Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps for their support.

There are additional opportunities to work with RacinBoys and its shows and racing broadcasts in 2019. For more information, interested companies can reach out to Traylor.

MCCARTHY AUTO GROUP -

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

RACINBOYS -

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

 

 

Donny Schatz earns historic Port Royal payday during 51st Tuscarora 50

Date: Sunday, October 28th Event: 51st Annual Tuscarora 50 Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Track: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.) Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (5th)

World of Outlaws Championship Standings (as of 10/29/2018): 1st - 9,664 points (278-point margin over second place, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 29, 2018) - It was an afternoon to remember for Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing, not only securing their 21st victory of the 2018 season, twice the total of the second-leading winner on the circuit, but also scoring one of the largest paydays of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season - $51,513 to be exact.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 sprint car, continued his title quest with a visit to Central Pennsylvania for the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. Despite being forced to wait an extra day due to Mother Nature, the delay did not impact the Fargo, N.D., native, ultimately scoring the $51,000+ winner’s share over a stout field of 51 competitors.

Starting fifth on the main event grid, the nine-time and defending Outlaws champion commenced his charge toward the front in a hurry, eventually snagging the second position from Central Pennsylvania front-runner Lucas Wolfe on lap 22, just before earning the top spot from WoO championship contender Brad Sweet on lap 32. The winning move was a signature one for the now three-time Port Royal Speedway feature winner, utilizing the bottom groove to drive under Sweet at the entrance of turn one.

“That felt like a 500-miler,” Schatz said with a chuckle in victory lane about the caution-filled, 50-lap main event. “My team is incredible at what they do and it’s pretty cool to win that big money with them. Anytime you win in Pennsylvania it’s big and this is a big one.”

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will cap off their 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship campaign with back-to-back nights of competition at the season-ending World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Two rounds of World of Outlaws qualifying will take shape on Thursday, November 1, followed by back-to-back programs on Friday and Saturday, November 2 & 3.

Schatz will enter the weekend with a 278-point command in the title chase. With that said, just showing up to the World Finals will solidify a tenth championship with the Greatest Show On Dirt.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA: Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.

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

Donny Schatz: Facebook at www.facebook.com/DonnySchatz or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live on www.dirtvision.com during each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of 2018.

2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru October 29, 2018) Total Races: 71 Total Wins: 23 Total Top-5s: 53 Total Top-10s: 66

World of Outlaws Races: 69 World of Outlaws Wins: 21 World of Outlaws Top-5s: 51 World of Outlaws Top-10s: 64

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

ERIE, MI (October 28, 2018) - Chad Blonde (Litchfield, MI) was honored as the 2018 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Champion with points cash and awards of $9,420 of the $41,095 distributed to the top finishers in 2018 points. Shawn Valenti (Fostoria, OH), finished 2nd in points and earned $6,839. Jay Steinebach (Hudsonville, MI) finished 3rd and earned $4,576. Eric Smith (Lakeview, MI) received $1,133 for 12th place.

The banquet payout brought the 2018 season total for contingency cash and awards to $90,876.

For the 3rd year, the banquet was held at the Battle Creek (MI) Holiday Inn. Wayne Bunn was the emcee, Kathie Naida was the event planner, and Pat Holzinger, Marcus Berglund, Mike Russell, and Tim Beebe presented the night's awards. Julie Beebe distributed door prizes.

Joining in the celebration were SOD marketing partner Scott Benic (Benic Enterprises), John Berglund (JohnnyB Imagery), and Scott Menlen (Motor City Racing Promotions). Butler Speedway, Hartford Speedway, Crystal Motor Speedway, Tri-City Motor Speedway, and Berlin Raceway were recognized as SOD promoter partners in 2018.

Shawn Valenti took the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits mini-series championship, collecting $1,000. Chad Blonde, Thomas Schinderle (Berkley, MI), Ricky Ferkel (Mt. Pleasant, MI), and Jay Steinebach each shared a portion of the point fund.

Chad Blonde led the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan mini-series championship, worth $1,000. Shawn Valenti was 2nd, Jay Steinebach 3rd, Dustin Shriver 4th, and Ricky Ferkel 5th and each shared a portion of the point fund.

Chad Blonde also won the Hog Creek Showdown mini-series championship and earned $1,000. Shawn Valenti was 2nd, Butler Speedway track champion Boston Mead finished 3rd, Josh Turner took 4th and Jay Steineback 5th. Each shared a portion of the Hog Creek Showdown point fund.

The MOTUL Leader of the Pack divided the season into 4 stages and the driver with the best average finish in the stages was crowned champion. Once again, Chad Blonde took the $1,000 championship. The other drivers sharing the MOTUL Leader of the Pack point fund are Shawn Valenti, Jay Steinebach, Ricky Ferkel, and Ryan Ruhl.

Ryan Ruhl was recognized for winning the most Lane Automotive/MSD Ignitions Fast Master awards with 6. Chad Blonde won the most Engler Machine and Tool heat races with 3, Ryan Ruhl won the most COMP Cams heat races with 3, and no driver won more than 1 RockAuto.com heat. Chad Blonde won 4 KSE Racing Products Hard Charger awards and led the way in feature wins with 4.

Shawn Valenti won the 2018 SOD Series Rookie of the Year award sponsored by Merritt Speedway. Shawn is extremely versatile and will race anything with four wheels on dirt. He has enjoyed much success in Ohio & Indiana in dirt trucks and super streets as well as sprints.

Josh Ward followed in big brother Justin's footsteps, earning this year's SOD Sprint Car Rookie of the Year award sponsored by Merritt Speedway. Justin won the award in 2016.

XYZ Machining, Tim & Cindy Norman, recognized Justin Ward (Benzonia, MI) as this year's Sportsman of the Year. Justin has now been racing full-size sprints for three years and presents a level of professionalism that represents SOD well. Justin, his father James, and brother Josh were committed to running the entire 2018 SOD schedule in spite of a lot of travel and frequent threatening weather. Justin was presented with a MAC 24-piece hand tool set compliments of Jeff Schejbal and Noizee 1 Motorsports.

XYZ Machining, Tim & Cindy Norman, recognize Sean Robinson as this year's crew chief of the year. Sean made sure every time SOD champion Chad Blonde went on the track, his equipment was in top shape. Sean quietly went about his business without any drama and SOD is honored to recognize his efforts. Sean was presented with a MAC hammer set compliments of Jeff Schejbal and Noizee 1 Motorsports. JohnnyB Imagery also presented Sean with a large metal print of the NEFCO Metal Sales & Fabrication 5B Maxim powered by Krieger Engines.

Checks, awards, and trophies were presented to drivers in attendance: . 12th place Eric Smith, 24, trophy sponsored by Strpko Engineering, Machining & Engines and Mike Ball Racing, . 10th place Michael Schumacher (Constantine, MI), trophy sponsored by Roger & Pat Holzinger, . 9th place Mark Aldrich (Addison, MI) , trophy sponsored by Lane Automotive, . 8th place Quentin Blonde (Litchfield, MI), trophy sponsored by John & Kathie Naida, . 7th place Josh Ward (Benzonia, MI), trophy sponsored by Aldrich Racing, . 6th place Justin Ward, trophy sponsored by Aldrich Racing, . 5th place trophy presented to Tom Ruhl on behalf of Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI), trophy sponsored by Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating, . 4th place Ricky Ferkel, trophy sponsored by Butler Speedway, . 3rd place Jay Steinebach, trophy sponsored by T. C. Paintball, . 2nd place Shawn Valenti, trophy sponsored by JohnnyB Imagery, . 1st place Chad Blonde, trophy sponsored by NEFCO Metal Sales & Fabrication.

JohnnyB Imagery recognized drivers with perfect attendance through the 2018 points season with large metal prints of their cars. The drivers are Chad Blonde, Shawn Valenti, Jay Steinebach, Ricky Ferkel, Justin Ward, and Josh Ward. Mark Aldrich received a large metal print for his 38 years of dedication as a sprint car driver.

SOD officials in attendance were recognized and thanked for their hard work. The officials were flagman Tim Beebe, scorer Julie Beebe, infield and tech official Marcus Berglund, event manager Pat Holzinger, tire sales and contingency manager Kathie Naida, and pits official Mike Russell.

Hoosier Racing Tire and Hoosier Tire Midwest were recognized for their dedication and support in making the SOD "beyond limits" format successful. Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating and Steve Smith were recognized for sponsorship of the 2018 Deuced It award that presented $100 to the 2nd place finisher in every SOD feature.

SOD marketing partners that presented awards for the banquet were: . Hoosier Racing Tire - Set of SOD spec tire to the champion, jackets to the champion, series RoY, sprint car RoY, and 3rd place in point. . Walker Performance Filtration - Complete set of stacks & filters, 40% off a set, a cleaning kit. . Simpson Race Products - Driver gloves, hood, underwear top, underwear bottom, gear bag. . Allstar Performance - Numerous products compliments of Sprints On Dirt . Ti22 Performance - Set of front spindles, set of front hubs, front axle. . Hepfner Racing Products - Wing certificate. . Maxim Racing - Contingency certificates. . Noizee 1 Motorsports - MAC Tools sets, cash awards. . Schoenfeld Headers - Header set certificate. . New Holland Spirits & Lane Racing - Beer Barrel Bourbon, Bourbon & Cola

In spite of 6 rain outs and several other races impacted by inclement weather, Sprints On Dirt still paid points money and awards to Sprints On Dirt Champion Chad Blonde of $9,420 as well as points money and awards to Sprints On Dirt competitors of $90,867 for the 2018 season. It was a bad year weather-wise but the 2018 payout increased over 2017 by 19% thanks to increased support from our marketing partners.

Sprints On Dirt extends its deepest appreciation to our title sponsors Engine Pro and ARP for making it all possible.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor) ARP (Title Sponsor) Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire) MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor) King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor) Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor) Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor) MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor) Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor) COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor) RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor) ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor) KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor) Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor) The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor) The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor) Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor) XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor) XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor) Noizee 1 Motorsports (Special Awards)

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are: Allstar Performance ATL Racing Fuel Cells Benic Enterprises BR Motorsports Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) Hepfner Racing Products (HRP) J & J Auto Racing Keizer Aluminum Wheels King Racing Products Maxim Racing Motor City Racing Promotions Racing Optics Rod End Supply Schoenfeld Headers Simpson Racing Products Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Weedsport Kartway to Serve as Title Sponsor of Northeast Racing Products Trade Show Auction Block on November 16-17

WEEDSPORT, NY – Fresh off its inaugural event on October 14, Weedsport Kartway will serve as the title sponsor of the Northeast Racing Products Trade Show Auction Block at the New York State Fairgrounds on November 16-17.

Weedsport Kartway will lead a renewed karting presence at this year’s show which will also include vendor displays and information from Caroga Creek Speedway, Ransomville Speedway’s karting facility, Slack Karts, Mike Babcock Racing and Moran Racing Products.

“We are happy to announce our sponsorship of the Northeast Racing Products Trade Show Auction,” said Weedsport Speedway and Kartway promoter, Jimmy Phelps. “This show is important to the success and sustainability of all types of motorsports in New York State and we wanted to do our part to help Jeremie (Corcoran) and his team continue to push the show in the right direction.”

The combined karting effort at the 2018 Northeast Racing Products show is a partnership of karting enthusiasts looking to help promote the sport and assist future racers in learning more about how to get involved.

“We had such a great turnout at our opening event,” said Phelps. “Karting is a fantastic sport and it is crucial to get the younger generation involved and interested in motorsports. It was our goal to work with Jeremie to put together a strong karting presence in the building and with his help I think we are going to put together a good product for fans and followers to enjoy and learn from, while also creating an opportunity for aspiring racers to obtain the tools to get started in the sport.”

Weedsport Speedway will also have a display over the weekend with remaining 2018 apparel available as well as early schedule dates for the 2019 speedway season.

To learn more about the Northeast Racing Products Trade Show be sure to visit online at www.northeastracingproducts.com or you can follow on Facebook by searching Northeast Racing Products. The show will run from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 16 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 17.

For more information on Weedsport Speedway visit online at www.weedsportspeedway.com. Fans can also LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW on Twitter @Weedsportspdwy.

 

 

San Joaquin Asparagus Festival puts up $1000 to Sprint Car Challenge Tour Dash winner on November 3rd

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA…When the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards invades the Stockton Dirt Track for the Tribute to Gary Patterson on November 3rd there will be even more money up for grabs, with the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival putting up $1000 to the Dash winner.

Adding in the year-long sponsorship of Race Punk the driver who comes out on top in the six-lap shootout will go home with $1100 total. The 30-lap feature will award $5500 to the winner thanks to extra money from Kyle Larson Racing.

On the King of the West-NARC side of things the Sunneyvalley Bacon Dash will pay $1000-to-win and the A-main is $4,000-to-win/ $650-to-start thanks to HydroChemPSC. There is also an $1100 bounty up for grabs if a driver can sweep both features on November 3rd.

The annual San Joaquin Aspragus Festival returns to the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds on April 12th, 13th and 14th, 2019. A highlight of the event will be the second annual Asparagus Cup sanctioned by the Sprint Car Challenge Tour. Opening night on Friday April 12th will award $10,000-to-win the feature and the Saturday finale will pay out a strong $15,000-to-win. Each night will also be an impressive $800 just to start the feature.

Several entertainment acts will be a part of the festival, with Sunday’s lineup including country stars Parmalee and Joe Diffie.

The Asparagus Festival was first created in 1985 by a small group of Stockton residents led by Gordon Medlin and Joe Travale, with the backing of Bank of Stockton President Robert Eberhardt. A year later, the first festival was held at Oak Grove Regional Park along Eight Mile Road.

The 35th annual Tribute to Gary Patterson on Saturday November 3rd showcases championship night for both the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, and the King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Racing Series.

One night prior to that on Friday November 2nd the Stockton Dirt Track will present Winged 360 Sprint Cars, the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour and Dwarf Cars. The non-sanctioned Winged 360 event will be following SCCT technical rules with a $2500-to-win/ $400-to-start main event. There is no muffler rule on either night of competition.

Plenty of camping will be available on the fairgrounds for Tribute to GP weekend with a cost of $33 per night. There is a two-night minimum to camp. To pay by credit card please contact 916-370-9417. Remember to bring extension cords, water hoses, water hose Y’s and in-ground water spigots. During the day on Saturday from noon to 4pm live music will entertain the crowd behind the grandstands.

All seating on Friday November 2nd is general admission, while Saturday November 3rd features reserved seating in the upper deck. The front gate and ticket booth opens at 4pm on Friday, with racing at 6pm. On Saturday will call and ticket booth opens at 2pm, with the front gate opening at 3pm. Cars will hit the speedway at 4:30pm for wheel packing with hot laps, qualifying and racing to follow. Tickets can be pre-purchased at https://noceti-group.ticketleap.com/

The Stockton Dirt Track is located on the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds in Stockton, California at 1658 S Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. More info can be found at http://www.stocktondirttrack.com/

 

 

D.J. Bybee-Jason Martin Sprint Car Team to Dissolve – Martin Seeking Out New Opportunities

Lonnie Wheatley, WICHITA, Kan. (October 26, 2018) – It is said that all good things must come to an end.

Such is the case with the D.J. Bybee-owned Sprint Car team that Lincoln, NE, resident Jason Martin has piloted over much of the last two seasons.

Bybee cites the need to focus on business as the primary need to cease his portion of racing operations at this time.

“My business is doing well, but I don’t have the resources that we need to do what we want,” Bybee says.

The duo joined forces prior to the 2017 season and have been a formidable combination since that time. Since the beginning of the 2017 season, Martin has racked up a total of 21 wins and 66 top-fives in 98 starts.

And, even without focusing on IMCA points, Martin has finished among the top ten and then top 20 in IMCA National Sprint Car points. The team also captured Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway track championship in 2018 and ranked second in Nebraska 360 Sprint Car points.

“I saw him (Martin) at Short Track Nationals a couple of years and just started talking to him about his plans for the following year, that’s how we got started,” Bybee recalls. “His work ethic and attention to detail is second to none, he prepares cars from start to finish at the highest level. Jason is good at anything he does and will be successful at whatever he does.”

“I have never known anyone more organized, respectful and professional,” Bybee continues. “I can see why he’s successful, because of his passion. He has more focus than anyone I’ve worked around in any capacity. If Jason can get the right people around him, he can race at the top level. I definitely plan to continue to sponsor him wherever he goes from here.”

Martin is appreciative of the two-year stint with Bybee.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity that presented itself with D.J., I feel like we accomplished a lot over our two years,” Martin comments. “I look forward to working together on a smaller basis in the future.”

Martin is currently in the process of seeking out opportunities to form or join forces with a new Sprint Car team for the 2019 season and beyond.

“With my dedication to my family and my full-time career, it’s getting harder and harder to operate a full-time Sprint Car team basically on my own,” Martin explains. “With that being said, I’d really like to seek out a full-time ride primarily, but I also have a majority of the essentials it will take to build a new race car team with the right alignment of another major sponsor/partner.”

Bybee and Martin are both quick to point out a number of marketing partners and individuals that contributed to the team’s success. Among those are Speedway Motors, EMI, PRO Shocks, MyRacePass, Myers Racing Engines, Wilwood Brakes, Rod End Supply, Butlerbuilt Seats, Shell Shock, HRP Race Products, Simpson, Nebraska One, Bybee Electric, Trucks Plus, Midwest Linings, Automasters, Deuces Wild Powdercoating, Highside Racewear, Bill Howell and Kaleb Gaines, Brian Erb, Briley Racing Engines and most importantly, their families for sacrificing all that they do to support their dreams.

 

 

Bellm to Finish Out Season with Creek County’s “Fall Fling”

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (October 26, 2018) – Kyle Bellm and the Nixa, Missouri-based No. 14k Sprint Car team look to finish out the 2018 season with this weekend’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour portion of Creek County Speedway’s “Fall Fling” near Sapulpa, OK.

Originally scheduled as a two-day stand, it will now be a Saturday only event after wet weather forced the cancellation of Friday night’s portion.

It has been an impressive season for Bellm and the Greenworks Nursery/Landscapes Awarded team. Bellm looks to finish it out on a strong note.

“We want to get in another strong night and get some momentum going toward next season,” Bellm says. “We have had a couple of good showings at Creek County this year, so we feel good going into it.”

Bellm and the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care team have been lightly raced since August with scattered inclement weather and the impending arrival of he and wife Kara’s second daughter.

“I think we have only raced six or seven times since the beginning of August,” Bellm says. “We had hoped to get in two more good nights, but we’ll take one.”

Overall, Bellm is pleased with the success of the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision entry over the 2018 season.

“We have been fast every time out, I think we definitely have something to build upon for the 2019 season,” Bellm explains.

In just 30 starts this season, Bellm has picked up three feature wins aboard the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions/Schaeffers Racing Oil entry among 13 top-fives and 18 top-tens.

Bellm looks for a fourth win on the year to close out the season on Saturday night at Creek County Speedway.

2018 Quick Stats: 30 races, 3 wins, 13 top-fives, 18 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Sprint Cars at Creek County Speedway’s “Fall Fling” near Sapulpa, OK.

Keep Track: Keep track of Kyle Bellm’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.kylebellm.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KyleBellmRacing?fref=ts or on Twitter at @kylebellmracing.

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

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

 

 

23RD ANNUAL BUDWEISER OVAL NATIONALS UPDATED ENTRY LIST!

(Perris, CA, October 25, 2018) Updated entry list for the November 8th, 9th and 10th 23rd Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Presented by All Coast Construction.

2018 Budweiser Oval Nationals Entries

Car # Driver Residence Car Owner
2 Austin Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory
4 Damion Gardner Concord, CA Mark Alexander
4 Justin Grant Ione, CA Topp Motorsports
4D TBA Gansen Motorsports
4G Chris Gansen Verdemont Heights, CA Gansen Motorsports
5 Chris Windom St. Louis, MO Baldwin Brothers
5 Tye Mihocko Peoria, AZ Tye Mihocko
5M Max Adams Loomis, CA Max Adams
5X Tommy Malcolm Corona, CA Dino Napier
5X Logan Williams Yorba Linda, CA John Jory
7BC Tyler Courtney Fishers, IN Clauson/Marshall Racing
8 Michael Faccinto Hanford, CA Jim Richardson
10V Richard Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing
12 Joel Rayborne West Covina, CA Rodney Rayborne
13 Dennis Gile Mesa, AZ Gene Gile
15 Danny Sheridan Santa Maria, CA Rick Johnson
16 TBA MMR
21 A.J. Bender Ramona, CA Richard Bender
30 C.J. Leary Greenfield, IN Chuck Leary
32 Chase Stockon Fort Branch, IN Chase Stockon
34AZ Jake Swanson Anaheim, CA Grau/Burkhart
39E Kyle Edwards Fountain Valley, CA Gordon Edwards
42 Danny Faria Jr. Tipton, CA Dwight Cheney
44 Cody Williams Corona, CA John Jory
50 Charles Davis Jr. Buckeye, AZ Charles Davis Jr.
51 Austin Ervine Bakersfield, PA James Ervine
52 Isaac Chappell Wilkinson, IN Isaac Chappell
55 Tony Everhart El Cajon, CA Tony Everhart
68 Chase Johnson Penngrove, CA Shawn Thomas
69 Kevin Thomas Jr. Cullman, AL Dynamics, Inc.
72 Gary Marshall Jr. Pomona, CA Gary Marshall Sr. & Jr.
74X Josh Hodges Tijeras, NM Jack Hodges
83 Austin Liggett Tracy, NM Tim Liggett
88V Jace Vander Weerd Visalia, CA Vander Weerd Racing
90 Randy Waitman Ramona, CA Randy Waitman
91R Brody Roa Garden Grove, CA BR Performance
92 R.J. Johnson Laveen, AZ Tom & Lauri Sertich
92X TBA Tom & Lauri Sertich
98 Verne Sweeney Lomita, CA Ken Tracy
98 Jeremy Ellertson Lawndale, CA Jeremy Ellertson
99 Brady Bacon Broken Arrow, OK Bacon Marshall Mtrsprts.

Oval Nationals Champions
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.

Advance tickets for all the Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction, are available 24 hours a day online at https://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7 or by calling 1-800-595-4849. For fans who do not want to buy advance tickets, there will be plenty available for everyone at the ticket window each race night.


Perris Auto Speedway wants to thank its corporate partners for the 2017 season. All Coast Construction, Amsoil, Austin Hutchinson Realtor, Battery Systems, Brass and Bass Firearms & Fishing Supplies, Budweiser, Bud’s Tire Pro, Center Point Church, Chris’ Hauling, City of Perris, Country Values Magazine, Daytona Boat & RV Storage, Ed Moore Bullet Proof Driveshaft, Edelbrock, Flowdynamics, Full Throttle Scissor Lift Rental, Green Sheet, Greg Smith Equipment, Harley’s Custom Cycles, HD Industries, Hoosier Tires, Indiana Truck Salvage, K2 Displays, K&N Engineering, Living Water’s Hospice, Luke’s Transmission, Moreno Valley Magazine of Values, Paul Oil Company, Pepsi-Cola, Pick-A-Part Auto Salvage, Pole Position, Precision Engine of Temecula, PrintItNow.com, Shaver Specialties, Square H, Sunstate Equipment, Swedish Speed, Trench Shoring, Valley News and Vista Paint.

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